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Techniques in Fussy Cutting

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Karen N here with some fun projects using super fun and trendy fussy cutting techniques.  Last week, I did a card using fussy cutting, and I had so much fun that I thought I’d do a few more!  All of my cards today use Heartfelt Creations Paper and Magnolia Rubber Stamps.

The first card uses Heartfelt Creations {Classic Sunflower Collection} paper and Magnolia {Tilda Scarecrow} stamp.


In fussy cutting this image, I didn’t want to cut all of the super fine detail around her hat.  Instead, I just cut it into a straight line and then took my marker and colored in the outline.  I also cut the feet at the stamp line so that I could cut the “inside the legs” part out.  Finally, the stamp has one of the mittens falling off, but I wanted to attach it back on, so I cut that hand off and taped the mitten in its place.  I colored this image with Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor markers.  The lace and crinkle ribbon are from 3 Girl JAM, and I added some enamel dots.

The second card I made uses Heartfelt Creations {Frosty Blanket} paper and Magnolia {Jingle Bell Rudolph} stamp.


In this card, I didn’t want to cut that small detail in Rudolph’s antlers or the teeny piece of ribbon,  I cut the image without these elements and then stamped the image onto the pattern paper and colored those elements right onto the pattern paper.  I love that the bottom part of Rudolph’s body is hanging off that circle.  I think it adds fun movement to the card.  The snowflake is cut using my Big Shot and the NEW Spellbinders {Snowflake Bliss} dies, and I added some 3 Girl JAM lace and Timeless Twine.

The final card I made uses Heartfelt Creations {Frosty Blanket} paper and Magnolia {A Joyful Tilda} stamp.


In this card, I wanted to keep the little teeny details in her fun curly hair.  I used a very light blue alcohol marker and added a thin shadow outline around the entire image.  Then I cut the image with a small border.  I added some 3 Girl JAM lace and crinkle ribbon, some flowers and some sequins.

Be sure to watch the video to see more about my fussy cutting techniques!

And to see my project from last week, check out my blog post – here!  Thank you SO much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,



Fun with Fussy Cutting

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Karen N here sharing a fun card made with Heartfelt Creations {Delicate Asters} paper and Penny Black {Bird Day} stamps.

Crafting for me is a total stress reliever.  I’m sure it is for you too.  One of the things I like to do most is fussy cutting.  There are several ways to fussy cut.  Some people like to leave a little border around their images and some like to have a nice tight cut.  When fussy cutting a super intricate image (like this naughty and adorable cat from Penny Black), I will generally stamp it twice.  One time, I stamp it into the pattern paper that I want to use and one time I stamp the white cardstock that I will color.  Then, I just cut off all the detail and glue it into position.  Here’s the final card:



And here’s a video that shows you how I did this.  In the video, I called it a hedge-hog, but it’s a CAT.  LOL, oops!

Some tips for fussy cutting:

1.  Always turn the paper and not the scissors.  This will give you a smoother cut.

2.  Don’t worry too much about your cuts being perfect.  In the above card, I’d accidentally cut the tail off the third bird from the left.  Since the image was stamped into the background, you can’t even tell!

3. If you accidentally cut a little of the outline off an image you are fussy cutting, draw it back on with a very thin lined black marker.

4.  No one will EVER send you a card back and tell you that your fussy cutting isn’t good enough!  (i.e. have fun with it!)

Craftily yours,




Trending – Fun Owls for Scrapbooking

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Karen N here today sharing with you some cards with an “on-trend” animal that I just adore – the owl!  Cut at Home has all sorts of fantastic owls available, and I’ve included a link to them at the end of this post.  Be sure to check them out.  Today happens to be my 50th Birthday.  I’m super stoked about turning 50 as this is the decade that I’ll retire from work and have MORE time to CRAFT!  The only “bit” of a downer today is that my son is so far away (in the U.S. Army).   BUT it makes me happy that he is chasing his dreams, and I am so proud of him!  Still, I miss him…..I didn’t realize it until I put the post together, but you may see that theme in today’s cards!

Now, onto the fun!  My first two cards today use the Magnolia Tilda Owl stamp.  This owl is SO adorable.


Other ingredients for this card includes the BEAUTIFUL Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters paper, Spellbinders Labels Four, Spellbinder Nested Lacy Pennants, a button, some twine, Candi dots, and some markers.  Here’s a fun video that shows how I put together this card.

Here’s card number two!



For this card, I also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Motif paper, Spellbinders Big Scallop Circles, Circle Dies, Shadowpress Debossing FoldersTim Holtz Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn, Timeless Twine, markers and a piece of scrap paper from my hoard.  Note the repeating images that was featured as a trend last month!  Love that!

My final card today uses the Cottage Cutz Sylized Owl.  This owl is so stinkin’ adorable!


Recipe for this card includes Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower paper, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Circle Dies, Unity Stamp Company sentiment, and a doily.

Hope you enjoyed these fun owls.  If you love owls as much as I do, check out the other Ca-Ute owls at Cut at Home by following this LINK!  Eek, so many FUN choices!

Craftily yours,





Spellbinders Labels Forty-One and Forty-Two Card Ideas

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Spellbinders has a large assortment of dies, as you probably already know and their label collection is one of my favorite and I feel the most versatile especially for the Cardmaker.  The dies are always sorted per category and these new Labels Dies are part of the Nestabilities collection.  This means they will nest well within one another to add dimension and pop to your card fronts, layouts, mini albums or whatever you decide to use them for.  I’m going to share three cards and three ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  At the bottom of this post will be the complete list of all the dies and supplies I’ve used from the store.

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I’ve used the Spellbinders Decorative Accents Labels Forty-Two, Decorative Accents Labels Forty-One and Decorative Elements Labels Forty-One.   At the time of this post these dies are pre-order only, so you’ll want to get your orders in now so that once they hit the store shelves they’ll be shipped out right away to you.

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This first card measures 5″ square.  I’ve used a combination of pink and white cardstock along with Spellbinders Labels Forty-Two, Decorative Accents dies.  This cuts the large white base and the pink solid in the forefront.  Along with my Sizzix Big Shot I also used the Sizzix Magnetic Plate for Wafer Thin Dies and the Spellbinders Tool ‘n One.  These two items just make your die cutting so much easier.  Oh yes I used Scor-Pal’s No More Shims rubber mat to help even the pressure as I emboss the cut outs.

Labels 41-047

This beautifully intricate accent is cut from the Spellbinders Decorative Accents Labels Forty-One.  You may have to use paper shims as you cut and rotate your plate after each pass until you get all the details cut completely.  But oh my isn’t it worth it? Check out more spellbinders card ideas on!

Labels 41-051

This card base was cut with Spellbinders Labels Forty-Two, as you watch the video I’ll show you exactly how to create this fantastic card base from your die.   The beautiful center is cut using Spellbinders Decorative Elements Labels Forty-One.  See how all these dies compliment one another adding another layer to your card.  This card starts with the standard A2 size card base, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ but once you cut the decorative shape to the edges your card goes down to about 4 1/4″ square.

Labels 41-056

The last card uses all the dies in the Spellbinders Decorative Accents Labels Forty-One.  I’ll show you how to cut them all at the same time on the video.  You also can see the difference of using one color, like this card, as opposed to the pink and white combination in the first card.  It just depends on the look you want to achieve.  This is the largest card and measures 6″ square.  Any decorative paper on the cards was cut from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms 12×12 paper collection.  I hope you’ll come follow along on the video, I’ll share lots of ideas and more photos.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

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Supplies from the Store:

S4-469: Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Accents Labels Forty-One
S4-470: Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Elements Labels Forty-One
S4-471: Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Accents Labels Forty-Two
658300: Sizzix Big Shot
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
404: Scor-Pal No More Shims Rubber Mat
HCDP1-244: Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms 12×12 Paper Collection
202: Scor-Tape 1/4″
203: Scor-Tape 1/2″

Classic Sunflower Collection by Heartfelt Creations

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

I am so excited to share the new Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower collection of stamps, dies & paper!! These are some of the most beautiful and high quality stamps around! I love the detail that each one of them have! If you have not worked with Heartfelt Creations then you will definitely want to give them a try! The stamps come pre-cut, and mounted on a cling foam, which can be used with an acrylic block, after removing the paper backing, or by themselves if you do not have an acrylic block…either way results in a beautifully stamped image! Heartfelt Creations offers card kits, dies, stamps, and paper that all match the collection. There are lots of coordinating stamps, which would be great in making a scrapbook, set of note cards, or a mini album! By having the coordinating stamps, it does the work for you!

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These are just a few of the new collection that are out! I’ve used watercolor pencils to color some of these images & they turn out so beautiful! These would also look amazing with Copics, or Distress markers!

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The set’s shown here are the coordinating stamp sets that match beautifully with the Classic Sunflower. There is also a Spellbinder die by Heartfelt Creations that will cut the Classic Sunflower stamp out perfectly:

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I made a journal, using a (ugly) journal I got from a garage sale for $0.10. I took the journal a part, to use the lined paper that was inside. I cut some chipboard, and covered it with the gorgeous 12×12 paper collection. Using Mod Podge, I adhered the paper on, and distressed the edges first with Tim Holtz distress paint in Vintage photo, then followed up with Vintage photo ink. I added a tag from the paper collection, along with a ticket onto the front of the journal. I placed a few of the Sunflowers that I cut from the Spellbinder die, and colored. It turned out beautiful & was quick to make!

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The paper in this collection is stunning! Plus I love they give you tags, border strips, frames & lots of cut-a-parts to use! Check out my video for up close photos of each of the stamps, the die, and my journal.

Here is a list of the products:

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower 12×12 paper: SKU: HCDP1-247
Classic Sunflower die: SKU: HCD-753
Classic Sunflower Stamp: SKU: HCPC-3626
Summer’s Day stamps: SKU: HCPC 3630
Sunflower Bouquet stamps: SKU:HCPC 3628
Sunflower Patch stamps: SKU:HCPC 3629
Sunflower Stem stamp: SKU:HCPC 3627
Chick Retreat stamps: SKU:HCPC-3631
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage photo: SKU:TIM19527

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Silhouette Vinyl and Heat Transfer paper – Deal of the Week!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Hello scrappers!

We are clearing the decks for all the NEW Silhouette America product! I know last week I told you the new vinyl and heat transfer paper was in stock. Well…I got my order and it wasn’t in the box. I was passed incorrect (albeit hopeful) information which wasn’t true, so I apologize for that! The good news is it is on its way and that means I have to clear out the discontinued stock. So the Deal of the Week is select vinyl and heat transfer from Silhouette at 30% off!

heat transfer and vinyl






The VIP codes for September are SEP432 for Spellbinders and SIZ9SE for Sizzix and Tim Holtz Sizzix.

When I got into work this morning, I had a pleasant surprise waiting for me from Spellbinders. Their new Create-A-Flower and Pretty Petal Die D-Lites are shipping this week! You see the video of the new Cherry Blossoms on our Youtube channel. Here is what the project looks like:

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They look so real!!

Other new items I am introducing this week is the Pink Lemonade collection from Magnolia. Tilda is dressed in her best summer finery and you will love this stamp collection.

Magnolia stamp








Isn’t she adorable!

Another item I am really excited about is the Darice Embossing Essentials dies! We all LOVE their embossing folders and these dies will compliment the EF’s great! These chemically etched dies come in a variety of geometric shapes as well as other popular shapes like hearts, labels, etc. They can be used in most die-cutting machines and at $13.49 per set, the price point is really a bargain. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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We will be featuring a separate blog post and video on these later this month.

Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations has done it again with another gorgeous collection of dies, stamps and paper! You are going to really go for the Classic Sunflower Collection! Here is an example of a card from this collection. I love the pairing of sunflowers with denim.  Here is an example of two of the papers.


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Makes me want to redecorate my entire house in sunflowers and denim!

For those of you who happen to be shopping this weekend, and noticed our store was empty of all products for a few hours, we had a corrupt file in our product table. It was probably me, as I was loading the new Silhouette vinyl fast and furiously! I take credit for it and offer my apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced. If you happen to be caught by a “Marcie Bug” as I like to call them, let Tristan or Tauna know, and mention free gift in your next order and for your inconvenience, we will add one to your order. The store was still totally safe and secure, it was NOT a breach, just me going too fast! Sorry!

Have a great week! I will see you next Monday with our NEW Deal of the Week and other fabulous new products. Until then, keep watching our blog and youtube channel as my incredibly talented Design Team give you ideas and tips on how to make the most of your papercrafting hobby.

Happy Scrappin!


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