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Valentines featuring Doilies and Sweet Sentiments by Graphic 45

February 5th, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Today I want to share some Valentines featuring doilies and Sweet Sentiments papers by Graphic 45.  I’ve mentioned on previous posts that I like to use doilies with my cards, especially Valentines.  When I saw the beautiful Sweet Sentiments papers, I knew that the two were made for each other.  The paper is so pretty, and the colors are so delicate and distinctive.  There are just so many possibilities! I used the 8×8 Sweet Sentiments paper pad for my cards (it is also available in 12×12).  As usual, Graphic 45 provides many unique/beautiful elements that can be used to enhance cards.  The cards that you

Mini Album featuring Mother Goose by Graphic 45

January 21st, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Today my project is a mini-album featuring papers from Mother Goose by Graphic 45.   This paper is so fun, and makes a perfect baby mini-album.  The colors are very vibrant, and in the 8×8 paper pad there are journaling cards, borders, stamps of various sizes, and other depictions of Mother Goose characters.  There are also chipboard stickers and stamps, etc. in the collection if you’re interested.   If you have the right tools and inspiration, mini-albums are actually pretty quick and easy.  It is best to start with a good die set to cut your pages.  For this project, I chose

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick

Happy New Year, everyone!  I can’t believe that 2013 is coming to a close – the year seemed to go by very fast.  I’m also excited about the promise of a new year – I hope that 2014 is the best ever for all of us! I have a couple of simple projects to share with you today.  The first is a cupcake wrapper.  This is a Lifestyle Crafts die (formerly Quickutz), and is just too much fun!  The wrapper piece has the “Happy New Year” at the top, and you only need to add the numbers for the year and the stars

Valentine Treat Tin And Pocket Tag!

January 30th, 2013 | by Cut@Home

Only 15 days to get those cards and projects done for your Valentines, so I am trying to get prepared and have created this little Valentine Treat Tin and Pocket Tag!                 The tin was acutally a Christmas tin that I got from a catalog (I think it was Collections Etc.) a couple years ago. It had a gingerbread man on the lid, so I covered it up, and now you can’t even tell it was once for Christmas! I pulled out my trusty Sizzix Big Shot machine and went to work with some of my new Quickutz dies from Lifestyle Crafts. 

Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz CHA Booth!

January 24th, 2013 | by Cut@Home

Today I have some great products to show you that we saw at the Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz CHA booth! Not only do they have great dies for scrapbooking layouts and cards, but for alternative projects like what you see on the board below.         If you didn’t notice the beautiful doily envelope inserts, let me give you a closer look!             If punches strike your fancy, then here is a preview of their new punches being released!         If you thought that was cool, then you will love these new dies that are being released throughout the next few months! I have a doily fetish, so I

Fun Quickutz Punches!

December 13th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

Cut multiple shapes at once with fun Quickutz Punches! These punches are unlike most punches where you can only punch one shape at a time. You can easily cut multiple shapes at once with one pass through your die cutting machine! Quickutz Punches are Cookie Cutter dies which means they are trimmed to just around the cutting edge of each die.  They are wafer thin and will use the same sandwich formula as the smaller Quickutz dies, however, you may need extended plates if you only have standard plates, as these dies are similar in length to Border Dies. They come in

Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Shapeabilities!

November 1st, 2012 | by Cut@Home

Have you heard? The word is spreading quickly that  Spellbinders Die D-Lites Shapeabilities are the latest craze in die cutting! If you haven’t seen them, you will want to be sure to check them out HERE! Spellbinders Die D-Lites dies are mainly smaller in size  than most Shapeabilities with stylish subjects from flowers to windows to ornate medallions. They all reflect a wispy sophistication that we hope will cause some excitement. The 20 design introduction has a great retail price point of US $12.99. They will make wonderful additions to anyone’s Spellbinders collection and the perfect gift for any crafter! Keep

Embossing Spellbinders Dies Using The Genius Ultimate Platform System!

October 4th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

For all of you who are wondering, embossing Spellbinders dies using the Genius Ultimate Platform System is a breeze. And yes, you use the same sandwich formula to do this in all of the following machines! Sizzix Big Shot Sizzix Vagabond by Tim Holtz Provo Craft Cuttlebug Lifestyle Crafts Epic Six Tool It is a cinch! In the following video I have demonstrated using only the Epic Six and Vagabond so you can see that it will work just as easily in both manual and electronic machines. For those of you who have a Big Shot Pro, you can use this same embossing formula in your

Quickutz Cookie Cutter Border Dies

August 23rd, 2012 | by Cut@Home

There are a variety of border dies on the market, but the Quickutz Cookie Cutter Border Dies by Lifestyle Crafts are rather unique. First of all, they are NOT for use to cut cookie dough, so don’t even try! Cookie Cutter is just the type of die, so named because the die is shaped around the cutting edge like a cookie cutter. Please don’t get them confused! Some Cookie Cutter dies have more substance than others. The dies I demonstrated in the following video from the Pool Party Collection are only an outline of the shape. Very simple. See HERE

Quickutz Pool Party Release From Lifestlyle Crafts!

August 14th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

Since we are in the hottest month of summer, Quickutz Pool Party release from Lifestyle Crafts comes when cool refreshments are welcomed most. These dies are perfect for scrapping your backyard pool or vacation photos and/or creating summer party invitations. This collection has a summer treat for everyone! See HERE to order yours today!                                                                                       You can have fun in the sun with the Pool Party Collection even while sitting in your work space on a cloudy day! I am a scuba diver and my family loves water sports, so I am always on the hunt for dies that pertain to water, beach

How To Use Sizzix Pop N Cuts In Die Cutting Machines!

August 2nd, 2012 | by Cut@Home

All of us have preferences on which die cutting machine works best for us as an individual, but we all like being able to use all of the dies in our particular machine, which is why I did some playing and am going to tell you how to use Sizzix Pop N Cuts in various machines! They are really a cinch to use in all of the machines and they give you such great pop up cards! What are Pop N Cuts you ask? The Sizzix Pop N’ Cuts are scrapbooking dies that can be run through your die cutting machine

3 Days Left Scrapbook Blowout 50% Sale

July 9th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

YES we have 3 DAYS LEFT on our scrapbook card making 4th of JULY blowout sale with products up to 50% OFF. We need to make room for the new dies,stamps, and paper at the Craft and Hobby Association. With an overloaded inventory on Spellbinders, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, and Quickutz we are READY to move this product out of the warehouse and have done some SERIOUS DISCOUNTS to do so. This may even been the biggest Scrapbooking SALE has ever had!!!  Be sure to share this post with your friends or anyone that may not know about it. These items

Lifestyle Crafts Label It Kit Dies By Quickutz

June 29th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

Are you asking yourselves what in the world is Lifestyle Crafts Label It Kit Dies by Quicktuz ? Well, I am going to tell you! The Label It Kit is one of 6 “It Kits” created by the Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz team to give you a kit of various items (in this case Labels) that have versatile designs which allow you to used them in every season and for every kind of project. Use them to create tags, cards, party and wedding details, scrapbook pages, school projects, journals, home decor, and so much more! It Kits also include digital cutting files,

How to Use M-Bossabilities in Epic Six

April 12th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

This video below will show how to use the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in the Quickutz Epic Six by Lifestyle Crafts. We have had many questions on how exactly one is to use these dies in this die cutting and embossing tool. So here you go! The embosssing folders are different as you will see because they carry two designs on EACH emboss folder giving you two options with everyone. This is a benefit for die storage and affordability. If you are looking for how to use the m-bossabilities in other machines just click below on one of the them. Big Shot &

Quickutz Easter Ideas!

April 4th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

Hi Everyone! We still have  a few more days until Easter, so I want to share with you some really cute projects using Quickutz dies and Letterpress plates that I spotted on the Lifestyle Crafts Blog. They are adorable! I especially liked the Fry Box! I don’t think I would have thought to use it for jelly beans! This was my Ah-ha moment for today! To cute! You can find most of these dies in our Easter Theme by clicking HERE.                                                                                                                                                                                 Thanks to the designers at Lifestyle Crafts and Kami Bigler who designed the cake! If you weren’t in the mood for

Genius Ultimate Platform System By Lifestyle Crafts!

March 27th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

I’m back in the office and ready for work! After helping my daughter for the last few days, it sure feels good to be able to sit while I work!  Today I am excited to tell you about a very handy platform system soon to be released, that I think will come in quite handy! The Genius Ultimate Platform System by Lifestyle Crafts! What is the Genius Ultimate Platform System, and how does it work? The Genius Ultimate Platform System is a new, innovative way to die cut and emboss! The kit comes with a brand new MAGNETIC platform.  It also includes

Handy Tools For Paper Crafting Needs!

December 28th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Okay, so now that we have received these wonderful new Die Cutting Machines for Christmas, do we have the right tools that will enable us to use them to their best capacity? I’m not talking dies or image cards, because we all know that we have to have those. I’m talking about the tools that will enable us to pick up and place tiny images once they are cut out, or scrap them off of our cutting mat without tearing them up! Yes, I am talking about Accessory tools! Did you receive a Letterpress Combo or Starter Kit? Then the L-LP-ACC-TOOLS

Letterpress Starter Kit Videos!

November 2nd, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Today I am so excited to share with you some of the videos we have just done to show you how you can use the Letterpress Starter Kit by Lifestyle Crafts with various machines! Yes, it is true! We have tried, tested and proven the Letterpress Starter Kit with the following die cutting machines; Sizzix Big Shot Sizzix Big Shot Pro Sizzix Vagabond by Tim Holtz Cuttlebug by Provo Craft The Letterpress turned out beautifully in each machine and it was so easy! There are no other mats required. Everything you need to start is included in the starter kit! Of course, if you want different

We Are Quickutz Featured Retailer Of The Month!

October 3rd, 2011 | by Cut@Home

The excitement is high here at Cut@Home because we have been chosen to be Quickutz Featured Retailer of the month of October! It is very exciting and we want you to be involved! We are able to offer our customers lots of great Quickutz items at special discounts while we are featured! You won’t want to pass up these savings! For starters, we are offering the Letterpress Starter Kit (a $95.00 value) for only $58.99 which also includes a FREE Printing Plate! Now that’s a great deal! In case you missed the news, you can use the starter kit with the

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