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Seasonal Fun featuring Little B Dies

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Little B is a product name that we’ve known for a while in the craft world, but they are new (at least newer) in the die market.  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to try Little B dies — I really like their creativity in approaching the basics, as well as the versatility that they offer.  Today I want to show you three new sets of dies from Little BHalloween, Autumn and Holiday.  They are seasonal sets, and I just love them!  Here are some cards featuring them —

ghosts   spider

squirrel   ornaments

As you’ve probably seen before, the Little B dies are wafer thin dies.  They can be used with most die cutting/embossing machines.  I used my Sizzix Big Shot and got great results with them.  I love the convenience of the magnetic storage binder that keeps the little pieces in place so it is much more difficult to lose something, etc.  Each of these die sets can be used separately, or in conjunction with other stamp and die sets that you currently have.  My sample cards illustrate both approaches.

For the Halloween cards, I had so much trouble deciding among the little elements that are available.  I ended up featuring the ghosts and the spider, but wish I had more time to do something with the bat!  Be sure to check him out on the video.  Little B always puts emphasis on the design and on the details.  The little bat was designed with dimensional wings that make him so very cute for Halloween projects!   Anyway, each of the Halloween cards was quick and easy to complete.  Both are A-2 sized cards (4.25″ x 5.5″).  For the spider card, it was simply a matter of finding the right background paper and sentiment.  The paper is Authentique Spellbound – Spiderweb.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.  Too fun.  So then it was just a matter of cutting out the little web piece from ivory cardstock, and the spider from black cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Onyx Black Versafine ink on ivory cardstock.  I edged the sentiment with a little of the black ink to make it stand out.  I used a natural hemp twine to “hang” the spider from the web.

spider

For the ghost card, I simply cut three of the ghosts from white cardstock.  I stamped the Magnolia Boo Background Stamp in Cloud White VersaMagic chalk ink on black cardstock, and used a decorative corner chomper to soften the corners.  I attached the background with dimensional adhesive, and the ghosts with Scor-Tape.  The eyes on one of the ghosts hit in the “wrong” place (on the white chalk ink), so I used my black Gelly Roll pen to fill them in.  With ribbon and a bow at the bottom, the card was complete — how easy peasy.  The background paper was from the Jolees Halloween paper pad.

ghosts

I created the Autumn card using only the Little B die set.  I cut each of the elements from colored cardstock, and then assembled them on the acorn background paper (Authentique Harvest – Acorn).  With so many colors of leaves to cut, I thought it was a good time to test and see if I could cut multiple layers of paper with the Little B dies.  It worked!  The cardstock I was using wasn’t too heavy (probably 80 lb. max.), and the die cut easily through both layers at once.  I wasn’t sure this was possible given how thin these dies really are.  Yay!  The dark box at the top of the card says “Give Thanks”.  This is one of the dies in the set.  Rather than cutting letters, it embosses them into the paper.  It was very difficult to get a photo that really shows that detail well.  I rubbed on some gold ink to help, so hopefully that is enough that you can see it.  There are still a number of dies in this set that I didn’t use, other leaves, circles (or berries) and feathers.  I wanted this to be a very quick and simple card, so I didn’t spend a lot of time edging the leaves with color, etc.  That certainly would make them stand out more against the background.  I used my black Gelly Roll pen to add some facial features to the squirrel.

squirrel

Finally, my card for the Holiday die set features only the large ornament and the holly and berries dies.  There is a lot more to offer in the set — pin branch, light swag, etc.  I cut three ornaments from gold metallic cardstock, and sets of holly leaves and berries for each.  I used a 1/8″ ribbon to suspend the ornaments, and a dimensional adhesive to raise them from the paper a little.  I decorated each with the holly leaves and berries.  The sentiment is from an Our Daily Bread stamp set, “Turtle Dove Ornament”, and is stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.   I put a piece of green cardstock behind the ivory cardstock to frame it a little more.  Again, another super easy card!  Sorry that the photo didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it to — I had so much trouble with glare on the gold paper.

ornaments

 

Please be sure to watch the short video for a closer look at each of these die sets.  They are a good value, and I know you would enjoy using them for your seasonal paper crafting needs.

 

Supply List —

Little B Dies — Halloween, Autumn and Holiday

Die cutting/embossing machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Patterned papers — Authentique Harvest – Acorn and Spellbound – Spiderweb; SEI Holiday Traditions Cardmaker pad; Jolees Halloween paper pad.

Assorted solid cardstock

Adhesives — regular tape; Scor-Tape (1/4″ and 1/8″); dimensional adhesive

inks — Versafine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Cloud White; Delicata Golden Glitz

Stamps — Magnolia Stamps – Boo Background; Our Daily Bread – Turtle Dove Ornament

natural hemp twine

1/8″ gold ribbon; Halloween ribbon

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Karen

 

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.

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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!

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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!

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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,

Karen

 

 

 

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:

cherry blossoms

 

 

 

 

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!

DA 1-tile

 

 

 

 

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.

 

sunflower paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Marcie

Cut@Home Owner

Strawberry Card and Tag Set featuring Magnolia Doohickeys

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Today I have a strawberry-themed birthday card and tag set featuring dies by Magnolia Doohickeys.  I love the Magnolia dies — the little details add so much to whatever project you’re creating.  My project features two different sets, “Strawberry Flowers and Leaf” and “Strawberry Tag“.  They work very well together, or separately.

card and tag

I began by cutting and assembling the strawberries.  I chose some metallic cardstock for this — both for the berry and the green top.  For the tag, I also cut a piece for the back (out of cardstock that you can write on) and a second top for the reverse side to give a more completed look.  I assembled the strawberries using Scor-Tape.  I used some “watermelon” Baker’s Twine by Maya Road as a hanger for the tag.   With the “cute” detail already in place on the Doohickeys dies, you really don’t need to do anything else to embellish the tag.  Here is a picture of the front and back of the finished tag.

tag front   tag back

For the card, I began by cutting the base layer 4.25″ x 5.5″.  For this I used the same red metallic cardstock as I used for the strawberry.  I also cut a piece of patterned paper 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  The one I used is a small strawberry print by Doodlebug Designs.  I cut the strawberry leaves out of a dark green cardstock, and the flowers from white and golden-yellow cardstock.  I wanted to add a little dimension to these pieces, but didn’t want to do too much to detract from the fun design of the dies.  For the leaves, I enhanced the center “vein” in each leaf by defining it a little more with one of the tools from the Sizzix flower tool set  It is such a little thing, but adds so much “life” to the leaf set.  This picture shows a leaf set as cut on the right, and with the enhanced vein on the left.

focus on leaf

For the flowers, I added some easy dimension by using a stylus to push the petals (flower right side down) into a flower molding mat, and then turned the flower over and pushed down in the center of the flower with the stylus.  For the flower center, I just used the stylus to push into the center.  I used a little glue (I prefer the Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive) to attach the center to the flower base, and added a yellow rhinestone in the center.  Please see the short video for additional information on how to add simple dimension to the flowers and leaves.

To assemble the card, I attached the two layers using Scor-Tape.  I added a doily on the left side of the card.  I arranged two leaf sets and three flowers on the doily, and placed the strawberry.  I attached each with Scor-Tape, being careful to not lose the dimension that I just put into the flowers and leaves (so attach primarily in the center, allowing the dimension to remain).  I added a bow from sheer white ribbon to the top of the strawberry, and a sentiment in the corner.  The “Have a Sweet Day” sentiment can be appropriate for any occasion.  On the inside of the card I placed a “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

card

This was a very quick and easy project — a fun summer birthday card and tag.

 

Supply List

Magnolia Doohickeys Strawberry Tag and Strawberry Flower and Leaf dies

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

assorted cardstock

ribbon

yellow rhinestones

adhesives — I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive

doily

sheer white ribbon

Baker’s Twine — I used Maya Road “watermelon”

Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

Card Making: Spellbinders Embossed Window Cards

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Today I made a couple of window cards for Easter. both cards are embossed window cards. Below are a list of supplies that I used for the cards.

For the first card I used the following supplies that are available at Cut at Home.
Crafts Too Embossing Folder, Invitation – SKU: CTFD3052
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425
Magnolia Rubber Stamps, Exclusive Easter Egg – SKU: 102005-1
Supplies used from my stash, Hazel and Ruby Scalloped Away Decorative tape, Ribbon, Gems, Bazzill card stock, Smooch paint and TPC Studio Sunny Bunny clear stamps.
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I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base that I made, then I did the cutting and embossing, I am sure there is more than one way to accomplish this, I shared mine in the video below.

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After I got my pieces cut and embossed I assembled my card, I stamped the center and embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun, then I colored in highlights with smooch paint. Then I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it. I finished with adding the decorative tape, ribbon and gems.
Here is the finished card:
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I was really happy with the finished result. I also decided to make a second card, this card is much simpler and took considerably less time. Here is a list of the Cut at Home products that I used:
Darice Embossing Folder, Easter Bunny – SKU: 1218-43
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, Small – SKU: S4-113
Echo Park Mini Theme 12 x 12 paper, Hippity Hoppity – SKU: 1218-43
I also used a few things from my stash, I used the scalloped tape again, I also used Queen & Co Pearls and CoreDinations Box of Chocolates card stock.

For this card I embossed the CoreDinations card stock and sanded it with a sanding block, I also cut an additional piece of that card stock 1/4 inch larger and framed the embossed rabbit. For this card I cut out the scalloped window after I embossed the paper and sanded it, it came out fine. I cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park collection, I also cut out a smaller scallop in the patterned paper, I assembled the card, I use a sticker from the collection for inside the scallop and the Easter banner on the top of the card. I added the scalloped tape, ribbon and pearls.
Here is that finished card:
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This card was a quick and easy card to make, but it looks nice and has a lot of interest.
Now I have a start on my cards for Easter, I hope that you enjoyed my projects!
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Until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrapin!
Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

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