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Sizzix Movers and Shapers Dies

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Today I want to show you a product that you may not have noticed — the Sizzix Movers and Shapers dies.  The dies can be used on a stand-alone basis — some to make bags or boxes, etc. and some to create small shapes.  It is when they combine, though, that the magic begins — you can, for example, combine them to cut a heart shape in the middle of a bag.  How fun!  Here’s a look at a couple of different uses —

santa bag front   snowflake side

Many of the Movers and Shapers dies are a part of the Tim Holtz Alterations collection, but other Sizzix designers use them too.

To use the Movers and Shapers “little” dies as separate, stand-alone dies, you’ll need the Tim Holtz Alterations Base Tray.  This is a plastic tray with a metal plate in the bottom.  The magnets on the Movers and Shapers die will attach to the bottom.  If you just want the cut image, it won’t matter how you place the die in the tray.  If you want to position a die cut on a sheet of cardstock, then you’ll have to figure out where in the base tray to place the die and how to place the paper.  You may need a few practice sheets to get the placement right, but once you’ve figured it out you can use a permanent marker to mark the base tray so you can easily place it next time.  It really is much easier than it sounds.  Here are a couple of pictures — the dies as they come out of the package (front side of the tall heart, back side of the smaller one), the dies placed in the base try, and a couple of the cut shapes —

m & S dies  dies in base tray

left overs

The more fun use for Movers and Shapers is when you combine them to create objects with fun cut-outs.  You may have noticed that some Sizzix bag or box dies have large open spaces (often there is a square of foam included in that space to eject the paper more easily).  They are usually identified as “Movers and Shapers“, perhaps with an L or an XL somewhere on the packaging.  You can easily place one of the little Movers and Shapers dies into that space (instead of the foam square) and the result will be a cut-out design in the die-cut.  Here are photos of the Tim Holtz “In the Bag” die as it is sold, and then with the addition of a heart-shaped Movers and Shapers die —

bag die  die with insert

It is all very easy, and what a wonderful way to get more use out of those basic dies that you own.  To keep the contents of the bag or box from falling out, you can place either a clear or a contrast piece  behind the cut shape.  I used a piece of clear plastic here.  These are photos of the finished bag, front and back —

santa bag front   santa bag back

The Sizzix Where Women Cook line also has several of the Movers and Shapers dies.  Milk cartons are very popular right now, and how fun is it to be able to cut a design into that carton?  I used a contrasting color behind the “4U” here —

snowflake side  snowflake box

This short video shows both methods of using the Movers and Shapers dies.

 

Supplies from Cut @ Home

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Dies — Tim Holtz Alterations “In the Bag” (SKU 657842)

Where Women Cook Milk Carton Box (SKU 659196)

Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Hearts Set (SKU 657212)

Where Women Cook Yum and 4U (SKU 659194)

Penny Black Snowflake Trio die set (SKU 51-015)

Tim Holtz Alterations Base Tray (SKU 657007)

Supplies from my stash — ribbon and adhesives

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare. wordpress.com

 

Introducing Bo Bunny Stickable Stencils

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

I am such a crazy person and I bet there are a lot of you out there just like me.  Do you get all excited when you get a new product to play with?  That’s how I felt today when I opened the new Bo Bunny Stickable Stencils.  Wow what fun are they!

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Aren’t these just the cutest stencils ever?  And there are 3 more 12″ x 12″ sheets to pick from.  In my video below I’ll do my review of Bo Bunny’s Stickable Stencils and share different types of mediums I used with them, how they remove and re-adhere to the backing sheet and how they store.  There are pros and cons to everything but I really like these new stencils they seemed easy to clean up and easy to use.  The one draw back I see is storing the 12″ x 12″ sheets somewhere but that’s just a matter of checking out my crafty space and seeing where they fit best.

After I’d played first offline and then in front of the camera for you I had these fun sheets of stencils and I knew I had to do something with them.  In this month’s Design Team supplies I also had a new stamp set from Penny Black called Let’s Chill. You know how cute Penny Black Penguins are and these guys are no exception I just knew I could marry the stencils with the stamps and come out with something super darling.  A little non-traditional colors for the Holidays but that’s ok with me.

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Now you tell me wasn’t this just a perfect match?  I love these little guys they just make me happy to play with them and watch them come to life with personalized scarves and hats.  The three sentiments are also included in the stamps set, what a deal!  I used Aleene’s Glitter Snow for the bottoms to give them ground to stand on instead of looking like they were floating in open space.  The penguins themselves were embossed with black embossing powder.  And if you notice the one in the middle uses Sizzix Step-Ups dies that I introduced last week.  I know bright pink for the Holidays but it sure worked with my stenciled backgrounds and the little penguins.

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 Please join me on the video for a more in-depth look at the stencils and cards.

Supplies from the store include:

10736509: Bo Bunny Bliss Stickable Stencils
10736510: Bo Bunny Brocade Stickable Stencils
10736512: Bo Bunny Lace Stickable Stencils
40-353: Penny Black Let’s Chill Stamps
660023: Sizzix Framelits Die Set 21PK Card Basic Step-Ups
TIM95940: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
TIM21490: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shabby Shutters
TIM32847: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Seedless Preserves
TIM90891: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Festive Berries

Supplies from my Stash include: White and pink cardstock; Mediterranean Twinkling H20; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst in Alpine Ice Rose; Aleene’s Glitter Snow: Glossy Accents: Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake Punch; Fiskars mini snowflake punch

Thanks so much for joining me today

Patti
You can also find me on A Soul’s Heartbeat on Facebook and Blogger

 

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:

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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,

 

Karen

 

Spellbinders Doily Card Ideas

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

I love doilies, I think it stems from spending so many wonderful hours with my Grandmothers, one of which I watched crochet and tat gorgeous projects from balls of thread. Such a beautiful act of love.  Spellbinders Paper Arts has released a new collection of products called Celebra’tions which include the doilies I’ve used today.

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I’ve used an abundance of products from the store for my cards but the primary focus I wanted to bring to you was Spellbinders Celebra’tions Dies Doily Fun Embossing folder and Doily Art stamp set along with the Celebra’tions Just Because stamps.  I’ve created five examples of cards to show you the versatility of these stamps and embossing folders.  You can make your cards as intricate or as easy as your time permits.  Remember a few weeks ago when I shared with you the flowers I’d made using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms?  Well I pulled those out as I was making cards and used them on two.  See making multiple things at one time really helps when you go to make a project, you can have your flowers all ready and just pick and choose.

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Today’s video will give you hints on how to manage doing multiple cards at one time
and numerous ideas for card fronts and finished insides

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I pulled lots of goodies out of my crafty cupboards to fuel your imagination,
such as Spellbinders Divine Eloquence Die frame shown above or

Doily Magic-003

Sizzix’s Frame embossing folder shown here.

So come on and join me in the video, I’ll show you what I’ve used on each card (the supplies are all listed below to the store), give you scads of inspiration and share many more photos of the five cards I’ve made here. For more card ideas you can go to http://pinterest.com/cardmaking

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Come visit me on A Soul’s Heartbeat on Blogger and Facebook

Supplies from the Store:

SCF-003: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Doily Art 3D Embossing Folder
SCF-001: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Doily Fun Stamp
SCF-008: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Just Because Stamps with matching dies
30-229: Penny Black Special Wishes Stamps
658978: Sizzix Bigz 3D Bow & Ribbon
S5-218: Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence
658989: Sizzix Textured Impressions 2PK Pinwheel & Stripes
658484: Sizzix Textured Impressions 2PK Frame & Love Set
TIM21414: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Broken China
TIM21483: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Scattered Straw
657900: Sizzix Big Shot

Supplies from my Stash: Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powders in Reindeer Moss Green and Hyacinth Blue Jade; Diamond Stickles, Assorted colored and white cardstock;

How to do Recipe Journals

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

This week I decided it was time to do something about the pile of recipes that I’ve collected over the years.  You know the ones I mean — the odd recipe cards, scraps of paper, newspaper clippings, etc.   I found a cute Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection Folio that I thought was perfect for the job.  It is the small size (measures approximately 9″x7″), and has a little room to expand.  I also found a small journal in a dollar bin that can be used when there is time to consolidate those little scraps of paper into something more permanent.

recipe folder  book front

Of course the key to a project like this is having the right paper and embellishments.  My kitchen is kind of retro — a little farmhouse mixed in with 50’s kitsch.  I found a wonderful collection of paper, stickers and assorted embellishments by Cosmo Cricket.  The name sold it — “TV Dinner”.  It had an assortment of 12″x12″ papers, a tablet of 8″ paper, lots of stickers, brads and other cute stuff.

The book was very simple to complete.  I selected one of the 12″x12″ patterned papers, and cut a panel for the front and back covers.  I also cut a very small strip to run along the spine of the book.  The book itself was kraft colored and matched okay, but I thought it would be better if it was a little more yellow-gold.  I grabbed one of my Copic markers (Y26) and colored the spine of the book, and each of the outer edges (front and back).  I only needed one coat to get to the color that I wanted.  Note that you don’t need to color the entire book — just about 1/4″ from the outside edge.  I was also careful to keep the marker from the inside of the book — the inside edges remain the original kraft color.   I added a small-sized recipe card to the inside cover, along with a “From the kitchen of” label   These are some additional pictures of the book and inside cover.

book front  book back

inside cover

For the folio, I wanted to keep the outside pretty plain as it is the side that will have the most wear and tear.  I simply added a few of the stickers to the front panel and flap (I will seal those later on so that they stay intact as long as possible).  On the inside I selected one of the 8″x8″ papers to do the lining.  It really doesn’t take much — four 8″x8″ sheets and a border were enough to cover all of the exposed panels.  Because of the way the folio is structured, it wouldn’t be appropriate to cover the accordion parts, etc. so it made sense to me to just center the patterned paper on each panel and make that a part of the design.  (That is why I could use 8″x8″ paper on a 9″x7″ folio.)   This is a photo of the interior —

recipe folder in

This short video gives a better description of both projects, and a more complete view of them.

or view directly on youtube.com

For both projects, the key to keeping everything in place is a good strong adhesive.  My “go-to” adhesive for these types of projects is always Scor-Tape.  I lined each edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  For those pieces of cardstock that were a little larger (book covers, full pieces on the inside of the folio), I also added a piece of Scor-Tape in the center.  The Scor-Tape gives a good strong bond — I’m not worried about anything coming loose, even in the “icky, sticky” summer weather.

I also completed a few recipe tags and recipe cards.  The recipe cards are from the TV Dinner paper collection, so I only needed to cut them apart.  The tags are made by The American Tag Company, and I just added a little ribbon.  Each of these can be easily tucked inside the folio.  Here’s a picture.

recipe card

This project was quick and fun.  This is for my personal use, but it would make a great gift.   Two of the Penny Black stamp sets, “Homemade” and “Spice of Life” are perfect for further decorating the folio, recipe cards, and recipe book, etc.  Both sets are available at Cut at Home — you can use this link to shop Penny Black.

 

Supply list

Tim Holtz Idea-ology small Collection Folio

Small (approximately 6″ x 8″) journal

Scrapbooking paper/embellishment collection — I used “TV Dinner” by Cosmo Cricket

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal (I used mostly 1/2″ for extra holding power)

Copic marker to match paper — I used Y26

recipe tags

ribbon

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

www.cutathome.com

 

Cool Sizzix Center Step Card!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

I received this totally cool Sizzix Center Step Card die and couldn’t wait to try it out. Technically, the name of the die is Card, Center Step so if you want to look it up by name, that is the appropriate one to use.( I will have the number for it in the product list below.)

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This die is VERY COOL! Everything you need to assemble the card is on one Bigz XL die except the embellishments to dress it up. You will need extended cutting mats. It is super easy to put together and took no time at all to complete this card once I decided what I wanted to embellish it with.

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I chose the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Collection to use on the card base which was just out of cream card stock. I love the color pallet of the Enchanted Garden and the embellishments!  The banner was cut with Sizzix Triplits 8pk Banners die set and the sentiment from Penny Black Special Wishes stamp set, which I must not have inked good enough in one spot, but oh well. I forgot to stamp the sentiment before adhering the label, so it was a done deal.

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Really, all you do is cut the pieces and adhere in place! The score lines are already done for you when you cut the card base, so all you have to do is follow the score lines to fold. So easy and so cute! It folds up very nicely to fit into an A2 Envelope.

Product list:

659724-Sizzix Card, Center Step

659606-Sizzix Triplits 8PK Banners

16217382-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden 6×6 paper pad

16204376-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Brads

16207377-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Jewels

16233383-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Ephemera

30-229 Penny Black Special Wishes stamp set

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

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