February 7th, 2014 | by Crystal Thompson
Nothing says beautiful like a Delicate Doilies from Spellbinders. This die-cut set has been begging to be used and this week I am giving them the main focus. The following project had me using my Cuttlebug more than I have in the last couple weeks.
Here is the large doilie I used on the cuttlebug. My selection of paper is from Heartfelt Creations :Majestic Morning. I chose this paper pack because it has bright colors already color coordinated and with one 12×12 sheet I got 4 colors to use on this lovely project.
Once my doilies were cut, I used Marianne Designs:
February 2nd, 2014 | by Crystal Thompson
Heartfelt Creations has a new collection Majestic Morning Collection, and with Valentines right around the corner I wanted to make something for my daughter’s teacher. I did not want her to be “my valentine” but simply an appreciation for all her hard work. This collection is simply stunning and the versatility in the paper pack allowed me to make a gift bag with my Silhouette Cameo.
I began by selecting a 12×12 sheet from the Majestic Morning Paper Collection and placing that in my Silhouette Cameo. The box is from Lori Whitlock 3D Treat Bag. Let me make a note that this
December 19th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
We’re very near Christmas, so I wanted to share some Quick Holiday Cards. Several of the cards feature stamps from the beautiful Heartfelt Creations “Season of Joy” collection, and most use a background stamp.
Background stamps and other large stamps used to make me “cringe” because I often had trouble getting the stamp to work consistently and give a nice clear image. I’ve learned two methods that help with background stamps (or other large stamps), and I want to share those with you today. The first method is to use a “Mega Mount” acrylic block by Impression Obsession. This is a large clear
December 16th, 2013 | by Stacy
The big day is just 9 days away, so it’s crunch time to make your Christmas Chandelier with Sizzix! First off, I’d like to say that this chandelier is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait until my daughter’s birthday next year. I’m going to make oodles of these to string around our house! For now, it’s CHRISTMAS TIME! Can’t you even believe it? So close! This is so easy to make that it’s a must have for the holiday! I made a banner to hang between my two Christmas trees (Yes…two. I love Christmas.)
1: Cut the Ornament out
November 12th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
Today I want to say “Thank You Veterans!” I am so very grateful to each hero and their families for their service and sacrifice for our Country.
This scrapbook page honors my favorite Veteran, my brother-in-law, Tom. The pictures of him were taken as he returned from an Honor Flight earlier this year.
The close-up photos below may be easier to see –
The dimensional stars on the page were made with the “Star” folding die by Nellie Snellen. I just love these stars! I made the stars by cutting two strips using the die. These are folded and attached together to
November 5th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
Today I want to share some ideas for holiday cards featuring the Spellbinders Build A Wreath dies. I love the detail and the versatility of this die set. It is so easy to create beautiful holiday wreaths that can be decorated in many different ways.
To begin, I selected several different types of green cardstock. I thought that the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock would be interesting distressed and sanded on a kraft paper background. I also wanted to try a wreath where ink was applied to add detail and contrast. For each of these cardstocks, I cut one base
October 31st, 2013 | by Patti Senter
The wintery white season is fast approaching and it will soon be time for snowflakes and snowmen. Today I have a fun Snowman card for you to make. Using Penny Black‘s Build a Snowman stamp set I’ve created a couple of cards to inspire you to give it a try! This is such a fun set of stamps, you can change up his hat, scarf or even his nose. I’ll walk you through what I did to make mine sparkle and glow in my video.
I’ll show you how to create the textured body of the snowman and the mulit-colored backgrounds.
October 29th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
For today’s project, I made some quick Halloween tags. As you know, Halloween is almost here . . . and it’s time to finalize the last-minute details for a night of costumes, trick-or-treating, and lots of fun. There are just so many cute stickers available, and I thought it would be fun to put them together to make tags to attach to the “treats” for my favorite trick-or-treaters.
Pre-made tags are convenient, but they don’t always come in the right color or size to meet your needs. Fortunately, you can easily make tags. A tag can be any shape or size
October 28th, 2013 | by Stacy
I made this adorable Sizzix Pop n’ Cuts Card this week and had so much fun doing it! I want to make them by the handfuls now because they are too cute and I really enjoyed working on it. If you have all the pieces pre-cut, you can assemble these puppies in no time. They look more intimidating than they are (I think because they’re 3-D, but Sizzix really does most of the work for you in using their dies.
First off, I used the Kaisercraft SugaPop paper. It is fun and spunky and made my always hard task of paper
October 21st, 2013 | by Stacy
If you’ve wondering if Die D-lite Foil cards are a good idea, then I am here to tell you, YES! I am ashamed to admit that I have never dived into foil before this. It is so much fun! I’ve wanted to use it for various projects, but thought I’d test it out on a card. LOVE!
I used the new Spellbinders Die D-Lites for this card. I was hesitant to use foil with such little, delicate flower petals because I was uncertain that I would be able to get the petals out without ripping them. It was actually much easier
October 18th, 2013 | by Patti Senter
Using simple folds you can create a card with lots of interest for the recipient. Start with a card base of 5 1/2″x12″. Score it at 1 3/8″ – 2 3/4″ – 5 1/4″ – 7 3/4″. Crease your score lines creating mountain and valley folds.
I fussy cut a Reindeer from the Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Collection to become the focal point of the first fold of my card. By lining the left edge with the edge of the card and extending the right side over the fold you’ll have a card that pops out at you from the
October 15th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
Today I want to share a really fun project – quick and easy Halloween treat holders. They are sure to be a hit with your favorite trick-or treaters.
I began by selecting some of my favorite circle and oval dies, as well as a some solid and patterned papers. The dies I selected were Spellbinders petite scalloped circles, scalloped circles, picot-edged circles and pumpkin circles. I also selected a set of My Favorite Things oval dies to make the taller pumpkins.
My first two pumpkins were made using Dried Marigold from the Tim Holtz Distress Core’dinations paper stack. I cut two shapes each from
October 10th, 2013 | by Patti Senter
How often have you done a monochromatic card similar to my White on White Reindeer Holiday Cards? I always seem to shy away from them and yet I love the elegant look they produce. When Cut@Home sent me the Spellbinders Reindeer Magic M-Bossibilities Embossing folder I knew right away I wanted to do a White on White card. I think I surprised myself at how easily they came together and how I loved the end result.
I ran a mat the size of my card front through the Cuttlebug first with Spellbinders Reindeer Magic M-Bossibilites folder to get a nice
September 19th, 2013 | by Patti Senter
What can I say? I’m in love with Heartfelt Creations! This was a new company to me and I must say I am so impressed. The stamps in the Gateway to the Seasons Collection are gorgeous! They stamp so clean and crisp enabling you to do a multitude of coloring and cutting or to simply emboss. I’m going to share each way with you.
My first card I cut the aperture with Spellbinders Superellipse die. I decided to color the stamped image with my Copics, now keep in mind, I am NOT a Copic color expert, I’m more the colorbook kinda
September 12th, 2013 | by Patti Senter
Hi everyone, I’m here today to share a fun ‘Wicked’ Birthday card for you from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells collection, fast becoming one of my favorites! I love the fantastic images and wanted to give you an idea to use anytime throughout the year. I cut the Steampunk lady on the bike from the 8×8 paper pad and the designer and solid papers from the patterns and solids 6×6 pad.
Card Prep: You’ll want to cut a card base from black cardstock, I used the Black Cat from Core’dinations, 5 1/2″ x 11″, score in half to form a square
August 12th, 2013 | by Stacy
It’s time to feed that inner princess that you or a girly family member possesses! The Want2Scrap Chipboard Carriage Album is the perfect way to make your own Carriage Activity Book that a little princess is sure to love! Get some snazzy glitter, some beautiful paper and you’re well on your way!
A lot of the chipboard albums I’ve made become mini scrapbooks, which is wonderful! I thought I was going to make this for my daughters third birthday and fill it with pictures from her party, but we ended up moving to a place where we had no friends to
July 8th, 2013 | by Stacy
Confession: I love to dress up my little girl! It’s too much fun! However, the little stinker usually won’t have any of that, but I keep attempting. I love creating Hair-bows with Sizzix Bigz flowers because I let the wipper-snapper help me in it’s creation and she ends up LOVING it and wearing it all day long. It was like an answer to a mother’s dress-up plea. Alright, so maybe I’m a little pathetic! That being said, I know that there are others out there longing for their daughter to keep their hair in because I’ve TALKED TO SOME OF
June 17th, 2013 | by Stacy
All of you out there who are new to card making, these beginner cards are just for you! If you think I’m lying, please know that my mother-in-law actually made these. She hasn’t scrapbooked in probably 20 years and has never used a die-cutting machine….ever. She had so much fun making these and is truly converted and it only took me about 20 minutes to convert her to die-cutting. Success!
For all of you beginners, this is what you need.
1. Die-cutting machine
3. One or two dies
4. Embellishments (stamps, bling, etc.). You can literally use anything you want for this step!
April 15th, 2013 | by Stacy
Have you been looking for a way to entertain your children on a rainy day (or any day for that matter)? Well, kid’s activity bags using Sizzix Bigz dies are the way to go! I have been so excited to make these and I finally got around to it! Since I’m moving to Texas in a short time, I may have to throw out my scraps of fabric and felt, so I wanted to put them to good use before that happens and I am SO glad I did!
First off, I have to rave about the Sizzix Bigz dies. I
April 9th, 2013 | by Stacy
What a fun and exciting way to start Spring off – when Sizzix meets Suga Pop! Kaisercraft paper and the Sizzix Framelits Die Set are seriously the way to go and you’ll love every project you make with them. Just peruse through the sample pictures, I dare you! You may not be able to resist yourself (sometimes like me) and you’ll have to have it all! I had a really tough time deciding which paper I was going to get just because all of the Kaisercraft paper is to die for.
I wanted to make a bajillion cards to show you just how