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
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
November 26th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
December 1 is almost here, so this week it was time for me to finish a Christmas Countdown box. Christmas countdown boxes are a fun way to spread the joy and anticipation of Christmas through the entire month of December. The drawers can be filled with any small gift – candy, money, ornaments, etc.
I started with a pre-made countdown box, so this project was quick and easy. I knew that I wanted to use the Santa’s List decorative brads by Theresa Collins to number the boxes. These brads are so cute, and were just so perfect for my project.
November 12th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
I have a reminder for you today – Don’t forget the envelopes! Have you ever spent a couple of hours making the most beautiful card to send to a loved one, and hated placing it in a plain white (or ivory) envelope? I certainly have. I have a solution for you if you have a few embossing folders (of any size or shape) and a die cutting/embossing machine. Emboss the envelopes!
The picture below shows some of the various sizes and shapes of embossing folders that you may have in your stash, and that will work for embossing envelopes.
The first folders
October 14th, 2013 | by Stacy
My daughter had a double birthday party last weekend and we needed a gift idea for two four year olds. What four year old doesn’t like candy??? I know none. Therefore, I let Claire choose some candy and we made it into a candy roll gift. It’s funny how I felt like I didn’t have a lot of time to shop for a present, but I sure had the time to make these…and it probably took a little longer. It was fun! I got my feet wet with some of the new spellbinders and I’m loving them. I’m a little
October 8th, 2013 | by Cheryl Harwick
Today I want to share a scrapbook page featuring a fall leaf arrangement made with the Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations “Autumn Gatherings” die. I love the crisp air on a fall morning and the beautiful colors as the leaves begin to turn. It reminds me of family and fall holidays. The pictures on this page are me (several years ago) cooking Thanksgiving dinner while dressed as a Pilgrim, and my Grandmother who first taught me how to cook. The sentiment is a QuicKutz cookie cutter die called “Give Thanks”.
There are many different ways that you can use the Autumn Gatherings die. I
August 30th, 2013 | by Doug and Heather
We have a blank wall in need of filling so this week Heather and I created this wall hanging decoration. We really started with this songbird and cage die cut from Quickutz that we cut out onto foil. We have used this foil from Spellbinders before but let me tell you it is a lot of fun and no more difficult to use than regular paper. Combined with the paper and floral stamps this decoration will fill any empty wall space with elegance.
SEA007: Authentique-Spring Three
MM1-002: Spellbinders-Media Mixage Foil Pack
S6-008: Spellbinders- Nestabilities Exquisite Labels Eleven
DC0470: QuickKutz- Detailz Dies Song Bird
August 8th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
Hello fellow papercrafters! Today we visit QuicKutz Summer 2o13 CHA booth! I’m just glad we are visiting via computer today because I was literally visiting their booth every time I walked past it during the show! I thought for sure my Weight Watchers plan was doomed. They had HUGE jars of white chocolate popcorn and chocolate drizzled pretzels in their booth which tempted me beyond my capacity to resist! They all started laughing at me when I would come back to “sneak” another bag full. Good thing they had a lot! I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t gain any
August 5th, 2013 | by Stacy
If you’re anything like I am, then you NEED to have a plethora of thank you cards lying around your house. I have some for weddings, for birthdays, for kids, for grandma, but I love to have those all-occasion “thank you” cards for the ‘Just Because’ moments in your life. This week I have needed some for past neighbors, wonderful friends, family who helped us move, new neighbors. You name it, I’ve used it for that reason.
I wanted to really draw attention to the QuicKutz eyelet circle punches on this card. We all know that I LOVE the Bitty Blossoms
June 13th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
I wanted to make a Just because Card Idea with Spellbinders this time, just because. I really love the dies from Spellbinders and QuicKutz and I have used them a few times in my Blogs but I just could not resist using them again. I love how simple and east this card is to make and with little product as well. I used a warm color red for my card stock and then a piece of scrap paper from my other designs. Then I used Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One as well as QuicKutz, Nesting Flowers die to finish off my card. This card is
June 6th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
Last week I did a Fathers Day card for my dad, so this week I thought I would do A Fathers Day Card with QuicKutz for my Husband. This is one of my favorite cards that I have done, mostly because of the colors that I was able to use thanks to Bo Bunny. I used Bo Bunny, Very Vintage 6×6 collection to pick my colors and also because I just love the double dot design. I also used QuicKutz die to cut out my squares. I love this Die because it has the scalloped edges and I thought it added
June 4th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
If you are like me, you have tons of flowers, pastels, and frilly, girly products to work with, but what about Father’s Day cardmaking products? Do you scramble through all of your supplies to find something “manly” enough to put together a card for you dad, husband or grandfather? If you are tired of doing this, then we can help!
Father’s Day is in a week and a half, so you will want to act NOW! We have a variety of manly products that will enable you to make great masculine cards for any occasion! You can find these items by
June 3rd, 2013 | by Stacy
Get ready for Father’s Day with this Father’s Day Treat box! You can make it in about 15 minutes and give it to your dear old dad, your husband, or your son if you wish. It’s suiting for everyone and I’m sure they’re appreciate the little goodies inside! I am terribly in love with the QuicKutz Treat Box because you can use it for so many occasions and little surprises. Seriously, it’s a wonderful die to have around the house and people love ‘em (trust me, I get so many compliments on this die).
I used the Authentique Summer paper for my box
May 6th, 2013 | by Stacy
Alright folks, you have ONE week until Mother’s Day, so here’s is another Mother’s Day Gift Album idea. This is actually going to Grandma from my two cuties, so you can really make this for any lovely woman in your life. First off, if you’re reading this blog looking for a Mother’s Day idea, let me tell you, most women (at least the one’s I know) love thoughtful, homemade gifts from their children. Sure, you can flower her with roses (and by all means do so if you’d like), but gift her something from those children that they can help
May 2nd, 2013 | by Cut@Home
I came across this beautiful and old picture of my mom and me and my brothers and I thought this would make a great Mothers day Page Layout. My father served in the Military my whole childhood so I had the privilege to grow up overseas. This picture, I believe was taken in Europe, and so I wanted to use some products that would bring back some of those memories from my childhood. First Edition has this beautiful paper collection called Noir et Chic and it went perfectly with this black and white photo. I also used KaiserCraft collectables called 75
May 1st, 2013 | by Cut@Home
Have you ever wanted to emboss a layout but didn’t know how you would do a whole sheet? Well, now you can emboss an 8 1/2 x 11″ sheet of paper or cardstock using a few larger Spellbinders M-Bossabilities! The larger folders SKU # begins with EG. These larger dies have patterns on both sides just like the smaller sizes.
EG-002 Dainty Dots
EG-003 Garden Lattice
EG-001 Graduated Dots
I used the Dainty Dots and Garden Lattice to emboss the blue and pink backgrounds for my double page layout. It gave dimension and detail to the backgrounds by simply putting a sheet of cardstock
April 30th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
It is the end of April already and we are busy getting ready for Mother’s Day! Our designers are getting projects made to give you ideas and we have tons of products available to help you with your projects or even give as gifts for mom.
If you don’t have anything specific in mind, you can go to our Mother’s Day category HERE to find items that are geared specifically toward mothers.
If you are looking for the latest products, look in NEW PRODUCTS under each of the main categories.
We have just brought on dies from Die-Versions and Cottage Cutz! Of course,
April 29th, 2013 | by Stacy
It’s time for me to gush out my love! Stationary Noted meets QuicKutz Square Doilies for the cutest layout and most fun you can have in a 2 hour time-frame! It’s nothing new to say that I am totally in LOVE with Teresa Collins. I swear, that woman knows how to speak to my heart through paper, colors, stickers, chipboard, buttons, flowers, you name it! Stationary Noted has such fun colors! They are subtle and bold at the same time and there are countless ways to use them!
Let’s also talk about the QuicKutz Nesting Square Doilies. These are more adorable than
April 25th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
Sometimes I just want to make a, To Tell Your Story card to brighten someones day and I believe that this card will do just that. This Card has alot of bright colors and it just makes you feel happy and ready for summer. It was so fast and easy to make. I picked Teresa Collins paper packet, Tell Your Story and there is some beautiful bright colors on this paper collection that I used for my card. I also used QuicKutz die called, Nesting Flowers for. I love this die and how easy it was to use and the
March 29th, 2013 | by Doug and Heather
Hey it’s Easter time and here is a cute layout using Quickutz. Every year we get together as a family and have a big Easter egg hunt in my parents backyard. A few years ago my grandpa came and it was a lot of fun because he was able to turn back the clock a little and be a little kid again. It was so much fun to see the smile on his face as he walked around the yard hunting for those Easter eggs. My grandpa is gone now and I am grateful for pictures to bring back some