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 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 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
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
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 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 27th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
I love making things to give away and this mini petal Easter basket is a quick and easy little gift for co-workers, friends and family members! My kids are all grown now, and they are all “watching what they eat”, so I thought this would be a perfect size to give each of them for just a little treat this Easter. Definitely not enough to ruin their healthy living lifestyle, but enough to satisfy their sweet tooth!
This project was easy. I actually ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot Pro machine just because I wanted to use a 12 x
March 26th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
Many of you have asked about tips for using Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities in other manual Die Cutting Machines besides the Grand Calibur. We have solutions for most of you! We are still working on formulas for the Vagabond and Epic Six Tools, but for those of you who own Sizzix Big Shot, Big Shot Pro, Evolution and Cuttlebug machines, you will be thrilled to know that you CAN use these products in your machines! Yay! You can find all of the videos under by clicking on the 3D link above or on our YouTube channel.
3D M-Bossabilities are so cool! These
March 20th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
Today is officially the first day of Spring and everyone is looking forward to Easter next weekend, so I thought I would show you a couple Easter treat boxes that I made using my Sizzix Big Shot Pro and Bigz Pro Dies. These are so incredibly easy, they literally only take a few minutes to make!
This first box is one I showed you at Christmas time, but change your paper and voila…you have an Easter box! One sheet of pattern paper (I like double sided for a prettier project), add labels, fill with treats, tie the ends with some ribbon
March 14th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
As I am thinking what to do for my kids for this Easter I thought I would do a Easter Surprise with QuicKutz. QuicKutz has a fantastic Die that I used and it is called, Basket Die. It comes with two dies, a Basket or a Box. When I started to use these dies I found that the thicker the paper the better. So I used a thick cardstock on the Box die cut and the Basket die cut. I ran this die through my Big Shot Sizzix machine. I also found that Scor tape worked perfectly with this project because
March 5th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
I usually like to create two page layouts to keep my scrapbooks uniform, but this time I decided to put my photos on one Horsin’ Around 12×12 scrapbook page instead of spread them over two pages, since I only had 3 photos of this occasion. As you can see, my grand kids love riding the rocking horse. They love that it actually whinnies and makes a clip-clop sound while they ride. They even know which ear to press when it stops. I hope they don’t think they can do that with a real horse, ’cause I don’t think a real
February 28th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
I must really be in the mood for spring because all I can think about is Floral Doilies and Flowers. So I had to make a page layout and another card using some very fun products from our website. I started off finding some beautiful paper from Bo Bunny from their Love Letters Collection pack. And then of course and as always, I wanted to use the Sizzix Big Shot machine and a Sizzix Die called Flower Layers w/ Heart Petals. QuicKutz has a great die that I used as well called Nesting Floral Doilies. And then I had to use some
February 26th, 2013 | by Cut@Home
I had a blast creating this delicate looking Secret Garden scoreboard gift box! I love using Sizzix Bigz Scoreboard dies in my Big Shot machine. They enable me to make sturdy gift boxes that will last a long time and not fall apart easily like simple paper boxes (although I make those to). This die came with one of the new Talking Tags for a fun personal talking message to include for the recipient.
Scoreboard dies use the same sandwich formula as regular Bigz dies in whatever manual machine you are using, but you use mat board instead of paper or