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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!

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

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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

12 Picture Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Layout

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a 12 Picture Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create layout. I love these new dies, they make it easy to utilize lots of pictures in you layouts!

First here is a list of products that I used in my layout:

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B – SKU: HCD 752
Spellbinders Celebrations Assorted Solid 12 x 12 – SKU: SCP-017
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Sizzix Big Shot Machine – SKU: 657900

Supplies

I also used some patterned paper, some older Graphic 45 paper and some BoBunny Primrose bling.

To begin I decided what background paper I wanted to use and what paper I wanted to use for the mats. I also decided what pictures I wanted to use. I chose two patterned papers, one for the background and one for some of the mats. I also selected two colors of pink from the Spellbinders Celebrations card stock collection.

I knew that I wanted to get 12 pictures on the layout one picture for each month until my granddaughter was 1 years old. I picked out the dies I wanted to use and played with the layout. A helpful hint, if you aren’t sure what dies you want to use you can cut some extra mats out of old scrap paper and play with the shapes until you know how you want your page layout. The possibilities are endless with these dies!

Once I had all of the mats and pictures cut out and adhered I started to layout my title. I wanted to use a calendar theme since I was using a picture from each month. I found a cute image on the Silhouette on line store called “Calender 12 Months” which is available for purchase, www.silhouetteonlinestore.com. I cut out these and used them for the months. I ended up cutting a background for the images out of card stock.
I cut the wording out on the Silhouette and used the outline feature to make the shadow. Finally I cut two hearts and added some bling to everything.

This was such a fun layout and I love how it turned out.

Here is how it looks as a two page spread:
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Here is a closer look at the first page:
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Here is a closer look at the second page:
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I hope I gave you some ideas for using these new dies, they are welcome addition to my craft room, I love them!

Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin,
Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Scrapbook pages with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Dies

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share some new dies that make is easy to create fantastic scrapbook pages, so today I will show you how easy it is to make scrapbook pages with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Dies! These dies are so versatile and will make it a breeze to create layout and cards. There are two sets of dies but you will want to get all four. There are also stamps and paper for this collection.

Here is a list of the supplies that I used for this project:

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B – SKU: HCD 752
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Sizzix Big Shot Machine – SKU: 657900

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I also used the following items from my stash, black and red patterned paper, red card stock and white card stock, Epiphany Crafts Shape Maker – Star.

For my layout I decided to use 5 pictures, I selected my paper and decided what dies that I wanted to use. I cut my mats using the A sets then my pictures using the B sets. You will need to get the corresponding A & B sets to use the dies the way they are intended to be used, but you will definitely want to get all four sets once you have had a chance to play around with them!

Once I had my pictures mounted I laid them out the way I wanted them and adhered them, all that was left to do was to add some finishing touches. I cut two of the arrows from the 1B set and did some journaling on them. I used my Silhouette Cameo for the title and used an tool shaper from Epiphany Crafts for the stars.

These dies make is so easy to get a scrapbook layout completed as you can see in the video above. To create a layout all you have to do is decide what dies you want to use based on how many pictures you want on the page. I am planning on doing a scrapbook layout of my granddaughter featuring a picture from each month for the first 12 months of her life.

Here is a look at my finished layout:
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Here is a close up of the matting:
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I cannot wait to make my next project using these dies. I just love that I can make a quick layout using lots of pictures seamlessly. I also wanted to mention that the stamps and the paper that go along with this collection are beautiful. I hope you like my project this week, stop back next Monday for another layout idea with these very versatile die sets. Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Card Box Featuring Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Today I made a card box featuring new Heartfelt Creations products. This was a fun project. I first started seeing these cards recently. They have quite a few patterns that you can purchase at the Silhouette store, http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com, so I decided to try one. I purchased a 4th of July card box and once I made it I realized how easy it would be to create your own custom cards with the base template. I created a template that I can use for any box card that I would like to make, just add my choice of embellishments and I have a custom card!

Before I get into the details of making the card here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the Cut at Home website.

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 12 x 12 Paper Collection – SKU: HCDP1 245
Heartfelt Creations Birds & Blooms Rubber Stamp Set – SKU: HCPC 3617
Heartfelt Creations Summer Song Stamp Set – SKU: HCPC 3615
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A Die Set – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B Die Set – SKU: 752
Spellbinders Celebrations Assorted Solid 12 x 12 – SKU: SCP-017
Sizzix Bigz Heart Pendant Die – SKU: 659244
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dusty Concord – SKU: TIM21445

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I wanted to mention that I used my Sizzix Big Shot and Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo, both machines can be found on the Cut at Home website.

I used a few items from my stash, Gems, Lace, Pop Dots and Green Card Stock.

I started my project by cutting out the base files that I altered on my Silhouette, but don’t worry, I am including directions for you to use if you do not have a Silhouette too! See the diagram below:

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The diagram shows you the dimensions for the base of the box, the dotted lines are scores and the solid lines are cuts,except the score line above the 1/2 inch score should be a cut, that score line is just to make the tab so that you can adhere the box together. In addition you will need two pieces of card stock cut 3 3/4 inches x 1 inch, score both ends 1/2 inch in, these pieces will create the bracket pieces for inside of the box. For the accent paper you will just cut squares and rectangles a little smaller than the dimensions of the box sides.

Here is the video for the assembly of the box.

After folding and gluing the box I added the accent pieces. Then I created the sentiment to put on the card. I stamped the images and then colored the butterfly image with Spectrum Noir markers. The butterflies are from the Birds and Blooms set, the sentiment is from the Summer Song set.

Next I cut the elements for the card. I cut two of each of the flower die cuts that I used in the green card stock, I glued them together to give the pieces more stability. Then I cut one each of the flowers in the purple card stock, I cut the flowers off of the die cut piece and glued them onto the green pieces, then I added some gems. For the Butterflies I used the Sizzix Bigz die, even though the die is a dimensional banner die you can use the elements individually for many other projects, I cut two butterflies in the purple card stock and two in the patterned paper, I adhered them together in the center and added some gems. Finally I cut the little It’s Your Birthday ticket from the Cut Mat Create paper. Once I had all the pieces assembled I was ready to add them to my card.

The video shows how to add the pieces, I just played around with my pieces until I was happy with how they looked, I used pop dots for dimension. You can add the elements to the inside or outside of the inner brace pieces, this also gives the card dimension.

Here is a look at the finished card folded:

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Here is a look at the card opened:

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And finally here is a look at the elements up close so you can see the dimension.

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These cards are so much fun to make, I hope that you will give it a try! I know I will be making more of them! I hope you enjoyed my project this week, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin.

Polly
www.pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Fancy Fold Card Using Bo Bunny Primrose Collection

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Today I wanted to try a new Fancy Fold card using BoBunny Primrose Collection and Spellbinders Die D-Lites Antique Corner die. Before we get started here is a list of the supplies that I used that are available on the Cut at Home website.

Spellbinders Die D-Lites, Antique Corner – SKU: S2-072
BoBunny Primrose 12 x 12 Collection Pack – SKU: 16016308
Sizzix Big Shot – SKU: 657900
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T

Other supplies used: BoBunny Primrose Gems, White Card Stock, Washi tape and the Double Diamond Fold Card Template by Castlepark Designs, the template can be found at http://castleparkdesigns.wordpress.com

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My video this week walks you through how to make a fancy folded card using a double diamond fold card template, it really looks more complicated that it is.

For this card I used a piece of white card stock cut to 12″ x 7″, using a scoring board you can either mark 1 1/2 inch or as I did in the video just put a little mark there with the scoring board, next score at three inches and again at 4.5 inches. You will do the same on the other side of the card. Next you will score from the 1.5 inch mark to the 4.5 inch score line from top to bottom on a diagonal, you will do this again from the 4/5 inch to the 1.5 inch mark, this will create a diamond pattern, repeat on the other side. Finally when you look at the template you will see two lines that are in yellow, these pieces get cut off, I scored the line first so I knew where to cut it. Also on the template the different colors represent which way the paper gets folded, the blue lines are valley folds and the green lines are mountain folds.

Once you get all of the scoring and folding done you can cut the patterned paper pieces. I wanted to find an easy way to create the pieces so I decided to make a template for the pieces on my Silhouette. They came out very well and I can send anyone that is interested the cut files. If you do not have a silhouette you can cut the patterned paper a little smaller than the folded area to create a boarder.

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Once I had all the pieces cut I adhered them to the card base, next I cut two of the Antique corners using my Sizzix Big Shot and placed them on the front of the card, then I cut an image on the Silhouette for the inside of the card, I used the print and cut feature for this image. Finally I added some Washi tape, a sticker boarder from the BoBunny 12″ x 12″ collection, and added the bling which is also from the BoBunny Primrose collection. Another helpful hint is I added four pieces of patterned paper to the back of the white card stock so when the card was folded it would show on the front instead of the white card stock, this gave the card a finished look.

Here is my finished card:

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I really like how this card turned out, the next time I make it I think I am going to add a magnetic closure or something, maybe a twine tie to keep it closed, but it was a fun project! Here is another view with the card open.

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I hope you like my project this week, please let me know if you would like the Silhouette files. Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Easy Wedding Card Using Silhouette Cameo

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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Wedding season is here and what a better way to use our Silhouette Cameo than for all those wedding cards. Today I am dusting off the cameo and getting to work using a card that can be bought directly from the Silhouette Studio. Combining this cutting file with a beautiful and easy water color background, the effect gives this card an elegant feel.

The color was inspired by the bride’s color scheme of teal and pink. This card can also be easily given for a bridal shower too!

Let’s get started.

1. Purchase & download”Wedding Dress Card” by Angela Angelova from the Silhouette Studio.

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screen shot of Silhouette Studio

2.  Place card stock on cutting mat and press “start”

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8×11 sheet of card stock

3. After the machine is done cutting remove card from mat and remove all extra trimmings.

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Ready to be trimmed.

4. Trim water color paper to fit the back of the card. In this case my card was 5 in. X 5 in.

5. Water color card using 2-3 colors and let dry (Or dry with heat embosser)

6. Glue water colored paper behind the card using foam adhesives.

7. Place Want 2 Scrap bling on flowers.

8. Place American Crafts ribbon and tie a bow on the top of the card.

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Beautiful and classy! This is one of my favorite cards so far, and cannot wait to give this to the bride.

Products used for this card:

Silhouette Cameo

Cutting file “Wedding Dress Card” by Angela Angelova

Want 2 Scrap Bling

Water color paper

Water colors

1 8×11 sheet of card stock

American Crafts Primo Ribbon

Foam adhesive

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Crystal

 

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