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Hearts, Hearts Everywhere

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Karen N here from Craftily Yours, sharing a couple projects using Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper and Spellbinders Cascading Hearts Card Front Die!

For my first project, I made my hubby a birthday card.  He’s four years older than me, and I’m constantly telling him that he’s “Much, Much Older” – so the vintage-feel to this card is perfect for him.  For the small piece on the right side of the card, I ran it through my Big Shot with the cascading hearts die.  I love the way that it turned out!

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For my second project, I decided to scrap a picture of me, my family and my brother and his family with our grandfather at Thanksgiving.  Gramps loved his pie!  In this card, again, I used the cascading hearts die to create the element in the lower left corner.  The shape is cut with Spellbinders Labels 16.  This die is great for creating fun card fronts, but it has so many other uses as well.  It’s super fun!  The flowers are fussy cut from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Stash paper.  The title is cut with Sizzix Triplits tag dies.

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To see more of my project, check out my video:

Supplies used from Cut@Home:

Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper SKU: HCDP1-237

Spellbinders Cascading Hearts Card Front die SKU: S4-457

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Stash paper SKU: TH93110

Sizzix Triplits tag dies SKU: 659930

Supplies from my stash:

Timeless Twine

Spellbinders Labels 16

Unity Stamp {Consider Yourself Vintage}

Stampin’ Up Early Espresso Ink

UmWow Studio Confetti Hearts

 

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sizzix Step-Ups Cards

Friday, October 24th, 2014

It’s always fun to create and give cards that have different folds or flaps to them, something other than just a straight cut and fold.  Sizzix has created a whole line of dies called Framelits that allow you to create cards with these additional folds and today I’d like to share the Step-Ups Card.

Step Ups

I followed the Instruction sheet staying as close to the suggested design as possible.  If you’d like to follow along you can find the PDF here.  You can see from the photo that the card gives you 3 steps to put sentiments or embellishments on.  In this case I used the flowers cut from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set: Basic Step Ups.

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You can achieve this darling little tag and sentiment by using the complimentary Sizzix Framelits Die Set w/Stamps: Tags and the Sizzix Clear Stamps: Birthday.  All of these Framelit and Stamps sets were designed by the super talented Stephanie Barnard.

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Look at the difference you achieve by just changing up the paper and embellishments.  Here I’ve made the perfect birthday card using Graphic 45‘s Time to Celebrate papers. All of these cards fold flat for easy mailing and fit a standard A2 size envelope.  You can reverse the folds on the card base to have your steps on the left instead of the right (I’ll show you this in the video).  You can also use the inside as the pretty side if you want something a little different.

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Christmas is just around the corner and wouldn’t those on your Christmas card list love opening their envelope to find a card like this on the inside?  If you come join me on the video I’ll show you the whole process step – by – step and also give you a few more examples to inspire you to create your own Step-Ups cards.

Supplies from the Store

660023 – Sizzix Framelits Die Set: Card, Basic Step-Ups by Stephanie Barnard
659650 – Sizzix Framelits Die Set w/Stamps: Tags by Stephanie Barnard
659798 – Sizzix Clear Stamps: Birthday by Stephanie Barnard
4501015 – Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12×12 Paper Pad
657900 – Sizzix Big Shot Machine
656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform

Supplies from my stash included white and Kraft cardstock for card bases; scraps of decorative papers; pearls; stickles; brads; seam binding; glossy accents

Thanks everyone,

Patti

Please visit me at A Soul’s Heartbeat on Blogger and Facebook

Seasonal Fun featuring Little B Dies

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Little B is a product name that we’ve known for a while in the craft world, but they are new (at least newer) in the die market.  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to try Little B dies — I really like their creativity in approaching the basics, as well as the versatility that they offer.  Today I want to show you three new sets of dies from Little BHalloween, Autumn and Holiday.  They are seasonal sets, and I just love them!  Here are some cards featuring them —

ghosts   spider

squirrel   ornaments

As you’ve probably seen before, the Little B dies are wafer thin dies.  They can be used with most die cutting/embossing machines.  I used my Sizzix Big Shot and got great results with them.  I love the convenience of the magnetic storage binder that keeps the little pieces in place so it is much more difficult to lose something, etc.  Each of these die sets can be used separately, or in conjunction with other stamp and die sets that you currently have.  My sample cards illustrate both approaches.

For the Halloween cards, I had so much trouble deciding among the little elements that are available.  I ended up featuring the ghosts and the spider, but wish I had more time to do something with the bat!  Be sure to check him out on the video.  Little B always puts emphasis on the design and on the details.  The little bat was designed with dimensional wings that make him so very cute for Halloween projects!   Anyway, each of the Halloween cards was quick and easy to complete.  Both are A-2 sized cards (4.25″ x 5.5″).  For the spider card, it was simply a matter of finding the right background paper and sentiment.  The paper is Authentique Spellbound – Spiderweb.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.  Too fun.  So then it was just a matter of cutting out the little web piece from ivory cardstock, and the spider from black cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Onyx Black Versafine ink on ivory cardstock.  I edged the sentiment with a little of the black ink to make it stand out.  I used a natural hemp twine to “hang” the spider from the web.

spider

For the ghost card, I simply cut three of the ghosts from white cardstock.  I stamped the Magnolia Boo Background Stamp in Cloud White VersaMagic chalk ink on black cardstock, and used a decorative corner chomper to soften the corners.  I attached the background with dimensional adhesive, and the ghosts with Scor-Tape.  The eyes on one of the ghosts hit in the “wrong” place (on the white chalk ink), so I used my black Gelly Roll pen to fill them in.  With ribbon and a bow at the bottom, the card was complete — how easy peasy.  The background paper was from the Jolees Halloween paper pad.

ghosts

I created the Autumn card using only the Little B die set.  I cut each of the elements from colored cardstock, and then assembled them on the acorn background paper (Authentique Harvest – Acorn).  With so many colors of leaves to cut, I thought it was a good time to test and see if I could cut multiple layers of paper with the Little B dies.  It worked!  The cardstock I was using wasn’t too heavy (probably 80 lb. max.), and the die cut easily through both layers at once.  I wasn’t sure this was possible given how thin these dies really are.  Yay!  The dark box at the top of the card says “Give Thanks”.  This is one of the dies in the set.  Rather than cutting letters, it embosses them into the paper.  It was very difficult to get a photo that really shows that detail well.  I rubbed on some gold ink to help, so hopefully that is enough that you can see it.  There are still a number of dies in this set that I didn’t use, other leaves, circles (or berries) and feathers.  I wanted this to be a very quick and simple card, so I didn’t spend a lot of time edging the leaves with color, etc.  That certainly would make them stand out more against the background.  I used my black Gelly Roll pen to add some facial features to the squirrel.

squirrel

Finally, my card for the Holiday die set features only the large ornament and the holly and berries dies.  There is a lot more to offer in the set — pin branch, light swag, etc.  I cut three ornaments from gold metallic cardstock, and sets of holly leaves and berries for each.  I used a 1/8″ ribbon to suspend the ornaments, and a dimensional adhesive to raise them from the paper a little.  I decorated each with the holly leaves and berries.  The sentiment is from an Our Daily Bread stamp set, “Turtle Dove Ornament”, and is stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.   I put a piece of green cardstock behind the ivory cardstock to frame it a little more.  Again, another super easy card!  Sorry that the photo didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it to — I had so much trouble with glare on the gold paper.

ornaments

 

Please be sure to watch the short video for a closer look at each of these die sets.  They are a good value, and I know you would enjoy using them for your seasonal paper crafting needs.

 

Supply List —

Little B Dies — Halloween, Autumn and Holiday

Die cutting/embossing machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Patterned papers — Authentique Harvest – Acorn and Spellbound – Spiderweb; SEI Holiday Traditions Cardmaker pad; Jolees Halloween paper pad.

Assorted solid cardstock

Adhesives — regular tape; Scor-Tape (1/4″ and 1/8″); dimensional adhesive

inks — Versafine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Cloud White; Delicata Golden Glitz

Stamps — Magnolia Stamps – Boo Background; Our Daily Bread – Turtle Dove Ornament

natural hemp twine

1/8″ gold ribbon; Halloween ribbon

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

Sizzix Notepad Cover Bigz Die

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Today I have a new Sizzix Die to share with you! This is the Notepad Cover Bigz die, by Brenda Walton.

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Once I started to play with this die…I could not put it down. This die includes the Notepad Cover, rosette, small scallop, and a butterfly. I made several of these and they are so simple to make. They take less then 10 minutes, and make a great gift.
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I used my Sizzix Big Shot Machine. It cuts so well…you can even cut several papers at once.
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This perfectly fits the 3×3 Post It notes.

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This is a great project, to use up some of your scrap paper. I prefer to use double sided paper, so the inside looks finished.
I have also used two of the Notepad Cover’s to make a longer journal book, notebook, or brag book!
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This book measures approximately 6 1/2 x 3. I enjoy that this die is versatile, and can be used in a few different ways. On the outside of this booklet, I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Wallflower Idea-ology paper. Went around all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Paint, in Vintage Photo.  I added a few rhinestones, from Prima…along with a flower. I added a Tim Holtz ticket, seam binding, and the butterfly that comes with this die. On the inside, I used Kraft paper, along with a couple pieces of the patterned paper. The paper inside is 6×3, and I scored each one at 1/2″. This way the paper can fold up nicely. With this Bigz die, you can cut cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, craft aluminum and many other materials. This can be used in most die cut machines.
For more detail on how I made both the regular Notepad Cover, and the extended one, please check out my video.

Products used:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU: 657900
Sizzix Notepad Cover Bigz Die: SKU:659728
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz 12×12 Idea-ology paper “Wallflower”: SKU:TH93110

From my stash: Seam binding, paper, flowers, rhinestones, pearls.

You can also find me at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/corenescreations

http://www.corenescreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by…hope you have a great week!  ~Corene~

Sizzix Camera Box Die

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Today I have another fun Sizzix die to show you — the Camera Box die.  It is just a perfect size to hold a gift card or other small-sized gift, and perhaps a few treats too.

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Like many other Sizzix projects, this one was very fun and easy to create.  I started with the Camera Box die.  This is a Bigz XL die, so it means that you need to use your Big Shot (or other supported machine) to cut it.  You’ll need extended cutting plates and the extended premium crease pad.  The crease pad is recommended for this project, and I second that.  I tried once to cut it without (I often do this because sometimes you don’t really need the crease pad).  The fold lines just weren’t strong enough without use of the crease pad.

First you need to decide on a color scheme.  They recommend two colors for the base camera, two different patterned papers to decorate the front, and a little metallic paper for the flash, etc.  I went with a classic black and white theme.  When I selected my papers, I picked a plaid with a little red in it also, and the red serves as a great accent color.  In addition, you’ll need a small piece of vellum or a piece of clear plastic for the camera opening, depending upon which look you like better.  This is a Bigz XL die, so you’ll need to use 12×12 paper at least for the main box piece.  The other pieces are really accents and, although you could cut out the entire box piece five times, I think it is more economical to just cut the parts of the box that you need.

Once you’ve selected cardstock (two solids, two patterns and one metallic), then its time to cut.  I started by cutting a full piece for the main box from my black cardstock.  I selected a heavier-weight cardstock because I wanted my box to be stable, and to stand up to a little use (several openings).  For the white contrast, I also cut out the entire box piece.  Thinking back on it, I should have just used a 6″x6″ piece and cut only the back of the camera (this is the only place where you’ll use the contrast).  When I cut the two patterned papers for the front, I cut both 6″x6″, and cut the front of the camera only.  The last piece to cut for the main camera is the flash — this is cut  from a metallic paper (I used a silver matte metallic).  There are three accent pieces that you also need to cut.  Two are from a separate die set called “You & Me” — the word “smile” is cut from a contrasting color, and the heart is cut from red paper.  The final piece to cut is the ring around the circle opening.  You’ll need a standard circle die set for this.  Select a die that is as close as possible to the size of the circle opening.  If you don’t have one that fits exactly, then select one that is just a little smaller.  I used the Sizzix Framelits circle set and found that the second and third dies (counting from the center) are perfect for this project.  Again, you are trying to cut a ring to place over the opening (the opening itself will cut when you cut the main box piece).

On the inside of the box, you’ll want to attach a piece of vellum or a piece of clear plastic over the hole in the front of the box.  I used vellum for mine, and it was cut approximately 2.5″ x 2.5″.  I used plain tape since it was attached on the inside and wouldn’t show.  I continued assembling the box by adding the white contrast piece.  I attached it to the inside of the back of the black main camera piece.  As an alternative, you could cut the back piece off and replace it with the white (you would need to retain some of the tabs, etc. to hold it in place), but I think that the box is more sound the other way.  I also attached the small metallic piece representing the flash.  I used Scor-Tape for both.  The next step is to assemble the box, so you’ll want to fold on all of the fold lines.  Add some Scor-Tape to the side flap, and attach the two ends of the box at the side.  Then you can fold in the flaps, etc. to see the completed box.  I also used Scor-Tape on the bottom flap to hold it securely in place, leaving the only entry into the box through the top.  This will keep the box square and the contents secure.

The next step is to decorate the front.  I began by trimming the two patterned papers to fit, and layer on, the box front.  I attached those layers to the box with Scor-Tape.  I used Scor-Tape to attach one end of the ribbon at the center of the edge of the circle opening, and then pulled it all of the way around the box — I attached the other end at the opposite side of the circle also using Scor-Tape.  I used “Sticky Dots” to attach the ring to the center front opening, being careful to cover up those ribbon ends.  I tied a bow and attached that to the left side of the camera front using Scor-Tape.  I added the word “smile” using “Sticky Dots”, and finally I used a little piece of dimensional adhesive to attach the heart to the vellum inside the circle on the front of the camera.  All very easy peasy.  Please see the short video for additional information on how I cut and assembled the box.

Here are some additional pictures of the completed box.  It can be so easily customized to satisfy any member of your family.

camera  back

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top

This box will be a great gift box, particularly for those holiday gift cards.  I also think it is perfect to make and give to a child — it is much safer for their play than a “real” camera, and can be easily replaced if it is damaged.

 

Supplies used:

Sizzix Bigz XL Camera Box Die

Sizzix extended cutting pads

Sizzix extended premium cutting plate

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Framelits circle dies (or other circle set)

Sizzix You & Me die set

assorted cardstock including two solid colors, two coordinating patterned papers and one metallic cardstock.  You also need a small piece of vellum or clear plastic to cover the center opening — approximately 2.5″ x 2.5″

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Low Dimensional  Adhesive

Plain tape (to attach the vellum inside the box)

Sticky Dots by Therm-o-web

ribbon

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

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.

Doily Magic

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

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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;

SpellbindersSizzixTim HoltzHeartfelt CreationsGraphic 45Silhouette AmericaElizabeth Craft DesignsMagnolia StampsSpectrum NoirJustRite Stampers