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NEW French General, Echo Park and Jillibean Soup from Sizzix!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Sizzix has three new collections making a splash this week! Here is a look at some of the projects you can make with great new dies and embossing folders!

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Bring the classic look of the French countryside to your designs with the French General collection!

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Echo Park offers a unique and timeless approach to style, form and format with their wide range of bright and playful images.

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Jillibean Soup creates products to whimsically suit any taste or time!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

How to use Sizzix Drop Ins Card with Flowers

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Happy Monday! Today I have the pleasure of sharing some great new dies from Sizzix and designer Stephanie Barnard, they are called Drop Ins and you are going to LOVE them! These dies allow you to make dimensional pop up cards, they turn out great and are fun to make!

The die set that I used is called “Card with Flowers”. You receive 21 dies in the set with a variety of different flowers you can use for layering, a couple of different leaves, as well as two different pop up centers to choose from. For today’s post I did one of each drop in!

For the first card I also used a couple of embossing folders from Sizzix and designer Stephanie Barnard, the folders I used were Flower Power and Flowers and Dots. I started with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 standard card base, I made my own base by taking a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of card stock and scoring it in the middle. These dies are such fun, they include lots of different flowers and insets and offer lots of variety. Next I cut my drop in, the video below shows how to cut it and how they work.

Once the drop in is in the card you can cut and assemble the rest of your card. For the first card I used the three flower drop in. I cut a patterned paper a 1/4″ smaller than the card base, next I embossed a piece of coredinations card stock and embossed it using the Flower Power embossing folder, then I sanded it for a two toned effect, I cut that piece 1/4 inch smaller that the patterned piece and layered them on the front of the card. Next I embossed a coordinating piece of card stock using one of the Flowers and Dots folders, these folders are border folders, you get three in the set. I used the dotted one. I used this as a border on my card. Next I cut two smaller flowers out of a polka dot patterned paper and a large flower, I added some rain dots in the center of the two smaller flowers. For the larger flower I also cut a circle using Spellbinders circle dies and added it in the center of the flower as well as a decorative metal grommet that I had, I added one of the rain dots in the center of the grommet as well, I also added two leaves to the large flower. To finish off the front of the card I added some random rain dots in some of the centers of the flowers on the embossed piece. Here is a look at the front of the card:


For the inside of the card, I added some flowers to the pop up part of the card using the coordinating card stock and patterned paper. I added rain dots for the middle of the flowers. I also added two leaves. Finally I added two stamped sentiments and cut them using a Spellbinders die set. Here is a look at the inside:


For the second card I used the large flower drop in. I also started with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card base in yellow, I used another card stock in yellow for the drop in that was just a little lighter than the card base, I rounded the two outer corners of the card base with a 1/4 paper rounder. Next I cut a patterned piece of paper fo the back ground of my card, I cut this 1/4 inch smaller than the front of the card and rounded the corners of the two outer edges and mounted it to the front of my card. Next i cut some flowers for the front, I cut the largest flower in the set, one out of each of the yellows that I used, I used a pop dot to layer the two pieces, next I cut a smaller flower out of the patterned paper and layered them the same way. I adhered them to the larger flower. Then I cut the smaller flower and two leaves. I cut these out of toner paper and ran them through the Minc (the minc is a foiling machine I purchased from HSN). I used a sentiment that was foiled in the Minc as well. To finish off the front of the card I ran ribbon across the front and bottom and added some bling in the center of the flower. Here is a look at the finished front:


For the inside of the card I layered a few of the different flower shapes over the center pop up flower. I also cut and layered some of the smaller flowers from the patterned paper, and added some foil pieces. I also added two of the foiled leaves. Next I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card, added ribbon to the inside top and bottom and added some bling on the flowers. Here is a look at the finished inside:


These dies are very fun to use and easy! I had a great time making these and people love receiving cards that have a little added surprise inside. Here is a list of the products that I used that are available to purchase on the web site.


660140 – Sizzix Drop Ins Card with Flowers
660392 – Sizzix Texture Impressions Flower Power embossing folder
660393 – Sizzix Texture Impressions Flowers and Dots embossing folder
660320 – Sizzix Percision Base Plate (use for Triplits, Thinlits, Framlits and any similar dies, Spellbinders etc.)
658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Set
S4-114 – Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Dies
S5-006 – Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles Dies

Other products used:
Card stock, patterned paper, stamps and ink, ribbon, grommet, rain dots, gems and Anna Griffin Minc machine.

I hope that you enjoyed my blog post today, until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Mini Pocket Book using Sizzix Bigz XL die

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a cute pocket mini book with you. This book was made using a Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die.

I chose a Graphic 45 paper line for this project, the line I used is called “Raining Cats and Dogs”. This is a very colorful paper line, it is one of my favorites.

I started by picking my papers and cutting the pieces that I needed using the Bigz die. I cut the base and six folders.

Once all of my pieces were cut I started assembling the folders. The die made it so easy to make! I used quite a few different elements from this collection. The Raining Cats & Dogs Journaling & Ephemera Cards fit perfectly in the folders and can be used to adhere pictures to and for journaling.

I assembled the pieces using Angel Craft double sided tape, this tape offers a super strong bond and worked perfectly for my album.

Once I had everything assembled it was time to add some embellishments. I decided to make a couple of flowers for the out side of the album. I used a couple of Spellbinder dies for the flowers. Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die and Spiral Blossoms two die. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral to ink the edges after I cut the dies. For the bigger flower I decided to combine the two dies. For the inside of the book I used stickers from the collection as well as some washi tape from my stash.

I used a magnetic closure and some ribbon to finish it off, I was very pleased with the finished result.

Here is a look at my mini book:









Here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the Cut@Home website:

659902 – Sizzix Bigz XL Pocket & Mini Album die
4500970 – Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 12×12 Paper Pad
4500974 – Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Decorative Stickers
4500972 – Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Decorative Chipboard
4500976 – Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Journaling and Ephemera Cards
S4-351 – Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die
S4-352 – Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Two die
ACT1412 – Angel Crafts Angel Craft Tape 1/2″
TIM43188 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Abandoned Coral
TIM43256 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon

The only item I used from my stash for this project was some washi tape. I had a great time making this little mini. I hope you enjoyed my post, till next time Thanks and Happy Scrapping…


Sizzix A Little Birdy Told Me card

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

I love it when a manufacturer thinks ahead for us crafters, supplying not only the tools we need to create a darling project but then posting the instructions online as well.


Sizzix has done just that with their BigZ Die Tree w/Flower, Heart & Leaves along with their Framelits and stamp set, A Little Birdy told me.   You can find the Instruction PDF online to guide you step by step through the process.  I’ve stepped up my card a little by adding the additional grass along the bottom with the Martha Stewart multi blade scissors, a few additional flowers and leaves.  I decided to use a 5″x7″ card base which allowed lots of room for all my die cut elements.    The card base is cut from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Solids and the mat atop it is from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasions Prints.  I love this Spellbinders paper it folds and scores wonderfully!  The white mat was cut with the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle dies, I so like the look of the pierced edge.


Aren’t these birds just the cutest?  Once you have the Framelits set in hand you’ll soon discover you have an extra bonus die to cut out another bird, just add and eye and beak and you’ll be all set.  I used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean to color the birds.  Adding the beaks which I stamped and fussy cut from a solid orange cardstock adding a dab of Glossy Accents on the eyes, feet and beaks.  Don’t you love the these darling little guys?


On the Sizix BigZ die you get not only the tree but this heart, flowers and leaves.  I used my flower tools to shape the leaves a tad and colored their edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  A little clear Wink of Stella on the heart topped by Glossy Accents just makes it pop.  I also touched the Glossy Accents to the bird’s feet, eyes and beaks.


I hope you’ll join me on today’s video where I run through all the supplies used and do a start to finish on the card.

Thanks for joining me and Happy Craftin’!

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Supplies from the Store:
660404: Sizzix BigZ Die with tree, heart, leaves and flowers
660397: Sizzix – Framelits Dies Sets with a 4 piece stamp set A Little Birdy told me
SCP-017: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Colors Paper Pack
SCP-016: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasions Paper Pack
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Berry Black Ink
SCD-012: Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle Dies
4501112: Graphic 45 Artisan Style 6×6″ Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
4501151: Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 6×6″ Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
ACT1412: Angel Craft 1/2″ Tape ACT1414: Angel Craft 1/4″ Tape
TIM43256: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon
TXX34902: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean
TIM95910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers
TIM43232: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke
TIM19527: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
658300: Big Shot Starter Package

Supplies from my Stash: Glossy Accents, Art Glitter Glue, Bling, Wink of Stella in Clear, Black Marker

Sizzix Bigz XL Box and Card Die

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Karen N here today showing off a gift I made for a friend using the Sizzix Bigz XL Box and Card Die.  With some of the XL dies, you can get away with using the regular cutting plates, but with this one, you’ll definitely also need the extended cutting pads (available for a heck of a deal at Cut@Home) as the box is longer than the regular cutting pads.  Of course, I used my Big Shot to cut.  :)

Here’s a video that shows you how to put together the box and a little more about my project:

And here’s a picture of the project:


I cut the box using white cardstock.  I used a fairly heavyweight cardstock, it would hold it’s shape.  I used a stencil and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry.  To put the box together, I used the FABULOUS 1/4″ Angel Craft Tape.  This tape is wonderful and sticky!  I then tied a 3 Girl JAM ribbon and bow around the box and hung a charm with some white Timeless Twine.

Then I cut 3 cards (they are 3.5″x2.5″ and can be cut with the die or a cutter).  I stamped three of the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps (LoVe these birds!!!) and colored them up with Copic Markers.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry.  Then I stuck washi tape around the edges to tape a gift card to the back.  Here’s what that looks like:


Easy and fun way to give a special gift!  Hope you enjoyed seeing my project today.  See below for a complete supplies list.

Craftily yours,


Supplies from Cut@Home:

Sizzix Bigz XL Box and Card Die – SKU 660281

Sizzix Extended Cutting Pads – SKU 655267

Big Shot – SKU 657900

1/4″ Angel Craft Tape – SKU ACT1414

Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Fired Brick – SKU TIM20202

Mowed Lawn – SKU TIM35008

– Picked Raspberry – SKU TIM34995

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps – CMS212

Supplies from my stash:

White cardstock, Copic markers, 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Timeless Twine, heart charm, stencil

Sizzix Baby Dresser Card !

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Hello! Today on the blog I’d like to share an adorable & simple baby card. My niece will be having a baby girl soon and this die set from Sizzix is perfect! I’m using the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 12pk Card Baby Dresser.

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This die comes with 12 separate dies, one of them being your card base. The finished card is an A2 sized card, therefore it will fit in a standard sized envelope.

2015-06-23 16.46.13  This card was so quick & easy to put together. I have a video, showing the process. If you’re interested, please click video below.

I used mostly scraps of patterned paper for my card. Using my Sizzix Big Shot Machine, I first cut my card base. I then folded it along the score lines. I continued to cut all my die pieces. The dresser front and drawers, background shape, baby onesie, and the sentiment “baby”. I also cut a bow from my Cameo machine.

While working on this card, I remembered I had a tiny hanger in my stash, which I thought would be perfect to hang the onesie!

2015-06-23 16.46.04  I then adhered all my pieces down, using tiny brads for the dresser drawer pulls.

This die set really did all the work for me, it was so simple to use. For the sentiment baby, I cut out another banner shape to go behind the word.

Screenshot_2   I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. There are lot’s of dies like this from Sizzix for all occasions to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Sizzix Card Baby Dresser: SKU:660289
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:657900
Sizzix Standard Cutting Pads Mint: SKU:660522

Products used from my stash: patterned paper, pearl, hanger, hot glue, wet glue, brads.

Silhouette design Bow: Design ID #25162

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