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Let’s Have a Look at Kaisercraft Dies

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Storage always seems to be an issue for me, how about you?  Are you always looking for that perfect storage solution to easily find something, especially your dies?  I hate opening a package and having all my dies fall all over the place.  Kaisercraft seems to come up with a unique solution.

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I bet you don’t notice much difference here do you?  Just a very large (4.25″ x 6.5″) flourish die.  But do you notice the package is standing vertical and  the dies stays in place.  That is due to a large magnetic sheet on the inside of the folder.

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The magnetic sheet is the size of your die(s) and holds them snugly in place whether on your desk as you’re using them, or tucked quietly away waiting for the next great craft project.  The whole folder comes in a protective hard plastic sleeve.

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I prefer to use Sizzix’s Magnetic Platform when I run my dies through my Sizzix Big Shot.  The magnetic system within the platform is super strong and holds your dies snugly in place as they pass through the die cutting machine.  These are the 6″ x 4″ and 3″ x 4″ rectangular dies.  They come with the bonus of the file folder tab and the word banner.  Love those two additions.

Kaisercraft Dies

The last die set I got to play with were the Filmstrip, words (smile and love) and heart die.  I’ve never had a filmstrip die and loved how it cut and looked.  I used a glitter paper here that is heavier than regular decorative cardstock and you can see it cut beautifully.  You can also use these metal dies on foil, regular cardstock and paper.  I bet they might even cut lightweight felt.

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I had fun sharing my new dies with you today and hope you’ll check out whole selection of Kaisercraft Dies in the Cut at Home store today.  I must mention I did pull out my Spellbinder’s Tool ‘n One to remove all those little bits from the edge of the filmstrip, easy-peasy, so much less aggravation.  Come join me now on the video so you can see these new dies up close and personal.

Supplies I used from the Store:

DD300: Kaisercraft Film Strip Die
DD701: Kaisercraft Rectangles Dies
DD702 Kaisercraft Large Florish
T001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
68300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies

Thanks for joining me today,


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Notecards featuring Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Today I want to show you the new Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments Three, Four and Five.  These sentiments are perfect for your “everyday” use, and they also work wonderfully to make a set of notecards that you can give as a holiday gift.  Here are a couple of the cards from my set —

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At this time of the year I begin to think about my holiday gifts — especially what I can make and use as a nice gift.  We all have those situations — teacher gifts, hostess gifts, etc. where we want to give something nice, but often we’re on a tight budget.  I fell in love with these dies when I first saw them because I like them as sentiments for my everyday cards, but I can also use them to create note card sets to take care of those gift giving needs.  Each Die D-Lite sentiment set has two dies (sentiments), so you need to purchase all three to get all of the sentiments shown here.  Fortunately they’re Die D-Lites, and so they’re more affordable.

I’m not sure yet who will be the recipient of my note card set, so I chose colors that are trendy and suitable for almost everyone — black and white.  (If I knew the recipient, I probably would have selected her favorite colors.)    The design I chose is pretty classic and doesn’t take a lot of paper.  For the entire set of 12 cards I needed:  2 sheets of 12×12 patterned cardstock (the polka dots); 2-1/2 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11″ white cardstock and 2-1/2 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11″ black cardstock.  I cut 6 black backgrounds and 6 white backgrounds (4.25″ x 5.5″), along with 12 pieces of the polka dot cardstock (3-7/8 x 5-1/8″).  The solid color strip for each is cut 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″.    I cut the sentiments from the remaining paper.

There is no real magic in cutting the sentiments.   They do, in my opinion, qualify as one of the “detailed” dies, so you’ll want to use all of the tricks that you normally use with a detailed die.  First, you want to run it through the die cutting machine at least twice, perhaps rotating it so that all parts are well-cut.  You also want to use wax paper in between the die and the cardstock.  This will make it so much easier when it is time to remove the cut sentiment from the die.  Without wax paper, the sentiment tends to stick and is difficult to remove; with the wax paper, the cut sentiment separates easily from the die.  Opinions differ on whether you should use wax paper each time you cut — for this I recommend that you do.  Why take the risk of getting a sentiment “stuck” in the die?  This is not only frustrating, but can also lead to having to re-cut the sentiment since the now-thin paper may easily tear.  I also typically add an extra shim when cutting a detailed die.  Please see the short video for a closer look at the sentiments, and additional information on the steps that I took to cut them easily.

Now that everything is cut out, it is just a matter of assembly.  I attached the polka dot paper to the background, and the color strip to the polka dot paper using 1/4″ Scor-Tape.  I used a product called “Sticky Dots” (Therm O Web) to attach the sentiments.  You could also use a little well placed glue for this, but I was going for the quick and easy solution.  Note that I didn’t worry about the dot for an i.  The die does cut them properly, but they were much too small to place quickly.  I simply put the sentiment in place on the color strip and then used my Gelly Roll pens (black or whie) to add the dots.  Okay, it is a cheater’s solution, but sometimes that’s okay.  I finished the cards by embellishing them with a ribbon and bow, and three enamel dots.  Easy peasy!

Here is a look at the completed cards.  You can see that I have two cards for each sentiment, one mostly white with black accents, and one mostly black with white accents).  I couldn’t decide which style I liked  best, so I decided to do both.  Obviously a set of just one or the other would also make a nice gift.

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All I have to do to finalize the gift is to add envelopes, and find a tin or box to put them in.  What a simple way to check one gift off of the holiday list!


Supplies available at Cut @ Home

Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments Three (SKU S2-139), Four (SKU  S2-140), and Five (SKU S2-141)

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal (1/4″) (SKU 202)


Supplies from my stash:  Solid black and white cardstock (2-1/2 sheets of each); 2 sheets of black polka-dot 12×12 cardstock; black and white ribbon; Sticky Dots by Therm O Web; Lily White and Beetle Black enamel dots (Sprinkles) by Doodlebug; and wax paper.


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



On the Edge Dies with Blooms One

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Happy Monday! This week I am showing two exciting products! Tim Holtz On the Edge Dies and Spellbinders Blooms One dies. I love the Tim Holtz On the Edge dies, they are designed to work perfectly with A2 cards, but they are not limited to cards you can use them for borders on many things, they would be perfect for a mini scrapbook. This week I decided to make a few Thanksgiving cards, since it is right around the corner.

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For the first card that I made I started with a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card stock base, I cut one edge of the card stock with the Scrollwork On the Edge die, next I scored the piece of card stock at 4 1/4 for my card base. I inked the edges of the card and the border. Next I added a card stock border from a fall paper collection that I had from my stash, added a ribbon over that, and a sentiment from the same collection. It is an Echo Park Fall Collection. Finally I made the flower using the Spellbinders Blossom One dies. I layered two of the largest die, two of the middle die and one of the smallest die. I inked the edges using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. next I cut some ribbon and put everything together with a brad to make my own flower embellishment. I also cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock to line the inside of the card.

Here is a look at that finished card:


The video below details the use of the on the edge dies and blooms one dies.

The second card that I made used the Distressed Doily On the Edge die by Tim Holtz. I really love the look of this die! I cut the base the same as described for the card above. After I cut the edge of the card I inked the edge of the die cut piece with the Walnut Stain distress ink. I also cut a piece of card stock for a liner, I inked the edge of that piece with Peacock Feathers distress ink. I added a card stock border from the paper collection, next I created another flower using the Blooms One dies. This time when I inked the edges I alternated between the Walnut Stain ink and the Peacock Feathers, i really like the way that this flower turned out. I also added a brad in the center and a couple of pieces of printed ribbon that I had in my stash.

Here is a look at that card:

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Finally I did a third card. With this card I wanted to demonstrate just one of the many other ways that you can use these dies. I used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base, next I cut out an edge from a piece of card stock, I trimmed it so that I could use it on the card as a border. Next I ran some ribbon and washi tape along the scroll border that I added. I cut some flowers from the Blooms one for this card as well, but instead of layering them I left them as single blooms instead of layering them. i also inked the edges using both the Peacock Feathers and the Walnut Stain. I added a sentiment and a couple of flags that I made using some wording from the paper pack. I then adhered the flowers, I added wood centers to the flowers.

Here is a look at that card:

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I had a lot of fun with this project! The Tim Holtz “On the Edge” dies are amazing, I hope that you will give them a try!

Here is a list of items that I used that are available for purchase on the cut a home site.


S2-044 -Spellbinders Blooms One Dies
656624 – Tim Holtz On the Edge Die, Scrollwork
Tim Holtz On the Edge Die, Distressed Doily
TIM19534 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Walnut Stain
TIM34933 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers
457900 – Sizzix Big Shot

I also used the following supplies from my stash: Washi tape, ribbon, gems, wooden adhesive dots, card stock plain and patterned paper.

I hope that you enjoyed my projects this week, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin!


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!


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.


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,


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.

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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

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!


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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;

Graphic 45 and Lawn Fawn Gift Card Holder

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Karen N here sharing with you a Happy Haunting Halloween gift card holder!  My “kids” are all too old for trick-or-treat, so I usually gift them an iTunes gift card in a fun gift-card holder.  This one uses Graphic 45 {An Eerie Tale} paper and Lawn Fawn {Happy Haunting} stamp set along with the new Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 39 dies.

Here’s the gift card holder.  On the left is the cover and on the right is the inside.



I cut a white card stock card base using the largest size of the Labels 39.  I folded it and brought the fold slightly inside the die (to make sure the fold wasn’t cut).  Then, I cut four patterns from Graphic 45 Eerie Tale, lined them up and scissor cut the edge.  For the inside patterns, I then cut just a smidge more off so that the card would fold nicely.

The cover image is from the Lawn Fawn {Happy Haunting} stamp set colored with Tim Holtz distress watercolor markers.  I inked the edges with distress ink in Black Soot and Weathered Wood.  Then, I stamped and fussy cut the ghosts to finish off the scene.  Inside, I cut a smaller size label for the sentiment.  On the left side of the inside, I’ll glue dot my gift cards in.  The final touch was to add some ribbon (to cover the edges inside) and tie a bow!

Here’s a video that explains the process.


Thank you for visiting today.  Hope everyone has a hauntingly happy Halloween!

Craftily yours,


SpellbindersSizzixTim HoltzHeartfelt CreationsGraphic 45Silhouette AmericaElizabeth Craft DesignsMagnolia StampsSpectrum NoirJustRite Stampers