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Introducing Spellbinders Celebra’tions Ink Pad

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Karen N here today sharing a couple of cards that I made using the Spellbinders Celebra’tions line.  I made two cards for today’s post that are essentially the same, but one is colored with alcohol markers and one is colored with Tim Holtz distress watercolor markers. The reason that I did two cards essentially the same is to highlight the Celebra’tions Berry Black ink as it can be used for coloring in BOTH alcohol and watercolor techniques.  This is an unusual trait in ink-pads and is so super handy!  These are the cards I made:


The card on the right is colored with Copics, and the card on the left is colored with the  Tim Holtz distress watercolor markers. Both are stamped with Celebra’tions Berry Black ink!  I cut the card fronts, and the pink dotted frames using my Big Shot and the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles.  I love the cool detail these fabulous dies add to a card.  Then I stamped and colored the image and stamped the sentiment.  Both are from Spellbinders Celebra’tions Your Day.  The patterns are from the Celebra’tions Print pack, and the teal outline around the image is from Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Solids.  Crafting with this paper line is so easy as everything goes together.  LoVe that!  The “HB” sentiment is cut with Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants.  Finally, I added some embellishments – button and twine bow and some Candi Dots.

I made the watercolor card on this video, so you can see my step by step process:

Thanks SO much for stopping by today.  Here’s a supply list of products for these fun cards!

Supplies from Cut@Home:

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Markers – SKU TDMK29525

Celebra’tions Berry Black ink – SKU SCI-001

Big Shot – SKU 657900

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles – SKU SCD-012

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Your Day – SKU SCS-005

Celebra’tions Print – SKU SCP-016

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Solids – SKU SCP-015

Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants – SKU S5-029

Supplies from my stash:

Buttons, Timeless Twine, Candi Dots

Craftily yours,


Tudor Rose with Stephanotis Flowers Card

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Today’s card shares three different dies and one stamp.  I love combining different dies for those one of a kind cards.  Flowers and butterflies always seem to be a perfect match and that’s what I combined today for you. This is a standard A2 size card, portrait style, 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

Tudor Rose

I used Spellbinders Card Creator dies Tudor Rose for the yellow background.  Don’t you love how it cuts those gorgeous designs out?  I stamped the sentiment with JustRite Stampers Black-Eyed Susan Collection.

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The butterfly was cut from Tim Holtz Alterations Die Butterfly Duo, it’s Duo because not only do you get dies in two sized butterflies you also get the matching Texture Fades embossing folder.  I love two for one things!  I colored my butterfly with the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio along the bottom and the edges.  Even though you don’t see it here I sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink across the top blending the two together.  It was beautiful but just not the right shades for my card.  I pulled out a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Winter Jasmine Gold which gave the perfect accents.  A few Diamond Stickles and a wrapped body with netting completed the little guy.  Check out the video and I’ll share how I created the body and antenna with the netting.

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The flowers come from Sizzix Susan’s Garden, Stephanotis.  I used the soon to be release Angel Craft Podge on the leaves to give them that waxy sheen.  The centers were colored with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and a half back pearl placed in the middle.  I matted the die cut with cream colored mat edged with Vintage Photo distress ink and repeated the same mat for the inside.  I did use the Sizzix Magnetic Platform for wafer thin dies in my Big Shot, it really helps with you’re making flowers with so many small dies.

I hope you’ll join me on the video, I’ll share the complete start to finish process.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

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Supplies from the store:
S4-502 – Spellbinders Card Creator Tudor Rose Card Front die
659264 – Sizzix Susan’s Garden Stephanotis flower dies
660236 – Tim Holtz Alterations Butterfly Duo die with embossing folder
CR-04835 – JustRite Stampers Black-Eyed Susan clear stamps
658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin dies
ACT1412 – Angel Craft Tape 1/2″
ACT1414 – Angel Craft Tape 1/4″
Tim Holtz Distress Inks –
 TIM43218 – Cracked Pistachio
TIM21490 – Shabby Shutters
TIM19527 – Vintage Photo
TIM27164 – Spun Sugar

What’s NEW this week from Spellbinders and Tim Holtz!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Hi Cut@Homeys! I am going to tell you what’s NEW at Cut@Home this week, so let’s get going!

Spellbinders has released five new 3D M-bossabilities embossing folders and their new line of Designer Dies. Let’s start with the embossing folders. Here are a few to look at:







Spellbinders has partnered with licensed designers Becca Feeken and Scrappy Cat for their new line of Designer Dies. Here is a look at a few of Becca’s die designs:

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Becca always delivers such great accent pieces. I am sure you will find many ways to use these dies!

Scrappy Cat focused on crafting flowers and envelopes. Here is a sample of their new dies:







Tim Holtz has new Sizzix Dies and Texture Fades from his Adventure collection, a new Distressed Ink, Idea-ology Paper Pad and Stamps. Here are some of his new dies:

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Here is his new Distressed Ink Abandoned Coral and Paper Stash Correspondence 12×12 paper pad:

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And here is a few of his latest Stampers Anonymous cling stamp release:







Don’t forget to check out the stamps we have on Pre-Order too and get in line for those!

Tune in tomorrow to show you what’s new from Sizzix and Heartfelt Creations!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Cardmaking with Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallions, Penny Black and Graphic 45

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Karen N here.  It’s cold and VERY windy outside here in No California.  A perfect day to stay inside and craft.  Today’s post uses a few of the Spellbinder Die D-Lite Medallions, Penny Black Birthday Party stamps and Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6×6 Patterns and Solids.

These medallions are so much fun to use and have all sorts of options.  They are so detailed but cut beautifully with the Big Shot and the Sizzix Precision Base Plate.  Here’s a video that shows you my cards today:

The first card uses the Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallion Five.  In this card, I used the medallion in the background to add an embellishment.  Love the extra detail.


The next card uses the Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallion Two.   In this card, I used the medallion to frame that adorable little hedgehog.


The final card uses Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallion Four.  In this case, I used only the detail in the two-piece die set to have the “relief” part show.  I then cut a flower using Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower die and put it in the middle.


I want to pause in my post to give a shout-out to Angel Craft Tape.  This super sticky tape is my absolute favorite.  I used it to adhere the cardstock THROUGH the lace.  Worked perfectly.  LoVe it.

Anyway, hope you check out the AdOrAbLe Penny Black images and the medallions.  They can be used in SO many fun ways.

Supplies used from Cut@Home:

Penny Black Birthday Party stamps (sku:30-232)

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6×6 Patterns and Solids (sku: 4501053)

Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallion Five (sku: S2-020)

Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallion Two (sku: S2-2013)

Spellbinders Die D-Lite Medallion Four (sku: S2-021)

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower die (sku: HCD1-753)

Big Shot (sku: 657900)

Sizzix Precision Base Plate (sku: 660320)

Angel Craft Tape (sku: ACT1412 and ACT 1414)

Supplies from my stash:

Copic Markers

Timeless Twine

3 Girl JAM ribbon and lace

Pearl Girl pearls

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Fun with Windows and Spellbinders dies!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Karen N here.  As I was staring out the window at the fabulous rain falling in Northern California, thinking about what to do with my post today, I had an inspiration – windows!  So fun and trendy.  And with some fabulous dies from Cut@Home, super easy!

My first two projects use Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One.  In this first one, I used Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning paper and JustRite Morning Glory Stamps.  I cut the window in the paper and then fussy cut several flowers (and a butterfly).  The flowers are layered up to add dimension.


The next project is a little lay-out (using Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper) for a frame that I made last week for my featured post as the Paper Crafter’s Library Featured Designer.  (To see the post, you can go “here“)


I used two of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One here to cut that blue frame, and I cut the whole in the white paper with the smaller size.  I then popped the whole thing up onto the burgundy paper and popped the picture of my hubs and me in the middle of the window.  I cut out the button embellishments and added some sequins and a title.

The final project for today uses a window in a super fun way – a shaker card.  I just love these!  Again, the paper here is Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning.


In this case, I used the super fun Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles to cut the window.  I colored a Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray owl and cut it with the pierced rectangles.  I taped it to the background paper, added some googly eyes to the owl, and I placed a small pile of sequins on top of the image.  I used Angel Craft Tape to stick the transparency window down and then double-pop taped the window to the background paper.  As a final touch, I added the sentiment and lace.

To see more on these projects, check out my video!

Supplies used from Cut@Home

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One (sku: S4-161)

Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning paper (sku: HCDP1-239)

JustRite Morning Glory Stamps (sku: CL-02136)

Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper (sku: HCDP1-247)

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles (sku: SCD-012)

Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray (sku: TEPS077)

Angel Craft Tape

Supplies from my stash

3 Girl JAM lace

Pearls and Sequins

Transparency from Stampin’ Up

Product Review on Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

One of my favorite die cutting and embossing machines is the Spellbinders Grand Calibur.  It works so beautifully with Spellbinders dies and other wafer thin dies on the market today.  I love the detail that can be achieved both in cutting and embossing.  Here are pictures of the machine and a couple of samples that were cut and embossed with my Grand Calibur

grand c   bow

snowflake   ovals


You can see the Grand Calibur and each of these projects in  closer detail in the video below.

The machine I have (and demonstrated on the video) is the original (red) Grand CaliburSpellbinders recently released a new and improved Grand Calibur.  It is very similar in style and functionality — they’ve changed the color to blue, changed the logo, and added a few things to the internal workings to ensure better performance, etc.  The basic process for die cutting seems to be the same.  Here is a pic of the new machine —

new blue

One of the great things about Grand Calibur is its ability to cut larger dies and projects, etc.  The plates that come standard with the machine are 8-1/2 x 12″, so you can cut a full-sized sheet of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper!  That’s great for so many things — from larger dies to larger projects (you can place a number of dies on the paper, and cut them all at the same time).  I like that it also works so easily — it’s almost like working with a toy at times.  If you use it on a countertop or desk or other smooth surface, there is a lever at the bottom of the machine that can be used to “attach” the machine using a suction device.  That machine isn’t moving anywhere when it is engaged, so there is less need to hold the machine in place while cutting or embossing, etc.  The crank at the side is larger and easier to turn than most comparable models, making the Grand Calibur a little more useable for people like me that have arthritis in their hands.

The Grand Calibur comes with a set of 4 plates/mats in an approximate 8-1/2 x 12″ size (a base plate, a cutting plate, an embossing pad, and an embossing plate).  Most of the time I use a set of junior plates with my Grand Calibur.  These are available as an accessory, and provide a smaller working surface — 8-1/2″ x 6″.  They are perfect for most needs, and save you from having to use the full-size plates all of the time.  Whether using the standard (grand) or the junior plates, I love that even the most intricate dies usually are fully cut the first time through the machine.  Once in a while I need to run a die through twice, but I very rarely have had to do more than that — even with the most intricate of dies.  Of course Spellbinders has some accessories available to assist with the process if needed — a metal shim and a magnetic placement mat.  Both are great alternatives when dealing with those very detailed dies.

The Grand Calibur is also designed to work with the Spellbinders embossing plates – M-Bossabilities, and similar, and you get a great result with them.  You will need to purchase an additional plate for this — the Raspberry spacer plate, but they are not too expensive (available in the grand and junior sizes).  Here are a couple of examples with the M-Bossabilities folders —

rosette   doily

Of course it also works with other embossing folders.  This is a Sizzix embossing folder —


If you have a lot of detailed, intricate dies like I do, the Grand Calibur is a great machine to consider.  It is such a power-house.  Please see the short video for a look at the Grand Calibur in action.


Supplies available at Cut @ Home

Spellbinders Grand Calibur (SKU GC-200)

Junior Replacement Plates (SKU GC-011)

Junior Raspberry Plate (SKU GC-012)

Spellbinders Dies —

Feathers Shapeabilities die (SKU S4-428)

Bow Elegance Shapeabilities dies (SKU S6-017)

Oval Bliss dies (SKU S4-474)

Card Creator Snowflakes View dies (SKU S6-015)

Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders —

Celebra’tions Rosette Wall (SKU SCF-004)

Celebra’tions Doily Art (SKU SCF-003)

Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Smile & Plus (SKU 659785)


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




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