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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Christmas Treat Boxes with Sizzix Cake Pop Box Die

November 17th, 2014

Hi, happy Monday! I received a very cool Sizzix BigZ L die, it is a Cake Pop Box Die. I thought it would be fun to make Christmas Treat Boxes with this die. The first thing I did was pick out some different Christmas papers to use. I cut them in 6″ x 9″ pieces to fit the die. Next, I got out my Sizzix Big Shot, and cut out my boxes, these dies cut so easily!

all three final

I also cut a piece of clear acrylic out for each box, the piece was approximately 1 7/8″ square, this piece should fit in the square panel for the side of the box that has the circle cut out of it. You may have to trim it so that it fits nicely and doesn’t interfere with the box folding. You can also use some of you recycled packaging for this :).

Once I had the acrylic in place, I folded the boxes and used a tape runner to hold them, make sure that you use a good sticking tape so that it holds together once you put the candy in it. You can always use double sided tape as well, most of those are really sticky. I used adhesive dots to keep the boxes closed once I added the candy to them.

I used a few Spellbinders dies in my project to decorate the boxes. I used Lacey Circles, Large Standard Circles and Snowflake bliss. You can find the item numbers for these dies below in my list of supplies. I used the lacy circles and snowflake bliss to cut out the shape, then I used the standard circles to cut out the center of the shape so that you will still have the window there. I show this in the above video.

I made a total of three boxes, they are so much fun to make!

Here is the first box I made:

box 1

I used the scalloped circles and the standard circles to decorate this box as well as a couple of felt holly leaves and some metallic pearls.

Here is the second box:

box 2

For this box I used the Snowflake bliss die set and the standard circles, I dressed it up with some pearls as well.

Finally here is the third box:


For this one I used the scalloped circles and standard circles again, dressed it up with some pearls and a little chipboard accent.

I used ribbon where the hole is for the pop stick, so that you could hang them on a tree.

I hope you enjoyed my project this week, below is a list of the supplies available at CutatHome that I used for my project:


SKU:659940 – Sizzix Bigz L Box Cake Pop die
SKU:S4-293 – Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies
SKU:S4-114 – Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
SKU:S4-433 – Spellbinders Snowflake Bliss Dies

I also used my Sizzix Big Shot which is available at the CutatHome site.

I used gems, ribbon, pattern paper, acrylic, glue dots and tape from my stock.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin!


Deal of the Week – JustRite stamps and dies 40% off!

November 17th, 2014

The Deal of the Week is 40% off select JustRite stamps and dies!

JustRite has been around for years and their cling and clear stamps never disappoint. A few years ago they partnered with Spellbinders, and co-branded their own line of Nestabilities dies. They are some of our biggest sellers, so you will want to take a look at those! JustRite has a talented team of Illustrators, names like Becca Feeken, Samantha Walker and Amy Tedder, which I am sure sound very familiar to you! Their design team does a fabulous job showing off all their stamps and dies with creative cards and projects, that makes what you want to say Just Right!

Here is a sample of some of the cards the JustRite DT has made that will do nothing less than INSPIRE you!

JR blog 1






Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner


Deer of Many Colors

November 14th, 2014

Karen N here today, sharing some cards with {rein}deer of many colors.  I just love playing around with color!  Who says that reindeer need to be just in brown!?  Not me!  All of my cards today use the FABULOUS Cottage Cutz Flying Deer die.  This die is quickly becoming one of my favorite for Christmas cards!  I just love cutting it with my Big Shot!

This first card uses a reindeer in pretty gold and some paper from the Heartfelt Creations Snowy Blanket collection.


I love the elegant deer, the pretty lace and that funny sentiment!  hahaha!  My mom, who is an awesome grandma, will probably appreciate it!

Here’s a video showing me putting together this fun and quick card.


My second card also uses paper from the Heartfelt Creations Snowy Blanket collection.


My final card today uses paper from the Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas collection.  I just got this paper, and I looooooove it!  I decided one of my deer better be in brown (Kraft).  :)



Supplies used from Cut@Home

Big Shot SKU:  657900

Cottage Cutz Flying Deer die SKU: CCE-170

Heartfelt Creations Frosty Blanket SKU: HCDP1-225

Heartfelt Creations Festive Christmas SKU: HCDP1-246

Supplies from my stash

White, Kraft, Blue cardstock

3 Girl JAM Lace

Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company

Pearls and Flowers

Craftily yours,



Let’s Have a Look at Kaisercraft Dies

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.

Kaisercraft Dies-003

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.

Kaisercraft Dies-005

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.

Kaisercraft Dies-006

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.

Kaisercraft Dies-001


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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What’s New this Week!

November 12th, 2014

Hello Cut@Homeys!

This week we have new dies, stamps and pastels from Elizabeth Crafts Designs, Magnolia and PanPastels.

EC blog





Here are just a few of the designs from the Elizabeth Crafts Design Team from their new release out this week! Who doesn’t love snowmen and cute critters for Christmas!! No matter how many tags I have, I always want more! They are also debuting their own line of double-sided adhesive craft tape in a range of sizes, so be sure to check that out as well.

We have two new collections from Magnolia stamps featuring those adorable kids Edwin and Tilda. The collections are Waiting For Christmas and See Hear Speak No Evil.

Tilda blog




We also have four new PanPastel starter kits. These kits are a great way to try pastels!

PP blog







Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Seasonal Cards featuring Leane Creatief Dies

November 12th, 2014

I love the many dies that are available, and some of my faves are made by a company called Leane Creatief.  They have beautiful detail, they’re easy to use, don’t stick — all of the qualities you look for in a good die set.  Today I wanted to show you a Thanksgiving card and a Christmas card featuring some of the Leane Creatief dies.

thankful - f  merry - f

The first card features “Autumn Leaves“, a set including acorn and leaf dies.  I used the Autumn Leaves set to cut two large and two small leaves, along with two acorns.  I used a slightly lighter shade of cardstock for the small leaves than I did for the larger leaves.  The dies give some very nice detail and emboss as they cut, so the detail just pops when you release the cardstock from the die.  To enhance these pieces, I used some PanPastel to stencil through the die before I removed the cardstock.  This is a very easy peasy way to get the detail right.  To make the card, I cut the background paper 4.25″ x 5.5″, and the patterned cardstock layer 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  I attached the two layers together.  I cut two fishtail banners using a set of nesting dies (I just think it is so much easier to cut the tails properly with a set of nesting banners).  I stamped the sentiment using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and embossed it using Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  I attached the two layers of banners, and then added them to the background layers.  The last step was to arrange and attach the leaves and acorns at the top of the card.  I added a few sequins behind the acorns  to add a little sparkle and dimension for the photos.  The colors are perfect in person, but they just didn’t capture well on camera (sorry . . . sometimes it just happens that way).  I included a close-up photo of the leaves and acorns so that you can see them better.

thankful - f   close-up

The second card features a couple of the die sets, “Holly Leaves and Pine Branches” and “Pine Cones“.   I just love the dimensional pine cones that you can make with the “Pine Cones” dies!  I began by cutting two sets of pine branches from green cardstock.  Even though the branches are fairly detailed, they did not stick in the dies — I love that about the Leane Creatief dies!  I added a little Iced Spruce Distress ink around the edges of the pine branches to enhance them a little.  Then I cut one large and two small pine cones, using different colors of cardstock for the large and small pine cones.  Each pine cone has four parts, and that’s what gives them the wonderful dimension.  Before assembling the cones, I added some Distress ink to the edges to add dimension.  I used Brushed Corduroy for the large pine cone, and Walnut Stain for the two smaller ones.  I attached the four pieces of each pine cone using a low dimensional adhesive.  It is so easy to do this, and its fun to see the pine cones come to life.  Be sure to bend the edges a little in order to get a little more dimension.

To assemble the card, I cut the green background layer 4.25″ x 5.5″, the plaid layer 4″ x 5.25″, and the cream layer 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″.  I attached each layer with Scor-Tape.  I attached the flat ribbon at the base, and then added the bow.  I used glue dots to arrange and attach the pine branches. I set aside the two smallest branches to attach later.  I arranged the pine cones on the ribbon and the pine layer, and attached them with glue dots.  I placed the remaining two pine branches, making sure they remained dimensional.  The last step was to cut and place “merry”.  I used “sticky dots” to attach it to the card front.

merry - f


The short video gives a closer look at both cards and the dies used to make them, as well as some of the other Leane Creatief dies that I have in my collection.

Please  be sure to check out the full selection of Leane Creatief dies available on the Cut @ Home web site.  I’m certain that you will find a set that will be a perfect addition to your collection.


Supplies from Cut @ Home

Leane Creatief dies:  “Autumn Leaves” (SKU 459883), “Holly Leaves and Pine Branches” (SKU 459920) and “Pine Cones” (SKU 459876)

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

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

Penny Black die set — “Love and Joy” (SKU 51-021)

Tim Holtz Distress ink — “Vintage Photo” (SKU TIM 19527), “Brushed Corduroy” (SKU TIM 21421), “Walnut Stain” (SKU TIM 19534),”Iced Spruce” (SKU TIM 32878)

Pan Pastel — 270.1 Yellow Ochre Extra Dark; 270.3 Yellow Ochre Shade; 270.5 Yellow Ochre


Supplies from my stash:  Assorted cardstock; Our Daily Bread “Thankful Song” stamp set; My Favorite Things “Fishtail Flags Layers Stack”; ribbon; sequins; low dimensional adhesive; Sticky Dots by Therm O Web; glue dots; Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder; heat gun.


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’


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