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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Techniques using Angel Craft Podge

March 23rd, 2015

Happy Monday, today I am very excited to talk about a new product available here at Cut@Home, it is Angel Craft Podge! This product is so versatile and can be used for many different applications. I will share a couple with you today.

I decided to make a tag using an image transfer technique you can do with this podge. I was so happy with the results, it turned out beautifully!


The first thing I did to create this tag was making a couple of glaze colors to add to card stock. I used Acrylic paint and the podge mixed together. When you mix the two, if the glaze color is too light add more paint and if it’s too dark add more podge. I let the glaze dry then I cut flowers using Sizzix Simple Flowers dies. I added some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Pewter to give the flowers more of a vintage look.


Next I was ready to make the tag. I started with a tag I cut on my Cricut, I was going to make it a double tag so that it would open, but I changed my mind and just used the thickness to make the tag sturdy for the podge. Print a black and white photo on regular copy paper using your ink jet printer. Let it dry completely, at least 5 minutes. Next apply the podge heavily and evenly over you photo. Place the photo onto the material you want it transferred to, in this case I used my tag, but you can use other media. I am anxious to try it on Canvas, I will share my results with all of you!

Use a brayer to smooth out the picture and make sure that it adheres completely to your media. This next step is very important, let it dry completely, on the paper it doesn’t take long, but I have researched transferring onto canvas and they recommend letting it dry for 24 hours. Once it is dry lightly misted the top of the paper just to dampen it, then gently rub the paper off of the top. This step take some patience so be gentle. The final results are worth it!


To finish the tag I used three Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, Spun Sugar and Broken China. I added the chipped sapphire to the edges and some highlights on the tag, I did the same with the spun sugar, but I also added some to her cheeks. I added the broken china to her eyes. I added some of the pewter to the edges of the tag as well. I adhered the flowers with glue dots and pop dots to give some added dimension, the letter I had, it was a wooden accent so I painted it with the pewter distress stain and added a piece of the pink glazed paper behind it, finally I added some gems and ribbon for the finishing touches.


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

ACP6SG – Angel Craft Podge Semi-Gloss
659895 – Sizzix Simple Flowers Dies
TIM21414 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Broken China
TIM27119 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Chipped Sapphire
TIM27164 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Spun Sugar

Supplies from my stash included, card stock, brayer, gems, ribbon and Tim Holtz Pewter stain.


I hope you enjoyed my post today, it was so much fun creating this tag! I am really looking forward to more fun projects with this product, I am loving it!

Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin,

Introducing Spellbinders Celebra’tions Ink Pad

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

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″.

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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

Introducing Sizzix Fold-a-long Card dies and Interchangeable Stamps by Jen Long!

March 18th, 2015

I am so excited to introduce you to Jen Long’s Hello Love Sizzix collection. Jen flew out to Sandy, Utah in February to have lunch with me and show her fantastic dies and stamps from “Hello Love”. Jen is as adorable as her dies and we had a great time together! Here is the video Jen did for me:


Didn’t I tell you?? ADORABLE!! Here is a closer look at those Sizzix Fold-a-long dies:

Jen foldalong dies







Here are the Center dies that go with the Fold-a-long dies:

Jen centers for foldalong dies





And here are the Interchangeable Stamp sets with cute cards ideas!











I hope you will enjoy this new collection by Jen Long as much as I do. Something I should mention is this collection is VERY popular and my Sizzix Rep informed me a few days ago some of the items are on back order. I don’t know which ones, so order what you want and we will let you know as soon as we find out.

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

What’s NEW this week from Heartfelt Creations and Sizzix!

March 18th, 2015

Good Morning Scrappers!

Have you seen the Peacock Paisley collection from Heartfelt Creations? It is a rich, detailed oasis of refreshing colors, stamps and dies that ignite creativity. Every piece of this collection is vibrating in bold, creative patterns. I’m hoping your fingers are ready to get inky with fresh daisies and mysterious peacocks. Here is a quick look at this amazing collection!












This photo does not do the colors in this palette justice! The blues and green are so rich and gorgeous!

Sizzix has brand new dies and embossing folders from talented artists like Brenda Walton and Pete Hughes. First let’s look at some of the dies from Brenda Walton’s Favorite Things collection:









New Sizzix designer Pete Hughes has debuted with his Elegance collection. Here are few of the dies:









Sizzix also has some great new accessories for your Big Shot machine. Look at the fun colors these Cutting Pads come in! What a great idea. Everyone I talked to LOVES how you can find them on your craft table now! They come in three colors: grape, mint and watermelon. We have all three colors in stock, so order soon so you don’t have to wait!









Then we have Die Brush & Foam Pad, Precision Base Plate and the Extended Magnetic Platform!








The Precision Base Plate was featured in another blog post last month. Here is the youtube video in case you missed it:



Tomorrow I will do a special post on Jen Long’s Hello Love collection, featuring her fabulous Fold-a-long Cards and Centers and Interchangeable Stamp sets!

Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner



Paper bag handmade card using Graphic 45

March 18th, 2015

Hello! I hope you all are having a great week! Today for Cut At Home I’d like to share a paper bag card, which I will be giving with a gift card for a present.

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For the first time I made a paper bag card. I’ve chosen the stunning Graphic 45 papers. I used Sweet Sentiments and Home Sweet Home paper pads.

I am using the Celebrate It brand from Michael’s, but any brand will work. The bag I am using measures 4 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 8 5/8. You may just need to adjust your mat sizes, if you’re using a different brand. These bags come in several sizes and colors. I’ve selected the Kraft. I first cut 3/4″ off the top of the bag to give myself a clean, straight edge. Using the stylus from my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Paper Shaping Kit, I scored the bag where the fold meets the bag. I ran my stylus down my scoreboard, giving myself a nice crease which will make it easy to fold.

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I added tape to the flap of the card which will form my pocket. I also added the Angel Craft Tape to each side of the bag.

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I added my cardstock mats (see measurements below), using Angel Craft Tape in 1/4″. After adding both my cardstock, then my patterned paper to the top of that, I then sealed my ‘pocket’ closed.

Using a Graphic 45 Large Tag Album, I cut it down to approximately 5 1/2″ tall, added a beautiful satin ribbon bow to the top of the tag.

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To the front of my card I added a mat. I used a cardstock piece I had left over from a Graphic 45 mixed media box…it was the perfect color. I cut about 1″ from the side to fit in the pocket. I added a beautiful “Happy birthday” sentiment from the JustRight Stampers set. I also used the same stamp set for the back of the card, which says “Just for you”.  I adorned the front with a couple of flowers, pearl trim, leaves, and rosebuds, along with a cut apart from the G45 paper to finish it.

I then adhered a gift card to the cardstock mat, and will add my greeting to the tag.

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I had so much fun making this beautiful card, and I know that my sister will love it. I will definitely be making more of these paper bag cards in the future.

Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to see a step by step of this card process, please click on the video below.

Cardstock mat front of card: (1) 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Cardstock mat front flap of card: (1) 4 1/2 x 2 3/4
Cardstock mat back of card: (1) 5 1/4 x 4 1/2
Patterned paper mat front of card: (1) 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Patterned paper mat front flap of card: (1) 4 1/4 x 2 1/2
Patterned paper mat back of card: (1) 5 x 4 1/4

Products used:
Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home
12×12 paper pad: SKU:4501077
6×6 paper pad: SKU:4501075
Sweet Sentiments 8×8: SKU:4500808 (discontinued)
Large Tag Album: SKU:4500626
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU:HCST1-401 (back ordered until April)
Angel Craft
Tape 1/2″: SKU:ACT1412
Tape 1/4″: SKU:ACT1414
JustRite Stampers Spring Wishes:  SKU:CR-02121

Products from my stash: paper trimmer, scoreboard, flowers, pearl trim, leaves, stamens, versafine black ink, satin ribbon, ruler, bone folder.

You can also find me at:


SpellbindersSizzixTim HoltzHeartfelt CreationsGraphic 45Silhouette AmericaElizabeth Craft DesignsMagnolia StampsSpectrum NoirJustRite Stampers