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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Tag using Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz!

April 15th, 2015

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I’d like to share a tag with you today.

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For my base I’ve used Graphic 45’s Large Tag Album. This is a sturdy piece of Kraft cardstock (comes in black as well) with a grommet already attached.

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I’m using Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper Wallflower. This is my favorite paper from Tim Holtz (it comes in vellum also).

Using my tag as a guide, I traced around the image on the paper I want on my tag. I traced it twice, once for the front & once for the back. I then traced in the center of the grommet and using a 1/2″ EK Success circle punch, I centered that over my traced circle & punch it out. This will allow it to perfectly fit over the hole on the tag, allowing the grommet to show through.

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Using Angel Craft Podge, I use the attached brush applicator & covered the entire piece of paper, then adhered it to my tag. This is a very easy to use adhesive, and very strong! After adhering both the front and back side of the tag, I edged the entire tag in Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I’m ready to decorate it.

Using a Julie Nutting stamp from Prima, I inked her up with black Staz-on ink on Ranger Water-color paper.

I’ve colored the image with my new Tim Holtz Distress markers (colors listed below).

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I stamped out her dress on some coordinating paper from the same collection, then adding a little bit of shading with the markers. After fussy-cutting out her dress and headband, I added her onto the stamped image. I then cut the entire thing out. After cutting out my image, I used a Black Soot distress marker to go around all the edges of my image, giving it a finished look.

Using Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit I made a handmade flower from the same paper collection.

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I love to make my own flowers, this way you can match anything you’re working on. For my die I used Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Die. I cut out all the petals with my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a beautiful Floral Flourish (design #37429) and added that to my tag. I also added my colored image, adhering it to chipboard beforehand. I added my beautiful handmade flower, along with several Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I also added a few leaves all using hot glue.

Using a beautiful stamp from JustRite Stampers Whisper of Wings, I stamped my sentiment then cut it from a Spellbinders Label Fortys die, using my Big Shot. I also backed it with chipboard then adhered it with Angel Craft Tape.

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To finish off my tag, I added some beautiful satin ribbon to the top. Please click on the video below to see the process of how this came together.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed my project share with you!!

Distress Markers used:
Skin: Antique Linen
Cheeks: Worn Lipstick
Hair: Wild Honey & Vintage Photo
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Dress & Headband: Old Paper

Products used:
Angel Craft Podge: SKU:ACP6SG
Angel Craft Tape: SKU:ACT1414
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU:657900
Sizzix Cutting Pads Mint: SKU:660522
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album: SKU:4500626
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU:HCST1-401
Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper stash Wallflower: SKU:TH93110
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: SKU:TIM19527
Tim Holtz Distress Markers: SKU:TDMK39082
Spellbinders Labels Forty die: SKU:S4-465
JustRite Stampers Whisper of Wings stamp set: SKU:CR-02149

Products from my stash: Prima Julie Nutting Stamp, Staz-on Black Ink, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, ribbon, Ranger Water-color paper, heat gun, hot glue, Versafine black ink.

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Baby Album featuring Graphic 45, Angel Craft Podge and Marianne Dies

April 14th, 2015

Today I have a fun baby album to share with you.  It is a cute “binder book” by Maya Road featuring papers by Graphic 45, the Precious Memories collection, dies by Marianne Designs and held together by Angel Craft Podge.  A very quick and very simple project!


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So I started with a plain chipboard album from Maya Road.  I love the idea of a binder with chipboard pages.  It is the perfect thing to hold up to lots of use as a Grandma’s brag book.  To get ready for the paper, I painted around the edges of the album and each of the pages with some Tim Holtz Distress paint in Antique Linen.  Antique Linen was the best match with the paper I intended to use and I just so convenient to use.  I like the dabber top distress paints for use on chipboard, etc. because they release plenty of paint to cover the surface, but not so much that you have to wait a long time for it to dry.

My next step was to measure the album and the pages, and cut the Graphic 45 paper.  The Graphic 45 paper that I used was from the Precious Memories collection.  The floral pattern that I featured is called “Baby’s Breath”.  You’ll need at least six sheets for an album like this.  It was very easy to measure and cut all of the pieces needed to cover the album and pages — everything is pretty much square or rectangle.   Two of the corners on each page need to be rounded in order to match the album.

Attaching the paper to the chipboard was super easy.  I used the Angel Craft Podge for this.  What a terrific product!  It has a nice thin consistency which makes it easy to use; the built-in brush works well to add the podge to the paper; and best of all it is low odor so the product doesn’t drive you out of the house.  It was so easy, and the podge dried quickly so I could continue my project with hardly any down-time.

I wanted to use some cardstock frames and some little chipboard shapes to decorate the inside pages, but didn’t want to permanently attach the at this time.  Little Scarlett Claire isn’t born yet so there aren’t any photos.  My personal preference is to create an album around the pictures rather than to create an album and force the pictures to fit.  I prepared four “temporary” pages so that you can see what I have in mind.  (Temporary just means that I attached the elements using removable double-stick tape.)   Here are pictures of the sample pages —

page 1  page 2

page 3  page 4

My last task was to decorate the binder.  First I added the lace at each side of the spine to hide the paper joins.  I cut the lace long enough that it would wrap around to the inside and fix a similar problem there.  The lace was attached using the Angel Craft Podge (outside first, then when it was dry I stretched the lace to the inside).  I added the ribbon first, and then the doily.  The ribbon is just tied in place, although the heart-shaped trinket pin also helps to keep it in shape; the doily was attached with Angel Craft Podge.  I cut the word “baby” using a Marianne Designs die and a sheet of paper from the Precious Memories 6×6 paper pack.   I attached the word to the doily using the podge.  The smaller flowers were attached with Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive, and the larger stem was attached using Angel Craft 1/4″ adhesive.  Here is another view of the finished binder —


Be sure to watch the short video for additional information on how I assembled the mini-album.  I also have a tip for creating custom colors of ribbon using your ink pads (how cool is that??).

Next time you do a project with chipboard, etc. I highly recommend that you try the Angel Craft Podge.  It worked really well for me, and I’m sure you would have a great experience with it too.

Supplies available from Cut @ Home:

Graphic 45 Precious Memories cardstock (12 x 12 and 6×6) (SKU 4501093 and 4501091)

Graphic 45 Precious Memories Tags and Pockets (SKU 4501096)

Angel Craft Podge Semi-Gloss (SKU ACP6SG)

Angel Craft Tape 1/4″ (SKU ACT-1414)

Sizzix Big Shot (SKU 657900)

Marianne Designs Dies:  Lacey Oval and Flower (SKU CR1204); Lace Square and Flower (SKU CR 1203); Lace Circle and Flower (SKU CR 1201)

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen (SKU TIM19497)

Supplies from my stash:  Marianne Designs dies Lace Rectangle and Flower (SKU CF 1202); Scotch quick-dry adhesive; assorted cardstock; May Arts 1-1/2″ sheer white ribbon; Maya Road heart trinket pin; Maya Road chipboard binder; assorted embellishments

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



What’s NEW this week at Cut@Home!

April 14th, 2015

What’s new this week at Cut@Home?

You have probably already heard the buzz about Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes collection. Cheryl featured it last week on her blog. This is a GREAT collection with many uses, especially for the men in our lives!










We have a new selection of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps in full size and mini’s. His last collection has been so popular, we can’t keep them in stock and the manufacturers are constantly back ordered. So if you see one you want — GRAB IT!!









Everyone is talking about Angel Craft Podge! This amazing formula glues, seals, protects and finishes with a nice semi-gloss finish! It even has a brush cap for no mess podging!

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Marianne Design has some new dies for you to look at.








Happy Scrappin’ Everyone!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

Deal of the Week! Spellbinders dies 40% off!

April 13th, 2015

Hi Cut@Homeys!

Are you ready for the Deal of the Week? I know you are!!

The Deal of the Week is 40% off select Spellbinders dies! Time to stock up on papercrafters favorite dies!

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Happy Scrappin!


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner


Cards with JustRite Stampers Burlap Chevron Background Stamp

April 13th, 2015

Hi, Happy Monday. Today I am sharing two quick cards made using the JustRite Stampers Burlap Chevron Background stamp. I love this stamp, it is so versatile! The cards are very different but use the same base pieces. The first card is a baby card that can be used for a baby shower or a welcome new baby. The second card is a “thinking of you” card.


To make the first card start with a 10″ x 7″ piece of gray card stock, score the card stock in half to make a 5″ x 7″ card base. Stamp the chevron stamp on a piece of white card stock using grey ink, I used a Close to My Heart ink called Grey Flannel. Next cut out the chevron stamp image to fit the card base and adhere it to the card. Run a piece of rick-a-rack or ribbon along the edge of the stamped piece and the card base. Finally add a sentiment and any embellishments that you would like. I added a stamped image using the same ink pad as used for the chevron, I cut it out and backed it using the grey card stock and adhered it to the front of the card, I also added some felt elephant embellishements that I had.

Here is a look at the finished card:

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The card turned out really cute!

For the second card I used the same stamp, but this time use a brown ink, I used a Stampin Up ink called Creamy Caramel. For this card use a kraft paper card base, I used a premade 5″ x 7″ card base that I had. Next stamp the image, I stamped it on a shimmery cream colored stock. Adhere the trimmed stamped image onto the card base. Next using the Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds die set cut out the larger die using brown card stock, cut it a second time using kraft paper. Adhere the brown frame onto the card then adhere the kraft paper centers onto the brown frame. Run a piece of tan/brown ribbon along the center of the die cut.

Cut the Spellbinders Blooms one flower dies using a yellow card stock, cut each die onece, cut the middle size flower and additional time. Next enhance the flower petals by adding some distress ink to the edges. I used Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge along with the creamy caramel. I adhered the flower in layers using pop dots in between each layer to give the flower lots of depth. For the finishing touches stamp the sentiment from the Penny Black stamp set “Thinking of You” directly onto the panel of the card with the chevron background. I used Rust Hinge for this.

Finally I added a gem in the center of the flower! Here is a look at the finished card:


These were both nice easy cards to make, but they both look completely different. I was very happy with the finished results.

Here is a list of the products available on the Cut@Home website for purchase:

CL-02169 – JustRite Stampers Burlap Chevron Background Stamp
40-025 – Penny Black Thinking of You stamp set
S2-044 – Spellbinders Blooms One die set
S4-499 – Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds die set (NEW!)
TIM27157 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge


I also used the following items from my stash, the grey and caramel inks, card stock, See D’s Lil Stamps for the sentiment on the baby card and the acrylic cap and flower center on the second card.

I hope that you enjoyed my project today, you will definitely want to get this background stamp it is so awesome, I also am really liking the Contemporary Diamonds die, which is a new product as well.

Till next time,
Thanks and Happy Scrappin

New charity for 2015! The Wounded Warrior Project

April 10th, 2015

Hello All,

Cut@Home has chosen the Wounded Warrior Project for their charity for 2015. I have a special place in my heart for all our service men and women. I was blessed to have my father return without any injuries from serving twenty years in the service. Unlike some, he was fotunate to work the next twenty years at a civilian job before he retired. My brother-in-law was not so lucky. He has had numerous back surgeries and now walks with a cane from being a fighter pilot for the Air Force. But he is walking, so that is something!

Some are not as fortunate as my father and brother-in-law, and they need our help. 100% of all your donations go directly to help our nation’s wounded service men and women so they are not forgotten. Which is the greatest tragedy of all. Because I do the administrating, I don’t charge for gathering the funds and writing the check. Donations are accepted on the check out page.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Thanks for your generosity,


Cut@Home Online Retail Store, Owner

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