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Using Faber-Castell Gelatos with Background Stamps

June 17th, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Today I want to share a technique for using Faber Castell Gelatos with background stamps.  Of course when you begin a project with an awesome Penny Black background stamp paired with Faber Castell Gelatos, you just can’t miss!   Using Gelatos with a background stamp is really very easy.  First step is to select the background stamp.  For my samples I used Penny Black background stamps — “Star Ivy” and “Bed of Roses“.  Both are beautiful stamps and will easily cover a layer for an A2 card (4.25″ x 5.5″).  The next step is to select the Gelato colors that you want to

Accordion Folded Cards

October 18th, 2013 | by Patti Senter

Using simple folds you can create a card with lots of interest for the recipient.   Start with a card base of 5 1/2″x12″. Score it at 1 3/8″ – 2 3/4″ – 5 1/4″ – 7 3/4″.  Crease your score lines creating mountain and valley folds. I fussy cut a Reindeer from the Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Collection to become the focal point of the first fold of my card.  By lining the left edge with the edge of the card and extending the right side over the fold you’ll have a card that pops out at you from the

Just Because Card Idea With Spellbinders

June 13th, 2013 | by Cut@Home

I wanted to make a Just because Card Idea with Spellbinders this time, just because.  I really love the dies from Spellbinders and QuicKutz and I have used them a few times in my Blogs but I just could not resist using them again.  I love how simple and east this card is to make and with little product as well.  I used a warm color red for my card stock and then a piece of scrap paper from my other designs.  Then I used Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One as well as QuicKutz, Nesting Flowers die to finish off my card.  This card is

Marianne Design Butterfly Card

April 3rd, 2013 | by Cut@Home

Spring is FINALLY showing its face here in Utah, and to go along with the warming weather, I wanted to share my Marianne Design butterfly card that I made to celebrate! I can never get enough butterfly dies and this one is gorgeous! I also like how big it is. It really pops on a card or layout.             I also really liked the Blossom embossing folder by Crafts Too, and it worked really well with the butterfly. I ran my A2 card through the folder first, then took my ink pad and lightly ran it over the embossed area to help

A Note For You A2 Card!

March 6th, 2013 | by Cut@Home

Everyone likes getting something in the mail box, so I made this “A Note For You” A2 card for someone I know who could use a special note. I totally love the blue and brown color combo in the Authentique Hope 6×6 paper pad, not to mention the elegant patterns! Hope includes twenty-six doublesided sheets of reduced designs with two solids. The Hope collection is in an elegant color palette suited to the splendor of the Easter holiday printed on a special textured finish akin to the weave of an Easter basket. The feelings of renewal with a nostalgic design pattern

Quick Handmade Invitation Idea

January 25th, 2013 | by Doug and Heather

If you have an event coming up that you are going to need invitations for, skip going to the store because here is a quick handmade invitation idea that you can use. Heather was asked to make the invitations for “New Beginnings” in our ward and so we had to come up with an idea that we could get done in a night so we grabbed  our vellum and printed the invite on it and then just backed it with some cute paper. The theme of the year is “Up” and so we looked in our paper stash and found

Create Your Own Envelopes With The Scor-Envi!

November 7th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

If you are an avid card maker, you will really appreciate being able to create your own envelopes with the Scor-Envi from Scor-Pal! This little gadget is awesome, and it works right along with the Scor-Pal V.3 as shown in the photo. The Scor-Envi is designed to be used with the latest version of the Scor-Pal (inch version) and helps you to create 12 different size envelopes including the most used A2 envelope and lots of square envelopes too. A chart is printed on the tool for handy guidance. If you like to do embossed grids and diagonal scoring patterns this

Make a wish with Spellbinders Up, Up and Away

September 7th, 2012 | by Doug and Heather

Make a wish with Spellbinders Up, Up and Away. This set includes the hot air balloon that you see here but it also has a kite, balloon, flag, and a paper airplane. I love the size of the die cuts because they work great for both cards as well as full page layouts. I started out by cutting the balloon out but because of the pattern on the paper I couldn’t see the embossed design, so I cut out three more balloons and cut parts of them out and glued them on. This is so easy to do and creates a

Sizzix Pop N Cuts Tray vs Movers & Shapers Trays

July 11th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

What is the difference between Sizzix Pop N Cuts Tray vs Movers & Shapers Base Tray & Movers & Shapers XL Tray? They may seem like they would work the same, but they do not. Allow me to explain. First of all, you can view each of the trays by clicking on each item. 657802 Pop N Cuts XL Card Horizontal A2 w Circle Label Base Tray Kit 657007 Movers & Shapers L Base Tray 654780 Movers & Shapers XL Card Horizontal A2 & Four Window Panes Kit #1 (This is the tray shown in video and photo) Although you CAN use Movers &

Cuttlebug V2 Die Cutting Machine From Provo Craft

August 4th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

I thought that I would take today’s blog to spotlight one of my favorite little machines! Provo Craft Cuttlebug V2!  This machine is very similar to the older version which it replaced. It has the same sleek design and works the same as the older model, however, Provo Craft says it is more durable with its stronger outer casing and metal handle. It has an easy carrying handle making it very portable. This little guy is a worker! It is the smallest machine I have, but definitely the most used! It is very user friendly and is great to take to

Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamps With Coordinating Spellibinders Dies!

August 2nd, 2011 | by Cut@Home

I love when I receive goodies in the mail, don’t you? So you understand when I tell you that I was delighted to receive card samples from some of the talented designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle without knowing they were coming! I mean, one handmade card is fun, but 7 at once is way more than I get for my birthday! Wow! All of the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets that we carry have a sticky cushioned backing. All you have to do is place them on an acrylic block (sold separately) and stamp away! Sparkle N Sprinkle have partnered with

New Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lace Border Die!

July 15th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

I am so thrilled to introduce the Decorative Lace Border Die! It is a custom Heartfelt Creations Die manufactured by Spellbinders. This die coordinates with the Wedding Collection stamps. This die has more intricate details, so if you have a “loose” machine, you will have to cut a couple times. You will need to run it through your machine and cut once and then turn it 90 degrees and cut again. I actually ran it 3-4 times through my Cuttlebug Machine then turned it before running it through 3-4 more times just to make sure! It is well worth the extra

Provo Craft-Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Folders

July 1st, 2011 | by Cut@Home

It has been a while since we blogged about the Provo Craft-Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Folders, however, several of you have been wondering about how to use them in your Cuttlebug Machines, so I am going to review for you! They do take a bit to get used to! The most important thing to remember before beginning is to remove the cardboard backing by removing the two green tabs at the top! DO NOT TRY RUNNING THE FOLDER THROUGH YOUR MACHINE BEFORE DOING THIS! You could break your plates or your machine! Once these are removed,  you can take the

Spellbinders Borderabilities Dies!

June 29th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

I appreciate when customers email with questions concerning products that I can use on our Blog! One of our customers asked today for ideas using Spellbinders Borderabilities Dies. She also asked if she could use the 12″ Borderabilities Grand in her Cuttlebug Machine even though she did not have the Extended Cutting Mats. Yes!  You can use the 12″  Grand Dies with standard plates if you are just needing a portion for a card or something short! Just make sure that you don’t bend the die where it is hanging over the edge! If you do have the extended plates, you can

Heartfelt Creations Wedding Collection!

June 21st, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Okay ladies and gents, I finally had a chance to play with the new Heartfelt Creations Wedding Collection Stamp Sets! I just can’t get over the incredible detail that their artists put into them! They are so beautiful! These cling stamps are so easy to use with any acrylic block! I am a bit behind in scrapbooking my daughter’s wedding, so I took the opportunity to use these gorgeous stamps to create a layout of her wedding day! I used Bella Rose Wedding, Wedding Sentiments and Bella Rose Heart. I cut the scalloped piece from the DCWV Linen Closet Paper Stack

Announcing Basic Grey’s New Arrival!

June 17th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Our newest little 6 x 6 Paper Pads from Basic Grey have arrived! We would like to introduce Oxford and Out of Print to our store! We are so excited to show them to you! I know that you card makers will oogle over them! You will want to include them in your Paper Pad family! Oxford is one you all you smarty-pants can dive into and elevate your I.Q. This collection contains eighteen double sided papers, 36 total, in a 6×6 paper pad on 65# paper. The papers included are: Ivy League, Spring Formal, Frat House, Rowing,

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders And Heartfelt Creations Stamps!

June 9th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Sometimes I feel guilty that I have so much stuff that I don’t use! Yet I keep purchasing more! Its just that the manufacturers keep coming up with such great products! Yesterday I told you about the new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders from Provo Craft, so I took the Rebecca home with me last night to play with! Love it! I also used stamps from the new Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose Collection! By the time I got home from work, my frantic weekend traveling to and from San Francisco (almost 24 total hours in the truck in less than 48 hours)  had

New Wedding Collection From Heartfelt Creations!

June 8th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

The Heartfelt Creations Wedding Collection features 7 new PreCut Sets and a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, manufactured by Spellbinders. With this collection, you will achieve lovely cards for all the weddings you will be attending this summer. You are not  limited to just wedding, you can create sweetheart, friend, and all occasion cards, especially with the new Vintage Lace die and stamp in this collection, the sky’s the limit! Can you just imagine wedding or prom layouts using these stamps? Incredible! We are delighted that some of the images in this collection coordinate with the recently released Bella Rose Die, adding

We Have New Cuttlebug Embossing Folders In Stock!

June 7th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Just arrived! Six brand new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders from Provo Craft! Whoo Hoo! They are gorgeous! Three come in A2 size and three are 5 x7! I am so excited to put these to work embossing cards! We have these in stock ready to ship to you! Musical FlourishA2 Embossing Folder is just perfect for the music lover! Rebecca A2 Embossing Folder is beautiful with scrolls in all four corners! Great for any occasion! Tiffany A2 Embossing Folder is totally upper class for wedding cards or invitations! Keyboard 5 x 7 Embossing Folder is absolutely stylin’ for a teenage musician! Great for recital invitations! Mary

More My Minds Eye Fun!

May 31st, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Okay, so some days I feel like I am surrounded by women having babies! There always seems to be someone having a baby, which is a wonderful thing, but I just can’t get caught up with baby gifts and cards! So, I decided over the weekend that I was going to mass produce so I could breath easy for a minute! Thank goodness for My Minds Eye Lime Twist Paper Pads! I was able to mass produce with slightly different looks! For the It’s a Girl A2 cards I used MME Happy Go Lucky Paper Pad and Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio

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