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“Toadally” Easy Layout Using Silhouette Cameo!

October 31st, 2012 | by Cut@Home

I love scrapbooking, but I must love taking pictures more, because I have literally HUNDREDS of photos still waiting to be put on pages, which makes this “Toadally” easy layout using the Silhouette Cameo wonderful, since I just don’t have the time to create fancy pages all of the time. I mean, who really does? Maybe a feature page once in a while, but heck, I would rather have my photos in books where the memories can be looked at instead of tucked away unnoticed in a box somewhere! If you are in the same boat as I am, then I

Amazingly Sleek, Smaller Silhouette Portrait!

October 17th, 2012 | by Cut@Home

We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest electronic cutting tool—the amazingly sleek, smaller Silhouette Portrait™. The Portrait is a smaller, lighter version of the popular Silhouette CAMEO®. But, while it’s smaller in size, the Portrait is feature-rich. The Silhouette Portrait™ has the same motor and cutting mechanism as the CAMEO, yet the entire unit weighs only 3.5 pounds. The Portrait can cut all the same types of materials that the CAMEO can (including all Silhouette branded materials) and includes a cutting mat that will accept Letter (8.5 in x 11 in) and A4 sized sheet goods.

How To Use Spellbinders and Quickutz Dies In The Vagabond!

July 23rd, 2012 | by Cut@Home

Okay, so I have been asked many times if you can use wafer thin dies in the Sizzix Vagabond machine by Tim Holtz and the answer is YES! So we have two videos on how to use Spellbinders and Quickutz dies in the Vagabond along with other popular wafer thin dies! You will need to purchase item #657160 Sizzix Solo Wafer Thin Die Adapter to be able to cut wafer thin dies in the Vagabond machine. You can find the Solo Platform & Shim HERE. To emboss Spellbinders dies you will need either the #W-023 Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mats or #404 No More

Silhouette Cameo Die Cutting Machine Update!

October 14th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Wow! We have gotten an absolutely phenomenal response in pre-orders for the Silhouette Cameo! We have filled our first scheduled shipment coming in next week and are currently filling the second shipment scheduled for the first week in November! That is awesome! I am so excited to get this machine in! I got to see it at CHA in July and I was really impressed with the size and its capabilities! It is really a fabulous machine! I was really impressed with the capability to make your own paper lace for scrapbooking as well as the larger size for vinyl decor.

Silhouette Cameo For Paper Crafting And Vinyl Cutting!

October 12th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Are you ready for this? We are busy getting ready for our first shipment of Silhouette Cameo’s from Silhouette America to arrive! They will be shipping to us the end of this week-beginning of next. If you haven’t got your pre-order in, you will want to order right away because Pre-orders ship first! We are so excited for this machine as it is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric

Making Memories Slice Machine Tips!

August 8th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

I get a lot of questions about the Making Memories Slice Machines from customers, so I thought that it may be helpful for you if I put some of the most commonly asked questions and answers in the Blog today. I hope that this will be informative for those who are looking to buy one of these machines and for those who own one, but have questions! The most frequently asked question comes from our wonderful International customers!  They want to know if they can buy the Slice Machines from the US even though there are machines made specifically for 220v

QuicKutz Tropical Splash Collection!

July 28th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Today I would like to introduce the QuicKutz Tropical Splash Collection if you haven’t seen it already! Perfect for summer layouts, party invitations, and even party favors! There is so much you can create with this fun collection! There is a variety of sizes in this collection from 2 x 2 wafer dies to 12″ cookie cutter dies. The darling Tiki Alphabet is on a 4 x 8 plate with letters measuring approximately 1/2″ tall. If you are planning a summer party or luau you can create your own Drink Umbrellas, Lantern, and even a Lei or two (or 50!). My family

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

Ideas Using the New QuicKutz Dies!

July 5th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

The new QuicKutz dies are out and are a big hit! If you have a party in your plans, you should really consider some of these new dies! I decided to take a few minutes and play with a couple over the weekend! My neighbor’s birthday is the 4th of July. I was out of town for most of the weekend, but when I got back I wanted to give her a little something! I used the Gift Bag Cookie Cutter die, cutting it out with my Epic Six Tool. I stuck a flower and a button on the front, some

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

Using Spellbinders Dies With Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine

May 25th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Many customers who have purchased the Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine have inquired how to use the Spellbinders Dies with that particular machine. I am happy to say that  Customer Support at Sizzix was gracious enough to spend time with me explaining the sandwich formulas needed to cut and emboss Spellbinders Dies! We want to express our thanks to them for being patient and helping us help you! The embossing formula is also the same for Sizzix, Provocraft or Quickutz embossing folders! The following sandwich formulas are listed from the bottom up: Cutting Sizzix Solo Platform-657155 (sold as a pair with the Sizzix Solo

Better Layouts With Borders!

May 18th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

If you are a scrapbooker you already know that borders are a wonderfully quick and easy way to embellish your pages! Well, we have a  border die from Quickutz on sale for those Easter and layouts that you are planning to do! Quickutz Easter Egg Border is a 12″ border dies that is perfect for layouts! It can be cut down to shorter lengths for smaller layouts or cards (think ahead)! On sale for the amazingly low price of $8.99 from the Retail Price of $24.99! This is a steal of a deal! It can be used in the Quickutz , Epic

Mothers Love Roses!

May 4th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

It is crunch time to get you gifts done for Mother’s Day if you haven’t already! Here’s an idea for a card box if your mom likes cards, but needs a place to store them, or you can fill the box with pre-made cards for her to use when needed! Of course I used roses, because that is what mom’s like! Right? The paper I used for my tin box  is the Rustic Paper Stack from DCWV ( It is an exclusive to JoAnn Stores), and the Shimmer Stack for the roses. To cut the roses I used QuicKutz Roses die.

New QuicKutz Whirlpool Alphabet!

March 29th, 2011 | by Cut@Home

Today I want to show you the adorable new QuicKutz Whirlpool Alphabet! I have a weakness for swirls! The more swirly the better as far as I am concerned! This alphabet is so dang cute! You get 65 dies in upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation! The letters are approximately 1″ tall and come in strands held together with the tiny tabs that I mentioned yesterday with the Blue Sky Alphabet. This is the same with the new Carousel and Handmade Alphabets. I used my Cuttlebug with my extended 6 x 13″ Cutting Mats to cut a bunch

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