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Darice Embossing Folders and Letterpress Technique

June 2nd, 2014 | by Polly Zastawnik

Today I wanted to try a technique using Darice embossing folders and letterpress technique. I saw this technique from Spellbinders and wanted to give it a try. You use your embossing folders and ink pads to create a kind of letterpress look with your embossing folders. Before I get started here is a list of the products that I used which are available at the Cut at Home website. Darice Scrolls Embossing Folder – SKU: 1215-49 Darice Dot Embossing Folder – SKU:1217-67 Sizzix Framelits Die Set, Banners Pennant Scallop – SKU: 657571 Silhouette America, Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T Sizzix Big Shot – SKU:


Red-White-and-Blue Scrapbook Page featuring Pan Pastels

May 20th, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Memorial Day and Memorial Day Weekend are fast approaching, and that inspired me to create a red-white-and-blue scrapbook page featuring a couple of relatives and Pan Pastels.  I just love Pan Pastels.  They are so easy to use and so addictive!  It is always fun finding new ways to use them. I started this project with a couple of favorite family photos — some vintage pics of our men in uniform.  I wanted to make a patriotic page, but didn’t have quite the right paper for it.  While looking for something else, I came across the star metal stencil and I knew immediately how


A Gilded Life for Mothers’ Day

May 6th, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Today I have some special projects for Mothers’ Day featuring A Gilded Life products by Spellbinders.  Wow!  How cool are these products?  This Mothers’ Day treat your Mom like the Queen she is.  Make her a crown as a tangible reminder of her “royalty” and top it off with a lovely medallion.  Both projects are super easy, but no one would suspect.  (We won’t tell . . .promise.)   For the medallion — Spellbinders makes this so easy!  Probably the hardest part is selection of a medallion (or bezel) to work with.  There are so many pretty choices in the A Gilded


Card Making: Spellbinders Embossed Window Cards

April 7th, 2014 | by Polly Zastawnik

Today I made a couple of window cards for Easter. both cards are embossed window cards. Below are a list of supplies that I used for the cards. For the first card I used the following supplies that are available at Cut at Home. Crafts Too Embossing Folder, Invitation – SKU: CTFD3052 Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425 Magnolia Rubber Stamps, Exclusive Easter Egg – SKU: 102005-1 Supplies used from my stash, Hazel and Ruby Scalloped Away Decorative tape, Ribbon, Gems, Bazzill card stock, Smooch paint and TPC Studio Sunny Bunny clear stamps. I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base that I made, then


Sizzix Umbrella 3-D Die and Big Shot Machine Product Review

March 25th, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Today my post is a little different — first I want to show you a fun Sizzix 3-D Umbrella die, and then I want to do a “product review” of the Sizzix Big Shot.  It is finally Spring (although you can’t tell it by the weather), and wedding season will soon be upon us.   The umbrella die is a perfect accessory for bridal showers or weddings, and is also versatile enough to be used for almost any other purpose.   The umbrellas are just so easy to make using this Sizzix Bigz die.  All it takes is one pass through the Big


Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Card and Gift Bag

March 24th, 2014 | by Polly Zastawnik

Today I made a Graphic 45 Botanical Tea card and gift bag for a dear friend of mine, she really loves tea and tea pots, so when Graphic 45 released Botanical Tea I just had to get her a set of the stamps, what better way to give her the stamps but to make her a card and gift bag. Here is a list of the supplies that I used which are available on the Cut at Home website. Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425, these are a new release. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, small – SKU: S4-113 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12 x


Echo Park St. Patrick’s Day Cards

March 7th, 2014 | by Crystal Thompson

My Echo Park St. Patrick’s Day cards were pretty much completely made from the Echo Park St Patrick’s Day Mini Theme Collection. This mini theme collection kit is just the right amount of St. Patrick’s day items to make a 6 scrapbook pages or numerous cards. With St. Patty’s fast approaching I have made this set of cards using this collection and a foil over technique to color my shamrocks. Start with cutting 2 of the journaling cards included in the kit to use as my background image. Next, using one of the 12×12 double sided papers I used the Silhouette Cameo


St. Patrick’s Day Frame Using Spellbinders Card Creator Dies!

March 5th, 2014 | by Cut@Home

I don’t have many St. Patrick’s Day decorations, so I made this fun St. Patrick’s Day Frame Using Spellbinders Card Creator Dies and Echo Park St Patrick’s Day Sticker Accents.  Simple but fun.                       I started with a wood frame that I picked up from one of our local craft stores.  I sanded the rough spots down, inked the edges of the frame with an ink dauber traced and cut the pattern paper, inked the edges, and applied Scor-Tape to the frame, then carefully laid the paper over the top. That was the hardest part of the whole project because I had


Tiny Gift Jar Boxes

February 20th, 2014 | by Patti Senter

A couple of days ago Christmas arrived again at my house, I received a box of goodies from the Cut at Home store!  Nothing makes an addicted crafter happier than pawing through a box of surprise goodness!  Inside I found a bundle which made these cute little jar boxes.  I love the idea of filling the little box with either a gift card like I show in the one or a couple of bags of tea like I’ve put in the other. The Sizzix  Bigz Score Boards Food Jar die comes complete with the darling jar, spoon and box to hold a


Majestic Blooms Birthday Card

February 14th, 2014 | by Crystal Thompson

Howdy! Today I am working with DCWC Blossom Song Stack to create my Majestic Blooms birthday card utilizing a minimum amount of products. Who doesn’t love simplicity and a fast project? To start I selected 4 sheets from the stack. For the background I am a using a plaid sheet, trimming it and placing in my Silhouette Cameo to write “Happy Birthday” with the Silhouette Sketch Pens in Glitter Green.   Next, I embossed the same piece of card stock with Darice “Swirls” using my Cuttlebug. Now you have your “base layer ready”. Now for the details, using the Silhouette Cameo I proceeded


Delicate Doilies-Bright and Beautiful

February 7th, 2014 | by Crystal Thompson

Nothing says beautiful like a Delicate Doilies from Spellbinders. This die-cut set has been begging to be used and this week I am giving them the main focus. The following project had me using my Cuttlebug more than I have in the last couple weeks. Here is the large doilie I used on the cuttlebug. My selection of paper is from Heartfelt Creations :Majestic Morning. I chose this paper pack because it has bright colors already color coordinated and with one 12×12 sheet I got 4 colors to use on this lovely project.   Once my doilies were cut, I used Marianne Designs:


Red Dress Card

February 5th, 2014 | by Cheryl Harwick

Friday is “red dress” day, and I wanted to make a Red Dress Card as a reminder of the importance of women’s heart health.  Heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women!  It is often a silent killer (our symptoms are quite different from those that men experience).  Heart disease kills 1 in 3 women!  So, can I ask you to do three simple things?  First, talk to your doctor about your heart health and ways to maintain and/or improve it.  Second, remind other women of this silent killer and urge them to take steps to reduce their risk factors.  Finally, wear


Filigree Cards

January 30th, 2014 | by Patti Senter

Do you ever have that crafty time where your mind just seems to be blank and you’re searching for inspiration and ideas? That’s what I was like this week before I came up with my filigree cards.  It was like there just weren’t any crafty thoughts swirling around upstairs.  I decided I really liked the look of little bits and pieces on cards and maybe I should do that.  It would be great to have lots of things to choose from as I assembled my cards.  I got out all my Spellbinders dies that had flourishes and filigrees and swirls


Sizzix CHA 2014 Booth!

January 22nd, 2014 | by Cut@Home

I am finally back to continue our tour, and today features Sizzix CHA 2014 booth! Oh my goodness, there was SO much to see there! To be quite honest, I’m not sure I got everything, because there was so much to see! If you like Sizzix, you will LOVE all of the new products that they will be coming out with over the next year! This is your sneak peek to make notes of all the things you see here for your wish list.           I know I was able to get shots of Brenda Walton, Stephanie Barnard, Lori Whitlock and Susan’s


Tim Holtz at CHA 2014!

January 17th, 2014 | by Cut@Home

One of the highlights of my trip last week was seeing Tim Holtz at CHA 2014! If you have never met him, let me tell ya, he has so much energy! I don’t know how he does it. He runs all over the show doing demos at several booths, meets with vendors and retailers, and still takes the time to answer questions and allows you grab a photo with him! He really knows how to do his P.R. and make you feel at ease.                   I also want to share photos of some of his new dies and Textured Impressions pending release


Heartfelt Creations Burnish Key Stamp and die

January 12th, 2014 | by Polly Zastawnik

Hi everyone, here is a card that I created using the Heartfelt Creations Burnish Key stamp and die and a resist embossing technique. I love the versatility of this stamp and die, the card that I created can be used for many different events, a birthday, wedding, congratulations, even Valentine’s day! Here is a list of the products that I used that can be found at CutatHome: HCD 741 – Heartfelt Creations Burnished Key Die HCPC 3569 – Heartfelt Creations Floral Doorway & Latch Pre-cut rubber stamp set TIM21407 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Aged Mahogany TIM21407 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Walnut


Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 5!

January 10th, 2014 | by Cut@Home

We made it! Welcome to Day 5, the last day of Spellbinders‘ Diamond Anniversary Sneak Peek. They couldn’t end the final day of the Sneak Peek with anything short of amazing. So here goes… First, they are showcasing the Gold Labels One (S4-423), an Enhancing Elements set from their popular Nestabilities line. This is an another expansion for your Labels One die templates. These are ground breaking dies that cut, emboss, stencil and deboss, giving you the ability to cut and create in multiple layers with a single die template! WOW!                     Approx. Measurements 1:  1?” (Inset) 2:  1?” (Inset) 3:  2?” (Inset) 4:  2?” (Inset) 5:  3?”


Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 3!

January 9th, 2014 | by Cut@Home

Welcome to Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary Sneak Peek Day 3! We’re mixing things up today with video! In step by step video tutorials both of our featured designers walk you through creating your own lovely project. Just click on each designers name to be directed to their individual blog to watch their video tutorial. The theme for today’s new products is small but mighty! Why? Because good things still come in small packages! This year we are introducing a smaller 3D M-Bossabilities™ Folders with the Ornate Labels One (E3DS-004).                     Approx. Measurements 4¼ x 5½”     Designer Linda Duke has created two stunning cards displaying this 3D


Another Nice Mess!

December 26th, 2013 | by Patti Senter

Here’s a great card for those guys that have birthdays coming up.  Using Deep Red‘s cling stamps, Birthday Rx and Laurel and Hardy Nice Mess, you can quickly put together this masculine birthday card for all those birthday boys on your list.              Create your card using a standard A2 size card base (when folded it will measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  Mat decorative paper with a solid mat to help it pop, here I used the plaid with a black mat.  Add a narrow strip of black about an inch from the bottom of the mats,



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