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Card Making: Spellbinders Embossed Window Cards

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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.
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I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base that I made, then I did the cutting and embossing, I am sure there is more than one way to accomplish this, I shared mine in the video below.

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After I got my pieces cut and embossed I assembled my card, I stamped the center and embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun, then I colored in highlights with smooch paint. Then I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it. I finished with adding the decorative tape, ribbon and gems.
Here is the finished card:
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I was really happy with the finished result. I also decided to make a second card, this card is much simpler and took considerably less time. Here is a list of the Cut at Home products that I used:
Darice Embossing Folder, Easter Bunny – SKU: 1218-43
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, Small – SKU: S4-113
Echo Park Mini Theme 12 x 12 paper, Hippity Hoppity – SKU: 1218-43
I also used a few things from my stash, I used the scalloped tape again, I also used Queen & Co Pearls and CoreDinations Box of Chocolates card stock.

For this card I embossed the CoreDinations card stock and sanded it with a sanding block, I also cut an additional piece of that card stock 1/4 inch larger and framed the embossed rabbit. For this card I cut out the scalloped window after I embossed the paper and sanded it, it came out fine. I cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park collection, I also cut out a smaller scallop in the patterned paper, I assembled the card, I use a sticker from the collection for inside the scallop and the Easter banner on the top of the card. I added the scalloped tape, ribbon and pearls.
Here is that finished card:
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This card was a quick and easy card to make, but it looks nice and has a lot of interest.
Now I have a start on my cards for Easter, I hope that you enjoyed my projects!
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Until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrapin!
Polly
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Don’t Forget the Envelopes!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

I have a reminder for you today – Don’t forget the envelopes!  Have you ever spent a couple of hours making the most beautiful card to send to a loved one, and hated placing it in a plain white (or ivory) envelope?  I certainly have.  I have a solution for you if you have a few embossing folders (of any size or shape) and a die cutting/embossing machine. Emboss the envelopes!
The picture below shows some of the various sizes and shapes of embossing folders that you may have in your stash, and that will work for embossing envelopes.

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The first folders that I want to show you are the 2×2 folders (approximate size – most are actually 2” x 2.25”, etc.).  These are often sold in sets of four (Cuttlebug and Quickutz sell them this way), or come as a part of a larger set of embossing folders (Sizzix often sells them this way).  You can usually just slide the folder over the lower left side of the envelope either from the bottom or the side.  Sometimes the hinge on these small folders is in the “wrong” place for envelopes, but you can easily correct this by taping the folder together at the bottom, and then cutting it apart at the top fold.  These two photos show some use of some of the smallest embossing folders.  (Note that I added some color to the embossing so it would show up in the photos.  I normally do not do this.)

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Strip embossing folders or borders also work great with envelopes.  Borders that can be used in any direction
(i.e. no writing or top/bottom, etc.) can be used either on the bottom, back flap, or side of the envelope.  Borders
that do have a writing or a design that must go in a specific direction can usually only be used on the bottom of the envelope, or on the back flap.  See the pictures below for examples.

3 way border  two way border

The medium-sized embossing folders also work well for envelopes.  Sometimes you can use the entire folder (as in the “Make a Wish” folder shown in the video), and sometimes you can only use a portion of the folder (as in the “tree” folder shown below – here I used only 1 of 3 trees on the envelop).  For either one, just find the best way to use the folder on the envelope (sometimes you just have to experiment a little).  Note that you can either emboss over the back flap or not (I generally fold it up and do not emboss over it).

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You can also use full-sized embossing folders.  Some are very well suited to this.  Two examples are the knife, fork and spoon by Sizzix, and the corner scrollwork on the Darice folder.

knife fork  corner scroll

Some A-2 folders have a design on just one side, such as the Darice Lighthouse folder.  This also makes a very cute envelope.

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Other A-2 folders incorporate an opening that provides a perfect space to address an envelope.  “Snowflake Banner” from Crafts Too is an example of those designs.

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A-2 sized embossing folders with an all-over design can also be used to decorate a corner or the back flap of an envelope.  You can also use them with the various sets (such as Darice Easy Frames) to create an empty spot that you can use to address the envelope.

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Please see the linked short video for a little more information on how to use/place embossing folders with envelopes.  Just a warning – it’s addictive.  Once you start embossing your envelopes, you’ll never use a plain white (or ivory) envelope again!

Supply List:

Miscellaneous embossing folders of all shapes and sizes – I used a number of folders from my stash including:  “Winter Set”, “Sending Christmas Love Set” and Holiday Damask Set”  by Sizzix; “Thanksgiving” 2×2 folders from Quickutz; “Lighthouse” and “Seasonal 3 Pack” by Darice; and “Snowflake Banner” by Crafts Too.

A2 Envelopes or other desired size

Die cutting/embossing machine – I used my Provo Craft Cuttlebug

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

 

Foil Mothers Day Cards

Friday, May 10th, 2013

We got some foil on our last order and they made such fun and easy Mothers Day cards. If you have forgotten about Mothers Day, first off shame on you, but here is an idea for some last minute ideas for a card. We used Spellbinders #2 foil packs which have 5 different color choices that really work with the Mothers Day feel but you can get them in all sorts of colors and even natural metal colors so check them out. Just start with a background pattern or color and fold your card. Next use some kind of texture folder, we used Spellbinders Framed Lables 18 and Crafts-Two’s Tulip Window. With the blue one we just used it straight as it came out of the folder but on the pink one we lightly sanded the surface which took off the paint on the texture which emphasizes the pattern. One little helpful hint on these just throw a sheet of wax paper between the foil and the folder so it comes out really slick. Add a few stamps on the front and add the bling and you are ready to give to the mothers in your life.

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Well I hope all you mothers have a happy Mothers Day and again I hope this helps all you procrastinators (me included) wish the mothers in your life a happy day.

 

Recipe:

MM1-002: Spellbinders-Foil Pack #2

REN009: Authentique-Renew

E3D-006: Spellbinders 3D M-Bossibilities- Framed Labels 18

CL649: Hero Arts- Remember Your kindness

CG445: Hero Arts- Big Words

CTFD3051: Crafts-Too- Tulip Window

PS-005-00265: DCWV- The Kidlet Stack

TIM34933: Tim Holtz- Peacock Feathers

TIM34995: Tim Holtz- Picked Raspberries

2160: Want2Scrap: Mother of Pearl Rhinestone

2162: Want2Scrap- Lavender pearls

American Crafts- Premium Ribbon

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin!!

Doug and Heather

Getting Ready For Mother’s Day!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

It is the end of April already and we are busy getting ready for Mother’s Day! Our designers are getting projects made to give you ideas and we have tons of products available to help you with your projects or even give as gifts for mom.

If you don’t have anything specific in mind, you can go to our Mother’s Day category HERE to find items that are geared specifically toward mothers.

If you are looking for the latest products, look in NEW PRODUCTS under each of the main categories.

We have just brought on dies from Die-Versions and Cottage Cutz! Of course, Spellbinders, Sizzix and Quickutz are always popular gifts for the creative mom.

New stamps have just been released from JustRite Stampers and Heartfelt Creations!

Don’t forget that your crafty mom will need paper from DCWV, Graphic 45, Trimcraft, Authentique, & Bo Bunny.

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Embossing Folders from Provo Craft, Crafts Too, Darice & Sizzix.

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Value Pack Ribbon from American Crafts, and definitely don’t forget some beautiful Bling from Want2Scrap!

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Find these and many more name brands on our site.

If your mom is just getting into scrapbooking, or if you want to put together a quick album as a gift, Project Life by Becky Higgins is perfect! Project Life is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life! It requires no glue, no scissors, no tools, and no skills of any kind. The design of these CORE kits takes the guess work out of layout design so that you can focus on recording your everyday moments through your photos and journaling.

Each Core Kit includes:

- 500 3×4 journaling cards (filler design printed on the back of each card)
- 40 Bi-fold Journaling Cards (when you have more time to write)
- 8 First Page Cards (4 cards are 4×6 + 4 cards are 3×4)
- 8 Last Page Cards (4 cards are 4×6 + 4 cards are 3×4)
- 60 4×6 Title Cards (for horizontal or vertical use)

NOTE: These contents are designed to be paired with Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Pages.

There is just so much to choose from! I’d better get shopping for some fun things for my mom.  She loves to scrapbook!

Remember to shop early as we may be waiting for some items to arrive from manufacturers.  We normally ask that customers allow 2-14 days for shipping, however, we ship orders as quickly as possible. If we have everything on shelf, we ship within 24-48 business hours! We fill orders in the order in which they are received.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

Marianne Design Butterfly Card

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

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.

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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 it stand out.

Here all of the products I used:

LR0113- Marianne Design Creatable Die Butterfly 1

658954- Sizzix Thinlits Borders

AF146- Hero Hues Shadow Ink Soft Pool

S5-159- Spellbinders Gold  Labels Four

CTFD3048- Crafts Too Blossom

2160- Want2Scrap Mother of Pearl Rhinestones

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

 

More Paper, Dies, Embossing Folders And Stamp Choices!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

A perfect world for crafters is to always have more paper, dies, embossing folders and stamp choices! We love to have the latest and greatest in product. Its like an addiction, or at least it is with me. My husband actually had the nerve to tell me the other day that I had enough stuff. Eh-hem… excuse me? What is he talking about? He has literally filled his 40 x 60′ shop with old cars and car parts that he will never have time to use!  I only have one 10 x 12′ bedroom! I still haven’t got everything on my wish list from last CHA and the next CHA release is only a few more months away, so I am no where near done getting more “stuff”! Besides, he never goes in my craft room, so I don’t know why he even said that.  Oh dear…He doesn’t know what he’s talking about, right crafters? (Giggle)

Well, speaking of more…. have you seen the latest products that we have brought on in the last few weeks? Holy cow! We have brought on some great “stuff” (as my hubby calls it)!

Embossing folders from Crafts Too and Darice

Paper products from Kaisercraft

Magnolia stamps

Marianne Designs dies

And they say that dreams don’t come true. HA! Yes they do!  These products are top notch quality to give you long term use, with the exception of paper of course. Once you use paper, you can’t very well reuse it. You know what I mean.

Please note that Kaisercraft and Marianne Designs come from out of the US so our shipments take longer to arrive, but they are well worth the wait!

I hope that you will check out all of these new products! If you are like me, you will surely find lots of things to add to your wish list to make all of your scrapbooking and card making dreams come true!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

 

 

 

 

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