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Accordion Fancy Label Dies by Elizabeth Craft Design

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Today I want to share a fun project featuring the Accordion Fancy Label Dies by Elizabeth Craft Design.    These dies are so fun, and so easy, and so very versatile.  You have many choices — from a two or three panel card to a mini-album with as many pages as you like.  As a sample of this versatility, I made a 14-panel mini-album featuring the Twelve Days of Christmas papers by Graphic 45.

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I had so much fun making this little mini-album.  It was unbelievably easy.  Some of the elements took a little time (primarily all of the fussy cutting), but it went together very quickly.

The first step was to cut apart the die set — Accordion Fancy Label by Elizabeth Craft Design.  The set comes attached together with tabs in between.  This isn’t a set that you can simply break apart — you need to cut it apart with wire cutters, etc.  Once that was done, I selected black paper for my front and back covers, and twelve sheets of paper from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas 6×6 patterns and solids pad.  Because of all of the colors involved, I thought it best to keep the paper styles to a minimum, so I used three sheets each of four different color patterns.  I even tried to keep the patterns somewhat consistent.  With the paper selected, it was very simple to cut the individual pages on my Sizzix Big Shot.

It is important to decorate each page before beginning to assemble the book.  To be certain that the book can be assembled properly, be sure to keep the short tabs (on the label) and the long tab on the panel to the right.  For the front and back cover pages, I wanted to add a pop of color.  I selected the beautiful plaid design in the Twelve Days of Christmas set, and cut a center label (the main die set has four sizes of nesting labels).  I also wanted to add some color to the base, and I used a coordinating die set to accomplish this.  The coordinating die set, Fancy Frame Edges, is also by Elizabeth Craft and provides a choice of three different frame styles to go around the outside of the window.  You can see how I decorated my front and back panels below.  Note that I put the border only on the one side of each cover — I’m having second thoughts about that and think I probably should have decorated both sides (when the mini-album is folded, the plain black side shows).

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Each of the pages were easy to decorate — I simply cut a black label layer for each page, and fussy cut the appropriate elements from the Twelve Days of Christmas 8×8 paper pack.  I attached the fussy cut elements to the black label before attaching it to the appropriate page.  I also added the words at the top and bottom — at the top “on the first day of Christmas”, and at the bottom “a partridge in a pear tree”.  I used Scor-Tape to attach each of the elements.  Here are more pictures of the decorated panels –

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Once the pages were decorated, it was time to attach the pages.  I started with pages 1 and 2.   I added Scor-Tape to the two tabs on the label, and to the long tab on the side of the panel.  I removed the liner from the long tab on the side of panel 1 and attached it to panel 2.  Then I folded them together, forming a “valley” fold.  When the two base panels were attached, I folded the center label of each up so that I could attach them (in a “mountain” fold).  The two tabs from the center label of panel 1 attach to the center label of panel 2.  It really is much easier than it sounds!  You just keep up the process, alternating mountain and valley folds, until all fourteen panels are attached together.  Be careful to alternate the folds so that the accordion is formed properly.   On the last panel, simply cut off the two extra tabs on the center label and the long tab on the side of the panel.   Very easy assembly!  Please see the short video for additional information on decorating and assembling the panels.

I really couldn’t get a good photo of the entire assembled project (it is just too large), but hopefully you can see how cute this turned out from the snipped photos below.

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There are so many different uses for this die set.  It also coordinates with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Circle dies (they can be used together).  The Accordion Oval dies are similar, but the size differs so they can’t be mixed with the other two sets.  Each has a set of coordinating frames or borders.  I think they are great for so many different projects.


Supplies used

Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Fancy Label dies and Fancy Frame Edges dies

die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

cardstock — I used black cardstock and various sheets from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas 8×8 and 6×6 paper packs

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal — I used both 1/4″ and 1/8″

ribbon and embellishment


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



Scrapbook Layout Using Spellbinders Circle Dies

Monday, June 30th, 2014


Decorated Graphic 45 Gift Tags

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Summer celebrations are here, and I have been in serious need of gift tags for all those birthday presents and little girl parties we are invited to. I have had in my stash a package of AMAZING Graphic 45 Classic Kraft tags that been begging to be used.  In my previous post, I have made some cards using Kaisercraft Confetti paper pack, and what a better way to have coordinating tags and cards.

I made 4 gorgeous tags in less than 20 minutes.

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Let’s get started, the tutorial shows how to make one tag. However you can simply follow the same step multiple times and make an “assembly line” of tags.

1.  Cut pre-printed tag from Kaisercraft Confetti paper pack.

2. Stamp sentiment “It’s a beautiful day!” from JustRite Stampers Cupcake celebrations using different color ink for each word.

3.  Adhere stamped tag to Graphic 45 Classic Kraft tag.

4. Decorate using arrow stickers included in the Kaisercraft Confetti paper pack.

5. Place enamel dot and/or decorative gem.

6. Tie a Ribbon

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I had a few of these cute chevron baggies laying around and figured I could deliver a few special “birthday” cookies to a close friend.

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For a step-by-step video on these tags, see below! Or view the video on Cut@Home’s YouTube channel by clicking on the link:


Items needed for this project:


Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags

KaisercraftConfetti Paper Pack

Just Rite Stampers Clear Stamps in Cupcake Celebrations

Ranger Glossy Accents

3 colors of ink


Enamel dots or decorative jewels


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


Thanks and Happy Scrappin!




Graphic 45 Good ‘Ol Sport Birthday Card & Treat Wrap

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I seem to struggle with ideas for men, so I hope this Graphic 45 Good ‘Ol Sport Birthday Card and Treat Wrap idea will help you in your “What do I do for him?” moments.


When I first laid eyes on the Graphic 45 Good ‘Ol Sport Collection, it reminded me of my grandpa who loved sports! Oh boy, did he love sports! The vintage football and baseball uniforms shown in the designs were just like he wore in high school and collage and I thought it would be perfect to scrapbook some of those old photos of him in those days, but when I needed a birthday card for my boss (who also played sports in high school), I automatically went for this collection, because it works for men of any age! Even my 2 year old grandson has an infatuation with balls of any size, shape or color! It is highly likely that he too will love sports. He already knows how to take a ball and run with it (especially if its NOT his ball!)

On the card I created a base card with some cream card stock, took two sheets from the 6 x 6 paper pad and cut them to fit the front. Then I adhered a strip of 1/8″ Scor-Tape over the flap and ran a strip of brown ric rack over it to hide the edge. For the top banner I used the cardstock banners and smudged brown ink around the entire outer edge of the card.

For the inside I used the Good ‘Ol Sport 1 stamp set and Alphabet Stickers for the sentiment. Look for this collection under Graphic 45 on the Cut@Home website for great prices.


For the Treat Wrap I cut a strip of 12 x 12″ pattern paper to fit the width of the Twizzlers package, then used one of the 12 x 12 stickers and twine to embellish it. EASY!!! You can doll up just about any candy bar or other sweet treat with a simple wrap like this and it coordinates with your card, so it looks really nice. Make a simple gift look like a million bucks! Well okay, maybe not a million, but you get the picture.


Even though Father’s Day is now past and your special guy may not have a birthday coming up, I’m sure he would be pleased if you surprised him with fun treat all wrapped up with a nice card to show him that you love an appreciate him “just cuz”.

Supplies Used:

Card stock
1/8″ Scor-Tape
4500866-Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport 12×12 paper pad
4500864-Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Patterns & Solids 6×6
4500869-Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Stickers 12×12
4500870-Graphic 45 is Good Ol’ Sport Alphabet Stickers
IC0299- Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sports 1

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’

Stamping Technique With Faber-Castell Gelatos

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Today I made another folded card using a stamping technique with Faber-Castell Gelatos. This was a fun technique to try, but I do have to admit that it took me some practice and experimenting to get results that I liked. I still want to try a few other techniques, hopefully i will get better with practice!

Here is a list of supplies that I used that can be found at the Cut at Home website.

Faber-Castell Gelatos Designer Colors, Tropical – SKU:770162
Spellbinders Standard Circles, large – SKU:S4-114
Spellbinders Lables One – SKU:S4-161
Spellbinders Gold Labels One – SKU:S4-423
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stamps 1 – SKU: IC0296
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stamps 2 – SKU:IC0297
BoBunny Primrose 12 x 12 Collection Pack – SKU:16016308

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Other items from my stash used were Glimmer Mist – pearl, Adhesive Lace and pearls.

I started with a simple fold card, the size of the card stock that I started with was 8.5 x 5.5, I scored the card stock at 4.25, then I scored the 4.25 section in the center. After the scoring was completed I folded the card, the 4.25 score line should be a valley fold and the other fold should be a mountain fold. This is the card base.

I also cut two pieces of patterned paper to add some interest to the card, I cut those so there was 1/4 inch border all around them.

Next is was time to create the center panel with the gelatos.

After I had finished stamping and coloring in my stamped image I misted the image with Pearl Glimmer mist to give it a nice shimmery look. When my image was finished I cut it out using the Spellbinder circle die set. Then I cut the labels and used the gold label pieces to add dimension and pattern to the labels. I layered the labels and centered the circle in side of the labels.

Next I ran the lace across the bottom of the card added the pearls and stamped the sentiment for the inside of the card.

Here is a look at the finished card:

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And here is how the card looks opened:

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And finally a look at the gelato stamped and colored area:

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This was a fun project and it was very relaxing working with the gelatos, but as I found out practice makes perfect and don’t be afraid to play around with the gelatos to see what kind of interesting effects you can come up with! You can also go to the Cut@Home YouTube channel at the link below to see more techniques using Faber-Castell Gelatos!

Till next time, Thanks and Happy Scrapping!

A Baker’s Dozen Cards Using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Hi everyone!  I was sitting here at my crafty desk a few nights ago looking at the remains of my last mini album using Graphic 45′s Botanical Tea Collection.  I had the odd scatterings of pieces of papers and bits from the flowers, envelopes, flags, stickers, chipboard, well you get the jist.  I’m sure you’ve been in the same spot.  I was going to just bundle it into one neat and tidy little package and then thought how silly why don’t I just make a card or two.

I got out my go to white cardstock.  It’s 110# basic white 8 1/2″ x 11″ which I cut each piece in half leaving me with the standard A2 size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ after scoring in the middle.  I had some flowers I’d already made and a few fairly decent sized pieces of decorative paper but the rest really was just little snippets of leftovers.  I started with one card


I gathered up some dies I wanted to use if possible, the Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls, Tim Holtz On the Edge Distressed Doily by Sizzix and Sizzix Ornate Frame #3 to use with some of the pieces.  I fussy cut some elements from the papers and also the front cover of the paper pad, like the butterfly above, leaves, flowers, etc and Glossy Accented or Crystal Lacquered them to help them pop.  I also used some Wink of Stella here and there to give them that shimmery look.  A few pieces of ribbon, lace, flowers, bling from my stash and before you know it my one little lone card had evolved into a baker’s dozen, thirteen cards!!! I provided a few links here to see these product selections:

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I was really surprised at how quickly they all came together, now mind you I didn’t overly layer the decorative papers on the top, I really didn’t have enough to do that, anP1130220d I didn’t finish the inside but instead left them blank to add the appropriate sentiments to when I’m ready to mail.  I did quilt-piece a lot of the papers together, this is really simple to do and can give you some interesting mats for your embellishments on your cards.  Simply cut a mat at least the size of your card front and cover it entirely with sticky tape, don’t use wet glue it dries too quickly and you want to have time to pick and choose your papers.  Take strips or pieces of papers and start arranging them onto the glued side.  When everything’s covered trim flush to the edge and then trim again to the desired size you’d like your
mat.  I did that on three of the cards and love the look!

Check out my video below, I won’t be doing a ‘how to make it’ more like a ‘show and tell’ of all thirteen cards.  Graphic 45′s Botanical Tea collection is perfect for a set of cards like this and what a perfect gift a set of five or six cards would be.  You wouldn’t even need to box them, just tie them with some lovely seem binding or ribbons and perhaps stick in a couple of your favorite teas on top for a bow.  What a lovely ‘thinking of you’ gift this would be.  Oh yes, I almost forgot, I did make envelopes for each card, they were either cut from discarded wallpaper books (I love these best because they are sturdier than paper) or from loose sheets of this and that paper I had tucked back.  I also added a strip of scor-tape along the top flap leaving the top paper on so that whomever I give the set of cards to can just peel the paper and glue the envelope shut.

I hope you’ll be tempted and inspired to make a collection of cards too.  Here’s the video on youtube as well: Graphic 45 Cards video

Thanks for watching and Happy Scrappin’!


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4500889: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12×12 Paper Pad

4500895: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 1

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 21

 4500893: Graphic 45 Botanical Stickers

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard

4500892: Graphic 45 Tags and Pockets

657496: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On teh Edge Die – Distressed Doily

LR071: Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls dies

656578: Sizzix Ornate Frame #3

Scor Tape 203 & 202: Sizes 1/2″ and 1/4″

Supplies from my stash:  White cardstock; laces; ribbons; twine; flowers; bling; wet glue; Glossy Accents; Crystal 3D Lacquer; Wink of Stella glitter pen, Stickles, Distress inks; Kaisercraft Droplets; Martha Stewart Scalloped Square 1″ punch; Lace Ribbon Border Punch

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