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Delicate Doilies-Bright and Beautiful

Friday, February 7th, 2014

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: Collectables die-cut banner  and stamp set to cut my perfect banner. Then I stamped the “Bright and Beautiful” in Memento Cottage Ivy.



Now its time to assemble everything. Place your background sheet on your card, next layer your doilies on the card. Third place your stamped banner with 3D foam adhesives. Place your Want 2 Scrap pearls and tie a ribbon. Tada!  For a step-by-step please check out my video.




The products used on this project:


S5-205 Spellbinders Delicate Doilies

COL1324- Marianne Designs Collectables Die with Banners and Text EveryDay

 HCDP1 Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection

4039 Want 2 Scrap Beautiful Bling Strips in White

Scor- Tape

Memento Ivy Cottage Pigment Ink

Foam Adhesive



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!






Glittered “Heart Pops” Card

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Today my card is a Valentine featuring the “Heart Pops” die by Die-Versions.  This is a new die, and when I saw it I knew it was a must have.  It is just so much fun, and depending on how you use it makes a great Valentine for all ages.   It can also be used for a variety of projects other than those for Valentines Day.

love in air

I used a glittering technique for this card that features Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal.  It is a simple technique, although it may take a little practice on something as intricate as this die.

I started out with a 6”x6” sheet of Scor-Tape.  These sheets have liners on both sides, making it possible to die cut the Scor-Tape.  I cut the heart balloons from the Scor-Tape.  The Die-Versions dies cut very nicely, and I didn’t have any problems with “no cut” areas, etc.  Just do whatever you normally do with your die cutting machine for intricate dies (run it through a second time, add a shim, etc.) and it will be fine. When it comes to removing the shape from the die, just be careful and remember that you have a layer of tape and two layers of liner, so you don’t want to rip, etc.  Work gently to free the image from the die.

Next I prepared the layers for my card.  I cut a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of red cardstock as the background layer.  Then I cut a patterned cardstock to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” (my pink hearts are from a 6×6 paper pad by Pebbles called “Yours Truly”).  I embossed the background layer using “Ornate Swirls” by Sizzix.

This next step is the one that can be a little tricky — placing the Scor-Tape balloons on the patterned paper.  This is not difficult, but does take a little patience.   First I carefully removed the brown liner from the balloons.  I find it easiest to take one balloon at a time – remove the liner to the string and carefully trim off the liner (leaving the liner on the strings and other balloons intact).  Then I placed that balloon on the cardstock before moving on to the next one.  The tricky part is that sometimes the Scor-Tape comes up with the brown liner, and then it is very easy for it to get out of its intended shape, etc.  I used my tools, etc. – tweezers, picks (like you use to get the small pieces out of dies), etc. – adding fingers to the mix just makes things worse.  Again, it’s important to just work slowly and calmly through this, one balloon at a time.  Once the liner was removed from all three balloons and all were in place on the cardstock, I removed the liner from the strings and set those into place.  The strings also consist of some fairly thin pieces of Scor-Tape that may not exactly go where you want them to go – just have patience and use your tools (picks, tweezers, etc.) to guide them into place.  Once the liner was fully removed, I pressed all of the pieces into the cardstock so that there was a strong bond (if it hasn’t fully adhered, glitter will get underneath, and the image may try to lift up off of the paper).

The hard part is over now – the rest is pure fun!  I placed my card layer on a thin piece of paper (copier-weight paper, for example).   I opened the jar of glitter and set it to the side of the paper.  Then I removed the top Scor-Tape liner from the image.  This should be fairly easy, although you’ll want to be a little careful here to make sure that you don’t pull up the Scor-Tape also.  Once the Scor-Tape was exposed, I added glitter to cover the tape image.  I used a microfine glitter for my project, and that can get everywhere – so I always try to only shake out a little more than is needed, keeping most of it in the bottle.  When the image was covered, I used my finger to lightly press the glitter onto the tape.   Then I tapped off the excess glitter onto the lightweight paper, and used a soft bristled brush to continue removing the excess glitter from the card front.  (You can easily fold the lightweight paper and guide the unused glitter back into the jar.)

The next step is to burnish the image.  I simply rubbed my finger over the glittered area.  This loosens any excess glitter that remains, and also revitalizes the glitter that adheres to the Scor-Tape to bring back the “sparkle”.  This is a very important step, but clearly the easiest.  Once the entire image was burnished, I used my brush again to remove any excess glitter from the project.  Please see this short video for a demonstration of the glittering technique.

To finish the card,  I used ¼” Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal to attach the glittered layer to the back layer.  I also used the Scor-Tape to attach the ribbon and bow.  I cut a red heart (same paper as the background) using one of the “Rustic HeartsDie-namics dies by My Favorite Things.  I stamped the sentiment on the heart.  I used my Quickie glue pen to draw a small heart next to the sentiment, and covered the glue with Warm  Highlight glitter by Glitter Ritz.  It takes just a short time for the glue to dry (about 5 minutes), and when it’s dry you can brush off the excess glitter and burnish the little heart.  I attached the sentiment using a low dimensional adhesive.  That’s it – the card front is finished!

love in air

Tip – When you’ve die cut as much as possible from your 6″ x 6″ Scor-Tape sheet, don’t throw it away or recycle it as you would with paper.  It’s Scor-Tape, and is still a fabulous adhesive!  You just need to cut those remaining pieces as needed, and use them on other projects.  The pieces aren’t always very uniform, etc. but that won’t matter.  The only difference is that you need to remove the liner from both sides, etc.  No waste . . . how cool is that!

Supply List:

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal – 6”x6” squares

Die-Versions Die – “Heart Pops

My Favorite ThingsRustic HeartsDie-Namics die -  (for the sentiment)

Microfine glitter – I used Glitter Ritz cranberry  and warm highlight

Glue pen – I used a quickie glue pen

Soft paintbrush – to brush away excess glitter

Picks (to remove small pieces from a die) and tweezers

Cardstock – lightly patterned and coordinating backing layer

Embossing folder – I used “Ornate Swirls” by Sizzix

Several sheets of thin paper (copier paper) to catch excess glitter

Die cutting machine – I used my Grand Calibur by Spellbinders

Sentiment stamp – I used “Love is in the Air” by Impression Obsession

Black Versafine ink

Adhesive – I used ¼” Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and a low dimensional adhesive


For those that are interested in the supplies on the video – I used one of the dies from the Marianne Creatables Die Hearts set.  They are just too cute, and the perfect size for many projects!  The glitter that I used was Peony Pink microfine glitter by Elizabeth Crafts.  I’ve included pictures of the glittered heart from the video, and the Marianne dies below.

glittered heart  marianne heart die

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Cardmaking with Die-Namites Dies!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Most of you are familiar with Spellbinders, Quickutz and Marianne Designs, but have you tried cardmaking with Die-Namites dies?

Die-Namites Cutting Dies are chemically etched metal dies that are made from 100% steel and feature “SMALL LITTLE POKE HOLES” through out the die to help you get clean cuts and easily remove the paper die cut image from the die once your cut is done!!! These Die-Namite dies will work in all major Die-Cutting Machines such as the Cuttlebug,Sizzix Vagabond or Sizzix Big Shot,Spellbinders Grand Calibur,Lifestyle Crafts Evolution, and more!

These cutting Dies will cut through cardstock,different types of paper,fun foam,thin chipboard,wool blend felt,tissues paper,cotton,adhesive backed paper,cork sheets,acetate,fabric,wood venner paper,photo magnet sheets, and more!

Before we brought them on I had personally never heard of them, so I decided to try them out and let you know what I thought. I’m happy to say that I am really pleased with the ones I have purchased so far! They easily release the paper or cardstock I am using and they cut beautifully!

I created this card using the Die-Namites Twiggy Hedge (SKU# DN-0143) along with some of my Spellbinders dies. This particular die actually released the paper much easier than the Spellbinders without using wax paper, but then it could be that the other dies are a little more intricate and I did use wax paper with those.











Supplies used:

DN-0143 Die-Namites Twiggy Hedge
S2-027 Spellbinders Die D-Lites Bonsai Tree
S4-356 Spellbinders Floral Ovals
S2-011 Spellbinders Die D-Lites Wrought Iron
S4-110 Spellbinders Classic Oval Large Nestabilities
Pattern paper

Here is a quick video showing how to use the Die-Namites dies.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Baby Album with Want2Scrap

Friday, July 19th, 2013
We have had this album from Want2Scrap for a few months and when our friends had their baby, Heather grabbed it and made them this cute baby album. We have done a few of these because they are so fun because a lot of the hard work is done for you and all you have to do is the fun part, decorating it. We have gotten a few baby things the last few months also that was a lot of fun to try out. Also we only used two different paper stacks from Heartfelt Creations and Authentique to make it feel like a unified album.
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It was a lot of fun being able to give a handmade gift with a few other odds and ends so next time you have someone that is expecting try this fun little album.
1057: Want2Scrap-My Baby Album

HCDP1 223: Heartfelt Creations-Sun Kissed Collection

LOV015: Authentique-Lovely Collection

LR0217 and LR0218: Marianne Design-CreaTables

MM1-002: Spellbinders-Media MiXage Foil Pack

2162: Want2Scrap-Lavender Pearls

HCPC3509:Heartfelt Creations-Timeless Sentiments PreCut Set

TIM32823:Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Gathered Twigs

TIM34995: Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Picked Raspberry



Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather

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.








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’!



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’!






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