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Bo Bunny Vellum Dream Card

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Bo Bunny Key Lime collections is screaming “summer” which is perfect for my Bo Bunny Vellum Dream Card. The vibrant colors and texture from this collection is a breath of fresh air during these winter months. This next project was made using the Bo Bunny Key Lime 6×6 paper pack, 1 vellum sheet, Bo Bunny Key Lime Brads, Spellbinders Carnation Creations dies, Just Rite Stampers Bunting and Banner Dies, My Favorite Things Dandelion Wishes stamp for the sentiment and pigment ink.

Lets get started!

First select your 4 coordinating sheets from you paper pack. Then cut 1 sheet as a background. Second sheet approx. 3in. X  3in square. Third sheet for the “banner”, the length of your card by 2.5 inches wide. Fourth sheet is the bunting die cut using our Sizzix Big Shot and the Just Rite Stampers Bunting and Banner Dies . Easy right?

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Now for focus of the card, we are using the technique of stamping on vellum. First using vellum we want to cut the flower using Spellbinders Carnation Creation dies with the Big Shot. I only used 3 of the dies to create this flower. Next, stamp the back of each flower with pigment ink. Once each flower is dry you want to assemble the flower by placing largest to smallest and securing it with a brad. Make sure the “inked” side is to the back.

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The sentiment is next. I am using a non-holiday sentiment from My Favorite Things: Dandelion Wishes. Using the “banner” piece of card stock, stamp the sentiment and heat emboss.  Once your sentiment is dry, you can place your perfect bunting banner at the corner to finish it off.

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Products Used from Cut@Home Store :

Bo Bunny Key Lime 6×6 paper pack

Bo Bunny Key Lime Brads

Sizzix Big Shot

Spellbinders Carnation Creations dies

Just Rite Stampers Bunting and Banner Dies

My Favorite Things Dandelion Wishes

 

From my stash:

1 vellum sheet

Pigment Ink

Heat Embossing Ink and Powder

I think this is a fun card, with great colors and gender neutral. I have made a step-by-step video on this awesome card.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’ !

Crystal

 

 

 

Valentines featuring Doilies and Sweet Sentiments by Graphic 45

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Today I want to share some Valentines featuring doilies and Sweet Sentiments papers by Graphic 45.  I’ve mentioned on previous posts that I like to use doilies with my cards, especially Valentines.  When I saw the beautiful Sweet Sentiments papers, I knew that the two were made for each other.  The paper is so pretty, and the colors are so delicate and distinctive.  There are just so many possibilities!

I used the 8×8 Sweet Sentiments paper pad for my cards (it is also available in 12×12).  As usual, Graphic 45 provides many unique/beautiful elements that can be used to enhance cards.  The cards that you see below feature only parts of two sheets in the paper pad — “Sweet Sentiments” and “Be My Valentine”.    Some of the patterned paper that I used on the cards is from the Sweet Sentiments collection, and the rest is from other Valentine paper collections.

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All of my cards are A-2 sized (4.25″ x 5.5″).  I began by selecting two sheets of the Sweet Sentiments that I thought would make the best Valentines.  Those two sheets are “Sweet Sentiments” and “Be My Valentine”.  “Be My Valentine” is a page with journaling cards, sayings, etc. so it is very easy to cut apart, and almost everything on the page can be used in some way on a card.  The “Sweet Sentiments” sheet is more of an overall design, so it is necessary to fussy-cut the images you want for your Valentines.  I cut carefully, trying to preserve borders, etc. as those elements can still be used for a card or something in the future.

Once all of my elements were cut, I picked my six favorites to use on the cards.  I looked for coordinating patterned papers to go with each element (several came from Sweet Sentiments, the rest are from other Valentine paper pads).  The patterned paper is cut 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  I selected a background layer for each from a coordinating solid color.   The background layer is cut 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I embossed each of the background layers with an all-over embossing folder, a flourish-pattern by Sizzix.  I also selected an appropriate doily for each Valentine.  Because I wanted the focus to remain on the Sweet Sentiments elements, I tried to select doilies that were more simple and would complement the images.

There are so many different kinds of doilies available.  There are large and small, frilly and simple, round, oval, square and heart-shaped, etc. – and that only takes into account the pre-made doilies that you can purchase.  When you look to the world of papercrafting, there are many more ways to incorporate doilies into a project.  Most of the die companies sell dies that they call “doilies” — and almost every one offers round or heart-shaped doilies.  The beauty of dies is that you can select any color or patterned paper to use for a doily, so there is much more selection than there would be with pre-made doilies that are generally available only in a few colors (primarily white and ivory).  There are also embossing folders that emboss a doily pattern onto paper.  Doily stencils and doily rubber stamps can also be used in a number of ways to add the look of a doily to a project.  There are just so many fun choices.  Please see the short video for some of my favorites (pictures and detailed information are included at the end of this blog post).

Now that the paper and doily selection is complete, it is time to assemble the cards.   I worked on each card separately, matching ribbon and embellishments as appropriate to the finished project.  I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal to assemble the layers and to attach the embellishments.  Where appropriate, I added a dimensional adhesive (low or normal) to “pop” the Sweet Sentiments cut-out (or a part of it).   It is really such an easy project . . . and the end result is beautiful Valentines.

Note that if your style is more of the  multi-layer cut-out cards, etc. the Sweet Sentiments paper will work for you too.  The collection contains three sheets of each paper, so there is more than enough to allow for layering, etc.

Another great part of the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection is that when you finish your Valentines, you don’t have to put the paper away for use next year.  The collection also includes beautiful elements for Easter cards.  How fun!

Supply list

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments” paper pad - I used the 8×8 pad

Assorted doilies

Cardstock – coordinating solids and a few patterns

Embellishments - assorted rhinestones, glitter and ribbons, etc.

Embossing folder – I used an all-over flourish pattern by Sizzix from the “Floral Flourishes and Vines” set

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

SpellbindersLace Hearts” die

Adhesives – Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and dimensional adhesive (low and normal)

 

For those interested in the doilies on the video, following are photographs and product names, etc. –

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These heart-shaped doilies are from the “Lace Hearts” dies by Spellbinders.  (I used the plain versions on the Graphic 45 cards.)   They are approximately 3,5″ high, 3.75″ wide.

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These doilies are from the SpellbindersDelicate Doilies” set.  They are approximately 4″, 2″ and 1.75″.

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These are the mini doilies from My Favorite Things (Die-namics Mini-Doily Circles).  They are approximately 1.75″.

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These are the Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz) doilies.  The heart is called simply “Heart Doily” and is approximately 3.5″ high and 4″ wide.  The circle is called “Antique Doily” and is approximately 3.75″.

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These are the X-Cut or Docrafts doilies.  The circle is called “Vintage Notes – Doily” and is approximately 4.5″.  The heart is called “Vintage Notes – Filigree Heart” and is approximately 4.5″ (tall and wide).

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This is the Magnolia doily.  It is called ”Tilda Doily“, and it is approximately 5.5″.

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The full embossing folder is Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz).  It is A2 sized, and is from the ”Doily” set.  The border or edging is a Sizzix embossing folder, and probably best fits an A6 card.  It is called “Scallop Heart Doily (3-pc. set)”.

The two stamp sets in the video are:  “Doilies” by Martha Stewart Crafts and CSS-107 by Little Yellow Bicycle.

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

 

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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

Silhouette Cameo and My Favorite Things Farm Girl Card

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The Silhouette Cameo is THE item to have in any paper crafting studio. Today I will be demonstrating how the Cameo can be incorporated into any of your stamp sets you own and give your project dimension and depth . The inspiration for this project came from My Favorite Things :Pure Innocence Farmer Girl

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To start I wanted a basic background to accentuate the pretty farm house I cut with the cameo. The farm house is file # from the Silhouette online store. Next I selected 3 basic colors of card stock from my Bazzill stack. The Silhouette Cameo made it incredibly easy to cut each individual piece on its corresponding color card stock. Once everything was cut, it was very simple to glue all pieces to make this incredible farm house.

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Next, I proceeded to stamp My Favorite Things :Pure Innocence Farmer Girl on alcohol friendly paper using Memento pigment ink in Tuxedo. Once the image had dried I proceeded to color in the farmer girl, Mr. pig and the cute hay. This was incredibly easy to do, and it gave this card such a personal touch. Once you are done coloring, cut the image and placing on your desired spot. DSC_0294

The final step is to add your sentiment. I selected the “Hay there” from the Farmer Girl stamp set using Dew Drop pigment ink in Platinum Planet. Using a simple background focuses the eye on to your gorgeous farmer girl.

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For step by step instructions, you are welcome to watch my video tutorial!

Supply List:

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Farmer Girl

Silhouette Cameo

Pigment ink in black and silver

Alcohol maker paper

Alcohol markers

Foam adhesive

Card stock in red, white, brown and kraft

Paper Trimmer

 

This technique could be used to make a darling tag! Hope you come back next week for more fun here at Cut@Home.

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Crystal

http://paperribbonandlipstick.blogspot.com/

 

 

Dandelion Wishes Multi-purpose Layered Card

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Howdy and welcome! Today we are featuring My Favorite Things “Dandelion Wishes”stamp set shown in my Dandelion Wishes multi-purpose layered card below. This set is absolutely gorgeous and very versatile! I could not pick a project to start with because of all the possibilities. One of my favorite things about My Favorite Things is the selection of stamps with a distinctive air.  With this in mind I decided to go back to the basics; stamping and layering.

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To begin this card was paper selection. Cut@home has a great selection of paper, and since I am a bit colored blind I played it safe and used DCWV  Blossom Song stack. This stack comes with 45 12″x 12″ sheets with a variety of glitter and solid card stock.  I love the ability to pick 3 sheets and know that the color combo is done for me.  I trimmed two pieces 2″ x 5.5″ and the green piece .5″x 4.5″.  On the green piece I made a little ribbon by simply cutting a “triangle” on the end.  Next I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle on a light blue piece of card stock from my DCWV Blossom song stack.

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Next I stamped 2 flower images on white card stock with pigment ink and cut them out. Once that is done I made this gorgeous banner with JustRite Stampers “Bunting and Buttons”.  These are some awesome dies that make the perfect banner every time. Again I use some glittered card stock from my DCWV Blossom Song stack. Once everything was cut, I simply put it together as follows: On the white card, glue a piece of your 2in strips. Second, glue your other piece of 2in strip slightly over that one. Next use foam adhesive on your circle and place that on top of the two pieces of patterned card stock. Once that is set, place your thin piece of patterned paper on top of the circle. Remember those cute flowers we stamped and cut? Well it is time for those babies to go on. I decided to use foam adhesive on one and regular glue dots on the other flower and stem. Now time for the perfect banner up at the corner.

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Last but not least I added some pearls from Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Strips in Pink. Ta da! How easy was that?! You can use a sentiment from the My Favorite Things Dandelion Wishes, however I decided to leave my blank. For step by step instructions, you are welcome to watch my video tutorial!

Supply List:

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My Favorite Things Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set -Item # MPD2

DCWV Blossom Song Stack -Item# PS-005-00151

JustRite Stampers Bunting and Buttons -Item# SW-04415

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle -Item#SW-114

  Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Strips in Pink -Item #4039

Pigment Ink

White Card stock

Foam adhesive

 

Hope you come back next week for more fun here at Cut@Home.

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Crystal

http://paperribbonandlipstick.blogspot.com/

 

Christmas Countdown Box

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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December 1 is almost here, so this week it was time for me to finish a Christmas Countdown box.  Christmas countdown boxes are a fun way to spread the joy and anticipation of Christmas through the entire month of December.  The drawers can be filled with any small gift – candy, money, ornaments, etc.

I started with a pre-made countdown box, so this project was quick and easy.  I knew that I wanted to use the Santa’s List decorative brads by Theresa Collins to number the boxes.  These brads are so cute, and were just so perfect for my project.  I placed a 2” length of red grosgrain ribbon (folded over) underneath each brad to create a pull tab for each of the drawers.  My Crop-A-Dile punch by We R Memory Keepers punched right through the cardboard box (and the ribbon) with no problem.

To decorate the sides of the box, I used strips of the Theresa Collins Santa’s List washi tape set.  I think washi tape is so fun, and is a quick and easy way to decorate just about anything.    This set includes a red and white striped tape, a countdown tape, a holly tape and a “Merry Christmas” tape.

I wanted to decorate the back of the box so that it could be a decoration itself.  To do this, I selected a piece of lightly patterned cardstock.  You have to be a little careful in selecting the cardstock — if it is too busy the decorative elements won’t show up (for example, I first chose a red/white polka dot cardstock, but the decorations just faded into it).  To decorate the back of the box, I cut the words “Merry Christmas” from green cardstock using a Quickutz die.  The Santa face was cut from a piece of Anna Griffin cardstock.  To pop it, I taped it to a piece of green cardstock and added an approximate 1/8” layer.  The bow was the most fun part of the project.

This year a number of companies have introduced dies to make bows — Sizzix, My Favorite Things, etc.  It is so much fun to be able to make beautiful dimensional bows, and they are so simple to make.   Generally the dies consist of three elements – a piece that creates the loops, a flat backing piece, and a small wrap to hold the other two sections together.  The bow I used for this project is the Jumbo Beautiful Bow by My Favorite Things.  You can see the die pieces below.

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You need to cut one of each shape.   I cut mine from the red flocked floral or craft ribbon  that is used so much around the holidays.  I like to use Scor-Tape to assemble the bows, although glue would also work.    I placed a small piece of Scor-Tape in the center of the shape to make the loops, and one on the “wrap” piece.  Please see the short video for instructions on how to assemble the bows.

This picture shows a close-up view of the two bows – one made from cardstock (left) and the other from flocked ribbon (right).  Both are dimensional – the cardstock bow retains a rounder shape, while the bow made from the flocked ribbon relaxes a little more.

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To finish my box – I trimmed the patterned cardstock, and attached it to the back of the box with Scor-Tape.  Because of the detail in the letters, I used a product called “Sticky Dots” to attach the words “Merry Christmas”.   I used Scor-Tape to attach the bow and the Santa face.

Another quick and fun project!

Supply List:

Pre-made countdown box

Red grosgrain ribbon (I used 3/8″ wide)

Santa’s List decorative brads by Theresa Collins (1-25)

Santa’s List washi tape set by Theresa Collins

Assorted cardstock – red, green, patterned

Jumbo Beautiful Bow die by My Favorite Things

Red flocked craft (or floral) ribbon

“Merry Christmas” die by Quickutz

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Sticky Dots adhesive sheets by Therm O Web

Crop-A-Dile punch by We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

SpellbindersQuickutzProvoCraftScore-PalSizzixGraphic 45Die Cuts With A ViewMy Minds EyeHeartfelt CreationsJustRite Stampers