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Bon Voyage Sizzix Pro Suitcase Treat Box!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I know I have said many times before how much I love the Big Shot Pro Machine and my Bon Voyage Sizzix Pro Suitcase Treat Box is just one example of why I love this machine! I totally love making the darling boxes and bags that you can do with it! If you are not familiar with the Big Shot Pro, it is a larger version of the Sizzix Big Shot and will cut pretty much ANY manufacturer die. It’s wonderful and I love using the Bigz Pro Dies!

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This die may look intimidating, but trust me, it took only a few minutes to assemble once I had it cut and the Scor-Tape in place. All of the pieces for the suitcase are on one Pro die. The tag which I tied to the handle is from Little B, but worked well with my project.

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All of the score lines are automatically done at the same time the die is cut, so all you have to do is fold along the score lines, place your adhesive where the instructions tell you and assemble! One thing I will tell you is to make sure you insert the handle first thing! I made several of these boxes and forgot to do that on the first couple and had to peel up the one end to put it in. DUH! I have included some assembly photos for you to get an idea, but the instructions are pretty self explanatory for this die.

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Once I had assembled the box, I cut small embellishments from the 8 x 8 paper pad to adhere to the box, which were perfect size. I stamped the saying on the tag, inked around the edges and tied it to the handle with twine. Fill with candy or other treats and you’re on your way!

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Here is my list of supplies used for this project:

658488 Sizzix Bigz Pro Die Box, Suitcase

Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Pad

IC0310 Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 3

4500923 Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 8 x 8 Paper Pad

202 Scor-Tape 1/4″

HF214 Hero Arts Shadow Ink Cup O’ Joe

100386 Little B Tags Dies

Twine

I thought the suitcase was perfect for this blog post, as this is my final post for Cut@Home. I am moving on to other things and will miss showing all of you the fun things that you can create with paper and dies! Oh, don’t worry, I will still be scrapbooking and making cards, but just won’t be posting them. You will still be able to get lots of inspiration from our other designers on our design team!

So, for my final post I would like to say Bon Voyage to all you wonderful crafters! Maybe our cyber travels will bring us together again someday!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

 

Three Cards Featuring Triple Circle Flip-its Dies by Sizzix

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

 

Today I have three cards for you that feature the Triple Circle Flip-its dies by Sizzix.  This die set is so much fun — and is so very easy to use.  I love the simple style that can be dressed up or dressed down.  The finished card fits into an A-2 sized envelope.  Here is a quick look at my three samples

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The Sizzix  Triple Circle Flip-its Dies are a very complete set.  There is a die that cuts out the main piece of the card, and then dies to cut out the patterned paper inserts for the left and right sides.  There is a scalloped edge die if you choose to do a scalloped edge somewhere, and there are three different sets of small and large circles (straight circles, scalloped circles and pierced circles).  There is no measuring, no mess, and really not much thinking required.  They are thin dies, and so you can use them with almost any die cutting machine.

To begin, I cut the base card from a heavier ivory cardstock.  The base doesn’t have to be extremely heavy, but a heavier weight cardstock will hold up better to the opening and closing, standing open, etc.  Then I needed to select my patterned papers and how I would decorate the cards.  I immediately thought of the Place in Time cut-apart papers from Graphic 45.  They are a couple of years old now, and so are getting a little hard to find.  If you’re like me, you either have a good source or have a couple of favorite sheets tucked away for future use.

Before I could cut the patterned paper pieces, I needed to select the elements that I wanted to feature on the Graphic 45 sheet.  I liked the three elements grouped together at the bottom of the page, and selected those as my “inner” circles.  For the outside circle, I thought it made sense to use a matching or complementary word cut from the cardstock.  I also chose an element to place on the larger patterned paper panel in lieu of a sticker (Sizzix recommends use of a sticker in that location).  Using my ivory cardstock, I cut three of the largest scalloped circles and three of the smaller pierced circle to go with the decorative elements.  I cut the three decorative pieces using a scalloped circle that I had from another die set.  That die is the same size as the large pierced circle.  It isn’t always necessary to use another set of dies, here it was a matter of preference.

To assemble the card, I first folded the base piece along the scored lines.  Once folded, I carefully attached the patterned paper panels.  In placing these, be sure to use a sufficient amount of a strong adhesive (like Scor-Tape).  Next I added the front circles to the piece.  I attached the word to the circle using Scor-Tape, and then used Scor-Tape to center the circle in the appropriate location.  Then I added a piece of Scor-Tape to the reverse side of each of the circles.  Beginning at the top, I carefully placed the large scalloped circles so that they appear centered from the front (they will be larger than the circle opening that is created.  Once all three circles are in place, I used a piece of Scor-Tape to add the decorative elements to the circles.

To finish the card, I added a decorative element on the side with the large patterned paper.  I also added a plain paper (or a plain paper with a sentiment) that will provide an area where the card can be signed by the giver.  If desired, you can also add a bow or a small decoration to the front flap of the card (the one with the small patterned paper).   To keep the card closed in transit and other times, as desired, I made either a ribbon bow or a belly band.  I kept these a little loose so they could be easily removed and/or replaced as needed.  The belly band on the Thanksgiving card was made using a border found on the November Place in Time cut-apart sheet and the Spellbinder Belly Bands 2 die set.   Please see the short video for additional information on assembly of the cards.

I made three different cards — one using the April Place in Time paper (a Thinking of You card); one using the June Place in Time paper  (a wedding card); and one using the November Place in Time paper (a Thanksgiving card).   Pictures of each follow –

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June  June 2

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November   November 2

November 3   belly band

I know that you will have as much fun as I did with these quick and easy cards.

 

Supply list

Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its Die Set

Die cutting machine – I used my Sizzix Big Shot

ivory cardstock (a little heavier weight will work better)

assorted patterned papers — I used several sheets of the Place in Time cut-apart sheets by Graphic 45

Small scalloped circle dies (optional)

Assorted ribbon and embellishments

Spellbinders Belly Band 2 die set (optional)

Scor-Tape by Scor Pal

appropriate sentiment, as needed

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

12 Picture Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Layout

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a 12 Picture Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create layout. I love these new dies, they make it easy to utilize lots of pictures in you layouts!

First here is a list of products that I used in my layout:

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B – SKU: HCD 752
Spellbinders Celebrations Assorted Solid 12 x 12 – SKU: SCP-017
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Sizzix Big Shot Machine – SKU: 657900

Supplies

I also used some patterned paper, some older Graphic 45 paper and some BoBunny Primrose bling.

To begin I decided what background paper I wanted to use and what paper I wanted to use for the mats. I also decided what pictures I wanted to use. I chose two patterned papers, one for the background and one for some of the mats. I also selected two colors of pink from the Spellbinders Celebrations card stock collection.

I knew that I wanted to get 12 pictures on the layout one picture for each month until my granddaughter was 1 years old. I picked out the dies I wanted to use and played with the layout. A helpful hint, if you aren’t sure what dies you want to use you can cut some extra mats out of old scrap paper and play with the shapes until you know how you want your page layout. The possibilities are endless with these dies!

Once I had all of the mats and pictures cut out and adhered I started to layout my title. I wanted to use a calendar theme since I was using a picture from each month. I found a cute image on the Silhouette on line store called “Calender 12 Months” which is available for purchase, www.silhouetteonlinestore.com. I cut out these and used them for the months. I ended up cutting a background for the images out of card stock.
I cut the wording out on the Silhouette and used the outline feature to make the shadow. Finally I cut two hearts and added some bling to everything.

This was such a fun layout and I love how it turned out.

Here is how it looks as a two page spread:
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Here is a closer look at the first page:
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Here is a closer look at the second page:
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I hope I gave you some ideas for using these new dies, they are welcome addition to my craft room, I love them!

Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin,
Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Celebrate the Journey Hot Air Balloon Mini

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Paul and I love going to Hot Air Balloon festivals and feel fortunate to have gone to five of them.  I have lots of photos from each event just sitting on my hard drive waiting to be scrapped.  Most of you that watch my videos and read my blog posts know I rarely make anything for my own use.  This time was a perfect exception!

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When I saw Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection I knew I had to make something for my Hot Air Balloon photos.  The bonus was as I was surfing Sa Crafters Zibbet store I found the clincher!  She had just released a Hot Air Balloon chipboard mini which was going to work perfect with the papers.  I have to tell you this was so fun, doing a shaped mini this way!  I was a little stumped how I was going to open and close it, I punched the four holes across the bottom basket on each page with my Cinch and tried the coils but I pulled those out instantly, it just wasn’t the right look.  I had already used the jute cording on the basket and decided I’d lace the holes through each page and knot them below leaving them hang.  This was perfect.

I stP1130406ill needed some way to keep the mini closed when not looking at it.  and since it opens downward that meant something had to attach to the top.  The solution ended up simpler than I had thought.  I had some Tim Holtz Grungeboard, I guess you’d call them latches.  I painted them with Distress inks and then sprayed them with Mission Bells Brown and Time Travel Teal Starburst Sprays from Lindy’s Stamp Gang, perfect colors, in fact I used this duo several other places in the book to tie the colors into the papers. Adding the brads on the back was fine but hindsight is always better.  I should have done this before any papers were laid so now I had the ends showing inside but I just trimmed a saying from the paper and glued it with Beacon’s Fabri Tac and Scor-Tape, I don’t think it’s moving any time soon.  I punched a hole in the front flap, adhered a Tim Holtz hitch fastener and now I can simply slip it on and off when opening and closing the mini!

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The balloon is pretty good size measuring 7 1/4″ at the widest point and 11″ from top to bottom.  Since I had 5 events to house photos for I had to devise ways to incorporate more than one or two photos on each of the 5 pages (10 sides).  This is accomplished the easiest by making flipouts, flipups, waterfalls and tuck in booklets, each of which hold 6 to 12 photos.

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There is nothing better than working on a project that makes you happy the whole time you’re doing it and that’s how I felt as I made this mini.  I wish time had permitted me getting the photos printed and in the book for you, perhaps I’ll do a later video and share that with you as well. Each page just seemed to take on a life of its own and I moved through the pages. Of course, using Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Journey, certainly made my job much easier. The papers lent themselves to this type of project and the pictures, sayings and cut aparts were perfect for what I had stirring around in my brain.  I used the die that accompanies this set, the Heartfelt Creations Luggage and Tags, they cut the printed pieces out in a snap.

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As I said earlier there were five pages of chipboard giving me ten sides to work with, so to try to show you each page and everything that’s on it would take up so much blog space I’m going to content myself with just sharing a taste of the fronts above and the backs below.  I hope you’ll join me on the video which will give you a total walk through of each page and scads of photos for inspiring you to create a shaped mini of your own.

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Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit my on my blog or Facebook at A Soul’s Heartbeat

Supplies:

HCDP1 242 – Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey 12×12 paper pad

HCD 745 – Heartfelt Creations Luggage & Tag dies

TIM32823 – Tim Holtz Distress ink Gathered Twigs

90910 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Evergreen Bough

95910 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers

Supplies from my stash: SaCrafters Chipboard Hot Air Balloon mini, arrow words, mini hot air balloons, wood sayings; Lindy’s Mission Bells Brown and Tim Travel Teal Starburst Sprays, jute twine, extra cardstock for matting, Scotch Quick Dry, Beacon’s Fabri Tac, stickles, glitter, Aleene’s Paper Glaze

Holiday Angel Card Featuring Heartfelt Creations Dies

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

My project today is a beautiful holiday angel featuring several sets of Heartfelt Creations dies.  This project appears to be much more difficult than it is — with the right dies and the right paints, etc. it really comes together quite easily.

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I recently purchased some of the Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paints, and was searching for instructions on how to best use them, etc.  While doing that, I came across the Vintage Angel Card project on the Heartfelt Creations website. I was instantly drawn to the project, but wanted a few changes to make it my own.   Click on the following link to go to the original project on the Heartfelt website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery/?project=4492&product=3073.

I began by cutting the main pieces using the appropriate Heartfelt Creations dies.  So I cut a piece of lace from ivory cardstock using the Decorative Lace Boarder die, and the angel wings from green cardstock using the Decorative Lattice Swirl die.  I wanted my angel to be a Christmas angel, so I selected the 3D paint colors that I thought were best to give a holiday feel — carmine red, moss green, gold and walnut brown.  To do this, it is best to work on a non-porous surface (I used a sheet of craft plastic).  I cut an art sponge into four pieces, and dipped each piece into a different paint color and placed that color on the plastic sheet.  From there I sponged the colors randomly on the skirt piece and then on the two angel wings.   For the skirt, I wanted more of the red to show through; for the angel wings, I wanted more of the green to show through.  On each, I added quite a lot of the gold paint to make it appear more festive and cohesive.  The walnut brown was used sparingly — just enough to add some depth or dimension where needed.  There is a video link on the Heartfelt site that gives more information on how to “distress” or paint the lace and then how to shape it.

The 3D stamp paints dry almost instantly.  When the lace piece is dry, it is time to shape it.  To do this, you’ll spray the piece with water — enough to make it pliable to work with, but not so much that it falls to pieces.  I found it easiest to accordion fold the lace, and then pinch the top together forming a skirt.  You’ll need to be careful with the wet paper — it is very easy to  tear it.  It will take a while to dry (2-3 hours), and while you’re waiting for this to happen, check back periodically to make sure that the skirt keeps the desired shape.

I prepared a face for the angel by using the largest oval die in the Spellbinders Media Mixage ovals 1 die set to cut an oval from ivory cardstock.  I added the features using my E35 Copic marker, R20 for the cheeks, and the hair using the Walnut Brown paint.  Once dry, I trimmed the oval to shape a face — don’t worry about whether or not it is perfect.  It is the imperfections that give faces character, and draws people to handmade projects.  I made a halo for the angel by cutting the middle circle in the Media Mixage circles 3 set, ivory paper paint painted with the gold 3D paint.  I attached these two together using Scor-Tape.

For the flower garland, I made some beautiful small roses using the Vintage Floret dies.  Since I needed fairly small flowers, I used only the smallest three rose dies along with the cap.  I chose a bright Christmas red cardstock — a heavyweight smooth cardstock will work best.  To create a full flower, I cut two of each of the flower shapes.  I tipped each of the petal sets with the gold 3D paint, and shaped them as shown in the Heartfelt video (the link above to the Angel Card provides a link to a video giving great instructions on how to shape and assemble the flowers).  I used a hot glue gun to assemble the flowers, and it worked very well — I just needed to spend a little time removing the glue strings that always seem to happen with glue guns.

In addition to the flowers, some sort of foliage is needed to help to cover the joining of the lace “skirt” and the wings.  For my Christmas angel I chose some short pine branches by Impression Obsession.  I cut lots (about 65 pieces total) so that I would have plenty to cover as needed.  I tipped each of the pieces with a little of the gold 3D paint.

With all of the pieces complete, it is time to assemble the project.  I began by attaching the angel wings to a piece of 5″ x 7″ cardstock.  When placing the wings, watch for a heart shape that forms in the space between the two.  This is an element that adds a lot to the finished piece — when the wings are placed correctly, the heart shape will remain as a focal point.  Place the face and halo at the lower part of the heart, and the skirt below the face.  I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to glue down the wings, and Scor-Tape to attach the face.  For the skirt, I used Scor-Tape to attach the top pleats (pushing them as flat as possible), and then a little of the Scotch glue at the base of the skirt to tack it in place.  I used the hot glue gun to add the five flowers, one at a time, beginning with the center flower.  I tucked the pine branches underneath the flowers, in groups of 3 branches, and held them in place with either the hot glue or with the Scotch Quick Dry adhesive — whichever I thought would work best.   I went back and filled in where needed with individual pine branches.  The goal was to cover the areas where the skirt joined the wings (especially the lumpy part).  I added a bow at the bottom of the rose garland to further decorate the piece, and to continue to hide the joined pieces.  To finish, add some small pearls or rhinestones to the heart shape that formed when placing the angel wings.  Please see the short video for tips on assembling the angel.

I love how quickly and easily this project came together.  I used this project for a demonstration at a Christmas in July Open House at my local paper crafting shop.   My original project is on display there, and a copy was given to an attendee.  I also created a third angel — one for those who either don’t like to make the small flowers or who don’t have time to.  For this version I used pre-made ribbon roses that I purchased at a local fabric store.  They are approximately 1″ in diameter, similar to the ones I created with the Vintage Floret dies.  I also needed some foliage to add cover with those, and I selected a set of rose leaves from an Elizabeth Craft Designs rose die set.  These provided the needed cover.  This version of the angel is featured in the video above.

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Although this project turns out a bit large for most card makers (with the addition of the face, it needs at least a 5″x7″ base), it could easily be a project to send in lieu of a card.  I would add a small tag to the back with a sentiment, and place the finished project on a small easel cut from matching cardstock (the Cheery Lynn Angel Wing easel would work for this, or you could use the Tim Holtz Bigz Small Easel die).  Because of the dimension on the piece, it would be best sent in a bubble wrap mailer.

This was a beautiful project and, although some parts took a little time, it was a simple project to make (even the flowers!).  Be sure to check out the Viva Décor 3D paints — you’ll love the shimmer and dimension that they add to your projects.  Of course you can’t go wrong with the Heartfelt Creations dies and stamp sets!

 

Supply List

Heartfelt Creations dies — Decorative Lace Border (HCD 713), Decorative Lattice Swirl (HCD 733), and Vintage Floret (HCD 727)

Oval and round dies to create face and halo — I used Spellbinders Media Mixage Ovals 1 and Circles 3

Foliage dies — I used Impression Obsession pine branches (DIE097-M) for the Christmas angel, and the rose leaves from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Rose die (799) for the purple angel

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

Cardstock — ivory, green, red and assorted matching/coordinating cardstock for the layers behind the angel

Adhesives — hot glue gun, Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and Scotch Quick Dry glue

Viva Décor 3D stamp paints — for the Christmas angel I used carmine red, moss green, gold and walnut brown; for the purple angel I used silver, moss green, violet and walnut brown

Assorted sponges, paint daubers, etc. to add the paint (these will clean up easily with soap and water after you’ve finished — keep them wet to make it easier to clean them later)

Copic markers E35, R20

ribbon

small pearls or rhinestones

optional – purchased ribbon roses (or other pre-made flowers) – approximately 1″ in diameter  (5)

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

Scrapbook pages with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Dies

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share some new dies that make is easy to create fantastic scrapbook pages, so today I will show you how easy it is to make scrapbook pages with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Dies! These dies are so versatile and will make it a breeze to create layout and cards. There are two sets of dies but you will want to get all four. There are also stamps and paper for this collection.

Here is a list of the supplies that I used for this project:

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B – SKU: HCD 752
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Sizzix Big Shot Machine – SKU: 657900

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I also used the following items from my stash, black and red patterned paper, red card stock and white card stock, Epiphany Crafts Shape Maker – Star.

For my layout I decided to use 5 pictures, I selected my paper and decided what dies that I wanted to use. I cut my mats using the A sets then my pictures using the B sets. You will need to get the corresponding A & B sets to use the dies the way they are intended to be used, but you will definitely want to get all four sets once you have had a chance to play around with them!

Once I had my pictures mounted I laid them out the way I wanted them and adhered them, all that was left to do was to add some finishing touches. I cut two of the arrows from the 1B set and did some journaling on them. I used my Silhouette Cameo for the title and used an tool shaper from Epiphany Crafts for the stars.

These dies make is so easy to get a scrapbook layout completed as you can see in the video above. To create a layout all you have to do is decide what dies you want to use based on how many pictures you want on the page. I am planning on doing a scrapbook layout of my granddaughter featuring a picture from each month for the first 12 months of her life.

Here is a look at my finished layout:
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Here is a close up of the matting:
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I cannot wait to make my next project using these dies. I just love that I can make a quick layout using lots of pictures seamlessly. I also wanted to mention that the stamps and the paper that go along with this collection are beautiful. I hope you like my project this week, stop back next Monday for another layout idea with these very versatile die sets. Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

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