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Repeat Images Technique Trending

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

REPEATING IMAGES are what’s trending now in the scrapbooking and cardmaking world! Check this Repeat Image Card by Patti ( Designer).

It seems that everywhere you look today you see projects using one image repeated several times.

I like that look and it’s what prompted the cards I’m sharing with you today


Click on the link below to see the full technique AND video of repeating images for cards and scrapbook:

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Book Box Mini Album

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

I’m excited to be here with you today! Today is my first design team project for CutAtHome! I chose to use Graphic 45‘s Book box, and add a mini album inside. I also used the gorgeous paper from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea. I used both the 8×8, and the 6×6 paper pads. To go along with the paper, I used the Chipboard 1, along with the Tea tags & pockets. Having the full collection makes it so easy to embellish your project, and it all matches perfect! The Graphic 45 book box is very easy to alter. I first painted the edges with White Gesso. Then I painted it with Folk art Metallic Ice blue…it matched perfect with the collection. I adhered the paper’s on with Mod podge, in the matte finish. Then to add all my embellishments on the front, I used my hot glue gun.

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I used several flowers on the front, some of them I hand-made, with the help of my Silhouette Cameo and a couple of Tim Holtz items. I used a beautiful flourish die by Lori Whitlock & Sizzix. The adorable little box on the front is a Magnolia die called “Pixie box”, which I added a small piece of doily inside.  For the inside album, I used a clear acrylic album that I had in my stash. I dyed some Hug snug seam binding, to match the paper collection, and used it as a tie on the album, that way when the box is displayed standing up, the album will not fall out. BTW… all the graphic 45 paper is 10% Off here at and you can go here as well to see new projects and ideas:

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I kept the inside of the album very simple. After adding my photos, I may go back & add a few things. I also made a charm to go on the binding ring of the mini, and added a little more of that hand-dyed seam binding.

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I hope you enjoy this album, I do have a start to finish on how I made this, if you are interested in seeing the process, here is the video:



Graphic 45:  
Book box:
SKU: 4500844

Botanical Tea 8×8 paper:
skU: 4500888

Botanical Tea 6×6 paper:
SKU: 4500887

Botanical Tea Chipboard 1:
SKU: 4500895

Botanical Tea tags & pockets:
SKU: 4500892

Tim Holtz: Distress ink:

Broken china:
SKU: TIM21414


Sizzix: Flourish Beautiful:
SKU: 659714


Magnolia Pixie box die:
SKU: M47525

Items from my stash:

Tim Holtz Distress ink: Fired brick, Mod podge, Gesso, Folk art paint: Metallic Ice Blue, Hug snug, and flowers.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed my project, it was a lot of fun to make. If you have not tried working with the G45 Botanical tea paper collection, I highly recommend it!

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Deal of the Week!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Hi Scrappers!

In case you missed our VIP newsletter, our Deal of the Week is the Spectrum Noir blendable pencil sets! You have your choice of five different pencil sets in a range of rich colors: Essential, Floral, Marine, Nature and Primary. They have a soft lead for seamless blending and shading techniques with a unique formulation that allows for both intense and soft color from the same pencil. They have a high pigmentation and vibrancy of color that add an extra layer of dimension and really make artwork pop. You will LOVE them!


This week Cut@Home is offering the Spectrum Noir sets at only $23.99!

To see a demonstration on how these colored pencil sets work with stamping, here is a link to our youtube video:

JustRite Victorian Fans with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

We also have a lot of other Specials and Clearance items 50% off!





And don’t forget your VIP coupon – 40% off one Spellbinders and 30% off one Sizzix or Tim Holtz Sizzix dies!

Spellbinders coupon code is AUG674

Sizzix and Tim Holtz Sizzix coupon code is SIZAU4

If you are not a member of our VIP club and want to take advantage of these GREAT savings, you can sign up on our website:

Happy Scrappin’!


Owner of Cut@Home Online Retail Store

Back to School Card featuring Spellbinders Celebra’tions Dies

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Today I have a fun “back to school” card featuring the new pierced dies from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions line.  These new dies come in circles, ovals, squares and rectangles.  My card features the oval pierced dies –

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My first step in making the back to school card was to select an image.  I like this stamp by My Favorite Things.  Since I wanted to color the image with my Copic markers, I stamped it with Memento ink – an ink that dries quickly and doesn’t react with the alcohol ink markers.  I colored the image with my Copics, and then fussy cut it.  When I color this image I sometimes use Glossy Accents to highlight the apple, although I didn’t use it on this card.

To make the notebook paper background, I used a sheet of 4.25” x 5.5” white cardstock and placed it in the Darice embossing folder.  I ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  I often use this stand-alone machine for my embossing.  That is what it is made for, and embossing is what it does really well.  I always get a good crisp image from it.  Once my image was embossed, I trimmed it to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”.  I used colored pencils to add the red vertical line on the left side, and the blue horizontal lines.  I also used my 1/8” hole punch to cut the holes in the side of the paper.  It just took these few very easy steps to make pretty realistic notebook paper sized for a card.

I chose a solid red paper for the background, and cut it 4.25” x 5.5”.  I wanted something very subtle for the image to rest on, so I chose the light blue cardstock.  I cut and embossed the light blue cardstock using the middle-sized pierced oval dies (both the straight cutting die and the piercing die).

The Celebra’tions pierced oval die set includes six dies – three of them straight oval cutting dies, and three of them piercing dies.  To achieve the effect on my card, I used the middle cutting die and the middle piercing die.  You could also use the dies separately – so you could cut a straight oval only, or you could create the pierced effect in the middle of the cardstock only (to highlight a section, for example – but it won’t cut in an oval shape).  Of course you can also use these dies to add several layers to your card.  These are very versatile dies.  Please see the short video for additional information on how the dies can be used.

Or you can view directly on youtube: spellbinders celebrations back to school card

To assemble the card, I attached the notebook paper to the red background using Scor-Tape.  I attached the stamped image to the oval using a low dimensional adhesive, and then attached the oval to the background layers using Scor-Tape.  I added a ¼” sheer ribbon at the side of the card, and centered it over the red line on the notebook paper.  I attached a bow near the top of the image.  The chunky pencil sticker adds a little more fun dimension.  Super easy card!

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As a two-for-Tuesday bonus, I have a golf martini card that features the Celebra’tions pierced rectangle dies –

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This is made using most of the same steps as the back to school card.  See the supply list below for the additional items needed to complete this card.

I love the new pierced dies – they are so easy to use and add just a pop of dimension to an otherwise plain layer.  They work equally well for guy cards and girl cards.  How much fun is that?


Supply List:

Spellbinders Celebra’tions pierced dies – I used the pierced oval and pierced rectangle sets

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Assorted cardstock

Adhesive – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal, the ¼” size; Darice low-dimensional adhesive


Darice embossing folder – Notebook paper

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Blue and red colored pencils

1/8” hole punch

Copic markers –  E00, E02, Y21, Y23, Y26, COO, C0, C1, C2, C6, R27, R29, YG03, YG06

My Favorite Things stamp – al a modes stamp – “An Apple for Teacher”

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Pencil sticker by Jolees

Additional supplies needed for golf martini card —  golf ball brad; solid green bakers twine; Impression Obsession stamp 02184 “Golf Martini”; Copic markers B0000, R27, R29, YG03, YG06, E31, E33, C00, C1, C6; plaid paper from Graphic 45 Good Ole Sport collection


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



Card Making with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

This week I wanted to feature card making with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create dies and stamps and using my Spellbinders Tool N One and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I hope you enjoy! These heartfelt dies are great for card making as well as scrapbooking, they are just so versatile! I also wanted to show some of the beautiful stamps that are part of this collection. Before we get started here is a list of products used that are available on the Cut At Home website.

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 12 x 12 Paper Collection – SKU: HCDP1 245
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create dies, 1A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create dies, 1B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create dies, 2A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create dies, 2B – SKU: HCD 752
Heartfelt Creations Everyday Blooms Pre-cut Set – HCPC 3618
Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms Pre-cut Set – HCPC 3617
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One – SKU: 001
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Forest Moss – SKU: TIM27133

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Items from my stash that I used:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Midnight Emerald, Bazzill Card Stock – Sugar Cookie, VersaMark ink for embossing, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Stippling Brush, BoBunny gems – Baby Bump, Queen & Co. Pearls – Grass Green and adhesive.

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I started by cutting my card base, I cut a 10″ x 7″ piece from the card stock and scored it to make a 5″ x 7″ card base. I cut my rectangles from the patterned paper, I also cut one of the scrolls from the set for the corner of my card.

I decided to emboss and color my stamped image using embossing powder and alcohol markers, the video shows how I did the embossing and coloring.

Or you can watch this directly on youtube.

Once I had the stamped images embossed I cut them out with the corresponding die that I used for the patterned paper, first I embossed the sentiment, I cut it out then I stippled the edges with the distress ink. Next I embossed the flower image, cut it out and colored it with the alcohol ink markers. The video explains how I applied the color.

Once I was happy with the coloring I adhered the elements to the front of the card, then I added the embellishments, I always have to have some bling to finish it off! This is a very clean classic looking card.

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I hope that you like my project for the week, I think this collection is really a must have, there is so much you can create with it! Till next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!


Daisy’s Special Frame

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Hi There!  Karen N here with a fun way to use Spellbinder Nestabilities dies to create a frame for photos in a scrapbook lay-out along with Tim Holtz Ideology Paper.

For this project, I used Tim Holtz Ideology Wallflower Stash paper (which is seriously GORGEOUS!) and the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight, but most any of these fabulous nesting dies would work.  Here’s a close-up of the “frame” that I’m highlighting in this project.



I cut the picture and the light tan out of the 2″ x 3″ size and the dark tan from the 3″ x 4″ size.  I then cut the light tan in half (and cut off the little tips on top and bottom) and adhered them to the back of the photo just peaking out a little bit.  Then I adhered the whole thing to the dark tan.  I love how the added layering highlights the picture.  In my video I neglected to show you the teensy flowers on the right side of the picture.  These were fussy cut from the paper line I used.

I also cut a flower from the Elizabeth Craft Design Flower Set 1.  Here’s a close-up of that cool flower.



Each layer of the flower is cut with alternating patterns.  I curled the edges up or down with my fingers and added some ribbon and burlap.

And here’s the final lay-out!


Here’s a video that demonstrates this technique.  I sure hope you try it!

or you can watch it on YouTube.


Supply list:

Tim Holtz Ideo-ology Wallflower Stash paper

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight

Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Set 1 dies

3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon, burlap ribbon and lace

Thickers alphas

UmWow Studio confetti heart chipboard


Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen N (


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