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Archive for the ‘Spellbinders’ Category

Scrapbook Layout with Spellbinders Cascade Dots

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Happy Monday! This week I did a scrapbook layout with Spellbinders Cascade Dots A2 Card Die, yes a scrapbook layout! I wanted to share ways to use this die in a scrapbook layout. I also used Pebbles Chalks for creating the bubbles in the layout.

Before we get started here is a list of supplies I used for my project that are available here at the Cut at Home site:

Spellbinders Cascade Dots A2 Card Die, SKU: S4 456
Pebbles Chalk Set – Pastels, SKU: 742002
Sizzix Big Shot, SKU:657900
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo, SKU:SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T

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Other products used from my stash, pink, blue and white card stock, vellum, washi tape and acrylic circles.

This was such a fun project, I took these pictures last weekend while we were blowing bubbles, and I had just gotten the Cascade Dots die, it’s a great die for card fronts, but it reminded me of bubbles so I thought it would be perfect for my layout!

I started with two 12 x12 sheets of pink card stock, next I cut two white and three blue of the Cascade Dots. I trimmed my pictures in length to 5 1/2 inches to match the die cuts. The blue and white I used Bazzill Bling card stock, I like the shimmer of that stock. Next I ran a strip of Washi tape across the top and bottom of one of the pink card stock sheets. Next I arranged the die cuts and photos in an alternating pattern on the page, after I adhered the die cuts and photos I took three more pictures and cut them out with a circle cutter, I adhered those on the die cuts. Finally I made the bubbles for the embellishments. To learn how to make the bubbles see the above video. Here is a look at the finished page:

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For the second page I used the pink card stock for the base, next I took two of the pictures and adhered them to the right side of the page, next I ran a strip of Washi tape right along side of the pictures. I knew I wanted to use “Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere”, so I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the title. I used a font called “Bubble Font” for the word Bubbles. I also had two other pictures that I wanted to be a focal point, I used the last two die cut pieces one blue, on white, arranged them on the left side of the page, placed one of the pictures offset on the die cut, then used a circle cutter to cut the other picture, I placed that over the other die cut. I adhered everything once I was happy with the arrangement. Finally I created and added more bubbles! Here is a look at the second page:

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This was such a fun layout, I really love how the bubbles came out using the vellum and the chalks, one bit of advise for adhering the bubbles once you have them made, if you have a Xyron sticker maker the acrylics will feed through it and it makes it so you cannot see the adhesive. Here is a look at the two pages together:

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I hope you enjoyed my project this week, until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin!
Polly
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Must Have Tools for Cardmakers

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hi Everyone, today I’m sharing some of my best loved tools with you.  Tools I feel any Cardmaker should have in their stash, eventually.  That doesn’t mean you must run out and buy them all today, especially if you are new to this fun and rewarding hobby.  But I wanted to share what works for me and why.  Things I use on a daily basis in my cardmaking and crafting. This will help you with all your projects on sizzix,spellbinders, and tim holtz

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CHECK OUT MY LIST HERE: http://ucutathome.com/blog/best-cardmaking-tools/

 

 

 

Silhouette Vinyl and Heat Transfer paper – Deal of the Week!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Hello scrappers!

We are clearing the decks for all the NEW Silhouette America product! I know last week I told you the new vinyl and heat transfer paper was in stock. Well…I got my order and it wasn’t in the box. I was passed incorrect (albeit hopeful) information which wasn’t true, so I apologize for that! The good news is it is on its way and that means I have to clear out the discontinued stock. So the Deal of the Week is select vinyl and heat transfer from Silhouette at 30% off!

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The VIP codes for September are SEP432 for Spellbinders and SIZ9SE for Sizzix and Tim Holtz Sizzix.

When I got into work this morning, I had a pleasant surprise waiting for me from Spellbinders. Their new Create-A-Flower and Pretty Petal Die D-Lites are shipping this week! You see the video of the new Cherry Blossoms on our Youtube channel. Here is what the project looks like:

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They look so real!!

Other new items I am introducing this week is the Pink Lemonade collection from Magnolia. Tilda is dressed in her best summer finery and you will love this stamp collection.

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Isn’t she adorable!

Another item I am really excited about is the Darice Embossing Essentials dies! We all LOVE their embossing folders and these dies will compliment the EF’s great! These chemically etched dies come in a variety of geometric shapes as well as other popular shapes like hearts, labels, etc. They can be used in most die-cutting machines and at $13.49 per set, the price point is really a bargain. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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We will be featuring a separate blog post and video on these later this month.

Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations has done it again with another gorgeous collection of dies, stamps and paper! You are going to really go for the Classic Sunflower Collection! Here is an example of a card from this collection. I love the pairing of sunflowers with denim.  Here is an example of two of the papers.

 

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Makes me want to redecorate my entire house in sunflowers and denim!

For those of you who happen to be shopping this weekend, and noticed our store was empty of all products for a few hours, we had a corrupt file in our product table. It was probably me, as I was loading the new Silhouette vinyl fast and furiously! I take credit for it and offer my apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced. If you happen to be caught by a “Marcie Bug” as I like to call them, let Tristan or Tauna know, and mention free gift in your next order and for your inconvenience, we will add one to your order. The store was still totally safe and secure, it was NOT a breach, just me going too fast! Sorry!

Have a great week! I will see you next Monday with our NEW Deal of the Week and other fabulous new products. Until then, keep watching our blog and youtube channel as my incredibly talented Design Team give you ideas and tips on how to make the most of your papercrafting hobby.

Happy Scrappin!

Marcie

Cut@Home Owner

Panel Canvas Technique

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Karen N here today sharing with you a fun technique that you can use to create a home decor piece called canvas panel with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Paper.  I took a class from Tim Holtz a couple years ago and have adapted what I learned into a simple way to create something cool to hang on the wall.  You can see other home decor ideas on our pinterest cardmaking page as well. Here’s the finished piece.

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I started with a 6″ x 6″ canvas that I got from my mom.  I took the back off of a 6×6 paper pad and cut it to 5″x5″, then I cut it in half.  For the vertical panels, I cut a 1.5″ piece and then cut 1/4″ off and used the rest of the panel on the left side.  On the right side, I cut 2″ and then cut off 1/4″, cut 1″ and cut off 1/4″ and then used the rest for the bottom panel.

Once the panels are all cut, then comes the FUN part.  Decorating them. I used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower paper to cover them in varying patterns and added the following embellishments: See more Tim Holtz videos.

1. Upper left:  Sentiment (from Unity Stamp Company) and butterfly chip from UmWow Studio.

2. Lower left:  ribbon and lace from 3 Girl JAM and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key (attached with a Tim Holtz jump ring).

3.  Upper right:  Flower cut from Elizabeth Craft Design die – Flower Set 1 and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage leaves.

4.  Middle right:  Tim Holtz word band and Timeless Twine in Neutral

5.  Lower Right:  butterfly fussy cut from Wallflower paper.

You can embellish each panel however you want though.  Lots of fun to do….and it becomes something you’ll be proud to give as a special gift or to hang in your home!

To see a video with how I put together this canvas, please check this out or watch on youtube directly.

Craftily yours,

 

Karen

 

Changing it Up With Card Fronts

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

First off, I forgot to mention in the video these dies are ‘Pre-Order’ which means they haven’t hit the store yet, but if you like them order them now and they’ll be shipped as soon as they hit the shelf.  OK on with the show folks!  Spellbinders, bless their hearts, have done it again.  They are just so darn creative.  They have some new dies in their Shapeabilities Collection called Card Fronts.  I’m going to introduce you to two of them today.  They are super!  The 3 F kind – – – Fast, Fun and Fantastic! SEE VIDEO!

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I made one using each of the dies I have the Spellbinders Contemporary Strip and the Leaves A Fallin’ Card Front Dies.  I used Graphic 45’s Time to Celebrate  and  Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed paper collections along with some solid cardstock for my card bases.  Both cards are standard A2 size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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These dies cut a decorative panel (which you can emboss for more detail) that fit directly on your A2 card front.  Or, if you don’t use the outer die to cut it out you can use a paper trimmer to trim to a custom size.  That’s what I’ve done on the Get Well Card because I was using a scrap of paper that didn’t quite fit the width of the die.  So I just used the inner panel for the decorative elements, embossed it and then cut it with my paper trimmer leaving the top edge wider than what you’d get if you used the die mat frame included.  I also snipped off the lower portion below the last row of circles.  So don’t be stuck in the ‘do it as it shows it’ puddle, change it up to fit what you have or the look you’d like to achieve.

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Using the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments 4 I added the script ‘thinking of you’ and ‘get well’ to each card.  These are fantastic word sentiment dies that cut easily and pop out with no problem at all.  You can always add some glitter and/or Glossy Accents to give the words more zip and pizzazz.  The last die I used was the  die-namites ‘Lovely Grass for the inside.  This is a darling die and I cut it down quite a bit to fit the card base.  I haven’t tried it yet but they say among other things you can cut even thin chipboard and cork sheets.  So I hope you’ll check out the card fronts and watch the video too, I’ll walk you through the dies and the construction of the cards to inspire you to change up your card fronts with the new Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Dies.

Go ahead and check out my video as well if that helps!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

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Supplies from the store:

S4- 454: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Die – Contemporary Strip
S4- 461: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Die – Leaves A Fallin’
S2- 140: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments 4
DN-1024: die-namites Lovely Grass Die
4501006: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12×12 Paper Collection
HCDP1 233: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Paper Collection
657900: Sizzix Big Shot Machine
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

New Spellbinder dies!!

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

New Spellbinder dies are here! They have come out with some beautiful new dies! I’ve had the pleasure to be able to work with some of these new dies. They are available through Cut At Home for pre-order! They are so intricate and unique! I used a couple of the new dies to make some simple cards. Here is a “Happy birthday” card:

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I used the beautiful script “Happy birthday” word die. This die also comes with the sentiment “With love”. They are both beautiful! They also now have card front dies. It comes with two separate dies. The decorative front, and the outside edge die. If you use both of them together, it will cut out a piece that is a perfect size for an A2 size card, which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. If you choose to use only the decorative front, then it will give you a window into your card base. Here is a card I made, using “Contemporary Circles”, and the “Happy birthday”.

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Having the card front die really makes it simple & quick to put together a card. I used both the decorative die, along with the outside edge, which gave me the perfect size for the front of my Kraft card base.

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This is the Floral card front die.

Here are a few photos of some of the new Spellbinder releases:

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As you can see they have such great detail to them & they can be used all together, or separate! You can also check them out here on Facebook or Google Plus.

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I have a video where I go through several of the new dies, if you’d like to see them in greater detail, please click on the video below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dies shown in video:

Holiday Angel: SKU S3-209
Floral card front: SKU S4-450
Contemporary Circles card front:  SKU S4-450
Labels 40: SKU S4-465
Decorative Accents: SKU S4-466
Fleur De Elegance: SKU S4-475
Sparkle die: SKU S4-476
Conversation Bubble 4: SKU S2-138
Holiday Sentiments: SKU S2-118
Sentiments 3: SKU S2-139

Please also stop by to see me at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/corenescreations

 

 

 

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