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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas


Spellbinders Curved Borders Cards

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Spellbinders  has a collection of dies called Borderabilities Card Creator.  They are sets of border dies that can add a variety of decorative edges.  The card above show two dies to create the scalloped border across the bottom of the card.  I fussy cut the bird and flowers from Tim Holtz idea-ology Wallflower collection (that’s also what decorates the card inside).

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If you join me on the video below we’ll do a step-by-step on how to make the card above.  Again using the Wallflower paper and fussy cutting the butterflies for the outside.  These cards are all standard A2 size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  The dies have little notches on the sides to help you line up the edge of your card.  I used the Sizzix Magnetic Platform with my Sizzix Big Shot to hold the thin dies in place while cutting.  The cards are resting in Joy!Crafts Elegant Card Stand.

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This card uses a combination of the Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Border dies, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms Two dies to form the flower and fussy cut pieces from the Sizzix Floral Vine embossing folder.  I lightly inked the raised edges of the embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet.

The possibilities with these borders dies are only limited by your imagination.  By combining two or more borders you’ll achieve a lacy yumminess to edge of your card bases.  Try them out and see what combinations you like best.  Be sure and check the store, there are many different border die sets to choose from.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit me at  - A Soul’s Heartbeat, YouTube or Facebook

 Supplies:

 

S5-182: Spellbinders  A-2 Scalloped Borders One

S2-045: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms Two

657900: Sizzix Big Shot

656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Dies

TH93110: Tim Holtz Wallflower Collection

60020122: Joy!Crafts Elegant Card Stand

657783: Sizzix Floral Vine w/Bird Embossing Folder

Supplies from my Stash: Wink of Stella glitter pen; white and yellow cardstock; ribbon, charm, black fine tip pen; Glossy Accents; bling; Ek Success Deep Scallop Edger; Websters lace

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Pansies and Violets

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Today my project is a “Thank You” card featuring Sizzix Susan’s Garden Pansies and Violets.  I love how beautiful these flowers turn out, and how easy they are to make.   With pansies and violets as the focal point of your card, you don’t really need much more.

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I started the project by selecting medium purple, vibrant yellow and green cardstock for my pansies, along with a darker purple and green cardstock for my violets.  I followed the instructions on the Sizzix website and used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut the pieces needed to make several pansies and violets.  Note that especially the first time making a flower from Susan’s Garden, you need to be prepared to make a practice flower or two, etc. that perhaps won’t be useable in the end project.  I thought that might especially be true with the pansy since it needed so much color added, but I was wrong — it was actually quite easy.

The first step for the pansies and for the violets is to add the color to the flower petals.  This is easily done using the Pan Pastels and Copic marker.  I used a violet Pan Pastel on the pansy, and yellow on the violets.  The same Copic marker worked for both.  Please see the short video for additional information on how to color the flower petals.

Once the petals are colored, the rest of the assembly is easy.  I used a larger ball stylus to shape the petals, and then the tweezers to pinch and bend the edges.  For the pansy, used a large ball stylus to cup the calyx.  I glued the two purple petals side by side onto the calyx first, and then the two smaller yellow petals on either side of the purple ones.  The larger yellow petal is glued in the final position on the calyx.  Each of these petals should overlap the others slightly.  It is a similar process for the violets, only there is no particular order to gluing the petals onto the calyx.  Because they are smaller petals I needed to use smaller tools, etc.   Each of the flowers needs to dry and “shape” for a while  in one of the Sizzix flower pots (or a similar container).  I also needed to stem, vein, pinch and bend each of the leaves.  There are detailed instructions for all of this on the Sizzix website (just search for the Pansy/Violet die and then click on the pdf instructions).  Videos are also available there to guide you through the steps.  I know that all of this sounds very complicated, but it really isn’t — especially if you’ve made other of the Susan’s Garden flowers.

Once the flowers had a chance to dry and shape in the flower pots, I removed them and added the leaves.  The final step was to add the drop of yellow in the center with the Viva Paper Pen.  Note that you have to allow sufficient drying time for this — generally at least 3-4 hours.  I usually place the flowers back into the pots while the center is drying to prevent any “accidents”.

Assembling the card was very easy.  I cut an A-2 sized background paper (4.25″ x 5.5″).  For this card I used a Graphic 45 paper from the Sweet Sentiments collection.  I selected a square doily to dress things up a bit.  My doily was 5″ wide, too large to fit onto the card.  Instead of cutting it, I centered it, keeping equal margins on the bottom and sides, with the excess folded to the back.  I first placed my ribbon bow and flowers, etc. to see how they would best fit on the card, and then attached everything with Scor-Tape — 1/8″ for the doily, and wider for the other pieces.  To finish, I added a gold “Thank You” sticker, and then mounted the card front onto a card back.  I stamped an appropriate sentiment on the inside of the card.

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This was a very fun and easy project.  The main thing is to be sure to allow enough time for drying, etc. for the flowers.   Next time I will make a few extra flowers to have on hand for a quick card in the future.

Note that you might want to add some protection for the flowers if you want to mail a card that is dimensional like this is.  Sizzix makes domes that you can place over the flowers to protect them.  I also was able to find an A-2 card-sized plastic box to hold the card and protect it while in transit.

 

Supply List

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Pansy/Violet

Sizzix Big Shot

cardstock – assorted

Sizzix Susan’s Garden Tool Kit

Sizzix flower pots

Pan Pastels — 470.5 violet and 250.5 diarylide yellow

Copic marker – V17 amethyst

Viva Paper Pen — 201 sunny yellow

square doily

soft white 1″ ribbon

gold Starform sticker “Thank You”

Scotch Quick Drying Adhesive

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

 

Thanks and Happy  Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

Spellbinders Create a Rose

Monday, April 21st, 2014

This week I made a 3 dimensional card using the Silhouette Cameo and Spellbinders Create a Rose die set. I used a design that is available on the Silhouette On Line Store it is a flower pot card design, then I put my own twist on it.
Here is a list of the products that I used that are available on the cut at home website.
Spellbinders Create a Rose die set – SKU: S2-067
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12 x 12 Paper Pack – SKU: 4500889
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Peeled Paint – SKU: TIM20233
Silhouette America, Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
I also used card stock, Washi tape, ribbon and brads from my stash.
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I started by cutting the card pieces on the silhouette, I resized the card for my own preferences. I did not cut the flower that comes with the card template instead I made some roses with the Spellbinder dies and cut a few other flowers on the Silhouette.
These new flower making dies from Spellbinders are fabulous once you get the hang of it, it took me a couple of tries to get it down right and I went from a variety of glue till I found what worked best for me. I ended up having the best luck with a glue gun. There are quite a few steps but the results are really worth it. Watch the video below for my first try making a rose.
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After I made the first one the others were easier to make, I also ended up inking the edges of the flowers which I didn’t show in the video. I really love the way the flowers turned out.
After I made the flowers I printed the sentiment for the inside of the card on my Cameo, It is easy to do, I made a previous video on how to do this, the video is available on the Cut at Home blog.
Next I assembled my card, I made a total of 6 flowers, three roses and three other flowers, I arranged them on the top of my card, added the leaves that I made with the Spellbinder dies, added the Washi tape and ribbon. Here is the finished product.
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Here is a look at the inside of the card.
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I hope you enjoyed my card, until next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin.

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Card Making: Kaisercraft Spring Bloom Card

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Spring is here and so lovely, best part of spring is a paper pack by Kaisercraft. The name is Spring Bloom and the colors are absolutely stunning featuring rich corals, pink and teal.

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I could not pass up this stack to make a very happy Spring card.

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Let’s get started! For this project you will be using 4 sheets from your stack. Next proceed to trim them to the following sizes:

Large background 5 in. x 4 in.,

Square 3 in. x 3 in.

Long rectangle 2.5 in. x 3.75 in.

Paper ribbon 5.25 in. x 1.5 in.

Once trimmed, proceed by using a dark brown ink to edge around each piece of paper. Here I used Hero Arts Cubes in “Cup O’ Joe”.

Now to glue them in the same order as above.

To give the card a 3D effect, use foam adhesives when placing the paper ribbon.

Next place your sentiment, which can be found in the paper stack and a flower from theKaisercraft Spring Bloom Collectables die cuts.

A step-by-step video is at the end of this post.

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Items needed for this project:

Kaisercraft Spring Bloom 6×6 Paper Pack and Spring Bloom Collectables die cuts

Hero ArtsQuiet Morning ink cubes in Cup O’ Joe

Paper trimmer

Adhesive

Foam Adhesive

 

 

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Crystal

Kaisercraft Art of Life Birthday Card

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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My other half is having a birthday this week and I wanted a ‘manly’ card for him, you know the kind, no bling, no flowers, no ribbon!  Ughh, that can be boring if you’re not careful.  In order to dress up my masculine card I started with Kaisercraft‘s Art of Life Collection and Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One dies.  Using Core’dinations Sand Castle paper for my card base I took a folded sheet and placed it in my Sizzix Big Shot with the long edge of the die protruding a tad over the fold.  By cutting this way you’ll end up with your three sides decorative cut but the top edge folded to make a base for the card.

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I placed a piece of cut filmstrip, from the paper, for the focal point on the front and then used the domino paper from the collection to cut the numbers out backing them with medium weight chipboard and using my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to give them just a hint of sparkle.  When I started to video the card I do in the step-by-step for you I realized I didn’t have enough of the brown stickers to spell out my words so I actually took some neon green ones and a black permanent felt tip pen and colored them.  The trick here is to make sure when you remove the sticker from the sheet you use the pen around the edges (you can color the letters while they are still attached to the full sheet and just touch up when removed, much easier this way). to add a bit of ‘manly’ bling I used Tim Holtz gears here and there on the front.

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Inside are two Journal Stickers from Tim Holtz idea-ology line.  I took an extra-small alpha stamp set and stamped my message and then used a tiny paperclip (also Tim Holtz) to attach the two tickets together before gluing them to the paper mat inside.  Using a white gel pen to do faux stitching around the inside mat just gives it a little pop.  So there you have it, a very masculine birthday card for someone special in your life.  Please check out the video for a complete walk through on how to make this card.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit me at A Soul’s Heartbeat or on YouTube

Supplies:

PP926: Kaisercraft Art of Life 6×6 Paper Pad

SS213: Kaisercraft Art of Life Cardstock Stickers

S4-406: Spellbinders Labels Thirty-one

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

657900: Sizzix Big Shot

207: Scor-Tape 1″

203: Scor Tape 1/2″

Supplies from my Stash: Kaisercraft Art of Life 12×12 Paper Collection, Core’dinations Sand Castle cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Journaling Tickets – Gears – Tiny Paper Clip, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, Webster’s Pages alpha stickers, mini alpha stamps, dimensional foam, ATG gun, Beacon Fabri-Tac, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, white gel pen

Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create A Lily Cards

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I’m back this week with another set of cards using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create-a-Flower dies.  This week I’m using the Lily dies to create two cards and three different colored lilies to give you some inspiration and ideas for your own flower garden of cards or embellishments.

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You aren’t going to pop these flowers out in a minute or two, but the time you spend will be will worth it when you hold the finished product in your hands.  They are so delightful to make.  Once the petals and stamens are glued to the base you can really see the flower take shape from paper pieces to a beautiful embellishment to add to your cards or projects.

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I used lily images from Google to get an idea of how to do the spots on the flowers. On the card above I used some lace from my stash along with papers from Tim Holtz new Wallflower paper collection.  A few metal pieces and a stickpin were just enough to complete this A2 size card (4 1/2″ x 5 1/”).

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The second card example is using a pink lily.  I cut the petals from pink cardstock and painted the edges with white pigment ink.  The die underneath is Spellbinders French Harmony.  Adding just a wrap of pink stained seam binding to the flower gives it a nice finish.  I tucked in a flower spray and stick pin from my stash.

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Please check out my video for a step-by-step walk through of how to make a yellow lily.  Be sure to check out the huge assortment of flower dies in the store to create your own garden of embellishments.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit me at A Soul’s Heartbeat or on YouTube

Supplies:

S2-065: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create-a-Lily dies

S5-222: Spellbinders Expandable Patterns French Harmony

657900: Sizzix Big Shot

656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Dies

TH93110: Tim Holtz Wallflower Collection

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs

TIM35008: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Mowed Lawn

TIM27102: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Bundled Sage

TIM21438: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dried Marigold

TIM21506: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade

Supplies from my stash: Wink of Stella in clear, Seam binding, stick pin, metal embellishments, cardstock, lace

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