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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Christmas Layout

Friday, December 27th, 2013

I hope that you had a very merry Christmas and now that it is over we are all in serious need of page layout ideas to be able to get all of those pictures scrap booked. Here is one that heather did as part of her scrapbooking exchange she is a part of. These layouts have to be fairly quick because she has to duplicate it multiple times.

First start with cute paper, we used Spellbinders Media Mixage. Next we knew we wanted to use the embossed Christmas tree we got a little while ago from Darice Embossing Essentials. and the Christmas bells from Tim Holtz. And the last bit is just aranging it all to fit the page.

These pictures are of our kids last year setting up the Christmas tree. it is really sad now that it is all over it is time to take it down but hey we still have the memories, right? Hope you had a great Christmas and have a fun and safe New Year!!!



MM-:Spellbinders-Media Mixage

658765:Tim Holtz-Christmas Bells

1218-118:Darice Embossing Essentials-Christmas Tree

S5-190: Spellbinders-Nestabilities Majestic Elements

2228: Want2Scrap- Amber Rhinestones

4038: Want2Scrap- Baby Bling

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather



Twelve Days of Christmas Tags

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Christmastide, or the Twelve Days of Christmas, begins soon so my project for today is a set of Twelve Days of Christmas Tags.  The tags are made using Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas papers and a Sizzix/Brenda Walton die (Inserts and Envelopes Mini Correspondence), and are very quick and easy to make.

12 tags    closeup

I began by selecting papers from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas, Patterns and Solids 6×6 paper pack to make the pockets.  I also selected a solid paper for the tag – Bazzill “Cream Puff”.   I used 1/2 sheet of the 6×6 paper for each pocket, a 2″x3″ piece of the Bazzill paper for each tag.  I used my Sizzix Big Kick to cut the twelve tags and pockets from the Mini Correspondence die.  The pockets are easily assembled with just a couple of folds (the die adds the score lines as you cut each pocket) and a little Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal.

I used the “Turtle Dove”, “Calling Birds”, “Golden Rings”, “Swans a Swimming”, ”Ladies Dancing”, and “Drummers Drumming” sheets from the Twelve Days of Christmas 8×8 paper pack to cut the elements to decorate the pockets and tags.  The 12 days lists that I used on the back of each tag are from the back of the “My True Love” paper (you’ll need both sheets to cut 12).   It takes just a few minutes to decorate each tag and pocket.  I attached each of the elements with 1/8″ Scor-Tape.  I added an eyelet and some ribbon to the top of each pocket to finish it.  The finished tags and pockets are approximately 2″x3.5″.  Here’s a close up of the front and back of day 5.

5 front    5 back

I thought this was a very cute, and easy holiday project.  Merry Christmas!


Supply List 

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas 8×8 paper pad and 6×6 Patterns and Solids paper pad

Bazzill 12×12 paper – Cream Puff (you’ll only need 1/2 sheet)

Sizzix/Brenda Walton Bigz XL die - Inserts and Envelopes Mini Correspondence

Sizzix Big Kick

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Scissors and paper trimmer

Ribbon (approx. 3 yards)

We R Memory Keepers Crop a Dile


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’




Cristmas Gift Idea

Friday, December 20th, 2013

So in case you didn’t realize, Christmas is almost here and I have a gift idea that you can throw together to give to any friend or family member. Just grab a can, we used a can of Pirroettes and some cute paper and begin by covering it, If you are looking for some really cute Christmas paper we used Elf Magic from BoBunny. Next, we cut out these really ornate doilies which we though were great for snowflakes from Spellbinders and fancied them up with some bling. Last but not least the top was simply the the die cut backed with corrugated paper.

It is fun to give a gift a personal touch and it really does not take all that long. As you give those gifts, get creative, get out your crafting stuff, and make a gift one to remember.




14916921: Bo Bunny-Elf Magic Collection Pack

DVW-244: Die-Version-On The Trail Wispers

S5-205: Spellbinders-Delicate Dolies

MS-019-00002: DCWV- The Courigated Stack

7524: Want2Scrap-Baby Bling

2057:Want2Scrap: Royal Blue Rhinestones

Score Tape



Hot Glue


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather

Sizzix Sleigh Favor Box!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

I just can’t believe that Christmas Day is exactly one week from today, but it truly is, so I have made this adorable Sizzix Sleigh Favor Box by Brenda Walton for a few special people who put up with a lot from me. I SOOOO love this die! It surprised me at how quickly it actually went together once I had all the pieces cut out. I can’t tell you how long that took because I cut out enough for 8 boxes, and I cut some chipboard runners as well as the paper to cover them to give more stability for the candy, but the assembly took less time than the cutting and I had a great time putting them together. You could even verify that with my husband who was watching TV (or trying to) next to me, and had to listen to me say how cute they were, more than a few times! He tells me all the time how easy I get excited over the littlest things. He’s right (this once).  ;)








Here’s what I used:

658742 Sizzix Sleigh Favor Box die by Brenda Walton

Red card stock


pattern paper


Tombo glue

glue dots for flowers

Very simple. You can dress them up as simple or elaborate as you choose, but I was getting down to the wire here, so I chose to keep it simple. I have since wrapped them up in some cellophane and ribbon and they look awesome!

Since I will not be blogging on Christmas Day, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



The 12 Days of Christmas

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I know this is late showing you this because you need to start this today but our family is doing the 12 days of Christmas for a family friend this year (shhhhhh don’t tell) and we thought we would share the little envelopes we are using for it. This is a tradition my family did every year and we thought we would continue it this year and it is amazing how excited it has gotten the kids to share and give to someone else.

I love these stamps we got from Graphic 45! It really made things easy, all we did was stamp and cut them out. Next we chose the paper for the envelopes which was Kaisercraft’s St. Nicolas paper pack which has some really cute designs and is double sided which makes a fun envelope. lastly we got out our Cricut out to cut out the envelopes to find out that it was not working so I improvised and cut them out by hand so if you have an envelope maker it would take you a lot less time to make than it did us.

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We are so excited to go and start this tonight by putting the treat on their doorstep and doorbell ditching our friends. Hope you can all go out there and make a new tradition this holiday season.


IC0286:Graphic 45-12 Days of Christmas

PK448: Kaisercraft-St Nicolas


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Doug and Heather

Gift Tag Holiday Banners

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Today I want to share a couple of gift tag holiday banners.  There are so many fun gift tag dies on the market right now, and banners are still very popular.  It seemed a logical choice to put the two together to create a quick and simple Christmas decoration.

Bright Banner

Christmas Banner resized










For the “Merry & Bright” banner, I used the “Tilda TagMagnolia DooHickey die.  What a fun tag!  I love the little distress edging, and the topper that goes with this tag.  It is perfect to showcase in a banner.  I began by cutting 12 tags and toppers from white cardstock.  I edged each of the tags and toppers with Memento Lady Bug ink (using a Darice craft marshmallow).

I used a set of Memory Box dies (Parker) to cut the letters and symbol needed for my holiday sentiment.  Attaching the letters to the tags can be somewhat tricky because of all of the small parts.  I found it easiest to use a product called “Sticky Dots” by Therm-O-Web.  Sticky Dots comes as a small sheet of adhesive.  To use this product, you lift a liner sheet to place the small pieces face up on the adhesive, and then replace the liner and rub over the images to be adhered.  You then pull back the liner, and remove the “sticky” images.  This product works great any time that you have small pieces to be adhered (or, for example, if you have an intricate die cut design).

To finish, I placed a letter on each tag.  I decorated the tag with a couple of candy canes cut from May Arts candy cane satin cut-outs (adhered with Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal).  I added a green nailhead where the candy canes intersected.  I used 1/8″ red and white satin ribbon to string the tags.  This sentiment works best as one long banner – I separated it into two only for purposes of the photograph.

For the second banner, I used the Christmas Label die by Nellie ‘s Choice.  This is a two-piece tag, and I love the finished look of attaching the two pieces with dimensional adhesive.  These tags were cut from ivory cardstock and each piece was edged with Memento Pistachio ink before attaching them with the dimensional adhesive

This banner is finished pretty much in the same way as the “Merry & Bright” banner.  For this one, I used the Memory Box typewriter alphabet to cut the letters from a sheet of red velvet specialty paper.  The flowers I attached to each tag were also made of red velvet.

Tag banners are such a quick and easy holiday project.  They are also perfect as a family project.


Supply List:

Tilda Tag die by Magnolia Doohickeys

Christmas Star tag die by Nellie Snellen

Memory Box alphabet dies – Parker and Typewriter

Memento ink – Lady Bug and Pistachio

Darice craft marshmallow

May Arts satin cutouts ribbon – candy cane

Small green nailheads

Red velvet flowers (the brand I used was Offray)

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Dimensional adhesive

Sticky Dots by Therm-O-Web

1/8” ribbon to string the banners – red, white and ivory


Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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