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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Doodled Die Cut Cards Using Spellbinder In’Spire Caged

Thursday, June 12th, 2014



Today I want to share my doodling with you.  I’ve found it’s a fun pastime and often I’m surprised at how well the doodling turns out.  I had watched a fellow YouTuber doodle flowers and then make them into cards.  I couldn’t find any flower stamps that would work but I did find Spellbinders in’spire Caged die, and it was a great size to divide into sections and doodle.

I’ll show you the step by step for the one on the left in the video plus I’ll share still photos of all the cards shown along with one extra one to give you a little inspiration.

This is a simple process tP1130176o create the cards I’m showing you.  I die cut the in’spire die from American Crafts white 90# cardstock and removed the die.  Next I embossed the card base front with Sizzix Retro CirP1130178cles embossing folder. From the die cut caged dress I removed the lower middle, ‘the cage’ and traced the dress onto a plain piece of white cardstock with a fine tip Micron black pen.  I drew partitions throughout the dress and then filled each section with my doodling.

The next step is to mount the doodled dress to the back of the card front aligning the dress with the opening.  Of course this leaves you with a fine mess on the inside of the card.  Easily solved, cut a mat that will fit on the back leaving 1/4″ between the mat and the edges of the card.  I used decorative paper from Kaisercraft‘s Storyteller 6 1/2″ square pad. These are great paper pads, they not only come with the designer papers but also die cuts and specialty papers which include edging strips.  A great value for your pennies.   By adding a couple of the mats, a border and some tea-dyed seam binding you’ve finished the inside of the card.  And tell me now, would you realize the left side looked ucky before that mat was put down, looks like it belongs huh?

This card is a standard A2 size, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I’ll also show you two note size 4 1/4″ square (shown in the large photo above) in the video photos.  I wanted to mention another styling tip I gleaned online this week.  On the smaller cards above I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen and Faber-Castell black Gelato to create a color wash.  Wow!  I love this technique, thank you YouTube crafter for sharing this with us.  You simply swipe your Gelato across the surface you’re wanting to color and then brush it into shape with the Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.  If you don’t have Wink of Stella experiment with some Perfect Pearls and a water pen and see what you come up with.

So crafty friends, join me on the video and in the mean time Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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IN-001 – Spellbinders in’spire Caged die

PP937 – Kaisercraft 6 1/2″ Storyteller Paper Pad

656650 – Sizzix Texture Fades 2Pk Rays & Retro Circles

658484 – Sizzix Textured Impressions 2Pk Frame and Love Set

658300 – Sizzix Big Shot

Supplies from my Stash: American Crafts white cardstock, ATG gun and glue, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Micron fine tip black pens, ribbon, tulle, flowers,


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.


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.


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/”).


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.


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’!


Visit me at A Soul’s Heartbeat or on YouTube


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

Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Card

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Hi there ! Today we are making a card using Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine stickers and Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Collectables cardstock die cuts to make a fabulous card. Kaisercraft has a lovely whimsical zoo animals in celebration of summer, and what a perfect way to create a kid friendly card.

Let’s get started:

1. Select one of DCWV Cardstock cards as the background.

2. From the Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine sticker sheet , use the blue chevron sticker place on the upper portion of the card to create a ribbon then trim to fit.



3. Under the blue sticker ribbon, place the orange polka dot and leave a 1/4 inch space between the two set of ribbons.

4. Place two of the tab stickers above the chevron sticker. Then place one tab underneath the orange sticker.

Now to use the Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Collectables cardstock die cut set.


5.  Using 3D foam adhesives place two of the circle birds in the middle of the ribbons.

6.  Place the sentiment of your choice of to the right corner. One corner will have a foam adhesive the other will be glued to the circle.

7. Embellish!



For a step-by-step video please see below

This card matches perfectly our Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine shadow box from last week.


Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Stickers

Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Collectables cardstock die cuts

DCWV Cardstock blank cards in solid

3D Foam Adhesive



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Baby Shadow Box.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Hello Sunshine! Today I am working on a baby shadow box featuring Kaisercraft’s Hello Sunshine paper pack and die cut shapes. This paper pack has 6 12×12 double sided pages and includes a sheet of stickers. The co-coordinating papers and stickers make it incredibly easy to mix and match the designs.


The photo on this is project is my darling baby girl who will be 7 soon and our dog both are about 4 months of age at the time.

Once you select your favorite baby photo proceed to select your 12×12 sheet.

Next, find a border or frame to place the photo.

Third, place your larger pieces from the die cut collection using 3D foam adhesive.


Fourth, glue your buttons or any other baby memorabilia.


Once you are done, proceed to place your sheet in the shadow box. For a step-by-step video please see below.


Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Paper Pack

Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Collectables Die Cut shapes

Shadow Box

3D Foam Adhesive



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Card Making: Kaisercraft Confetti Special Girl Card

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Kaisercraft confetti collection has become one of my favorite paper packs ever! The colors are chic, girly and the possibilities are endless. Today I am making a card for a special girl using a non holiday saying. Playing along today, Spellbinders “Modern Stationary” dies will help this card have dimension and layers.  Let’s get started!


1. Select 2 papers from paper pack.


2. Using your Sizzix Big Shot cut the 2 pieces of paper with the Spellbinders Modern Stationary dies.

3. Select 2 embellishments from the confetti collectables die cut shapes, and 1 sentiment.


4. Now put it all together! First glue the larger die to your card, next using 3D squares glue the 2nd Modern die. Now to the sentiment, glue half of the sentiment to the raised die and add two 3D squares to the other side. Now you can glue the other 2 embellishments at the corners. I added a few sequins, done in record time!

special girl

This is a great card for a thinking of you or happy birthday. Here is a step-by-step video. Enjoy!!


Spellbinders Modern Stationary, SKU 5-219

Sizzix Big Shot, SKU 657900

Kaisercraft Confetti paper pack, SKU PK456

Kaisercraft Confetti Collectables





Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Spellbinders Majestic Labels Cards

Thursday, March 6th, 2014


Today I’m sharing two versions of the same card using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 1 and Spellbinders Shapeabilites Gold Corbels & Accents.  By using my suggestions everything else can pretty much be grabbed from what you have on hand.  That’s always a nice feeling isn’t it, using up our stash and stockpile, and yes, I know you have one just as I do!

This card is 6″x6″, a little larger than I normally make, but I wanted to have room for the center aperture to take the focal point.  I cut the dies nestling one inside the other, all but the outer die which I used solely on the cardstock to cut the front opening.  By nestling the dies you get three intricate frames to play with. You can get a good idea of the design from the image below.


In the video I also cut the dies from a solid rose cardstock and show you the difference in perception when you alternate design with solid.  I’ll also share how I used some of the cut apart flower wreaths and swag I have accumulated from local stores for just pennies.  When you take them all apart you have a multitude of flowers to play with.


You can see this vibrant deep rose flower and the delicate pink ones on the front of the card above.  Actually the deep rose flower started out as a poinsettia wreath I picked up last summer, I think I paid a quarter for the wreaths (I bought one in teal as well).  By trimming the flower petals from a pointed poinsettia shape into a curved flower petal you have a flower you can use year round.  The little pink ones came off a long swag and I can’t even guess how many little flowers pieces I got when I cut that apart, oh yes I paid just over a dollar for something that was twenty-five to start with.  I guess what I’m saying is look around at what you have, or what you see on those final final final clearance sections and see if they can be altered down the road to fit your needs.


One last photo to show how I did the inside on this card.  This is the center part I cut from the front of the card, popped up on dimensionals.  Atop that is a Wilton 4″ doily I got from the food section at the grocery store.  I printed my sentiment directly on it.  By cutting the flourish I could tuck a little in the top and bottom to give the inside movement.

Very simple cards that give a very elegant statement, why don’t you make up a few today to have on hand?

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Visit me at A Soul’s Heartbeat or YouTube

Supplies from the Store:

S4-421: Spellbinders Majestic Labels 1

S4-432: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Gold Corbels & Accents

657900: Sizzix Big Shot

656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin dies

Supplies from my Stash: Solid Cardstock, Designer Pattern Paper, Vellum, Flowers, Doily, Glue,




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