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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

JustRite Stampers Owl Be There Stamp Set!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

I was thrilled to get a hold of JustRite Stampers Owl Be There stamp set by Samantha Walker as I have just recently been blessed with another sweet granddaughter, who was proclaimed by her mother to be a “night owl” right from the get go, and we have kind of used an owl theme for this little girl that has been a lot of fun! My daughter made an owl receiving blanket, and crochet an owl beenie hat (adorable!) and I made an owl quilt for her. Purple seems to be the color choice for her as well.

So, since we already had an owl theme, when I saw the Owl Be There set I knew it would be the perfect choice to make her card with.

Owl Be There











This Clear Stamp Set includes twenty-four stamps with owls a tree stump and lots of little sentiments with an owl twist. It is really cute!













Even though I had to fussy cut around the owl and stump, this card was super easy! I colored the stamped images before cutting them out,  and I simply inked around the edges of the inner die cut and outer edge of the card. On the inside I used a sentiment I had from a Fiskar’s set.

Product List:

SW-02016- JustRite Stampers Owl Be There

S6-013- Spellbinders 5×7 Modern Stationary Card Creator Dies

card stock

polka dot pattern paper


Ink Pads


If you are looking for a really fun stamp set, then you really should take a look at this one, however, this isn’t the only cute one that JustRite Stampers has created, there are lots more to choose from! Just go to our website under the JustRite Stampers Brand/Categoryfor a great selection of Cling and Clear Stamp Sets!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!



Card Making: Spellbinders Filigree Egg Cards

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Easter is just around the corner, extra special for me this year because it’s my Granddaughter’s twelfth birthday and we’ll be there to share it with her.   I thought I’d like a couple of cards for family and friends to have on hand for Easter and this Filigree Egg Die D-Lites by Spellbinders was just perfect.  I so love Spellbinders filigree dies they cut so nicely and the impressions are clear, clean and crisp.

Filigree Eggs

Besides the egg die I also used Spellbinders Majestic Labels One die to form the front and back base of my card.  You simply cut two from the die, score one 3/4″ from the side.  By gluing the two together along the fold/scored line you create a hinge to form the basis of your card.

Filigree Eggs-001

The egg was cut twice, one was sprayed with Lindy’s Starburst – Love at First Sight Lavender, the second was left white.  I put pop dots on the lavender side and popped the white egg atop it, making sure the filigrees aligned.  All edges of the card base were inked lightly with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Milled Lavender.  The double egg was then placed on the center of the card base.  Adding a tulle bow, flower with a bling center is just enough pizzazz to finish the card.

Filigree Eggs-010

I used a rub on for my sentiment on the inside

Filigree Eggs-008

To finish the card I used Joy! Crafts Elegant Card Stand die to accompany the card.  (In order to make the easel a little sturdier I cut two, glued them together and then lightly inked the edges).  Hmm… notice there are two easels here?  That means there must be a bonus card idea in the video below, don’t miss it!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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S2-053: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Filigree Egg die

S4-421: Spellbinders Majestic Labels One

60020122: Joy! Crafts Elegant Card Stand

TIM20219: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Milled Lavendar

658300: Sizzix Big Shot

Supplies from my stash: Fabri-Tac glue, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Lindy’s Starburst, Love at First Sight Lavender, Silks in Pink Grapefruit, American Crafts, Pop Dots, Tulle, Flower, Bling, Rub Ons

Sizzix Fancy Favor Box!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Tomorrow begins the official start of spring, which means wedding, parties and showers, which means party favors, and this beautiful Sizzix Fancy Favor Box is perfect for any of these occasions!




It is SOOOO easy to put together! All you really need is one sheet of 12 x 12″ double sided paper, adhesive and a small piece of acetate (I use the clear packaging that my dies come in-I’m cheap), ribbon and a sentiment. Yup, that’s it!

**This is a Big Shot Pro die, so it does require a Big Shot Pro Machine. I adore this machine, but then I am totally hooked on making the adorable boxes and bags that Sizzix has has created dies for. (Thank you Sizzix!)

Now, on to the extremely simple instructions.

1. Cut one piece of double sided paper
2. Fold along score lines
3. Apply adhesive-I prefer using Scor-Tape because I can easily control the placement and application.
4. Cover opening on front of box with acetate or clear plastic
5. Assemble box and lid -Approximate size: 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 5/8″ (assembled)
6. Stamp or apply sentiment to tag (I used another Sizzix die set with a similar tag for a smaller piece that I layered over the tag for a matted effect.
7. Attach tag to ribbon bow and attach bow to top of box.
8. Fill box with goodies and give away!





















Well, it can’t get much simpler than that. You can use this little box for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers-you name it, all you have to do is coordinate paper with occasion!

Now you see why I’m a box junkie and Sizzix enables me to feed my addiction, so to speak-Hi, I’m Carrie and I’m addicted to making bags and boxes out of paper….. Oh, and my job kinda has a small part in allowing me to see all of the fun products on a daily basis. I just can’t help myself!!!! Is there a Scrapper’s Anonymous out there somewhere?

Anyway, I hope that if you have a Big Shot Pro machine you have as much fun with these fabulous dies as I do! If you only have a smaller Big Shot, you can enjoy creating smaller boxes with several fun Bigz XL, Bigz Scoreboard and Bigz Movers & Shapers dies, so don’t feel deprived. They are thinking of everyone!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Product List:

656250 Sizzix Big Shot PRO Machine

658943 Sizzix Bigz Pro Die Box, Fancy Favor

659176 Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK Card Triple Fancy Frame Flip-its

4500809 Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Paper Pad 12 x 12

202 Scor-Pal 1/4″ Scor-Tape


Sentiment stamp

Ink pad

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’!


St. Patrick’s Day Frame Using Spellbinders Card Creator Dies!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

I don’t have many St. Patrick’s Day decorations, so I made this fun St. Patrick’s Day Frame Using Spellbinders Card Creator Dies and Echo Park St Patrick’s Day Sticker Accents.  Simple but fun.













I started with a wood frame that I picked up from one of our local craft stores.  I sanded the rough spots down, inked the edges of the frame with an ink dauber traced and cut the pattern paper, inked the edges, and applied Scor-Tape to the frame, then carefully laid the paper over the top. That was the hardest part of the whole project because I had to line up the paper without touching the tape or it would stick and I couldn’t lift it off.

I embossed the matting for the sticker I used inside the frame, and inked over the top to accent the embossed pattern. I used adhesive foam squares to support the Reflective Moment frame over the open area of the frame, since the opening of the actual frame is larger than the die cut. I used Glittered Accents to adhere the outer framework of the die to the  pattern paper.

To finish off the accents, I used adhesive foam squares on the clovers to lift them off the frame and add more dimension, cut pieces off some bling flourishes to place in the bottom corner and added dots of Crystal Stickles around the frame die cut. Done.











Product List:

S6-011-Spellbinders 5 x 7 Reflective Moment

S6-001-Spellbinders Nestabilities 5×7 Matting Basics A Card Creator

EL-002-Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Regal

SW3901-Echo Park St Patrick’s Day Sticker Accents

210-Scor-Pal Scor-Tape 6×6″

Bling Flourishes

Crystal Stickles

Adhesive Foam Squares

Pattern paper


Have fun creating your own LUCKY projects for St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon! Even if you’re not Irish, you will will feel like you’ve got the best pot ‘o gold in the amazing products you’re using for your crafts! What could be better? (Well, actually, that pot ‘o gold would be kinda nice)

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Sizzix Susan’s Garden Paperwhites!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Today I want to show you a gift that I made using Sizzix Susan’s Garden  Narcissus/Paperwhites dies.   Paperwhites are beautiful flowers that can bloom indoors in the worst of winters.  They add such beauty and fragrance, as well as a reminder that spring is just around the corner.  This year I received a Thanksgiving gift of some paper white bulbs.  It was such fun to watch them grow – very quickly they were more than three feet tall.  The blooms were lovely and fragrant.  I’ve included pictures below of the real flowers, as well as my interpretation.

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paperwhites  paperwhites tall

Paperwhites are very easy to assemble using the Sizzix die set.  First, I cut the pieces from the appropriate colors of cardstock.  I used a nice smooth heavy-weight (80lb.) cardstock to get the best results.  Lighter weight cardstocks or cardstocks that have a linen finish (or other rough finish) do not work as well.  The die set contains twelve dies – only one piece cut from each is needed to complete the flower.  I used my Sizzix Big Kick to cut the pieces.  These are the Thinlits dies, so there should be no difficulty using them in any die cutting machine.

Once the pieces were cut, it was simple to follow the directions from the Sizzix website to assemble the flowers.  Click on this link to access the instructions.  It is important to have the proper tools and mats in order to mold the paper appropriately.  I used the Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool set which includes the needed tools and mats to make any of the Susan’s Garden flowers.  The McGill flower-making tools will also work so long as you have both sets (including mats).  Note that where the instructions tell you to add adhesive to the stamens and dip in Woodland Scenic pollen, I did not use the adhesive or the pollen.  I just added a little orange Pan Pastel to the ends of the stamens for a more subtle color.  Please see the short video for a discussion of the tools and other supplies needed to successfully complete the flowers.

The most important thing in making the flowers is to take your time and work through assembly of the first flower.  Any flowers you do after that will be so much simpler and quicker.   Sizzix and the designer, Susan Tierney Cockburn, do such a nice job of breaking down the steps for making beautiful paper interpretations of the flowers that we love so much.  They are quite simple and so much fun to make!

Once the flowers were complete, it was very easy to attach them to the chalkboard frame using a little bit of Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal.   I tied a few strands of ivory burlap string to the burlap rope hanger on the chalkboard frame for added decoration.  This ended up being a very quick and easy project.

Supply List:

Sizzix Susan’s Garden paperwhite/narcissus dies set

Die cutting machine – I used my Sizzix Big Kick

Cardstock – white, cream, yellow and green

Flower tool set and mats – I used the Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool set

Small chalkboard frame

Adhesive – I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Pastels – I used orange (stamens) and bright yellow green (leaves) Pan Pastels

May Arts ivory burlap string



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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