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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Fantastic Back To School Dies And Paper!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

It’s that time of year when school bells are ringing and yellow buses are back on the road and homework is part of the nightly routine. Mom’s are exhausted just trying to get the kids out the door and peanut butter is a staple for sack lunches. Before you sent the kids out the door for the first time, you will want to capture the first day on your camera and we have all the needed products that will help you scrapbook those school day memories! Just check out our School category!

Graphic 45  An ABC Primer Collection is shipping now! A happy-go-lucky paper collection that pays homage to the vintage schoolhouse and classic nursery rhymes of times gone by. Recall fond memories from a simpler time when learning took place in a one-room schoolhouse, and cozy afternoons were spent studying the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. This collection includes :

An ABC Primer 12×12 Paper Pad, An ABC Primer 8×8 Paper Pad, An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 1, An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 2, and stamp sets in collaboration with Hampton Arts-An ABC Primer 1, An ABC Primer 2 and An ABC Primer 3.

DCWV‘s Grade School Paper Stack  and Grade School Mat Stack are perfect for younger kids, and the High School Mat Stack is stylin’ for the older ones!

QuicKutz offers a large variety of school related dies that can help you embellish pages for all of your children from Pre-School – Collage!

I no longer have young school age children but if I can give any advise, it would be to record those days as soon as possible because you don’t remember things like you think you will and you don’t get any more time once they leave! There are still only 24 hours in a day and other things will fill in that time before you know it (like grandchildren)!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




New Spellbinders Edgeabilities Dies!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I have had the opportunity to “test drive” a few of the brand new Spellbinders Edgeabilities dies and I believe that you are going to be just as pleased with these dies as the rest of your Spellbinders collections! The Edgeabilities are so versatile in that once you buy all 6 sets, you can mix and match to make over 75 different designs for your paper crafting projects! See all NEW Spellbinders Edgeabilities Video!

I  decided to use the Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilies on my scrapbook layout with one of the decorative inserts. Each set comes with one cutting edge and two decorative inserts that are easily interchangeable because of their 1″ spacing.   It is nice that the length of the dies are 8″ even though I still had to run it through twice for cutting and twice for embossing to be able to get the whole 12 x 12page length.  It made it easier to place so that I could cut all the way across! The possibilities are endless with these dies!

The other items I used in this layout are as follows:

Graphic 45 products:

The Magic of Oz 12 x 12 paper pad

The Magic of Oz Chipboard Die-cuts 1

Spellbinders products:

Postage Stamps (2011 CHA summer release)

Donna’s Alphabet by Donna Salazar (2011 CHA summer release)

QuicKutz products:

Nesting Stars (2011 CHA summer release)

Nesting Scallop Rectangles (2011 CHA summer release)

Whirlpool Alphabet


DCWV Shimmer Mat Stack

I know that you will have a blast creating with these new dies whether you are in to scrapbooking or card making! They are also great for alternative paper crafts! Spellbinders designer Heidi Blankenship showed me how she used wool felt with the Edgeabilities at CHA! So fun! Now I have to get some of that and share the tip with you!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




New Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lace Border Die!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I am so thrilled to introduce the Decorative Lace Border Die! It is a custom Heartfelt Creations Die manufactured by Spellbinders. This die coordinates with the Wedding Collection stamps. This die has more intricate details, so if you have a “loose” machine, you will have to cut a couple times. You will need to run it through your machine and cut once and then turn it 90 degrees and cut again.

I actually ran it 3-4 times through my Cuttlebug Machine then turned it before running it through 3-4 more times just to make sure! It is well worth the extra time it takes to cut it out! You will want to have either a QuickStik from QuicKutz, Pick Me Up from Silhouette, or pair of skinny craft tweezers to more easily poke through the holes! I love this die!

Since this is the season for weddings, I created an A2 wedding card using the Decorative Lace Border and Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose Scroll stamp set. I scored my card stock using my Scor-Pal for an accurate fold. I used 1/8″ Scor-Tape along the main lines of the die cut and ribbon to place on my card. A little chalk to add color to the roses then I used foam adhesive squares just on the top of the scroll to give the some dimension.


I don’t consider myself a designer, but I definitely have fun trying! I love playing with all of the fantastic products we carry and showing off the finished project! My family gets pretty tired of me showing them. They tell me it’s fine without even looking at it! Can you relate? I thought so! Of course I’m the mom, so I rant an rave over their stuff! I guess that is just how it goes.

I hope that you all have a great weekend! Better get lots of sleep, because we will have lots to show you next week after CHA! You may have to stay up nights just to see all the new stuff!!!!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!





Spellbinders CHA Release Blog Frenzy-Day Nine!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Well, here it is! The last day for Spellbinders Blog Frenzy where we are fortunate to get a sneak peak of the new dies that will be released at CHA next week! I can’t believe it is almost here! We have seen some incredible ideas from gifted designers the past eight days and we are thrilled to introduce two more today! Their projects created with the new Spellbinder dies are wonderful!

I’ll start today by introducing designer Windy Robinson. She is introducing S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments and S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents ( I love these!).  Her first project is a stunning holiday place card, perfect for seating guests during holiday dining! She has also created a beautiful dimensional ornament to celebrate the season! Thanks so much for sharing Windy!


S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments



S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents


To complete our Spellbinders Blog Frenzy we have very talented designer Holly Simoni! She introduces LF-006 Wonderful Wings and S5-066 Shadow Flowers with her beautiful Gated Butterfly Card and unique Framed Paper Butterfly using mixed media. These are awesome Holly!





LF-006 Wonderful Wings


S5-066 Shadow Flowers


It has been an exciting nine days! I hope that you have all enjoyed viewing the new products as much as me!  I can’t wait until CHA so we can see the rest of the new releases! I will be going to Chicago with Marcie for the first time and I am thrilled to see all of the new products coming out from all of the manufacturers! It will totally be worth my aching feet!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Spellbinders New Release Blog Frenzy-Day Eight!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

We are almost to the end of the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy! Tomorrow is the last day to view the sneak peak of new dies! That means we had better savor the last two days! We want to also introduce the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets!

First, let’s start with the fabulous new Spellbinder dies! I can’t tell you how much I adore the LF dies for the Grand Calibur Machine! Designer Lesley Langdon created her Back to School layout and Tented Pear Place Card using LF-132 Grand Rectangles, LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles and S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents (Samantha Walker Designer Collection). It’s hard to believe that fall is right around the corner! I love the Autumn colors! Great projects Leslie!



LF-132 Grand Rectangles



LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles


S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents


Designer Sherry Cheever cleverly put to use E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities and S4-335 Star Circles in her Wicked card and breathtaking floral card. Amazing job Sherry! I love all of the detail in these cards!



E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities


S4-335 Star Circles


These are fabulous projects! We are so fortunate to be able to have such great designers share their projects with us!

Now, on to Heartfelt Creations! Just this morning they introduced their Botanical Gardens Collection! There are five stamp sets in this collection that coordinate with S5-050 Rose Creations Shapeablilities and S4-328 Foliage Shapeabilities!

The following items are part of the Botanical Gardens Collection. You can click on each one to see the items!

Botanical Floral 1

Botanical Floral 2

Leaf Medley

Tropical Floral Swirls

Woodland Fern

The Botanical Garden Collection is a great addition to every floral lover’s collection of flowers!

Wow! There are a lot of new products to get excited about today! I think now is a good time to find places in my craft room, so when they arrive I can get busy playing!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



Spellbinders Blog Frenzy-Day Seven!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

We are thrilled to continue the Spellbinders Frenzy today to give you a sneak peak of Spellbinders upcoming releases! The designers we are spotlighting today bring creativity to new heights with their chosen projects! Get ready to be inspired!

Designer Linda Duke shows us how she used S5-055 Poinsettia Creations and E8-006 Classic Petal Edgeabilities to create this elegant card and poinsettia cone. These are impressive projects Linda! The poinsettias look almost real!



S5-055 Poinsettia Creations includes four sizes of the flower with one leaf and two centers.


E8-006 Classic Petal Edgeabilities includes one cutting die and two decorative inserts.


Tina McDonald presents her projects using LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box and S4-338 Holiday Tags. The Christmas ornaments are absolutely delightful! Great ideas to start us thinking about the holidays! Thanks Tina!




LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box Just imagine of all the fun projects you can do with this fun die!


S4-338 Holiday Tags are great for not only gift tags, but ornaments,  jar tags and journaling tags for scrapbook layouts!

I feel really inspired now! It’s going to be difficult to wait until these dies are released, but I know we can do it! (we have to!) We still have two more days of the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy! Stay strong ladies and gents! I know that the itch for these new dies are getting to you because I’ve got the itch BAD! Until tomorrow then!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

















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