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Cut@Home Blog - Scrapbooking & Card Making Ideas

Cuttlebug V2 Die Cutting Machine From Provo Craft

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I thought that I would take today’s blog to spotlight one of my favorite little machines! Provo Craft Cuttlebug Machine V2!  This machine is very similar to the older version which it replaced. It has the same sleek design and works the same as the older model, however, Provo Craft says it is more durable with its stronger outer casing and metal handle. It has an easy carrying handle making it very portable.

This little guy is a worker! It is the smallest machine I have, but definitely the most used! It is very user friendly and is great to take to crops, as the design enables it to fold up and take up very little space. With buying the extended 13″ plates, there are not many things that I can’t do with it! Use it for all your card making and scrapbooking die cutting or embossing projects!

With it’s 6 inch opening, it is compatible with QuicKutz, Boss Kut, Spellbinders, and Sizzix dies and embossing folders. It is NOT compatible with Spellbinders Grand dies or Sizzix Bigz Pro dies.

Tip: Keep one B Cutting Pad dedicated as your top plate for cutting and embossing. This will help the Adaptor C and other B Cutting Pad last much longer so you are not replacing them as often! The top pad will get really warped and ugly, but don’t worry! Just keep flipping it over and over and it will become your most loved (but ugly) plate! you won’t want to be without it! It should last quite a long time, but once it breaks, you will need to replace it, so I suggest having spares on hand. You can bet that it will break late at night, right in the middle of an important project, so it is important to have one handy!

If handled properly, the A Spacer Plate should last as long as your machine, however, we do carry replacements of all the standard and extended plates JUST IN CASE!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!





QuicKutz Tropical Splash Collection!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Today I would like to introduce the QuicKutz Tropical Splash Collection if you haven’t seen it already! Perfect for summer layouts, party invitations, and even party favors! There is so much you can create with this fun collection! There is a variety of sizes in this collection from 2 x 2 wafer dies to 12″ cookie cutter dies. The darling Tiki Alphabet is on a 4 x 8 plate with letters measuring approximately 1/2″ tall.

If you are planning a summer party or luau you can create your own Drink Umbrellas, Lantern, and even a Lei or two (or 50!).

My family is big into water sports so I have a ton of pictures at lakes or the ocean and this collection is perfect for my scrap room! Maybe I can get all those pages done that I have been putting off! At least I got a start with the pages below!

For my first page I used my Big Shot Pro with the Bigz Pro Die Circle Ribbon, then I used the Epic Six to cut the Surfboards and Tiki Sign which is included in the Tiki Alphabet used for the letters.  The Hibiscus were cut from the Hibiscus border.

For my next page I used the full Hibiscus border on the top then cut up another one for the pieces on the bottom.  The palm leaves are cut from the Tropical Tags die and attatched with a copper brad.

You can use the Hibiscus die and other 12″ dies  in the Cuttlebug V2, Big Shot or Vagabond by Tim Holtz using extended plates! If you plan to use your Big Shot Pro Machine with these dies or any wafer thin die, you will need the Big Shot Pro Solo Platform, Shim & Wafer Thin Die Adapter.

Here’s a look at some of the displays QuicKutz had in their booth at CHA!

I hope this gives you some inspiration for future projects! It is always fun to see someone else’s spin with a product!  QuicKutz inspired me to start die cutting and I have been an addict ever since!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Teresa Collins Kits and My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found 6×6 Paper Pads!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We want to inform you that we now have Teresa Collins Album Kits and Paper Pads! We also just got in the popular My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Collection in 6 x 6 Paper Pads!

We have most of the Album Kits on sale for 40% off retail price while supplies last! That is a steal of a deal! You won’t want to wait to purchase yours!

The Celebrate Album Kit includes everything you need to make a 7×10″ chipboard keepsake album. The kit comes with complete color instructions, nine double-sided cardstock 12×12 sheets, two 7×10″ cardstock covers with four metal rings, three 36″ ribbons, and two doublesided tags in bright birthday colors of blue, red and orange

The Chic Bebe Boy 280 piece paper and accessories pack includes nine 12×12 double-sided cardstock papers. die-cut chipboard elements, 12×12 transparencies, alphabet stickers, journaling cards, envelopes, ribbons and tags in colors of baby blue and black.

The Chic Bebe Girl 280 piece paper and accessories pack includes nine 12×12 double-sided cardstock papers, 12×12 transparencies, alphabet stickers, journaling cards, envelopes, ribbons and tags in colors of baby pink and black.

The Freestyle Album Kit includes everything you need to make a 7×10″ chipboard keepsake album. The kit comes with complete color instructions, nine double-sided cardstock 12×12 sheets, two 7×10″ cardstock covers with four metal rings, three 36″ ribbons, and two doublesided tags in artsy girl colors of pink and orange.

This is just a sample of the Teresa Collins products. There’s more to choose from on our website!

Remember that tomorrow is the big day for viewing Spellbinders new CHA releases! Marcie and I are off to Chicago!

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’!



Heartfelt Creations Wedding Collection!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Okay ladies and gents, I finally had a chance to play with the new Heartfelt Creations Wedding Collection Stamp Sets! I just can’t get over the incredible detail that their artists put into them! They are so beautiful! These cling stamps are so easy to use with any acrylic block!

I am a bit behind in scrapbooking my daughter’s wedding, so I took the opportunity to use these gorgeous stamps to create a layout of her wedding day! I used Bella Rose Wedding, Wedding Sentiments and Bella Rose Heart. I cut the scalloped piece from the DCWV Linen Closet Paper Stack using my Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine and the Bigz Pro Die Square Scallop.  The background piece is from DCWV Shimmer Paper Stack. To complete the ensemble, I used K & Company stickers, Want2Scrap Silver Baby Bling, heart rhinestones, paper doilies and a heart corner punch.


Now I can’t wait to use the other sets in the Wedding Collection! These really make fabulous embellishments for layouts as well as amazing bridal or wedding cards! Now is the perfect time to get yours, as summertime is the busiest time for weddings!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



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