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Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope Scrapbook Layout!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I’m positive that many of you can relate when I say I barely purchased this paper pack only to run right home to open the Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope for my scrapbook layout shown below. Even in the car, I kept picking it up to admire how pretty it was. Please tell me that I’m not the only one who does this! I just couldn’t wait to tear into it, especially since my daughter had just sent me the print of me and my new little granddaughter taken last week on the day I left them to come home after a 2 week stay to help with things after the baby was born. To be honest, I didn’t want to come home. I miss them terribly already! There are to many miles between UT and TX.













How grateful I am for technology which helps us be able to communicate so fast and easy these days. I am also grateful for beautiful products which enables us to document and preserve those precious memories we make with our loved ones. I am especially blessed to work for a company which allows me access to some of the best quality products which feeds my scrapbooking addiction! :)

Kaisercraft, Spellbinders and Scor-Tape are three of those products that I used on this project that made putting this layout incredibly easy! As usual, the hardest part was choosing which papers to use because they are all gorgeous!

I used all three dies in the set for my layout, using the oval die to cut the center out of the middle die, then cut a second piece for my center.

I actually used parts of 5 sheets total from the pack. One of them I just fussy cut the roses in the upper left corner to lay over the back sheet for dimension using foam squares. I also used foam squares on the sticker placed in the lower left corner over the Mystical Embrace die cut. It is not only a pretty layer, but if you look close, one of my dies slipped without my knowing and cut a chunk out of the larger piece and made it so the larger die didn’t cut all the way through the bottom, so the sticker covers it up very nicely! You probably wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t told you, but I hate to waist if I can save a goof up!












I also noticed that on one side of the sheets there is a pattern on the waste edge. Well, why not use this as well? The rose strip on both ends of the photo mat is exactly that! The rest of the embellishments are from the sticker sheet. I love them! Simple but beautiful. Totally works for me!










PK469-Kaleidoscope Paper Pack contains twelve patterned 12×12″ double-sided papers (2 each of 6 designs) and one 12×12″ coordinating sticker sheet.


 Kaisercraft-Kaleidoscope Stickers











S6-012-Spellbinders 5×7 Mystical Embrace Card Creator die set includes three dies with a fancy design full of intricate swirly cuts and embossing around a rectangular outline in the center. Use alone with its embossed center or use with any Spellbinders 5×7″ Matting Basics sets for perfect layering.













If you are new to our blog, or not, you can find these products and much more on Cut@Home’s online store:! Glad you joined me for today’s blog!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!




Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool and Masks

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Today I made a scrapbook page using Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool and masks. We took our Granddaughter to see the Easter Bunny this weekend so as soon as I got the pictures I knew what my project was going to be this week! I was also very excited to try this new tool!

But before I get into the details here is my list of products that I used for my project. The Tim Holtz Distress Market Spritzer Tool is a brand new tool and it is available on the Cut at Home website, SKU: TDA39730
Silhouette America, Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Silhouette America Sketch Pen Starter Kit – SKU: KIT-PEN-3T
I also used Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed and Dusty Concord, Hazel and Ruby Scallop Away Washi Tape, Queen and Co. Polka Dot Purple Washi Tape, Bazzill Card Stock and small pearls.
First I created a mask using a couple of bunny shapes from the Silhouette on line store. I have the file available if anyone wants the Silhouette Studio file. When I was happy with my design I cut it and used a repositionable adhesive to adhere it to card stock. Then I was ready to try my new tool!

I was very happy with the result and how it looks with the distress markers, I did a little experimenting with different markers, so you can use a variety of markers. Now I was ready to put together my page. I cut two 4 1/2″ x 7″ pieces of yellow card stock.
I tied in the border with the picture frames, I decided to use the rabbits that were cut out of the mask part of the boarder so I spritzed them and added little pearls for the eyes. Then I created a title on the Silhouette using the Silhouette sketch pens, and added a couple of bunnies to the title.
I was very happy with the results, I didn’t want to over decorate the page to take away from the beautiful background.
I hope that you like my project and get a chance to try this awesome new tool!

Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin.

“Egg”stremely Easy Easter Layouts!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Easter is less than a month away and I haven’t even caught up on last year, so I put together two “Egg”stremely easy Easter layouts using Echo Park Hippity Hoppity Mini Theme Collection 12×12 kit which would most definitely get the Easter Bunny’s stamp of approval.  I created these layouts and still have a lot left of this collection play some more!

Hippity Hoppity 1

Hippity Hoppity 2











Included in this collection are six 12 x 12″ double sided papers and one 6×12″ sheet of element stickers. The soft, fresh colors are perfect for Easter or just Spring in general.  I decided to to a page for each of my grandchildren and since I have only one of each at the moment (#2 granddaughter due any day) it worked out just right.













Sometimes it is really relaxing to keep the pages simple and let the photos speak for themselves, which is what I did here.  Simple and sweet.

My list of supplies is short and sweet as well:

SW4005 Echo Park Hippity Hoppity

Stampin’ Up Ink-Perfect Plum (girl) & Sage Shadow (boy)

2-big brads

adhesive and adhesive foam squares

Yep, that’s it! Well, of course I used a paper trimmer to cut the paper and an applicator for the ink, but those are tools you could substitute with something else, so I don’t count those.

One of the beautiful things about scrapbooking is that you can make your layouts as simple or as intricate as you want, but the focal point should always be the photos. They are the memories we want to look back on and cherish.

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!


Kaisercraft Art of Life Mini Album

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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I had found this little Kraft/Chipboard book while on a recent shopping trip and used it to make this mini with Kaisercraft‘s Art of Life Collection.  I’m not sure what draws me so much to this collection but something really does.  I love the soft brown tones of the paper and the images that are so beautifully done.  This little book has three heavy chipboard pages and three expandable kraft envelopes, perfect for preserving a special moment in time.

Art of Life-002

I had gotten both the 12×12 collection package and the 6 1/2′ square pad.  I used primarily the smaller pad for most of the mini.  If you’re not familiar with Kaisercraft pads the smaller ones come 1/2′ larger than norm, which I find exceedingly helpful at times, they also have several punch out sheets of images at the end.  In the photo above both the sentiment on the left and the arrow on the right are from these punch-outs, I simply backed them on a solid cardstock for a sturdier effect.

Art of Life-009

Because this is a smaller mini I think the addition of the gusseted envelopes is a great touch for tucking away all those bits of memorabilia that you want to save along with the photos (of course you could always stick the extra photos in the pockets as well).  I used Spellbinders Nestabilites Superellipse die for the mats and then distressed everything with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs.  Be sure and check out my video, I’ll show you what the book looked like naked, a glimpse of how I did the pages, a complete walk through page by page and of course still photos at the end.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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Supplies from the Store:

PK461: Kaisercraft Art of Life 12×12 Paper Pack

PP926: Kaisercraft Art of Life 6 1/2″ Pad

SS213: Kaisercraft Art of Life Stickers

S5188: Spellbinders Nestabilities Superellipse die

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Mini Album

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sigh………… I’m in love………..with Graphic 45′s Botanical Tea Collection!  Oh wait, maybe I’ve said that before, oh well, I’m saying it again, this collection is just gorgeous and so nostalgic, at least for me anyway.  I’ve created a mini album this week and fussed and fumed over the binding until I think I finally got it right (3rd times charm isn’t that what the old saying is?).

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To make this album it’s super simple, no really, it is!  I started with white cardstock, around 100# and cut 8 pages 5″ x 6″. The reason it’s not square is because I had made a coordinating gift box to put it in (check out my blog – link below- to see the box) and I wanted to leave room on the 5″ side to add a Cinch binding.  Once I cut my decorative papers I realized the white was too stark so I inked the edges, about an inch in with Tim Holtz‘s Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Then I cut my decorative paper from the collection about 1/4″ small (4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″).  I cut 16 mats, two of each design  so when you open the book the right and left sides compliment one another.

Botanical Tea Mini-005

Leftover pieces can be used to compliment the main page patterns in the form of pockets, belly bands and focal accents.

Botanical Tea Mini-007

By trimming and following the pattern edge you can create a fun border.

Botanical Tea Mini-028

As I said in the beginning I redid the binding several times, first using white coils and my Cinch, next blue coils and fibers hanging and finally I gave up on the wires, it just wasn’t the right look.  Instead, I took blue 1/4″ ribbon and laced it from bottom to top, tied it in a knot, added the metal butterfly and ran the ends through it to the back adding a knot on each loose end.  I added a few charms, I especially love the little teacup that a friend had given me just this week, perfect timing! The point is, don’t give up, if something doesn’t look or feel right keep tweeking it otherwise you’re never going to be happy with the end result.  It may be just the color that’s off and by changing it up you’ll be so much happier, I know I am!

Catch the rest of the pages in the video below and the gift box I made to house this in is in my blog post here -> Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Gift Box. One last thing I used Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corner Flourish around the Botanical Tea tag on the front.  The paper had flourishes around it but that’s way beyond my fussy cutting abilities so I added my own with some blue paper, love the look. I also misted the solid outside papers with Lindy’s Frosted Forget-Me-Nots Starburst and Alpine Tea Rose Starburst sprays then inked them with a combination of browns from Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks, the last step was to lightly mist overtop with Lindy’s Blazing Sun Glitz Spray.  I love how it turned out, I hope you do to.


So why not try this mini today, yes you can do it and you’ll love the end result!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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Supplies from the Store:

4500889: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12×12 Paper Pad

4500895: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 1

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 21

 4500893: Graphic 45 Botanical Stickers

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard

4500892: Graphic 45 Tags and Pockets

S2-050: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corner Flourish

S4-418: Spellbinders Labels 36

TIM19497: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen

TIM32823: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

TIM19510: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye

Supplies from my Stash: Cardstock; medium weight chipboard, ATG, Beacon’s Fabri-Tac, 3D Crystal Lacquer, Metal pieces, bling, ribbon, Lindy’s sprays, Aleene’s Tacky Glue


Graphic 45 By the Sea Scrapbook Layout!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

There was not doubt in my mind that I would use the Graphic 45 By the Sea for a scrapbook layout first thing when I got my paws on it! I love the ocean and fell in love with it as soon as I actually saw the title! I didn’t even need to see the fabulous pattern paper, chipboard tags, stamps or stickers to know that I HAD to have it! I have a whole separate stash of products just for scrapbooking my water photos, whether it be at the lake or the ocean. Doesn’t matter, if it says sea then I’ll take it!











I can assure you that I was not disappointed in any way with this collection. The detail and color in the patterns are spectacular as Graphic 45 always is. The only problem I have is which paper to use first because I love them all!

Since I chose to design around the photos of our friend/dive instructor and my husband (diving), I chose patterns that had a little more masculine feel for me. I can never go wrong with plaid and love it. This collection is fabulous for vacation layouts by the beach or water! You can also create fun beach party invitations or cards if you’re a card maker.

To get a closer look at the By the Sea items I received, you can view the following video. To see the entire collection available for purchase click HERE.


Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!


Here’s my list of supplies:

4500908-Graphic 45 By The Sea in a 12×12 paper pad
4500910-Graphic 45 By The Sea Chipboard
4500911-Graphic 45 By The Sea Stickers 12×12
S5-215-Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders Two
S5-207-Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Eight
S6-010-Spellbinders 5×7 Heirloom Legacy
IN-014-Spellbinders In’Spire Anchors Away
IN-017-Spellbinders In’Spire Octopus
TIM19534-Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Glue Dots

SpellbindersQuickutzProvoCraftScore-PalSizzixGraphic 45Die Cuts With A ViewMy Minds EyeHeartfelt CreationsJustRite Stampers