Friday, January 27, 2012

Creating with memorabilia

My brother had gotten me a bunch of Starbucks stickers and I've been collecting their coffee cup sleeves so I decided to "create" projects with them all.  First time making a layout with just memorabilia and no pictures, it was fun! Try it yourself with items you've collected from vacations or around the house.
(dies used: 4x8 Paper doll Font, Nesting Lace Circles, Edge-It Kit and Tickets)

(dies used: 4x4 Manhattan font, Edge-It Kit and Tag-It Kit)

(dies used: Pocket & Insert form Winter Wishes set, Nesting Circles and Rosettes)

The above gift card holder I made using the largest pocket die in Winter Wishes set. Before I adhered the sides to make the pocket, on the right, I attached a "handle", then taped shut.  The handle was made with nesting circles.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Did you know??

You can cut felt with Lifestyle Crafts dies!  Felt flowers are becoming a thing right now so DIY with the help of Nesting Flowers and Leaves by Lifestyle Crafts.  I made this pin cushion with inspiration from Better Homes & Gardens and made the scallop edge inside the box by cutting out with felt.  I'm starting to get quite the collection of pins as they are a big thing to add to layouts and cards so needed a cute little holder at my desk.
(die used: Cookie Cutter Scallop Edges)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Back at it!

Sorry I haven't posted for a week, had surgery and just getting back into doing what I love ~ creating!! 
So many new Valentine Products out now but I always use Lifestyle Crafts fonts for my titles:
(dies used: Handmade Alphabet and 4x4 High Rise Font)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine Card

It's finally snowing and soon it will be Valentine's Day!  We have lots of new papers/products in store to help you make a special card for your Sweetheart!  Add some Lifestyle Crafts dies and your set!
(dies used: nesting hearts and 4x4 High Rise font)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Dies

The new Sweetheart Release dies are perfect for recipes!  I do a monthly recipe class and for February some of the new dies were just what was needed!
(dies used: 4x4 heart doily, 2x2 strawberry heart and nesting eyelet circles)
(dies used: 4x4 cake and nesting lace squares)

Thursday, January 12, 2012


To change up the look of the boxes and bags die cuts that Lifestyle Crafts has, I create a "window".  You can do this by first cutting out the bag or box, then place a nesting die on the cut out die and run through the machine again, or do it this way.
Take the bag/box you want and using removable scotch tape, position the nesting die on the bag/box die where you want the cut out to be:
Then place your paper and run through the machine as usual and you will have this in one cut:

Fast and easy!!

Here is the finished box I made.  Will be a Class Kit to Go available at the store.
(dies used: Bakery Box, Nesting Hearts, Nesting Eyelet Hearts and Tag-It Kit)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Another die...

that makes a unique gift holder!!  The pizza box die by Lifestyle Crafts is awesome to hold lots of stuff.  You can make a note pad holder, put a large cookie in it or fill with candy. This one I made is holding a cute pair of earrings and a pin for Nana ~ get creative with one today!!
(dies used: pizza box, nesting lace circles, nesting circles and drink labels)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Treat Holder

I made up this chocolate treat holder using Lifestyle Crafts dies and new Doodlebug Designs paper. Kits for this idea will be available for purchase at the store for your special sweetheart....
(dies used: 2x2 tag, Clip-It kit and new Nesting Hearts)

Sweetheart Release

New in store now!!  Super Cute dies ~ Love them all!!! 
Stay tuned when I have a chance to "play" with this release, I'm so excited!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Gift Bag Die

Definitely need to have the Gift Bag Die as a staple in your stash, so many uses for it!  Here is a birthday bag I made for Nana ~ perfect size for the perfect gift!!
(dies used: Gift Bag, Nesting Circles and Tag-it kit)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

QuicKutz Club January

There are still a couple more spaces to join the QuicKutz Club for January to June 2012.  Check out the project and die you receive if you are in the club this month:
 (You get all supplies to make this treat bag~
dies used: treat bag, nesting hearts, nesting scallop hearts, classic embossing folder and ticket dies)
 (this is the Club die for January~ check out below what I created using this cute die!!)
 (I created a butterfly with the club die ~ dies used: Nesting Lace Circles and 2x2 exclusive club heart die)
(die used: 2x2 exclusive club heart die)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

My son turned 9 today! With all the neat dies that Lifestyle Crafts has to celebrate a birthday, I had to make this one special and it was easy too!

 (dies used: 4x4 Football, Nesting Scallop Circles and Tiki Font)
(dies used: Cupcake Stand, Happy Birthday Cupcake Liner, Nesting Scallops, Nesting Circles and No.73 alphabet)

Check back when I have an actual cupcake in the liner instead of his socks!!
Paper Cottage has these dies in stock for you to create your own birthday ensemble and they also have the candy cups and paper straws to finish the look!!  Happy Celebrating!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I Heart You...

 If you love hearts, you'll be excited for the next release by Lifestyle Crafts ~ Sweetheart.  There will be 5 different nesting hearts, mix and match will be fun!!  There will also be 6 4x4 dies that are a must have!! Check back to see when these dies have arrived in store!!
Valentine Baking in a Box ~ this will be  a class kit available at the store in February ~ check out the hearts!!
(dies used: Nesting Hearts and Party Flag Inserts)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting Organized in 2012

I made up this Take-Out Menu book to hold all the "to go" menus we tend to pick up from different restaurants.  Instead of having them scattered in a drawer, make up a file book with pockets to organize them by theme. Keeps them neat and organized!!

(dies used: Carousel Alphabet, Nesting Frame 1 and Cookie Cutter Breakfast)