Thursday, August 30, 2012

layouts and cards

I made a couple of layouts and some cards with the new For the Record 2 paper collections by Echo Park Paper.  I also incorporated some of the newer dies from QuicKutz.

Change the look of a font die by running the cut letters through a crimper tool.
(dies used: Nesting Circles, Nesting Stars and Carousel Font)

(dies used: Butterfly Punches)
 Did you know that you can just use the edge of the Nesting Frame dies to get an "edge" look?  Just slip the paper under and over before cutting out.
(dies used: Nesting Squares and Nesting Frame 10)

The Punches dies are great for when you have to have multiple cuts of one die for cards.
(dies used: Nesting Hearts and Label Punches)
Use the rosette dies as borders instead of turning into a circle.
(dies used: Nesting Lace Doilies and Doily Rosette)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Die ~ Two Looks

So many dies can be transformed into different things other than what the original die is. Take the new 2x2 sun for example, I created the original sun and then made it into an award ribbon.  Use your creativity and extend your dies into other items!!
 (dies used: 2x2 Sun and Nesting Clouds)
(dies used: 2x2 Sun, Nesting Squares and Nesting Frame 10)

Monday, August 27, 2012


New dies and embossing folders have arrived!!  I love the Punches dies, I think these are a great line of dies now offered by Lifestyle Crafts!  Come get the ones you love before they are gone!!
Dies:  Doily Rosette, Pocket Envelope, Doily Punches, Scallop Square Punches, Label Punches, Flower Pinwheel and Lattice Doily

Embossing Folders: Linear, Twirl, Sequence, Zig Zag and Woven

Desk Calendar

I've created this desk calendar for a class in September at Paper Cottage.  I used many QuicKutz dies, both old and new!!  Here is just a sample of it:
(dies used: Carousel Font and 4x4 Punctuation) 

(dies used: 2x2 pencil, apple, scissors and bats)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

From Lifestyle Crafts Blog

Here is a free printable and idea for the Ticket Punches die from Lifestyle Crafts blog:

Nina even took the time to create free printable tickets and invitations for a movie night that you can download right from her blog!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Whew! Working on a bunch of cards for many occasions happening this month!! Do love the new Umbrella and Flip Flop dies!!
(die used: Labels)
(dies used: Nesting Squares, Nesting Scallop Circles and 2x2 Balloon)

(dies used: Nesting Squares and Nesting Circles)

(dies used: 4x4 Umbrella, 2x2 Flip Flop and Parade Font)

(dies used: Nesting Squares, Nesting Frame 10 and Umbrella)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

QuicKutz Club Kits for August

QuicKutz Club kits for August are ready for pick-up!! Project this month is a gift card holder I made from the Business Card Holder Die:

(dies used: Business Card Holder, Ticket Punches, Nesting Frame 10, Nesting Squares and 2x2 Ice Cream Cone)

This month's exclusive die:

This die is adorable!! So many projects that you can just add a little "bug" to!!
 Check out the cards I made using this die:
(dies used: Nesting Circles and Bugs ~ exclusive August QK Club die)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vinyl again...

Love how vinyl is so easy to use and looks good!!  While all the boys and men (7 of them!) went to the BSU Scrimmage game on Saturday night, a friend and I made up these Sanitizer bottles to give the kids teachers.  Made 4 of them and I see many more to make in my future......

Sunday, August 19, 2012


As Team Mom for my son's football, I provided drinks for the team and coaches at the Jamboree they were in yesterday.  For the coach's I used a new die I just got in the mail, was so excited to use it!! It came with a stamp set and then I just added a die cut.  Love how you can personalize this die to team colors!!

(die used: Football Uniform Paper doll 4x4)


Made this card for a friend that just moved into a new house:
(dies used: Nesting Circles and Nesting Squares)


So the kids are back in school and I wanted to get really organized with what's happening day to day.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and then just made it to suit my needs and of course decorated the frames using my dies!!  Now my kids will also know what they are doing daily without me having to remember both schedules, like when P.E. is........

 (dies used: 4x4 Recipe Card, 2x2 apple, pencil and scissors)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birthday Bags

Love these bags!!  Here is a birthday version of the Beach bag I made earlier ~ using new Bella Blvd. Birthday Boy paper, the frogs are too cute!!
(dies used: Nesting Pinking Circles and 2x2 present)


Got the chance to "play" with the Citrus die from Pool Party Release ~ used as lemons on an upcoming Recipe Class. Love how there are 2 different sizes you can use and includes seeds!!
(dies used: Nesting Squares and Citrus)

Here I used the new Nesting Lace Doilies ~ they are a very pretty set!

(dies used: Nesting Lace Doilies)

Monday, August 13, 2012

It's a Pool Party!!

New Release today!!  These have got to be the cutest dies ~ can't wait to create with them!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

New Die Inspiration

I made up a gift card holder and card for someone going off to college ~ the new dies were perfect, the Business Card Holder holds a gift card!!

 (dies used: Business Card Holder, Nesting Squares and Ticket Punches)
(dies used: Ticket Punches, Nesting Circles, Nesting Stars and Small Polka Dot Embossing Folder)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Note Clips

Hanging out at the hardware store again and thought mouse traps would make great magnetic note clips!  Here I made a few to give friends ~ they can use them as note holders, coupon holders or whatever else needs to be pinned to the fridge.

(dies used: Hello.Goodbye Set, Nesting Squares and Butterfly Punches)

Friday, August 3, 2012


I took a simple die cut, some scrap paper and created this:
(dies used: Nesting Circles and Nesting Squares)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

CHA Fall Core Collection Release

Are you ready for some new Lifestyle Crafts products? Today we received some of the new Fall Core Collection Release! These are just a few of the fun dies coming your way over the next few months. The first shipment of dies include: Nesting Frame 10, Nesting Lace Doilies, Nesting Stars, Nesting Pennants, Nesting Clouds, Business Card Holder, Ticket Punches and Butterfly Punches. Come check them out in store!!
Can't wait to create with these!!  I think the Business Card Holder will be the first......