Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Embossing Folders

We will have the new embossing folders in store Tuesday!  Check them out here: Lifestyle Crafts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Petal Container

Another die to add to my "favorites" list!  Love the new Petal Container die ~ so many ways you can use it. Here I made a little birthday treat for my boss:
(dies used: Petal Container, Nesting Circles and 2x2 tag)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Frame Class

Guess I have a thing for frames right now, lol!!  I made up this Home Decor Frame and will be teaching it at the store.  Would make a great gift for anyone!
(dies used: Nesting Squares)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

using frames

I found this frame at a hobby store and thought it would be perfect to design with.  The great thing about clear picture holders is that you can glue embellishments to the outside.  Think outside the page:
(dies used: Nesting Circles and Nesting Squares)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jar Ideas

I love taking items lying around and covering them with dies!!  Check out these 2 jars which are now perfect to display or give away!!
 (dies used: Labels, Nesting Circles, Nesting Scallops and Wild Flower Set)

 (dies used: Labels, Nesting Circles and Manhattan font)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Another way to use Nesting Dies

Did you know that you can take nesting dies and make silhouette shapes from them?  Here I took the Nesting Eyelet Circles die and then placed a Nesting Circle die in the center, then I ran through the Epic. The result, a Nesting Eyelet Circle Silhouette. This technique works well with any of the nesting decorative edged circles, squares, ovals, rectangles and hearts dies. Try it yourself!!
 -insert circle into center of eyelet circle die
 -place paper on top and then cut through machine
 -finished eyelet circle silhouette

Finished card using the circle die cut:
(dies used: Nesting Eyelet Circles, Nesting Circles, Nesting Scallops and Nesting Squares)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Did you know?

You can get perfect looking "flags" or "banners" with square die cuts. Using Nesting Square dies, just cut the desired paper piece, grab the right size of square die, place paper diagonally from point to point on the square die and then cut.  Get the perfect looking cut every time!
 -Flag/Banner cut papers
 -place paper diagonally from point to point on die

 -perfect cuts every time

Layout using this technique:
(dies used: Nesting Squares, Nesting Frame 3 and Scallop Border)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

cute basket!

I thought the petal container die would make a cute basket and guess what it does!!  I'll have to make a bunch for co-workers for Easter using this die and fill with chocolate eggs!  I'll share when they are done :~)

(dies used: petal container and butterfly)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blossom Release

The Blossom release is here! This limited edition release is full of 3-dimensional shapes for your spring projects. With built-in perforations on each shape, you can easily fold for an instant 3-dimensional look!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shame on me!!

I didn't use any QuicKutz on these two layouts I just designed (slap my hand here) but I wanted to show them as you can totally add dies with this collection ~ I used the sticker sheet to promote product line.
 (dies could have used: Nesting scallop rectangle, Nesting Bloom, Pennants, Edge-It kit and any font!)
(dies could have used: Nesting Frame 4, 4x4 Notebook Sheet, measure tape and any font!)

And I whipped up a couple 6x6 layouts with leftovers to give to my mother-in-law:
 (dies used: Nesting Circles and could have used Edge-It kit)
(dies could have used: measuring tape and any font!)

Friday, March 9, 2012


I had to re-create the "with sympathy" card I made using the ice cream cone die cut, where I took the scoop and turned it upside down to create a flower ~ somewhere the card went missing.........anyways I kinda like the new one now better!  Someone out there I hope is enjoying my first card ~ smiles!!

(dies used: Nesting Circles, Nesting Lace Circles, 2x2 leaf and 2x2 ice cream cone-March Club die)

St. Patty Day Treats!

I made up these treat bags for co-workers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I love the gift bag die ~ so many possibilities!!

(dies used: Gift Bag and Tag-It Kit)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

QuicKutz Club for March

March Club kits are ready early this month!! Here is the Club Project, showing how the milk carton is a great die for any season to make cute little treats!!

 The club die this month is adorable and so many things you can do with it!!

With this card, I layered some scoops to create a 3D look:
 (dies used: scallop edges and ice cream cone-March Club die)
 (dies used: scallop edges, tickets, baked goods and ice cream cone-March club die)

With this card, I used the scoop upside-down to create a flower:
(dies used: Nesting circles, Nesting Lace circles, 2x2 leaf and ice cream cone-March club die)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nesting Dies

Getting ready for Spring with some new papers and some of the basic nesting dies of Lifestyle Crafts.

(dies used: Nesting Bloom, Nesting Leaves, Nesting Scallop Circles and Carousel Font)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blossom Release...

will be in store next week!! 

Some really fun 3D dies to make your Spring projects Blossom!!!  Come check them out!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Easter is not far away and Lifestyle Crafts has many dies to help you make up cute little"baskets" to give!!
I made up these Easter chocolate treat holders.  Kits for these will be available for purchase at the store for your special bunny....

 (dies used: 2x2 Peek a Boo Bunny, 4x4 Bunny and nesting circles)
 (dies used: Paper Bag, Nesting ovals, scallop border, 2x2 egg, 2x2 tag and polka dot embossing folder)
(dies used: Fry Box, Nesting circles and Nesting scallop circles)