Friday, December 24, 2010

Enjoy the holiday, enjoy your weekend and enjoy your surroundings. But don't forget to do something fun with your QuicKutz to preserve the awesome memories!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) Club for 2011 ~ Join today!!

If you love QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) ~ You will love our QuicKutz Club!!

Lifestyle Crafts (QuicKutz) Club Members receive:

-an exclusive Bonus LC item each month, designed by Lifestyle Crafts just for club members (min. retail value ranges from $6.99 to $16.99)

-a monthly LC Event (3rd Tuesday of the month) where you can see the latest dies first and do a make & take project using Lifestyle Craft dies for FREE !! (Only club members get to do the fun project! -comes in a kit along with your FREE LC bonus item!) (Pick up on the 3rd Tuesday or anytime after during that month)

-a 20% discount off regular price Lifestyle Crafts dies everyday with a minimum $15.00 LC Purchase.

-6 month membership fee is only $55.00! You will be receiving at least $80.00 worth of products over the 6 month period with your one time membership fee, not to mention your 20% volume discounts in LC purchases. (January 2011 to June 2011)

Why Lifestyle Crafts?? Why wouldn’t you, this is an exclusive club that is giving you the best bang for your buck, getting fun perks and a chance to be part of a community of fellow LC enthusiasts!!

Ask us about how you can JOIN TODAY~ you don’t want to miss this one!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Card ideas with new dies.....

Card making just got easier with the new dies by Lifestyle Crafts!! 
 (dies used: nesting scallops, nesting circles, nesting frames, 2x2 ornaments, scallop border and Jolly set)
(dies used: nesting scallops, nesting circles, adjustable belly bands and 2x2 mug)

When using the nesting dies and you want the cut centered around your image, use the Scotch removable tape and position your die perfectly where you want it to cut. Works every time!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

the new nesting circle dies....

Wow, I cannot believe all the dies you get in the new nesting dies, like the circles, scallop circles, squares, and ovals ~ definitely worth the price which is unbelievable!!
I started playing with the circles today and you pretty much have every circle you need to make whatever you want!!  Since it's Winter ~ I made snowmen!!!  The candy box ornament was from a friend that I just reproduced with the circles ~ love it!!!
 (dies used: nesting circles and snowman kit)
(dies used: nesting circles and 4x4 snowman)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lifestyle Crafts Essentials Release in store now!

With a new name and a new year approaching, Lifestyle Crafts is getting back to the basics with new essential shapes! This release is packed full of the essential cutting dies perfect for any scrapbooker or crafter. All of these shapes are designed to coordinate with one another offering maximum versatility and functionality. Create customized parties and events, innovative layouts or personalized cards. This release is a must have for any creation. Come check it out in store today!!
Stay tuned for samples using these new dies............

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quick & Easy gift idea

Here is an easy gift idea you can whip out in seconds with the help of Lifestyle Craft dies!!  Great idea for that workout enthusiast, sports fan or maybe the mailman.......
-Take a piece of 4x11 cardstock and score at 3", 6", 6 1/2", 9 1/2" and 10".
-cover the first 3" and between the 6 1/2" and 9 1/2" with pattern paper.
-using the circle cookie cutter dies, cut a circle out of the first 3" section large enough to slide over your bottle.
-using the scallop oval cookie cutter dies, cut an oval out of the other pattern paper piece to showcase goodies of choice.
-fold up the scored pocket and staple closed with goodies in a clear bag.
-decorate outside as desired.
(I used nesting scallop dies and snowflake dies)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

One of the new Black Friday dies.....

In keeping with the "snowy weather", I thought I'd create a layout and in looking at the new Flourish Border die that was released on Black Friday, I thought what a great addition to the "snow" feeling I wanted.  This is another die I can see a whole lot of different looks/themes with.
(dies used: flourish border and Teriyaki Alphabet Font)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Die Transformation......

Take a Lifestyle Crafts die and change it up!!  Don't limit yourself to what the "package" says and see how many other looks you can get with one die.  Take the new 4x4 Reindeer die and instead of leaving him like the silhouette look, layer him, use scissors to cut out and viola, you now have a "Rudolph" die cut!!  Thanks to ScrapyLand for this awesome idea that I took and made my own:

(die used: 4x4 Reindeer)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Card Idea

Lifestyle Crafts can be quite the saver when it comes to making holiday cards.  Grab some papers and their new 4x4 Holly Leaves 3D die and you'll have many cards whipped out in no time!!
(dies used: 2x2 tags, 4x4 Holly, scallop border)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Get Organized this Holiday!!

Feeling overwhelmed and scatter-brained???  Make yourself a Holiday Planner!!  Just grab some papers, your favorite Lifestyle Crafts fonts and pre-made, inexpensive note pads by Studio G, available at Paper Cottage!!!
Check out the one I did:

(dies used: 4x4 Chicken Noodle font and 4x8 Paper Dolls font)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting busy over the holidays??

We always want to do cute little things for our neighbors, co-workers and friends but suddenly the holidays are here and you've run out of time!!  You can make up some of these chocolate bar wrappers quickly and they'll look extra cute with Lifestyle Craft dies!!  Here is the "poem" to add to the bar:  Christmas Fudge Poem    
(thanks to Imaginisce)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gift Idea.....

Looking at getting a head start on your Holiday Gifts??  Here is an idea sure to please any crafter on your list!!  Purchase a clear dinner plate (you can use round or square), cut your template (base) to fit the inside of the plate and then decorate as desired. Attach each base to plate with velcro circles or magnets so you can "swap out".  I've done an insert for each season of the year, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall ~ shown is Fall and Winter inserts.  You can even make more for each holiday (Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, etc.)
(dies used: 2x2 maple leaf, 4x4 leaves, Nutmeg Alphabet, 4x8 Sketchbook Alphabet and large Snowflakes)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gift Giving Ideas.......

Jazz up your "wrapping" in style!!! 
 (dies used: nesting flowers, nesting circles and 2x2 Let it Snow embossing folder)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

new snowman die set

The new snowman die set is awesome, it's like playing with paper dolls ~ you can mix and match and make him to suit your needs! 
(dies used: snowman die set, 2x2 mittens and Winter Wishes Alphabet)

New Release in store!!

Walk with us through our Winter Wonderland and take in the shapes, templates, and alphabet that will inspire this holiday season. Look for the Holiday Gift Set with its versatile pockets, inserts, and alphabet that will be useful during the holidays, and all year through! Also look for a charming mix of 2x2s, 4x4s, Cookie Cutter Shapes and Border dies that can easily embellish the gift set pockets, or can stand on their own when placed on holiday cards, gift tags, ornaments, and layouts.

Check out some projects to get you inspired!!

(dies used: 2x2 mug, 2x2 tree and embossing folders)

 (dies used: nesting trees, 2x2 star, border scallop and Winter Wishes alphabet)
(dies used: snowflakes, border scallop and Winter Wishes alphabet)

(dies used: snowflakes)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Anticipation for tomorrow's release......

Tomorrow is the day for the Winter Wonderland release and Winter Wishes Gift Set!!  For those of you that do not own an Epic 6 yet, I suggest you add it to the top of your wish list as some of the best dies being released tomorrow do require an Epic 6 for the larger platform!!  We still have the promotion on while quantities last in store, that if you purchase an Epic 6 for the regular price of $89.99, you can pick out an in stock 4x8 Alphabet Font valued at $39.99 for FREE!!  Not many left in store so hurry in today!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gift Set sneak peek......

Here is a "sneak peek" of the Winter/Holiday 2010 Gift Set "Winter Wishes". Four pocket dies, four inserts dies and a cuter-than-cute mini alphabet. This Gift Set is available Tuesday, November 9th and I think you'll love the price for what you get!!  Better get your wish list ready, cause I think these sets won't sit long on the shelf!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

QuicKutz is changing their name and packaging.......

QuicKutz is now LifeStyle Crafts and you'll see the change of name and packaging on Tuesday, November 9th when the new release comes out!!  You probably will not notice a huge difference, just the new logo on the upper left corner of the packaging but one extra touch I like is now on the back of each die, there is the name of the die with a description of what to use the die for!! Awesome at getting our creative mojo going!!  See you Tuesday, November 9th for the Winter Wonderland Release and also the Winter Wishes Gift Set ~ I think this release and gift set will be a huge hit ~ LifeStyle Crafts is already stating most dies are sold out!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Love it!!

I love it when you find new papers that compliment old but not forgotten QuicKutz dies!! Check out this layout using new Bella Blvd. Papers ~ Sunny, Happy Skies:
(dies used: 4x4 Panda, Scallop Borders, Nesting Labels, 4x8 Moonlight Alphabet
and 4x8 Sketchbook Alphabet)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween treat ideas.......

Grab some Halloween papers, ribbon and QuicKutz dies and get creative!!  Small little treat holders, water bottle covers, note pad covers and cards are always a wonderful "Treat" not "Trick" to fellow co-workers, family, friends or teachers this holiday ~ Brew up something they'll love!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Layout idea

Mixing old with new, here is a layout to inspire you.........
(dies used: 4x4 crochet, 4x8 Sketchbook Alphabet and 4x4 flower)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Be Crafty!!

I can see why the new release "Be Crafty!" is so popular among us crafters!  There are many projects you can use these dies on.  Check out the pocket calendar where I covered the outside covers with paper and dies for my knitting Mom:

 (dies used: 4x4 crochet, 2x2 needle & thread and measuring tape border die)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Back in Stock!!

We sold out of the "Be Crafty" Release in about a day but I'm happy to report that we've re-stocked our supply!!  Come get the one you had your eye on before it's all gone again quickly!!  While the order was in, I added a couple of older dies that I've been using that people have been admiring so hurry in today and see what's in stock!!

(dies used: cookie cutter flower, cookie cutter circles and 2x2 mug)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's October 2nd ~ World Card Making Day!!

Yes it's already October and today is World Cardmaking Day!!  Grab your QuicKutz and get creative!!
(dies used: 2x2 present)

(dies used: 2x2 candle and Special Delivery Gift Set)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be Crafty!! Release

New release "Be Crafty" is in stores now ~ I'll have to re-order as it's been popular and we are almost sold out!!  Check out the school layout where I used some of the new dies:

(4x8 Sketchbook Alphabet, 4x4 glue & scissors, 2x2 marker, 4x4 clipboard and measuring tape border)

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Release tomorrow!!

Yes finally a new release to hit stores tomorrow from Lifestyle Crafts (QuicKutz)!! The Release is called "Be Crafty!".  For those QuicKutz Club Members, your kits will be ready for pick up tomorrow and here is a sneak peak of some of the new dies:

(2x2 club die pencil, 2x2 scissors ~this months club die!!, 4x8 Sketchbook Alphabet~new alphabet, Cookie Cutter Recipe cards set and tape measure border die~ new border die)

(2x2 spool, 2x2 scissors ~ new club die!! and 4x8 Sketchbook Alphabet~new alphabet)

Check back for more ideas using this month's new release dies!!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Yes it's Football time and this season my son has decided he wants to play!  Check out the layout I've created that I'll place in a frame for his Coach at the end of the season ~ I must admit I love the Paper Doll Football Player!
(dies used: 4x4 paper doll, 4x4 football uniform and 4x4 football)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Gift Idea.....

Because my motto is "if it doesn't move, cover it with paper & QuicKutz", I tend to find lots of goodies when shopping!!  Check out this adorable container (comes filled with candies) I found at Walmart and all I did was cover the front lid with paper and QuicKutz dies!  There are soooo many different ways you can cover the lid depending on the occasion for this little jar.  With the holidays coming, what a cute gift for a neighbor, friend, co-worker, teacher, hair dresser, doctor, and the list goes on!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Have you seen the new i-Rock tool by Imaginisce???  It ROCKS!  You can add gems to anything with just the "heat" of this tool.  I'm just starting to play with it but can't wait to see what it can add to QuicKutz dies!! Here is a layout where I just added a few gems with the i-Rock tool to upper right and lower left corners of the page ~ next challenge will be for me to add them right on the dies!!

(dies used: 4x4 leaves, scallop border and 4x8 Aquarius font)

Fall is in the air....

(dies used: 2x2 bracket, 4x4 apple and Katie font)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Getting ready for Halloween!!

Lots of new Halloween products have come into the store and I got creative with them and of course QuicKutz!!
(used: Echo Park Paper Happy Halloween line and 2x2 label die)

(used: Bo Bunny Whoo-Ligans line and 2x2 label die and scallop border die)

(used: Little Yellow Bicycle Boo Ville line, Studio G post it note, 2x2 tags and 2x2 jack o lantern dies)

(used: Bo Bunny Whoo-Ligans line, scallop border die, Paper Dolls alphabet and Silhouette machine for large label die and brackets)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Back to School

Take the new Crate Paper ~ School Spirit line, add some QuicKutz dies and look what you can do!!
(die used: 4x4 pencil)
(die used: 2x2 star)

Friday, August 20, 2010

More Birthday ideas

Make a necklace card for the Birthday Person to really make them special on their day!! For a craft party idea, cut out the base and have all the party guests make their own!

(dies used: Special Delivery Gift Set, 2x2 balloon and Teriyaki font)

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Having a hard time keeping all the birthdays in your life straight??  Make this Birthdate Calendar and add a magnet to the back and hang on your fridge ~ never forget another birthday again!!

(dies used:  2x2 balloon, 4x4 candles and scallop borders)
(Paper Line:  Birthday Bash by Imaginisce)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let the sun shine!!

Lazy days of summer don't get any better than this!! Kids are back in school, the weather has been great ~ why not share with a card!
(dies used: 4x4 Sun, 4x4 Borders and 4x4 Chicken Noodle font)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Got Summer Vacation Pictures??

Ready to preserve your Summer vacation pictures??  Grab some Travel Release dies and get creative today!!
(dies used: 4x4 Road Signs, 4x8 Moonlight alphabet and cookie cutter Road Signs die set)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Card Idea using Special Delivery....

I often get ideas by just looking at QuicKutz dies. Here I saw the oval label die and immediately thought of making it into a band aid. Could be because all my daughter seems to wear is band aids these days!!!  But check it out ~ it's a band aid!!!

(dies used to make following card from Special Delivery Set)