Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New QK Releases a Buzzin'

Special Delivery Gift Set

QuicKutz has gone postal over the new 2010 Special Delivery Gift Set, and we think you will too! This limited-edition card kit has everything you need to create thoughtful handmade cards—cutting die shapes, one mini alphabet and two stitching dies. You’ll find yourself pulling out this kit every time you need a birthday card, friendly “thinking of you” note, or tag for a wedding gift. You can even use these shapes on scrapbooking layouts to create a fun journaling element behind the fold of the card.
Add some extra elements into the mix—stitching dies, tabs, or cheerful new flower and bird shapes to really give your cards dimension and character.
Paper Cottage should have delivery of these awesome sets mid-July! You can pre-order a set for $89.99 to ensure you'll receive this limited edition gift set.
Check back soon to see what I create with these dies once I've received my set!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Busy Summer??

Now that it's finally summer, are you finding these hot days tend to make you forget??  Make this dry erase "to do" list within minutes and never forget your weekly plans again!  Kids at home already bored, get them to make one too on cardstock to hang on their bedroom door ~ everyone will know what's going on each week!
(dies used:  Cookie Cutter Calendar Kit and Central Park Alphabet set)

Monday, June 14, 2010

I love Sketches!!

Sketches are awesome!  I tend to work off a lot of sketches as they are so forgiving for you to "create" and make the project your own design.  I often hear from scrappers that when "scraplifting" they have to have the same paper, embellishments, etc. in order for their design to turn out like the original creator. That's what I love about Sketches, no "distractions" from the original, strictly turns out the way you want!!  Try some today!  Great blog for Sketches:  www.pagemaps.com

Here is my take on the latest Sketch Challenge by Page Maps:

(dies used: nesting flower dies and Santa's Workshop cookie cutter alphabet)

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Here are some card ideas I created with the "leftover" papers from my American Crafts layout. 
The term "just add water" can be referred to me as "just add QuicKutz".

(die used for "catch u later": wave edges die - a must have for summer projects!)
(die used on "thank you": gingerbread page insert for the Epic - love the "label" look this die adds!)

Summer Papers

Well the sun may not be out yet for the summer, but we sure are getting in some super cute summer papers!!
Here is a layout I created using the new Bo Bunny Sun Kissed collection and of course added QuicKutz dies to complete it!!  I added my own style after "scraplifting" the idea from Bo Bunny.
(dies used: 4x4 sun, 4x4 starburst and cookie cutter rainbow)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's June 1st ~ where is the sun??

Since the weather hasn't been so nice, I decided to make the sun come out and play on my scrapbook page!! Here I've created a page with the new American Crafts Heat Wave papers and embellishments. And nothing says Summer like the font Zelda! How it adds a great summer/carnival feel to any project!!  Want your journaling to match your font??  Zelda matches up with the font "Jokerman" found on Windows/MAC systems.
(dies used:  Collector's Limited Edition Zelda Grand Complete Alphabet Set and Cookie Cutter Santa's Workshop alphabet)