Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday!

It's my husband's birthday today so I made up some cupcakes and the kids helped me ice them.  I added my own special touch to highlight that one special cupcake for Dad! It's so easy to do with dies!!
(dies used: cupcake stand, nesting scallops, nesting circles and happy birthday cupcake liner)

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Dies!!

We have gotten in a few of the new Spring 2012 Core Collection.  One of the dies is the Disk Envelope and as soon as I saw it I instantly thought it was perfect for a card!  With the pocket effect it makes when you open the tab it's perfect for a gift card, note or money.  I made this card for my husband who will be celebrating a birthday tomorrow.

(dies used: Disk Envelope, 2x2 candle and 4x4 Baked Goods)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

QuicKutz Club for February

February Club Kits are ready for pick up!  Check out the project and die you receive if you are in the club this month:

(You get all supplies to make this card~ dies used: drink labels and 2x2 leaves)

(this is the Club die for February~ check out below what I created using this cute die!!)

(dies used: Nesting Eyelet Circles, Nesting Hearts, Wildflower Gift Set and 2x2 exclusive club die)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Altered Project

I love altering items to suit my needs and make them unique! I took simple calendar wood blocks and altered them to be more than just a calendar block.  I added a clothes peg to the middle back and then added a matted frame for a picture and clipped on a daily sentiment. These make great gifts to give anyone!!

(dies used: Nesting frame 3 ~ could have used any numbers set but needed to make a bunch of these so used my Cameo)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Me and anyone else who celebrates a birthday this month!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


February is a huge Birthday month for me ~ not only is it my Birthday, but many friends and even my husband!!  I've made a few cards and a gift bag, now trying to finish what will go inside the gift bag......
 (dies used: Special Delivery set, Nesting stars and Nesting circles)
 (dies used: 4x4 candles and Nesting frame 3)
(die used: 4x4 candles)

Monday, February 13, 2012

fun fonts!

Playing with the new line by 3 Bugs in a Rug ~ One Fine Day, I pulled out some fun fonts to use for the titles:
 (dies used: Nesting Scallop Circles, Bakery Box for label and Winter Wishes font)
 (dies used: Nesting Circles and 4x4 Lemon Drop font)

Using the sticker sheet that coordinates with this line, I enhanced it with a die!
(die used: Nesting Frame 4)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Nesting Dies

Love all the nesting dies ~ I can create a project and then just add any nesting die to complete the look!
 (die used: Nesting Frame 4)
 (die used: Nesting Frame 4)
(dies used: Nesting Eyelet Circles and Nesting Circles)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fun Project!

I saw on Pinterest (so many ideas!!) someone had purchased a poster of "typestaches" in New York and then had it framed.  I thought it would be fun to re-create the poster and would make a great birthday gift for a co-worker who loves mustaches. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the different "staches" in different fonts and then used Microsoft word program to lay out the design and label each "stache".  Once this was done, I thought it was too cute and decided to use different brackets of Lifestyle Crafts fonts and make my own "fontstaches" version.  Waiting on 3 of the new fonts coming in the next couple of months to complete my frame....

(dies used: High Rise, Manhattan, Dragonfly, Paper Doll and Splendid)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thank You Cards

I made up a bunch of these cards to thank those that were very thoughtful to bring dinners to me and my family over my recovery period.  I am blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people!!
(dies used: breakfast cookie cutter set and Special Delivery set)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Cards

Using scrap paper and some dies, I made these cards for Valentine's Day!
 (dies used: Nesting Lace Squares and Nesting Hearts)
(dies used: Nesting Hearts and 4x4 Manhattan font)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Gifts

Using the cute bag dies by Lifestyle Crafts makes gift giving super easy!!  Here are two different bag dies I used to make treats for co-workers and school office staff:
  (dies used: Paper Bag, Nesting Hearts and 2x2 tag)

(dies used: Gift Bag, Nesting Hearts and Nesting Eyelet Circles)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

name tags

My daughter loves to play restaurant and she is the waitress.  She was just sticking a piece of paper with her name on her clothes as a "name tag" so I decided she needed to get professional to be taken seriously (lol).  Her brother decided that was kinda cool and wanted one too.  This little role playing is really helping her spell words which is great ~ maybe I need to make up menus next!
 (dies used: 2x2 utensils and 4x4 High Rise font)
("May I take your order?")

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Spring 2012 Core Collection

Lifestyle Crafts has released a new core line of dies at CHA (tradeshow), you'll know that they are the shapes you'll want in your collection! These shapes are great core basics that everyone can use for multiple types of projects. Take note that these shapes will be shipped to us over the next 4 months so if you already have a favorite in mind ~ call or drop into the store and get yourself on our special order list to ensure you get the die as it arrives in store!! Here is just a sample of some of the dies, check out: Lifestyle Crafts to see them all!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mini Mailboxes

I got these mini mailboxes at Target and then using dies and paper, decorated them up!  I'll fill inside with chocolates and give to the teachers.
(dies used: Nesting Hearts, Nesting Scallop Hearts, 2x2 heart-January Club die and Edge-It kit)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cuttin' Up!

Another media that Lifestyle Crafts can cut is flute paper. Check out this layout I made where I cut out the title and a heart using flute paper:
(dies used: 4x4 Love, nesting hearts and nesting frame 3)