Friday, December 28, 2012


Finding different ways to use "mouse traps" turned out great!  From the note pads I made earlier in the year, I made up a calendar and picture holder.  These will be kits to go in the store.
(dies used: scallop doilies and Moxie font)

(dies used: Tape-it Kit)

Class Kits to Go 

Magnet Calendar Kit ~ $7.50
Magnet Picture Holder Kit~ $6.00

Sunday, December 23, 2012


I made up these tag bag gifts for friends this year.  Inside these bags I created with a small white paper bag with a die cut on both sides to create the bag are a set of 12 tags and 4 clothes pins with twine wrapped around them. Now their gifts to others will have cute tags on them!

Friday, December 21, 2012

More cards...

Here are some more cards using October Afternoon Postcards for inspiration.

(dies used: Nesting Circles and Contact Card ~ retired)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Have you been....

Knotty or Nice??   I recommend that you are "Knotty" and need the gift set to prove it!!  Love the bows from the Knotty Set.  Here is a card I made from just scraps of papers and one of the bows from this gift set.  Make sure you put "Knotty" on your list!!
(dies used:  Knotty Gift Set)

Class Kit to Go

I've made up the gifts I did for Co-workers from the 9th Day of Inspiration as Kits to Go for a great last minute gift!! Great for Teachers, Postman, Co-worker or someone else on your list!

Tag Chocolate Bar Holder
Kit to Go: $7.00 (chocolate bar included)
Designer: Candace

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last minute Christmas Cards

Using October Afternoons Christmas Postcards makes it a snap to whip up a few extra cards when in need!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

QuicKutz Club for January to June 2013 ~ Join today!

It's that time again to renew or start our QuicKutz Club!!

If you are looking at re-signing up or starting this club, now is the time to do so!!  I was just on a webinar showcasing all the new dies coming for 2013 at CHA in January.  WOW!!  Not only is the club die for January super cute, but the rest of the dies being released are awesome so you will be thankful as a club member to receive 20% off all these dies!!

Here is a sneak peek at the January Club Die to get you excited!!

Remember, only club members will receive this die, it will not be available to anyone else to purchase!!

Here is a re-cap on what is included in the Club:

Lifestyle Crafts (QuicKutz) Club Members receive:

-an exclusive Bonus LC item each month, designed by Lifestyle Crafts just for club members

-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/ products everyday

-6 month membership fee is only $45.00! You will be receiving at least $60.00 worth of products over the 6 month period with your one time membership fee, not to mention your 20% volume discounts in LC purchases.
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!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

12th day of inspiration...

Box Holders like the one yesterday make excellent gifts.  Just using a little math (lol!) and a cute container, you can make a box.  I made up a bunch of these bottle holders for all the Holiday Lunches I have this week with friends. The new Punches dies by Lifestyle Crafts make it easy to do projects in bulk! A cute and simple gift!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

11th day of inspiration..

Here is a tutorial on how to make a hot cocoa treat box.  Using the new little tubes in store ~ this makes a cute gift!

Cut and score paper as indicated:
 Cut tabs and using 1 1/8" circle punch, punch holes for tubes:
 Assemble box and add tubes:
 Decorate as desired:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

9th day of inspiration...

 Love the It-Kits that Lifestyle Crafts has!  Not only do you get lots of dies in the kit but also a digital download code to put the die shapes in a digital cutter! Check out all the It-Kits here ~ the Tape-It Kit will be in store soon!!  I used my Cameo and created this pocket tag from the pocket tag die cut.  I think these will be the gifts I give to my co-workers, I'll just add a tag to each one!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

8th day of inspiration...

To change up the look of the boxes and bags die cuts that Lifestyle Crafts has, I create a "window". You can do this by first cutting out the bag or box, then place a nesting die on the cut out die and run through the machine again. Great bag to fill with chocolates for co-workers or neighbors!

December QuicKutz Club

QuicKutz Club kits for December are ready for pick-up!!
I used a few different dies to create the project ~ great use of how to use Nesting dies differently!

This month's exclusive die:

This die can be used for more than just a sugar cookie look.  Use on a recipe or on a card:
(die used: sugar cookie ~ exclusive December QK Club die)

(die used: sugar cookie ~ exclusive December QK Club die)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

7th Day of Inspiration....

Make this adorable "Magical Reindeer Food" Tube! Great for Classroom gifts and easy for the kids to get involved!  We have the tiny tubes and printables available in store.
(dies used: Nesting Circles, Nesting Scallop Circles and 2x2 Reindeer)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

6th day of Inspiration...

Make ornaments with the kids from die cuts!!  Here is a tutorial for a tree ornament I made:

What you will need: tree die , score board, twine, glue and bells.

Cut out 3 trees and 3 stars with paper of choice.  Using score board, score trees and stars down middle:
Fold trees and stars on score lines and then glue stars to top of each tree: 
 Using liquid glue, apply glue on one side of one tree and attach to another tree:

String bells through twine, glue half of tree and attach twine through center of folds with bells on bottom of tree as shown. Attach with glue the last tree:

 Hang on tree.  Enjoy!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

5th day of inspiration...

Taking homemade baking to the neighbors?  Add a unique tag to a burlap bag!
(dies used: instant photo, 4x4 present, and 4x4 Joy )

Sunday, December 9, 2012

4th day of inspiration..

here is a printable for you to spread around your neighborhood!!  I added this "You've Been Elfed" print out with Elf clothes and the tag from 3rd day of inspiration to give to a neighbor.  Get creative with your gift and start this tradition around your neighborhood!  Print tag here

Saturday, December 8, 2012

3rd day of Inspiration..

Great quick & easy tag to attach to a gift for an Open House Holiday Party or Dinner.

Friday, December 7, 2012

2nd day of inspiration...

These little chocolate holders make the perfect gift for your postman, hairdresser, doctor, neighbor or anyone else on your list!  I have made this treat holder available as a Kit to Go in store. (chocolate included!)

(dies used: Nesting Frame 4 and Snowflakes) Click on links to purchase dies.

Chocolate Treat Holder
Kit to Go: $5.00 (sold out)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days of Inspiration...

I'm seeing many businesses/blogs doing 12 Days of Christmas and so I thought I'd give myself a little challenge and send to all of you 12 Days of Inspiration.  I will post a project idea for the next 12 days and have some available for kits to go in the store and some will just be for you to get creative yourself!!  So let the fun begin!!

On the first day of inspiration I give you my requested and talked about Santa Tag:
Because there has been numerous requests for a Kit to Go, this tag is now available for purchase!!

Santa Tag
Kit to Go: $3.00 (sold out)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Back in Stock!

The Genius Ultimate Platform System comes with a brand new MAGNETIC platform and includes two mats, one for embossing and one for cutting. As a bonus, we are throwing in a one-of-a-kind nesting die (a $24.99 value) absolutely free! The Genius Platform works with all leading brand dies and embossing folders and in all leading die-cutting tools.
This is a must for anyone that has a personal die cutting machine!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Knotty & Nice

The new gift sets by Lifestyle Crafts are "Knotty & Nice" ~ make great gifts with the packaging!!

 Knotty Gift Set
 Nice Gift Set