Star Ornament – Or should I say Decoration?

Today I’m going to feature the Star Ornament die from We R.  This star ornament felt more like a decoration to me than an ornament. I guess when I think of an ornament I think of something smaller you put on a tree, but comes out to be over 15″.

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When I was done making it I strung some ribbon through the top holes so I could hang it.  We R has put out a video explaining how to put this together. You can see it here: VIDEO

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I used the North Pole 6×6 paper pad from WeR for my star which made it quick. I tore out 6 sheets and I was ready to begin cutting out.

IMG_0808_edited-1Like she mentions in the You Tube video these would be great for Christmas decor, baby showers or any other occasion that you want to make at home and have match your party theme.

Hope you have a great Saturday!

Kay

Gobble Gobble

November 27, 2014 by  
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sizzix Big Shot Machine
WeR Cutting Dies – Banners
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Sketch Pen Kit (24 Pack)

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Albums Made Easy

November 21, 2014 by  
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Last summer I showed you the beginnings of a little book I was making for my first granddaughter entitled “Who Loves Callie?” I’m using the Instagram Albums from WeR.  These are so cute and they now have 4 Neon colored ones to add to the mix. I can’t help it but I love mini things, they are just so cute I have to buy them.

Since I started my book WeR has released the Albums Made Easy dies that help you create your albums more easily. They work for the 12×12 size album pages as well.

In my first picture below you can see where I took a photo and then used the Album Made Easy Dies – Frames to cut out the picture for my page.

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This was a great size for the pictures I took for Callie’s book. Since I started my book I have gained another little granddaughter that has finally come home from spending over 3 months in the NICU.  I have started her book as well “Who Loves Alice?”    I hope these little albums will be a childhood keepsake for my two granddaughters.  I still have a cloth book my mom made me when I was little using liquid embroidery.

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I still had room in my little album so I decided to help Callie learn her colors. I used the Frame again, but this time I used the whole frame instead of the cutout.

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I thought why not throw in the ABC’s too!  I used the mini frame for my ABC’s and put each one in the sheet protectors that have 4 squares.

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Then I thought – I can’t leave out the numbers….. I had fun using all my Quickutz dies I’ve collected for the past 10+ years to make my pages cute.  I used the Albums Made Easy – Basics set to cut out my pages, and the small circle to highlight the number.

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I actually stayed up the entire night working on this little album, which I have never done before. I wouldn’t recommend it, it took me days to catch up on the sleep I lost. But it was fun at the time…my mind kept thinking of more cute stuff to put in her little book.

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Well, that’s it for today. I hope you will keep in mind that these little Instagram 4×4 albums are for more than just Instagram photos. They will be in a couple of diaper bags in my family :)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this coming week.

Kay

Pie Box Place Tags

November 14, 2014 by  
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Now that the holidays are upon us and the weather has changed (at least it has here in Utah) it’s time to start thinking of the family meals we will be sharing together in the coming weeks.  I pulled out my Pie Box from WeR (previously from Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz)  and made this quick name place setting that I can use for my Thanksgiving table.

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The Pie Box contains just one die and is so simple to put together. The new WeR embossing folders are now 6″ square which allows me to emboss the whole cut out of the Pie Box for some added texture.  I used the Feathers embossing folder.

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This picture just shows how the shape will fit totally inside the embossing folder with just one swipe through your die cutting machine. First cut out the Pie Box and then take the paper cutout and emboss with the folder.

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I put it together and then inked the edges so that the embossed feathers would stand out. I made the name tag with the new  Albums Made Easy Dies – Frames and a Quickutz alphabet from my stash. Then I added some of the feathers from the Feathers 4×4 die  to make it look ” Thanksgivingy”.

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 Be sure to check out Scrapbook Express for all your holiday decorating and craft projects.  I’ll be back next time with more on the Album Made Easy dies.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kay

 

Introducing the Fold Over Tags from WeR

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope you have all those costumes figured out and the dish of candy ready for all those Trick or Treaters.  I have a treat for you today: the new Nesting Fold Over Tags from WeR Memory Keepers.

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 These new Fold Over Tags give you the option of using these as tags, sleeves or gift card holders.  There are 4 different sizes and a tiny die that will put a hole in your tag if you want it.  I threaded a ribbon through the dies to keep them altogether.

The largest one is shown below and is the perfect size to hold a gift card. I used the  Little One 12×12 paper pad from We R, the Alphabet Cutting Dies – Strung and the Label It Kit.

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This set comes with one hole that you place in the notch at the top if you want one.

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This is great for giving a gift card for a baby shower or someone’s birthday.

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I had to get one last Halloween project in :)   I used the second sized one to make my Halloween tag. I used Authentique’s  Spirited Paper Pad.

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I didn’t seal up the bottom so it would hold a little bag of Candy corn.

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The third size down is shown below. I again didn’t seal up the bottom so I could use it as a sleeve form my candy cane.

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I tied the bow through the hole and around my candy cane so it wouldn’t fall out. I used Authentique’s Believe Paper Pad for this one.

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With the holidays back to back in the coming months, now is the perfect time to grab these fold over tags and put them to good use.

See ya next time and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Kay

 








Halloween Treat Box

Hey everyone, it’s Kay here with my WeR Memory Keepers (Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts) post. I have a fun Halloween treat box I made out of the Template Cutting Die – Large Bakery Box.  This bakery box is perfect for giving yummy treats for all your holiday occasions.

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I used the new Authentique Spirited 12×12 pad to make my box. This star pattern comes in the kit as well. I love Authentique’s thick and sturdy patterned cardstock. It’s perfect for making these boxes.

After I cut my template die out twice, I ran one of them back through my Evolution with one of the Nesting Ovals – Cookie Cutter Nesting dies to make a window. I used a piece of removable tape to keep it in place.

I adhered some acetate on the inside and then assembled my box.  You can see the tutorial I did on putting this bakery box together in a previous post.  Click here to see it.

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I used the Bat – 2×2 inch cutting die to decorate it,
which made this super quick and easy.  I added some Stickles to make the eyes stand out.  This Bat die is only $2.79 in the Scrapbook Express store and is super handy for all your Halloween projects.

This bakery box holds almost a whole 21 oz. bag of Brach’s Candy Corn. There was a handful left in the bag that made a nice treat for me while doing this post :)

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I used one of the Punch Cutting Dies – Rectangle Labels for my tag. I punched a hole in the top so I could thread it through my tuelle.

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Well, there you have it!  See ya next time – enjoy those beautiful fall colors! I know I will.

Kay

 

Three Easy Cards using WeR Embossing Folders

Hi everyone!  I’m finally back posting on the blog again after lots of family drama the past couple of months. It’s not over yet, but things have settled enough for me to get some time in my craft room. Both of my daughters had their first babies, one was 16 weeks early and is in the NICU. I had knee surgery and my mom had major surgery as well and is in a rehab center. Life is sure crazy sometimes!

I’ve got lots of the new 6×6 Embossing folders from WeR and I’ve used 3 of them on my cards today. They were simple and easy to make.  I followed the same layout for each card but used different sentiments to show the versatility this paper collection and embossing folders give you.

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The patterned papers all came from the WeR Little One 12×12 Paper Pad.  I simply embossed a patterned paper piece, mounted it on some green cardstock, added some ribbon and a sentiment and there you have a quick and easy card.

We R’s new embossing folders are 6×6 which allows you to emboss square cards and go to the edge of an A2 sized card.  The neat thing about this square size is you can emboss the pattern horizontally or vertically and still have your card go portrait or landscape.  As usual you can emboss or deboss depending on what side of the paper you put up or down.

 

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For my Little One card below I used the WeR Embossing Folders – Stripe folder. It’s always a little hard to get a picture of texture, but it’s very obvious in person.

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For my Happy Birthday card I used WeR Embossing Folders – Chevron

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And for my Sympathy card I used WeR Embossing folders – Triangle. There are two folders in each set and I have only used one of the folders on each of my cards.  I will be making more embossed creations for you in the future.

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Now add some of these new embossing folders to your cart and get making a these cute but simple cards to add to our stash.

See ya next time,

Kay

 

 

 

WeR Rose Die

Hi everyone – welcome to today’s blog post featuring the Shape Cutting Die – Rose from WeR Memory Keepers (dies previously from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts).

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Today I’d like to show you how to use the Rose die. As you can see there are 3 pieces. The piece below is the background-leaves. I cut this out and left it in the die so I could emboss it.

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I took the blunt end of my paper piercer and pressed where the details of the leaf are.

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You can see that it leaves an embossed detail.

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I cut out the solid piece with the lightest color and a slightly darker color for the detail piece. I like to ink the edges on all the pieces.
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On the closeup below you can see that I added some red Stickles to the darker portion of the rose.

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On the Thank you card I also used the Punch Cutting Dies – Rectangle Labels for my sentiment border.

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I made a really quick little wedding card using a 3×3 note card. I stamped Congratulations and added a white/ivory rose.

3cardsThere are lots of ways to use this Rose die from WeR.  All of these cards were quick and easy to make.

See ya next time!

Kay

 

 

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Hi everyone!  I’m excited to show you the new MONARCH Shape Die from We R.  I love how you can use this die in lots of different ways.

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Below is the first card where I just cut the detailed portion of the die. I adhered this directly to my card and repeated the pattern for a quick and easy birthday card.

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The second way is by using  some Sticky Thumb Dimensionals to pop it off the card. I also used Stickles to make it sparkle, then added a trail beneath the butterfly.

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For the last card I cut out both pieces of the butterfly. The solid piece I used my daubers and distress ink and blended the inks slightly to get the look I wanted. Then I used Glossy Accents over the white layer and sprinkled on some glitter.
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Here is a close up of how you can make the butterfly pop off your card. I added some Dimensionals and slightly bent the wings upward.

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For those of you who have been Quickutz fans you may have noticed that many of the dies don’t come with foam on them anymore.  Now they come with small holes that allow you to pop the die pieces from your die.

For the solid pieces a clump of sticky tack works perfect to pop out the die. I just leave a piece on top of my Revolution and Evolution die cut machines and it makes it quick and easy.

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For the detailed portion of the die you can see the small dots on the back of the die. I just take my paper piercer or a pin and poke through the holes which allows the diecut to be removed from the metal die.

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If you have any questions about this new method please feel free to ask. This MONARCH butterfly has a ton of uses so if you don’t already have one be sure to pick one up before they’re all gone.  So many possibilities!!

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I’ll be back in two weeks with another We R project using the Letterpress.  Hopefully my new granddaughter will have arrived by then. I can’t wait!

Kay

 

Quickutz became Lifestyle Crafts Now We R – Large Bakery Box

Hi everyone!  Well the day has finally come when us Quickutz lovers finally have new dies to purchase again.  Granted we have to come up with a new name since We R Memory Keepers has bought out Lifestyle Crafts.

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For today’s post I wanted to feature the Large Bakery Box Template Cutting Die.  This comes with one die that you cut twice to make the bakery box.  I’ll take you step by step on how to make one. It’s pretty easy.

First: Cut two pieces ( I like to use a heavy double sided cardstock or patterned paper. I used Authentique because it’s nice and thick.)

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Second: Fold where the score lines are.

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Third: Apply some adhesive on the small side flap on each of your pieces.

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Fourth: Now to assemble the box – adhere the small flap to the flapless side on the other piece. Now do the same on the other side.

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Fifth: It should look like the example above. Now apply some adhesive on the two places on the bottom. Fold in the small side flaps and interlock the larger flaps with the adhesive on them to close up the end.

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Sixth: It should look like the box end below.

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Seventh: Now stand the box up and fold in the top. Now your bakery box is ready to  decorate and fill up with a yummy treat.

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I made this box for my dad to give him for Father’s Day filled with Bridge Mix. He loves munching on Bridge Mix and this holds over a pound.  I embellished my box with the Nesting Stars and the new Strung Alphabet.

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The new Strung Alphabet comes with two 4×4 dies with the alphabet. Each letter has tabs out both sides with a small hole to string them together. I used brads to assemble DAD.

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Here is a close up of the letters strung together.

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The assembled box is 8″ high and 3.3″ wide and 2″ deep.  This would hold about 8 regular sized cookies.

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I hope you’ll join me next time for more die cut projects featuring We R Memory Keepers dies.  Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

Kay

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