Quilted Cards

 Hi everyone – it’s Kay here with my Quickutz post.

My daughters mother-in-law is quite the quilter and has her own quilting store. My daughter and I went together over to her store to pick out fabric for a baby quilt she’s going to make.  This was the first time I’d been in a quilting store before and it was quite fun.  Lots of pretty fabrics that coordinated together made me think of all the pretty patterned papers I love to buy.  This inspired me to create some “quilted” cards.


I took a small square from my Cookie Cutter Nesting Squares and some patterned paper from the Baby Bump 6×6 paper pad  and some 12×12 papers from The Avenues Collection (Dot &  Stripe) both are from BoBunny.


I cut out my squares and inked the edges and assembled them on a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than my card base. Then I ran the whole piece through my Evolution with my Goosebumpz embossing folder to make it look like it’s quilted. 


I adhered it to my card front and rubbed a little ink over the top so the embossing stands out more.  Then I used the labels from the Label It – It Kit to frame my sentiments.


So grab some fun papers from the Scrapbook Express store and make yourself a “quilted” card. The possibilities are endless!


Quickutz Easter Basket Revisited & We R 4×4 Instagram Albums

 Happy Friday!  It’s Kay here showing off the Basket & Box Quickutz Cookie Cutter dies from last year’s spring release.


 With Easter coming up on the 20th I thought I’d remind you just how cute this little Easter basket is. It’s the perfect size for a kids class at school or church or just to wish a co worker or friend a Happy Easter.


I made this basket from double sided cardstock so you have yellow on the outside and pink on the inside.  You can view last years post on this Basket & Box die here. If you are not familiar with all the variations you can make with this die be sure to check it out.


This was quick and easy to make. All I did to decorate this was add some Doodlebug sequins that have been in my stash for a several years now.



Part 2

When We R released these 4×4 Instagram albums I instantly fell in love.  They are so dang cute I can hardly stand it!  I haven’t ever used Instagram before although the app is on my phone I just haven’t ventured there yet.  What I do want these mini albums for is a little family album for my first grandbaby. I have a new granddaughter on the way (coming in July)  I thought this would be a such a cute size to put pictures in of “Calli’s” family.


My daughter loves the color coral so of course I had to have the coral album. I bought the 6×6 paper pad called “Baby Bump” from Bo Bunny mainly because it had the color coral to match my album.

  Each album comes with 10 sleeves. 5 of them are 4×4 and the other 5 are 2×2 by 4 (see below).

I tried my 4×4 Quickutz dies in them and they fit nicely as well as the 2×2.  So the answer from Tuesday’s newsletter is YES these would be great to store your Quickutz dies in.


I used the alphabet from the Wildflower Gift Set from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts for “Who Loves Calli?”  It’s only the beginning of my little album but I wanted to show you how cute these are.

I cut out letters for all of Calli’s aunts and uncles, mommy, daddy and of course grandma and grandpa’s.  I think this will be such a cute album when it’s done.


 See ya in two weeks with another Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts post.


P.S. The Reese’s Peanut butter eggs are excellent!

Mini Cards with your Punches

Hi everyone, it’s Kay here showing you a fun way to use your punch dies and some washi tape.  This is a quick and simple way to make some cute spring mini cards or tags.


I used  the Easter Punches – Cookie Cutter Dies for my Happy Easter mini card and the Butterfly Punches  for my Thank You mini card.  For the card and front raised panel I used my  Nesting Scallop Squares.


To cut a window into the card front you simply take the shape for your window (chick or butterfly) and place it cutting side down along with the scallop square and secure it with some double stick tape. Place it on your diecut machine (for the Evolution you always place it cutting side up) and run it through. Then I stamped my sentiment and put some pop dots on the back to give the mini card some dimension.


To make the mini card I took the scallop square die that was slightly larger than the card front I  just cut.  Fold your cardstock in half and place the fold just inside the cutting edge and tape it to keep it from slipping. My example below shows the folded card.  Of course if you don’t place it inside the cutting edge you will end up with 2 scallop squares instead of a fold card. Yes, I’ve done that before…..

After I cut the card out I simply applied some washi tape on a diagonal making sure it was in the right place so that when I adhered the window card front it would show through.


These mini cards would be cute on an Easter basket, or on a plate of cookies or cupcakes or a gift bag and won’t take up all your time making them.

See you next time,


Paper and Embellishment Mix

March 20, 2014 by  
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On Monday,  Jolene shared a project with you using embellishments mixed from different paper collections. Today, I have taken that mixing one step further and incorporated papers,  in addition to embellishments, from different collections.

I used  WeR Chalkboard Ombre Paper, My Mind’s Eye Cut ‘n Paste “Bliss” Jovial Paper, and two papers from the Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Collection Pack. For embellishments, I used Bo Bunny Head Over Heels Buttons, My Mind’s Eye Cut ‘n Paste “Hey You” Decorative Buttons, Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Buttons, WeR Chalkboard Frames – Heart, and My Mind’s Eye “Smile” Enamel Dots.  That is pulling product from a lot of different collections.  I finished off the layout with a short title cut with my Silhouette Cameo. Don’t limit yourself to the papers and embellishments from one collection…..dig through your stash and mix and match to your heart’s content.  Dom


Kay will have a Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts post for you tomorrow.

Easter is Just Around the Corner

March 8, 2014 by  
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Happy Saturday to you – it’s Kay here posting a day late because we had some technical issues with the blog yesterday. We are back up and running today – yea!

Since Easter is just around the corner (April 20th) I thought I’d make an Easter card for you.


I used the Quickutz Easter Punches Cookie Cutter Dies for my bunny and one of the Nesting Scallops.

I cut out a sky blue scallop circle and a green scallop circle that I tore and layered to get the grassy look. I mounted my bunny with Sticky Thumb dimensionals and added a little white pom pom for the tail.  Super easy!  I punched out 3 tiny flowers and with a stylus I shaped them and adhered them with a glue dot. I used some liquid white dimensional for the centers.

The paper is from Authentique Spring Seasons Collection. The Dark brown cardstock is Bazzill as well as the sky blue.


Well, that’s it for me, hope you have a wonderful spring weekend!

See you next time,


Putting Some Shape ‘N Your Tape

February 7, 2014 by  
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 Two weeks ago I promised to show you some Shape ‘N Tape ideas.  Since it February I thought I’d do it with a little “heart”.  I took the smallest heart from the Nesting Scallop Hearts Set and some Shape ‘N Tape to make these two cards.


For my first card I used BoBunny’s Head Over Heels 6×6 Paper pad for my background border.  I took the red leaves sheet from the Blossom Shape ‘N Tape package. I cut off  a piece and adhered it to some white cardstock and cut out my hearts. This gave me the stability I needed to pop up the hearts.


As you can see below I used pop dots to give it some dimension.


 I have to say I’m not used to making cards this simple. I’m a detail kind of crafter so working with this Shape ‘N Tape was harder for me than all the detailed stuff.  So if you like quick and simple this Shape ‘N Tape is definitely for you.


In case you don’t know Shape ‘N Tape is just like washi tape except for it comes in 6×12 sheets instead of a roll which allows you to cut out shapes with your diecuts.  For my Hugs & Kisses card I simply cut out 3 hearts from my pink Shape ‘N Tape sheet which is from the Lineup package.  As you can see below you just peel off the backing like a sticker.

Because it’s translucent it will pick up some color from behind depending on what you stick it on.  Since I used this on a white card  it picks up the white.


 If you want to keep it looking white but use it on colored cardstock or patterned paper simply mount it to some white cardstock first.


Well, that’s it for me today.  Hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day next Friday.  You have one week to get all those “love” projects complete.


One Perfect Day

January 16, 2014 by  
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While the Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Collection Pack is sewing themed, there are many patterns that are simple and versatile with many subjects.  They also mix and match nicely with WeRMemory Keepers Chalkboard Collection elements. Pulling products from different product lines is a great way to get more from your products and use them for many different themes and subjects.


Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Collection Pack
Bo Bunny Pin Cushion Buttons
WeRMemory Keepers Chalkboard Collection: Stencil Paper, Embossed Stickers
My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio Label Stickers
My Mind’s Eye “Smile” Enamel Dots
Baker’s Twine

Have a great weekend.

Gift Card Tag

December 18, 2013 by  
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I wanted to make an envelope with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to use a gift card holder, but thought the holder  needed to be more than just an envelope. I decided to adhere the envelope to a tag and do a little embellishing. I recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo and decided to try to cut out some letters for “mom”.  Wow, it couldn’t have been easier. I used Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and a font from my computer. The Silhouette Cameo cut right through the paper…no tears, pulls or problems. Who knew die cutting could be so easy? If the Silhouette Cameo is not on your Christmas wishlist, it should be.

My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland Collection
Presents 12×12 Paper
Polka Dots 12×12 Paper
12×12 Sticker Accessories Sheet
My Mind’s Eye Vintage Christmas Gems
Silhouette Strawberry 12×12 Adhesive Backed Cardstock
Bo Bunny Woodland Winter Buttons
Silhouette Cameo
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
Baker’s Twine

Create ‘N Connect Pocket Dies

 Hello everyone!  I’m excited to show you a few of the things you can do with the  Create ‘N Connect Pocket Dies from Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz.  I have never scrapped this way before and found it quite fun.

These pictures are from my nephews wedding I was able to attend last August in California.


I used My Mind’s Eye Cut ‘N Paste “Forever” Splendor for a lot of my pieces as well as the Flair 6×6 pad.

The sheet protectors with all the pockets are from We R Memory Keepers and you can find them in the Scrapbook Express store right here.




Now I’m going to show you all the pocket dies I used to create my layouts. First you start off with the basic POCKET SCRAP STARTER DIES. This comes with 4 dies as shown below. The largest two are for your 4×6 pockets and can be used for your photos or anything else you want to fit inside those areas. The smaller two are for your 2×3 pockets. This makes scrapbooking a breeze. Everything fits perfectly into your photo sleeves.

For some of my sections I cut out the smaller pocket and then embossed it with new Wildflower GooseBumpz A2 folders.


 There are 5 sets to choose from to help you embellish your pocket pieces.  I will show you 3 of them.






post5lifeI hope you enjoyed seeing how to use these fun pocket dies. If you have any questions about them feel free to ask.

See ya next time.


DIY 3-D Embellishments

August 19, 2013 by  
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Lots of manufacturers make chipboard or sticker 3-D embellishments, but it’s also easy to make them yourself from elements in pattern papers or stickers.

I used this block from the Hollow 12×12 Paper,     OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcut out the three different elements, then inked the edges with Brown Sweetheart Inker. The inking allows you to layer the elements and mask any imperfections there may be in the cutting.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI then layered the pieces using American Crafts This to That Foam Dot Adhesive.
layer  3I added a Brad and letters from WeRMemory Keepers Happy Campers Chipboard Alphabet to finish off the embellishment.
layeredAfter creating my layout I decided I needed something in the top corner to balance out the layout, so I created another 3-D embellishment using this sticker from the Combo Sticker sheet.
binoc1I cut the sticker apart, inked the edges, and layered it on a banner from the Noteworthy package and added a Brad.
binoc2Here’s my final layout using the two 3-D embellishments.

Bo Bunny Trail Mix
Stripe 12×12 Paper
Nature 12×12 Paper
Woodland Picnic 12×12 Paper
Hollow 12×12 Paper
Combo Sticker
WeRMemory Keepers Happy Campers Chipboard Alphabet
Brown Sweetheart Inker
American Crafts This to That Foam Dot Adhesive

Laurel will have a Silhouette post for your tomorrow.

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