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

Sister Missionary Cards with WeR Journaling Cards

On my last post I talked about re-purposing your supplies.  For today’s post I’m showing you two more cards made with We R journaling cards that are intended for pocket scrapbooking.

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We R has a small line of religious items that center around missionaries.  One of these products is the We R Journaling Cards Sister. This pack comes with 100 double sided cards that make scrapbooking a breeze.

I decided to make a couple of Sister Missionary cards from this set. I used BoBunny Island Mist Vintage Dot cardstock for my background – it matches perfectly.  I ran it through a Lifestyle Crafts (now WeR) embossing folder and inked the edges with Distress ink.

Then I inked the edges of one of the cards, tied a ribbon around it and added some scriptures (retired Quickutz book)  and mounted it on my card.

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For my second Sister Missionary card (or any purpose kind of card for that matter). I used the back side of BoBunny’s Coral Double Dot cardstock. I ran it through with another embossing folder and inked the edges like before. I added a ribbon and mounted it to my card.

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I cut one of the Flower Punches – Quickutz Cookie Cutter, inked it and stamped my sentiment, punched a tiny hole and added a jump ring to it so I could put a safety pin through it.

I also added some Stickles and acrylic paint to some of the flower details to add some dimension.

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So whether you are scrapbooking or card making check out the WeR Journaling card sets. They are a great value and make your projects quick and simple.

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We R Missionary Album Kit/Sister is the perfect combination if you are scrapbooking the Sister Missionary in your life.

See ya next time with some projects using the new release of Quickutz dies from WeR.  Yea! They’re in the store!!!

Kay

Re-purposing Your Supplies

May 16, 2014 by  
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Hey everyone, it’s Kay here with my Quickutz Lifestyle Crafts post.  As many of you know WeR Memory Keepers bought Lifestyle Crafts last fall.  They will be having some new dies coming out soon, but until then I want to show you a couple of ways to repurpose 2 products we carry in the store.

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I used the Quickutz Lifestyle Crafts by WeR Albums Made Easy Hooray Dies to make this card. I also used  BoBunny Modern Miss Selfie 12×12 paper and a 3×4 card from the BoBunny Misc Me Modern Miss Journal Box Set.

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The Misc Me Modern Miss Journal Box Set comes with 240 double-sided cards: (60) 6×8″ cards, (60) 4×6″ cards, and (120) 3×4″ cards that coordinate with the Modern Miss collection.

I used one of the 6×8 cards for my Oatmeal cookie recipe. I had to trim it on the sides a bit to make it fit in the sheet protector.  It made for a quick and easy recipe page.

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I hope this post helps you think outside the box when you make your next project.  Have a great weekend!

Kay

 

 

May Flower Card

May 2, 2014 by  
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Hey everyone, it’s Kay here with my Quickutz Lifestyle Crafts post. I have a May flower card for you today.

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I used the Nesting Petals  Cookie Cutter die set.  There are 11 dies in the set. You can use them together, separately or pick and choose the layers you want. There are so many possibilities with these dies and the month of May is all about flowers so head on over to the Scrapbook Express store and “pick” some.  Don’t miss the 20% off your order sale going on now just in time for National Scrapbook Day.

See ya next time and have a scrappy weekend.

Kay

 

 

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Kay

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

Kay

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.

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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.

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

See you next time,

Kay

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