Sunday, September 20, 2009
I would like to share a 12x12 page layout I did of my son Jacob playing in our back yard. He just loves this Trike his daddy bought him at a garage sale a few months ago, and would love it even more If only his little legs would actually reach the peddles.
For my layout I have used the following dies:-
COTTAGECUTZ TRIKE SC-CC4x4-042,
COTTAGECUTZ LAMP POST SC-CC4x4-023,
COTTAGECUTZ TREEHOUSE SC-CC4x4-041,
QUICKUTZ SUN RS-0934,
QUICKUTZ SOCCER BALL RS-0140,
QUICKUTZ CLOUDS BORDER DIE CC-BDR-032,
QUICKUTZ PICKET FENCE BORDER DIE CC-BDR-039,
For the smaller font, I used the inside of the QUICKUTZ DISCO 4X8 FONT,
and the larger letters are from the QUICKUTZ BLOSSOM GRAND ALPHABET.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to ink all my dies cuts before assembling them to give them a much nicer 3D look. I have got so used to inking and Love it, as It’s just so quick and easy and the finished product looks Great :-)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This first layout is a quick & easy Layout for those of us that don’t have a lot of spare time on our hands. It’s also great if you have a whole album to do and want to continue the same theme throughout and don’t want to spend years doing it.
I used the Quickutz Damask border die and then also used sections of this same border die on the right side of the page to give it a different look.
I have also used Two-sided adhesive sheets to stick the border die cuts & the ‘Blossom Grand Alphabet' Title to the page. I printed on Vellum sheets for the centre of the small frame & added Kaiser pearls for that little bit of extra detail.
For the 2nd layout I have used the Quickutz Damask border die, Aquarius 4x8 alphabet for the ‘Just Hatched’ Title, Rollerskate 4x8 alphabet for the date, Sizzix Bigz Decorative Accent w/flower, Quickutz Cosmopolitan alphabet for the name and the ‘J’ is from the Quickutz Monogram Set. Kaiser Pearls, buttons & press studs were used on the flowers, and Kaiser Rhinestones to decorate the initials of the name (as seen in close up photo).
Bosskut Dinosaur & Sizzix eggs were inked with Tim Holtz Distressed inks.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I want to share is this Card I made using the QUICKUTZ DOLLS REV-0193-D. I used the dolls die for the doll and also used the dolls body to make the tulips.
I have used this example as I have been asked how I make my die cuts if the back sides of them are visible. You will see in my pictures that the Tulips go off the edge of the card and will be visible from the back, so I have cut the die cuts out twice, stuck them back to back and decorated them before I attached them to the card. How you decorate the back will depend on what die cut you are using. For example if you want to use the Doll so that it shows the front & back you will cut the face twice- one in beige and one in black so that the black side looks like hair on the back of the head.
The bottom picture is a view of the card lying flat and also a close up view showing the back of the die cuts.
To make this card I also used the CUTTLEBUG EMBOSSING FOLDER – FLORAL SCREEN to emboss my cardstock before I started.
I then cut out the QUICKUTZ FLOWER REV-0034 die and embossed it with the same CuttleBug embossing folder and attached it to the bottom of my card, making sure that just over half of the flower can be seen. The top section of the flower is glued to the inside front cover of the card. I have cut this flower out twice, the second one in black to stick back to back with the white flower so that when you open the card all you see is a large black flower. All the glue, tape etc that you used to attach the flower to the card is hidden between the 2 layers of the flower.
The bowl is cut from the SIZZIX Fish & Fishbowl die, Stems are cut with the wavy blade from my paper trimmer, and the words on the front of the bowl which read ‘Harmony’ are cut from the QUICKUTZ HARMONY die. I inked my die cuts with TIM HOLTZ DISTRESSED INK and used KAISERCRAFT RHINESTONES for the front of the dolls dress and her hair bow.
Once everything is attached, fold the flowery flap at the bottom upwards and it turns that section of your card into a doily / stand.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This 12"x12" layout was done focusing on the inking of the die cuts. I have added some close up pictures to get a better view of them (Remember you can click on the pictures to get a better close up view).
The Dies I have used for this layout are:-
QUICKUTZ GRASS BORDER,
QUICKUTZ HONEY BEE ALPHABET,
QUICKUTZ MONOGRAM SET 'C',
COTTAGE CUTZ GIRAFFE,
COTTAGE CUTZ BEE,
SIZZIX PIG #2
TIM HOLTZ DISTRESSED INKS,