Monday, November 29, 2010

Ornament Box

This is a gift box I made for my ornament. The basic box pattern is in our Gazelle Blue Book.  I then cut an oval for the front and back side to open it up. Cut the sides into a lattice and then lined the sides and bottom with red glitter paper.  Ornament now ready to give as a gift! you could also add a battery power tea light under the ornament and use as a decoration for the holidays.
 Judy Stark - Bosskut Design Team Member

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Christmas Ornaments

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Remember the Boss Kut Gazelle is on sale

 Christmas is one month away and now is the time to make some gifts. Or..for yourself !
The first ornament (with the tree) is a frame from Boss Kut Flourish and Framette CD.  The Christmas tree is design # 0868D. Rhinestones also purchased at Boss Kut.
Tree Ornament: I cut the outline frame using Clear Craft Plastic .020 wgt. . I set my knife offset to 40, force at 5 and used my deep cutting blade. I cut 4 passes. I then used BK Gold Glitter paper to cut the frame/background. The tree is chipboard with sookwang tape and Basil glitter. I added embossing glue to the tree and sprinkled more glitter on it for added dimension. I then chalked out the outer frame using the gold metallic liquid Chalk Ink pen I ordered from Bosskut.
   I like the .020 wgt plastic sheet for tree ornaments, but also used the .007 wgt.plastic for my stocking and snowman.  You don’t need the added weight for cards and Gazelle cuts .007 at Force 3 , and one pass. The size of the ornaments are 3.5" by 3". 
 Adding the glitter paper gives it plenty of additional weight.  The snowman and stocking are also BK patterns.  Judy Stark


Friday, November 12, 2010

Poinsettias On Parade

 Everything is coming up Poinsettia’s this week on our BossKut Forum!
Phyllis, Terri, Linn and Shelly all posted beautiful work using the popular BossKut Poinsettias file # 0576D. This file is so versatile. Another basic “must have.” The gold glitter paper is offered by Bosskut.Com and just the easiest to cut without the flaking. I outlined Joy with red foil cardstock, leaving a background for the letter O for the reflection effect of my poinsettia. Happy Holiday Crafting! Judy

 Joy Card by Judy Stark

Card by Shelly Mercado 
Here is a card I made using the Poinsettia file. I deleted the cut lines going down the petals and used a stylus instead. I thought it looked softer and more realistic. Each layer was cut twice and and pearls were added to the center.
I LOVE this Poinsettia and will be using it a lot this holiday season!

White Poinsettias with Boss Kut Scrolls by Shelly Mercado

Cards by Shelly Mercado

Shelly shared her technique she used on the poinsettias to get this beautiful realistic look.

After I cut the flowers out I sponged them with red ink and used a 5mm (although other sizes would work just fine) stylus on them to 'soften' the petals. I used a small, circular motion on the petals, which curls the petals up. They 'flattened' again once I used the 1mm stylus to add the creases down the center of the petals. Then I 'pinch' and shape the petals with my fingers. The result is weathered and worn, almost making them look real (or at least trying! lol!). Shelly

Burnished Velvet Glittered Card by Terri Mouw

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010 Scrapbook Layout by Judy Stark

 The time is here to get out all of those fabulous rich color papers of fall!   My layout was made with our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner as my subject.  Surrounded with my loved ones and as always; too much food! 
Page 1 of my layout is a Thanksgiving wreath which I will use also on a few Thanksgiving cards. I used the Boss Kut designs: Paisley Bird # 0329D, Oak Leaf #0449D, Flower #0695D  and for the Frames: Vintage Tag 2 # 0836D.  I use these designs quite often and consider them “must have basics” for my library.  Please notice the flower used and what a perfect design to add to your Christmas designs!
Page 2 additional designs used: Platter of Turkey # 0889D, Pie #0482D and the Fancy Daisy 0616D.  I made my Turkey and Pie using thick Mulberry paper which my Gazelle cut easily using the adjusted blade holder and a setting of 4, force of 3 and one cut. Make sure your mat is cleaned, sticky and use 1 O-Ring or set the holder up just a tiny amount as you would use for a pen.  I used 35 for my knife offset setting.  All the designs used are available online at  Judy Stark

Give thanks for all things...Card by Katie Piotrowski

   I'm sharing a fall inspired card that would make a great 'thank you' card or even better, a great 'Happy Thanksgiving' card...
I used my Gazelle to help me create this card. The card base was created by taking the file for the frame, removing the center piece, creating a shadow that I duplicated then welding the two pieces together. It sounds a lot more difficult than it really is. After cutting the card base, I cut the frame from glitter cardstock and adhered it. Next, I created the flower with Karen's tutorial which can be found HERE. The leaves and tag were also cut using the Gazelle. Finally, I stamped the sentiment, inked the edges and wrapped the card with some twine. This card took only about 25 minutes from thought to finish.

If you have a digital die cut machine then you should really take a look at the Framette & Florette cd from Bosskut. The cd contains 21 vector images and they are WONDERFUL for creating your own shaped cards. And, the flowers are great because you can cut them in different sizes and layer them.

Thanks for stoppin' by today! More to come tomorrow!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Iron on Vinyl Ideas

We now are selling iron on vinyl for your projects.  We carry regular colors, metallic, glittered and hard to find pink with black zebra. Please see for colors and purchase.  Following are some of the designs made by me (Mrs. Bosskut) and design team members.  We have instructions on our Boss kut home page Blog. 

Fall and Halloween Ideas by the Boss Kut Design Team

A few more examples of Fall/Halloween examples by the Design Team for Boss Kut.  Please see our blog for specific directions and die numbers.     Enjoy!

Calendar Template In Gazelle Software by Katie Piotrowski

Our Gazelle software has a calendar template all ready for you to to create your own calendar. It is editable so you can change the dates and year and add your own personal notes such as birthdays, important events etc  For instructions etc please visit

Fall Layouts by Debbie Grommet

Everything was cut with the Gazelle, (Boss Kut’s Digital Die Cutter) even the scalloped edge was created with the software’s scissor tool. The leaf bag is our cuttable Santa Bag. The oak leaves, apple, pumpkin and scrolls are all from the Boss Kut die cuts website. The grapes are a design that comes with the Gazelle software. She inked all the leaves added glitter to the pumpkin, scrolls and grapes. The tractor, wagon and flower Debbie designed using the Gazelle software.



Fairytale Journal by Karen Taglia

Now available by Boss Kut. You can buy the die to create your own journal from this link:   Wouldn’t this be a darling keepsake for a dance recital, prom journal, wedding, birthday party or your favorite little princess ? Different papers and embellishments will give you a variety of looks all from one die set.

Burnished Velvet by Judy Stark

This example is the burnished velvet technique. The tiger design is one of the images that comes with the Gazelle. Not all cutters will cut the heavy adhesive required to do this technique. The Gazelle with its hgh pressure cuts it very well.  The Gazelle also has a pen holder; so you can also insert your glue pen into it and do the burnish velvet this way.

Above is a mat I did for a layout I am making. The frame is a design by BossKut..., part of the new design series CD's they just released. The Victorian flower is also a BossKut design. Terri Mouw did a great UTube video showing this technique and here is that link:
The link for Bosskut is and you will see on the bottom left front page links for digital designs and rhinestone designs. Check it out!