Monday, December 20, 2010


Christmas is almost here and I thought I would share a few projects you might want to try.  I made this layout last year and did most of it using print n cut.  The print n cut is by Karen Taglia, Bosskut designer and layout by Judy Tesla-Stark.
Here is the link for purchase: 

This layout with the tags behind the girl, can hold upto 16 pictures!!  A FAST layout as you print n cut, then cut with your Gazelle the frames and tags, add some ribbon and glitter and you are done. 

Rhinestones & Iron On Vinyl Decorated Stockings

Did someone say iron on vinyl and rhinestones?  Once again, I am using a design from the new Florette and Frames Design CD.   I cut this design on my Gazelle using 2 for force, KO of 0 and cut twice.  I know Gazelle could have cut it once on 3 but I usually cut at a lower force and twice when the design is intricate as this one is  I used a hot wand to apply my rhinestones.   Judy Tesla Stark
                                    Happy Holidays !!!

Friday, December 10, 2010


  I started out with full intent of making a card or layout with this beautiful rhinestone design but….. I was so pleased with the outcome; I decided to keep it for myself.  Not quite the spirit of giving, but boy oh boy does it sparkle! This rhinestone pattern is one of the soon to be released Boss Kut design.  I used 10ss and 6ss rhinestones.  I cut the design with my Gazelle settings at K/O zero and force at 3.  I used Boss Kut’s #10050 Rhinestone Template Material.  This template material is thicker than other brands and I highly recommend using it. I handset the stones since I was using so many colors and sizes.  I put in the solid color stones first then added the mixture of colors. After I finished with the rhinestones, I put transfer tape over them and ironed the design onto the cap.  Iron an extra 15 seconds since the fleece is thick; to be sure they are attached and even.   I will be wearing my mine, but what a nice gift for Mom or Grandmother.
Happy Holidays to all!  Judy Stark

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chalk Board Princess Mirror by Judy Stark

This is something I made for my grand - daughter “Presley”.  She is a 2 year old who loves to write but also wants to stay right next to her Mommy.  The vinyl chalkboard Princess Mirror is 3 feet in length. Perfect for her to stand or sit in her chair to write/draw.  Boss kut sells the vinyl and chalkboard vinyl. They also have Chalk Ink wet wipe markers that are fabulous!  Don’t forget the rhinestones for her crown.

What Princess ever leaves her home without a mirror?  I made this 2 sided chalkboard  mirror for her to have when she is not at home.  I cut this using .20 chipboard and covered with my cardstock. The solid side of her mirror is made using BK glitter cardstock. My settings used for my Gazelle were: 3 force and 25 knife offset.  1 pass!!  In the handle of my mirror, I added 2 jumbo paper clips to give it some additional strength. I used 2 way adhesive tape to apply the clips.  Enjoy!
Editors note. The mirror was created by combining several of Boss Kut’s designs. The handle is 0672 Secptor, 0738 Corner Scroll, and 0671 Crown. These are available in dies and also downloadable designs at

Simple but unique Christmas Gifts by Carrie Wheeler

 These are great little gifts that are quick to make !                        
                                                           Monogrammed Ornament

I have a Christmas ornament exchange party that I attend each year so I made 14 of these,they were very fast and fun.I chose a text in the funtime software used transfer tape to apply monograms and the circles can be applied as a sticker.

Hand Sanitizer by Katie

These are great little gifts for so many people co-workers,teachers,bus drivers and more. A friend told me about the great scents from bath and body works,so if your like me and want a nicer scent try them out.
First remove the labels ,I used goo gone or you could use a sticker remover product,then apply vinyl.

Candles and Gift Idea using Boss Kut Poinsettia Pattern by Judy Stark

Just another idea using the Boss Kut Poinsettia that is popular. A fast way to dress up a Candle for a gift or use for your home decor during the holidays.  The Poinsettia pattern can be purchased at
 I always like to have a few extra last minute gifts ready “just in case.”  The candle is the poinsettia cut on my Gazelle and some ribbon.  15 minutes and ready to give or use yourself as a decoration.

 While I was at my local Michael’s, I saw these holiday buckets for a dollar each.  You can do a lot of things with a bucket. :)   During the year I pick up small items for my grandchildren and give them to them as one of their gifts.  Sometimes they seem to enjoy going through their buckets more than opening their main gift! You could use the bucket idea for any occasion. I use the Bosskut vinyl to cut “JOY”.  Then add the poinsetta, ribbon and you are done.   Ready to give.  The candle in the bucket works great for outside areas as well as inside.  You could also add candy, nuts or cookies.

Potpourri / Gift Box By Judy Stark

Need a fast gift idea?  This is a Lattice Box design by Terri Mouw that I love to make!  I fill these with Potpourri and set on a table.  I use a lot of essentials oils and this is perfect to refresh my potpourri without it touching something directly and leaving marks. Also good to put candles in or whatever you need.  Judy Stark



   The project I am sharing with you today is actually a Christmas gift.  This year I wanted to make each of my kids a small gift for Christmas.  I was thrilled when Boss Kut added the chalkboard vinyl to their store and just knew that it would make perfect gifts!  I created this little activity book for my daughter to carry around with her. 
   I used the Fairytale Gazette as the foundation for my book.  I tried out the new PDF importer to cut that little tag on the front of the book…it was super easy!!  As you can see, I kept the book super simple…as it will be in the hands, and purse, of a four year old.  ;)   I created two inside chalkboard pages and used the other pages to add some photos.  Shelby loves to look at her big scrapbook so I thought by adding some pics to this one, it would make it a bit more special for her.  She picked out her favorite photos and while some of them are not the best quality, again I wasn’t worried since it will be hers to drag around.  This little book will make the perfect stocking stuffer for her!