Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pumpkin Pickin' Layout

 Fall is in the air (even in Florida) and it's time to get out your nice richly colored paper. Bosskut now has back  in stock the Gazelle machine. To purchase:  Also, rumor has it BossKut has some exciting news to be released very,very soon! I will post it as soon as it is officially released. Keep checking back on our blogs and Facebook page.  
 The layout I made is a very basic design. I rarely do 1 photo layouts as my family is large and I want to do layouts of everyone and occasions. First I cut my title border, title and 3 basic frames for my page. You can make any title and use any font within your Funtime software that comes FREE with your Gazelle. I then added my embellishments. 
    Embellishments used are:
Bosskut Pumpkin - #  0848
Oak Leaves - # 0449
Spider Daisy- #BKD007
Set of Curly Scrolls by Phyllis Parkins - #BKD037Can be purchased at: 
I wanted to show you how nicely cut this Glitter paper cut with my Gazelle. This is a rather thin font but it cut like butter! 
THANK YOU for stopping by
Judy Tesla Stark
BossKut Design Team Leader

Friday, September 23, 2011

Dracula Wreath by Lori m.

                              Looking for a cute, easy Halloween Wreath? 
 Look no further has your holidays covered.  
How cute are these faces? Easy to cut, easy paper piecing and more time to craft.
Files used:
1. # 0855 Draculapeeker
2. #0844 Pumpkintree

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

10 Minute Halloween Card by Katie

I know we are still in September but Halloween is fast approaching!  And, with work and kids and extra curricular activities we're all super busy these days.   With the help of your Gazelle, handmade cards CAN be fast and easy and still look great!  Check out this 10 minute card I made....

To create the cardbase, I took the *new* Witch Hat file and resized it to my liking, created a blackout shadow then mirrored the blackout.  **You must mirror it so that the brim of the hat lines up properly.  Next I simply turned the mirrored hat upside down, lined up the tips and welded them together.  I cut the cardbase from black cardstock then cut out the layer from the patterened paper.  I chose to cut the brim layer from Purple Glitter Paper to give it a little extra umph.  You can cut multiple pieces at one time by placing the different papers all on your one mat OR, if you have multiple mats you can prepare each one with a different paper and cut by color.  The later is my personal favorite.  Here's what all my pieces looked like after they were cut...
After each one was inked I adhered them together, adding dimensional dots under the glittery brim.  I tied it off with some delicious crinkled ribbon and added some pins that coordinated with my papers.  It still looked a little bare to me so I decided to add the cute little spider from the *new* Spiderweb.  And, of course, he HAD to have googly eyes!! 
To finish off the card, I used my Gazelle to type the sentiment and "printed" it by simply replacing my cutting blade with a Copic Spica Glitter Pen.  Before "printing' I made sure my words would fit inside the layer of the hat then after replacing my blade, I cut it out and used that to line the inside. 
See how easy it is to make fast but cute cards??  Give it a try, I just know you'll love it!

  • BossKut Design Team Member

  • Monday, September 19, 2011

    Spider Web Witch Window Card

    Another spin off of an awning card type.  Perfect card to have sitting out on your table,desk or classroom.
    I designed the spider web awning to use during the Halloween season.  Again, basic card pattern with an open top box aded to the bottom, a top and window cut out.  I stamped the Halloween sentiment.
    Again, you can add 1 or 2 treat boxes in the box section!   Easy to make and fun. 
     Halloween is in the air.... For digital cut patterns:

    Have a good week !  
                                                                         Judy Stark
                                                                    Bosskut Design Team 

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Halloween Projects for School Children by Debbie Grommet

    Last fall my then first grade granddaughters teacher decided that she wanted craft stations for the kids party as opposed to games and such. So I came up with this book marker. The letters I put through a xyron machine so that they did not get glue all over everything and I pute the yellow behind the pumpkins so that it was easy for them to do the rest. I stretched a scalloped tag long and used the ghost pumpkin and the Boo was from the funtime software. This was loved by the teacher and the kids used them in their books for weeks. Would make a good party favor too or a tag for a page.  Die cuts available at
    This is another of the Halloween craft stations/party favor. The chalk board pumpkin is outlined .25 to get the orange outline. I made these large enough that you get 4 per 12x12 sheet. This is the fatter Bosskut pumpkin This was simple the kids applied the chalk board to the orange cardstock and glued on the leaf. Them we gave them a piece of cheap chalk and they drew faces over and over. The chalk is like 75 cents for 12 pieces and this filled out all the extra time because they just kept making more faces.The teacher wanted all the leftovers. To purchase a 12x15 inch heavy wgt chalkboard vinyl : 

    BossKut Frank Peeper Halloween Card

    I love to make cards and I love different shapes!  I took and made a scalloped circle 4-1/4" by 4-1/4" to fit in a card size envelope  cut out 4 to make card and took this too cute card stock from the "craft supplies" in the Bosskut Store!

    This designer card stock (by Bo Bunny called Whoo-Ligans) has owls, spiders, robots and monsters on it,  what I love is the little monsters!  I hope some of you remember the song "One-Eyed Purple people eater"!  Well, everytime I look at this Designer card stock that song goes thru my head and takes me back to when I was about 7 or 8 yrs old.  I also used used another piece of Designer Card Stock in this "Whoo-Ligans" Series by Bo Bunny that has these crazy spirals all over it in all the Halloween colors and all of these Papers by Bo Bunny all co-ordinate wonderfully!  I also used some orange card stock for a belly band and inside the card then cut out the "Franken Peeper" #0856 on the Bosskut Die Cuts Store.
    Cut out all of this and used a pen in the bladeholder to write my greeting on the belly band.  Isn't the little frankenstein peeking over the top of the belly band adorable!  You can place a gift card on the inside and send it to someone far away!Enjoy...

    Linn - Bosskut Design Team Member


    Sunday, September 11, 2011

    October Calendar Frame by Katie

    Have you ever started a project and half way through it, it started to become something completely different???  That’s what happened when I began this project.  I had a small, 7”x7” frame that I was going to alter and make for Halloween.  And, as I got further and further along, it transformed into this October Calendar…
    I began by trimming my purple Blue Bunny Dot to Dot patterned paper to 6.75”x6.75” then distressed and inked the outer edge.  After adhering  it to the frame I used my exacto knife and cut out the center then filed it with a fingernail file and inked it as well.  Next, I cut the *new* Spider Web from Silver Glitter Paper and adhered it directly to the glass that came in the frame.  The spider needed a little something so I gave him googlie eyes then used pop dots to stick him to the web.  I cut and assembled #0858 With Picture Hugger and added her along the top of the open edge of the window.  She fits there perfectly, don’t you think??  To give her a little zing, I used Silver Glitter Paper for her hair.  And, since no witch could live without her broom or cauldron I cut #0846 Broom and #0490 Cauldron and inked, assembled and adhered them.  For the bubbles of the cauldron, I used Kiwi Green Glitter Paper.  To create the calendar, I cut 31 pumpkins using the #0848 Pumpkin and inked ‘em up before adding the numbers.  The font used for the numbers was Old English and can be found in the Funtime software.  Since the numbers were kind of small, I used my 100 Black Copic marker to run around the edges…easier than inking when you’re dealing with smaller die cuts.  I used the same technique on the leaves using my E57 Light Walnut Copic.  Each pumpkin is backed with a small magnet so it can easily be changed daily.  Here’s a view of all my finished pumpkins…
    The best thing about this, other than it’s super cute ‘n spooky, is that my Kindergartener and First Grader will be able to change the day every day and I can use it as an educational tool with them as well!  

    Halloween Projects by Linn Cole

    Today I made some Halloween Projects for the little kids in the neighborhood.  The card is for my little cousin (I give him a gift card!)  I used the moon and bats and the spider from the "Blue Book" inside of Funtime III software, I made the web myself! 
     Next is a little basket I made from Card Stock (4-1/4" x 4-1/4") scored in 3 sections both ways and cut top and bottom pieces at the 1st score line using Funtime III. Pull sides up and secure with mini brads or even double sided tape add ribbon for handle.  I took Bosskut cut out #0498D Ghostpumpkin  on front!  Holds a decent amount of goodies!
      Then I took a little 4" x 6" clear cello bag and put some more goodies into it and made a 'Topper" using the 2-B Frame under 'Frames' in the Blue Book plus the cool "skull & crossbones" from the 'Halloween' Blue Book section, took it apart, used the outline and added spiders crawling over it and blood tears!  BOO!
    Cut out the "frame" (make sure to put a score line in the middle going longways) and the "skull & crossbones" add to frame piece and use double sided tape on both sides to hold to cello bag closed.  Until next time.
    Linn Cole
    Bosskut Design Team

    Friday, September 9, 2011

    Halloween Layout - Judy Stark

    This is a layout I did today using BossKut digital cuts and some preview digitals soon to be released.
    The ghost, chair and tree plus many other Halloween files are available at
    ALL Bosskut digital cutting files come in a jpeg, WPC, AI, PDF and GSD files!!
    Notice how well my Gazelle cut such intricut designs for example; the Witch shoe's lattice stocking and the wood wing back deck chair ? I used 85 wgt cardstock and used force 2, speed 2 and K/O 12. ONE CUT!

    The title is glitter paper and I cut it with a force of 3 and rest of the settings the same as above. The stamp is Magnolia, "Tilda", which BossKut now offers some of the Magnolia stamps. Copics too!
    The Witch shoes with stockings and Hat will be released very soon.
    Preview of PopKut Bat,Witch and Skull Gate. Can you tell Presley was a STRAWBERRY last year? ha
    I think she was more into those pacifiers !
    Everyone have a good weekend and thank you for stopping by!
    Judy Tesla Stark - Bosskut Design Team

    Halloween Side Step Card - Witch Marci by Judy Stark

    I love doing Halloween projects and cards, and using vibrant colors again. Let's not forget the glitter!!

    With this card, I used one of my favorite stamps, "Witch Marci" by LaLa Land Stamps. Bosskut now sells these fabulous stamps. I first cut with my Gazelle the side step card and the Bosskut Ghost # 0494 Ghost with Pumpkin.
    Keep checking back often as we will be posting a lot of ideas for the season.

    BOO Sign - by Lori m.

    I just love Halloween, here I made a BOO sign filled with some of the new adorable files from 
    A little Crow anyone?

    Files are from

    1 .#0854 pumpkin
    2. #0844 pumpkintree
    3. #0498D ghost pumpkin
    4. #0856 D Frankiepeeker
    5. # 0846Witchsbroom
    6. #0858D Witchpicthugger
    7. #0861 D eatincrow

                                                     Frankie Peeker, he’s just too adorable!
                                                                          How cute is this little witch? 
                                                                                                                               BossKut Friendly Ghost and scary Tree!                                                 
    Enjoy!  by  Lori m.

    HAUNTED HOUSE by Lori m.

     Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Here I’ve put together a very easy little haunted house, which I hope you enjoy!
     First I found these little bird houses in our local craft store for a dollar and the little wood signs for a dollar. I attached the bird house to the sign and the haunted house story begins.
    Here’s the full view, pretty friendly looking gang!

    1. Papers I had on hand they are from last year’s Cloud 9 Designs Seasonal paper stack.
    2. Wood bird house and sign, from our local craft stores.
    3. Paints I had on hand. files used:
    1. #0486 D haunted house
    2. #0492 D gate
    3. #0842 Skelton tombstone
    4. #0855 D Dracula peeker
    5. #0858 D witch pict hugger
    6. #0494 D happy ghost
    7. The chair from the Wooden bench set

    Now I have one Halloween decoration ready that can either be hung up or just set out on a table.


    Monday, September 5, 2011

    Get Well Awning Card

      This is a easy card to make and perfect for someone who is in the hospital or long term care.  You could use other items inside the open box area such as; cough drops,mints and candy. Design your own boxes   and write funny sayings on them!
       I cut the basic card pattern,open box top pattern and lattice top using my Gazelle. The tag was made using my pen feature to write on it.
    I also added the Popkut butterfly and rhinestones.

    The card pattern is 4.5 by 5.5 inches and tag is 1.75 inches.  Below is the side view.  I cut 2 of the awnings to add dimension and color.

    Just add flowers into box area or goodies and this makes a perfect card to give.  This may look hard to make but it isn't!  I think the hardest part was finding which flowers to add. :)  Thank you for stopping by our blog and I hope everyone is having a good week. 
     Right now Bosskut is having a 20% off craft supplies sale until 09/08/2011 , so check it out!  

    Judy Stark
                                                                     BossKut Design Team

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    The Lake Layout by Katie P.

    Hey everyone! My Gazelle is one of my favorite tools because it is truly an all-in-one machine. Not only can you create die cuts with it, it also has a print and cut feature so you can print something from your home printer and cut it out perfectly with your Gazelle. You can also remove the blade and drop in just about any style of pen or marker and write, draw and even color without any pen holders or accessories. Here's a layout I created using my Gazelle...
    I grabbed my October Afternoon Campfire 8x8 paper pad and cut the map and plaid strips and positioned my photos, temporarily. Then I cut one wave border, snipped it in half, inked the edges and adhered them in place, securing the top one with American Crafts Dimensional Adhesive Dots. Next, I went to work on my title. The font I used was Mistral and came in my Funtime III Software. For more detail, I added a shadow to my title. I decided the layout needed more on the left side so I added the strip of red polka dot paper then created a scallop border in Funtime. To do this I simply welded together some circles, stretched them to the size I wanted and cut it out. Then, I just cut the strip in half and I had scallops. Next I added the bling Swirls then created my journaling strips. To do this, I chose a single stroke font, Ohelvetica Medium Rhinestone, from Funtime and created a new type box for each line. I removed my cutting blade and put in my Chocolate Copic Spica Glitter Pen then "cut" as I normally would. When it was done I simply cut each line into strips. I inked all my edges and die cuts with my Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  My Gazelle really makes creating layouts easy!

    Photo Album Purse Style by Linn Cole

    I love to make gifts for my family and friends and since I do most of my pictures on DVD now instead of scrapping them I found that alot of people like the albums that I make that are little novelties!  Hence, the Photo Album that stands on it's own and looks like a PURSE!  Anyway, I used the "My Minds Eye" Design Paper from Bosskut,and some chipboard (cut on #4, pressure 4 and 2 passes with 1 o-ring), Two of the 'Popkuts', the Flower and also the Butterfly Tag!  Lov'em!!! I used some sparkle glitter, pearls and a white gel pen for writing on my tag using the Pink Lady. ( Click on gel pen to see a tutorial on how to do this)  I also used a binding machine to put my photo pages inside the purse.  Some of the pages have pockets for extra pictures or keepsakes and some are two sided and some have a fold down for 4 pictures, all together this little purse will hold 28 - 4" x 6" pictures!
     I also used embossing powder (clear) to make a faux alligator/patent leather  flap for closing using extra super strengh tiny magnets to hold the album flap closed and wide satin ribbon for the handle.  OF Course I made the template for ALL of this on my GAZELLE as always.  I say why cut by hand when you can use your Gazelle!!!!  
    Linn - Bosskut Design Team Member

    Fun With Vinyl and Rhinestones by Lori m.

    I made rhinestone templates in my Gazelle Funtime program, adjusted the stones to my liking using the files;
    1. #0985 Scroll
    2. #0986 Scroll
    3. #0989 Swirls
    4. $0738 Flourish
    which can be found at

    Oh, endless. Transform clothing, or material objects and best of all walls.
    Here in the first photos you’ll see three tee-shirts I made for our grandson. I used vinyl to cut the templates, and then used fabric paints for the designs.

    A sign I made for our bathroom wall. :)

    Cutting vinyl with my Gazelle is very easy to do!  To order vinyl:
    Lori m.