Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gift Bag by Lori m

Take a plain gift bag and turn it into something special using a few pretty diecuts from Bosskut.

Files used:

1. Spring Flower by Judy Stark
2. Swirly Flourish2 by Judy Stark

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Something's Fishy Card by Lori m

Here’s a cute and quick Birthday card I made with a few of’s new releases.

The files I used were:

1. Blow Fish by Judy Stark
2. Fish Bowl by Judy Stark

A few rhinestones, which can also be purchased from

Lori m

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Onsies by Lori m

I cut the vinyl designs using my Bosskut Gazelle machine.  Easy!  I decorated these onsies for a baby shower gift.  Supplies:  Iron on vinyl, BK Gazzelle.

Happy Crafting!   Lori m.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Alligator Treat Box by Lori m

Looking for a fun little box to put some treats in?  Well, look no farther Debbie Grommet over at has just the file.

How cute is this?  An Alligator and Pillow box all in one. 


Monday, July 15, 2013

Vinyl Decorated Mailbox by Jamie G

Files Used: Swirls 0989, Butterfly Silhouette 0327, Butterfly with Flourishes 0395, Ruffled Butterfly by Judy Stark BKD 105,
Materials: Oracal 651 Vinyl (permanent vinyl)

For this project I thought that it was about time that I added a little more decoration to our mail box. Keep in mind that we put this mailbox up 8 years ago when we first moved in and it's just sat there . . . black and plain. Very sad.

I started with the "G" using the true type font Easy Street EPS. The problem I had was this font was really thin in some spots. To "thicken" it up I used the outline option in Special Effects. I only outlined it by 0.01 because I didn't want to lose the "G" in the outline.

I then lined up the swirls on either side of the "G" and cut the image out as a whole making sure to use the weeding option in the Cutting Control Panel.

I used transfer tape to maintain the integrity of the design and to place it on both sides of the mailbox.

For additional decoration, I added several of the beautiful butterflies in no particular order.

It was a simple project that allowed me to add a lot of personality to our mailbox. Make sure to check out the other Boss Kut Dies for inspiration on your next project!

Jamie Gillahan – BossKut Design Team Member
My Crafting Blog

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Barbie Outfit with Custom Bracelet by Katie DeSotel

                                                                    Barbie Outfit

I am super excited to share my latest project with you!  My daughter LOVES Barbie, like most little girls I am sure.  The other day she decided she wanted a Barbie outfit so I pulled out my trusty Gazelle and went to work.  I searched the web for a silhouette image I liked.  I used the "import" feature for JPEG images then vectorized it using the Auto Vecto function.  If you have not tried this yet, I urge you to do so.  It will open up a world of possibilities for you!  So, after getting my image vectorized, I mirrored it and cut the image from heat transfer vinyl.  I decided to add the Barbie name using some 6ss crystal rhinestones.  Of course, my 'lil diva had to wear a tutu with it.  And she ended up with a matching necklace and hair bow too!  Believe it or not, I have less than 30 minutes in the entire outfit!  You can do it!  Give it a try and be sure to share your creations with us!

                                                       Custom Acrylic Cuff Bracelets

Hello BK fans!  I am back with another project using my Gazelle and vinyl!  Cutting vinyl is soooo easy with the Gazelle and you can really spruce up some items by embellishing them with vinyl.  I recently purchased some acrylic cuff bracelets...believe it or not, specifically to add vinyl to them!!  Living in Oklahoma, everything is OU or OSU.  There's no way around it.  You bleed crimson or orange.  I knew these cuffs would be a HUGE hit!

I saved and imported the OU and OSU logos as JPEG images and auto vectorized them.  It took all of like 2 minutes.  Easy peasy!  Then I set to work cutting the vinyl.  Notice that one of the OSU ones is multi-colored?  That is also super easy to do!  After vectorizing the logo, I simply added a blackout behind it.  Assembling them on the cuff was super easy to do with my transfer tape.  DO NOT attempt to work with vinyl without it.  It is NOT worth the headache.  ;)

**Please note that unauthorized use of logos and registered trademarks is subject to fines and penalties, up to and including forfeiture of merchandise if caught.  I created these for samples in order to obtain my Crafter's License from both OU and OSU.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Engraving a CD by Kenya G

Hi Gazelle Lovers,
Have you ever held on to something but not really sure why? Or everything you look at you think, hmmm I can alter that? I tell you what, you are a true craftaholic! At my place of Worship, I am the leader of the Audio Ministry. From time to time, we get a bad CD. I used to throw them out in frustration. Then it hit me one day...Kenya, you are getting more material to play with..KEEP 'EM! I have so many ideas that can be done with them. Today, I am sharing one.
For this project, I used the Engraving tool. It is one of the most absolute reasons why the Gazelle is an awesome machine! The Engraving tool can add different effects to projects.
I engraved Joshua 24:15 to the CD. For the design, I used the Cross file. I added a few "scribbles" in the inside of the cross. However, in Funtime, you can fill your design with different types of engraving design elements! Nonetheless, the Gazelle did an amazing job with the engraving. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the machine fed the mat in with the CD as this is the first time attempting this. I was a little afraid, but as usual, the Gazelle can handle it! I punched a hole at the top to put on the rearview mirror, but it can be used as a home decor item! Just place on an easel and admire.

If you want to have more fun with your Gazelle, head over to to purchase the Engraving tool. You may not use it one every project, but it is a must to have in your arsenal! Kenya~

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bombpops n Ice Cream Card by Kenya Guard


Hello Gazelle Lovers,

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.....and Bomb Pops!! Do you remember Bomb Pops? I remember the wonderful taste of cherry, blue berry and lemon bursting in my mouth!  Oh the gooey stickiness of the goodness dripping down my hands on a hot summer day! Talk about childhood memories; right? Then to top it off, a good ice cream cone...did I put you in the mood for a cool treat yet? I know what I will be serving on the 4th LOL!

For today's project, I wanted to have fun and give the girls some creativity freedom! We played with food!  I used the Ice Cream Cone file for the ice cream. For the cone, I used a score board to add the effect to the cone. I also used puffy paint and a red Viva Decor Pen for the cherry. The Ice Cream Cone file comes with cream and a cherry, but I wanted a little more shine, texture and dimension.

The Bomb Pop was made using basic shapes found in the software. I cut each color separately.  Finally, I added glass effects to the popsicle.  The words were cut using True Type Fonts. I added a shadow to them.

I did some splattering on the background.  I also added some Washi Tape ( thanks Mrs. Bosskut) to the background as well.  Again, this is meant to be fun and you can get the kiddos involved for 4th of July decor perhaps.

That's it! Thank you so much and Happy 4th of July!! Remember to stop by for more projects, files and inspiration! Enjoy your summer, Kenya~


Saturday, June 29, 2013

4th of July Table Decorations by Jamie G

Files Used: Lace Border by Judy Stark BKD 032, Parker Pop Kut Flower by Judy Stark BKD 103, Lee Ann Flower by Judy Stark BKD 192, Wildflower Cutout 0690, Wildflower 0687,
Materials: Card stock, Mod Podge, glitter

Since we'll be hosting a little BBQ on the 4th of July I wanted some cute little table decorations. I could have just bought some but where is the fun in that?!?

For the flowers, I simply cut out several of the beautiful flowers that are available through Boss Kut in red, white, and blue. Then randomly layered them making sure to get one of each the red, white, and blue.

I mixed some Mod Podge with glitter and then coated them! Once the Mod Podge was mostly dry, I really am working on my patience, I attached a flower stem to the back so that they would stand up in the vase.

For the stripes on the flag, I layered the Lace Border by Judy Stark BKD 032. Since the file was long enough and I wanted to maintain the integrity of the file, I duplicated the border and then welded the 2 together.

In order to get the stars lined up the way I wanted them, I used the multiply function in Funtime. It made it so simple.

I cut the stars out of the blue card stock and then layered that on top of white card stock. Super easy!!

Below is a picture that gives you an idea of how small the stars were. The Gazelle cut them out beautifully!! Each square is only 1 inch by 1 inch!

Now I guess I need to decide how many tables I'll be setting up so that I know how many more I need to make. :o)

Please be sure to check out the Boss Kut Blog for additional projects created by the Design Team.

Jamie Gillahan – BossKut Design Team Member
My Crafting Blog

For more projects and information, please click links below:
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

4th of July Party Invitations by Lori m.

Celebrate in style by making cute party hat invitations.

Finish your holiday celebration theme with a matching layout.

Using my pretty in pink Gazelle, I cut out these festive files found over at

Fun, quick and easy, thank you BossKut!

Files Used:

Be sure and check out the other Celebration files, and more that you can find over at  Enjoy!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Embossing with Bosskut Gazelle by Jamie G

Files Used: Swirly Flourish by Judy Stark BKD 201, Swirly Butterfly by Judy Stark BKD 200
Materials: Chip board, card stock

For this project I decided I wanted to see what my Gazelle could do with some chip board! My goal was to take one of the beautiful BossKut Designs and make an embossing folder that I could pass through my manual die cutter press.

Using one of the chip boards that I've received when ordering family photos, I cut out the Swirly Flourish by Judy Stark BKD 201. I cut a rectangle around it and then cut an identical sized rectangle. I used a standard blade, speed 1, and force 5 to cut the chip board.

I applied masking tape to one of the sides, making my 2 rectangles a sandwich. Then I put the die cuts back into the rectangle that I cut them from and applied glue to the side that would touch the other rectangle. I folded the 2 rectangles together, making sure that the negative matched up with the die cut.

Since I was having so much fun with the embossing, I had to put my Gazelle to work and emboss some vellum as well. I used the embossing tool and embossing mat to emboss the vellum. I chose to use a lower force setting of 2 and multiple passes (4) to get the look I wanted.

For additional decoration to the card, I used the new release Swirly Butterfly by Judy Stark BKD 200. With a few self adhesive pearls, these adorable butterflies really completed the look of the card.

If you're a Gazelle owner and have her registered, be sure to stop by the Boss Kut Forum for additional projects that are shared!

Jamie Gillahan – BossKut Design Team Member
My Crafting Blog

For more projects and information, please click links below:
BossKut Company Blog

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

All the Best Card by Kenya G

Hi Gazelle Lovers,
Lately, I have been noticing a lot of scrappers who are frustrated because life is hectic and they cannot get projects done. Sometimes simple is the best way to feel like something is accomplished. This year, I have a lot of graduates in my life. Here is a simple graduation card that can be massed produced in minutes. Let the Gazelle do most of the work for you!
I used the Graduation Cap and Diploma files. I did not use the ribbon that comes in the file with the Diploma. I layered it with a scallop from the Butterfly Doily. I made it into a ribbon to show case the cap and diploma. The mat was embossed with a script embossing folder.
That's It! Remember to stop by for more files and inspiration. Kenya~

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Layout by Lori m

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day then to sit on the beach watching the waves and sea life.

Thanks to, I was able to assemble this layout without the stress of making my own files.

Files Used:
1. Palm Tree # 0696


Lori m.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day Keepsake Box by Jamie G

Materials: Real Wood Thin Cherry, Card stock, Brown Sharpie pen, Brads

Thinking up masculine crafting projects always seems to be a challenge for me, which does me no good when it comes to Father's Day gifts! While searching through the Boss Kut Die Cuts I came across this Lattice Match Box by Terri Mouw BKD001. Using the Real Wood Thin Cherry, I thought that this would be a perfect little box for my children to put little trinkets into for Dad!

Once cutting out the outer layer of the box in the Real Wood Thin Cherry, I inked the edges to help with contrast. The using small silver brads, I added them to the scallops.

I chose to cut out the lattice on the top although with this file you don't have to. For the inside, I cut out a rectangle in a dark green card stock and glued it so that you couldn't see inside the box.

For the part of the box that will hold all our special little trinkets, I chose to cut it out in dark green card stock.

Using another feature available with the Gazelle, I decided to add a tag to the inside box with the sentiment "Father's Day 2013." I put a brown Sharpie pen in the blade holder of the Gazelle and "cut" out my sentiment. LOVE the fact that you do NOT need any special tool to use a pen! Simply put the pen directly into the blade holder and tighten the screw.

Then I put the blade back in and cut the Tag 0836. The same with the scallops on the lid, I inked the edges for additional dimension.

I loved working with the Real Wood Thin Cherry and am already looking forward to purchasing some more from Boss Kut for additional projects!

Jamie Gillahan – BossKut Design Team Member

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Father's Love Card by Kenya G

Hi Gazelle Lovers,
For Father's Day, my girls like to pull all stops for their dad. Each year they try to make his special day even better. They always ask me to make a card for all of them, but they also make him a card individually. When I first saw the Scale, I knew it would make a perfect masculine card!
I cut the top layer of the Scale on the Gazelle. I used Inka Gold Copper to give it a distressed metal look. The sentiment was printed using a laser printer. Sometimes, printing a sentiment is better that a stamp; especially if you don't have a stamp that says exactly what you need it to say.
 I notched the white layer so I could use puffy paint. I like adding puffy paint if instead of brads. It gives it the look without the bulk. That was layered on the same colored cardstock as the Scale. That was layered on a piece of pattern paper. The paper has a distress look too...PERFECT!

I hope you enjoyed this great Father's Day card! Don't forget to stop by for more files, supplies, and inspiration! Kenya~

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ballerina Layout by Jamie G

Files Used: Heart Doily by Judy Stark BKD191, Boss Kut Kids by Karen Taglia 0760, Ballet Outfit by Karen Taglia 0761, Princess Hand Mirror by Judy Stark BKD002
Materials: Card stock, pictures, self-adhesive rhinestones/pearls

I'm not usually one that is into scrap booking but have decided it was time to start stepping onto unfamiliar grounds. A wonderful friend invited me to a crop last month and I took her up on the invite. I was very much intrigued by all the beautiful scrapbook pages that I saw her creating. I guess you could say that it struck a fire in me to start.

Although my daughter has been involved in dance classes since she was 18 months old, this year was her first dance recital on stage! I am one proud Momma! Using this first of hers, I decided it was time to create a scrapbook page using the beautiful photos of her.

The first page show cases one of my favorite pictures of her and the Boss Kut Kids by Karen Taglia 0760 in the Ballet Outfit by Karen Taglia 0761.

I chose to dress this beautiful little ballerina all in pink, just like my daughter's recital outfit was. I did ink the outfit some for additional detail and dimension. Although it's hard to see in this picture, I cut the legs in pink and did an identical cut of the legs in vellum. I felt that this gave the "leggings" a more natural look.

The tiara is from the Princess Hand Mirror by Judy Stark BKD002 with a slight modification

The new Heart Doily by Judy Stark BKD191 made a perfect place to put my picture center stage and tie both of the pages together. I absolutely LOVED the way that this cut out and looks at 11.5" high!! Beautiful

On the second page of my layout I chose a Funtime font and added the outline to it. I love the way that Funtime makes it so easy to create titles!

Please be sure to visit the BossKut Die Cuts page for additional cut files! Keep checking back for new releases.

Jamie GillahanBossKut Design Team Member
My Crafting Blog

For more projects and information, please click links below:
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Corsage by Kenya G

Hello Gazelle Lovers,
Prom is a true sign that then end of the school year is near. I love to see parents and their children, girls especially, scouring the malls and stores to look for the perfect outfit that signifies one of the most memorable moments in their young lives. I look forward to when my daughters are old enough to attend prom. However, I am not looking forward to the price tag that is going to come along with it! Good thing I have some skill to take a little pain away from my (well hubby's) wallet!

I believe no prom dress is complete without a beautiful corsage! When I saw the new Carnation file (coming soon), I knew instantly it would be perfect! I teamed it up with the Forget Me Nots (roses) and it was a perfect marriage.
I cut all of the layers for the Carnation in yellow. I staggered each layer to give it a more realistic look. Next I wet the layers of cardstock so the flower would not look stiff. Once dried, I glued the layers together. I did the same process with the roses x2. Optional, take the center out of the Forget Me Nots in the software before cutting. I like to do this if I am using hot glue.
Once the flowers were assembled, it was time to put the corsage together. The base is a piece of tulle. I scalloped the edge to give it a finished look. Next I added a blingy spray from my stash. Next I added the Carnation and roses. Once everything was in place, I used elastic ribbon to go around the girl's wrist. I like to use this type of ribbon because it is pretty and it is comfortable.  The girls can dance all night long and be confident their corsage will last!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to stop by for more files and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~

Friday, May 31, 2013

Celebrate America by Lori m.

 Happy Memorial Day!  In preparation of summer cookouts, family gatherings and upcoming 4th of July, I made this layout. 

 I used my Gazelle to cut out the files, which you can see are pretty detailed, nice crisp clean cuts.

The files can be found at

Files Used:

Lori m.