Monday, April 29, 2013

Butterflies by Lori m

I saw these two ideas on Pinterest and knew I had to give them a try.

First is my butterfly garden;
For this I used butterfly files from

The jar is a recycled sauce jar, I used flower soft to cover up my glued bottom and added in a few extra coiled wire pieces, a little glossy accents and glitter to the butterflies, then a couple wooden pieces on top painted and finished.
Simple, pretty and it finished off  my shelf/ mantel nicely

Friday, April 26, 2013

Breathe Sign by Lori m

By Lori m

Looking around my craft room, I found a little nook needing something special.  This is a spot within my view.

 Have you ever been rushed to finish a crafting project? I don’t know if you’re like me, but that’s when anything and everything tends to go wrong.  So, I made myself a pretty little sign to remind me, that I need to “Breathe, Just Breathe”!

For the sign I used one of those inexpensive framed canvases and some other goodies.

My Gazelle did wonderful at cutting out the thin text for my sign, then using one of new files from’s designer Judy Stark, 3D Flower Pot #file, and a few others I came up with this wall keepsake.

Files can be found at

I hope you like it?  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cherish Card by Kenya G

Hello Gazelle lovers,
Here is a simple card that can be used for a Mother's Day, wedding or an anniversary. For this card, I used the Lace Border and the Floral Doily. Both files can add a delicate touch to your project.
This is a standard A2 sized card. I welded the Lace Border to the bottom of the card base which was designed in the software. I backed the border with the same pattern paper as the matting. I also used gross grain ribbon the card.
I used the shadow of the Floral Doily for the focal point. I fussy cut the dress from a designer paper by Webster's Pages. I used faux pearls to lightly embellish. I also used a cutout from the designer paper for the sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I used the negative of the doily cut and used distress ink to add a design element to the card. I also used a scrap piece of the pattern paper to bring the decretive element to the inside as well.
I hope you enjoyed today's project. Remember to stop by for files, supplies and inspiration. Kenya~


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mother's Day Book by Judy Stark

This is one of the new designs just released: Lacey Booklet.  It is a quick gift to make for the upcoming Mother's Day.  The book has 6 pages but extra pages can be added easily if needed. Available at

  I let my paper chosen accent this book.  Meaning, I only needed to cut the design, chalk the edges and add a ribbon.  I also added pearls onto the cover page.  With busy paper being used, I did not want to overpower the look by adding too much more.  One of the features of my cutter Bosskut Gazelle is the ability to move the plotter head to anywhere on the paper and it will start cutting there.  The butterfly and rose was in the center of my 12 by 12 page and I was able to cut it for the cover page of my book.

This design also has frames and a border to complete your pages with. 

Judy Stark

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tissue Box by Lori m.

Tissue Box

By Lori m

I’ve decided to keep my craft room main theme of Pinks and Greens. With that in mind, a store box of tissues just didn’t fit in, it look so out of place.

My solution, bling it baby, bling, rhinestones and pretty flowers sure make a huge difference in appearance.

Here….you can see for yourself, I’m pretty happy with the final look thanks to some amazing files that cut like butter from and my pretty in pink Gazelle.

So do you agree with me, much prettier than a store bought box right?

I do love pretty flowers, Popkut and those cute little bugs.

Lori m.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cute Darling Baby Card by Kenya G

Hello Gazelle Lovers,
Kenya here to share an adorable baby card with you. I don't know about you, but spring equates to baby announcements like no other time of year for me! I know at least four people who are due this summer! I guess I know what I will be doing! This is a 6x6" card which is not a typical size for me. However, babies are special so I had to do something differently.
 For this card, I used the banner, bottle and rattle. I am pleased with how well the detail cut on the Gazelle despite the size. I mean the cuts are approximately 1" so that makes the detailed cuts less than an eighth of an inch! Take it slow and easy. I did a speed of 2 since it was more detailed. Although the speed is slower, I am always amazed at how fast slow is! If you are new to the Gazelle but not electronic cutters, you will know what I mean ;) and you too will not believe your project cut so quickly; even on low!

I do have a small vent and warning. Look twice and stamp once! Ok, I used a set of stamps that I have not used in over a year. I couldn't remember why it has been so long since I used the set until I was in too deep. I had already stamped the C, U and T so when it was time to stamp the E, I realized the rubber had fell off the wood mount. I searched frantically to no avail. I had to make a decision. Either I scrapped the banner idea or I had to get creative. I went with the latter. I searched all of my stamps to find a similar style font. It is not a perfect match. However, I had to do what I had to do! Hey, what can I say? Crafters are just that; CRAFTY!! Remember to check your stamps BEFORE you begin stamping

To finish embellishing the card, I cut the image from the paper collection. I also added a doily to fill in the card. I also stamped the little foot print and added Glass Effects to give it a button effect without the added bulk.
I hope you enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to stop by for more files, supplies and inspiration. Kenya

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Japan File Folder Keepsake by Jamie G

Files Used: Branch 0988, Fifties Flower 0504, Hibiscus paper piecing 0390,
Materials: File folder, card stock, embellishments, ribbon

In February my dearest hubby and I went to Okinawa, Japan. We visited with my brother, who is currently stationed there, and his wonderful family. We had such a great time and came back with so many memories. We also came back with plenty of souvenirs that now need a good home.

I started out with folding a manila file folder and then inked the edges.

Then I printed out a world map and used a tea bag to give the map an aged look. After applying the map to the file folder, I threaded some red embroidery thread to created the dotted line from the United States to Japan.

I attached a piece of ribbon on the back to tie the folder shut. Then using different designer card stock, I decorated each of the remaining sections.

The flowers were absolutely beautiful in Japan while we were there. The front of the folder was inspired by the cherry blossoms that were in bloom while we were there. Using the Fifties Flower 0504 and the branch I decorated the front fold of the file folder.

Each of the fifties flowers that were cut were a little over a quarter of an inch! My Gazelle did a beautiful job cutting each of them out.

Using my stylus, I went in circle in the center of the flower to get the flower to fold toward in. Then I inked each flower to give them a realistic feel. I just love how my cherry blossom tree turned out that I'm sure to use it again!

Below is a picture of the file folder opened up. Each pocket is going to hold our receipts, pamphlets, and other goodies from our trip.

I chose to use the Hibiscus paper piecing 0390 because it reminded me of one of my favorite pictures that I took. I cut out 2 of the larger pieces so that I could put in the additional layer. I inked the center red so that it would like the yellow faded into the red.

Jamie GillahanBossKut Design Team Member
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Butterfly Invitation by Kenya G

Spring is finally in the air...well somewhat! Although the weather is not fully cooperating, it is not stopping spring party plans and engagements!
Today I am sharing one of the simplest invitations ever! These can be massed produced in no time! If you have been a follower of mine, you know I like to use the library and simple shapes that come FREE with your Gazelle 

For the card, I welded simple shapes together. I also love butterflies! What a perfect marriage! I used the PopKut Butterfly as the focal point on this card. What I really like is I get a lot of dimension without all of the extra bulk. Not to mention  how well they cut on the Gazelle. The butterfly on the card is less than an inch!

On the inside, I used the second butterfly that comes in the PopKut Butterfly with this design. It is a great way to tie the front of the card with the inside. To finish off the card, I added a few faux pearls.

That is it! I know this was very simple, but I hope you enjoyed today's project! Don't forget to visit BossKut for files, supplies and inspiration! Kenya~


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

30th Birthday Bouquet by Lori m

I made this bouquet for our daughter’s friend for her 30th Birthday.  This was a challenge for me but fun in the making.

Using a few amazing diecuts from, a little imagination, and a few other files, here’s my completed my arrangement.

The files I used from;

1. Pitcher with lemon by Judy Stark # BKD118

30 Dum Dum suckers
Vase on sale at Michaels
1 Square foam piece
Ribbon on sale at Michaels