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.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ice Cream Cone Card by Jamie G

Files Used: Ice Cream Cone by Judy Stark BKD 108, Card Band Lace by Judy Stark BKD 093
Materials: Card stock, crystal accents, self adhesive pearl brads

We're still waiting here in Northern Michigan for the local ice cream shoppes to open but that doesn't mean I'm not counting down the days!! This sweet little Ice Cream Cone by Judy Stark BKD 108 sets the right mood for my desire of the warm sunny days.

For the cone, I inked the edges and used a VersaMarker to trace the inside cuts. I wanted to make sure to bring out the beautiful details that were made for this file! I added some clear accents to the chocolate on top of my cone to give that candy coated feeling. 
I made sure that add the Card Band Lace by Judy Stark BKD 093 to help transition between the bottom patterned card stock and the top pink.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wedding Albums by Lori m

                                                     Wedding Albums
                                                            By Lori m

This is the first Wedding Album I’ve helped someone with.  I decided to stick to the basic black and white for pages; her added color was teal which I used as a highlight

Each page has two corner scrolls with one clear rhinestone attached

For the rings, I used my gold marker, a big rocking rhinestone as the diamond and then coated the golden rings with glossy accents

We all need a pretty wedding cake, which again had rhinestones and glossy accents to make it pop

All the pages were cut using my Gazelle, my trusty go to cutting machine that never lets me down. , where you can find all the fabulous diecuts shown above.

3. Wedding cake by Karen Taglia, # 0392

There you have it, one finished album and one happy Bride.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Framed by Kenya G

Hello Gazelle lovers,
I was inspired to do something simple and out of the ordinary. I made a picture frame. Since you all know how I feel about Presley's Curls, I wanted to use that file for this!
The base of the frame is made of chipboard. In the software, I added a score line and two cut lines for the easel (so the frame can stand). I used a deep cut blade with a speed of 2, blade depth of 5 multi-cut of 2. These settings cut the chipboard perfectly without the drag marks. On top of the chipboard base, I used black Bazzill cardstock. I wanted something sturdy. I also used Bazzill for the more detailed layer. I also welded the circle that come with the file to the detailed files.

I left a slot open to keep the photo in place. I then added the title to the base. Finally I used tulle, flowers and the key (thank you Mrs. BossKut) that were in my stash to embellish the front of the frame.
That is it! This will make a lovely anniversary or wedding gift! I hope you all enjoyed it! Remember to stop by for more files, supplies and inspiration. Kenya~


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Princess Magnetic Countdown by Jamie G

Files Used: Butterfly Frame by Judy Stark BKD 189, Princess Hand Mirror by Judy Stark BKD 002
Materials: Card stock, self adhesive rhinestones, magnetic material

Everytime this year after my daughter's dance recital, we start looking at what we're going to do to keep ourselves busy during the summer. This year her dance studio is offering a 3-day Princess Camp where she can get all dressed up and learn how to be a princess! She's so excited and asks everyday when she gets to go. Unfortunately at this time she doesn't have a full grasp of time, so I've created a countdown calendar for her. We'll change the number of days each day and she'll be able to see how many cards are left. I'm truly hoping that this will help make it easier for her.

For the actual countdown, I started with the new Butterfly Frame by Judy Stark BKD 189. I ran the card stock of choice through my Xyron machine, laminating the front and applying magnetic backing to it. Then I placed it on my cutting mat and the Gazelle cut through it on 1 pass with no problems!! Love, LOVE it!

For the numbers counting down, I simply created the text in Funtime and printed it out. Then just cut the shape around it. Simple and fast. I inked the edges to give the white card stock a little more dimension to it.

The Princess Hand Mirror by Judy Stark BKD 002 gave me a little more trouble. I knew that I wanted different layers to it but I also wanted the Gazelle to cut the shape of the mirror around all the layers AFTER I had laminated it. Clear as mud? :o)

Example, usually when I'm cutting a shape from my magnetic material it's a basic shape and a single layer of card stock that's been passed through the laminate/magnetic cartridge of my Xyron.

Since I wanted layers on the mirror, I had to cut the paper, picture, and handle out BEFORE passing it through my Xyron. Then my dilemma was, how do I place my project on the cutting mat making sure that I get it just right so that it cuts around my layered pieces.

After layering the picture, princess hand mirror, and the handle, I ran them through the Xyron. This gave me the rectangle that I was wanting to avoid.

In Funtime, I created a outline around the entire image. Then with the new feature in Funtime IV, I turned on the cutting mat view. Making sure that the image was placed just about where I had placed it on the actual cutting mat, I crossed my fingers and hit cut.

I was VERY impressed with just how close I actually got it!! I added a few self adhesive rhinestones to the top, because what princess doesn't have a little bling?!

My daughter was very excited when it was completed and it very much looking forward to changing the countdown every day. That to me is a very successful project! :o)

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wreath by Lori m

Mother’s Day-6
By Lori m

Wreaths, I love making wreaths and thought this would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.

Being it’s finally Spring, and the flowers are just starting to bloom my way I decided to use yellow as my theme.

My amazing Gazelle didn’t let me down even with all the cutting today.

I started Using a few flower diecuts from, along with one wooden letter M, some pretty ribbon, rhinestones and a good coating of Mod Podge for a sealant my wreath is finished. 
off with a straw wreath and partially wrapped some pretty brown polka dot Washi tape on one side.  Then added my finished paper pieced diecuts.


Check out that gorgeous swirled butterfly, can you say….”Awesome”?

Here’s the files used:

1. Swirl Butterfly  by Judy Stark---COMING SOON to

4. Bee # 0778 by Olivia Myers

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mother's Day Gifts by Lori m

Mother’s Day Gift!
By Lori m

What better than to give Mom that special gift wrapped up beautifully? 

Using a few files from, I assembled this pretty gift package ensemble, which can be used for many other occasions.

Using the Ruffled Butterfly by Judy Stark, I created an outline in my Gazelle Funtime, duplicated the design, and welded them both together creating my card base.

Next, I attached the beautiful “Butterfly” to the front of my card and embellished as shown.

What card wouldn’t be complete without a pretty wrapped package following the same theme?

 Of course we must add the bling, my flowers have pearls and the dragon fly is edged in beautiful rhinestones which can be purchased from

The edges were lightly inked and the butterfly is outlined with glitter.  A bit of glossy accents used on the dragon flies wings to make it pop, a wee bit of washi tape and a tiny bow.  
Here’s the list of files used.

1. Ruffled Butterfly #BKD105   by Judy Stark


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lily by Jamie G

Files Used: Delicate Flourish 0728, Corner Scroll 0738
Materials: Card stock, ink, markers

I'm back again with another coloring book page that I imported into Funtime and converted into a paper piecing masterpiece!! I've visited this particular website a couple of times for the color book pages and I just loved the Lily. Now if you visit the color by number you'll notice that I didn't exactly follow their "recommendations" and I didn't notice that until after I was done. Guess that just means I'll have to go back, cut it again, and make another! :o)

To make cutting the sections easy, I used the color palate in Funtime to change the line colors. This allowed me to cut the leaves separate from the pedals.

For more information on how to convert any digital coloring book page to a paper piecing or print and cut file, check out Terri's video! She provides you with step-by-step instructions and makes it really easy for you.

I duplicated the whole image and changed the pen style to the kiss cut. I made sure to leave my outer most rectangle as the regular cut. Doing this allows me to cut out the rectangle (in this case) and then leave the pattern to follow while I'm piecing my page together! Love this tip, BIG thank to Terri for this one!! Make sure to watch the entirety of the video shared above to see how easy this is to do

It took me forever to decided how I wanted the pedals to look. I kept going back and forth between keeping them white and coloring them. Finally I decided to cut out the pedals in white card stock and inked them up until I got the look I wanted.

I also inked the edges of the leaves to give them more dimension than what a plain colored green card stock can.

I added the white frame around the paper piecing and although I loved the way the lilies looked, there was something definitely missing! After searching the Boss Kut Die Cuts, I found the Delicate Flourish 0728 and Corner Scroll 0738 to the perfect finishing touch.

I inked the edges of both embellishments and used a VersaMarker on the leaves of the Delicate Flourish 0728.

What will you find at Boss Kut Die Cuts that help with your projects?!

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