Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween Side Step Card - Witch Marci by Judy Stark

 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. http://www.bosskut.com/ 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.

Judy Stark

Halloween Wreath by KATIE

Ah, it is officially Fall now and that makes me soooo happy!!!  Fall is my FAVORITE season!  And I am having so much fun creating some Halloween projects, which is so much easier with the help of my Gazelle.  I made this fun Halloween Wreath for our front door...
To start, I used the circle function in Funtime and simply drew a large circle and a small circle and positioned them to create the wreath.  Then I cut 2 layers of thin chipboard with my deep cut blade and one layer from patterned paper then adhered them all together.  I made a varitey of sizes of rosettes from patterned paper and cardstock.  For some added detail, I added Flower Soft to the rosette centers and sprinkled a bit of irridescent glitter over them.  For the white rosette center, I wanted to add a bit of color so after my glue dried, I airbrushed it with a Copic Marker then topped it off with a large rhinestone.  To further embellish the wreath, I added the Ghost Pumpkin and Bat then enlarged the Boo to fill in the center of the wreath.  I removed the center from the second 'o' and replaced it with the *new* Witch file.  I used some Silver and Purple glitter paper to add a little zing to the letters and topped the wreath off with a raffia bow.
Now my front door is all ready for some trick-or-treaters!!


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.
www.Bosskutdiecuts.com 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.

Lori m.

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

Haunted Sign by Lori

Here’s an easy to make sign for your Halloween decorations. 
For my sign, I used a background photo of the eerie moon and sky that I took out our back door.
Next, I added a few bosskutdiecut bats, a cute pumpkin witch and of course some ghost.
1. Pumpkin Witch#0499
3. Ghost # Dghost0499
3. Bat #D0484
4. Glitter paper from Bosskut.com

Lori m.

Craft Project Ideas By Lori m. & Linn Cole

" Favor Boxes "

                                         Craft Project Ideas

  Lori m. and Linn have been busy with crafts this week and how much cuter could these be?  Wonderful ideas ladies! 

 I needed a few little 'Favor Boxes' for a young girl and a few of her friends, so I decided to make it look like a Purse!  I used pink card stock to cut out the purses that I designed in Gazelle Funtime using the adjustable blade on #3 and 3 pressure.  I then took the cutest little 'Gerber Daisy with Leaves' #0616  digital die cut and colored them in and added an Outline around all of the pieces using the Outline under the TOOLS tab printed them out using the Crop Marks under the FILE tab so that I could put them in my
 Gazelle and cut them out!  Adhered all of the pieces together and added dimensionals for the flower to stand out on the purse, add some dash lines with a Copic Marker in Dog Rose Flower #RV25 placed a ribbon simply knotted in the center and using double sided tape to adhere the ribbon down and then another piece of ribbon for the handle and a small hook & loop for the closure!  Viola!!!
  A cute 'favor box' for a young lady and her friends...
Linn Cole

Clothes Pins Anyone?
By Lori m
Need a quick gift or craft sale idea?  Why not make a pretty Clothes Pin, one of those large ones found in the craft stores?
Here’s mine, I think this one is a keeper; it will go nicely in my craft room, once it’s painted. 
I love glitter, a little shimmer to catch the sunshine on my desk.   Quick, easy, makes a nice little gift add a fancy pen and pencil set, some pretty stationary and someone will be smiling for sure. I can see these packaged with a pen and pretty bow, for a craft sale.
1. I used K and Company designer papers has a nice selections.
2. # 0635 Daisy
3. #0616 D gerberdaisy
4. Popkut butterfly, I just adore these Popkuts.
Add a poem or verse that you like and the project is finished. I like to either Mod Podge or spray with a very light coat of clear acrylic sealer for added protection.
Lori m.

Fall Layouts by Debbie Grommet

                              Fall Layouts by Debbie Grommet

Everything was cut with the Gazelle,even the scalloped edge was created with the software’s scissor tool. The leaf bag is our Santa Bag. The oak leaves, apple, pumpkin and scrolls are all from the Boss Kut die cuts website. The grapes are a design that comes with the Gazelle software. Debbie inked all the leaves added glitter to the pumpkin, scrolls and grapes. The tractor, wagon and flower Debbie designed using the Gazelle software.

Boo Card by Debbie

Though the Bosskut Boo has been in the line for a few years I have overlooked it, but for some reason year it has become one of my favorite images. Use a side step card, put one letter on each step add the Flying Ghost and Happy Halloween and your card is ready to go.

Debbie Grommet

Thanksgiving Layout by Judy Stark

The time is here to get out all of those fabulous rich color papers of fall!   My layout was made with our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner as my subject.  Surrounded with my loved ones and as always; too much food!

Page 1 of my layout is a Thanksgiving wreath which I will use also on a few Thanksgiving cards. I used the Boss Kut designs: Paisley Bird # 0329D, Oak Leaf #0449D, Flower #0695D  and for the Frames: Vintage Tag 2 # 0836D.  I use these designs quite often and consider them “must have basics” for my library.  Please notice the flower used and what a perfect design to add to your Christmas designs!  

Page 2 additional designs used: Platter of Turkey # 0889D, Pie #0482D and the Fancy Daisy 0616D.  I made my Turkey and Pie using thick Mulberry paper which my Gazelle cut easily using the adjusted blade holder and a setting of 4, force of 3 and one cut. Make sure your mat is cleaned, sticky and use 1 O-Ring or set the holder up just a tiny amount as you would use for a pen.  I used 35 for my knife offset setting.  All the designs used are available online at http://www.bosskutdiecuts.com  Judy Stark