• Here’s a sneak peek of the brand new Scrappy Cat Laced with Love die-cutting collection by Sizzix. The collection debuted at the Create -N- Connect Trade Show (formerly CHA Summer Show) in July 2013 in Las Vegas.

  • Kim demos some quick and easy fall scrapbooking projects using garden and vine-themed die-cutting products from Sizzix.

  • Kim shows how to create a dimensional, vintage-style piece of art perfect for displaying in a shadow box. The project features floral dies found in the Sizzix Botanical Sanctuary collection by Scrappy Cat.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHA Summer 2013 “Laced with Love” die-cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHA Summer 2013 “Laced with Love” die-cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHA Summer 2013 “Laced with Love” die-cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHAS 2013 “Laced with Love” die cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHAS 2013 “Laced with Love” die cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHAS 2013 “Laced with Love” die cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • A sneak peek project using our new CHAS 2013 “Laced with Love” die cutting collection by Sizzix.

  • Sizzix/Scrappy Cat “Laced with Love” Collection, Summer 2013!

    A sneak peek of the new Scrappy Cat Laced with Love die-cutting collection by Sizzix. The collection will debut at the Create -N- Connect Trade Show (formerly CHA Summer Show) July 22-25, 2013 in Las Vegas.

  • Using Sizzix / Scrappy Cat Dies with Quilting

    Scrappy Cat founder Kim Roberto shares inspiration for adding floral die cuts to a beautiful handmade quilt using Sizzix Bigz dies.

  • Elegant Floral and Vine Card

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    Materials Needed:

    1.  Sizzix Large Sizzlit, Flower, Bloom with Leaves 3-D designed by Scrappy Cat
          item #658501

    2.  Sizzix Decorative Strip Die - Card Edges, Decorative Accent and Leaves
          designed by Scrappy Cat item #658072

    3.  Sizzix Texture Impressions Roses Set designed by Scrappy Cat item#
         658518

    4.  Sheer green ribbon

    5.  White and green Cardstock

    6.  Chalk



    Instructions:

    1.  Cut out a card, 8 1/2” x 4 1/4”, using a pencil, mark the center of the card where it
         will be folded in half for reference.

    2.  Using your Texture Impressions Rose Set, place your cardstock onto the TI up to
         the center of your card (it was marked with pencil).  Run through Big Shot or
         embossing machine of your choice, Sizzix

    3.  Fold your card in half and round off bottom corners of the card

    4.  Using your Decorative Strip and green cardstock, cut out a set of leaves and
          adhere to the top of the card.

    5.  Using the Large Sizzlit, cut out one flower with white cardstock and apply chalk
         to the edges of the flower petals, roll and adhere shut with a glue dot.

    6.  Tie a ribbon at the top of the card and add your flower with a glue dot

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    Quick & Easy Mini Valentine’s Day Cards

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    Are you planning to create your own Valentines this year?  Do your children need them to exchange as part of a school activity? If so, this is the project for you. The two die sets used to create these valentines were designed to give you endless creative options. How about mixing and matching the various frames and hearts in several different colors? Let your imagination take you to the next level of creativity and have fun making your own Valentine’s Day cards.
     


    Materials Needed:

    Sizzix Sizzlits Love Set #3 designed by Scrappy Cat, LLC item# 657403

    Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3 PK- Decorative Frames Set item# 657094

    Cardstock and adhesive


    Instructions:

    1.  Using 3 different colors of cardstock, cut out various frames and hearts.

    2. Use the photo above as a reference, or mix and match the frames and hearts as you desire.

    3.  Cut 3 cards to allow for about 1/4” border along all edges and corner round edges.

    4.  Adhere all frames and hearts.


  • Valentine’s Day Mini Album (cover)

    Get a jump start on creating a Valentine’s Day mini album for the love of your life. Here’s how to create the cover…

    Materials needed:

    1. Scrappy Cat Strawberry Flourish 12x12 paper

    2.  Sizzix Sizzlits die set 3 pk - Accordian Fold, Flower set #2 designed by Scrappy Cat - item# 657401

    3.  Sizzix Sizzlit die set 3pk- Love set #3 designed by Scrappy Cat - item# 657403

    3.  Sizzix embosslits die - Flower, Old Country Bloom designed by Scrappy Cat - item # 657404

    4.  Sizzix Sizzlits Deco Strip - Floral Bead Edging designed by Scrappy Cat  - item# 657410

    5.  Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Scallop Rectangle #2 designed by Rachael Bright - item# 656698

    6.  Sizzix black scoreboard

    7.  Ribbon

    8.  Pearl adhesive stickers

    9.  Scrappy Cat iridescent glitter glue

    10. White and black cardstock

    Instructions:

    1. Using the scallop rectangle album die, cut out one shape with the scoreboard and with the Scrappy Cat strawberry flourish paper. Adhere patterned paper onto the album cover and the shaped tag.

    2.  Using the Love set #3, cut out the word Love with white cardstock.

    3.  Using the Accordian Fold Flower set #2, cut out flower with white cardstock and cut out a pink heart with the Scrappy Cat paper. Line Scrappy Cat glitter glue along the pattern on the heart for added bling. Next, cut out the circle and the base of the flower with the black cardstock.  Assemble as shown in the photo above. *Note: Cut out 3 strips for the Accordian Fold Flower and hold it shut with glue dots.

    4.  Using the Floral bead edging deco strip, cut out one strip with white cardstock.  Next, cut out one scallop shape from the strip to be used at the top of the album cover.

    5.  Place the decorative edge scallop underneath the top of the black and white photo and adhere. Add pearl accents to each corner of the photo.

    6.  Using the photo above as a reference for placement, add the tag with the flower and heart along with the word Love.

    7.  Tie a bow with the pink sheer ribbon by threading the ribbon through the pre-punched holes along the left side of the album cover.  *Note: There is room to add metal rings through the holes when adding additional pages to the album.

    In an upcoming post, I’ll show you how to create page layouts for this album. Stay tuned!

    Kim

  • Decorative Pillow Gift Box

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    Materials needed:
    Sizzix Pillow Box die – item #655363
    Sizzix Embosslit, Old Country Bloom, designed by Scrappy Cat - item #657404
    Sizzix Sizzlits Love Set #3, designed by Scrappy Cat item#657403
    Scrappy Cat 12x12 paper, Antique Sofa - item# SCR647
    Grey ribbon
    Decorative ribbon
    Glue dots
    One sheet 12x12 white cardstock
    2 shades of purple cardstock

    Instructions:1. Using the Pillow die cut, cut out shape with cardstock and Scrappy Cat paper and assemble
    2. Cut out 2 Blooms. Create creases in all petals. Attach flowers and button together with glue dots.
    3. Using the Love Set, cut out the vine with white cardstock and attach under the bloom
    4. Tie ribbon and add bloom embellishment on top of the bow

     

     

     

  • 'Tis the Season Greeting Card


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    Materials:

    Scrappy Cat clear christmas stamps
    Sizzix Textured Impressions Beauty and Baroque wallpaper set by Scrappy Cat (item#657748)
    Scrappy Cat pigment ink pad (green) Christmas collection
    Ribbon

    Instructions:

    1.  Emboss a piece of pearl paper 3/4 the size of the front of your card.

    2.  Cut a rectangular piece of cardstock, stamp sentiment and add rhinestones.

    3.  Adhere both pieces to the front of the card.

    4.  Attach ribbon.


     

  • Christmas Candle

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    Materials used:

    Sizzix Embosslits Die - Baroque Icon designed by Scrappy Cat
    Core’dinations Pearl paper
    Scrappy Cat pigment ink pad (green) Christmas collection
    Ranger Glossy Accents
    Darice rhinestones
    Ribbon
    Glue Dots

    Instructions:

    1. Using Pearl paper and Scrappy Cat Baroque Embosslit die, cut out shape.

    2.  Using Scrappy Cat pigment ink pad, rub ink onto Baroque image - let dry.

    3.  Add glossy accents.

    4.  Tie ribbon around candle.

    5.  Using glue dot, adhere Baroque image to the ribbon and add rhinestone.


  • Vintage Christmas Gift Tags/Tree Ornaments

    With Christmas right around the corner, now is a great time to get a jump start on creating specialty gift tags to embellish your packages… Instructions and materials follow for two new gift tag projects:


    Materials Used:
    Sizzix Bigz die designed by Scrappy Cat: Item#657109 Flower Layers #9Sizzix Texture Impressions folder designed by Scrappy Cat: Item# 651113 Cottage Style
    Sizzix Eclips Cartridge designed by Scrappy Cat: Item #656888 Christmas and Traditions Alphabet
    Coredinations Cardstock and Sandpaper
    Darice rhinestone
    Button from Jo-Ann’s
    Felt, embroidery floss and ribbon
    Ink: Scrappy Cat pigment ink pad, black
    Clear Stamp: Scrappy Cat Christmas clear stamps (Jo-Ann’s)

    Tag #1:

    1. Using the eclips cartridge, cut out 3 tags (brown, burgundy and tan).

    2. Stamp Merry Christmas using Scrappy Cat clear stamp and ink.

    3. Cut and assemble felt flowers and sew together layers and attach button.

    4. Add ribbon.

    Tag #2:

    1. Using the Eclips cartridge, cut out 2 tags (one in burgundy and the other in tan)

    2. Using the Cottage Style Textured Impression plate, emboss and sand the burgundy tag.

    3. Adhere tags together.

    4. Using the Flower Layers die, cut out a green flower using the largest flower and several four petal flowers in green, burgundy and tan. Sew together the flowers with a needle and embroidery floss. Create and sew a loop at the top of the flower. *Note: the flower will become a keepsake Christmas ornament after it is removed from the tag.

    5. Add self stick rhinestone to the center of the flower.


  • Key to My Heart Card

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    Materials Used:
    Sizzix Embosslits die, designed by Scrappy Cat - Item #657408 Heart, Lace
    Sizzix Embosslits die, designed by Scrappy Cat - Item #657407 Heart, English Rose
    Sizzix embosslits die, designed by Scrappy Cat - Item #657409 Key to My Heart
    Sizzix Texture Impression folder designed by Scrappy Cat - Item # 657748 Beauty and Baroque Wallpaper set
    Scrappy Cat glitter glue
    Core’dinations whitewash cardstock, glitter cardstock, white and grey
    Sanding block
    American Crafts glitter ribbon
    Pop Dots
    Sizzix Framelits, circles

    Instructions:
    Cut out three hearts and one key using the Embosslits and whitewash cardstock. Sand and apply a thin layer of glitter glue on top of each heart. Using the pink whitewash cardstock, run a sheet through Texture Impressions machine with the Textured Impressions folder listed above. Using a small Framelits circle, cut out using the embossed paper and sand. Attach the embossed circle on top of the larger black glitter circle. Create card, add layers and follow pattern as shown.