Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ambassadorship Ending

Good morning all,

I received a note yesterday informing me that QuicKutz is discontinuing their Ambassador program. I was so sorry to hear the news. It has been quite an experience for me! I so appreciate the opportunity to have been given one of the "Big 8" positions. It was quite an honor. I wish QuicKutz well in the new year and hope you will all continue to "Die Cut With Style"  Blessings, Melin

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wild West Scrap Divas Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know I was blog surfing and came across this great blog candy giveaway!

Wild West Scrap Divas is giving away a TON of super FUN stuff! $130 worth of prizes!
But you have to hurry. Once they reach 100 blog followers, they will be drawing. You have to leave a comment on their blog and have a link on yours.
Check out their post and get all the info HERE

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Free Flourish File

Good morning everyone! As promised here is the flourish file to complete the holly and flourish file set on the one page layout I did recently!  Just become a follower of my blog
and then EMAIL me and I will gladly send you your FREE file :) 

This file comes in the following formats: AI, DXF, GSD, KNK, SVG and WPC.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trimming The Tree

I made this layout a while back so now I am just gettting around to posting it here.
I used the following QK products to complete this page.
QK Teriyaki Alphabet
QK Dots 12" Border Die
QK Christmas Tree 12" Border Die
QK Swirls 4x4 Embossing Plate
Various Stickles, Dimensional Paint and inks.

Close up of different trees decorated

Another close up.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One Page Holly and Flourishes Layout

This one page layout is actually very simple.
It is the beautiful paper by Websters Pages that really makes this page. I just cut the holly cluster and flourishes from my cutter.  I used ink, chalks and stickles to dress up the holly cluster and the flourishes.
Get Your Free Holly Cluster File

Become a follower of my blog
and send me an email and I will gladly send you this free cutting file!
It is available in svg, gsd., wpc, knk, ai and dxf. Just let me know which type you need :-)

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Check back next week for the flourish file :-)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Upcoming Tutorial

Good morning Everyone,

I just wanted to share a sneak peek on a tutorial I will be doing on the offical QuicKutz website. It will be posted next Wednesday, December 23rd. Until Then, here are a couple of pics...

Happy Die Cutting!!!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Turkey Day Around The Corner

Good morning everyone,

It has been awhile since my last blog post. I have been crazy busy as well as updating my website. Please visit my website to see all the lastest information.

I am working on some more Thanksgiving Day and Fall Layouts.

Give me a couple of days to come up with some more FREE FILES!

Until then,

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, September 14, 2009


Good morning all,

As my last post indicated we just finished the Party Princess class yesterday. I also mentioned in the post that my bear and cupcake were cut on the Silhouette. I created these files directly in the Silhouette. 

I have decided to start trying to give away different gsd files when I can. To get your FREE cupcake gsd file, just become a follower of my blog, send me an email and I will email you the file directly :-)

I don't have any download file places set up for this blog yet, but when I do, you won't have to email me a request!  But in the meantime, just send me the email that you've become a follower and I will send you the FREE gsd file!

Thanks for following and happy Paper Crafting!

Party Princess Class Layout

Good morning All,

I just wanted to share a class project we did yesterday. It was the Party Princess Layout. It was a lot of fun. The students were allowed to pick different embossing templates to emboss their balloons with. They also pieced together the little bear and cupcake.  The Quickutz products I used were as follows:
  • The large wavy border for the top borders
  •  The small wavy border for the balloon strings
  •  The Wand and Crown Revolution 4x4 Die
  •  Lettering was the 4x8 alpha from the Jolly Gift Set
  • The cupcake and the bear were created on my Silhouette
  • The Balloons were from the Silhouette QK Library
Class was a lot of fun and the students enjoyed using the Epic 6 to emboss and cut!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A New Card

Good morning All,

I just wanted to share a card I did using some of the Quickutz products I have. The Flower petals were created and cut with the Silhouette. After cutting them, I used Glimmer mist to "paint" them. I love the water color look and the soft shimmer of using this product. The center of the flower was the small bottle cap die. I used it to cut out FELT. One of the great advantages to the die cutting system is being able to cut out much more than just paper! The felt was the perfect touch for the center as it was moldable around a large pop-up glue dot. I added some distress stickles to give it that finished look.

Next I used the diamond shaped 2x2 dies to cut out the patterned paper. I glued them to the bottom of my card and then cut out the bottom half around the diamond shapes for some additional visual interest.

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Closeup of Flower and the FELT center.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Yellow Rose Thank You Card

Good morning all,

I am posting one of my first creations for this blog. It is a Thank You card. I used this great Yellow Rose Quickutz die. It is an exclusive die. If you would like to know how to get one, just email me and I will give you the details. I also used the Texas State shaped die, the 12" beads cookie cutter die and the photo corner die. I finished off the card with dew drops in the centers of each of the circles on the border.

The yellow rose was a bit challenging to piece together. BUT with some patience you can have a fantastic flower. The die comes with enough pieces for a full flower as well as a rose bud and even a little bumble bee.
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Friday, August 21, 2009


Good morning all!

I am starting this blog to help facilitate my new roll! I was recently honored with being selected as a 2009 Ambassador for Quickutz! It is a huge honor and I am exceedingly humbled by it. The focus of this blog will be to communicate with everyone all of the happenings as I journey on this new chapter!

You can expect to be kept informed with ideas, event happenings, challenges and other super fun stuff! Get ready for a thrilling ride!

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