Bonus Tutorial from Cut@Home Design Team Member Patti Senter and a Give Away!

This week we have a bonus tutorial for you, brought to you by one of Cut At Home‘s designers Patti Senter. Before we show you Patti’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

Cut At Home Designer – Patti Senter

PattiSenterProfilePic-12052014-250WThank you Paper Crafter’s Library for featuring me in today’s spotlight post, my name is Patti Senter and I live in the South West corner of Utah in Washington City. You may also know me as A Soul’s Heartbeat which is my blog and Facebook or as nwlady1949 on YouTube (NW = Northwest since I lived most of my years in the Pacific NW, Washington State).

I’ve been using paper, inks and glue for the last five years but crafting since I was a young person, always wanting to make it instead of buy it. I started out doing solely digital scrapbook layouts, working for stores such as Cottage Arts and Digitals as well as numerous individual digital kit designers. When visiting one of the designers in 2008 she gave me a bag of ‘stuff’. I tried to explain I didn’t do hands on things, just digital, but she persisted. That was the beginning, it took a few months of the bag being in the closet before it got the best of me. That was the start and I haven’t looked back since. Currently I am on the design teams for Cut @Home which I started in the fall of 2013 as well as Meg’s Garden and have just finished terms for SaCrafters and The Piece by Piece.

I love creating and sharing how I do things. As I’m sure you know, YouTube and the large family of crafting enthusiasts online are very supportive people, many of whom have helped me to learn. I enjoy being able to pay forward the knowledge on my blog and YouTube channel by giving back to those looking for a little inspiration or newbies who are just beginning and need a little push to believe they too can do it!

I don’t feel I have any particular style, it’s usually the paper or item I’m working with that provides flow as the project takes on a life of it’s own and determines whether it’s embellished with lots of bling or left to shine for itself. My passion is mini albums, to start with chipboard and paper and end up with a gorgeous album to house photos and memories is my definition of fun.

Today I’m sharing a ‘Manly Man’ Gift Box and Mini using Graphic 45’s 5″x 5″ Mixed Media Box in black and Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Collection of papers and stamps. I often find that most crafters have difficulty creating for the men in their lives. Most men shy away from the things we women love, bling, glitter, ribbons and flowers. So today’s project showcases the box and the paper and leaves the rest on the masculine side.




You can watch a video on how Patti created this project below.


Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box in Black
Heartfelt Creations – All Geared Up Paper and Stamp Collection
Embossing powders – UTEE and Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Sakura – 3D Crystal Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
Core’dinations Black Cat cardstock
Mod Podge

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Patti Senter a Cut@Home design team member. Be sure to stop by Patti’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Patti on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

And now for a give away…Cut@Home is graciously offering a give away valued at $94.00 to one lucky reader.  (Sorry – Give away is only open to residents of the continental United States.)



In order to enter the give-away, please leave a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Friday.

45 replies on “Bonus Tutorial from Cut@Home Design Team Member Patti Senter and a Give Away!”

  1. I am so glad Patti gave the bag of stuff in the closet a try. She has made a wonderful box, love all the beautiful textures and colors on her box and mini album. Thank you for the very informative video about some of the products she used and techniques. My son and I love Steampunk and this box is one I will have to remember as a source of inspiration for him.

  2. I love getting to know other crafters here at Paper Crafters Library. Thank you for sharing their talents. Lovely projects today 🙂

  3. I found Miss Patti a couple of years ago as I started in my paper crafting journey. She is gracious and giving. She is talented from the tips of her fingers to the bottom of her toes (not a very elegant picture, but true nonetheless!) Patti is a true friend, and I am honored to know her. If you haven’t found her yet, please do, you will love her just as I do.
    Thank you Miss Patti for all of your guidance both in crafting and in life. Giant hugs from afar – Julie

  4. I love this project!! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for featuring Patti. I’ve followed Patti for a year or two now and now she has led me to Paper Crafter’s Library.

  5. This tutorial is excellent. Very easy to follow and the project is wonderful. What a great christmas present. thanks for sharing.

  6. this project looks so magnificent. look at all the details that went into it! thanks for a chance to win. <3

  7. Beautiful masculine card..I love the heat embossed metallic look! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial and chance to win!

  8. Wow, this mini box is amazing!! It’s masculine and vintage…with beautiful papers and color! This would look wonderful in an entry hall or dresser…anywhere!

  9. Amazing gift box and mini! The papers are awesome with beautiful colors. I love the embellishments and the twine to close the mini ROCK’s. So very nicely done!
    Thank you for sharing with us!

  10. Love Patty and enjoy her videos. She is always full of wonderful tips and tricks and shares them enthusiastically! She’s so generous!

  11. A wonderful project Patti. Those gears and such are great for anything masculine, but they could be feminized as well.

  12. Just visited Patti’s site and it is really inspirational too. Great work with the Manly man box – I have a house of guys, so this was fun to see.

  13. I love the vintage distressed look of this beautiful decorative box! Thank you for showing us how to achieve that effect with the UTEE! I am always looking for masculine projects

  14. How nice to see Patti on this site! Her videos are always enjoyable and tutorials are easy to follow. Loved seeing this guy’s project. I’m always looking for ideas for the men in my life. Thanks for featuring this artist and her creative project. Love that paper collection!

  15. Oh my goodness!! LOVELOVELOVE this! Absolutely amazing! I am a Heartfelt Creations fanatic and due to lots of medical problems had to stop ordering the monthly kits right before this awesome kit became available! To win it would make me so happy!! Thank you for the chance to own this awesome collection!!

  16. Lovely “Manly Man” box, but I thinks it’s a misnomer: the box is unisex! And Steampunkish. A perfet gift for memory sharing.

  17. Very beautiful projects!! I have a hard time with the steampunk trend, But these are beautiful.

  18. Desperately seeking the name of the incredibly lucky winner of this amazing prize package! I have been haunting the blog looking to see if my name magically appears but haven’t seen it yet!!! Praying to the Goddesses of Crafting that they want ME to be the random winner!!! Fingers and eyes crossed!!!

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