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Die Cut Crazy Magazine!

I’m proud to be apart of this new magazine!


What’s it about? Get creative and exciting ways you can use the art of die cutting sent automatically to your iPad. Die Cut Crazy is a digital only magazine created for those who have been bitten by the die cutting bug. Explore the many mediums, not just paper, that you can create with using your die cut machine and die cut products. Check out the magazine and find out what is making everyone Die Cut Crazy!

Here is the latest update on the website. Now is a great time to get the new low price and give us your input. We’d like to know what YOU want to see in next months issue! Help us, help you!!

Our Readers Have Spoken, and We’re Listening!

Hello! Here we are 5 issues in to publishing Die Cut Crazy. In the last few months we have received a ton of good input from readers via email and through reviews. I wanted to take a moment to address some of the issues, and let you know what we are doing to improve Die Cut Crazy. A suggestion we get a lot is about the page count being low. A big reason why our page count is say, 50 pages, as opposed  to 100 or more is because we haven’t included pages and pages of advertisements. We will introduce advertising in the future, but our intention is to always let the content outweigh the ads. With that said, we are constantly working on getting more contributors and creating more content to increase the volume in each issue. It’s our goal to give you a satisfying experience when you open up an issue of Die Cut Crazy.

Another common suggestion we get is about the issue/subscription price. This seems to go hand in hand with the size of the issue suggestion. Again we are listening and put your satisfaction and experience first. As of today the new price plan is as follows:

Die Cut Crazy Subscription available: 

A single issue for $1.99 (non-subscription) – was $3.99

1-month subscription for $0.99, automatically renewed until canceled. – was $2.99

3-month subscription for $2.99, automatically renewed until canceled. – was $6.99

1-year subscription for $9.99, automatically renewed until canceled.  – was $24.99

If you are already subscribed then your next payment will reflect the new plan.

Another suggestion we often get is making the magazine available on more than just the iPad. The iPhone version of the app is now in testing and should be ready for release in the near future. There are also plans of releasing to other tablet devices eventually as well.

We are also taking this opportunity to give the magazine a bit of a facelift, and add some new sections of content. We started DCC because we love crafting and die cutting, and we wanted to connect with other crafters and have a place to share their projects as well as our own. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email with suggestions, or to inquire about being a contributor. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!

Thanks to everyone who has supported DCC so far! Happy die cutting!


Die Cut Crazy Mag

Thanks for looking everyone! Be sure to leave us your thoughts. We are always looking for new contributors. If you’d like to be apart of the Die Cut Crazy team, let me know!

Steph Shock

My son Atticus Beeker will be 5 on the 21st. I can’t believe it. Where has the time gone? If you are wondering…his middle name is Beeker…like the muppet, but spelled differently! 🙂 It’s hard to believe how fast he is growing up. It seems like yesterday he was just a little baby. Here’s a picture of Marley and Atticus when he was little.

atticus baby

How cute is he?? I just love him so much. We’re having a Super Mario Bros. birthday party. He loves anything and everything Mario Brothers. This last Halloween Atticus was Mario and his brother Bonus was Luigi. It was the most adorable thing to see them dressed up together. They have a lot of fun as best friends/brothers. Here’s a recent picture of Atticus doing some school work last week.


He is a handsome little boy. Makes my heart happy to be his momma.

We’re off to Oklahoma this week to see some family and friends for his birthday. He wanted some of his friends to be at his birthday party, so instead of them driving to Arkansas we figured we’d make it easy for everyone and come to them. With summer coming up this will probably be the last trip we make to Oklahoma for a while. Eureka Springs is a tourist town, so lots of people come see us in the spring and summer! Jeremy’s mom is already planning a trip for the first weekend of March. We are looking forward to spring, warmer weather, visitors, and parades…lots of parades!!

*Back to our trip to Oklahoma. I received an email from a friend  last night. Her daughter’s birthday party is Saturday and she was in desperate need of a few paper chandeliers to hang from  some ceiling fans. As soon as I read the email, everything I needed to do before leaving for Oklahoma flashed in my mind. I just didn’t have the time!! Truth is I actually have plenty of time…how long could it really take to whip up some chandeliers?! Well…it did take me some time, but not as long as I imagined. I am so glad I did it for her. I really love how they turned out and it makes me happy to know I could help her out at the last-minute. She needed 2 chandeliers…Here’s a picture of one.


It’s 11×11. You can’t really tell from this picture, but I used a Krylon Glitter spray and it has a nice sparkle all over it. It turned out so cute!! I got this design from the Silhouette online store. It’s a design by Samantha Walker. I did an internal offset to get the layered effect. It just looked so much better with the contrasting colors. I finished it just in time to get everything packed and ready for our road trip! I’m meeting her Wednesday and she mentioned gluing a few rhinestones on them before the party. I think they’ll be the talk of the party.(besides the birthday girl!) This is a great project for any little princess! I had a lot of fun doing it and look forward to using the image again. Heck…my birthday is in a few weeks…maybe i’ll make some and throw them all around the house. 😉 It seems like I’m being swarmed with birthdays the last few days. I have made so many birthday cards lately and have a list of six more I need to do when we get home from our trip. I guess I can’t complain…I could go buy some cards at Wal-Mart, but I sure do love to make my own!!

I better get some sleep. Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon.

Steph Shock