Friday, April 24, 2015

For the happy couple

Hello CutCardStock friends!! Giovana here today sharing a super cute Congrats Wedding card. Summer is quickly approaching and wedding season will start before you know it and nothing better that send a handmade card, you can easily use the wedding colors to make it more personal.

Here I have a step-by-step on how I make this super cute card.

I started with a piece of Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock for my card base, dimensions are 7" x 10" and folded at 5". You will also need a piece of Curious Metallic Shadow Cardstock 4" x 6" and another piece of Cryogen White 3.75" x 5.75"

I stamped the doily on the piece of Cryogen White Cardstock in Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink.

After finishing stamping this piece, set aside to let the ink dry.

Stamp the sentiment in yellow ink.

Then I stamped pretty flowers using the inks in the picture. I stamped 4, but I used only 3.

Finally, adhere all the pieces to your card base. I added a triple bow  and pearls in the centers of doilies.

I also decorated a Natural Cougar envelope.

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

3D Layered Flower Card

Hello again, friends!  It's Mynn here again with another creation using beautiful papers from the CutCardStock online store!  Today I have a floral card to share with you.  Come and see...

To create the flower, I started with two large punched flowers.  These flowers are made out of Red Lacquer Curious Metallic paper.  I used a rounded metal pen end to shape the top red flower.  All you have to so is rub it around the edges of the flower in a circular motion, and it starts to curl.

I then punched a smaller center flower out of Super Gold Curious Metallic paper, shaped it with the same technique, and layered the flowers onto each other.  They were adhered using 3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive.  Lastly, a pearl was added to the center.

Next, I die cut out some leaves from some Botanic Curious Metallic paper.  I broke one apart before I added them behind the flower on the card base.

The focal panel for the card was made using Red Lacquer Curious Metallic paper and Classic Crest Solar White card.  I paper pierced around the panel to add some texture.

The focal panel was added to a card base made from more Classic Crest Solar White card.

The last item for the card was the sentiment.  It was stamped onto Classic Crest Solar White card, punched out, and layered onto more Red Lacquer Curious Metallic paper.

I very much love the beautiful shine from the Curious Metallics papers.  They really lend an elegant air to your paper crafted cards!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by, all!  I'll be back next month with more tutorials on using more beautiful products from the CutCardStock online store.  Until then, HUGS and happy paper crafting!

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CutCardStock products used:

Neenah classic Crest Solar WhiteCurious Metallic Red LaquerCurious Metallic Super gold
Curious Metallic Botanic3D Foam Adhesive Tabs

Monday, April 20, 2015

Glam up that envelope

Hey everyone!  Nicole here on the blog today.  Every once in awhile there is that special someone in your life that requires not just any card, but a very special birthday card.  I have such a person who is celebrating a birthday in a couple of weeks - my grams.  She is turning the big 80!  I really wanted her birthday card to be special this year, but what better way to present that card then with a special envelope as well.

I started with a brown bag envelope in kraft.  I lightly attached a few die-cuts, cut with my Silhouette, over the top of the envelope with a little adhesive.  I picked just a few spots since the die-cut will be removed.

Using some gold spray paint I sprayed a good layer over the whole envelope front.  

Leave to dry for about 20 minutes and then remove the die-cuts carefully from the envelope.  The next step is adding a bit of color.  I chose some watercolor pencils and traced around the flowers and leaves.  

Once you've added the color where you want wet a paintbrush and go over the colors spreading the color out.  I loved this part it reminded me of those "just add water" coloring books I had when I was little.  :)

Here is my finished envelope:  

I also used the same technique on my card and then added embellishments over the top. 

I'm excited to give this to my grams in a few week.  Hope you try this very simple way to give your envelope a little extra attention.   Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  
Happy Crafting, Nicole

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time for another giveaway!

**UPDATE: We have a winner! Congrats to Jean. Please contact to claim your prize.**

Did you see Kristie's project using the Pearlescent watercolors? She made a couple of beautiful cards...
We love her projects and we love these watercolors! We thought we would share a set of them, along with a watercolor brush to one lucky fan.

Who wants a chance at winning a prize this month? Between now and midnight on Saturday, April 18th, leave a comment on the blog or over on our Facebook page letting us know What is your favorite crafting technique right now? 
We can't wait to hear your comments and see who the lucky winner is!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mail Holder/Organizer

Spring is finally here! Love the warm weather and flowers, feel so alive and happy. It also mean it's time for Spring project! Let's take a look at the project I want to share with you today, it's a mail holder/organizer using A7 Kraft Envelopes! Now this help to keep my table cluster-free! Also, don't forget to check out the sale this week, more reason to make this cute mail organizer (just saying). hehe.

You don't need any cutting file to make this, only adhesives, envelopes and flower embellishments. I created mine in four different categories, you can add more categories as you please. 

Here is the step-by-step tutorial to make this mail organizer:

Step 1: Prepare four A7 envelopes and four punched colored card stock (height wise, slightly larger than the envelope)

Step 2: Glue the colored card stock to the front of the envelope, do this to all four envelopes.

Step 3: Now connect the result from Step 2 together by adhering the envelopes on top of each other on the flap end of the envelope

Step 4: This is what you should get from Step 3, I embellished mine with doilies too on each pocket of the envelopes.

Step 5: Embellish with paper flowers and label each pocket! 

Now you have a fully functional mail organizer/holder, no more mail cluster on table. :) I hope you enjoy this project and find it inspirational to make one for your home! Thank you for taking your time to visit CutCardStock blog today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy Creating! - Alexia 

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