Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Summer Layout + Video!

Hello card stock fans!!!  It is Lisa here with you today, and I am super excited to share a layout that I've created and the process video that I've made to go with it! yay!  I'm still fairly new to videos, but I think they are a great way to see how things come together, and maybe share some tips and tricks.
Enjoy!  You can also click here to watch this video on YouTube, thanks!

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Summertime Treat Boxes

Looking for a fun favor for your summertime party?  These cute beach-themed treat boxes were easy to make and look great when cut from some of the gorgeous glitter cardstocks from CutCardStock!

Let's start with the materials.  Gold Glitter Cardstock has just the right texture for a sandcastle box and looks amazing paired with the Curious Translucent Iridescent Gold Cardstock for the windows.  To match the sparkle of the sandcastle, I used Silk Glitter Red Flash Cardstock for the beach pail and added a Silver Bright Foil Cardstock shovel as a tag.

I used my Silhouette and a couple of purchased designs to cut these treat boxes, but you can use a manual die-cutting machine if needed (the glitter cardstock die-cuts beautifully!).  In addition to the red glitter pieces to make the body of my pail, I added a gold glitter handle for some contrast.

The backside of the Silver Bright Foil Cardstock is a matte white surface, so it can easily be stamped with a greeting like I've done here.  It works great for folded cards and tags.

Once assembled, the finished size of my sand pail was about 4" x 4"...perfect for a handful of candies or a small gift!

For the sandcastle box, I started by cutting all of the main components from Gold Glitter Cardstock and the window "glass" from Curious Translucent Iridescent Gold Cardstock.

When gluing glitter cardstock to itself not every adhesive will hold securely, so you'll need a very strong adhesive like hot glue or glue dots.  However, the translucent cardstock will easily adhere to the matte white backside of the glitter cardstock with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

Foam tabs are another great choice for adhering components to glitter cardstock with a little dimension.

At four inches wide, this sandcastle treat box can hold the same handful of candies or small gift as the beach pail.  I hope you enjoyed this fun summertime party favor idea and thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and remember that gold and silver cardstocks are on sale this month!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

They will be Treated- a set of mini treat boxes

Hello all, 
As I slowly continue to get my family get together tasks done I finally get to share with you the treat boxes I decided to make for the kids to take home afterward.
I still have to buy the favors but I couldn't wait to share the boxes. They are turning out fabulous if you ask me and I am so happy I used the Gold Glitter cardstock again and was able to try the awesome silver Bright Foil too. They are giving my boxes such an elegant and glamorous touch it's almost a sin giving them to the kids, lol.
They both cut perfectly, I have to add. The phrases and stars were cut very small and I had no problems with either one. The rest of the colored cardstocks I used are a mix of Basis and Pop Tones, also from Cut Cardstock.

I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge and cut the boxes at 7-3/4" wide and after assembled, they come out to be around 2" squared by 1-1/4" tall, not counting the small handle. Perfect for some small treats for them.
You can also find these boxes in the Cricut Access Digital Library, M3C751 is the ID#. The embellishments are from Life's a Party (out of this world, shooting star) and the Party word is from Cricut Font and Basic Shapes.
The first pic to the left is the Cricut Design Space virtual mat showing the box flat prior to cutting and you will notice how easy they will be to score and assemble. The second pic shows a mark where you need to add the adhesive and the third pic shows after the flap is closed. You can also see the pretty fold it makes on one side of the box.
(The blue permanent runner adhesive tape works very well and the store carries the green version).

A few pics to show some of the embellishments: the out of this World was cut at .81" in high, yeap, that small and look how nice it looks, the Party word was cut at .53" tall, wow! and the shooting star at 1.15".

I also cut the boxes in the gold glitter cardstock and the silver (Bright Foil) cardstock. Did I mention how nice these cut in the cricut? The glitter one I had used in my last project and I knew already how it cuts but not the silver one. Well, it is as great as the glitter one. Loove them both and you will too. The Bright Foil is almost like stainless steel. Awesome finish!
They are both on sale this week, if interested.

This is the end of my monthly projects for Cut Cardstock.
I hope you enjoyed my mini-series. You can check part one here (masks).
If any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact any of us. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next month.


Note: My apologies for such an almost non-existent tutorial, but life has been a bit hectic at home lately. 

Cut Cardstock Supplies used:
Pop-Tone Discount Card StockGold Glitter Card StockBRIGHT FOIL SILVER

BASIS paper 8.5 x 11 scrapbook glueMono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

S'more Love Wedding Favor

Here's another look at a project from Amber. This would be a great wedding favor, but also a great way to add a fun detail to any summer gathering...

We are in the midst of wedding season.... I've been to two, just in the last two weekends. I love all the details in a wedding, whether it's a casual event or a full blown formal affair. One thing I love in particular are favors for the guests.

I think wedding favors are such a sweet little way to thank guests for coming. These certainly aren't a substitute for a gift thank you, but they are a nice gesture to send your guests home with.

The idea for this favor wasn't originally mine -- don't you just love Pinterest! I saw this idea and thought I'd make it my own with some of the great products from

I designed a simple tag using the computer; any word processing program or graphics program would work. After I printed them out on white cardstock, I traced over some of the text using a Signo gold pen.

I added some little details with red cardstock -- a hole reinforcer and a heart, both cut using punches. I adhered them to the tag and then added some more dimension with Glossy Accents.

For the smores, I added the components to a cello bag. There are 4 graham cracker halves, two large marshmallows and two sections from a Hershey's bar. It looks so yummy stacked up in that bag, doesn't it?

Finishing it off by simply tying the tag on with some baker's twine... that's it. Depending on the number of guests, this could be a simple tasks or a major production. But that's what friends and family are for, so recruit some help.

This treat would work great for many occasions, from a shower to a summer birthday party. Just make it your own with the details and have fun!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Flamingo Invitation Cards

Hello and welcome to the CutCardStock Blog! It's Gloria with you today. I have created a simple birthday invitation card for a child's birthday party.

This card is simple to make, but so pretty and fun! You can easily personalize the invitation by using computer-generated text.

Begin by cutting Basis Black Cardstock to 11" x 4 1/4" and scoring at 5 1/2" on the long side to make a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" top-fold card. Cut Stardream Metallic Fine Gold Cardstock to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and attach the panel to the front of the card.

Cut Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock to 5 1/4" x 4". Cut a diagonal section from the center of the white panel. Stamp the top panel with the sentiment, using black ink. (Or, print your sentiment first, and then cut the cardstock to size.) Use foam adhesive to attach the two white panels to the card front as shown.

Stamp the flamingo legs onto the bottom white panel with grey ink.

Using watermark ink, stamp the flamingo body onto Cotton Candy Pop Tones Cardstock. Stamp the flamingo eye and beak with black ink. Using a matching die, cut out the flamingo and attach it to the legs using foam adhesive. Stamp the wing with watermark ink onto Razzleberry Pop Tones Cardstock and attach it to the body with foam adhesive.

Computer generate the "tickled pink" message and print it onto Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into a flag shape and mat with Razzleberry Pop Tones Cardstock. Attach the flag message under the main sentiment with foam adhesive.

Use a tiny star punch and punch stars from Stardream Metallic Fine Gold Cardstock and Silver Glitter Cardstock. Glue the stars randomly to the card front.

The card has some dimension, but will fit easily into a standard, note-card sized envelope.

Cut Stardream Metallic Fine Gold Cardstock to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and attach the panel to the inside of the card. Print computer-generated invitation text onto Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and trim to size. Attach the white panel to the inside of the card. 

Have fun making your own party invitations this summer!

~ Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

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