Friday, October 9, 2015

Thanksgiving Shaker Napkin Rings

Hi there!  It's Annie here again with a quick and easy project to dress up your Thanksgiving or autumn table.  I have been loving the shaker card trend lately, so I thought it would be fun to bring the idea into home decor as well.  If you are having guests over for that special meal, personalizing these napkin rings with a name or monogram could turn them into place cards too!

Start by cutting your cardstock and patterned paper down to 2" x 3" pieces.  Here I am using two colors from the Flavours Gourmet collection - "Cabernet" and "Carmelized Mustard".

Cut each piece into a tag shape.  Here I am using a punch, but you can also die-cut these or cut them by hand and add a hole for your ribbon with a hole-puncher.

Once punched, my tags looked like this.  Next, I die-cut a leaf and pumpkin shape out of the center of each patterned paper tag and saved both the positive and negative die-cuts.


 To make my shaker window, I glued a small piece of acetate from leftover packaging to the back of my die-cut patterned paper tag using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then, I added foam tabs all the way around the window (being careful not to let them show through to the front), added a variety of small sequins, and adhered a Carmelized Mustard piece to the back of each shaker tag.

For the Cabernet tags, I stamped a tiny elegant sentiment to the bottom corner using Versamark ink, added a mustard-y gold embossing powder over top, and melted it with my heat tool.

After adding the die-cut shapes from my shaker tag fronts to the Cabernet tags with glue, my final set of tags looked like this.

Using just a knot of tan raffia, I attached a set of tags to each of my autumn-colored napkins for a simple and rustic look.  I love little touches like these to make holidays and other occasions extra special.  Bonus - crafty guests can take these home and use them on cards or other projects!

I hope you enjoyed this project 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 the Flavours Gourmet Cardstock is on sale this month!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Caring Hearts Card Drive

CutCardStock is honored to be a part of the 6th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive. We have joined many other amazing companies to offer prizes offered for those who contribute cards to the cause. But the real winners are those who receive the beautiful, handmade cards as well as those who share this craft we all love!

We encourage you to share cards you've made. What a wonderful way to brighten the day of someone in a nursing home here in the US, Canada and Australia!

All the details and the list of companies offering prizes is available on Jennifer McGuire's website or at Vera Yate's website. You can find the address nearest you where you can mail cards to be distributed and the form to submit to be eligible to win a prize.

We'd love to see the work you share.... how about snapping a quick photo and posting it here in the comments, or over on our Facebook page?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy Halloween

Hi crafters! Monica here sharing a CutCardStock Halloween invitation using Vino Cotto Violet paper  from the  Flavours Gourmet packet along with along with some paper from the Leaf and Floral Chiyogami line which is origami paper so it has a very thin texture.  I know it is not your typical paper to be used for Halloween, but in the end it actually was perfect.

I used the Leaf and Floral Chiyogami  as the background papers against the purple and the prints of flowers against the tan was is so gorgeous. I used some Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose glue to adhere everything all together.  I created the card with a gatefold as shown below.

I colored the image with Copics and used the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White to stamp on
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R56
Outfit: V22, V25, V28, C3, C5, C7, 100, YR04, YR07, Y09

I hope everyone has enjoyed my Halloween card and be sure to check back for more amazing projects from the CutCardStock design team.

Supplies Used:
Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid GlueNeenah classic Crest Solar WhiteFloral Print Origami Paper

Vino Cotto Card Stock

Monday, October 5, 2015

Combination Thank You Gift Card Holder ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a Combination Thank You Card / Gift Card Holder featuring cardstock from the Flavours Gourmet Sample Pack along with the Sheer Organza (Nylon) 5/8" Navy Ribbon.

I used to make dozens of cards to thank the staff who worked with my daughter, and always included a Gift Card with those cards. So even though my kids are done with school I decided to make a combination Thank You Card / Gift Card Holder in honor of all of those amazing teachers.

As you can see from the pictures below, my sides are not equal in size or design. This was really done intentionally believe it or not. The base was created with Candied Blue Violet (Navy) cardstock, and the panels were created with Carmelized Mustard cardstock.

Once I added the panels to the sides, I used a ruler and my blade to trim the sides, and then cut off the extra from the top. Slits were made on each side of the card so that I could slide the Sheer Organza (Nylon) 5/8" Navy Ribbon thru, and then placed Chestnut Creme (Tan) cardstock over the ribbon with a strip of Carmelized Mustard cardstock to match the cover.

The apples are made with dies from my stash utilizing the Chili Arbol (Red) cardstock, and Chestnut Creme (Tan) cardstock for the stems which I applied distress ink to add color. I used embossing folders to add texture to the apples, and used a Sakura Glaze White (Opaque) Pen on one of the apples. One apple was applied to each of the panels. The third apple was added to the top of the gift card panel with a 3D foam square to pop it up for sliding in the center of the panels.

Distress ink was applied with a dauble to add a bit of pattern to the card. A removable glue dot was added to the corner of the left panel to hold the panels together while I tie off the ribbon and slide in the gift card panel.

Now the gift giver can either write a thank you note inside the card and panels, or they can write their note on the back of the gift card holder tag. (Note: I added a layer of white cardstock behind the blue panel.)

The sentiment was cut from Candied Blue Violet (Navy) cardstock.

The Flavours Gourmet cardstock is 10% off as part of the Bountiful Saving Sale going on right now.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thank You Card Gift Set

Hello!  It's Lisa here with you today, and I have the honor of sharing an up close look at the Flavor's Gourmet Sample Pack with you as well as a Thank You Card Gift Set that I've created with my pack. First, let's start with a look at the gorgeous colors in the Flavours Gourmet Sample Pack...

 I love how these sample packs make it so easy to put projects together and to mix and match colors you may not normally work with.  I wanted my set to have a cohesive look so I decided to use the same products with different colored cardstock for each card.  I'm going to show you close ups to one of the cards and how it came together...

After die cutting my pieces I then used Tombow Mono Multi-purpose Liquid Glue to attach them to my 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" cardbase.

 I then used various layouts to create different looks on each of my cards.

I then packaged them all up in old packaging and added some A2 Leader Opaque 70 lb. Envelopes, and added a tag on the front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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