Friday, February 12, 2016

Chinese New Year Home Decor

Hello there! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! (That means Happy New Year in Chinese) It's Kristie Larsen here and all the way over here in Singapore the festivities for Chinese New Year are going strong. One of the things I love about Chinese New Year is there are so many decorations, great food and fun events for almost a month during the Lunar New Year. So that means, I got to craft up some home decor to be apart of the fun! As I walk along the streets I see trees all decorated with red and gold, and oranges which are all good luck this time of year. So I pulled out some Pop-Tones paper and got to crafting. Let me show you what I made...

I started with making some miniature oranges. Here for the New Year you give oranges as gifts. But you have to make sure you give them in sets of two. Even numbers are good luck!
I started by die cutting 8 small circles per orange and scored them down them middle.


I then glued one half of a circle to a half of a different circle and kept going until they were stacked next to each other like a fan. I glued in a little stem/leave set before opening the fan and connecting the front and back half circle to each other to create a full orange.

I also glued in a tassle hanger before adhering.

You can see the completed orange. Isn't it cute! The stems were made from a die cut that usually makes little paper bows and then folded in half! I was so excited to give it another use.

I die cut some mini vellum banners and stamped my Chinese saying on it with Stazon ink. This keeps it from smudging off the vellum. There are two sayings here.  One is "Happy New Year" and the other is "Congratulations and Wishing you Prosperity."  I glued the scroll along the top onto a toothpick and added some red thread to create a hanger. I trimmed off the pointed parts of each toothpick as well. I love these little scrolls!

Next I die cut some red packets. Traditionally red packets are filled with money and passed out to friends and family members. I die cut some red Pop-Tone for the packet and Stardream Metallic gold paper for the gold background square and then coloured some good luck cats, cherry blossoms and lanterns on Classic Crest Solar White before assembling them.

 At the back I just added some gold twine and looped it through to make it a hanger as well.

 Here is a close up of the red packet, which I think turned out so cute! I used foam tape for most of the elements and added some string around for the hanging lantern.

Here you can see all three up close on the tree at my front door.

And here is my front porch! All decorated for the holiday and these are small and easy to store again for next year. Now my home is apart of the neighbourhood festivities and Good Luck and Prosperity will be ours this Year of the Monkey!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you found some fun inspiration here for your own home today. Decorate it up!! And have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
xoxo
k





Thursday, February 11, 2016

Linen Foils




Hi.. Bev here today. Cut Card Stock has amazing products. Today I am using the American Crafts Linen Foil. It has a great collection of colours and I will share on my page. I embossed and cut the great sparkly papers to accent the page. Cute clustered hearts were cricut cut while the smile and love were embossed and hand trimmed. The background started with paint splatter, with lots of soft colours to match the patterned paper used to made the photo.


This section highlights the upper small heart cluster with some matted hearts, the embossed trimmed Smile title and some cute silver hearts scattered.


Here shows the flow of hearts from the top right down the side and around the bottom corner. .. all in sparkling foil paper.

Here you get a better view of the lower cluster of mixed matted hearts along with the coloured patterned papers behind the photo.


This is just one more condensed section of all the amazing fun colours with a splash of sparkled accents using foil paper. It had great thickness and was easy to work with.

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Thanks for stopping by.. can't wait to see you again.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Smells Like Coffee Free Digital Download



I have a completely unhealthy obsession with coffee! Cold, hot, dark brew, flavored makes no matter to me.

I love coffee so much that for Christmas last year my husband surprised and built me my very own coffee center (yup I am absolutely spoiled!).



So I wanted some cheerful artwork to hang on the wall....Coffee related of course and figured I would share them with you. 



I am also going to include another Color Inspiration Color Mix for you. Use it as a catalyst to jump start your card, scrapbook page or project. Remember your project does not have to end up being a perfect carbon copy of your inspiration but rather use it as a source to kick start your creative flow!

 There are three prints in this series. 

I printed them on our 8.5x11 92lb Savoy Cotton Card Stock in the Natural White.
This sumptuously, soft "tree free" cardstock is a superb choice when you want to stand out from the rest in quality and presentation.  Excellent for Letterpress and inkjet or laser printing of your DIY wedding invitations, personal greeting cards or even unique business cards.  Choose from Bright White, Brilliant White and Natural White which are available in 92 lb. and 118 lb. cover weight.  We carry matching 100% cotton A1, A2, and A7 envelopes as well!

 The best things in life are meant to be shared... and that includes a delicious cup of coffee. 
 So invite a friend over for coffee or to meet you at a near by bistro!

Don't forget to order your matching envelopes! I recommend:

Download all three prints and card...HERE

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Oversized Letters Home Decor


Hello! It's Melanie here today sharing this Oversized Letters Home Decor project and Peony flower using Linen card stock, Stardream Metallic card stock and Chipboard (0.5 thickness).  I created these letters in Cricut Design Space using the Cricut Explore to deep cut the chipboard layers.  The font used is Cricut Alphabet and the size of each letter is 8 x 11 inches so it works well with paper that is 8.5 x 11 inches.  I cut 2 layers of Chipboard (0.05 thickness) and 1 layer of Linen Card Stock.  The flower is a 3-D Peony using Stardream card stock colors from the sample pack.


Once the letters were cut, I adhered the layers together to create a 3-D image.


Then I assembled the letters to form the word HOME.


The Peony added some flare to this project.  I love making diecut flowers and the Stardream Metallic card stock has the perfect shine after curling the paper. 


I lightly sprayed my flower diecuts with water (makes it easier to manipulate) and then curled thepaper to form a flower.  The diecuts have tabs so you know exactly where to glue the petals.


I adhered the flower to the "O" and hung on the wall next and also placed on the fireplace.  


This would also look great on a gallery wall!


I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Be sure to pick up the items from the CutCardStock.com store to make one for your home decor!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Flutter

Hi crafters! Today on the CutCardStock blog I am sharing a project using CutCardStock Classic Pearl Linen papers.  The feature this month is Home Decor and odd as this may seem I made these plaques for my friend daughter's wall with a simple die.  She did not want something really big so I thought this was perfect.  I made 2 of the exact same things that she will place side by side on her wall above her bead.

What is nice is that the paper is so sturdy an durable I know this will last for months and months.  Her room actually is this color so it was too good to be true!


I added a 3D sticker that matched the shine of the paper (at least to me it matched, lol) for a perfect centerpiece.  I adhered it together using Tombow Mono Adhesive glue this is sturdy glue I love it!  I then used some Tombow 3d Double Sided Foam so it had layers.


I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and be sure to stop back by and check out all the other amazing projects the team will be sharing!

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