Friday, July 29, 2016

Snowflake Wedding Favors


Hi, Lisa M. here today with a wedding favor project. Wedding preparations are in full swing at my house. The theme for the wedding is winter, complete with lots of snowflakes. We made beaded snowflakes, but we needed a cool packaging idea for them. We created a sparkly topper with cardstock from CutCardStock.com.

I started with a 4 1/4" x 4" piece of Curious Metallic Ice Silver Cardstock. I scored it at 2".  Then I used my MISTI and Midnight Blue Staz-On to stamp the sentiment.

 

Next, I used Cougar White Cardstock to die cut mini snowflake rosettes using the Sizzix Mini Snowflake Rosette Die.  

 

Then to add some sparkle and bling, I die cut snowflakes using Silk Glitter Silvermist Cardstock (which just happens to be on sale this month) and blue glitter paper. I attached the snowflakes and rhinestones with Glue Dots.

 

I attached the bag inside the topper with Glue Dots. Then attached the snowflakes to the front with a Glue Dot.

 



 Thanks for looking. Off to make more snowflakes.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Birthday Party Cupcake Holder!

It's summer and it's party time! For all summer-born babies planning for a birthday party, here is a project for you! I created this cupcake holder for birthday celebration (honestly, it can be used for any occasion!). What's good about this is you can change the message and use it for different event. 

See below for detailed instructions on making these yummy treat holders.


Direction:
Step 1: Prepare a 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, place on scoring board horizontally and score at 1/2", 3 1/2", 4" and 7". When done, rotate 90 degree to the right and score at 1/2", 1", 4", 4 1/2", 7 1/2" and lastly at 8".

Step 2: Trim the excess/unwanted area according to the picture shown above. 

Step 3: Use a circle die (about 2 1/8" in diameter) and place it in the middle of the square (as shown in picture above) then run through the die-cut machine.

Step 4: Assembling the box by folding all the scored lines to create a holder, apply glue to all the flaps to shut. Note: for the pull-out message piece, fold the flaps to the back and glue a piece of cardstock to form a pocket for holding the message/tag which is explained in Step 5.


Step 5: Die-cut the message/tag and embellishments. Stamp sentiment on the tag and punch a hole for the ribbon. Insert tag to the pocket located on top of the cupcake holder. Decorate holder with patterned cardstock and cutouts. 

Done! 


I hope you enjoy this tutorial, this project is not difficult to make at all and it's perfect for any celebration in life (you don't have to wait for a birthday party to eat a cupcake!). So make it today and celebrate YOU! :) Thank you for checking out my post today, I hope you have a fabulous week! - Alexia

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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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