Friday, August 28, 2015

Punched Pumpkin Card

Hi, friends!  Today is my last post for the CutCardStock online store, and I just want to start out by saying THANK YOU to Amber and Cindy for everything!  I've enjoyed working with these beautiful papers and quality products--thank you for the opportunity! :)  Today, I'm getting us in the mood for a fall day with an autumnal card.  Let's get to it!

I started by using the Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to create a faux patina panel.  Click HERE for a video tutorial on how to create this fun effect.  I layered the panel onto some Curious Metallic Cognac paper.  GORGEOUS!

Next, I turned to making the punched pumpkin.  I started by punching three large ovals out of some beautiful Curious Metallic Mandarin paper.  The subtle shine is fabulous!

After punching my ovals, I used some dark brown ink to sponge around the edge of each oval.  This will give the effect of shadowing when you put the pumpkin together.

I layered two ovals behind the third to create a pumpkin shape.  I then punched a small banner out of the Curious Metallic Cognac paper to use as a stem.  CUTE!

I then layered all the elements onto a card base made with Muscletone Kraft 140LB cardstock.  This cardstock is SO thick--I LOVE it!  I think the finished product is just so pretty, and I hope you do, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I invite you to visit the CutCardStock online store to purchase the beautiful papers I used to make this card.  One last THANK YOU to Amber and Cindy, as well!  HUGS and happy paper crafting to you all! :)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thank you so much!!

Hello friends! Giovana here today posting my last post as a Design Team member for CutCardStock. I really want to express my gratitude and how thankful I am for letting me be part of the CutCardStock family, 6 months flew by very quick!!

So, today I have a "thank you" card, it's very simple, but with few details that make it very special!

Let's get started:

For this project I used for my card base Stardream Metallic Gold, a layer of Grocer Kraft and for the top panel ESSE Pearl textured Latte Cardstock

 Die-cut "Thank you so much" from Stardream Metallic Gold cardstock.

Stamp Fall leaves on a piece of ESSE Pearl textured Latte Cardstock.

Color the images with Watercolor markers or any other medium, here I used Spectrum Aqua Markers.

Place sentiment on a piece of ESSE Pearl textured Latte Cardstock, then add the cut out flowers.

And here is the card!! I added sequins and pearls and a double bow from red twine.

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Thank You Favors

Hey everyone!  Nicole here for my last blog post as part of the Design Team.  I'm sharing an idea for all those planning weddings right now.  Now to be honest I would have done a few things different at my own wedding.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and also when we got married.  Instead of embracing the fall color palette though I went for spring colors.  If I had to do it all over again I would totally go with a beautiful fall themed wedding.

I put together these thank you gifts that could be used at a bridal shower or even for a wedding reception.  They go together quick and could even simplified even more if there was a bunch that needed to be made.

I started with Esse Pearl Cardstock in Cocoa and Latte.  The pearl finish is gorgeous and gives these boxes a beautiful "special occasion" look.  I cut out the box base from both these colors.

I then cut out the flower embellishment using the Flavours Gourmet Card Stock sample pack:  Toasted Nutmeg, Carmelized Mustard, and Cabernet.

Once the petals were all cut out I used ink around the edges and added dimension using a skewer.  

The leaves were cut from Lemon Grass and then attached to the back with glue.  

Using Photoshop I created the thank you tags.  I printed the tags out on Royal Sundance Linen Cardstock.  I love the texture of the linen card stock and the contrast against the Esse Pearl Card Stock.  

Trim out the tags and attach the flowers to the top.  

I now folded the boxes together inserting the tabs into the slots.  Once folded together I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the top.  

Cut a length of hemp rope and thread through the punched hole.  Thread the tag on and tie a bow on the back.  

Here is another look at the finished boxes.  Aren't they just so cute all lined up?!  

These go together very quickly and would be such a fun way to package up a few goodies to give out at the end of a bridal shower or wedding reception.  I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here on the team and loved working with all the wonderful card stock.  You can keep track of me and all my crafty pursuits over on my blog:

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SVG cut files can be found at

Friday, August 21, 2015

3D Paper Back Pack

Hello to all my crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day as you continuing on the day. Before I start sharing my project today, I want to take this opportunity to thank you to all CutCardStock readers who have been following my posts this past year. As much as I want to stay on the team, I hate to say that this is my last post for CCS as a DT member. But at the same time I'm so excited to know there will be more creative projects on the way from the new DT members! Long story short, thank you so much for being so supportive! I wouldn't be here without you.

I also want to extend my appreciation to CCS for giving this opportunity to create for them for the past year. I enjoyed working with you all and I absolutely love your products. Thank You for this wonderful journey! 

As we all know the school starts in September (really soon) and I feel sad to think that my son is going to leave me for most of the day (although "Yea" to more crafting time for me but "Boo" more crafting time together with him!). Today he created this project with me, he helped me to glue the patterned paper on this cute little back pack. Isn't he the sweetest?! :)

How do you like this adorable back pack that you can load plenty of stationery for back to school as a gift to teachers? I made this cut file in two versions, one is smaller and the other one is larger. For the instruction to create this back pack "box", I have the tutorial for you below.

The project shown above is created with the larger file, so you'll need 2 sheets of Esse Card Stocks.

Grab the cut file from the bottom of this post, here is what you should get on your silhouette designer screen. "Ungroup" the image and cut the file separately with each of the Esse card stock.

Here is the result from the cutting:

Next you are going to assemble the two cut-outs together. Refer to the picture above, fold along line where it labels A on the first cut-out and adhere to the second cut-out where it labels B.

After that, cut patterned paper to the shape of the back pack and adhere them to the back pack. I used Velcro for the snaps, you can get this at Staple or Amazon.

I also created this small pocket for the front of the back pack and it actually hold stuff! Not just an embellishment. :)

Finally I hot glued the button to the front of the back pack cover to make it looks like a button opening back pack.

There it goes!

And yes, I can't help but to embellish the straps with punched out stars! Aren't they cute?! LOL

That's all you need to make someone happy about going back to school, teachers or students they all need a little treat sometimes. :) I hope you enjoy this last project of mine. I look forward to sharing with you all my projects again in the future, or you can follow my humble little blog. I  greatly appreciate your time.

Have the most wonderful day and never stop creating! - Alexia

P/S: And don't forget, the ESSE card stock is on sale! :)

Download Cut File: Small Back Pack, Large Back Pack

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