Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stardream Metallic Tea Boxes

Hello to everyone and Happy Holidays to you and yours. We are so happy that you have dropped by to see what's happening in the CutCardStock world and hope you will come by often! At this time of year especially, I like to have a number of small packages on hand to drop off to neighbors and friends to spread a little bit of cheer. This year I have made a number of tea boxes for some special seasonal tea and some honey packs.

These boxes are so quick and easy to make for those times you need a little gift. Here are two examples showing that you can make them as simple or as decorated as you wish.

The measurements I am giving you are for the items shown above--a box of tea bags and 6-8 packs of honey-to-go. You first will need to determine the size of the items you wish to include. For each box I  used two sheets of 12"X12"  Basis White 80# Cardstock cut to 11"X11" square. I then scored each sheet at 2 7/8" and 8 1/8" in both directions. Using a bone folder, make all of the score lines crisp.

This picture shows where you will need to clip in and where you can use either double-sided tape or a strong adhesive to make the bottom of the box, folding the tabs to the inside.

For the top of the box, you will cut out two adjacent corners which will allow for the back of the box. This picture will hopefully show the cuts and adhesive pattern I have used.

The panel covered with tape will be the back of the box which will allow the box to be a flip-top style. The small tabs will again be folded to the inside. The is what the box will look like when the back is adhered and the top is flipped back.

At this point you can decorate in any way you wish--as simply or as decorated as you prefer. For these two boxes I used gorgeous shimmery papers from the Stardream Metallic Cardstock Collection. I'm not sure you will be able to tell in the pictures but these papers glisten so beautifully!

The snowflakes are cut from the Stardream Metallic layered with POW Glitter Paper, the Noel is a glitter ornament, and the corners are POW papers as well.

This box was decorated with pre-gathered lace, braided trim, mulberry flowers, and cut-outs and stickers from a Tilda collection.

This gorgeous Stardream Metallic Collection of papers and all white cardstock are on a special sale at the moment at the CutCardstock come on over and check it out!!

Thank you so  much for your visit today. If you try this little project I would love to see your please let me know!! Until the next time, hugs from Jacque!!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter Themed Place Cards

Hi everyone... December is flying by like a blur (as usual). Today's project will definitely put you in the mood for snow. I have been dying to work with Epsom Salt for a while now and this winter theme this month is the perfect time. I found some recipes where you boil the salt, and then paint the concoction onto your paper. It forms some small crystals when it dries, and gives you a shimmer/snow effect. I tried it and it was WAY too subtle. I decided to just use the salt in its raw form and I couldn't be more pleased with how these turned out.

These place cards are perfect for a winter wedding, or a holiday party you might be hosting. Definitely festive and will only add to your decor!

What you'll need:
- Epsom Salt
- Glue
- Snowflake rubber stamps or other embellishments
- Stardream Place Cards from CutCardStock (love the shimmer on these!)
- Sakura Pigma Black Calligraphy Pen (Optional)

You can use rhinestones, washi tape, patterned paper, etc. to decorate your place cards. I chose snowflakes again because its also ties in to this month's theme. I also like the way the stamps look as they bleed OFF the stock. The stardream place cards are nice and thick, durable and have just the right amount of shimmer. These are Opal. I think darker place cards with the salt will look even nicer than the color I selected.

Go ahead and embellish, add glue to either the spine OR the bottom of the front flap, and then add your epsom salt. Shake off the excess, and then fold. I like to wait until I have the salt and the embellishments on first before I letter the name. This is just to make sure its done neatly and centered, but you can also do it beforehand if it feels easier to you.

**BONUS** Do you have a color theme that you'd like to stick to? Perhaps you'd like to infuse a little color into your "snow" just for some variety when you display your cards. Its super easy. Just take a chalk stick and crunch it into the salt until some of the dust is distributed throughout the mixture. You can do this in a bowl too, but I just like to attack baby piles...

Voila! You are done.... These look so pretty on a display table with other winter decor. You can also take it a step further and display your cards on a bed of epsom salt. Make sure you get rid of the debris during the gluing/shaking process in order to reduce the shedding of the salt.

Take care til' next time and have WONDERFUL holidays!

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Christy Toney
Design Team Member - Winter/Spring 2014 Term

Monday, December 15, 2014

Free Hello Christmas Digital Printable Tag Box and Christmas Tags

There is nothing like opening a pretty Christmas gift ...accept  maybe giving a pretty Christmas gift!
I luv nothing more than to celebrate the process of gift giving by making it look its best.

So I created for you a lovely set of tags. I also created a little box for these oh so ever cute tags to go i into. What a great gift it would even be to just receive a box of adorable tags!

 So use these printables how ever you would like. They are easy to download, print,
and cut out.

You can even use this box as a way to give a gift card, money or any small gift.

I printed the gift box/tag box on our 89lb Curious Metallic Cryogen White 8.5x11 Stock.
I printed the tags on our 110lb Basis White 8.5x11 Stock. 
Get creative , have Fun and try printing them out on any of our White/Ivory
Stock. If you do make sure to post back here and let us know how how which stock
you preferred printing these tags and box on!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Themed Birthday Invitation

It's snowing as I'm typing this, love the snow in the winter although I don't like the cold. I know, it's so ironic! The project I'm sharing today is also something to do with snowflakes, it's birthday invitation for those who born in the winter! I will also share a tutorial and the invitation template for you to create this winter themed invitation! Check out the free files for download at the end of this post.

So here it is, birthday invitation created using Stardream Metallics card stocks. I'm so in love with the shininess of the card stock, it's perfect for making any kind of invitations because it looks so elegant. For this invitation I used Sapphire (blue), Silver and Crystal (white) card stocks. 

 This is the inside of the invitation, I also used the magnetic tape for the opening/closing flaps.

Envelopes from CutCardStock which is the perfect size for this invitation card. Now they are ready to go out in the mail!

Step by step tutorial on creating this invitation card:

Step 1: Download the SVG file and the template word document. Cut svg file (for cameo users only) and print the word document.

Step 2: Trim 8-1/2" x 11" size of card stock in half vertically (should result in size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Run the card through Big Shot using Darice embossing folder, you can use any embossing pattern that you prefer.

Step 3: Score embossed card at 5"and 10" as shown below, leaving an inch for the magnetic tape. The magnetic area also servers as card stand.You can actually make it without using magnetic tape, then you will have to score once at 5-1/2" like you would when making a regular card.

 Step 4: Apply magnetic tapes on the top and bottom of card.

Step 5; These are the cut out shapes and printed invitations, adhere to card and embellish card with cut-out snowflakes. Note: I also cut out a Silver Stardream Metallics square and use it as mat for the printed invitation.

Step 6: Adhere RSVP circle above to the center of the cut-out snowflakes, then adhere the snowflakes to the card.

Step 7: Embellish card with blings and stamped image (I embellish mine with stamped snowman and colored them with Spectrum markers).

I hope you like the project I shared today, to download the files click each link below.
Download SVG file HERE
Download Invitation Template HERE

While you are here, don't forget to check out the sale that is going on at CutCardStock! This includes the blank invitation cards and more, see HERE.

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Thank you again for visiting CutCardStock blog today, I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! - Alexia

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Snowflake Sparkle & Shine Tag

Happy Wednesday! Amber here with you today, and I'm continuing with the snowflake theme we have worked into our projects this month. If you ask me, snowflakes are a great match with Stardream Metallic cardstock that is on sale this month. I wanted to continue with the theme, but make something that would work for an occasion other than the holidays this winter. Surely you know someone with a winter birthday... this would be perfect!
I cut a tag sized rectangle from Quartz Stardream Metallic, it's sized at 3" x 4". After wiping the surface with my powder tool, I stamped a few snowflakes with Versamark ink so I could heat emboss.
I love the gold and silver metallics that are so trending right now. The shimmer in the cardstock is a great match up with the platinum embossing powder.
I wanted to add a sentiment overlay, so I stamped and embossed it on a cut strip of vellum. This Glama Natural vellum cardstock is heavy duty; it's not flimsy at all and takes the heat embossing so well!
I glued down the vellum strip on the back of my card and then decided where I wanted to attach my sequins for that extra sparkle and shine.
I made my own little hole reinforcer by punching a small circle from Antique Gold Stardream Metallic cardstock.
I added a bit of sheer white ribbon and some gold cording from my stash to finish it off.

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