Friday, July 31, 2015

Design Team Call


The CutCardStock Design Team is looking for creative individuals to join our team!  If you would like to be considered, here are the details:

Requirements:
  • Selected Design Team members will be a part of the team from September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016
  • Create 2 projects per month based on theme/product requirements (a total of 12 projects for the entire term)
  • Simple tutorial created to accompany projects, including good quality photos (you will need to be able to edit size of photos) and well written instructions for the reader
  •  Upload photos and written steps to CutCardStock blog, proof and schedule post to publish on assigned day (you must have a Blogger account to be given access to upload your projects)

Benefits:
Design Team members will receive:
  • CutCardStock Designer’s Packages loaded with lots of products to use for your required posts
  • Gift certificate for CutCardStock.com to choose additional products to work with
  • An exclusive team discount for any  purchases you make during your term
  • Access to a private Facebook group to meet and connect with the other designers
  • Your name, picture and link to blog/social media showcased on the CutCardStock blog Design Team page
  • CutCardStock.com Design Team badge to add to your blog
  • Bonus gift certificate for CutCardStock.com at the successful completion of the Design Team term

How to Apply:
  • Email Amber at amber@cutcardstock.com with the subject line: CutCardStock DT Call 
  •  Attach pictures of 3 projects showing your work.  We would like to see a variety of projects (wedding focused projects, cards, home decor, etc) and a variety of crafting methods (stamping, digital art, altered items, etc).  You don’t have to use CutCardStock products in your submission projects.  This will also be a way for us to see your photography skills in action. 
  •  Include links to your blog and any online galleries where you share your projects 
  •  Introduce yourself and tell us about your crafting style, what inspires you, how long you’ve been papercrafting and why you think you would be a great addition to the CutCardStock Design Team!
The CutCardStock Design Team call is open to everyone; submissions for consideration will be accepted from July 1st to July 31st, 2015.  New Design Team members will be notified via email no later than August 5th.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Shabby Chic Floral Card Using Silver Papers


Hi, all!  Mynn here again with a card showcasing some beautiful silver papers found in the CutCardStock online store!  Today, I'm sharing how to create a shabby chic floral card with a recessed doily panel.  Check out the silver and white papers I used...


The first step was to get my recessed panel created.  I started by die cutting a doily out of a Stardream Metallic Silver panel.


Next, I took the doily piece and cut the center out.  I did this to make sure that more of the Silver Chevron Glitter Paper would be shown.


I then layered the Stardream Metallic Silver cut panel onto the Silver Chevron Glitter Paper using some 3D Double Sided Foam Adhesive Tabs.  The glitter paper was added to a Classic Crest Solar White card base before this piece was attached.


The doily portion of the card was added with a Tombow Dot Patterned Adhesive Runner.  This is where the recessed panel comes in.  The shine from the papers is so pretty!


Next, I created a shabby flower out of Magenta Basis cardstock.  I sprayed the punched flowers, shaped them, then layered them together.




I then punched and shaped some leaves using Golden Green and Green Basis cardstocks.  The Green Basis leaves are not pictured, but shown on the finished project below.


The last step was to create a banner using Classic Crest Solar White card for my sentiment.  I chose a fun floral sentiment to go with the flower I created.


I layered all the pieces together to form my finish project.  The colored Basis cardstocks look SO amazing against the Stardream Metallic Silver and Silver Chevron Glitter Papers, don't you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on this card in the comments below!


That's all for me today, friends! I will be back later in the month with another creation using beautiful papers and supplies from the CutCardStock online store!  Until then, HUGS and happy crafting! :)

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Merry Christmas in July!!


Hello friends!! Giovana here today bringing you a little bit of winter in this very hot season!! I honestly don't like extreme weather, but I will prefer some cold than the extreme hot temperatures we are having now. Anyways, I think we can start celebrating Christmas in July! So, I have a monochromatic gold card for you, here are the steps:

Step 1: Gather all your materials needed, in this case I used Stardream Metallic Fine Gold and Savoy Bright White Card stock. White Organza Ribbon, Golden Glitz Delicata ink and stamps.


Step 2: Cut a piece of Savoy Bright White cardstock, 4.25" square and stamps snowflakes in Golden Glitz Delicata ink. Mount piece on a 4.5" square piece of same color card stock.

Step 3: Die-cut snowflakes from Stardream Metallic Fine Gold Card stock.

Step 4: Die-cut a couple of same snowflakes from Bright White Card stock and adhere them behind gold one.

Step 5: Tie White organza ribbon on stamped panel, then adhere it to a 5" square Stardream Metallic Fine Gold card base.

Step 6: Add snowflakes with foam adhesive, stamp sentiment and add it to card with foam adhesive as well.

Hope you like it and give it a try!
Have a fantastic day!

Giovana

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Free Digital Download -- Lilly Water Color Wedding Suite


I am so in love with one the latest trends...all things Water Color.
One of my favorite things is to pull out my water colors and just play.
There is no right or wrong, you just mix and get creative!

So lately I have been taking this Fun, artisitc 
look of water colors into my digital artwork.

I have created here an entire Wedding Suite with the 
foundation/background being a water color spread.

I hope you like it as much as I had fun creating it!


This Lilly 5x7 Wedding Invite , I layered it on top of the 
The metallic shimmer on this flat card really gives 
it such a stunning look!

The digital download will look like the one below. 
I have created an individual jpeg file but I have also created
a jpeg and pdf file that will have 2 on each 8.5x11 sheet 
for easier multiple printing.
I printed my copies on the Cougar Super Smooth 100lb White.


Here is the R.S.V.P cards. In your download you will receive 
the individual jpeg as well as files for easy multiple printing.
I printed my copies on the Cougar Super Smooth 100lb White.

 Thank You cards are a must and again you will recieve the individual file
as well as the multiple printing file.  Make sure to check out the Huge selection

 The Save The Date file is a layered file. Which means you will need
software like Photoshop or Elements to layer a photo in it. 
I have created a very simple clipping mask that will allow
you to add your photo with ease and confidence!
I printed these on the Cougar Super Smooth 100lb White 
and was very Happy with the finished look!

Don't forget your envelopes!
Remember how I layered the 5x7 Wedding Invite above onto 
our Stardream Lapis Lazuli Flat Card? Well we have matching
for the 5x7 Wedding Invite and the 5x7 Save The Date.

You can also find the matching A2 Stardream 
 
If you love water colors as much as I do, make sure to check out

Japanese traditional solid water colors for professional artists and crafters.
Ideal for sketches, illustrations, DIY cards and post cards, and stamping.
This water-based pigment comes with 12 or 36 vibrant colors.
The 36 count box includes 3 beautiful metallic colors.
Be sure to add one of the water brushes to your order.
Explore Etegami - a fun creative form of Mail Art from Japan.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Double Sliding Card

Happy TFIG everyone! This is Alexia with you today and I want to show you how to make a double sliding card. This is actually my second try making this card and it was fun, I hope you will like this too.

You will need the followings to create this card:

a. One 4 1/2" x 11" Strip of Card Stock
b. Two 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" of Card Stock
c. One 4 1/4" x 10" Strip of Plastic Wrap
d. Double-Sided Tape

Step 1: Score the card stock in item a. above at 3 1/2", 7" and 10 1/2"

Step 2: Fold the scored card stock in Step 1 along the scored lines and wrap the plastic wrap around the first 3 1/2" (from the left) of the card stock as shown above. Loosely wrap as long as it can move left and right freely without having to apply too much force, secure both ends with double sided tape. Refer below for better picture.

Step 3: Adhere the orange card stock pieces accordingly on the plastic wrap using double-sided tape, try sliding by pulling the orange card stock. If both cards slide out when you pull on one end, you are doing it right. Close and adhere the opening of the card (tuck the smallest flap under the plastic wrap).


Step 4: Embellishing the card (this step can be done before or after you assemble the sliding card. 


This is the inside of the card, I used Neenah Linen card stock as the card base


Here is the card as I'm pulling it out slowly


I hope you enjoy making this card! Have a wonderful weekend and happy creating! :) - Alexia

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