Friday, August 26, 2016

First Day Of School Sign!

School starts in less than two weeks so lets make this First Day of School sign before the actual picture day!  This project is super easy to make, all you need to do is cut out the shapes in svg file provided and assemble them all the pieces together. 
Someone looked really excited to go back to school! :) The lighting was a little too bright when I took the picture so it's difficult to see all the different colors especially the top of the pencil. And guess what, my son insisted to wear an orange shirt so picture turned out very "orangy". Oh well...

Step 1: Download the svg file and cut the image. Following is the cut image on my silhouette studio.

Step 2: Followings are the cutouts from Step 1. Assemble the pieces together by following the number sequence below.

Here it is! Done! As easy as 1-2 without 3! I hope you enjoy this simple back to school project. - Alexia


Download SVG fileBack To School Sign

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DIY Planner Tags Perfect for School Agendas and Planners!

Hello!  It is Lisa Lahiff here with you today and I have a fun little DIY project to share with all of you.  When school starts up I know everyone's planner books/ school agendas can become filled to the brim with important information, so I thought it would be fun to make my own Tags to help highlight specific events or important information.  With Esse card stock, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, stamps, Double Sided Adhesive and a few Paper Clips these Tags come together in a jiffy...

Step 1: Start by layering watercoloring down onto a sheet of Esse card stock.  While this card stock is not specifically intended for watercoloring I found the 100# weight of it and nice texture was perfect for my basic project.  Make sure you let each color dry before adding a new color or your colors will simply blend. You will end up creating 6 of these little strips of watercoloring, 2 in each of the same colors.

Step 2: Next you will die cut your tags out and get out your chosen paper clips.

Step 3: In this step you will stamp and/or emboss your sentiments onto 3 of the die cut tags.  I chose to use inspirational/motivational sayings for mine as sometimes they are just nice to see. :)

Step 4: Using double sided adhesive on each of the tags backs holds the paperclips perfectly in between them.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teacher's Class Photo Tree

It's the beginning of a new school year for my teacher friends...a time filled with lots of new faces to learn and classrooms to decorate.  To help them get started, I made each of them a little class photo apple tree for their desk - complete with enough materials to add all of their good apples to the branches.

Gather all of your materials to start.  I chose to use kraft woodgrain cardstock for the tree and chalkboard frame to add some great texture to the project.  Esse Black Textured Cardstock is a great choice for chalkboard projects and Wild Cherry Cardstock is the perfect color for ruby red apples!

Start by die-cutting your tree (about 7" tall) from some Gmund Tindalo Kraft Woodgrain Cardstock.  I used my Silhouette to cut each set of tree parts, but you can use a manual die-cutting machine and a large tree die if needed.  (Just cut a slit up the trunk halfway on one and down the trunk from the top on the other to interlock and create a 3D tree.)

Punch or die-cut enough small apples (about 1.5" in diameter) from Wild Cherry Pop Tone Cardstock to accomodate the size of the teacher's class.  Punch a small hole in the top of each apple and thread some thin natural twine through it to create about a one inch long hanger.

The teacher can then use a one-inch punch to add photos of each of their students to the front of the apple and their name on the back.  They can either use the tree to display all of their students or use it as a way to reward a few "good apples" each week!

To create the chalkboard easel, start by trimming a piece of Gmund Tindalo Kraft Brown Cardstock to 3.25" x 11", scoring and folding at 5.5".  Then, using a large rectangular shape punch like the one above, partially punch the open end of the easel to create four legs.

Trim a piece of Black Esse Textured Cardstock to 3" x 3.5".  Turn the cardstock to the smoother side and write the teacher's name in white "chalk" using a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

Adhere the black cardstock to the wooden easel with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and add one of the Wild Cherry cardstock apples to the lower corner with foam tabs to decorate.

I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy teacher gift 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 Esse cardstocks are on sale this month!

Products used in this project:


Friday, August 19, 2016


Hello All,
This is Agnes welcoming you to another Cut Cardstock blogpost. Today I am sharing with you what I think turned out to be a great card.This card came to mind after talking to a dear friend of mine who is a school teacher, and because I know she does a wonderful job with her students I wanted her to know how much she is truly appreciated.

I used the Esse 100lbs black textured cardstock from Cut Cardstock for this card.
I used it for the card's base, I also used it for some of the embellishment shadows and for my greeting. The patterned paper is from Pink Paisley: Memorandum and Atlas and you also can find them at the Cut Cardstock store.

I fuzzy cut the clipboards from the Memorandum patterned paper, die cut the shadows using my die cutter (Cricut Explore) and adhered them to the front of the card. I then punched out some circles using a paper punch, die cut some stars and the letters a, b and c using some thin dies and layered them on top of the clipboard as shown in pics.
I then used another thin die and cut the Hello and glued on top.
I also added some smaller stars to the front and to the inside.

I loved how this Esse cardstock performs. Despite is a 100 lbs. cardstock I had no problems using my thin dies to cut some of the embellishments. I also didn't have any problems cutting the chipboards shadows when I used my die cutter and you can see how small those tiny cuts are.

Here is a close up of the greeting.

And here is the completed card with a peek at the inside.
I know my friend will be thrilled and I know she will frame it to display it in her classroom.
I hope you like it too.

As always, we appreciate your visit. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Note: The school is an image from the My World Cricut Library and was cut at 2-1/4" tall and the clipboards from Sportsmania.

blogged by flowerdisco

Cut Cardstock Supplies used:

Heavy black discount card stock
Memorandum Print 6x6 card stock
Pink Paislee Atlas 6x6 paper pad
Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
scrapbook glue

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Louisiana Flooding and Lending a Helping Hand!

The flooding in Louisiana is devastating, and it hits close to home for one of our own on the CutCardStock Design Team, Kathryn.

She recently shared some images that are heartbreaking, but also heart warming to see the caring spirts of those affected, including her own family members.

"Some photos posted by my friends — just a few of the many heart wrenching scenes here."

"My son Stephen walking in the street to my father-in-law’s house. It sustained over 4 feet of water.
He lived there for 40 years and had never flooded.  Like so many others, he did not have
flood insurance."

"Bass Pro Shop — many large and small businesses have been destroyed"

"People here are resilient and want to help each other — it’s truly amazing to witness and I’m so proud to be part of such a caring community."

"My amazing 73 year old Dad — won’t quit — pulled out all carpet, shop vacuumed remaining water,
pulled off panelling and now cutting out wet insulation."

CutCardStock would love to help out, so between now and September 2, when you purchase select items, we will donate 100% of the purchases to Samaritans Purse Flood Relief.
Here are the items that are eligible for this relief event:


Assorted Invitation Grab Bag, 150+ invitations -- Great for card makers!

Stardream Metallic Serpentine A2 Folded Invitation, 25 pack

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