Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Products + Holiday Build-A-Box

CutCardStock is now carrying 3 New CURIOUS METALLIC 111# Cover weight Colors in size 12x12:

Also arriving any day: Curious Metallic A1, A2, & A7 envelopes in Violette, Red Lacquer, & Chocolate.

Featuring another GREAT PROJECT IDEA From Amber Lawrence!

Creating a custom box is a snap with these simple instructions. Change the dimensions and easily change the size of the box. These boxes are perfect to wrap up holiday goodies for the neighbors, tuck away little teacher gifts or any other treasure for a special someone!

Holiday Build-A-Box from Amber Lawrence

Supplies Needed:
· Stardream Metallic Crystal cardstock, cut to 11 x 11”
· Via Linen Leaf Green cardstock, small piece that will work with chosen punch
· Coordinating patterned paper, 4 pieces each cut to 3 7/8 x 2 7/8”
· Ribbon
· Nesting circle punches (smaller one and larger one for a mat)*
· Label style punch*
· Sentiment stamp that will fit in smaller circle punch*
· Scoring board
· Ink
· Adhesive (I used Mono Multi and Pop-dots)
· Scissors
· Hole punch
* The punches and stamp can easily be changed to fit your own design.

· Score white cardstock at 4” and 7”; turn and score again at 4” and 7”. This will create a tic-tac-toe look on your cardstock. Using scissors or paper trimmer, cut off each of the four corners. Use the score lines as a guide. Your cut cardstock should look like a plus sign.

· Adhere the 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 pieces of coordinating patterned paper to each of the “flaps”.
· Punch 2 holes in each flap in the upper left and right corners.
· Thread pieces of ribbon through holes on flaps to connect them and create a box.
· Stamp sentiment and punch out tag elements. (Stamp on one of the cut out corners to save paper.) Assemble tag.

· Fill your box with goodies and attach the tag.

· Give to a friend and fill their holidays with cheer!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowflake Mini Pizza Box

Sometimes the best things come in a SMALL PACKAGE! What a great way to present a small gift: A Small Gift box made using Metallic Cardstock from CutCardStock.com!
Here is another Great Project from Amber Lawrence!

Snowflake Mini Pizza Box (finished size: 2” x 2” x 1”)
· Stardream Metallic Vista cardstock, cut to 4 x 7”
· Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock, small piece for snowflake punch
· Sticky tape
· Coordinating Christmas patterned paper, cut to 1 7/8 x 1 7/8”
· Large snowflake punch
· Ribbon

· Score Vista cardstock in 1” on each side along the 4” length. Turn cardstock and score at 1”, 3”, 4” and 6” along the 7” length.

· Snip along the scored ends, just up to the intersecting score to create tabs along the top and bottom 7” lengths.

· Apply pieces of sticky tape to the tabs and adhere the smaller tabs toward the inside to create the bottom and top of the box.

· When box is assembled, embellish the top as you’d like with coordinating paper and elements.
· Fill the box with goodies.

· Tie the box closed with coordinating ribbon and top off with a punched snowflake.

· Share your festive creation with someone special!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Stocking GIFT CARD HOLDER

A special Thank you to Amy Matte from Plainfield, Illinois for designing these  Christmas Gift Card holders using Card Stock from CutCardStock.com  
Gift Cards have become such a popular gift; dressing them up with a special Gift card holder will delight the receiver!

Below is a simple Tutorial so you can design your own.  Be sure to pick ups some Christmas Color Cardstock from CutCArdstock.  RED, BLUE, CREAM & SILVER cardstock are all on sale through the month of November.

 1.  Gathering Supplies: card stock, paper, embellishments, scissors, adhesive and the stocking template.

2.  Cut out both templates.  Trace the templates onto paper and cut out.  I recommend doubling your paper to get them even.

3.  Apply Adhesive around the very outer edge of one of the stockings.  Lay the other stocking on top, align and secure.
4.  Take your cut out of the topper and apply adhesive.  Secure that to the top of the stocking.  You may need to trim some of the stocking away on the sides ,  If you are attaching a loop to hang the finished stocking, secure the loop to the stocking before layering the topper.

5.  Embellish as you desire!  Suggestions:  ribbons, stickers, patterned paper, stamps and more!

6.  Insert your gift card!

A Special THANK YOU TO AMY  for this practical idea!  Be sure to checkout more of her work at  A BOY'S LIFE & CHOCOLATE SUNDAE.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Miss you SNOW much!

If you were in Denver on Tuesday, you would have seen the first snow of the season, and if you looked very hard, you might have seen Eli Harlan working on our next featured item, her Miss You SNOW Much card. She shares this card and gives instructions for making it on her blog, Frillions.

Using just a few of our fabulous Cardstocks, (see a list below) Eli created this simple, yet elegant, wintery card.

CutCardStock.com supplies:
Curious Metallic: Cryogen White—82#, Lustre—92#
Classic Natural White—80# cover

So gather up these papers, a few die cuts and some bling to make a snow friend of your own. Just watch out for those snowballs!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Merry Christmas + Tutorial

Amber Lawrence from Temecula, California of Amber's Crafty Corner designed this Christmas Card using Cardstock from CutCardStock.com

Merry Christmas Card (finished size: 4 ¼ x 5 ½)
· Basis Red cardstock, cut to 4 ¼ x 11”
· Kraft cardstock, cut to 4 ¼ x 2 ½”
· Via Linen Leaf Green cardstock, scrap piece at least 3 x 3”
· Cryogen White cardstock, small scrap piece
· Striped coordinating Christmas patterned paper, cut to 4 ¼ x 2”
· ½ “ circle punch (alternatively you could use a scalloped border punch)
· Large snowflake punch
· Small red button
· Twine
· White gel pen
· Christmas sentiment stamp (Image used copyright Stampin’ Up!)
· Versamark watermark ink
· White embossing powder

· Score red cardstock to create a portrait card (4 ¼” wide by 5 ½” tall).
· Adhere Christmas patterned paper to Kraft cardstock; use gel pen to create faux stitching.

· Punch 9 of the ½” circles from the Leaf green cardstock and adhere them to the backside of the bottom of the Kraft paper. Keep the sides of the circles touching to create a scalloped look. Snip off any excess from each side. If you start from the middle, your scallop will finish centered. Alternatively, you could just create this using a scalloped edge punch.

· Before attaching the patterned paper with scalloped edge piece, heat emboss the sentiment on to the card base. Using the Versamark ink, stamp the image at the bottom corner of the front of the card base. Generously cover the wet ink with white embossing powder and shake the excess off. Heat emboss the image.

· Adhere the patterned paper with scalloped edge piece above the embossed image.
· Punch a snowflake from the Cryogen White cardstock. Using a piece of the twine, tie a knot through the button holes and attach the embellished button to the snowflake with a glue dot.

· Attach the snowflake to the card.

· Enjoy your festive card!

A Special THANK YOU to Amber for sharing this great creation with us. Be sure to read more about Amber at her blog amberscraftycorner.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Banner Day!

It's a Banner Day at the CutCardStock.com Blog!

Today we'd like to take you on a little trip over to Frillions by eli. A blog full of paper crafting goodness. She is sharing a "Happy Thanksgiving" banner featuring Cut Card Stock's incredible papers.

Using just a few papers, she created a 6 feet banner inviting everyone to enjoy the holiday. Check out how she combined Basis #80 card stock in Brown, Olive and tan, The Greengrocer Brown Bag and some of our dreamy Stardream Metallics: Gold, Antique Gold, Cognac and Copper.

So head on over to the Frillions blog post to see instruction for how to make your own Thanksgiving (or any celebration) banner.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winners & work CANVAS PAPER by Amber Moran

We have drawn two winners of the stamp set and a package of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock.  Congratulations to :  DINA & ANGIE SMITH
If you have not received an email from us be sure to contact us by email to claim your prizes!

We wanted to share some work from AMBER MORAN.  She paints these great watercolors and then prints her work on our Wausau CANVAS Cardstock.  She uses an inkjet printer to print on this 100 lb embossed Canvas finish cardstock.

Jay, our 16 year old son,  is a golfer, so we sent Amber a couple photos of him and asked her to do a watercolor likeness of a golfer and she did a great job!  Be sure to see the great texture of the cardstock on which she printed this work.

A Special Thank you to Amber!  Be sure to check out some of her pages

Custom Artwork and Stationary  by Amber M. Moran