Friday, January 29, 2010

Cards & Photography

Just for taking the time to take our Poll to the right, When you spend $30 at CutCardStock, you can save $5 off your order. Be sure enter the following coupon code at check to get your savings: SURVEY valid through February 20, 2010

We are featuring some work from Rochelle Kassens, a very talented Photographer who has used some of our cards to display her photography . Rochelle states: " My work has been featured in a variety of books, newspapers, magazines and publications, including my photocards being currently utilized by President and Mrs. Carter. President's George W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton also have photographs in their collections, as well as several Church leaders and clergy. "

You can see some of her work at her etsy store MONTAGE.

She took a great Beach photo and layered it in our
BLACK LICORICE A-7 (5x7) Gate fold Invitations and then she layered an invitation on the side panel; and she finished it off with a matching A-7 Envelope with a seal to complete the ensemble.


In this lovely Pink Floral Photo on the left, Rochelle printed her photograph directly on our White A-2 folded cards . These cards are converted from Wausau Exact Ice 80# cardstock which has a smooth digital image surface. Then she paired it up with our Polar White A-2 Envelopes. The soft look of this flower is very eye catching.

Here is a A little bit more about Rochelle: "My background has been diverse! Juried Art show participant, Published Photographer, Architectural designer, Inspector to FEMA, Journalist, Author, Poet, Graphic Designer, Builder of visions, Creator of dreams, Service to others is vital! Latest publication: Several photographs of mine appear in the book,
"SACRED GROUND: A Tribute to America's Veterans", by Tom Ruck, which commemorates our National Cemeteries. Published by Regnery Publishers 2007"

Here are a couple more of Rochelle's pictures for you to enjoy:
She mounted her photo below on our Brockway Deckled edge White A-7 folded Card


A special thank you to Rochelle for these Lovely Photos that will sure to get our minds thinking and longing for SPRING! Be sure to stop by her store MONTAGE and see more of Rochelle's Talented Work.
If any of you have projects that you would like to share with us so we can share it with others on our blog, please feel free to email photos of your work to norma@cutcardstock.com or to info@cutcardstock.com Be sure to include the items from CutCardStock.com that you used in your projects.

Survey Coupon and Some Projects

So what do you all think of our new Blog look ? I luv how separated the side links appear. Hopefully it will be easier to find all the great links we have on the side bar.

Speaking of our sidebar.... we have posted a simple survey at the top of our side link. It's a quick click and vote..... and for your FABULOUS input we will give you a $5.00 off of $30 purchase coupon.
Coupon Code is: Survey
Just type in (Survey) at check out and it will apply the discount. Thank You for your input...it is greatly appreciated !

I played around with a few projects this month.
I luv to ink & dye just about anything! The only problem with dyeing and inking with paper is one has to make sure it can hold up thru this vigerous process.
This is why I can brag about our Neenah ENVIRONMENT 80 lb Cover wt Cardstock. It is absolutely FABULOUS for this type of art & not to mention that I luv that it is 30% -80% post consumer, depending on the color you get.
Here are the tags I made:



To get to this look what I did was:
1.) Cut my tags out
2.) Filled up a small bowl with water
3.) Soaked the tags for a few seconds, than just squished the tags into a ball.
4.) I than took some Tattered Angels Paint by Glimmer Mist and poured a bit into my water bowl. So now I have a mixture of water and paint.



5.) I than unfolded my squished up tags and re-dipped them into this bowl of paint.
6.) I dryed them a bit with my embossing heat gun
7.) I still wanted the wrinkles a bit more flattened so when they were mostly dry I layered them between two pieces of cardstock and took an iron to them.
8.) Now I have a beautiful shimmery, painted tag. I than added a hand cut stamped bird to it.
9.) I also used a Tim Holtz stamp and stamped directly to my tag once dry.
10.) If you want more shimmer you can spray directly on them with any of the Glimmer Mist sprays again once they are dry.

The Glimmer Mist paints/sprays are beautiful. They have a shimmer in them and will make any project stunning. They have a HUGE selection to choose from too.




Here are some more tags using the same technique but with different paint colors.
Once again the Neenah ENVIRONMENT 80 lb Cover wt Cardstock is perfect for this dyeing and painting process...Have Fun with it and I would luv to see what you create.....so link me up !



Have a Blessed and Creative Day !

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Item--Cougar NATURAL A1 envelopes with a SQUARE FLAP

CutCardStock now has NATURAL A1 envelopes with a SQUARE FLAP. Those of you who want a RESPONSE Envelope with a square flap instead of pointed flap can now purchase them at CutCardStock.com.

CutCardStock carries NATURAL Envelopes in many sizes and also has many choices of matching Invitations. If you are looking for an nice Off White (non yellow) envelopes try the NATURAL Envelopes from CutCardstock.

Here is a sampling of our NATURAL Envelopes--all converted from Domtars Cougar NATURAL paper:
NATURAL 5 inch Square Envelopes--50 pack
NATURAL 5.5 inch square Envelopes--50 pack
NATURAL 6 inch square Envelopes --50 pack
NATURAL 6.5 inch Square Envelopes--50 pack
NATURAL 7.5 inch Square Envelopes - 25 pack


Shop all Square envelopes .

Envelopes In the following Announcement sizes:
4 bar (A1) Pointed flap - 250 pack
A1 SQUARE FLap- 250 pk
A2 square flap -50 pack
A6 square flap 80# envelopes- 250 pack
A7 square flap available in both 70# and 80# envelopes
A8 square flap
A9 square flap

Shop all our ENVELOPES


Affordable Matching invitations and invitation sets can be purchased from CutCardStock.com


Cougar Natural Cardstock and paper available in a variety of sizes and weights.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ALL 12x12's ON SALE NOW!

January 21 through February 21, 2010
Stardream & Curious Metallics 12x12's discounted 10%
15% off all Basis & Pop-Tone 12x12's
25% off all Core'dinations Cardstock
New Colors in the BASIS 12x12 80lb Cardstock have just arrived in time for our 12x12 SALE:
RED, MAGENTA, & PURPLE

Friday, January 15, 2010

Basis 80lb CARDSTOCK--New colors available


BASIS is a distinctive range of premium vat-dyed colored text and cover papers, manufactured with an antique vellum finish to offer a rich textile feel with good bulking characterstics and rigidity.
CutCardStock now has many colors of the Basis 80lb cardstock size 8.5x11 and 12x12 in packages of 25 sheets. Basis 80# Cardstock can also be purchased in BULK Packages of 25 sheets in all colors size 8.5x11.
Great Colors at Great Prices!
Check out the Great colors that can be purchased in size 8.5x11:
Magenta, Black, Natural, Brown, Red, Purple, Dark Purple, and more!
and in size 12x12:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Give Away Winners and a Digital Frebbie

First I want to thank everyone for participating in our giveaway. I cannot tell you enough what your comments mean to us ! We want to continue to make good changes, bring in great product that will offer you a large selection for your projects & cards. However we can only do that with the feedback we receive.

Now onto the WINNER of the $25 Gift Certificate to our store is.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

5 --- Susan M

Timestamp: 2010-01-08 02:32:56 UTC

and for the $15 Gift Certificate:

Here are your random numbers:

27 --- Lois

Timestamp: 2010-01-08 02:36:47 UTC

Send me your emails Susan M & Lois so I can send you your gift cards.
Shoot me an email to: mailto:norma@cutcardstock.com
and once again CONGRATULATIONS !

I also have EXCITING NEWS.
We want to continue providing you with great products but we also want to inspire your creativity with our products.

I am pleased to announce that we will be offering digital downloads of png files for scrap-booking, card creating and so much more.

Our plan is to show you what you can do with our great products and these digital files.

So if you were not one of the winners of the Gift Cards, guess what ....just by coming here, your a winner ! I am giving away a few freebie digital downloads to get the creative sparks flowing.

I created this freebie digital word art called Starlight for you guys.





I used our Brockway Deckled Edge 65lb cover 8.5 x 11 cardstock in Standstone and Natural to print the Starlight Word Art...... and I luv how it turned out !


Feel free to follow this link and download.
Starlight
However there will only be 26 available downloads for free so runa and snag it before it's to late !
I would also luv to see how you use it so link your project back here.
Take a moment and peek at all the other kits I have loaded up to the store along with another limited quantity freebie for you so swing by and take a look.
Digital Kits

Have a Blessed and Creative Day !


Sunday, January 3, 2010

GIVE AWAY & Designs by Jami Bova

Wow I can't believe another NEW YEAR is here!

And to Start off the 2010 Year, CutCardStock is having a BLOG GIVE AWAY!
Since we are always looking for feedback....how about a GIVE AWAY for it.
Super easy....... tell me what your favorite product in our store is ! To qualify for the $25 Gift Certificate or the $15 Gift Certificate:

1.)Leave us a comment here and your name will be entered into the pot for a $25 and $15 gift certificate.
2.) Post on your Blog, Face Book , My Space, or Twitter about our give away and for each post you make come back and comment about your post (share your link) and get another chance to be entered for the gift certificate giveaway.

I will leave this give away open till January 7th and the winner will be posted on the 8th. Best of luck to all !

I will leave you with some fabulous cards Jamie Bova created using our Mohawk Via Linen in Sunflower, Cyan, Leafgreen and Violet:













Have a Blessed and Creative Day !