Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gruppo Cordenons SO JEANS Cardstock & Paper

JUST ARRIVED at CutCardStock.com
From Gruppo Cordenons Boutique Line SO JEANS 92 lb Card Stock and 81# Text paper

Like a pair of jeans, So…Jeans FSC gives a casual touch to a creative idea. Denim,
strong and easy to wear, is an undisputed mark of the last two centuries. This
genuine felt-marked paper has the broken-in appeal of your favorite jeans,
thanks to a special surface sizing applied during the paper making process and
the addition of cotton fibers.

So…Jeans FSC is presented in three shades named Distressed White, Stone Washed and Blue Jeans, all of them available in three weights (81T C1S, 92C and 130C).

Product:
81 lb text 7 pt genuine felt marked with up to 15% Cotton blend
92 lb cover 14 pt genuine felt marked with up to 15% Cotton blend
130 lb cover 20 pt genuine felt marked with up to 15% Cotton blend

Size:
8.5x11

Printing and Converting Processes
  • UV Varnish
    Scoring
    Die cutting
    Folding
    Laminating
Printing/Handling Tips:

Paper should be fully acclimated in its original packaging to pressroom conditions of 70° - 75° F with 50% relative humidity.

We recommend a 24 hour acclimation period, especially in cold weather.
No special inks are required.
Please consult with your ink manufacturer if you plan on aqueous coating.
Always score before folding. When using multiple folds, the primary fold should be in the grain direction.


So.. Jeans FSC is a premium fine paper containing:
Papers and paperboards produced with cotton fibres and ECF (Elementary Chlorine Free)pulp from well managed forests: papers are certified FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Papers are felt marked on both sides and have a special off-line treatment on the surface that gives the denim effect.

Applications:
So…Jeans FSC is ideal for Luxury Packaging, Covers, Catalogs, Brochures, Menus, Calendars, Greeting Cards, Invitations, Tags, Inserts, Shopping Bags, Display Boxes and others.

Ecological characteristics:
ISO 9706 LONG LIFE
Alkaline reserve > 2%
EN71/3 Safety of Toys (migration of certain elements)
Completely recyclable and bio-degradable
Neutral pH (cold extraction)
Pulp bleached using ECF (Elementary Chlorine Free) process
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Pulp - Mixed Credit Material SCS-COC-001531
94/62/CE (heavy metal absence)


Friday, April 23, 2010

Customers' Work Showcase + Coupon

We hope you enjoy seeing what our Customer's are doing with products from CutCardStock!

The first project is a Wedding Invitation designed by Sue Kilgore from Portage, Indiana. Sue designed this invitation using our Stardream Metallic CRYSTAL 5x7 Deluxe landscape pocket fold, Stardream Metallic Rose QUARTZ 81# Text, Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz A-1 response envelopes, and Stardream Metallic 65# Cardstock in the color Crystal. She did this lovely invitation for her daughter's wedding. Sue printed on the Stardream Metallic 65# CRYSTAL Cardstock using a laser printer. We did not include it in the photo, but she put the completed ensemble in a Stardream Metallic CRYSTAL A-7 Envelope.




Here is a message from Cori Gono and she writes: "Aloha! My name is Cori Gono and I'm from Hawaii. I've been ordering cardstock and matching envelopes from you and love your products. The project that I'm most proud of is the invitations, thank yous, etc. I did for my wedding in November 2008.
I used the Stardream Metallic 65 lb. cardstocks (8-1/2 x 11) in Crystal, Rose Quartz and Serpentine. For the invitations, I used the Stardream Metallic A7 envelopes in Crystal and for the thank you cards, I used size A2. The trimmings from the invitations were used to embellish the invite itself as well as make the tags for the favors, clip holder for the table card, table numbers, and thank you cards. These cardstocks and envelopes were also used to create thank you cards from my wedding shower.
The invitation was held together with an eyelet. It consisted of the cover (Crystal), invitation (Rose Quartz) and a perforated postcard for the RSVP (Serpentine). The clips and table numbers alternated in the Rose Quartz and Serpentine Colors.
I don't waste anything and still have trimmings that I use today for other projects."





We so appreciate all our Customers and we love seeing what so many of you do with CutCardStock's Products. Your Creativity brings life to our products!
A special Thank you to Cori & Sue for sharing with us!

Don't forget our Stardream Metallic 8.5x11 Card Stock is on sale until May 9, 2010

Enjoy a extra special saving through May 1, 2010--Receive 15% off all already reduced OVERSTOCK/CLEARANCE ITEMS. To receive this discount be sure to enter the following coupon code at checkout: CLR

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Projects using our Cotton CardStock

We would like to introduce you to some work done by a very talented artist who did some projects using our Cotton Card Stock. Her name is Amber Moran and she writes this about herself:
" I grew up in Upstate New York close to my family dairy farm. My work has always been largely influenced by nature, family and music. Most recently it has been influenced by my boys, my brother who always loved my work (even when I didn't think it was so great) and our tropical environment. I have loved to sketch and paint for as long as I can remember and used to draw for hours at a time when I was a young girl. I love color, hand-made paper and book design. I like to work in a variety of media but am currently interested in watercolor and ink, or whatever medium strikes me in that moment. I received my AAS Degree in Computer Art and Design from Alfred State College, my BS in Studio Art from the University at Buffalo and finally my MS from Elmira College in General Education. I now enjoy living in West Palm Beach, Florida with my husband and two young sons"

For this cut-out leaf card, Amber used our Crane's 100% Cotton LETTRA 220# Cover for the base of the card- She hand painted the leaves/plant with watercolor paints on watercolor paper then scanned it into her computer. She used photoshop and publisher to create the card. She printed the card out on our Cotton cardstock and used an exacto knife to cut out the leaf. She used a bone folder to curl the leaf edges and then She embellished the leaves a bit by hand with green and yellow shimmer ink.

For this peacock feather card Amber writes- "I painted the feather with watercolor paints on watercolor paper and then drew on to of the feather with black ink. I scanned the illustration into my computer and used publisher to create the card. After I printed it out I embellished the card by hand with blue, green and gold shimmer ink and also drew a couple more "loops/lines" with black ink. "


For the peacock bird in full card, Amber says - "I drew the peacock on regular sketching paper with black ink. Scanned it into my computer and used publisher to create the card. After printing it out I embellished the bird and some of the text with blue shimmer ink. "


Amber used an InkJet printer to print on the Savoy Cotton Card Stock.
Don't forget the matching Cotton envelopes.
From April 18 through May 9, 2010, Save 10% on all Cotton Card Stock & Envelopes at CutCardStock.com by using the following Coupon Code at checkout: COTTON
A special Thank you to Amber for sharing her work with us! Be sure to browse more of her work.
Amber's Custom Artwork and Stationary
Amber's Web Site
Amber's Shop

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Heavy WHITE & NATURAL 130# Card Stock


Domtar COUGAR OPAQUE WHITE & NATURAL 130# Cardstock Available at CutCardStock.com

This Heavy Smooth Cardstock is available in 8.5x11 size and is perfect when you need something just a little bit heavier.

It is available in packages of 50 sheets with a quantity discount offered when you purchase 5 packages.
Matching Cougar White & Natural Envelopes available in A1, A2, A6, A7, A9, & No. 10
Matching Cougar NATURAL Envelopes in all SQUARE Envelopes sizes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Corner Book Mark Tutorial

Today we are featuring some work done by Laura Estle from Lafayette, Colorado. She made these cute Spring theme cards using our Brown Bag KRAFT A-7 Folded Cards as the base of the card. She then decorated the cards using our Basis 80# CardStock. Laura sells many of her creations in her etsy store QUEEN BEE INSPIRATIONS.



Here is what Laura writes about herself: " I have been creating something
all my life. Using my creativity keeps my sanity! ~*´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)

I'm a busy mom of three and have my own professional organization business called DESTINATION: Organization, LLC.

My other passion is volunteering as Co-chair of our city’s Waste Reduction Advisory Committee. Our committee provides waste-free events and continues to educate the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. One of our current goals is to increase awareness to reducing the number of plastic bags people use. We hope people will go beyond bringing your own bag for groceries but also bringing them to every store or marketplace
."

Laura created these unique Corner Book markers that would make a nice gift for any reader. Below you will find the instructions:

Corner Bookmark Directions

Supplies used:
CutCardStock.com cardstock, paper trimmer, adhesive, bone folder, ruler, clear stamps, ink pad. Optional: corner rounder, paper punch, Pop-dots
,

Cut a #80 brown card stock into a 2”x6” strip.
Find center and fold paper at right angles at center. Fold other side to meet first fold .

Cut a 2.5” square of aqua card stock and then cut square into 2 triangles.

Finish your bookmark by putting one triangle of aqua on back of bookmark and the other triangle onto the front. Cut a strip of white card stock at 1” by 4.5”. Place this onto front bottom to cover the bottom of bookmark.

Now your bookmark is ready to embellish with stamping and enjoy!


Once Again, A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Laura from QUEEN BEE INSPIRATIONS! for sharing with us her ideas!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNER & Showcase of work.

Congratulations to
Nicole Esser from Virgina
She was chosen by random drawing and is the winner of our $30 Gift Certificate.

Below is a show case of some Artists and Designers who are using products from CutCardStock.com

Cheong-ah Hwang from Ohio a very talented artist designed this awesome wall hanging using our Basis Cardstock in the colors: Dark Purple, Purple, Pink, Magenta, Brown, Aqua, white, orange, and light blue.
We were so impressed with her work!
This is what she wrote about her work:
"I'm a paper sculptor. Not long ago, I fell in love with pop-up art as a form of paper sculpture. Although I have a passion in paper medium, fabric is my oldest medium I've worked with. I combined the two different characteristics together to enhance pop-up mechanisms and sculptural quality. I ended up creating "Plushpop" which is pop-up made of fibers, and it is my the latest and the most ambitious project. My dream is that one day, to get commissions to do public installations with my Plushpops.
To see my art background, visit: http://www.papernoodle.com http://www.flickr.com/Photos/papernoodle/ Or, become a fan! "
Basis 80# Cardstock comes in a variety of colors and is available in 8.5 x11 sheets & in 12x12 sheets.
Be sure to see more of her talented work in her shop PAPERNOODLE and at her website www.papernoodle.com


Another Great Project was sent in by Karen Wallace. Here is what she writes:

Well I use Cryogen white or white gold on almost every card I make, sometimes the poison ivory for the fronts. Here is a link and an attachment if it will take it for a card I made for the Our Daily bread challenge. The gold cross is from them, stamped and embossed in gold, then I positioned the cross spellbinders die over it, embossed and cut it out. Fleur di lis pendant from spellbinders and a Martha Stewart around the card punch set for the back piece and trimmed it all in a gold pen. I also use your cryogen paper on all my scenic stamping which is further down on my blog, it gives the scenes a beautiful shimmer even after I use copics to color or airbrush the scenes. I am hosting a scenic stamping event in Aug and will be making a large order before this event to entice everyone to start using this for their scene stamping.

http://karensinspirations.blogspot.com/2010/03/monochromatic-for-our-daily-bread.html

I love your paper and your customer service is awesome, usually my paper is here within a day or two.

Thanks, Karen Wallace

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Designs using Malmero Perle

We are so grateful to the many customers who have sent us some of the Projects that they have created with products from CutCardStock.com We are still accepting projects to be entered in the Gift Certificate Drawing. Please email your entry by Wednesday, April 7, 2010 (see details in post below). We will be giving a $30 Gift Certificate to CutCardStock to the winner of the drawing. Select projects will be featured on the CutCardStock Blog.

We received the following submission from Jacob Eisenberger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.He designed this VERY NICE invitation for his brother and future sister in law's up coming Wedding. He wrote:
"A friend of mine had given me some Malmero Perle black 6.5" square envelopes to work with, which I loved, so I ordered the following from your site to match:

- Malmero Perle' SPARKLE 92 lb Cardstock 8.5 x 11 Vermillon RED
- Malmero Perle' SPARKLE Text wt 70 lb 50 pk8.5 x 11 BLANC (White)
- Malmero Perle' SPARKLE Vermillon (RED) 92 lb 12 x 12 Cardstock 25 pk
- Malmero Perle' SPARKLE A2 Envelopes 50 pk

I used the 6.5" square envelope as the outside piece, and the A2 as the return. The fold-out invitation, RSVP and fold-out Map were all printed on the Malmero Sparkle white paper, and the invitation and RSVP were mounted on the Sparkle Vermillon card stock. I also used an illustration from iStock for the front, and ordered custom guitar picks with their initials/date from
www.claytoncustom.com. "

A special Thank you to Jacob for his submission.Be sure to check out his Web Site http://www.jeisenberger.com/