Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Astrobright Note Cards & Envelopes


Astrobright Folded A-2 Note Cards & Matching Envelopes can be found at CutCardStock.com
These bright cards and envelopes will get noticed when used in creating your personalized cards.
  




Sarah Early from Charleston, South Carolina of DODELINE DESIGNS created some Cards using the Astrobrights.  Here is a Bright Card that she calls LAZY SUMMER.  She created it from Astrobright Stardust White Cardstock.  The Stardust White is a White with multi colored flecks throughout.  It is a popular choice amount CutCardStock Customers.


Sarah did a little write up of how she created this card:
"Lazy Summer

This design celebrates summer, doodles, and all things handmade! Here’s how it was done:
- I started by finding an image online of a butterfly in the pose I wanted.
- I printed it out, cut it out, and then traced it onto a tab divider I had that had a really neat print. You could of course use pattern paper as well, but I liked the shine & thickness of the tab divider.
- I then purchased two packs of stickers (Making Memories) and used them to create a really fun, girly composition. Don’t stress about it, the whole idea of this was to be very free and unstructured, like the lovely long days of summer!

P.S. Don’t forget about the inside of the card – for this design, I again wanted to have a very handmade look, so I just penciled in a nice design, traced it with my favorite black pen, and added a few cute flowers to create a really nice card."

  
Sarah is very talented and we are grateful that she did these cards using our products.  Here is an excerpt we took from her profile at  Stationery by Dodeline Design

"I am a born & raised Charlestonian with a passion for all things design. I am happiest when I'm busiest with projects I love -- which could be many things...re-purposing old furniture, designing a website, making cards, you name it! 

It all started with a scrapbook kit my mom gave me when I was 12 years old -- combine that with my totally do-it-yourself upbringing, and that's how I got where I am today!

...dodeline? what does that mean?...

Well, since I'm a big French buff, "dodeline" comes from a French word, "dodeliner," which means "to sway." I loved the sound of the word, and it immediately gave me this image of dandelions swaying in the wind on a spring day. I also liked the idea of going with the flow & seeing where life takes me. 

Wondering how to say it? That's okay, it's:

dough-de-line

...favorite things...


I always think you can tell a lot about a person by their favorite things...here are some of mine:

- Clean sheets
- The smell of old books
- Wearing new shoes for the first time!
- Warm paper right out of the copier
- Walking on the beach 
- Sky rides
- The smell of a Christmas tree
- Candles
- 19th century literature...Jane Austen, anyone?
- Anything French...art, architecture, language, etc.
- the Georgia Bulldogs"

  

Sarah used the the STARDUST WHITE & the SOLAR YELLOW to create the two note cards above.  Be sure to take a few moments and see more of Sarah's graphic work at Dodeline Design and at her blog The Quirky Designer
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 We are also Featuring more work from Julie Gastelum from Peoria, AZ of Kattfive's Handmade Card Creations She also did some work using the Blank Astrobright A2  folded Note Cards.  She did her work on the Re-Entry Red Card and on the Stardust White.  
 
  

A Special THANK YOU to Sarah from Dodelinedesigns and Julie from  Kattfive's Handmade Card Creations  for sharing their creative work with us!


Be sure to give the Astrobright Folded A2 cards and Matching Astrobright envelopes a try for your next project that needs some BRIGHT  blank invitations and envelopes.  Astrobright Cards & Envelopes are a great Value and are stocked in 4 colors:  Stardust White, Solar Yellow, Gamma Green & Re-Entry Red.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cards created using CURIOUS METALLICS

 We would like to introduce you to Heidi Boudouris from Pana, Illinois. 
Heidi writes the following about herself: "  I am a stay-at-home Mom of 4 beautiful girls. I sure have my hands full, but they are wonderful! My husband is a high school teacher and basketball coach." 
Heidi created these great looking cards and tag using Curious Metallic CardStock from CutCardStock.com.  We have many new colors in the Curious Metallic line and you will get to see how nice they look in the cards designed by Heidi.  She also included a little write up about the cards she created.





Pumpkin card:
First I cut the Curious Metallic WHITE GOLD 92 # cardstock in half to make an 8 ½ by 5 ½ inch card.  I scored the card in half longways to create a perfect fold.  Then folded the card in half.
Secondly I cut the Mandarin Curious Metallic 80# text paper to 4 by 5 ¼ inches.   I then stamped the mandarin paper with leaves (using the Fall Whimsy stamp set from Stampin Up!) using an olive colored ink.
Next I stamped a pumpkin (from the Fall Whimsy stamp set) onto Curious Metallic WHITE GOLD 92 # cardstock using orange and olive colored inks.  I then cut that cardstock to 2 ¾ by 1 7/8 inches.
I adhered the pumpkin stamped cardstock to a piece of mandarin 80# text at a size of 3 by 2 1/8 inches.
Finally, I adhered that piece to a piece of white gold 92 # cardstock at a size of 3 ¼ by 2 3/8 inches.


Flower Tag:
First I cut a piece of Curious Metallic LIME 111# Card Stock, on a cricut machine, in the shape of a tag that is 3 ½ inches tall (shadowed).  Then I cut a piece of Ice Gold Curious Metallic 92 # Cover, on a cricut machine, in the shape of a tag that is 3 ½ inches tall.
I then adhered the two tags together.  I then cut a flower, on the cricut, using Mandarin Curious Metallic 111# cover paper.  I put a silver brad in the center of the flower.  Next, I cut out two leaves on the Curious Metallic LIME 111# cover paper and adhered to the tag.  I drew “stitching” around the leaves, flower and edge of the tag.
Finally, I cut a piece of ribbon and tied it to the tag.

Watermelon Card:
First I cut a piece of Curious Metallic LIME 111# Cover paper in half to make the paper 8 ½ by 5 ½ inches.  I them scored the paper in half longways and folded to make a perfect card. 
I cut a piece of Ice Gold Curious Metallic 92# cover to 4 by 5 ¼ inches.  I cut the corners with a “ticket” style paper cutter. 
Then I cut out the base of the watermelons, on the cricut machine,  in Curious Metallic LIME 111 # Cover paper.  I  cut out the center of the watermelon in Curious Metallic RED LACQUER 111# Cover paper.  I punched holes in the watermelon centers with a hole punch and added black eyelets to look like seeds.  I glued all the pieces together and then adhered to the card.  I then cut out the word “summer” in the Red Lacquer 111# Cover paper on the cricut machine.  I adhered the word to the card. 
Finally, I drew “stitching around the inside of the watermelon and the edge of the card.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU To HEIDI for sharing her talent with us!  Be sure to browse more of her creations at her store SIMPLY STAMPED.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Eco Friendly BAMBOO CardStock & Envelopes

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We had an Invitation Designer, Stacey Ketcham from North Olmstead, Ohio, try out the Bamboo cardstock with her LETTERPRESS Printing.

Stacey said that the paper and envelopes were beautiful.

Stacey wrote a little about herself at her shop PRINTED JUST FOR YOU: "Anything you see in the store can be made to you custom needs. Change colors change paper whatever just ask..my answer is usually yes!
I have become completely obsessed with letterpress anything! Anything you see in the store can be made to order change the color shape size just let me know what you want. I have some antique wood press blocks that I can't wait to work with and put some of that stuff up for sale. I generally work digitally but love the chance to work with my hands. I love to work with brides to get an invitation that they love. I have a room full of paper and ink that is begging to be used!Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Crazy questions welcome!"

Here are some samples of what she did with our Bamboo CardStock from CutCardStock.com. The Letterpress is so elegant!

A Special Thank you to Stacey for sharing her talent with us! Be sure to stop by her shop PRINTED JUST FOR YOU and browse more of her Creations.


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Sunday, June 13, 2010

NEW FOIL LINED ENVELOPES


Just Arrived at CutCardStock.com
Leader NATURAL GOLD FOIL LINED ENVELOPES
in sizes
A2, A7 & A9

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scrapping Memories by Tawyna

We would like to introduce you to Tawnya from Central OREGON who created a couple of layouts using some of our Basis Card Stock in size 12x12. Here is a little bit about Tawyna: "I have been married to a wonderful husband (who has helped me a great deal with this business) for 8 years. We have 2 cats named Scooter and Harley who are our babies. We live in beautiful Central Oregon. We love to go hiking, mountain biking, and geo-caching. We like to be outside and enjoying the scenery. I have been scrapbooking for many years. I have done some for myself and for others in my family. Making scrapbooks for others is fun and enjoyable. I like to learn their stories as I create their book. I hope to be able to make a scrapbook that you can enjoy with your family for years to come. "

Disney Layout:


Tawnya wrote: "This page is of my niece and nephew in Disneyland last year. They had such
a great time, and I had some great pictures to scrapbook. "

Supplies she used on the Disney Layout:
Basis NATURAL 12x12
BASIS RED 12x12 behind picts
Silver paper 8x10 by the Paper Company
Disney paper by Creative Imaginations
Magic happens was cut with cricut in Disney font with the Basis RED
cardstock

Disneyland was also cut with the cricut in BASIS BLACK 80# Card STock
Red ribbon used for the center
Couple embellishment stickers from Creative Imaginations



Our Favorite Layout from Tawyna was this wedding page.



We Do Wedding page

Tawyna wrote: "I have been meaning to work on our own scrapbook for 10 years now. This was a great opporunity to start on it.
What I used for this page:

BASIS DARK PURPLE 80# Cardstock 12x12
BASIS NATURAL 12x12 CARDSTOCK
Basic Grey Green patterned paper for the edges
And they lived happily ever after tag by Seasonal Delights
(www.seasonaldelights.etsy.com)
You are my Everything I printed on vellum with my scrapbooking software
then applied it to a small piece of Basis NATURAL Card Stock.
Flowers were bought at Michaels craft store.

Tawnya has a variety of work that she does. Here is just a sampling of what she can do: "I love making custom orders for clients. I do vinyl decals, wedding invitations, cards, and scrapbooks. It means so much to me to be able to make what they are looking for and know that they are happy.
** VINYL DECALS I enjoy coming up with new ways to decorate with vinyl. My house is covered with them! If you have an idea, please don't hesitate to ask. I will try my best to make it happen! ** PAPER PRODUCTS Made the way you want with handmade paper or cardstock - - wedding invitations, birthday cards, thank you cards, shower invitations...the possibilities are endless. ** SCRAPBOOKING I have been a scrapbooker for over 10 years. To be able to display your memories in a fun and unique way is priceless. Check out my website at www.scrappingmemoriesbytawnyam.com to see how I am saving memories, one page at a time! I look forward to working with you to create your custom vinyl, invitation, card or scrapbook!"

Be sure to checkout more of Tawyna's work at her website www.scrappingmemoriesbytawnyam.com
Also be sure to checkout Tawyna's Etsy store Tawyna M Designs
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