Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Treat Valentine's Box

Here's a special way to add you're own crafty touch to some Valentine's sweets!  

Sweet Treat Valentine's Box by Amber Lawrence
  • 12 x 12 piece of Red Lacquer Metallic cardstock
  • red line sticky tape
  • scoring board and tool
  • scissors
  • Transparency or Acetate sheet
  • ribbon
Cut Red Lacquer cardstock into these sized pieces:
1 – 6 ½ x 6 ½
1 – 3 x 3 15/16
2 – 1 7/8 x 6
Cut Transparency sheet to 4 1/6 x 11
On the 6 ½ x 6 ½ cut piece of Red Lacquer, score in on each side at 1 ¼”.  Trim up on the short score lines on each of the four corners.  Fold on all the score lines and adhere “tabs” with sticky tape.  This is the base of the box.
To create the dividers inside the box, first score the 3 x 3 15/16 piece.  On the 3” side, score at ½ , 1 ½, and 2 ½”.  Fold on each score line and create a mountain fold.  Use sticky tape to glue the peak together.
Next score each of the 1 7/8 x 6” strips.  On the 6” side, score at 2, 3 and 4”.  Make more mountain folds using the score lines and adhere them tightly with sticky tape.
Connect the dividers by sticking together the center divider and each side divider.  Insert the complete divider into the box.
To make a transparent slip around cover for the box, create the folds on the transparency sheet.  On the 11” side, score at 2 ¼, 3 ½, 7 ½ and 8 ¾ .  I’m showing you the lines here on a white sheet because the transparency is well…. transparent. J
Carefully fold the transparency on all score lines, wrap it around the box and glue together on the bottom side using sticky tape.
Fill your newly created box with your Valentine’s favorite treats and spoil them!  In my case, I used chocolate covered cherries from See’s Candy…. yummy!  Add a tied ribbon for the finishing touch.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring Goodies Carton Tutorial

Thinking Spring? Many parts of the country have been experiencing very cold weather and snow, so Eli of Frillions blog felt it was a fab idea to create a spring project: a Goodie Carton.

She used three colors of Basis 80# cardstock from, of course, including: Orange, Purple and, bright colors when combined.

Go check out Eli's Blog Frillions for the tutorial on how to make the whole thing...

Remember, 12x12" cardstock is on sale this month at

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gift Certificate WINNERS & Happy Valentine's Day Card!

The winners of the CutCardStock Blog GIFT CERTIFICATE Give Away are:
1st Place-- SUZAN L
2nd Place--GALACARDS
3rd Place--KEY2YNOT
If you are a winner and have not received an email from us, be sure to contact us at so we can send you your e-gift Certificate.  Thank you to all of you who entered.  As a special Thank you, please enjoy $5 off your next purchase of $25 or more by using the following Coupon code at checkout:  BLOG coupon is valid through January 31, 2011.  

Now Another Great Tutorial from Amber Lawrence:
It's not too early to be thinking of that special Valentine!  Here is a fun way to send a little love....

Happy Valentine's Day from Amber Lawrence


  • Stamp French script background with black ink on Cryogen White cardstock.  Stamp Polka Dot background with red ink over the top of the stamped French script.  Ink edges using sponge and black ink.

  • Using spellbinders dies and die cut machine of your choice, cut the label from Shadow cardstock and the heart from Red Lacquer.

  • Stamp the Polka Dot background stamp on the Shadow label die cut.
  • Stamp the Valentine’s sentiment on the ½” wide strip of Cryogen white.  If you would like, cut a banner end on the strip.  Ink the edges with the sponge and black ink.
  • Adhere the stamped background to the card base.  Attach the Shadow label die cut, hanging it just off the edge.  Trim the excess.
  • Glue down the Valentine’s banner and then add the Red Lacquer heart using pop dots.
  • Add a few red pearl for a little extra bling!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GIVE AWAY--3 Winner! - Sign up Now!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Beauty Layout Tutorial

Another installment from one of our frequent contributors, Eli Harlan from Frillions Blog...A layout featuring three of our 12x12" metallic papers. She's hoping to inspire you to get scrapping in the new year and to do it while we have a sale going on...Yes, January's sale at is for all of our 12x12" cardstock.

Today, Eli shares a special technique for creating what appears to be a quilted background...and the best part? No sewing!
Check out how she featured the Stardream Metallics in Onyx and Opal and added the touches of Curious Metallics in Bloom. WOW! Her layout's photo captures a special moment, and she enhanced it with our stunning metallics...Go Eli!

Now it's your turn...check out her blog to see how she created the "quilted background" and try your hand at applying the same technique...and don't forget to stop by to see our 12x12" cardstock sale (all of January).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Just a Quick post to say Happy New Year!

Save 10% on all 12x12 Card Stock from