Sunday, February 27, 2011

Upcoming Sale & Brown Bag Assortment

Upcoming March 2011 Sale is our Brown Bag Collection.
 All Brown Bag Products will be discounted 10% from March 1-31.

Want a fresh and fun way to communicate? If you'd like your next project to have that market-day freshness that gets people reaching inside, we recommend The Greengrocer's Handtinted Brown Bag paper.  No other paper product delivers all natural goodness like the Greengrocer's!
100% recycled (20% post consumer)

All Natural Favorite since 1901. The Greengrocer's Brown Bag paper and envelopes are 'earthy' yet attractive and will work great for all of your creative projects. This product is laser and inkjet friendly.
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At a suggestion of one of our Customers, we are now carrying a Brown Bag Assortment Package.  This assortment package comes with 5 sheets of the following Brown Bag 8.5x11 sheets:

Kraft 70# Text

Handtinted Blueberry 70# Text
Handtinted Cranberry 70# text
Handtinted Eggplant 70# Text
Handtinted Mushroom 70# Text
Handtinted Olive 70# text
Handtinted Pepper 70# Text
Kraft 65# Cover


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heat Embossed Spring Card Tutorial


 
Heat Embossed Spring Card by Amber Lawrence
Supplies:
  • Fairway Stardream Metallic cardstock, 2 pieces, cut to 4 ¼ x 4 ¼ & 4 x 4
  • Warm White Nenah Teton cardstock, cut to 3 7/8 x 3 7/8
  • Nature image stamp and sentiment stamp (I am using two stamps from Stampin’ Up! “Just Believe” set)
  • Coordinating green ink and a watermark ink (for heat embossing)
  • UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), clear
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Scoring tool
  • Heat gun for embossing
  • Pop dots and a favorite adhesive

 
Steps:
  • Score larger piece of Fairway metallic cardstock on the long side at 4 ¼”.   Fold in half to create a 4 ¼ x 4 ¼” card.
  • On the Warm White cardstock, stamp and heat emboss the flower image.  First, stamp the image in the green ink, then stamp right over the top again in the watermark ink.  (This step can be combined into one if you use pigment ink.)  Place your image a bit to the side so there is room for the sentiment stamp.
  •  Then stamp the sentiment in green ink.
  • Adhere the finished Warm White cardstock piece to the 4 x 4 piece of Fairway metallic.  Tie a piece of ribbon around the two pieces of cardstock.
  • To finish, simply attach the front to the folded card using pop dots.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birthday Reminder Book Tutorial

Do you ever forget an important birthday? So does Eli. So today she shares a reminder book that she created using primarily Neenah Classic Crest smooth papers along with Pop-tone colors: Cotton Candy, Limeade, Berrylicious and Banana Split. Check this cutie out...


And, of course a couple of inside pages...


Eli's blog, Frillions, is featuring the how-to for this fun keep or give project. She's also offering two free downloads for the calendar blocks, either black and white or with colored month names.

But the best news might be that during February, at CutCardStock.com, Neenah Card Stock, papers and envelopes are on sale. Be sure to check out all their beautiful stock and purchase some today. (Right after you check out Eli's blog for the instructions free downloads).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WINNERS of the Giveaway & CLASSIC LINEN CARD STOCK

Giveaway Winners:
1st Place--LISA
2nd Place--DIANE M 
3rd Place--CAROL MEADOWS
If you have not received an email from us, be sure to contact us with your shipping information info@cutcardstock.com

CutCardStock is now carrying Neenah Classic Linen 100# cover weight Card Stock in Solar White.  It is available in both 8.5x11 and in 12x12 size. 

Neenah Classic Linen - With Consistent Visual Texture, unique tactile sensations, and unmatched reliability on press, Classic Linen is luxurious quality  that you can feel!
 
Sensational Texture and Color
From the moment you hold it in your hands, you’ll forget all its technical virtues like superior ink holdout and breathtaking print quality linen paper is about a feeling—a timeless depth and refinement that you won’t find in any other surface. CLASSIC Linen features a new generation of refreshed colors and rich accents.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines GIVEAWAY + Match book MINI Notepad Tutorial!


VALENTINES DAY BLOG GIVEAWAY
CutCardStock.com will be giving away 3 prizes on Tuesday, February 15, in honor of VALENTINE'S DAY!   Leave a comment or two to be entered and you could win one of the following prizes:
2nd Place:  1 pack 50 White A6 Folded Cards + Matching envelopes $10.75 value 
3rd Place:  Curious Metallic Sample Pack  value $13


To be entered in the drawing for the CARD STOCK GIVEAWAY:
1.  Leave a comment on this post. If you could leave a way of contacting you along with the comment, that would be helpful for us in contacting the winner; otherwise, be sure to check back on Tuesday, February 15, 2011,  to see if you are the winner..  

2.  Double or Triple your chances in the drawing by posting on your blog, facebook, or other site about this GIVEAWAY!  Then come back and leave another comment linking to your post!

3. Card Stock will only be shipped to a U.S Address, if  winner is from country other than the US, a Gift certificate from CutCardStock.com  will be substituted for the card stock .

BE SURE TO CHECK BACK ON Tuesday, February 15, 2011 to see the winner!



Matchbook Mini Notepad by Amber Lawrence
Supplies Needed:
·         Basis Pink, cut to 2 ¾ x 11
·         Neenah Teeton Tiara (white) scrap
·         A few sheets of computer or filler paper, cut to 2 ½ x 4 ¾
·         Scoring board and tool
·         Favorite adhesive
·         Valentine (or current holiday) stamp and small sentiment stamp
·         Black ink and markers for coloring
·         Ribbon

Steps:
Score 2 ¾ x 11 strip of pink cardstock at: ½, 1 1/8, 6 ¼, 6 3/8 
Fold on the score lines and then staple several sheets of cut filler paper.  Match the ends of the filler paper to the end (the one closest to the score lines) and staple.  Flip in the filler paper twice to “hide” the staple and give it a matchbook type edge to tuck the top flap into. 
Stamp your image and color in as you’d like.  You can punch it out or cut it out.   
Tie ribbon around front flap of notepad.  Adhere on the colored image and stamp sentiment on the front.
Simple changes of cardstock color and stamped image turn this into a fun little goodie for any holiday!  Make several and send in to the classroom – a fun holiday treat that won’t rot their teeth!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Updated LOGO & Coupon

We just updated our Logo and had a wonderful experience working with Jessica from YESI YESI Graphic Designs.  


She really put much thought into our logo and helped us to update it a bit.  She was thorough and very organized.  She sent us updates in her design process and even explained why she did what she did.  
We were very pleased with her work and work process, if you are in the field to update or create a logo be sure to consider using YESI GRAPHIC DESIGNS.  We found her on etsy by doing an Alchemy request and couldn't be happier with the UPDATED Logo.  She also has an etsy shop; be sure to  browse her store YESIYESI and see more of her creations.




To Celebrate our NEW IMPROVED LOGO, we are offering all our customers $5 off their next purchase of $30 or more.  To receive this special discount, be sure at checkout to enter the following discount code: LOGO
offer good from 2/5/20100 through 2/12/2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Altered CD Box

Wow, Amber, that was a great tutorial on the Sweet Treat Valentine's Box. If you missed it, be sure to check out that link. 

Today, Eli brings an altered project. She bought this simple CD Box at the "dollar bins" at Target...don't you just love those!!!

But who wants a simple 'ole CD Box? She didn't so she covered it with our Basis 80# Pink Paper but with a twist. Check out the results here and then click on her blog Frillions to see the tutorial.


 Thanks again for sharing Eli.

We'll see you all back here soon for something else our fab designers are creating.

Don't forget, Neenah Card stock, Paper and Envelopes and are on sale this month, check out the CutCardStock.com store to see the details.