Monday, July 29, 2013

Placecard Cupcake Party Invitation!

Placecards aren't just perfect for your formal wedding or other celebration.... they also make super cute invitations!  Here's how I used some white placecards to make a fun cupcake party invitation:

I gathered my supplies:

Using Kristina Werner's stamp set "Cupcake Party", I stamped the background circle in red.

On the fabulous Origami paper, I stamped the cupcake base with black ink, and then I stamped and embossed the cupcake topper.  It was super easy to cut both out.

Then I layered the words on the front of the invitation.

Using the Mono multi glue (my favorite!) and the 3D foam tabs, I layered the super cute cupcake on the background circle I stamped earlier.

I wanted to add some ribbon, so with the tiny card folded on the pre-scored fold, I cut a small slit to squeeze the ribbon through.

I tied a simple knot and I've got a super cute little invitation.  

I can hand write all the details inside the card with the Zig Letter Pen!

CutCardStock products used in this project:


Friday, July 26, 2013

Tutorial Time with Lizzie

Here is another post with your good ole friend Lizzie!  This month has been so busy I think it's time to sit back and do a quick and easy peasy project to spruce up any party that you might be throwing this summer.  This is my go to garland for any occasion, from holiday's to birthday parties and I even have a few of them hanging around my house to add a little PIZAZZ to a blah space.

You will need:
Assortment of CutCardStock in both bright and neutral tones
Assortment of Pattern Paper
Two different sized circle punches
Twine/Jute/Yarn in a neutral tone

First, punch out as many circles as you can.  I like to make sure that I have even numbers of each size.  
Next, you take your adhesive and apply it to one side of a circle.  Then lay your twine/jute/yarn over the adhesive.  I like to use dry adhesive for this, but wet would work fine, especially if it's the quick dry kind.
Now we take another circle of the same size and place it over the circle and twine combo.   Pretty easy huh?  This is why I like to have an even number of circles.  B/c each part of the garland uses two circles.
Add more circles and cover them with up.  You don't have to use a solid color on the backs or even the same color/pattern.  B/c we tend to have our parties outside here in Texas more then inside, the wind blowing thru this garland with mismatched sides is amazing to the eye!  I also don't follow a pattern when creating.  Sure you can go big, small, big, small... but if you are a reader of this blog, you know doing anything in the normal scheme of things is not for me.
Keep adding your circles to your garland to you have your desired length.  Then just cut your twine/jute/yarn and decorate!  B/c the garland is a little loosey goosey, it's okay to just drape it wherever it can be held. 
It's a nice touch to any party.  I even used this type of garland for my son's Pirate Parrrrty back in April.  With the right colors and patterns, this tutorial can add a little flair to any type of shindig.
OR you can just  use it as home decor!  Here is the same garland that is now in it's permeate home over the mirror/vanity in my bedroom.  I think it looks cute up there, don't you?
Thnx for joining me again for another FAB tutorial.  Please link up here if you try this our, or any of the tutorials that I have posted here.  I would LOVE to see what you make!!!

Head over to the shop to snag up some Neenah Card Stock for 10% off this month!  You only have a few days left, so hurry up!! Products Used

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Invitation with Printing Tutorial by Jamie Cripps

Good morning!  Jamie with you today to share a fun summer invitation using CutCardStock's 

Limba Nature Gmund Savanna Paper which has an Embossed Woodgrain on one side of the paper!  This paper is 111# cover so it is heavy and very professional feeling and the woodgrain is simply gorgeous!  This cardstock is perfect for creating invitation pocket sleeves and cuts beautifully with my digital die cutting machine! 

I am always working with die cuts and I thought that maybe some of you would be interested in how I print on my cut-outs so here is a quick tutorial to walk you through my process!  Remember that you should test your cardstock with your printer or check your printers settings to ensure that it can handle the material you want to print on. 

1.  Print your design on regular printer paper sized to fit your die cut.
2.  Once printed, place your die cut on you desk and place the printed paper on top and move where you want it.
3.  Carefully lift the paper and die cut off your table and tape on.  Here's a helpful hint...I always place the tape on my shirt or pants a couple times before adhering it to my cardstock.  This removes some of the sticky so it will not tear your cardstock later!  You can hold your paper and die cut up to a light to ensure you have it in the right spot too!
4.  Place your paper back in your printer (make sure you know how it pulls the paper in) and print again!  Now your print is on your die cut!
5.  Remove the tape and place your die cut where you want it!

I used these same steps to print the inside of my invitation too!

CutCardStock Supplies used:

 3D Foam Adhesive Tabs

Other Supplies used:
Digital Die Cut: 5" Square Pocket Sleeve Invitation - Silhouette (Jamie Lane Designs)
Patterned Paper - Studio Calico

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check back in
 to see more DIY Summer Party Ideas!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Orange Fizz Paper Napkin Rings

Happy Summer. Carol from the Design Team here with paper napkin rings that are fast and easy to make. 

For this project you will need: 

Cardstock: I used Orange Fizz Poptones from
Scrapbook paper
Double sided tape
Hot glue
Circle Punch

Cut the cardstock into 1.5 x 8.5 strips and wrap them around a craft paint bottle to make sure they are consistently sized. Punch circles from another sheet of cardstock and adhere to  paper ring.

Punch 4 circles per napkin ring from scrapbook paper, fold in quarters, attach to top of ring. Hot glue coordinating button to center of circles and done. 

An inexpensive way to add some color to your table and color options are limitless! products used in this project:

orange card stock
Pop Tone Orange Fizz

Friday, July 19, 2013

YUM Utensil Holder for Parties

Hi all, It's Eli here with a fun and easy utensil holder/caddy for those summer parties that are happening right now. Find your favorite 6-pack container, cover and make into something darling. Here is the boring beginning:
And here is my version of something "fun-ctional."
It's not hard to create, you can do it.

Gather some Flavours Gourmet paper. I chose Carmelized Mustard, Candied Blue Violet, and Toasted Nutmeg. (Don't you just love these color names?). Choose some patterned papers to coordinate.
Trim the Carmelized Mustard to fit on the ends of the caddy so there is a small amount of the white showing  on both edges but using the whole length of the paper. Add Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the end and press the paper on to it with the top edge of the paper following any extra paper edges. Glue the rest of the strip of paper under the caddy.
Fold the upper edge down and glue in place.
Use the same process to cover the front and back with Candied Blue Violet.
With Toasted Nutmeg cut out three circles with letters taken out of the center. I used my Cricut. Then cut one circle just larger than the originals and two a bit larger. Arrange the Toasted Nutmeg
letters on the patterned circles and glue them to the caddy.
Cut strips from patterned paper 12x1-1/2". Create a pleasing pattern by adding them to the handle and around the caddy.
Make the silverware markers by stamping utensils onto the Toasted Nutmeg paper with black ink. I round this fun Hero Arts stamp you see below. I stamped several images so I could choose the best ones.
Trim two of each silverware piece and glue them to both sides of mini clothes pins.
See how it comes together. Pretty fun.
Add some plastic ware and be ready for the party.


CutCardStock products used in this project:
Navy Card Stock Mustard Yellow Card Stock  Clay Card Stock
Multipurpose Liquid Glue