Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Decor with Jamie

Good Morning and Happy Monday!
It's Jamie back with you today to share some Halloween Decor that I modified using my favorite papers!
Supplies used:

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out the pieces in your desired papers.
2.  Gather your candle.
3.  For my 3-1/2" candle, I am using the two sizing pieces.  Adhere one on each side of your background border piece as shown.
4.  Adhere the decorative center border in the center.
5.  Then place small foam adhesive on the back of each spider.
6.  Adhere the spider border on to the center of the border piece.
7.  Adhere your wrap around your candle and tuck the tab into the slot (if using the sizing pieces).
8.  Your candle will look like this now!
9.  Tie a large black organdy ribbon around the top of the candle.

I placed my candle inside my Halloween birdcage and placed decorative twigs and lights at the bottom around the candle and then hung a skull with a tea light in front!  The Gold Stardream Metallic paper I used for the background border really shimmers with the lights! 

Here is another view of my birdcage decor... Supplies:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

**Digital Freebie** Halloween Tags

In the final stretch before the haunting holiday, we are offering free downloadable Halloween tags to help make your tricks and treats a bit spookier!

Head over to to get your free copy of the pdf to print.  Print it out on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white cardstock.  Click here to get your free download!

These tags will print with a thin border.  You can use this as a guide to cut it out by hand or use a die cut, whichever you prefer.  I used a die for one of mine, and then used my paper trimmer and a corner rounder for the other.

Then I added a punched circle of black cardstock to make a hole reinforcer.  I punched the hole and added a bit of our spooktacular Halloween ribbon!

I thought this tag would make a great addition to Halloween treats I hand out to trick or treaters, or for the special treats I send it to school.  What will you use them for?
CutCardStock Products used:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Frosted Pumpkins with Linda McClain

As I was making these little pumpkin treat boxes, a James Whitcomb Riley poem kept streaming through my head: When the Frost is on the Punpkin'. I loved it when our teacher read it to us in primary school. It's homespun dialect describes everything I love about the Hoosier Autumn and inspired this little project.

I swear you're going to see this Greengrocer's Brown Bag cardstock in every project I make. I'm crazy nuts about it. It looks and feels just like a grocery bag - so perfect for my little berry basket.

With just a dab of crackling medium, some ink along the edges and a stapler, I modeled the berry basket off the baskets the orchards gave us to fill with their gorgeous fruits and vegetables. You can find the cut file (or template) here.

I filled the basket with teeny little pumpkins made from a bit of patterned paper and the Basis Dark Orange cardstock.

The cut file doesn't have instructions, but, even it if did, I modified the construction a bit to incorporate a twine and button pumpkin stem. So, here are some construction instructions. (Like my alliteration there?)

To make these pumpkin treat boxes you'll need:
  • Silhouette SVG cut file for the pumpkin box (here),
  • orange and green paper,
  • brown twine,
  • soft brown or kraft colored ink and sponge,
  • two buttons,
  • glue, and
  • a yummy treat, like Rolos.

  1. After you cut out the leaves and pumpkin shapes from the cut files, ink the edges of the pumpkin with a soft brown ink. Add a little frost (glitter) to the leaves of the pumpkin. I also ran my orange paper through a Dotted Swiss embossing folder for a nice warty gourd look.
  2. Bend the creases of the pumpkin and gently push the bottom up, so the pumpkin can sit flat. Use Tombow Mono Liquid Glue on the tab to secure.
  3. Lace some brown twine (at least 12" long) through the button. This will just keep the twine secure for the next step.
  4. Thread both ends of the twine through the first pumpkin hole so the button is inside the pumpkin. Continue to thread the the twine through the button holes in a clockwise order. Before you finish threading through the last hole, don't forget to add your treat. Push the pumpkin top down, arrange and tie a knot in the twine to secure. 
  5. Add the green top. Push down and tie a bow to the top. 
  6. Thread the twine through the button, tie a couple of knots to secure, and trim the twine.

The basket of pumpkins will be a fun centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table. And, these little pumpkins will be perfect to put at the top of everyone's plate. Mom McClain started that tradition of putting little decorations at everyone's place setting.  She'd be tickled.

Don't forget that all Flavours Gourmet card is on sale. supplies used for this project: 

That's all for me. Come holler at me at Catered Crop where there are just a few more details on this little project and the poem that inspired them. I'll see you later, punkins.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

3D Letters Made from Cardstock

Playoff time seems like the perfect time to share a baseball related project...Christine up with you today!  As I looked at the rich hues of the reds and blues in the Flavours Gourmet line, I knew I wanted to do something in my son's bedroom with them.  He has a baseball themed room and being the fourth child, it is to say the least, neglected.  I came across these 3D Letters that I knew would be just perfect!

3D Letters from Mr. Printables - project by Christine Meyer for CutCardStock
Can you believe those are just cardstock????  My husband walked in and thought they were wood!

 Now I could give you a long, drawn out play by play on how to create them.  But really, it's as simple as print them on your cardstock, cut them out, fold them, and adhere!  You have got to check out this link to Mr. Printables where he provides every letter of the alphabet.

The lines print in dark grays...and they showed up great on the three lighter color cardstocks (chili arbol, chestnut creme, and squid ink) and well enough that I was able to get the job done on the darker cardstock (candied blue violet)!

Sometimes I am just amazed how great cardstock can transform a project, and in this case, a room!  

CutCardStock Supplies Used:

Christine Meyer
CutCardStock Design Team Member

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nuts About FALL

Hey there CCS friends, 
I am in love with fall and so ready for this lovely weather. 
Nothing makes me happier than creating home decor with my own two hands. 

I have a banner to share today that I created using the high quality CutCardStock. 
  1. Peel and stencil acrylic banner pieces. 
  2. Using die cut machine and Dark Red, Dark Orange Basis Card Stock to create frames base and Maple leaves. 
  3. Layer leaves onto frames using Tombow Foam Adhesive.
  4. Stamp Squirrel onto  CutCardStock Flavours Gourmet Toasted Nutmeg Card stock.
  5. Trim out squirrels with scissors. 
  6. Adhere squirrels onto banner. 
  7. Trim out stamped sentiment and layer onto CutCardStock Flavours Gourmet Moroccan 8.5X11 Card stock.
  8. Create mini pennant from layered sentiment. 
  9. Adhere to last banner piece. 
  10. Thread twine through banner pieces and tie off. 

Here are some close ups of this fun fall banner! 

The high quality of CutCardStock makes it easy to transition from die cutting to stamping!
Perfect for every project- every time!

CutCardStock products used in this project:

Friday, October 11, 2013

A "Happy Halloween" Invite & Photocards Download For You

My favorite holiday is? Nope not Christmas. Just happens to be Halloween! All the cute costumes and lets not forget free candy..LOL

I love to start planning for Halloween early and since my Birthday happens to fall on the 27th of October it just happens to be the perfect way to celebrate it.

I put together a small kit that has 2 photo cards and an invitation for a Spooktacular Celebration.

Ok now listen to how AWESOME this can make these Invites and Cards into any size you would like quite easily using Photoshop or Elements.

In Photoshop or Elements...
If you go to the top tabs and click on:
From there you will see a tab that reads:
New File
A box pops open and choose the meatric system
Choose Inches:
In the boxes enter your measurments:
5x7 or 4x6  what ever sz you want your card or invite to be.
Resolution should be between:
250 - 450
So it should look like this:

Once the base is created you can open up the digital file of the invite and drag it to the base you created and stretch it. It should look like the image below.  Then you can go to your layers tab and flatten the 2 layers together.

Now you are ready to type your Party info directly to the invite & then print.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous envelopes we carry. Among my Favorites are the Stardream Metallics. The Stardream ONYX would pair up beautifully with the Invite and Photo cards. We also carry "Do It Yourself Envelope Liners" for our A7 Envelopes. These make a great impact with an affordable budget for any go check them out!

Follow the link below to get your Halloween download:
Happy Halloween Photocards & Invite