Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wedding Party Gift Box with Jamie Cripps

Good Morning CutCardStock fans!  
Jamie with you again and today I am sharing a tutorial for my Wedding Party Gift Box!
This box is perfect for gifts for your wedding party, bridal showers, baby showers, or even to use on your guest tables to hold small brownies, cookies, chocolates, or even mints!   Plus these are so easy to put together which make them great for making multiples!

I am using the Basis 80# Card Stock in AquaPink, and Natural along with the 
Stardream Metallic Silver and Gold Card Stock for this Wedding Party Gift Box!

The Basis Card Stock has such a great weight to it making it perfect for so many things, including boxes and my digital die cutting machine just loves it!  Adding in the Stardream Metallics just elevates the look of this project giving it an elegance within all that shimmer!

Here's the tutorial:
1.  Cut out all your pieces and fold on the score lines.
2.  Beginning with the base box, add adhesive to the top row of each long side and to both areas of each side.
3.  Fold the long sides down on the second section then fold the side tabs in toward the box to form a tray.  Adhere the sides tabs against the lower area of each end then fold down the top portion to cover the tabs.  Your tray will look like this now.
4.  Place adhesive on the tab for the cover and adhere to the other side to form an open ended box.  Your pieces should look like this now.
5.  Slide your tray in your open ended box.
6.  Grab your large bow piece and place a strong adhesive, such as Tombow's Multi-Purpose Glue, in the center of the bow back.  Bring one side down curving as you go and match up the bow curves before adhering in place.  
7.  Repeat for the other side of the bow.
8.  Grab your second bow and do the same to form its shape.
9.  Place adhesive on the back of the bow center piece and adhere it in place.
10. Adhere your bow on to the bow backing with a foam adhesive.
11. Next use a skewer or pencil to shape the flower petals on each flower form.  Adhere the two forms together, staggering the petals then push up the spikes for the center and adhere it in place.
12.  Place a foam adhesive in the center of your bow.
13.  Push the flower in place, centering with the bow as shown.
14.  Adhere your scallop cut in place in the center of the box lid.
15.  Adhere your bow to the center of the box lid as shown.  Fill as desired! Supplies:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A closer look at Basis cardstock

This month we've seen so many inspiring posts for wedding season!  Hopefully our Design Team has given DIY Brides some great ideas for making their day just a little more special.  Not only does CutCardStock carry products for DIY events, there are so many products that should be a part of our stash, for every day occasions and projects.  Let's take a look at Basis Cardstock!
Basis cardstock is a great all purposed stock for most of your projects!  Available in so many colors, you're sure to find just what you need.  The 80lb stock is the perfect weight for so many projects as well.  Here is just one example of a card made with the Basis essentials.... black, white and red cardstock.  With just the simple addition of stamps, ink and a little imagination, a card is made!

Here are some other examples of projects made using Basis cardstock....

You can stock up anytime, but for the final days of May, Basis cardstock is on sale!  You can purchase individual color packs, an assortment, as well as envelopes and folded invitations sets.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Quite the Wedding 'Pear'!

Hello Everyone! 

Have you been to a wedding yet this month?  I have, and I always want to make a special card for the happy couple.  I decided to go nontraditional with this card; it is a little 'punny', although still elegant. 

The trendy colors of yellow, black and gray were perfect for this card, and is one of my favorite color combos right now.  CutCardStock has the perfect colors for this pretty palette. 
To make this card, you will need these CutCardStock supplies:
Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock, Poptones Sample Pack, Flavours Gourmet Sample Pack, and Sheer Organza Ribbon in white.
  • Start with a 4.25 x 5 1/2" Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock base.  Next, add a layer to that, again using Neenah Crest Solar White and emboss it with a wood grain embossing folder.  There is something about the look of embossed white cardstock that I just love.  
  • Cut a panel of   Squid Ink from the Flavours Gourmet Sample pack.  It should be about 2"x 4 1/4".  Emboss it with a polka dot embossing folder.  Add a small scalloped edge to the lower edge of this strip, using dp.  Adhere this to the white card mat.  
  • Stamp your frame image on Neenah Crest Solar White cardstock and diecut it out in a circle shape.
  • Die cut a mat in Carmelized Mustard from the Flavours Gourmet Sample Pack. Mat your white circle with this and adhere on the Squid Ink panel. 
  • Die cut some leaves using Jelly Bean Green from the Pop Tones Sample Pack.  Tuck them in behind and on the right side of your circle panel. 
  •  Watercoloring is another trend that is fun and so gorgeous.  I stamped my pears in mixed media paper and then, using reinkers, watercolored them.  They were fussy cut out and popped up with dimensional adhesive on the circle panel. 
  • Add a piece of Sheer Organza Ribbon along the top edge of the Squid Ink panel and behind the circle. Add a bow on the right side of the strip of ribbon. 
  • Stamp the banner portion of the frame image on Neenah Crest Solar White Card Stock and fussy cut it out. Pop it up on dimensionals and adhere it over the original image.  
  • Stamp the remainder of the sentiment on Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock and cut it into a strip.  Adhere it with dimensionals over the top right edge of the circle panel.

Thanks for stopping by today;  I hope I have inspired you!

CutCardStock Design Team Member

CutCardStock products used on this project~

Friday, May 23, 2014

Easy D.I.Y. Wedding Guestbook

Hi all! Back today sharing another wedding item. This time, its a "day of" element that everyone usually utilizes. The wedding guest book! This is such a personal item that it makes perfect sense that you would want to do it yourself...

The great thing about this guest book project is that you don't have to worry about book binding glue, the super thick case bound covers, etc. Nope, you can make a guest book out of Cut Card Stock paper and with a little care, it will last too! Give yourself a little time as this one is fairly time consuming to create.

Preparing the Sheets
I used Curious Metallic Cyrogen White 89lb Cover... Just a preference because the metallic finish seems more "wedding-friendly" and important. I am also a big fan of how purely white this sheet is. Very appropriate to the sanctity of this event. Be prepared to use up to 25 cover weight sheets for this.

Be ready to do the SAME thing to multiple sheets. You will be measuring 8" from the right side of the sheet to lightly mark your score line (used a scoring tool or if you don't have one, the back side of an Exacto knife works well too). Then you will make 6 equidistant marks for your 3/16" drill holes. I used a Crop-a-Dile tool since the hole locations are varied and are impossible to make with a normal hole puncher.

You only really need to mark one sheet and then use it as a reference for  the rest of your sheets to avoid unnecessary graphite that you'll have to erase later.

This tool has multiple functions and is great for random/varied hole punching

It'll be boring, but you'll have to do the SAME thing to all 25 sheets!

The cover
The cover gets more interesting. Like many guest books that you'll see. I created a little window for the cover and combined it (affixed with glue) with a backer page. Underneath the acetate, I chose to write out a couple's name, with the wedding date but this area is also PERFECT for an engagement photo!

Just trim a window out in the center, size can vary, but be mindful of what will be going here so its not too large or too small.

Turn over the cover and tape a piece of acetate on the edges (be sure to do this neatly so that nothing can be seen when you turn it back over)

Once you include whatever you will place underneath the acetate, you can bind these together and move on to the binding portion!

The binding
Before you begin to bind the guestbook, you can opt to add eyelets to the cover holes only... This just finishes the look in my opinion and as this element begins to age, you won't have to worry about the trimmed holes fraying. I used silver to go with the ribbon I chose.

Again, affixed with the same Crop tool...

After the eyelets are affixed, you can gently thread your Cut Card Stock silver ribbon through ALL the sheets. (Tip: Start in the back and come through the front. When its time to go BACK through, add a little masking tape on the ends of your tape to give it some body so you can pull it through. Works like a charm.) Once you are done, trim the excess of the back.  

Now the fun begins. Soooo many different ways to embellish this guest book. I found some patterned paper that went with this ribbon PERFECTLY so I had to use it. I thought I'd use a lot more of it, but the punches of this stock seemed like JUST enough, so I stopped. I further embellished the look with a strip of adhesive rhinestones vertically on the end.

Ready for signing! As long as you keep this in a large envelope or store in a box, it should last for long long time!

CutCardStock products used in this project:


Christy Toney
Design Team Member - Winter/Spring 2014 Term

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Love is in the air with wedded bliss!
 To celebrate this special occasion, I made a card to congratulate the new couple...Congrats!! 

I started my card with a warm sunny inviting gold from the Basic Cardstock line, I also used the bag brown craft paper , and a white envelope from CutCardStock!

I embossed the gold cardstock with large polka dots to add pop, then decorated my card and envelope with coordinating embellishments! 

Thank you 
Design Team Member