Friday, March 28, 2014

DIY Nautical Wedding

Today I wanted to share with you a DIY "Save the Date" and wedding invitation.  I love the nautical theme and I think it works well for weddings and other special events.


"Save the Date" cards can help you get your wedding date out early to those guests that may need a little extra time for planning to attend.  They are also a great way to let your guests know what the overall theme of the wedding is.

The invitation can simply be styled in a graphics or text editor and then printed on our blank flat cards.
For this invitation, I printed my design on a Cougar white insert card, and layered with foam tabs onto a Curious Metallic Blue Print 5 x 7 flat card


Envelopes are a breeze too!  The anchor on the outside gives the recipient just a hint of what's waiting inside the envelope.
Be sure to browse through all the options we offer for your wedding or other special event.  From folded or flat invitations, rsvp cards, and envelopes, we have all you'll need to DIY your perfect stationary!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Embellished Spring Greeting Card

Hi everyone... Today's tutorial combines Curious Metallic paper and a great shape. I don't send cards nearly as often as I'd like to. When I do design a card, I like to create patterns out of paper.

STEP 1.
Find a way to create a great shape. Starting with a great shape makes the embellishment process easier. The edges from the die can be used to help in the design.


Using my Accucut die, I trim out the card shape. This is a 5" x 7" ornate frame...
This card fits inside of an A7 envelope.
STEP 2.
Start prepping the embellishments... I decided to create a striped pattern.


I then measure strips of Curious Metallic Lime paper. I don't mind writing right on the curious because
this is the side that will be glued down.

STEP 3.
Trim your stock


Again, I like to use an exacto blade, but as long as you have your lines
drawn perfectly straight, you can use the method that's most comfy to you.

STEP 4.
Glue the strips to your card. Try to do it in an interesting way. 


Use glue for this step, but try not to use too much on the portion that will
be hanging off. You don't want to have to trim through glue residue.
STEP 5.
Flip the card over and trim the strips so that they are flush with the cards die-cut edge.


You can use an exacto knife or scissors, just be careful not to
compromise the integrity of the die-cut image.



STEP 6.
Once you get the strips affixed and trimmed, start adding more detail. I used one of my shaped punches and glue dots to add more dimension to the card. It looks so "Shamrocky" this would have been perfect for St. Patty's Day greetings!


For the shaped punches I used Curious Metallic Botanic...


STEP 7.
Finishing up, I added a slender belly band along with another floral embellishment. I thought the paper band would "hug" the pointed edges more cleanly than ribbon. I then added a little italic wording with the silver metallic calligraphy pen and boom, its ready to pop in the mail with maybe some personalization on the backside!

I love stripes and chevron patterns so this will definitely not be
the last of this you see from me!


Thanks for stopping by and have great weekends! --ct


CutCardStock products used in this project:


  
   


Christy Toney
Design Team Member - Winter/Spring 2014 Term

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Spring

Happy Spring!! The days are getting longer, the sun is warm, and the trees are starting to bud.  What a great reason to celebrate with a sweet greeting and a gift card. Once you have a quality base of card stock from CutCardStock creating becomes fun and easy! 

 When I start a project I first pick out my color scheme. Here I chose the stunning Lime Green, and the Cryogen White  from the Curious Metallic along with Basis Colored Card Stock in Navy Blue. Now that I have a foundation I can match a patterned paper to my color scheme.

 I then chose to put a texture to one of my solids by using a dotted embossing sleeve to put depth to my project, using my trusty Cuttlebug. The texture really set off the sparkle of this awesome paper!



 Layering is always my favorite part, this is where my card takes shape. The Curious Metallic is so pretty it really makes any project pop!

 Once all my paper layers are assembled, I can now start to embellish my card. I am always on the look out for unique embellishment such as the one I used on this card. It's a gift card holder from Whole Foods and I simply covered up the company logo with ribbon and other embellishments.





Thank you 
Design Team Member 
Laura Davis 


Curious Metallic Lime Green & Cryogen White 





Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunflower Topiary by Jamie Cripps

Hi guys!  Jamie back with you today and I am really excited to share my newest project with you!  By now you all know how much I love all of my CutCardStock.com card stocks, right!? The quality is amazing and they really bring so much interest to my projects...and today, they bring my paper die cut flowers to life!

I am using the 65# Stardream Metallic GOLD Card Stock Cardstock along with 111# Curious Metallic CHOCOLATE 12x12 Cardstock and my digital die cutting machine to created these gorgeous Sunflowers!  Thirty of them to be exact!



The metallic paper really makes these flowers glimmer in the light and look at the detail in the petal cuts...the paper just works beautifully with my Silhouette!

This entire project is created with card stock 
with a touch of pattern paper, ribbon, twine, and rocks!




Here's what you will need to get started:
 

Skewer (or pencil)
Ribbon and Twine (optional)
Rocks (optional)

Here is the tutorial for the flowers:
1.  Use a skewer (or pencil) to roll the centers.  Each flower will have three petal pieces.
2.  Adhere the center of the flower in the smallest flower shape.  Bend the flower up.
3.  Adhere this into the center of the next sized flower then bend that flower up.
5.  Adhere this into the final flower shape and bend up the flower slightly.
6.  Continue until you have 30 flowers built. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hoppin' into Spring

Hello Everyone!

Spring is finally into full swing, at least here in the midwest.  It is such a wonderful season; I love watching everything come alive again!
 Today I am sharing a sweet little box with you; it would make a great treat box for Easter or would also be perfect to hold a little gift or trinket.


To make this box-
1.  I made my box out of Curious Metallic Cryogen White cardstock and  used my We R MemoryKeepers Gift Box Punch Board to cut and score. 


 You could use a template and hand cut your shape, or if you have an electronic cutting machine, you could use that to cut your template.  Assemble your box. 

 

2.  Cut a shape for your sentiment and to back your embellishments.  I cut a scalloped circle out of the Curious Metallic Lime cardstock


3.  Now you can embellish.  I added designer paper to the sides of the box.  Then I cut some grass using Curious Metallic  Botanic cardstock.  I used a die, but fringe scissors or hand cutting would work as well.  Notice the gorgeous glimmer of the Curious Metallic cardstock!


4.  My bunny image was stamped on the Curious Metallic Cryogen White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I cut a circle out of Cryogen White cardstock as well and mounted it to the scallop circle. 


5.  I stamped my sentiment and adhered the circle to the box.  Next, I added one layer of grass to the box, and then using 3D foam adhesive, I added the second layer of grass.  My bunny was tucked in between the layers of grass and then finished it off with a handmade flower, stamped and die cut out, using Curious Metallic Cryogen White cardstock
6.  To add even more sparkle to the flowers, I 'colored' then with the Zig Wink of Stella marker.  I had heard so much about this marker; it really stands up to its reputation; it lays down such amazing sparkle! Finally, add some pearls and tie it all up in a bow! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting! 

Lee Ann Barrett
CutCardStock Design Team Member

CutCardStock Products Used in this project~

http://www.cutcardstock.com/FoamAdhesiveTabs.aspxhttp://www.cutcardstock.com/CuriousMetallicBotanicCardStock.aspx http://www.cutcardstock.com/ClearGlitterMarkerPen.aspx
http://www.cutcardstock.com/CuriousMetallicCryogenWhiteCardStock.aspx