Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Winter and Stardreams

Hi Bev here today to share a fun easy layout page using Stardreams Metallic Cardstock and a touch of Atlas pattern paper from Pink Paisley. I am Canadian at heart and winters when your young are fun. This is my only Grand son's first xmas. Having to get all dressed up warm was the secret to a good time outside. He had a sleigh and loved it when mom or dad in this case bundles him up to out for a ride.

The secret to using lots of cardstock in your base is to use many layers, different shapes and colours and even die cut some titles and or pennant flags. Then just add some pattern paper for design and texture and it's perfect.

In these close ups we get to view the layers better. Also look at all the fun snowflakes that cut with cricut so easily. Even the delicate fine detail ones cut great on the fabulous paper. I added in some foam snowflakes for some added texture.

Here we see the fun sticker and cricut cut title with more snowflakes. The pennants were hand cut and using the Zig Millennium black pen I drew stitch lines for accents. 

In this close up I added even just the smallest amount of fake stitches using the Zig pen. Thanks for joining me today... see you again soon.

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Themed Stardream Note Cards

Hi there!  Melanie here sharing a Winter-Themed Note Card set that I created using Stardream Metallic Cardstock.  The Sample Pack is perfect to complete this project and I used Classic Crest Envelopes (A-2, Solar White) to package as a set.  Each card measures 5.8" x 4.3" and fits perfectly in the A-2 envelopes.  I wrapped mine with satin ribbon, placed in a cellophane bag and gifted to a close family friend.  These are perfect to use as Thank You notes after the Holidays as well!

I created a diecut design via Cricut Design Space using Winter Themes.  I used the writing feature on my Explore to draw the images then cut.  I used a Cricut fine tip pen in Midnight for the card text as well.

I chose pastel colors for the trim to brighten things up after the Holidays.  I decided to keep the base white cards simple by using Classic Crest Bright White Cardstock.

Once everything was cut, I paired the colors/images together and started adhering.

I love how these have a hint of Spring color but they would also look great using any colors in the Stardream Metallic Sample pack.

I added the finishing touch by wrapping the cards and the A-2 envelopes with Satin Ribbon (silver) and placing in a cellophane bag for gift-giving.

I hope you enjoyed this project and feel inspired to create some note cards of your own!  Be sure to visit the Cutcardstock store to purchase the supplies used and remember that Stardream Metallic Cardstock is still on sale!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and the Origami Tree

Hi Bev here today and I am excited to share the origami Christmas tree with a video tutorial on how to make them. They are great on cards too but today I am using it as an accent on my Christmas layout page of my grand daughters when they were small sitting on Santa's lap.

Above is my finished Christmas page ..... lots of great layers of colours, a mix of shapes, a splatter of background paint, Cricut cut title, some doodling, pennants and some punching only to mention a few... BUT today I am sharing the how to make the origami tree with you.

Here is my video for your viewing. And below I have the printable sheet on how to .. to follow after watching the video.


Here is my 5 piece folded pieces ready to glue together to form my tree.


Here is the close up of my finished tree. I added dew drops to decorate the tree.

This section shows some stickers along with my Cricut cut title. Stardream paper cuts so well in the Cricut.

This close up give us a better view of the pennant, fun layers and if you look close you can see the punched border and some doodling.
Sure hope you'll give this a try... thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Stardream Metallic card gift set

Hello there! It's Kristie Larsen and I am sharing a quick gift idea for the last minute Christmas gifts. Maybe you remembered someone just today that you need to get something for and need to jump into action! Well, have no fear, its Stardream Metallic to the rescue!

I decided to make a quick card set for a gift. I chose three beautiful Stardream Metallic colours; Sapphire, Aqua (Lagoon) and Azalea and trimmed them to 4.25 x 5.5.  I then chose my favorite snowflakes and covered a big block with every one in the set and stamped the three card bases.

I loved that all of these colors look so great together so I decided to cross over the card stock for the sentiments. I die cut one of each colour and then three white sentiments for each card.

These went together really fast and are a great gift for a friend or co-worker or even someone like my Mom who loves cards! I folded the card bases and adhered the sentiments and it was all done! Easy!

These would look lovely tied up with ribbon or even in a matching gift bag. Add a tag and you are set for gift giving!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping in. I know its the countdown for some of you with so many things to do to get ready for the big Christmas day! Good luck to you and may you and yours have a wonderful time celebrating together! I hope the New Year will bring you many wonderful things to enjoy and be apart of. Bless you and see you again in the new year!

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Winter Inspired Shaker Card

Hello!  Lisa here with you today, and I'm so excited to be able to share with you how I made my Snowflake Shaker Card out of Stardream Metallic Cardstock, and other goodies found in the Store.

To begin I chose the Stardream Metallic Vista (Blue) and the Crystal colors to work with, and only needed to pieces measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Next I diecut the front panel from the blue and trimmed a piece of acetate for the shaker element of my card.

I then used BBP Marathon Runner adhesive along the edges of the Vista diecut panel to adhere the acetate.  Next I added thin strips of double sided foam tape all along the outer border of the diecut and acetate panel making sure to leave no gaps.  Finally, I was able to add my snowflake sequin mix before removing the backing on the foam strips and adhering it all together with the trimmed Stardream Metallic Crystal Cardstock.

I then diecut a separate piece of Stardream Metallic Crystal Cardstock into a circle before stamping and embossing my sentiment in silver.  (It is good to note here that if you wish to stamp with ink onto the Stardream Metallic Cardstock you need to be aware that it will take longer than basic cardstock for your ink to dry, unless you use a Staz-On type ink or if you choose to emboss your inking as I have done here.)  To adhere my sentiment to the front of my shaker I used a piece of Silver Ribbon to lay across the front and adhere with Ultrathin Glue Dots.

I then adhered the entire thing to a Cougar 80 lb A - 2 Plain Folder, and ta-da!  My Winter inspired Shaker card is complete!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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