Friday, May 29, 2015

Paper Roses Wedding Bouquet

Hello there! It's Kristie Larsen here and I am sharing with you a little wedding post to get you all excited for wedding season! I have wanted to make paper flowers for a long time now and I think there is nothing more elegant than these beautiful paper roses. Now let me just preface this by saying, I trolled the internet for some paper rose patterns and they are EVERYWHERE. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel here so I searched around for one that I LOVED that I could share with you. I think this tutorial makes the mostly lovely flowers and is the most straight forward. Plus it out with just a cutting line so no matter which paper you use, you can let the color of the paper shine through. A lot of the tutorials out there will print the flowers in different colours and I didn't want that.
I wanted to do was show you what happens when you use papers for these tutorial. THIS is the tutorial I chose from But you can also look HERE, HERE and HERE for more inspiration.

Most of these tutorials say to use type paper and is designed in a color.  Well, I don't know about you but I LOVE the pretty shimmer papers, linen and other textured papers that carries. I don't want to use boring 'ol type paper and rely on the ink in my printer.

I started by printing out the PDF in 'white' (just the lines) and trimmed out my flowers and leaves. You will need hot glue, a bamboo skewer for rolling the leaves (I used a skinny paintbrush) and some floral wire and tape.

First I chose to use Classic Linen Cardstock, Stardream Metallic, Curious Metallic, Pop Tones card stock, and Teton Deckle Edge card stock. And let me just say, they all worked lovely! Even the really thick card stock (some of the Stardream Metallic #105) still curled without causing damage to the paper. The Curious Metallic sample pack has lots of colours but at varying poundage. So they were a bit easier to curl but I didn't have to compromise the amazing shimmer. I wanted a very light and pastel looking bouquet with only pops of color. Thank goodness the metallic papers come in many lovely light shades!

I scored the leaves to help pinch and shape the leaves without any problem no matter the weight of the paper.

You start by rolling and gluing the single petals around the wire and then basically skewering them onto the floral wire.
Add hot glue to each layer to stick them all together being sure to rotate the petals. Some of my leaves could have used more curl, but I liked how full they ended up being. I love the leaves sticking out so slightly from the back.

I decided to use some Vellum to cut this leaf flourish. I added about 7 to the bouquet to give it a softer "baby's breath" feel. 

You can see them sticking out a bit from all around the bouquet. The trickiest part was putting it all together. It's important to wrap the wire with some floral tape. This will make the stems much thicker and easier to hold on to. I wrapped the wire bunch with some tissue paper and then using double sided tape I wrapped the handle with some beautiful ribbon.  I tied a big bow on the handle too and left really long tails.

You could use this for the bride or I think it would also be a fun centerpiece or accent to the gift table or registry table! 

I just laid my bouquet into a water pitcher, and voila... isn't it beautiful?! I am so please with how it turned out. I really love the pops of pink colours and also the varying look of each rose since I used so many different colours of paper.

When I put the bouquet together I wanted the flowers to be cascading down the front a bit. So the kind of comes to a point to cover your hands as you hold it so it has a more oblong shape on one side..

And that's it! It's so much fun to make your own flowers! Check around and see how many different styles of flowers there are that you can make all with the variety of papers in the store. AND papers went through my printer effortlessly. No paper jams! (which I have struggled with using other papers.)

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to check out over on Instagram, for lots of fun inspiration!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Watermelon Invitations with Jamie Cripps

Good Morning!  Today we have a special post from previous Design Team member Jamie. She's paying a visit today to share a fun Summer card!  She's using this shaped watermelon card for party invitations, but you could use it for any occasion!
Jamie has created this file as a Silhouette cut, put you could cut this card manually as well by cutting a 6-1/4" circle then using a scallop punch to cut out the bite!

Here is her tutorial: 
1.  Cut out the main card cut using the Olive Basis Cardstock.  Fold the card in half and ink around the edges.
2.  Next cut out the larger mat in Natural Basis Cardstock and the smaller in Red Basis Cardstock.  Ink around the edges of the red cut.
3.  Adhere the larger mat in place, lining up the scallops.
4.  Adhere the smaller red mat in place, lining up the scallops again.
5.  Cut out your seed pieces in Black Basis Cardstock and adhere them to the front of the card randomly.
6.  Tie a Black Satin Ribbon around the card and finish with twine!

Super easy and it is so much fun!

Here is a list of the supplies:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Father's Day Card

Hi, all!  Mynn here with another fun card using Basis Cardstock from the CutCardStock online store.  I've got another fun Father's Day card idea for you today, so let's jump in!

I started with three colors of Basis Cardstock.  I went with Blue Basis Cardstock, Dark Orange Basis Cardstock, and White Basis Cardstock.

I started by cutting and folding an A2 card base with the Blue Basis Cardstock.  I decided to create another portrait card. :)

I stamped my image and sentiment onto White Basis Cardstock using Distress Markers.  I love the subtle texture in this paper--it helped me create a more distressed look with my stamping, which is perfect for a masculine card!

I created mats for my different pieces using Dark Orange Basis Cardstock.  I then gathered the rest of the pieces to finish off this card.

The last step was to put the card together.  I opted for no embellishments this time--some guys just don't like them, you know? ;)  

Thanks for stopping by, all!  I'll be back next month with more tutorials on using more beautiful products from the CutCardStock online store.  Until then, HUGS and happy paper crafting!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Ombre Happy Father's Day Card

Hello friends! Giovana here today bringing you a super cute, quick and simple Father's Day Card!! I need to post this super quick because we are having a really bad storm, oh my!

Today, the card I have for you was made basically with Basis Cardstock. Let's get started.

I selected the colors of cardstock I wanted to use, since my card is a nautical I chose blue tones. In order from picture starting from top: Basis Navy, Basis BlueStardream Metallic Bluebell, Basis Aqua and Stardream Metallic Aquamarine.

Then, I cut 1" stripes of each color and adhered them to a piece of cardstock 3.75" x 5"

After that, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Watermark Ink, added White embossing powder and heat set.

I die-cut 4 anchors in Stardream Metallic Fine Gold Cardstock, then glued them together to create a thick anchor.

I matted the panel piece to a slightly bigger piece of Basis Natural Cardstock. Added the gold amchor and light blue twine to it.

Finally, I added blue sequins to give it a shine look. Added panel to a Basis White Cardstock Card base.

And this is how the card looks like, I think it's super easy and you can cut several strips of cardstocks and create several cards in not time.

Hope you like it!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

For the Mr. Fix-it Dad

Hello all, Nicole here with today's blog post.  I can hardly believe we are reaching the latter half of May. Before we know it June will soon be here along with Father's Day.  I used Basis Card stock and Origami Paper to put this card together for the tool/mister fix-it dad in my life, my father-in-law.

The Basis Card Stock Collection has such a great palette and range.  I picked Red, Black,Brown, Light Yellow, and Natural along with a few patterns from the Stone and Wood Origami Paper.  For the tools I used Lustre from the Curious Metallic Collection to get the shiny metal look.  

My Silhouette Cameo did all the work for me with a fun design by Jamie Cripps.  Once cut I used ink around the edges of the tools and handles.  

For the peg board background I used the wood grain patterned Origami Paper.  I used the parquet floor print on the back since it's a shade darker then the plain wood grain.  

I trimmed around the peg board and then used Basis Brown Card Stock as a mat.  

When I went to attach the tools to the background I knew I wanted to add a little dimension, but foam adhesive was too high.  I pulled out some Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and added the perfect amount of height to each of the tools.  

The little Dad post-it I added foam adhesive to just the bottom and glued the top part down.  
Really, such a simple card, but the card stock and just a bit of dimension finished it off to be a perfect card for a non frills dad.    

So one card down only a couple more for me to make before the craziness starts at work.  The downside of being a cake decorator . . . ;)  Have you started making anything for the dads in your life?   

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  

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