Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome our new Design Team!

Hi, I'm Amber Lawrence and so happy to share that I've been working with CutCardStock for almost 5 years now! I live in the Flathead Valley of Montana with my husband of over 15 years.  I've been papercrafting for over 13 years and have quite a stash built up, if you can imagine!  I love working with CutCardStock and the design team as it brings together all that I enjoy.... design, papercrafting and working with other talented crafters.  In my "real life", I am a freelance Graphic Designer and teach Graphic Design and Web Technology students at our local community college.  Oh, and not to mention chase after my husband, our two boys, our Goldendoodle Bella, and help tend to our 100+ fruit tree orchard!  I work to find time in my schedule to create for others, something that brings me a lot of joy!  I looking forward to seeing all the fantastic work from the new Design Team!  Amber's Blog: Amber's Crafty Corner

Hi! My name is Kristie Larsen. I am a stay at home mother to 4 crazy boys all under the age of 10. I am from the USA but currently live overseas in Singapore. I have been creating for most of my life dabbling in different crafty things but in 2009, I found card making and have loved all things paper, stamps and ink ever since! I have an special place in my heart for die cutting and trying out different techniques with my stamp stash. When I'm not crafting I like to read, play the guitar and hang with the boys in my life, which usually involves skateboarding, soccer, swimming, movies and regular ninja-fighting mayhem! 
Kristie's Blog:  The Kristie Sessions 

 Hi, my name is Annie Williams and I am currently living in Tennessee with my husband, two cats, and soon enough, a little boy too.  I am a scientist by day and papercrafter by night.  Although I have been crafting for most of my life, I only started my blog a few years ago.  Since then, I have enjoyed sharing a mix of home decor, handmade card, and gift ideas...many of which incorporate the use of my electronic die-cutter.  My projects often reflect my other interests which include outdoorsy things like hiking, biking, and canoeing as well as a love of travel, small towns, and nature photography.  I am thrilled to be a part of the CutCardStock Design Team and can't wait to see what all of these talented ladies come up with!  Annie's Blog: Lab Hands

My name is Ruza. I'm a stay-at-home mom to a very special young lady in Northern Illinois. I've been crafting since I was a young child, and when I became a "SAHM" I turned to crafting to stay busy. Creating cards, altering items, and just having fun with paper and Copic Markers is an amazing hobby that I truly love. I'm very grateful that I have a husband that supports me, that my son loves seeing my creations as well, and that my special young lady enjoys getting into my crafts (sometimes). I truly love the challenge of making something beautiful with the various products available in the crafting industry, and I look forward to sharing my love of crafting with the various CutCardStock products. Ruza's Blog: Ruza's Craft Corner

Hello! My name is Lisa Lahiff from lovely southern Ohio, where I have lived my whole life. I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two small children, Aiden (6) and Madeline (4). I have been doing some form of crafts since I was a little girl, but finally found my passion in paper crafting around 2005. When I discovered Blogging in 2008 I was/am a hopeless addict to all things paper! I have had the honor of having several of my projects published in print and online Magazines. While I tend to create with a Clean and Simple feel I hate to label my crafting and you will often find me dabbling with new styles and products. I am so excited to be a part of the CutCardStock Design Team and to work with such amazing talent! Lisa's blog: Lisa's Creative Niche

I'm Monica, mother of two. My son is 25 and daughter is 21 and I work at the Kennedy Space Center and love it. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember and plan on crafting for many more years to come. I love all things crafty and hope to represent the CutCardStock team well!  Monica's blog: Turning Scraps to Treasure.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Punched Pumpkin Card

Hi, friends!  Today is my last post for the CutCardStock online store, and I just want to start out by saying THANK YOU to Amber and Cindy for everything!  I've enjoyed working with these beautiful papers and quality products--thank you for the opportunity! :)  Today, I'm getting us in the mood for a fall day with an autumnal card.  Let's get to it!

I started by using the Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to create a faux patina panel.  Click HERE for a video tutorial on how to create this fun effect.  I layered the panel onto some Curious Metallic Cognac paper.  GORGEOUS!

Next, I turned to making the punched pumpkin.  I started by punching three large ovals out of some beautiful Curious Metallic Mandarin paper.  The subtle shine is fabulous!

After punching my ovals, I used some dark brown ink to sponge around the edge of each oval.  This will give the effect of shadowing when you put the pumpkin together.

I layered two ovals behind the third to create a pumpkin shape.  I then punched a small banner out of the Curious Metallic Cognac paper to use as a stem.  CUTE!

I then layered all the elements onto a card base made with Muscletone Kraft 140LB cardstock.  This cardstock is SO thick--I LOVE it!  I think the finished product is just so pretty, and I hope you do, too!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I invite you to visit the CutCardStock online store to purchase the beautiful papers I used to make this card.  One last THANK YOU to Amber and Cindy, as well!  HUGS and happy paper crafting to you all! :)

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thank you so much!!

Hello friends! Giovana here today posting my last post as a Design Team member for CutCardStock. I really want to express my gratitude and how thankful I am for letting me be part of the CutCardStock family, 6 months flew by very quick!!

So, today I have a "thank you" card, it's very simple, but with few details that make it very special!

Let's get started:

For this project I used for my card base Stardream Metallic Gold, a layer of Grocer Kraft and for the top panel ESSE Pearl textured Latte Cardstock

 Die-cut "Thank you so much" from Stardream Metallic Gold cardstock.

Stamp Fall leaves on a piece of ESSE Pearl textured Latte Cardstock.

Color the images with Watercolor markers or any other medium, here I used Spectrum Aqua Markers.

Place sentiment on a piece of ESSE Pearl textured Latte Cardstock, then add the cut out flowers.

And here is the card!! I added sequins and pearls and a double bow from red twine.

Hope you like it!
Have a fantastic day!!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Thank You Favors

Hey everyone!  Nicole here for my last blog post as part of the Design Team.  I'm sharing an idea for all those planning weddings right now.  Now to be honest I would have done a few things different at my own wedding.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and also when we got married.  Instead of embracing the fall color palette though I went for spring colors.  If I had to do it all over again I would totally go with a beautiful fall themed wedding.

I put together these thank you gifts that could be used at a bridal shower or even for a wedding reception.  They go together quick and could even simplified even more if there was a bunch that needed to be made.

I started with Esse Pearl Cardstock in Cocoa and Latte.  The pearl finish is gorgeous and gives these boxes a beautiful "special occasion" look.  I cut out the box base from both these colors.

I then cut out the flower embellishment using the Flavours Gourmet Card Stock sample pack:  Toasted Nutmeg, Carmelized Mustard, and Cabernet.

Once the petals were all cut out I used ink around the edges and added dimension using a skewer.  

The leaves were cut from Lemon Grass and then attached to the back with glue.  

Using Photoshop I created the thank you tags.  I printed the tags out on Royal Sundance Linen Cardstock.  I love the texture of the linen card stock and the contrast against the Esse Pearl Card Stock.  

Trim out the tags and attach the flowers to the top.  

I now folded the boxes together inserting the tabs into the slots.  Once folded together I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the top.  

Cut a length of hemp rope and thread through the punched hole.  Thread the tag on and tie a bow on the back.  

Here is another look at the finished boxes.  Aren't they just so cute all lined up?!  

These go together very quickly and would be such a fun way to package up a few goodies to give out at the end of a bridal shower or wedding reception.  I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here on the team and loved working with all the wonderful card stock.  You can keep track of me and all my crafty pursuits over on my blog:

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