Friday, October 30, 2015

Flavours Gourmet White Embossed Wedding

Hello friends and welcome back! It's Kristie Larsen here to share with you a very simple but very elegant wedding card. Here is my completed card. 

I started with some Flavours Gourmet card stock in a light grey. I then embossed some flowers with white embossing powder. I started small, laying out the images one by one until I got a look that I wanted.
I purposely left it non-symetrical, because I think this added some modern elegance. I added a double layered sentiment using some vellum underneath some Flavours Gourmet dark blue. I love how it creates a nice shadow. I finished it off with some rain stones.

I think this is a great way to make up wedding cards as they happen through the year. Once you know the brides colours you can change the card base and sentiment colours to match. I think the embossing is a simple yet elegant way to make up a card. I have many friends who don't like a lot of layers on cards. It keeps it hand made yet modern and not too crafty. This card will suit many styles! And it comes together so fast. A great thing for when June comes around and so many people get hitched! One night in the craft room and you can make up a handful of them. Thats my kind of design!

And that's it today! Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you get a chance to hop over to the store to check out the last minute sales going on for the month of October. Get your hands on a few sample packs of Flavours Gourmet for all your wedding card making needs!

Until next time,

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Watercolor with Distress Inks

Halloween is knocking on our door (trick or treat!) and Fall colors are beautiful and inviting. I wanted to see how well Distress Inks handle a watercolor treatment on Savoy 100% Cotton cardstock. I've used this cardstock with other watercolors, here and here, so I was pretty confident I would continue to love the Savoy!

I die cut the Savoy cardstock and then I stamped this beautiful tree set using several different distress inks.

Then, using the water brush, I activated the ink and created the watercolor look I wanted. I think it turned out great! Traditional watercolor paper may still be necessary for some techniques, but I'm pleased with the Savoy Cotton for this lovely card.

I layered my card onto Basis Dark Red and then on to a Neenah Solar White card base. I stamped and embossed my sentiment on Flavours Gourmet Carmelized Mustard.

This was a simple card and I enjoyed the time watercoloring. I could easily make several of these cards. If you find yourself wanting to make extra holiday cards in the next month or so, we would love to encourage you to send them to the Caring Hearts Card Drive (visit the link to find out all the details!).

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Gift Card Wallet with Flavour Gourmet

Hello there! Long time no see... well on my side anyway. I was down for the count with pneumonia AND moved house all in the same two week period. And let me just say, I was down for the count! But, I'm back up, my craft space is coming together nicely and I am breathing easier! Today I wanted to share with you a fun gift giving option this fall season. A little gift card wallet made with some Flavours Gourmet card stock. 

I started with this beautiful dark blue and die cut the stitching holes for my wallet, as well as the pocket for the card holder. I scored down the middle where I would fold the card stock to make the wallet.
 I then used a blade to cut the top of the pocket to create an opening.
 In that opening I then punched just a half of a circle using a 3/4" circle punch. This helps getting that gift card in and out easy.
 I then wanted to make this little gift card holder a thank you gift. So I die cut three sentiments. One out of my favorite gold glitter paper, and two using white card stock. I stuck them all together using Tombo Multi adhesive. Works great!

I glued the wallet together folding on the score line and then stitched around it all with some twine. I also added some watercolored die cut leaves and a bow. I love how this looks like a jean jacket. Goes great with the fall time theme!
And there you have it. A fun way to give a gift card. I had a ToysRUs card in my wallet, really wish it was an iTunes card ;) that would have made for a better photo and a better gift! But you fill it with whatever you wish for your recipient. I know they will love it!

Thanks for stopping in today. It's good to be back on my feet and with you all again. I have missed you!!
Check out the store. There are discounts on Flavours Gourmet going on right now! They are such beautiful colours for an array of projects. A must in the craft room.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick or Treat...

Hello!  Lisa here today popping in with a quick share of a card that would be perfect for any little treater next weekend...

The cardbase for this card was created with Curious Metallic Cardstock in Mandarin.  I love the thickness and shine this cardstock possesses.  I then layered it with two die cut panels of patterned paper.  The bear, hat, pumpkin and goodie bag were all stamped on Curious Metallic Cardstock in Cryogen White, colored with copics and fussy cut out. I then layered them onto the diecut panel with Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue and foam adhesive squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Autumn Thank You Card

Hi there!  It's Annie here again with a quick and easy autumn thank you card made with some of the gorgeous colored cardstock from the Flavours Gourmet collection.

Start by cutting a standard A2 cardbase (5.5in x 4.25in) from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and score it down the center to make a side-folding card.  Then cut a piece of Thai Basil cardstock to 4.125in x 5.375in and a piece of Chestnut Creme cardstock to 4in x 5.25in to create your background layers.

Die-cut and emboss (or punch) your sunflowers from Caramelized Mustard, Thai Basil, and Moroccan Cocoa cardstocks and set aside.  Then create a flourished background layer by die-cutting or punching the shape from some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  The "thanks" sentiment can be die-cut from Tangelo cardstock or stamped if you do not own this type of word die.

Place the flourished background layer back into the die and lightly sponge yellow ink around the edges to give the piece a subtle yellow glow with a clean white edge.  In addition, sponge orange ink around the perimeter of the sunflower shape to give your flowers a little added interest.

Glue the Chestnut Creme layer onto the Thai Basil layer with tape runner and then wrap a strip of gingham ribbon around this piece before adhering the panel to your Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardbase.  Then pop the flourished background layer up on top using foam tabs.

Glue the stem and sentiment to the card using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Notice that I've removed one of the leaves where I will be placing a second sunflower.

Adhere your die-cut sunflower using foam tabs for a little extra dimension.  For a little extra color and embellishment, add coordinating sequins to the card with Tombow liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today...and remember that the Flavours Gourmet Cardstock is on sale this month!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yearly Keepsake

Hi crafters! I am back with a family traditional gift idea perfect for the holidays.  Each year at Thanksgiving each member of our family would write down on a piece  paper: your thoughts of the year, things you thankful for etc... So this year I decided to make it actually more special instead of our usual hand torn piece of paper we normally would do.  So I went to Target and found these clear pails for a dollar and decided this would be perfect for what I was thinking.

 Supplies Used:

 1. I punched out some flowers with a punch I had using the Cabernet Burgundy paper from the Flavours Gourmet paper pack from CutCardStock.  I then took my Glue Dots Mini Dot n Go and adhere each layer of the flowers together making sure to stagger each one.  I must say this truly is the best paper to use for flowers because of its ability to withstand water, mist etc... without it ripping. Most papers tend to start ripping when you are spraying them with water, but this makes molding flowers so easy so I really look to use a very durable paper.

Next you want to create some journal tags for inside of the pail.  I cut each tag 3x6 stamped lines as shown below and a header for each one. 

Once done I then punched out some leaves to go along with the flowers using Flavours Gourmet Cardstock in Thai Basil
Piece everything together and adhere it to the front of the pail and pop in your tags and you have a gorgeous centerpiece for the Holidays even!!


 I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and thanks so much for stopping by!

Millennium Pure Black Drawing pens Glue Dot's Mini Dot Dispenser   Thai Basil Card Stock Cabernet Card Stock