Monday, November 30, 2015

Hot Cocoa Wedding Favors

Hi again!  It's Annie back with a cute favor idea for those winter or Christmastime weddings.  I was married (several years ago) just a week before Christmas because I love the season so much, but I tied the knot in the Caribbean so there were no fun winter favors anywhere!  Had I gotten married back in the States, though, this is the type of favor I had always planned on giving.

I used a ton of different CutCardStock products in these favors because I wanted to show you several different color combinations.  Each favor incorporates one glitter, one translucent, and one Pop Tone cardstock in different combos - red and white, green and gold, and white and silver.

I started by die-cutting all of the different parts of my favor box.  The snowflake box bases were cut from Wild Cherry, Jellybean Green, and Sweet Tooth Pop Tones Cardstock.  Curious Translucent Iridescent Pearl (red favor), Iridescent Gold (green favor), and Iridescent Silver (white favor) were used for the windows, while Opulant Opal (red favor), Gold (green favor), and Silver (white favor) glitter cardstocks were used for the outer accent pieces.

You'll want to glue the translucent panels to the inside of your favor boxes using a strong liquid glue like Tombow Mono Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.

Glue the glitter accent pieces to the outside of the favor boxes using liquid glue or tape runner as well.

Fill plastic favor bags with several scoops of hot chocolate powder topped with lots of mini marshmallows.  You can tie the bag shut with pretty ribbon or just use nice twist-ties like I did here.

After placing a bag of cocoa in each favor, tie them shut with some polyester satin ribbon that coordinates with the rest of the accent pieces.

To create the tags, I die-cut several small flag shapes from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and stamped a cute sentiment using Versamark ink.  Then, I added either gold or silver embossing powder to the tag and melted it with my heat tool.

I opted to keep the tags simple so that they were easy to reproduce and wouldn't compete with the intricate favor boxes.  Looking for other great sentiments to go with your hot cocoa favors?  Try "Warmest Thanks" or "You Warm Our Hearts". 

Attach your tags to the appropriate box (gold with gold, silver with silver) and you have a gorgeous wedding favor that is sure to make your guests happy!  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!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thank You Card with Flavours Gourmet

Hello there! It's Kristie Larsen again sharing with you a little thank you card using all die cuts and Flavour Gourmet card stock.

These colours were perfect for the jewel toned card I wanted to create. I used two different shades of green for the leaves and two different shades of grey.  I die cut multiples of each shape because I wanted to stack them and make them more dimensional. I used Tombow Mono Multi adhesive to put them together. I love that stuff. It's super sticky so you don't need to use a lot. Which means it lasts a long time!
For the sentiment I used a few layers of a darker grey for the shadow (the lighter complementary grey was used for the card base) and then I topped it with a white card stock.
I curved the sentiment around the top part of the card. This is really easy to do with die cut sentiments. They bend easy!

I decided to back the flowers with vellum because I wanted to lighten it up just a bit. You can see I did stamp a background image to give it some interest and added some burnt orange tidbits here and there to add another complementary color.

And that's all for today! Very simple card but I think it turned out quite elegant with all the different colours of card stock.
Thanks for joining me.
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Blessings tag with foil accents

We are in the holiday spirit here on the CutCardStock blog! Amber here with you today, and I wanted to share a tag I made using ink blending. I've seen some amazing backgrounds created using Tim Holtz Distress ink, and I wanted to try them on CutCardStock's Savoy 100% Cotton cardstock.

I used some precut card fronts that are so convenient.... love them! I also grabbed the foil cardstock and picked a few shades of ink to create my starry night background.

I die cut all my pieces - two sizes of stitched rectangles for my tag and the snowflake and sentiment from the foil cardstock. The foil cardstock die cut like butter!

Using my ink blending tool, I swirled on my inks until I had just the look I wanted. To add some interest, I used some water in my paint brush and flicked the splashes in my inked up cardstock. When that was dry, I smeared some white ink, watered it down a bit and repeated the splatter technique. I love how it turned out!

I stamped the "Christmas" part of my sentiment with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

Then, I simply put all the pieces together. I glued them on to the tag using my Mono Multi glue and tweezers. I layered everything on to the second, larger tag. After punching a hole, I added a bit of white satin ribbon and some silver string from my stash.

What I love about making tags is that I can add them to a gift wrapped simply with regular wrapping paper and suddenly it looks like I did something extra special!

CutCardStock products used in the project:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Advent Calendar using Red, White & Green

Hello there! It's Kristie Larsen here and I'm sharing with you one of my favorite projects that I do almost every year. An Advent Calendar! I love making Advent calendars so much. It looks intensive, I know, but it is a really easy feat with

I started with two different shades of green. Both by Basis and both beautiful. I die cut twelve of each colour making 24 boxes in all.

I put the sides together using glue dots and the flaps together using Score-tape.
 I also die cut 24 panels that fold over to make these into cute matchboxes!
Once the flaps were folded I slid them over the already folded box. But before that I hole punched twice on each side. Only a little notch on the end and a  hole just in from it. This way the bakers twine will stay put in the groove instead of rolling around. The twine was slid through each hole and tied at the top. I used different lengths to add some interest when I hang them.

I measured the little box so I could print some inserts with the advent activities on them. My kids are on the eastern school cycle which ends in November which means we have ALL of December off. Because of this, I like to create fun activities to do to help fill most of our December days with holiday fun!

I die cut the medallions out of red and folded them and put them together with hot glue.

I made folded and glued twenty four while watching a movie! It was the most relaxing night I had all week ;) The inside snowflake was die cut using the white Teton Deckled Edge paper and there is another white die cut circle glued to the back to keep the medallion together.

I then hot glued the medallion on the outside of each matchbox cover and used Tombow Mono glue for the inside insert.

I have a whole pile of Christmas books we put under the tree for reading throughout the month. So a lot of the days have a book activity and some boxes have Christmas movies to watch. I also put in some crafting and baking activities as well as some scripture reading for the Nativity story. I put little treats in too for my kids to unwrap each day.

I strung some twine up on the wall (held with washi tape) and added each box using a miniature clothes pin which were SO adorable I just had to buy them. They are just as cute being used. They do not disappoint!!

I added some little ornaments in-between boxes for a little bit more interest. I LOVE how it turned out. Nice and sturdy too so I can use it for many more years or even give it away if next year I *need* to make another calendar using amazing products! It's just so much fun, I hate to miss out on it ;)

That's it for today! Lots of lovely papers to use for holiday crafting, and your in luck because they are still on sale for another week!  Be sure to head to the store to stock up on all your supplies before the holidays really take off without you!

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you found some inspiration here and have a great Thanksgiving week!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Journals

Hi crafters! Today I am here sharing some gift ideas for Christmas.  This year I thought I would do something different with my niece and nephew and made them some Christmas journal books.  From December 1st until Christmas Eve they will have to write in these journals their dreams and wishes for Christmas.  Then I will have them each share their wishes and thoughts on Christmas Eve with everyone.

So I found some perfect books I could use and covered them with  CutCardStock: Classic Crest: Solar Whiteand Stardream Metallic:Fairway.  For the sentiment I used  Bright Foil Cardstock and  Classic Crest: Solar White.  Everything is pieced together with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose glue.

I then used my CutCardStock in Royal Sundance:  Emerald Green

 I used a die from Spellbinders in the shape of a Christmas tree and used Stardream Metallic:Fairway.  I just love how nice and thick this paper is and it ran through my Spellbinders Grand Calibur with such ease and it cut all the intricate pieces with just one pass.  That goes to show the true quality of the paper.

Now just glue it to the front of your covers as shown below

Now you have some journal books with memories that will last a lifetime!

GoldStardream Metallic FAIRWAY (green)  105lb Cardstock 8.5x11 -25 pkMono Multi-Purpose Liquid GlueNeenah classic Crest Solar White