Friday, January 29, 2016

DIY Wedding Invitations Following 2 Trends for 2016

Hello!  It is Lisa here today with you and I am super excited to share two different sets of Wedding Invitations I've created based on two hot trends for 2016: Woodland and Watercolor.  These trends are not new to paper crafters and many other medium alike, but they are still going to be as hot as ever in the world of weddings and they are easy looks you can recreate for your special occasion!  First, let's go over how to re-create the watercolor invitations...

Watercolor Invitation Supply List:
Curious Metallic Cryogen White
Stardream Metallic A7 Flat Cards: Aquamarine
Stardream Metallic Card stock: Aquamarine
Glitter Paper: POW Silver
Flavours Courmet A-7 Smoked Sea Salt Envelopes
Gansai Tambi Water Color Paint Set
BBP Marathon Runner Tape
Flat Paintbrush


  • Start by using a flat paintbrush and watercolor of choice ( I used cornflower blue ) on a full sheet of Curious Metallic Cryogen White card stock.  The trick to keeping the card stock from warping is to use a light amount of water and use broad strokes back and forth.  I've provided an overview and close up picture below.

  • Once your card stock has dried completely you can run it through your printer. You do not need a special printer for this, but I do suggest printing only a few at a time to make sure it is pulled correctly through.
  • Next you will need to trim your invitation to 6 3/4" x 4 3/4". (Tip: When trimming your paper start by taking 1" off each side at a time making sure to cut evenly on both sides) Adhere your invitation wording to the flat card. Trim your reception card and rsvp at this time.  You will need to trim them a 1/4" smaller all the way around so that some of your Glitter Cardstock. ( My outer measurements for these are as follows: reception card - 2 1/2" x 6 1/4"; rsvp card - 2 1/2" x 5")
  • At this time you can choose to add some glam with 2 strips of POW Silver Glitter Cardstock measuring 1" x 5" each.  One for the side of the invitation and one to go across the middle of the rsvp.

  • Adhere your glitter strips.

  • Adhere your written invitation panels, and your done!

Woodland Invitation:

Woodland Invitation Supply List:
Classic Crest Recycled Natural White Card stock
Savanna White Limba Woodgrain Card stock
Stardream Metallic Coral Card stock
Environment Raw A7 Envelopes
BBP Marathon Runner Tape
Optional: Cream chalk ink


  • Trim Woodgrain Card stock to 5" x 7".  I personally felt this color was too bright for the coordinating colors I had chosen so I lightly brushed the top of it with a cream chalk ink as seen below.

  • Trim Metallic Cardstock to 4 3/4" x 6 1/2", and wording to 4" x 5 3/4" and adhere altogether.  Finally tie twine around the top, wrapping it three times and tying it in the back.

  • Now trim outer woodgrain cardstock for reception card to 5 1/2" x 3 1/4", and then trim Stardream Metallic Card stock 1/4" smaller both ways and wording another 1/4" smaller than the Metallic Card stock.
  • For the rsvp card simply trim the Metallic card stock to 5" x 2" and trim wording to 1/4" smaller. Tie on twine as seen below.

I hope I've given you some inspiration and new ideas on how to make your own invitations easy, fun and trendy!
Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Brown Bag Kraft Birthday Card ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a Birthday Card that I made earlier this month for my nephew using Brown Bag Kraft Invitations and a Brown Bag Kraft A2 Flap Envelope.

I paper-pieced the Fun Coffee Cup stamp with design paper from my stash, and placed the Triple Birthday Sentiment stamp inside the cup. A clean and simple background was created with design paper, twine and a button, and then I popped the Fun Coffee Cup on my background.

I love creating matching envelopes to match my cards, so I stamped the envelope with part of the Fun Coffee Cup stamp.

All of the A7 Envelopes are on Sale for the month of January. That's not all ... all of our 6"x6" Patterned Card Stock Paper Pads is on Sale so it's the perfect time to stock up! You can see my original post for this card on my blog here.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine Envie

Hi crafters! Today I am sharing an envelope mini photo holder I made using CutCardStock Brown Bag A7 Bag Flap envelopes.  I put two together to form a sort of album in a sense.
(as shown below)
I used Stardream Metallic paper in Azalea and Metallic Rose Quartz for the inside of the photo holder.   I used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose glue for this project which is truly an amazing glue once you put something down it definitely is not coming back up!

Here is where I used the Stardream Metallic paper in Azalea to make a photo frame with a die I had.

I embossed the Metallic Rose Quartz on the front of the photo holder and I just love how sturdy the paper is because sometimes when you run paper through my embossing machine the paper will rip from the pressing of the machine because of the paper not being nice, and think like CutCardStock papers are!!
Well I hope everyone shared my post and thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the store lots of quality cardstock for your projects!

Stardream Metallic AZALEA 105lb Cardstock 8.5x11- 25 pkStardream Metallic Rose Quartz Card StockBrown Bag Kraft A7 Bag flap envelopesMono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine Gift Giving!

Hey-loo there!! It's Kristie Larsen here again and I'm excited to be able to share with you some Valentine gifts that I will be giving my boys this year. Now, having aalllll boys, I can't do things too cute and lovey-dovey so I opted for some bright and fun colours that happen to fit each of my boys taste.

I started with some various colours of card stock. I wanted these specific shades so I crossed over into different brands. I think they all look great together! I trimmed each card stock panel to 3.25 and stamped them with black hearts. I thought it would go great with my sentiment! I also cut some vellum panels at 4.25 and then used an edger to cut a zig zag pattern to peek up from under the coloured card stock.

I die cut some tags using some Neenah Classic Linen paper and stamped my sentiment. I love the texture of this great paper! I used a Zig double sided black pen to add some decorative doodling to the edges of the tag. I wanted it to be a bit more bold. I die cut the ring enforcers in each colour and glued them with Tombow Mono glue to finish off the tag.

I used glue lines to adhere the card stock and the vellum (you can see it peeking out from under the coloured card stock below) and then tied the tags on with some matching ribbon from my stash.

I think they turned out cute! My boys are already begging me to give them early. Being here in Singapore, they aren't very aware of American holidays, so they were pretty disappointed when I told them they had to wait until the actual day! They thought they were just for fun!

Next I made some of my own "glassine" bags using this great vellum from the store. I LOVE all the vellum that they carry. It comes in varying weights and can be used for an array of projects. I like the thin vellum for these kinds of bags so they are a bit see-through. Also the lighter weight is good for wrapping around the bottles since it doesn't give too much bulk.
I folded up the little bags and glued them together with more Tombow. I LOVE using Tombow for vellum. Its strong and you can't see it when it finally dries! I stamped each bag with the sentiment and heart and stuffed them with my boys favorite suckers. I seriously love this sentiment!

And here is the project all together. It does look a little like a beach party! Which is exactly how my boys would prefer celebrating Valentine's day. This is a great and versatile way to share this love holiday with those in your life. Share some fun!

And that's it for me today. Thanks for joining me. I hope you found some fun inspiration here today! And be sure to check out the store. They are still having a sale on A7 envelopes and of course they have all the card stock you could need and want to get ready for Valentine's Day!

Until next time,