Friday, February 26, 2016


Hi crafters!  Today I am sharing a perfect card for a wedding.  I love the beauty and feel of the CutCardStock Classic Linen Pearl paper.  So I decided to use this along with some Stardream Metallic Onyx.  The color combo to me is perfect,

Truly gorgeous papers to use the shimmer of these papers are too die for!

I used Tombow Multi Purpose Glue to piece it all together.  I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and thanks so much for having me!!

Supplies Used:
Stardream Metallic ONYX (Black)  105lb Cardstock -25 pkpearl linen cardstockMono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Foil for glitter n' shine

Hi.. Bev here today.  So how are you today? I am super excited to share a page using foil with lots of sparkle and shine. What a great touch to any project.

I started the background with paint splatter. I then started my accents using American Crafts Foil paper pad. The quality of the paper is perfect. It was easy to emboss, spellbinder cut a frame and was a charm cutting with my Cricut.


Here is the close up of the embossed and matted section using foil .. and foil matting too.

In this section you can view all 3 .. embossed foil, Cricut cut title with heartsand the spellbinders photo frame.

Now in this section we will draw attention to the Pink Paisley 6x6" Atlas patterned papers which are a great background to my page... lots of color and depth is added when layering along with texturing too. To this I added a fun clustered upper corner, some sew easy ink roller zigzag stitching, some signo white gel pen doodled lines and some brad accents

Supply List:

So glad you could join me today.. thanks for visiting and come again soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Water-colour Bunting with Linen Cardstock

Good Morning fans! It's Kristie Larsen here and I am sad to say, this is my very last post for CCS! I have been so blessed to have the privilege to design for for the last year and I am sad to go! But I am excited to share with you one last project. This month we are focusing on home decor and it has been so much fun to create for. The DT has had some wonderful decor inspiration this month!

Today I want to show you a bunting that I made. I have now used it in two different places in my house and I can see how it is going to get a lot of mileage in the years to come. 

I started with some Linen Cardstock and die cut it into bunting triangles. I wanted to have a big bunting, or a few smaller sized ones, so I die cut a lot of paper. My entire package actually! I wanted to try a watercolored look to them. I love the life and texture water-colour gives because of the intensity of color combined with more 'watery' spots.

I smeared some distress ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water until it was nice and wet and then I rubbed the die cut triangle in the water-colour until it was covered, but splotchy on both sides.

Since I wanted a lot of bunting,  I did about 8 of each color. you can see they are splotchy and watercolory, which is just how I wanted them. My hands got quite messy but the work was fast. I just laid them out to dry on the floor in my craft room and in a matter of minutes they were done. 

Next I took this embossing folder and ran each triangle through my Big Shot. It fit two triangles at once which made it fast work too.

Whew! I love the texture of these folders! Isn't it amazing?  You can see how the embossing and the splotchiness of the water-colour really give it some fun dimension.

Because I want this to last awhile, I chose to sew the triangles onto this rope cording. I knew glue wouldn't have the holding power I was looking for. I chose a zigzag stitch and you can see on the back side how the stitch went right over the cording to keep it in place. I made sure to stitch some of the cording  at both ends so it wouldn't budge.  Gives it a nice finished look.

 Once I was done I had three large strands of buntings.
I first strung them up for my son's birthday party out in our bbq area. It made the whole place so fun and exciting for his party! But I didn't want them there long term so I moved them to a different place in the house which is originally what I created them for....
Our reading corner! I have been wanting a reading corner for say, like... 11 years?! And finally I made one! I purchased a rug at Ikea and made up some pillow covers for some old floor pillows we have. The bunting was just the perfect touch to make this place extra special. I know its a stereo type to say boys don't like to read, but it has kind of been true in my family. I wanted to make a place that they were comfortable in and excited about. I love how the bunting makes it a special place. My kids absolutely love it!
I'm excited that I can use this bunting for just about anything! Parties, bedrooms, doorways, you name it! And since I have three strips I can use them in multiple places without having to take them down. I really think they are one of the most versatile home decor projects you can make!

Thanks for joining me today and for all the fun I have had in the last year! has been so amazing and has so many wonderful things in store for you. Don't forget to check out the specials going on this month and I hope you have a wonderful day. And Happy Crafting!!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Linen Pantry Labels

Hi there!  It's Melanie sharing another Home Decor project - these simple Pantry Labels that I made using my Cricut Explore machine and Linen Card Stock.

Last month I was hosting a 4-week De-Clutter, Simplify & Organize Your Home Challenge and transformed my kitchen pantry.  To complete the newly organized space, I created some labels using the Cricut Home Organization cartridge, Linen card stock (Eclipse Black), Linen card stock (Solar White)Chipboard (0.22 thickness) and a Cricut medium tip black pen.

My Cricut Explore did all the work writing the labels!  I used the Cricut Alphabet Font and each label measures 4 x 2.5.  Once the labels were cut, I adhered them together.  The chipboard will help keep these labels durable (since they will be handled frequently) but the Linen card stock makes my pantry feel more elegant with its beautiful texture!

Once everything was glued together, I grabbed a hole puncher and some twine.  My Cricut Explore could have cut the holes for me but it was just as easy to punch myself.

I used twine to attach the labels to the baskets and items in my pantry.

The baskets in my pantry have holes to make it easy to attach these labels.

I also made a few "Tag" labels to hang from our food stored in jars using Chipboard only.

I love how these labels help organize the space now!

Supplies to make these labels are listed below (P.S.-Linen Card Stock is on sale right now!!)


Monday, February 22, 2016

Mr and Mrs Luggage Tags

Hi everyone, Amber here today and I'm sharing a project that I think would make a great gift for a newlywed couple heading out on their honeymoon, or a couple celebrating their anniversary with a special trip.

The project started by cutting the words "Mr" and "Mrs", using my Silhouette Cameo and Kings Crown Gold Silk Glitter cardstock. With the cut settings dialed in for glitter cardstock, my custom words cut like butter!

I wanted to create the tags using a bit of patterned paper, but also some Classic Crest 130lb to give a clean surface to write on for the back side of the tag and also a bit of sturdiness to the tag.

I die cut two sets of tags and started to assemble everything. Using the Zig Millenium and Gold Uniball Signo pens, I created lines and address information for the tags. Then I simply adhered everything together.

To protect the tag, I used my fuse tool and pieces cut from a scrapbook page protector. I traced around the tag to seal and cut the plastic to size.

I finished off the tags with a bit of white satin ribbon. These tags will stand out in a sea of black luggage, but also make the couple feel special!

CutCardStock products used in this project: