Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy Fathers Day: An Easel Card...

Hello Card stock fans!  Lisa here with you today sharing an Easel type card with all of you today, and how to make one yourself!  Let's get started...

1. Collect your supplies needed and card stock.  I chose to use Basis card stock in the colors of Gold, Red, Orange, and Light Brown.  You will then need to trim the Light Brown card stock to 4 1/4" x 11", score the top half at the 2 1/2" and at the 5 1/2" line.  Then trim the Red yardstick to 4 1/8" x 5 1/4".  The Orange and Gold card stock panels just need to be big enough to die cut the tag and to stamp the cones onto it.

2. After diecutting the Gold tag use it as a stencil to mark onto a second tag cut from Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock.

3. Use post it notes to mask off the areas as you stamp each individual image into each square, as seen below.

4. Use a stencil and distress ink to cover the Red card stock, and give the look of a brick wall.  I then stamped the sign onto the Gold card stock and trimmed it out.  I also stamped the cones onto the Orange card stock, trimmed them out and added white with a white gel pen.  Finally, I cut a 1" strip of the orange card stock to add the road sign onto to ask as a stopper for the easel part of this card.

5.  Adhere orange strip on the inside of the card partway down and adhere all cones to it as well.  Next, I stamped the inside sentiment just underneath it.

6. I then adhered the red panel to a white panel and onto the bottom part of the light brown card base using the lower score line and going down.  I then adhered the tag with a staple in the left corner.

8.  And ta-da!  Your card is ready to go on display!

Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Peek-A-Boo Father's Day Box Card

What style or type of card do you like to make most? My style usually is clean and simple but today I want to show you an interesting technique to bring out the best of your card in a different way! I call it a box card, you heard (read) it right it's a card in a form of box. :) Don't get the idea? Let's take a look, shall we? 

Look at the three boxes I created below, what's inside remains a mystery. Perhaps you want to keep reading to find out what is the special surprise. Since Father's Day is next month, I decided to use this as the theme. Do you also see super cute label on the boxes and the envelope? It's one of the Avery products that is available at CutCardStock too, aren't they just too adorable with the little mustache on it? 

I know you are losing patience, maybe I should reveal the secret! 



What do you think? Likey? I finally found a away to create this cute little surprise box to send to your beloved father this Father's Day! Dads deserve something special too (and crafty)! hehe.

I decided to make this one to reveal the sentiment "Happy Father's Day" but you can always replace it with anything you like (a gift card would work too, who says dads don't like shopping?!). ***wink wink***

Or maybe...just maybe...use it as a regular gift box! Wa-la...now it becomes a double opening gift box!

Do you want to know how to make it? It's simple...and since you are so patient following me up to this point, I want to share this cut file with you for free (only for personal use)! All you need to do is download the SVG file at the bottom of this post and come back here for the tutorial. 

Step 1: Download cut file and using your cutting machine, cut the image. Following two pictures are what you should get.

Step 2: Take the A cut-out from above and fold along dotted lines (as shown below) and glue B behind the circle opening on A.

Step 3: Glue C1 to the inner left and C2 to the inner right of the box (with the dotted section close to the outer edge).

Step 4: Glue result from Step 2 to the center of the box base. Insert both flaps (C1 and C2) into the center piece (right behind the circle opening)

Step 5: Fold the base to form a box and glue all connecting flaps.

Step 6: Pick a photograph, use a circle die or fussy cut the circle (the size of the circle above), then adhere the cut out picture to behind the circle.

Step 7: (optional) Decorate the box with pattern papers, I use the origami papers from CutCardStock and they look great!

NOTE: For the belt, cut a strip of 2" height paper and stick the wrap-around Avery label on the paper. Score at each corner of the box and glue both ends to form a belt. 

There are a wide selection of templates for the wrap around label on Avery's website, check them out! The step to print the label is also only few simple clicks.

You can even use this wrap around label on regular envelope, and if you don't like this box card idea here I have a simple, easy to create father's day card that you might be interested. :)

That's all, I hope you like this project! Leave me a comment if you have any problem assembling this box card and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. I hope you have a wonderful and keep creating! See you soon. -Alexia

Download Cut File: Peek-A-Boo Box Card

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Father's Day Gift Tag

So, the minutes are ticking down on Father's Day and you still need a quick and easy gift idea...no problem! It's Annie, and I'm back today with a simple handmade gift tag project for those of us with dads who love snacking.

Let's start with the materials.  I'm using Basis Cardstocks in Navy, Natural, and Green because they are nice, sturdy 80 pound cardstocks that come in beautiful vibrant colors.  I love this color combination for masculine projects...it kinda has a prep-school or mallard vibe to it. :) 

Start by cutting your tag layers.  I used nesting pennant dies to cut mine, but you can easily cut these shapes by hand.  For the navy base layer, trim your cardstock to 2.5" x 8.5", score and fold the strip in the center at 4.25", and cut a simple fishtail shape at the bottom. Then, create 2" x 3.5" pennants out of green and natural cardstock, and a 1.5" x 3" pennant out of natural cardstock.

For a little added texture, I embossed the navy base layer with a fun 3D woven pattern that reminded me of a fishing creel.  Basis cardstocks take heavy embossing like this really well...no cracks in sight!

Stamp squirrel and acorn images onto Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and color them with alcohol markers (I used Copic markers here).  Then use the coordinating dies or fussy-cut the images.

Stamp the sentiment onto the bottom of the smallest natural pennant with pigment ink, add clear embossing powder, and melt it with your heat tool.

Layer the small natural pennant onto the large green pennant with tape runner, and then glue the entire piece down to the front of the navy tag base with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose liquid glue (since the tag is deeply embossed, the liquid glue ensures a tight hold).  Then, adhere your colored die-cuts with foam adhesive.

Glue the larger natural pennant to the inside of the tag with liquid glue.  This gives you a large space to write a sweet message for dad!

Punch or poke a hole in the upper left corner of the tag to pass a short length of jute through.  Wrap the jute around the neck of your recipient's favorite jar of nuts and tie a small bow to attach.

I hope you enjoyed this simple Father's Day gift idea and thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies featured today and remember that Basis Cardstocks are on sale this month!

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