Friday, October 28, 2016

Glow-In-The-Dark Creepy Gift Bag


Delight your young trick-or-treaters with this spooky glow-in-the dark treat bag.

The Materials

I used paper from Cut Card Stock called Glama Translucent Paper
to create the spider web.  I chose a fairly thick paper because I wanted to
paint it with glow-in-the-dark paint.  It is a bit tricky to fold and cut; however if you use a bone folder, and heavy-duty scissors, you can do it!

Follow the instructions below for folding a 7" square piece of translucent paper.

Once the paper is cut, carefully unfold the paper to reveal a spider web.  If it looks like a snowflake, save it for Christmas and try again!

Paint the spider web with glow-in-the-dark paint or add glitter or whatever you'd like to embellish the web.

After the web has dried, I calligraphed the names of the children on the bottom of black treat bags.  I punched a hole through the top of the folded bag, filled it with candy and small toys and affixed the web with string.

To create the creepy spider, I used 6 pieces of black pipe cleaners.  See the instructions in the photo for assembly.

After the google eyes are affixed, I attached the string to the back of the spider.
Lastly, I charged the web with a bright lamp light so it will glow nicely in the dark!

Happy Halloween!
Kathryn Podorsky

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thanks Twist and Pop Gift Card Holder

Hello and welcome to the CutCardStock Blog! It's Gloria with you today with a pop-up gift card holder.
When this card is opened, an accordion fold mini album "pops" out! There is space to write messages, place photos, and a space for a gift card as well. The whole card folds up for mailing, and is secured by a belly band!

 1. Cut Flavours Gourmet Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock to 11" x 4 1/4" and score at 5 1/2" to make a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" top-fold card. We will work, on the INSIDE of the card first.

2. Cut another piece of the Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock to 3 1/2" x 10" and score at 2 1/2", 5", and 7 1/2". Accordion fold in a valley, mountain, valley pattern. Burnish score lines and set this piece aside.

3. Cut another piece of Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock to 3 1/2" x 8". Score on the short side at 1 3/4" and burnish. Unfold and rotate the paper to the long side. Use a ruler and pencil to mark the top edge at 2 1/4" and 5 3/4". Mark the bottom edge also at  2 1/4" and 5 3/4". Score an "X" using the pencil marks as a guide.

4. Fold the paper on the score lines to make a tent shape as shown. Burnish all folds. This piece becomes the pop-up mechanism for the card.

5. Working on the INSIDE of the card, cut two pieces of Classic Linen Natural Cardstock to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"and attach to the top and bottom panels. Cut two pieces of Prima Vintage Emporium paper to 5 1/4" x 4" and attach to the top and bottom panels. Place Scor-tape on the back of the "tent" pop-up mechanism as shown.

6. Place the point of the mechanism just below the fold, centered at 2 1/8" from the left edge. Place score tape on the top of the mechanism as shown. Close the card to adhere the top panel to the pop-up mechanism.

7. Open the card. The pop-up mechanism will unfold. Place Scor-tape in the lower left and upper right corners as shown.

8. Center the accordion fold piece over the pop-up mechanism and attach.
9. Cut four Classic Linen Natural Cardstock panels to 3 3/8" x 2 3/8" and attach to each panel of the accordion mini. Cut four decorative panels from coordinating decorative paper (Prima Vintage Emporium, Stationer's Desk, and Time Traveler's Memories) to 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and attach to each panel.

10. Stamp a sentiment with brown ink onto a Classic Linen Cardstock rectangle and mat with Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock. Attach the sentiment to the top panel as shown. Use a die template to cut a gift card holder from Prima Vintage Emporium paper. Stamp a message across the bottom of the gift card holder with brown ink. Attach the gift card holder to the bottom panel.
11. Fold the card closed. Work the mechanism a few times to make sure it opens and closes smoothly.
12. Use distress inks to color a sheet of Prima Vintage Emporium Watercolor Paintables paper. (Use Carved Pumpkin, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey.)

13. Cut a piece of Classic Linen Natural Cardstock to 5 3/8" x  4 1/8" and attach to the card front. Cut the inked watercolor paper to  5 1/4" x 4" and attach to the card front. Cut one strip of Prima Vintage Emporium paper to 5 1/4" x 1 1/2". Use a border punch to trim the right edge of a 5 1/2" x 1" piece of Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock. Attach the cardstock to the decorative paper strip and then attach the panel to the left edge of the card front as shown.
13. Create a belly band to hold the card closed. Trim Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock to 1 1/2" x 11" and fold around the card, securing the band at the back. Layer a piece of Classic Linen Cardstock cut to 1 3/8" x 10 7/8" over the top of the band. Cut one strip of Prima Vintage Emporium paper to 1 1/4" x 6" and a second strip 1 1/4" x 4". Splice the strips together and layer on top of the band. Use a die cut template to cut "thanks" from Toasted Nutmeg Cardstock and glue the word to the belly band as shown. Slip the band over the card for mailing.

Thanks for looking!

~ Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Envelope Gift Bag

Need a quick hostess thank you gift? Here is a quick way to turn an envelope into a gift bag, just right for a gift card to the hostess' favorite resturant.
I started with  a Flavours Gourmet Chestnut Cream A7 envelope.

I sealed it, then scored it 1" in on the top, bottom and one side. The other side I cut down to 7" creating on opening for the bag.

Then I folded the sides and bottom out.  The corner tabs I folded up towards the side of the bag.

Next I worked on flattening out the bag.  I folded the center crease into the envelope. The triangle tab is folded in towards the bottom of the envelope. The bottom of the bag is folded up. The top half of the bottom flap is folded down.

Then I cut a piece of Flavours Gourmet Chestnut Cream and used at large edge punch to create the handle. I glued on the first side then flipped it to over to attach the other handle matching the holes.

I heat embossed a piece of Flavours Gourmet Nutmeg with VersaMark Ink and clear embossing powered. I love the 2 tone look.
I cut a banner from Flavours Gourment Tanglo and Chestnut Cream. I used an embossing folder on the Tanglo paper and stamped Many Thanks on the Chestnut Cream. I added some lace and pearls.

To finish it off, I tied it together to brown and orange ribbons.

Now if I only had some place to go, so I can give this away.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lisa M.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Butterfly Shaker Gift Tag

It's Alexia here today to share a gift idea with you - I created this butterfly shaker gift tag that is good for any occasions. My son was invited to his classmate's birthday party yesterday and after I had wrapped up the present I felt like something was missing so this idea came to me to create a butterfly gift tag which I think a little girl (or adult) will like. See below for the instructions to make these cute tags!


Step 1: First die-cut butterfly frames using metal dies (you can do it with electronic cutting machine if you want to). For one shaker tag, cut two red, four medium-weight chipboard and two acetate butterfly frames (for the acetate frames, make sure to only run the dies through the die-cut machine once- do not cut out the center piece). Another way to do it is to die-cut the acetate with only the larger butterfly die.

Tips: Secure the metal dies with masking tape so all the cutout frames are the same size.

Step 2: Take one chipboard frame and glue it to the back of a red frame (do this to the other red frame as well).

Step 3: Glue the acetates to each of the red frames from Step 4 then glue one chipboard frame on to each of the acetate frames.

Step 4: Apply a loop of ribbon on the top-center of the butterfly with double-sided tape (or hot glue if preferred).

Step 5: Fill the center with sequins and apply glue around the frame. Adhere the remaining chipboard frame to it and followed by the last red frame with acetate to seal.

Done! I hope you find this project fun and inspiring. Until next time! Happy Crafting. - Alexia