Monday, January 30, 2017

The Shaker

Hello all, today's project was "tweaked" a bit from a Pinterest project I saw where you make a bag/pouch or purse using an envelope. I do have to apologize because I didn't save the pin but browsing around I found something similar hereThe tweaking part comes in when instead snipping off one of the envelope sides, you snip off the top when in landscape view instead.

Ok, let me explain: take an envelope, close it shut with a strong adhesive, like score tape as I used on mine and, snip off about 1/8th of an inch from the wider side of that envelope. The envelope should be in a landscape view.

The next step is to open the envelope (minding the score lines) while forming a flat base as on left figure; next fold in the bottom triangular flaps and add strong adhesive on flaps to close shut, as on figure 2. The sides are folded along the score lines to gusset the inside if needed.

It should look something like the above pics. And there it is, so very simple! 
I love making simple projects because they are so handy when in a hurry.

Time to decorate: Above are the embellishments I used to decorate the bag or purse (as I called it) when I decided to turn the envelope bag into a purse. A Shaker Purse, that is.
The pretty zig zag or commonly named chevron paper will be the background. It is from the same "Crush" 6 x 6 pack I used on my last project. For the frame and hearts, I used this red glitter cardstock (it won't leave glitter all over). The hearts will be the shaker pieces along with some red sequins. Because I needed the hearts be double sided, I just punched a few more hearts and used them as the backing for the previously punched hearts. the handle was made with thin wire covered with ribbon.

A few more pics from different angles and the "Shaker Purse" below.  Adorable!

And you can fill it with whatever treats you want. I was thinking a long handle would have been nice too and let a little girl use it to hold her candy to share.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today and, I hope you find this shaker purse worth the try. 

Most of the supplies used are linked, including the must haves: glitter cardstock and the envelopes which are size A7 and the color is a beautiful brownish color called Rubbed Sage

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CutCardstock Supplies used in this project:
Rubbed Sage (taupe)Red Glitter Card StockValentine 6x6 card stock paperFoam adhesive strips double sidedScor-Tape for paper craftingBlack

Friday, January 27, 2017

Design Team Call: Searching for the 2017 CutCardStock Creative Team!

Just a few days left to submit an application and be considered to become a part of this team! 

The CutCardStock Design Team is looking for creative individuals to join our team! If you are a card maker, hand letterer, scrapbooker, digital designer, or mixed media artist, we would love to hear from you. Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2017. Contact if you have any questions. If you would like to be considered for the team, here are the details: 


  • Selected Design Team members will be a part of the team from March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018 
  • Create 2 projects per month based on provided theme/product requirements (a total of 24 projects for the entire term) 
  •  Simple tutorial created to accompany projects, including great photos (you will need access to photo editing software) and clearly written instructions for the reader 
  • Upload photos and written steps to CutCardStock blog, proof and schedule post to publish on assigned day 
  • Sharing and promoting on social media platforms 

  • Design Team members will receive: CutCardStock Designer’s Packages loaded with lots of products to use for your required posts 
  • Quarterly product shipments and/or gift certificates for choosing product from 
  • An exclusive team discount for any purchases you make during your term 
  • Access to a private Facebook group to meet and connect with the other designers 
  • Your name, picture and link to blog/social media showcased on the CutCardStock blog Design Team page 
  • Design Team badge to add to your blog 
  • Bonus gift certificate for at the successful completion of the Design Team term 
How to Apply: 

  • Email Amber at with the subject line: 2017 CutCardStock Design Team Call 
  • Attach pictures of 3 projects showing your work. Your projects should reflect your style and the types of projects you would like to create for CutCardStock. 
  • You don’t have to use CutCardStock products in your submission projects. 
  • Include links to your blog and any online galleries where you share your projects. 
  • Introduce yourself and tell us about your crafting style and why you think you would be a great addition to the CutCardStock Design Team! 
  • If you have a crafter/artist resume, we would love to see that as well. 
The CutCardStock Design Team call is open to everyone; submissions for consideration will be accepted from December 20, 2016 to January 31st, 2017. New Design Team members will be notified via email no later than February 6, 2017.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


OH BOY! Baby Shower

I am proud to announce the approaching arrival of my first grand-baby!  My daughter, Mary, has many friends and family who were eager to help supply a lot of the necessities required for first-time parents.  So a shower was given to celebrate this new life in the making!
Being a printer and calligrapher, I offered to create the invitations and address the envelopes.  During the planning of the event, I also offered to decorate for the soiree'.  
We didn't have a theme for the shower so we used the colors from the baby's nursery:  navy, grey, and pale aqua.  

Because I only do in-house letterpress, I decided to outsource digital printing for the invitations.  I selected  Classic Crest 130lb Card Stock, available at
and hand calligraphed in a casual lettering style using white ink.

Of course I had to letterpress SOMETHING, so I ordered a few letterpress plates with the baby's name (Camden Matthew) and initials to be used on various items.
I letterpressed store-bought treat bags for the candy bar, and mini treat bags for after dinner mints.  We pre-stuffed the small bags, folded and secured with a tiny diaper pin for the guests.
I framed three letters spelling out the baby's initials and placed them in various areas around the room.  Can you find them???

I also letterpressed Cam's name on grey cards that I made into flags for the baby cakes.  This was a simple project using Gmund New Grey Card Stock, scissors, and Double Sided Score Tape, all available from

Below are more photos of how I decorated the event using hand-made paper pom-poms, ribbons, burlap, candles and other fun items.

I hope this post has given you a few ideas for planning and decorating your next baby shower.  I truly believe the little details help personalize an event and is a way to shower someone with love.  

Love, Kathryn "Lolli"

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Love You Card and Envelope

Hello and welcome to the CutCardStock Blog! It's Gloria with you today. We are still in "love mode" on the blog. I have created a 7" x 5" Valentine card, with a gift card pocket and a matching envelope.  
One of the many card styles that I enjoy creating is something I call "rustic elegant." For this card I paired wood grain cardstock and a wood token with sparkle ribbon and lace to create a rustic elegant Valentine's Day card.
Create a top fold card by cutting one piece of Classic Linen Natural White Cardstock to 7" x 5". Cut a second piece of the linen cardstock to 7 1/2" x 5" and score on the short edge at 1/2" from the top.

Fold and burnish on the score line. Place Scor-tape on the tab and attach both pieces of linen cardstock together to form a top fold, 7" x 5" card. Round the bottom corners of the card.

Cut Gmund Tindalo Kraft Brown Woodgrain Cardstock to 6 7/8" x 4 7/8" and round the bottom corners.

Trim the dot print from the Prima Tales of You and Me 6x6 Collection Kit to 3" x 4 7/8" and round the bottom corners. Attach the dot print to the woodgrain panel. Wrap a length of vintage pink lace around the top edge of the dot print and secure at the back.

Attach the woodgrain panel to the card front.
Use a doily die cut template to cut a doily shape from Classic Linen Natural White Cardstock. Trim the doily in half and attach one half the the right edge of the card, as shown.
Use a tag die template to cut a tag shape from the linen cardstock (4" x 2 1/4"). Decorate the tag with scraps of paper from the Prima Tales of You and Me 6x6 Collection Kit and stamp a Valentine message onto the center of the tag.

Attach a bow, created from burgundy sparkle satin ribbon, to the top of the tag. Attach a gift card to the back of the tag with a glue dot.
Attach a pre-made gift card envelope to the card front and insert the tag and gift card into the envelope.

Use a tag die template to cut amother tag shape from the linen cardstock (4" x 2 1/4"). Decorate the tag with paper from the Prima 6x6 pad.
Use a small heart punch to punch a heart from the woodgrain cardstock and another heart from the Prima paper. Attach both hearts to the top of the tag with foam squares.
Die cut two hearts from burgundy and ivory felt and glue to the tag. Glue a wood token to the tag, as shown.

Wrap a length of pink trim around the bottom of the tag and add a sticker from the Prima 6x6 kit. Use foam squares to attach the tag to the gift card pocket, as shown.

Cut a panel of the linen cardstock to  6 7/8" x 4 7/8" and round the bottom corners. Stamp the top of the panel with a Valentine message.

Cut the woodgrain cardstock to 2" x 4 7/8" and round the bottom corners. Attach the woodgrain panel to the bottom of the linen panel. Add a sticker from the Prima kit, using foam adhesive. Attach the panel to the inside of the card.
The card is finished. Now, let's decorate an envelope to match!
Use a Classic Linen White Pearl A7 envelope. Sponge the edges of the envelope with burgundy ink. Trim woodgrain paper to 1 1/2" x 7 1/8" and attach it to the front of the envelope, as shown.

Decorate the woodgrain strip with images and stickers from the Prima Tales of You and Me 6x6 Collection Kit
Thanks for looking!  

~ Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

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