Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thinking of you

Hello all. DT member Sonja here with a 'Thinking of you' card I made for a friend who fell down with a sudden illness.

To get started with this card, I grabbed the brown, blue, light blue, and white from the Pop Tones pack.
After cutting the sheets down to a 5 x 7 card, I grabbed my Sizzix Big Shot and ran the white through to emboss the dandelions on the front.
 Some people see a weed, I see beauty as long as they aren't planted in our yard!
 Next I assembled the embossed image, sentiment, and accent pieces to the front of the darker blue base.
The finished card was greatly appreciated.

To find the cardstock and glue used, please visit CutCardStock's website.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Flowers for a Friend

Flowers that don't wilt are the best kind to give to a friend. Sometimes you just need at card to say I am thinking of you.

I started with my favorite Pop-Tone Cardstock. I used Hot Fudge for the flower pot, a label and the flower centers, Sno Cone for the background, Gumdrop Green for the grass and stems, Lemon Drop for the flowers and Whip Cream for the other label. The dies are all from Karen Burniston new dies.

I inked the edges of the flowers with Wild Honey Distress Ink and the stems with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Then I layered the flowers and added the Hot Fudge centers.

I stamped the sentiment on the Whip Cream label and layered it with the Hot Fudge label.

I layered card base with the Sno Cone for the background and the Gumdrop Green Grass. I assembled the flower pot and placed it in the grass.

I arranged the stems and flowers in the pot. 

Inside I added the labels and added one more flower.  Now it is ready to send to a special friend.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Clean and Simple with What's on My Workdesk

Do you have a stash of cards already made? 

If so, well, good job you!

You could probably have guessed that I (generally) do NOT.  Occasionally, however, I have a short fit of card making, usually a simple design with something at hand.  To share with you today I have several stash busting, super simple, Stuff-Off-My-Desk cards featuring some pretty Pop-Tones cardstock.

1.  Banana Split Pop Tone paper, cut and one long side torn to  9 1/4 by 8 inches--when folded in lengthwise, this fits perfectly in a business size, or size 10, envelope.

2.  I added a giant flower sticker and rub-on letters that have been lurking around my art room a LONG time--an image cut from a magazine and a stamped "hi" would work just as well.

3.  Voila!  One cute CAS card!

Round two, and up for use we have the leftover cardstock from Mr. Pop Up Peacock, along with the aforementioned rub-ons:
 1.  Card #2, designed to open from the bottom up, with a strip of a gel plate monoprint on deli paper, and a rub-on "hi".
 2.  Card #3, designed to open at the left, another strip of the same gel print, along with a collage image of a bird.  This one gets rubbed with "sing".

Like that pink envelope?  CutCardStock has those, too!
This probably doesn't qualify as a stash of cards, but you'll surely be kind enough to let me live in the moment, yes?  :)

As you may already know, the Pop Tones colors are on sale this month, 15% off, so it's a great time to stock up.  Be sure to like CutCardStock on facebook for all the sale notifications--there are different products featured every month, along with ongoing closeout specials.

Happy Tuesday to you!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Embossed Resist Lettering and Ink Blending for Your BFF

What I love about the Pop Tones card stock is how each color has the power to stand on its own and the card stock lends itself to being able to withstand lots of techniques. But I've found it's especially great for ink blending.

So for this project, I thought I might try for a monotone look with only tiny pops of contrasting color. 

Be sure to check out the full process tutorial video below:

I started with "Sno Cone" (turns out I was using "Spearmint" last week and I even put the wrong name in the video without a way to edit, so sorry for the mix up!") I prepped the surface with an anti-static tool and used a ZIG emboss brush & scroll pen (brush side) to write the "best friend" sentiment. Then, applied Ranger clear embossing powder and heated with my craft tool to melt completely. 

Using a mini round ink blender and Distress ink in mermaid lagoon, I started in the middle of the sentiment and blended outwards. The ink stayed nice and dark in the middle and diffused outward so that the words could be easily read.

For added effect I used water droplets to activate the ink, shadowed the typography with a dark blue Tombow marker, and added highlights with a silver Sharpie paint pen.

Once the card was trimmed and added to the card base (one of many light pink pre-folded cards I have in my stash from Michael's) I saw that the Pink Lemonade pop tones card stock matched the border perfectly. So I hand-cut little hearts and popped them on with ranger multi medium matte, then added gloss with Triple Thick and a small brush.

Final touch was a couple of dashed grounding lines, using my Sakura while gelly roll.

And she's ready to send, whenever a friend is in need.

If you like what you see, be sure to follow CutCardStock on Instagram and Facebook!

And don't forget that I've been doing video of all these tutorials on my Youtube as well!

- Haley
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Pop Tones Card stock and Distress Oxide inks

Have you ever just wanted to play with a new product to see what happens? That's what happened for today's post. I wanted to play with Pop Tones card stock(that's on sale right now at CutCardStock) and Oxide inks. I've seen people using this ink on dark coloured card stock and I wanted to try it out. It worked the results! Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann Kubinec :)

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Card 1 Tutorial

 -choose your products

 -choose more products...

 -oops...even more products...then cut your card stock into 4.25x8.5" for the orange card and 5.5x8.25" and score and fold your bases...then cut a 4.25" square of the orange card stock and a 4.25x5.5" black piece of card stock

-Get your inks and stamps ready to go

-ink and stamp your lilies with Wilted Violet distress oxide ink in a visual triangle

-then ink and stamp your open lily with Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink...I stamped these in a triangle's ok to over these are pigment inks and they will show over each other

-now ink and stamp your leaves with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink...I stamped these to fill in between my lily stamps

 -I then spritzed my images with my Distress sprayer...this oxdizes the ink and lightens it a bit...too cool

-I then dried my stamped images with my Marvy Heat tool

-I then grab my label dies and choose the 2 that fit my design

 -I first cut my design using a 4x5.25" stitched rectangle die(card mat dies) I then cut the largest label out of the center of my design...I then cut a white cougar piece of card stock into a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" and I also cut the largest label from this...I then  applied Versamark ink to the edges of the rectangle and label...and applied Ranger Silver embossing powder and melted it with my Heat it will look like my whole layer is's not!!! I then cut the smaller label from the black licorice card stock and stamped my sentiment with Versamark after using my EK Success powder tool to avoid stray embossing powder. I then glued down my silver edges layer on my black card base...then added my stamped piece on top...I then glued my silver label to the cut out center and popped up my sentiment label with foam tape.

 -I then added white dots and doodles with my Signo white gel pen and then Scattered some Nuvo Crystal drops in Silver lining

Card 2 Tutorial

-grab your products

-First cut your orange fizz card stock ink a 4.25" square using a Stitched Square die
-Stamp your leaves in a visual triangle with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink

-stamp your leaf in Vintage photo Distress Oxide ink in a visual triangle...I decided to omit the Fossilized amber

-then ink and stamp your leaf in Fired Brick Distress oxide ink

-now spritz your stamped image with your Ranger Distress sprayer and dry image with a heat tool

-Cut a 4 3/8" white cougar card stock piece and apply Versamark ink and then Ranger Princess gold embossing powder to the edge and melt with a heat tool

-Choose the label dies that best fit the image...cut the largest from Cougar white card stock and repeat the embossing process...then cut the smaller label out of orange card stock and apply EK powder tool and stamp your sentiment with Versamark and then use the same embossing powder and melt it with a heat tool

-Glue your embossed edge card stock on your card base...then add your orange stamped image and glue down...then glue down your embossed edge label...the pop up your orange embossed sentiment label with foam tape...then add dots with a Signo Gold gel pen and scatter Nuvo Crystal drops in Bright gold on your finished card


  1. CutCardStock-Pop Tones card stock-black licorice and orange fizz, Cougar white 80lb card stock, Signo white gel pen
  2. Jaded Blossom-Autumn Leaves, Label dies, Lilies, Super Sized Thank You, Love and Kindness, Card Mat dies, Stitched Square dies
  3. Distress Oxide ink-Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick
  4. Ranger-Princess Gold and Silver Detail Embossing Powder
  5. Versamark ink
  6. EK Success Powder Tool
  7. Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  8. Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  9. Sizzix Vagabond Diecutting Machine
  10. Marvy Heat Tool
  11. Ranger Distress water sprayer
  12. Signo white and gold gel pens
  13. Nuvo Crystal Drops-Silver lining and Bright Gold