Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Another Look: Hello Teacher!

Hi everyone...Back to School is soon approaching here in Canada...I know a lot of kids in the US are already you make back to school treats and cards?? I do...I have a quick card and Lollipop treat to share for back to school...easy peasy. Do you mix white and ivory? You totally should...I was surprised how nice it looks...and since white and ivory card stock is on sale at time to try it is NOW! Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann from Snappy Scraps

**pan down to see a step to step tutorial on how to make this set...and to see the recipe and pics galore!!!

***click HERE to check out my blog Snappy Scraps

-chose your supplies

-Cut a piece of Basis Natural card stock with a 4x5.25" rectangle die...and cut and score a piece of white Basis Coverstock into an A2 size card

-Stamp your chosen images with Simon Says Intense Black ink using a Misti stamping tool on Cougar white 80lb card stock

-Cut a Lollipop die out of Basis white cover stock

-ink blend with a Ranger Ink blending tool and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink on your 2 die cuts

-spray water droplets using a Ranger distress sprayer and let sit for a few minutes and wick it up with a paper towel

-chose your marker colours-these are Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

-colour your images with your markers and then fussy cut your images and then use a black marker to color the edges of your images

-get your stencil and then use a wipe to damp through the stencil and remove some get a cool striped effect

-Get your sentiments and stamp your sentiments using black ink

-cut a paper bow using bow dies and Basis natural card stock and apply it to the front of the Lollipop holder...then add a button and twine to the center...add and tie twine to your card front and then pop your images up using foam tape for dimension...then add Sparkling crystals and dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops (white Blizzard)


  • CutCardStock-Basis Cover Stock 110lb white-HERE, Cougar white 80lb card stock-HERE, Basis Natural 80lb card stock A7-HERE
  • Jaded Blossom-Lollipop dies, Card mat dies, Bow dies, Hello hello, School Panels
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • WRMK black and white twine
  • Stampin Up yellow buttons
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops-White Blizzard
  • Studio Katia-Sparkling Crystal mix
  • Simon Says Diagonal Stripes Stencil
  • Spectrum Noir-GB4, GB6, CR1, CR10, IG2, IG5, IG8, IG9
  • Memento Tuxedo Black marker
  • Simon Says Intense Black
  • Glossy Accents
  • Signo White gel pen
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Ink-Abandoned Coral
  • Misti
  • Vagabond die cutting machine
  • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  • Ranger Distress Sprayer
  • Baby Wipes
  • Ranger Distress Circle blending tool
  • Signo white gel pen
  • ATG tape gun
  • Ranger Multi Mat Medium

Monday, August 13, 2018

Wreath Builder Birthday Cards

Here's a quick way to make beautiful cards that actually looked more complicated than they are to make. Using the wreath builder set from Gina K Designs helps you breeze through creating them. But using the right paper sets the stage to make them even more beautiful. I love the look of the Royal Sundance Felt Card Stock in Brilliant White. This card stock has a slight texture that adds interest.

To get started, I used the MISTI and the plastic template that comes with the wreath builder stamp set. I placed the template in corner of the MISTI. Then cut a piece of the Royal Sundance Felt Card Stock in Brilliant White to 4" by 4". This size fits inside the template shown below.

Now let your creative juices flow. Pick the images and colors you want to use for your wreath. Make sure to start the process when the card stock is in the square orientation as shown below. Not the diamond orientation which is the next position in the wreath builder. The reason for starting here is because your image may stamp off the paper sometimes if you start by placing it in the diamond orientation.

Each image is stamped eight times. You shift the card stock around the plastic template by aligning it in the eight different corners. Each time you shift the card stock to a new corner, re-ink and stamp the image. The picture below shows the first image stamped eight times in red and the first three stamps of the second image in green. I overlapped these two slightly to give it that "wreath" look.

Below the picture illustrates, the third image added in an orange color. Again I'm overlapping the images slightly.

Continue to add images and ink colors until your happy with your wreath. Pictured below is my finished wreath. I used five images in five different colors. 

To finish the card, I added a pop of color behind the wreath panel in Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green. This card stock coordinated perfectly with the ink colors. I stamped a sentiment and die-cut it with a circle die so it fit inside the wreath. I popped the circle sentiment up with some Double-Sided Foam Adhesive

Here's a close-up of the finished card.

Let me know if you have any questions. Check out the sale this month on white and ivory card stock at CutCardStock

Thanks so much for visiting.  Until next time. . . . inky hugs!!
Marcia K

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Clean and Simple Encouragement

Clean and simple will always be my favorite when it comes to card making.  I love to start with a crisp, white backdrop, then take it from there with a cute and colorful focal point.  For today's project, I started with my favorite basic white card stock from the Cut Cardstock shop--Cougar White Super Smooth 100lb, and added some adorable fortune cookie stamps for a happy encouragement card.

To give my little cookies a place to rest, I brushed some light blue watercolor over the center of my note card.  This heavier card stock takes watercolor paints really well.  I set the card aside to dry for a bit and got to work on my stamping.  

After stamping 3 cookies onto some more Cougar White, I colored them with Copics in bright, cheery colors.  This card stock is great with Copics too!

The stamps came with a matching die, so I cut each one out and placed them on the front of the card over the watercolored area.  

I adhered 2 of them flat with tape runner, then popped the middle one up with foam squares for interest.  

Those cookies just "pop" against the crisp white!

Thanks for joining me today.  If you like making CAS cards with lots of white card stock--you're in "luck"--white and cream card stock in on sale this month over at the CutCardstock shop!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Birthday With Wonderful Stripes

Stripes are my favorite pattern. Well, that and polka dots. Most of my closet is full of striped tops & shoes. They look so good with jeans, don't they? And jeans are my everyday uniform since I work out of the house nowadays.

You know what else stripes look good on? Cards. I have a set from Whimsy Stamps called Get in Line, which I used today for both cards. That's right, I made two for you!

The first one is a striped birthday card. I used Classic Crest in Solar White for the card base as well as the triangle overlay. I love how this card looks like an envelope or collared dress.

To make the striped background, I pulled off all the stripe images at once (they are separate on the protective sheet) and lined them up inside a MISTI.

Next, I flipped my card one way to stamp the stripes with VersaFine CLAIR in Glamorous, then cleaned them and flipped the card the opposite direction to stamp in Verdant.

I layered the triangle pennant shape over the striped background with a bit of glue tape and stamped my sentiment and bow with black ink. Both images are from the Whimsy Stamps Elegant Gifts set. The bow itself is colored with a Copic R85 (Rose Red).

The second card is made in much the same way, except the thicker stripes are on the outer edges instead of the middle. Again, I used Classic Crest for the card base.

I kept the stripe stamps in the MISTI between projects, so I didn't need to reposition them. Then, I just stamped the images with VersaFine CLAIR in Chianti on one side, and Golden Meadow on the other.

I used Golden Meadow to stamp the sentiment as well (after a heavy dusting of an anti-static pouch, since I was going to emboss), then covered all the yellow inked areas with Princess Gold embossing powder and melted it with a heat tool.

Thanks for stopping in today to see my cards! Be sure to pick up a stack of Classic Crest for yourself before the end of the month - it's on sale until September!

❤️  Niki • • @cardstoq (on Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter)

Monday, August 6, 2018

Another Look: Simple His and Hers Birthday Cards

I always seem to be in need of last minute birthday cards, so when I settle on a simple design, I like to make several to have on hand.  This time, I thought it'd be fun to make a masculine and feminine version of the same card design with the same supplies - white cardstock, ink, a confetti stencil, and a die-cut sentiment.

Start by trimming a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White in half and scoring both panels in the center to form two top-folding A2-sized card bases.  Then, trim two card fronts sized at 4" x 5.25" out of the same cardstock.

Apply a gradient of Distress Oxide Inks over each card front panel with a foam blending tool.  For the feminine card, I chose pink, purple, and black ink, while for the masculine version I chose greens and blues.

Place a confetti stencil over the blue and green panel and dab through the openings with a wet baby wipe to activate the ink and create an "oxidized" pattern.  Then, place the same stencil over the pink panel and apply white glitter paste with a spatula to create a raised glitter confetti pattern.

Die cut a circlular sentiment out of the center of the blue and green panel and save both the sentiment and the panel.

Secure the circle back in the panel by placing small foam tabs around the border at regular intervals, lying halfway on the background panel and halfway on the sentiment.  I also turned the die-cut upside-down so that the border contrasted with the background, adding emphasis to the sentiment.

For the feminine card, die-cut several layers of a script sentiment from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.

Adhere the layers together with liquid glue and then add shimmer all over the thick, dimensional die-cut to coordinate with the glittery background.

Simply adhere the blue and green panel to the white cardbase with additional foam tabs to finish the masculine birthday card.  For the feminine card, first adhere the background to the cardbase with tape runner and then add the shimmery sentiment on top with strong liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed these simple his and hers birthday cards and thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock Store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and remember that white and ivory cardstocks are on sale this month!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Wish You the Most Beautiful Day

Happy Friday my crafty friends~ Hope you are all enjoying the summer. Wish you the most beautiful day with this card!

Use translucent vellum paper to trace or draw the picture. And then cut the white cardstock using ScanNCut machine. The cardstock used here is the Savoy cotton cardstock, which is made of pure cotton.

Cut another piece out as a stencil for coloring the flowers and leaves with copic marker. The colors were very easily blended on this cotton cardstock. The colors bleed through to the backside, but it's not a big deal as the piece will be glued to the card base.

Put foam tapes between the front layer and the colored layer to create a little bit of shadow effect. The blue and purple distress inks (water based) were blended smoothly on this cotton cardstock. This cotton cardstock is also good for watercoloring.

Stamp the sentiment to the card front, and glue the card front to the pink card base (Basis pink 80lb cardstock). I really enjoyed making this card for a special crafty friend and experimenting the Savoy 100% cotton cardstock

Thank you for stopping by. Please check CutCardStock on Facebook to get updates on sales and inspirations from the design team. And don't forget that all white and ivory cardstocks are on sale this month. Happy crafting~