Monday, March 30, 2015

Color Inspiration and Vintage Mason Jar Wedding Invitation RSVP and Save The Date Free Download

 So my super sweet friend Sarah is getting married & the theme she is going with is a "Vintage Mason Jar" theme. I am SUPER excited and I couldn't help but be inspired by her the lovely theme she chose!

So as I got to creating this month I realized that I have never talked about my creating process.

I realize that this process is so different for many people, even with myself , each time I create it is different.

But more than not I start with an image where the colors inspire me.
So I started with the image below and I pulled color swatches. Usually within
the process of finishing it doesn't even look like the colors in the image but I
use it as a catalyst for my project.
By the time I was done I had muted the colors down quite a bit more  to give it a Vintage appeal.

So I wanted to challenge you to go ahead and grab the Color Inspiration above and use it as a catalyst to jump start your card, your scrapbook page or project. Remember your project does not have to end up being a perfect carbon copy of your inspiration but rather use it as a source to kick start your creative flow!

 Here is my finished project.

 In this invitation close up you can see the initials in the Mason Jar. It can be customized with your own initials. I have also included for you in the download the list of Fonts that were used.

I used our 89lb Curious Metallic Cryogen White A7 Flat Card to print on but you can also use our 89lb Curious Metallic Cryogen White 8.5x11 and print two at a time on each sheet. If you have never used this cardstock prepared to find your new favorite to go cardstock. The print comes out beautiful each and every time & I adore the soft yet subtle shimmer/sparkle this cardstock has!

Don't forget to purchase matching envelopes. Here are my recommendation to match the softness of the print: Curious Metallic Cryogen White A7 Envelopes or Curious Metallic Nude A7 Envelope.

 I used a corner rounder for the Invite, R.S.V.P & the Save The Date but keep in mind we also do custom cuts. You can order the flat cards and we can round out those corners for you.

You can print the R.S.V.P on our A1 89 lb Curious Metallic Cryogen White flat card or choose to print

Recommended envelopes for the A1 R.S.V.P are: Our A1 Curious Metallic Cryogen White Envelope &  our A1 Curious Metallic Nude Envelope.

 You can also print the Save The Date card our 89lb Curious Metallic Cryogen White A7 Flat Card 

 Mason Jar Wedding Invite and R.S.V.P : Download Link

 Mason Jar Wedding Save The Date: Download Link

Friday, March 27, 2015

Folded Frame Card

Hello again, friends!  It's Mynn again here with another tutorial using some beautiful papers from the CutCardStock online store!  Today I'm sharing how to create a fun focal image that includes a folded frame.  To start, you'll need a 4.25" square piece of Basis Aqua Cardstock.

Take the piece of card and place it, corner up, at 3".  You will score the SIDE of the cardstock piece at 1" and 1.5".  Turn the card to the next corner and repeat.  Do this for all four corners.

After you've scored all four corners, it's time to fold them.  You will fold the longest line towards the center, then the shorter line outwards again.  I used 3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive pieces to create more dimension as I folded the frame.

Once all four corners are folded and adhered, you can decorate the frame before adding it to your card base.  Here is used a punched piece of Muscletone Kraft Cardstock and some premade die cuts for my frame.

The finished frame was added to a card base made of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and more Muscletone Kraft Cardstock that had been dry embossed for added texture and interest.

I really love the way this card turned out!  These papers are the perfect colors and quality for a beautiful handmade card, don't you think?  Thanks for stopping by, all!  I'll be back next month with more tutorials on using more beautiful products from the CutCardStock online store.  Until then, HUGS and happy paper crafting!

CutCardStock products used:

 Muscletone KRAFT 140lb cover wt - 25 pack
Muscletone Kraft Cardstock
Aqua Card Stock
Basis Aqua Cardstock
Neenah classic Crest Solar White
Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock

3D Foam Adhesive Tabs
3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Easter Card

Hello friends!! Giovana here today with a super cute and simple Easter card. For this project I used Curious Metallic Botanic, Cryogen White, Lime and Super Gold. The colors are so vibrant and the touch of shimmer is great!

Let's get started!
Die-cut a background piece using a piece of Curious Metallic Botanic Cardstock.

Then, create a circle window on your background piece. Die-cut a circle border from Curious Lime Metallic Cardstock and circle dies.

Die-cut leaves from Curious Metallic Super Gold and Cryogen White cardstock.

Adhere background piece to a A2 card base from Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock, then adhere the circle window .

Stamp sentiment in Brown Ink and add leave piece, decorate as desired. I added ribbon, twin and paper flower and some clear rhinestones around the circle and on the background panel.

And here is the final product!!
Hope you like it and give it a try!
Have a fantastic day!


Products used for this project:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Documenting Spring with Metallic Card Stock & Hidden Journaling

Hello all, Nicole here on the blog today.  Spring has officially started!  We have had some beautiful weather here lately.  My family and I have taken full advantage of the warm weather and the time change with long walks after dinner.  I love these times together and have started taking my camera along with me.  I've been capturing a lot of the changes happening in nature and quite a few images of my boys.  I paired a few of my favorite images with the green theme for the month and came up with a very spring colored layout.

 I started with a sheet of Cryogen White from the Curious Metallic line to create some Polaroid type frames for my photos.  The Cryogen White card stock is beautiful and has a tone on tone soft shimmer.  I printed my photos to fit the cut frames and used a little liquid glue around each frame and glued them on top of my pictures.  

I carefully trimmed around the edges of each frame and my pictures were ready to go.   

Next I laid out the base of my layout.  I started with a sheet of Fairway from Stardream Metallic.  I cut down a piece of Lime from Curious Metallic and attached it to the top.  

The Translucent Paper I embossed with an embossing folder and added color to the raised embossing with two different green ink pads.  I love the shading effect created by adding both colors to the embossed leaves.  

I decided to include some hidden journaling on my layout and knew the A7 card base in Kraft would work perfectly.  I folded along the score line of the card and attached it to the right side.  

I placed the pictures and labels to the card top and then began with all the fun finishing touches:  strips of pattern paper, tags, and a few enamel dots.  I placed a piece of Mandarin card stock from Curious Metallics on the top left corner and tucked in a few more labels and enamel dots.  

Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the title from Translucent Paper and placed this over the photos.  I love the subtle look and extra layer it adds.    

Once all the finishing touches had been placed I printed up my journaling and placed it inside the card base.    

I hope where ever you are that Spring has come your way and you get some time to document the season - whether that includes budding flowers or falling snow.  :)
Happy Crafting, Nicole

CutCardStock products used in this project: