Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

Hey there! Happy day to you. It's Kristie Larsen here!  Sooo,  I hear fall is upon us. Is that correct? ? We don't have fall where I live, but I will tell you it is the ONE thing I miss the most about living overseas in a tropical climate. So please oh please, crunch some leaves and sniff some of the crisp fall air, just for me.  

I wanted to get my house dolled up for fall since I am missing it so much and I thought I would share with you my sweet little project. We don't really have pumpkins in abundance here in Singapore so it was time to make my own!


I started using some colors from the Flavours Gourmet pack to make my little paper pumpkins. (Chili Arbol, Caramelized Mustard, Moroccan Cocoa, Thai Basil, Tangelo)

I cut my strips at different lengths but at 3/4 inches wide.

I stamped a subtle image on each strip using different colours of ink. I lined up the strips and hole punched the lot of them with my Cropadile. I tell you what.. I LOVE that thing. So easy and helpful to use!

Once they were punched I inserted a brad into each end with the tongs facing out. Then curved around the strips to make a little ball.

I die cut some leaves and added some accent stamping. Then punched holes in them and added it onto the brand tongs. The brads used this way make it easy to add things and flatten it right down.

I also added some raffia under the tongs and curled it around a paint brush to give it some life.

For the stamp I cut some card stock at an angle (just on one side) and curled it up. Gluing it down with some Glue Dots glue lines found in the CutCardStock.com store. I then used some hot glue to adhere it to my pumpkin. The glue helps keep everything in place.

For a final touch I splattered some gold spray mist to my pumpkins.


The only thing left to do was to enjoy them! I set up my table and these are now adorning the center. A quick project for anyone with a desire for fall decor but with limited time. They whip up so fast!



 How do you like to decorate for fall? Or are you like me and live in a "fall free" environment? If you do, then this is a perfect little project to get into the fall spirit! Don't forget CutCardStock.com has special deals each month. Be sure to hop on over to the store and see what on for this month! And be sure to keep checking back. This month is almost over which means we will have a new theme of projects to share with you next month and on into the new year. There will be a lot of holiday inspiration to share with you.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have a great week!
xoxo
k


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A2 Envelope Mini Garland

Hi all... This month, Cut Card Stock has a coupon for A2 Envelopes that runs from the 16th to the 31st! I thought it would be cool to put together a garland of envelopes that honestly have no purpose other than to look cool on your wall! This is hanging in my studio now.

Honestly, it was so refreshing to design/embellish envelopes WITHOUT having to worry about mail regulations, Post Office guidelines, etc.! These are completely for fun and decoration and in my case, also include some of my cute/inspirational quotes:

"Everyday I'm hustling" - Pinterest
"To win big sometimes, you have to take big risks" - Bill Gates
"We don't want one million fans, we want one thousand loyal customers" - Pinterest

What you'll need:
- Variety of A2 Envelopes
- Watercolor paint
- Leftover miscellaneous embellishments (I used floral stickers, washi tape, vintage stamps, etc.)
- Calligraphy pen
- Ribbon
- Glue Dots

I went ahead and added my embellishments and glued them to the ribbon and viola! Pretty simple, but I think I want to add some envelopes (quotes) to this one because my eye is now drawn to it as I sit and work. Have great weeks everyone!



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Christy Toney
Design Team Member - Winter/Spring 2014 Term



Monday, October 20, 2014

Succulent Wedding Invitation Suite Free Download

I have always been envious of my friends that have that natural gift of having a green thumb. Everything they touch, flowers and bears fruit. I on the other hand not so much. So I have learned to work with what I got. I tend to buy really hardy plants.... you know, the ones that are nearly impossible to kill!

So one day my neighbor Jess sends me a small box full of these Gorgeous little plants. The colors in them were amazing! Purples,blue hues and reds...they were so pretty!!!!  She tells me that these little hens & chicks are easy to maintain & hard to kill. It was luv at first sight!

Here is a Wedding Suite based on these lovely succulents.
It comes with a:
A7 Invite
A2 Thank You Card
A2 R.SV.P. Card
A7 Save The Date
Table Number Card
Table Name Place Card


 The A7 / 5X7 Invite can be layered or left as a 5x7 stand alone.
In the picture below I used the Basis Teal A7 as my layer and used our 
to print the invite on.






The Save The Date cards were printed on our 


 The Name Place cards and the Table Numbers were also printed on our 




 The Table Numbers I punched using the 5" Marvy Uchida Scalloped hand punch.

Don't for get to order the matching envelopes .
The Basis Envelope line has amazing colors and my favorites 
for this suite is the Teal, Olive and the Gray!


I created 2 zip for these files since they are quite large.
You can find the links below:





Enjoy, Norma



Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Spooky Stick Mask

Hello all, it's Alexia here today to share a project idea with you! It's getting closer to Halloween and I have been making some Halloween projects for my kids. I will share one of them today, a Halloween stick mask! It's fun and easy to make and its's cute for the little ones! I have a brief tutorial to create this mask too. 

Spook image embossed in gold embossing powder.

The glittered card stock is shiny and kids love it!

Here is the tutorial to create this mask!

Step 1: Using a die-cutting machine, cut out a mask. I used a bat's cut file to do that.


 Step 2: Cut another cut file that is larger than the one in Step 1 to use it as second layer for the mask.


 Step 3: Glue two cut-outs mask together, glittered mask on top.


 Step 4: I used Samantha Walker's Spooky word cut-out and use it to decorate my mask!


Step 5: Using a watermark stamp pad, rub it on the back of the Spooky cut-out and emboss it in gold color embossing powder. 



Step 6: Adhere the embossed Spooky cut-out over the finished mask in Step 3. Make sure the double Os fit just where the eyes of the bat are!




Step 7: Now this step and step 8-9 are optional. I don't have a right stick for the mask so I used what's available in the house. I used three skewers, taped them together and cover them with card stocks on the outside. If you have something better than skewers, use it and glue it to the back of the mask as shown in Step 9!



Apply adhesive on the taped skewers on both sides and adhere them onto card stocks


Step 8: (Optional) I suggest to use a paper trimmer for this, I don't know why I didn't do that! So the imperfect cut kinda ruins my end project! Sigh... Anyway, you get the idea, paper trimmer for perfect cut!
 


Step 9: (Optional) Glue the finished stick to the mask and you are done!
 

Here is my little boy with the mask! I don't have good lighting so the picture didn't turn out as nice. Also, I did some bargain with my boy for this picture. Although it only took a lollipop but oh boy, kids nowadays sure know how to bargain!
What do you think? I love the quality of CutCardStock's card stocks, great for all kind of paper crafting!



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Thank you for visiting CutCardStock blog today, I hope you have a fantastic day! - Alexia