Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time for another giveaway!

Did you see Kristie's project using the Pearlescent watercolors? She made a couple of beautiful cards...
We love her projects and we love these watercolors! We thought we would share a set of them, along with a watercolor brush to one lucky fan.

Who wants a chance at winning a prize this month? Between now and midnight on Saturday, April 18th, leave a comment on the blog or over on our Facebook page letting us know What is your favorite crafting technique right now? 
We can't wait to hear your comments and see who the lucky winner is!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mail Holder/Organizer

Spring is finally here! Love the warm weather and flowers, feel so alive and happy. It also mean it's time for Spring project! Let's take a look at the project I want to share with you today, it's a mail holder/organizer using A7 Kraft Envelopes! Now this help to keep my table cluster-free! Also, don't forget to check out the sale this week, more reason to make this cute mail organizer (just saying). hehe.

You don't need any cutting file to make this, only adhesives, envelopes and flower embellishments. I created mine in four different categories, you can add more categories as you please. 

Here is the step-by-step tutorial to make this mail organizer:

Step 1: Prepare four A7 envelopes and four punched colored card stock (height wise, slightly larger than the envelope)

Step 2: Glue the colored card stock to the front of the envelope, do this to all four envelopes.

Step 3: Now connect the result from Step 2 together by adhering the envelopes on top of each other on the flap end of the envelope

Step 4: This is what you should get from Step 3, I embellished mine with doilies too on each pocket of the envelopes.

Step 5: Embellish with paper flowers and label each pocket! 

Now you have a fully functional mail organizer/holder, no more mail cluster on table. :) I hope you enjoy this project and find it inspirational to make one for your home! Thank you for taking your time to visit CutCardStock blog today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy Creating! - Alexia 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Spring Box Template

Hey there CCS Fans!! It's Kristie Larsen here and it's great to be back. I have a little treat box to share with you today.

I don't know about you, but after awhile I have realised there are times when I want to make a box and I just don't have the size or style I like with die cuts. This has happened to me enough that I decided it was high time to make my own! Now, please bear with me because technically speaking this is the first (public) homemade boxes I have ever made. Let me show you what I did:
I decided how long and tall I wanted my box and then using my T-Ruler I drew out the shape. I made some little tabs on the ends of the box to help attach my handle strip (which is the long rectangle at the bottom)
 Here in Singapore they have these cute fabric baskets that they give out during Chinese New Year that are long enough to fit two oranges (for good luck!) I wanted that same long shape and style so I could fit specific candy in it. But I wanted it out of paper, not fabric! I chose to use the Deckled Edge white paper which has a lovely texture that adds to the over all look.

Next I stamped my small floral images across my template. When you are background stamping you want to be sure to stamp OFF the image. This will help you avoid weird white spaces. I started with my leaf images because they were the biggest and you can't squeeze them in after. Trust me! :) You can see here the finished stamping. I chose to not use the purple flower on the handle strip because it was a little big to fit in. If you download the template below, be sure to trim it out FIRST and then flip it over before stamping. That way you can hide the print lines on the inside of the box. Also don't forget to score the folding lines. It goes together much easier that way!

Next I trimmed it out and erased the pencil marks (See statement above about the template lines). Then I glued it together. The glue lines in the store work great for this because they fit perfectly on the little tabs that go together.  I also die cut a tag and hand wrote part of my sentiment using the Zig Dual Tip Calligraphy pen. I wanted it to have a contrasting font to the HAPPY sentiment. And let me just say, this pen is so fun! I really loved using it and want to keep trying on perfecting my writing skills. Maybe even a calligraphy class?? FUN!

I die cut my HAPPY sentiment 4 times and glued them together to add some dimension and I stamped and trimmed out a little butterfly for an added touch.

I hole punched the tag and used some ribbon from the store to tie it all on.

And that's it! I used some straw grass for the bottom of the box and filled it with some Recee's Peanut Butter Eggs, which are my favorite! They come to Singapore only once a year and I've been hoarding them... don't tell my children!

Now, because I love you I have the PDF file to share for this box template! YAY! Thanks to my husband and some serious studying, I figured out how to make it. Please be patient with it because it's my first try and there may be some funky glitches. But hopefully you can have some fun making up your own treat boxes to share this spring!

Thanks for stopping in today. I had a great time with my project and I love coming to share with all of you. Until next time, just keep on crafting!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Flowers with Sparkle

This month is all about spring time and flowers. Amber here with you today, and I want to share a card I made that shows some spring blooms with a little sparkle!

I stamped my images with assorted colors on Neenah Solar white, and die cut the individual pieces out. I also die cut a pre-cut card front with a circle opening. At the same time, I cut a smaller circle from cut out piece.

I recently ordered a large pack of Neenah Solar white because it's my favorite white cardstock for general stamping and Copic coloring. I was able to use CutCardStock's add on feature to get special cuts and scores made. So instead of getting a huge stack of letter sized stock, I received half cut into top folding cards, and the other half cut into card front pieces. I am so happy that I get to give my paper cutter and scoring blade a rest!

I then cut a piece of glitter paper that would peek through the opening of the card front and assembled the body of the card.

I attached my die cut flowers and leaves to the smaller cut circle, giving some dimension with foam tabs. To bring a little more bling in, I accented the flowers with some Wink of Stella clear. The brush tip of that pen makes it so easy to add just a hint of sparkle!

I think this card would brighten up anyone's day. What Spring projects are you working on? 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Bride & Groom A7 Envelopes

Hello, friends!  Mynn here with another fun project using beautiful products from the CutCardStock online store!  We're sharing lots of ideas using A7 envelopes because they are on sale right now, so go grab them all up!

I've created a set of bride and groom envelopes for a very special reason.  My little sister is getting married in May, and I thought it would be fun to make these envelopes and then have each of them write a letter the night before the wedding and gift it to each other after the wedding.  There are so many other things they could be used for, too!

I started by creating the groom's envelope.  I used a Curious Metallic A7 Envelope in Ionised. I layered some pieces of Ice Silver Curious Mettalic paper and adhered each layer with 3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive.

The buttons were punched out of more Ionised Curious Metallic paper and added to the tuxedo groom envelope.

Next, I cut a bowtie out of the same Ionised Curious Metallic paper and then put together using more 3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive.

The bowtie was then added to the envelope, and voila!  The finished product!  Does it look like a tuxedo?  I hope so! :)

Next, I created my bridal gown envelope.  It was created using a Classic Linen A7 Envelope in White Pearl and Ice Gold Curious Metallic paper.

The dress was cut from Ice Gold Curious Metallic paper and the bottom half was embossed.  I just free handed the dress--that was a fun process! ;)  I then added some pink ribbon because one of the colors my sister has chosen is pink.

The dress was added with the same 3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive.  Some pearls and flowers finished off the dress.

I just love the finished products!  I love the way they turned out, and I hope my sister loves them, too!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear in the comments below!

That's all for me today!  Don't forget to hop over and grab some A7 envelopes from the CutCardStock online store, and I'll be back soon with another post!  Until then HUGS and happy crafting!

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