Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter/Spring 2015 Design Team Call


The CutCardStock Design Team is looking for creative individuals to join our team!  If you would like to be considered, here are the details:

Requirements:
  • Selected Design Team members will be a part of the team from March 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015
  • Create 2 projects per month based on theme/product requirements (a total of 12 projects for the entire term)
  • Simple tutorial created to accompany projects, including good quality photos (you will need to be able to edit size of photos) and well written instructions for the reader
  •  Upload photos and written steps to CutCardStock blog, proof and schedule post to publish on assigned day (you must have a Blogger account to be given access to upload your projects)

Selected team members will receive full posting schedule, including monthly themes, product usage requirements and due dates before February 20th.

Benefits:
Design Team members will receive:
  • CutCardStock Designer’s Packages loaded with lots of products to use for your required posts
  • Gift certificate for CutCardStock.com to choose additional products to work with
  • An exclusive team discount for any  purchases you make during your term
  • Access to a private Facebook group to meet and connect with the other designers
  • Your name, picture and link to blog/social media showcased on the CutCardStock blog Design Team page
  • CutCardStock.com Design Team badge to add to your blog
  • Bonus gift certificate for CutCardStock.com at the successful completion of the Design Team term

How to Apply:
  • Email Amber at amber@cutcardstock.com with the subject line: 2015 Winter/Spring CutCardStock DT Call 
  •  Attach pictures of 3 projects showing your work.  We would like to see a variety of projects (wedding focused projects, cards, home decor, etc) and a variety of crafting methods (stamping, digital art, altered items, etc).  You don’t have to use CutCardStock products in your submission projects.  This will also be a way for us to see your photography skills in action. 
  •  Include links to your blog and any online galleries where you share your projects 
  •  Introduce yourself and tell us about your crafting style, what inspires you, how long you’ve been papercrafting and why you think you would be a great addition to the CutCardStock Design Team!
The CutCardStock Design Team call is open to everyone; submissions for consideration will be accepted from January 2nd to January 31st, 2015.  New Design Team members will be notified via email no later than February 3rd.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Will You Be My My Bridesmaid / Will You Be My Maid of Honour

Giggles and laughter always follow the special request of 
Will You Be My Bridesmaid & Will You Be My Maid of Honour?

These cards are perfect to ask what is such an important request!

You can download this template here.


 In this zip you will receive... 5 Color Options for each request.



These request can be printed on A2 flat cards or they can be printed on A2 folded cards.
Don't forget the envelopes for these cards!

Now how adorable would it be to match the envelopes with the Hearts on the request cards!
Check out the selection we have in our Astrobright 





Hope you will enjoy the template!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kraft Pillow Gift Box

Happy Wednesday to all of you! I hope you are having a great day. This is Alexia here and today I want to share a project created using Kraft invitations with you. If you don't have a pillow box punch board then this is perfect for you because I will be providing you the tutorial and free cut file to create this project, please make sure the cut file is for personal use only.

You can make this gift box for all different occasions but today I'm making these for birthdays.


Tutorial Starts Here:

Step 1: Download the pillow box cut file at the bottom of this post. Cut it with your machine. Since I'm making this with the kraft invitation which already has a folded line in the middle so I don't need to add dotted line in the cutting file. Referring to the following picture, place cut file as shown and align the kraft invitation card as shown in second picture below.




Followings are two examples of what you should get from Step 1.


Step 2: Fold along dotted lines. Apply double-sided adhesive on the closing flap on one side of the box.

Here is result from Step 2.

 Step 3: Close the openings on both sides of the pillow box after putting the gift inside.

Result from Step 3.


Step 4: Using circle punch, make some circles on patterned papers. Adhere to box with glue or adhesive dots.


Step 5: Trim a strip of ribbon and make a bow on the box horizontally. This should prevents item from falling out of the box. 

That's it! Simple? Remember you can always change the theme and use it for a different event! I hope you like the pillow box project I'm sharing today and don't forget to download the free cut file below! Have fun creating!

Download File Here: Pillow Box SVG File

CutCardStock Products Used:



Alexia

Monday, January 19, 2015

Heart Bag for all Occasions

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that my friends in the US are enjoying a long and fun weekend and the rest of you are enjoying your usual fun weekend!! Smile!! We are so happy that you have dropped by today to see how we are using the marvelous products available at the CutCardStock shop. I would like to remind all of you that there is a DT call at CCS for anyone who loves to play with paper. Please see all information HERE. The call is open until January 31...so get your applications in!!!

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I was thinking about a project that I could do to use my favorite red cardstock of all time...Stardream Metallic Jupiter (Red)!!! I loved it for Christmas AND I love it for Valentine's Day!!! I was going through my die stash and happened on a heart bag by Sizzix. This is a project that can be used to hold tiny bits of treats for any occasion. However, the die is discontinued and is very difficult to find now. So I decided that I would share with you how I used the die and give you the pattern so you could replicate the project if you like!!


For the base of the bag I used Cougar White Heavy 160# Cardstock which was absolutely the perfect weight for the project. You can see in one of the pictures below that I tried on a medium chipboard which cracked when I attempted to fold the score lines. I then used the Stardream Metallic Red to cover the base, added a silver key and white bow, along with a pipe cleaner handle and this little jewel was ready for a few Valentine's Day treats!!!!


And a side view which shows that I indented the sides of the bag and added a red band...kinda makes it look like a typical Valentine candy box...don't you think?


First I will give you the pattern which you can size to any measurements you wish. Just remember that as you enlarge the bag, the sides will get deeper.


You will need to cut two of each piece and score according to the score lines. Here are the measurements for the one I made using the die but you can make it just as easily (well maybe NOT as easily...haha) by hand cutting the parts.



The end tabs on the side pieces will help to align the sides. These were the chipboard cuts which cracked when I attempted to fold the score lines.


After I finished the bag I realized that it could certainly be used for more occasions than just Valentine's day. I covered several hearts to give you some ideas although I didn't have time to make them all into heart bags.


For the first one I used Double Sided Collage Writing Origami Paper, adding a Brown Bag Kraft band with bronze buckle and clip. The next one is for a more formal occasion and  is Silver Glitter Paper, topped with a black silk bow and a bit of bling. The baby girl one is just the Cougar White, adding a gingham bow, baby bracelet, and safety pins. The next two are just DP and a tiny bit of embellies.

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope if you try this little heart bag that you will let me know. I would love to see what you make. Big hugs until the next time...Jacque


CutCardStock products used for this project:





Thursday, January 15, 2015

Birthday Gift Bag and Watercolor Tag

Happy Thursday.... Amber here with you today. I hope you're enjoying the first projects of 2015 from the Design Team! Today I wanted to share a little gift bag I made using the WeRMemory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. I just love how well the Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock worked for this project!

I started with an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of cardstock, and I cut it down to size, scored and  punched it according to the Gift Bag Punch Board guide.

I really found it simple to assemble. I held it together with glue dots and added satin ribbon to give it pretty handles. I'm thinking of a small, pretty light gift for this packaging... even a different way to present a gift card!
For the gift tag, I wanted to create a simple watercolor background. I love how the Savoy cotton cardstock works with the Distress inks for watercolor. I found it easy to just color on my craft surface and then pick up the color with my watercolor brush and bring it to the cardstock.

After the watercolor dried, I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink and then brushed over Perfect Pearls. The shimmer from the Pearls goes beautifully with the shimmer in the Stardream Metallic cardstock of the bag!




CutCardStock products used in this project:
 
 

Have you applied for the Design Team call yet? Don't miss your chance to be a part of this amazing creative time and work with lots of great products from CutCardStock.com!