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.
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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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Autumn Cozy Coffee Candle

I love decorating for the holidays, and it if involves having to make something from my crafty stash, I'm even happier! Sometimes it's just a little extra touch that can make all the difference in creating a little warmth in the home for the season. To bring some of the Fall indoors, I made a simple candle that I can keep on my entry table or kitchen island for the entire season.

Starting with a leaf cut pattern that I had included on my Silhouette, I cut three copies from Red Lacquer metallic cardstock. If you don't have a silhouette, you could trace a leaf pattern and cut it out to create a version of your own.
I inked up the edges of all three leaves, concentrating mostly on one of the leaves that will be the focus of the embellishment. I also stamped a crackle look with gold pigment ink to give it some more interest.  I love the sparkle from the metallic cardstock!
I stacked all three leaves, adhering them together with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
For my candle, I grabbed a quart mason jar, filled it with coffee beans and then wrapped it with a burlap scrap and brown twine.  Not only does this project have a great look, it smells good too! I used a flameless candle to top it all off.
Attaching the leaf embellishment to the front was super easy using the Glue Dot 1" strips. They are super strong and easy to bend into whatever shapes I need.

What Fall projects are you working on? Do you decorate for the seasons? We'd love to hear from you so leave a comment!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Holiday Baubles from My Past



As I was cleaning out the cellar at my parents' home I found a box of paper ornaments that my brother and I made as children. And about 60 years later, I share them with you and hope you can use these ideas and even play with them with your own children or grandchildren. I'm sure that back in the day these projects were intended to keep us busy for hours--cutting out the circles individually with round-tip scissors and using paste which never seemed to dry quickly enough. However, now these baubles are quick as a wink and kinda fun...even to re-make so many years later!!



I selected these beautiful Williamsburg Christmas colors for the baubles -- Chili Arbol and Thai Basil from the Flavors Gourmet collection and Ice Gold from the Curious Metallic collection. For each bauble, I cut 18 circles - 6 from each color. Rather than cutting by hand or using dies, I used the following punches: 3 1/2", 3", 2 1/2", and 2" for the four different sizes of baubles. Of course if you don't have these punches, you can certainly draw any size circle and cut them out by hand or use circle dies. I then folded each circle in half and creased with a bone folder.



Decide on the pattern of colors you wish to make and begin adhering the semi-circles to each other...I alternated red/green/white. I used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid  Glue and  found that the best glue pattern is the following:


After you have adhered all of the semi-circles this is what your stack will look like:


And the stack will automatically form the bauble as soon as you release it.

Before you adhere the last two semi-circles, place some means of hanging the bauble. I used gold cording but you could also use ribbon or twine.


I finally adhered the last two remaining semi-circle surfaces and added a bow to the top of each bauble and a pearl fitting to the bottom.



First, I would like to apologize for my photos as something is definitely wrong with my camera but I wanted to show you as many of the steps as possible so this would be so simple to replicate. And I can assure you that it is something your children and grandchildren will be able to do very easily. And if you do the punching of the circles, they will finish 'quick as a wink' and will be ready for the next project.

This little project is just not for Christmas! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I used this same pattern to make a pink bauble for one of my PINK SISTERS...SMILES!!!!



Thank you so much for dropping by today and we hope to see you again real soon. Until the next time, big hugs from Jacque


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