Monday, October 17, 2016


Hi all, hoping you 'Enjoy' today's post and help your creative side with some gift container/package ideas for the upcoming holiday seasons. I created these cookie holders for Thanksgiving but as we already know, they can be used for any event, from birthdays to weddings and more.

I used die cuts for all the needed parts but you can also find many templates online if you need to. My next step was to emboss the front of the container, fold the scored lines and add some strong adhesive like score tape to the sides, where I needed to form the container.

I also used some of this amazing product from Kuretake Gansai Tambi called 'Starry Colors' on the 'Enjoy' word and leaves. This product is like perfect pearls but much better. You just need a bit of water to activate and see the magic move in front of your eyes: like melting gold. You will be enchanted on how beautifully is. The set has 6 different dreamy pigments and they will all amaze you.

After I applied the red gold pigment, which dries almost immediately, I grouped my leaves in set of threes, added a bit of Tombow liquid glue to adhere and layer them to the top right side of the container and finally I put my super cute red foxes together and added them to that cluster of leaves.

I had baked some peanut butter cookies to give to some very caring team of health professionals who I have been admiring lately and these handmade treat containers will add a touch of love and caring of my to my 'Thank You' treats.

All cardstock used comes from the beautiful collection "Flavors Gourmet' from Cut Cardstock and I find it to be an excellent cardstock to work with. The colors I used are: Caramelized  Mustard, Lemongrass, Moroccan Cocoa, Rubbed Sage and Tangelo.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

blogged by flowerdisco
from flowerdiscosscraphut

Cut Cardstock Supplies Used: for paper craftingMono Multi-Purpose Liquid GlueGansai Tambi starry colors

Monday, October 3, 2016


Hello all, Agnes' here to share with you how I made this beautiful Autumn DIY Sunflower.

You can find the sunflower petals in the Flower Shoppe Cricut cart and on the Cricut Access Library: M43F8C and M472BF .
I used two different sizes: 3" and 1-3/4". I cut 3 of each size.
The leaves (M3AE6B) are from the Don Juan cart and I sized them at 1/2".

To the above left, you can see the two different sizes, the leaves, and the finished sunflower.
The yellow cardstock is Carmelized Mustard, the green cardstock (green leaf) is Lemongrass and the brownish-green is Rubbed Sage. You can find them at Cut Cardstock.
I love these colors. They are perfect for the brisk weather of Autumn because they make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. :)

I used brown ink to add dimension to the die cut edges and I used a balled stylus to shape the petals and leaves. The center of the sunflower was made punching out a few circles glued on top of each other to make them pop off the center and the texture was made with Fluffy Paint I have in my stash of supplies.
I then layered three 3" petals and three 1-3/4" making sure I offset the petals for a more fuller flower. I used liquid glue to be able to reposition if I needed to.

I  decided to make a Home Decor frame to showcase the sunflower. I looked through my stash again and found this thick bare chipboard frame I had bought a few years back at a local craft store. 

I cut two pieces of this brown color cardstock called Moroccan Cocoa and embossed one piece with an embossing folder, then attached the embossed one to the front and the other I used for the backing. I used score tape for this step.

I cut some thin strips of Gold Glitter cardstock ( I am in love with this cs too, lol) and outlined the frame with them.

To finish it off I die cut the word 'friend" with a thin die and added it next to the sunflower using trusty Mr. Tombow liquid glue again.

This is one view of the finished and framed sunflower.

I am planning to give it to my SIL along with a Sweet Potato side dish I am making for our Thanksgiving dinner get together.

There are many uses for these gorgeous sunflowers, especially for DIY gifts of this lovely season.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

blogged by flowerdisco 
from flowerdiscosscraphut

Cut Cardstock Supplies Used:

Carmelized Mustard Card StockLemongrass Card StockMoroccan Cocoa Card StockRubbed Sage Card StockGold Glitter Card StockScor-Tape for paper crafting

Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Monday, September 19, 2016


Hello all, Agnes' here sharing a Spooky What? 
Spooky what is the name of the game here because this project can be a banner, a home decor or a treat box...for the treat box I would add some clear transparency behind the letters and maybe secured the lid with some adhesive.

You can find these boxes in the 'Tags, Bags, Boxes and More' cartridge. You can also find it in the Cricut Access Library. 
You can find the cardstock at Cut cardstock . The links will be at the end of this post. 
BTW, I loove this glitter cardstock. I have been using it a lot lately. You have to give it a try. You are going to love it. 

These boxes have a window on the front as you can see in the above pics. I used that window to weld the S P O O K Y letters. Thi font is from 'Happy Haunting', another Cricut Cartridge. 
I also cut the letters on gold glitter cardstock and glued them on top of the welded ones. Then it was time to scored and fold them. (The third pics shows a shape which I did ended up not using, sorry. It was the shadow of a pumpkin :)) 

Here you can see you end up with a lid (where the letters are) and the insert that makes it a box. To decorate the inside I cut some pieces of cardstock, embossed them and glued them on the inside.

This is how it looks all finished. 
Ready to highlight a little space in my home.

But that is not all...
in case I want to hang them instead, I added a piece of rustic twine and I have an instant  banner.
(Sorry about the blurry pic but it was hard to get a pic with the glitter shining). 

I love how they turned out. 
If you decide to give them a try and have any questions on the 'How To', please do not hesitate to ask in the comments area.

Remember, all brown, all gold and all orange cardstock are on sale this month and they are a true delight to work with.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cut Cardstock Supplies Used:
Moroccan Cocoa Card StockGold Glitter Card StockBasis Dark Orange Card stock
Holiday Green Discount Card StockMono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Hello all,
A very short post today to share this card I made using the Prima watercolor pad called 'Salvage' and the famous among crafters Kuretake Gansai watercolors.
I have these items for a while now but didn't have time to try until now.
Shame on me.
I have linked them, if interested.

Thanks Watercolor Card
These watercolors are awesome, they are very pigmented and creamy and the colors are gorgeous and, you just need a very small amount so they will last you for a very long time. Nice!
I used the 'wet on wet method' letting the pigments blend themselves on the paper.
I did not mind the colors running off the squares since I was playing using the wet on wet and 'enjoying' the process. Did you get that? Enjoying the process. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 5, 2016


Hello again,
Agnes' here once again sharing a project for my dear Cut Cardstock Design Team.
The colors for this month's projects are brown, orange and gold: a beautiful color combo if you ask me. Perfect for Halloween and/or Thanksgiving. 
My project for today focus on Halloween: I have made the books that witches and wizards use for their daily routines.  :)

I used some thin dies to cut the shapes of my books. I decided to add some texture with embossing folders and embossing powders.

After they were embossed I distressed them to get the wrinkles on an old leather book. I used another shape of the thin dies for the distressed titles and used foam squares on them for dimension.
I then used some sketch paper, torn them to look like old pages and stamped an assortment of Halloween images on them.

I also distressed the pages for the well-used/old look of the books. As the last step, I stapled covers and pages together but then I changed my mind and bound them with rustic twine. are the finished Witches and Wizards Books. Totally awesome!
You can always change the theme and colors for your needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

blogged by flowerdisco
from flowerdiscosscraphut

Cut Cardstock Supplies Used:
Gold Glitter Card StockMoroccan Cocoa Card StockTangelo Card StockCarmelized Mustard Card Stock3-D Foam sticker adhesivesMono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue