Friday, February 24, 2017

WEDDING "BOWS"

Welcome to the Cut Cardstock blog! 
Today is about weddings and I have made a super simple square box with a scalloped edge lid, a few rectangles to use them as cards/tags to display the bow pins and a few rosettes just for decoration.

I chose the Classic Linen cardstock as my main cardstock. I like the texture and I like its weight. It was perfect to hold and display the small guests "mementos".
I also chose the lovely Gold Glitter cardstock to complement the Linen cardstock. 

The box and lid are from a Cricut cartridge called "Sweet Tooth Boxes". I cut the box at 4 inches and it is a square box.
The heart border is from Ribbons and Rosettes. The hearts are super tiny but cut amazingly well on the Gold Glitter cardstock.  I used the double-sided score tape to assemble the box and lid.


The bows are from a digital shop but Cricut has many to choose from. 
I added a thin rectangular gold strip around the heart cards to continue the gold and white color combination.
I used a glue gun to attach the pin to the back of the bows and a piece of square foam tab to adhere it to the card, as seen below. 
A small white pearl was then added to the center.

A few more pics of how this small ensemble is coming together.

The rosettes were made with one-inch strips of the Classic Linen cardstock and scored at every 1/4 of an inch. 
A gold heart was added to the center.
All Done!
A Svery pretty and simple ensemble for any event, in this case, a wedding. 

Hope this project helps as an inspiration to you all.

Take care!
and a huge thank you for all your love and likes.

Enjoy the new team!


Cut Cardstock Supplies Used in this project: 

Classic Linen Solar White Card StockGold Glitter Card StockScor-Tape for paper crafting3-D Foam sticker adhesives



Friday, February 10, 2017

I AM NOT WEIRD...

This quote makes me laugh and I wanted to have it around the house. I chose to work with the 130# Classic Crest Recycled cover cardstock because its thickness, great for a sturdy base, the burgundy 80# Royal Sundance Linen cardstock  (the color is a beautiful dark red wine) and the 54# Gold Glitter to add some sparkle to this so cute quote.

The size is a 8 x 10. I cut the base first, then some thin frames to mount around the base.  I used score-tape to attach them to the base and then cut the words using my die cutter machine but...I first cut them on scrap paper, to use the negative as my positioning tool. After I made sure it was properly centered, I proceeded to add the letters to the base.  

Then I thought it needed some "bling" so, I got my beloved Gold Glitter cardstock, die cut another thin frame and heart and I was very pleased with this add-on. I also die cut an easel from the Classic Crest cardstock because I wanted to place it on a flat surface instead of on the wall.

Cute, huh? plus it puts a smile on anyone's face.
Hope you are grinning too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



   

Monday, January 30, 2017

THE SHAKER

Hello all, today's project was "tweaked" a bit from a Pinterest project I saw where you make a bag/pouch or purse in my case using an envelope. I do have to apologize because I didn't save the pin but browsing around I found something similar here. The tweaking part comes in when instead snipping off one of the envelope sides, you snip off the top when in landscape view instead.



Ok, let me explain: take an envelope, close it shut with a strong adhesive, be a tape runner, sticky tape or score tape as I used on mine and, snip off about 1/8th of an inch from the wider side of that envelope. The envelope should be in a normal regular common position which would normally be on landscape view.

The next step is to open the envelope (minding the score lines) while forming a flat base as on left figure; next fold in the bottom triangular flaps and add strong adhesive on flaps to close shut, as on figure 2. The sides are folded along the score lines to gusset the inside if needed.


It should look something like the above pics. And there it is, so very simple!
I love making simple projects because they are so handy when in a hurry.


Time to decorate: Above are the embellishments I used to decorate the bag or purse (as I called it) when I decided to turn the envelope bag into a purse. A Shaker Purse, that is.
The pretty zig zag or commonly named chevron paper will be the background. It is from the same "Crush" 6 x 6 pack I used on my last project. For the frame and hearts, I used this red glitter cardstock (it won't leave glitter all over). The hearts will be the shaker pieces along with some red sequins. Because I needed the hearts be double sided, I just punched a few more hearts and used them as the backing for the previously punched hearts. the handle was made with thin wire covered with ribbon.

A few more pics from different angles.
and the "Shaker Purse" below.
Adorable!

And you can fill it with whatever treats you want. I was thinking a long handle would have been nice too and let a little girl use it to hold her candy to share.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today and,
 I hope you find this Shaker Purse worth the try. 

Most of the supplies used are linked, including the must haves: glitter cardstock and the envelopes which are size A7 and the color is a beautiful brownish color called Rubbed Sage. Also very good looking and they have the cardstock too. 

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Cut Cardstock Supplies used in this project:
Rubbed Sage (taupe)Red Glitter Card StockValentine 6x6 card stock paperFoam adhesive strips double sidedScor-Tape for paper craftingBlack

Monday, January 16, 2017

TRUE LOVE NOTES ENVELOPE POCKETS

Hello all

My post for today is about making some Love Notes for Valentine's Day. I am using A7 Brown Bag envelopes and the Cricut Design Space Print and Cut feature (PNC) for my project, among a few other supplies. I don't know about you but I normally forget about the PNC awesome feature of the software.

I started by choosing some images from the Cricut Access Library, I sized them according to my needs and also tweaked the colors a bit. Then, I click on each image layer to change the "cut" icon to the "print" icon. Please, if there is an easier way of doing this, let me know in the comments. I would love to learn a better way. Another "good to know" is you can also customize the colors and add or subtract layers. I bet you already know that, right? :)

To make sure my images will fit in the allowable printed area for Chrome (the browser I am using at the moment), I added a rectangle measuring 5.5" x 8", which is Chrome's printable area for Design Space, and positioned all images within this "printable area" to make sure all images would fit prior to print. I then hid the rectangle, selected all images and attached them, prior to click "go".

This is how I made the pockets:
First, I used two envelopes for the big pockets where I planned to put in the Love Notes. I folded the flap inside envelope #1 using liquid glue to secure it- see pic on the top left.  For envelope #2 the glue was added to the back of the flap, before inserting it inside envelope #1 and seen on top right pic. Make sure you do not bother the score line for proper closure. 
The bottom two pics show how they look on the inside and on the outside (back of envelopes).
It is a really easy process. I have seen crafters adding many more envelopes for albums and other projects.

I used some patterned paper I had available to cover the envelopes and I had decided to distress them a bit for a rugged look (thinking these love notes were read over and over again, :)). I also embellished the front with some of the die cuts I printed out, a piece of embossed vellum and a few sequins. The second pic shows the pockets that the two envelopes made.

These are the Love Notes and each one has its own pocket which was also made using the same envelopes. This time I just glued the flaps and cut envelope in half. After covering them with patterned paper, I used a circle punch to make a small half moon to make it easier to take the Love Notes out. All of them were embellished with the images made with the Print and Cut feature.

-Below are some more pics of the finished Love Notes and Envelope Pockets-


Hope you enjoyed today's project and have fun making some Love Notes Pockets for your loved one or for your kids to take to school.
And...Do not forget Cut Cardstock is having a Design Team Call. You can check the details here. I believe January 31st is the deadline to submit your application. 
Great company, Great cardstock! 

Have a great day!


Cut Cardstock Supplies Used:
Brown Bag Kraft A7 Bag flap envelopesValentine 6x6 card stock paperMono Multi-Purpose Liquid GlueClear Translucent Vellum Inkjet Card Stock


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A FLOWER THANK YOU BOX

Hello all, welcome to our blog!
I made this cute gift box to give to a friend of mine to Thank her for being such a sweet friend and help me around the holidays, and I thought to share it with you all. I used the fantastic Stardream Metallic cardstock from Cut Cardstock. It is a beautiful cardstock indeed.

I had in my stash a cute little box (3" in diameter) waiting to be embellished which it was perfect for the piece of jewelry I was going to gift to my friend. I used my Cricut Explore to die cut two peonies flowers I found on the Cricut Giant Flowers cartridge. I cut one at 3" and another one at 1-1/2". 


I started cutting a strip of Jupiter (a beautiful and fiery red) which I embossed and adhered to the box bottom, making sure a bit of it was uncovered for the lid to close. I wanted to use a strong adhesive for this 105# cardstock and I chose the score tape.
For the lid, I also cut some strips: one using Fine Gold (gold yellow) and one using Fairway (green). The green strip was cut using a scalloped die cut from another Cricut cartridge and finally I cut a red circle to cover the lid's top. 


Then it was time to make the flowers.
It took me a bit of time to break the fibers of this Stardream Metallic cardstock because of its thickness but, the result was very well worthy.
I mainly used a stylus for that job and after all were shaped I inked the edges of all petals and center. I then chose the trusty Mr.Tombow liquid glue for attaching the center and the petals.
If you look at the Cricut handbook in the background, you will see some of the steps to follow but it is really simple attaching the petals after they are formed. 


After I glued together the center of the flower, I started gluing the two thin strips at the bottom of each petal, as shown above.


This peony flower consists of  4 large petals, 4 medium petals, and 6 small petals and you start with the smaller ones, then the medium size and last the larger petals until you have formed your flower. Really easy and lots of fun.
The flower's pistil are missing from my start up pics but you can see them in the finished flowers. I used a black ink glaze pen to color some of them.


Along the box, I made a small cardstock sack to gift her some fine chocolates too.
The "thanks" was die cut multiple times using the Onyx (black) cardstock from the same Stardream Metallic Collection using a thin die.
Pretty-Pretty flower this peony flower is as well in real life they are. The Fine Gold cardstock gave these flowers such a beautiful shimmer it is truly gorgeous in addition to the texture it takes after being shaped. Awesome!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this project and give this fabulous cardstock collection a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Cut Cardstock Supplies Used:
Stardream Metallic JupiterMetallic Gold Card stockMetallic Green Card StockMetallic Black Discount Card StockScor-Tape for paper crafting TombowGloss Black