Monday, September 19, 2016

SPOOKY WHAT?

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

A WATERCOLOR PRIMA CARD

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

MAGIC, POTIONS AND SPELLS BOOKS SOLD HERE

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.


and...here 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.

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

HELLO

Hello All,
This is Agnes welcoming you to another Cut Cardstock blogpost. Today I am sharing with you what I think it turned out a great card.This card came to mind after talking to a dear friend of mine who is a school teacher and because I know she does a wonderful job with her students I wanted her to know how much she is truly appreciated.

I used the Esse 100lbs black textured cardstock from Cut Cardstock for this card.
I used it for the card's base, I also used it for some of the embellishment shadows and for my greeting. The patterned paper is from Pink Paisley: Memorandum and Atlas and you also can find them at the Cut Cardstock store.


I fuzzy cut the clipboards from the Memorandum patterned paper, die cut the shadows using my die cutter (Cricut Explore) and adhered them to the front of the card. I then punched out some circles using a paper punch, die cut some stars and the letters a, b and c using some thin dies and layered them on top of the clipboard as shown in pics.
I then used another thin die and cut the Hello and glued on top.
I also added some smaller stars to the front and to the inside.

I loved how this Esse cardstock performs. Despite is a 100 lbs. cardstock I had no problems using my thin dies to cut some of the embellishments. I also didn't have any problems cutting the chipboards shadows when I used my die cutter and you can see how small those tiny cuts are.


Here is a close up of the greeting.

And here is the completed card with a peek at the inside.
I know my friend will be thrilled and I know she will frame it to display it in her classroom.
I hope you like it too.

As always, we appreciate your visit.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Note: The school is an image from the My World Cricut Library and was cut at 2-1/4" tall and the clipboards from Sportsmania.

blogged by flowerdisco
(copyrighted)

Cut Cardstock Supplies used:
Heavy black discount card stock
Memorandum Print 6x6 card stock
Pink Paislee Atlas 6x6 paper pad
Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue3-D Foam sticker adhesives
scrapbook glue

Friday, August 5, 2016

A DIY SCHOOL LOCKER PENCIL BOX

Hello all, Agnes is here sharing a super versatile storage box: a Locker Shape Pencil Case. It is an SVG file from a digital store. After uploading it to the Cricut Design Space, I duplicated it three times and re-size them to the following sizes: 10.75", 8.75 and 6.75".
It is a Locker shape box that serves as a pencil case or to store any other kind of goodies. Since school days are near, I thought this would come in handy. You could even use it as a gift box.

I chose this Esse cardstock for my base because it is a thick cardstock (100lbs) perfect for when you need a good sturdy base or cover for any project.

To the left, you see all parts ready to be cut.
I also used the Locker Talk Cartridge for the embellishments. I also used a Cricut marker (black ink medium tip) to write the words instead cutting them.
To the right, you see the first cut I made: the pencil case front.
This SVG cuts dotted lines for scoring purposes but you can change the settings to score but because this is a thick cardstock it is more convenient and easy to score if you let it make the dotted lines.

Sorry about some of this blurriness, I didn't realize until now and it was too late to start over. Please, accept my apologies. 
The first pic shows the Explore writing the words prior to cut them, the second pic shows all the cut parts and the third shows a close up of the words. I decided to fill them in with ink and used the same Cricut marker I used to write.
The colored cardstock is a mix of Pop tones and Basis. You can find these cardstock collections at the Cut Cardstock store.
Again, from left to right: folding along the dotted lines on the pencil box and to the right shows how well the explore writes. I did manipulate the size and shape of the High School sign to fit my locker front. I mounted the embellishments on foam tape square for dimension.
The tab at the right is used to open and close the lid.

 A few more pics showing some pencils and markers inside the pencil cases.

And more pics...I want you to check the texture of this Esse cardstock. It is beautiful. I am in love with it. I also want you to take notice of how the pencil box top goes in the bottom part instead going over it like a common box will close. I think that detail is very nice.

I hope you enjoy today's project. I think is a darling and very useful.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you have a great weekend.



Cardstock Products used:

Heavy black discount card stock  3-D Foam sticker adhesivesMono Multi-Purpose Liquid GlueBASIS Colors - CREATE YOUR OWN  Assortment Pack Pop-Tone Discount Card Stock