CutCardstock Design Team Project: Autumn Blessings

I love that just by seeing Fall colors, you get a feeling for what the season is all about.  A calm warmth, getting settled in for the colder weather, leaves changing, hot drinks :)…..For today’s project, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I wanted to capture that feeling on a card with some ink blending and simple stamping.

I started off with a white card panel I cut down to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ and stamped some trees and a sentiment onto the front to create a scene.

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I wasn’t sure where I wanted to place more trees, so I started my ink blending to kind of see what I wanted to do next.  I used Distress Oxide inks coming in from the sides, then the top and middle in Fall themed colors of red, yellow and orange.

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For the ground, I added some green along with a little gray.

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After all of the ink blending was done, I added a couple more trees along with some birds using black ink.  I added my panel to another panel of Currency Cover Gold cardstock (5 5/16″ x 4 1/16″) and then added that panel to a notecard created with Pop Tone Hot Fudge Cardstock.  The Hot Fudge cardstock is such a nice, rich brown–so perfect for Fall-themed projects.  I love how it looks with the gold peeking out a little.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope your Fall season is getting off to a great start.  Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop where orange, brown and gold cardstock are all on sale this month.  Have a great day!

–ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES–

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Inkadinkado stamp set-Woodland Wonderland

Papertrey Ink stamp set-Mountain Majesty (birds)

Jumbo sponge dauber

Distress Oxide Inks–Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Candied Apple, Lucky Clover

Distress Oxide Ink–Pumice Stone

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Xyron Creative Station (for adhering panels)

Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer 12 in.

Misti stamp platform

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Clean and Simple Wedding Wishes

Wedding season is still going strong and you can never have too many cards in your stash for these monumental events.  All you need is a couple of great “go-to” stamps and a simple design to create a special keepsake for the happy couple.

For this project, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I started off with a notecard I made using Cougar White Smooth 100# cardstock.  I wanted to create a couple of light layers on the front of my card, so I first spread some glass bead paste (kind of like texture paste) over a heart stencil for the first layer.

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When it dries, it gives this sheer, raised, iridescent look that’s so pretty for a wedding card.

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For my second layer, I die cut some hearts in Cougar White and blended some light blue ink over the tops.  This gives a little bit of a contrast, but still keeps everything light and airy.

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I adhered the hearts over the top of the stenciled hearts and added a “Mr. & Mrs.” die cut I cut from Currency Cover Silver cardstock over the top.

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To decorate the inside, I stamped this pretty wooden stamp from Penny Black using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

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I left the bride and groom without color, but added a little color to the flowers using my gelatos and some water.  I added a sentiment above in blue ink.

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This clean and simple card would be perfect with a foil-lined envelope for an extra special touch.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

–SUPPLIES–

Cougar White Smooth 100# cardstock

Currency Cover Silver

Faber-Castell Tropical Gelatos

Recollections Color Splash Watercolor Crayons

Momenta Mr. & Mrs. Dies

Ranger Dye Ink–Blue Yonder

Simon Says Stamp Congratulations stamp set

Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Stamp- A- Ma- Jig stamp positioner

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Clean and Simple Encouragement

Clean and simple will always be my favorite when it comes to card making.  I love to start with a crisp, white backdrop, then take it from there with a cute and colorful focal point.  For today’s project, that I first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I started with my favorite basic white card stock from the Cut Cardstock shop–Cougar White Super Smooth 100lb, and added some adorable fortune cookie stamps for a happy encouragement card.

To give my little cookies a place to rest, I brushed some light blue watercolor over the center of my note card.  This heavier card stock takes watercolor paints really well.  I set the card aside to dry for a bit and got to work on my stamping.

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After stamping 3 cookies onto some more Cougar White, I colored them with Copics in bright, cheery colors.  This card stock is great with Copics too!

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The stamps came with a matching die, so I cut each one out and placed them on the front of the card over the watercolored area.

 

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I adhered 2 of them flat with tape runner, then popped the middle one up with foam squares for interest.

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Those cookies just “pop” against the crisp white!

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Thanks for joining me today.  If you like making CAS cards with lots of white card stock–you’re in “luck”–white and cream card stock in on sale this month over at the CutCardstock shop!

—ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES USED—

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Stamp set–Cheeky Modern Pop Collection–Michaels Stores

Artist’s Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan Set

Spellbinder’s Prism Die Cutting Machine

Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Cheerful Congrats

Daisies are flowers that always seem to bring good cheer and a smile.  Their uniform shape and bright yellow centers have a “happy” vibe about them that I love.

For today’s project, first posted over on the CutCardstock blog, I thought it would be fun to try using a daisy shaped die cut with some silvery card stock to create a shimmery congratulations card.  I used Currency Cover Silver Card Stock  which is on sale this month over at the CutCardstock shop.

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To adhere my daisies, I used some Stick It adhesive tape which is very helpful when you’re trying to adhere intricate die cuts.

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I wanted the daisies to act as a background, so I cut out four of them from the silver card stock backed with the Stick It adhesive.  I arranged them on the front of a white note card with some of the edges hanging off to create interest.  The note card was made using Cougar White Super Smooth 100 lb. card stock.  I trimmed one daisy in half to fill in the areas I needed.

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After arranging the flowers, I trimmed off the excess with some non stick scissors.

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I added a scalloped frame cut from Pop Tone Banana Split card stock and placed my sentiment on top using some more Cougar White Super Smooth.  Some enamel dots finished the card.

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Clean and simple with a little metallic shimmer.  Thanks for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see all the gold and silver card stock that’s on sale this month.  Have a great day!

The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

–Other Supplies Used–

Memory Box Tilith Floral die

Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings

Stick It Adhesive

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die

 

CutCardstock Project: Sending Smiles

Creating a scene on the front of a card is fun and easy to do when you have die cuts to help you out.  For today’s project, featured on the CutCardstock blog, I thought there would be no better way to showcase the Pop Tone card stock than with this method.

For my scene, I used these sun ray and hillside dies along with Lemon Drop and Gumdrop Green Pop Tone card stock.  Everything was adhered with foam tape onto a note card I created using Banana Split card stock–I love those names!

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For the animals, I stamped them all together with my stamp platform on to some Cougar White Super Smooth card stock.  I colored them with Copics, then cut them out using their coordinating dies.

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I wanted to frame two of the animals with a heart, so I created a frame using two nesting heart dies along with some Orange Fizz Pop Tone card stock.

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Lots of bright color and texture make this card a cheerful greeting to send to a friend.

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Thanks for joining me today and be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see the huge variety of colors in the Pop Tone collection–on sale this month!

–Supplies–

CutCardstock Pop Tone Cardstock: Lemon Drop, Gumdrop Green, Banana Split, Orange Fizz

Taylored Expressions Woodsy Wishes stamp set and dies

Paper Smooches Power Rays die

Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Creative Cuts

My Favorite Things Heart Stax

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Lot’s of Hello’s

How many “hello” dies does one card maker need?  I say, you can’t have too many!  For my project today, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I’m utilizing a few of my favorite “hello” dies for a clean and simple, colorful card.  Pop Tone card stock, on sale at the CutCardstock shop this month, adds the perfect “pop” of color.

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I started off by running a large “hello” die through my Sizzix machine using Cougar White Super Smooth Cardstock–I like the 100lb.  Then, I took the letters and ran them through again in a dotted embossing folder.

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You want to choose an embossing folder that has a pattern that’s close together like dots or stripes so it shows well on the letters.

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I felt like the card was going need a little bit of a flat layer underneath my die cuts for interest, so I added a stenciled flower layer to the upper left corner of a white notecard.

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I adhered my large “hello” with small foam squares to the front of the card along with a “hey” and “hi”.  These were cut using Grape Jelly and Blue Raspberry Pop Tone Cardstock.  A sentiment tucked in the corner of the die cuts finished the card.

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 I’ll confess, I have way more “hello” dies than this, LOL!  If you are the same, you could try this project with every color in the Pop Tone rainbow!  Thanks for joining me today.

Other Supplies Used:

Pretty Pink Posh: Thoughtful Greetings

The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Daisy Cluster

MFT: Happy Hellos

MFT: Big Hello

Studio Calico:  Hey

Distress Oxide ink–Squeezed Lemonade