CutCardstock Design Team Project: Sparkle Gals

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I feel like fashion and glitter go hand in hand, so for my most recent CutCardstock design team project, I combined the cutest stamp set with some of CutCardstock’s gorgeous glitter card stock.

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To create the frame and highlight all that great sparkle, I the Fine Frames Cover die from Altenew that creates these really thin rectangle frames.  I cut three sets: one each from Mirrisparkle Glitter Silver card stock, Mirrisparkle Glitter Pink Sapphire, and Pow Black Glitter paper.  I then chose three that would fit together nicely around my sentiment and images on the front of my card.

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I then stamped my sentiment (from an older WPlus9 set–Sparkle & Shine) on to the front of a card I made using Cougar White Super Smooth 100# card stock.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with a holographic embossing powder.

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I heat embossed the adorable little ladies from Stampendous’ Sassy City stamp set all around the sentiment using Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder.  I love that name–Sassy City!

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Here’s a peek at the inside…..I used an older set from Hero Arts called Many Birthday Messages.

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To finish, I added the glittered frames to highlight the scene.

I love how the hint of glitter pulls together an otherwise pretty clean and simple design.  The die cut frames are great too, because you can save the rest for many more projects.

 Thanks so much for joining me today!

—SUPPLIES—

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CutCardstock Project: Sending Happy Thoughts

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One of the sentiments I see a lot in stamp sets is “sending happy thoughts”.  This is one of my favorite greetings to send to people because it let’s you know you are right there cheering them on in their journey or just reminding them that they are important to you.  For today’s CutCardstock design team project, I was inspired by my variety of Astrobright cardstock to create a happy rainbow of clouds with a clean and simple style.

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I chose 6 swatches of Astrobright to create my clouds–Lunar Blue, Martian Green, Venus Violet, Sunburst Yellow, Cosmic Orange, and Fireball Fuchsia.  Don’t you love those names?!  When you buy Astrobright, you can choose the “Create your own assortment” option and try out as many colors as you’d like.

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I cut out the clouds using an older die from Paper Smooches called, Curly Clouds.  Since the clouds are just outlines, I glued each to a sheet of Curious Translucent Vellum and trimmed them out.

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I love the bright, happy outlines with the soft vellum. I used the Zig 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere the delicate die cuts.

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I created a 4.25 x 5.5″ note card using Cougar Super Smooth 100# card stock and blended a little bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to create a sky for the clouds and sentiment.

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I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh on to a stitched heart die from Kat Scrappiness and added all the parts to the card using foam tape and small bits of clear pop dots for behind the vellum.

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I placed the clear glue dots strategically where the clouds curl so it would not show through as much.  I love how this card turned out with the Astrobright.  The colors are so cheerful against the soft white and blue background.

Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to head over the the CutCardstock shop to see all the Astrobright color options on sale this month.

—SUPPLIES—

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CutCardstock Project: Happily Ever After

Happy 2019!  Hope your holidays were happy and fun.

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In the card making world, the new year means starting our valentine themed cards.  Didn’t we just finish Christmas?  LOL!  I’m excited though,  because I love any excuse to add hearts to my projects.  For today’s project, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I’m using an embossing folder filled with hearts to add some great texture and interest to the front of my card.

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I started by first embossing a piece of Astrobright card stock in Re-Entry Red, then die cutting it out with a medium sized heart-shaped die.  I love this card stock because the color choices are bold and bright.  This red is perfect for valentine hearts!

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I wanted to add a little bird flying toward the big heart, so I used various shades of blue Copics to color in a whimsical bird stamp from Neat and Tangled (retired).  I like how the swirls on the bird kind of mimic heart swirls.

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 I created a notecard from Cougar Super Smooth  100# cardstock and layered my bird along with multiple hearts onto the embossed heart.   I popped some of the hearts up with foam squares for interest.  I finished the card with a scripty sentiment (retired Papertrey Ink)  that went nicely with all the swirls and curls of the bird and hearts.

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Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop.  Astrobright card stock is on sale this month.  You can create your own assortment and sample all the fun colors!  Thanks for joining me today!

—SUPPLIES—

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Re-Entry Red Discount Card Stock for…
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COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
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Sizzix – Sending Love Collection – 3D…
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Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
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Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink Stamp Pad…
[ CRT | SBC | BLT ]
Cutter Bee – Scissors
[ SBC | BLT | AMZUS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
[ BLIC | SBC | AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS | SBC | MFT ]
Scotch Products – Scotch -…
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Robin’s Egg…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Tahitian Blue -…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Process Blue – B05
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Copic Sketch Marker – Light Blue – B14
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Copic Sketch Marker – Pale Pink – RV10
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Copic Sketch Marker – Pale Yellow – Y11
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Copic Sketch Marker – Sugared Almond…
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CutCardstock Project: Happy Shimmery New Year!

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Shimmer and shine is what the New Year is all about, so I created this project  featuring the gorgeous Stardream Metallic card stock from the CutCardstock shop.

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This is a beautiful card stock with just the right amount of subtle shimmer.  I think I need to collect all the colors!  You can head over to the CutCardstock blog to see how this project came together.

—SUPPLIES—

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Stardream Metallic SILVER Card Stock…
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Stardream Metallic LAGOON (aqua)…
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Stardream Metallic Jupiter (red)…
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Curious Translucent (Vellum) CLEAR…
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Hero Arts G6117 Happy Happy New Year…
[ AMZUS ]
Echo Park – Good Day Sunshine…
[ SBC | BLT ]
WOW! Embossing Powder Super Fine…
[ AMZUS | BLT ]
Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
[ SBC | CRT ]
Cutter Bee – Scissors
[ SBC | BLT | AMZUS ]
Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Tsukineko VersaMark Inkpad
[ BLT | CRT | SBC ]
Scotch Products – Scotch -…
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Glue Arts – Glue Glider Pro Plus -…
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Post-It Note Labeling Tape 2 in. x…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
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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!

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–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!

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–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