Wishing You the Very Best

4/10/20 Winner at Di’s Digi Challenge!
4/13/20 Top 4 at Make My Monday Challenge Blog!
5/1/20 Winner at Paperbabe Stamps!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’m super stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring glitter cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I created a glitzy gold-infused birthday card – and I’m in love with the effect it has on these gorgeous colors!


I created a standard A2 size top fold card base from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. I have to tell you that this is some of the best cardstock on the market to make card bases from. I cut a background layer from Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock and adhered diagonal strips cut from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock alternating with slightly wider strips cut from Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock, Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock and the Wild Cherry cardstock. I added more narrow glitter strips diagonally across each of the colored strips. I hadn’t originally planned to do this, but so glad the idea crossed my mind because I love the effect! For the sentiment piece, I die cut a double-stitched oval from the Wild Cherry cardstock which I layered on another oval die cut from the Classic Crest. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold.


I embellished the inside with strips of the colored and glitter cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in red ink.


And here’s one more look… so totally smitten with how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional Geometric Papers
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week #566/7 – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (new DT, glitter paper and cardstock, old die and embossing powder)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #248 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafting Happiness Challenges: #43 – Anything Goes w/optional Easter
Crafty Catz: #500 – Anything Goes w/optional One For The Girls
Di’s Digi Challenge: Birthdays
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #158 – Anything Goes w/optional Through a Window
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #129 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background
Paperbabe Stamps: #116 – Birthdays

CutCardStock producted used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Razzleberry 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Oval die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder,
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, ScraPerfect Perfect Cleaning Cloth

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

16 thoughts on “Wishing You the Very Best”

  1. Hi, Leslie! I’m just stopping by from the Crafty Catz blog before linking up my own card. This is so fun!! I love sparkle and this has just the right amount!! (wink) I think if you changed up the colors it could totally be used for a masculine card even with the glittery card stock. Such a fun design. (While I’m here, thanks for playing with Di’s Digi Designs, too!)

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  2. Leslie- I see what you did here- a little more subdued, but still got the Glitter Glam thing going! Again-great layout with the strips/sentiment- LOVE the color scheme! Thanks for entering JDS Blog Challenge #ll. Good luck and be safe.

    Jan (owner and illustrator Jan’s Digital Stamp Shop)

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  3. Wow, what a stunning card, the alternating cardstock with the gold glitter paper makes it looks like you spend HOURS doing this! thank you for playing along at MMM!

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  4. This card is just fabulous, Leslie! I love the sparkle and elegance the gold glitter card adds, and the colors are rich and just plain awesome! Thanks so much for entering this beauty into our latest challenge at Let’s Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

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  5. Wow, back to back beauties! Just when I thought I couldn’t love a background more, I see this one! Love the color combo and the graphic… and glittery… pattern! Swoon! I’m so glad you shared this at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge and hope you come back and play again soon!

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