Have a cozy Christmas

12/2/20 Top 5 at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Hi everyone! Well, here it is almost Thanksgiving and even though it’s hands-down my favorite time of year, I’m in serious Christmas mode! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Bonsai Green and Habanero Red cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a cozy Christmas card in my favorite traditional Christmas colors of red, white and green!

I was rummaging through my dies and found this adorable stocking die that I’ve had for AGES (probably 6-7 years) and I’m not even sure I’ve ever used it, so out it came for this project! It’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it, lol! I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels and 1/4″-ish strips (not measured) from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. As I often love to do, I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and all the layers. I arranged the strips in a diagonal fashion across the front panel, trimmed the edges and adhered the panel to the red layer, then adhered the piece to the front of the card base. I stamped the sentiment in red ink, then die cut three stockings from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. I assembled the stockings and affixed them to the front of the card with foam squares, then added the flat-back pearls to the stockings and several in the upper left corner.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover red, white and green strips down the left side, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and adhered the panel to the green layer.

One more look… I’m absolutely smitten! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2047 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick

8. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Bonsai Green 80# cardstock
Habanero Red 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz Stocking die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Flourish with a Bling red and green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares

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,
lesliesig

Yuletide greetings

11/25/20 Winner at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!
11/30/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY! Well, when you’re retired, every day is like a Friday, lol! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Bonsai Green and Habanero Red cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty Christmas card in traditional red, green and white with a pop of silvery white!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base and two panels from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I also cut layering panels from Habanero Red cardstock, Curious Metallic White-Silver cardstock and Bonsai Green cardstock. I stamped the front image and sentiment in brown ink on one of the white panels and colored the pine boughs with Nuvo alcohol markers. I stamped the cardinal in red ink and cut it with the coordinating die along with two more die cuts which I layered for a little dimension. I added a strip of red glitter washi tape down the right side and adhered all the panels together and then to the card front. The finishing touch was the addition some snowflake bling.

I embellished the inside panel with red glitter washi tape and silver white and green cardstock strips, stamped the sentiment in brown ink, and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Traditional Christmas colors are the best!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #44 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
4. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
5. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #526 – Anything Goes w/ optional Party Time (no twist)
7. Creative Inspirations: November Challenge – Winter Wonderland
8. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: November Anything Goes
9. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #132 – Anything Goes
10. Let’s Craft and Create: #165 – Anything Goes w/ optional Use A Sketch (no twist)
11. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #145 – Anything Goes
12. We Love Chocolate Baroque: November Challenge – Christmas
13. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Festive Things With Wings
14. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #464/465 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock
Bonsai Green 80# cardstock
Habanero Red 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinal 2 clear stamp set, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowy Sayings stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 420, 466; Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinal die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Peachy Cheap Red Glitter Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Bling

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,
lesliesig

Motivational Artist Trading Cube

11/1/20 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Royal Sundance cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a motivational ATC (artist trading CUBE) with a different word on each of the six sides! This will be an awesome addition to my desk showing a different ‘motivational’ side each day! ;)

This is the second artist trading cube I’ve made and they are so much fun! I’m sharing my template with you today so you can make your own! A 2-1/2″ cube fits perfectly on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock: On long side score at 1/2″, 3″, 5-1/2″, 8″, and 10-1/2″. Rotate cardstock to short side and score at 1/2″, 2-1/2″ (down to fourth horizontal score line), 3″, 5-1/2″, 6″ (down to fourth horizontal score line) and 8″. Using the photo below as a reference, remove the outer-most sections from cube base. Miter the corners of all tabs. The pencil lines in the photo represent the score lines and the thick black lines represent the cut lines.

I cut my cube base from Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock which is nice and sturdy, and an excellent choice of cardstock for an artist trading cube. Each side has three layers, so I die cut six stitched squares from Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock, six squares from Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, and six stitched floral squares (extra wide Washi Tape on Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock used here) and layered them together so I had one for each side. I typed the motivational words on the computer on Baronial Ivory, trimmed them, and applied one to each layered square.

Let me share a tip – you want to decorate the sides BEFORE assembling the cube with glue. When adhering the layered squares to the six sides of the cube base, be sure to place them in proper orientation (up, down or sideways) so viewing is seamless. It’s easiest to ‘dry assemble’ the cube (without adhering) and mark the orientation prior to adhering each square. I put a small pencil number in the center which was covered up later when adhering the layered squares. When you have everything the way you want it, assemble the cube, tucking in the tabs and adhering one tab at a time. Here are shots of each of the sides:

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! As with the rest of my ATCs (cards, coins and cube), I won’t trade, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #144 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2042 – Anything Goes
5. The Creative Crafters: #33 – Anything Goes
6. The Paper Funday Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes w/ optional Halloween

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock
Pop-Tone Razzleberry 65# cardstock
Royal Sundance Felt Natural 110# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX dies, Spellbinders Classic Squares Large die
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet Extra Wide Butterfly & Flowers Washi Tape, Bearly Art precision craft glue

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,
lesliesig

BOO! for CutCardStock Happy Halloween Blog Hop!

Hi friends! A big giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Happy Halloween Blog Hop going on October 17th and 18th – starting at 7:00 AM Central Time today and ending at 11:55 PM Central Time tomorrow! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! SO COME HOP WITH US!

Woot-woot! There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, October 19th, on the CutCardstock blog and Facebook page! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (good for ONE gift card entry) or upload a Halloween-themed project using CutCardStock products (good for TWO gift card entries). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us, PLUS it will increase your chances to win the gift card! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a minute or three to share my CAS card featuring Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with Camomile cardstock, Granny Smith Apple Green cardstock, Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock and Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. This is a super simple design that came together pretty quickly!

Did you ever have ric rac sewn on your clothes when you were younger?! I sure did – and I still love it! I used several fun dies along with some stamping to create this fun card.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this awesome card. I started by cutting a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut ric rac die cuts from Camomile cardstock, Granny Smith Apple Green cardstock, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock and Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. I cut four BOO! die cuts from Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock and layered them on top of each other for a little dimension. I cut one additional ric rac die cut from Granny Smith Apple Green cardstock to use on the inside.

I adhered the ric rac die cuts to the front of the card base at an angle and then trimmed the edges. I adhered the BOO! layered die cuts in the lower right corner and small gemstones in the Halloween colors above the ric rac die cuts. I stamped and die cut a skull (an after-thought and not shown in the photo above) and popped it up on dimensionals on top of the ric rac die cuts.

For the inside, I adhered the remaining ric rac die cut at the same angle as those on the front, and then stamped the sentiment and the spider in black ink.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #262 – Halloween/Fall Sentiment
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: October Challenge – Halloween
4. Crafty Gals Corner: #212 – Haloween Colors
5. International Art & Soul: #94 – Halloween
6. My Time To Craft: #443 – Halloween or Cats
7. The Paper Funday Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes w/ optional Halloween
8. Through the Purple Haze: #172 – Halloween Fun
9. Try It On Tuesday: Halloween Time
10. Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: Jump Start w/ Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Camomile 80# cardstock
Granny Smith Apple Green 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Grape Jelly 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic black multi-liner pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Ric Rac die, Stampin’ Up Boo To You Framelits
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Darice orange, black, purple, green and yellow gemstones

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Okay, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

1. CutCardstock blog
2. Teri
3. Raechelle
4. Crystal
5. Judy M
6. Maureen
7. Leslie >>> you’re here! <<<
8. Judy V
9. Janet A
10. CutCardStock blog… C’mon, you know you want to link up! The linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your project – each upload is worth two entries for the gift card! Two entries per person!

You should have arrived here from Maureen‘s blog and your next stop is Judy V‘s blog! I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the fun Halloween projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Halloween card and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a Halloween-themed project! 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 lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Vintage Looks, Classic Style.

Happy Monday, friends! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Royal Sundance cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a cool masculine card that would be great for Father’s Day or a male birthday!

I created a standard A2 top folding card base from Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock with the textured side up. This cardstock is amazing – it’s sturdy and has a really nice texture on one side with a smoother texture on the other side. I cut a background panel from map paper along with a black layering panel and a wide strip from Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock. I created a dotted squares die cut with the smoother side up, stamped the classic car and sentiment in black ink, and adhered it to the background panel. The final touch was the addition of several small black gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock with the smoother side up, and embellished it with a strip of the map paper and thin strip of Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on the Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
4. Cut It Up: #210 – World Cardmaking Day – Create A Card – Include A Die Cut
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
6. Let’s Craft and Create: #164 – Anything Goes w/ optional Paper Strips Instead of Ribbon (playing twist)
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #143 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Royal Sundance Felt Natural 110# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Stampin’ Up Typeset Specialty DSP
Stamps: The Project Bin Classic Man stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice black gemstones

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,
lesliesig

Happy Fall

9/19/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Classic Linen, Curious Metallic and Pop-Tone cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Fall is my favorite time of year so I created a pretty Fall-themed card with a little sparkle to share with you today!

I cut a standard A2 sized top-folding card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock. I cut all the layers and panels from Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock and Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, and adhered them together. I cut some embellishment strips and leaf die cuts from Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock.

I stamped and die cut more leaves and arranged all of them on the triangular panel. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut it with a stitched circle die. I layered the sentiment on a slightly larger orange stitched circle die cut and adhered it in the center of the leaves.

I embellished the inside panel with strips of the gold pearl and orange cardstock, stamped the sentiment and some additional leaves, and layered the panel on the chestnut cardstock.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! I can’t say enough about this ah-maaaazing cardstock!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Gals Corner: #211 – Fall Colors
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #128 – Anything Goes
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2037 – Anything Goes
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #175 – Anything Goes
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #251 – Season
9. The Creative Crafters: #32 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #09 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Classic Linen Gold Pearl 84# cardstock
Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Fall Leaves clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress archival ink- peeled paint, vintage photo, barn door, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Leaf Set dies, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories:  Gemini Junior, 1/4″ Scor-Tape, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Stampin’ Up dimensionals, Darice orange gemstones

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,
lesliesig

Hello

9/10/20 Top 3 at Cardz 4 Galz!
9/22/20 Top 5 at Try it on Tuesday!

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re headed into September already?! I keep saying it’ll be Christmas before we know it… and you know I’m right! Our new CutCardStock DT term starts today and I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Curious Metallic Gold Leaf and CCS Gold Glitter cardstock! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a note card – and this is not your ordinary note card! This note card features a gold starburst background!

I sure had fun with this! I created an A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with an extra panel for the front and two panels for the inside. I cut strips between 3″ and 5″ long from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock and Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock. The width of the strips for this background can be 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″ depending on the size of your card. I used 3/4″ wide strips for this note card. I cut each strip in half diagonally, from top right down to bottom left.

Adhering the strips to the panel is absolutely the most fun part of this card! I started at about 10 o’clock and worked my way around the panel in a counter-clockwise fashion, leaving a very thin border between the strips. I then die cut a stitched oval to cover the ends, adhered a die cut sentiment to the oval, and trimmed the right side of the oval even with the right side of the panel. I adhered the panel to the card base and added a few tiny gold flat-back pearls.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the gold glitter and the gold leaf cardstock, then layered the panel onto another ivory panel for some tone-on-tone interest. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card base and left it blank to write a custom message.

And one more peek… sure am loving how this turned out! So elegant!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #129 – Just Saying Hello
3. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
5. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes
7. Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Gemini Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold flat-back pearls

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,
lesliesig

happy Thanksgiving for CutCardStock Fall Fun Blog Hop!

9/2/20 Top 3 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
9/4/20 Top 3 at Cut It Up!
9/4/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
9/6/20 Winner at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! A big huge giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Fall Fun Blog Hop going on Sunday and Monday – August 23rd and 24th! The hop was supposed to go live on Saturday but due to some technical difficulties, we’re starting today! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! COME HOP WITH US!

There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Tuesday, August 25th on the CutCardstock blog, Instagram story and Facebook page! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (your name goes in once for the gift card) or upload a Fall-themed project (your name goes in twice for the gift card). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us PLUS it will increase your chances to win! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a minute or three to share my Thanksgiving card featuring Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Basis Green cardstock, CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock! I CASE’d my own design from a few weeks ago, and despite it’s looks, this card was fairly easy!

The wreath is full of several types of die cut leaves in a variety of Fall colors. I used some traditional Thanksgiving patterned paper and did a little stamping in dark brown ink.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this pretty card. I started by doing some alcohol ink blending on Yupo paper and added gold mixative at the end. I then die cut a bunch of leaves from the inked Yupo paper, Basis Green cardstock, CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, along with a round frame cut from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock on which to build the wreath.

I cut the card base and inside panel from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock. I cut a patterned paper layer for the front and a strip for the inside, as well as front and inside layers (and a narrow strip for the inside) from Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. I adhered the panels and layers together, and then adhered the round frame to the front panel on the card base.

I arranged the leaves all around the frame, stamped the front sentiment on an oval punched from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, and stamped the sentiment on the inside panel. I cut the top and bottom off of the oval sentiment for a little interest. I also punched an oval from the Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock (not shown in photo) and cut the top and bottom off of it as well, and layered it beneath the sentiment.

I adhered the sentiment on the inside of the wreath, and added some bling and a plaid bow.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
3. Creative Moments: #197 – Anything Goes
4. Cut It Up: #207 – Old School (old leaf dies)
5. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #126 – Anything Goes
7. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Basis Green 80# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Ranger Yupo paper, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Fall Mix It Up clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- lettuce, lemonade, sunset orange, cranberry, eggplant, gold mixative; Memento Espresso Truffle
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Oak Leaf Mini, Maple Leaf Mini and Leaf Mini dies; Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Stampin’ Up Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories:  Ranger alcohol blending solution, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon Colors of Autumn Collection

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Okay, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

1. CutCardstock blog
2. Teri
3. Melly
4. Larissa
5. Leslie >>> you’re here! <<<
6. Judy
7. CutCardStock blog… C’mon, you know you want to link up… each upload is worth two entries! ;)

You should have arrived here from Larissa‘s blog and your next stop is Judy‘s blog. The linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your project – two projects per person!

I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the Fall projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Thanksgiving card and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a Fall-themed project! 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 lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday Girlfriend

Hi everyone! A big Happy Monday to you! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Classic Crest cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a fun birthday card for a retro friend, lol!

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I cut a standard size A2 top-fold card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with another panel for the inside, and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut a strip of Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock for the front and a thin strip for the inside. I cut a piece of Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock for the front and another panel for the inside. I stamped the jukebox, boomerang, two stars and two jacks on the ivory cardstock and cut them with coordinating dies. I created two extra jukebox die cuts and layered them on top of each other for a little dimension. I also cut an extra boomerang die cut which I layered beneath the stamped one for just a tad extra dimension. I really enjoyed putting this card together – reminded me very much of my dad’s stereo system with the huge speaker in the living room that had boomerangs, stars and jacks on the fabric! Very 60s, lol!

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I embellished the inside panel with some of the retro paper and Razzleberry cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black and layered the panel on the Orange Fizz cardstock.

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And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Retro is so awesome! Hey, I resemble that remark! ;)

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Sharing in these challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Creative Moments: #196 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #140 – Anything Goes
6. Not Just Cards Challenges: August Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2033 – Anything Goes
8. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
9. The Creative Crafters: #31 – Anything Goes
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks#452/453 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Razzleberry 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Retro paper from Polly’s Paper Studio
Stamps & Dies: The Project Bin Jukebox Birthday stamp and die set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink
Punches: Kadomaru Corner Rounder
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI, Gemini Junior

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,
lesliesig

Just poppin’ by

Hello, my friends! Happy Saturday – hope you have a fun weekend planned! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Classic Crest cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created an adorable ‘love you’ card for one of our granddaughters.

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This was such a fun card – and a super easy design! I cut a standard A2 size top fold card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and another panel from 80# Solar White for the inside. I cut panels for the front and the inside from yellow texture paper. I stamped the popcorn box, popcorn, loose kernels and sentiments on the 110# Solar White cardstock and cut them with the coordinating dies. I colored the popcorn with Nuvo alcohol markers. Then the fun part – which is always arranging the elements! ;)

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I embellished the inside panel with a piece of the yellow texture paper used on the front, adhered the sentiment and some loose kernels, and layered the panel on the same yellow texture paper.

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And one more peek… love, love, love! So stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenges: August Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede: #402 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 12×12 paper pad
Stamps & Dies: The Project Bin Just Poppin’ stamp and die set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 403, 473; Stampin’ Up Real Red ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

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,
lesliesig