HAPPY fall for CutCardStock Fall-oween Blog Hop!

Hi friends! A big giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Fall-oween Blog Hop going on this weekend (September 18th and 19th), 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! This is going to be fun, so COME HOP WITH US!

AND there is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs! Woo-hoo!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, September 20th, 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 Fall or Halloween 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 pretty Fall card featuring a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock card base with an acetate panel. Both the 110# and 80# weight Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock are staples in my studio. I create most of my projects with this amazing cardstock and don’t ever see myself without it!

Acetate panel cards are so fun to create and this was a super easy one. All those leaves seen through the acetate were cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock as well, and adhered directly to the inside of the card base.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this Fall card. All you need is a good sturdy card base cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, a piece of acetate, and an edge die – which can be curved or straight, plain or scalloped. Doesn’t get much easier! ;)

Cut a section out of the front flap of the card base with the edge die, adhere the acetate to the back side of the flap and adhere the bottom portion of the front flap to the front of the adhesive. Stamp the front and inside sentiments in brown ink. Die cut and stamp several sets of leaves in brown ink as well, keeping the leaves in the negative spaces by putting small strips of washi tape on the back side of the panels.

Ink the leaves with carved pumpkin, fired brick, forest moss, walnut stain distress inks. Once dry, remove the washi tape from the back side of the panels and remove the die cuts.

Adhere the die cuts randomly to the inside of the card base being sure to cover all areas visible through the acetate.

Ink several wood veneer heart embellishments with the same distress ink colors and adhere to the front of the card base.

CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Fall Leaves Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Ranger distress ink- carved pumpkin, fired brick, forest moss, walnut stain
Dies/Punches: Your Next Stamp Curved Scallop Edge Die, Prickley Pear Stamps Leaf Die Set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Spiegelmom Scraps Wood Veneer Rustic Hearts

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

  1. CutCardStock
  2. Janet Trieschman
  3. Janet Axtman
  4. Maureen Ruangchamneil
  5. Jennifer Kotas
  6. Leslie Turner –>you’re here!<–
  7. Judy VanZandt
  8. Judy Markowitz
  9. CutCardStock – 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 Jennifer’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

happy FALL

Hi friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend – they sure go by fast, don’t they?! Several weeks ago I shared that I’m guest designing over the next three months for Make The Cards Challenge and I’m back to share another inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created this pretty Fall slimline card for MTCC #17 – Color Challenge! Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the colors, the crisp cool weather, and the wonderful sights, sounds and smells!

This graphic screams Fall to me with this gorgeous color palette, so that’s the direction I went! No brainer! ;)

I created my preferred slimline card base size of 9″ x 3-3/4″ (because it fits so nicely in a #10 business envelope) from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and layering panels from a pretty leaf patterned paper and gold foil cardstock. I die cut stitched rectangles and stitched alphabet letters from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock along with leaves stamped in brown ink on the four colors of cardstock. The round gold foil cardstock elements were negative space leftovers from another project that I had out on my desk thinking that I might use them on another project, and Voila! They came in pretty handy for this card! ;) Once everything was assembled and adhered in place, I stamped ‘happy’ in brown ink on a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it in the upper left quadrant.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of patterned paper and cardstock, stamped the sentiment and leaf in brown ink and layered the panel on dark orange cardstock.

And one more peek… such a fun challenge with an amazingly gorgeous color palette!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Adobo textured 4×6 cardstock, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, Stampin’ Up Into the Woods DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Vintage Leaves, Lighthearted Leaves and endless Birthday Wishes stamp sets
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and In Stitches Alphabet Die-namics, Stampin’ Up Vintage Leaves die set
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this week! We can’t wait to see your project using these gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Fall!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you are looking forward to a great weekend… it’s almost here! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #138 – Fall Back! I used a pretty Power Poppy digital image to create this Fall card.

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I cut a yellow panel for the background and layered it on light orange cardstock. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it down and layered it on the light orange cardstock. I die cut a pretty doily, cut it in half and arranged each half behind the focal image. I used some Glossy Accents on the centers of most of the flowers. The Power Poppy digital image included two sentiments, so I used the ‘Happy Fall’ one on the front angled over the focal image.

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I printed the inside sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed the panel and embellished it with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front.

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Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
5. Aud Sentiments: #261 – Fall/Halloween Sentiment
6. Crafty Gals Corner: #211 – Fall Colors
7. International Art & Soul: #93 – Autumn Colors
8. QKR Stampede: #405 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes
10. Try It On Tuesday: Autumn Colors
11. Your Scrapbook Place – October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock; GKD Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn, Cranberry Tart and White cardstock
Stamps: Power Poppy Autumn’s Opulence digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- DR7, TN6, EB2, BG5, LY1, LY2, CG4, GB6, CT4
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a Fall project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

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