Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Xyron Design Team

{FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}

I have exciting news! I made the Xyron 2018 Design Team along with these lovely and talented ladies! 
From top left: Mitsyana Wright - Up on Tippy Toes, Mary Dimercurio Prasad, Tisa Jackson - Tisa's Creations, Lindsay Fekitoa - See Lindsay

Middle Row: Pam Bray - Scrapbooking Flair, Morena Hockley - Morena's Corner, Erin Reed - Scraps of Reflection, Jessica Litman - Organized Mamas 

Bottom Row: Jessica Roe - Everyday Party Magazine, Nadine Carlier -Nadine's Scrap n' Stuff, Sue Eldred - Sue's Creative Workshop, Sonja Bakonyi - Sugar Bean Cards

I just received my shipment of goodies and thought I would share them with you. I did a video unveiling my new product for my YouTube channel found at: 

I will do more extensive tutorials/videos as I use each product so keep watching!

Today's featured products include: 

Mention of: 1.5" Sticker Maker

Keep checking back to see these products in action!

{FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Thinking of you

Hello all. Here is my last post for CutCardStock. I decided to go with a simple 'thinking of you' card.
With one sheet of Classic Crest Patriot Blue and two sheets of Classic Natural White, I was able to make two cards. The first card was posted a few weeks ago and can be found here: Congrats card.

Card #2

To make this card, I got to play with some old and some new toys.
The 'you' part of the card is just the right size to get glue everywhere and with the dark blue color, I didn't want to chance it. So I grabbed my Xyron Create-a-Sticker and ran it through.

The adhesive is evenly distributed on the back for a sure clean way to adhere it to the ivory cardstock.
 After cutting my flower petals out with the Silhouette Cameo 3, I grabbed my copper embossing powder, versamark ink, and the Springtime Wishes Close to My Heart stamp set.
This step is optional, but I wanted to see the copper against the deep blue. Below is before heat was applied.
 After the heat is applied.
Next I grabbed my new set of McGill flower rollers and set out to shape the petals.
This is a heavier cardstock so a spray of water to the back of the flowers allowed me to shape them better.

 Final project:

Thank you for looking at my final project for CutCardStock. Best of luck to the new design team coming in!

{FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Birthday Celebration Card

Let's face it, the older we get the less enthusiastic we become about our birthday! With that said, it is still nice to get a little card just to know someone thought of you.

For this card, I grabbed the Lori Whitlock base file from the Silhouette Store. ***Sugar Tip*** The flame for the candles on this file need to be flipped horizontally to fit the outside of the candle. If you cut it as the file comes, the flames do not fit correctly. So simply flip them and it is fixed! 
After I chose my file, I decided to use DCWV's Confetti stack and modify the card to what I wanted.
  Image result for DCWV confetti
With the small pieces, I decided to use my Xyron Create a Sticker so that I didn't get warped pieces from using glue. 
This is also when I discovered that the flames for the candles were backwards. See the Sugar Tip up above to fix this issue!
 Final Project:
One of the modifications I did was remove the 'Happy' and 'Birthday' banner to replace it with the recipient's name.
The next addition I did was an embossed sentiment using a random stamp and Ranger Ink's gold embossing powder.
Since I know that Beth would know how to work this card, that is why I decided to make her the flexi card and I know she loves the Confetti stack as well. 

Materials Used: 

  • DCWVinc. Confetti 12x12 stack
  • DCWV gold glitter paper from the Glitzy Glitter 12x12 stack
  • Lori Whitlock a2 Flexi Card Happy Birthday (found in the Silhouette Store)
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Silhouette Studio-Designers Edition
  • Xyron Create a Sticker Model 150
  • Ranger gold embossing poweder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Canon 80D

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Steampunk 'Once upon a Time' book

Hello all! A few weeks ago, I made a Steampunk Top Hat. I had some left over supplies and decided I needed to do a matching book!

I decided the Love Stories 3d book file from SnapDragon Snippets would be perfect to accomplish my goal. Once I had my file picked out, I grabbed some Tim Holtz trinkets, his Lost and Found stack, and (3) sheets of Bazzill's Milkshake cardstock to get started.
With the Walnut Stain, I threw some ink around the books edges to distress it a bit.

Next, I grabbed a Darice clock embossing folder and my Sizzix Big Shot to emboss the top layer to my book.

Then I put it all together with my fingers crossed that it would turn out somewhat decent!

On the background paper, I took it outside and burned the edges. My husband asked me what in the world I was doing outside (it's freezing here). I told him burning paper. He just looked at me like I was crazy, shook his head, and mumbled something about he should've guessed that that was what I was doing. Well come on now honey, I really should never be left unsupervised.

  I love the spine on these book files.
For the paper gears, I cut them on white cardstock and then used some distress spray to get the colors on them. 

 Materials Used: 

  • Tim Holtz
    • Lost and Found 12 x 12 double sided stack
    • Time Pieces
    • Long Fasteners
    • Sprocket Gears
    • Swivel Clasps
    • Walnut Stain Ranger Ink
    • Vintage Photo Ranger Ink
    • Distress Spray
      • Hickory Smoke
      • Fossilized Amber
      • Twisted Citron
  • Bazzill brown Milkshake 12x12 cardstock
  • SnapDragon Snippets Love Stories 3d Book Gift Card Box
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Silhouette Studio~Designer Edition
  • Recollections rose gold cardstock
  • E6000 Industrial Strength glue
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • Canon 80D 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Masculine Birthday Card

Not only are men hard to shop for, they're hard to make cards for! Do you go serious, funny, impersonal, or generic?! For this masculine birthday card, I decided to go funny with a mix of serious and a theme along the lines of "time".

With the help of a few Tim Holtz pieces, his French Industrial stack, and (1) sheet each of Bazzill's Butter Mints, Almond Cream, and Peanut Fudge cardstock, I think I accomplished my goal.
I used the print and cut feature on the Butter Mints cardstock to print off the messages.
 Then I used Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo ink to distress the paper
Next I used a Darice embossing folder with my Sizzix Big Shot to emboss clocks on the under sheet and distressed it with some Walnut Stain.
 I just distressed it where I knew the top cut out would not cover.

Final Product:

 The card base is a Lori Whitlock 3 steps file from the Silhouette Design Store.

 Materials Used: