Making a Colorful Card

Create a colorful card for Valentine’s Day or another special occasion with card stock from CutCardStock. #affiliate #cardmaking

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finished card

Making this HUGS card with Valentine’s day in mind, it can actually be used year-round. I intend to use it for a friend that is recovering from surgery. The finished card is 4″ x 6″.

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paper

The card stock used for the card base is Basis in neutral. I am working with a pre-cut and folded card. CutCardStock has a ton of different colors of Basis to choose from. The colorful card stock comes from an assortment pack of Pop-Tones.

cricut maker

I used my Cricut Maker to cut the letters. Strategically aligning the colors, I was able to cut all the letters in one pass. I like to have a bit of additional security by using washi tape to hold the pieces in place when cutting.

cut letters on mat

The hollow letters actually leave behind another thin letter that can be used for another project.

With a bit of glue and attention to alignment, the card was easy to finish.

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Please visit the store to grab the free SVG file. Hugs

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Thanksgiving Day Card

Let’s make a fun Thanksgiving Day card. #affiliate @cutcardstock @DCC @gwenstudios

final turkey card

Combining card stock and ribbon makes a fun and wonky turkey card for Thanksgiving. Do you know someone who would enjoy this card? It is really fun to make. Changing the placement of the different elements will adjust the final look making it uniquely yours. The turkey could also make a fun framed piece or kid’s craft.

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This card was made as a part of the CutCardStock and Gwen Studios design team. You can find many more Gwen Studio creations at the Designer Craft Connection site.

basis folded card

The colors I chose to work with are all from the Basis line and they are weighted at 80# cover and come in a variety of different colors. The folded card is also Basis and comes in different sizes: 4″ x 6″, A2, A1, A6, 5″ x 7″, and table tent. Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock.

materials

All the pieces are cut and ready to assemble. The Gwen Studios grosgrain ribbon was cut to 4″ in length. You can find Gwen Studios products at Walmart and Michaels.

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folded ribbons

The ribbon was added to the card front first and the turkey elements were glued together separately.

foam tape

Foam tape is added to the body of the turkey.

close-up

From this angle, you can see the dimension and the googly eyes. The turkey’s body is applied at a slight angle and held in place with the foam tape.

cut svg file

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file: [Turkey Card]

Make a Wreath Card

Make a wreath card in a variety of different ways with this one free SVG file.

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wreath card

Cutcardstock’s featured theme this month is white and ivory. This month I created an SVG file that is more of a kit than one item. The file has a variety of different flora pieces that can be put together in a variety of different ways. You can use the card without any of the additional elements added. I chose to color the flower and leaves for the card I made.

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basic white
Basic White card stock

The soft white color, matte vellum finish, and medium weight of this Basic White card stock cuts really well in electronic cutting machines.

cricut maker

I used a Cricut Maker with a 100lb card stock setting and a pressure setting of more. I wanted to make sure the small detailed pieces were cut thoroughly.

There are multiple pieces in the file. The card has a cut-away circle with a woven center. The flora pieces can be added in a variety of different arrangements, or not at all, making this file very flexible for crafting.

Here are the pieces I chose to work with from the file. Using Distress Oxide ink, I blended the ink onto the cut pieces with a brush.

This close-up shows the detail and the dimension of the card.
You also get a nice look at the yellow gem in the flower’s center.

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card standing

I really like how the light is showing through the woven circle. It would also look nice with a colored inset inside.

Please visit the store for the free SVG file: [Wreath Card]

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Inked Wrinkle Technique

Don’t throw away your waste paper before trying this inked wrinkle technique.

final card

The other day I was working on a sublimation project and I was discarding my protective paper. I hated the idea of throwing away paper and came up with this idea for its use. Using the scrap paper, I Inked it to make an interesting texture. I happened to use Protective Paper from Artesprix. It has a vellum or parchment paper look to it.

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The idea here is to use waste paper. The protective paper I had couldn’t be used again for sublimation because it had some ghosting of the sublimation ink on it which might transfer if used again. I started with a black ink pad and then continued with different colors of ink.

This is the inked wrinkles after I added a few different colors of ink. After finding this successful, I did it again with sublimation ink pads and I will have a tutorial on that outcome posted soon.

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close-up of card

I ended up making a card with the wrinkled paper. I think it could be used in a variety of different ways. No more wasted paper for me. I will be keeping a stash of these wrinkled ink papers for crafting. Did you find this useful? Let me know in the comments.

How to Make a Textured Card

How to make a layered and textured card with DIY texture paste.

final enjoy card

The other day I shared about making your own texture paste. What I didn’t share was what to do next, so here is one example of its use. The background leaves are all made with my homemade texture paste.

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card parts

This card has a few layers and textures. The card base is layered with a beautiful metallic Kunzite cardstock from CutCardStock. The next layer is the leaves made with DIY texture paste. Because of the slight depth from the texture paste, I thought the sentiment would need to be elevated from the front of the card.

layering word

The word enjoy was cut from white cardstock three times and once from Rinea foiled paper. I then layered them all together to give the word additional height. If you are interested in Rinea foiled paper use my discount code of “TRYIT” for 10% off your order.

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closeup

Finally, a close-up of the card front so you can see the layers and depth of all the parts used. If you look closely, you can see I used a gem to dot the j instead of the layered cardstock, adding one additional texture to the card.

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Watercolor Card

How to paint with watercolor pencils.

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final card

My favorite gold watercolor is Reddish Gold Japanese Watercolor from Yasutomo. So I was excited to see Yasutomo at the Namta/Creativation trade show. I was given a set of watercolor pencils, they aren’t even released yet. So I tried them out and made a thank you note to send to them.

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watercolor pencils

When I got home a tried the pencils and painted a flower. The pencils are really nice and creamy.

flower painting

I really like how the pencils; when water is added, have a result that looks like watercolor paints. But the pencils are so versatile with the ability to add details. You can see the watercolor blending in the flower petals and the detail in the center of the flower.

I chose to use the flower image on a card and of course, I had to use my favorite gold watercolor. The base of the card has a napkin applied with Nori paste, when dry, I used the gold watercolor to bring out the texture. The textured cardstock also has the gold watercolor applied. The belly band made of vellum has a sentiment in gold embossing powder to connect it all together.

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Floral Circle Card

Make an elegant floral card with this free SVG file. Great for weddings and anniversaries or any special greeting.

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final card

What a beautiful card that could be used for a wedding, an anniversary, or just a special greeting. You can add your own sentiment or leave it as is. I love how the neutral colors coordinate together. Three different papers were used to make this card.

cardstock

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The papers used were Stardream Metallic in Quartz for the card. Stardream is my favorite cardstock because it has a shimmer to the surface. Cut the floral element from MirriSparkle Glitter in Gold, and the vellum insert from Curious Translucent in Clear.

cricut

I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. As a reminder, set the red lines to score and load your scoring tool before setting the file to cut. Similar weight cardstocks can be cut at the same time. Set your machine to 100lb cardstock for the Stardream and the Gold Glitter and run the cut twice. Just push the go button again without removing your mat.

parts

The cut file has three parts to glue together. Any adhesive will work, I am using Reptile Craft Adhesive. I’ve placed it into a smaller bottle (as seen in the photo above). You can purchase the pearl gems at the Dollar Tree.

circle box

If you would like a coordinating gift box, see the following link: Circular Box

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file for the card. [Elegant Card SVG]

close-up of card

This view shows the detail of the decorative piece on the front of the card. I like the dimension gained from the addition of the pearl gems as well as the see-through element of the vellum.

card standing

The above view of the card shows off the see-through quality of the vellum.

Card Making

Follow along the creative process for making a card, staring without a plan.

and the Creative Process

I began making this card without a plan. I take you through the entire creative process from start to finish using minimal materials. The process begins with ink smooching to make a background for the card. And from there, choose colors that coordinate.

For the sentiment, I used a word from the Word Art file located in the store. You can access that file here: https://tryit-likeit.com/product/word-art/

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The sentiment is raised using foam tape and the bloom is tucked into the top. You also get a sense of the glitter splats from the Unicorn Spit paint.

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The image above shows the finished card and a peek to the inside. I like to take elements from the front of the card and carry them into the inside. You can also see the slight 3D effect of the bloom on the front of the card.

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Making a Magical Greeting Card

Making a magical greeting card that sparkles and shines.

final card

What a fun greeting card to make. It glitters and sparkles. The stencil-designed paper was the inspiration for making this card, along with the card base that has a metallic glitter to it. Adding different elements of glitter and sparkle helped to unify the pieces.

You can learn how to make the reversed stencil design at the following post: [reverse stencil]

Materials:

  • CutCardStock Crystal Stardream
  • CutCardStock Vellum
  • Zing silver embossing powder
  • heat gun
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  • magical stamp
  • Versamark stamp pad
  • iZink dye spray
  • Best Glue Ever

The above image shows how the cardstock and the stenciled image both have similar glitz to them. The stenciled image was sprayed with iZink dye in silver to add sparkle.

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I like to add a hint of the outside to the inside of cards. For this one, I added a strip of the stenciled paper along the edge.

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Weave a Ribbon Greeting Card

Make a woven ribbon greeting card with this SVG file. #affiliate #SVG

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ribbon card

I had an idea for weaving ribbon through a card and here is the result. I love how you can change the look by changing the color of the ribbons. What about trying paper strips instead? Don’t add the bow and add a sentiment strip instead would also change the look of the card. It is so versatile.

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I used this beautiful Stardream Metallic Crystal cardstock. The cardstock is smooth and metallic. The cardstock has a mica pearlescent coating on both sides. It really is beautiful and shimmery in person. Changing the color of the cardstock would also change the look of the card – again so versatile.

I cut the SVG file on a Cricut Maker. The cardstock is heavy, you might find cutting it twice will help.

Here are all the parts I used to make the card. I used an additional piece of cardstock inside the front flap of the card because one of the ribbon strips was sheer. Depending on the ribbon or paper strips you choose this might not be necessary.

tape inside

I chose to use double-stick tape inside my card to hold the ribbon ends in place. Using a stamp pad to hold back the ribbons while placing the tape was a big help.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the shop to download the SVG file for the card. [Ribbon Card SVG]