Tag, Tabs, and Pockets

Freebie Friday Printable

tag, tabs, and pockets

This week’s freebie contains a tag, a few tabs, two pockets, and three decorative bars. The blue and yellow leaves are perfect for spring crafting. This printable is great for a variety of different paper crafts.

Grab the free PDF file here [tag,tabs,pockets]

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My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Making a Paper Owl Mask

Make your own owl mask with the free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

owl mask

What a fun time of the year to create. As the summer weather turns cooler the colors change to an autumn palette. This DIY mask can be worn for Halloween or made as a decorative piece to hang. If you change the color or eliminate some of the pieces you can totally change the look and feel of the mask. Create in all white and you’d have a beautiful winter owl.

The free SVG file was created as a part of the CutCardStock design team and is linked below.

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Video Tutorial:

basis papers

I chose the colors from the Basis line, weighted at 80# cover, and come in a variety of different colors.

Cricut Maker

Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock.

cut parts

All the pieces are cut and ready to assemble. I set the width of the file to 7.5″ to fit comfortably on the 8.5 x 11″ pieces.

inks and mask

I wanted to add some detail and depth to the mask so I chose to ink blend the pieces with Distress Oxide. Then I worked the pieces with a ball tool to add some actual dimension.

close-up

From this angle, you can see the dimension and a close-up of some of the ink blending. Adding a bit of elastic is all that is needed in order to wear the mask.

wearing the mask

A perfect fit!

Please visit the store to download the free SVG [Owl Mask]

DIY a Paper Bowl

Make a paper bowl catchall from a free SVG.

with CutCardStock

Cutcardstock’s featured theme this month is white and ivory. Anytime I can create with the Stardream line, I jump at the chance. It is my favorite cardstock, the shine is just beautiful. This month I created an SVG file to make a DIY paper bowl.

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quartz stardream

To make the paper bowl I used Quartz Stardream in 8.5 x 11″.

cricut maker

Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock with a pressure setting of more.

cut pieces

Here are the cut and scored shapes from the free SVG file. The file will make for a small container about 3″ wide when cut from an 8.5 x 11″ sheet.

painted cardstock

I used a smush technique to paint one side of the cardstock with metallic paint from Deco Art. Paint and water were placed on my glass mat and the cardstock was then smushed into the colors. It made a fantastic dendrite pattern.

Video Tutorial:

To Grab the free SVG file, visit the store [paper bowl svg]

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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materials

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.

Video Tutorial:

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.

Watercolor Card

How to paint with watercolor pencils.

with Yasutomo

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.

Some items used in this tutorial were provided by the manufacturer in order to promote their products.

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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How to Foil Chipboard

Learn how to apply foil to chipboard for a colorful result.

final card front

What a fun way to upscale chipboard using foil. This chipboard was purchased at the Dollar Tree but any chipboard pieces will work. There are different ways to get texture with the foil based on how you apply the transfer gel. After foiling, I used the chipboard on the front of a card and added additional color and texture with cardstock pieces.

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materials

Materials:

Applying Transfer Gel on chipboard can be done in a variety of ways. Using my finger to apply it gave a very nice texture to the surface when the foil was applied. You can see the entire transfer process and card making in the video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial:

close-up of texture

The close-up image shows the texture detail from the foil on the chipboard. This version is the one with less foil applied as seen in the video tutorial. The brushstroke-like effect is very nice in person, while the overall color shimmers with movement.

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Box Envelope

Make a box envelope with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

Box envelopes have become really popular. Especially with the variety of depth being used with card making. This SVG file makes for a nice slimline envelope. It would also make for a nice way to present a gift of money to someone special.

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pop tone card stock

I used Pop-Tone in Spearmint for my project. As of this posting, this pack isn’t currently available but no worries, you can still get Spearmint in a variety pack of Pop-Tone. Pop-Tone colors come in a variety of different sizes and invitations as well as envelopes.

cricut maker

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.

Here is the card stock cut and scored ready for folding. I used a bit of double-stick tape to seal the sides.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the SVG file for the envelope. [Box envelope SVG]

The view from the side shows the depth of the box envelope.

close-up

The close-up view shows how the envelope overlaps on the front as well as showing the depth from a different angle. The sticker decoration I used to finish the envelope was one I bought at the Dollar Tree. I like how the colors of the sticker coordinate with the spearmint pop-tone cardstock as well as having a bit of depth too.

Layered Heart SVG

Create a layered heart valentine with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

For Valentine’s Day, I am making a layered heart valentine with CutCardStock. I chose to make the heart alone but you can alter the file in many different ways. Use it as part of a card. Or maybe you want to only use two of the layers. And with any SVG file, you can change the size of the file and the colors you cut them out of for a variety of different looks.

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I used three different card stocks for my project. The heart is made with layering Pop-Tone Razzleberry as the top layer, Stardream Metallic in Kunzite, and the bottom solid heart layer in Bright Silver Foil.

I cut the three different layers of cardstock on a Cricut Maker. I set the size of the heart to 5″ tall.

You can see how pretty those detailed layers are and they would work well individually as well as together. A totally different idea would be to use them as stencils.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file for the heart. [Layered Heart SVG]

close up

The close-up view shows the three layers as well as the dimension of the finished piece. You can also see the detail of the cut design.

Weave a Ribbon Greeting Card

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

with CutCardStock

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]

Making a Playful Cat Tag

Making a playful cat tag with Fairy Stamper.

with Fairy Stamper

cat tag

Cats are playful. The Nala stamp from Fairy Stamper needed to be playful and the scrapbook paper with the birds worked well. I put the two together to make a playful tag.

Materials:

  • scrapbook paper
  • cardstock
  • Nala stamp
  • black ink pad
  • clear embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • DIY shimmer spray
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brush
  • ribbons
  • hole punch
  • works board
  • scissors
  • tape runner

Video Tutorial:

The glimmer on the tag is hard to capture on video and photography. Hopefully, the image above shows a bit of how it shimmers. I make my own shimmer spray. If you would like to learn how to make your own you can follow this link. [DIY shimmer spray]

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Distress Ink Bundle
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Intense Black Ink Pad
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