Monday, February 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Bikes Accordion Album

Hello and welcome to the CutCardStock Blog! It's Gloria with you today. This is my last post as part of the 2016 Design Team! It has been a wonderful experience and I want to thank all of you for reading. I especially want to thank the CCS crew for their support and appreciation over the past 12 months!

For my post today I have created a 6 1/8" x 20 1/2" accordion fold mini album. I have decorated just one side of the album in order to turn it into a table-top decor piece. My little album contains photos of vintage bicycles...pink bicycles! I have a love for pretty pink bikes!

 (photos downloaded from Pinterest)

I printed my photos onto Natural White Classic Linen Cardstock. I was surprised at how well my printer printed these bright photos onto the linen. Plus, the photos have that soft, vintage look that I love!

After the photos were printed, I cut them each to approximately 6" x 4". I reserved one photo to use on the front of the album. 


To create the mini album, Cut two pieces of 130lb Brown Bag Kraft Cardstock to  6 1/8" x  11". Score on the 11" side at 4 1/8" and 8 1/4". Place one piece of the kraft cardstock onto the work surface and measure 1 3/8" from the second sore line. Draw a line to mark the measurement. Place scor-tape on the space to the right of the line.

Remove the liner from the scor-tape. With the short panel of the second piece of cardstock overlapping the scor-tape area of the first piece of cardstock, secure the pieces together. You will have one long piece of cardstock measuring 6 1/8" tall by 20 1/2" long.


Fold the paper in a mountain-valley pattern. Burnish all score lines. You should have five (5) panels, each 6 1/8" x 4 1/8".


Create an embellishment for the front of the mini album. Ink a chipboard bicycle with embossing ink. Sprinkle the bicycle with various shades of pink embossing powder. Heat to melt the powder.  Set the embellishment aside to cool.


Decorate the first panel of the album. Start by cutting a piece of Prima Tales of You and Me paper to 6" x 4". Attach the paper to the album panel. Cut a white paper doily in half and glue to the top, left edge of panel. Glue the chipboard bicycle to the bottom of the panel, as shown.

Glue various paper flowers to the bicycle embellishment. Use a stitched square die cut template to cut out a photo and attach it to the album, at an angle as shown. Add a tiny, pink clothes pin to the photo. Using the sticker letters from the Prima Tales of You and Me 6x6 paper pad, spell out the phrase "pretty pink bikes" on the top of the album page. Glue a few pink sequins to the page, as desired.


Cut four (4) pieces of Prima Tales of You and Me paper to 6" x 4" and attach one piece to each of the remaining panels. Attach a photo to each panel as shown.

Thanks for looking!  

~ Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

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Friday, February 17, 2017

A Paper Box Frame for that Treasured Photo


Have you ever needed a unique way to display a treasured photo? That's exactly what I needed, so I created a paper box frame and added a few paper roses. 

I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Solar White Classic Linen Card Stock. I scored each side at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", and 2". I find it is easiest to rotate my paper and only have one set of measurements to remember. 

On the 8 1/2" side I also scored the paper down 1" at 2 1/2" and 6" only.


Next I needed to trim out the corners to create the box sides of the frame. The black lines in the photo show where you will need to cut.


Here is the paper with the corners cut out.

Fold on all the scored lines. 


Start with the 11" sides folding the edges over to create a small box (or tube). Attach the bottom side of the tube with Score-Tape. Tuck the small flap inside the frame.


Repeat for the 8 1/2" sides. This side with create a mock mitered corner.


Inside the frame I place a photo of my daughter and her grandpa at her wedding.


Then using Heartfelt Creation's Classic Rose Cling stamps, I several sets of flower and stems. I used Solar White Classic Linen Card Stock and Emerald Royal Sundance Linen Card Stock.


I inked the flowers with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. Then I die cut them out.


I shaped and assembled the flowers.


I die cut 2 Tim Holtz Small Easel dies, glue them together, and attached it to the back of the frame. 


I arranged the flowers on the front. Added a few leaves. Now I have a great gift for my dad. (Don't worry he won't see this post as he doesn't have a computer.)


Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating.
Lisa M.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Multi-dimensional Pop-Up Card

Hi all! This is Alexia and I'm back today with my last project for CutCardStock. Time flies, another term went by and I want to take this opportunity to thank CutCardStock for the amazing journey! The project I'm sharing today is a multi-dimensional pop-up card, something I have been playing a lot lately. I tried creating different depths, dimensions to achieve the look I want and it was fun to know the possibilities are unless! You can add layers of dimensions by just changing/adding the cut lines, let me show you what it means! 

Here is the front of the card, the theme is house warming.

I added decorative elements to the card using cutouts from dies.


Directions:
Prepare a cardstock size 6 1/2" x 10" and score in the middle at 5" horizontally.

Cut small opening where the folded line is, the short lines are 1" and the longer ones are 1 1/4" long.

Open the cardstock and fold the cut lines inward as shown in picture above.

Prepare and trim patterned paper and colored cardstock to fit inside the card. 

Adhere the patterned paper and cardstock to the card using double-sided tape.


Die-cut and adhere decorative elements to the card.

This is how it looks like! Print desired sentiment,adhere to the card and done!

For the outside of the card, trim a patterned cardstock size 6 1/5" x 10 1/16" and glue to the card. Trim off the excess if the patterned cardstock is too long (this is because the pop-up element will add some thickness to the card so you will need a longer patterned cardstock to cover the entire surface of the card). 

Print or stamp sentiment for the front of the card if desired.



I hope you like the technique I'm sharing today, it's actually quite easy to add three dimensional effect to the card and using this technique you are able to make many different dimensions of card! Like I say, the possibilities are endless! I hope you have a fabulous time making this and good bye for now! See you around the web! :) - Alexia

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