Merry, Merry, MERRY!

We are making MERRY! Time to deck the halls. We are making Merry home decorate to spruce up the office. Our Red Glitter cardstock adds just the right amount of FESTIVE sparkle to any project and we love how it looks on this project.

This darling custom paper craft art was created using a few simple supplies listed below. We started out making a Holiday card but ended up turning the work into Home Decor.

MERRY, MERRY, MERRY Supplies:

We HEART non-shed glitter!

Looking to make a sparkly and mess free card? We’ve got you covered. Today we are sharing another non-shed glitter paper project, a 4″x4″ love note. This note showcases our Light Blue Non-shed Glitter Cardstock.

I Heart YOU love note – step by step instructions:

  1. Cut card base to 8″ x 4″. Score and fold in half for 4″x4″ card base.
  2. Round the corners of card base with rounded corner punch.
  3. Cut a piece of Light Blue Non-shed Glitter Cardstock to 2″ x 3.5″. Using scissors, snip a flag shape on the bottom of glitter card stock. See project for example. Adhere to card base.
  4. Cut a piece of pink card stock to 3″ x 2.5″. Stamp the circle stamp in pink ink onto the pink card stock to create a polka dot pattern. Round the corners with a corner round punch. Adhere pink card stock to card base. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  5. Cut a piece of brown card stock to 3″ x 1″. Adhere to pink card stock. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  6. Cut a piece of teal card stock to 3″ x .5″. Using a paper piercing tool pierce small holes across the card stock to mimic stitching. Follow the pierced holes with a white gel pen to mimic the thread. Adhere to brown card stock. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  7. Stamp a greeting on white card stock. We used an alphabet stamp set to stamp the words ‘I HEART YOU’. Alternate brown and pink ink colors. Use project example for placement suggestion.
  8. Add heart embellishment and linens thread to card front. Use project example for placement suggestion.

Supplies:

  • Light Blue Non-Shed Glitter Cardstock – ETC Papers
  • Kraft, pink, teal, brown and white cardstocks
  • White gel pen
  • Paper piercing tool & ruler
  • Epoxy embellishment
  • Linen Thread
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Circle stamp
  • Pink & brown inks
  • Corner round punch

 

 

A Fantastic TREAT! – Easy hostess gift idea

A little glitter can go a long way. You can dress up any ordinary object and make it sparkle.

Do you need a quick hostess or gift idea? Check out this cute jar of kisses. We took a basic mini jar added a little dazzle. The silver jar lid was in need of a little sparkle. All you need is silver glitter card stock, a small jar and candy.

 

We used a circle punch to cut out a circle shape that matched the diameter of the jar lid. We added a little more pizazz with a hand stamped tag and a few tassels. The tag also features a small peek of silver glitter card stock.

Supplies:

It’s your DAY TO SHINE! – coloring and stamping on glitter card stock

Happy Monday! Let’s start off the week with a happy and life affirming message, ‘It’s Your Day to Shine’!

This fun card makes our white glitter card stock shine! Have you tried coloring on glitter card stock? It’s easy to do if you take a careful and light touch approach. Since our glitter card stock does not shed, the glitter stays put.

For this card we used a stamp set and dies from Concord & 9th. The lightbulb was stamped in an archival black ink on our glitter card stock. Then we colored the light bulb using various shade of yellow Copic sketch markers. Next we stamped the greeting inside the lightbulb. We used a basic stamp alignment tool (like a Misti) to stamp the greeting multiple times to for better ink coverage and to get that deep black ink look. The image was then cut using the coordinating lightbulb die and a Big Shot manual die cutter. The card came together quickly from there.

Card supplies:

  • White glitter card stock (non-shed)– ETC Papers
  • Silver metallic card stock
  • Yellow and white card stock – ARC Papers
  • Stamp set of choice – we used a retired set from Concord & 9th
  • Alcohol based makers – we used Copic markers
  • Sequins – Studio Calico
  • Washi tape
  • Library card from Studio Calico
  • Archival Ink – We used Ranger Archival Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Die cut machine – We used a Big Shot
  • Stamp alignment tool – We used a Misti

TIP: Are you looking for a great ink to use with Alcohol based markers? Check out this quick 5 minute YouTube video that showcases a wide array of black archival inks.

 

 

Pot of Gold – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Bring on the GREEN! While it’s not green beer it’s certainly kid friendly. Today we are sharing a fun St. Patrick’s treat that the tricky Leprechauns can leave behind for the little ones on St. Patrick’s day. This pot of gold is not really a pot, or full of gold, but this jar is full of green goodness in the form of gumballs! The lid and tag have been all dressed up using our Gold Glitter card stock. We added a little more gold bling to the lid to really make this pot of gum dazzle. We topped the canning jar off with a tag and now this treat is poppin’!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Geometric Heart Art and FREE Printable

We love this popular trend of hearts created from geometric shapes. You see it in home decor, crafts, stationery and more. Inspired by this trend we created this geometric heart art piece using some of our newest products; foam tape and glitter card stock.

We introduced colored glitter card stock a few weeks ago. If you missed it, check out that post here. We’ve added foam adhesive squares to our online store in two sizes! The key to making this heart pop and beat off the page is foam adhesive. DIY instructions below.

Supplies used:

Gold Glitter card stock
Foam Tape – small squares
Watercolor paper
Watercolor paint & paint brush
Silhouette Cameo
FREE Heart Tangle download – Geometric Heart Art file (save out as a DXF file to turn into a cut file)
Gold Frame

Foam Tape- Small Squares

Available now in our online store for $7.79

Foam Tape is acid and lignin free. Double-sided adhesive for all crafting needs. About 920 squares per sheet and 6 sheets/pack. Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches

Foam tape is a must have for just about any paper project!

Cut out free download Heart Tangle on an E-Cutter.

Weed out negative spaces from Heart. Get foam adhesive.

Trace heart shape on watercolor paper and watercolor the heart shape.

Apply foam adhesive squares to back of heart.

Remove adhesive liner from back of foam adhesive.

Apply Heart Tangle image to top of watercolored heart.

Look from side to be sure every adhesive square is adhered.

We quickly spray painted an old frame gold to match the gold glitter paper.

Glorious Glitter Cardstock in 12 x 12 – All Colors now available!

We keep on adding so many awesome items to our online store. We now have Glitter Cardstock in all shades of the rainbow and more!

Our Glitter Cardstock is 12×12, and is acid & lignin free. Want the look of glitter without the mess? The gorgeous glitter on our cardstock does not fall off, so no mess! Sold in a pack of 15 sheets.

We made a simple Valentine Heart Garland using these three colors of our new 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock.

Silver 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock

White 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock

Plum 12 x 12 Glitter Cardstock

Glitter Heart Garland:

1. Punch out heart shapes from various colors of Glitter Cardstock. Punch a front and back for every heart.

2. Adhere heart fronts, in a repeating pattern, onto a string with tape or glue.

3. Line up and adhere all heart backs.