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Holidays Countdown Series with CutCardStock

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Welcome to the Holidays Countdown Series with CutCardStock! I'm going to share this quick and easy gift wrapping idea with you. This project is not only intended for wrapping chocolate bar (as illustrated in tutorial below), this idea also applies to other different gift wrapping. With Stardream Metallic cardstocks, it's easy to give any kind of project an elegant outlook. 

Since this is a easy project, the tutorial is going to be really short.


Step 1: First prepare supplies as shown above. You can choose to use any decorative die that you prefer. 
Step 2: Trim the cardstock according to the length of the gift (in this case the length of the chocolate bar). Then score the cardstock according to the dimension of the gift. Fold along scored lines. 

Step 3: Wrap the cardstock around the gift and secure the opening with double-sided tape. 

 Step 4: Diecut the decorative band and then score the band similarly to step in Step 2. Wrap this around the crystal cardstock in Step 3.

Step 5: Apply ribbon and string mini ornaments. Tie a bow and done!

I hope you like this project idea. Little gifts like this is perfect for friend, kid's schoolmate, teacher or anyone!! It's an elegant inexpensive gift. After all it's the thought that counts. Remember to also check out the other posts created for this Holidays Series for much more inspirations! 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you!


Contemporary Christmas Card

Friday, December 2, 2016
Can't believe we are in December already, only a few more weeks until Christmas! Lets spread some Christmas spirit by sharing this holiday card with you! This card is created using both Contemporary and Traditional Christmas collections by Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion. I just love the swirls on top of the golden shimmering Christmas tree, what do you think? There are so many things to get done around this time of the year but I'm trying to create as much as possible so I can share them with you everyday till Christmas (fingers crossed)! And I hope you are having a great time hand crafting gifts for your loved ones too. Be back soon....!

- Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Collection (Stylish Tree Metal Die)
- Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Collection (Falling Snow Clear Acetate)
- Sara Signature Contemporary Christmas Collection (Stamps)
- Sara Signature Traditional Paper Crafting Collection (6x6 Patterned Paper)

- Gold Shimmering Cardstock

Easy Gift Tag For The Season

Monday, November 28, 2016
Holidays gift wrapping idea, dress your present with this easy to make gift tag! It doesn't have to be super fancy to be beautiful, simplicity can also be pretty elegant! This gift tag was made using Crafter's Companion circle dies, Season's Greetings sentiment die and Christmas tree border die. It's not only easy to make but it's one of a kind. What's better than adding this unique touch to your beautifully wrapped presents? 

Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Contemporary Christmas Metal Die - Scenic Borders
Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Festive Wonder Decorative Metal Die - Season's Greetings

- Shimmering Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 8pc package - Forest Green

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafty friends! I'm just popping in to share two cards here before I go and start my busy day in the kitchen (I can smell the Turkey already)! If you are interested in the stamps I used on the following cards, make sure to make a purchase at Crafter's Companion because it's free with purchase! Oh goodie, it's perfect for making lots of Thank You cards!

Both cards are colored with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. love these blendable pencils!!

Hope you like the cards and again, thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! May you have a beautiful and memorable day. 

Gift Presentation with Die-Cuts

Friday, November 18, 2016
Need some quick gift presentation tips? Today I'm going to show you how easy it is to decorate your gift box using die-cuts. Along with the gift box punch board from We R Memory Keeper making gift box is so much easier and faster! I'll demonstrate how it's done but first lets take a look at the different sizes of gift box I created! 

Cardstocks by CutCardStock is perfect for making these adorable gift boxes, especially the cover cardstocks they are great for sturdy boxes. 


Step 1: Prepare a cardstock by referring to the measurement details as shown on the Memory Keeper Gift Box Punch board. In this tutorial, a 8 x 8 cardstock will be used to make a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4" box. Score and punch according to the instruction explained on the board. Fold along lines to form a box. 

Step 2: Take a decorative die and place it in the middle of the scored cardstock in Step 1. Run the cardstock and die through a die-cut machine. Prepare a clear acetate (any plastic packaging can be used for this step) and adhere to the inside of the box (behind the circle) with double-sided tapes, as shown in pictures above.

 Step 3: Die-cut a paper bow using any bow dies you have.

 Step 4: Make a band for the box where the bow sits on. Using the same punch board, punch notches on both sides of the band as shown in picture above. Place the bow on top of the punched notches and done.
Die-cut other holidays decorative dies and use as gift box embellishments. It's that simple! I love the cardstock quality from CutCardStock, it makes quality gift boxes! And CutCardStock also offers so many different colors cardstock for different occasions, how convenient!! And don't forget to stock up the Red, Green and White cardstocks now while they are on sale!


Sheena's Groovin' 60's Line is Coming!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Feeling groovy?! Sheena's Groovin' 60's line is releasing tomorrow! Check out the card I created with the beautiful stencil and stamp set from this line, what do you think? Don't the stamps look fabulous?! There is a total of six different stencils and six stamp sets you can choose from and play with. What I like about the 60's is the colorful retro designs, never have too much colors!

This stamp set I used is called "RPM", obviously I bet you can tell straight from the card and the stencil is called "Groovy Perspective". What's your perspective?! :) Don't forget to check Crafter's Companion's Pinterest board or Facebook page for more project ideas. 

- Groovin' 60' Stamp Set (RPM)
- Groovin' 60' Stencil (Crazy Perspective)
- Spectrum Noir Markers (IG6, IG5, IG3, DG3, DG2, OR2, OR1, Black)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Premium White Cardstock

- Momento Dew Drop Inkpads
- Enamel Dots

Sara Signature English Country Garden

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
English Country Garden is coming to town....oh did you notice, this amazing treat? They can be found here at Crafter's Companion. The fact is, you don't have to wait till Christmas to get it! Hehe. All you see here on the card (except the sentiment) are from the same collection. Don't you just love the window? It's such a cute window, I'm thinking of another shaker card using this die already so check back soon! 

The nested butterfly dies are beautiful, most (or all) of my butterfly dies are monarch shaped. This is my first that looks different and I'm loving it. The patterned paper also has this English feel to it, beautiful soft pastel colors. 

- SS English Country Garden Collection Die (Cottage Window)
- SS English Country Garden Collection Die (Butterfly)

- Die'sire Classiques Only Words (Happy Birthday)
- SS English Country Garden Collection 12X12 Paper Pad
- Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock (Coastal Pearl)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Gemini Machine

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