Rainbow Stripe COVID Card

What could be more cute than a little bear with a face mask? I ask you? I'm here for CutCardStock today. My card is clean and simple and relies on pretty paper colors to send a message of hope, love and good cheer. Nothing can do this more easily than by picking from a variety of colors available at CutCardStock in the Pop Tone line.

On this card I've used six different Pop Tone Colors. The card base and mat panel are Pop Tone Sweet Tooth. Additionally, I cut 1/2" strips in these Pop Tone Cardstocks: Grape Jelly, Limeade, Wild Cherry, Tangy Orange and Banana Split. Yum! I always get so hungry for something sweet when I'm working with this line. But in all seriousness, the colors in this cardstock are lush and they are solid core which makes them a breeze to work with.

Next I cut a card panel 4" x 5.25" and marked each side with pencil ticks so I would have a guide to place my strips and keep them straight with the same amount of space between them. I began by marking 3/8" from the top and then I made a mark at the next 1/2", then at 1/4" and again at 1/2." I repeated the 1/4" and 1/2" tick marks all the way to the bottom where 3/8" should be left when you're done. That done, I could glue the strips to my card panel and trim the edges to match the panel. I never know exactly what colors should go next to each other so here's a tip, look at a color wheel and follow the colors in order shown. This will be most natural and pleasing to the eye and it's the order I used here. My favorite color is purple so I used Pop Tones Grape Jelly at both the top and bottom of the panel which also balances it.

My next step was to cut the bear from a CottageCutz die called Bear Patient. I used Stardream Metallic Copper and Curious Metallic Champagne. I used Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz for the mask. The bear looks fantastic in this color scheme and adds a nice pop of shine. I also used another CottageCutz die called Sending Hugs Bear for the sentiment which I cut 4 times and layered together in Limeade. I used a piece of white fun foam and glued it to the back of the panel to gift some lift when it was glued to the card base. Also at this time, I punched out two lace borders in Banana Split and glued them at the top and bottom of the panel.

I popped my bear up with some foam tape and then placed daisies next to her feet. I used some striped pearl bling in the center of the flowers for an additional pop of dimension and shine. I also used two tiny black gems for the bear's eyes

I love how how happy these lively colors make me and I hope this makes you feel a little bit happier too. Want to know what else makes me a happy? A sale! Head on over to CutCardStock and pick up some yummy Pop Tones Cardstock while it's on sale. Today is the last day so don't lose out! Have a wonderful day everyone!


Jurassic Park!

Hello! I'm here for Eyelet Outlet today with a fun card for the dinosaur kid in your life using our new Dinosaur Brads. These are so fun and I love the orange, gray and green/yellow colors used in these brads.

I created the scene in this card by using a mountain die cut and converting the snow to lava to create volcanoes. Now there's not much to mountains so if you don't have a die like this, you can draw and cut a set for yourself and no one will know the difference.

The sky is made with our Cloud Washi Tape. This is a perfect way to quickly create great looking sky backgrounds. It's a neutral blue which means it will go with any and all color schemes used in your card. You can't go wrong and it totally looks like designer paper. I also added a Sun Brad from the Sun and Cloud Brad set. This is another staple you really need to have in your collection. They are perfect in little scenes like this.

I used a few Copic markers to create the ground and the explosions at the top of the volcanoes. I stamped a few palm trees and mixed them up with our Palm Tree Brads so it has added dimension and thickness to the "jungle." Then the scene was ready for the stars of the show, the Dinosaur Brads! They are terrific in this scene.

The green glitter background is made with our Green Patterned Glitter Washi Tape and the striped background is made using the Foil Striped Washi Tape at an angle. The glitter washi tape like all of Eyelet Outlet's glitter tape is shed-free and I like the pattern which makes it more interesting and textured. The foil washi tape is also a great way to get that trendy foil look without mess or fuss.

To finish, I created the sentiment from a combination of stamps I had on hand and using my printer. Another Dino and Palm Tree finish it off.

Before I go, I want to tell you that Eyelet Outlet has gotten in a bunch of New Washi Tapes. Check it out! There's a lot of great ones that have been added to the store. Go to the Washi Tape - Decorative Tape page and all the new ones will show at the top.

Have a dinomite day!

Lady Bug Mini Album

Ah, the lazy days of summer! Well, actually that's rarely the case because summer is usually full of activity, trips and camps. This year is a bit different and to celebrate that, I thought it would be fun to create a quick little album to store some of our summer fun memories made a little closer to home.
I pulled out some of my Pop Tone card stock for this project. The colors and weight are perfect for it. I chose Black Licorice and Wild Cherry. You can get this in a couple weights but I used the 100 lb weight as it's more sturdy and great for anything that will get a lot of use. I used a lighter 65 lb weight in Pop Tones Sweet Tooth for the inside pages. Let me stop a second to ask if this making you crave something sweet? The color names are all scrumptious sounding in this line!
This album is a cut pattern from MyScrapChick called Ladybug Critter Book and I cut the pieces with my Cricut Explore but it comes in many file types for lots of different cutters. There's even a .pdf file designed so you can cut the pieces out with a scissor if you don't have a machine.

To begin, I cut all the black pieces out of the Black Licorice cardstock twice. Even though the cardstock is a very heavy 100# weight, I know these parts will get the most use so I made them extra strong by gluing two layers together for each piece. I used the 100 lb gsm setting on my Explore and it cut it perfectly.

Then I cut and glued the red pieces on the body and completed the sweet face. I used a piece of Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz for the nose and stained the edges of the nose and the cheeks with a Copic marker. The mouth and eyelashes were hand drawn with a Micron Black Pigma Drawing Pen. Last but not least, a couple of googly eyes makes her face complete. I lifted the face up a little using foam tape for more dimension. I used a bit of white gel pen to make a few highlights too.

The album pages are cut in sets of 2 pages that are then joined together with glue to create a multi-page accordion style interior.
Here they are all glued together and ready to mount inside the album.

This photo shows how I glued the album pages to the interior cover. After that was secure, I attached the other cover to complete the album. I did trim the album pages a little bit so that no white would show from the front before I mounted them in the book.

This album is super sweet and very quick to make. One thing that's really nice is that you can put as many pages in it as you like.

Thanks for taking a few minutes with us today. Please make sure you check out CutCardstock's store for all their Pop Tone cardstock and envelope options. They are rich and high quality and if you use steel rule dies or electronic cutters, you'll find it cuts and embosses beautifully! It's even on sale this month too so how can you go wrong? Have a great day!


Eyelet Outlet released a Record Brad Set this month. They are so much fun, they're hard to put down. I've got two cards I made with them for you today.

The first features a retro record player along with some old album art work celebrating 50's and 60's music. And of course, you'll notice two records from the brad set. I really like using the red, white and blue tie-die paper for the background. It's just a lot of fun.

Here's a close up of the record brads.

Here's another one paired with the Headphone brad from the Computer and Headphone Brad Set. Having the option of the large and small records really makes them easy to use both as focal points and in sentiments. I used thin strips of Skinny Black Glitter Washi Tape over a background image that was free on the internet. A few Silver Glitter Enamel Dots and a bow on top of the two stacked tags "round" this one out. Get it? Round? Albums? Ha, ha! Ok. It must be late because I think I'm the only one laughing! Until next time....