Hello, CutCardStock fans! Leslie here, and thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Who doesn’t need inspirational cards in their stash just to let someone know you think they are pretty darn awesome?! The card trio I’m sharing with you today features more of the amazing Pop-Tone cardstock that’s on sale this month, so be sure to add several colors to your stash! This cardstock is 65# and the perfect layering weight that doesn’t add a huge amount of bulk to your projects.
So, if you’ve ever ordered from CutCardStock, you know that they always, without fail, include a note pad and a handwritten thank you note for supporting their family business, and they wrap the packages of cardstock in bubble wrap (with lots of TLC) to keep them from getting damaged in transit. In an order I received a few months back, they also included three inspirational cards with awesome messages that you may have received too, so I left them out on my desk with the intention of eventually upcycling them. Well, today is the day, so let’s get started!
GATHER SUPPLIES & CUT:
*Choose washi tape you want to use.
*Cut three standard size A2 top-folding card bases from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with inside layering panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, and round the top left and bottom right corners.
*Round the top left and bottom right corners of the inspirational cards and cut small layering panels for those from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Wild Cherry cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Orange Fizz cardstock.
*Cut inside layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Wild Cherry cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Orange Fizz cardstock.
*Die cut primitive stars, both outlines and solid shapes to embellish the card fronts and insides.
ASSEMBLE LAYERS & BUILD CARD FRONTS:
*Add strip of washi tape horizontally about two-thirds of the way down to card fronts.
*Adhere inspirational cards to cardstock layers and adhere to card fronts.
*Add corresponding color of star outline and one solid star to card fronts.
STAMP AND ASSEMBLE INSIDE LAYERS:
*Stamp inside sentiment in black ink (same on all three cards), adhere to cardstock layers and then adhere to inside of card bases.
*Adhere remaining solid star to lower left corner. And your awesome inspirational cards are complete!
CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock
CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock
CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Wild Cherry cardstock
CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Orange Fizz cardstock
CutCardStock Basis 80# Gold cardstock
CutCardStock Basis 80# Navy cardstock
CutCardStock Adobo 80# 4×6 cardstock
Other products used:
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Sizzix Primitive Stars Framelits
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Film Strip Washi Tape
I hope you’ve enjoyed this upcycled project! Be sure to visit the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more DT inspiration!