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Simple Birthday and Thank You Cards with Pop-Tones Cardstock

Hi there! Happy Friday! YAY~~
What kinds of cards do you make the most? For me, they're birthday cards and thank you cards. Today I'm going to show you some simple to make cards with Pop-Tones cardstock.

Here are the colors of cardstock I picked: Cotton CandyBanana SplitBubble Gum and Grape Jelly.

First, cut out some intricate frames using the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.

Then glue the frames to the Pop-Tones cardstock. The color of the cardstock can be seen through the die-cut holes to give the frame a lace-like look.

Pick a few large stamps as the sentiment. You may also use any die-cut sentiments that fit in the frame.


Add some embellishment flowers to make the card a little more interesting. I used the leftover cardstock in Banana Split to pop them in front of the purple background.

Assemble everything together, here comes the finished card. You may add other embellishment like sequins, crystals or ribbons as you wish. The large selection of color of Pop-Tones…

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!! Let's make some cards to celebrate the important fathers in our lives.

I start off by choosing a few masculine colors from my Basis cardstock collection. By the way, this cardstock is on sale this month at Cutcardstock.

Prepare the cardstock into A2-sized note cards. Then die-cut a heart from each of them.

Also cut the red cardstock in A2 size for the middle layer underneath the heart. The card base used is Basis 110LB White Cardstock. This is my favorite weight for card bases.

Die-cut the "Dad" sentiment using Stardream metallic fine gold 105lb cardstock. Cut out the "YOU'RE THE BEST" tags as well.


Assemble everything together. Dad, you're the best in my heart!

Thank you for stopping by. Happy crafting~
Cheers, Lia Instagram | Blog

Thinking of You

Happy Wednesday, my crafty friends! Just hang in there! Today I'm going to show you how I made this thinking of you card with some Pop-Tones cardstock that is currently on sale at CutCardStock. This cardstock is 65 lb cover weight with a wide range of colors to choose from. It's great for card fronts. 
I picked the following two colors for this card: Grapesicle and Black Licorice
The Grapesicle cardstock is kind of the lilac color. I used it under the washi tape to give it a light purple background. The washi tape is translucent. So the lilac color has been softened to accompany the blue flowers, but not too overwhelming.


The sentiment "Thinking of you" is cut with the Black Licorice as well as the Stardream metallic fine gold 105lb cardstock (my go-to gold cardstock). The black will go under the gold with a little bit of staggering to create a shadow effect.

Glue all pieces together. All done! I'll give this card to Bonnie, the aid on my son's school bus,…

Wedding Card with Sparkly Glitter Background

Dear crafty friends, as the spring is finally here, the wedding season is about to begin. I'd like to share with you a wedding card with sparkly background using the POW glitter paper in gold. I love the pure golden color and very fine grains of this cardstock. 
First, cut the glitter paper into A7 (5'' x 7'') size. And die-cut the intricate frame using the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock

Then heat emboss the sentiment and die-cut it out.

Glue the frame to the gold glitter paper and trim the edges to give it a border. I also took a close-up picture of the paper. You may see how fine and shiny the glitters are. 


Heat emboss the flowers and leaves and colored them with watercolor brushes.

Assemble everything together. Done! The sparkly glitter background is great for special days like the wedding day. It made the flowers more popped out.


Thank you for stopping by! Please let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below. Be sure to follow CutCar…

Watercolor on Metallic Cardstock

Hello my crafty friends! Have you ever wondered how would watercolor look like on metallic cardstock? Here is my experiment.

The smoothness of the Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock inspired me to try distress oxide ink blending on it. I used two green colors and they were very easy to blend together because of the super smooth surface of this cardstock. If you zoom into the picture, you may see little sparkles embedded in the cardstock that add extra shine to this background.



Then I cut the piece with a frame die and heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom. 

With the same Curious Metallic Cryogen White Cardstock, I die-cut three roses.


Watercolored the roses with two colors shown below. Although this cardstock is not very absorbent like watercolor papers, it is thick enough to hold its shape when water was applied. The two colors flew and blended together pretty well.



Assemble all the pieces together, here is a rose card for the spring. I love how soft the background turned …

Embossed Floral Card with Distress Ink Blending

Hi there! It's my great pleasure to share with you my first project as a CutCardStock designer! It has been a cold winter with a lot of snow here in the north east. Making floral cards really cheers me up and reminds me that the spring is just around the corner. 
For this card, I used the Curious Metallic White Gold Cardstock. I love the heavy weight (92# cover) and shimmery look of this cardstock. And the surface is super smooth, which makes it great for ink blending. 
First cut the cardstock into 5.5 inch x 4.25 inch pieces (A2 size). 

Then embossed it with an embossing folder to give it a little bit of 3D look. This cardstock held up pretty well during embossing. 
Daubed and blended on the distress inks using light circular motions.  
Here is the finish look after ink blending. The shimmer of this cardstock really added shine to the flowers (pictures didn't do it justice). 
For the sentiments, I used Stardream Metallic fine gold 105lb cardstock. This is the best gold cards…

Celebrating Birthdays

Hi crafty friends! Here is my entry to the Memory Box Challenge #25 - Celebrating Birthdays. I was in a bit of hurry to make this card for my son's daycare teacher. So pattern paper was a good time saver. This grand happy birthday script die was simple but elegant and easy enough to be done with one cut. Added a couple of butterflies as embellishments. All done in 20 minutes!!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting~~
Cheers, Lia