Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Cutting Cafe Clear Cardstock-Um Yes Please!

Have you gotten your Clear Cardstock from the Cutting Café Shop yet?  If you're like me, when you first saw it, you said Clear Cardstock?  Is it really clear?  Is it like Vellum... what exactly is this Clear Cardstock... well... it's clear!  And it is awesome and a really nice weight for projects of all kinds... shakers, treat boxes, and more.  Here I've used it to make a Butterfly Treat Box from the Cutting Café and a Shaker Card made using one of the fantastic overlay files available from the Cutting Café, For You Mom.  Now.. if you're a certain person reading my blog, you might think that this is for you... but you don't know that for sure.. so... just focus....

This Butterfly Treat Box is so cool!  And you can cut it out of cardstock... or here, I used the clear cardstock as a base and then covered parts of it with various printed paper and cardstock.  The paper is Graphic 45.  And the For You Mom Overlay set comes with some really cute sentiments to print and use on your projects if you wish... I used one of them here.... again.. you!... focus.
I'm also playing along with the Just Us Girls Color Challenge #339 using Lavender, Peach and Ivory... Sorbet is the closest color I had to a Peach so I went with it.
Here's a view from the side so  you can see how cute the clear cardstock base and handle are.  I added some Shimmer Trim to the handle.. you know.. so you can find it... cause... it's Clear!  And I used my Liquid Glass for adhesive because ... well... it's Clear!

And here is the card... I used the overlay from the set and added a frame on the inside so I could hide my foam tape (does anyone else have a need for REALLY skinny foam tape?)...

And here it is all shook up... I used a mix of some of my favorite sequins to get the right colors for the challenge.  And please... if you think this is cool... please be sure and hop on over to my fellow Cutting Café teammate's blog and check out her piece of art with the clear cardstock... you really don't want to miss that... do yourself a favor and visit Mitra here!

I added a few flowers that I colored with my Shin Hans, glittered with some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter and sprinkled a few more sequins and other doo-dads around.
Be sure to check out the Just Us Girls Challenge blog and play along!


  1. omg i seriously didn't know the base of the butterfly treat box was from the clear cardstock ...your amazing my friend...simply amazing

  2. Well this is absolutely adorable!! Clear card stock, who knew?? I expect it's like acetate? I watched the video over at The Cutting Cafe' and she used foil on the clear card stock. Very cute. Your card is adorable as well!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls. And good luck!!!

  3. Ohhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Clear cardstock - so is it like acetate?! Or thinner? I am intrigued! That shaker is just the sweetest!

  5. You are a papercrafting machine, Lisa! What cute ideas you have. Great advertisement for Cutting Café. I love that place.

  6. Oh WOW!! Both your shaker card and that adorable butterfly treat box are amazing! And clear cardstock - intriguing. Is it like acetate? Regardless, these are two fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. I absolutely love the color palette!!
    Gorgeous creations!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. I'm you're only Mom, sooooo, can't wait to get both the card and the basket filled with love. So the color combinations. I guess you don't need a Color Challenge to get great combinations. Love you, Mom

  9. Beautiful basket and card. Especially the card!! I love your use of the clear stock. Great tip about the frame. Yes, thin foam would be nice--versus having to cut it. How about selling it in colors too? Did you use foam behind the letters too?
    (Cutting Cafe D-Team Member)


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