Have you met Amy Anderson yet? She's the author of the funny papercrafting blog, Mod Podge Rocks. Almost every day, Amy highlights a project she's found throughout the blogosphere that uses her favorite product, Mod Podge. The projects are always unique & fun, and her "take" or description of the project is always entertaining. I like her quirky way of looking at the world 🙂
Amy is a Georgia gal who agreed to review the new Couture Cardstock(another Georgia-based company) for all of us here at Southern PaperCrafter's Corner.
A Review of Couture Cardstock
by Amy Anderson
Hi! This is Amy from Mod Podge Rocks Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m pleased to be here doing a review of Couture Cardstock. Considering that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve recently forayed into cardmaking, I was so excited to get some paper product into my hands and see what I could whip up. I did a few cards for you, and of course had to incorporate some more traditional Mod Podge projects so you could see how cool and versatile cardstock really is. I always end up using it in my projects in some form or another.
Before I give you the details of the projects below, you should know that Couture Cardstock is awesome. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say enough good things about their product. The selection is amazing and the colors are vibrant. For a girl who loves pink striped socks with blue and green tennis shoes, that is saying a lot! The quality of their cardstock is superior to other types IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve purchased, and because of this my projects below turned out better than expected. I also love their cardstock texture and weight. Paper weight when decoupaging is a big deal Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the thicker the paper/cardstock, the less likelihood for wrinkles. Take a peek at what I did below and if you are inspired, give Couture Cardstock a try. Their paper rocks!
Butterfly Thank You Card
For some reason this color combination reminds me of cotton candy. In addition to making me hungry, it makes me happy. Thanking people makes me happy too.
Couture Cardstock: Artesian Pool, Blushing, Bradenburg, Sprinkle
Die: Cuttlebug Flower #1 Set
Ink: We R Memory Keepers, Teen Angst Collection
Punch: Martha Stewart Butterflies
Stamp: American Crafts Clear Acrylic Set, Thanks
Embellishments: American Crafts Ribbon, Martha Stewart Self-Adhesive Gemstones
Adhesive: Glue Dots
Decorative Scissors: Fiskars Scalloped
Small Mixed Media Canvas
Have you heard of Itties? They are really small canvases with stands that you can decorate and give as gifts . . . or use as party favors . . . or even placecards. I like them because they are little, and little is cute. I used just a few things from a Making Memories kit to decorate. It was so fun!
Couture Cardstock: Calypso, Hazelnut
Decoupage Medium: Mod Podge Gloss (sealed canvas and stand)
Paint: FolkArt Fresh Foliage, Turquoise
Punch: Fiskars Large Scalloped Oval
Embellishments: Making Memories Vintage Kit
Adhesive: Tacky Glue
Surface: Itty Bitty 2.5Ã¢â‚¬Â x 3.5Ã¢â‚¬Â canvas and stand
Blue Circle Frame
If you know one thing about me (besides that I love stripes and polka dots), you should know that I love the color blue. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my favorite, and I would wear it every day if I could. This frame pays honor to the best color in the world, and is easily made by overlapping punched out shapes.
Couture Cardstock: Galoshes, Splash, Sprinkle
Decoupage Medium: Mod Podge Gloss
Punch: EK Success 1Ã¢â‚¬Â Scallop
Surface: $1 round frame from Michaels
Wood Letters: Plaid Wood Mixed
Adhesive: Tacky Glue
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m of the opinion that 1) you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t lose using the first letter of someoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name on a card, and 2) buttons make everything better. I think I like this card so much IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll give it to myself. IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t it lucky that the letter is Ã¢â‚¬Å“AÃ¢â‚¬Â?
Couture Cardstock: Chocolate Bar, Meadow, Silver, Rain Drop
Decorative Paper: Basic Grey Nook & Pantry
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Sizzlits Scribbles Swirls
Embellishments: Buttons, Green Foam Letter, American Crafts Ribbon, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Adhesive: Tacky Glue
Amy really has a way with words, paper, projects and podge, doesn't she? Aren't those fabulously colorful and spunky projects? Would you like to recreate them? Or use her projects to inspire your own?
You're in luck! You could win the supplies (podge AND paper) for the project!
To enter, simply comment on this post telling us YOUR favorite color combinations right now…. however boring, quirky, weird or conservative they might be. One winner will be chosen at random. Contest closes Wednesday night, March 24th, at midnight eastern. (Giveaway is CLOSED. Winner has already been announced.)
Good luck! Can't wait to hear what colors you are "into" right now!