Saturday, April 19, 2014

CottageCutz Coffee Thank You

Thank you-just two very small words that can make someone's day.  A show of appreciation for a kindness bestowed upon us.  That is what this sweet card is all about.  It was created to thank someone who helped me collect on some past due invoices at work.   She hasn't received it yet as she is on vacation-but I think she will love it don't you.  As I told you in my last post, I am so into burlap and neutral colors right now.  I thought it would be perfect for my "Coffee" theme.
All these cute little dies from CottageCutz helped me to make this super sweet card.  I used Mr. Snuggles, Hot Drink Cup, Cup of Latte, Thank You, and Bella Leafy Branch.  On the inside of the card I had decorated with coffee sleeve from Starbucks.  Inside the coffee sleeve I inserted a gift card.  It makes for a super cute thank you.  One I know she is going to love.
When giving a gift card try to "think outside the box".  Use something from the store you purchased it at to add to your creations.  It makes them so fun to give and a whole bunch of fun to make.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Wishing you a Happy Easter and Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies I used:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shabby Chic "Faith" Themed Mini Album

Welcome to my blog.  Thanks for joining me today to view my latest project.  This album is titled "Faith" and was created with paper from the Paper Studio "Antiquity" that can be found at Hobby Lobby.  Vintage Photo distress ink was used throughout along with Prima or Tim Holtz stamps embossed with copper embossing powder.  It says copper on it, but it looks black-so go figure
On the inside cover is a place for a picture.  I used the die cut bird from the birdcage again for this page.  Those are Martha Stewart Butterflies and the Tattered Floral die for the burlap flower pieces behind the $1 bin flower.
This is a mini inside a mini.....yes that's right.  It's an acrylic pocket holding a mini album created from an 8-1/2" x 11" inch piece of cardstock.  I would love to leave the link to that tutorial-but I can't find it again.  If anyone knows who had the tutorial, please let me know so I can give proper credit.   Those rolled burlap flowers were so fun to make and are absolutely darling.
The Tim Holtz clock was cut three times with light chip board and once on burlap.  The center pulls out to place a picture inside.  Just like a locket. 
On this page we have a burlap pocket with tags.  Did I mention how I love working with burlap!  There's a couple tags with my crochet flowers as embellishment.
This is what the tags look like.  The stamp is My Minds Eye.
The expandable pocket is a favorite album page of mine.  I think I have done it in almost every album I ever created.  It's fun to do and super cute.
Here is what the tags look like (there are 4 of them) inside the pocket.

The last page in the album features this pretty birdhouse.  It holds a tag and envelope behind it.
This is the envelope and tag
I have attached a video I made showing the interaction of the various parts of the album for you to see.

Here is what the little mini looks like that is inside the pocket.  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate it.
See you soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CottageCutz Spring Mini Album Page 5 & 6

 Today is the final installment of the Cottage Cutz Spring Mini Album I created.  These are the last two pages.  This mini was created with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board using this tutorial.  I actually love this style mini even though it is really different for me.  I didn't use any chunky layers.  I tried to keep it pretty flat.
This page features the cute Sweetheart Lovebirds, Fancy Floral Butterfly Border, and the Fancy Floral Corner #2.  The banner was created with a Martha Stewart Border punch.
 This opens up to reveal the inside which feature the sweet Spring Duckling die.  Isn't he darling?  Again the Martha Stewart Punch around the page was used for the frames.
For the last page the Fancy Floral Corner #1 was cut twice and overlapped to create the pocket to hold the tag.  The Garden Butterfly Vine was used to decorate the tag insert.  This completes the Spring Album.  If you would like to review the entire album, I have included the video I created.  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I really appreciate it.  Happy Crafting....see you soon.
 Here are the dies used:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Marianne Designs Sympathy Card

 Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.  Today's post features the beautiful Marianne Designs dies.  I am so in love with Marianne Designs and Joy! Craft dies.  I love the beautiful intricate cuts they create.  For this card I wanted to create something beautiful, something exquisite-from my heart.  It is never easy to create a Sympathy card and this was no exception.
 This card was created to send to the family of a very very dear friend I lost a few weeks ago.  Oh my gosh I can't tell you what a shock it was to hear that she got sick with pneumonia and waited to long to go to the Doctor's.   I had just talked to her on the phone a few weeks before she passed.  She was my dearest friend and neighbor for many years.  Since the first day I moved into my house here in Georgia from Connecticut we became friends.  She helped me and my family with so many things and we helped her and her husband as well.  
When her husband passed away a few years ago, she continued to live here even though her family was in Macon.  Back in 2010/2011 the economy had finally taken a toll on her and she could no longer afford her home.  So she moved back to Macon and went to take care of her aging parents there.  I had missed her dearly and we had still kept in contact.  Her sister called me to tell me she was in Hospice and they didn't know how long she would be there.  My husband and I discussed going to Macon to see her one last time, but she passed the next day after we received the phone call.   It has been a few weeks since I made this and mailed it.  Today seemed like a good day to share it.
Thank you for letting me share my card and my story.  I appreciate you dropping by to take a peek.  Sure do appreciate your visit.  See you soon!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cottage Cutz Spring Album Page 3 & $

 Greetings CottageCutz Lover and Friends.  Today is my project share of Page 3 and 4 of my Cottage Cutz Spring Mini Album.  The tutorial for this mini can be found here.   It was a lot of fun to create this.  It has lots of room for pictures and journaling.
 For the third page in the series I used the Springtime Bunny, Bella Flora Frame, andd the Fancy Floral Scroll.  The frame has a Martha Stewart Punch around the Page design and the flowers are Prima.
 For page four again we have the Fancy Floral Scroll, Fancy Daisy Vine, and the Bumble Bee Mini.  The tag in the pocket uses the same Martha Stewart Punch around the page, another Prima flower, a acrylic butterfly and a Some Bunny Loves You stamp from the $1 bin at Michael's.
The pocket insert used the bird from the Spring Tweetie die and the Spring Birdhouse Branch.  It looks like spring has sprung on these pages doesn't it?   Thank you so much for stopping by today to view another edition to this CottageCutz Spring Mini Album.  Happy Crafting and have a wonderful day!  Here are the dies used:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cottage Cutz Page 1 & 2 Spring Mini

Greetings friends and papercrafters.  Today is another post featuring the CottageCutz Spring Mini Album with the beautiful Cottage Cutz dies.  It's an envelope mini made with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.  You can find the tutorial here that I used to create this sweet little mini album
 For the first page I used the Garden Birdhouse Tree on the tag.  The Spring Hedgehogs are playing by the Garden Butterfly Tree..  The little Confectionery Bags, Small hold the sweetest little tags made with the Spring Daisy Egg.  Such a cute and fun page.
 The tree has been embellished with pearls that were colored with copic markers.  Martha Stewart Punch around the page was used on the tag and the matt for this page.
 For the second page a pocket was created to hold two folders.  The pocket has been decorated with Springtime Friends.  Isn't this a precious die.  I love the chicks-they crack me up....get it....crack me  On the folders we have one with the Garden Delight Bird and the other with the Fancy Daisy Vine.
 When you open these two folders, each one houses a pocket for egg tags that were made with the Garden Butterfly Egg and the Spring Sunrise Egg dies from CottageCutz.  Lots of detail for this Spring mini Album.
Thanks for stopping by today to view my album.  Here is the front cover from the last time I posted my Design team project.  I will be back soon with more pages to show you.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time, Happy Crafting, see you soon!  Here are the dies I used: