Sunday, March 29, 2015

CottageCutz Happy Easter Card

Hello everyone and welcome to another CottageCutz design team project.  Today I would like to shre with you this lovely Easter Card made with the beautiful Easter Collection dies from The Scrapping Cottage.
For this card the CottageCutz  Happy Easter Egg die  was used cut on blue cardstock and the Vine die cut on green cardstock.  The paper used is an older stack for DCWV called The Blossom Song.  I just loved that stack.  I made quite a few projects with it and am still using the small pieces I have left.
For the card base Romantic Rectangles was used-you can find tutorials on youtube that show you how to cut the die to create a card.  The Happy Easter Egg die from CottageCutz was mounted on Parisian Motifs from Spellbinders.   The flower is Spellbinders Gerber Daisy die.   It was so fun to create to. 

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Hope you found some inspiration to create your own Easter Cards.  Until next time......Happy Crafting.  See you soon!  The CottageCutz dies used as follows:


Thursday, March 19, 2015

CottageCutz Wedding Card for Son

Greetings Crafters.  Well the day has finally come.  This card was created for my Son for his Wedding with the gorgeous Cottage Cutz dies from last years Wedding Collection.  I just loved that release-so many pretty themed dies to chose from.
This is the box I created to house the easel card.  I showed this to my husband.  I said see the card I made for Wesley,....he said that's not a card it's a box....lol  He's right!!!  The box is 6 x 6 x 2.  My flowers are pretty chunky on the card so I had to create the box to accommodate them.  For decorating the top of the box I used CottageCutz Bride & Groom die and the Wedding Day Expressions Die.
This is the easel card.  I used the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One to create the flowers.  Of course, I had to use burlap as that is part of their Wedding theme.
The top of the easel card showcases the Wedding Rings die from CottageCutz.  I cut it out on kraft card stock and the diamond and bow was cut on white cardstock  I glittered the bow and the diamond for contrast.  There are little rolled burlap roses tucked in with the Spellbinders roses.
For the bottom of the easel card I used the Elegant Champagne Glass Cottage Cutz Die and the Mr. & Mrs. Expressions Die.  Isn't that pretty!  I made this so that a little envelope tucks in behind that die cut.  I will put my sentiment and gift in there.
Thank you so much for visiting today.  I sure to appreciate it.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you again soon!

Monday, March 9, 2015

CottageCutz Critterville Bait Shack

Greetings friends and crafters and welcome to another edition of the CottageCutz Critterville Die creations.  This is called the Critterville Bait Shack.  Doesn't this evoke longings of Spring!  When I was growing up I used to look forward to opening day of fishing season.  Where I grew up it was in April.  I enjoyed fishing with my Dad and believe it or not, I cleaned my own fish...lol   Bet you didn't know that about me!
I made an embellishment out of the Baby Raccoon die from CottageCutz.  I added some burlap rolled roses to match the small burlap piece I used under the burlap piece peeking out from behind the Spellbinders leaf die cut.  These little Critterville houses are super adorable.  Be sure to check out the CottageCutz Blog to see what the other design teams creations with these fun dies.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you again soon.  These are the dies used:


Thursday, February 19, 2015

CottageCutz Critterville Tree House

Wow, have you checked out the CottageCutz Critterville release at The Scrapping Cottage.  Oh my goodness it's as sweet as can be.  And don't you just love the feel of spring with the sweet little animals and outdoor feel of the little critter cottages.  These are so delightful to work with.  I just cut out the pieces from some cardstock I had on my work table-it was bright lime green and kraft.  This is what I got after using distress inks.  I love me some distress ink!
For my card I used the following dies:  Critterville Tree house, Squirrel, Little Owl, Victorian Fence, and Greetings Expression die.  I can't wait to make the other little cottages.  They are just darling.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check these super cute dies out.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!  See you soon.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Little Boy at the Beach Inkadinkadoo

Greetings friends and crafters.  Here is another old project I did back when I was a member of the Dirty Dozen over at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's just one I had to share because of this sweet Inkadinkadoo stamp that I have had for ever.
Don't you just love how the Cuttlebug Sea Shell dies coordinate with the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punches.  The glitter on the starfish and shell dies are just enough to give this the perfect sparkle.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view an oldie but goodie.   I have been going through photos of images I have never posted here and  wanted to document this card.  Until next time..... Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 9, 2015

CottageCutz Storage Ideas

Hello everyone, and welcome to CottageCutz Week of "Storage Idea's" for your CottageCutz Dies. Here's how I store my CottageCutz Dies. This next week the CottageCut Design Team Members will be sharing how they store their CottageCutz dies with all of you. Its always nice to get some idea's of storage for our crafting supplies, and we hope that you find some inspiration from our Design Team. They will each be posting on different days this week sharing idea's on how to store CottageCutz Dies!
My  Cottage Cutz die are stored in one of those huge boxes you can purchase at Michaels.  You can see that I have rubber bands around my groups of dies.  That's because I like to keep the collections together.  It's just me!!!  I keep all my original packaging as well.  Yes I do!  I've always been like this even as a kid.  I had collect Boyds Bears since 1997 and it took me just 4 years ago to get rid of all the boxes and original foam packaging....lol  I'm a stickler for keeping things like new.
 This is another  box I keep my dies in.  I use my CottageCutz die a lot so I keep them close to me in my work area. Christmas and Halloween dies are stored away until the next season.   I like to keep everything in their original package.  It's just me and the way I am.  I collected Boyds Bears since 1997 and just 5 years ago I got rid of all the original packaging for those.  I like to keep things like new.   Maybe I'll change this some other time.  But for now I like them this way.  I am a die-a-holic and require the 12 step program for my addiction...lol  I do use the magnetic pages and binding system for wafer thin dies, cut I like my CottageCutz with the original pictures so I can refer to them when piecing the die cut pieces together.

Well folks, that's all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Altered Paper Mache' Christmas Ornaments

 Greetings friends and Crafters.  I have several projects that I have never posted.  This is a couple of them.  I made these as a tags for a Christmas gifts.  They are paper mache' ornaments that I got from Hobby Lobby.  These were painted and then covered with designer paper.  I distress inked the edges.
For the flowers I used the Spellbinders Poinsettia die.  It was fun to come up with ideas to decorate these.  Of course, they had to be pink because last Christmas was a "Pink" Christmas.These ornaments doubled as tags for my gifts.
Thanks for stopping by today.  It was a pleasure to have you here.  Until next time......Happy Crafting!