Friday, August 29, 2014

CottageCutz Baby Boy Rugged Clothes Pocket Card

Hello everyone!  It's CottageCutz time here at Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My.  I have another sweet baby project to share.  This is a cute little glassine bag with a darling little tag on the inside.
This image is from the Rugged Baby Boys Clothes from CottageCutz.   Isn't it just so sweet.  The clothes are mounted on the Tea Time Doily.  The Expression Baby Die was mounted on the top.
Here is the little tag that goes inside the glassine bag.  The tag has the Baby Sock Mini die from CottageCutz.  I used blue gingham paper and rolled burlap roses.  Don!'t you just love the little mini clothespin that holds the glassine bag shut.
Thanks so much for stopping by today to view my creation.  I really appreciate it.  Be sure to check out the fun dies at The Scrapping Cottage.  They are so much fun to work with and look adorable.  Happy Crafting!  See You Soon!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Always Chipboard Album

Greetings everybody.  For my project share - this is a $1 chipboard album from Michael's.  This was created for my son Ryan's girlfriend.  She loves taking picture of the two of them together.  So I decided to make her an album to hold some of her favorites.  This is the cover.  I used lots of Recollection brand products and things you find in the dollar bins.  The butterflies are a CottageCutz die and the leave ferns are Sizzix on this cover.
The band on this page holds an envelope that will hold 4 x 6 photos.  There is a pocket on the front of the envelope that holds a bunch of tags that were created from a sheet in the paper collection.  Again this butterfly and fern leave match the front cover.
Kristen has a rabbit named Greyson so that explains the little bunny I wanted to include on this page.  I used a spellbinders die to frame their picture along with some "Want2Scrap bling around it.  The Cattail and Butterfly, the Bunny and the pretty leaf flourish behind the fabric rolled rose is CottageCutz.  There is a band behind the photo that holds more tags that can hold more pictures.
An expandable pocket that holds 4 tags is feature on this page.  I swear I love this album insert so much and have been using it in all my albums.  I did mount some picture on the tags in these pockets and it looks really beautiful.  This pocket was made with envelopes.  The butterflies are CottageCutz and the Doily is Sizzix.
This holds lots of pictures-it unties and has a place for at least 8 pictures.  The little flower is from the dollar bin at Michael's, the butterfly again is CottageCutz.  It's framed with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page and that doily is a CheeryLynn die.
The bicycle was added to this page as Ryan and Kristen's first date was a bicycle ride at the beach.  There are several layered pockets on this page with lots of tags.  The bicycle is a CottageCutz die and the flower was created with a Marvey Punch. 
This picture is from that date and I used more of the same dies for consistency throughout the album.  I think it really pulls it together that way.
Great little tag booklet behind the picture for this page.  The rolled roses are a Marianne die.  I love making rolled roses-so fun.  The crochet flower is also another one of my little side activities I like to do while riding in a car....lol
This lace pocket holds lots of tags for this page.  All the little wooden words you see throughout this album were in the $2 bins at Michael's.  The little glittered heart is a punch.  It was something I did long ago and decided to use it on this page.  Do you do that?  Make things for a project that don't work or have extra.  I put those "extras" in a box and pull it out when I am making something to see if it works with my current project.  No waste!!! 

Thanks for view my mini album.  It was a fun project for me.  I love doing mini albums and 3-D projects.  I have several to share....I need to catch up...lol  I am currently taking classes for Cake Decorating.  It's something I wanted to do for years.  With my oldest son getting married in March, his future wife and I decided to make the cake for the wedding.   I am in the third course currently with one more course to go.  Each course is 4 weeks.  Believe me ladies when I tell you that making flowers with fondant and gum paste is like creating them with paper.  Just saying!!!   Happy Crafting and see you soon!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CottageCutz Baby Shower Candy Holders

Greetings everybody!  Today is a creation using the beautiful Baby release from CottageCutz.  Aren't they just darling.  The We R Memory Keepers Candy board was used to create these sweet little candy holders.  The combination of the board and pretty CottageCutz dies make a gorgeous baby shower favor.
The first one is made with the Duck Pull Toy Die.  It is mounted on a labels die and that is mounted on a rosette.  A little banner with the Expressions "Baby" die rounds out this very lovely little candy holder.
Next we have this sweet little Baby Elephant die.  Now tell me how cute is that?  Right!  It was create exactly like the duck one.  Imagine all the possibilities with the baby animal dies in the 2014 Baby release.  You could make all the candy holders the same but use different animals.  Super sweet and very easy.
Thank you for stopping by today.  It was a pleasure to show you my latest creation.  Hope this inspires you to create something lovely for you next baby shower.  Until next time.  Happy Crafting and see you soon.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CottageCutz Baby Boy Shower Banner

Greetings everyone and welcome to a CottageCutz Design Team post.  Today the creation is this lovely Baby Boy Shower banner.  Isn't this cute for a decoration for a baby shower!  This is super fun to create and display using a variety of pretty CottageCutz dies from the 2014 Baby collection
The banner was created with the Spellbinders Shapabilities Nested-Lacy Pennants.  That is actually the base, but there are many layers used to make it as big as and full as you see here.  For the outside lace edge the CottageCutz Fancy Lace Border was used.  It only needed one cut for each side and one for the top that was cut to fit.  For this banner the Baby Buggy Mini was used along with the Bow Mini.  The Leafy Branch Mini was used under the flower accents.
For the middle Banner the Bib Mini, Bow Mini, and Leafy Branch Mini are featured.  The Baby Boy Shower words used are from the CottageCutz Expressions release.
For the last section of the banner Sippy Cup Mini, Bow Mini, and Leafy Branch Mini complete the project.  The banners are tied together with seam binding and bows are created on each end and decorated with matching roses and CottageCutz Leafy Branch Mini.
Hope you have enjoyed viewing my project for today and it brings you some ideas for creating your own sweet Baby Shower decorations.  This would also be lovely hanging in the baby's room.  Just use different word dies or perhaps the baby's name.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!  Here are the dies used:








Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CottageCutz Baby Block Card

 Welcome to another CottageCutz creation today.  CottageCutz has an  awesome baby die release that has some of the cuties dies you have ever seen.  Today this card is showcasing the Blocks and Fancy Baby Corner from that collection.  The Bella Leafy Branch and the Fancy Lace Border rounds out the CottageCutz dies used on this sweet card.
Isn't this Fancy Baby Corner super cute.  Just had to share a close up of the sweet little "Bear", pins and little duckies on there.  It's adorable.  Love the blocks too-they are so versatile.  As always, these dies cut through paper as smooth as butter.   Not only that, but they are so fun to work with!

Thank you so much for dropping by today to view this fun baby card.  Be sure to check out the Baby release.  There are so many cute images to chose from.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.
NOTE:  SANDRA C-since I couldn't find a way to contact you, I will tell you this paper is call The Blossom Song and is an old DCWV stack I found at Michael's and have had for a while.  Thanks for asking.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Coffin Wedding Favor

 Do you remember this little number back in June?  Well, this is another little something I included in the package to a friend of mine that is getting married on Halloween.  This was just an extreme BLAST to put together.  I just love a good challenge.
 Let's make no "Bones" about it.  I am a Dollar store addict.  These little skeletons are something I picked up at the dollar store maybe a year or two ago.  I gave the Bride a Veil and the Groom a Bow Tie.  The white lace looking trim around the coffin are various Martha Stewart Halloween punches.
 There is a fence behind the couple that helps them sit up properly.  The roses were made with watercolor paper dipped in distress ink and tipped with black.  The box is something I got at Michael's a couple years ago.  I want to get one that plays spooky music when you open it!!!  lol
I included the Wedding Couples name and date of marriage on the inside  I just love this.  I want to make one just for my own Halloween decorations.  So a super cool fun project.  Hope you like it.  See you soon.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CottageCutz Post-It Note Holder

 Greetings and welcome to another CottageCutz creation.  So happy you stopped by.  It's been a while and I owe you all a visit.  My husband has been going through medical procedures that had kept us hopping.  It's tough getting old, Ill tell ya!!!!  lol 
My project today is a Post-It note holder made with the very versatile Fancy Envelope die.  Isn't it cute and it's really super easy to create.  The other dies used are the Garden Flourish, Butterfly Mini, and the "new" Baby Alligator.   To make this just cut two envelopes.  On one turn down the scalloped envelope flap, cut the bottom of each envelope 1/4 " from the scored bottom edge.  Fold the edges of each piece to form the pocket and glue.  Decorate as desired.  Hope you have enjoyed this little gift idea.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you soon!  These are the dies I used: