Sunday, April 19, 2015

CottageCutz Days of Spring Scene

 Happy Spring and welcome to another edition of Cottage Cutz Designs.  For this creation today the Days of Spring Scene die was used.  Isn't it pretty.  Just paint a little glue on the die cut and sprinkle some sparkle and you are good to go with your card focal point.

This die is as sweet as it can be.  Perfect for your Spring Cards.  This one happens to be a Thank You card.  We all need to build up our stash of "thank you" cards.   The Scrapping Cottage has so many possibilities for creating your perfect card.
 Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope you got inspiration to create your own "Thank You" cards.  Be sure to check out the beautiful dies available at The Scrapping Cottage.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.    See you soon.  Here is the die:

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sizzix Dahila with Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance

Orange is not a color I would work with outside of Halloween.  It's out of my comfort zone.  But there the paper was sitting on my table from the DCWV "Pocket Full of Posey's" stack.  It was calling to me to create this.
And oh what fun it was!  These Dahlia's were so fun to create with the Sizzix die from Susan's Garden.  They started out as white paper, inked with Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Barn Door distress ink.  Super fun to get those fingers inky.  Your not having fun unless you have inky fingers!
Some Spellbinders dies, Martha Stewart Butterflies, CottageCutz Expressions, and a few pearls and you have yourself a thank you card that is going to get a WOW when it is opened.  You'll be seeing a lot of "Thank You" card ideas this month on my blog.  There are a lot of special people in my life I need to thank who helped make my Son's Wedding a day one we will never forget. 
This will be making its way to two special people who traveled so far to be here for the Wedding and even brought me a present.  I was absolutely so touched.  I am truly blessed with the most wonderful family and friends that fill my life with happiness.  Thank you for stopping by today to see what's going on in my neck of the woods.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See You Soon!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CottageCutz Cross W/Vine

 Spring is in the air!   It's time to take out those spring colors and create.  Here's a creation using the beautiful CottageCutz dies from the recent Spring release.   This die is called the Cross W/Vine You would think of this as an Easter die, but there are more possibilities.  This could easily be used for cards for First Holy Communion, Holy Confirmation, and even a Sympathy card.  By changing up the colors and the papers, you could make some beautiful cards for these occasions.
 For the vine, copic markers were used to color and shade.  For the little flowers are I used Distress ink.  I just played with Barn Red, Lipstick Pink, and Spun Sugar.   It's the same ink used to create the rose.  I just added Mustard Seed to the center.
For the card base the Spellbinders Majestic Embrace creates the background.   The CottageCutz Bella Leafy Branch is under the pretty Rose.  Hope you have enjoy your visit today.   Be sure to check out The Scrapping Cottage and the new Vintage Release.    Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you again soon.  The dies used are as follows:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

CottageCutz Easter Basket with Eggs

Hey CottageCutz lovers and card makers alike.  For today here is a creation using the sweet CottageCutz Easter Basket with Eggs die.  The Happy Easter is from the Expression collection at CottageCutz as well.  These dies are just darling for creating the perfect card for someone you love.  Just pair them with your go-to card creator dies and punches and you have yourself a quick greeting card.  Here is the CottageCutz die used:
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Here's wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter.  Summer is just around the corner.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you soon!

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  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   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: