Saturday, October 15, 2016

Reindeer & Sleigh Brenda Walton Die Centerpiece

WARNING:  Sizzix die overload....hahahaha   Don't I just love me some Sizzix dies!!!   This centerpiece was created with lots of Sizzix dies with the main focal point being the lovely Brenda Walton Christmas Sleigh Favor Box and the Reindeer.  Oh how I just love those two dies together!  The centerpiece was created on a square silver tray that has been painted white and mounted on a candlestick.....both from the Dollar Store.  The big gold bow is also a Brenda Walton die.  The Snowflake in the background is from Sizzix and the "Merry Christmas" is from Cottagecutz.
Aren't these just awesome.  The Poinsettia are Tim Holtz Poinsettia die and embossing folder.  I used Barn Door and Fired Brick distress stain and inks to color these flowers and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  Little gold beads from Michael's were used for the centers of the flowers.
Oh, and here's another one I created in another color.  The designer paper was from the same Pink Paisley Christmas pad as the traditional color I did above.  I just loved this paper pad and had to do this color variation. 
Here are those luscious Tim Holtz Poinsettia again but in Cracked Pistachio tipped with Brushed Corduroy.  All those little white berries you see come from the Dollar Store.
The sleigh is filled with presents and bottle brush Christmas trees.  Those presents are 1" cubes I created myself with my Martha Stewart score board-tied with bakers twine, of course!  The 3D trees are Sizzix Brenda Walton Christmas Tree Die.  Besides Tim Holtz, Brenda Walton is another favorite of mine.  Her dies are so sweet and very easy to put together!
Look here!!!  Another color variation.  Of course, I just had to do a pink one.  Here you can see the lovely trees and Poinsettia again.  For these Poinsettia I used Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet.  The paper collection is digital from Nitwit Collections called Holiday Bouquet.  I just love that paper collection so much.  You will be seeing more holiday projects from me using that paper.
Lots of detail on these beautiful reindeer.  From the little bows to the snowflake buttons it's a feast for the eyes and did I mention it was a blast to create!!!  I love the marabou trim around the base.  It gives the whole design a soft festive ambiance.
So which color variation is your favorite?  I'd love to hear what you think.  It's hard to choose isn't it!!!  lol   Also, do you like making your own flowers?  I know that is one of my favorite things to do.  But, it does slow me up a lot while making my projects.  This Tim Holtz Poinsettia is one of my favorite.    My flowers are a big process especially these.  You have to die cut, emboss, stain, distress, paint with glue and sprinkle glitter, let dry, and then shape.  It take a while.  But to me it is personally rewarding.    Everything else went together fast.

I have included this video of my 3 projects in case you would like to see in more detail.  Thanks so much for visiting today.  Now get out those dies and create!!!!

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Flowers Bought or Created and Why
Julia Spiri Challenge-  Anything Goes with a twist-Tic-Tac-Toe  (Flowers, Red, Fun)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin- Glitter and Sparkle
Crafty Creations- Not a Card
Decorate To Celebrate-Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge-Anything but a Card
A Snowflake Promise-Anything goes/ twist of the seasons
Creates and Makes Challenge - Anything goes/with optional twist use a die

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tim Holtz Inspired Gift Box with Altered Dollar Store Ornament

 Hello Crafters!!!!  Today I wanted to share a project created with one of those little Church ornaments that come from this years Dollar Store selection.  The church is so cute, I knew I would alter and create something with it.    
 The Church was alter with Sizzix Holiday Greens, and Yvonne Creations Poinsettia with little silver bead centers.  The flowers were colored with Tim Holtz Broken China Ink.  The Poinsettia leaves are colored with Peeled Paint.  I'm loving that forest behind the church.  It reminds me so much of the little white Churches here in the South.
 Don't you just love the Tim Holtz Sizzix Noel Sign.  It's just one of those go-to dies for Christmas Projects.  What makes it so wonderful is that you can cut it out on light weight chipboard for a sturdy little sign.  Hey Tim, do you think we could get a die like this that says "Believe" or "Joy"
 Here's the back.  My church is mounted on a Dollar General Christmas Gift Box.  I picked up a whole bunch of them on clearance last year for 10 cents a piece.  I altered the box with designer paper inside and out to match the project.
So I was thinking when I was putting this together that this would make a wonderful gift for your Pastor and his wife for Christmas filled with candy or homemade goodies or even someone special in your church family. 
And........just for's a pink one!!!  Haha.....I can't resist Pink for Christmas.  Isn't it pretty!  So I am off to make a "traditional" Christmas colored one next.  You know....plain ole red and  I can show it to you in the next couple of days or so.    Many thanks to all of you for sticking with me in my absence.   I have been crafting and have lots to share.  Be sure to come back as I will be posting again soon.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting!

Challenges Entered:
Altered Eclectics-Anything Goes-Altered Art
Rhedd's Creative Spirit-Anything Goes-Altered Art
Just Keep Crafting Link-up-Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge-Use lots of Pink
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting from the Heart-Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle-Use loose glitter
Pile it On-Sparkle

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CottageCutz Silver and Gold

Hello Papercrafters!  Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.  These are some of the cards I created with the beautiful CottageCutz dies.  With the popularity of Gold and Silver why not try cutting your CottageCutz dies on Metallic Cardstock.   This is the CottageCutz Cardinal Ornament die cut on Gold Cardstock.
For the CottageCutz Reindeer and Tree Ornament die, Silver Cardstock and trim was used to create this card.  All cards used spellbinders circles dies and the large and small Martha Stewart Snowflake punches on white cardstock and glitter.
A Martha Stewart Punch around the Page punch was used for the background on all these cards for that pretty lacy doily look.  The CottageCutz Teddybear Snowglobe die was cut on Gold cardstock for this card.  Isn't it cute!
On all these pretty cards strips of Glittered Washi tape-it really highlighted and brought sparkle to these cards for a festive look.  For this card the CottageCutz Candle Snowglobe die was cut on Silver Cardstock.
The size of all the cards are 5" x 5"  and use kraft cards from the Michael's $1.50 bin.  The gold and silver trim you see around these cards are also from Michael's $l.50 bin as well.  The CottageCutz Gingerbread Snowglobe die was cut on Gold Cardstock.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view these Silver and Gold cards.  Sure do appreciate it.  Until next time Happy New Year!  Here are the dies used:

Saturday, December 19, 2015

CottageCutz Santa List Easel Card

Greetings everyone.  Welcome to another CottageCutz project using the dies from the Christmas 2015 Release.  For today, we have a beautiful Easel card.  The colors Red, Black, Gold and White were chosen for the card from a MAMBI Christmas pad from last year that I got at Michael's.

 The CottageCutz dies used for this creation are as follows:  Santa's List, Santa Pulling Sled, Poinsettia and HollyChristmas Greeting, and the Santa Reindeer Border.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page was used along with Gold, Red, White, and Black Cardstock.  A snowflake embossing folder was used in the background and a Recollection Flower.
Isn't this Santa cute.  He matches the Santa List so perfectly that he just needed to be on this card.  What a fun project.  It was quick too as the black cardstock images just speak for themselves!
Thank you so much for joining me today and viewing this fun card.  Until next time....Happy Crafting.  These are the dies used:

Friday, December 18, 2015

CottageCutz Christmas Cards

 Christmas is in full swing here and today's post is just in time to share some of those last minute Christmas cards to send to family and friends.  CottageCutz dies are not only adorable, but the make quick work of a Holiday card and lend lots of details to the focal points.  This card features the Nutcracker die.
 These cards are created on Christmas cards from the $1.50 bin at Michael's for the base.  For this card the Potted Poinsettia for the focal point and Poinsettia and Ivy die from CottageCutz.
 So you can see the different looks you can get with these beautiful dies.  For this card Santa on Chimney is used.  These cards use all the same basic colors of black, white, and designer paper from Authentique "Believe" pad.
 Reindeer Pulling Sleigh from CottageCutz is the main focal point for this card.  A switch up of the flower and sentiment gives another look to this same basic design. 
Now that you have seen how many cards worked up, you know that once you have your basic design planned out, they go pretty quickly.  Perfect for last minute cards you need to get out.  This one used the Santa's Naughty/Nice List.
Almost all of these CottageCutz images were cut on glittered paper.  Another easy peasy hint for finishing up a few extra cards to send to those you didn't know were going to send to you this year.  For this card the Christmas Stocking was used.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope this gives you some ideas for whipping up some cards to finish your mailing list.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

CottageCutz Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone.  For today's project share here are these pretty altered wood ornaments from Michael's  They are wooden frame ornaments that have been painted white and then painted with glue and sprinkled with glitter. 
The gold glitter paper has been cut with a oval Spellbinders die that matches the opening of the frame.  The Holy Family die was cut on black cardstock and mounted in the center of the frame.  The Poinsettia and Holly die frames the focal point.
The Angel Boy and Girl CottageCutz die was used on this ornament.  The flowers were created by cutting on white cardstock and distressing with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  The center is a gold bead and the Holly was cut on gold paper.  The berries are from a Dollar Store floral pick.  The gold bling at the top of the ornament is a Michael' embellishment.
This ornament uses the Praying Angel Die.  She's so pretty isn't she.  I just love these ornaments.  After I created these I loved them so much I wanted to make more.  But when I went back to Michael's they didn't have any more of these frames.  Hope you got some inspiration to make your own ornaments.  Thanks for stopping by today to view this project.  Until next time......Happy Crafting.  These are the dies used: