Sunday, July 19, 2015

CottageCutz-The Three Mermaids

 Greetings everyone and welcome to another addition of CottageCutz.  Today is a post featuring the beautiful Mermaid die from the Tropical Release.  What a beautiful set for the summer.  You will love creating with these.
 To create the mermaids I die cut them from watercolor paper.  I then used Adirondack ink in Meadow and Steam to color these beautiful ladies.  They were then glittered with "Lagoon" Stickles.  Don't these colors sound so tropical!!!  Perfect right!!!!
It's the perfect summertime card.   Oh, did you notice the burlap......yes, it's back again in my cards.  But this time it's in a beautiful tropical color.  I just love the texture.  Thanks so muck for stopping by today to take a peek.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!  See you again soon.  This was the die used:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CottageCutz Flamingo

Greetings friends and crafters from Florida The Sunshine State.  Have you been to Florida and seen the beautiful Flamingos.  Nothing says tropical paradise like Flamingos and Palm Trees.   How cute is this Flamingo die from CottageCutz!  The Tropical Frame die was used for the Greetings sign.  I love the rustic tropical feel of the frame.  It reminds me of the decor at the Polynesian Resort at Disney World.
 What's a tropical vacation without your flipflops.  That is such a super cute die from CottageCutz.  A Martha Stewart punch around the page was used for the white square.   The palm tree was cut free hand out of a printed green cardstock and a plain green cardstock with the trunk of the tree with brown cardstock.
 The sign was printed and cut out from my computer.  The word Florida was cut with a Cricut.  The beaks on the Flamigos were colored with a Black Copic Marker and their bodies were painted with glue and glittered with Martha Stewart Pink Glitter.
Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at this creation.  It's such a fun project to create.  Until next time, happy crafting.  See you soon!  These were the dies used:

Monday, June 29, 2015

CottageCutz Paris Teaparty Pocket Letter

Greetings friends and crafters!  First let me warn you ahead of time that this is a photo heavy post.  Sorry, I just had to do it!!!  There are so many beautiful CottageCutz dies on this Pocket Letter that they just beg to be shown.    Let's begin with the who, what, and where!   For the who, this pocket letter was created for a swap.  This went to Maya-hence you will see her name on the sign on the Lamp Post.  For the what, the theme for our Pocket Letter was "Paris Teaparty".  For the where, the swap was held at Creating the Crafty Life.  I knew I had the perfect pairing of CottageCutz dies to pull this theme off.
This is the Sweet Teacups die.  I used black and pink as a base for all my images.  The tiny butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch and this image is accented with tiny pearls.
Ok, so when I was creating this poodle, I was laughing like a giddy school girl.  How could this not tickle you to pieces, right!  I created the pink fur with some pom poms.  They were not the right size.  To create the foot pieces I cut and rolled the fur in my fingers that I had placed some tacky glue on. !   Not bad, huh!  You can lay glue down on the parts on the poodle you want fluffed and place the cut pieces of pom pom for this result.  The dies used for this pocket were Eiffel Tower, Lamp, & Poodle, Vintage Street Lamp, and Eiffel Tower Mini.
This is the Victorian Teapot.  The teapot is backed with pink cardstock.  All these tiny roses are from the Michael's $1.50 bins.  Don't forget to use stamps from your collection to stamp your backgrounds.
 Those of you that  have a collection of CottageCutz dies should review your collection to see all the possibilities you have for pocket letters.  They are the perfect size.  Here is the Vintage Clock.
  For the center focal point the Fancy Victorian Frame is the perfect die not only for this Pocket Letter but future ones as well.  It's very versatile.
What's a teaparty without some goodies!  This is the Sweet Filigree Cupcake Die.  It was backed with white, cut on black, and cut a second time for the pink frosting.
 Since this was going to "Maya", we had to create a little sign with her name on it.  This is the Eiffel Tower, Lamp, and Poodle die again. die again.  The little metal Eiffel Tower is something from my Michael's stash.
 What is a beautiful tea party without a Victorian Chandelier!  Here is this beautiful die accented with tiny pearls.
Ha, I see my little crown is  Well they come from Michael's if wish to grab a couple for your crafting.  And here is the tea party.  Yep, you got it, this is the "Tea Party" die from CottageCutz.
So there you have it.  CottageCutz dies are perfect for Pocket Letters.  It was so much fun creating this.  I was in CottageCutz die heaven!!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you again soon.

Friday, June 19, 2015

CottageCutz Victorian Teapot

Greetings friends and papercrafters.  For today's CottageCutz creation is this gorgeous teapot card using the Victorian Teapot from the Victorian Die release.  My heart just goes pitter patter whenever I think about using teapots and cups for papercrafting projects. 
For this card, a small chipboard teapot shaped mini album was used to trace the teapot onto lightweight chipboard (cereal box).  The teapot was covered with pretty designer paper on both sides.  The Victorian teapot was mounted on the CottageCutz Tea Time Doily.   The Vine Flourish was used to accent the roses.

The little button on the teapot lid was something I found in my stash. The steam flowing from the teapot was painted with glue and glittered. Victorian Velvet was the color of the distress ink used on this card.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view this creation.  It is appreciated very much.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you again soon.  Here are the dies used:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CottageCutz A Walk in the Park

Hi there CottageCutz lovers!!!   Today's card is CottageCutz die overload!!!  But-it's a scene created of daydreams of spending a day in the park.
Let's take a look at the back panel.   It's the lovely Bella Spring Tree all in bloom with pretty pink flowers.  It's framed with the pretty Ornate Fence die.  The Springtime Bicycle has been leaned against the fence.  The Fancy Daisy Vine was used for the greenery against the fence.
In front to the tree is the comfy and inviting Victorian Bench.  For the pretty grass and flowers the Spring Meadow Border was used.  The Elegant Arbor is framing the Victorian Bench.  To the right of the Victorian Bench is the Vintage Street Lamp.  Perfect for staying in the park after dusk.  In the front we have Mama Goose to round out the Park Scene. 
Some days you just have to let your mind take you where the dies are calling.  Hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Be sure to check out The Scrapping Cottage for all the dies you need to create your fantasy scene.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you soon.  Here are the dies used:

Friday, May 29, 2015

CottageCutz Victorian House w/Tower

Greetings friends and papercrafters.   Welcome to another CottageCutz creations.  Boy is this a beauty or what.  Don't you just love this house.  The die is called Victorian House W/Tower.  It's a stunning die for sure.
 And what beautiful house wouldn't be complete with out the lock and keys to keep the burglars out.  You can see the Victorian Lock and Keys die that was used to the left.  I hung them on a little hanger brad.  I love that embellishment so much!  There are a couple of pearls accenting the keys too.  The Vine die is ued under the pretty rose and caress the house perfectly.
 Thank you so much for stopping by to view my creation today.  Sure do appreciate it.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you soon.  Here are the dies used:

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sewing Themed Pocket Letter Swap

Hello friends and crafters.  Have you gotten involved with the Pocket Letter Pal craze yet?   I think it's a wonderful new way to have a pen pal.  This is from a Pocket Page Swap over at Creating the Crafty Life.  The theme for May was Sewing and this is what I sent my partner.
This is a custom box I created to house the Tim Holtz Dress Form mini die.  The sewing machine is a blinged up CottageCutz die.  The rose is spellbinders and the lace doily is Prima.
This is a wallet that holds tubes of glitter, beads, and sequins.  The tutorial can be found at Bona's Youtube Channel here at LiveLoveScrap.
This is how it opens to the inside-isn't that cute.  How could you not want to make and send one of these, right!
The box I made to house my pocket letter.  Yes, I know, I know-it's supposed to go in a #10 envelope, but I made mine thick.  It was my first one by the way!!!!  I used Kaisercraft paper for this project.
Last but not least the pocket letter.  It was so much fun to make.  Really hard to photograph these things though-- you get a reflection from the plastic.  I love making them.  I just make another one with a Mason Jar theme that I will share soon.  I am on to another swap with a Paris Tea Party theme.  That will be so much fun.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you soon!