Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CottageCutz Halloween Pennant

Welcome friends and crafters.  Today I have a Halloween pennant to share with you using the beautiful CottageCutz Halloween dies.   This pennant is 11 inches long.  I did not use a template.  I just cut it out with cereal box chipboard and covered with designer paper.  The Haunted House is 4 x 6 and mounted on a large rosette.
For decoration across the top of the pennant the Spooky Iron fence was used.  The spiders are an older Martha Stewart punch.
The Filigree Bat was used to decorate the Rosette.  This was so much fun to make and would make a wonderful addition to you Halloween Home Decor projects.
Thank you for stopping by today to view my project.  I appreciate it very much.  Happy Crafting.  See you again soon.  These are the dies I used:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CottageCutz Birthday Wishes

Greetings everyone.  Today is a quick card using the fabulous CottageCutz dies from the 2014 Birthday release.  When I say a quick card, I mean a quick card.  This worked up fast and fabulous.  I highly recommend this die for your collection.
When you need a quick last minute card for a gift-you can whip this up in a matter of minutes.  It's easy with the Birthday Wishes Doily die.  And it just looks fabulous, doesn't it! If you want to add a little sparkle to glitz up the die-it would also be fabulous.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it.  See you soon.  This is the die I used:

Monday, September 29, 2014

CottageCutz Fancy Baby Girls Clothes

Greetings friends and bloggers.  Today we have a cr2014 eation made with the fabulous CottageCutz dies from the 2014 Baby Release.  This is called the Fancy Baby Girls Clothes.
Aren't those little girls clothes darling!  I can't resist a banner-hence the creation of this clothes line to display
the sweet little outfits.  Each piece was cut with a different designer paper but all ordinate perfectly.
Tiny button accent the clothes and are complimented with the button embellishments.   The tiny little clothes pins hold the die cuts on bakers twine.  The Congratulations die cut is from the Expressions line release.  Doesn't gingham always glam up a baby card!
Thank you for stopping by today to view my project.  Sure do appreciate it.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  See you soon.  Here are the dies I used:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Magnolia Luminary

 Greetings everyone.  Photo heavy post ahead! Did I ever mention how in love with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Luminary die I am.  This is the third themed one I have posted and yet I still have another one waiting in the wings.
 This was made for someone special.  It has already been sent out and received with a supply of tea light from the dollar store.  All the deep pink roses on this creation were made from punches.
 This is the Luminary from the back. The fence is another sizzix die.  The Magnolia Tilda stamps were colored with Copic markers.
The little clock is Recollection.  The leaves are another Sizzix die.  The Butterfly, a Martha Stewart punch.
 All the stamps were covered with glossy accents so that they would have some bulk and durability to them for this project.
 The Luminary was mounted on top of a Laughing Cow Cheese box and then on top of a candlestick.  The candlestick is then again attached to a 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of wood.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Hope this brings inspiration to you for your own Luminary Die creations.  It's a wonderful die to have in your collection.  I will have another one to show you soon.  Happy Crafting!!!  See you soon.
Challenges Entered:
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge
Simply Magnolia

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CottageCutz Baby Girl Pocket Card

Greetings everyone and welcome to another CottageCutz Creations.   Today we have a pocket card with the beautiful Baby release over at The Scrapping Cottage.  Aren't the dies just darling!
The Fancy Dress die is featured on the front of the card envelope.  Isn't this so sweet.  I cut the dress on pink cardstock and distress with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, mounted the dress on the Tea Time Doily.  The Baby die from the Expressions release was used for the sentiment on this pretty card.
This card was created with a glassine bag.  In the inside pocket is this sweet tag made with the Fancy Mary Jane Shoes Die.  It doesn't get more "Baby Girl" than that!
It was so fun to create this.  I love rolling roses with burlap.  I think they are just so sweet.  Thanks for stopping by today to view my post.  I appreciate it very much.  Until next time, Happy Crafting and see you soon!  Here are the dies used:

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
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  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!