Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cottage Cutz Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to The Scrapping Cottage Blog Hop for April.  We have lots to share with you today featuring the darling Cottage Cutz die cuts.  So grab your favorite drink, relax, and enjoy visiting the design team to view their awesome creations.  You should have arrived here from Janice.  If not, be sure to start at The Scrapping Cottage so you do not get lost along the way.
For my blog hop project I chose the Filigree Butterflies.  I created a lattice background to showcase these awesome butterflies with a spellbinders die.  You will find a video at the end of the post showing how I did that.
I heat embossed my butterflies with Blue Tinsel embossing powder to make them sparkle and shine like this.  Please refer to the video at the bottom of the post where I show how I did that as well.

You can form your butterflies while they are still warm to give them dimension and they will stay in that shape after they cool.  You can find this beautiful die cut here.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today for The Scrapping Cottage Blog Hop.  Your next stop is Kelly to check our her fabulous creation.  Be sure to leave a comment on each of the Design Team members blog and at The Scrapping Cottage Blog to have your name entered to win one of three fabulous prizes.







Challenges Entered
Crafts 4 Eternity  -  Spring
Crafty Ann's  -  Stitching
Crafty Catz  -  Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays -  Anything Goes with Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Friday  -  Die Cuts and Punches
Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine
4 Crafty Chicks - No Stamping
Charisma Cards  -  Blue, Black, and White
Moving Along With The Times - Garden or Flowers
Pixie Dust Studio  -  Embossing

63 comments:

Tami said...

SO much detail I LOVE IT and thanks for the videos. Watched the 1st now to watch the 2nd!!

Lisa aka Raining said...

This card is simply SPECTACULAR! Oh my I love those butterflies! I love the die cut for them!!! Gorgeous my friend!

jrugg said...

Beautiful card-I like the white butterfly border!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card Carol!!! Omgsoh I love it and Love the colors,layhout, and your butterflies!!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend hun!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Lorie said...

Beautiful in every way, Carol! An absolutely stunning creation!!

Hugs,
Lorie

MiamiKel said...

so gorgeous! the richness and bold blue is a winning combustion!! xoxo

Olivia said...

Thanks for a great video. The butterflies look so pretty with the heat embossing.

nbuston said...

The filigree butterflies are pretty popular. Striking blue color on these. Super nice that you add the video with instructions. I love all Cottage Cutz dies!

Janice W. said...

Beautiful card Carol! Love the lattice and the blue butterflies! Fabulous!

Miss Marie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love that you decorated the inside as well. And thank you for the tutorials - they were VERY useful!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING!!~

Glora said...

I just love blue and white and those butterflies are just exquisite! WOW!!! Hugs - Glora
me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card. Those butterflies are amazing. Thank you for sharing how to make them. What a clever way to make the trellis as well. Amazing.

Linda said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors.

Marisa said...

Love the lattice and the butterflies are gorgeous! Lovely garden themed card!

momof5sons said...

Your tutorials are fabulous, Carol, only surpassed by the amazing final product. Your intricate sparkly 'flies are astounding, especially with the dimension that you add. Hugz and thanks for the inspiration!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful carol.

greetings karin

CreatedbyKay said...

Love the sparkly butterflies. I can't imagine anyone ever throwing one of these cards away after receiving one.

pinky said...

I love your gorgeous spring card Carol. Its absolutley stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.
Pinky

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous creation!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, Love the striking blue butterflies, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

Ilse said...

Beautiful!!! Blue butterflies!! Wow!!

Greetz,
ilse

marg0006 said...

Love those glittery butterflies.

marg0006@verizon.net

Judy B said...

This card is amazing, so beautiful. You do really great work, I love everything about this card!

Judy

Laurie Unger said...

Wowza! love the sparkle!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is an absolutely stunning creation!

daisydeb said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the colors!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous card, nice instructional videos too!

Percilla G said...

ohhhh my - love it - I love the colors used.
Loved each and every detail

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colour and your butterflies and detail are beautiful.
Thanks for joing the MAWTT challenge
Mau xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent realization.Fine and delicate work. Fabulous butterflies ! Thank you for all your explanations, it is very generous ! Bravo ! It's very successful !


Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Cheryl Walker said...

OMgosh Carol I LOVE LOVE LOVE your butterfly video!!!!! I didnt get a chance to watch it early this morning, and Ive been cleaning off and on today, and Just had to come back to watch!! LOVE IT!!!!
Hugs again
Cheryl

Karen said...

The butterflies are so pretty! Love the sparkle and dimension. The blue is an awesome choice!

Anita said...

What a stunning card! I love both videos.

Happyscrapin said...

AMAZING card!! It is gorgeous and I love all the details and different blues! Thank you for the videos!!!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

StaceyM said...

Your card is beautiful!

Heidi said...

Carol- WOW this is just a beautiful card, I never use blue but this just 'pops". I love all the components that you have used together and your video is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our No Stamping Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, your card is amazing...Great job...wonderful!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Heather said...

Beautiful card. That blue color is to die for. Love those butterflies and gorgeous flowers.

http://handmadebyhh.blogspot.com/
bhoward at kci dot net

Sazzle said...

WOW gorgeous card, love the latticework and especially the glittery butterfly :-)

Thanks for entering our punches and dies challenge at Fussy and Fancy - good luck!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sazzle

http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Die Cut Diva said...

what a great card -- just love the sparkly butterfly die cuts and that blue is so delicious. Thanks for sharing with us. Just love Cottage Cutz dies

Darlene said...

Simply stunning! The sparkle & shimmer on the butterflies is accented perfectly with the lattice behind! How thoughtful of you to include a video tutorial on your great techniques. Thank you very much! I am new to this company's dies, but quickly becoming a big fan! Kudos to the entire DT for such a great job.

Dianne said...

Love the dimensions of the butterflies on the card and that lattice work to enhance the butterflies. Great job and thanks for sharing your piece of art with us all.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card with so many gorgeous details. I may need this butterfly die set!

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful card! So much detail, I love it! Both videos are awesome!

iReneM said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Crafty Ann's.
Your butterflies are lovely - I enjoyed watching your video :)
x

pam124 said...

OMG Carol, not only the most spectacular card, but a tutorial to go with it. You are the most talented lady I've ever seen, especially when I use my spy satellite to look through your window. You are like a elf doing Santa's work and we get the present of seeing it. This is STUNNING and my favorite colors!

pam124 said...

Carol, I don't know if my post came up or not, but just in case, you know how much I LOVE your cards and this is as magical as ever. Thanks so much for the tutorial. You are da woman!

eunice said...

Wow!Carol, your card is absolutely stunning! You did an amazing job using these beautiful butterfly cuts. Thank you for the video tutorial...definitely need to get those butterfly dies so I can give this a try!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Carol.
I love, love your card! Those blues for the butterflies and the whole card are all just so beautiful! I really this is gorgious! I can't wait to come back after the hop and see how you have made this. I have never used these dies, but I am going to get me some on payday. I love how all of you have come up with such wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs, Lisa G

Julie Lane said...

Luv those butterflies!!!

nwilliams6 said...

THis is a test to see if you actually read every comment since there are a zillion comments on here. The colors on this are really great and I love all the other details too. Do you actually have a budget for glitter? LOL! Hugz - bunchez of them.

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Oh how beautiful. Just love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing and for the blog hop.

Benzi said...

Here I come...late for the blog hop. Just the same, I think your card is awesome. Spectacular colors, beautiful butterflies everywhere...even on the patp. Loving all the sparkle. I'll have to check out the videos. Playing catch up today after a weekend of visitors.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Butterflies, Bling and beauty Oh My! sorry couldn't resist! Gorgeous card.

Thanks for playing in our No Stamping challenge this week.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love that beautiful lattice effect you created x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Ann Whitfield said...

Really sumptuous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh, this is beautiful....love the butterfly! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.

Lisa Sumpter said...

Really lovely! Love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Carrie said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! x

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week.

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx