Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cottage Cutz Dies Go Shabby Chic

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop.  Please remember you have until Midnight tonight to comment on each of the Design Team blogs and at the Blog Hop post right here for your chance to win one of three Gift Certificates.  Be sure to check that post for all the details.
You are not going to believe how adventurous I got with this card and these dies!  Before I tell you how I accomplished this Shabby Chic Little number, let me show you the dies-then I will explain.

Ok, so you see this die right above here with the bright pretty colors.  Well I cut my pieces out of card stock in exactly the colors you see in this picture-bright and vivid.  What I did to make them pastel was to spray paint them with white paint.  YES, you read correctly.  I sprayed painted them with a .99 can of white paint you can pick up at your local Walmart.  How did the little pieces not go flying everywhere-well that was easy.  I made a loop with scotch tape and put my little pieces right on it and stuck them on a piece of scrap card board.  They stuck just fine and the pieces came off the tape perfectly.  I first saw this technique here.

Just remember not to over spray-you want a little color to show through.  The Cottage Cutz Magnolia Doily Die is located under the shabby chic flowers I made with some punches.  The leaves on the flowers were sprayed white-but the flowers were white to begin with.  I just used some picket fence crackle paint on them and sprinkled glitter.
Sooooo, what do you think.?  Do you think you would give it a try?  It sure was fun.  I know I am going to be doing it again.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  We thank you for your time!!!

Challenges Entered
Crafty Mess - Distressing and Embossing
Polka Doodles  -  Shabby Chic/Vintage
The Stamp Man  -  Shabby Chic or Distress Style
Wags 'n Whiskers  -  Distressing
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing & Die Cuts or Punches
Whimsy Inspiration  -  Distressing
Deep Ocean Challenge  -  Use Punches or Dies
The Shabby Tea Room - April Showers

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Barnyard Elements

 Greetings friends and bloggers.  Today is Heartfelt Creations Wednesday Reveal.  We are working with the Western Elements Collection of stamps this month.  Please check our the Heartfelt Creations blog for all the design teams beautiful creations with this stamp set.

Here is a list of products I used to create this:
HCPC 3464 Barnyard Elements PreCut Set
HCPC 3459 Scenery builders PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD Western Bronco Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
S4-317 Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles
Other:  Rangers Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Ribbon, Gold Recollection Rhinestones, Stickles, Card-stock and designer paper. Choice of Copic markers.

When I was coloring this image I was inspired by the wood panels in the barn.  I  thought how fun it would be to use that in a design element in the card so I created the left side of the card to look like the panels.  It was fun to do.

Thanks so much for taking a peek today.  I appreciate it so much.  Be sure to stop by on Saturday for the Cottage Cutz Blog Hop!  Have a great day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cottage Cutz Flowers Clusters for Mother's Day

Mother's day is just around the corner and when I created this card I was thinking of my Mom.  The die is called "Flower Clusters" and I wanted to make it look like Lilac's so I added another layer of dimension to the die.  Oh this was so fun to make and went together quickly.  Please check out The Scrapping Cottage Blog for these fabulous dies.  They are so much fun to work with.
Here is a list of cuts you need to create this card:
The card base is a 6" x 12" piece of card stock folded in half.
The next piece is designer paper at 5-3/4" x 5-3/4"
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" is the next piece of paper
The black piece of card stock under the Fleur de Lis die is 4" x 4-3/4"
The designer paper on top of the  Fleur de Lis dis is 4" x 3"
The corners are  black card stock-cut 2 square 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" then cut diagonally to make the triangles
 I have included a video here to show you how I created the flowers.  It's been a long time since I did a video, but I plan on doing more in the future.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my project.  I appreciate it!  Remember to create something wonderful for your Mom for Mother's day.  She will absolutely love it!

Magnolia Doily at The Scrapping Cottage

Challenges Entered:
Whimsy Stamps  - Punches & Diecuts
Stamp n Doodle - April Showers and/or May Flowers
The Stamping Boutique  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  -  Die Cuts and Punches
Made Especially For You - Create a card featuring three flowers
Paper Creations Ink  -  April Showers Bring May Flowers
Truly Madly Crafty  -  Handmade Flowers
Craft Us Crazy - Happy Mother's Day and Flowers
Crop Stop  - Handmade Paper Lace
Shelly's Images  -  Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Boxed Gift Tag Set

Greetings and welcome to the Heartfelt Creations Wednesday reveal.  We are working with the Western Elements Collection and this stamp is from the Woodland Growth set.  This is a 3 x 3 box that holds a set of 4 gift cards and envelopes inside a coordinating box.  You can find the tutorial here.
 This is the picture of the box that I created.  I have a ribbon around the box that ties to keep it closed. 

Products Used:
HCPC 3467 - Woodland Growth PreCut Set
354806 Standard Circles Large
Other: S4-292 Beaded Circles, Rangers Distress Ink (Broken China, Peeled Paint) Stickles (Crystal), Stamp Stuff Embossing Powder Blue Tinsel, Versamark Ink, Ribbon, Border Punch of your choice for box tutorial, Card stock and Coordinating Designer Paper, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. Corner rounder punch for envelopes

I think these sets are so cute and I love making them to give to friends.  I coordinated the envelopes by stamping and embossing the image in the corner.  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the design team.  I'll be back tomorrow with another creation I have been working on.  Have a wonderful day-see you soon!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Western Plains

 Welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Today we have a new stamp set to show you. 
Escape to the western plains with the Western Elements Collection. Featuring Grandpa's antique wooden carriage and super-sized mushrooms, this set will delight with a brand-new twist on a traditional theme. There are 5 new PreCut Stamp Sets and one beautiful new exclusive Spellbinders die designed for Heartfelt Creations.

Leave a comment on the HC blog by April 17 to be eligible to win the entire release valued at $109.99. The winner will be announced on April 18 on the HC Blog.
 Products Used in This Project

HCPC 3465 Palisade Farmstead PreCut Set
HCPC 3467 Woodland Growth PreCut Set
HCD 721 Western Elements Die
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border
472168 Labels 20

Other:  BoBunny Et Cetera Brads, Cuttlebug Vintage Corners, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch,  Rangers Distress ink (Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade), Smooch Glitz Frost, Red Ribbon, Red & White Cardstock, Designer Paper, Copic Markers to color stamps 
Thanks for stopping by today and spending a moment of your time with me.   Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog to see all the fabulous creations by the Design Team and to leave your comment for a chance to win.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cottage Cutz Lady Bug Gift Box

Greetings friends and bloggers.  Today I wanted to share with you this gift box I made for Cottage Cutz Die Cuts from The Scrapping Cottage.  I used the Ladybug and the Daisy Doily Dies.
This Ladybug is awesome.  So cute and so easy to put together.  All I did was cut the body with black card stock and the wings with red card stock.  I put some foam dimensional adhesive on the back of the wings and mounted it on the body.    My daisies are made with a punch and the centers are Martha Stewart Flocking.

 Here you can see a close up of these pretty Ladybugs which are "Good Luck" by the way! The Daisy doily was used as the base for this flower and bug arrangement.  I cut it down approximately 3/4 of the way and applied it to the top of the box.

 Here's the corner Ladybug at the bottom right of the box. 

Surprise!!!!  Now here is what is inside the box.  I bet you weren't expecting these little sweeties in here were you.  How could I resist not making something so cute with this die.

 They are paper clips.  All you have to do is assemble the Ladybug like I described above then cut one extra black body.  sandwich your paper clip between the Ladybug and the body piece and glue together-so easy and so cute.

I die cut a little leaf to place behine the Ladybug to make it look like the Ladybug was crawling on a leaf.  Here are the dies from Cottage Cutz that I used in this project.  Your can find them here:

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project today.  I am so in love with this ladybug die that you will probably see it throughout the summer in my projects.  I love it!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Criss Cross Pocket Card

It's Heartfelt Creations Wednesday.  Welcome to my blog.  I am delighted you stopped by during you busy day to say hello.  Let's just say I am so thankful my neighbors have a wireless connect otherwise I would not be able to post this today as my internet has been down.   lol   This is how our internet provider got us running for now.  Yikes!!!
I always wanted to make one of these cards.  I thought it was perfect for the stamp as you can use the whole stamp as the tag and write your sentiment on the back. 
HCPC3462 My Guy PreCut Set HCPC 3459 Scenery Builders PreCut Set HCD 717 Scalloped Posy Die Product ID: 354806 Standard Circles Large Product ID: 354810 Scalloped Circles Large Other:  Green Cardstock, Vintedge Rachet 80# card stock, Hemp 20lb cord, Recollection Rhinestone, Stardust Stickles, Rangers Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Momento Black Ink  and Copies B93, B95, B99, YG11, YG13, YG17, C1, C3, C5,C7, BG0000, & BG10. This is called a Vertical Criss Cross Pocket Card.  The complete tutorial with measurements can be found here.  The card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".   All edges of card stock has been inked with a black ink pad.  Rangers Peeled Paint distress ink was used to distress the edges of the tag insert.  The small scalloped posy die was used for the pull tab on the tag with a rhinestone place in the center.  Stickles was used on the edges of the image, to highlight "My Kind Of Guy" on the tag, and to highlight the focal point image.  Two pieces of hemp were tied around the belly band.  The image was stamped using the masking technique and colored with copics.
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to be back on the internet soon.  They are coming back again tomorrow.  Have a great day!