Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CottageCutz Chocolate Cupcake Card

 Chocolate Cupcakes-yum yum!!!  At least these have "NO CALORIES"!!!    Oh what fun it was to make this card.  Someone very special was on my mind when I was designing this.  The wonderful Teaparty Gals at splitcoast stampers are having a teaparty for my dear Mother.  You can read all about it here.  My heart is just bursting with joy to know that my Mom's mailbox in Connecticut will be filled with cards in the next week.  They will surely cheer her! 
 The theme for the party is Chocolate, Cats, or Angels.  I used the beautiful CottageCutz dies from the Sweet Love Collection.
It was fun to color my images with distress and smooch ink.  The cupcakes are the Sweet Filigree Cupcake and Floral Cupcake.  For the border pieces the Sweet Cupcake Border and Fancy Lace Border were paired together.  They look really cool together.  The Fancy Floral Corner #2 was used along with Lace Flower Doily from past collections.  Lots of layers-just like I love it.  Stitching and distress ink along with glitter and bling and I was a happy camper in my craft room creating this.
Thanks so much for dropping by to see my creation today.  If you have time this week, please come and play the Teapot Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  Until next time, Happy Crafting and see you soon!

Friday, February 14, 2014

CottageCutz Altered Valentine Heart

 Happy Valentine's Day!   Here is an altered heart shaped box I picked up at from the Dollar Tree.  I had a blast creating this sweet little heart to fill with Valentine candy.  This box was originally red.  So that the color wouldn't show through the pink and white paper I chose to cover the box with, I painted this box white.  The paper is recollection and I cover the inside and outside of the box.
The Sweetheart Border die was cut six times, painted with Gesso and sprinkled with glitter.  After they dried I applied them to the top and bottom of the box along with a string of iridescent pearl trim. 
 On top of the box I used the Flourish Love Heart cut from white cardstock and also painted with Gesso and  glitter.  For the vine between the roses I used the Sweet Flourish.  The flowers were hand made.  I was experimenting with distressing the edges of the petals.  I love how much texture I was able to achieve on the petals.  In real life it gives them a fuzzy look.  I also painted the flowers with Gesso and sprinkled with glitter.  The box is topped off with a butterfly from the Fiigree Butterfly Trio.
As promised here is my little mini album that coordinates with this box.  Thanks for stopping by today to view my project.  I sure do appreciate it.  Happy Crafting.  See you soon.  Here are the dies I used:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine Mini Album

Greetings friends and crafters!  Here is a Valentime Mini Album created with the adorable CottageCutz Dies.  My cover features Mr. Love Bug and the Flourish Love Heart that he is mounted on.  If you look at my heart shaped mini, it is abstract.  That is because I purchased a heart box from the dollar store and used it as my template.  I am making the box to match this mini to hold some Chocolate treats.  I'll show you that at a later date.
The first page is decorated with the Elegant Envelope.  They're are a couple cute tags inside.  The second page has the Fancy Floral Corner #2 to hold the sweet little tags.
Page three is a mat to hold a photo.  Page four uses Confectionery Bag, Small to hold a tag and behind that is the Sweet Floral Heart and hot pink glitter.
 Page five has the darling Sweet Heart Die that will hold a photo.  Page 6 is also designed to hold another photo.
Page 7 uses the Flourish Love Heart which is mounted on a heart that opens to reveal a place for a photo and a pocket with more tags.   Page 8 is a pocket that holds 2 tags made from the Sweet Floral Heart
 Page 9 features a pocket of tags decorated with the Sweet Heart Die.  Page 10 is another pocket that has been decorated with the Filigree Cupid die.
Page 11 is a pocket the holds the Classic Petite Envelope.  It is decorated with the Sweet Heart die and Sweet Lovebirds.  For the last page the Lovebirds are gracing the Elegant Love Heart.
So grab some CottageCutz dies and make your sweetie a cute little mini for Valentine's Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies I used: