Sunday, November 29, 2015

CottageCutz Shabby Chic Christmas Card

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  How about some shabby chic cards for today's project share with these beautiful Cottagecutz dies.  Lots of white cardstock and glitter really make for a festive card.
 For this card the super cute Trees 4 Sale die from CottageCutz is the main focal point.  The Christmas Greeting die was cut on black card stock.  To create the background, a snowflake embossing folder was used on kraft cardstock that was cut with a round Spellbinders die and then a white ink pad was run over the design.  The holly leaves are Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch.
 The Santa's Sleigh die for this card was cut on white cardstock and painted with glitter glue and sprinkled with glitter.  The snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches that have been glittered and layered.
 This is the Christmas Tree in Window die.  It was glittered to.  Some cheese cloth has also been sandwiched in the layers for a fun wispy feel to shabby it up.  The card bases are from the $1.50 bin at Michael's.
Thanks so much for letting me share with you today my project.  Here's hoping you are enjoying you Holiday preparations.  Until next time......Happy Crafting!  Here are the dies used:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cottage Cutz Christmas Lantern Card

Hello Paper Crafters.  Is this not a classic looking Christmas card or what!  This beautiful Lantern & Poinsettia die from CottajgeCutz is just amazing.  There is absolutely nothing not to like about this die. 
To create this beautiful card the die was cut on black cardstock.  The "light" area of the lantern was created by cutting a piece of white cardstock and coloring with copic markers to make it look like a light inside.  The Poinsettia and Ivy die was used on top of the floral area of this lantern die for dimension and embellishment.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page and Spellbinders dies were used for background accent.  Red glittered corrugated paper from Michael's was used as well.
The little sentiment is a stick from Michael's that I had in my stash for a while.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Sure do appreciate it.  Until next time......Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

CottageCutz Altered Tin Ornaments

Hello crafts and welcome to another CottageCutz project.  Christmas is in full swing at my house, how about you.  Today is a project share of some altered tin Christmas ornaments.  Aren't they cute.  These CottageCutz dies make the cutest gifts.
For the first ornament we have this adorable Wind Up Teddy Bear from Cottagecutz.  I just love teddy bears and this one is super cute.  Along with the Wind Up Teddy Bears there are several other dies on this ornament.  In the background are the Fur Trees.  Then the Poinsettia and Holly for Embellishment.  Last but not least the beautiful Christmas Greeting die.  Designer paper was mounted to the bottom of this tin and some tinsel trim was glued around the bottom,
This ornament uses the darling Reindeer W/Scarf die.  Again the Fur Trees, Poinsettia & Holly, and Christmas Greeting dies were used to decorate the tin.  A bow made with seam binding was tied on top of the original twine for the hanging loop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember if you have older ornaments that you don't use anymore, you can change them into something beautiful again with just a few dies.  Don't be afraid to experiment.  Until next time.......Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used.:


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CottageCutz Focus Week-Holday Treat Holders

Hello everyone and welcome to the final day of our Holiday Treat Holder Focus week!  For today I wanted to share this really sweet Owl in Pumpkin die.  This treat holder is an altered Glassine bag.  To create, just use some pretty fall papers, a spellbinders oval die, and a Martha Stewart Border punch glue to the top and bottom.  A little seam binding ribbon and a tiny clothespin will top off the embellishments.  Aren't these cute? 
There small but no worries.  You want to know why?   They are going to be placed at the table at each place setting and they will hold a "little" treat.  Want to know what it is????  lol  Well how about some movie tickets for Thanksgiving evening.  Isn't that fun.  After dinner, football, and washing dishes what better way to spend the evening watching a great movie.  This little holder is the perfect surprise.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Sure to appreciate it.  Be sure to leave a comment for your last chance at the prize today.  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CottageCutz Focus Week-Holiday Treat Holders

 Hello friends and crafters.  Today is a fun project share for the CottageCutz Focus week featuring Holiday Treat Holders.   These fun treat boxes are what is called a Pyramid Box which creates this fun tree shaped box.  The front of the box opens once you untie the ribbon at top and can be filled with goodies and/or a gift card.  Super cute and a fun way to give a gift.
 This box uses the CottageCutz Wind Up Mouse die.  All the poinsettia are the CottageCutz Poinsettia and Holly die.  The December 25th stamp is from this year's Michael's dollar bin.  The star is a marvey punch on gold glitter paper.
 The tree bases are empty thread spools.  They are altered with gold glitter washi tape and glued in the middle on the bottom of the boxes.  The trim around the box is a Martha Stewart Border punch with gold bling glued on top.
 This box features the CottageCutz Holiday Reindeer die.  All dies were cut with various colored cardstock and paper pieced.
 The last box features the Snowman Cupcake Die from Cottagecutz.  He is super adorable.  I love his peppermint buttons.  He was shaded with a couple Copic markers in B000 and B001
 This is how the box looks when it is untied and opened.  It holds a good bit of items depending on what you place inside.
Thank you so much for stopping by for some Holiday Treat Holder inspiration.  It was a pleasure to share with you some ideas.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CottageCutz Focus Week-Holiday Treat Holders

 Hello every and welcome to a project for Focus Week at CottageCutz.  We are making Holiday Treat Holders for inspiration for the week.  This treat holder is fun, fast, and inexpensive.  It's made with a paper bag.  If you would like to see how to create this I have an explanation here.
 The paper bag is folded and stitched, then layered with paper and embellishments.  You can fill both pockets with candy, or just one pocket and make a fun tag for the other pocket.  All the treat holders have the North Pole Tag Topper and the Poinsettia & Holly die.  This treat bag uses the Merry Christmas Filigree Die.
 For this treat bag the CottageCutz Santa Giving Gifts die is the main focal point.  Don't you just love that Santa peeking out of the pocket.  He looks so super cute.  If you are thinking of making these the Santa's come from Walmart-3 for a dollar.
For this treat holder has the CottageCutz Santa with Tree die.  The designer paper used for these treat bags is Authentique named "Believe". 
Last but not least, this treat bag holder uses the Elf with Toys die.  All the dies were cut with cardstock and only distress inks were used to highlight them.  Thank you so much for joining me today and viewing these treat bag holders.  Just want to share a little inspiration to help you with your gift giving needs.  Until next time......Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used.


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

CottageCutz Turkey Altered Candle

Hello crafters and welcome to another Thanksgiving project share from the "On the Farm" Collection from CottageCutz.  Today I am excited to show you this altered candle from the dollar store.  I have been wanting to do something with one of these fun candles for some time.  You can just about see the glow in this picture.  It's a color changing candle with a flicker light on the top.  Imagine how pretty this will be on your Thanksgiving table.  It was fast, fun, and easy to create.
The Turkey die from CottageCutz is mounted directly on the candle.  To color the Turkey, Brushed Corduroy and Barn Door distress inks were used.   The Sunflowers is another pretty CottageCutz die that were cut on yellow cardstock and lightly inked with Brushed Corduroy as well and glitter with Diamond stickles.  The bottom is a scalloped Spellbinders die with a circle of Thanksgiving designer paper mounted on top.  The same paper was cut 1/4 inch and glued to the top of the candle.
Here it's shown on top of a candlestick-which is also a great look to give it some height on the table.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visit.  Until next time,  Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used: