Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Thank you cards

Hi, Janja here!

May is considered the month of fertility and love, the month when the buds burst open and the flowers bloom. Perfect for my first post in May to use dies from the flourish & flowers release.

For card we need:
  • white scalloped card base: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm), folded
  • colored cardstock: 4 x 4" (10,1 x 10,1 cm)
  • white cardstock: 3.5 x 3.5" (8,9 x 8,9 cm)
  • glue
  • Distress inks: Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean
  • Memento inks: Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, New Sprout, Pear Tart 
From white cardstock cut out a square with a cross-stitched square die (the largest die from the set) and spray it with Distress inks or use a stamp. With foam tape, fasten it to a color coordinated cardstock.
Now we start with cutting out leaves and flowers. I chose two new dies: leaves & stems, and Doodle flower set 1.

When we have flowers and leaves attached to the background, cut out the word thank you in two colors and with a lag also paste it on the background.

As with the thank you card wasn't a lot of work and I was pleased with the pink version, I made two more in other colors.

I hope, I am given you a little inspiration.

Dies, which I used at work: 

Thank you for watching.


Sunday, May 01, 2016

Mini - album - Photoframe " The Sea adventures"

Hi friends!)
It's Yuliya here sharing  beautiful Mini-album - photoframe using the CottageCutz dies!
- chipboard
- cardstock
- patterned paper
- ribbon

1. Cut chipboard 2 pc 5,5”х4,6” и 1 pc 5,5,”х4”. This is the future cover of our mini-album

2. Glue the details to the selected cotton. Wrap the cover with the cotton
3. Make neat corners

4. Our cover is ready for the next step
 5. Now glue the lace

5. Make a neat endpapers.

6.Glue the endpapers.
7. Prepare some die-cuts

8. Glue the details)

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and will be happy to inspire you!

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Hello friends,

Its Saturday time and I am here with another bouquet of flowers for you using CottageCutz dies. CottageCutz has some most amazing flower dies and I simply love their 3D flower dies. In my previous posts , I have shown many ways as to how to use these dies beautiful. Today, I am here with one of my most favourite flowers--DAISY.
The CottageCutz 3D flower #3 die can give you most beautiful daisy flowers and they are so simple to make.
Here I have a very simple card that highlights the beauty of these flowers. Please follow the step by step pictures on making of the flowers.


Here is the step by step instruction for creating the flower

 Cut out die cuts from white card stock with the CottageCutz 3D flower #3 

       Colour the centre of each flower using the Archival Pink Peony ink

        Shape the flower by placing a stylus in the centre of each petal and by  pinching.

        Layer the flowers together-four layers in one flowers and cup deeply in the middle to make the  flowers stand upright. Add pollens in the centre.

            Cut out leaves from CottageCutz Leafy Foliage die and colour Archival leaf green ink

Cut a card base measuring 8.25 inches by 4 inches. Cut a mat layer 8 inches by 3.75 inches and adhere to the card front. Cut a pattern paper 7.75 inches by 3.5 inches and distress the edges. Add texture using modelling paste and stencil.

Arrange the flowers, leaves and CottageCutz tea time doily as shown. Add sequins to the card.

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