Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spooky Iron Shelf

 This week I have a couple Halloween cards using the Cottage Cutz Spooky Iron Shelf and Haunted House Border (for Happy Halloween title) dies. The first is using all the parts that come with the die. The wrought iron looking shelf, jar of bones, two books and skull candle. I also took the bones that are used in the jar to make a border on the card.  The eyeballs were done with a 1/4" and 1/8" hole punch, colored to look like bloodshot.

 The second card I used two Cottage Cutz Halloween dies. The Spooky Iron Shelf (the shelf, jar, and two books). Cauldren Peeker die (the peeker frog). 
 The peeker frog comes with a head, hat and two front feet. I needed the frog to show a bit of body behind the books (he's a bit chunky, he really is not comfortable talking about it!). I took the face and flipped it over (shown in darker green). to create a rump and added another front foot to be his back foot. It worked really well.
 On both cards I need labels on the books and jar. I used my Dymo Letratag maker with clear tape to make the labels. I have showed you the sizes on the machine. In this case I needed to use the VERY SMALL setting for all the labels. By using the clear tape you are able to use any color card stock.

I am really excited to be able to follow Kay with another Sneak Peek of Cottage Cutz Christmas #02 release. You will have to wait juuuuust a bit longer, but it will be well worth the wait.

 This is a two part die, the first is the Cottage Cutz Snowglobe, it is a 4x6 die with a snowglobe with bow. This globe can be used for any holiday or event. Just think of a Halloween globe. . or  an Easter globe. WOW what a lot of uses. If you look really hard on the package you can see you can also use it as a Gumball Machine (yes there is a couple circles on the die just for gumballs).
The second Cottage Cutz die is Snowglobe Winter Accessories. This die has three groupings that can be used in the snowgloge die. A Santa with sign, A Snowman with tree. . and the Penguin fishing on Ice Cube (that is the first one I tried first). You can mix and match any of the accessories. I will be featuring several other techniques for the snowglobe throughtout this month.

Keep checking back. . there are several more sneak peeks coming from some very talented Cottage Cutz Design Team members.

Keep it shakein' . . .Thanks Barry  

3 comments:

Barbara said...

OH MY!!! LOVE THE SNOWGLOBE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU DO WITH IT IN COMING WEEKS.
LOVE HOW YOU MAKE COMPLETE BODY PARTS FOR THE FROG. AS USUALLY, YOU GO THE EXTRA MILE ON ALL YOUR PROJECTS.

Pearl said...

awesome details with the snowglobe , Barry ! Just darling !

beadz said...

As always - great projects!
hugs,
Gini