Thursday, December 31, 2015

CottageCutz Focus Week Winner

Hello everyone, and Happy Thursday to all!
 We want to thank you all for participating in our Focus week, and hope you enjoyed all the Inspiration from the DT! All your comments mean a lot to the DT and we appreciate you taking some time to leave some LOVE! Also we hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and do hope you have a Happy New Year!!
NOW on to the WINNER of our Focus Week GIVEAWAY

Lisa Laustsen
Congratulations Lisa Laustsen & thank you for all your sweet & wonderful comments!!! Please email Joanne at to claim your Gift Certificate!

We want to THANK all of you for your sweet comments.
 They mean a lot to the designers, so thank you again!!! Be sure to stop by, and see what we have going on!

Hugs From the CottageCutz Design Team!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

CottageCutz Holiday Candles

Hello everyone , Cheryl here today to share a card I made for the Scrapping Cottage &  Splitcoaststampers Sketch challenge this week. Super easy one here,as this card took me seriously under 15 minutes to make!

On my card for today, I cut the scalloped background piece, and then cut a piece of scrap design paper at an angle. Next I added some ribbon to border the 2 different shades. and hot glued a big bow I made. For the main image I cut out a scalloped oval, and added some vintage trim I got from stash. Next I cut the CottageCutz Holiday Candles in the same grey embossed card stock that I used on my card. Super easy!!!
CottageCutz Die Used:
Happy New Year to all!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CottageCutz Silver and Gold

Hello Papercrafters!  Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.  It's Carol here today with a project.  These are some of the cards I created with the beautiful CottageCutz dies.  With the popularity of Gold and Silver why not try cutting your CottageCutz dies on Metallic Cardstock.   This is the CottageCutz Cardinal Ornament die cut on Gold Cardstock.
For the CottageCutz Reindeer and Tree Ornament die, Silver Cardstock and trim was used to create this card.  All cards used spellbinders circles dies and the large and small Martha Stewart Snowflake punches on white cardstock and glitter.
A Martha Stewart Punch around the Page punch was used for the background on all these cards for that pretty lacy doily look.  The CottageCutz Teddybear Snowglobe die was cut on Gold cardstock for this card.  Isn't it cute!
On all these pretty cards strips of Glittered Washi tape-it really highlighted and brought sparkle to these cards for a festive look.  For this card the CottageCutz Candle Snowglobe die was cut on Silver Cardstock.
The size of all the cards are 5" x 5"  and use kraft cards from the Michael's $1.50 bin.  The gold and silver trim you see around these cards are also from Michael's $l.50 bin as well.  The CottageCutz Gingerbread Snowglobe die was cut on Gold Cardstock.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view these Silver and Gold cards.  Sure do appreciate it.  Until next time Happy New Year!  Here are the dies used:

Monday, December 28, 2015

Recipe Dividers

Hi all! Vladka here!
Christmas is behind us and it is time to rest a little bit, also from crafting, don't you think? December was really busy and before the Christmas I made this recipe dividers. It will be perfect to run each recipe through a laminator, put them between right dividers and take them out when we need them. So, there will be no harm if we spill something on them. Practical, right? And the other possibility is, to bind them in the recipe book. On the first divider is Mrs. Claus. Very cute die and I´m so happy that I have also this motive in my collection. 
On the second one are really popular recipes for Christmas - Cookies
Third one is reserved for hot drinks...
... and the last one for Santa's favorite recipes. This is just one idea and can be modified, so it can be used for all kind of recipes which we use during the year.
So, this is my last post in CottageCutz blog for this year. 
I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to share all my SC projects during the whole year also here and thank you for all your kind comments.

I wish you all happy and special year 2016 with a lot of creative ideas.

Card Supplies I used:

CottageCutz dies: they are listed below
Card stock: Kraft, White and Red cardstock
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed
Other: white watercolor tube, scissors, paper trimmer, scor-buddy

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Angel

Hello everyone, and Merry Christmas Eve to all! 
Today's card was designed for a challenge on SCS using the Beautiful CottageCutz Christmas dies. I used the Praying Angel, and Poinsettia & Holly dies.

For the Angel I cut her out in cream cardstock, and then embossed her with a mixture of embossing powders. I used a pink and gold , and then heated them up. Love the look.
For the Poinsettia I colored it using pink copics and then added some gold viva pearl pen to the center. The design paper is leftover scrap paper I had and wanted to use. I added some ribbons, and a bow to complete my card for today.
Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

CottageCutz Dies Used:
Thank you for looking and again Merry Christmas Eve to all!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

CottageCutz post - Last minutes gift tag ideas

Hi there and welcome to CottageCutz Blog.

Today I am sharing with you last minutes gift tag ideas I created with  beautiful NEW CottageCutz Christmas Release.
To make tags, start by cutting blue card stock with scallop insert card/tag die.

Very simple and easy to make it. 
Just cut all images that you like it and glue on tag using craft glue.
 Decorate with glitter pen, white gel pen and ribbons.
Don't forget to put your favorite Christmas sentiment on tag.

For this project I used:

Project Supplies:
Card stock: white, blue andlight blue.
Stamps: sentiment
Other: Sizzix die cut machine, scissors, circle paper punch, craft glue, pierce tool, white gel pen, ribbons and glitter glue.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Cocoa & Holly Jolly Moose /2Cards

Hello everyone, Cheryl here today with 2 Christmas cards to share!  IAbsolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this Christmas Release from the Scrapping Cottage! Today I'm sharing 2 simple cards.
1st up is CottageCutz Holiday Cocoa!
For my card here I colored the Cocoa cup and deer with copics, then added some branches. Super easy! Next for the card base I used 2 different design papers, and added some ribbon across the center for a border. Lastly I added a bow, brad, and sticker to complete my card.


Super SIMPLE Christmas Card!
I colored the moose with copics, and added some branches, and viva pearls for berries. The Dp is Peppermint Express line.

Ribbon is actually Seam binding , I love the pattern on it, so had to use it for this card :) Tag is from Bundled up, a sheet of paper I cut up.
Lastly I added some sparkle brads to the corners

Thank you for looking and hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

CottageCutz Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, it's Carol here today.   Christmas is in full swing here and today's post is just in time to share some of those last minute Christmas cards to send to family and friends.  CottageCutz dies are not only adorable, but the make quick work of a Holiday card and lend lots of details to the focal points.  This card features the Nutcracker die.
 These cards are created on Christmas cards from the $1.50 bin at Michael's for the base.  For this card the Potted Poinsettia for the focal point and Poinsettia and Ivy die from CottageCutz.
 So you can see the different looks you can get with these beautiful dies.  For this card Santa on Chimney is used.  These cards use all the same basic colors of black, white, and designer paper from Authentique "Believe" pad.
 Reindeer Pulling Sleigh from CottageCutz is the main focal point for this card.  A switch up of the flower and sentiment gives another look to this same basic design. 
Now that you have seen how many cards worked up, you know that once you have your basic design planned out, they go pretty quickly.  Perfect for last minute cards you need to get out.  This one used the Santa's Naughty/Nice List.
Almost all of these CottageCutz images were cut on glittered paper.  Another easy peasy hint for finishing up a few extra cards to send to those you didn't know were going to send to you this year.  For this card the Christmas Stocking was used.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope this gives you some ideas for whipping up some cards to finish your mailing list.  Until next time, Happy Crafting.  Here are the dies used: