Monday, January 31, 2011

A Single Rose to say I Love You!

Hello Cottage Cutz Fans!!

When I received the Cottage Cutz Rose die in the mail, I knew it was one that I would really like. I made this card for my husband. It was inspired by the glass rose in the photo. My husband, High School Sweetheart, gave me this glass rose when I was 16. Though it has lost a petal or two and the color has faded it is still very special to me! My mom loved roses too, and she had this displayed in her curio cabinet for years. It was safer in her hands than mine with all the moving my husband and I did in the early years of our marriage. I hope you like the card. This die is very easy to assemble. I cut the rose from white cardstock and colored with copics. There are only 6 pieces to assemble with this die. Even though it is easy, it still has lots of detail. Here is another rose card I did, as well as the Furry Teddy Bear. Enjoy your day today!

Hugs and smiles! Janice

Sunday, January 30, 2011

You've got my heart on a string

Hello! For my card today I used the Peeker Pocket and the Elephant Peeker. This elephant is just so cute! I ♥ her!!! I wanted to girl her up even more so I painted her nails pink. ☺The elephant die cuts out a cute double heart, but I cut my own out of my patterned paper...

Well, I hope you like my card. See you back here next Sunday!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Flying by to say Hi!

This is just a fun card using the Cottage Cutz Frame Die. These dies are so versatile that it would be a shame to only think of them for Valentine's projects.
Happy Scrapping!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hogs and Kisses

Good morning!!!  Today I have a card made with some of the newest Cottage Impressions release.  This pig stamp was just too cute, and I couldn't help myself.  The "Hogs & Kisses" HAD to be done!!  

I'm on my way to Los Angeles for CHA, and I'm sooooo excited!!  With that being said, have a beautiful day, happy crafting and Hogs & Kisses to you!!  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stinkin' Cute

Good morning, today I have a really simple Valentine to show you using the Valentine Skunk.
Isn't he just stinkin' cute?
I added some shading around the edges of my pieces and put him together, then added some pop dots to the back of him to raise him off the paper.
One of things I love to do when making cards is to decorate the envelope to match my card. This is super simple. I simply cut a scrap of my patterned paper and ink the edges and adhere it to my envelope and wallah you have a matching envelope.
Check out all the Valentine's Day release here as well as the new Gnome & Fairy release.
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Little Heart, Big Love

Effie the Elephant, really not sure if she really has a little heart, but she really does have a BIG LOVE. This card was made with the Cottage Cutz Elephant Peeker Die. Part of the Valentine release for 2011. I did Effie in a light teal card stock and highlighted her in teal ink. I used a small amount of pale blue ink in her ears. The eye are embossed by the die, so it is easy to color in the eyes by riding the Sakura Micron08 black tip around the embossed edge and filling it in, than I used a white jelly roll pen to add a white dot.

No you are not crazy, this is a different color. . but I cut Effie again to show you that this was an Ez cut Die. Her head, ears and trunk is one cut, the two feet, along with two toe nail cuts and the two hearts. She really is a quick die to cut and assemble.

Chasing Away The Winter Blues

Happy Monday Morning! When I received this precious little pooch, I just had to cut her out and make this bright, cheerful card. We have had a lot of snow and now sub zero temperatures, and we are supposed to be getting another winter storm on Wednesday. They are predicting a foot or more. I am so ready for spring. Have you checked out the new dies in The Scrapping Cottage store? Cuteness overload! The die used for this card is Puppy With Heart. This die has lots of possibilities. It could be used for a variety of occasions by changing the accessories. Looks like Nikki and I are both wanting some sunshine in our lives. lol Enjoy the day!

Hugs and smiles, Janice

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wishing you a sunshiney day

The minute I saw this Peeker Pocket die I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with it! I watched the movie Easy A last week and the song that gets played over and over in that movie has been lodged in my brain on a continuous loop! It's called ♫ Pocket full of sunshine ♫ and thus, this card was born!

Just a super simple, but bright and fun card! I hope you likey! ☺ Have a great week!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Home

I love these new Vintage Key Shapes! And what a deal that you get both shapes on just one die!! Woohoo!! I love a good deal!!

Of course these Vintage Key Shapes are perfect for Valentine's Cards but to me they can be used for so much more!! Today, I paired one of these pretty key shapes with a Congrats on your new home card. I went ahead and stamped the sentiment onto the key because who doesn't love a new home so I felt like it was a nice extra touch. I pop-dotted the key so it would stand out from the patterned paper.

Hope your Saturday is great and you are staying warm on these cold Winter days!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Hugs, Kisses and Valentine Wishes

Good morning!  Happy Friday to you!  I had a card in the works for today's post, be when I received my newest Valentine dies in the mail yesterday, that card quickly went on the back burner, and I began playing with my new stuff.  I just love this Flourish Tree Cottage Cutz die that comes complete with the hearts to glue on the branches.  
I cut the tree in brown, pink and red card stock, and I saved the red and pink pieces for another card, but made use of these cute pink and red hearts, which I coated with Stardust Stickles for some sparkle.  I embossed the card itself with an embossing folder that looks like tree bark, and the tree is actually popped up on foam dimensionals.  The XOXO (hugs and kisses) sentiment is from the stamp set that comes with the Vintage Keys die from The Scrapping Cottage

I hope you're enjoying a beautiful day, and I wish you a glorious weekend filled with happy crafting!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


...a Valentine for you! :)

Sorry I'm late with today's post. (I've had a horrible cold all week and it has pretty much kicked my butt. blah!) But I did want to post with the new release - this one is the kitty peeker. Isn't she sweet!

For my card base, I've used the postage stamp die. To make the base, take a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the twice the size of the die shape and fold it in half. Place the folded card on the die with the folded edge not quite all the way to the edge of the die and run through. Now you're ready to embellish!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Sweet Treat Valentine

I got some of the new Valentine release dies in the mail yesterday and this Tiered Cupcakes die looked so yummy I had to use this one first. I cut 4" squares out of several colors and ran it through my diecut machine so I had lots of choices for my cupcakes. I inked the edges and then put them together. I added some Glossy Accents and a tiny bow and there you have it.
Rather than add a sentiment I opted for this cute little Conversation Heart Mini
which looks just like the real thing. I simply filled in the embossed section with a red marker.
I might just have to make some cupcakes today....
Have a Wednesday!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rolling in the "Dough"

Good Morning!
Today I am rolling in the dough, cookie dough that is! I used the Valentine Baking Set dies. My Mom had the best Sugar Cookie Recipe that is a favorite in our household. When my kids were in elementary school, I would bake them for Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas and they were always a hit with their classmates and teachers.

This is a double die set. I love this set, and making this card has made me hungry for my Mom's Sugar Cookies.

Cottage Cutz has lots of wonderful Valentine and cooking dies. There are some great new designs in the store. I may be spending some "dough" in the Scrapping Cottage Store.

Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles, Janice

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stud Muffin

Hi! For my card this week I used the Postage Stamp die....SHOCKER! HAHAHA We all REALLY love this one!!! I also used the Cupcake Clear Stamp. I stamped it and then got glitter happy! ☺

Just a SUPER SIMPLE card this time. Oh, and yes I know it's a cupcake not a "muffin"...But I still think it's funny! Hehehehe Have a WONDERFUL day and week!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nontraditional Valentine's Card

For my post today, I was playing around with some different colors for these super fun Valentines's Stamps. I don't have a big supply of Copics so my choices are limited. I grabbed these two colors of purple to use for the Candy Heart Clear Stamp since these fun candies come in a purple shade, too. I stamped my image onto a piece of white cardstock that I had already cut out using the Postage Stamp Die. Then I colored in the swirls and hearts using two shades of this lavender/purple color. To create the border, I simply colored it using one of my markers.

Hope you are having a great Saturday and that you get a chance for a little scrapping, too!!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentine Love

Good morning and welcome!  I still have a few winter cards and images that I want to show you, but today, I have a card I made for Valentine's Day.  The new Cottage Cutz Valentine's Day dies are so much fun to play with, and I did a little playing with these wonderful new dies, and some embossing powder to come up with this card.  I used the Vintage Keys die, and the Frame 1 die for this card, along with the Frame 1 lettering stamps.  
I used white card stock to cut the key, and coated the surface thoroughly with Versamark ink, then sprinkled on gold embossing powder and heated it to melt the powder.  After letting it cool for a bit, I repeated this process two more times for a nice, thick coating of metal on the key.  The label was cut in both white and red, layered, and stamped with the LOVE sentiment from the Frame 1 Lettering stamp set.  A few pearl embellishments, some satin ribbon, and a metal heart sticker finished this fun and festive card off, and it's ready for the big day. 

Have a beautiful day, a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Be Mine" Vintage Valentine

I hope the postage stamp die hasn't worn out it's welcome, because here's another card using this most fabulous die. Can't tell you how much I love this one! :) I used it on a vintage looking card this time, also using the heart die and "be mine" stamp.

Paper doily, pearls, buttons, ribbon and lace can add a vintage feel to almost any project, IMO. My motto for vintage is, add a little more if you think you have too much and then it will be just right! :)

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"He's Such a Thoughful Boy"

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout I made with the Heart Locket die. I think this makes a great embellishment for my page about my daughter and her boyfriend. He is constantly giving her little gifts and my husband always says "He's such a thoughful boy". We all smile when he says this and it's such a regular thing I knew I had to capture this in a layout. I simply inked lightly around the edges of my inner locket piece and added some rub-ons with their names before adhering the two pieces together.
Have a great day and stay warm, it's cold out there!