Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thank You with Lacy Edge

 This week I have a after the season Thank You card. I wanted a simple elegance card using a Christmas die, but still not screaming Christmas. I used the Cottage Cutz ""Partridge & Pear Tree"" 4x4 die. I used solid white and pearlized white cardstock. This made a nice contrast, but yet kept the simple white I wanted. I cut the tree in white cardstock four times and the pearl white cardstock once. I wanted the tree to standout and be thick, so I glued two solid white and the pearl on top to create a chip board thick look. I added  clear micro jewels and placed a simple bird in the tree. The bird was also from the Cottage Cutz die. .  .I just snipped the gobble gobble off the top of his head.  Than added the foil sentiment. The panel that the tree is mounted on is 3 1/4" x 5 3/4".
 The border down each side of the card was also made from the Cottage Cutz Partridge & a Pear Tree die. With the other two trees that I cut out of white cardstock I cut two slightly wider than 1/2" borders. The card was cut from a 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" front panel out of pearl cardstock. I glued the 1/2" border down each side of the pearl cardstock cut side in. . puzzle piecing a little. Than I used foam dots and added the center tree panel, the panel covered up the straight cut edge of the border. The edge is flipped in color contrast (white on pearl) from the pane. Using the tree to make the border means the scroll border edge on the card matches the scroll work on the tree.. 

 Here I used the same concept on a heart. Below is the back of the heart showing how I glued the scroll border around the edge. On a 2 3/4" high heart one tree did a little over half the heart. You do need to do a little more snipping of the border to go around the curves, but as you look at the finished heart. . it turns out great from the front and you do not notice the stop and start.
Hope every one had a great Christmas and we are all looking forward to a good New Year.
Thank You   B

Friday, December 28, 2012

Double Criss Cross Card

 Greetings friends and bloggers. It's Carol here.  Today I have a double criss cross card to share with you using the awesome CottageCutz dies.  I think my go to die forChristmas cards for 2012r is the Filigree Deer.  This is the third card I made with the deer this year.  I just love the shape of the deer.  I also used the Classic Holiday Tags to fill my pockets in this card.  The pockets on this card were decorated with a Martha Stewart Punch and Recollection Ribbon.  The sentiment is a Recollection sticker and I decorated the tags with stickers and trimmed them with gold stickles.  I used the tutorial here to create this card.  It was fast, fun, and easy.  Below are the CottageCutz dies I used.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your family and wish you all the very best in the New Year. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A "Cherry" Hello!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a Merry Christmas/Happy Holiday etc.  Mine was wonderful, spent with loved ones and we even had a dusting of snow.  I would love to continue to show you Christmas cards but today I am showcasing the CottageCutz Canning Jar With Accessories from the Harvest Season Release.  This die has pickles, olives, strawberries and cherries.  It also has the blossoms from the strawberries, so it is very versatile.

I used my favorite color combination of red, white and blue, gingham and cherries.  I used clear scrap plastic to cut the jar from.  The cherries were cut from white cardstock and colored with copic sketch markers RV29 and R46.  The jar lid was cut from patterned paper.  I scored the white cardstock to look like wainscoting and made the finished card into a cottage kitchen scene.

I wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy New Year and  I will be back on the 7th!
Hugs and smiles,

Monday, December 24, 2012


Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!!~ Today I have a BEAUTIFUL CottageCutz Design. I have used Autumn Acorn Vine. I cut it out with design paper and then sponged it with cranberry ink.

Merry Christmas to all have a safe holiday!!~
Hugs from Cindy and the CottageCutz Design Team!!~ XOXO

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Filigree Christmas

Hello everyone Cheryl here with a CottageCutz Christmas card. For my care I wanted to use CottageCutz Holiday Sleigh and Filigree Reindeer together, and they sure look perfect together!!!

As you can see I cut the Sleigh the opposite way by laying my Glitter Paper facing up. So I laid the CottageCutz die facing up, then my Glitter Paper facing up, and when you flip your sleigh over to see your glitter paper you will have it going this way :)  

Next I airbrushed the outside of the sleigh to give it some distressing. You can do this with ink pads too, or with dusting. 
My CottageCutz Filigree Reindeer is Dusted with Tim holtz ink and a duster. I then added the same glitter card stock and airbrushed it.

The CottageCutz Mistletoe & Holly is colored with copics. Lastly I added some Ribbon , pearls, and sewing to complete my card.

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hello CottageCutz Fans.  It's Carol here today.  Don't you just love Christmas Lights.  I remember when I was younger my parents would take us to the city to view the Christmas lights.  They would be strung from light pole to light pole over the streets and it was so beautiful.  When I decided to use the Moose for my card I couldn't help but want to string these Recollection sticker lights around my card to coordinate with the lights that decorate the Moose antlers.   The Moose has been popped up on an embossed Spellbinders die cut.  A couple of Recollection flowers, green glitter leaves, and a Recollection sentiment and this card is ready to "light" up someone for Christmas.  Fast, Fun, and Fantastic.  It doesn't get any easier than that.  Here is the die I used.

Isn't he just cute.  You can get yours here.   He was so much fun to die cut and put together.  A little Brush Corduroy distress ink and he was good to go.  I loved assembling the lights on the antlers-that was fun.  Thanks for stopping by today to see my creations.  Merry Moose-mas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Funky Fold with Santa

Hello everyone, today I'm sharing a Funky Fold Card made using several CottageCutz dies. 
First I used CottageCutz Holly Jolly Legs, and then I thought how cute would it be to use the CottageCutz Witch Cake plate, but decorate it up for Christmas :) So I did just that!! I used the CottageCutz Mistletoe & Holly Berry to use on the top of the cake plate :)

For the Inside I used the CottageCutz Holly & Berry Border, and thought it would be perfect fit for the inside and it was. I also used more of the Mistletoe & Holly for the front of my card as shown below. I did use some Creative Inspiration Paints on all my pieces, and glitter too!!!

I added some sewing, and there is NO ribbon on this card, Shocking I know....hehehehehe

CottageCutz Die's are LINKED by Photo! Just click on each photo and it will bring you there :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Hugs to all,

Monday, December 17, 2012

CottageCutz Holiday Carolers

Hello CottageCutz fans!  Today my card features the CottageCutz Holiday Carolers.  I cut the images from white cardstock and then I cut the gowns from red plaid from the Recollections Sugar Plums line.  The rest I colored with Copics.  The printed song behind the carolers is from Old World Winter paper pack by the Paper Studio.  I used Vintage Photo distress ink around the images.  It makes the images look less flat.  I assembled the card and punched a few snowflakes from glitter paper, then tied a little  bow from string to finish the card.
Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles,

Friday, December 14, 2012

Festive Owls

Hi everyone Cindy here with a SWEET CottageCutz Design.   I love this Festive Owl with his Santa Hat!!~

CottageCutz Scalloped Doily
Tea Time Tags
All my die parts are sponged using my SU dye inks!!~
Hugs Cindy xoxo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santa & Reindeer Gift Tags

Hello everyone, Cheryl here with some super CUTE CottageCutz gift Tags. I made these darling tags using CottageCutz Santa & Reindeer Tag Set

For both of my tags, I cut them using white card stock, then airbrushed the tags, with a pink and a purple. Next I colored the Santa and Reindeer using copic markers. I stamped the sentiments in Black ink, and then added some RRRibbon and some buttons to complete these darling gift tags. They are super fun to make!!!

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!!
Hugs to all,