Friday, March 29, 2013're the sweetest!

Hi, Friends,
Today I am showcasing a lovely card with
  Take a look:

To create this look on the flowers I cut (3) medium and (2) small,
wet them and let dry.  Before they dry completely scrunch
each petal in the center and let dry.  
Use some distress ink on each petal and assemble.

Papers from Webster's pages and Bella Blvd.
Sentiment created from my PC and 
(very old) MM stickers.
 Other: ribbon, pearls.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

For all book lovers

"The odd thing about people who had many books 
was how they always wanted more."
                                   - Patricia A. McKillip - 

So, I admit I'm odd and I can't help it! And my name is Vladka :) I just love books and no other media can't give you this special feeling like when you have one good book in your hands. That the fact. So, if you need a little present for your friend who loves books, you can make him/her a card and a bookmark. This is what I came up with:

I printed the quote on a card and made a shelf for books from two CottageCutz dies: CottageCutz Ornate Circle Frame and CottageCutz Spooky Iron Shelf. CottageCutz Die cuts are coloured with grey ink pad and with little white tempera. Also books are coloured with ink pads.

Bookmark is made from circle and CottageCutz  Ornate Circle Frame, which is not glued on a surface completely,  I glued it just on upper part, that it can be added on the page in the book.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Chick-a-dee Basket

Easter is just around the corner and time to think of Easter baskets and Chocolate Bunnies!  Here's a little egg shaped Easter Basket I created with the Spring Chick-a-dee and Greenery die from CottageCutz.
A Martha Stewart Punch was used to create the decorative edge around the egg shaped basket and the little fence border.  The Martha Stewart matching border punch was used to decorate the handle.  Prima flowers and the Greenery decorate the front along with a little pearl swirl.  This Spring Chick-a-dee is all dressed in her Easter finery and ready to put a smile on the face of the person who receives it filled with chocolate.  Here are the CottageCutz dies used:

Thanks for viewing my project today.  Sure do appreciate it.  Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hanging Monkey

Hello, dear friends. 
Simona here and I am sharing with you a Spring card today,
With todays post I wanted to show how versatile CottageCutz dies
 are and how you can use this die for different occasions. 
When I saw this die for the fist time I thought this would be a perfect 
die to make a card for a baby. Instead I decided to make
a Spring card... :). The die comes with a pretty big 
wooden board on which you can stamp any sentiment.
I had so much fun making this card.

The size card is 6"x 6".
The Hanging Monkey is cut out of white paper and colored
with Copic markers. The branch and the leaves were also
colored with Copic markers.

The circle behind the monkey was cut out with Spellbinders dies,
dry embossed and lightly inked with Distress Inks - dried marigold
and spiced marmelade. 

The sentiment Spring was stamped with clear VesaMark
and sprinkled with orange sherbet embossing powder, then 
heated with the heat gun. An orange marker
with a fine tip was used to outline the sentiment.

I also used Martha Stewart punch, some liquid pearls -
buttercup, ruby red, brads and orange satin ribbon from my stash. 

I hope you enjoyed todays post.

Thank you for stopping by...
I wish you all a wonderful day!


The dies used:

Monday, March 25, 2013

♥♥♥Sweet Birthday Wishes♥♥♥ 2 Cards Today

♥♥♥Hello Friends♥♥♥
I have 2 cards to share today. 
This 1st one is an Easel Card I made using the CottageCutz Sweet Cupcake Shop and made it into a cupcake using Trims,Ribbons and laces. I love the look of this one too! This Lil' Cupcake shop is sooooo FUN to work with!!!

2nd Card

I just had to share another card made using CottageCutz Sweet Cupcake Shop die. I LOVE this Sweet Lil' die, its sooo CUTE!!

Click on Photo's to see close up!

For  the bottom of the Cupcake Shop I used Core'dinations Card Stock, and embossed it with a Cuddlebug Dots folder, then sanded it, so the lighter color would come through. The Icing on the shop was cut out using SU! design paper. Next for behind my cupcake shop I used the CottageCutz Oval Doily & Frame Die, and distressed the edges in pink. My white scalloped border is a MS punch

Design Paper Layers are all from scraps. I embellished my card  using Really Reasonable Ribbon(sheer double ruffled edge), and buttons. The sweet dew drops are from The Robins Nest, and I Love using these to embellish!!

♥♥♥CottageCutz Dies Used♥♥♥

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

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bunnies in the Garden

Hi everyone Cindy here with a SWEET CottageCutz Design.   Here is a SWEET Easter Card!!~  I colour the eggs with Pink Passion  sponged the grass with Certainly Cleary.  Those bunnies are so so CUTE!!~ 

CottageCutz Bunnies in the Grass Border
CottageCutz Garden Pot Bunny

Hugs Cindy xoxo

Saturday, March 23, 2013

CottageCutz post Beautiful Plumeria card

Hi Everyone! 

It's Olena here today to share with you a Beautiful Plumeria circle card! I made this card using the Super CUTE CottageCutz dies- Plumeria & Leaves dies (4x4).

 On this card I used the gorgeous CottageCutz Plumeria & Leaves die to create my own flowers. I cut out  4 times flowers and leaves using white card stock, and then I sponge them with a orange craft ink. Next, I used Zip Dry paper glue to give them a 3-D look, and then added some rhinestone to the center of flowers. 

The base card  was cut with Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped circle dies. 
I stamped sentiment on circle background of card and glued to the base card. 
I added  flower and leaves to card front as shown in picture above.

For this card I used:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Window

Happy Friday!  Kathy here today with a center-step card using CottageCutz' Springtime Window and Vintage Lamps Dies!

Here's a closer view of the lamp on the right side.

I'm having so much fun with these dies, the possibilities are endless!  For my card, I started with a lavender cardstock base and added various mats with designer papers.  I cut the die pieces with the same designer papers and a little kraft paper for the plant pot and lamp base.  Then I just mixed it all the pieces together till I like the way it looked, shaped some of them and inked the edges.

Here are pictures of the dies I used: