Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CottageCutz Blog Hop Altered Mailbox

Greetings and welcome to the CottageCutz Blog Hop.   We have lots to share with you today using the Beautiful CottageCutz Dies so be sure to grab your favorite drink and enjoy the hop!    
            You should have arrived here from Frances' Blog.  If not please start at The CottageCutz Blog so you do not get lost along the way.
For my project today I decided to alter a mailbox that I had picked up in the dollar bin at "Target" some time ago.  What prompted this project was a desire to do something awesome with the Envelopes and Tags from the This n That collection as a gift presentation.   I was inspired by a piece on Pinterest find here.
The beautiful shabby chic Primrose Stack from DCWV are the papers used in this project including the hand-made flowers.  Spellbinders Bitsy Blossom was used to create the roses.   The vintage images are actually alter bottle caps that I made for this project.  The tinsel is from Michael's that I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago.
 There are also to stickpins that I created that are at the top of the bow.  A paper doily is adhered under the bow. Martha Stewart Butterflies are sprinkled throughout.  There are a few crystal bling sprigs intermingle with the pretty roses and everything was touched with diamond stickles.
 Here is the mail box opened to reveal the pretty gift cards enclosed.  Wouldn't these be lovely to have on hand for those last minute gifts and housed in such a pretty container!
 Here are the pretty envelopes.  In keeping with my Shabby Chic theme, the envelopes are white and the little tags on the inside are from The Primrose Stack Collection.
Each packet is done in matching sets of three.  A pretty satin ribbon was tied around the set.   A list of CottageCutz dies will be at the end of this post.  Thank you so much for joining us today for The CottageCutz Blog Hop.   Your next stop is Lisa"s Blog.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

CottageCutz Shabby Chic New Home Card

Greetings dear ones.  Today I am sharing a project I created for CottageCutz.  Tomorrow we are having a Blog Hop with some great prizes so be sure to come back for your chance to win.   This card was going to be for the blog hop, but I changed my mind.  Isn't it a woman's prerogative to change her mind...lol
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall there is no place like home.  The inspiration for this called came from pinterest and this great little find:  Door 23, 24, & 27.  Isn't that awesome.   Isn't this a great way to Congratulate someone on their new home.  Bet they would display this for a long time "in" that new home!!!
 We'll start with Winter for the front door as that seems the time of year a house gets decorated the most.   Right down to the little Snow Bunny by the door!
 To the left is Spring and to the right is Summer.
Here is fall.
Below is a list of the CottageCutz die that were used to create this.  If you are wanting to make one of these of your own, you can find the measurements for the panels and the hinges in the video along with detailed discriptions of what was used.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Blog Hop! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

CottageCutz Shabby Teacup

 Hello sweet friends!  Today I would like to share with you a card made with CottageCutz Dies.  For this card I used the Teacup w/Saucer & TeabagCelebration Tabs Set of 3, Library Pocket, and Greenery.
 This is a close up of the Greenery die that was used with handmade roses made with the Spellbinders Rose Creations die. 
 A cuddlebug embossing folder was used to emboss the Library Pocket after it was cut out.  Brushed Corduroy distress ink was used to distress the edges.  A tag was cut to place inside the Library Pocket to hold the sentiment and the Butterfly from the Celebrations 3 Tabs was attached to the top of the tag.
This stick pin was made with some heart shaped lampwork beads I had in my stash.  I used some Want-2-Scrap pearl bling to accent the card.  Here are the dies used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your comments.  Have a great weekend.  See you soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Embellishment Swap at My Scap Room

Hello my friends and sweet bloggers.  Today what I have to share is my Embellishments that I made for a swap at My Scrap Room.  For the perimeters of the swap we were to create 4 Stick Pins, 2 Altered Bottle Caps, 4 Handmade Flowers, and 2 Altered Keys. 
We were to make 3 sets of Embellishments and keep one set for ourselves.  This is my second set.  They are almost the same.  Slight difference in the keys and the bottle caps.  It was so much fun to create these embellishments that I actually made a few more than 3 sets.
 Here are some of the stick pins I created.  I love stick pins so I made a bunch of them to have on hand.  I haven't made some for a while so I just played with my stash of beads and made these.
These are the stick pins I included in my swap package.  I wanted to keep with a vintage shabby chic look in basic white colors so that they can be used in any project by my swap parteners.

Here are my Altered Bottle Caps.  I purchased my bottle caps from Michael's and had a horrible time trying to flatten them in my cuttlebug.  They didn't come out evenly so I need to try a different bottle cap next time.  I really like these as embellishments and want to create more.  I used some die cuts for the background on some and lace on others.  
Here are the handmade flower for the swap.  I crochet all the flowers and used lace and bits and piece of gold or white mesh for some of the flowers and eyelash lace for others.  The centers are "Spare Parts" from Hobby Lobby.
These are the altered keys.  My keys came from the $1 bin at Michaels.  They are a pretty good size and would look stunning hanging from a mini album or as an embellishment on a mini album.   This video has better close ups of all the embellishments and the packaging.  Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project that I have been working on the last couple weeks.  See you soon!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CottageCutz Hoot Owl

 Whoo is crazy about CottageCutz dies.   Owl tell you the truth....it's me!!!  Hi everyone.  Today I want to show you the Cottage Cutz Hoot Owl Die, Tea Time Doily, and Greenery.
 Isn't this owl just the cutest!  He was so much fun to create with and super easy.  I cut to branches to fill in my die cut and sprinkled some extra leaves in the branches.  After all it is springtime and things are blooming all around.  Here are the CottageCutz dies I used to create this card:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I sure do appreciate it.  It's been a while since I posted a project.  But, I assure you, that I have been working on something that I have almost completed and will be showing soon.  Have a great day and success while crafting!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Paris Bracelet Box and Dangle Swap

Well what to we have here?  This is a swap I did over at My Scrap Room.  It is my first Papercrafting Swap.  We were to alter a bracelet box and make a charm dangle in either a Paris or Roaring 20's theme.  My swap partner was Markisha and I asked her a couple of questions and found out "Chocolate" was her favorite color.  So with that in mind, I went with it.
Granted I was only suppose to make an Altered Bracelet Box and Charm Dangle but once I started I couldn't stop-so I went all out.  Above is an Easel Card I made.  I love this image.  I found it on the internet.  I made all my own flowers either with the Spellbinders Bitsy Blossom die or a Marvey punch.  Everything has been distressed with Rangers Brushed Corduroy. 
Here is the actual Bracelet Box for the Swap.  If you watch the video you can see the Charm Dangle inside and how I decorated the inside of the box.  The Eiffel Tower is a CottageCutz die and I made it 3D.  This image is also something I found on the internet.
When I purchased my Bracelet box it came with two other jewelry boxes so I just continued to alter them as I went along.  I painted this box a nice deep rich chocolate brown.  I used cheesecloth under my roses and stickled it with icicle stickles.  See the CottageCut 3D mini Eiffle Tower....isn't it cute on this.  The corner is a Cheery Lynn die.  I believe I put some hand crochet flowers and a couple small crochet doilies inside this box.
Here we have another box that was in the set I purchased.  By the way I got the 3 boxes at the dollar store in a package.  I painted this with the rich brown paint.  This image matches the Easel Card.  I used a Tim Holtz rosette die and a paper doily on this.  Again the little mini Eiffel tower in the lower left corner.  This box contained some "Paris" themed chipboard pieces and a metal Fleur de Lis.
Believer it or not this is an altered box of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates!  After all my swap partner said her favorite color was Chocolate....that's my kind of girl.  I know this says Chocolate in french-exactly what else I am not sure....lol  I used the CottageCutz Eiffel Tower on this and a couple rows of Martha Stewart Doily punch border. 
This is an altered Glassine bag.  It contains a French themed Prima Stamp set.  I used the Martha Stewart Doily Border again, Cottage Cutz Eiffel Tower, Paper Doily and flowers and corner to match.
One last look at a few of the items and how they coordinated together.  I had a blast making this.  Markisha really loved it and I am just thrilled.  I have included a video below if you would like to see what was inside the boxes and more details about the project.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Guess what?  I joined another swap!!!  lol  I have been working on that this past weekend.  Fun Fun Fun.  I will share with you soon the beautiful Bracelet Box and Charm Dangle I received from my partner.  Probably in a couple of days.
Happy Crafting!!!!