Monday, July 29, 2013

CottageCutz Quackers & Quack

 Greetings friends and papercrafters.  How about Quackers and Quack???  Aren't they super cute!   Just had to pair these little cuties with this fun stamp I got at the Scrap Expo this summer.    Sing in the Rain, Dance in the Sun, Dream by the Light of the Moon.  The Quacker on the left looks like he is dancing and the one on the right looks like he is singing.  I just knew I had to pair these two items together.  I love this sentiment.  It reminds us to enjoy life and not take ourselves too seriously!
 Here's my dancing Quacker.  I die cut him out on yellow card stock and distressed him with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  The Bill and the fee were cut on a melon colored card stock.  I put a little pink chalk on the cheeks to my Quacker a little flushed from all that dancing.
 The Singing Quacker was created in the same manner and attached to the card with some foam pop dots.  I just love how they go so well together on a card.
 The corners were created with the Bella Spring Corner die.  It gives it the lacy feel.  I added three handmade daisies with rhinestone centers and a few punched leaves.  So fun to make and so cute to send.   Thanks for stopping by today.  I sure do appreciate it.  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

CottageCutz Bella Spring Tree

 Have you ever had a die touch your heart and you just know that there isn't much that needs to be done to a card because the die speaks for itself?  That is what the Bella Spring Tree die is all about.  It's feminine swirling branches are just lovely against this green and white gingham paper.
 The Bella Spring Tree was cut on dark brown cardstock and white cardstock.  Little pearls were added to the flowers on the brown tree and it was attached to Resplendent Rectangles.    The corners are 1-1/8" brown squares that were cut in half and decorated with pieces cut from the white cardstock tree to fit inside the triangle.  It carries the theme of the tree to the edges of the card so perfectly and adds another element of femininity.
Nothing says summer like Gerber Daisies.  These were created from a punch.  The centers are flocking and they were mounted on top of the Bella Leafy Branch.  Two little Martha Stewart Butterflies complete the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my project.  Happy Crafting!  See you soon.  Here are the CottageCutz dies used:

Friday, July 19, 2013

CottageCutz Butterfly Profile Altered Cheese Box

 Greetings friends and bloggers.  Today's creation is an Altered Laughing Cow Cheese Box.  My family eats this cheese so I have quite an assortment of boxes at my disposal!  This box when it is altered is just so beautiful.  You can't go wrong with this as a gift presentation.  Put a gift card in here and you have yourself a WOW gift.
To begin, cut two of the CottageCutz Bella Butterfly (Profile).  To get this old vintage rose color, I used a light gray cardstock and distress inked it with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  Isn't it cool!  Then paint the two butterfly pieces with glitter glue and sprinkle with plain white Martha Stewart glitter.  Let dry and put the two pieces together with pop dots.  You can shape the wings once it's dry to look like this.  The Laughing Cow Cheese box was painted with two coats of white acrylic paint.  None of the labels were removed.  The paint covers those labels nicely so you do not see them.
For the roses, I used a medium flower punch for the small roses and a "Whale of a Punch" flower for the large rose.  I punched them out on the light gray cardstock and distressed with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  They were painted with crystal effects and sprinkled with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.  The Bella Springtime Wreath was cut from the gray cardstock as well and distressed on the outer edges then attached to the largest Spellbinders Nested Circle die cut.  This was attached to the largest Spellbinders Nested Scallop Circle die cut and attached to the top of the box.
To decorate around the outer edge use tinsel trim which can be purchased at Michael's.  The Roses have been mounted on top of the Bella Leafy Branch.  Pearls were added to the scallops around the die cut.
Thank you for stopping by today to view my altered Laughing Cow Cheese Box.  I hope I have inspired you to save your boxes and try this for yourself.  I promise once you make one, you will want to make more.  They are so sweet and so fun to make.  Happy crafting.  Here are the CottageCutz dies used:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

CottageCutz Mr. Spring Peepers

 It's summertime here in the South and to me that means every time after a summer shower these big ole frogs that live around here come out and make a racket.  I mean it gets loud and there is no mistaking that sound!  For today I want to share with you Mr. Spring Peepers.  Isn't he just adorable with his hat sitting on his lily pad enjoying his day amongst the flowers.
 The frog, lily pad, leaves, and greenery were cut out from two different colors of green cardstock.  Peeled Paint distress ink was used to shade Mr. Peepers.  All the other pieces of the die were cut on white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.  The butterfly and the bee are so cute and I can see using them again without Mr. Peepers!
 To create the card, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Flourish Lace was used punched on a 5 x 5 piece of white cardstock.  The Bella Floral Frame was cut with green cardstock and fits nicely inside the perimeter of the punched white cardstock and frames Mr. Peepers nicely.
Three Prima flowers were added to the corner along with some die cut leaves from the CottageCutz Greenery die.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view Mr. Peepers.  He was so much fun to create with.  Here are the CottageCutz Die used:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cottage Cutz Fancy Bella Butterfly

 Greetings Friends and Bloggers.  Welcome to my CottageCutz Fancy Bella Butterfly project.  Isn't this color awesome.  It is the special edition Tim Holts Peacock Feathers distress ink.  It's so pretty-I just love it.   What I have for you today is called a tent topper card.
 To create this gorgeous butterfly die cut two of the Fancy Bella Butterfly.  Distress ink with the Peacock Feathers distress ink making sure to ink the edges darker on the outer edges of the die and pull the color towards the center so it is lighter.  Paint both butterfly pieces with glitter glue and sprinkle Martha Stewart plain white glitter over the top and let it dry.  Once it has dried, use pop dots to attach the two butterfly pieces together and shape the wings.  The glittered pieces help the wings to hold their shape.  Glue some tiny prima roses down the middle for accent.
 For the focal point, attach your butterfly to a Spellbinders Nested Circle on top of the Spellbinders Nested Butterfly Circle, then two more layers of scalloped circles.  The largest nested circle is from the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circle die. 
The bottom was punched with Martha Stewart Deep Double Edge Punch - Embroidery.  Cut one Bella Spring Wreath out of white cardstock, then cut it in half.  Attach these two pieces on the bottom of card to frame the focal point.  Add a few rhinestones and your done.  Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my project.  I really appreciate it.  Have a wonderful day!  These are the dies I used from CottageCutz: