Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Haunting We Will Go-Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!  Here I am with another Bendi card-this one themed for Halloween.  I just had to do something wonderful for my Mom.  She is the lucky recipient of this little number and she LOVE IT!!!!  lol  She said she has it opened up and displayed on her television so she can see it everyday.  Bless her heart, I knew she would think it was cute.
This is how it looks opened up.  Isn't it fun?  I used lots of CottageCutz dies along with Tim Holtz dies and some stickers to create all the scenes.  It was a blast.
Here is the center of the card.
This is the left side of the card opened.
The is the right side opened.
This is always a fun night for me.  I enjoy seeing all the kids in the neighborhood come dressed up and knocking at my door.  They're so cute.  I remember making all my boys costumes.....yikes.  Anywhere from the Power Rangers to Darth Vader.  On great thing is they kept all the Star Wars costumes I made.  I don't think anyone will ever tire of Star Wars, do you?  Thanks for visiting.  I sure do appreciate it.  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CottageCutz Bear in a Tin Ornament

Hello Papercrafters!  No doubt about it!  I just adore this sweet little Bear!  He is from the Homemade Christmas Gift Set along with that sweet Poinsettia.  I was in the Dollar General the other day perusing the Christmas Ornament isle and came across these vintage tart tins.  They are adorable, so I had to buy a selection of the different colors.  I knew I was going to alter them to my personal taste.
I used watercolor paper to create my bear.  Not only do I love the way it took the distress ink, but I love the texture it has.  It just adds a little "extra" to the attractiveness of the bear.  I also used a nice chunky glitter for his hat and rhinestones for the holly berries.
My bells are from my stash that I had back in my sewing days.  They have to be 20 years  They were tarnished somewhat.  I just painted them with glue and rolled them around in silver glitter.  I love how they look. 
I just love the Winter Pine Branch die.  It is my go-to die for wispy pine branches this season.  The little snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.    Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate it.  Happy Crafting!  Here are the dies I used:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christmas Altered Spool Decoration featuring Tim Holtz Dies

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!   Time to start those Christmas projects if you haven't already.  Today I have a project that I am totally in love with.  It was inspired by a project I saw on Pinterest and it is another project I created to do with Nancy Williams at the CK Convention in Jacksonville.  Isn't it fabulous!    I didn't have a spool large enough for this project so I created one.
So out came a toilet paper roll for the center and 4 chipboard discs that I cut from my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter.  You can see it here in the above picture.  And I must exclaim about how beautiful I think the Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die and embossing folder combination flower is.  Wow, first time I used it and I got it last year.  I am in love-so pretty.
Here's another look at those juicy flowers!!!
And here again on the top of the spool  There are two medium and one large one in the back to fill in the space.  You can also see the "Noel" die and the 25 is in the center of a Marianne die.
This is the Tim Holtz Snowman die all guzzied  up in pink.  Ain't he darling!  Oh my, I am just in love with this creation.  I embossed him and then glittered him.
Here you can see I used the Tim Holtz Clock die and the Lamp Post. 
So thank you for stopping by today to see this pretty decoration I created.  I have included a video where I explain the process a little more and close ups.  Would love to hear what you think!  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 21, 2013

CottageCutz Candle In the Window

Christmas is fast approaching.  Time to start thinking about Christmas Cards.  Today is a creation using CottageCutz dies.  I must admit I had to get creative with my dies to achieve this look.  But I do love how it turned out!
To create this card, I started with the Victorian Window Die which you see in the middle.  My idea was to put the Christmas Cheer Candles in the window-but they were slightly to big and not in proportion.  I realized I needed a bigger window.  So I created this window by using the Classic Arched Window.
The Classic Arched Window was die cut, then cut in half lengthwise, and the top arch was cut off as well.  The two pieces were attached to either side of the Victorian Window to get the size that I was looking for.  This is just an example how you can get creative with your dies!!!
To complete the festive effect of the card, I added some Recollection Poinsettia, a Bow, and a Martha Stewart Border Punch at the top of the card.  The Winter Pine Branch was used as the leaves under the Poinsettia.  This was so fun to make and I just love how it turned out.  Thanks for visiting today.  I sure do appreciate it.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

CottageCut Halloween Matchbox Treat Holders

 Hey crafters!  I don't know about you, but at Halloween I just love to make all kinds of little candy holders to pass out to people on Halloween.  The bank teller, the postman, the cashier at the grocery store, my two favorite guys at Subway....yeah the list goes on.  Why not spread a little happiness and cheer, right!!!
 I love the little match box treat holders.  They are one of my favorite things to make.  So this year I am using the really cute CottageCutz Halloween release to decorate my boxes. 
 This is the Fancy Witch Shoe and the Filigree Bat with the box open.  I have a package of M & M's inside this one.  I used a small Spellbinders Label Die for the base to build the top of the box.  Tied a ribbon, added a pretty flower, and some sequins for bling and it's done! 
 Here it is closed.  Isn't it sweet!
This one has just a pair of Filigree Bats and notice that little skeleton embellishment.  Got him at Michael's and he is just the right size for these boxes.  My sentiments, by the way, are from a package of K & Company die cuts from my stash.
The last one is made with the Gothic Keys , Rest in Peace Bat Tombstone and the Filigree Bat.  I cut and extra piece for the back of the Tombstone and applied black glitter to make this sparkly.  These were super fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by today to visit and view my creations. 
 I sure do appreciate it.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CottageCutz Witches Brew Lunch/Gift Bag

 It's that time of year!  What am I talking about?  Well, Halloween, of course.  Don't you love the bright colors of the season.  On this project for CottageCutz, the papers are just "screaming" color and fun "spooky" images.  Sure to "thrill" even the most "squeamish"  Trick or Treater!
 This is a decorated lunch bag with a little bow handle at the top.  Now I never had girls, but if I did, I would have used something like this for her to carry her lunch to school in on Halloween!!! lol  Better yet, I was thinking about how someday I might have a grandchild and this would be the perfect little gift bag to place some treats in to give as a gift.
 Isn't this a darling die?  It's called Potion Bottles and they were so fun to put together.  They are popped onto a panel that was created with a Martha Stewart Spider Punch around the Page.  This is actually a flap that comes over the top of the bag and has a Velcro closure.
This image is Midnight Witches Brew.  It was cut on black cardstock and black glitter is what is making it sparkle.  The little Tea Time Doily is the backdrop for that creepy spider.  And yes, I did scare myself with that spider!!!!  I don't care for spiders AT ALL.  I punched that baby out and was really intrigued by how it pops up at the legs-not so intrigued when it got tangled up with the paper and flew up when I moved.  I jumped a half mile then laughed at scaring myself with the darn thing.  We have spiders this big and bigger in the south.  I will be sure not to leave any punched ones hanging around!!!!lol
The flower was created with some black lace netting that was on hand and a recollection orange bling piece was added to the center.  The sentiment is a K&Company from my stash.  Quick and easy if you need a gift bag for someone special or want to surprise a loved one with a great lunch bag!  Thanks for visiting today.  I really appreciate it.  Here are the dies I used:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CottageCutz Winter Wounderland Bendi Fold

Greetings Happy Crafters!  Today is my day to share with you a creation made with the fabulous CottageCutz dies.  This card is called the Bendi fold and was created by my friend Bibiana.  You can see her absolutely fabulous creation here.  Thank you so much Bibiana for the inspiration.  I added something extra to the Bendi Fold--------I am going to call this card "The Tent Topper Bendi Fold"
This card was so much fun to make.  I have been wanting to try it out for some time.  It is so much easier than it looks.  When I received these dies from CottageCutz, I just knew I would be doing this card with them.  I love these dies-they were perfect.
Here is my card opened up.   Everything you see here is CottageCutz dies except for the fence.  That is a Martha Stewart punch.  I used Diamond Stickle dry glitter on all the white dies.  They sparkle in real life beautifully.
Here is a list of the dies from the bottom up:  Winter Wonderland Deer (the deer were cut apart), Winter Wonderland Border (the house on the left was cut off to fit the card),  Snow Swept Border (the tree on the right side was trimmed) Winter Snowflake Wreath, and Santa & Reindeer Flying.  On the inside of the card-Winterland Village, Homemade Christmas Gift Set (the sentiment) and the Rabbit at the fence is from the Rustic Sign & Tree die.  The trees are also from the Rustic Sign & Tree Die.
Love, Love, Love this card style.  Don't you think it is perfect for these dies!  Thanks a bunch for stopping by today to view this Tent Topper Bendi Card!  Sure do appreciate it.  See you soon!

Here are the dies: