July 17, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this birthday card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring the new Birthday release dies.  I love every single one of the new birthday mouse die cuts and wanted to find a way to include them on one card.
I cut out all of the pieces and shaded them with with my Oxide Inks.  I used different shades of pink for a cohesive theme.  All of the white die cuts were accented with some Wink of Stella for a sparkly finish.
I created a tea-length card (4"x9.25") for the mice to be placed along the bottom edge of my card.  I used a single color of Oxide Ink to shade the background of my card.
I placed the Birthday Mouse Cupcake on the left side of my card and the Mouse with Cake on the opposite end.
The Ballerina Mouse and the Mouse with Cupcake filled in the center of my card creating a birthday parade.  I used pop dots behind the die cuts for added depth and dimension.
The sentiment is from the Festive Birthday Greeting die set.  The pennant was tucked into the corner leaving the perfect amount of space for the birthday sentiment.
A balloon bouquet was nestled behind the Mouse with Cake.  The bits and pieces of confetti were scattered throughout my card base as a finishing accent on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop and currently on sale:
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July 10, 2019

Have a Fairy Nice Day!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog created with the new Magical Garden dies.  The fairies and fairy gardens in this release are absolutely adorable and are perfect for creating a princess themed card.
I die cut the pieces from the new Sweet Fairy and Mushroom Garden die sets.  Some chalk on the cheeks and Glossy Accents to the fairy's eyes gave her a more realistic appearance.  All of the die cuts were shaded with Oxide Inks.
I created my card by using some fun techniques to create the background.  I used 2 different Oxide Ink colors and covered each half of my card with the ink.  I didn't spend too much time on blending the 2 colors knowing the next couple of steps in my process would take card of that.
Next I added droplets of water all over the ink which lightened the colors and gave my card base a more blended appearance.
I splattered a bit of white paint on the background of my card to resemble pixie dust.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Happily Ever After stamp set was heat embossed in the corner of my card.
I added the Mushroom Garden elements along the bottom edge of my card.  I anchored the fairy to have her floating above the garden.  I couldn't resist adding a bit of bling as a finishing accent.
Here are the die used on my card, available in the shop:
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July 8, 2019

Happy Birthday Card

Hello!  Today I have a fun birthday card to share created with the Happy Birthday Floral Cut & Emboss set.  I created the background of my card using several Oxide Ink colors for a bright and cheery card base. The card base was then embossed with the Happy Birthday embossing folder.
I adhered 3 die cut flowers around the Happy Birthday sentiment.  Each of the flowers were adorned with some bling stickers.  A few sequins were sprinkled on the background of my card as a finishing accent.
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July 3, 2019

For a Friend Like Gnome One Else

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card over on the Cottage Cutz blog for my design team post.  I was inspired by the new Magical Garden release to create a friendship card.
I wanted a rustic theme to my card so I started with a patterned sheet from the DCWV Timeless Type stack along with a kraft card base.  I trimmed my paper to fit the 5x5, oversized card.  The sentiment is a printable which was inked on the edges.
The die cuts are from the Cottage Cutz Sleepy Gnome w/Mushrooms and the Magical Forest die sets.  All of the die cuts were shaded with Distress Inks.
I began building the scene on my card base by placing the 2 mushrooms on the left side.  Next I added the tree stump and trimmed off the branch on the right side.
I tucked in the branch behind the gnome along with some of the greenery and flowers. The gnome was leaned against the tree.  A few pieces of grass were anchored along the bottom edge of my card.
Once I added the tiny bee to my card base, I decided to cut out a couple of the smaller mushrooms from the Magical Forest die set and adorned them on the tree stump.
A burlap handout flag along with a small bow in jute were adhered as embellishments. The sentiment was the final finishing touch on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

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June 26, 2019

Have a Fairy Nice Day!

Hello!  Today I have another card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog created with the new Magical Garden die release.  The design team has been showcasing the most adorable cards with fairies, gardens and gnomes from this release.  My card follows the same theme and was created with the new Cottage with Petal Roof and the Fairy Garden Flowers die sets. All of the die cuts were shaded with my Oxide Inks in coordinating colors.

I created a magical garden scene by adding all of the die cuts to the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangle base.  I used a printable sentiment and added it to the speech bubble die from the Telephone set.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the shop:

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June 24, 2019

The Ocean Is Calling Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card created with some fun stickers and dies.  I recently discovered the Momenta Mermaid Extra Puffy Stickers and was inspired to created this whimsical card.
I created the background panel with a combination of Distress Oxide Inks and layered it with the Mermaid Scale Mat.  The white card stock created a stark contrast between the layers.  Next I cut an a oval with the Momenta Nested Oval Border, inked it and layered it on top.  The mermaid stickers and some bling was scattered on my card base to finish it off.
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June 22, 2019

Home Sweet Home

Hello!  I have another card to share today showcasing the new Cottage Cutz Magical Garden die release over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.   The Mushroom House could not be any cuter with all of it's details. The colors of the house were inspired by the patterned paper and it was layered on a Stitched Rounded Rectangle die cut.
I stamped a simple sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Writing on the Wall stamp set to make this card perfect for a house warming gift.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop which are currently on sale:
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Journey Book

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a couple of pages from my Journey Book insert.  It will be perfect for memory keeping.  The Explore Your World collection from Paper House Productions was perfect for this project. All of the papers, cut apart tags and stickers coordinate perfectly.
I created an insert pocket for tucking in keepsakes.  The pocket was embellished with stickers from the same collection.  The cut part tags were tucked into the pocket for journaling.  I popped up a few of the stickers on foam dots for added dimension.
The second page of my Journey Book insert is all about memorializing that special trip.  The travel notes tag is just the right size for adding a picture or for journaling.  The tag was adorned with a vintage camera sticker.
The airplane was the perfect finishing accent.  A few enamel dots were adhered as a decorative element.
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June 19, 2019

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Hello!  Today the Cottage Cutz design team is showcasing the new Magical Garden die release over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  These dies are absolutely adorable!  When I saw the Gnome on a Tree Stump I knew he would be perfect for the focal point of this sweet card.  He was added to the center of a Stitched Circle die cut which was layered on top of a another circle from the Circle Set.  The double circles provide some dimension and contrast behind the gnome.
A border created with the Picket Fence Border die was adhered on the bottom of my card.  A hand cut sign with a printable sentiment adorned the fence border.  The sign was tied with a bit of Totally Blue Trendy Twine.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop and they are currently on sale:
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June 12, 2019

Happy Father's Day!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this Father's Day card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  These masculine dies made it easy to create this fun card for celebrating dad!
I created my card by cutting the pieces from the Hats, Glasses & MustachesHappy Father's Day Phrase and the Nested Stitched Scallop Square die sets.
I found this mustache themed paper in the Doodlebug Day to Day paper pad and coordinated the solid colors with the patterned paper.
Once I created my card base, I layered the background with the larger Nested Stitched Scallop Square.
The smaller Nested Stitched Scallop Square was turned on it's side and adorned with the die cuts.  I added some Glossy Accents inside the glasses.
While the Glossy Accents were drying, I worked on the inside of my card by adhering the sentiment along with the hat and mustache.  I also stamped a sentiment on a hand cut flag from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Fun Celebrations stamp set.  A piece of solid card stock was also added as a decorative element.
Finally my card was ready to be put together by adhering the die cut pieces to the card base. 
To finish off my card, I added the stamped sentiment at the bottom portion of my card.  The whimsical design of this card will be so fun for Father's Day.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:


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