January 23, 2019

Love - We're the Perfect Blend

Hello!  I'm back over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my guest designer post sharing a project with the new Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day release.  There are 16 new dies in this release which are currently on sale.  They are all so cute and perfect for those Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day projects!
For my card, I used paper from the Craft Smith "Love U A Latte" paper pad.  The patterned paper complimented the die cuts perfectly.
I'm always looking for creative ways to use my dies so I combined the Love Latte & Donut with Love Cupcake.  The heart was cut from the Stitched Heart set.
Each of the die cuts were inked on the edges and adhered together.  Next, I clustered the die cuts by grouping them on the stitched heart.  The "love" sentiment was placed on the heart creating a cohesive look to the design.
The card base was put together quickly by adding a solid brown strip along the edge of the patterned paper.  I heat embossed a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Stamps (retired) Freshly Brewed stamp set. The sentiment filled in the space between the heart and the edge of the card and worked perfectly to anchor the sweet design.
Here are the dies used on my card available in the shop:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

January 18, 2019

I Love You - With All My Heart

Hello!  I'm sharing another project for the Cottage Cutz Valentine's die release as their guest designer. The design team has been sharing the most adorable projects over on the Scrapping Cottage blog over the last few days.
My card was created with the Valentine Hedgehog and Double Stitched Square die sets.  This outdoor scene came together very quickly with a bit of inking and some sparkly accents.  I adhered a bow in Peppermint Icicle Trendy Twine to the top of the banner for a bit of texture.  The finishing touch was a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) With All My Heart stamp set.
Here are the die set used on my card available in the shop:
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January 17, 2019

Be My Valentine

Hello!  I have another card to share today showcasing the new Cottage Cutz Valentine's die release.  I absolutely adore these sweet hedgehogs, they are the cutest.  This sweet scene was created by combing the Hedgehogs in Love with the oversized heart and sentiment from the Be My Valentine Puppies die set.
This "pretty in pink' scene incorporates several shades of pink amongst the hearts, flowers and sentiment. A bit of Totally Pink Trendy Twine served as the back drop for a popped up sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) With All My Heart stamp set.
Here are the die sets used on my card available in the shop:

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January 16, 2019

Valentine Cottage

Hello!  Today I'm participating in showcasing the Cottage Cutz Valentine's die release over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  The Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day dies are so cute, I know they will be the focus of my projects for the next couple of months.  For today's project, I used the Valentine Cottage and Valentine Phrase & More die sets.
I cut out the Valentine Cottage and sentiment, inked everything on the edges and layered them on the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangle frame.  I love how the sentiment connects the entire scene together.  The patterned papers add the perfect amount of curb appeal.
I always love to add a bit of sparkle and shine to my creations so I went with my Wink of Stella pen and added some glitter accents to the windows and to the hearts on the flag, flower, fence and shrubs. A small bow in Totally Pink Trendy Twine was adhered to the corner of the frame.
Here are the dies I used on my card, available in the shop:


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January 15, 2019

Dream Big - Celebrate Card

Hello!  Today I have a card to share which is perfect for having on hand for those celebratory occasions.  I used the Art-C Stamp & Adhesive Stencil set for the background, banners and the "dream big" sentiment.
Four different Oxide Inks were combined with the stencil to create the bright and cheery background. The "celebrate" and arrow at the focal point of my card are from the Art-C "Word Play" Ephemera Kit and were layered on a basic circle.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

January 9, 2019

I Wheelie Love You Card

Hello!  I'm back over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my guest designer post.  Today, I'm getting a jump start on a Valentine's Day card created with the Happy Hamster and Stitched Rounded Rectangle die sets.
I kept this card fairly simple since I wanted the hamster and the fun sentiment to be the focal point of my card.  Once I inked the die cuts on the edges, it all came together very quickly.
I found the perfect paper in my stash for the Valentine's theme.  I heat embossed a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) "Crazy for You" stamp set and cut the edges into a banner shape.  An extra banner was cut to layer underneath the sentiment.
I colored in the eyes with a black gel pen and added a tiny white dot to each of the eyes with a white gel pen.  A bit of chalk was brushed on to the cheeks which is a bit hard to see in the pictures.
The sentiment was adhered onto the die cut rectangle and anchored with the sweet hamster wheel. A couple of enamel shaped hearts were placed on the hand cut banner.
Here are the dies I used to create my card, available in the shop:

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January 7, 2019

Thank You Card

Hello!  Today I have floral card to share created with the Momenta Card Making cutting template which is a cover plate die.  This unique die also has additional flowers, leaves and a doily that can be added to the basic design. I cut out a few extra flowers and leaves to better frame the whimsical sentiment.
I cut out all of the pieces in solid white card stock and used my Distress Inks to watercolor the flowers and foliage in the different shades.  I chose not to watercolor the "thank you" sentiment.  All of the die cuts were layered on a black card base.  A few enamel dots were added to the centers of the flowers.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

January 3, 2019

Shine Bright Card

Hello!  Today I have a CAS card to share created with the Art-C Chevron Stamp & Adhesive Stencil set.  To create this card, I simply combined 4 differed Oxide Ink colors for the bright background.
I used a circle die to cut out the off centered circle from the stenciled background.  I stamped the sentiments on some white card stock and layered it beneath the stenciled background.  I'm loving the oversized sentiment against the bright colors!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

January 2, 2019

Fur You Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a card for my guest designer post for the Scrapping Cottage.  This is the type of card which can be kept on hand for any occasion.  It's perfect for sending a note to the pet lover in your life.
Once I cut out the Cat & Dog Border, I used some white ink along the edges for a shadow affect. The Picket Fence Mini die set was used for the multiple fence and grass pieces.  I also cut out a basic circle with my Cricut Explore and sliced off a portion of it.
The bottom portion of the card was taped off to keep it a solid white. The night sky was created with a mixture of Oxide Ink colors and spritzed with some water.  I also inked the edges of the half circle to replicate a moon.
The next step was to splatter the background with some white paint for a starry night appearance.  I layered the moon, fence and grass on my card.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) "Little Critters" stamp set was stamped on a strip of polka dotted paper which was attached along the edge of the grass.  The patterned paper adds some interest to this simple card.
I popped up the Cat & Dog border on some foam pop dots for a bit of dimension and anchored it along the fence.
Here are the die sets I used on my card, available in the shop:
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December 26, 2018

There's Snow One Like You Card

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday!  Today I'm sharing a card for my guest designer post for the Scrapping Cottage.  The sweet snowman scene was perfect for this winter card!
Today's card was created with the Snowman Lane and the Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle die sets.  I cut out all of my pieces in card stock, although there are lots of tiny pieces in this set, it all came together very easily.
I selected my card base pieces from a K and Company 6x6 paper pad in my stash.  Everything was inked on the edges with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink which is one my go to colors.  I splattered the kraft card stock with some white paint for a snowy background.  A fun sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) "Winter Wishes" stamp set was stamped on a hand cut flag.
I added a sparkly finish to some of my pieces with the Red and Clear Art-C Glitter Water Brush.  The glitter also changes the red die cut pieces to a deeper shade which coordinates better with the card base.
I layered the snowmen creating a cohesive look on my card.  The snowy background worked perfectly with the snowmen scene.
All of the pieces were adhered to the base of my card. The 2 top layers were placed at an angle for a bit of interest.
 Here are the dies used on my card available in the shop:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!