July 1, 2020

Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card for my design team day over on the Scrapping Cottage blog. There's a brand new release of Cottage Cutz dies featuring underwater and pirate themed designs. These magical dies are currently on sale in the store.
I was immediately drawn to the new Mermaid and Tropical Fish die sets.  I cut out all of the pieces and shaded them with my Oxide Inks.  The mermaid is so sweet with the adorable starfish in her hair.
I created an ink blended background for my card, splattered it with water and with some white paint.  I hand cut the sea floor and adhered it along the bottom of my card panel.  The whimsical sentiment was perfect for this under the sea card!
All of the die cuts were adhered to the card base building the ocean step by step with all of the elements.
The larger fish filled in the open areas in the water while the smaller fish were adhered to the ocean bottom.
The bubbles were randomly affixed to my card base.  I added some Stickles to the bubbles for a bit of sparkly fun.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

June 24, 2020

Make A Wish

Hello!  Today I have card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring the Wishing Well die from the Magical Garden die release from last year.  This die is so versatile that it can be used for a variety of special occasions.
For my card, I went with more of a rustic design and shaded the die cuts to follow the theme.  A couple of extra flowers were cut for extra embellishments.  I also cut out a piece of fence from the Picket Fence Border die.
The Tim Holtz Brick Pattern embossing folder was used to create the background.  I inked the background with 2 different colors of Oxide Inks to create some depth and dimension.
I began to build my card base by adding the picket fence along the bottom edge.  I trimmed the fence so it would frame the wishing well on each side.
The sentiment was adhered to the card base and a small bow in some jute twine was the final finishing touch on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

June 17, 2020

All Things Grow with Love

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this all occasion card for my design team post on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I used one of the fun dies from the Gardening die release.
My card features the Garden Ladder, the Pierced Circle Set and a little arrow from the Retro Alphabet die set.
I incorporated a couple of different patterns for my card base on a solid white card panel.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of solid card stock.
The base of my card came together quickly with the different layers which were topped off with the circle.
The ladder was adhered to the left side of the circle.  The neutral background allows for the gardening elements to pop even in the softer colors.
The sentiment strip was adhered along the top edge of my card.  I added the arrow inside the circle as an embellishment.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

June 10, 2020

Happy Father's Day!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post. I went with a simple look for this masculine card.
The paper I selected is from my stash and is the perfect compliment to the outdoor scene.  The die cuts are from the Cottage Cutz Lawnmower and Clouds & Sun die sets.
The grass mound on my card was fussy cut out of patterned paper and adhered onto the card base.  The clouds were floated above.
The sun was tucked into the upper right hand corner of my card.  The lawnmower was then added as the focal point.
The "Happy Father's Day" sentiment was stamped on a hand cut flag and adhered on the grass mound.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

June 3, 2020

Happy Happy Days

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this cheerful card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post. I used a couple of fun dies from the Gardening release.
I selected the Garden Wheelbarrow for the focal point of my card and opted to use the accessories from the Gardening Cat die set.  The grass is from the Spring Grass die set. I went with a rustic theme for all of my die cuts, inking the edges with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I created my own background with a brick themed stencil and some Oxide Ink.  Then I used more Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of my card panel.  I fussy cut a couple pieces of kraft card stock to replicate shelves.
The sentiment was stamped on a piece of card stock and embellished with an extra die cut flower.  I also inked the sentiment tag on the edges.
To create my gardening scene, I placed the strip of grass along the bottom edge of my card base and added the wheelbarrow.  The 2 shelves were floated at the top half of my card.
Each of the shelves were accessorized with the watering can, rain boots, apron and basket of flowers.
The shovel was tucked into the grass.  The sentiment tag was the final finishing accent on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

May 27, 2020

Plant Seeds of Kindness

Hello!  Today is my design team day over on the Scrapping Cottage blog and I'm sharing another card with the new Gardening die release.  I used several dies from this charming release.
I found the most darling patterned papers in my stash which inspired the colors for each of the die cuts. I used the Mouse w/Garden Wagon, Garden Hose Mini, Gardening Tools and Garden Border for my card. I only used the watering can from the Garden Border and discarded the remaining pieces.
The 2 sheets of paper were trimmed to incorporate all of the different patterns and floral border on my card base.  I stamped a fun sentiment along the top edge of my card.
After adhering the mouse with his wagon, I simply filled in the bottom half of my card with the hose and gardening tools.
The watering can was the final accent on my card to finish off the happy looking gardening scene.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:

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

May 20, 2020

Live Life in Full Bloom

Hello!  Today I have cheerful card to share for my design team post over on the Scrapping Cottage blog. My card showcases the new Gardening dies which include such cute characters with a happy vibe!
I selected the Gardening Mouse and the Garden Phrases for the focal point of my card.  All of the pieces were cut with card stock and inked on the edges for some dimension.
I created a simple background for my card using a cloud stencil with some ink.  I only used one ink color however created an ombre effect.  The puffy clouds make for a fun card base.
Once I had my background completed, I added the dirt mound and adhered the garden sign by tucking it into the mound at a angle.
The mouse was adhered to fit perfectly under the sign.  Next I added the rake in his hand creating the whimsical gardening scene.
The final die cut was the small gardening tool added to the dirt mound.  It fit perfectly between the sign and the adorable mouse.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:

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