April 29, 2019

Celebrate Card

Hello!  This sweet card was inspired by these gorgeous papers from the Momenta Peony paper pad.  This paper pad is a mix of floral and watercolored papers which makes it so easy to create a quick card.  I simply layered the watercolor paper on the edge of the floral background.
I die cut a heart with coordinating paper from the same paper pad and layered another black heart underneath.  A sentiment from the Momenta Hello, Smile, Celebrate stamp set was stamped on a hand cut flag.
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April 24, 2019

Have A Magical Day Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a project for my design team post over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  The new Magical Fantasy dies are perfect for making all kinds of unique creations.  I love all of the whimsical designs from this release.
I found this scrap of confetti paper left over from another project in my scrap box which inspired the colors of my card.
I die cut the Unicorn Cupcake in white card stock and shaded it with my Oxide Inks and adhered all of the pieces.  I die cut the sentiment from the Magical Unicorn Dreams set and shaded it to coordinate with the cupcake.  The gorgeous doily is from the Nested Stitched Doily set.
I created my A2 sized card by layering the tiny checkered pattern with the confetti strip and white card stock.
Next, the doily was placed on the top half of my card with the unicorn centered on top of the doily.
The oversized sentiment was anchored on the white card stock along with the tiny stars from the same die set.
To finish off my card I stamped a partial sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Countless Occasions stamp set and pop dotted the pieces to create the phrase.
Here are the dies I used on my card available in the shop:

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April 19, 2019

Happily Ever After Card

Hello!  I have another card to share today showcasing the new Cottage Cuts Magical Fantasy die release over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I absolutely adore the Frog Prince, he's the cutest!  I simply used my Oxide Inks to shade him and popped him up on some foam dots.  He was then layered on the Sweetheart Doilies.
I accented the layered doilies with some flowers and a few sprigs of greenery from the new Unicorn Floral die set.  I love all of the elements in this die set which can be used as a set or as individual pieces.  My card was finished off with a heat embossed sentiment form the Scrappy Moms (retired) Happily Ever After stamp set. 
Here are the die sets I used on my card available in the shop:

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April 17, 2019

Make A Wish Card

Hello!  Today the Cottage Cutz design team is showcasing the new Magical Fantasy die release over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  The whimsical dies are absolutely gorgeous!  When I saw the adorable unicorn I immediately knew I wanted him flying as the focal point of my card.  I designed a festive shaker card by creating a polaroid style frame with the Square Set.  I simply die cut the frame with the square die leaving enough space at the bottom for the sentiment.
Once I created my frame, I sprinkled in some star confetti which compliments the background paper and added a die cut sentiment from the new Fairytale Birthday set.  The sparkly unicorn from the Flying Unicorn die was anchored above the sweet sentiment.  A few stars and clouds were also die cut from the newly released Unicorn Floral die set and adhered on top of the acetate.
Here are the dies I used on my card, available in the shop and they are currently on sale:



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Shine Bright Gift Set

Hello!  Today I have another project to share with the Paper House Productions Stargazer collection. This collection is full of gorgeous papers, cheerful colors and uplifting quotes. I especially love that these papers really shine which inspired me to create a gift set perfect for any celebration.
The dimensional shakers were embellished with the cute star stickers from the Stargazer collection. The "shine bright" quote is from a cut apart sheet from the same collection.  It was adhered to the background as the focal point of my card.  The foiled accents are so elegant.
I die cut the "congrats" sentiment and layered it on top of the oversized tag.  The card and tag were finished off with a generous sprinkling of gold sequins.  It was so fun to create a coordinating card to go along with the decorated gift bag.
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April 12, 2019

Dream Big Layout

Hello!  Today I'm sharing my first project as a designer for Paper House Productions.  The new Stargazer collection is simply magical.  The gold foiling brings a feeling of elegance to the papers. I was inspired to create a graduation layout page for my daughter.  She is graduating with her Master's Degree next month and the papers complimented her confetti picture perfectly.
I began building my layout page by cutting the large, galaxy circle and adding it to some basic white card stock.  I splattered some paint on the white card stock to add a bit of character to the background. I used black, purple and gold paint to create the paint splatters.
I inked up a sheet of paper with some black, purple and blue Oxide Inks, splattered it with some water and white paint.  I used this sheet to cut out the extra stars on my layout page.  This was a fun way to create some extra embellishments which coordinate with my layout, however don't blend in.  The extra stars were die cut and layered on some gold papers.
The coordinating stickers to the Stargazer collection made it easy to add all of the inspirational phrases on my layout page.  I simply mounted the stickers on foam for added dimension.  The diamond and smaller stars are also from the same sticker pack.
A bit of coordinating paper was added to the corner of my layout page to frame the "Dream Big" title of my layout page.  I sprinkled in a few bling stickers from my stash for a finishing accent.
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April 10, 2019

What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?

Hello!  Today I am up on the Cottage Cutz blog for my design team post.  I'm sharing this card which would be perfect for Mother's Day next month.
This sweet card was inspired by the Recollections Coastal Village papers I found in my stash.  I adore the lemon and lime patterns.  The strip of lemons is from the same collection and was trimmed from a page of multiple patterned strips.  I also incorporated a tiny polka dot pattern from my scrap pile.
I cut out the apron, chef hat, rolling pin and heart with the Cottage Cutz Kitchen Chef die set and also cut out the oval with the Pierced Oval set.  All of the die cuts were heavily inked on the edges for added depth and dimension on my die cuts.
I wanted to break up the varying patterns on my card so I punched a strip of white card stock with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch.  The lace border was also inked on the edges.
I began building my card base with a sunny yellow background and layered it with the polka dotted paper. The lace border and strip of lemons were adhered on top.
Next, I began creating the focal point of my card by adding the whimsical apron to the oval background. The chef hat and rolling pin were adhered next to the apron.  Once I added the tiny heart to the rolling pin, I cut out a couple of extra hearts as embellishments.
The finished oval was adhered to the card base leaving plenty of room at the bottom for a sentiment.
This happy card was finished off with a fun sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Designer's Choice 2 stamp set.  I thought the phrase was so cute and perfect for my card.
I used these dies for my card, available here:

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April 8, 2019

Thanks a Bunch Card

Hello!  Today I have a pretty Spring card to share created with the Momenta Thanks a Bunch Cutting Template.  This die comes in one piece so I used my Art-C Watercolors to shade the flowers and stems.  I also cut out the mason jar in black card stock, trimmed off the flowers and layered it top of the first piece.
The jar was layered on an A2 card base cut from the Momenta Watercolor paper pad.  A Momenta Chevron Stencil was used with a bit of ink to shade the background.  I added a couple of flags to the corner of my card.  A bit of Grape Fizz Trendy Twine was the finishing touch on my card.
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April 3, 2019

Friends Through Rain or Shine Card

Hello!  Today I'm super excited to share that I'm the newest member of the Scrapping Cottage design team. I absolutely adore this company and their collection of dies.  I'm looking forward to creating lots of inspiring projects during my design team term.
When I saw this adorable die I was inspired to create this fun card.  I cut out the Rainy Day Duck die pieces in white card stock and used my Oxide Inks to shade the pieces.  I also shaded the Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set to coordinate with the duck's hat.  Another circle was cut out in white card stock with the Circle Set.  The clouds are from the Snowman Lane die set.
The inspiration for the duck and rainy day scene came from the gorgeous chevron patterned paper. The paper is from an older Doodlebug paper pad from my stash.  I layered the chevron paper on white card stock and adhered it to a yellow card base.
The two circles were adhered together and layered on my card.  Next, I added the puddle, clouds and duck to begin building the scene.
Initially, I didn't cut out the water splashes thinking they wouldn't fit inside the circle, however, they ended up being the perfect addition along with the umbrella to the scene.
The finishing touch was a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Fun Celebrations stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on a hand cut flag and added it to my card.
Here are the dies used on my card available in the shop, check out the anniversary sale going on now:

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