July 31, 2019

Happy Birthday Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this birthday card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post. Birthday cards are my absolute favorite to create so I had a blast working with the new Birthday dies from Cottage Cutz.
I selected a cheerful color palette with a happy vibe which was combined with some basic white card stock.
I cut out the Birthday Puppy and shaded him and the little cupcake with some Oxide Inks.  I also cut out a couple of circles with the Circle Set and the Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set.  A bit of Stickles added some sparkle to the candle flame.
I selected a smaller sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Simple Sentiments stamp set along with some "Tickled with Teal" Trendy Twine.
Once I put my card base together, I layered it with a hand cut flag which was wrapped with the twine to add some softness to the top of my card.  The two circles were nested together and adhered on top of the oversized flag.
The puppy and cupcake were placed inside the double circles and the sentiment was anchored below. I finished off my card with a twine bow.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

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July 29, 2019

Thanks Card

Hello!  Today I have a CAS card to share created with some products from Momenta.  The patterned paper at the base of my card was the inspiration for the colors of my card.  The paper is from the Momenta Peony paper pad.
On the top portion of my card, I cut out the flowers and sentiment with the Momenta Thanks Floral Wreath Cut & Emboss set.  My card is also embossed with the same set even though it's a bit hard to see in the pictures. A bit of inking around the edges really makes the sentiment pop.  My card was finished off with a bit of Totally White Trendy Twine.
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July 24, 2019

Wish Card

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this sweet card over on the Cottage Cutz blog for my design team post.  I used the new Birthday dies for the focal point and also pulled in a couple of older Cottage Cutz dies for this festive card.
The inspiration for my card was the patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Surprise 6x6 paper pad.  The different colored polka dots were used to draw out the bright colors of my die cuts.
The Party Elephant and Party Favors are from the new Birthday dies.  I used the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangle Set for the white card base and the Stitched Alphabet for the sentiment.  Once I cut out my pieces, I shaded them with some cheerful colors of Oxide Inks.
I layered the Wacky rectangle frame on my pattered paper.  The "wish" sentiment was adhered at the bottom of my card base and the adorable elephant was placed above the phrase.
Next, I added the presents above the sentiment and layered them slightly for a more cohesive design.
I created an embellishment cluster with the three tiny flowers in the corner of my card and finished off the birthday scene!
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

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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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