Thursday, August 31, 2017

Little Chapel in the Woods

Good Morning Friends!

It is Pam sharing with you today!
There are so many wonderful back roads in South Carolina that are just full of gorgeous scenery.  Almost on a daily basis you can see deer.  And it is guaranteed that no matter how far off the beaten path you will always find a small church.  That was my inspiration for this card!

Design Steps:
 1.  Cut a dark brown frame using the largest Pierced Wide Rectangle Frame Set.  Use a piece of green and blue DP for the grass and sky glue behind the frame. Die cut the mountains using the Snowcapped Mountains die.  Glue as shown.  Cut the path free hand out of light brown card stock and glue down
2.  Cut out trees using Rustic Sign & Trees die.  Use green and dark brown card stock to make the cut.  Using Woodland Fawns die cut out 2 fawn one light and one dark brown.  Use the Little Chapel die and cut out the chapel with vanilla card stock.  Assemble all die cuts
3.  Mount frame to the front of the card.  Place a small piece of yellow behind the little chapel and then glue to card.  Put the largest tree on the left and the smaller tree on the right and then add the fawn

Cottage Cutz Products:

I hope you enjoyed looking at my card today!  It is one of my favorites!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Wednesday! I'm back for day two and another video for you. When working with wedding ideas, I can't help but think back to my own newlywed days. These thoughts were part of the inspiration for today's anniversary card.

My tri-fold card features the Honeymoon Car die and the Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle and Circle sets. The three panel design allows for a window in the first panel to peak into the second panel which holds the car. The third panel has the final mat and sentiments.  

Today's YouTube video walks you through how to create the three panel base, cut a window and a coordinating frame, use your rectangle die to make sentiment mats, a demo on creating the metallic brush stroke stamped background, and a few dry and heat embossing tricks and tips. I have to admit that I would have been happier with this card if I had used the same color on my window frame as was used on the sentiment mat but that detail doesn't interfere with the tutorial. Now I have an excuse to make another card with that improvement! Click on the YouTube thumbnail below to watch this quick instructional video.

It was fun to share two projects with you this week. See you next month and for those of you in the USA, enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

Dies used in this project:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rub-A-Dub-Dub Birthday!

Hello all! I hope the week is treating you well so far. It's back to school time and I'm sure many of you sent your students off to start a new year like I did yesterday. Time flies alarmingly fast!

For your viewing pleasure today, I'm taking a little break from the wedding theme to bring you a birthday card for a little one in your life. It features the Bathtub Time die that that was part of the baby release this spring. This die has ten individual elements you can use to create a large variety of scenes. It's a great die to play around with and easy to construct. There are enough pieces to decorate both the front and the inside of a card like I did on this one.

I also used the Stitched Oval Set to create the frame on the front and the mat inside the card. The Happy and Birthday Expression dies were used for the sentiment inside.

To learn how this card came together, please click on the YouTube thumbnail below. If you are a fan of embossing or want to some additional ideas on combining embossing techniques, I think you'll enjoy this one.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another video.

- Janet
  SugarShine Designs

Dies Used For This Project:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Wedded Bliss Club

Hi, Lois here with my Monday post.  August has always been a month for weddings for me.  My late husband and I were married in August fifty-five years ago.  So I'm bringing you another card made with the newly-released wedding series of dies from CottageCutz.  This time that cute little owl couple, as well as the stitched rectangle scallops..

I cut the many pieces for my little scene from various scraps of colored cardstock.

I added some additional color to some of the pieces to give them a bit of dimension.

Purple is one of my favorite colors, and my card reflects that.  Both the card base and the patterned paper accent are in shades of purple.  The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored in half; the patterned paper is cut slightly smaller.  My scene will appear on a piece of pale blue cardstock glued to the largest stitched scallop rectangle die cut.  In addition I cut a 1" x 4" piece of black cardstock for the road and tore a narrow strip of green for the grass.

I constructed the background for my focal panel, as shown.  I "borrowed" an idea from my fellow DT member, Pam, and drew a broken white line down the center of the road.  I had seen that on a card that she made a few weeks ago.  Thanks, Pam for the idea!

Then came the fun part of putting the bicycle and owls together.  

I stamped the sentiment, punched it out, and finished my card.

I realize purple is not most people's first choice for a wedding card; but, as I mentioned, I love that color!  And I think it goes well with the whimsical bride and groom owls.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Pretty Woman Card


This is Anja again. I'm still playing with the new wedding dies. Today I made a card that can be used for one of your girl friends. The one that likes to look good, loves to dress up and put on some make up. All this small pieces are so fun to color and put together. With a little moderation you can use this card for a bride to be.

- Cottage Cutz Dies (Bridal Lingerie, Cosmetics, Wedding Gown, Live Laugh Love, Rose with Wedding Rings, Nested Wacky Stitched Circle Set),
- Distress Oxides (Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Seedless Preserves, Antique Linen,Wilted Violet, Black Soot),
- white card base (12,5x12,5 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,

- patterned paper (3 12,1x12,1 cm),
- silver ink pad,
- paper glue.

First I cut the squares from patterned paper and circles with the nested stitched die. I decided to decorate the inside of the card, that
's why I cut three of each.

Then I die cut all the small pieces for the cosmetics and clothes. I colored them with Distress Oxides and glued them together. 

When I had everything prepared I just assembled the card together. 

Have a beautiful and creative Sunday. See you again next week.
Anja Z.