Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cottage Cutz goes Shabby Chic

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It's Carol here with you today.  Hope you are enjoying the blog hop.  Please remember you have until Midnight tonight to comment on each of the Design Team blogs and at the Blog Hop post right here for your chance to win one of three Gift Certificates.  Be sure to check that post for all the details.
You are not going to believe how adventurous I got with this card and these dies!  Before I tell you how I accomplished this Shabby Chic Little number, let me show you the dies-then I will explain.

Ok, so you see this die right above here with the bright pretty colors.  Well I cut my pieces out of card stock in exactly the colors you see in this picture-bright and vivid.  What I did to make them pastel was to spray paint them with white paint.  YES, you read correctly.  I sprayed painted them with a .99 can of white paint you can pick up at your local Walmart.  How did the little pieces not go flying everywhere-well that was easy.  I made a loop with scotch tape and put my little pieces right on it and stuck them on a piece of scrap card board.  They stuck just fine and the pieces came off the tape perfectly.  I first saw this technique here.

Just remember not to over spray-you want a little color to show through.  The Cottage Cutz Magnolia Doily Die is located under the shabby chic flowers I made with some punches.  The leaves on the flowers were sprayed white-but the flowers were white to begin with.  I just used some picket fence crackle paint on them and sprinkled glitter.
Sooooo, what do you think.?  Do you think you would give it a try?  It sure was fun.  I know I am going to be doing it again.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  We thank you for your time!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Welcome to "CottageCutz April Blog Hop"

Hello everyone and Welcome to CottageCutz 1st HOP for 2012!! We are super excited to share some wonderful Inspiration and AWESOME PRIZES today with you all! 
Be sure to grab your favorite drink, and enjoy the Hop!!! 

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Friday, April 27, 2012

All White Elegance

Good morning all!  This is my first time posting since Blogger has changed everything up.  I hope it all goes smoothly.  I was happy with the old way.  Guess I don't like change much.
Here is a card I made with the Filigree Butterfly Trio die.  I apologize for the poor quality photo.  The card has been mailed, so I couldn't retake the photo.  It looks much better in hand.  I also used the CottageCutz Picket Fence Border.  I love this fence die!  I weaved the sheer organza ribbon through the fence and tied a bow.  I used a floral embossing folder for the background.  I hope you all have a beautiful day!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, April 26, 2012

CottageCutz Caught A Bug?

Good morning and happy Thursday to ya!  It's Lorie here today, and I bring you a card style that I'm finding I like more and more.  Usually, I'm one who likes to spend a lot of time fussing over cards, adding lots of detail, but I'm finding myself more often thinking hard about how to make a clean and simple (CAS) card, that looks classy, without overdoing the frill.  Sometimes that's easier said than done, but that's what I've done with my card today.  For this one I used the CottageCutz Grasshopper Mini die.  I tried a new technique on the paper I used for the grasshoppers.  You can find the tutorial I followed, along with complete instructions HERE.
I followed the instructions for the tutorial using colors I thought went well with the background paper, then cut the grasshoppers out using the mini die and my Bigshot.  After they were cut, I did add some sponging around the edges in both green and brown.  I took a tiny Sharpie marker and filled in the debossed eye.  Above the center grasshopper you'll see what looks like a little heart.  That's a total accident, as I used confetti white card stock, and it has little colorful flecks in it.  It just happened that the red fleck showed up right smack dab in the middle of the embossed stripe background.  The embossed background was done using a Stampin' Up! embossing folder.

Here's a look at the CottageCutz die that I used.  These minis are GREAT for simple cards, and scrapbook layouts.  Wouldn't this be cute cut out in patterned paper?  Maybe green with polka dots?    A must have for ALL your Summer themed papercrafting!

I'm so happy to be able to share with you today, and I hope you like what you've seen.  We've got a big blog hop coming up in just a few days, and let me tell you that you DON'T want to miss it!   Be sure to You're in for LOTS of inspiration and maybe even some fabulous prizes, too!  See you at the Hop!