Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!


I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!

Kathy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sun Kissed Wishes - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's that fun time of the week to show you a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!

This week I used an older HC release, the Sun Kissed Collection...always one of my favorites!




I love using this technique on stamped images of heat embossing with embossing enamel and coloring with chalk inks and make up sponges.  I love the way it looks and it's so quick and easy to color!  (You can click on the picture to get a closer view if you would like.)

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 152 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Sunkissed Wishes

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3599 - Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3533 - Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set
HCPC 3537 - Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls PreCut Set
HCD 734 - Sun Kissed Fleur Die
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Natural White (Neenah), Apricot Appeal (SU)
Ink: Pumpkin Spice, Spanish Olive (VersaMagic), VersaMark Watermark
Accessories: Scrollwork Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), make-up applicators, glue dots, pop dots, Bow-Easy Tool, Cream Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), heat tool, Elegant Ovals (Spellbinders).

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Natural White. Cut mat 4 1/16" x 5 5/16" with Apricot Appeal and emboss with Scrollwork Embossing Folder. Add mat to card base with Double Dots. On Natural White with VersaMark Ink, stamps flower image and flowers and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel applying heat from underneath. Die cut flower image with Elegant Ovals largest die and die cut flowers with matching die. Stamp sentiment next to flower image as pictured with Pumpkin Spice Ink. Color image with inks and make-up applicators. Color an assortment of smaller flowers the same way, shape with mat and tool kit and add to card with glue. Add Lettuce Entertain You Prills to flower centers using Art Institute Glue. Add also to button center using glue dot. Make 3-loop bow with seam binding and Bow-Easy Tool, add button and add to card using glue dots.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Classic Sunflower Notepad - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's inspiration time from Heartfelt Creations!  Today we are doing a blog hop with Creative Embellishments so you will see lots of inspiration from designers using their beautiful products.  To see the beautiful inspiration from Creative Embellishments, click here.

My project today is a covered junior notepad.


(You can click on the photo for a better view.)


Here's a look at the inside.




Here's a little close up of the beautiful flowers and butterfly on the cover.




I love making these notepads, they make beautiful gifts with a matching card.  I used the Junior Legal Pad Wish List tutorial from Split Coast Stampers here, adjusting the measurements for a full size pad.  I've included the adjusted measurements in the instructions at the bottom of my post.

I used the Classic Sunflower designer papers to embellish the pad cover and pad topper.  The frame on the cover is from Creative Embellishments' Mini Ornate Frames set that I painted with black acrylic paint and added a piece of designer paper to the back of it.  I embellished the cover with flowers, leaves and a butterfly from the Classic Sunflower Collection.  The flowers and butterfly were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and the leaves were inked with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  Emma Lou also has a new video showing you a fun coloring technique and a sneak peek of the All Geared Up Collection being released October 8th!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #151 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Classic Sunflower Notepad

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3630 - Summer's Day PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 - Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 - Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 753 - Classic Sunflower Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1 - 247 - Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
SMP001 - Stamp Mat Pad
Metal Glue Tip

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Recollections), More Mustard (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Forest Moss, Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Black acrylic paint dauber (Ranger), Mini Ornate Frames (Creative Embellishments), Dark Brown Jute String (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Scor-tape, sponges, bow maker tool, craft knife, cutting mat, pop dots, Fast Grab Tacky Glue (Aleenes), Junior Size Writing Pad (office supply store), mineral spirits, Prismacolor pencils: Black, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate, Ginger Root, Sandbar Brown.

Instructions: Use tutorial from Split Coast Stampers for Junior Notepad found here using adjusted measurements as noted. Base: Cut More Mustard 10 1/2” x 8 1/4”, score at 5 1/8” and 5 3/8”.  Pad Topper: Cut designer paper 4 7/8” x 2 1/8” and score at 7/8” and 1 1/8”.  Add to pad top with double-sided tape following the tutorial.  Add pad to inside of base with double-sided tape following the tutorial.  Mat for inside: Cut designer paper 8” x 4 7/8”, ink edges with Forest Moss, and glue to base.  Mat for front: Cut Black mat 4 15/16" x 8 1/16" and glue to base.  Cut designer paper piece shown for front cover measuring 4 3/4" x 7 7/8", ink edges with Black Ink, glue to black mat and glue both to front cover.

Paint Mini Ornate Frame with black acrylic paint and let dry. Select image from designer paper tag assortment sheet, trim to fit behind frame, glue with Art Institute Glue and Metal Glue Tip. Trim any excess with craft knife and cutting mat. Add to notepad cover as pictured using pop dots.

On Solar White with Onyx Black, stamp Classic Sunflower, butterfly from Summers Day Set, 2 of 3-leaf stems, 1 of 9-leaf stems from Open Leaf Set. Color flowers and butterfly with pencils and mineral spirits. Fussy cut butterfly and shape as desired. Die cut flowers with Classic Sunflower Die, shape with mat and tool kit, glue together to form a small flower and a larger one. Die cut leaves with Classic Leaf Die, ink with Forest Moss Ink using sponge and shape with mat and tool kit. Make large 3-loop bow with Jute String and add to cover using Fast-Grab Glue. Arrange flowers, leaves (small leaves are cut into pieces) and butterfly as shown and glue all down.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunflower Bouquet - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have another card using the Classic Sunflower Collection!




This collection is just gorgeous, I love working with it for sure!  Beautiful images for coloring and the colors on the designer papers are so pretty!

I colored the images with pencils and mineral spirits, fussy cut the sunflower bouquet and butterfly and die cut the sunflowers with the matching die.  Here's a little close up of the image for you.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designer this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #150 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Sunflower Bouquet

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3628 - Sunflower Bouquet PreCut Set
HCPC 3627 - Sunflower Stem PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 - Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 753 - Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 - 247 - Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat



Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Recollections)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Chestnut Flocking Powder (Martha Stewart), Flower Soft Glue, Havana Brown Seam Binding, Burgundy Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), flower button, glue dots, pop dots, orange stick or pencil, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Kelp Green, Marine Green, Black, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate, Dark Purple, Black Cherry, Black Raspberry.

Instructions: Make 5" square card base with Black. Cut mat with green designer paper measuring 4 13/16" square, ink edges with Vintage Photo and glue to card base. Cut 9/16" x 4 13/16" with Black and cut gold designer paper 1/2" x 4 13/16". Ink edges of gold with Vintage Photo and glue 2 pieces together as shown. Glue to card as shown. Cut card front from designer paper (pictured) measuring 3 7/8" square, ink edges with Vintage Photo. Cut Black mat measuring 4 1/16" square and glue 2 pieces together. Add to card with pop dots.

Stamp main image from Sunflower Bouquet and butterfly image from Sunflower Stem on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits and fussy cut. Add bouquet image to card front with pop dots. Ink butterfly with black ink, shape with orange stick or pencil and add to card as pictured by gluing body only with Art Institute Glue (AIG). Stamp Classic Sunflower image on Solar White with Onyx Black and cut with Classic Sunflower Die. Color 2 small flowers and 1 ladybug with pencils and mineral spirits. Shape with mat and tools. Ink edges of flowers with Vintage Photo and ladybug with black. Add ladybug with pop dot as pictured. Add 1 flower as pictured using AIG. Make 3 loop bow with Havana Brown and make 5 loop bow with Burgundy Jute String using Bow-Easy Tool. Add bows as shown using glue dots. Add second flower to bow center. Add flower button to top right using glue dots. Add Pot of Gold Prills to butterfly and flower centers. Add flocking to flower centers on main image using Flower Soft glue.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunflower Patch - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for the release of the new Classic Sunflower Collection from Heartfelt Creations!  I absolutely LOVE this collection!!!  What a beautiful combination of fall images, flowers and designer papers!  The colors on the papers are stunning!  You can read more about the new collection here on the Heartfelt Creations website.

Here is my first creation with this gorgeous collection!




For my card, I used the Sunflower Patch image and added an extra flower using the Classic Sunflower Set and matching die.  The images were colored with pencils and mineral spirits and the main image was die cut with Labels 22.  The blue die cut mat behind the image is designer paper from the collection.

Here's a close up of the image for you.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the gorgeous creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #149 - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #102 - Autumn Colors & Ribbon or Trim

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Sunflower Patch

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3629 - Sunflower Patch PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 - Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 753 - Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 - 247 - Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat


Other Products:
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), French Roast, Fudgesicle (Coredinations), Typhoon (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Nautical Blue (Memento), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), Cocoa Jute String, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Labels 22 Die (Spellbinders), button, distressing tool, water mister, adhesive pearls, pop dots, glue dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate, Black, Kelp Green, Marine Green, Blue Lake, China Blue, Black, Steel.

Instructions: For card base, cut French Roast 4 5/8" x 9 3/4" and score and fold at 4 7/8" to make a 4 5/8" x 4 7/8" top fold card. Cut mat with Typhoon measuring 4 7/16" x 4 11/16" and glue to base. Cut mat with Fudgesicle 4 1/4" x 4 1/2", emboss with folder, distress edges lightly and glue to base/mat. Stamp Sunflower Patch and Classic Sunflower images on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color Sunflower Patch image and one of the smaller sunflowers from the Classic Sunflower Set with pencils and mineral spirits. Die cut the Sunflower Patch image with Labels 22 second largest die. Die cut the flowers with the matching die. Ink the edges of the one flower with Vintage Photo Ink, mist with water on the back and gently shape with mat and tool kit as desired. Add the flower to the Sunflower Patch image as shown using Art Institute Glue. Die cut the blue (jeans) designer paper with the largest Labels 22 die and ink edges with Nautical Blue. Add image to die cut with pop dots and add blue die cut to card base with Double Dots. Make a multi-loop (I did 7 loops) bow with Cocoa Jute String and Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown with glue dots. Add button threaded with string to the bow center using glue dots. Add adhesive pearls to top right corner.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Majestic Blooms Box - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  Today I have a pre-made gift box I bought at Michaels that I decorated with designer papers from the Raindrops on Roses Collection, Majestic Morning flowers and Burst of Spender leaves!




Here's a better view of the top with the beautiful flowers!




Here's a peek at the inside which I also covered with the designer papers.




Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!  There is also a sneak peek of the new Sunflower Collection coming out September 10th!  Heartfelt Creations has also announced the list of Semifinalists for the design team!!!  Congratulations to all the Semifinalists!  Make sure to vote for your favorite top 5 and be eligible to win a gift certificate!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #148 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Majestic Blooms Box

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3578 - Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3546 - Classic Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 742 - Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 736 - Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 - Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 240 - Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
459222 - McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 - McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Peeled Paint Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko), glue gun, splat mat (Darice), Mod Podge, White 1/4" Silk Ribbon (May Arts), Bow-Easy Tool, 1/5" White Netting, String Beads Pearlized (Really Reasonable Ribbon), adhesive pearls, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), 3.75" White Gift Box (Michaels), mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Clay Rose, Rosy Beige, Black Cherry.

Instructions: Measure your pre-made box and trim the designer papers to fit each side of the box and lid both inside and out. For my box, I used the 12" x 12" sheet with roses in each of the 4 corners. I trimmed each corner, inked the edges with Peeled Paint Ink and glued to the box using Mod Podge. Use coordinating papers for the box inside, lid inside and sides using same process. For the top of the lid, I used the card front in the designer paper that matches the 12" x 12" image in a smaller version (3 5/8" square) and added it using same process. Die cut the Raindrops on Roses Die lattice piece with white card stock and glue to the lid top.

Stamp the Majestic Morning Background on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits. I used 9 of the 12 flowers for mine (2 of the smallest and 1 each of the next 7 sizes) to create 3 separate flowers in different sizes. Use the mat and tool kit to shape the flowers and glue them together using a glue gun for extra hold. Stamp 2 of the Classic Leaf open stems on Solar White using Onyx Black, die cut with Class Leaf Die and ink with Peeled Paint. Shape and pinch leaves with your fingers. Add stems and flowers to lid as pictured using glue gun. Add string beads, netting piece (tie across middle with string to form a fake bow) and a multi-loop bow using glue gun. Add adhesive pearls, stickles as desired. Spray with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz as desired.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Featured Stamper!!!


Happy Monday everyone!!!

I have some VERY happy news!  I'm so excited to be chosen as the “Featured Stamper” this week at Split Coast Stampers!!!  What an honor it is to be selected!  If you're not familiar with it, each week they select someone to honor their work in their gallery of creations.  People can then go through the featured stamper's gallery and chose a creation to copy and change two things on it.  Then they post their creation to the gallery using a special code for the challenge.  (There's also no time limit to participate!)  You can read about it here and view the gallery here.

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Blessings!

Kathy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Festive Candlelight - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little Heartfelt Creations inspiration!  I have another Christmas card for you this week, this time using the Festive Candlelight Set!




I stamped the image on white card stock and colored it with pencils and mineral spirits.  I stamped an extra image, colored only the flower and fussy cut it to add a little depth to the image.  I die cut the image using Labels 28 and die cut a mat from the designer papers using Decorative Labels 28. Here's a little close up of the image for you.




For the background mat, I used the beautiful Festive Christmas papers making sure to have the flowers on the papers in 2 of the corners.  To finish the card I used ribbons and adhesive pearls.

Be sure to visit the HC Blog to see the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #147 - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Blessings!

Kathy


Festive Candlelight

HCPC 3623 - Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 - Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCDP1 245 - Festive Christmas Paper Collection
088605 - Decorative Labels 28
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots
Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Rain Forest (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Wheat (VersaMagic), Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger), Soft Suede (SU)
Accessories: Labels 28 (Spellbinders), Jute Ribbon Natural, Havana Brown Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, burgundy fiber, adhesive pearls, glue dots, pop dots, mineral spirits, Prismacolor pencils: Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry, Henna, Tuscan Red, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sand, Cream, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Chocolate, Cool Grey 90%.

Instructions: Make card base with Rain Forest measuring 4 11/16" x 6 1/4". Cut designer paper (pictured) down to 4 1/2" x 6 1/16", stamp sentiment (Holly Berry Set) with Soft Suede on lower left and ink edges with Frayed Burlap Ink. Add Natural Ribbon Jute across mat as shown and secure in place. Add mat to card base using pop dots. Stamp Festive Candlelight image on Solar White with Onyx Black twice. Using pencils and mineral spirits, color one entire image and color the flower only on the other. Die cut the full image with Labels 28 and ink edges with Wheat Ink. Fussy cut the flower only from the second image. Add flower to full image as pictured using pop dot and glue dot. Add “Heart of Gold” Prills to flower center using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear. Add adhesive pearls to top right corner. Thread burgundy fiber in green button and secure. Make 3 loop bow with Havana Brown Seam Binding using Bow-Easy Tool. Add as shown with glue dots and button in center. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ornate Poinsettia - CottageCutz


Hi everyone!

I'm sorry to say that today is my last project for The Scrapping Cottage as I have decided to step down from the design team.  I have been working part time (paid work!) from home doing administrative work the past few months and need to reduce my DT commitments for now.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with these beautiful CottageCutz Dies and these awesome ladies the past couple of years!

For my last project, I have a  Christmas card using the Ornate Poinsettia CottageCutz Die from The Scrapping Cottage.




This is a fairly simple card to put together!  I used a red card base with a white mat that I partially embossed and added a little sentiment and some ribbon.  I cut the Ornate Poinsettia with the red and green card stock, trimmed the flowers from the red and glued them on top of the green.  I then just added some Buttercup Liquid Pearls, snowflake button and a bow with a button on top.

I hope this gives you a little inspiration for Christmas cards this year!

This is the die I used:





Card Recipe:

Stamp: Short & Sweet (SU)
Paper: White (Recollections), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Rain Forest (Bazzills)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Accessories: Snowflakes #8 Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Bow-Easy Tool, ribbon, button, floss (Michaels), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

I'm submitting this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #146 - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings!

Kathy


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Merry Christmas - Heartfelt Creations


Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a little inspiration from Heartfelt Creations!  This week I have another Christmas card for you using the Festive Christmas Collection released last week!




For my card, I used this pretty poinsettia border image from the Festive Candlelight Set and colored it with pencils and mineral spirits.  The flower centers are dotted with Buttercup Liquid Pearls.  I then trimmed down the image and matted it with Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The background mat is one of the beautiful designer papers from the collection that I matted with white and then added it to a Cherry Cobbler card base.  The “Merry Christmas” ticket is also from the designer paper that I cut using the Luggage and Tags Die.

Make sure to visit the HC Blog to see all the beautiful creations by the designers this week!

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #146 - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy


Merry Christmas

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:

HCPC 3623 - Festive Candlelight PreCut Set
HCD 745 - Luggage & Tags Die
HCDP1 245 - Festive Christmas Paper Collection
452255 - Grand Calibur
368770 - Scor-Pal
DDOTS - Double Dots

Other Products:

Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White (Recollections), Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Green With Envy (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Bow-Easy, White Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), brads (Recollections), red ribbon (Michaels), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), glue dots, cutters, mineral spirits, Prismacolor Pencils: Sand, Goldenrod, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Mahogany Red, Black Raspberry.

Instructions: Make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with Cherry Cobbler. Cut white mat measuring 4 1/16" x 5 5/16". Cut green script designer paper (6" x 6" block) down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", ink edges with Green With Envy and glue to white mat. Wrap red ribbon across mats as pictured and secure in back. Glue mats to card base.

Stamp poinsettia border (Festive Candlelight Set) on Solar White with Onyx Black and color with pencils and mineral spirits. Trim image to 1 3/4" x 4 13/16". Cut Cherry Cobbler mat 1 15/16" x 5" and glue to back of image. Add image to base as shown using Double Dots. Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to flower centers. Cut “Merry Christmas” ticket from designer paper using Luggage and Tags Die and ink edges with Green With Envy. Add as pictured using Double Dots. Make triple loop bow with Bow-Easy and White Seam Binding and add as pictured. Trim prongs from back of brads with cutters. Add larger brad to bow center and 2 smaller ones to top right of card.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rugged Baby Boy Clothes - CottageCutz


Happy Thursday!

Today I have a cute little boy card for you using the Rugged Baby Boy Clothes CottageCutz Die from The Scrapping Cottage!




I cut the jeans part of the die using a dark blue card stock and used a bright green plaid designer paper for the shirts.  I also cute the pocket and belt of the jeans with the green plaid, trimmed them and glued them to the jeans.  I love these two colors together against the white.  It's so cheery looking and cute for a boy!

The card base is the same dark blue as the jeans with a bright green mat and then a white mat that I embossed and stamped with a sentiment.  I embellished the card with some blue ribbon, baby rick rack, jute twine and heart buttons all in matching colors.

This is the CottageCutz Die I used:




Card Recipe:

Stamp: Warm Words (SU)
Paper: White (Recollections), Nana's Nursery Baby Boy - DCWV), Chipped Saphire Distressed, BM Wizard (Coredinations)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), Green with Envy, Blue Moon (PowderPuffs - Quick Quotes)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), blue ribbon (Offray), green Baby Rick Rack (Wrights), Bow-Easy Tool, Royal Blue Jute String (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

I'm submitting this to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #145 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings!

Kathy