Monday, March 19, 2018

CottageCutz Bee Hives Memorydex Card

 Have you tried Memorydex cards?  Wow, they are little pieces of art that you can use the backs of for journaling and pictures.  Or you can just line them up in a Memorydex box and flip through them just to look at how pretty they are.  Even for inspiration for your next project.
They are so fun to create.  There are at least two groups on Facebook where people go to swap and trade these cuties.  One group is called the Memory Dex Swaps and the other is called Rolodex Card Addiction.  There are even tutorials on Youtube where you can make your own boxes with straws to keep these in.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my project.  I am trying to get better at posting here.  If you like this card, I can post my February Valentine one.  Also, check out my YouTube channel "Carol Hurlock" as we have a Cottagecutz Easter Blog hop where you can when some fabulous gift certificates to The Scrapping Cottage.  Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cottagecutz Valentine Box and Card

 Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!  Now here's what you can do with those boxes you saw at the
Dollar Tree.  Yes, that is what this is!  I purchased this and popped the red heart off and cut the gold heart to place under it and re-attached to the box.  It was easy to pop off with no damage to the box.  I added the very cute Cottagecutz Mr. Love Bug to the box and Tweet Love Dies.
 Isn't this Cottagecutz Tweet Love die just darling in the center.   There are so many things you can put in this box and they had different sizes.  The size I chose was the 6 x 6 box.
In side the Dollar Tree box I placed a card that I created with the Cottagecutz Hoot Loves You die.  The Boy and Girl Owls are simply adorable!
The card is 5-1/2 x 5-12 inches and fit perfectly inside the box. It's better than making your own box. This is being sent to my BFF/Sister in Connecticut and makes a pretty presentation in the box that I sent to her.
The Cottagecutz Hoot Loves You is so sweet.  The boy and girl owl are so fun.  I found a sticker in my stash that fit perfect on the heart body of the girl.  An older Martha Stewart Punch around the page was used for the square border around this card.
Rolled roses are such fun to make. Just wanted to show a close up and how pretty the sparkle is on them. I will be having a tutorial soon on my YouTube channel on how to make them.
They are cute don't you think.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I still have more Valentine to share.  I am trying to get used to some new programs and a new computer so I am slow getting my things posted.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cottagecutz Mr. Snuggles & Hoot Loves You Gabel Boxes

 What is Valentine's day without a box full of Chocolates for someone special in your life!  Here are a couple of Gable  boxes created from a die in my stash.  These two boxes have been decorated with Cute Cottagecutz Dies.
Meet Mr. Snuggles from the Cottagecutz die collection.  Isn't he cute!!!  This is a great die to have in your collection because you can change out what he holds to fit the Holiday or Celebration you want to decorate with.   My Creative Time bow was used as well a Marianne die for the rolled roses.  The Sweet Flourish Cottagecutz die was used under the rolled roses.
For this Gable Box I used Hoot Love from Cottagecutz.  There is a boy and girl on a branch included with the die.  This is the box.  Later this week I will show you the whole die that I used on a card.

Hope this projects helps to inspire you to create Valentines for the ones you love.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check back again this week as I will be posting my Valentine fun.  Until next time,  Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Brenda Walton Heart Pocket with Cottagecutz Love Bird Branch

 Hey everyone!!!  Welcome to my blog.  A!re you working on your Valentine's?  Just wanted to share with you over the next few days some projects that were created for a Cottagecutz blog hop on YouTube.  This little heart pocket was created with a Brenda Walton Sizzix die.  Isn't it the cutest
 This beautiful heart was decorated with this adorable Cottagecutz Love Bird Branch die.  It is so super sweet.  I just love the little clothespins that hold the adorable little hearts to the love ribbon.
 These are the tags I created to go inside the little heart pocket.  I loved this Love Bird Branch die so much that I decided to carry the theme to the tags as well so it would all coordinate together.
 This is a little shaker tag with the Love Bird Branch applied on top of the acetate.  How fun and cute this turned out.
 This is the smaller of the two heart tags that were created.   Don't you love the stitching on the heart.  It adds a nice design element.
This is a larger heart tag.  Since it is bigger, it can accommodate the rosette that it is decorated with.
For the Heart Pocket I decorated with a My Creative Time Bow die and a Sizzix Paper Rosettes die.  Hope you have enjoyed this fun project and are inspired to create some special creations for you Valentine's.  Stayed tuned as there will be more posts this week.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Blue Hydrandgea Card and Gift Set

Yes, back again with more Hydrangeas!  Blue this time.  Don't you think I am going to be ready for any gift giving occasion now.  For a heads up, I've got one more set to share after this one.
The hydrangeas are so fun to make with a Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  The butterflies are also a Martha Stewart punch.  Shabby Shutters and Salty Ocean Distress ink was used to color the flowers.  The leaves are a Prima die and colored with Peeled Paint distress ink.  Spellbinders-Nestabilities Die-Labels 47 Decorative Elements was used on the card for the background.
This is an  altered "Laughing Cow" cheese box.  It could hold a gift card or some sweet treats and makes a great presentation.
The Brenda Walton Note Pad die was used to create this sticky note cover.  It makes another lovely addition to the gift set.
Thanks so much for stopping by today to view my project.  I have one more set to show you and then on to another project.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting.

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-Favorite Colors
Making Memories Crafting-Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon-Anything Goes with Ribbon
Southern Girls Challenge-Flower Power

Friday, August 4, 2017

Pink Hydrangea Gift Set and Card

Hello friends and fellow crafters.  It's a beautiful summer day in August here in Georgia.  For today's post, a gift set has been created with beautiful Hydrangeas.  They are a beautiful summer flower aren't they?  Over the next few blog posts, you will be seeing the Hydrangeas that I have been creating.
They are just so much fun that I just kept creating!  For this give set, as you see above, I altered a "Laughing Cow" cheese box.  This can be used to present a gift card in or some nice candy.
For the card, I used an off centered Spellbinders-Nestabilities Die-Labels 47 Decorative Elements.  The hydrangeas were created with a Martha Stewart punch and colored with distress ink in Victorian Velvet and Shabby Shutters.

The butterflies are also a Martha Stewart punch.  The leaves are a Prima die colored with Peeled Paint distress inks.
As part of the gift set, the Brenda Walton Note Pad Cover die was used for a pad of post-it notes.  I just so happens that I made extra small hydrangeas that I didn't want to go to waste-so I thought to do this.
Here's a close up of the pretty flowers.  I used "Prills" for the centers.  It was a super fun project.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visit and look forward to your return.  Until next time.....Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Inkadinkado and Elizabeth Craft Garden Notes Hydrandgea Card

 Happy Wednesday everybody!  Remember my previous post?  Yeah, I was saying how Sunflowers was one of my favorite images.....well....what do you think?   Isn't this Hydrangea image the bomb?  I have used this stamp a few times in the past.....I still love it.  But I took it up another notch.  The stamp is an  old Inkadinkado and the die is Elizabeth Craft Garden Notes.
 How awesome is it that these paper hydrangeas are an embellishment?  Oh, they were so fun to make.  They were created with an Elizabeth Craft Susan's Garden Hydrangea die.  They were really easy peasy!
 The flower plate was cut out 4 times.  Distress inks were used to color the flowers and "Prills" were used for the centers.....just like the stamped image.  I love this die and see myself using it again soon.
 The stamped image was mounted on a Spellbinders die.  The corners are a Marianne die.  Thanks so much for stopping by today to check this out.  Until next time......Happy Crafting!