Happy Birthday Shabby Chic Card

Hey crafty friends,
So glad you stopped in today! I am sharing yet another easy and fun card with dies from the new Cottage Cutz Black Friday release. Here is what I am sharing today!
Melinda Beltran Cottage Cutz Die Card
I created a top folding A4 card. I started with a white cardstock base. 

I used some pretty shabby chic patterned paper. I inked the edges of the paper with some black ink to give it a vintage look.

I added the mat to a smaller wacky stitched rectangle. I also did the same with a larger mat for an extra layer.

I used some wildflowers from the Wildflowers die. I cut some in white and some in black. The white ones I colored with my marker and then added some stickles to them. I deccided to put a bow in the center of the spray.
Melinda Beltran Cottage Cutz Die Card
Here is one last look at my finished card. I love the contrast of the white mats to the shabby chic/vintagey looking papers.

Dies Used For This Project

Sentiment, Happy Birthday


Wacky Stitched Rectangle Set

Here are the Black Friday Bundles

Bundle #1

Bundle #2

Be sure to hit the sale while it is available.

Well, that about covers it for today. Be sure to come back real soon. You will want to keep up with my crafty adventures! Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

Vintage Mailbox New Black Friday Die Release

Hello crafty friends!
Today I am sharing a card I created with the new dies released for Black Friday by Cottage Cutz. Here is what I created.

I created a top folding A4 card. I used some black cardstock for the base. I then used some pretty shabby papers for the mats.

Easy Masculine Deer Christmas Card

Happy Terrific Tuesday crafty friends! 
I hope your day is off to a great start. Can you believe it is going to be Thanksgiving this week?! Where is the time going! Well, I need to get cracking on some Christmas/Holiday cards, so I decided to make this easy, masculine card. Take a look...

Fall Leaf Die Cut Jewelry Set

Happy Tuesday crafty friends,
Today I am over on the Cottage Cutz blog. I am sharing a fun project I created with one of the cute die cutz from the new fall Cottage Cutz release. Here is what I created.
I made this pretty jewelry set with the beautiful fall leaves die. It includes the gorgeous "skeleton" shapes (outlines) of the leaves. ere is how I made my set.

I started by cutting out my leaves several times on various colors. I wasn't sure which color was going to be my base colors. I ultimately landed on the black cardstock.

I went to work gluing all the layers together. I ultimately decided to use black as the base colors. 

I made one of the maples leaves and two of the, I will call them Oak leaves.

Here are the two Oak leaves layered and set aside to dry.

Once I finished gluing them all together, I needed to color the sides in.  I colored it all in black so that it would be cohesive. Here is a pic of one colored and one still not.

After combining all of the paper layers together, I set them aside to dry. I then took some of the Cricut Premium Vinyl in a Brushed texture. I chose the "copper" looking color. See photo above.

I then cut out some of the leaves with the brushed vinyl. They cut out very well. They did not cut through the backer paper which makes getting tghem seperated was pretty smooth.

Here is where I decided to use the outline with the veins image.

I then used the solid pieces and laid them onto the back pieces. You can see that the mirror image is not an exact match, but pretty close. If you really wanted to be spot on, you would just need to flip the vinyl with the top vinyl layer face down. You may have to use a shim to make sure you can cut all the way through including the backing paper.

Here is a view of the maple back. The flip side is pretty symetrical with the exception of the stem. It is going in the opposite direction. To remedy that, I simplty cut it and released it from the full leaf shape, you can just put it on the stem and position it to go the opposite way. The material is overall pliable.

After I finished layering and covering all three leaves, I set about to make the gem pieces. Here is a shot of the smaller dangles for the earrings.

Here are the gems for the maple. I made them and used a jump ring to wrap around the stemp.

Here is a shot of the back of the jump wring. It is simply wrapped around the stem.

Here is what it looks like with just the gem dangles around the jump ring.
Here is what the maple leaf looks like. To get the jump ring to stay and not fall off, I wrapped some wire around the stem and then made a simple loop at the top. This gave me a way to connect this to a necklace. By wrapping the stem, it also strengthens it.

Here are the finished earrings. I wrapped the wire and made a small loop. I then used some earring hooks to add the leaves to.

Here is one last look at my completed set. I think it turned out very pretty. I made a matching bracelet and think it all turned out super cute!

Dies Used
Fall Leaves

I hope you enjoyed this project. Please make sure and head over to CottageCutz.com and pick up some of these wonderful dies. They will not disappoint.

Well that about covers it for today. Be sure to come back by again.
Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day.

Thanksgiving Placecards With Cute Dies

Happy Tuesday crafty friends,
I hope your day is going well. Today I am sharing some super cute, fun and easy place cards for our upcoming Thanksgiving dinner table. Here's what I have.