Saturday

12 Days Christmas Holiday Crafts - Day 1

Hello crafty friends!
I am super excited to kick off my 2021 12 Days of Holiday and Christmas crafts! I have done something like this in the very distant past. EXCEPT, it was the 25 days of Christmas and it was with the help of a lot of crafty friends! During those past events, each day there was a theme and the participants crafted their hearts out! It was such a pleasure doing them...but a LOT of work! Through out the years, different crafters would come and go. I lost touch with some of them and some of them moved their crafting in a different direction. I mention all of this because I was reflecting on it all as I was trying to determine what I was going to do this year. There are some very special memories and crafty friendships that were made along the way. At the heart of it all, was a desire to share our common joy for crafting and to give to the crafty community.

So with that same spirit, I am endeavoring to do this fun 12 Days of Christmas and Holiday crafting! I hope the projects I share, will inspire you and encourage you to get your craft on! Most will be easy projects that you can quickly do. I will be sharing the following with them.

FREE Cricut Design Space File Links
FREE SVG Cut Files
FREE Digital Stamps
FREE Printables
FREE Digital Patterned Papers
And anything else that may come up! So you will want to be sure to come back by each day.

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Sunday

Weekly Calendar Page with Cottage Cutz Christmas Dies

Happy Sunday Funday crafty friends! Today I am sharing another fun project for the Scrapping Cottage Blog.

Today's project is my weekly page spread for the first week in December. I shared the December month page last week. I am working on a December Mini Album / December Daily project. This little layout features two dies from the new Christmas Releases. You can scoop these adorable dies up and save big with their  30% off sale.

Here is a look at my project.

Gingerbread Family Die Cut December Calendar page

Happy Sunday crafty friends! First things first.... Did you remember to "fall back" today? I hope that extra hour means you get an extra hour of crafty time!!!!

Today I am sharing a cute December calendar I made featuring the gingerbread family die set along with a few elements from a couple other dies! They are all part of the fantastic Christmas Release #2.  Now is the perfect time to pick them up! They are 30% off

Here is a look at my project.

It is a fun December calendar page. The finished size is 7 x 7.

I will be creating a December Daily type project this year. I started off with this page.
For the base of the project, I started with a piece of 7x7 green cardstock. I then cut a white cardstock mat at 6.75 x 6.75. I then used an "ancient" MS border punch in my stash for the border.
To that I added a mat of some patterned paper I created. I cut that at 5.5 x 5.5. I added some flat back pearl strands to that border. 

Here's a closer look at some of the elements at the bottom of the layout.

Here you can see the cute girly gingerbread. You can also see the cute candy canes and the darling bow. The candy canes are from the Marshmallow Guys die cut. I colored them with my red marker and then added a little red stickles to give it a little extra. The double bow comes from the beautiful Ice Skates die. I love that you can easily mix and match pieces from the various dies!

To the top right corner, I added this pretty little stitched Cardinal with some holly leaves and berries. I added a touch of stickles to the berries for an extra touch. The photo doesn't show the sparkle to well though. 

Here's a closer look at the cute little gingerbread child and father. They are so cute and pretty easy to put together.


Here is one last look at my spread. I created the monthly calendar and then sized it down and printed it.
I haven't decided if I am going to add this to a little mini album or which way I am going to combine them. So STAY TUNED as next week I will be sharing more of my pages!


The Dies I used to create these projects:




Well that about covers it for today! 

Make sure to head on over to CottageCutz.com and check out all of the super, super cute dies in their two most recent releases! You will want to take advantage of the great savings on these and more of the fabulous Sale!

Be sure to head over and check out the fantastic
CHRISTMAS PART 2 RELEASE!!!!
SOME AMAZINGLY CUTE DIES! 
This release has the Merry Christmas with Shadow die.

CHRISTMAS PART 1 RELEASE!!!!
SOME MORE AMAZINGLY CUTE DIES! 


Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and YouTube channel. I am gearing up for some great Christmas and Holiday Project shares very soon! Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

Two Pretty Poinsettia Die Cut Cards

Happy Sunday crafty friends! I'm so glad you stopped by. Today I am sharing two Christmas cards. Both of them feature the beautiful Poinsettia and Holly Flower Christmas Die and the Merry Christmas Die, both from Cottage Cutz. The Poinsettia is from the new dies in their Christmas Part 1 release. The Merry Christmas is from their new Christmas Part 2 release. Now is the perfect time to pick them up! They are 30% off! That is a terrific savings.

Here is a look at my first card. 

Christmas Tags With Gingerbread Cocoa House Die - Cottage Cutz

Happy crafty Sunday crafty friends! I am back with another fun, cute project featuring some of the fabulous dies from the 1st Release of Christmas dies from Cottage Cutz. Here's a look at what I created.


 They feature the adorable Gingerbread Cocoa House die. It is one of the new dies in this season's 1st Christmas Die release. Now is the perfect time to pick them up! They are 30% off and they are terrific! They will make your holiday crafty projects look fabulous! The two tags are approximately 3.5" wide by 4.5" high.