Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Baby Monkey Congratulations Card


Happy Hump Day everyone! It's my turn to post a project using CottageCutz dies. Today I'm celebrating baby using one of the new dies from the CottageCutz baby release! This little fella is such a cutie and is a perfect way to congratulate someone special who has welcomed a new little monkey of their own.

I invite you to visit the video which shows you how I made this card in detail. Also included in the video description are the dimensions for all the pieces I used in this project and links to the products (Disclaimer - I don't earn commissions on CottageCutz die sales).


I used several techniques on this monkey to maximize his cuteness. First I shaded him using brown and black chalks before putting him together. I raised up his paws with foam tape and rounded his tummy before placing a strip of foam tape down his middle to help retain the baby tummy roundness. He demanded some googly eyes and I happily complied! Then his mouth was traced with a black fine-lined marker so his personality could really shine. I also rounded the balloons and attached them with foam tape to the strings. The balloons are part of this monkey set and I know I'll use them for many other projects. It's always nice when a die can be versatile.




Hope you enjoyed this little guy. I'll be posting again for CottageCutz on April 30th but I'm going to try to post a project this weekend. It all depends on how much spring yard work I get done! Take care and see you soon!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Birthday Cupcake - Sizzix Happy Birthday Set


Happy Saturday Crafty Friends! Today I'm posting a project I had a lot of fun with. It features the Sizzix Happy Birthday Cupcake die and stamp set. I really enjoy having stamps to go with dies because they add so much detail. I am not much of an artist when it comes to drawing so the stamps are a welcome help for me.

To see how this card was made and view more close-up photos of this card, please watch the video by clicking below:


As a head's up, I won't be posting next Saturday as I am enjoying spring break with my family. I will be posting next on Wednesday, April 19th and I'll be showing you some more adorable CottageCutz dies. A baby release is coming soon and I can't wait to show you what I've been making with them!

Thanks for spending some time with me today! Until next time, have a great week and keep crafting!

Card Dimensions:
5 x 7 Card Base
Yellow Mat - 4.5" x 6.5"
Blue Mat - 3.75" x 5" 
Purple Mat - 3.5" x 4.75"
Small Blue Vertical Mat - 5" x 1.5"
Pink Mat - 4.75" x 1.25"

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Link to purchase the Sizzix set I used in the video
Link to purchase Sizzix Set
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