Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Hello my crafty friends! Father's Day may be over but I've still got masculine cards on the brain. This week's project  is called a double-fold card and is also known as a Joyful card fold. This is a nice fold design because it starts out a normal A2 size but once opened expands to three panels and 10.25" wide.


I used many different CottageCutz die sets to create this project but if you don't have these dies, just substitute with different dies or whatever you have on hand. This same idea can work on a number of different themes. Just start by thinking about what you want to use for the closure and then go from there.

In my case, I started with the tree from the Grass, Trees & Vines set and built the rest around the outdoors theme. I also used all the dies from the stamp and die set called Woodlands. The detail in these stamps and dies are awesome. You can color these any number of ways but I chose to use my PrismaColor pencils. I colored the dies from the Fishing Gear set with distressed ink. 

For complete instructions and dimensions, please visit my YouTube Channel by clicking on the video image below. As always, ask any questions you have and give me a thumbs up if you enjoy the video. If you haven't already, please subscribe so that you won't miss any future CottageCutz videos. Thank you for supporting the channel. I appreciate every one of you who follow me across any of my social media platforms.

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Thanks for spending some time today with me today. See you again soon!

- Janet

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Happy Wednesday scrapping fans! Today's project once again features super cute dies from CottageCutz. Today I'm sharing a summer card with a die cut circle background. I'm always looking for ways to get the most of my basic dies and this is one more idea for that. I hope it will inspire you to try it. Circles could work equally well on a scrapbook page don't you think? This technique adds a lot of texture, especially if you emboss them as I did here. The stitched detail on the circles really add a nice touch to the overall image too.


Here in North Carolina, we're already hitting low 90's regularly so I am totally in the mood to create summer scenes on my projects. Today's project features the Gladiolus stamp and die set which is the August flower in the Birthday Flowers release from January. I had to have this one because Glads were my Grandma's favorite garden flower and August is my birthday month. After coloring the die cut with PrismaColor pencils and a little Wink of Stella on the flower centers, I mounted it on the background with foam tape. The card also features the Discover Expression Plus die which I coated with clear heat embossing to add thickness and gloss. So pretty!

There's a lot more to share with you about this project. To find out all the details of how to make this card along with dimensions and supplies, please click below to see the video. While you're there, don't forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.


Thanks for spending some time with me today. Hope the rest of your week is great!

Janet
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