I Wish You Easter Blessings!

Hello everyone! Today I'm celebrating the peace of Easter with this soft card dedicated to Christ during this holy season. No matter what your religion is or isn't, I wish you peace and love every day but especially during this special time of the year.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate each and every one of you and hope you are having a great day.

Click on the photo below to go to the video or the DIRECT LINK.

This project was made with the following supplies:

1) Ornate Cross Die - CottageCutz

2) Stitched Wide Oval Frame - CottageCutz

3) Stitched Oval Set - CottageCutz

4) Peace Stamp & Cut - Hero Arts

5) Pierced Banner Layer Die - Avery Elle

Card Challenges:
Crafty Gals Challenges - Anything Goes 3/28
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #523 Add a Quote - Ends April 4

CAS - Rise & Shine Hello!

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a CAS (Clean & Simple) card featuring dies from the new Rise & Shine Collection and the Spring Collection. Before I forget, did you know that the Rise & Shine Collection is on sale for 25% off? Here’s the link to check out all the great breakfast and food related dies in this release: Rise & Shine Collection

So back to my card. When I first saw the Rise & Shine Collection, I was immediately attracted to the strong and colorful graphic in the Rise & Shine Phrase die. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s such a beautiful classic graphic image. I have used it today to make a hello card that will tell someone special I’m thinking about them. Since it has a farm theme, I kept the colors simple: green, craft, white, blue, red, with highlights of yellow and orange. I found that the Oval Doily and Frame die was a perfect backdrop to the die. Inside, I used the craft doily portion as the mat for the wonderful one cut Butterfly Hello die.

Today’s video is a short tutorial to show you how this card is made. I hope you’ll visit and let me know what you think. Just click on the thumbnail below or on this direct link to watch: Video Link

Thanks for checking out today’s project. It’s always fun to be here with you.


Dies used in this project:

Creative Escape Papercrafting Card Kit Unboxing and Shaker Card

Take a peak at the March Amazing Value Card Kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting! This is a fantastic card kit with lots of fresh spring florals and patterns that will make you want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

This kit is loaded with plenty of goodies to make many cards, scrapbook layouts or home decor items. It comes with card stock, embellishments, a stamp and die set, a mini ink cube, 2 custom sequin mixes, a wood frame, puff dots, 6 pieces of card stock, a yard of ribbon and two yards of twine and a piece of gold card stock. All you need are a few common supplies and your imagination!

Look for future card kit videos where I will show you the newest kit and 10 cards made with it. It's going to be a fun challenge!

You can find Creative Escape Papercrafting here:

Have a great week and see you again soon!

- Janet

CottageCutz Easter Hop 3/16 and 3/17


Hi everyone! I'm really excited to kick off the CottageCutz Easter hop. We have so many great projects to show you and so many great prizes are up for grabs! I've included photos here of the projects. I am posting videos with two project on my SugarShine Channel and three projects for the CottageCutz channel on Friday.

Join us and get some great ideas and an opportunity to win prizes from each designer including two $25 gift certificates from our sponsor, Scrapping Cottage.

Half the videos will be release today, Friday, March 16th and the other half on Saturday, March 17th. To qualify for the prizes, you must watch, comment and subscribe to each channel. There are two videos on the CottageCutz channel so be sure to comment on each of them as well.

You can enter through March 23rd. The winner videos will be posted by all the designers on Friday March 30th. This gives us a week to verify the subscribers from all the channels who commented and qualify to be in the drawings.

Here are the links for all the project videos:

**************IMPORTANT DATES******************

MARCH 16-23rd: Period when hop is open. Watch, comment & subscribe to qualify to be in the drawings from each designer and two $25 gift certificates from our sponsor, Scrapping Cottage

MARCH 30: Winner videos for each channel will be posted. Visit each to find out if you won.


Winners will be announced on MARCH 30th. This will give us enough time to verify all the people who followed the rules and can be included in the drawing.

For all the dies featured, please visit ScrappingCottage.com

Thanks for visiting me and joining in on our hop. I'm grateful and humbled by your loyal support. 


Me - Sugar Shine Designs

Sherry - CPR Craft Pray Repeat 

Julie Krabbenhoft - Paper Play with Julie K
Me for CottageCutz 

Jill Norwood

Gloria - Crafticakes7

Christina Betts


Markisha - Sweet Papery Treasures

Betty -

Sherry from CPR for CottageCutz 

Carol Hurlock   

Rebekah - Iammama24

Robyn Pitts - Sir Chauncey Rocco Creative Designs

Elaine - Max and Shoji 

Stitched Fruit Thank You Set

Hi everyone! Today I'm here to show you a set of thank you cards for the spring season. I have really enjoyed working with the dies in the new CottageCutz In Stitches collection. There is so much to choose from and they can be used year around. I am a huge fan of the stitched look so these are right up my ally!

Today's set of five cards feature the delicious Stitched Fruit dies. Here you will find a lemon, apple, pear, strawberry and cherries. These are nice sized dies when assembled and were perfect as the focal points for my card set. They would be awesome on tags also. I have to say I kept thinking about slot machines when I was working with them since they are the fruits found in the traditional slots. But I digress. LOL!

The Thanks sentiment is cut from the Stitched Alphabet set. The entire alphabet cuts out at once and are a nice chunky size at 1" tall for words or short phrases on your card projects. The letters would also work wonderfully on your scrapbook layouts. There are matching numbers to match the letters although I didn't use them in today's project.

The circle die cut comes from one of my most favorite shape sets, Nested Wacky Stitched Circle Set. To create a little additional interest, I trimmed about 3/8" of the circle off and butt it against a narrow green strip and a red embossed strip of card stock.

Please click on the video thumbnail below or this link to watch how these cards were created.

Thanks for stopping by to get some inspiration for your projects. Have a crafty day!


Dies Used In This Project:

Upcoming CottageCutz Happy Easter Hop

Hi Everyone! Here's some exciting news about another CottageCutz hop coming next weekend. This time we'll be featuring Easter and spring dies from the newest collections from Scrapping Cottage. The video is from our hop coordinator, Sherry Wolfe of Craft Pray Repeat. As before, there will be tons of inspiration and a huge number of great prizes, including CottageCutz gift certificates. Mark your calendars!