Showing posts with label Cottage Cutz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cottage Cutz. Show all posts

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sunflower Shaker card and Expression Plus dies

Hello to all !!!!

Summer is at its peak and so are the beautiful sun flower blooms .
CottageCutz has come up with amazing set of Expression Plus dies 35 in total and all of them are awesome. You can check them out here.

There is also a video showcasing the dies made by our design team mate.
Here in this video she shows the beautiful dies and how she has used them on the cards.

For my card today, I have used the beautiful sun flower die and have created a shaker card . Also see how I have added the expression WISH in a 3d way.

Start by die cutting all the designs in white card stock. Cut two foam frames from the stitched round rectangle frame. Cut the Wish frame three times and the sun flower die two times.

Colour all the die cuts as shown with Archival inks

 Adhere the two sponge frames together. Cut another backing frame from a pattern paper. Adhere a transparent sheet of the same size as the frame with glue. Adhere one sunflower face down as shown. Add the sequins and mini glitter balls. Cover with the backing paper.

Distress the frame with Peeled Paint ink. Add the other sub flowers.

Adhere the wish die cut colouring two with green ink giving a little shading and adhere to the last white piece , offsetting a little. Adhere this shaker panel on a card mat. Add twine and the wish phrase. Adhere the whole panel on an A2 card base.

the finished card

Do visit the CottageCutz blog to see the inspirations and stop by at the store for all your die cutting shopping.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 10, 2017


Hello ,

Its Anita here and I am back with my Friday post.
Happiness is such a subjective emotion. many derive happiness by spending time with their loved ones while some become happy by being with their pets.  know some people are happy when alone while some like noisy crowd to be happy.
I find happiness in flowers. And I am happy when my flowers bloom the way I want them to. And the CottageCutz 3D flowers dies are most amazing ones that make my flowers look happy.

There is a wide variety of flower and leaf dies ranging from tiny flowers to mega sized blooms.

For my card here, I have created some spring flowers and I loved the purple hue . Do follow the step by step instructions for making these flowers.
Here is my card.

 Instructions for making flowers

Cut the die cuts from white card stock using CottageCutz dies

Cut out 2  frames each for the card base and stick them together.

Colour the flowers and leaves using distress inks and put tiny dots with black pen. Mist the flowers with water.

Shape using an embossing tool on a foam mat as shown

Make pollen centres as shown

Add wire pollens to filler flowers

Carefully make small cut marks in between the petals. This will enable the pollen centres to pass through.

Complete all the flowers and lay them out on the card.

the finished card measures 7"/ 7". It has two mat layers of 6.5/6.5" and 6"/6". The edges have been distressed. Cut 4 strips from pattern paper measuring 1"/ 7" and swipe walnut stain ink to give that distressed look. Adhere on card front as shown.

CottageCutz dies used

Other products

Distress inks-walnut stain, seedless preserve, wilted violet, Memento inks-bamboo leaves, ivy cottage. white card stock

Do leave a few happy words and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 3, 2017


Hello !!!!
This is Anita here!!! First let me apologize for not posting last week as I was on vacation and was out of all internet connections. Now I am back, refereshed and recharged and rearing to go with new projects.
CottageCutz has come up with amazing line of stamps and die combos that are too adorable. I have loved each one of them and you too I am sure will like them. You can check these HERE and HERE and HERE

Today I am going to feature one of my favourite floral stamp-Violets-February

This is a beautiful floral stamp with matching die and colouring this is so much fun. I have made two cards here which inspite of being simple are yet very pretty.
So have a look.

To make this, I gathered my stamp and die set, some water colour paper and Zig real brush pens. I stamped the image on a white card stockcut with Memento Black ink and cut it with coordinating die.

Colour the image as shown.

Adhere the image on Cross stitched Oval die with 3d Foam tape.

Cut oval frames using the Cross stitch Oval set. You will need three broad frames and one narrow frame.

Adhere all together and distress the narrow frame as shown.

For the backing , place the oval die cut on a pattern paper and cut out the oval shape. Adhere to the back.

Score a card front on the score board. Add some quick water colour. Adhere the oval panel.

  The finished card

 CottageCutz Products used
CottageCutz Violets - February (Stamp & Die)

I have another card that I wanted to share with you. It is showing the same Violet flower set. I liked the finished result with both the soft water colour and the bold colour. I have stamped and coloured the image on water colour paper using zig brush pens to colour. The colouring has a washed effect which adds to the beauty of these flowers.

Here I have used CottageCutz Double stitched Rectangle die to create the frames of my card.

I hope you liked my cards. There are many more floral stamp and die sets for each month and all of them are so beautiful. Do try them . 
Hope you had a good time here. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016



It's Anita here . It is the most super busy time of the year and we all are doing innumerable tasks all at the same time. With so much workload, it becomes very difficult to make heavy cards and projects.
So  I have a very simple and elegant card for you that can be made very quickly.

Do have a look here.

This is a card with an embossed panel and just three die cuts.

CottageCutz store has a huge supply of dies for all themes. do stop by and browse for the design of your choice.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Roses on a Tag with CottageCutz

Hello friends !!!

Happy Saturday. I am really amazed to see how time flies. It's the last week of the month and almost half the year is gone. Sometimes, I want to hold on to time and go on creating the best of my projects. But as it's said that we must go on doing our work, I too forget everything when it comes to crafting !!! How many hours do you craft everyday ? Just a question !!!! I try to spend every waking minute in my craft room.

So let me show you what I have for you today. By now, everyone knows about my passion for flower making . With so many beautiful 3D flower dies from CottageCutz, I want to give shape to a variety of flowers using these dies. I have made sweet roses this time using the CottageCutz 3D flower #5
along with the new release die from This and That Collection-Butterfly tag
Its all about gardens and spring.
So do have a look and follow the photo tutorial below to see how I made this tag.

 Dies used for making the tag

CottageCutz Butterfly tag
CottageCutz 3D flower # 5
CottageCutz greenery die

I have cut all the die cuts in white 160 gsm card stock

Distress the tags with Distress inks

Cut a corrugated piece which is 1/4 inch bigger than the tag on all sides and paint it black.

I added some design with stencils on one of the tag.

Cut out the butterfly from one of the tag that has no stencil design and apply Glossy Accents. Then sprinkle some glitter. Let it dry.

Add colours to flowers and leaves using  Distress inks.

To make the rose, choose 5 large flowers and cup on the opposite side.

Roll one petal like a cone and secure with adhesive.

Bring the rest of the petals together like this.

Add another layer bring the petals together.

Add all five layers as shown and curl the petals outwards with a tweezer,

The rose is ready.

Stick the two tags together with the butterfly one on top. Adhere the glitter butterfly on the tag below as shown. Arrange the flowers as shown. 

Do stop by the CottageCutz blog for the new challenge. /the theme is spring and you can win wonderful prizes.