CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March

CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March

Hello, my friends!  WeIcome to Guneaux Designs.  As a  guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage, I  have for you a project featuring the CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March stamp and coordinating die set.

Speaking of March, did you know that the  month of March is synonymous with the onset of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Accordingly, the flower associated with the month of March is the Daffodil.  The Scrapping Cottage has a stamp and coordinating die for the flower of each month. Check out these beautiful stamps and dies HERE.

Moving on, here is the card I made with the beautiful CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March stamp.

My Daffodil is designed after the Fortissimo Daffodil that has yellow petals and a cup of glowing orange to red.  Here is a picture of the flower.

I made the card as a “Big Flap” card, and you can make this card too by following these instructions:

Step 1.  Stamp the CottageCutz Daffodil Flower onto a piece of white card stock.  I wanted a “no-line coloring” image; therefore, I used different colors of markers to add ink to sections of the image and stamped them separately.  I used yellow for the petals of the daffodil, peach for the cup, green for the leaves and stems, and gray for the rocks.

Step 2.  Color the image as desired.  I used various Copic Sketch Markers to color my image.  After coloring it, I used the two largest dies from the CottageCutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle Set to cut out the image.  Also, I stamped, colored, fussy cut, and attached the butterfly that is part of the CuttageCutz Daffodil Flower – March set using foam tape.

Step 3.  Set aside the image and start creating the card base.

Step 4.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 10″ piece of card stock (your choice of color).

Step 5.  Place the card stock horizontally onto a score board and score at the 4″ and 8-1/4″  marks.

Step 6.  Fold the score lines toward each other.

Step 7.  Select a double-sided designer paper and cut two 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces, and two 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces.

 Step 8.  Attach one of the 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″  pieces of designer paper to the larger flap on the front of the card base.

Step 9.  Attach one of the 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of designer paper to the small flap on the front of the card base.  (I selected the same side of the designer paper for the front.)

Step 10.  Attach the second 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of designer paper onto the inside large flap.  I used the other side of the designer paper.

Step 11.  Attach the second 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of designer paper onto the inside small flap..

Step 12.  Cut a piece of white card stock with the largest die from the CottageCutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle Set 

Step 13.  Attach the outside frame cut from the image (see Step 2.) to the piece of white card stock using a double layer of double-sided foam tape.

Step 14.  Attach the image inside of the above frame. 

Step 15.  Apply a strong adhesive to the back left side of the above image piece.  

Step 16.  Close both flaps of the card base with the right one over the left one.  Attach the framed image to the front large flap of the card base, ensuring it is centered over the front and not attached to the right small flap of the card.  The strong adhesive is necessary to ensure the image piece will not come off as the card is opened and closed.

Step 17.  Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of card stock, add a sentiment and/or an embellishment, and attach to the center of the inside of the card.

Step 18.  Embellish the card as desired.  I cut several small flowers using the   CottageCutz Tree of Nature Die.  I cupped them with a stylus and adhered micro beads to the centers.  I used the CottageCutz Winter Branches Die to cut green stems (not branches LOL) for the tiny flowers and added them to the two corners of my card front and the center piece inside the card. 

I hope you are inspired by my CottageCutz Daffodil Flower – March card.

CottageCutz Dies Used:



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Smackin’ Acetate Technique

Splitcoaststampers’ Try A New Technique Challenge, TLC577, Smackin’ Acetate Technique

On Monday, Splitcoaststampers’ Try A New Technique Challenge, TLC577, is to create using the “Smackin’ Acetate” Technique.  This technique is similar to that of coloring on acrylic blocks and transferring the color to paper.  Have you tried the Smackin’ Acetate Technique before?  I had not heard of it until Monday.  LOL

Splitcoaststamper’ Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS368, Spring Critters

Also on Monday, Splitcoastampers’ Clean and Simple Challenge,  CAS368, Spring Critters, is to create in celebration of spring!  Seeing more signs that spring is here and to celebrate the springing forward of our clocks, the challenge is to bring out our spring critters.

I combined the challenges and created this card.

(Update:  This card was in the Splitcoaststampers favorites for the week ending on March 20, 2016.)

(Update #2:  I am so honored that this card was picked today, March 31, 2016 as the Customer Card of the Day by Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD)!  I am so blessed and grateful for this recognition!  You can read about it on ODBD Blog.)

Smackin' Acetate Technique

I used the Smackin’ Acetate Technique for the land behind the lamb.  The following explains the technique.

  1.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Lavender Lace Marker to color the top of the acetate, Barely Banana to color the middle, and Old Olive to color the bottom.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

2.  I spritzed water on the acetate next.  The water moves the ink around.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

3.  I placed the inked and spritzed side of the acetate down onto watercolor paper and used my fingers to push the ink on the paper.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

4.  I removed the acetate and used a slightly wet watercolor brush to spread the inks.

Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS368, Spring Critters

The part of my card that incorporates the CAS368, Spring Critters, is the Lamb.  Having been raised on a small farm, every spring we looked forward to the births our little “spring critters”; lambs, chicks, calves, piglets, foals, etc.

Also Easter is in the spring time.  Therefore, my Lamb represents more than a critter.  It is the Lamb of God, Jesus.  The three crosses in the background represent the cross upon which Jesus was hung, and the crosses upon which the prisoners hung beside Jesus.

Smackin' Acetate Technique

As for the rest of the design, I sewed (or tried to) yellow flowers around the border of the card to replicate the yellow flowers around the lamb, which I colored with copics.  I embossed the lavender paper with a wood grain embossing folder which represents the wooden cross upon which Jesus hung.  I added a cut out from Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) doily die that lies underneath the lamb and topped it off with a white bow made with Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  The circle encompassing the lamb and the doily were made with ODBD Pastel Paper, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, and ODBD Doily Die .  Here are additional photos:

Smackin Acetate Technique Smackin' Acetate Technique

I hope you try the technique and join in on the challenges!

CCOD Button




PAPER:  Watercolor Paper, ODBD Pastel Paper, and Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana and a Lavender Card Stock

INK:  Stampin’ Up! Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, and Old Olive Markers, and Copics

ACCESSORIES:  ODBD Little Lamb Die, ODBD Ornamental Crosses Dies, ODBD Doily Dies, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Organza Ribbonand Stampin’ Up Wood Grain Embossing Folder


TECHNIQUES: Smackin’ Acetate Technique


Swallowtail Butterfly



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SU Easter Blossoms

Hello, my friends!  Thanks for stopping by to see my SU Easter Blossoms card.   I created this card in response to an Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers as described below.  The stamp set, SU Easter Blossoms, has beautiful stamps, and I used the egg stamp to create the eggs on my card.  This card features my favorite colors, the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow.

SU Easter Blossoms

Audrie (girlgeek101) hosted Saturday’s Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge, IC536 Easter Egg Hunt. She selected this Pinterest page for our Easter Egg Hunt. What an outstanding and beautiful inspiration site.  She always picks marvelous sites for the Inspiration Challenges on each Saturday.

This is my selection from which I drew my inspiration.  I love the blue color in the inspiration piece, so I picked the retired Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue color to be a close match.  I wish Stampin’ Up! would bring back that color.

This is a closeup of the eggs in the basket.  Notice the “white shiny grass” in the basket? I made that with a grass die and SU White Glitter Tape.  Also notice the two flowers on the basket.  These are SU Vintage Flowers that I colored with a Copic Marker.

SU Easter Blossoms

I added to the side of the card an extra egg and added some dangling thread that I unraveled from Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

SU Easter Blossoms

When I unraveled the thread, I kept part of the seam binding together to add as a ribbon and bow along the right side of the basket’s handle as seen below.

SU Easter Blossoms

I created the basket from a Sizzix Basket Original Die.

SU Easter Blossoms

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit and will return soon!



Stamps:  SU Easter Blossoms

Paper:  SU Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, and Brilliant Blue

Ink:  SU Brilliant Blue and Copic Marker B28

Card Size:  5-1/2″ sq.

Accessories:  We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven, Spellbinders Classic Oval Dies, SU Vintage Flowers, ODBD Happy Easter Die, SU Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, SU White Glitter Metallics Tape, Sizzix Original Basket Die, and Lawn Cuts Grassy Border Die


Swallowtail Butterfly



Jesus said:  “Everyone will hate you because of me.  But not a hair of your head will perish.  Stand firm, and you will win life.”  Luke 21:17.