Hello from the CottageCutz Lighthouse

HELLO FROM THE COTTAGECUTZ LIGHTHOUSE

Hello, friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage Blog.  My “Hello form the CottageCutz Lighthouse” card share features the CottageCutz Hello Phrase die, which is a newly released word die from the CottageCutz Expressions Plus collection.

My card also features other CottageCutz dies: the CottageCutz Lighthouse die, Stitched Wide Circle Frame Set dies, CottageCutz Lighthouse w/ Clouds die, and CottageCutz Seagulls in Flight Die.

These are the steps I took to make this “Hello from the CottageCutz Lighthouse” card:

  • Using the CottageCutz Lighthouse die, I cut out the lighthouse in white, red, blue, green, gray, and yellow card stock and assembled the pieces.
  • I used the CottageCutz Stitched Wide Circle Frame Set dies to cut several circle frames and a circle from a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock.

  • I glued the circle frames together to create dimension.

  • Using the circle that was cut out from the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock, I colored a sky, rock cliff, and ocean on it.  I added Liquid Applique in selected areas and heat set it.

  • I cut out three “hello” sentiments using the CottageCutz Hello Phrase die and blue card stock.  I glued them together, covered the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

  • I cut out seagulls from the CottageCutz Lighthouse w/ Clouds Die and CottageCutz Seagulls in Flight Die, and added a touch of color to them.  I rolled the wings with my fingers.

  • I began assembling my card by cutting a 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ piece of blue card stock to which I glued the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock with the circle cut out.

  • To this piece, I attached both the circle frames and colored circle inside of the cut out circle.

  • Lastly, I added the lighthouse, seagulls, and hello sentiment to the above piece. Then I attached it to a 4-3/4″ x 6″ white card base.

I hope you enjoy the card and are inspired by it!


These are the CottageCutz dies used to create my Hello from the CottageCutz Lighthouse card.

      


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


John 14:23 & 24

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.  He who does not love me will not obey my teachings.  These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” 

CottageCutz Pram & Precious Dies

Hello, friends and thank you for stopping by.  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage Blog.  I am featuring one of the beautiful, recently released Expressions Plus Design Dies, “Precious” and the CottageCutz Pram Die from the April CottageCutz Baby Designs Release.  I think that the CottageCutz Pram & Precious Dies are a perfect match!

I love the new CottageCutz script dies as they are made with such a beautiful font.  They are also a wonderful size.  The “precious” die used on this card is approximate 4″W x 1″H.  And the darling vintage baby carriage, also showcased on this card, is an awesome die. One can make so many variations of the carriage by using different colors of card stock and other crafting products.  I wanted to dress this one up, so I added pearls and sparkling glitter.  May this card inspire you to try the CottageCutz Pram die to create such a beauty!

SUPPLIES USED AND STEPS FOR CREATING THE CARD

Supplies:

Steps:

  • Cut a 6″ x 12″ piece of pink card stock and fold it in the middle for the card base
  • Cut a 6″ x 6″ piece of designer paper with shades of pink and green
  • Adhere the 6″ x 6″ designer paper to the front of the card base
  • Using the CottageCutz Pram Die, cut the baby carriage from a piece of white card stock, and repeat with pink card stock

  • Adhere the pieces together (I attached one carriage to another to offset mine)

  • Cover the center piece of the carriage with white sparkly glitter
  • Add crafting pearls to the carriage

  • Attach this to the center of the card front (as seen in the first photo)
  • Cut out several pink flowers using the CottageCutz Tree of Nature Die

  • Cut out several green stems and leaves using the CottageCutz Grass, Trees & Vines die

  • Attach the flowers to the stems
  • Add pink stickles to the center of the flowers
  • Add the stems and flowers to the bottom and left side of the card
  • Cut out the “precious” sentiment from pink card stock using the CottageCutz Precious Die and add it to the top center of the card

  • Cut out a flower using the CottageCutz 3-D Flower #7 die
  • Shape with a stylus the three smallest flowers, cover them with a white glitter, adhere them together, and add Prills to the center

  • Attach the flower to the bottom, right of the card front

That finishes the card, and there are more photos below.  Let me know what your thoughts are about this card by leaving comments.  I love reading comments!

       

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


James 1:2-4
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower

Hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage Blog, and I have a card for you that showcases the lovely CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower and the newly released CottageCutz Expression Plus Design die, “hello” .

The new CottageCutz Plus Designs dies (i.e., word dies) are fantastic!  I love the script design, and the die cuts are a great size.  For a limited time, these wonderful dies are 25% off!

My color selections of card stock and coloring were selected to coincide with the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for yesterday.  These are the colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, and Always Artichoke, which are Stampin’ Up! colors.

I created the card by first stamping with black ink the lovely CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower image onto white card stock and coloring it with copics that closely match the above colors.  I used the matching die to cut out the floral image.

Afterwards, I decided I wanted to create an inlay with the image, so I used the negative of the floral image and a die from the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set to cut a rectangle.  Additionally, my butterfly from the same floral stamp and die set was on this panel and I wanted to include it.

  

My next step was to use a stencil and oxide inks to create this panel from white card stock.  I decided I wanted a piece of designer paper as a mat for the panel.  I attached the mat to the panel and adhered it to my card base.

 

I created a frame to go around the floral panel with two of the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set dies.  I attached foam tape to the frame and added it to the card.

Then I added foam tape to the floral image inlay panel and attached it inside the frame.

To complete the card, I added one of the Expression Plus Design scrip dies, “hello”, to the upper left of my card.

I hope you draw inspiration from my card, and leave me a comment!  I love reading comments!


These are the CottageCutz stamps and dies used on the card:

    


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Luke 14:12-14

“Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  But when you give a banquet invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’

CottageCutz Baby Lamb on the Moon

Hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage Blog, and I have a lovely card featuring a recently released CottageCutz Baby Lamb on the Moon die.  I think the baby lamb is so cute!

The card design is a Z-Fold with ovals cut out from the first and second sections.  You can see through the ovals to the main element on the back section of the card, which is the CottageCutz Baby Lamb on the Moon.   I have not seen before a Z-Fold card with the first two sections cut out for windows to see through to the main image on the back section.  If there is no such design in the crafting world, I guess I just created a new Z-Fold card design.  LOL!

To create my Z-Fold card, I cut from white card stock the pieces from the lovely CottageCutz Baby Lamb on the Moon Die.

I colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers, adding a touch of gray to the moon.  Afterwards, I glued the pieces together.

Using the second and third to the largest CottageCutz Double-Stitched Oval Dies, I cut out an oval and frame from white card stock.  I later colored the frame with a yellow copic marker.  I also cut a second frame with the largest and second to the largest dies and color it yellow.

I colored the oval with two of the new Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Pads (i.e., faded jeans, and broken china).  I used the lighter blue for the center of the oval for the moon’s glow.

Then, I cut a 10-13/16″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock and, on the 10-13/16″ side, scored at the 3-5/8″ and 7-1/4″ measurements.  The 3-5/8″ score line is a mountain fold and the 7-1/4″ score line is a valley fold.  At this point,  I did not fold the card stock on the score lines until I finished additional steps.

I wanted to create the appearance of a galaxy; therefore, I sponged three of the Tim Holtz Oxide Inks (i.e., fossilized amber, faded jeans, and broken china) onto the card stock and spritzed it lightly with water.  After drying, I used a toothbrush and diluted white acrylic paint to splatter paint onto the colored card stock.

After that dried, I turned the card stock over and colored the center section with the same inks, spritzed with water, and splattered with acrylic paint. When the card is finished, this section will be the inside center fold.

Before folding on the score lines, I placed the second largest Double-Stitched Oval Die on the first section of the card and the third largest die on the center section, centering them as much as possible.  I ran the card stock and dies through my die cutting machine.

I then folded the card on the score lines, and the following photo shows result.

Next, I assembled the card by attaching the baby lamb and moon onto the oval previously colored and adhered it to the last section of the card.  I used an old star stamp to stamp, emboss, fussy cut, and add to this piece.

Then I added the largest yellow frame to the first section of the card and the smaller yellow frame to the inside center section.

When the card is folded closed, the middle section that was inked on the back will show as the second section.  It does not have a yellow oval frame on it.

I did not add other embellishments to the card as I did not want to distract from the “galaxy” effect on the card.  A sentiment will be added when I know who is the recipient.

I hope you enjoy this card and take time to browse the recently released BABY and SCRIPT DESIGN DIES!  The script dies are 25% off for a limited time!  Have a blessed day!


    

  


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


JAMES 5:1-6

 “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.  Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.  Your gold and silver are corroded.  Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire.  You have hoarded wealth in the last days.  Look!  The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you.  The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.  You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence.  You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.  You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.”

CottageCutz Baby Clothesline

COTTAGECUTZ  BABY  CLOTHESLINE

Hello, my friends!  I am so glad you could stop by to visit!  Today, I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage.  In that capacity, I have for you a baby card that features one of the dies that was just released.  If you have yet to see the new baby release on Scrapping Cottage, you can find the dies here.  They are so adorable!  My card showcases the new die, CottageCutz Baby Clothesline.

To create the card, I used several other CottageCutz dies as well, as you will see below. To make the card, follow these steps:

Step 1.  Use the CottageCutz Baby Clothesline Die to cut out the clothesline pieces and attach them together.  The assembled piece measures approximately 4-3/4″.

Step 2.  Use the CottageCutz Lighthouse With Clouds die to cut out some clouds.

Step 3.  Use the CottageCutz Campfire Clothesline Die to cut and assemble two trees.

Step 4.  Use the CottageCutz Spring Grass Die to cut out three pieces of grass from green card stock.

Step 5.  Use the CottageCutz Garden Accessories Die to cut out the pieces from white card stock.  Except for the fence, I colored the pieces using Copic Sketch Markers.

Step 6.  Start assembling the card by cutting a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of blue card stock for the first layer of the card.  Attach the clouds and trees to the blue card stock.

Step 7.  Attach two pieces of the grass in layers using foam tape on the second layer.  Attach the assembled clothesline with foam tape.  Ensure the giraffe and elephant’s feet are touching the grass.  I cut two small pieces from another blue clothesline to extend the first line to the trees.

Step 8.  Attach the fence to the left and right sides of the piece using foam tape.  Attach a third layer of grass with foam tape at the bottom of the fence.  Color and add the flowers and stems onto the fence.  Cut a 5-1/4″ x 3/4″ piece of green card stock, tear a small portion from the top, sponge on green ink, and place it at the bottom of the fence and floral stems.

Step 9.  Cut a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock, fold in half for the card base, and attach the above piece to the card base front.

I hope you try creating a card with the CottageCutz Baby Clothesline Die.  It will be fun!


These are the CottageCutz dies used on the card:

        


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-8

Apostle Paul said, “For what I received I passed on to you as of the first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.  After that he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.  Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.”

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:

 

  


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


II Timothy 3:16 & 17

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instructions in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”