Monday, 13 September 2010

Cottage Cutz

Isn't this Bluebird adorable? He has been placed on acetate in the window. It was difficult to find an insert that didn't detract from the image so I went for a pale blue check. Next time I'll dry emboss the front before I put it together.

 The Gingerbread people come with a boy and girl face stamps. They didn't have buttons either so I used some black adhesive pearls. The hair and lollipop come on a separate die that is one of three available accessories dies for the 'dolls' dies.

 This is another 'dolls' die. the mittens, bow-tie and buttons are included as well as the face stamps but the Santa hat was on the same accessories die I used on the previous card. I added the pearl necklace and earrings with adhesive pearls. The silver foiled blue background paper is an Alison Ellis paper from the latest Christmas range. The snowflake is one of the flakes from a Cottage Cutz die.

 This card was made using the two die Cottage Cutz set. I did it in three sections. First the chimney then Santa and last of all the presents. Cutting out all the parts was time consuming so it will be done with copic markers in future. When I get it done I'll post the picture of the card and you can do a comparison.

I will be in Toowoomba tomorrow doing as stenciling class and a demonstration of the iron-on fabric.........which reminds me, I haven't posted any of the pictures of the samples I have created with this wonderful product. I will remedy this ASAP.


  1. Love, love, love the blue bird. You are so talented Julie. I bought the blue bird stamp to try and NOT the die. It will be fun to compare. Your samples are just beautiful and the santa definitely looks like a lot of work. Great job. :-)

  2. Blue Bird is gorgeous and the hairstyles on the Gingerbread People (can't say men!) are out of this world.
    Amazing number of pieces on the Santa card. Love the dimension on the bricks on the chimney. Congrats Julie.

  3. These are all so terrific Julie. Amazing the people you meet whilst jumping from blog to blog. (Craftmad)