Friday, March 16, 2018

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

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 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One Die Used Five Ways - CottageCutz Spring Tree of Life

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! I hope today finds you happy and in a creative spirit.

In today's video, I've demonstrated five different cards using the same new spring 2018 die, Spring Tree of Life. I really love CottageCutz's single pass dies and when I saw this one in the new release, I couldn't wait to use it.

Why do I love this style so much? Let me count the ways. First, they are super quick to cut. Just one pass through your machine and they're ready to use on your project. Second, they have such amazing detail! The art is always exquisite. Third, you can use them in so many ways and get so many different presentations out of them. How many? A lot. The video today shows five but I'm sure you can think of even more. The photo below shows my favorite of the five. I flocked the die cut for a soft and unique look.

Click on the thumbnail below or on this link to access the video.

I hope you get some great ideas to inspire you in your creative journey. Have a fantastic day!


Dies Used In Today's Video:

Monday, February 19, 2018

Birthday Cattitude Tag

Hello everyone! I hope you've had a great President's Day!

Today's project features the Art Impressions Cat Mouthful set that I recently purchased. I just love this cat and his sassy expression!

The cool thing about this set is that it comes with a bunch of accessory items you can put in his mouth and hand. It's kind of like the old fashioned paper dolls.

I made a custom pocket for the back to hold all the accessories not being used so they don't get lost.

Click below on the video thumbnail or on THIS LINK to see it in action!

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Products (and retailers) used in this project: I am not affiliated with these companies or earn any product or money from them. This is just to help you find them if you want your own.

1) Art Impressions Cat Mouthful Set (Stuff4Crafts)
2) Spectrum Noir Markers (Consumer Crafts)
3) Craft Smith chipboard tags (Michaels)
4) Birthday Table Scatter (Walmart)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spring Floral Gratitude

Hello and Happy Valentines Day! I'm here again with another video tutorial for CottageCutz. This time I'm showing off one of the largest dies in the new Spring 2018 Release called Fresh Spring Floral.

My thank you card includes the Expressions Plus Grateful die at the bottom. Inside, I used the Thanks Expressions die. All three dies are available in the store.

This is a pretty simple A2 card base in black card stock. The black background makes the pastel colors in the wreath pop. The white frame was created with an embossing pen and white embossing powder. The raised glossy frame gives it an almost nostalgic look, like the old fashioned photo albums with white writing. The Grateful Expressions Plus sentiment is cut from textured red foil card stock to add a little glamour without competing with the wreath.

I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch the card construction tutorial. As always, just click on the YouTube thumbnail below. If you have trouble using the thumbnail, you can also follow this link directly: Fresh Floral Gratitude Video Tutorial

That's it from me today. Thanks for visiting!

- Janet

Dies Used In This Project:

Friday, February 2, 2018


It's time for the Will You Be My CottageCutz Valentine Hop. Follow the lineup below for lots of Valentine inspiration and a chance to win one of 13 fantastic prizes! Just watch, hop, subscribe and comment.

Good luck to everyone!

THE LINEUP: Feb 2nd Lineup
YOU ARE HERE: SugarShine Designs:

CPR - Craft Pray Repeat - Charlisas Crafty Corner: IAMMAMA24- Vlballen1: Scrapngigi: Feb 3rd Lineup Scrappassion01: Rosa’s Creative Way: Max and Shoji: Mimi Jocelyn Designs: Carol Hurlock:
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