Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hello fellow crafters! Welcome to MyCraftCottage's FIRST blog!

Our website is finally up and running, thanks to all of Karol's hard work! Karol did a spectacular job, in building the website and making it as striking as it is. Not only is she a creative graphic artist and web developer . . . she scrapbooks too! You can visit her website at www.hshpgraphics.com. We consider ourselves lucky to have found her. Thank you again Karol!

We hope you enjoy the blog and leave posts here, on layouts and cards that you have created. Looking forward to seeing all your creations!

I created this card for my sister, because she absolutely loves palm trees! To create this card:
1. Take 8.5 "x 11' piece of cardstock, cut it to 8.5" x 5.5", and fold in half.
2. Using the Doodlecharms cartridge, cut a 4" palm tree (in brown) and then shift + palm tree, for the palm leaves (in green). Cut off the palm tree leaves (close to the top of the tree trunk) and tear out the 3 coconuts that are in the (brown) palm tree leaves.
3. Using the George cartridge, cut a 2" sun.
4. Using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge, cut a 1" Happy Birthday.
5. Cut a piece of sandpaper 2"x5.75" and tear along the long side of the paper, pulling towards you (to give it a torn edge). Ending sandpaper will depend on how much you tear (ending height is approximately 3/4" - 1"). You don't have to use sandpaper, you could use paper that looks like sand or tan in color.
6. Adhere in this order: torn sandpaper, sun (with popdot/dimensional), palm tree trunk, palm tree leaves, coconuts, sun, Happy Birthday, and any embellishments (ie: Jolee's flip flops, etc).
7. If you wish to "stickle" the sun, do so after adhering everything to the card and let dry thoroughly.
8. If you don't want to go to all the trouble of making this card, you can always e-mail me. I'll be happy to make you the cards for you and send them to you! :o)

Thank you for looking at our first blog!