Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cottage Cutz Birthday for Cards for Men


It's Cottage Cutz Thursday at The Cuttlebug Spot. Every other week The Cuttlebug Spot brings you examples of fun things to do with my favorite dies to use in my Cuttlebug. I just love the Cottage Cutz Camping release from The Scrapping Cottage. My DH is a backpacker and I thought these would be great for cards for him and males in general. (This is NOT something we share. My idea of camping is when room service is late.) This one will probably be from the two of us to his backpacking buddy but I think it would really be good for any male with a sense of humor.

I used the Bear Sitting and the Pine Tree Forest dies and inked and popped them. That Pine Tree Forest is great because although it's only a single 4 x 4 die, the layers work to make 4 different sized trees. I used more of that cool paper backed veneer to cut the trunks. LOVE IT! I used the same die in the previous post as well. I love how the Cottage Cutz dies work so quickly in my Cuttlebug. That perfect background paper is from an older DCWV Summer stack. The sentiment is computer generated. Now you know what's coming, don't you? LOL

The inside paper is also from that DCWV stack and I printed the upper sentiment in a strip to cover the words that were on that stripe. Hee, Hee! I'm lovin' the puns! I was happy to discover a new (at least to me) challenge site that focusses on Cards for Men. The current challenge is birthday cards. I hope to be able to continue to do these challenges because what could be MORE challenging, eh? And wouldn't it be nice to have a stash so you're not scrambling at the last minute? I'm pretty sure the challenge is every 2 weeks which makes it quite a bit easier for me, at least. So if you're game, be sure to check out Cards for Men, and also The Cuttlebug Spot for more exciting ideas for Cottage Cutz dies. Thursdays are volunteer at school days for Nilda so sometimes we beat her to the punch at posting but be sure to check back.)

21 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, love the colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  2. Oh Donna, this is just adorable! I love the colors you used, they are perfect for a male birthday,or any kind of card for men. Super take on the challenge my friend!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  3. Psst....bears sh*t in the woods, too! Bwaahaahaa. Cute card!!!! My idea of camping is a 3 star hotel. Heehee.

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  4. Hi sugar!
    These are soooo great!
    I might need to use all these campy dies since we are going to Yosemite for a week in June!
    How cute would an ALL Cottage Cutz set of LO's be!
    (bet that would make Nilda happy too!)

    Fun card and the sentiment is pretty great too!

    Off to J's to see those stacks in person, called them last night and they said they are in! so we shall see!

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  5. love that sentiment, too cute, and that bear is stunning with all its detail. Hugs

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  6. Oh, oh, oh, I love this! The details are perfect and that sentiment is just too clever ... great card.

    Jo xx

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  7. Great card and thanks for the mention. Good luck with the challenge over at Cards for Men and hope to see you each fortnight.

    Donna xx

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  8. Hi Donna, what beautiful cards you have on your blog!! Re the Dina Wakely workshop I went on, she lives in Texas, but also does online workshops. Her blog is called Ponderings and is linked on my sidebar!! Definitely look fun those online workshops :)

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  9. Donna, I really did laugh out loud when I read your bear card! That's just hilarious. I'm glad you resisted putting that other "s" word! I'm not sure I could've. Thanks for the laugh, Pam

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  10. Hi Donna,
    This is one cute card. I love the layered effect on this card. What a cute image. I love it.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  11. Oh Donna, I love it. Did you mention where you got the veneer and I missed it?? You did an awesome job (as always)...

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  12. Ooh, I love it! Such a great scene and the sentiment is supah fun!

    (-: Heidi

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  13. Much more cuter than I had envisioned! Love the woodsy scene and the sentiment couldn't have been more right on! Funny... I don't see the hotel anywhere! Blurry vision... bedtime! TTYL

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  14. Oh, Donna!!! I love this card! I love the 3D trees and the cute bear! I think I'm going to "lift" this one for my brother's birthday in July! It's perfect!

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  15. Didn't mention it's perfect for my brother because he likes to hunt! Uuuughhhh!

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  16. Hi Donna,
    I absolutely love visiting your blog and have chosen you to receive a “Beautiful Blogger Award”. Please visit my blog at http://lenascreations.blogspot.com so that you pick up your award. Many thanks.

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  17. What a great card! Love it and the sentiment. ALoha...

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  18. Oh how funny is this card. Donna, you have such a great sense of humor. I love it. And, thanks for the linking instructions
    ....I'll give it a try today when posting.

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  19. Great card Donna...the inside sentiment is too funny! Love how you popped the trees and the bear.

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  20. Isn't that the cutest! Love the puns!

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