Cottage Lifestyle

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Cottage Lifestyle

Other Products: Paper piercer, hot glue gun, hot glue, dimensional adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, die cutting machine

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Instructions: Click here to view more photos of this project. Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping cardstock to 10 x 4 1/2", score and fold at 5". Place the HCD1-7292 French Doorway Die on the folded cardstock, leaving top of die extended over the edge. Send through die cutting machine to create shaped card base. Use the die to cut a scene from the French Cottage paper and layer on top of card base. Diecut the decorative piece of die 2x from the cardstock and set aside.

Stamp the doorway 3x from HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink onto the cardstock and diecut the frame with coordinating die. Discard 2 of the wooden doors. Stamp the leafy vine 2x, flower pots 2x, potted tree 2x, and hanging lantern from HCPC-3909 French Cottage 'scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink onto the cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the bicycle and flower bouquet 2x from HCPC-3910 Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink onto the cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the mini blooms (5x) from HCPC-3909 French Cottage 'scapes Cling Stamp Set in Red Geranium ink onto the cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Use from the HCD1-7285 Window Hinges Die to diecut 4 small hinges from the Luxe Gold cardstock.

Use the Stack and Store daubers and markers with blender to color the images. On the doorway frame and wooden door, use the Coffee, Geranium Red and Tuxedo Black inks. Use the Carmine Red marker along with the blender on the door hinges and pulls. Use the Red Geranium ink, Carmine Red and Yellow marker on the hanging lantern. Use the Light Carmine and Gray marker on the bicycle. On the bases of the flowerpots and potted trees, use the Mid Gray and Green Gray markers. Use Carmine Red and Light Carmine Markers on the flowers in pots and flower bouquets. Use the Light Green and the Deep Green markers on all the leaves and leafy vines. Sponge the tiny blooms with Red Geranium in the centers. Use the Leaf Green ink to change the color of glittery stamens to green instead of white.

Use the stylus from Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to shape blooms, leafy vines, potted trees, flower pots, bouquets, bicycle and hanging lantern. Use a paper piercer to thread stamens through centers of blooms and attach on the backside with hot glue, trim off excess.

Attach the decorative white pieces onto the backside of 2 of the doorway frames. Lay the wooden door into the opening of the remaining doorway frame. Lay other 2 decorative doorways on each side and attach the 3 doorways together using the gold hinges as shown. Now attach the center doorway onto the card base. Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach the bicycle, flowerpots, bouquets, potted trees and hanging lantern. Cut apart leafy vines. Use hot glue to attach vines and mini blooms at the top of doorways as shown.

Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add sparkle over the blooms, vines and rest of card as desired.


Created By Emma Lou Beechy
  1. French Doorway Cling Stamp Set
  2. French Doorway Die
    French Doorway Die HCD1-7292
  3. French Cottage 'scapes Cling Stamp Set
  4. French Cottage 'scapes Die
    French Cottage 'scapes Die HCD1-7293
  5. French Cottage Paper Collection
  6. Cottage Lifestyle Cling Stamp Set
  7. Cottage Lifestyle Die
    Cottage Lifestyle Die HCD1-7294
  8. Window Hinges Die
    Window Hinges Die HCD1-7285
  9. Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small
  10. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
  11. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
  12. Luxe Gold Cardstock
    Luxe Gold Cardstock HCGP1-488
  13. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Red Geranium
  14. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
    Out of stock
  15. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Coffee
  16. Color In Watercolor Brush - Fine
  17. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  18. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  19. Spellbinders Tool N' One
    Spellbinders Tool N' One 359848
  20. Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
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