So Bloomin' Sweet ☆ CottageCutz

Hello sweet friends!

I know it's still winter, but seriously!!  I've been having allergies like Spring has emerged so ... might as well create like it's SPRING!  At least it makes me feel a little better!  HA!  

CottageCutz has a beautiful new release out now called "Flowers & More" and for a limited time, the whole bundle is 50% OFF!!  Or, if you want to choose individual dies, they are 30% off!  ☺ 

I have a mish-mash of new and older dies here.  I wanted to combine this brand new Fence w/ Flower Garland with the adorable, older (but new to me) Bunny w/ Butterfly, HOWEVER, I realized he was  taller than the fence and I didn't want to cover up that much of this pretty fence by putting him directly in front of it.  SO... I  decided on this Center Step Fold Card.  When folded up, this measures 5-1/2" square.

How to Make It
Use this photo as a reference for cutting & scoring your base.  
BLACK lines = CUT lines \  and RED = SCORING lines

• Cut your base at 5-1/2 x 11".  

• Put your cardstock in paper trimmer VERTICALLY and line the right side up on the 1" line.  Position the blade at 1" and cut down to 6-1/2".

• We need the same cut on the parallel edge.  To do so, you can flip it over (side to side, not bottom to top) and repeat that step.  

• Turn cardstock horizontally and score from the outside edge to the cut lines at 1", 2" and 6-1/2"

• Score between 2 cut lines at 5-1/2"

The 2" score lines are both valley folds.  All other score lines are mountain folds ☺

• Die cut the largest die from the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangles set from white cardstock.   If you don't have these or similar, you can cut a rectangle that is 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" - & sponge it with clouds.

•  Die cut 4 grass borders using the Grass Slimline set from lime green cardstock.  Trim 2 of them to 3-1/2" wide, and 2 of them to 5-1/2" wide.  I sponged Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to 3 of them, leaving one of the 5-1/2" wide ones a lighter green.

• Die cut Bunny with Butterfly |  Little Flowers |  Fence w/ Flower Garland | Arch Sun - then  color and assemble them. 

• Glue the sun to the top of cloud layer and one of the grassy layers to the lower part.

• Add foam tape to the back of the other shorter grassy layers and pop it to the bottom of the cloud layer, overlapping the glued grass.

• Add foam tape to the back of the fence and attach it between the 2 grassy layers.

• Pop the butterfly up with a foam dot.

•  Glue that whole layer to the middle section of my card base.

• Add foam tape to the bottom 1" x 5-1/2" section and attach the lightest widest grassy layer.

• Add foam tape to the bottom only of the shorter grassy section and attach to the front bottom of card. You will want to leave the top part non-glued so you can tuck flowers behind it.  

•  Glue the lower half of the bunny between the 2 bottom layers of grass and the Little Flowers behind each layer of grass.

*I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly, bunny's bouquet, and the garland flowers for some shine!

• Cut 2 purple patterned paper strips to 7/8" x 4-1/4" and tape to each side panel.

• Die cut sentiment from white cardstock and color with Copics!  The "Bloomin" is pieced together from the Garden Phrases.  The "SO" is from Berry Phrases.  And "Sweet" is from Sweet w/ Shadow die.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial today!

~ Have a BLOOMIN' week ~