Christmas Lodge

Good Tuesday morning!  I have a project to share with you today that was made with so much love and for a very fun challenge.  My friend, Pat Smethers, aka Blooms in a Box on Splitcoaststampers and I had a little Mountain Lodge die set throwdown this week.  Check out Pat’s precious country cottage with it’s wonderful garden full of flowers here.

I have to start by saying that I felt like I needed to call an architect when I started putting all of those cabin pieces together.  And, not only that but I needed a stronger pair of readers, too!  LOL!!

I started by cutting the complete set of cabin pieces using kraft cardstock. I sponged all the pieces different colors of distress ink. I cut the trees using artichoke cardstock and the sign using kraft ink. After ruining my eyesight putting the cabin together I applied liquid applique to the cabin roof and elements.  I applied liquid applique to all the trees as well as the sign post.  The Christmas Lodge sign was handwritten, cut with deckle scissors and sponged with brown ink to age.

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 right

The card base is 8.5 x 5.5 inches. I used a grand calibur square to cut out the frame opening in my card base.  I used a cream piece of cardstock to sponge in the cloud background and attached it to card base. I cut a second square frame out of artichoke cardstock, cut the edges with deckle scissors and attached over the sky background with mounting tape. I cut a piece of white cardstock with deckle scissors to be the snowy ground piece in the front of the scene and covered it with liquid applique. Hint:  My trick to avoid the dreaded blobs when using liquid applique is to pat it around with my finger.  After today all of my fingers are tipped with the sticky stuff.  LOL! I attached the snowy ground piece on the card front and was ready to start assembling all the pieces of my scene.

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 center

I attached the tall trees in the scene and then attached the cabin in front of them.  I attached the sign in place with mounting tape and then arranged and attached the trees on both sides of the cabin.  Here are a couple closer views so you can see the dimension of the scene.KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 close left

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 close right

I added the pine boughs to the windows, over the door and over the front porch for the final finishing touch.

KC Cottage Cutz Country Lodge 1 left

I have attached links to both of the die cut sets but they are to two different places.  I Google searched to try and find them both at the same place with decent prices but no luck.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by today. 



Grand SquaresLiquid Applique, WhiteStickles, YellowGlue Dots, 3/8Accents, GlossyInk Blending ToolATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkDistress Ink Pad, Spun SugarQuickStikHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Artichoke, Kraft, Cream, Yellow (star)
Ink: Distress Ink  Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge, Rustic Sign & Trees, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool , Hand Cut Cloud Template, 1/2 gallon of Liquid Applique  (LOL), Mounting Tape , Stickles, Grosgrain, 1/8' Hole Punch, Marker, Glossy Accents , Stylus , Deckle Scissors
Card Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inch

16 thoughts on “Christmas Lodge”

  1. I haven’t been to see Pat’s yet, Kitty, but you’ve outdone yourself on this, m’dear. Wow. I could just sit and look at it for hours. Bravo. Brava. Whatever–it’s outstanding.

  2. Kittie
    ALL of your work is just marvelous. However….this takes the cake. The snow just makes it look perfect. I’m in love with this one. WOW!!!!!!!!!

  3. Good Evening, Kittie, WOW! your deserve a Gold Star for this one. What an accomplishment making this out standing scene. A real treasure. This should be in a frame and admired all year…..thank you sooooo much for sharing with us…….hugs,and smiles.

  4. I get such a kick out of your cards ~ all that attention to detail! I was out of town for a few months last Spring, and I just finished reading all of your blog entries from that time (I didn’t want to miss a one, so I saved them all to read when I could find the time). Loooove the puffy hydrangea tutorial from May 2011. Of course you have grown as an artist since that time, but you’ve always been so generous with your techniques and ideas ~ thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

  5. Kittie, I love your work and this one is now my favorite. Thanks for saring your talent with us. Of course I had to order thr dies to make this. Do you ever do classes?

  6. Wow! What a beautiful card, far beyond my talents at this point. If I received something like this, it would come out year after year.😍


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