Totally Terrific (and Busy) Thursday!

Whew!  It's a busy Thursday for
The Papered Cottage.
Hang we go :)

First, let me share the layout that I created for 
Imagi-Cut Week at Imaginisce!
 What is Imagi-Cut?
It's the coolest new ribbon cutting tool from Imaginisce.
But it's way more than a cutting tool.  When you cut ribbon (grosgrain, satin, taffeta, etc)
the Imagi-Cut seals as it cuts!  No more frayed ribbon ends!
All week, video tutorials, as well as the Design Team's Imagi-Cut creations have been showcased on the blog.  If YOU would love the chance to win one of these, then stop by and leave a comment on each day's blog posts :)  You will love seeing the many ways to incorporate the Imagi-Cut into your crafting.

Next stop...The Kraft Outlet
This week's Challenge was "Anything Goes"
I wanted to dress up the Small Kraft Journal and have it on hand to keep notes in: 
upcoming projects, wish lists, things-to-do, etc.
  In preparing, I took a Small Kraft Tag and glued it behind the front cover,
 leaving the top portion of the tag showing.  
Next, I took a Vintage Black Journaling Tag and distressed it with a spritz of walnut ink. 
 After the ink dried, I added a strip of Headings Rubons along the left hand side of the tag and then embellished with an Office Chipboard Button and letter stickers to spell out NOTES.
  Wanting to add a little color, I watercolored and hand-cut the bird with flowers motif from the Vintage Black Journaling Tag and attached to the journal with foam dots. 
 Digging way back in my stash, a few cute pink Prima flowers
 were brought out and a pearl accent added to the center of each.
  I also hand-cut a trio of leaves from a scratch piece of patterned paper. 
Using Martha Stewart Glue Pen,
 a border of baker's twine was added around the perimeter of the Journaling Tag.  
As a finishing touch, a bit of shabby seam binding was looped into a bow
 (you could also use Nottinghill Seam Binding),
along with a Natural Hemp bow through the hole of the Kraft Tag. 
 A Tiny Wooden Clothespin clipped to the seam binding completes the project!

The final stop...I Heart Ippity for Totally Terrific Thursday!
I adore the hand-drawn look of the 
Counts as a Fruit 
stamp set by Tracey Malnofski
It makes me wish more than ever that I could draw!
It has that Parisian flair...I love it!
Of course, cupcakes remind me of bright and fun colors, so I paired up the stamp
with the Sidewalks papers by October Afternoon.

Looks good enough to eat, right?  
I layered the cupcake with the two different patterns of paper on foam dots.
I then added just a bit of flair with red glitter for the cherry on top!
That's all for today, folks!
It will probably be a quiet weekend.
  I did get my new cutting system (the eCraft), so I'll be tinkering with it.  
Spring is in full swing and I need to get over to the nursery and pick up a few 
pretties like geraniums, a couple of ferns, verbena and lavender :)
Thanks for stopping by!

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