Here the little penguin holds the fishing pole and net from the Cottage Cutz fishing set and, without his ski cap, you can see the cute little tuft of hair on top of his head (which is actually one of the lily pads from the boat and dock die).
I love this fishing pole. I've used cork paper for the rod handle, silver paper for the reel, and invisible thread/monofiliment for the line.
For the net, I used mesh I've had in my stash for ages. It's perfect for this use! I love how it turned out. Cute, huh?
Then, to balance out the large embellishment on the bottom of the page, I've added a clump of cattails from the Cottage Cutz boat and dock die, and the QK puddle for the pond, in the opposite corner. These are the cutest!
After finishing the layout, I used leftover scraps to make this quick card. Simple bracket shape, using the Spellbinders nesting brackets, embellished with flowers, bling, ribbon and Cottage Cutz scallop/dot edger.
Add a rubon sentiment and you're good to go!
For this second layout, I used the cute little Cottage Cutz love birds and tall tree. Ruth Ellen shared her idea for making the 7" edgers a full 12" so I used her tip here for the scallop/dot edger. Love that idea. (Check out the Scrapping Cottage blog for her idea. I've linked her post in my narrative on the site.)
Added a little stickles to the birdies to make them sparkly, like their adorable personalities.
And for fun, used my eyelet hole punches to make Swissy-looking letters for my cheesy title. Font is QK Diesel Classic, plus shadows and Oatmeal.