Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christmas ornaments and card

Hi, Janja here!

Decorating the Christmas tree is for me one of the most beautiful parts of Christmas. Creating homemade ornaments is nice socializing for the whole family.

For the card and ornaments we need:
- white scalloped card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- brown cardstock: 4.8 x 4.8" (12,2 x 12,2 cm)
- patterned paper: 4.5 x 4.5" (11,5 x 11,5 cm)
- gold and green cardstock
- tape with cork
- ivory embossing powder and embossing pad
- golden string

First paste the tape with cork on a cardstock. Such fortified tape is very easy to cut with dies. Use the smallest dies from the nested ornaments: ball and star. From the golden cardstock cut the tops for hanging ornaments.

Stamp chosen pattern on the ornaments and treat it with hot embossing technique. First I used golden embossing powder, but I was not pleased with the color contrast, so I used an ivory powder.

Cut a few spruce stems from green cardstock.

Use the tape with cork also for branches, that are cut out with the die holiday mason jar. With this die also cut out a bow in gold.

Now we have everything ready and we can start assembling the card.

Attach both ornaments on the patterned paper, and on the upper part start adding spruce stems and branches. Pay attention to cover the both ends of the golden string.

Fasten patterned paper on to a brown cardstock and mat them together on front of the card. Add the golden bow and some golden dots, which remain us in cutting tops for hanging ornaments.

Use the same technique for Christmas ornaments.
We need two cutouts for each ornament, which are glued together. Add the golden tops of Christmas ornaments (2 on each ornament) and insert a golden string.

Ornaments are light, pleasant to the touch and really easy to make. 

I would like to remind you on our challenge #6 - holiday
You still have time to share your projects with us. 

Enjoy and have fun while creating. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Halloween's Banner BOO!) My home decor)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! 
Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Yuliya here. I will be sharing how to make this invitations for Halloween using the CottageCutz dies. This is my home decor on Halloween in this year))

For the Halloween's Banner we need:

Other: Sizzix machine, shaped scissors, glue, patterned paper, black cardstock, sequins, ribbon, distress ink, embossing powder


Don't forget about our newest challenge that is running right now. The theme is holiday and here is a link for more information.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Giving Thanks

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here sharing a few of the newest Fall CottageCutz dies that were just released.  If you missed it, you can find them here.  I don't know about you, but I love the colors and the smell of Fall. The bright orange, browns, reds and yellows are so vibrant and makes the earth look so beautiful. Even though the leaves have not started to change, today it feels like Fall may be here soon.

Closer look of the card

I am featuring several of the new Autumn release dies, so lets get started on how I created my card.

1.  A2 card - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2.  The first layer is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
3.  I cut the solid layer with the CottageCutz Rectangle Set (the largest die),
4.  I cut all the elements that I am going to use on the card,
5.  I inked the coffee cup from the Peppermint Latte set (isn't it cool that it is meant to be a Christmas set, but this set is so versatile you can change it up) and the small pumpkin from the Harvest Scarecrow set, the leaf  "Give Thanks" sentiment came from the Give Thanks set,
6.  I added all the elements to my card and glued them with wet glue.

Closer look of the card

closer look at the coffee cup

Don't forget about our newest challenge that is running right now. The theme is holiday and here is a link for more information.

I entered this card in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

CottageCutz Dies used: