Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Outdoor activities

Hi, Janja here!

Do you like to go to the mountains, camp in the nature, enjoy the quiet moments of fishing?
With the new release of CottageCutz dies - Camping, you can catch all these outdoor activities on your projects.
If you are interested how I created the whole card, please sit back, since today's post is a little longer.

- white and colored cardstock
- washi tape
- Distress ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
- Memento ink: Dandelion, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves
- glue, adhesive pads, double-sided adhesive tape
- punch- round
- punch - slot
- ribbon
- string

Prepare the card base:
- two thicker cardstock for cover pages: 4.3 x 6" (11 x 15,3 cm)
- white cardstock: 17.2 x 6" (43,6 x 15,2 cm)
- folding measurements are: 4.3", 8.6", 12.9" (10,9 cm, 21,8 cm, 32,7 cm)

Glue two middle sheets with double-sided adhesive tape to get a pocket. On the upper part cut out a semicircle with a round punch. 

In the pocket insert a tag:
- brown cardstock: 3.5 x 4.7" (9 x 12 cm)
- white cardstock: 3.3 x 4.5" (8,3 x 11,5 cm)

Cut out a slot for ribbon with a puncher.

Paste cover pages. Our card base is now completed.

Trim colored and patterned papers:
- 2 x patterned paper: 4.3 x 6" (10,8 x 15,1 cm)
- 4 x blue cardstock: 4.3 x 6" (10,8 x 15,1 cm)
- 6 x patterned paper: 4.3 x 2.1" (10,8 x 5,2 cm)

Add on each sheet washi tape and a strip of a patterned paper (0.6" from the bottom edge). On cover pages add two different washi tapes.

In two patterned strips cut out openings for the mountains and lake with dies.

With brushes, clouds mask and Distress inks create clouds on the backgrounds.

In the middle of two backgrounds cut out semicircle with a punch.

From colored cardstock cut out all motives, which will be added to the backgrounds.
On the following photos, you can see only a few of them.

Now we can start by assembling and attaching individual sheets to the card base.

Used CottageCutz Dies:
Camping Phrases, Campsite, Campfire Clothesline, Camping Trailer

Used CottageCutz dies:

Used CottageCutz dies:
Jeep, Snowcapped Mountains, Campsite, Camping Phrases

I hope you enjoyed this project. 

Thanks for joining me today!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Happy Camper!

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can you believe there is only 20 days before Christmas? Did you get a chance to buy your favorite dies during the Black Friday sale? There were so really great deals.....speaking of deals. CottageCutz has release a whole new line of dies called Camping Bundle these dies are great for the ones that love the outdoors. There are 12 new dies included in the set. and the best part is, these are on sale! If you buy the entire set you can save 55%. Each individual die is currently 30% off the list price.

Here is my card....

closer look at the mountain tops, I added clear wink of stella to the tops.

Here is how I put my card together:
  1.  The card is an A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
  2. I cut all my pieces and inked some of the edges.  The mountain tops are inked and I added wink of stella, I used newly released dies, Camping TrailerCampfire ClotheslineSnowcapped Mountains,
  3. I then assembled all the pieces with glue, 
  4. I arranged the images on my card,
  5. I finished the card off by adding the sentiment from the Camping Phrases.
I hope you enjoyed my card and I have given you some inspiration.  Please come back again soon!

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Camping Scene on StairStep Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We had some great sales this past week. First there was Black Friday and then Cyber Monday. I managed to pick up a few Christmas presents at great prices.
Speaking of Black Friday, there was a new release of dies here at the Scrapping Cottage.  The Camping Bundle is packed full of dies for the outdoor enthusiast and can help you create some really cute scenic cards. There are 12 new dies included in this set. And, it looks like it is on sale. If you buy the entire set you can save 55%. Each individual die is currently 30% off the list price.

I am using several dies from this new release. So let's get started with some details on my stair step camping card. I used an outer stair step to create my camping scene. I bought the stair step card at a local retailer. But, here is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers  that shows you step by step how to make your own. This card will fold flat for mailing and measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". It's a standard A2.

I started the creation of my scene with the 3rd step and there I placed the snowcapped mountains and forest trees. I sponged the white background with a soft blue ink. I used 2 sets of mountains to fill the width of the step. The forest trees are cut in a dark green cardstock. They are a border die so it was perfect to use here.
My next step was to add the images for the outer part of the card. I sponged the outer part of the stair in the same soft blue ink and then down at the bottom I used an olive ink and a chocolate ink. I used the Campfire Clothesline, Woodland Friends and Camping Phrases dies on this part of the card.


In the center part of the step, I used the Campsite die for the directional arrows and the Forest Critters die for the little hedgehog.

That completes my card for this week. I hope I have provided some inspiration for you with these new Camping dies. they were so much fun to work with to create my camping scene. I will see you again next Saturday. So until next time........inky hugs.
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