Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas cupcakes

Hi, Janja here!

Preparations for the most beautiful holiday of the year are getting closer. You have probably started looking for ideas and decorations that will adorn your home.
My choice today are the cupcakes on the card and the ornaments.

- CottageCutz dies: Santa Bear In Pot, Gingerbread Man Cupcake, Santa Cupcake, Snowman In Cocoa, Merry Christmas Santa, Nested Ornaments - Ball, Stitched Circle Set, Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set, Circle Set
- white card base: 4.25 x 5.5" (10,7 x 13,9 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 4 x 5.2" (10 x 13,2 cm)
- white and colored cardstock
- glue, double-sided adhesive tape, self-adhesive pads
- metallic gold string
- Distress ink pads: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

To begin with, die cut all the elements of the Santa bear from colored cardstocks. Before we assemble them into a whole, color them additionally with different distress ink pads, to obtain depth.

Cut three circles that match each other in size.

Cut and fold white cardstock in half, to get the card base. Cover the front of white card base with patterned paper. Attach Santa bear with self-adhesive pads on top, and the sentiment Merry Christmas to the lower part.

Assembly the card.

Even for ornaments, use the same assembly procedure. First cut out individual motives, and then the basics, where we will fix them.

We can combine different dies with each other. Like a snowman that I took from the cup, and put it in a cupcake.

Finally, I invite you to watch a video that shows all the new
"Get Well" dies. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Enjoy the beautiful moments that are in front of you.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thank You, Doctor!

Hi, Lois here with my pre-Thanksgiving post.  Along with Thanksgiving comes Black Friday.  The Scrapping Cottage/CottageCutz is celebrating Black Friday with a new release of 12 Get Well-related dies.  They will be available at special pricing for the bundle.  The one I used for my card today is called Medical Bag.  It's not actually a "get-well" card, but rather a thank-you card you might send your doctor for a job well done.

To start my card I cut a piece of heavyweight white cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4".  In addition, I cut a piece of red cardstock 5 1/4" x 4 1/8" and a piece of black and white plaid patterned paper 4" x 5 1/8".

The reason I left only 1/8" difference in the layers on my card is because I wanted to cut a frame with the square wide-frame die, and I needed larger than normal base layers.  I also cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than the frame and the "thanks" sentiment die.

I then  added strips of foam tape behind the frame.

Now I was ready to cut the pieces from the Medical Bag die.  I've embraced a "tool" that Janet introduced us to in one of her videos -- a fun foam sheet wrapped with Press 'n Seal.  This is marvelous to keep all those little die-cut pieces from getting lost.  Thanks, Janet!!!

I sponged a little bit of darker blue on the caduceus and constructed the doctor's bag and stethoscope.  As I was putting the stethoscope together, I realized that the largest circle should have been gray, not black.  So I cut another circle from the gray cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiment onto the white panel inside my frame.

All that was left now was to complete my card.  I glued the "thanks" at the top of the card and the completed frame below it . . . and I was done.

Be sure to check out the CottageCutz website on Black Friday.  Here's a video showing all the dies in the Get Well release.


CottageCutz dies used on this card are:



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gingerbread Card


it's Anja here with my new card. I made a simple one this week, because I was away from home and

didn't have all my crafting materials with me. I combined two cute gingerbread men from two different sets. I love how Cottage Cutz sets complement each other so well. 

The materials I used for this card:
- Distress Oxides (Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Lucky Clover),
- craft card base (15x15 cm)
- white and craft card stock for die cuts,
- white (14x14 cm) and patterned (13x13 cm) paper for background,
- craft (14x6 cm) and patterned (14x5 cm) paper stips for background,
- paper glue.

First I die cut gingerbreads from craft card stock. I cut five bigger ones and four smaller ones. I colored them with Distress Oxides. I cut the smaller pieces from white card stock.Then I glued all the cut gingerbreads together to get a 3d effect.

I used the small holly branch leaves that were left from cutting the smaller gingerbread.

Then I cut all the other paper pieces for the background.

And then I just put everything together to get the final result. 

Gingerbread men could be easily used as little magnets for the fridge. They look quite realistic when you make them in layers. And they ares so easy to make.

Thank you for visiting the blog today. Make sure you check the new video from Janet. She is showcasing all the beautiful dies from our Black Friday release. It is the cutest "get well" set of dies
I've ever seen. It will be in the store soon, so stay tuned :)

Have fun and enjoy your Sunday. 
See you next week. 
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz products I used: