Monday, June 18, 2018

Vintage T-Bird

Hi, Lois here with another example of a masculine card using the new CottageCutz "Just for Guys" dies.  Be sure to check them out in the store.

And, while you're in the store, be sure to take advantage of the Anniversary Sale going on right now.  You can save up to 50% on select dies.

I've been having lots of fun with these new "Just for Guys" dies.  Making masculine cards is sometimes a challenge, but these dies make it so easy.  Again, I've gone back into the past for the layout of my card -- Sketch Challenge 80 from Splitcoaststampers.

For my purposes, I rotated the layout to horizontal rather than vertical.

To start my card, I cut the die pieces from white cardstock, using the Vintage T-Bird and Vintage Gas Pump dies.  I had to chuckle a bit by the names of these dies.  They may be "vintage" images, but they were "new" when I was a teen-ager!  I guess that makes me "vintage," too!!!

Normally the first time I color these CottageCutz die-cuts, I use the images on the packaging as my guide.

Aside from the card base, I was able to use scraps of cardstock and patterned paper for this layout.

White - 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored at 4 1/4"
Dark Blue - 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" and 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"
Light Blue - 4 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Patterned Paper - 5 3/8" x 2 1/8"

I didn't have a piece of the roadmap paper the correct size; but, because the middle of the strip would be behind the focal panel, I was able to cut two smaller pieces.

I stamped the sentiment on the light blue piece of cardstock, leaving plenty of space for the gas pump and car.

I then constructed my card.  I decided that I needed something to ground the images, so I glued a strip of gray cardstock along the bottom of the panel.   The gas pump is glued directly to the background, and the car is popped up on foam dots.

CottageCutz dies used on this card are:

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day Card


It's Anja here. Hope you're having a great day celebrating Father's day. This new Cottage Cutz dies are great to make different cards for your dads and men in general. Not just for Father's day, but also for other occasions. I got mine a few days ago and I look forward to using it in my future crafting projects.

For today's card I found inspiration in Lois's card. I really liked what she did with background and I thought all the small icons and pieces would be so great to use. And this is what I did.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Happy Father's Day Phrase, Automotive Icons, Classic Car, Hats, Glasses & Mustaches),
- black card base, made from black card stock (21x15 cm),
- patterned paper (10x14,5 cm),
- black and white card stock for die cuts,
- Vesafine Black Onyx Ink pad,
- sentiment stamp,
- stamping platform,
- paper glue,
- scissors,
- Fiskars cutting machine,
- white pen.

Making this card was easy and quite fast. First I made the card base and cut the patterned paper.

Then I die cut all the small pieces from black card stock.

I glued the small pieces on the patterned paper.

I cut the Happy Father's Day phrase from white card stock.

Then I stamped the sentiment with black ink on the white paper and cut it out with the scissors.

And then I just glued both phrases on the background. And my card was finished.

Before I go, I would like to invite you to the Scrapping Cottage store, to check out Anniversary sale and discounts. It's definitely worth the look.

And now I'm off to my craft room. I have some projects to finish and some football to watch. Enjoy your Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

A RaceCar Birthday

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

We have a brand new release of Just For Guys dies in the online store, and they are currently 25% off.  There are 14 new designs and they are ideal for Father's Day cards, guy stuff or car buffs. They all have a retro and classic look. The design team has begun to show samples using the new dies. So if you haven't seen them, take a look back on the Blog for some great ideas.

For my card today, I am featuring the new Racecars & Flags + the Build-A-Sign dies.  Masculine cards are made so easy using these new dies. I needed a birthday card for a nephew who is a big Nascar racing fan. Let's get started with some details on how I created my project.

Step 1: Since I knew what dies I was using this week, I had to decide on my card colors first. I think that stripes always have a nice masculine vibe and red & blue stripes for sure. I found this striped patterned paper in my stash - so red & blue were my colors of choice.
White card base: 5" square
Blue Layer: 4 7/8" square
Patterned Paper: 4 3/4" square
White Image Panel: 3 1/2" square
Step 2: Cut the images from red, blue and white cardstocks. My sign choice was based on the word I was going to stamp on it. Needed something large enough to fit nephew.
Secured them to the white square panel with double sided tape and Ranger multi matte medium. I added the striped gray paper to resemble a road or racetrack.
 Stamped my happy birthday sentiment with denim ink on an angle with the help of my MISTI. The nephew word is also stamped with denim ink.
Step 3: Started card assembly. The image panel is secured with mounting tape and the flags with double sided tape.
Finished my card by attaching to the white card base. I hope I have given you another idea for a way to use the new masculine dies. Here is a link to another card I made using these same dies for Father's Day. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Just For Guys Design Team Samples (Part 2)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. We are sampling DT cards from the new Just For Guys release. There are 14 dies in this release and it's currently on sale for 25% off.
They are ideal for all your masculine type cards. For all your car buffs with a great retro and classic look. And, the Retro Alphabet dies have so many possibilities.

We have had a good response when we do a group post on a release. It gives you the opportunity to see more card samples from the Design Team. So we are continuing that again this month. We have 3 more samples for your viewing pleasure today.

Card 1:  This first card is from Pam MacKay. She used the Dad's Tools die to create this great masculine card. It's called a Bench Fold card and here is a link to the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.
This is such a perfect card (Birthday or Father's Day) for the man who loves using his tools.

She did such a fabulous job turning it into a work bench, even down to the faux wood paneling. Did you notice her sentiment above the work bench? She used the Retro Tag Toppers die to stamp her sentiment. And, this does fold flat for mailing!!
Card 2:  This next sample is from Janja Albrecht. She also used the Dad's Tools die to create a great retirement card. And, a Splitcoaststampers tutorial helped her create a side step card. Here is a link to that tutorial.

She decorated it to resemble a man's tool chest. So spot-on for the guy who is getting ready to retire and will finally have the time to spend using all those tools. The tools all look so realistic- don't you agree?
Card 3: Our last sample for today is from Jeanne Knobbe. She used the Happy Father's Day Phrase + Racecars & Flags die to create a card for the race loving Dad. This would also work for the guy who is a car enthusiast or "gearhead" as some people say. Her card colors and papers are terrific for a masculine card.
The team did such a fabulous job with their samples today. I hope they have sparked some additional ideas for ways to use these new dies.  And, remember they are currently 25% off in the online store.

dies used to create cards: