Monday, September 20, 2021

Trio of Teddy Cards

Happy Monday Scrapping Cottage lovely people . It's Wendy bringing you the blog today! I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. My weekend has been full of crafting happiness and walking my little Border Terrier Betty. Isn't she a beauty :-)

Anyway back to today's blog post, Today, I bring you a trio of cards as they are easily repeated. I thought they woud be great cards to send to friends and loved ones just to let them know you are thinking of them

So to start these cards, I measured card blanks of 9.5cm x 9.5cm

On top of the cards I used the 'Nested Scalloped square' set. I adhered them using 1mm foam pads as I like my cards to have some depth

Next, I started cutting out all the elements from 'Mr Snuggles' die. I use this die so much that I have brought several over the years. It's a really good idea if you are making  lot of the same cards

You'll notice that the ears and the noses are the same colours as the base card, just to pull it all together.

 Next I die cut the sentiments that I wanted the bears to hold. These sentiment dies are such good value for money and I can see me using them on many ocassions.

Next I assembled Mr Snuggles with his sentiments, I think he looks really cute

I thought it might be nice to add some floral embelishments to the top left of the base card to give the card another point of reference and is a great finish to the final cards. I used the 'Little Princess & Roses' die. 

So here are my final cards. I've used black flat backed pearl for the eyes on the bears and gave them rosy cheeks with some chalks. Finally I've used some flat back gemstones for completion. I really hope
the cards. You could make sets of them to sell or to give them as a gift. It would be wonderful to make a box for them


Here are the dies used

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sea You Soon

It's Anja here. Summer is more or less gone so for today's post I made a sea inspired card. To say goodbye to Summer. 

For this card I used:

- Cottage Cutz dies (Lil' Bluebird Designs Under the Sea Stamp Set, Random Circles Slimline, Waves Slimline),

- Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencils,

- blue and grey card stock for die cuts,

- light blue card stock for card base (22,5x19 cm),

- white card stock for stamping,

- black pigment ink,

- acrylic block,

- white pen,

- washi tape,

- paper scorer,

- scissors,

- paper trimmer,

- paper glue. 


First I stamped and colored all the images. This time I cut the images with the scissors to a get a different effect.  

Next I made the card base from light blue card stock. I also cut a bubbly background using the Random Circle Slimline. And last I cut a strip of grey card stock to use as a sandy ground on the bottom of the sea.

I also added the sentiment to the grey strip. 

Next I took a white pen and made some lines to the bubbles to give it more dimension. 

After that I just added all the cut creatures and my card was done.

And that's all from me for today. Have a nice week and see you again next Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz stamps and dies I used:


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Home Sweet Home Christmas

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.

IT'S NEW RELEASE TIME! The Scrapping Cottage has just added a new brand to the company line. Lil' Bluebird Designs is being introduced with 16 new Photopolymer Clear Stamp Sets and 16 coordinating dies. There are stamps for so many of your card making occasions and then some. The coordinating dies just make it a perfect fit for your card making designs. They are currently on sale at 25% off

And speaking of new releases, we have just introduced new CottageCutz Sentiments with Shadows. There are 12 phrases in this new release and you can pick these up at a 25% off price as well.
The shadow dies are so popular right now and they coordinate so well with the new Lil' Bluebird Stamps and dies.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I decided to create a card using one of the new stamp sets. I was thinking of those of you out there they may not like coloring images. So I thought I would show you a card that required no coloring.  I have created a Christmas card using the new Home Sweet Home stamp & die set + the Mountains & Trees Slimline  & Hills Slimline dies. 

So let's get started on some details of how I created my card. 

Design Steps:  

I started this card by looking for some designer paper with a darker snowy background which would allow me to keep my houses and trees white. I found this snowflake pattern. So far so good!
Blueberry card base: 4 3/8" x 5 1/2"
White Layer Panel : 4 3/16" x 5 5/16"
Designer Paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"
I stamped my houses in stormy sky distress ink. The color matched nicely with the designer paper. 
The  pine trees and snow banks I cut in white cardstock. The hills die is 9 1/2" so I was able to get 2 snowbanks at  4 1/4" each from the single cut. 

On the bottom snowbank I stamped my Christmas sentiment and some trees from the Camping Critters Stamp set. Looks like that one is sold out but you could also use the pine tree from the Forest Friends stamp set. 
Card elements are ready and now I can start the assembly. I decided to add some chunky glitter to the snowbanks for added interest. At this point some things started to go south. You know how that happens sometimes when you are cardmaking. 

My designer paper didn't line up straight enough for me and when I tried to lift it off the cardstock it wrinkled. So I had to cut another piece and the pattern is just a bit different. I used dimensional adhesive to attach the snowbanks and they weren't placed quite right and when I tried to lift it - yep it wrinkled my cardstock. I had to redo just the bottom one. Sometimes you just have cardmaking sessions that go this way!  
To finish off my card, I attached the image panel to the card base and scattered some iridescent snowflakes. I hope I have given you an idea on a way to use these new dies that required no coloring. See you next Saturday!

Stamps & Dies I used to create card:


Friday, September 17, 2021

Congratulations on a New Home

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne with Friday's edition of the blog.  I have a card that would be perfect for welcoming a new neighbor or giving to a friend who just purchased a home.  It features the Home Sweet Home stampsand dies from Lil' Bluebird Designs, the Circles Windows Slimline and the Congratulations w/Shadow die.

To begin this card I colored and die cut several house and trees.  I actually did more but these are the ones I decided to use.

I used Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers to color them.

 My next step was to create the card base.

I cut a panel from white cardstock using the largest of the Nested Rectangle Slimline dies and the one from the Circles Windows Slimline die. 

I then cut 2 1/2 inch squares from three colors of the patterned paper and the coordinating solid colors.

I also cut the sentiment from coordinating cardstock.  Because the die cuts the shadow and script with one pass, I had two sentiments to choose from. I'll keep the extra with the die for future use.

To get the curved ground, I used washi tape to secure the solid color squares to my die cutting plate.  Then I taped my curved die to the plate so it would not move while I cut it.

This gave me a nice continuous curve across all three colors!

Then I adhered my squares behind the circle windows.  To make sure they were even I drew a pencil line 1/2 inch up from the bottom on back of the window panel and marked the center point and sides of the middle square.

When aligning objects, it is best to start in the middle and adjust from the center as you can always adjust side to side. 

 I added my houses....

 ...and the sentiment.  Perfect for a new homeowner or new neighbor!  I hope you've enjoyed my card today.  Be sure to visit the online store where the Lil' Bluebird Stamps are on sale for a limited time.

Products used:

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!