Monday, July 16, 2018

Framed Lighthouse

Hi, Lois here with another throwback card.  Because CottageCutz isn't having a new release this month, the design team members are pulling out older dies and giving them a fresh look.  Today I have pulled out Lighthouse w/Clouds, Rope Corner, and the Pierced Wide Rectangle Frame set to make my card.

This card is a standard A2 card which folds at the top.  I started by cutting the cardstock and patterned paper for the card base, as follows:

Turquoise - 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
White - 4" x 5 1/4"
Waves patterned paper - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

Next I cut the middle Pierced Wide Rectangle Frame from gray cardstock and a piece of sky patterned paper 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  I applied two layers of foam tape to the back of the frame and adhered the sky paper to the frame.

I then die cut the Lighthouse and Rope Corner pieces from white cardstock . . .

. . . colored and constructed the images.

All that was left was to place the lighthouse, seagulls, and clouds in the frame, attach the frame to the card, and add the rope and anchor appropriately -- and my card was finished.

CottageCutz dies used on this card are:

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sweet Treats


This is Anja. Today I have another scene for you. This is the type of cards I like to make the most. I used colored paper this time. This bunnies are so cute and you can give them different props. I used sweet treats this time.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Easter Bunny & Chicks, Spring Meadow, Pastry Goodies, Retro Alphabet),
- Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Barn Door, Peeled Paint) and Oxides (Broken China),
- white card base (21 x 10 cm),
- brown card stock for die cuts and background (20,7 x 9,7 cm),
- green and white card stock for die cuts,
- patterned paper for background (20,4 x 9,4 cm),
- black pen,
- white pen,
- Wink of Stella glitter pen,
- white pigment ink,
- clouds stencil,
- paper glue.

First I die cut and colored the pie and the muffin. I used brown and white card stock.

Then I made the bunnies. I also used brown card stock. I made the eyes with black and white pen.

Then I cut the letters. I really like this new retro die. I colored the edges with Distress ink.

I cut the grass next. I used green card stock and Peeled paint for the edges.

Then I made the background. I used brown card stock and colored the edges.

I also used patterned paper and decorated it with clouds. I used a stencil and white pigment ink.

I glued patterned paper over the brown background and then added bunnies, grass and pastry. I used Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some interest.

And this is my finished card.

I wish you all a nice Sunday. I'm gonna craft a bit and watch some sports while doing it.

See you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Peeking Santa

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. Hope you are enjoying your summer. It's been so hot and humid here in the Pittsburgh area. So I thought I would cool things done a bit and bring you a Christmas card.

There isn't a new release of dies for July,  so we have decided to have a throwback month.  The team will be featuring some of our previously released dies to give you fresh ideas for using them.

My favorite TV shopping channel is having a big Christmas in July event. And, of course, I already started my Christmas shopping. 
Since, I am in the Christmas spirit I am featuring the Santa Peeker and the Peeker Pocket. dies. Let's get started with some details on how I created this card.
Step 1: This week I started with my layout. I saw this one on Splitcoaststampers and thought it would work great for the card that I had in mind. It would allow me to use Christmas patterned paper as well as traditional Christmas colors.
Step 2: I chose my colors for my card. The card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (#1) is red and I chose a matching patterned paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" for layer #2.
For layer 3 on the sketch, I am using the peeker pocket.
Layer #4 is red cardstock cut at 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Layer #5 is mossy meadow twine that matches the peeker pocket.
Step 3: Started cutting the die cut elements. First up is my peeker pocket. I used mossy meadow cardstock that picks up the color in the patterned paper.
Next, I cut the Santa. I colored his face and nose with Copic Markers EOO (skin white) & E02 (fruit pink). The arms, hat & beard are cut in cardstock. For the holly on his hat, I used wink of stella pen for a bit of bling.
The last die cut piece is my sentiment. I thought Believe was so appropriate with a Santa image. The word is from the Believe w/Holly Flourish die.
Step 4: Started my card assembly.
I thought the twine needed something else so I tied a little bow and used a red enamel dot center.  Attached the believe phrase with Ranger multi matte medium to complete my card.
Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration if you own this pocket and Santa die. If you don't have them, they are still available in the online store. See you next Saturday.
dies I used to create card: