Thursday, August 22, 2019

Little Boy's Birthday

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam on the blog creating with you today!

Both of my nieces had little boys and they will be turning 3.  I can't believe how quickly time flies.  It seems like those sweet boys were just born yesterday!  So anyway I am making a fun little card for both of my active little great nephews.  Also before I get on with today's card.  We have a huge sale on our stamp and die sets.  Check out my link below.

Designer Steps:

 1.  I started off with an A2 gray card base.  Then I ran a piece of vanilla card stock 5 1/4 x 4 through an embossing folder that had gray ink on the impression lines.  I then added gray ink onto the edges of the vanilla card stock.  Stamped the balloon and Happy Birthday in navy ink.  Glued it to the card base
 2.  Using the Birthday Puppy Die cut the piece of the pup in dark gray and light gray
 3.  Shade the pieces using a black ink.  Color the nose and collar with black marker then assemble
 4.  Use the Birthday Puppy die and cut out the hat and cupcake in navy, red and yellow
 5.  Shade the pieces and then assemble
 6.  Use dimension tape and pop the pup and cupcake to the card.  Add the sequins and your card is finished
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Before I close make sure you check out the 70% off sale! Yes, I said 70% off the stamp and die sets in our store.  It is a fantastic buy.  Maybe it is time to stock up for those surprise Christmas and Birthday Gifts!
Well that is it for today!  I hope you can take sometime out of your busy schedule and get crafty!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

May Your Day Bloom with Happiness

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I have a card to share featuring the Magical Garden dies.  This whimsical scene was created with the Flower Pot House die set.
This die set has so many detailed pieces that come together to create the adorable Flower Pot House.  I also cut out the Picket Fence Border to coordinate with my other die cuts.  Everything was shaded with some Distress Inks.
The picket fence was trimmed on the edges so it would fit along the base of my card.  I created a sign by stamping a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Flower Power stamp set on some card stock.  After punching a couple of holes on the top corners, I tied some Totally Natural Trendy Twine to finish off my sign.
I created the soft background by inking my card base in a couple of different colors.  The picket fence was added to the bottom portion of the card base.  A couple of flowers were tucked into the fence posts.
The Flower Pot House was anchored perfectly between the picket fence pieces to create a whimsical scene.
The sign was adhered at an angle above the pot.  A flower shaped brad was perfect for holding up the sign.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in shop:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Party Pony - interlocking gatefold card

Hi, Janja is here with you.
I have another birthday card for you today. I found the idea for this card in an animated fantasy movie - My Little Pony.

- CottageCutz dies: Party Pony, Birthday Cupcake w/Roses, Happy, Birthday
- white card base: 5.90" x 5.90" (15 x 15 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 5.6 x 5.6" (14,2 x 14,2 cm)
- colored cardstock
- colored ink pads
- white gel pen
- double-sided adhesive tape, glue

Cut a pony out of colored cardstock 5 times.

Sponge a sheet of white cardstock with colored pads and cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Prepare the card base.

Cut the frame using square dies. Once from white cardstock and once from patterned paper. Outer size is 4.25 "x 4.25" (11,5 x 11,5 cm).
We will also use both interior squares.

Trim patterned paper twice. Cut out the cupcake.

Attach the patterned paper and both frames to the card base as shown.

Now all we have to do is paste the ponies, the sentiment and the cupcake.

To close the card easier, I later cut off with a corner puncher lower left corner of the center square.

Have a nice day. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Birthday Puppy


It's Anja here. I made another birthday card this week. This time I used cute puppy die and some Distress Oxides for the background. 

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Birthday Puppy, Fall Phrases, Circle Set),
- Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed) and Oxides (Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans),
- Craft card base (10,5x15 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- water color paper for background (10x14,5 cm),
- black pen,
- white pen,
- water spritzer,
- heat gun,
- brushes,
- washi tape,
- paper glue.

First I cut and colored the puppy.

Next I cut and colored the sentiment.

And the I started with the background. I used water color paper. First I cut a circle out of a waste paper and attached it on the background with a piece of washi tape. Then I started coloring around with Distress Oxides. I used make up brushes for coloring and blending.

Next I removed the cut circle and softened the edges of the circle, again with the brushes and Distress Oxides.

Then I used the water spritzer to add water drops for more interest. I used heat gun for drying.

And when I had all the pieces cut and colored I arranged it together and glued it on the card base. I my card was done.

And this is all from me for today. I wish you all a lovely Sunday and see you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Ballerina Mouse 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. 

The new release of Birthday dies have been restocked in the online store. So if you didn't get the ones you wanted previously, all 25 designs are in stock. This release is filled with cute little whimsical animals, birthday cakes, cupcakes and birthday phrases. Everything you need to create some outstanding birthday cards.

Today, I am featuring the Ballerina Mouse die. I needed a birthday card for a little girl turning 3 and I was invited to the birthday party. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I found this interesting sketch #762 on Splitcoaststampers this week. I thought it would be a good layout to feature this new die and allow me to use designer paper, a birthday number balloon and a stamped sentiment. 
I wanted the papers to be girly and I found this designer paper with shades of pink, teal and cocoa. I used the coordinating cardstocks as layering panels. 
Cocoa Card Base: 4 3/8" x 5 3/8"
Pink Layering Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

I cut the ballerina mouse in a light gray (smoky slate) and her outfit in 2 shades of pink (pretty in pink and pink pirouette). Her ballerina slippers are cut in teal cardstock. 
For the number balloon. I used the Stitched Numbers die and the streamer is from the Ballerina Mouse die. 

For the circle elements of the sketch, I used the Circle (4th largest), Stitched Circle (4th largest), Double Stitched Circle (5th largest) and the Sweetheart Doilies (2nd largest) dies. The sizes fit my image and sentiment well.

Step 2: I am ready to start card assembly Next, I stamped my birthday sentiment. It's a one liner but with the help of my MISTI and masking I changed it to 3 lines. I stamped in teal ink.
Attached the designer paper to the pink layering panel with double sided tape.
Next I secured the ballerina to the circle layer with double sided tape. I am using the #3 balloon as element 5 of the sketch. I just moved it to the other side.
Then I added the sentiment circle.
I thought I was finishing off my card by attaching the cocoa card base and adding enamel dots to the sentiment circle. But I thought it still need something to balance the lower left corner.
So I cut the balloon bunch from the Festive Birthday die.
Still wasn't quite right for me.  I thought I needed something on the top left. I couldn't add any enamel dots because of all the dots on the designer paper. So I cut the happy phrase from the festive Birthday die in teal cardstock. And my card is complete.

Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this sweet Ballerina Mouse die. See you again next Saturday.

dies I used to create card: