Saturday, December 15, 2018

Angel Nativity Tree

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. 

Well now it's only 10 days until Christmas. Yikes, so much to do and I am still making Christmas cards. This is possibly the last one and then it's onto wrapping Christmas presents. 
And speaking of presents, there is an Almost Christmas - 3 day sale going on right now. It's a great way to save on some really great dies. The savings are up to 50% on some dies. So check out the online store here

Now let's move onto my card for this week. I used the Angel Nativity Tree die to create my card. So let's get started on some details.

Step 1: I have been wanting to use this designer paper that has the words of different Christmas carols in German, French and English. But, I don't usually create black & white cards for Christmas. Then I got the idea of using silver as an accent color, and it was a go for me. 

Silver card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Black layering panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Designer paper panel: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2:  I cut the Angel Nativity Tree from silver cardstock.
Wanted to layer this on white cardstock but if I added a black layer panel it would cover up to much of the words on the designer paper. I needed a white image panel at least 2 1/2" wide to accommodate the nativity tree.
And, I also wanted to stamp my sentiment on the image panel so that had to be at least 4 1/2" long. So I decided to use black ink and sponge a border around my image panel. I cut a mask 2 3/8" x 4 3/8" and used repositionable tape to secure the mask.
I sponged around the border with the mask in place.
When I had the depth of color that I wanted I removed my mask and I had my black layer.
I stamped my silent night sentiment in black ink with the help of my Misti.
Step 3: Now that all the card elements are complete, I am ready to start the card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the black layering panel with double sided tape. The image panel was added also using double sided tape.
Attached the Angle Nativity Tree using dimensional adhesive. I wanted it lifted somewhat off the white panel. I also sponged a bit of yellow distress ink around the manger.
To complete my card I attached these layers to the silver card base with double sided tape. Scattered a few sequins just for interest.
Well that completes my card for this week. If you have this die, I hope I have given you and idea for using it. See you next Saturday.

die I used to create card:

Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Friends

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne posting today and I have a Christmas card for pet lovers.  It features a die from the new pets release and two from this year's Christmas release.
I cut most of pieces from colored cardstock and used white for the hat trim, holly and kitty's inner ears, paws and nose.
 I used Copic markers to color the inner ears, noses and holly. I sponged the edges of the fence boards with brown ink to age it.  Then I glued all the pieces together.
Next I cut a panel from snowflake paper and 4/14 2 inch panel of white.  I then free form cut a snowbank.
I used self adhesive backing on red cardstock, cut the sentiment and using scissors cut off the "tree" portion.
I adhered the the sentiment to the top right hand corner.
Then I placed all my images on the panel to see how they fit.
Since the dog looked like he was sitting a little high, I decided to cut down the snowbank.  I trimmed it so that it was 1 3/8 inches high.
This allowed more room for the dog and cat.  I glued all pieces to the card and popped up the dog face with foam dots.
Dies used:
Thanks for visiting today.  Don't forget to stop by the Scrapping Cottage for some great deals on dies during the Almost Christmas sale!

I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Waiting on Santa

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam creating with you today

I am getting so excited Christmas is almost here!  I look forward to spending time with my family.  My cards are almost done.  I have mailed most of them out already.  For the card today I combined one of our older dies with a new one and I love how it turned out!

Designer Steps:
 1.  Use an A2 white card base cut a slightly smaller piece of red and glue it to the card. Cut a piece of  DP slightly smaller then the red and glue it to the red.

2.  Cut a piece of green 1 1/2 x 4 then run it through the embossing machine for texture.  Glue it to the bottom of the DP
3.  Use DP and cut out the chair using the Puppy & Kitten on Chair die.  Shadow the chair using black ink
4.  Cut out the puppy using the Puppy & Kitten on Chair die.  I cut the pup out of light brown and dark brown card stock
5.  Using dark green and brown card stock cut out the tree with the Rustic Tree and Sign die
6.  Glue the tree flat to the card front and then pop up the chair with the pup
7.  Decorate the tree with rhinestones and add the sentiment layered on red
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sending Holiday Cheer

Hello!  This is Sukie and I'm sharing another project for my guest designer post today.  For my card, I used the Elf's Clothesline die set. When I saw the adorable clothes, I couldn't wait to create a project!
When I work with tiny die cut pieces I use a paint tray to keep everything in one place.  All of the pieces were inked on the edges for added dimension.  A glitter water brush was used to accent all of the red pieces for a sparkly finish.
I went with a neutral color palette for my card base and added a pop of red.  A hand cut border was lined along the top edge with some Diamond Stickles.
I inked up the white card stock with with 3 different inks to create the night sky.  To add additional details, I splattered the background with some white paint.  The tree pieces were were glued together to form the trees.
The next step was to adhere the snowy border to the bottom edge and stamp a simple sentiment on my card base. The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Merry Kissmas stamp set.
The clothesline was secured at an angle between the two trees.  The whimsy elf's clothes were arranged along the clothesline with the tiny clothespins.  
Here is the the sweet Elf's Clothesline die set available in the shop:

Monday, December 10, 2018

Quick Christmas Card

Hi, Lois here today with my Monday post.  Sometimes you need a really quick Christmas card in a hurry.  That's what I have for you today.  I think it took me all of about 25 minutes to make.  For me that's pretty quick!  I have a friend who just loves cats.  Even though she has only one at the moment, she refers to herself as that "crazy cat lady."  I think she would like my card.

To start, I cut Miss Kitty from the CottageCutz new Pets release from white card stock.  

In addition to Miss Kitty, I cut just the holly leaves and berries from Dakota the Husky, replacing the flower on her hat with the holly leaves.  I then colored all the pieces and constructed my cat.  I wanted the paws to stick out a bit, so I ran a stylus around the back of them and stuck tiny foam pop dots on the back.  I think you can see the dimension.

To reduce a little time, I used a pre-cut card base and then cut a piece of Christmas plaid paper 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and die-cut the Merry Christmas from a pre-glued scrap of red card stock, which I had previously run through my Xyron sticker maker.

I just glued the plaid paper across the card, added some foam pop dots to Miss Kitty to pop her up, and adhered the sentiment.  I was done -- 25 minutes, start to finish!

CottageCutz dies used on my card are: