Saturday, May 14, 2022

Gumball Treats for Father's Day

Hello CottageCutz 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!!! We have new dies in the online store. It's our Sweet Treats release with 13 new designs. They are so perfect for any card making occasion you may have. The individual dies are currently 30% off.

Today for your viewing pleasure I have created a Father's Day card using the new Candy & Gumballs die. So, let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I had a card base and matching designer paper layer in my stash that I thought would be perfect for a masculine card. And it would work well to display the Gumball machine die. 
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
Circle: 2 1/2"
I cut my gumball machine in a color to match the card base. The gumballs are in coordinating colors. 
Then for my sentiment, I computer generated this one. "Life is like bubblegum, Sweet at times, Sticky at others, and Best when shared". I used Andy font in 14 points and printed it out on the cardstock (pretty peacock- Stampin'- Up) that matched the designer paper. 
Now that my card elements are prepared, I started card assembly. The designer paper layer is attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive. 
The Gumball machine is attached to the circle layer with dimensional adhesive. I also used dimensional adhesive on the circle layer and laid it back in the die cut opening. 
To finish off my card front, I cut the sentiment into strips and attached to the designer paper layer. 

I also stamped my Father's Day sentiment on the card inside. I added a few of the leftover gumballs just for added interest. 
That's my card for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use the new Candy & Gumballs die. See you next Saturday!

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Die I used to create card:

Friday, May 13, 2022

Guest Designer Intro

Hello Scrapping Cottage Fans. Today I have the pleasure of announcing a new addition to the CottageCutz YouTube Team. 

 Linh Van

I’m Linh – or LV Handcrafted on social media. I live in Seattle, WA (the rain doesn’t bother me one-bit 😊) with my husband and our two dogs. I’ve been crafting since I was in high school but took a long break as I started my career. Now (many many years later) I am my own boss working as a business consultant, so I can balance my time and do more of what I love – papercrafting!

I’m honored and excited to join such a talented team of crafters and the CottageCutz community. There’s always so much to learn in papercrafting, and I find great joy in adding my own twist and sharing what I've learned. 

I love to share my makes as a way of giving back to our amazing crafty community. I mainly create process videos on my YouTube channel so you can see exactly how I create my projects. I dabble in a bit of everything - card making, mini albums, journals – and I love all things die-cutting - paper piecing, paper dolling, etc.

I’m looking forward to designing for CottageCutz and to interacting with you on all the socials!

Linh will have her first video up on the CottageCutz YouTube channel next Friday May 20th.

Our newest release- Sweet Treats- is in the online store. You can still pick up the bundle pricing through tonight at 9:00 pm PST. 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Yummy Birthday!

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

It is Pam sharing with you today and it is NEW RELEASE TIME!!

It is our Sweet Treats release!  There are 13 different designs and everyone of them can be used for a variety of occasions especially Birthdays!! The Bundle is currently on sale for 50% off!! And the individual dies are 30% off.  These sale prices won't last long so click HERE to hop on over to the store!

Today, I am using the Ice Cream Sundae die.  I used it as a birthday cupcake instead of ice cream.  Just and example of how you can use these dies in so many different ways!!  Be creative!!

Design Steps:

1.  Use an A2 White card base, a piece of dark red card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, Strawberry DP 4 x 3 1/2, Green polka dot DP 4 x 2 1/4 and a white lace border

2.  Glue the green polka dot DP to the bottom of the dark red card stock.  Glue the strawberry DP to the top of the dark red card stock.  Add the lace border between the two pieces of DP as shown above
3.  Use the Scalloped Circle die second from the largest and cut out a white circle.  Use the Ice Cream Sundae die and cut out the pieces using pink, white, dark red, and green polka dot DP.  Shade the pieces with a number of different ink colors and assemble with a fine tip glue
4.  Glue the dark red panel to the front of the white card base.  Glue down the white circle slightly off center as shown above
5.  Pop up the cupcake on the white circle.  Stamp your sentiment and layer onto dark red card stock then pop it up at an angle.  Add a small strip of strawberry DP 1/2 x 4 near bottom of the card as shown above and your card is complete 
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We have more inspiration on our YouTube Channel check it out HERE
Thanks so much for stopping by!  And I will see you next Thursday.

Blessings and Take Care

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

New Release Sweet Treats "Pedestal w/Cupcakes" and GIVEAWAY

Hi, it's Marla here today with a new video over on the Cottagecutz YouTube Channel.  Are you as excited as I am about this sweet new release?  I literally squealed when I received my new CottageCutz Sweet Treats dies.  Talk about some yummy goodness.  

I am in full blown summer mode, so for my card I went bright, bright, bright with my colors today.  My card features the new "Pedestal w/Cupcakes die which paired perfectly with the "Random Circles Slimline" die.  I hope you'll join me to see how this card came together AND to see how you can win the "Pedestal w/Cupcakes" die.  I will also be announcing the winner of the "Koalas" die, so you don't want to miss that.  

Thank you for supporting both our blog and YouTube Channel.  CottageCutz fans are the BEST!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Sweet Treat Release Soda Fountain Sundae Die

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends!  
Melinda here with you on this Terrific Tuesdie! Today I am sharing a project featuring dies from the SUPER SWEET New Sweet Treats Release! Talk about sweet! This set is over the top adorable!  Here is what I created.

This adorable Double Fountain Sundae card. 

I started by cutting out all my pieces in white cardstock. I used my chalks to dust some blue chalk along the edges of the fountain cup.

I colored in the heart with my pink marker and then applied it.

Here's a photo that shows the difference when you add some of that shimmery chalk over the top of the colored piece. The shimmery one is the one on the right. I love adding my shimmery chalk to pieces like this It gives it some extra sparkle without any mess.

Here's a closer look at the finished sundaes. I added some stickles to the white decorative swirl pieces. They are just so cute. I added a dew drop to the center of each heart and some more stickles to the top pink ice cream scoop.  I layered both onto a double stitched oval die.

I added all that onto an A4 top folding card base. 

Here's a closer look at the ribbon bow I added to the top. I don't have a sentiment on this one yet. Not sure if it will be a birthday card or something else.

Here is one last look at this adorable die! 

ACT FAST!!! This new release is available for a whopping 50% off if you buy the entire SWWEEETTTT collection!

Sweet Treats Release

The Dies I used to create this project:

Have you checked out the CottageCutz YouTube channel yet? 
It is filling up with beautiful projects and great how-tos!  
Head over and check out the latest video! 

Well that about covers it for today! Until the next time, have a wonderfully craft-die day!
Melinda Beltran

Monday, May 09, 2022

Framed Box Card

Hi everyone Happy Monday belated Mother’s Day to all the moms and dad moms.  I swear time seems to fly by so quickly these days I mean summer is almost here and with summer comes the summer heat and it isnt summer if its not filled with ice cream!
To make this framed card I drew a picture of a sort of window and cut it out.  You can leave it square or draw and sort of shape for the front.  The frame measures 5 x 5.5 with the sides at .5 You will need two of these one for the front and the other for the back.
2.  Next will make the sides for our shop.  Cut a strip of paper 4.5wx 3” h score each end .25 so you can adhere it to the frame of the box as seen below.  Decorate as desired. 

3. Now we will make the rows inside to be used as a sort of shelf.  We will add out diecut pieces to the strips
4.  You see I covered the strips with patterned paper this is an option.  You can leave it plain the choice is yours.
5. I used Candy & Gunballs, Build an Icecream Cone, Farm Fence slimline and Easel Sign w/Flowers to decorate my shop.
This completes my post and I hope everyone enjoyed it.  I just had some Jennys Gooey Buttercream  icecream myself 🥰
You can use glitter, enamel gel and more to dress up your cones.

Products Used

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Ice Cream Truck Birthday (new die)

Hello CottageCutz 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 new dies in the online store. It's our Sweet Treats release with 13 new designs. They are so perfect for any card making occasion you may have. You can pick up the entire bundle for a limited time savings of 50%. The individual dies are currently 30% off.  

Today for your viewing pleasure I have created a birthday card using the new Ice Cream Truck die.  So, let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

I cut the ice cream truck image using the packaging as a guide for the colors. I just loved the pink and purple truck. 
For my card layout, I decided to do a fun fold. I was looking on Pinterest one day and came across a double easel fold design. I thought it would work for my ice cream truck birthday card nicely. Here is a link to a video if you like visuals. 
white card base: 4 1/4" x 11" - scored at 5 1/2"
lemon-lime layer: 4" x 10 1/4", scored at 2 1/2" and at 5"
lemon-lime designer paper: 3 3/4" x 5" and 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
This is what the layer looks like after the score lines are burnished. 
Next, I attached the designer paper layers. 
Then this layer is attached to the white card base using double sided tape. 
I cut my sentiments in 2 shades of pink. They are from the sentiments w/shadows release. I used Sweet, Happy Birthday and Wishes
I attached the sentiments with glue dots. The ice cream truck is attached with dimensional adhesive. To finish off the card I scattered a few pink enamel dots.

That's my card for this week. See you again next Saturday. The DT will be showing more samples this week using these new dies. 

Reminder: Our YouTube Channel has a new video from Jen Hartsgrove. There is a giveaway for being a subscriber, liking the video and leaving a comment. Click here. 

dies I used to create card: