Thursday, March 31, 2016

Birthday Celebration!

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here sharing with you a birthday card which is another shaker card!  Here is my card:

Closer look at the presents and shaker

How I made this card........

The size of my card is an A2(4 1/4 X 5 1/2), the solid layer is the same size and the design layer is 4 x 5.  Who has used the Stitched Wide Frames?  They are wonderful to make shaker cards.  The circle stitched frame on my card is from the Stitched Wide Circle Frame Set.  There are three sizes in the set.  I used the largest circle.   To make the shaker I cut a circle from a clear plastic sheet and fused the edges leaving an opening to put my sequins in.  Once I filled it, I fused the small opening I left open.  I then used my tape runner to tape the circle and the pouch I made.  Then I taped it to the card.  So simple, no message glue to deal with!

I used the Present die to cut the two presents.  After cutting the two presents, I shaded the edges with ink and cut small boxes for the back of the presents so you could not see through the back.  Also, you can see the hearts that run down the center of the box.

I finished the card off with a sentiment.  That was easy peasy!  Why don't you give it a try and make this card with the Present die!

Please come back soon to see some more creations from the design team!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nautical Father's Day

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit with us.
It's Mary Marsh here with the Wednesday edition of the Blog. Today, my card sample will show you another way to use some of the fabulous nautical dies from the CottageCutz March 2016 release. And, a way to use your circle dies for something other than just circles. It's also a Father's Day card which we will be celebrating here in the US on June 19.
So let's get started with how I created this card:
red card base:  4 5/8" x 5 1/2"
white layer:     4 3/8" x  5 3/8"
Both these layers are a little larger than the standard A2 size in order to accommodate the boat base and fishing net.
Sail Boat Base: Cut with navy blue card stock. I used the 3rd largest circle die from the CottageCutz circle (basics) set and cut it in half.  To give it a wood like effect, I used a woodgrain embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine.  
The fishing net is cut from kraft card stock and I used the CottageCutz paddles and rope ladder die. The fish are part of this die and I cut those in yellow, orange and blue card stocks.

 Striped Sails: I used striped patterned paper and cut in a triangle shape. One is slightly larger than the other. The "sail pole" is 1/4" wide, cut in navy blue and I taped the sails to it. I made it long enough to tuck behind the boat base.  To make the red flag atop the sails I used a star punch and cut off one of the points.
Clouds: I cut these from the Lighthouse w/ clouds die. Looks like it's temporarily sold out. Used white card stock and sponged with medium blue ink. I used dimensional tape to secure them to white base.
Water: I used a curvy line stamp to create my water and stamped in a medium blue ink.  Scattered a few fish in the water.
To complete my card I stamped my "happy father's day" sentiment in navy blue ink. I stamped on an angle for added interest. And, that's it for me for today. So until next time.......inky hugs!!!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fearless seafarer

Hi everyone, Janja here.
I hope you had a nice Easter. Today I'm sharing with you a card for boat and sea lovers.

For the card we need:
  • white cardstock for base of card: 10.6" (27 cm) x 5.3" (13,5 cm), folded in half
  • slightly smaller square patterned paper from the base
  • scraps of white and colored cardstock
  • Distress inks: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Wild Honey and Storm Sky
  • glue and adhesive pads
  • scissors and paper cutter

Owls are cut with the CottageCutz die captain & sailor owls. I put them on the two paddles and filled the bottom of the card with fishing net full of fish.
As an experienced seafarer never sails on the open sea without a life preserver, I fixed one on the fishing net.

With cute owls, you will delight even the most demanding lover of the sea.

List of dies used:

I wish you calm sea.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

The card for the Newborn baby

Hi, Yuliya here!)
Today I want to share with you little tutorial how to make a sweet  Newborn baby card. I use Baby Sleeping on Moon

Let's start! 
For the card, I prepared a template in the form of a cloud. I use the chipboard. The size of the card can be adjusted by your preferences. My card have a size 6,4" * 4,4"
 Cut out
 Once you have created a template in the shape of an cloud you will need to trace around it 2 times on your choice of patterned paper.
 The base cards of  cardstock. 
I cut it out 3 times (1x from cardstock and 2x from patterned paper).
Note! The details of the selected paper is smaller than the parts from cardstock
 Glue the details (blue and pink) to the cardstock
 Let it dry
Great! Our card is ready for the next step
Prepare some die-cuts
I use the glue ZIG memory system
How about  flowers?
All parts were glued to each other and decorated. Add some volume with the help of glue tape
So cute, isn't it?)
Details. You can also add some little enamel dots.
I hope you enjoyed this card

Other Supplies: cardstock,  scissors, Sizzix machine,  pencil, glue ZIG memory system and glue UHU creativ, flowers, enamel dots

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friends are like Lighthouses

Hi, Vladka here!

I'm thrilled with new Nautical release, it is full of beautiful dies. And for me it is always a challenge to use dies for occasions for which are not intended to be. So, I used Lighthouse and Clouds die to create special card for a friend. And it can be a birthday card too. Are you interested how you can create it? Let´s start!


White card base: 4 1/4 x 6 inches (cut 4 1/4 x 12 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of white cardstock for printing the sentiment 
Some white, dark blue and red cardstock scraps to cut out the die cuts 

Other Supplies:

CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Aged Mahogany, Tumbled Glass
Other: Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy, Water, Sheet of Acetate

1. With WordArt in Word, design the sentiment and print it with your printer on white cardstock. Trim it in size 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. I used Rochester Font.
2. Time to do some smooshing again. Add some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on acrylic block and spritzed some water on it. Then take a piece of plastic acetate and gentle pressed it against the block to pick up some of the ink. Now, press the plastic to the right side of paper to transfer the ink. This will give you a splotchy look.
3. With Lighthouse and Clouds die cut all die pieces out with white, dark blue and red cardstock. Distress edges of white pieces with Weathered Wood distress ink. Glue lighthouse pieces together as shown on the card.
4. With Message in the Bottle die, cut out with white cardstock the piece which represent sand. Color it with Weathered Wood distress ink which will give you the look of rock. Glue it under the lighthouse.

Now all you need to do is to glue lighthouse, together with clouds and seagulls, on the piece of paper with sentiment. Apply adhesive on the back side of this additional piece of paper and add it on the card base. Card is finished.

Have fun creating!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter candy basket

Hi, Janja here!
Countdown to Easter. With home-made candy basket in the shape of a heart, we can decorate Easter table and make children happy with chocolate eggs.

For the basket, I prepared a template in the form of a heart. I cut it out 4 times (2x from cardstock and 2x from patterned paper). All parts were glued to each other and decorated.
The width of the basket can be adjusted by your preferences with changing the width of the side tabs.

The handle of the basket is 11" (28 cm) long and 0.60" (1.5 cm) wide.

At the center of the basket, I added two cut-out hearts. I used a dies from the basic sets: heart (the largest die) and stitched heart (the 3th die from the center). 

All the flowers are cut with the new CottageCutz die 3D flower #5. The bloom is so rich that you can create different size with cutouts.
For the largest bloom I used all the cutouts. For two I removed the lower leaves and for three smaller ones I used only the middle of the bloom. They are all shaded with Distress ink: Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet.
For the twigs and leaves I used floral spray die. They are shadowed with Distress ink: Moved Lawn.
The bow is attached on the handle of the basket.

List of dies used: 

Thanks for visiting.