Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Give Thanks

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Tuesday edition of the Blog.
The 2nd part of the Christmas dies have been released as well as new Autumn dies. If you haven't been over to the online store, you should definitely go and take a look at all the new goodies.
 And, today I am showing you one of the new Autumn dies. It's the Give Thanks die set.  I love our Thanksgiving Holiday and creating cards to send to family and friends is something that is part of the celebration for me.
 So let's get started on how I created my card for today. I made a different size card today. This one is 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Olive Card Base: 3 1/2" x 11" - scored at 5 1/2"
Stenciled panel: 3 3/8" x 5 3/8"
Image Panel: 2 3/8" x 4 1/2"
I was going to use pattern paper and none of my stash was catching my eye. So I decided to do some stenciling on the background panel. I really like the leaves on this die so I cut them from scrap white cardstock and used them as my template. And, also different distress inks.
 I used a stencil brush to feather in the leaf colors. I really like the soft look that I was able to achieve with this brush. Just another way to get more use from your dies.
Now that my background is complete, I went for the next layer and chose some 1 1/4"wide striped olive grosgrain ribbon. It matches my card base. I also used a corner rounder on this panel for some added interest.
At this point I am ready to cut my dies to layer on this panel. I used a curry colored cardstock for one of my leaves and the other 2 a reddish brown shade and the pumpkin of course is cut in orange. For my Give Thanks word, I used a purple cardstock. I also used the corner rounder on this image panel.
Here are some close-up photos. Just wanted you to see the detail on the pumpkin and leaves as well as the beautiful font on the Give Thanks word.
Well, that's it for me for this post. See you again on Friday with another Fall card. So until next time .......inky hugs.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cardinals and birdhouse

Hi, Janja here!

Snow covered grass and bare trees do not offer much comfort to the birds, which are looking for food in our garden in the cold days. Birds will thank us if we hung on a tree a birdhouse with seeds in late autumn.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- kraft cardstock : 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- patterned paper: 4 x 4" (10,2 x 10,2 cm)
- white cardstock: 4.5 x 4.5" (11,5 x 11,5 cm)
- white and brown cardstock
- stencil-snow
- white texture paste
- snow marker
- painting knife
- Distress ink: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
- Distress marker: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot

With two largest dies from basic sets: circle and stitched circle, cut opening in white and kraft cardstock. I like the color of craft cardstock and how it gives a homely feel to the card.
Cut the cardinals and birdhouse from white cardstock with the die cardinals & birdhouse and shadow them with Distress inks.

On kraft cardstock place a stencil and apply a white texture paste over it.

While the snow is drying, cut a bow and tape. For a tape use the die stitched wide rectangle frame. Shadow and attach them to the snow-covered cardstock.

Cut out branches and fence from brown cardstock with the dies: winter branches and garden accessories.
Apply snow with a snow marker.

Assemble the card.

I would like to remind you on our challenge #5 - birthday card. You still have time to share your projects with us. 

That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by. 




Sunday, August 28, 2016

Festive vintage envelope

Hello friends!
Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. This is Yuliya here). It's here share some of the new Christmas release with you!
And I will be sharing how to make this Festive vintage envelope  using the CottageCutz dies.

Here is list of all supplies I usedCottageCutz Dies:
-- CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Circle Set (Basics)
Other: Sizzix machine, glue, patterned paper, cardstock, glossy accents, ribbon

Follow the pictures below for making this card step-by step
1. Size my cardstock - 28 cm * 20 cm. Fold it : 9 cm - 10 cm - 9 cm. And size my envelope - 20 cm*10 cm. 
2. Glue tape
3. Prepare patterned paper for base: 9,6 cm* 19,6 cm (2 pc), 8,6 cm*19,6 cm (4pc)

4. Glue details

Ok!) Easy and simple!

I hope you like it. Have fun creating. And don't forget, fifth CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is BIRTHDAY CARD. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Winter Scene in Pop up Diorama card

HELLO !!!! Warm greetings from Anita!

It's Saturday and everyone waits for this after a week of busy hard work and routine chores. Saturday means a weekend with family and friends and relaxation. For me relaxation is crafting. And nowadays , I am just making a variety of Christmas cards. With so many Christmas theme craft goodies, one can create amazing projects. One such product is dies and CottageCutz has newly released some beautiful Christmas dies. You can check them out HERE

Today I will share with you a very  pretty project and believe me !! It's one of the most enjoyable project that I have made. You must try this as this super easy to make and one can do so much with type of card. This is Pop Up Diorama Card. Its is actually a 3D  dual window card to create layered scenes etc. In my card , I have created a winter snow scene with the CottageCutz Christmas dies.


Cut two pieces of card stock ( blue and white A-B) measuring 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches.
Cut one piece of white card stock-C  7 inches by 7 inches
Score card stock A and B at 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 6.5 inches and 7 inches
Score card stock C at 0.5 inch and 6.5 inches.

Position CottageCutz Stitched Rectangle die on the A piece-blue card stock in the centre. Cut out the die.

Use the CottageCutz Stitched Rectanlge die the next smaller one and position on middle layer C

 Place A on C to see the exact position. The inner window will be smaller than the outer window.

After cutting out the window, place card stock in Misti tool and stamp out snow trees with Distress inks-Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn.

Colour the CottageCutz die cuts ( list is below) with Zig Markers. Apply distress clear rock candy and adhere in layers on the middle layer. Keep the front blue layer on top to see the exact position of die cuts.

Distress the Top blue layer with Evergreen Bough and Chipped Sapphire distress ink. Stamp snow flakes with Chipped Sapphire and add glitter.

 Adhere the three layers together with the first score line of all three coinciding with each other.
Add the sentiment on CottageCutz Stitched Oval die. Adhere on top.

Detailed view of the layers. Cut some layers in white card stock. Apply Glitter and add to the base as shown. Add more die cuts as shown.

CottageCutz Forest Friends Border (Elites)

CottageCutz Birch Trees & Deer

CottageCutz Snowy Tree

So do create this fun and wonderful card using the above tutorial and do not forget to share what you make.