Friday, August 05, 2016

CottageCutz Challenge #5 - BIRTHDAY CARD

Hi, Vladka is here!

Thank you very much for all 29 great cards and projects you've made for Challenge #4. Two lucky winners will be announced at the end of this post. So, stay tuned.

And here is time to start new challenge. 
This time theme is BIRTHDAY CARD.

So, create a card or on any other gift for birthday.
And please, use ONLY CottageCutz dies and not any other dies. "Add your link" button is available under the list of used dies. If you are not familiar with this button, please check this post for more explanation. Challenge will be closed on 31st of August!

So, before I announced the winers, I'm going to show you my project for today.


White card base: 4 1/4 x 6 inches (cut 4 1/4 x 12 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of white cardstock and some white cardstock to cut out the die cuts and kraft paper for the pocket.

Other Supplies:

CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagon, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Other: Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy

Are you thinking what kind of card is this? It is birthday card for a boy which adores cars and so I was thinking that it will be fun to create a card  with a pocket and fill it with cars and the garage. Boy can take all these parts out of the pocket and can play with them.

Here you can see, how it looks when I put all the cars and the garage out of the pocket.

So, what you need to do first is, to cut all cars out of the white cardstock. I used Cars and Moving Track die for this. Color each of the car differently. Use distress inks and blending tool for this. Color also the tyres and use copic marker or any other black marker for this. I colored the tyres which are part of the car and also separate cut out tyres and glue separate one on the top of the car's tyre.

Now, color also the garage. Use red distress ink to color the roof and distress the edges with darker red distress ink. Color also the main part of the garage and use blue distress ink. 

To make garage's door, cut the rectangle (I've used the fourth biggest die) out of the white cardstock. To get more garage door look use the scoring board and make score lines. I made the score line every 1/8 of the inch. Glue all parts of the garage together: first the roof on the blue piece and than also the door. 

Now, prepare also the bow. Cut the biggest one out the white cardstock and colored all the parts with blue distress ink. Color also the back side of the main bow piece, because also this part is visible when bow is glued together.

Use also Fancy Happy Birthday die and cut the expression out of the white cardstock. With Scissors cut off the present and the cake.

Cut also the pocket out of the kraft carstock and glue it together and after that on the white card base. Glue bow and happy birthday expression on the pocket and put all the parts (garage and cars) in the pocket. Card is now finished.


And now go back to our challenge a little bit more. As I told you before, two lucky winners will be randomly chosen and will get gift certificate for Scrapping Cottage store.

First one will get gift certificate value of 50$...

... and second one in the value of 25$.

You have time till 31st of August to participate. 
Both winners will be announced in the same post as new challenge (for September) will begin.

All you need to do is take your CottageCutz dies and start creating! 
Please, use only CottageCutz dies!
Have fun and don´t forget to show us all your projects.

"Add your link" button is available under the list of used dies.


And of course we should not forget about the winners for the fourth challenge.

1st Gift certificate value of 50$ goes to Chez Moi. Her card was linked under number 2:

2nd Gift Certificate value of 25$ goes to Keti's Projects. Her card was linked under number 27:


Please, contact Joanne at to claim your Gift Certificate.

This is it for today. All I want to show you before I left is the list of CottageCutz dies which I used on my project. Here they are:


Юлия Кузнецова said...

Congratulations to the winners!
What is the original postcard Vladka! In love!

Блог Алёны Шатохиной said...

Поздравляю!!!! А машинки покорили) мои мальчишки сказали - нам такое надо!!

moi said...

WOW, you've made another perfect card. I love its multitasking.
And on top of it I'm the lucky winner. Soooo Happy.

Tina Z. said...

Congratulations to the winners!
Vladka, what a brilliant idea.

Janja said...

Very cute card.
Congratulations to the winners!

Karen in PA said...

Such an innovative and gorgeous card, Vladka!
And, congratulations to the winners - yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keti's Projects said...

What a great idea for children's card. They can play with part and it's so much fun. Thanks a lot for the great prize too. I have my wish list ready to go ;-)

creative lady said...

Love the birthday card!!! Congrats to all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Well this is amazing!
Thanks for sharing.

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Valerija said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Mary Marsh said...

This is a great idea for a boy's birthday card Vladka- very creative- a big congrats to the winners

OK said...

Открытка классная!
Девушек поздравляю с выигрышем!