Sunday, April 30, 2017

Twist Pop-Up Card for Baby

Hi everyone! It's Janet from SugarShine Designs and I'm bringing you a card that will really wow your recipients! It's called the Twist Pop-Up card and it's an eye catcher.

Today's project continues to feature some of the new dies that were released in the GIGANTIC baby release that happened earlier this month. It has been so much fun working with the new release and many of these wonderful dies!

My card features six designs highlighting all things baby. I've geared it for a girl but of course you can always change the colors to be gender neutral or boyish.

This card has a surprise when you open it. Describing it isn't adequate so please go to the link below for the video showing the effect and how I decorated this fun card base.

I've posted another video that shows in detail how to make the card base itself. I'm confident you will be able to make this card after you watch it but I will answer any questions you leave for me there.

Thanks for joining me on this beautiful Sunday morning. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Baby Girl Christening Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We just had the cutest release of baby dies. There are 42 different designs. So perfect for creating cards to welcome the new baby, baby birthday cards or even as baby shower invitations. I have several nieces who recently married and now are expecting so I will need baby cards as well as Christening cards very soon.

So today for your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing the new girl christening gown die. It's such a beautiful die that cuts a sweet baby dress. So let's get started with some details on what I did this week.

I already had the card idea in mind. So when I saw the sketch #642 on Splitcoaststampers this week, I knew it would work perfectly as my layout. It's a square layout this week. I haven't made a square card for awhile.

Vanilla Card Base: 5" square
Blush Pink Layer: 4 1/4" square
Blush Pink Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" square
Champagne Mesh Ribbon Layer: 1 1/2"
Blush Pink Ribbon Layer:  1/2"

Step 1. I figured out my card sizes and then cut all the cardstock and patterned paper. I found this pretty blush pink paper in my stash. I liked how the hearts are cascading down the paper. On the reverse side is a pretty sand color lace pattern.

Step 2:  I wanted to have a cross in this design because it is a christening. And in this Christian ceremony the baby is dedicated to God. I decided to stencil the cross pattern instead of using the die cut. I was going after a very soft look for this card.

I used the Easter Cross die and cut the stencil from a window sheet. I used blush pink ink to stencil the cross. The paper size on this vanilla panel is 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" and the pink layering panel is 1 7/8" x 3 3/8". I used a corner rounder for some added interest. It's layer #6 on this sketch.
I decided to stamp my sentiment directly over the stenciled cross. I used a brown sugar ink. This sentiment is layer #7 in this sketch.

Step 3: I cut the christening gown in vanilla cardstock. The other pieces are cut in blush pink. This is another of the detailed dies from CottageCutz. With this die you can cut the collar, buttons, sleeve trim, waistband, bow and hemline. You have the option to cut in white and color the pieces,  or do as I did and cut with colored cardstock. I really like how this gown turned out. It's so soft and girlie.

Step 4: Time for card assembly. I originally was going to use the lace pattern that is on the reverse side of my patterned paper. But when I placed it on the card I thought it was a bit dark. So I used a champagne mesh and blush pink ribbon. It kept the softness of my card. To finish it off I added some pearls in the corner and a butterfly to the cross panel.
Well, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you some inspiration for using this new die. So until next time........hugs to you Blogger friends!

Dies I used to create this card:

Friday, April 28, 2017


Hello Folks !!!

Happy Friday !! It's Anita here with the new release baby dies. CottageCutz has released a whole new collection of adorable baby theme dies and I am sure you will love them all. you can see them here.

I had made two cards with these cute dies last week. If you missed that post, do check it out here.

I loved the way this card has turned out. I am sure all kids will adore this card.

To make this card, follow the instructions below.
1. Cut a frame with Stitched Rectangle die using the largest die and small die.
2. Adhere it on a card stock a little larger than the frame.
3. Cut clouds, sun , grass baby animals and balloons  from card stock .
4. Colour them with copic markers.
5. Arrange the die cuts as shown.
6. Assemble the animals pieces together. For this , follow the picture given on the package.
7. Stamp a flower and colour it.
7. Add the sentiment.

CottageCutz dies used.

Used the balloons from this die.



Do check the store for all the amazing collection. I hope you liked my card.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Koala Baby!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!!

It is Pam sharing with you today.  Spring always brings new life!  It is so much fun to see all of the new baby birds all around our neighborhood.  Plus all of the other new born animals such as the fawn, fox and squirrels!  That is what inspired me in doing this sweet card. I am using one of Cottage Cutz new baby die sets called Baby Koala with Blanket.

Here are my design steps to make this adorable little keepsake!
 1. Use the large Double-Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the blue designer paper and then cut a slightly larger piece of piece of pink card stock to mat it. Next cut out pink designer paper using the second largest circle from the Cross-Stitched Circle set.  Using white card stock cut out the doily using Tea Time Doily.
 2.  Glue down the pink mat in the center then adhere the blue designer paper on top
 3. Slightly offset the doily and glue down add the pink designer paper circle to the top as shown
 4.  Cut out all the pieces of the Baby Koala with Blanket.  Use dark gray, light gray, black, white, yellow and blue card stock for the pieces.
 5. Using gray, blue and pink ink lightly sponge around the edge of the Koala bear pieces, the blanket and bottle
 6.  Use the second to the smallest Cross-Stitched Circle die and cut a white piece of card stock then stamp on the sentiment
 7.  Assemble all of the pieces by using a narrow tip fast drying glue.  Use small black pearls for the Koala's eyes
 8. Pop up the Koala Bear and the bottle onto the pink designer paper.  Pop up the sentiment on the upper right hand corner add a star button and bow

Cottage Cutz Products Used:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you decide to make a new mom very happy with one of these darling new release baby dies!



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baby Clothesline

Hello, friends!  So glad you stopped in to visit Scrapping Cottage today!  It is Bev Polen from Guneaux Designs, and I am a guest designer today for Scrapping Cottage.  I have for you a baby card that features one of the new baby dies from the recent release.  If you have yet to check out the baby dies, you can find several adorable ones here.

My card features one of the new baby dies, the CottageCutz Baby Clothesline Die.

To create the card, I used several other CottageCutz dies as well, as you will see below.  To make the card, follow these steps:

Step 1.  Cut out the clothesline pieces and attach them together.  The assembled clothesline is approximately 4-3/4" long.

Step 2.  Use the CottageCutz Lighthouse With Clouds Die to cut out some clouds.

Step 3.  Use the CottageCutz Campfire Clothesline Die to cut out and assemble two trees.

Step 4.  Use the CottageCutz Spring Grass Die to cut out three pieces of grass from green card stock.

Step 5.  Use the CottageCutz Garden Accessories Die to cut out the pieces from white card stock.   (Except for the fence, I colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers.)

Step 6.  Start assembling the card by cutting a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of blue card stock for the first layer of the card.  Attach the clouds and trees to the blue card stock.

Step 7.  Attach two pieces of the grass in layers using foam tape on the second layer.  Attach the assembled clothesline with foam tape.  Ensure the giraffe and elephant's feet are touching the grass. (I cut two small pieces from another blue clothesline to extend the first line to the trees.)

Step 8.  Attach the fence to the left and right sides of the piece using foam tape.  Attach a third layer of grass with foam tape at the bottom of the fence.  Color and add the flowers and stems onto the fence.  Cut a 5-1/4" x 3/4" piece of green card stock, tear a small portion from the top, sponge on green ink, and place it at the bottom of the fence and floral stems.

Step 9.  Cut a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of white card stock, fold in half for the card base, and attach the above piece to the card base front.

I hope you try creating a card with the CottageCutz Baby Clothesline Die.  It will be fun!
These are the CottageCutz dies used for creating the card: