Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sweet Get Well Bear!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam creating with you today!!

A HUGE SALE IS GOING ON NOW!!! THIS SALE FEATURES OUR LATEST RELEASE DIES FOR THE ULTIMATE GET WELL CARD! HERE IS A PEEK of all the new release dies! Also make sure you check out our entire store there are many items on sale!! HERE IS THE LINK TO THE STORE!

Now on to todays card!

I am continuing to share our new release Get Well Dies.  They are just so perfect to cheer someone up who is not feeling well.  And we all know that this is the time of year for the nasty colds and flu.  As a matter of fact I think I will send this to myself because I have my first cold of the year!

Design Steps:

1.  Using the Bear Patient die cut the bear out of kraft card.  Then cut the soup can and tissue box out of white
 2.  Using TH Distress Oxides shade in the bear and add the rhinestones for his eyes
3.  Using Copic markers color in the soup can and the tissue box and assembly all of the pieces
 4. Using the Tea Time Doily die cut out a white doily.  Use the Expressions Get Well Phrase die cut get well out of red card stock

 5.  Us an A2 white card base cut a slightly smaller piece of red card stock and then a slightly smaller piece of DP and glue them all together
 6.  Glue the white doily to the top of the card
 7.  Pop dot the bear with the soup can and the tissue to the doily

8.  Glue the Get will to the bottom half of the card and your Get Well card is complete

Cottage Cutz Dies

I hope you will check out our massive sale and take a look at the new release Get Well Dies.  They are all so cute and perfect for a great Christmas Gift!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Oh No Kitty Double-Window Card

Hello everyone! It's Janet and it's my turn to share a project video with you. I hope all our U.S. fans enjoyed a few days off and lots of time with family and friends! Likely among all that you visited with there were people recovering from a cold or some other ailment. It seems so many people are suffering with something or other right now.

There's no better way to make someone feel better than to receive a cheery get well card from someone. Well, we have that covered! You've been seeing lots of the new get well projects from our talented design team lately and I'm showing another twist on the Oh No Kitty die. This kitty is so darn cute with all of his little owies bandaged up! I couldn't help but use it on a project.

Click on the thumbnail link to learn how this double-window card was made. It's a little tricky to cut the windows so they are centered over each other but pretty easy once you learn a few tips.

If you'd like to see all twelve of the Get Well themed dies in the new release, click on the thumbnail link below. These dies and many others found in the Scrapping Cottage site are on sale through December 1st. Don't miss it!

Dies used in this project:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Chicken Noodle Soup

Hi, Lois here today with another card made with one of the Black Friday release Get Well dies. There are 12 dies in the release, and all of them are really cute and sure to cheer up anyone who is under the weather!  The entire bundle can be purchased at a special price, plus you can buy individual dies at a discount also.  Some up to 80% off!  That is a great deal!!!   My card today uses two of the new Get Well sets, Chicken Noodle Soup and Get Well Phrase.

To begin my card I cut cardstock for the base:

Red - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Black - 4" x 5 1/4"
White - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Gingham patterned paper - 3 7/8" x 1 1/2"

I have found that sometimes it is much easier to cut all the various pieces of a die from white cardstock and then color them.  That is what I did with the Chicken Noodle Soup die.  The sentiment die was cut from black cardstock, which I had backed with a double-sided adhesive sheet.

Using the illustration on the packaging, I colored the various die-cut pieces with Copic markers -- with the exception of the soup can and the spoon.  These I colored with a silver Wink of Stella brush.  I didn't think it was necessary to color the entire soup can because only the top and bottom would eventually show.

Then I constructed the chicken, soup bowl, and soup can.

After I put my card together, I decided that the "CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP" didn't show up very well; so I used an XS Faber-Castell black pen to go over the words.  I was much happier with this.  I then added the three enamel dots.

I was  really impressed with all the parts of this die -- down to the steam and the noodles!  Be sure to check out these very cute Get Well dies, as well as all the others that are on sale.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Deer Family


This is Anja again. I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. We got a little bit of snow today, but not enough to make it look like a winter wonderland. That's why I decided to make it my own.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Winter Deer Family, Woodland Cabin),
- Distress Oxides (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Faded Jeans),
- white card base (10,5x21 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- old toothbrush,
- paper scissors,
- paper glue.

First I colored the background. I colored directly on the card base. I started with the lighter tones and then went toward darker ones. I blended the colors together with lighter tones.

When I was happy with the sky color I used an old toothbrush ant spritzed a bit of water all over it. I let the small water drops to dry. In the meanwhile I cut a longer strip of paper with my scissors o use it as the snowy background for the deer.

Then I die cut the deer family and the trees. I colored the die cuts with Distress Oxides.

When I had everything colored and ready I just glued it together into a winter scene.

Don't forget to check the sale in The Scrapping Cottage shop. You can find some awesome discounts til December 1st. 
 May you Sunday be relaxed. See you in a week.
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz products I used:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sending Hugs (Black Friday Release Die)

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.

Some exciting news! There is a new bundle of "Get Well" dies that are part of the CottageCutz Black Friday release. And, along with this new release is some special pricing on all the dies. You can save up to 60% on these new dies. So check out the online store for a huge sale on ALL CottageCutz dies.

Today, I am featuring the new Sending Hugs Bear die. This die is so versatile. It can be used to send a get well card, a card of encouragement or even a Valentine card to someone. So without further delay, let's get started on the details of my card for today.

Step 1:  I started my card this week, as in some other weeks, with a sketch I found over on Splitcoaststampers. I thought it was a good one to showcase this sweet little bear. And, also to use some patterned paper that wouldn't get completely covered up.
Step 2: Once the layout was decided, I looked through my paper stash. I wanted to see what I could use that would coordinate with the theme of the bear die.
I found this heart paper that I thought would work perfectly for any of the card ideas I gave above. I also liked the red & white colors as I usually gravitate towards the bright shades.
Red card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Heart Patterned Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Red scalloped circle: I used the largest of the Nested Scallop Circles
White Circle Image Panel: I used the larges of the Circle dies
Step 3: I cut my bear image, the flower and the sending word from this die set. I decided to stamp the word "Hugs" just for added interest.
I cut the flower in yellow cardstock to break up all the red I was using. Did you notice the cute little embossed belly button this bear has? I used a blush marker to make it stand out a bit. CottageCutz dies all have such incredible detail.
Step 4: I am now ready to start the card assembly.
The circle in the layout has a flat bottom. I first assembled both circles and then cut off approximately 3/8" from the bottom. Before I adhered to the card base, I stamped my "handmade hugs" sentiment.
After it was stamped, I thought it was slightly off-center. So I cut 2 red hearts from an older CottageCutz die and added to the left side. It draws your eye away from it not being centered. I attached my bear to this panel with dimensional adhesive. Gives it more depth.

To complete my card, I added the sending phrase on a slight angle to the patterned paper. Again it just adds some interest to the card.

Well, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this new Sending Hugs Bear die. Remember, there is a big Black Friday sale going on until Tuesday, December 1. It's a chance to pick up some new dies at bargain prices.

I will be back next week with a Christmas card idea.

Dies I used to create card: