Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Christmas Mice

Hi, Janja here!

You've already started to think about your Christmas cards. Today I have another Christmas card for you. Let's see how it's made.

- CottageCutz dies: Christmas Mice, Little Angel (stars)
- white cardstock for a center step card
- white and colored cardstock
- patterned paper
- colored ink pads
- glue, double-sided adhesive tape, self-adhesive foam pads

For the cutouts we will use colored cardstock. So first prepare colored cardstock and ink pads.
Then cut out the individual cutouts, ink the edges, and fix them to each other.

Now cut and fold the card base. Center step card tutorial.
This is my card base.

Cut the patterned paper and attach it to the card base. The paper is colored on the edges.

Stamp a sentiment and complete the card as shown. Last, add some small stars. 
I borrowed them from a little angel.

I would like to remind you that the new Christmas dies (Part 3) and the new Halloween dies are already in the store. They are currently on sale for 25% off.

I hope you enjoyed it. Have a nice day.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Gnomes Bake Shop

Hi, Lois here with my Monday card.  Before showing the card, however, I wanted to let you know that the Christmas Release (Part 3) and new Halloween dies are on sale at 25% off on the CottageCutz website.  I hope you check them out.  There is also a cute new die, Dakota the Husky, which is available only in the CottageCutz store.

Now, on to my card!   I'm a big fan of fun-fold cards, and today's card is a Center Step Card.  If you're unfamiliar with this technique, you can find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  This is my card for today.

Cardstock used for this card are as follows:

Brown - 5 1/2" x 11"
Red - 3 1/8" x 4 1/8"
White - slightly larger than 3" x 4"
Patterned paper - 3/4" x 5 1/4" (3 pieces)

I die cut the pieces for the bake shop from brown and white cardstock.

Using Copic markers and some distress ink, I colored the pieces and constructed my bake shop.

I then cut the gnomes from white cardstock . . .

. . . then colored and constructed the figures.

Following the directions from the Center Step Card tutorial, I cut, scored, and folded my card base from the brown cardstock.

After die-cutting the white piece of cardstock with the second largest Wacky Stitched Rectangle die, I layered the red and white pieces onto the center of the card; then glued the three strips of patterned paper -- trimming down the vertical strips to size.

I then added the bake shop and gnomes to finish the card.

CottageCutz dies used on this card are:




Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gnomes Card


This is Anja. I just love all the new gnomes dies. It is so adorable. I had to try another one for today's card.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Nordic Gnomes, Love, Peace & Joy),
- Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain),
- white card base (1015 cm),
- water color paper for die cuts and background (9,6x20,6 cm),
- snowflake stencil,
- white glitter paste,
- spatula,
- heat gun,
- black pen,
- water spritzer,
- paper glue.

First I colored the gnomes. I used Distress Inks.

Then I colored the sentiment.

Next I made the background. I used smooching technique. I dried the paper with heat gun.

When it was dry, I used then stencil and spatula to apply the paste. I let it dry.

Then I just glued the background to the base and adhered the sentiment and the gnomes. And my card was done.

This is all from me for today. I'm also inviting you to check the online store for all the new goodies.

Have a nice Sunday.

Anja Z.

The Cottage Cutz products I used:

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Believe Nativity

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 
 My card today is from Part 2 of the 2018 Christmas release. There are 29 new designs in this release.

And, speaking of new releases Christmas Part 3 has just been released along with some new Halloween dies. You will find these in the online store at a 25% off sale. There is also an exclusive die that can only be purchased through the online store. Check out the sweet Dakota the Husky die

The DT will be showing samples soon with these new dies. Today though I am using the Believe Nativity die. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Step 1:  I started my card this week with a card sketch. This one is from the Card Maps site. It was their January 2018 sketch and it's a square layout. My card measures 5 1/2" square.
Step 2: I had this starry patterned paper in my stash and I knew I was going to use it when I created a card with this Nativity die. So that determined my card colors of navy and white.
navy blue card base: 5 1/2" square
white layering panel: 5 1/4" square
navy patterned paper: 5" square
 I cut the Believe Nativity in white cardstock. I decided to keep everything square on my card. So I used the largest die from the pierced wide square frame set for the rectangle element on this sketch.
For the flag banner element, I stamped part of a silent night sentiment. It was on one line but with the help of my MISTI and masking tape, I converted it to a 2 line sentiment.
Step 3: Now that all the card elements are cut and stamped it 's time to start card assembly. Affixed the navy patterned paper to the white cardstock layer panel, then the wide stitched square frame with double sided tape.
Secured the banner with dimensional adhesive. I moved the banner more to the right of the square frame in order to allow enough room so the image wouldn't cover the sentiment.
Next up is the image. I used a combination of glue dots and dimensional adhesive to secure it on the panel.
 Step 4: To complete my card, the image panel was added to the navy blue cardstock base. I wanted to add a few sequins but there was no room on the banner so I placed them around the square frame. I like the little touch of bling.

Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use the Believe Nativity. This is a card that wouldn't be hard to create multiples of for Christmas. See you next Saturday!

Dies I used to create card: