Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Have a Magical Day Card

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I'm sharing a project for my design team post.  The new Magical Fantasy dies are perfect for making all kinds of unique creations.  I love all of the whimsical designs from this release.
I found this scrap of confetti paper left over from another project in my scrap box which inspired the colors of my card.
I die cut the Unicorn Cupcake in white card stock and shaded it with my Oxide Inks and adhered all of the pieces.  I die cut the sentiment from the Magical Unicorn Dreams set and shaded it to coordinate with the cupcake.  The gorgeous doily is from the Nested Stitched Doily set.
I created my A2 sized card by layering the tiny checkered pattern with the confetti strip and white card stock.
Next, the doily was placed on the top half of my card with the unicorn centered on top of the doily.
The oversized sentiment was anchored on the white card stock along with the tiny stars from the same die set.
To finish off my card I stamped a partial sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Countless Occasions stamp set and pop dotted the pieces to create the phrase.
Here are the dies I used on my card available in the shop:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Knight and Dragon

Hi, Janja is here with you.
Above the dragons and knights, boys are always excited. I made two cards for all the little boys who dream that they are brave knights who overcome the dragon.
I used dies from the new release - Magical Fantasy.

- CottageCutz dies: Knight, Royal Horse, Magic Dragon, Fairytale Castle, Rainbow With CloudsRetro Alphabet
- white card base: 4.25 x 5.5" (10,8 x 14 cm), folded
- white cardstock: 4 x 5,2" (10,2 x 13,2 cm)
- scrapbooking glitter paper
- colored cardstock
- colored ink pads
- embossing folder
- glue, double side adhesive tape, self adhesive foam pads

For the first card, cut out the knight and horse. Then darken all the pieces with colored ink pads along the edges and fasten them together.

For the brick wall use embossing folder and distress ink - Iced spruce.

The first letter of the boy's name is cut out of blue and silver scrapbooking glitter paper.

Completed card.

Repeat the process on the second card and cut out the central motive first. 
Cut the hill with scissors.

I used an oval brush and a plastic stencil for the cloudy background. Very simple and the result is flawless.

Now we have everything ready. We finish the card as shown.

Have a nice day.


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!


It's Anja here. Today is Easter Sunday. I'm spending it with my family, eating a lot of food and having a good time.
I made the last Easter card for this season for today's post. I combined different dies and made a bunny, picking daffodils.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Spring Showers Bunny, Buster w/Spring Daffodil, Egg Painting Bunny),
 - Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, Black Soot),
- white card base (21x10 cm),
- patterned paper for die cuts and background (20,7x9,7 cm),
- white cards stock for die cuts and background (19,7x8,7 cm),
- black pen,
- white pen,
- paper glue.

First I cut the eggs and bunny's clothes out of patterned paper. I used Distress Inks to color around the edges.

Next I cut the bunny and all the daffodils and colored it.

The I cut the background paper.

Then I arranged all the pieces and glued it on the card base. I colored the sky around the bunny and daffodils.

And my card was done.

I wish you all a Happy Easter Sunday. I hope you get to spend it with people you love and good food.

See you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, April 20, 2019

DT Samples w/Spring & Fantasy Dies (Day 4)

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. We are sampling cards from our Spring and also our new Magical Fantasy release.
There are 27 new designs in the Magical Fantasy release. And for a limited time the individual dies are on sale at 25% off. We want to give your some ideas for your own card making. So let's get started with our samples for today.

Card 1: This is a card that I (Mary Marsh) created using the beautiful new Unicorn Floral die. I thought this would make a great feminine graduation card since the grad will be going on a new life adventure. To create the circular wreath look I used one of our circle dies and drew a pencil line. Then I started building my wreath starting with the unicorn and worked my way around. The coloring on our packaging is so beautiful that I used similar colors. A simple change of sentiment and this could be a birthday, anniversary or even a get well card.

Card 2:  Our next sample is from Anja Zurga. She also created a floral card using the Spring Teacup Bouquet. How perfect would this be for Mother's Day. What Mom doesn't like to get flowers? Or do you have a friend who loves to garden and has flower beds that are the envy of the neighborhood? Make her a card like this to let her know you are thinking of her. So many occasions and possibilities with this die.
Card 3: Our next sample is from Pam MacKay. She used the Sweet Unicorns die to create a beautiful and whimsical birthday card. Since Unicorns are adorable and very magical, the special little one in your life will love it. The background was created with distress oxide inks and the use of shimmer paper on the unicorn manes added just the right touch of sparkle.  The sentiment carries through the magical appeal of her card.
 Card 4:  Our last sample for today is from Janja Albreht. She used the Peeking Egg Bunny and Spring Potted Bunnies dies to create this super cute and colorful Easter card. Don't you just love these precious little bunnies and look at that little bunny behind. The eye catching  Easter Phrase is using an older die -Retro Alphabet.
Well that's our samples for today. I hope the team has given you some fresh ideas for creative ways to use the new dies over the past 4 days. If you haven't seen the other cards check here, here and here. Happy Easter everyone!

dies used to create cards: