Thursday, November 14, 2019

Reindeer Baking!

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam sharing with you today!

I am so glad I have gotten a head start on my Christmas cards.  So that I can make each one of them special for the family member or friend.  The one I am making today is going to a friend that loves to bake.  I personally would rather bake then cook!  These little baking reindeer are just adorable!

Design Steps:

 1.  Using the Let's Bake Cookies die cut all of the pieces out in white card stock
 2.  Color and shade the pieces using your favorite markers
3.  Assemble the 3 reindeer and place dimension tape on the back of each of the reindeer
 4.  Use a white A2 card base cut a piece of red polka dot DP  4 x 5 1/4.  And then using the Double Stitched Rectangle die cut second from the largest cut out a piece of DP.
5.  Glue down the DP stitched rectangle then wrap white Ric Rack to the red DP on the top and bottom.  Then glue to the card base
6.  Arrange your little reindeer on the front of the card and add your sentiment

CottageCutz Productions

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And I hope you are having fun making your Christmas cards for friends and family.  There is still a lot of time to shop for dies to make someone a very special card!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I'm sharing a card for my design team post.  The beautiful Christmas Cardinal is the from the Christmas Part 2 die release and is one of my favorite dies from this release.
For my card base, I went with a basic color palette and fussy cut the pieces for the fence.  I heat embossed a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Merry & Bright stamp set on a hand cut flag.
I layered the fence posts onto my card base building the fence along the bottom edge. Next, I splattered the background with some white paint for a snowy affect and matted it on a black card base.
I cut out the Christmas Cardinal in white card stock and used my Oxide Inks to shade all of the pieces.  I went with the traditional red theme for this sweet bird.
The cardinal was perched on the snowy fence as the focal point of my card.  I love the way he pops against the neutral background.
The embossed sentiment was added above the cardinal as the final finishing touch on my card.
Here is the die set used on my card, available in the store:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Penguin's Christmas Tree

Hi! Janja here with you.
For this week's post, I used two penguins from the Christmas release Part 1.

- CottageCutz dies: Penguin's Christmas Tree, Birch Trees & Deer
- blank card: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- white cardstock: 4.5 x 4.5" (11,5 x 11,5 cm)
- colored cardstock
- colored ink pads
- embossing folder -
- glue, double-side adhesive tape, self adhesive foam pads

Cut out penguins and a tree from colored cardstock. Use color pads for more depth.

Cut out birch trees of white cardstock. Cut off a white hill with scissors. Color the edges with a gray ink pad.

Trim patterned paper and white cardstock. Create a snowy background with an embossing folder.

Now gradually paste all the elements on a snowy background.

Add some glitter to the star.

Paste the white cardstock to the patterned paper. 

Cover the front of the card and leave a narrow edge. 
We're done.

Have a nice day.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Group Post Samples

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. We are sampling DT cards for the next 6 Mondays using dies from the Christmas Part 2 release.

There are 34 new designs in this release. This release has something for everyone. So if you prefer a more religious tone to your cards- we have you covered. If you like a more whimsical design featuring Santa, reindeer, gnomes, moose or even a hot chocolate theme you will find some really cute dies.
We thought you might like to have some new and creative ideas for your Christmas cards using the Part 2 dies. So let's get started with the cards for today.

Card 1:  Our first sample is from Sukie Dhillon. She used the Let's Bake Cookies die and combined it with the Winter Window die to create this festive card. The embossed brick background serves as the backdrop for the bake shop window.  The cookie bowls are stacked with the adorable reindeer nestled inside.  The utensils and shaped cookies make for the most adorable embellishments.  The tiny tag is the perfect finishing touch on a card designed for the baker friend or family member.
Card 2: Our next sample is from Anja Zurga. She used the new Ho Ho Friends die and combined it with the Happy Holidays Polar Bears to create this fun and cheerful Christmas card. This die is perfect for a long and thin card and it will fit in a #10 business envelope. The Ho Ho phrase is colored with distress inks. The polar bears are a cute addition to the "o" part of the phrase. She added a few snowflakes with gemstone centers to complete her card.
Card 3: The last sample for today is one that I (Mary Marsh) created using the Holiday Hedgehog die. I chose my card colors based on the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #763. Our own Jeanne was the hostess for the challenge. I placed the hedgehog on a circle die that I sponged with a cloud stencil, added some ribbon where the designer paper panels meet and stamped a sentiment to complete this whimsical card.
Well that's our samples for today. I hope the team has given you some fresh ideas for a way to use these new dies. 

dies used to create cards:



Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pup Whishing You A Happy Ho Ho Ho


It's Anja here. Again with another holiday card. This time in traditional red and green tones.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Happy Ho Ho Ho, Holiday Pup),
- Distress Inks,
- white card base (21x10 cm),
- green cardstock for background (20,6x9,6 cm),
- patterned paper for background (20,4x9,4 cm),
- red cardstock for background (17,4x6,4 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts and background (17x6 cm),
- white foam,
- white pen,
- black pen,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue.

First I cut and colored the pup and the sentiment.

Then I trimmed green card stock and patterned paper for the background.

I cut additional two rectangles for background. One from red and another from white card stock.

Next I cut another sentiment, this time from white foam. I adhered the colored sentiment on top of the foam for dimension.

And then I just put everything together and my card was done. I used adhesive foam pads to glue the pup on the base.

I wish you a nice Sunday and stress free start of the new week. See you again next Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used for this card: