Sunday, September 15, 2019

U Rock!


It's Anja here. I have fishing card for you today. I played with different dies to create this idyllic scene.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Fishing Pole & Boat, Fishing Gear, Snowcapped Mountains, Snowy Tree, Rustic Sign & Trees, Woodland Cabin),
- Distress Inks,
- craft card stock (15x15 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts and background (14,5x14,5 cm),
- silver pigment ink,
- black pigment ink,
-  colored pencils (blue, light brown, dark brown),
-  sentiment stamp,
- scissors,
- paper glue.

First I cut and colored the boat and the fishing pole.

Next the fishing gear.

Then I cut and colored all the trees and the mountains.

And after that I started on the background. I sketched around the arranged die cuts and then colored the lake and the ground around. I used colored pencils to emphasize the edge of the lake.

Last I stamped the sentiment and cut it with the scissors.

And my card was done.

And that is all from me for today. I also invite you to The Scrapping Cottage online store to check out the new Christmas release.

Have a nice Sunday and see you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used for this card:

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Snowballs 4 Sale (new Christmas die)

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. 

We have the new release of 25 Christmas dies in the online store and they are currently on a promo special for 25% off. It's already mid-September and time to start thinking about Christmas cards.

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, snowmen, penguins or penguins, you will find some really cute dies.

I actually do a combo of religious and whimsical for my Christmas cards. Today, for your viewing pleasure, I am going whimsical with the new Snowman w/Snowballs die. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

I started off with my layout this week. This sketch caught my eye. She even gives you the sizes for all the panels which is a plus.

For my card base, layering panels and designer paper I chose balmy blue cardstock. The designer paper reminded me of a snowfall.
Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Designer Paper: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Other Panels: per sketch-added 1/8" for blue layers

I cut the snowman in red and green. He is a Christmas snowman after all (lol)! I used kraft cardstock on the for sale signs. Did you notice the cute little bluebird?
Decided to use a snow embossing folder for my 2 image panels. It keeps with the snow theme and adds background texture. 
The card elements are done and I am ready to start assembly. I attached the layers with double sided tape. 
My snowman and his for sale signs are attached with dimensional adhesive. I wanted them lifted off the background panels to give some depth. 
To finish off my card, I scattered a few balmy blue sequins. Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea on a way to use this fun new Christmas die.

die I used to create card:

Friday, September 13, 2019

No Tricks, Just Treats

Happy Friday everyone!  It's Jeanne today with a quick, clean and simple card for Halloween.  I love Halloween; not the ghoulish things but all the cute Halloween things - the black kitties, jack-o-lanterns, cute ghosts, trick or treaters, etc.  This card features just such a cute ghost and jack-o-lantern.
I started by making an A2 card base from black cardstock.  I then cut a panel 4 x 5.25 inches from Halloween designer paper.  I used the largest of the stitched rectangle dies to cut a panel from white cardstock.
I used scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and white to cut the pieces from the Happy Ghost and Halloween Phrase and More die.
I glued my image together on my silicone mat.  Using the mat allows me to glue all the pieces together without fear of them sticking to whatever is underneath.  The eyes are colored with a fine tip multi-liner pen.
Next, I glued all my panels together and laid the ghost and pumpkin on the white panel so I could get the right placement for the words.  To make sure the words are straight I will use a ruler and my grid paper.  My ruler has a cork backing and does not slip so I can place it straight across my card and use it as a guide for the word.

Finally I popped the ghost off the card with foam dots.
I still felt it needed something so I added a few matte black sequins.

Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by today.  There is a new Christmas release in the online store.  Check back with us to see some wonderful cards using these great new dies!

I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Pumpkin Latte!

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam creating with you today!

It is time for all of our very favorite flavors and spices!  I don't know about you but I love the pumpkin scones at Star Bucks.  And of course if they don't have the scones I settle for a delicious cup of pumpkin latte!  Oh I love fall!!!

With all of the wonderful colors, smells and crisp air who can resist autumn.  This fabulous season is my inspiration today.

Designer Steps:

 1.  Using the Mr. Snuggles die and the Pumpkin Pie & Latte die cut out all of the pieces using white, cream and brown card stock
 2.  Shade the bear piece with TH Vintage ink and color the cup using your favorite markers.  I used my Copics
3.  Assemble the bear and cup set aside
 4.  Use a white A2 card base, cut a piece of brown card stock just slightly smaller then the base front, Cut a piece of checked DP 4 x 5 1/4 and a piece of leaf DP 5 1/4 x 2.  Make a brown bottom layer slightly bigger for the 5 1/4 x 2 inch piece of leaf DP.  Use the 4th from the largest Pierced Rectangle and cut it on white card stock
 5.  Layer the Leaf DP on top of the brown and add the raffia ribbon and bow
 6.  Stamp the upper right hand corner of the white Pierced Rectangle with Happy Fall and then pop the bear onto the rectangle
7.  Glue the brown and checked paper to the white card front and add the strip of leaf DP.  Next just pop up your little bear panel and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I didn't make you to hungry!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Scarecrow Card

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I have a fall card to share.  I'm excited for fall which is just around the corner.  It is definitely my favorite time of year and I absolutely love crafting for the holidays!
When I selected the papers for my card, I wasn't sure how well they would work together even though they were in the same paper stack. However, with the coordinating die cuts, everything pulled together perfectly for a cheerful fall theme.
I used the Harvest Scarecrow, Double Stitched Rectangle Set and the Circle Set dies to cut out all of the elements for my card.  I inked the circle with some Fossilized Amber Oxide Ink.  Each of the die cuts were also inked on the edges for added dimension.
I built my card base by layering the rectangle frame at an angle.  The inked circle was placed over the rectangle to break up the pattern.
The scarecrow was centered on my card base and surrounded by the large sunflowers.  All of the details in this die set created the perfect fall scene.
The plump pumpkins were the finishing accents.  I opted not to add a sentiment on my card so as to not distract from all of the details on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop: