Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cross with Spring Lilies (new 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 a new release of 36 Spring dies in the online store. There are a variety of designs so perfect for Easter or Spring cardmaking. Take a look in the store you definitely won't be disappointed. 

For my card today I am using the new Cross with Spring Lilies die. This is a perfect die to reflect on why we celebrate Easter. 

Step 1: I started my card this week with the layout. I am using a sketch that I had saved on one of my Pinterest boards. I thought it would work great to show off the cross and allow me also to use some background designer paper. This particular sketch gave all the dimensions for the layers so it made creating the card a bit easier.
I just had to select my card colors and I decided on shades of purples and greens. 
For the center panel I used beige mesh ribbon and a light green seam binding. For the oval panel, I used the 3rd largest oval and stitched oval dies. 
I cut my cross using 2 shades of purple cardstock. I cut the lilies in white and then sponged the edges with a medium purple ink. Used Ranger multi medium matte for the cross and the lilies. 
I decided to put a single word sentiment on the image panel. I stamped it in the purple ink that matches my cardstock. 
Step 2: Now that all the panels, card base and cross are cut, I am ready to start card assembly. I used double sided tape for all the panels. I secured the ribbons with glue dots. To finish off the card I added a few sequins to the corner and the image panel.
Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday! This is also President's Day weekend and there is a sale on selected CottageCutz dies. Check it out here

dies I used to create card:

Friday, February 15, 2019

A Happy Hello

Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day. Today I have card that uses a die from the Valentine's release but for a different purpose - to welcome a new neighbor!
This card would be a fun way to welcome a new family to your neighborhood.
I started by cutting all the pieces from various colors of card stock.  I kept my main pieces in the blue family and used brown for the door, roof and chimney, yellow as accents for the windows and banner, and green for the foliage.
I glued my smaller pieces together first.  I find this works best for me, rather than gluing everything directly to the main piece.
When they were finished I glued them to the larger elements before assembling the card.
I cut a white square using the second largest of the Wacky Stitched Squares set and Hello using the Hello Phrase die.  I also cut a 5 x 5 inch square from blue gingham paper as a background for my card base.
I glued all the elements at an angle to the 5 x 5 inch card base.  My last step was to add Buttermilk Nuvo drops as "flowers" in the bushes in front of the house.

This house die is so much fun and be personalized in so many ways.  Right now it's on sale - along with the other dies in the Valentines and Spring releases!  But only for a limited time so visit the online store today.

Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Raining Hearts!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!! It is Pam sharing with you on the blog today!

I am using one of our new spring release dies Spring Showers Bunny and giving it a twist for Valentine's Day.  Most all of our dies can be used in so many different ways if you just open up that imagination.  And when you do it gives you tons of fun options!

Design Steps:

 1.  Using the Spring Showers Bunny and card stock colors of your choice cut out the pieces
 2.  Use a variety of inks to shade the bunny if desired
 3.  Assemble the bunny and color in the eyes with black marker and add a little white dot with a gel pen
 4.  For the background cut a white piece of card stock 4 x 5 1/4 use a heart stencil and some light pink ink and sponge in the hearts
 5.  Use an A2 white card base and a piece of red card stock cut slightly smaller then the card base front
6.  Mount the heart stenciled piece to the red card stock.  Stamp the Happy Valentine's Day to the bottom.  Attach the black stitched ribbon and then pop up the bunny.  Use the Swinging Monkey Die to cut out all of the tiny red hearts and glue them as shown.  Your card is complete

CottageCutz Products

The online store is having an awesome sale on the Spring, Valentine and St. Patrick's Day Releases so make sure your do not miss out on the 25% savings going on right now!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Be My Valentine

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I'm sharing a set of Valentine's cards for my guest designer post.  With Valentine's Day tomorrow, these are perfect to share with that special someone especially an animal lover.
These sweet puppies were die cut from the Puppy with Valentine and Puppy Love Letter dies.  The sentiment, banner and hearts are from the Be My Valentine Puppies die set.  I also cut out two circles from the Stitched Circle Set and two squares from the Double Stitched Square Set.
I went with a black, white and red theme for my card so the die cuts came together very quickly.  The puppies were cut with neutral shaded card stock.  A bit of Glossy Accents were added to the eyes and noses of the puppies.
The puppies were centered perfectly on the white circles.  After I adhered the tiny hearts next to the puppies, I decided to cut the black circles with my electronic die cutter for a frame.  The patterned papers are from the My Minds Eye "Charmed" 6x6 paper pad.  I love the row of neutral hearts amongst the black hearts.
The sentiment banner was adhered along the top edge of the die cut squares so that it would be centered above the puppies.
The finished die cuts were layered on the base of my card.  The sweet puppies are the perfect focal point for these Valentine's cards.
Here are the dies I used on my cards, available here:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thanks, teacher

Hi, Janja is here with you.
For today, I made a card on which I used the Valentine hedgehog. Let’s see the hedgehog as a teacher.

- card base: 4.25 x 5.35" (10,7 x 13,9 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 3,74 x 4,96" (9,5 x 12,6 cm)
- colored card stock
- ink pads
- white and black gel pen
- double-sided adhesive tape, foam tape, glue

First, stamp an alphabet on a black card stock. Then white embossed letters. Cut rectangles and a frame for the school board.

Cut out the hedgehog from a colored card stock. Color the edges with a brush and ink pads. Glue all pieces to each other.

Trim a piece of patterned paper and paste it onto the card front. 
Cut out a thanks phrase and a little owl.

Attach the hedgehog to the card front as shown using a dimensional tape. When everything is finished, darken the floor with a brush under the hedgehog and a bucket of paint.

I would like to invite you to the online store. The new Spring dies are on sale for 25% off.

Have a nice day.