Friday, May 31, 2019

Your Carriage Awaits

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne posting today.  I have a card for those of you who believe in fairytales!  This was a simple card to make with an unexpected (but fun) twist on the background.
I started by cutting the pieces from the Princess Carriage and Fairytale Princess dies using white and gold card stock.  I colored the pieces using Distress Oxide inks.
I assembled the pieces and used a small piece of Dazzling Diamonds glitter card stock for my shoe.
I wanted something besides a plain background so I decided to stencil one using a fleur de lis pattern I have.  I used Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink on a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Highland Heather panel.  I thought I would just have one purple shade on another but the combination has an almost iridescent quality.
It is difficult to see in the photos but the color of the background shifts as you tilt the card.  You can see it a bit in the photo below.
To finish the card, I adhered the assembled panel to a purple A2 card base.  The pillow and shoe are lifted using foam dots and I added gold rhinestones to the center of the wheels.


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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Farm Scene

Good Morning Friends!

It is Pam creating with you today!

I know so many girls and boys love horses.  So I thought it would be fun to create a farm scene using the horse from our Magical Fantasy release.  I have to admit I love horses too!  This card also combines some dies from other releases.  I love mixing the old and new dies!!

Designer Steps:
 1.  Using the Royal Horse die cut out the body in dark brown card stock.  Then cut out the mane and hooves in tan.  Color the tan hooves black with your favorite markers.  Then use TH ink to shade the mane and add a little pink to the inner ear.  Assemble the horse
 2.  Using the Barn and Windmill die cut out the barn in white.  Color the barn pieces using a black and red marker
 3.  Assemble the barn
 4.  Cut a piece of designer cloud paper 4 x 5 1/4 and add the barn and grass
 5.  Using the Picket Fence Border die cut out a white fence.  Using the Spring Grass die cut out to rows of grass in the same green and as the background grass.  Glue down the fence and then the 2 layers of grass as shown.  Then add the horse
6.  Use a white A2 card base cut a slightly smaller piece of red and glue it to the front.  Then add the panel with the horse and barn and your card is complete
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Just a Note

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I'm sharing this sweet card for my design team post.  I had the chance to play with this typewriter die which is absolutely adorable.  I can think of so many different uses for this die.
I die cut the Typewriter, Sweet Love Border and the Stitched Wide Circle Frame.  The "sweet" sentiment was cut twice and layered for some dimension.  
I found the most perfect papers in my stash stash.  I decided to offset the circle frame for better placement on my card.
The heart border was adhered along the bottom edge of my card.  The hearts remind me of a scribble style pattern.  The typewriter fit perfectly inside the circle.
A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms (retired) "The Charmed Life" stamp set was anchored above the border on a hand cut flag.
The finishing accent on my card was a cluster of paper flowers.  A few bling stickers adorned the flower centers.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Fantasy Tags


It's Anja here. Today I don's have a card for you. Instead of the card I made three tags, that can be used with birthday gift bags for kids. I used cute images from Magical Fantasy Release.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Magic Dragon, Unicorn Kitty, Magical Fairy, Mail Tag Set),
- Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen) and Oxides (Broken China, Worn Lipstick),
- white cards stock for die cuts,
- stencil - clouds,
- water spritzer,
- heat gun,
- black pen,
- white pen,
- scissors,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue,
- ribbons in different colors.

First I cut and colored the dragon. I used black and white pen for the eyes. I cut the tags along with the images. I cut the biggest of the tree tags.

Second I colored the fairy.

And I colored the kitty last. I used Distress Inks for all tree. And black pen for the eyes.

Next, I colored the tags. I used Distress Oxides for coloring. I used a plastic stencil to color the clouds on the first one. Then I spritzed the tag with water and then dried it with the heat gun.

I colored the second tags with two shades of Oxides. I again used water drops to add a little dimension.

And the last tag I just colored around the edges. And forgot to take a picture. Sorry for that.

And when I had all three images and tags ready, I used glue and adhesive foam pads to adhere the images on the tags. And the last thing I did was putting the ribbons on the tags. I used pieces of ribbon from my stash. And my fantasy tags were done.

That's all from me for today. Sending greetings from Amsterdam :)

See you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used for the project:

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Princess Birthday

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 are still featuring cards using the new Magical Fantasy release.  If you haven't seen the Magical Fantasy release yet, you have to drop by the online store and check it out. These new dies are all so cute and whimsical. There are 27 new designs, and I am in love with everyone of them. They are currently on a Memorial Day sale at 25% off.

Today, I am featuring the new Fairytale Castle + Little Princess & Roses dies to create a birthday card for a little girl. The princess theme is so popular with little girls, and I have plenty of friends with little girls and friends with granddaughters. I used a inlay technique for this card. So let's get started with some details on how I created it. 

Step 1: I selected some patterned paper that had a cloud like background. I used a white card base to keep it neutral since its going to a little girl.
card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
designer paper layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

I used the 2nd largest stitched circle die (3 3/8") to cut my circle in the designer paper.
I built my castle on the die cut circle. Used the colors on the packaging because they were perfect for this card. 
Stamped the birthday sentiment in grape ink. I knew I was going to angle the Princess sentiment so the card corner was the best spot.
I decided at this point to start some card assembly. I used a double layer of mounting tape on the back of the image panel. I wanted it to be raised up enough so the castle image would sit flat against the card base. 

I cut the Princess phrase in pink cardstock using the Little Princess & Roses die. I cut 2 phrases to make it stand out more on the designer paper. 
I adhered this to image panel with Ranger multi matte medium. I also used the crown that is part of the Princess die. The Princess wand is from the Once Upon a Time Die. 
Well that's it for me for this Saturday. I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and that there are some fun plans in your schedule. See you next time!

dies I used to create card: