Thursday, December 31, 2020

Jungle Birthday

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

It is Pam on the blog this fine Thursday!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  And I also want to wish you a very Happy New Year! I am getting started on my Birthday cards for 2021!  Luckily I don't have any birthdays in January so that gives me a months head start.  I am using some of the adorable critters from the Safari Release.  Today I used the cute lion and giraffe on this fun birthday card.

Design Steps

1.  Use a piece of kraft card stock as the A2 base, green card stock cut 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, DP cut 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, use the second from the largest Wide Pierced Rectangle Frame Die to cut a green frame and finally a piece of white card stock 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
2.  On the small piece of white card stock sponge in clouds using blue ink and a stencil
3. Glue the green card stock to the kraft card base and then glue down the DP to the green card stock.  Glue the white cloud rectangle to the center of the card.  Place dimension tape to the back of the frame
4.  Center the frame right over the top of the clouds and then pop it down
5.  Cut all of the leaves out of 3 shades of green using the Safari Adventure Gang die and the Safari Monkey, cut the pieces for the lion using the Safari Lion die and last cut all the pieces for the giraffe using the Safari Giraffe die.  Assemble the animals using a fine tip glue

6.  Arrange your animals and leaves to create your jungle scene

7.  Stamp the sentiment and then use the Pierced Circle die to cut it out.  Add to your scene and your card is complete

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Happy 2021 to everyone and I hope you have a very blessed year!


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Thank You!

Hello!  This is Sukie sharing a card today!  Now that the holidays are over I thought it would be the perfect time to create a thank you card as a note of appreciation.  I went with somewhat of a simple yet fun card for this occasion.

The first step in this process was to cut out all of the pieces from the Safari Gorilla, an acacia tree from the Safari Watering Hole die set and the Stitched Rounded Rectangle.

I selected an animal print patterned paper for my card base. The rounded rectangle was inked on the edges for some dimension.  I created a layer for the rectangle using my paper trimmer and a corner punch.

The two rectangles were nested for a perfect fit.  The rectangles were then adhered on the animal print card base.

The sweet gorilla was affixed inside the rectangle toward the bottom edge of the rectangle.

The acacia tree was tucked behind the gorilla filling in the empty space at the top to give the appearance of a tree in the distance.

A few enamel dots were scattered as an embellishment.  The sentiment was stamped on a hand cut flag and adhered on my card.

Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:  

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Faves from 2020 (Part 2)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us this last Tuesday of 2020. Hope your Holiday week is going well and that you are getting to do something crafty.  

We are having a big after Christmas sale over in the online store. You can pick up some great dies at some great prices. The savings range anywhere from 25% to 80% off the original die price. We also have a new release of Circus dies and they are being featured on a special bundle price. Check everything out here.

For the post today, I am doing something a bit different with a "Throwback Tuesday" theme. I thought it might be fun to look back at some of the DT cards from 2020, especially since the dies are on sale right now. This is Part 2 and I am featuring cards from July through December. You can see Part 1 here

July Card 1:  This is a card that I (Mary Marsh) created and features the Pirate die from the Beach & Tropical release. This was a fun fold birthday card for a little boy.
August Card 2:  This card was created by Jeanne and she used the Toucan die from the Beach & Tropical release. I loved this card and her sentiment is perfect to highlight the toucan images. 
September Card 3:  Our next card is one created by Sukie and she is featuring the Flute, Trumpet and Drum Caroling Penguins from the Christmas Part 1 release.  Her ink blended background is perfect to showcase the penguins.
October  Card 4:  This card is from Anja and she made a haunted house scene, featuring several dies from our Halloween release.  Always love her creative backgrounds. 
November Card 5:  The first card from November is one that Pam created using the Safari Giraffe from our Black Friday Safari release. Such a cute card for her young nephew who loves taking trips to the zoo. 
November Card 6:  A 2nd card from November created by Jeanne and she used the Safari Lion die. I always enjoy the punny sentiments she uses to highlight the image. 
December Card 7:  This card is created by Sukie using the Safari Peekers die from our Black Friday Safari release. Love how she played on the "wild" theme with her sentiment. 
December Card 8:  This next card is from Anja and she used the Gingerbread Cottage die to create this delightful Christmas scene. 
December Card 9:  The next fave is from Pam and she created a Christmas goodie box using the Baking Spirits Bright die. Such a creative idea- check out her original post here to see all sides of the decorated box. 
December Card 10: The last card for today is another one that I (Mary Marsh) created using the Snowman & Owl Pal die. I like the visual interest the embossing folder added to my outdoor scene.

Well, that's some of the DT faves from 2020. Hope you enjoyed the "Throwback Tuesday" theme. All of the dies used are on sale and available in the online store. Don't wait to make selections- the dies you want may sell out if you hesitate.  See you next Saturday!.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Adventure Awaits


It's Anja here with my Monday post. This time I have a baby card for you. I used this cute gorilla die and made a card in black and white and some green.

First I cut and colored the gorilla, bottle, bib and the sentiment. Then I trimmed and settled all the background papers. I used black and white patterned paper and green cardstock. Then I placed all the pieces and glued them on the card base. And my card was done.

I wish you all a nice last days of this year. Hope you celebrate with people you love. 

See you again in 2021. 

Anja Z. 


Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Tis The Season To Be Jolly


It's Anja here with my last holiday card this season. This time I used sweet caroling penguins and made this joyful card. 

 For this card I used:

- Cottage Cutz dies (Caroling Penguin Flute, Caroling Penguin Drum, Caroling Penguin Trumpet),

- Distress Inks and Oxides,

- white card base (10x21 cm),

- white card stock for die cuts and background (9x20 cm),

- silver pigment ink,

- gold pigment ink,

- white pen,

- black pen,

- white embossing powder,

- embossing ink,

 - heat gun,

- brush,

- water spritzer,

- sentiment stamp,

- acrylic block,

- paper glue. 

First I cut and colored all three penguins.

Next I trimmed the paper for the background and embossed the sentiment on it using white embossing powder.

Then I colored all over the paper with Distress Oxides. I used a makeup brush to blend all three colors. When I was satisfied with the colors I sprinkled water drop over it and dried the paper with the heat gun.

When the background was ready I glued it on the card base and added the penguins on both sides of the sentiment. And my card was done.

Before I go I want to invite you to the store to check on After Christmas sale. To get all the missing dies to craft with. 

Have a nice Sunday and see you again tomorrow for my short Monday post.

Anja Z. 

Cottage Cutz dies I used for this card: