Thursday, April 30, 2020

Potted Plants

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is Pam on the blog today!

You have to check out our new release!  This collection is so fantastic for spring through summer and especially perfect for those who love to garden.  Check it out in the online store there are 19 different dies to choose from and everyone of them is so wonderfully detailed!

Today, I am using the new Potted Plant die and it is just so darn cute!

(Background Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash)
Design Steps:
 1.  Cut out the pieces using the Potted Plant die.  I used a variety of colored card stock: rust, yellow, light green, dark green, brown, blue and white
 2.  Shade the pieces with a number of different colored inks and then assemble with a fine tip glue
 3.  Use an A2 white card base, a piece of yellow check DP (4 x 5 1/4) that I cut with the Double Stitched Square (third from the smallest).  Cut a piece of rust card stock (4 x 3 1/2) which I lined up with the yellow check DP and cut with a slightly smaller square.  I used the Wacky Stitched Square (second from the smallest)
 4.  Glue the rust windows directly behind the yellow checked DP windows and then glue it to a white piece of card stock  4 x 5 1/4
 5.  Next cut out a piece of white card stock using the Double Stitched Rectangle die and stamp it with your sentiment.  Layer your sentiment onto a piece of rust card stock
6.  Pop up your plants and sentiment onto the DP panel (as shown) and then attach it to the white card base.  Add your rhinestones and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying sometime to get creative and crafty!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hello Sunshine

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I'm sharing this card for my design team post.  I'm delighted with the new Cottage Cutz Gardening die release.  All of the blooms in this release are perfect for those springtime creations.
I used the Gardening Tomte and the Flower Power Tomte die sets for my card.  All of the flowers inspired the bright and cheery color combination for my die cuts.
I chose a neutral background for my card base to offset all of the colors and patterns I incorporated into my die cuts.  A tiny stamped sentiment on a hand cut flag was perfect for my card.
Once I put together my card base, I adhered the die cut elements one-by-one creating the whimsical scene.
The flowers were placed on the two edges of my card.  The tiny birdhouse was nestled in the center. The little gardening elements are so cute and work great as embellishments on my card.
The sentiment flag was placed in the upper left corner of my card as the final finishing accent.
 Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a nice day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Bee Happy

Hi Janja here. Welcome to the blog today.
In the following posts, I will be creating my samples with dies from past releases. Cottage Cutz dies offer many combination options.

- CottageCutz dies: Birthday Party Bear, Gingerbread Baking Set, Spooky Cake, Beehives, Stitched Alphabet
- card blank: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" (10,8 x 14 cm), folded
- white and brown cardstock
- vellum paper
- stencil - honeycomb
- ink pads
- glue, double-sided adhesive tape, self-adhesive foam pads

Start by die-cutting a bear and bees.
For a bowl full of honey, I used a gingerbread baking set. I cut a dripping honey edge out with a spooky cake die, and shorted it with scissors.

Cut each letter four times for more depth.

Cut out white cardstock for the background.
Now add the honeycomb pattern to the white background. Use a sponge or brush and apply color over the stencil.

First, paste the letters to the lower part. Then attach the bear to the upper edge of the letters with self-adhesive pads. Lastly, paste the remaining letters and bees.

Completed card.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sending Hugs & Happy Thoughts


It's Anja here. Today's card was inspired by my feelings lately. There are days when I feel stuck at home like this fish in a bowl. But better days are ahead, I'm sure.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Goldfish & Bowl, Mom's Garden Bouquet),
- Distress Inks,
- craft card base (15x15 cm),
- silver pigment ink,
- white pigment ink,
- black pen,
- acrylic spray (white, gold),
- gold embossing powder,
- embossing ink,
- sentiment stamp,
- heat gun,
- paper glue.

First I cut and colored the bouquet and the fish bowl.

Next I started on the background. First I colored in circle with white pigment ink.

Next I sprinkled white acrylic paint over it. I used cut circle to protect the color from the previous step. I dried the paint with the heat gun.

Then I added the sentiment. I used gold embossing powder for it.

Next I sprayed gold acrylic paint over it and again dried the paper with the heat gun.

My background was finished and I just added all the cut and colored pieces. And my card was done.

I wish you all a lovely week and see you again next Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Garden Border

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. Hope you are doing ok in the midst of the pandemic. Since so many of us have the stay at home orders in place, it's nice to have a hobby where we can create beautiful cards. I put on some music and let my creative juices flow!!!

We have a brand new release of dies in the online store. This one is garden themed and has 19 new designs. These new dies are perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day or even a thinking of you card for the person who loves to garden. 

For my card today, I am featuring the new Garden Border and Gardening Hat & Gloves to create a Mother's Day card. It's my first for this year, but I make a lot and send them to my family and friends. This year they will especially like the kind thoughts.  So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
This week I am using the Splitcoaststampers sketch #798 for my card layout. As soon as I saw it, I thought it would work well for both of the dies I am showcasing today.
Next, I selected my designer paper and coordinating cardstocks so I could cut the die images in matching cardstocks. The designer paper is a vellum paper. I really liked the floral motif. By layering the pink cardstock underneath it will give the appearance of a pink background. 
pear pizzazz card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
pink cardstock layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
vellum floral layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

I cut the die images in pear pizzazz (light green) and the gloves in petal pink. These 2 colors are in the designer paper. The bands are cut in a fig cardstock. Also a color on the designer paper. 
I started card assembly by attaching the pink cardstock to the floral vellum layer. For layer 2 of the sketch I cut a piece of fig cardstock 1 1/4" x 5 3/8". I used a subtle pink ribbon to overlay the cardstock.
I wanted a small sentiment on the front of the card. I decided to stamp directly on the watering can. With the help of my MISTI, I was able to triple stamp to get the depth of color I wanted. Used a fig ink. I will have the Happy Mother's Day sentiment on the inside of the card. 
I attached the die images to the front panel with double sided tape . On the garden hat, I used dimensional adhesive to lift it slightly off the background. 
To finish off my card, I secured the image panel to the card base. I added a few pink rhinestones to the flower centers. 

Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a fresh idea on a way to use both of these new dies. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card: