Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy Bee-Day

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 brand new release of dies in the online store. It's our Spring Release with 22 new designs. Everything you need to create Spring, Easter, Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thinking of you cards and so much more. 

The Design Team has started showing samples using these new dies. So if you haven't seen them check here, here, here and here

They are currently on a great sale at 60% off, if you buy the entire bundle or 25% off individual dies. There is also a big Spring sale going on with up to 60% off select dies. This ends tomorrow night at 9:00 pm PST so hurry to make your selections today. 

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the new Mouse w/Flower Cart die. I created a birthday card for my friend's March 20 birthday. It's the first day of Spring so I thought I would give her some Spring flowers (paper that is).

I decided not to use the flower cart for this card. I wanted a playful look with the mouse and bees. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Design Steps:
I already had my colors selected for this card. It's a little sneak peak of the upcoming color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. So I decided to feature this new Mouse die and then I needed a layout. I found this one online. I loved all the layers so I went with it.
Since the colors were pre-determined, I looked for designer paper for the background layer. I chose this striped pattern. The 3 squares are cut from a bright pink cardstock using the 4th smallest die from the Square set
Then for the center layer I decided to emboss some white cardstock. 
For the circle I used the 4th largest die from the Stitched Circle set. I stenciled some clouds and grass for added interest. Then I stamped my birthday sentiment. 
Next, I cut my mouse, flowers and bees images using various colors of cardstock. 
Now that my elements are all prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the striped layer to the card base using double sided tape;
...then the embossed panel and the squares. 
I added the circle and the flower pots using double sided tape. Then for my mouse image I used dimensional adhesive. For the bees I rolled some glue dots to lift them off the background slightly.  

And that completes my card. I hope I have given you an use for a way to use this new die.  See you next Saturday. 

dies I used to create card: 


Sukie said...

Adorable card! The sentiment works perfectly with the cute die cuts!

Pam MacKay said...

Love those little bees! Sweet card and great sentiment

Jeanne said...

Very sweet Mary! I love those bees and sentiment with the adorable mouse.