Sunday, May 30, 2021



It's Anja here. I have celebration themed card for you today. I combined dies from different releases and this is the final result. 

For this card I used:

- Cottage Cutz dies (Fox in Airplane, Celebrate Phrase, Clouds Slimline),

- Distress Inks,

- light blue card stock for card base (10x21 cm),

- white card stock for die cuts, 

- black pen,

- white pen,

- cotton string,

- tape,

- adhesive foam pads,

- paper glue. 


First I cut and colored the fox and the plane.

Next I cut the sentiment three times, glued the cuts together and then colored it.  

I used clouds slimline die for clouds cuts in different sizes. First I trimmed the paper (21 cm long) and the cut the clouds. I colored the edges and then glued the cuts on top of each other. I started with the widest one. 

I taped the string on the back of the plane and added adhesive foam pads to adhere the plane on the card base. I tied up the other end of the string to the sentiment and glued the sentiment on the card base. And my card was done.


Before I go I want to invite you to The Scrapping Cottage online store to check the new farm release and Memorial Day Sale. 

Have a nice Sunday and see you again on next week. 

Anja Z.


Cottage Cutz dies I used:




Saturday, May 29, 2021

Patriotic Gnomes

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 Country Farm dies. They are on a great limited time sale. You can get the entire release of 16 new designs for under $120. That's a savings of 60%. The individual dies are on sale at 25% off. The DT will begin showing samples with these dies next week. 
We are also having a Memorial Day sale. You can get some great savings of up to 70% until June 2. So now is the time to get your wish list out and pick up some new dies. The release of Slimline dies are still on sale at the online store. They just make your slimline cardmaking so much easier. There are  9 Slimline designs and they are on a 25% off sale. 

Since this is a holiday weekend,  I am featuring a patriotic card in the slimline design. I focused on a July 4th theme since that's a big celebration for the US. I used the Flower Power Tomte dies from our 2020 Gardening release collection and dressed them in patriotic colors. I also used the Windows Slimline die.  

I decorate my home in a patriotic theme that I leave in place until mid-August. So this card will be part of my decorations. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Design Steps: 
I started the card off by selecting my designer paper. I wanted a patriotic theme but nothing that would overpower the gnome images. My patriotic paper is limited and I didn't want to make a run to my local Michael's store so I looked online for something that I could download for free. Yay- I found some on Pinterest. And it printed out nicely as well.
So I cut the windows slimline once from the designer paper and then again in a red and blue cardstock. My card base is white and measures 6" x 8" and scored at 3". It's the same size as the window frame. 
Next, I cut the gnome images in red, white and blue cardstock. I didn't want them both to be exactly alike so I cut their hats in different designer papers and cut the hat bands in two shades of blue cardstock.
For the center panel, I decided to make that a solid color. I used the banner that comes with this slimline die and stamped my sentiment in blue ink. The July phrase is part of the Calendar Months die from our Valentine 2017 release, but is currently out of stock. The stars are from the Circus Ringmaster die. 
Now that all my elements are cut I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the red window frame to the white card base with glue dots. Then I attached the inlaid panels with double sided tape.
To finish off my card, I added my patriotic gnomes and secured them with dimensional adhesive. I decided to use the garden flags that come with the die. In the red, white and blue I think they look like flags that you would wave at a parade. 
Well, that's it for me for this post. See you next Saturday. Have a great holiday weekend.

dies I used to create card: 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Brighter Day

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a fun friendship card.  I loved this little squirrel in a slicker when I first saw him and then I found this paper in my stash.  Talk about made for each other!

And to make the card even easier I found this old sketch from Mojo Monday that was perfect!

I cut my red card base and two large patterned papers using the two largest Nested Rectangle dies.  For my red patterned layering piece. I cut it to 5 5/8 inches tall.

The yellow strip is 1 1/2 x 4 inches and the striped strip is 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. I cut the white rectangle using the third largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I assembled all the pieces except for the white rectangle.  The yellow strip starts 1 5/8 inches from the top.

Next I cut my squirrel and accessories from various colors of cardstock using the Spring Showers Buddies and the Rooster and Chick dies. My sentiment is stamped on an oval cut from the Windows Slimline dies.

I adhered my squirrel to the white panel.......

and used foam tape to pop it up from the card front.  (I love those little shoes!)

Finally I placed my sentiment in the corner and added the sun from the Rooster and Chick die set.

I hope my card has brightened your day a bit!  Remember the Slimline release is on sale for a limited time!

Dies used:

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


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Adventure Awaits

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

It is Pam sharing with you on the blog today!

I have a fun and unique teacher's card for you today.  My niece just finished up her school year, as a teacher, so I thought I would make her a really different end of the year card.  She has a Jeep and loves to go on trips with her family.  So I made her this card but really I think it could be for any teacher getting ready for their summer vacation!  The inside will say enjoy your summer!

Design Steps:

1.  Cut the pieces out using the Safari Cruiser w/Banner die plus green, black, dark brown, grey, and tan card stock
2.  Use a variety of inks and a small applicator to shade the pieces.  When shading is complete assemble the Jeep with a fine tip glue
3.  Using the Safari Phrase die cut out the words twice on dark brown card stock.  Glue them together
4.  Use an Slimline kraft card base and ink the edges.  Use a piece of sunset DP cut slightly smaller then the base, use the Hills Slimline die to create the road.  Spray the road with a black ink to create some texture
5.  Glue the sunset DP to the card base, add the road, glue down the phrase and then the Jeep and your card is complete

CottageCutz Products

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have some wonderful adventures this summer!

Take Care and Blessings


Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Hello!  This is Sukie and today I have a fun card to share for my design team day.  My goal was to create a summer themed card just to say hello.

I used several of the newly released Slimline dies to create my card.  My card base and water background was cut with the Rounded Rectangles Slimline dies. I also used the Hills Slimline for the water and dirt background. The clouds are from the Lift Flaps Stitched Rectangle Slimline die set.  The adorable Surf Mobile was cut out of some bright and cheery card stock.
The combination of ink and basic card stock gives my card base lots of depth and dimension for a tropical appearance.  
Once my background was complete, I affixed the clouds, stamping the "Aloha" sentiment on one of them.  I also trimmed one of the clouds for a better fit on my card.
The surf mobile was the final addition to my card.  The bright colors of the car were perfect for finishing off the bold design.
This will be a fun card to send to that special someone just to say hello or aloha!
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store: