Sunday, October 31, 2021

Two Pretty Poinsettia Cards

Happy Sunday Scrapping Cottage friends! I'm so glad you stopped by. Melinda here with another project. Today I am sharing two pretty cards. Both cardst feature the gorgeous Poinsettia and Holly Flower Christmas Die. It is one of the new dies in the Christmas Part 1 release. Now is the perfect time to pick them up! They are 30% off! That is a terrific savings. 

Here is a look at my first card. 

I started by cutting out the beautiful Poinsettia Die Cut from the 1st Christmas Die Release. I covered it with some wet adhesive and then poured some fine, white glitter all over. I set it to dry and then dusted off the excess glitter.

I then used a large 3D glue dot for the middle and cut some little foam squares. This is what I used to adhere the die cut onto the base.

Here you see I adhered the Poinsettia cut to a stitched circle die base I cut from some red cardstock. I adhered that onto a scalloped white circle base. Once it was in place, I used some more wet glue and then adhered some dew drops to the center.

Here's a look at the dew drops I used.

I then used my Nuvo Drops and added some to all the spots on the die cut that were the little little holly berries.

Here's a closer look at the decorated die cut. I love that it has a little lift from the mats.

To finish off the card, I cut the new Merry Christmas sentiment out of some white cardstock. I layered it onto a strip of red cardstock. I adhered both elements to the patterned paper base. From there, I adhered the entire thing onto a black top folding A4 cardstock base.

For the second card, I repeated the same process for the Poinsettia Die Cut. I cut it out of some white cardstock. Glued and glittered it.

I then cut a piece of pink cardstock. I then inked the edges and mounted it onto the Scalloped stitched square base. 
I then added some foam tape to the back side of this mat. 

Here's a photo of the dew drops I used on this card. You can also barely see the Thistle colored stickles glitter glue I used. I dotted all the little holly berry centers.

Here's a closer look at the Merry Christmas die cut. I cut it out of some Green cardstock. I chose not to use the pretty outline that comes with the die.

Here's a closer look at the pretty Poinsettia.

Here's a look at my completed card. For the base, I used a piece of patterned paper I created and printed out. I cut it to a 3.75 x 5 size. I mounted all that onto a piece of white cardstock and then the entire thing is attached to the pretty pink card base. The finished card size is a standard A4 top folding card.

I think my two cards turned out super pretty. I hope you like them. You can easily re-create these cards with the help of these wonderful dies!

The Dies I used to create these projects:

Well that about covers it for today! 

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This release has the Merry Christmas with Shadow die.

This release has the Poinsettia die.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Christmas Deer at Mailbox

Hello CottageCutz 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.

IT'S NEW RELEASE TIME! The new Christmas dies are in the online store with 40 new designs from Christmas Part 1 and 19 new designs from Christmas Part 2 and they are on a limited time sale at 30% off.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the whimsical Christmas Deer w/Mailbox and The Merry Christmas w/Shadow dies. This one will go to my sister-in-law who loves woodland animals and feeds the deer regularly. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

This week I started my card with my layout. As I have said so many times before having the sketch in mind helps start as well as simplify the card making process for me. I liked the sketch #877 at Splitcoaststampers. I thought it would work well for this cute little Christmas deer. 
Next, I cut the images and stuck with the traditional Christmas colors of red and green. 
Then I looked through my selection of Christmas paper to see what would work for the sketch I chose. I found one that I liked. I thought I would use some vellum over the designer paper to tone down the somewhat busy pattern. 

red card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
designer paper layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
white layer (element 3 of sketch: - 1 3/4" x 4 1/8"
Next, I cut my Merry Christmas w/Shadow sentiment in red and green. Love this new shadow die
Now that my card elements are prepared I am ready to start assembly. I attached the vellum to the designer paper with glue dots. I put them in places that I new would be covered with the white panel and then the images.  
The white panel with the sentiment is attached with double sided tape. I trimmed the design paper layer a bit because I was going to attach a snow bank.
The images are attached next with dimensional adhesive. I cut two snow banks from the North Pole die and attached them with double sided tape. I added two snowflakes for elements 4 & 5 of the sketch to complete my card.
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use these new Christmas dies. See you next Saturday. 

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Friday, October 29, 2021

From our home to yours

Happy Friday it’s Wendy bringing you the blog today. I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a weekend of crafting with the new release. OMG I was so excited to see such beautiful designs and I have had fun with a few of the dies today

Today I have used the Slimline Hills as my background. I cut this a couple of times so that I could offset them to give a point of interest. The top layer was attached with 1mm foam pads. 

I then cut a small border from the ‘Clouds Slimline’ dies for the top of the card

Next I cut out the houses from the ‘Winter Houses 2’ set. I chose just one design so that the houses looked liked they belonged on the same street. I’ve used contrasting card and these are some of my favourite colours. I found it easy to attach a piece of yellow card to the whole of the back of the house otherwise it would have been fiddly. I used a pretty white glitter card for all the snowy elements on the card as it gives the card a lovely sparkle

I just love the ‘Winter House Accessories’ die set as you can add so many elements to your card without them overpowering the design. I picked the dog, the snowman, the largest tree and the little fence posts.

The bottom left of the card looked a little sparse so I added the ‘Christmas Car W/Trailer’ to finish it off. 

I really hope that you enjoyed this card today and has inspired you for some Christmas crafting. I think these little houses would look great on tags too so I’m going to pull that together for a project next week

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Dies I have used

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Ride On Gnomie Santa

 Hello Friends

Guess What!! It is New Release Time!  The collection is Christmas Part 2!  There are are 19 new designs just as adorable as the Christmas Part 1 release.  For a limited time you can save 55% off the entire bundle or 30% off individual dies.  You can check all of these fantastic dies out right HERE!

Today my Z-Fold card is using Santa Gnome w/ Silly Reindeer. There are several gnomes in this release and who doesn't love gnomes!!

Design Steps

1.  Cut the pieces out using the Santa Gnome w/Silly Reindeer and red, brown, dark brown, gold, silver, white green, tan and black

2.  Shade the pieces and assemble with a fine tip glue

3.  For the card base cut white card stock 4 1/4 x 11. Fold in half and then fold the front fold in half again.  Cut 2 pieces of silver glitter paper 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 and 2 pieces of navy dotted DP 2 1/2 x 4.  Next cut a silver glitter piece 5 1/4 x 4 1/8 and a piece of navy dotted DP 5 x 3 3/4
4.  Glue the silver layer down first and then the navy dotted DP down next
5.  For the Z- Fold arm cut a piece of white card stock 11 x 1 fold in half.  Then fold in half one of the flaps again.  Before attaching it to the card front cut silver glitter paper 3/4 x 5 1/4 and two pieces of glitter paper 3/4 x 2 1/2 and glue to the arm.  Glue the strip to the card front as shown above and below

6.  Using the Merry Christmas w/Shadow die cut out two in white card stock and glue them together
7.  Glue the Merry Christmas to the card front.  I decided I needed a little interest in the background. So I used the Slimline Mountain and Trees die and cut out the snowcapped mountains and the tree line.  I then cut them to fit the large background panel and the small side panel.  Then glued them down.  I glued down the gnome and reindeer on the front arm of the z-fold.  I also used the Snowflake Background Slimline to cut out a few snowflakes glued them down and the card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to check out this latest Christmas release.  I will see you next Thursday!

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