Thursday, May 19, 2022

Birthday Cupcakes

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

Pam sharing with you today and it is NEW RELEASE TIME!!

It is our Sweet Treats release!  There are 13 different designs and everyone of them can be used for a variety of occasions especially Birthdays!! The individual dies are 30% off.  This sale price won't last long so click HERE to hop on over to the store!

Today, I am using three of the new cupcake dies. This card is going to a friend who has a real sweet tooth just like I do!!

Design Steps:

1.  Use an A2 card and cut the front flap leaving a 1 3/4 inch flap.  Cut a 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch white strip, 2 5 1/2 x 1/2 green strips and using the Lattice Slimline cut a piece 5 1/2 x 3
2.  Glue one green strip to the top flap and the other green strip to the top of the white strip leaving about 1/8 showing on top and bottom strip
3.  Stamp happy birthday to the top of the card flap and attach the lattice piece as shown above
4.  Cut all the pieces out of the 3 cup cakes using Cupcake w/flowersCupcake w/swirls and Cupcake w/twists.  Card stock colors are blue, light purple, dark purple, green, pink, yellow and brown
5.  Ink the pieces and then assemble with a fine tip quick drying glue
6.  Glue the background cupcake flat and then pop up the two foreground cupcakes.  Add the shear pink bow and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  And I will see you next Thursday.

Blessings and Take Care

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Hey Krafty Friends, Jen from Katahdin Krafts, back with another  CottageCutz YouTube  video on the CottageCutz Channel.  Today, I am sharing my "A Sweet Hello" mini slimline card using the "Cake Shoppe" die.   I had so much fun piecing all these little details together, excuse me when I run to grab some cake!!

You can find all of the card details in my video and also enter for a chance to win the "The Cake Shoppe" die!  

I will announce the winner of the "Kangaroos" die in my YouTube Video!  

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Happy Birthday Slimline Birthday Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends!  
Melinda here with you on this Terrific Tuesdie! Today I am sharing a project featuring dies from the SUPER SWEET New Sweet Treats Release! Talk about sweet! This set is over the top adorable!  Here is what I created.

I created this fun and festive Happy Birthday Slimline card. I started with a standard 3.5 x 8.5 size.
I cut all my pieces out in plain white cardstock. I love to color my pieces in.

I then mounted all of my ice cream cones onto the smallest scallop stitched rectangles.  I used some adorable festive green dot patterned paper for the card front base.  I added a fun patterned paper background to each scalloped mat. 

For the center cone, I used the next largest scallop stitched rectangle and the same cute stitched patterned paper. I absolutely love this die set. The possibilities truly are endless!

To finish off the card, I added the Happy Birthday Sentiment
I am trying to build up my Birthday card stash as it is severely lacking! These dies are perfect to achieve that task.

Here is the new sweet treats release.

Sweet Treats Release

The Dies I used to create this project:

Build An Ice Cream Cone

Have you checked out the CottageCutz YouTube channel yet? 
It is filling up with beautiful projects and great how-tos!  
Head over and check out the latest video! 

Well that about covers it for today! Until the next time, have a wonderfully craft-die day!
Melinda Beltran

Monday, May 16, 2022


Happy Monday everyone.  Today I am back sharing a card I made for all the cupcake fans or sweet tooths which definitely would be me!

I used the Pedestal stand to use as my focal point for a Clean and Simple look
I used some fun patterns that go along with the cupcakes and used a piece of pink csrdstock for the center of the card 

I put the cupcake stand in the center and added my cupcakes in alternsting color combos.

Product Used 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Gumball Treats for Father's Day

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!!! We have new dies in the online store. It's our Sweet Treats release with 13 new designs. They are so perfect for any card making occasion you may have. The individual dies are currently 30% off.

Today for your viewing pleasure I have created a Father's Day card using the new Candy & Gumballs die. So, let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I had a card base and matching designer paper layer in my stash that I thought would be perfect for a masculine card. And it would work well to display the Gumball machine die. 
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
Circle: 2 1/2"
I cut my gumball machine in a color to match the card base. The gumballs are in coordinating colors. 
Then for my sentiment, I computer generated this one. "Life is like bubblegum, Sweet at times, Sticky at others, and Best when shared". I used Andy font in 14 points and printed it out on the cardstock (pretty peacock- Stampin'- Up) that matched the designer paper. 
Now that my card elements are prepared, I started card assembly. The designer paper layer is attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive. 
The Gumball machine is attached to the circle layer with dimensional adhesive. I also used dimensional adhesive on the circle layer and laid it back in the die cut opening. 
To finish off my card front, I cut the sentiment into strips and attached to the designer paper layer. 

I also stamped my Father's Day sentiment on the card inside. I added a few of the leftover gumballs just for added interest. 
That's my card for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use the new Candy & Gumballs die. See you next Saturday!

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Die I used to create card:

Friday, May 13, 2022

Guest Designer Intro

Hello Scrapping Cottage Fans. Today I have the pleasure of announcing a new addition to the CottageCutz YouTube Team. 

 Linh Van

I’m Linh – or LV Handcrafted on social media. I live in Seattle, WA (the rain doesn’t bother me one-bit 😊) with my husband and our two dogs. I’ve been crafting since I was in high school but took a long break as I started my career. Now (many many years later) I am my own boss working as a business consultant, so I can balance my time and do more of what I love – papercrafting!

I’m honored and excited to join such a talented team of crafters and the CottageCutz community. There’s always so much to learn in papercrafting, and I find great joy in adding my own twist and sharing what I've learned. 

I love to share my makes as a way of giving back to our amazing crafty community. I mainly create process videos on my YouTube channel so you can see exactly how I create my projects. I dabble in a bit of everything - card making, mini albums, journals – and I love all things die-cutting - paper piecing, paper dolling, etc.

I’m looking forward to designing for CottageCutz and to interacting with you on all the socials!

Linh will have her first video up on the CottageCutz YouTube channel next Friday May 20th.

Our newest release- Sweet Treats- is in the online store. You can still pick up the bundle pricing through tonight at 9:00 pm PST.