Saturday, April 30, 2022

Swans for Mother'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.

We have a new release in the online store. It's our Australian Friends with 14 new designs. The dies are perfect for Mother's Day, Baby Cards, Kids & Adult Birthdays, Thinking of You, Thank You - just about any occasion you would need a card for.

They are currently on a limited time sale of 30% off the individual dies. For your viewing pleasure today, I am featuring the new Swan die. If you have followed my card samples here on the CottageCutz Blog, you know I am a user of designer papers. They help to create such great backgrounds. 

I have had these Landscapes patterns for a while. They are a big assist in creating a scenic card with your dies. Here are a couple of cards I previously made using these papers - Card 1, Card 2 . Today I am using another pattern and created a Mother's Day card. So let's get started with dome details of how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

I already mentioned the designer paper I was going to use. I didn't want to lose too much of the paper so I decided to make a square card. I paired the paper with a bright pink cardstock. I liked the look of it together and I think it complements some of the pink tones in the paper. 
Pink card base: 5 3/4" square
Designer Paper Layer: 5 1/2" square
Next, I cut my swan. Since this is a Mother's Day card, I wanted some cygnets (baby swans) in the scene. So I used the Mama Duck & Ducklings die, and I am calling it artistic license (lol)! I did look at some photos online and to me the cygnets look like ducklings. 
I stamped my Mother's Day sentiment onto a Stitched cloud. The cloud is from the 2018 In-Stitches release.   I used a light purple cardstock and stamped the sentiment in a grape ink. 
Now that all my elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the card base with double sided tape.  The Swan images are attached with glue dots.
To finish off my card I added the sentiment cloud and then decided to add another one. I also cut a cattail from the Swan die and added that to my card. I had to move the little baby swan closer to the water pool. 
And, that finishes off my card for his week. I hope I have given you an idea for a different way to use this new Swan die. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Happy Birthday Tasmanian Devil Card

Happy Thursday Scrapping Cottage friends!  
Melinda here with you on this Thankful Thursday! Today I am sharing a project featuring that sweet little Tasmanian Devil die from the Fantastic new Australian Friends Die Release!!! Here is what I created.

A fun happy birthday card with that sweet Tasmanian Devil.

I started by cutting out the little Tasmanian out of lain white cardstock. I love coloring in the pieces with my markers and colored pencils.

I added the cute cupcake from the cute Birthday Cupcake With Roses.

I also added a cute little Party Hat from the Party Hats die cut.

I also used the fun Happy Birthday W/Shadow die set. 

I layered all of those fun dies onto the stitched scallop rectangle. I then put that onto a standard A4 top folding white cardstock base. I used some fun patterned paper that matched the colors well! This is perfect because I need to build up my birthday card stash.

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The Dies I used to create this project:

I used the Scallop Stitched Rectangle set, however that is currently sold out. This is a great alternative through.

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 crafty die day!
Melinda Beltran

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Baby Shower Card

Looking for something a little different for a Baby Shower card?  Look no further than the Koala's die from the Australian Friends release.  The card I created is perfect for a baby boy but you can also add the flowers for a baby girl card.  You can see how this card came together over on the CottageCutz YouTube Channel.  

While you are there don't forget to subscribe, like and leave a comment for a chance to win the Koalas die.  I will also be announcing the winner of the Kangaroo's die from my last video.  I hope you'll join me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Emu..sing Birthday

 Hello CottageCutz Friends

It is Pam sharing with you today!

I have created a funny little birthday card today.  I made it using the new release die called the Emu.  There are 14 different dies in this release and all of them are just as cute as they can be!!  If you haven't checked out the Australian Friends Release click HERE. 

Design Steps:

1.   Using the Emu die cut out the pieces in dark brown, light brown and black.  Shade the pieces in black ink and dot his eyes with a black marker.  Assemble with a fine tip glue
2.  For the Mini Slimline card base use a piece of white card stock 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 folded on the 6 1/2 inch side.  Cut a piece of white card stock 6 1/8 x 3 1/8 and blend blue ink onto it using a brush
3.  Using the slimline Grass and Farm Fence die cut out the grass in green and the fence in white.  Also for the background use the Outback Trees die and cut out two palms using brown and dark green
4.  Glue the pieces to the inked blue card stock as shown above
5.  To give the card a little pop of color I used the Koala Bear w/Floral die and cut out 5 yellow flowers and 4 green stems of leaves
6.  Glue the flowers and stems of leaves as shown above and then add some tiny pearls to the center of the flowers
7.  Pop up the Emu and add your sentiment.  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

Monday, April 25, 2022

Hop Along

Hi everyone I am back sharing another card from down under using some of the latest releases.

I used the kangaroos on desert samd paper and added a touch of color with colored pencils 
Next I cut bits off the tree from the Koalas that I colored but decided it wasn’t the look I wanted. 

So I added the limbs to Bunny Tree Cottage tree below to make it look fuller and give it more branches
I used the bottom portion of the basket to put my baby kangaroo in. Spring Chickee in Basket die
This completes my card and I hope everyone enjoys it and see you next Monday!! ❤️❤️