Wednesday, August 31, 2022

8 x 8 Baseball Scrapbook Page

Hey Krafty Friends, Jen from Katahdin Krafts, back with another  CottageCutz YouTube  video on the CottageCutz Channel Today's video features an 8 x 8 Baseball Scrapbook Page, I created using several dies from the "Baseball & Golf Release." 

It was so exciting getting back to my original passion...scrapbooking!  I am way behind on my memory keeping, and when I saw this release, I knew instantly that they would make a great layout.

You can find all the layout details over on the YouTube Channel!

While over at the channel, make sure you like and comment for a chance to win the "Baseball Phrase w/ Shadow" die!

The winner of the "Strawberry Cottage" die from my last video is Martha Williams, the details are listed on the YouTube Channel!

Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Krafting!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

#1 All Star MVP Birthday Heart Stitched Card

Happy TuesDIE Cottage Cutz Friends!
Melinda here with you on on another sweet TuesDIE. Today I am sharing a fun card and very easy card I created featuring dies from the Baseball and Golf release.

Here's a look at my completed card. It is a standard A2 horizontal top folding card. I started with a white cardstock base. I then layered a piece of red cardstock onto the base and a piece of cute Doodlebug patterned paper to that. I used all 4 hearts from the Nested Stitched Heart die set. I cut them out in white cardstock and then colored them in with my markers. I used the stitches from the Baseball to create the stitches on the heart.

Here's a closer look at the Shadow Birthday and the cute All Star. You can also see some of the cute hearts.

Here's a closer look at the other hearts. I colored them all in with my various markers to match the patterned paper. I then layered the #1 and the MVP titles onto each other and then onto the card.  I love the way it turned out. Very simple yet super colorful and fun.

In case you missed it, last week I created a couple of quick videos showcasing more projects from this super cool set! Here are the links.

Head over to my YouTube Channel For a Quick Project Share and helpful tutorial for this cute set!

Be sure to check out my project share video on last week's set too!

The Dies I Used For This Project

Here's the entire release. Head over to the shop and check them all out!

Also, don't forget to head over to the CottageCutz YouTube channel and check out all of the amazing projects on there. Our video team is doing a wonderful job of filling the channel with all sorts of creative content! You don't want to miss it!

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

Monday, August 29, 2022

A TEE-rific Bridge Spinner

Happy Monday Scrapping Cottage friends!  Kris here, and I hope you had a wonderful summer weekend!  I'm actually looking forward to the cooler crisp Fall season which makes it much nicer to get outside and do golfing!  

This is another fun fold card & it's interactive!!  I combined the bridge fold card and a spinner!  And Don't forget - the newest release is BASEBALL & GOLF themed and the individual dies are 30% off! 

Here's a short clip of the golf ball spinning ☺ 
 (You can click  in the bottom right corner to make it larger!)

All the dies I've used are pictured and linked at the end of my post.

Design Steps:

I cut my yellow card base at 10" x 5" 
Scored at 1-1/2", 3", 7" and 8-1/2"

 (When it's all put together, it will collapse to a 5" x 7" card.) 

Next, I used a sun stencil from La-La Land Crafts and blended classic ink in the same color as the cardstock. 

Next, I fold-n-burnished my score lines as pictured below... outter scores are mountain folds, and inner scores are valley folds.  

I then cut a piece of green cardstock to 3-1/4" x 7" and cut the top with a die from the Hills Slimline set.  I scored 1-1/2" in from each side and adhered to the inside as shown below.  

Once I folded the card, I saw that my green ends were slightly over-hanging, so I used my scissors to trim so they were flush with the fold.  (see below).

Next, I cut 2 pieces of green cardstock the same size at 2-1/4" x 7" and cut the top of each with the straightest die from the Hills Slimline set - making sure that the 2nd piece has the die exactly in the same position as the first piece.  These will serve as my front spinner piece. 

I die cut the Putting Green in same green color, then ink blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to make it a bit darker so it stands out.  

I then glued my Putting Green to the left side of one of my spinner pieces, with the hole on the left.

Next I die cut my spinner channel using the smallest die from the Nested Rectangles Slimline set.  It fit PAR-fectly (there's so many great golf puns!) except that it was a li'l too tall for the size golf ball I was using, so I manipulated the die a bit.  I taped the die as shown below, leaving space on the right for my foam tape, and put the top cutting plate down just so it covers the top HALF of my die.  And ran it through machine. 

Then, I turned my piece around and moved my die down so it was lined up on the sides, and you can see where it cut the first time (see photo below) Then covered just the top HALF again with my top cutting plate and ran it through.

I'm left with a nicely cut narrower rectangle - you can see the difference in the photo below. 

I then stacked that top piece onto the 2nd green piece - I did not attach it, just laid it on top.  Then I glued that strip that was die cut out back into the opening and lifted off the top piece.  (see photo below)

Using the smallest die from the Pierced Circle set, I die cut 2 white circles.  I added some grey divots with my Copic marker to make it look like a golf ball.  

I turned my top green piece upside down, placed my golf ball centered on the channel opening, and added 1/8" foam strips all around as shown.  You don't want to get too close to the ball or it won't spin.  (the ball laying there just serves as a spacer so I don't get my foam strips too close to the opening.)

I then added some glue to a small spinner disc and attached it to the backside of my golf ball.  I then turned it upside down so the disc is sticking up and laid my front green piece so that the disc is popping up through the rectangle opening.  then I added more glue to the top of the disc and attached my 2nd circle on top, lining it up exactly with the front circle (golf ball).  Sorry I don't have a photo of this.  If you don't have a spinner disc, you can stack 2 foam circles on top of each other.

I peeled my backing off of my foam strips and attached my back green piece to complete my spinner.

I then die cut the TEE (from the Golf Ball & Tee die), colored it red with my Copic marker and glued it on the far right of spinner, under the ball and cut off the remainder of tee.  (see photo below)

I die cut the Fall Tree, the Golfer Silhouette and the clouds from the Stitched Sun, Clouds & Umbrella set. I colored the tree with Copic markers, and die cut the golfer from Espresso brown cardstock.  I glued all die cuts onto card as shown below.  For the sentiment, I printed one I made on computer, adding a red block behind it and making the font white.  Then I cut it out with the smallest die from the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangles set, and attached it to the right panel of card.

I then added glue to the bottom side panels only and attached my spinner piece.

 VoilĂ  and done!  ☺

and YES!  It folds flat to fit into a 5 x 7 envelope! ☺

Products I Used:

I hope I inspired you somehow today to get crafty with your CottageCutz dies!


Sunday, August 28, 2022

All-Star Softball Card

Hey Krafty Friends, Jen from Katahdin Krafts on the blog today with an All-Star Softball Card.  

I used several dies from the "Baseball & Golf Release" to make my card.  First, I cut the 
"Baseball" die out in yellow cardstock, and transformed it into a softball!  Both my daughters play softball, so I used their team colors, to make the card fitting for their coach or a teammate.  

 Next, I cut out the "All Star Emblem" die and backed it with the coordinating color (either black or red), and fussy cut the circle.  I really wanted the softball to POP off the page, so I used several pop dots to give it dimension.  I created small softballs from the "Baseball Glove, Bat & Ball" die, I felt this added interested and broke up the team colors a bit. 
Finally, I used a star stencil from my stash with Distress Inks to form my background.

Check out all the cards details, along with a new project on the  CottageCutz YouTube Channel this Wednesday.
Thanks for stopping in!  Happy Krafting!

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Fun Fold Golf Card

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 Baseball and Golf release with 16 new designs and currently on a 30% off sale. These new dies are so perfect for a masculine themed card.

Or for the kiddos (boys and girls) who are baseball or softball players. Don't forget about the golfers either. If you are a scrapbooker and are putting together the summer season of your child's baseball season, we have you covered.

My card today is featuring the new Golfer Silhouette, Putting GreenGolf Cart  and Golf Bag & Clubs dies. I made this for my hubby's friend. He has a September birthday and is also an avid golfer. So, let's get started with some details of how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I love trying different fun fold techniques. I ran across this one while perusing Pinterest one night. You know how that can be! I thought the fold would be great to show off some of the golf dies. 

I started by selecting my card colors and designer papers. I decided on these ones that had a masculine appeal and also the one pattern looked like golf balls. At least that's what I thought (LOL)!!!
Here is a diagram of the cardstock size and where it's to be scored. 
Fold both these panels into the center and burnish on the folds. Added a piece of white cardstock measuring 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" to inside of card. This will be decorated as well. 
Next, I cut the designer paper for the front panels. On the lower panel I used the striped paper and cut it at 2" x 4".  The top panel I used the "golf ball" paper and I cut it at 3" x 4".

For my image panel I used the 2nd largest (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") Stitched Rectangle Die and cut it in red cardstock. I used the 3rd largest (2 1/4" x 3 1/4") Rectangle Die and cut in white cardstock. I stenciled some clouds and added some grass using the Spring Grass die.  It's an older die but still available. 
I cut my golfer silhouette in navy blue cardstock and used dimensional adhesive to secure to card. On the image panel, only use adhesive to the top part of the panel to allow the card to open. 
Now to the card inside, I used the Putting Green & Golf Bag & Clubs dies. I stamped the sentiment in navy ink to complete this part of the card. 
Normally I don't do anything to an envelope, but I am not mailing this card. It will be hand delivered. I already had the golf card die cut and it didn't work on the inside of the card. So, I decided to use it on the envelope and also added the word phrase "par". It was cut from the Stitched Alphabet die. 
To complete the front of my card, I added a "happy birthday" phrase. I stamped on white cardstock and then added blue and red flags for interest. Well, that's it for me for this week. see you next Saturday. 

Dies I used to create card: