Monday, October 30, 2023

Fall Thankful Blessed Sign

Happy Tuesday crafty friends,

I hope your week is off to a great start. Today I am sharing a fall themed sign I created with several dies from the new Cottage Cutz Fall release. Here is what I created.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Join Us for an Inspirational Insta-Hop & WIN!

Happy Sunday friends!

We are having a collaboration Instagram Hop with some AMAZING inspiration from our own team and some of the DT from La-La Land Crafts!  Each design team member has created a card featuring both companies' products on them and trust us, you DON'T want to miss it!! 

YOU HAVE 2 CHANCES TO WIN!!!  Both companies will be giving away a $50 shopping spree to their stores to random hoppers who follow us on IG and comment on each stop in our line-up!!  

You have until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on November 2nd to hop, follow and comment!  Winners will be announced on our IG on Nov. 4th.  


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Christmas Carolers

Hello, my crafty friends, it's Marla here today with a new CottageCutz You Tube video.   I am sharing something a little different today.  I am reviewing several dies from the Christmas 2023 release.  I thought it might be helpful to see the sizing of some of the dies and how they would appear on both an A2 and 5x7 cards.  Some of the new dies are larger than others, such as the beautiful "Carolers" in the card above.  I also will be sharing a few card layout ideas and finally, I will assemble four different cards. I hope you will join me.

I will link all of the new products I used on my card below, for easy shopping.
Until next time.... Marla

Friday, October 27, 2023

Watercolored Fall Tree

Happy Fall Y'all 😊

Kris here sharing some Friday inspiration with you!   My card today features the Fall Tree from the new New Fall Release!  All the individual dies from this release are still 30% OFF for a limited time and there are 15 beautiful Fall designs!

I joined Mary & Pam in the Color Challenge CC971 at SplitcoastStampers this week which is...

Pretty Peacock
Crushed Curry
Cajun Craze
The dessert option is TEXTURE.

(All dies I used are linked at the end of this post)


I started with an A2 top folding card and since I was out of the Curry c.s., I used Daffodil Delight and ink blended some wild honey Distress Oxide ink to get the deeper curry color. 

For the background of my focal image I wanted to incorporate some texture so I used some thick watercolor paper and die cut the Leafy Background Slimline die and mounted it on a piece of 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" watercolor paper.  

I then turned it over and cut off the excess.

I adhered this to the middle of my card front.

Next, I die cut the Fall Tree and leaves from the Autumn Ladder from watercolor cardstock.

(I also die cut the wheelbarrow thinking I'd put it at the bottom of my card with leaves in it, but it ended up being pretty large compared to my tree, so I eliminated it.)

I die cut a piece of Mossy Meadow c.s. with one of the Hills Slimline dies and another piece I die cut with one of the Grass Slimline dies. I cut both to 3-1/4" wide and mounted the hill on top of the grass blades and adhered to card front.

I watercolored the tree and leaves with Crackling Campfire, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks and set aside to dry.

Next, I created a frame from the Pretty Peacock c.s. by layering the 2nd largest Wacky Stitched Rectangle Die inside the largest Scalloped Rectangle Die and die cutting it.

I added foam strips to back of frame and adhered to card front.

I adhered my tree and leaves onto card front.

For my sentiment, I used this pretty teal watercolor Deco Foil to foil my sentiment onto the Cajun Craze cardstock.  To do this, I printed my sentiment on the Cajun c.s. using a laser printer, then added my foil on top and ran it thru my Minc (like a laminator, but made for foiling).

Here are the results up close:  
I love how it incorporated the peacock, yellow and green ☺

and done!



  I hope you are inspired to get crafty with your favorite CottageCutz dies!  

More inspiration and tutorials on our YouTube channel here. 

♡  ♡  ♡


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Swing into Fall

Hello Friends 

It is time to show off our new RELEASE!  It is our Fall Designs for 2023.  Perfect for those Thanksgiving cards and fall birthdays. The new dies are in the online store.  There are 15 designs and they are currently 30% off! 

I am sharing a card using the Fall Branch w/Swing and Autumn Friends

Design Steps

1.  For the base use a cream A2 size. Using largest Wide Pierced Retangle Frame die cut out 2 in teal,  cut a piece of leave rust DP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and use a piece of cream cut to fit inside of the rectangle frame 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Use some teal ink and blend it on the cream colored rectangle
2.  Glue the leave DP to the card base.  Glue the two teal frames together and then add dimension tape to the back of the frame.  
3. Glue the inked paper to the center of the card and then pop the frame over the top
4.  Using the Fall Branch w/Swing and the Autumn Friends die cut out the following colors of card stock: rust, cream, teal, yellow, brown, and dark brown
5.  Place some dimension squares to the back of the branch and swing.
6.  Pop the branch and swing to the card as shown.  Add dimension dots to the back of the little fox and then pop him onto the swing.  Add the leaves to the tree branch and a few to the bottom of the frame.  Stamp your sentiment then layer onto yellow.  Glue the sentiment to the frame as shown below and your card is complete

We have more inspiration on our YouTube Channel check it out HERE

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

Blessings and Take Care

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Let Us Give Thanks

Hello CottageCutz friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Wednesday edition of the Blog.

It's new release time!!! We have our Christmas 2023 release in the online store that has 40 designs. It's an old-fashioned Christmas theme. You can pick up the individual dies at 30% off for a limited time.

We also have a new Fall 2023 release in the online store with 15 designs. You can also pick up these individual dies at 30% off for a limited time.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the new Fall Wagon Wheel, Autumn Friends (Fox) and the Fall Barrel (Sunflowers) dies and I created a Thanksgiving card. So, let's get started with some details of how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

I started my card this week using the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #791. We are to use pretty peacock, crushed curry and cajun craze for the color trio. As a plus neutrals are always allowed. 
crushed curry, pretty peacock, cajun craze

I cut my images in the challenge colors and some neutral shades. . 
I had designer paper in the pretty peacock color so I used that for my background. It's from the Stampin' Up "come to gather" collection. I stamped my Thanksgiving sentiment on the image panel in the cajun craze ink color.

Pretty Peacock card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Espresso Panel: Largest Stitched Square die - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Image Panel: Largest Square Set die - 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"

I am now ready to start card assembly. I attached the images to the kraft panel with clear drying glue and dimensional adhesive. 
Attached the designer paper to the card base with double sided tape.
To complete my card, I attached the image panel with double sided tape. I also added a pair of acorns from the Autumn friends die. I didn't like the green stem that's holding the sunflowers so very carefully I was able to lift the images and add a new stem cut in pretty peacock. I placed it over top of the green one. I like it better.
Well, that's it for me for this post. See you again next week.