Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Celebrating Bunny Rabbit

Hi, Lois here today.  I have to tell you that I have fallen in love with all those cute little critters in the October release from CottageCutz -- In the Forest.  Today I'm bringing you a card which I was a bit unhappy with initially, but with the addition of a couple of elements, I am quite happy.

Supplies for this card are:

Cream cardstock cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half
Chocolate cardstock cut 3 3/4" x 5"
Cream cardstock, kraft cardstock approx. 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" for cutting ovals
Patterned paper cut 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
Scraps of cardstock red, green, white, black
Distress ink - Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass
Markers - black, pink
CottageCutz dies -  Deer and Rabbit Peekers, Tree Stump and Log for Peekers, Earmuffs and Mittens, Balloon - Round mini, Celebrate, Double-stitched Ovals

I began by cutting out the pieces from the Deer and Rabbit Peekers, the Tree Stump and Log for Peekers, and Earmuffs and Mittens dies.

I then sponged some color on the rabbit and stump pieces to give them some depth. I colored the inside of the bunny ears and the nose with markers.

I cut out the layers and die cut the ovals . . .

. . . sponged some ink for the grass and sky on the cream-colored oval and constructed my card.  However, at this point I was not very happy with the card.  It definitely needed something.  The bunny didn't really look too happy peeking out from that stump.  I had an idea about how to cheer him up, so I die cut the balloon and the word "Celebrate."

Now, he looked better.  Here again is my completed card.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Exploring forest on four paws

Hi, Janja here!

Today I share with you another card created with "In the forest" dies. These are really great dies, and can be used for many occasions.
For the main image I chose a curious puppy, who went alone exploring the forest.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 4.3 x 5.5" (11 x 14 cm), folded
- light gray paper: 4 x 5.2" (10,2 x 13,3 cm)
- colored cardstock
- Distress ink: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Black Soot
- Distress marker: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
- Perfect pearls powder
- white color

Cut out puppy with die - forest peekers, beaver & dog. Shadow all pieces with distress inks and compose a puppy.

We do the same with the die - tree stump & log for peekers. Use brown cardstock, shadow it with distress inks and draw darker spots with a marker.
From green cardstock cut fern and grass. Use mushrooms & greenery die.
Now we need a snail and cute mouse. Cut out both with the forest critters die.

I did not really like selected gray paper, so I refreshed it.

Add a few drops of green and yellow ink in a mini mister together with perfect pearls powder for silky shine and water.
Shake it up well, and sprinkle the background.

When all the pieces are assembled and attached to the background, apply a white color with a sponge.

Completed card. 

That’s all for today. Thank you for coming over and have a great day. 

List of dies used:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Winter Cheer!

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here sharing another Christmas card to share with you.  I hope all of you that celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day on Thursday.  I had a great time with my family in North Carolina and to even top it off, the weather was fabulous, it was 73 sunny degrees there.

Have you heard about the BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR over at CottageCutz?  Yes, you can get up to 70% off your order!  Please hope on over to the store and see all the goodies you can get.

Also, there is a Black Friday Release. It's all about camping and forest friends.  You can get the whole bundle at 55% off click  here to see it.  


Now that I have given you all the news about the sale and the new release, here is my card.  I am using the adorable Candy Cane Penguin!  And guess what, it is 50% off in the store.  This one is a keeper for me, I love it and it is so easy to put it together.

Here is how I put my card together:

1.  My card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card,

2.  The first layer is 3 1/8 x 4 1/4,

3.  The pattern paper is 3 x 4 1/4,

4.  The next layer is 1 1/4 x 4 1/4,

5.  The penguin paper is 1 x 4 1/4,

6.  The circles are from the Circle Set, I used the largest and next to the largest for the layering, 

7.  I cut out all the pieces of the penguin, inked the edges, and glued the pieces together,

8.  I added the sentiment, and finished off the card with some glitter enamel dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Dies and stamps used:

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Holly Bells

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Well our Thanksgiving Day has come and gone here in the US. We had a wonderful time with 4 generations sitting around our table having our Thanksgiving dinner. I spent days preparing for it and now it's time to think seriously about Christmas.

So if you haven't started your cards as yet, I am showing one today that could very easily be mass produced. You could change it up by simply using a different patterned paper. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card. The bells are part of the Christmas Holly Bells die and the corner holly is from the Holly & Berries die.

Looks like both these dies are on a 50% off sale. In fact there is a Black Friday blowout sale going on as well as a new Black Friday "camping" release. So it's a good day to shop with this being small business Saturday. Plus you can get some great deals on Christmas dies. Check out this Blog or our Pinterest Board for lots of inspiration from the design team.

Red Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Medium Brown Layering Panel: 4" x 5 5/16"
Patterned Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

I started my card by choosing my patterned paper. That determined my card colors and the shades of red and green I would use for my holly die cuts. I used a real red and a ivy green cardstock. I cut the holly leaves 2x because I like a bit of dimension with my dies.

Cut all the dies and now I am ready for assembling. The bells are cut from a metallic gold on kraft cardstock. I thought this shade of gold went well with the patterned paper. I tried a lighter one but didn't like it as well.

Decided on my sentiment and stamped that in a real red ink on kraft cardstock.  I cut it out with the stitched rounded rectangle die.  It makes it stand out a bit and adds interest to the card. The patterned paper was a bit busy to stamp directly on there.

To complete my card I added a few drops of glossy accents to the holly berries. I hope this card has given you some inspiration. If you want to recreate it for your Christmas cards, the dies are on sale including the stitched rectangle die.

Well Blogger friends, that's it for me for this week so until next time.......inky hugs.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Floral Fantasy with Anita Kejriwal

Hello everyone !!!!
It's Anita here. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving to all. I feel blessed to be a part of the CottageCutz family and thanks for believing in my creations.

We at CottageCutz have the biggest sale of the year and have fabulous discounts store wide. Check it out here.

And we also have a new Black Friday Release. It's all about camping and forest friends. You can find them here.

Now on to some more beautiful inspiration from CottageCutz.

Here is my card with some 3D flowers and I have a video as to how I made these flowers. 

Do Check out my video on creating these flowers.

Do leave your comments. Have a great day !!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Autumn leaves

Hi, Janja here!

In a sunny autumn afternoon during a walk in a nearby forest, one hears only rustling of leaves beneath the feet. Under the impression of beautiful colors that flow on autumn leaves, I created this card.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm)
- patterned paper: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- white and color cardstock
- Distress ink: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
- Memento ink: Desert Sand

Slightly shadow patterned paper with distress ink and stamp text.

With dies - give thanks and cornucopia cut out the most of oak leaves and acorns. Also cut out branches with winter branches die. Shadow all the pieces with distress inks.

For a hedgehog use forest critters die. At the end stamp " Thinking of you".

 Thank you for coming over and have a great day.