Sunday, May 20, 2018

Blooming Meadows


It's Anja here. Meadows around me are in full bloom. I love this time of the year because everything is blooming and colors are just beautiful. But not everyone loves this time of the year. I have a few friends and family that just waits for the trees, flowers and grass to stop blooming, because it gives them awful allergies. And because of all this sneezing around me I got an idea for today's project. I made two Feel better tags to send positive thoughts to all those who cannot enjoy the nature blooming.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Flowers for Mom, Mail Tag Set, Spring Foliage Border, Ouch with Tooth, Sending Hugs Bear),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- Distress inks (Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Pine Needles, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky, Dust Concord, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Forest Moss),
- brush,
- scissors,
- violet ribbon,
- paper glue.

First I cut the tags and colored them with Distress Ink and brush.


Then I die cut and colored flowers and other greenery.


Then I cut the sentiments and colored them with Distress Inks.

And then I had to glue everything together. I cut Spring Foliage Border into two pieces, one for each tag.

And this is all from me for today. Have a nice Sunday and see you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Get Well Bouquet

Hello Scrapping Cottage 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 are still showcasing the beautiful dies from the Mother's Day release. They are so versatile and can be used for cards other than Mother's Day.

Also, want to let you know that there is a big sale going on at the online store. You can save up to 70% on dies. Lots to choose from so make your way over there to look around. You just might find something that you can add to your collection.

For today's card, I am featuring the Mom's Garden Bouquet die and I created a get well card. I never seem to have any of this type of card on hand when I need one. And, this die has such pretty flowers that it will brighten anyone's day.  So let's get started with some details on how I created my project.

Step 1: I started my card by choosing my layout. This sketch is an older one from Splitcoaststampers. I thought it would work well to show off the floral image, allow me to use  patterned paper and possibly some ribbon.
Step 2: Once the layout was decided on, I chose my card colors. I found this floral patterned paper in my stash and that determined my card colors. 
Vanilla Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Baja Breeze Layer 1: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper Layer 2: 3 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Vanilla Embossed Layer 3: 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
Artichoke Green Oval Layer 4: 4th largest oval die
Vanilla Oval Layer 5: 4th largest stitched oval die
Step 3: I cut the pieces in the garden bouquet. Used a rose red, saffron (light yellow) and sugarplum cardstocks for my flowers. Used Ranger multi medium matte to secure.
I assembled the bouquet in the pitcher according to the packaging photo.
Then attached it to the oval using dimensional adhesive.
Step 4: Now that all the elements of my card are cut, I am ready to start card assembly.
 Attached the panels using double sided tape.
I decided to go with ribbon and used this baja breeze pleated ribbon.
Attached the oval panel using dimensional adhesive on the top and bottom of the oval. This way it will sit evenly on the ribbon.
For my sentiment, I decided to use the "feel better" phrase from the "Ouch with Tooth" die. I cut it in rose red cardstock 2x to give it a bit more dimension. Used the multi medium matte to attach to bottom of card. To complete I cut a few of the flower centers and added to the top of my card. 
And, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you some additional ideas on ways to use these dies for other card giving occasions. See you next Saturday.
dies I used to create card:

Friday, May 18, 2018

Little Duck Baby Card

It's Jeanne posting a baby card today that uses dies from the new Mother's Day release!
I love ducks and I couldn't resist this little guy with his sweet face.  But since Mother's Day has passed I thought a baby card might be in order.
I started with an A2 card base and then cut the rectangles using the second and third smallest rectangles from the Double Stitched Rectangle set.  I picked a dot patterned paper since I thought it went well with the circles, but you could use any pattern.  Then I cut the circles using the third and fourth smallest dies from the Double Stitched Circle set in coordinating colors.
For the inside I used the largest of the Nested Double Stitched Rectangles.  I cut a full set of ducks from So Saffron card stock.
Using the Y26 Copic marker, I colored in the duck bills and one set of feet.   I wanted my outside ducks to be swimming, so they did not get feet.
I glued one duckling to the inside panel and the other one and his mama to the circles to form medallions.
I glued the rectangles to the outside front about an eighth inch from the sides and top/bottom.  Then I heat embossed the outside sentiment in white and stamped the inside sentiment in Coastal Cabana.
My last step was to glue it all together.  This card was simple to make but is adorable.  And it is flat which makes for easy mailing!  Ducks are gender neutral so this can easily be changed to a feminine card by changing the colors.

Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fun and creative weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Birthday Cupcake!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

We have a  Mother's Day Release available in the online store now.  There are 22 fantastic dies!  These dies are so adorable and can be used for other occasions so don't miss out!  Today, I am using the cupcake for a birthday card!
Design Steps:
 1. Using the Mother's Day Cupcake die cut all of the pieces of the cupcake out using pink, green, white and yellow card stock
 2.  Assemble the cupcake as shown above, I colored the heart and small flowers with my markers
 3.  Use an A2 card base, cut a 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 piece of white card stock and run it through the swiss dot embossing folder, cut a piece of striped DP 3 x 5, cut a strip of pink card stock 1/8 x 5 and a piece of dotted DP 1/4 x 5
 4.  Using the Scalloped 2 1/2 inch circle die cut a circle on the striped DP 1 inch from the top.  Glue the 2 strips to the embossed white card stock as shown
 5.  Glue the DP with the scalloped circle cut out to the embossed card stock as shown
 6.  Using foam tape pop the cupcake to the center of the circle
7.  Using white foam sheets that have adhesive on the back run it through the machine using the Expressions Happy Birthday die.  Adhere the Happy Birthday to the front panel just below the cupcake.  Then glue the embossed panel to the card front
Cottage Cutz Products

I hope you like the card I made for you today!  I had fun making it!!
 Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and take time to get crafty!