Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Prayers - Cottage Cutz

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Fans!

I really excited to show you our new release Expressions Plus Dies!  Here is my Design Teammate to show you how wonderful these dies are!!
We gave you a small sample in the video of the 35 dies that where released so I am including a picture of all the new release dies!

Today, I am featuring one of the new word dies prayers mixed with the flower and stems dies!  This card is going to someone who is need of some support and cheer.

Here are my design steps:

1.  Using Wildflowers 1, Wildflowers 2, Wildflowers 5 and Garden Stems cut all of them out in white card stock
2.  Using dabbers ink the flowers and leaves with green, red and orange
3.  Cut out a 5 x 3 3/4 piece of white card stock and embossed with a musical notes embossing folder
4.  Use white card stock as your A2 base.  Cut out a piece of green card stock 5 1/4 x 4 and glue to the A2 white base.  Glue the note embossed white card stock to the green

5.  Glue all of the flowers down as shown
6. Cut out a 2 x 4 inch piece of vellum and gently tear the edges.  Attach to card front as shown the on white card stock cut out the word prayers.  Glue prayers to the vellum and add the pearls

This card is beautiful and easy!  It will bring cheer to someone who needs to have their spirits lifted!

Here are the Cottage Cutz Products used:

I hope you will check out all of the new Expressions Plus dies that are in our store!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy Butterflies - Pink and Main

Good Morning Pink and Main Friends!

Today, I made a bright and happy card to thank a friend for helping us out!! She watched our dog for the weekend so we could attend a wedding.  And the best part about it is our dog just loves her.  So I don't have to pay high boarding fees or worry!

Design steps
  1. Use an A2 white card base.  Cut designer paper (Shades of Spring Pink and Main) 5 1/4 x 4 and glued it to the card base.
  2. Cut a white piece of card stock 5 x 3 3/4 and use chevron (Pink and Main Directional Border die) to create the background by repeating the cut 5 times.  Glue to the green designer paper
  3. Cut a 4 x 2 inch piece of vellum and tear the edges and glue to the center of the card front
  4. Using the thanks die (Pink and Main Thanks to You) cut it out of black.  Using Versa Mark coat the thanks and then us sparkling black embossing powder and heat.  Repeat this step once more then glue to the vellum
  5. Stamp the butterflies (Pink and Main Inspire) using a number of different inks.  Then cut out using the coordinating die double up the butterfly and glue dot to card
  6. Add tiny black pearls to the butterfly bodies

You can see the Pink & Main Store HERE
and the Pink & Main Creations Gallery on Facebook HERE.
Don’t forget about this month’s challenge! HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Baby Clothes! - Cottage Cutz

Good Morning My Friends!

The release of baby dies here at the Scrapping Cottage has been so much fun! The dies are just incredibly detail and oh so sweet!! The Baby Clothesline die is so so adorable!  And that is what I am showcasing today!

 Here are my design steps:
1.  Using the Baby Clothesline die cut out all of the pieces using yellow, gray, pink, purple, blue, brown and green card stock. After all of the pieces are cut shade them using a variety of inks and a small dabber
2.  After the shading is complete assemble the pieces using a fine tip glue applicator.  Add small black pearls for the eyes on the giraffe and elephant
 3.  Cut the pink frame using the Pierced Wide Rectange Frame die set.  Cut the green grass using the Spring Grass die and then cut a piece of cloud designer to put behind the pink frame
 4.  Place the grass behind the frame and glue to the frame then add the cloud designer paper to the back of the pink frame as shown.  Begin adding the animals on the sides of the frame as shown then attach the little blue clothesline
 5.  Add the clothes onto the clothesline and last add the tiny little clothespins!  Total cuteness!!!
 7.  Using a piece of green card stock the same color as the grass cut out the Congratulations and glue to the bottom of the front of the card
 8.  Add the pink frame and you have a darling card for a new mom!

Here are the Cottage Cutz Products I used:

I had so much fun creating this sweet card for you! I hope you give this sweet card a try!



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Warm Wishes to All Moms - Pink and Main

Good Morning Pink and Main Friends

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms! Today,  I am sharing a card I made that uses some unique color combinations which I think look very pretty together.  Mix in a little tulle, stenciling and some pearls and you have a beautiful Mother's Day card!

Design Steps:
  1. Use a taupe A2 card base and cut a slightly smaller piece of mint green card stock and glue to the front of the base
  2. Cut a piece of mustard colored card stock 4 x 5 1/4.  Use a TH stencil and mustard ink to create the background.  If you do not have mustard you can use Versa Mark
  3. Cut a piece of mint card stock 4 x 1 1/2 and wrap tulle around it taping the tulle to the back.  Next cut a piece of 4 x 1 inch mint card stock and create a scalloped lacy border using the Pink and Main Lacy Border dies
  4. Glue the mint card stock wrapped with tulle to the center of the mustard stenciled card stock.  Tuck the scalloped border up under it as shown.  Glue the enter piece of mustard card stock to the card front right on top of the mint green
  5. Using the Pink and Main Wishes die cut the sentiment on taupe card stock.  Using double sided sticky paper adhere to the tulle.  
  6. Cut a small piece of taupe card stock and stamp Sending Warm using the Pink and Main Wishes stamp set in versa mark and then use clear embossing powder heat set and pop to the front of the card
  7. Add the pearls and your card is complete

You can see the Pink & Main Store HERE
and the Pink & Main Creations Gallery on Facebook HERE.
Don’t forget about this month’s challenge! HERE

I hope you enjoyed this vintage looking Mother's Day card!


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gift Card Holder - Cottage Cutz

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

I just thought I would share another use for this cute little new release Baby Monkey die!  I always need cards for enclosing gift cards. So I found this really easy design on Youtube.  I altered some of the measurements so that it would fit into a A2 envelope.   It seems now a days that a gift card is all anyone wants especially my older nieces and nephews.  I must admit it is much easier then trying to please them but it does take some of the fun out of gift searching!

Designer steps:

1.  Use a light brown card stock base 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.  Use your bone folder and crease the card as shown.
2. Flip the card over and put a strip of strong tape as shown then press together.  This will form the card holder.

3. Use the second to the largest Pierced Rectangle die which is the same wideth as a gift card and make the cut through the mountain fold.

4. And now it is time to decorate the  card!  Cut a white 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of white card stock and emboss it with cupcakes.  Glue to the front of the card

5. Using the Baby Monkey with Balloons die cut all the pieces of the monkey and balloons.  Use brown, tan, and black for the monkey.  Before you assemble the monkey sponge the edges for more depth
6. Glue all the pieces together adding small black pearls for the eyes

7. Cut the balloons using designer paper and the strings out of black card stock
8. Cut a strip of light brown card stock 11 x 1 inches this will make a band around your card to keep the gift card inside it good and safe.   Just take your band and fit it around your card and make a tiny pencil mark as to where you will place the tape

9. Cut a Cross Stitched Circle out of designer paper and glue the monkey and balloons to the circle.  Then attach the circle to the front of the band set aside

10. On the inside of the card cut a Double Stitched Rectangle and glue to the center of the inside of the card
11. Using designer paper cut another set of balloons, string and the word Celebrate glue all to the inside of the card

Here are the Cottage Cutz Products used:

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it will inspire you to make a card with an enclosed gift card!

Blessings and thanks for stopping by!