Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday Wreath

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, it's 2 weeks until Christmas. I can't even believe it as I am typing this blog post. Are you in panic mode yet? I am so behind with all I want to do and I am still making Christmas cards. This one is on the CAS side and would be very easy to create about 10 of them quickly. Are you getting a hint here on how many I need (lol)?

So if you still need some cards here is an idea for you. Let's get started with some details on how I made this one.

Kraft Card Base: 4" x 5"
Kraft Pierced Wide Rectangle: 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Vanilla Sentiment Layer: 3 7/8" x 4 7/8"

I wanted to make a card with a wreath and the Holiday Wreath was just perfect for what I had in mind for my card. I cut it out 2x in a ivy green textured cardstock. This cardstock is a lighter weight and I thought it needed a little more dimension. I layered the 2 wreaths together with Ranger multi-matte medium. 
Next I cut my frame from Kraft cardstock with the pierced wide rectangle set.  I decided not to use the smaller cardinals on the above picture but I did use the bow from the Holiday Mason Jar die set for my wreath. I went for the bigger cardinal from the Cardinals & Birdhouse die set. I stamped a seasons greetings sentiment in red ink and that took care of all the pieces I needed for my card.
Now that everything is cut I started the assembly of my card. I was going for the tone-on-tone look so I used dimensional foam tape on my frame to lift it off the card base. It gives it a little more depth since the card base is also Kraft. I attached the vanilla layer to the back of the frame with double sided tape.
On my wreath I used some red half pearls for berries. I used foam tape just at the top of the wreath to attach it. I didn't want it to be flush against the vanilla layer. The cardinal was placed in the center to complete this card. This close up shows the detail on the wreath as well as the cardinal. If you click any of the photos it will give a bigger image.
That's it for me for this Saturday. I hope I have given you some inspiration using the holiday wreath die. So until next time........inky hugs!!!

Friday, December 09, 2016


Hello to all!!!!

Its Anita here!!!!
December means Christmas and Gifts . It is always so wonderful to create handmade gift bags and boxes to give gifts to our loved ones.

Here I have created a pretty , dainty and delicate gift bag using CottageCutz dies. It is adorned with tiny flowers and can contain candies, some jewellery or even a small perfume.

Here is my project followed by the intstructional pictures.

Cut out the die cuts from the CottageCutz Filigree Butterfly Pocket die, Leafy Swirls, and 3D flower# 5. Colour the flower and swirl die cut with Blue and green distress inks.

  Score along the lines on the pocket die.

Cut out two pattern papers from measuring 2.5 Inches by 3.5 Inches to add as inserts for both packet dies. Adhere from back.

Add tacky tape on the sides of one die cut.

 Secure the tabs to form a box

 Add a small flap at the bottom to close the base.
Arrange the flowers and leaves along with ribbons for handles

  The finished gift bag

 CottageCutz dies used

Leafy Swirls
3D flower # 5
Filigree Butterfly Pocket Die

Other products

Distress inks, ribbon, tacky tape, pearl prills.

I hope you liked my project. Do share your creations and happy crafting !!!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Big Bulb Easel Card

Lois here today with another fun card.  Here it is the first week of December.  Christmas is right around the corner.  I'm sure we're all in the middle of making lots of Christmas cards; I know I am.  My card for today is another one using the CottageCutz Ornament dies and Peachy Keen face stamps.

Supplies used on my card:

White cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned paper cut 4" x 5 1/4"
Coordinating patterned paper cut 4" x 5 1/4" and 4" x 1 1/2"
Scrap of yellow cardstock approximately 3 1/2" x 4"
Scrap of silver cardstock
Gold enamel dots
White and red gel pens
Distress ink - Scattered straw
Silver cord
CottageCutz Ornament die - Bulb
Peachy Keen face stamps - 1 5/8"
Adhesive (tape runner, tearable tape, foam dots)

Cut out the ornament from yellow cardstock and the cap from silver cardstock.

Sponge the yellow distress ink around the edges of the ornament to add some depth.

Cut the cardstock panels to create the card.  Because this is an easel card, you will need to score the 11" x 4 1/4" panel at 5 1/2" and 2 3/4".

Adhere the silver cap to the top of the ornament, then stamp and color the face, as shown.

Complete the front of the card with the patterned paper, ornament die-cut, twine, and enamel dots.

Because this is an easel card, you will need to place adhesive on the small bottom section of the card base.  I used tearable adhesive tape for ease of application.  Adhere the bottom of the card front to this bottom section of the card base.  Create the easel by folding on the score lines.  Then add a "bumper" by placing a large enamel dot onto a foam pop dot and place in the center of the underlying base at a point where you would like the card to stand.  Then add a few more enamel dots, as shown.

Used on this card:

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Outdoor activities

Hi, Janja here!

Do you like to go to the mountains, camp in the nature, enjoy the quiet moments of fishing?
With the new release of CottageCutz dies - Camping, you can catch all these outdoor activities on your projects.
If you are interested how I created the whole card, please sit back, since today's post is a little longer.

- white and colored cardstock
- washi tape
- Distress ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
- Memento ink: Dandelion, Tangelo, Bamboo Leaves
- glue, adhesive pads, double-sided adhesive tape
- punch- round
- punch - slot
- ribbon
- string

Prepare the card base:
- two thicker cardstock for cover pages: 4.3 x 6" (11 x 15,3 cm)
- white cardstock: 17.2 x 6" (43,6 x 15,2 cm)
- folding measurements are: 4.3", 8.6", 12.9" (10,9 cm, 21,8 cm, 32,7 cm)

Glue two middle sheets with double-sided adhesive tape to get a pocket. On the upper part cut out a semicircle with a round punch. 

In the pocket insert a tag:
- brown cardstock: 3.5 x 4.7" (9 x 12 cm)
- white cardstock: 3.3 x 4.5" (8,3 x 11,5 cm)

Cut out a slot for ribbon with a puncher.

Paste cover pages. Our card base is now completed.

Trim colored and patterned papers:
- 2 x patterned paper: 4.3 x 6" (10,8 x 15,1 cm)
- 4 x blue cardstock: 4.3 x 6" (10,8 x 15,1 cm)
- 6 x patterned paper: 4.3 x 2.1" (10,8 x 5,2 cm)

Add on each sheet washi tape and a strip of a patterned paper (0.6" from the bottom edge). On cover pages add two different washi tapes.

In two patterned strips cut out openings for the mountains and lake with dies.

With brushes, clouds mask and Distress inks create clouds on the backgrounds.

In the middle of two backgrounds cut out semicircle with a punch.

From colored cardstock cut out all motives, which will be added to the backgrounds.
On the following photos, you can see only a few of them.

Now we can start by assembling and attaching individual sheets to the card base.

Used CottageCutz Dies:
Camping Phrases, Campsite, Campfire Clothesline, Camping Trailer

Used CottageCutz dies:

Used CottageCutz dies:
Jeep, Snowcapped Mountains, Campsite, Camping Phrases

I hope you enjoyed this project. 

Thanks for joining me today!