Thursday, June 30, 2016

Welcome to the Neighborhood Easel Card + Tutorial

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

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring several new dies set from the June "Home Sweet Home" release. This release is chock full of dies that are all about the home. They can be used in so many creative ways as the Design Team has been showing you for the past week.

I thought I would make a "welcome to the neighborhood" card and also make it an easel card. Here in my neighborhood we have a lot of new families that are moving in. So a handmade card along with a meal or a dessert is what I like to do to welcome them. It is always so appreciated by the busy Mom's and Dad's.

So let's get started with the details on how I created this easel card. Just an fyi - you can click on any photo to make it larger.

Step 1: cut your cardstock to 4 ¼” x 11”. Score at 5 ½” and then at 8 ¼”. Your card front will measure 5 ½”.

Step 2: Fold your card in half and then fold the other score line in the opposite direction.

Step 3: Use Scor-tape or other strong double sided adhesive on the small flap. Remove the liner and tape another piece of cardstock cut at 4 /14’ x 5 ½” to the tape lined flap.
Step 4: This creates the easel card base. Now it’s time to decorate the card front.

Since this is an outdoor scene, I wanted to add some sponged clouds to the card front. I have a well used cloud template. Even though its stained with blue inks, it doesn't affect your card. I move it around several times until I get the look I want.

I sponged just a few clouds on the white cardstock panel. This layer measures 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
Then I started my die cutting. I used the Build-A-House Set 1. This set has the ability to make 3 different style houses. It also includes doors, windows, window boxes, a dormer and a chimney. It's an awesome set of dies, my friends. For the glass panes in the windows and door, I used vellum paper and sponged lightly with yellow distress ink. I wanted to give the appearance of light inside the house.  

   For my outside accessories, I used the CottageCutz Build-A-House and the Garden Accessories dies. I added the lamppost, front steps, a mailbox, a fence and some pretty tulips. I added a sun that was cut from the Springs Stamps die collection. That completed my card front. Love all the detail on the roof.
 Now it's time to start the inside and complete the easel look. In order to have the easel card stand up by itself, add an embellishment or an extra layer to the inside of the card. On my card I used the welcome word to keep the card from closing. Ideally, place the embellishment or layer at least 1/3 up from the bottom.


There are several new Expressions dies released this month and the Welcome word is one of them. I used it along with my stamped sentiment for a welcoming message. I added some homemade enamel dots and a little black dog to complete my card. The dog is part of the Build-A-House Accessories dies.
Well, friends that's it for me for today. Just a reminder that our 3rd Challenge is drawing to a close. You have through today to enter your card. You can get info here. Until next time........inky hugs!!!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Hello everyone,

It is Donna here, have you seen the June release of the CottageCutz dies, you will find houses, trees, cars, trucks, clouds, furniture, vintage phone and tv and so much more!  Wow what a release.  I am using the "Vintage TV & Phone" die to make my card.  

My card is an A2 card, I cut my first layer 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I cut the blue layer from the double-stitched Rectangle set.  I then cut a tag out from the Mail Tag Set twice and used just the top part of the top layer of the tag.  I the die cut the phone out of black and grey, there are three parts to this phone.  I popped up the phone with foam tape and added some stripe to the back of "hello" to give it some dimension.  I finished off the card with ribbon and twine.

Closer look at the phone and hello.

I hope you will take the time and check out the new release. Also, there is time to play along with the CottageCutz challenge. The theme is POCKET. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

List of dies used:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

For passing the driving test

Hi, Janja here!

In the June release of the CottageCutz dies - Home Sweet Home, you can also find two dies with cars and keys.
My today's card is for successfully passed driving test.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 10.6 x 5.3" (27 x 13,5 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- white and color cardstock
- silver cardstock
- Distress inks: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
- cord

Place a car in a frame, which is cut out with the largest die from the stitched wide circle frame set. From patterned paper cut out the circle.
Two dies from basic set: stitched rectangles set and rectangle set are used for the printed inscription. On the lower part of the card mount strips the size of : 5 x 0.5" (12,7 x 1,2 cm).

From the die cars & moving truck I chose sports car. Shade a car with Distress inks. For car key use the die home sweet home keys.

Assemble the card.

I would like to remind you on our CottageCutz challenge #3 - pocket. You still have time to share your projects with us till the end of the month.

That’s all for today, I hope you like it and thank you so much for reading.


List of dies used:




Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mini-album "French Country"

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends!
Yuliya here!  Welcome to my new post where I will show you how to make this mini - album "French Country" with the June's release of the CottageCutz dies - Home Sweet Home

Here is list of all supplies I used:
CottageCutz Dies:
- CottageCutz Build-A-House Set 1 (Includes 2 Dies)
- CottageCutz Home Sweet Home Phrase
- CottageCutz Garden Accessories
Other: chipboard, Sizzix machine, glue, patterned paper, cardstock, glue, glossy accent, Distress inks

Let's get started!
I have prepared a mini-album. I want to make album "house" with help CottageCutz dies)
1. Cut out the  details from patterned paper and from cardstock I use CottageCutz Build-A-House Set 1 (Includes 2 Dies. Roof: I make 8 pc from cardstock and 8 pc from patterned paper. The wall of the house - from patterned paper - 8 pc
2. I add some vintage look to the paper with distress ink – «vintage photo» color.

3. Glue in album
4. Glue details from patterned paper to the details of cardstok

6. Prepare some die-cuts. With CottageCutz Garden Accessories and CottageCutz Build-A-House Set 1 (Includes 2 Dies) cut the details out with cardstock.

And don't forget, third CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is POCKET. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.