Thursday, January 17, 2019

CottageCutz New Release!

Hello CottageCutz Fans!

Today,  I am sharing 2 new release dies from CottageCutz.  Just in time for Valentine's Day! Please visit the online store soon because we have a 25% off sale on all of these new release dies.  This release also includes St. Patrick's Day!

This is the die for the Monkey!

Below you will find the die for this sweet card!

Thanks so much for stopping by we are really excited about this release!


Monday, January 14, 2019

Scent with Love! - Dare 2B Artzy

Dear Dare 2B Artzy Friends,

Today is a bitter sweet day for me!  It is my last post as a Dare 2B Artzy team designer.  I have been with Cindi and Kendra since August 2017.  I have loved working with both of these ladies and my design team members.  The Dare 2B Artzy products are fabulous and always so unique.  I will continue to follow my friends at Dare 2B Artzy and of course look forward to seeing all of the new release products!

Today I am using the fun stamp set Stinkin Happy for my card today.
 Design Steps:

1.  Use an A2 white card base then cut a slightly smaller piece of red card stock and run it through a heart embossing folder.  Glue the red to the with card base

2.  I had these small note cards and envelops so I added the DP to the note card front and glue dotted the ribbon to the little card

3.  Mount the envelope at an angle then slide in the little card half way inside the envelope

4.  Stamp the skunk with Stinkin Happy stamp set and color with your favorite markers.  Use the coordinating dies and cut out the skunk

5.  Pop the skunk to the card as shown and add the little heart

6.  Stamp the sentiment on white and layer onto red then glue to the card as shown

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Hope all of you have a wonderful 2019 and I will miss you!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Glittering Valentines! - House Mouse

Hello Blogger Friends

I am doing this card for the House Mouse Challenge.  It is a new stamp that I got for Christmas and I thought it was perfect for Valentines Day!

 I colored the little mice with Copic markers and add some shimmer to the hearts with my Gelly Roll Sakura pen. The dies I used are from Pink and Main.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Blessings Pam

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sweet Mice! - Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends

I am continuing to make my Valentine cards.  I don't make as many Valentines as I do Christmas Cards and I usually make a lot of different ones verse the same card.  I used the Christmas Mice die for this darling card.  I love it when you can use our fantastic dies in multiple ways and for different occasion.

Design Steps:
 1.  Cut out all of the pieces using the Christmas Mice die. I used a variety of card stock and designer papers
 2.  Shade the mouse with TH inks and then assemble the boy mouse
 3.  Shade the girl mouse with TH inks and then assemble the girl mouse
 4.  Using gray inks to shade the bench
 5.  Glue the mice to the bench as shown
 6.  Use a white card base and cut red card stock slightly smaller then the base.  And then cut the DP 4 x 5 1/4
 7.  Glue the DP and the red card stock together and then glue down the mice

8.  Using the Hugs & Kisses die cut out of red card stock.  Glue the Hugs & Kisses to the card as shown
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Christmas Mice
Hugs & Kisses
We appreciate you stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful week of crafty fun and I will see you next Thursday on the blog!


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Penguin Love! Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning!

Happy 2019 to you! I hope your new year is filled with happiness, joy and lots of crafty fun!  And before I get to my project I wanted you to know we are having a fabulous sale in our store.  So make sure you check it out especially if you got some Christmas cash!  On to today's card I am continuing to make my Valentines.  I am using the Christmas release Hugging Penguins!

Designer Steps:
 1.  Cut out the penguin using the Hugging Penguins die.  I used black and white card stock for the penguin body and red for the heart which I cut out with Fancy Heart die
 2.  Color the feet and the beck with your favorite markers
 3.  Shade the white part of the bodies with grey markers.  Assemble the penguin and add a small black rhinestone for the eye
 4.  Use an A2 black card base cut a piece of DP slightly smaller then the card base.  Use the Pierced Rectangle Frame die to cut out the frame then edge with black
5.  Glue the frame to the DP add a ribbon and then glue to the card front.  Use the Mr. & Mrs. with Hearts die and cut out the small red hearts.  Stamp the large heart with I love you.  Pop up the penguins and heart then glue the smaller hearts to the corners of the frame
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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Miles Apart! - Dare 2B Artzy

Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

Happy 2019 to you!  I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with blessings, happiness and a lot of crafty fun!  Believe it or not I have started my Valentines.  All of my family live a long distance away from me so I am using this awesome stamp set called Hot Air Balloons.  I think it is so perfect for friends and family that live so far away!


Design Steps:

1.  Use an A2 white card base.  Cut a piece of red card stock slightly smaller then the base and then a piece of Summertime Petal Collection paper just slightly smaller then the red card stock.

2.  Glue red card stock to the front of the card and set aside.

3.  To create the shaker I used white fun foam with the adhesive back.  Stick the DP to the fun foam with removable tape.  Cut out the heart using a heart shaped die

4.  Separate the fun foam and the DP.  Peel away the waxy protective paper from the fun foam to expose the sticky side.   Place a piece of acetate on the sticky fun foam.  The acetate only has to be slightly bigger the the heart cutout.

5.  After you have placed the acetate piece to the foam line up the hearts and stick the DP to the sticky fun foam

6.  Flip the DP side upside down to expose the shaker well then fill it with beads and heart rhinestones

7.  Glue a piece of white card stock behind the heart shaped shaker making sure you put glue all the way around the window but not to close to edge so that it won't ooze onto the acetate.  You do not want glue showing through your shaker window. After it dries glue it onto the red which is glued to the card base

8.  Stamp your balloons using Hot Air Balloons  and color with copics or your favorite markers.  Cut them out with the coordinating dies. 

9.  Pop the balloons onto your card.  Stamp your sentiment using the Hot Air Balloons stamp set and layer it onto red.  Pop it to the card as shown

10.  I used a punch to cut out the little red hearts and then glued them to the card
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Thanks so much for stopping by we really appreciate your time.  Make sure to take a peek at our store for the stamps and paper used in this project and much more!


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Hampster Hugs! - Scrapping Cottages

Good Morning Friends

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I certainly did!  It was so much fun spending time with my family.  Today,  I am starting to make my Valentine cards if you can believe it!  I am using one of our adorable new release pet dies!

Designer Steps:
 1.  Using the Happy Hampster die cut out the wheel using a metalic silver, cut out the hampsters using light brown and brown card stock.  Cut the little teeth on white and the little tuffs of fur in dark brown card stock
2.  Use TH inks to shade the hampsters and assemble them
3.  Start by using a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of white card stock scored at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches
4.   Cut an 11 x 1 1/2 inch piece of white card stock and score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
5. Cut Pink card stock 1 piece 4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces 4 x 2 1/2 set aside
6.  Cut Pink Heart DP  1 piece 3 3/4 x 5 and 2 pieces 3 3/4 x 2 1/4.  Glue the Pink DP to the pink card stock  and then attach to the card
7.  Cut pink card stock 1 piece 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces 2 1/2 x 1 1/4.  Emboss each piece and then glue the pink card stock to the white strip

8.  Attach the strip to the card making sure you only place glue on the first 4th of the strip and the last 4th of the strip.  The middle fold will pop out toward you as you fold the card
9.  Cut out the Hugs using the Stitched Alphabet die on white card stock
10.  Glue the Hampster onto the wheel and then glue to the front flap.  Glue the Hugs to the front strip as shown
11.  Glue the other little Hampster to the inside on top of the strip as shown
12.  Cut out 2 red hearts using the Stitched Cupcake die pop them inside the hampsters mouths

13.  Stamp your sentiment and glue inside the card

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!