Monday, August 20, 2018

Go Nuts - Dare 2B Artzy

Good Morning Friends

We have a ton of squirrels in my area and it is so much fun to watch them scurry all over gathering acorns and hiding them.  We even have these very large squirrels called Southern Fox Squirrels.  Some of them are black and white.  They are a bit intimidating though because they are not really afraid of you!!  But away when I saw this fun squirrel stamp set I just had to make a card plus the sentiments are so perfect too!

Design Steps:
  1. Use a rust color A2 card base cut a slightly smaller piece of olive card stock by an 1/8 all around.  Cut a piece of DP from the Fall Harvest collections 4 x 5 1/4
  2. Glue the DP to the olive card stock cut a piece of burlap 4 x 2 and glue it to the plaid paper.  Add the brown ribbon then glue to the rust card base
  3. Stamp your squirrel and sentiment using the Dare 2B Artzy Squirrel! set and cut out with a rectangle die and then cut out a slightly larger piece in olive.
  4. Color your squirrel with your favorite markers and glue it to the olive rectangle.  Glue it to the card front slightly off center
  5. Using a piece of DP from the Fall Harvest collection and the matching Fall Leaves die cut out some of the smaller leaves and acorns for accents add sequins and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the new fall products.  They are so much fun and the paper is gorgeous!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!
We are excited to have a Blog Hop to share our new stamps, dies and paper!!

There are so many fun new products!  Be sure to check out all the lovely inspiration from our Artzy Designers!!
You should have arrived here from Melody's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!
Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!
Blog Hop will end Saturday, August 18th at 7:00pm Central.  
We will then post a winner!!
Here is my card for the new release!! I used the Cuckoo Clock!  It is such a fun stamp and so unique!  Believe it or not I have tons of stamps and not one Cuckoo Clock!

Thanks for stopping by!  
Your next stop in the hop is Teresa blog!  
We hope you are inspired all along the way!  
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Beautiful Christmas New Release! - Scrapping Cottage

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is so hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner!  And CottageCutz is all ready for it!! This is Christmas part 1 of a 2 part release!  And it is just amazing!  The die I am using today is perfect for making multiple cards.  It is beautiful and makes a gorgeous quick card!  The best thing about all these beautiful dies is that right now they are 25% off but just for a limited time! Don't miss out on this fantastic sale!

Design Steps:
1.  Use an A2  navy blue splattered with white card base.  Cut a piece of music DP just slightly smaller then the A2 front base and glue it to the front of the card
2.  Use the Journey to Bethlehem die and cut it out of gold card stock
3.  Back the gold die cut with a slightly smaller piece of the splattered navy card stock

4.  Place foam on the back of the backed die cut and glue to the front of the card
I have another sample below with a different color scheme! I used red, silver and black on this card!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and don't miss out on the fantastic sale going on in our store!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Paris Z-Fold Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Fans!

It is Pam from Stamper At Heart Blog sharing with you today!

We are getting very close to our new release for Christmas!  And it will soon be time for us to share the new dies but until then we are showing you some new ideas for those favorite dies from the past!
I was blessed to be able to go to Paris on vacation one year and it is truly a beautiful city.  The Z - fold card I made for you today was inspired by that amazing visit!  And the best thing about this fun card is it took just one fantastic die!!

I would like to share the steps for this fun and feminine card!

1.  Start by using a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of white card stock score at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches

2.  Cut Pink card stock 1 piece 4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces 4 x 2 1/2 set aside
3.  Cut Pink 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

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 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces 2 1/2 x 1 1/4.  Glue the pink card stock to the white

6.  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

7.  Cut out all of the pieces using the Eiffel Tower, Lamp & Poodle die.  I used black and white card stock plus a small piece of yellow for the lamp glow

8.  Tape the piece of yellow for the lamp on the backside of the post and stamp merci! on the white part of the sign
9.  Glue the sign post to the front of the card and add the sentiment to the lamp post
 10.  Glue the Eiffel Tower to the inside back
 11.  Add darning thread to the dogs for their collars and small pearls for the eyes and them glue the black poodle down first and pop up the white poodle next to it

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Thanks so much for stopping by and stay posted for our new release coming soon!


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Stinkin' Birthday - Dare 2B Artzy

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

 I am using one of our new release stamp and die sets today.  As you can see it features this really cute little skunk!  Sometimes these little guys are not so cute.  Especially when your dog gets sprayed numerous times and then runs through the house trying to scrub his nose on the carpet!!  Anyway this little skunk on the card wouldn't do such a thing!

Here is my card today with some bright fun Dare 2B Arty Papers too!
Design steps:
  1. Use an A2 white card base and then cut a piece of Margarita Lime and Honey Bloomz Yellow DP 4 x 5 1/4.  After you have cut them cut them again at a diagonal.
  2. Glue the diagonal piece to a piece of white card stock cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  Add a 1/2 polka dot strip and then add the ribbon
  3. Glue the DP panel to the front of the white card base
  4. Cut a 2 1/2 square using the Wavy Square dies (coming soon in our store) and pop to card front as shown
  5. Stamp the skunk using the Stinkin' Happy stamp set and color with markers.  Cut him out with the coordinating dies
  6. Stamp the sentiment and layer onto yellow card stock

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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to stop by again really soon we have more new release stamps coming that you won't want to miss!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sea Turtles - Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Friends!

We are getting very close to our new release for Christmas!  And it will soon be time for us to share the new dies but until then we are showing you some new ideas for those favorite dies from the past!  I live near Hilton Head Island and the area is famous for sea turtles!  So with that in mind I used our turtle die combined with a few other dies to create my card for you today!

Design Steps:
1.  Cut out 2 Sea Turtles one in green and one in brown.  Place the shell panels from the green turtle into the brown and the brown into the green.  I just taped them into place
 2.  Add a little shading to the turtles using TH inks.  Use a fine black marker to make the eye standout
 3.  Use an A2 kraft card base, cut a slightly smaller piece of white 4 x 5 1/4.  Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of wood grain DP and cut an oval in the center using the largest of the Wacky Stitched Oval dies.
 3.  Next cut a piece of 3 3/4 x 5 kraft card stock and cut out the second to the largest Pierced Oval die in the center.  Glue it directly behind the wood grain DP as shown
 4.  On the white card stock create an inked background for the water.  Use TH inks and then splatter with shimmer water (water mixed with Perfect Pearls Powder)
 5.  Glue to the back of the wood grain DP. (Make sure not to glue to close to the oval opening so you can stick the sea grass behind the oval
 6.  Using the Botanical Garden 2 die cut out the foliage in 2 shades of green card stock
 7.  Tuck the foliage into the oval and glue down
 8.  Add the sea turtle to the card front
 9.  Take a piece of white cheese cloth and spray with a walnut stain and let dry
10.  Add the cheese cloth to the card front and then add the pearls
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I hope you are having a good time looking a new ideas for all of those older favorite dies!  I am sure having fun using them again!  Stay tuned for those new Christmas dies coming very soon!