Monday, October 18, 2021

Christmas Calf

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

The design team is continuing to show you some wonderful samples of our new release for Christmas.  The collection is available for purchase today!!  It has 40 darling dies that would make gorgeous cards, gift tags, banner or toppers for a bag.  In this release there is everything from farm animals to beautiful Navitiy Scenes.   Today, I am using the Festive Farm Calf.

Design Steps:
1.  Using the Festive Farm Calf die cut out the pieces in black, brown, light green, dark green, red, dark red, tan and yellow.  Shade the pieces with ink and then assemble with a fine tip glue
2.  Use an A2 kraft card stock base, cut a piece of plaid DP 3 x 4 1/8 and a piece of leaf DP 3 x 4 1/8,  cut a strip of red card stock 4 1/8 x 1/2


3.  Glue the leaf DP to the top of the base card and the plaid to the bottom.  Glue the red strip slightly lower then center as shown 
4.  Using the Pierced Scalloped Rectangle die second from the largest cut out a piece of white card stock and a piece of the leaf DP.  Glue the two together and pop to the card front using dimensionals
5.  Add the little calf and a few pieces of greenery with berries which I cut out using the Poinsettia & Holly Flower die.  Stamp the sentiment and layer it onto red and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget it is never to let to start on those Christmas cards or even start to shop for our crafty friends!  One more bit of info our YouTube channel is up and running with some wonderful video inspirations check it out HERE.

Blessings and Take Care
Pam

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Christmas Dog and Owl

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends


Our new release for Christmas is available for purchase today!!  It has 40 darling dies that would make gorgeous cards, gift tags, banner or toppers for a bag.  In this release there is everything from farm animals to beautiful Navitiy Scenes.   Today, I am using the Holiday Hound Dog.

My card was inspired by a fun and playful design by Meghan Kennihan.  I just loved the sketch she created so I had to give it a try.  Thanks for the wonderful idea Meghan.  




Design Steps:
1. Start out with a red slimline card base 8 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Next use the Random Circle Slimline die and cut it out of white card stock.  Cut a piece of blue card stock 8 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Cut a piece of red card stock 3 x 4 1/3 and a piece of striped DP 2 3/4 x 3 3/4.  Glue the blue to the red card front, next glue the white random  circle piece to the blue and last mount the striped DP to the red and glue to the card front at an angle as shown
2.  Cut out a white circle using the Crossed Stitched Circle die second from the largest and a red circle cut with the second from the largest Pierced Circle die
3.  Using the Holiday Hound Dog die cut him out of brown, blue, green, red, black, tan and white.  Shade the dog and assemble

4.  Using the Moose and Tree die cut out the tree in green and the trunk in dark brown.  Assemble and glue to the card front as shown.  The little owl is from the die Snowman w/Woodsy Friends

5.  Pop up the dog using dimensionals add the little bulbs on the tree and coat them with glossy accents.  Add the sentiment and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget it is never to let to start on those Christmas cards or even start to shop for our crafty friends!  One more bit of info our YouTube channel is up and running with some wonderful video inspirations check it out HERE.

Blessings and Take Care
Pam

Monday, October 4, 2021

Slimline Nativity

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

It is Pam sharing with you today!

Our new release for Christmas is available for purchase today!!  It has 40 darling dies that would make gorgeous cards, gift tags or toppers for a gift bag.  In this new release there are 4 beautifully detailed slimline dies perfect for those of us who love making that style card.  Today I am using one of them called the Slimline Nativity w/Wisemen.


Designer Steps:

1.  Using the Slimline Nativity w/Wisemen cut out a piece of gold fold card stock
2.  Cut your base slimline I used a 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 base in kraft card stock.  Cut a piece of snowy DP 3 1/4 x 8 1/4.  And finally for the frames I used the Nested Stitched Rectangle Slimline.  I layed the largest one down on my cutting surface and then evenly tucked in the second from the largest and cut.  I did this twice to create a more sturdy frame
3.  Glue the snow DP to the card front next add the Nativity scene and last add dimension strips to the frame and pop it on

4.  To make the flowers I used the Christmas Farmhouse Floral die.  I cut 2 of the larger ones and 3 of the smaller ones in white card stock.  I cut the centers out of the gold foil card stock.  Also cut out one of the branches of leaves out of green.  To give the flowers a little curve I used my stylus and some foam.  Rub the backs of the flowers then flip over and push down in the center
5.  Arrange 3 flowers in the right corner of the card.  And place one in the upper left corner.  To finish the card stamp your sentiment in VersaMark and emboss with gold powder

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Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget it is never to let to start on those Christmas cards or even start to shop for our crafty friends!  One more bit of info our YouTube channel is up and running with some wonderful video inspirations check it out HERE.

Blessings and Take Care
Pam


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Christmas Puppies

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends,

I have some great news OUR NEW CHRISTMAS RELEASE IS HERE!!  AND IT IS SO DARN CUTE!! AND EVEN BETTER NEWS IT IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW IN THE ONLINE STORE!  We also have a Fall sale on the stamps and dies with up to 70% off on some of them.

I am using what I think is the sweetest die in the collection. It is the Holiday Truck w/Puppies! 


Design Steps:

1.  Use the Holiday Truck w/Puppies and cut out all of the pieces using: green, dark green white, tan, black, brown silver red, and dark red
2.  Using a variety of inks and a small applicator shade the pieces and then assemble with a fine tip glue
3.  For the base use a white A2 card, silver card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, red checked DP 4 x 5 1/4 and cut a piece of snowy DP cut with the largest Stitched Scalloped Square die
4.  Glue the silver to the base card next the red checked and last the snowy square as shown
5.  Pop up the truck, stamp and layer your sentiment on red glue to card and add the bow.  Your card front is complete

6.  I decided to use some of my scrapes inside the card so I added a 1/2 x 4  strip of the red check paper and one of the little pups

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I had two wonderful labs so this card is really special to me.  The white lab was Cookie and the black lab was Magic.  I miss them so much!  They were such fantastic dogs!  Don't forget to check out the sales things go pretty quickly!!
Blessings and Take Care
Pam



Sunday, September 19, 2021

Llama Love

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

Today, I am making a fun little card that is sure to bring a smile!  I am using the Lil' Bluebird Llama Love stamp set.  The dies and stamps are still at a 25% savings so hop on over to the store and check them out!

Design Steps:

1.  Stamp your images using Memento Black ink and the Llama Love stamp set.  Color the images with copics.  The copics I used are in the picture above
2.  Use the coordinating die set to cut out the images
3.  Use an A2 white card base and a piece of white card stock cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  I used the second from the largest Pierced Oval die to cut the oval from the center of the piece of white card stock.  Then I ran it through an embossing folder.  Next I used a blue ink and blending brush to create the sky behine the oval
4.  Take the embossed piece of card stock and place dimension tape on the back
5.  Place the embossed piece onto the A2 white card base and then glue down the llama as shown
6.  Glue down he remaining stamped images and then stamp your sentiment and glue it between the cactus and basket of flowers and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget the stamps and dies are still at a wonderful savings of 25% off!  They make great Christmas gifts for all of your crafty friends.  So check them out HERE!

Take Care and Blessings
See you next Thursday
Pam


Monday, September 13, 2021

Coffee Gift Card

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

I have a good number of friends and family who just love coffee!  So I am making a little coffee gift card for a few birthday presents.  I am using several of the Sentiments with Shadows and the Coffee Time Stamp set.  I found this darling card design by Dawn Griffth so I decided to give it a try.  I posted her video tutorial link below.  


 Design Steps:

1.  There are two cards involved in create this gift card.  The larger kraft card stock card is 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half and then the bottom flap folded in half again as shown above.  The smaller kraft card stock card is 3 1/2 x 9 folded in half

2.  We are first going to decorate the inside of the larger card.  Cut 2 pieces 4 x 2 1/2 one in cream and one in Coffee DP.   Then cut 2 pieces of black 4 1/8 x 2 5/8.  Glue the cream and the Coffee DP to the black layers.  Also cut a piece of black 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Using the Happy Birthday w/Shadow cut the shadow in black and the words in kraft 

3.  With the card open and vertical glue the coffee piece to the bottom, the cream piece with Happy Birthday glued to the center in the middle and the large black piece to the top (all shown above).  Set the big card aside

 

4.  Open up the smaller card and working on the inside of it.  Cut two pieces of black card stock 3 3/8 x 4 3/8, cut a cream piece 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and a coffee bean DP 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 (I used a 4th from the largest Pierced Circle die to create the cut out in the coffee bean DP). That is going to be my opening for the gift card.  Using the Celebrate w/Shadow die cut out the words in kraft and the shadown in black.  Also cut a piece of strip of coffee DP 1 x 3 1/4

5.  Glue down both pieces of black card stock to the inside of the small card one to the top and one on the bottom.  Put glue just the edges of the coffee bean DP and glue it to the top flap on the inside of the smaller card.  This is the holder for the gift card.  On the bottom glue down the cream card stock on top of the black and add the sentiment and the decorative strip


6.  Cut a piece of black card stock 3 1/2 x 1 1/8, cut a piece of cream card stock 3 1/4 x 1.  Stamp your sentiment on the bottom right of the cream card stock.  Using the Smile w/Shadow die cut out the shadow in black and the words in kraft. Glue them together and then glue to cream strip as shown.  Using the 2nd from the smallest Scalloped Stitched Circle die cut out a black circle,  using the 3rd from the smallest Pierced Circle die cut out a piece of kraft card stock and last using the 2nd from the smallest Pierced Circle die cut out a piece of the Coffee DP as shown above.  Glue the circles together.  Close the smaller card and glue the Smile strip in the middle of the card.


7.  With the small card closed open the larger card vertical and open put glue on the back of the smaller card to the top of the larger card onto the black card stock.  Next fold the larger card up tucking it under the smaller cards front flap.  Glue down your little coffee medallion making sure you only glue down the bottom half of the medallion so the smaller cards front flap can tuck into it.  Below is a picture of the card completely opened


8.  To add a little decoration I used the Coffee Time Stamp set and coordinating dies to add the 2 coffee cups and coffee pot.  I used my copics to color the stamped images.  Glue the images as shown above and your gift card is complete


I found Dawn's wonderful video tutorial that really helped me along since I am a very visual learner.  Click HERE for her video.


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 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you give this gift card a try.  It is really not a hard card to make and it turns out so cute!


Blessings and Take Care
Pam