Monday, May 10, 2021

Relaxing Father's Day

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends


Just like Mother's Day snuck up on us so will Father's Day!  I am getting a little head start with this fun little gnome just relaxing in his hammock perfect for a Father's Day card!


Design Steps:
1.  Start with a white slimline base use a cloud stencil and blue ink to create the sky
2.  Using the Grass Slimline die cut out all three designs in green card stock
3.  Glue the grass to the card base starting at the bottom only putting glue at the very bottom of the grass.  Next slip in the next layer of grass again only putting glue on the bottom of the grass.  Lastly slip the third layer of grass behind the second layer again only putting glue on the bottom of the grass.  You will add glue to the layers after you slip in the little gnome and the letters
4.  Using the Gnome Sleeping in Hammock die cut out all of the pieces in navy, brown, orange, green, kraft, white, tan and orange polka dot DP.  Shade the pieces using a variety of inks and a small applicator

5.  Using the Stitched Alphabet die cut out the work relax in white and orange polka dot DP.  Glue the DP to the white letters and then ink the edges with orange ink.  Assemble the gnome and slip him in the grass as shown.  Next slip in the letters as shown

 
6.  The last step is to cut out 5 orange flowers using the Gnome Sleeping in a Hammock die and gluing them to the card front as shown.  I added some little orange sequin flowers on top of the cardstock flowers for a little dimension and shine
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We are so happy you have taken the time to stop by today!  We really love and appreciate it!

Take Care and Blessings
Pam


Monday, May 3, 2021

Birthday Garden

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

I am using one of our new slimline dies today and a variety of dies from our Springtime Release.  I have a number of birthdays coming up in the spring and summer months so I am getting a head start.


Design Steps:

1.  Begin by using a blue slimline card base and set aside.  Use the second from the largest Slimline Stitched Rectangle die and cut out 2 (one for the inside) using white card stock.  On the white rectangle for the front of the card use a blue ink and blender brush add some sky in the three spots as shown above
2.  Use the Victorian Fence die and cut out 3 pieces of fence on kraft card stock.  Using the Spring Grass die cut out 3 pieces of grass on green card stock.  Trim down the grass and fence then glue the grass to the bottom front of the fence.  Glue the fence bottom only to the card front in the area where you inked.  The reason you only glue down the bottom is so you can tuck in the flowers behind the fence
3.  Use the Spring Flower Pot, Bunny Gnome 1, Cat w/Spring Bird, Spring Bloom Cottage, Bird w/ Bluebells, Mouse w/Flower Cart for all of your garden pieces.  I used 2 shades of green, purple, yellow, pink, tan, gray, black and vellum


4.  Assemble your flowers, watering can, birds, and bees.  Glue the flowers behind the fence as shown.  After your flowers are tucked in glue the top part of the fence down.  Pop up the watering can, bunny and bird as shown.  Glue the bees in place as shown,  add little pearls to the inside of your flower then stamp and add your sentiment. Your card is complete

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I got a lot of use out of the Spring Release collection with different pieces from a variety of dies.  And I just love how it turned out.

Blessing and Take Care

Pam



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Foxy and Friend Thank You

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

We have a new release that are complete must haves for your basic die collection.  It is a Slimline group with 9 different designs.  They are 25% off right now so don't miss out on this great addition to your essential must have dies.

My card today is a thank you for a special friend!  She loves being outdoors so I thought this card was perfect for her!

Design Steps:

1.  Use a Kraft slimline card base cut the front flap of the card in half and set aside.  Cut another piece of Kraft card stock 3 1/2 by 8 1/2.  Cut a tree designer piece of paper 6 x 3 1/2 and a green checked piece 3 1/2 x 2 1/2.
Glue the tree paper to the top of the piece of kraft card stock and the green checked to the bottom of the kraft card stock.  Use your Hills Slimline die (the one with one hill) cut the kraft card stock with the designer paper glued to it
2.  Get out your card base and glue the cut design paper to the front of the cards small flap
3.  Using the largest Stitched Rectangle Slimline die cut a piece of light blue card stock and glue it to the inside of the card
4.  Cut 2 Kraft circles using the Scalloped Stitched Circle die 3rd from the largest.  (one for the inside of the card and one for the front). Using the Spring Tea Party die cut out the fox using rust, black and cream card stock for the raccoon use black, grey and white card stock

5.  Using the Sloth die cut out the leaves using two shades of green.  Cut out the little sign using brown and the Bunny Gnome 3 die.  Before assembling the fox and raccoon shade with a variety of inks and then glue together
6.  For the front of the card glue down the circle leaving the edges without glue so you can tuck in the leaves.  Stamp the Thanks So Much onto the sign and edge with ink.  Pop up the fox and his sign with dimensional 
7.  For the inside glue a 1 x 6 inch strip of tree paper and right under it glue a 1 x 2 1/4 in strip of green checked.  Glue down your scalloped circle making sure it lines up with the front circle so it won't show when closed.  Stamp your sentiment and glue down the leaves and little raccoon
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you find time to get crafty.  It is always so much fun to send a friend something made from the heart!
Blessings
Pam


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Aloha Summer

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

We have a new release that are complete must haves for your basic die collection.  It is a Slimline group with 9 different designs.  They are 25% off right now so don't miss out on this great addition to your essential must have dies

Our design team will be doing a few weeks of Throwback Tuesdays!  We will be highlighting some of our favorite dies that are still available in the online store.  I am using a die from our Beach & Tropical release.  The dies are called Hibiscus Flowers and Aloha & Ukulele.  I mixed these two dies with our  Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Slimline.


Just a quick description, I used a white slimline card base. Cut a piece of kraft card stock with the largest Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Slimline twice.  Glue one to the front of the card and save the other.  Then I used a variety of colors and cut out the hibiscus using the Hibiscus Flowers die
Next I cut out 3 Aloha in white using the Aloha & Ukulele die.  I glued the Aloha words together.  I arranged the flowers and glued them down also tucking in the leaves.  The final step was to glue down the Aloha and add a few sequins
I had an extra flower and some leaves so I glued the kraft scalloped retangle to the inside and added the flower to the lower left of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and the card is complete

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed our Throwback Tuesday!  I love looking through my older dies and putting them to use again!

Blessings
Pam


Monday, April 19, 2021

Flowers for Mom

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

Our design team is continuing to highlight the fantastic new Slimline die release.  There are 9 slimline designs in this release that I consider basic essentials!  I am using the Rounded Rectangle Slimlines today.  The card on the left is a Mother's day card for my mother-in-law and the one on the right is a hello card for just an everyday any occasion.  


Design Steps:

1.  I did two slimline card bases one in cream and one in kraft.  Next using the 2nd to the largest Rounded Rectangle Slimline die cut two white and two kraft.  Next using the 3rd from the largest rounded rectangle cut one kraft and one cream.  Finally using the 4th from the largest rounded rectangle die cut one white and one kraft 
2.  Using the 4th from the largest Pierced Circle die cut out 3 cream circles and 3 kraft circles.  Next using the Spring Flowers in a Jar 1, Spring Flowers in a Jar 2 and Spring Flowers in a Jar 3 cut out a set in white and kraft.  I also cut one extra white and kraft for the inside of the card
3.  Use the cream colored card base and glue down one of the largest kraft rounded rectangles to the front of the card.  Next glue down your cream circles (I did the top and bottom one first and then placed the center circle).  Last glue down your flowers add your bow and little tag
4.  For the next card use the kraft colored card base and glue down one of the largest white rounded rectangles to the front of the card.  Next glue down the three kraft circles.  Last glue down your flowers add your bow and little tag
5.  For the inside of the cream card glue down the last large kraft rectangle.  Next glue down the smaller cream colored rectangle and lastly glue down the smaller kraft rectangle.  Stamp Happy Mother's Day in brown ink and then glue down the remaining cream flower vase as shown
6.  For the inside of the kraft card glue down the last large white rectangle.  Next glue down the smaller kraft colored rectangle and lastly glue down the smaller white rectangle.  Then glue down the remaining kraft flower as shown

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  These two cards were quick, easy and fun to create!  

Blessings
Pam