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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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!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Tree - Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

I have one more Christmas card for you!  I used two of our new dies to create this fun card.
Designer Steps:

1.  Use an A2 card base and cut the front flap in half
2.  Cut a piece of red checked DP 4 x 5 1/4, piece of tree DP 3 3/4 x 5, green card stock 5 1/4 x 2, red checked DP 5 x 1 3/4, cut 2 white oval using the Stitched Scalloped Oval die
3.  Glue the green card stock and the red checked DP to the front flap as shown
4.  Glue the red checked DP to the inside and then glue the tree DP to the red checked DP
5.  Using the Handmade Tree and Presents die cut out the tree in green and the trunk in brown shade with TH inks.  Assemble the tree and glue to the white oval.  Cut out the packages in the DP, assemble and pop to the oval
6.  Glue the oval to the front flap only putting glue on the left side of the oval
7.  Add the star and rhinestones to the tree.  Use the Joy of Giving die to cut out the sentiment and package and then glue to the oval on the inside of the card
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Thanks so much for stopping by and I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Favorites of the Year! Dare 2B Artzy

Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends

Today,  I am sharing my favorite creations from 2018!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.  And a very happy and blessed New Year!


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Waiting on Santa - Scrapping Cottage

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends!

I am getting so excited Christmas is almost here!  I look forward to spending time with my family.  My cards are almost done.  I have mailed most of them out already.  For the card today I combined one of our older dies with a new one and I love how it turned out!

Designer Steps:
 1.  Use an A2 white card base cut a slightly smaller piece of red and glue it to the card. Cut a piece of  DP slightly smaller then the red and glue it to the red.

2.  Cut a piece of green 1 1/2 x 4 then run it through the embossing machine for texture.  Glue it to the bottom of the DP
3.  Use DP and cut out the chair using the Puppy & Kitten on Chair die.  Shadow the chair using black ink
4.  Cut out the puppy using the Puppy & Kitten on Chair die.  I cut the pup out of light brown and dark brown card stock
5.  Using dark green and brown card stock cut out the tree with the Rustic Tree and Sign die
6.  Glue the tree flat to the card front and then pop up the chair with the pup
7.  Decorate the tree with rhinestones and add the sentiment layered on red
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Thanks so much for stopping by and there is still time to shop at our store for that perfect gift for your crafty friends or maybe you!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cozy Christmas - Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Fans!

I am still cranking out my Christmas cards.  I make the cards mainly for family, close friends and especially the kids.  The one I am making today is going to a friend's little son!  He is just 2 which is the perfect age at Christmas.  He is just so excited about everything!!

Design Steps:
 1.  Cut all the piece out using the Cozy Fireplace Pets die.  I cut them out of the different colored card stocks seen above. Add shading with red, brown, dark green, and gray ink.  After shading assemble all of the pieces
 2.  Use an A2 white card base cut a slightly smaller piece of yellow card stock and cut a piece of yellow striped DP slightly smaller then the yellow card stock
 3.  Cut a piece of brown card stock 4 x 1 1/2.  Glue the striped DP to the yellow card stock and then add the brown to the bottom of the striped paper
 4.  Glue to the A2 white card base
 5.  Place the fireplace onto the card first and then add the rug with the little critters
6.  Stamp your sentiment and layer onto red card stock.  Glue to the upper center of the card as shown

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I am just in love with this cute card.  It is going to be very difficult for me to give it away!