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!



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Christmas Cardinals

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

Great news CottageCutz is having a Christmas in July sale!  You can save up to 65% on Christmas dies like the one I am showing you today!

CottageCutz isn't having a new release this month so we are pulling out older dies and giving them a fresh new look. We are calling it our throw back month!

In South Carolina we have a large population of beautiful Cardinals.  I just love watching them out of our back windows.  They are such gorgeous birds.  And I love the bright red against our very green backdrop.  So with that said those sweet birds were my inspiration for today's card.

Design Steps:
 1.  Cut all of the pieces out of white card stock using the Cardinals & Birdhouse die and the second to the largest Nested Stitched Scallop Circle die
 2. Color the pieces with your markers then assemble the birds and bird house
 3.  Place the die back over the scalloped circle. Use a cloud template and a sponge dabber to create the clouds.  Move the template down and continue creating the clouds
 4.  When you are finished you will have a nice clean edge
 5.  Use a white A2 card base cut a red checked piece of DP 5 1/4 x 4.  Also cut a piece of green checked DP 5 x 3 3/4.  Glue the pieces to the front of the white card base.  Add 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in pieces of red checked DP toward the bottom of the card
 6.  Glue the birds and the birdhouse to the scalloped circle as shown
7.  Using dimensional tape mount the birds to the front of the card and add the sentiment.  Last add a little Stickles to the birdhouse roof for some glittering snow.

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Thanks again for stopping by to visit!  Make sure to start your Christmas cards early and shop our wonderful sale!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Coffee Please!

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends,

This whole month of July we are using our dies from the past to give them new life and fresh new ideas!  I am using Mr. Snuggles with the hot drink cup for my card!
Design Steps:
 1.  Cut out all of the pieces of the bear using Mr. Snuggles die and the cup using Hot Drink Cup on white card stock
2.  Color the piece with copic markers: W0, W1 - E21, 23, 27, 29.  After coloring assemble the piece using a fine tip glue
 3.  Use a black A2 size card base, cut a slightly smaller piece of DP.  Use the Pierced Wide Rectangle  die second from the largest and cut out a black frame
 4.  Glue the frame flat to the DP and pop up the bear and the cup and sequins and your sentiment and your card is complete and ready to mail to a friend!

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It is time to play so pull out all of those dies and put some new twists to them!  It is so much fun to create new things with what we have!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Christmas in July - Dare 2B Artzy

Good Morning Artzy Fans!

It is so hot here in South Carolina it is fun to think about the cooler month of December!  So I used one of our awesome Christmas stamp sets to create this card for you. Christmas in July!!

Design Steps:
  1. Use a shimmering red A2 piece of card stock for the base.  Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of white and glue it to the front of the shimmer red card base
  2. Use the wavy square die set and cut out a square second to the largest on the plaid  Christmas paper from the Holiday Variety pack and then cut one in white third from the largest in white
  3. Glue both of the squares towards the top of the white card stock as shown
  4. Stamp the poinsettia and leaves using the Holly Christmas set.  Color with copic markers: R20, 46, 56, 59 - G21, 29, 46
  5. Die cut the flower and leaves with the coordinating die set.  Pop up the poinsettia as shown and glue the leaves flat
  6. Stamp joy from the Holly Christmas set as shown and your card is complete and add a little glossy accents to the yellow flower center
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Thanks so much for stopping by we appreciate it!  And don't forget Christmas is just right around the corner so get started on those cards!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Traveling Llama! - Scrapping Cottage

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Crafters!

Since it is vacation time for a many families I thought it would be fun to make a travel related card.  My niece is going on short mission trip with her church. She is heading to El Salvador to work with children and share her love of singing to the Lord!  So this card is dedicated to her.

Design Steps:

 1.  Cut all of the pieces from the Traveling Llama in white card stock
 2.  Use your markers and color the pieces.  I find it easier to color the smaller pieces while they are still attached to the larger piece of white card stock
 3.  After all of the pieces are colored assemble the llama
 4.  Use an A2 white card base, cut a slightly smaller piece of red then a slightly smaller piece of DP.  Use the third from the largest Pierced Rectangle die and cut out a white rectangle
 5.  Pop up the Llama onto the white rectangle
 6.  Glue the red card stock to the DP map and add the ribbon.  Then glue the panel to the front of the white card base
7.  Use the Retro Tag Toppers and cut out the pieces in tan and dark brown.  Stamp the sentiment and cut out the circle and glue the tag together
8.  Pop the rectangle with the llama to the front of the card then add the sentiment tag and your card is complete
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