Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Countryside Bike Ride

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends,

It is time to get out all of our summer toys!  How does a bike ride in the country sound to you?

I am using the Spring Bicycle for my card today.  

Designer Steps:

1.  Using the Spring Bicycle die cut it out of white card stock.  Use your makers to color the bicycle.  I used my Copic Markers
2.  Use an A2 Kraft card base, cut a piece of cream colored card stock 4 x 5 1/4 and run it through a brick embossing folder.  Cut a piece of kraft card stock 4 x 1 3/4 and give it a little hilly cut
3.  Glue the hilly kraft card stock to the bottom of the embossed cream paper.  Add the ribbon to the panel and then glue to the base of the card
4.  For the top of the card I used the little bird banner cut in white and then colored with Copic Markers.  I popped the banner up on the top of the card as shown below.  Glue the bicycle down flat and then add the sentiment glued flat also and your card is complete
I hope where ever you live here in the US you are able to get out doors and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.  
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Take Care and Blessings

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Bunnies Cottage

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends,

Happy Monday!! 

I am finishing up my Easter cards for friends and family.   So for today I am using Bunny Tree Cottage.  These little bunnies have a secret cottage in the woods.  There are so many wonderful details to this sweet die.  I am sure it will keep the recipient gazing at it for quite some time.

I cut out 3 frames using the largest of the Pierced Wide Rectangel Frame set.  Glue the frames together and cut out the pieces for the scene using the Bunny Tree Cottage die.  Shade and assemble your pieces
For the background I used blending brushes to create the sky and the area behind the door. I used an A2 card base and a slightly bigger piece of purple glued to the base.  Glue the background inked piece to the purple card stock and then pop up the frame scene on top.  I put a few more pop dots behind each bunnies head and some under the tree branch for support

Stamp the sentiment and layer it onto purple card stock then pop to card and you are done

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I am just about done with my Easter cards and I have had so much fun deciding which cards are going to which family member.  I hope you are having fun crafting too!

Blessings and Take Care


Sunday, March 21, 2021

Spring is Here!

  Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends,

I am so glad spring has sprung!  Even though I live in Arizona and it never really gets cold I love the spring flowers.  We have a huge variety of cacti and some of the flowers on these plants are just gorgeous! 

The card design I am using today was inspired by a card I made in a class with Donna West.  I loved the card so much I wanted to create one of my own.

This card can be used for a spring hello card or for an Easter card which by the way is right around the corner.  

Design Steps

1.  Using the Bunnies in Pots die cut out all of the pieces using rust, brown, pink, and blue card stock
2.  Shade the pieces with a variety of inks and then assemble with a fine tip glue
3.  For the card base I used a white A2 card and cut a circle in the middle using the 3rd from the largest Pierced Circle die.  Inside is a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of dotted DP, the front flowered DP is 4 x 5 1/4 cut with the second from the largest Pierced Circle die.  Next cut a white piece of card stock using the largest Stitched Scallop die.  Last cut a strip of dotted DP 4 x 1 1/4
4.  Glue the 4 x 1 1/4 inch dotted DP to the lower half of the front of the flowered DP.  Add the twine to the middle of the strip as shown.  Then glue the panel to the front of the A2 white card base
5.  On the inside Glue the dotted piece of 4 x 5 1/4 DP.  Next glue down the scalloped circle lining it up with the front circle

6.  Create the clouds with a sencil and some blue ink.  Using the Spring Grass die cut a strip of grass.  Cut a small piece of the grass off and then glue it to the scalloped circle making sure you card see it when the card is closed.  Cut a sun using the The Rooster and Chick die then glue it as shown.  Add the pots with the bunnies.  Using the die Hugs cut it out of white 3 times.  Glue them together and pop dot to the front of the card. To complete the card and add the twine bow

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope this new season brings you much joy!  

Blessings and Take Care


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Spring Bouquet Thank You

 Hello Friends,

Before we get started on today's card I wanted to let you know we are having a St. Patrick's Day day sale with savings up to 60% off selected stamps and dies.  The sale ends today at 9PM Pacific Time.  So hurry on over to the online store just click HERE.

For the card today I made a big beautiful flower arrangement for a special thank you card!

Design Steps:

1.  Start with an A2 white card base, cut a piece of white card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (run it through an embossing folder that looks like linen) and a piece of dark brown 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.  Glue the white to the white card base and then the brown to the embossed white slightly toward the top of the card as shown above
2.  For the blue panel I used a piece of light blue mulberry paper 8 1/2 x 11 cut into 4 equal pieces.  I then stacked them together and lightly sprayed both sides with water just so the paper is damp not soaked.  Place them in your embossing folder and then run through the machine 

3.  After you run the mulberry paper through the machine let it dry.  After it is dry use the largest Pierced Rectangle die and cut it with that die.  This makes a really cool effect and textured feel

4.  Cut all the pieces in white using the Spring Flowers in a Pot die.  After you cut them out color with copic makers.  This takes a little time but I love the shading you achieve
5.  Begin building you flower pot on the embossed blue mulberry paper.  I put a large dimension dot under the pot to give it a rounded shape
6.  Start to arrange you flowers using some dimension dots under some of the flower and glueing others flat
7.  After your flower pot is complete put some glue on the back of the mulberry paper and adhere it to the dark brown card stock on the front of the card
8.  Using the Expressions Thank You die cut out 3 on whtie card stock.  Glue the 3 together for added strength and dimension.  Glue them to the bottom of the pot and your card is complete 

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Please don't forget to head on over to the store so you don't miss out on the wonderful St. Patrick's Day Sale which is ending soon.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings and Take Care

Monday, March 8, 2021

Easter Chick

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends,

I am continuing to make Easter cards for friends and family.  Today, I am using the delightful Hatching Bunny Chick.  This Spring Collection has 22 sweet dies and they are on sale in the store right now.  

Design Steps:

1.  Using the Hatching Bunny Chick die cut out 3 chicks.  I used white and yellow cards stock

2.  Shade the ears and egg shell with a light gray ink. Color the inside of the ears and the becks with copic makers.  Shade the chicks with a light orange ink and finally use black and white gel pen for the eyes
3.  Using the Stitched Alphabet die cut out Easter in pink.  Assemble the chicks with a fine tip glue
4.  The white card base is a slimline (8 1/2 x 7 scored on the 7 inch side at 3 1/2).  Cut a piece of pink card stock 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 and also cut a piece of green dotted DP 8 x 6 1/2.  Glue the pink to the green and then glue to the white card base
5.  Glue the chicks flat to the card (I started with the center chick).  Then pop up the letters (I started with the S and T) and your card is complete

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!  We are so glad you did!  Please check out the new release in the online store.  It is on sale for a short time only.

Blessings and Take Care