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

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

Lil' Bluebird Stamps and Cottagecutz Dies

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

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.

CottageCutz and Lil' Bluebird Products

 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

Monday, September 6, 2021

New Baby Boy

 Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends

We have a big Labor Day Sale -- Click Here

SAVE up to 65% on CottageCutz  -- SAVE 50% on Slimline Dies -- SAVE 40% on Little Bluebird Designs

Sales Ends Friday, September 10th at 9pm Pacific Time 

Today,  I am sharing a card featuring the Little Bluebird Stamps and our CottageCutz Sentiments with Shadows dies.  I was running low on my supply of new baby cards so I decided to stock up just in case a new little surprise comes along.

Design Steps:

1.  I am using a mini slimline white card base measuring 6 1/4 x 3 1/4.  Green layer of card stock 6 1/8 x 3 1/8, blue layer of card stock 6 x 3 and a polka dot layer 5 7/8 x 3 7/8.  I used our Congratulations with Shadow die to cut out the sentiment on white and blue

2.  Stamp your little animal images from the Safari Friends stamp set.  Color with the copics shown above and then us the coordinating dies to cut them out

3.  Using the Tropical Bouquet die cut out some leaves and flowers
4.  Glue the green layer to the card front, next glue the blue layer and finally glue the polka dot layer.  Pop up the Congratulation in the center of the card.  Stamp the sentiment and layer on green gluing flat to the card under Congratulations.  Next glue down the leaves
5.  Pop up the lion and the monkey as shown and glue the zebra down flat.  Add rhinestones to the flowers and your card front is done
6.  Stamp the inside of the card on a piece of white card stock 6 x 3 and add your extra leaves and little hippo

CottageCutz and Lil' Bluebird Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the super Labor Day Sale it will be ending very soon!

Blessings and Take Care

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Mummy Time

 Hello Friends

I got this new Tim Holtz die called Costume Party last week and I just had to give it a try.  I did the background on watercolor paper using TH's inks.  Added some additional fun with my Cricut and CottageCutz die for the hilly ground.  The trick or treat sentiment is also an older TH's stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today!