Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sunflowers

Hi, Janja here!

Tuesday is already here and my time for post on the Scrapping Cottage blog.
Beautiful sunflower heads are proudly displaying their beauty and invite our eyes to admire. This inflorescence composed of hundreds or thousands of tiny flowers simply deserve our admiration.

Today on a thank you card.


Supplies:
- CottageCutz dies: Thanks Phrase, Sunflowers, Wheat Stalks, Pilow Box Plus (ladybug)
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- kraft cardstock: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- watercolor paper
- Distress oxide pads: Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
- Distress ink pads: Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron
- ColorBox pigment ink pad Frost White
- stamp with handwriting for background
- glue

From watercolor paper cut out elements for sunflowers. Color them with Distress oxide pads. Sprinkle with water and shape with a flower shaping tool.




Cut out Thanks phrase, some wheat stalks and ladybug.
Trim kraft cardstock. Stamp on it handwriting with a white pigment ink pad. Nothing serious if we cannot evenly cover the entire background as the focus is on sunflowers. 


Use only the sunflower leaves. Cut off the stems with scissors. Glue each flower separately on the background and arrange them with leaves and wheat stalks. 
Finally glue Thanks phrase and attach a ladybug for luck on it.


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Monday, May 29, 2017

Bluebell Shadows

Hi, Lois here again with another card using one of the new Expressions Plus dies.   In case you haven't seen them, be sure to check all 35 of the words in the CottageCutz store.   And by the way, there is a Memorial Day sale going on until Wednesday.  You can save up to 40%.   My card today uses one of the new Expressions Plus dies - thanks, as well as a couple of other dies.


To start my card, I cut a panel of heavyweight white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4".  Then I cut a piece of navy cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and a piece of patterned paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".


I learned  a little trick on Facebook several weeks ago.  If you are cutting a sentiment die-cut, just run a strip of your cardstock through your Xyron sticker maker . . .


. . . and then cut your sentiment.  It will now have glue on the back of it and be much easier to adhere to your card.


I then cut all the rest of my die-cuts for the card.  I planned to make a shadow for my CottageCutz Springtime Bluebell Flowers, so I cut two of them -- one in pale blue and one in navy.


I took  the inner oval from the CottageCutz Oval Doily and Frame die and sponged on some pale blue ink.  This gave a little more dimension to the center section.



Then I was ready to construct my card.  I glued down the doily pieces and adhered the sentiment at the top.  I then glued down the navy bluebells and offset the pale blue ones on top, creating a "shadow" effect.


CottageCutz dies used on this card are:


http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzovaldoilyandframe4x6.aspx

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzspringtimebluebellflowerselites.aspx




http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzexpressionsplusthanksphrase.aspx

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hello Sweet Baby

Hi!

It's Anja here and I have a cute baby card for you today. I used a few baby animal dies and combined them with the new expressions dies. It's such a fun to play with them :)


I used:
- CottageCutz dies (Hello Phrase, Sweet Phrase, Baby Koala w/ Blanket, Spring Bunny w/ Flowers, Stork, Sweet Baby Lamb, Grass, Trees & Vines),
- Distress Inks and Oxides (Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade),
- white card base (10 x 21 cm),
- blue card stock (20,6 x 9,6 cm),
- white card stock (for die cuts),
- white paper and patterned paper (9,2 x 20,2 cm),
- black pen,
- glue,
- Versafine Onyx black stamp pad,
- alphabet stamp set.

First I die cut all the pieces from white card stock, colored them with Distress Inks and Oxides and glued them together. 





Then I cut blue and colored paper (the measurements are written above).


And then I just put all the pieces together using paper glue. To finish the sentiment I stamped "baby" to the inside of the card. I used silicone alphabet stamps.


I also decorated the envelope. I used sentiment stamp that seemed just perfect to go with the stork. 


And this is the finished card from the inside ...


... and the outside. 





The new expressions dies go so well with all the cute Scrapping Cottage images. I am really looking forward to show you all the other projects where I paired them. And to see all the new dies check out these video made by Janet where she showcases them all.


And also go check The Scrapping Cottage store for the Memorial Day Sale and get all the new dies for a lower price.


Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful sunday.
Anja Ž. 









Saturday, May 27, 2017

Expressions Plus Precious Phrase


Hello, Scrapping Cottage friends and thank you for stopping by. This is Beverly Polen and I am a guest designer today for the Scrapping Cottage Blog.  Today I am featuring one of the beautiful, recently released Expressions Plus Design Dies, "Precious" and the CottageCutz Pram Die from the April CottageCutz Baby Designs Release. 

Before I discuss the card, I want you to know that the Scrapping Cottage has a MEMORIAL DAY SALE going on!!!  Click on the below to review the sale items.





I love the new CottageCutz script dies as they are made with such a beautiful font.  They are also a wonderful size.  The "precious" die used on this card is approximate 4"W x 1"H.   And the darling vintage baby carriage, also showcased on this card, is an awesome die.  One can make so many variations of the carriage by using different colors of card stock and other crafting products.  I wanted to dress this one up, so I added pearls and sparkling glitter.  May this card inspire you to try the CottageCutz Pram die to create such a beauty!

SUPPLIES USED AND STEPS FOR CREATING THE CARD

Supplies:


Steps:
  • Cut a 6" x 12" piece of pink card stock and fold it in the middle for the card base  
  • Cut a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper with shades of pink and green
  • Adhere the 6" x 6" designer paper to the front of the card base
  • Using the CottageCutz Pram Die, cut the baby carriage from a piece of white card stock, and repeat with pink card stock
  • Adhere the pieces together (I attached one carriage to another to offset mine)
  • Cover the center piece of the carriage with white sparkly glitter
  • Add crafting pearls to the carriage 
  • Attach this to the center of the card front (as seen in the first photo)
  • Cut out several pink flowers using the CottageCutz Tree of Nature Die
  • Cut out several green stems and leaves using the CottageCutz Grass, Trees & Vines die
  • Attach the flowers to the stems
  • Add pink stickles to the center of the flowers
  • Add the stems and flowers to the bottom and left side of the card
  • Cut out the "precious" sentiment from pink card stock using the CottageCutz Precious Die and add it to the top center of the card
  • Cut out a flower using the CottageCutz 3-D Flower #7 die
  • Shape with a stylus the three smallest flowers, cover them with a white glitter, adhere them together, and add Prills to the center

  • Attach the flower to the bottom, right of the card front

That finishes the card, and there are more photos below.  Let me know what your thoughts are about this card by leaving comments.  I love reading comments!  Before you go, I want to share more information with you about the newly release Expression Plus Designs Dies.

The Expression Plus Design Dies (35 word dies) were released just two weeks ago, and the font of these dies is beautiful! The word dies are definitely ones you will want for your crafting toolbox! To give you an idea of the size and font of these dies, our video artist, Janet, prepared the video below that showcases some of the Expression Plus Design Dies. 






These are the CottageCutz dies used for today's card share:








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