Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CottageCutz Daffodil Flower - March

Welcome!  This is Beverly Polen from Guneaux Designs and I am a guest designer today for the Scrapping Cottage.  I have for you a project featuring the CottageCutz Daffodil Flower - March stamp and coordinating die set.

Speaking of March, did you know that the month of March is synonymous with the onset of spring in the Northern Hemisphere?  Accordingly, the flower associated with the month of March is the Daffodil.  There is a flower for each month of the year, and Scrapping Cottage has a stamp and coordinating die for the flower of each month.  Check out these beautiful stamps and dies here.

Moving on, here is the card I made with the beautiful CottageCutz Daffodil Flower stamp.

My Daffodil is designed after the Fortissimo Daffodil that has yellow petals and a cup of glowing orange to red.  Here is a picture of the flower.

The card I made is called a "Big Flap" card, and you can make this card by following these instructions:

Step 1.  Stamp the CottageCutz Daffodil Flower onto a piece of white card stock.  I wanted a "no-line coloring" image; therefore, I used different colors of markers to add ink to different sections of the image and stamped them separately.  I used yellow for the petals of the Daffodil, peach for its cup, green for its leaves and stems, and gray for the rocks.

Step 2.  Color the image as desired.  I used various Copic Sketch Markers to color my image.  After coloring the image, I used the two largest dies from the CottageCutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle Set to cut out the image.  Also, I stamped, colored, fussy cut, and attached the butterfly that is part of the CuttageCutz Daffodil Flower - March set to the image using double-sided foam tape.

Step 3.  Set aside the image and start creating the card base.

Step 4.  Cut a 5-1/2" x 10" piece of  card stock.

Step 5.  Place the card stock horizontally onto a score board and score at the 4" and 8-1/4" marks.

Step 6.  Fold the score lines toward each other.

Step 7.  Select a double-sided designer paper and cut two 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" pieces, and two 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" pieces.

Step 8.  Attach one of the 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" pieces of designer paper to the larger flap on the front of the card base.

Step 9.  Attach one of the 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" pieces of designer paper to the small flap on the front of the card base.  (I selected the same side of the designer paper for the front.)

Step 10.  Attach the second 3-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of designer paper onto the inside large flap.  I used the other side of the designer paper.

Step 11.  Attach the second 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of designer paper onto the inside small flap.

Step 12.  Cut a piece of white card stock using the largest die from the CottageCutz Stitched Rounded Rectangle Set.

Step 13.  Attach the outside frame cut from the image (see Step 2.) to the piece of white card stock using a double layer of double-sided foam tape.

Step 14.  Attach the image inside of the above frame.

Step 15.  Apply a strong adhesive to the back left side of the above image piece.

Step 16.  Close both flaps of the card base with the right one over the left one.  Attach the framed image to the front large flap of the card base, ensuring it is centered over the front and not attached to the right small flap of the card.  The strong adhesive is necessary to ensure the image piece will not come off as the card is opened and closed.

Step 17.  Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of white card stock, add a sentiment and/or an embellishment, and attach to the center of the inside of the card.

Step 18.  Embellish the card as desired.  I cut several small flowers using the CottageCutz Tree of Nature Die.  I cupped them with a stylus and adhered micro beads to the centers.  I used the CottageCutz Winter Branches Die to cut green stems (not branches - LOL) for the tiny flowers and added them to the two corners of my card front and the center piece inside of the card.

I hope you are inspired by my CottageCutz Daffodil Flower card.  Come back tomorrow to see another project that is created with CottageCutz Dies!

CottageCutz Dies Used:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Easter

Hi, Janja here!

Today I share with you two Easter cards created with Spring CottageCutz collection of dies.

- CottageCutz dies: Easter bunny & chicks, spring bunny with flowers, build an Easter egg, stitched circle set
- white cardstock for card base
- patterned paper
- white and colored cardstock
- Distress ink pad Spiced Marmalade
- Color Box pigment ink pad Frost White

Cut a circle with the largest die from the stitched circle set.
For card base, fold cardstock in half. Mount the die on cardstock, so that the upper part is slightly sticking out over the edge and cut. Glue circles to each other to obtain an easel card base.

From patterned paper also cut out two circles. Use eighth die in a row from the middle of the set. Stamp sentiment Happy Easter.

Cut out Easter bunny with chicks. Shadow all elements and compose them.

Attach patterned paper on white card base. To finish the card, attach all the elements as shown to a card base using foam pads.

On another card with kitty I added some Easter eggs. 

- white card base: 4.25 x 5.5" (10,8 x 14 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 4 x 5 " (10,2 x 13,2 cm) 
- white and colored cardstock 

Shadow cutouts. 

Completed card.

Thank you for coming over. Have a nice day.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Framed Hummingbird

Lois here with a very simple card for you today.  I just got a few new-to-me CottageCutz dies and was anxious to play with them.   I was intrigued by the Pierced Wide Frames and wanted to give them a try -- today I used the Ovals -- along with a sweet Hummingbird die.

Supplies used on this card are:

Heavyweight white cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half, and a piece 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to cut the frame
Colored cardstock - Blue, Green, Pale Plum, Yellow, Pale Blue
Patterned paper - Shades of Plum
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Victorian Violet
Copic marker
Black ink pen
Liquid glue
Roll of foam adhesive tape
Sponge daubers

To start my card I cut out the various pieces of cardstock for the hummingbird and frame.

I then added some depth to the pieces by sponging on some ink to the bird and flower pieces and added a bit of color to the bird's beak with a dark yellow marker.  Using the black ink pen I emphasized the eye of the hummingbird (not shown in photo).

I cut a strip of foam adhesive tape, cut it into narrower strips, and adhered it in pieces to the back of the oval frame.

To make the background for my "picture," I cut an oval from the pale blue cardstock.  You could use any oval die which would fit -- I used the double-stitched oval because it was close at hand.  The stitches were not going to show, so it didn't really matter.

I then constructed my card using the die-cut pieces and stamped the sentiment.   Here it is again.

CottageCutz dies used on this card are: