Monday, January 16, 2017

Hogs and Kisses

Hi, Lois here again with a fun Valentine card for you.  CottageCutz has some new die sets, only this time they come with matching stamps!    As I love to color, you know I am loving these new sets.  I made a funky Valentine card using the set called Farm Animals.

Supplies used on this card are:

Cardstock - Recollections Red, White, Pink
Patterned Paper - Martha Stewart's Key & Heart pad
Ink - Versafine Black, Memento Red
CottageCutz sets - Farm Animals, Happy Valentine's Day Phrase,  Sweet Love BordersSweetheart Doilies
Other - foam pop dots, Copic markers, Scor-Tape adhesive sheet

I found a layout I liked and went to work.  First I stamped and colored the pigs.

Then I cut them out.

The Valentine collection has a nice sentiment, a row of hearts, and some doilies that would work well with my chosen layout.  I backed both the red and pink cardstock with an adhesive sheet to make it easier to attach the sentiment and heart border to my card.

Now I was ready to construct my card.  I glued the patterned paper at the top of a white panel, laid down the sentiment and the heart border and adhered the panel to a red card base.   After gluing down the layered doilies, I added the pigs (popped up with foam pop-dots) and stamped a little heart between them.  I then stamped the "Hogs and Kisses" sentiment at the bottom and added the red die-cut heart (which actually came out of the sentiment) -- and I was finished.

CottageCutz sets used on this card are:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Puppy with Heart

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here with to share with you another Valentine card. There are 14 new released Valentine dies that have just been released, if you have not seen them, go over to the store and check them out. Also, check out the CottageCutz blog to see the beautiful designs from the new release that the design team has created.  Oh and did I mention, they are 25% off right now!

I am using the Puppy with Heart 4x4 die, isn't he adorable and so easy to assemble. See below on how I put my card together.

Here is how I put my card together:
1.  My card is an A2 card (41/4 x 5 1/2),
2.  The next layer is 4 x 5 1/4,
3.  The square layer is the CottageCutz Double Stitched die, the largest one, then I cut the layer out 1/8 larger,
4.  The layers at the bottom are 4 1/4 x 7/8 and then a 1/8 smaller,
5.  I cut all the elements from the Puppy with Heart and inked the edges,

6.  I assembled the dog with glue and popped her up in the center of the card with pop dots.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon.

Dies I used:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Typewriter Love

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. It's a cold Saturday here in the Eastern part of the U.S. One of those days to sip some hot chocolate and do some crafting.

I am featuring one of our new Valentine dies today. This one is the Typewriter die and is currently on sale at 25% off. In fact all 14 new Valentine dies are 25% off. So drop over to the store and pick out what you need to make your Valentine cards and save a little money while your at it!

I jump started my mojo this week by using a sketch to get my creative juices flowing. So here are the details on how I created my card.

Blue Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Embossed Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Image Panel: 3 3/8" x 2 3/4"
Red Layering Panel: 3 1/2" x 2 7/8"

The sketch that I followed is an older one but it worked perfectly to show my image off.
I decided to emboss my background panel but didn't want to use a heart embossing folder. So I settled for an arrows folder. I thought it added a unique appeal to my card.
Next step was to cut the elements of the typewriter die. I cut this vintage image in a coastal blue cardstock. I love the modern appeal the typewriter has using this shade of blue. The accents are in gray. The little heart on the keyboard is so sweet. This is just the cutest die. I am sure all of you have someone in mind that this image would perfect for this Valentine's day.
I cut three pennant flags with a red dotted paper. Scattered some additional red hearts to balance out the image panel. I cut these from the Love Bird Branch die. After I assembled my card I decided I didn't like the "sweet" word cut in pink. Not a problem. I cut another one in red and glued it over top. Here are some close up photos. You can see the detail on this die.
That completes my card for this week. I hope I have inspired you to start your Valentine cards. And, remember The Scrapping Cottage is making it a bit easier by offering a 25% off sale on the new dies.
So until next time..........inky hugs!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2017



This is Anita here with fabulous new release from the CottageCutz . Valentine's Day is just a month away and we are all set to welcome the season of love!!!
The Valentine New Release is so awesome that you will  fall in love with them. We  also have loads of new products coming up. You can check the whole collection here.There is also the New Stamp and Die collection and these are just adorable. You can check them here.

I have used many new dies to create my Valentine's Day card. I loved the Fancy Heart die and have created a panel of three hearts on my card.

                 This is a very simple card, but looks very dressy because of the layers of die cuts.

Even the back of the card has been decorated . The front panel is scored on the score board to give some texture.

I have added a pattern paper to the inside panel.

I hope you liked the card. I will be bring many more inspirations in the coming days featuring the new release dies and stamps. So stay tuned.

CottageCutz dies used

                                                         CottageCutz Sweetheart Doilies

                                                          CottageCutz Sweet Love Borders

                                                         CottageCutz Stitched Heart Set

Do share what you make . We would love to see your creations. There is a 25% discount on the new release dies. Do shop from the store here.
See you next week. Till then happy crafting !!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Valentines, Part 2

Hi, Janja here!

Today's theme of my Valentine cards, is a cup of love. You can see all new Valentines dies here.
Let's see how they are made.

- CottageCutz dies: cup of love, sweetheart doilies, build a bow
- white card base: 4.1 x 5.4" (10,5 x 13,7 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 3.7 x 5" (9,5 x 12,7 cm)
- black cardstock: 3,7 x 5" (9,5 x 12,7 cm)
- white and colored cardstock
- Distress ink: Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Worm Lipstick
- white ink pad
- washi tape
- glue
- double-sided adhesive tape
- adhesive foam pads

Cut out a cup from red and white cardstock, and shadow it with Diastress inks.

Paste washi tape on white cardstock and cut out a bow.

Fasten washi tape 1.6" (4 cm) from the bottom edge.

Print coupon and attach it to the napkin.

From black cardstock trim the basis for a blackboard.

Firstly I stamped floral ornament with white ink onto a blackboard. Then I colored it with white ink. 

Complete the card.

Thank you for coming over and have a nice day. 

Monday, January 09, 2017

Tea and Cookies

Hi, Lois here with a little bit of Valentine fun.   As a non-coffee drinker, I appreciated one of the new Valentine dies called Cup of Love.  In addition to the cup die, this gave you the option of tea and/or hot cocoa with marshmallow on top!  My card today is a little "tea for two."

Supplies for this card are:

Cardstock - white, pink, blue, silver, tan, red
Ink - black, pink, blue
Dies - CottageCutz Cup of Love, Double Stitched Ovals, Double Stitched Circles
Other - white gel pen, foam pop dots, sponge applicators

I started cutting my card base from white cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded in half.  Next I cut a pink panel 5 1/4" x 4" and a white panel 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".  Then I cut out the pieces from Cup of Love,  using small scraps of cardstock, and Double Stitched Oval from silver cardstock.

I sponged a little bit around the edges of the cups and handles with a darker pink and blue.

Then I cut out some tan and pink "cookies" and "icing" using the Double Stitched Circles.

I carefully trimmed back the pink circles at the first stitch line.  This would make my "icing."  Then I ran a white gel pen around the remaining stitch line to add a bit of decoration on my cookies.

All that was left was to construct my card.  I sponged around the edge of the white panel, adhered it to the pink panel and added it to the white card base.  I placed the cups on the tray and added the three cookies, popping one of them up with foam pop dots.  I added the tea bag and stamped the sentiment, and my card was complete.

CottageCutz dies used for this card: