Thursday, April 27, 2017

Koala Baby!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!!

It is Pam sharing with you today.  Spring always brings new life!  It is so much fun to see all of the new baby birds all around our neighborhood.  Plus all of the other new born animals such as the fawn, fox and squirrels!  That is what inspired me in doing this sweet card. I am using one of Cottage Cutz new baby die sets called Baby Koala with Blanket.

Here are my design steps to make this adorable little keepsake!
 1. Use the large Double-Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the blue designer paper and then cut a slightly larger piece of piece of pink card stock to mat it. Next cut out pink designer paper using the second largest circle from the Cross-Stitched Circle set.  Using white card stock cut out the doily using Tea Time Doily.
 2.  Glue down the pink mat in the center then adhere the blue designer paper on top
 3. Slightly offset the doily and glue down add the pink designer paper circle to the top as shown
 4.  Cut out all the pieces of the Baby Koala with Blanket.  Use dark gray, light gray, black, white, yellow and blue card stock for the pieces.
 5. Using gray, blue and pink ink lightly sponge around the edge of the Koala bear pieces, the blanket and bottle
 6.  Use the second to the smallest Cross-Stitched Circle die and cut a white piece of card stock then stamp on the sentiment
 7.  Assemble all of the pieces by using a narrow tip fast drying glue.  Use small black pearls for the Koala's eyes
 8. Pop up the Koala Bear and the bottle onto the pink designer paper.  Pop up the sentiment on the upper right hand corner add a star button and bow

Cottage Cutz Products Used:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you decide to make a new mom very happy with one of these darling new release baby dies!



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baby Clothesline

Hello, friends!  So glad you stopped in to visit Scrapping Cottage today!  It is Bev Polen from Guneaux Designs, and I am a guest designer today for Scrapping Cottage.  I have for you a baby card that features one of the new baby dies from the recent release.  If you have yet to check out the baby dies, you can find several adorable ones here.

My card features one of the new baby dies, the CottageCutz Baby Clothesline Die.

To create the card, I used several other CottageCutz dies as well, as you will see below.  To make the card, follow these steps:

Step 1.  Cut out the clothesline pieces and attach them together.  The assembled clothesline is approximately 4-3/4" long.

Step 2.  Use the CottageCutz Lighthouse With Clouds Die to cut out some clouds.

Step 3.  Use the CottageCutz Campfire Clothesline Die to cut out and assemble two trees.

Step 4.  Use the CottageCutz Spring Grass Die to cut out three pieces of grass from green card stock.

Step 5.  Use the CottageCutz Garden Accessories Die to cut out the pieces from white card stock.   (Except for the fence, I colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers.)

Step 6.  Start assembling the card by cutting a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of blue card stock for the first layer of the card.  Attach the clouds and trees to the blue card stock.

Step 7.  Attach two pieces of the grass in layers using foam tape on the second layer.  Attach the assembled clothesline with foam tape.  Ensure the giraffe and elephant's feet are touching the grass. (I cut two small pieces from another blue clothesline to extend the first line to the trees.)

Step 8.  Attach the fence to the left and right sides of the piece using foam tape.  Attach a third layer of grass with foam tape at the bottom of the fence.  Color and add the flowers and stems onto the fence.  Cut a 5-1/4" x 3/4" piece of green card stock, tear a small portion from the top, sponge on green ink, and place it at the bottom of the fence and floral stems.

Step 9.  Cut a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of white card stock, fold in half for the card base, and attach the above piece to the card base front.

I hope you try creating a card with the CottageCutz Baby Clothesline Die.  It will be fun!
These are the CottageCutz dies used for creating the card:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dinosaur Birthday Card

Hi, Janja here!

Today I prepared a birthday card with four new dies from CottageCutz - Baby release.
Perfect card for a little boy who loves everything related to dinosaurs.

- CottageCutz dies: Baby Dino - Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, T-Rex, Mushrooms & Greenery
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- white cardstock: 4.72 x 4.72" (12 x 12 cm)
- white and colored cardstock
- Distress ink: Antique Linen, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn
- Archival ink: Sepia

Start by cutting out the dinosaurs. Use a colored cardstocks. Shadow individual elements with Distress inks on the edges, and assemble them into a whole.

For background trim white cardstock and shadow it. Prepare also two cardstocks, which are wavy cut with scissors. One is colored with Distress ink - Mowed Lawn, on another one add dots with a stencil.

Cut out grass with the die of a green cardstock.

Paste the grass cutouts with glue on the wavy edges of both cardstocks.

Attach dinosaurs with self-adhesive pads on ready background.

Stamp "Happy Birthday" with brown ink, and place it on the card.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Baby Boy Pop-Up Box Card

Hi, Lois here with another baby card, using some of the new baby dies.   Last week my card on the blog was for a baby girl.  Today's card is for a baby boy.  Pop-Up Box cards are so much fun to create.

Supplies used on my card are:

White cardstock cut 12" x 8 1/2"
Blue cardstock cut as follows:
     3 panels cut 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
     6 panels cut 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
     2 panels cut 2 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Patterned paper panels cut 1/8" smaller than blue panels
White cardstock panel cut 1/8" smaller than the long blue panel
White, blue, tan cardstock for die-cuts
Copic markers
CottageCutz dies - Bathtub Time, Baby Boy Tag Topper, Baby Blocks mini, Bear on Cloud and Moon

To make the card, score the 12" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock on the long side at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11". 

Then cut off a 2" x 12" strip and set aside to use later.

Rotate the white cardstock a quarter turn and score at 2 3/4".

Cut down 2 3/4" to the score line along each of the perpendicular score lines.  At the 11" score line, continue to cut at an angle to create a tab, as shown in the photo.

Cut the 2" x 12" strip at 4 3/4" from the end with the 1" score line, and then cut in half to create two 1" x 4 3/4" strips.  Add some Scor-Tape to the ends, as shown.

Cut the blue and white cardstock and patterned paper pieces, as shown.

Adhere to the white card base.

  Outside of box

   Inside of box

Add Scor-Tape to the small tab, fold the card together and adhere the tab.

Adhere the two small strips of cardstock to the inside of the box, with the tabs facing toward the outside.

Cut the die-cuts using all four dies, using white, blue, and tan cardstock.

Color the die-cut pieces and assemble. 

You can see that I assembled the tub scene on a piece of acetate.  I did this so that I could show the water droplets and bubbles.

Add all the assembled pieces to various parts of the box, using acetate strips to elevate the blocks.

If you've never made a pop-up box card, I would encourage you to give it a try.  It was great fun!

CottageCutz dies used on my card are: