Thursday, February 11, 2016

Birtday gifts

Hi, Janja here!
Today, I prepared a birthday card for a young girl. I used a die from the new release CottageCutz Birthday: presents, bags & bows.

I put packages on white background, previously sprayed with distress inks. The background was cut from  CottageCutz Basic set: square. For the bows I used bows, variety die.

Since it is for birthday, I added a gift tag topper

If you want to add a gift card, put it in the gift envelope. I used the gift card envelope die. I  decorated it with a small bow - build-a-bow die and rose - lacey rose die

List of used dies: 


Have a nice day. 

Monday, February 08, 2016

Spring Butterflies

Hi, Vladka here!
The card I did today was inspired by spring colors! I used Distressed Inks to get the look I wanted. Let’s go step by step so you too can create this card. I used white cardstock for the background with some stamped leaves for more interest. For the stamping, I used yellow and green Distress Inks. I also spritzed some water on it to get more of a watercolor look.

I cut out the circle with the new die from the  Stitched Circle Set and added some splashes of yellow Distress ink mixed with water. When everything was dry, I cut out two Butterflies. One out of yellow cardstock and one green. I attached them over the circle with the splashes. I added the  Happy Birthday Cupcake expression out of white cardstock (after I cut off the cupcake) to the middle of the two butterflies.
This is a clean and simple card for someone’s birthday. The colors just scream happy!! Also check out our other dies from the Happy Birthday release. They are all so beautiful and fun to play with!!

Have a great day!
Card Supplies I used:

CottageCutz dies: they are listed below
Card stock: white, yellow and green cardstock
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint
Other:  scissors, paper trimmer, scor-buddy, brush, water

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Pretty in Pink /Gift card Envelopes

Hello everyone,
Cheryl here today with 2 Gift Card holders that I created using the Beautiful New CottageCutz Birthday Release!

1st Gift Card Envelope 
CottageCutz Gift Card Envelope- I just cut my double sided card stock out , not need to glue or use sticky tape.
CottageCutz Filigree Bow- Cut out in white card stock, then colored with pink copic marker and left part of the bow white.
CottageCutz Bows Varity-cut out in white card stock, and dipped in glue, then course glitter. Love the look of this!!!
CottageCutz Basics Stitched Heart Set/Heart Set- Cut these out in Pink and brown for layering
CottageCutz Fancy Floral Lace Border-cut out in white card stock
Embellishments-Ribbon, Button, Flower, Ric Rac, Glitter, and half backed pearls

I absolutely LOVED making these, as they are super fun to decorate, easy to make, and perfect for giving gift Cards.
2nd CottageCutz Gift Card Envelope
On this second Gift Card Envelope I chose to use the CottageCutz Balloons, as I wanted it to really look like a birthday gift :) I love the balloons, and used Glitters on those, to give them a different look. Also I LOVE the New CottageCutz Tag Toppers, as they are fun and perfect for layering.

 CottageCutz Used:
Party Hat Tag Topper(New)- Cut using brown and pink card stock
Balloons,Variety(New)- cut in pink ,brown and white card stock. Next I dipped them in glue and added different glitters to each. I also used some seam binding and a flower to tie them all together.
CottageCutz Basics(New)-Stitched Square set/Square Set-cut in brown and white card stock. Next I dusted the white with a little distressed pink ink.
CottageCutz Fancy Floral Lace Border- Cut out using white card stock
Embellishments- Seam Binding , Glitters, Ric Rac, Flower ,

The picture above is the gift envelope open. I love that you can either glue /sticky tape the sides down, or leave them how I chose to :) This makes it easy to see the gift card.
I hope you enjoyed my post today, and thank you!
CottageCutz Dies:

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Cupcake Matching Memory Game

Hi everyone, Janja here. 
For my first post at Scrapping Cottage blog I decided to make a memory game.
We already played and it was a lot of fun; searching for pairs of small cupcakes.

I chose a die from the new CottageCutz Basics set - rounded square set. I cut 60 squares (20 white, 20 from patterned paper for backside and 20 colored for front sides, 2 for each color).
After cutting, it was time for gluing. 
On each white square I placed a patterned back paper and a colored front paper.
While I waited for glue to dry, I made 20 cupcakes. I cut them with die, stitched cupcakesin different colors as well. Of course it was important to make pairs of the same cupcakes. Finished cupcakes were attached to the front sides and our game is finished. 

After playing the game, I did not want to lose the squares so I made a custom box, using a ruler, scissors and a paper cutter. For the box cover I printed a sign in Word and attached a cupcake.

Dies used in making memory game:


I hope you enjoyed my company. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Movie Night

Hi, Vladka is here today!

I like to experiment at card creating sometimes and this was one of my little experiments. Every time I'm surprised how I enjoy such things. My hands, dirty because of the different colors, make me feel like artist, which I'm not, but we can feel like it sometimes, don't you think? :) 

So, I took light blue and white watercolor tubes which I added to my working surface and with a little sponge I started to tapped and drawing lines on my piece of kraft paper. But I was careful not to press too much, because I didn't want to cover the whole surface. This was my base. Then I cut out all my die pieces, for what I used dies from Lights, Camera, Action release. Special set which I like very much and it's perfect to create invitations for Movie Night. I used following dies: Film ReelsFilm Strip and Movie Night and Ticket.  Except word Movie, which was cut out of red paper, everything else was cut out of black paper. Also on these pieces I applied some white and light blue colors and after that distressed them with brown distress ink to get more rusty look.

I needed something more, so I took a little piece of scrapbook paper with text, tore it apart and glued all pieces back together with Vintage Antique Matte Mod Podge glue, which gave me yellow look. After it was dry, I also distressed it with brown Distress ink. I glued everything together and here is the finish look. I hope you like my mixed media experiment. :)


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Hello everyone, Cheryl here today with a Happy Birthday Cupcake card.

I made this card using the DARLING New CottageCutz Birthday Release, and CottageCutz Basics.

On my card I cut out the CottageCutz Stitched Oval die in a pink card stock, and then distressed it. Next I cut the CottageCutz Oval one, and distressed the inside with a light pink. The brown frame is the CottageCutz Fancy Victorian Frame. These are all layered together to give a nice layered look.

Next I cut the Stitched Cupcake, Laurel Wreath, and Happy Birthday Cupcake all in White Card Stock, and then colored with copic markers. These are the colors I used to color all the pieces. RV21,RV11,RV34E29,E57,G24,YG03  I also added some fun glitter to the heart on the cupcake. Love the look of it~

All photo's below are linked to the Scrapping Cottage Store for easy finding. :)

Lastly I used some vintage lace, some seam binding, and some beautiful pink gingham ribbon. I added a button, and some half backed pearl type things....heehe

Thank you for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!
hugs to all