Sunday, December 10, 2017



It's Anja again. We are all snowed in here. It's such a nice Sunday to spend inside with a cup of tea and all my crafting supplies out. I'm on a mission today to make all my Christmas cards. I have my mum to help me, so I hope will be able to do them all.

For today's post I made a card with Christmas florals.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Christmas Floral, Pierced Circle Set, Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set, Celebrate Phase),
- Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Forest Moss) and Oxide (Fired Brick),
- white card base (14,5x11,5 cm),
- craft paper for background (10x13 cm) and die cuts,
- white card stock for die cuts (300 g),
- texture plates with bricks,
- white pigment ink,
- red and pearl liquid drops,
- brush,
- Wink of Stella glitter brush pen,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue.

First I made the background. I used craft paper and texture plate to make it look like a wall.

I added a bit of white. I just brushed the paper with the whole ink pad.

Then I die cut the greenery and colored it with Distress Inks, a bit of water and a water brush.

I die cut Celebrate phrase and colored it whit red Distress Oxide.

I die cut two circles for the middle of the card. I glued both together. On the backside I added a few adhesive foam pads to glue the circles on top of the greenery.

When all the greenery was dried I glued it together with the brick background to the card base. I added some liquid drops on top of the leaves.

I decided to add a bit of glitter to the celebrate phrase, before I glued it on the card.

And this is my finished card.

Have a beautiful Sunday and thank you for visiting.
Anja Z.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Merry Christmas Shaker

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.

As you can see, I am still creating Christmas cards. I don't have all that I need for sending this year so I have been busy in my craft room making cards. Christmas is my favorite season and I love making and sending cards.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I created a Christmas shaker card. I used the Merry Christmas w/reindeer and Mistletoe & Bells dies. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Step 1: Shaker cards are not difficult to make. And the following tutorial will show you how simple they really are. I started by cutting my circle in the image panel. Used the 3rd largest of the Circle dies- it's a 2 3/4"" circle. I embossed the panel with a falling snow folder.
Image Panel: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2: Cut the dies I am using for my card. The pine tree inside the shaker is from the Window Christmas Friends die, also used the Merry Christmas w/reindeer and Mistletoe & Bells dies. I used the largest of the Stitched Square dies and cut the panel that would hold the shaker elements in place. I stamped this panel with some snowflakes.
Step 3: Started the assembly of the shaker part of card. Used glue dots to attach the  3 1/2" window sheet to the back side of the image panel. I took a used dryer sheet and rubbed it across the window sheet. It eliminates the static. Used dimensional foam adhesive and attached to edge of circle. I used my powder tool (EK Success) and ran it around the inside of the foam adhesive. It keeps the sequins from sticking to the adhesive.
Added some different colored sequins to the inside of the circle.  
I glued the pine trees to the square panel and then centered the panel over the sequins.  
I used more dimensional adhesive on the back of this panel to allow it to sit evenly on the card base.
Attached this shaker panel to the red card base.
Step 4: Cut my Merry Christmas sentiment in red cardstock.
Used Ranger multi medium matte and attached to card front.
To complete my card, I added the mistletoe and bells and scattered a few red sequins. I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to use these new dies. I will be back next Saturday- see you then!!!
Dies I used to create card:

Friday, December 08, 2017

Snowflakes with Kraft & Gingham

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Friday edition of the Blog.

It's crunch time now to get your Christmas cards finished. But not to worry, because today I have for your viewing pleasure a quick and easy Christmas card idea. And, there is still time for you to order the dies and get them so you can make this card.

I am using the Snowflakes Set and the Season's Greetings w/Snowflakes dies. So let's get started with some details on the CAS card.

Step 1: I love the look of both kraft and white cardstocks together for Christmas cards.  It just has that country look to it especially when paired with red gingham ribbon.

White Card base: 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Kraft Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Step 2: Cut the snowflakes and the Season's Greeting phrase from white card stock. I also cut another seasons' greetings in gold as an afterthought. I did a slight offset just for added interest. This is something you could leave off the card as well.
I attached them to the card base with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I like this adhesive because it dries clear.
Once I positioned the snowflakes I added my red gingham ribbon. I decided to add a bow to give this a more finished look. But you could leave that off also if you like. Then I thought some gold sequins would also be a nice touch.

Step 3: Attached the image panel to the white card base to complete my card. I hope I have given you an idea for a Christmas card. If you need these dies they are available now in the online store.

I will be back tomorrow with another idea for a Christmas card for you. See you then!!!

Dies I used to create card:

Thursday, December 07, 2017


Good Morning!

It is Pam creating with you today on the blog!

I am continuing to highlight our wonderful new release Get Well dies.  This one is for the women in our lives who are fighting breast cancer.  This horrible disease seems to touch almost everyone in some way or another.
 Design Steps:

1.  Start with an A2 light blue card stock base. Cut a piece of DP 4 x 5 1/4

 2.  Using the HOPE die cut it out in pink card stock.  Using the Nested Stitched Eyelet Rectangle die cut the second to the largest rectangle out of blue card stock
 3.  Shade the word Hope with Copic markers and then glue to the blue rectangle

 4.  Cut out the Rose bud in Pink and the stem in green using the Rose with Wedding Ring die.  Shade the rose with copics

 5.  Add the ribbon around the DP and attach to the card base then pop dot the HOPE rectangle  to the top half of the card

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