Saturday, December 03, 2016

Camping Scene on StairStep Card

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.

We had some great sales this past week. First there was Black Friday and then Cyber Monday. I managed to pick up a few Christmas presents at great prices.
Speaking of Black Friday, there was a new release of dies here at the Scrapping Cottage.  The Camping Bundle is packed full of dies for the outdoor enthusiast and can help you create some really cute scenic cards. There are 12 new dies included in this set. And, it looks like it is on sale. If you buy the entire set you can save 55%. Each individual die is currently 30% off the list price.

I am using several dies from this new release. So let's get started with some details on my stair step camping card. I used an outer stair step to create my camping scene. I bought the stair step card at a local retailer. But, here is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers  that shows you step by step how to make your own. This card will fold flat for mailing and measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". It's a standard A2.

I started the creation of my scene with the 3rd step and there I placed the snowcapped mountains and forest trees. I sponged the white background with a soft blue ink. I used 2 sets of mountains to fill the width of the step. The forest trees are cut in a dark green cardstock. They are a border stamp so it was perfect to use here.
My next step was to add the images for the outer part of the card. I sponged the outer part of the stair in the same soft blue ink and then down at the bottom I used an olive ink and a chocolate ink. I used the Campfire Clothesline, Woodland Friends and Camping Phrases dies on this part of the card.


In the center part of the step, I used the Campsite die for the directional arrows and the Forest Critters die for the little hedgehog.

That complete my card for this week. I hope I have provided some inspiration for you with these new Camping dies. they were so much fun to work with to create my camping scene. I will see you again next Saturday. So until next time........inky hugs.
Dies used with links to online store;

Friday, December 02, 2016


Hello dear friends !!!!

How are you Christmas Preparations going on? Are flowers a part of your projects??
I love flower making and love all CottageCutz dies especially the flower making ones to create beautiful realistic 3D flowers.
You can check them out here.

I have some pretty purple blooms for you that will look good on any project. These are fun and easy to make. Please follow the video tutorial for this.
Here is my card.

Here is the Video tutorial for creating the flowers.

To finish the card, make a card base 7 inches by 5 inches. Stamp any script stamp with Dusty Concord Distress ink on the background. Add layers with CottageCutz Wide Rectangle Stitched die. Place another Double stitched rectangle die on top.  Add a sentiment in the centre.
Layer the flowers and leaves and arrange on the card.

List of supplies

CottageCutz Stitched  Wide Rectangle frame die
CottageCutz Double Stitched Rectangle set.
 CottageCutz 3D Flower #4
CottageCutz Autumn Foliage

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Butterfly Pop-Up Box Card

Hi, Lois here again today with an extra card for you this week.  Something you could give to someone "just because" -- just because you like them and want to brighten their day.

Supplies used on this box card are:

Yellow cardstock cut to 12" x 8 1/2"
Patterned paper cut as follows: 
     1 piece - 2 1/2" x 6 1/4"
     3 pieces - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
     6 pieces - 2 1/2" square
White cardstock cut to 2 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Narrow strips of acetate, approximately 3" long
CottageCutz dies - Butterfly with Flowers, Dragonfly Mini, Leafy Branch Mini

To make my box card, I first cut the yellow cardstock, scored it and cut the slits.

Next I cut the white piece and patterned papers to the sizes listed above.

Finally, I die-cut the small pieces.

After constructing the box and adhering the patterned paper, the box looked like this.

Then it was just a matter of adding two narrow strips of yellow cardstock to span the sides of the opening to act as a base for adding the die-cut pieces.  I've got a full, detailed tutorial on my blog showing how to make a similar box.  Check it out here.

Again, here is my finished pop-up box card.

The dies used for the contents of my box are:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Celebrating Bunny Rabbit

Hi, Lois here today.  I have to tell you that I have fallen in love with all those cute little critters in the October release from CottageCutz -- In the Forest.  Today I'm bringing you a card which I was a bit unhappy with initially, but with the addition of a couple of elements, I am quite happy.

Supplies for this card are:

Cream cardstock cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half
Chocolate cardstock cut 3 3/4" x 5"
Cream cardstock, kraft cardstock approx. 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" for cutting ovals
Patterned paper cut 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
Scraps of cardstock red, green, white, black
Distress ink - Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass
Markers - black, pink
CottageCutz dies -  Deer and Rabbit Peekers, Tree Stump and Log for Peekers, Earmuffs and Mittens, Balloon - Round mini, Celebrate, Double-stitched Ovals

I began by cutting out the pieces from the Deer and Rabbit Peekers, the Tree Stump and Log for Peekers, and Earmuffs and Mittens dies.

I then sponged some color on the rabbit and stump pieces to give them some depth. I colored the inside of the bunny ears and the nose with markers.

I cut out the layers and die cut the ovals . . .

. . . sponged some ink for the grass and sky on the cream-colored oval and constructed my card.  However, at this point I was not very happy with the card.  It definitely needed something.  The bunny didn't really look too happy peeking out from that stump.  I had an idea about how to cheer him up, so I die cut the balloon and the word "Celebrate."

Now, he looked better.  Here again is my completed card.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Exploring forest on four paws

Hi, Janja here!

Today I share with you another card created with "In the forest" dies. These are really great dies, and can be used for many occasions.
For the main image I chose a curious puppy, who went alone exploring the forest.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 4.3 x 5.5" (11 x 14 cm), folded
- light gray paper: 4 x 5.2" (10,2 x 13,3 cm)
- colored cardstock
- Distress ink: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Black Soot
- Distress marker: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
- Perfect pearls powder
- white color

Cut out puppy with die - forest peekers, beaver & dog. Shadow all pieces with distress inks and compose a puppy.

We do the same with the die - tree stump & log for peekers. Use brown cardstock, shadow it with distress inks and draw darker spots with a marker.
From green cardstock cut fern and grass. Use mushrooms & greenery die.
Now we need a snail and cute mouse. Cut out both with the forest critters die.

I did not really like selected gray paper, so I refreshed it.

Add a few drops of green and yellow ink in a mini mister together with perfect pearls powder for silky shine and water.
Shake it up well, and sprinkle the background.

When all the pieces are assembled and attached to the background, apply a white color with a sponge.

Completed card. 

That’s all for today. Thank you for coming over and have a great day. 

List of dies used: