Friday, June 24, 2016

Card with the Pocket - VIDEO

Hi, is Vladka and welcome to my new post where I will show you how to create this card with the Pocket, using CottageCutz dies.

Here is list of all supplies I used:
Cardstock: White Cardbase (4 1/4 x 6 inches) and additional piece of white cardstock and Kraft paper to cut out the pocket and both rectangles
CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Other: copic markers (YG95, G99, E37, E77), Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Paint brush, Scissors, Sizzix machine, water, glue

This card has many layers, but this makes it interesting, don't you think? It is really easy to make it. Check it out in the video:

I just can't stop to work with dies from This N That release. They are beautiful and really useful too.

Thank you for stopping by and for checking the video. 
And don't forget, third CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is POCKET. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

~All About The Journey~

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

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring a new die set from the May "This and That" release. I have used the Bicycle in Grass die to create a graduation card. We had 3 high school graduations in our family this month plus 3 other of our friends' kids graduated.
This card I created for a young woman that we know through our church. I didn't want to create the typical grad card so I made something different an out of the graduation box. It makes me look at m dies in a different light when I am in that mode.
So let's get started with some details on exactly what I did here. Since I had already decided on the bicycle die, I looked through my patterned paper for something that would coordinate. Voila! I found this paper with bicycles on it and I liked the color scheme. So I was off and running (lol)!!!
Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Patterned Paper: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Next, I cut my bicycle with a maraschino red cardstock. I used the buttons from the Fancy Pocket Plus die and cut them in a honey card stock. For added interest, I used the red cardstock and laced it through the button holes.
Decided to place the bicycle and grass in a circle die.  I used a cloud template to sponge in my background clouds with tumbled glass distress ink. It bumps the background up a notch.
cloud template sponged with distress ink
sponging finished on circle die

I wanted a different sentiment on the front of the card. Not the usual graduation message. I saved that for the card inside. I found this sentiment stamp but it was too long for my size circle. So I pulled out my stamp positioner and made it a 2 liner.
When I use a cling mount stamp, I line it up first on grid paper and then use my clear block to pick it up. This way it's on the block straight.
 Now it's time to mask off the part of the sentiment you don't want stamped. I used painters tape. Ink it up and stamp it on the imaging sheet.  I didn't remove the painters tape at this point.
 I placed my bike and grass on the circle and then lined up the imaging sheet, with the inked side up. Once it's positioned where you want it, you remove the sheet and stamp the sentiment. Then just repeat this process for the 2nd line of stamping. I took photos of this step and then decided to do the cloud sponging. 

 Now that all the 2 line stamping and background sponging is done, I assembled my card. I added 2 hearts to the top left. These are also cut from the Fancy Pockets Plus dies.
I completed the inside of the card with the typical graduation sentiments. Cut the sentiment layer with the largest CottageCutz rectangle die. Then I cut another layer 1/4" larger in red cardstock.
Well, friends that's it for me for another week. Just a reminder that our 3rd Challenge is in full swing with a pocket theme. get info here. Until next time........inky hugs!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Home sweet home

Hi, Janja here!

With great joy I share with you a card made with the June's release of the CottageCutz dies - Home Sweet Home. It comes with 24 beautiful dies that complement each other. I am sure that you will create with them in such joy as I did.
Let's see how I made the card.

White card base: 13.36 x 5.3" (41,6 x 13,5 cm), folded.
Cut out 6 squares from different patterned papers: 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm).

1.Entrance hall
- large die from the CottageCutz - stitched heart set
CottageCutz die - home sweet home phrase
- cardstock in natural and white color
- Distress inks: Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen
- cord and metal brad

In a natural cardstock make folds with a bone folder. Brush it with Distress ink Antique Linen. With the entire surface of a pad dragged over the cardstock. Cut out a heart. In the heart make two holes, insert a cord and paste it to background. Shadow the inscription and paste it on the heart.

2. Living room
CottageCutz die - curtains w/ rod
CottageCutz die - sofa & chair
- CottageCutz die - wing chair & window shade (wing chair)
- CottageCutz die - floor lamps, rugs & plant (floor lamp and rug)
CottageCutz die - build-a-house accessories (dog)
CottageCutz die - build-a-house set 1 (windows)
- cardstock in white, blue and gold color
- patterned paper
- cardstock in natural color: 5 x 2" (12,7 x 5 cm)
- Distress inks: Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Antique Linen

Cardstock in natural color is prepared same as for the heart. This is our living room floor. From the remaining cardstocks with dies cut out an equipment. Shadow and mount them on the background.

 Now glue both rooms with double-sided adhesive tape on card base.

3. Bathroom 
- white cardstock: 5 x 2" (12,7 x 5 cm)
- embossing folder
- patterned paper, cardstock in silver, blue and white color
- Distress inks: Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood

With an embossing folder prepare a bathroom floor. Cut out all elements with dies, shadow them and glue to the background. Cut out white towels from the bottom of a shower curtain.

 4. Laundry
CottageCutz die - washer & dryer
CottageCutz die - ironing board w/ iron
CottageCutz die - vacuums
CottageCutz die - buld-a-house set 2 (window)
CottageCutz die - build a house accessories (cat, curtain)
- patterned paper: 5 x 2" (12,7 x 5 cm)
- embossing folder
- cardstock in white, blue, black and silver color
- Distress inks: Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen
Repeat the procedure as in the bathroom.

On front page of the card place a house.
5. House
CottageCutz die - build-a-house set 1
CottageCutz die - build-a-house accessories (stairs, curtains, lamp, mailbox)
CottageCutz die - garden accessories (fence, pot plant)
CottageCutz die - grass tree & vines
CottageCutz die - clouds & sun
- cardstock in natural color
- white and color cardstock, pearl cardstock
- Distress inks: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Cut out a house and a fence with dies from natural cardstock which is treated after already known procedure. Windows, front door, flower boxes ad stairs are from pearl cardstock. Shadow other elements with Distress inks. Assemble the house.


I would like to remind you on our CottageCutz challenge #3 - pocket. You still have time to share your projects with us till the end of the month.
Thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed. 
List of dies used: