Friday, May 25, 2018

Thank You Tulips

Happy Friday!  You can never have too many thank you cards and this image makes for a perfect one.
I started with an A2 card base in white and a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle of patterned paper.  I cut two squares using the third and fourth largest dies from the Stitched Squares set.
I cut the pieces for the flowers using the Bouquet of Tulips die and colors that coordinate with my paper.  I also used a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers.  Even though I did not follow the sketch exactly, it does make laying out a card go faster.
I used sponge daubers and ink the same color as the cardstock to give a little depth to my die cuts.
I assembled all the pieces and glued them to the front of the card.

For the sentiment I cut two strips - 3 3/4 x 3/4 inches and 3 3/4 x 5/8 inches.  I stamped my sentiment on the smaller one and used paper snips to fishtail the end.
Then I stacked  and glued them together and used a colored staple to put them on the front panel which I glued to the card base.
Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a fun holiday weekend and do something creative!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pretty Vases!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Family,

It is Pam sharing with you today on the blog!

We are still showcasing the beautiful dies from the Mother's Day release.  They are so fantastic and can be used for a variety of occasions.

Also, there is a big sale going on in the online store.  You can save up to 70% on dies.  Lots to choose from so take some time to go shopping!  Now is the time to add to your collection!

Now on to today's card!  This card is so great for the spring with lots of flower in beautiful vases!

Design Steps:
 1.  Cut all of the pieces in white card stock using the Flowers for Mom die
 2.  Use your markers and color all of the pieces.  I used Copics: G40, 43, 46 - YR16, Y18, and R46
 3.  Assemble the flowers and then arrange them into the vases
 4.  When I assembled the vases I used tape to adhere the flowers to the vases
 5.  Use an A2 whtie card base, cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller and run through a dotted embossing folder.  Cut a piece of DP 4 x 5 1/4 and cut out 3 2 inch squares using the Nested Stitched Scallop Square Set.  Glue the DP to the embossed card stock and then to the front of the card.  Pop up all of the vases in the squares, add the sentiment and bow
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As always we are so happy that you have taken the time to stop by for a visit.  We really appreciate you!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

For a newborn baby and a birthday

Hi, Janja here.
In the Mother's Day release we find beautiful dies which are also useful for other occasions.
I prepared a baby shaker card and a birthday card.

I used:
- CottageCutz dies: Mama Kangaroo & Joey, Mama Raccoon & Baby, Stitched Numbers, Balloons Variety, Sweet Love Borders, Spring Grass, Stitched Sewing Notions (button), Circle Set
- white card base: 4.25 x 3.35" (10,7 x 13,9 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 4 x 5.2" (10 x 13,2 cm)
- fun foam: 3.74 x 5" (9,5 x 12,6 cm)
- transparent foil
- white and colored cardstock
- a white pen
- Distress ink pads: Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke
- double-sided adhesive tape, self-adhesive pads, glue

Create A2 card base from a white cardstock. Cut a smaller layer from a patterned paper, and another one from a fun foam. Prepare a piece of transparent foil. 
Round the corners at the bottom. With the die cut the circle opening in a patterned paper, and in a fun foam. Stamp an inscription on a white card base.

Now die cut and assemble the Mama Kangaroo & Joey. This die is a perfect thing to help us welcome all those adorable little newborns. 
Also, prepare two white borders and a button. White and pink hearts will be used to fill the shaker area.

Attach Mama Kangaroo with self-adhesive pads.

For a birthday card, prepare a white card base. Cut patterned paper smaller than a card base. Stamp "Happy Birthday from all of us" in black on a patterned paper. Cut the grass from a green cardstock.

Now cut and assemble the central motif, number four and balloons. Cut off the second baby twice. 
Add dashes on balloons with a white pen. 
All my cutouts are made from colored cardstock that have the edges shadowed with Distress inks.

And we're at the end.

Have a nice day.





Monday, May 21, 2018

Blue Vase/Pink Flowers

Hi, Lois here for my Monday post.  Before I start, I wanted to remind you that CottageCutz has many of their dies currently on sale for up to 70% off.  Be sure to check them out in The Scrapping Cottage store

It seems that it has been raining the entire month of May.  Of course, that helps the garden flourish -- rain is so good for the flowers.  I'm not much of a gardener, so most of my flowers are on my cards.  Today's card is no exception.  Once again, I started with a layout from one of the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenges.

This layout lent itself to some coordinating patterned paper, as you can see on my card.  It was a pad of two-sided Stamps of Life designer paper I recently bought at a local stamp show.

To start my card, I cut the pieces for the vase and flowers, using two CottageCutz dies -- Vase Collection and Botanical Garden 2.

Using several Copic markers I colored the die-cut pieces . . .

. . . and constructed my vase of flowers.

I then cut my cardstock and patterned paper as follows:

Gray  - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Black - 3 3/4" x 5", 2 1/4" x 4 1/4", and 3" x 2 1/2"
Patterned paper - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and 2" x 4"
White - 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"

Using the sketch challenge layout, I constructed my card.

I then added my vase and flowers.

At this point I decided I wanted some kind of a sentiment on my card, so I stamped a small sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock, using navy blue ink.  I punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and then punched a black 1 3/8" circle on which to mount it.

I added the sentiment using some foam pop dots and my card was complete.

CottageCutz dies used on this card are: