Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mountain lodge

Hi, Janja here!

If you are an avid hiker, then the season to visit hills and mountains is here.
So today one card for lovers of hiking and mountaineering.

- CottageCutz dies: Mountain Lodge, Rustic Sign & Trees, Moose & Trees, Birch Trees & Deer
- white card base: 6 x 6" (15,2 x 15,2 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 5.5 x 5.5" (14 x 14 cm)
- white and colored cardstock
- Distress ink pads: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke
- Distress oxide pads: Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo

Trim white cardstock for the card base and patterned paper for background. With scissors cut out green paper below.

From colored cardstock cut out all pieces with dies that we need for the mountain lodge. Also cut out the largest element of lodge from fun foam. Distress all pieces with Distress ink pads and assemble them into a whole.

Also prepare some spruces, birch trees and deer cutouts.

When we have everything cut out, start by assembling the card.
First paste green paper on blue background. Directly on the background fasten spruces and birch trees.
Fix the mountain lodge and remaining two spruces with adhesive foam tape.
Finally, we add a deer.

I hope you've enjoyed this project. 
Thank you for coming over and have a lovely day.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Hi, Lois here with my Monday card.  We all need birthday cards, and I have a relatively simple one for you today -- using two different CottageCutz sets, Happy Birthday Phrase and Balloons, Variety.

To start my card, I cut a piece of heavyweight cardstock 10" x 6 1/2", scoring it at 5".  I also cut two pieces of purple cardstock, 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" and 3" x 4 1/4"; as well as two pieces of patterned paper, one 4 1/2" x 6" and the other 2 7/8" x 4 1/8".

I then cut the images in various colors from the two dies . . .

. . . and sponged some distress ink on them to give them a bit of dimension.  I added a highlight on each balloon with a white gel pen.

Then I constructed my card base . . . 

 . . . and added the various die cuts.

Easy peasy!

CottageCutz dies used on my card:



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Make Great Memories

It's Anja here. I had a few days off this week and went to a music festival. I met some awesome new friends and made great memories. And today's simple card is inspired by my latest experience.

I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Phrase Memories, Phrase Smile, Mr. Snuggles, Film Strip, Pierced Circle Set),
- Distress Inks (Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Barn Door),
- white card base (15x10,5 cm),
- grey, black, red and white card stock for the die cuts,
- black&white patterned paper (14,4x9,9 cm),
- black and white pen,
- alphabet stamps,
- Versafine ink pad (Onyx Black),
- paper glue.

First I die cut all the pieces. I used colored paper this time and just shaded it around the edges.

I assembled the card and glued together all the pieces.

Then I added the rest of the sentiment inside the card, using alphabet stamps.

And this is my finished card. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes

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.

Hope you are continuing to enjoy all the different cards from the DT using the new Expressions Plus word dies. The team has shown some really creative ways to use these word dies with your existing collection of dies. With 35 different word phrases, there is so much you can do with them in your own card making.

I have been showing you over the past several weeks how to combine word die phrases with a stamped sentiment. Check out my cards here, here, here and here.  I am continuing with this series today as well.

What I do is look at the word phrase and then think of other dies I have that would be identified by the phrase. Today, for instance, I thought of what could be identified as sweet and work for a birthday card. Lots of food items came to mind ice cream, frozen treats (popsicles), cupcakes to name a few.

For your viewing pleasure I am using the Sweet Phrase and Ice Cream Cone dies to create a cute summertime birthday card.

So let's get started with some details  on how I created my card.

Step 1: I looked through my patterned paper for a bright and fun design for my card background. I found this bright pink striped paper and thought it would work well. It reminded me of an old fashioned ice cream parlor.

white card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
bright pink layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
striped paper: 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2: Cut the ice cream scoops using bright pink, mint green and curry cardstocks. I sponged the mint green scoop with the same shade ink for a little depth.  The cone is cut in a medium brown cardstock and I sponged the underneath layer with tea dye ink. Again this is for depth.
Step 3: I used the stitched circles die (2nd largest) to cut a backdrop for my ice cream cone and also to stamp the sentiment. My sentiment is just a bit too long for my circle. So by masking, with painters tape, and using my MISTI, I was able to turn it into a 2 line sentiment.

Step 4: With all my elements cut and stamping done, I am ready to start assembly of my card. I decided to add some twine to the circle for interest. I found some floss in my stash that is a mint color. Adhered the ice cream cone with dimensional adhesive.
Step 5:  I cut my Sweet Phrase in mint cardstock. The font is so pretty on all these new word dies. Love how it flows. It's a perfect fit for my ice cream cone.
Step 6: I finished off my card by adding some mint and pink enamel dots. I thought it finished off my card nicely. And, that my friends is my card for this week. I hope I have provided you with some inspiration on another way to use these new Expressions Plus word dies.
Dies I used to create card: