Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mugs with hot chocolate on the plate

Hi, Vladka is here!

Today I have another Christmas card where I combined dies from different releases:


Kraft card base: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (cut 5 1/2 x 11 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of white cardstock (5 x 5 inches) and some white, green and red cardstock to cut out the die cuts

Other Supplies:

CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Old Paper, Ground Espresso
Other: Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy, vellum paper, printer, glue, spruce branch stamp

1. Let's prepare all die cuts first. I used follwong dies: Turkey on Platter (plate die cut is used), Holiday Mason Jar (greenery, poinsettia and bow), Mug with Heart (mugs) and Peppermint Latte (peppermint stick).

2. Poinsettia and peppermint stick were cut out of the red cardstock and edges were distressed a little bit with Aged Mahogany distress ink. Mugs were cut out of the kraft carstock and distressed with Ground Espresso distress ink. Greenery was cut out of the green cardstock and distressed with Forest Moss distress ink. I cut also two greenery poinsettias, which I used as poinsettia's leaves.  Plate was cut out of white cardstock and distressed with Old Paper distress ink.

3. Cut the mugs also out of brown fun foam and glue the one from kraft cardstock on it. Now, glue also both poinsettias together and glue it on the mugs together with peppermint stick. Cut also plate out of white fun foam and glue it under the paper plate.

4. Prepare kraft card base and piece of white cardstock which is slightly smaller as cardbase. With your computer, design "Smells like Christmas" sentiment and print it on the vellum paper.  Now cut the strip out of it.

4. Glue all car pieces together as shown on the photo and stamp spruce branch in all corners. Card is finished.

This is is for today. Have a nice day. And don't forget, seventh CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is FALL. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Hello everyone.
It's Anita here .Christmas preparations are in full swing everywhere. I am busy with making cards as there is long list of friends and relatives who long for my handmade cards.
My card today has a Christmas feel but its not a regular Christmas card.
I have added my favourite flowers in red and put them all in the beautiful envelope die cut as if its gift of flowers.
So do have a look.


The finished card measures 7 inches by 5 inches.
Emboss the card front in an embossing folder.
Distress lightly with shabby shutters distress ink and Memento Angel Pink ink. Distress the edges with Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
Cut a die cut from Dual Stitched Rectangle Die and adhere on to the card front.
Cut a die cut from the Envelope die . Fold and stick in the middle of the rectangle die.
Add some hay fillers inside the envelope and add the flowers and leaves.
To make the flowers, Cut them using the 3D flower die and colour with Abandoned Coral Distress ink. Apply Crackle Medium on the flowers and apply glass glitter. Layer them when dry.
The leaves and green flower are cut from the pattern paper from my stash and then spray green mist on them . Use them when dry.
Arrange all the flowers and leaves as shown. Add a double layer of bow after colouring it with Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
Add a Sentiment.

CottageCutz dies used.

You still have time to enter in the Fall theme challenge here

I hope you liked my card. Do leave your feedback.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Whimsical Christmas Star w/Peachy Keen Face Stamps

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.

We have been having some great fall weather here in the East. In fact, it was so warm today that when the rain came we actually had a thunderstorm along with it. Who would of thought on October 21?

Normally our autumn days are colder and perfect for staying indoors and creating Christmas cards. But regardless of the weather Christmas is only 2 months away and I still have a lot of cards to make. So for today's card I went a little whimsical with my card design.

Our design team partnered with Peachy Keen Stamps to celebrate their new release of face stamps that work perfectly with the CottageCutz Christmas ornament dies. Just a little way to bring some whimsy to your holiday crafting. Check out the site because Kathy is offering some promotional pricing on her new stamps + the CottageCutz dies.

Let's get started with my card and some details on what I did. I started my card this week with the idea of using the Nested Star Ornaments. I had a layout in mind that I wanted to use as well so I just needed my card colors and patterned paper.
Vanilla card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cherry layering piece: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper: 4" x 5 1/4"
Vanilla Sentiment Panel: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Olive green layering panel: 2/ 7/8" x 3 7/8"

I searched through my Christmas patterned paper for a fun pattern to show off my whimsical star image. I thought dots and stripes would work together well. I was on a definite roll to get my card completed. Dots on the patterned paper and stripes in the way of ribbon for the bottom rectangle piece on the sketch.

My sentiment is computer generated using Word to set it up and then print on vanilla cardstock. After I printed it I used the CottageCutz Rectangle dies to cut it to the size I wanted for my card. I used the 2nd largest die on this one.
I decided to die cut my star in the cherry cardstock for some contrast on my card. I used the Peach Keen 1 1/8" Face Set and stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I think these are just the cutest face stamps.
From here I assembled my card. I added some stars to the sentiment panel and also to the striped ribbon panel. The stars are from the CottageCutz Merry Christmas Ribbon die. Used a wink of stella clear pen for a little sparkle.
Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I gave you some additional inspiration for Christmas. Also don't forget about our newest challenge going on right now. The theme is fall. Here is the link for more info.
So until next week........inky hugs.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Woodland Mailbox

Hi, Vladka is here!

Today I have another Christmas card for you with this cute Holiday scene. Let me show you how I created this card.


White card base: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (cut 5 1/2 x 11 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of white cardstock and some white and red cardstock to cut out the die cuts

Other Supplies:

CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Blueprint Sketch
Other: Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy, White watercolor in tube, paint brush

1. With the Woodland Mailbox cut all pieces out of white cardstock and. Color them with distress inks and if you want, distress edges with darker shades of distress inks. Then glue all pieces together.

2. Apply some Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress ink on the acrylic block and add also some water. Mixed with the paint brush. Use large paint brush and apply color on the additional piece of paper. Let it dry or use heat gun to speed the process.

2. Mix some white watercolor or acrylic paint with water and use thin paint brush to flick some droplets of the mixture on the previous colored surface. Let it dry.

This is is for today. Have a nice day. And don't forget, seventh CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is FALL. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016



How is everyone doing ?? Are you all busy with preparations for Christmas or still basking in the beauty of Autumn ??
I am really enjoying myself doing both and believe me !!! It is so much fun creating these cards. CottageCutz has released some awesome Autumn theme dies that you can check here.
Today , I have a card for you where I have used a very innovative way to use negative of die cuts as stencils.
Here is my card .

To create this card, Cut a card A2 size that is 5.5 inches by 4.24 inches in white card stock.
Using the CottageCutz Feathers die, cut out the diecuts and use the negative of the die cuts as stencil to create a background. I have used the Distress inks Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled paint and Gathered Twigs.

Cut out a window frame from the CottageCutz Stitched Square die and distress with Espresso Distress ink. 

Cut out the feathers from the CottageCutz feathers die and colour them using the above colours. Tie together using a twine.
Stamp a Thank You sentiment and layer all the square dies together.

Products used from CottageCutz dies.


The CottageCutz challenge 7 is Fall Theme. Do share your entries with us. See you soon with more CottageCutz goodness. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Christmas fireplace card

Hi, Janja here!

Warm fireplace and laughter in the eyes are the words with which I describe the card that I share with you today.
Let's see how it is made.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 4.3 x 5.5" (11 x 14 cm), folded
- kraft cardstock: 3.9 x 5.2" (10 x 13 cm)
- patterned paper: 3.74 x 4.9" (9,5 x 12,5 cm)
- white and color cardstock

Trim and fold white cardstock in half for the card base. Place patterned paper on kraft cardstock and fasten both together on the card front. Stamp Marry Christmas on upper part of patterned paper.

Cut out all pieces from different colors of cardstock with the CottageCutz die - fireplace with accessories. Shadow them around the edges with Distress inks. Some pieces are small, so it is the best to compose them immediately together.

And as they say .... there's no smoke without fire .... yet a little smoke. 
With a brush apply Distress ink Iced Spruce on a white piece of watercolor paper. When it is dry, attach it to the back side of the fireplace.

Completed card.

And don't forget on our challenge #7 - fall. You still have time to share your projects with us. 

I hope you have enjoyed this card. Thank you for coming over and have a great day.