Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Get Well Cards

Hi, Janja here!

I have not managed to create with the new Spring dies, as they have not yet arrived at my address.
So, today I show you some cards I've created with Get Well dies.
With them, you will brighten the day to anyone who feels bad.

Chicken Noodle Soup from our kitchen.
- CottageCutz dies: Chicken Noodle Soup, Bear Patient, Ouch With Tooth, Nurse Puppy, Stitched Wide Square Frame Set, Build A House Set 2 (window)
- kraft card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 4.7 x 4.7" (12 x 12 cm)
- white and colored cardstock
- Distress inks: Tattered Rose, Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
- double-sided adhesive tape, glue and self-adhesive pads

Prepare a card base from kraft cardstock, and two frames. Cut a patterned paper to the desired size. Cut a square from a white cardstock.

Cut all the individual pieces from colored cardstock. Emphasize the edges with different Distress inks.

To finish the card, mount all the elements as shown.

I added the window later. 

Inside the card. 

I embellished the glass on the window, and sentiment with a clear Wink of Stella.

For the next three cards, I used a little smaler card base 4.7 x 4.7" (12 x 12 cm).

Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Eggs in a Basket/Wagon

Hi, Lois here with my Monday card.  Spring is making its way into Florida at last.  After a few cool/cold snaps, it's finally getting more like Florida weather around here.  CottageCutz has a new Spring release with some really cute flowery and Easter dies, which are on sale for a short while longer.   I've used several of them on my card for today.

I started my card by running a strip of white cardstock through my Xyron sticker maker and then cutting out the Spring Window w/ Vine.

By putting the adhesive on the back of the cardstock prior to cutting, I'll be able to construct my window more easily on the card. 

I cut my card base as follows:

Purple - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Gray - 4" x 5 1/4"

I wanted a brick background for my bunny, so I used a favorite technique of inking up my embossing folder with gray ink prior to running the cardstock through my Cuttlebug.  The ink is pressed onto the paper, creating the "mortar" between the bricks.

I then cut two sets of shapes from the Spring Meadow die.  I did this because I knew I would need more than just the single set of die-cuts for my little scene.

After coloring both the Spring Window and Spring Meadow die-cut pieces with Copic markers, I constructed my scene on the brick background.

As you can see, I saved the inner white pieces of the window to place into the window frame.  When I attached the front layer of grass, I put narrow strips of foam tape behind the die-cut pieces.  This would allow me to insert the bunny behind the grass.  I wanted to wait until after the bunny was on the card before placing the butterflies.

I then cut the bunny out . . .

. . . and colored him and his wagon and eggs with markers.

After constructing Mr. Peter Rabbit and his wagon full of eggs, I placed some small foam pop dots behind his head as well as the wagon and some glue behind his feet.  That way his feet would slip in behind the grass, but his head, body, and wagon would be popped up.

I then added the butterflies in the open space next to the window, and my card was completed.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:




Sunday, February 18, 2018

Small Spring Cards


It's Anja here. I finally got my package, full of beautiful new Cottage Cutz dies. Today I wanted to create a bit of spring. We're still having a lot of snow and it's snowing again today. And if I can't have spring outside, I can make it on my cards. I made to small cards today. If you add an Easter egg or two, you can easily turn it into Easter cards.

For my two cards I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Spring Basket, Spring Meadow, Spring Watering Can, Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set, Circle Set),
- Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Black Soot),
- white card base (two 4x4 inch),
- patterned paper (two 10x10 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- silver pigment ink,
- black pen,
- white foam,
- paper glue.

First I cut all the circles. I cut two of each. I used the largest circle die for scalloped circles and the second largest from the circle set. I wanted a bit of dimension on the card, that's why I used foam and cut two circle frames with the two largest circle dies.

I glued the foam on the scalloped circle frame.

Then I cut two squares for the background. I used patterned paper from my stash.

Then I cut all the other pieces and colored it with Distress Inks. This watercan die is so beautiful.

And then I just assembled and gued everyything together The final result is two mini spring cards.

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday. See you again next week. 
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Egg Painting Bunny with Video

Hi Everyone, Sherry here and I'm a guest designer for CottageCutz and am over the moon excited about it. I hope that you like the project that I made and enjoy the video. I will link all of the dies that I used at the end of my post.

Remember to practice your CPR - Craft Pray Repeat. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,