Sunday, August 28, 2016

Festive vintage envelope

Hello friends!
Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. This is Yuliya here). It's here share some of the new Christmas release with you!
And I will be sharing how to make this Festive vintage envelope  using the CottageCutz dies.

Here is list of all supplies I usedCottageCutz Dies:
-- CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Circle Set (Basics)
Other: Sizzix machine, glue, patterned paper, cardstock, glossy accents, ribbon

Follow the pictures below for making this card step-by step
1. Size my cardstock - 28 cm * 20 cm. Fold it : 9 cm - 10 cm - 9 cm. And size my envelope - 20 cm*10 cm. 
2. Glue tape
3. Prepare patterned paper for base: 9,6 cm* 19,6 cm (2 pc), 8,6 cm*19,6 cm (4pc)

4. Glue details

Ok!) Easy and simple!

I hope you like it. Have fun creating. And don't forget, fifth CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is BIRTHDAY CARD. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Winter Scene in Pop up Diorama card

HELLO !!!! Warm greetings from Anita!

It's Saturday and everyone waits for this after a week of busy hard work and routine chores. Saturday means a weekend with family and friends and relaxation. For me relaxation is crafting. And nowadays , I am just making a variety of Christmas cards. With so many Christmas theme craft goodies, one can create amazing projects. One such product is dies and CottageCutz has newly released some beautiful Christmas dies. You can check them out HERE

Today I will share with you a very  pretty project and believe me !! It's one of the most enjoyable project that I have made. You must try this as this super easy to make and one can do so much with type of card. This is Pop Up Diorama Card. Its is actually a 3D  dual window card to create layered scenes etc. In my card , I have created a winter snow scene with the CottageCutz Christmas dies.


Cut two pieces of card stock ( blue and white A-B) measuring 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches.
Cut one piece of white card stock-C  7 inches by 7 inches
Score card stock A and B at 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 6.5 inches and 7 inches
Score card stock C at 0.5 inch and 6.5 inches.

Position CottageCutz Stitched Rectangle die on the A piece-blue card stock in the centre. Cut out the die.

Use the CottageCutz Stitched Rectanlge die the next smaller one and position on middle layer C

 Place A on C to see the exact position. The inner window will be smaller than the outer window.

After cutting out the window, place card stock in Misti tool and stamp out snow trees with Distress inks-Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn.

Colour the CottageCutz die cuts ( list is below) with Zig Markers. Apply distress clear rock candy and adhere in layers on the middle layer. Keep the front blue layer on top to see the exact position of die cuts.

Distress the Top blue layer with Evergreen Bough and Chipped Sapphire distress ink. Stamp snow flakes with Chipped Sapphire and add glitter.

 Adhere the three layers together with the first score line of all three coinciding with each other.
Add the sentiment on CottageCutz Stitched Oval die. Adhere on top.

Detailed view of the layers. Cut some layers in white card stock. Apply Glitter and add to the base as shown. Add more die cuts as shown.

CottageCutz Forest Friends Border (Elites)

CottageCutz Birch Trees & Deer

CottageCutz Snowy Tree

So do create this fun and wonderful card using the above tutorial and do not forget to share what you make. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Christmas card in classic colors

Hi, Vladka here!
On this card I used classic Christmas colors and I have to admit they are still my favorite. Are you interested in how I did it? Let me show you.. 


Kraft cardstock for the card base: 4 1/4 x 6 inches (cut 4 1/4 x 12 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of kraft cardstock and some white and red cardstock for die cuts 

Other Supplies:

CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distress Ink:  Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Other: Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy, Water, White watercolor in tube, piece of  dish sponge

1. First cut the Spruce Stems and Winter Branches out of white cardstock and color it with green and brown distress inks:

2. Put some white watercolor on the piece of dish sponge and drag gentle over the additional piece of paper and all die cuts.

3. Arrange all stems and branches into the flower arrangement and glue all pieces together on the additional piece of paper.

4. With Build a Bow die, make smaller bow and glue it on the top of the arrangement. For finishing touch add also the Holiday Greetings Tree die cut. You can also add piece of brown fun foam between cardbase and additional piece of paper.

Card is now finished.

I hope you like it. Have fun creating. And don't forget, fifth CottageCutz challenge is waiting for you. This time theme is BIRTHDAY CARD. You can linked your project here. And please, use only Scrapping Cottage dies.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Brag Book

Hello everyone,

It's Donna here with another fabulous project using the new Christmas release.  This is a brag book or mini album that would be perfect for someone's grandparents or anyone you want to show off some pictures of your loved ones.

On the front cover this is the new Merry Christmas Ribbon.  I die cut it out with glossy red paper and green and replaced the red letters with the green and now I have the ribbon in green to use on another project.

I found this tutorial on Youtube, here is the link.  I made just one change, which I will try and show you with my diagram below.  The mini is constructed with one piece of 12 x 12 paper!  Here are the score lines that you will start with.

Here is what the mini looks like folded, it measures 5 x 4:

Here are pictures and instructions on decorating the inside of the mini:

The first pages you lift the flap, I used the Mail Tag Set to make some tags for the book.  These can be used for journaling or you can add pictures to them.  This mini can hold lots of pictures.  The background paper measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  The bottom pieces measures 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.

The next set of papers measure 4 7/8 x 4.  The beautiful ornaments are from the new release Ornament Trio.

 This flap is lifted up from the "joy" page and this is another photo mat or journaling page.  The white background 4 7/8 x 4.  The Believe is from the Believe w/ Holly Flourish, I only used the word.

 The next page has a pocket that I added two journaling or photo mats.  The Joy is from the Ornament Trio.   The next page has a small pocket and I added the card from the Merry Christmas Notecard. The card you can add a couple of pictures inside or again journal something inside.

This is the back side of the mini.  You can get to the two journaling cards from this side too.

Here is a closer look at the Merry Christmas Notecard.  If you don't want to use this as a journaling card you can also make this into a Christmas card or a gift tag.  This notecard has so many possibilities.

So, what do you think?  Do you like the brag book!  I so enjoyed making this.  I hope you have been inspired to start making one for yourself. Please stop by and join the challenge, this months theme is birthday you still have about 7 days.

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back and visit again soon!

Dies Used: