Happy New Year! Bottle Tag

Hi everyone! The new year is fast approaching and that means that many of us will attend a gathering of some sort to celebrate the arrival of 2018. Often a bottle of wine is an easy and appreciated choice for a hostess/host gift. I thought I would create a bottle tag instead of the usual wine bag to make it a little extra special. 

To construct this tag, I started with a piece of black glitter card stock and used a Scalloped Nested Die to cut the bottle neck hole. Then I used the Birch Tree die as the background and slipped the doe and fawn into the trees. The Happy New Year Ornament was cut out of gold card stock and placed on top of a doily from the Nested Stitched Doily set cut out of white holographic paper. For a final touch, I applied some chunky white glitter at the feet of the deer to appear as if they are standing in snow. You could skip this step if you are in a hurry or do not have the glitter on hand.  

This tag was made using the dies shown below but if you do not have these particular designs, use your creativity to decorate your tag in another way. For example, it does not have to say anything about the new year. Instead, you can use a Thanks or other Expression die in combination with other shapes to create your own bottle tag. There are many occasions it could be used for as well. For example, you could decorate it to celebrate a birthday or to congratulate someone for something. 

This tag was surprisingly quick to construct when you let the dies do all the work for you. If you wanted to put more time into it, you could shade the deer and the birch trees but I really wanted to show you could create this without much fuss and still get a great result.

To learn how to construct this bottle tag, click on the YouTube thumbnail below. 

Thanks for joining me here at the Scrapping Cottage. I hope you have a very happy New Year!

- Janet

Dies used for this project:

Hi! Today, I have a fun get well card that showcases an adorable little puppy in the Nurse Puppy die set from the Scrapping Cottage.

As the case with many CottageCutz dies, you are getting a lot packed into one die. Nurse Puppy includes the cute little puppy plus seven additional accessories related to the medical field. SEVEN!

Since there is so much in this set, my video today concentrates on how to piece together the puppy and all his accessories. Even if you don’t have this die, seeing how it comes together will help you pick up some tips that will come in handy with similarly detailed sets.
Click on the video thumbnail below to see how I put this little cutie and all her accessories together. You can also click on this link if the thumbnail is not working on your device: NURSE PUPPY PIECING TUTORIAL

Does this card base seem familiar? It’s a design that one of the Design Team members, Lois Bak, posted here a little over a year ago titled Center-Step Mushrooms. Her card base designs are always full of interest. This card base is one of many that I have stored away in my archives. I thought the center step design would work great to feature all eight pieces in this die set and I wasn’t disappointed. If you’d like to revisit her post on the blog to get the card base instructions, here is the link to that post. She includes all the measurements and instructions in it for the card base and the mushrooms she artfully placed on it: CENTER-STEP MUSHROOMS

As additional help, I’ve recorded a video tutorial of the center step card construction on my channel. Click on this link: CENTER-STEP CONSTRUCTION TUTORIAL or click on the thumbnail below:

Thanks for visiting me today. See you soon!



Dies used in this project:

Quick & East Christmas Cards #3

Hello everyone! I have posted the 3rd and final Quick & Easy Card #3 on my YouTube channel. 

This card uses again the same large Merry Christmas element on the front but adds an embossing folder pattern and a single cut CottageCutz bell die cut to accent the greeting. All in all, this card is also very quick to put together, especially if you employ an assembly line process. If the video thumbnail doesn't work on your phone, you can click directly on this link instead: Quick & Easy Christmas Cards # 3 (Link)
All the supplies are listed in the video description. I hope you'll stop by and watch all 3 Quick & Easy Christmas cards in the series. 

Take care and see you soon!