CottageCutz Church Scene

CottageCutz Church Scene

Hello, friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I am pleased to bring you a card featuring the CottageCutz Church Scene Die.  This Church Scene die is versatile as it can be adapted to create a card for each season of the year (i.e., spring, summer, fall, and winter).  For Christians, Easter is today.  When I think of Easter, I recall memories of my childhood of going to church on Easter morning and getting Easter-related goodies (no, that was not the only reason for going – LOL).  My childhood memories of Easter are the driving force behind my Easter card. This card also features the Stamping Inlay Technique.

CottageCutz Church Scene

To create the card, follow these steps:

Step 1.  Cut out the CottageCutz Church Scene frame from white card stock.

Step 2:  Color the white cut out frame as desired along with the tiny pieces for the church’s door, windows, etc.  I used Copic Sketch Markers to color the cut out.

Step 3.  After coloring the scene and tiny church pieces, turn the frame over and add strips of a strong adhesive.

Step 4.  Turn the church scene frame back over and add the church’s windows, door, etc. that you colored in Step 3.  Ensure these pieces attach well to the adhesive.

Step 5.  Cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of blue card stock.  This will be used for the sky.

Step 6.  Cut out three white clouds using the CottageCutz Lighthouse w/ Clouds Die.

Step 7.  Position the clouds where you want them to show in the sky and attach them to the small piece of blue card stock.

Step 8.   Place the CottageCutz Church Scene Die face down on the blue piece of card stock, ensuring the sky portion of the die is fully covered by the die.

Step 9.  Run this through a die cutting machine and add the blue pieces to the sky section of the church scene frame.  Ensure the pieces adhere well.  I love the clouds behind the tree branches.  (Note the church door, windows, etc.)

Step 10.  Cut a 4″ square of dark green card stock.  Lay the CottageCutz Church Scene Die face down onto the card stock, ensuring the grassy areas of the scene are covered by the die.

Step 11.  Run this through a die cutting machine.  Because this section has tiny pieces along the fence, try to keep the pieces within the die so it will be easier to determine their appropriate location.  To accomplish this, after running the die and card stock through the die cutting machine, lift the bottom cutting board with the die still on it. Take it to your work station, turn it over so the die cuts are facing upward, and use tweezers to carefully remove the pieces and adhere them well to the church scene frame.

Step 12.  After adding all the pieces, the church scene will look similar to the following photo.  At this point, I think the scene comes alive!  The little bunny is now very visible.

Step 13.  Add the scene to a card base and add a sentiment.

(Option:  cut small leaves and attach to the two trees in the scene.)


  


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MARK 16:6-7

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said.  “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid him! 

CottageCutz Woodlands & Woodland Animals

Hello, everyone!  So glad you stopped by Guneaux Designs.  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage blog.  The project I have created for you features the wonderful stamps and dies from the CottageCutz Woodlands & Woodland Animals, and the dies from the Rustic Sign & Trees.  I had so much fun creating this card, and I hope you enjoy it!

This photo shows the card more  open than the one above.

This photo shows the card at an angle

I love the gorgeous fox images and dies from the CottageCutz Woodland Animal Set; therefore, I had to add three foxes to my card.  The little raccoon is so adorable that I planned to add two but there was not room on the card.  If you have not purchased the set yet, I promise you will have so much fun creating with it and the CttageCutz Woodlands Set.

To create the card, I stamped, colored (with copics), and cut out the images I would use for the project.

After die cutting the elements, I decided I wanted to fussy cut around them, which I did. Then I created a Step Ladder Center Cut Card with white card stock and sponged on it a sky, sun, and grass.  It was then time to load up the card with the critters.  What fun!!

If you would enjoy making a similar card, select the elements you want to showcase and color and die cut them.  Then create the Step Ladder Center Cut Card by following these instructions.

  • Cut a 7″ x 10″ piece of card stock.
  • With the 7″ side at the top of a cutting tool (henceforth, trimmer), move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,

  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark and lower the cutting arm.

  • Cut the paper from the 1″ mark to the 8-1/2″ mark.

  • Turn the card stock over, (not around or the cut lines will not match), move it to the 1-5/8″ mark on the trimmer, move the cutting blade down to the 1″ mark, and lower the cutting arm.

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark to the 8-1/2″ mark.

  • Remove card stock from the trimmer, and it will look like the following.  (NOTE: There is 1″ from the top of the 7″ side of the card stock to the first cut line, and 1-1/2″ from the cut line to the bottom.)

  • Place the card stock onto a scoring tool with the 10″ side at the top,  Ensure the 7″ side that is to the left on the scoring tool is the one that has cut lines 1″ from the side. Score at the 1″, 2″, and 3″ marks from the first cut line to the second cut line.  Score at the 5″ mark from the top to the bottom of the card stock.  Score at the 7-1/2″ from the first cut line to the second.

  • Now fold the card stock according to the following: a) 1″ score line is a mountain fold, b) 2″ score line is a valley fold, c) 3″ score line is a mountain fold, d) 5″ score line is a mountain fold on the two sides and a valley fold in the center, and e) 7-1/2″ score line is a mountain fold.
  • Decorate the card to your liking.  If desired and to support the elements placed on the back step (mountain fold) cut a 3-11/16″ x 4-7/8″ piece of card stock and attach it to the back step on which you can add your primary feature.  I added this piece to my card.  When the card is closed, this piece matches the two side folds at the top.

I hope you try this card fold and use the CottageCutz dies found at the Scrapping Cottage to showcase.  Have a great day!


COTTAGECUTZ STAMPS AND DIES USED ON THIS PROJECT:

 


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


JOHN 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you be believe this?”