Saturday, September 24, 2016
Good Morning. Today I have a card that has a variety of dies from the new releases at Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The beautiful sentiment is one of Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words die cuts. To back the gold die cut sentiment, I used one of the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Ovals dies, and die cut a piece of white card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top. The adhesive covering was pulled off and Cool Diamond Silk Microsoft Glitter added. The Peace sentiment was attached in the center of the oval, then Red Glitter Peel Off Sticker Dots added around the outside edge.
For the background, the largest Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Frame was die cut, using white card stock. The red layer on top, is the Postage Stamp Rectangle die cut. The pretty heart design is the Els van de Burgt Studio Heart Background die cut. Isn't it beautiful! It was glued on top of the Postage Stamp Rectangle. Around the outside of the Heart Background, I used Els Holiday Garlands 1 die set to die cut the holly border out of green card stock - 4 garlands were die cut. Red Glitter Peel Off Stickers were added between the Holly Leaves.
The flower was created using the new Susan's Garden Notes Small Poinsettia dies. Prills were added to the center of the flower.
The products used can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
A Way With Words - Peace (new)
Postage Stamp Rectangles (Coming Soon)
Holiday Garlands 1 (Coming Soon)
Thursday, September 22, 2016
When it is cold what is nicer than a nice warm sweater! I have been posting a lot of different sweaters I have created using Joset Designs Winter Sweater die set, but this one was especially fun.
In my stash (for years) I had a spool of red trim and did not know what to do with it. When I was thinking of ways to create fun sweaters, this trim came to mind and it was actually pretty easy to use to create this sweater. The Winter Sweater was die cut with a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive on white card stock. The Adhesive covering was cut with scissors up along the sleeve line, so I would working with just the body of the sweater to begin with. There is a string along the top edge of this trim that I layered going across the body of the sweater. When you use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive, it makes it easy to attach. Each row was trimmed just as wide as the body of the sweater. Once the body was filled in with the trim, the covering over the Adhesive was pulled off the arms and trim added the same way. The cuffs were die cut using white card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive, and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter added. The cuffs were added after the red trim was all attached. You can trim the length of some of the red trim, when needed to stay within the die cut. Three small white pom poms were added down the front.
Three of Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words die sets were used for the sentiment; Warm Thoughts, Calligraphic Elements 2 and Cozy. They were die cut using Gold Shimmer Sheetz.
The Els van de Burgt Studio new Holiday Garlands 2 die set was used to die cut the border along the bottom of the card.
How many ways can you think of to decorate this cute Winter Sweater die cut?
The products you can purchase from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
It always makes me happy to create a card using Suzanne Cannon's Quietfire Creations, A Way With Words dies along with Susan Tierney-Cockburn's flower dies.
Today I have the card I designed for my Quietfire Creations Design Team Blog Post, using the A Way With Words - Cherish die. To give dimension to the beautiful sentiment, it was die cut four times and all four glued together.
This is a 6x6 inch card. I used a piece of ScrapBerry's Happily Ever After Design Paper I received from a friend in the Netherlands for the background. To frame the sentiment, I used Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Oval die set. This die will be Coming Soon from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
To match the flowers in the design paper, I used Susan's Garden Notes Peony and Garden Notes Hydrangea die sets. The corners were die cut using the Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 die set. To complete the card, a few white pearls were used on the Entwined Oval and under the sentiment.
Be sure to check out all the Quietfire Creations, A Way With Words die sets at this LINK to help you create beautiful cards and projects.
The Elizabeth Craft Designs dies can be found at this Link.
Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Ovals (Coming Soon Tab)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Creating masculine cards are sometimes difficult. Today I used the Joset Designs Ice Skates and Winter Sweater dies to create a masculine card. The A Way With Words "Winter" die cut is from the 4-Seasons die set.
The skates were die cut using black card stock instead of white, which is more traditional for women. Thin tan twine was used to lace the boots. To lace, start at the top and skip every other hole then go back up and thread through the other holes. Add the bow from the Ice Skates die set.
The sweater was die cut using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front. Using a craft knife, stripes were cut across the sleeves. The covering was pulled off and Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter sprinkled on. The cuffs were die cut with the Adhesive and Turquoise Glitter added. The glitter was well polished with my fingers then the area cleaned up. Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter was added to the rest of the sweater. To make the sweater masculine, I used the Anchor from the Joset Designs Lighthouse die set. It was also glittered.
Here is a picture of the same card without the Winter Sweater. I'm not sure which one I like the best!
For the background, I used a piece of the Els van de Burgt Stone Through the Lens design paper. The new Els van de Burgt Chevron Background die was used to frame the die cut Skates. It was die cut using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top of card stock, then sprinkled with Cool Diamond Silk Microsoft Glitter. Two different pieces of card stock from my stash was used behind the die cut design.
Assemble the card as shown leaving room for the A Way With Words Winter die cut at the top. Snowflake and Line Silver Peel Off Stickers were added to complete the card.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Have you seen all the new dies just released from Elizabeth Craft Designs? This card is designed using the Joset Designs Hedgehog, Mushroom die sets, and the Els van de Burgt Studio new Postage Stamp Rectangle and Entwined Circles, and Entwined Ovals die sets.
This is a 6x6 inch card with a piece of plaid design paper in the background. A large Stitched Square was die cut using Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock. On top is layered one of the new Postage Stamp Rectangles. A fine lined marker was used to draw a black line inside the Postage Stamp Rectangle.
The Hedgehog was die cut using dark brown and tan card stock. Brown ink was sponged on the face and feet.
The Mushrooms were die cut using tan shades of card stock and were glued together. The grass die from this set was die cut 4 times to glue across the bottom of the card.
The smallest Entwined Circle was die cut to frame the sentiment.
The flower dies from the Entwined Ovals die set were used to create the flower. Susan's Garden Prills were added to the center of the flower.
The Joset Designs General Sentiment Clear Stamp Set was used for the sentiment.
These products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Aren't these little Birds cute! They are a new die set by Joset Designs at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They come with dies to dress them up for the cold winter season. To express their thoughts, I have used the new Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words - Brrrrrr die cut sentiment.
This is a 6x6 inch card. The little birds were die cut using White Soft Finish Cardstock which has a nice texture to it. Light blue ink was sponged on the bird's body and little wings. The feet die cut was colored yellow and glued to the back of the body.
A black Prill was added to the eye of each bird.
To achieve the sparkly hats and scarf, use a piece of card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive to die cut those pieces then sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter of your choice. Glue the tassel and brims onto the hats. Attach the hats and scarfs to the birds.
To ground the birds, use another piece of card stock with Adhesive on the front to die cut a snow bank for the bottom of the card. Sprinkle with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
There is a lot of Glitter on this card! Using more card stock with the Clear Double Sided Adhesive, die cut the Els van de Burgt 5-Part Pine and the A Way With Words Brrrrr Sentiment with an extra snowflake. Add Go To Green Silk Microfine Glitter to the tree and attach to the card with dimensional glue dots. Add Silver Silk Microfine Glitter to the Sentiment and Snowflakes and attach at the top of the card. To finish the card, use Silver Line Peel Off Stickers to frame the scene.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Good Morning. Today I have a have a card designed using one of Suzanne Cannon's beautiful Quietfire Creations stamps. I love the message on this stamp - it tells us we all need to try, even if we are not the best!
I used a piece of 6x6 inch design paper for the background. To frame the sentiment, I die cut two ovals using the new Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Ovals from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The ovals were glued to the design paper. Using the Misti Precision Stamping Tool, the sentiment was stamped inside the oval using VersaFine Black Ink.
Using Susan's Garden Notes Chrysanthemum and Zinnia dies, flowers were die cut for the bottom of the card. I wanted to add a bird similar to the one in the design paper, so I used Susan's Garden Birds 1 die set. The flowers and bird were attached at the bottom of the Entwined Oval.
You can purchase the Quietfire Creations "The Woods Would Be Very Silent" stamp set at this LINK.
The Elizabeth Craft Designs dies include:
Monday, September 12, 2016
Autumn is such a wonderful time of year with all the beautiful Fall colors! It is that time of year we love to decorate our porches and yards with beautiful mums/chrysanthemums.
For my Susan's Garden Design Team Blog Post at Elizabeth Craft Designs today, I have designed a card using many of the colors we see this time of year. The flowers were created with Susan’s Garden Notes Chrysanthemum dies. Other dies used are the Susan’s Garden – Garden Patch Woodland Leaves, Leafy Branch, Berry Branch, and the new Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Circles, Joset Designs Birds, and Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.
This is a 6×6 inch card. The background is a slightly smaller piece of
Buttercream Colored Soft Finish Cardstock.
Die cut enough petals to create six Garden Patch Chrysanthemums. The flowers were die cut using Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock and sponged with Really Rust Distress Ink. They were shaped using Susan’s Flower Tool Kit.
Die cut a variety of the Woodland Leaves and sponge on different Autumn colors. Spritz with water to blend. Shape the leaves with the Flower shaping tools
Use the Leafy Branch die to die cut three branches out of Soft Finish Rust Cardstock. Use the Leaf Tool to draw a line down the center of each leaf to shape. You will be cutting the branches apart to fit behind the flowers.
Use the Berry Branch die to die cut three branches. I used a dark burgundy card stock then added Love Letter irResistible Pico embellisher to each berry. Set aside to dry. These branches will also be cut apart to place behind flowers
Die cut the largest Entwined Circle using Rust Cardstock.
Stamp the sentiment, using black ink, on to Rust Cardstock; cut around the sentiment using scissors. This stamp is from a Winter Sentiments stamp set but it is versatile for any time of year!
Use the new Joset Designs Birds die set and die cut one bird – you need to die cut the body, the feet, and the little wing. Once assembled, I added a black Prill for the eye. I used dimensional glue dots to attach the flowers and glue for the other die cut pieces.
Assemble the card as shown.
Entwined Circles (This die is in the new Els van de Burgt Studio release)
Sunday, September 11, 2016
It is so fun to work with the new Joset Designs Winter Sweater die set to see how many different sweaters you can create. You can watch the Elizabeth Craft Designs - Technique Friday with Els YouTube Video for instructions. Els guest designer this week is Joset to show you how to assemble the Winter Sweater. Joset also displays many different sweater ideas. Go to this Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube Video at this LINK.
This is a 6x6 inch card. For the background, I used a piece of design paper I received from a dear friend in the Netherlands called Winter Bauble.
The Winter Sweater was die cut using light blue felt. I used a piece of design paper, with an Argyle design, and cut out the narrow strip to go down the front of the sweater. To dress it up, I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Silver Line Stickers to go around the edges of the design, plus around the collar and cuffs.
For a frame, I used the Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Ovals and Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Oval die sets to die cut it, using Soft Finish White Cardstock. The two frames were glued together. Silver Peel Off Sticker Glitter Dots were added into the die cut circles in the frame. Silver Peel Off Merry Christmas Stickers were used for the sentiment. On the same sticker sheet, there are little stars, which were arranged around the sweater. Silver Peel Off Corner Stickers were used on each corner. It is so nice to have the Peel Off Stickers to add finishing touches to your projects!
I have more cards designed using Joset's new Winter Sweater die set that I will be posting soon. You can also check out all the cards on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page.
The following Supplies can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Friday, September 9, 2016
Doesn't this Christmas Pudding look delicious!
The holidays are filled with so many wonderful things, which include eating things that are special for the holiday. The Joset Designs Christmas Pudding die set helps us celebrate this tradition. I have never made a Christmas Pudding, but after working with this die, that will be one of the new recipes I must try.
This is the card I designed for my Elizabeth Craft Designs design team blog post at this LINK.
Start with a 7 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cover the front with either design paper of your choice or use another piece of white card stock as I did with scored lines down the front, to create stripes.
Start with a 7 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cover the front with either design paper of your choice or use another piece of white card stock as I did with scored lines down the front, to create stripes.
Use the Joset Designs Christmas Pudding die set to die cut all the pieces using the White Soft Finish Cardstock. This cardstock has a beautiful textured finish. Sponge the "cake" die cut using Tea Dye Distress Ink, then sponge Aged Mahogany Distress Ink along the bottom. Sponge a little Tea Dye Distress Ink along the bottom portion of the icing.
Using Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, die cut the "trims" for the cake plate using a Metal Adaptor Plate. Glue these pieces to the plate then add small Red Glitter Dots to the scallops along the bottom of the plate. Glue the icing to the top of the pudding and attach to the cake plate. Use a piece of white card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on one side to die cut the Holly and Berries. Use Silk Microfine Glitter; I used True Red for the Berries and Go To Green for the Holly Leaves. Glue to the top of the pudding.
Use the largest Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Circle die to die cut a circle, using design paper of your choice. Cut the circle in half about 1 1/2" from the bottom of the edge, to use as a doily. I used a Gold Line Peel Off Sticker for a trim along the edge, just above the scallops of the die cut. Use a thin line gold Line Peel Off Sticker to go around the top edge of the scallop trim on the plate, and on the two gold trim die cuts on the bottom of the cake plate.
Die cut the A Way With Words Merry Christmas using Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Use a Metal Adaptor Plate to die cut.
Assemble the card as shown. To finish the card, use Gold Line and Corner Peel Off Stickers to outline the card front.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
I love creating scenes with my die sets whether it is using Susan's CountryScapes die sets or other dies available from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have used a variety of collections to create this card.
This is a 6x6 inch card. Using the largest Els van de Burgt Fitted Ovals die set to die cut an oval in the center of a piece of Soft Finish White card stock. (This piece should be slightly smaller than your 6x6 inch card.) Use the two largest Fitted Ovals dies to die cut 3 outline ovals. These three oval die cuts will be glued together and will frame the die cut oval opening.
Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to a piece of card stock. Die cut three mountain pieces using Joset Designs Skis die set. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the mountain die cuts. Arrange and glue them together to create a mountain range scene.
Using another piece of card stock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive, use Karen Burniston's Outdoor Edges die set, to cut one edge with the trees and one snow bank edge. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to these die cuts. Use Karen's Evergreen Pivot Card die set to die cut three small Evergreen trees, using white card stock. These trees will not be glittered. Use Karen's All Season Tree die set to die cut 5 snowflakes using white card stock.
Use Susan Tierney-Cockburn's - Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs die set to die cut four boughs.
Assemble the card as shown.
Use Suzanne Cannon's A Way With Words Noel die, to die cut one sentiment, using white card stock. Use the same die and a piece of white fun foam to cut another sentiment. The fun foam, die cuts like "butter"! Using the fun foam will give dimension to the sentiment. Glue the card stock sentiment over the die cut fun foam die cut. If you use Clear Double Sided Adhesive behind the card stock die cut sentiment, it is easier to attach to the fun foam. Attach the sentiment to the bottom of the die cut oval.
Creating scenes is very fun. Have you given it a try?
Products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Have you been over to Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the new Joset Designs dies and stamp set to create fabulous "Winter Themed" cards?
This card is designed using Joset's new Winter Sweater die sets. There are so many ways you can create totally different sweaters. I chose to add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to a piece of white card stock and die cut the sweater, with the die on the release side of the card stock, so I could add glitter. To create a three toned sweater, I peeled down the top portion of the release sheet and poured on Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter. Next I pulled down just a little further on the release paper to create a narrow strip in the center, and poured on Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter. For the bottom of the sweater, I used Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter. All the glitter was rubbed in well with my fingers to give it a very glittery finish. The die cut for the collar, cuffs and bottom of the sweater were die cut, using the Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the card stock, and Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter added. The white pieces were glued in place on the sweater. The snowflake in this set was die cut using just plain white card stock and was attached on the top portion of the sweater. I wanted some definition between the different glitters, so I die cut several of the Els van de Burgt Studio Chains 1 using white card stock. Small pieces of the Chain was cut and glued on to define the stripped look.
This is a 6x6 inch card. A white piece of card stock was cut slightly smaller and scored along the edges. For the background on this piece, I stamped the snowflake, from Joset's Winter Sentiments stamp set, using a light purple ink.
For the frames, I used Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Oval dies to die cut two sizes of ovals using purple card stock for the largest, and white card stock for the smaller frame. For the dark purple frame, I used the Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals die set. There is dimensional tape between the ovals to give them dimension.
At the top of the white oval, I used one of the stamps from Joset's new Winter Sentiments clear stamp set. The sweater was attached with dimensional tape on the oval frame. To complete the card, purple rhinestones were added to the corners of the card, and one added to the center of the snowflake on the sweater.
I am sure you would have fun creating a winter sweater or how about creating a sweater with a school's letter or mascot!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Let It Snow -- Can you tell someone is loving the snow! This snowman is. This is the card I designed for my Quietfire Creations Design Team Blog Post using Suzanne Cannon's new A Way With Words - Let It Snow die. You can see complete details on the Quietfire Creations Blog at this LINK.
Be sure to check out all the beautiful A Way With Words dies to create your beautiful holiday cards.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Today I have another Christmas card for you. This is a 5x7 inch card. A piece of plaid design paper was added to the front. To create the frame, use the largest Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Rectangle to die cut a red frame and the largest Stitched Rectangle to die cut a white frame.
Use Susan's new Snowstorm & Mounds Stencil to create a background on the white Stitched Rectangle. Place the "dots" up close to the edge and center the stencil, taping down with removable tape so it won't move. Run it through your die cutting machine to emboss the design. Another way to get the Snowstorm effect, is to use Texture Paste over the Stencil, or you can sponge on color through the stencil. Attach the embossed frame to the red die cut frame.
Die cut the Cardinal using Susan's new Garden Notes Garden Birds 1 die set. Color with makers.
For the glittered branches, attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive to white card stock. Place the Garden Notes Whitepine Bough die on the adhesive side and die cut three branches. It is easier to die cut if you use the Metal Adaptor Plate when using card stock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Use Go To Green Silk Microfine Glitter to cover the adhesive. Be sure to polish the glitter with your fingers after applying it, so it will become very sparkly.
Use the new A Way With Words - Merry Christmas 2 die to die cut the sentiment out of Gold Shimmer Sheetz. Again, use the Metal Adaptor Plate.
Attach the embossed frame over design paper. Start assembling the design by first attaching the die cut "Christmas" so the bottom of the sentiment is even with the bottom of the card. Next attach the "Merry" die cut. Now you can attach the Pineboughs so they do not cover up the sentiment. Attach the Cardinal as shown, with a dimensional glue dot.
For a little more elegance, add Gold Peel Off Line Stickers around the white embossed frame and around the edge of the design paper.
This card will mail in a 5x7 envelope.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016
Do you decorate your Christmas tree with Gingerbread cookies. Joset Designs new Gingerbread Man die set is perfect to create cute cards, scrapbook holiday pages, and to make garlands for your tree. For this card I have used the new Joset Designs Gingerbread Man die set, the new A Way With Words – Merry Christmas 2 die, Susan’s Garden Notes new Poinsettia-Small die set.
Start with a white card base of 6×6 inches. Cover the front with a piece of design paper of your choice.
Die cut both pieces of the Gingerbread Man using Soft Finish White Cardstock. Sponge on Really Rust Distress Ink. Layer (glue) the two pieces together. Be sure to save the eyes and the mouth from this die cut.
Use White card stock to die cut the other two die pieces – the scarf, bow tie, buttons, candy cane and the icing trims.
Use a red marker to color the scarf, bow, and to add stripes to the candy cane.
Glue the white pieces to the Gingerbread Man as shown. I added a small black circle to each eye.
Use Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock to die cut the A Way With Words Merry Christmas and the petals for the Garden Notes Small Poinsettia. Assemble the Poinsettia using Susan’s Flower Tool Kit. Add Prills to the center of the flower.
Die cut Susan’s Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs using dark green card stock.
Use Els van de Burgt Studio Ropes 1 die set to die cut the rope, using Soft Finish White Cardstock. Sponge with Really Rust Distress Ink.
Assemble the card as shown. Add a Red Glitter Dot Peel Off Sticker to the center of the bow on the Gingerbread Man.
The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs :