Thursday, August 16, 2018
The new Elizabeth Craft Designs Snowflake Border die set by Joset Designs creates a beautiful background for these poinsettias.
This is a 6-inch square card.
This is the Snowflake Border die set used for the background.
Use a 5 1/2 inch square piece of white Soft Finish White Cardstock and cut the Snowflake Border on both the top and bottom - pictured on the right.
Use a piece of white card stock, covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and die cut the outline for the Snowflake Border See picture above on the left. Die cut two border pieces, with the adhesive on top, wide enough to fit below the snowflake border on each end of the piece on the right. Remove the adhesive covering and sprinkle on Silver Sand Soft Finish Glitter. Polish with your fingers.
Attach the two glittered borders under the die cut Snowflake Borders, using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. In my picture the glittered piece was a little longer than the Snowflake Border. The edges were trimmed off. Attach the border piece to the front of the 6-inch square card.
Use the Garden Notes Poinsettia die set and create three red poinsettias. I used PanPastels to color the leaves red. The poinsettias and leaves were shaped Green card stock was used for the green leaves. Prills were used to create the center of each poinsettia.
Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pinecone die set to die cut 8 pine boughs, using green card stock.
Use the Garden Notes Berry Spray die set and die cut two brown sprays. Create berries using red berry Nuvo Crystal Drops. Cut the sprays in small pieces to be placed behind the arrangement.
Arrange the Whitepine Boughs, Berry Spray, and Poinsettias, as shown.
Create a silver bow using silver cording.
Add Corner Peel Off Stickers to each corner of the card. Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers are very in expensive and can add just that perfect finishing touch.
This card can be mailed out in one of the Clear Acrylic Boxes.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
I have been having so much fun getting a head start on all my holiday cards using the new Joset Designs holiday die and stamp sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Today I have a card using the new Santa Sleigh die set. I love to pull out some of the older die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs and combine them with the newer die sets. For this card I also used some of Susan's CountryScape die sets to create the background for this pretty sleigh.
This is a 6-inch square card. A piece of the ModaScrap White Christmas card stock was used for the blue snowy background.
Use the older Joset Designs Reindeer die set and die cut two of the snow banks, using white card stock. Alternate the pieces along the bottom of the card. Trim off any that hang over the end of the card.
Use Susan's CountryScape Woods 1 die set and die cut two white trees. One tree was attached to the left side of the card. A few branches needed to be trimmed on the side. Cut the other tree apart and glue to the right side of the card, as shown. Trim off any branches that go over the edge. Use a light gray marker to highlight the embossed marks in the tree.
Use the Santa's Sleigh die set and red velvet paper to die cut the sleigh. Use dark brown card stock to die cut the runner of the sleigh. (Place the bottom of the sleigh over the brown card stock to die cut, and trim across the bottom of the sleigh, as shown.) To give this piece a shine, the brown die cut was pressed into a VersaMark ink pad and then clear embossed. Attach the brown runner over the bottom of the red sleigh. Use a piece of gold card stock and die cut the top of the sleigh and trim off the edge to go across the top of the sleigh (see photo). Glue to the sleigh. Attach the sleigh to the card using dimensional tape.
Use the Santa's Sleigh die set to die cut the three gifts. Use white card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top to die cut the boxes. Remove the covering over the adhesive and sprinkle on Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your fingers to bring out the shine.
Use the Santa's Sleigh die set and die cut the three bows, using red velvet paper. Attach the bows to the silver glittered boxes. Attach the gifts in the sleigh.
Use the CountryScapes Country Critters and die cut three Cardinals, using red velvet paper. You can turn one die cut backwards to have birds facing different directions. Color the beak black with a fine marker and add an eye to each bird.
Use the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp the sentiment at the top of the card, using black VersaFine ink.
You can shop for the products from Elizabeth Craft Designs by clicking on the links provided below.
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Monday, August 13, 2018
Today the Elizabeth Craft design team is excited to share cards for the new holiday release by Joset van de Burgt. In this release, there are 13 new die sets and 2 new holiday sentiment stamp sets. You can see all the creative cards on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK.
For my I used the new Moose die set. I love this cute set; it is a set that is great for holiday cards but could be used for a variety of cards, all year long.
1. Use a 6-inch card. Cover the front with a piece of the design paper from the ModaScrap White Christmas paper pack.
2. Use the Dotted Scallop Oval die set and die cut one oval for the background for the moose and tree.
3. Use the Moose die set and die cut all the pieces using white Soft Finish Cardstock. Sponge on the color. Assemble the moose using the Kids Choice Glue.
4. Use the Reindeer die set (which is an older die set) and die cut one evergreen tree, using green card stock. Use the small Elizabeth Craft Designs scissors to cut the branches apart. Shade the ends of the branches with a darker green ink. Use the Leaf Tool from the Flower Tool Kit to shape the tree. Sponge brown ink down the center. Attach the tree, using a piece of dimensional tape, just down the center of the tree. Fluff out the ends of the branches, for dimension.
5. Attach the Moose, using glue.
6. Use the new Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set and stamp the sentiment, using brown ink.
7. Use the snowflake die in the Reindeer die set and die cut 6 snowflakes. Attach the snowflakes as shown.
I will continue to post cards this week using some of the other new die sets. Be sure to visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today for inspiration using all the new products recently available.
You can shop for the products used on my card by clicking on the product links below.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Today I have a card with a very pretty background. Strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive were used to create glittery diagonal strips.
Start with a 6 inch square card. Cover the front with a slightly smaller True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.
Use a 5 1/2 inch square piece of white card stock to use for the background for glitter strips. Layer 6mm clear double sided adhesive strips across the white card stock, leaving a small space between each strip. Starting at upper left corner, peel back all adhesive coverings down about 1/3 of the way and sprinkle on Go To Green Silk Microsoft Glitter. Rub glitter in well with fingers to set. Brush off excess glitter. Peel adhesive covering down about 2/3 of the way down and sprinkle on Spring Peridot Silk Microsoft Glitter. Rub glitter in well, then brush off excess. Pull off all the adhesive strips and add Soft Green silk microfine glitter. Rub in glitter and brush off excess. All the excess glitters can be put back in the glitter jars. Add this glittered background to the front of the card.
Use the Dotted Scallop Oval die set and die cut one oval. Use Susan's Butterfly Is Proof stamp for the sentiment. Stamp with Black VersaFine ink. Attach to lower left corner of the card.
Use the Garden Notes Cosmos die set and create seven flowers. Shape the flowers with the Flower Tool Kit and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Add yellow pollen to the stamens.
Use the Garden Notes Berry Spray die set. Die cut two spray with kraft card stockand glue together for stability. Use purple Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries. Cut the Berry Spray in small sprigs to be placed behind the flowers.
Die cut three leaf branches using the Leafy Branch die set.
Use the A Way With Words Amazing-Beautiful die set to die cut one white 'Beautiful' sentiment. Attach to the top of the card, as shown.
Use the A Way With Words Butterfly Flourish to die cut the butterfly. Color with sponges or markers.
Arrange the Leafy Branches, Berry Spray and flowers across the center of the card, as shown. Attach the butterfly under the sentiment.
This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
You can shop for products used by clicking on the links below.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
The Joset Designs current release has die sets from cute to elegant for your holiday cards. Today I used the new Elegant Christmas Tree along with the 'Gift' dies from the Santa's Sleigh die set to create this elegant card.
The card size is 6-inches square. A piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish card stock was added to the front of the card.
Using the Garden Scene die set, a white frame was die cut using White Soft Finish Cardstock.
The largest die from the Garden Notes Frame It/Square die set was taped inside the Garden Scene frame and run through the die cutting machine. This die cut the open frame, leaving a stitched line around the edge. I love the stitches along the edge of the frame. Attach a piece of the Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to the back of the open frame, using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Use the Elegant Christmas tree die set and die cut the overlay for the tree, using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use a piece of card stock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive attached to the back of it. This will make it easy to attach it to the solid tree which will be die cut next.
Use a piece of White card stock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive attached to one side to die cut the solid tree. Place the die on top of the Adhesive side. Once die cut, peel back the adhesive covering and sprinkle with Silver Sand Soft Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter with your fingers.
Die cut the Stars in the Elegant Christmas Tree die set. Use white card stock with adhesive on top. Use the Silver Sand Soft Microfine Glitter over the adhesive. Polish the glitter.
Attach the Elegant Christmas Tree overlay on top of the solid die cut tree . Attach the tree to the card front using dimensional tape. Attach the stars to the top of the tree, using dimensional tape.
Use the Box and Bow dies from the new Santa's Sleigh die set for the gifts. Use white card stock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive attached on top. The gift boxes and bows are glittered. Use the Silver Sand Soft Microfine Glitter for all three gifts. Use Cool Diamond Soft Microfine Glitter for the Bows. Attach next to the tree, as shown, using dimensional tape for two of the gifts.
Use the Words 5 - Winter Wishes die set and die cut the sentiment. Use the Soft Sky card stock. Use a glitter pen and color the sentiment. Attach to the card as shown.
Use clear rhinestones to decorate the tree and add a few around the tree. Add a rhinestone to the center of the smallest star.
Attach the framed picture to the front of the card using dimensional tape or a square of Fun Foam on the back of the frame.
You can purchase the products used by clicking on the product links below.
Monday, August 6, 2018
Where I live, we usually see at least one moose each year. They are my favorite wildlife to see. Joset has a cute moose in her new release at Elizabeth Craft Designs and I couldn't resist creating a scene I might see close to home.
To begin, a frame was created using the ModaScrap Wood Effect design paper and the Happy Frame XL frame set. A piece of blue card stock was attached to the back of the frame.
To create the scene, the Lake Scene die set was used to die cut both the frame and scene, using Soft Finish White Cardstock. The boat, ramp, and cattails were cut out of the design, using the small Elizabeth Craft Designs scissors. Sponges were used to color all the elements of the design. Before sponging on color, a strip of Post-It Note was pressed down around the edges of the frame to avoid getting ink on it. A piece of white card stock, cut 6 inches square was used for a backing to the die cut scene. Before attaching to the frame, dark blue was sponged on the top portion for the sky, a lighter blue sponged in the middle for the water in the lake, and brown sponged on the lower portion for the ground. The die cut scene was glued to the colored backing.
The Moose die set was used to die cut all the pieces, using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress ink was sponged on each piece and then glued together, using Kids Choice Glue. The moose was attached slightly behind the evergreen tree on the right. The framed piece was then attached inside the Happy Frame.
This was a very fun project to complete. A hanger will be attached to the back of this framed piece and will be hung in the bedroom I have decorated will moose items.
Links are provided below for the products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The Holidays seem to arrive so fast for most of us. It is nice to get an early start on holiday cards. I'm sure there are special people on your mailing list that would love to receive a keepsake card, such as this one. This card can be mailed out in one of the Clear Acrylic Boxes, attached to the top of a box, front of a gift bag, or even placed inside a gift bag.
Use a six-inch square card. Cover the front with a piece of the ModaScrap design paper from the Unconditional Christmas paper pack. Distress the edges before attaching to the card.
Use Silver Line Peel Off Stickers to line the edges of the design paper.
Use Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and sponge lightly around the Hexagon.
Use Joset's Designs Winter Sentiments stamp set for the sentiment. This is a long sentiment. Ink only 'Happy' on the stamp and center and stamp, just above the center of the Hexagon. Clean stamp and ink only 'Holidays' and stamp centered below 'Happy'. Use VersaFine Black ink to stamp and clear emboss.
Attach the Hexagon and Hexagon Frame down on the upper right side of the card. Use Silver Line Peel Off Stickers around the die cut Hexagon Frame to help it stand out. Use Silver Snowflake Peel Off Stickers to decorate around the sentiment.
Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecone die set to die cut 10 pineboughs and enough pieces to create one pinecone. Susan's video will show how to shape the Whitepine Boughs and and how create the Pinecone. Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter was added to the Whitepine Boughs, for a frosty appearance.
Use the Garden Notes Holiday Holly & Berry die set to create four holly leaves. Instructions for coloring the holly are also included in Susan's video.
Use the Garden Notes Berry Branch and die cut two pieces. Color the stems light brown. Use Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries
Assemble the pineboughs, berry branches, holly leaves and flowers as shown.
This card can be mailed in one of the clear Acrylic boxes.
Friday, July 27, 2018
In the area where I live, the farmers grow large fields of sunflowers. People love to come and admire these fields of beautiful flowers. Today I decided to work with Susan's Sunflower 2 die set to create my card. This is a card that could be used for many different occasions.
This is a 6 inch square card. A piece of the ModaScrap Wood Efffects design paper was added to the front.
In my stash, I had a piece of watercolor paper that I had created a background using Oxide Distress Inks. I used this piece and Susan's new Frame It/Rectangle die set to create a frame for the sentiment. The frame was backed with a piece of ivory card stock. Susan's Seeds of Thought - Sunshine & Love rubber stamp was used for the sentiment. The rectangle was attached to the upper right corner with dimensional tape.
Susan's Garden Notes Galvanized Bucket die set was used for the container for the bouquet. A piece of the Through The Lens - Stone card stock was used for the die cut bucket. It was attached using dimensional tape.
Use the Garden Notes Sunflower 2 die set and create three sunflowers. Shape the flowers and leaves using Susan's Flower Tool Kit. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Add pollen to the center of each flower.
Use the Garden Notes Berry Spray die set for the berry branches. Use Nuvo Crystal Drops for the Berries. Use a black thin tip marker to add a dot of black to the end of each berry.
Use the Garden Notes Ostrich Fern die set to die cut three ferns. Die cut using a light green card stock and sponge on yellow, orange and rust inks to give it an autumn color.
Use the Leafy Branch die set and die cut three branches. Shape the leaves with the leaf tool in the Flower Tool Kit.
Arrange the ferns, leafy branch, berry spray and sunflowers in the bucket, as shown.
This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
I love working with Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Garden Notes die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The detail in all her dies helps to create very realistic flowers. For these beautiful flowers, I used the Garden Notes Tuberous Begonia die set.
These are the flowers Susan's showed us how to assemble in her last Susan's Garden Club Facebook Video. In every video, Susan shows very detailed, step by step, instructions. You can watch this video at this LINK. There is so much to learn in each of Susan's videos.
Above is the card I designed using the begonias.
First a background was created using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Kaleidoscope Background die. First, 100 lb Soft Finish Cardstock was used to die cut the Background to create a stencil. It was taped down on another piece of white cardstock then Texture Paste was spread over the open areas. The stencil was pulled off and the piece set aside to dry.
A double frame was created using Susan's Frame It/Stitched Rectangles. The largest frame die cut using white card stock and a smaller peach frame die cut to fit inside the white frame. Once the texture paste was dry, the two frames were attach on top, using dimensional tape between each layer. This piece was attached to the front of the card.
Use the Garden Notes Tuberous Begonia die set to die cut pieces for three begonias. Color and arrange as shown on Susan's Video.
Use the Garden Notes Ostrich Fern die set to die cut 5 ferns, using white card stock. Sponge on green ink and then light orange or rush ink on the tips. Shape with the tools in the Flower Tool Kit.
Use the Garden Notes Berry Spray die set and die cut one spray. Add Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries. I use a dark red to create the berries. The spray was cut apart and arranged behind the flowers.
Use the Pair of Leaves 1 die set and die cut three sets of leaves. Shape using the flower tool kit.
Arrange the Ostrich Fern, Berry Spray and Pair of Leaves on the left side of the frame. Add the Begonias and Begonia Leaves, as shown.
This card is 6 inches tall and will fit inside the clear acrylic mailing box from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
You can shop for the products used by clicking on the links below.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Christmas in July! I like to get a head start on working on my holiday cards and projects. Today I created a home decor piece. I used a die set that was released by ModaScrap last year called 'Christmas Flower'. You can use this die set to create a large decorative poinsettia or use it to create a beautiful base to hold a battery votive candle.
This is the Elizabeth Craft Designs ModaScrap die set used for the Christmas Flower.
Using only the Christmas Flower die set, the flower for the votive candle was created. Two of the largest pieces were die cut for the red petals and one of the same size die cut for the green leaves. To give the flower a lot of shape/dimension, Susan's Flower Tool Kit was used to shape it. To help separate the two petal levels, a piece of double sided dimensional tape was placed between the layers. This is a quick and easy project.
This votive is beautiful, but I wondered what it would look like if I added more greenery and created a pretty covering for the votive candle. To accomplish this, I used the Festive Glow and Beautiful Baubles die sets.
To create the cover to go over the flame-less candle, three decorative candle pieces were die cut using the Festive Glow die set. White card stock was used that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. To create a sleeve for these three pieces to attach to, a piece of Vellum was cut long enough to wrap around the candle, adding enough vellum at the end to be doubled under to create a sleeve. The Adhesive covering was removed and each die cut candle was placed side by side on the vellum strip. A piece of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive was placed along the extra vellum on the end to attach behind the end of the die cut candle pieces. The decorative candle covering was slipped over the candle.
For the greenery, the Beautiful Baubles die set was used. Ten evergreen boughs were die cut. The boughs were shaded using PanPastels. The small Elizabeth Craft Designs Scissors were used to cut between the pine needles to give them fullness. The boughs were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit. The pine boughs were attached below the completed Christmas Flower.
These votives will make great decorations on any table or be a great small gift. They would also be beautiful place cards on your holiday table. Instead of creating the candle covering using the Festive Glow, a narrow band of card stock could be used to write a name on and
slipped over the candle.
You can shop for the products used by clicking on the links below.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Good Morning. It is time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs challenge for the design team. This month our challenge was to create a summer themed card that includes the new Blackboard Alphabet and/or Numbers die sets. The team has come up with so many great ideas and you can view them all on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK.
For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners.
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post, or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post, and tell us: What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you use the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets.
Three lucky winners will be selected in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, July 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and Facebook page.
To create my card, start with a 6-inch square card.
1. Create a background using watercolor paper and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Rub the ink pad on a Teflon work sheet, spritz with water, then dip the watercolor paper in the ink to achieve a marbled effect. Dry with a heat tool before attaching to the card front.
2. Use the new Blackboard Alphabet die set and die cut the word FRIEND, using black cardstock. Place a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the cardstock prior to die cutting to make it easy to attach to the card.
3. Use the If Animals Could Talk stamp set for the sentiment. The stamp used has two lines on it but use only the top line. Stamp the sentiment using black ink on watercolor paper and trim around the words on the top line. Attach under the die cut FRIEND.
4. Use Susan's new Baby's Breath die set and create one stem of flowers. This stem will be cut apart to be placed behind the pink flowers.
5. Use Susan's Gerbera Daisy die set and create 3 pink flowers. Shape the flowers and leaves using Susan's Flower Tool Kit and assemble using the Kids Choice Glue. Attach the flowers as shown. Glue small pieces of the Baby's Breath behind the flowers then add the Gerbera Daisy leaves.
I think any friend would love to receive a card with these pretty Gerbera Daisies and Baby's Breath.
You can send this card in one of the Clear Acrylic Boxes from Elizabeth Craft Designs.