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Jackie Jasper

Paper flowers

‘smell the flowers’

June 22, 2022

Hello everyone, Jackie here with today’s post.

I just want to say what an amazing design team we have here at Elizabeth Crafts Designs, I am constantly blown away by the talent of my fellow teamies. My post today has been inspired by the beautiful work from Tina Guigui Dornbaum and you can find the inspirational design here: Sending Hugs & Kisses Mini Slimline Card – Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Step One:

Attach a small light blue piece of scrap card to the top half of a top folding A2 card blank. Die cut a stitched rectangle panel slightly smaller than die cut a small circle in the top centre using a small circular die.

Step Two:

Die cut the daffodil’s into a pale yellow and green cardstock then ink around the edges to add some definition.

Step Three:

Attach the stitched panel to the card front using 3d foam pads. Fix the daffodils on top starting with the stems.

Step Four:

Stamp out the sentiment on black card using embossing ink then sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with a heat tool. Fix across the stems using more 3d foam pads then add a few clear gems to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope both Tina and myself have inspired you to give this these beautiful daffodils cards a go.

Happy crafting – Jackie x

Elizabeth Craft Designs Product used:

Joset Designs

Splatter cow

June 11, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s my turn today to share my latest design with you all. I do like to make all sorts of styles in cardmaking but my most favourite is the more clean and simple style, here we have a simple card that fits that theme perfectly.

Step One:

Using a sheet of white card and some watered down black acrylic paint, splatter the whole sheet then set aside to dry. The bigger the brush the bigger the splatters.

Tip: Place the white card inside a cardboard box to contain the splashes.

Step Two:

Die cut the cow mostly using the splattered sheet see image below for all the different pieces, ink the nose and udder using distress ink spun sugar and ink around the white edges using black ink.

Step Three:

Attach a panel of splattered card measuring 5.5 x 1″ to the front of a top folding A2 card black.

Step Four:

Trim another panel of white card measuring 5.5 x 3.5, attach a strip of bright pink card to the reverse side allowing approximately 1/8th to show at the edge. Fix this panel to the card front using 3d foam pads.

Step Five:

Heat emboss the sentiment onto black card using white embossing powder and a heat tool, then trim the sentiment down to a smaller strip before fixing toward the bottom of the card front using more 3d foam pads.

Step Six:

Add the Cow using more 3d foam pads then fix a few enamel dots or gem to finish off.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have been inspired to try a clean and simple style of cardmaking. Happy crafting – Jackie x

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Joset Designs

Hip Hip Hooray!

May 25, 2022

Hello Everyone.. Jackie here today with my latest design using Joset’s wonderful dies. I have been inspired by the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations soon to be here in the U.K. but this can easily be switched up to suit any occasion.

Step One:

Create a frame using the stitched indented square dies by nesting two together secured with a little piece of tape then die cut out a black frame. The outside of this frame measures 12x12cm

Step Two:

Cut a Square of gold glitter card measuring 12x12cm, draw a square on the reverse side measuring 10x10cm then carefully cut this out creating another frame.

Step Three:

Next take a 15x15cm textured card blank (or smooth if you prefer) then stamp out the ticker tape mainly in the centre then softly colour with coloured pencils.

Step Four:

Add the glittered frame first at a slight angle using 1mm foam pads then add the black frame on top again with a slight angle.

Step Five:

Build the characters in the colours of your choice, I have added detail to the shield using a white gel pen and also white dots on their eyes. Fix them to the card front using 2mm foam pads.

Step Six:

Add a Sentiment to the left hand side, If you don’t have a sentiment for your occasion then you could hand write one yourself.

That’s it for this time, I hope I have inspired you to have a go at this design! Happy crafting – Jackie

Product Used

Joset Designs Paper flowers

Cockatoo Fun

May 11, 2022

Hello everyone.. It’s my turn on the blog today with this fun hanging frame decoration featuring three cute fun loving cockatoos. The frame is made to look like bamboo, now I know that bamboo is not really square but anything goes in papercraft right!

Step One.

Die cut the smallest frame part four times into buff coloured card then use the watercolour paints to make the frame pieces resemble bamboo, a very small thin paint brush will make this easier.

Step Two

Pierce four holes into what will become the top most part of the frame, you will only need to do this on one part, make a re-enforcer for each hole to add some stability. See photo for approximate hole placement.

Step Three

Roll up a piece of card approximately 5cm long, you can use a straw or pen to help make the card roll. Once rolled nice and tightly fix with glue then use the watercolour paints again to create a wood effect, then use a pointed tool to puncture a hole though the wooden batten at each end.

Step four

Next die cut and build all the parrots and flowers using the photo for colour reference, the parrot is coloured using a pale pink Spun Sugar distress ink and his feet are coloured a with a light grey Hickory Smoke, colour the eye with black ink then add a tiny white dot in the centre.

Step five

Attach the wooden swing post, feed the thread through the holes and knot. Then start arranging the leaves and flowers in two corners.

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Step Six

Add the parrots to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to have a play with these brilliant new frame dies.

Until next time – Happy crafting Jackie

Joset Designs

Lemonade cart

April 27, 2022

Hello all.. Jackie here for today’s blog post. I am so pleased that spring is finally here and we are starting to see some sunshine which has inspired me to create this sunny looking card for you today. I have used the wooden trailer – 1909 Hay Ride – to create this lemonade cart plus there are also a few bits of hand drawn fussy cutting to do. So lets get started.

Step One:

Start by die cutting all the pieces for the cart, the photo below shows all the pieces I have used. Where you can see more than one of the same piece I have doubled up and glued together to add some texture to the finished cart. You will need to die cut the same pieces to create the roof and the bottom, then use this same die to cut the three coloured panels into different coloured cardstock.

Step Two:

Continue to build the cart up. You will need to cut two thin side bars measuring approximately 1/8th x 2.75″ which will be glued either side from the base to the roof. The bunting, lemons, soda cups and signs are all fussy cut apart from the straws and sign stick (these are the waste pieces from the cart base die)

Step Three:

Ink a pale blue circle in the centre of a 5×5″ white card panel, I used distress oxide tumbled glass and a domed blending tool. Offer the cart up to the inked circle to see where the wheels will sit, then draw a few black lines with squiggles to ground the cart, fix the prepared panel to the front of a top folding turquoise card blank measuring 5.25 x 5.25″ but do not fix the cart in place yet.

Step Four:

Next die cut the bunny, you will not need the legs as you will not see them. build up the bunny as normal and add rosy cheeks using pale pink ink, I used distress ink spun sugar and a finger dauber. Draw on some whiskers and add a tiny white dot to each eye then fix the bunny in place before attaching the finished cart to the card front.

I have chosen not to add a sentiment but you could add whatever sentiment you like, this would suit quite a few different occasions. You could also switch up the design and make a number of different cart’s like sweets, hotdogs and burgers or even fresh fruit and veg.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration from this design.

See you soon and happy crafting – Jackie x

Product used:

Other product used:

Black signo pen

Distress ink spun sugar

Distress oxide tumbled glass

Yellow pro marker

Yellow twine

Joset Designs

Enjoy the Ride!

April 13, 2022

Howdy everyone. Jackie here today with this super fun design using a few of our farm friends! It’s great to group a few of Joset’s characters together creating a fun scene. If you would like to give this design a go then let’s get started.

Step One:

Start by creating the frame background use the scalloped edge frame and square dies from the pizza box set, die cut two scalloped frames into black card and two pale blue squares gluing the two pairs together.

Step Two:

Place the two die cut shapes together with the scalloped frame crooked then fix to a 5.25×5.25″ white card blank using 3d foam squares.

Step Three:

Build up the Cow, Donkey and Farmer as normal, add a few white dotty detail to the farmers shirt using a white gel pen.

Step Four:

Arrange the characters in a cluster with the farmer riding the cow, when you are happy with the arrangement fix in place using more 3d foam squares.

Step Five:

Stamp out the sentiment using using black ink, then trim down to a thin strip.

Step Six:

Attach the sentiment to the bottom of the frame tucking just under the edge, add the pitch fork to finish.

This card can be used for many different occasions, you can switch up the sentiment and add whatever you like.

Thank you for stopping by today I hope you have found some inspiration – Happy crafting Jackie.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Joset Designs

Just To Say…

March 24, 2022

Hello all. Jackie here with today’s card made using the super cute squirrel and spring basket. The cute critter is holding a hidden message and although this card has been made for Mother’s Day you could easily adapt the sentiments for so many other occasions.

Step One:

Die cut and build the basket adding a little ink around the edges, Here I have used colour wild honey. Use a pink pencil on the stitched lines of the little cloth piece and add Blue tumbled glass ink around the edges.

Step Two:

Cut a handful of flowers using white card then ink them in three different colours, gently shape the flower before adding the circle centres die cut from brown card.

Step Three:

Cut a panel measuring 4 x 5.25″ and use the semi circle notch die to cut the notch into the top, then use the smallest slit die to cut a slit as shown in the photo.

Step Four:

Die cut the pull tab (the smaller one of the two) along with the corresponding slot part, glue the slot part to the reverse side of the prepared panel at about one third down from top. Ink the small arrow disc with yellow then fix to the top of the pull tab.

Step Five:

Die cut he basket again in to a scape piece of white card, use a few of the waste pieces from the basket as a prop for the squirrel to attach to, glue about 4 waste pieces together then fix inside the slit to the tab, be careful not to get glue on the other parts.

Step Six:

Ink around the panel edges with yellow ink. Die cut and build the squirrel adding brown ink around the edges and pink rosy cheeks, then attach the squirrel to the prop making sure not to get glue on any other parts. Fold the two edges of the tab pull behind and fix in place with a blob of glue.

Step Seven:

Add some strips of foam pad to the reverse side of the card panel ensuring they not interfere with the pull tab. Fix the panel to the front of a kraft card measuring 4.25 x 5.5.

Step Eight:

Draw a few black lines where the basket will sit then fix the basket in place over the squirrel using foam pads, you will only be able to fix a few on either side as the squirrel needs to be able to move out of the basket.

Step Eight

Trim a small piece of white card approximately 1 x 1.25″ write ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ then ink around the edges with blue ink and fix to the squirrel hands. Finish off by adding all the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today I hope I have inspired you to have a go at the pull tabs.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Products Used:

Joset Designs

Sweet treats!

March 10, 2022

Hello All, Jackie here today with a sweet twist on the new carrot gift boxes, I thought these would make lovely treat boxes for birthday parties, weddings favours or just as a tasty treat for a loved one. You could make a whole round cake with each slice a different flavour.

Step One:

Using a cream coloured card, make up the carrot gift box as normal then use the box to draw around on to a scrap piece of textured paper.

Step Two:

Draw a wiggly line around the triangular carrot shape, use the photo below to see where I have drawn then cut out the piece and score along the straight lines. Glue this to the top of the carrot box ensuring the box end opens upwards.

Step Three:

Use a red pen to draw a jam line along the middle.

Step Four:

Use the flower die from the Easter Basket set 1932 and cut a hand full of flowers to use as piped icing. fold each flower in half and glue one inside the other just along the underside of the centre fold.

Step Five:

Glue the icing in four rows along the cake top again just gluing just fold line.

Step Six:

Create a few strawberries using the nut die from the Squirrel set 1930, use some red and green ink for added texture then finish off by adding a few white dots with a gel pen.

Step Seven:

Add a few strawberries to the iced top.

Step Eight:

Make a tie hanger for the end, use some red and white bakers twine along with some thin green twine then punch two tiny holes into another strawberry and thread on to the twine hanger before adding to the gift box.

You can make all sorts of different flavours, I hope to see a few different variations over on the facebook group pages.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to do a little paper baking!

Happy crafting – Jackie

Product used:

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18 Carrot Fun

February 24, 2022

Hello all, Jackie here. Today I have been playing with one of Joset’s brand new die sets the bunny and isn’t he adorable!

I think the tiny dies that come with die sets are often overlooked and can be used in lots of ways that perhaps they were not intended. Here I have used the carrot to create a fun colorful background that is super easy to do.

Step One:

Start by die cutting and building up the bunny as normal. I chose to make my bunny white and inked around the edges for added dimension using Distress oxide antiqued linen.

Step Two:

Die cut a handful of carrots and add a little orange and green ink to the edges then glue all the carrot tops in place.

Step Three:

Arrange the carrots on the front of a white card panel measuring 4″ x 5.25″. Glue each carrot in place, then trim off any that hang over the edges.

Step Four:

Die cut the bonjour fold out from Sidekick Essentials 14. Cut the back off as we only need the front part. Attach a piece of vellum to the reverse side.

Step Five:

Add the prepared vellum topper to the centre of the carrot panel then attach the whole thing to the front of a green top folding blank card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″. Use 3d foam pads for dimension.

Step Six:

Heat emboss the “smile” sentiment onto white card, then trim down to a small banner rounding off two corners. Fix the bunny on top of the vellum topper then add the sentiment to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to look at your tiny dies and think about the different ways they can be used.

Happy crafting!

Jackie

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Joset Designs

My heart’s on fire!

February 10, 2022

Hello all, It’s Jackie here today with this super cute design using some Joset’s die’s, I have only just added the jeep to my collection so I had to have a play with it. As Valentine’s day is only a few days away you may just have time to create this design for a loved one, so let’s get started.

Step 1

Die cut all the pieces for the boy and girl using the farmer and fairy 2, I have chosen to use coloured cardstock and gently ink around the edges with similar colours. You will not need all the parts as some of the girl and boy will be hidden behind the jeep.

Step 2

Next die cut all the parts for the jeep, you can die cut some of the pieces more than once and stack them together for a more dimensional look, I stacked the main pink body and the bumper twice and the front grill piece three times.

Step 3

Stamp out a heart pattern all over the main body of the jeep, set the bumper to one side then build the rest as normal.

Step 4

Stamp out the bumper sentiment using sticky embossing ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with a heat tool.

Step 5

Create an inked background, here I have used distress oxides worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade and iced spruce. Use the largest of the fitted rounded squares die’s to cut a panel that will fit a white card blank measuring approximately 5.25 x 5.25″

Step 6

Fix the background panel to the card front using 3d foam pads, add the boy and girl using a few more foam pads behind their heads. Add the jeep on top using even more foam pads, this is quite a dimensional card.

Although I have made this a love card you could easily switch up the sentiment to suit a number of other occasions. Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to have a go – Happy crafting Jackie.

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