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Samantha Klaebe

Cardmaking Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Spooky!

October 24, 2021

Hello and Welcome! One of my favourite reason why I love playing with dies (especially background dies) is how versatile they can be. Here I’m using the Spider Web Slimline Background die angled to create an A6 card. I’m using heaps of colour to contrast it against the black spiders and the angle of the card draws you into the spiders! Here’s how I made it…

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Adhere clear double sided adhesive to the back of several coloured pieces of card stock.

Step 2: Die cut the slimline die, repeat this for the remaining coloured pieces of card stock.

TIP: To avoid wastage think of other layouts that you could use the remaining die cuts for. As you are die cutting the slimline die 5-6 times, there is potential to create many more cards!

Step 3: Remove the adhesive backing and adhere the outline of the web to an A6 card front. Next, use the negative die cuts from the other pieces of paper, remove the adhesive backing, and adhere these in place as shown in the image below.

TIP: Adhering clear double sided adhesive to the back of each card stock before die cutting, save you time (and glue)!

Step 4: Continue to do this until all the negative space has been filled. Trim any excess over lapping card stock.

Step 5: Die cute 5x spiders. Adhere clear jewelry thread (15cm long) to the back of two spiders, add a foam dot, and then adhere another spider to hide the thread on the spider.

Step 6: Take the thread and adhere it to the back of your card front as shown below. Next adhere your card front to an A6 card base.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment, die cut and adhere to the card front. Embellish the card, with enamel dots and adhere the last spider to the card front.

As you can see below the very spooky spiders can dangle making this a very simple interactive card perfect for Halloween or anyone who loves creepy crawlies!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Spooky Sentiments

Silk Microfine Glitter – SIlver

Others:

White, Green, Pink, Teal, Blue Orange, Yellow Cardstock

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Foam Dots

Enamel Dots

Clear Jewelry Thread

Cardmaking Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials

It’s Your Birthday!

September 26, 2021

Hello! Welcome to my post today! I’m using a mixture of Elizabeth Craft Designs die in my card design. It was super fun to create and I love how it all came together.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Secure the stencil onto a white card front. Use a blending tool to blend blue ink through the stencil on to the card front as shown below.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 alternating ink colours – add yellow, red and green.

Step 3: Remove the stencil to reveal the coloured pattern below.

Step 4: Die cut the parrot using bright coloured pattern paper. Assemble the parrot and adhere the parrot to the card front.

Step 5: Die cut the Speech Bubble Edgy Options, trim and adhere to the card as shown below.

Step 6: Adhere the numbers to the card front.

Tip: I used foam, cardstock and double sided adhesive tape to add dimension to the numbers on the card front.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment onto green card, trim and adhere to card front.

Step 8: Embellish card front with sequins, adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

A fun birthday card with a fun design that could easily be re-worded or numbered to suit whomever you wish to give the card to.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Others:

White, Green, Red. Blue, Orange, Yellow Cardstock

Pattern Paper

Sequins

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Blending Tool

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green Dye Ink

Googly Eyes

Foam

Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Party Animal

August 23, 2021

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here. Today I’m sharing this fun card! This zebra is one of my favourite animal dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I decided to create a 60’s vibe background with some planner stamps and dies – the only thing missing is the shiny disco ball!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: On Copic friendly card. stamp a row of the Background 3 stamp as shown below.

Step 2: Using Copic markers colour in the small squares. Use different colours and continue to colour until you are happy with the desired look.

Step 3: Trim the card front to measure: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 4: Die cut the zebra, colour in the zebra stripes, then assemble the zebra and adhere to the card front.

Step 5: Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from Safari Sayings clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment using the Puzzle Page Art Journal die

Step 6: Adhere the sentiment to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Die cut the music notes from Planner Essentials 10 and adhere to the card front.

Step 7: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial – a bright colourful card to celebrate the party animal in all of us!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Others:

Copic Friendly Cardstock

Copic Markers

Black Cardstock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Embossing Ink

White Embossing Powder

Embossing Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Have a Magical Day

July 25, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a fairy magical card! I originally had plans to join in the Christmas in July fun and create a Christmas themed card using the Snow Globe die. Instead I used many Elizabeth Craft Design dies to create a magical background for fairies!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the snow globe as shown below. Adhere globe pieces to a light grey card base.

Step 2: Use Adventure Edges and Adventure Edges 2 to create a grassy scene using green pattern paper and cardstock.

Step 3: Continue, to create a background scene. Die cut the sun, clouds and mushroom from Once Upon a Time Accessories

Step 4: Using a variety of colours, die cut Fairy 1. Assemble the pieces together and put the Fairy aside.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Use this to die cut the wings.

Step 6: Die cut the frame of the snow globe, using foam tape, adhere this on top of the first frame.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment on to Kraft card, and adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: Die cut the flowers from Adventure Edges 2, adhere these to the card front. Embellish card front with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the fairy to the card front.

Today’s card is a great way of repurposing Christmas dies – I think If you were to go through your Elizabeth Craft Designs die collection there would be so many other card themes available, that pair up nicely with the Snow Globe die.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Other:

Coloured Card stock

Kraft Card stock

Black Card Stock

Vellum

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Wishing you Oceans of Joy

June 27, 2021

Hello and Welcome! Samantha here, and today I wanted to share a simple technique that I love to use to create larger backgrounds with smaller background stamps. I’ve picked a stamp set that goes perfectly with the Mermaid die so I hope its something you try out yourself!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Stamp the scalloped imaged from Background Stamp 3 onto a white card front measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm.

Step 2: Stamp the image again onto masking paper.

Step 3: Fussy cut the masked imaged, remove the adhesive backing sheet and adhere it to the first stamped image.

Step 4: Position the Scalloped image above the masked area and stamp the image using a different ink colour.

Step 5: Remove the mask.

Step 6: Place the mask over the last stamped scallop image and repeat steps 4 and 5 until the card front is completely stamped.

Step 7: Use a variety of coloured card stock to die cut the Mermaid die. Assemble the mermaid and adhere to the card front.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment.

Step 9: Embellish the card front with sequins, and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by for today’s tutorial – I hope you try this technique out! It’s a lot of fun creating your own background and there’s many Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps you can try it with.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Masking Paper

Pink/White/Cream/Blue Card stock

Corrugated Blue Card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Holy Cow! It’s Your Birthday!

May 23, 2021

Hello Samantha here! Welcome! I couldn’t resist creating this card with the new release Farm series. This cow is so adorable and I’ve paired it up with and unexpected die to create this hillside card background.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use green cardstock and pattern paper to die cut the bottom half of the Entwined egg die.

Step 2: Combine the two die cuts together and adhere to a light blue card base (measurements: 10.5cm x 14.5cm). Trim any excess.

Step 3: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 4: Die cut the cow die and adhere the pieces together loosely. Use a blending tool (or cotton bud) to apply pink ink to the cows cheeks as shown below.

Step 5: Adhere the assembled cow to the card front. Adhere googly eyes to the cow.

Step 6: Die cut the clouds (using the Tree die). Adhere the clouds to the card front using foam tape.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment onto light blue card, trim, and adhere to the card front.

Step 8: Die cut the flowers from the Entwined Egg die, adhere them to the card front. Embellish the card front with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

I had a lot of difficulty choosing between the cow and the sheep for this card. Either would work… I just really like how I was able to re use the Entwined Egg die (clearly used for Easter/Spring themed cards) and create this hill side background. Wonder what other dies on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website could also create a fun, yet different unintended background?

Happy Crafting

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Pink/White/Green/Blue Card stock

Corrugated White/Black Card

Kraft Card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Googly Eye

Ink Blending Tool

Sewing Machine

Cardmaking Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

I Turtle-y love you!

April 25, 2021

Hello, Welcome! Samantha here today sharing a turtle-y fun card full of hidden glittery layers that really make this card pop! Enjoy the todays tutorial!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Place the stencil on an A6 white card front (card measurements: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) and apply blue ink using a blending tool.

Step 2: Mix together transparent craft drops and silk mircrofine glitter – cool diamond to create a paste.

Step 3: Reapply the stencil over the ink and apply the paste. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry.

Step 4: Use different coloured green cardstock to die cut the turtle die.

Step 5: Use a green pencil to add hand drawn details to the turtle.

Step 6: Use pink cardstock to die cut the bow and add white hand drawn pencil details.

Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to green cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Cool Diamond). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 8: Die cut the turtle shell detail.

Step 9: Use foam tape to adhere the shell detail onto the turtle.

Step 10: Stamp the sentiment onto blue card stock.

Step 9: Assemble the card front. Adhere the turtle and sentiment to the card front. Embellish with a twine bow, hearts and sequins. Adhere a googly eye to the turtle.

Happy Crafting! The photos don’t do this card justice – the cool diamond glitter really adds interest to this card!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

1747 – Sea Turtle

Craft Drops

Other:

Pink/White/Green Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Googly Eye

Ink Blending Too

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Go Wild!

March 28, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a rainbow of a card! This zebra was too cute to just be ordinary…so I dressed him up in bright colours to match my rainbow background!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut strips of coloured card stock, slightly wider the an A6 sized card front, approximately 1cm thick. (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm)

Step 2: Use the decorative edges die and die cut each strip as shown below. Adhere these to the white card front and trim off the excess card overlapping the sides.

(Optional: Add machine stitched details).

Step 3: Die cut the zebra using white card stock. Before adhering the zebra stripes use coloured markers and colour each stripe in.

Adhere these to the zebras body. Die cut the hair and tail using black card stock. Assemble the zebra onto the card front.

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment directly onto the card front using black ink.

Step 5: Adhere googly eyes to the zebra (alternatively use the die cut eyes available in this set), embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the A6 card front to an A6 card base.

Thanks for stopping by to read my card tutorial. Such a fun, bright card to make! Give it a go!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Black/White Card

Sequins

Twine

Markers (Colours: Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue and Purple)

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Googly Eyes

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

Black Ink

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Raccoon Love

February 28, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a heart inspired card I created using Elizabeth Craft Designs Raccoon die which I decided to pair with a die from Planner Essentials #20. Cute Raccoons and Love are a perfect mix!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Create a card front using white card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm)

Step 2: Using black, dark grey, and light grey die cut the Raccoon and loosely assemble.

Step 3: Using yellow, blue, and pink cardstock die cut the ‘LOVE’ die, use the negatives and trim as shown below. Keep the die cut letters for the next step.

Step 4: Adhere the ‘LOVE’ negatives to black card stock, and insert some of the letters as shown below.

Step 5: Adhere these to the white card front. Add machine stitched details (optional).

Step 6: Complete assembly of the Raccoon and adhere it to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins, a twine bow and a few love hearts. Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

I love how this card came together! The colours pop off the card and the raccoon is super cute!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Other:

Pink/Blue/Yellow Card

Black/Grey/White Card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Googly Eyes

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Mushroom House

January 24, 2021

Welcome to my January post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today’s card is a great example of me trying something different! As a card maker I feel very comfortable using simple shapes (square or rectangle) to create my card bases from. So when I decided to use this Mushroom House die I was very pleased with myself that I could still use my favourite techniques and create something that represents me and my signature style of card making.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use white card to die cut the mushroom card base.


Step 2: Use Copic Markers E51 and E53 to add details to the mushroom as shown below.

Step 3: Use Kraft card and red cardstock to die cut the cap of the mushroom.

Step 4: Die cut the cap details using brown and white card stock. Adhere the white on top of the brown using foam tape then adhere these to the mushroom.

Step 5: Use a variety of card stock colours to die cut the remaining shapes – door, windows, chimney etc. Adhere these to the card.

Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card.

Step 7: Die cut the flowers, and adhere these to the card. Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow.

It’s such a fun design and makes such a pretty card! I’m so happy I left my comfort zone and created it.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Brown/Kraft/Pink/Purple/Yellow/green Card

Red/White/green Corrugated Card

Sequins

Copic Markers

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

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