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Creating Plaid Background Paper with added sparkle

November 30, 2016

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here.

Today I want to share with you the technique of creating glitter plaid patterned paper using the Pop It Ups Stripes/ Plaid Stage It stencil and Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive with the Silk Microfine Glitter. Continue Reading

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Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card

March 4, 2016


Hello!  Summer Hills-Painter here today with a shaker card project.   In the new CHA collections, Karen Burniston released a hot air balloon die and I just knew this would be perfect for a shaker card. This project would be great for students going off to college, a coworker who is moving to a new company or position, and many other life events.

Here is how to make the card:

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Western Theme Masculine Card

February 5, 2016

Hello!  Summer Hills-Painter here today with a card project to make for the guys.  Masculine cards can be so challenging to make sometimes. In the new CHA collections, Karen Burniston released a Paisley Stage it Stencil and Els van de Burgt introduced the Ropes 1 die set. I just knew these two would make the perfect addition to Karen’s already-released Props 6 and Homegrown Greetings Clear Stamps set.

Here is how to make the card:


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Merry Christmas Gift Card Accordion

December 12, 2015

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here.

Today I want to share a Christmas card with non-traditional colors using the new Gift Card Accordion die. Let me show you how I made my card.

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Cut two 4.25″ x 5.5″ pieces of Soft Finish Cardstock and back with Double-Sided Adhesive. Cut a 2 ½” x 5″ strip of coordinating cardstock and place Double-Sided Adhesive on the front of the piece.Image 2

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Cut two Gift Card Accordion pages from heavy cardstock and one page from patterned paper. Cut two Flourish Gift Frames from the adhesive-backed soft finish cardstock, making sure to roll the die through the machine diagonally for best pressure. From one of the interior rectangles left after cutting the frames, die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment. Die cut various snowflakes from the coordinating cardstock, making sure to place the die on the adhesive side of the piece. Die cut one medium rectangle from the coordinating cardstock with the Flourish Gift Frame die set.


Dec3Trim the center from the patterned paper page. Using distress ink and a blending tool, ink the Flourish Gift Frame and the sentiment. (tip: it is easier to ink delicate dies such as words by leaving them in the negative surroundings)Dec4

Remove the adhesive liner from the snowflakes and top with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter. Polish the glitter into the adhesive with your fingers.

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For a deeper color, color with a matching alcohol marker.


Adhere the two Flourish Gift Frames to the front and back of one cardstock page. Adhere the patterned cardstock to the second page.


Adhere the two card pages together using the side tabs. Trim off the tabs from the right page. Adhere the layering rectangle and words to the left page.


Using the Merry & Bright Clear Stamps, stamp the sentiment to view when the gift card is removed, to the right panel while the card is flat. Adhere the glittered snowflakes to the card.

Attach the two inner rectangles to each other using the tab on the Merry Christmas page.

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Slide a gift card under the tabs. The card will fit in an A2 envelope for mailing.



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Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

1095 Gift Card Accordion

1096 Flourish Gift Frame

1039 Merry Christmas Pop Up

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card

781 All Seasons Tree

PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock 80lb

CS003 Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set

506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 6mm

641 Cool Diamond –Silk Microfine Glitter

7018 Glitter Dots –Transparent/ Silver

Other Supplies –

Recollections White 110lb Cardstock

Bo Bunny Altitude Collection

Ranger Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves and Cracked Pistachio

Copic Marker RV99

Pop it Ups

Welcome Baby

August 8, 2015

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here with another card featuring Pop It Ups.

In the most recent Pop It Ups release, there was an addition of the Sleigh Gift Card Holder. Today I want to share with you a version which converts this into a sweet welcome baby card .


1. Cut and score your card base at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and score at 4 ¼”

2. Cut your pop up insert at 5 ¼” x 8 ¼” and score at 4 1/8”

3. Cut your front layering piece at 5 ¼” x 4” out of patterned paper and accessories.  For this card I used the clouds from the All Seasons Tree,  the Circles and layers of ovals from various dies.

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4. Cut and assemble the Rubber Ducky and waves from the beach edges.

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5. Ink and layer the waves together

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6. Line up your Sleigh Gift Card Holder die on the score line of the pop up base

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7. Train and adhere your insert into your card base.

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Here is a video from Karen showing how to train and adhere your insert.

8. Adhere your waves to the pop up

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9. Adhere your decorative elements


Your card is now complete and is an A2 size card when folded up.  Here is the front of the card.

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Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

1042 Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-Up  

920 Rubber Ducky

1028 Circles

718 Congratulations

781 All Seasons Tree

906 Oval Clouds Frame

772 Accordion Oval Card

903 Katie Label Accordion

981 Beach Edges

Double Sided Transparent Tape

Other Supplies –

Ranger Archival Ink in Forget-Me-Not and Manganese Blue

Crumpled Seam Binding

Enamel Dots


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