It is time for a new blogpost from me, Lisanne. Today it is a birthday card for the daughter of my neighbor’s . It is her first birtday.
First I made the head of the animals and the safari jeep. I only need the heads because that is enough for the window. I used Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink to make these elements.
And if you adhere these elements together you will get a cute Safari Jeep.
As base I made the Mason Jar with paper from Reminiscene The Book 5. I used the Safari saying stamps for the background.
For the front I cut out the window of the jar and made a grass line in it. As you can see it trimmed this in two pieces other wise I didn’t have enough. But you don’t see that later because I adhere the jeep over that part.
At the top I made some jungle leaves.
I adhere the Safari Jeep.
I adhere the background behind the mason jar and made a small jar with the sentiment ‘have a roaring birthday’.
At least I put the name of the girl at the jeep.
So I hope you like this post about this birthday card. Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!
Hello, Elizabeth Craft Designs friends! It is Gloria Stengel with you today, and it is my first time blogging for the ECD Blog! I am a member of Annette Green’s NEW team here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, and today I am sharing a project using Annette’s NEW Everything’s Blooming Collection! Currently this collection is only available through your local craft store but very soon you will find this beautiful collection on the ECD website as well.
For todays’s project I used the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die to create some sweet watercolor flowers. I am NOT an accomplished watercolorist, however, coloring up simple images with watercolors is so FAST and EASY!
The first step was to die cut some flowers from the Soft Finish Cardstock using both the 2027 Stemmed Flowers and the 2025 Playful Flowers die sets. My theory is that when you want to do something messy, like playing with watercolor, it is best to do a huge bunch of things, rather than one small thing!
This was my first time using the ECD Watercolor Palette, which comes with 24 luscious colors, two sponges, AND a fillable watercolor brush!
I just roughly watercolored all the petals and leaves that I had die cut. After they were dry, I went back and added some shading to some of the areas. (I made a bit of a mess out of my palette, but art can be messy, right?!) I found the colors to be very bright and vibrant! The paints have a lot of pigment!
I chose a few of the flowers and stems from the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die set to use for this card. I snipped some of the stems apart to make my own unique flower. (The other items that I watercolored, I put away for use later. It is always nice to have some things ready when you need to make a card at the last minute!)
I cut dark brown cardstock to 5″ x 12″ to make a top folding 5″ x 6″ card. I like this odd size for some reason. I then cut a piece of printed paper to 4 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ and attached it to the card front. I tried to pick a pattern that had some HOT pinks in it.
I die cut one of the borders from the 2022 Lace Borders die set and attached it to the right edge of the card as shown above.
I used a paper trimmer to trim a piece of music note printed paper into a banner-ish shape, then matted it with dark brown cardstock. I added the banner to the left side of the card as shown.
Using the largest die in the 2026 Postage Stamps die set, I cut a piece of the Soft Finish Cardstock and while the paper was still in the die, I sponged some distress ink (Antique Linen) onto the shape to give it a soft, antique look. I cut a piece of pink paper and a piece of dark brown cardstock with my trimmer to make a double mat for the postage frame. I glued them together and then used some foam dots to attach the watercolored flowers to the postage stamp shape.
Using the 2020 Everyday Words die set, I cut “Happy Birthday” from dark brown cardstock and added the phrase to the card front. I decided to NOT use the shadow die as the black lettering already popped enough.
I also finished off the inside of the card by adding panels of the Soft Finish Cardstock and cutting two strips of the printed paper for decoration. There is plenty of space to add a stamped or hand written message.
Tip: I always like to finish the inside of my cards as I make them. That way the cards are all ready to go into an envelope when it comes time to mail them. This is especially important when I have a dark card base. There is nothing so frustrating as having to hunt for some white cardstock and a trimmer when you are rushing to get a card filled out and addressed in order to meet the mail carrier who is coming up the street!
Note: You will be able to purchase Annette Green’s new collection Everything’s Blooming at your favorite shop stocking ECD products!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I needed a card for a new baby card but found myself with no specific dies or stamps. I looked through my Elizabeth Crafts Design stash and came up with the following. Below are the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Place Planner Stencil 3 on top of the panel to create some interest. Use a blender Brush to apply ink directly on the stencil.
Step 3 – Diecut Fitted Rectangles using the panel created in Step 2.
Step 4 – Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm Sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink directly on the panel created in Step 2. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Diecut Ducks using various colors of cardstock. Assemble and add some highlights using an alcohol marker. I used Copics for some shading. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
When you lack specific dies and or stamps don’t hesitate to look through your stash. Most likely you have something that will create the card that you need. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Karen here today posting a bit more inspiration using the Food Truck! Today’s inspiration is about a scary truck!
Started by creating this adorable little monster with the Monster 1 set. How sweet is he playing on top of the truck with his partially eaten cookie?!
I added some cookies and corn also to the window of the food truck. (The cookies are part of the Monsters 1 set – I added chocolate chips with a pen. The corn is part of the Corn Field set.) I cut the awning in both black and orange to add this little decoration to the awning.
Final touches to the food truck included the eye and the truck sign that are from the Monster Hugs Stamp set and the dots along the bumper that I did with a silver glitter pen.
Karen here. Excited to be sharing a couple cards I made with the beautiful hand-drawn stamps! Both of them use the smaller butterfly from the English Countryside 2 set.
I used a die from File Folder Set 1 to cut the card base for this first card from the Reminiscence Book 5. I cut the next layer with the smaller File Folder die from the same set but cut it in half. The butterfly is colored with Copic R81, R83, and R85; it is cut with the coordinating dies. I love the little stamps that are in the Reminiscence book! The butterfly is on a Stitched Circle die cut with a piece of a doily attached. I love the sentiment from Smell the Flowers.
The cardstock for this next card is a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a piece of flower paper from my stash. The pink behind the Stitched Circle is from the Reminiscence Book. I added a few florals from the Florals 3 set and a diecut from the Flower Power set (that I cut with vellum to keep it light). I colored the butterfly with Copic R20, R22, and R24.
Hi everyone! It is Lisanne here today with a new blogpost. It is a few days ago when it was 14 february but I think loving someone can be at any day.
Let’s start with the background I made at the Fitted Rounded Rectangle. I used a stencil from the Planner Stencils 1 and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide. I also inked the edged and make some lines at the background.
After that I made all the elements for this card. I started with the hay ride. Everything is inked with Distress Ink at the Soft Finish Cardstock.
I made the scarecrow as a boy and a girl. For the girl I used hair from the Holiday Elf Hers.
When I adhere the Hay ride at the card I missed something. I added some hay at the Hay ride.
The two scarecrows are in the car and I think they like each other.
At least I added a fishtail with the sentiment ‘love grows here’.
I hope that you like this cute card with the two scarecrows who fall in love with each other.
Karen here today sharing a couple vintage cards using the stamps from Anya and the Reminiscence book from Esther. Having such fun with these collections. I really love the sentiment from the first card.
The sentiment is a tag in the Reminiscence 5 Book. How cute for a card just to say hello to a friend. The pretty lady is in the English Countryside 1 Stamps and is cut with the coordinating dies. She is colored with Copic Markers YR61, YR65, E00, E01, R20, C1, C3, Y21, and Y23. I love to color! She is placed on a card base of cardstock from the Remniscence 5 book with the “words” part being die cut with an octagon die. (I fussy cut the tiny orange border on it.)
Next up is the sweet teacup that is in the Cream & Sugar set. I used the same set of Copics on this card. The frame is also from that set, and again, all of the paper here is from the Reminiscence 5 Book. The “For You” sentiment is part of the stamps from the Mason Jar set.
Karen here. I am loving playing with the new stamps that are available at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are also available at your local stores! Today, I am featuring a couple cards that I made with the some stencils, inks, and bugs!
This sweet bee is from the English Countryside 1 set. He is colored with Copic Y13, 15, and 18 with wings of Y21 and 23. I used Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber, Saltwater Taffy and Mowed Lawn through a stencil from the Planner Essentials 2 set. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set. I cut the card base with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle die.
Love this fun butterfly from the also from the English Countryside 1 set. I colored him up with R32, R35, R37, BG11, BG15, and BG18. The body is E41. Through the stencils, I added Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Candied Apple.
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet Birthday wish card and a bonus card to share with you. Below are the steps to create your own cards.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Diecut Bridge & Lotus (pond) using a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil. Place the stencil created and place it on the card front. Use a Blender Brush to apply mid Blue Ink. (Optional – if you have the Planners Stencils 1 place the one that looks like waves and ink it with the remaining ink on the brush.)
Step 3 – Diecut Bridge & Lotus (bridge and lotus) in various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 4 – Diecut Panda using Black and White Cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Diecut Party Time (Balloon) using coloured Cardstock of your choice. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.
Step 6 – Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm & Bear Hugs Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the card front.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Stamp English Countryside 1 using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the card front in various areas. This will create a background.
Step 3 – Stamp English Countryside 1 using Versafine Onyx Black Ink using Watercolor Paper. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder, remove the excess, heat set it with a Heat Tool. Sprinkle various colours of Shimmer Powders. Spray water and let dry. If you do not Shimmer Powders you can use Watercolor Paints. Once it is dry diecut with the matching die. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 4 – Stamp Beautiful Blooms Forever (sentiment) using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Diecut it with the matching die and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
These cards can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hi all! I’m here with a page in my little book which I made last year. It is a project with small pages because I used the Arrow Insert Dies. Great for a little book!
If you use the Arrow Insert dies you get a page. But if you trim this in half you can make a lot of different combinations. First I stamped at the open arrow with CS215, just lightly.
At the back of the open arrow I made a little scene with the Slimline Adventure Edges and the Ducks. I adhere this at with some double sided adhesive.
At the tab on top I did some stamping ‘enjoy today’. Now it is time to make it into a shake card.
At the back I put some double sided adhesive at all the sides and adhere acetate. After that I need to put some double sided adhesive again at the acetate. Now you need the do this against each other so the shaker material can’t fall out.
I also adher a daffodil on top of the page and of course a reinforcer from the third set.