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Fast and fun sentiment card

September 6, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team project share. For my September project I created a fun and a super fast to make card. This card can be finished in under ten minutes.

Here is how to make the card:

Step 1: Take a green plain or polka dotted paper and attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Now take the legs from the Frog die and die cut 11 paires (for this card size) of legs. The adhesive on the back makes the adhering process very fast.
Step 2: Arrange the legs onto a ivory toned card base in rows of threes.
Step 3: Remove the adhesive backing and adhere the legs on place.
Step 4: Take a Dymo and type on black tape the sentence “break a leg”. Adhere on the card.
Step 5: Decorate with black liquid pearls, let dry and the card is done.

I´ve also recorded a short video to show you how fast such a card can be done. I hope you like the idea!!

See you again with another card project idea next month. Until then,
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Black Liquid Pearls – Ranger Inc.
White card base – office supplies store
Dymo
Dymo tape – black

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Silk Microfine Glitter

Butterfly Wings

August 22, 2020

IMG_0873Hi Friends!  It’s EK, and I am popping in today to share a new card I crafted using some long neglected crafting supplies and A Way with Words Butterfly Flourish.  I just love how elegant the flourishes of this die set make creating something special so simple.

IMG_0859Step One:  On a crafting mat or glass, drop three similar liquid watercolors.  I used Dr. Ph Martins Hydrus (just unearthed from my moving boxes) in two shades of red and one dark pink.

IMG_0860Step Two:  Spray the liquid watercolor with plenty of water.

IMG_0861Step Three:  Dip a piece of Watercolor Paper into the liquid watercolor and completely saturated with color.  I was able to get three dips out of the puddle.

IMG_0862Step Four:  Heat set the watercolor paper.  Then spray with a iridescent watercolor spray.  I used Perfect Pearls Mists.

IMG_0863Step Five:  Die cut the watercolor paper using the Butterfly Flourish die set.  I used just the large flourish once and the small flourish twice for this step.

IMG_0864Step Six:  Add a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the watercolor paper.  Die cut the detailed butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set.

IMG_0865Step Seven:  Peel off the backing paper to the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the detailed butterfly.

IMG_0866Step Eight:  On a second piece of watercolor paper, die cut a frame using both the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and Fitted Indented Rectangle die set.

IMG_0867Step Nine:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut frame to an A2 card frame.  Using a combination of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, add the flourished butterfly.  Using Kids Kids Choice Glue add the glittered butterfly to the flourished butterfly.

IMG_0869Step Ten:  Add a sentiment using the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set and two tones of ink.  I used both Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Distress Oxide.

IMG_0870Step Eleven:  Adhere the two smaller butterfly flourishes.  Add three drops of Pearl Rose Craft Drops and three drops of Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.

IMG_0874I love how this is a surprising simple this card was to create but how elegant it looks.

IMG_0875Let us know in the comments below what A Way With Words dies you would use with your long neglected supplies.  Until then, happy crafting.

A Way With Words Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Joy Gift Tag

August 1, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Joy Gift Tag.

To create my Joy Gift Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tag at home.

Step One. From the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die, die cut the small tag out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Choose a couple of the snowflakes from the Christmas Collection stamp set. Apply Emboss It Ink to the snowflakes and stamp randomly on the tag, reapply ink as needed, you’ll need a total of fourteen snowflakes. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the ornament. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Five. From the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the joy word out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the white Joy word. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Six. Die cut the Snowflake from the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the snowflake. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Seven. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle 1/4″ from the right and 1 1/8″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Eight. Adhere the snowflake to the middle of the ornament. Adhere the Joy embossed word slightly to the right overtop of the black cardstock Joy word, this will create a shadow in behind the embossed Joy word. Use foam squares to adhere the Joy word to the bottom right corner of the tag.

Step Nine. Tie a bow at the top of the tag with a piece of black twine. To finish off the tag, use White Craft Drops to add dots to the snowflake as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Joy Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Quietfire Design: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder and Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Black Twine
A Way With Words Craft Drops Stamping

Be Brave, Be Yourself

May 23, 2020

IMG_0073Hey Friends!  It’s EK, and today I am make some unique graduation cards for a very unique time.  Right now nothing feels or looks normal, so crafting a few high school graduation cards in the traditional way seemed inappropriate.  So I thought, it might be fun to create a unique look for these graduates who are learning to grow up too fast.  I found that designer Suzanne’s A Way With Words Be Brave Bold Yourself die set was perfect for the look for which I was aiming.

IMG_0058Step One:  Blend some water soluble ink over Watercolor Paper trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.  I used Distress Oxides in Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, and Frayed Burlap in an ombre corner to corner blend.

IMG_0059Step Two:  Spray the Watercolor Paper with watercolor spray.  I used Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose.

IMG_0060Step Three:  Let the ink spray dry.  I just love how this turned out and find the look a little romantic.

IMG_0061Step Four:  Die cut the inked paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

IMG_0062Step Five:  Die cut the graduation sentiment from the inked paper with the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set.  I choose to use the sentiment ‘Be Brave, Be Yourself’.  The really cool thing about die cutting the way I have, is that you can make two separate cards from this one die cut. You can use the negative inked paper and the die cut works to create two unique cards.

IMG_0063Step Six:  Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the inked cardstock to a piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.

IMG_0064Step Seven:  Set the die cut sentiment back into the open spaces, and adhere the negative die cut pieces back into the open places using some Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0065Step Eight:  Adhere the the lavender cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  To finish the first card, add a few drop of Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.

IMG_0070Here is the finished look of the first card using the negative pieces of the die cut from the Be Brave Bold Yourself  die set.

IMG_0066Step Nine:  To create the second card, die cut a second trimmed piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.  Adhere the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set die cut piece onto the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0067Step Ten:  Add some heart stamping from Susanne’s A Way With Words Love & Hearts Collection stamp set using some pale purple ink.  I used Distress Oxide ink in Victorian Velvet.

IMG_0068Step Eleven:  Adhere the cardstock to an A2 card frame for the finished look.

IMG_0072I just adore how these two cards came out and think they will be a fun card for these special 2020 graduates.  Are you creating cards for graduates this year?  Are you creating a traditional looking card or are you creating a unique one to symbolize the uniqueness of these times?  Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Craft Drops Home Decor Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Follow Your Dreams

May 17, 2020

Hello, It’s Sandy Diller here. Today I have a special project to share with you. We recently received a nice note and photo from our grandson who is attending college in Washington State. He told us about his studies to become a physical therapist and about his extracurricular activities. I thought this was something special and wanted to give the photo a place of honor in our home. So proud of him. Even though we are all currently staying home and students are doing online classes – I thought this was appropriate at graduation time.

Let’s get started on today’s project!

I am fortunate to have an older die that cuts a large rosette but if you do not have a die – this rosette can be easily made by hand. To make the rosette using a die you will need two pieces of 12″ X 12″ cut in half. To make the rosette by hand, cut 4 pieces of cardstock 12″ X 4.75″ and then scored every half inch along the 12″ side. Then fold each score line like an accordion, first valley, then mountain folds until each is folded. The die I used made a decorative edge so if you are making yours by hand, it will have a straight edge.

I began with the beautiful Rainbow Bark paper from ModaScrap.

Join all pieces together as shown above.

When all pieces are joined, you will have a funny looking ring like the one above. To make the rosette (shown below) push the outside edges down while gently pushing the bottom edges to the inside.

It will want to pop up if you let go of it so you may need some help here. I always get my husband to come in and hold down the edges while I glue. I like making two circles, one for the front and one a little larger for the back. Add the glue to the center of the rosette and place one circle into the glue. I like to use hot glue to hold it together but you can use any kind of glue, just know that you will need to hold it down until the glue dries. I discovered that it is helpful to use a large round container to hold it in place while you get the folds spread out evenly and ready to glue. It still needs to be held down until the glue cools or dries. I don’t cook but I found a container in my kitchen that worked great.

Cut out all the elements that you want on your rosette and begin to assemble. When I had all my elements added I decided to add some transparent Craft Drops for texture. For the final touch I stamped “Follow Your Dreams” from the Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp
Set.

Congratulations to all the 2020 grads – Stay safe and healthy,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

A Way With Words Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Thank You Tag

May 2, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Thank You Tag.

To create my Thank You Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as a die from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tags & Topper die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the butterflies from the Butterflies & Stars Spray out of a piece of scrap cardstock. Place the now created stencil on the tag as desired. Place VersaMark Ink through the stencil. Sprinkle Armenian Pink Modern Gilding Powder over the stenciled image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Two. Die cut two wreaths from the Wreath & Elements die out of Watercolour paper. Using the Watercolours from the Watercolor Palette, colour one wreath using the Deep Green colour and a waterbrush. Colour the other wreath in using the Sap Green colour and a waterbrush.

Step Three. Die cut the Thank You from the Thank You 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply VersaMark Ink to the entire surface of the sentiment. Sprinkle Celtic Mint Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. Die cut five plain flowers from the Wreath & Elements die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut five cut out flowers from the Wreath & Elements die out of Watercolour paper. Using the Watercolours from the Watercolor Palette, colour three of the cut out flowers using the Rose colour and a waterbrush. Colour the remaining two cut out flowers using the Pink colour and a waterbrush. Adhere all five cut out flowers to all of the five plain flowers.

Step Five. Adhere the two wreaths together, making sure that the leaves on each leaf slightly overlap one another. Use foam squares on the top and bottom of the wreaths to adhere the wreaths to the middle of the tag.

Step Six. In the top left side of the wreath, adhere a rose colour and a pink colour flower as desired. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Thank You sentiment to the middle of the wreaths. Adhere the remaining three flowers to the bottom right side of the wreath.

Step Seven. With all the elements on the tag, cut the tag down to 5 1/2″. Tie a twine bow through the top of the tag. To finish the tag, add three Craft Drops in White at the bottom left of the tag. Add another two dots to the bottom right side of the tag and then another two dots to the top right side of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Thank You Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Quietfire Design: Modern Gilding Powder – Celtic Mint and Armenian Pink
  • Imagine Crafts: VersaMark Ink
  • Misc: Twine
Craft Drops Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Documenting Life

March 17, 2020

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I absolutely love the Planner Essentials Line from Elizabeth Craft Designs for documenting special occasions, travel and other bits of life. Today, I am showcasing a page that I created documenting a visit to the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. I’d like to say that I planned my “green” page for St Patrick’s Day today – but that was really just luck!

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Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Shell Yeah

February 29, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK popping in today to share are really fun shell shaped card featuring some of the new dies from Joset’s latest release.  Not that long ago, a family-friendly movie came out with a giant crab who craved shiny things.  It is also one of my teenager’s favorite ‘villains’ of all time.  And when I look at the new Seashells die set, all I can see is that shiny loving crab.  So today I thought I would create my own version of this greedy villain.

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Step One:  Die cut the seashell card frame from the new Oyster Shell Card with Pop Up die set from some Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock.  Fold the card along the die cut scored line.

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Step Two: Using a blending brush and some Distress Oxide, blend some Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo onto the seashell.  Spritz with some water to create speckles on the seashell.

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Step Three:  Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock die cut the pieces from the new Seashell die set.

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Step Four:  Blend some Distress Oxides onto the die cut pieces.  I used a base of Brushed Corduroy on all the seashells and then added a touch of color for the rest.  I used Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive to color the different shells.  To color the crab body parts, I blended some Brick Red and Aged Mahogany.  For the eyes and the ‘hole’ into the shell I used Walnut Stain and Black Soot.

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Step Five:  Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the pieces of the crab together.

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Step Six: Using Kids Choice Glue, add the seashells and crab to the bottom of the shell card frame.

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Step Seven:  Add shiny baubles to the sea shells.  I debated long and hard if I should use jewels, drops, sequins or the baubles, and in the end, I liked the colors of these.  Finally I used a little Transparent Crystal Craft Drops for the eyes of the crab.

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Step Eight:  Finally stamp a sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set onto the shell frame.  I used a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide to stamp the sentiment.

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I hope you find my card as much fun as I do. My teenager has already stolen it and placed it on their pin board (I not surely full my teenager fully understand the purpose of a handmade card, but I love they they love it none the less).

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Let us know in the comments below how you would use the new Oyster Shell card frame.  Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Peel-Off Stickers Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Glitter Garden

February 22, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am playing around with both some positive and negative die cutting and a whole host of silk microfine glitter. With spring just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to play around with a garden theme. And I find the Suzanne Cannon line is perfect when you want to play around with die cutting on several layers.

Step One: Prep a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Die cut the flowers from the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements.

Step Two: Peel the paper from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and add Silk Microfine Glitter to the die cuts.

I used Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter for the steams, Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter for the back of the roses, and Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the rose outline.

Step Three: Adhere the flower together using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut the sentiment using the My Garden Flowers die set and the prepared 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Five: Peel half of the adhesive paper off the words. Add Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter to the peel half of the die cuts.

Step Six: Peel the second half of the adhesive paper off the words and add Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter to the words.

Step Seven: Trim a piece of Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Blend different green inks onto the trimmed cardstock. I used Distress Oxides in Pine Needles, Bundle Sage and Iced Spruce.

Step Eight: Die cut out butterflies from the green blended cardstock using the Butterflies & Stars Sprays. Save the die cut butterflies.

Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the roses and sentiment to the green blended cardstock.

Step Ten: Add a metallic trim to the edges of the cardstock using the Borders & Corners Peel Off Stickers. Glue the left over die cut butterflies to the card frame, letting the light butterflies rest in the dark areas and vice versa.

Step Eleven: Trim a piece of Dusky Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Add a piece of trimmed Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the top corner of the card frame. Add two strips of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the other side.

Step Twelve: Peel the adhesive paper and adhere the green blended cardstock. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the open die cut areas.

Step Thirteen: Add Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to the die cut butterflies to add dimension and sparkle to the added butterflies.

I hope you enjoyed my glitter garden as much as I do.

What are you looking forward most too in spring? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Spring Crafting!

EK Gorman

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