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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

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Alcohol Ink Cards

February 26, 2021

Karen here today. I’ve seen quite a number of people playing with alcohol inks lately, so I decided to pull mine out. I’d forgotten how fun they are and how versatile the backgrounds are to use. Today’s post features two backgrounds I created and four cards using different designer product lines here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

First thing I did was to create these two gorgeous backgrounds by dropping various colors of alcohol ink on a couple sheets of Yupo paper. I then moved it around with a straw and droppered on some rubbing alcohol.

I cut two strips of the blue background for this card that is matted on a card base and card front made from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I created an adorable Sea Turtle (designed by Joset) to put on the card and added some dark blue cardstock, washi tape and blue half pearls. The turtle is colored with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo with Mermaid Lagoon bubbles. The sentiment is from the Splish Splash Sentiment stamps.

With the other piece of the blue background I added it crooked to this Christmas card. The beautiful girl image is designed by Charlene & Ilse and is from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamps (as is the sentiment). I colored the girl with Copic markers

  • Clothes: B12, B14, B16, C1, C3
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
  • Lips: E4, E93
  • Hair: E21, E23, E25
  • Eyes: YG03, YG17

I again added some blue cardstock as well as some diamond dots and some lace.

Next, I used a Fitted Circle die cut of the purple ink background to create this card with the Florals 4 set designed by Anita. How pretty are these flowers with just a smidge of Wilted Violet Distress Ink in the centers!?! The leaves are colored with Peeled Paint and the Blooming Branches leaves (that I cut in many pieces for “filler”) is colored with Mowed Lawn. The centers of the flowers are some stamen I got on Amazon. The card base is again 90 lb White Soft finish cardstock, topped with a Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut matted on purple cardstock.

Last but not least, I created this card using the Celebrate stamps from Sue Smith. I heat embossed the sentiment using ranger gold embossing powder and added a couple hearts (also from the Celebrate Set) that I colored with green and purple markers. The card front is cut with a Stitched Indented Rectangle die.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Colored Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powder, Black and Versamark Inks, Distress Inks, Copic Markers, Diamond Dots and Half Pearls, Stamens, Lace

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Stamping

Stamped ‘Printed’ Paper

February 25, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I have a little secret to confess. I don’t buy much printed paper or cardstock. I know…gasp. The truth is when I do buy printed paper, I tend to hoard it and never use it for fear of wasting it. So, to prevent the build up of unused paper, I simply don’t buy it. But that leaves a lot of my crafting projects pretty bland. So I simply stamp my printed papers, and then I always get what I want. And frankly I have found that designer Ilse and Charlene’s stamps are perfect for my stamped ‘printed’ paper.

Step One: Pick two pieces of coordinating cardstock and die cut it with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set so it can be layered. I went ahead and die cut the centers out of my base pieces so that I didn’t waste good paper.

Step Two: On the largest base piece, blend ink over the paper using the Story Telling stencil. I used Tea Dye Distress Oxide because it was only a shade darker than the paper and would be subtle.

Step Three: On the smaller base piece, I hand stamped floral and fauna from the Spring Fling stamp set. I used both Abandoned Coral and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide to create this print.

Step Four: Adhere the two layers together using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the base layers to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: On the large focal panel, hand stamp images from both the Spring Fling stamp set and the Words & Layers stamp set. Again I used Abandoned Coral and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide to coordinate the ‘paper’ with the layer below.

Step Six: On the smallest die cut panel, pull out the Story Telling stencil again and the original ink color and blend the ink through the cut outs.

Step Seven: Adhere the two smaller die cuts to the larger two with 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive forming the layers of the card.

Step Eight: To finish the card, stamp an image from the Poppy Dream stamp set onto some watercolor paper. I used Tea Dyed Distress Oxide.

Step Nine: Using some coordinating water-soluble ink, watercolor in the poppy. I used both Abandoned Coral and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide.

Step Ten: Fussy cut out the image and adhere it to the card frame using a liquid adhesive.

Step Eleven: Using a stamping platform, stamp the sentiment onto the card from the Words & Layers stamp set. I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink and adore how the letting of the sentiment matches the style of the stencil.

Step Twelve: Finish the card by adding Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to both the flower petals and the sentiment. Let Dry.

And just check out how gorgeous the floral image becomes with the Craft Drops on it. It turns out stunning!

So what do you think? Do you like my hand stamped ‘printed’ paper? Let me know in the comments below.

Until then, happy crafting.


Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Wonderland

February 19, 2021

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan here. Today I am sharing a layout with you. Hubby has been up north tending to our build and sent me a couple photos. I really wanted to scrapbook them so I came up with this.

I began by giving the main paper a trim down to 11.75 x 11.75 and I white washed it with paper paste mixed with a bit of gesso.

I die cut the fitted rectangles in the largest side and then cut three frames from this chipboard to give the frame extra strength. I then added gesso to the frame, added dabs of Allegro Indiano paint and dabbed that with Paper Texture paste. The result is amazing!

I die cut 8 large florals from florals 7, and 8 medium using the Soft Finish Cardstock and colored with Speckled Egg distress ink in the middle. I also colored the foam bud to match.

Sfter shaping and adding the stamens, I added snow paste to the flowers.

The leaves I got a great texture on them by adding a bit more shaping to the tips of the leaves. I colored these with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg distress ink. I love how they turned out.

I really wanted to frame the photo of our driveway up north so I set the flowers in corners of the frame.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today. I would love to see your take on your winter photos. 

Happy Scrapping!

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: 

Other products used: Snow Paste; Dusty Attic Chipboard; Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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Fun with Slimline Cards

February 17, 2021

Karen here. Today, I’m loving the slimline cards that I’m seeing all over the place and decided to create a couple for today’s post using two of my favorite designs by Joset – the Monkey and the Parrot.

First up, I created a horizontal slimline card with this adorable monkey.

To create this card, I cut a 7×8.5″ piece of Kraft cardstock and scored it in the middle to create a horizontal slimline base. I added brown cardstock cut at 3.25×8.25″ layered with the plaid cardstock cut at 3×8″. The sentiment is from the Safari Sayings Sentiments and is embossed with copper embossing powder.

On that adorable monkey, I colored him with Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo and dabbed him with a VERY slightly damp paper towel to add some furry-like texture to him. He is placed on top of a Dotted Scallop Circle and a Stitched Circle die.

And don’t you just LOVE this Parrot die! The tri-fold card base was created with 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock cut at 8×8.5″. It’s scored at one end at 2″ and at the other end at 3″. I colored that sweet parrot with Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I colored his beak and feet with a Copic YR14. The parrot is mounted on a Fitted Rounded Square. Again, I used the Safari Sayings Sentiment.

Love this card opened up like a tall tent. How FuN!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies

Kraft cardstock, distress inks, half pearls, patterned and plain cardstock

Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Zen Leaves

February 11, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s Ek and I am back with a duo of cards playing around with the Leaf Pattern Background die. I have been really enjoying background die lately, and wanting to see how much you can push what you can do with them. Today, I am sharing how you can use your background die cuts as stencils to create unique looks.

Step One: Using 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the Leaf Pattern Background die. You want the heaviest cardstock you can die cut for the technique I am using today.

Step Two: Lay the die cut over an A2 card frame and then press Nuvo Mousse (or any heavy opaque paste) through the openings of the die cut piece. I also made certain to fill the edges of the card frame.

Step Three: Use a combination of colors to fill the whole card frame. Let set up for just a couple of minutes.

Step Four: Before the mousse (or paste) fully cures, carefully peel the die cut stencil up from the card frame. If you are careful enough, you will now have both the positive and negative image. Adhere the die cut image to a separate A2 card frame.

Step Five: On a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock blend a combination of green inks. I used Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide. Die cut the cardstock with the Bamboo die set. Set aside.

Step Six: On a second piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, blend shades of blue and black ink. I used Stormy Weather, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Inks. Die cut the blended cardstock with the Symbol Background die. Die cut a second Symbol Background die out of white cardstock.

Step Seven: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the inked Symbol Background to the die cut Leaf Background. Adhere one of the Bamboo die cuts over that.

Step Eight: Adhere the white Symbol Background over the stenciled card frame. Adhere the other Bamboo die cut.

Step Nine: Using scrapes from the inked cardstock, stamp sentiment from the Zen Sentiments stamp set. Trim the sentiment strip to fit the cards.

Step Ten: Adhere the first sentiment with three dimensional tape. Accent it with Pearl Olive Craft Drops.

Step Eleven: Adhere the second sentiment with three dimensional tape and accent it with Metallic Silver Craft Drops.

Here is the first card using the Leaf Pattern Background as a stencil.

Here is the card using the Leaf Pattern Background with all the paste on it.\

Let us know in the comments below, which of the two is your favorite. Until then, happy crafting.


Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials

Happy Valentine

February 8, 2021

Today’s group post is all about our loved ones. With Valentine’s day only just around the corner we thought we would give you some Valentine’s card inspiration. Our Design Team members created some fabulous projects using a variation of products. For more information about each project, make sure to visit their blogs by clicking on the name.

A beautiful card created by Annette Green using a combination of the Fantasy Flower dies and the Mandala from the Art Journal Collection. Love the combination.
Katelyn Grosart also used some dies from the Fantasy Flower collection to create this beautiful heart shaped card. To create the base she used the Scalloped and Stitched Hearts.
Sandy Diller created this lovely Valentine’s card using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. Love the truck full off hearts!
Lisanne used the Parrot die to create this super cute card for Valentine. For the base of the card she used the Stitched Ovals and she added a rose from the Peek-A-Boo Love set.
Some adorable embellishments created by Marjolijn van Elsberg using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials line. She also created a lovely card with a wobbly snowman.
A beautiful card created by EK Gorman using the Organic Triangle Background die. She cut out one circle in the middle to make space for the sentiment. Love the colors.
Karan Gerber created this beautiful heart shaped card using the Florals 2 and the Planner Essential 25 – Double Heart sets. Love the flowers and beautiful pastel colors.
Tina Guigui created this adorable card using the Honey Bear die set and the Heart Background die. She also used the Fitted Hearts to create this bigger heart in the background.
A beautiful card created by Tanja Kabel using the Puzzle Heart and Peek-A-Boo Love sets. For the Background she used Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the Crandberry Silk Microfine Glitter.
This final card is created by Karen Ostergard who used the adorable Dog die set. Love how she colored the dog. For the sentiment she used the Furrever Friends Sentiments set.

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Videos

Clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards

February 7, 2021

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s Sanna here again with my monthly guest design team project share. I´d like to share a set of clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards with you today. I love using Silk Microfine Glitter and what better occation to do so, than Valentine´s Day! There just cannot be too much glitter on a Valentine´s Day card!

For my first card I´ve recorced a start-to-finish video for you to watch, because I wanted to share how I work with Silk Microfine Glitter and Clear Double Sided Adhesive on such a card. I find it easier to explain the steps thru a video.

For this project I used the Fitted Hearts die set with various red and pink tones of Silk Microfine Glitter as well as the very versatile Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. See the used products listed at the end of this blog post.

For my second card I got the idea from the Fitted Heart dies. I wanted to use just one big heart as a focal point on a card and that gave me the idea to use the gorgeous Astry Scenery Washi Tape with the die cut die.

Here is how I created the card:

Step 1: Take a piece of paper and cover it with washi tape strips.
Step 2: Die cut hearts in two sizes (big and tiny) from the “washi paper”.
Step 3: Arrange the hearts onto the card base and adhere on place.


Step 4: Take a dark blue cardstock strip and heat emboss a Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set sentiment onto the strip.
Step 5: Fussy cut into a banner with scissors and adhere onto the card with 3D foam pads.

Both of the cards are very easy to do, so if you are planning on doing plenty for Valentine´s Day, you could consider doing one of these ideas, maybe. Wishing you a lovely Valentine´s Day! Let´s send those cards out to family, friends and loved ones, especially this year they mean so much to so many people!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
Acrylic block
Embossing ink
White Embossing Powder
White and dark blue cardstock
3D foam pads
Heat tool
Scissors


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Princess & Fairy

February 5, 2021

Karen here! Just before the holidays, Joset designed and released the Once Upon a Time Collection. Because of holiday crafts, I felt like I didn’t get to play with this line nearly enough and decided to create a couple cards for today’s post using the Princess and the Fairy 1 die sets. The little fairy card would be good for the upcoming Valentine’s Day!

That sweet girl is the Princess. I die cut the pieces for her out of 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. For the pieces “on top”, I usually cut those with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the back to make it easier to assemble. I start by lining up the pieces as though I were going to put her together. This helps me to know which colors to use for different pieces.

For today’s post, I used Copic markers to color the girls. The princess used:

  • Dress, Shoes and Flower: B93, B95, B97, V22, V25
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
  • Belt and Crown: Y23, Y26
  • Eyes: C7 and white gel pen

The card front was cut with the Fitted Rounded Rectangle. I added a strip from the Artsy Scenery Washi Tape collection and a stamp from the Once Upon a Time Sentiments.

The next card uses the Stitched Indented Rectangle and the Fitted Stars for the card front. The Fairy 2 die is colored with the same colors as the princess but I used Y13 and Y19 for the hair, V20 for the wings, E4 for the lips, and YG03, YG06 for the plant stem. I also added a sun and flower from the Once Upon a Time Accessories.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Purple Patterned Cardstock, Copic Markers, Black Ink

Planner Essentials Videos

Final Greenville Planner Pages with video tour

February 3, 2021

Hello everyone, Annette Green here today with my final pages in my Greenville Planner which I’ve been sharing throughout 2020. I ended this planner/journal with some Fall pages, at which time my planner was filled to the brim. I decided it was a good place to stop, especially since I started a new planner in December for my Day-by-Day memories. (You can check that December DBD video out HERE if you like.)

As you can see, I’ve introduced the Phone Booth Special die set into my planner. I hope you follow along as I share how my pages came together. All products used for this final layout are shown at the end of this post.
I began by die-cutting my paper from the Rusty Weathered collection using the Planner Essentials 1 page die. From the Reminiscence paper collection, I fussy-cut three sunflowers and adhered them around the page. From the Reinforcement Pack 2, I die cut the leaf shapes and adhered them in place.
Next I used the tag die from Planner Essentials 4 to cut my photos, then matted around them with a deep red card stock. The tag shapes gives a little more interest than a simple rectangle. Finally, I stamped the list from the CS119 Reminders stamp set onto ivory card stock, colored in the arrow and inked the outer edges before adhering in place.
For the facing page, I cut the same paper using the Planner Essentials 4 page die, added the same leaf-shaped reinforcers and fussy cut one more sunflower. The large circles and scalloped circles were die-cut from the Pizza Box set and the “heart this” is die-cut from Planner Essentials 30 Wave Pocket die set which are then adhered to a stamped label from the CS133 Retro Labels stamp set.
After stamping the journaling block using the Sidekick 1 stamp set, I added my photos. If you’re curious how to cut circles from your photos, check out the video tour below.
Since I had more photos to feature, I decided to add the cute Phone Booth as an insert. What a fun die set to play with! I added the word Fall using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set and the pumpkins and leaves from Joset’s Pumpkins set, and all other elements are from the Phone Booth set.
The door to the Phone Booth opens out to this fun area for more photos and journaling. I used the Planner Filmstrip set to cut two photo frames for the right side of this page.
Small photos fit nicely inside here, and it’s a great place for a little hidden journaling.
For the back side of my Phone Booth insert I added more fun elements from the die set, as well as the photo mat/tag from the Wave Pocket set I used earlier, and of course one more fussy-cut sunflower and the leaf reinforcements.
Once I added my last photo, I finished off this page by stamping the word “Happy” from the Sidekick 1 stamp set. And my pages are done, my Greenville Planner is done, and I’m moving on to my 2021 planner and Nature Notebook Planner which you’ll see in future posts. If you’d like to check out my video tour of my entire Greenville Planner, I’ve provided it below. Thanks so much for stopping in today!
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