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June 1, 2020

Hello everyone! It’s Marjolijn here today. With a little luck, the world will open up a bit, at least in the Netherlands.

It has done a lot to me, the “intelligent Lock down” and I am glad we can breathe again.

Of course, that does not alter the fact that the virus is still roaming around and that caution is really necessary.

But let’s hope we can take that coat off gradually. That we get a little more freedom again and I sincerely hope that we can eventually return to what it was like.

Contrary to what is said and thought about it.

This page I made out of the beautiful paper Ilse and Charlene designed for ECD. Rusty Weathered from the Art journal collection.

Also I cut the cylinder lock on the small ticket from that paper, I incorporated an eyelet were the key ring hangs. The keys I made from black cardstock that has been treated with guilding wax. 

The text stamped on the tab is from one of the stamp sets of the Art journal collection. Together we are strong and we really have to do this together.

I punched all the tickets, the borders and the flowers out of a scrap of yellow design paper, they did get a lick of distress ink. 

Behind the small flowers is a golden flower, which I punched out of golden glitter paper, I think it works very nice with the glitter of ECD, but I don’t have the glitter yet. I think I must have that to 😉

There are 2 stamped flowers on top, they are stamped on vellum that I first gave a lick of watercolor paint on the back, I stamped with Stazon or I rubbed it off again. 

On top of a piece of burlap, I also stamped on that, first I cut it with one of the label dies but did not get through the jute, However, I could see the shape well, so I cut it with my scissor.

I used drops on the small leaves of this twig, which is a delicious stuff, finally one that also makes really nice balls..

So a new phase, a new planner, the other one was almost filled so it was necessary.

I am very happy with the planners of E.C.D. not too much fuss and you can put a lot in it.

Hopefully I inspired you a bit to get started.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Sending You XOXO Card

May 28, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Rainbows have a new meaning these days. Did you know if you have circle dies you can make rainbows? Two of them. Below are the steps to create your own Sending You XOXO card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a horizontal card. (A2)

Step 2 – Place 7 circle dies evenly spaced on top of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” with removable tape. Diecut. Colour in rainbow colours using alcohol markers. Use tape on the backside to hold all the pieces together and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Trim the access.

Step 3 – Diecut Sea Weed (the chest and accessories). Assemble the chest and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Peek-A-Boo Love Set and Entwined Heart (all the little hearts) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour in various shades of red using Alcohol Markers. Adhere to the chest and some floating ones using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Bear Hugs sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on White Soft Finish Cardstock. I did some stamp surgery by using Sending You A Bear Hug Stamp and using removable tape to cover A Bear Hug. I inked the stamp and removed the tape.

Step 6 – Diecut Diagonal Stitched Fishtails using the sentiment created from Step 5. Trim the left side and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – Randomly adhere some Craft Drops Transparent Crystal.

This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment. You can also change up the rainbow colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs

You are BEARY cute!

May 24, 2020

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here sharing with you this BEARY cute card! I couldn’t help myself – I do love a good pun card and this bear is super adorable!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: On white cardstock apply a thin layer of glue.

Step 2: Using old book paper, and assorted tissue paper colours, tear and adhere them to the white card.

Step 3: Continue to adhere, overlapping the paper until you are happy with the result.

Step 4: Trim the overlapping pieces of paper. Next, using a foam brush apply pink and yellow acrylic paint onto the card.

Step 5: Using the hexagon shaped stencil, apply a generous amount of white acrylic paint over the stencil, through to the card stock.

Step 6: Trim and adhere the mixed media card stock to fit a pink card front measuring: 10.5 x 15.5. (as shown below)

(Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 7: Using brown and kraft cardstock die cut the bear. Then using left over mixed media background card, black cardstock and yellow tissue paper die cut the bees 3x.

Step 8: Assemble the bear and bees as shown below. Stamp the sentiment on pink card stock, trim and adhere to the card front.

Step 9: Embellish assembled card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

Other

Pink/Brown/Cream/White/Black Card stock

Yellow Tissue Paper

Sequins

Googly Eyes

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Acrylic Paint/Foam Brush

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Sewing Machine

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Stamping Watercolor Palette

You, Me & The Sea

May 18, 2020

IMG_0039Hey Friends!  It’s EK and I am back today with a brand new card where I not only mix coloring mediums, but also mix different releases.  Today I have combine both an old stamp set and a new die set.  I thought it would be really fun to take one of Joset’s recently released die sets and combined it with a separate older line stamp set.  Together,  the two, I think the the two make the perfect pair.  I just love how fresh and fun Joset’s Mermaid die set looks with the Color My Flowers stamp set.

IMG_0012Step One:  Die cut the Mermaid die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0013Step Two:  Using alcohol markers, color the different pieces of the Mermaid.  I used my copics.  Using Kids Choice Glue, assemble the pieces to make the mermaid.

IMG_0030Step Three:  On a piece of watercolor paper, stamp the flowers and leaves from the Color My Flower stamp set around the edges using a watercolor safe ink.  Float a few time the smallest flower in the middle of the cardstock.

IMG_0031Step Four:  Using ECD’s new Watercolor Pallette, watercolor the background of the cardstock with Prussian Blue.  Let dry.

IMG_0032Step Five:  Using a combination of other watercolors, paint the flowers and leaves, keeping it light and pale.

IMG_0034Step Six:  Stamp a sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set onto the card using black ink.

IMG_0033Step Seven:  For some extra fun, adhere an action wobbler onto the back of the mermaid.

IMG_0035Step Eight:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to an A2 card frame. Then adhere the action wobbler to the card frame.

I just love how much extra fun the wobbler adds to the card.

IMG_0040What do you think?  Do you like how the old and the new combine to make a brand new look.  Let me know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.

 

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:

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Loved

May 14, 2020

IMG_9989Hey friends!  It’s EK and I am popping in today to show you how easily you can manipulate your favorite stamps to use all year long.  Every since the Halloween Party Stamp set was released by designer Charlene, I have been absolutely in love with the kitty stamp.  It is hands down one of the cutest cats around.  However, his little bat wings make him limited in how often you can use him.  However, I am sharing today, that with a little creative stamping you can use this cutie all year long!

IMG_9971Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Using a stamping platform add you cat stamp from Halloween Party and ink it up.  Then before stamping, wipe the ink from the kitty’s wings.  You can use any type of ink for this stamping technique.  I used Fadeout ink so I could do a little no line coloring.

IMG_9972Step Two:  Using alcohol ink color the image in.  I used copic markers.

IMG_9973It is hard to believe that this sweet little image once had little bat wings set on the body.

IMG_9975Step Three:  Using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut out the stamped image.  Using two of the dies from the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut a board that is about the size of the card frame.

IMG_9976Step Four:  Using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut a piece of printed paper the size of the opening in the die cut boarder.

IMG_9977Step Five:  Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the die cut boarder to an A2 Card frame.  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the printed paper and the stamped image, making both of center.

IMG_9990Step Six:  Stamp a sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black ink.

IMG_9992I hope you find it helpful to see how to manipulate your stamps to use them in new and interesting ways.  It is super easy and gives all your stamps a new and versatile way of using them.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

A Way With Words Cardmaking

Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2020

A very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mother’s out there! To celebrate this special day, each Design Team member created a project for mom for Mother’s day.

We hope that you will enjoy these beautiful creations. Don’t forget to click on the name of each designer to visit their blog and find out more about their project.

EK Gorman – A beautiful card created by EK Gorman that will bring a smile to your mother’s face. She used the Watercolor Palette for coloring her images. A bright and colorful card!

Annette Green – A fabulous Z fold card created by Annetter Green who used the Planner Essentials 25 die set to decorate her card. Love how the planner dies can be used for so many different projects.

Katelyn GrosartKatelyn created this lovely decorated box for chocolates for Mother’s day. She used the Gable Box die to create the box and a combination of flower dies to decorate. Love the patterned papers she used as well.

Suzanne CannonSuzanne Cannon used a combination of dies from her “A Way With Words” collection to make this beauitful card. Love the 3D elements on the card and the combination of colors used. Make sure to check out Suzanne’s blog for more inspiration.

Tanja KabelTanja Kabel used the beautiful First Sights of Spring stamp and colored using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette set. Love the background and the stitched detail from the Stitched Rectangle die.

Sandy Diller – Who doesn’t love this special box created by Sandy Diller? Sandy used Rainbow Bark paper to cover the box and decorated the box using the beautiful Butterfly Aperture die. For added details Sandy used a few small dots of the Transparent and Silver Craft Drops.

Karen OstergardKaren Ostergard created this colorful planner page for Mother’s day using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection. Karen also used the Spring Fling and Make a Wish Stamps to decorate her page. Find out more on Karen’s blog.

Marjolijn van Elsberg – Another beautiful planner page this time created by Marjolijn. She used a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection as well as some stamps from our Art Journal collection. Love the brightness of this page. Marjolijn created a second page that you can view on her blog so make sure to check it out!

Diana Hua – Last but not least is this beautiful recycled keepsake box for mom using a combination of dies from the “A Way With Words” collection. Love how Diana cut the rose wreath in half to decorate both ends of the box. A perfect present for Mother’s day.

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