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Picture This

February 21, 2021
It’s Sandy Diller here today with a fun little photo frame that is perfect for any child’s room where they can change the photo whenever they like. They can use it to display their favorite photos weather they are real or imaginary.

Begin by using the Castle Folding Card, cutting out the main part with the window section twice. Cut one down the center as shown above.

Line up the sections of the castle and glue together. Stamp some bricks using the stamp from the Prince & Frog Sentiments. Add some color, I used Watering Can Archival Ink and a blending brush.

Back the windows with the color of your choice, assemble the Prince and Princess and then add the photo frame from the Planner Essentials 3.

Crease the castle on each side, shown with the red arrows above.

When adding the backing for the frame – leave an open space just above the word PHOTO, shown with the white arrow above. This way the photos can be easily changed by sliding them into the opening.

For the base, simply cover a piece of chipboard with paper. In the photo above you will see that I marked where I wanted to place my castle and frame.

To make the frame stand up – cut 2 strips of cardstock 1″ X 5″ and crease ever inch. Fold on the creases and then glue together to form a box. Glue box at each end of the castle and then glue to base at an angle. This will keep the castle from falling over. Another piece of cardstock was added to the center section to help hold in place.

All that is left is to add the photo of your choice. A little crown was added to the photo just for fun.

Have a Royal Day,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

A Way With Words Craft Drops Home Decor Silk Microfine Glitter

Merry Christmas Wishes

December 20, 2020
Hello and Happy Holidays, it’s Sandy Diller here with a fun project that lights up to add some cheer. I used the Create A Wreath die set to add a festive feel to this canvas. I got this preprinted canvas at my favorite big box craft store and I’ve had it in my stash for quite some time – it measures 8″ square and is 2″ wide.
The first thing I did was to add some gold embossing powder to the edges. I did this by placing VersaMark ink around the edges in a random pattern. I then added gold embossing power to the ink, knocked off the excess and then heat set the power with a heat gun.

I cut a circle using two dies from the fitted circles to make a pattern. I knew I could never make a perfect circle without a guide. I glued the guide to the center of the canvas and then began making some small holes for the lights to poke through. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Lights and there are 20 lights on the string that is battery operated.

The next step was to cut all the branches and leaves. I cut 18 of each from the set. On the branches I added some craft drops that I made previously. I love using the craft dots but hate waiting for them to dry. I save the release paper from my ECD Double Sided Adhesive and then use it to make my drops ahead of time. Once the drops are dry they come right off the paper and then can be glued onto the project. By doing it this way, everything is where you want it with no boo boos.

I poked the lights into the holes and then used a small amount of hot glue to hold them in place. I first tried tape but it didn’t stick to the canvas. It’s not pretty but it gets the job done.

I layered the leaves on the guide, placed a Merry Christmas in the center that was first cut from fun foam to give it dimension and then added a Merry Christmas that was cut from hand made glitter paper – created using the Silk Microfine Glitter and double sided adhesive. I finished it off with a festive bow.

Have a Joyous Holiday Season,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words Home Decor Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Shadow Box Heirloom

December 19, 2020

Hi there Artlets!  It’s Suzanne here today with a fun little project!  We’re going to make a Christmas decoration from a shadow box filled with poinsettias! You’ll be able to keep it for years or give to someone who will treasure it!

Follow along and you’ll know how to make your own family heirloom.

Choose a deep (shadow box) frame. This one is small, just a 4×6”.  I wish I’d had a slightly bigger one which would have let more light into the flowers inside.  Keep that in mind when you choose your own frame!

I decided to mount the flowers on a piece of cork just to provide some interest between the flowers, but you could simply use red cardstock.  Cut it into the shape of the back panel of the frame. 

Draw a line on the backing you just made that will show you the edges of the frame which forms the support for the glass.  It will be smaller than the backing – at least it was with this frame.

Die cut the large poinsettia pieces from the Christmas Accents die set. You’ll just need the top two “petals”, not the green ones.  I cut enough for twelve poinsettias, but ended up needing fifteen, so make sure you have enough cardstock!

Blend Distress Ink on the edges of the poinsettia and then use a ball stylus to add dimension to the petals. 

Assemble the flowers.

Begin adding the flowers to your background.  I put the glass support in place just to give me extra guidance. Continue adding flowers till the background is filled.

Now assemble your frame following the frame instructions.  You will likely have to coax some of the poinsettia leaves inside the frame interior so they aren’t pinched when you put the back on the frame.

Die cut Merry Christmas 4 from Soft Finish Cardstock.  Apply adhesive (I like Glue Dots for this step) and adhere to the glass front on the frame.

Sweet decoration and a perfect gift!

Merry Christmas and Happy Creating!
Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Red cardstock
Gold cardstock
Shadow box frame
Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Ink Blending tool
Glue Dots

Home Decor

Cute little box with slider

December 1, 2020

The fact that all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products can be used for several things is no longer news but so much fun!!!

This time I made a box and I dressed it with the beautiful paper from the Reminiscence block.

On top of the box I adhered the slider from the Planner Essentials 31 set. I also added some decoration.

Then when you pull the tab, the snow man comes up.

Under the slider is space to write a personal message.

On the tab that you pull out I added a quote. I die cut the letters using Retro Alphabet Trio set (Planner Essentials 23).

And look in the box of course an appropriate surprise. 

I closed the box with an edge of design paper and a tekst was stamped on it. 

That’s going to be a surprise!!!

Hot chocolate with marshmallows, what a treat.

This way you can make a nice extra gift for under the Christmas tree or in the advent calendar. 

Nice, isn’t it?

I hope I inspired you, 

See you next time!

Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Home Decor Joset Designs ModaScrap Peel-Off Stickers Soft Finish Cardstock

In The Workshop

November 22, 2020

Hello friends, Sandy Diller here, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. This year will be celebrated a little differently but that is no reason to cut back on the fun of the season. One of my favorite things is decorating the house and I always like adding something new. I had this wooden kit in my stash and have to confess that I started it last year but didn’t finished it until now.

I previously painted the wooden pieces with white paint. I then covered the wooden trees with ECD Double Sided Adhesive.

Once the release paper was removed from the tape I placed three different ModaScrap Christmas papers on the trees. I trimmed the paper down and then used an emery board to sand the edges (sandpaper can also be used). Hot glue was used to attach the trees to the base.

I used lots of great dies from my ECD collection to create some gifts and bows and then cut and assembled the Jack Frost die set to create the cute snowman.

After cutting and assembling the adorable little Elves I added them to the scene using double backed foam tape to pop them out to the front.

One of the final touches was to add a banner across the front after stamping it with the fun greeting.

The last thing to go on was the little gift with the long ribbon. The package is a small wooden square, painted and then ribbon was added.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired you to get creative and decorate your home for the season.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Coming soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs

1826 – Hiliday Elf – Hers

1827 – Holiday Elf – His

1828 – Jack Frost

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:

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Loved Wall Hanging

February 13, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Loved Wall Hanging.

There’s only 1 day left until Valentine’s Day and I thought it would be fun to create a last minute wall hanging perfect to add to any place in your home. To create my project, I’ve used a variety of Charlene’s stamps and a some dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my wall hanging at home.

Step One. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/2″. Apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the Loved word from the Journaling Elements stamp set and stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Heart out of a book page. Distress the edges of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Heart out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the heart. Apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to the X’s stamp from the Journaling Elements and stamp randomly over the entire surface of the heart. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the medium Entwined Heart out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Heart stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the Heart stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Ruby Red Scribble Stick, colour in three of the hearts. Using a waterbrush and Blushing Scribble Stick, colour in the other three of the hearts. Once the hearts are dry, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose one of the flower stamps from the A Field of Flowers stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Sedonna Scribble Stick, colour in one of the flowers. Using a waterbrush and Blushing Scribble Stick, colour in the other flower. Once the flowers are dry, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the flowers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Choose one of the flower stamps from the Garden Flowers stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Ruby Red Scribble Stick, colour in one of the flowers. Using a waterbrush and Magenta Scribble Stick, colour in the other flower. Once the flowers are dry, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the flowers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Foam square the pink stitched heart to the middle of the 5 1/4″ stitched heart. Adhere the entwined heart to the middle of the pink stitched heart. Adhere the loved fishtail 2″ from the bottom and 1/8″ from the right of the 5 1/4″ stitched heart.

Step Nine. Adhere the six hearts as desired on the left side of the heart as well as to the bottom middle of the loved fishtail.

Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the flowers to the left hand side of the stitched hearts, making sure that you can see coloured small hearts.

Step Eleven. Punch two holes at the top of the stitched hearts. Tie a piece of twine through the two holes.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Loved Wall Hanging.

Katelyn

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Dina Wakley: Scribble Sticks 1 & 2
  • Misc: Twine, Waterbrush, Book page and Watercolour Cardstock
Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

DIY Birdhouse Ornament!

November 26, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I am going to show you how to turn the adorable little birdhouse into a Christmas Ornament.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed using dies from the Birdhouse set
  • use white Soft Finish Cardstock and woodgrain cardstock

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers
  • add shading to the birdhouse with Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
  • use Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils to add shading to the other elements
  • add highlights to the lights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Creating Glitter Embossing Powder

  • add some Versamark to the snow bank and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • before the embossing powder sets sprinkle on some Cold Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
  • heat the snow bank up again and the glitter melts into the clear embossing powder

Step 4: Assembly

  • use clear double-sided adhesive or liquid glue to assemble the birdhouse
  • before gluing on the roof make sure to add a strand of natural twine as a hanger

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
woodgrain cardstock
Alcohol Marker
Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
white gel pen
twine
Versamark
clear embossing powder

A Way With Words Cardmaking Designer Challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs General Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

24 Projects That Will Get You In The Holiday Spirit!

November 20, 2019

It’s almost Christmas and we are so excited! How about you?

We’re starting to see so many beautiful ideas for holiday cards, planner and scrapbook layouts, home decor –– we love them all and decided to join in. Our Design Team and friends have been busy crafting away and with their help, we’ve put together 24 projects that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Check out these holiday projects from our Design Team –– their pictures are linked to their tutorials!

EK Gorman

A beautiful idea –– create your own Holiday wood canvas!

Tanja Kabel

Suzanne Cannon

What a fabulous idea for any of your favorite die sets –– turn them into ornaments!

Katelyn Grosart

Create your own winter village with the Holiday House Box!

Karen Ostergard

We love this beautiful #DecemberDBD page with the hidden picture!
Another fabulous #DecemberDBD layout by Karen. Click her pictures for her tutorials!

Kora Leidlmayr

A beautiful idea for holiday decor –– turn your dies into stickers & use them on your votives!

Sandy Diller

If you would like to see how Sandy made this adorable ornament, click here.

Laura Gilhuly

A beautiful layout idea for your holiday scrapbook/planner!

Diana Nguyen

Simple and oh so elegant! Add your touch to your ornaments this year!

Luciana Telesca

This place card is a beautiful addition to any table. This die is currently sold out, but it’s a great idea for many of our dies. No tutorial available for this project.

Charlene van der Vorst

Have you seen this girl in my “Oh the joy of Christmas” stamp set? She makes a real cute addition to any winter themed journal page. No tutorial available for this project.

Just in case you missed these, here are some of our favorite Technique Friday projects that are perfect for the holiday season!

Click on the pictures to watch the video tutorial.


And, lastly here are some other fun projects from the ECD team and family! These are not linked to tutorials, but they’re sure to give you inspiration for your upcoming holiday crafts!


We hope you enjoyed today’s post! We’d love to see what you’re making this holiday season. Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook so you can share your latest ECD projects!

Happy Crafting!

Home Decor Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Puppy Love

November 12, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome, Sandy here. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks Santa will be loading up his sleigh and getting ready for the big night. It’s time to make all the preparations so we’re ready for the big guy to arrive. Today I want to share a fun and festive tree ornament that can be made in a short time and it’s lots of fun for the kids to do as well. A nice project for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Here is my tutorial:

I began with the adorable Dog die. After cutting out all the pieces using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Paper, they were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assembled as shown above. The die makes the crease lines for the mouth and snout, using a black marker simply follow the outline. The eyes and nose are Nuvo Drops but they can be easily made by using the marker for them as well. I used the Santa Hat from the Santa Claus die set. The hat was placed on the pup before adding the ears.

The snowbanks were made by cutting a circle from the Fitted Circle die set and then cut into sections using the Adventure Edges.

For the frame of the wreath I used a 4″ embroidery hoop. The inside was painted white while the outside edges were painted green to match the pine boughs that will be added later.

The first snowbank was added to the back of the hoop and the rest were added in layers using foam tape between each layer.

Using the Fitted Circle die set – cut a backing piece (snowflake paper was used here).

The Santa’s Sleigh die set was used for the tree and gifts. Place your cute little pup where you want him and the start adding the other items as desired. Since the snowbanks were raised on foam tape, foam tape was also used at the back of the dog’s head. Use the top of one of the bows to add a bow on the neck of the dog.

You can use any greenery die that you happen to have in your collection. I cut 25 to go all the way around the 4″ hoop. Glue was added to the back (top portion only) of the bough and glued to the hoop. Each time a layer was added, the previous one was lifted up and the next one place under it.

Keep going until the hoop is completely covered. Tie a small bow and add to the top. If you plan to hang this ornament on your tree you will need an extra piece of ribbon for a loop at the top.

Thank you for joining me. You may also want to make this cute ornament into a shaker ornament. That is easy to do by adding shaker items on the inside and some clear acetate on the front of your ornament before you add the greenery.

Happy Crafting,

S@ndy

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