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Happy Birthday Flip Card

August 4, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. If you struggle with Interactive Cards then the new Birthday Flip Card Dies will surprise you with how easy it is to put together. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Base Solid) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold all the score lines where the diecut scored. You now have your base card.

Step 2 – Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Top and Bottom Shapes) using Patterned Paper of your choice. This is a great way to use up your stash. I added a little shading to the edges of the Patterned Paper then adhered to top and bottom of card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4″ x 2 3/4″ and apply Ink of your choice using a Blender Brush. I used a Soft Green and Blue Ink. Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Panel). I saved the “Happy Birthday” diecuts for another time and adhered the panel to the front of the card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and apply Ink of your choice using a Blender Brush. I used a Soft Green and Blue Ink. Adhere to inside of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Monster 3 using White Soft Finish Cardstock (or if you prefer coloured Cardstock). Color using medium of your choice. I used Inks. Assemble and adhere to inside of card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Party Time (Party Horn) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in using any medium of your choice. I used Copic Markers. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue making sure to slid into the opening of the mouth.

This card will be sure to make any child excited. Or adults, lol. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Videos

Tips on Catching up in your Scrapbook/Planner

June 13, 2022
Hello! Annette Green here today with some helpful tips on getting caught up in your scrapbook/planner. I am working in my 2021 planner and am making progress getting caught up, so if you are in the same situation, you may find this post and my video helpful.
There are a number of ways to speed up the process of getting caught up. One of the best ways is to utilize the new Pocket Pages. I alternated paper pages and pocket pages in my planner, but you can do ALL pocket pages to really make it easy and fast.
Another way to speed things up is to use stickers and cut-aparts from your paper collection. I used ready-to-go 3 x 4 cards and stickers from some Fall papers in my stash. This really helped the assembly go quickly.
Another way to make this process easy and quick is to utilize Planner Essentials dies, of course. The page dies are a great way to begin, then the little embellishment pieces like tabs, tags, labels and shapes are quick and easy decorative elements.
In the video I explain how I do the layering method where I begin with all of my base pages first, then add mats or frames for all my photos, then I size and print my photos, then add the final embellishments. By following this method I was able to complete the five layouts shown here in just an afternoon! I hope you take a moment to watch this “Craft With Me” style video and that you find it helpful. Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a wonderful day!
Inspiration from the Design Team Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Stamping Uncategorized

Create a Garden Mini Album using Sidekick Essentials Planner Dies

May 10, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green back again today with a fun little mini album project you can create in an afternoon using three Sidekick Essentials dies, a few stamp sets, your favorite papers and some chipboard. I’ve created a video tutorial so you can follow along and hopefully make one of these yourself!
I’ve used the Sidekick Essentials 1, 12 and 16 for this album because each one has a base page to use along with very versatile embellishment pieces. I’ve used Graphic 45 papers in my stash, but really any papers will do, so I encourage you to go to your supplies you have on hand.
I ended up using images from five different stamp sets (Memorable, Paper Love, Planted with Love, Home & Nature and In My Garden) but you can use whatever you have to make this album work for you. I’ve linked everything below if you’re looking to expand your collection.
As I describe in the video, I mixed Graphic 45 collections along with 49 & Market to make a really feminine, garden-themed album, but I can imagine this album with masculine papers too. So in the video, I share the basic assembly of the base album first, then I show how I decorated it toward the end of the video. I hope you find it interesting to watch and that it inspires you to give it a try. Thanks for stopping in today.
Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Winter Blues

December 9, 2021

Hello friends! It’s EK and I am popping in with a super simple card created using Joset’s Classic Christmas Special Kit. I just love how this all inclusive kit can easily create a whole range of stunning slimline cards.

Step One: Using three different shade of water activated blue ink, smear them onto a craft mat or glass and spray with water. I used Distress Oxide in Mermaid Lagoon, Stormy Weather, and Tumbled Glass.

Step Two: Using Watercolor Paper, smooch the ink onto the paper. Let dry.

Step Three: Trim the Watercolor Paper to the slimline card frame size of 8.5×3.5 inches. Spray with shimmer spray to create a frosted look. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Tape, adhere the Watercolor Paper to the slimline card frame.

Step Four: Line the back of a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and die cut the paper with the Slimline Background from the Classic Christmas Special Kit.

Step Five: Adhere the die cut to the watercolor paper.

Step Six: Blend some bright blue ink onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut several snowflakes from the Classic Christmas Special Kit. I used Mermaid Lagoon.

Step Seven: Rub some darker blue ink onto the snowflakes. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide.

Step Eight: Using the same darker blue ink, blend some onto Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut one of the ornaments from the Classic Christmas Special Kit. Rub some gold pigment ink onto cardstock and die cut the ornament topper.

Step Nine: Stamp a sentiment from the Holiday Sparkle stamp set onto some Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut with the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails.

Step Nine: Adhere the sentiment to the card frame.

Step Ten: Adhere the ornament and snowflakes to the card frame.

I love how easy it is to create beautiful holiday cards using this all in one kit. If you are into slimline cards this kit really is perfect.


Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team

Die Cut Holiday Tags

November 30, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am popping in with some festive holiday gift tags using the new Sonia and Diane stamps and dies. These make a perfect decoration for any gift under the tree.

Step One: Add a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of Watercolor Paper.

Step Two: Using a water proof ink, stamp both the floral deer from the Prosperity stamp set and the cardinal from the Peace stamp set onto the watercolor paper.

Step Three: Watercolor the images loosely. I used a combination of Distress Spray Stain and shimmer sprays to watercolor. Let dry.

Step Four: Die cut the images with the coordinating Prosperity and Peace die sets. Die cut a second cut out of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Peel off the backing of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet and adhere the watercolored die cut to the heavy cardstock die cut.

Step Five: Hole punch a hole into each of the assembled die cuts. Add a holiday ribbon to both to create the tag.

Step Six: Stamp sentiments onto heavy cardstock using the Noel stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Pine Needle Distress Oxide.

Step Seven: Die cut the sentiments using the coordinating Noel die sets.

Step Eight: Using foam tape adhere the sentiments to the tag.

Step Nine: To finish the tags add Craft Drops in Pearl Rose.

What do you think? Is this a craft you think you could make for your holiday gift? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Autumn is Calling

November 11, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s Ek, and today I am totally embracing all things fall. I am not gonna lie, my favorite two holidays to craft for are Halloween and Christmas, but Thanksgiving is hands down my actual most favorite calendar holiday. The idea of stoping and joining hands with the people you love and giving thanks for all that you have is something that each year always makes my heart warm. But crafting for this holiday has not always been easy. However, with the release of Joset’s die collection this fall, creating for my favorite holiday has gotten so much easier. Today I am playing with the Turkey die set, and falling right into autumn.

Step One: Die set the Turkey die set from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Using Distress Ink, blend color onto the Turkey body parts. I used Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.

Step Three: Blend ink over the leaves and the rest of the Turkey accessories. I used Black Soot, Barn Door, Crackling Campfire, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint.

Step Four: Using a liquid adhesive, such as Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Turkey pieces together.

Step Five: Using a black and white gel pen, fill in the eyes and add highlights.

Step Six: Die cut a background out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Splatter Distress Ink in the colors of the leaves onto the background die cut. Using a piece of printed paper, such as one found in the Worn Wood paper collection, die cut it with the Stitched Rounded Square die set. Adhere both the background and the square die cut to a 6×6 inch card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Seven: Using a liquid adhesive, such as Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Turkey to the card frame.

Step Eight: Adhere the leaves around the Turkey with a liquid adhesive. Add a sentiment to the card by stamping fall themed sentiment from the Autumn Words stamp set. Finally add some Craft Drops to the card by adding fall colored Drops in Pearl Olive, Pearl Rose, and Metallic Gold.

I am so happy to have some crafting supplies that coordinate with Thanksgiving.

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite holiday is. Until then, happy crafting.



Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry & Bright Mini Album

November 10, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan Gerber here sharing a project with you. Today I have a mini album to share with you. I designed this using the Florals 12 on the cover along with the Indented Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtails. The inside boosts a few more of my favorites and I hope you enjoy. 

The papers are from Stamperia – Classic Christmas. I love the vintage feel to the images in this collection and they were perfect for photo flips throughout the album. 

Inside cover and first page. I free hand drew the curves pockets on the inside front cover and used the Indented Rectangles as photo mats throughout the album.

Page 2 and 3 – Indented Rectangles used again for photo flips. 

Above I used Planner Essentials 16 and created a pocket from that large tree. Photo mats will fit in there. Same with the Small Villages on page 5. Photo mats will slip in under the houses and trees on that page. 

For pages 6 and 7 I used the Stitched Indented Rectangles for the front of a side pocket. 

For he last page and inside back cover I used the Stitched Circles and Indented Rectangles. Lots of gold mirri paper was used throughout. 

I am attaching some detail photos of the cover for you. I hope you have enjoyed my project share for you today. 

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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team

Halloween Party

October 21, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in today with a fun Halloween card. There is nothing easier than getting ready for the spooky with the festive Ilse and Charlene stamp set Halloween Party.

Step One: On a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, stamp the cat image from the Halloween Party stamp set in the middle of the page using alcohol friendly ink. Add a piece of masking tape over the stamped image. Stamp other images onto the cardstock to finish the scene.

Step Two: Using an alcohol friendly ink pen, draw a simple line to ground the scene so that the cat and pumpkins look like they are on a table and the witch is standing behind it.

Step Three: Using alcohol markers, color the scene. I used my copics.

Step Four: Fill in the negative space with stencil work. I used the Pattern Stencil Pack and Distress Oxide in Crushed Olive. Add more ink around the edges of the card removing the white sections.

Step Five: Add some Craft Drops around the sentiment. I used both Pearl Olive and Metallic Gold.

I hope today’s project is making your as excited about Halloween as I am. Make sure you pop over to the store and pick up this stamp set before it is gone since at the moment you can acquire it at an amazing sale price.

Do you like crafting for Halloween. Let me know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.



Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

Glitter Witch

October 7, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am getting ready for Halloween today by pulling out my Halloween Accessories die set and my collection of Silk Microfine Glitter to create a nit of halloween magic.

Step One: On a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, blend ink in halloween colors. I used Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide.

Step Two: Splatter the ink with water. Let dry.

Step Three: Blend dark ink around the edges of the cardstock. I used Black Soot Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Die cut the inked cardstock with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut inked panel to an A2 card frame.

Step Six: Die cut the Halloween Accessories die set out of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheets. I used the witches hat and broom set.

Step Seven: Adhere the broom handle onto the card frame. Peel off top adhesive sheet and add Copper Bronze Silk Microfine Glitter from the Earth Palette Collection.

Step Eight: Add the bristles of the broom and coat the clear double sided adhesive with Moonbeam from the Earth Palette Silk Microfine Glitter collection.

Step Nine: Add the broom band and add Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter to it.

Step Ten: Add the witches hat and add Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step Eleven: Add the witches band and coat the adhesive in Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step Twelve: Add Black Soot Distress Oxide to a a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the sentiment ‘happy halloween’ from the Words 3- Happy Holidays.

Step Thirteen: Adhere the sentiment to the card frame using liquid adhesive such as Kids Choice Glue. Add a few squeezes of Craft Drops in Pearl Olive. Let dry.

I just love how the die cuts look covered in glitter. I think it makes the whole card look really special.

Let us know what you think of this colorful creation in the comments below. What would you use Silk Microfine Glitter on?


Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

Friendship

September 23, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am sneaking in with a card sharing on of the new Beautiful Blooms flowers stamp sets, Friendship. I created this super simple card, knowing it looks anything by simple.

Step One: Using a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, add masking tape to create your panel.

Step Two: Blend ink into the panel. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide.

Step Three: Hand stamp floral images from the Friendship stamp set into the panel in a slightly darker ink. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Using smaller filler stamps from the Friendship stamp set, hand stamp in the rest of the negative space.

Step Five: Peel off masking tape to reveal crisp clean lines. Add a sentiment from the stamp set in the same ink color you stamped the flowers.

Step Six: Die cut the panel using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Seven: Finish the sentiment by stamping a large sentiment and small one from the Words & Layers stamp set in black ink.

Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the panel cardstock to a piece of trimmed black cardstock. Add both to an A2 card frame.

Step Nine: Finish the card using Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to make a few dew drops.

I just love the clean lines of this card. It is perfect any time card for that friend who needs to know you are there, either in the good times or bad.

Let us know in the comments below what you would use this card for. Until then, happy crafting.



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