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.
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! There are so many fun dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs that I have a hard time figuring out what I want to do when I start to craft. Today, the FuN Zebra just called from the wild.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Enjoy This Moment Planner Page.
To create my planner page, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as dies from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my page at home.
Step One. Die cut the ticket page from the Planner Essentials – 11 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Spritz Dylusions Ink Spray in Rose Quartz, Pink Flamingo and Tangerine Dream on the page as desired. Spritz the ink with water and dab the excess ink spray off with a paper towel. Once the page has dried, ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Choose a piece of patterned paper. Die cut the large banner from the Planner Essentials – 3 die out of the paper. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 3/4″ fishtail out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4″. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. From the Planner Essentials 14 – Bookmark 1 die, die cut the star reinforcements out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of four. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. Die cut two circle wreaths from the Planner Pocket – 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six. Die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of the same piece of patterned paper you die cut the banner out of. Die cut the 1 1/2″ note piece out of another piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the note pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Seven. Choose two labels from the Planner Labels die. Die cut one label out of black cardstock. Die cut the other label from kraft cardstock. Cut one of the labels in half. Ink the edges of the kraft label using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eight. Choose two of the patterns from the Planner Patterns die. Die cut one of the patterns out of black cardstock. Die cut the other pattern out of kraft cardstock.
Step Nine. From the Planner Filmstrip die, die cut the polaroid die with the tab out of a coordinating piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Ten. From the Planner Essentials – 8 die, die cut the Enjoy This Moment words out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the heart out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the heart a second time out using the patterned paper you die cut the banner out of. Ink the edges of both hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eleven. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 1 1/2″ x 4″.
Step Twelve. Adhere the star reinforcements over top of the circles on the page. Adhere the kraft pattern piece 1″ from the top and 1 3/4″ from the right of the page.
Step Thirteen. Adhere one of the label halves 5/8″ from the top and 7/8″ from the right of the page. Adhere the small note piece 5/8″ from the right and 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the burlap piece 7/8″ from the top and 1 1/4″ from the right of the page.
Step Fourteen. Use foam squares to adhere the kraft label 3/4″ from the right and 1 5/8″ from the top of the page. Adhere the 1 1/2″ note piece 3/4″ from the bottom and 1/4″ from the left of the page. Adhere the other half of the label 3/8″ from the bottom and 1/2″ from the left of the page. Adhere the other pattern piece 1″ from the top and 3/8″ from the left of the page.
Step Fifteen. Adhere the banner 1/8″ from the right and 2 1/4″ from the top fo the page. Adhere the two circle wreath as desired over top of one another to the middle of the pattern, note piece and part of the banner.
Step Sixteen. Staple the polaroid pieces together. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 1/8″ from the left side of the polaroid frame. Foam square the frame 1 1/4″ from the bottom and 1″ from the right of the page.
Step Seventeen. Adhere the hearts together, making sure the white part of the heart shows underneath the patterned paper heart. Adhere the heart overtop of the fishtail. Adhere the Enjoy This Moment words 1/4″ from the bottom of the polaroid frame. To finish the page, add a staple to the black label halves at the top and bottom of the page.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Enjoy This Moment Planner Page.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Dylusions Ink Spray: Rose Quartz, Pink Flamingo, Tangerine Dream
Blending Tool with Foam
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Pam Bray Digital Paper – Pink Crinkle Abstract Paper
Alexandre Renke: Patterned Paper
Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Burlap and Mini Stapler
Hey 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.
Step One: Die cut the Mermaid die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step Four: Using ECD’s new Watercolor Pallette, watercolor the background of the cardstock with Prussian Blue. Let dry.
Step Five: Using a combination of other watercolors, paint the flowers and leaves, keeping it light and pale.
Step Six: Stamp a sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set onto the card using black ink.
Step Seven: For some extra fun, adhere an action wobbler onto the back of the mermaid.
Step 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.
What 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.
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,
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my May guest design team card tutorial. I needed two retiment cards for colleagues and wanted to use Elizabeth Craft Designs dies for creating them, because they have several that are just perfect for this occasion.
Here are the steps, on how to create this card:
Step 1: Take a white card base and die cut piece of additional carstock with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil. Then using the self-made stencil, apply yellow Distress Ink onto the background to create a cloud pattern. Step 2: Die cut the waves and the palm tree scenery from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Palm Trees and Ocean Edges die cut dies. Step 3: Ink the various pieces with blue, yellow, green and brown Distress Ink tones.
Step 4: Adhere the inked pieces onto the card, starting with the waves. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape for the bigger parts and Kids Choice Glue for the smaller pieces. Also, the tweezers are very helpful, when adhering (or inking) tiny pieces on place. Step 5: Now add a stamped sentiment and sun onto the card. For this card I used the Beach Sentiments (the sun) and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp sets. Step 6 (optional): Add some white splatterns onto the waves using white acrylic paint or like I did, pigment sticks and water.
I also created a second card using the exactly same steps, but instead of using the island, I used a sailboat die cut die. Sadly, this die cut die is discontinued, but I added links to altenative products into the supply list that would work on a retirement card as well.
I did the exact same steps, like on the first card, but instead of using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set I replaced it with Ahoy Sentiments, because it better suited the boat theme. I hope you don´t mind me using a discontinued die cut die on this card? I tried to find you nice alternatives from the store and also did! You could use the Sailor´s Life stamp and die sets to create a fun sailboat image for this card or replace the boat with a hot air balloon – also listed in the supply list. Both these products would fit the theme of retirement and new adventures very well.
Like always, I´ve again recorded a star-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope you like it!
See you soon with another fun project share! Happy crafting! xxx, Sanna
Supplies: Elizabeth Craft Desings:
Other: Distress Inks in various tones – Ranger Inc. Ink blending tool and kraft sheet – Ranger Inc. Scissors Sizzix Big Shot A4 Paint Brush Scribble Sticks – Ranger Inc. Chalkboard black stamp ink – Hero Arts Acrylic block for stamping
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is inspired with our current situation globally. With the lockdown we are all thinking of the day we can visit our family and friends. Below are the steps to create your own Thinking Of You Card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 8 1/2”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)
Step 2 – Trim Green Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 8 1/2” and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Trim Rusty Weathered Patterned Paper to 3 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Diecut Frame It Stitched Circles 3 times. Start in the middle and then diecut top then bottom for 3 windows. If you don’t have Frame It Stitched Circles you can use Stitched Circles.
Step 4 – Diecut Blooming Branches using Green Cardstock 4 times. Randomly trim and place along with windows from the background created from Step 3. Adhere tips to the backside of the background using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to whole panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 5 – Diecut Monkey 3 times using Earth Tone colours (browns and taupe). Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Trim and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 7 – Diecut Words 2 – Thinking Of You (You die) using White Soft Finish Cardstock 3 times. Glue each layer and adhere to card just under the sentiment using Kids Choice Glue.
This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment, background papers and colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!