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Clean and simple cards with basic dies

July 9, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with another guest design team project. This card idea originated from a wish to have a die that could cut chevron type backgrounds, which I didn’t own. But then I figured, I actually could use my existing dies to create a chevron pattern as a card background. And while I die cut the “chevrons”, I had plenty of pieces left to create two more fun cards. So one basic idea led to a set of cards that I’m quite happy with.

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I first die cut “frames” with the Stitched Rectangles die set by using the largest and the third largest die from the set. This way I had a bigger frame than if I had used the next to largest with the biggest size. I picked yummy, summery pastel cardstock for die cutting. I also kept the stitched rectangle pieces for later. You will see how I used them on the two cards to follow.
Step 2: After die cutting the frames I then took a card base and arranged the corners onto it in such manner, that they formed a “chevron” and marked the edges with a pencil. This way it was easier to know where to cut later. After that I just adhered the piece onto the card base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Out of each frame I got two bigger parts for the chevron pattern and I also saved the smaller ones for the lower and the higher corners. So for this size of a card you only need 4 frames in total.

Step 3: After adhering all the corners onto the card base I took the Planner Essentials 21 “Note Pieces” set and die cut a focal point for the card from black cardstock.

Step 4: I then added a stamped and embossed sentiment using the Planner Essentials “Remember” stamp set with neon green embossing powder. After that I just adhered the sentiment with 3D foam onto the card to create more texture and interest. For finishing touches I added a few craft drops for decor. The residue pieces then let to the second card:

For this one I did the following steps with the residue papers I had left over from my first card:

Step 1 to 3: I placed the stitched rectangle cardstock pieces onto my die cutting machine and places a stitched oval die onto the middle of them and die cut 4 pieces to create the oval background piece for the next card. After that I took a leftover strip of the light blue cardstock and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto it and die cut two “Budding Florals” for the card.

I then adhered the flowers on place, applied some liquid adhesive and loose golden glitter onto the upper area of the buds and let that dry. After the adhesive was dry, I just tabbed the residue glitter off. For the sentiment I used the General Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder and a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with the Fitted Fishtail dies. Very easy, but still very colorful thanks to the multi-colored background piece. This then led to my last card project:

For this card I used the final stitched rectangle pieces, as shown in the steps here:

Step 1 to 3: I arranged the leftover pieces from the previous card onto the card base and cut them into size so that they filled the whole background. Then I die cut a focal piece from white cardstock using the Stitched Circles die cut die. I stamped and embossed a sentiment (using General Sentiments) and florals (using the Spring Fling stamp set) and golden as well as light green and pink embossing powders.

After embossing I inked the circle light yellow with Distress Ink. Next I die cut a piece of golden glitter carstock with the Scalloped stitched circle die to place under the sentiment piece and finished the focal piece off with some Fitted Fishtail dies.

So one idea led to a set of three fun cards and I basically worked with the same paper pieces from start to finish. Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at your basic dies to use them in a little different way! I´d love to see what kind of ideas you come up with. Wishing you a fabulous July and see you again next month with another card idea!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pink, black, light green, yellow and blue cardstock
Embossing powder by Ranger and American Crafts
Golden glitter cardstock
3D foam squares
Heat tool – Ranger
Loose golden glitter

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Koala Sentiment Background

July 8, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a card featuring not only Joset’s sweet Koala die set but most of the sentiment stamps from the Bear Hugs stamp set. There are so many wonderful sentiments on this stamp set it is difficult to pick just one, so instead I created a background using them all.

Step One: In a stamping platform line up in a pattern the sentiments from the Bear Hugs sentiment stamp set into a block. Using a light blue ink, stamp the pattern onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Slide the cardstock over and stamp the pattern again onto a clean section of paper.

Step Three: Slide the cardstock down, letting it hang out of the stamping platform, and stamp the pattern.

Step Four: Repeat step two and three until the whole piece of paper is inked.

Step Five: Die cut the cardstock using the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Six: Using the same ink you stamped with, blend it around the edges of an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Adhere the die cut sentiment cardstock to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Eight: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the piece of the Koala die set.

Step Nine: Color the die cut piece with alcohol markers. I used my copics.

Step Ten: Using a liquid adhesive, assemble the Koala die set.

Step Eleven: Adhere the the Koala to the card frame, centering him onto of all the sentiments.

I hope you find my project as absolutely cute as I do. It was really fun to make, and I can’t wait to create a new one with a different sentiment stamp set.

Which stamp set would yo use to create your own sentiment background? Let us know in the comments. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Masculine graduation cards

July 7, 2021

Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team project. For today’s cards I created a set of two masculine, clean and simple, graduation cards. As my son finished high school level and exams this June, I need a nice card for his graduation festivities.

I used woodgrain patterned paper and instead of flowers, just leaves to add a special touch to the card. Also, the leaves are done out of Shimmer Sheets, to add just a touch of festivity to the card. Here is how the card is done:

Step 1: Take light blue Soft Finish Cardstock and using the Summer Fun Sentiments stamp set and grey Distress Oxide stamp ink, stamp the sentiment “well done” onto the carstock.

Step 2: Next die cut a piece of woodgrain paper using the Stitched Rounded Rectangles die cut die and then stamp “I´m so proud of you” with black stamp ink onto it using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set.

Step 3: Take a darker blue toned cardstock to mat the stamped cardstock strip. This will make the stamped element stand out more from the background. Then adhere the pieces onto the cardbase.

Step 4: Take a piece of Shimmer Sheet and apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet onto it. Now run the sheet thru your die cutting machine, but don´t die cut the image thru (don´t use a metal plate in your die cutting machine). This way you will get an embossed image. Next take your precision scissors and cut around the edges of the “embossed” image.

Step 5: Adhere everything on place and add some faux stitching around the edges to finish off the card. Optionally you can also add a few Craft Drops for decor or leave the card as it is. You now have a easy-to-mail, flat, yet decorative, masculine card done.

Since I had all the products alraedy on my desk, I also did a second card using the same basic idea and the same products, but modified the idea a little. This is a great way to strech one basic idea and make several variations of it at once. Besides, it is always good to have a card or two for just in case as backup!

I hope I could inspire you to create masculine clean-and-simple styled cards yourself! See you again next month with another card tutorial. Until then, wishing you a lovely June.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic block for stamping
Hero Arts Black Chalkboard stamp ink
3D adhesive foam

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Howdy! Mini Slimline Card

July 5, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I am sharing a card I made using the Beautiful Blooms Blossom Stamps as a background with the Sheep, Farm Accessories and Farmer dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4” x 5 3/4”. Stamp Beautiful Blooms Blossom (leaf) to the entire panel using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Sprinkle Clear Matte Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Apply various colors of Distress Ink. I used Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Seedless Preserves.

Step 3 – Diecut Frame It – Stitched Squares using the panel from Step 2 to create a window. (If you don’t have the Frame It – Stitched Squares then use the Fitted Squares to create a window.) Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Sheep, Farm Accessories (flower, leaf stem) and Farmer (hat) in various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on White Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut the sentiment using Stitched Fishtail Banners. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Pearls.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry Christmas Gift Tag

July 3, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a little Christmas in July with my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.

To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tag at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of red lightly patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 die, die cut the snowflake once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and a second time out of silver foil paper.

Step Three. Die cut the stars once from the Peace on Earth Die out of Champagne foil paper. You’ll need a total of three stars.

Step Four. From the Christmas Collection Stamp Set, you’ll need the Merry Christmas words. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the words and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the Merry word out and cut the Christmas word into a strip. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Adhere one star in the top right corner of the tag. Adhere the second star in the top left corner of the tag. Adhere the third star in the bottom left corner of the tag.

Step Six. Layer and adhere the two snowflakes together, making sure that the silver foil snowflake ends up at the top. Foam square the snowflakes to the middle of the tag. Add Trans. Glitter/Gold Dots to the silver snowflake as desired.

Step Seven. Adhere the Merry Christmas sentiment to the bottom right portion of the tag as desired. The merry and some of the Christmas will sit on the snowflakes.

Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Misc: Silver Foil Paper, Champagne Foil Paper and Twine
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Love You – Fairy Much!

June 30, 2021

Karen here today. I am sharing a card today that I made with the Fairy 1 die. I love the sweet “Once Upon a Time” release from Joset! The sentiments that go with it are very sweet.

To create this card, I cut an 8-1/2″x11″ sheet of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock in half and folded it to create a top-fold cardbase. Then I cut a piece of pink cardstock at 4″x5-1/4″ and another piece of Soft Finish Cardstock at 3-3/4″x5″ for the card front.

I cut the pieces of the Fairy 1 dieset with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I usually lay them all out in order to help me figure out what needs to be colored with which colors. I then colored this sweet fairy with Copic markers as follows:

  • Skin: E000, E01, R20 (for blusher)
  • Eyes: C7
  • Mouth: R4
  • Dress and shoes: R81, R83, YG13, YG17
  • Wings: YG00
  • Hair: Y23, Y26
  • Wand: E23, Y26

I used the Once Upon a Time Sentiments and the Stitched Hexagon Dies in varying sizes. I figured out what sizes by simply laying them out. (Note that once I got the pieces all ready to lay down, I moved things around just a bit!)

In assembling the card, I added some twine wrapped around the white piece and a couple jewels near the sentiment. That’s all! Fun and easy. Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Twine, pink and patterned cardstock, Copics, black ink

Joset Designs

Little Chocolate Cow

June 29, 2021

When you love chocolate, you need to make the very famous cow! This time I made the cow with felted wool, love the texture of this! At first I cut out all the pieces from the felt in different colors like white, purple and light pink. I didn’t have the color brown that I wanted to use for the feet so I decided to use Ground Expresso Distress Ink to color the white felt brown. On the back site I used double sided adhesive. Then it’s super easy to assemble your cow.

For the background I used Lindy’s Magicals. This is a powder with a lot of pigments. I used the colors Prima Donna Purple and Cattail Copper Brown. When you spray with water you have a lot of colors! Of course I wanted to have purple on the background, because that’s the color of the cow. I also added a little bit of brown to match with the chocolate.

For a simple effect on the background I used a mask from the stencil pack S041 together with expanding mouse (worn linnen). When you heat the expanding mouse it gives a really great effect!

Then I made a chocolate bar. First I cut a piece of White Soft Finisch Cardstock 9 x 6 cm. for the bar and colored this piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added 6 little squares measuring 2.1 x 2.1 cm that I colored with the same ink. It is so easy to make a paper chocolate bar. Wish it was that easy to make a real one 😉

And of course I had to use some Silk Microfine Glitter on this card! This time I used the stain die from the 1848 Puzzle page. It looks like spots on a cow. I first cut the stain pieces from white cardstock with clear double sided adhesive on top. I then remove the top sheet of the adhesive and colored the exposed adhesive with 661 Violet Silk Microfine Glitter. I then added the spots on the background piece of the card.

For the bottom of the chocolate bar I used a piece of paper in purple with white dots. This paper I used later on the background of the hole card. I also cut a banner (fitted fishtails 1694) from White Soft Finish Cardstock and stamped the sentiment “Cow’s it going?” from the farm collection (life it better on the farm CS221). This time I used embossing powder for the stamps. The background color is also distress ink Vintage Photo.

Hope you like it and see you all soon!!

Alice

Other used product:

  • distress ink Vintage Phote, Ground Expresso
  • felted wool pink, purple, white
  • silk microfine glitter 661 violet
  • lindy’s magical Prima Donna Purple, Cattail Copper Brown
  • Nuvo Expanding mouse
  • Moda Scrap paper Thinking about Rio the Janeiro
  • Embossing powder Opaque bright white

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Wishing you Oceans of Joy

June 27, 2021

Hello and Welcome! Samantha here, and today I wanted to share a simple technique that I love to use to create larger backgrounds with smaller background stamps. I’ve picked a stamp set that goes perfectly with the Mermaid die so I hope its something you try out yourself!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Stamp the scalloped imaged from Background Stamp 3 onto a white card front measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm.

Step 2: Stamp the image again onto masking paper.

Step 3: Fussy cut the masked imaged, remove the adhesive backing sheet and adhere it to the first stamped image.

Step 4: Position the Scalloped image above the masked area and stamp the image using a different ink colour.

Step 5: Remove the mask.

Step 6: Place the mask over the last stamped scallop image and repeat steps 4 and 5 until the card front is completely stamped.

Step 7: Use a variety of coloured card stock to die cut the Mermaid die. Assemble the mermaid and adhere to the card front.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment.

Step 9: Embellish the card front with sequins, and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by for today’s tutorial – I hope you try this technique out! It’s a lot of fun creating your own background and there’s many Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps you can try it with.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Masking Paper

Pink/White/Cream/Blue Card stock

Corrugated Blue Card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Gardening Card

June 25, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Gardening Card.

To create my Happy Gardening Card, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs as well as dies and stamps from the Sidekick Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. From the second piece of patterned paper, die cut a 3″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the plain label from the Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the tattered note page from the Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set. Trim the note page down to 1 1/8″. Ink the edges of the piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Planner Essentials 22 – Planner Pocket 3 – Top Loading die, die cut the arrow strip out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the arrow using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. You’ll need to choose a green piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials – 7 die, you’ll need the large plant and two of the single leaves. Die cut the large plant once out of the patterned paper. Die cut the two single leaves twice out of the same green patterned paper.

Step Seven. You’ll need the Happy Gardening Label from the Sidekick Essentials – Home & Nature Stamp Set. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the label and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut around the label. Ink the edges of the label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Adhere the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the torn edge note piece 1/4″ from the right as the 3″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Staple the label pieces together as desired. Staple the arrow strip 1/4″ from the right of the label. Adhere the label 1/2″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the large plant as desired on the right hand side of the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the single leaves as desired around the large plant.

Step Twelve. Foam square the Happy Gardening label 1/8″ from the left and 1/4″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Thirteen. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4″ x 7″, score at 3 1/2″.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Gardening Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Summer Journal Special Traveler's Notebook

Splish Splash

June 23, 2021

Hii all! It’s Lisanne here. It is time for a new blogpost from me. So the weather here in the Netherlands getting better and better. The Under the Sea Collection is perfect to use at this time of the year. I really like this Collection in combination with the square TN.

For this pages I used the Poloroid page and the beautiful Rainbow of Happiness paper. I used the paper with the blues and green colours. So let’s start with the Octopus page, doesn’t he look cute?

The Puzzle Page is a dies set with a lot of dies. I used the biggest frame and the splash. I used a thin denim sheet, that looks perfect with the Rainbow of Happiness paper. I used the frame without the splash with the Octopus.

The octopus is coloured with Distress Ink, some high lights with the a gell pen and glossy accents at his eyes. The eyes look rounder. But be carefully with these accents, they have to dry a little time.

I adhere some coral from the Summer Journal Kit in different colours to the page. Love all these colour explosion. The little fish at the right is also from the Summer Journal kit. At least I make a life buoy, which is a dies from the Whale, and stamped the text Splish Splash.

The second page is with the sea Turtle. He is so adorable. I told you that I made a splash from a denim sheet. The part who felt out is glued at the Turtle page. But only half of the splash, the other half is at the back. I also glued some waves from the Summer Journal kit at this page. I didn’t know if you see this that good, but for now it looks good haha.

I build up the Sea Turtle with ofcourse Distress Ink. Only the Turtle wasn’t enough for me. So at this page I made coral to but now with different colours. In combination with the other page, it looks beautiful!

I also made some accessories from the diving accessories. But I think they are laying a very long time at the bottom of the sea. They turning a little bit green haha.

I think I’ve told you everything about these two TN pages. I’ve had a lot of fun making these pages with all these beautiful colours.

Thankyou so much for reading! And hopefully I see you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Gelly Roll white and black
  • Denim Sheets Papermania
  • Distress Ink Octopus page: Black Soot, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Rustic Wilderness, Forest Moss and Picked Raspberry.
  • Distress Ink Turtle page:Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive, Worn Lipstick and Pumice Stone.

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