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Oh Happy Day! Card

July 26, 2021

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

To create my card, I’ve mixed new and older dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from Joset Designs and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of nature inspired patterned paper and die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of both pieces. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of book page. 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. From the Pizza Box Die, you’ll need the large plain circle and the nesting stitched circle. Die cut the large plain circle out of a piece of book page. Die cut the stitched circle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Planner Essentials – Pieces of Life 4 – Retro Stamp Set, you’ll need the Oh Happy Day! sentiment. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the sentiment and stamp in the middle of the stitched circle. Distress the edges of both circles. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Lacy Leaves twice out of a piece of Rose Gold Foil Paper.

Step Five. Next, you’ll need the Florals 11 die. Die cut the leaves three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the flower centres three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of two small centres and three medium centres. Die cut the large flower three times, the medium flower five times and the small flower five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of all three leaves. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the flowers. Shape the leaves and flowers as desired.

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

Step Seven. Adhere the stitched circle to the plain circle. Foam square the plain circle 1/2″ from the left and 1″ from the top of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the flowers together. You will have a total of three – three layered flowers and two – two layered flowers. Make sure to adhere a centre in each flower.

Step Nine. Adhere a lacy leaf and plain green leaf in the top left side of the circle as desired. Adhere the two – two layered flowers in the top left side of the circle, making sure they look like they are apart of the leaves.

Step Ten. Adhere the remaining lacy leaf to the bottom right side of the circle as desired. Adhere a green leaf in the bottom left side of the circle and top right side of the circle. Adhere the remaining three – three layered flowers in the bottom right side of the circle, making sure they look like they are apart of the leaves.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Dried Marigold and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Bird Watcher – 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
  • Misc: Book Page and Rose Gold Foil Paper
Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Have a Magical Day

July 25, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a fairy magical card! I originally had plans to join in the Christmas in July fun and create a Christmas themed card using the Snow Globe die. Instead I used many Elizabeth Craft Design dies to create a magical background for fairies!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the snow globe as shown below. Adhere globe pieces to a light grey card base.

Step 2: Use Adventure Edges and Adventure Edges 2 to create a grassy scene using green pattern paper and cardstock.

Step 3: Continue, to create a background scene. Die cut the sun, clouds and mushroom from Once Upon a Time Accessories

Step 4: Using a variety of colours, die cut Fairy 1. Assemble the pieces together and put the Fairy aside.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Use this to die cut the wings.

Step 6: Die cut the frame of the snow globe, using foam tape, adhere this on top of the first frame.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment on to Kraft card, and adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: Die cut the flowers from Adventure Edges 2, adhere these to the card front. Embellish card front with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the fairy to the card front.

Today’s card is a great way of repurposing Christmas dies – I think If you were to go through your Elizabeth Craft Designs die collection there would be so many other card themes available, that pair up nicely with the Snow Globe die.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Other:

Coloured Card stock

Kraft Card stock

Black Card Stock

Vellum

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

In the forest

July 21, 2021

Hii everyone, It’s Lisanne here again with a new blogpost. Today I want to give you an another idea with the Mason Jar. I just can’t stop playing with this dies.

So for the people who know me a little bit, I really love to work with the dies from Joset. That is what I also did this time. I used the Mushroom Fold Card and the Raccoon. This planner page shows you that you can make a beautiful planner page with not that much dies.

So let’s start with the beginning. I cut the Mason Jar out of Kraft Cardstock with the window peace in there. I also cut out one piece without window. I made the whole page (the part without window) a little bit darker with some Distress Ink.

For the next step I need the Raccoon. I guess this is a new favourite animal for me. He is made with the Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink. And only with two colours Distress Ink (Black Soot and Hickory Smoke).

The mushroom is the next part for this page. I made the whole mushroom but I knew I didn’t use the whole mushroom. This mushroom is made for a card, but I use the half of the mushroom. I aslo give this house a door and window. I used a lot of different colours for this cute house, but of course you can use any colour you want.

Then the trees which are in the Mason Jar Kit. I made three big trees and three smaller trees. Just by colouring the trees light and darker you can make depth in your card. The dark trees are coloured with Distress Ink Forest Moss and Black Soot. The lighter trees are made with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss.

Now it’s time to build up the page. First I adhere the mushroom at the page with window and cut of the mushroom outside the page. Now I can also see where I want to adhere the trees and glued this down. And of course the Raccoon stands for the mushroom.

At least I adhere some reinforcements and the lid with an extra piece on the lid. I’m very happy with this page. You can do this with a lot of dies by using some parts.

Hopefully I gave you some inspiration with the Mason Jar, the mushroom and Raccoon. Thankyou so much for watching and reading!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Other supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Anitque Linen, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke and Vintage Photo.
  • kraft cardstock
  • White Gelly Roll pen
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Mini Slimline It’s Your Birthday Card

July 19, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card I will how you how to create your A2 backgrounds into slimline. As long as there is a repeating pattern you can do this. Below are 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 – Diecut Organic Triangle Background using White Cardstock. Trim White Soft Finish to 3 1/2” X 6”. Place the diecut on top of the trimmed panel. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Blender Brush. I used Antique Linen and Spun Sugar. Move the diecut to match the pattern and continue applying the ink.

Step 3 – Diecut Balloons in Purple Cardstock and Black for the string and bow. Assemble and adhere to card using Foam Tape. If you don’t have the Balloons die then diecut the balloon from Party Accessories.

Step 4 – Diecut Cow, Farmer (Hat), and Farm Accessories (Flower) 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.

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

Products Used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Cow’s It Going?

July 18, 2021

Hello friends and welcome back. I have a friend that is feeling a little down in the dumps so I though a lite hearted card might cheer her up. I made this card using Joset’s farm collection which is just adorable.

I cut two barns and joined them together at the top. The cut marks will be on the bottom section so I simply put some clear tape over them, once I add all the other elements to this panel they will not show.

Cut all the pieces that go on the front of the barn, gave them some dirty edges and attach to barn. On the finished card you will notice that some farm items and some hay were added.

Create three cows – I made mine three different colors just for fun because there are no two cows exactly the same.

Add cows and hay to the inside along with a greeting. Using the Life Is Better On The Farm stamp set, stamp Cow’s it going on black cardstock, emboss it in white and added to the card.

Thanks for joining me today and have a crafty week,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs

Just Breathe

July 13, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step tutorial for this card.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out the Symbol background from kraft cardstock
  • cut out ginko leaves from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • cut a rectangular panel from smooth white cardstock

Step 2: Adding Color

  • add color to the background panel with watered-down Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss)
  • color the leaves with Alcohol Markers
  • heat-emboss the Symbol Background with Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Zen Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Pinecone onto a strip of kraft cardstock
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:
smooth white cardstock
kraft cardstock
Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss)
Versamark
Distress Embossing Glaze Peeled Paint
Versafine Clair Pinecone

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Fun with Farm Dies

July 10, 2021

Karen here today! I’m excited to share a few cards I made with the “Life is Better on the Farm” collection of dies and stamps. I’d gone to a class at a craft event several years back where I was going to make a mini-album with all sorts of inked up backgrounds. I didn’t finish the project, but I recently found the pack of backgrounds and decided to have some fun with the farm animals and a few of the “accessory” die sets.

These were the three fun backgrounds that I decided to play with. I love how fun and colorful they are. Note that I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to create all my card bases and all my critters today. Love this cardstock!

With that gorgeous green background, I decided to use the very sweet Sheep die in shades of tan distress inks (Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Ground Espresso. (The cheeks have a teeny bit of Kitsch Flamingo.) I used a piece of ribbon, the Party Accessories Dies and Florals 5 Dies to jazz up this fun birthday card. The sentiment is from the Life is Better on the Farm Sentiment Stamps and is cut out with a Stitched Circles die, framed with a Fitted Circles die.

My “howdy” stamp is made with the REALLY sweet Donkey dies, colored with Kitsch Flamingo, Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Inks. The hat is from the Hats set and is colored with Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and a Y26 Copic marker. Eek, I love him! The sunflowers are colored with Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and are in the Farm Accessories dies. Again, on this card, I used the Life is Better on the Farm Stamps.

And WHAT could be cuter than a farmer roasting a hot dog?! Of course, the fellow is cut with the Farmer die. His skin tones are Copics E000, E00, R21 and R4 (lips). The clothes are Faded Denim, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot, and Antique Linen. His grey hair is colored with Hickory Smoke. The hot dog, stick and fire can be found in the Camping Accessories. They are colored Vintage Photo, Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed and an E11 Copic (hot dog). The Tree die was also used on this card (I just used a piece of it…) Again, the sentiment is from the Life is Better on the Farm Set.

That’s it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Inks, Copics, Backgrounds and colored cardstock

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

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

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