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Winter Bliss Scrapbook Page

January 16, 2021

Whether you love snow or not, you can’t but love its magical properties!  Hi Artlets, it’s Suzanne here today with a scrapbook page layout celebrating winter snow.  We don’t get a lot of snow on Vancouver Island at sea level, so sometimes we go to the mountains looking for it!  This page was an early winter day at Forbidden Plateau and it was so fun!  Now if we had this every day, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be so charming, but this day was totally awesome!

Here is how you can assemble this layout and add your own photos.  Let’s get started.

Instructions:

Choose 2 photos for your project.  That’s fun!  Trim them to fit inside the frames.  You can see that I just had the rectangular lake photo loosely placed inside the frame and the people photo was cut to fit perfectly inside the ornament.

Die cut Winter from the 4 Seasons die set, Bliss, Let it Snow, Flourished Frame, the ornament from Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament, the pine boughs from Create a Wreath all from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Die cut the snowflakes from Brrrrr and Merry Christmas 4 from masking paper, a post-it or removable labels.

Choose Distress Ink colours that complement the photos.  Since mine were almost black and white because of snow and trees, I went with pretty dark colours and then added hints of other colours to pick up the jacket and toque.

Adhere the snowflakes randomly on the base cardstock and begin blending colours, right over the snowflakes.  You probably don’t want to do this under where the photos will be!  Every once in a while, move the snowflakes and blend over the original masked area and continue blending.  If you can spritz your blending and get little dots to appear they will also make the background interesting.  By moving the snowflake diecuts and blending over the masked area you’ll create the illusion of depth.

Once you’ve blended the colours to your satisfaction, begin adding the diecuts and photos.  Refer to the sample photos for placement.  The Flourished Frame and photo are adhered to the background with 3D Foam Squares and the ornament is adhere with two layers of the foam adhesive.  Everything else is adhered with Glue Dots.

Now you have an awesome memory of a fabulous day!

Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Personal photos
Glue Dots – Micro
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Distress Oxide Ink in Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire
Ink blending tools
Masking paper or Post-it Note or removable label
White 12×12 cardstock

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Places I’ve Been – Delaware

January 8, 2021

Karen here today. I’m still working through my virtual travels in my “Places I’ve Been” journal. Today’s trip is to Delaware. I went with a girlfriend in December 2019. For today’s post, I decided to finally try out the Planner Essentials 22, Planner Pocket 3. It’s a fun die set!

LoVe this. For thee pages, I used mostly paper from Reminiscence, The Book. Some of the embellishments were created from the Mystical Winter Collection and/or from my stash.

To create this page, I cut out the “inner tag” at 4″x7-1/2″ and cut the tag topper and pocket from Planner Essentials 22. I used a transparency for the window. The page base is cut with Planner Essentials 4. A great video on putting together the page can be found here. The letter dies can be found in Planner Essentials 23. I used both the smallest and the medium versions of the letters. To make application easier, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the paper before cutting it.

The tag is embellished with stamps from Destination Phrases, Water Creatures and Background 1. I used some Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides (along with black ink). I also added a couple fishes from the Diving Accessories dies and some Artsy Scenery Washi Tape.

The shells and flowers that I used for embellishing the front and back of my Delaware pages are from the Seashells, Flower Power, and Blooming Branches dies. I used small scraps of paper from Mystical Winter, Reminiscence and other scraps in my stash.

The back page also has a few dies from the Planner Labels set. I used White Craft Drops and dies from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 and 2.

So much fun creating these pages! Thank you for stopping by.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Scrap paper, Oxide Inks, Black Ink,

Scrapbooking

Winter

January 6, 2021

Good morning!
Almost every winter we as a family go sledding and we have a great day!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – cover the background paper with clear gesso (I used a paper from the Mystical Winter Collection)
Step 2 – stamp the image from the Frosty Patterns at the top, bottom and side

Step 3 – use texture paste and a stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack along the one side and allow to dry
Step 4 – Die cut, ink and assemble 14 – 15 flowers (I used florals 1, 2, 3, 4,)
Step 5 – die cut 2 cubic background out of coordinating cardstock. Highlight the word Winter by using snowflake paste or glitter
Step 6 – die cut 2 Diagonal Stitched Fishtails

Step 7 – mat your photo and assemble the photo area as shown
Step 8 – using some frayed cheese cloth run a piece from the top to the bottom on the one side and one from side to side in the middle


Step 9 – ink 5 chipboard snowflakes and add some silk Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Step 10 – start adhering flowers

Step 11 – add snowflake paste to florals, chipboard and paper
Step 12 – add some seed beads

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


A Way With Words Fantasy Flowers Scrapbooking

Noel

November 25, 2020

Good morning!
The holiday season is upon us and I am excited!
To share my Christmas spirit I created a Christmas layout of my husband and our oldest boy.

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Cover your paper with clear gesso (allow to dry or heat set) then use your favorite ECD stencil ( I used the dot dot dot stencil)and texture paste on the left hand side of the paper – I used a paper from the worn wood paper pack
Step 2 – using the splatter technique splatter your coordinating colors on the paper over your stenciled image
using your scissors cut three small indents on your paper then distress all your edges
Step 3 – using coordinating colorants color the lace and allow to dry. Using your double sided tape adhere the lace to the indents that you cut earlier.
Step 4 – color a large circular frame and a title with white gesso and allow to dry. Once dry use Snowflake paste on both pieces and allow to dry

Step 5 – die cut 11 poinsettias and 5 of just the smallest, some leaves and 3 large and 3 small pine cones from the Christmas Accents die set. Ink the edges of all pieces and assemble. Once assembled add snowflake paste to each piece and allow to dry.

Step 6 – die cut as many stems & branches from the Create a Wreath as you want, ink the edges, add the pearl rose craft drops to the berry part of the branches and add snowflake paste and allow to dry

Step 7 – Mat your photo and assemble as shown
Step 8 – add some seed beads, gems or art stones

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Scrapbooking

Summer

November 11, 2020

Good morning!
Laura here today to share a summer layout!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Using your favorite ECD papers (I used Summer Art) have one 12″x12″ or 30cm x 30cm paper, trim another to 3″x6″ or 7.5cm x 15.25cm, and trim one more 4″x 7.25″ or 10.15cm x 18.5 cm, and one at .75″x 6″ or 2cm x 15.25cm Ink all the edges of the papers
Step 2 – using coordinating cardstock die cut 4 silhouetted circles of varies sizes using your favorite ECD circle die (I used stitched circles) and 3 silhouetted rectangles and 1 full rectangle of various sizes (I used stitched rectangles)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 9 of your favorite ECD flowers (I used Florals 2, and florals 3)
Step 4 – Die cut 1 film strip, 2 small filmstrip from Planner Essentials 24, one dragonfly and the summer word and shadow from the Summer Art set from coordinating cardstock. Ink all the edges.

Step 5 – Mat your photo
Step 6 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Live, Love, Laugh

September 23, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today to share my newest layout created for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I LOVE making flowers and the new dies from ECD are AWESOME and were perfect for creating this wedding layout for my beautiful niece’s upcoming wedding!

To Create this layout:
Step 1 – cover your background paper with clear gesso (I used Craft O’clock Celebrate today collection)
Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil and texture paste approximately 3″ (9.5cm) from the left side and allow to dry (I used the Dot Dot Dot stencil)
Step 3 – using the watercolor palette and coordinating colors to your background paper highlight the stenciled image and allow to dry
Step 4 – adhere the trimming off of your patterned paper, or cut a piece at 1/2″ (approx. 1cm) x 12 (30cm) on the stenciled image

Step 5 – using coordinating soft finish cardstock die cut one Elegant Ornament and adhere as shown (I used pewter soft finish cardstock)
Step 6 – from coordinating patterned paper create 3 4×6 photo mats and adhere as shown using cardboard and 3D adhesive to add dimension
Step 7 – diecut using coordinating soft finish cardstock one set of Ornate Gateway and adhere as shown

Step 8 – Using your favorite ECD flower and leaves dies, die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers and 15 leaves and adhere as shown (I used florals 1, florals 2, florals 3, florals 4, and stamen flowers with dove, pewter and white soft finish cardstock)
Step 9 – add art stones and seed beads


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

Art Journal Collection Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Just Chillin’

August 19, 2020

Good morning!
Laura here today to share my newest layout I created for ECD!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim a paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pack to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and distress the edges
Step 2 – adhere the paper to a piece of black cardstock distress the edges of the cardstock
Step 3 – mat the photo and distress the edges of the photo mat

Step 4 – die cut 3 Stitched Circles and create rolled flowers from coordinating papers

Step 5 – Die cut 2 Mandala from black cardstock and cut one in half

Step 6 – fussy cut 4 flowers from the patterned paper

Step 7 – die cut 3 Leafy Branch from black cardstock

Step 8 – adhere everything as shown

Thank you for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Scrapbooking

Let It Snow!

June 24, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today to share a wintery fun layout using LOTS of ECD goodies!

To make this layout:
Step 1 – Tear a strip off one side and a smaller strip from the other side of your white soft finish cardstock and cover it with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set
Step 2- Using one of your favorite stencils and texture paste along the side of your paper then adhere your white cardstock to a patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft)
Step 3 – Using your Watercolor Palette, use the three shades of blue and allow them to mingle together to create a subtle blend. using your pen add some of the blue water color paint tgo a palette, your glass mat or your craft mat. spray with water to make very runny. Using a fan brush or your favorite splatter technique add splatters to your page. Have fun with it! Heat set the paint and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush white acrylic paint over the raised images of your stencil!
Step 4 – add a strip of cheesecloth over the stenciled area
Step 5 – Die cut at least 6 Leaf and Berry Branches, 2 Leafy Branch, and 3 of the largest circles from the stitched circles from the white cardstock
Step 6 – create 3 rolled flowers from the die cut circles

Step 7 – adhere the double sided tape to cardstock and die cut 5 snowflakes from the Hot Chocolate set, 1 large snowflake from the Snow Flake Set, and Let It Snow from the Winter Wishes set.
Step 8 – peel the backing off the snowflakes and use the Cool Diamond silk microfine glitter, and use the faded denim silk microfine glitter on the title

Step 9 – add sequins, seed beads and micro beads randomly to your mixed media area and die cuts!

Thank you so much for stopping by
~Laura

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Smile!

May 27, 2020

Hi, It’s Marjolijn here today. How surprised I was to receive these dies, really great fun!!

The Camera die set is so great to make a mini album with, or as an insert in your planner large or …….

You want to get started right away and that is exactly what I did.

It has become a mini album but of course with some extras because that is what I enjoy doing.

For example, I placed a dome in the lens with some shaking material that I punched myself.

I also did the back with a piece of transparent sheet so you can see through it.

And another little extra, you can already see it and it will not really be a surprise because I love lights in my work.


If you pull out the mini camera on the side and press on the page, the “flash light” will light up.

I live on a beautiful harbor in the center of Tilburg.

Formerly an industrial harbor, nowadays a museum harbor with beautiful old ships, beautiful nature and where you can walk and enjoy a terrace or a picnic on the waterfront in normal times.

Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Tilburg.

I punched the photo and just left the letters in it. It gives a funny effect.

This is definitely a set you MUST have, so many options and also funny to make cards with.

Just a little bit different than a standard card. I am still working on it so I will show it later.


Hopefully you are now just as enthusiastic as I am and that this project inspired you a little bit.

See jou next time.

Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Design Camera die set (Check your local craft store or available soon at www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com

Planner essentials 21 Note pieces

Paper Moda scrap (Viaggi Vintage)

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