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Spring Magic Wall Hanging

April 4, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here! Spring is here and I’m so glad that it has finally arrived. The days are starting to get longer and with the longer days, comes new home decor pieces for my home. For todays project, I’ve created this Spring Magic Wall Hanging.

To create my wall hanging, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. Read below as I have a tutorial for you on how to recreate my wall hanging.

Step One. Die cut the 5 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a thin piece of chipboard or cardboard. Die cut the 5 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose three pieces of coordinating spring paper. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle. From the third patterned paper, die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle. Distress the edges of all three rectangles. Ink the edges of all three rectangles using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Frame Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut the small butterfly twice and the medium butterfly once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Choose a fourth patterned paper that goes with the previous patterned papers and die cut two small butterflies and one medium butterfly out of the paper.

Step Six. Choose a fifth patterned paper that coordinates with the previous used papers. Die cut the Magic word out of the fifth patterned paper as well as one of the previously used patterned paper.

Step Seven. Choose two of the previously used patterned papers. Die cut the Spring word out of one of the patterned papers and then again out of the second patterned paper.

Step Eight. Adhere the 5 3/4″ book page rectangle to the 5 3/4″ chipboard or cardboard rectangle. Adhere the 5 1/4″ rectangle to the 5 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the Flourished Frame to the 5 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the 4 1/4″ rectangle to the 4 3/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 4 3/4″ rectangle to the 5 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the two Spring words together so that the back word becomes a shadow for the top spring word. Adhere the two Magic words together so that the back word becomes a shadow for the top magic word. Adhere the Flourished Oval Frame to the middle of the 4 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the Spring and Magic word as desired in the oval.

Step Eleven. Fold the wings up on the patterned medium butterfly, apply adhesive to the middle of the butterfly and adhere to the white soft finish cardstock medium butterfly. Fold the wings up on both small white soft finish cardstock butterflies, apply adhesive to the middle of the two butterflies and adhere to the patterned paper small butterflies. Adhere one of the small butterflies to the top right corner of the 4 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the medium butterfly to the bottom left side of the flourished oval. Adhere the other small butterfly slightly above the medium butterfly.

Step Twelve. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top of the wall hanging. Tie white twine through the holes to create the hanger part of the wall hanging.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Spring Magic Wall Hanging.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Hickory Smoke
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Spring Patterned Paper, Book Page, Thin Chipboard or Cardboard and White Twine
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Two-toned glitter background Parrot card

April 2, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team project share. I have a friend who loves pink and glitter and it´s soon her birthday, so I wanted to make sure her birthday card would be perfect for her. Elizabeht Craft Desings has the prefect products for this project!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: Cut a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock in right size and apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto this piece.
Step 2: Die cut your own DIY stencil with Abstrack Background die cut die (or use a residue piece of the adhesive sheet from a previous project, like I did).
Step 3: Apply Saffron and Pink Peony Silk Microfine Glitter thru the “stencil” onto the background. Start with Saffron and finish with Pink Peony.
Step 4: Die cut a hole with Fitted Ovals die cut dies onto the background. Save the residue piece for an Easter Card.


Step 5: Die cut another DIY stencil using the Adventure Edges die cut die. Then apply yellow ink (to create a cloudy sky onto the card base) onto the background.
Step 6: Die cut the Parrot from white Soft Finish Cardstock (apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the back before die cutting). Ink all Parrot pieces in pink and orange Distress Ink tones. Build and adhere the Parrot into the oval area of the card.
Step 7: Stamp a birthday sentiment with Build Your Own Sentiment stamp set and black stamp ink.
Step 8: Add pearls to the card for additional decor (optional).

I´ve also again recorded a start-to-finish step-by-step tutorial for you to watch. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired to create fun glitter cards yourself!

Wishing you a happy, crafty day and see you again next month with another fun tutorial.

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix – Big Shot A4
Acrylic Block for stamping
Black Stamp Ink – Hero Arts
Distress Ink – Ranger Ink
Ink Blending tool – Ranger Ink
Non Stick Craft Sheet – Ranger Ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Inspire Tag

March 24, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Inspire Tag.

To create my Inspire Tag, I’ve used a variety of the new dies from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of Kraft Cardstock. Place the S033 stencil on the right hand side of the tag and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife. Once the texture paste has dried, distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 2″ note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of book page. Distress the edges of the note piece. Ink the edges of the note piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and out of book page. Tear the top of the white fishtail so that it ends up being 4″ long. Tear the top of the book page fishtail so that it ends up being 3 3/4″ long. Distress the edges of the fishtails. Ink the edges of the fishtails using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack Die. Die cut the reinforcement out of black cardstock.

Step Five. Die cut 1760 die out of black cardstock. Cut the die cut piece in half.

Step Six. Die cut 1759 die out of black cardstock. Cut the circles to fit the tag as desired.

Step Seven. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the cotton image from the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton image in using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks from Set 1 & 2 and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut it out. Ink the edges of the cotton using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Use the letters from the Morning Letters Stamp Set and Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp “inspire” on a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 2″ x 3 1/4″. Cut a piece of cheesecloth as desired.

Step Ten. Adhere the reinforcement circle to the top of the tag on the circle. Adhere the white fishtail 1/4″ from the right and 1/2″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the book page fishtail 1 1/8″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Eleven. Adhere the burlap piece 1 1/4″ from the bottom and to the right hand side of the tag. Adhere the mandella half to the 1″ from the top and to the right hand side of the tag.

Step Twelve. Foam square the note piece 1/2″ from the left and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the cheesecloth as desired to the middle right side of the note piece. Adhere the circle piece overtop of the cheesecloth as desired.

Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the cotton image 5/8″ from the bottom and 3/8″ from the right of the tag. Adhere the inspire word to the bottom right side of the cotton image.

Step Fourteen. Tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag. Use a paint brush to splatter Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain on the tag as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Dina Wakley: Scribble Sticks 1&2
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Burlap, Cheesecloth and Twine
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Make A Wish!

March 23, 2020

Hello!!! Samantha here, sharing a fun, bright, birthday card. Maybe it is just me?…but I love that this card makes me think of candy –– a perfect card to gift to someone on their special day!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Apply clear double sided adhesive to the back of coloured cardstock and pattern paper.

Step 2: Select one of the reinforcement dies – die cut the die using the pattern paper and cardstock.

Step 3: Make a template of the die using scrap paper.

Step 4: Using re-positional tape adhere the template to a white card front measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 5: Remove the backing tape from the die cuts and adhere these in the negative space of the template.

Step 6: Continue to adhere each die cut, completing each row – alternate colours. Remove the template then re position below the finished row.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the card front is full.

Step 8: Use the birthday sentiments stamp and coordinating die to stamp the sentiment on pink cardstock using black ink. Adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Step 9: Embellish card front with a twine bow and sequins.

Small dies are probably one of my favourite craft items to play with – the best thing about these reinforcement dies is how much time I saved die-cutting rows of circles instead of individual circles. So…I had time to make a few more examples!

Hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Pink/Black/Yellow/Green Card stock

Pattern Paper

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

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Once Upon A Time

March 21, 2020

It is an awfully strange times at the moment.  And I am sure someday soon (hopefully sooner rather later) we are all going to say “Once Upon a Time there was this virus…” and all of us crafters spent a lot of time playing with our collection of crafting supplies. It seemed only fitting to pull out Suzanne’s A way with Words Once Upon a Time die and start the story.

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Step One:  Trim a piece of colored Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches and score and fold to make a 6×6 card frame.  I used Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock.  Die cut the A Way With Words Once Upon a Time die into the card frame.

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Step Two:  Trim a piece of contrasting Soft Finish Cardstock to slightly smaller than 6×6 inches.  I used Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock.

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Step Three:  Adhere the contrasting cardstock inside the card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

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Step Four:  Blend some ink around the edges of the card frame.  I used Crushed Olive Distress Oxide.  I also splashed some shimmer spray onto the card to add some more visual interest.

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Step Five:  Blend the same ink onto the die cut sentiment.

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Step Six:  Using some Kids Choice Glue adhere the sentiment back into the card frame.

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Step Seven:  Die cut three candles from the A Way With Words Flourished Candle die set out of some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  I full die cut our one of the candle dies, but only cut out the top portion for the other two.

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Step Eight:  Blend some ink onto the die cut candle bases.  I used Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide.

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Step Nine:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the top die cut piece to the candle bases.

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Step Ten:  Adhere the fully die cut image to the card frame using some Kids Choice Glue.

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Step Eleven:  Add some Peel-off silver border stickers to the edges of the card.  I used the Corners and Borders Straight stickers.

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Step Twelve:  Adhere the other two die cut candles onto the card frame.  I adhered them on an angle and trimmed off the bits that hung off the card frame.  I added some color the flame using some water activated sparkle ink.

Step Thirteen:  Blend some ink onto a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  Die cut some butterflies from the A Way With Words Butterflies and Stars Spray.

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Step Fourteen:  Adhere the butterflies onto the card frame.

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Before we know, this card will be a perfect way to tell the story of how you sheltered during this world wide shut down.  What are you doing during these strange times and what craft supplies are you playing with?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, Happy crafting.

EK Gorman

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Palette

Remember The Now

March 19, 2020

Hello Crafters, today it is Luciana here with a planner spread. This is an example on how you could make several planner inserts using the same technique.

Cut out the ticket page from the set Planner Essential – 11, using the white soft cardstock. Use the distress oxide ink pad to color the edges of the ticket.
Than cut a rectangle and the pattern with the letters from the Planner Essential – Planner Patterns. and color both with the same color. Use the stamp from the set Planner Essential – Patterns 2 to create a more interessing background. Distress the edge of the rectangle with a distress tool ( the edge of the scissors eventually works too ).

Glue together the three layers, it will seem like and embossed background.

Prepare the decoration for the planner insert. Die cut from the white soft cardstock 4 pieces of photoframe, using the die from the set Planner Essential – Planner Filmstrip. Adhere together the 4 pieces, to create a heavy frame.

Stamp on a watercolor sheet the leaves from the stamps set A Field of Flowers. Color the leaves with the watercolors, and than cut the twigs with the scissors

Adhere the frame on the ticket insert, and use the twigs to embellish it, as shown in the pictures below.

Stamp the sentiment “Remember the now” from the stamps set Planner Essential – Remember, on a white soft cardstock. Cut out the rectangle and adhere it on the frame of the insert.

I used the same technique to create other two planner insert.
In the first on the left I used:
the tag die from the set Planner Essential – 4 ;
the photo frame die from the set Planner Essential – 4 ;
the patterns with the numbers from the set Planner Essential – Planner Patterns ;
the sentiment “Hello Everyday life” from the set Planner Essential – Retro Labels Sayings ;

For the insert on the right side, I used:
the die from the set Planner Essential – 5 ;
the photo frame die from the set Planner Essential – 4 ;
the patterns with the rose from the set Planner Essential – 6 .

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy planning!
Luciana

Other:
Distress oxide ink pad

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Designer Challenge Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Palette

11 Projects To Kick Off Spring!

March 18, 2020

Today is the first day of Spring, and we’re kicking off the day with some Spring-themed projects! Even if the flowers aren’t blooming just yet, you can still enjoy these beautiful projects and maybe even get some inspiration for your next project. Below, our Design Team has put together a list of 11 projects to kick off Spring –– click on the pictures to see their tutorials. Enjoy!

Tanja Kabel

Els van de Burgt

Katelyn Grosart

Marjolijn van Elsberg

Diana Nguyen

Luciana Telesca

Annette Green

Suzanne Cannon

Karen Ostergard

EK Gorman

Samantha Kaminski

We hope this brought a little Spring-color to your day! Click the share button below to share this with your friends.

Happy crafting!

Craft Drops Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Documenting Life

March 17, 2020

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I absolutely love the Planner Essentials Line from Elizabeth Craft Designs for documenting special occasions, travel and other bits of life. Today, I am showcasing a page that I created documenting a visit to the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. I’d like to say that I planned my “green” page for St Patrick’s Day today – but that was really just luck!

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Oceans Of Joy Card

March 16, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a card to share with you using the Mermaid, Whale and Ocean Edges Dies to create this Oceans of Joy card. Below are the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Adventure Edges using scrap piece of cardstock (Clouds die). Place the diecut on the Blue Cardstock and apply White Ink using a blender brush to the edges. This will create clouds.

Step 3 – Diecut Ocean Edges using Vellum. Adhere to the sides edges of the Blue Cardstock created from Step 2. Adhere the entire panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut and assemble Whale and adhere to the card in between top and second layer wave using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut and assemble Mermaid and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Stamp Splish Splash sentiment to White Soft Finish Cardstock using Black Ink. Diecut Diagonal Fishtail Banner to the sentiment created. Trim the right side and adhere to the card.

Step 8 – For added interest and sparkle apply Craft Drops Transparent Crystal to the Star on the Mermaid’s Hair Band. While wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter Warm Diamond. Let Dry.

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

Tina

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