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Full-on sparkly Christmas cards

December 1, 2021

Hello everyone! It´s Sanna here again with my December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six card with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another just a little bit.

For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.

On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.

For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.

While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.

For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.

Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.

To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!

As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
White card bases
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic blocks for stamping

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Gnomes and Holiday Trains

November 29, 2021

Karen here. I’m having so much fun with the new release from Joset. Today I made a couple simple and sweet holiday cards using the Gnomes and the Holiday Train die sets. Love putting together these designs from Joset. It reminds me of playing with paper dolls when I was a kid – so fun and relaxing!

To start these cards, I cut two card fronts from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I also cut a 6″x6″ piece of patterned cardstock in a 4″ inch strip and a 2″ inch strip. I adhered them to the card fronts in a diagonal way. On one of them, I also cut a 3/4″ strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamped a sentiment on it from the stamp set in the Classic Christmas Set. For the other, I stamped the sentiment right on the card front. Then I die cut one with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle and the other with a Stitched Indented Rectangle die.

For the Gnome girl, I cut her dress and hat with red cardstock, and her shoes, collar and bows with green cardstock. I colored her skin with a Copic E00 and her hair with a Copic Y23. I added a few presents as embellishments. The hearts are also in the Gnomes dies, and I thought they were the perfect little addition in the corner.

The Holiday Train is cut with a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock, green cardstock and Kraft Cardstock. (The darker brown has Distress Ink in Tea Dye added to it. The fun “trick” to making assembly easy is to add 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to the pieces that are on top. What a great way to turn the die cut into a sticker.

So easy; so fun. Thank you for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and colored cardstock, black ink, half pearls in gold and silver, Copics

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Merry and Bright Christmas Card

November 28, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry and Bright Christmas Card.

To create my Merry and Bright Christmas Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″.

Step Two. From the Winter Scenery Die, you’ll need to cut the slim line snow piece out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three. You’ll need the Merry & Bright sentiment from the stamp set out of the Classic Christmas Kit. Apply Emboss It Ink to the stamp and stamp in the middle of the 3 1/4″ rectangle piece. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders over the sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. From the Classic Christmas Kit, choose three of the snowflakes. Die cut each snowflake once out of a piece of white shimmer cardstock.

Step Five. From the Winer Scenery Die, die cut one large tree, one medium tree and two small trees out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of each tree.

Step Six. From the Winter Scenery Die, die cut the moose out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the bottom portion of the moose. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the antlers of the moose.

Step Seven. Place the snow slim line piece over top of the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the large tree in behind the slim line piece as desired on the left hand side. Adhere a small tree to the right of the large tree on the snow slim line piece.

Step Eight. With the snow slim line piece still over top of the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the moose to the right hand side of the 3 1/4″ rectangle close to the bright word. Adhere the medium tree in behind the slim line piece as desired on the right hand side. Adhere a small tree to the left of the medium tree on the snow slim line piece.

Step Nine. Adhere the snow slim line piece to the 3 1/4″ rectangle piece.

Step Ten. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″. Adhere the cadfront to the cardbase.

Step Eleven. To finish the card, splatter Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain on the card with a paint brush as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
  • Quietfire Design: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders
  • Misc: White Shimmer Cardstock
Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Tis the Season

November 19, 2021

Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I have a fun card using the adorable new Gnomes. I just can’t get enough of them. Today the Gnomes are busy decorating the trees for Christmas Day. Sometimes things just don’t seem to go the way we plan and we get all tangled up.

This is a 5″ X 7″ easel card so I began by cutting my Soft Finish Cardstock 7″ X 10″ with a crease in the center and then another crease at 2.5″ to make it an easel. A decretive strip was added to the bottom edge of the card. I used Christmas lights since I was planning to have my Gnomes all tangled in lights.

The decorative strip will end up on the inside of the card as shown here.

Using the Dotted Background die – it was inked and added to the top front of the card. Next came the snow bank using the Slimline Adventure Edges.

An additional snow bank was created and creased 1/2″ from the top and added to the bottom panel. When the card is opened the snow bank will hold the front panel in position.

Now it’s time to have some Gnome fun! The little guy shown above was assembled as usual but then creased so he would appear to be sitting in the snow. Because he has to fit inside the card when it is closed it was necessary to fold his little hat to fit. Then Christmas lights were added using the lights found in the new Train Carts die set.

This Gnome buddy was assembled using the new Gnomes die set. This set has so many possibilities for making the Gnomes doing different activities. In this one I put the arms out holding the string of lights. This set also includes the bulbs that you see in the final card. So much fun!!

To finish this card off I got out some trees for the Gnomes to decorate. The extra strings of lights were created using the strings for the balloon set.

Thank you so much for stopping by – I will see you soon,

Sandy

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

The Christmas train

November 18, 2021

Hii Everyone! Today I’m back with a new blogpost with some new dies from Joset. I’m totally in love with this collection, it has so many possibilities.

It is the perfect time to sit down with some Christmas music or a Christmas movie and play with all these dies.

For this slimeline card I started with a base and some Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. Above this base I adhere the dotted background (1927). Isn’t it a beautiful slimeline dies?

I started with the Holiday Train (1923). I used the Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink.

At the back of the paper I adhere the Double Sided Adhesive. Some parts are really small so this works better for me.

The carts are also new dies from Joset. The number of this dies is: 1924. You can build these carts up like you want. With presents or candy or anything you want.

The small cart is filled with a tree in a present. This tree is from The Winter Scenery (1926). I coloured everything with Distress Ink but you can also use some cardstock of other materials. Just play with it.

Hopefully you like this blogpost and like this collection as much as I do.

Thankyou for reading!

Kind Regards Lisanne

I made a list for you with all the using products. A lot of products are new and only available at you local store, soon at ECD.

ECD Products:

  • 1923 Holiday Train
  • 1924 Holiday Carts
  • 1926 Winter Sceenery
  • 1927 Dotted Background
  • PSF140 Soft Finish Cardstock

Distress Ink:

  • Fired Brick, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Mermaid Lagoon, Crushed Olive, Rustic Wilderness
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season

November 15, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Have a Wonderful Holiday Season Card.

To create my Have a Wonderful Holiday Season Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Paper Flowers Collection as well as dies and stamps from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Red and Olive Magenta Nuance on the rectangle as desired. Spritz the powder and allow to dry. Once it’s dry, distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two pieces of coordinating Christmas paper. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of a piece of copper foil paper. Cut the ornament down to 4 1/2″.

Step Four. From the Leaves & Branches die, you’ll need the berry branch. Die cut the berry branch three times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Florals 12 die, you’ll need the two sizes of leaves. Die cut the small leaf three times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the large leaf four times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of each leaf. Shape the leaves as desired.

Step Six. From the Florals 12 die, you’ll need the small, medium and large poinsettias. Die cut the small poinsettia three times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the medium poinsettia three times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the large poinsettia once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the centres three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Festive Berries Distress Ink over the entire surface of each poinsettia petals and centres.

Step Seven. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle. Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the elegant ornament 3/4″ from the left of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Nine. For two of the poinsettias, adhere a small and medium poinsettia petal together as well as centre. Adhere the remaining poinsettias and centre together. Shape the flowers as desired.

Step Ten. Foam square the large poinsettia to the middle left side of the ornament. Adhere the remaining two poinsettias one above and one below the large poinsettia as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere the leaves and branches as desired in amongst the poinsettias.

Step Twelve. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Have a Wonderful Holiday Season sentiment from the Joyful Wishes Stamp Set. Stamp the sentiment in the inside of the ornament as desired.

Step Thirteen. 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 Have a Wonderful Holiday Season Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Festive Berries and Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Magenta Nuance: Red and Olive
  • Misc: Copper Foil Paper
Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry & Bright Mini Album

November 10, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan Gerber here sharing a project with you. Today I have a mini album to share with you. I designed this using the Florals 12 on the cover along with the Indented Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtails. The inside boosts a few more of my favorites and I hope you enjoy. 

The papers are from Stamperia – Classic Christmas. I love the vintage feel to the images in this collection and they were perfect for photo flips throughout the album. 

Inside cover and first page. I free hand drew the curves pockets on the inside front cover and used the Indented Rectangles as photo mats throughout the album.

Page 2 and 3 – Indented Rectangles used again for photo flips. 

Above I used Planner Essentials 16 and created a pocket from that large tree. Photo mats will fit in there. Same with the Small Villages on page 5. Photo mats will slip in under the houses and trees on that page. 

For pages 6 and 7 I used the Stitched Indented Rectangles for the front of a side pocket. 

For he last page and inside back cover I used the Stitched Circles and Indented Rectangles. Lots of gold mirri paper was used throughout. 

I am attaching some detail photos of the cover for you. I hope you have enjoyed my project share for you today. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Holiday Sparkles Planner Page

November 4, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Holiday Sparkles Planner Page.

To create my Holiday Sparkles Planner Page, I’ve used the Mason Jar/ Snow Globe Special and the Reinforcement Variety Pack 2 from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner page at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut the mason jar from the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special.

Step Two. From the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special, you’ll need the lid and the snowy piece. Die cut the snowy piece out of a piece of white shimmery cardstock. Die cut the lid from a piece of red patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book.

Step Three. Next, you’ll need the trees from the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special out of a green patterned paper piece from the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the large tree a second time out of the same piece of patterned paper.

Step Four. Die cut the snowflakes from the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of five snowflakes.

Step Five. From the Reinforcement Variety Pack 2 Die, you’ll need the snowflake reinforcements. Die cut the reinforcements out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of three reinforcements.

Step Six. From the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Specials you’ll need the Holiday Sparkles sentiment. Apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into a word strip.

Step Seven. Adhere the reinforcements over the holes on the mason jar.

Step Eight. Adhere the frosty piece to the top of the jar. Adhere the lid over top of the top portion of the frosty piece.

Step Nine. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the three trees as desired to the bottom portion of the jar.

Step Ten. Adhere the snowflakes as desired around the trees.

Step Eleven. Adhere the Holiday Sparkles sentiment to the bottom portion of the jar as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Holiday Sparkles Planner Page at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Festive Berries
  • Misc: White Shimmer Cardstock
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Easy slimline Christmas card in rainbow colors

November 3, 2021

Hello everyone and happy November! It´s Sanna here again with another card tutorial share. This time I´ve got something fun to share: a clean and simple card that originated from last months card project´s leftover pieces. This is a fun way to use up paper strips and create cool looking cards. Hope you like the idea!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I had some colored paper strip (see my October card tutorial share) leftovers from the previous cards, so I took the Classic Christmas Special Kit snowflake die and arranged the snowflakes on a slimline card sized piece of white cardstock and die cut them with my die cutting machine.
Step 2: I placed the die cut snowflakes aside and adhered the colored paper strips behind the negative snowflake areas to create the striped-snowflake-look.
Step 3: Next I took some pearlescent blue watercolor and added random color splatters onto the white area of the background for additional detail. You could also use regular watercolors here or add ink spray splatters, for example. Whatever you have available.
Step 4: Next arrange the die cut snowflake pieces into the center of the card in a row and adhere them on place.
Step 5: Take a kraft cardstock piece and stamp a Christmas sentiment – stamp comes with the kit – and heat emboss it with white embossing ink. Adhere on place with 3D foam for additional dimension.

This is such a fun way to make a cheerful card. By the way, you could also replace the inked paper strips with leftover patterned papers. That would also create a fun look! For additional information, I´ve recorded a short video to give you a better idea of the steps. Hope you enjoy it!

I don´t know about you, but I just love playing with this Classic Christmas Special Kit so much! See you again next month with another card tutorial.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Brusho Crystal Colour – ColourCraft
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pearlescent watercolors
Paint brush
Heat tool – Ranger Inc.
White embossing powder – Ranger Inc.
3D-Foam

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Halloween and Thanksgiving!

October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween, ECD Fans! Karen here today. To celebrate Halloween, I made a card to celebrate the next big thing – Thanksgiving here in the U.S. And there’s an ADORABLE Turkey now in the critter collection! I also used the new Hay Ride dies to create a cool cart. FuN!

I love creating the critters that are in Joset’s Design Collection. To start, I cut the pieces (using 101mm Double Sided Adhesive for the pieces on top. I then arrange them in the order that they will end up as it helps me to figure out what colors to use. For the Turkey, I used Copic markers: YR02, R14, G82, E13, E23 and C7. Then I put the critter together. For this particular critter, I decided that google eyes would be best!

I created the Hay Ride cart in the same way. I used Copic markers: Y26, E41, E44, YG63, YR04, YG17, YG07, YR24, Y06 and G40. I love the Fall colors.

I wanted to have a Stitched Circle on the front of my card, so I cut the background for my card front and then cut a Stitched Circle out of the middle. Since this piece is behind the patterned paper, it saves another chunk of paper!

And finally, I put it all together using some old Basic Grey paper from my stash. So fun! The sentiment is from the Autumn Words Sentiment Set. Thank you for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

BG Paper, Copics, Black ink, Nuvo drops, Twine

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