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Hello, Autumn

September 21, 2023

Hello, my crafty friends

Rajni Chawla here from Timeless Creations. Today it’s my turn to inspire you all with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ latest, Seasonal Classics Collection. It is a collection full of awesomeness with lots of flowers, foliage, birdhouse, Christmas fun, and lots more. Again I have 2 cards to inspire you. I have mixed and matched 3 die sets to create these beautiful fall cards.

Here is my first card.

I don’t know why, but I am addicted to using some frame or the other and use it as a backdrop for most of all the floral bouquets that I make for my handmade cards. And I love them for sure. This time I used the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set to create the slimline frame to showcase this beautiful fall wreath on the card front. I simply joined two die cuts by overlapping them and hid that under the wreath which I created using a die cut from the Fitted Circle die Set.

The circle die cut is inked using Wild Honey Distress ink and the sentiment stamped is from Seasonal Sentiments. The foliage used is from Floral Greenery 1 and Floral Foliage 1. I have used archival inks to color all the leaves.

The beautiful Sunflowers are created using Floral 26 and the wreath is made using Floral Foliage 1.

The tiny white filler is from Floral Minis. Make a slit between flower petals, glue, and overlap one petal to make it 5 or 4 petal flowers as per your choice…… that’s simple!!

Here are some more pictures showing the detailing on the flower petals and foliage. It really made the flowers look more lively.

Here is my second card for inspiration….similar supplies were used but quite a different look. I loved this one too.

The background is distressed in ombre and embossed using an embossing folder. I have used the largest of the Stitched Indented Rectangles to create the window. The birdhouse and the bucket are created using Floral Foliage 1.

List of supplies used from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

(Note that the new Seasonal Classics release is currently only available at your local craft store and very soon on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website as well.)

  • 2088 – Floral Greenery 1 (NEW)
  • 2087 – Floral Foliage 1 (NEW)
  • 2086 – Floral 26 (NEW)
  • 2044 – Florals Mini’s
  • 1697 – Stitched Indented Rectangles
  • 1117 – Fitted Circles
  • CS331 – Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set (NEW)

Hope you liked my projects. I‘m always happy to hear from you. It is a joy to read your comments and I’m grateful to you all. Thank you for spending your precious time here. For more inspiration, you can follow me on Facebook, InstagramYouTube, and, Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by and for your support.

Sending love…..Rajni Chawla

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Create Handmade Journals using File Folder Dies – 3 Ways

December 12, 2022
Hello, Annette Green back again with some fun handmade journals made from the General File Folder 1 and 2 die sets today. I’ve created a video below as I share how to make these 3 different ways, from easy to intermediate to more advanced in assembly.
The easiest style is the three-hole pamphlet stitch assembly. These little journals came together in a jiffy and would make great little gifts for the holidays or any occasion. In the video, I share some tips on prepping your pages and assembly in two different versions of this simple journal.
One is quite basic and the other is lined on the inside covers, stamped on the pages, and has a ribbon closure. For both I used the General File Folder 1 die set, and papers from 49 and Market and The Book 5 (coming soon!)
The intermediate journals are custom sized traveler’s notebooks which I show you how to make yourself in the video. For both journals I used Kraft Tex, but you can use leather, faux leather, or any flexible yet sturdy material as your base. The word plates on the covers of these are from Sidekick Essentials 1 (“Noted) and #14 Bookmark 1 (“moments”), and the label frames are from General File Folders 1.
The insides of each are similar in construction, but the black one simply contains pages and no file folder dividers. The tan one has three signatures with the file folder dies (both 1 and 2) along with plain pages inside for writing and notes. In the video you can see more details.
The more advanced book is a hard cover, stitched binding journal made with medium weight chipboard, papers from The Book 5 and 49 and Market and dies from both file folder sets as well.
There are six signatures in this book, each sewn into the inner spine binding. In the video, I take you through all the steps to this process.
This stitched binding is not difficult once you get the hang of it, and it’s certainly the most sturdy and book-like journal of all three styles.
I plan to use this hard cover book as my 2023 grateful journal, so watch for more on that in future posts. Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you take time to watch the video and try making your own journals. Enjoy!

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Happy Days

July 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Today, I am sharing a a card using Florals 11 as my flowers for this gorgeous card. 

Coloring the florals from the center out this time using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and setting stamens from Dress my Craft in the center. 

I wanted to add some stamped leaves in there and used the Kindness Stamp and Die and stamped out some leaves and the dandelion looking image using peeled paint, die cut them and just left them white, what a great detail and layer they add to this card, don’t you think?

The stitched circle, i backed with acetate and cut the intricate die from The Book out twice, cutting off the outside edges and lining the two die cuts up to fill the circle which worked perfectly. 

I decided i wanted even more detail and used the vine from the Strawberry set, colored with with Peeled paint Distress ink and i gave the tip a bit of shaping. 
Once i was all done, i decided to tone the color down a bit by using a bit of snow paste and white acrylic splatters. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some florals. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

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Kindness Floral on Vellum

April 28, 2022

Hello friends! Michelle here today with a simple floral vellum card using the beautiful Kindness Stamp Set and coordinating die, also digging into my neglected paper stash.

Step 1: Stamp and heat emboss in black the large flower on vellum. Ensure that your heat embossing tool is heated really well before going to the vellum and keep the heat constantly moving to try and minimize any warping of the vellum.

Step 2: Colour the image using alcohol markers on the back side of the vellum to avoid any possible damage to the nibs of the markers from the heat embossing. This will mute the colours a bit, so use brighter than normal if you want.

Step 3: Heat emboss on white cardstock the sentiment using the same black embossing powder, to keep the look cohesive and cut out using the coordinating die.

Step 4: I picked out a black and white patterned paper from my stash, to mount the floral panel on…..I have so much of it, I really need to get using it. Vellum can be a bit tricky to adhere as it is somewhat transparent, so for my panel I I used a clear 3D “foam” tape and added some pieces under the flower and some under the diecut word as well, to try to disguise it. This meant that the right side didn’t have much support, but it seemed to be alright.

Step 5: To finish it I added a few sequins with a liquid adhesive and also hid a bit of the clear adhesive under them as well. I then added it all to my A2 side folding cardbase using white craft foam using a double sided tape.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project for today. A bit more on the simple side, but it just helps to feature this gorgeous floral even more. Thank you so very much for stopping by and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

Elizabeth Crafts Supplies:

Other supplies used:

  • black embossing ink pad, powder and heat tool
  • white cardstock and vellum
  • A2 (4.25″x5.5″) side folding white cardbase
  • alcohol markers in varying colours
  • die cutting machine
  • white craft foam
  • sequins
  • liquid adhesive and clear 3D foam tape
  • patterned paper
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Sunshine

February 18, 2022

Hi crafty friends…Michelle here with you today sharing a card using the beautiful sunflower from the Sunshine Stamp Set part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection. Let’s get to it, shall we?!

Step 1: Cut a piece of watercolour paper to 3.75″x5″. Add water to your cardstock using a clean paintbrush and then do a light water colour wash using 2 of the blue colours in the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being sure to allow layers to dry in between adding the next colour.

Step 2: While the watercolour piece is still a bit damp, place stencil from the Earth Patterns pack over and sprinkle on pigment powder. Remove the stencil and allow to dry. Because the background was still a bit damp and the powders did spread slightly, I did lose a bit of the pattern of the powder, but I was still happy with how it looked.

Step 3: Heat emboss the sunflower in black on the same watercolour paper, to keep the look uniform. Start to add colour to the flower, again using the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being to sure to allow your paint to dry inbetween layers of colour. Set aside and allow to dry.

Step 4 & 5: Once the flower is completely dry, cut it out using the coordinating die and cut out 3 more without the image. These will be used to stack for dimension. On the same watercolour paper heat emboss the sentiment using the black embossing powder and cut out 2 or 3 more blank sentiments to stack together as well. Add liquid adhesive and stack them together.

Step 6: Adhere the watercolour background using craft foam to the A2 top folding cardbase. Add the flower using a liquid adhesive and the sentiment as well, adding a few small foam squares to the both ends of the sentiment. Add a twine bow to the sunflower and a few iridescent bubbles as a finishing touch.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope that this card has helped to inspire you in some way. I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

Supply list:

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Kindness Always Matters

January 30, 2022

Hi friends…Michelle here with my official post as part of the Elizabeth Crafts Design Ambassadors Team and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I decided to use the beautiful floral from the Kindness Stamp which is part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection for today.

Step 1: Stamp the flower outline and sentiment using black ink. Colour in the floral using your choice of alcohol markers. Use a stamp positioner if necessary, to ensure a good and clean impression.

Step 2: Cut out the sentiment and the flower using the coordinating dies either before or after you colour in the image. Without stamping the image, diecut 2 more of the flower, as these will be used to stack the 3 together for dimension.

Step 3 – Colour in the flower image using your choice of alcohol markers and add small dots to the coloured image using a white gel pen.

Step 4 – Place your chosen stencil (I used the Grid Pattern from the Earth Patterns Stencil Pack) and start to lightly and randomly ink blend over the stencil on a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.75″x5″.

Step 5 – Cut a random strip of black and white patterned paper and adhere to the left side of your stencilled cardstock and trim off any excess. Adhere 3 the flower diecuts together using a liquid adhesive and add foam adhesive to the back of the sentiment. Adhere all to your A2 cardbase using white craft foam.

I hope this has helped to inspire you and I wish you all a wonderful and craft day,

Supplies Used:

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Two Cards Same Stamps

January 27, 2022

Hi, It’s Marla here with my first blog post as an Elizabeth Craft Designs Ambassador. Today, I am sharing two cards showing how you can achieve different looks using the same stamps. I’ll start with the more detailed of the two cards.

  1. Cut a panel using watercolor cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2.” Wash the background with the watercolor of your choice. Once dry, add gold watercolor around the edges. Stamp the sentiment from the “Your Day” stamp set with clear embossing ink. Cover with white embossing powder and heat set. Add gold splatters using a watercolor brush.

2. Cut the next layer to 6″ x 4 3/16″ and run it through a crimper. Use gold watercolor to add paint across some of the raised lines to add interest.

3. Select a pattern from the “Worn Wood” paper pad and to 6 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Distress all four sides of the paper using your scissors. Paint the edges with gold watercolor.

4. Stamp the largest floral image from the “Blossoms” stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper using clear embossing ink. Add white embossing powder and heat set. Watercolor the flower using the colors of your choice. Use the coordinating dies to cut the image and splatter with gold watercolor. Cut the floral into three pieces adding 1/8″ foam tape to the back.

5. Adhere all three paper layers to a 5″x7″ card base.

6. Arrange the floral images around the sentiment and embellish with jewels.

My second card is very clean and simple.

1. Cut white cardstock to 8 5/8″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the two smaller floral clusters from the “Blossom” stamps around the edges, changing the direction of your stamp and stamping off the edge.

2. Use clear embossing ink to stamp the sentiment from “Your Day” onto the center of the card panel. Add the embossing powder over the top and heat set.

3. Cut a piece of cardstock that coordinates with your floral stamping to 8 3/4″ x 4 9/16″ and adhere the stamped cardstock to the center.

4. Adhere to a card base.

Here is another look at both cards together. One with a vintage feel and the second clean and simple. Do you have a favorite?

Thank you for joining me today. I am looking forward to spending this next year with you here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Until next time….. Marla

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