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Mini Slimline Happy Birthday To You Card

March 1, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is using the Small Cupcakes dies and the Birthday Stamp Set. They pair together like it was meant to be. Below you will find 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 – Create a DIY background using a Gel Press trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 6”. Apply Distress Oxide Inks in Victorian Velvet and Wilted Violet onto a Gel Press. Mix the colors with a brayer. Splash some water with a Distress Sprayer. Place the Cardstock onto the Gel Press then place a copy paper and add pressure to make sure the ink transfers onto the Cardstock. Remove Cardstock and let dry. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Stamp Birthday sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Step 4 – Diecut Small Cupcakes using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Blender Brush. Wilted Violet for the base, Victorian Velvet for the middle layer and a grey alcohol marker to the top layer. Color in all the accents and assemble using Kids Choice Glue.

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

Products Used:

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Alcohol Ink Cards

February 26, 2021

Karen here today. I’ve seen quite a number of people playing with alcohol inks lately, so I decided to pull mine out. I’d forgotten how fun they are and how versatile the backgrounds are to use. Today’s post features two backgrounds I created and four cards using different designer product lines here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

First thing I did was to create these two gorgeous backgrounds by dropping various colors of alcohol ink on a couple sheets of Yupo paper. I then moved it around with a straw and droppered on some rubbing alcohol.

I cut two strips of the blue background for this card that is matted on a card base and card front made from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I created an adorable Sea Turtle (designed by Joset) to put on the card and added some dark blue cardstock, washi tape and blue half pearls. The turtle is colored with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo with Mermaid Lagoon bubbles. The sentiment is from the Splish Splash Sentiment stamps.

With the other piece of the blue background I added it crooked to this Christmas card. The beautiful girl image is designed by Charlene & Ilse and is from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamps (as is the sentiment). I colored the girl with Copic markers

  • Clothes: B12, B14, B16, C1, C3
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
  • Lips: E4, E93
  • Hair: E21, E23, E25
  • Eyes: YG03, YG17

I again added some blue cardstock as well as some diamond dots and some lace.

Next, I used a Fitted Circle die cut of the purple ink background to create this card with the Florals 4 set designed by Anita. How pretty are these flowers with just a smidge of Wilted Violet Distress Ink in the centers!?! The leaves are colored with Peeled Paint and the Blooming Branches leaves (that I cut in many pieces for “filler”) is colored with Mowed Lawn. The centers of the flowers are some stamen I got on Amazon. The card base is again 90 lb White Soft finish cardstock, topped with a Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut matted on purple cardstock.

Last but not least, I created this card using the Celebrate stamps from Sue Smith. I heat embossed the sentiment using ranger gold embossing powder and added a couple hearts (also from the Celebrate Set) that I colored with green and purple markers. The card front is cut with a Stitched Indented Rectangle die.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Colored Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powder, Black and Versamark Inks, Distress Inks, Copic Markers, Diamond Dots and Half Pearls, Stamens, Lace

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Scrapbooking

January 11, 2021

Welcome to today’s group post where we will show you some fantastic scrapbook pages. It’s our first group post for this year and we thought a scrapbook challenge was a fun idea. A new year, new ideas and a new page in our scrapbook. Check out all these amazing projects and make sure to visit the designers blogs for more info and pictures by clicking on their names.

A beautiful page created by Laura using a combination of dies from the paper flower collection. More dies and stencils were used to create this page as well as paper from the Mystical Winter Collection.
So excited to have Karan join our first challenge. She created this beautiful page using dies from the paper flower collection as well as Planner Essentials 22 and 30. She also used the Ornate Gateway card and Stitched Fishtails dies.
A fun and colorful card created by Sanna. She used a combination of stamps designed by Sue Smith as well as stamps from the Planner Essentials collection. Love the bold colors. Sanna added some die cuts in the background.
Love this lay-out created by Karen. She used some beautiful papers from the Worn Wood and Mystical Winter paper collection. To create the flowers she used the Florals 4. She also used the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails and the Planner Essentials 23 to create the words.
This page by Lisanne makes us smile. She used the adorable Jack Frost die who is dancing on the Elegant Ornament. Love the sparkle shaker behind Jack and the added leaves and stencils in de background. For the paper she used the Mystical Winter paper pack.
Tanja created this beautiful page of her cat Mogli using paper from the Rusty Weather paper pack. She decorated her page with the paper clip and leaves die from the Snowy Windows set. She also added some flower in the background using the Spring Fling stamp set.
Love this lay-out created by Katelyn. She used a combination of paper from the Rusty Weathered paper and Worn Wood paper pack. To decorate she used the beautiful Ginko and Berry Branch dies and for de word she used the AWWW Special Moments.
A beautiful elegant page created by EK using the Mandala die and stamp and the Elegant Ornament die. Love the rusly paper for the background and the Copper Silk Microfine Glitter used for some added detail.
Annette created these beautiful scrapbook pages for in her Nature Notebook. She used a combination of dies from the Sidekick and Planner Essentials line. The papers that she picked are so beautiful and match her pictures so well. Can’t wait to see the next pages for this book.
Joseph created a front page for his new Planner and wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Love all the die cuts he used to decorate. The gold, black and white match perfect together. This is going to be a beautiful planner.
Last but not least are these two beautiful scrapbook pages created by Marjolijn to fit in her planner. Love the lay-out and de combination of papers she used. The added hearts are so bright and pop. These pages are sure made with love.
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Winter Wishes Snowman card

January 7, 2021

Hello and Happy New Year 2021! It´s Sanna here again with my January project share. I wanted to create a winter themed greeting card for this month and used the cute Jack Frost die by Joset with Planner Essentials Christmas Figures tree die to create the winter scene.

Here are the steps to the card:

Step 1: Die cut a strip of white paper with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil from paper. Use it to ink the background could pattern onto a white card base.
Step 2: Apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the tree from Planner Essentials 34 Christmas Figures die set. Make sure the adhesive is on the backside when die cutting the whole tree, but pointing towards you when die cutting the filigrane tree die piece. You will need the adhesive on top of be able to add glitter later.
Step 3: Now die cut the Snowflake from white Soft Finish Cardstock (also add an adhesive sheet on the back here too for easier adhering). Also die cut a few snowflakes using the Snow Globe die set, but this time again make sure the adhesive is on top.


Step 4: Using Distress Inks, apply color to the tree and the snowman parts. I used tones: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade.
Step 5: Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter onto the filigrane tree piece as well as the snowflakes.


Step 6: Adhere the green inked tree onto the card base and attach the filigrane, glittered tree piece on top. Now build the snowman together and adhere all pieces on place.
Step 7: Now use the For You stamp set by Sue Smith in combination with Joset´s Winter Sentiments to create the sentiment: “Winter Wishes” and stamp that onto the bottom of the card with black stamp ink. Apply the glittered snowflakes onto the background and the card is done.

I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope it gives you an even better idea on each and every step of this card.

I hope you enjoy this little card tutorial and get inspired to create fun wintery cards yourself! Wishing you all a nice January!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Distress Inks – Ranger Inc.
Ink blending tool
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Kraft sheet, Acrylic block
Black pen – Faber-Castell

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Wish Big Card

December 29, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Wish Big Card.

To create my card, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as Joset Designs and stamps from Sue Smith Creative Design. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of spring patterned paper. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose another piece of coordinating spring patterned paper. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the paper. 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. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of cream cardstock. Take the Wish Big stamp out of the For You Stamp Set and apply Broken China Distress Ink to the stamp. Stamp onto the middle of the rectangle. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Florals 3 die, die cut the each leaf twice out of green cardstock. Ink the edges of all four leaves using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut all three flowers from the Florals 3 die twice out of a piece of pink cardstock. Die cut all three flowers from the Florals 3 die once out of a piece of pink patterned paper that coordinates with the other papers. Die cut the centers once out of cream cardstock.

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

Step Seven. Foam square the Wish Big rectangle 1/8″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Shape the leaves. Adhere the flowers together. Adhere the centers to the middle of the flowers.

Step Nine. Adhere the leaves as desired on the left hand side of the sentiment.

Step Ten. Foam square the flowers over top of the leaves as desired.

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 Wish Big Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Broken China and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Woodland Friends Patterned Paper Pack and Woodland Friends – 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Cream Cardstock
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Holy Night Card

December 24, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Holy Night Card.

To create my Holy Night Card, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs as well as stamps from Sue Smith. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence The Book. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square. On the 4 1/4″ square, tear in a bit of the paper on three of the sides. Distress the edges of the squares. Ink the edges of the squares using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence The Book. From the patterned paper, die cut a 4 1/2″ Fitted Indented Square. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence The Book as well you will also need the patterned paper you used for the 4 1/2″ square. From the patterned paper you used for the 4 1/2″ square, die cut a 1″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail. From the other patterned paper, die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail. Cut the 1″ fishtail down to 4 1/4″. Cut the 3/4″ fishtail down to 3 3/4″ Distress the edges of both fishtails. Ink the edges of the fishtails using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Reminiscence the Book, you’ll need a piece of cream paper. Die cut the plain globe from the Planner Essentials 28 – Globe die out of the cream paper. Die cut the detailed globe out of Champagne Foil paper. Using a felt applicator, apply Mushroom alcohol ink to the detailed globe as desired. Distress the edges of the cream globe. Ink the edges of the cream globe using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Snowy Windows die, die cut the one of the small snowflakes once and die cut the other small snowflake twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the one of the small snowflakes once and die cut the other small snowflake twice out of Silver Foil Paper. Using a felt applicator, apply Mushroom alcohol ink to the silver snowflakes as desired.

Step Six. You’ll need the Holy Night stamp from the Noel Stamp Set. Apply Emboss It Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of vellum. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the stamped words have cooled, cut the word into a strip.

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

Step Eight. Adhere the 1″ fishtail 3/8″ from the left and all the way to the top of the 4 1/4″ square. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 7/8″ from the left and all the way to the top of the 4 1/4″ square.

Step Nine. Adhere the detailed globe to the plain globe. Foam square the plain globe to the middle of the 4 1/4″ square.

Step Ten. Adhere one of the foil snowflakes to the coordinating white snowflake. Repeat for the remaining snowflakes. Adhere the snowflakes as desired around the globe.

Step Eleven. Adhere the Holy Night word strip to the bottom right side of the globe.

Step Twelve. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. 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 Holy Night Card at home and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Alcohol Ink: Mushroom
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders
  • Misc: Champagne Foil Paper and Silver Foil Paper
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Christmas Gift Tags

December 10, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Christmas Gift Tags.

To create my Christmas Gift Tags, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as stamps from Sue Smith. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tags at home.

Step One. Grab the Hugs and Noel Stamp Set. From the Noel stamp set, you’ll need the Holy Night words. Apply Emboss It Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. From the Noel stamp set, you’ll need the Christmas word and from the Hugs stamp set you’ll need the Merry word. Apply Emboss It Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. From the Hugs stamp set, you’ll need the Merry and Wishes words. Apply Emboss It Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Cut all the words into strips, make sure that the Holy Night words stay as one strip. Ink the edges of the word strips using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a piece of red patterned paper from the Reminiscence Paper Pack. You’ll also need a piece of gold patterned paper. Die cut the plain nutcracker from the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures out of the red patterned paper. From the same die set, die cut the detailed nutcracker out of the gold patterned paper. Ink the edges of both images using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose a piece of green patterned paper from the Reminiscence Paper Pack. You’ll also need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the plain tree from the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures out of the green patterned paper. From the same die set, die cut the detailed tree out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the green tree using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose a piece of cream and red patterned paper from the Reminiscence Paper Pack. You’ll also need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock. Die cut the plain snowman from the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures out of the White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the same die set, die cut the detailed snowman out of the cream patterned paper. Die cut the hat part of the plain snowman out of the red patterned paper. Trim the hat to fit so you don’t see any over hang when the detailed snowman goes over top. From the same die set, die cut the buttons and eyes out of black cardstock. Ink the edges of the hat using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Adhere the detailed nutcracker to the red nutcracker.

Step Six. Adhere the Holy Night word strip to the nutcracker wherever you’d like.

Step Seven. Adhere the detailed tree to the green tree.

Step Eight. Adhere the Merry Christmas Word strips as desired on the tree.

Step Nine. Adhere the hat to the plain snowman. Adhere the detailed snowman to the plain snowman. Adhere the buttons on the snowman as desired. Adhere the eyes to the snowman.

Step Ten. Adhere the Christmas Wishes word strips to the bottom left side of the snowman as desired.

Step Eleven. Punch a small hole at the top of the nutcracker, tree and snowman. Tie a piece of twine through the holes.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder, Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder and Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder
  • Graphic 45: 12×12 Patterns & Solids – Christmas Time
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Twine
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Have A Magical Christmas

October 19, 2020

Hello friends,

It’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I have a fun, quick and easy card to share. I just got my new Sue Smith Stamps and as soon as I saw this one I immediately thought of one of the cute fairy dies from Joset Designs to use along with it. Just add a Santa hat and you’re good to go.

This is a 5″ X 6.5″ card so I used the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle on the front.

After stamping and embossing I was ready for the cute little fairy.

Using the Fairy 1 die set – I cut, colored and assembled the fairy and then added a Santa hat from the Santa Claus die set.

To finish off this card I cut out some glittered stars and a magic wand. It is still blank on the inside so a personal message can be added.

Have a magical day,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Winter Wishes Slimline Card

October 15, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Slimline cards are the rage right now and I will show you that dies originally made for A2 sized cards can be used on Slimline cards. I am using the Village Edges die as an example. Below you will find the steps to created your own Winter Wishes Slimline Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Foam Applicator starting a little bit past the half way with the lightest shade, then working up to darkest. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges 2 times for each die. One diecutting from the left and the second one from the right. Loosely layer first on the background created in Step 2 to see where the top one will be positioned. Adhere 1st layer (top) using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, 2nd layer using Foam Tape, 3rd layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and last (bottom) layer using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Snow sentiment using Versamark to the panel created in Step 2. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool.

Step 5 – Optional – Apply Perfect Pearls in Gold onto an Acrylic Block, add a spritz of water, mix with a #2 paintbrush and tap the waterbrush onto the panel to create Gold Droplets. Keep repeating until you cover the panel. Let dry (it doesn’t take too long to dry). Adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colors and/or sentiment. For example color in the houses and change the sentiment to Congratulations on your new Home. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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