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Make a Wish

September 14, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with just a little bit of fairytale magic. Are you as in as much love as I am with the new Storybook Collection from Joset as I am? I am just loving the little bit of fantasy this collection is delivering, since I think we could all use a little break from reality. I am especially loving the two new Shaped Card Frames, and today I am playing around with the new Mushroom House Folding Card.

Step One: Die cut the piece of the Mushroom House Folding Card die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Blend ink onto the piece of the mushroom frame (there are three pieces). I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves for the mushroom cap, Old Paper for the underside of the mushroom cap, and Antique Linen and Tea Dye for the step of the mushroom. Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the pieces together.

Step Three: Blend ink onto the accessories of the die set. I used Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves for the door, window frames, flowers, and lock.

I used Iced Spruce and Mowed Lawn for the grass and the centers of the flowers. I used Scattered Straw and Tea Dye for the windows. The step and smoke pipe were blended with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone.

Finally, the mini mushroom was colored with the same inks as the larger card frame.

Step Four: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the accessories onto the card frame. I could have stopped here, but I thought the little mushroom house needed an inhabitant.

Step Five: Die cut the piece of the Raccoon die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six: Blend ink over the pieces of the Raccoon die cut. I used Hickory Smoke on the dark gray pieces.

Pumice Stone was used to color the lighter gray areas.

Finally, Black Soot was used to color the darkest portions of the the raccoon.

Step Seven: Assemble the pieces of the raccoon using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eight: Using both 6mm Double Sided Clear Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Raccoon to the card frame.

Step Nine: Using the new Once Upon a Time Sentiments stamp set, stamp a sentiment onto the card frame using black ink.

Do you like shaped cards as much as we do? To whom would you send a mushroom card to? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting!

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Gate-fold Birthday Card

September 12, 2020

Hello! Diana here with a monochromatic birthday card for a dear friend of mine. She is such an elegant older lady that I wanted to convey that same elegance in the card – so I broke out some shimmery ribbon and pearls.

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This card ended up being a square 5 3/4″ by 5 3/4″. On the page to buy the Gatefold – Elegant Roses die is a great YouTube tutorial oh how to create the gatefold. I used a lavendar cardstock for the gatefold and some one- sided designer paper for the inside of the card. I folded the 5.5″ x 11″ paper in half so that the inside of the card is white. I added a row of pearls to the top and bottom of the folded inside.

Now the inside flips open to showcase the message inside.

To decorate the inside, I used the Butterflies Spray stencil (you can also make your own by die cutting the Butterflies Spray from cardstock and using the negative) and sponged a light smattering of butterflies in purple ink. I also stamped the sentiment “Have an awesome day” and balloons from the Happy Birthday collection. From a slightly darker purple paper, I die cut Happy Birthday as well as the butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set.

I used Copic markers and a white jelly pen to color and add details to the stamp and die cut.

The butterfly above the ribbon is also adorned with the same pearls as the row under the gatefold.

Thank you so much for looking!

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other products used:

Lavender, purple and designer paper

Want2Scrap adhesive pearls

Copic markers

White gel pen

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So Fairy Much

August 10, 2020

Karen here from Craftily Yours. I’m excited to show you another card I made using Joset’s new release! I adore this collection with cute fairies, princes, princesses, a frog and some amazing background dies. So much fun!

For this card, I decided to color the Fairy 1 die pieces with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolors. The colors in this palette are vibrant and gorgeous…

After assembling the fairy, I cut one of the Leaf Pattern Background from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I also cut a purple frame using the Stitched Indented Rectangles and the Fitted Rounded Rectangles dies. I adhered the two together and then used my scissors to trim away the part that stuck out.

I adhered this piece to a piece of green patterned cardstock from my stash. I added the fairy and the sentiment from the Once Upon a Time Sentiments. I die cut the sentiment with a Diagonal Stitched Fishtails Die.

That’s it. Easy and adorable! See below for my list of supplies, check out the new collection, and have a fairy wonderful day!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Supplies from my stash

Green pattern and purple cardstock, black ink

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Mini Traveler’s Notebook featuring “Butterfly Pocket Insert”

August 5, 2020
Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with a nature-themed journal using the new Mini Traveler’s Notebook and some of the newest dies, with a focus on the Butterfly Pocket Insert set.
The best way to share this project with you is through a video, so keep scrolling to the bottom and enjoy!
I’ve used all sorts of papers, vellum, digital downloaded images, and clear sticker paper to share some fun techniques in mixing and matching these types of media.
I also share a few different ways to use the new Butterfly Pocket Insert set at the end of the video. There’s so much you can do with all the dies in this generous se! Please enjoy the video and then check out the ECD shop for these great dies.
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Joy Gift Tag

August 1, 2020

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

To create my Joy Gift Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tag at home.

Step One. From the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die, die cut the small tag out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Choose a couple of the snowflakes from the Christmas Collection stamp set. Apply Emboss It Ink to the snowflakes and stamp randomly on the tag, reapply ink as needed, you’ll need a total of fourteen snowflakes. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the ornament. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Five. From the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the joy word out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the white Joy word. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Six. Die cut the Snowflake from the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the snowflake. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Seven. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle 1/4″ from the right and 1 1/8″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Eight. Adhere the snowflake to the middle of the ornament. Adhere the Joy embossed word slightly to the right overtop of the black cardstock Joy word, this will create a shadow in behind the embossed Joy word. Use foam squares to adhere the Joy word to the bottom right corner of the tag.

Step Nine. Tie a bow at the top of the tag with a piece of black twine. To finish off the tag, use White Craft Drops to add dots to the snowflake as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Quietfire Design: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder and Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Black Twine
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How to Create a Inspire Pocket for your Planner

July 23, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you How to Create a Inspire Pocket for your Planner.

To create my Inspire Pocket, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my pocket at home.

Step One. From the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tag & Toppers, die cut the pocket twice out of kraft cardstock. Place the pockets in front of you, making sure that on one pocket the angle faces right and on the other pocket the angle faces left. From the Background Stamps 1, you’ll need the chicken wire stamp. Apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the stamp and stamp randomly over the entire surface of both pockets. Fold the edges and then ink the edges of both pockets using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Add adhesive to the flaps on each pocket and adhere the two pockets together.

Step Three. Mark three holes on your pocket. One hole will be 1″ from the top and 1/4″ from the left of the pocket. The second hole will be 1 3/4″ from the top and 1/4″ from the left of the pocket. The third hole will be 1 1/8″ from the bottom and 1/4″ from the left of the pocket. Using a 1/4″ hole punch, punch the three holes you just marked.

Step Four. Choose a reinforcement from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut the reinforcements out of a piece of black cardstock. You’ll need a total of six reinforcements.

Step Five. From the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tag & Toppers die, die cut the stitched banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock, the inspire word out of kraft cardstock and the tab out of whatever colour you want. I went with a yellow/orange colour cardstock. Ink the edges of the banner and tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Planner Label die, die cut the 1 3/8″ square label out of black cardstock.

Step Seven. Adhere three of the reinforcements over the three holes at the front of your pocket.

Step Eight. Flip the pocket over and adhere the other three reinforcements over top of the holes on the pocket.

Step Nine. Adhere the tab to the top of the 1 3/8″ square. Foam square the 1 3/8″ square 3/4″ from the right and 1/2″ from the bottom of the pocket.

Step Ten. Adhere the stitched banner to the middle of the 1 3/8″ square. Adhere the inspire word to the middle of the stitched banner.

Step Eleven. Slide in whatever you want in your pocket, I put in a note piece that I made a while back. For some extra reinforcement, I add mini staples to the top left, bottom left, top right and bottom right of the pocket.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Yellow/Orange Cardstock and Mini Stapler
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I Love Right Now

July 22, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share my newest layout using many ECD products!

To create this layout
Step 1 – take two papers from the Rusty Weathered paper kit.


Step 2 – cut one line approximately in the center along the bottom about 3″ long and one on the side in the center about 2″ long. Using your paper distressor tool or scissors distress the edges of the slits and fold back and adhere with double sided tape
Step 3 – Adhere the two pages together and distress the edges
Step 4 – fussy cut 3 flowers from one of the pages


Step 5 – create a photo mat for your photo 1/2″ bigger than your photo
Step 6 – Die cut two frames using the fitted rounded rectangle die set. I used the 5 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ die
Step 7 – Die cut a 3 lightbulbs from the Planner Essentials 20 from coordinating papers
Step 8 – die cut 3 circles from the Stitched Circles and create 3 rolled flowers
Step 9 – create photo mat and cluster as shown above

Step 10 – Die cut 11, 1 3/4″ stitched hexagons and distress the edges

Step 11 – adhere as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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