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Just Chicken In

April 9, 2021

Karen here today sharing a card I made with the totally FUN new “Life is Better on the Farm” collection by Joset. This new collection is SO good.

This card is so simple and yet so fun. I used the new Hen & Rooster Die for the two animals. Below, I’ll list out the Copic markers I used to color them. The card is made by cutting a 8-1/2″x11″ piece of 90 lb Soft-Finish cardstock in half lengthwise and folding it in half. The cardfront is cut with a Stitched Indented Rectangle. The blue pattern cardstock was cut into squares that are 2-1/4″ adhered to yellow squares at 2-1/2″. The sentiment is also new from the Life is Better on the Farm Stamps. I added a few half-pearls for interest.

The “white” chicken was colored with a Copic C1, R27, and YR12/14. The Rooster above was colored with the following Copic markers:

  • Feet and Beak: YR12, YR14
  • Body: Y35, Y38
  • Wings: E41, E43
  • Comb and Waddle: R27, R29
  • Tail Feathers: Y15, Y18, G12, G16, BG53, BG57

Thanks for checking out my card today.

Craftily yours, Karen

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Blue and yellow cardstock, half pearls, Copic markers

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Nature Notebook Planner Part 2 with Video!

April 4, 2021
Hello everyone, Annette Green here today with four more pages in my Nature Notebook Planner. I pick up where I left off before using the newest Planner Essentials dies and stamps and I’ve created another “Craft With Me” style video for you to follow along as I share my thought process, tips and techniques as I create the pages.
I am loving the seasons here in Greenville, South Carolina and am learning so much about the local birds, plants and flowers. I am still working on the Winter time, but currently am taking LOTS of photos of our Spring here and can’t wait to continue on in my planner and share them with you.
I am constantly finding that I need more room for more photos, so in the video I share with you how I create added “real estate”, as they say, to gain more space to add more photos. I hope you have a moment to watch the video. Thanks in advance for watching! I’ve included the full supply list below.

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The Good Life – Seed Packet Mini Album

March 22, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome! It is Karan here to share a project I designed using the new Sidekick Release. For those who know how much I love albums, I also love to create mini albums too. 

This one is designed using the Seed Packet Die from Sidekick Essentials 16. 

To begin with I cut the seed pack out five times using paper from 49 and Market. I cut vellum to go on the inside of the packet for the window. I cut out extras thinking I might make the album larger but ended up going with 5 packets instead of 8.

Then I assembled them.

I then cut the side panel from the same sidekick set and created the pages and continued to decorate them. I love tags and cut out a tag for each page just as an added layer and photo mat for some of my photos. This tag was cut from Planner Essentials 2, which I also cut to go inside each opening of the Seed Packet page. I am going to share images from this little mini and then add the dies I used below. Hope you enjoy this mini project.

And then details for the cover:

I cut doubles for the large floral and the medium size floral for the cover, two sets of leaves and then I used the skeleton leaf from the Sidekick Essential 16 set. Ii love how the florals shape so beautifully.

I hope that I inspired you to create a mini album using this Seed Pocket Set. It makes a perfect little mini album. 

Until Next time

Happy Scrapping!


Sidekick Essentials 11; Sidekick Essentials 16; 

 Other Products:

 Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Crushed Olive Distress Ink

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Easter Bunny

March 19, 2021

Karen here today. I absolutely adore the Easter Bunny from Elizabeth Craft Designs. So adorable with options to use him from the front (as I have done today) or with the behind. Super sweet for Easter cards. If you make Easter cards and projects, there is now just a few weeks!

I started by cutting a piece of 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock in half to create a top-folding card base. Then I used the Stitched Rectangles die and a piece of paper from the Worn Wood Collection to create the card front. On it, I stamped Happy Easter in the corner using the Spring Sentiments Stamps and permanent Black ink. I also wrapped a piece of twine and used a scrap from the Reminiscence Paper Book across the top (and added a glimmer sticker too). To this, I used a small scrap from Reminiscence Paper Book and from the Mystical Winter Collection die cut with the Fitted Rounded Squares dies to “frame” the bunny. Then comes the FuN part!

I love putting together these adorable critters by Joset. It takes me back to putting together paper dolls as a child, so fun. For the pieces “on top”, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make putting the bunny together easier. I used 90 lb White Soft Finish cardstock and colored with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Kitsch Flamingo, and Vintage Photo. the eyes are colored in with a black marker and the nose with a YR04 Copic marker.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Ribbon, Distress Inks, Copic and fine line markers, black ink

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Sneak Attack

March 16, 2021

Good morning everyone!
Our family loves to go sledding in the winter – it is a great family outing! I found these photos of my husband doing a sneak attack on our son Cody and thought they were too funny to not scrapbook!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – distress the edges of your background paper (I used Mystical Winter paper)
Step 2 – mat your photos and distress the edges of photo mat. Adhere using cardboard or 3d adhesive

Step 3 – add a chipboard or paper border
Step 4 – die cut 23 fitted hexagons then ink and distress the edges and adhere to paper

Step 5 – Die cut, ink, shape and assemble 9 flowers using your favorite ECD dies (I used florals 6, florals 8, florals 1, florals 3, and florals 4, and I used the Stamen Flowers as snowflakes!

Step 6 – Add your title, embellishments, and snowflake paste

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

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Mini Slimline Happy Easter Card

March 15, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. With Easter coming up I just had to make another card with the Bunny backside. It’s been a tradition since the die came out. This time I incorporated it into a Mini Slimline card which has become my favorite size at the moment. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 7″ x 6″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (Cloud) on a trimmed piece of White Soft Finish measuring 3 1/4″ x 5 3/4″. Place it on the Cardstock to use as a stencil. Apply ink using a Blender Brush. I used Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. Adhere the panel to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Forest Accessories using various colors of Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Spring Basket using Pink Cardstock. Add some dots using a White Gel Pen.

Step 5 – Diecut Bunny in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to the card using Kid’s Choice Glue. Don’t forget to add the Easter Eggs.

Step 6 – Stamp Spring Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. (I cut apart my sentiment. Don’t be afraid to cut, this gives you more choices for placement and you can always put it back on an acrylic block the way it was intended)

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment and the Easter Eggs to another image (such as presents). Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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My Love

March 2, 2021

Good morning!  I am excited to share my newest layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I really love scrapbooking photos of my husband, I usually have to be a photographer ninja to sneak a photo of him but over the years he has gotten better and will even pose now!

To create this layout
Step 1 – Cover the paper with clear gesso (I used the Worn Wood paper)

Step 2 – Using your favorite ECD stencil add texture paste then color with your watercolors! (I used a stencil from the Summer Journal special)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 15 florals

Step 4 – Die cut, ink and shape 5 leaves
Step 5 – color any resins or chipboard peices to match your layout

Step 6 – Assemble layout
Step 7 – Add seed beads, microbeads and art stones to finish the layout making sure to add them to the florals!

Thanks so much for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock Sue Smith Creative Designs Uncategorized

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

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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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Fun with Slimline Cards

February 17, 2021

Karen here. Today, I’m loving the slimline cards that I’m seeing all over the place and decided to create a couple for today’s post using two of my favorite designs by Joset – the Monkey and the Parrot.

First up, I created a horizontal slimline card with this adorable monkey.

To create this card, I cut a 7×8.5″ piece of Kraft cardstock and scored it in the middle to create a horizontal slimline base. I added brown cardstock cut at 3.25×8.25″ layered with the plaid cardstock cut at 3×8″. The sentiment is from the Safari Sayings Sentiments and is embossed with copper embossing powder.

On that adorable monkey, I colored him with Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo and dabbed him with a VERY slightly damp paper towel to add some furry-like texture to him. He is placed on top of a Dotted Scallop Circle and a Stitched Circle die.

And don’t you just LOVE this Parrot die! The tri-fold card base was created with 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock cut at 8×8.5″. It’s scored at one end at 2″ and at the other end at 3″. I colored that sweet parrot with Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I colored his beak and feet with a Copic YR14. The parrot is mounted on a Fitted Rounded Square. Again, I used the Safari Sayings Sentiment.

Love this card opened up like a tall tent. How FuN!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

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Kraft cardstock, distress inks, half pearls, patterned and plain cardstock

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Big Fish!

February 16, 2021

One of my first passions in Scrapbooking was paper layering! I love all the dimension and visual interest it adds.

To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim papers to these sizes and ink edges (I used a mixture of papers from the Reminiscence paper pack and the Rusty Weathered paper pack. )
12×12
10.5×11
9×10
7×9
3×7


Step 2 – die cut the following and ink the edges:
1 tab piece from 1603 planner essentials
1 tag top from 1744 Planner Essentials 26
2 of the largest stitched Indented Square
3 flowers with leaves from your favorite ECD floral dies (I used Florals 9 and Florals 7). ink edges and assemble

Step 3 – fussy cut the fish from the Reminiscence paper and ink the edges


Step 4 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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