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Cockatoo Fun

May 11, 2022

Hello everyone.. It’s my turn on the blog today with this fun hanging frame decoration featuring three cute fun loving cockatoos. The frame is made to look like bamboo, now I know that bamboo is not really square but anything goes in papercraft right!

Step One.

Die cut the smallest frame part four times into buff coloured card then use the watercolour paints to make the frame pieces resemble bamboo, a very small thin paint brush will make this easier.

Step Two

Pierce four holes into what will become the top most part of the frame, you will only need to do this on one part, make a re-enforcer for each hole to add some stability. See photo for approximate hole placement.

Step Three

Roll up a piece of card approximately 5cm long, you can use a straw or pen to help make the card roll. Once rolled nice and tightly fix with glue then use the watercolour paints again to create a wood effect, then use a pointed tool to puncture a hole though the wooden batten at each end.

Step four

Next die cut and build all the parrots and flowers using the photo for colour reference, the parrot is coloured using a pale pink Spun Sugar distress ink and his feet are coloured a with a light grey Hickory Smoke, colour the eye with black ink then add a tiny white dot in the centre.

Step five

Attach the wooden swing post, feed the thread through the holes and knot. Then start arranging the leaves and flowers in two corners.

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Step Six

Add the parrots to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to have a play with these brilliant new frame dies.

Until next time – Happy crafting Jackie

Joset Designs

Paradise

October 9, 2021

Hello there, Jackie here today. I know we are well into Autumn but I just couldn’t resist one last summery make. I have mixed the old with the new to create this little bit of paradise.

Step One:

Start by preparing the card base. Use the largest die from the circle set 1116 to draw a circle on the front of a 4.25 x 4.25″ card blank ensuring to leave the circle overhanging the top edge slightly, carefully cut out the circle creating a circular shaped card. Use the same die to die cut a circular panel.

Step Two:

Die cut and build all the elements inking or colouring which ever way you would like, here I have used distress inks around the edges leaving a small white area in the centres of the flowers and leaves.

Step Three:

To create the wooden sign. Use the chisel end of a brown alcohol marker to draw irregular lines onto a scrap piece of brown card. Fussy cut out a plank shape and ink around the edges then white heat emboss your sentiment.

Step Four:

Attach the circular panel to the card blank then arrange all the elements fixing some in place with 3d foam pads for added dimension. If you do not want your card to rock then snip off a small piece on the reverse side of the card blank.

Thank you for stopping by today…I hope I have inspired you to mix the old with the new.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Products used:

Other supplies used:

Distress Inks

White embossing powder

Heat tool

Joset Designs

Just Chicken in

August 29, 2021

Hello all, Just chicken in again today with this fun farm yard card using Joset’s fabulous farm animal dies. This card is a ‘hello how are you doing’ kind of card, however you can easily switch the sentiment to suit any occasion.

Step One

Start by making the hen and rooster, here I have used coloured cardstock and gently inked around the edges before assembling all the pieces but you could easily make these using plain white cardstock and colour them with your preferred medium.

Step Two

Die cut a 2.25″ circle into a piece of scrap cardstock creating a circular template. Ink through the circle onto a 4×5.25″ a panel of white cardstock.

Step Three

Next place the inner circle piece over the sun and hold down firmly whilst inking the sky, ink approximately 3/4 of the panel saving enough room for the grass.

Step Four

Ink blend the grass into the sun and sky then use all three inks to blend the scene together swapping form one to the other until you have a nice blend. Use the yellow in a circular motion to create a hazy sun.

Step Five

Fix the panel the a top folding A2 card panel using 3d foam pads. Stamp the sentiment onto a banner shape then ink around the edges, attach all the pieces in place using more foam pads then finish off with a handful of eggs.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to have a go!

Happy crafting

Jackie

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other products used

  • Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Distress Oxide Ink Squeezed Lemonade
  • Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn
  • Versamark Onyx Black
Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Party Animal

August 23, 2021

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here. Today I’m sharing this fun card! This zebra is one of my favourite animal dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I decided to create a 60’s vibe background with some planner stamps and dies – the only thing missing is the shiny disco ball!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: On Copic friendly card. stamp a row of the Background 3 stamp as shown below.

Step 2: Using Copic markers colour in the small squares. Use different colours and continue to colour until you are happy with the desired look.

Step 3: Trim the card front to measure: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 4: Die cut the zebra, colour in the zebra stripes, then assemble the zebra and adhere to the card front.

Step 5: Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from Safari Sayings clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment using the Puzzle Page Art Journal die

Step 6: Adhere the sentiment to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Die cut the music notes from Planner Essentials 10 and adhere to the card front.

Step 7: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial – a bright colourful card to celebrate the party animal in all of us!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Others:

Copic Friendly Cardstock

Copic Markers

Black Cardstock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Embossing Ink

White Embossing Powder

Embossing Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

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Life is Better on the Farm

April 12, 2021

In todays’ post it’s all about the new “Life is Better in the Farm” collection Designed by Joset. Who doesn’t love all these cute animals, the little farmer, tractor, barn and those fabulous farm accessories? If you haven’t seen this collection yet, make sure to check them out on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Website HERE. But first…let’s see what our talented designers created for you today!

Lisanne Geerdink created this fabulous card using the Pig, Donkey, Hen and Rooster and Farm Accessories. The “Hee Haw!” sentiment is from the “Life is Better on the Farm” set. It really shows the fun on the farm.
Karen Ostergard created this adorable card using the Sheep die set and the “Life is Better on the Farm” Sentiments. This card would be great for a new born baby. Love the color scheme of this card. Karen colored the sheep perfectly to match with the patterned papers used.

Katelyn Grosart created this beautiful barn door card using the Barn die set. Love the Black and white combination that she picked to create the barn. When opening the doors you will find a sentiment saying “love grows here”. The flowers are from the Farm Accessories set.
So much fun going on in this card created by Annette Green. We often think about the busy life on the farm and this card shows exactly that. Maybe not a chicken driving a tractor but how cool would that be?! A great card with beautiful coloring!
Tanja Kabel created this cute card using the Farm Accessories and Adventure Edges dies. Her coloring is just beautiful and matches perfectly with the patterned paper used. Love this card!
Sandy Diller used the Barn die in combination with the Farm accessories and the chicken from the Hen and Rooster set. Love how she used the wood paper for the barn and the way she colored the chicken. A beautiful farm scene!
Marjolijn van Elsberg created these beautiful pages using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection. Love how she added the chicken wire and the cut outs to the pages. The car is from Planner Essentials 16 and is a perfect add on to this farm theme.
Joseph Nguyen went all out in his project combining the Farm release with the beautiful flowers from Anita’s Fantasy Flowers collection. For the sentiment he used one of Suzanne Canon’s dies which fit the card so beautiful. Farm life is really one big family.
Last project for today is this adorable card created by Tina Guigui who used the Sheep die set in combination with the balloons and hat from the Party Accessories set. Love how she positioned the sheep like he is jumping in the air from excitement. A great birthday card!

Life is Better on the Farm collection:

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Animals, Washi and Valentine’s Day!

January 20, 2021

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards that I made using Joset’s adorable animals and the gorgeous washi tape! These cards would be great for Valentine’s Day or just as a reminder to that special someone in your life that you love them.

The Monkey die is definitely one of my favorites! I cut the monkey using brown and Kraft paper and added some cheeks and ears with Copic markers and a white gel pen. His eyes and mouth are colored with a black pen. I cut the pieces of him that are “on top” with 101mm Double Sided adhesive on the cardstock to make him easier to put together.

The sentiment is from the Safari Sayings stamps and is framed with a Stitched Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles die cuts. The card base is cut with the Stitched Rounded Rectangles.

I love how just a few pieces of the Reminiscence Washi Tape adds a little interest to the card. As you can see here, I also added a couple half-pearl embellishments. The little strip of paper is a “scrap” that I had left over from the Mystical Winter Papers.

And, oh my, the Raccoon die creates such a cute card! He is cut with black paper and 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, which I colored with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The sentiment is also from Safari Sayings. The card background on this card is cut with the Stitched Indented Dies and framed with a piece of black cardstock. I used the beautiful Artsy Scenery Washi Tape! On this one, the scrap of paper is from the Reminiscence Book.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft, black and brown cardstock, Copics, distress ink, pearl and diamond dot embellishments

Joset Designs

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!

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Koalaty Friend…

February 25, 2020

Hi there! Samantha here, sharing with you a card using Joset’s Koala die. Koala’s are one of my favourite animals, so I was very pleased to finally have a play, and even more surprised how quickly the idea came together!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using a variety of green cardstock die cut the small leaves.

Step 2: Using kraft card die cut the tree trunk, and adhere this to a light blue square card (measurements: 10cm x 10cm)

Step 3: Adhere the tiny leaves around the tree trunk.

Step 4: Continue adhering the leaves until most of the blue area is full.

Step 5: On blue cardstock (measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) die cut a large circle. Then adhere this on top of your tree.

(Optional: Add machine stitched details)

Step 6: Using grey, white and black cardstock – die cut the Koala.

Step 7: Assemble and adhere the Koala to your card front.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on blue card. Trim. Adhere to card front.

Step 9: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Green). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Repeat step 9 using Silk Microfine Glitter (Spring Peridot).

Step 10: Die cut the small hearts. Adhered this to the card front.

I love how framing the koala on a tree really makes him the feature on my card! He is rather adorable!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Light Blue Card stock

Grey/Black Card stock

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

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Baby Puppy Love!

June 29, 2019

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with a fun baby card for you! 

Oh, my.  There is nothing like a puppy! Puppy eyes are guaranteed to melt any heart.  (But really it’s a little plan on their part to get what they want –– and it works!) You can’t get mad at this wee fellow when he knocks the frame askew!

Here’s Joset’s sweet Dog die set combined with some A Way With Words classics! It’s a celebration of Mark’s, Joset’s brother, new puppy who is to die for (the puppy that is 🙂 …)!

Here is how you can make this card for a new baby puppy dog!

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