It’s Suzanne here with a sweet way to make a little tag book, filled with love for your Valentine – or make it as a gift for any time just because you love them! Grab your dies and some of your favourite embellishments and let’s play! Here is how you can make this with me.
Glittered Peace On EarthNovember 9, 2019
Hi, Diana here! Today I’m sharing how to make a card you might have seen as part of Suzanne Cannon’s holiday release. Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter is the ONLY glitter I will use in my craft room because it’s the only one containable! And it’s so fun to watch it turn glossy – very satisfying like the way heating up gilding or embossing powders.
To make the card, I die cut the A Way With Words Peace on Earth die 4 times out of white card stock. I also cut out one out of white card stock that was covered in a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape as well as a set of extra star dies that come with the die set.
After peeling off the release sheet from the Peace on Earth die cut, cover the starts with the release paper from the star die cuts. In this way, you can cover the sticky die cut with Silver Sand Microfine Glitter and rub in the glitter. Remove the star release paper and then add Sand Dunes Microfine Glitter on the stars. I also went ahead and did one of the stars with Sand Dunes and 2 others in Silver Sand.
I then adhered the other 4 layers to the die. The background is sponged using Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire) – the keeping the center a lighter blue. I adhered the layer onto an A2 white card base, finishing the front with a white gel pen for stars/snow.
Thanks for looking! I wish you could see how shiny the lettering is and how deep the blue looks in real life. I liked this so much I made a very similar card but using the new Flourished Deer die set. I did not use glitter but added a wreath around his neck using tiny leaves I trimmed from the Leafy Branch Die and tiny dots of the pearl rose Craft drops.
Thanks for stopping by –– I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Signo White Gel Pen
Poinsettia JoyOctober 8, 2019
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Christmas is about 2.5 months away now. Do you make Christmas cards to send out? I send out quite a few, and I make them all unique. Love making Christmas cards!
BOO!October 6, 2019
It’s that ‘Magical’ season-Halloween!
This is one of my favorite seasons! Besides all the colors of fall, children trick-or-treating, witches, skeletons, and getting out all my Halloween decorations, it really is a FUN season. Hopefully the weather has become crisp and the smell of fallen leaves abounds.
This is a 6 “X 6” card. I found a magical “skull“ moon to use as a background behind the “stitched“ rectangles. See the children on their way to get “goodies“?
I also found “skull“ paper to use for the pottery pitcher, to which I coated with diamond glaze.
Chrysanthemums come in all the perfect colors for Halloween. Ivy vines (these colored to be sweet potato vines, as Susan showed in one of her tutorials) and the Berry branch with Nuvo Crystal Drops– sweet lilac- is behind the ivy.
I thought some fine cord would be interesting here in there, so I added some ‘loops’, along with a spider! The word Magic is one of Suzanne Cannon’s. All the other dies are Susan Tierny Cockburn’s Garden Notes.
Always the wonderful ladybug!
if you are interested in any of the dies, or products I’ve used, they are all listed below. Just click on the ones you would like and you will be directed to ECD to complete your order.
I hope the season is magical for all of you! Happy Haunting!
See you next month!
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Love You To The Moon & Back TagOctober 5, 2019
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m excited to be sharing with you my Love you to the Moon & Back Tag which features a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from the Planner Essentials and Els van de Burgt Studio.
See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two. Place the Butterflies & Stars stencil on the tag and using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink through the stencil. Move the stencil as desired around the tag and blend ink through it.
Step Three. Die cut the Ornament from the Love, Joy & Peace Ornament out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the top portion of the ornament off.
Step Four. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply a sticky note a 1/8″ in on the left hand side of the stitched circle. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Moon & Back sentiment from the Soar Collection stamp set and stamp in the middle of the circle. Make sure that the majority of the moon gets stamped onto the sticky note.
Step Five. Die cut the Star spray from the Butterflies & Stars Sprays out of a piece of Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need seven stars from the spray.
Step Six. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle to the right hand side of the tag.
Step Seven. Adhere the three of the stars around the Moon & Back sentiment. Adhere the other four stars as desired on the tag.
Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine to the top of the tag.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love you to the Moon & Back Tag.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
- Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber
- Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Twine
Happy Day!August 17, 2019
I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends post pictures of their first kid getting their driving permit or actually driving off to school. I’m sure they are as thrilled as this puppy, ears flying back as he takes to the road with his fishing rod. I’m still safe for another year…
To make this card:
I found that with the jeep die and the word dies, a 5″x7″ card base works a lot easier than my usual A2 base. I used a dark gray stock as my base – the same as my bit of road showing on the bottom. In fact, that bit is from trimming down my 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of card stock after folding in half to make my card base. Use your scraps as soon as possible! Lol!
Die cut all the pieces you need: My jeep uses black, white, and blue cardstock. The “happy” is the same blue as the jeep and the “Day” is also cut from the scrap in step 1. I used a Molotov Chrome maker for my grill and headlights but you can use silver card stock if you don’t have that. The fishing rod is out of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The dog is cut out of Soft Finish card stock and sponged with Distress Oxide Tea Dye ink. I put the jeep together first and added some shine by drawing in with a white gel pen.
Create your background by lightly sponging clouds and adding some greenery with the bushes from Adventure Edges. Adhere the strip for the road. My background piece was 4.5″ x 6.5″. I matted it with a 1/16″ border with a light grey cardstock.
Adhere all the pieces as you see on the card. I found it easier to stick the puppy behind the steering wheel of the jeep, then the fishing rod, and then the entire thing onto the card.
As you can see, I chose “happy Day” as my sentiment but in hindsight, or maybe foresight, I should do a “Good Luck” card for the teenager testing or the mom letting go. Heehee!
Other Products used:
White, light gray, dark gray, black, blue, and mottled green cardstock
White gel pen
Molotov chrome pen
Distress Oxide Inks
You Are Family –– Furry Version!July 20, 2019
The “You Are Family” die combination has so much potential for creating cards or scrapbook pages or features in our photo albums! It’s Suzanne here today with the fur-kid version of You Are Family.
Our pets are such a large and important part of our families! This version might even be a good sympathy card….. Here is how you can make it.
Create Your Own Pin-Ups!June 26, 2019
Hello, all! Judi here. I thought it would be fun to make some pins that can be worn again and again for special events like birthdays and anniversaries, taking the place of a corsage that only lasts for a day or two –– and, in the case of the star with ribbon, can be made in masculine colors.
I chose ‘Make a Wish’ and ‘Special Day’ word dies from the A Way With Words collection to ensure that the pins can be used for a wide variety of celebrations! For example: The Special Day pin might be worn by someone spending their first day in a new home or by a mom- to-be at her baby shower; and the Make a Wish pin could be worn by the guest of honor at a graduation party!
1. Combine a double layer of die cut Shimmer Sheetz Stitched Circles with gathered lace. Secure the lace to the Stitched Circle with a slightly smaller Fitted Circle die cut from Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Use two V-cut ribbon tails to accent the double layer Stitched Star. Both pins are backed with synthetic suede for durability (and in the case of the circle, to hide and further secure the gathered portion of the lace). Optional: Lightly sand the circle prior to adding words.
2. Die cut words from Shimmer Sheetz. For the circle, back with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet prior to cutting. Make a Wish will be adhered with small snippets of Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs because the words extend past the star and can’t be adhesive-backed. Optional: Alter the star and Make A Wish with alcohol inks prior to die cutting.
3. Finish the back with a slightly smaller die cut circle or star cut from synthetic suede backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet prior to die cutting. Hide the flat part of the pin-back finding with a small die cut synthetic suede circle, notched at the sides to ensure that the pin-back can easily open and close.
- Use other dies to cut the simple shapes like Stitched or Scalloped Edge ovals or circles.
- Incorporate event-specific greetings like Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary.
- Go over-the-top with gems, dangling charms, dimensional flowers or other embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed this project, and inspired you to recreate your own pins!
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs, Non-stick scissors (to cut Tabs), Wide lace, Sheer dotted ribbon with metallic edge, Needle and thread (to gather lace), Synthetic suede, Pin-back findings
Optional: Sanding block, Alcohol inks and applicator tool, Gems, charms, more embellishments
Shoot For The MoonMay 11, 2019
Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a phrase that could easily have been said by my mother! Sage advice.
This card with its words of encouragement is just plain fun to make! You’ll enjoy experimenting with the technique. I was after a dark milky way look, but you could have a bright sky look instead. Just play!
Here is how you can make it!
Sending Love NotesApril 29, 2019
Hi there. It’s Suzanne here today to share a sweet card.
It’s Spring! The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining (mostly!) and it’s a great time to send a love note. Here is a little card full of the brightness of the season that is guaranteed to cheer up the day of anyone who sees it!
Here’s how you can make it: