Karen here. There’s so much love in the air in my world. One of my kids is getting married in a couple weeks, and my husband’s son is also getting married. I created a card for each of the weddings, and I had a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law as well. I used a combination of fun products from here at Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I made two of these cards, one for each wedding. The background paper is from the Rustic Winter Collection – so pretty! I created a Layered Bird from the Everyday Elements collection from Annette. So cute. He is layered on diecuts from the Postage Stamps set and the word “love” is from Everyday Words. The shape of the card was created by adding a punched corner rounder.
So sweet, I love the Butterflies collection from Joset. The butterfly is so easy to assemble when the paper is cut with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the back! The sentiment on this card is stamped from the Bugs & Kisses set. The cardstock is from a paperpack I had in my stash.
Rajni Chawla Here!! Back again on Elizabeth Crafts Design blog to inspire you with beautiful bright and sunny Sunflowers from the latest Seasonal Classic Collection. This collection is outstanding and the florals and foliage have taken my heart away. I have been always a big fan of Sunflowers and these are completely exceptional. I have been playing with Floral 26 a lot these days. You can look for more inspiration on my Instagram pagehere.
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Hello, Elizabeth Craft Designs friends! It is Gloria Stengel with you today, and it is my first time blogging for the ECD Blog! I am a member of Annette Green’s NEW team here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, and today I am sharing a project using Annette’s NEW Everything’s Blooming Collection! Currently this collection is only available through your local craft store but very soon you will find this beautiful collection on the ECD website as well.
For todays’s project I used the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die to create some sweet watercolor flowers. I am NOT an accomplished watercolorist, however, coloring up simple images with watercolors is so FAST and EASY!
The first step was to die cut some flowers from the Soft Finish Cardstock using both the 2027 Stemmed Flowers and the 2025 Playful Flowers die sets. My theory is that when you want to do something messy, like playing with watercolor, it is best to do a huge bunch of things, rather than one small thing!
This was my first time using the ECD Watercolor Palette, which comes with 24 luscious colors, two sponges, AND a fillable watercolor brush!
I just roughly watercolored all the petals and leaves that I had die cut. After they were dry, I went back and added some shading to some of the areas. (I made a bit of a mess out of my palette, but art can be messy, right?!) I found the colors to be very bright and vibrant! The paints have a lot of pigment!
I chose a few of the flowers and stems from the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die set to use for this card. I snipped some of the stems apart to make my own unique flower. (The other items that I watercolored, I put away for use later. It is always nice to have some things ready when you need to make a card at the last minute!)
I cut dark brown cardstock to 5″ x 12″ to make a top folding 5″ x 6″ card. I like this odd size for some reason. I then cut a piece of printed paper to 4 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ and attached it to the card front. I tried to pick a pattern that had some HOT pinks in it.
I die cut one of the borders from the 2022 Lace Borders die set and attached it to the right edge of the card as shown above.
I used a paper trimmer to trim a piece of music note printed paper into a banner-ish shape, then matted it with dark brown cardstock. I added the banner to the left side of the card as shown.
Using the largest die in the 2026 Postage Stamps die set, I cut a piece of the Soft Finish Cardstock and while the paper was still in the die, I sponged some distress ink (Antique Linen) onto the shape to give it a soft, antique look. I cut a piece of pink paper and a piece of dark brown cardstock with my trimmer to make a double mat for the postage frame. I glued them together and then used some foam dots to attach the watercolored flowers to the postage stamp shape.
Using the 2020 Everyday Words die set, I cut “Happy Birthday” from dark brown cardstock and added the phrase to the card front. I decided to NOT use the shadow die as the black lettering already popped enough.
I also finished off the inside of the card by adding panels of the Soft Finish Cardstock and cutting two strips of the printed paper for decoration. There is plenty of space to add a stamped or hand written message.
Tip: I always like to finish the inside of my cards as I make them. That way the cards are all ready to go into an envelope when it comes time to mail them. This is especially important when I have a dark card base. There is nothing so frustrating as having to hunt for some white cardstock and a trimmer when you are rushing to get a card filled out and addressed in order to meet the mail carrier who is coming up the street!
Note: You will be able to purchase Annette Green’s new collection Everything’s Blooming at your favorite shop stocking ECD products!
Karen here today posting a bit more inspiration using the Food Truck! Today’s inspiration is about a scary truck!
Started by creating this adorable little monster with the Monster 1 set. How sweet is he playing on top of the truck with his partially eaten cookie?!
I added some cookies and corn also to the window of the food truck. (The cookies are part of the Monsters 1 set – I added chocolate chips with a pen. The corn is part of the Corn Field set.) I cut the awning in both black and orange to add this little decoration to the awning.
Final touches to the food truck included the eye and the truck sign that are from the Monster Hugs Stamp set and the dots along the bumper that I did with a silver glitter pen.
Karen here. Excited to be sharing a couple cards I made with the beautiful hand-drawn stamps! Both of them use the smaller butterfly from the English Countryside 2 set.
I used a die from File Folder Set 1 to cut the card base for this first card from the Reminiscence Book 5. I cut the next layer with the smaller File Folder die from the same set but cut it in half. The butterfly is colored with Copic R81, R83, and R85; it is cut with the coordinating dies. I love the little stamps that are in the Reminiscence book! The butterfly is on a Stitched Circle die cut with a piece of a doily attached. I love the sentiment from Smell the Flowers.
The cardstock for this next card is a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a piece of flower paper from my stash. The pink behind the Stitched Circle is from the Reminiscence Book. I added a few florals from the Florals 3 set and a diecut from the Flower Power set (that I cut with vellum to keep it light). I colored the butterfly with Copic R20, R22, and R24.
Karen here today sharing a couple vintage cards using the stamps from Anya and the Reminiscence book from Esther. Having such fun with these collections. I really love the sentiment from the first card.
The sentiment is a tag in the Reminiscence 5 Book. How cute for a card just to say hello to a friend. The pretty lady is in the English Countryside 1 Stamps and is cut with the coordinating dies. She is colored with Copic Markers YR61, YR65, E00, E01, R20, C1, C3, Y21, and Y23. I love to color! She is placed on a card base of cardstock from the Remniscence 5 book with the “words” part being die cut with an octagon die. (I fussy cut the tiny orange border on it.)
Next up is the sweet teacup that is in the Cream & Sugar set. I used the same set of Copics on this card. The frame is also from that set, and again, all of the paper here is from the Reminiscence 5 Book. The “For You” sentiment is part of the stamps from the Mason Jar set.
Karen here! I usually make at least 100 Christmas cards and send them out. I’m SO far behind and so glad that I have Joset’s new collection to help and inspire me. Today’s cards use the adorable new Mrs. Claus and the Sweater Season set.
How sweet is this sweater from the Sweater Season set with a bear on it?! The background papers are all from the Christmas Lives Here paper collection. (I added a Fitted Square a bit crooked just to frame the sweater a bit. I created the sweater from a green dotted G45 scrap along with sleeves that are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with Copic G46. Of course the waist and collar are also Soft FInish Cardstock. The sentiment tag is from the new Nested Tag set and the sentiment itself is from Holiday Treats.
I absolutely love Mrs. Clause! It’s like putting together a paper doll from when I was younger. She is so super sweet. Her feet and dress are cut from the same G45 dotted paper I used in the sweater. The rest of the pieces are cut with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used a Copic E00 on the skin, the Copic G46 for the collar and bottom of the apron, and the C1 for the hair. I cut her sweet little glasses with gold cardstock and added some lace and twine. Cutting the pieces on top with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive makes it so much easier to put together!
Thank you for stopping by!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Kraft & green cardstock, Copic Markers, red jewels
Good Morning Creative Friends, it is Karan Gerber here to share a project with you today. This time i am sharing a card with you using one of my most favorite Floral dies, Florals 6.
I have put together a card using florals 6, the beautiful leaves from Planner Essentials 55 and Stitched Rectangles. I cut 3 of each of the flowers small medium and large so i could get a very full flower At this point i wasnt sure just how many i would use to create my flowers, on this card, my favorite, is a peony.
To achieve the look on the florals, i used distress sprays and patina alcohol ink. I first colored parts of the florals with peacock feather distress ink. and used peeled paint distress ink on the leaves. I also added some snow paste on them to add some texture.
I used Dragons eye Spark paint from prima on the leaves form the planner essentials set.
I hope you like my project share today. Have you tried creating flowers with florals 6 lately? Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Karen here. I’m full on into Christmas Card making mode! I love creating them and love sending them, but if I wait until the last minute, it’s all too much! I used the Birthday Flip Card dies to create these fun and interactive gift card holders for the holidays!
I love how the Birthday Flip Card die makes an easy and interactive card. (The die cuts and scores for you!) The base is cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I also used the Monster 2 without his bottom oval. I added the little monster embellishments on his tummy and then edged it a little bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.
On the inside, the die set will cut the gift card holder piece to make gift giving easy!
On the second card (also cut from 90 lbs Soft Finish Cardstock on the base, I used the Monster 3 die. In both of my monsters, I cut the top pieces (like the eyes and teeth) with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the cardstock first. How sweet is he!?
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pattern and plain cardstock, distress ink, white gel pen for eyes
Hello, Marla here with a quick Christmas card. Christmas creeps up on me every year, so I am bound and determined to get a good jump on my cards this year. I kept my card very subtle today with cool toned watercolors. I started off in one direction but changed my mind on the design midway through. Do you ever do that? Let’s jump into the card.
As I mentioned I kept this card pretty simple. I stamped my image from the Beautiful Blooms “Noel” stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with clear embossing ink. I used the same ink to stamp my sentiment and then add Brutus Monroe’s “Silver Sparkle” embossing powder and heat set. The secret ingredient in this embossing powder is the addition of glitter. The addition of glitter really steps up the end result and adds a wow factor that is difficult to photograph.
I used several types of watercolors to color the image. I began with my metallic Finetec watercolors. As you can see, as it dried it was pretty light in color. To add depth, I used my Karin markers and added more intense greens and teals to the leaves for deeper tones. The background needed color, so I added a beautiful blue from my ECD watercolors around the image. Even with the addition of the blue watercolor, the panel was still looking plain and needed more sparkle. I covered up the image and added water splatters to the background. Before the water could dry, I added more of the sparkle embossing powder over the water splatters and heat set. Did you know that you could emboss with water?
Here’s where my card took a turn. The single layered panel was still a little plain, so I used my Tim Holtz “Deckle Edge” trimmer to cut down my panel. I added “Weathered Wood” Distress Oxide ink around the edges to draw your eye in towards the image. I had cut off the sentiment and needed to add a new one. I pulled a smaller sentiment from my crafty stash and heat embossed it using fine silver embossing powder. Next, I added a navy blue 1/4″ mat behind the watercolored panel. I felt the addition of the navy mat helped the watercolored panel pop a little more. To complete my card, I adhered the layered panels to a red A2 card base.
As I mentioned, the sparkle was hard to capture in a photo, so I am sharing this video so you can see the impact the glitter in the embossing powder has on the card.
Thank you so much for joining me. I have added a link to the Beautiful Blooms “Noel” stamp below for easy shopping. Until next time… Marla