Karen here today sharing some FuN Christmas cards. I recently purchased this beautiful pack of blue and purple holiday paper and decided to challenge myself to create using *almost* every designer here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. The products are all so lovely, and I wanted to play with many of the styles.
This first card features a FuN font stamp from Sue Smith Creative Designs. This one is from the Snow Stamps, but there are many beautiful options. I added a snowflake from A Way with Words, Flourished Christmas Mini Dies and covered it with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive (before cutting) and added some Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. I used a Stitched Rounded Rectangle to cut the stamp out.
How pretty is that AMAZING new Washi tape from Ilse and Charlene (Artzy Scenery Washi Tape)!!? In this card, I diecut the ends of those rectangles using the Junk Journal Extras Dies. I also used the Florals 4 dies designed by Anita, the Joyful Wishes Sentiments Stamps, the Stitched Circles Dies and White Craft Drops.
Oh, how I do love a glitter covered Santa Claus (die set designed by Joset)! This one is covered with Speckled Indigo and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (applied with the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive). His face is colored with E000, E00, R21 Copics and his feet and hands are colored with W7 Copic. The sentiment is again from the Joyful Wishes set.
That glitter is gorgeous! And serendipity, it matches my nail polish!
I just love the beautiful font dies from Suzanne Cannon in the A Way with Words collection. This one is Merry Christmas, Small Die. It is die cut with a Stitched Rounded Square Die. The card also uses the Fitted Fishtails dies.
And FINALLY, I used the adorable snowman from Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures, designed by Esther Glas. He is so sweet and comes with the fun sleigh rides ticket (and many other dies). I also used the Stitched Circles dies on this card.
Well, I may have gone a bit overboard…but I just love all of these collections of dies. They are just so versatile and fun!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Craft Companion Patterned Paper, Diamond Dots, half pearls, black ink, Copic markers, Distress Inks, Ribbon, Lace, Twine
Karen here today sharing a couple cards made with the cutest elves ever! They are a brand new release here at Elizabeth Craft Designs and, at this point, can only be found in your local scrapbook stores. I decided to use them with some pretty non-traditional patterned paper I recently got.
In this first card, I used the Holiday Elf-Hers Die to create the little girl elf. All of the colored pieces are cut with 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. She is colored with:
- Face: Copics E000, E00, R21 with C7 eyes and white gel pen
- Hair: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
- Clothes: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean.
- Snow Globe base: Tea Dye
Here’s a close-up to show her face. Isn’t she adorable?
The Snow Globe die is also new (available in stores)! I ran it three times. Once in White Soft Finish Cardstock (base), once in the pattern paper for the background and once in silver paper for the edges. How fun. The snowflake is from the Snow Globe Dies and is covered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
I used the same process to make the boy card but used the Holiday Elf-His Dies.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Here Comes Santa Claus! Hello – Samantha here…with my last Christmas card for the year! I completely love the idea of Santa’s alternative mode of transportation portrayed in this card…I can totally see him giving Rudolf the night off and flying around in this modified Safari Jeep!
Step 1: Cut green card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)
Step 2: Die cut the Adventures Edges wave die using white cardstock and to create a snowy background. Adhere to card base – trim.
Optional: Add machine stitched details.
Step 3: Using red, black and white cardstock die cut the Safari Jeep. Put aside the grill, side mirrors, and head lights to die cut (see Step 6) with silk microfine glitter.
Step 4: Stamp the sentiment on the ‘Safari Jeep’ bumper.
Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to red cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 6: Die cut the remaining ‘Safari Jeep’ parts – grill, side mirrors, and head lights.
Step 7: Die cut the Santa using red, white, cream and black cardstock.
NOTE: Only the top half of Santa is required for this card.
Step 8: Assemble and adhere the Santa die cut peices together.
Step 9: Adhere the wheels to the card front, and start to assemble the Safari Jeep.
Step 10: Adhere Santa to the card front. Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the presents (from Santa’s Sleigh die) and adhere them to the card front.
TIP: Before permanently adhering the Santa and presents check that they align with the Jeep.
Step 11: Adhere the Jeep over the Santa and presents. Adhere additional die cut presents to the card front. Die cut and adhere Santa’s bell using gold card. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.
Happy Crafting –– hope you enjoyed my final Christmas card for this year and that Santa will be visiting you tonight (preferably with some brand new crafting goodies!)
Gold Card stock
Cardstock – red/cream//white/black/green/purple/pink
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
Merry Christmas! It’s Suzanne here today with a last minute Christmas card!
When I created this stamp, I knew it would be versatile when used with the dies. And when I went to create this card, I was torn! What would the focus be? Christmas? Believe? Magic? We have all three dies available to choose from! I guess I should make one of each card, but because glitter was on my mind, I decided that a shiny “Magic” would be the focus.
This is how you can make this card:
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today with my last guest design team blog post of the year. Are you ready for a few more Christmas cards? I have created plenty this year, but I still ran out of them, so I needed a few simple, fast and easy ideas to create a few more. So for these cards I decided to use mainly just the die cut dies and colored cardstock. So if you are looking for fast-to-make cards, this might be exactly what you are looking for.
Here is how I created the cards:
- Die cut Soft Finish Cardstock with die cut dies of your choice.
- Arrange onto card bases and adhere.
- Stamp the sentiment.
- Decorate with liquid or glitter pearls. Done!
For the above card I also used a small piece of patterned paper, because it reminded me of snowfall. But you could also use colored cardstock (blue) instead and adhere the die cut snowflakes on place.
I’ve also recorded a start-to-finish video of the steps for you to watch! I hope you enjoy watching it and give this idea a try!
This is my last guest blog post of the year and it has been such a joy creating with and for Elizabeth Craft Designs the past year. I hope you have enjoyed my bi-monthly projects and got inspired to create a card or two!
Wishing you all a lovely holiday season and
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Hero Arts Chalkboard ink, black
Nuvo Vintage and Glitter Drops
Misti stamping tool
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Are you still needing to make some last-minute holiday cards? Pull out those adorable critters designed by Joset! Add some holiday cheer and maybe just a smidge of glitter…..and voilà!
Hi there, it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this sparkly Christmas Card step by step.
Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping
- die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from watercolor cardstock
- stamp the sugar cane from the Oh the Joy of Christmas set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist onto a piece of watercolor paper, heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder and fuzzy cut it
- stamp the stars from the same stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder
Step 2: Creating the Background
- add color to the background using Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire) and a Blending Brush
- add splatters with Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust for even more sparkle
Step 3: Coloring the Image
- color the sugar cane with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches
- stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiment Set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder
- adhere the panel onto a grey cardbase using clear double-sided adhesive
- add some silver sequins to finish the card
Have a Christmas-y day!
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
WOW! Silver Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire)
Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
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Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!
Hello There! Samantha here, sharing a card I created using Elizabeth Craft Design Planner dies. Masculine cards are not my speciality –– in fact I generally try to avoid them. This card is probably as close to masculine you’ll get from me (and even then I couldn’t resist adding pretty sequins and a twine bow!)
Step 1: Cut red card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)
Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive (3mm & 6mm) to black cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 3: Trim the Basic Black Glitter cardstock to create thin strips of glitter card.
Step 4: Using black cardstock cut additional strips varying in thickness (3mm to 6mm). Adhere these to the red card front, including a few Basic Black Glitter strips. Trim off any excess card.
Step 6: Next, adhere strips of black card and strips of Basic Black Glitter card in the optional direction as shown below. Trim off any excess card.
Step 7: Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink, apply black heat embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Adhere this to the card front.
Step 8: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.
Step 9: Use corrugated Kraft cardstock and die cut the reindeer.
Step 10: Use red cardstock to die cut the reindeer’s nose.
Step 11: Adhere the reindeer to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
This card is definitely in my top 10 makes for 2019 –– I’m not sure how masculine this card truly is but I loved creating my own tartan plaid background and Rudolf has always been my favourite reindeer!
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Black Embossing Powder
Clear Stamping Block