Hello everyone, Diane here to present you one of my Christmas cards. Christmas cards are my favorite to make and I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial.
Step 1: Card base
Cut 12 X 6 inches white cardstock and fold in half (to make a 6 X 6 inches card).
Cut a 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches square out of gold cardstock.
Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 blue cardstock.
Adhere each layer on top of the other with some Transparent Double Sided AdhesiveTape .
Step 2: Background
Using the Planner Essentials Dies #1610 – Planner Patterns die set, die cut the middle pattern (boxes shapes) in some gold cardstock and once in red cardstock. Keep all the little parts in the pattern.
Put some Transparent Double Sided AdhesiveTape on the back of every other row of the gold die cut. Remove all the pieces not covered with the tape (see picture below).
Remove the tape and adhere on the card base.
Leaving the first row empty, adhere some red pieces with some Kids Choice Glue on the next row. Repeat for the next two rows (see picture below).
Step 3 : Reindeer
Using the #1681 Reindeer die set, die cut all the parts of the reindeer in colored cardstock.
Also using this die set, die cut all the parts of the wreath in different colors of cardstock.
Put together the reindeer and the wreath with some Kids Choice Glue as shown in the picture below.
Put some accent glitters on the lights of the wreath.
Put some googling eyes on the reindeer.
Adhere the reindeer on the right side of the card with some foam adhesive tape.
Step 4: Christmas gifts
Using the die set #1568 – Santa’s Sleigh, die cut 2 medium size gifts and one small gift using some green, red and yellow cardstock.
Die cut the bows for each gift, alternating the colors.
Using some Kids Choice Glue, assemble the gifts.
Glue the gifts on the left side of the card.
Step 5: Sentiments
Die cut the words ”happy” and ”holidays” out of the #1567 Words 5 – Winter Wishes die set into some red cardstock.
Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the words on the top of the card.
Here you go, the card is finish! Thank you for your visit and I hope you have tons of fun making you own Christmas card!
Other products used:
Gold mirror cardstock;
Red, green, yellow, blue cardstock (Bazzill was used on this card);
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!
I love Christmas cards as much as the next crafter, however, there comes a point that I stop being excited about the limited color pallet that goes along with the holidays. So today, I have pulled a few of the new Way with Words dies and paired it with some non traditional holiday colors and even a few non holiday dies.
Step One: Pick your traditional holiday colors. I pulled out a piece of Pewter Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 12×6 inches to be the card base along with some Lavender, Silver Gray and Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Die cut the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements large wreath out of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small wreath and flower from the same die out of the Lavender cardstock. Finally, die cut the new A Way With Words Flourished Deer out of the Dusky lavender cardstock.
Step Three: Using liquid adhesive, adhere the die cuts onto the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Four: Die cut the sentiment from the new A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die and die cut it twice, once in dusky lavender and once in lavender. Adhere the die cuts together, leaving a shadow of color behind.
Step Five: I started to add the sentiment to the top of the card frame, but thought the card look too busy.
So instead, I added the sentiment inside the card.
Step Six: Finally, I added a few craft drops to the small wreath in a darker pink color because I thought the card needed just a little bit of something.
I hope you get as excited as I do about creating holiday cards in new color pallets. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite non traditional colors to craft with are. Until then, Happy crafting!
It’s almost Christmas and we are so excited! How about you?
We’re starting to see so many beautiful ideas for holiday cards, planner and scrapbook layouts, home decor –– we love them all and decided to join in. Our Design Team and friends have been busy crafting away and with their help, we’ve put together 24 projects that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Check out these holiday projects from our Design Team –– their pictures are linked to their tutorials!
Just in case you missed these, here are some of our favorite Technique Friday projects that are perfect for the holiday season!
Click on the pictures to watch the video tutorial.
And, lastly here are some other fun projects from the ECD team and family! These are not linked to tutorials, but they’re sure to give you inspiration for your upcoming holiday crafts!
We hope you enjoyed today’s post! We’d love to see what you’re making this holiday season. Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook so you can share your latest ECD projects!
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am wondering if you are you as excited as I am at how easy the new 2019 Christmas Release from Suzanne Cannon is going to make holiday card making this year. No seriously…it is going to make crafting so much easier this holiday season.
Today I am playing with the brand new A Way With Words Flourished Deer die and the new Merry Christmas 3 die to create this simple, yet fun holiday card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and fold and score to create a 6×6 card frame.
Step Two: Using the A Way With Words Flourished Frames stencil, blend some ink onto the card frame to stencil in a frame. I used Candied Apple Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the new Flourished Deer die set. Color the image using your alcohol markers. I used my copics in E31, E33, and E37 for the deer’s body, R46 and R89 for his collar and nose, and Y23, Y26, and Y28 for his bell. I also used some N2 and N4 for the flourished areas.
Step Four: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the nose, collar and bell onto the deer die cut. Adhere the die to the center of the card frame.
Step Five: Die cut the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die from some Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the Merry Christmas onto the card frame. I let them be off center for a fun twist.
Step Six: To add a little extra glam to the card I added a strip of silver peel off sticker from the Corners and Borders Straight peel off sticker sheet.
I hope you are as excited as I am about this new Christmas Release. Make sure you pop over and check out the whole new line.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to some of the brand new dies coming
VERY soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs!
Meet the Flourished Deer – large enough to be a feature
design on a card and yet leave room for lots of other embellishments if you
wish. The Flourished Deer comes with a
collar, a bell, an eye and a Rudolph nose should you wish to use it! It’s so versatile!
The flourished snowflake is part of a new set of Flourished Christmas Minis which are perfect on their own and also fit beautifully inside the Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament. They’re great for combining with stamps, too. (We have a new set of those as well!)
Have you started on your Christmas cards yet? It’s my favorite time of the year and I love making Christmas cards. Here’s one I made this week with a sneak peek of new dies from A Way With Words that will be available later this month.
I don’t know about you but in the years of cardmaking under my belt, I never once thought to alter designer paper. I used it as is or hoarded it. I will sponge the edges sometimes but it depends on the paper – the glossy ones don’t take to sponging very well. But I had a bit of an epiphany making this card.
I knew I wanted to use this beautiful wood grain paper from Through the Lens paper stack but the white die cut got kind of lost in it. Normally, I would add a black drop shadow to it to help but then I decided to use a couple of Copic Markers in the tan/beige hue to darken it up just a bit while retaining all the lovely woodgrain. I simply colored the entire sheet with the markers. Aaah – now the (coming soon) Falalala die cut show up so much better.
I used 2 rectangle dies to trim down the paper – nesting the smaller die inside and then adding a black 1/16th inch matting to it. I popped that back in with the larger (now open) wood frame onto an A2 base card layer.
As you can see, I still went with a black die cut of Falalalala to add a drop shadow. The new Flourished Holly dies conveniently come in layers so I was able to do a Forest Green silk microfine glitter on the outline, Soft Green on the leaves, and Bright Cranberry for the berries.
I also added a white embossed “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” on black card stock in the upper left corner. Having all the words in white tied the card together nicely. Now tell me you didn’t look at that card and automatically sang the lyrics to yourself. 🙂 Thanks for looking and have fun making those Christmas cards!
Elizabeth Craft Design products used:
Falalala die set – Coming soon!
Flourished Holly die set – Coming soon!
Let Your Heart Be Light Collection stamp set – Coming soon!