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You’re So Cute

April 22, 2022

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made with the same sketch but different products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I used the adorably cute Elephant and the Florals 12 to make two very different cards!

How cute is that Elephant! And so easy to put together. I used grayish brown and beige cardstock to cut the pieces and colored his eyes with a Copic C7. I also added a little blush for the cheeks with distress ink in Kitsch Flamingo. To create the card front, I just cut a piece of 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4-1/4×5-1/2″ and taped a triangle of the patterned blue paper to it, and I then cut that with a stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from the Furrever Friends set.

Love these beautiful flowers from the Florals 12 set. They were cut with the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and then colored with DIstress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Scattered Straw. I colored, then dampened with water, and then shaped them.

Yes, it’s never too soon to start making Christmas Cards! I used the Cute Winter Sentiments on this one!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned cardstock and inks

Joset Designs Shimmer Sheetz Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Little Snowman

January 20, 2022

Hello everyone, Alice here. For today’s blog post I made this cute little snowman. Here in the Netherlands there is no snow yet. Hopefully it wil come.

So this time I started working with the snowman. First I made a background with WOW! embossing powder. For this I used the color Skylight (ws231x). It is a powder with some larger shimmer pieces in it. And I love glitter so really love this one! I edited the whole background with the embossing powder.

I made a frame with the Fitted Hexagons. I used the largest die in the set and cut the hexagon in the middle of the square.

I added some snowflakes around the cut out hexagon. The snowflakes are from the Classic Christmas special kit (#K007). I decided to cut them in white to keep attention in the middle. I cute off the parts of the snowflakes that were hanging over the square.

After that I made the snowman in the middle. Colored the details with distress ink. The scarf is the same color as the embossing powder in the background (Cracked Pistachio). I added some trees behind the snowman . The trees are from the Winter Scenery set (#1926)

Finally I added a sheet of kraft paper behind the card front to finish it off.

I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today. See you next time!

Alice

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other product:

  • embossingpowder WOW! ws231x
  • distress ink
  • kraft paper
Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper Flowers Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Snow Globe Shaker Card

December 22, 2021

Hi Friends and welcome to my last blog post for the year for Elizabeth Craft Designs. It was a little over a year ago when I first began my journey with Elizabeth Crafts. Creating with their florals and A5 Planner dies this past year has been so much fun. I just couldn’t close out my year without sharing one final Christmas Card. 

At this point, I am not sure what 2022 will bring with Elizabeth Craft Designs, but I hope you love my final project. 

The florals were designed using Florals 12. I know I have shared a lot of projects with these florals but Christmas to me isn’t just a day, it isn’t just a month, it’s a season. And this Season my family and I have much to be thankful for!  So with Christmas season upon us, I set out to create one last Christmas Card for 2021.

Here on St Joseph Island, we see deer all the time. They are almost sighted each day we head out for errands. I couldn’t resist creating a shaker card with Joset’s Snow Globe and those deer and trees from the Winter Scenery Set.  

To begin with, I cut out the globe on pattern paper and on craft cardstock and than traced it out on acetate so I have a full size piece for the front of the globe. I fussy cut out foam tape and taped the back trim of the die to create a shaker card. I placed glitter on the inside of the shaker.

I cut four of the trees from the Winter Scenery Die Set and cut thin strips of foam tape to adhere to the back of the trees to add some dimension to the globe. I adhered the deer from the Snow Globe Sidekick Set to the front. I just love how this looks, it creates an awesome winter scene in that globe doesn’t it? 

Die cutting out 6 large and 6 medium florals along with 6 leaves I colored and shaped them (if you are a member of the Elizabeth Crafts family Group on Facebook, I did a Live on Friday, Dec 17th and you can see just how I shaped and created those gorgeous florals here: Live Facebook with Karan. If you are not a member, be sure to become one so you can view the replay)

So getting back to my card, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set using White Embossing Powder and attached that to the bottom of the card. 

My final step was to add snow paste and I thought some Art Stones would be a nice touch and look like snow balls around the florals. 

Thank you for following me along this year with my craft shares for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and I am praying that 2022 will see us all back to normal. Blessings for a bright, prosperous and Healthy 2022!

Yes it was snowing when I took this photo, so fitting for the style of my card Happy Scrapping and I hope to be sharing more with you in 2022!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Home Decor Joset Designs

Whimsical Winter Ornaments

December 11, 2021

Hello there, Jackie here today with a selection of cute and simple woodland ornaments to hang on the tree or even use as gift tags. super simple to make using the gorgeous new whimsical winter dies from Joset with added brush lettering sentiments from Sue Smith’s brush lettering sentiment stamps.

Step One

Start by die cutting a four framed circles, lay two nesting circles dies together and tape the reverse side. Here I have used the stitched circles for added interest.

Step Two

Die cut or fussy cut a white circle that fits slightly smaller than the prepared frame, then use the adventure edges to create a snowy hill. Fix this to the reverse side of the frame.

Step Three

Attach another frame to the reverse side for added stability and to create some added dimension.

Step Four

Die cut of fussy cut another white circle and create another snowy hill but make sure it sits higher than the last.

Step Five

Die cut or fussy cut a further circle this time using a light blue card. Stamp out and white heat emboss the sentiment on one side and then splatter white paint all over.

Step Six

Fix the sentiment panel to the reverse side then attach a further frame over the sentiment to add a neat finish.

Step Seven

Build up the ornament using all the woodland animals and trees design a winter scene, I added a dab of white ink to the trees and a dab of brown ink to the tops of the animals.

Step Eight

Finish off by punching a hole toward the top of each ornament and adding a string to hang.

Thank you for dropping by today. I hope I have inspired you to have a go at these ornaments.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Supplies Used

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Stamping Watercolor

Tis the Season

November 24, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan here sharing a Christmas card with you, designed with the new Blooms Collection and Florals 12 from Elizabeth Crafts. Along with a easy background tutorial you can easily do on your own.

I am in the mood for Christmas and wanted to create a few more Christmas Cards so I hope you enjoy this one. 


I went into my EC stash and pulled out everything related to Christmas, to create this. I have a few steps here i can share with you on how i created this gorgeous card. 

To begin with i used canson water color paper for my main background, smooshed some antique linen on my mat and pulled my background paper through that. (this measures 4 x 6 by the way) Stamping with CS146 as i felt it reminded me of the days of Christmas. I used Gold embossing powder form Nuvo and heat set that. 

I inked around the edges with antique linen distress ink again just to add a bit of dimension. I added some splatters to the background using aged mahogony and the water brush woth the water color set. 

I then set that aside to dry and got started on my blooms.

I stamped 6 of the poinsettia flowers from the Peace Bloom set. I wasn’t sure at this point how many I was going to use, I just knew I wanted to use them. I stamped with versa mark and then heat setting them with gold embossing powder. I then colored them with the water colors. As it turned out I only used two of these on my final project. I stamped the sentiment from CS101 – Classic Christmas Sentiments onto canson water color paper using black Archival Ink. I did the same smooshing technique to the sentiment as i did to my background. 

Layering the main background with black, then gold mirri, red and craft to coordinate with the colors in the background. I added some florals using the florals 12 coloring with aged mahogany and adding stamens to the centers.

I wanted to use the blooms from the Peace set as the background layer and added my florals 12 on top of that both on the top and bottom of the sentiment block

I grabbed my favorite snow paste and just dabbed some of that around my card to give it that snowy look you see. 

I added some colored seam binding and gold thread to tie this all together. I hope you have enjoyed my little step out tutorial today. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry & Bright Mini Album

November 10, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan Gerber here sharing a project with you. Today I have a mini album to share with you. I designed this using the Florals 12 on the cover along with the Indented Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtails. The inside boosts a few more of my favorites and I hope you enjoy. 

The papers are from Stamperia – Classic Christmas. I love the vintage feel to the images in this collection and they were perfect for photo flips throughout the album. 

Inside cover and first page. I free hand drew the curves pockets on the inside front cover and used the Indented Rectangles as photo mats throughout the album.

Page 2 and 3 – Indented Rectangles used again for photo flips. 

Above I used Planner Essentials 16 and created a pocket from that large tree. Photo mats will fit in there. Same with the Small Villages on page 5. Photo mats will slip in under the houses and trees on that page. 

For pages 6 and 7 I used the Stitched Indented Rectangles for the front of a side pocket. 

For he last page and inside back cover I used the Stitched Circles and Indented Rectangles. Lots of gold mirri paper was used throughout. 

I am attaching some detail photos of the cover for you. I hope you have enjoyed my project share for you today. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:






				
					
				
		
				
												
	
Joset Designs

Winter Wishes

October 27, 2021

Hello everyone, Alice here. Today I would like to show you another winter project. For this card I started working with the Igloo and the Pinguin dies both from earlier releases from Joset. I actually never made any winter creations before. I started doing this last year and I can tell you, it’s really great fun!

Let me show you how I created my card.

I started to die cut a star out of patterned paper. To cut the start I used the 1452 Fitted Stars set. I used ModaScrap papar as a base. The paper is from the “Let it Snow” paper pack.

I then made a pocket with the fuse tool for shaking material. The fuse tool is very handy for this. It takes some practice, but the end result is very useful. As shaking material I choose some playful penguins.

I made the pocket behind the patterned paper. I did this with double sided adhesive. Behind this whole I adhered an equally large sheet (15 x 15 cm) piece of Soft Finish Cardstock. Before making this one behind it, I made the penguin in the middle. What a sweetheart she is. She even put on her antlers.

In the front I made the igloo using the Igloo die set # 1569. I first cut the igloo out of white cardstock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet. After die cutting I peeled off the lined of the tape and covered the exposed adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. This is one of my favorite product to use on almost any creation. Don’t forget to brush off any extra glitter and to polish the glitter with your index finger. This makes the glitter really shine.

I matted the whole with a basic blue paper and then again with soft finish cardstock. I added a banner right at the top of the card with the sentiment “winter wishes and snowflakes kisses”.

To finish the card I added a bow on the left right from the top to the bottom. I maade the bow with seambinding. I made this color with oxide spray Stormy Sky. When you heat this it wil crumble very nicely.

I hope I was able to inspire you today. See you again soon!

Alice

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Other used product:

  • seambinding
  • oxide inkt Stormy sky
  • distress Ink (Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky)
  • NK126 Playful Penguins
  • monochromes mono-919, mono-920
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Tis the Season

August 25, 2021

Karen here today. Tis the season for me to finally get started on making some holiday cards. I usually make more than 100 and get started much sooner, but better later than never, right? Today’s batch uses the same basic card sketch. I used a few of Joset’s “critters” to create some fun cards.

I started by cutting that beautiful patterned paper at 3-3/4×5″ and a solid background for it at 4×5-1/4″. The ovals are cut using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Ovals. The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Set. Once I got these pieces done, the rest was just pure fun.

I used 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock for the Penguin. The hat is from the Santa die (red is Copic R35), the nose and feet are colored with YR14. As usual, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make putting together the critter easier.

The Sheep is also wearing Santa’s hat. (Why not, right?) He is colored using Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress inks and a Copic R34 and W7.

Last and never least is Santa! I colored him with Copic W7, R27 and Y000 (for the skin). He’s so cute.

Well, Ho Ho Ho, that’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, black ink, diamond dots and half-pearls

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

You’re Cool!

December 27, 2020

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here. With Christmas done for another year I wanted to share a card that stretches the use of Christmas themed dies. I’ve partnered the Jack Frost die with Cute Winter Sentiment stamp to create this fun general card perfect for any time of the year.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Create a card front using light blue card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm).

Step 2: Using white soft finish card die cut the snowy ground using Adventure Edges dies. Adhere these to the card as shown below.

Step 3: Using a different shade of light blue die cut the three snowflakes from the Snow Globe die – adhere these to the card.

Step 4: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 5: Die cut all the Jack Frost pieces and assemble him onto the card front.

TIP: I enjoy adding texture to a card – using felt material was an great way to make Jack Frost look and feel like a fluffy snowman and it die cut perfectly with Elizabeth Craft Design dies.

Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card front.

Step 7: Adhere the googly eyes. Die cut additional Jack Frost buttons to use as snow drops on your background.

Step 8: Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow. Switch out the die cut Jack Frost paper buttons for some gems/enamel dots to add additional interest to the card.

Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you get some time during the holiday season to continue using these beautiful Christmas themed dies for some not so Christmassy cards.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Blue/Light Blue Card

Corrugated Card

White Felt Material

Sequins

Googly Eyes

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

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