Hi there, Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a card that would be awesome for a guy! The colours are muted, the sentiment is non-mushy, yet there are interesting elements that make it one of a kind!
Here is how you can make it!
Hi friends and welcome, Mac and I are currently in the middle of our annual RV trip so naturally I have travel on the brain. This time around I’m sharing a banner made using the great papers from ModaScrap along with Soft Finish Cardstock, and featuring dies from Joset Designs. When I saw this fabulous travel-themed paper at my local scrapbook store I knew what I wanted to make. I chose parts of the paper that depict places we have been in our motor coach and then embellished with die cuts that went with that theme. I even wrote my own verses to the tune of the old Roger Miller song “King of the Road” that go along with motor coach travel. You can see my lyrics by clicking on my name at the bottom of this post which will take you to my personal blog. Enjoy.
Hey Everyone! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Masculine Happy Birthday Pillow Box. The starting point for my project was the fabulous Pillow Box with Handles die. The project took shape when I combined the pillow box with a variety of die cut images from Elizabeth Craft Designs and ModaScrap, along with some ModaScrap patterned paper. Let me show you below how to make it at home.
1. Die cut the Pillow Box with Handles from ModaScrap Manly Man patterned paper.
2. Die cut the 5/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the stitched fishtail banner die on the other end of the banner and cut the banner down to 3 5/8″. Die cut the 1/4″ Stitched Fishtail Banner out of the back side of one of the Manly Man patterned papers. Place the stitched fishtail banner die on the other end of the banner and cut the banner down to 3″. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment and stamp onto the 1/4″ banner. Ink the edges of both banners using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.
3. Die cut the small feather out of patterned paper. Die cut the other two feathers out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the large feather with a blending tool and foam. Blend Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the medium feather using a blending tool and foam. Spritz both inked feathers with water to create a mottled effect. Let the feathers dry. Ink the edges of all three feathers using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam. Shape the feathers as desired.
4. Die cut a 2 3/4″ and a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of patterned paper from the Manly Man patterned paper pack. Ink the edges of the circles using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.
5. Die cut the Leafy Branch 3 out of patterned paper from the Manly Man patterned paper pack. Ink the edges of the leafy branch using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.
6. Using the back side of one of the Manly Man patterned paper pieces for the front side of the leaves, die cut the Pair of Leaves 1. Ink the edges of the leaves using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.
7. Die cut one of the Arrows out of patterned paper from the Manly Man patterned paper pack. Ink the edges of the arrow using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.
8. Adhere the sides of the pillow box together, making sure the flap with the notch is tp the inside of the pillow box.
9. Adhere the 2 1/4″ stitched circle to the 2 3/4″ stitched circle.
10. Adhere the leafy branch 3 to the middle of the stitched circles. Adhere the pair of leaves over the leafy branch 3, making sure some of the leafy branch shows. Trim off the bottom of the branch and leaves as desired.
11. Adhere the feathers to the center of the circle, overlapping as shown.
12. Adhere the 1/4″ stitched fishtail banner to the 5/8″ stitched fishtail banner. Adhere the arrow across the bottom of the banner.
13. Using foam squares to add dimension, adhere the Happy Birthday banner across the bottom of the feathers.
14. Again using foam squares to add dimension, adhere the layered circle with banner to the front of the box. Your Masculine Pillow Box is now complete.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Masculine Happy Birthday Pillow Box.
Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink – Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, Blending Tool with Foam, Distress Sprayer
Hello to all!
It is Anita here. Today, I have some fun gift boxes for you to make. Gifting is an essential part of our lives and if done beautifully, it leaves fond memories.
Elizabeth Craft Designs has some wonderful dies that can be used to make boxes in a variety of shapes. I am going to feature the Pillow Box with Handle.
I have used a variety of dies to cut the embellishments. The possibilities are endless.
Hello and welcome. It’s Sandy Diller here to share a friendly greeting with a card that is easy to put together. It’s nice to have a card or two around that can be sent out for no reason other than to say “I’m thinking of you”. I live in the Southwest and find that using these great Feathers from Joset Designs is always appropriate.
Hi Everyone! It’s Katelyn here, sharing with you a masculine Father’s Day Card. Father’s Day is right around the corner, so why not create a special card for your Father or that special Father figure in your life. The starting point for my card was the Manly Man Patterned Paper and then using a variety of different die cut images from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap and Joset Designs it just grew from there. Let me show you how to make it.
It’s the Die Cut Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our Challenge this month is ….. Anything but a Card – for our challenge this month let’s create a project that is anything but a card. Think along the lines of a home décor item; journaling; tags etc.
For our Challenge today we are giving away ….. two sizes of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive which will include: a pack of the 5” x 12” sheets and a 10 mm roll of tape, in addition we will also give away a pack of the new ModaScrap 12” x 12” Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper Pack to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Besides the classic card, what are some project ideas you like to play around with?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, June 9, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the projects, click on the designer’s name under each project to be taken to the designer’s blog post that will open up in a new window.
It’s the first Tuesday in April, time for the Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Glittery Backgrounds” – add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way when creating the background for your card.
Our Design Team have some wonderful ideas on how to create Glittery Backgrounds for you today. Make sure you check their individual blog posts for information on the technique they used. Elizabeth Craft Designs also has many videos on their YouTube channel using Silk Microfine Glitter, including more backgrounds and plenty of other ideas.
For our challenge today we are giving away three 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice to three lucky winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite technique to use with Silk Microfine Glitter?
Winners will be selected in a random drawing.
The winners’ names will be announced on Friday, April 7 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
By Els van de Burgt
It’s been a long while since I’ve been the guest designer on our blog. It’s fun to be in my studio for two whole weeks instead of on the road. Today’s project is my way of celebrating the new Feathers die set as well as Tim Holtz’s brand new Distress Oxide inks – a great combo!
The Distress Oxide inks are just amazing. I love how they respond with water, how you can combine colors without messing up, and how easy it is to get terrific results. I used them for a spattered looking background on my card as well as for the banner and feathers.