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!
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 Adhesive Tape .
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 Adhesive Tape 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);
- Nuvo – Glitter Drops – White Blizzard.
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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
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!
Charlene van der Vorst
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!
Happy Technique Friday, crafters!
This week Els is showing us how to create this beautiful holiday card using dies from the Planner Essentials collection!
Watch the video, view/download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.
Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Hello everyone and welcome, Sandy here. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks Santa will be loading up his sleigh and getting ready for the big night. It’s time to make all the preparations so we’re ready for the big guy to arrive. Today I want to share a fun and festive tree ornament that can be made in a short time and it’s lots of fun for the kids to do as well. A nice project for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Here is my tutorial:
I began with the adorable Dog die. After cutting out all the pieces using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Paper, they were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assembled as shown above. The die makes the crease lines for the mouth and snout, using a black marker simply follow the outline. The eyes and nose are Nuvo Drops but they can be easily made by using the marker for them as well. I used the Santa Hat from the Santa Claus die set. The hat was placed on the pup before adding the ears.
The snowbanks were made by cutting a circle from the Fitted Circle die set and then cut into sections using the Adventure Edges.
For the frame of the wreath I used a 4″ embroidery hoop. The inside was painted white while the outside edges were painted green to match the pine boughs that will be added later.
The first snowbank was added to the back of the hoop and the rest were added in layers using foam tape between each layer.
Using the Fitted Circle die set – cut a backing piece (snowflake paper was used here).
The Santa’s Sleigh die set was used for the tree and gifts. Place your cute little pup where you want him and the start adding the other items as desired. Since the snowbanks were raised on foam tape, foam tape was also used at the back of the dog’s head. Use the top of one of the bows to add a bow on the neck of the dog.
You can use any greenery die that you happen to have in your collection. I cut 25 to go all the way around the 4″ hoop. Glue was added to the back (top portion only) of the bough and glued to the hoop. Each time a layer was added, the previous one was lifted up and the next one place under it.
Keep going until the hoop is completely covered. Tie a small bow and add to the top. If you plan to hang this ornament on your tree you will need an extra piece of ribbon for a loop at the top.
Thank you for joining me. You may also want to make this cute ornament into a shaker ornament. That is easy to do by adding shaker items on the inside and some clear acetate on the front of your ornament before you add the greenery.
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.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.
To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials collection and Joset Designs. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die and die cut it out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the script stamp from the Background Stamps 2 and stamp randomly seven times on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the fraction stamp from the Background Stamps 1 and stamp randomly seven times on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut two wreaths from the Planner Pocket – 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Three. From the Planner Essentials – 13 die, die cut the deer out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the entire surface of the deer.
Step Four. Choose a label from the Planner Labels die and then die cut it out of kraft cardstock. Apply Fired Brick Distress Ink to the Merry Christmas stamp from the Joyful Wishes stamp set and stamp onto the label. Ink the edges of the label using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. Adhere one of the wreaths to the middle of the tag. Adhere the other wreath over top of the previous adhered wreath, making sure the circles don’t line up.
Step Six. Foam square the deer to the middle of the wreath.
Step Seven. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Merry Christmas label to the right of the deer.
Step Eight. Tie a piece of twine to the top of the tag. To finish the label, use the Craft Drops – Metallic Silver to add two drops in the top left corner and three drops in the bottom right side of the label.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Christmas Gift Tag.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
- Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain
- Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Magenta Nuance: Red and Olive
- Misc: Twine, Mister and Kraft Cardstock
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!)
This is how you make this card….