Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. As the holidays are quickly approaching, many people are exchanging gifts. Here is an easy way to jazz up a boring giftbag into something special for the recipient
Cut and assemble decorations for your gift bag. Here I have chosen the Holiday Stocking and the tree from the Sweater season die set. I have also cut a rectangle from the Stitched Indented Rectangle Die set and a HoHoHo from Sidekick Essentials 24 die set.
Adhere the rectangle from the Stitched Indented Rectangle Die set to a gift bag
Adhere the Stocking from the Holiday Stocking die set. I have also jazzed up the tree from the Sweater Season die set with the coordinating gems.
Adhere the HoHoHo from the Sidekick Essentials 24 die set and the bag is complete. You could definiately add more items such as flowers created using the Florals 12 die set.
Do not forget that you can add a coordinating ornament/gift card holder from using that same Holiday Stocking die set. Add a coffee cup and some tissue paper and you have the perfect holiday gift.
Karen here today sharing a couple Christmas Cards! Christmas is less than a month away. Do you have all your cards done? Ya, me neither – but I am making them with these fun new and older designs from Joset. In today’s cards edition, I used the new Santa Claus from the Warm & Cozy Collection and the Penguin from an older collection (still relevant and fun!).
First up is the fun new Santa Claus! He is carrying his bag full of toys for kids and adults who believe! I used red, black and 90 lb white Soft Finish Cardstock (from ECD) to create him. All of the pieces “on top” were backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before cutting to make it so much easier! The face is colored with Copics E00 and R20, the beard and other gray features with Copics C1 and C3 and eyes with Copic C7. The glasses and buckle are die cut with gold cardstock. For the Sentiment, I used the new Holiday Treats Sentiment Set on top of Santa’s list that is colored with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink.
And one of my older favorites – the Penguin! Again, I used black, green and Soft Finish Cardstock to create this sweet little guy. The feet are colored with Copic YR14. I just love him! He is on top of a Stitched Circle as is the sentiment. The cardstock on all of these are a combination of TH and G45 that I had in my scrap pile!
That’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copics, Distress Inks, Patterned and plain colors cardstock, red dots, lace
Hello. Jackie here with today inspiration. I was playing with the new Warm Winter Mug die set and thought hmmmm I wonder if I could make a cupcake! and what do you know it works perfectly.
Die cut the solid mug part first, you do not need to cut the whole mug as we will only need the bottom half. Trim the handle off.
Lay the two fancy dies on to the solid cut piece, lift off the bottom die then run this though a die cutting machine creating the base for the cupcake. Die cut the fancy piece again into coloured card then glue on top.
Draw and fussy cut out a cake shape as shown in the photo, this will not need to be perfect as you will only see a small amount. Glue the cake in place behind the cup case then the cream on top.
Next, create the striped pattern directly on to an A2 top folding card blank. Trim a hand fall of pink striped patterned paper then starting at one diagonal end glue the first piece in place. cut a 1cm strip of card to act as a template to achieve the correct spacing, continue to glue the thin strips in place until the front is covered then cut off all the overhanging pieces. Repeat this step again only using thinner silver glittered card strips.
Use a stitched rectangle die to cut a small layer. cut this into both coloured card and vellum then attach the two together with a small piece of double-sided tape in the centre. Fix in place on the card front using 1mm foam pads.
Decorate the top of the cup cake with various goodies then attach to the card front using more 3d foam pads. finish off by adding a little bit of sparkle here and there along with the sentiment.
I really love the way you can create different things form Joset’s dies. I hope I have inspired you to have a go at making this cupcake card.
Karen here today! Have you started holiday crafts?! I usually am much closer to being done sharing with you a Christmas card made with the sweet Winter Bird Die.
To create this card, cut an 8-1/2×11″ piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock in half and score/fold in the middle to create a card base. Cut the silver cardstock at 4×5-1/4″. Also cut the second largest die cut of the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die of White Soft Finish Cardstock. On this piece, use one of the FuN stencils from the Summer Journal Special to create the background with Distress Ink in Broken China and wrap some lace/ribbon around it. Add the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments. Add this piece to the silver and adhere the whole thing to the card base.
Next, create the Winter Bird.
On the left side are the pieces cut without 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. They are colored with (from left to right), Copic marker R27, Distress Ink in Speckled Egg, Distress Ink in Broken China, and Copic E25. On the right picture are the pieces cut with 101mm Double Sided Ahesive to make assembly easier. The additional colors I used on these pieces are Copic YR14 (nose) and Copic C7 (eyes).
Add the Winter Bird to the card front and add Silver Craft Drops. I also added a dot of white gel ink to both eyes.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black ink, lace, ribbon, distress inks, white gel ink
It’s Christmas day and we’re all gathered around the tree, reflecting on this past year. We’re thankful for a lot of things –– good health, family, friends, and the like. Most of all, we’re thankful for you.
Our crafting family (that’s you!) makes everything brighter, especially this time of year. We’ve added so many new crafters to the Elizabeth Craft Designs family in 2019, and we’re looking forward to showing you all what we have in store for 2020!
From our home and hearts to yours, we’re wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays.
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!)
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.
The holiday season is here –- are you ready for it?
Sometimes, it helps to see a few ideas to spark some crafting inspiration. Today, with the help of some DT members and friends, we’ve pulled together 6 quick, last minute projects that you can make for the holiday! Enjoy!
Hello! Samantha here, welcome! When December 1st rolled by, I was already in Christmas mode! In fact, I’ve been looking forward to Christmas for awhile and couldn’t wait to put up our Christmas tree… Here is my Christmas card inspiration for today.
Step 1: Cut pink card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)
Step 2: Die cut the Adventures Edges wave die using pattern paper and cardstock to create a fun colourful snowy background. Adhere to pink card base – trim.
Optional: Add machine stitched details.
Step 3: Stamp and die cut the stars.
Step 4: Stamp the image, colour with your preferred medium. Die-cut the image out.
Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). 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 stars.
Step 7: Assemble card. Adhere the images and a stamped out sentiment to card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
As I had stamped the other images from Christmas Kid’s stamp set I created a second card. This time I created a starry background using the stars in the stamp set. It reminds me of one of my favourite Christmas song lyrics: “Children playing, having fun” – Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone.
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