Before we know it, it’s that time of year again. It’s Christmas! Today we would like to share with you some wonderful Christmas creations and a Sneak Peek of the beautiful A Way With Words Collection by Suzanne Cannon and the new winter collection by Joset Designs. All of these new dies will be available soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs or if you can’t wait any longer, make sure to check out your local craft store now.
Hello Samantha here – and as Halloween approaches I thought I’d inspire you with a (not so) scary pumpkin card!
Step 1: Use green card to cut out a card front – Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Step 2: Use a variety of orange card stock to die cut the pumpkins. Use kraft card to die cut the other pumpkin elements.
Step 3: Assemble the pumpkins and adhere these to the card front.
(Optional) Add machine stitched details.
Step 4: Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from Halloween clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder.
Adhere the sentiment to the card front.
Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive 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. Use this glitter card to die cut the small faces from the Pumkins die.
Step 6: Adhere the faces to the pumpkins. Use green card stock to die cut a few leaves. Adhere these to the card front.
Step 7: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.
I hope you like today’s Halloween inspired card. But let’s be honest these pumpkins are a little more on the cute side then the scary!
Green/Orange/White/Black Card stock
Clear Stamping Block
White Embossing Powder
Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen
Hey everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with just a little bit of fairytale magic. Are you as in as much love as I am with the new Storybook Collection from Joset as I am? I am just loving the little bit of fantasy this collection is delivering, since I think we could all use a little break from reality. I am especially loving the two new Shaped Card Frames, and today I am playing around with the new Mushroom House Folding Card.
Step One: Die cut the piece of the Mushroom House Folding Card die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Blend ink onto the piece of the mushroom frame (there are three pieces). I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves for the mushroom cap, Old Paper for the underside of the mushroom cap, and Antique Linen and Tea Dye for the step of the mushroom. Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the pieces together.
Step Three: Blend ink onto the accessories of the die set. I used Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves for the door, window frames, flowers, and lock.
I used Iced Spruce and Mowed Lawn for the grass and the centers of the flowers. I used Scattered Straw and Tea Dye for the windows. The step and smoke pipe were blended with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone.
Finally, the mini mushroom was colored with the same inks as the larger card frame.
Step Four: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the accessories onto the card frame. I could have stopped here, but I thought the little mushroom house needed an inhabitant.
Step Five: Die cut the piece of the Raccoon die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six: Blend ink over the pieces of the Raccoon die cut. I used Hickory Smoke on the dark gray pieces.
Pumice Stone was used to color the lighter gray areas.
Finally, Black Soot was used to color the darkest portions of the the raccoon.
Step Seven: Assemble the pieces of the raccoon using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Eight: Using both 6mm Double Sided Clear Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Raccoon to the card frame.
Step Nine: Using the new Once Upon a Time Sentiments stamp set, stamp a sentiment onto the card frame using black ink.
Do you like shaped cards as much as we do? To whom would you send a mushroom card to? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting!
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team project share. For my September project I created a fun and a super fast to make card. This card can be finished in under ten minutes.
Here is how to make the card:
Step 1: Take a green plain or polka dotted paper and attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Now take the legs from the Frog die and die cut 11 paires (for this card size) of legs. The adhesive on the back makes the adhering process very fast.
Step 2: Arrange the legs onto a ivory toned card base in rows of threes.
Step 3: Remove the adhesive backing and adhere the legs on place.
Step 4: Take a Dymo and type on black tape the sentence “break a leg”. Adhere on the card.
Step 5: Decorate with black liquid pearls, let dry and the card is done.
I´ve also recorded a short video to show you how fast such a card can be done. I hope you like the idea!!
See you again with another card project idea next month. Until then,
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Black Liquid Pearls – Ranger Inc.
White card base – office supplies store
Dymo tape – black
Hello – Samantha here. Today I wanted to share with you what is perhaps one of the most pink card I’ve ever made!
Step 1: Use pattern paper and cut out a card front. (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm)
Add 5 machine stitched lines. Alternatively use a white pen to add line details.
Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Die cut the crown outline as well as a few stars.
Step 3: 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 4: Use pink card to die cut the crown detailed die.
Step 5: Use light pink card to die cut the crown detail die.
Step 6: Assemble the crown as shown below. Use foam tape to adhere the light pink negative die cut details.
Step 7: Die cut extra stars using pink and silver card. Adhere the crown and stars as shown below.
Step 8: Stamp the sentiment onto pink card, trim, and adhere this to the card front using foam tape.
Step 9: Embellish the card with sequins, gems and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base.
As you can see it’s like pink exploded onto my card. My 4 year old loves it. I hope you do to!
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Pink/White/Grey Card stock
Silver specialty card
Clear Stamping Block
Black Dye Ink
Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen
Hey friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in today with an over the top glitter card for a little princess in my life. Let’s be honest, when dealing with the little princess in your life, it really should be over the top, and the new Princess Crown die set is perfect for a little bit of over the top glitter.
Step One: Place some Clear Double Sided Adhesive over a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the Princess Crown die set over the Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Two: Peel back the adhesive paper of the crown shape die cut and adhere the detailed crown die cut over into the center of it. Add Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter over the die cut crown shape.
Step Three: Peel the adhesive paper back from the detailed crown die cut and add Imperial Garnet Silk Microfine Glitter over it.
Step Four: Add Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the Princess die cut and the heart from the detailed crown die cut.
Step Five: Add Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter over the stars and flair die cut piece.
Step Six: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Blend dark water soluble ink over the cardstock and spray it with sparkling spray. I used Black Soot Distress Oxide and Perfect Pearls Spray. Let Dry.
Step Seven: Die cut the blended piece of cardstock with a large die from the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.
Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut blended cardstock to an A2 card frame. Then add the glitter crown on top of the blended cardstock. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the rest of the die cuts to the card frame.
Step Nine: Using a stamping platform, stamp stars and a sentiment from the new Once Upon a Time Sentiments stamp set using white pigment ink.
I wish you could see exactly how sparkly this card is with all this glitter. I just adore how the pinks and purples just pop with the black behind it.
Let us know in the comments below if you would craft with this much glitter for the little princess in your life. Until then, happy crafting.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Hi! How many hobbies do you have? And have you ever combined your hobbies? I love the cards with the machine stitching, cross- stitching, watercoloring… It’s a surprising amount of things you can pull into your cards. Today I am doing a very easy one – adding origami paper to my card. My son got these and gave me the “less cool” ones and I thought they were perfect to use with the Asian Accessories die set.
I die cut the lantern out of 4 sheets of origami at a time – which is a great time saver since the paper is thinner than regular card stock. The paper is so very pretty and also has a nice, almost velvety texture that adds to the card.
To start the card, I trimmed a sheet of white card stock to 5 5/16″ x 4 1/8″ and sponged the top a soft blue. Using an awl, I poked two small holes at the top and strung a gold wire through it. ( I lost the packaging but I think it is 24 gauge or thinner.) I found this to be a lot easier to control than twine and love the shine to it. I popped up 3 lanterns with foam tape on them. The strings that attach the lantern to the wire was cut from black card stock that had the double sided adhesive on the back. Carefully put one side in front of the wire and the other on the back.
The final addition is a the die cut of Congratulations covered with Silver Sands Microfine Silk glitter with a black drop shadow. I’m looking forward to when I could use this motif for a party invitation!
ECD products used:
Asian accessories die set
Silver Sands microfine glitter
Double sided adhesive tape
Other products used:
Patterned Origami paper
Black and white card stock
24 gauge craft wire
Hello and welcome! Samantha here – today I’m sharing a super cute card. I really wanted to make this Panda pop off my card, so I created a pink heart background to contrast with the black and white bear!
Step 1: Use black and white card to die cut the Panda.
Step 2: Use washi tape, secure white card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) to the craft mat. Next, position the stencil over the white card, securing it down with washi tape.
Step 3: Use a blending tool to blend in a generous amount of pink ink over the stencil, through to the white card.
Reposition the stencil, secure and repeat ink blending until the whole card front is full of pink hearts.
Step 4: Die cut three hearts using pink card.
Step 5: Stamp the sentiment on pink card, adhere this and the three hearts to the card front.
Step 6: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to 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. Use this glitter card to die cut small hearts (Peek-a-Boo die set) .
Step 7: Assemble and adhere the Panda to the card front. Embellish with the small hearts and sequins. Adhere a twine bow to the card.
Step 8: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my ‘pandastic’ tutorial today!
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Pink/White/Black Card stock
Clear Stamping Block
Pink Dye Ink
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! It’s been VERY warm where I live in Northern California, so I wanted to cool down by creating a “cool” card using the FuN Sea Turtle die!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! There are so many fun dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs that I have a hard time figuring out what I want to do when I start to craft. Today, the FuN Zebra just called from the wild.