Karen here. I’m full on into Christmas Card making mode! I love creating them and love sending them, but if I wait until the last minute, it’s all too much! I used the Birthday Flip Card dies to create these fun and interactive gift card holders for the holidays!
I love how the Birthday Flip Card die makes an easy and interactive card. (The die cuts and scores for you!) The base is cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I also used the Monster 2 without his bottom oval. I added the little monster embellishments on his tummy and then edged it a little bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.
On the inside, the die set will cut the gift card holder piece to make gift giving easy!
On the second card (also cut from 90 lbs Soft Finish Cardstock on the base, I used the Monster 3 die. In both of my monsters, I cut the top pieces (like the eyes and teeth) with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the cardstock first. How sweet is he!?
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pattern and plain cardstock, distress ink, white gel pen for eyes
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I wanted to make a birthday slimline card using the words from the Birthday Flip Card die set.
From white cardstock, cut a slimline card base measuring 8 1/2″ x 7″. Along the 7″ side, score the card base at 3 1/2″. Cut the Happy Birthday from the Birthday Flip Card die set from colored cardstock of your choice. From the Party Time die set, cut some party hats from you favorite coordinating cardstock along with the paper fans from the same cardstock. Finally, cut a piece of twine from a coordinating color.
Instructions: Using yellow ink and a blending brush, softly ink the center of the card.
Using black ink/paint, add splatters using a paint brush and acrylic block
String the twine across the top of the card. Be sure not to go too high as the can cause the party hats/pennants to go above the card. At thin foam tape to the pointed end of the pennants and adhere to the twine. Also at the thin foam tape to the bottom of the paper fans. The thin foam tape helps to compensate for the height added to these pieces from the twine
Adhere the Happy Birthday from the Birthday Flip Card die set. Optionally, you can add sequins to help finish the card
I hope you enjoyed creating this card with me today.
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I so love working with the monster collection and really wanted to try one with the monster jumping out of the bushes.
Select varying shades of blue ink and a black ink of your choice. From white soft finish cardstock, cut a 3 ½ x 8 ½ piece of cardstock. Also cut a card base from black cardstock measuring 7 ½ x 8 5/8 and score at 3 5/8. Cut out and assemble Monster 3. Additionally, cut a piece of grass using the Tree die set. Also cut some bushes from the Forest Accessories die set and pumpkins from the Hay Ride die set. Finally, cut a pumpkin from the Scarecrow die set.
Instructions: Starting with the lights blue ink, blend ink into the center of the piece of white cardstock. Go to the next shade of blue which is a darker than the first and blend that around the light blue ink, leaving the center untouched. Follow that color with the next darker shade of blue ink. Lastly, go around the edges with black ink.
Using white ink/paint, lightly splatter the white paint onto the card to simulate stars in the night sky.
Using the Pull Tabs die, cut the center notch at the top of the card panel and a slider piece into the center of the card.
Cut a slider piece, two circle pieces, and a slider wrap from black cardstock using the Pull Tabs die set. Fold the slider mechanism on the score lines as well as the slider wrap. Also fold one of the circles in half on its score line.
Fold the tabs of the slider and glue down leaving the half circles unglued. Slide the have circle through the opening, open up, and add glue
Adhere the unfolded circle to the slider piece. Also adhere the grass piece and stamp with the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Autumn Words stamp set
Pull the slider tab up to the position of your choice and add the monster to the circle piece. In the monsters hand is the pumpkin from the die set and stamped with the “trick or treat” from the Autumn Wordsstamp set
Adhere the shrubs pieces together forming a larger bush for the monster to hide behind. Add foam tape/dots to the bottom of the shrubs. This will act as a stopper for the monster and give space the it to slide behind
Adhere the shrub piece and pumpkins to the card front
Adhere the slider wrap to the back of the card to assist in the slider movement. Add foam tape on the back of the card front. The foam tape with help raise the card enough to allow for the easier sliding as well.
Adhere the card front to the base and the card is complete
Hi, Karen here today. For today’s post, I decided to “monster-fy” a couple of Joset’s other critters. I made the funniest dog and a very unusual elephant as the centerpieces for some fun cards.
First up, I used the Dog die set to create this funny little critter. The face is from the Monster 2 set. I put the head with the eyes, nose, ears and body from the Dog. I love how silly he looks. I used Kraft cardstock for most of the pieces (except the eyes and teeth which are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The dog is framed by a Stitched Circle Die. Using 101mm behind pieces like the eyes before diecutting makes them so easy to adhere.
The face, ears, legs and body are edged with a tiny bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink. The collar is colored with a Copic Marker as is the tag and eyes.
I used all of the pieces of the Elephant die except I turned the body sideways to make him unusually skinny. haha I also used the head and horns from the Monster 1 die set.
I cut most of the pieces with very light grey cardstock and edged them with a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The ears are cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and are colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink. The eyes and ears are cut using 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make them easy to put together! I used the Monster Hugs stamps on both cards.
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. My son finally reached the TEEN stage so I wanted to make him a special card for his birthday. I really like the Birthday Flip Card die set and could not wait to give it a try.
From white cardstock, cut the card base and the two accessory layers from the Birthday Flip Card die set. Using the Fitted Rectangles die set, cut two rectangles out of the same white cardstock. Using the happy birthday from Birthday Flip Card die set, cut out the happy birthday from colored cardstock of your choice. From the Party Time die set, cut some confetti pieces from the same colored cardstock. Cut the balloon from the Party Time die set, cut a balloon from clear stencil material. Also cut the balloon from masking paper. I like to use full adhesive Post-It notes. Using the number tag from Planner Essentials 26 , cut out the number tag topper from scrap cardstock. Finally, cut the birthday number from black cardstock using the Planner Essentials 37 die set. I like to cut them 3 times because I adhere them together allowing for dimension to the numbers without having to use foam tape.
Instructions: Using the tag topper die cut, stencil numbers randomly on the card layering pieces and one of the Fitted Rectangles die cuts. Also ink the edges of the pieces with the same colored ink.
Using the other Fitted Rectangle die cut, lay the balloon stencil created from the Party Time die set and adhere with low tack tape. Using the same colored ink from the previous set and in a balloon onto the rectangle. Be sure to wipe the ink off of your stencil before moving to the next step.
Using the balloon mask, lay the mask over the first inked balloon. Shift the stencil to the left to create another balloon. Ink the balloon with another ink and then clean the stencil.
Shift the stencil to the right and repeat the same process.
Once all of the stenciling is completed, use a black pen to draw in balloon strings.
Adhere the number to the rectangle
On the stenciled rectangle, stamp happy from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations stamp set. From the happy birthday die cut, adhere be day. For the hyphen, is the knock out from the letter “A”.
Adhere the layering pieces and the stenciled rectangle to the flip card base
Fold the card base on the score lines to activate the flipping mechanism
Adhere the balloon panel to the flip card. Randomly add confetti pieces. Optionally, add white highlights to the balloon using a white gel pen. The card I now complete
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I absolutely LOVE the new monster collection from Joset Designs. Today I am sharing a card that I created using the collection.
For the card base, cut a piece of cardstock to 10″ x 7″ and score at 5″. Also cut a piece of white soft finish cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Cut out the fence from the Slimline Adventure Edges in both black cardstock and woodgrain cardstock. Also cut the shrub edge from a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil in later steps. Using Monster 1 and Monster 3, cut and assemble your characters out of your favorite colors of cardstock. For added depth and dimension, ink the edges of each body piece with a coordinating ink. Also add party hats from the Party Time die set. For fun, you can cut the hat out of multiple colors, cut some of the hats along the embossed lines and adhere to a base hat. Finally cut and assemble the Holiday Train and Train Carts out of party themed cardstock.
Instructions: Using piece of cardstock cut with the shrub die, place on your card front and lightly ink above using a light blue ink and your favorite blending tool. Shift the stencil down and lightly ink again. Continue the process until your reach your horizon line. Flip your stencil to the straight edge and use as a mask for your inked sky background. Ink the exposed bottom portion of the card front with green ink. For extra dimension, you can use 3 green inks ranging from light to dark and blend a grassy bottom portion of the card. For this card, some water droplets were also added.
For the railroad track, adhere the black diecut fence upside down with the points hanging off of the edge of the card front.
Cut apart the fence posts from the woodgrain cardstock and adhere to the corresponding black fence posts on the card front. Flip the card front over and trim off the excess fence pieces hanging over the edge. Using a silver pen, place two dots top and bottom on the wood pieces for the railroad nails. Optional, use a green pen to flick blades of grass on the green portion of the card front.
Adhere the Holiday Train and Holiday Carts to your railroad track.
Cut the Monster Hugs and Let’s Party stamps in half to creat a new stamp saying Monster Party. Do not worry, you will still be able to use the stamps in the original word design for later projects.
Adhere your cardfront to your card base. Put your monsters in the train carts. Optional, for a smoke effect from the train engine, cut the train icing die from grey cardstock and adhere as if coming out of the engin
Hii all! It’s me Lisanne with a new blogpost. So today I want to share this fire bus card. Sometimes you get an idea and it works out well, that’s what I had with this card.
So I started with the background. I die-cut the biggest Stitched Intended Square (1698) and coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. First I blend it and after that I dipped the card into the wet ink on my sheet. Now I can make different layers. The last layer is made with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I love all the different layers just with one colour.
Here you can see a close-up picture.
I did the same for the grass. I used the Slimeline Adventure Edges (1925) and coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn. Love those splatters.
For the next step I started with the Retro Bus Kit. I want to make it as a firebus. The base is coloured with Distress Ink Barn Door. Also for the bus I used Black Soot, Prize Ribbon, Fossilized Amber and Hickory Smoke. I made the stripes with the pieces from the suitcase.
I adhere the stripes before I added all the other layers so you covered the edges.
The light at the top of the bus is from the Fire Accessoires. For this card I used more pieces, like the ladder, pawn and the helmet.
I also made the Elephant, he can bring more water to the fire.
Than it is time to adhere everything together. Then I saw a spot where someting is missing. I missed the splatters water, this looks realy fun I think. The Elephant needs his wiper to clean the window.
At least I stamped the sentiment ‘You set my heart on fire’ at the stitched banner. And coloured the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
And here is the last close-up picture. I’ll hope you like this card as much as I do. I had a lot of fun making this.
Thank you for reading!
Kind regards Lisanne
Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:
Other used supplies:
Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Barn Door, Prize Ribbon, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade
Hi everyone, it’s my turn today to share my latest design with you all. I do like to make all sorts of styles in cardmaking but my most favourite is the more clean and simple style, here we have a simple card that fits that theme perfectly.
Using a sheet of white card and some watered down black acrylic paint, splatter the whole sheet then set aside to dry. The bigger the brush the bigger the splatters.
Tip: Place the white card inside a cardboard box to contain the splashes.
Die cut the cow mostly using the splattered sheet see image below for all the different pieces, ink the nose and udder using distress ink spun sugar and ink around the white edges using black ink.
Attach a panel of splattered card measuring 5.5 x 1″ to the front of a top folding A2 card black.
Trim another panel of white card measuring 5.5 x 3.5, attach a strip of bright pink card to the reverse side allowing approximately 1/8th to show at the edge. Fix this panel to the card front using 3d foam pads.
Heat emboss the sentiment onto black card using white embossing powder and a heat tool, then trim the sentiment down to a smaller strip before fixing toward the bottom of the card front using more 3d foam pads.
Add the Cow using more 3d foam pads then fix a few enamel dots or gem to finish off.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have been inspired to try a clean and simple style of cardmaking. Happy crafting – Jackie x
Hi all! I have a new planner page to share with you. I’ve made the right side another time so now I need to make the left side. When I make pages next to each other I use the same colors and the same elements. For this page I used the new Special Kit ‘Suitcase’, some Planner Essentials stencils, Planner Essentials dies and the cute Octopus from Joset.
For this page I used some older dies and Planner Essentials 1 with a tab at the top. I used Paint On Denim paper for this part. Then I used the dies from Planner Essentials 29 as layer. For this piece I added some structure with the newest Planner Essentials Stencils and Distress Oxide ‘Walnut Stain’.
Before I adhere this part at the base I gave the sides some Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. All the pieces I used are inked with the same color. At the right side I added a strip from an older die.
The next step is making the suitcase. I need 2 suitcases for this card because I want to open the suitcase.
As you can see I added a blue wave at the bottom of the suitcase which is included in the kit. I made a score line in this die so you can adhere this at the back and front of the suitcase.
So back to the front. First I made some structure again the Planner Essentials Stencils and Distress Oxide Ink Stormy Sky. Then I made the boat and the suitcase straps. To close the suitcase I used a piece of hemp cord.
Then the inside of the suitcase. At the top I made a little pocket with on top the new stamp from CS269 which is in the suitcase. I also used some leftover pieces and a little tab.
At the bottom I used the same colors.
For this part I used the Octopus with his wheel and also stamp CS269. I stamped ‘take it easy’ in 2 pieces so you can make it smaller.
Before I adhere the suitcase at the page I made something behind it. I used the fishtail dies from the suitcase kit. Behind this dies I put some elements from the Reminiscene the Book 4 but also some dies which I kept from other projects, like the Photo Film Slides and the structure die.
Here you can see the whole page when the suitcase is folded out.
I hope you like this page. I had a lot of fun making this page.
Hello Everyone.. Jackie here today with my latest design using Joset’s wonderful dies. I have been inspired by the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations soon to be here in the U.K. but this can easily be switched up to suit any occasion.
Create a frame using the stitched indented square dies by nesting two together secured with a little piece of tape then die cut out a black frame. The outside of this frame measures 12x12cm
Cut a Square of gold glitter card measuring 12x12cm, draw a square on the reverse side measuring 10x10cm then carefully cut this out creating another frame.
Next take a 15x15cm textured card blank (or smooth if you prefer) then stamp out the ticker tape mainly in the centre then softly colour with coloured pencils.
Add the glittered frame first at a slight angle using 1mm foam pads then add the black frame on top again with a slight angle.
Build the characters in the colours of your choice, I have added detail to the shield using a white gel pen and also white dots on their eyes. Fix them to the card front using 2mm foam pads.
Add a Sentiment to the left hand side, If you don’t have a sentiment for your occasion then you could hand write one yourself.
That’s it for this time, I hope I have inspired you to have a go at this design! Happy crafting – Jackie