Alert: Husband brag coming. 🙂
My husband knows I love flowers and he’s very good about buying me orchids – they last a really long time and it lets me have flowers blooming year round… which means there’s hope in our house all the time. That is a good thing because we need it! LOL!
Read on to find out how I made this card!
It’s Sara here today and I have a new project for you. Actually, it’s two coordinating projects featuring a lot of summery products.
This projects reminds me so much of Hawaii that I decided to take photos of it that evoke the islands even more instead of against a plain piece of board, with some leaves and a black rock background just like in a magazine.
by Judi Kauffman
I love making pocket cards. They’re easy, but impressive, the kind of card that announces ‘you’re worth the effort’! This time I designed a trio, working in an assembly-line fashion – all die cutting first, then all assembly. Using the same color palette throughout made it easy to coordinate all of the elements: bright yellow cardstock for the lacy portion of the pocket, a mix of red, burgundy, teal, and orange cardstock for the rest of the layers and some of the die cuts, Shimmer Sheetz for everything else.
Hi, it’s Sandy Diller here with you and I have a fun project that could be used as a gift. I like taking a small gift to the hostess of a dinner party and this is just perfect for that. The pocket is the right size to hold a couple of handmade note cards with envelopes. This is a double tutorial today showing you how I made both the pocket and cards.
Hello Crafty Friends!
Welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I’m Anita here. Today, I have my favourite thing on the post for you – stamped flowers. Stamping is really relaxing and colouring stamped images can be a real stress buster.
I love colouring the floral stamps from the new ECD release. These are so lovely. You can check them out here. I have given a soft delicate look to the flowers by stamping some of them on vellum.
Here is my card, followed by a tutorial showing how to make it.
Gracias – Pocket Card
by Judi Kauffman
It wasn’t an easy choice: Should my first pocket card using a die from the new ModaScrap collection be the Leaf Pocket, the Lace Pocket, or the Rose Pocket??? The Leaf Pocket won.
I knew I wanted to create a flat thank you note to tuck into the pocket, and that gave me another decision to make: Should I say it in French, German, Spanish, or English? After a couple of coin tosses ‘Gracias’ won.
For me, there was only one decision that was made the minute I saw all three pocket dies: I knew I would use Shimmer Sheetz to line the pockets! It adds a nice touch of sparkle as well as concealing what is inside. And it hides the tabs that hold the pocket in place, too. Otherwise they’d be visible when the insert card is removed. What can I say? I’m the granddaughter of a tailor and we always lined pockets…
This won’t be my only Shimmer Sheetz-lined pocket card, that’s for sure.
They’re fast and fun to make and there are so many options: Switch to the Rose or Lace Pocket, change the color combination, choose a different sentiment. Embellish the insert card with die cut flowers (flat or dimensional!), other leaves, feathers, or whatever you prefer. Instead of a flat insert card, tuck in a tag or a folded card, or even a handwritten letter on pretty paper.
Customize, customize; play and experiment. This card will work for so many occasions!
Hello to all,
Welcome to the ECD blog and especially to Susan’s Garden Club. I am Anita here. Susan’s Garden is filled with the best flower making dies and I just love all of them. You’ll find roses and hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, pansies, lilies and many more.
Today, I have created some delicate pastel blooms for you using the newly-released Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy.
In nature this flower grows in a variety of colours from pastel to vibrant. I love the pastels and chose soft pink. There are eight dies in the set including the stem, leaves, and all of the parts of the flower!