Good morning friends and welcome back! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share a card with you designed using Florals 16 and the new Shadow Frame die.
Being the frame die is large for a card, I cut it down on the straight end of the frame and kept the angled end, the way it was, I cut a piece of pattern paper to use as the background and adhered the frame on top.
I colored the florals using Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, and a bit of Antique Linen.
Using my shaping tool, as well as the groove tool and my fingers, I shaped these to resemble Hibiscus. When we are in Florida, the Hibiscus are always in full bloom and they look so beautiful, so my idea came from that.
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope I have inspired you to give the new Florals Volume 4 a try.
Hi all, Happy Thursday!! Well how exciting is this my second blog post in one week!!! I am super happy to share with you my squirrelly camping pages. This squirrel die set is my new addiction I can not get enough of these squirrels. They are super fun and easy to make, so lets get started.
Step 1: Cut your main pages with your designer paper using Planner Essentials #4, next I cut out two strips of designer paper measuring 3″ x 8 1/4″ and inked the edges with brown ink. Then I adhered the paper strips to the left hand side on the left planner page and right side on the right planner page. Then cut two mats from coordinating designer paper with the round mat die from Planner Essentials 22 and adhere them to the center of your pages as per the picture above.
Step 2: Out of dark and light brown card stock cut out your two squirrels from Joset’s collection #1930 and ink the edges with brown ink. I added a little pink to the cheeks and highlighted with a white gel pen. After your cheek’s are dry I assembled my squirrels as per the picture above. With the Tent Die #1669 cut out your latten from red and yellow cardstock, ink with brown ink and assemble.
Step 3: Out of designer paper cut one tent – cut your poles from dark brown cardstock ink and assemble. Using Forest Accessories Die #1688 cut out your mushrooms with red, white and a light tan colored cardstock. Next I cut out the logs, stump and stick from woodgrain paper to create a cool texture. The bushes are cut from light and dark green cardstock, cut one marshmallow from white cardstock and ink with a bit of grey around the edges. My final step is to ink all the edges and assemble as per the picture above.
Step 4: Assemble and adhere your left planner page as per the picture above, the squirrel is pop dotted using some foam dots or tape.
Step 5: Assemble and adhere your right planner page as per the picture above, the squirrel is pop dotted using some foam dots or tape.
Step 6: Once you have assembled both your pages, I cut the word PHOTOS from Planner Essentials 31 and the clip from Sidekicks Essentials 5 all cut from dark brown cardstock.
Step 7: Attach your choice of reinforcement rings.
Last step is to add your favorite pictures and attach your clip and PHOTOS word.
**Optional** I always love to add a little white paint by speckling.
I hope your enjoyed todays blog post! Have a wonderful crafty day. >Katie<
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my monthly guest design team project. This time, I wanted to create a few Christmas present tags that are fast and easy to make and thus perfect if you need to make plenty!
And this is how I created the tags:
Step 1: Take light blue (or another color you prefer) Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut rounded rectangular pieces from the cardstock with your die cutting machine. Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive on a piece of Worn Wood patterned paper (pick a wooden pattern of your choice) and die cut the paper with the Sled die cut die. Step 3: Now take a piece of light pink paper (for example from the Christmas Holidays paper pack) and die cut the tiny flowers from that paricular paper.
Step 4: Take another piece of Worn Wood (preferably pick another color for additional contrast) paper and die cut the upper tag pieces from that paper of your choice. Step 5: Add pink Distress Ink around the edges of the die cut flowers for more contrast. Then adhere all pieces together/in place. Step 6: Take a piece of (light) brown Soft Finish Carstock and using the Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment using white embossing powder. Fussy cut to a banner and adhere on place. Finish off with Craft Drops (alternatively use half pearls or rhinestones) and a piece of ribbon.
I´ve again also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch to give a better idea on each and every step. I hope you enjoy it!
This tag idea is so simple that you can die cut several tags at once and make plenty of Christmas present tags at once. You could even sit down with your children and craft together with them. And if you change the colours, they will again look different with the same basic idea.
Wishing you a great time crafting! See you again in December with another crafty tutorial. Take care, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Big Shot A4 Half pearls Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Ink Blending Tool White Embossing Powder Nuvo Embossing Pad Heat tool Ribbon and Scissors
Hey Friends! It’s EK and last week I create a Halloween table display featuring a whole host of Joset’s dies. Well, I am at it again, not because I am trying to start a trend (even though I think it would be a really cool trend), but because my 10 year old has requested a table decoration for her room featuring a little bit of fairy tale magic. My kiddo’s favorite princess has always been Cinderella, and I realized that I really had all the necessary dies to recreate the story in a single display from different Joset collections.
Step One: Die cut from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock the pieces from the Princess die set. Color the pieces with copic markers. Assemble the pieces using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Two: Die cut the bushes, tree stump and mushroom from the Forest Accessories die set and 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the die cuts with copic markers. Use Kids Choice Glue to assemble the pieces of the mushroom.
Step Three: Die cut the pumpkin pieces of the Pumpkin die set. Color this with copic markers and assemble.
Step Four: Die cut the mice from both the Scarecrow die set and the Forest Accessories die set. Color the mice.
Step Five: Die cut two grass strips and the clouds from the Tree die set. Color the die cuts.
Step Six: Using a 6x6x2 inch canvas, paint grass and a road onto the front and sides using acrylic paint. Let dry.
Step Seven: Die cut the pieces of the Castle Folding card out of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the castle with copic markers and assemble. I glued the back of the card to castle to help add stability. Fill the window with Transparent Crystal Craft Drops. Hot glue the castle to the back of the canvas. Hot glue the clouds to the back of the castle allowing them to float out.
Step Eight: Trim the grasses to fit the width of the canvas leaving room for the road. Using hot glue adhere the scene to the canvas laying the different pieces.
I hope you get a kick seeing how I constructed this table top decoration. Yes it is a little fragile due to the different pieces being made of paper, but if you leave the decor simply sitting on a piece of furniture it is perfectly safe. There are so many different stories that we can tell using the different dies from Joset’s collections.
Let me know in the comments below what story you would want to see next. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello!!! Samantha here, sharing a fun, bright, birthday card. Maybe it is just me?…but I love that this card makes me think of candy –– a perfect card to gift to someone on their special day!
Step 1: Apply clear double sided adhesive to the back of coloured cardstock and pattern paper.
Step 2: Select one of the reinforcement dies – die cut the die using the pattern paper and cardstock.
Step 3: Make a template of the die using scrap paper.
Step 4: Using re-positional tape adhere the template to a white card front measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Step 5: Remove the backing tape from the die cuts and adhere these in the negative space of the template.
Step 6: Continue to adhere each die cut, completing each row – alternate colours. Remove the template then re position below the finished row.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the card front is full.
Step 8: Use the birthday sentiments stamp and coordinating die to stamp the sentiment on pink cardstock using black ink. Adhere the sentiment to the card front.
Step 9: Embellish card front with a twine bow and sequins.
Small dies are probably one of my favourite craft items to play with – the best thing about these reinforcement dies is how much time I saved die-cutting rows of circles instead of individual circles. So…I had time to make a few more examples!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I absolutely love the Planner Essentials Line from Elizabeth Craft Designs for documenting special occasions, travel and other bits of life. Today, I am showcasing a page that I created documenting a visit to the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. I’d like to say that I planned my “green” page for St Patrick’s Day today – but that was really just luck!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a card to share with you using the Mermaid, Whale and Ocean Edges Dies to create this Oceans of Joy card. Below are the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Adventure Edges using scrap piece of cardstock (Clouds die). Place the diecut on the Blue Cardstock and apply White Ink using a blender brush to the edges. This will create clouds.
Step 3 – Diecut Ocean Edges using Vellum. Adhere to the sides edges of the Blue Cardstock created from Step 2. Adhere the entire panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 4 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Diecut and assemble Whale and adhere to the card in between top and second layer wave using Foam Tape.
Step 6 – Diecut and assemble Mermaid and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.
Step 7 – Stamp Splish Splash sentiment to White Soft Finish Cardstock using Black Ink. Diecut Diagonal Fishtail Banner to the sentiment created. Trim the right side and adhere to the card.
Step 8 – For added interest and sparkle apply Craft Drops Transparent Crystal to the Star on the Mermaid’s Hair Band. While wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter Warm Diamond. Let Dry.
This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and or colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Diana here! I made this card for a special little 5 year old boy at his birthday. His favorite color is blue and he and his siblings have been asking for a puppy so I thought I would help out! Lol!
I started with a 5″x7″ white card base. From there, I started with a vivid blue background sized 4.5″ x 6.5″. I found a lighter blue card stock and cut out the Big Balloon with it – sponging the edges with blue ink just a bit to make the balloon not so flat.
I covered a sheet with Silver Sands Silk Microfine Glitter and from that, cut the Happy Birthday 3. I initially planned for it to go on the balloon by itself but it didn’t stand out as I had hoped so I added a black layer on top. I love the peak of silver behind it. I also added Daniel’s name using the Retro Alphabet Trio set using the smallest of the alphabet dies.
I couldn’t help but add the puppy to the front and used twine to give the impression he was holding the balloon with his mouth. The little G is stands for Daniel’s last name –– major hinting there.
Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am creating a card featuring some spotlight stamping using Charlene’s Make a Wish stamp set. All of Charlene’s stamp set designs were just meant to be colored and the spotlight stamping technique is just perfect for these large images.
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using some water resistant black ink stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock. Using the large feather from the Make a Wish stamp set, stamp the feather image around the card.
Step Two: Using the coordinating smaller feather, stamp the image into the blank spaces between the large image.
Step Three: Die cut the stamped image using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set twice.
Step Four: Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set using dies slightly larger than the ones used to die cut the stamped images.
Step Five: Using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut images to the Rust cardstock.
Step Six: Using a watercolor maker and a water brush, add some light brown onto half of the feathers from the middle panel.
Step Seven: Repeat step six, but this time using a dark brown watercolor brush.
Step Eight: Adhere all three panels to an A2 card frame.
I love how the coloring in this technique pulls your eyes not to the color, but instead right to the sentiment. Let us know in the comments below what you think of the spotlight stamping technique used with Charlene’s stamp image. Until then, happy crafting!