It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial.
This time round I decided to pull out my Pop it Ups Cup Pop Stand Card die set, combining it with the new ModaScrap Patterned Paper and Joset Designs Macaron die set.
It’s the Die Cut Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our Challenge this month is ….. Anything but a Card – for our challenge this month let’s create a project that is anything but a card. Think along the lines of a home décor item; journaling; tags etc.
For our Challenge today we are giving away ….. two sizes of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive which will include: a pack of the 5” x 12” sheets and a 10 mm roll of tape, in addition we will also give away a pack of the new ModaScrap 12” x 12” Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper Pack to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Besides the classic card, what are some project ideas you like to play around with?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, June 9, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the projects, click on the designer’s name under each project to be taken to the designer’s blog post that will open up in a new window.
Welcome to our May Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. This time round we have a technique to share with you that uses dies in a different way.
Our Challenge this month is ….. “Being Negative” – Normally when we use dies to cut we get a positive piece (the actual die cut) and a negative piece (the leftover piece or pieces that we often throw away). In many cases the negative pieces can also make interesting card components, and it is these pieces that are the focus of the Challenge cards. The Design Team can also incorporate the positive die cut piece if they wish.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a Background Die Prize Pack that includes the Heart Background, Circles, Background, Chevron Background and Diamond Background to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are some project ideas where you could use die cut scrap pieces when crafting?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, May 5, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
by Judi Kauffman
A big thank you to Suzanne Cannon for inviting me to be today’s guest designer. My project: A card that sends love.
Experienced card makers – head straight to the supply list. You’ll be able to create your own version of the card by looking at the photos, I think.
Beginners – I’m going to put on my ‘teacher’ hat for a moment and explain how the layout works. I call it ‘Double Triangle.’ (It’s among the Foolproof Layouts in my book, By the Batch: Creative Cards, Postcards, Envelopes & More – but this isn’t a plug because the book is out of print.)
Notice that the Entwined Oval has three small dots as part of the die. That is the first triangle. The dots pull in your eye and bring the focus to the words. The second triangle is formed by the three hydrangea heads at the edges of the card front. This trio acts as a frame, and it, too, keeps the eye moving. The triangles are dynamic, not static, and the words are at an angle – not straight across. Together, the angle of the words and the pair of triangles keeps things visually exciting…lots of movement.
Also notice that there are two rectangles, one paler and one darker. The darkest colors are at the bottom of the card base to anchor the card, much like ground and sky. But the top rectangle is pale, over all, and the darker areas are at the upper left and lower right, leaving the center area very pale and at the same angle as the words.
Controlling the watercolor-effect background pieces in this way is intentional, not accidental – that’s why I’m pointing it out…so you can make similar design decisions on your own projects!
Okay…Teacher hat is put away in the closet…
Calendar Makeover by Judi Kauffman
My friends love knowing that I will turn their old calendars into something brand new! It’s a January ritual that extends throughout the year. Here it is March and I’m still having fun slicing and dicing the pages…
I cut some of the pages and fold them into envelopes. I cut other pages into small pieces for layering onto card fronts and gift tags! If the paper is heavy enough, I’ll even die cut some sentiments.
When I’m done, I give some of the cards and envelope to the friends who donated the calendars! I get to have the fun of repurposing would have otherwise gone into the recycling bin, they get to enjoy the calendar again in its second incarnation.
We all love pretty flowers for Valentine’s Day, so I have designed a Valentine using Susan’s Garden Notes Peony die set for a very feminine card. This is Selma Stevenson today and I will show you how I created this card.
The holidays are filled with so many wonderful things and that includes eating things that are special for the season. The Joset Designs Christmas Pudding die set helps us celebrate this tradition. I have never made a Christmas Pudding, but after working with this die, that will be one of the new recipes I must try. Doesn’t it look delicious? Here is how I created this card.
Hello!! I’ts Wanda here today. Have you had a chance to check out the new Spring Release? If you missed the blog post regarding the new dies you can find it HERE. My card uses the Winter die from the new A Way With Words 4 Seasons set. I’m quite glad that it is not winter outside!!! But I did have fun making a card using the die.
Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, I thought it was the perfect time to make a special card for my Mom using the Heart Pivot die. I’d like to show you a technique from Karen Burniston called Seamless Backing and you can use this technique for the Pivot dies. Let’s get started!
It’s Frances here with today’s project. With Easter being only a week away, I decided to create an Easter card using Joset Designs Easter Eggs die set and the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Rectangles. I couldn’t help but add some green to my card using the new Through the Lens Wood Series 6×6 cardstock.