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Winter Bliss Scrapbook Page

January 16, 2021

Whether you love snow or not, you can’t but love its magical properties!  Hi Artlets, it’s Suzanne here today with a scrapbook page layout celebrating winter snow.  We don’t get a lot of snow on Vancouver Island at sea level, so sometimes we go to the mountains looking for it!  This page was an early winter day at Forbidden Plateau and it was so fun!  Now if we had this every day, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be so charming, but this day was totally awesome!

Here is how you can assemble this layout and add your own photos.  Let’s get started.

Instructions:

Choose 2 photos for your project.  That’s fun!  Trim them to fit inside the frames.  You can see that I just had the rectangular lake photo loosely placed inside the frame and the people photo was cut to fit perfectly inside the ornament.

Die cut Winter from the 4 Seasons die set, Bliss, Let it Snow, Flourished Frame, the ornament from Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament, the pine boughs from Create a Wreath all from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Die cut the snowflakes from Brrrrr and Merry Christmas 4 from masking paper, a post-it or removable labels.

Choose Distress Ink colours that complement the photos.  Since mine were almost black and white because of snow and trees, I went with pretty dark colours and then added hints of other colours to pick up the jacket and toque.

Adhere the snowflakes randomly on the base cardstock and begin blending colours, right over the snowflakes.  You probably don’t want to do this under where the photos will be!  Every once in a while, move the snowflakes and blend over the original masked area and continue blending.  If you can spritz your blending and get little dots to appear they will also make the background interesting.  By moving the snowflake diecuts and blending over the masked area you’ll create the illusion of depth.

Once you’ve blended the colours to your satisfaction, begin adding the diecuts and photos.  Refer to the sample photos for placement.  The Flourished Frame and photo are adhered to the background with 3D Foam Squares and the ornament is adhere with two layers of the foam adhesive.  Everything else is adhered with Glue Dots.

Now you have an awesome memory of a fabulous day!

Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Personal photos
Glue Dots – Micro
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Distress Oxide Ink in Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire
Ink blending tools
Masking paper or Post-it Note or removable label
White 12×12 cardstock

Planner Essentials

Travel Fun

November 5, 2020

Karen here! I recently decided to planner/scrapbook all of the places I’ve been. We can’t travel much these days, so I thought it’d be fun to re-live some of the fun trips I have taken. Today’s post shows a page I created for a fun day-trip into Maryland.

Steps to create this page:

  • Cut page base with the page die from Planner Essentials 27. (Hint: Because I was using single sided paper, I adhered two pages together back to back before die cutting.)
  • Stamp with oxide ink the splatters from the Background 2 Stamps in a random pattern at the top and bottom.
  • Add striped washi tape along the edge and add letter stickers.
  • Add dashed lines across top and bottom with fine-line black marker.
  • Add a 1/2 circle cut with the Stitched Circles dies and a hexagon with the Stitched Hexagon dies.
  • Stamp “Funny Detail” from the Retro Labels Sayings stamps.
  • Add a Blooming Branches die cut using Kids choice glue.
  • Add reinforcements die cut the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive from the Reinforcement Variety Pack.

The backside of my page was created using many of the same products. What a fun way to celebrate a fun day with my friend in the beautiful state of Maryland.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies

Patterned cardstock/stickers, washi tape, black pen, oxide ink, black ink

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Live, Love, Laugh

September 23, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today to share my newest layout created for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I LOVE making flowers and the new dies from ECD are AWESOME and were perfect for creating this wedding layout for my beautiful niece’s upcoming wedding!

To Create this layout:
Step 1 – cover your background paper with clear gesso (I used Craft O’clock Celebrate today collection)
Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil and texture paste approximately 3″ (9.5cm) from the left side and allow to dry (I used the Dot Dot Dot stencil)
Step 3 – using the watercolor palette and coordinating colors to your background paper highlight the stenciled image and allow to dry
Step 4 – adhere the trimming off of your patterned paper, or cut a piece at 1/2″ (approx. 1cm) x 12 (30cm) on the stenciled image

Step 5 – using coordinating soft finish cardstock die cut one Elegant Ornament and adhere as shown (I used pewter soft finish cardstock)
Step 6 – from coordinating patterned paper create 3 4×6 photo mats and adhere as shown using cardboard and 3D adhesive to add dimension
Step 7 – diecut using coordinating soft finish cardstock one set of Ornate Gateway and adhere as shown

Step 8 – Using your favorite ECD flower and leaves dies, die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers and 15 leaves and adhere as shown (I used florals 1, florals 2, florals 3, florals 4, and stamen flowers with dove, pewter and white soft finish cardstock)
Step 9 – add art stones and seed beads


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

Announcements Art Journal Collection Technique Friday Videos

Introducing the Art Journal Collection | Technique Friday

March 20, 2020

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els is walking us through our NEWEST release: The Art Journal Collection by Charlene van der Vorst and Ilse Kleijer.

The collaboration of Charlene and Ilse brings their hand drawings and digitally-created designs together to offer this unique line to crafters!

This new collection includes six die sets, six stamp sets, four stencils and a 12×12 double-sided cardstock pack.

The flexibility of this line will have every journaler, scrapbooker, cardmaker and crafter alike inspired with creativity!

We hope you enjoyed this week’s Technique Friday, and will explore your creativity with this fabulous new collection!

Happy crafting and stay safe!

Craft Drops Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Documenting Life

March 17, 2020

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!

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Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Stamping

Double-Pocket For February

March 1, 2020

Hello again, Marjolijn here!

This time, I made a pocket-page for the month February –– the month of love!!! First, I made a double page for every week. But, because the weeks are very much alike, I thought: “mmm no, I won’t do that anymore. I only scrap the highlight of the month.” And so, that’s what I did. 😊

For this page, I used P.E. (Planner Essentials) 22 to make the pocket and with the P.E. 25 to make the little heart insert. On the edge of the page, I added some white gesso with a mask and stamped with the ECD stamp-set Background 1, 3 and Pieces of Life 1. I adhered the little faceted heart from P.E. 8 on the heart insert. 

And behind the insert I made a shaker with little pink hearts in it. So funny!!

The backside of the page I made with P.E. 4 and I placed a pocket (P.E. Pocket 2) on it. I decorated it with different stamps from Pieces of Life 3. On top of the pocket I placed an insert for tags P.E. 2. The tags I made with the P.E. 26 Tag & Toppers. In one of the tags I also made a shaker –– it’s so much fun, I like these little extra’s. 

In the big pocket I made a big tag and I stamped with black Stazon ink over the pictures.

I had so much fun making this page! I hope you are a little bit inspired by it.

See you next time 😉

Marjolijn

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter

Grungy Mixed-Media Layout

February 24, 2020

Good morning! Laura back again today to share my next layout for ECD!

I’d like to think I am a versatile scrapbooker –– I try creating in different styles to suit the mood, product or subject of the photo. Today I am sharing a grungy mixed-media layout I created!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – tear three pieces of cardboard from whatever box you have laying around. One should be about 3×6, another a small strip about 6″ long and another strip around 5″ long. This is a grungy layout so no need to really measure –– just tear off pieces the size you like.
Step 2 – cover your background paper and your cardboard with clear gesso and let dry or dry with a heat gun then distress the edges.
Step 3 – adhere your paper to a piece of heavy cardstock or cardboard to help with the warping.

Step 4 – using your favorite stamps, stamp randomly around the page using embossing ink, then use a coordinating color of embossing powder. I used the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 set and white embossing powder.
Step 5 – in sections, use your favorite stencil and light paste to create texture and visual interest.
Step 6 – using your favorite mists and colorant powders, color your page and the cardboard. dry with heat gun.

Step 7 – using a palette and palette knife add a bit of Silk Microfine Glitter and your light paste. Create how ever many colors of glitter paste you wish.
I used royal teal and chocolate.
Step 8 – using your palette knife spread your glitter paste over the cardboard and the stenciled areas of your page.
Step 9 – die cut 6 various sizes of fitted fishtails and distress the edges.
Step 10 – die cut 3 – 1 3/4″ stitched circles and distress the edges.
Step 11 – die cut one edge from the planner essentials 11 and distress the edges.

Typically, I do not like taking photos in direct sun but to share the glittery but grungy effect of the glitter paste, I took a couple below.

And here is the finished layout once again. I think the glitter paste looks really awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

ModaScrap Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Wedding Layout With Glitter!

February 20, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share another layout I created for my niece’s upcoming wedding!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Trim one piece of paper to 12 x 10 3/4, ink the edges.
Step 2 – ink the edges of a 12×12 paper and adhere the other paper on top.
Step 3 – die cut 3 of the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle, then die cut one with butterfly spray, ink the edges, add a piece of white cardstock under the butterfly spray and adhere to the papers.

Step 4 – create your photo mat, ink the edges and using 3D foam dots of cardboard adhere your photo mat to your papers.
Step 5 – die cut 4 flowers using your favorite ECD flower die, and assemble. set aside. I used the small flower set and the large flower set. I also decided to create one layer if a flower using the double sided tape and the Ocean Blue glitter from the Beach Palette.
Step 6 – die cut a butterfly – I used the small butterfly – using the double sided tape and glitter for the bottom layer and assemble.

Step 7 – die cut one silhouette circle using the largest and second largest circle in the stitched circles.

Step 8 – die cut one heart from the true love die set using double sided tape and glitter.


Step 9 – die cut 11- 1 1/2″ stitched hexagons from various papers and double sided tape and glitter –– I used copper rose and true red.

Step 10 – die cut one celebration flag using double sided tape and glitter.

Step 11 – assemble as shown.

I typically do not take photos in direct sunlight because it washes out the colors but in order to show the shone of glitter, I did take one which you can see below.

And here is the final layout again.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! You can see the items I used in the link below.

Laura

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Mighty Fine Fun

February 17, 2020

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I’m excited to be sharing with you some pages I created using the Planner line. These dies and stamps can be used for planning, but I also enjoy using them to document special moments in my life. Today’s post is all about a mighty fine time I had with three wonderful women at the last Scrapbook Expo in my area!

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