Hii all, it is almost the best time of the year in my opinion. If I aks my nephew he would say the same. The card that I’m sharing with you today is a birthday card for him. He love his cat Jellie and like Christmas. That’s for me 2 good things to combine.
For this card I use the beautiful Christmas Lives Here and some Soft Finish Cardstock for the cat.
I started with a stitched hexagon as base.
Instead of a doghouse I made a cat house. When you use this dies you only made the green part. I adhere some black paper so it looks more like a closed house.
After that I made the red parts and made some Christmas lights. The ligths are a dies from de Holiday Bird House. It brings me into the Christmas mood. I made some sparkling Christmas lights with the Silk Microfine Glitter. Just die-cut the lights with some double sided adhesive at the top. That is why I can put some glitter at it and rub it to the tape.
Now the cat is still missing. My nephew have a cat named Jellie. He is black with white and some green/yellow eyes. He is wearing a party hat from the party time dies.
When I finished everything the background was empty. It was a little late when I think about making a background with a stencil. So I did it very carefully at the sides.
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I have had this idea in my head ever since I first saw the Warm Winter Mug was being released
Cut 3 Mugs. Decorate one mug, I used Double Sided adhesive and Silk Microfine Glitter. Cut 3 stripes of cardstock. 2 strips measuring 2” x 1 ½” and one strip measuring 1 ½” x 1 ½”, Score each strip at ½”, ¾”, and 1”. Also cut a banner to stamp the sentiment from the Holiday Treats stamp set.
Instructions: Add double sided adhesive to the outer edges of the cardstock strips. Fold the strips making a mountain, then valley, and then mountain
Adhere one side of each to the strips to the back of one cumug. Place the strip measuring 1 ½” x 1 ½” at the base of the mug and the two measuring 2” x 1 ½” to each of the sides of the mug
Adhere the other side of the scored strips to the other die cut mug. I found it easiest to line up the two mugs and adhere the bottom strip first
Adhere the side strips to the second mug
Adhere the decorated mug to the front of the mug pouch that was just created
Stamp the sentiment to the die cut banner. I like to use the negative to create a template that I can place the banner in and stamp perfectly every time. This time save comes in handy when making multiple sentiment banners. Also, because the stamps are flexible, you can manipulate how the stamp adheres to your stamping platform to follow the curves of the banner.
Adhere the sentiment banner to the mug pouch. Add a packet of hot cocoa and the perfect little gift.
Hii everyone! Here Lisanne and back with a new blogpost. This blogpost will be a short post but I realy like the result.
First I made the cute Giraffe with Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink. The little spots are diecut with Double Sided Adhesive at the back.
Then the background. I think it was time to use the Silk Microfine Glitter. For this card I want to create a jungle scene. So I used the Leaf background. For the base I used Soft Finish Cardstock and Double Sided Adhesive at the top so I can put Anitque Gold glitter at it.
The leaf is colored with Distress Ink.
The next step is adhere the Giraffe at the back ground. As you can see I made Jungle leaves at the top of the card. The left corner is realy empty so I decided to make the party lanterns, make a leave and a banner with Hakuna Matata at it.
So this was my short post about this card, but I hope you liked it. Thankyou for reading and hopefully see you soon.
Good morning! I have absolutely LOVED being on the ECD team for past year and half! It has been amazing and I have been so inspired by the amazing people on the team…I hope I have inspired you to create as well! I mainly create scrapbook layout but once in a while I like to create a card and as it is Christmas time it’s the perfect time to create a card!
To create this card: step 1 – create you card base using the white Soft Finish cardstock (my card base is 4.25″ x 5.75″) Step 2 – trim paper to – 4.15″ x 5.5″ Step 3 – fussy cut your sentiment or stamp your sentiment on a piece of paper 2.5″ x 3.5″
Step 7 – die cut a circle or fussy cut one from the patterned paper and another trim a piece of paper to fit the inside of your card Step 8 – die cut out of clear double sided adhesive your favorite holiday sentiment and some snowflakes then add glitter!
Again I would like to thank Joset and Els and everyone at ECD for a fabulous 18 months! I will miss you all! Laura
Hello everyone! It´s Sanna here again with my December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six card with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another just a little bit.
For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.
On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.
For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.
While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.
For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.
Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.
To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!
As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!! xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine White card bases Hero Arts black stamp ink Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce Acrylic blocks for stamping
Good morning! I am so excited to share my next layout with you! I understand many people avoid using flowers on layouts with masculine photos but I do not! I use flowers on projects about my husband and sons all the time!
To create this layout; Step 1 – Cover your background paper with clear gesso and allow to dry.
Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil mix texture paste with your favorite colorant. I used a stencil from the Happy Patterns set and texture paste with brown brusho powder
Hello everyone and happy Saturday! It´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my September guest design team card project share. Who does not love some sparkle in their holiday cards? Well I sure do! Thus, for today´s project I used the gorgeous new Holiday dies by Joset and created two cards. Here they are:
Here is how I created the card(s):
Step 1: Take the slimline background die and die cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive with it. Then remove the negative pieces.
Step 2: Next die cut a second – plain piece – of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet in the same size like the slimline background die.
Step 3: Take a slimline card base and adhere the solid adhesive piece onto the card and carefully remove the protective layer without touching it with your fingers.
Step 4: Now place the die cut background adhesive piece on top of the first layer of adhesive, but leave the protective cover on for now.
Step 5: Pick three colours of blue-toned Silk Microfine Glitter and pour them onto the adhesive areas creating an ombré look with the colours. Wipe any residue off with a brush and polish the layer with your finger.
Step 6: Now remove the slimline background die cut piece´s protective cover and pour Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive areas. Again remove any residue glitter with a brush and then polish the layer with your finger. Also save the protective cover pieces for later – you will need the for the second card.
Step 7: Stamp a sentiment onto a whipe piece of paper with two blue tones of Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it using the Fitted Circles die cut dies. Decorate with inked banners if you want. For finishing touches add a few Craft Drops to the card.
Now use the leftover protective cover from the slimline background die to create a fun, second card.
Here are the steps you need to do:
Step 1: Ink a slimline card base using two light shades of Distress Oxide blues. Then place the protective cover leftover piece on top of the inked card. Use painters tape or washi tape to hold the pieces on place while inking. Then add a darker blue shade of Distress Oxide thru the DIY stencil.
Step 2: Die cut snowflakes from a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere them onto the inked slimline card base. Pour Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive stars and polish into place. Then stamp a stentiment onto carstock and die cut with banners if you want to. Adhere on place. Decorate the edges with “faux stitching” using a white gel pen. How fast and easy you can make this second card from leftover pieces of the first one!
Here are some close-ups of the finished cards. If you want to purchase the here featured Christmas special die and stamp kit, ask your local craft store or wait until it will be available at the online store. I truly adore this kit and cannot wait to create more Holiday cards with it!
I hope you enjoyed this card set tutorial! See you again next month with another card idea. xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Desings:
Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc. Blending Brush Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine Signo uni-ball white gel pen
Esther’s beautiful book reminiscence 2 really invites you to use it for some beautiful garden pages in my memory planner. And working with the beautiful new collection she designed, made me completely happy. The blooming plants in the garden will do the rest.
For this page I used the set with the rounded corners page which gives your pages something chic. I love it!
Those sweet lovebirds are in another set (Birds on splatter page) and the tab received a stamp. Esther made a very nice set with stamps called “label tabs”.
You are supposed to cut them out, there is no die included, but on this die from the set “folded arrow insert” the stamps fit fine with a little measuring. Handy if you’re not that good at cutting!
The “arrow” is a kind of clip, you slide it around the page. So sweet.
I finished the long tag with reinforcements, a string through it and a charm on it. Really another fantastic extension of the Planner Essentials collection. For this page I used paper from Reminiscence the Book 2, P.E. 38 Birds on splatter page, P.E. 41 rounded corners page, P.E. 44 Folded Arrow insert, CS232 Label tabs and Reinforcement variety pack.
I hope you’re a little bit inspired by my page. Thanks again for your visit and see you next time,
Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I figured it is almost July, so why not started on my Christmas Cards. I pulled out a couple of Suzanne’s A Way With Words holiday dies and my Silk Microfine Glitter to play with and figured it was summer so I might as well play with a pink and teal color scheme.
Step One: On a piece Watercolor Paper, randomly paint pink and teal watercolors from the Watercolor Palette. Let dry.
Step Two: Splatter the watercolor paper with a heavy pink and teal watercolor paint. Trim the paper to fit an A2 card frame and using a 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhere it to the card frame.
Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die set and the A Way With Words Flourished Holly die set out of 8.5″x11″- 5 pack Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step Four: Peel the adhesive tape’s backing and adhere the holly back pieces and the Christmas die cut to the card frame.
Step Five: Using the Earth Glitter Palette Vintage Teal Silk Microfine Glitter, color the die cuts. ECD’s Brushes are perfect to wipe off excess glitter.
Step Six: Repeat step five with the holly berries back piece and the Merry die cut using Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry.
Step Seven: Finish the layers of Flourished Holly die cut by adding the holly outline over the bottom pieces.
Step Eight: Add Ice Teal from the Earth Glitter Palette to the holly outline.
While these color may not be traditional, I love how festive this holiday card turned out. Let us know in the comments below what non traditional colors you like to use on your holiday projects.
And don’t miss out! Suzanne’s Holiday Dies are priced to sell, so make sure you pick up yours before they are gone forever. Until then, happy crafting.