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Winter Birthday Card

January 18, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. As I was pondering what my next card would be I realized I never made a winter birthday card for people who have birthday’s in the winter months. I thought it would be fun to combine the Polar Bear die with the Party Accessories dies to create a fun Winter themed Birthday card. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11″ x 4 1/4″, score a 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Soft Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Place a snow stencil on top of the Cardstock and apply Texture Paste using a Palette Knife. Remove the excess and stencil. Let dry. (If you don’t have a snow stencil then add some White Acrylic paint onto an Acrylic Block. Spray some water and mix it. Then using a Watercolor Brush splash it onto the Cardstock. This will create a snowy background. Let dry.) Once dry adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Party Accessories (Balloon die) x 7 using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere them together using Kid’s Choice Glue. Turn it around and adhere several strings in color grey. Use Kid’s Choice Glue then reinforce it with Clear Tape. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Polar Bear using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Diecut Party Accessories (party hat and trim dies) using Soft Blue Cardstock for the solid base and Silver Glitter Cardstock for the circles top piece and trim). Assemble and adhere the party hat to the Polar Bear’s head using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere it to the card front using Foam Tape making sure to adhere on top of the string ends to keep it secure.

Step 5 – Diecut Words 1 – Celebration using Soft Blue Cardstock x3 the words Happy and Birthday. Stack each layer using Kid’s Choice Glue and then adhere on top of the Balloons using Kid’s Choice Glue.

A birthday card does not always have to be about flowers, cakes and presents. Think of the season when that person’s birthday is in and create a card with that season. For instance a person’s birthday that lands in Fall you can create a Fall color scene background. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Jingle All The Way Card

January 4, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Before we get started I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and better days!

Today I am sharing a card combining different product from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I mixed Joset Designs, Sue Stamps and Planner Essentials to create this super cute Slimline Card. Below is the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 8 1/2”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4” x 8 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using an ink applicator starting from the bottom in the lightest color. I used Tumbled GLass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. Optional – Add Gouache onto an acrylic block and spray it with a little water. Using a paintbrush splash onto the background created to give the illusion of snow. Let dry.

Step 3 – Stamp Hugs sentiment (Jingle All The Way) using Versamark onto the panel created from Step 2. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Planner Essentials 12 Arrow Page & Trees using Green Cardstock for the tree with holes, Red Metallic Cardstock for the solid tree and Gold Glitter Cardstock for the star. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Adventure Edges 2 using White Soft Finish Cardstock x 3 in different positions. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue layering each panel.

Step 6 – Diecut Jack Frost & Winter Accessories using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the snowman, Red and White Cardstock for the hat, Red for the scarf and black for the eyes and buttons, orange for the nose. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Diecut Penguin using Black and White Cardstock for the Penguin, orange for the feet and Blue for the scarf. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

I used the Red Metallic beneath the tree holes because when you move the card and the light hits it it gives the illusion of flashing lights. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops

Holiday Thank you Cards

December 26, 2020

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean the need for a few more holiday thank you cards is done. Today I have whipped up four holiday thank notes for family members who thought of us this year.

Step One: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette, lay down a layer of color onto some watercolor paper. Each color spot has two or three different colors to create the spot.

Step Two: Die cut the color spots using both A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis and Flourished Christmas Minis 2.

Step Three: Using 90lb Soft Finished Cardstock, die cut A Way With Words Family four times.

Step Four: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches to create four backgrounds of the cards. Blend Distress Oxides around the edges using the darkest on the outside and going lighter to the the middle. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg.

Step Five: Repeat four each of the four backgrounds.

Step Six: Spray and splatter the cardstock with a silver shimmer spray.

Step Seven: Die cut the four background pieces with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the background to an A2 card frame.

Step Nine: Using a stamping platform, add the sentiments to the four card frames. I used both the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set.

Step Ten: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere both the Family die cut and Minis to the four card frames.

Step Eleven: Add little heart flourishes from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set to the four cards.

Step Twelve: Add Metallic Silver Craft drops to the four cards.

I love how each of these cards came out, looking a lot like winter with just a touch of the lingering holidays.

Do you Send Holiday thank you cards? What do you put as the focus image on them? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


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Joy ‘Tis The Season Card

December 2, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super adorable Holiday card to share with you using the new Jack Frost and Winter Accessories dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Jack Frost 2 times using White Soft Finish Cardstock for face and main body and Coloured Cardstock for the accessories. Diecut Winter Accessories (hat) in Coloured Cardstock. (Optional) for the trims on the hat and mitts use Glitter Cardstock for some added sparkle). Assemble using Kids Choice Glue and Tweezers and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Winter Sentiments (Joy) and Joyful Wishes (‘Tis The Season) using Versafine Onyx Black Ink using Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper. Diecut the sentiments and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

The new winter release has arrived. Below is a link to all the products used. Once the winter release is in the shop I will update the Product Link. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Joset Designs

Snowman Shaker Globe Card

November 19, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I am super excited to share a Shaker Card using the new winter release from Joset Designs. I absolutely love the new additions. I used Jack Frost Dies and Snow Globe dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own Snowman Shaker Globe Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish 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 Patterned Paper to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. (I used ModaScrap 6×6 Unconventional Xmas).

Step 3 – Diecut Snow Globe (frame) 2 times using Fun Foam and 1 time using Glitter Cardstock. Use the frame to trim out a window in acetate and a piece using Patterned Paper. Adhere the trimmed Patterned Paper using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and the 2 layers of Fun Foam diecuts using Kid’s Choice Glue. Add Sequins or Sprinkles to the middle and secure it with the trimmed Acetate window using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the Glitter diecut to the top using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Jack Frost in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Snow Globe (bottom base) using Blue Cardstock. Stamp Joyful Wishes Sentiment on the Snow Globe diecut using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This was very quick and easy to put together and it almost feels like having the real deal. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Clean and simple, die cut, Christmas present tag set

November 8, 2020

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

Supplies:

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

Cardmaking Joset Designs Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs

Have A Magical Christmas

October 19, 2020

Hello friends,

It’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I have a fun, quick and easy card to share. I just got my new Sue Smith Stamps and as soon as I saw this one I immediately thought of one of the cute fairy dies from Joset Designs to use along with it. Just add a Santa hat and you’re good to go.

This is a 5″ X 6.5″ card so I used the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle on the front.

After stamping and embossing I was ready for the cute little fairy.

Using the Fairy 1 die set – I cut, colored and assembled the fairy and then added a Santa hat from the Santa Claus die set.

To finish off this card I cut out some glittered stars and a magic wand. It is still blank on the inside so a personal message can be added.

Have a magical day,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Fairy Tale Table Decor

October 18, 2020

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.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Sue Smith Creative Designs

Winter Wishes Slimline Card

October 15, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Slimline cards are the rage right now and I will show you that dies originally made for A2 sized cards can be used on Slimline cards. I am using the Village Edges die as an example. Below you will find the steps to created your own Winter Wishes Slimline Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Foam Applicator starting a little bit past the half way with the lightest shade, then working up to darkest. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges 2 times for each die. One diecutting from the left and the second one from the right. Loosely layer first on the background created in Step 2 to see where the top one will be positioned. Adhere 1st layer (top) using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, 2nd layer using Foam Tape, 3rd layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and last (bottom) layer using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Snow sentiment using Versamark to the panel created in Step 2. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool.

Step 5 – Optional – Apply Perfect Pearls in Gold onto an Acrylic Block, add a spritz of water, mix with a #2 paintbrush and tap the waterbrush onto the panel to create Gold Droplets. Keep repeating until you cover the panel. Let dry (it doesn’t take too long to dry). Adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colors and/or sentiment. For example color in the houses and change the sentiment to Congratulations on your new Home. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized Videos

Metallic toned cards

October 8, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again today with my October guest team member post. I am a big fan of white cardstock, because you can do so much with it. So this time I wanted to show you a simple idea how you can create different toned metallic shaded cards really easy with just a few steps.

Here is how this cards are done:

Step 1: Take the “Heart” background die and one or two “A Way With Words” word dies out. Take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and apply a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet onto the backside. Leave the foil on.
Step 2: Place the paper and the die cut dies into your die cutting machine and build a sandwich according to the instrucktions of your particular machine. Die cut 3 (or more) background pieces and as many sentiments as you have backgrounds.
Step 3: Now remove all negative elements from your white cardstock pieces.

Step 4: Place the die cut pieces on a kraft mat and apply a metallic paste with a blending brush in circular motion onto your die cut pieces. I used a pearl, a silver and a gold tone on the 3 cards I created and for the sentiments I tried to match each patterned paper tone, so I used bronze, pink and blue on those.
Step 5: Now adhere the tinted background pieces onto a patterned paper of your choice and adhere the sentiment on top. Decorate for example with half pearls, dimentional pearls or rhinestones. Finally, adhere to a card base.

This simple idea can be used with various background dies to add a little different look to your cards. The nice surface texture of the Soft Finish Cardstock also shows thru after tinting the paper which adds a really nice look to the cards.

I´ve again recorded a video to give you a better idea of the steps – hope you like it!

I hope you could inspire you to play more with your dies and white Soft Finish Cardstock. There are so many possibilities to add some color to it, this is just one of them.

I´ll be back with another card idea again next month! See you then.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Kaisercraft half pearls
Blending brush
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

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