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Make A Wish Mini Slimline Card

May 8, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. With the weather warming there is a lot of squirrels in my yard in the trees, grass and crossing on the fences. It gave me the inspiration for my card. Below is the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (cloud) using a scrap piece of Cardstock to use as a stencil. Place the diecut on the card front and apply ink to the edge. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. Move the diecut down and repeat until the end.

Step 3 – Diecut Slimline Adventure Edges (fence) using Kraft Cardstock and (grass) using Green Cardstock. Add some inks in brown to the fence and adhere to card front using Foam Tape. Stamp Once Upon A Time Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the middle of the grass diecut. Adhere to card over the fence using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Squirrel using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in using any medium of your choice. I used Copics. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue except for the arm and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Farm Accessories (sunflower and stem) using various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere with the Squirrel’s arm using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Once Upon A Time Accessories (cloud) using White Soft Finish and (sun) using yellow Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue for the sun and Foam Tape for the cloud.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Birthday Wishes Mini Slimline Card

April 19, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I am sharing a card I made using the Squirrel, Easter Basket and Farmer dies to create this sweet birthday wishes card. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimine)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (cloud) using a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil. Place on top of the card front. Ink up the edges. Once inked move the stencil down and ink. Repeat this step until you are 3/4” of the way down the card front.

Step 3 – Diecut Easter Basket (basket) using various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Squirrel using Kraft Cardstock. Add shading using ink or alcohol. I used Copics. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Easter Basket (flowers and leaf stems) using various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Farmer (hat) using color cardstock of your choice. Add Kid’s Choice Glue to the sides only. Slip the hat on the Squirrel. The hat can be easily removed.

Step 7 – Diecut Adventure Edges (grass) using Green Cardstock. Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on the grass layer created. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment and changing the colors of the flowers. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Squirrelly about Camping!

March 30, 2022

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<

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials

All About the Circles

March 25, 2022

Karen here today with a post that is all about the circles! I created a card using the Fitted and Stitched Circles and then was inspired to also create a Sidekick scrapbook page using them as well.

First up is a card using the Squirrel cut using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I cut the pieces “on top” using the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. Isn’t he just adorable! I used a combination of Distress Inks to color him including Kitsch Flamingo, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen and Tea Dye. I added random Stitched and Fitted Circles to create a lively card layout for him and added some twine and lace. The stamp is from the Life is Better on the Farm set. The acorn is colored with Copic markers.

I then was inspired to use circles in a Sidekick page journaling some fun I had at a basketball game. The team was losing, so I started taking pictures of the fun and colorful shoes. The page base and pink overlay is Sidekick Essentials 20. The “fab” die is in Planner Essentials 43, and the lettering is from Planner Essentials 37. As always, I added some reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2.

On the back of the page is more shoes and more circles! My guy met the guy with the shoes that were yellow and colorful, but unfortunately, I only noticed the shoes, so I can’t tell you who it was!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Inks, Copic, Lace, Twine, patterned cardstock

Joset Designs

Just To Say…

March 24, 2022

Hello all. Jackie here with today’s card made using the super cute squirrel and spring basket. The cute critter is holding a hidden message and although this card has been made for Mother’s Day you could easily adapt the sentiments for so many other occasions.

Step One:

Die cut and build the basket adding a little ink around the edges, Here I have used colour wild honey. Use a pink pencil on the stitched lines of the little cloth piece and add Blue tumbled glass ink around the edges.

Step Two:

Cut a handful of flowers using white card then ink them in three different colours, gently shape the flower before adding the circle centres die cut from brown card.

Step Three:

Cut a panel measuring 4 x 5.25″ and use the semi circle notch die to cut the notch into the top, then use the smallest slit die to cut a slit as shown in the photo.

Step Four:

Die cut the pull tab (the smaller one of the two) along with the corresponding slot part, glue the slot part to the reverse side of the prepared panel at about one third down from top. Ink the small arrow disc with yellow then fix to the top of the pull tab.

Step Five:

Die cut he basket again in to a scape piece of white card, use a few of the waste pieces from the basket as a prop for the squirrel to attach to, glue about 4 waste pieces together then fix inside the slit to the tab, be careful not to get glue on the other parts.

Step Six:

Ink around the panel edges with yellow ink. Die cut and build the squirrel adding brown ink around the edges and pink rosy cheeks, then attach the squirrel to the prop making sure not to get glue on any other parts. Fold the two edges of the tab pull behind and fix in place with a blob of glue.

Step Seven:

Add some strips of foam pad to the reverse side of the card panel ensuring they not interfere with the pull tab. Fix the panel to the front of a kraft card measuring 4.25 x 5.5.

Step Eight:

Draw a few black lines where the basket will sit then fix the basket in place over the squirrel using foam pads, you will only be able to fix a few on either side as the squirrel needs to be able to move out of the basket.

Step Eight

Trim a small piece of white card approximately 1 x 1.25″ write ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ then ink around the edges with blue ink and fix to the squirrel hands. Finish off by adding all the flowers.

Thank you for stopping by today I hope I have inspired you to have a go at the pull tabs.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Hello Cutie Mini Slimline Card

March 22, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Welcome back to another card inspriation. Today my card is featuring the adorable Squirrel die. It went great with some older product. Below is the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 6”. Diecut Adventure Edges (cloud die) to use as a stencil. Place it on top of the panel and apply ink to the edge using a Blender Brush. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Adventure Edges (mountain die) using Green Cardstock. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Diecut (grass die) using Lt. Green Cardstock (do not adhere now)

Step 4 – Diecut Forest Accessories using Kraft Cardstock for the tree stump, Cream/White/Red Cardstock for the mushrooms. Add some blending to the tree stump and adhere it and the mushrooms to the card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Squirrel using Kraft Cardstock to the Squirrel and acorns. Add some shading with markers of your choice. I used Copic Markers. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Easter Basket (flowers and leaf stem) assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Adhere the Grass Border created in Step 3 using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8 – Diecut Sentiments 2 Just Because using White Cardstock. Keep the diecut intack and place in a stamping Platform and stamp with matching sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. Sentiments 2 is no longer in the shop but you can use Sentiments 1 Celebration instead if you don’t have Sentiments 2.

This card can be used for many occasions by simply changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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