Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Rainbows have a new meaning these days. Did you know if you have circle dies you can make rainbows? Two of them. Below are the steps to create your own Sending You XOXO card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a horizontal card. (A2)
Step 2 – Place 7 circle dies evenly spaced on top of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” with removable tape. Diecut. Colour in rainbow colours using alcohol markers. Use tape on the backside to hold all the pieces together and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Trim the access.
Step 3 – Diecut Sea Weed (the chest and accessories). Assemble the chest and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 4 – Diecut Peek-A-Boo Love Set and Entwined Heart (all the little hearts) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour in various shades of red using Alcohol Markers. Adhere to the chest and some floating ones using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 5 – Stamp Bear Hugs sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on White Soft Finish Cardstock. I did some stamp surgery by using Sending You A Bear Hug Stamp and using removable tape to cover A Bear Hug. I inked the stamp and removed the tape.
Step 6 – Diecut Diagonal Stitched Fishtails using the sentiment created from Step 5. Trim the left side and adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Hello, It’s Sandy Diller here. Today I have a special project to share with you. We recently received a nice note and photo from our grandson who is attending college in Washington State. He told us about his studies to become a physical therapist and about his extracurricular activities. I thought this was something special and wanted to give the photo a place of honor in our home. So proud of him. Even though we are all currently staying home and students are doing online classes – I thought this was appropriate at graduation time.
Let’s get started on today’s project!
I am fortunate to have an older die that cuts a large rosette but if you do not have a die – this rosette can be easily made by hand. To make the rosette using a die you will need two pieces of 12″ X 12″ cut in half. To make the rosette by hand, cut 4 pieces of cardstock 12″ X 4.75″ and then scored every half inch along the 12″ side. Then fold each score line like an accordion, first valley, then mountain folds until each is folded. The die I used made a decorative edge so if you are making yours by hand, it will have a straight edge.
I began with the beautiful Rainbow Bark paper from ModaScrap.
Join all pieces together as shown above.
When all pieces are joined, you will have a funny looking ring like the one above. To make the rosette (shown below) push the outside edges down while gently pushing the bottom edges to the inside.
It will want to pop up if you let go of it so you may need some help here. I always get my husband to come in and hold down the edges while I glue. I like making two circles, one for the front and one a little larger for the back. Add the glue to the center of the rosette and place one circle into the glue. I like to use hot glue to hold it together but you can use any kind of glue, just know that you will need to hold it down until the glue dries. I discovered that it is helpful to use a large round container to hold it in place while you get the folds spread out evenly and ready to glue. It still needs to be held down until the glue cools or dries. I don’t cook but I found a container in my kitchen that worked great.
Cut out all the elements that you want on your rosette and begin to assemble. When I had all my elements added I decided to add some transparent Craft Drops for texture. For the final touch I stamped “Follow Your Dreams” from the Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.
Congratulations to all the 2020 grads – Stay safe and healthy,
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Bloom Card.
To create my card, I’ve used a variety of the new dies and stamps from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.
Step One. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Story Telling stencil to the left hand side of the square and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife as much or as little as desired. Once the paste has dried, distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Square out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. Die cut a 2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the circle down to 1 1/2″. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of a piece of patterned paper. Cut the circle down to 1 1/4″. Distress the edges of the circles. Ink the edges of the circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/2″. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Bloom sentiment from the A Field of Flowers stamp set and stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. Die cut the Mandala out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the Mandala down to 2 1/2″.
Step Six. Die cut the Blooming Branch from the Blooming Branches die and die cut the branch out of cream cardstock.
Step Seven. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the film strip out of a piece of black cardstock. Trim the filmstrip down to 3 1/8″.
Step Eight. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the arrow strip out of a piece of pattern paper. Ink the edges of the strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Nine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower branch from the First Sights of Spring stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour paper. Colour the flower branch using the Watercolor Palette and a waterbrush. Fussy cut the flower branch out.
Step Ten. Cut a small piece of cheesecloth.
Step Eleven. Adhere the 4 1/4″ stitched square to the 4 3/4″ stitched square.
Step Twelve. Adhere the mandala to the left hand side of the 4 1/4″ stitched square. Adhere the 1 3/4″ stitched circle to the middle of the mandala. Adhere the 1 1/4″ stitched circle to the 1 3/4″ stitched circle.
Step Thirteen. Staple the arrow strip to the film strip in two sections as desired. Adhere the bloom fishtail 1/2″ from the bottom and 1″ from the left of the 4 1/4″ square. The fishtail will sit slightly underneath the circles. Adhere the arrow strip and film strip to the middle of the circles.
Step Fourteen. Adhere the cheesecloth to the middle of the arrow strip and films trip. Adhere the bloom branch to the middle of the cheesecloth.
Step Fifteen. Foam square the flower branch as desired overtop of the bloom branch.
Step Sixteen. To finish the card, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Bloom Card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Blending Tool with Foam
Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Cream Cardstock, Mini Stapler and Cheesecloth
Good morning! Laura with you today! Over the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to spend some time in Punt Cana and we had family photos taken – where else but on the beach of course!
I do not normally create blog posts with specific items but to create this layout you will need a few specific items 1 12×12 sheet of patterned paper and few pieces for die cutting and flower making (I used Ciao Bella Codex – Leonardo) 1 sheet of photo paper 4 – 5 colorant powders (I used Brusho in terracotta, turquoise, Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and Dark brown) dies – favorite flower die (I used small flower die, bunch of flowers, large flower) your favorite circle die (I used stitched circles), stitched fishtails, and planner essentials 11 scraps of cardboard ink and glue
To create this layout: 1 – take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photos paper and cut it in half. Spray with water then add your color powders and spray with water again. Continue adding powders and water until you are satisfied with the results then heat set with your heat gun
Step 2 – using your stitched fishtails and the colorful photo paper you just created, die cut your desired size of fishtails ( I used the second smallest). Die cut enough t fit across the page – I used 10 then ink the edges Step 3 – using your favorite flower dies die cut, ink edges and assemble 8 flowers. Step 4 – using your favorite circle die die cut 3 circles in sizes of your choice. Then cut into a spiral and ink the edges the roll into a flower
Step 5 – die cut one large circle in a silhouette, cut the center circle in half then ink both the silhouette circle and the two half circles. Step 6 – die cut two torn ledger pieces (tear ends off to make them more grungy looking) and one of the the ledger pieces from planner essential 11 Step 7 – tear pieces of cardboard and ink the edges
Step 8 – ink the edges of your 12×2 paper Step 9 – adhere everything together then add your title
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!
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.
Good morning! Laura here today to share a simple and quick layout to help you scrapbook your Christmas photos! I also have a couple of tips for you toady. Here’s the first one: *tip 1 – all those gorgeous Christmas papers may be a little busy for your style – turn them over and use the other side to coordinate with your favorite ‘busy’ side so the papers don’t clash
To create this layout:
Step 1 – gather 3 sheets of patterned paper – and tear across one sheet at about 8 1/5 inches or 22cm, second sheet tear the bottom off at about 3 inches or 8 cm, then adhere to the your third full sheet Step 2 – create a photo mat with a torn side about 2 inches bigger than your photo Step 3 – die cut 3 fitted fishtails, celebration flags and your 2 large and 4 small of my favorite poinsettia die and assemble
*tip 2 – You can use your favorite shape die – I used my stitched circle die – to cut out elements from your Christmas paper to use as embellishments
Good morning! Laura here today! It is very cold here right now and I am missing the heat of summer! Since it is winter and I can’t actually enjoy the summer right now I did the next best thing and created a summer layout!
To create this layout:
Step 1) Cut your papers, 1 at 12×12, 1 at 10×12 and 1 at 11×12 then ink the edges and assemble Step 2) Die cut 4 circles of varying sizes. I used 5 1/4, 4 1/4, 2 3/4 and 2 1/4 in the stitched circles
Step 3) Die cut one sand castle and one palm tree then ink and assemble
Step 4) Die cut two tags and ink the edges – I used the tag from the planner essentials 7 Step 5 ) Die cut the filmstrip from planner essentials filmstrip
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my Let your Heart be Light Wall Hanging, which features the brand new collection of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio.
See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step One. Die cut all the pieces from the Flourish Holly die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the berries. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flourished holly and single see through holly. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of the two holly leaves.
Step Two. From the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the ornament and sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Three. Die cut the snowflake three times from the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Four. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Five. Choose two patterned papers that coordinate. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the paper. From the other patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of both pieces. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Six. Apply Candied Apple Distress Ink to the Let your Heart sentiment from the Let Your Heart be Light stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the sentiment out using the 2″ Stitched Circle.
Step Seven. To support the wall hanging, cut a piece that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ out of thicker cardstock or a bingo card. Ink the edges of the piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eight. Adhere the 4″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ base. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ stitched rectangle. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.
Step Nine. Adhere the three snowflake randomly on the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.
Step Ten. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle to the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.
Step Twelve. Adhere the flourished holly together. Adhere the assembled flourished holly to the top of the ornament.
Step Thirteen. To finish the wall hanging, add a piece of twine to the back of the wall hanging.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Heart be Light Wall Hanging.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint
Blending Tool with Foam
Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
Misc: Twine, Bingo Card and Christmas Patterned Paper
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m excited to be sharing with you my Love you to the Moon & Back Tag which features a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from the Planner Essentials and Els van de Burgt Studio.
See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two. Place the Butterflies & Stars stencil on the tag and using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink through the stencil. Move the stencil as desired around the tag and blend ink through it.
Step Three. Die cut the Ornament from the Love, Joy & Peace Ornament out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the top portion of the ornament off.
Step Four. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply a sticky note a 1/8″ in on the left hand side of the stitched circle. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Moon & Back sentiment from the Soar Collection stamp set and stamp in the middle of the circle. Make sure that the majority of the moon gets stamped onto the sticky note.
Step Five. Die cut the Star spray from the Butterflies & Stars Sprays out of a piece of Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need seven stars from the spray.
Step Six. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle to the right hand side of the tag.
Step Seven. Adhere the three of the stars around the Moon & Back sentiment. Adhere the other four stars as desired on the tag.
Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine to the top of the tag.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love you to the Moon & Back Tag.