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Hello Sunshine

March 29, 2020

We can all use a little sunshine in our lives right now. It’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I just received my ECD Watercolors in the mail and had to use them right away. I am not a watercolor artist by any stretch of the imagination, I’m a crafter. That being said, I had lots of fun creating this card and love how bright and sunny it is.

There are some fun details to share with you – so let’s get started!

I began with the ECD Watercolor Paper. It is 4″ wide so it’s perfect for an A2 card.

I put the paper in my Misti tool and placed this lovely background stamp where I wanted it. The stamp is much bigger than the paper so it was positioned where I have the images I want. The stamp was inked up with VirsaMark ink and stamped. I added white embossing powder then heat set it.

Since I’m new to watercolor, I had to go out to the garage and find a board that would work. I found an old shelf from a wall unit we no longer have so it was perfect for this use. The shelf is laminated – so it’s great for watercolor. The paper was taped to the board in order to keep it flat. OK, ready to go!

The watercolor set comes with a water brush so mixing up the paint couldn’t be easier. I simply dropped some water on the color. The only extra thing I needed was a piece of paper towel. I covered the entire embossed image with pink and then dropped a little yellow here and there. Then came the hardest part, waiting for it to become completely dry.

Once the background was dry, I began painting the additional colors on the flowers and leaves. When adding the additional colors, you will see how the pink and yellow base coat combines with the new colors. Then once again, wait for it to dry.

While my watercolor panel was drying I gathered up the rest of the card elements. I made the base of the A2 card by cutting a panel from a pretty yellow cardstock that was 5.5″ by 8.5″ and then scored down the center. Using the Rounded Stitched Rectangles – a white panel and then the watercolor panel was cut. “hello sunshine” was stamped and then cut with the Stitched Fishtail Banner die set. Now all we need is easy assembly for a bright and sunny card.

Once everything was dry, some clear ECD Craft Drops were added. Weather you are an artist or crafter, this watercolor set is something you will want to add to your supplies.

Thanks for joining me today,

Sandy

Products Used:

Watercolor Palette

Watercolor Paper

Spring Sentiments

Stitched Fishtail Banners

Stitched Rounded Rectangles

Soft Finish Cardstock

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Oceans Of Joy Card

March 16, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a card to share with you using the Mermaid, Whale and Ocean Edges Dies to create this Oceans of Joy card. Below are the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Adventure Edges using scrap piece of cardstock (Clouds die). Place the diecut on the Blue Cardstock and apply White Ink using a blender brush to the edges. This will create clouds.

Step 3 – Diecut Ocean Edges using Vellum. Adhere to the sides edges of the Blue Cardstock created from Step 2. Adhere the entire panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut and assemble Whale and adhere to the card in between top and second layer wave using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut and assemble Mermaid and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Stamp Splish Splash sentiment to White Soft Finish Cardstock using Black Ink. Diecut Diagonal Fishtail Banner to the sentiment created. Trim the right side and adhere to the card.

Step 8 – For added interest and sparkle apply Craft Drops Transparent Crystal to the Star on the Mermaid’s Hair Band. While wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter Warm Diamond. Let Dry.

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

Tina

Inspiration from the Design Team Scrapbooking

Simple Christmas Layout For The New Year!

January 12, 2020

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

Step 4 – assemble and add your title!

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Adorable

September 18, 2019

Good morning! Laura here with you today to show you a layout I created for Els of her grandson –– he is adorable!

To create this layout:

I used various papers: ModaScrap’s Wood Effect Paper for the background and Blue Cotton Candy for the accent pieces and title piece.

Step 1 – Using your accent papers Die cut – 2 stitched circles – your choice of size and cut one in half, a stitched fishtail with accent paper  and one using the card paper of the blue cotton candy to create your title, kaleidoscope background, the tag part of the planner essentials 11, the largest die in Planner Essentials 8, the heart from Love Struck, a border from Valentines Edges,  the circle and tree from the Love Life Tag  and two stitched rectangles.

Step 2 – apply a double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of Soft Finish cardstock and die cut the following – 2 edges from the Valentines Edges, a circle from the Love Life Tag, and a banner set from the celebration flags.  Peel off one backing and apply midnight blue silk microfine glitter from the Beach Palette set. Rub the pieces with your fingers to bring out the sparkle

Step 3 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by! See the full product list below.

Laura

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Have A Magical Day Card

July 10, 2019

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card features the super adorable Parrot Die from Joset Designs. I used Alcohol Markers to color him to add shading and dimension. Below you will find the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame-It Stitched Rectangles and Dashing Rectangles using Patterned Paper to create a Pop-Up Frame. Trim Solid Patterned Paper a little larger than the diecut Frame created (about 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″). Adhere the trimmed Patterned Paper to the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the Frame using Foam Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Parrot using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in each piece using Alcohol Markers. I used Tri-Blends. (or you can diecut using colored cardstock) Assemble the parrot using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment (I used Have A Magical Day) using Versamark Ink on the same Patterned Paper that I used for inside my frame. Sprinkle some Black Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners using the sentiment created. After you pass it in the die take out the diecut and turn it around and diecut again. This will create a fishtail on both ends. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere clear gems randomly to the front of card.

This card can be used for lots of occasions by changing the patterned paper, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Have a wonderful day and see you again soon.

Tina

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Create Your Own Water-Habit Tracker Page

June 20, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Water – Habit Tracker Page for inside my planner for the month of June.

To create my habit tracker page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials and Els van de Burgt Studio. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Start by die cutting the planner page out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from the Planner Essentials – 9 die. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance Rosebud, Aquamarine and Jade powder over the page. Spritz the page with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the honeycomb stamp and stamp randomly on the page. Repeat the previous step for stamping the honeycomb eight more times. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 1,2,3,4,5 label from the Planner Labels die out of Kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Habit Tracker stamp and stamp onto the kraft cardstock label. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Weekly Stamp and stamp onto a piece of Soft White Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step with stamping the Weekly Stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock, making sure to leave a bit of room in between each Weekly word. Using the 3/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner, die cut each Weekly word out. Use a black gel pen to add the dates on each weekly banner. Ink the edges of the banners and label out of Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Water tracking stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step eleven more times on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the squares using Black Soot Distress Ink. Colour in the water drops for the water that has been consumed.

Step 4. Adhere the Habit Tracker label 3/8″ above the page. Adhere the Weekly banners as desired on the page.

Step 5. Adhere three of the water drop squares under each weekly banner.

Step 6. To finish off the page, use a white gel pen to highlight some of the edges of the honeycombs.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Water – Habit Tracker Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Magenta Nuance: Aquamarine, Rosebud and Jade
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
  • White Gel Pen
  • Kraft Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Let The Adventure Begin Card

May 30, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let the Adventure Begin Card which features Joset Design’s awesome new release.

To create this card, I’ve used some new dies from Joset Designs, dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. From the Dashing Squares die, you’ll need the 4 3/4″ and 5 1/4″ dies. Die cut the 4 3/4″ Dashing Square out of light kraft cardstock. Die cut the 5 1/4″ Dashing Square out of a piece of patterned paper from the Magic Mountain Paper Pack. Ink the edges of both squares using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. Die cut the 3/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner out of light kraft cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4″. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Let the Adventure Begin sentiment and stamp onto the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. From the Camping Accessories die, die cut the elements for the back pack out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the back pack. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the pockets and handle. Adhere the pockets and the handle to the backpack. Use a black gel pen to draws dashes or a line on the pockets.

Step 4. From the Camping Accessories die, die cut the flames and logs out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flames. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the logs. Adhere the two flames together. Adhere the logs together in a “X”. Adhere the flames to the middle of the logs.

Step 5. The last element that needs to be die cut from the Camping Accessories die is the lantern. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the light part of the lantern. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the lantern. Adhere the light to the inside of the lantern.

Step 6. From the Tent die, die cut all the elements out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the tent. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the poles. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface of the tent picks. For the inside tent piece, just draw a dotted line down the middle of the triangle.

Step 7. Adhere the triangle to the back of the tent, where the opening is. Use a piece of adhesive tape to adhere the flaps down to the tent. Adhere the poles to the side of the tent.

Step 8. Adhere the 4 3/4″ dashing square to the 5 1/4″ dashing square. Adhere the Let the Adventure Begin banner 1/8″ from the bottom of the 5 1/4″ dashing square. Make sure the banner sits all the way to the right hand side of the 5 1/4″ dashing square.

Step 9. Foam square the tent 1 1/8″ from the bottom and all the way to the top of the 4 3/4″ dashing square. Adhere the tent picks to the bottom of the poles.

Step 10. Adhere the fire to the left hand side of the 4 3/4″ dashing square, the flame will sit slightly overtop of the tent.

Step 11. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the backpack to the right hand side of the tent. Use adhesive and foam square to adhere the light to the left of the back pack. The lantern will sit slightly on the backpack. Cut a cardbase from a piece of light kraft cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. Roll the corners up in the top right and bottom left of the squares. Adhere the card front to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let the Adventure Begin Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Hickory Smoke and Peeled Paint
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
  • Light Kraft Cardstock
Joset Designs

Heard You Had A Ruff Day Card

May 29, 2019

Hi Everyone, It’s Tina here. I am so excited to share with you a card I made using the new release from Joset Designs. More character dies!!! There is a dog, cat, elephant, parrot and hippo along with a tent, camping accessories, fire accessories, hats, dog house and 2 stamp sets. Oh my! Below you will find the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges using a scrap piece of cardstock. Use it as a stencil to create the clouds by applying ink on the edges. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Grass.

Step 3 – Apply Ink to a piece of White Soft Finish cardstock using an Ink Applicator. I used Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. Diecut Adventure Edges to the inked cardstock. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Dog using White Soft Finish Cardstock for all the pieces except the nose and eyes. For eyes and nose use Black Cardstock. Color in the pieces using colors of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Distress Oxide Walnut Stain for the ears and spots and Antique Linen for the body and legs. Assemble all the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Use a black fine tip marker for the mouth and detail on the paws.

Step 5 – Diecut Dog House using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Distress Ink Vintage Photo directly to the dog house swiping up and down to create a texture. For the rest of the pieces apply ink using an ink applicator. I used Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany for the roof and door frame and the door in Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Adhere the door to the card at the bottom center then adhere the dog house with the dog back paws inside the opening using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Cat using White Soft Finish for all the pieces except for the nose and whiskers. Use Black Cardstock for the nose and whiskers. I also diecut the eyes from the dog dieset. Color in the pieces using colors of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Weathered Wood for the head, body, outer ears and legs. Distress Oxide Tainted Rose for under the nose area, inner ears and paws. Assemble all the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Use a black fine tip marker for the mouth and detail on the paws. Before assembling the leg on the right add the bone from the from the Dog House dieset. For the eyes I used the circle as the color and the dog eyes for the oval centers you see in cats. Adhere to card on top of the dog house using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 – Stamp sentiment using Black Ink on White Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners to the sentiment and adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment. I used a puny sentiment to show that the cat was teasing the dog. Below is a link to all the products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Products Used:
Joset Designs Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Learning to Ride!

May 25, 2019

Good morning! Laura here with you today and I am happy to share with you a fun and summery layout!

To create this project:

Step 1: Die cut 24 of the second smallest Stitched Fishtails

Step 2: Die cut 18 varying sizes of stitched circles

Step 3: Die cut one 3″ and two 2″ stars and score them to make a barn star

Step 4: Trim your paper to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 and adhere to the soft finish white cardstock

Step 5: Adhere all your elements onto your paper and use 3D adhesive foam dots on some of the elements to create dimension

Here are some details:

Thank you for stopping by!

Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Creating Pages For Your Monthly Calendar And Important Dates

March 19, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my March Calendar and Important Dates Tag.

Have you seen the new release from Esther Glass for the Planner Essentials Line? Well, both pages feature some of the new products that are now available from the new release! On top of using the new Planner Essentials release from Esther Glass, I’ve used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

To start, I will share with you how to recreate my March Calendar Page.

Step 1. Die cut the Planner Page from the Planner Essentials 3 set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Jade Magenta Nuance Powder over 1/4 of the way from the top of the page. Spritz with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Monthly stamp from the Bullet Journaling 3 stamp set and stamp onto the tab of the page. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the ‘XXX’ stamp and stamp in the bottom left and top right corner of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3. From the Blackboard Alphabet Die, die cut the word March out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 4. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the page. Adhere the March word to where the magenta nuance is. Place the Sun. to Sat. stamps, from the Schedule stamp set, onto a stamp block. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week and stamp underneath the March word.

Step 5. To finish the page, add the corresponding numbers underneath the days on the calendar as well as add black markings around the March word.

With your March Calendar Page done, I will share with you how to recreate my Important Dates Tag.

Step 1. Start by die cutting the tag from the Planner Essentials 7 die out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letter stamp, from the Patterns 2 stamp set, stamp off onto a piece of scrap paper and then stamp onto to your tag randomly. Repeat the previous step six more times to your tag. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the square pattern twice out of black cardstock. Cut the two pieces up into four pieces.

Step 4. From the Stitched Fishtail Banners, die cut the 3/8″ banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the notched side of the die, 2 7/8″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Die cut the 3/4″ banner out of a scrap piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Paper Pack. Place the notched side of the die, 3 1/2″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Important stamp, from the Bullet Journaling 2 stamp set and stamp onto the white banner. Ink the edges of the important and patterned paper banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. From the Retro Labels stamp set, you’ll need nine of the labels. Next, you’ll need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to four of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the labels. Write on each label as desired. Ink the edges of all the labels using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 6. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the tag page.

Step 7. Adhere the square patterned pieces as desired on the tag.

Step 8. Adhere the Important banner to the patterned paper banner. Foam square the patterned paper banner to the top portion of the tag.

Step 9. To finish the tag, adhere the labels as desired.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my March Calendar Page and Important Dates Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Magenta Nuance: Jade
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Mister
  • Twine
  • Black Pen
  • Kraft Cardstock
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