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Clean and simple cards with basic dies

July 9, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with another guest design team project. This card idea originated from a wish to have a die that could cut chevron type backgrounds, which I didn’t own. But then I figured, I actually could use my existing dies to create a chevron pattern as a card background. And while I die cut the “chevrons”, I had plenty of pieces left to create two more fun cards. So one basic idea led to a set of cards that I’m quite happy with.

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I first die cut “frames” with the Stitched Rectangles die set by using the largest and the third largest die from the set. This way I had a bigger frame than if I had used the next to largest with the biggest size. I picked yummy, summery pastel cardstock for die cutting. I also kept the stitched rectangle pieces for later. You will see how I used them on the two cards to follow.
Step 2: After die cutting the frames I then took a card base and arranged the corners onto it in such manner, that they formed a “chevron” and marked the edges with a pencil. This way it was easier to know where to cut later. After that I just adhered the piece onto the card base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Out of each frame I got two bigger parts for the chevron pattern and I also saved the smaller ones for the lower and the higher corners. So for this size of a card you only need 4 frames in total.

Step 3: After adhering all the corners onto the card base I took the Planner Essentials 21 “Note Pieces” set and die cut a focal point for the card from black cardstock.

Step 4: I then added a stamped and embossed sentiment using the Planner Essentials “Remember” stamp set with neon green embossing powder. After that I just adhered the sentiment with 3D foam onto the card to create more texture and interest. For finishing touches I added a few craft drops for decor. The residue pieces then let to the second card:

For this one I did the following steps with the residue papers I had left over from my first card:

Step 1 to 3: I placed the stitched rectangle cardstock pieces onto my die cutting machine and places a stitched oval die onto the middle of them and die cut 4 pieces to create the oval background piece for the next card. After that I took a leftover strip of the light blue cardstock and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto it and die cut two “Budding Florals” for the card.

I then adhered the flowers on place, applied some liquid adhesive and loose golden glitter onto the upper area of the buds and let that dry. After the adhesive was dry, I just tabbed the residue glitter off. For the sentiment I used the General Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder and a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with the Fitted Fishtail dies. Very easy, but still very colorful thanks to the multi-colored background piece. This then led to my last card project:

For this card I used the final stitched rectangle pieces, as shown in the steps here:

Step 1 to 3: I arranged the leftover pieces from the previous card onto the card base and cut them into size so that they filled the whole background. Then I die cut a focal piece from white cardstock using the Stitched Circles die cut die. I stamped and embossed a sentiment (using General Sentiments) and florals (using the Spring Fling stamp set) and golden as well as light green and pink embossing powders.

After embossing I inked the circle light yellow with Distress Ink. Next I die cut a piece of golden glitter carstock with the Scalloped stitched circle die to place under the sentiment piece and finished the focal piece off with some Fitted Fishtail dies.

So one idea led to a set of three fun cards and I basically worked with the same paper pieces from start to finish. Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at your basic dies to use them in a little different way! I´d love to see what kind of ideas you come up with. Wishing you a fabulous July and see you again next month with another card idea!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pink, black, light green, yellow and blue cardstock
Embossing powder by Ranger and American Crafts
Golden glitter cardstock
3D foam squares
Heat tool – Ranger
Loose golden glitter

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Love You Card

February 6, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love You Card.

To create my Love You Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Jost 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. From the Worn Wood Paper Pack, choose one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the three hearts die from the Entwined Hearts die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the three hearts again twice out of one of the previously used patterned papers. You’ll need a total of three white hearts and six of the patterned paper hearts.

Step Eight. From the Love & Hearts Collection Stamp Set, you’ll need the Love You sentiment, the plain heart and the two patterns that go inside of the plain heart. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Love You Sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the plain heart and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped heart. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Repeat the previous step for the other plain heart. Apply Milled Lavender Distress Ink to the Love you pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Apply Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the heart pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Fussy cut the hearts and sentiment out. Ink the edges of the hearts and sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Foam square the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished oval to the stitched oval.

Step Twelve. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the two embossed hearts to the middle of the stitched oval. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Love You sentiment to the bottom right side of the two hearts.

Step Thirteen. Use adhesive to adhere the nine hearts as desired on the card front.

Step Fourteen. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 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 Love You Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Quietfire Designs: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders and Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders
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Good Luck Card

June 6, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Good Luck Card.

To create my Good Luck Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as 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. Choose a piece of patterned paper. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the rectangle with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Step Two. Choose a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of the coordinating patterned paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the rectangle with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Choose a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of the coordinating patterned paper. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the frame with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Step Five. From the same piece of patterned paper that you’ve die cut the 3 1/2″ rectangle out of, die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Oval out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the oval. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the oval with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Step Six. Die cut the Good Luck sentiment out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Apply Emboss It Ink to a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Dilly Dilly Lavender Modern Gilding Powder on to the cardstock. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to another piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Armenian Pink Modern Gilding Powder on to the cardstock. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Die cut the Butterflies Spray from the Butterflies & Stars Spray out of the Dilly Dilly Lavender cardstock. Die cut the Butterflies Spray out of the Armenian Pink cardstock. You’ll need a total of nine lavender butterflies and ten pink butterflies.

Step Eight. 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 flourished oval frame to the stitched oval. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle. Adhere the Good Luck sentiment to the middle of the flourished oval frame.

Step Ten. Adhere the purple and pink butterflies as desired around the Good Luck sentiment and flourished oval frame.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. 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 Good Luck Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Quietfire Design: Modern Gilding Powder – Dilly Dilly Lavender and Armenian Pink
  • Graphic 45: Fairie Dust Collection – Daisy Chain, Tiny Toadstools and Moonlit Blooms
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
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Born With Greatness Card

September 21, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m excited to be sharing with you my Born with Greatness Card which features a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon!

See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding powder overtop. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the frame using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the Flourish Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three. From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut two medium butterflies and one small butterfly out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of one of the medium butterflies. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the entire surface of the other medium and small butterflies.

Step four. Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the Relax in Garden Paper Pack from ModaScrap. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the backside of one of the pattern papers, die cut the 2 1/2″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the “Born with Greatness” stamp from the Soar Collection stamp set and stamp onto the middle of the oval. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ stitched rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the flourished oval frame to the stitched oval. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the medium blue butterfly to the top right corner of the flourished oval. Adhere the medium pink and small blue butterfly to the bottom left corner of the flourished oval.

Step Ten. To finish your card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Born with Greatness Card.

Katelyn

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Quietfire Designs/Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Modern Gilding Powders – Dragon Berry
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
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Christmas Stamp Collection: Baby It’s Cold Outside

December 8, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you still working on your holiday cards?  I have a card today that is easy to make and has beautiful results.  The card features stamps from the lovely Christmas Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon.  The set contains so many sweet and timeless stamps that can be used this year and in years to come.  Let’s dive into the instructions!

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Photo Christmas Card

August 15, 2018

Hello friends and welcome, it’s Sandy here with a fun project for you today.  Although it is hotter than blue blazes here in Arizona I have been thinking about the holiday season.  With all the great new dies from Joset’s recent release I just couldn’t stop thinking about Christmas and some cool snow flakes.   If you like to incorporate photos in your cards for the holidays I have just the thing for you and would you believe it folds down flat for mailing?

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Merry Christmas Card

December 22, 2017

 

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry Christmas Card. Christmas is only three days away and if you need a last minute Christmas card, this card is a perfect option. Using the Festive Glow Die from Becky Seddon, the Stitched Ovals Dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and some Christmas patterned paper from ModaScrap this card came together quickly. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

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Send It With Style

December 15, 2017

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here today from the Coloring Team. My last few posts have been showcasing all the holiday stamps and matching dies. Today I wanted to share a non-holiday card. I work in the fashion industry and I was so excited when I saw Krista Schneider’s Fashion collection. This is perfect to send to my colleagues as well as anyone who loves fashion. Below are the steps to replicate this card.

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Congratulations Card – Love in a Mist

October 25, 2017

 

Hello Friends, Piyanki here with  a new project using some brand new Susan’s Garden dies. The collection is fun , creative and as always immensely intricate to give your flowers the perfect shape and natural look. For today’s post I have chosen the Garden Notes –  “Love in a Mist” (Nigella Damascena) die set. First the name fascinated me and then when I researched a little about the flower, it blooms in the color blue. For a long time I have not created any flower in blue so went for it at once.

Love in a Mist is a common name for “Nigella”. The ferny , fennel like foliage makes it look all the more interesting. With the die set you have the perfect dies for the foliage which will add the natural look once you assemble the flowers. I chose to create my flowers blue for my card, however you can find these flowers in a variety of different colors.

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