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Clean and simple cards with basic fitted dies

April 7, 2021

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another card tutorial share. Today I wanted to show you how you can use the basic fitted/nesting dies to create colorful, yet simple, card backgrounds in just a few simple steps.

You only need a selection of basic fitted dies (for exampe rectangles, stars, hexacons or squares), a stamp set and a selection of colored cardstock. I chose to do a more monochromatic pattern on the above cards, but you could do more variation by picking all colours of the rainbow for a background. Here is how these cards were done:

Step 1: Pick three colours of cardstock in similar tones (I used grey, teal and blue tones). Then pick three of the smaller sized nesting Stitched Rectangles and die cut two pieces each with the smaller dies from the cardstock and one bigger sized piece.

Step 2: Arrange the pieces onto a card base and adhere them on place with Clear Double Sided Tape. Flip the card over and cut any excess pieces with scissors.

Step 3: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a sentiment with the “Build Your Own Sentiment 1” stamp set using embossing ink and fine white embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool and adhere the sentiment onto the card with 3D foam pads. For additional detail you can add some embossed stars around the sentiment and a few Craft Drops, if you want to.

Here are some variations on you can do using other fitted dies – I used the Stitched Hexacons and Stitched Stars:

As you can see, by changing the color combination and the dies or the sentiments, you can create cards for various occations using the same basic idea!

I´ve also recorded the steps for you, so you get a better idea of each and every step:

I hope I could inspire you to make some fun card backgrounds with your nesting dies!! See you again next month with another card idea!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Heat Tool – Ranger Inc.
Embossing ink – Nuvo
Embossing Powder , white – Ranger Inc.
3D foam pads – Scrapbook Adhesives

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite

March 6, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite.

To create my You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my invite at home.

Step One. Start by choosing a couple of pieces of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 4 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the other patterned paper.

Step Two. From the Big Balloon Die, die cut the balloon once out of Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. Choose another piece of coordinating patterned paper and die cut the balloon out again.

Step Three. Using the balloon die, die cut the string out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the You’re Invited die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Little Ones die, die cut the plain onesie out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the onesie with the heart on it out of another piece of coordinating patterned paper.

Step Six. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Something Special sentiment from the You’re Invited Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into a strip.

Step Seven. Foam square the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the patterned paper ballon to the plain blue ballon, making sure that you can see a bit of the blue. Adhere the string to the bottom of the balloon.

Step Nine. Adhere the balloon to the top left corner of the 4 1/2″ rectangle. Trim the string on the balloon so that it ends at the bottom of the 4 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the You’re Invited to the middle of the balloon as desired.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Step Twelve. Adhere the patterned paper onesie to the plain onesie. Adhere the onesie to the middle inside of the card.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the Something Special sentiment to the bottom portion of the onesie.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my You’re Invited Baby Shower Invite.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Echo Park Paper: Welcome Baby Boy Patterned Paper Pack
Joset Designs

Smile Fairy

February 9, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Smile Fairy Card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed for the fairy, a butterfly and a cloud background from white Soft Finish Cardstock using dies from the Fairy 1 and Once upon a Time Accessories sets

Step 2: Adding Color and Assembly

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Inks and a Blending Brush
  • assemble the fairy and the butterfly

Step 3: Setting the Scene

  • cut out a stitched panel from smooth white cardstock using one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • create a cloud background with the help of a cloud stencil and Distress Ink
  • die cut some hills and a grass border using the Adventure Edges and Adventure Edges 2 sets
  • add extra shading with Distress Ink

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • adhere the elements to the background
  • die cut the Smile sentiment and color it with Distress Ink
  • add a strip of patterned paper to left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase
  • adhere a little gem stone on top of the “i”

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
patterned paper
green cardstock
kraft cardstock
Distress Ink (Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, tea Dye)

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Remember the Now Planner Page

January 10, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Remember the Now Planner Page.

To create my Remember the Now Planner Page, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner page at home.

Step One. You’ll need to choose five pieces of coordinating winter patterned papers. From the Planner Essentials 28 – Globe die, die cut the page out of one of the patterned papers. Ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Next, you’ll need the doily reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 2. Die cut the doily reinforcements once out of a second piece of patterned paper. You’ll need a total of six reinforcements. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Planner Essentials 8 die, you’ll need the ragged edge die. Flip the first patterned paper over and die cut the ragged edge die out of the paper. Cut the edge down to 7″. Ink the edges of the edge using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die, you’ll need the 2 5/8″ note piece and 2 7/8″ note piece. Die cut the 2 5/8″ note piece out of the third piece of patterned paper. Die cut the 2 7/8″ note piece out of the fourth piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Reminiscence Book, you’ll need a piece of cream paper and a piece of dark green paper. From the Planner Essentials 16 – Christmas Tree Page, you’ll need to the two full trees. Die cut one of the trees out of the cream paper. Die cut the other tree out of the dark green paper. Ink the edges of the trees using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Now, you’ll need the two matching arrows from the Planner Essentials 29 – Directions die. Die cut one of the arrows out of the dark green paper. Die cut the other arrow out of the second piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of both arrows using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures die, you’ll need both trees. Die cut the cut out tree out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the plain tree out of a piece of green paper from the Reminiscence Book. Apply Emboss It Ink to the cut out tree. Sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the cut out tree. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the plain tree using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Choose a label from the Planner Labels die. Die cut the label out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to the Remember the Now stamp from the Planner Essentials – Remember Stamp Set and stamp on the left hand side of the label. Ink the edges of the label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle die out of of the photo.

Step Eleven. Adhere the doily reinforcements over the circles on the page.

Step Twelve. Foam square the fishtail 1 1/4″ from the left and 1″ from the top of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the ragged edge piece 1 1/2″ from the right and 1/2″ from the top of the page.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the 2 5/8″ note piece 1 3/8″ from the top and 3/4″ from the left. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the 2 7/8″ note piece 1/8″ from the right and 2 3/4″ from the top of the page. Adhere the green arrow 1 1/4″ from the top and 1 1/2″ from the right of the page. Adhere the cutout tree to the plain tree. Use adhesive and foam squares Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the tree slightly over the right hand side and 1 1/8″ from the top of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the photo 1 5/8″ from the top and 1/2″ from the right of the page. Adhere the Remember the Now label 1/8: from the right and 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Fifteen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the two trees to the right of the Remember the Now sentiment on the label. Adhere the other arrow underneath the Remember the Now label as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Remember the Now Planner Page at home and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Chipped Sapphire
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
  • Echo Park Paper: Winter Market Paper Pack
  • Misc: Black Journaling Pen

Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

Mandala Christmas

November 30, 2020

Hey Everyone! It’s EK and I created two Christmas cards today using a bit of spring flavor. I just adore Mandala’s and was wondering if I could make it Charlene and Isle’s Spring Flower Mandala stencil work for a holiday card. So it turns out, you can.

Step One: Securely lay the Spring Flower Mandala stencil over a piece of trimmed watercolor paper.

Step Two: Spray several coordinating ink colors over the stencil. I used Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Spray. Before lifting the stencil up, take a second piece of trimmed watercolor paper over the extra ink.

Step Three: Carefully life the stencil and let both pieces of watercolor paper dry. You get with this technique both a positive and negative print of the stencil.

Step Four: Die cut both pieces of watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set dies.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to an A2 cardframe.

Step Six: Using both a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, stamp images from both Oh the Joy of Christmas and Christmas Garden with alcohol ink friendly ink.

Step Seven: Color the images with alcohol ink. I used copics.

Step Eight: Fussy cut the images out.

Step Nine: Using both 6mm and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the stamped images onto one of the cards.

Step Ten: Stamp a sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set onto the card using both red and black ink.

Step Eleven: Finish the card using both Pearl Olive and Pearl Rose Craft Drops.

Step Twelve: Repeat steps nine through eleven using the other images and card.

Let us know in the comments below if you think the Spring Flower Mandala worked as a Christmas Card. Until then, happy crafting!


Scrapbooking

Summer

November 11, 2020

Good morning!
Laura here today to share a summer layout!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Using your favorite ECD papers (I used Summer Art) have one 12″x12″ or 30cm x 30cm paper, trim another to 3″x6″ or 7.5cm x 15.25cm, and trim one more 4″x 7.25″ or 10.15cm x 18.5 cm, and one at .75″x 6″ or 2cm x 15.25cm Ink all the edges of the papers
Step 2 – using coordinating cardstock die cut 4 silhouetted circles of varies sizes using your favorite ECD circle die (I used stitched circles) and 3 silhouetted rectangles and 1 full rectangle of various sizes (I used stitched rectangles)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 9 of your favorite ECD flowers (I used Florals 2, and florals 3)
Step 4 – Die cut 1 film strip, 2 small filmstrip from Planner Essentials 24, one dragonfly and the summer word and shadow from the Summer Art set from coordinating cardstock. Ink all the edges.

Step 5 – Mat your photo
Step 6 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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

Smile Tag

September 29, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Smile Tag.

To create my Smile Tag, I’ve used a couple of the dies from the new Paper Flower Collection as well as a die 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 tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tag & Toppers die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the tag using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Die cut a 2″ Stitched Rectangle out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. You’ll need the small fitted circle and the small stitched circle from the Pizza Box die. Flip the patterned paper over that you just used and die cut the small stitched circle out of it. Die cut the small fitted circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the two circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Ginkgo die, you’ll need two of the single ginkgo leaves and the ginkgo leaves bunch out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of all of the leaves.

Step Five. From the Words 2 – Thinking of You die, die cut the Smile word out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the word.

Step Six. Adhere the stitched rectangle to the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere the fitted circle to the stitched circle. Use foam squares on the left hand side of the stitched circle and adhere 1/2″ from the bottom and 5/8″ from the left of the tag.

Step Eight. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the ginkgo leaves around the circles on the tag as desired.

Step Nine. Adhere the smile word to the circle as desired.

Step Ten. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Smile Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso and Mowed Lawn
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Twine
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

See Possibility Everywhere

September 15, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step-by-step tutorial for this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • use Alcohol Inks (Aqua, Turquoise) and an Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry) to create a background on Yupo
  • cut out your favorite spot with one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • adhere it to an Art Journal Page cut with the help of the page die from the Floral Insert die set from a piece of patterned paper

Step 2: Coloring and Setting the Scene

  • stamp the turtle from the Water Creatures set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • cut it out
  • color the turtle using the Watercolor Palette
  • dye a piece of cheesecloth with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers)
  • cut out a piece of fabric and prepare a string of silver thread

Step 3: Assembly

  • adhere all the different elements on top of each other using hot glue
  • use clear double-sided adhesive to attach a pre-cut sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Alcohol Ink (Aqua, Turquoise)
Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry)
patterned paper
Yupo
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain)
fabric
cheesecloth
silver thread
hot glue gun
pre-cut sentiment

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Believe in Yourself

August 18, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Flower Card:

Step 1: Die-Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from smooth white cardtsock
  • stamp the blossoms from the First Sights of Spring set with Lawn Fawn River Rock Ink

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the image and the background with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink Black Soot and a Mini Ink Blending Tool

Step 3: Adding Texture and a Sentiment

  • ink up the dictionary style stamp from the Background Stamps 3 set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and partially stamp it all around the background
  • add splatters with watered-down black acrylic paint
  • adhere a pre-made sentiment strip with clear double-sided adhesive

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers
Lawn Fawn River Rock
Versfaine Clair Morning Mist
Distress Ink Black Soot
black acrylic paint
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Joset Designs

Start each Day with a Grateful Heart

August 11, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this adorable frog card.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the necessary elements from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Frog and Once upon a Time Accessories die sets

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Inks and a Blending Brush
  • for extra texture mist the little lake with some water droplets
  • add a highlight to the tongue with a white gel pen

Step 3: Assembly

  • assemble the elements using liquid glue and clear double-sided adhesive – use a Stitched Rectangle as a base

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • adhere a pre-cut sentiment strip with clear double-sided adhesive

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink
Blending Brush
white gel pen

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