Hello all, Katie here thank you for joining me with todays blog post! I always love winter for hot chocolate, coffee or some yummy beverage to keep myself warm as we are getting very cold here in Alberta, Canada! So grab a cup of hot coffee and lets get started!
Step 1: Start with cutting out your images form Jack Frost and Warm Winter Mug from your favorite Cardstock. Next I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Oops I just noticed my holly was flipped upside down for the picture) and assemble your pieces.
Step 2: Out of the new Nested Tags Set cut out two of the largest tags, I used my scoring tool and created a crease at the top, this will create the fold to make this into a card base. Next, I used a 3D embossing folder to create a pattern on my tag, then I lightly inked it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
Step 3: Assemble your card as per the picture above, I pop dotted the mug on top of the snowman.
Step 4: After I have assembled my card front I attached the back of the card to the card front and folded slightly at the score line.
Step 5: My favorite part is speckling the card front with Heavy White paint.
Thank you for joining me today, I hope my post brought you some inspiration!
Happy crafting all and stay warm! till next time >Katie<
Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am popping in with some festive holiday gift tags using the new Sonia and Diane stamps and dies. These make a perfect decoration for any gift under the tree.
Step One: Add a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of Watercolor Paper.
Step Two: Using a water proof ink, stamp both the floral deer from the Prosperity stamp set and the cardinal from the Peace stamp set onto the watercolor paper.
Step Three: Watercolor the images loosely. I used a combination of Distress Spray Stain and shimmer sprays to watercolor. Let dry.
Step Four: Die cut the images with the coordinating Prosperity and Peace die sets. Die cut a second cut out of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Peel off the backing of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet and adhere the watercolored die cut to the heavy cardstock die cut.
Step Five: Hole punch a hole into each of the assembled die cuts. Add a holiday ribbon to both to create the tag.
Step Six: Stamp sentiments onto heavy cardstock using the Noel stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Pine Needle Distress Oxide.
Step Seven: Die cut the sentiments using the coordinating Noel die sets.
Step Eight: Using foam tape adhere the sentiments to the tag.
Step Nine: To finish the tags add Craft Drops in Pearl Rose.
What do you think? Is this a craft you think you could make for your holiday gift? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hi there, It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this watercolor tag.
Step 1: Stamping and Coloring
stamp one of the flowers from the Garden Flowers set onto a tag cut from watercolor paper with the help of one of the dies from the Planner Essentials 2 set with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink for a no-line look
lay down a base coat of color using the watercolor palette
add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Step 2: Adding more Color
ink up the edges with Distress Ink Dusty Concord
dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Step 3: Texture Stamping
stamp Create and a definition from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
I hope you got inspired.
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink Faber-Castell Polychromos Distress Ink Dusty Concord seam binding Versafine Clair Nocturne
Karen here! For today’s post, I created a tag that I’ll be tying to a bottle of wine as a gift to a co-worker who will be leaving soon for retirement. I’m so jealous and, yet, so happy for her. Tags are a great way of turning a simple gift into something special.
I started this tag by diecutting the sweet dragonfly from the Sidekick Essentials 18 die set. I love that the planner sets have really cute dies that can be used for planners, cardmaking and more! I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and daubered some embossing fluid on the edges. I then used Copper embossing powder and heat set it.
The beautiful paper used in this tag is from the NEW Rainbow of Happiness paper from the Art Journal line. I diecut the tag using the Planner Essentials 26 set that has some really amazing tags and toppers. I embellished it with a couple of Fitted Heart diecuts and some ribbon. I stamped a sentiment from the Family Stamps onto a banner that is also in Planner Essentials 26. Finally, I added a few half-pearls.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black ink, half-pearls, embossing liquid and powder, ribbon
Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I have been playing around with my gel press a lot lately seeing what new tricks and tips I can come up with using it.
It is fascinating all the different looks and styles you can create using the little slab of gel. Today I am using my press to create a grunge tag using several of Ilse and Charlene’s stamps and stencils.
Step One: Using one of the floral stamps from the First Sights of Spring stamp set, ink it up with a waterproof ink, and stamp it onto the gel press.
Step Two: Stamp a few more floral images from the First Sights of Spring around the focal image.
Step Three: Using alcohol markers, color in the images on the gel press, but be careful not to touch the stamped lines.
Step Four: Add a thin layer of white paint over the stamped and colored images.
Step Five: Press a manila tag into the wet paint, and pull the image up. Let dry.
Step Six: In the negative space on the tag, blend Salvaged patina Distress Oxide through the Spring Flower Mandala stencil.
Step Seven: Blend Wild Honey Distress Ink through the Story Telling stencil. Blend a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edge of the whole tag.
Step Eight: Hand stamp some extra texture onto the edges of the tag using the Words and Layers stamp set.
Step Nine: Splatter the tag with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Spray.
Step Ten: Using a stamping platform, add a sentiment from the Words & Layers stamp set.
Step Eleven: Add an assortment of textures and layered ribbons to the tag.
I just love how raw Ilse and Charlene’s stamp looks pulled from the gel press. The technique is so fun and organic looking.
Let us know in the comments below if you ever play around with your stamps on a gel press, or if you are interested in try out this technique. Until then, happy crafting!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with my last project for this year. Today I’d like to share a little set with you, consisting of a Christmas gitft tag, a Christmas card and a tiny Christmas box.
I’ll share the steps for the box as well as the tag, the card is done in the same way as the tag.
First take a piece of patterend paper in your choice of pattern and colours and die cut it using the Pizza Box die.
Now take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and back it with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Then die cut the circles, the flower pattern and the scalloped square piece with your die cutting machine.
Next adhere the scalloped square piece onto the box. After that ink the flower piece in two tones (I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries here) to create more interest to the pattern. Then take the negative pieces and ink them blue (I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean for these parts).
Now adhere the flower pattern and the negative (blue inked) pieces in place. Then finish this step of the box by building it together.
Next add the same blue ink onto the bigger circle using an ink blending tool. Then take the smaller circle piece and add a stamped sentiment to it (I used Build Your Own Sentiment 1) and ink the edges red. Now layer the circles on top of each other and add Craft Drops around the inner circle for additional decor.
For the gift tag I combined the Pizza Box die cut set with the Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces.
First die cut the pieces shown in the gallery above. I used white cardstock and the same patterned paper that I used for the box as I wanted to create a fun matching set. After die cutting, repeat the inking, stamping and assembling process like on the box before.
For a fun additional detail I added a stamped sentiment (I used the Winter Sentiments stamp set here) on top of the layered circles for both the card and tag. It just adds a little additional detail to them.
For the card I used the same Pizza Box die cut set and additionally die cut the patterned paper for the background using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set. The other steps are exactly the same like on the tag and the box before.
And by using only three colours it’s easy to keep the set harmonious. This gift set is perfect to carry a bracelet or small jewellery of some kind. If you change the color combination, you can easily do a completely different looking set using the exact same steps. Imagine using black and white and a hint of gold. Since the patterned paper I used is from my older stash, I added a few alternative paper suggestions to the product list below that I think would work nicely with red, white and blue color combination.
I hope that I inspired you with my little Christmas gift set today. This set could also easily be put into mail for those loved ones who we cannot see this year. I wish you all a lovely holiday time even though the situation we are all living in at the moment, is different then usual.
Wishing you all the best for this holiday season and lots of health! xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Sizzix – Big Shot A4 Ranger Inc. – Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries) Ink blending tool Acrylic block for stamping Ribbon
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my monthly guest design team project. This time, I wanted to create a few Christmas present tags that are fast and easy to make and thus perfect if you need to make plenty!
And this is how I created the tags:
Step 1: Take light blue (or another color you prefer) Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut rounded rectangular pieces from the cardstock with your die cutting machine. Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive on a piece of Worn Wood patterned paper (pick a wooden pattern of your choice) and die cut the paper with the Sled die cut die. Step 3: Now take a piece of light pink paper (for example from the Christmas Holidays paper pack) and die cut the tiny flowers from that paricular paper.
Step 4: Take another piece of Worn Wood (preferably pick another color for additional contrast) paper and die cut the upper tag pieces from that paper of your choice. Step 5: Add pink Distress Ink around the edges of the die cut flowers for more contrast. Then adhere all pieces together/in place. Step 6: Take a piece of (light) brown Soft Finish Carstock and using the Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment using white embossing powder. Fussy cut to a banner and adhere on place. Finish off with Craft Drops (alternatively use half pearls or rhinestones) and a piece of ribbon.
I´ve again also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch to give a better idea on each and every step. I hope you enjoy it!
This tag idea is so simple that you can die cut several tags at once and make plenty of Christmas present tags at once. You could even sit down with your children and craft together with them. And if you change the colours, they will again look different with the same basic idea.
Wishing you a great time crafting! See you again in December with another crafty tutorial. Take care, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Big Shot A4 Half pearls Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Ink Blending Tool White Embossing Powder Nuvo Embossing Pad Heat tool Ribbon and Scissors
Hello Crafters, today it is Luciana here with a planner spread. This is an interactive page, to keep a picture
Step 1. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the following stamps: – the bigger rettangle and for 2 times the slim rectangle with the sharp edges from the set Planner Essential – Retro Label; – the sentiment “I want to remember this” from the set Planner Essential – Remember; – the leaves and the flowers from the set A Field Of Flowers.
Step 2. Color them with the watercolor and cut along the edge.
Step 3. Assemble some floral pieces, the labels and the sentiment like the picture below.
Step 4. cut a pieces of White Soft Cardstock 21cm x 21cm (8,25 x 8, 25 inches), and fold it at 12cm ( 4,7 in). Create the 6 holes for the rings and 1 hole on the opposite side, at about half the height of the page.
Step.5 Die cut from the White Soft Cardstock: – the two tag from the set Planner Essential 2, for two times; – the hole reinforcer from the set Planner Essential 8; – the tab from the set Planner Essential 11. You could use the distress ink pad and the blending tool to create a gradient along the edges of each element.
Step 6. Assemble the pieces like in the picture, including the photo. Use one of the two little tag horizontally, adhering it on the left outside of the page, making sure that the hole of the tag is at the same height as the hole of the page, on the opposite right side. Add a piece of string to the tag.
Step 7. Adhere all the floral pieces on the page.
Step 8. Close the folded page, and adhere on the flap the die cut elements with the sentiment. Use the string of the tag in the hole of the flap, and close it with a bow.
The interactive page is complete, you can put it inside your planner.
Thank you for stopping by today. Happy planning! Luciana
It’s Suzanne here with a sweet way to make a little tag book, filled with love for your Valentine – or make it as a gift for any time just because you love them! Grab your dies and some of your favourite embellishments and let’s play! Here is how you can make this with me.