It’s the Die Cut Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our Challenge this month is ….. Anything but a Card – for our challenge this month let’s create a project that is anything but a card. Think along the lines of a home décor item; journaling; tags etc.
For our Challenge today we are giving away ….. two sizes of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive which will include: a pack of the 5” x 12” sheets and a 10 mm roll of tape, in addition we will also give away a pack of the new ModaScrap 12” x 12” Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper Packto 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Besides the classic card, what are some project ideas you like to play around with?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, June 9, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the projects, click on the designer’s name under each project to be taken to the designer’s blog post that will open up in a new window.
Hello, everybody! It’s Els here today with a project that I hope you’ll enjoy: Durable Flowers. It all started with the leftover die cut flowers I brought home from my CHA Make N’ Take cards. I thought it would be fun to decorate my lanyard for a show we’re attending in Frankfurt (the badge holder that I’ll be wearing), but I knew that paper flowers probably wouldn’t hold up all that well so I did some brainstorming. Before I knew it, I had a table filled with amazing flowers and so many ideas that I couldn’t go to sleep.
Here is what I came up with:
Use Distress Inks in a variety of colors to alter flowers and flower centers (circles) that have been die cut from my new Through the Lens patterned cardstock in a mix from the Wood, Stone, and Metal Series packs. (I used my Victorian Flower Set 1 dies, but feel free to pick other favorites for your projects.)
It’s Wanda Hentges here today and I’m very excited to share this card using one of the brand new A Way With Word dies, Faith, along with other Elizabeth Craft Designs dies I love!!!
To create this card —
1. Cut green cardstock to 9″ x 8 1/2″ and fold to make a top-fold card base 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
2. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. Die cut both ends using Tags & More 9 – Sparkle, cutting the curved edge first and then the decorative overlay. Ink edges with Antique Linen using a Blending Tool. Put Antique Linen ink on the Craft Sheet, pick up color with a water brush or wet paintbrush, flick over die cut piece to create speckles, and dry with heat tool. Attach panel to folded card.
3. Put Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto front of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut Faith. Remove liner from adhesive and coat with Chocolate (brown) Silk Microfine Glitter, polish well and put excess glitter back in container. Glue Faith to card.
4. Die cut 2 Leafy Branches from Soft Finish Cardstock, spray with Shabby Shutters, dry, add shape to some of the leaves with stylus and molding mat and partially glue to card leaving some leaves to pop up from the card.
5. Stack 3 pieces of old music paper. Die cut both flowers from Victorian Flower Set 1 twice for a total of 6 flowers of each size. Stack all 12 flowers, larger flowers first and then smaller flowers on top, offsetting the petals as you stack. Poke a hole in the center of the flowers and add a small brad. Beginning with the top flower crumple all the petals to the center. Continue through each of the flowers until all petals are pulled up and crumpled together. Pull the petals back out so you have a full flower. Brush Vintage Photo ink over the flower using a Blending Tool. Spray flower just a little with Sunflower Sparkle to give a light gold shimmer (or spray heavily if you’d like more glitz). Glue flower to card and button into center of flower. (Tip: Remove shank from button so the back will be flat.)
Thank you for following along and I hope you are inspired to create something!!! I really love this card!! The gorgeous calligraphy of the A Way With Words dies can’t be beat and I love making flowers such as the one on this card. These flowers can be made with most any paper – copy paper, lightweight scrapbook paper, etc. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Hi! It’s Angela Beavers here and today I want to share this fun and functional waterfall album with you. It’s a great way to share your favorite family photos.
To create the album:
Cut two chipboard pieces 10” x 5” and one spine 10” x 1”.
Cut the spine piece of Come Away with Me paper for the outside of album at 4” x 12”.
Cut the second piece of Come Away with Me paper for the outside front and back at 5” x 12”. You will need two pieces.
On the backside of the spine piece, use ¼ “ Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive down both 12”sides. Then attach the two outside pieces on both sides of the spine paper.
Tape all edges of the chipboard. Remove the tape liner and lay the chipboard spine centered on the backside of the spine paper. Add each chipboard side leaving 1/8” beside the spine.
Miter all four corners and tape the edges of the paper and fold it in on the chipboard.
Cut an inside spine piece from the Come Away with Me paper 9 ½” x 3”. Cut two inside papers at 9 ½” x 4 ¾”.
Tape the back side of the spine paper and cover the chipboard spine. Tape the back of the two side pieces and cover the chipboard on each side.
To decorate the album front:
Cut a piece of brown cardstock 4 ¼” x 7” and using the 960 Tags & More 7 – Vine, cut a decorative edge on each end.
Cut a piece of Come Away with Me paper 4 ¼” x 6” and using the Tags & More 7 Vine, cut a decorative edge on each end. Cut 1/8” off each side so the brown cardstock frames the paper.
Using the Alpha Caps die, die cut from brown cardstock the word “PHOTOS” and glue onto the mat.
To cover the holes from the tag die, glue two dew drops.
Fussy cut out from the Come Away with Me paper and add to the bottom of the album.
Cut out two Victorian Flower Set 1 from Bronze Shimmer Sheetz and emboss one with the Fleur De Lis embossing folder.
From the Come Away with Me paper, die cut one Victorian Overlay Set 1 flower and glue to the shimmer sheetz flower.
Cut out a flower center from the die and glitter the center with Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter. Glue to the flower center and add to the album front.
To decorate the inside of the album:
Cut a 4 ¼” x 6 ¼” piece of brown cardstock and die cut using Tags & More 7 – Vine. Tape the sides and bottom and tape it on the left side and tie crème ribbon to the top to create your first pocket.
Cut 4 ¼” x 4 ¾” piece from Come Away with Me paper. Trim 1/8” off each side, score at 2 ¾ “from the bottom and fold the top down. Tape both sides and the bottom and attach on top of the brown pocket to create your second decorative pocket. Add Dew Drops to cover the hole and create a design along the scalloped edge.
For the pullout tag, cut a 3 ¼” x 7” piece of Come Away with Me paper and die cut using Tags & More 3 – Leaves. Decorate with brown and crème ribbon and a photo.
Fussy cut pieces from the paper collection to embellish your pockets.
Cut 6 brown cardstock pieces 4 ¼” x 6 ¼” and die cut using Tags & More 7-Vine scalloped die. Five of the tags need to measure 6” long and then score each one at 5” from the bottom. Fold on the score lines and tape the back 1” on each tag.
Approximately ½ “ from the top, place your first tag. Right under the first tag, lay the next five. The last tag will need to be cut down to about 4 ¼” to be even with the paper that the waterfall is built on. Trim as needed.
Using the Come Away with Me paper, you will need eleven mats for each waterfall tag. Cut at 4 ¼” x 4 ¾” and die cut using Tags & More 7- Vine. Trim 1/8” off each side and each one should be 4 ½” long. Place onto front and back of each waterfall and cover the hole using a Dew Drop. Decorate with your favorite photos.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and have fun making your own photo album.
Hello everyone, it’s Joset here and I’m exited to show you this little photo booklet that I created using the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set. This is an easy project but so much fun! I picked the Lattice set as I really like the design but you can create a booklet like this using any of the other Tags & More die sets. I decorated my booklet using some of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Flower dies. Let me show you how I created this project.
We’re first going to create the 4 pages of our booklet. Each page has a different size so when the booklet is closed, the lattice pattern on each page nicely overlaps.
1. Using the main tag shape die from Tags & More 8 – Lattice, cut one tag from blue patterned paper 6″ long. For information on how to cut a tag using one of the Tags & More dies, watch the video by Els van de Burgt below.
2. Position Lattice decorative overlay die over the tag so the hole in the overlay lines up with the hole in the tag. Run this through your die cutting machine.
3. Using the 4 hole die, cut holes at the bottom of the tag.
4. Cut 4 reinforcements from green cardstock and adhere around the holes from the tag. The picture below shows the finished tag and the dies used to create the tag.
We’re now going to create the rest of the tags that will finally form the 4 pages of your booklet.
5. Cut one basic tag from blue cardstock the same size as the tag cut in step 1. Cut the 4 holes using the 4 hole die.
6. Now cut 6 more tags: 1 tag with lattice pattern 7.5″ long from green patterned paper and 1 basic tag the same size from light green cardstock without lattice pattern. 1 tag with lattice pattern 9″ long from blue patterned paper and 1 basic tag the same size from blue cardstock without pattern. 1 tag with lattice pattern 10.5″ long from green patterned paper and 1 basic tag the same size from light green cardstock without pattern. Cut the 4 holes at the bottom of each tag. In total I cut 8 different tags in 4 different sizes. See photo below.
7. Adhere each tag with lattice pattern on top of matching basic tag. You will now have your 4 pages for your booklet. See photo below.
8. Stack pages and thread ribbon through each of the 4 holes.
And here comes the fun part…decorating your booklet!
9. I decorated the front of my booklet using the new Victorian Flower Set 1 and Victorian Flower Overlay Set 2. Cut solid flowers from Australian Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. Cut flower overlays from cream cardstock backed with Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet. Remove release sheet and cover adhesive with Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Cut 2 flower centers from Green Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.
Remember – you MUST use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Inside your machine’s standard cutting sandwich place the following in this order: Metal plate, Shimmer Sheetz, die with the cutting side facing DOWN toward the metal plate.
10. Assemble flowers and adhere to front of booklet. Cut 2 Flourish with Flowers from light green cardstock and adhere as shown.
11. Adhere a piece of Australian Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz to a piece of Trandparent Double Sided Tape Sheet the same size. Cut small squares using Lattice decorative overlay die. Place a few squares back in the die cut squares at the top of each tag.
12. Decorate the inside of your booklet as you like. Adhere pieces of cardstock where you can add photos once your booklet is finished. Cut triangle corners using the corner die included in Tags & More 8 – Lattice. Optional: Add gold Glitter Border Peel-offs around cardstock squares. Decorate the pages as shown in the photos above and below, or as you prefer.
The square border on the right is cut using the border die included in Tags & More 8 – Lattice.
Add more corners if you like. Corners above are cut from Australian Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz.
I decorated one of the pages with an embellishment cut with the Flourish with Flowers die (also used on the front cover).
Use Victorian Overlay Set 2 to create a beautiful decorative flower. Cut from cardstock backed with a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet. Cover adhesive with Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter.
On the last page I created a little pocket for little memories. I cut 2 basic tags using Tags & More 1 – Lace. To create the words “Memories” I used the new Alphabet 1 Caps. Put your cardstock on adhesive first before die cutting as this makes it easier to adhere the letters. TIP: To get the word “Memories” on the right spot, first stick your letters on a piece of leftover backing paper. You can position your paper with the letters just above or below where you want your word. Place the letters one by one in the correct spot.
This was such a fun project to create and I can not wait to start putting some pictures in my little booklet. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you feel inspired to create a memory booklet too using the versatile Tags & More die sets.