Hello everyone, Alice here. For today’s blog post I made this cute little snowman. Here in the Netherlands there is no snow yet. Hopefully it wil come.
So this time I started working with the snowman. First I made a background with WOW! embossing powder. For this I used the color Skylight (ws231x). It is a powder with some larger shimmer pieces in it. And I love glitter so really love this one! I edited the whole background with the embossing powder.
I made a frame with the Fitted Hexagons. I used the largest die in the set and cut the hexagon in the middle of the square.
I added some snowflakes around the cut out hexagon. The snowflakes are from the Classic Christmas special kit (#K007). I decided to cut them in white to keep attention in the middle. I cute off the parts of the snowflakes that were hanging over the square.
After that I made the snowman in the middle. Colored the details with distress ink. The scarf is the same color as the embossing powder in the background (Cracked Pistachio). I added some trees behind the snowman . The trees are from the Winter Scenery set (#1926)
Finally I added a sheet of kraft paper behind the card front to finish it off.
I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today. See you next time!
Hello friends and thank you for dropping by. It is Karan back to share another project with you and today I am sharing a mini album I designed using the Mason Jar Kit. To beging with this mini album has 6 pages in it, each page is cut twice (except for the cover which I cut three times to include the acetate).
I created a shaker on the cover. I die cut the front piece twice on pattern paper and once out on acetate, adhering the acetate to the front pattern piece cover. To create the shaker part of the cover I used foam adhesive and created strips all along that to allow me the depth I needed to add my shaker bits.
Adding some art stones, prills (to coordinate with the paper) and some sequins along with a bit of glitter that created the shaker. I also die cut and stamped the sentiment on the mini mason jar for my title. I tied that to the twine I had wrapped around the jar lid.
I die cut the trees from the Mason Jar Kit and thought the Village Edges would add a great detail to the cover. For the inside, here are the pages i created, this is designed using the Cozy Winter Collection from P13
I cut each page out twice so they would be thick, using the dies from Planner Essentials 30. I cut out tags and used those as photo mats throughout. I used some of the journal tags in the collection as photo mats as well, and fussy cut some details out to further embellish my mini mason jar album.
I made sure to cut jar toppers for each page to add more detail.
This page has some tags from the collection that I fussy cut. I used the Stitched circle die to die cut the circle globe
tag on the right side of the page. I die cut the mini mason jar and used it as an element on this page too.
These pages have some photo mats tucked in the mason jar belly band. I used the circle label stamps here.
I hope you give the Mason Jar Kit a try, it makes a gorgeous album.
Hello everyone, Alice here. Today I would like to show you another winter project. For this card I started working with the Igloo and the Pinguin dies both from earlier releases from Joset. I actually never made any winter creations before. I started doing this last year and I can tell you, it’s really great fun!
Let me show you how I created my card.
I started to die cut a star out of patterned paper. To cut the start I used the 1452 Fitted Stars set. I used ModaScrap papar as a base. The paper is from the “Let it Snow” paper pack.
I then made a pocket with the fuse tool for shaking material. The fuse tool is very handy for this. It takes some practice, but the end result is very useful. As shaking material I choose some playful penguins.
I made the pocket behind the patterned paper. I did this with double sided adhesive. Behind this whole I adhered an equally large sheet (15 x 15 cm) piece of Soft Finish Cardstock. Before making this one behind it, I made the penguin in the middle. What a sweetheart she is. She even put on her antlers.
In the front I made the igloo using the Igloo die set # 1569. I first cut the igloo out of white cardstock covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet. After die cutting I peeled off the lined of the tape and covered the exposed adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. This is one of my favorite product to use on almost any creation. Don’t forget to brush off any extra glitter and to polish the glitter with your index finger. This makes the glitter really shine.
I matted the whole with a basic blue paper and then again with soft finish cardstock. I added a banner right at the top of the card with the sentiment “winter wishes and snowflakes kisses”.
To finish the card I added a bow on the left right from the top to the bottom. I maade the bow with seambinding. I made this color with oxide spray Stormy Sky. When you heat this it wil crumble very nicely.
I hope I was able to inspire you today. See you again soon!
Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan here. Today I am sharing a layout with you. Hubby has been up north tending to our build and sent me a couple photos. I really wanted to scrapbook them so I came up with this.
I began by giving the main paper a trim down to 11.75 x 11.75 and I white washed it with paper paste mixed with a bit of gesso.
I die cut the fitted rectangles in the largest side and then cut three frames from this chipboard to give the frame extra strength. I then added gesso to the frame, added dabs of Allegro Indiano paint and dabbed that with Paper Texture paste. The result is amazing!
I die cut 8 large florals from florals 7, and 8 medium using the Soft Finish Cardstock and colored with Speckled Egg distress ink in the middle. I also colored the foam bud to match.
Sfter shaping and adding the stamens, I added snow paste to the flowers.
The leaves I got a great texture on them by adding a bit more shaping to the tips of the leaves. I colored these with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg distress ink. I love how they turned out.
I really wanted to frame the photo of our driveway up north so I set the flowers in corners of the frame.
I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today. I would love to see your take on your winter photos.
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
Other products used: Snow Paste; Dusty Attic Chipboard; Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Hey friends! It’s EK sneaking in to the blog, and today I’m creating a little post holiday blues card. I find the time after the holiday, but before the weather warms up to be the most difficult time of the year to create. Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready to start thinking about spring crafting, but that is still month’s away. So today, I thought I would just embrace my winter blues and create a cute critter card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches. Scor and fold paper at the 6 inches to create a 6×6 inch card frame. Trim some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.
Step Two: Stamp the critter images from the Winter Animals stamp set onto the white cardstock using copic friendly ink.
Step Three: Color in the stamped images using alcohol markers. I used copics and focused on shades of brown and blue.
Step Four: Die cut a frame for the card using Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and the Frame It/Stitched Squares. Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock with the Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Square.
Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the soft sky paper onto the card frame. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the grapevine wreath, squirrel and fox to the card frame. Add the owl with three dimensional tape.
Step Six: Using the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp snowflakes onto the background using white pigment ink. Add a sentiment to the bottom right corner from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set in blue ink. I used Archival Cobalt Blue ink.
Thank you for peeking into today, and helping me embrace my winter crafting blues.
There’s something about sparkling white glitter on red card that I love!
Hello! Samantha sharing this winter blessings Christmas card using the new Snowflake die and Classic Christmas sentiments stamp. Last month I shared a card (here) using the same die. Though they’re both red Christmas-themed cards they are very different, showing the versatility of the snowflake die.
Hello crafters! Mary here with a fun interactive winter card. The new Winter Mittens from Joset Designs are so adorable. I decided to make mine out of felt, alhtough you could use cardstock instead. For the card, I wanted to do something different. The Hanging Charm Pull Tab was out of stock for a while at ECD so when it finally came back in, I jumped on it! The mitten fits perfectly inside the frame. Yes! Continue Reading
It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here today. As summer ends, and with the cold weather slowly approaching, I am suddenly inspired by winter memories. It is with great excitement that I will show you how to make my “Winter Solstice” card.
When I designed CountryScapes, I had decided that these dies would reflect my story. Growing up in our home on three acres of my grandparents’ farm, after my father retired from the military, was an adventure every day and every season. Looking out onto our backyard, was the split rail fence, and in winter, it was adorn with snow. I noticed the wildlife that passed through our yard, but mostly the serenity it brought by just staring out my bedroom window while I read or sketched. This card is my memory of those times.
1.Cut A6 card (6 1/4” x 4 1/2”) from 100lb Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Soft Finish Cardstock and a rectangle (6” x 4 1/4”-top layer) from 85lb Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut all pieces twice, except the snow mound, of which you will need three if you’re going to add it in front of the tree, with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Clear Double-sided Adhesive on the back. Everything is cut from the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Soft Finish Cardstock, except the Country Fence. I die cut one Country Fence from the Soft Finish Cardstock and one from 100lb dark brown cardstock. Create a cloud and grass template from heavy cardstock.
2. First, adhere a 2” x 4 1/4” piece of Clear Double-side Adhesive sheet to the bottom of the top layer; don’t peel it until you’ve done the clouds. I use Ultramarine Blue Shade from Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 2 for the stormy sky. After the sky is done, it’s safe to peel off the protective sheet of the adhesive and sprinkle with the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter (apply as directed). Adhere this top sheet to your card. Edge card with the Silver Peels Offs if desired.
3. I used PanPastels Set 2 Chrom. Oxide Green Tint and a cosmetic applicator to lightly color the evergreens in the background. Next, I added details to the trees with the Prismacolor Cool Gray pen.
4. Adhere the trees, branches, Country Fence, and Owl pieces together. I like the look of adding thickness to my pieces, but it’s purely optional on your part. If you want snowflakes, you can use a toothpick, dipped into the Kid’s Choice glue and dot the sky, then, sprinkle with Twinklets/Diamond Dust.
5. Shade the trees, using PanPastels Set 3 Paynes Gray Tint overall and highlight the details with Paynes Gray. Adhere birch tree to the top layer. Repeat with the branches.
6. Adhere the Country Fence together, white cardstock on top. Use the Walnut Stain to color the fence, then, use PanPastels Set 3, Raw Umber to shade.
7. I apply Silk Microfine Glitter (Warm Diamond 640) to my cardstock as per instructions, then die cut it. Place two of the mounds onto the fence, the third one I cut to add some “mounding” in front of the birch tree. Cut the fence in half and use Kid’s Choice glue to adhere it to the right side of the birch tree. (Save the other half for another project!) I also added a mound of snow on top of the post.
8. Shade the owl, using PanPastels Set 3 Paynes Grey Tint and Paynes Grey. Details were done with Copic YR12 for the eyes and claws, then I used a black UniBall Pen to do pupils, beak, accentuate the feathers and claws. Adhere to the right side branch.
This really is a very quick card to make and put me in a serene mood, just remembering a scene similar when I was growing up.
Hi Everyone, it’s Jackie Smith. I have another card using Karen Burniston’s Lorna Label PopUp. With Christmas out of the way, our family enjoys spending time either at the cabin or skiing in the mountains which inspired this card.
Here’s how I created my card:
1. Create card base from brown cardstock. Cut 6″x 12″ rectangle; score and fold in half.
(6″ square card).
2. Cut insert from snowflake paper 5 3/4″ x 11″ rectangle. Score and fold in half. Line up Lorna Label on center fold of card as per Karen Burniston’s instructions here. 3. Cut top & bottom edges with Agatha Edges die as shown.
4. For the front, cut blue paper 5 3/4″ square. Cut word paper 5 1/2″ square, adhere using Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Side Tape.
5. Cut snowflakes using Blue and White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with Snowflakes die (make sure to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz). Adhere with pop dots as shown. Save snowflakes for inside. Adhere Silver Snowflake Peel-Offs in center. Cut “Chilly the Penguin” using white and black Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Cut accessories with blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet and Orange Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere using liquid glue. Die cut snow using Outdoor Edges with White Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Adhere to the front and save snow for inside as well.
6. Cut house with brown paper with House Pivot Card die. Cut accessories with silver damask paper. Cut window light with Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet. 7. Adhere window overlay with liquid adhesive as shown. Adhere Silver/Gold Glitter Icicles Peel-Offs to window sills as shown. Cut Wreath with Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and red bow with Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet as shown.
8. Cut trees with green paper and Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Place green metallic trees in Swirly Leaves Embossing folder. Apply StazOn ink over top. Apply liquid glue to trees, apply white silk microfine glitter for snow.
9. Cut tag with Tags die with patterned paper. Adhere sticker with pop dots as shown. Adhere layered snowflake from step 4.