Halloween Fun With Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi, it’s Angela and I am so excited to share this project with you. My friend Nicole created a festive Halloween project featuring pull out tags. Let me share with how she created the project using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Peel-off stickers and Silk Microfine Glitter.

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*A piece of cardstock 17 1/4 x 11 1/2  was scored to create four panels, pockets & a flap.

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*Inside view of the book with the tags in the pockets.

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*Four pieces of pattern paper were cut to decorate the back of the book.

*Letter & numbers were die cut from black cardstock to create the front title of the book “October 31st” and it was glued on the front cover.

*A pumpkin peel-off was placed on double sided adhesive, glittered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polished, then colored with Copic markers and then cut out.

*A magnet was placed between the pumpkin and black cardstock circle to create a magnetic closure for the book front.

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*Panel # 1 has a pattern paper tag that has been scored twice and it creates a pull down tag which was decorated with a stamp image and metal skeleton.

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 *The tag has a journal spot and pictures placed.
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*Panel # 2  and panel # 3 have tags folded once and google eyes and photos were used to decorate the tags.

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*Inside the book was decorated with patterned paper behind the pockets and on panel #4, a patterned tag was placed on the pocket front.

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*Four back cardstock tags were die cut from assorted tag dies.

*The cardstock tags for the pockets were decorated with photos of the kids in costumes and ECD double sided tape was applied to the tags and then  ECD Silk Microfine Glitter was applied and polished in.

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*On the other two tags, glitter was applied and ribbon was placed on all tags.

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*The names of each child were die cut and glued to the tag back along with photos.

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*The positive and negative images from the alphabet dies were used to create “Brody’s” name and a gold metallic marker was used to write “My boys 2013”.

Nicole did a wonderful job on this cute tag book! Creating one is easy and fun to decorate and embellish. Pull out your photos, dies & glitter and make a tag book keepsake for yourself!

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

958 Tags & More 5 – Sunburst

959 Tags & More 6 – Daisy

957 Tags & More 4 – Flourish

967 Alphabet 1 – Caps

1075 Alphabet 2 – Lower Case

1076 Numbers & More 2

2538 Pumpkin Peel-off

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

624 Bluebell Silk Microfine Glitter

614 True red Silk Microfine Glitter

613 Orange Silk Microfine Glitter

612 Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter

631 Soft green Silk Microfine Glitter

601 Basic black Silk Microfine Glitter

 

Other products used:

My Minds Eye Frightful paper

Manilla cardstock 17.25 x 11.5

black and orange cardstock

black cardstock

magnets

copic markers

brads

skeleton charm

wicked stamp

ribbon

gold metallic pen

Hope you enjoyed.

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Pop it Ups Wednesday With Karen Aicken – Masculine Card Duo

Karen Aicken here, and welcome to Pop it Ups Wednesday!  Since many card makers get stumped when faced with making a masculine card, I have two flat cards to share today. I also wanted to show you how adding some simple die cut shapes to patterned paper can add texture and pizazz. My first card is for a Birthday and features the Barbed Wire from Karen Burniston’s new Western Edges. Let’s get started…

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1. Cut blue card stock to form a 5 x 7″ folded card. Cut masculine print patterned paper to 4 x 6″. Cut red card stock to 4-1/4 x 6-1/4″, centre and adhere the patterned paper to the red panel. Cut black card stock to 4-3/8 x 6-3/8″, centre and adhere the decorative panel to the black one.

2. Adhere a 2-1/2 x 3-1/2″ piece of black card stock to one side of Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive. Use the arrow from the Rectangle Pull Card and die cut 9 Arrows. Peel off the backing from 8 of them and adhere to your patterned paper where desired. Set aside the remaining arrow and scrap of adhesive black card stock.

3. Die cut 3 Barbed Wire pieces from a Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets. From the Happy Birthday Pop-Up, die cut a Happy & Birthday using the same sheet of Black Velvet Adhesive. Wrap one of the Barbed Wire pieces around your decorative panel at the top left as shown below. Repeat for the bottom right. Then apply your finished panel to the front of the the card with Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

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For the inside of the card, cut a white panel to 4-1/4 x 6-1/4″, and a red panel to 4-1/2 x 6-1/2″. Centre the white panel over the red one and adhere. Adhere the third Barbed Wire down the left side and the Happy Birthday as shown, then adhere your panel inside the card with Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

The black velvet adds such a nice feel to the card – you just want to touch it! Tip: Keep the scraps from when you die cut the Barbed Wire as it makes perfect Pop it Ups Character noses, hooves etc. Another  great way to use those smaller dies, as the Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets essentially make those pieces into stickers and easy peasy to attach.

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I had one small piece of the patterned paper leftover, and I was determined to use it up. So I created a simple A2 sized note card that will be perfect to send to my Dad, who is in a Nursing Home.

1. Cut white card stock to an A2 folded card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″). Cut the remaining patterned paper to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of black card stock to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8. Centre the patterned paper on the black panel and attach, then repeat to attach the decorative panel to the front of the white card base.

2. From the Rectangle Pull Card, die cut ‘hello’ using the remaining adhesive backed black card stock from Step 2 above. Adhere the remaining arrow from Step 2 and the ‘hello’ to your patterned paper where desired and your note card is done and ready to send to someone special.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to use some of the Accessory Dies that come with the Pop it Ups in a new way! Thanks for stopping by.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1047 Western Edges (Barbed Wire)

947 Happy Birthday Pop-Up (Happy & Birthday)

974 Rectangle Pull Card (Arrow)

972 Rectangle Accordion (Hello)

406 Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet

Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape, both the 6mm (1/4″) and the 64mm (2-1/2″) widths.

 

Other Supplies

Blue, Red, Black, and White card stocks

Patterned paper – Ruby Rock-It (leftover from a previous Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop)

Rococo Cards

Hi, It’s Marsha here. Today I’m sharing a couple of cards with loads of glitter and gold!

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I recently visited the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. The palace is heavily decorated in baroque and rococo style. I left the palace and its beautiful garden with heaps of inspiration!

I especially loved the look of the gilded plaster in combination with pastel coloured walls that are painted to look like marble.

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The cards that I’ve created for this post are inspired by what I saw at the palace!

I’ve created a video to show you my process:

And here are the written steps to create the cards:

1. Start by covering a sheet of watercolour paper with water and then paint it with watercolours. I used a Dutch fluid watercolour called Ecoline. The colours will blend and flow. Let the colour pool in some places and drag it around with your brush to try and create a marble effect. Let the page dry completely.

2. Cut the watercolour paper into pieces of about 4,25 x 6,3 inches. Use the Tags & More 9 Sparkle die to round off one of the sides. Then use the overlay die with the dots to create… the dots.

Don’t throw away the ‘confetti’ that comes out of the holes just yet! Keep it in a safe place for the time being.

3. Use the Tags & More 9 Sparkle die to round off one side of a strip of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheet to place behind the dots in the card. Adhere it to the back of the card.

4. Take a scrap of heavy cardstock (I used the same watercolour paper that I used as the card base) and die-cut a couple of butterflies, a Quietfire word or two and maybe a heart.

Cover each die-cut with VersaMark ink and then heat emboss it with gold embossing powder. Repeat this step until you are happy with the result. I heat embossed each die-cut twice.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Rococo Cards

5. Cut a strip of Double Sided Adhesive Tape to about 4,25 x 2 inches. Die-cut it with the Tags & More 9 Sparkle die to mirror the rounded edge at the top of the card.

Adhere the strip to the lower part of the card. Remove the top liner and cover the sticky with Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Tap off the excess. Burnish the glitter with your finger to reveal the awesome sparkle.

6. Decide how you want to decorate the card. I started by adhering the ‘confetti’ I collected from a couple of the cards first. Then I placed my gold embossed die-cuts and I added a couple of glitter details. I finished each card with small specks of paint that I splattered on with a black and a white paint marker.

7. Adhere the card to a slightly larger folded note card or back it with a second piece of rounded off paper to create a single card like I did.

Happy crafting!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

713 Small Butterfly
1055 Quietfire ‘Hello’
1058 Quietfire ‘Thanks’
1066 Ornament set 5 coming soon!
1072 Small Butterfly coming soon!
1073 Butterfly 1 coming soon!
1074 Leaf & Berry Branches coming soon!
1077 Tags & More 9 Sparkle coming soon!
212 Shimmer Sheetz – Gold Metallic
502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet
505 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3 mm
638 Silk Microfine Glitter – Solar Gold

Other:
Watercolour paper
Watercolours or spray ink (I used Royal Talens Ecoline)
Embossing ink (VersaMark)
Embossing powder (American Crafts – Zing! Metallic Embossing Powder Gold)
Dot adhesive runner
Liquid adhesive
Paint markers (Posca)
Scraps of painted paper

“Butterfly”, The Flying Flower

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Hello everyone,

It’s Jackeline here with a project that was inspired by the wonderful Butterflies die sets part of the Els van de Burgt Studio Collection, and my visit to the Butterfly Pavilion with my family. I created a card in black and white tones to highlight the butterfly using Silk Microfine Glitter.

Let’s get started:

1. Cut a rectangle piece of  8 1/2″ x  5 1/2″ in black cardstock. Score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half to create your card base.

2. Apply a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to white cardstock large enough to die cut:

  • The Frames using the new Fitted Frames 3.
  • The flowers using the new die Flower Cluster.
  • One butterfly silhouette using the new die Butterfly 1.
  • One Small butterfly silhouette using the new die Small Butterfly.

To built the Butterflies:

3. Die cut one big butterfly overlay  and one small butterfly overlay on the release sheet from the tape.

4. To apply the Silk Microfine Glitter: peel off the release sheet from the big butterfly silhouette and place the overlay mask on top.

5. Start applying the Orange Silk Microfine Glitter glitter from the inside to the outside of the wings. Tap it off and proceed with the next color glitter. I used Solar Gold.

6. Brush off the excess and polish. Before removing the mask make sure to clean any glitter left attached to the mask.

7. Take off the mask. Place the body on top of the butterfly and apply black glitter.

8. Die cut one big butterfly silhouette and one small butterfly silhouette in yellow cardstock.

9. Assemble the butterfly, placing the glitter one on top of the one die cut in yellow cardstock using double sided adhesive.

10. Repeat this process with the small butterfly.

For more info on how to use this technique, watch a tutorial by Els Here

Decorating the card:

11. From your die cut Fitted Frames 2, remove the release sheet of the largest frame and apply to card front. You can use the other frames for a next project.

12. Remove the release sheet of the die cut Flower Cluster and apply to card front as show (left bottom corner inside fitter frame).

13. Decorate the center of the flowers from the Flower Cluster with Gold Glitter Dots. Also apply some Glitter Dots to the center of the flower swirls and inside the frame as shown.

14. Apply butterflies as shown using double sided adhesive.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Jackeline

Supplies 

Elizabeth Craft Designs

1063 Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles
1067 Poinsettia
1068 Flower Cluster 1
1072 Small Butterfly
1073 Butterfly 1
502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″ – 5 pack
638 Solar Gold – Silk Microfine Glitter
601 Basic Black – Silk Microfine Glitter
613 Orange – Silk Microfine Glitter
7018 Gold Glitter Dots

Others

Black, White and Yellow Cardstock

Oh Christmas Tree!

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here today with another Pop It Ups project to share with you.  With Christmas now being only 125 days away, I figured it was time to add another Christmas card to my stash. This card uses the Katie Label Pivot Card with the Christmas Trees from the new Christmas Tree Pop Stand Card set and the Paris Edges die set.

Here is how I created my card:

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1. Score a piece of 12 x 12 designer paper at 6 inches. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to one of the 12 x 6 inch sides remove protection backing and fold designer paper so it is now 12 inches x 6 inches.

  • Trim card down so it measures 12 inches x 4 1/2 inches.
  • Score card at 6 inches, fold card closed and use bone folder to reinforce fold and then reopen.
  • Place the pivot die from the Katie Label Pivot Card die set so that the center nubs of the die are on the score line, closer to the top of the card. Run through die cutting machine.
  • Fold card so that the pivot part of the card folds the opposite way to the rest of the card.

2. From the Katie Label Pivot Card set die cut the following:

  • 2 x large labels from red card
  • 2 x second largest label from white card

Using the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment to one of the white labels and the “and Happy New Year” to the other white label.

  • Layer the white labels to the red labels and then adhere these to the pivot section of the card using foam tape.

3. Cut two pieces of card approx 2 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Position the decorative doily die from the Paris Edges set so that the bottom of the die is approx 1/2 inch from the edge. Die cut.

  • Place Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back portion of the 1/2 inch edge of the card and carefully adhere this to the right edge of the open pivot card, so that it is centred top and bottom and that the 1/2 edge of the die cut is level with the edge of the designer paper. Trim top & bottom edges of the die cut so it is level with the card.
  • Repeat this with other Paris Edges decorative doily on the left hand side of the card. Tip: Position the second one so it is level with the one already attached to the card and carefully close the card so that the cut out pieces of both die cuts match.
  • Adhere a Red/Gold Glitter Border Sticker so it covers the join where the designer paper and red card meet. Do this on all sides of your card (ie: front, two insides and back)

4. Using the Tree dies from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand Card set die cut 2 of each of the tree pieces from green card stock. Sponge around edges of trees using green ink.

  • Die cut 4 of the tree trunks using brown card.
  • Assembling the Trees: Note – these are assembled slightly differently to how Karen Burniston assembles the tree for the Pop Stand Card so that we can still achieve the 3D look on a solid surface.

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  • Apply a thin strip of glue around the edge of the solid tree and adhere it to the tree with the tree shaped hole in the middle. Adhere the brown trunk over the green one on the outline tree. As per photo above.

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  • Now take the two trees with the notches and slots and thread the tree which only has notches through the middle slot of the other tree. You may need to bend one of the top triangles of the first tree to do this.

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  • Next thread one half of one of the 3D trees through the slot of the large tree. Turn the tree over to the back side and places some adhesive to one side of the half tree, fold this over and adhere it to the back of the tree.

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  • Turn tree back over and fold the inner trees so that you have the middle  tree standing upright and the other two trees are sitting on either side of the tree.

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5. Adhere the Christmas to the front of the card using foam tape.

  • Attach Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers randomly over the Christmas tree to resemble ornaments.
  • Cover a piece of white card with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front. Use the star die from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand Card set and die cut star. Remove protective backing from adhesive and cover with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter, burnish glitter with your fingers and attach star to the top of the tree using foam tape.

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  • Repeat the process with the second Christmas Tree and attach this to the right hand side of the inside of the card.

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6. Using the two “inner” trees which were created when die cutting the largest of the trees, adhere these to the left hand side of the inside of the card, slightly overlapping the trees. Add the brown tree trunks to the bottom of each tree.

  • Decorate the trees using Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers.

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Here is a look at the back of the card. One of the things I love about Pivot Cards is that no matter which way you view the card there is always something of interest to look at.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
768 Katie Label Pivot Card
1037 Christmas Tree Pop Stand Card
979 Paris Edges
CS003 Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set
7018 Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
7010 Red/Gold Glitter Borders Peel Off Stickers
603 Silver Silk Microfine Glitter
509 Transparent Double Sided Tape 152mm
507 Transparent Double Sided Tape 10mm
 
Other:
Cardstock: white, red, 
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft Mistletoe Collection Tree Trimming 12 x 12 Designer Paper
Ink: Black; Green
Foam Tape

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For more info on how to create this beautiful card click HERE.

 

 

Potted Geraniums

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Hello everyone, it is Christine from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team.  Today my poject is a Potted Geraniums pocket card.  When making the card I first prepared the flowers and leaves, then made the card base, and finally added the flowers and leaves to the card.

Let’s get started by making the 7 geranium heads.  Cut the geranium heads’ base layer from red cardstock 7 times. Then cut enough florets to make approximately 20 per head, You will be cutting 2 sizes, 8 at a time. Each little floret is made of 2 pieces, a larger one for the bottom layer and a smaller one for the top layer. (Refer to project photo and photo of dies.)

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1.  Using medium ball tool from Susan’s Deluxe Tool Kit place the base of the geranium right side down on the molding mat and rub in circular motion over the whole piece.  Next lay the florets face down on molding mat and shape with the small ball tool.  Turn florets over and with the small ball tool press down just in the center.  Using a clear drying glue (Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive used here) attach the florets to the base adding until you have the desired look.

2.  Using green cardstock cut the stems and bud calyx. Add a little PanPastels red iron oxide in the center area of the leaves.  Place leaves right side down on the leaf mat and using the leaf tool put the lines in the leaves.  Move the leaves to the molding mat and with the med ball tool shape the ends of the leaves turn leaves over and push ball into the base of the leave.

3.  using small ball tool on the back side of the caylx push ball into center.  Do the same with the tiny petals for the bud.  Adhere the caylx to the base and the petals the back of the caylx.

4.  To make the bacopa cut the vine from Susan’s CountryScapes Mini botanicals – Clematis, Ivy and small white star flowers from Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Rhododenron, Azalea, Primrose.  Using a yellow marker put a tiny dot in the center of each flower.  Place flowers on molding pad and using the small ball tool press in the center of each giving it a little dimension.  Take the vines and place right side down on the molding mat and using the small ball tool press gently in areas on the vine to give it a little dimension.  Adhere the small flowers to the vine using a clear drying adhesive.

The Flower Pot Card

5.  Cut cardstock (Autumn Terra Cotta used here) 7-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ fold in half at 3-3/4″.  At the fold measure in 1″ on each side and make a small pencil mark.  Lay on paper cutter lining up the 1″ mark to the very top edge (see photo)

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Cut off and repeat on the other side it should have the shape of a flower pot.

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6.  Apply clear double sided adhesive to the very inside edge on each side and press together this forms the pocket for the insert.

7.  Cut a piece of cardstock 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and round the two lower edges with a corner rounder.    Line up the straight edge with the top of the pot and adhere using Double Sided Clear Ahesive this will form the rim of the pot.

8.  To distress the pot use a medium green ink and a cotton ball and rub different areas and then repeat with a white which gives it that aged look.

To Make the insert

9.  Cut a piece of Autumn Terra Cotta cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″ measure in on each side at the bottom 1″ and make a mark.  Measure up 3″ and make a mark.  Line up on the cutter on the 1″ mark and the outside edge at the 3″ mark and cut your angle on each side.  Using a corner rounder round the top edges and to round the bottom edges you will have to use scissors (my corner rounders did not fit).

10. Using the large oval from the Karen Burniston Accordion Oval Die Set cut an oval from white cardstock.  Distress edges (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).  Adhere to the very lower part of the insert piece using Double Sided Clear Adhesive.

11.  Stamp The oval in black ink using Susan’s Seeds of Thought stamp Take Time.

Building your pot of geraniums

12.  Place the insert inside the card and then place your geraniums, buds, leaves and vines so that it pleases you.  Once you have it the way you want it using a clear drying adhesive start adhering your pieces being very careful not to adhere the card and insert together.  Some of your geraniums, leaves and buds will be adhered to the top of the pot and some will be adhered to the top of the insert and when the insert is in the card it looks like a full pot of geraniums.

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Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to find all the wonderful dies and tools that I used today for my card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1019 Susan’s Garden – Geranium
1035 Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Rhododendron, Azalea, Primrose
1036 Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Clematis, Ivy
772  Karen Burniston Accordion Oval Card
RS008 Susan’s Seeds of Thought stamp  Take Time
808 Deluxe Tool Kit
810 Large Molding Mat
811 Leaf Pads
802 Fine Scissors
506 6mm Double Sided Clear Adhesive
30115 PanPastels Set 1

Other Supplies Used:

Close to My Heart Cardstock olive, white daisy, autumn terra cotta and crandberry
CT4 Spectrum Noir marker
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will make one yourself.

Until next time!

Happy Scrapping

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Christmas


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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here. Today I am bringing you a project using some of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to create a Christmas decoration that can be displayed. For this project I used the new Tags and More – 9 Sparkle die set, Alphabet 2 – Lower Case, Ornament Set 5 and the Card Stand/Easel, along with a couple of older dies sets.

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Here is how I created my Christmas Tag Decoration:

1.  Cut a piece of blue card and a piece of white card that measures approx 4 1/2 inches x 8 inches (we will be cutting this down so it doesn’t need to be exact).

  • Line up the main tag die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle at the top of the blue card stock and die cut. Snip off the excess cardstock around the top of the die and then use your trimmer to trim off both sides to make them even with the top part of the die. Trim tag shape so it is 7 1/4″ long.
  • Place the snowflake decorative overlay die from the same die set at the top of the tag so that the rounded shape of the overlay lines up with the rounded shape of the tag and die cut.
  • Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of the white card stock and place the main tag die from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle and die cut. Trim of sides of tag as we did for the blue tag above.
  • Remove the protective backing from the white tag and adhere this behind the blue tag being careful not to touch the adhesive close to the top of the white card.
  • Cover the adhesive which shows through the top of the blue tag with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.

2.  Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of white card stock. Trim so the card measures 3/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches.

  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Adhere strip approximately 1/4 inches from the bottom of the tag. Trim of any overhanging edges level with tag.

3.  Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of piece of thin white card approx 2 1/5 inches x 8 1/2 inches.

  • Remove protective backing from adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Use the Alphabet 1 Caps die to cut cut the letters “M” and “C”
  • Use the Alphabet 2 Lower Case die to cut the following letters: ‘e’; ‘r’; ‘r’; ‘y’; ‘h’; ‘r’; ‘i’; ‘s’; ‘t’; ‘m’; ‘a’; ‘s’
  • Starting with the letter ‘s’, adhere the letters of the word “Christmas” onto the white glittered strip at the bottom of the tag so the letter ‘s’ is close to the right hand edge of the tag.
  • Starting with the letter ‘M’ adhere the letters of the word “Merry” so that the bottom of the letters touch the top of the white glittered strip at the bottom of the tag so the letter ‘M’ is close to the left hand edge of the tag.

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4.  Cut a piece of white card large enough to die cut two solid hearts from the Ornament Set 5 die set. Cover the front of the card with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Die Cut two solid hearts.

  • Cut a piece of Silver Shimmer Sheetz large enough to die cut two lattice decorative overlay hearts from the Ornament Set 5 die set. Die Cut two lattice decorative overlay hearts. Make sure to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.
  • Remove protective backing from adhesive on the solid hearts.
  • Attach the Shimmer Sheetz decorative overlay to the solid heart being careful not to touch the adhesive on the solid heart with your fingers.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Die cut two of the large hangers from the Ornament Set 5 die set from Silver Shimmer Sheetz (adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting). Attach the hangers to the top of the heart so heart looks like a decoration.
  • Adhere the two hearts to tag referring to photo above using foam tape.
  • Using blue ribbon, create two bows and attach to the top of each heart ornament as per photo above.

5.  Cut a piece of white card stock approximately 1 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of the white card.

  • Remove protective backing from adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with your finger and brush off excess.
  • Die cut 3 of the smallest snowflakes from the Snowflakes  die set.
  • Attach snowflakes to tag using photo above for placement.

6.  Decorate the Lattice Heart Ornaments; Snowflakes and the snowflake overlay at the top of the tag using Blue/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers. (Note: I have used the glitter dots on the swirls as well as the lattice portion of the heart ornament.)

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7.  From a piece of blue card stock die cut the Card Stand/Easel. Emboss Card Stand/Easel using the Snowflakes Embossing Folder.

8.  Place the tag ornament onto the Card Stand/Easel.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle (Coming soon)
1066 Ornaments Set 5 (Coming soon)
1071 Card Stand/Easel (Coming soon)
757 Snowflakes
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
1075 Alphabet 2 – Lower Case (Coming Soon)
0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
E126 Snowflakes Embossing Folder
7018 Blue/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
603 Silver Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
  
Other:
Cardstock: white; blue
Ribbon
Foam Tape

 

 

 

 

Howdy Birthday Katie Label Pivot

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  I love a good pun so I thought it would be fun to have Cocoa the Horse wishing you a “Howdy” birthday instead of “Happy” birthday.  Let me show you how I made this super fun card.KB PIW Howdy Birthday

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1.  Cut mint card stock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4.  Place Katie Label Pivot die on the score line and die cut.

2.  From grey pattern paper, die cut (2) Katie Labels using the largest decorator die.  From curry card stock, die cut (1) Katie Label using the smallest decorator die and stamp “Howdy!” using Homegrown Greetings Clear Stamp Set.

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3.  Die cut the following pieces shown below for Cocoa the Horse

  • black card stock – (2) shadow layer, (2) sets of hooves
  • gray card stock – (2) nose/head, (2) detail layer (keep card stock in die and sponge gray ink through open areas)
  • tan card stock – (2) tail/mane
  • white card stock – (2) sets of eyes

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4.  Die cut the following pieces shown below from Props 2

  • black card stock – (2) party hat shadow layer
  • curry card stock – (2) party hat detail layer and (2) party blowers
  • grey card stock – (2) pom poms (not shown)

5.  Die cut the following pieces shown below from Happy Birthday Pop Up

  • curry card stock – (1) birthday and (6) stars
  • mint card stock – (6) small stars

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6.   Cut (2) pieces of pattern paper at 1 7/8 x 5 1/4.  Apply adhesive the left side of the base card taking care not to get adhesive on the pivoting labels.  Adhere one piece of the pattern paper to the front and repeat on the back.

7.  Adhere decorator labels, stars and “Birthday” to base card using photos for placement.  Tip:  Use a fine line black marker to trace around the stars and “Birthday” for added dimension.

8.  Assemble pieces from Cocoa the Horse – only adhere pom pom to one Cocoa.  Adhere Cocoa that has the pom pom to the front of the card base.  Adhere 2nd Cocoa to the inside of the card lining up both characters.  Adhere pom pom to the party hat lining up the shapes.

9.  Adhere Glitter Border Lines and Glitter Dots where desired.

Happy Crafting,

Raquel

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies:

  • Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate and pattern Card Stock – Stampin’ Up!
  • Project Life Journal Pen – Stampin’ Up!
  • Basic Gray Classic Ink – Stampin’ Up!

Christmas Eve

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This is Selma Stevenson today. I am so excited to show you the beautiful Christmas Tree you can create with Susan’s new CountryScapes – Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen & Trimmings dies that will be released soon. This is a 6 inch by 6 inch card.

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This is the tree die used. This tree die set also comes with the dies to trim the tree and dies for the gift boxes.

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1.  To create this “full” branched evergreen, die cut 4 trees. I like to die cut using white cardstock so I can sponge on the exact color I want.

ECD-DT-Aug-2015-Tut-22.  Use a marker to color the tree trunk and sponge the rest of the tree with green ink. This is a delicate die, so it is best to pounce on the color so you don’t tear off the branches.

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3.  I only colored the trunk of one tree because you will be layering the others on the back of it.

ECD-DT-Aug-2015-Tut44.  Cut the trunks off the three trees that will be layered behind the top tree. Add dimensional tape to the trunk of the tree that will be on top and two others.

ECD-DT-Aug-2015-tut55.  Add one of the trees, without a trunk, over another tree, moving it down to alternate the branches. Press down well on the trunk to attach it well. Add the third tree over the first two, again lowering the tree slightly, alternating branches.

ECD-DT-Aug-2015-Tut66.  Add the tree with the trunk on top, slightly lower, alternating branches, and you will have a nice full tree.

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7.  Below you can see the tree when all four layers are attached.

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8.  Have fun decorating your tree with the trims provided in this set. The star at the top of the tree was die cut from the Happy Birthday PopUp set.

9.  Die cut the presents using different pieces of design paper and place below the tree.

10.  Add window. The Garden Notes Carolina Window & Shutters die was used to die cut the window. It was die cut using white cardstock and lightly sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink around the edges. I used a piece of design paper from my stash to cut out the Santa and attached it behind the window, attaching the window with dimensional tape over the Santa.

11.  Add Merry Christmas Peel-Off and corners to complete card.

Have fun decorating your Christmas Tree!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products – 

1093 – CountryScapes – Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen & Trimmings (Coming soon)

1086 – Garden Notes Carolina Window & Shutters (Coming soon)

947 – Happy Birthday PopUp

1018 – Corner Peel-Off Sticker

351 – Merry Christmas Peel-Off Sticker

Other Products – 

White cardstock

Forest Moss Distress Ink

Copic E99 Marker

Design Paper of choice

Dimensional Tape

Gold Shiny cardstock

Silver Shiny cardstock

Red Glitter cardstock