Autumn Treasure Box

Autumn Treasure Box
By Judi Kauffman

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I thought it would be fun to create an Autumn Treasure Box to hold a few acorns and some interesting seed pods. I think I’ll keep going and make a box for each season. It’s a good way to use all of the dies in the Four Seasons set. I can decorate Winter with snowflakes, Spring with flowers, and Summer with seashells.

I chose a 6-sided box measuring 3.5” across. I knew this would mean I’d have to angle the word Autumn and crop off the flourishes at both ends to make it fit but it’s a look that I love! If you don’t want to crop the die cut word you’ll need a box measuring at least 5” long. Any sturdy box with a lid will do.

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Pop it Ups Halloween Rectangle Pull Card

Howdy crafters! It’s Karen Burniston here to scare up a fun way to use the Rectangle Pull Card for a peek-a-BOO! Halloween card.

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The Rectangle Pull Card is a versatile, generic, interactive die made even more interactive by using the included Spinner die. For today’s card I’ll use the Spinner as a way to suspend the new 3D Ghost charm inside the card when open. When closed, the ghost will “peek” through a window. Let’s first look at the five steps to creating the window card:

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  1. Cut a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of heavy black cardstock and score in the center for folding. Add two 4″ x 5.25″ panels of spooky patterned paper inside the card. Line up the Rectangle Pull Card over the fold of the card using the alignment nubs. Add in the small rectangle die to die cut a window at the same time. Z-fold the card in the usual manner.
  2. Use the large rectangle decorator die included in the set to die cut a rectangle of a contrasting patterned paper. Use a temporary adhesive to hold the rectangle in place on the front of the card.
  3. Open the card and trace the window opening onto the back of the decorator rectangle.
  4. Remove the large rectangle and line up the small window die over the pencil lines to die cut the window in the correct location.
  5. Adhere the windowed panel into place on the front of the card.

Now that the card base is complete, it’s time to cut and assemble the 3D Ghost charm:

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  1. Die cut the ghosts from white cardstock. The die will cut (1) notched ghost, (1) notch/slot ghost, and (1) slot ghost with hang hole.
  2. Slide the bottom of the notch/slot ghost through the slot in the hang hole ghost until the notch is in the slot at the bottom.
  3. Depending on the weight of the cardstock, you should be able to just bend and pull the top of the ghost until the top notch is also through the slot. If this is too difficult, fold down the cardstock next to the notch to slide the ghost easily into the slot and then unfold.
  4. Collapse the 2-ghost set flat so both slots are lined up over the top of each other. Slide the notched ghost through both slots until the notch is in the slots at the bottom. For this ghost, you will definitely have to fold down the cardstock next to the notch at the top to slide it through the slot.
  5. Unfold the cardstock to lock all three ghosts together. The charm is now assembled and ready for hanging in the card.

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The Rectangle Pull Card comes with a Spinner die. It’s very easy to install anywhere along the fold of the card. I installed it near the top, first punching a hole in the center for the chain. I managed to find a ball chain in my stash that was the perfect size to shove through the hang hole in the ghost without needing any additional securing. A thinner ball chain could be used as a loop instead of a chain. Or the ghost could be hung with fishing line or twine. I thought the chain was fitting for a ghost! I also used the included postage frame die to frame the windows with black cardstock. If you’re new to the Rectangle Pull Card or need a refresher, scroll to 6:50 in this introductory video: Rectangle Pull Card

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I cut two Iron Fences from black cardstock to decorate the card. For the piece on the front of the card I added a stamped 31 oval. I stamped it in watermark ink onto a textured black cardstock and covered it with white embossing powder. The powder didn’t completely cover the cardstock’s texture, which gave a great look. I was inspired to try a white-over-black embossed 31 by Shelly Hickox’s last Designer Challenge Card.

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The Iron Fence die set comes with two bird dies, both of which I used as blackbirds with Glitter Dot eyes, perched on the fence. I love how the ghost ends up peeking through the window in the closed/collapsed position, and then expands and hangs in the card as it is opened:

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For a greeting I stamped “Spooky Halloween greetings” onto white cardstock with watermark ink and embossed with white powder. Then I used some gray ink to sponge over the greeting turning the background gray. I cut out the greeting with a stitched circle die from the Labels & Circles set and added black dots over the “eyes” in Spooky.

The finished card measures 5.5″ square in the closed position and can be mailed in a 6×6 envelope for extra postage.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supply List:

Other supplies:

  • Patterned Papers – Bo Bunny “Wicked” and Reminisce “Glitter Webs”
  • White & Black cardstock, Versamark & Distress gray inks, White embossing powder, Ball chain

Happy Crafting!

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Gingerbread Man and Holiday Icons Card

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Hello crafters! Mary here today with a pop up Christmas card. There are a lot of really cute Christmas patterned papers and cardstock. If you can’t find the one I used, there are others featuring gingerbread men (I had several to choose from in my stash from different manufacturers). I made my die cuts look like the images on the patterned cardstock (or at least close). Continue reading

Dad

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today with a new tutorial to share with you. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new ideas to use to create male themed cards. So this time round I am playing with the new Postage Stamp Squares and the Sports Charms to create a card for DAD! This card could be used for either Father’s Day or a Birthday. 

Change the colors used on the card and this design can easily be converted to be suitable for ‘Mum’ or ‘Mom’ for Mother’s Day; ‘Boy’ for a Baby Boy card; ‘Joy’ for a Christmas Card etc.

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Pop It Ups Wednesday with Kelly and a Wedding Card

Hi, It’s Kelly Booth here. One of my favorite things about making cards yourself is that you can customize them to specific colors. I had a wedding to go to and loved that I could give them a card made in their special colors.

Today I’m using the new Anita Frames Pop Up die set just released by Karen Burniston for the wedding card. Other dies we will be using are the new Circles & Label set, the Wedding Charms set, Stitched Squares, Poppy The Owl (tiny heart), Petit Flourish Stage it Stencil, and the Best Wishes Clear Stamps.

Here is my card front:

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The card opened up:

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Bird and Birdhouse cards

Hello everyone, Sanna here today sharing a total of five cards created with the newest Joset Designs dies. I really adore some of the new designs as they are very versatile and timeless. I know this is a winter release, but there are lots of dies in this release that work for all seasons and occasions. This is what I created with the dies:

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4 Easy Backgrounds, 1 Great New Die

Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today to share a great new die just released by Els van de Burgt Studio.  There are three new backgrounds in this release and they are all fabulous but I have chosen just one, the Circle Background #1262, as my focus for these cards.

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