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Happy Birthday in Pinks and Grays

February 24, 2018

 

Hi Artlings!  It’s Suzanne here today with a delicate birthday card.  We always need birthday cards!  Here’s one that’s a little different.  By die cutting the Flourished Frame and inlaying all the pieces back in, we can create a more subtle frame that doesn’t overpower the pink and gray.  Layer the elements to create more interest and you’ll be creating something really special for someone special!

Here is how you can make it –

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Happy Birthday Friend

February 17, 2018

 by Judi Kauffman

So many people have requested masculine cards that I thought I’d head in that direction today. It’s an oversized card meant to hang on the wall, though you could make a smaller size version with only one star. If you plan to mail it in an envelope, skip the bead at the top.

As with almost all papercrafting projects, switching the color combination and a few other elements will give the card a very different look. Choose bright color flowers instead of stars, polka dots instead of wood grain cardstock, or combine pastel butterflies with cardstock printed or stenciled with clouds in soft shades of blue. Voila! The transformation is complete…

One little secret: The die for the word ‘Friend’ has an ‘s’ on the end so you’ll need to do a bit of careful trimming to change it from a plural noun.

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Always and Forever

February 10, 2018

 

Hi there, Artlings!  It’s Suzanne here today with a simple, elegant version of Always & Forever.  This is perfect for a guy for Valentine’s Day, but by changing the colour of the gently sponged ink, you can pink it right up!  By adding dimension to each layer, the result is a super special card for a super special person. Wouldn’t this make a stunning wedding or anniversary card?

This card is so simple to make. It took me longer to photograph it than to make it.  And the photo really doesn’t do it justice!

Here is how you can make this card!

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A Valentine’s Day Card Using the Bachelor Button!

February 7, 2018

Hi It’s Kelly Booth here,

I often like to create my own backgrounds for projects and was reminded recently of a technique I did several years ago to marble ink on cardstock.  I decided it would be a pretty background for my Valentine’s Day card using several Elizabeth Craft Designs dies along with the new Bachelor Button by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  I love that bachelor buttons can be found in nature in so many beautiful colors.

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Let Your Heart Guide You

February 3, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Can you believe it is February already?  Time is flying in 2018!  Although time is flying by, I have made sure to take the time to unwind and happily craft away.  It feels great to create as I forget about the snow on the ground and the shorter days.  Coming home when it is dark is not a problem when I think of the bright light on my craft table!

This week I created a card using a stamp from Suzanne Cannon’s Love & Hearts Collection.  What a sweet quote!  Would you like to make a similar card?  Well, grab a cup of warm tea or coffee and enjoy the instructions.

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You’re All Mine with Distress Oxides

January 27, 2018

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  It’s Diana here today with a quick and colorful card that is perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to send some love.  This card is great with any colors but I love just adding all the colors – especially since the distress oxides blend so beautifully.  The sentiment “Mine! You’re All Mine!” was a perfect fit in the white space.  Please read on to see how I made this clean and simple card.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Go Bold with Lilies

January 20, 2018

Hi, Diana here! Have you ever seen one of those time lapsed videos of flowers blooming?  It’s quite amazing. This quote from the Where My Flowers Bloom Collection stamp set reminded me of those videos. Flowers open ever-so-slowly, but then they’re in full bloom! And it’s quite beautiful to behold.  I combined this quote with one of my favorite flowers – Stargazer Lilies. They are so vibrant and bold – and a lot taller than you would think!  Read on to find out how I made this card.

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You Are…Perfect, Brave, Unforgettable (and Creative!)

January 13, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

What do you do with pieces of cardstock and paper filled with random brushstrokes, sheets used to wipe excess paint off of brushes before washing them? What do you do with the little bits and pieces of cardstock that fall out of die cut words (the negative pieces), and what do you do with the larger pieces that surrounded the words?

Make CARDS, that’s what! Care to join me?

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Thanks A Million

January 10, 2018

Hello everyone, Christine here with my first post for Elizabeth Craft Designs in 2018.

Weather here in Maine has been bitterly cold, actually record cold for December, and it is going to continue.  Dreaming of warmer days, my post today uses Susan’s Garden Dahlia 2 and Black Eyed Susans which were in her last release along with Suzanne Cannon’s Flourished Frame and Els van de Burgt’s Thanks and Berry Branch.

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“Only from the heart can you touch the sky”

January 6, 2018

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends.

January is chilly here in Nova Scotia.  After work I quickly walk my puppy, then put some comfy clothes on and spend time in the craft room.  It is a wonderful time of year to be in the craft room and get the creative juices flowing.  Yes, crafting is a happy thing to do on these chilly winter days.

This week I created a card using one of the stamp sets designed by Suzanne Cannon, the Love & Hearts Collection.

The card has shimmer, texture, playfulness and Suzanne’s beautiful calligraphy.

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