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Spring Lilacs

April 5, 2017

Spring has finally arrived and soon the air will be filled with the wonderful fragrance of lilacs. We can create realistic lilacs for our cards and other projects using Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac die set.  Using the A Way With Words 4-Seasons die set we can complete a perfect Spring card.  Here is how this card was created.

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Sewing with Die Cuts – Spring Flowers Card

April 2, 2017

 

by Joan Frantzen

Hi it’s Joan Frantzen here as a Guest Designer. I recently discovered that wafer-thin dies work beautifully to cleanly cut single layers of fabric, eliminating the need to fussy cut the shapes. Before cutting, fuse iron-on adhesive to the back of the fabric and voila — instant appliqués! Machine stitching adds texture, and hand-stitched or glued embellishments bring your work to a whole new level. If you enjoy sewing, these little gems allow you to practice your free-motion stitching on achievable works of art that are quick and fun to make. Frame the piece with cardstock in coordinating colors, and include an easel for display. You’ll brighten someone’s day.

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Scrapbook Layout with Die Cut Pieces

March 30, 2017

 

Hello there everyone,

It´s Sanna here today with a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. My passion for paper crafting started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum. I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project combines die cutting and scrapbooking.
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Happy Bird-Day Card with Gingham Background

March 27, 2017

Hello friends,

Welcome to the ECD blog. I am Anita here today for the Colouring Design Team. Birthdays can be so much fun and creating cards for this occasion is a beautiful way to show affection for the birthday person. I love making sweet birthday cards and Elizabeth Craft Designs has some amazing stamps and dies to make your birthday projects look awesome.

For my card I tried a new technique for creating a gingham effect background with alcohol inks. It’s easy to do because the lines don’t have to be perfect. It provides a colourful base to the stamped images and dies.

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Monochromatically Beautiful

March 25, 2017

 

Hello!  I’m excited to show you this dramatic and beautiful card, easy to do by just combining some floral stamps and a bold die.  By making it monochromatic, the card is easy to replicate using any of your favorite colors.  It’s also a fun and relaxing card to make as multiples since there is coloring involved.  My favorite color palette changes daily and as you can see, I felt like reds with a splash of black for my choice the day this one took shape.  Read on for more information on how I made this beauty.

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Nothing Says Happiness Better Than A Gerbera Daisy

March 24, 2017

Hi Everyone! It’s Tina here today for Susan’s Garden Club. By now you’ve seen the stunning new line from Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I was so excited when I saw that there was a Gerbera Daisy die because the Gerbera Daisy is my favorite flower, a flower that makes me happy. For my last post I showed you how to create a bubble background for your card. Today I have another background technique for you. It’s the Wax Paper Technique. Below are the steps to create the background and the rest of the card.

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Party! Birthday Card

March 17, 2017

Hi Everyone! It’s Katelyn here, sharing a masculine Birthday Card. My starting point for the card was the cupcake die. To make this card I used some of the newly-released dies as well as some favorite classic dies from Joset Designs, ModaScrap, and Els van de Burgt Studio. Let me show you how to make the card.

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Wednesday With Shelly – Pop it Ups Double Z-Fold Card

March 15, 2017

 

Hi all! It’s Shelly Hickox with you today, sharing a fun alternative way to use your Pop it Ups Iron Fence Die. I’m always a huge fan of finding new ways to use my favorite dies, and when I saw the cool pop-up Double Z-Fold cards that have been popular lately, I thought the Iron Fence would be perfect to adapt for this fold.

Magical, right?! What I love is that it will fold completely flat for mailing, and shouldn’t require any extra postage. You can go crazy with the fussy-cut embellishments like I’ve done here, or keep it simple. Read on to see how to make one of your own.

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