Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller here to share a simple idea for a little gift box containing handmade greeting cards. This is a nice way to say “Thanks” to a hostess or just give to someone special.
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It is Anita here. Today, I have some fun gift boxes for you to make. Gifting is an essential part of our lives and if done beautifully, it leaves fond memories.
Elizabeth Craft Designs has some wonderful dies that can be used to make boxes in a variety of shapes. I am going to feature the Pillow Box with Handle.
I have used a variety of dies to cut the embellishments. The possibilities are endless.
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here today for the Die Cutting Team. Today I am going to show you how to create texture with your stencils. Below you will find instructions and photos so you can replicate the Follow Your Dreams card.
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A warm welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. It’s Pavitra here and today i have a gorgeous card to share with you. I created it for a special friend, using the Dahlia from Susan’s Garden.
Dahlias are such versatile flowers, they come in various colors and with Susan’s dies it is so easy to create them. For this card I chose various shades of pink.
Hi Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with a sweet card to remind someone special that you’re always with them, even when you’re apart.
To get the best look with your A Way With Words dies you want good contrast between the letters and the background. I thought it would be fun to use the ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 as a background with a different colour behind it, but that creates a far too complicated pattern and the words disappear. We need more contrast! There are a number of ways to work around this problem, but here is the one I chose.
Follow along with me to see how you can make this card!
Hey Everyone! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Happy Happy Birthday Card. The starting point for my card was the fabulous Kites die from Joset Designs. Using the kite die, and combining it with a variety of die cut images from Els van de Burgt Studio and some ModaScrap patterned paper, my Happy Happy Happy Birthday Card grew from there. Let me show you below how to make it at home.
Moikka from Finland again! It’s Riikka here sharing a double treat with you! I have a step by step tutorial for the card you see above and then a video for a layout I did using the same steps. Both feature peachy, warm summer colors and ladybugs. And summer projects need some shine, too, to remind us of the glorious the sun. For the glimmer I used Silk Microfine Glitter.
Let’s start with the card, although I must admit that I did actually the layout first and then turned the same steps into a card!
Step 1. Place a round mono-printing plate onto an acrylic block and brayer acrylic paints onto the surface. Quickly press an embossing folder onto the paint to pick up the pattern. (I used the “Bouquet” folder for the summery feel.) Turn the printing plate over to use it like a stamp; press the pattern to a card-sized piece of cardstock. Let the paint air dry or use a heat tool to speed the drying. Clean the printing plate.
Step 2. Add some watercolor around the printed circle to blend and blur it into the background as follows: Spray a little bit of water onto to the cardstock and then add wet paint. Use the same colors as in Step 1. Dry with a heat tool or air dry.
Step 3. Continue building layers to your background. This time use a stencil and inks. To continue the theme, I chose a floral pattern stencil. Keep within the same color palette and work on top of and around the mono-printed area.
Step 4. Finish the background with some pencil swirls and stamped texture. Concentrate on the focal area to draw the recipient’s eye.
Step 5. Cut solid color and patterned papers into small rectangles and squares. Overlap and staple them together to create a small composition. Attach the cluster to the card using foam dots for dimension.
Step 6. Complete the layered composition with a stamped greeting, a flair button and die cut leaf. Use the same white cardstock for the die cut leaf and the stamped greeting. Layer and glue to the card as shown.
Step 7. For extra interest add some finishing details: Stamp, color and cut out some ladybugs. Die cut some flowers from Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. When in place on the card, remove the release sheet and coat the exposed adhesive with Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle on the glimmering flower!
Step 8. Finish the card by adding the piece to a slightly larger piece of a patterned paper. Use the 3mm tape as your adhesive. Display as a flat card on an easel or as preferred, or add to a solid color side-fold cardstock card base.
Just eight easy steps and you’ve made a card! The number of steps is almost the same for turning the same tutorial into a layout. The surface is bigger, at least if you’re working on a 12×12″ sheet, but otherwise the steps are the same. First add the mono-printing with acrylic paint, then the watercolors, and so forth.
The card can be used as a note to say hello, or make a birthday version by changing the greeting you use. I made the layout about me. I wanted it to have the same summery, flowery feel as the card and it is, in fact, about a birthday. I just turned 35 in the beginning of the month. So even though I love winter and snow, I’m a child of summer! As this layout is a very personal one, I took the picture of the layout without yet adding the journaling. That will come later to keep it private, but you can see the lightly drawn lines waiting for my words at the lower right corner.
If you want to see how I used the same steps to make the page, please see the video below!
As you can see, I use almost the same steps and products in the page as in the card. One thing that is different, though, is the self-made stamp I use here. If it looks a bit familiar, you are correct! I actually made it and the letters in an earlier post. You can see it here (link).
I hope I have inspired you with these two projects! Thank you for stopping by today and wishing you a lovely summer day…See you again next month!
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