DT Melanie here with you to share my newest project. Today I have played with a lot of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ dies along with peel-off stickers and glitter. I had tons of fun!
Mittens and Hats for Year-Round Fun
By Judi Kauffman
I’ve put away my winter coat and boots, but not my Winter Hat and Winter Mittens die sets! Looking at shapes in new ways, thinking outside of the box, is lots of fun and I hope you’ll join me. They’re not just mittens, they’re birds and people and who knows what else. They’re not just hats, they’re cats and dogs and any number of other things.
All you need to do is die cut the mittens and hats from white cardstock (the solid shapes, not the overlays), turn them upside down and sideways and see what you see! Get the kids in on the act, too. They’ll discover all sorts of things that adults might never envision.
Hi Everyone! It’s Katelyn here, sharing a beautiful Love & Happiness Wall Hanging. My starting point for my wall hanging was the Ready to Bloom die and the different die cut images just grew from there. I used a variety of dies from ModaScrap and Els van de Burgt Studio as well as a stamp from Joset Designs to make the wall hanging. Let me show you how to make it.
DT Melanie here with you today sharing a really fun card designed completely with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ dies. The Circle Background Die was such fun to work with. This mosaic design feels mesmerizing to me. It is actually really easy to create too! Below are the simple directions so you can make your own.
Embossed Shimmer Sheetz Easter Eggs
by Judi Kauffman
Each year I make sparkly embossed Shimmer Sheetz Easter Eggs for my friends. It’s always a mix of hanging ornaments and cards, sometimes a two-fer card with a removable ornament on the front. I enjoy choosing the embossing folders and have a great time adding embellishments like Glitter Dots peel-offs.
This time I incorporated some of the new ModaScrap dies. I trimmed away portions of the Dandelion Fluff to create the feel of grass or nests as well as to make an egg stand! Dancing Butterflies and portions of the Lace Pocket made their way into some of the cards, too.
I usually try to limit my cards to only one or two dies but I went all-out this time, incorporating Stitched and Postage Stamp Rectangles as well as the aforementioned. The eggs are hand cut. I wanted chubby, bottom-heavy 3.5” eggs, larger than the Elizabeth Craft Designs egg die, so I drew my own pattern. (It’s a very simple shape – you won’t have any trouble drawing an egg, I promise!)
Coloring Design Team Member Melanie here with you today to share a card made with a really fun stamp and die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs’ brand new stamp line by Krista Schneider. These adorable sets have such a whimsical feel to them and are perfect for coloring with any medium. The matching dies are so precise and make just wonderful projects.
Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey, with my last guest post for 2016. Today I get to share with you this Season’s Greetings Wall hanging using an embroidery hoop. Before I get any further, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. With it being Christmas today, I thought it would be fun to share one more Christmas project with you featuring a variety of dies from Els van de Burgt, Susan’s Garden Club, Quitfire Design, and Jose Designs, plus some Elizabeth Craft Designs products. Let me show you how you can re-create my wall hanging at home.
Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing on the blog today and sharing with you these three fun Christmas Gift Tags that can be added to any holiday gift. With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create these gift tags using a variety of fun Christmas dies from Joset Designs and pair them with Els van de Burgt dies. Let me share with you how to create each tag at home.
Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing back on the blog today and sharing with you this Happy Holidays Christmas card. I’ve been busy creating my Christmas cards, so I thought I’d share with you a Christmas card created using a variety of fantastic Els van de Burgt dies, Elizabeth Craft Designs products, Susan’s Garden Club dies and a Joset Designs stamp set. Let me share with you how I made it.
Hi there! It’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing today. I’m thrilled to be creating projects using the amazing Elizabeth Craft Designs products! When I design I love to combine layers, inks, and die cuts to make my projects come to life. I’d like to share with you how I created this Let it Snow layout using the Els van de Burgt Studio Holidays Garlands 2 die as my starting point.
2. Cut two 3.5″ x 4.75″ Stitched Rectangles from 100# White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut the photo with the same Stitched Rectangles die.
3. Cut two patterned paper pieces with the 4″ x 5.25″ Stitched Rectangles die and one White Soft Finish Cardstock rectangle.
4. Blend Antique Linen Distress Ink onto the three white cardstock rectangles.
5. On one of the small rectangles, stamp “Let It Snow” in Potting Soil Ink toward the bottom right corner.
6. Die cut ‘Brrrrrrr’ from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
7. Blend Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the die cut as shown above.
8. Die cut three large White Soft Finish Cardstock snowflake borders using the Holiday Garlands 2 die. Cut one snowflake off of the third border.
9. Lightly blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto the snowflake borders and single snowflake.
10. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to snowflakes.
11. Die cut the Birdhouse from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
12. Blend Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the Birdhouse and Heart. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the roof and birdhouse base.
13. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the snowflake dies from the Entwined Circles and/or Brrrrr word to cut out eleven snowflakes.
14. Peel off the release sheet to expose the adhesive on the front of the snowflakes and sprinkle White Silk Microfine Glitter over them. Tap off excess glitter. Polish the glitter with a fingertip. Repeat for all snowflakes. (Note: White Silk Microfine Glitter is opaque. For more sparkle, substitute Warm or Cool Diamond.)
15. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to the center of the snowflakes.
Time to assemble the layout:
16. Adhere two 4″ x 6″ patterned paper pieces to the bottom right and top left corners.
17. Adhere the postcard and January cut out to the top left of the patterned paper.
18. Adhere the snow card in the bottom right of the patterned paper, leaving 1/4″ showing of the bottom patterned paper.
19. Adhere the inked but not stamped rectangle to the slightly larger patterned paper rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere the patterned paper rectangle to the top right hand corner.
20. Adhere the small inked rectangle with “Let It Snow” sentiment to the slightly larger patterned paper rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere in the bottom left corner.
21. Adhere a 1″ patterned paper border to the middle of the bottom left rectangle.
22. Adhere the photo to the slightly larger inked rectangle. Adhere the inked rectangle to the large patterned paper rectangle. Adhere the Brrrrr die cut to the top right hand side of the layered rectangles. Use foam squares to pop the layered rectangles to the middle of the layout.
23. Adhere the snowflake border across the dark blue border.
24. Use foam squares top add dimension to the birdhouse at the birdhouse to the left of the photo.
25. Add the glittered snowflakes as desired.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own Let it Snow layout.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Distress Ink – Fired Brick for the birdhouse, Tumbled Glass for the snowflakes, Vintage Photo for the birdhouse and Antique Linen for the stitched rectangles
Ranger Ink Mini Blending Tool and Replacement Foam
Archival Ink – Potting Soil
Graphic 45 – Children’s Hour: January