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Susan's Garden Club

Fall Flower Pot

August 15, 2016

Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team here today to share a special birthday card for my Mom. I was in the mood for fall, so I created a flower pot filled with fall flowers. Garden Notes ‘Potted’, ‘Marigold’ and ‘Aster’ are brand new dies from the Summer 2016 release!

Check out Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s video tutorial on the Garden Notes Aster HERE.

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Show & Tell with Els

August 2, 2016

Hello, everyone! It’s Els here and I’m having such a great week that I wanted to share it with you – so not a project and instructions today, but with news from here in Colorado…

Our daughter Joset and granddaughter Annika are visiting. It’s been so much fun watching the two together, and Joep and I are very hands-on – tons of cuddling and stories. Annika even eats black beans, inspiring me to branch out and try new foods so she doesn’t get ahead of me when it comes to adventurous eating habits!

Joset’s here for work, too. We’re taping YouTube videos. Susan Tierney-Cockburn arrived on Sunday to tape tutorials for her new release as well. We’ve got a full house, just the way we like it! Both Joset and Susan will also be guest hosting Technique Friday with Els. We may not sleep at all!

Meanwhile, we hope you’ve already taken a gander at the new releases from Susan and from Karen Burniston. We know you’ll find a zillion must-haves. We’re including some projects here to spark your muse. And be sure to head over to their Facebook pages and blogs so you don’t miss out on a single thing! Karen is posting a YouTube video tutorial every day for a week to showcase her collection.

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Created by Shelly Hickox
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Created by Kelly Booth
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 Created by Selma Stevenson

And I’m excited to announce that the wonderful new collection of dies and stamps from Joset Designs is going to be revealed on August 11th (yes, this is a proud mother speaking) along with Suzanne Cannon’s latest ‘A Way With Words’ dies.

My own Els van de Burgt Studio release will follow on August 25th.

Our design team and guest designers are busily creating projects and writing instructions. Stay tuned! This is going to be a very active and fun-filled time on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the YouTube Channel as well!

Speaking of active and fun-filled, Annika is ready to go outside and play, and so am I!

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Els van de Burgt Studio

Fall Leaves Nature Tag Card

October 12, 2015

Fall Tag Card

Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team

Happy Fall! This is Mary with a colorful Fall card. The leaves are so fun to make! Google “Fall leaves” for many beautiful examples you can use as models for your leaves.

Making the Card

1. Cut a piece of bright yellow-orange cardstock 4 1/4 x 11 inches (half of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet). Fold in half. Optional: add a piece of leaf paper to the inside flap (you could also stamp leaves and color them). With the card closed, place main die at opening (across from fold) and cut. Trim both sides. Open card; on front side of card, line up leaves decorator die with hole and die cut.

2. Die cut a set of Woodland Leaves from white cardstock. Color using PanPastels. Draw veins with colored pencils. Use a fixative before shaping (this is optional but will prevent some of the color from coming off onto the pad). Shape each leaf using Metal Tool Set and molding pad. Add more color if necessary.

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3. Stamp quote All Things of Nature in black ink on light yellow cardstock. Using label decorator die from Katie Label Pivot Card, center and die cut quote. Use Distress Inks and ink blending tool to decorate edges of label. (Optionally you could use PanPastels; be sure to use fixative.)

4. Adhere leaves, label (dimensional tape), sequins, and buttons as shown.

5. Dye seam binding ribbon with Distress Inks. Tie ribbon through back tag hole and twine through front tag hole as shown.

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Supplies

ECD Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Bright Yellow-Orange, White, Light Yellow
  • Fixative
  • Black Ink
  • Distress Ink: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Colored Pencils (e.g. Prismacolor)
  • Buttons
  • Sequins
  • Twine
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Dimensional Tape
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Halloween Spooky Scene Pop-up Bench Card

September 14, 2015

Card Inside FullCreated by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team

Greetings! Mary here, and Halloween is coming! Time for spooky scenes… and Susan’s new CountryScapes are perfect for setting the stage (or creating the card). I combined this with Karen Burniston’s Garden Bench decorated as an old weather-beaten seat under the eerie moon and creepy tree. What else could be lurking nearby?? Bwahaha…

Making the Card

1. Cut two pieces black cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (basically, one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet cut in half). Fold each in half then die cut one with Garden Bench main die as directed on packaging.

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2. Protect card around bench with Post-it or other removable tape. Paint “wood” areas with a fairly thick coat of Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. Add a very little on the iron works area to give it an aged look (I used my finger). The paint may pick up some black color from the paper but since the bench is in shadow, it works. Once completely dry, sponge over with Black Soot Distress Ink. Optional: wipe surface with slightly damp paper towel to remove a little surface ink while leaving ink in cracks.

3. Adhere other piece of folded black cardstock to back, lining up edges. When applying adhesive, be sure to avoid bench area. Add adhesive to one side, line up with fold on non-sticky side (easier to slide around this way), stick adhesive sides together, then adhere other side. Trim if necessary.

4. Die cut a circle (Ring Accordion) from orange decorative paper or orange cardstock. Use PanPastels to color Moon shadows and highlights. Adhere at top right corner inside card (see photo). Trim from back, flush with card. Die cut a scrap of cardstock with Clouds die to use as a template. Chalk under with light yellow or white PanPastel all across the sky, including over moon in a couple spots. Slightly smudge.

Side View

5. From black cardstock, cut pumpkins, cat, raven, bats (2 sets), tree, branches, and grass (see Supplies for links). Glue one set of bats over moon as shown. Add eyes to cat with white gel pen; add yellow or green ink on top (e.g. Twisted Citron Distress Ink) for color. Chalk highlights where moonlight would touch each (light yellow or white PanPastel); I did this with a stump and blended lightly with my finger. I left the grass alone. Trace pumpkins on yellow/orange cardstock. Cut inside the lines. Glue behind pumpkins. Chalk a little orange (around facial features) on pumpkins. Chalk highlights on raven as shown. Optional: add a small eye with black Enamel Accents and a dot of highlight with white gel pen. Add branches to tree in a slightly misshapen way (it’s a spooky tree!); chalk edges towards moon side (you may need to trim some branches to fit inside the card). For added dimension, rub behind elements with large ball stylus.

6. Adhere all elements where shown – using dimensional tape behind pumpkins and raven.

7. Die cut 2nd largest decorator tag from cream decorative paper or cream cardstock. Sponge Rusty Hinge Distress Ink through Shatter stencil in top right corner of tag for a subtle spider web background. Randomly edge/sponge with Black Soot and Rusty Hinge for an aged look. Stamp Happy Halloween and spider in black ink as shown. Optional: add black Enamel Accents to body of spider. Glue bats as pictured. Cut orange paper 1 7/8 inches wide (the width is 6″ from paper pad). Cut spiderweb paper 1 5/8 inches wide. Adhere spiderweb paper centered in orange. Cut to width of card. Wrap Halloween twine around three times, securing in back. Adhere with dimensional tape to bottom of card. Tie a bow with twine. Add tag (with dimensional tape) and bow as shown.

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Supplies

ECD Supplies

Other Supplies

  • Cardstock: Black, Yellow/Orange
  • Patterned Paper: Authentique Enchanted 6×6 Paper Pad #ENC009
  • Distress Crackle Paint: Picket Fence
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Twisted Citron or Squeezed Lemonade, Rusty Hinge
  • Black Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
  • Gel Pen: White
  • Enamel Accents: Black
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz Shatter THS014
  • Stamp Set: Technique Tuesday Halloween Circles
  • Twine: Halloween Colors (Black/Orange/White)
  • Dimensional Tape
Pop it Ups Videos

Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge – Pop it Ups for every month!

December 17, 2014

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the December Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my Designer Challenge team to use Pop it Ups dies for a specific theme. This month the challenge was to give year-round inspiration. We split up the months among the team so we could make sure that you have at least one inspiring card for every month of the year.

The Designer Challenge Team includes members from the USA, Canada, U.K. and Australia, so I encouraged them to craft for their own country’s holidays and dates (U.K. Mother’s Day is in March, Canadian Thanksgiving is in October and Australian Father’s Day is in September) so our challenge would be internationally inspiring. They did an amazing job!

August didn’t have much by way of international holidays, so it was the perfect month for Birthday cards. (My twins’ birthday is in August) I wanted to create a new twist on an old classic – the Explosion Card. This video tutorial will show how to make explosion sides for a traditional pop-up card. I used the Happy Birthday die in the video, but this technique would also work with the other general pop-up dies; Lorna Label, Lots of Pops, Lucy Label, Garden Bench and the new general pop-up being released in a few weeks at CHA. (Does the anticipation have you on the edge of your seat?)

Here are a few photos of the video project. For a card like this, where the inside is so spectacular, I saw no reason to do too much decorating on the front – a few stripes to tie in with the inside colors and then let the magic be in the discovery of the explosion pop-up card. After all, this card will most likely be displayed open, not closed.

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To attach the twine I simply punched small holes on each side of the explosion, threaded the ends of the twine through the holes and then tied the ends in a knot.

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I hung two Props2 birthday hats from the twine using tiny safety pins. I chose safety pins so I could seat the pins onto the twine and they wouldn’t slide to the middle. To make sure the hats could hang vertically, I made a slotted hole in each hat to accommodate the bottom part of the safety pin.

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Anything that is attached to the “bellows” (as my husband John calls them) will also pop-up, so you can see in the photo below where I added a couple more Props2 Birthday hats attached randomly to the explosion side pieces.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock colors – Charlie & Wheat, Bazzill
  • Thin Paper – Bazzill Miss Teagen Sue collection (older retired – use any other lightweight patterned paper)
  • Ribbon & Twine – Creative Impressions
  • Tiny Safety Pins – Advantus
  • Magnets – Basic Grey
  • Brayer, Fineline 20 gauge bottle, Lineco glue

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Let’s get inspiration for a year’s worth of cards, courtesy of the 2014 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Team and Guest Designer Sandy Diller.

JANUARY

Fran Sabad starts off the year with a shiny golden New Year’s Card. She used the Katie Label Accordion and turned it into landscape orientation by following the instructions in my video tutorial. So elegant!

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Frances Byrne is our resident wonder from down under! She always makes the most amazing cards, and this Australia Day card is no exception. She combined the Spiral Circle Pull Card with the All Seasons Tree and then styled Honey the Bear as a Koala. G’card, Mate!

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FEBRUARY

Raquel Mason used the doubling technique from last month’s video to make a Double Heart Pivot Card for Valentine’s Day inspiration. She also styled Honey the Bear as a chocolate bear. Perfect colors and styling.

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Frances Byrne made this gorgeous Happy Chinese New Year card by mixing pages from the Circle Accordion and the Fancy Accordion with the Frame Edges for each album. What perfect colors and stamps!

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MARCH

Kelly Booth‘s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day so naturally she chose March and crafted this glittery green magical card. The Ring Accordion, Poppy the Owl, Props1 and the Clouds Embossing Folder all make an appearance, along with the ECD 4-leaf clovers die.

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Helen Cryer is from the U.K., where Mother’s Day is celebrated in March. She made this lovely 4-page Oval Accordion card, also incorporating the Oval Dots Frame Edges. Her color and image choices are perfection, as usual!

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APRIL

You had me at amazing, Caz Counsell! I just love what Caz did for an April Fools Day card – everything is backwards, from the way the card opens to the greeting itself. But fear not . . . you can read it in the mirror if you hold it just so! AMAZING! I also love her choice of the Ring Frame Edges on the sides of the Katie Label Accordion (done Landscape style) to give the labels a different look.
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Raquel Mason will make you smile with this bright fun landscape Oval Accordion Easter card featuring Hoppy the Frog dressed like a bunny. She also used the Oval Flourish Frame Edges.04RaquelOval

MAY

Shelly Hickox made a drop-dead gorgeous Mother’s Day card with a very cool technique for notching together gutted Oval Accordion pages to make a tunnel card. Can you see all the layers of goodness in the card? Make sure you click on Shelly’s name to see more photos on her blog. She also used the fence from the House Pivot Card and the banner from the Lorna Label die.05ShellyOval

If you notice a Landscape Accordion theme going on this month, it all started with a video tutorial I posted last month teaching how to convert the portrait-style Accordion Album dies (Oval, Katie Label) into Landscape orientation. Learn this technique on my blog post: Video Tutorial: Converting Portrait Accordions into Landscape. I am always so flattered when the team likes my videos enough to try the techniques.

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JUNE

Donna Wright is from the U.K. where they also celebrate Father’s Day in June. She used the Landscape Accordion technique with the Katie Label Accordion to make a World’s Greatest Dad card. What a great use for the ECD Wheelbarrow die!

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Everyone needs graduation cards in June and here is some fabulous inspiration courtesy of Summer Hills-Painter. She used the graduate’s school colors with the landscape technique on the Oval Accordion, plus Oval Flourish Frame Edges. Check out that mini tassel!

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JULY

Karen Aicken combined the Spiral Circle Pull Card with the Damask Embossing folder and the little maple leaf from the All Seasons Tree die into a spectacular Canada Day card. I love all those little leaves flying on the spiral.
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This 4th of July card by Shelly Hickox is patriotic and perfect. She used the Katie Label Accordion and Katie Stars Frame Edges along with decorator ovals and the banners from the Lots of Pops die. Notice the glittered banner behind the word celebrate and the occasional glittered silver stars in the Frame Edges.

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AUGUST

Sandy Diller always makes such amazing cards when she guest designs for the Challenges. This month is no exception with this fabulous tutorial for how to elongate the Katie Label Accordion die to make this 5-panel card for her friend turning 70. She cut SEVENTY candles for the card. What a great friend! The Agatha Edges and flourish work great atop all her interactive pages. Make sure you click her name to go see the tutorial.

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SEPTEMBER

Frances Byrne also made a landscape accordion, this one with the Katie Label Accordion and Katie Stars Frame Edges, to celebrate Father’s Day, which is in September in Australia. Having the landscape orientation gave her the right size panels for her perfect stamps.
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 Summer Hills-Painter shows a great September Back-to-School card using the Ring Accordion. What a wonderful way to kick off the year with your child’s teacher. As usual, Summer picked the perfect combination of papers and elements.

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OCTOBER

Karen Aicken is Canadian, where Thanksgiving is celebrated in October. She made this lovely card using a technique first seen on a card by Raquel Mason, where a transparency on the first panel of a Katie Label Pivot Card reveals a greeting when the card is closed and disappears when opened.
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Shelly Hickox mentioned that Halloween came and went before she got a chance to use this gorgeous Graphic 45 patterned paper. This challenge was the perfect reason to pull it back out and fussy cut all the scenery for an amazingly complex-looking, but easily-assembled Lots of Pops card. You can see a video of this card in action by clicking Shelly’s name.

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NOVEMBER

Fran Sabad got very clever with her punches and fashioned a turkey to fit the Circle Accordion Album. On the front of her album (click her name to see it) she added the Ring Frame Edges around the circle opening – a very clever way to use those edges.

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This is my original project from the video tutorial, which not only shows the technique for making the portrait albums into landscape, but also for how to style Dutch the Fox and Honey the Bear as woodland creatures instead of Characters. It’s all on this blog post: Video Tutorial: Converting Portrait Accordions into Landscape.

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DECEMBER

Donna Wright created a spectacular Fancy Accordion Advent Calendar card with adorable little jeweled numbered doors. Each door has a little image behind it, so you should definitely click over to see it. She also used every one of the frame edges from the Fancy Frame Edges and the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges die sets. This is AMAZING!

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Caz Counsell wanted to show a quick and easy Christmas Pivot card for a December idea. She used the Katie Label Pivot Card and the Agatha Edges.

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Karen Aicken made this fabulous Hanukkah card for her daughter recently. She used the Spiral Circle Pull Card and added little dreidels on the spiral when the card is pulled open. (Click her name to see the inside of the card)
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Sandy Diller also made a Hanukkah card using the Fancy Accordion and Fancy Frame Edges and traditional Hanukkah symbols. What a gorgeous album!

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Kelly Booth made this delightful 6-page Oval Accordion card recently featuring a variety of snowman stamps colored to perfection. She used the Oval Clouds Frame Edges on each page in her signature color (teal!)

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So there you have it! A year’s worth of inspiration using Pop it Ups dies.

On a more personal note, I really want to thank everyone at Elizabeth Craft Designs, my amazing Designer Challenge Team and all my fellow crafters, customers and students for making my first year with ECD so successful. Joining this family has truly been like coming home and I am so inspired to bring you more innovative die designs in 2015.

Join us next year (see what I did there?) on January 21, 2015 when the team will be showing off new dies being released at CHA Winter 2015 in a challenge I’m calling “Triple Categories” (Mixing dies from at least three categories)

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Fall Birthday Spiral Circle Pull Card

October 23, 2014

Hello Crafty Friends!

Debra Hensley here today. Fall has arrived bringing all kinds of beautiful colors. So much to see and celebrate: The changing rainbow of the leaves, pumpkins in many shapes and sizes, acorns for the squirrels, and as with every season an abundance of birthdays! I wanted to celebrate Fall birthdays with a colorful Spiral Circle Pull Card.

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Here is the card open

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The Spiral Circle Pull Card die does all the work for you and makes it easy to make a fun card for any occasion.

Here’s how I made this Fall themed version:

1. Cut a piece of double sided pattern paper to 7.25″ x 5.5″ and fold in half. Once die cut this will make a standard A2 size card. Align the center tabs of the die on the center fold and die cut with the Spiral die inside the circle pull die. Die cut a green circle with the decorator circle die included with the set.

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2. Ink all the edges and pieces with brown ink. Adhere the green circle to the circle front of the card, making sure to adhere only around the outer edge of the spiral so the spiral can still open. Add one small glue dot to the back side of the spiral in the center, close the card and press down securely to attach the other end of the spiral to the inside of the card.

3. Adhere pumpkins and leaves from the Pumpkins Peel-Off in Gold to watercolor paper. Color using a water brush and Distress Markers. Sponge lightly with gold ink. Let dry and trim closely. Color edge with Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker to cover the cut edge and make it look more finished.

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4. Trim off the leaves from the left side of the Pumpkin Peel-Off. Adhere the pumpkins on the front circle on foam adhesive. Adhere the two cut leaves behind the pumpkin, making sure the card can open easily. Adhere the other cut leaves to the spiral inside the card.

5. Using a Transfer Sheet, remove the negative part of two maple leaves from the Leaves
Peel-Off in Gold. Transfer the larger to the inner circle of the card and the smaller one on the top right inside so that it shows on the front when closed. You can view a great video by Els showing how to use the transfer sheets HERE

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6. Die cut the large decorator Lorna Label from the Lorna Label Pop Up in red and adhere to the back of the card for a place to write a message.

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7. Adhere the Large Happy Birthday Peel-Off in Gold around the outer circle inside the card. Add Decorative corners and borders to finish the card. Here is a close up of inside.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you give the Spiral Circle Pull Card and coloring Peel-Offs with Distress markers a try and make a Fall themed Birthday card for the special people in your life!

Elizabeth Craft supplies used:

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card
2538 Pumpkins Peel-Off- Gold
1029 Fall Leaves Peel-Off- Gold
600 Transfer Sheet
915 Lorna Label Pop Up
Watercolor Paper
2557 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Off- Gold
1034 Corners and Borders Peel-Off- Gold
7010 Glitter Borders Assorted- Red/Gold

Other supplies:

Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Foam Adhesive
Cardstock- Bazzill
Pattern Paper-BoBunny
Distress Markers- Red  Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw,
Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Wild Honey
Water brush
Gold Ink

 

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Scrap Frames & Pumpkins

October 12, 2014

By Judi Kauffman

Don’t toss those scraps! The pieces that are left after you make Katie Label Accordion cards can be combined to create interesting frames for flat-front cards. The shape and dimensions of the frames will depend on how many pieces you use and how you arrange them.

In keeping with the theme and palette of the scraps I had on hand I added pumpkins, leaves,
a Jack ‘O Lantern, wood grain and solid color cardstock, a black spider and some black stars.

I know these won’t be the last of my Scrap Frames projects. I’ve got a zippy plastic bag on my work table and plan to keep refilling it.

HOW TO:

1. Arrange patterned paper leftovers from Katie Label Accordion cards to create frames in various shapes and sizes. When pleased with the combinations, glue them to speckled or solid color cardstock rectangles measuring about a quarter-inch larger than the frame on all sides.

2. Put Pumpkins and Leaves Peel-offs in Black or Gold, or a combination, onto Fire Opal Gemstones Shimmer Sheetz. Cut around the shapes staying as close as possible to the outlines.

3. Use the photos for layout ideas. Assemble A2 size (4.25 x 5.5 inch) top- or side-fold card fronts: One frame, a pair of pumpkins or a Jack ‘O Lantern, and two or three leaves per card.

4. Options:
Use foam tape or dots to add dimension to pumpkins and leaves (Peel-offs sheet called Pumpkins includes leaves and a Jack ‘O Lantern as well as pumpkins).
Add a spider and some stars from Halloween in Frame Peel-offs in Black.
Remember to look at both front and back of the scraps if they have been cut from 2-sided papers.

 

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

2585 Halloween in Frame Peel-offs in Black

2538 Pumpkins in Black and/or Gold

SS 0218 Shimmer Sheetz in Fire Opal Gemstones

903 Katie Label Accordion

Other – An Eerie Tale Collection (Graphic 45); Solid color and wood grain cardstock (any manufacturer)

Glitter Inlay Technique – Pinecone Card

October 9, 2014

Hello Everyone!

It’s Debra Hensley today. In Texas, Fall has many colors but most of them are shades of green. The tall Pine trees start showing Pinecones to signify the turning of the season. I love looking up at a the towering Pines against a blue sky. That image was the inspiration for my card today. One of the first techniques I learned from Els was a red glittered background with white glittered snowflakes inlaid seamlessly into the panel. It was so beautiful! I knew I wanted to use that technique for my card today.

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Here’s how I created my card:

1. Fold a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card. Cut a piece of Kraft colored cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4. Ink the edges with brown ink and adhere to the white base.

2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/2. Cover it with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet. Adhere well and trim to 5 x 3 3/4. Using some extra pieces of release sheet I had saved from other projects (Always save those release sheets!) Die cut 3 pine sprigs and one pinecone overlay from the release sheets.

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3. To created the inlay, remove the release sheet from the cardstock panel, careful not to get fingerprints on it as they will show in the glitter. Place the pine sprig die cuts on the adhesive side where you want them to be. Place the release sheet you pulled off the panel over the top to avoid touching the adhesive, then rub over the pine sprig die cuts well so there are no lifted edges. This will ensure nice crisp images.

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4. I created a mix of  Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and Sky Silk Microfine Glitter to get a lighter blue for the sky. Cover the entire panel with the glitter and polish well with your finger making sure not to lift any of the edges of the pine sprig die cuts.

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5 Remove the release sheet pine sprigs, careful not to touch the exposed adhesive.

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6. Using various shades of Green Glitter, sprinkle different sections of the pine sprigs.

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7. Rub the glitter in well. Brush off the remaining glitter and save the mixture for another use. You can purchase empty mixing bottles for just that purpose in our online store here.

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The panel should look like this when you are finished. Isn’t it beautiful!

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8. To created the pinecones, die cut three pinecone silhouettes from kraft colored cardstock covered with double sided adhesive. Peel off the liner and add the pinecone overlay to the exposed adhesive carefully. Glitter with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish well, careful not to lift any edges.

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9. Remove the overlay release sheet and glitter with Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish well. In the photo below, the last pinecone is done in reverse so you can see the difference if you wanted to do it another way.

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10. Add the pinecones to the card front with foam adhesive on the bottom only and a glue dot on the top to give dimension. The second pinecone in the cluster is adhered directly to the background with no pop dots.

11. Cut a strip of white cardstock to 3 1/4 by 3/4. Cut a strip of kraft cardstock to 3 x 5/8. Ink the kraft strip with brown ink.  Cut a “v” into one end of each strip. Adhere together. Add Missing You Peel-off in Gold to the strip. Add adhesive to the left edge only. Use your fingers to curve to give a banner like effect. Adhere to card front. Add Gold corner Peel-Offs to the four corners to complete.

Here is another view of the completed card

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I hope you give the Glitter Inlay Technique a try. The results are always stunning and it is a lot of fun to do!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

766 Pinecone die
765 Sprig with Berries die
805 Mixing Jar
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
607 Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter
631 Soft Green Microfine Glitter
633 Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter
635 Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter
2580 Thinking of You Large Peel-Off in Gold
1034 Corners and Borders Peel-Off in Gold

Other Products used:

White Cardstock – Bazzill
Kraft Cardstock – Bazzill
Pop Dots
Glue Dots