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A Way With Words

Best friends Forever Owl

November 23, 2015

Hello!! It’s Wanda here and I’m very glad to be back on the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Blog sharing another card using the fabulous A Way With Words dies!! Today I’ve combined those dies with the adorable Poppy the Owl die to make a card just perfect for a BFF.

Here’s how I created the card:

  1. Die cut the words ‘Best’ (#1050 A Way With Words – Best Wishes) and ‘Friends’ (#1052 A Way With Words – Friends) 3 times: Once from Pink and/or Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, once from white cardstock and once from black cardstock, all backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Layer the word pieces so the Shimmer Sheetz is on top, the white cardstock is a highlight to the upper left and the black cardstock is a shadow to the lower right. Leave the release sheet covering the adhesive on the back of the bottom layer till step 4. Set aside.*Reminder: The Metal Adaptor Plate (803) is required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video HERE if you are new to this technique.
  2. Cut all pieces of #910 Poppy the Owl from Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink pieces as shown and assemble Poppy. Set aside.
  3. Cut #1033 Leafy Branch from cardstock, spray with ink, set aside to dry. from cardstock, spray with ink, dry, set aside.
  4. Cut marbled background paper to 4” x 5 1/4” and ink edges. (Piece shown was from my stash, created using Dylusions Ink Sprays and the shaving cream technique. Alternatively, use purchased paper or another piece of Shimmer Sheetz from the Sampler Pack.) Attach all pieces to marbled rectangle as shown, and then to a white top-fold A2 (4.25” x 5.5”) card base. Add ‘forever’ sticker and draw a box around it with the black Pitt pen.

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I hope you like this card and are inspired to make a card for your BFF.

~Wanda

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Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

A Way With Words, Best Wishes (1050)

A Way With Words, Friends (1052)

Poppy the Owl (910)

Leafy Branch (1033)

Shimmer Sheetz, Iris Sampler Pack

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet

Metal Adaptor Plate (803) (*See step 1)

Other:

White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Marbled Background Paper (see step 4)

Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron

Distress Spray Ink – Mowed Lawn

Archival Ink – Jet Black

idea-ology Chit Chat Sticker

Pitt Pen

Ranger Glue n’ Seal

 

Pop it Ups

LIKE, SHARE and WIN

July 28, 2015

LIKE, SHARE and WIN a set of dies from Karen Burniston Designer to create this fabulous Steampunk Poppy Accordion card by Shelly Hickox.

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An all-time favorite from most people that have seen this Accordion card. We are giving away two sets with the following dies so you can create this beautiful card yourself!

Ring Accordion (904)

Poppy the Owl (910)

Props (911)

Clock and Gears (917)

What to do? Head over to our Facebook page, look for this card, and LIKE and SHARE the post.

Winners will be announced on Thursday. You can find all the info about this card on Shelly’s blog HERE.

Pop it Ups Wednesday With

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Karen – A Stand-Up Pull Card

April 8, 2015

Hello friends – Karen Aicken here. I love figuring out ways for my dies to do double duty, as with the Rectangle Pull Card. Today I’ve turned it into a Stand-Up card! Let’s get started.

1. Cut light blue card stock 7-1/2 x 6″ and score the centre of the long side at 3-3/4″. Centre the Rectangle Pull card on the fold line and run it through your die cutting machine  *Note: place the top cutting pad so the notch on the die does not cut. You are only cutting the Rectangle and about 1/4″ past the centre score line. Turn the card base so it opens from the bottom instead of the side.

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2.  Die cut Poppy’s shadow from black card stock. Cut a strip of peach patterned paper 3 x 6″, and adhere a 3 x 6″ strip of Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape to the back. Cut a Poppy the Owl detail layer from this piece and adhere to the black shadow. Place the peach beak back into the opening on the black shadow. Die cut the eyeballs and beak from white card stock that also has Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Tape on the back. Colour the beak with an orange marker and adhere the eyeballs and beak to Poppy. Cut one of the remaining peach circles in half and adhere over the white eyeballs to create eyelids. Adhere a black Glitter Dot Peel-Off on each of Poppy’s eyes over the opening in the white eyeball. Save the remaining peach patterned paper for step 6.

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3. Now die cut the rest of the pieces for the inside of the card as follows.  Cut a 6 x 1-1/4″ strip of green patterned paper and die cut the top edge with the Grass from the Outdoor Edges. Cut a rectangle of patterned paper 5-3/4 x 3-1/2″ and a white rectangle using the rectangle Decorator Die that comes with the Rectangle Pull Card. Die cut a green solid party hat and a white pom-pom and adhere together. Die cut 2 large and one small cloud from white card stock, using the All Seasons Tree. Die cut the spinner from the same blue card stock as the card base. Die cut the Happy Birthday from patterned card stock and adhere Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots to Poppy’s Party Hat. Assemble the inside of the card, using the top photo for placement.

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4. Cut a patterned paper strip 6 x 2-1/4″. This is going to go over the ‘easel’ part of the card, covering the opening. It’s not necessary to cover the opening, but for this card I preferred the look. Apply your adhesive on the card frame, and not on the patterned paper.

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5.  Adhere the strip as shown, trimming the long edges even if needed.

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6. Finish the front by cutting a white card stock strip 4-1/8 x 1″ and notch the ends to create a banner. Die cut letters to spell SMILE from the same adhesive backed patterned paper as in step 2 and adhere them to the banner. Add Glitter Dots as shown, then use foam tape to adhere the banner to the blue rectangle. Die cut one large cloud and two small ones. Add the clouds as shown, using foam tape on one of the small clouds.

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I hope you will try this technique – there are so many fun scenes you can create inside these Stand-Up/Pull Cards!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

974 Rectangle Pull Card

910 Poppy the Owl

914 Outdoor Edges (Grass)

781 All Seasons Tree (Clouds)

949 Props 2

947 Happy Birthday Pop Up (Happy Birthday)

7018 Glitter Dots in Black, and Transparent/Silver

967 Alphabet 1 Caps

508 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape – 64mm (2-1/2″)

 509 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape – 152mm (6″)

 

Other Supplies:

Blue card stock – Stampin’ Up

White & Black  card stock

Patterned paper – MME

Green Patterned Paper Scrap

Orange Glittered Patterned Paper Scrap

Foam Tape

Copic Marker (to colour beak)