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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Holiday Party Trays

November 19, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

I picked up some metal trays at the dollar store – the right price, but the wrong style…they had a nice plain red rim, but I wasn’t fond of the design printed on the interior (Santa against a beige burlap border). No problem! I gave them a whole new look with Shimmer Sheetz backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets. It’s an easy, fun gift to whip up in a hurry or to make for last-minute entertaining. And with so many inexpensive trays out there, if you don’t want red-rimmed, you’re sure to find alternatives better suited to your taste and decor. Pretty elegant, don’t you think?

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A Way With Words Ornaments

November 11, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

I was so excited when I saw Suzanne Cannon’s new die set with the lovely, open flourished ornament frame and three words: Peace, Joy, Love. It fits right in with one of my favorite projects – making lightweight, durable, flat Shimmer Sheetz ornaments to send instead of cards. They require only a standard envelope and postage. And Shimmer Sheetz is waterproof so the ornaments can be cleaned with a damp cloth if they get dusty.

My first thought was to make three different Christmas ornaments, but then I had another idea: Make one ornament with the two words that felt seasonal and fit nicely within the open area of the ornament (Peace and Joy) and use the third word (Love) for an ornament suitable for birthdays and anniversaries, baby showers and Valentine’s Day! I added a Stitched Circle to the first, a Stitched Heart and a butterfly to the second.

Here’s the how-to:

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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Adding Sparkle to Mixed Media

October 15, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

I am here today to show you how to incorporate Shimmer Sheetz into mixed media artwork.

I’ve noticed that most mixed media projects include almost exclusively rusty metal, found objects, lots of layering and textures, but rarely anything that sparkles. In other words: Old valued over new, bumpy over smooth, torn over hard edge. In other words: Not particularly my style or preference. I love color, I love artwork and objects that reflect light.

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Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – October

October 10, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.

This month the challenge is …. Fairies at the bottom of the Garden – using either or both of Susan’s Garden Fairy dies when creating their card or project.

Susan’s Garden has two Fairy die sets, the Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal and the Garden Notes Fairy – Tiger Lily, both of which can help add a little bit of magic to your cards.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “If you had your own fairy to bring you a prize, what would be 3 products on your crafting wishlist?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

 

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday – Holiday Head Start, Part 2 – Gift Bags

October 8, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

Solid color or patterned mini shopping bags are inexpensive and easy to find, but these two happened to have come from shopping trips and both had logos printed on the front. To upcycle them into holiday gift bags, I covered the printing with an embossed Shimmer Sheetz rectangle.

Adding a large, lush wire-edge ribbon bow at the top of the rectangle creates the look of a gift box on the front of the bag! Our brains are so used to seeing a big bow on the top of a box, it’s what we see even when that’s not precisely what is in front of us…plus the big bow draws the eye upward, kind of like wearing an interesting scarf or jacket with a fancy collar that would draw attention to our face (rather than our hips).

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Calligraphic Elements 3 – Mask

September 30, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

Have you seen the new Calligraphic Elements 3 die set from Suzanne Cannon? It’s already one of my favorites. And speaking of favorites…Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. As I always say, what’s NOT to like about a celebration that’s all about costumes, candy, and cards!

Inspired by over the-top Mardi Gras masks from New Orleans, today’s project is sparkly, sassy, and fun. It starts with an inexpensive black cat’s eye style mask. Continue Reading

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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Holiday Head Start

September 24, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

I like to get ready for the holidays way ahead of time. The projects I’m sharing today are perfect little stocking stuffers and they make super teacher gifts or party favors. They’re great for birthdays and other occasions, too. And be sure to whip up a few to keep and use around the house! Fan decks are great for bullet journaling, grocery lists, favorite quotes, prompts for projects, and more. The magnet-backed pen and pencil holder would be handy on the fridge, in a locker, or on a file cabinet.

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Button Birthday Card

September 16, 2017

by Judi Kauffman

I’ve been collecting heart-shaped buttons for ages. They’re the perfect accent when it’s time to whip up something for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or Valentine’s Day. If they’re vintage or valuable, I always hand-sew them to my project so they aren’t damaged and can be removed and reused if the person has something else in mind. However, many of them are inexpensive plastic and those are the ones I reserve for cards. I cut off the shank and use a strong hold adhesive tab to keep them in place.

This card is so easy to customize. Use various shades of pink and lavender, as shown, or pick a different palette to suit the occasion and the taste of the recipient. If you don’t have hearts, switch to feminine round buttons or buttons culled from men’s shirts in a mix of sizes, or add clusters of small paper flowers instead.

Here’s the recipe:

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