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Teen Boy Birthday Card

April 14, 2017

Hi everyone,

It´s Sanna here, and it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I decided to share with you a teen boy birthday card idea. My son recently celebrated his birthday and this is the card I made for him. It is fairly easy to make and by changing the colors you can easily create a card for a teen girl using the same idea. Continue Reading

Coloring Designer Challenge Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – March

March 21, 2017

Hi everyone,

It is time for our Coloring Design Team March Designer Challenge. Our challenge this month is Fabulous Florals – Spring is upon us, so let’s see those flowers on our cards this month.

For today’s challenge we are giving away a “Fabulous Flowers” pack to 3 winners. The winners will receive the following:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan’s Garden Tulip 2; Suzanne Cannon A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What is your favorite springtime flower?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing. 
The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Floral Stand Up Helper

May 8, 2015

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today. Purple is my favorite color and if you combine purple and  glitter – well, it can’t get much better. I would like to show you how to make a pretty purple floral Stand Up Helper that’s perfect for that special someone. Don’t forget Mother’s Day is only 2 days away.

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1.  Cut light purple cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score at 2-1/4″ and 5-1/2″ for a standard A2 base card.

2.  On the non-scored bottom of card, place one Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges die 1″ from the edge of card and 2-1/4″ from the bottom. Repeat for other side. From light purple cardstock, die cut 2 hinges from Hardware 1 – Hinges. Click HERE to view a tutorial from Els about using Stand Up Helpers.

3.  From yellow and dark purple cardstock, die cut 2 different sizes of Katie Labels.

4.  Cut yellow cardstock at 3-1/2″ x 4″ and 1/2″ x 5-1/4″.

5.  Cut dark purple cardstock at 3-5/8″ x 4-1/8″ and (2) at 2″ x 5-3/8″

6.  Cut 2 pieces of pattern paper at 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″.

7.  Adhere a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to white cardstock, remove release sheet, place desired peel-offs onto adhesive then cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Color with alcohol markers and cut out images using Fine Pointed Scissors. Click HERE to view a tutorial from Els about this technique.

8.  Use a Transfer Sheet to apply negative image to yellow cardstock. Click HERE to view a tutorial from Els about using Transfer Sheets.

9.  Cut off (2) 3 scallop sections of Lace Fan peel off and place on top and bottom of yellow cardstock prior to adhering flower with foam tape.

10.  Assemble card using photos for placement. Adhere Hardware 1 – Hinges over the Stand Up Helpers. Adhere a small piece of cardstock to the top back of the hinge to allow the Glitter Dot to stay in place. Place more Glitter Dots in desired areas.

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Raquel

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

963 Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges

962 Hardware 1 – Hinges

768 Katie Label Pivot Card

903 Katie Label Accordion

2543 Columbines in black

2580 Thinking of You Large

1278 Lace Fan 2

7018 Glitter Dots

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape

639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

600 Transfer Sheet

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other:

Cardstock: light purple, dark purple, yellow, white and pattern paper

Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Bone folder

Foam adhesive

Glitter Lotus Flower

December 22, 2014

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel Mason here today. With the busy holiday season upon us, I’d like to show you how to make a quick shimmery & sparkly card with only a few supplies. You can change the sentiment to suit your needs as Elizabeth Craft Designs has so many wonderful word peel-offs to choose from.

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1.  Cut a piece of gray cardstock at  5.5 x 8.5 and score at 4.25 for an A2 sized base card.

2.  Cut a piece of White Iris Shimmer Sheetz at 4 x 5.25. Emboss using Ginko embossing folder. Swipe Teal Blue StazOn ink directly on top of the embossed areas. Use a sanding block to distress and remove some color, wipe off dust. I added some rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball then rubbed it on the Shimmer Sheetz to remove more color. Adhere to card base.

3.  Cut a piece of teal cardstock at 3.25 x 4.25 and die cut top portion using Tags & More 1 – Lace to create the tag.

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4.  From gray cardstock die cut (2) decorative corner pieces and (1) reinforcement. Adhere these pieces to tag, use photo for placement. Add ribbon through the reinforcement hole and tie a bow with twine. Adhere to card base.

5.  From gray cardstock die cut Lotus Flower.

6.  Adhere a piece of  Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet to white cardstock that is large enough to fit the Lotus Flower, then die cut Lotus Flower overlay. Remove the release sheet, cover with Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess and polish with your finger. Adhere die cut overlay to gray Lotus Flower from step 5.

7.  Use dimensional tape to adhere Lotus Flower to card.

8.  Apply Thinking of You peel-off on the tag. Use photo for placement.

9.  Optional: emboss the flap of your envelope using Ginko embossing folder.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Raquel

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

743 Lotus Flower

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace

605 Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter

503 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

E122 Ginko Embossing Folder

SS0102 White Iris Shimmer Sheetz

2580 Thinking of You Large Peel-off

Other Supplies-

Basic Gray & Bermuda Bay cardstock – Stampin’ Up!

Teal Blue StazOn

sanding block

rubbing alcohol

cotton ball

ribbon and twine

 

 

Pop it Ups

Thinking of You

August 28, 2014

Hi! It’s Candy with another post for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Everyone has a bad day once in a while and needs a sweet pick-me-up. I thought the new Rainy Day Set would be perfect for a thinking-of-you card. I used the Lucy Label Pop Up die for my card base and flowers from Bunch of Flowers Set 1 to finish of my card.

To create the card:

1. Cut purple cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″.

2. Cut striped paper 5 1/8″ x 8 1/4″. Score at 4 1/8″.

3. Place Lucy Label die on crease of striped paper (centered) and cut. Fold out the pop up

4. Center and adhere the striped paper on the purple cardstock. (do not put adhesive where pop up is).

5. Cut flower pattern paper 5 1/4″ x 4″. Adhere to card front.

6. Cut strip of striped paper 5 1/2″ x 1″. Adhere to card front.

7. Stamp sentiment. Mat with red cardstock. Adhere to card front.

8. Cut light green cardstock and dot patterned paper flowers using Bunch of Flowers 1 dies. Adhere as shown.

9. Add Glitter Dots Peel-offs to the center of each flower.

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10. Die cut umbrella, label, Thinking of You and boots and adhere as shown. Tip: For added dimension, use foam tape behind the front boot.

11. Optional: Create a place to write a personal message – Cut light green cardstock 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and adhere.

12. Cut flowers from patterned paper using the same die set as in step 8. Arrange and adhere as shown.

13. Add Glitter Dots Peel-offs to the center of each flower.

I hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
779 Lucy Label Pop Up
928 Rainy Day
789 Thinking of You
728 Bunch of Flowers 1
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-offs Gold/Silver
502 Double Sided Adhesive

Other:
Purple and light green cardstock
Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers Farmers’ Market
Stamp: Tim Holtz
Dimensional foam adhesive

 

Pop it Ups

Upside Down and Still Thinking of You

March 25, 2014

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Good Morning Everyone,

It’s me again, Rita! Ever since I posted my very first Elizabeth Craft Design project, I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking… of what exactly could I do next. Something colorful? Something fun? Or maybe something new? Or maybe combine them all!

Let’s see what exactly I’m talking about! And before I forget, please remember to tell me in your comments below if you like this format of steps, I find them useful and would like to hear what you think.

1. Let’s start with some fun paper: Be. Loved by Fancy Pants Designs, which serves as the main frame and floor for my card. Also, we can use some Neenah Pearl card stock, which I airbrushed to serve as our sky.

2. Next I combined some sweet little digital images in Silhouette Studio: Tiddly Inks Hanging around little girl received some legs from School Girl and also added some little birds.

3. At this point we can pull out simple white card stock, double-sided-adhesive and my absolute favorite, Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter — getting exciting, right?

4. Once we peeled off the release sheet of our double-sided adhesive sheet, carefully place it over the white card stock. At this point, we can cut out the size of the paper we need, remove the other release sheet and apply our microfine glitter mentioned above — Els van de Burgt of Elizabeth Craft Designs has a wonderful video of this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers.

5. Using our freshly glittered adhesive-cardstock, now we can cut out 2 poles and 10 little flags with the Lots of Pops die set. Also cut out the little heart from the Accordion Oval Card die set. They all look beautiful!

6. Using the Lots of Pops die set to create the base of our card.

7. And now my other favorite part: coloring is next! Yes, I’m addicted… So let’s color up the little upside down girl and the little birds. And here comes the beauty of Elizabeth Craft Design’s glitter: now I can use the same Copic markers on the flags that I also used on the clothing. How cool is that! No need to dig for matching paper! No need to match the cloths with paper we already found, none of that old hassle! And the colored flags are simply amazing! Daylight or by the lamp, everything is reflecting the light in the most beautiful way.

8. To decorate the front of our card, I used the Thinking of You die and one of the decorator pieces included in the Katie Label Pivot card die set to cut the label.

9. Now it’s time to assemble. Relax. Sit back and enjoy!

I hope to see your cards soon and please ask me any questions! Hugs, Rita

Supplies used:

Katie Label Pivot Card die set

Lots of Pops die set

Accordion Oval Card die set

Thinking of You die set

Double sided adhesive

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Be. Loved. by Fancy Pants Designs

Neenah Pearl card stock

Tiddly Inks Hanging aroundSchool Girl and Little Birds

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