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A Valentine’s Day Card Using the Bachelor Button!

February 7, 2018

Hi It’s Kelly Booth here,

I often like to create my own backgrounds for projects and was reminded recently of a technique I did several years ago to marble ink on cardstock.  I decided it would be a pretty background for my Valentine’s Day card using several Elizabeth Craft Designs dies along with the new Bachelor Button by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  I love that bachelor buttons can be found in nature in so many beautiful colors.

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Two Love Projects by Riikka Kovasin

February 5, 2017

Hello there! It’s Riikka here today, guesting again for the Elizabeth Craft Designs team! How have you been lately? As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I created two love-filled projects this time. As you can see from the top of the post, one of them is a card, but I also used same idea and products to make a layout as well.

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Lovebirds Oval Pull Card

January 3, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here, with my first project to share with you for 2017. For my project today I have used three of the new dies which are being released on the 9th of January. The Love Sentiments set and Love Birds are part of Els van de Burgt Studio Valentine Collection, and the gold decorative piece I used to decorate my card is the Lace Pocket from a new designer called ModaScrap. This die can be used in so many ways – not just for creating pocket cards. 

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Valentine-Themed Birdhouse

January 25, 2016

Hello, I am thrilled to be part of the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team for Elizabeth Craft Designs! My name is Annette Green and this is my first post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, and I’m sharing a Valentine-themed birdhouse today. I have a fondness for birdhouses as home decor pieces in my home. I love to change the decor in my foyer according to season, and most of my decor pieces are birdhouses. Since I hadn’t made a Valentine-themed one yet, I decided it was time. And with Susan’s Garden die Rose 1 and Garden Notes die Rose 2, it was such a pleasant project to create.

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My Country Valentine~

January 27, 2015

Hi, it’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here today with my first project at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. One of my latest designs with Elizabeth Craft Designs is CountryScapes.
For today’s project I’ve assembled a few of the dies from that collection to show you this cute St. Valentine’s Day card.

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Instructions

  • Cut A6 card from the Card Shoppe Marshmallow and the 2nd layer from the Watercolor paper (4-inches x 5 3/4-inches).
  • Start by stenciling clouds with Turquoise Shade of PanPastels using a soft cosmetic sponge. Sponge grassy area with Bright Yellow Green and Chromium Oxide Green PanPastel. Adhere to A6 card.
  • Die cut the grasses and clump from the 80# yellow-green cardstock and shade with Ranger’s Distress Ink/Olive Green. Set in place on the card.
  • Die cut one Birch Tree and two branches from 80# white cardstock layered with ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape and one from 140# cardstock. Adhere the two trees together. This gives the tree some dimension and lift. Use Copic W1 to color the tree and PanPastel’s Paynes Grey Tint to shade the tree. Set in place on the left side of the card, allowing the tops of the tree to extend above the card.
  • Die cut the leaves out of a yellow-green cardstock 9 times to fill the tree. Place on the leaf pad and with the Leaf tool, draw a line down the center. Pinch the tip end, then lightly dip into the glue and adhere to the tree branches.
  • On a non-stick mat create the hearts by dispensing two small dots of the Viva Decor Pearl Pen and using a toothpick to draw down between them. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  • Die cut Geraniums and Flower Pot from Backyard 1 set in 80#white cardstock.
    Color with Copic pens. Use the medium ball stylus from the tool kit and shape the flower pot. Add a 3-D dot to the back and adhere to the right side of the card. Set the leaves/stem and flower heads in place. Punch tiny red hearts and adhere to the flower heads. Lightly color with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
  • Adhere a small piece of ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape to 80# white cardstock and die cut alphabet letters for L O V E.
  • Gently peel away lining and sprinkle each letter with a different color of Silk Microfine Glitter, or use one color–your choice.
  • Die cut Crow from 80# cardstock; color and shade with Copic B99 and 100 Black.
    Add a small punched red heart to the breast area and color it with the Sakura Pen. Adhere Crow to the branch with a 3-D dot.
  • Adhere the letters as shown.
  • Finally, stamp the phrase–”The Best Things in Life aren’t Things” on 80# white cardstock, deckle the edges and shade with Copic R37 pen. Adhere to the upper right corner.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

Susan’s Garden Line:

988 CountryScapes – Backyard 1

989 CountryScapes – Country Critters 1

991 CountryScapes – Country Flora 1

992 CountryScapes – The Woods 1

RS009 The Best Things in Life

808 Susan’s Garden 4pcs. Tool Set

ECD other:

WP903 Watercolor paper 90 lbs

503 Transparant Double Sided Tape Sheet

Silk Microfine Glitter616 Peony Pink615 Ruby614 True Red, & 619 Fuchsia

Other – 

Cloud Stencil

Leaf Pad

PanPastels KitII & Paynes Grey Tint

Viva Decor–Pearl Pen/Red

Sakura Gelly Roll Pen/Clear

Ranger’s Distress Ink/Olive Green

Copic Pens – W1, YR27, E09, R37, B99, 100 Black

Bazzill Paper Co 100# Card Shoppe/Marshmallow

80# white cardstock

80# Yellow Green cardstock

The French Paper Company 140# Paper/Brown

Small heart hand punch

 

 

 

Love is in the Air

January 8, 2015

Hello Crafty Friends!

Debra Hensley here today to say Happy 2015!! Its a new year and we have a brand New Release to share with you with full of amazing and versatile dies you are going to love! I’ll be using a few in my post today.

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so its never too early to start thinking of a special card for that special someone in your  life. The new Alphabet 1 – Caps was calling me to make a card with X’s and O’s on it. The new Victorian Flower Set 1 is the perfect embellishment.

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Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Kraft colored cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Ink edges with brown ink. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front. Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

2. Die cut 2 X’s and O’s in black from Alphabet 1 – Caps die. Die cut Love from black cardstock. Die cut various size hearts, some in black cardstock, a few in red and white cardstock with Transparent Double Sided Tape applied to it. Remove the release sheet of the tape on the red die cut hearts and glitter them with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Glitter the white hearts with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Die cut 2 smaller flowers from Victorian Flower Set 1 in Kraft and one small flower center in black.

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3. Emboss the 3 3/4″ x 5″ Kraft piece with Heart Strings Embossing Folder and then ink with brown ink, making sure to ink over the embossed pattern to bring it out. Die cut 2 smaller flowers from Victorian Flower Set 1. Stamp with a script stamp in black ink and ink edges with brown ink. Add Black/Silver Glitter Border to the edges and adhere to the card front.

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4. Create the flower embellishment by stacking the 2 flowers with a piece of foam adhesive in between. To add dimension, take something rounded like a pencil, pen or in this case the end of a paint brush, and curve the top flower’s petals up. Using the rounded tool give you the curve with out making a crease in the middle for a softer more natural look. Adhere the black center and a small red glittered heart to complete.

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5. To assemble the card, add a 1 1/2″ x 4″ strip of pattern paper to the front. Ink edges with brown ink. Add X’s and O’s to pattern paper.  Add the Love die cut to a  2/3″ x 3″ strip of white with a “v” cut out of one end and adhere at the end of the pattern paper. Add flower where they meet. Add hearts and Black/Silver Glitter Dots to complete front. Here’s another view for placement:

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6. Decorate the inside as well with a black and red heart and 2 strips of Black/Silver Glitter Border for a finishing touch.

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I hope you enjoyed making this card with  me today and get to try out the new Alphabet Set 1- Caps and the new Victorian Flower Set 1 dies soon. They are so versatile and fun – the possibilities are endless!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

967 Alphabet Set 1 – Caps
964 Victorian Flower Set 1
E112 Heart Strings Embossing Folder
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card (medium heart)
751 Love
726 Balloons (large and tiny hearts)
7010 Glitter Borders Assorted Colors – Black/Silver
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors – Black/Silver

Other Products used:

Cardstock and Pattern Paper- Bazzill
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Script Stamp
Foam Adhesive

 

 

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Grandparents’ Day Cards

September 4, 2014

Karen Aicken here, with today’s post. Every September I send my parents and my in-laws a Grandparents’ Day card. This year I used these lovely Big Hearts Peel-Offs to create my cards.

I love using hearts – they are good for so much more than anniversaries and Valentine’s Day.
What could be better to show our love for grandparents than by using glittered and colored hearts? This year, Grandparents’ Day falls on Sunday, September 7th.

1. Below you can see the patterned paper I decided to use. The three Big Hearts Peel-Offs have been attached to double sided adhesive and glittered with Silk Microfine Glitter. Els’s YouTube video shows all of the steps and you can view the tutorial by clicking HERE.

Grandparent's Day Card_Karen Aicken

2.  Choose colors that match the patterned paper, color the bottom two large hearts from the
Peel-off sheet with Copic or other alcohol-based markers. Set aside the remaining heart for another time. It’s already glittered and ready to color!  
(You could also use Tombow Dual Brush markers, but a lot more drying time is needed.)

3.  Fussy cut the bottom two hearts.

Grandparent's Day Card_Karen Aicken

4.  Option: With the hearts sitting on a piece of scrap paper, slowly and carefully go around the edge with a black permanent marker to hide any white edges.

5.  Using a pencil, trace the heart twice onto a sheet of fun foam. Cut out the two hearts about 1/8″ inside the penciled line. Add strips of double sided adhesive to one side of the foam hearts.

6. Adhere a foam heart to the back of each colored Peel-Off Heart. Tip: Use craft foam on larger items for extra dimension instead of foam tape or dots. It’s lightweight, acid-free and offers good support over the whole area so the shape doesn’t buckle.

Grandparent's Day Card_Karen Aicken

Below are the two finished cards.

Grandparent's Day Card_Karen Aicken

7. For each card, cut a blue panel 4-3/4” x 6-3/4″ and adhere to 5”×7″ card blanks. Cut a patterned paper panel 4-1/2” x 6-1/2″ and adhere to blue panel.

8.  For each card, cut a blue panel 4” x 6″ and adhere to the patterned paper. Cut a white panel
3-3/4 x 5-3/4″ and adhere to the smaller blue panel.

9.  Add adhesive to the two foam-backed Hearts and adhere to the white panels.

10. With a black fine point pen, add hand lettering as shown. Add color with Copic markers in the same palette as the glittered Heart and patterned paper. Option: Use rubber stamps instead of hand lettering.

11. Option: Add Glitter Dots Peel-offs as shown. Decorate the inside of the cards as desired.

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Here is the second card, with a close-up of the glittered heart. Note that I used both Pink and Orange Glitter Dots on both hearts.

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Grandparent's Day Card_Karen Aicken

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made these pretty cards, and that you are inspired to use some
Big Hearts Peel-offs for your next project!

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

2553 Big Hearts Peel-Offs in Black

7018 Glitter Dots Peel-Offs in Pink and Orange

502 Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

 

Other Supplies:

White card stock

Blue card stock

Patterned paper – BasicGrey

Fun foam – craft store

Millennium Fine Point Pen in Black – Zig

Copic Markers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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