All Posts By

Rita Edwards

Christmas Tree

December 25, 2014

DSCF4894_2
Hello my crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas day. I wanted to share this tree card that I created for my uncle. It has a little shine, a little elegance and is yet not too feminine. This card is for you Uncle Danny!

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

Here is how I created my tree card:

1. Using My Mind’s Eye’s Vintage Christmas or your favorite paper pads, cut a darker patterned cardstock 6″ x 12″. Score at 6″ and fold to create the base layer of our card. Cut a lighter patterned cardstock 5 3/4″ x 11 3/4″, score at 5 7/8″. Adhere to the inside of the base layer.

2. Cut a lighter cardstock 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, which will be the top layer of our card. We will be creating a Christmas tree on this layer, set aside.

3. Cut a piece of scrap paper 3 1/2″ x 4″ and score at 1 3/4″, fold and trim diagonally to create a triangle guide for our Christmas tree. Draw straight lines horizontally at 1/2″ increments. Using temporary craft tape, place the triangle to the desired location of your Christmas tree.

DSCF4883_2

4. Using the 2 little line dies from the Lucy Label Pop Up die set, position the dies at the end of each line, secure with temporary craft tape and die cut. Repeat with each line until the tree outline is complete.

DSCF4887_2

5. Using a light ribbon, starting at the bottom of the Christmas tree, run the lace to create the actual Christmas tree.

6. Adhere the ribbon on both ends with permanent glue tape on the back. Also add three-dimensional adhesive foam squares, which will lift the layer allowing plenty of room for the ribbon on the back of the layer.

DSCF4890_2

7. Using green cardstock, die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy New Year’. Adhere to card front.

8. Using a piece of brown scrap paper, cut the tree trunk and adhere onto the card.

9. Using the White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, die cut several little snowflakes from the All Seasons Tree die set, finish with glitter dots and randomly adhere to the front of the card.

DSCF4895_2

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (779) Lucy Label Pop Up die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (943) Happy New Year die set
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-Offs in Transparent / Gold
– (781) All Seasons Tree die set

Other supplies:

– My Mind’s Eye: Vintage Christmas cardstock
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
– Adhesive Foam Squares

Pop it Ups

Snowman and Christmas Tree

December 9, 2014

DSCF4815_2

Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. Today I would like to share my new Christmas card with you. I wanted to create a card that I could send to my parents. Growing up in Hungary, we used to get a lot of snow and that meant lots of outdoor play in the snow with lots of snowmen being built. Combined with a pretty Christmas tree, my card idea was born and I could hardly wait to actually create it.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this Christmas card:

1. Using My Mind’s Eye’s Vintage Christmas or your favorite paper pads, cut a light patterned cardstock 6″ x 12″. Score at 6″ and fold to create the outside layer of our card. Repeat this step once more for the inside layer of our card.

2. Position the Lots of Pops die set on the left side over the score line and die cut. Fold the pop out sections (all except the smaller pop up on the left) and set aside. This will serve as the back support for our snowman.

3. Adhere the outside and inside layers together, set aside.

4. Using the sprig die from the Candle die set, die cut 24 sprigs from Green Velvet Sheet, which will allow us to create an entire Christmas tree. Using the same Green Velvet Sheet, die cut ‘Merry Christmas’.

5. Using a red and light beige color cardstock, die cut the largest and middle sized tag dies from the Tags die set.

6. Using white cardstock, Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, we will create the base for our snowman. Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and cover adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects.

7. Using the Snowman die set, die cut the elements from the glitter covered cardstock, as created in step 6. Using black cardstock, die cut the eyes, mouth and buttons.

8. The photo below will show you all of the die cut pieces for the complete Christmas card.

DSCF4800_2

9. Using your Copic or other alcohol markers, color the die cut pieces of our snowman. Once colored, assemble the snowman as shown on the die set’s packaging.

DSCF4806_2

10. Adhere the sprigs to the inside of our card creating a Christmas tree. To help the process, visualize a triangle shape and start from the top working our way down to the tree stump. Add Red Glitter Dots as ‘ornaments’ and ‘tree top’ for our Christmas tree.

11. Adhere the light beige tag die cut over the red tag die and add a green ribbon to both sets. Add the ‘Merry Christmas’ die cut to the front of one of the tags and adhere to the front of our card. Adhere the second set of tags on the inside of the card.

DSCF4809_2

DSCF4807_2

I hope you enjoy making your own Snowman and Christmas Tree cards as much as I did. Thank you for stopping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (778) Lots of Pops die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (763) Tags die set
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-Offs in Red
– (403) Green Velvet Sheet
– (929) Snowman die set
– (919) Candle die set
– (641) Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive

Other supplies:
– My Mind’s Eye: Vintage Christmas cardstock
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
– Copic or other alcohol based markers

Christmas Gift Tag

November 25, 2014

DSCF4657_2

Hello crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here and I would like to share my new Christmas gift tag with you.

I love gifts and really love giving them to my friends and family. Today I challenged myself to make a gift tag that I can create for Christmas or any other occasion throughout the year. 
For example, instead of a wreath and embossed snowflakes, I could add a ring of flowers and an embossed leaf pattern.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create your very own Christmas gift tag:

1. Cut two pieces of  pearl metallic cardstock at 3.25″ wide x 6″ high. Also cut 2 pieces of light green metallic cardstock at 3.25″ wide by 2″ high.

2. Using the new Tags & More 1 – Lace die set, position the main tag die over one end of the pearl metallic cardstock. Use a piece of temporary craft tape to keep die in place, then die cut. Next place and secure tag die over the other end of the cardstock and die cut again. Repeat steps on the second pieces of pearl metallic cardstock.

3. Take one of the die cut tags from step 2 and die cut tag overlay on each end of the tag using the tag overlay die included in the Tags & More 1 – Lace die set. Emboss this tag using the Snowflake embossing folder.

4. Take your 2 pieces of light green metallic cardstock and die cut tag shape on one end of each piece.

5. To create the components for the wreath use the pine sprig die, part of the Candle die set, to cut 6 or 7 sprigs from dark green metallic cardstock.

6. Die cut the words Merry Christmas and 2 ring shape tag reinforcements from light green metallic cardstock. (Reinforcement is part of the Tags & More 1 – Lace die set.). Die cut the little bow from Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. (Bow is part of the Ornament 3 die set.Reminder: You’ll need the Metal Adaptor Plate to die cut the Shimmer Sheetz. Cutting edge of die faces the metal plate with the Shimmer Sheetz in between, these three layers go inside your machine’s usual cutting sandwich. OPTIONS: Substitute a ribbon bow (1/8″ ribbon); use a Merry Christmas Peel-Off instead of die cutting the words. (These two substitutions mean you will need two die sets instead of four.)

The photo below will show you all of the die cut pieces for the complete Christmas gift tag.

DSCF4652_2

7. Adhere the light green tag pieces to the “solid” pearl metallic tag. Adhere the pearl overlay tag on top.

8. Overlap and glue the pine sprigs to form a wreath. (Refer to project photo.) Adhere Merry Christmas inside the wreath. Note: Only a small amount of glue is needed to hold the sprigs and words in place. Apply tiny drops to the back of the shapes using a corsage pin or toothpick and don’t let any seep out when placing the sprigs and words on the tag.

9. Glue the bow at the top of the wreath; adhere the two ring shape reinforcements to the holes at the top and bottom of the tag. Thread ribbon through the tag at the top and bottom as shown in the project photo.

10. To complete the tag, add a ribbon that can tie around our Christmas gift.

DSCF4673_2

I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you have as much fun making this tag as I did.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (952) Tags & More 1 – Lace die set
– (919) Candle die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (927) Ornaments Set 3 die set
– (E126) Snowflakes Embossing Folder
– (SS 0214) Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
– (803) Metal Adaptor Plate (if using Shimmer Sheetz bow)

Other supplies:

– Neenah Creative Collection Pearlescent Cardstock
– White ribbon
– Red 1/8″ ribbon (if using a ribbon bow on wreath)
– Beacon Kid’s Choice (tube) glue
– Toothpick or corsage pin to apply glue to sprigs, words, and bow

Pop it Ups

Let it snow

November 11, 2014

DSCF4633_2 DSCF4626_2

Hello crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. For as long as I can remember my sister has been supporting nonprofit organizations. This year she asked if I would create two cards for her Secret Santa outreach. Knowing about the person who will receive them is always a great way to start card projects. When I found out that my cards would go to children who are blind the challenge became a bit different: To create cards that can be experienced with the sense of touch. I started with my favorite colors, but made the final selections with my eyes closed, picking papers that felt soft, smooth, and interesting to my fingers (Velvet Adhesive Sheets in the mix, of course!). The spiral and all the snowflakes make this a perfect card for anyone who is vision impaired, as well as everyone who can see it.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create your very own Spiral Circle Pull cards:

1. Cut patterned cardstock at 9″ wide x 5 5/8″ high, score and fold in half. Align the center tabs of the Spiral Circle Pull Card main die on the center fold of the cardstock and die cut.

DSCF4611_2

2. Die cut 2 smaller circles from pattern cardstock using the smaller Circle Accessory die included in the same set.

3. Die cut 2 spirals from pattern cardstock using the Circle and Spiral Accessory die. Place spiral die inside circle die and run them through your die cutting machine at the same time.

4. Using the snowflake dies from the Spiral Circle Pull Card set, the snowflakes from the All Seasons Trees set and the Snowflakes die set, die cut several snowflakes from white cardstock, Light Blue Velvet Sheet and Turquoise Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. You can use some scrap pieces too, the more variety the better, set aside. The photo below will show you all of the pieces for our snowflake decorations.

DSCF4615_2

5. Using the Agatha Edges die set, trim the vertical edge of both card bases.

6. Using the illustrations as a handy guide on both Dutch the Fox and Chilly the Penguin packaging, die cut the fox body, legs and nose plus the penguin’s body overlay from Black Adhesive Velvet Sheet. Using White Adhesive Velvet Sheet, die cut the penguin’s body and eyes and the fox’s eyes, tail, chest and face. Using the Beige Adhesive Velvet Sheet, die cut the penguin’s feet, scarf and beak plus the fox’s body overlay. As you will see, everything lines up wonderfully. The photo below will show you all of the pieces for our characters.

DSCF4616_2

7. Assemble both Chilly and Dutch.

8. Adhere spirals cut in step 3 to the inside of each card by first adhering the outside spiral to the back if the center circle. Then add a small glue dot at 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.

9. Adhere circles cut in step 2 to the center circle of each card using foam adhesive. Adhere Chilly and Dutch in the center on their own card.

10. Adhere snowflakes to both cards using the different die cuts to create a winter wonderland where it can snow all year long.

DSCF4635_2

Thank you for following my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed reading it  as much as I did creating it. And most of all I hope that it will inspire you to create some fun Christmas cards.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

(916) Spiral Circle Pull Card die set
(781) All Seasons Tree die set
(908) Chilly the Penguin die set
(946) Dutch the Fox die set
(7048) Glitter Flowers Peel-off Sticker in Blue
(782) Agatha Edges die set
(781) All Seasons Tree die set
(757) Snowflakes die set
(SS 0217) Turqoise Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz
Velvet Adhesive Sheets in Black, White and Beige

Pop it Ups

Deer family in rolling hills

October 28, 2014

EDC_RE_10_19_14

Hello crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here and I would like to share my new framed project with you: Deer family in rolling hills.

While organizing my craft room I came across a frame I had long forgotten and knew instantly that today’s project would be placed in this frame.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create your very own framed artwork:

1. Cut blue cardstock at 6″ wide x 6″ high, set aside.

2. Cut green cardstock at 6″ wide x 4″ high. Using the pine trees die from the Outdoor Edges die set, die cut edge. Using some scrap pieces, die cut additional pine trees, trim at the ‘trunks’, set aside

3. Using the same green cardstock, die cut the leaves with the Curvy Leaves die set. Trim each leaf off and set the individual leaves aside.

4. Cut brown cardstock at 6″ wide x 2.5″ high. Using the rolling hills die from the Outdoor Edges die set, die cut edge.

5. Using the same brown cardstock, die cut a tree with the All Seasons Tree die set.

6. Using the All Seasons Tree die set, cut clouds from blue and white cardstock.

7. Have Double Sided Adhesive, Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, Deer Peel-off stickers in black, white cardstock and a clean non-stick craft mat ready for this step: Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and place it upside down on your craft mat (shiny side up). Place the peel-offs upside down on the release sheet (sticky side up) and place your white cardstock with the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet applied to it on top (This will pick up the stickers onto the adhesive.) Turn over, remove the release sheet and cover adhesive and peel-offs with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects.

DSCF4485_2

8. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color the glittered peel-offs. Fussy cut around the peel-offs. Els has a wonderful video demonstrating this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers. Once blending (darker to lighter color) is complete, use a white pen to add spots to the fawn.

DSCF4492_2

9. The photo below will show you all of the pieces for our scene.

DSCF4490_2

10. Using the blue cardstock as base, adhere the green die cut aligning the bottom edges, add the additional pine trees. Also aligning the bottom edges, adhere the brown die cut next. Adhere the tree as the next layer, trim off overhanging branches.

DSCF4491_2

11. Using foam adhesive for dimension, adhere the deer family as shown in the project photo.

DSCF4496_2

12. Decorate the tree with the green leaves and Blue Glitter Flowers. Add the clouds. Using a silver glitter pen, outline the layers with ‘stitching’. Place inside frame, hang and enjoy for many years to come.

Thank you for following my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed reading it  as much as I did creating it. And most of all I hope that it will inspire you to make a framed project of your own.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

(914) Outdoor Edges die set
(781) All Seasons Tree die set
(730) Curvy Leaves die set
(8528 ) Deer Peel-off Sticker in Black
(7048) Glitter Flowers Peel-off Sticker in Blue
Double Sided Adhesive
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Christmas Tags

October 7, 2014

DSCF4380_2

Hello crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here and I would like to share my new Christmas tags with you.

With so many gorgeous Elizabeth Craft Designs products to choose from, project ideas are endless. There are  wonderful dies, Silk Microfine Glitter, embossing folders and great Peel-off Stickers. Today I challenged myself to make something that is easy for you to recreate using just a handful of products.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create your very own Christmas tags:

1. Cut the pearl, purple and gold metallic cardstocks at 3.25″ wide x 6″ high, 2 of each color. These cuts will serve as the base for our tags.

2. Using the new Tags & More 2 – Deco die set, position the large tag die over 1 set of metallic tag base and secure with a piece of temporary craft tape. Using the Snowflakes die set, position one of the snowflakes onto the tag base and also secure with a piece of temporary craft tape. Die cut all at once. Positioning the snowflakes on the different metallic cardstocks in different positions will give each tag its unique design.

3. Using the Merry Christmas die and the new Tags & More 2 – Deco die set, die cut 3 sentiments, 3 sets of corner pieces and 3 reinforcements for each tag from complimenting metallic cardstocks.

4. Cut clear acetate 3″ wide x 3″ high and adhere one between each set of tags over the slowflake die cuts.

The photo below will show you all of the die cut pieces for 3 slightly different Christmas tags.

DSCF4356_2

5. Finish each tag with a white ribbon, Glitter Dots and Glitter Borders.

As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you have as much fun making tags as I did.

Hugs, Rita

DSCF4384_2 DSCF4373_2 DSCF4369_2

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (952) Tags & More 2 – Deco die set
– (757) Snowflakes die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-offs
– (7010) Glitter Borders Peel-offs

Other supplies:

– Neenah Creative Collection Pearlescent Cardstock
– White ribbon

Uncategorized

Nautical Thank You

September 16, 2014

DSCF4262_2

Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. Today I would like to share my new nautical-themed Thank You card with you.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this fun nautical card:

1. Cut wood patterned cardstock 6″ x 12″. Score at 6″ and fold to create top fold card base.

2. Cut a piece of the same wood patterned cardstock 6″ x 6″ and adhere to the top portion of the inside of the card. Cut blue cardstock 6″ x 6″ and adhere onto the bottom portion of the inside of the card.

3. Using the Ring Accordion Card die set, position the largest accessory die 1″ from the top and 1″ from left side on the front of the card base and die cut. This cut will serve as the base of the ‘porthole’.

DSCF4261_2

4. Using the Ring Accordion Card die set, trace around the outer ring edge and fussy cut the blue cardstock, create 4 large circles. Using the same die set, position the largest accessory die in the center of these large circles and die cut. These larger rings will be the outer frame of the ‘porthole’.

5. Using the Ring Accordion Card die set, position the largest accessory die inside the ring card die and die cut 4 rings, cut out center label and trim off the long side tab to create rings. These smaller rings will be the secondary frame of the ‘porthole’. Using the same ring card die, die cut clear acetate, which will be used as the window of the ‘porthole’.

The photo below will show you all of the ring cut pieces for the ‘porthole’ frame.

DSCF4258_2

6. Adhere 3 of the larger rings onto the card base to create a large frame around the ‘porthole’. Adhere 2 of the smaller rings onto the larger rings to create a smaller frame around the ‘porthole’. Adhere the acetate circle die cut on top and finish with the last smaller ring die cut. Adhere 1 large ring die cut onto the inside of the card base with one smaller ring die cut on top. Place red glitter dots onto the larger ring frames to complete the ‘porthole’. Set aside.

7. Die cut 10 flags from patterned and blue papers using the rectangle flag and label dies from the Lots of Pops die set. Adhere the flags onto thin natural hemp cord. Make sure that the sting is long enough to cross the card from the left all the way to the top right corner. Set aside.

8. Have Double Sided Adhesive, Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, Fishes and Lighthouses
Peel-off stickers in Gold, white cardstock and a clean non-stick craft mat ready for this step:
Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and place it upside down on your craft mat
(shiny side up). Place the peel-offs upside down on the release sheet (sticky side up) and place your white cardstock with the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet applied to it on top. (This will pick up the stickers onto the adhesive.) Turn over, remove the release sheet and cover adhesive and peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects.

DSCF4243_2

9. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color the glittered peel-offs. Fussy cut around the peel-offs. Els has a wonderful video demonstrating this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers

DSCF4251_2

10. Adhere the flags and bell onto the card front with foam squares. Adhere the glittered fish and seaweed, as well as the gold outline bubbles (circles) on the inside of the card, making sure that one fish is centered under the porthole. (Refer to photo.). Add Glitter Dots in Red and Blue to the fish. Add Glitter Dots in Red, spaced at even intervals around the porthole, on both the inside and outside of the card.

11. Die cut Thank You from blue cardstock. Adhere to lower right corner of card front.

DSCF4273_2

DSCF4266_2

As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it.

Hugs, Rita

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (778) Lots of Pops die set
– (904) Ring Accordion die set
– (788) Thank You die
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-offs in Blue and Red
– (2574) Lighthouses Peel-offs in Gold
– (2349) Fishes Peel-offs in Gold
– (641) Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive

Other supplies:

– Momenta cardstock
– The Gilded Paper stack by DCWV
– Beach House paper pack by the Paper Studio
– Natural hemp cord
– Foam squares
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
– Toothpick or a corsage pin to apply glue to hemp cord
– Copic Markers: G21, G99, R59, Y08 and 0 (colorless blender)

Uncategorized

My Lighthouse

September 2, 2014

 

DSCF4193_2-958x1024[1]

Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. Today I would like to share my nautical-themed card with you. I have been fascinated by lighthouses for as long as I can remember and never miss a chance to visit one.
Of course, lighthouses were built to guide sailors and bring them back to land safely and that’s exactly how I think of them in our daily lives, too. To me, a lighthouse can symbolize our homes,
our friendships, the something special that can be used as a guide to bring our loved ones safely back to us.

I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this fun nautical card:

1. Cut light blue cardstock 6″ x 12″, score and fold at 6″.  Set aside.

2. Cut light blue patterned paper 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. Cut white zigzag-patterned paper 2″ x 5 3/4″.
Set aside.

3. Using the Accordion Fancy Label, die cut one accordion panel from yellow anchor paper.  Cut out center label and trim off the long side tab to create one fancy label. Set aside.

4. Die cut fancy label from blue diagonal paper using the largest accessory die from the Accordion Fancy Label set. Set aside.

5. Die cut 10 flags from patterned paper using the triangle flag die from the Lots of Pops set.
Set aside.

6. Using the large bubble dies from the Rubber Ducky set, cut 2 Kraft brown paper rings. Set aside.

The photo below will show you all of the cut pieces for the card.

DSCF4161_2

7. Have Double Sided Adhesive, Peel-off stickers, white cardstock and a clean non-stick craft mat ready for this step: Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and place it upside down on your craft mat (shiny side up). Place lighthouse and life ring peel-off stickers upside down on the release sheet (sticky side up) and place your white cardstock with the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet applied to it on top. Turn over, remove the release sheet and cover adhesive and peel-off stickers with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects. Fussy cut around each image.

8. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color the glittered peel-offs. Els has a wonderful video demonstrating this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers

9. Adhere the smaller Accordion Fancy Label onto the larger die cut with foam squares and prepare the large die cut with foam squares. Set aside the double label till Step 11.  Adhere the magenta and white zigzag-patterned piece onto the blue tile page.

DSCF4174_2

10. Adhere the little flags onto thin natural hemp cord creating two separate banners with 5 flags on each one. Space the flags as shown and make sure the strings are long enough to cross the top of the card as if they are hanging at a festival. Double the thicker hemp cord through the 2 Kraft brown paper bubble die cuts to create the look of metal rings (tails of cord pulled through cord loop as if attaching a cord to a tag).

DSCF4173_2

11. Adhere the earlier-assembled elements onto the card front. Center the lighthouse on the Accordion Fancy Label die cut and place the life ring to the right with natural hemp cord connecting the two elements. TIP: To secure cord without having any glue visible, use only a few tiny dabs of thick glue applied with a corsage pin or toothpick.

DSCF4186_2

12. For the inside of our card, cut your desired page to 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and add a Missing You (large) peel-off sticker from the Thinking of You Peel-off sheet.

As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it.

Hugs, Rita

DSCF4176_2

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (778) Lots of Pops die set
– (771) Accordion Fancy Label die set
– (920) Rubber Ducky die set
– (SKU 2574) Lighthouses Peel-off Sticker
– (SKU 2580) Thinking of You, Large Peel-off Sticker
– (502) Double Sided Adhesive
– (641) Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other supplies:
– Natural hemp cord
– 6 x 6 Glitz paper pack , Uncharted Waters by Traci Smith
– Light blue and white cardstock
– Foam squares
– Thick non-runny glue (like Beacon Kids Choice in a tube)
– Toothpick or a corsage pin to apply glue to hemp cord

Pop it Ups

A Flourish Thank You card

August 25, 2014

DSCF4129_2

Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita here today and would like to share my ‘Thank You’ card with you. I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this simple yet elegant card:

1. Cut two card bases (front and back) at 6″ wide x 6″ long and secure the Agatha Edges onto the base with washi tape. Die cut one at a time.

DSCF4092_2

2. Repeat each side rotating the two different Agatha Edges for both front and back of our card. Set them aside.

DSCF4093_2

3. For the inside of the card, cut the card base at 4″ wide x 9″ long and score at 4.5″. Adhere the inside layer to the back of the front card base and mark the cut line on the back card base, then trim along the cut mark.

DSCF4109_2

4. Adhere the inside layer to the back of the back card base and test that the card can open and close easily without hitting any other section.

DSCF4110_2

5. Using a darker card base, die cut the Flourish with Flowers, Thank You sentiment and the larger flower of the Crystal Flower set. Using a lighter card base, die cut two circles from the Accordion Circle Card set and the larger flower of the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2. The little tag will go with a small gift.

Here you see all the die cuts for our card.

DSCF4118_2

6. Adhere the Flourish with Flowers die cuts onto the front of the card base and place foam squares onto the circle die cuts, which will bring the card to a 3-dimensional feeling. Adhere the ‘Thank You’ die cut to the front of the card.

DSCF4121_2

7. Adhere the smaller circle onto the larger circle with foam squares.

DSCF4122_2

8. Adhere both Crystal flower and overlay to complete our card.

As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it.

hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (782) Agatha Edges die set
– (797) Flourish with Flowers die set
– (769) Accordion Circle Card die set
– (923) Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 die set
– (924) Crystal Flower Set 1 die set
– (788) Thank You die

Other supplies:
– DCWV The Lace & Linen Stack card stock

Pop it Ups

Thank you with flowers

August 6, 2014

Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita here on this Wednesday morning and today I would like to share my ‘Thank You’ card with you. This is a card I created for my sweet friend Helen. A little while back Helen surprised me with a gorgeous gift and I really wanted to show her my true appreciation.
Since she loves flowers so much, I decided to create a card with flowers that could convey my sincere and heartfelt appreciation.

I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this lovely card:

1. Cut card base at 6″ wide x 12″ long and score at 6″. Slightly off center, die cut the Garden Bench. Set aside.

DSCF3883_2

2. Using the wooden card stock, die cut 6 wheelbarrows, 1 set of the the gardening tools and 3 umbrella handles. Set them all aside.

3. Using the same card stock as our card base, die cut the umbrella, the bucket, flowers, leaves (reverse side), clouds and boots.

Here you see all the die cuts for our card.

DSCF3888_2

4. For the front of our card, die cut largest label of the Katie Label Pivot Card from the wooden card stock and a smaller label from the flower patterned paper we used for the card base. Die cut the “Thank You” from white card stock.

Here you can see the die cuts for the front of our card.

DSCF3890_2

5. Adhere each of the 6 wheelbarrows together creating a nice 3D effect, then adhere the earlier cut leaves and flowers onto it. Assemble the “Thank You” labels with a soft ribbon in between the two labels. Create an overlay for our garden bench and assemble both rain boots and umbrella. Add Transparent Glitter Dot Peel-offs to each element.

Here you can see all the completed little elements to build our card with.

DSCF3891_2

6. Adhere the bench overlay on top of the bench die cut card base and measure where the wheelbarrow would stand. That is the location our stand up helper will need to be cut.

DSCF3893_2

7. Adhere the “Thank You” frame to the front of the card.

DSCF3907_2

8. Adhere the rest of the elements onto the inside of the card.

DSCF3894_2

As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it.

hugs, Rita

DSCF3901_2

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:
– (768) Katie Label Pivot Card die set
– (780) Garden Bench die set
– (792) Stand Up Helpers die set
– (730) Curvy Leaves die set
– (781) All Seasons Tree die set
– (788) Thank You die set
– (933) Wheelbarrow die set
– (928) Rainy Day die set
– (SKU 7018) Glitter Dots

Other supplies:
– Prima 841782 Annalee Collection card stock
– DCWV The Tradewinds Stack
– Ribbon by Clear Bags

%d bloggers like this: