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Believe In The Magic Of Christmas Gift Tag

December 7, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my Believe in the Magic of Christmas Gift Tag, which is perfect to add to any Christmas gift or gift bag this holiday season. To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies the Planner Essentials Collection.

See my step-by-step below – I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the two snowflakes from the Christmas Collection stamp set and stamp randomly on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamps as needed. You’ll want to stamp a total of four large snowflakes and three small snowflakes. Sprinkle Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Falalala word, die cut it out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the word down to 2 1/2″. Apply Emboss It Ink to the word. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Three. From the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 you’ll need the star. Die cut the star out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the star. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. From the Peace Die, you’ll need the stars. Die cut the star out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to three of the stars. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over each star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Five. Die cut the Christmas Ornament from the Love, Joy, Peace Ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the ornament. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Six. Die cut all the pieces from the Flourished Holly out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Festive Berries Distress Ink over the entire surface of the berries. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flourished holly piece and small outline holly leaf. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of the full holly leaves.

Step Seven. Die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Let Your Heart Be Light stamp set, you’ll need the Believe in the Magic sentiment. Apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into three strips. Ink the edges of the strips using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the stitched circle to the middle of the Falalala word, making sure the flourish is showing. Foam square the Falalala word to the left side of the tag. Adhere the ornament overtop of the circle.

Step Ten. Adhere the flourished holly together. Adhere the star to the middle of the circle. Foam square the flourished holly to the left hand side of the ornament.

Step Eleven. Adhere the three sentiment strips to the right hand side of the circle. Adhere the three stars as desired around the tag.

Step Twelve. To finish the tag, tie a piece a twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Believe in the Magic of Christmas Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss and Festive Berries
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
  • Quietfire Design: Modern Gilding Powder – Gothic Black, Burnished Silver and Kells Gold
  • Misc: Twine
A Way With Words Joset Designs

Celebrate The Season

December 2, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Season is in full swing. That means lots of cards and gifts and, if you’re like me, you sometimes need a gift or card in a hurry –– this is just for you.

It’s Sandy and I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today. I like to get the most value possible from my crafting supplies, so today I will be showing you how I made a stencil using the Snowflake die set and how I used it to make a card and a gift tag.

I began by cutting the Snowflake die, using only the center portion of the die – you don’t need the outside edge, from a sheet of transparent film, the kind used for presentations (shown below). This works well because I’m using a wafer thin die but a thin packaging material could work also.

I cut the 8.5″ X 11″ sheet in half to fit in my die cutting machine and then cut the snowflake directly in the center. I made two stencils using the large and medium snowflake.

This is a 5.5″ square card so the appropriate size Stitched Indented Square was used along with the Stitched Rounded Square that is one size larger. You could easily make this card any size you prefer using these die sets.

After securing the stencil to the paper with some low tack tape, I began adding the color using a circulare motion in the center. The Picket Fence brushes were used here but a color blender could be used as well.

The second color was added using the same method. The colors I used are Distress Oxide Inks, Broken China and Wilted Violet.

I covered the entire panel using the same method.

The panels were layered together and ribbon was added with a cute little bow.

The word “Celebrate” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and then cut out using the banner die.

The banner was added to the ribbon and then all panels were added to the white card base. The corners of the card were rounded to match the rounded squares on the card.

For this clean and simple tag – I used the same stenciling technique and then added some sequines for a little bling. “Cheers” was added to give a festive feeling to the tag. Now I’m ready to party, how about you?

Thanks for joining me and HAPPY HOLIDAYS,

S@ndy

A Way With Words Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday

Flashback Technique Friday

November 29, 2019

It’s Flashback Technique Friday and today we’re giving you a chance to win a $75 gift card!

To enter, comment on your favorite holiday Technique Friday video and subscribe to our YouTube channel by Tuesday, December 3.

Here are just a few of the recent holiday Technique Friday Projects. Visit our YouTube channel to see all of them!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

Trio Of Trees

November 27, 2019

Angela here! Well, it’s definitely that time of year again when lots of us are busy with cards and shopping and decorating. At least getting Christmas cards together is made much easier with all the wonderful dies and stamps provided by Elizabeth Craft Designs. There are so many possibilities!

This time I’ve decided to use dies from Suzanne Cannon’s dies. I’ve used the tree from A Way With Words, Flourished Christmas Minis 2 as well as A Way With Words, Cheers. By cutting them from 2 different papers and using the negative spaces, I’ve been able to get two different cards!

Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut and fold a 10 x 7 inch piece of 110lb Soft Finish cardstock to create a 5×7 inch card base. 
  • Cut a 4.75 x 6.75 piece of background paper. I used red. 
  • Cut 2 pieces of gold mirror paper, one of them to 7 x 2.75 inches, the other to 7 x 2.5 inches. Back this second one with double sided adhesive.
  • Cut 1 piece of the same background colour as earlier, to 7 x 2.25 inches
  • Cut 1 piece of Soft Finish cardstock to 7 x 2.5 inches. Back this with double sided adhesive.
  • From the white strip cut 3 trees. I centered the first one then cut one on either side. Do the same from the smaller of the gold pieces (the one backed with adhesive). 
  • To assemble the card, adhere the background piece to the card base, 
  • Adhere the wider gold piece to the bottom section of the card. 
  • Adhere the white die cut strip to the narrower red piece and adhere this to the card front.
  • Inlay the gold trees into the cut-outs on the white piece.
  • From another piece of gold mirror paper 5 x 1.5 inches, backed with double sided adhesive, cut the Cheers dies. Adhere to the upper half of the card.
  • There you have it. And of course, you now have the remaining white trees and gold cut out piece to create a second card! 

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Angela

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

A Non-Traditional Christmas Card

November 23, 2019

I love Christmas cards as much as the next crafter, however, there comes a point that I stop being excited about the limited color pallet that goes along with the holidays. So today, I have pulled a few of the new Way with Words dies and paired it with some non traditional holiday colors and even a few non holiday dies.

Step One: Pick your traditional holiday colors. I pulled out a piece of Pewter Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 12×6 inches to be the card base along with some Lavender, Silver Gray and Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Die cut the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements large wreath out of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small wreath and flower from the same die out of the Lavender cardstock. Finally, die cut the new A Way With Words Flourished Deer out of the Dusky lavender cardstock.

Step Three: Using liquid adhesive, adhere the die cuts onto the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut the sentiment from the new A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die and die cut it twice, once in dusky lavender and once in lavender. Adhere the die cuts together, leaving a shadow of color behind.

Step Five: I started to add the sentiment to the top of the card frame, but thought the card look too busy.

So instead, I added the sentiment inside the card.

Step Six: Finally, I added a few craft drops to the small wreath in a darker pink color because I thought the card needed just a little bit of something.

I hope you get as excited as I do about creating holiday cards in new color pallets. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite non traditional colors to craft with are. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK

A Way With Words Cardmaking Designer Challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs General Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

24 Projects That Will Get You In The Holiday Spirit!

November 20, 2019

It’s almost Christmas and we are so excited! How about you?

We’re starting to see so many beautiful ideas for holiday cards, planner and scrapbook layouts, home decor –– we love them all and decided to join in. Our Design Team and friends have been busy crafting away and with their help, we’ve put together 24 projects that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Check out these holiday projects from our Design Team –– their pictures are linked to their tutorials!

EK Gorman

A beautiful idea –– create your own Holiday wood canvas!

Tanja Kabel

Suzanne Cannon

What a fabulous idea for any of your favorite die sets –– turn them into ornaments!

Katelyn Grosart

Create your own winter village with the Holiday House Box!

Karen Ostergard

We love this beautiful #DecemberDBD page with the hidden picture!
Another fabulous #DecemberDBD layout by Karen. Click her pictures for her tutorials!

Kora Leidlmayr

A beautiful idea for holiday decor –– turn your dies into stickers & use them on your votives!

Sandy Diller

If you would like to see how Sandy made this adorable ornament, click here.

Laura Gilhuly

A beautiful layout idea for your holiday scrapbook/planner!

Diana Nguyen

Simple and oh so elegant! Add your touch to your ornaments this year!

Luciana Telesca

This place card is a beautiful addition to any table. This die is currently sold out, but it’s a great idea for many of our dies. No tutorial available for this project.

Charlene van der Vorst

Have you seen this girl in my “Oh the joy of Christmas” stamp set? She makes a real cute addition to any winter themed journal page. No tutorial available for this project.

Just in case you missed these, here are some of our favorite Technique Friday projects that are perfect for the holiday season!

Click on the pictures to watch the video tutorial.


And, lastly here are some other fun projects from the ECD team and family! These are not linked to tutorials, but they’re sure to give you inspiration for your upcoming holiday crafts!


We hope you enjoyed today’s post! We’d love to see what you’re making this holiday season. Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook so you can share your latest ECD projects!

Happy Crafting!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Glittered Peace On Earth

November 9, 2019

Hi, Diana here! Today I’m sharing how to make a card you might have seen as part of Suzanne Cannon’s holiday release. Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter is the ONLY glitter I will use in my craft room because it’s the only one containable! And it’s so fun to watch it turn glossy – very satisfying like the way heating up gilding or embossing powders.

To make the card, I die cut the A Way With Words Peace on Earth die 4 times out of white card stock. I also cut out one out of white card stock that was covered in a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape as well as a set of extra star dies that come with the die set.

Cover the stars with the release paper from the star die cuts.

After peeling off the release sheet from the Peace on Earth die cut, cover the starts with the release paper from the star die cuts. In this way, you can cover the sticky die cut with Silver Sand Microfine Glitter and rub in the glitter. Remove the star release paper and then add Sand Dunes Microfine Glitter on the stars. I also went ahead and did one of the stars with Sand Dunes and 2 others in Silver Sand.

Making the stars a different color makes the words pop more.

I then adhered the other 4 layers to the die. The background is sponged using Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire) – the keeping the center a lighter blue. I adhered the layer onto an A2 white card base, finishing the front with a white gel pen for stars/snow.

The layered die cuts add a lot of strength and dimension to the card while still laying flat.
Loving the glitter against the dark blue background.

Thanks for looking! I wish you could see how shiny the lettering is and how deep the blue looks in real life. I liked this so much I made a very similar card but using the new Flourished Deer die set. I did not use glitter but added a wreath around his neck using tiny leaves I trimmed from the Leafy Branch Die and tiny dots of the pearl rose Craft drops.

Thanks for stopping by –– I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Diana Nguyen

Distress Inks

Signo White Gel Pen

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Your Heart Be Light Wall Hanging

November 2, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my Let your Heart be Light Wall Hanging, which features the brand new collection of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio.

See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut all the pieces from the Flourish Holly die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the berries. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flourished holly and single see through holly. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of the two holly leaves.

Step Two. From the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the ornament and sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Three. Die cut the snowflake three times from the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Choose two patterned papers that coordinate. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the paper. From the other patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of both pieces. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Apply Candied Apple Distress Ink to the Let your Heart sentiment from the Let Your Heart be Light stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the sentiment out using the 2″ Stitched Circle.

Step Seven. To support the wall hanging, cut a piece that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ out of thicker cardstock or a bingo card. Ink the edges of the piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Adhere the 4″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ base. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ stitched rectangle. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the three snowflake randomly on the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle to the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.

Step Twelve. Adhere the flourished holly together. Adhere the assembled flourished holly to the top of the ornament.

Step Thirteen. To finish the wall hanging, add a piece of twine to the back of the wall hanging.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Heart be Light Wall Hanging.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
  • Misc: Twine, Bingo Card and Christmas Patterned Paper

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Peel-Off Stickers Soft Finish Cardstock

Rudolph’s Christmas

October 26, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am wondering if you are you as excited as I am at how easy the new 2019 Christmas Release from Suzanne Cannon is going to make holiday card making this year. No seriously…it is going to make crafting so much easier this holiday season.

Today I am playing with the brand new A Way With Words Flourished Deer die and the new Merry Christmas 3 die to create this simple, yet fun holiday card.

Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and fold and score to create a 6×6 card frame.

Step Two: Using the A Way With Words Flourished Frames stencil, blend some ink onto the card frame to stencil in a frame. I used Candied Apple Distress Oxide.

Step Three: Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the new Flourished Deer die set. Color the image using your alcohol markers. I used my copics in E31, E33, and E37 for the deer’s body, R46 and R89 for his collar and nose, and Y23, Y26, and Y28 for his bell. I also used some N2 and N4 for the flourished areas.

Step Four: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the nose, collar and bell onto the deer die cut. Adhere the die to the center of the card frame.

Step Five: Die cut the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die from some Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the Merry Christmas onto the card frame. I let them be off center for a fun twist.

Step Six: To add a little extra glam to the card I added a strip of silver peel off sticker from the Corners and Borders Straight peel off sticker sheet.

I hope you are as excited as I am about this new Christmas Release. Make sure you pop over and check out the whole new line.

EK Gorman


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