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We Are Obsessed…

September 1, 2019

We may be a little biased, but we are obsessed with our newest collections! If you haven’t poked around our website lately, you may have missed some of our recent releases –– we’ve got you covered!

Take a look at our August releases, and let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!

Halloween by Joset van de Burgt

Joset’s newest release included 5 new Halloween-themed die sets, with another accessory die set that works with her character dies! Take a look at some of them below!


Hand-Drawn Clear Stamps by Charlene van der Vorst

In her debut collection, Charlene released 8 new hand-drawn stamp sets! These stamps are larger than we’ve released previously, measuring at 5.8″ X 8.3″ (A5 size). Take a look at some of them below!


Planner Essentials by Esther Glas

The newest Planner Essential collection included 8 new stamps and 8 new dies sets, with Christmas and cooking themes! We also released 3 new planner colors alongside this collection! Take a look at some of them below!


We hope you’re loving these new releases as much as we do! Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Friday | Snowflake Masking Card

August 30, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Els is back with another YouTube tutorial! This week she’s showing us how to create this beautiful card with our silk microfine glitter, using a simple masking technique.

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Halloween Coloring

August 29, 2019

One of the things I keep talking about with the new extra large (6×8 inches) stamp set line from designer Charlene Van Der Vorst is that these images were meant to be colored. I mean they were seriously designed with coloring in mind. So you can image my joy when I saw that the new stamp set Halloween Party was not only a large stamp set meant to be colored, but a large stamp set that was meant to be colored and Halloween themed!!!

Today I decided to share a little pictorial tutorial on how I colored these images in with my copics for anyone who is feeling intimidated by the coloring process of such awesome stamps!

Step One: Stamp the bat cat image onto some White Soft Finish Cardstock using copic friendly ink. Create a mask for the image and add it over the stamped image. I use post it tape.

Step Two: Stamp the other images with copic friendly ink over the mask.

Step Three: Peel off the mask.

Step Four: Color the bat cat in. I used C5, C7, and C9 for the cat’s body, W5, W7, and W9 for his wings, and V00, and V01 for his nose and ears.

Step Five: Using a copic friendly pen, add some lines under the pumpkins to mimic the Jack-o-lantern.

Step Six: Color the first two pumpkins in a bold orange color. I used YR61, YR16, and YR68.

Step Seven: Color the second two colors a faded orange. I used YR20, YR24, and YR27.

Step Eight: Color the pumpkin stems with a muted green. I used G43 and G46.

Step Nine: Color the ground using a warm grey. I used W5, W7, and W9. I also colored in the Jack-o-Lanterns teeth with W3 and W5.

Step Ten: Color the background. I used YG13, YG17, YG67, and G99. I also added dots of sparkle gel pen and white gel pen to the background.

Step Eleven: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the colored cardstock to a piece of 6×12 inch Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock, folded and scored to make a 6×6 card frame.

I hope this series of photos help simplify the coloring process. I am in love with this stamp set and totally have big plans for it beyond just the Halloween card making season and other plans of playing with different coloring mediums with this set.

What coloring mediums would you use to color the Halloween Party Stamp Set? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Lunch Box Notes

August 28, 2019

Every year at the beginning of the school year, I like to whip up a ton of Lunch Box notes for the kids to stick into their lunches. These are small one sided note cards that I can write a quick positive note on the back.

The key to this notes are to make something pretty, but that can be whipped up quickly. And now that my daughters are older, they need to be a little more mature. So I love how the Romantic Bouquet and Lace Card dies allow me to make these special little notes so easily.

Step One: Trim up four pieces of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 2.75×4.25 inches.

Step Two: Die cut two of the pieces of paper with the Romantic Bouquet and two with the Lace Card. Yes the paper is smaller than the dies, but it works.

Step Three: Spray one of each die cuts with some spray ink. I chose purple for my youngest daughter.

Step Four: Repeat step three with the other two die cuts and a different color. I used orange for my oldest daughter.

Step Five: Trim up four pieces of Soft Finish Cardstock to coordinate with the sprayed ink to 2.75×4.25 inches. I used Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock and Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the sprayed die cuts onto the colored cardstock using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Six: Cover a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock with a piece Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die cut your sentiment from the prepared cardstock. I used the die sets Words 2- Thinking of You and Words 4- Remember so I could use the words ‘forever’ and ‘good luck’.

Step Seven: Cover the die cut sentiments in one color of Silk Microfine Glitter. I used Royal Blue Silk Microfine Glitter for one set.

And Copper Silk Microfine Glitter for the other.

Step Eight: Adhere the the sentiments to the note card using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Nine: Add a strip of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges of the note card. Make sure to press the tape firmly to the project.

Step Ten: Add coordinating MicroFine Glitter to the 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I love how these little note cards came out and can’t wait to use them in my daughter’s lunch boxes. These were super easy to make and yet I think the glitter makes it perfect for my not so little girls.

Thanks for peeking in today. Let us know in the comments below what you do for your kids or grandkids at back to school season. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Hello…

August 25, 2019

Hello and Welcome! Samantha here, the card I am sharing today is all about the dies! NO stamping, NO colouring –– simple, fun, geometric card made with the arrows from Planner Essentials #5.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Adhere clear double sided adhesive to the back of pattern paper and cardstock. Next, die cut the arrows several times.

TIP: Be as adventurous and bold with your colour choices –– you could even try silk microfine glitter or shimmer sheetz as alternatives to pattern paper.

Step 2: Die Cut the ‘hello’ die from Words 2 – Thing of You set using the same pattern paper and card stock.

Step 3: Position the arrows before removing the release sheet to adhere the arrows onto your card front (card front measurement: 10.5cm x 15.5cm). Leave appropriately sized spaces for the hello die cuts.

Step 4: (Options) Add machine stitched details. Corner punch the top right corner.

TIP: Instead of adding machine stitching to your card front – use foam tape to adhere the arrows adding a fun dimensional detail.

Step 5: Adhere the hello die cuts. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Step 6: Embellish card front with a twine bow and sequins.

I hope you are inspired by my card today –– I love that I can reuse these planner dies in my card making.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha.

Supplies:

Other:

Cuttlebug

Sewing Machine

Twine

Sequins

Pattern Paper

Yellow Cardstock

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A Butterfly Birthday

August 24, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today to share a birthday card I created using the Butterflies and Stars spray from the Suzanne Cannon’s A Way with Words Collection. I just love how this simple die can create such bold magical beauty.

Here’s how I made it:

Step One: Blend a trio of Distress Oxides onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. I used Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick.

Step Two: Die cut out the butterflies from the blended cardstock using the Butterflies and Stars Spray die. Save the die cut butterflies for later.

Step Three: Die cut the blended background again using the Dashing Rectangles die set.

Step Four: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using 10mm Clear Double Side Adhesive adhere the bonnie blue card stock to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Adhere the blended cardstock to the bonnie blue cardstock using a combination of 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Using Suzanne’s Happy Birthday Collection stamp set add a Birthday sentiment. I also used a stamp from the Wedding Sentiments stamp set to add a a little visual interest.

Step Seven: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere back on the die cut butterflies to the finished card.

While this is a fairly simple card to craft, I think it has a huge visual impact with its trio of colors and spray of butterflies. Thank you for peeking in today to this butterfly birthday card. Let me know what trio of colors you would have used with your spray of butterfly stamp set in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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Technique Friday | Fall 2019 Releases

August 23, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Earlier this week, we announced two new releases –– a mini Halloween release by Joset van de Burgt, and a debut release by Charlene van der Vorst. Today, Els is walking us through BOTH new releases!

We love both of these releases so much! See these new arrivals by clicking the link below!

What’s your favorite from these releases? Let us know in the comments below!

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Wild About…Paper Piecing

August 18, 2019

Hello! Samantha here sharing a card I created using one of my favourite Krista Schneider stamp sets called Cacti. One of the things I loved most about making this card was that I didn’t use any colouring medium. The background is cardstock and the cacti’s are all paper pieced with pattern paper! It’s a fun technique that I haven’t used in the longest time…

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the smallest Diagonal Stitched Fishtail die 12x using four different colours of cardstock.

Step 2: Position and adhere all the die cut fishtails on to your card front as shown below. Trim off any excess card.

Step 3: Stamp the three cacti on cardstock then die cut them out.

Step 4: Partially stamp each cacti again on pattern paper.

Step 5: Using scissors or a craft knife cut out each cacti part. Adhere these to the die cut Cacti as shown below.

Step 6: (Optional) Punch holes in each cacti and add an embroidery feature.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment.

Step 8: Using foam tape, adhere the cacti’s and embellish the card with a twine bow and enamel dots. Adhere cardfront to an A6 cardbase.

I’ve now coloured and paper pieced this stamp set and I love the look of both –– I loved revisiting this technique again and I hope you get a chance to give it a go too!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Cardstock

Pattern Paper

Twine

Black Ink

Pink Embroidery Thread/Needle/Paper Pricker

Enamel Dots

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Foam Tape/Glue dot

Cuttlebug

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