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Oma & Me

August 19, 2019

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.

Step 1 – Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 – Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 – 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.

Step 4 – Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress

Step 5 – Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges

Step 6 – Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges

Step 7 – Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges

Step 8 – Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges

Step 9 – Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers – I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.

Step 10 – Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Laura

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Krista Schneider

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

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

A Rainbow Of Critters

August 13, 2019

Hey everyone. It’s EK and today I am sharing (for me) a huge project. It is one that I have been kicking around the idea of for sometime, thinking that a rainbow of critters would be absolutely darling…but I just have been missing some of what I needed to really make it work. However with the latest release of critter dies from Joset, I have finally been able to create a rainbow of critters!

For each critter, I would die cut out the pieces to that critter, and then using my copic markers, would color the pieces. Finally, using Kids Choice Glue, I would assemble the pieces. For the red fox, I used the new Fox die set, I used a combination of R14, R17, R46, and R89 for the dark fur and R000, R02 and R14 for the lighter parts.

For the Monkey die set, I pulled out some YR02, YR07 and YR27 for the dark parts and YR000, YR00, and YR02 for the light parts.

The yellow lion was created using the Lion/Tiger die set and Y32, Y35 and Y38 for mid-tones of yellow. The mane, hair and tail were created using Y23, Y26, and Y28 while the pale yellow parts were created with Y000, Y00, and Y02.

The green parrot was created using the new Parrot die set, plus YG05, G16 and G19 for the dark parts and YG11, YG13 and YG17.

My little blue bird was created using the new Winer Bird die set and B12, B14, B16, B18 for the dark parts, and B000, B00 and B02 for the light parts.

I used BV0000, BV00, and BV01 for the dark parts of the indigo Elephant and RV91 and RV95 for the pale parts.

Finally, I for the violet Hippo, I used the Hippo die set plus V12, V15, and V17.

To turn my rainbow of critters into an actual card, I pulled out a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 5.5 x 12 inches. I then scored the paper at 1 and 3/4 inches, 3 and 7/8 inches, 8 and 1/8 inches and 10 and 1/4 inches so the card could fold up and be a traditional A2 card size.

However, when you fold it up, the top layer is actually about half an inch shorter than it should be.

So I trimmed up two pieces of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5 x 1 inch. Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the fold and adhered the black panels.

To add some visual interested in the background by adding some Distress Inks blended through the Snowstorm & Mounds stencil. I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Perseveres and Victorian Velvet.

I adhered the critters to the card, using both 3mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue. Where I needed to, I scored the critters so the card can fold.

Make sure where you score the critters you apply extra adhesive so the cardstock does not pop up when you open the card.

Adhere the red fox and violet hippo to the front flaps of the card. Make sure not to have any adhesive on this tail that overlap the opening.

I created two belly bands to hold my card closed out of two pieces of Rich Black Cardstock trimmed to 10 x 1 inch. I scored and folded the black strips to create belly bands that were 4 3/8 wide.

I die cut the words ‘friends’ from the Words 4-Remember die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and adhered it to one of the belly bands.

Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Little Words That Mean A Lot stamp set. I thought this sentiment worked perfectly since rainbows come after the rain, and these critter of friends would brighten anyone’s day.

Here is the finished card, closed with the belly bands.

And here is the card opened. It is so big that it is actually hard to photograph the card fully extended.

I however, love how this came out.

Thanks for peaking in on my rainbow of critter project today. Let me know in the comments below which critter you thought turned out the best in their color scheme. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman


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Fun “Cute Food” Clear Stamp Card Ideas

August 11, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today for my August guest blog post. Today I’d like to share some fun “cute food” clear stamp card ideas with you. I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occasion!!

But first let me share the steps with you:

Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.

Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching “Cute Food” die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn’t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.

Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.

Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.

Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.

For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.

Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.

I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:

I hope you enjoyed my August tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set yourself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project in November – see you then!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
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Other:
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron – Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool
Archival Ink Jet Black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
VersaMark watermark stamp pad – Tsukineko
Nuvo Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Crystal Glaze – Tonis Studios
Water tank brush
Nuvo Glue Pen – Tonic Studios
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Inc.
Acrylic block for stamping
Tim Holtz presicion scissors
Googly eyes
Big Shot – Sizzix


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Tweet Greetings Card

August 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. In the new Joset Designs Release there is a wonderful array of holiday dies and stamp sets. Today I will be showcasing the Holiday Bird House die set and Joyful Wishes Sentiment Stamp set, along with the Fitted and Stitched Indented Rectangle Dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using ModaScrap Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Holiday Bird House using ModaScrap Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper for the main house and White Soft Finish Cardstock for all other pieces. (You could use coloured Cardstock but I coloured all the pieces using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Assemble and adhere the main house, opening and top of house using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Stamp Joyful Wishes Sentiment on the snow bank diecut from Step 3 using Versamark Onyx Black Ink. Assemble and adhere the rest of the pieces from Step 3.

This card took little effort and turned out so tweet! Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

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A Way With Words Susan's Garden Club

A Walk In The Garden: The English Rose

August 5, 2019

Good morning everyone!

Here is the beginning of August already –– is it warm enough for you? Thank goodness there are Gulf breezes here in Florida!

Today I am featuring the English Rose. My aunt had an entire garden of Peace Roses I would see just about every day when I’d walk to her home to visit her as a child… and, play Canasta. So, I tried to “go back“ and create her roses. I made a small bud to go along with the main Rose. 

Baby’s breath, Berry branch with leaves, and ribbon with some gold threads were used to fill in my project. 

It is a 6” X 6” inch card with decorative paper as a layer for the background. Suzanne Cannon’s “ Bliss“ was used to describe these lovely flowers. I tried to keep it simple – to showcase the rose! Of course, there is a ladybug!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order. 

Enjoy, and keep gardening!

See you next month,

Kathy Sabarese, ECD Design Team

A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team

A ‘Masculine’ Way With Words

July 27, 2019

Hey Friends! It is EK here and I thought I would share the masculine birthday card I created with you today.

I find masculine cards really difficult to create a lot of the times, let alone masculine birthday cards. However I have found that the A Way With Words line from Suzanne Cannon really does am a great job leaning toward my masculine card making needs.

Step One: Die cut some 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Butterflies & Stars Sprays die twice with the star die. This will allow you to create your own stencil with the star cut outs.

Step Two: Using the homemade stencil, add some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide onto a piece of 6×6 trimmed piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three: Die cut the inked paper with the A Way With Words Big Balloon die set.

Step Four: Ink the edges of the balloon with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Step Five: Trim a piece of Cafe au Cait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Spray the front of the card with some brown metallic ink so there are some splotches of reflective ink.

Step Six: Die cut a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon paper with the Stitched Indented Square die set. Adhere the die cut onto the card frame using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the die cut balloon on top of the die cut square.

Step Seven: Die cut the bow from the Big Balloon die set out of the left over stenciled cardstock. Adhere to the balloon.

Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment from the A Way With Words Happy Birthday 3 die set out of both a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon printed paper and some White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer the printed paper over the white cardstock, letting a bit of the white show on the upper left side of the word. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the sentiment to the card frame.

I really love how this card can be used for any gender at any age. It is a simple message, but exactly the one you want to convey.

EK Gorman


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ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Mr & Mrs Card

July 24, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a pretty wedding card perfect to give to that special couple getting married this year.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step one. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut the 4″ Dashing Rectangle out of the patterned paper piece. Die cut the 4 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle out of the kraft cardstock piece. Ink the edges of both pieces with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step two. Die cut the Lace Corner twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the Lace Corner twice out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of all four corners using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step three. Die cut the 2 3/4″ Dashing Circle out of kraft cardstock. From the Wedding Sentiments stamp set, you’ll need the connected hearts stamp. Apply VersaMark Ink to the heart stamp and stamp onto the circle. Reapply ink to the stamp and stamp again until the entire circle is covered. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step four. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Mr & Mrs stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the Mr & Mrs out.

Step five. Choose another patterned paper piece out of Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut one of the hearts from the True Love die set out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the heart using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step six. Choose a third piece of patterned paper from the Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut the hearts from the Love, Life Tag out of the patterned paper three times. Ink the edges of the three hearts using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step seven. Adhere the 4″ Dashing Rectangle to the 4 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle.

Step eight. Adhere the white lace corner to the kraft lace corner, making sure a bit of the kraft lace corner is showing. Repeat the previous step for the other corner. Adhere one of the lace corners to the bottom right side of the rectangles. Adhere the other lace corner to the top left side of the rectangles.

Step nine. Foam square the dashing circle to the middle of the cardfront. Foam square the heart to the middle of the circle.

Step ten. Adhere the Mr & Mrs sentiment to the middle of the heart. Adhere the three hearts around the large heart. Cut a piece out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Mr & Mrs Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Sweet Raccoon

July 23, 2019

It’s Karen here today. I have been afraid of raccoons since I was a little girl. My family and I were camping at Big Sur, and when I went to take the garbage out at night, they jumped out at me! Ok, they were just there….but for a little girl, it was pretty scary. The brand new Raccoon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, however, isn’t scary at all.

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Forest Scene Card Using The New Release

July 21, 2019

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Welcome back to another release from Joset Designs! That means additional character dies –– there are 5!!! A Reindeer, Fox, Raccoon, Owl and Winter Bird along with Forest Accessories that you will absolutely adore. There is also some fun dies for the Holiday season which I will show in upcoming posts.

For today’s card, I used the Winter Bird, Fox and Forest Accessories to create a Forest Scene. Below are the steps to create your own Forest Scene Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (clouds die) with scrap cardstock to use as a stencil. Using any ink of your choice create the clouds directly on the card front by placing your stencil and ink at the edges. I used Distress Oxides Salty Ocean.

Step 3 – Apply ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Inks Vintage photo and Walnut. Diecut Winter Bird with appropriate colors and assemble the pieces using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere the branch to the card using Kid’s Choice Glue and the bird using foam tape. (I made the bird into a robin to show you that it can be used for any kind of bird).

Step 4 – Apply Ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Barn Door and Citrus Green. Diecut Forest Accessories to appropriate colors and assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Apply Ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Peeled Paint. Diecut Tree (the grass die) and adhere to card using foam tape.

Step 6 – Apply ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Inks Wild Honey for the main body. Diecut Fox with appropriate colors and assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using foam tape. (I omitted one leg to give the appearance it was lying on the tree stump).

Step 7 – Stamp Sarafi Saying using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the bottom of the card. I used the Wild from one of the sentiments by masking the rest of the sentiment with Washi Tape. Ink the sentiment, remove the washi tape then stamp the image.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment, colors and characters. Below are the links for all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

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