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Eat, Drink & Be Scary

September 17, 2019

Hello – Samantha here! Today I am sharing a Halloween-themed card. Halloween might not be wildly celebrated here in Australia – but I have always enjoyed the colour schemes and fun images associated with this holiday. I also enjoy eating candy and chocolate…

Instructions:

Step 1: Using black cardstock die cut the spider web and adhere this to a black card base measuring 10.5cm x 15.5cm .

Step 2: Using bright pink cardstock die cut the spider web – use the negative pieces and insert these into the negative space of the black outlined spider web.

TIP: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to the back of the pink card before die-cutting to make the adhering process quick and easy.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 to fill in the remaining negative spaces using bright orange and purple card or specialty paper.

Step 4: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to black card stock and die cut the spiders 3x.

Step 5: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 6: Using watermark ink – stamp the sentiment. Apply a generous amount of white embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun/tool. Trim to size as shown.

(Optional) Add machine stitched detail to the spider web.

Step 7: Assemble card – use foam tape to adhere the sentiment and spiders. Embellish with enamel dots and a twine bow. Adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha Klaebe

Other:

Twine

Enemal Dots

Watermark Ink

Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Black Card

Cardstock

Specialty Card

Sewing Machine

Cuttlebug

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Designer Challenge Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Krista Schneider Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Trick Or Treat –– 15 Spooky Halloween Projects To Make This Year!

September 15, 2019

Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).

Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Tanja Kabel

Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.

Sandy Diller

What do you call a dancing ghost? Polka-haunt-us 

Samantha Klaebe

What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!

Anne Swinkles

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? Booberry pie

Katelyn Grosart

What did Dracula serve at his Halloween party? Ghoulaide

EK Gorman

How do you fix a broken Jack-O-Lantern? With a pumpkin patch!

Karen Ostergard

Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it!

Laura Gilhuly

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream!

ECD Team

Why do mummies have no friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!


We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit ecraftdesigns.com to see our full collections!

Spooky crafting!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Joset Designs ModaScrap Paper Flowers Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Mother Nature Is Amazing!

September 12, 2019

Fall is such a wonderful season! The colors are so gorgeous, it inspired me to make this simple card for someone really amazing… just as beautiful as Mother Nature!

Step 1: Card background

  • Cut 12 X 6 inches yellow cardstock and fold in half (to make a 6 X 6 inches card).
  • Cut a 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches square out of gold cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 White Soft Finish cardstock 110 Lb.

Step 2: Stencil leaves

  • On the white square piece, using the stencil S024-Leaf Snowflake, apply different colors of Distress Oxide on the right side of the square.
  • Using a fine brown marker, draw some vein lines on each leaf.

Step 3: The leaves

  • Using the Leafy Branch 2 – #1315 die set, die cut 3 times in a copper cardstock.
  • With the same die, die cut one time on a White Soft Finish cardstock double with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Remove the release sheet and cover with some Orange Silk Microfine Glitters – #413. Polish well to remove excess glitters.
  • Using the Pair Of Leaves 1 – #1314 die set, die cut each leaf in a gold cardstock.
  • With the same dies, die cut each leaves one time on a White Soft Finish cardstock double with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Remove the release sheet and cover one leaf with some Orange Silk Microfine Glitters – #413, and the other one with some Light Gold Microfine Glitters – #644. Polish well to remove excess glitters on both leaves.

Step 4 : Water Can

  • Out of White Soft Finish cardstock 110 Lb, die cut the water can, using the die set from Susan’s Garden collection, Garden Notes -Garden Water Can – #1647.
  • Emboss the water can with some patina embossing powder.

Step 5: The sentiment

  • Using the die set “Words 2 – Thinking of You” #1466, die cut the words “you’re” and “amazing” out of some gold cardstock.

The final touch!

  • Using some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere the gold cardstock on the card base, and adhere the white cardstock on the gold cardstock.
  • Adhere the water can with some foam adhesive, and arrange the leaves using Kids Choice Glue to fix them in the right places.
  • Glue the sentiment on the bottom of the water can.

Here’s an other look at the finish card:

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Diane Prince

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Other products used on this card:

Copper and gold cardstock

Brown fine point marker

Distress Oxide

Baked Texture Patina – Seth Apter

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

DIY Glitter Background Halloween Card

September 11, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a DIY Background using Silk Microfine Glitter and the new Spider Web die set from Joset Designs. Below you will find the steps to create your own background 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)

Step 2 – Trim Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Fitted Indented Rectangles using the trimmed cardstock.

Step 3 – Diecut Spider Web using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere Pixie Spray to the backside to create a stencil. Adhere the stencil on top of the diecut created from Step 2.

Step 4 – Create your own Glitter Paste by mixing Silk Microfine Glitter Copper Rose and Texture Paste Transparent Gloss. Apply the mix onto the Cardstock with the stencil. Once completely covered remove the stencil and let dry.

Step 5 – Adhere the Background created from Step 4 to the card front using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut Spider Web (spiders x 3) and adhere to card front using Foam Squares. I added Shimmer using a Shimmer Pen for added sparkle.

Step 7 – Stamp Spooky sentiment onto Black Soft Finish Cardstock using Versamark. Sprinkle Gold Embossing powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool.

Step 8 – Diecut Labels 1 using the sentiment created from Step 7. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This Glitter Paste technique can be used for any occasion by simply changing the color of the Glitter. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

DIY Mini Journal

September 8, 2019

As always, Esther Glas (designer for the Planner Essentials line) blows us away with another amazing project idea –– DIY Mini Journals!

The Planner Essential line is perfect as a monthly agenda, mini scrapbook, junk journal, and more –– but, did you ever think to use the line in another creative ways?

For this mini journal, Esther used the large ticket die from the Planner Essentials 11 die set (1655) for the pages. Then, she binded it! You could, of course, choose any method of book-binding you’d like.

We love it when people think outside the box when using our products! Isn’t this mini journal cool? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

You Make Me Smile

September 5, 2019

So the kids are back in school, the weather is cooling down, and I am getting to reconnect with some mom friends at drop off and pick up. It is such a lovely time of year and I wanted to make a little card for a friend just to say thank you. She always makes smile with her upbeat attitude and positive outlook so I thought a card featuring a handmade paper rose would be perfect to let her know what I think of her friendship.

Step One: Die cut the Garden Notes English Rose die out of some 110lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Using copic markers color the rose petals. I used Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, and YR15.

Step Three: Shape the petals using the four piece all metal tool set and molding pad.

Step Four: Assembled the petals using some liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.

I just love how the finished rose looks. It looks almost real.

Step Five: Color the leaf die cuts. I used G81, G85 and G46.

Step Six: Shape the leaves using the four piece metal tool set and the leaf molding pad.

Step Seven: Die cut the water can from the Garden Notes Garden Water Can die set using some 110lb White Soft Finish cardstock.

Step Eight: Color the watering can. I used some Bronze and Fire Ruby Wax. Adhere the spout to the can.

Step Nine: Trim a piece of Relax in the Garden printed paper to 4.25×5.5 inches and adhere to an A2 Card frame.

Step Ten: Adhere the can to the card frame using some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the rose and the leaves to the card frame using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eleven: Die cut the sentiment from the Words 2- Thinking of You die set out of some Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to the card frame.

Step Twelve: Stamp the rest of the sentiment onto some more Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock using the Build Your Sentiment 1 stamp set. I stamped the sentiment ‘You’ and ‘Make Me’ in both black and white ink. Adhere the cardstock to the card frame. Add some white dots using a gel pen around the edges of the cardstock.

There is something that makes me so happy about this card. The yellow rose just makes it seem so friendly.

Because of the dimension and texture to this card, I will not place it in an envelope, but instead inside a little gift bag with some chocolate.

What kid of crafting supplies do you use to let your friends know you are grateful for their kindness? Let us know in the comments below how you help celebrate your friendships. Until then, happy crafting.


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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Halloween Card

September 2, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Halloween Card which features a variety of the new Halloween dies from Joset Designs! I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. You’ll need two patterned papers from the An Eerie Tale patterned paper. Die cut the 4 3/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the 5 1/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of the squares. Ink the edges of the squares using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the Happy Halloween from the Words 3 – Happy Holiday die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of each word.

Step Three. From the Spider Web die, die cut the spider web out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the spider web in half.

Step Four. From the Halloween Accessories die, die cut two bats out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Die cut the Haunted House and Cat from the Haunted House Set out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Iron Fence out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Ink over the entire surface of the iron fence.

Step Seven. Die cut the medium sized pumpkin and stem from the Pumpkins die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the pumpkin. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the stem.

Step Eight. From the Scarecrow die, die cut the small pumpkin and the stem. Die cut the two of each of the vines as well as two of each of the leaves from the Pumpkin die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the pumpkin. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the stem, all four leaves and all four vines.

Step Nine. Adhere one half of the spider web to the bottom right portion of the 5 1/4″ patterned paper square. Adhere the other half of the spider web to the top portion of the 5 1/4″ patterned paper square. Adhere the 4 3/4″ square to the 5 1/4″ square.

Step Ten. Adhere the Iron Fence to the bottom portion of the 4 3/4″ square. Use foam squares to adhere the haunted house to the left hand side of the 4 3/4″ square. Use foam squares the adhere the two bats to the right of the haunted house.

Step Eleven. Adhere the stems to each pumpkin. Use foam squares to adhere the larger pumpkin 1/2″ from the bottom and 1 7/8″ from the left of the 4 3/4″ square. Adhere the other pumpkin 1/8″ from the bottom and 1 5/8″ from the left of the 5 1/4″ square. Adhere the leaves and vines as desired around the pumpkins.

Step Twelve. Adhere the Happy Halloween sentiment to the top right corner of the 4 3/4″ square.

Step Thirteen. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Halloween Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Hickory Smoke
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: An Eerie Tale – You Bewitch Me and Enchantment
Announcements Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Stamping

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!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Krista Schneider ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Just For You: How To Create This Birthday Notecard

August 31, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my cute birthday notecard perfect to give to that special someone on their birthday. To create my card, I’ve used some stamps and coordinating dies from Krista Schneider as well as dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Take the light pink patterned paper out of the Thinking About…Grand Canyon Paper pack. Die cut the 4 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a coordinating patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Patterned Paper that will work with the light pink patterned paper. Die cut the 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the 3″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the circle down to 2 3/4″. Distress the edges of the circles. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. You’ll need three presents and the Just For You sentiment off of the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each of the presents as well as the Just for You sentiment and stamp each stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Use Tombow Markers: 815, 772, 676 and 847 as well as a watercolour brush to colour the presents. Use the Gift Wrapped dies to die cut the presents and Just For You sentiment out. Ink the edges of the presents and sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Adhere the 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square to the 4 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square. Adhere the Stitched Circle to the right hand side of the 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square.

Step Six. Use foam squares to adhere the presents and sentiments to the circle as desired.

Step Seven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5″ x 10″, score at 5″. 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 Just For You Notecard.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Tombow Markers: 815, 772, 676 and 847
  • Misc: Watercolour Cardstock
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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