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How To Create This Quick Card For Summer

June 12, 2019

Hello everyone!

It’s Sara here today, and I have a new summery project for you: a sailor card, which is perfect both for a young boy and for an adult one.

Don’t know why I went for a round shape, but maybe I’ve thought about the waves. Who cares?

So, all you have to do is:

  • Cut a circle with the third larger die from Dashing circles on to a folded piece of cardstock, minding that you have to off set it just a little bit in order to create a round folding card.
  • With the same die cut a piece of light blue paper, and shade it with Distress Ink to create a night sky.
  • For the waves fussy cut three pieces of vellum with different  widths, add a little bit of white embossing powder to the borders
  • Stamp and watercolor the bear from Sailor’s life stamp set with no line technique and die cut it with the matching die.
  • Cut a circular frame with the circle die you use before and the fourth larger.
  • Assemble all your piece with Kid’s choice glue and mounting tape to create some dimension.

And that’s it! Hope you like it!

Sara

Kraft cardstock, Distress ink, Vellum, White embossing powder, Watercolor

A Way With Words ModaScrap Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Happily Ever After –– 12 Projects You’ll Want To Recreate This Wedding Season

June 3, 2019

Wedding season is here! Showering the happy couple with love and support is easy with handmade gift. With the help of our Design Team, we’ve gathered 12 projects you’ll want to create for the big day!

For tutorials, click the Design Team member’s name or picture. *Not applicable on all*

Wedding Cards

Tanja Kabel
Yogi Grunwald
Samantha Klaebe
Katelyn Grosart
Karen Ostergard
Joyce Schmidt
Diane Prince

Gifts & Memory Keeping

ECD Staff
Kelly Booth
Laura Gilhuly

For The Big Day

EK Gorman
Suzanne Cannon

We hope you enjoyed these fun ideas! There are so many possibilities for handmade projects –– what will you create?

Be sure to check out the products used below, and join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Group to share your wedding season projects!

Happy Crafting!

A Way With Words ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

You Shine Graduation Card

June 2, 2019

Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a bright shiny card for you to create!

Graduation is a wonderful time in your life! It’s a new beginning; it’s a celebration of a great accomplishment. You never forget it. Help the grad celebrate with a bright shiny card! Make sure they know how brilliant they are!

I wanted to make a card that would be great for a guy or a girl. I chose blues, but choosing hot colours for a summer graduation would be stunning! Substitute the polka dots for floral if you want. Gorgeous!

Here is how you can make this card:

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

Let The Adventure Begin Card

May 30, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let the Adventure Begin Card which features Joset Design’s awesome new release.

To create this card, I’ve used some new dies from Joset Designs, dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. From the Dashing Squares die, you’ll need the 4 3/4″ and 5 1/4″ dies. Die cut the 4 3/4″ Dashing Square out of light kraft cardstock. Die cut the 5 1/4″ Dashing Square out of a piece of patterned paper from the Magic Mountain Paper Pack. Ink the edges of both squares using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. Die cut the 3/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner out of light kraft cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4″. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Let the Adventure Begin sentiment and stamp onto the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. From the Camping Accessories die, die cut the elements for the back pack out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the back pack. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the pockets and handle. Adhere the pockets and the handle to the backpack. Use a black gel pen to draws dashes or a line on the pockets.

Step 4. From the Camping Accessories die, die cut the flames and logs out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flames. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the logs. Adhere the two flames together. Adhere the logs together in a “X”. Adhere the flames to the middle of the logs.

Step 5. The last element that needs to be die cut from the Camping Accessories die is the lantern. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the light part of the lantern. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the lantern. Adhere the light to the inside of the lantern.

Step 6. From the Tent die, die cut all the elements out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the tent. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the poles. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface of the tent picks. For the inside tent piece, just draw a dotted line down the middle of the triangle.

Step 7. Adhere the triangle to the back of the tent, where the opening is. Use a piece of adhesive tape to adhere the flaps down to the tent. Adhere the poles to the side of the tent.

Step 8. Adhere the 4 3/4″ dashing square to the 5 1/4″ dashing square. Adhere the Let the Adventure Begin banner 1/8″ from the bottom of the 5 1/4″ dashing square. Make sure the banner sits all the way to the right hand side of the 5 1/4″ dashing square.

Step 9. Foam square the tent 1 1/8″ from the bottom and all the way to the top of the 4 3/4″ dashing square. Adhere the tent picks to the bottom of the poles.

Step 10. Adhere the fire to the left hand side of the 4 3/4″ dashing square, the flame will sit slightly overtop of the tent.

Step 11. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the backpack to the right hand side of the tent. Use adhesive and foam square to adhere the light to the left of the back pack. The lantern will sit slightly on the backpack. Cut a cardbase from a piece of light kraft cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. Roll the corners up in the top right and bottom left of the squares. Adhere the card front to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let the Adventure Begin Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Hickory Smoke and Peeled Paint
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
  • Light Kraft Cardstock
ModaScrap Planner Essentials

Father’s Day Gift Idea

May 18, 2019

Hello, it’s Sandy here today!

We all know how difficult it can be to come up with a gift or card for the men in our lives, so I’m here to share an idea using my dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials. I love my ECD Planner but wanted to show you another way to use the great elements from this collection.

This fun photo holder can act as a card by folding it up to mail, or as a photo frame to display all of Dad’s favorite photos. It is perfect for his desk because it’s double-sided. I’ve added some small tags to each section so a personal message or information could be added.

This is a fun project –– so let’s get started making it.

I knew that I wanted 5 panels so the first thing to do is cut 10 large tags, 10 small tags and 10 Photo Frames. I have linked all the products below so you can easily find the sets I used. Also needed is 10 black strips of black cardstock to go on the frames behind the word “photo”. 1″ is the perfect height.

The Manly Man Paper Collection from ModaScrap was used for this project.

Assembly of the tags is pretty fast and easy. The black strip was added to the back and then the larger tag was added directly above that. The sizing on these are perfect.

With that completed, the small tags were stamped and decorated using the dies and stamps in the collection. For the final touch I edged all the tags with some brown ink. I then set everything aside to work on the stand.

To make the stand, two sheets of 120# black cardstock were used. The tags are about 3″ wide so the panels measure 3.25″ X 5.5″. I simply scored and folded the cardstock every 3.25″ and left a connecting tab on one end of the first section. When the two panels were connected a tag was positioned on the panel and a pencil line was added where a cut line should be. A few quick snips with the scissors and its ready to go.

Double-sided foam tape was added to each panel so it would stand out from the base. After adding the small tags with a black brad, I laid the panels out for placement.

A couple little trinkets were added from the Tim Holtz collection: the key, the stars and the charm (where 2019 was added).

All that is left now is to add my personal messages, information and photos. I’ll use the same photo frame from the die set to cut the photos so they will fit perfectly.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope this has sparked a few ideas.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting,

S@ndy

ModaScrap

Trying Something New With Watercolors!

May 15, 2019

Hi there! It’s Sara here today, and I have a new project for you featuring ModaScrap products.

I love watercolors and it’s always a good occasion to try something new: today I die cut all the pieces from a piece of watercolor paper and then coloured everything with watercolors.

Here are the steps:

  • Prepare a base for your card and add some splatters with a black ink.
  • For the belt you need to partial die cut a piece of kraft cardstock, put your cardstock in the big shot leaving outside the finish part of the die and the rest of the cardstock, repeat the same process on the other side.
  • Die cut all the leaves and the poppies, colour them.
  • Glue all the pieces down to the belt and add a bow made with rope.

That’s it!

Hope you like it!

Sara

Other: watercolors, black ink, kraft cardstock

ModaScrap Susan's Garden Club

Beautiful hydrangeas, “Water Vessels”

May 7, 2019

Hello, this is Diane here with a card for you!

Flooding season has officially arrived here and this year it’s been awful, even more than usual. Reading on the hydrangea, I learned that the name is derived from Greek and means ‘water vessel’, which is in reference to the shape of its seed capsules. With this post, I wish to extend my compassion to everyone who feels heartaches having to deal with an infuriated Mother Nature and I’m offering them those mini water vessels.

Here are the steps to make this card:

Step 1: Card base

  • Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12 X 6, folded in half to make a 6 X 6 card.
  • With a purple patterned paper, cute a square piece 5 1/2 X 5 1/2.
  • Die cut a circle with the the largest die of the Dotted Scallop Circles (#1172) dies set, in a purple cardstock.
  • Die cut a second circle with the the second largest die of the Stitched Circles (#1116) dies set, in a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Using the same purple cardstock as for the first circle, die cut the Flower Lace 2 (#1383).
  • With some Double Sided Adhesive Tape and some Kids Choice Glue, adhere all the layers on top of each other, like shown in the next picture.
  • And here’s the final card base:

Step 2 Hydrangea

For a very detailed and wonderful video from Susan Tierney Cockburn on how to create those forgeous flowers, I invite you to watch the video on the link here.

  • Using the die set Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 (#1293), die cut 6 times the center that will be use for the base of each of the three flowers, in a green cardstock.
  • With the medium size ball stylus (from the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set), on the Molding Pad, create a dome with each of the 6 pieces.
  • Glue the bases two by two, using a toothpick and some Kids Choice Glue, to get 3 final center pieces.
  • Cut the stem off, we do not use them for this card.
  • Ink up some White Soft Finish Cardstock using some Oxide Ink, (here I used some Dusty Concord), dabbing very lightly the dauber on both side of the cardstock.
  • Die cut the 4 times the plate of little flowers on the inked cardstock.
  • Shape the little flowers on a Molding Pad. with the smallest ball stylus, wrong side up, on each of the 4 tips of the flowers.
  • Turn the flowers on the right side and cup up with the same stylus.
  • Glue the green domes on the card base and had the little flowers to cover the domes.
  • With a make-up applicator, had some shading in the heart of some flowers, with the Bright Yellow Green Shades Pan Pastel.
  • Add a very small touch of glue here and there in some centers of the flowers and sprinkle some small green prills.
  • Using some green cardstock, die cut the leaves 5 or 6 times each.
  • On the Leaf Pad, with the leaf tool, draw some vein on the wrong side.
  • Bent the leaves and add some Bright Yellow Green Pan Pastel on the vein with a make-up applicator.
  • Add some shading with a dark green ink on the edges of each leaf.
  • On the Molding Pad, give some dimension to the leaves by rubbing them on the tip with the medium ball stylus.
  • Glue them on the project.

And here’s a closer look at the final project:

I really hope you like this tutorial, thanks for visiting!

Diane Prince

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Other Products used on this card:

Bazzill Avocado Green Cardstock, Bazzill Nelly Cardstock, Distress Oxide – Dusty Concord and Forest Moss

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Peel-Off Stickers Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Make This Mother’s Day Gift Box

May 6, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Mother’s Day Gift Box. Mother’s Day is only 6 days away, so why not make a pretty gift box for that gift for mom?

To create this gift box, I’ve used dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap as well as dies from Joset Designs. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap – Butterfly Dream Paper Pack. Die cut the Star Pillow Box die out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the box using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. From the Words 3 – Happy Holidays die, die cut the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3. Die cut three Leafy Branch 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of each leafy branch. Trim the branches to your desired length.

Step 4. Choose two of the Happy Flowers. Die cut the two Happy Flowers twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, bend Picked Raspberry Distress Ink over the entire surface of the happy flowers.

Step 5. Assemble your Star Pillow Box.

Step 6. Adhere two of the happy flowers together and finish off the center of the flower with a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dots. Adhere the last two happy flowers together and finish off the center of the flower with a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dots.

Step 7. Start by adhering two of the leafy branches on the left hand side of the star pillow box. Adhere the two happy flowers overtop of the leafy branches.

Step 8. To finish off the pillow box, adhere the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment to the right hand side of the pillow box.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Mother’s Day Gift Box.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Picked Raspberry and Shabby Shutters
  • Blending Tool with Foam
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