What is the most funny and wild creatures to wish someone dear an happy birthday? Why not Joset’s parrots in a bunch of lilies? This card feel so much like summer, you’ll want a cold drink to go with it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial.
Step1: The card base:
Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
Using a round sponge, ink up the background with some blue and forest moss ink. Also use a make-up applicator to soften the ink with white Pan Pastel.
Cut out 4 times the strip from the die “Happy Frame” (#1499) and cut them length wise to mesure 6″.
Build the frame up and adhere on the card base.
Step 2: A trio of leaves:
In a green cardstock, die cut 3 times each leaf in the die set “Trio Of Leaves” (#1464).
Shade the leaves with forest moss ink and some light yellow Pan Pastel.
Shape each branch to give them dimension using tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Step 3: The Parrots
Using the die set “Parrot” (1665), die cut all the dies twice in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
With Distress Ink and sponge applicator, color all the pieces like show in the picture below.
Assemble both parrots with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. You can also watch this helpful video on YouTube where Els show you how to assemble the parrot.
Adhere googling eyes with the same glue.
Step 4: The Lilies
Using the die set “Garden Notes – Lily 2” (#1370), die cut all the flower parts to make 4 flowers.
With some lilac and violet ink, shade the petals of the flower.
Using some yellow ink,, shade the pistils.
Let dry all the parts before shaping.
Shape the petals using Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Roll up the base of the pistil and glue with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. To see the best there is make those flowers, watch that video where Susan Tierney Cockburn show all the steps to achieve a gorgeous result.
Step 5: Adhere it all together !
Using some Kids Choice Glue, glue the leaves around the frame, on the card base.
Using some foam adhesive on the back of the parrots, glue them.
Also with the Kids Choice Glue, glue down the flowers.
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.
Good morning, crafters! Today, we’re sharing these beautiful pages created by DT member, Charlene van der Vorst.
Using dies from the Planner Essentials line, along with a few other from ECD, she shows us how we can easily create pages with beautiful watercolors and a see-through acetate window!
We are in love with this little owl too! Did you know that Charlene designed it? In the last Planner Essentials release, Charlene designed two stamp sets: Moments of Life and Pure Spring, where this cute owl is from. We can’t wait to show you what she’s working on next! (Soon!!)
Charlene hosted a live video tutorial on her Facebook page, showing us the step-by-step of how she created this beautiful tag. (Note: this tutorial is in Dutch, but she does a fabulous job showing every step!)
It’s already August, crafters! We can’t believe it! (… there are only 146 days until Christmas… 😱)
Our Design Team has been working hard all year, creating projects just for you! You can find many of them right here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, but they also post tons of inspiration on their own blogs and social media.
You may have missed some of those, so we’re sharing 16 of our favorite projects of 2019 so far!
This Is My Life: Planner Layout
Created by Esther Glas
We love seeing Esther’s –– the designer of the Planner Essentials line –– planner pages because she always incorporates beautiful photographs with them! This is a simple layout used to document a special day. See more of her work on her Facebook page here.
A Place Under The Sun
Created by Anita Izendoorn
Anita just recently posted this project and it blew us away! Using the Holiday House Box Die Set, she created this to look like an Amsterdam Canal House! See her supply list here on her blog.
Just Dropping You A Lion
Created by Tina Guigui Dornbaum
This is such an adorable card that features the Lion die set from our Safari Release back in January. Tina’s coloring is fabulous! See how she created this card here on her blog.
Created by Suzanne Cannon
Suzanne is the fabulous designer behind the A Way With Words collection on ECraftDesigns.com, which are the designs you’re seeing in this project. We love her coloring and the simplicity, yet stunningly romantic feel these dies add to this card! See how she created this on her blog.
Created by Charlene van der Vorst
Charlene is not only and ECD Design Team Member, but she’s also a Designer! She designs stamps in the Planner Essentials line and we love seeing her create with them! See more of her work on her Facebook page.
Creating A Tiny Bouquet
Created by Luciana Telesca
Luciana is an amazing paper gardener! She’s always coming up with new ways to showcase her stunning flowers. See how she created this tiny bouquet here.
Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
Created by Tanja Kabel
Tanja is always so clever in her cardmaking, and this one is no exception! This new Reindeer Die Set is adorable, but it’s the details that make this card stand out! See how she made it here on her blog.
Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout
Created by Femke Kokke
We could watch Femke create a Planner Layout all day! Her techniques are simple, but make a major impact in her projects. See the video tutorial for this project on YouTube here.
Bringing Peace With Flowers
Created by Joyce Schmidt
Joyce is another one of our very talented paper gardeners. She recently created this card for her neighbor –– we’re sure this helped bring some peace to them. See more of her work here on her Facebook page.
A Camping Hippo
Created by EK Gorman
EK Gorman had fun with this one! She used both distress oxide inks and alcohol markers on this little Hippo and accessories –– beautiful work! Watch her video tutorial here.
Created by Laura Gilhuly
Laura always wows us with her layouts! Like this one: she incorporates many products from our different designers, and creates beautiful layers for a 3D effect! See Laura’s tutorial for this layout here on her blog.
Happy Mother’s Day Card
Created by Katelyn Grosart
This card is absolutely fabulous! We are in love with the colors and beautiful patterns Katelyn chose for this project. Any mother would be thrilled to receive this! See her tutorial here on her blog.
Planner Essentials Denim Pocket
Created by Martine Rijnbeek
Martine is always so inventive, and this project is no different! This was a unique way to make a pocket out of denim. Watch her tutorial on YouTube here.
You Are Awesome
Created by Samantha Kaminski
This project is awesome! Samantha added a fun surprise with this card, creating a little door with the Dog House die set! See the supply list and more pictures of this adorable this birthday card here.
Created by Karen Ostergard
Karen recently created this for a challenge and we are loving the different textures! Adding the glitter on the snowflake gives it an elegant pop! See her supply list and challenge outlines here on her blog.
A Floral House-Warming Gift
Created by Kathy Sabarese
Kathy creates stunning paper floral projects, including this one! She is amazing shaping perfect flowers and bringing them all together in a project –– they’re all so beautiful together! See how she made this here.
It was so hard picking out our favorite projects, as our Designers and Design Team Members are all fabulous crafters and are always blowing us away with their talent! Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook to see more from the Design Team!
We hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we do –– which one is your favorite?
There may not be any snow on the ground, holiday music on in the background, or hot chocolate poured; but it’s Christmas in July at Elizabeth Craft Designs!
With the help of our Design Team, we’ve pulled together 15 holiday projects to make this year! They’ve each even included their holiday song –– let us know what your favorite holiday song is in the comments below!