Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey, with my last guest post for 2016. Today I get to share with you this Season’s Greetings Wall hanging using an embroidery hoop. Before I get any further, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. With it being Christmas today, I thought it would be fun to share one more Christmas project with you featuring a variety of dies from Els van de Burgt, Susan’s Garden Club, Quitfire Design, and Jose Designs, plus some Elizabeth Craft Designs products. Let me show you how you can re-create my wall hanging at home.
Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing on the blog today and sharing with you these three fun Christmas Gift Tags that can be added to any holiday gift. With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create these gift tags using a variety of fun Christmas dies from Joset Designs and pair them with Els van de Burgt dies. Let me share with you how to create each tag at home.
Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing back on the blog today and sharing with you this Happy Holidays Christmas card. I’ve been busy creating my Christmas cards, so I thought I’d share with you a Christmas card created using a variety of fantastic Els van de Burgt dies, Elizabeth Craft Designs products, Susan’s Garden Club dies and a Joset Designs stamp set. Let me share with you how I made it.
Hi there! It’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing today. I’m thrilled to be creating projects using the amazing Elizabeth Craft Designs products! When I design I love to combine layers, inks, and die cuts to make my projects come to life. I’d like to share with you how I created this Let it Snow layout using the Els van de Burgt Studio Holidays Garlands 2 die as my starting point.
- Cut a piece of patterned paper using the 4.5″ x 5 .75″ Stitched Rectangles die.
2. Cut two 3.5″ x 4.75″ Stitched Rectangles from 100# White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut the photo with the same Stitched Rectangles die.
3. Cut two patterned paper pieces with the 4″ x 5.25″ Stitched Rectangles die and one White Soft Finish Cardstock rectangle.
4. Blend Antique Linen Distress Ink onto the three white cardstock rectangles.
5. On one of the small rectangles, stamp “Let It Snow” in Potting Soil Ink toward the bottom right corner.
6. Die cut ‘Brrrrrrr’ from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
7. Blend Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the die cut as shown above.
8. Die cut three large White Soft Finish Cardstock snowflake borders using the Holiday Garlands 2 die. Cut one snowflake off of the third border.
9. Lightly blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto the snowflake borders and single snowflake.
10. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to snowflakes.
11. Die cut the Birdhouse from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
12. Blend Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the Birdhouse and Heart. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the roof and birdhouse base.
13. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the snowflake dies from the Entwined Circles and/or Brrrrr word to cut out eleven snowflakes.
14. Peel off the release sheet to expose the adhesive on the front of the snowflakes and sprinkle White Silk Microfine Glitter over them. Tap off excess glitter. Polish the glitter with a fingertip. Repeat for all snowflakes. (Note: White Silk Microfine Glitter is opaque. For more sparkle, substitute Warm or Cool Diamond.)
15. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to the center of the snowflakes.
Time to assemble the layout:
16. Adhere two 4″ x 6″ patterned paper pieces to the bottom right and top left corners.
17. Adhere the postcard and January cut out to the top left of the patterned paper.
18. Adhere the snow card in the bottom right of the patterned paper, leaving 1/4″ showing of the bottom patterned paper.
19. Adhere the inked but not stamped rectangle to the slightly larger patterned paper rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere the patterned paper rectangle to the top right hand corner.
20. Adhere the small inked rectangle with “Let It Snow” sentiment to the slightly larger patterned paper rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere in the bottom left corner.
21. Adhere a 1″ patterned paper border to the middle of the bottom left rectangle.
22. Adhere the photo to the slightly larger inked rectangle. Adhere the inked rectangle to the large patterned paper rectangle. Adhere the Brrrrr die cut to the top right hand side of the layered rectangles. Use foam squares to pop the layered rectangles to the middle of the layout.
23. Adhere the snowflake border across the dark blue border.
24. Use foam squares top add dimension to the birdhouse at the birdhouse to the left of the photo.
25. Add the glittered snowflakes as desired.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own Let it Snow layout.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Distress Ink – Fired Brick for the birdhouse, Tumbled Glass for the snowflakes, Vintage Photo for the birdhouse and Antique Linen for the stitched rectangles
Ranger Ink Mini Blending Tool and Replacement Foam
Archival Ink – Potting Soil
Graphic 45 – Children’s Hour: January
Happy Saturday to you! I hope this post finds you well! It’s Wanda here. As I write this post, the weather here in south central Iowa is unseasonably warm and according to the weather man it will still be this way when the post goes live. I’m thankful that winter is holding off, although if it was as fun and cute as this card I wouldn’t mind it a bit. The A Way With Words Brrrrrrr die is so much fun for cards and it would be fabulous to use on wintery scrapbook pages. I also love that an extra snowflake is included in the die set!
Hello!! It’s Wanda here. I love the colors of Fall and the not so hot days. It’s a beautiful time of the year. Today’s card celebrates Autumn, its wonderful colors, and friendship.
Happy July, everyone. I’m back with a card that celebrates one of my favorite plants – the hydrangea bush. We planted our own two decades ago. It has survived Washington heat waves, summers with too much rain or two little and my not-so-expert annual pruning. The soil seems to be just right, enough of whatever minerals turn the flowers blue/purple with a tinge of pink, colors that are surprisingly easy to capture with markers or colored pencils.
Here’s to hydrangeas – on cards and in the garden!
- Put the black outline peel-offs onto white cardstock. Color with markers or pencils of choice. I used Winsor & Newton ProMarkers in Lilac, Orchid, Amethyst, Pastel Blue, and Baby Pink for the florets; Sunflower for center of each floret; Green, Forest Green, and a tiny touch of Marine blended into the leaves.
- Fussy-cut around all three hydrangea heads as well as the individual leaves and 23 small florets. Set pieces aside.
- Prepare a 6.25” x 5.25” True Green Soft Finish Cardstock top-fold card base. Add two pieces of patterned paper to the card front leaving a quarter-inch border on all sides and overlapping the pieces toward the center (torn edge of one piece remaining visible).
Be selective and intentional when deciding which parts of the patterned paper you’re using. I began with 12 x 12 sheets from BoBunny called Soiree ‘Tranquil’ (left side of card front) and Beautiful Dreamer ‘Reverie’ (right side). Note that I chose the part of the Reverie sheet that includes what appear to be overlapping photos and a note with the words ‘Don’t Forget’ held by a paperclip. And I picked part of the Tranquil sheet that includes text at the left corner and polka dots toward the right.
- Back pieces of Purple Iridescent and Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and True Green Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die cut a 5” long Dotted Scallop Oval and a pair of Bead Strings 2 pieces (straight strips) from Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Die cut the word Summer twice – once from Yellow Shimmer Sheetz and once from True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.
*Reminder: You MUST use a metal adaptor plate or the Sizzix Big Shot with Precision Base Plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. The cutting side of the die must face the metal plate with Shimmer Sheetz in between, and these go inside your machine’s usual cutting ‘sandwich’. Review Els van de Burgt’s video tutorial if you are new to this technique.
- Assemble the card front in this order:
Bead Strings 2 (one strip across the top and one across the bottom)
The word Summer (yellow offset over green to provide a drop shadow)
Hydrangea heads and leaves (trim at the top edge)
Small individual florets (pop each one on a tiny piece of foam tape)
- Another option: Instead of outline peel-offs, make beautiful realistic dimensional hydrangeas using the Susan’s Garden Hydrangea die set by Susan Tierney-Cockburn!
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Els van de Burgt Studio ‘Dotted Scallop Ovals’ die set
A Way With Words collection ‘4 Seasons’ die set (‘Summer’)
Winsor & Newton ProMarkers (colors listed in step 1)
ColorMates Smooth & Silky Cardstock 90lb in White (WorldWin Papers)
Die cutting machine (Sizzix Big Shot with Precision Base Plate)
BoBunny 12 x 12 Beautiful Dreamer ‘Reverie’ and Soiree ‘Tranquil’
Good morning everyone, it’s Joset here. Last week I created a card using the Strawberry die set in combination with the Accordion Fancy Label and Fancy Frame Edges. Instead of an interactive card I decided to use the Accordion Fancy Label die to create a flat 5″ square card with a pretty border. Today’s card is slightly different but it does use the same dies. Let me show you how I created the card.