It’s Karen here today, sharing a couple cards I made for Easter! Easter is April 21 this year, so there’s still plenty of time to get a few craft projects done.
Happy Spring! Even though it may not look or feel like Spring just yet in some parts… *ahem* Colorado… today, does in fact, mark the end of winter.
With the help of our amazingly creative design team, we’ve put together 14 projects with a little flower power that are sure to help you welcome Spring with open arms!
We’d love to see your projects! Use the hashtag #ECraftDesigns to show off your flower power projects.
We hope you found some inspiration among these projects! We can’t wait to see your Spring projects!
Hello! It’s Wanda today, sharing a bright, fun card that is perfect to give someone who has brightened your day in some way.
Check out my tutorial below for this sweet card below:
On a piece of 5″ x 7″ white Yupo paper, I worked up my background using Alcohol Ink (Ranger) and canned air. Put a drop of ink on your Yupo….
… and then use the canned air to move the ink. For this piece I was trying to blow straight down in the center of each drop of ink. Tip: If the ink doesn’t move how you want, just add another drop and blow again.
I continued this step until I was happy with my piece.
Then, I die cut Sweet (A Way With Words, Sweet Smiles Set) from adhesive-backed craft foam, placing the die on the adhesive side.
I cut a piece of hard plastic packaging, large enough to adhere the word to. Then I removed the adhesive liner from the foam and stuck the word to the plastic.
My initial plan was to use Alcohol Lift Ink and my “foam stamp” to lift and then stamp the word Sweet on my card; however, my Alcohol Lift Ink is hiding from me.
Plan B – I used Archival Ink in a light color to remove color from my alcohol ink background. I stamped Sweet with the Archival Ink, blotted where I stamped with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and then rubbed/buffed the area to bring out the lift. I repeated this all the way down my paper.
I decided to trim 1/8″ off the right side and top of my paper so that I could attach this to a 5″ x 7″ folded card base. These strips can be used on other projects, or on the inside of the card to give it a little extra pizzazz.
I added an edge around my panel using Gold Paint and Light Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Working one edge of the panel at a time so the paint wouldn’t start to dry, I sponged on the paint and then added the glitter. The glitter sticks perfectly to the wet paint. Once the paint is dry you can remove the excess glitter.
You Are (A Way With Words, You Are Perfect Set) and Sweet were die cut from both white and yellow cardstock. They were layered together, white on the bottom and yellow on the top, offsetting each just a little bit.
Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive to White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die Cut the detailed butterfly (A Way With Words, Butterfly Flourish Set), placing the die against the adhesive side.
Remove the adhesive from the die cut and add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the butterfly. Remove excess glitter and burnish with your fingertip.
Add fiber to the left side of the background panel, and then adhere panel to folded card. Attach die cuts as shown. The butterfly was glued on by just the body area so the wings can pop up, adding an extra 3D element.
Glitter Dot Stickers (Silver/Gold) were added to the butterfly body as well.
I hope you like today’s card!!!! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
February!…the month of love and romance! Hello. It’s Samantha sharing my You Complete Me card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Puzzle Heart die and Love Sentiments Stamp set. February happens to be my Wedding Anniversary month – so for me, it’s a doubly romantic time of year and a wonderful excuse (not that I need one) to create cards for the heart.
Step 1: Die cut the two piece Puzzle Heart die using pattern paper and corrugated card stock.
Step 2: Adhere the detailed puzzle pieces to the corrugated heart.
Step 3: Stamp the sentiment on Kraft card measuring 7 cm x 2 cm.
Step 4: Adhere the heart and sentiment to a 10.5 cm x 15.5 cm Kraft card front.
Step 5: (Optional) Add a detailed machine stitched border (using a combination of straight lines and zigzags).
Step 6: Using scissor, cut any left over pattern paper and corrugated card into small uneven strips and adhere these as shown to your card front.
Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock (measurement 3cm x 3cm).
Step 8: Die cut one heart puzzle piece.
Step 9: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 10: Use foam tape to adhere this puzzle piece to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to a A6 card base.
How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? I hope you liked today’s card tutorial – give it a try and create something beautiful for that special someone in your life.
Tape Runner/GlueDot/Foam Tape
Kraft Card/White Card/Corrugated Card
Black Dye Ink
Valentine’s Day is coming and we’re here to give you some quick ideas for cards, gifts and decor! So, along with our Design Team, we’ve gathered 15 Valentine’s Day projects you can create today!
Samantha Klaebe created this LOVEly Valentine’s Day Card using hearts from the Love Struck die set and Joset’s new Tree die set!
Valentine’s Day is only 12 days away it’s time to start thinking about creating some Valentine’s Day decor! Katelyn Grosart created this cute Happy Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging, perfect to add to any spot in your home.
Hanging garland is a simple way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, or any holiday!
What’s Valentine’s Day without roses? You can create bouquets of paper flowers, or just one single flower, for your loved one!
Want to set out a few decorations for Valentine’s Day? The ECD Team made this simple watercolored heart and framed it for an easy decor piece!
… Or recreate this beautiful love bird scene made by EK Gorman!
Create this framed piece for the happy couple, or make it for yourself and hang it in your home!
This adorable (and simple) card, created by Diana Nguyen, is perfect for anyone on Valentine’s Day!
Did you know that our dies can cut felt? This felt-stuffed heart is such a cute idea for any holiday!
Sara Torzullo made this adorable ‘I love you’ card with a peek-a-boo heart!
This card, created by Karen Ostergard, is a perfect way to tell someone you FLAMINGO together –– such a fun Valentine’s Day card!
Suzanne Cannon shows us that even simple Valentine’s Day cards can still be elegant!
And lastly, a card for those who like to doodle. Here’s a cute idea for 3D balloons using the Fitted Hearts die set!
Are you going to recreate any of these projects?
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Sandy Diller here! I hope your new year is going well. It is always refreshing to think that we have a chance to start over and that’s what it’s all about with my project today. I have started collecting my Planner Essentials and decided to try something a little different using them. I made a 2019 calendar using the Planner Essentials as my starting point and went from there with products from my Elizabeth Craft Designs stash. I hope you enjoy what I’ve done.
Instead of using the planner itself I began by making my covers using a lightweight chipboard and then covering it with some awesome paper from ModaScrap. I adhered the paper using Clear Double sided adhesive. Using one of the planner pages dies as a template – I made the holes at the top to correspond with all the pages inside. The entire thing is held together by 6 rings.
Because chipboard was used for the covers – it stands up by itself and can be flipped from month to month.
I have linked all the products at the end so you can take a closer look.
This project was so much fun to make and I loved giving it away because I know the recipient will be enjoying it all year long.
It’s Sara here today, and I have a new winter project for you. I like the Christmas tree and I like to add some new decorations to it every year!
For this reason I’ve decided to start with some paper ornaments that will be perfect on my tree, but I think they could also be perfect to send as tags or to decorate your Christmas packages.
This project is so simple, all you have to do is have fun creating your own ornaments!
There’s something about sparkling white glitter on red card that I love!
Hello! Samantha sharing this winter blessings Christmas card using the new Snowflake die and Classic Christmas sentiments stamp. Last month I shared a card (here) using the same die. Though they’re both red Christmas-themed cards they are very different, showing the versatility of the snowflake die.