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Winter Village Easel Card | Technique Friday

July 26, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els is showing us how to make this beautiful sparkling winter village easel card using products from our newest release!

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Friday!

Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Plant Your Pumpkins Now!!!

July 25, 2019

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share with you a friendly game that one of Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page members, Joseph Nguyen and I have been playing. We will be chatting and creating, and somehow it turns into a personal best challenge. So we’ve started creating crafting challenges, and this last challenge was to use pumpkins in our creation. This is my contribution –– “challenge accepted!” (its all in fun 😊)

I thought that I would share how I created my answer to his challenge with you. Enjoy!

I first started with the pumpkin die from Susan’s Garden. What a beautiful fall vessel to put flowers in. I used distress oxide inks to color the pumpkin. I used a fine brush to brush and blend the three colors onto the pumpkin.

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I choose flowers that have fall blooms, I used Forsythia, Helenium and Wheat.

I’ll show how I created the wheat using distress oxide ink and the fabulous soft finish card stock. I love this paper! (Not much shaping required to create the wheat.)

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After I made the Wheat, I die cut the Forsythia branch twice, giving me 4 branches total, but I only make three and use the extra flower petals to fill in. I colored using these Copic colors. I love how easy these are to make and adds some radiant color to any paper bouquet that you are making.

The focus of this bouquet was the Helenium. I took some detailed photos of this process because the colors that are used are pictured so that you get some nice blending.

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These are the leaves of the Helenium
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These are the centers for the Helenium

I’ll share a tip with you: Color the cardstock with your marker BEFORE you die cut these and you wont have to color them individually! Saves a lot of time.

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The assembly of the Helenium

I die cut two of these and cut the “legs” with Els’ scissors, dip them into the glue then the gold pollen before assembly. Simply offset the two layers and glue together with the Kids Choice Glue.

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This really was a fun and beautiful way to wish for cooler weather to come in the Fall.

I hope you enjoy paper gardening as much as I do.

You will find all the products I used below. I hope you enjoy this post and feel free to join in anytime with our challenges on Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook.

Joyce Schmidt

Happy Crafting!

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ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Mr & Mrs Card

July 24, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a pretty wedding card perfect to give to that special couple getting married this year.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step one. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut the 4″ Dashing Rectangle out of the patterned paper piece. Die cut the 4 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle out of the kraft cardstock piece. Ink the edges of both pieces with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step two. Die cut the Lace Corner twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the Lace Corner twice out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of all four corners using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step three. Die cut the 2 3/4″ Dashing Circle out of kraft cardstock. From the Wedding Sentiments stamp set, you’ll need the connected hearts stamp. Apply VersaMark Ink to the heart stamp and stamp onto the circle. Reapply ink to the stamp and stamp again until the entire circle is covered. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step four. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Mr & Mrs stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the Mr & Mrs out.

Step five. Choose another patterned paper piece out of Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut one of the hearts from the True Love die set out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the heart using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step six. Choose a third piece of patterned paper from the Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut the hearts from the Love, Life Tag out of the patterned paper three times. Ink the edges of the three hearts using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step seven. Adhere the 4″ Dashing Rectangle to the 4 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle.

Step eight. Adhere the white lace corner to the kraft lace corner, making sure a bit of the kraft lace corner is showing. Repeat the previous step for the other corner. Adhere one of the lace corners to the bottom right side of the rectangles. Adhere the other lace corner to the top left side of the rectangles.

Step nine. Foam square the dashing circle to the middle of the cardfront. Foam square the heart to the middle of the circle.

Step ten. Adhere the Mr & Mrs sentiment to the middle of the heart. Adhere the three hearts around the large heart. Cut a piece out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. 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 Mr & Mrs Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Sweet Raccoon

July 23, 2019

It’s Karen here today. I have been afraid of raccoons since I was a little girl. My family and I were camping at Big Sur, and when I went to take the garbage out at night, they jumped out at me! Ok, they were just there….but for a little girl, it was pretty scary. The brand new Raccoon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, however, isn’t scary at all.

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Here Comes Santa Claus

July 18, 2019

Hey Friends! It is EK and I am so excited to be playing with my craft supplies today. Have you see the huge holiday announcement….the new Joset’s die collection has dropped over at Elizabeth Craft Designs! This release is filled with all kinds of wonderful Christmas and Holiday dies and a sentiment stamp.

Today I am playing around with the new Sleigh and Reindeer die set to create this cute Christmas card.

Step One: Die cut the Reindeer die set from some 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Color up the die cut pieces using alcohol markers. I used my copics (E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R24, R46, and R89). I then adhered the pieces together to with some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Three: Repeat step one and two with the new Sleigh die set. I used my copic markers to color it up (R14, R17 R46, R89).

Step Four: Repeat step one and two with the gifts in the new Sleigh die set. I used my copics to color these presents up (B24, B26, B28, BV02, BV04, BV08).

Step Five: Repeat step one and two with the tree pieces from the new Sleigh die set. I colored the tree up with my copics (G09, G19, G29, R17, R46, R89, BB24, B26, B28, BV02, BV04, BV08).

Step Six: Adhered the gifts into the sleigh.

Step Seven: Trim a piece of Sky Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and fold and score at 6 inches to make a 6×6 card frame. Then die cut a piece of printed It’s Christmas Time paper with the new Stitched Indented Squares die set. Adhere the die cut piece to the card frame with some 10mm clear double sided adhesive.

Step Eight: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the sleigh, tree and reindeer to the card frame. Trim off any pieces that hang off.

Step Nine: Add some blue snowflakes from the tiny snowflake in the new Joyful Wishes sentiment stamp set.

Step Ten: Add some shading under the reindeer and sleigh with alcohol markers (I used copic markers N0, N2, N4) and stamp a sentiment from the new Joyful Wishes stamp set.

I hope you are as excited about this new release as we are. Let us know in the comments below which pieces of the release you are most excited to use. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman


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

Happy Birthday Parrot Card

July 14, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Birthday Card which features the Parrot from Joset Design’s!

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

Step One. Die cut the 3 1/4″ Stitched Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the orange polka dot patterns out of the Thinking About… Rio De Janeiro paper pack. Die cut the 3 3/4″ Stitched Square out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the Happy Birthday into two strips. Ink the edges of the words using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Party Accessories set, die cut the star glasses out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the glasses.

Step Five. From the Parrot die, die cut the body, wings, head and legs out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the entire surface of each piece using Lucky Clover Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Parrot die, die cut the tummy, tail and feathers on top of the head out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the entire surface of each piece using Twisted Citron Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Parrot die, die cut the nose and feet out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Party Accessories die, die cut the balloon out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the entire surface of each piece using Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Party Accessories die, die cut the string for the balloon out of black cardstock.

Step Nine. From the Parrot die, die cut the eyes out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour the eyes in with a black pen.

Step Ten. Adhere the 3 1/4″ Stitched Square to the 3 3/4″ Stitched Square.

Step Eleven. Adhere your parrot together.

Step Twelve. Foam square the parrot to the left side of the 3 1/4″ stitched square. Adhere the star glasses over top of the parrots eyes. Adhere the balloon together. Adhere the balloon to the parrots right wing.

Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the right of parrot.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the stars from inside the star glasses to the 3 1/4″ stitched square as desired. Die cut one more star out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the star. Adhere to the 3 1/4″ stitched square. To finish the card, cut a card base that measures 3 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, score at 3 3/4″. 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 Happy Birthday Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
A Way With Words Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Summer Means Camping And S’mores!

July 13, 2019

I’m actually not big on camping overnight –– it has always poured buckets –– but I love everything else, especially the campfire. So my card today showcases a little fire on a starry night. As you can see, you don’t need much to make a great focal point.

What’s your favorite thing about summer?
  1. Make a standing card base by folding a 4.25″ x 11 in half.
  2. Die cut a white circle approximately 3.25″ in diameter. Also cut out the fire, logs, sticks, and marshmallows from the Camping Accessories in white card stock.
  3. Die cut the A Way With Words Summer in blue card stock.
  4. To make the starry night, I sponged Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch around most of the circle, leaving the center and bottom for the yellow and brown inks. I went back and sponged Chipped Sapphire around the edges to make the sky very dark. Splatter some white or silver paint for the stars and set aside to dry.
  5. To give the Summer die cut also a nighttime feel, I used Chipped Sapphire on the top half of the die cut also. In this way, the word will perfectly match the focal piece.
This is what my background looked like before I splattered with silver pearl Finetec paint.

6. I used my Copics to color the logs, marshmallows, twigs and fire. To insert the stick through the marshmallow, use an Xacto knife to cut a tiny slit into the top of the marshmallow.

7. Arrange and glue all the die cuts as shown in the card.

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I hope you’ve been inspired to take part of a set and focus on your favorite pieces to make a card. I love this one as it’s perfect for a masculine card and the focal point can easily be changed to anything else in the Camping accessories set.

Diana

Other products used:

Distress Inks and Copics

Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Step-By-Step: July Title Page

July 11, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a title page for inside my planner to mark the start of July.

To create my title page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials collection and ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step one. From the Planner Essentials – 1 die set, die cut the page out of a piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step two. From the Planner Essentials – 5 die set, die cut a set of the reinforcements twice out of another piece of coordinating patterned paper. Ink the edges of the reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step three. Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials – 2 die set out of a third piece of coordinating patterned paper. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step four. Die cut the 2 3/4″ Dashing Circle out of the backside of one of the coordinating patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step five. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 5 die set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step six. From the Planner Elements die set, die cut three stitched hexagons from one of the patterned papers. Die cut four stitched hexagons from one of the other patterned papers. Ink the edges of the hexagons using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step seven. Die cut the circle wreath from the Planner Pocket – 2 die set twice out of the two patterned papers you used for the stitched hexagons.

Step eight. From the Planner Months die set, die cut the July word out of one of the patterned papers used for the circle wreaths. Die cut the July word a second time out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step nine. Adhere six of the reinforcements to the left hand page. This completes your left hand page of the spread.

Step ten. Adhere the other six reinforcements to the right hand side page.

Step eleven. Adhere the stitched hexagons as desired on the tag. Trim off any hexagons that are hanging over the tag. Ink the edges of the hexagons if needed using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Foam square the tag to the middle of the right hand page.

Step twelve. Foam square the dashing circle to the middle of the tag. Adhere the two circle wreaths overtop of the dashing circle, making sure the wreaths are both showing.

Step thirteen. Adhere the patterned paper ‘July’ slightly overtop of the ‘July’ White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the July word to the middle of the dashing circle. This finishes the right hand page of your planner spread.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my July Title Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Lost in Paradise – Utopian Fields, Lush Labyrinth and Welcome to the Jungle
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