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15 Projects Full Of Summer Fun!

August 12, 2019

Beach days, sun rays and pool part–ays!

Summers are packed full of fun times, and so many opportunities for fun crafts! We hope your enjoying some fun in the sun, and some summer crafting too! 🙂

With the help of the Elizabeth Craft Design Team, we’ve put together 15 projects that are full of summer fun!

Tanja Kabel

Laura Gilhuly

Samantha Klaebe

Martine Rijnbeek

Yogi Grunwald

Els van de Burgt

Katelyn Grosart

Charlene van der Vorst

Suzanne Cannon

EK Gorman

Joset van de Burgt

Karen Ostergard

Diana Hua

From all of us at Elizabeth Craft Designs… Happy Summer! See all products used in these projects below!

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Fun “Cute Food” Clear Stamp Card Ideas

August 11, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today for my August guest blog post. Today I’d like to share some fun “cute food” clear stamp card ideas with you. I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occasion!!

But first let me share the steps with you:

Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.

Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching “Cute Food” die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn’t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.

Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.

Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.

Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.

For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.

Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.

I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:

I hope you enjoyed my August tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set yourself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project in November – see you then!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

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Other:
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron – Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool
Archival Ink Jet Black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
VersaMark watermark stamp pad – Tsukineko
Nuvo Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Crystal Glaze – Tonis Studios
Water tank brush
Nuvo Glue Pen – Tonic Studios
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Inc.
Acrylic block for stamping
Tim Holtz presicion scissors
Googly eyes
Big Shot – Sizzix


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16 Of Our Favorite Projects This Year

August 1, 2019

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.

Welcome Spring

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.

Watercolored Tags

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.

Summer Fun

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.

Glittered Snowflake

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?

Happy Crafting!

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A Masculine Distressed Layout

July 31, 2019

Good morning!
I am a proud mom of two boys and therefor have created many masculine layouts.
There are so many awesome die from Elizabeth Craft including the new planner essentials dies and stamps that are perfect when creating those manly layouts!

To create this layout:

Step 1: after choosing your main sheet ink the outside edge then cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso and allow to dry or use your heat gun to dry. *covering both sides helps to cut down on warping that you may get when you use mixed media products.

Step 2: taking your planner essentials patterns 2 stamp, stamp the flowery looking stamp with brown ink at 1 inch from the left edge of the paper. then towards the top at about 5 inches from the left, then slightly higher at 6 inches, then closer to the bottom at 9 inches and again at 10 inches lower than the one at 9 inches. Allow to dry or set with your heat gun.

Step 3: taking a coordinating color of mist, use a paint brush to highlight these stamped images.

Step 4: mix another coordinating color of powder colorant (i.e. magicals) with embossing paste and using a palette knife apply beside and an top of stamped images and set with heat gun.

Step 5: die cut each of the following using coordinating papers:

Ink the edges of all the die cuts.

Step 6: assemble as shown.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura

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Christmas in July–– 15 Holiday Projects to Make This Year!

July 29, 2019

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!

Enjoy!

Karen Ostergard

Favorite holiday song: Silent Night

Samantha Klaebe

Favorite holiday song: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Diana Nguyen

Favorite holiday song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Katelyn Grosart

Favorite holiday song: Home for the Holidays

My From our home to yours card features dies from Joset’s new collection as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope that I’ve inspired you to recreate my card at home.

Tanja Kabel

Favorite holiday song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

EK Gorman

Favorite holiday song: A White Christmas (…even though I have never had one. Still hope however!)

Yogi Grunwald

Favorite holiday song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Kelly Booth

Favorite holiday song: White Christmas

Suzanne Cannon

Favorite holiday song: Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel)… but only if I can sing all the parts!!  I especially like it when everyone stands!!!!! 

Laura Gilhuly

Favorite holiday song: Silent Night… especially when our oldest plays it on the guitar for me!

Sandy Diller

Favorite holiday song: Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Even though the holiday season is still a ways off, we hope this gave you some inspiration to start your holiday projects!

Happy crafting!

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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Have A Magical Day Card

July 10, 2019

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card features the super adorable Parrot Die from Joset Designs. I used Alcohol Markers to color him to add shading and dimension. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame-It Stitched Rectangles and Dashing Rectangles using Patterned Paper to create a Pop-Up Frame. Trim Solid Patterned Paper a little larger than the diecut Frame created (about 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″). Adhere the trimmed Patterned Paper to the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the Frame using Foam Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Parrot using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in each piece using Alcohol Markers. I used Tri-Blends. (or you can diecut using colored cardstock) Assemble the parrot using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment (I used Have A Magical Day) using Versamark Ink on the same Patterned Paper that I used for inside my frame. Sprinkle some Black Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners using the sentiment created. After you pass it in the die take out the diecut and turn it around and diecut again. This will create a fishtail on both ends. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere clear gems randomly to the front of card.

This card can be used for lots of occasions by changing the patterned paper, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Have a wonderful day and see you again soon.

Tina

Products Used:

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Using A Background Stamp As A Focal Piece

June 27, 2019

Hi everyone!

Today is a bittersweet day: this will be my last post for ECD blog and I’m a little bit sad about that. I’m happy because it means moving forward to new adventures, but also sad because I love this big family and all the people that you can not see but they work behind the scenes.

For today’s post I chose one of the first stamp that I’ve ever receive, but still one of my favourite: the circles background. 

All you have to do is: stamp it with clear sticky ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Watercolor all the panel with a wet on wet tecnique and the colors you prefer. Fussy cut the circles and arrange them to make an abstract flower bouquet. 

Die cut the Leafy Branch 4 from ModaScrap and watercolor it, add some black ink splatters to the background, arrange all the pieces and glue them creating layers.

If you like, add some sequins.

I would like to thank you all for being so kind and creative, hope you like this last post.

Bye bye!

Sara

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How To Create Cards With Planner Essentials Stamps

June 19, 2019

Hello everyone! It’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my June Guest Design Team project(s) with you.

I don’t do planners that much, but I still really like the Planner Essentials clear stamp sets that Esther Glas designed. So when I first saw them, I knew I wanted to use them for another purpose: cardmaking! They, by the way, would also work great on art journals, ATCs and tags even.

Here is what I did:
Step 1:
Take a sheet of white Soft Finish Cardstock and the Patterns 1 Planner Essentials stamp set and stamp a grid with an embossing ink onto the paper. Then pour white embossing powder over the stamped area, dabb any residue off and heat set with a heat tool.
Step 2: Repeat the previous step and now use one of the flower images in the same stamp set.

Step 3: Color the grid piece with a green Distress Ink and an ink blending tool and then color the flowers using a water tank brush and pink, orange and yellow Distress Ink tones. After you are done coloring the flowers, apply blue Distress Ink onto the working surface and color the background around the flowers blue.
Step 4: Cut the pieces into a right size with a paper trimmer.
Step 5: Fussy cut the flower piece along the right side edge with scissors.
Step 6: Adhere both pieces onto a white appr. 6×6 inch sized white card base with Kids Choice glue.

Step 7: Add a ribbon to the card and ink a strip of white cardstock with a green Distress Ink, then stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the strip using the Remember Planner Essentials stamp set.
Step 8: Fussy cut the banner OR use the Stiched Fishtail Banner die to die cut it and adhere the banner in place. Recorate with roses and liquid drops.

For my second card I used the same stamp sets with these steps:
Step 1:
Use the residue ink from the blue background card on your working surface and dabb a piece of white cardstock into it until you have grabbed all color from the surface.
Step 2: Take the Patterns 1 Planner Essentials stamp set – the number stamp – and start stamping the image repeatedly onto the background with the same Distress Ink tone.

Step 3: Use an ink blending tool and apply the same Distress Ink tone onto a strip of white cardstock. Now use the Remember stamp set to stamp a sentiment with black stamp ink onto the strip.
Step 4: Adhere the pieces together and cut any residue parts off with scissors. Then adhere this piece onto a appr. 6×6 inch sized white card base.

Step 5: Take the border stamp from the same stamp set and using black stamp ink stamp the image repeatedly on both sides of the free white area on the card.
Step 6: Decorate with puffy stickers or buttons and add a few liquid drops for additional decor.

Of course I also recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea on how I did each and every step!

I hope you like my card ideas and get inspired to try something similar out yourself!! See you all in August with another tutorial post.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:

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Other:
Nuvo Vintage Drops – Postbox Red, Bonnie Blue
Paper trimmer – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Water Tank Brush
Scissors
Acrylic block
Distress Inks – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Ink blending tool
Kraft mat
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Archival Ink – Jet Black
Water spray bottle
Puffy Stickers – Heidi Swapp
Ribbon


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