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Merry Christmas Gift Tag

October 21, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.

To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials collection and Joset Designs. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die and die cut it out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the script stamp from the Background Stamps 2 and stamp randomly seven times on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the fraction stamp from the Background Stamps 1 and stamp randomly seven times on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut two wreaths from the Planner Pocket – 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three. From the Planner Essentials – 13 die, die cut the deer out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the entire surface of the deer.

Step Four. Choose a label from the Planner Labels die and then die cut it out of kraft cardstock. Apply Fired Brick Distress Ink to the Merry Christmas stamp from the Joyful Wishes stamp set and stamp onto the label. Ink the edges of the label using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Adhere one of the wreaths to the middle of the tag. Adhere the other wreath over top of the previous adhered wreath, making sure the circles don’t line up.

Step Six. Foam square the deer to the middle of the wreath.

Step Seven. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Merry Christmas label to the right of the deer.

Step Eight. Tie a piece of twine to the top of the tag. To finish the label, use the Craft Drops – Metallic Silver to add two drops in the top left corner and three drops in the bottom right side of the label.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Christmas Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Magenta Nuance: Red and Olive
  • Misc: Twine, Mister and Kraft Cardstock
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8 Thanksgiving Projects You’ll Be Thankful For

October 20, 2019

Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday season? Sure, there’s the stress of cooking, and gift-giving… but that also means that there are more opportunities to craft! (And we couldn’t be more excited!)

With the help of our amazing Design Team, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving projects you’ll definitely want to make this year. Take a look below, and be sure to tell us in the comments which one you’ll be making!

EK Gorman

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for all my family and friends that I get to share Thanksgiving with this year.

Karen Ostergard

What I’m thankful for: my family

These pages are all ready to go for my Thanksgiving pictures!

Tanja Kabel

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for the love and support of my family.

Katelyn Grosart

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for having a supportive Fiance who supports through everything, even if my ideas and choices are a bit crazy.

Suzanne Cannon

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for all the little things in life that are sometimes overlooked.

Laura Gilhuly

What I’m thankful for: The aspect of my life that I am most thankful for is my family.

We are a really close family and we help each other through good and bad.  We had a rough year with Jon’s health and every day I am thankful for him to be here and our boys that showed their loving and caring and strong demeanor that helped us both. I am thankful for the laughter we share, the lessons we have learned, the moments we have and the life we have built together.

Diana Nguyen

What I’m thankful for:  I am thankful to be part of such a wonderful team of crafters!

Sandy Diller

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for family and friends.

If you would like to see how this was made, please come back to the ECD Blog on Thursday October 24 for a complete tutorial and more photos!

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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Sneak Peek: Flourished Deer!

October 19, 2019

I’m thrilled to introduce you to some of the brand new dies coming VERY soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs! 

Meet the Flourished Deer – large enough to be a feature design on a card and yet leave room for lots of other embellishments if you wish.  The Flourished Deer comes with a collar, a bell, an eye and a Rudolph nose should you wish to use it!  It’s so versatile!

The flourished snowflake is part of a new set of Flourished Christmas Minis which are perfect on their own and also fit beautifully inside the Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament.  They’re great for combining with stamps, too.  (We have a new set of those as well!)

This is how you make this card….

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Rainbow Flower Card

October 10, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and I would like to show you how to create this rainbow flower card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • stamp the flower from the Field of Flowers set with Memento Espresso Truffle – I stamp on the non-textured side, if I want to color with Alcohol Markers and Pencils

Step 2: Coloring and Adding Texture

  • color the flower with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cover the buds with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for shine and dimension
  • stamp some numbers from the Background Stamps 2 set with Archival Ink Watering Can
  • add some splatters with watered-down black acrylic paint

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a black panel underneath the flower panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

Have fun creating.

Hugs,

Other
Memento Espresso Truffle
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
white gel pen
black cardstock
Archival Ink Watering Can
black acrylic paint

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Christmas Garden Card

October 9, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a super fun card to share with you using Christmas Garden stamp set to create and background and accents. 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)

Step 2 – Trim Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp Christmas Garden image using ink of your choice randomly covering the entire panel. See photo below.

Step 4 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the background created from Step 3. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Christmas Garden image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink two times. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the images using any alcohol markers of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Fussy cut the images and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Joyful Wishes using Versamark Ink on Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Diagonal Stitched Fishtail and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere red jewels randomly using Kid’s Choice Glue.

This card was so much fun using one stamp set and makes a wonderful holiday card. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

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Clean And Simple Die Cut Cards With DIY Foam Stamps

October 7, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today with another guest design team project share. This post started off with a simple question: have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?

I found the question very interesting, so I gave it a try and these cards are a result of that experiment.

Here is what I did:
1. Take your die cut die DIY foam stamps and apply three colours of Distress Ink and for the second set use Distress Oxide inks onto the foam stamp.
2. Spray water mist onto the inked stamp to create a “faux watercolour look”.
3. Now die cut the stamped images using the same die cut dies you used originally to create the DIY stamps. This is a little bit tricky, as you need to figure out where to place the die cut die THRU the paper. Preferably, place the image againts a window/light box, for easier placement.
4. You can either adhere the images onto the card base with a glue pen OR attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto the stamped paper BEFORE die cutting. This makes adhering much easier.
5. Adhere onto card bases and then stamp sentiments on black cardstock with embossing ink and using white embossing powder heat set with a heat gun.
6. Attach to the card base with 3D foam pad, add faux stitching around the edges of the card with a gel pen. If you want to, apply black ink splatters for decoration.

Here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch showing the complete process:

There are, of course, easier ways to create these images:
a) die cut the image from white cardstock and then ink the die cut image with stamp inks; OR
b) ink a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it.

This technique I share today, shows another way of incorporating your with die cut dies created DIY stamps into cardmaking. You need a little bit of patience, but in the end you get a really nice artsy looking images!

Wishing you happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Other:
Distress Inks and Distress Oxided by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Signo uni-ball white pen
Glue pen – wide
Black spray ink
Kraft cardstock
Black cardstock
White embossing powder
3D foam pads
Sizzix Big Shot A4
VersaMark stamp ink
Anti static pad

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Technique Friday | Watercolored Feather Card

October 4, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

This week, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful Watercolored Feather Card with stamps from Charlene’s new collection.

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

Let us know if you’ve created this project!

Happy Crafting!

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Everyday Life Planner

October 2, 2019

Good morning Crafters, today it is Luciana here, with a new planner spread. I love using the planning system to keep memories and picture and little pieces of my everyday life.

Step 1. create a background page. Use some watercolor as base, and the stamps from the set Pure Spring and the set Patterns 2. Create a texture on the page using the die from the set Planner Patterns and some stripes of washi tapes. Add the hole reinforcers from the set Planner Essentials – 7.

Step 2. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the 3 labels from the set Retro Labels, then the sentiments “hello everyday life” from the set Retro Labels Sayings and “for the record” from the set Family. In the empty label I added the name of the baby.

Step 3. Add some embellishments.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock:
2 set of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern
2 set of Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
2 set of labels from the set Planner Essentials – 11

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy planning!
Luciana

Other:
Watercolors
Distress ink pad
Archival ink pad black
Washi tape
photo corners
Nuvo Drops black

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Autumn Tag Duo

September 25, 2019

Hi there! It’s Tanja here again, showing you how to create this simple Autumn tag duo step-by-step:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out two tags from watercolor cardstock using the smaller of the tag dies from the Planner Essentials 2 die set

Step 2: Stamping

  • stamp two leaf images from the Garden Flowers stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder

Step 3: Adding Color and Texture

  • add color with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
  • splatter onto both tags with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs and Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze
  • stamp on some texture using the script stamp from the Background Stamps 2 set and Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs
  • ink up the edges of both tags with that same Distress Oxide Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • dye two pieces of torn seam binding with Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs and Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze and run them through the holes of the tags together with two strands of golden thread
  • add sentiments using stickers

Have fun creating these!

Hugs,

Other
Versamark
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs
Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze
Mini Ink Blending Tool
seam binding
golden thread
sentiment stickers

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