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Planting Happy Thoughts With The Fuchsia!

April 13, 2019

Good morning –– Kathy here from the ECraft Design Team! Today I’d like to showcase another of Susan’s releases –– the Fuchsia. I created this on a 6”x 6” card with a 51/2”x 51/2” top layer, with a thin gold foil border behind it.

The Fuchsia is a very interesting and beautiful hanging flower, coming in bold colors, or all soft shades. 

They are planted in the Garden Notes ‘Potted’, using Seth Apter’s Chunky Rust embossing powder. (I cut the pot down a bit to better fit on this card). They’re hanging over a window, the Garden Patch. 

I knotted 3 pieces of twine and put them through 3 small holes I punched in the pot and secured them behind the 1st layer to make a ‘hanging’ pot. 

The words are from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’

Don’t forget the Ladybug!

I know you’ll love to add these lovely flowers to your collection! Susan gives wonderful tutorials on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page on how to sculpt her flowers –– check her out!

All the products I’ve used are listed below. To purchase any of them, click on the picture(s) and you’ll be directed to Elizabeth Craft Designs where you can complete your order.

See you soon,

Kathy Sabarese 

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Just Bee-Cause

April 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet card to share with you using the Honey Bear Stamp and die set from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to make your own card… Just Bee-Cause. 🙂

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 – Stamp Honey Bear images on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Amalgam Ink. Color images using alcohol markers. Diecut images with matching dies.

Step 3 – Diecut Garden Notes – Frame It – Stitched Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock, then 1 die smaller using Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the branch and bear image slightly under the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. Adhere the panels to the card front Dark Chocolate first and then White using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the bees and butterfly.

Step 4 – Stamp Bee Sentiment Clear Stamp to the card front.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Just Bee-Cause!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Tri-Blend Markers

Amalgam Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Stamping Videos

March Planner Inspiration From The Design Team

March 26, 2019

Today, we’re sharing some planner inspiration from our incredible Design Team. With the new Planner Essentials release out, there are even more ways to customize your planner!

Take a look at the beautiful projects below –– maybe you’ll find some ideas to recreate in your own planner!

1. Femke Kokke

2. Charlene Van Der Vorst

3. Martine Rijnbeek

4. Anita Izendoorn

5. Esther Glas, Designer

Do you want to make some quick divider pages for your journal?
You might like this quick tip from Designer, Esther Glas
Laminate your leftover design paper, old book pages, etc. and use them as monthly dividers in you Essentials Planner/Journal.


We are in love with the new Planner Essentials release. See what Els loves about the new release in the video below!

Planner Essentials Stamping

Creating Spring Tags For Gift-Giving

March 25, 2019

Hi everyone!

It’s Sara here today. I have a new project for you to celebrate Spring. These tags are made from a recycled paper and die cut with Planner Essential 2 –– they are perfect for all of your Spring giving!

These are the steps to make them:

  • Distress the tags a little bit (as you like it –– this is not necessary)
  • Stamp the flowers from Color My Flowers stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercolor them (I’ve used a no-line technique but you can do as you prefer)
  • Once you have all colored, die cut them all and add a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center
  • Stamp your sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set
  • Die cut the leaves from a piece of vellum using the Leafy Branch 3 die
  • Add all your pieces with glue and mounting tape to create dimension and interest
  • Finish your tags with a piece of rope or ribbon

Hope you like it!

Sara

A Way With Words Designer Challenge Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Stamping Susan's Garden Club

14 Projects For The First Day Of Spring

March 20, 2019

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!

1.

Tanja Kabel. This simple card is so adorable and is sure to bring happiness to it’s recipient! Click here to see Tanja’s tutorial!

2.

Luciana Telesca is a paper flower ARTIST! This is perfect to hang in any craft room! Check out more of her work here.

3.

We told you Luciana was an artist! Every project is done with such care. See more here.

4.

Glitter and Cosmos will make any project POP for Spring!

5.

Talk about planner inspiration! Charlene Van Der Vorst takes creative journaling to another level. See more from Charlene here.

6.

Diana Nguyen joins us on the blog today to share her lovely card, using some beautiful A Way With Words die sets!

7.

Samantha Klaebe shows us how to put a smile on anyone’s face with this bright card! See her tutorial here.

8.

EK Gorman gives us an out-of-the-box idea for her project –– and what a beauty it is! Watch her video tutorial for this project here!

9.

Laura Gilhuly created this fun scrapbook layout to showcase her family’s adventure! Love the patterned flowers!

10.

These colors scream SPRING to us, what about you? Karen Ostergard has definitely embraced Spring with this colorful card!

11.

Using extra craft supplies is the best, right? With this extra embroidery hoop, we created this cute Spring wreath with the new Ranunculus die set.

12.

Yogi Grunwald joins us today, sharing this beautiful Spring Easel Flower Vase Card!

13.

Suzanne Cannon wows us again with this beautiful project! Using dies from her collection, this delicate design is perfect for any Spring project!!

14.

There are a few bookworms here at the office and, therefore, never enough bookmarks! The Love, Life Tag is perfect for making a bright, Spring one!

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!

Happy Crafting!

Krista Schneider Planner Essentials Stamping

Using Stamps On Your Planner!

March 18, 2019

Hi everyone!

It’s Sara here today and I would like to show you how I use the Krista circle background and birds and branches background stamps in my ECD planner!

This page is as simple as you can see: first step is to create you background with Distress Ink and water.

Then you move on to the flowers, stamping all your elements on a piece of watercolor paper with dark brown ink.

Watercolor all the images and fussy cut them all with the fine point scissors, place all your pieces on the page and trace a line with a pencil where you shold make your stitched lines to create the stems.

Sew with a sewing machine or embroidery and add the flowers and the leaves with glue or mounting tape to create that dimention you see in the pictures.

Hope you like it!

Sara

A Way With Words Peel-Off Stickers Silk Microfine Glitter Stamping

Recreate This Bright Card For Someone Sweet!

March 17, 2019

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.

Hugs, Wanda

Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

How To Make This Love-Themed Present Set

February 26, 2019

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again. I am very honored to be able to continue as a guest blogger here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog bi-monthly this year. As my very first project for this year, I´d like to share a fun love-themed present set with you.

Here is what the finished project looks like:

Here is what I did:

Step 1: Die cut the light purple polka dot paper with the present box with the Pillow Box with Handle die. Also adhere the same paper as a background piece to a white card base.
Step 2: Die cut the jar, the hearts, the tag and the straw from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Summer Drink die cut die set.
Step 3: Now die cut the flamingos also from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Flamingos die cut die set.
Step 4: Die cut a blue background piece from the Fly & Scrap paper collection papers with the Stitched Rectangles die.
Step 5: Using Distress Inks color the flamingos, the jar, the hearts and the straw. I used mainly various pink tones and an ink blending tool for this step. Stamp a sentiment onto the jar tag.
Step 6: Build the box, then assembly the flamingos and the jar together and adhere on place.
Step 7: Decorate with a matching colored ribbon.

I´ve also recorded a process video for your to watch to give you a better idea on each an every step. Hope you enjoy it!

This is all from me for today. This type of love-themed project is perfect for so many occasions. Depending on the colours you choose, you can create something for Mother´s Day or for a Wedding or for a baby shower even!

I hope I could inspired you to play a little with your papers and dies. See you in April again!
Happy crafting,
Sanna
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Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 


Other:
Ranger Ink – Distress Inks
Black pen – Signo uni-ball
Black stamp ink
Misti stamping tool
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Purple ribbon
Ink blending tool

Krista Schneider ModaScrap Stamping

Bloom Into Spring With This No-Line Watercolor Card!

February 25, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to get ready for Spring with this no-line watercolor card. Below is the step-by-step instruction for the project.

Step 1: Die cut the main panel

  • Die cut a stitched rectangle using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies from watercolor cardstock.

Step 2: Stamping

  • Stamp the image from the Krista Schneider Garden Party set with a the light grey My Favorite Things Grout Gray Hybrid Ink.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versafine Clair Morning Mist.

Step 3: Coloring

  • Color the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush.
  • Add dots with a white gel pen.
  • Add shine and dimension to the little blue flowers with Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze.

Step 4: Assemble the card

  • Mount the watercolor panel onto a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl 6×6 paper pad before adhering it to a gray card-base.

And it’s done!

I hope this project inspired you to create your own!

Hugs,

Supply List:

Others
My Favorite Things Grout Gray Hybrid Ink
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
Derwent Inktense Pencils
watercolor brush
Nuvo Jewel Drops Sea Breeze

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