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Panda Surprise

November 21, 2019

EK here! I am just loving the new Asian inspired release from Joset. It has been so much fun creating a different style with these fun dies and stamps and today, I have one more card to share with you today.

Step One: Die cut all the pieces from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock using the new Symbol Background die and Panda Bear die. Trim a piece of Rust Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.75×5.75 inches.

Step Two: Color the Panda die cut pieces with alcohol markers.

Step Three: Assemble the panda using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut a circle from the center of the rust cardstock using the Frame It/Stitched Circle die set.

Step Five: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches, score and fold to create a 6×6 inch card frame. Adhere the rust cardstock to the card frame using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Adhere the panda into the open circle.

Step Seven: Adhere the Symbol Background die cut onto the left over die cut circle.

Step Eight: Score and fold the circle at 3/4 and inch and add some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to create an interactive flap.

Step Nine: Attach the flap onto the card frame cover the panda.

This will leave you a fun flap opening to reveal the panda bear inside!

Step Ten: Add a sentiment using the Bear Hug stamp set.

I just love how simple this interactive card is to create. Thank for peeking in today, and make sure you check out the whole new line of stamps and dies from Joset.

EK

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A Floral House-Warming Gift

June 4, 2019

Good Morning! Kathy here.

This project is a bit larger than most of mine, and was done as a new house-warming gift. It’s 9”x9” and I put it in a shadow box frame with glass so the flowers would be protected. 

I used these dies: Maidenhair fern, variegated ivy, Lavender, Berry branch (which became pussy willows), Jasmine, Dahlia, dinner plate Dahlia 2, Wind in the Mist, Black-eyed Susan, Gerbera daisy, galvanized  Bucket (I found a wooden button which fit the handle, and added depth), and the Chrysanthemum. The saying is from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’

Whew….almost an entire garden in this one card!

The first thing I did was create a layout-for placement of the flowers.

The, I adhered the flowers with Kids Choice Glue on top of Modascrap Wood Effects paper.

Lastly, I placed the arrangement in a shadow box!

These are some of the ‘older’ flowers, but so much fun to make. You can make them any color you’d like for your project. Give them a try! You just might/will become an addict!

Susan always has tutorial videos on ‘The Garden Spot’ for sculpting and coloring. Go there and learn how easy it is!

Kathy Sabarese

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Challenge Accepted…And Answered! #MakeFlowersMasculine

May 26, 2019

I was chatting with Joseph Nguyen from JN Unique Designs on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page the other night and he said “it would be nice if we could make flowers masculine”.

Well Joseph, Challenge accepted!!!

Hope you all enjoy how I created this card. Check out the #MakeFlowersMasculine Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page going until June 14, 2019 –– you could win a special gift from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

I was inspired by this paper I got at my local craft store. It reminded me of artwork by Georgia O’Keeffe. I got my color pallets from this paper.

First I die cut 2 of each flower so I could have “extras” for fullness.

I used the Copic markers above and colored each piece.

I already had the milk can prepared in my stash-it pays to have things already made.

Next I shaped them on my shaping mat and cutting the yellow center pegs in half so I could get a good base for my pollen.

I assembled the flowers by offsetting the three layers. I dipped the yellow pieces in pollen and put green pollen in center for a darker effect.

Since this card is for my Dad for Father’s Day, I stamped it with the sentiment “Happy Father’s Day”.

I achieved the green background behind punch by cutting same punch in half.

This gave me a “matte” behind my sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my creation. Flowers are NOT just for Moms!

Thank you for visiting and stop by soon for other creations from us.

Happy Crafting!

Joyce Schmidt

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Sending You Blooming Fuchsias

May 20, 2019

Hi there! It’s Tanja here. The flowers are in full bloom and so I wanted to show you the step-by-step for this blooming fuchsias!

Here is the tutorial:

Step 1: Die Cut and Color the Flower Pieces

  • Die cut the flower pieces with the help of the Susan’s Garden Fuchsia die set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Color the pieces with Alcohol Markers and add shading with Pan Pastels

Step 2: Create the Background

  • Die cut a Stitched Rectangle from watercolor paper
  • Add color with Paper Artsy Infusions Violetta and water from your Mister Bottle

Step 4: Sentiment Stamping and Assembly

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Spring Sentiments set with two colors of ink for an ombre look
  • Shape and assemble the flowers; afterwards adhere them to the background panel
  • Mat the panel onto a piece of pink cardstock cut using a slightly larger die from the Stitched Rectangles set
  • Adhere all the layers to a card base

Step 5: Final Embellishment

  • Add a little ladybug from the Ladybugs die set covered with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew to one of the leaves

Have a colorful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other
Alcohol Marker
Pan Pastel
Paper Artsy Infusion Violetta
Mister Bottle
Altenew Crisp Ink (Razzleberry, Midnight Violet)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew

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“My Dog Ate My Homework” –– Honestly!

April 28, 2019

Hi everyone! I’m Joyce Schmidt. I have a funny story to share…

I have been moving into my new studio for what seems to be an eternity. I finally decided to get my craft on.

I decided on Sunflower from Susan’s Garden and the wood crate. I had just created the wooden crate to put Sunflowers in, looked down and my dog Jackson had literally EATEN it!!!!

I took a deep breath and decided to use this opportunity to start over😬

This is what I created after “the dog attack”!

Here is how I did it.

  1. I started out by spritzing the white card-stock layer with the new distress oxide sprays. Then let it dry because the colors are darker when wet-luckily the brown lightened up.
  2. I die cut and RE-created the crate, once with Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape sheets and the other just plain brown paper. I adhered them together for thickness.
  3. Next, I made the Sunflower. To me, this is a great flower for a new person to paper gardening. It is easy to shape and even easier to assemble.
  4. After shaping the petals, I die cut 3 plates of the little stars (seeds) for the center out of brown card stock. I used my thicker more sturdy mat. This allowed me to use the small stylus and really shape those seeds.
  5. To finish, I layered the white on top of yellow and used a brown card base. Voila! One easy simple but beautiful card.

I think I might send this as a “thank you” card as my new Studio is finished!!!! I have had a lot of blessings and people who have helped us make this dream come true!

I hope you have enjoyed this card. It’s fun, EASY, and oh so beautiful!

Happy Crafting!

Joyce Schmidt

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Circles Everywhere!!!!

April 17, 2019

Good morning, Laura here with you today to share a sweet, playful and fun layout I created!

Step one: Trim top sheet of paper to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and ink the edge of the bottom and top papers

Step 2: Using the Stitched circles die set cut 1 circle at 3 1/4″, 2 circles at 1 3/4″, 2 circles at 3″, 1 circle at 2 3/4″ and one at 2 1/4 out of coordinating paper.

Step 3: Using the Stitched Circles die cut silhouettes using black cardstock of all of the circles cut in step 2 and keep the inner circles as well. Adhere the silhouettes onto the circles.

Step 4: Following the tutorial I have previously done for the pinwheels (found here ) using the 1 3/4″ square from the dashing square die set cut and 3 using the 1 1/4″ square create 4 pinwheels.

Step 5: Adhere everything together and add a title

Here are some details:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Laura

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Spring Rainbows

April 4, 2019

Hey Friends! It is EK, and I am sneaking in today to share a spring-inspired card with you.

There are two ideas I always seem to connect to the beginning of spring: new life and rainbows. It always seems that when the trees start blooming buds once again, all over you see pictures of baby farm animals. Additionally, spring is the seasons of rain showers and rainbows, both of which help feed the blooming earth. So today I thought it might be fun to combine the two ideas into one spring themed card. Needless to say, I created a baby chick rainbow card.

Check out my step-by-step tutorial below:

Step One: Die cut baby chick parts seven times, using the White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Little Chick die set.

Step Two: Color the chicks in rainbow colors using alcohol markers. I used R20, R22, R24 copics for the red, YR00, YR02, YR04 for the orange, Y11, Y13, Y17 for the yellow, G40, G42, and G46 for the green, B91, B93, and B95 for the blue, V22, V25, and V28 for the violet, and RV91, RV93, and R95 for the purple.

Adhere the wings to the bodies using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Three: Color the legs and beaks with alcohol makers. I used YR21 and YR24 copics. Color the eyes. I used W6 copics.

Adhere the legs, beaks, and eyes to the chicks.

Step Four: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold it to make a 6 inch card frame. Die cut a piece of Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock with the largest Dashing Squares die set.

Step Five: Blend Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink onto the peach cardstock over the Earth & Sky stencil to create a soft sky background.

Adhere the peach cardstock to the card frame with some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the chicks in rainbow color in a rainbow arch using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Six: Add a sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set. Stamp it once with Dried Marigold Distress Oxide and again slightly shift with Carved Pumpkin.

It really might just be me, but I adore how this card came out. I think if is a really fun approach to the spring season.

When you think of spring, what ideas come to your mind? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!

EK Gorman


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How To Create This Prairie Rose Tag

April 3, 2019

Hi there! It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Prairie Rose Tag using one of the new Susan’s Garden die sets!

Step 1: Die cut the flower and the tag

  • Die cut all the parts for the Prairie Rose from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Die cut the tag from black cardstock, using one of the dies from the ModaScrap Love, Life Tag die set

Step 2: Coloring and Shaping the Flower

  • Color the pieces with Alcohol Markers
  • Shape the different parts with the help of the Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Kit

Step 3: Create the Mixed Media Tag

  • Add color to the black tag using Distress Paint (I used Iced Spruce and Picket Fence)
  • Stamp the letters from the Patterns 2 stamp set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and heat-emboss this texture with clear embossing powder

Step 4: Final Embellishments

  • Add a sentiment sticker (I used one from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker set)
  • Thread some grey and white twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other:
Alcohol Marker
Distress Paint (Iced Spruce, Picket Fence)
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
Clear Embossing Powder
Small Talk Sticker Set
twine



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Flame Lily Looking Over A Garden Fence

March 23, 2019

Good Morning, 

Kathy, from the ECD Team, with a project using two more dies from Susan Tierney Cockburn’s new release: the Flame Lily and the Garden Fence.

This is a 6”x6” card with a cloud background. The fence is made with paper from the Wood Effects package. 

Flame Lilies are absolutely beautiful. If you Google them, you will be astounded with the many different varieties! It seems their stamens come out from ‘under’ the flower, instead of the center. 

I’ve added some Fever Few flowers, variegated Ivy and some grass. And, do you see the ladybug??  Kid’s Choice Glue is great for putting everything together.

Be sure to check out Susan’s video tutorials of her new release on the Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page.

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.

Enjoy, and see you soon!

Kathy 

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Lupines And The Garden Watering Can

March 7, 2019

Good morning all!! Kathy here, with two of the wonderful new dies just released in Susan Tierney Cockburn’s newest collection –– Lupines and the Garden Watering Can!

Lupines come in so many beautiful colors, it was fun to pick these three! You could also make Texas Blue Bonnets with this die if you’d like!

The Lupines are very easy to make, and aren’t they such pretty and happy flowers? Makes you realize Spring IS right around the corner!

I’ve used several colors to give character to the Watering Can, and added Ladder Fern, Baby’s Breath, and Ivy as fillers; all on an embossed piece of decorator paper. The Watering Can is sitting on paper from the Wood Effects paper.  And, of course, all of these flowers were put together with the Kid’s Choice Glue.

Again, don’t forget to add the ladybug to one of the leaves!

Keep checking Susan’s Garden Club for her Live tutorials of her new release!

Hope you enjoy making these lovely new flowers as much as I have!

See you soon!

Kathy Sabarese 

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