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Thanksgiving Table Décor

October 24, 2019

Hello again friends,

It’s Sandy Diller here with you today –– it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I have a table décor centerpiece to share with you today. It has all my favorite colors so let’s get started.

To get started on this project you will need two 6″ embroidery hoops and one 4″ hoop. Separate them as shown below.

You will only need three of the four rings. Begin by painting them orange on all sides. An inexpensive acrylic paint was used here.

The color was just as bit too bright for me so I rubbed on some Distress Oxide Ink, Vintage Photo.

Fit the hoops together to create a pumpkin shape. It is helpful to mark the center so they go together evenly. The smaller hoop is to hold the pumpkin upright. It also needs to be painted. A little hot glue was used to hold them in place for decorating.

I used the top portion of a Styrofoam ball for the center. It was marked and cut to go in the center and around the hoops. As you can see, I first painted it orange but later decided that green was a better choice. A hole was made in the center to hold a battery operated candle. This part does not need to be pretty as it will not show when finished. It is important to select a smooth Styrofoam for this as hot glue will be used again later. Regular Styrofoam will melt with hot glue.

Add center as shown above.

Next a variety of flowers, vines and ferns were cut and assembled. I have linked the ones I used below but you can use any that you happen to have.

Now the biggest job is arranging the flowers to your liking. This takes a little time but so worth the effort. Hot glue was used to hold the flowers in place.

Next some leaves were cut and colored with Oxide Ink and then added to the top of the pumpkin. The final touch is to tie a bow and glue to the top to hide the working part of the hoop. I made two bows – putting one on each side.

This little pumpkin would look nice on your Thanksgiving table or anywhere else in you home to celebrate the season. I hope you have enjoyed and will give it a try.

Until next time – stay crafty,

S@ndy

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Fall House

October 22, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here again and today I would like to show you how to create this adorable little fall house.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut the Holiday House Box from kraft cardstock
  • cut some leaves from the Woodland Leaves die set and the Berry Spray

Step 2: Coloring and Shaping

  • color the leaves and the berry sprig with Alcohol Markers
  • shape the leaves with the All Metal Tool Set
  • add some Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin as berries

Step 3: Assembly & Decoration

  • assemble the box using clear double-sided adhesive
  • adhere the leaves and the berry sprigs with hot glue
  • create a roof by using Copper Bronze glitter on cardstock, cutting into scallops – use the Dotted Scallop Rectangle die set for this

I hope you got inspired to create your own fall-themed project.

Hugs,


kraft cardstock
Alcohol Marker
hot glue gun

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One Last Firework Before The Winter

October 28, 2018

 

In Quebec, the beautiful colors of autumn have past leaving behind brown and grey shades. Some flurries have made their first appearance, reminding us that winter will soon drape its white coat around us until spring. Looking at the new collection of flowers from Susan’s Garden Notes, the astrantia (from the Greek word “asteri” meaning “Star”) caught my eyes and reminded me of fireworks. So let’s celebrate in hopes that those astrantias will give us a little bit of strength and courage for the winter to come!

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Scarecrow Scene

October 21, 2018

 

Hi everybody, Angela here with a guest blog post.

It’s hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of October. Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada and Halloween is just around the corner. But this weekend what is most striking is the colour of the leaves. It seems to me that this year they’ve lasted a little longer than usual, something about which I’m really happy. There may be a drive into the countryside in my very near future.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with Susan’s CountryScapes dies recently so today’s card is a fall scene created using several different sets: CountryScapes Flora 4, Woods 3, Build a Scarecrow, and Land and Sea, along with the Earth and Sky stencil.

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Lilac Trinket Box

May 29, 2018

Hi everyone, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today and I’m sharing a trinket box that I made to hold some treasures in my craft room.  This box is much more fun than a simple bag or envelope to hold small items that I have cleaned up from my work table while working on a project.  I have been wanting to make some of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s flowers and this was the perfect time. It was fun and simple to make – so let’s get started.

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A Valentine’s Day Card Using the Bachelor Button!

February 7, 2018

Hi It’s Kelly Booth here,

I often like to create my own backgrounds for projects and was reminded recently of a technique I did several years ago to marble ink on cardstock.  I decided it would be a pretty background for my Valentine’s Day card using several Elizabeth Craft Designs dies along with the new Bachelor Button by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.  I love that bachelor buttons can be found in nature in so many beautiful colors.

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Thanks A Million

January 10, 2018

Hello everyone, Christine here with my first post for Elizabeth Craft Designs in 2018.

Weather here in Maine has been bitterly cold, actually record cold for December, and it is going to continue.  Dreaming of warmer days, my post today uses Susan’s Garden Dahlia 2 and Black Eyed Susans which were in her last release along with Suzanne Cannon’s Flourished Frame and Els van de Burgt’s Thanks and Berry Branch.

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