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Violets For February

February 18, 2019

Angela here. While February is the month most people associate with Valentine’s Day, for our family it is the month of many birthdays. We have four to celebrate this month including my mother-in-law’s – she would have been 92 this year. This is our first time without her here with us, so somehow it feels right that I post about a birthday card.

This card is quite simple but, I think, very pretty and features one of the two February birth flowers, the violet. (The other is the primrose.) The violet represents faithfulness, loyalty and watchfulness. The Garden Notes Pansy  (1089) is the first and smaller of 2 Pansy dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn and it is one she has said could easily be presented as a violet. I think it’s perfect.  It is a fun and easy little flower to put together and the colours are so bright and cheerful for this cold and snowy month.

Here’s how the card came together:

1- Using 100lb Soft finish cardstock, cut a piece 6 1/4 X 9 inches. Score at 4 1/2 inches but do not fold yet.

2- Using a scoring board or your paper trimmer, score three lines 1/4 inch apart starting 1/2 inch from the card fold score. The lines will be 4, 4 1/2, and 5 inches long. See photo.

3-  Create the card by folding on the center score line. Using black ink, stamp a sentiment toward the bottom of the card. Set aside.

4- Cut Pansy die pieces for 3 flowers. Cut 2 stems per flower as these will be doubled up.

5- Colour flower petals, stems and leaves with Copic markers.

6- Snip leaf from 3 of the stems and glue remaining stem pieces to create doubled thick stems.

7- Shape pieces using Susan’s tools and mats.

8- Glue flowers to the front of the card.

9- Fill centers with yellow Prills and let dry.

And there you have it. A lovely birthday card for your February born friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela

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Joset Designs Technique Friday

Technique Friday – Zebra Valentine’s Day Card

February 1, 2019

Happy Technique Friday! This week, Joset Van De Burgt shows us how to create this adorable (and simple!) Zebra Valentine’s Day Card.

Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project! Happy Technique Friday!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

I Melt for Cocoa

November 19, 2018

Hey Friends!  It’s EK from ekgorman designs and I am sneaking in to share not one but two marshmallow cards featuring the new Marshmallow Snowmen stamp set.  In our house, all winter long hot chocolate rules, according to both of my girls, and the only acceptable way to drink it is with giant marshmallows floating on the top.  Needless to say, while this stamp set was not created with my daughters in mind, according to them, it was.  So in tribute to them, here are two marshmallow cocoa cards for my two marshmallows girls.

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Sunday Stamping With Hedgehog Hollow – Layered Die-Cuts

June 18, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Sunday Stamping with Hedgehog Hollow on the ECD blog. I am so excited to be a guest blogger.  First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Alexandra and I run a crafty blog called Hedgehog Hollow,  I am a British mummy who recently moved to Ohio, blogging about my adventures on this side of the pond along with our Prickle’s crafty exploits!  I will be here once a month with a full video tutorial on cardmaking techniques.  Each video will have lots of tips and tricks and a few hacks along the way to give you the most from your crafty budget.  ECD even created this wonderful graphic for me to add to our monthly posts…

I love the new trend of layered die cuts, however, they end up being so pricey once you have bought all the layers. So, of course I decided to create my own and the ECD Chevrons Background die was perfect for this technique as would the Diamond Background die.  Here are the cards we are going to create in today’s tutorial. I chose a 4th of July theme but you could use any color combination, or amend the sentiment for a birthday or anniversary as the colors are great for a masculine card (something I always find a bit tricky)…

Isn’t it surprising how using the same three colors in a different order come out with such a different effect?  These are super simple cards, your die cutting machine does all the work for you!  Here is a step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your own layered die cuts…

If you wish to use the Diamond Background, cut it down the middle and offset each half for the perfect layered effect.  I have so many ideas with this die that it will definitely be featured in a future post, so stay tuned to the ECD blog and Hedgehog Hollow for more ideas and some of my favorite tools from today’s tutorial.  For today, here is your ECD supply list for the tutorial. We have an exclusive Hedgehog Hollow discount code on our crafty sale page, too…

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Cardstock – White; Red; Blue

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am excited to see you again for some more Sunday Stamping next month and I hope to see you at the Hollow soon.  You can also follow us for sneak peaks on Instagram @HedgehogHollow or catch me each day at 11.30EST on Facebook for more stamping tips and tricks.

Happy Stamping!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Teen Boy Birthday Card

April 14, 2017

Hi everyone,

It´s Sanna here, and it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I decided to share with you a teen boy birthday card idea. My son recently celebrated his birthday and this is the card I made for him. It is fairly easy to make and by changing the colors you can easily create a card for a teen girl using the same idea. Continue Reading

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Christmas Card Set

November 8, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here again today. How many Christmas/Seasonal cards do you send every year? I need quite a big pile for friends and family each year and it has become a tradition to make sure they are all handmade and every single one is different. Quite a challenge, right? Here is a start – a set of four; now I only need 40-something more!
Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert
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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Clean and simple cards

October 7, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here today with a set of clean and simple (and fast and easy) cards! I got inspired to create these when I was organizing my stash and stumbled upon some paper clips. A stamp set from Joset Designs and some Els van de Burgt Studio paper and Speech Bubble Edgy Options dies is all I needed. Here is how I created the cards:

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