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Sneak Peek –– Joset’s New Release

January 16, 2019

Hello everyone, It’s Joset here today as your guest designer. I’m very excited to show you 3 dies from my upcoming release at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This time the theme is Safari so think cute animals, safari accessories and lots more! For this card I’ll be using the new Monkey, Jungle Leaves and Safari Accessories dies as well as the new Safari sentiments.

Let’s get started!

Instructions:

  1. Cut a square from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the largest die from the Fitted Squares die set. Add crushes olive and mowed lawn Distress Oxide using the technique shown by Els van de Burgt in this video HERE.

2. Die cut a circle in the middle of the square using the 4th largest die from the Fitted Circles die set. You can save this circle for another project.

3. Cut a dashing square from White Soft Finish using the largest die from the Dashing Squares die set. Adhere behind the square with circle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add sentiment to the right bottom corner of the square using black ink.

4. Die cut jungle leaves and two large leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with twisted citron and mowed lawn Distress Ink using a round Mini Ink Blending Tool.

5. Die cut all the pieces for the monkey, the little banana and the safari hat and color with Distress Ink (Colors used: monkey – vintage photo and tea dye, banana – mustard seed, safari hat – forest moss and vintage photo). Add the mouth and eyes of the monkey’s face using a fine black marker.

6. Assemble monkey and safari hat as shown below using Kids Choice Glue or adhesive.

7. Add leaves, monkey with hat and banana to card front as shown. I used little dots of the Kids Choice Glue to adhere the jungle leaves.

I hope you enjoyed my project, and are as excited for my upcoming release as I am! The release will be available starting January 20 –– GO WILD!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Monkey – COMING SOON

Jungle leaves – COMING SOON

Safari Sentiments – COMING SOON

Others –

Die cutting machine

Distress Oxide colors: crusted olive and mowed lawn

Distress Ink colors: twisted citron, mowed lawn, vintage photo, tea dye, forest moss and mustard seed

Round Mini Ink Blending Tool

Fine black marker

Black stamping ink

Clear stamping block or Misti


A Way With Words ModaScrap

His & Hers Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes

January 12, 2019

I thought it would be fun to make ‘His & Hers’ treat boxes for Valentine’s Day, but as soon as I came up with the title for the tutorial, I had to chide myself and ask this question: Why do some colors get defined as masculine and others as feminine? And why is Valentine’s Day usually pink, red and white?

Color is not assigned the same way in all cultures (the Indian weddings I’ve attended prove that the groom doesn’t have to be the guy in a black tuxedo!) and it’s certainly not the same for all species (Mr. Peacock and Sir Rooster look more like what we in Western cultures think of as red-carpet-ready than their partners, Ms. Peahen and Mrs. Chicken, don’t you think?).

I leave it to you to decide whether one of these boxes looks like it’s for the men and boys in your life and the other for the women and girls. 

Meanwhile, I’m going to make lots of boxes from ModaScrap Wood Effect and Rainbow Bark cardstock, label all of them with the word LOVE (in red, the color we have assigned to romance, love and Valentine’s Day) and fill them with goodies: a piece of candy, a golf ball and tee, a lure for my friend who loves to go fishing (who happens to be a lady over 80), and a pair of earrings for a friend whose birthday falls close to Valentine’s Day.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Die cut a treat box from Wood Effect or Rainbow Bark cardstock and the word Love from red cardstock. Optional: After die cutting, alter the cardstock with inks, embossing folders, stamps, cut or torn collage.

2. Assemble the box using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure the bottom pieces and side flap. Fill the box and close the top. 

3. Adhere the word Love at an upward angle as shown using small dabs of Beacon Kids Choice Glue. To help you position the word, notice that the rounded loop flourishes on the lettering in the die cut word extend past the left, right and top edges of the front side of the box, but the tails of the flourishes below the ‘L’ and the ‘o’ touch the left side and bottom edge. Option: If you don’t like the word extending as shown, fold the loop flourishes as needed and secure to sides and top of the box.

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Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday – Love Struck

January 11, 2019

It’s Technique Friday, and we’re excited to get back into the swing of things! Els is kicking off the year with this beautiful ‘Love Struck’ Valentine’s Day card. ❤️

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it –– have you started working on your Valentine’s Day crafts? This is such an easy project to kick off all of your LOVEly V-Day projects –– 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!

ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Quick and Simple Wedding Card

June 24, 2018

Hi Everyone!

It’s time for June’s Sunday Stamping with Hedgehog Hollow.  It’s amazing to think I have been doing Sunday Stamping for over a year now (thanks, TimeHop!).  I love playing with my Elizabeth Craft Designs goodies each month and having a blog post scheduled always gives me a push to challenge myself to come up with something new.

I hope you all having a wonderful Sunday. We are definitely seeing some signs of summer in Ohio although we seemed to have skipped spring. With summer comes wedding season! We don’t have any this year, but we do have our wedding anniversary coming on Tuesday so I’m certainly feeling in the mood!  Today I have a really quick and easy wedding card for you, and I love the touch of elegance it has, plus you can customize the base depending on the color theme of the wedding….

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Fun Times Mixed Media Layout

June 10, 2018

Hello there, it´s Sanna here again with another guest design team post. Today I´d like to share a mixed media style scrapbook layout with you for a change. I´ve also created a clean and simple card with some of the residue just for fun and will show that at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy today´s inspiration!
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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Two Cards from One Background

April 8, 2018

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again with another guest blog post. For today´s post, I´ve created two love themed cards that can be used for Mother´s Day and other similar occasions.

I created only one background piece with a heat embossing and inking technique, and with a clever trick I got two cards out of the one background piece.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Clean and Simple Cards in No Time

March 11, 2018

Hello everyone,

It´s Sanna here with another guest designer post. Have you ever been in a situation when you need a card on really short notice? Or want to quickly make a masculine card? I thought I´d share a few simple ideas I like to use when these occasions occur.

I have created three simple card ideas that can be varied in style by changing the papers and colors or by choosing alternative dies. Here are the instructions:

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ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

You Fill My Heart – Layout and a Pair of Cards

February 11, 2018

Hello there everyone, it´s Sanna here today with a scrapbook layout tutorial and a pair of cards. For this month´s tutorial I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. But first, let me show you the layout. Valentine´s Day being just around the corner, I wanted to create something love theme related, so I made a scrapbook page about my younger son and a set of love themed clean and simple cards with some of the newly-released dies as well as some old favorites. Continue Reading

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