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You Complete Me

February 21, 2019

February!…the month of love and romance! Hello. It’s Samantha sharing my You Complete Me card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Puzzle Heart die and Love Sentiments Stamp set. February happens to be my Wedding Anniversary month – so for me, it’s a doubly romantic time of year and a wonderful excuse (not that I need one) to create cards for the heart.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the two piece Puzzle Heart die using pattern paper and corrugated card stock.

Step 2: Adhere the detailed puzzle pieces to the corrugated heart.

Step 3: Stamp the sentiment on Kraft card measuring 7 cm x 2 cm.

Step 4: Adhere the heart and sentiment to a 10.5 cm x 15.5 cm Kraft card front.

Step 5: (Optional) Add a detailed machine stitched border (using a combination of straight lines and zigzags).

Step 6: Using scissor, cut any left over pattern paper and corrugated card into small uneven strips and adhere these as shown to your card front.

Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock (measurement 3cm x 3cm).

Step 8: Die cut one heart puzzle piece.

Step 9: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 10: Use foam tape to adhere this puzzle piece to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to a A6 card base.

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? I hope you liked today’s card tutorial – give it a try and create something beautiful for that special someone in your life.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Twine

Sewing Machine

Tape Runner/GlueDot/Foam Tape

Sequins

Cuttlebug

Kraft Card/White Card/Corrugated Card

Black Dye Ink

A Way With Words Planner Essentials Shimmer Sheetz

Sending A Little Luck To A Friend

February 20, 2019

Hi crafters! Judi here with a simple tutorial for you today.

This card will soon be on its way to a friend who is midway through four rounds of chemotherapy, but it would also be perfect for someone starting a new job, about to enter college, or buying a new house.

Experienced cardmakers – look at the photo and proceed! Beginners, please follow the instructions below.

1. Die cut ‘Good Luck’ from dark green Velvet Adhesive sheet.

2. Die cut the Planner Essentials 5 frame from Shimmer Sheetz in color of choice, backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to cutting. (Reminder: A metal adaptor plate is REQUIRED for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s video tutorial here if you are new to this technique.

3. Emboss outer frame and inner panel with two different embossing folders in coordinating patterns. I used two folders with leaves, but you can use any of your choice!

4. Arrange the elements on the front of an A2 top-fold patterned paper card as shown. Remove the release sheet from the back of the Shimmer Sheetz and Velvet Adhesive to adhere. Add quarter-inch brads to the holes at the top left and right.

5. Use spray adhesive to secure the dried 4-leaf clover. Alternatively, sew down the stem with fine metallic braid or embroidery thread to hold the clover in place. (If you don’t have a real clover, trace around a 3-leaf clover, add the fourth leaf, and hand-cut your own from the Velvet Adhesive sheet.)

TIP: Because a real clover is quite fragile, mail the card inside out to protect it.

OPTION: Instead of securing the embellished frame panel to a card front, back it with cardstock and turn it into a hanging sign! Knot cord or twine through the holes at the top corners.

I hope my project inspired you to send a little luck to someone special!

Judi Kauffman

Supplies:

Other:

Adhesive Velvet in dark green

2 embossing folders of choice

Sanding block

Patterned cardstock

2 quarter-inch brads

4-leaf clover

Spray adhesive OR needle and thread (to secure clover)

Joset Designs

Party Animal

February 12, 2019

Karen here today! I’m excited to be using one of the new releases from Joset! There is an all-new amazing collection of characters and accessories. I used the Giraffe, Party Accessories, Adventure Edges 2 and Safari Sayings in my card today!

Here are the steps to replicate the card:

Step 1. From 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, cut a rectangle measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″ and fold in half to create a top-fold card base.

Step 2. Die cut the fence from Adventure Edges 2 set and the mustache, party hat and bow tie from the Party Accessories set.

Step 3. Color the tops and bottoms of the fence with Copic E41, the bow tie with B41, the mustache with E43, and the hat with B41 and B95. Note: I decided later not to put the hat on my card, and instead I decorated my envelope with it!

Step 4. Using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, cut a piece of the Rainbow Bark 6×6 Collection with the fence adhered to it.

Step 5. With permanent black ink, stamp the sentiment from Safari Sayings onto the corner of the patterned paper.

Step 6. Die cut the pieces of the Giraffe Die using brown, gold and light beige cardstock. I adhered clear double sided adhesive to the back to make assembly easier. Adhere the giraffe to the card front, and add on the mustache and bow tie.

Step 7. Adhere the card front to the card base.

Step 8. Add a few enamel dots.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1549439153802

Other Supplies:

Enamel dots, black permanent ink, Copic markers

Susan's Garden Club

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me…

February 11, 2019

Hi! Diane Prince here today with a very simple card idea for Valentine’s Day.

I guess most of us have played that game plucking the petals of a daisy, wishing to finish with the “he loves me” petal! It seems like the daisies have been in my life for ever but they always remind me of my childhood friendships. I find that the daisies are the most versatile flowers and they can show just how much we appreciate someone as a friend, as a family member, on Valentine’s Day or any day!

Step 1 – Card base:

For the base of this card, you will need:

  • A white Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb), 12 inches X 6 inches, scored and folded in half.
  • A 6 inches square piece of yellow cardstock.
  • A 5 ½ inches square piece of pattern paper.
  • 5 ½ inches square piece of a lighter pattern paper cut diagonally.
  • Adhere each layers on the card base using Clear Double Sided Tape in the order shown below.
  • Glue a narrow yellow ribbon diagonally with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 2 – Shasta Daisies

Using the 1521 – Garden Notes Shasta Daisy die set:

  • Die cut 3 times the petals out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb) for the flowers.
  • The small centers needs to be cut 3 times out of yellow cardstock.
  • For the leaves, choose a dark green cardstock and die cut the 2 leaves 3 times.
  • Shape the leaves and the petals using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set. Susan Tierney Cockburn has a wonderful video you can watch to help you with this step. Video here

Step 3 – Ladder Ferns

Using the 1423 – Garden Notes – Ladder Fern die set:

  • Die cut 2 times the 2 different sizes out of a different green cardstock than the one used for the Shasta Daisies leaves.
  • Shade the ferns with a darker green ink on the edges.
  • Shape the ferns using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set.
  • To see how Susan Tierney Cockburn does it, you can watch the following video. Video here.

Step 4 – Sentiments:

With the use of the 1390 – Banners set and the 1466 – Words 2 – Thinking of you set:

  • Die cut the second banner 3 times out of the same yellow cardstock used for the card base, each piece being double up with some Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Adhere the 3 banners on top of each other, to give it dimension.
  • Die cut the “I Love You” words out of dark green cardstock doubled with Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Stick the words on the banner.

And here’s a closer look at the finish flowers!

I hope you enjoyed this project and I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Diane

ECD products used on this card:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1549284835381

Other products used on this cards:

  • Forest Moss Distress Ink
  • Yellow and green Bazzil cardstock
  • Patterned paper
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

Blossom, Bloom & Grow

January 29, 2019

Hello! Samantha here. Welcome to my first blog post write-up for Elizabeth Craft Designs for 2019! Today I’m sharing a card I made using Krista’s Garden Party Clear Stamp set and Co-ordinating Die. I was drawn to this set because of the cat –– I’m more of a dog person but I have many friends and their young daughters who love their feline pets and thought it was a much needed theme to add to my card stash.

Card Instructions

Step 1: On Copic-friendly cardstock, stamp the lanterns 5x on the right side of your card front.

Step 2: Stamp an additional 3x lanterns, the cat image and the sentiments on Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut them out.

Step 3: Colour the die cut images with Copic markers (or your preferred choice of colouring medium).

COPIC MARKERS USED: G14/G16/YR12/YR14/YR16/R12/R14/R17

Step 4: Assemble card – Adhere the 3x die cut lanterns on top of the first three stamped lanterns on your card front with foam tape. Colour in the last two lanterns with Copic markers. Adhere the cat and the sentiment with foam tape.

Step 5: Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

I love the bright colours and the feminine feel this card has. It’s the perfect card to give to a cat loving girl on their birthday. I loved it so much I also decided to create a similar layout with the additional images in this stamp set.

This card uses the same colour scheme and a similar layout –– both images are really perfect to create a beautiful card for a young girl on her special day. Give the card instructions a go –– I used Copics as my preferred colouring medium but kept the colouring and shading very simple. You could use any colouring tool!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Copic Blending Card

Black Dye Ink

Stamping Block

Cuttlebug

Copic Markers

Twine/Sequins

Foam Adhesive Tape

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Club

Tulips in Ironstone

January 27, 2019

Good morning everyone! It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here from Susan’s Garden Club, showing you a project inspired by Ironstone.

Ironstone was developed in Staffordshire, England in the 19th century as an alternative to porcelain. Actually, there is no iron in ironstone; it’s name is derived from its notable strength and durability. Antique ironstone wares are collectable, particularly if it was made by Mason’s. I decided to recreate that look using my Pottery Pitcher (#1294)!

LET’S GET STARTED

Step One
Die cut Tulip 2 (#1296) five times in Soft Finish White cardstock. Cut “calyx” 5 times in a medium green cardstock and cut the stamen 5 times in black cardstock. The background was a photo that I printed from my computer of a Delft tile—I thought it was appropriate with the Tulips.

Step Two
Die cut two Pottery Pitchers in Soft Finished cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Adhere them together and use an Opaque White embossing powder to create the finish. Use Metallic Rub-On/Earth Tones Kit #2/Nubian to antique the Pitcher.

Step Three
Use PanPastel/Bright Green Yellow Shade (from Set 2) to shade the outside of the white Tulips.

Step Four
Place the 4-petal piece and the 2-petal piece on the Molding Pad and using the Small Loop Tool, shape the pieces. Then, use the Small Ball Stylus to cup the centers of both pieces. Use Beacon Kids Choice Glue to adhere the two petal pieces together. If you want your Tulip to dry properly, use a plastic candy separator or an egg carton used for Quail eggs and turn them upside down in a container.

Step Five
Place the medium green cardstock calyx on the Molding Pad and cup the pieces. Use a toothpick to place it inside the Tulip. For the black stamen, hold onto the “tail” and use a toothpick to apply some glue to the straight edge. Roll up the pieces and secure

with your thumb and index finger while sliding the tweezers out. Separate the filaments, dip ends into glue and then into Black Pollen. Dip the base of the stamen into the glue and adhere it to the calyx inside the Tulip.

Step Six
I decided to die cut three Ladder Ferns (#1423) for foliage. I used a Comic Marker E89/ Pecan to accentuate the stem. Then I placed the Fern on my Leaf Pad and used the Leaf Tool to draw stem lines.

Step Seven
Assembly.—Shade medium green cardstock Leaves with Distress Ink/Forest Moss on the edges. Place on the Leaf Pad and add a stem line. With the Leaf right-side-up, fold the stem line and shade this line with PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green Tint. Use Tweezers to pinch the stem end and the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the outer edge of the leaf. Adhere the Pottery Pitcher to your background. Add the three Ladder Ferns and finally the White Tulips. I use foam cosmetic sponges to prop the Tulips up until they set. Dip the stem ends of the leaves into glue and place them around the flowers.

Of course, don’t forget to add the Ladybug!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Head over to the Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page for more tutorials and paper gardening fun!

Susan

Susan's Garden Club

Congratulations!

March 29, 2017

Hi Friends! Piyanki here today welcoming spring with my handmade bouquet. I am from India. Here, the city of Srinagar hosts the World’s Largest Tulip Garden in Asia. Tourists from all across the globe flock to this garden in the month of April. It is open for 21 days. I found a photo on Google to show you. If you ever visit India at that time of year it is a must-see!

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Susan's Garden Club

Holiday Door and Wreath Card

November 18, 2016

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Hello, it’s Annette Green here today with Susan’s Garden Club design team. I’ve started on my holiday cards for the season and wanted to share a fun and festive card I’ve created with Susan’s Carolina Farmhouse Door along with Holiday Holly & Berries dies. My card is 5″ x 7″ – just the right scale and perfect fit for the Farmhouse Door. Let me share how I made it. Continue Reading

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