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Wild About…Paper Piecing

August 18, 2019

Hello! Samantha here sharing a card I created using one of my favourite Krista Schneider stamp sets called Cacti. One of the things I loved most about making this card was that I didn’t use any colouring medium. The background is cardstock and the cacti’s are all paper pieced with pattern paper! It’s a fun technique that I haven’t used in the longest time…

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the smallest Diagonal Stitched Fishtail die 12x using four different colours of cardstock.

Step 2: Position and adhere all the die cut fishtails on to your card front as shown below. Trim off any excess card.

Step 3: Stamp the three cacti on cardstock then die cut them out.

Step 4: Partially stamp each cacti again on pattern paper.

Step 5: Using scissors or a craft knife cut out each cacti part. Adhere these to the die cut Cacti as shown below.

Step 6: (Optional) Punch holes in each cacti and add an embroidery feature.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment.

Step 8: Using foam tape, adhere the cacti’s and embellish the card with a twine bow and enamel dots. Adhere cardfront to an A6 cardbase.

I’ve now coloured and paper pieced this stamp set and I love the look of both –– I loved revisiting this technique again and I hope you get a chance to give it a go too!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Cardstock

Pattern Paper

Twine

Black Ink

Pink Embroidery Thread/Needle/Paper Pricker

Enamel Dots

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Foam Tape/Glue dot

Cuttlebug

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Happy Day!

August 17, 2019

I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends post pictures of their first kid getting their driving permit or actually driving off to school. I’m sure they are as thrilled as this puppy, ears flying back as he takes to the road with his fishing rod. I’m still safe for another year…

Big moments deserve big cards.

To make this card:

I found that with the jeep die and the word dies, a 5″x7″ card base works a lot easier than my usual A2 base. I used a dark gray stock as my base – the same as my bit of road showing on the bottom. In fact, that bit is from trimming down my 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of card stock after folding in half to make my card base. Use your scraps as soon as possible! Lol!

How happy is this puppy?!

Die cut all the pieces you need: My jeep uses black, white, and blue cardstock. The “happy” is the same blue as the jeep and the “Day” is also cut from the scrap in step 1. I used a Molotov Chrome maker for my grill and headlights but you can use silver card stock if you don’t have that. The fishing rod is out of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The dog is cut out of Soft Finish card stock and sponged with Distress Oxide Tea Dye ink. I put the jeep together first and added some shine by drawing in with a white gel pen.

Little details like the shine on a card or even the road can really anchor your pieces together.

Create your background by lightly sponging clouds and adding some greenery with the bushes from Adventure Edges. Adhere the strip for the road. My background piece was 4.5″ x 6.5″. I matted it with a 1/16″ border with a light grey cardstock.

Adhere all the pieces as you see on the card. I found it easier to stick the puppy behind the steering wheel of the jeep, then the fishing rod, and then the entire thing onto the card.

As you can see, I chose “happy Day” as my sentiment but in hindsight, or maybe foresight, I should do a “Good Luck” card for the teenager testing or the mom letting go. Heehee!

Other Products used:

White, light gray, dark gray, black, blue, and mottled green cardstock

White gel pen

Molotov chrome pen

Distress Oxide Inks

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Fun “Cute Food” Clear Stamp Card Ideas

August 11, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today for my August guest blog post. Today I’d like to share some fun “cute food” clear stamp card ideas with you. I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occasion!!

But first let me share the steps with you:

Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.

Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching “Cute Food” die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn’t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.

Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.

Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.

Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.

For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.

Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.

I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:

I hope you enjoyed my August tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set yourself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project in November – see you then!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

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Other:
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron – Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool
Archival Ink Jet Black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
VersaMark watermark stamp pad – Tsukineko
Nuvo Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Crystal Glaze – Tonis Studios
Water tank brush
Nuvo Glue Pen – Tonic Studios
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Inc.
Acrylic block for stamping
Tim Holtz presicion scissors
Googly eyes
Big Shot – Sizzix


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Summer Joy Photo Card

August 10, 2019

Happy summer!  It’s Suzanne here today with a great way to capture a special summer moment or holiday! The hard part will be choosing just the right photo. Look at these two enjoying a fabulous moment in the sun…. sandy toes and mermaid hair!  Capture this now before they grow up!

Here is how you can create this sweet card!

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Tweet Greetings Card

August 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. In the new Joset Designs Release there is a wonderful array of holiday dies and stamp sets. Today I will be showcasing the Holiday Bird House die set and Joyful Wishes Sentiment Stamp set, along with the Fitted and Stitched Indented Rectangle Dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using ModaScrap Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Holiday Bird House using ModaScrap Unconventional Xmas Patterned Paper for the main house and White Soft Finish Cardstock for all other pieces. (You could use coloured Cardstock but I coloured all the pieces using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Assemble and adhere the main house, opening and top of house using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Stamp Joyful Wishes Sentiment on the snow bank diecut from Step 3 using Versamark Onyx Black Ink. Assemble and adhere the rest of the pieces from Step 3.

This card took little effort and turned out so tweet! Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

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A Walk In The Garden: The English Rose

August 5, 2019

Good morning everyone!

Here is the beginning of August already –– is it warm enough for you? Thank goodness there are Gulf breezes here in Florida!

Today I am featuring the English Rose. My aunt had an entire garden of Peace Roses I would see just about every day when I’d walk to her home to visit her as a child… and, play Canasta. So, I tried to “go back“ and create her roses. I made a small bud to go along with the main Rose. 

Baby’s breath, Berry branch with leaves, and ribbon with some gold threads were used to fill in my project. 

It is a 6” X 6” inch card with decorative paper as a layer for the background. Suzanne Cannon’s “ Bliss“ was used to describe these lovely flowers. I tried to keep it simple – to showcase the rose! Of course, there is a ladybug!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order. 

Enjoy, and keep gardening!

See you next month,

Kathy Sabarese, ECD Design Team

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16 Of Our Favorite Projects This Year

August 1, 2019

It’s already August, crafters! We can’t believe it! (… there are only 146 days until Christmas… 😱)

Our Design Team has been working hard all year, creating projects just for you! You can find many of them right here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, but they also post tons of inspiration on their own blogs and social media.

You may have missed some of those, so we’re sharing 16 of our favorite projects of 2019 so far!

This Is My Life: Planner Layout

Created by Esther Glas

We love seeing Esther’s –– the designer of the Planner Essentials line –– planner pages because she always incorporates beautiful photographs with them! This is a simple layout used to document a special day. See more of her work on her Facebook page here.

A Place Under The Sun

Created by Anita Izendoorn

Anita just recently posted this project and it blew us away! Using the Holiday House Box Die Set, she created this to look like an Amsterdam Canal House! See her supply list here on her blog.

Just Dropping You A Lion

Created by Tina Guigui Dornbaum

This is such an adorable card that features the Lion die set from our Safari Release back in January. Tina’s coloring is fabulous! See how she created this card here on her blog.

Welcome Spring

Created by Suzanne Cannon

Suzanne is the fabulous designer behind the A Way With Words collection on ECraftDesigns.com, which are the designs you’re seeing in this project. We love her coloring and the simplicity, yet stunningly romantic feel these dies add to this card! See how she created this on her blog.

Watercolored Tags

Created by Charlene van der Vorst

Charlene is not only and ECD Design Team Member, but she’s also a Designer! She designs stamps in the Planner Essentials line and we love seeing her create with them! See more of her work on her Facebook page.

Creating A Tiny Bouquet

Created by Luciana Telesca

Luciana is an amazing paper gardener! She’s always coming up with new ways to showcase her stunning flowers. See how she created this tiny bouquet here.

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

Created by Tanja Kabel

Tanja is always so clever in her cardmaking, and this one is no exception! This new Reindeer Die Set is adorable, but it’s the details that make this card stand out! See how she made it here on her blog.

 Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Created by Femke Kokke

We could watch Femke create a Planner Layout all day! Her techniques are simple, but make a major impact in her projects. See the video tutorial for this project on YouTube here.

Bringing Peace With Flowers

Created by Joyce Schmidt

Joyce is another one of our very talented paper gardeners. She recently created this card for her neighbor –– we’re sure this helped bring some peace to them. See more of her work here on her Facebook page.

A Camping Hippo

Created by EK Gorman

EK Gorman had fun with this one! She used both distress oxide inks and alcohol markers on this little Hippo and accessories –– beautiful work! Watch her video tutorial here.

Summer Fun

Created by Laura Gilhuly

Laura always wows us with her layouts! Like this one: she incorporates many products from our different designers, and creates beautiful layers for a 3D effect! See Laura’s tutorial for this layout here on her blog.

Happy Mother’s Day Card

Created by Katelyn Grosart

This card is absolutely fabulous! We are in love with the colors and beautiful patterns Katelyn chose for this project. Any mother would be thrilled to receive this! See her tutorial here on her blog.

Planner Essentials Denim Pocket

Created by Martine Rijnbeek

Martine is always so inventive, and this project is no different! This was a unique way to make a pocket out of denim. Watch her tutorial on YouTube here.

You Are Awesome

Created by Samantha Kaminski

This project is awesome! Samantha added a fun surprise with this card, creating a little door with the Dog House die set! See the supply list and more pictures of this adorable this birthday card here.

Glittered Snowflake

Created by Karen Ostergard

Karen recently created this for a challenge and we are loving the different textures! Adding the glitter on the snowflake gives it an elegant pop! See her supply list and challenge outlines here on her blog.

A Floral House-Warming Gift

Created by Kathy Sabarese

Kathy creates stunning paper floral projects, including this one! She is amazing shaping perfect flowers and bringing them all together in a project –– they’re all so beautiful together! See how she made this here.


It was so hard picking out our favorite projects, as our Designers and Design Team Members are all fabulous crafters and are always blowing us away with their talent! Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook to see more from the Design Team!

We hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we do –– which one is your favorite?

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Season Memories

July 28, 2019

Everything about this card reminds me of Christmas growing up. My Oma would have these beautifully painted wooden Christmas trinkets she brought over from Germany –– and every Christmas they would make their way back into her home bringing Christmas cheer and excitement into the house.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using a variety of cardstock and specialty paper die cut all the pieces in the Holiday Birdhouse die.

Step 2: Stamp the sentiment on a kraft card front measuring 10.5cm x 15.5cm.

Step 3: Using red and yellow cardstock cut out 4 thin strips and adhere these to the top and bottom of your cardfront.

Step 4: (Optional) Add machine stitched detail to your card front.

Step 5: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to kraft card stock and die cut the birds from the Holiday Birdhouse die set.

Step 5: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 6: Assemble all the die cut Birdhouse pieces to the center of your card front. Embellish card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 cardbase.

Hope you enjoyed this bit of Christmas in July inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Twine

Sequins

Black Dye Ink

Kraft Card

Cardstock

Specialty Card

Sewing Machine

Cuttlebug

ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Mr & Mrs Card

July 24, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a pretty wedding card perfect to give to that special couple getting married this year.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step one. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut the 4″ Dashing Rectangle out of the patterned paper piece. Die cut the 4 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle out of the kraft cardstock piece. Ink the edges of both pieces with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step two. Die cut the Lace Corner twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the Lace Corner twice out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of all four corners using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step three. Die cut the 2 3/4″ Dashing Circle out of kraft cardstock. From the Wedding Sentiments stamp set, you’ll need the connected hearts stamp. Apply VersaMark Ink to the heart stamp and stamp onto the circle. Reapply ink to the stamp and stamp again until the entire circle is covered. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step four. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Mr & Mrs stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the Mr & Mrs out.

Step five. Choose another patterned paper piece out of Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut one of the hearts from the True Love die set out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the heart using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step six. Choose a third piece of patterned paper from the Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Die cut the hearts from the Love, Life Tag out of the patterned paper three times. Ink the edges of the three hearts using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step seven. Adhere the 4″ Dashing Rectangle to the 4 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle.

Step eight. Adhere the white lace corner to the kraft lace corner, making sure a bit of the kraft lace corner is showing. Repeat the previous step for the other corner. Adhere one of the lace corners to the bottom right side of the rectangles. Adhere the other lace corner to the top left side of the rectangles.

Step nine. Foam square the dashing circle to the middle of the cardfront. Foam square the heart to the middle of the circle.

Step ten. Adhere the Mr & Mrs sentiment to the middle of the heart. Adhere the three hearts around the large heart. Cut a piece out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Mr & Mrs Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber and Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
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You Are Family –– Furry Version!

July 20, 2019

The “You Are Family” die combination has so much potential for creating cards or scrapbook pages or features in our photo albums! It’s Suzanne here today with the fur-kid version of You Are Family.

Our pets are such a large and important part of our families! This version might even be a good sympathy card….. Here is how you can make it.

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