Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).
Let us know your favorites in the comments below!
Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.
What do you call a dancing ghost?Polka-haunt-us
What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!
Why do mummies have no friends?Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!
We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit ecraftdesigns.com to see our full collections!
The newest Planner Essential collection included 8 new stamps and 8 new dies sets, with Christmas and cooking themes! We also released 3 new planner colors alongside this collection! Take a look at some of them below!
What is the most funny and wild creatures to wish someone dear an happy birthday? Why not Joset’s parrots in a bunch of lilies? This card feel so much like summer, you’ll want a cold drink to go with it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial.
Step1: The card base:
Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
Using a round sponge, ink up the background with some blue and forest moss ink. Also use a make-up applicator to soften the ink with white Pan Pastel.
Cut out 4 times the strip from the die “Happy Frame” (#1499) and cut them length wise to mesure 6″.
Build the frame up and adhere on the card base.
Step 2: A trio of leaves:
In a green cardstock, die cut 3 times each leaf in the die set “Trio Of Leaves” (#1464).
Shade the leaves with forest moss ink and some light yellow Pan Pastel.
Shape each branch to give them dimension using tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Step 3: The Parrots
Using the die set “Parrot” (1665), die cut all the dies twice in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
With Distress Ink and sponge applicator, color all the pieces like show in the picture below.
Assemble both parrots with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. You can also watch this helpful video on YouTube where Els show you how to assemble the parrot.
Adhere googling eyes with the same glue.
Step 4: The Lilies
Using the die set “Garden Notes – Lily 2” (#1370), die cut all the flower parts to make 4 flowers.
With some lilac and violet ink, shade the petals of the flower.
Using some yellow ink,, shade the pistils.
Let dry all the parts before shaping.
Shape the petals using Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Roll up the base of the pistil and glue with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. To see the best there is make those flowers, watch that video where Susan Tierney Cockburn show all the steps to achieve a gorgeous result.
Step 5: Adhere it all together !
Using some Kids Choice Glue, glue the leaves around the frame, on the card base.
Using some foam adhesive on the back of the parrots, glue them.
Also with the Kids Choice Glue, glue down the flowers.
Have you seen our new release yet? We released a brand new collection from Joset van de Burgt and IT. IS. ADORABLE!
Over the last week, our Design Team has been sharing a lot of projects they’ve made with the new collection. You may have missed some of them, so we thought we’d share them here, along with some others we’ve been keeping to ourselves 😊
It’ EK here and I am popping into share with you some ways to embrace the magic of the new Joset’s critter die collection.
There really is something extra special about this new line of dies and stamps and I want to share a couple of ways to simplify when creating with them.
Step One: Die cut the new Elephant die set out of some Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. By using the the Dove Gray cardstock, you already have a great base color for your elephant.
Step Two: Using some Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar, dab some color onto the Elephants inner ears to soften the color.
Step Three: Using Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick, dab color onto the inside portion of the inner ear and the die cuts hearts from the Elephant die set. It does not take more than a few good dabs to fully color the hearts with the ink.
Step Four: Using both Distress Oxides in Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, blend color around the edges of all the elephant pieces. Go further into the elephant with the pumice stone and just on the edges with the darker gray. By coloring the pieces with this simple technique, it gives the elephant both depth and visual interest.
Step Five: Using Kids Choice glue, adhere the pieces of the elephant together.
Step Six: Using the new Hats die set, die cut the unicorn head piece out of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Seven: Using alcohol markers quickly color the base of the headband. I used R20, R22, and R24 copic markers.
Step Eight: Using alcohol markers, color the inner ear and horn. I used N0 and N2 copic markers. Then using a glitter pen, add glitter details.
Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Clue, adhere the unicorn head band to the elephant’s head.
Step Ten: Create a simple yet magical background for the the card by smooching Distress Ink onto a 4.25×5.5 inch piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used the same colors I used on the elephant, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, drying each layer between application.
Step Eleven: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the elephant and hearts to the background.
Step Twelve: Stamp a sentiment to the card using the new Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Worn Lipstick and the heart in Hickory Smoke.
Step Thirteen: To add a bit more visual interest without much effort, add strips of peel off stickers from the Corners and Borders Straight sticker sheet around the edges of the background.
Step Fourteen: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame made from 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
I hope you enjoy seeing how I created this simple yet magical card featuring the new Elephant die set.
Thank you for peeking in and make sure you share all your ECD critter creations over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook page. Until then, happy crafting!
It’s Karen here today. I’m playing with the new release from Joset! Specifically, today, I made three cards using the absolutely adorable Cat die set. So many fun options with these character dies and their accessories!
It’s Sandy here with a Pop it Ups card celebrating my Dad’s 93rd birthday. I’m so fortunate to have both of my parents with me. They are in their 90’s and living independently near me. I have many birthdays on my May calendar but none more important than my Dad’s. I made this card for him and I’m sure he will get a little chuckle out of it.
Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you to share a fun Pop it Ups card celebrating Easter. Spring is definitely here in the Southwest with beautiful blooms and warm days. Lucky the Rabbit is enjoying his day and he’s happy to find a lovely Easter Basket.