Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a card full of love.
There are many ways you could make this card, just by changing the coordinating paper. This design was created for a younger person, but I challenge you to make one for someone in your life by changing up the colours and patterns –– I’d love to see them! Go ahead and share them on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Page!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my April guest design team project with you. I love basic dies for their versatility, and wanted to show how to create these fun and colorful –– but clean and simple –– cards with just a few easy-to-follow steps.
Here is what I did: Step 1: Die cut 12 hexagon pieces –– three of each of the 4 smallest sizes from the Fitted Hexagons die set, from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. Step 2: Fold a card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock approximately 14,5 x 10,5 cm in size and arrange the die cut hexagon pieces onto the card base. Step 3: Now place the die cut hexagons onto a craft mat in the exact same order and take three tones of Distress Ink to color them with an ink blending tool. Blend the colors together to create a gradient color pattern. Step 4: Adhere the inked hexagons in place with Kids Choice glue or Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut off any residues with scissors.
Step 5: Add water splatters onto the inked areas and let sit a bit, then dab with a piece of cloth. Step 6: Die cut a Fishtail Banner from white Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment from General Sentiments clear stamp set with black stamp ink onto the banner. Step 7: Adhere the smallest hexagons and the banner with 3D foam pads onto the card base and add a few silver sequins for decoration. The tweezers are great for this purpose!
I’ve also recorded a video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each particular step. Hope you like it!
Also while I was at it, I created an additional card, with yellow, orange and pink Distress Ink tones and the Stitched Hexagons die set. What a big difference it makes by only changing a color scheme!
That’s all from me today! I hope I could inspire you a bit with my April post. I’ll be back in June with another guest post. See you then!
Judi here! Graduation time is coming soon and I thought it would be fun to have a stack of Good Luck cards ready to send. I made them with my ‘By-the-Batch’ method –– one morning of cutting and layering and all ten cards were done. Suzanne Cannon’s Good Luck die is a perfect size for a card front!
Good Luck cards are useful year-round, just right for friends starting a job or moving to a new home, picking themselves up after a divorce, entering retirement, opening a business, entering retirement, and more…
Here’s how to whip up an easy batch of Good Luck cards:
Choose cardstock and patterned papers in coordinating colors to go with the ten 4” x 5” pieces in a Shimmer Sheetz Iridescent Sampler Pack. (Or choose the Gemstone Sampler Pack.)
Using the smallest die in the Stitched Ovals die set, cut a cardstock oval to layer onto each piece of Shimmer Sheetz.
Die cut Good Luck ten times, coordinating colors with ovals and Shimmer Sheetz.
Emboss and lightly sand each piece of Shimmer Sheetz. Wipe with damp paper towel.
Using the photos as a reference, layer and adhere pieces onto ten patterned top-fold card bases measuring 4.25” high by 5.25” wide (.25” narrower than a standard A2 size). Use three pieces of narrow Washi tape to secure the Good Luck die cuts! Optional: Back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhersive Sheet before die cutting Good Luck; skip the Washi tape.
TIP: Use the same By-the-Batch strategy to make birthday, anniversary, get well, or sympathy cards. Vary embossing folders to suit the occasion(s).
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Cardstock in assorted solid colors
Assorted embossing folders (Shown: circle and dot patterns)
It’s Sara here today. I have a new project for you to celebrate Spring. These tags are made from a recycled paper and die cut with Planner Essential 2 –– they are perfect for all of your Spring giving!
These are the steps to make them:
Distress the tags a little bit (as you like it –– this is not necessary)
Stamp the flowers from Color My Flowers stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercolor them (I’ve used a no-line technique but you can do as you prefer)
Once you have all colored, die cut them all and add a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center
Stamp your sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set
Die cut the leaves from a piece of vellum using the Leafy Branch 3 die
Add all your pieces with glue and mounting tape to create dimension and interest
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again. I am very honored to be able to continue as a guest blogger here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog bi-monthly this year. As my very first project for this year, I´d like to share a fun love-themed present set with you.
Here is what the finished project looks like:
Here is what I did:
Step 1: Die cut the light purple polka dot paper with the present box with the Pillow Box with Handle die. Also adhere the same paper as a background piece to a white card base. Step 2: Die cut the jar, the hearts, the tag and the straw from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Summer Drink die cut die set. Step 3: Now die cut the flamingos also from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Flamingos die cut die set. Step 4: Die cut a blue background piece from the Fly & Scrap paper collection papers with the Stitched Rectangles die. Step 5: Using Distress Inks color the flamingos, the jar, the hearts and the straw. I used mainly various pink tones and an ink blending tool for this step. Stamp a sentiment onto the jar tag. Step 6: Build the box, then assembly the flamingos and the jar together and adhere on place. Step 7: Decorate with a matching colored ribbon.
I´ve also recorded a process video for your to watch to give you a better idea on each an every step. Hope you enjoy it!
This is all from me for today. This type of love-themed project is perfect for so many occasions. Depending on the colours you choose, you can create something for Mother´s Day or for a Wedding or for a baby shower even!
I hope I could inspired you to play a little with your papers and dies. See you in April again! Happy crafting, Sanna Blog – Instagram – YouTube
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.
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.
Since we are in full swing of winter, that means in my house we are in full swing of cocoa consumption. It seems every other day new snow is falling and tired kiddos need a little post school pick me up of sweet hot chocolate. So today, I thought I would whip up a little zero calorie treat that fits the seasons of warming up in the form of a mug of cocoa and a melting marshmallow.
Step One: Stamp the focal images from the Marshmallow Snowmen stamp set onto some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the images in with alcohol markers. I used my copics.
Step Two: Die cute the images using the coordinating Marshmallow Snowmen die set.
Step Three: Using the Dashing Circles die set, die cut a ring from a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to create the rim of the mug. Die cut a circle that will fit inside the mug rim from a piece of Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to be the cocoa.
Step Four: Using a piece of polka dot printed paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose collection, die cut it with the Dashing Rectangle die set.
Step Five: To create the handle of the mug, die cut an ‘O’ from some Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock. Discard the ‘O’, and use the negative scrap from the inside of the letter. It sounds funny, but works perfectly.
Step Six: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the printed paper and mug/cocoa onto an A2 card frame.
Step Seven: Using some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mug handle.
Step Eight: Add a bit of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the bottom of the melting marshmallow. Add some three-dimensional squares to the top of the image. Adhere it to the shimmer sheetz circle. Adhere the stamped banner above the mug.
Step Nine: Stamp in brown ink, the sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments onto some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the sentiment and matte it with some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere it to the bottom left of the A2 card.
Step Ten: Using the same brown ink that you used to stamp the sentiment distress the edges of the A2 card frame.
What you get in the end is a fun mug of cocoa that is sure to brighten any child or chocolate-lover’s day.
Thanks for peeking in, and I hope you are staying warm.