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A Closer Look At Our New Release!

July 22, 2019

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 😊

1. Tina Guigui Dornbaum

2. Tanja Kabel

3. Anita Izendoorn

4. EK Gorman

5. Joset van de Burgt

6. Sandy Diller

And, some we’ve been hiding…

With a release like this, how can you possibly choose your favorite?

Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Group to see project ideas, and share your own!

Joset Designs

For A Special Girl

July 2, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and I created this sweet elephant card for a very special little girl using products from Joset’s new collection!

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • Die cut all the elements necessary from white Soft Finish Cardstock using dies from the Elephant and Cat sets

Step 2: Coloring and Assembly

  • Color the elements using Alcohol Markers
  • Add extra shading with Distress Ink (Black Soot, Worn Lipstick)
  • Assemble the adorable little elephant
  • Add highlights to the eyes with a white gel pen and blush to the cheeks with a Pitt Pastel Pencil

Step 3: Creating a Background

  • Cut out a rectangle from watercolor paper
  • Apply Distress Ink Worn Lipstick through a stencil
  • Add a strip of washi tape to the bottom left corner
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Build your own Sentiments 1 set at the top right with Altenew Crisp Ink Galactic Storm

Step 4: Putting Everything Together

  • Use clear double-sided adhesive and double-sided foam adhesive to adhere all the elements to the background panel
  • Add a strip of grey cardstock and a strip of glitter paper to the left side of the panel before gluing it down onto a white card base

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink (Black Soot, Worn Lipstick)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Washi Tape
Stencil
Altenew Crisp Ink Galactic Storm
grey cardstock
glitter paper

ModaScrap

How To Create This Quick Card For Summer

June 12, 2019

Hello everyone!

It’s Sara here today, and I have a new summery project for you: a sailor card, which is perfect both for a young boy and for an adult one.

Don’t know why I went for a round shape, but maybe I’ve thought about the waves. Who cares?

So, all you have to do is:

  • Cut a circle with the third larger die from Dashing circles on to a folded piece of cardstock, minding that you have to off set it just a little bit in order to create a round folding card.
  • With the same die cut a piece of light blue paper, and shade it with Distress Ink to create a night sky.
  • For the waves fussy cut three pieces of vellum with different  widths, add a little bit of white embossing powder to the borders
  • Stamp and watercolor the bear from Sailor’s life stamp set with no line technique and die cut it with the matching die.
  • Cut a circular frame with the circle die you use before and the fourth larger.
  • Assemble all your piece with Kid’s choice glue and mounting tape to create some dimension.

And that’s it! Hope you like it!

Sara

Kraft cardstock, Distress ink, Vellum, White embossing powder, Watercolor

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Let Your Dreams Soar

June 9, 2019

Hi everyone, Diana here. I am loving these new Adventure Animals dies by Joset –– they are so cute! They come together very easily –– Joset has some great videos on how to put them together and I think the best part about them is that you can arrange them in different ways. I decided to make my elephant “float” in the air. I found the perfect quote to go with it in Suzanne Cannon’s Soar Collection.

Tall and Skinny is the way to go with this design

In order to have all my elements fit, I went with a tall and skinny design that would fit inside a business envelope.

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5″ x 8.25″.
  2. I die cut out the elephant and 4 of the right legs since I was doing a side view of the elephant out of white soft cardstock.
  3. I also cut out the balloons and grass from Balloons and Tree die set.
  4. Distress Oxides were used to color all the different pieces. Hickory Smoke and Tattered Rose for the elephant; Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage for the grass; Candied Apple and Salty Ocean for the balloons.
  5. To make the background, I used the clouds from the Rainbow Sky die set to make a cloud mask. Die cut several clouds and adhere to a strip to make a quick cloud border. Scoot the mask back and forth so the clouds don’t look the same on every layer.
Easy cloud background

6. Stamp “Let your dreams soar” along the top edge first. I then went down the left and right side. The strip of grass is a great “fudge factor” so that you don’t have to worry about ending at just the right place.

The script lettering frames the image really well.

7. Tie a piece of gray twine to the balloons and loop the other end around the elephants trunk. I adhere the balloons first and then stretch the elephant down until the twine was straight. Pop up the heart and the elephant on foam tape to give the card a bit more dimension.

8. I added a 1/16″ matting to the piece before adhering it to the card base.

So cute!

I hope this inspires you to think outside of the usual A2 size card base. I’m not super fond of making my own envelopes but we all usually have some business envelopes lying around. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Diana Nguyen

Other products used:

Blue cardstock, twine, Distress Oxide inks, foam tape

Joset Designs

Quick Birthday Card Using The New Release!

June 8, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Joset here as your guest designer!

I’m very excited to be sharing one of the new dies in my latest collection for my project today. I’ll be using the Cat in combination with the Party Accessories from my previous collection, the Balloons and a few other dies. It’s a quick and easy card to create and specially fun for kids and cat lovers. Lets’ get started!

Instructions:

  1. Create a A2 size card from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  2. Cut a rectangle from patterned paper measuring 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to card front.
  3. Cut a stitched rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the 3rd largest die from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
  4. Stamp Happy Birthday with Black Ink.
  5. Die cut all the pieces for the cat and party accessories from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with Distress Ink. For more information on how to assemble the cat, check out my YouTube video HERE.
  6. Die cut balloon and color. Ad string and adhere balloon to the cat’s tail.
  7. Adhere cat and balloon to card front as shown.

That’s the card! I hope you have fun with this cute new collection! Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook to share what you’re making!

Happy Crafting!

Joset

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

How To Use Sentiments To Create A Background

June 6, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a sweet and simple card to share with you using sentiments to create a background. I used the Garden Party Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider. 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)

Step 2 – Trim Soft Finish Café au Lait to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp Garden Party sentiments (Bloom, Blossom, Grow) using a soft brown Ink. You could mix it up but I decided on the sentiments repeating on each row. Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Squares. Save the inner square. Diecut Dashing Rectangles and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Stamp Garden Party image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the image using alcohol markers. I used Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir. Diecut the image with the matching die.

Step 4 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Squares using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the center square from Step 2 on top of the Dotted Scallop Square diecut and then the diecut image using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Optional – Wrap some twine around the bottom 3 times and tie a bow. Adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Products Used:
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bloom Bloom Bloom!

June 5, 2019

When I first started playing with this stamp set, I had plans to arrange the leave and flowers more traditionally. Instead I went with what I love –– pattern play –– looking for fun ways to arrange and layout patterns onto my card front.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using pattern paper and card stock, stamp and die cut the flowers and leaves from Color My Flowers set.

Step 2: Position the flowers and leaves on to your card front measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm

Step 3: (Optional) Before adhering the flower add machine stitched details to the leaves on your card front.

Step 4: Adhere the flowers using foam tape.

Step 5: Use watermark ink to stamp the sentiment three times on to black cardstock, apply white embossing powder, then heat set.

Step 6: Trim the sentiments and adhere to your card front.

Step 7: Embellish with a twine bow and sequins. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Thank you for stopping by! For me this is a quick and easy way to create with stamps and their co-ordinating cut out dies. All you need is pattern paper, cardstock, and a fun layout…

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Foam Tape/Tape Runner

Sewing Machine

Cuttlebug

Pattern Paper

Twine

Sequins

Watermark Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat Tool

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

A Way With Words ModaScrap Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Happily Ever After –– 12 Projects You’ll Want To Recreate This Wedding Season

June 3, 2019

Wedding season is here! Showering the happy couple with love and support is easy with handmade gift. With the help of our Design Team, we’ve gathered 12 projects you’ll want to create for the big day!

For tutorials, click the Design Team member’s name or picture. *Not applicable on all*

Wedding Cards

Tanja Kabel
Yogi Grunwald
Samantha Klaebe
Katelyn Grosart
Karen Ostergard
Joyce Schmidt
Diane Prince

Gifts & Memory Keeping

ECD Staff
Kelly Booth
Laura Gilhuly

For The Big Day

EK Gorman
Suzanne Cannon

We hope you enjoyed these fun ideas! There are so many possibilities for handmade projects –– what will you create?

Be sure to check out the products used below, and join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Group to share your wedding season projects!

Happy Crafting!

Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Collect Beautiful Moments

May 14, 2019

Hello crafters! It is Luciana here, with a floral card ready to collect a picture, a poem or just a message for your dearest ones.

Here’s the step-by-step:

Step 1. Base
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12×8, and fold in half to make a 6×8 card.
From an other sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 6×8, cut out an oval frame using the second bigger metal die from the set Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Ovals.

Step 2. Sentiment
Cut out a circle from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, using the second smaller metal die from the set Dashing Circles.
Stamp on it the sentiment “Collect Beautiful Moments” from the set of stamps Remember.
Add it on the low right corner of the frame.

Step 3. Leaves
Cut out from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, the following leaves:
Garden Notes – Hosta Leaves
Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
Garden Notes – Clematis (only the leaves)
Garden Notes – French Pumpkin (only the leaves)

Color them as showed below.
Add the veins using the leaf tool and the leaf pad.
With the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details.
Adhere the leaves around the oval of the frame, as shown in the pictures below.

Step 4 . Prairie Rose
Cut a set of Garden Notes – Prairie Rose (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. With the ball tool, add the curling to the paper.
Use the ball tool and the tweezers to wrap the pistil pieces.
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistil.
Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistil.
Adhere the flowers in the hight left corner of the oval frame.

Step 5. Crocus
Cut 3 sets of Garden Notes – Crocus (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals.
Wrap the pistils pieces with the tweezers
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistils.
Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistils.
Adhere the flowers in the low right corner of the oval frame.

Step 6: Assemblage
Adhere under the oval an element that you would emphasize (it could be a picture, a message, or a poem). Then adhere it on the card.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
Luciana

other:
nuvo drops black;
watercolors
distress ink pad


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