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DIY Birdhouse Ornament!

November 26, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I am going to show you how to turn the adorable little birdhouse into a Christmas Ornament.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed using dies from the Birdhouse set
  • use white Soft Finish Cardstock and woodgrain cardstock

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers
  • add shading to the birdhouse with Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
  • use Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils to add shading to the other elements
  • add highlights to the lights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Creating Glitter Embossing Powder

  • add some Versamark to the snow bank and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • before the embossing powder sets sprinkle on some Cold Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
  • heat the snow bank up again and the glitter melts into the clear embossing powder

Step 4: Assembly

  • use clear double-sided adhesive or liquid glue to assemble the birdhouse
  • before gluing on the roof make sure to add a strand of natural twine as a hanger

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
woodgrain cardstock
Alcohol Marker
Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
white gel pen
twine
Versamark
clear embossing powder

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love You To The Moon & Back Tag

October 5, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m excited to be sharing with you my Love you to the Moon & Back Tag which features a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from the Planner Essentials and Els van de Burgt Studio.

See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Place the Butterflies & Stars stencil on the tag and using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink through the stencil. Move the stencil as desired around the tag and blend ink through it.

Step Three. Die cut the Ornament from the Love, Joy & Peace Ornament out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the top portion of the ornament off.

Step Four. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply a sticky note a 1/8″ in on the left hand side of the stitched circle. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Moon & Back sentiment from the Soar Collection stamp set and stamp in the middle of the circle. Make sure that the majority of the moon gets stamped onto the sticky note.

Step Five. Die cut the Star spray from the Butterflies & Stars Sprays out of a piece of Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need seven stars from the spray.

Step Six. Adhere the ornament to the stitched circle. Foam square the stitched circle to the right hand side of the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere the three of the stars around the Moon & Back sentiment. Adhere the other four stars as desired on the tag.

Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine to the top of the tag.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love you to the Moon & Back Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Twine
Joset Designs Krista Schneider

Summer Tag Trio

August 8, 2019

Hi there!

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Summer Tag Trio.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • Cut some custom tags using the largest of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails
  • Add the hole with a hole punch

Step 2: Stamping

  • Stamp the images from the Sun & Surf set and the sentiments from the Beach Sentiments set with alcohol marker friendly ink

Step 3: Coloring

  • Color the images with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Step 4: Ink Blending

  • Add some Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers) to the tags with the help of a Blending Brush

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  • Thread matching twine through the holes of the tags

Have fun creating your own summer tags.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Others
Hole Punch
My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink
Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers)
Blending Brushes
Twine
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Joset Designs Technique Friday Videos

Assembling the Holiday House Box | Technique Friday

August 2, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Holiday House Box. This is perfect for decorative box for gifts, battery-operated candles, your tree and more!

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!

Happy Crafting!

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

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!

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Unicorn Planner Pages

July 12, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is creating these adorable planner pages to celebrate her granddaughter’s birthday!

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Friday!

A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

Create Your Own Pin-Ups!

June 26, 2019

Hello, all! Judi here. I thought it would be fun to make some pins that can be worn again and again for special events like birthdays and anniversaries, taking the place of a corsage that only lasts for a day or two –– and, in the case of the star with ribbon, can be made in masculine colors. 

I chose ‘Make a Wish’ and ‘Special Day’ word dies from the A Way With Words collection to ensure that the pins can be used for a wide variety of celebrations! For example: The Special Day pin might be worn by someone spending their first day in a new home or by a mom- to-be at her baby shower; and the Make a Wish pin could be worn by the guest of honor at a graduation party!

1. Combine a double layer of die cut Shimmer Sheetz Stitched Circles with gathered lace. Secure the lace to the Stitched Circle with a slightly smaller Fitted Circle die cut from Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Use two V-cut ribbon tails to accent the double layer Stitched Star. Both pins are backed with synthetic suede for durability (and in the case of the circle, to hide and further secure the gathered portion of the lace). Optional: Lightly sand the circle prior to adding words.

2. Die cut words from Shimmer Sheetz. For the circle, back with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet prior to cutting. Make a Wish will be adhered with small snippets of Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs because the words extend past the star and can’t be adhesive-backed. Optional: Alter the star and Make A Wish with alcohol inks prior to die cutting.

3. Finish the back with a slightly smaller die cut circle or star cut from synthetic suede backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet prior to die cutting. Hide the flat part of the pin-back finding with a small die cut synthetic suede circle, notched at the sides to ensure that the pin-back can easily open and close.  

More ideas:

  • Use other dies to cut the simple shapes like Stitched or Scalloped Edge ovals or circles.
  • Incorporate event-specific greetings like Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary.
  • Go over-the-top with gems, dangling charms, dimensional flowers or other embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed this project, and inspired you to recreate your own pins!

Judi Kauffman

Other –

Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs, Non-stick scissors (to cut Tabs), Wide lace, Sheer dotted ribbon with metallic edge, Needle and thread (to gather lace), Synthetic suede, Pin-back findings

Optional:  Sanding block, Alcohol inks and applicator tool, Gems, charms, more embellishments

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!

ModaScrap Planner Essentials

Father’s Day Gift Idea

May 18, 2019

Hello, it’s Sandy here today!

We all know how difficult it can be to come up with a gift or card for the men in our lives, so I’m here to share an idea using my dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials. I love my ECD Planner but wanted to show you another way to use the great elements from this collection.

This fun photo holder can act as a card by folding it up to mail, or as a photo frame to display all of Dad’s favorite photos. It is perfect for his desk because it’s double-sided. I’ve added some small tags to each section so a personal message or information could be added.

This is a fun project –– so let’s get started making it.

I knew that I wanted 5 panels so the first thing to do is cut 10 large tags, 10 small tags and 10 Photo Frames. I have linked all the products below so you can easily find the sets I used. Also needed is 10 black strips of black cardstock to go on the frames behind the word “photo”. 1″ is the perfect height.

The Manly Man Paper Collection from ModaScrap was used for this project.

Assembly of the tags is pretty fast and easy. The black strip was added to the back and then the larger tag was added directly above that. The sizing on these are perfect.

With that completed, the small tags were stamped and decorated using the dies and stamps in the collection. For the final touch I edged all the tags with some brown ink. I then set everything aside to work on the stand.

To make the stand, two sheets of 120# black cardstock were used. The tags are about 3″ wide so the panels measure 3.25″ X 5.5″. I simply scored and folded the cardstock every 3.25″ and left a connecting tab on one end of the first section. When the two panels were connected a tag was positioned on the panel and a pencil line was added where a cut line should be. A few quick snips with the scissors and its ready to go.

Double-sided foam tape was added to each panel so it would stand out from the base. After adding the small tags with a black brad, I laid the panels out for placement.

A couple little trinkets were added from the Tim Holtz collection: the key, the stars and the charm (where 2019 was added).

All that is left now is to add my personal messages, information and photos. I’ll use the same photo frame from the die set to cut the photos so they will fit perfectly.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope this has sparked a few ideas.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting,

S@ndy

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