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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2019

It’s Christmas day and we’re all gathered around the tree, reflecting on this past year. We’re thankful for a lot of things –– good health, family, friends, and the like. Most of all, we’re thankful for you.

Our crafting family (that’s you!) makes everything brighter, especially this time of year. We’ve added so many new crafters to the Elizabeth Craft Designs family in 2019, and we’re looking forward to showing you all what we have in store for 2020!

From our home and hearts to yours, we’re wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays.

With love,
Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Santa Is Coming!

December 24, 2019

Here Comes Santa Claus! Hello – Samantha here…with my last Christmas card for the year! I completely love the idea of Santa’s alternative mode of transportation portrayed in this card…I can totally see him giving Rudolf the night off and flying around in this modified Safari Jeep!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut green card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Die cut the Adventures Edges wave die using white cardstock and to create a snowy background. Adhere to card base – trim.

Optional: Add machine stitched details.

Step 3: Using red, black and white cardstock die cut the Safari Jeep. Put aside the grill, side mirrors, and head lights to die cut (see Step 6) with silk microfine glitter.

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment on the ‘Safari Jeep’ bumper.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to red cardstock. 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: Die cut the remaining ‘Safari Jeep’ parts – grill, side mirrors, and head lights.

Step 7: Die cut the Santa using red, white, cream and black cardstock.

NOTE: Only the top half of Santa is required for this card.

Step 8: Assemble and adhere the Santa die cut peices together.

Step 9: Adhere the wheels to the card front, and start to assemble the Safari Jeep.

Step 10: Adhere Santa to the card front. Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the presents (from Santa’s Sleigh die) and adhere them to the card front.

TIP: Before permanently adhering the Santa and presents check that they align with the Jeep.

Step 11: Adhere the Jeep over the Santa and presents. Adhere additional die cut presents to the card front. Die cut and adhere Santa’s bell using gold card. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

Happy Crafting –– hope you enjoyed my final Christmas card for this year and that Santa will be visiting you tonight (preferably with some brand new crafting goodies!)

Merry Christmas!

Samantha

Other:

Pattern Paper

Gold Card stock

Cardstock – red/cream//white/black/green/purple/pink

Sequins

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

Googly Eyes

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Christmas Magic

December 21, 2019

Merry Christmas!  It’s Suzanne here today with a last minute Christmas card!

When I created this stamp, I knew it would be versatile when used with the dies.  And when I went to create this card, I was torn!  What would the focus be?  Christmas?  Believe?  Magic?  We have all three dies available to choose from!  I guess I should make one of each card, but because glitter was on my mind, I decided that a shiny “Magic” would be the focus.

This is how you can make this card:

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6 Last Minute Holiday Projects

December 18, 2019

The holiday season is here –- are you ready for it?

Sometimes, it helps to see a few ideas to spark some crafting inspiration. Today, with the help of some DT members and friends, we’ve pulled together 6 quick, last minute projects that you can make for the holiday! Enjoy!

Karen Ostergard

Suzanne Cannon

Anita Izendoorn

Katelyn Grosart

Tina Guigui Dornbaum

Diana Nguyen

We hope your holiday season is filled with lots of joy and craftiness!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Krista Schneider Silk Microfine Glitter

‘Tis The Season

December 17, 2019

Hello! Samantha here, welcome! When December 1st rolled by, I was already in Christmas mode! In fact, I’ve been looking forward to Christmas for awhile and couldn’t wait to put up our Christmas tree… Here is my Christmas card inspiration for today.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut pink card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Die cut the Adventures Edges wave die using pattern paper and cardstock to create a fun colourful snowy background. Adhere to pink card base – trim.

Optional: Add machine stitched details.

Step 3: Stamp and die cut the stars.

Step 4: Stamp the image, colour with your preferred medium. Die-cut the image out.

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

Step 6: Die cut the stars.

Step 7: Assemble card. Adhere the images and a stamped out sentiment to card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

As I had stamped the other images from Christmas Kid’s stamp set I created a second card. This time I created a starry background using the stars in the stamp set. It reminds me of one of my favourite Christmas song lyrics: “Children playing, having fun” – Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Cardstock – pink/blue

Pattern Paper

Sequins

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

Chameleon Pens: PK4/PK5/BL3/Y03/GR2/RD3

Copics: E0/E01

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Simple And Easy-To-Make Christmas Card Set

December 16, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today with my last guest design team blog post of the year. Are you ready for a few more Christmas cards? I have created plenty this year, but I still ran out of them, so I needed a few simple, fast and easy ideas to create a few more. So for these cards I decided to use mainly just the die cut dies and colored cardstock. So if you are looking for fast-to-make cards, this might be exactly what you are looking for. 

Here is how I created the cards: 

  • Die cut Soft Finish Cardstock with die cut dies of your choice. 
  • Arrange onto card bases and adhere.
  • Stamp the sentiment. 
  • Decorate with liquid or glitter pearls. Done! 

For the above card I also used a small piece of patterned paper, because it reminded me of snowfall. But you could also use colored cardstock (blue) instead and adhere the die cut snowflakes on place. 

I’ve also recorded a start-to-finish video of the steps for you to watch! I hope you enjoy watching it and give this idea a try! 

This is my last guest blog post of the year and it has been such a joy creating with and for Elizabeth Craft Designs the past year. I hope you have enjoyed my bi-monthly projects and got inspired to create a card or two! 

Wishing you all a lovely holiday season and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies

Other: 

Sizzix Big Shot A4
Hero Arts Chalkboard ink, black
Glue pen
Nuvo Vintage and Glitter Drops
Misti stamping tool

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

It’s That Time Again!

December 10, 2019

Hello everyone, Diane here to present you one of my Christmas cards. Christmas cards are my favorite to make and I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial.

Step 1: Card base

  • Cut 12 X 6 inches white cardstock and fold in half (to make a 6 X 6 inches card).
  • Cut a 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches square out of gold cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 blue cardstock.
  • Adhere each layer on top of the other with some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape .

Step 2: Background

  • Using the Planner Essentials Dies #1610 – Planner Patterns die set, die cut the middle pattern (boxes shapes) in some gold cardstock and once in red cardstock. Keep all the little parts in the pattern.
  • Put some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back of every other row of the gold die cut. Remove all the pieces not covered with the tape (see picture below).
  • Remove the tape and adhere on the card base.
  • Leaving the first row empty, adhere some red pieces with some Kids Choice Glue on the next row. Repeat for the next two rows (see picture below).

Step 3 : Reindeer

  • Using the #1681 Reindeer die set, die cut all the parts of the reindeer in colored cardstock.
  • Also using this die set, die cut all the parts of the wreath in different colors of cardstock.
  • Put together the reindeer and the wreath with some Kids Choice Glue as shown in the picture below.
  • Put some accent glitters on the lights of the wreath.
  • Put some googling eyes on the reindeer.
  • Adhere the reindeer on the right side of the card with some foam adhesive tape.

Step 4: Christmas gifts

  • Using the die set #1568 – Santa’s Sleigh, die cut 2 medium size gifts and one small gift using some green, red and yellow cardstock.
  • Die cut the bows for each gift, alternating the colors.
  • Using some Kids Choice Glue, assemble the gifts.
  • Glue the gifts on the left side of the card.

Step 5: Sentiments

  • Die cut the words ”happy” and ”holidays” out of the #1567 Words 5 – Winter Wishes die set into some red cardstock.
  • Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the words on the top of the card.

Here you go, the card is finish! Thank you for your visit and I hope you have tons of fun making you own Christmas card!

Diane

Other products used:
  • Gold mirror cardstock;
  • Red, green, yellow, blue cardstock (Bazzill was used on this card);
  • Nuvo – Glitter Drops – White Blizzard.
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‘Tis The Season

December 9, 2019

… to ‘Deck the Halls’!

Are you in the Christmas Spirit, and getting out all your favorite decorations?  Tree up? (I hope it twinkles and sparkles)!

This is a 6” x 6” card with white embossed card stock as the background and dark green as the backing. I’ve used pine needles and two ornaments from ECD’s ‘Beautiful Baubles’ to begin the festivities. 

I cut 2 pine branches, then a third, which was cut into several pieces to make the boughs dimensional. Star Dust glitter glue was added to resemble snow. The Berry Branch was added using Pearl Rose Craft Drops for the berries. 
The ornaments are 2 different pieces of glittery card stock, and I decided double bows made the ornaments ’perky’!

‘Joy’ and ‘Peace’ were added as my wishes to you. 

This saying from Thomas Wolfe is a favorite of mine, so I wanted to include it: “always leave a little room in your Holidays for miracles”

All my best wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year! See you in 2020!

Kathy Sabarese
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Design Team

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Flashback Technique Friday

November 29, 2019

It’s Flashback Technique Friday and today we’re giving you a chance to win a $75 gift card!

To enter, comment on your favorite holiday Technique Friday video and subscribe to our YouTube channel by Tuesday, December 3.

Here are just a few of the recent holiday Technique Friday Projects. Visit our YouTube channel to see all of them!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

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