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Cosmos Birthday Card

July 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super easy card to share with you using the Garden Notes Cosmos die set. I just love this set because the Cosmos flowers come in a wide range of colors. The splashes of color on your card is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Below are the steps to create your own Cosmos 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 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets on both sides of Fun Foam, remove the release sheets and adhere to card.

Step 3 – Add any watercolor markers onto an acrylic block. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush colors Persian Blue and Light Green. Spray with water and place it on top of watercolor paper. Hold it in place for a few seconds and you have an instant watercolor background. Trim to 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″. Adhere it to Black Cardstock trimmed to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ using 3mm Clear Double Sided Tape. Adhere the panel to the card front.

Step 4 – Diecut Cosmos using White Soft Finish Cardstock and color in using any color medium of your choice. I used Tri-Blend Markers Bright Pink and Orange. Assemble and shape the flowers using the Susan’s Garden 4pcs All Metal Tool Set. Optional – add Pollen Yellow to the center of the flowers. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Banner Sentiments onto Black Cardstock using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it using a heat tool.

Step 6 – Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners using the sentiment created from Step 5. Adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the colors, sentiment and background. Below is a link to all the products used.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Hippo Birthday Card

June 16, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here.

Today I am sharing a card using the new Hippo/Rhino character dies from Joset Designs. I decided on a simple background to showcase the Hippo.

Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim Silver Grey Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Apply Alcohol Pearl Ink onto Yupo Paper. I used Tranquil and mixed it with an Alcohol Blending Solution. Let dry thoroughly. Trim to 5″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Hippo/Rhino using Coloured Cardstock or White Soft Finish Cardstock and color in Hippo using Alcohol Markers. I used Tri-Blends. Assemble the Hippo using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Happy Birthday using White Soft Finish Cardstock. To create the shadow place the die on black cardstock and trace the outline using a pencil. Fussy cut it out. Adhere to diecut to the shadow cut out then adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess, heat set it using a heat tool. Trim and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle apply some CrystalNuvo Drops.

The Hippo is such a fun character and I just love his tongue! Don’t you?

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Peel-Off Stickers Soft Finish Cardstock

Have A Magical Day

June 15, 2019

Hi Everyone!

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!

EK Gorman


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Joset Designs

Floating Monkey Card

May 8, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super fun card to share using the Monkey and Party Accessories dies from Joset Designs. I don’t normally make card sizes other than A2 or 6×6 but for this one I wanted lots of balloons to give the illusion of a floating monkey. The finished card measures 7 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ folded. Below you will find the easy steps to create your own floating monkey card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish 110lbs Cardstock to 7 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, score at 3 3/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card.

Step 2 – Trim Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish to 3″ x 6 1/2″. Stamp Safari Sayings Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. (I used washi tape to cover Go Bananas before inking the stamp. Be sure to remove the washi tape before stamping). Adhere to card with 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Using Life Changing Brushes apply Distress Oxide Inks on White Soft Finish Cardstock. (I used Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain).
Diecut Monkey using the correct colored cardstock for each piece. Assemble the Monkey using Fine Tweezers and Kids Choice Glue. Be sure to use a black fine tip marker to draw the mouth (just follow the embossed area).

Step 5 – Using Life Changing Brushes apply Distress Oxide Inks on scrap pieces of White Soft Finish Cardstock using various colors. Diecut Party Accessories (Balloon and String 8 times). Assemble the string behind the balloon using Kids Choice Glue. I layered all the balloons so it was one piece. Intertwine the string around the tail of the monkey. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

The Floating Monkey Card makes a fun birthday card that will anyone smile who receives it. Below is a link to all the products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Distress Oxide Inks

Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

How To Make These Cute Birthday Tag Critters

March 12, 2019

Hey Friends. It’s EK Gorman here today sharing some tags I created using the some of the new critter dies sets.

One of my favorite things about the new critter dies from Joset is that they are so incredibly versatile. What was originally designed for some safari fun, can easily be turned into a bit of everyday birthday day labels. Today, I am taking a few of the new critter dies and turning them into the perfect tags to hang from birthday presents for both the old and young.

Step One: Die cut the piece from the Zebra die set and some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Color the zebra strip die cuts with some alcohol markers. I used N8 copics.

Step Three: Color the hair, tail and hooves with alcohol markers. I used N6, N8, and 100.

Step Four: Color the body, head, legs and ears with alcohol markers. I used N0, N2, and N4.

Step Five: Color the nose and ears with alcohol markers. I used R00, R20, and R22.

Step Six: Assemble the body of the Zebra using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Seven: Using Kids Choice glue, add the zebra stripes to the body. Tweezers help in the placing of these small parts. I used the ones from the 4pc all Metal tool set.

Step Eight: Repeat Steps one through seven, but using the Monkey die set and the Little Chick die set. The Monkey parts were colored with E21, E23, E25, E27 and E29. The Little Chick was colored with Y00, Y02, Y06 and Y08 plus YR15 and YR16.

Step Nine: Die cut balloons, party hats and fun party accessories from the Party Accessories die set. Color them with alcohol markers. I used RV00, RV02, RV04 and RV06 for the pink accessories, R05, R24, R29 and R89 for the red accessories, Y21, Y26 and Y28 for the gold crown, B12, B16 and B18 for the blue balloon, and N4, N6, and N8 for the black mustache. Adhere the accessories to the critters with Kids Choice Glue.

Step Ten: Trim a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock, True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock and Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Then die cut the top of the tag from the Tags & More Lattice die set. Trim off any excess paper.

Step Eleven: Add the lattice die cut effect to both the top and the bottom of the tags using the Tags & More Lattice dies.

Step Twelve: Add tag reinforcements from the tag die set to the top of the tags. I mixed and matched paper colors to add a bit of whimsy to the card.


Step Thirteen: Adhere the critters and party accessories to the tags. Stamp a sentiment onto each tag using the Safari Sayings sentiment stamp set. Finally, add some colorful ribbon to the top of each tag. I also added some glossy accents to the top of all they party accessories so that the accessories were shinny.

Thank you for peeking in today to my project today. I hope you think they are as much fun as I do. Make sure to share how you are playing with the collection of new critter dies over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page.

Until then, happy crafting!

EK Gorman


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Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

Hello Sunshine Inside Shadow Box Card

January 8, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here with my first post for 2019. Before we get started I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and I wish you all a fabulous year ahead. With the holidays over I thought I would share a card without a snow theme… so I am sharing some sunshine and color your way using the Color My Flowers Stamp set. Below are the instructions so you can make your own Floral Inside Shadow Box.

Step 1 – Trim a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock measuring 8 1/2″ x 11″ in half so you have 2 sheets measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

Step 2 – The first sheet will be scored at 4 1/4″ an folded in half. You will need to trim 1/2″ from the back. See photos.

Step 3 – The second sheet will be scored at 1/2″, 4 1/4″ and 4 3/4″. Fold all and then snip about 1/8″ off from the 1/2″ section. See photos.

Step 4 – Using the first sheet you will emboss the Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Ovals. This will be the front of your card. See photo.

Step 5 – Mask the outer section of the embossed area as you will be stamping on the inside of the embossed oval. Stamp Color My Flowers Clear Stamps all around the inner edge using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Remove the masking carefully.

Step 6 – Stamp Sentiment Banner underneath the Embossed Oval. I used Hello Sunshine!

Step 7 – The second sheet you will diecut the Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Oval. This will be the opening of your shadow box which will be decorated. See photo.

Step 8 – Now we need to assemble the two sheets. Place 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to second sheet on the 1/2″ area. Remove the relase sheet and align it with the crease of sheet one. Fold over the front and press firmly to secure it. See photo.

Step 9 – Turn it over and add 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the edge and crease. Remove the release sheet and close the right side and then fold the left side. See photos.

Step 10 – Stamp Color My Flowers on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Memento Ink for Alcohol Coloring. It will be the same flowers and leaves you used for the front of the card. Color in the stamped images using Alcohol Markers of your choice. I used Winsor & Newton Promarkers. Diecut the images with the matching dies. Adhere the flowers and leaves in the same position as the front and adhere to the inside of the Oval using Kid’s Choice Glue. For added interest use a White Gel Pen to add sme detail to the flowers.

Step 11 – For added interest and sparkle add some colored sequins to the center of the flowers on the front of the card.

I hope you enjoyed a break from all the Holiday and Winter cards. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the images, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Elisabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Memento Black Ink

White Gel Pen

Winsor & Newton Promakers

Joset Designs Krista Schneider

Non Traditional Color Holiday Card

December 30, 2018

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here and this will be my last post for 2018. I want to wish you all Happy Holidays and see you again in 2019. By now Christmas has passed but I am sure you are still having parties or visiting friends and family. I have a super easy and fun card to share with you for those last minute unexpected holidays cards. It uses the Snowflakes and Winter Bears Clear Stamps by Krista Schneider and the Polar Bear from Joset’s Designs. Here are instructions so you can make your own Non Traditional Color Holiday Card.

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Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock

Clean And Simple Christmas Cards

December 9, 2018

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here and it´s time for my December guest blog post tutorial. It has been snowing a little here in Austria the past few days which inspired me to create a set of clean and simple Christmas cards using Shimmer Sheetz, the Ornate Snowflakes die set and Holiday Cheer clear stamp set.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Club

Bird Cage with Nasturtiums and Berry Branches

November 13, 2018

 

Hello Crafty Friends!  Christine here today with a project featuring Susan’s new Garden Notes Nasturtiums die set.  I have had the bird cage for a while and have been wanting to do a project with it so when the nasturtium set came out I knew that it was perfect for the bird cage, purchased at a craft store.

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