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Sunday Stamping With Hedgehog Hollow – Layered Die-Cuts

June 18, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Sunday Stamping with Hedgehog Hollow on the ECD blog. I am so excited to be a guest blogger.  First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Alexandra and I run a crafty blog called Hedgehog Hollow,  I am a British mummy who recently moved to Ohio, blogging about my adventures on this side of the pond along with our Prickle’s crafty exploits!  I will be here once a month with a full video tutorial on cardmaking techniques.  Each video will have lots of tips and tricks and a few hacks along the way to give you the most from your crafty budget.  ECD even created this wonderful graphic for me to add to our monthly posts…

I love the new trend of layered die cuts, however, they end up being so pricey once you have bought all the layers. So, of course I decided to create my own and the ECD Chevrons Background die was perfect for this technique as would the Diamond Background die.  Here are the cards we are going to create in today’s tutorial. I chose a 4th of July theme but you could use any color combination, or amend the sentiment for a birthday or anniversary as the colors are great for a masculine card (something I always find a bit tricky)…

Isn’t it surprising how using the same three colors in a different order come out with such a different effect?  These are super simple cards, your die cutting machine does all the work for you!  Here is a step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your own layered die cuts…

If you wish to use the Diamond Background, cut it down the middle and offset each half for the perfect layered effect.  I have so many ideas with this die that it will definitely be featured in a future post, so stay tuned to the ECD blog and Hedgehog Hollow for more ideas and some of my favorite tools from today’s tutorial.  For today, here is your ECD supply list for the tutorial. We have an exclusive Hedgehog Hollow discount code on our crafty sale page, too…

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Cardstock – White; Red; Blue

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am excited to see you again for some more Sunday Stamping next month and I hope to see you at the Hollow soon.  You can also follow us for sneak peaks on Instagram @HedgehogHollow or catch me each day at 11.30EST on Facebook for more stamping tips and tricks.

Happy Stamping!

Susan's Garden Club

Masculine Carnation Card

December 30, 2016

Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with my final post of the year for Susan’s Garden Design Team. It’s been a wonderful year working with Susan’s beautiful flower dies as well as many other Elizabeth Craft Designs products. I’ll surely miss it, but look forward to seeing all the new designs from this amazing company and hope to come back to visit as a guest designer in 2017. Today I’ve created a masculine card using Susan’s Carnation die to prove that you can use flowers on cards for men, too.

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Maritime Joy Fold Father’s Day Card

June 20, 2015

Hello Friends,

It’s Debra with you today. Father’s Day is tomorrow and, just in case you are still in need of a fabulous card for your beloved dad, I created a fun joy fold card using the new Maritime Peel-Offs. Coloring the peel offs with distress inks and a water brush make this unique card fast and easy to complete.

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Here’s how I made this card:

1. Cut a piece of red cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 3″ and fold with the fold on the left side. Cut a piece of gray cardstock to 3″ x 8″. Emboss gray piece with Lots of Dots embossing folder and then score at 4″ with the fold on the right. These are your card base and insert card.

2. Cut pattern paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″, a piece each of white and red cardstock to 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and a piece of striped pattern paper to 2-3/4″ x 4″. Ink all pieces with black ink. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white piece.

3. Die cut a 4″ x 1″ piece of pattern paper with the wave die from Beach Edges.

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4. Adhere the large sailboat and steering wheel peel offs to white cardstock. Color  with Distress Ink markers and a water brush. Trim out finished peel offs leaving a small white edge. Add glitter dot to center of wheel.

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5. Assemble the card. Adhere the pattern paper to the inside of the red card base. Add wavy border strips on top and bottom of pattern piece. Adhere striped piece to outside of short piece. Tie twine around short piece with knot on the front.

6. Adhere the white stamped piece inside the embossed gray piece and the red piece on the outside of the embossed gray piece. Add waves to bottom of front of gray piece. Add glitter dots around the edges. Adhere sailboat on foam adhesive. Cut two waves from the wave border 3 times to use as “seagulls” on the background of the gray piece around the ship.

7. With red base closed, position the closed gray piece so that it is centered and adhere the back only to the inside of the red base. Your joy fold will now open the red to the left and the gray to the right. Add the colored wheel peel off on foam adhesive at the bottom corner of the gray card to hold in the closed position.

8. Add knot, bottle, seashell peel offs and additional wavy strip to inside of gray part to complete.

This card could easily be adapted for a masculine birthday by changing the sentiment.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

2592 Maritime Peel-Off black
1034 Corners and Borders black
981 Beach Edges
E114 Lots of Dots embossing folder
7018 Glitter Dots black/silver

Other:

Pattern Paper – Authentique – Seaside
Cardstock – red, gray, white
Stamped sentiment
Foam Adhesive
Black Ink
Twine
Distress Markers- Pumice Stone, Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire
Water brush

Masculine Gate-Fold Card

August 7, 2014

Good morning! It’s Karen Aicken here and I have a masculine birthday card to share today. Gate-Fold cards have been around for a long time, but it’s also been a long time since I’ve made one!

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1.  Cut your patterned card stock 5-1/2″ tall and 8-1/2″ wide, as you would for a standard A2 card.

2. With the 8-1/2″ side at the bottom of the scoring board, score a vertical line at 2-1/8″ from each side. Note: The ScorePal has markings on it to make a Gate-Fold card! The two sides fold forward, meeting at the center front to create an A2 sized card.

3.  Cut decorative panel from patterned card stock (3-1/4 x 4-1/2) and ink edges with brown.

4.  Cut white card stock (2-3/4 x 4″) and lightly stipple with blue ink and ink edges with brown.

5.  Die cut the sprig from Kraft card stock and lightly ink edges.

6.  Cut two pinecone base from Kraft card stock and two overlays from brown. Adhere the overlays to the bases and set aside.

7.  Add the white panel to the decorative panel, then arrange/adhere the sprig and one pinecone as shown. Lay this now finished decorative panel on the front of your Gate-Fold card, centering it as shown. Make light pencil marks on the back to show where to add the adhesive. You only want to adhere it to one front panel. It looks like it’s attached to both sides, but then the card wouldn’t open.

8. Thread a button with Bakers Twine and attach to the panel with Glossy Accents.

9.  For the inside, cut a decorative panel  (4 x 5-1/4″) and ink the edges. Attach inside, centering it between the two folds  and the top & bottom edge.

10. Cut a white card stock panel measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″. Using the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper die cut the words across the top edge. Trim the panel at both ends of the bar beneath the words. Stipple panel lightly with blue, ink edges with brown, and add fine line details to the letters with a fine nib black marker.

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11.  Stamp greeting on this white panel and adhere the 2nd pinecone as shown.

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Here is another peek, with the card in the closed position …

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Gate-Fold cards are quick and easy to make, and give your standard  A2 cards just a little something extra for the recipient. I hope you will get out some Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and make one yourself!

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies Used:

766 Pinecone
765 Sprig With Berries
937 Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper

Other supplies used:

Patterned paper – Recollections
White and Kraft card stock –
Button – Papertrey Ink
Bakers Twine
Birthday stamp – My Favorite Things
Black fine Sharpie
Glossy Accents (to adhere button)

Thanks for stopping by today. 

 

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