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Els van de Burgt Studio Shimmer Sheetz Silk Microfine Glitter

Holiday Ornaments 2

September 30, 2016

By Els van de Burgt

**GIVEAWAY**

Hello, Everyone. Today it’s all about Holiday Ornaments! It’s Els here with a blog post that’s a bit different from usual. Instead of the project with instructions I would like to invite you to join me over at Technique Friday with Els where I’ve got a video tutorial as well as a downloadable project sheet. 

I hope you will enjoy it AND I hope you will sign up to receive an email every time a new Technique Friday with Els is available. Getting that automatic notification will ensure you never miss a video or project sheet!

The leaves are still falling here in Colorado, but the holidays will be here SOON. It’s time to make easy ornaments using a masking/stenciling technique and colorful Silk Microfine Glitter…See you over at the YouTube Channel. I’m just one click away.

We’ll be offering another GIVEAWAY for this week’s video. Five winners will receive the Els van de Burgt Studio Ornament Set 3, 3 Silk Microfine Glitter colors, and Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheets. Simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on the video by Tuesday, October 4th. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 5th.

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A Way With Words – New Merry Christmas

August 13, 2016

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Hello!!  It’s Wanda here today and I’m super excited to be sharing a project using the brand new Merry Christmas from the A Way With Words line by designer Suzanne Cannon.  Christmas will be here in a flash and it’s not too soon to start those cards!!! I’m also using the new CountryScapes Fence and, of course, some old favorites.  I love how the glittery swirls on this background make me think of a snowy day in winter. Continue Reading

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Christmas Centerpiece

December 13, 2015

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Hello, this is Jackeline from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team. Christmas is around the corner and to stay in the spirit I prepared a decorative centerpiece for the Christmas dinner table using one of my favorite dies from the Els Van de Burgt Studio collection, the Poinsettia (1067).

Safety first: This project is for battery-operated candles ONLY, not the kind with wick and wax.

  Let’s get started:

  1. Die cut 30 silhouette poinsettias in green cardstock to use as the leaves.
  2. Die cut 30 decorative poinsettia overlays in 100lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Then color the poinsettias with Barn Door Distress ink .IMG_5451
  3. Die cut 30 silhouette poinsettias in white cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Remove the backing from the tape; cover the adhesive with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off any excess glitter and polish the glitter with a fingertip.
  4. Build the Poinsettias: Layer a decorative overlay on top of a glittered silhouette (shapes match and align). Add this to a green silhouette, offset to ensure that the green leaves are visible. Add a cluster of six Red Glitter Dots peel-offs to the center of each Poinsettia. Refer to the photo below.

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  1. Decorate the top of the candles with some twine and Christmas buttons.IMG_5453

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6. Center the two decorated candles on the rectangular shaped holiday theme platter as shown above.

7. To create height in the centerpiece, use silicone glue to attach the foam half-balls on the plate around the candles.

8. Use silicone glue to attach the poinsettias, overlapping them as shown in the photo so they hide the foam half-balls.

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Turn on the battery-operated candles and enjoy your centerpiece. Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Jackeline.

SUPPLIES LIST:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

1067 – Poinsettia

7018 – Red Glitter Dots

614 – True Red-Silk Microfine Glitter

PSF102 – Soft Finish Cardstock 270gr /100Lb

502 – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″

801 – Fine Pointed Tweezers by Elizabeth Craft Designs

802 – Fine Pointed Scissors by Elizabeth Craft Designs

OTHERS:

Green cardstock

Silicone glue

Twine

Battery-operated pillar candles

Holiday theme buttons

Barn Door Distress Ink

Rectangular platter measuring  17″ x 7 1/2″

12 Foam half-balls (2 1/2″ diameter)

Els van de Burgt Studio

Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

December 8, 2015

Hi there! It’s Marsha here again with a minimal but stylish idea to decorate your seasonal gifts.

Busy season has kicked in and I’m on the look-out for easy to do handmade projects that take minimal effort.

I was looking at a magazine and saw these beautiful gift tags with fresh greenery attached to them. I loved the idea, it’s easy to do, but you can’t really prepare this in advance, as the fresh leaves and berries won’t keep until the holidays. Unless… you make them out of paper!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

The individual steps for these tags hardly take any time, so I think this is an excellent project you can do one step at a time, whenever you have a spare moment!

Here are the steps to create the tags:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

1. Die-cut as many leaves and berry branches as you think you’ll need out of watercolour paper.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

2. Colour the leaves and branches with watercolours. Leave the watercoloured die-cuts to dry completely.

Don’t have time to wait for paint to dry? Replace the watercolours with a colouring medium that is instantly dry, like alcohol markers, brush tip pens, or coloured pencils!

3. Die-cut as many tags as you think you’ll need out of your favourite cardstock.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

4. Add Glossy Accents and/or Puffy Paint to the berries. Leave to dry completely.

Don’t have time to wait for the accents to dry? Replace them with Glitter Dots or self-adhesive crystals. Or… just skip this step!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

5. Adhere the branches and leaves to the tags with small strips of washi tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

6. Add some twine to the tags and use the tags to decorate your gifts or your home!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Festive Leaves and Berry Branch Gift Tags

Happy crafting!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1074 Leaf & Berry Branches
1033 Leafy Branch
958 Tags & More 5 – Sunburst
758 Berry Branch
703 Triple Leaf Set

Other:
Watercolours (Winsor and Newton)
Bakers twine
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Puffy Paint White (Tulip)

A Way With Words

Candles, Candles, Candles

December 6, 2015

By Judi Kauffman

Thank you for inviting me to be today’s guest designer. I thought it would be fun to make cards with candles, and as always I wanted to play with unexpected colors and a lot of patterned elements – the candles themselves, along with background papers.

To me, candles always conjure up some kind of celebration, twinkling lights and good times. It was fun to decide which of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ candles to use for my projects. There are several options including dies and peel-offs. I chose Candles Peel-offs 2545 for my three cards because of all of the stripes and dots. I made a card for our goddaughter’s husband’s 40th birthday, one for their children for Chanukah, and one for a neighbor for Christmas.

There are a dozen candles on each sheet of Peel-Off Stickers, and of course with dies there is no limit to the number you can make.

Design Strategies and Instructions:

  1. Place candle peel-offs on smooth white cardstock; color with markers. Use fine point scissors to cut out the candles, taking special care around the flame and wick. Candle peel-offs come in black, gold, and silver – pick the color appropriate to the project. Option: Add a Glitter Dot peel-off to the base of each flame. (As shown, Orange/Silver dots used on birthday and Chanukah cards.)
  1. For the birthday card and Christmas card, die cut a large greeting from Shimmer Sheetz. Options: Lightly sand the Shimmer Sheetz before cutting, cut the greeting a second time from Adhesive Velvet in a darker color to use as a drop shadow as shown on the birthday card. A Metal Adaptor Plate is required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s video’s HERE and HERE if you are new to this technique.
  1. For the birthday card cut Shimmer Sheetz and Velvet Adhesive numbers for the age of the recipient. Option: Add Glitter Dots Peel-Off Stickers to the numbers. (As shown, use the same Orange/Silver dots as on the candles.)

  1. To complete the Chanukah card: Use the glittering technique and alcohol markers with a Ribbon Swirls Peel-Off Stickers strip. Choose colors that coordinate with the candles. Review Els van de Burgt’s video HERE if you are new to this technique. Cut the glittered strip into 3 pieces: 6 3/8”, 1”, and 5/8”. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure these pieces to Blue Velvet Adhesive sheet, leaving a 1/8” border on all sides of the first two pieces and a 1/8” border only on the long sides of the 5/8” piece. Center the menorah on a 4 1/4” x 7” piece of striped scrapbook paper in colors that coordinate with markers used to color the candles. Center the striped rectangle on a glittered cardstock top-fold card base, folded size – 5” x 7 3/4”.
  1. To complete the Christmas card: Color two holly berry/leaf clusters and one bow from the Christmas Ornaments 2 peel-off sheet. Cut around them, separating the berry trios from the pairs of leaves. Position the Red Iridescent die cut Shimmer Sheetz Merry Christmas on a 3 1/4” x 4 3/4″ piece of red cardstock. Use small pieces of Power Adhesive Tabs to hold the words in place. Tip: Cut Power Tabs with non-stick scissors. Mat to a piece of red glittered cardstock, leaving a 1/4” border on all sides. Center red rectangle on a top-fold card base made from diagonally striped paper, folded size – 5” x 7”. Add the holly, berries, and candles, positioned as shown in the project photo. Note: The berries are above the greeting, the leaves are tucked partially behind it.
  1. To complete the flat* birthday card: Center a 3” x 4” piece of glittered cardstock on a 4 3/4” x 5 1/2” piece of striped paper. Add a double border to the striped rectangle, leaving a scant 1/8” border on the darker color and a generous 1/8” border on the lighter color (the bottom layer). Arrange and adhere the die cut greeting and shadow, the numbers and shadow, and four candles, as shown in the project photo. *Flat cards are meant to be displayed on a Card Stand/Easel or hung on the wall. Use a side-fold card base instead if you prefer.

 

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

2545 Candles Peel-Off Stickers (Black and Gold)

1271 Ribbon Swirls Peel-Off Stickers (Gold)

2536 Christmas Ornaments 2 Peel-Off Stickers (Black for Holly, Berries & Bow)

7018 Glitter Dots Peel-Off Stickers (Orange/Silver)

1054 Happy Birthday 

1056 Merry Christmas

SS0226 Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS0109 Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz)

407 Blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet 

505 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 3mm

(Other options for candles – 732 Candles die set, 0355 Candles Peel-Off Stickers)

Other –

12” Whiteout Solitutude #19101229 (striped paper) – BoBunny

ProMarkers – Winsor & Newton

Sanding block

Fine point and non-stick scissors

Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs

Solid color, glittered, and diagonally striped cardstock

A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Home-Deco Candle Holder

December 4, 2015

Yogi here with a decorative home decor item for your festive table or mantel. I usually just make cards during this time of year, but thought I’d make something a little out of my norm… BIG GRIN.

I LOVE the Els van de Burgt Studio Poinsettia, Holly Leaves and Berry Branch and Suzanne Cannon, A Way With Words dies. I reach for them continuously.

Safety first: This project is for waxed battery-operated candles only, not the wick and wax variety.

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of tissue paper and copy paper  a little larger than the size of your die. Paint one side of the tissue paper with the Deco Art Dazzling Metallics “Emperor’s Gold” acrylic paint (or paint of choice).

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2. (Note – I’m using a layer of copy paper to protect my tissue paper.)

The sandwich: with the cut edge of your die facing up (Merry Christmas), copy paper, tissue paper – painted side down (facing the die) and the rest of your machine’s cutting surfaces. PS I ALWAYS use a metal adapter plate to help with cutting, but also to keep my acrylic plates pristine… run thru machine.

Remove from die, while still layered, remove negative pieces, then carefully separate the tissue from the copy paper.

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3. Create a cradle to hold your candle steady using a piece of copy paper with the ends rolled toward the center, then just place your candle within the cradle.

I use Ranger’s “Heat It” tool because it produces less ‘wind’ than many heat tools and my tissue paper doesn’t blow away…

Position the tissue paper word and while holding it down, start heating a small area of the candle. You will start to get a glossy wet look. Stop heating and use the metal spatula, gently press the tissue into the melted wax. It will cool rapidly so you need to work quickly.

Once this first section is adhered with the wax, the rest goes real easy. Do small areas at a time until all adhered.

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4. Cut at least a 4″ circle from heavy box type cardboard (or chipboard (at least an 1″ larger than your pillar candle (3″)). Die cut with your machine. It will not cut through, but will give you a good guiding cut line to continue the cut with your x-acto knife.

Paint the surface and edges with the gold paint.

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5. Die cut your various Shimmer Sheetz elements. Two large solid base Poinsettia pieces from red metallic, two pink Iris filigree pieces, 3 green holly leaves, 2 bronze metallic berry branches.

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6. Place the filigree onto the solid poinsettia base matching the petal shapes and while holding both together, fold down 2 of the petals above the center dots. Shimmer Sheetz holds the folds nicely. The side view should look like a right angle. Place a drop of hot glue onto the dot area of the solid base the size of a pea, then press the filigree piece down. The glue will seep through the little holes and create a nice bond.

Place a line of hot glue about an inch long, along the outer edge of the circle and press the poinsettia down to adhere.

NOTE: For the best fit, leave at least a 1/8″ gap between the candle and the Shimer Sheetz elements when holder is finished.

Repeat with 2nd poinsettia.

Place a drop of glue in the center of poinsettia and carefully press the large half pearl down.

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Cut the berry branch into 2 smaller pieces. Put a drop of hot glue on the end of the berry branch pieces, working one piece at a time place a branch on each end. Be careful – the glue slightly softens the branch but when cooled the branch will be stiff again.

Put drops of Liquid Pearls “White Opal” onto the berries.

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Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Els van de Burgt Studio – Poinsettia (1067)

Els van de Burgt Studio – Holly Leaves and Berry (926)

Els van de Burgt Studio – Berry Branch (758)

A Way With Words, Merry Christmas (1056)

Shimmer Sheetz – Iris Sampler (SS 0227)

Shimmer Sheetz – Metallic Sampler (SS 0231)

Shimmer Sheetz – Bronze Metallic (SS 0215)

Other:

Waxed battery-operated pillar candle (at least 3″ diameter)

Tissue paper

Gold metallic acrylic paint

Die cutting machine

Ranger Heat It tool (low-temp heat tool)

Metal spatula

Scrap cardboard or chipboard

Hot glue gun

Liquid Pearls (White Opal)

Large half pearl gems

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas Ornament Card

October 26, 2015

Hi, it’s Wanda and I am thrilled to be sharing a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s always fun to a have new ornament (or several) for the tree, and even more fun when we get a handmade one from a friend. With that in mind, I’ve created a card with a removable ornament just perfect to give to that special friend.

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Here’s how I created the card:

1. Cut red cardstock 5 ½” x 11” and fold in half.

2. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock 5” square. Rub the Distress Ink pad on your craft sheet, spray with water, drag rough side of cardstock through ink, dry.

3. Die cut Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares from Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach largest frame to inked square. Color the inside of the circles with gold marker.

4. Die cut one solid heart from red cardstock and one from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

5. Die cut two holly hearts and individual small hearts from Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Run the small hearts again through the die cut machine with embossing material.

 

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6. Attach one holly heart to the solid white heart. Color in all areas using markers. Add Glossy Accents to each area and allow to dry completely. Attach second holly heart over first one to cover any marker that got on the outlines. Attach layered hearts to red heart. Re-color “berries” on heart with gold marker. Add gold eyelet to heart and tie on ribbon.

7. Determine placement of heart ornament and add eyelet to frame panel. Attach frame panel to folded card with foam tape.

8. Die Cut Quietfire Design ‘Merry Christmas’ from Shimmer Sheetz. Attach to card with small pieces of foam tape being sure not to put tape where the ribbon needs to lay under the die cut.

9. Add ornament to card by running the ribbon under Merry Christmas and threading it through the top eyelet. Leave the ribbon untied so it can be pulled out, tied and hung on the tree. Optional – add a note in the card stating that the ornament is usable.

10. Attach small white hearts as shown.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and are inspired to make a Christmas ornament, with or without the card. Happy Creating!

 

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

1064 Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares

1066 Ornament Set 5

1056 Quietfire “Merry Christmas”

PFS101 Soft Finish Cardstock

SS0214 Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Other:

Red cardstock

Distress Ink – mowed lawn (Ranger)

Distress Markers – tattered rose, festive berries, mustard seed (Ranger)

Green Marker #256 (Tombow)

Metallic Gold Pain Pen (Posca)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Ribbon

Gold 1/8″ Eyelets

A Way With Words

Christmas Box

October 8, 2015

Hi, it’s Angela and today I want to share with you a simple yet elegant Christmas Box. The new “A Way with Words” dies and Silk Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs give a stunning effect to a box decorated with paper. Let me share with you how I created this project.ECD-PROJECT

1. Decorate each side of the box with Christmas paper backed with black cardstock.

2. Apply a piece of double sided adhesive to a scrap piece of cardstock.

3. Die cut Merry Christmas using Quietfire Merry Christmas die.

4. Remove release sheet and cover adhesive with Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and polish.

5. Adhere glittered Merry Christmas to box using liquid glue.

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6. Optional: add ribbons and charms to the side of the box.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: 

1056 Quietfire Merry Christmas die

617 Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

Other products used:

Graphic 45 Book Box

Kaisercraft Silver Bells paper

Black cardstock

Ribbons

Charms

Liquid glue

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Els van de Burgt Studio

Christmas Treat Holder Doorhanger

October 6, 2015

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here. Earlier on in the week on my blog I posted a Halloween Treat Holder Doorhanger for a challenge I do. With Christmas edging closer, I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas version of this which included instructions. This can be used to give a Christmas treat of some kind or even a small gift. It can be hung on a door handle or if you prefer hung on a Christmas Tree.

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Here is how I created the card:

  1. Cut a piece of red cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 12 inches and another piece that is 4 1/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches.

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  • Take the larger piece of red card and using the tag edge from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set place this as close as you can to one edge of the card and run through die cutting machine.

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  • Place the card so the straight edge of the card is in the corner of your scoring tool and score piece at 3 1/2 inches and 4 1/4 inches.

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  • Next score the smaller piece of red card at 1/2 inch; 1 1/4 inches; 5 1/2 inches and 6 1/4 inches.

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  • You should now have two pieces of red card that look like the photo above. Apply adhesive to the back of the smallest piece and attach it to the front of the back panel so that the bottom of the piece is lined up with the score lines. Note: by placing the solid panel to the hanger piece as instructed above we will be able to hid any joins with our designer paper.

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2. Take a piece of designer paper that measures 4 1/4 inches by 7 3/4 inches (note: I used paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad so mine is shorter as long as the paper goes past the opening it will work). Using the tag edge from the Tags & More 9 – Sparkle die set place this as close as you can to one edge of the card and run through die cutting machine.

  • Remove the tag edge die from the paper and position the decorative edge die so it is level with the curved shape of the tag and run through your die cutting machine.
  • Adhere the designer paper to the back panel of your hanger piece.

3. Create the hole in the back panel of the door hanger so it can be hung on a door or tree by die cutting a solid shaper (circle, heart, ornament). As this one is Christmas themed I die cut the solid ornament from the Ornaments 2 die set.

  • Optional: Cut a slit from the left edge of the hanger to the side of the ornament so the slit is at an angle. Cut another slit slightly down from the first so you have a tiny gap. Note: Whether you do this step will depend on where you intend to hang the completed hanger, if you are going to hang on a large knob type door hanger you will need to do this otherwise you can omit this step if preferred.

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4. Apply adhesive to the tabs of the side pieces and attach them to the front panel to create the box to hold your treats.

5. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of white card which is  measures 4 1/4 inches x 3 inches. Place the wavy edge (snow) from the Outdoor Edges die set onto this card so it is approx 1 1/4 inches up from the edge of the card. Place the Merry Christmas die on the excess piece above the wavy edge and die cut.

  • Remove the protective backing from the die cut pieces. Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Attach pieces to box using photo above as placement guide.

6.  Apply a piece ofTransparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of a piece of green card approx 6 inches x 5 inches. Using the 5 Part Pine die set die cut the following:

  • 2 each of the three middle sized tree pieces
  • 1 of the largest tree pieces

7.  Carefully remove the protective backing from the top portion of each of the tree pieces so that the bottom part is still protected and cover adhesive with Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.

  • Remove the remaining piece of protective backing and cover with Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Note: If preferred you could have snowy branches by substituting Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter in place of the Forest Green color. If you wish to do this, apply the Warm Diamond to the trees first and then the green so avoid contamination of your clear glitter.

8.  Decorate the trees by attaching Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to them.

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
 
1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle
755 5 Part Pine
762 Ornaments 2
914 Outdoor Edges
944 Merry Christmas
635 Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter
633 Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter
640Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
7018 Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm 
  
Other:
Cardstock: White; Red; Green
Designer Paper: Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas  6 x 6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
Foam Tape
 

Pop it Ups

Merry Christmas with Jolly!

September 26, 2015

Hi everyone! Helen here with you today, with a nice and simple Christmas card, featuring Karen Burniston’s beautiful new Merry Christmas Pop Up die set, and Jolly the Mouse. If you like making all your own Christmas cards, September is not a bad time to start!

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Here’s what I did:

1.  Cut a red piece of cardstock to 14.2cm x 20.2cm, (5.5″ x 8″) and a turquoise piece of patterned paper to 14cm x 20cm. (5.25″ x 7.75″) Fold both in half, and die cut the turquoise piece with the Merry Christmas Pop Up die. Cut 2 strips of red polka dot patterned paper to 3cm x 14cm, and 2cm x 14.2cm. Cut some red Shimmer Sheetz to 2.5cm x 14.2cm. Die cut all the pieces for a Jolly the Mouse, as shown below (though missing from the photo are his glittery tail, and candy cane). Also die cut a Father Christmas hat for Jolly, using dies from the Props 5. Die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ words and the two little swirls from red Shimmer Sheetz. Die cut the four little hearts, and the large swirl from silver glitter card. Use stamps from the Merry and Bright stamp set, as per below.

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Here are Karen Burniston’s Pop It Up products which I used:

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2.  Fold the Merry Christmas pop-up according to the package instructions (or watch Karen’s assembly video) and adhere the turquoise patterned paper inside the red cardstock. Adhere the red words and swirls, and silver glitter pieces. Adhere the folded ‘Happy New Year’ banner with foam pads. Adhere the 3cm x 14cm red polka dot patterned paper to the foot of the card as shown below. Assemble Jolly the Mouse, and his candy cane as shown below, and adhere to the card. Assemble the Father Christmas hat, and also adhere to the card.

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3.  For the outside of the card, stick on the remaining red polka dot patterned paper, and red Shimmer Sheetz strip, then adhere the two stamped pieces as shown below. Adhere a red gingham bow near the sentiment.

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And you are done! I hope you enjoyed my card today, and feel inspired to have a go at making a Christmas card too!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Red, Black, White and Peach Cardstock
  • Turquoise and Red Patterned Papers
  • Silver Glittered Cardstock
  • Red Ink
  • Red Gingham Ribbon
  • Tape Runner, Foam Pads, Glue Pen and Clear Glue.
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