Hey Friends! It is EK here and I thought I would share the masculine birthday card I created with you today.
I find masculine cards really difficult to create a lot of the times, let alone masculine birthday cards. However I have found that the A Way With Words line from Suzanne Cannon really does am a great job leaning toward my masculine card making needs.
Step One: Die cut some 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Butterflies & Stars Sprays die twice with the star die. This will allow you to create your own stencil with the star cut outs.
Step Two: Using the homemade stencil, add some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide onto a piece of 6×6 trimmed piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Three: Die cut the inked paper with the A Way With Words Big Balloon die set.
Step Four: Ink the edges of the balloon with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Step Five: Trim a piece of Cafe au Cait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Spray the front of the card with some brown metallic ink so there are some splotches of reflective ink.
Step Six: Die cut a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon paper with the Stitched Indented Square die set. Adhere the die cut onto the card frame using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the die cut balloon on top of the die cut square.
Step Seven: Die cut the bow from the Big Balloon die set out of the left over stenciled cardstock. Adhere to the balloon.
Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment from the A Way With Words Happy Birthday 3 die set out of both a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon printed paper and some White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer the printed paper over the white cardstock, letting a bit of the white show on the upper left side of the word. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the sentiment to the card frame.
I really love how this card can be used for any gender at any age. It is a simple message, but exactly the one you want to convey.
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again. I am very honored to be able to continue as a guest blogger here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog bi-monthly this year. As my very first project for this year, I´d like to share a fun love-themed present set with you.
Here is what the finished project looks like:
Here is what I did:
Step 1: Die cut the light purple polka dot paper with the present box with the Pillow Box with Handle die. Also adhere the same paper as a background piece to a white card base. Step 2: Die cut the jar, the hearts, the tag and the straw from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Summer Drink die cut die set. Step 3: Now die cut the flamingos also from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Flamingos die cut die set. Step 4: Die cut a blue background piece from the Fly & Scrap paper collection papers with the Stitched Rectangles die. Step 5: Using Distress Inks color the flamingos, the jar, the hearts and the straw. I used mainly various pink tones and an ink blending tool for this step. Stamp a sentiment onto the jar tag. Step 6: Build the box, then assembly the flamingos and the jar together and adhere on place. Step 7: Decorate with a matching colored ribbon.
I´ve also recorded a process video for your to watch to give you a better idea on each an every step. Hope you enjoy it!
This is all from me for today. This type of love-themed project is perfect for so many occasions. Depending on the colours you choose, you can create something for Mother´s Day or for a Wedding or for a baby shower even!
I hope I could inspired you to play a little with your papers and dies. See you in April again! Happy crafting, Sanna Blog – Instagram – YouTube
In Quebec, the beautiful colors of autumn have past leaving behind brown and grey shades. Some flurries have made their first appearance, reminding us that winter will soon drape its white coat around us until spring. Looking at the new collection of flowers from Susan’s Garden Notes, the astrantia (from the Greek word “asteri” meaning “Star”) caught my eyes and reminded me of fireworks. So let’s celebrate in hopes that those astrantias will give us a little bit of strength and courage for the winter to come!
Hello crafters! I’m Diane Prince and this is my first time as a Guest Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I got inspired to do the following card by the wonderful surroundings of the little cottage we rented this summer. The pathways through the woods around the cottage have been landscaped by the religious community that owns the land. They have set up small areas with flowers, benches, bird houses, etc., where you can pray, meditate or simply relax. While walking my dog I came across one of those areas where there is a lovely wishing well filled with flowers and I knew right away that I needed to capture that scene in a card with some of the wonderful dies from Susan’s Garden. Here’s how I got to “Wishing You Well” –
Hi Friends! It’s EK Gorman here just peeking in today to share with you a fun way to get the most out of the new Susan’s Garden Frame It/Stitched Rectangle dies. I just adore the idea of cards where the front looks like it might be one thing, but once you open it, you see another picture entirely. Surprise! The new Frame It dies make this technique so simple that I know you’ll want to join in the fun.
Hello – Samantha here, posting my first blog post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was extremely excited when I got an email from Frances telling me that I made this design team. It’s quite a big deal putting yourself out there, so I thought I’d create a Thank You card to show my appreciation.
Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna here with a Guest Designer project. But first, I´d like to congratulate everyone on the design team. It’s a great team to be part of! I feel very honored to be able to stay here and share crafty projects with you as a guest blogger. Today is my turn to share the first project, so let’s get started. Continue Reading
Moikka, it’s Riikka here with my last Guest Design Team post for Elizabeth Craft Designs! I want to thank you for the honor of guesting this year and I appreciate your comments. It has been a great ride and I have loved working with the dies and other supplies! My favorites are the new patterned papers and the great stamp sets, so I’m definitely going to continue using those in my makes in the future!
For this last post I’ve made some sweet treats with the Lollypop die set – some candy ATCs and a layout. The idea and the color palette came from the two papers you can see mixed in the first lollipop above – the minty green polka dot and the pink solid paper. They are something I wouldn’t have thought of combining otherwise but as they lay on top of each other when I was going through the supplies in search for an idea for this last post, I noticed how good they looked! And I started to think about candies immediately so then the ball started to roll, so to say. I also mixed in some white to brighten the cards and the black stamping brings in the contrast.
I took some step-by-step photos while working on the ATCs. Below you can see how I layered and combined the different mediums and how the process evolved. As always, you can use the same steps to create something else as well – a regular card or a layout like I did for my second project. Without further ado, here’s the tutorial!
It’s Karen here with a Christmas card! I absolutely love Christmas and making cards for the season. I send out about 150 each year, so basically, I make them all year around. If you haven’t started, I hope this post inspires you to do so. It’s only about 3.5 months until Christmas! Yay!