I’m a brand new Elizabeth Craft Design Team Member, and I wanted to share this 6”x6” card which I think would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day project!
I’ve used ModaScrap Wood Effects papers for the background and for the small Happy Frames. The Wheelbarrow is a perfect container for the Amaryllis, the Narcissus (Paper Whites) and the Hawthorne Berries (Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry color). Some Spanish Moss and gold metallic card stock tendrils are also added. Don’t forget to add a ‘ladybug’ to one of the leaves!
To ‘sculpt’ the flowers, Susan Tierney Cockburn has wonderful tutorials on her Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page which are so helpful, and show that making these flowers is very easy, and fun, to do!
I hope you enjoy my project and it entices you to try Paper Gardening! Watch out… it’s addicting!
Every year, we attend craft shows all around the world. This year is no different –– our 2019 show schedule is out! We cannot wait to start our craft tour! *insert loud applause and flashing cameras* 🙂
In all seriousness, we absolutely love traveling around, meeting all of our fellow crafters! This year, we’ll be packing up the new Elizabeth Craft Designs RV and hitting the road! Our first show will be on February 22 & 23, at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Irving, Texas.
Have you found it difficult to print the right size of photos for the photo frames from the Planner Essentials 4 set?
Design Team member, Esther Glas, recently shared a fantastic tip on her blog for all of our planner-makers: the “Pic Collage” app –– found on the App Store –– allows you to create the right size pictures to sit within the Planner Essentials 4 Photoframes!
There may be other apps that can do this for you as well, but Esther found this and couldn’t wait to share the tip!
Using the Pic Collage app, here’s how to create the picture size:
Open the Pic Collage App en select the option: ‘Grids”, you can now select 6 images from your photo files/folders. Click the V in the top right corner.
2. The App will now load your pictures. After this Select Size> 2:3 and the Grid with the 6 equal squares so it will look like the image you see here.
3. Now move the small round button completely to the right and you will see the whitespace between the images will be larger. This will be the right size for the Planner Essentials.
4. At this point, you’re still able to make some changes and move the pictures a bit if needed. When this is completed, just save the picture you just created on your camera roll and it’s ready for printing on 4″x 6″ paper with your Selphy printer!
I thought it would be fun to make ‘His & Hers’ treat boxes for Valentine’s Day, but as soon as I came up with the title for the tutorial, I had to chide myself and ask this question: Why do some colors get defined as masculine and others as feminine? And why is Valentine’s Day usually pink, red and white?
Color is not assigned the same way in all cultures (the Indian weddings I’ve attended prove that the groom doesn’t have to be the guy in a black tuxedo!) and it’s certainly not the same for all species (Mr. Peacock and Sir Rooster look more like what we in Western cultures think of as red-carpet-ready than their partners, Ms. Peahen and Mrs. Chicken, don’t you think?).
I leave it to you to decide whether one of these boxes looks like it’s for the men and boys in your life and the other for the women and girls.
Meanwhile, I’m going to make lots of boxes from ModaScrap Wood Effect and Rainbow Bark cardstock, label all of them with the word LOVE (in red, the color we have assigned to romance, love and Valentine’s Day) and fill them with goodies: a piece of candy, a golf ball and tee, a lure for my friend who loves to go fishing (who happens to be a lady over 80), and a pair of earrings for a friend whose birthday falls close to Valentine’s Day.
1. Die cut a treat box from Wood Effect or Rainbow Bark cardstock and the word Love from red cardstock. Optional: After die cutting, alter the cardstock with inks, embossing folders, stamps, cut or torn collage.
2. Assemble the box using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure the bottom pieces and side flap. Fill the box and close the top.
3. Adhere the word Love at an upward angle as shown using small dabs of Beacon Kids Choice Glue. To help you position the word, notice that the rounded loop flourishes on the lettering in the die cut word extend past the left, right and top edges of the front side of the box, but the tails of the flourishes below the ‘L’ and the ‘o’ touch the left side and bottom edge. Option: If you don’t like the word extending as shown, fold the loop flourishes as needed and secure to sides and top of the box.
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it –– have you started working on your Valentine’s Day crafts? This is such an easy project to kick off all of your LOVEly V-Day projects –– watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Project Page!
Just before the new year, we all sat around the craft table and started our very first planners –– it was so exciting! Even though we had an idea of how we wanted to create each page, we couldn’t help but think: ‘what would Els do?’
The truth is, we’re just as inspired with Els’ projects as our community is! She surprises us everyday with unique and thoughtful designs. Here are a few pages from her 2019 planner to help get you going this year.
Find the Planner Essentials Collection here: https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/collections/planner-essentials
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.