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Born With Greatness Card

September 21, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m excited to be sharing with you my Born with Greatness Card which features a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon!

See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding powder overtop. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the frame using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the Flourish Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three. From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut two medium butterflies and one small butterfly out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of one of the medium butterflies. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the entire surface of the other medium and small butterflies.

Step four. Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the Relax in Garden Paper Pack from ModaScrap. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the backside of one of the pattern papers, die cut the 2 1/2″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the “Born with Greatness” stamp from the Soar Collection stamp set and stamp onto the middle of the oval. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ stitched rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the flourished oval frame to the stitched oval. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the medium blue butterfly to the top right corner of the flourished oval. Adhere the medium pink and small blue butterfly to the bottom left corner of the flourished oval.

Step Ten. To finish your card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Born with Greatness Card.

Katelyn

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Quietfire Designs/Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Modern Gilding Powders – Dragon Berry
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
A Way With Words Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

All That Glitters!

September 19, 2019

Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller back with you today to share a fun and easy way to add some glam to your holiday season!

This project is perfect for gift giving or an easy kids activity. Let’s get started making these festive ornaments.

To make these ornaments I started with the clear glass bulbs that can be found in any of the big box stores. If you don’t find them now, it won’t be long before they show up. They come in many shapes and sizes and I have used a variety here. The tops pull right out for filling with your choice of décor.

As shown below – I have used the Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage to coat the inside of the bulb.

You can use as much as you like to coat the inside because what you don’t use will be returned to the bottle for future use. I like to fill mine about half way – cover the opening with my finger and – then move the liquid around until the inside is completely coated. Try not to shake it because that causes bubbles. Return unused liquid to the jar. If you should get a bubble, turn the ornament upside down and the bubbles will slide out. You may have to give it a little shake or tap.

Once the inside of the bulb is coated with the Decoupage Finish – and while still wet – the Silk Microfine Glitter should be added. Once again, no need to be frugal with the glitter as the unused portion will be returned to the jar for another use. Cover the opening and this time you can feel free to shake it until the entire inside is coated with glitter. Return remaining glitter to the jar. Depending on where you live, you may want to leave the lid off the glitter jar and allow some time for the glitter to dry out. I live in Arizona so it doesn’t take long. If you live in a humid climate you may want to set the open jar aside over night.

Using the Flourished Christmas Minis, cut two designs from silver paper and glue to the outside of the ornament. When the inside is completely dry, replace cap and tie a bow on top.

Tip: First add Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the paper before cutting the design. This way you will have a nice clean sticker to add to the ornament.

The process is exactly the same for all the ornaments, decorate as desired.

For this one, Iced Teal Silk Microfine Glitter and the new Snowflake die from Joset Designs was used.

Here Real Red Silk Microfine Glitter was used and another Snowflake from the same set as above. The Snowflake was cut apart so it would lie flat.

Here is an example of one of the beautiful colors found in the Earth Microfine Glitter Pallette. This one is further decorated with the Berry Branch die and Nuvo Drops for the berries. The branch was cut apart for a perfect fit.

I’m really fond of this one because of it’s unusual shape. After adding the Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter it became the perfect night sky. Some adorable little houses were added using the Village Edges die and the star is from the center of the snowflake used on the red ornament. The final touch is a stamped banner.

I have enjoyed sharing these ornaments with you and I do hope you will give it a try. I have linked all the products I used below for your shopping convenience.

Until next time – stay crafty,

S@ndy

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Cardmaking Krista Schneider

You’re So Sharp!

September 16, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this vibrant and fun Cactus Card.

Step 1: Stamping and Die Cutting

  • stamp the iguana and a cactus from the Cacti stamp set with alcohol-marker-friendly black ink and cut them out with their matching dies
  • die cut a Stitched Indented Rectangle from white cardstock

Step 2: Ink Blending

  • add color to the background using Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn) and a Blending Brush
  • add some water droplets for ore texture

Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment

  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black

Step 4: Coloring

  • color the images with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Step 5: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • adhere the panel to a piece of patterned paper from the Color of Puppies Boy 6×6 paper pad
  • use clear double-sided adhesive
  • add Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch) to the flowers and into the background

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
My Favorite Things Extreme Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn)
Blending Brushes
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch)
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

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Trick Or Treat –– 15 Spooky Halloween Projects To Make This Year!

September 15, 2019

Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).

Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Tanja Kabel

Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.

Sandy Diller

What do you call a dancing ghost? Polka-haunt-us 

Samantha Klaebe

What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!

Anne Swinkles

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? Booberry pie

Katelyn Grosart

What did Dracula serve at his Halloween party? Ghoulaide

EK Gorman

How do you fix a broken Jack-O-Lantern? With a pumpkin patch!

Karen Ostergard

Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it!

Laura Gilhuly

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream!

ECD Team

Why do mummies have no friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!


We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit ecraftdesigns.com to see our full collections!

Spooky crafting!

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Sparkling Sleigh Christmas Card

September 13, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to create this sparkly card featuring the Sleigh die set and more.

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Crafting!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Joset Designs ModaScrap Paper Flowers Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Mother Nature Is Amazing!

September 12, 2019

Fall is such a wonderful season! The colors are so gorgeous, it inspired me to make this simple card for someone really amazing… just as beautiful as Mother Nature!

Step 1: Card background

  • Cut 12 X 6 inches yellow cardstock and fold in half (to make a 6 X 6 inches card).
  • Cut a 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches square out of gold cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 White Soft Finish cardstock 110 Lb.

Step 2: Stencil leaves

  • On the white square piece, using the stencil S024-Leaf Snowflake, apply different colors of Distress Oxide on the right side of the square.
  • Using a fine brown marker, draw some vein lines on each leaf.

Step 3: The leaves

  • Using the Leafy Branch 2 – #1315 die set, die cut 3 times in a copper cardstock.
  • With the same die, die cut one time on a White Soft Finish cardstock double with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Remove the release sheet and cover with some Orange Silk Microfine Glitters – #413. Polish well to remove excess glitters.
  • Using the Pair Of Leaves 1 – #1314 die set, die cut each leaf in a gold cardstock.
  • With the same dies, die cut each leaves one time on a White Soft Finish cardstock double with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Remove the release sheet and cover one leaf with some Orange Silk Microfine Glitters – #413, and the other one with some Light Gold Microfine Glitters – #644. Polish well to remove excess glitters on both leaves.

Step 4 : Water Can

  • Out of White Soft Finish cardstock 110 Lb, die cut the water can, using the die set from Susan’s Garden collection, Garden Notes -Garden Water Can – #1647.
  • Emboss the water can with some patina embossing powder.

Step 5: The sentiment

  • Using the die set “Words 2 – Thinking of You” #1466, die cut the words “you’re” and “amazing” out of some gold cardstock.

The final touch!

  • Using some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere the gold cardstock on the card base, and adhere the white cardstock on the gold cardstock.
  • Adhere the water can with some foam adhesive, and arrange the leaves using Kids Choice Glue to fix them in the right places.
  • Glue the sentiment on the bottom of the water can.

Here’s an other look at the finish card:

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Diane Prince

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Other products used on this card:

Copper and gold cardstock

Brown fine point marker

Distress Oxide

Baked Texture Patina – Seth Apter

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DIY Glitter Background Halloween Card

September 11, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a DIY Background using Silk Microfine Glitter and the new Spider Web die set from Joset Designs. Below you will find the steps to create your own background 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)

Step 2 – Trim Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Fitted Indented Rectangles using the trimmed cardstock.

Step 3 – Diecut Spider Web using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere Pixie Spray to the backside to create a stencil. Adhere the stencil on top of the diecut created from Step 2.

Step 4 – Create your own Glitter Paste by mixing Silk Microfine Glitter Copper Rose and Texture Paste Transparent Gloss. Apply the mix onto the Cardstock with the stencil. Once completely covered remove the stencil and let dry.

Step 5 – Adhere the Background created from Step 4 to the card front using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut Spider Web (spiders x 3) and adhere to card front using Foam Squares. I added Shimmer using a Shimmer Pen for added sparkle.

Step 7 – Stamp Spooky sentiment onto Black Soft Finish Cardstock using Versamark. Sprinkle Gold Embossing powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool.

Step 8 – Diecut Labels 1 using the sentiment created from Step 7. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This Glitter Paste technique can be used for any occasion by simply changing the color of the Glitter. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Susan's Garden Club

Hello September!

September 10, 2019

Autumn is here, but the weather sure isn’t cooperating! There should be oranges, purples, browns, trees showing their beautiful Fall colors, but so far Florida hasn’t had any crisp days.. yet!

Today’s project is a 6 “x 6 “ card. For the background I used some white texture paste and added just a bit of re-inker to make the soft green. Then spread it over a stencil I have, which adds some dimension. 

The flowers: Back-eyed Susan’s, Love In The Mist and Coneflower went into the Galvanized Bucket (Modascrap Wood Effects Paper) I found a great wooden button at Hobby Lobby for the handle.

For fillers, I used the Frosty Fern, Wheat Sheath and Autumn Leaves.(I brushed a coat of Diamond Glaze on top of the leaves for some shine)
The words are from the “Little Words That Mean A Lot” Stamp Set, and are very apropos here in Florida. We’ve been having rainy days for months! And, of course..there she is…the Lady Bug!

The products I’ve used are listed below. If you’re interested in any, just click on the pictures and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs page to complete your order. 

I hope you enjoy this season and are inspired to keep ‘gardening’ year round!

See you next month!

Kathy Sabarese
Elizabeth Craft Designs Team

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Silver Fox Christmas Card

September 6, 2019

Happy Technique Friday! 🦊

Today Els is showing us how to make this adorable Silver Fox Christmas Card, using silk microfine glitter and products from one of our recent releases!

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Flowers Galore: Creating Simple Invites!

September 4, 2019

It’s Karen here today. My parents have a milestone anniversary coming up. 6o years is the Diamond anniversary, so I turned a square on its side to create a diamond-shaped card!

We are throwing them a dinner party, and I wanted to create a few printed invitations for special guests. I used a few of the flower stamps to create the invitations. On the back of the card is where I put the details about the event printed from my computer.

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