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Believe In The Magic Of Christmas Gift Tag

December 7, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you my Believe in the Magic of Christmas Gift Tag, which is perfect to add to any Christmas gift or gift bag this holiday season. To create my gift tag, I’ve used a variety of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies the Planner Essentials Collection.

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

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the two snowflakes from the Christmas Collection stamp set and stamp randomly on the tag. Reapply ink to the stamps as needed. You’ll want to stamp a total of four large snowflakes and three small snowflakes. Sprinkle Burnished Silver Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Falalala word, die cut it out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the word down to 2 1/2″. Apply Emboss It Ink to the word. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Three. From the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 you’ll need the star. Die cut the star out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the star. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. From the Peace Die, you’ll need the stars. Die cut the star out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to three of the stars. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over each star. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Five. Die cut the Christmas Ornament from the Love, Joy, Peace Ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the ornament. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Six. Die cut all the pieces from the Flourished Holly out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Festive Berries Distress Ink over the entire surface of the berries. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flourished holly piece and small outline holly leaf. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of the full holly leaves.

Step Seven. Die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Let Your Heart Be Light stamp set, you’ll need the Believe in the Magic sentiment. Apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into three strips. Ink the edges of the strips using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the stitched circle to the middle of the Falalala word, making sure the flourish is showing. Foam square the Falalala word to the left side of the tag. Adhere the ornament overtop of the circle.

Step Ten. Adhere the flourished holly together. Adhere the star to the middle of the circle. Foam square the flourished holly to the left hand side of the ornament.

Step Eleven. Adhere the three sentiment strips to the right hand side of the circle. Adhere the three stars as desired around the tag.

Step Twelve. To finish the tag, tie a piece a twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Believe in the Magic of Christmas Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss and Festive Berries
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
  • Quietfire Design: Modern Gilding Powder – Gothic Black, Burnished Silver and Kells Gold
  • Misc: Twine
A Way With Words Joset Designs

Celebrate The Season

December 2, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Season is in full swing. That means lots of cards and gifts and, if you’re like me, you sometimes need a gift or card in a hurry –– this is just for you.

It’s Sandy and I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today. I like to get the most value possible from my crafting supplies, so today I will be showing you how I made a stencil using the Snowflake die set and how I used it to make a card and a gift tag.

I began by cutting the Snowflake die, using only the center portion of the die – you don’t need the outside edge, from a sheet of transparent film, the kind used for presentations (shown below). This works well because I’m using a wafer thin die but a thin packaging material could work also.

I cut the 8.5″ X 11″ sheet in half to fit in my die cutting machine and then cut the snowflake directly in the center. I made two stencils using the large and medium snowflake.

This is a 5.5″ square card so the appropriate size Stitched Indented Square was used along with the Stitched Rounded Square that is one size larger. You could easily make this card any size you prefer using these die sets.

After securing the stencil to the paper with some low tack tape, I began adding the color using a circulare motion in the center. The Picket Fence brushes were used here but a color blender could be used as well.

The second color was added using the same method. The colors I used are Distress Oxide Inks, Broken China and Wilted Violet.

I covered the entire panel using the same method.

The panels were layered together and ribbon was added with a cute little bow.

The word “Celebrate” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and then cut out using the banner die.

The banner was added to the ribbon and then all panels were added to the white card base. The corners of the card were rounded to match the rounded squares on the card.

For this clean and simple tag – I used the same stenciling technique and then added some sequines for a little bling. “Cheers” was added to give a festive feeling to the tag. Now I’m ready to party, how about you?

Thanks for joining me and HAPPY HOLIDAYS,

S@ndy

A Way With Words Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday

Flashback Technique Friday

November 29, 2019

It’s Flashback Technique Friday and today we’re giving you a chance to win a $75 gift card!

To enter, comment on your favorite holiday Technique Friday video and subscribe to our YouTube channel by Tuesday, December 3.

Here are just a few of the recent holiday Technique Friday Projects. Visit our YouTube channel to see all of them!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

Trio Of Trees

November 27, 2019

Angela here! Well, it’s definitely that time of year again when lots of us are busy with cards and shopping and decorating. At least getting Christmas cards together is made much easier with all the wonderful dies and stamps provided by Elizabeth Craft Designs. There are so many possibilities!

This time I’ve decided to use dies from Suzanne Cannon’s dies. I’ve used the tree from A Way With Words, Flourished Christmas Minis 2 as well as A Way With Words, Cheers. By cutting them from 2 different papers and using the negative spaces, I’ve been able to get two different cards!

Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut and fold a 10 x 7 inch piece of 110lb Soft Finish cardstock to create a 5×7 inch card base. 
  • Cut a 4.75 x 6.75 piece of background paper. I used red. 
  • Cut 2 pieces of gold mirror paper, one of them to 7 x 2.75 inches, the other to 7 x 2.5 inches. Back this second one with double sided adhesive.
  • Cut 1 piece of the same background colour as earlier, to 7 x 2.25 inches
  • Cut 1 piece of Soft Finish cardstock to 7 x 2.5 inches. Back this with double sided adhesive.
  • From the white strip cut 3 trees. I centered the first one then cut one on either side. Do the same from the smaller of the gold pieces (the one backed with adhesive). 
  • To assemble the card, adhere the background piece to the card base, 
  • Adhere the wider gold piece to the bottom section of the card. 
  • Adhere the white die cut strip to the narrower red piece and adhere this to the card front.
  • Inlay the gold trees into the cut-outs on the white piece.
  • From another piece of gold mirror paper 5 x 1.5 inches, backed with double sided adhesive, cut the Cheers dies. Adhere to the upper half of the card.
  • There you have it. And of course, you now have the remaining white trees and gold cut out piece to create a second card! 

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Angela

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Assembling The Bears

November 22, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Honey Bear, Koala Bear, and Panda Bear die sets from Joset’s newest release. 

Watch the videos for each of the three tutorials below!

You can also watch these videos, download the project sheet and grab the supplies for all three of these cuties on the Technique Friday Project Page.

We hope you love these little critters as much as we do! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Designer Challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs General Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

24 Projects That Will Get You In The Holiday Spirit!

November 20, 2019

It’s almost Christmas and we are so excited! How about you?

We’re starting to see so many beautiful ideas for holiday cards, planner and scrapbook layouts, home decor –– we love them all and decided to join in. Our Design Team and friends have been busy crafting away and with their help, we’ve put together 24 projects that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Check out these holiday projects from our Design Team –– their pictures are linked to their tutorials!

EK Gorman

A beautiful idea –– create your own Holiday wood canvas!

Tanja Kabel

Suzanne Cannon

What a fabulous idea for any of your favorite die sets –– turn them into ornaments!

Katelyn Grosart

Create your own winter village with the Holiday House Box!

Karen Ostergard

We love this beautiful #DecemberDBD page with the hidden picture!
Another fabulous #DecemberDBD layout by Karen. Click her pictures for her tutorials!

Kora Leidlmayr

A beautiful idea for holiday decor –– turn your dies into stickers & use them on your votives!

Sandy Diller

If you would like to see how Sandy made this adorable ornament, click here.

Laura Gilhuly

A beautiful layout idea for your holiday scrapbook/planner!

Diana Nguyen

Simple and oh so elegant! Add your touch to your ornaments this year!

Luciana Telesca

This place card is a beautiful addition to any table. This die is currently sold out, but it’s a great idea for many of our dies. No tutorial available for this project.

Charlene van der Vorst

Have you seen this girl in my “Oh the joy of Christmas” stamp set? She makes a real cute addition to any winter themed journal page. No tutorial available for this project.

Just in case you missed these, here are some of our favorite Technique Friday projects that are perfect for the holiday season!

Click on the pictures to watch the video tutorial.


And, lastly here are some other fun projects from the ECD team and family! These are not linked to tutorials, but they’re sure to give you inspiration for your upcoming holiday crafts!


We hope you enjoyed today’s post! We’d love to see what you’re making this holiday season. Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook so you can share your latest ECD projects!

Happy Crafting!

Home Decor Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Puppy Love

November 12, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome, Sandy here. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks Santa will be loading up his sleigh and getting ready for the big night. It’s time to make all the preparations so we’re ready for the big guy to arrive. Today I want to share a fun and festive tree ornament that can be made in a short time and it’s lots of fun for the kids to do as well. A nice project for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Here is my tutorial:

I began with the adorable Dog die. After cutting out all the pieces using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Paper, they were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assembled as shown above. The die makes the crease lines for the mouth and snout, using a black marker simply follow the outline. The eyes and nose are Nuvo Drops but they can be easily made by using the marker for them as well. I used the Santa Hat from the Santa Claus die set. The hat was placed on the pup before adding the ears.

The snowbanks were made by cutting a circle from the Fitted Circle die set and then cut into sections using the Adventure Edges.

For the frame of the wreath I used a 4″ embroidery hoop. The inside was painted white while the outside edges were painted green to match the pine boughs that will be added later.

The first snowbank was added to the back of the hoop and the rest were added in layers using foam tape between each layer.

Using the Fitted Circle die set – cut a backing piece (snowflake paper was used here).

The Santa’s Sleigh die set was used for the tree and gifts. Place your cute little pup where you want him and the start adding the other items as desired. Since the snowbanks were raised on foam tape, foam tape was also used at the back of the dog’s head. Use the top of one of the bows to add a bow on the neck of the dog.

You can use any greenery die that you happen to have in your collection. I cut 25 to go all the way around the 4″ hoop. Glue was added to the back (top portion only) of the bough and glued to the hoop. Each time a layer was added, the previous one was lifted up and the next one place under it.

Keep going until the hoop is completely covered. Tie a small bow and add to the top. If you plan to hang this ornament on your tree you will need an extra piece of ribbon for a loop at the top.

Thank you for joining me. You may also want to make this cute ornament into a shaker ornament. That is easy to do by adding shaker items on the inside and some clear acetate on the front of your ornament before you add the greenery.

Happy Crafting,

S@ndy

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Glittered Peace On Earth

November 9, 2019

Hi, Diana here! Today I’m sharing how to make a card you might have seen as part of Suzanne Cannon’s holiday release. Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter is the ONLY glitter I will use in my craft room because it’s the only one containable! And it’s so fun to watch it turn glossy – very satisfying like the way heating up gilding or embossing powders.

To make the card, I die cut the A Way With Words Peace on Earth die 4 times out of white card stock. I also cut out one out of white card stock that was covered in a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape as well as a set of extra star dies that come with the die set.

Cover the stars with the release paper from the star die cuts.

After peeling off the release sheet from the Peace on Earth die cut, cover the starts with the release paper from the star die cuts. In this way, you can cover the sticky die cut with Silver Sand Microfine Glitter and rub in the glitter. Remove the star release paper and then add Sand Dunes Microfine Glitter on the stars. I also went ahead and did one of the stars with Sand Dunes and 2 others in Silver Sand.

Making the stars a different color makes the words pop more.

I then adhered the other 4 layers to the die. The background is sponged using Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire) – the keeping the center a lighter blue. I adhered the layer onto an A2 white card base, finishing the front with a white gel pen for stars/snow.

The layered die cuts add a lot of strength and dimension to the card while still laying flat.
Loving the glitter against the dark blue background.

Thanks for looking! I wish you could see how shiny the lettering is and how deep the blue looks in real life. I liked this so much I made a very similar card but using the new Flourished Deer die set. I did not use glitter but added a wreath around his neck using tiny leaves I trimmed from the Leafy Branch Die and tiny dots of the pearl rose Craft drops.

Thanks for stopping by –– I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Diana Nguyen

Distress Inks

Signo White Gel Pen

Cardmaking Joset Designs

You Are A Koalaty Friend Card

November 6, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. By now you’ve seen the new release from Joset Designs. Oh my. There are new character dies such as the panda and koala bear along with some Japanese style dies. My card was inspired by this photo. Below you will find the steps to create your own Koala bear 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 White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide ink onto a craft mat and spray with water. Dip the Cardstock into the ink and heat set. Repeat several times until you reach the desired effect.

Step 3 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the background created from Step 2. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Koala and Bamboo using either coloured Cardstock or ink colours on White Cardstock. Assemble the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue and Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Bear Hugs sentiment using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle Silver Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it using a heat tool. Diecut Stitched Diagonal fishtail and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

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