Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson today. Several people have asked me to create a Christmas Explosion Box. These boxes are easy to create and always fun for the recipient to open. Below is a tutorial on how to create this project.
Hi everyone! Here in Montreal, our first major storm has just been through, leaving us with a lovely blanket of snow. One of my daughters, although an adult, still gets excited at the thought of snowman building, so this card is for her. It combines my love of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s CountryScapes with the Build a Snowman die set as well as her lovely Garden Notes – Whitepine Boughs and Pinecone and Garden Notes – Holiday Holly & Berries die sets. Silk Microfine Glitter adds the perfect sparkle to the snowman.
Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s Frances Byrne here today with another Christmas card tutorial to share with you. I have been having fun this year creating a lot of snowy Christmas scenes using Distress Oxide inks to create my skies. Christmas where I live down here in Australia is in summer, so we enjoy a hot Christmas Day with cold lunches and probably swimming in a pool. As we don’t experience snow, it is fun to create snowy scenes on paper instead.
Hi Crafty Fiends,
It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team today. Alcohol Inks are becoming increasingly popular again lately, so I decided to pull mine out to have a play. I decided to create a night sky background using various colors of alcohol inks and then create a silhouette scene using the Reindeer die set. This card was fairly quick to create so would be good for mass production if anyone still has a batch of Christmas cards to make. If you haven’t been reminded lately, there are only 10 days to go!!!!
Hello Elizabeth Craft Designs fans! Birgit back with you with my last post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. It’s been such a fun year working with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team and I wanted to send a special thanks to Els and Joep, Joset and Frances for letting me be part of this amazing team for a whole year. Life has just gotten crazy busy for me and it’s taking me down a different path, one that doesn’t allow as much time in my craft room as needed, so here I am with a final project. I’ll miss you all!
Hello everybody, it´s Sanna here from the Die Cutting Team to share a winter scenery card idea with you. I really like the combination of white and green in clean and simple cards and therefore decided to create a Christmas card in these colors.
It’s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge with the Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams.
This month the challenge is …. Christmas – Christmas is now just over two months away, for our challenge this month think Christmas! Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Decorated boxes, etc ….
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are your favorite projects to create during the Christmas season? We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
Kelly Booth starts us off with this adorable winter scene. To create her card Kelly has used the Krista Schneider Winter Bears Clear Stamps and Coordinating dies, the trees from Becky Seddon’s Reindeer die set, snow from Adventure Edges. Kelly’s Scene was layered onto her card using the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles. Kelly also used Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Bluebell. The sentiment is from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
Frances Byrne is next with a fun Pop-Up card. To create her card Frances has used the General Pop-Ups die set, Becky Seddon’s Gingerbread House; Beautiful Baubles; A Way with Words – Merry Christmas and the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set. Frances also used ModaScrap’s It’s Christmas Time 12 x 12 Patterned Paper and White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Birgit Norton has created a glittery Christmas card for today’s challenge. For her card Birgit has used the Becky Seddon Festive Glow die set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
Karen Nofziger is next and she has created a Christmas card and a gift box for her challenge piece today. To create her card & gift box Karen has used Pillow Box with Handle, Stitched Circles, Adventure Edges, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and Holiday Cheer Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Papers from the ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas 12 x 12 Patterned Paper pack where used on both the card and gift box.
Elena Anderson created this beautiful snowy scene above for the challenge today. To create her card Elena has used the Winter Bears Clear Stamps and coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Adventure Edges die set and Holiday Cheer Sentiment Clear Stamps. Elena used White Soft Finish Cardstock for all the elements on her card.
Sanna Lippert is next with a ‘berrylicious’ Christmas card. For her card Sanna used the Berry Branch die and added a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
Next up is Melanie Smith with a cute Christmas card. For her card Melanie has used the Penguins Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies along with Dotted Scallop Squares and Beautiful Baubles. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Sentiment Clear Stamp set.
Suzanne Cannon has created beautiful glittered ornaments for today’s challenge. To create the ornaments, Suzanne has used A Way With Words – Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set as well as Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Solar Gold, Teal Blue & Diva, Bright Cranberry & Go-To Green.
Selma Stevenson shares a wonderful Christmas/winter scene shaker card. For her card Selma has used the Reindeer & Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Reindeer die set (for the trees and snow hills), Fitted Squares, Stitched Squares, Adventure Edges. Selma has use White and Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set.
Sandy Diller has also created a Shaker Card for her challenge card. To create her card Sandy has used the Snowglobe Scene, Dotted Scallop Squares and Fitted Circles die. Sandy also used White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.
Katelyn Grosart shares her snowy Christmas themed Pillow Box she created for the challenge. To create the Pillow Box Katelyn used the Pillow Box with Handle die. She decorated her pillow box using Entwined Circles; Beaded Circle Frames; Stitched Circles; Snowflakes and A Way with Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set. Katelyn used paper from the ModaScrap Let It Snow Patterned Paper Pack, White Soft Finish Cardstock and White Silk Microfine Glitter on her pillow box.
Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created this fun snowy scene for her challenge card. Tina has used Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Tina also used the Clouds & Grass die set to create her snowy hills. White Soft Finish Cardstock was used on this card.
Anita Kejriwal has created two fun snowglobes for our challenge this time around, creating a different scene in each. To create her card Anita has used the Snow Globe Scene die set and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to make a start on your Christmas projects. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, October 20th.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s Frances here and it is my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I am playing with a couple of the Becky Seddon die sets, Stylish Snowman and Reindeer, to make a winter birthday card. I have created a mama and baby snowman for this fun card. Becky’s Stylish Snowman die set comes with lots of different options to create unique snow characters. This design could easily be changed to become a Christmas card or card for a winter birthday just by using different sentiments.
I love pop-up cards, so I have used the new General Pop-Ups die set to create the base of my card. On the front I used a couple of the new A Way with Words dies. You can use all or part of what I have done when creating your own, depending on what you want to do.