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Oma & Me

August 19, 2019

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.

Step 1 – Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 – Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 – 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.

Step 4 – Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress

Step 5 – Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges

Step 6 – Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges

Step 7 – Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges

Step 8 – Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges

Step 9 – Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers – I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.

Step 10 – Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Laura

ModaScrap Scrapbooking

Sweet Little Prince –– Scrapbooking With Baby Photos

June 18, 2019

Good morning! Laura here today!

I love to scrap baby photos! The fabulous ModaScrap Blue Cotton Candy is perfect for those little baby boy photos!

Here’s how I created this project:

Step 1 – Trim one patterned paper to 11.5 x 11.5 – ink the edges using brown ink then adhere to a full 12 x 12 sheet of your choice and ink the edge.
Step 2 – Trim another patterned paper to 11 x 5 and ink edges.
Step 3 – Trim another sheet to 10 1/4 x 3 and ink edges.
Step 4 – Trim another sheet to 12 x 1 1/4 and ink edges.
Step 5 – Die cut a 4 1/4 circle using soft finish white cardstock and a 3 3/4 stitched circle from patterned paper –– adhere together.
Step 6 – Die cut two Valentines Edges from white cardstock .
Step 7 – Adhere all the paper like shown.

Step 8 – Adhere your double sided adhesive sheet to your soft finish white cardstock and die cut 3 flowers of your choice, the butterfly body, the circle and the tag from the Love, Life Tag. Then apply blue silk microfine glitter and rub with fingers to bring out the shine.
Step 9 – Die cut more flowers to layer using your white cardstock and the pieces of paper left from your trimmings and assemble flowers.
Step 10 – Die cut two of the butterfly overlays – one from white cardstock and one from a piece of patterned paper.
Step 11 – Die cut one ready to bloom using white cardstock.
Step 12 – Die cut one heart tag and one tree overlay using the Love, Life Tag die in white and one in patterned paper.
Step 13 – Assemble butterfly, tree, and tag keeping the pieces of hearts from the tree to make the trail for the butterfly.

Step 14 – Using the small circle die, die cut the words from the title sheet of the Blue Cotton Candy paper and the cut out the title piece.
Step 15 – Mat photo.
Step 16 – Assemble the layout!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Laura

Krista Schneider

Duck Family

June 17, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this adorable duck family card!

Step 1: Stamping and Die Cutting the Images

  • Stamp the mother duck, three ducklings, the little flower and the umbrella from the April Showers stamp set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Cut them out with the coordinating dies

Step 2: Color the Images

  • Color the images with Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Step 3: Create the Background Panel

  • Cut two Stitched Circles from watercolor paper
  • Using one of the Stitched Circles, die cut a grass border using a die from the Adventure Edges set
  • Add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss)
  • Stamp the little raindrops from the April Showers stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Step 4: Assemble the Focal Panel

  • Use clear double-sided adhesive and double-sided foam tape to assemble the focal panel
  • Add some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the umbrella for some extra sparkle

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  • Stamp the little circles from the April Showers stamp set as a continuous pattern onto a yellow card-base with Altenew Crisp Ink Honey Drizzle
  • Stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto some light kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Assemble, and you’re done!

I hope this gave you a little inspiration!

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other
Versafine Clair Nocturne
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss)
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
Altenew Crisp Ink Honey Drizzle
yellow cardbase
light kraft cardstock

Joset Designs Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Learning to Ride!

May 25, 2019

Good morning! Laura here with you today and I am happy to share with you a fun and summery layout!

To create this project:

Step 1: Die cut 24 of the second smallest Stitched Fishtails

Step 2: Die cut 18 varying sizes of stitched circles

Step 3: Die cut one 3″ and two 2″ stars and score them to make a barn star

Step 4: Trim your paper to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 and adhere to the soft finish white cardstock

Step 5: Adhere all your elements onto your paper and use 3D adhesive foam dots on some of the elements to create dimension

Here are some details:

Thank you for stopping by!

Laura

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Circles Everywhere!!!!

April 17, 2019

Good morning, Laura here with you today to share a sweet, playful and fun layout I created!

Step one: Trim top sheet of paper to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and ink the edge of the bottom and top papers

Step 2: Using the Stitched circles die set cut 1 circle at 3 1/4″, 2 circles at 1 3/4″, 2 circles at 3″, 1 circle at 2 3/4″ and one at 2 1/4 out of coordinating paper.

Step 3: Using the Stitched Circles die cut silhouettes using black cardstock of all of the circles cut in step 2 and keep the inner circles as well. Adhere the silhouettes onto the circles.

Step 4: Following the tutorial I have previously done for the pinwheels (found here ) using the 1 3/4″ square from the dashing square die set cut and 3 using the 1 1/4″ square create 4 pinwheels.

Step 5: Adhere everything together and add a title

Here are some details:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Laura

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Scrapbooking

A Quick Layout That Will Make You Smile

March 21, 2019

Good morning! Laura here today, sharing a quick 12×12 layout I created. Follow the step-by-step below to see how you can make your own version!

Step 1. Trim papers. You’ll need:

  • 1 12×12
  • 1 61/4×12
  • 1 31/4×12
  • 1 23/4×6
  • 1 51/2×51/2

Once you’re done cutting, ink the edges of all papers.

Step 2. Using the Stitched Circles die set, die cut 7 circles using dies that one size apart so you have a silhouette and a full circle. Ink the edges of all circles.

Step 3. Die cut or fussy cut 4 butterflies and ink edges

Step 4. Create your flowers using any small Elizabeth Craft Designs flower die. I used the Large Flower, and Bunch of Flowers sets.

Step 5. Adhere everything together and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

~Laura

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

Be Not Afraid

February 27, 2019

Hello!!! It’s Wanda here today, sharing an idea of how to use any of the “spray” dies in the A Way With Words collection. I’ve used the Butterfly Spray (from the Butterfly & Stars Spray set) for my project today. This idea has been roaming about my mind for a couple of weeks and I needed to give it a try. I’m really pleased with the result!!!

To begin I cut a piece of 110# Soft Finish Cardstock to a 6″ square. I then added really light pencil lines from corner to corner and across and down at the halfway points. This gives you 8 lines or 8 spaces to use as a guide for die cutting.

Next I used a Stitched Circle die to cut a circle from the middle of my paper. This makes it easier to place the dies for cutting.

Place the die, putting the part of the die you want to cut on top of the paper and the part of the die you don’t want to cut through the hole and under the paper. Use a piece of removable tape to hold the die in place.

Run this through your die cutting machine, going only far enough to cut the design on the front of the paper and then go in the reverse direction to get your paper out of the machine. The first time I cut, I ran my piece all the way through the machine but it left marks where the die was behind the paper.

Continue placing and cutting the spray. Here I’m just using the larger end of the spray to cut on every other line. You could choose to line your die up in the open areas between the lines for a slightly different look.

After finishing the first 4 cuts, I then did the in-between lines using the smaller end of the spray.

And here is my piece with all the butterflies cut. Yes, that center looks ugly but we will be covering it up.

I erased all the pencil lines and then sponged ink around the edges.

I layered my Butterfly piece over another square cut to 6 1/8″. For this square I used a piece of Kraft Metallic card from the Jewels pack (Tim Holtz Idea-ology).

I stamped the quote (from the Where Flowers Bloom Clear Stamp Set) onto the textured side of 90# Soft Finish Cardstock using a stamp platform –– this allows me to stamp it multiple times to get a good image on the texture and to make it nice and dark. I die cut this with the Stitched Circle die that is one size larger than the die I used for the center.

Cut another circle with the next size larger Stitched Circle. Sponge ink around the edges of both circles. I used the same color as my Butterfly piece.

Layer both circles using Foam Tape and attach the stacked circles to the project with Foam Tape.

I then attached my complete piece to another square of 110# Soft Finish White, cut to 6 1/4″ square. This was just to make the whole piece a bit firmer.

You could choose to make this a large card for someone or even put it in a frame for a home decor piece (use one of the Happy Frame sets and size your project accordingly).

I hope you like this project and, if you have any of the Spray dies, you are inspired to try something like this!!!

Hugs, Wanda

Supplies:

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Rejoice Christmas Card

December 6, 2018

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Rejoice Christmas Card. The inspiration came from A Way With Words dies – Flourished Candle and Rejoice. With those elements figured out, I added more with dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and ModaScrap to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

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Krista Schneider

Santa’s Little Helpers

December 5, 2018

Hi there, Marilyn here and today we’ll create a fun Santa’s little helpers Christmas card. Hopefully you have all or most of your cards done by now because Christmas is almost here. For me, it usually ends up that the closer we get to Christmas the fewer people will get handmade cards because I nearly always run short of time, and this year is no exception. The good thing with this card is that once the images were coloured, the remainder of the card worked up very quickly. Below are the steps I used to create it:

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Shimmer Sheetz

Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Ten-Minute Christmas Cards with Removable Ornaments

December 2, 2018

By Judi Kauffman

I always seem to need just a few more Christmas cards (sound familiar?), so I’ve devised a strategy for making some that are simple and fast, but don’t look that way! Today’s tutorial is a trio that uses a non-traditional palette. I have lots of friends with taste as quirky as mine… I’m calling it a ten-minute card, but it probably won’t take that long.

I timed myself: Die cut two circles (2 minutes or less!), emboss and sand the smaller circle (2 minutes or less), add scrapbook paper to card front (1 minute at most), layer and complete the ornament (about 2 minutes), attach ornament to card front (30 seconds or less). This leaves a couple of minutes to unwrap and savor a peppermint patty while admiring your creation!

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