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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

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Halloween Card

September 2, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Halloween Card which features a variety of the new Halloween dies from Joset Designs! I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. You’ll need two patterned papers from the An Eerie Tale patterned paper. Die cut the 4 3/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the 5 1/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of the squares. Ink the edges of the squares using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the Happy Halloween from the Words 3 – Happy Holiday die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of each word.

Step Three. From the Spider Web die, die cut the spider web out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the spider web in half.

Step Four. From the Halloween Accessories die, die cut two bats out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Die cut the Haunted House and Cat from the Haunted House Set out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Iron Fence out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Ink over the entire surface of the iron fence.

Step Seven. Die cut the medium sized pumpkin and stem from the Pumpkins die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the pumpkin. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the stem.

Step Eight. From the Scarecrow die, die cut the small pumpkin and the stem. Die cut the two of each of the vines as well as two of each of the leaves from the Pumpkin die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the pumpkin. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the entire surface of the stem, all four leaves and all four vines.

Step Nine. Adhere one half of the spider web to the bottom right portion of the 5 1/4″ patterned paper square. Adhere the other half of the spider web to the top portion of the 5 1/4″ patterned paper square. Adhere the 4 3/4″ square to the 5 1/4″ square.

Step Ten. Adhere the Iron Fence to the bottom portion of the 4 3/4″ square. Use foam squares to adhere the haunted house to the left hand side of the 4 3/4″ square. Use foam squares the adhere the two bats to the right of the haunted house.

Step Eleven. Adhere the stems to each pumpkin. Use foam squares to adhere the larger pumpkin 1/2″ from the bottom and 1 7/8″ from the left of the 4 3/4″ square. Adhere the other pumpkin 1/8″ from the bottom and 1 5/8″ from the left of the 5 1/4″ square. Adhere the leaves and vines as desired around the pumpkins.

Step Twelve. Adhere the Happy Halloween sentiment to the top right corner of the 4 3/4″ square.

Step Thirteen. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 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 Happy Halloween Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Hickory Smoke
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: An Eerie Tale – You Bewitch Me and Enchantment
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