Hi and Happy Halloween to Everyone! It’s Karen here. There are some amazing NEW holiday stamps and coordinating dies in the Elizabeth Craft Designs store designed by Krista! So cute. I decided to pull out one of my favorite dies, the Winter Sweater from Joset Designs, and dress it up with the new stamps.
Hello there! It’s Riikka here today with another guest project! Or actually two, as always. Today I have a double treat as there’s this layout with a step by step tutorial and a card with video tutorial! Both of the projects are done with a winter theme or vibe. Both of the projects have a blue, white, grey color scheme, white splashes, and snowflakes. I also tried to add the winter vibe using Silk Microfine Glitter as frost and twinkly snow.
The layout is about the last princess birthday my younger daughter had. It was almost two years ago. Since then she’s gotten more into football and skateboarding. The Elsa dress I did for her for that 5th birthday fit well with the winter theme well, and she’s also a child of winter.
Welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater Blog Hop! Today we have something special for you. The Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team have all been having so much fun playing with the Winter Sweater die set recently, so we decided to create a special blog hop to share all the amazing cards everyone has created using this set. Thie set can be used for many occasions … Christmas, winter, birthdays, male, female, kids, etc. Just change how you decorate the sweater!
To celebrate our Winter Sweater Blog Hop, you can receive 15% off the Winter Sweater die between today and Sunday October 1 by using the code “BRRR” at the checkout.
Hello there! It’s Riikka here today guesting with two projects!
Autumn weather means jumpers need to be taken out of the closets so I thought to make a layout and a card using the fun jumper die from Joset’s winter collection. I chose to use purple as my color palette this time in honor of the velvet nights autumn also brings.
The layout is about my daughters although there’s just a picture of my older daughter in there. It always amazes me how they both have such a strong own style at such a young age. I mean I found my style when I was over 20! So I made the page to celebrate that they have their own style also in the hopes that it will stay that way when they grow up.
If you want to see how the layout was made, please see the steps below! And if you want to see how they turn into a card form, please scroll even further down.
Mary here with another holiday card. When I first saw this cute little reindeer head, part of the Winter Sweater die set, I wanted to make a card featuring it as all of Santa’s reindeer. This clean and simple card shows those 8 reindeer and Rudolph in the center. Of course his nose had to be special so I added Silk Microfine Glitter to make it glow.
Hi there, it’s Katelyn from A Creative Journey guest designing on the blog today and sharing with you these three fun Christmas Gift Tags that can be added to any holiday gift. With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create these gift tags using a variety of fun Christmas dies from Joset Designs and pair them with Els van de Burgt dies. Let me share with you how to create each tag at home.
Shimmer Sheetz Sweater Cards
By Judi Kauffman
The minute I saw the newly-released ‘Sweater’ die set from the Joset Designs collection I envisioned it in school colors as a letter sweater or with the graduation year in large numbers. I pictured a fancy sweater for holiday parties with lots of bling. And I knew I wanted to keep going with topiary tree cards like the Gingerbread Man Topiary Tree Cards posted here on the blog on August 14, 2016.
The die set also includes a reindeer and snowflake for winter and holiday sweaters, as well as the charming coat hanger die. It’s so versatile! Just imagine cardstock ski sweaters with stamped patterns across the front or sweaters cut from soft, fuzzy felt. And how about making some for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, as gift tags for friends who knit, with ‘#1’ on the front to celebrate someone’s achievements? There are so many possibilities…
The three cards above show my first three ideas. Instead of giving detailed instructions, please use the images and my design strategies and tips to create your own customized Shimmer Sheetz Sweater Cards for any occasion.
DESIGN STRATEGIES & TIPS
*If you’re new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, review Els van de Burgt’s video TUTORIAL. A metal adaptor plate or Big Shot machine with a Precision Base Plate is required for this technique. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz before die cutting or use pieces of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure the sweater on the card front.
*The alphabet stickers I chose for ‘YOU’VE GOT BLING’ didn’t include an apostrophe so I made one with a single petal cut from the largest Glitter Flower peel-off used on the sleeves and yoke of the sweater. The sweater is Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. I mixed Glitter Dots, Glitter Flowers, and adhesive-backed gems for the ‘bling’.
*To anchor the Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz hanger onto the card front, pierce 2 holes and use a needle to pull metallic braid through the holes; tie a small bow. Notice the tiny Glitter Dots along the raglan sleeve seam line. They’re the smallest size on the sheet of peel-offs.
*Tone down the sparkle on the Emerald Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz topiary tree sweater by lightly sanding BEFORE adding the leaves die cut from Light Green Velvet Adhesive Sheet as shown below. This card measures over 9″ and is sized for a #10 business envelope. (I did not sand the other two sweaters because I liked them shiny and sparkly. They are A2 size.) Refer back to the project instructions on August 14, 2016 for a complete how-to for Topiary Tree Cards.
*The contrasting numbers, neckline piece, cuffs at the sleeves and bottom of the school sweater are die cut from Blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet, providing a soft matte contrast to the sparkly Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz sweater.
*Your cards can be any size, as long as the sweater fits.
*Add some embellishments, printed stickers, layers of patterned papers and/or solid color cardstock, and your fun and easy card will be ready to mail!
*The supply list below covers materials used for all three cards.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Shimmer Sheetz in colors of choice
Solid color cardstock in assorted colors
Fine ribbon and cord for ‘Bling’ and ‘Topiary Tree’ cards
Needle to pierce cardstock and to pull cord through cardstock for ‘Bling’ card
Coffee stir stick for topiary tree card
Faceted adhesive-backed gems in Purple, 3 sizes for ‘Bling’ card
Lightweight cork sheet for flower pot
Assorted printed stickers, alphabet stickers, and plaid paper from Graphic 45
It’s Frances here today. It’s the 25th of August today which means it is only 4 months until Christmas, so for my project I have a Christmas card to share with you using some of the newly released products from Joset Designs and A Way with Words as well as two of the new Silk Microfine Glitter colors.