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Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

You’re Cool

January 9, 2019

Hey friends! It’s EK sneaking in to the blog, and today I’m creating a little post holiday blues card. I find the time after the holiday, but before the weather warms up to be the most difficult time of the year to create. Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready to start thinking about spring crafting, but that is still month’s away. So today, I thought I would just embrace my winter blues and create a cute critter card.

Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches. Scor and fold paper at the 6 inches to create a 6×6 inch card frame. Trim some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.

Step Two: Stamp the critter images from the Winter Animals stamp set onto the white cardstock using copic friendly ink.

Step Three: Color in the stamped images using alcohol markers. I used copics and focused on shades of brown and blue.

Step Four: Die cut a frame for the card using Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and the Frame It/Stitched Squares. Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock with the Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Square.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the soft sky paper onto the card frame. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the grapevine wreath, squirrel and fox to the card frame. Add the owl with three dimensional tape.

Step Six: Using the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp snowflakes onto the background using white pigment ink. Add a sentiment to the bottom right corner from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set in blue ink. I used Archival Cobalt Blue ink.

Thank you for peeking into today, and helping me embrace my winter crafting blues.

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Other Supplies
Copic Markers
Black copic friendly ink
White pigment ink
Cobalt blue Archival Ink

Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Blessings

November 23, 2018

 

There’s something about sparkling white glitter on red card that I love!

Hello! Samantha sharing this winter blessings Christmas card using the new Snowflake die and Classic Christmas sentiments stamp. Last month I shared a card (here) using the same die. Though they’re both red Christmas-themed cards they are very different, showing the versatility of the snowflake die.

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A Way With Words Joset Designs Pop it Ups

Hanging Winter Mitten Pull Tab Card

August 23, 2016

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Hello crafters! Mary here with a fun interactive winter card. The new Winter Mittens from Joset Designs are so adorable. I decided to make mine out of felt, alhtough you could use cardstock instead. For the card, I wanted to do something different. The Hanging Charm Pull Tab was out of stock for a while at ECD so when it finally came back in, I jumped on it! The mitten fits perfectly inside the frame. Yes! Continue Reading

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Winter Solstice

September 25, 2015

Hello crafters!

It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here today. As summer ends, and with the cold weather slowly approaching, I am suddenly inspired by winter memories.  It is with great excitement that I will show you how to make my “Winter Solstice” card.

When I designed CountryScapes, I had decided that these dies would reflect my story. Growing up in our home on three acres of my grandparents’ farm, after my father retired from the military, was an adventure every day and every season. Looking out onto our backyard, was the split rail fence, and in winter, it was adorn with snow. I noticed the wildlife that passed through our yard, but mostly the serenity it brought by just staring out my bedroom window while I read or sketched. This card is my memory of those times.

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1.Cut A6 card (6 1/4” x 4 1/2”) from 100lb Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Soft Finish Cardstock and a rectangle (6” x 4 1/4”-top layer) from 85lb Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut all pieces twice, except the snow mound, of which you will need three if you’re going to add it in front of the tree, with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Clear Double-sided Adhesive on the back. Everything is cut from the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Soft Finish Cardstock, except the Country Fence. I die cut one Country Fence from the Soft Finish Cardstock and one from 100lb dark brown cardstock. Create a cloud and grass template from heavy cardstock.
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2. First, adhere a 2” x 4 1/4” piece of Clear Double-side Adhesive sheet to the bottom of the top layer; don’t peel it until you’ve done the clouds. I use Ultramarine Blue Shade from Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 2 for the stormy sky. After the sky is done, it’s safe to peel off the protective sheet of the adhesive and sprinkle with the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter (apply as directed). Adhere this top sheet to your card. Edge card with the Silver Peels Offs if desired.

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3. I used PanPastels Set 2 Chrom. Oxide Green Tint and a cosmetic applicator to lightly color the evergreens in the background. Next, I added details to the trees with the Prismacolor Cool Gray pen.
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4. Adhere the trees, branches, Country Fence, and Owl pieces together. I like the look of adding thickness to my pieces, but it’s purely optional on your part. If you want snowflakes, you can use a toothpick, dipped into the Kid’s Choice glue and dot the sky, then, sprinkle with Twinklets/Diamond Dust.
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5. Shade the trees, using PanPastels Set 3 Paynes Gray Tint overall and highlight the details with Paynes Gray. Adhere birch tree to the top layer. Repeat with the branches.
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6. Adhere the Country Fence together, white cardstock on top. Use the Walnut Stain to color the fence, then, use PanPastels Set 3, Raw Umber to shade.
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7. I apply Silk Microfine Glitter (Warm Diamond 640) to my cardstock as per instructions, then die cut it. Place two of the mounds onto the fence, the third one I cut to add some “mounding” in front of the birch tree. Cut the fence in half and use Kid’s Choice glue to adhere it to the right side of the birch tree. (Save the other half for another project!) I also added a mound of snow on top of the post.
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8. Shade the owl, using PanPastels Set 3 Paynes Grey Tint and Paynes Grey. Details were done with Copic YR12 for the eyes and claws, then I used a black UniBall Pen to do pupils, beak, accentuate the feathers and claws. Adhere to the right side branch.
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This really is a very quick card to make and put me in a serene mood, just remembering a scene similar when I was growing up.

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Pop it Ups

A Winter Wonderland

December 28, 2014

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Hi Everyone, it’s Jackie Smith.  I have another card using Karen Burniston’s Lorna Label PopUp. With Christmas out of the way, our family enjoys spending time either at the cabin or skiing in the mountains which inspired this card.

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Here’s how I created my card:

1. Create card base from brown cardstock. Cut 6″x 12″ rectangle; score and fold in half.
(6″ square card).

2. Cut insert from snowflake paper 5 3/4″ x 11″ rectangle. Score and fold in half. Line up Lorna Label on center fold of card as per Karen Burniston’s instructions here.DSC_0333-1 3. Cut top & bottom edges with Agatha Edges die as shown.

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4. For the front, cut blue paper 5 3/4″ square. Cut word paper 5 1/2″ square, adhere using Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Side Tape.

5. Cut snowflakes using Blue and White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with Snowflakes die (make sure to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz). Adhere with pop dots as shown. Save snowflakes for inside. Adhere Silver Snowflake Peel-Offs in center. Cut “Chilly the Penguin” using white and black Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Cut accessories with blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet and Orange Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere using liquid glue. Die cut snow using Outdoor Edges with White Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Adhere to the front and save snow for inside as well.

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6. Cut house with brown paper with House Pivot Card die. Cut accessories with silver damask paper. Cut window light with Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet. DSC_0336-17. Adhere window overlay with liquid adhesive as shown. Adhere  Silver/Gold Glitter Icicles Peel-Offs to window sills as shown. Cut Wreath with Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and red bow with Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet as shown.

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8. Cut trees with green paper and Green Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Place green metallic trees in Swirly Leaves Embossing folder. Apply StazOn ink over top. Apply liquid glue to trees, apply white silk microfine glitter for snow.

DSC_0329-19. Cut tag with Tags die with patterned paper. Adhere sticker with pop dots as shown. Adhere layered snowflake from step 4.

SUPPLIES:
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Other – 
Cardstock and patterned paper- Early Espresso paper – Stampin’Up!, Silver Damask- Creative Imaginations, “Frolic”-Timbergrove by Fancy Pants Designs
Other- Paper trimmer, Scor-It-All, Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive -3M

 

Pop it Ups

Snowflakes are Winter’s Butterflies!

October 17, 2014

Hi, Kelly Booth here. I know many of you that live back east in the US or in other places where it snows all the time are not looking forward to winter, but here in the desert I wish it would snow. I think snowmen and snowflakes are just magical. Today’s card features both of them on a fun Pop It Up!

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1. Take a piece of light blue cardstock 8 1/2″ by 11″ and spray it with Dylusions White Spray. Let it dry. Cut 4 3/4″ x 11″ from this piece and score at 5 1/2″.  Place the Lucy Label Pop Up die on the score line and run it through your die cutting machine. Gently fold the scored lined and shape the pop up. ( Save the extra you will use that in step 4)

2. Cut a piece of medium blue cardstock 4 3/4″ by 11″ and score at 5 1/2″. Stamp star pattern in white ink on the front of this.

3. Adhere the two together by placing pieces of double sided adhesive on the back of the light blue piece and placing it inside the medium blue card front. Trim away any edges that don’t line up just right.

4. Take the leftover light blue cardstock and cut a piece 3 1/4″ by 5″. Place tag top die from Tags & More 1 – Lace at the top and run it through your die cutting machine. Take the decorative swirl die and line it up on the tag so the hole matches and run it through the die cutting machine.

5. Take a piece of white cardstock 3 1/4″ by 5″, place the tag top die at the top and run it through your die cutting machine. Adhere this piece to the back of the light blue tag with the swirls. With a scrap of medium blue cardstock, cut a circle tag reinforcer and adhere around the hole in the tag. Put a piece of ribbon through the hole and secure.

6. Place pieces of double sided adhesive on the back of the tag and place it on the front of your card.

7. Adhere white cardstock 4″ by 6″ to a piece of double sided adhesive the same size. Peel off the backing and place in on your work table with the shiny side up. Peel off one snowman in frame and place sticker sticky side up on your protective backing. Place your cardstock with the adhesive side facing down on top. Turn over so the cardstock is on the bottom and peel off protective backing making sure not to touch the exposed adhesive. Cover adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish and brush of excess glitter.

8. Color the snowman peel-off with Alcohol markers (I used Copics). Cut out snowman label staying as close to the silver edge as possible. (Save the extra glittered card stock as you will use this later).

9. Place a single layer of foam tape or pop dots to the back of the snowman and place it on the center of your tag on the card front.

10. Adhere white cardstock 4″ by 4″ to a piece of double sided adhesive the same size.
Peel off the backing and cover the adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish and brush of excess glitter.

11. Using the leftover piece of cardstock covered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, cut 1 large, 1 medium and one small snowflake using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Snowflake die set.

12. With your silver glittered cardstock, cut 1 medium and one small snowflake.

13. Place one medium snowflake on the top left hand corner of the snowman label by adding liquid adhesive to just one of the snowflake arms. Add a Transparent/Silver Glitter Dot in the center of the snowflake.

14. Stamp a greeting on a piece of white cardstock with silver ink. Place a small label die from the Katie Label Pivot die set around the sentiment and run through your die cutting machine. Place two layers of foam adhesive or pop dots to the right and left side of the label and place it onto the bottom left side of your card. Now the front of the card should be finished.

15. Take your Lucy Label Pop Up die and cut it on a scrap of white cardstock making sure you cut the label shape. Cut the label shape out snipping at the connection points. Stamp a greeting for the inside using silver ink. Adhere label over the label on the inside of the card.

16. Place one small silver snowflake to the left side of the large white snowflake on the inside of the card by putting liquid adhesive on two of the snowflake arms.

17. Adhere a medium silver snowflake to the right side of the greeting label and a white small one on the left using a little dot of liquid adhesive.

18. Take two of the silver snowflakes from your Snowman in Frames Peel-off sheet and place one on the top of the platform inside the card and another just above the large snowflake.
Add a Transparent/Silver Glitter Dot in the center of all snowflakes except for the large one. Your card is now complete!

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

 768 Katie Label Pivot Card

 779 Lucy Label Pop Up

952 Tags & More 1 – Lace

757 Snowflakes

2583 Snowman In Frame Peel-off in Silver

7018 Transparant/Silver Glitter Dots

603 Silver Silk Microfine Glitter

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Double sided Tape Sheet 5″ by 12″

 

Other Supplies:

Copic Markers

Cardstock (Light Blue, Medium Blue, White)

Dylusions Ink spray White

Silver and White Ink pads

Liquid adhesive

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

Die Cutting Machine

Scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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