Elizabeth Craft Designs March Designers Challenge – Flower Power

Welcome to our March Designers’ Challenge. This month’s theme is Flower Power. With the start of spring, we thought the theme would be just perfect. Flowers make us all happy and there are so many varieties and such a wide array of beautiful colors. We hope these eight projects will make you happy, too, and inspire you to create some flowers at your craft table. Don’t forget to check out our Flower Power PRIZE GIVEAWAY! (Details are at the end of this blog post.)

Our first project for today’s challenge is this beautiful Rectangle Pull Card by Frances Byrne featuring the Victorian Flowers. She die cut the solid flowers from Shimmer Sheetz and the flower overlays from cardstock and added some Silk Microfine Glitter. For the leaves she used the Big Triple Leaf die and for the sentiment one of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s beautiful stamps, No Winter Lasts Forever. For instructions, visit Frances’s blog HERE.

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Raquel Mason created a flower Stand Up Helper card using one of the Stand Up Helper dies from Stand Up Helpers Set 1. She decorated the card using the Daisy, the Small Butterfly and the Ladybug. For the tag she used the basic tag shape die from Tags & More 7 – Vine. Love this cute card by Raquel. Visit her blog HERE for more info and instructions.

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Next project is from Marsha Valk who created this fun Flower Power Birdhouse Hanger. For the flowers and leaves she used Bunch of Flowers 1 and the Triple Leaf Set cut from felt. The roof of the birdhouse is Shimmer Sheetz embossed and lightly sanded. For the body of the butterfly she used Shimmer Sheetz as well and the butterfly silhouette is cut from white cardstock. A beautiful hanger like this will sure brighten up your house! For full instructions and supply list, visit Marsha’s blog HERE.

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Another stunning project to decorate your home! Angela Beavers created a beautiful wall hanger using Tags & More 8 – Lattice, Victorian Flower Set 1, Hardware 1 Hinges, and Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s stamp called “Let us be grateful.” The tiny flowers are from the Garden Notes – Hydrangea; they give the tag even more detail. Love how the different dies are used. Find instructions on Angela’s blog HERE.

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Debra Hensley created this beautiful card featuring the Garden Notes Hydrangea. The vase is cut from White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz using our Asian Vase die, embossed with the Lots of Dots folder. The pattern paper she picked perfectly matches the soft colors of the hydrangea. To finish the card she added some Gold Borders Peel-offs for the border lines and the corners. It’s a beautiful card that can be used for many occasions. For more info, visit Debra’s blog HERE.

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You might have already seen our next project, Judi Kauffman’s No-Sew Flower Power Wristlet. It was posted on Saturday, March 28 on our blog. We just love the bit, bold Shimmer Sheetz flowers. It is a fun and easy project and requires only a very few ingredients. To see what these ingredients are, visit Judi’s blog post for instructions and supply list HERE.

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Candy Spiegel created this bright colorful Get Well Soon card using the solid Victorian Flowers from Victorian Flower Set 1, Victorian Flower Overlay Set 2 and Bunch of Flowers Set 1. She created stencils using the solid dies for the dark pink flowers in the background. For the light pink flowers she used Shimmer Sheetz and Velvet Adhesive Sheets. See more HERE.

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Last projects for today’s challenge is this beautiful Stand Up Helper card created by Els van de Burgt featuring the Crystal Flower dies, the Hardware 1 – Hinges and the Stand Up Helper 3 – Hinges. She used a fun technique with scraps from a Glitter Peel-off sheet and Silk Microfine Glitter to create the flowers. For instructions, visit our blog post from yesterday HERE.

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FLOWER POWER PRIZE GIVEAWAY:

For today’s challenge we like to give away 3 Flower Power die sets to 3 lucky winners.

Prize set includes the following dies:

– 964 Victorian Flower Set 1

– 965 Victorian Flower Overlay Set 1 or 966 Victorian Flower Overlay Set 2 (Winner can choose)

– 796 Big Triple Leaf

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What to do?

Leave a comment on our blog and let us know what is your favorite garden flower. We will select the 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 3, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Flower Power Stand Up Helper Card

Hello everyone,

It’s Els here with a Flower Power Stand Up Helper Card. For this card I used a fun technique to use up all your scraps from your Glitter Peel-off sheet and turn this into a beautiful glittery piece of cardstock. I used this cardstock to die cut the flowers on my stand up card. I love how sparkly they are!

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For this technique you will need:

– One Glitter Peel-off sheet with an intricate pattern (I used the Glitter Flowers Peel-offs in Gold/Silver for my instructions below but for my Stand Up Helper card I used a sheet of the Silver/Gold. Tip: Glitter Dots and Glitter Stars will also work well)

- A piece of cardstock 4″ x 9 1/8″.

- A piece of Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Tape Sheet 4″ x 9 1/8″.

- Silk Microfine Glitter – Color of choice (I used the 606 Antique Gold in my demo and the 602 – Pewter for my stand up card).

– A coffee filter (or something else to collect your glitter in) and a brush.

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Instructions:

1. Apply double sided adhesive to white cardstock.

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2. Peel off release sheet, then peel off negative part of your peel-off sheet. Apply the negative part to your piece of cardstock with the exposed adhesive.

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3. Apply Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush of excess glitter and polish glitter with your fingers.

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The result, a beautiful piece of glittery cardstock that you can use for die cutting (see photo below) or for a beautiful background on a card.

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Did you know that you can color you peel-offs with alcohol marker? The tiny flowers are great to decorate any kind of project. Glitter Peel-offs 1

For my flower power card I first created my Stand Up Helper card from black cardstock. I used one of the Stand Up Helper dies from Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges. After I die cut 2 black hinges using the matching die from Hardware 1 – Hinges. I cut a piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz for the bottom part of the card and embossed this piece with our Bouquet Embossing Folder. I lightly sanded the embossed side to bring hop the silver core of the Shimmer Sheetz. The gold/black background behind the flowers is also Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz that I lightly dapped with Black StazOn Ink. For the leaves I used our Big Tripple Leaf die cut using Basic Black Shimmer Sheetz. I adhered my 2 black hardware hinges on top of my 2 stand up hinges (half of each hinges) and the other half to the bottom part of my Stand Up Helper card. To finish of my card I added some Black/Silver Glitter Border Peel-offs and some Black/Silver Glitter Dots. For more information on how to create a Stand Up Helper card, watch my YouTube video HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will try this fun technique at home.

Happy Crafting,

Els

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs -

7048 Glitter Flowers Peel-offs (color of choice) or any Glitter Peel-off sheet with an intricate pattern (For example 7018 Glitter Dots or 7078 Glitter Stars)
502 Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Tape Sheet
Silk Microfine Glitter (color of choice)
963 Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges
962 Hardware 1 – Hinges
924 Crystal Flower Set 1
796 Big Triple Leaf
Shimmer Sheetz (color of choice)
E121 Bouquet Embossing Folder
7010 Glitter Border Peel-off (color of choice)
7018 Glitter Dots (color of choice)

Other -

White cardstock
Black cardstock
Black StazOn Ink Pad
Sanding blog
Coffee filter and brush

 

 

No-Sew Flower Power Wristlet

By Judi Kauffman

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Judi Kauffman is back, this time with a fun No-Sew Wristlet using Shimmer Sheetz, dies, and embossing folders. She created this project for our Flower Power Designer Challenge which will be posted on our blog on March 31, but we’re giving you the instructions a couple of days early.

Thank you for inviting me, Joset. I love the Flower Power Challenge theme! Reminds me of the 1970s when flowers were everywhere – on bell-sleeve tunics, throw pillows, in our hair. This no-sew project is as easy as pie and it requires very few ingredients:

*Die cut, embossed and sanded Shimmer Sheetz flowers.

*Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive (used only as an adhesive this time around).

*A pre-made environmentally friendly felt wristlet made from 100% post consumer recycled fibers.

How to:

  1. Die cut three large and three small Crystal Flowers. As shown: Large flowers are Light Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz, small flowers are Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz. Die cut three of the smallest size 5-petal flowers from the Bunch of Flowers 1 set. As shown: Ruby Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. (**Remember, you MUST use a Metal Adaptor plate for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz – the plate goes inside your machine’s standard cutting sandwich, followed by the Shimmer Sheetz, then the die with the cutting side facing DOWN toward the metal plate.)
  1. De-boss the large Crystal Flowers with any all-over pattern embossing folder; de-boss the small Crystal Flowers with a second embossing folder. See supply list for the two I chose. When de-bossing, the background will be prominent and the pattern shapes will be below the surface. (You have the option of embossing with raised patterns instead.) Use a sanding block to lightly sand all six Crystal Flowers. Do not sand the small Ruby Gemstone flowers.
  1. Using Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive in Pearl as an adhesive, adhere the three large flowers, evenly spaced a half-inch below zipper, with a single petal facing toward the top of the wristlet. (Tip: 5-petal flowers look like a star; you want the star to be standing upright.)
  1. Gently bend the petals upward on the remaining six flowers to add dimension. Center and adhere the smaller Crystal Flowers so the petals are offset, the single petal (or top of the star) will be facing the bottom of the wristlet for this layer. Finally, adhere the small Ruby Gemstone flowers in the same direction as the large Crystal Flowers in the first layer. Refer to photo.
  1. Allow the adhesive to dry before using the wristlet, per manufacturer’s instructions.
  1. Care: Wristlet can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth. Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive and Shimmer Sheetz are both waterproof.

Options:

Change to any color combination you prefer. Wristlets also come in gray felt; Shimmer Sheetz comes in many colors!

Pick different flower dies; add more layers to the flowers or if using smaller flowers add more flowers to the row. Or place the flowers in a cluster or at random instead of in a row.

Incorporate die cut Shimmer Sheetz leaves, purchased velvet leaves, feathers, gems, or other embellishments.

Instead of a speedy no-sew project, have fun securing the flowers with beads and embroidery.

Double the number of flowers and decorate both sides of the wristlet. Allow the adhesive to dry on the first side before working on the other side.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

924 Crystal Flower Set 1

728 Bunch of Flowers 1

E119 Swirly Curves embossing folder

E106 Dancing Leaves embossing folder

SS0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS0105 Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS0219 Ruby Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (**MUST have for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz)

Other – Feltables 100-50388 Simple Wristlet in Fuchsia (The New Image Group); Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive in Pearl (Jacquard Products)

Modifying the Adirondack Chair Pop Up

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  With summer right around the corner it makes me think of lounging around the pool and lots of swimming. I thought I would modify the Adirondack chair into a diving board. Let’s jump right into how I made this card.

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Base card:

1.  Cut dark blue cardstock at 4.25″ x 11″ and white cardstock at 4″ x 11″ and score both at 5.5″.

2.  Place the white cardstock on top of the blue cardstock, place Adirondack die on the score line and die cut both pieces at the same time.

3.  Cut out Adirondack portion from white cardstock. See photo below. Emboss top portion only with Clouds embossing folder. Ink with blue ink over raised areas.

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4.  Die cut the following pieces as shown below:

  • Props 3 –  from yellow cardstock – mask, snorkel and flippers
  • Beach Edges – cut blue cardstock at 2″ x 4″ then die cut using waves die
  • Rocky the Crab – black shadow layer, red detail layer and white eyes
  • Adirondack – from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz – arms of chair, snipped out
  • Adirondack – use the white Adirondack chair that was cut out as a guide to cut a solid piece in dark blue cardstock. This piece will be adhered on top of the Adirondack on the base card. (not shown)
  • Happy Birthday Pop Up – use white cardstock that has Transparent Double Sided Tape to die cut “Happy Birthday” then cover with Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter and polish. (not shown)
  • Alphabet 1 – die cut “It’s your day dive right in” from yellow cardstock. (not shown)

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Peel-Off:

5.  Place gift peel-off onto Transparent Double-Sided Tape that has been adhered to white cardstock and cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Color image with alcohol markers. To see a video tutorial of Els’ technique, click HERE. Cut out image using Fine-Pointed Scissors.

6.  Use Transfer Sheet to apply negative image of gift to front of card. To see a video tutorial of Els’ technique, click HERE.

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7.  Assemble all pieces together using photos for placement.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself. Happy Crafting!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

975 Adirondack Chair

985 Rocky the Crab

981 Beach Edges

986 Props 3 set

947 Happy Birthday Pop Up

967 Alphabet 1 Caps

639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

636 Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter

KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder

SS0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double-Sided Tape

2544 Gifts peel-off in black

600 Transfer Sheet

802 Fine-Pointed Scissors

Other:

Cardstock: yellow, white, blue, red, black

Broken China Distress Ink – Ranger

Blendabilities alcohol markers – Stampin’ Up!

Pop it Ups Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Make ‘em Laugh!

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the March Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my Designer Challenge team to use Pop it Ups dies for a specific theme. This month I challenged the team and guest designer as follows: Make ‘em Laugh! – Funny cards for any theme.

As soon as I saw the “Dog Years” stamp I knew I had to use it for this challenge. I thought it would be fun to make a seemingly cheerful birthday card that turned into something decidedly more snarky upon opening. When my daughter Emma saw the card she said “Oh no! You killed Buster!” to which I replied “No, no, he’s just playing dead! He’s very talented.” The Rectangle Pull Card was the perfect choice for this effect. Learn how in this video tutorial:

Here are some photos of the card made in the video.  When the card is closed (the tuck slot will keep the card closed so there is no accidental reveal), Buster looks like a styling pooch, happy and very much among the living . . .

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Pull the card open and things start moving. The glasses fly off of Buster’s face, revealing that he isn’t quite as “alive” as he appeared a moment before. (Movie plot? Weekend at Buster’s?) Buster elevates and falls over . . .

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…ending up flat in the grass, playing dead. The “Dog Years” punch line spins up into place at the same time.

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The Buster the Dog die set comes with the decorator bone that he’s holding. I also added just a few blades of grass to both sides of the hill to round it out.

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You can use the bridge technique with the spinner to get a greater arc of motion for any item, so don’t feel like it’s only useful for making a dog play dead. Think about making a plane, rocket or bird (maybe a pig?) fly across the top of the card, or a hat fly off of a Character’s head, or a sports ball sail through the air . . . you get the idea(s)!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • “Dog Years” rubber stamp – Rubberstamp Ave.
  • Cardstocks – white, black, pink, glitter blue
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey (Buster), Bazzill (grass)
  • Computer font – Mailart Rubberstamp
  • Fineline 20 gauge glue bottle filled with Lineco pH neutral adhesive
  • Die cutting supplies – machine, small cutting pad, silicone rubber, magnetic platform
  • Brayer, removable Scotch tape

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Get ready to laugh! Here are the clever and funny cards from the team and our regular guest designer, Sandy Diller.

Shelly Hickox kicks things off with a hilarious card using a Funny Bones stamp on the Fancy Accordion die. She also used the Fancy Frame Edges on the card’s front. What a great idea to stamp the greeting and then cut the lines space them out.

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Summer Hills-Painter made a Rectangle Pull Card asking the recipient just how old they are, via a very surprised bird. She used all of the rectangle decorator dies from both the Rectangle Pull Card and Rectangle Accordion to get the triple mat on the bird.

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Our regular guest designer Sandy Diller created an adorable funny Easter card featuring Whiskers and Buster dresssed up as bunnies. She combined several Pop it Ups dies for this great card.

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Caz Counsell created a super fun Rectangle Pull Card featuring Buster the Dog asking an important doggie question. Notice that Caz extended the width of her card. With Pop it Ups dies you’re always in control of your card size.

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Frances Byrne made the perfect funny card for any dog owner. The stamped images are adorable and colored perfectly. Frances swapped the orientation of the Rectangle Accordion from portrait to landscape. A link to the video instructions is on her blog. Also notice her signature look to the Frame Edges with alternating page/frame colors.

FrancesRectangleRaquel Mason got very clever with this funny card. She made the robot dog’s head spin around when you pull the string. Fun! You can see a video of the card in action on Raquel’s blog and find out details about her upcoming classes featuring this card. She used the Tags Pivot Card and Props4 on this card.

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Kelly Booth made this hilarious card featuring the Lucy Label pop-up and some great stamps. For the front of the card Kelly used the Lorna Label to from her first greeting. She also used the Agatha Edges on the bottom. Open the card and the birthday girl pops up (and out) of a cake attached to the Lucy Label. Kelly also used the Happy Birthday die.

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Karen Aicken found the perfect funny sentiment stamp to use for this card, featuring the Bathtub Pop Stand, Buster the Dog and the Props3 Snorkel set. Karen has a great tip for how she extended the Lorna label as a backdrop for her circular greeting. Make sure you check out her blog post to learn more.

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Fran Sabad rocked the funny challenge (pun intended) with this fabulous mixed Accordion (Oval and Rectangle) featuring a very groovy Whiskers the Cat and a greeting stamp that is both funny, true and therefore scary! Notice that Fran made mirror-image Whiskers and converted the collar die into a jaunty scarf!

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Helen Cryer made me chuckle with this funny card using the Katie Label Accordion, Buster the Dog and the Palm Tree & Pail dies, together with the perfect sentiment to get a laugh!

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Donna Wright made this fun card using the Rectangle Pull Card die (notice her extended width to the card – card size is always your choice with the Pull Card dies) and several patterned cats. She hand wrote the greeting of “Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit”. Ha ha ha!DonnaRPC1DonnaRPC

Summer Hills-Painter had a great “punny” stamp for a Honey-the-bear-turned-panda card. She used the Spiral Circle Pull Card as a base for this adorable project.SummerSCPC1 SummerSCPC2

Fran Sabad made this fabulous Rocky-takes-a-bath-on-the-beach card. Notice how she strung twine around the Palm Tree and hung items off of it. What a great idea! Fran also used the Beach Edges and Bathtub Pop Stand dies.

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Raquel Mason made a second “spinning head” card, this time with a clever adaptation of the Bathtub Pop Stand into a Snow Globe. Get the details of Raquel’s upcoming class on this technique on her blog post.

RaquelBath1 RaquelBath2Frances Byrne celebrated a birthday this week so it’s only fitting that she also made a funny birthday card for the challenge. This one uses the Rectangle Pull Card and she added balloons from the Spiral Circle Pull Card on the spinner and used the speech bubble from the Rectangle Accordion to frame the hilarious greeting.

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Karen Aicken made two versions of a card to illustrate a Funny Bones stamp about camping. She first cut the stamp into two parts so she could use the first half on the fronts and the “punch line” for the interiors. The first is a water theme with the Adirondack Chair and Beach Edges.  The second is an outdoorsy card using the Lorna Label, Outdoor Edges and Holiday House. Both cards are fabulous!

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Kelly Booth made this very funny 3-page Rectangle Accordion featuring a great color scheme and the perfect stamps. I love how she alternated the colors of the Katie Stars Frame Edges. She also used the script Happy Birthday die.
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Caz Counsell needed a card for a 12-year-old boy and was inspired by an image online with a frog dancing Gangnam Style. She created this fun card with the Lorna Label and Hoppy the Frog.

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Well I had a lot of fun this month and I hope you did, too. Pop up cards are perfect for funny sentiments because they have an inside and an outside, allowing for a “punch line” reveal. Hopefully you are inspired to make your own funny cards using Pop it Ups dies.

Join us in April for a special Designer Challenge called “Accordions with DC Team and friends” – all ten team members invited a guest to join the challenge and we’re all using Accordion albums for our cards. This is a challenge you don’t want to miss! Join us Tax Day, April 15th to see all 20 albums plus a new Accordion and video from me.

Happy crafting!

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Since 1982 – Scrapbook Page

Hi! It’s Marsha here again! Today I’ve got a scrapbook page to share with you.

Last week I met up with one of my friends for a long overdue catch-up. It was one of the first spring-like days of the year and we were able to have coffee and lunch at a terrace in the sun.

We were chatting the day away, feeling very lucky for meeting on such a beautiful day and, of course, we had to record the moment with a selfie!

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Here are the steps to create the page:

1.  Create pattern paper by spraying ink onto sheets of watercolour paper. Leave the papers to dry.

2.  Spray water onto the inside of an embossing folder and use this as a stamp. Remove the water from the paper with a paper towel.

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I’ve created a video to show you how I did this exactly:

3.  Cut the watercolour papers into strips. Adhere the strips onto a sheet of white cardstock. You can mix in a couple of embossed strips for added texture.

4.  Machine stitch the outline of the strips.

5.  Attach black thread behind the photo and adhere the photo to the page with foam tape.

6.  Adhere a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to a sheet of craft foam. Die cut letters and numbers from the sheet with the Alphabet 1 – Caps and Numbers & More 1 dies. You now have your own self adhesive foam alphabet!

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7.  Add title to page.

8.  Die cut the Sea Glass die on white cardstock and adhere a couple of the pieces to the page.

9.  Add a couple of black peel-off stickers.

10.  Add journaling.

I hope you try stamping with your embossing folders. It’s a fun little technique that you can use not only on scrapbook pages, but also on cards and other projects!

Have a wonderful day!

Marsha

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

954 Jewelry 1 – Sea Glass

967 Alphabet 1 – Caps

968 Numbers & More 1

E108 Feathers Embossing Folder

E111 Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder

E116 Mini Mosaic Embossing Folder

E121 Bouquet Embossing Folder

2588 Rainy Day Peel-Off in Black

2591 Star Buddies Peel-Off in Black

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″

506 Transparent Double Sided Tape – 6mm

903 4″ X 9″ Watercolor Paper

Other:
Spray inks (Ranger Adirondack Color Wash and Dylusions)
Cardstock (white, A4 size)
Craft foam (black)
Fineliner (black)
Foam tape
Sewing thread
Spray bottle of water

Peony Card

Hello Friends!

It’s Debra today with a post for Susan’s Garden. Spring is right around the corner but not quite here yet. The cold and dreary winter has left me yearning for the beauty of flowers. Susan’s Garden -Garden Notes dies are the perfect way to bring those gorgeous flowers into your cards. I was inspired to create a card with Garden Notes – Peony and a lovely sentiment stamp from Susan as well.

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Here’s how I made this card:

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1.  Fold 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card.

2.  Die cut one frame panel from the Katie Label Accordion die and one decorator label from pattern paper.

3.  Clip out the center, trim off the tabs and adhere the frame and center piece to your card base.

4.  Stamp sentiment on smaller label with Versamark ink close to the right edge. Add black embossing powder and emboss until smooth.

5.  Adhere sentiment label to center label closer to the right edge.

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6.  Die cut 1 base and 3 sets of petals from Garden Notes – Peony from pink cardstock.

7.  Die cut 1 stamen from yellow cardstock. Cut individual stalks in half to the base strip for a finer fringe.

8.  Die cut 2 stems and 2 sets of leaves from green cardstock.

9.  Ink petals with dark pink ink at the base for dimension. Ink 1 stem and leaves with dark green ink.

10.  Shape and pinch the petals and shape and vein the leaves with the All Metal Tool Set. For detailed instructions Susan created a video of how to assemble the Peony here.

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11.  Adhere the stem to the card front toward the left of the sentiment. Build the Peony and peony bud directly on the card base. Add leaves.

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Here is a close-up of the finished Peony below:

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12.  To complete the card, die cut 4 decorative corner pieces from the Katie Label Accordion die. Add to corners of card. Add glitter dots to corners and center piece as shown on finished card.

I hope you enjoyed making this card with me today. Garden Notes dies are so easy to use and gorgeous when assembled. Once you are familiar with the basic shaping of the petals and leaves, you are on your way to create any one of these flowers. Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube channel for instructional videos from Susan on each Garden Note flower.

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
996 Garden Notes- Peony
RS008 Take Time – Rubber Stamp
903 Katie Label Accordion
808 Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Set
809 Mini Molding Pad
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors

Other:
Cardstock- Bazzill – white, green
Pattern Paper
Versamark Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Embossing Buddy
Distress Ink – dark pink, dark green

 

Happy Easter

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here today. As Easter is only two weeks away, I decided to create an Easter card for my tutorial today. I have used some of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Peel Off Stickers and another one of the grids from Susan’s Garden Patch range of dies.

Here is how I created my card:

1. Die cut the grid from the Garden Patch 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves die set using brown cardstock and also designer paper.

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2. Trim out the grids on the left side of the grid as per photo above. Layer grid to a piece of blue cardstock which is 4 1/2″ square. Add the designer paper squares to the outer grids. Cut a piece of white cardstock 2-7/8″ square and adhere it into the large grid.

3. Create a top-folding card from green cardstock which is 5″ square and attach the layers created in step 2 to card.

4. From the Small Eggs Peel-Off stickers, place three eggs and two butterflies onto white cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on top. Remove release sheet, cover peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique HERE. Color your images as desired.

5. Cut a piece of green cardstock 1″ x 3-1/2″ and another which is 2″ x 3-1/2″. Use the grass die from the Outdoor Edges set to die cut grass, keeping the die near the top of the card so you keep the full depth of the card. Ink edges using green ink. Trim grass so it is 2-7/8″ wide.

6. Assemble Easter Eggs and grass, adhering one of the eggs to the white cardstock first, then the 2″ deep grass over this. The last two Easter Eggs are attached to the card using foam tape and finally the 1″ deep grass again adhering with foam tape.

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The inside of the card:

7. Cut a piece of white cardstock 3-7/8″ square and layer this to a piece of brown cardstock 4-1/16″ square. Layer this to a piece of blue cardstock 4-1/2″ square which is adhered to the inside of the card.

8. Roughly trim around the negative Easter Egg and butterfly image which remains after using the peel-off for your card. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the image as per photo above.

9. Cut a piece of Transfer Sheet large enough to fit over the Easter Egg and butterfly. Remove the protective backing and place the tacky side of the Transfer Sheet onto the negative shapes. Burnish with a bone folder or your fingers and carefully lift the Transfer Sheet checking to ensure that all of the pieces lift at once. You can see Els’ video using this technique HERE.

10. Now move the Transfer Sheet with negative shapes attached to it over to the card. When it is in the right spot, place it down onto the card and rub the front of the Transfer Sheet to release the pieces onto the card. Carefully lift the Transfer Sheet to check and make sure all of the negative image pieces are now on the card. (Don’t remove the Transfer sheet until all pieces are in place).

11. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set, die cut “EASTER” from green cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere the letters so they are centered to the inside white card.

12. Die cut “Happy” from the Happy Birthday die from green cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere this above and to the left of the word “EASTER”.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1004 Garden Patch 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves 
914 Outdoor Edges 
783 Happy Birthday
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps 
898 Small Eggs Peel Off Stickers Black 
600 Transfer Sheet 
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
  
Other:
Cardstock: white, brown, blue, green
Echo Park Bundle of Joy New Additions Boy 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Green Ink
Copic Markers
Foam Tape

 

Inked Embossing Folder Rose Card

Hi Crafty Friends!

Debra Hensley here today. I love how many of the Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, embossing folders and peel-offs coordinate together. There are so many fun ways to combine them. Today I made a card using the Rose die and coordinating embossing folder to create this easy and elegant card.

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Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Cut another piece of white cardstock to  4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.

2. With a brayer and pink chalk ink, ink the debossed side of the Roses embossing folder. Carefully place the cardstock piece inside the folder over the ink, close and run through your die cut machine. The ink will transfer to the embossed design creating a beautiful result.

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3.  Die cut the rose, bud and Thinking of You from pink bling cardstock. Die cut the rose and bud overlays from white cardstock. Die cut 2 stems (not pictured) and leaves from green cardstock.

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4. Adhere the embossed piece to the card front, flush with the bottom edge. Create a glittered ribbon embellishment by adhering a strip of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive across the top edge. Peel off the liner and cover with Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger to set the glitter and bring up the shine.

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5. Assemble the rose and bud. Using the Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Set and Mini Molding Mat, vein and shape the leaves for added dimension. Adhere the overlays to the base pieces. Lightly ink the stems and leaves with brown ink.

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6. Complete the card by adding the sentiment to the top left. Add the rose and bud on pop dots over the glittered ribbon. Add stems and leaves. For a finishing touch, use a corner rounder to round the top right corner of the card.

Here is a close up:

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This card is easy to make with beautiful results. The sentiment can be changed for almost any occasion. With Elizabeth Craft Designs’ variety of gorgeous embossing folders and dies, the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

799 Rose

719 Thinking of You

E124 Roses Embossing Folder

808 Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Set

809 Mini Molding Pad

617 Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter

507 Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive 10mm

Other:

Cardstock – white, green

Bling cardstock- Bazzill

Pop Dots

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Corner Rounder

Pixie Dust VersaMagic Ink

Brayer

An Elegant Birthday

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Hi! It’s Candy here! I decided to do something a little different this time. I made a card that fits into a standard business envelope in order to give me plenty of room to use one of my favorite Jackie’s Dolls Peel-Offs, “Jackie’s Dolls 2″. Let me show you how I created my card.

1. Cut card base 7″ x 9.25″. Score lengthwise and fold in half.

2. Cut pattern paper 3 1/8″ x 5 7/8″. Ink and mat with dark turquoise pattern paper. Adhere to card front.

girl_ECD_Candy_Spiegel23. Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to Peel-Off and color. Click here for video directions. Cut out.

4. Adhere Peel-Off to card front using dimensional foam adhesive.

5. Die cut Happy Birthday from orange pattern paper. Die cut label using decorator die from the Katie Label Pivot Card. Adhere both to card front as shown.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Have a great day,

Candy

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

2564 Jackie’s Dolls 2

768 Katie Label Pivot Card

738 Happy Birthday

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

503 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive

Other:

Patterned paper – Bo Bunny

Copic Markers

Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Distress Ink