Crystal Flower Pull Card

Hello everyone! Helen here today, with a Spiral Circle Pull Card tutorial for you. I was browsing through my patterned paper pads, and a turquoise and gold paper caught my eye. This paper was the inspiration for my card. Someone asked me a while ago where I get the inspiration for my cards, and I’d have to say it usually does comes from patterned papers -
the colors and style of pattern always seem to create a ‘theme’ for the rest of the card.

DSC_0518Directions for making the card:

1. Cut a piece of pale turquoise cardstock 5.5” x 8”. Fold it in half, and open again.

2. Use the Spiral Circle Pull Card die to create the additional folds and half-circle cut. For more info on how to use this die, watch Karen Burniston’s video tutorial HERE.

3. Cut two strips of patterned paper, each 5.5” x 1.5”, and adhere them to the outer edges of the card.

4. Cut a piece of pale turquoise cardstock 5.5” x 2.5”, and emboss using Trendy Tiles 1 Embossing Folder. Adhere to the right-hand side of the card, next to the patterned paper.

5. Cut a large and small flower from turquoise glitter cardstock using Crystal Flower Set 1.
Cut a large and small flower from gold cardstock using Crystal Flower Overlay Set 1.

6. Cut a circle from contrasting patterned paper using the circle die from Clocks and Gears, and another smaller circle using the circle die from the Spiral Circle Pull Card set.

7. Cut another circle using the circle die from the Spiral Circle Pull Card set from gold cardstock. Die cut Thank You in de center of the circle using the Thank You Stand Up Helper. Trim away the top half of the circle, so you are left with a piece as shown at the bottom of the picture below.

DSC_05078. Glue the center of the Crystal Flower Overlays onto the turquoise glitter flowers of the corresponding size. Adhere both flowers together (small flower on top of the large flower). Add a brad in the center of the smallest flower. See close up picture below.

9. Adhere the larger contrasting patterned paper circle to the front of the floating circle, and glue the layered flower on top.

DSC_052510. Inside the card, adhere the smaller patterned paper circle, with the ‘Thank You’ half circle on top.

11. Cut four Big Triple Leaves from gold cardstock. Adhere two to the card front, and two inside, as shown below.

12. Glue a sheer ribbon bow to the leaf stems on the card front.

DSC_0531 (1280x850)13. Finally, add some Lace Fan 1 Gold Peel-Off Stickers down the sides of the patterned paper strips, and below the ‘Thank You’.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

Spiral Circle Pull Card (916)

Clocks and Gears (917)

Trendy Tiles 1 Embossing Folder (KB102)

Lace Fan 1 Peel-Off Stickers (sku1279)

Crystal Flower Set 1 (924)

Crystal Flower Overlay Set 1 (922)

Thank You Stand Up Helper (941)

Big Triple Leaf (796)

Other Products:

Pale turquoise cardstock

Turquoise glitter cardstock

Gold cardstock

Pearl brad

Basic Grey’s ‘Market Spice’ 6×6 paper pad

Sheer ribbon

Adhesives: Tape runner, wet glue, glue pen

Trimmer

Birthday in Fashion

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here again! This time round I thought I would play with one of the stickers from the Jackie’s Dolls 2 Peel-off stickers. I love these elegant images, they are taller than any of the other Peel-off stickers which makes them ideal to use to create tall cards, which is what I have done today.

Here is how I made the card:

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1. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of double sided adhesive sheet that is approx 3 inches x 7 inches. Remove the release sheet from one side of the adhesive sheet and set the release sheet shiny side up on your work table. Adhere double sided adhesive sheet to the piece of white card.

2. From the Jackie’s Dolls 2 Peel-Off sticker sheet remove the girl, the hair and the extra skirt. (I also added a few other things to mine as you can see in the photos above. I end up not using them for this card.) Place your stickers sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.

3. Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.

4. Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive.

5. Cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired.

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6. Cut out the girl, the hair and extra skirt. Use foam tape and adhere the hair and extra skirt onto the girl.

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7. To create the card base cut a piece of bright pink card that measures 7 3/4 inches x 81/2 inches. Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches so you have a folded card which is 7 3/4 inches tall x 4 1/4 inches wide.

8. Layer onto the front of the folded card a piece of lilac card which is 7 1/2 inches by 4 inches.

9. Next layer a piece of designer paper which is 7 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches (my designer paper is actually from a 6″ x 6″ paper pad, because I used striped paper it was easy for me to add a little extra at the bottom and you can’t see the join)

10. For the two circles at the top and bottom of my card I used the large accessory circles from the Circle Spiral Pull Card and the Circle Accordion Die. (If you look at my card above the circles aren’t going to be seen towards the center of the card, so to save card I just die cut part of circle and layered and adhered to the base card so the piece missing goes towards the centre. This saves cutting into another sheet of card just for a circle)

11. Cut a piece of white card 2 3/8 inches x 6 1/4 inches. Layer this onto a piece of bright pink card which is 2 5/8 inches x 6 1/2 inches.

12. Attach foam tape to the back of the Girl image we created earlier and adhere this to the center of this panel.

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13. Die cut the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper from bright pink card. Trim down the excess card on each side of the die cut word, leaving a 1/2 inch tail at the bottom. Apply some adhesive to the lower back of the right side of the panel and adhere Happy Birthday to the back so that all you see from the front is the letters not any borders. (This is a quick and easy way of adding one of the Stand Up Word dies to you card).

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14. In the top right and bottom left hand corners of this panel, add the middle sized Pink/Silver Glitter Dots. (You can see in the photo above I added these in three rows, offsetting each row so I got a triangle shape.

15. Adhere the finished panel to the folded card.

The inside of the card:

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16. Cut a piece of white card that is 3 3/4 inches x 7 1/4 inches. Layer this onto a piece of  lilac card which is 4 inches x 7 1/2 inches.

17. Add a strip of designer paper to the bottom of the white card. (Mine is 2 inches wide)

18. Cut out around the negative image left on the Jackie’s Dolls 2 Peel-Off sticker sheet. Remove the outer black sticker that goes around the whole image. Take a piece of Transfer Sheet, remove the protective backing and place this over the negative image. Use a bone folder to help transfer the image to the Transfer Sheet. Next place this Transfer Sheet that now has the negative image where you wish it to go, place down on the card and again use a bone folder to transfer it to your card. (I added a piece of scrap paper over the designer paper so the negative image didn’t go onto that as I was only using part of the negative image).

19. Stamp sentiment onto your card using black ink as per photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Jackie’s Dolls 2 Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 2564)
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (641)
Double Sided Adhesive Paper (502)
Happy  Birthday Stand Up Helper (937)
Circle Spiral Pull Card (916) designed by Karen Burniston
Accordion Circle Card (769) designed by Karen Burniston
Pink/Silver Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)
Transfer Sheet (SKU 600)
 

Other

White Card
Lilac Card
Bright Pink Card
Bella’s Birthday Designer Paper 6′ x 6″ Paper Pad – Wild Rose Studio
Birthday Fashion Sentiment – Verses Stamps
Foam Tape
Copics
 

Pretty Purse Birthday Cards

Karen Aicken here, and I have two birthday cards to share today. I started out with the purse Peel-Off, adhering it to 90# water color paper and coloring the image with Tombow Dual Brush Markers and a wet paintbrush. But I kept looking at the negative image and wanting to use it too. So I used a Transfer Sheet and adhered the negative pieces to a Shimmer Sheetz and fussy cut it out. (Els has a video HERE showing the transfer technique).

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I really liked the Shimmer Sheetz purse, so decided to use it for my first card.

1.  Cut your patterned paper 4-1/4″ wide and 12″ long.  Score in the center giving you a 4-1/4 x 6″ folded card. This is your inner card.

2.  Use one of the Agatha Edge dies to cut the decorative edge on the top and bottom of your inner card.

3.  Attach the border Peel-Off to pieces of Shimmer Sheetz, fussy cut and attach to the inner card.

4.  Cut the Lucy Label Pop Up in the centre, lining the alignment nubs up with the center score line.

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5.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 4-1/2″ x 12″ and score it in the center giving you a 4-1/2 x 6″ folded card. This is your outer, or backing card.

6.  Because my patterned paper was not double sided, I cut two scrap pieces 3″ high and 4″ wide, adhering them on either side of the score line. That way you can see the pattern through the Lucy Label Pop-Ups when the card is viewed at an angle.

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Here are some closer looks at the negative Purse Peel-Off on the Shimmer Sheetz – I love how it catches the light!

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7.  Cut a small butterfly silhouette and body from a scrap of black card stock, and the butterfly overlay from the same Shimmer Sheetz as used on the purse. Adhere together in the center only so the wings can lift.

8.  Adhere the inner card to the outer/backing card and then the Shimmer Sheetz embellishments as shown.

9.  Arrange a few Glitter Dots below the butterfly to help give the illusion that the butterfly is flying up and at an angle.

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10.  Cut an oval from white card stock using a decorator die from the Accordion Oval Card. Stamp or hand letter words and adhere oval to the inside the card.

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In the photo below you can see how the patterned paper we added in step 6 shows through the pop up openings. Without these pieces, you would see only white. That is fine too, but for this card I wanted to see the pattern so the look was seamless.

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As you have seen from the steps above, I complete the inside of my Pop it Up cards first and then decorate the front. The steps below are for the front of the first Purse Peel-off card. TIP: For a fast and easy project you could make a flat side-fold card using only the card front!

11.  Cut a 5 x 3-1/2″ rectangle from black card stock.

12.  Cut a slightly smaller rectangle from white card stock.

13.  Cut a  4-3/4 x 3-1/4″ rectangle from patterned paper, and adhere the three panels together. Run the layered panel through your preferred machine with the Hearts Entwined embossing folder. Adhere this embossed panel to your card front as shown.

14.  Using the Happy Birthday die, cut it five times from black card stock and once from the same Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere the black layers together, one on top of the other to create a nice thick word stack. Adhere the Shimmer Sheetz words on top and adhere to the embossed panel.

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15.  Cut the butterfly silhouette and body from the same Shimmer Sheetz and the overlay from black card stock. Adhere together at the center as before so the wings can lift.

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16.  Add one of the flower Peel-Offs and a negative flower to the Shimmer Sheetz, fussy cut and adhere as shown.

17. Adhere a Ribbon Flower Peel-Off border across the bottom edge as shown. Color around the flowers with a marker, and add tiny Glitter Dots to the center of each flower.

Here is the finished card.

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This was the card we gave my Mom on her birthday earlier this month and she loved it.

For my second card, I used the coloured Peel-Off!

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1.  Cut Kraft card stock 4-1/4 x 11″ and score at 5-1/2″ to create a standard A2 sized top fold card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2″).

2.  Cut a patterned card stock panel 4 x 5-1/2, then use one of the Agatha Edges to shape the bottom edge. Adhere to front of card and outline with a fine point black marker.

3.  Adhere the Purse Peel-Off, 3 flowers and a bow to 90# watercolor paper.

4.  Scribble with Tombow Dual Brush Markers (a water based artist marker) on a plastic palette, then use a wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and paint. Watercolor the Peel-Offs.

5.  Fussy cut and adhere the purse to the card with foam tape as shown.

6.  Adhere the flowers and bow to the purse as shown.

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7.  Cut a patterned paper panel 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhere inside card.

8.  Cut a white panel 3-3/4 x 5″ and attach to the patterned one.

9.  Snip the Peel-Off border to fit the white panel and adhere one piece at the top and one at the bottom.

10.  Stamp your greeting inside and your card is finished!

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Thanks for stopping by … I hope I’ve encouraged you to try using the negative images on your Peel-Off sheets and Shimmer Sheetz.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

For Pink Pop it Up card:

600 Transfer Sheet

SS 0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

779 Lucy Label (Pop it Ups)

782 Agatha Edges (Pop it Ups)

1262 Ribbon Flowers Peel-Offs

713 Small Butterfly die

E113 Hearts Entwined Embossing Folder

7018 Glitter Dots 

738 Happy Birthday (lg)

772 Accordion Oval Card (Oval)

 

For Kraft Purse Card:

2526 Cute Bags Peel-Offs

WP903 Watercolor Paper

782 Agatha Edges

1278 Lace Fan Peel-Offs

803 Metal Adapter plate – for cutting the Shimmer Sheetz with dies

 

Other Supplies used:

For Pink Pop it Ups Card:

Patterned paper – Crate Paper

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

 

For Kraft Purse Card:

Kraft card stock

Blue pearlized patterned paper – Chatterbox

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

Blending Palette and Water Brush

Word stamp – My Favorite Things

Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge – What a bunch of Characters!

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the August 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 the challenge was to use the Character dies (Hoppy the Frog, Poppy the Owl, Chilly the Penguin and optional Props1) to make any sort of project, pop-up or otherwise. You’re going to love the clever creations they’ve made.

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For my project, I have used the new Spiral Circle Pull Card, the All Seasons Tree plus Poppy the Owl and Props 1 for an all-purpose Love card (or should I say “owl-purpose”?).  This would make a great back-to-school card, too. Learn how I made it, along with general tips and tricks for the Spiral Circle Pull Card die plus several great decorated samples from the team in this video tutorial:

Here are photos of the finished card, which measures 5″ wide by 6″ tall and will mail for a single stamp in an A7 envelope (5×7).

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Supply List:

  •  916 Spiral Circle Pull Card die set by Karen Burniston
  • 781 All Seasons Tree die set by Karen Burniston
  • 910 Poppy the Owl die set by Karen Burniston
  • 911 Props 1 die set by Karen Burniston
  • 917 Clock & Gears die set by Karen Burniston (3″ circle die only)
  • Prima patterned papers, Core’dinations cardstock, washi tape, Hero Arts woodgrain stamp, Stampendous greeting stamp, write-on transparency, twine

Time to check out the amazing inspiration by the Designer Challenge Team.

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Hoppy the Frog:

Caz Counsell got very clever making a card in the shape of a lily pad. Then she added the Lots of Pops Pop it Ups die inside to animate Hoppy the Frog, wearing Props 1.

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Fran Sabad used Hoppy for a festive Thank You card using the Lorna Label pop-up and the Agatha Edges dies. Such fun colors in this card. See the front on Fran’s blog.

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Helen Cryer’s Hoppy Fancy Accordion card is full of fun. Such great patterns and colors, including jump lines for Hoppy and little Props1 bows with pearl-centers in the corners. She had me at hello.

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Raquel Mason doubled the Lorna Label pop-up die by cutting it into a folded card instead of an open card. This creates a double platform and she decorated it perfectly with Hoppy decorated as a tree frog. The All Seasons Tree makes a great branch for the Characters by turning it sideways. Raquel also used the Outdoor Edges on this card and she’ll be teaching it as a class in Florida in September. (details on her blog)

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Frances Byrne created such fabulous movement with this Spiral Circle Pull Card featuring Hoppy and the lips from Props 1. Notice that she decorated the tuck slots with little flies. The coloring on the lilies is fabulous.

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Karen Aicken also used Hoppy with the Spiral Circle Pull Card die, but for her card she did not use the spiral die and made a gate-fold double instead. She also added a spring feature behind the frogs so they jiggle. Love the use of the Props 1 to create a masculine and feminine Hoppy.

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Summer Hills-Painter made a quick and easy card front using Hoppy holding the present from the Evergreen Pivot Card. The Character dies are a nice finished size (around 2.5″ tall) to fill the space for card fronts. She also took advantage of the emboss/stencil feature on Hoppy to add leg spots and nostrils.

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Kelly Booth made these adorable lunch box notes for her grandkids. How sweet for them to get a special little note from Mom and Grandma each day in their lunch. She used Hoppy the Frog and Props 1.

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Chilly the Penguin:

Fran Sabad used Chilly the Penguin to decorate a Bell jar to fill with candy. What a great way to present a gift. Six Chillys will fit perfectly on the jar. Fran also used the snowflake decorator die that is included with the All Seasons Tree and embellished with rhinestones. See the top of the jar on her blog.

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Caz Counsell made a brilliant card featuring a scene with Chilly the Penguin making a snow penguin. She used the shadow layer of the Chilly die for the snowman and added Chilly’s scarf and the hat from Props 1. She created a background using the Outdoor Edges and snowflakes from the All Seasons Tree. Love this!

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Frances Byrne is clever, clever, clever! I love that she used the Evergreen Pivot Card and the Outdoor Edges to make a snowy scene for Chilly the Penguin (wearing Props 1) and then used the greeting “Have a chillin’ birthday!” so it could be used any time of the year. Great color combo, too!

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Poppy the Owl:

Kelly Booth made this adorable birthday card for my twins’ 16th birthday using Poppy the Owl and Props 1 on a doubled Lorna Label pop-up card. For the grass in the background she used the Outdoor Edges. Karl and Emma loved it!

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Donna Wright was commissioned to make a Mr. & Mr. wedding card and used Poppy the Owl and Props 1 on the Spiral Circle Pull Card. Notice her use of different colors to create tuxedos for the owls – how clever!

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Frances Byrne used the Happy Birthday Stand-up Helper die to create a great easel card and then decorated with Poppy the Owl perched on an All Seasons Tree used as a branch. Love the leaves especially!

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Caz Counsell shows how perfectly the Characters fit on the Accordion Album dies. For her card she used the Oval Accordion and *NEW* Oval Clouds Frame Edges plus Poppy the Owl. She also mixed in some of the decorator dies from other sets. (I encourage this! Don’t think the decorator dies are just for the set they came with.)

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Fran Sabad really had fun with Poppy and the Props1 die for this card, attaching all the props to swing-out arms so it becomes a fun interactive card for the recipient. She also made a kids’ art holder using Poppy dressed as a scholar. Amazing projects!

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Karen Aicken has packed a lot of smiles into one awesome Heart Pivot Card. Poppy the Owl looks great in pink, along with the Props 1 glasses and perched on an All Seasons Tree. Notice the clever use of a dots stamp to fill in the foliage on the tree. She rounds it out with an Agatha Edges flourish along the bottom. Lovely!

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Summer Hills-Painter created a great easel card in a wedding theme by using the Square w/Circle Frame Edges as a backdrop and filling in with a happy Poppy couple. The crown on the bride is made using a decorator die from the Katie Label Accordion die and the Props 1 die creates the rest of the accessories. How clever to use Poppy’s heart as the eyes! The Congratulations Stand-up Helper works perfectly to make this an elegant gift for the newlyweds.

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Shelly Hickox created one of her signature Shellypieces for this month’s challenge. She used the new Ring Accordion album, Poppy the Owl, Props 1 and the Clock and Gears die for a fantastic steampunked birthday card. Poppy has a monocle and spats!

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More than one Character:

Raquel Mason made this sensational gatefold Spiral Circle Pull Card to showcase two of the Characters – Poppy and Chilly, plus Props 1, the present from the Evergreen Pivot Card, the fence post (as a candle) from the House Pivot Card, and the Clock and Gears dies. So many amazing details in this card!

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What a bunch of Characters, eh? Hopefully you feel inspired to make something with Hoppy the Frog, Chilly the Penguin and Poppy the Owl (plus Props 1).

I’ll be back next month on September 17th with another Designer Challenge. In September the Designers have been challenged to use Pop it Ups dies for Spooky September and inspire your Halloween creations.

Happy Crafting!

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A Pink Rain Accordion Card

Hi Kelly Booth here :) For today’s blog post I decided to use the new Rainy Day die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs along with the Karen Burniston Fancy Label Accordion die set.
If one of my friends is sick, I always like to cheer her up with a handmade card. This is one of those cards in pretty pink. I hope you enjoy today’s tutorial.

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To create my card, I first like to get all my pieces cut, stamped, and ready to assemble.

1. Cut pink cardstock 8.5 by 6.5 and adhere to Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive. Cut 12 polka dot frame edges (16 if you want the frame on the back of the card as well).

2. Cut umbrella and 2 solid rain boots from Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Cut 2 rain boots overlays from Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.

3. Cut 4 accordion pages from white cardstock and stamp pink rain on both sides using a bright pink ink. Cut apart two of these leaving 2 outer frames and 2 label pieces.

4. On one accordion page, stamp sentiment on inner label. Make sure tabs are facing to the right as this is how you will assemble the card.

5. Cut one more accordion page from pink cardstock placing the large label decorator die on the inside before cutting. See picture below.

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You should now have pieces that look like this

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6. Apply Glossy Accents on umbrella handle and sprinkle Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on top. Set aside to dry.

7. Take your accordion page with sentiment and adhere pink frame around the sentiment using a tape runner or dots of glue.

8. Adhere rain boot overlays to solid rain boots using small pieces of double sided adhesive. Adhere boots to the inside frame of the other accordion page as shown in the first two pictures at the top. Use foam tape at the back of one of the boots. Adhere umbrella top using pop dots. Then apply a few drops of glue at the back of the umbrella handle and adhere to card tucking the top under the umbrella.

9. Lay the decorated accordion pages side by side with the tabs facing toward the right.
Put a strong adhesive on the tabs and connect the two accordion panels. While still flat, turn the pages over and adhere the extra (stamped) frames on the back of the panels using adhesive of your choice. Next, connect the two label shape inner panels, making sure that the outer frames form a valley fold and the connected label shapes form a mountain fold.
Refer to the photo. TIP: Gently fold along the score lines to that the card will fold flat when closed.(If needed, review Karen Burniston’s Accordion Card video tutorial).

10. Adhere the extra two inner labels to the back of the card covering the small tabs.

Thank you for stopping by The Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today. If you have any questions, leave me a comment here and I will get back to you.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

771 Accordion Fancy Label

907 Fancy Seasons Frame Edges

928 Rainy Day die set

502 Double Sided Adhesive

640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

SS 0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS 0105 Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

Other Supplies:

Dye Ink by Simon Says Stamp Black and Doll Pink

White and pink cardstock

Foam tape, pop dots and glue

Tombow Mono Adhesive

Glossy Accents

Stamps sentiment by Stampabilities

Raindrop background by Impression Obsession

Die cutting machine

Scissors

In the Clouds

Hi crafty friends, it’s Raquel here today. This card was inspired by a series of my son’s books called Frog & Friends. In one of the stories, Frog finds a balloon in his pond but he doesn’t know what it is. I am enjoying reading about Frog’s adventures with my son and I hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to make this card.

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1. Cut yellow cardstock at 5.5 x 8.5 scored at 4.25 for a finished A2 sized card.

2. Cut white cardstock at 4.25 x 5.5. Place Accordion Oval Card die and oval companion die over the top of this white cardstock and die cut (see photo directly below).

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This is how your white cardstock should now look.

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3.  Die cut 2 sets of the Oval Clouds Frame Edges from blue cardstock. Die cut Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz using same companion oval die from step 2 and emboss with Lots of Dots embossing folder. Die cut 2 sets of clouds from All Seasons Tree from white cardstock and sponge blue ink around edges of all white clouds. See photo below for all these pieces.

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4.  Run frame edges through your Xyron Create a Sticker machine to add adhesive on the back of each piece. Remove liners and adhere edges to your white cardstock from step 2. For your edges to line up perfectly, leave a small white frame around your oval (see close-up picture at the beginning of this post). Some areas of the frames will be sticky. Apply Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to sticky areas. Adhere white cardstock with edges to front of card base.

5.  Die cut Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper from black cardstock, cut away excess paper and adhere to bottom right of card.

6.  Adhere Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz inside oval opening on card base.

7.  Use fine pointed tweezers to remove balloon Peel-off and adhere to white cardstock that has double-sided adhesive applied to it. Remove release sheet and cover Peel-off with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Color balloons with desired medium.

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8.  After coloring your balloons, cut them out using fine pointed scissors and adhere to center of card with pop dots or foam adhesive.

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Here’s another picture of the finished card.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Raquel

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

772 Accordion Oval Card
781 All Seasons Tree
906 Oval Clouds Frame Edges
937 Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper
2552 Balloons Peel-Off Sticker
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
SS 0230 Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder
501 Double Sided Adhesive
801 Fine Pointed Tweezers
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Supplies

Yellow, white and black cardstock
Xyron Create a Sticker
Spectrum Noir markers
Tempting turquoise Classic Ink Stampin’ Up!
Pop dots

 

Crystal Flower Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!

Debra here to share a project featuring the new Crystal Flower dies. It seems I always need a birthday card for someone special but finding the time to make one isn’t easy – life gets busy! The Crystal Flower Set 1 and Crystal Flower Overlays dies are so intricate and beautiful – they make stunning embellishments for almost any occasion. Just cut the base and one of the overlays out of your favorite medium and all the work is done. The beauty is in the die itself!

Let me show you what I mean.

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1. Cut white cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and fold in half to create your A2 size card base. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to the front of the card.

2. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 3 x 5.  Using a piece of double sided adhesive that is 1/2 by 5, create a glitter strip by adhering it directly to the paper about 1″ from the bottom. Remove the liner and sprinkle with Teal Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger to bring up the shine.  Also glitter the large center circle from the Crystal Flower Set 1 that has been die cut from double sided adhesive attached to white cardstock.

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It will look like this when you are finished – so sparkly and beautiful! You can do this with any length or thickness of double sided adhesive.

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3. Adhere this piece to your card front on foam adhesive  about 1″ from the bottom edge.

4. Die cut the Crystal Flower Set 1 from White Irridescent Shimmer Sheetz and Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 from teal cardstock. Die cut Happy Birthday also from teal cardstock and the floral flourish from white cardstock.

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5. Using glue only around the inner ring of the overlays, adhere them to the Shimmer Sheetz solid flowers. This allows them to curl forward to add dimension to the flower. Add some foam adhesive between the two layers and the glittered center of the smaller flower.

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6. Clip apart the Flourish with Flowers to use as foliage around the finished flower.

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7. Adhere the completed flower and the flourish with flower die cuts to the card front as shown. Adhere Happy Birthday underneath the pattern panel. Add glitter dots to the flower overlays and the four corners of the pattern piece to complete. Here is a closeup.

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I hope you enjoyed making this quick and beautiful card with me featuring the gorgeous Crystal Flower dies. Make a big stash so you will always be ready for that special birthday!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

924 Crystal Flower Set 1
923 Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2
797 Flourish With Flowers
717 Happy Birthday
SS 0102 White Irridescent Shimmer Sheetz
Double Sided Adhesive
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-offs Transparent/Silver
628 Teal Silk Microfine Glitter

Other products used:
Cardstock- Bazzill
Pattern Paper- Jillibean  Soup
Foam Adhesive

Watercolor Butterfly Sympathy Card

I recently lost a friend, a fellow board gamer and foodie. He was such a bubbly young man; my heart aches for his family. I wanted to make a card that represented his spirit. I came up with this watercolor rainbow and butterfly card that feels colorful, light, and free.

Card Front

Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Making the Card

1. Cut white card stock 7 x 10 inches. Fold in half to form a 5″ x 7″ card base. Trim a small amount off the card front’s long edge.

2. Lay out the four base butterfly dies on the card front as shown. Put a small piece of removable tape on each die to keep die in place. Run card stock through your die-cutting machine.

3. Cut two lace butterflies using Small Butterfly and Butterfly Accessories Dies from yellow and purple dot paper respectively. Cut two small solid butterflies from vellum.

4. Cut a piece of watercolor paper 5 x 7 inches. Starting from the top and working down at a diagonal, watercolor a rainbow across the paper (repeat as often as necessary to cover the entire sheet). Let paper dry. When dry, flick white and black acrylic paint (optional) across paper to create speckles. Let this dry as well.

5. Stamp the sentiment in black ink as shown.

6. Adhere rainbow paper behind the card front as shown.

7. With alcohol markers, color the vellum butterflies (top two) in colors similar to what will be behind them once they have been adhered to the card. Stamp a fancy design on the wings using a nonporous surface black ink (e.g. StazOn).

8. Adhere die cut butterfly overlays to the card as shown. Only use a small piece of adhesive to the centers of each butterfly so you can still bend the wings. Bend wings carefully.

9. (Optional) Add clear Wink of Stella to all the top butterfly wings.

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

  • White Card Stock
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Watercolor Paints or Watercolor Pencils
  • White and Black Acrylic Paints (Optional)
  • Vellum
  • Alcohol Markers
  • 2 Sheets of Patterned Paper (Purple w/Dots and Yellow w/Dots used here)
  • StazOn or Other Black Ink for Non-Porous Surfaces
  • Sentiment Stamp, Design Stamp
  • Wink of Stella, Clear (Optional)

 

Card Front

Congratulations Ducky

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Hi! It’s Candy with a simple card today – one that is perfect for a new baby boy. It uses just a few products and all of them are brand new!

I thought it would be fun to dress up the rubber ducky, so I used the scarf from the snowman!

To create the card: 

1. Cut white cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.

2. Cut blue navy paper 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″.

3. Place Congratulations Stand Up Helper die at the top and run through die-cutting machine.

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4. Trim off edges so the word stands alone. Adhere to card.

ECD_Candy_Spiegel_Ducky25. Cut red patterned paper 3 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ and adhere to card.

6. Cut red patterned paper 3 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. Mat in navy cardstock and adhere.

7. Cut white cardstock 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and adhere.

8. Cut rubber ducky body and wing from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (use Metal Adaptor Plate to make clean cuts).

9. Cut out eye from black cardstock, beak from orange cardstock and ring from navy cardstock and adhere to body.

10. Adhere duck and wing with dimensional foam adhesive.

11. Cut out snowman scarf with navy cardstock. Trim as shown and adhere to duck.

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SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

935 Congratulations Stand Up Helper

920 Rubber Ducky

929 Snowman

SS 0229 Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

803 Cuttlebug & Big Shot Metal Adaptor Plate

Other Supplies:

Patterned paper & cardstock from Stampin’ Up!

Dimensional Foam Adhesive

 

 

The Color Purple

Our friend and frequent guest designer Judi Kauffman is back with a tutorial she’s calling
“The Color Purple” – interesting ideas, lots of inspiration as always!

Thanks, Joset. I gave myself a pastel challenge a few weeks ago, but I’m always happiest when using bright and quirky color combinations – especially if purple is in the mix. Royal purple, lavender, amethyst, violet, plum, mauve, lilac, orchid, I even like puce!

Instead of projects with detailed instructions, this blog post is devoted to having fun with the color purple. And my not-so-hidden agenda is to encourage everyone to use color combinations that are way outside of the comfort zone.

Purple can be the star of the show (vases, a dress).

Purple can be an accent (wings, a background or border.)

Whether you use a lot or a little, it’s a color well worth exploring in depth.

If you’re a novice just gaining confidence with your color choices, allow me to posit a few questions:

What do you notice about my color combinations?
What do you like, what do you dislike? Why?
What do you think influenced my color choices?

To answer the last question first: Everything I see is a potential source for a palette, but for these projects I looked at flowers (Mother Nature has the super jumbo assortment of markers in her studio!) and at art history (two of the color combinations have roots in Impressionist paintings).

How did you answer the other questions?

Color is a matter of personal taste. I find it fun to reach for orange, pink, red, purple and olive, someone else might find that combination jarring.

Could you learn to enjoy colors that aren’t what you usually use? Would adding them to projects one at a time make sense, or would it be more fun to jump off the deep end, make a big splash?

I asked you to take note of my color combinations so you can use them as shown, select only some of what you see, or reject them altogether and go in a totally different direction.

Spend some time with the color purple this week!

Play with markers, pencils, paint, spray mists, paper and cardstock (patterned and solid colors). If you wind up with finished cards or a calendar that would be great, but it’s not necessary. The projects aren’t as important as taking time to experiment. Outline peel-offs in Black make it easy and fun.

Keep going:

Pick a different color for each of the next few weeks. With budget in mind, add to your collection of pencils, pens, and other supplies a few items at a time. Many manufacturers sell open stock so you can buy only one marker or one sheet of cardstock and then buy more when you find favorites.

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Outline peel-offs in Black
2560 Owl Circles
2556 Dragonfly Ladies 2
2565 Dragonfly Ladies in Circle
2566 Flower Cuties 1
2516 Asian Vases
2552 Balloons

Dies
728 Bunch of Flowers 1
758 Berry Branch
803 Metal Adapter Plate

Shimmer Sheetz
SS0216 Amethyst Gemstones
SS0218 Fire Opal Gemstones

Embossing Folder
E113 Hearts Entwined

Letraset –
ProMarkers in various shades of Purple and other colors

Worldwin Papers –
ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# cardstock in White

Other –
Patterned papers and solid color cardstock, foam tape