July Designer Challenge

 

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Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome to My Blog!

Once again it is time for the ECD Designer Challenge.  The challenge this month is to use Joset’s Blackboard Alphabet and/or Blackboard Numbers die sets.   The question for the $20.00 giveaway this month is  What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you use the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets.   Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to see all the creations our Design Team have created using these dies and to enter for a chance to win.

Here is how my card was created:

Step 1  Create card base 5″ X 7″.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper / cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ .  Using #6 square die of Susan’s new Stitched Frame It Squares die set cut square into the right side of the patterned paper.  Adhere paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (Note: I number the back of my dies starting with smallest being #1)

Step 3  Mask around square opening then stipple inside the square with colors that match your paper.

Step 4  Die cut 2 mugs using Joset’s new Summer Drink die set and clear cardstock . mylar with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Die cut umbrella, orange slices, straw and ice cubes from white Soft Finish Cardstock color with markers.

Step 5  Using Joset’s Blackboard Alphabet and Blackboard Numbers cut twice HAPPY and 60th from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack letters and numbers then adhere inside square opening.

Step 6  Using an orange alcohol marker color top mug about 3/4 of way to top.  Add ice cubes and orange slices to back of top mug.  Adhere top mug to bottom mug ( add a bit of  Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of orange slices and ice cubes).   Add umbrella and straw done through the mug top opening.  Adhere mug to left side of card front.  Add half orange slice and pop 1 full orange slice.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today just click on picture it will take you directly to their site.  Don’t for get to visit their blog to check out what the other designers have done and to enter for a change to win $20.00 giveaway.

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Patterned Paper / Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Clear Cardstock / Mylar

Copic Markers – various colors

Stipple Brush

Inks

 

 

 

Rhododendron Sympathy

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends.

Here is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs and posted on their blog at this link.  You will find a complete tutorial for this card.  My card showcases Susan’s Garden Notes Rhododendron, Baby’s Breath and her Stitched Frame It – Circles.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used in this project just click on any off the pictures and it will take you directly to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


 

Happy 4th

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog and Happy 4th of July to all that celebrate it!

Today I have a quick little post for you.  I like to make treat boxes for different holidays for my co-workers fill them with some candy and have a prize for 1 lucky winner.  So when A Way With Words came out with this new Gable Box I just had to use it. Made a total of 24.

Here is how I did it.

Step 1  From white Soft Finish Cardstock using A Way With Words Gable Box die cut t box.

Step 2  Using yellow ink random stamp stars on box using Joset’s Summer Fun Sentiment Stamp Set.

Step 3  Crease on all fold lines well then assemble box using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Using Joset’s 4th of July die set cut flag and large burst.  Attach burst to box front using a bit of Clear Double Sided Adhesive then add a bit of Kids Choice Glue on back of flag pole attach to box.

Step 5  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 4 th using Joset’s  Blackboard Numbers and happy from Joset’s Words 3 – Happy Holidays.  Attach to box.

Step 6  Fill with treat of choice.

Hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and will make some of your own for any occasion – baby shower, holidays, birthdays etc.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used today just click on any of the pictures below and it will take you to their site where you can purchase.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, red and blue

Yellow Ink

Designer Hexagon Challenge

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog.  Today is challenge day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month our challenge is Hexagon Inspiration this is the card I designed for the challenge.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs blog  at this LINK to see what the other Design Team members have created using Joset’s newly released Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagon dies.  While there, be sure to answer the question for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The question for $20.00 giveaway this month is what is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies.  Winners will be announced Friday June 22, 2018.

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock using Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch cut 1 set.  Lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub backs of leaves to give a bit of dimension, turn over and run ball tool down stem and branches.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow used here) make berries.  Set aside to dry.  When berries are dry on right side add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  ( Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock -Cafe au Lait used here)

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here)

Step 4  From same cardstock as card base that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back  cut 2 frames using Joset’s Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Using 2 largest hexagons cut 1 frame then use next 2 sizes to cut second frame.  Lay 2 dies together lining up evenly tape together with removable tape lay on your cardstock then die cut.  Adhere to card front.

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Step 5  Using Joset van de Burgt Words 4 – Remember cut twice With Sympathy from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front in upper half of smallest rectangle frame to allow room for flowers below.

Step 6  Cut Garden Notes Maiden Hair Fern from green cardstock.  Shade using ink.  Lay right side down on molding mat use medium ball tool to rub back of leaves turn over run ball down stem.

Step 7  Cut 3 poppies from white Soft Finish Cardstock (you can use colored cardstock if you prefer) using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Color/shade and shape your flowers.  Susan has a great video to help with this on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.

Step 8  Assemble your bouquet on card front using Kids Choice Glue Starting with ferns then berry branches and last the poppies.

Here is another card I created using the Stitched Hexagons it was done for the Inspiration day of Joset’s new release and was posted on this blog with tutorial.

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I do hope that you have enjoyed this post today!  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used just click on pictures below it will take you to their site where you can purchase.   Don’t forget to check out their blog for what the other designers have created and answer question for chance to win $20.00 gift certificate.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow

Copic Markers – FBG2 & B12

 

 

Forever Friends Lilac

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet

 

 

 

 

Bucket of Daisies

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Welcome  My Crafty Friends,

My post today is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog using some of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  I have chosen to use Garden Notes Fitted Frames – Ovals, Galvanized Bucket and Shasta Daisy along with older releases Ivy and Ostrich Fern.  You can find tutorial on their blog at this LINK.

You can click on any of the icons below to review / purchase.

Thanks for stopping by today – until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Molly’s Graduation

 

Welcome to my blog glad you stopped by.

Today I have just a quick post to honor our granddaughter (our 1st grandchild) as she closes one chapter and enters the next chapter of her life.  Such an emotional time as I can not believe the little girl that won our hearts from day one has graduated high school and will be going off to college in the fall.  Meme’ and Pepe’ are so proud of her and glad that we could be part of it and to get her to pose for a few pictures with us.

Her card was made using Karen Burniston’s Tag Book Pop-up die along with a few Cricut cutouts.

 

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting and remember –

“you only live once… If you live right, once is enough”

Christine ( aka Meme’)