Kitty Birthday

Here is a Birthday card I made for our granddaughter’s 17th Birthday.  I have used Karen Burniston’s Twist Circle Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and followed her video to make this twist panel pop up.  This is a fun card to make and can be decorated for any occasion changing out the paper, stamps and embellishments your choices are limitless.  Paper was from A.C.Moore, the stamps all from Close to My Heart (CTMH) adhesive is Clear Double Sided Adhesive from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Have fun!

 

Hearts & Tulips

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Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am posting a card I made using one of eight of Susan’s new dies that have just been released.  Today I chose to use the Tulip 2 of this new group since we are all wishing for Spring about now.  Along with this new die  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Shimmer Sheetz and Els van de Burgt Studio Heart Background die.  The picture does not show how pretty the Shimmer Sheetz looks it is really hard to take photos of it to do it justice.

Although I am using this card as a sympathy card it certainly could be used for a valentine or birthday card by changing the sentiment and put a whole heart on it.

Here is how this card was created.

Start with white card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″

  1.  Die cut Raspberry Shimmer Metal Sheetz with Heart Background die making sure to use metal adapter plate to insure complete cutting.  This cut out will measure 4″ X 5-1/4″.  Cut White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 4″ X 5-1/4″ (it fits exactly behind heart background).  Using Kids Choice Glue attach heart background to white iridescent piece. ( I placed something heavy on top to hold it down until dry).
  2.   Cut 3 tulips using White Soft Finish 85# Cardstock (1 of 4 petal and 1 of 2 petal pieces for each tulip) .  Color 2 of them with pink PanPastels Kit 1 shade base and edge with Magenta PanPastel Kit 1.  Shade 1 with Bright Yellow Green PanPastel Kit 1 at the base of all petals.  Lay petals on molding mat right side up using large loop tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit shape petals by pulling loop tool down each petal from tip to center pushing down quite hard to make petals curl up.  Use medium ball tool push down in the center of both pieces cupping up.  Using Kids Choice Glue offset the 2 pieces and glue together.  Take the sun shaped piece cut from green cardstock place down on molding mat push down in center with med ball tool.  glue into center of petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up dip tips into glue then into black pollen.  Glue into center of tulip.
  3. Cut stems and leaves from green cardstock (I cut everything twice for each tulip).  Using green ink  (Crushed Olive Distress Ink used here) add shading to all leaves and 3 stems.  Lay face down on leaf pad  take leaf tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit put stem lines in 3 stems and all leaves. Turn leaves over adding vein lines on each side of stem line.   Gently fold back on stem line add Bright Yellow Green PanPastels.  Pinch leaves together hold face down on molding mat rub end with medium ball tool to curve back.  Take stem that has stem line in it glue on top of plain stem do this for 3 tulips.  Kids Choice Glue was used to glue stems together.
  4. Cut heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock using one of Els van de Burgt Studio’s new heart dies middle size would work best  ( At the time I did not have the heart dies so I took a chipboard heart from my stash traced around it and cut it out).  Cut heart with an Exacto knife with zig zag pattern.  Take right piece emboss using embossing folder of your choice  (Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart Strings Embossing folder used here).  Ink all edges on both pieces using a coordinating ink (Spun Sugar Distress Ink used here)
  5. Using pop dots attach heart to card front leave slight space between pieces of heart.
  6.   Add sentiment to left section of heart.  I used Peel Off Stickers for sentiment but you could also stamp it on which you would do before you attach heart to card.
  7. Add tulips to right of heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Add leaves and small bow.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Tulip 2

Els van de Burgt – Heart Background

Embossing Folder – Heart Strings

Shimmer Sheetz – Raspberry Metallic

Shimmer Sheetz – White Iridescent

White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

Susan’s PanPastels Kit 1

Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

Kids Choice Glue

Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

Leaf Pad

Other Supplies:

Green Cardstock

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive & Spun Sugar

Ribbon

I do hope that my tutorial today has been helpful and has inspired you to make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time…………

Happy Crafting!

Christine

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Pitcher of Hydrangeas

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Hello Everyone!  Wow what is with all  this crazy weather across the country.  At least with bad weather it generally keeps us inside and what are you going to do but craft.

My post today was designed for Susan’s Garden Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It features  two of Susan’s new dies that are SOON TO BE RELEASED.  The two new dies are Hydrangea 2 and Pottery Pitcher.

Here is how I made the card which is a 6″ X 6″.

  1.  Cut Soft Finish White Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line forming card base.  For this card I made it a tent fold but can also be turned and used as side fold.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ (Els Through the Lens – Wood paper pack used here).  *Note:  all edges of card, printed paper, pitcher and sentiment are edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Adhere printed paper to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  2.   From Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 wreaths using Susan’s Garden Notes Square Grapevine Wreath.  Edge all around each wreath with dark brown ink (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).  Using Kid’s Choice Glue glue 2 wreaths together just around the very center leaving the branches free of glue.  Separate the top branches from bottom branches giving wreath some dimension.  Adhere to front of card using Kid’s Choice Glue being careful not to glue the branches down.
  3. Cut 2 Pottery Pitchers (Coming Soon ) from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on 1 side.  (place pitcher die face down on the cardstock side to cut).  Peel back protective covering on 1 pitcher being careful not to touch adhere to other pitchers.   Using Antique Linen Distress Ink to ink edges of pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat with large ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit rub over the entire back of pitcher and handle to give it some dimension.
  4. Take a piece of 85# White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels in shades of blue green and pink sponge all over cardstock leaving small patches of white throughout.  Using Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set (Coming Soon) cut florets at least twice for each hydrangea.  Place each floret on hard rubber mat right side up with small ball tool cup each one.
  5. Using Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock cut 10 stems and each leaf several times.  Edge all with green ink (Bundled Sage Distress Ink used here).  Lay leaves face down on leaf mat using leaf tool add stem lines.  Pinch leaf back to raise stem line highlight with PanPastels Bright Yellow Green.  Lay right side up on leaf pad using leaf tool add vein lines.   Pinch right sides together lay face down on molding mat rub tip with ball tool making it curl.  Add stem line on 5 of the stems glue each one on top of the remaining 5 stems using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan has a great video that shows how to do the leaves and assemble the flowers it can be found here.
  6. Add hydrangeas to pitcher arranging to your liking down through slot in top of pitcher adhere to back of pitcher using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Being very careful to add glue to just very edges of pitcher put glue all around pitcher adhere to left side of wreath.
  7. Stamp sentiment using black ink onto piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock which is big enough for sentiment and extra to tear away.  Ink edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Using dimensional tape or squares adhere to right side of wreath.

 

ECD Supplies

  Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2 (Coming Soon)

Garden Notes – Pottery Pitcher (Coming Soon)

Garden Notes – Grapevine Wreath – Oval

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dark Chocolate and Olive Twist

PanPastels – Set 1 & 2

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Set

Large Molding Mat

Leaf Pad

Els van de Burgt Through the Lens – Wood Paper Pack

Susan’s Seeds of Thought Stamp – Winter Spring

Kid’s Choice Glue

 

Other Supplies

Black Ink

Dimensional tape or squares

Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Bundled Sage

I am so hoping that you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has gotten your creative juices running.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies.

 

Until next time…… Happy Scrapping!

Christine