Framed Bouquet

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Today my post is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This card is posted on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog with a full tutorial.

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Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

Copic Markers

Embossing Folder – Wood Grain used here


April Challenge – Scissor Spring Mechanism

 

Welcome my crafty friends!

It is once again time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge and a chance to win.   Click here Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out all of the other Design Teams Designs.

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For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout or home decor item?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.
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Our challenge this month is to use the Scissor Spring Mechanisms by Becky.  My card that I chose to do is an open box card that my friend just taught me I felt it was just perfect for these mechanisms.  I have taken lots of pictures to help with making card.

 

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Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Cut white 100# Soft Finish Cardstock to 8-1/2″ X 10″.  With soft finish side down score the 10″ side at 2″; 3-1/2″; 6-1/2″ & 8″.  Turn and score on 8-1/2″ side at 1-1/2″ & 7″.

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Fold on all score lines using a bone folder to make nice sharp creases.  Make cuts on all 4 corners per sketch – on 10″ sides cut on score lines to 3-1/2″ on 8-1/2″ side cut only to first score line removing corners.  IMG_6194scissormech4

You should have 3″ in center of 8-1/2″ side make a little mark at 1-1/2″ on each end.  Score on diagonal from mark down to score line on each side of marks see picture.

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Crease well on these lines – they should be mountain folds.

Step 2  Now decorate your card before assembling. Using patterned paper decorate your card – cut 2 pcs.  3″ X 5-1/4″ – 1 for inside and 1 for back (which will be adhered after mechanism is in place) adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  For the 2 outer flaps they should be 2″ X 5-1/4″ but depending on score lines they may vary so should measure before cutting for best results.

Step 3  Decide where you want your mechanism on card . Place tiny die for slit on card base run through die cutting machine.   Using smallest Scissor Spring Mechanism die cut 1 set assemble.  place tabs from 1 end through slit you just cut spread tabs open adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere patterned paper to card back covering tabs.

Step 4  Using Kristen Schneider Patchwork Stamp and Die sets cut 4 bees from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color using markers.  Using bee die cut out bees.  On 2 of bees snip around wings to body keeping them attached but making them so wings will bend up.  Use a glitter pen to add sparkle to wing.  Attach one be on top solid bee just on body part of bee using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Add bee to mechanism using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

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Step 5  Using Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You die set from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back “Just” and “You” .  Adhere “Just” above the Bee and “You” below the bee.

Step 6  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to 4 corner flaps.  Dry fit by folding up to form box if you find that trimming is required to make flush with back of card do this before adhering.

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Bring flaps around and adhere to sides forming box.  Gently push in top & bottom ends on fold lines so it closes flat – crease well.

Step 7  Cut strip of matching cardstock 1″ X 9″.  Wrap around center of card overlap in front.  Adjust to fit so that it is loose enough so will slide on and off but still hold card closed.  Trim off extra and adhere closed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere bee to band covering the overlap using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Optional Closure – use a small magnet as closure.  Adhere magnet to front left flap using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere one end of band to front over magnet wrap band around back  to front adjust length.  Add a die cut with a sentiment to free end of band and add magnet to back of die cut so it lines up with bottom magnet. This was done because I had a spot on flap which band covered but when band was taken off to open card you saw a big spot – there is always a fix for these boo boos.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today I know it is long but hope it is inspiring and you will make your own open box card.

Don’t forget to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter to win and to see what all our other designers have come up with.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

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Other Supplies

Cardstock – black

Patterned Paper

Copic Markers

Glitter Pen

 

Week 14 Christmas Card Challenge – Snowy Trees

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Hello my crafty friends!

Well this is week 14 of a Christmas Card Challenge I am in with Card Making Tips group on Facebook.  With this post I am caught up with posting my cards so you will only see 1 Christmas card post from me a week for now.  This weeks challenge is Snowy Trees – not decorated.  Elizabeth Craft Designs had the perfect die set for this plus their new Happy Frame which I am loving.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made this card.

Step 1  Using Becky Seddon’s Reindeer Die Set cut 9 or 10 trees from dark green cardstock and 3 snow mounds from white cardstock.  Using a pallet knife add Snow Accents to snow mounds and trees set aside to dry.   Note: With this snow be careful on snow mounds to keep away from each end and the bottom  edge as the frame will not lay flat against card and adhere.

Step 2    Using ModaScraps Happy Frame Die Set cut 4 pieces to make frame from navy cardstock.  Crease all fold lines using bone folder.  Cut to 6″ cutting on straight end of all 4 pieces and emboss using embossing folder of your choice (dotted swiss used here).   Els has a video showing how to make frame.

Step 3    Form a 6″ square card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 4   Cut medium blue cardstock 5-3/4″ square emboss with embossing folder of choice.  Sand lightly to let white come through to look like falling snow.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 5  Build scene on card front adhering snow mounds using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on lower portions of the snow mounds.  Add trees using Kids Choice Glue on lower portion of trees tucking them between the snow mounds cutting some to make different heights and cutting half off for sides.

Step 6  Add Frame using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 7  Using   A Way With Words – Let It Snow Die Set cut Let It Snow one from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and once from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Adhere black on top of white offsetting just enough to give it a shadow.  Adhere words to lower portion of frame using Kids Choice Glue.

I do hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and will create your own version.  If you would like to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I have used just click on picture below it will take you right there.

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

Christine

 

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – navy blue, med. blue (white core), black  & dark green

Embossing Folder

Snow Accents

 

Christmas Card Challenge – Weeks 10, 11 & 12

Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Here you go with 10,11 and 12 almost caught up!

Week 10 – 3 French Hens

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Week 11 – Christmas Lights

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Week 12 – A Post Box

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Thanks for stopping by today – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Christmas Card Challenge – Weeks 7, 8 & 9

 

Welcome once again my crafty friends!

As you can see there is quite a variety of Christmas cards so far.

Week 7 – Two Turtle Doves

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Week 8 – Animals but not Reindeer (I know I know technically it is a bird but I am not only one that used a penguin and he is so cute).

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Week 9 – Card for Baby / Small Child

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Thanks for stopping by – hope you enjoyed!

Until next time – Happy Crafting

Christine

Christmas Card Challenge Weeks 4, 5 & 6

 

Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today are the next 3 Christmas Cards in the challenge I am doing on Facebook Page Card Making Tips.  It will be nice to know I will have 50 cards done by end of challenge if I do 1 a week.

 

Week 4 – Sketch Number 1

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Week 5 – Anything Goes

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Week 6 – A Round Card

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

Christine

 

 

 

 

Christmas Card Challenge Weeks 1,2,3

 

 

 

 

Welcome my crafty friends!

I know I know it is spring we are sick of winter but it is truly not too early to start making your Christmas Cards – I never seem to allow myself enough time and therefore seem to fail at sending out cards so this year I have decided to do my very first challenge in card making – I am doing a Christmas Card Challenge through Card Making Tips on Facebook.  I was quite apprehensive at first as I design for Elizabeth Craft Designs and was afraid I would not be able to keep up but this challenge is wonderful – no pressure really (only what you might put on yourself) because there is no set amount to do you can do all or just some.  I am finding I am using my Cricut Air (which has been sitting idle) along with my dies and other things I have had in my stash.

We are in Week 14 and I am pleased to say that I have stayed caught up but have not taken the time to post them to my blog so I have decided to group 3 cards a day to post on my blog.

Week 1 – Christmas Door

 

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Week 2 – A Partridge In A Pear Tree

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Week 3 – Buttons & Bows

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Thanks for stopping by today – be sure to check back tomorrow for the next 3 cards.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

Tulips

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Hello my crafty friends!

Today my post is a card I designed using a picture from Facebook as my inspiration and a little hope that we shall see tulips coming up here in Maine soon even though as I am looking out my window it is snowing hard.

Here is how the card was made.

Step 1  – Card Base is 6″ X 6″.  Cut dark chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.   Using largest die cut patterned paper (5-1/4″ square) (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Cut circle frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock using 2 largest ModaScrap Dashing Circle dies.  Lay dies onto cardstock on cutting plate lining them up evenly spaced put little removable tape to hold in place die cut.  Save the inner circle for another project adhere frame to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut 2 Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher from white Soft Finish Cardstock 1 of which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – place this one on top of second pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat using large ball tool from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Kit rub back of pitcher giving it a little rounded shape.  Coat with VersaMark add clear embossing powder then heat.  Add pop dots to center of lower half and Kids Choice Glue all around very outer edge – make sure to leave pitcher opening free of glue so tulip stems can be put down into opening.

Step 4  Make tulips.  Cut 5 yellow and 5 white using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set.  Cut leaves and stems from green cardstock – I cut a few extra of stem only.  Susan has a tutorial on her Facebook page – Susan’s Garden Club you can watch it here.

Step 5  Arrange stems with leaves in pitcher opening adhering in place with Kids Choice Glue.  Add a few extra stems to fill in then add tulips to stems again with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Family die cut it twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back as well as twice from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack the black on top of each other then white off setting them just slightly to give shadow effect.  Adhere to card front to left of pitcher.

If you click on any of the supply pictures below it will take you directly to ECD site.

Hope this is an inspiration to you to make your own bouquet of tulips.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

This was inspiration picture for my card today  it is a bit brighter than mine.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


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Cardstock – yellow, green,black

Pop Dots

Clear Embossing Powder

 

Courage


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Welcome My Crafty Friends!  Spring has arrived finally and I believe we are all happy about that at least I know I am.

Sadly we are all touched by “Cancer” at some point in our lives some more than others.  I know my family and friends have been touched many times.  Today my card is for a friend that has just recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Using pink Nuvou crystal drops make berries on branches.   Do 1 side let dry then do back side and let dry.  I do both sides like Susan does but it is optional.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Round Grapevine Wreaths.  Using Kids Choice Glue just dab around center area on back of wreath (no glue on the little branches) attach 1 wreath at a time to card front giving each wreath a quarter turn to off set each wreath.  Once dry pull up on some of the branches to give it fullness.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes Lilac 2 and 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock color front and back of a piece large enough to cut flower plates 2-3 times each.  Just kind of scribble you want little areas of white and varying shades.   Shape and build your lilacs   Here is Susan’s video for making lilacs.

 

Step 5  Cut 3 pink tulips and 2 white tulips using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Shape and build tulips.  Susan’s video below for making tulips.

 

Step 6  From green cardstock cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.

Step 7  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Courage die  to cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top twice and once from cardstock with adhesive on top and bottom (this will be the bottom of the stack).  Cut once from pink glitter cardstock.  Cut ribbon from Suzanne Cannon’s Hope die set 3 times from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top then once from pink glitter cardstck.  Stack together.  You are making 3 pink ribbons and 1 Courage.

Step 8  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue starting with ferns.  Ferns, berries, lilacs, tulips then leaves.  Add courage to bottom under wreath and use pop dots to add ribbons.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  By clicking on any of the product pictures below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

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Other Supplies

Cardstock – Green, Brown, Pink

Glitter Cardstock – Pink

Embossing Folder – Dots

Nuvou Crystal Drops –