Tea-rrific!

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Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting a card I made for one of my sweet rug hooking friends who is a tea drinker.  The background technique I cased from Lauri Coons – Stampin Friends when I saw her post on Facebook I just had to try it.  This is my second card I have done using this back ground and of course by changing colors and embossing folders they will look very different.

Here is how the card was made starting with a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ tent fold card base.

  1.  Using 1-3/4″ punch (can also die cut Elizabeth Craft Designs has fitted circles smallest is 1-1/2″ and next size is 2″ which is what I would recommend and put clear double sided adhesive on back of cardstock before cutting as it will be easier to arrange pieces ) cut 2 circles from 6 different colors of cardstock.  Cut each circle into fourths and then emboss with embossing folder or folders of your choice. (be sure to cut before embossing).  Add adhesive to back of pieces using a Xyon sticker maker if you have punched your circles.   Arrange on card front.
  2.  Cut 1 piece of cardstock 5-1/4″ X 4 ink edges Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here.  Adhere to inside of card.
  3. From white cardstock cut cup and saucer using Karen Burniston’s Cup Pop Up die set.  Using green ink and stencil decorate cup and saucer (this stencil just happened to be close at hand but Elizabeth Craft Designs has stencil and stamp set that coordinates with this die set which I didn’t have at time card was made but since have purchased both).  Using Karen’s video as guidance on creating cup and saucer pop up video can be found here.
  4. Using Els van de Burgt Studios Ribbons 1 die set cut 2 ribbons from green cardstock and adhere to card.
  5. Using Close To My Heart March Stamp of the Month stamp tea cup on yellow cardstock and fussy cut out (you could also die cut another cup using Karen’s die set it is a little bigger but should work fine).  Stamp sentiment onto tea cup adhere to card front using dimensional tape.  Stamp the tea bag tag, color heart, punch small hole then add string and adhere to back side of cup by handle.
  6. From Silver cardstock cut 2 spoons adhere together.  Using ball tool shape bowl of spoon then adhere to card.
  7. Stamp sentiment inside of card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Soft Finish White Cardstock

Karen Burniston Cup Pop Up Stand

Els van de Burgt Studio Ribbons 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies Used

Cardstock – yellow, green, red, dk blue, purple,  silver and orange

Ink – Green & Black

Punch – 1-3/4″

Close to My Heart Stamp Set – March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

Xyron 1.5″ Create A Sticker

Thank you for stopping by todayand hope that you will make your own card for a friend!

Until next time – Happy Crafting.

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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You Take the Cake

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog. Well the weather here in Maine is 100% better this week than last when we got 30″ of snow in one storm.  Today I am posting a birthday card I made showcasing Susan’s new Rose 3 die set.

Here is how it was done.

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line.
  2. Using Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up die center in card fold (I use a little removable tape to hold in place when cutting) run through cutting machine. Work all folds to make cake pop out. Karen has a great video on this die cut which can be found here.
  3. Using design paper of your choice and dies from the set cut out decorative cake pieces.  A piece was cut to cover top of cake using same paper and laying just very top portion of cake die then cutting the candles pieces away and trimming to fit.  (Covering the top is not necessary it is just something I wanted to do.)
  4. Once cake is completely decorated random stamp inside of card in colors that match paper.  Close to My Heart Ink Blot Flair stamp set used on this card.
  5. Cut colored cardstock 6-1/2″ X 10-1/2″ (which is what I did here as it gives a little border) or 6″ X 10″ which fits exactly over cake insert and will fit in envelope for 6″ card.  Score in center and fold.
  6. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cake insert avoiding area where cake pop up is.  Attach the insert to inside of cardstock lining up at fold.  Remove protective covering from adhesive on half of insert adhere then repeat for other half.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper 6-1/2″ X 5″ attach to front and back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  8. From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut label using largest die from Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles.  Ink edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  9. Using Quietfire A Way With Words Happy Birthday 2 die cut two – one from cardstock used for card base and one from a coordinating cardstock. Before cutting adhere Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock.  Adhere one on top of other offsetting just slightly so there is a shadow.  Adhere to label then adhere to front of card.
  10. From white Soft Finish Cardstock and Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 cut enough petals to make 1 rose and 1 bud.  Shade using pink PanPastels Set 1 then shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit and Large Molding Mat.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble rose and bud.  Use Susan’s Rose 1 video as a guide video found here.
  11. Cut stem, leaves and Ivy Vine from green cardstock.  Using Leaf Tool and  Leaf Pad make vein lines in leaves add shading using yellow green from PanPastels Set 1. Pinch right sides together  lay face down on molding mat take medium ball tool roll on tip of each leaf to curl tip back.
  12. Arrange on left side of label attaching using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1295 Susan’s garden Notes Rose 

1297 Susan’s Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1208 Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles

1102 Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up

PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock – White

1161 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Happy Birthday 2

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

814 Kids Choice Glue

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pcs Tool Set

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Close to My Heart  paper – Sangria

Close to My Heart D 1660 Ink Blot Flair

Cardstock – green, eggplant, silver and yellow

Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Inks

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

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!

 

Potted Poinsettia

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Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas – ours was great spending time with family and friends.

Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years.  My card  uses Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday.

Here is how I made the card.

  1. Using Karen Burniston’s video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set – the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here).  Cut and build the flower pot according to the video.
  2. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower.  Shade and shape each flower using Susan’s PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit.  Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find it here.  Cut strips of clear plastic approximately 1/4″ wide (I used some packaging plastic that I had saved as it is sturdy).  Attach flowers to one end using Kids Choice Glue.
  3.  Using Susan’s garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecones die set and green cardstock cut enough pine boughs for the front of card and to fill in in the flower pot.  Using a little of the orange PanPastel from set 1 shade each pine bough just a little.  Pinch up the needles to give dimension.
  4. Take a piece of white cardstock (making sure that it is big enough to cut out happy birthday and 2 holiday garlands from this piece) cover 1 side with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Lay happy birthday die and the holiday garland die face down on side of cardstock where adhesive is – die cut.  You will have to cut a second garland.  Pull back the protective covering being very careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers.  Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter all over tap off excess and burnish in with finger.
  5. Cut smallest Dotted Rectangle from white cardstock and the next size up from colored cardstock that matches your printed paper (CTMH Sea Glass used here).  Stamp sentiment on white rectangle with black ink.  Adhere white rectangle to colored rectangle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. Attach 5 or 6 poinsettias to cross pieces of flower pot using Kid’s choice Glue attaching by the clear plastic piece.  Then fill in with pine boughs to your liking.
  7. Cut card base from white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″.  Lay pop stand die onto cardstock lining up die on the score line.  You will want to lay your filled flower pot folded flat lined up with pop stand to find out how low you will need to cut the pop stand.  Refer to Karen’s video for cutting pop stand and attaching the flower pot.
  8. Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ square and attach to the back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the die cut spots.
  9. Cut 1 piece of colored cardstock 5-3/4″ X 2-1/2″ attached to top of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-3/4″ X 3-1/4″ attach to lower part of card front once again avoiding the die cut area.  Cut 2 pieces of of printed paper 1-3/4″ X 6″ attach to inside of card along outer edge.  Cut 2 pieces of colored cardstock 1-1/4″ attached on each side of inside card next to the printed paper.  Add snowflake garlands on each side attaching to the colored cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Using foam tape / pop dots attach the rectangles w/ sentiment to right side of inside of card.
  10. Add Happy B and a poinsettia to left of card where the 2 papers meet using Kids Choice Glue.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1226 Susan’s garden Notes – Small Poinsettia

1091 Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine boughs & Pinecones

1205 Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

1259 Els van de Burgt Holiday garlands 2

1174 Els van de Burgt Dotted Rectangles

1161 Suzanne Cannon Quietfire – Happy Birthday

30115 Susan’s PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1

808 Susan’s Garden 4pc Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

814 Kids Choice Glue

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Prills

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, green, brown & sea glass

Close to My Heart B & T (Printed) Paper  Pack – Oh Deer

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

This card is so much fun to make I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial and you will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

Up On the Roof Top

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Hello Everyone thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Today I have created kind of a fun card that has Santa and his satchel going head first down the chimney.  My card base was made by using Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand Die Set.

Here is how it was done

  1.  Cut flower pot from light gray cardstock you will need to cut it twice.  Find your score lines and fold all of them (this is important to do before embossing as it will make it easier to find them after embossing – ask me how I know ).  Depending on how big your brick embossing folder is you may be able to do both at once  but lay the flat pieces in the embossing folder and run through machine.  Try to have a couple of sides straight as possible and use these sides for front of card (Again ask me how I know).  Take cranberry ink pad and rub over the bricks which will color the bricks but leave mortar area gray.  Use Karen’s great video to build the flower pot.  For this card you can either cut the top flaps off or glue them down as they will be covered I glued mine.
  2. I cut doubles of everything as it makes them much more sturdy.  Father Christmas you only need to make the bottom half (no need to do all the fur and face stuff unless you want to use the top half for another card. Father Christmas, satchel and tree were all attached with Kid’s Choice Glue to dividers inside chimney. The star on the tree was just a little punch from my stash. For the snow flakes cut them from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on iit and then coat with cool diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  Cut narrow strips of clear plastic at different lengths for each snowflake (I used 4 strips).  Sandwich 1 end of strip between 2 snow flakes using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Taking small strips of fiberfill glue around the top of the chimney using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  3. Cut colonial white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold on score line this forms card base.  Follow Karen’s video for placement of the pop stand so that your items in the chimney do not hang out over edge of card.
  4. Cut 2 pieces of print paper 4″ X 6″ using Karen Burniston’s Agatha Edge Dies cut 1 of the 6″ sides on each piece.  Attach to the left and the right side of card using Clear double Sided Adhesive and making sure that both fancy edges face into the card.
  5. Cut 2 coordinating strips of paper 1/2″ X 6″ and attach using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. (In place of these strips you could use Els new Christmas Garland 1 or 2 if you have them.) The little sign that was used here came with paper pack but you could use a fancy cut and stamp something or maybe a dimensional sticker.
  6. Before finishing front and back of card make sure you have attached your chimney (once again ask me how I know).  Cut 2 pieces of green cardstock 5-3/4″ square attaching 1 to front and 1 to back.  (When applying adhesive avoid the little open square hole.)  Cut 2 pieces of print paper 5-1/2″ square attach over green cardstock using Clear Double sided Adhesive.
  7. The picture on the front of my card came with the paper which I cut out and attached using dimensional tape to a double mat I had attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (You could use one of Suzanne Cannon’s  Christmas dies on the front.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Father Christmas

Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Evergreen & Trimmings

Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

Karen Burniston Agatha Edges

Suzanne Cannon Quietfire Brrrrrr

Els van de Burgt Entwined Circles

Silk Microfine Glitter Cool Diamond

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

  1. Other SuppliesClose To My Heart cardstock Colonial WhiteCardstock – gray, red, brown, white, green, black and yellow.

    Printed Paper (K & Co used here)

    Close To My Heart Ink Pad cranberry

    Strips of clear plastic (old packaging used here as it is sturdy)

    polyester fiber fill or cotton balls

    I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will be excited to try your own.

    Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies today!

    Until next time Happy Scrapping!

    Christine

Sweet Aubrey Tag

Sweet Aubrey Tag

Hello everyone today my hubby and I are celebrating our 47th Anniversary and so we will be heading to the coast to celebrate.  This has been a tradition for many years for us.  We choose different places to go but our favorite is Camden, Maine it is so pretty  and that is where we will go.

Today I am posting a tag I made to go on a gift for a friend’s new granddaughter.  It is a quick and simple project.

  1.  From pink cardstock using Tags & More 6 Daisy die set cut solid tag and 2 corners.
  2. From white cardstock using Tags & More 6 Daisy cut tag overlay.
  3. From off white / cream colored cardstock (Close to My Heart Colonial White used here) cut petals for 2 roses using Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set.  Shade petals using pink from PanPastels set 1. Shape all petals.
  4. Cut 4 stems from green cardstock.  Add stem and vein lines to 2 of the stems.  Shade with bright green PanPastels Set 1.  Using a clear drying glue such as Kid’s Choice to adhere the veined stem on top of the plain stem.   Susan has a great You Tube video to help with the shading and shaping which is found here.
  5. Print or stamp sentiment on same pink cardstock that was used for the tag.  Using the smallest oval from Stitched Oval Dies center over sentiment and cut out.
  6. Ink all edges of tag, corners and oval using ink of your choice I used Tea Dye Distress Ink here.
  7. Attach white overlay to pink tag using Clear Double Sided Adhesive avoiding open areas of overlay.  Attach corners with clear drying glue.  Adhere roses using same glue.
  8. Add a piece of matching ribbon to top of tag to tie onto package.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Tags & More 6 Daisy

Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2

Stitched Oval Dies

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies:

White, Pink, Green and Off White Cardstock

10″ Ribbon

Tea Dye Distress Ink

 

Thank you for visiting today I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

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