Fall is in the Air

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today Susan has a brand new release lots of new dies to play with.  Today I have created a card using the new Garden Notes Vintage Tin Milk Can I am a rustic kind of girl!  You need to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the new fabulous releases.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Forming Cattails –  Cut floral wire cut (3) 3″ pieces using Yes Glue shape cattail around each piece of wire making cattail about 1-1/2″ long.  Roll in hands to shape then roll in brown pollen or flower soft (flower soft used here).  Set aside to dry at least 24 hrs.

Step 2  From green cardstock cut 2 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch 1 add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ripened Pumpkin set aside to dry.  Once dry add berries to back side again set aside to dry.  Using red Copic marker add dots to center of each berry.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 5 maple leaves using Susan’s Garden Woodland Leaves die set.  Color using Copic markers in fall colors.  Using Leaf Tool, Leaf Mat, Molding Mat and Medium Ball Tool shape leaves.

Step 4  From green cardstock cut several leaves using  new release Garden Notes Daffodil / Narcissus shade with Distress Ink then shape.  These leaves will be used for the cattail leaves.

Step 5  Using Susan’s newly released Garden Notes Vintage Tin Milk Can cut 2 – 1 from white Soft Finish Cardstock  and 1 from gray cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere white milk can on top of gray one.  Using N3 & C8 Copic markers to color / shade.  Rub on pewter Metallic Rub Ons from Kit 2.

Step 6  Using Els van de Burgt Studio Pumpkin die set cut 1 pumpkin from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back .  Color with Copic markers pinch sides to give bit of rounded shape.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink then shape.

Step 7  Die cut 1 Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Fishtails from orange cardstock.  Cut next size down from white Soft Finish Cardstock .  Using Susan’s Little Words Mean A Lot stamp set to stamp sentiment using black ink.  Adhere to orange Fishtail using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 8  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from gray Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 9  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square (ModaScrap – Wood Effect used here ).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 10  Assemble card. Add pop dot to back of milk can ad  here to left side of card.  Using Kids Choice Glue add berries in top of can next add cattails & cattail leaves then maples leaves.  Add pop dot to back of pumpkin then place at base of can add leaves using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 11 Adhere Fishtails to upper right of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will be sure to check out all the newly released dies at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green, gray, orange

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ripened Pumpkin

Copic Markers

Black Ink

Flower Soft – Nut Brown

Pop Dots

Yes Glue

My Once In A Lifetime

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I have an anniversary card which I made for my hubby to celebrate our 49th anniversary.   For this card I combined using dies as well as old school of stamping and fussy cutting for my main image.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut heart using Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts – 4th largest die.  Using Susan’s Garden Notes Earth & Sky Stencil and PanPastels Set 2 blue for sky green for grass.

Step 2  Using black ink stamped couple on bench twice onto white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color both images then fussy cut both.  Kids Choice Glue adhere 1 image to heart.

Step 3  Using clear Nuvo Crystal Drops add raindrops to heart and umbrella of second image.  Set aside to dry.

Step 4  Form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.  Emboss front of card with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 5  For inside of card cut white cardstock 5-3/4″ X 11-3/4″ score in half.  Using Garden Notes Earth & Sky Stencil along with Garden Notes PanPastels Set 2 add clouds and grass.

Step 6  Cut Pop Up in center lining up in center fold using largest die in Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop Up die set.  Work folds in pop ups.  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back staying away from the pop ups.  Adhere to inside of card lining up the creases and edges.  NOTE:  work 1 side at a time removing protective covering from adhesive.

Step 7  From black cardstock cut 2 ( 1) piece with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and (1) without adhesive Happy Anniversary from Suzanne Cannon Happy Anniversary die set.  Adhere one with adhesive on back to top of one without adhesive.  Cut very narrow strips of clear plastic adhere to back of words using Kids Choice Glue on anniversary add narrow plastic vertical strip back side centered (this will give you something to use to adhere to pop up) adhere to front pop up using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere happy using Kids Choice Glue to top pop up.

Step 8  Cut 2 –  49th from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere one on top of other then adhere to card at base of pop up.

Step 9  Once raindrops are dry on second image add dimensional tape to back adhere directly over first image on heart.

Step 10  Adhere heart to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 11  Using black ink stamp sentiment on 3/4″ X 1-3/4″ white Soft Finish Cardstock then adhere  to black cardstock cut 1″ X 2″.  Using dimensional tape on back adhere to lower right of card front.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used for this card just click on any picture it will take you directly to site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, white

Alcohol Markers (Copic used here)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Morning Dew

Stamp Set – ArtImpressions – Love Birds

Happy 16th

 

Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome to My Blog!

On my blog today is a birthday card I created for our grandson – hard to believe he is 16 and his sister 18 time does fly.  My card was created using some of Joset’s latest releases 4th of July, Blackboard Numbers along with her Stitched Stars, Words 1 – Celebrate and General Pop Ups.  I also used Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice I used stars.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ X 11-1/2″ score @ 5-3/4″ fold on score line.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Earth Sky Stencil add clouds and grass with Distress Inks and sponge.

Step 3  Use largest pop up die from Elizabeth Craft Designs General Pop Ups Die set to cut pop up in center fold.  Work pop up folds.   Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back staying away from the pop up areas.  Adhere to inside of card working with half card at a time (do not remove all protective covering at once).

Step 4  Using 3 largest dies of Joset’s Stitched Stars cut from 3 different color cardstocks.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive starting with largest ending with smallest.

Step 5  From Joset’s 4th of July die set using yellow / gold cardstock cut 5 large stars and 15 small stars.  From red cardstock cut largest burst then cut firecrackers 6 times.

Step 6  Cut Happy Birthday twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back using Joset’s Words 1 – Celebrate die set stack together to give dimension.  Cut Celebrate twice from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – stack together to give dimension.

Step 7  Using black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 16th twice using Joset’s new Blackboard Numbers stack together for dimension.

Step 8 Assemble card front.

Step 9  Cut black cardstock 5-3/4″ X 1-1/2″ using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere approximately 1-1/2″ down from center fold.  Adhere Celebrate in center of black cardstock.  Add large star on each side.

Step 10 Assemble firecrackers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 11  Cut 2 pieces of clear plastic 1/4″ X 3″ and 1 piece 1/4″ X 4  (I save plastic packaging for this as it is stronger) add firecracker to one end of each using Kids Choice Glue when dry adjust length of plastic so when bottom is attached to pop up firecracker does not stick out beyond the card edge then attach to pop ups using Kids Choice Glue.  Add stars to clear plastic using Kids Choice Glue.  Add 3 remaining firecrackers to remaining pop ups.

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For any of Elizabeth Craft Designs products just click on picture it will take you directly to that product on their site.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, red, blue, black

Distress Inks – tumbled glass, peeled paint

Clear plastic

 

ECD Glitter Challenge

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Once again it is time for another Design Team Challenge this month the challenge is All That Glitters challenging us to use one of the 3 new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter just released.  The three palettes are Bloom (which I have used), Beach and Earth each has 5 colors.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the creations by our Design Team and enter for a chance to win. 

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 Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Form tent fold card base 5″ X 6″ from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cover 6″ square piece of cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Decide the order you want your colors to go in then start tearing  (no measuring ) 1 strip of protective adhesive off exposing adhesive sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess burnish in using your finger.  Make sure to burnish each color before moving on.  Repeat process with each color until entire piece is covered.  Using largest Stitched Fishtail die to cut the piece,  My strips I did on diagonal but you could also do vertical or horizontal.  When exposing adhesive be very careful not to get your fingers in it.

Step 3  Adhere Fishtail to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 2 “hello” using die from Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Step 5  From white Soft Finish Cardstock create Garden Notes “Love In The Mist”.  Susan has a video to help with this on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club at this link.

Now it is your turn to try making some art with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created using the new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter and be sure to comment for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate.

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

Christine

 

 


Happy 18th

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends!

Weather here in Maine has been so strange going from bitter cold to spring like weather back to bitter cold with snow and ice in between.  The other day we were having snowstorm in the morning and by noon the sun was out bright as can be.  The old adage is “If you don’t like the weather here in Maine wait a minute”.

My card today was designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs using one of Susan’s Garden new releases Cornflower Bachelor Button.  The card is in honor of our 1st grandchild who just turned 18.  Still cannot believe that she is 18 all I can think of is that song originally by Harry Belafonte – Turn Around.

A complete tutorial can be found on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

Below you will find full list of supplies used and can purchase by clicking on any picture below and will take you right to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, white

Copic Markers V09, B26, Y11, R46, R59, YG95, YG97

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

Christine

 

Rustic Chic Valentine

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Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

Today is Elizabeth Craft Designs first Designers Challenge for 2018.  The Theme this month is “You Fill My Heart” and we were to create a card suitable for Valentine’s Day.

My card today is a Valentine I created using Joset’s Heart Cut Outs die set along with Susan’s Garden Rose 2 and Oval Grapevine Wreath.

To see all the creations by the design team, go to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK.

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 Challenge post and tell us “What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a Valentine’s Card??”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, February 1st on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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Here is how my card was created.
Card base 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ front of card embossed.
1.  Cut 4 Garden Notes Oval Grapevine Wreaths from brown cardstock.  Cut section out of each  shade with distress ink.  Lay out to form 2 hearts attach pieces using Kids Choice Glue.  Attach 1 heart on top of the other. (see photo)

2.  Using White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top cut 1 heart with die cut hearts from Joset’s Heart Cutouts die set and 1 solid heart saving little hearts as well.  Coat top of heart that has cutouts with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter burnish in with finger.  Coat solid heart and little hearts with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter burnish in with finger.  Attach white heart on top of red heart using Kids Choice Glue.

3.  Using Els van de Burgt Love Sentiments die set die cut “Be My Valentine” from White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Tape on top.  Coat with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter burnish in.

4.  Using Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set create 3 roses and 3 buds from red cardstock and leaves from green cardstock.    Shape and build roses and buds. (Susan has a great video to help which you can find here.)

5.  Cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock use a little distress ink to shade give a little shape by using small ball tool and molding mat.

6.  Assemble Card by Attaching grapevine heart to left side of card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Place glittered hearts in center of grapevine wreath attaching with dimensional tape.  Add ferns, roses and leaves on left side of heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Add little hearts and “Be My Valentine” on right of card.


Other Supplies

Cardstock – White, Brown, Green, Red

Embossing Folder – Craftwell Teresa Collins Collection – Woodgrain Cottage

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today.  To purchases any of these Elizabeth Craft Designs products just click on the picture and it will take you right there.

Be Sure to comment on their blog to enter to win.   Good Luck!

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

Christine

 

Noel Pines

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Welcome to my blog all you crafty friends – thanks for stopping by today.

It is time again for another challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team and this month the challenge is to use red, green and gold in our design so I have chosen to do a Christmas card.    My card today is based on what I use for holiday decor around my house and I am a lover of rustic and primitive.  This wooden crate filled with pine boughs and red berry branches is what you would find adorning my deck.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to answer the question and enter your name for a chance to win! The question is  What Susan Garden products would you like to find under your Christmas tree this year?”  http://blog.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/?p=28707     

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 
To enter simply answer the question on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post.
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, December 13th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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Here is how card was created.

Card Base:

Cut Forest Green Soft Finish Cardstock 7″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.  Ink all edges using Pine Needles Distress Ink.

Cut red cardstock 6-3/4″ X 5-1/4″ ink edges with Distress Ink color will be whatever red matches your red cardstock.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz 5″ X 6-1/2″ (Note:  a little trick to save on your Shimmer Sheetz cut center out of it using a rectangle die or your cutter if you don’t have a rectangle die  just make sure that you cut it a little smaller than the white piece of cardstock).  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 4-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Using Susan’s new Garden Notes Wooden Fruit Crate die cut 1 from brown cardstock and 1 from wood grain patterned paper that has Clear Double Adhesive on the back. (Els Through the Lens – Wood Series used here)  Adhere the wood grain crate to brown crate.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on only the outer edges of crate attach crate to card front in lower left corner.

From brown cardstock cut 3-4 berry branches using Els van de Burgt Berry Branch die.  Add red berries to branches using either a red Nuvo Crystal Drops or Red Pearl Pen which is what was used here.  I did berries on both sides like Susan does as it make them look so real.  Set these aside to dry.

Next cut your pine boughs using Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine Boughs and Pinecone set and green cardstock.  I cut a bunch of them as I wanted the box full and if any are left you have them for another project.  Shade a bit with distress ink then pinch up on needles to give some dimension.  Fill your crate with your pine boughs using Kids Choice Glue to attach (I would be careful using too much glue as you need to tuck your berry branches in among the boughs).  Once your berry branches are dry add them to crate again using Kids Choice Glue.  You will want to cut some of them apart to tuck in smaller areas.  Add bow which was made from 1/8″ gold ribbon.

Using Suzanne Cannons – A Way With Words – Noel cut 1 from Metallic Gold Shimmer Sheetz using metal adapter plate (this is when you can use piece that was cut from center of your mat) and 1 from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere the black Noel to gold Noel offsetting ever so slightly.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Using white drying glue add to areas that you want to look like a lite snow has fallen then sprinkle Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over glue tap off excess and let dry.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you to go create.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter for a chance to win a prize.

Below are all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products that were used to make this card and they are all linked to the website so just click on them.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Other Supplies

Red, brown , black and green cardstock

Red Pearl Pen

White Drying Glue

1/8″ Gold Ribbon