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

Noel Fairy

 

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Welcome to my blog thanks for coming.   It is time for another challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team.  This challenge is to use one of Susan’s Fairy die sets.   Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to enter to win details below.

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 leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us If you had your own fairy, what would be 3 products on your crafting wish list?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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For my challenge card I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal on a Christmas card using a non traditional Christmas color which is pink as I usually reserve it for floral cards not Christmas cards.  My fairy is sprinkling snow onto flowers below.
Here is how card was created.
  1.  White cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.
  2. Using Els van de Burgt Beaded Circle Frames cut 2 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock using largest die in set.
  3. Use next to largest die in set as a mask in center of card.  Using stipple brush and light pink ink stipple all outer edges (Distress Ink Spun Sugar used here).  2017-10-07 Noel Fairy 5
  4. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere beaded frames to card front silver – pink – silver staggering from top to bottom.
  5. Using Suzanne Cannons Noel die cut 1 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock.  Adhere pink to top of silver offsetting just a bit to give it a shadow effect using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere in center of card.
  6. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal cut 2 bodies 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock.  Use either skin tone cardstock or use white Soft Finish Cardstock color with skin tone markers.  Adhere the two together giving depth and strength.  Cut rose petals from light pink cardstock.  Color fairy’s hair, dress top and shading on rose petals using markers.   Using Susan’s 4 piece Deluxe Tool Kit shape petals adhere to fairy for skirt.  For wings cut 2 from vellum that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective paper sprinkle on Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess then burnish in gently with finger.  Fold 1 set of wings back adhere to back of second set wings using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere to fairy back.
  7. Make 2 pinecones and several white pine boughs using Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecone.  Susan has a great video for creating these you can find it here.  Make 1 white poinsettia using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia. Susan also has a great video for this as well you can find it here.
  8. Adhere boughs to lower left side of frames using Kids Choice Glue.  Add pinecones, poinsettia and  a few poinsettia leaves.  Using dimensional tape adhere fairy to upper right side of frames.
  9. Dab a bit of Kids Choice Glue on areas of pinecones, pine boughs, poinsettia, fairy’s hair and some in her hand then sprinkle Papericious Frosting Powder tape off excess set aside to dry.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.  Be sure enter to win.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine


Other Supplies Used:

Pink Glitter Cardstock

Silver Mirror Cardstock

Vellum

Various color markers

Papericious Frosting Powder

 

Roses & Ivy

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Hi there my crafty friends weather here in Maine unfortunately is not rose & ivy weather but I can dream.  Using Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s wonderful flower dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs keeps me gardening year round.  Today my post is a card I designed for Susan’s Design Team using three of Susan’s new releases Rose 3, Ivy and Pottery Pitcher.  Find complete tutorial and all the supplies here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Christine

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