Easter Challenge

Hello everyone welcome to my blog!

It is challenge time on Elizabeth Craft Design Blog.  This month our challenge is to make something with an Easter theme.

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 an Easter Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 2nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Be sure to “hop” on over to enter to win here is the link    http://wp.me/p4kQzc-800
My card today is a pop up card using several of Joset’s new releases Entwined Egg, Bunny, Spring Basket and Words 3 Happy Holidays along with a few other die sets.
Here is how it was created.
Step 1  Cut 1 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down onto Molding Mat with medium ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit rub each leaf turn over and rub lightly down stem.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops set aside to dry.
Step 2  Card Base – Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock  4-1/4″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″.
Step 3  Card Insert – cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 10-3/4″ score at 5-3/8″.   Using blue Distress Ink and Susan’s Garden Stencil Earth & Sky make the clouds/ sky on top half of card insert.  Cut grass patterned paper 4″ X  6-1/4″ (my paper was cut at 5-1/2″ but would do it at 6-1/4″ next time)  using fancy cut scissors cut across giving it a grassy look.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to lower portion of card insert.  Fold on score line again to give good crease.  Using Elizabeth craft Designs General Pop Ups die set cut a pop stand in center ( I used the 1″ one).  Attach insert to inside of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the area of the pop up.
Step 4  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut basket using new Spring Basket die set.  Cut second basket from brown cardstock without adhesive on it.  Adhere together giving it a bit of strength.  Using brown Distress Ink give basket some shading.  Lay right side down on Molding Mat using large ball tool rub back of basket  giving a bit of dimension.  Attach to pop up inside card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step 5  From Spring Basket die set cut 5 large eggs from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color using Copic Markers using several colors.  Cut 5 piece of basket grass from green cardstock.  Use Distress Ink to shade.  Arrange eggs and grass in basket adhere using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 6  From white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut happy easter using Joset’s Words 3 Happy Holidays die set.  Attach to inside of card.
Step 7  Cut patterned paper 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).
Step 8  Cut 1 Entwined Egg from brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to front of card.  Cut a second egg from white Soft Finish Cardstock save the Entwined Egg for another project take the center piece and using Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil make sky / clouds using blue Distress Ink.  Adhere that in center of egg on card front.
Step 9  Cut Joset’s new Bunny from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using pink Copic Marker.  Lay head, body and ears right side down on Molding Mat rub with ball tool to give dimension.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.  When attaching arms just attach at top leave lower portion of arms free so he can hold flower.  Add pop dots on back of head and body add Kids Choice Glue to just very edge of bottom of bunny adhere to bottom of egg.
Step 10  Create 1 tulip from colored cardstock using Garden Notes Tulip.  Susan has a YouTube video to help you can find it here.  Cut large leaf from stem add small leaf cut stem to fit card.  Attach to bunny using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 11  Cut little flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock color centers with yellow Copics.
Step 12  Cut piece off Leafy Berry Branch attach to upper right of egg using Kids Choice Glue.  Add little white flowers.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today and if you wish to purchase any of these items just click on item below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Don’t forget to click on link above to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter to win!
Until next time – Happy Crafting!
Christine
Remember – You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough!  author unknown
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green purple

Various colors of Copics Markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Pop Dots

Distress Inks

 

 

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

 

Valentine Pansies

Welcome all my crafty friends!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and today I am posting a couple that I have created.  They are same card but I changed out the color of pansies a bit and used ferns.  These cards were created using Susan’s new releases Garden Notes Pansy 2 and Leafy Berry Branch 1 along with a couple of her ferns from last release. The hearts are from Becky Seddon’s new releases Heartfelt Love and Love Struck.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1 Cut 1 Garden Notes Berry Branch 1 from green cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries let dry.  Repeat on back side and let dry.

Step 2  Cut white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line – 6″ X 6″ card base formed.  Dry emboss front of card.

Step 3  Cut large solid heart from red cardstock using Becky Seddon’s Heartfelt Love die set.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut lacy heart using Becky Seddon’s Love Struck die set.  Attach to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive only on back of solid part of heart (leave lace edge free)

Step 5  From gold cardstock cut the 2 piece arrow from Love Struck die set attach using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Cut 1 set of ferns from green cardstock using fern die set of choice.  Shade a little with Distress Ink and bend up fronds to give dimension.  Attach to card front with Kids Choice Glue added to just stem area.  Add Leafy Berry Branch in same manner arranging over ferns.

Step 7  Cut, color and shape 3 Garden Notes Pansy 2 and several leaves using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Susan has a video on her Facebook page showing how to do pansies you can find it here which is dated January 27th.  Attach to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8    Cut red cardstock 2-3/4″ X 1-1/4″ .  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 2-1/2″ X 1″ attach to red cardstock.  Using black ink stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from Joset’s Love Sentiments onto white cardstock.  Attach to lower right corner of card front using dimensional tape.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will create some of your own valentines.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies you can click on any of the pictures below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting and remember “You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough” unknown

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, red, white, gold

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Copic Markers

Dimensional Tape

Black Ink

Always Hope

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Welcome to my blog all my crafty friends!

Hope you are all finding some time to create some projects.

Today my card is one that was requested by a friend.  She had liked the pink one I had done but wanted something for a male so this is what I came up with.

Step 1  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 1 Garden Notes Berry Spray and cut 1 without the adhesive on the back.  Adhere 1 on top of other making a sturdier branch.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Navy Blue used here).  Set aside to dry.  I did berries on both sides of branch like Susan does so you will have to let 1 side dry then go back do other side and let that dry.

Step 2  Cut, color, shape and assemble 3 Garden Notes Love In A Mist flowers.  You can use blue cardstock or cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers.  Cut leaves from green cardstock.  Susan has videos on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  October 11th she did Love In A Mist.

Step 3  Form card base from 10″ X 7″ White soft finish Cardstock score at 5″ fold on score line forming a 5″ X 7″ card base.

Step 4  Cut piece of colored cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ (a blue metallic was used here) adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 5  From White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and using A Way With Words – Flourished Frame as well as the word Hope.  Attach to card front.

Step 6  Finish card by adding flowers, foliage and berry branch adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 from White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 1 card stand and then cut 1 without adhesive.  Adhere one with adhesive on top of one without.  Emboss.  I always include a stand with my card.

I truly hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial today and it has given you inspiration.

Always remember – You only live once, but if you live once, once is enough! (author unknown)

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

To purchases any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products just click on the pictures below it will take you right to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Navy Blue

Metallic Cardstock

Cardstock – green, brown and blue (if you do not want to color)

Copic Markers (if coloring) BV13 & BV34

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

 

Framed Lilacs

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Hello welcome to my blog!

Today’s post is a card I designed focusing on Susan’s new Lilac 2 and Leafy Berry Branch dies along with ModaScrap’s  new Happy Frame.  They are all available now from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   The following supplies are linked directly to website just click on any of them.  Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and all the great designs our Design Team has come up with using the new releases.

Other Supplies
Cardstock – Brown, green ( 2 shades)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Violet Galaxy

Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserves

Distress Oxide Re-Inkers – Twisted Citron & Seedless Preserves

Thanks for stopping by I do hope you enjoyed.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

ECD Design Team Focus on Susan’s Garden New Release

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Welcome to my blog today!

Today is Focus Day for Susan’s Garden new releases.  Susan has 8 new dies that have just been released and I have chosen the Gathering Basket which is dear to my heart as I was a basketmaker years ago.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the great new things and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog has creations from the design team showcasing the release.


Other Supplies:

Cardstock – White, Brown

Metallic Rub Ons

Nuvo Drops – Bottle Green, Buttermilk

Distress Inks – Fossilized Amber, Brushed Cordroy

 

Until next time my Crafty friends – Happy Crafting!

Christine