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

 

Forever Friends Lilac

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet

 

 

 

 

Bucket of Daisies

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Welcome  My Crafty Friends,

My post today is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog using some of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  I have chosen to use Garden Notes Fitted Frames – Ovals, Galvanized Bucket and Shasta Daisy along with older releases Ivy and Ostrich Fern.  You can find tutorial on their blog at this LINK.

You can click on any of the icons below to review / purchase.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Forget-Me-Not

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Welcome My Crafty Friends!

My post today is a card using a couple of  Susan’s new releases Garden Notes – Forget- Me- Not and Garden Notes Frame It – Ovals.  By now you can see I love the new Frame It Ovals there is also Circles, Squares and Rectangles in this new release as well.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Create 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper 6″ X 6″ adhere to  card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 6″ using next to largest Susan’s Garden Notes – Frame It – Ovals. Place die 3/4″ in from left side and equally between top and bottom – you want to leave room on right to stamp sentiment die cut oval.  Stamp sentiment  (you want to stamp before adhere just to make sure you get good image)using black ink.  (Stamp I used here was one of Susan’s original Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamps at Elizabeth Craft Designs but I could not find it so not sure that it is available anymore but you can use another sentiment.)  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive just around outer edge adhere to card front.

Step 4  From clear plastic (I like to save plastic packaging as it is heavy) or mylar cut Garden Notes Canning Jar.  On back side of jar using a darker gray alcohol marker make line for water line then color below blending in using a lighter gray.  Adhere jar to card front using Kids Choice Glue around just the outer edges leaving jar opening free of glue so you can get stems down in jar.  I tucked bottom of jar down inside of oval.

Step 5  From green cardstock cut stems using Garden Notes Bouquet Stems & Branches die set.  Cut off top half put couple dabs of Kids Choice Glue on back stick stems down in jar.  Cut 3 Garden Notes Forget-Me Not stems add to jar.

Step 6  Cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock using Susan’s Garden Notes Forget-Me-Not which is a brand new release.  Using alcohol markers color flowers then shape using Garden Notes 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit along with Molding Mat and Leaf Mat.  Cut leaves from green cardstock shade with ink and shape.  Susan has video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club which you can find at this LINK.  Add flowers to stems at top of jar using Kids Choice Glue then add leaves.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it has inspired you to make your own card, thank you for stopping by!

my inspiration picture – picked from my backyard.  Yes I do have a pink blossom here and there in bouquet as that is how they grow every once in a while you find a pink blossom or 2 on a plant of blue blossoms.

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If you click on any icon for Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies below it will take you directly to that product on their site for you to view / purchase.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green

Plastic / Mylar

Patterned Paper

Black Ink

 

ECD Design Team Focus on New Release – Susan’s Garden

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Today members of ECD Design Team are doing another focus day and today it is for Susan’s Garden’s new release which consists of 8 dies.  You are going to love them!

For my card today I have chosen to use 3 of the new release Galvanized Bucket, Forsythia and Frosty Fern.  Sentiment is from Joset’s Words 1 – Celebration set.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what other team members have created with this new release for Susan’s Garden.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Using 3 Distress Oxide Reinkers (Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick used here) put 3 drops of of peeled paint, 3 drops of fossilized amber and 1 drop of worn lipstick onto non stick craft mat spritz with water take 5″ X 8-1/4″ white Soft Finish Cardstock spritz with water then tap into ink lift and tap again drying in between continue until piece is covered and to your liking.  Cut to 5″ X 7″ taking remaining piece add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back die cut “happy birthday” then cut again from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back place colored piece on top of black.

Step 2  Cut 5-6 pieces of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern from green cardstock.  Using white Nuvo Drops add a little to each tip of fern Do Not do berries you want the white flat.  Set aside to dry.  Pinch up on fronds to give dimension.

Step 3  Using Garden Notes Forsythia die cut flowers from yellow cardstock, stems from brown and leaves from green.  I cut 2 plates of flowers for each stem I cut 4 sets of stems (2 stems per set)  Using green Copic marker add dot to center of each flower lay right side down on molding mat use small loop tool from Susan’s Garden 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit shape each petal by pulling tool from tip to center of each petal.  Turn over use medium ball tool from tool kit push into center to cup.  Using Kids Choice Glue add flowers to stems.  Shape and shade leaves add to stems.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes – Galvanized Bucket die set cut 2 buckets and handles from gray cardstock 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere 1 to other same with handle.  Cut 2 of wooden grip from light brown cardstock.  To do galvanizing see Susan’s video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.  I got a little heavy with black marker so it looks more cast iron then it does galvanized.

Step 5  Form 5″ X 7″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 6  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5″ X 7″ using largest Fitted Rectangle die set cut opening placing die approximately 1″ from bottom.

Step 7  Build your card.  Adhere background piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere piece with opening to front of card.  Take bucket pinch sides with fingers to give a little curve add a couple pieces of dimensional tape in center add Kids Choice Glue around outer edge of bucket making sure not to glue top opening of bucket as you will want to put your stems down through that opening.  Add handle using Kids Choice Glue to adhere.  Arrange stems and ferns adhering with Kids Choice Glue.  Finally add happy birthday to bottom of card using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  You can purchase supplies by clicking on any of the supply pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, green, brown, gray brown, black

Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick

Nuvo Crystal Drops – white

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