Week 14 Christmas Card Challenge – Snowy Trees

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Hello my crafty friends!

Well this is week 14 of a Christmas Card Challenge I am in with Card Making Tips group on Facebook.  With this post I am caught up with posting my cards so you will only see 1 Christmas card post from me a week for now.  This weeks challenge is Snowy Trees – not decorated.  Elizabeth Craft Designs had the perfect die set for this plus their new Happy Frame which I am loving.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made this card.

Step 1  Using Becky Seddon’s Reindeer Die Set cut 9 or 10 trees from dark green cardstock and 3 snow mounds from white cardstock.  Using a pallet knife add Snow Accents to snow mounds and trees set aside to dry.   Note: With this snow be careful on snow mounds to keep away from each end and the bottom  edge as the frame will not lay flat against card and adhere.

Step 2    Using ModaScraps Happy Frame Die Set cut 4 pieces to make frame from navy cardstock.  Crease all fold lines using bone folder.  Cut to 6″ cutting on straight end of all 4 pieces and emboss using embossing folder of your choice (dotted swiss used here).   Els has a video showing how to make frame.

Step 3    Form a 6″ square card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 4   Cut medium blue cardstock 5-3/4″ square emboss with embossing folder of choice.  Sand lightly to let white come through to look like falling snow.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 5  Build scene on card front adhering snow mounds using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on lower portions of the snow mounds.  Add trees using Kids Choice Glue on lower portion of trees tucking them between the snow mounds cutting some to make different heights and cutting half off for sides.

Step 6  Add Frame using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 7  Using   A Way With Words – Let It Snow Die Set cut Let It Snow one from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and once from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Adhere black on top of white offsetting just enough to give it a shadow.  Adhere words to lower portion of frame using Kids Choice Glue.

I do hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and will create your own version.  If you would like to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I have used just click on picture below it will take you right there.

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

Christine

 

 

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Cardstock – navy blue, med. blue (white core), black  & dark green

Embossing Folder

Snow Accents

 

Tulips

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Hello my crafty friends!

Today my post is a card I designed using a picture from Facebook as my inspiration and a little hope that we shall see tulips coming up here in Maine soon even though as I am looking out my window it is snowing hard.

Here is how the card was made.

Step 1  – Card Base is 6″ X 6″.  Cut dark chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.   Using largest die cut patterned paper (5-1/4″ square) (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Cut circle frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock using 2 largest ModaScrap Dashing Circle dies.  Lay dies onto cardstock on cutting plate lining them up evenly spaced put little removable tape to hold in place die cut.  Save the inner circle for another project adhere frame to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Cut 2 Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher from white Soft Finish Cardstock 1 of which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – place this one on top of second pitcher.  Lay right side down on molding mat using large ball tool from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Kit rub back of pitcher giving it a little rounded shape.  Coat with VersaMark add clear embossing powder then heat.  Add pop dots to center of lower half and Kids Choice Glue all around very outer edge – make sure to leave pitcher opening free of glue so tulip stems can be put down into opening.

Step 4  Make tulips.  Cut 5 yellow and 5 white using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set.  Cut leaves and stems from green cardstock – I cut a few extra of stem only.  Susan has a tutorial on her Facebook page – Susan’s Garden Club you can watch it here.

Step 5  Arrange stems with leaves in pitcher opening adhering in place with Kids Choice Glue.  Add a few extra stems to fill in then add tulips to stems again with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Family die cut it twice from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back as well as twice from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack the black on top of each other then white off setting them just slightly to give shadow effect.  Adhere to card front to left of pitcher.

If you click on any of the supply pictures below it will take you directly to ECD site.

Hope this is an inspiration to you to make your own bouquet of tulips.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

This was inspiration picture for my card today  it is a bit brighter than mine.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


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Cardstock – yellow, green,black

Pop Dots

Clear Embossing Powder

 

Courage


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Welcome My Crafty Friends!  Spring has arrived finally and I believe we are all happy about that at least I know I am.

Sadly we are all touched by “Cancer” at some point in our lives some more than others.  I know my family and friends have been touched many times.  Today my card is for a friend that has just recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Using pink Nuvou crystal drops make berries on branches.   Do 1 side let dry then do back side and let dry.  I do both sides like Susan does but it is optional.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.  Emboss card front with embossing folder of your choice.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 3 Garden Notes Round Grapevine Wreaths.  Using Kids Choice Glue just dab around center area on back of wreath (no glue on the little branches) attach 1 wreath at a time to card front giving each wreath a quarter turn to off set each wreath.  Once dry pull up on some of the branches to give it fullness.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes Lilac 2 and 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock color front and back of a piece large enough to cut flower plates 2-3 times each.  Just kind of scribble you want little areas of white and varying shades.   Shape and build your lilacs   Here is Susan’s video for making lilacs.

 

Step 5  Cut 3 pink tulips and 2 white tulips using Garden Notes Tulip 2 die set. Shape and build tulips.  Susan’s video below for making tulips.

 

Step 6  From green cardstock cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern.

Step 7  Using Suzanne Cannon’s Courage die  to cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top twice and once from cardstock with adhesive on top and bottom (this will be the bottom of the stack).  Cut once from pink glitter cardstock.  Cut ribbon from Suzanne Cannon’s Hope die set 3 times from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top then once from pink glitter cardstck.  Stack together.  You are making 3 pink ribbons and 1 Courage.

Step 8  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue starting with ferns.  Ferns, berries, lilacs, tulips then leaves.  Add courage to bottom under wreath and use pop dots to add ribbons.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  By clicking on any of the product pictures below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

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Cardstock – Green, Brown, Pink

Glitter Cardstock – Pink

Embossing Folder – Dots

Nuvou Crystal Drops –

 

 

 

Frame It Challenge

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Hello my crafty friends!

Once again it is time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge and this month our challenge is “Frame It”.  For this challenge I have chosen one of the new frames by ModaScrap – Happy Frame along with a couple of Susan’s Garden new releases Primrose 1 and Leafy Berry Branch.

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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 frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Cut 2 Leafy Berry Branches from green cardstock.  Add berries using Nuvou Crystal Drops (Rhubarb Crumble used here) set aside to dry.  Wile cutting from green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ostrich Fern.

Step 2  Background made from black cardstock but also could be done on white cardstock.  You will be working with ECD Diamond Background die cut as stencil when finished making background save stencil to be used on another project.  Die cut 1 Diamond Background from cardstock lay on top of piece of black cardstock cut 3-3/4″ X 5″ hold in place with piece of low tack tape.  Using sponge apply Viva 3D paint in 3-4 different colors working paint down in being careful not to bend up stencil.  (You can also use Distress Oxide Inks they just will not be as bright or sparkly.)

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Step 3  From 100# white Soft Finish Cardstock using ModaScrap Happy Frame cut 4 times. Trim 2 pieces to 5-1/4″ (trimming from straight end) trim 2 pieces to 3-7/8″ build frame.  Els just did a Technique Friday video on making Happy Frame XL it can be found here.

Step 4  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame over background piece.

Step 5  Card base cut black cardstock 3-7/8″ x 10-1/2″ score at 5-1/4″ fold on score line.  Attach frame and background piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Using ECD Corners 1 die set cut 4 corners from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back (I chose corners that had five dots which I saved and added back in) attach corners to frame.

Step 7  Cut 5 Primrose 1 from white Soft Finish Cardstock (or you can cut from colored cardstock and shade) color using Copic Markers YR15 and Y38 used here.  Shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit and Molding Mat Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.  Cut several leaves from cardstock either green cardstock or white cardstock coloring with Copics Markes YG97 and G85 used here.  Shape using leaf tool and leaf mat.

Step 8  Attach ferns and berry branches to card front using Kids Choice Glue build your primroses onto card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Cut Happy Birthday twice once from black cardstock and once from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back attach white Happy Birthday on top of Black.  Attach to bottom of frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Note:  the die I used was an ECD Stand Up Helper Die that is no longer available which I discovered when preparing my tutorial I apologize but I did check out the new release of dies and #1465 Words 1- Celebration has a “happy birthday” die which is a bit longer but you could attach happy to the top of frame and birthday to bottom as well as #783 Happy Birthday and #1284 Happy Birthday.

Hope that this tutorial is an inspiration to you to try your own design.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs to enter to win and see what all the other design team members have created.

If you want to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used to create this card just click on any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Product pictures below it will take you right to that item on their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

 


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green

Viva 3D Paint

NuVou Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

 

 

 

Birthday Lilacs

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Hello my crafty friends.  I don’t know about you but I am so wanting spring to come but I know here in Maine we have a while to go so I am creating my own spring by making Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s paper flowers.  My post today uses her new release Garden Notes Lilac 2 along with and her Garden Notes Ladder Fern from previous release.  I have also used ModaScrap’s new release Romantic Bouquet.The “happy birthday” is from an older release of A Way With Words by Suzanne Cannon and all can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Make card base by cutting white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.

Step 2  Emboss card front using a large embossing folder.

Step 3  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top die cut ModaScrap – Romantic Bouquet and A Way With Words happy birthday.  Also cut happy birthday from black cardstock  with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.

Step 4 using Silk Microfine Glitter – (Sea Glass used here) coat the Romantic Bouquet and the white happy birthday and burnish in.  Attach the Romantic Bouquet to bottom of card front using Kids Choice Glue.  Attach the happy birthday to the black happy birthday offsetting just a bit to give appearance of a shadow using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Inks and shape by laying fern on Leaf Pad. Take leaf tool from Susan’s Garden 4 pc. all metal tool kit pull tool down center stem and each frond.  Using tweezers from tool kit hold center stem in tweezers and pinch up on fronds.

Step 6  Make 3 flowers and several leaves using Susan’s new Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set using White Soft Finish Cardstock green cardstock for leaves and brown for the stem.  For the purple lilac a couple shades of purple Distress Ink was used on white Soft Finish Cardstock then die cut.  Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club which you can see here.

Step 7 Arrange on card front using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and that it has inspired you to create your own.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products just click on the picture and it will take you right there.

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

Christine

“You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough”  author unknown

 

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Cardstock – 2 shades green, white, brown and black

Distress Inks

Large Embossing Folder

 

 

Lacy Love In A Mist

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Hello My Crafty Friends welcome to my blog!

Today my post is a card I did using my first attempt with the shibori technique that Susan recently did on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club page.  Mine came out quite light so my next attempt will need some work on paint to water ratio but when I saw the color I just knew Love In A Mist would be the perfect flower to use with it.

My card today February 28th, is for my nephew, sister, father and brother which probably sounds a bit strange but for my nephew it is his birthday, my sister who died having him, my Dad who died 45 year to the day after my sister losing his battle with mesothelimoa and my youngest brother’s funeral was on this day 3 years ago.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1 Make shibori background referring to video on Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook

Step 2  Cut Garden Notes Berry Spray from brown cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries to branch set aside to dry.  (Midnight blue drops used here)

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.

Step 4  Make frame from 100 lb white Soft Finish Cardstock using ModaScrap Dashing Square.  (Picture shows black cardstock but it was just to show how frame was cut)

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Step 5  Attach shibori type piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to center.

Step 6  Cut 1 ModaScrap Lace Card from white Soft Finish Cardstock trim off side tabs and straighten bottom.  Attach to back side of lower half of frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame to card front.

Step 7  Cut 1 set of Garden Notes Ladder Fern from green cardstock shade with Distress Ink, shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf pads.  Using Kids Choice Glue attach to lower right corner of frame.

Step 8  Cut, shade, shape and build  1 Garden Notes Love In A Mist (mine was cut from blue cardstock and shaded with PanPastels Set 2) but you can cut from 85# white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with Copic Markers as well.  Flower was assembled directly onto card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Cut apart Garden Notes Berry Spray tucking around flower using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Step 10  Using self sticking pearls to corners and on lace.

Thanks for stopping by today I sure hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.  See below for supplies used.  If you click on any of pictures of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies it will take you directly to the site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

 

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Pearls

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Cardstock – brown, green, blue

Distress Ink – Peeled Paint

Remember – “You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough! author unknown