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

 

 

 

Surprise! Happy Birthday Els Blog Hop

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 It’s Els van de Burgt’s birthday and what better way to celebrate but with a surprise Birthday Blog Hop with the Elizabeth Crafts Design Team! Happy Birthday Els!

We hope you will join us in making Els birthday special, by dropping by our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group and wishing her a happy birthday!

The hop started at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you might like to head back to there first so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
To celebrate, Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving a gift to everyone placing an order over $25 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs web site. You will receive 10 sheets of Peel-Off stickers with every purchase over $25. This special promotion applies to all orders placed from today, Thursday, March 15, until the end of the day on Monday, March 19.
My card that I created today to celebrate Els birthday features Susan’s Garden Notes Dogwood 2 along with ModaScrap Dashing Rectangles and ECD Diamond Background. 
Well now it is time to leave my blog as you continue along our birthday hop. Your next stop is to the talented Selma Stevenson. Don’t forget to pop on over to our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group too to wish Els a happy birthday!
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – Green

Copic Marker – R59, YG03

 

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

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

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Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 shades green, white, brown and black

Distress Inks

Large Embossing Folder

 

 

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

 

You’re So Sweet

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Hi everyone thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Today the card is a Wiper Card featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3.

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The Wiper Card is very easy to make just click on this link for a complete tutorial.

For my card I used navy blue cardstock base and navy / white striped pattern paper.

  1.  Make card base
  2. Cut 2 Leafy Lace Hearts (1) from navy cardstock and (1) from white cardstock.  You will be using the large navy heart and the small white heart for this card so just set the other pieces aside for use on another card.  On the small white heart stamp your sentiment ( you’re so sweet from Joset Designs General Sentiment Stamps used here) .
  3. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hearts to card front.
  4. Cut 2 ModaScrap Leafy Branch 2 from white cardstock.  Cut long stem off each (discard) adhere branches to bottom of heart using Kids Choice Glue.
  5. Cut, shade and shape 1 Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 in color of your choice.  Make 2 large leaves from green cardstock.  Attach rose over the leafy branches using Kids Choice Glue add leaves.
  6. Cut piece of white cardstock to fit on your “wiper” stamp sentiment of choice in black and yellow stars using star stamp from Joset Designs Dream Sentiments.  (Happy Birthday from General Sentiments Stamp set used here)  Attach to wiper using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Rose 3

Els van de Burgt Studio Leafy Lace Heart

ModaScrap Leafy Branch 2

Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps

Joset Designs Dream Sentiments Clear Stamps

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s Deluxe 4 pc Tool Set

Leaf Mat

Other Supplies

Cardstock yellow, green and navy

Patterned paper

Black ink

Yellow Ink

Well that is it for today I really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and you will make your own Wiper Card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Hydrangea 90th Birthday

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Hello my Crafty Friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.

I don’t know about you but I am sure glad that spring is in sight and hopefully much of the illnesses going around will run off with “Ole Man Winter”.  So much sickness that keeps going around and around.  I had my bout with it a couple of weeks ago but am finally getting back to my old self.  That said several of my posts have been done when I was not feeling well and so I feel my work was not up to par,  for that I apologize.

My post today is a card that I made for my dear friend’s mother as she celebrates her 90th Birthday.

Here is how I created the 5′ X 7″ Tent Fold card.

  1. Cut blue cardstock (Soft Finish Cardstock – Dusky Sky used here) 5″ X 7″ adhere to front of card base using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Cut white cardstock 4-1/4″ X 4-3/4″ dry emboss using brick pattern embossing folder.  Not sure which embossing folder was used for my piece as my piece came out of my stash but I think it was Tim Holtz.  Adhere to left side of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 sets  Susan’s Garden Notes Carolina Window and Shutters from black cardstock.  Adhere them together (like to double them up to give dimension) using Kids Choice glue.  Trace around edge of window onto yellow cardstock and cut out cutting on inside edge of line so it will not stick out beyond the window.  Adhere using Kids Choice Glue to back of window to make it look like lights are on.  Adhere window onto brick section making sure to leave room at bottom of window for the hydrangeas.
  4. Making the hydrangeas.  I made 6 hydrangeas using Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set.   5 I cut the stem off  leaving 1 with stem. These hydrangeas were made using various shades of blues and some white cardstock but the way I prefer is to use various shades of blue, a bit of green and pink PanPastels wiped with a sponge over white cardstock then cut out the flowers as they seem more realistic.  That being said cut your flowers however you would like to make them then shape and build your flowers.  Use Susan’s video to guide you it is very helpful.   You can find video here.
  5. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hydrangeas under the window being sure to only put glue on very edge of hydrangea.  Add as many leaves as you wish – hydrangeas have a lot of leaves.
  6. From white cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail (4th smallest in set) stamp with sentiment using black ink.  My sentiment was printed from my computer so in that case I printed then centered die over the sentiment and die cut.  Attach to right side of card using dimensional tape.  Attach hydrangea to top of sentiment piece using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Susan’s Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2

Susan’s Garden Carolina Window and Shutters

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dusky Sky

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Tool Set

 

Other Supplies Used

Brick Embossing Folder

Green cardstock

Yellow cardstock

Well that is it for today I do hope that you will visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

Hearts & Roses Birthday

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Hello Everyone!  Today I am posting a birthday card I made for my niece using  one Susan’s Garden Notes newest dies Rose 3 and Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Hearts.

Here is the tutorial so you can craft your own card.  Card is a 6″ X 6″ top fold but could also be done as a side fold – whichever you prefer.

  1.   Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock   6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line to form card base.
  2.   Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3.   Cut 4 chains using Chains 1 die set and white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front 1/4″ in from outer edge lining up ends at edges of patterned paper and watching corners to make sure they cross between links.  Do sides first then top and bottom.
  4.   Cut 4 of smallest hearts from Entwined Hearts die set using white Soft Finish Cardstock again with adhesive on the back.  Adhere to corners.
  5.   Cut 2 each of both sizes of Entwined Hearts from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has adhesive on the back.  Stack 2 largest together offsetting ever so slightly adding dimension.  Repeat for the smaller 2 hearts.  Adhere largest hearts on card front then add smaller ones on left side of larger hearts.
  6.   Using yellow cardstock (or color of your choice to match your patterned paper) and Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 cut enough petals to make 2 roses and 1 bud.  From darker green cardstock cut stems and leaves.  Shade and shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit, Molding Mat and Leaf Pad.  For Help shading and shaping Susan’s video on rose 2 can be very helpful.  You can find video here
  7.   Cut 2 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 5 from lighter green cardstock.   Add a little shading.  Lay branches face down on molding mat shape each leaf using small loop tool.  Turn over use tool on stems.  Adhere to right side of largest heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere roses and leaves.
  8. Add sentiment (stickers, stamps or small die cuts can be used – stickers used here) to white cardstock in shape of your choice.  Adhere to left side of smaller heart using dimensional tape.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan Garden Notes Rose 3

Els van de Burgt Studio Entwined Hearts

Els van de Burgt Studio Chains 1

Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 5

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Tool Kit

Molding Mat

Leaf Pad

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Text Stickers

 

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow and 2 shades green

Patterned paper

Forest Moss Distress Ink

Dimensional Tape

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all your great supplies to make yourself a card.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

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