Easter Challenge

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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.
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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.
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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

 

 

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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Thoughtful Daisies

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Hello my crafty friends!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Weather is getting better the sun is getting higher staying light longer yippee!

Today I am posting a card that was made for a friend.  Susan’s new Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy die set was used along with Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Squares, a couple new Moda Scrap dies and Suzanne Cannon Thinking of You die set.

Here is how the card was completed.

  1.  Finished card base is 6″ X 6″ made by cutting white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score.  At this point you can decide if you want a top fold or side fold card.
  2. Cut a 6″ X 6″ piece of patterned paper to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Using 2 largest dies from Els Stitched Squares make frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Lay smaller of 2 dies inside larger die centering – tape together with removable tape lay onto cutting machine making sure they do not shift – die cut.  You will be using the frame only, save the inner square to use on another project. Center frame on front of card adhere with Clear Double Sided Adhesive2017-03-03-12-54-44
  4. From black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut “Thinking of You” using A way With Words Thinking of You die.  Adhere to card front.
  5. From green cardstock cut 3 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4.
  6. Cut 2 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 6/Wheat from dark yellow cardstock.
  7. Cut 3 daisies using new Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy dies in colors of your choice.  Cut each size petal layer 2 or 3 times depending on fullness wanted.  Daisies on this card have 3 of each layer.  Using Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Set and Molding Mat shape petals.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.    Add a small amount of glue around just the outer edge of daisy centers sprinkle with pollen (Pollen was used here but is optional). Cut Several leaves from medium green color cardstock. .  Shade using crushed olive Distress Ink. Using tool set and Leaf Pad shape leaves.
  8. Arrange branches, daisies and leaves on card until satisfied.  Attach to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1292 Susan’s Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy

1317 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4

1320 Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 6 – Wheat

1118 Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Squares

1059 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Thinking of You

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

814 Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Cardstock – 2 shades green, pink, yellow, black and mustard yellow

Pollen (optional)

Patterned paper

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to check out all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

 

Christine

 

 

 

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