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.

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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??”
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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.

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Thanks for stopping by and Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

Hope Rose

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Hello Everyone thank you for stopping by my blog today I really appreciate it.   I am happy to say that I am on Elizabeth Craft Designs 2018 Design Team and today’s post features one of ModaScrap’s new releases available today from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Today I have created a card using  ModaScrap’s new release Flower Lace Frame along with Susan’s Garden Rose 3 and A Way With Words Hope.  This frame die is so versatile it works with so many of the other dies available.  Be sure to visit  Elizabeth Craft Designs to see other new release for ModaScrap and to see what other Design Team members have created using these new releases.


 

Other Supplies Used:

White, black cardstock

Brushed Silver Cardstock

Blush Glitter Paper

 

 

 

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

Baby Rose Card

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Hello to all my crafty friends out there!  I keep hoping for that spring weather to come and stay for a while but seems we get a couple of days of spring and then back into winter with cold temps and snow but then I have to stop and think we have nothing to complain about when you look at what so many in the southern states are going through I need to feel very very lucky!  My heart goes out to them for sure.

Today I am posting a card that was made for my new great great niece.  Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 was used along with Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched and Fitted Fishtail dies, Moda Scrap Dandelion Fluff dies and  Suzanne Cannon Baby Love die set.

Although this card is my design the background of the card is not mine I cased it from Lauri Coons – Stampin Friends and I have told her that I had cased it.  She had posted a card on Facebook and I was intrigued so had to try it.  I chose colors to go with my card theme but the sky is the limit.

Here is how the card was created.

Note:  Lauri said to do all your cutting on circles before embossing so that is what I did.

Card base is 5-1/2″ square.

  1.  Using white Soft Finish cardstock punch 4 circles 1-3/4″ diameter (Els van de Burgt Studio has Fitted Circle dies that could be used one circle is 1-1/2″ and the next size up is 2″ and I would go with the 2″ rather than the smaller as you have to cut these circles into fourths).  Cut 4 circles 1-3/4″ diameter from pink cardstock and 4 from white cardstock.  Cut each circle into fourths.  Next emboss all the pieces using embossing folder of your choice I decided to use two different embossing folders.  Run all pieces through a little Xyron create-a-sticker.  Note:  You could use Clear double Sided Adhesive on the back of your cardstock before punching circles but you just have to work a little at times to get backing off adhesive once it has been embossed but it does work.  Actually makes it easier to layout your pattern before sticking pieces down especially if you have many colors that you are using.
  2. Adhere pieces to card front – this card has 3 rows.  The following picture shows 3 colors this is just a sample to go by.2017-04-04 20.59.45
  3. From pink cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail using #5 die (I always number my dies on the back side with black sharpie when I get them).
  4. From white cardstock cut 1 Fitted fishtail from #4.  Using Clear Double sided Adhesive adhere white fishtail to pink.  Attach to right front of card using dimensional tape.
  5. From pink cardstock cut Baby using Suzanne Cannon’s Baby Love die set and cut girl using Els van de Burgt Studio It’s A Boy / Girl die set.  Adhere to Fishtail using Kids Choice glue.
  6. Create 3 pink roses and several rose buds using Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set and pink cardstock and leaves from green cardstock.  Shade using Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1 shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit and her video as a guide.  Video can be found here.
  7. From a light green cardstock using ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff cut 2 pair.  To add a little color to tips of fluff Viva Pearl Pen was used let dry completely.  Lay each fluff face down on molding mat using medium ball tool from tool kit rubbing gently to give a little dimension.  Turn over do same on front side randomly in each piece.  2017-03-27 14.38.33
  8. Arrange Dandelion Fluffs on left side of card when where you want adhere them with Kids Choice Glue.  Do the same for the roses and leaves.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2

ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff

Els van de Burgt Fitted Fishtails

Els van de Burgt Stitched Fishtails

Els van de Burgt It’s A Boy / Girl

Suzanne Cannon Baby Love

Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

Susan’s Garden 4 pc. Tool Kit

Soft Finish Cardstock

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

 

Other Supplies

Cardstock pink and 2 shades of green

Viva Pearl Pen – Salmon

Embossing Folder

Xyron create- a- sticker 1.5″

 

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for great supplies and check out their blog for so many great creations.

Well that is it for today I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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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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You Take the Cake

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog. Well the weather here in Maine is 100% better this week than last when we got 30″ of snow in one storm.  Today I am posting a birthday card I made showcasing Susan’s new Rose 3 die set.

Here is how it was done.

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 10″ score at 5″ fold on score line.
  2. Using Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up die center in card fold (I use a little removable tape to hold in place when cutting) run through cutting machine. Work all folds to make cake pop out. Karen has a great video on this die cut which can be found here.
  3. Using design paper of your choice and dies from the set cut out decorative cake pieces.  A piece was cut to cover top of cake using same paper and laying just very top portion of cake die then cutting the candles pieces away and trimming to fit.  (Covering the top is not necessary it is just something I wanted to do.)
  4. Once cake is completely decorated random stamp inside of card in colors that match paper.  Close to My Heart Ink Blot Flair stamp set used on this card.
  5. Cut colored cardstock 6-1/2″ X 10-1/2″ (which is what I did here as it gives a little border) or 6″ X 10″ which fits exactly over cake insert and will fit in envelope for 6″ card.  Score in center and fold.
  6. Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cake insert avoiding area where cake pop up is.  Attach the insert to inside of cardstock lining up at fold.  Remove protective covering from adhesive on half of insert adhere then repeat for other half.
  7. Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper 6-1/2″ X 5″ attach to front and back of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  8. From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut label using largest die from Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles.  Ink edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  9. Using Quietfire A Way With Words Happy Birthday 2 die cut two – one from cardstock used for card base and one from a coordinating cardstock. Before cutting adhere Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock.  Adhere one on top of other offsetting just slightly so there is a shadow.  Adhere to label then adhere to front of card.
  10. From white Soft Finish Cardstock and Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 3 cut enough petals to make 1 rose and 1 bud.  Shade using pink PanPastels Set 1 then shape using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit and Large Molding Mat.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble rose and bud.  Use Susan’s Rose 1 video as a guide video found here.
  11. Cut stem, leaves and Ivy Vine from green cardstock.  Using Leaf Tool and  Leaf Pad make vein lines in leaves add shading using yellow green from PanPastels Set 1. Pinch right sides together  lay face down on molding mat take medium ball tool roll on tip of each leaf to curl tip back.
  12. Arrange on left side of label attaching using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1295 Susan’s garden Notes Rose 

1297 Susan’s Garden Notes Ivy Vine

1208 Karen Burniston’s Labels & Circles

1102 Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop Up

PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock – White

1161 Suzanne Cannon A Way With Words – Happy Birthday 2

30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Set 1

814 Kids Choice Glue

808 Susan’s Garden 4 pcs Tool Set

810 Large Molding Mat

811 Leaf Pad

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Close to My Heart  paper – Sangria

Close to My Heart D 1660 Ink Blot Flair

Cardstock – green, eggplant, silver and yellow

Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Inks

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine