Happy Birthday Friend

Birthday Friend

Welcome to my blog my friends,

Today I am posting a birthday card that I made for a very special friend since grade school which is a very long time trust me hehehe.  Obviously being December 1st I have done a wintery card

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 (1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 1 without adhesive)  Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White.  Set aside to dry then repeat on the back.

Step 2  Cut 2 Garden Notes Hawthorne from green cardstock and shade.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autmun Red add berries set aide to dry then repeat for back side.  Susan has a good video which can be found here.

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Cut brown cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ using 6th die in Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched Squares cut opening in upper left.  Cut patterned paper to fit opening (ModaScrap Woods used here) adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Galvanized Buckets from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – adhere together.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add a little pewter Metallic Rub Ons from set 2.  From brown cardstock cut just the center of the handle shade with brown Distress Ink adhere to top of handle.  Add couple pop dots to lower center back of bucket then adhere bucket to card front.  Adhere handle using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Using Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecones die set cut a bunch of boughs from green cardstock (I like to cut lots at once as I know I will use them on a project) shade with Distress Ink then pinch up needles to give dimension.  Create 3 small hemlock cones using same set see Susan’s video for this here

Step 6  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back cut 2 each A Way With Words Happy Birthday – Small and Friends using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere duplicates to each other.  Cut s off from friends.  Adhere to card front.

Step 7  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  To add snow to card I used Designer Dries White Glue with fine tip adding to areas I want to have snow then I sprinkled with Papericious Frosting Powder.

Hoping you have enjoyed this tutorial today and you will make your own card.  This could also be used as a Christmas card by changing the sentiment such as A Way With Words small Merry Christmas.

All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any it will take you directly to their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown, black

Art Glitter Designer Dries White Adhesive

Papericious Frosting Powder

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White, Autumn Red

Alcohol Markers

 

August Challenge – Fun With Character Dies

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Hello, welcome to my blog.

Today is a new challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month the Design Team Challenge is Christmas Fun With Character Dies which is a brand new release by Joset Designs.  There are so many cute dies and I have chosen to use the Penguin and Igloo die sets.  Be sure to check out all the other Design Team creations on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and at the same time answer the question for a chance to win.

Here is how my card was made.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ gate fold card from white card stock by cutting cardstock 6″ X 12″ scoring at 3″ from each end fold on score lines.  Note: by measuring in from each end your center comes together more evenly.

Step 2  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 pieces each 2-3/4″ X 5-3/4″.  Using embossing folder of your choice (snowflakes used here) emboss pieces.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock die cut Igloo and ice (ice cut twice trim away so you only have top) and the sign.   Using light blue ink highlight edges of igloo and ice.  Adhere the trimmed piece of ice to top of whole piece which gives it more dimension.  Adhere the igloo overlay to the igloo using Kids Choice Glue adhere to the ice using more Kids Choice Glue.  Lay onto card front to determine where you want it adhere to right side of card front only making sure to keep adhesive just on left side use Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4 Cut 1 complete Penguin and 1 wing and set of feet.  Cut wing so it looks like bottom of penguin using Kids Choice Glue adhere feet to penguin bottom then adhere to entrance to igloo using Kids Choice Glue.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble the complete penguin to use inside of card.

Inside of card:

Step 5  Cut blue cardstock that has white core 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ emboss with snow flake embossing folder then sand lightly to highlight the snowflakes.  If you do not have the white core card stock you can use snowflake patterned paper cut to these dimensions.  Adhere to card center using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Using snow mound die from Reindeer die set cut 2 mounds from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Using Silk Microfine Glitter – Cool Diamond sprinkle over adhesive on snow mounds tap off extra burnish in with fingers. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere mounds to bottom of blue cardstock.

Step 7  Cut 3 trees from green cardstock using die from Reindeer die set.  Using embossing fold emboss trees using embossing folder of your choice.  Using green Distress Ink add shading to trees.  Adhere trees to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  Add Penguin using Kids Choice Glue on the back of very bottom.

Step 9  Using brown Distress Ink ink up sign and post.  Stamp sentiment on sign using black ink and Joset Designs Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set.  Adhere to penguin’s hand using a little Kids Choice Glue.

Step 10  Using black ink stamp Merry Christmas from Joset Designs Classic Sentiments stamp set.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter for a chance to win and to see all the great projects designed by our Design Team.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used in this project just click on any of the pictures below and it will take you directly to the site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Various colors of cardstock

Black Ink

Distress Inks

Embossing folders

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

 

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

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

Embossing Folder

Snow Accents