Snowman Trimming Tree Tag

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Hello Everyone thank you for stopping by today hope everyone had a good Christmas.  We certainly did.  Always enjoy the time that we can spend with family and friends.

Today my post is a Christmas gift tag that I made for a dear friend of mine.  Here is how I did it.

  1.  Using Els van de Burgt’s Tags & More 3 Leaves die set and white cardstock cut 1 tag base.
  2. From navy cardstock cut tag with leaves at top and the snowflake corner from Els Tags & More 9 Sparkle  at the bottom (you will have to run tag through 3 times in order to get all 3 snowflakes cut at bottom).  Attach to white tag base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  ( Avoid getting adhesive in cut out areas)
  3. Cut tree using Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings and green cardstock.  Cut the tree height down to fit tag – you want it a little taller than the snowman.  From off white cardstock cut garland 7 times (the off white gives it the look of popcorn).  Add tiny red gems to garland for the cranberries.
  4. Cut snowman using Susan’s CountryScapes Build a Snowman using various colors of cardstock for each of the parts.
  5. Stamp candy cane from Karen Burniston’s Holiday Stamp Collection onto white cardstock using red ink.  Cut out using Elizabeth Craft Designs fine point scissors.
  6. Using white ink or white chalk marker to make snow across the bottom of the tag just above the snowflakes.
  7. Attach tree to left side of tree using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Add garland using same glue.
  8. Build snowman onto tag.  I tilted the head back a little so he appears to be looking up at top of tree.  Add small gem star to his hand and the candy cane to his other hand.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

1081 Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman

1093 Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen & Trimmings

953 Els van de Burgt Tags & More 3 Leaves

1077 Els van de Burgt Tags & More 9 Sparkle

814 Kids Choice Glue

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white, off white, navy, brown, red, black, orange & green

Tiny red sparkle gems

Small gem star

1/8″ Red ribbon

Red Ink

 

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and now you will make some homemade tags for your packages – nothing wrong with starting on them for next year.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies.

Until next time  – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

In The Woods

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Today my post is something a little different. Instead of making a card I decided to make something  decorative and use some of Susan’s CountryScapes die sets.  The first picture is shown without the glass dome so it is easier to see.in-the-woods-1

This is a picture with the glass dome over it photo is not great but it was very hard to photograph due to the glare on the glass.

Here is how it was constructed

  1. Cut 30 – 36 trees (I cut just the top 3-3-1/2″ of tree) from green cardstock using Susan’s CountryScapes Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings die set.  Fold up all the branches on each tree add Kid’s Choice Glue to the back of tree adhere to tooth pick.  in-the-woods-3Add 3 trees to each tooth pick which gives you a dimensional tree.  in-the-woods-4You should have 10-12 dimensional trees when done.
  2. Cut 4 deer using light brown cardstock and deer die from Susan’s CountryScapes Critters 3 –   2 of the deer should but cut from brown cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on 1 side and 2 cut from just cardstock.  Adhere deer together so you have 2 deer.Lay deer face down on molding mat and use large ball tool to shape the deer a little.  Shade deer using Susan’s PanPastels Set 3 (dark brown & white) .  For spots on deer use white gel pen.
  3. Cut 1 snowman and accessories using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman die set.  Put snowman together using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Lay snowman face down on molding mat and shape a little using large ball tool.
  4. Cut 2 stone walls and 1 gate use Susan’s video to shade and build your walls.
  5. Cut 5″ Styrofoam ball in half using a knife.  Cut pieces off all over ball half so that it is not too smooth.  Cut a couple of slots for deer placement.  Using a clear drying glue and a brush apply all over ball except around the very bottom all the way around. Sprinkle Diamond Dust over the glue shake off the excess.
  6. Cut 1 piece of white cardstock and 1 piece of blue vellum with stars at 6″ square.  Attach the 2 pieces together using Clear Double Sided Adhesive along bottom edge on 1 side.  Tear along sides and top edges of both papers adjusting height to fit under glass dome.  Using Kid’s Choice Glue attach this paper to back of ball using tiny straight pins to hold in place.
  7. Glue stone wall and gate to front of ball using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  8. Add deer to slots with a little glue on their hooves to secure them into the slots.
  9. Stick trees into ball behind and ob sides of deer as desired.
  10. Tuck snowman behind stone wall securing with a little glue.
  11. Add yellow vellum circle for moon.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman

Susan’s CountryScapes Critters 3

Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings

Susan’s CountryScapes New England Stone Wall & Gate 3

Susan’s PanPastels Set 3

Kid’s Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

Cardstock – white,  light brown, green, red, black

Blue vellum with stars

small piece of yellow vellum

Diamond Dust

5″ Styrofoam Ball

Fab Lab Glass Dome with wood base

tooth picks

 

I do hope that you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will try your hand at making your own.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for great supplies.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

Sweet Magnolia & Lavender

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Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am posting a card I made for a dear friend who lost her sister recently.  My card is 6″ X 6″ top fold and uses Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia, CountryScapes Lavender and Mini Botanicals – Clematis & Ivy along with Els Dotted Scallop Squares.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2.  Cut purple cardstock 5-3/4″ square.
  3. Using white cardstock and largest die from Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares die set cut 1 scalloped square.
  4.  Ink all edges on all these pieces using ink color of your choice. (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).
  5. Assemble using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. For heart wreath either draw out heart shape on cardstock or if you have heart dies you can cut heart using the die.  (You want it to be approximately 5″.)
  7. Using largest leaf die from Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia and green cardstock cut approximately 30-40 leaves.  Color and shape all leaves.  See Susan’s video for this part you can find it here.
  8. Make 1 magnolia using same video as a guide.
  9. Once all leaves are shaded and shaped lay your leaves out on your heart shape keeping them all going in same direction.  When satisfied with placement glue leaves on with clear drying glue.
  10. Attach heart wreath to card front using clear double sided adhesive.
  11.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender die set cut 1 stem using medium green cardstock.  Shade with a slightly darker ink.
  12. Cut florets for lavender 6-8 times from purple cardstock.  Place florets face up on hard rubber mat or gum eraser and with smallest ball tool in Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.
  13.  Use clear drying glue to attach florets to stems making as full as you like.
  14.  Cut 2 bows from Shimmer Sheetz glue together off setting slightly.
  15. Cut 2 vines from green cardstock using Susan’s Mini Botanical Clematis & Ivy die set.
  16. Cut florets 5-6 times from white cardstock.  Lay florets face up on hard rubber mat.  Using yellow marker make yellow center in each floret and using smallest ball tool cup each.  Attach florets to vine using clear drying glue.
  17. Lay stem of lavender on left of heart wreath attaching with clear drying glue. (Glue only in center of stems where they all come together)
  18.  Add magnolia attaching in same manner.
  19. Attach bow just below magnolia onto stems and leaves.
  20. Cut apart clematis and glue filling in to your liking.
  21.  Add peel off sticker (Thinking of You used here) in sentiment of your choice.
  22.  Cut 2 easels from cardstock color of your choice (cut 1 from cardstock that has clear double sided adhesive on it).  Attach one over the other and emboss with your choice of embossing folder.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia

Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender

Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanical Clematic & Ivy

Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares

Els’ Card Stand / Easel

Shimmer Sheetz

Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Deluxe 4 pc Tool Kit

Peel Off Stickers

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you will be inspired to make your version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies to make this card and to see all their wonderful products.

 

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy 3Hello Everyone hope you have all enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend.  Today I am posting a card that I designed for Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used several of Susan’s new CountryScape die sets and her new Stencils.  Please visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for a full tutorial and all the supplies to make your own.

Thank you for visiting my blog and until next time Happy Scrapping!

Christine