Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Good Morning. This week the Quietfire Creations design team is celebrating the marriage of Yvonne, one of our design team members. This is the card I designed using the new A Way With Words die cuts. You can read all the information about this card on the Quietfire Creations Blog at this LINK.
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Good Morning. Today I have the card I designed my Susan's Garden Club design team blog post at Elizabeth Craft Designs. The beautiful flower was created with Susan's Garden Notes Amaryllis new die set. You can read complete details on how the card was created on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK.
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Autumn will be here soon. We have huge fields of sunflowers growing not far from my house, and that is where my inspiration came from for this card. Sunflowers remind me that Autumn is not far away, so I wanted to use the A Way With Words 4-Seasons Autumn die cut. After creating the sunflower, using Susan's Garden Notes Sunflower dies, I decided to see what other items I could add to the card to complete an Autumn scene.
I have used a variety of Susan's die sets: CountryScapes Build A Scarecrow (scarecrow, bale of hay and Jack o' Lanterns), CountryScapes Country Critters 1 (blackbird), CountryScapes Farm Accessories 1, and Susan's Garden Garden Patch Woodland Leaves.
This is a 6x6 inch card. For the background, I used a piece of Els van de Burgt, Through The Lens-Wood cardstock. In the lower right corner, I used one of the Dotted Scallop Circles for a frame for the sunflower. Before taking the circle out of the die, it was sponged lightly with Really Rust Distress Ink. A black Line Peel Off Sticker was attached around the circle to help make it stand out. Once the circle was completed, it was glued to the outside corner, with the right side and lower edge hanging over the side of the card; it was trimmed off, with scissors, so only about 3/4 of it was on the card.
Once the Garden Notes Sunflower was created, I decided to use a mixture of Prills for the center of the flower. The leaves were colored by sponging on Distress Inks.
It is fun to build the Scarecrow using whatever scrapes of cardstock and/or design paper you have. After the scarecrow was built and all the other pieces die cut, the card was assembled. Black Peel Off Line Stickers were used around the edge of the card.
The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Good Morning. It is time for my design team post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I have designed a card using the new Joset Design -Skates die set, along with the new A Way With Words - Noel die cut. You will find complete directions for completing this card at this on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK.
I am sure you will want to go check out all the new products COMING SOON at Elizabeth Craft Designs.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
This is the card I designed for my Quietfire Creations Design Team Post. Suzanne Cannon's new A Way With Words, Let It Snow, die set is fabulous to use on so many different themed winter/Christmas cards. You will find all the information about this card on the Quietfire Blog at this LINK.
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Lots of new products will be available at Elizabeth Craft Designs very soon. This card was designed using one of the new Joset Design die sets - Sled. Isn't that a fabulous Sled die cut!!!!! I love it! The sled was die cut using Soft Finish White Cardstock and the color sponged on. It is very easy to assemble this sled. A piece of red twine was added. The flowers and leaves are also pieces in this die set.
I used a piece of Els van de Burgt Studio Thorough The Lens Wood card stock for the background. A black Stitched Oval was die cut and also a white Dotted Scallop Oval, which were layered for the frame.
In the upper left corner, I used Susan's Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecone dies to create the pine bough. The bow on the pine bough was die cut using the die in Joset's Winter Mittens die set.
Be sure to go over to Elizabeth Craft Designs and look under the Coming Soon tab to see the new products that will be available very soon.
The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Thursday, August 11, 2016
I am so excited about all the new die sets being released this month at Elizabeth Craft Designs. I posted a card earlier today with a card showing Susan's new Garden Notes - Garden Birds 1 die set and one of Suzanne Cannon's new A Way With Words sentiment dies (Noel) but I couldn't wait to show you this new die set from Joset Designs. The name of the set is Skis. This fabulous set includes the dies for the skis and poles plus the die cut mountain. The stamped image is from the new Joset Design stamp set.
These skis are very easy to assemble. I used small pieces of Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers to decorate both the skis and the polls. Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Circle and Dotted Scallop Circle dies were used for a frame for the sentiment. Three Mountain die cuts were used and the tips sponged with light blue ink. ECD Peel Off Sticker Snowflakes were added to complete the scene.
Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs LINK to view all the new products to be released very soon - Click on the Coming Soon Tab.
I have never personally seen a red Cardinal but I love to create Christmas cards with them. Susan has a new die set, Garden Notes - Garden Birds 1 in her new release at Elizabeth Craft Designs. There are two birds in this set. Isn't this cardinal beautiful! Also, I have used Suzanne's new A Way With Words Noel die cut which will be available very soon. Suzanne's A Way With Words dies really help create gorgeous cards.
This is a 6x6 inch card. The Cardinal was die cut using white card stock and colored with a combination of red inks then Susan's black PanPastel was sponged lightly over the bird to give it depth of color.
For the Holly Branch, I used Susan's CountryScapes The Woods 1 die set to die cut the tree. One smaller side of the tree was cut off and the larger side used for the holly branch. Two trees were die cut using white card stock then colored with brown markers and glued together, for strength. The Holly was die cut using the Garden Notes Holiday Holly & Berries die set. The leaves were colored then Viva Inka Gold paste rubbed over them. Red flat backed pearls were used for the berries.
The new A Way With Words Noel was die cut using red card stock. Around the edges of the card Gold Peel Off Line Stickers were added.
The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Good Morning. Autumn is not far away. I have designed this card for my Quietfire Creations Design Team Blog Post using one of Suzanne Cannon's beautiful die cut sentiments, along with one of her matching stamped images. You can read all the details on the Quietfire Creations Blog at this LINK.
Monday, August 8, 2016
We all love it when we have new things to work with. This is the card I designed for my Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden Design Team Blog Post using some of Susan's new CountryScapes die sets and one of her new stencils. You can read all the details and find a complete supply list on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you like my card today.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Halloween is not far off! Susan's new CountryScapes Build A Witch die set is so fun to create cards for this holiday. I also used Susan's new Shade Trees Stencil for the trees below the witch. The new products are shown in the Coming Soon Section at Elizabeth Craft Designs.
My card base is 6x6 inches. A piece of Graphic 45 design paper was cut slightly smaller and attached to the card front. A black frame was cut and glued over the edges.
Using the Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Circles die set, I die cut an orange moon. I used the 4th die in from the largest circle die.
There are so many fun ways to create your Witch. Choose all black for her dress or your favorite design paper with a design. I used a piece of Graphic 45 design paper for her dress. I die cut the hat, the dress sleeves, and the legs using black card stock. I cut the shoes off the black legs.
The face, hands, and legs were die cut using white card stock. These pieces were colored using a Copic E95 (Flesh Pink) marker. On the face die cut, the hair was colored black. The eyes and lips were drawn in with a fine line marker. On the legs, a marker was used to create stripped stockings, then the shoes, that were die cut using black card stock, were glued on. For the hat, I die cut it a second time, using dark gray card stock and cut out the hat band and used a black marker to draw on the strips. A Silver Marker was used to draw in a buckle on both the hat and on the shoes.
The broom was die cut using white card stock and colored using markers. The cat from CountryScapes Critters 1 die set was die cut using black card stock and a white marker used for the eyes. The bats were die cut using the die in the CountryScapes Critters 4 die set.
To create the scene, I used Susan's new Shade Tree Stencil to color in the trees the witch is flying over, right onto the design paper. I used a black marker to fill in the stencil opening so I achieved a nice dark black image.
The die cut pieces were then attached over the background, above the trees. The sentiment is one of the stamps in Karen Burniston's What's Up Clear Stamp set. It was stamped on a light yellow card stock and trimmed with scissors. On the inside of the card you can stamp Happy Halloween or write your own message.
I am sure you will have a lot of fun creating many different Halloween cards using this cute CountryScapes Build A Witch!
The following products available from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
CountryScapes Build A Witch
Shade Tree Stencil
CountryScapes Critters 1
CountryScapes Critters 4
What's Up Stamp Set
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Good Morning. Today I have another card from Susan's new collection that will be available soon from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This card was created with the Garden Notes Marigold and Garden Notes Potted die sets.
This is a 6x6 inch card. I used a piece of the Els van de Burgt Studio Through the Lens Wood card stock for the background. Two green ovals were die cut using the Stitched Ovals die set from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection.
Using Susan's new Garden Notes Marigold die set, enough flower petals, to create five Marigolds, were die cut using yellow card stock. A red marker was used to color the center of each petal, then they were shaped using the tools in Susan's Flower Tool Kit. A lot of the Marigold leaves were die cut using green card stock.
The clay flower pot was die cut using rust card stock, assembled, then sponged with a darker rust ink.
Assemble the pot of Marigolds as shown.
These flowers are so realistic, I can almost smell them!
The products used are available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Monday, August 1, 2016
I am excited to announce there are a lot of new products that will be available this month at Elizabeth Craft Designs. In the Susan's Garden Collection, there are seven CountryScapes die sets, ten Garden Notes dies sets, and five stencils that will be available very soon.
Today I am giving you a preview of the new Garden Notes Aster die set and the Garden Notes Canning Jar and Lid die set.
To die cut the Canning Jar, I used a piece of clear acetate and a piece of vellum to represent the water in the jar. The acetate and vellum were die cut at the same time. To help show the outline of the jar, I used a fine line black marker to go around the edge of the jar and over the scored lines. The piece of vellum was cut off to create the water line, which is about 2/3 up from the bottom of the jar. The vellum was lightly sponged with blue ink. To attach the vellum to the acetate jar, I use small strips of the Elizabeth Craft Design Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Since it is clear, it does not show.
Seven Asters were die cut and assembled. In order to have long stems, as well as the stems that come with the die set, I cut small strips of green card stock that were long enough to reach down in the jar. There is an opening in the top of the jar so that the stems will fit down inside the jar.
A yellow Dotted Scallop Oval was die cut for the background. The jar was attached with Clear Double Sided Adhesive along the sides and bottom. The flower stems were tucked down through the opening in the top of the jar and glued in place. Some of the leaves were attached to the long stems and additional leaves attached at the base of the flowers. The flowers were attached with glue dots.
Four Els van de Burgt Studio Corners 1 corners were die cut and attached to each corner of the card. This is an 8 1/2" by 5" card.
The sentiment was die cut using the A Way With Words Get Well Soon die set.
You can purchase the products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Good Morning. Today this card was designed for my Susan's Garden Design Team post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I have used Susan's Garden Notes Lavender die set for this card. You can read all the details and will find links to all products at this LINK.
Thanks for visiting me today.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Good Morning. Today it is my turn to create a card for my design team blog post at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Ladybugs always make me smile so I chose to use Joset Designs Ladybug die set. You can go over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK to see complete details, including products used.
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Today is a beautiful day and would perfect for a sailboat ride. Today I used the Joset Design Boat, Lighthouse and Rainbow Sky die sets to create this card.
Using the wave die from the Boat die set, three sets of waves were die cut. Using a white opaque pen, white caps were created on each wave. The there sets of waves were attached to another piece of blue card stock that was cut slightly uneven for the far edge of the ocean. The waves were attached to a piece of light blue card stock. A piece of brown card stock, was cut with scissors, to resemble a shore line and glued to the bottom of the card.
All the pieces for the sailboat were die cut using Joset's Boat die set. To decorate the sails, one of the Bead Strings 2 dies was used to create blue strips. The boat was tucked down in the bottom row of waves.
Joset Design Lighthouse was die cut using two shades of tan card stock. It was glued to the left edge of the card, leaving part of it off. Scissors were used to trim along the edge.
The clouds and sun were die cut using dies from Joset's Rainbow Sky die set. To finish the card, one of the sentiments in the Joset Designs Ahoy Sentiments clear rubber stamps was stamped on the bottom of the card.
The following products used on this card can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Bead Strings 2
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I am having a lot of fun learning new things! There are so many techniques to learn about on the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube videos. Today I watched the Technique Friday with Els - Silk Microfine Glitter Lace YouTube Video for inspiration to create this card. Here is the LINK. This is a very easy technique that turns out so beautiful.
This card is so gorgeous in real life. The photo does not pick up the beautiful sparkle in the glitters. I used the Elizabeth Craft Black Soft Finish Cardstock for the base and completed the lace technique just like Els shows in her video, starting with the Black Silk Microfine Glitter over the lace. I changed the second color for my card -- Els used Silver Silk Microfine Glitter and I used Turquoise Microfine Glitter. The color combination is gorgeous!
I die cut the A Way With Words Congratulations, using the black card stock. I then glittered a piece of turquoise card stock with the Turquoise glitter and attached the sentiment to it. Around the edges of this frame, I added the Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Black Line Stickers.
To compliment the leaves in the lace, I used the Els van de Burgt Studio Leafy Branch to go around the sentiment. To create glittered leaves, Clear Double Sided Adhesive was attached to the card stock and the die placed on the adhesive side to die cut. The leaves were covered with the Turquoise glitter.
The edges of the black card stock were lined with the Velvet Line Stickers. To complete the card, Black Velvet Corner Stickers were added. The black velvet stickers helped to create a very elegant glittered lace card!
The following products used can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Soft Finish Cardstock - Black
626 Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter
601 Black Silk Microfine Glitter
A Way With Words - Congratulations
Velvet Black Line Stickers
Velvet Black Corner Stickers
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Monday, July 18, 2016
Good Morning. It is time to show you another beautiful stamp from Quietfire Creations. This is the card I designed for my design team blog post. Isn't this a gorgeous stamp designed by Suzanne Cannon! You can read all the details about this card on the Quietfire Creations Blog at this LINK.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Good Morning. I love to watch all the helpful YouTube videos showing how to use the different products available from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I watched one of Karen Burniston's YouTube Videos called Pop It Ups Hot Air Balloon. Here is the LINK to this YouTube Video. I followed along with Karen, creating this pop up as she gives very clear instructions.
Karen completed her Hot Air Balloon Pop Up for a very cute Baby Card. I did not have all the products to make the same card, but it was very easy to create my own design.
I am sure one of my grandchildren will love receiving this Pop Up Hot Air Balloon Birthday card. On the front of the card I added another Hot Air Balloon with Celebrate for the sentiment.
I used Dotted Scallop Ovals to frame the two sentiments from Karen's What's Up and Farm Greetings Clear Stamps sets.
You will find so much inspiration when you start watching the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube Videos found at this LINK.
The following products used can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Hot Air Balloon with Pop Up
Clouds Embossing Folder
What's Up Clear Stamp Set
Farm Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Dotted Scallop Ovals
Bead Strings 2 (used for border around card)
Glittered Dots Stickers
Saturday, July 16, 2016
I always look forward to seeing what new technique Els is going to show us each Friday. This week she shows us how to use the Velvet Adhesive Sheets. Here is the LINK to Els van de Burgt Studio Technique Friday with Els - Velvet Adhesive Ladybugs YouTube video.
I am ashamed to admit that I have had the sample package of Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Adhesive Sheets for probably over a year, and have never used them. I did not realize how easy they are to die cut and what beautiful items you can create with them. I have to say that after watching this video, I am hooked! I love these velvet adhesive sheets. Thank you Els for the inspiration to use this fun product.
After watching Els video on how to create Velvet Adhesive Ladybugs, I had to give it a try. One thing I changed from the way Els created them, is I used dimensional glue dots under the Ladybug wings instead of clear silicone. I did not have a tube of silicone and wanted to create the dimensional look, and the glue dots worked! I'll explain what I did. In the picture above you can see the glue dots. I did cut off a glue dot, leaving a piece of the paper, they are attached to, long enough so it would cover the glue dot. I used scissors to cut the glue dot down the center -- having the paper on top helps make it easy to cut the glue dot. I place one half of the glue dot on one side of the wing (with the straight edge toward the straight edge of the wing) then the other half on the other wind. I attached a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive, just like Els did in the video, and attached the wings to the black velvet body. I love the feel of the ladybug!
Els showed how you can use the red velvet for the Joset Designs Strawberry too. I found another die I could use the velvet sheets for. I used black and yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets to die cut the Joset Designs Bee. So cute!
Els also has a YouTube Video showing the 21 new Silk Microfine Glitters that will be available soon. Here is the LINK to this video. I have a new favorite color -- it is #647 - Light Brown. I used it on the wings of the Butterfly. I love this color!!!!!
After creating my three "bugs", I designed a card to show them off. I used Susan's Seeds of Thought - All Things of Nature rubber stamp for the sentiment. It was framed using Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Rectangles, and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets.
The die sets used to create the flowers on the card include Susan's Garden Notes Bluebonnet Lupine, Susan's Garden Geranium, and Garden Patch 1-inch & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum die sets. The Leafy Branch die was used for the leaves.
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These products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs: