Sunday, February 17, 2019

Elegant Easter Egg Shaped Card

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a super fun shaped egg card for Easter. Elizabeth Craft Designs have a new Elegant Easter Egg Large die. It is a solid die with a design die. Below I will show you how to create a shaped egg card.


Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish 110lbs Cardstock to 11 1/2" x 4 1/4", score at 5 1/2" and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card.

Step 2 - Diecut Elegant Easter Egg Large (solid) by off setting the top of the die at the top where the fold is on the cardstock. This will diecut but leave the top uncut. See photos below.





Step 3 - Diecut Elegant Easter Egg Large (solid) using White Soft Finish 110lbs Cardstock. Using a Picket Fence Life Changing Brush apply Seedless Preserves, Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade randomly. Once completely inked Diecut Elegant Easter Egg Large (design). Adhere to top of card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 - Stamp Spring Sentiments using Versamark on Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder, remove excess powder then heat set with a heat tool.

Step 5 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner Die to sentiment created in Step 4. To get both ends fishtailed turn the diecut around and find the grooves from the first diecut. Use Painters Tape to secure before diecutting. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 6 - Optional - For added interest adhere some of the negative pieces created from the diecut created from Step 3 to the inside of the card. Adhere using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.




I hope you enjoyed this easy trick to getting a non traditional shaped card. Below is a link to the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Sending Warm And Feathered Hugs

Hi Everyone,
I haven't made many winter cards this season with the exception of holidays cards. So today I sharing a card I made with the Warm & Feathered Hugs Stamp set. Below is the steps used to create this card.



Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ink Mini Cloud Edges stencil on the cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink with an mini ink blending tool to create the clouds. Stop a little more than halfway down. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 3 - Diecut Stitched Hillside Borders using White Cardstock x 2. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 - Stamp Warm & Feathered Hugs image using Gina K Amalgam Ink (This is an alcohol marker friendly ink) & Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue Ink for the trees. Color image using Alcohol Markers. I used Winsor & Newton Promarkers. Yes I'm old school. LOL. Diecut matching images. Adhere the image using Foam Tape and the trees using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 5 - Stamp Warm & Feathered Hugs sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Steel Blue Ink to the bottom of the card.

Step 6 - For added interest add Sequins using a Crystal Katana and adhere using Collage Medium.







This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. To receive $5 off your order at Simon Says Stamp use Promo Code: CNFF99. It's good until March 1, 2019. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Simon Says Stamp And Case This Sketch 307

Hi Everyone,
Today I found myself looking at YouTube Videos and my stash, going back and forth and felt in a slump. Once in a while this happens. Then it hit me and I headed on over to the Case This Sketch Challenge Blog. Whenever I need some inspiration when nothing else is inspiring me a great sketch always helps me out. What I love about Case This Sketch is that it is for Clean and Simple cards and this is not normally my style and yet every card I made using their sketches I have been so happy with the results. Below you will find the steps how I created this card.



Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card (A2).

Step 2 - Trim Black Cardstock to 1 3/8" x 4 1/4" and adhere to bottom of card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 3 - Stamp Modern Rose Blooms on White Cardstock using SSS Cobblestone Ink. Trim to 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" and adhere to bottom of card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 - Stamp Take Heart sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink above the border towards the left side.

Step 5 - Diecut Heart Wafer using Black Cardstock for shadow die and White Cardstock for sentiment die. Adhere sentiment diecut to shadow diecut using Collage Medium. Adhere to card using Collage Medium.

Step 6 - Stamp Take Heart (Hummingbird) on White Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. Color in the Humingbird with medium of your choice. I used Alcohol Markers. Fussy cut the image and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 - For added interest adhere Crystal Nuvo Drops Morning Dew.




I hope you enjoyed today's card. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment, colors and image. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sending Some Love

Hi Everyone,
By now you've seen the new release from Elizabeth Craft Designs by Joset Designs. Her character dies are just awesome. The Monkey, Lion & Tiger, Zebra, Giraffe and Little Chick have joined the collection. So I thought the Monkey would be a fun way to share some love. Below you will find the instructions to create your own card.


Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim Patterned Paper to 4" x 5 1/4". Diecut Entwined Hearts using the Patterned Paper. Adhere the outer negative piece to the front of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Diecut Entwined Hearts using Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue leaving a small area on the upper left side without glue. This will allow you to entwine the monkey tail so it looks like its hanging on.

Step 3 - Diecut Monkey using colored cardstock or ink it yourself. I used Distress Oxide Inks on scrap pieces of cardstock (Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain with a Picket Fence Life Changing Brush). Assemble the Monkey using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 - Diecut Balloons (Heart) using Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Stamp Safari Sayings to the Heart Balloon diecut using Versamark Ink. (I masked part of the sentiment so I could stamp I love you. Remember to remove the mask after inking.) Sprinkle White Embossing Powder, remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere Monkey created from Step 3 using Kids Choice Glue.







I hope you enjoyed today's card. It was super easy to put together and took no time at all. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

New Release by Joset Designs From Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited to announce that Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new release from Joset Designs. More Character Dies!!! And they are sooooooooooooooo adorable. It's Safari themed. There is a Monkey, Giraffe, Lion and Tiger, Zebra, Trees, Jungle Leaves, Jeep and some other Accessories. You will absolutely want them all. My card is using the Monkey and Giraffe with a scene created by the Adventures Edges 2. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.


Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Diecut Adventures Edges (the scalloped one) on scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil. Using ink of your choice (I used Distress Oxide) apply using an ink applicator to create the clouds. On the bottom of the cardstock ink in brown or green to create the ground.

Step 3 - Diecut Adventures Edges with colored cardstock or ink yourself in green the bush die. Adhere to the background created from Step 2 using Kid's Choice Glue. 

Step 3 - Diecut Adventure Edges with colored cardstock or ink yourself in brown the fence. Adhere to the background created from Step 2 using Foam Tape for added dimension.

Step 4 - Diecut Jungle Leaves with colored cardstock or ink yourself in green. Adhere to card using Kid's Choice Glue. Leave a section without glue so you can have the monkey's tail hanging off.

Step 5 - Diecut Monkey, Giraffe and bananas with colored cardstock or ink yourself. Assemble and adhere to background using Foam Tape.

Step 6 - Stamp Safari Saying sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the Upper Right corner.

Step 7 - Adhere the entire panel to the front of the card using Kid's Choice Glue.







I hope you enjoyed today's card. I will have many examples coming soon so be sure to come back but for now here are some sneak peaks of some of them.  


Below is a link to all the products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day. See you again soon.


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Case This Sketch Challenge 303

Hi Everyone,
Today I have the pleasure to be a Guest Designer at Case This Sketch Challenge Blog. I stumbled on this Challenge Blog several years ago and I love how it pushes me outside of my comfort zone as I am not normally a Clean and Simple cardmaker. Below is Sketch #303 I was asked to work with.



Here is my take on the sketch. Finished card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" folded (A2)


Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles using White Cardstock. Add painters tape to form a small rectangle. Apply Distress Oxide Inks using an ink applicator starting with Antique Linen, Tattered Rose and Seedless Preserves. Remove the painters tape.

Step 3 - Stamp sentiment using Versamark Ink to the inside of the inked rectangle created in Step 2. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder, remove the excess and heat se it with a heat tool. Adhere the panel to the card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive Glue.

Step 4 - Diecut Double Stitched Circles using White Cardstock. Adhere to card using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive Glue.

Step 5 - On a scrap piece of White Cardstock apply Distress Oxide Ink in the same colors used from Step 2. Diecut Small Butterfly (White cardstock to the pattern die and the inked cardstock to the solid die & the die with the antenna) Assemble the pieces and adhere to the circle using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive Glue.

Step 6 - For added interest and sparkle apply Crystal Nuvo Drops Morning Dew.







I hope you enjoyed today's card. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the image, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs December Challenge Garden Notes Frame It

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back to the last Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge for 2018. The DT challenge this month is to use the Garden Notes - Frame It Stitched nested dies on a card or project.

But before we start for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate answer this question here in the comments section. Which of the Garden Notes - Frame It Stitched Dieset would you use on a project and how would you use it?  Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.


Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 - Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Spray Distress Resist to the cardstock. Let dry. Apply Distress Oxide directly to cardstock using an ink applicator. I used Faded Jeans, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio.

Step 3 - Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles using the background created from Step 2. Adhere the outer diecut using foam tape and the inner using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 - Using an ink applicator color White Soft Finish Cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink Bundled Sage. Diecut Garden Notes Phalanopsis (Moth Orchid) using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the flowers and the Green created for the leaves and stem. Using PanPastel use the yellow/green color to highlight the flowers. Using a fine tip marker in order at dots to the center of the flower. Assemble the flowers, leaves and stem using Susan's Garden 4pcs all metal tool set and Kid's Choice Glue. Once assembled adhere to the inside frame using Kid's Choice Glue.

Step 5 - Stamp Love Sentiment using Versamark on black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a heat tool. Trim the sentiment and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.




I hope you enjoyed the last DT Challenge for 2018. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the colors, flowers and sentiment. Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! See you again in 2019 for the next DT Challenge.

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