Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs September Designer Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's time for our September Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog today where you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

Our challenge this month we are featuring the new dies which have been released recently using any theme we want. We could also mix and match dies from previous releases.



For my card this time around I decided to create a Stand Up Card featuring the new Poinsettia die and the Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles set together with the Sprig with Berries and Season's Greetings Stand Up Helper dies. 

For the Poinsettia's I die cut the solid flower from red card which has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covered the adhesive with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter.  For the decorative overlay I die cut this from Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and the centre part from Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

The sentiment inside the curvy frame on the base of the card is from the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set designed by Karen Burniston.



Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I have added shading to the leaves and Sprig using the PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2.


That's it from me today, thanks for visiting my blog. To see what the other designers created for this challenge don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post which goes live 8AM MT.


Stamps: Merry & Bright Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; DP
Dies: Poinsettia; Sprig with Berries; Season's Greetings Stand Up Helper; Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles - - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: True Red Silk Microfine Glitter; Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz; Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz; PanPastel Flower Coloring Kit 2


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How Do I Take My Coffee?


Hi everyone,

It's our Riley and Company Design Team challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Monica.

Today is National Coffee Day, so for our challenge this week Monica has asked us to make coffee themed cards.

For my card today I have used Riley and Company's Midge with Coffee

I have created a Pull Card using the Spiral Circle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



On the inside of my card I have used the "How Do I Take My Coffee" stamp which I have split between the two circles. 



Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:


Heather Bolli
Joy Stagg
Kelly Santi
Kendra DeCota
Monica Taylor
Sandye Curry


Stamps: Midge with Coffee; How Do I Take My Coffee -  Riley and Company
Paper: Cream; Mustard; Rust; DP - Little Yellow Bicycle
Dies: Circle Spiral Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Friends


Hi everyone,

I have another card today using one of the new Funny Bones sentiments which were recently released by Riley and Company. 

For my card today I used Mary & Marty along with the new Friends are Therapists Funny Bones sentiment. 

As you can see I created an Accordion card using the new Gift Card Accordion die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This die will be released late October.


Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Stamps: Friends are Therapists; Marty & Mary - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Brown; Animal Antics DP - First Edition Paper
Dies: Gift Card Accordion; Flourish Gift Frame - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Genie


Hi everyone,

Riley and Company has recently released 30 new Funny Bones sentiments

For my card today I have used the new Genie Funny Bones sentiment along with the  Jeanie Riley Clear Stamp set.



One the inside of my card I added the last two lines of the Genie sentiment that I used on the front of the card. I also added a Credit Card image which is a stamp I have had for years.


Stamps: Genie Funny Bones Sentiment; Jeanie Riley Clear Set - Riley and Company; Credit Card - CC Rubber Stamps
Paper: White;  Teal, Family Is DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: MFT Die-namics Blueprints 15; Circle Stax
Other: Black Ink;  Foam Tape; Copics



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Rebus - Things Found in a Hardware Store


Hi everyone,

It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Things found in a Hardware Store". 


If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


How did you go working out my August Rebus which was Names starting with the Letter 'F' .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Frances
  2. Faye
  3. Freeman
  4. Fatima
  5. Farley
  6. Finn
  7. Fiona
  8. Felicity
  9. Frank
  10. Fairfax

You can find all my past rebus cards here.




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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Level Up


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with the "Crazies" over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Raquel Mason our challenge hostess for September finishes off the month with one last challenge.

September’s Birthstone is the sapphire.  Show me the blue!  Make blue the most prominent color of your card.

When I was going through my designer papers I have in my stash looking for some blue paper to use for my card for this challenge, I came across this space invader themed paper. This reminded me that I had the Game Controller dies and stamp set from MFT Stamps which I hadn't used yet, so I figured it was time to use them.



I created a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I added two of the small Game Controllers from the die set and attached them to the top and bottom corners of my card. On the blue rectangle piece underneath the sentiment I added a few more dots so it would also resemble controls.



Here is another view of my card so you can see the Pop Up portion of the card.



On the front of my card I added the large Game Controller and a sentiment. On all the colored controls of the Game Controllers I applied Glossy Accents.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Fran Sabad (September Guest Designer



Stamps: CS Level Up - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Game Time DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Game Controller - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Glossy Accents; Black Hemp Cord; Foam Tape



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Friday, September 25, 2015

Merry Christmas


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the new Gift Card Accordion and Flourish Gift Frame designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. These dies will be available in late October. For my card today I decided not to include a gift card but to use it as a normal accordion card.

On the left hand panel I used the Christmas Candlelight stamp from Elizabeth Craft Designs newest designer, Petroschi Designs by Bianca. This has been stamped and colored using ECD's new Soft Color Cardstock which comes in two weights ... 85lb and 100lb. I love the feel and the finished effect this cardstock gives you. 

On the right hand panel I used the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set also designed by Karen Burniston.


Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Stamps: Christmas Candlelight - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: Soft Finish Cardstock 85 lb - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Red; Green
Dies: Gift Card Accordion; Flourish Gift Frame - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Green Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cherry on Top!



Hi everyone,


It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lois Bak our challenge hostess finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Apparently today is National Cherries Jubilee Day, so for our challenge this week Lois has requested that we make a card featuring cherries; or, if you don’t have any cherries, use any fruit.


I love when a cherries finally makes me use a stamp set I have had for sometime and that is exactly what happened when I went looking to see if I had any stamps with cherries (I am sure I have a few!). 

Anyway while looking through my stamps I found this Inky Antics stamp set which can be used with Bee Paper (or Honeycomb Paper) another thing I haven't used for sometime.



As you can see I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I am not sure if that is cherries on my designer paper, but I figured it looked a little like it so if it wasn't it is now haha!


When you pull the card open, it reveals the bee paper cupcake and the bird holding the cherry which is on a spinner.


 Elizabeth Craft Designs wants to wish you a 'Happy Fall', so we are offering FREE shipping on all Karen Burniston Pop it Ups purchases of over $50 on our website. This offer is available to the first 50 people only, so hurry!
When you get to the checkout with your $50 or more of Pop it Ups purchases, just enter the code HAPPYFALL2015  to receive free shipping for your order.

Please note: To receive free postage on orders to Australia your order needs to be for purchases over $150

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:






Stamps: Cupcake Birdy - Inky Antics
Paper: White; Pink; Red; Chirp DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; Merry Christmas Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Mini Scallop Border - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Brown Honeycomb Paper; Pink Honeycomb Paper; Foam Tape; Copics




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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Best Wishes


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another card I created using the new range of stamps designed by Petroschi Designs by Bianca for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

This time around I used one of the Hedgehogs from Hedgehog Daisy All Seasons stamp set.

I have also used the new Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles from Elizabeth Craft Designs. 



For the inside of my card I added a couple more frames from the Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles die set. I added the Quietfire Best Wishes which I die cut in both white and black so I could create a shadow effect.


Stamps: Hedgehogs -  designed by Bianca Petroschi for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Black; Bright Pink; Dots & Stripes DP - Echo Park
Dies: Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles; Quietfire Best Wishes - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hello, Friend


It's our Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team challenge time again over on the Cornish Heritage Farms blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Me!


For our challenge this week we are to create a card with a friendship theme.

For my card I used Cornish Heritage Farms Flower Jar Digital Stamp and Friend Expressions Stamp set

To create the background on my card I blended Pickled Raspberry and Twisted Citron Distress Inks onto white card and then embossed with the new We R Memory Keepers Woven Embossing Folder.



For the inside of my card I added another sentiment from the Friend Expressions Stamp set and also stamped just the flowers from the Flower Jar image to the bottom of the card.



Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.




Stamps: Flower in Jar Digital Stamp; Friend Expressions - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Green
Dies: Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink; Twisted Citron Distress Ink; Woven Embossing Folder - We R Memory Keepers; Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics



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Monday, September 21, 2015

A Gift for You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card made using three of the new dies designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The dies I have used the new Gift Card Accordion, Flourish Gift Frame and Lucky the Rabbit. These dies will be available for purchase late October.

The Gift Card Accordion allows you to be able to include a gift card. The die set also includes the gift for you sentiment die and rectangle dies for layering and also to cover up the gift card slots so you can use it as a normal accordion card

The inspiration of my color combo used on this card come from the iTune Gift Card I included in the card.



I used Lucky the Rabbit to decorate my card die cutting him from Beige, Pink and White Velvet Adhesive Sheet.

As I was including an iTunes gift card on this card I though Lucky needed to be holding an iPod which I created using the Rectangle Pull Card (the inside of the postage frame, trimmed narrower); Tag Pivot Card (the circle). The square was hand cut.


Stamps: Home Grown Greetings - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Purple; Teal
Dies: Gift Card Accordion; Flourish Gift Frame; Tag Pivot Card; Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Beige Velvet Adhesive Sheet; Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet; White Velvet Adhesive Sheet
Other: Black Ink; White Hemp Cord; Foam Tape




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Sunday, September 20, 2015

May Your Merry Be Very!



Hi everyone,


My card today is for a challenge I am doing with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies. So we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.

This time round to keep the challenge was to create a card with a Christmas theme.  We could use any of the products that we had purchased on our latest shopping trip. I am not sure I got much as I already had the new Pop It Ups dies and I had purchased the Forest Friends stamp set a week or two before. So I just selected some products that I knew they had brought instead.




As you can see I created a Pop Up Card using the Merry Christmas Pop Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. One of the things I love about Karen's dies is the ability to place the dies anywhere on the fold like you want. For my card today I placed the pop up on the right hand side of the card so I had room to place the deer next to it. 

At the top and bottom edges of my card I added a snowflake border die.



Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little easier.



Here is the front of my card. I used the same designer paper I used on the inside and added snow using the Outdoor Edges die set and a snowflake border. I also added a sentiment, I used the fishtail flag from the Lorna Label Pop Up card.

Stamps: Forest Friends - Stampendous; Seasonal Sentiments - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Bundled Up DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Merry Christmas Pop Up Card; Lorna Label Pop Up Card; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Frostyville Border - Memory Box
Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink; White Embossing Powder; Foam Tape; Copics


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Shiver Me Timbers


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Raquel Mason, the challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.


Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our Sketch Challenge. I hope you have fun playing with this layout.



Today is also "Talk Like A Pirate Day", so seeing I have heaps of pirate stamps I figured I just had to pull out a few of them to create my card this week.

The pirate on the front of my card is from Magnolia Stamps. To embellish the front of the card I added a couple of skull and crossbones from CC Designs.


For the inside of my card I created a Pop Up Card using the Lots of Pops Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

I added another couple of pirate themed Magnolia stamps. I added a speech bubble to the top of my card and added a pirate themed birthday sentiment.



Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of the card a little easier.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Captain Edwin; Pirate Edwin; Barrel, Skull & Anchor - Magnolia Stamps; Arggh Piratey - The Cat's Pajamas; Pirate Polly - Paper Pretties; Quotables - Paper Smooches
Paper: White; Black; DP - Sandy Lion
Dies: Lots of Pops Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Skull & Bones - CC Designs; Say What? - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, September 18, 2015

Hello

Hi everyone,
It's my turn to post a project over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Today I have created a card which you could use for just about any occasion, using the new Flower Cluster 2; Small Butterfly and the Quietfire Hello  dies. For the Flower Cluster, I have used the inlay die cut technique.
Here’s how I created my card:
  1. Cut a piece of pink striped designer paper 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches. Die cut the Flower Cluster 2 in the lower left hand corner of the designer paper (white on the step by step photos above).Be careful not to lose the pieces of designer paper that would go between the flowers.
  • Layer the designer paper onto a piece of black cardstock 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches.
  • Attach a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to a scrap of black card large enough to fit the Flower Cluster 2 die. Die cut. Remove all the petals etc so you just have the flower outline and adhere into the negative space on the designer paper.
  • Insert the pieces of designer paper that go in between each of the flowers which we saved when we die cut the flower cluster from the designer paper.
  • Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of bright pink and pale pink card stock large enough to fit the Flower Cluster 2 die. Die cut the Flower Cluster 2 from each piece of card being careful to keep petals and centres in place when removing from die. Inlay the petals onto the designer paper panel so that you have 3 bright pink flowers and 3 pale pink flowers (refer to finished card for positioning).
  • Add Gold / Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the black circles that remain around the Flower Cluster image.
2.  Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of black and bright pink card stock that is large enough to die cut the Quietfire “Hello”.
  • Adhere the black “Hello” to the top right hand corner of the card and then layer the bright pink Hello over the top of the black Hello so that you see a black shadow underneath.
3. Using the Small Butterfly die, die cut the following:
  • 1 Antenna from black card
  • 1 Butterfly wings overlay from white card that has been covered on the front with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive.
  • 1 Butterfly Wings Solid from Pale Pink Shimmer Sheetz.
Remove the Adhesive Tape from the front of the Butterfly Wings Overlay and attach the black antenna to the centre. Cover the remaining adhesive tape with Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter, remove excess and polish with your finger.
Adhere to the Shimmer Sheetz Butterfly solid image and attach to the lower right hand corner of the card using foam tape.
4. Adhere the designer paper panel to a folded white card that measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches using foam tape.

5. The inside of the card:
  • Adhere the Flower Cluster 2 Outline which was left over after inlaying the flowers on the front of the card to the lower left hand corner of the card.
  • Using black ink stamp the sentiment to the card as per photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1055 Quietfire “Hello”
1072 Small Butterfly
1069 Flower Cluster 2
RS007 The Butterfly is Proof Rubber Stamp
0105 Light Pink Shimmer Sheetz
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
616 Peony Pink Silk Microfine Glitter
7018 Gold/Silver Glitter Dots Peel-Off Stickers
 
Other:
Cardstock: white, black, pale pink, bright pink
Designer Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio Hootie 6″ x 6″ Paper Pad
Foam Tape
Black Ink



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