Monday, October 31, 2016

Dec 25 Gift Tags


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing some Christmas Gift Tags I created. 

I decorated the tags using the Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way with Words - Dec 25 and A Way with Words - Noel.




Here is a close up of two of my gift tags.





A view of all the tags using the A Way with Words - Dec 25 sentiment




A view of all the tags using the A Way with Words - Noel sentiment


Stamps: Tag You're It - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Twas the Night Before Christmas DP - Graphic 45
Dies: A Way with Words Dec 25; A Way with Words Noel - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Tag You're It; Polka Dot Frame; Framed Greetings - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a few more Christmas Gift Tags I have made. I recently purchased a magazine that had this fun Santa Claus is Coming to Town stamp/die set as a freebie on the front. So I decided to use that to create gift tags.



Here is a close up of my gift tag. The sleigh was die cut using red and gold card and pieced together. The Santa is stamped and cut using my Scan N Cut. Stamping using my MISTI made short work of stamping the sentiment under the sleigh and the To/From on the top of the tag.


Stamps: Sleigh Bells Ring - Simply Cards & Papercraft Freebie; Seasons of Love Tags - Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Gold
Dies: Two Tags Bigz Die - Sizzix; Sleigh Bells Ring - Simply Cards & Papercraft Freebie
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Toad you lately



Hi everyone,

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

In a name.... using your initials make a card using dies/stamps that start with your  letters.

As you can see by the photo above, I have created an accordion card using the Gift Card Accordion and Oval Landscape Accordion die sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My first name is Frances, so I needed to find something starting with the letter "F" ... frogs start with that letter, so it was a great opportunity to play with a stamp set a friend gave me for my birthday back in March. I have been wanting to play with this for ages but hadn't gotten round to it.




I am not sure if I was supposed to use my surname which starts with the letter "B" ... but just in case I did I added bling to all the corner flourishes on the gift card accordion pages.

I was in two minds whether to use the sentiment included in the set, because down here where I live toads are a menace threatening the lives of our native frogs and other wildlife. But as you can see in the end I did :)





Here is a close up of the last two pages of my card.



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


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.
Heidi Green (October Guest Designer)

Stamps: Flirting Frogs - Heartfelt Creations
Paper: White; Light Green; Green; Poppy Seeds DP - K & Company
Dies: Gift Card Accordion; Oval Landscape Accordion; Flourish Gift Frame
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Gold/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, October 28, 2016

Noel Sled Ornament


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I used the Joset Designs Sled and A Way with Words - Noel sentiment to create an ornament which can be used to decorate your tree. The Sled is symmetrical so it was easy to be able to make the ornament double sided. 


After creating the ornament I thought that these would be fun to give to teachers, friends or family as small gifts so a fun way to present those would be on a front of a card, so I also created a quick card to add the sled to. When you remove the sled from my card the card is blank, if you would prefer you could add another sled under the ornament sled so that when the sled is removed you still have a decorated card. 

Here's how I created my project:


1. The Ornament -


Using the Sled die set, die cut the following:

  • (2) Sleds from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) Sled from Kraft Cardstock
  • (2) Sled Triangle Bar from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (2) Sled Long Oval from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (4) Poinsettias from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (4) Leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.

  • Sponge color onto all the White Soft Finish Sled pieces using brushed corduroy distress ink for the sled pieces; festive berries distress ink for the poinsettias and peeled paint distress ink for the leaves.


  • Assemble the sled pieces over the kraft sled for added strength using photo above for guide.
  • Adhere the tiniest Gold/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers over all the nail holes on the sled.
  • Adhere the largest Gold/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to centres of all poinsettias.
2. Die cut the A Way with Words - Noel sentiment from Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. (Tip - when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz using the Metal Adapter plate or Precision Plate)
  • Attach the Noel sentiment to front of the sled.
  • Cut a length of gold cord and thread through the holes in the sled cross piece which will be used to hang the sled ornament.


View of the back of the finished ornament.

3. The Card - 


  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 6 1/4 inches x 7 1/2 inches. Score along the 7 1/2 inch side at 3 3/4 inches, fold to create a 6 1/4 inch x 3 3/4 inch side folding card.
  • Using the largest rectangle from the Postage Stamp Rectangles die set, die cut one rectangle from Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Cut the rectangle in half.
  • Place a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape at the fifth indent as per photo above and join the two pieces together so that the rectangle is now approx 3 1/4 inches wide from point to point of the scallops.

  • Cut a piece of designer paper that measures 2 7/8 inches x 5 1/8 inches. Adhere to the front of the red rectangle and attach to centre of the card.
  • Position the ornament on the front of the card so that it is centred on the decorative panel. Using a pencil make a mark on either side of the centre bar of the sled. 
  • Remove the ornament, open up the card and punch holes on the pencil marks so that the holes go through all layers of the front of the card. 
  • Thread a piece of red ribbon through the holes and tie the ornament to the front of the card.




4. The Inside of the Card - 


  • Using the largest rectangle from the Postage Stamp Rectangles die set, die cut one rectangle from Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Create a skinny rectangle following the directions on how we created a skinny rectangle for the front of the card.
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures  2 7/8 inches x 5 1/8 inches. 
  • Using the "Christmas Greetings" sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set, stamp the sentiment to the centre of the white card using red ink.
  • Layer panels together and adhere to the inside of the card.



  • Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

    Supplies:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs -

    Other -
    Designer Paper - Authentique Classic Christmas Classic Seven 12 x 12 Designer Paper
    Inks - Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; Festive Red Distress Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink
    Gold Cord
    Red Ribbon


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    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Just for Mother's Day


    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for October, continues to issue the challenges. 

    This week we are going to do a ‘recipe’ card. You must use circular and square elements, flower(s), dry embossing, and bling of some sort. Hope you have fun with this one. 

    Fortunately the challenge didn't say I could only use one circle or square element in my card, so I decided to create an accordion card using the Circle Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. The base of each page is a square page with a circle in the middle.




    For the embossing part of the challenge I used the solid edges from the Square with Circle Frame Edges die set and embossed each of the edges then I colored over the embossed area using dark pink ink. For the bling, I used Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers and Pink/Silver Glitter Borders Peel Off Stickers.

    I also added the Doily Edge from the Paris Edges die set.



    I also needed to use flowers on this card, so I grabbed the Zinnias Stamp set from Flourishes. When I think of flowers I think Mother's Day, so decided to make this card for Mother's Day even though it isn't until next May.




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

    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: Zinnias - Flourishes
    Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Purple; DP
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Square with Circle Frame Edges; Paris Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other ECD Products: Swirly Curves Embossing Folder; Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; Pink/Silver Glitter Borders Peel Off Stickers
    Other: Black Ink; Picked Raspberry Distress Ink; White/Glitter Wink of Stencil Brush Pen;  Foam Tape; Copics


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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Rebus - Things that are Orange


    Hi everyone,



    It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
    "Things that are Orange"


    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 July Rebus which was "Songs Sung by Elvis Presley " .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


    1. Heartbreak Hotel
    2. In the Ghetto
    3. Are You Lonesome Tonight
    4. Clambake
    5. All Shook Up
    6. Love Me Tender
    7. Jailhouse Rock
    8. Crying in the Chapel


    You can find all my past rebus cards here.




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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas


    Hi everyone,

    It's only two months today until Christmas so today I am sharing a Christmas card I created recently. This is the same layout as a birthday card I shared on Sunday. This time round rather than using the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday die I used the Grand Merry Christmas  die.

    To decorate my card I used the owl from the Stampendous Winter Friends stamp set.



    For the inside of my card I used a Christmas sentiment which I stamped using red ink.


    Stamps: Winter Friends - Stampendous; Season's Gifts - Penny Black
    Paper: White; Red; Green; Trim the Tree DP - Stampin' Up
    Dies: Grand Merry Christmas - Memory Box
    Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Scan N Cut; Corner Rounder; Foam Tape; Copics




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    Monday, October 24, 2016

    October 2016 Pop It Ups Designer Challenge #2


    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to our second Pop It Ups Designer Challenge for October. This time round our challenge was set by Summer Hills-Painter who gave us the theme ...  "Boy oh Boy!" - think rough and tumble, boys will be boys, masculine or manly - no girls allowed! 

    Of course after Karen posted her tutorial back at the end of September on how to convert the Twist Circle Pop Up to a Twist Circle Panel Card I went a little mad and made quite a few of this style card ... this was one of them which I decided to keep for this challenge seeing it fitted the theme. You can find Karen tutorial here.



    To decorate my card I used the Western Edges and the Props 6 die sets. The horse border and barb wire border are both inlaid into the designer paper I used so as not to catch on the panels when they fold down into the card.

    The designer paper is from the Through the Lens - Wood paper pack.

    The sentiments on the panels come from three different stamp sets ... Homegrown Greetings; Cocoa Western and the Occasions Clear Stamp sets. 



    For the front of the card I used the same paper as on the inside from the Through the Lens - Wood paper pack.

    I used the Mountain Border and Horse Border from the Western Edges die set and die cut around them using the largest label in the Labels & Circles die set.  I cut another label from off white card and layered the two together.




    Here is a closer look at my card as it is starting to close.



    And one final photo as it is closing. You can see how the panel accordion folds together in the closed position.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (now online only).

    Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Tuesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


    Stamps: Occasions; Homegrown Greetings; Cocoa Western Clear Stamp Sets - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Paper: Off White; Brown; Red; Through the Lens Wood Designer Paper Pack - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Dies: Twist Circle Pop Up; Western Edges; Labels & Circles; Props 6 ; Fence Pop Stand Card (Grass) - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
    Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; Foam Tape



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    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Happy Birthday


    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing a birthday card which I have created using the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday die. 

    I decorated the card using the bear from the Stampendous Woodland Friends stamp set.



    On the inside of the card I added a bear/birthday sentiment that I have had in my stash for years.


    Stamps: Woodland Friends - Stampendous; Beary Birthday - Fern Gully
    Paper: White; Orange; Blue; Snake Skin DP - Bella Blvd
    Dies: Grand Happy Birthday - Memory Box; Woodland Friends - Stampendous
    Other: Black Ink; Corner Rounder; Foam Tape; Copics




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    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Just Bee-Cause



    Hi everyone,

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

    This time round, Caz has given us a Bees and Bugs challenge – include bees or bugs on your card this week



    For my card I decided to create a pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    To decorate my card I used the Bee and Beehive die sets from the Joset Design range of dies also available from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


    I added Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to create a "bee trail". The sentiments are from the Bee Sentiments Clear Stamp set.



    One of the things I love about Pivot cards is that it doesn't matter whether you look at the front, inside or back of the card there is always something of interest to see :). This is the back view of my card.


    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.
    Heidi Green (October Guest Designer)


    Stamps: Bees Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Paper: White; Yellow; Black; Thumbo DP - FabScraps
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Beehive; Bee - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape




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    Friday, October 21, 2016

    Merry Christmas Owl



    Hi everyone,

    I have a Christmas card to share with you today.

    The Pull Card Edges designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs are great to use to decorate cards beside just using with the Pull Cards. Today I have used the Oval Border die from the set to die cut the red polka dot designer paper and a piece of black card and then offset the black piece under the designer paper piece.

    To decorate my card I used the owl from the Stampendous Winter Friends stamp set.

    The sentiment at the bottom of the card is from the Holiday Clear Stamp set. I also added three Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.




    For the inside of the card I used the negative part of the Oval Border die from the Pull Card Edges die set. I added a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

    Stamps: Winter Friends - Stampendous; Holiday Clear Stamps; Winter Sentiments Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Paper: White; Black; Sailing Cards DP - Carta Bella
    Dies: Pull Card Edges  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink;  Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers - ECD; Foam Tape; Copics












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