Friday, June 22, 2018

Happy 4th of July Shaker Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. With the 4th of July being less then 2 weeks away, I thought I would create a shaker card to celebrate the occasion. 

Now of course living in Australia I don't actually celebrate the day, but I had fun playing with a number of the new die sets which included the 4th of July & Frame It/Stitched Rectangle die sets.

Here is how I created my card:


Step 1 - 
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches, score and fold along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches to create a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 
  • Adhere to the centre of the folded blue card.

Step 2 - 
  • Starting with blue cardstock, centre the third largest rectangle from the Garden Notes - Frame it Stitched Rectangles die set into the largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Die cut frame.
  • Remove the inner rectangle die from the two dies and replace with the next smaller rectangle from the die set and die cut a piece of white cardstock.
  • Repeat this process each time using a smaller rectangle and die cut a piece of red cardstock and then another piece of blue cardstock.

  • Layer all rectangles together, so you have the larger blue frame at the top and finishing with the smallest blue frame at the bottom.
  • Using the solid star from the Summer Fun Sentiment set, stamp around the large blue frame only using VersaMark Ink.
Step 3 -
  • Place the frame over the folded card and mark around the opening in the centre of the frame onto the white cardstock on the front of the folded card.
  • Remove the frame and stamp the sentiment "Happy 4th of July" to the centre of the white cardstock using black ink.
Step 4 - 
  • Add foam tape all around the front of the base card so that the foam tape is slightly in from the mark placed on the white card in step 3. 
  • Using the two star decorative pieces from the 4th of July die set, die cut stars from red, white and blue cardstock. (I die cut each color 4 times to get enough stars).
  • Place all the stars in the centre of the base card. Carefully remove protective backing from foam tape.
  • Add acetate to the back of the opening of the red, white and blue frame created in step 2 and adhere to the foam tape on the front of the card.
Step 5 - 
  • Die cut two large star bursts from the 4th of July die set from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Remove protective backing and cover the adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter with your finger to bring out the maximum shine of the glitter.
  • Die cut the hat and two fireworks from the 4th of July die set from red, white and blue cardstock. Assemble images.
  • Adhere silver starbursts, hat and fireworks to opposite corners of the card.

Step 6 - Inside of Card:
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from red cardstock.
  • Using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from white cardstock.
  • Die cut the word "Celebrate" from the Words 1 - Celebration die set from red cardstock and adhere to the top centre of card as per photo above.
  • Using the Blackboard Alphabet die set, die cut the letters U S A from blue cardstock and adhere to the bottom left hand corner of card.
  • Die cut the American flag from the 4th of July die set, assemble and adhere to the bottom right hand corner of card.
  • Adhere panel to inside of card.


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.



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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Have A Sublime Birthday


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Joanne tells us that the ocean is her favorite place ... and her annual trip to Maine is sacred. So, in honour of that, our challenge this week is to create a card inspired by the ocean or beaches.



Here is a quick video showing my card in action
I finally received my Lawn Fawn order from the May release, so I wanted to use the other accessories that went with the Reveal Wheel card and as I also had ordered the You Are Sublime stamp set it was easy to decide what to use on my card.

For the background of my card I die cut the sand and waves on my background and then used used Distress Oxides to color the background.


For the inside of the card I added a sandy bottom to the base of my card and added another sentiment from the stamp set.

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:





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs June Designer Challenge


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for our June Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designers created for the challenge. 

Our challenge this month is ..... 
Hexagon Inspiration- There are so many fun ways to include Hexagons on our projects. Use either or both the new Fitted Hexagons or Stitched Hexagons die sets in some way when you create your card/scrapbook layout or 3D items.


For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies. 

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 22nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


For my card today I used the Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagons to create an Easel Card. 

I used the largest hexagon from the Stitched Hexagon die set to create the Easel Card base. The largest hexagon from the Fitted Hexagons was used to create the layers of this card.

To create the background on the main panel I sponged on Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed with water using a Distress Sprayer.

Along the bottom of the main panel I added "sand" by die cutting an oval from the Stitched Ovals die set from white cardstock, this was sponged using Shea Butter Catherine Pooler Ink. This was also used to sponge the panel on the base of the card.


To decorate my card I used the Flamingos and Tropical Florals die sets along with the Beach Sentiments Clear Stamp set.


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


I hope you enjoyed my project today. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

For You ... I Really Like You


Hi Crafty Friends,

For my card today I have been playing with the new Concord & 9th Retro Petals Stencil set and coordinating stamp set.

This stencil is similar to their turnabout stamps, where you have to keep turning the stencil to apply a different color of ink to create your petals. There are three stencils in the set, one includes different options to add to the empty space between the petals.


I choice masculine colors for my card, as I had planned to make a masculine card, but then I added all the bling to the centre of the petals, so I guess now it can be either.

I added sentiments from the coordinating Retro Petals stamp set to add to the card.


For the inside of the card, I used the same die as I used on the front of the card and added the left over decorated card. I also added a couple more sentiments from the stamp set.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Dance Shadow Box


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Shadow Box I created using the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box die set and the new Shadow Box Theater Add-On I got recently. 

To decorate my card I used the cute Sunny Studio's Tiny Dancers stamp set. This card is lots of fun, but it is really a hard one to take photos off and do the card justice.


Here is a side on view of the shadow box, so you can see a few more of the cute tiny dancers.


One more side view of my card so you can see the little scene inside the shadow box.


And finally the back of the card where I have added a sentiment.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Baby Girl Arrow Fold Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created using a new style of fancy fold .... this one is called Arrow Fold Card. You can find how to create this style of card here


To decorate my card I used dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. All of the dies on this card except for the alphabet I used for the word "GIRL" are from the A Way With Words ranges of dies. I used baby from "Baby Love"; the onesie is from a new die set called "Little Ones".



Here is a side on view of the front of my card.


For the inside of the card I used the A Way With Words - Congrats die set and the star at the bottom of the sentiment is from the new A Way With Words Flourished Night Sky die set. I love how the flourish of the star works with the flourish of the Congrats sentiment.

The Alphabet is a new one which was released in May from Joset Designs called Blackboard Numbers.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ladybug Hugs


Hi Crafty Friends,

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

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.



For my card today I decided to pull out a new Honey Bee Designs stamp set I got recently called Little Ladies. As you can see I went with a red and black theme for this card.


For the inside of the card I used Karen Burniston's Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set to create a pop up card. For this card I only used the one pop up arm on the left side of the card which holds the branch in place. 

I added more ladybugs to the branch and also around the card.

For the sentiment I used another Honey Bee Stamps stamp set and the labels from the Katherine Labels Pop-up die set



Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


Here is a side view of my card so you can see the placement of the pop-up arm and how the bug and branch are attached to it.


One more photo, this time from overhead so you can see the ladybug in the lower right hand corner near the fold of the 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.


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Wool Always Be Friends


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another Reveal Wheel card to share with you that I made recently using Lawn Fawn's Reveal Wheel die set and Sugar Pea Designs Barn to be Wild Clear Stamp set.


Here is a quick video showing my card in actions.


This card was a lot easier to make then the first one I made a week or two ago, as I knew what I was doing this time. 

I did use the word "herd" to describe a group of sheep ... to me it is a flock of sheep, but when I googled this it can also be a herd, so that helped fill in two of the spaces I needed to have a sentiment for on the wheel. That is the hardest part of this card, finding sentiments that go with the theme and fit in the space.


For the inside of the card, I continued with the farm scene with the images and added a couple of sentiments from the stamp set.


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