Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs December Designer Challenge


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for our December 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 ..... 
Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched Inspiration. For our challenge this month use any of the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched nested dies when you create your card or project. There are four different die sets in this collection … squares; rectangles; ovals and circles.


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 Which of the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched die sets would you use on a project and how would you use it.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


For my card today I decided to create a Diorama or Shadow Box card using the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched Circles die set to die cut the centre circles out of the front of the Diorama and the patterned paper on the front of the card.

Here's how I created my card:

Step 1 - 

  • Cut two pieces of red cardstock that measured 4 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches.  Score each panel at 1/2 inch and 2 inches.
  • Using the 4 1/4 inch square from the Dashing Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from patterned paper. 
  • Centre the 3/12 inch circle from the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched Circles and die cut the centre of the square. 
  • Position the square onto the front of one of the red pieces cut earlier and then centre the 3 inch circle from the Garden Notes - Frame It/Stitched Circles in the circle area and die cut.
Step 2 - 
  • Apply adhesive to the tab of what will be the back panel and attach it to the front. 
  • Cut a panel of patterned paper 4 1/2 inch square and adhere to the back of the the inside of the card.
  • Using white cardstock, die cut a snow drift using the Adventure edges die set and adhere to the back over the bottom of the patterned paper.
Step 3 - 
  • Cut two pieces of white cardstock that are 5 1/2 inches x whatever height works for your design.
  • Using the Adventure Edges snow border to die cut both panels. Score each end at 1/2 inch.
  • Adhere the left hand side tabs of both snow drifts to the left hand panel of diorama card.
  • Apply adhesive to the right hand side of both snow drifts and close right hand side panel over the tabs.
  • Apply adhesive to final tab and adhere to the front.
Step 4 -
  • Decorate card as desired. For my card I used the Elf Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies which I adhered to the inside of the diorama. 
  • The North Pole sign was created using the sign from the Igloo die set and the sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set. I die cut the sign from white cardstock and colored using Copic markers.
  • I also added the Happy Holidays Banner to the front of the diorama at the top of the circle.

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


I added two square panels using the Dashing Squares die set to the back of the diorama and added a sentiment and another of the elves. This gives a place for the giver to write a personal message.


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, December 18, 2018

Say What Gift Tags


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's only a week until Christmas day, so today I am  sharing a few gift tags I created to use on a few last minute gifts I need to wrap.

For my gift tags today I used Lawn Fawn's Say What stamp set with coordinating dies. This stamp set contains 4 cute critters to help decorate the tags, for my tags today I used two of the critters.


I created 4 of each tags. The snow at the bottom of each character has glitter on the top of the snow drift. 


On the penguins hat I added White Blizzard Nuvo Drops.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Holly Jolly Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have created a card using the Deck the Halls Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th. I have had this stamp for a while and finally got around to playing with it. I used two differed shades of red and two greens of Distress Oxide inks to stamp the background. 


I have used one of Karen Burniston's older Oval Pull Card die sets for my card base.

The gnome which can also double as Santa is from Picket Fence's A Gnome Winter stamp set. 


When you 'pull' the card it reveals the sentiment which is a sentiment from Kaisercraft.

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Oval Pull Card Die Set - Elizabeth Craft Designs (retired)








Sunday, December 16, 2018

Happy Anniversary


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing an anniversary card I made for my hubby as we are celebrating 46 years of marriage today.

I received my Hero Arts November Card Kit a few weeks ago and made the advent calendar card using all the stamps dies included in the kit. When I was thinking about what to do with the add on stamps/dies I purchased at the same time which can create another version of an advent calendar I decided it might be fun to create a card for an anniversary.


I stamped the Hero Arts Presents background onto white cardstock using VersaMark ink and White Embossing Powder and then used a variety of blue Distress Oxide inks to create an ombre effect to my card.

I then used the coordinating die to die cut the image so that all the presents can open to reveal a message.

I added a few hearts to some of the presents as well as white gel pen and aqua shimmer pen and finally some red Nuvo Drops.


I used a variety of stamps to add messages and images behind each of the present doors, some of the sentiments/images are from the Hero Arts November Kit and the others are just from other stamp sets in my stash.


For the inside of my card I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die to create a pop up card. I also stamped one more present background and colored using Distress Oxide ink. I cut the image in half vertically and attached a piece to either side of the card.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Santa Claus is Coming to Town


Hi Crafty Friends,

It is less then two weeks until Santa pays us all a visit, so as you can see I have another Christmas card to share with you all today.

For the background of my card I white embossed the Simon Says Stamp Mod Tree Background onto white cardstock and then blend various shades of blue distress oxide inks over the cardstock.

Along the bottom of the card I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die to create my snow drifts.


I used Mama Elephant's Little Agenda Trains Clear Stamp set to add the train along the snow. 


For the inside of the card I added the Sizzix Merry Christmas Framelits die and added a couple of images from the stamp set I used on the front.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Gnome Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

As you can see I have another Christmas card to share with you today.

This card uses Simon Says Stamp Holiday Background stamp to create the background of this card. I stamped the background onto red cardstock using VersaMark ink and then embossed using gold embossing powder.

I die cut the background using the large die from Mama Elephant's Framed Tags - Hexastar die set.

To decorate the card I used the Gnome Winter stamp set from Picket Fence Stamps. 

For the sentiment I used Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder die set.

I then used Nuvo Drops in Gloss White and Woodland Green to randomly add dots around the background.


For the inside of my card I replicated the layout on the front, keeping it simple. I added a sentiment from Kaisercraft.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gingerbread Hugs


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  As challenge hostess for the month I continue to issue the challenges.

This is our last challenge for 2018, so everyone can enjoy spending time with family and friends over the Christmas Season. But we will be back in January for more challenges.

Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday (12th December) was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.


For my card today I decided to turn Karen Burniston's Castle Pop-up to a Gingerbread Castle. I die cut all the pieces from brown cardstock and then used a white gel pen to add "icing" around the rocks and bricks.

I layered the castle onto a red circle using the Crosshatch Circles die set to represent a plate. I also die cut 4 gingerbread men from the Winter Charms die set to add to the plate.


Along the top and bottom edges of the card I added a border using the Christmas Wishes Header Fold die set from Tonic Studios.


Seeing I used the Candy Cane Wishes and Gingerbread Hugs sentiment which is an old Penny Black stamp I had in my stash, I added two candy canes on either side of the castle gate.


Here is an overhead shot of my card so you can see the whole card.


For the front of the card I added circles (again for a plate) and then added the Merry Christmas sentiment, gingerbread men and candy canes.

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:



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Christmas Wishes Header Fold Die Set - Tonic Studios
Candy Cane Wishes Stamp - Penny Black



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ho Ho Ho Stencilled Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

As you can see I have another Christmas card to share with you today.

This card uses a Ho Ho Ho Stencil I purchased from Simon Says Stamp earlier in the year. It makes a quick and easy card. I just used inks on my card, but you could just as easily use pastes if you wanted to. But my red paste is all dried up arghhhhh!

This makes a tall card, so I pulled out my Spellbinders long rectangles dies to die cut the layers.

To decorated the card I added some time elves from Mama Elephants Little Elf Agenda stamp set.


For the inside of the card I added an 'elf' themed Christmas sentiment and stamped a few more of the cards randomly around the card.

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Long Classic Rectangles Die Set - Spellbinders
Scalloped Long Rectangles Die Set - Spellbinders
Made by Elves Clear Stamp Set (sentiment) - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps








Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I Love Chillin With You


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our November Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by Sandy Diller who has given us the theme  "Winter or New Years". 

As I wanted to play with a new stencil I purchased recently, I went with the winter part of the challenge to create a Winter themed Christmas card.



To create my card I started by using the Newton's Nook Designs Evergreens stencil to create the trees in the background of the inside of my card. I then masked the trees and blended Distress Inks to the area above the trees. I then splattered white paint over the trees and sky to resemble snow falling. 

Just above the trees I stamped Santa flying in his sleigh in black ink.

To create the pop-up I used Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set to the centre of the card base. 

I then die cut two snowmen and added them to the pop-up panel.


Along the bottom edge of the card, I added a border using the Memory Box Frostyville Border die which was die cut using white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Tape on the front and then covered in Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

I stamped a sentiment which is stamped onto a Crosshatch oval sponging the edge in the same colors used on the sky.


For the front of the card I replicated the trees, snowman, santa and snowbanks that I had used on the inside of the card.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs:



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