Monday, May 11, 2015

Clown Around

Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  A couple of weeks ago, I was playing with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Ice Cream Cone die set and started thinking if there was anything else other than ice cream I could use this set for, I love when dies can be used for things other than what they were intended.  It came to me that the cone from this set would work well for a clowns hat, so I stopped everything to make up my clown face. The clown does use various dies from 6 different die sets.

Here is how I created my card:

The Clown:

1.  Die cut the following pieces shown below. To make assembling this clown easier,  adhere a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to your cardstock before you die cut your pieces:
  • From the Ice Cream Cone die, cut 1  cone from yellow cardstock.
  • From the Circle Accordion Card set, cut 1 small circle from white cardstock.
  • From the Four Bows die set, cut 1 solid bow from purple cardstock and 1 spotted bow from bright blue cardstock.
  • From the Hoppy the Frog die set, cut 1 frog mouth and 1 frog eye from red cardstock.
  • From the Flower Set 1 die set,  cut 1 stamen from green cardstock.
  • From the Hay There Pop Stand Card die, cut 3 small hays from orange cardstock.

2. Assemble Clown using the photo above for placement. Adhere googly eyes to the clowns face. (If you don't have googly eyes, you can use any of the eyes from the character die sets). Place double sided tape to the back of the clown and set aside.

3. Cut a piece of red cardstock 8 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Score along the long side at 4 1/4 inches and fold. Unfold card and line up the main die from the Rectangle Pull Card die set so the centre lugs are lined up on the fold line and the rectangle frame is centred on the card. Run through die cutting machine.

4. Cut a piece of designer paper 2 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches and another piece 1 inch x 5 3/4 inches. Cut 2 pieces of yellow cardstock 1 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Adhere the yellow cardstock to the back of the designer paper so that approx 1/8 inch is showing from one edge. Attach designer paper to the left and right edges of card as per photo above.

5. Use the large rectangle from the Rectangle Pull Card die set to cut out 2 rectangles from white cardstock. Attach one rectangle to the from of card using foam tape. The remaining rectangle is adhered to the right side of the inside side portion of the card so it is hidden when the card is closed.

6. Adhere the clown to the front of card as per photo.

7. Adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive tape to the back of blue and yellow cardstock which measure 2 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches. Use the Alphabet 1 - Caps die set to die cut the letters " C L O W N   A R O U N D".  Tip: If you die cut the whole alphabet from each piece of card you will have enough letters so you can alternate the colors of the letters as I have on my card above.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs
1031 Ice Cream Cone 
769 Accordion Circle Card
1025 Pop It Ups - Hay There Pop Stand Card
909 Hoppy the Frog
701 Flower Set 1
798 Four Bows
974 Rectangle Pull Card
967 Alphabet 1 - Caps
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
Cardstock: white; yellow, green, blue, orange, red, purple
Voyez en Arriere Designer Paper Creative Imaginations
Googly Eyes
Double Sided Adhesive Tape