Saturday, March 24, 2018

You Arrrrgh Awesome

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

A cutie patootie challenge for you today - make a card or scrapbook page that has a child theme! Blocks, playground- even a little red wagon if you wish!  Bonus points if you use baby or children stamps!

I had just finished looking at the upcoming challenges I still had to do for the month and then went to check out some blog posts in my blog reader and up popped this cutie patootie Pirate digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil. As I figured it would be perfect for this challenge and I do adore pirate stamps ... it fell into my cart! 😀

As you can see I have created an Easel Card. I added a few different sentiments to my card.

The card folds flat so it can 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.


Stamps: Pirate Digital Stamp - Mo's Digital Pencil; Scripty Birthday; Occasional Labels - Mama Elephant; Ahoy Matey - Lawn Fawn
Paper: White; Black; Red; Cool Treats/Sunkissed DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Dashing Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares; Katie Label Pivot Card (retired); Katie Label Accordion Card (retired) - Elizabeth Craft Designs;
Other: Black Ink; Twisted Citron Distress Oxide; Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide; Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide; Earth & Sky Stencil; Foam Tape; Copics

Friday, March 23, 2018

Just for You Lace Pocket Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. My project today is a Pocket Card using the ModaScrap Lace Card die set.

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 -
  • Cut a piece of cardstock in color of choice so it is 6 inches x 9 1/2 inches.
  • Place the ModaScrap Lace Card die along the bottom of the card so that the straight edge of the die is straight (this will create the score line to the pocket card). 
  • Die Cut and weed out any excess pieces of card from the design if necessary.

  • Fold along the score line created by the die and then unfold. Fold in tabs at side of lace design.
  • Line the cardstock in a trimmer so that the folded tab is level with the cutting line and trim excess card from the solid portion of the cardstock.
  • Remove card from trimmer, flip and trim other side.

  • Place Cleat Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the tabs.
  • Fold over tabs and glue to the base of the solid cardstock area to form pocket card.

  • Trim top of pocket card so it is 5 1/4 inches high.

Step 2 -
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Relax in the Garden Patterned Paper Pack so it measures 5 inches square.
  • Cut a piece of cream cardstock 5 inches x 1 1/4 inches.
  • Cut a piece of pink cardstock 5 inches x 1 1/2 inches.
  • Layer the two pieces of cardstock together and attach to the upper portion of the patterned paper. Tip: Place paper into pocket before adhering the cardstock strip to it, to gauge the best position.
  • Using the A Way with Words - Just For You die set, die cut the sentiment from pale green cardstock and adhere to strip at top of the card.
  • Stamp three small flowers from the Color My Flowers Clear Stamp set, die cut using coordinating dies. Color. Attach flowers around sentiment. 

Step 3 - 
  • Cut a piece of cream cardstock that measures 5 inches square.
  • Using the 'xxxx' edge from the Decorative Edges 1 die set, place the die so it is on the edge of the cardstock, place a piece of removable tape on the die so it doesn't move. Tip: Before die cutting ensure that the die is centred on the cardstock as you can see in the second photo above.
  • Die cut.
  • Repeat this on other side of card so that the edge is top and bottom of the card.

Step 4 - 
  • Adhere the cream cardstock to the back of the patterned paper panel.
  • Adhere a Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker underneath the die cut edge created in step 3.

Step 5 - 
  • Using the Color My Flowers Clear Stamp set, stamp one large flower; 3 small flowers and three leaves on White Soft Finish Cardstock with black ink.
  • Die cut images using coordinating dies.
  • Color as desired.
  • Arrange flowers to the lower left hand corner of card and adhere in place.
  • Stamp sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments Clear Stamp set to upper right hand corner of card.

Place insert card into pocket and the card is complete.

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Cardstock - Pink; Cream
Black Ink
Copic Markers
Foam Tape

Thursday, March 22, 2018

You're How Old?

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Vicky Gould continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is National Goof Off Day, so for our challenge this week we are making funny cards.

I hope this is funny enough!

I was going to use one of my Art Impressions stamp sets as they have a number of humorous stamps, but then I remembered this funny birds from Sparkle N Sprinkle I purchased from a craft show late last year and hadn't used as yet. So as you can see that is what I ended up using.

I haven't made a flip-its card for some time, so I pulled out the Fancy Edge Flip Its die set which was exclusive to the Stamps of Life.

I stamped each of the bird stamps in the sets at least once, the blue bird was stamped three times the third being stamped as a mirror image so I could attach it to the back of the one adhered to the top of the centre square panel, I didn't want to see a white background of the bird when the card is opened. The third blue bird is visible when the card is opened, however it hides behind the other two blue birds when the card is closed. 

The short stubby bird on the lower right hand side normally has long legs, but I ended up cutting them off and attaching them behind the bird so that you could see most of the bird when the card was closed.

I added both sentiments from the stamp set and a third the longer one on the top left hand corner of the card which is from another stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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:

Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi


Stamps: Cool Chicks; Wilson - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: White; Brown; Orange; Designer Paper - Unknown
Dies: Fancy Edge Flip-its Framelits - The Stamps of Life; Dashing Rectangles; Fitted Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; White Gel Pen; Black Glaze Pen; Foam Tape; Copics

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Butterfly Framed Wall Art

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for our March 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 .....
Frame It - There are so many options to include frames when we are creating either cards, scrapbook layouts or home decor items. For our challenge this month please include a frame of some type when creating your project.

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 Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.

For my project today, I decided to pull our the ModaScrap Happy Frame die to make another framed art piece. I love how versatile this die set is.

As I have already written two tutorial on how to assemble the Happy Frame to create a frame for a wall or a card, instead of repeating myself again I am linking to both my previous tutorials. 

You can find my "Let Your Dreams Soar Wall Art Frame" here.
my "Framed Love Card" here

To create my framed wall art project today, I started by die cutting from sides using the ModaScrap Happy Frame die set from paper from the ModaScrap Magic Mountain Patterned Paper Pack.

Before assembling the frame, I cut each of the frame sides to 6 1/2 inches (when you trim the sides make sure you trim the straight edge). 

Assemble frame.

I used paper from the ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper Pack to line the back of the frame.

Using the Butterfly Aperture die, die cut the solid butterfly from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Using both the decorative layer and the butterfly outline together, die cut one butterfly from black cardstock and another from silver pearl cardstock.

Add color to the white solid butterfly by applying Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks.

Adhere the black decorative butterfly over the silver pearl butterfly offsetting slightly and then adhere this to the solid butterfly.

Stamp the sentiment from the A Way with Words - Soar Collection Clear Stamp set to the upper left hand corner of the inside of the framed piece using black ink.

Adhere Butterfly using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Foam Tape to the lower right hand corner adhering it at a slight angle.

Using Garden Notes - Leafy Berry Branch 1 die, die cut three times from green cardstock. Sponge lightly with green ink and then apply berries over the die cuts using Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops.

Once the "berries" are dry, cut apart the berries and adhere to the lower portion of the frame.

Finally die cut the A Way With Words - Soar die three or four times and layer to each other and attach to top of frame.

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.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Cardstock - Black; Silver Pearl

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun slider card to share with you all today.

This card uses the Neat and Tangled Maze die which was released earlier this year. I decided to create a slider card using this die.

For the bottom panel which shows through the maze area, I created a background using Distress Oxide inks and then splattered the background using Copic Opaque White. 

To decorate the card I used the Wizard Friends Clear Stamp set from Kindred Stamps. Harry and Hermoine are both on the outside of the maze with Ron trying to get to either of the other two.

I added the "Amazing" sentiment which is one from a Father's Day sentiment set I have.

For the inside of the card I added the sentiments and a few more images from the stamp set.

Stamps: Wizard Friends - Kindred Stamps; Father's Day Greetings - Simon Says Stamps
Paper: White; Black
Dies: Maze - Neat and Tangled; Dashing Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Candied Apple Distress Oxide; Wild Honey Distress Oxide; Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide; Copic Opaque White; Fun Foam; Foam Tape; Copics

Monday, March 19, 2018


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am playing with the Wonderful Florals stamps/die set from Concord & 9th that I purchased recently. I stamped the image onto White Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I am a little out of my comfort zone with these markers, but as I have had them for about 2 years now without using them much, this year I am on a mission to use them a little bit more.

I die cut the "Wonderful" sentiment using the coordinating die set from White Cardstock and then colored these with Copics to give an ombre look. I then added Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen.

For the background I stamped Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripes Background Stamp onto pink cardstock using black ink.

For the berries I added Nuvo English Mustard Gloss Crystal Drops. To finish off the card I added White Rhinestones over the background.

For the inside of the card I added another stamped background strip on the left hand side of the card.

I added a flower and a sentiment to finish off the card.


Stamps: Wonderful Flowers; Everyday Greetings - Concord & 9th; Wide Stripes Background - Simon Says Stamp
Paper: White; White Bristol Smooth; Black; Pink
Dies: Wonderful Florals - Concord & 9th
Other: Black VersaFine Ink; VersaMark Ink; White Embossing Powder; White Rhinestones; Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen; Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops; Foam Tape; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; Copics

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Mr & Mrs Pocket Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a wedding Pocket Card to share with you today using the ModaScrap Lace Card die set and a few A Way with Words sentiment dies all available  from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Before assembling the pocket card I adhered some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the lacy area of the pocket card and then applied Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive.

I cut a stencil using the release paper from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape so that I could use this to add the same design to the card insert that goes into the pocket. Here I used the Solar Gold and Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitters.

I added a gold sheer ribbon to the lacy area of the pocket card.

For the portion of the card that can be seen when it is in the pocket, I added a Way with Words Mr/Mrs as well as the '&' and hearts from the A Way with Words - Calligraphic Elements 2 die set.

For the inside of my card I used A Way With Words - Cherish and Forever die sets. I also added some Line Peel Off Stickers to the lower end of the card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Cardstock - Black; White Shimmer Cardstock
Gold Sheer Ribbon

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mission Control We Have A Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

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

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

When I first saw this sketch I thought hmmm this one is going to be a tough one, but the more I looked at the sketch the half circle on the bottom of the sketch reminded me of either the moon or a grassy hillside. 

I wanted to play with doing the Galaxy Sky Technique using Distress Oxide inks, so a space theme card it became. I really liked how easy it was to create the background using Distress Oxide inks.

I used stamps from MFT Stamps and There She Goes Stamps to create the space themed card.

Most of you know I love making pop-up cards so that is what I did for the inside. I used Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-up Card die set to die cut the cupcake pop up die from white cardstock and then masked each of the areas to create the moon surface and space scene.

I love how easy it is to disguise the fact that the pop up is a cupcake. 

I decorated the top part of the inside using spaceman, planets, stars and a space ship. On the bottom panel I added a birthday sentiment, the 8th from Karen's Numbers die set and an alien.

This is another card that my grandson will get for his 8th birthday later this year, probably from his auntie.

Here is another view of the inside of the card taken at an angle, 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: Space Explorers - MFT Stamps; Out of this World - There She Goes
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock; Black
Dies: Cupcake Pop-up Card ; Numbers; Katherine Label Pop-up - Karen Burniston
Other: Black Ink; Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide; Wilted Violet Distress Oxide; Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide; Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide; Black Soot Distress Oxide; Black Glaze Pen; White Gel Pen; Foam Tape; Copics