Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs December Design Team Challenge

Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a great Christmas and are ready to ring in the New Year. Time has gone by so fast and here we are with the last Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge for 2014. Our theme this month was Shimmer Sheetz and Glitter. The card I have to share with you today uses embossed and sanded Shimmer Sheetz  and Silk Microfine Glittered flowers for a stunning result.

To create this card fold a  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card in half to form a standard A2 size card base in white. Cut a red mat to 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to card front. Cut a piece of Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz to 5 x 3 3/4 and emboss with the Bouquet Embossing Folder. Sand the embossed side to bring up the white core of the Shimmer Sheetz for contrast. It's quick to do and looks fabulous! Adhere to card front. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to red cardstock. Diecut 2 flowers and one large and small leaf cluster from Flower set 2. Glitter with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter, polish with your finger to bring up the shine and set aside. diecut another flower from white cardstock. Diecut Happy Birthday in Red from Karen Burniston's Happy Birthday Pop Up. Cut a strip of white cardstock 5 1/4 x 3/4. Cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish.

To assemble: Stack the flowers as shown below and adhere on pop dots over white glittered strip. Add leaves and sentiment. Add glitter dots to center of flower and "i" in Birthday to complete.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the other posts from the entire Design Team. You can find all the links on the ECD Blog today! I hope you have a wonderful and Happy New Year!!

Elizabeth Craft Products Used:

SS 0106 Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 
E121 Bouquet Embossing Folder
702 Flower set 2
947 Happy Birthday PopUp
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter
649 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors- Transparent/silver

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Little Christmas Card

Hi Everyone!,
Christmas has passed and it has been crazy busy at my house. I finally have a chance to share one of the Christmas Cards we made in my DistINKtive Cards earlier this month. Its a double Penny Slider card using an image from My Favorite Things. ECD Outdoor edges made the perfect horizon line for the card. Isn't she cute? I colored her with Distress Markers and a water brush.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ECD Blogpost- Gingerbread House card

Happy Holidays Friends!
Today is my day to share a tutorial with you on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Stop on by and see how I made this fun Gingerbread house inspired card using the Holiday House die. Let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ECD Blogpost today!

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick  post to let you know I have a tutorial up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog featuring this embossed Ring Accordion card perfect for your Holiday card stash...come check out how I made it and leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge - Gifts

Hi Everyone!
It's time for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge for November. With Christmas right the corner the theme is gifts. Make sure to visit the ECD blog to see all the amazing projects from the Design Team members and get some great holiday gift inspiration!

Today I have 2 projects to share with  you. The first is a mini sketch book I created for my son, who is an art student.

I created the tiled look on the cover using Shimmer Sheetz, Sea Glass Embossing Folder, the small gear from Karen Burniston's Clocks and Gears die and some alcohol ink.

1. Cut a piece of Light Blue and a piece of Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz large enough to fit the cover of the sketch book
2. Emboss the pieces using the Sea Glass Embossing Folder and ink the embossed side with brown and blue Stazon Ink.
3.Back the Shimmer Sheetz with the new ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive. Use a 1 1/8 square punch to punch out the tiles and adhere to the cover of the mini sketch book.
4.Add finishing details of a few metal buttons and the small gear diecut from Karen Burniston's Clocks and Gears die to complete.

 I wanted a masculine look for my son. I thought it turned out nicely and could easily be converted to any theme by changing the colors and embossing folders. 

The 2nd project I created was a Tag Gift Card Holder featuring Chilly the Penguin.


Tag Gift Card Holder:
1. Ink tag on both sides with blue ink. Ink both white pieces with blue ink.
2. Score tag at 1 1/2”. Fold up and add adhesive to the inner edges to form the pocket with the dotted side out.
3. Adhere red reinforcer to hole on top. Adhere trees behind top right of red piece then adhere to pocket front.
4. Adhere “to and from” piece on back (dotted side) about 1/8” from bottom. Add 1 lrg and 2 sm snowflakes, add glitter dots to centers. Add 2 sm snowflakes to front of tag. Add glitter dots to centers.
5. Assemble Chilly. Tie tinsel around his neck and secure with glue dots. Add 1 large snowflake with a glitter dot in the center to top left of Chilly's head. Adhere Chilly to left front of pocket on foam adhesive making sure not to adhere above the pocket so the pocket can open to place gift card.
6. Tie blue elastic in a loop. Thread through middle of red ribbon and loop through top hole, leaving loop in back. Tie black and white twine around red ribbon with a bow on the front to complete. Loop is for attaching to packages.

I hope you enjoyed these projects and found a little inspiration for your holiday gift giving.

Don't forget to stop by the ECD Blog to see the rest of the Design Team Challenge projects.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:
SS0230 Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, SS0215 Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, ECD Transparent Double Sided Adhesive,908 Chilly the Penguin die, 914 Outdoor Edges die,  951 Tags and More 1- Lace, 917 Clocks and Gears die, E125 Sea Glass Embossing Folder, 718 Assorted Glitter Dots, 8530 Snowflakes Small Peel Off

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tutorial on ECD Blog today- Plaid Christmas Candles Card

Hello Friends!
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! I wanted to let you know that I am featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with a tutorial for this card:

Stop by and see how I made this card and let me know what you think. I love reading your comments!

Have a great day and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Turkey Easel Card- Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your day will be filled with family, friends, love and laughter- oh yeah and a bunch of great food!

To celebrate Turkey day I want to share a card we made in my DistINKtive card class this month.

Isn't it cute? The turkey is from the Silhouette Studio, The Stand Up Helper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This design can easily be adapted to any occasion by changing the pattern paper and the focal point on the easel.  Here are the assembly instructions from class..enjoy!

Turkey Easel Card

Fold white card base in half. Cut card front 1 ¼ from both top and bottom from the edge to the fold, leaving a 3” section in the center. Ink all pieces with brown ink. Adhere pattern pieces to sections of card front. Adhere down side panels. Make a pencil line on yellow piece 1 1/2” from bottom. Line up leaf stand up helper in center on line and diecut. This will be your stopper for the easel. Adhere to inside center section of card- making sure not to get adhesive on leaves. Score center panel on card front in the middle. Fold in half and crease well.
Turkey- Ink all pieces with brown ink. Ink feather pieces lightly with gold ink. Assemble turkey, popping up body from feathers. Add small black glitter dots for eyes. Adhere to card front on a pop dot below the fold so the turkey stands up when easel is folded.
Stamp Happy Thanksgiving in brown ink on bottom of yellow inner panel, below the stand up helper. Add red oak leaf to stand up helpers to complete. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Perching Poppy Thank You Card - ECD Blogpost

Hi Friends!
Today is my turn to share a project and a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I created a fun card using Poppy the Owl, the new Bark embossing folder (my fav!) and a fun technique with different colors of Silk Microfine Glitter. Stop by and see how I made this card and let me know what you think!

Happy Fall!

Friday, October 31, 2014

October Elizabeth Craft Designs DT challenge- Tags

Hello Crafty Friends!
It's the end of the month and that means it's time for the Design Team Challenge from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This months theme is Tags- in celebration of the release of our 3 new tag dies.

I created two projects - a Fall Tag and a Birthday Tag card. Here they are together.

The Fall Tag

This Tag was created using Tags 3 die. I diecut the tag from pattern paper and inked it with brown ink and then diecut the decorator piece at the top. I added two decorative corners at the bottom in green and filled in some of the leaf holes on the top with the opposite side of the pattern paper for interest. I added the negative of a set of pumpkins from the Pumpkins Peel-Off in Gold using a Transfer Sheet. I diecut Thank You from the same pattern paper and added it on a green mat that was also inked with brown ink. A green ribbon through the top and your tag is complete. I think it would go perfect attached to a loaf of pumpkin bread or a pumpkin pie!

Birthday Tag Card

This tag card was created using Tag 2 die. I folded an A2 size piece of blue cardstock in half and diecut the top shape, making sure to leave the die hanging off slightly from the folded edge. Once diecut trim the excess from the edge and you have a tag shaped card. Again I used the decorator piece to diecut the front of the card only and then embossed the front with the Lots of Pops embossing folder.  I glittered and colored one of the cakes and 3 candles from the Funky Cakes Peel-Off and colored it with Copic Markers. I diecut the Happy Birthday from the new Karen Burniston Happy Birthday Pop Up die and added it to the front. A bit of ribbon, some black glitter dots and a few embellishments complete the card. These are so easy to make and can be altered for any occasion. Give it a try!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Pop Up

Just a quick post to share a card I made using Karen Burniston's new Happy Birthday Pop Up die. I love this die! It's easy to use and has a big Wow! factor when you open it up. It also comes with a great big Happy Birthday sentiment die that fits on the pop up but can also be used by itself- and some cute stars too!

I kept the front simple- a bit of pattern paper, a bow and a few stamped balloons colored with Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

The die does all the work for you on the inside. Just add the decorator dies and you have a bright and cheery  Happy Birthday Pop Up sure to bring a big smile!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Birthday Spiral Pull Card

Hi Everyone,
Today is my day to share a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I used the Spiral Circle Pull Card die and the Pumpkins Peel-Off colored on water color paper to create a Fall themed birthday card.. Come on by the blog and see how I made this fun card and let me know what you think!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Fun!

Howdy Y'all!
There is beginning to be a slight coolness in the air here in Texas, a few leaves are dropping and the stores are full of candy- must mean Halloween is around the corner! Today I'd like to share two cards we made in my DistINKtive cards class last week at Scrapp'n Savvy. They were lots of fun to make!

The first card is a Tag Card inspired by Raquel Mason's card found here on the ECD Blog. I absolutely loved the idea of the tag card and wanted to use it in class. My version is very similar-imitation is the highest form of flattery, right! :-) I had a lot of fun coloring on the glittered Peel-Off and trying to get some distinct shading. I love how the hat turned out! This witchy is so fun to color!

Inside I made use of all the adorable little accessory images and stars on the Peel-Off sheet.. there is so much to play with!

The second card uses Karen Burniston's new Honey the Bear die. He's so cute and you can do so much with him! I used more of the stars and a candy corn from the Halloween in Frames Peel-Off. I even found a pair of stars that made perfect glasses for Honey's costume. The hat is from the Snowman die and the grass is from Outdoor Edges Die.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a great week and try making your version of one of these fun cards!

Elizabeth Craft Products used:
914 Outdoor Edges 
929 Snowman
948 Honey the Bear
951 Tag 1
2585 Halloween in Frame

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Owl's it going?

Hi Everyone!
Just a short post today to share one of the cards we made in my Copic Cards class at Scrapp'n Savvy. I found this delightful owl image free on the web and thought it would be lots of fun to color. It was a great image to practice flicking- the most important technique for coloring with Copic Markers.

Copic Marker Colors used: Y23, Y26, W3, E31, E23, E25, E27, YG06, YG07, YG09, B00, B02
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ruby Rock-it Blog Hop

Hello Ruby Rock-It and Elizabeth Craft Designs Fans! We are very excited to be partnering together this month, and to bring you this fun blog hop!

Each of our companies is offering a beautiful prize! Here's all the fun details on how you will be eligible to win!

Start at the beginning of our hop right here! And then simply follow the order listed below, making sure you stop and leave some love in the comments section for each designer! Please make sure to include your email in the comments section, so we will be able to contact you should you win!  

For additional chances to win:

"Like" Ruby Rock-It and Elizabeth Craft Designs on Facebook, and leave a comment, letting us know you came from our blog hop.

Comments will close Friday, October 10th at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce our winners the following week! Be sure to come back next week to see if you have won!

Debra Hensley   (That's Me!)

Ruby Rock-It is offering our beautiful Essence Empire Bebe collection to one lucky winner!

And the Elizabeth Craft Designs prize is a package full of fun Peel-Offs from their new collection, Stand Up Helpers Set 2 and a pack of Watercolor paper.

Hello and Welcome to the Blog Hop. I'm so excited to share the cards I created with the wonderful Ruby Rock-It papers and embellishments and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Products! 

For my first card, I decided to use the Lorna Label Pop Up Die to make a fun Happy Birthday Card. The Ruby Rock-It glittered embellishment diecuts needed lots of space to shine and the Loran Label Pop Up is the perfect base to do that. 

Here is the front of the card.

Here is the inside where the party begins!

To make this card, cut a standard A2 size, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, cardbase from red cardstock. Fold in half. Diecut the Lorna Label from the Meadow pattern paper from the Ruby Rock-It Handi Scandi Paper line. The trees are so cute!! Pop out the pop ups, trim a to fit inside the card base and adhere, making sure not to get adhesive on the actual pop up elements. Die cut a large Lorna Decorator Label in red and a small one in yellow cardstock. Adhere the Happy Birthday Peel-Off to the small yellow label. Adhere both to the pop up label with the yellow one on pop dots.  Add various diecuts to decorate. Diecut the Birthday Hat in yellow, blue and red from the new Props 2 die .Adhere to the bears head. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock to 5 1/4 by 2. Tie blue and white twine around it with a bow in the front. Adhere to bottom of inside card on pop dots. Add mushrooms. Decorate the card front with a 5 1/4 x 2 piece of Meadow pattern paper with a piece of yellow, red and blue twine tied in a bow on the front. Add on pop dots. Add mushrooms and bird to finish off.

Here is a close up of the pop-ups

My Second card is also a Birthday Card using the Ruby Rock-It Floriade Pattern Paper from the Handi Scandi Line. I love the blue floral print so much I had to make a card out of it. I used the  Accordion Oval Card Die to frame and highlight the embellishments.

To make this card emboss the front of a standard A2 size card made from white cardstock with the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love this folder and use it a lot! Diecut one Accordion Oval Card panel from the pattern paper and trimmed out the center and cut off the tabs from the oval and the panel.  Tie a length of red and white twine around the right side of the oval frame with a bow in the front and then adhere the frame on pop dots to the card front. Adhere the pattern oval directly to the center of the card and add a smaller oval in red on pop dots. Add the adorable glittered Owl and Flowers to the center for the focal point. To complete the card  diecut Happy Birthday in white cardstock and adhered it above the oval following the curve. 

Thanks for stopping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed my cards and got a little inspiration to use all these amazing products! Don't forget to visit all the other Designer's Blogs in the Blog Hope and leave a comment with your email address to qualify to win the fantastic prizes!

Elizabeth Craft Products Used:

Other Products
Ruby Rock-It Handi Scandi paper line and embellishments.
Ruby Rock-It twine
Pop Dots
Brown Ink
Tombow Mono Adhesive

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs- September Design Team Challenge -Fall, Harvest. Halloween

Hi Friends!
Today is the day to share projects created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs September Design Team Challenge. The theme is Fall, Harvest or Halloween cards. You can check out all the wonderful creations from the whole DT on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog HERE. You will be inspired!

For the challenge I created three different cards.

The first one is a fun Halloween Card. I used Karen Burniston's Katie Label die with some Authentique paper. I colored 2 of the adorable images from the new Halloween in Frames Peel-off with  Copic Markers after adhering them to glittered adhesive on cardstock. You can see how to do this technique in this great video from Els HERE

The front

The back

Front closed

Back closed

The second card I created is a Fall card. I loved how the torn technique turned out on my By The Shore card and wanted to use it again in a different way- this time with white core paper. Love the look so much against the white embossed background. The leaves are the Fall Leaves in Gold Peel-Off on different colors of Shimmer Sheetz with the main Maple leaf inked with red Stazon to give it more depth and texture. The new large size Thinking of you Peel- Off in Gold worked perfectly for the sentiment.

A close up of the Peel-Off on the Inked Shimmer Sheetz

And last but not least, this adorable,quick and easy Pumpkin Card. I used the largest decorator oval from the Oval Accordion Card die and cut three ovals from three different pattern paper. I overlapped them to form the pumpkin and did some free hand stitching at the seams for a more country look. The stem is freehand cut and the leaves are from the Pumpkin Die. I diecut the large Hello from brown cardstock to finish off the card. The completed pumpkin is adhere to a circle cardbase. This design would also make an adorable tag to attach to some pumpkin cookies or bread for a friend!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my cards today. They were lots of fun to create! Make sure and visit the ECD Blog to see the other Designers projects too- They are all amazing!

Happy Fall Y'all!

Elizabeth Craft Products Used:

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Friday, September 12, 2014

ECD Blogpost today!

Hi All!
Just a quick note to let you know I am featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with this fun card. Come see how I made it and leave me some love in the comments! Have a great day!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Let Your Light Shine!

* Before I begin my post I want to take a moment to honor those lives that were lost 13 years ago today. I send prayers of peace and comfort for the families and ask that God Bless our great nation with protection and continued freedom. Never Forget 9-11*

Hi Everyone!
I have a cute card to share with you that I created for my DistINKtive cards class at Scrapp'n Savvy this month. It was so fun to make!

I created this card with Karen Burniston's adorable die "Hoppy The Frog"! He's so cute! I knew I wanted to do something with fireflies and it just so happens that Hoppy comes with a fly die. After a lot of contemplation I figured out how to transform the fly to a firefly by adding a yellow circle of "light" behind the fly and a small yellow circle with a transparent glitter dot over it on its tummy for the glowing part.  I think they turned out cute! The jar was purchased on the Silhouette website and converted into a shaker by my dear sweet hubby. I really loved how this one turned out- Hoppy is definitely a Happy card!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'd love to here what you think! Have a great day!

Supplies used:
909 Hoppy the Frog
911 Props 1
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted
E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder
Jar- Silhouette Studio
Pattern Paper-My Minds Eye- Now and Then Collection
Cardstock- Bazzill

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ECD Design Team Challenge- Asian Themed Cards

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful weekend! It's the last day of the month and that means it's DT challenge day! This months theme was a really fun one- Asian themed cards. Elizabeth Craft Designs has some great Asian themed dies and Peel-Offs that make such beautiful cards! Please visit the ECD Blog for links to all the Design Teams Asian inspiration.

I made two cards for this challenge:

 This first card uses the the beautiful Lotus Flower Peel-Off colored with Copic Marker on Glittered cardstock with doubled sided adhesive- one of my all time favorite things to do with a Peel-Off! The card base is embossed with the Flower Mosaic embossing folder. I had a gorgeous piece of gold origami paper that I used for the center panel. I diecut the Ginger Jar base from Gold Shimmer Sheetz and the overlay from the same Pink Bling cardstock used for the base. I colored a little of the overlay with Copics for interest.  I trimmed the colored Lotus Flowers and adhere theme as if the are coming out of the jar- both the jar and flowers are on pop dots. For a final touch I added some Gold corners and two wavy lines. I really love the elegance of the products and how well they came together!

My second card today uses the Koi Fish and Flowers Peel-Offs in Gold. I love how the gold adds that touch of elegance right away. These were also colored with Copic Markers on cardstock with double sided tape that had been glittered with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I again used a piece of Origami Paper from my stash for the background. I thought the design went so well with the Koi. The image is from Red Rubber Designs colored with Copics. She, the Koi and the flower are all on pop dots. I added some of  gold bubbles from the Peel-Off in a few spots on the background for some added interest. I think this one turned out nice too! 

For more Asian Inspiration don't forget to visit the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog and check out all the other Designers creations. You will be truly inspired!

Thanks for stopping by today. I'd love to hear from you- what did you think?

Have a great day!!!

Elizabeth Craft Products Used
2515 Lotus Flowers
2514 Koi Fish and Flowers
E111 Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder
740 Ginger Jar Die
1034 Corners and Borders- Gold
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive
7018 Glitter Dots- red/gold

Copics Used
Lotus: R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, YG17
Koi and Flower: YG11, TG17, YR02, YR04, YR09, R27
Girl: E50, E51, E53, YG03, YG17, C3, C5, C7, 100, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG11, YG03

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ECD Blogpost- A Little Humor in the House!

Hi Everyone!
I didn't realize how long its been since I posted. Our family took a long road trip to deliver both my kids to different out of state colleges this month and things are just getting back to normal- albeit with an empty nest- boohoo...  I'll definitely be posting more often now that things are settled from the crazy end of summer!

Today is my day for the blog post at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I had so much fun creating this card! I was a little down from my kids leaving and wanted to do something humorous and this card is the result. You can see the tutorial and more pictures at the ECD Blog today. Let me know what you think- did it make you smile??

Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Design Team Challenge- Stand Up Helpers

Hi Everyone!
This month's Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge was to create a card using the new Stand Up Helper Dies. These dies are so much fun and really versatile. They are used to make easel cards "stand up" but you can use them on the edge and also clip them from the tab and use them as a regular word.

I have two cards to share with you today. My first card shows the Boy version of the Pink Ducky Congratulations card I created for my July 10 ECD blogpost.. I used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper on the edge of the white frame and I love the look!

The second card I have for you today uses the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper in the traditional way- as the stopper for my easel card. I also used the new Rainy Day Die with the cute umbrella and rainboots. The image is from Purple Onion. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing two ways to use the Stand Up Helper Dies- give them a try! You can find lots more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today and checking out the Design Team Challenge Post. Thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies used:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ECD Blogpost- Spooky Card Candle

Hi Friends!
Today is my day to share a blogpost on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I've taken a familiar sketch, the Candle and Holly Leaf and Berries die and created a fun Halloween Card- a little break from Christmas in July. Pop on over and let me know what you think!