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!