Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Easter

Hi friends,

Easter will be here before we know it and this year it comes early, on April 1, so today the design team at Elizabeth Craft Designs is sharing our Easter Creations.  I hope you will hop, like a bunny, on over the blog to see what we have made.  Simply CLICK HERE. Don't forget to enter the drawing for a gift certificate.

This month I decided to make two cards using the same die sets.  I just love this bunny and can think of so many ways to use it. 

The first one is an easel card with our little friend happily sitting among the eggs.


For my second card, I have filled the basket with carrots, part of the Bunny Set. 


The Spring Basket can be filled with just about anything you can think of - so have some fun and
Happy Easter.

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 Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 2nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


See you over at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog,
S@ndy

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day,

Just popping in with a quick Valentine's Day card that I can now share since I already gave Mac his card.  It is rather clean and simple because, after all, he's a guy.  It's a 5" X 5.5 " gate fold card that is held closed with a belly band.

I used lots of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, stamps and paper for this one.  Links are below if you want to shop.





Have a wonderful day,
S@ndy

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"Love" is the Paper Pros Challenge

I wanted to play along this month with the Paper Pros Challenge, we are an informal group of crafters who like to share our creations in the form of a monthly challenge.  With Valentine's Day coming tomorrow, Love is the perfect theme.

There is a new release from Karen Burniston and her Coffee Cup Pop-Up is so much fun.  It is designed to hold a gift card if you chose - but it can also be used without the gift card and that's what I have done.

For video instructions you can click here.  I decided to double my fun for this card by adding two cups. Just follow Karen's instructions X 2.

My cards is a 5" X 7" with a top fold.  It folds flat for mailing in an A7 envelope.


I cut out my cups and decorated them with the dies in the set - the circles on the front, the cute little stir sticks with the heart (how perfect was that?).  I added the hearts that came from the sticks to decorate the front of the cups and then added the words using Word Sets 2 & 3.  I got the "me" from merry Christmas.  Add a few coffee beans and a label from the Katherine Label Pop-Up and it's good to go.

See you tomorrow with a Valentine -
S@ndy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Just For You

Hi friends,

Just stopping by with a card I made for a friend who is having a birthday.  I used lots of great dies paper and stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

This a 5.5" square card with a top fold.

Began with the card base made with Soft Finish Cardstock in Pink from the Sampler Set 3,  next add a white panel using Soft Finish Cardstock. 

The Stripes Background was stamped on white and then colored using Copic Markers.  Add the colored panel to the white panel.

Add a coordinating ribbon.

Using the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set - stamp the gift giver and gifts on the back side of Soft Finish Cardstock and color.  Cut out the stamped images of the gifts using the matching dies. 

The Stitched Ovals was used in pink for the background and then a smaller size Dotted Scallop Oval was used to cut out the white panel that has been stamped and colored.

Attach gifts with foam tape to make them pop.

Enjoy,
S@ndy

Click on the links below to shop-

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

You're Invited

Hi blog friends,

Hope you will come on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today to see how I made this tag.  To see all the details CLICK HERE.


Hope to see you there!
S@ndy

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dog

Hi friends,

I have a tag on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today celebrating the Chinese New Year, 2/16, the Year of the Dog.  Hope you will come by for a visit by clicking here.


Hope to see you there,
S@ndy


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Melt it at A Vintage Journey

Hi friends,

Today is the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.  I hope you will stop by to see all the great things the Creative Guides have made to inspire you.  You can see it all by CLICKING HERE.  Our challenge this time was "Melt It".
I made a simple yet colorful tag and used embossing powder in two different ways as my "Melt It" object.


This a rather simple tag with lots of color.


I began with a manila tag, then added Distress Oxide Inks, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade,
and Wild Honey.


I stamped on the phrase and little butterfly from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Plant, Grow & Bloom stamp set using VersaMark Ink and then some Bravo Burgundy embossing powder from Stampin' Up. 


I cut a Dotted Scalloped Circle, cut in half.  It was embossed with Karen Burniston's Butterfly embossing folder(discontinued) and then colored with Wild Honey Distress Oxide and then edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.


For the butterfly, I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly 1 die set (discontinued).  I colored the solid one with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and the lacey butterfly was covered with VersaMark Ink and then covered with gold embossing powder - heated to melt the powder.


The final step was to layer everything and tie a ribbon on the top.

I hope you will join the fun and enter this month's fun challenge.  You can do that by

See you Monday with a fun tag.  Until then - have a creative weekend,
S@ndy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

You Fill My Heart

Hi my friends, today is our monthly team challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs and our theme is Valentine's Day with You Fill My Heart.  I used a few of the wonderful dies that fit this theme to make my card. Enjoy!


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 Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a Valentine’s Card??”

 We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 1st on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


Here's how I made my card-



This is a 6" X 6" top fold card.  The base is made from ModaScrap Simply Love paper.
Using White Soft Finish Cardstock, cut one square using the Dashing Squares die.
From White Soft Finish Cardstock, cut 4 heart boarders using the Valentine Edges die.
From red cardstock cut the heart using the Heart Cutouts die.


Using the Love Sentiments stamp set and a stamp positioner - lay out stamps as desired.
For this card I carefully cut apart one of the stamps that says "sent with" because I only wanted the word "with". You can always piece them back together for the entire phrase.



To finish off this card I added the Heart Edges all around and then placed the large heart and the smaller ones the way I liked them.

Don't forget to head on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  You will want to enter your comment to win the great prize and to see what the entire team made.

Stay Crafty,
S@ndy

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Hello Friend

Hi and welcome.  Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I have a complete tutorial on how I made this fun Tag Book Pop-Up that is a great greeting for any time.


Hope to see you there -
S@ndy

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Yay!! Another New Release from Elizabeth Craft Designs

It's Tuesday, that means another release from Elizabeth Craft Designs - HAPPY TUESDAY!

Today the design team is sharing our creations from Becky Seddon.  Such fun and I think you will agree, colorful.

For all the details, Click Here!

Enjoy,
S@ndy

Monday, January 15, 2018

More Great Dies From Elizabeth Craft Designs New Release

Hi Friends,

Happy Monday to all of you.  At Elizabeth Craft Designs
we are sharing another great release.  You can see all the great things available right this minute by

I used lots of fun dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create this mixed media canvas, you can shop for the ones I used by clicking the links below.


Here are some highlights of how I made it.

 I actually found a canvas that had already been started so decided to use it.  It had some texture and a coat of gesso.  I was ready to go.

 I cut the canvas open to resemble the way it would open if it had a zipper.  I added the zipper.  I covered the canvas with some beautiful ModaScrap Wood Effects Paper.  Next the zipper pull was glued on.
 An insert was created by using a piece of paper that fit inside the opening (shown in red).  I then die cut the Romantic Bouquet  and glued to the red piece.  The decorative panel was then glued in place.

Using the Garden Notes - Asters, I cut several in three colors.  The Asters were assembled and added to canvas with leaves from the same die set.  


Using the Soar die, I cut one from black and one from white using fun foam.  The words were stacked and added to the canvas.  The final touch was to cut the Butterfly Aperture and add to canvas.
Finally the reinstones were added and the entire canvas was edged with Vintage Photo Oxide Ink.

Don't forget to stop over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the entire team made for this release by CLICKING HERE.

Have a creative week,
S@ndy

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Have You Heard?

Today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website is the announcement of new dies from Becky Seddon.  The official release is not until Monday - I will have another project then but for now I would like to give you a little sneak peek.


This is a thank you card that I made for a friend, I used the "Heartfelt Love" die set along with a glittered background. 

Enjoy - see you Monday,
S@ndy

Monday, January 8, 2018

Yay!! A New Release from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi friends,

I would like to invite you to take a look at what's new at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The design team is showing new dies from ModaScrap just released TODAY!

I made a cute tag for my Valentine's Day gift for Mac.  I used the Love, Life Tag #1500.

 

This tag is lots of fun because you can make a spot for a hidden message. 

 I cut two of the longer tag and layered them but that is your choice.  I cut the shorter one from White Soft Finish Cardstock and them cut the design in it with the included die from the set.  I set the hearts aside to use later. I then cut one white circle and one red circle also included in the set.

Next I cut the Tree & Hearts out again using red so I would have hearts in both colors. 

The white circle was added to the larger red tag and some hearts were added.  This is a great place to write your special message.  The red circle was added to the back of the smaller tag. 

I added the words Hello & Love using the Sentiments 2, Just Because - Stamp and Die Sets.
A twine bow was the final step.

My Valentine doesn't eat many sweets so I decided to write my message in the tag and add it to a nice bottle of red wine.
For the last step I took two of the strings from the twine bow and tied them around the bottle. 

Have a crafty week,
S@ndy



Sunday, January 7, 2018

Snow Much Fun @ Dies R Us

Hi my friends,

Today I have a snowman, or snowwoman fashion show on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  Hope you will join me by clicking here.



Hope to see you there!
S@ndy