Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry Christmas Gift Box - Die Cut & Colouring Team Designer Challenge

We're have a new Die Cut and Colouring Team Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For October it's all about Christmas and creating fabulous Christmas projects. With the challenge in mind, I set out to create a fabulous Merry Christmas Gift Box that's perfect to give to that special something to that special someone for Christmas. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Merry Christmas Gift Box at home. Read all the way down to the bottom as I have some information at the end of the post on how to get in on a fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Die cut the Pillow Box die out of a piece of patterned paper from ModaScrap's Let It Snow Paper pack. Ink the edges of the pillow box with Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Entwined Circles die, die cut the small entwined circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With a blending tool and foam, blend Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the entire surface of the circle. In the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 2" Stitched Circle die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With a blending tool and foam, blend Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the entire surface of the circle. In the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Beaded Circle Frame die, die cut the small beaded circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. 


 Die cut the small snowflake out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Add a large Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the centre of the snowflake.


 Die cut the medium snowflake out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. 



 Before die cutting the small snowflake again, you'll need a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that the snowflake fits on. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet that will fit the piece of cardstock. With the piece cut, start by peeling off the back of the double sided adhesive piece and adhere it to the White Soft Finish cardstock piece. Run the piece of paper and the snowflake die through your cutting machine. With the adhesive on the snowflake, peel off the top paper of the adhesive and sprinkle Microfine White Glitter on the snowflake. Tap off the excess glitter. Burnish the glitter with your finger. Add a large Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the centre of the snowflake.


Before die cutting the extra small snowflakes out, you'll need a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that will fit all the snowflakes on it. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet that will fit the piece of cardstock. With the piece cut, start by peeling off the back of the double sided adhesive piece and adhere it to the White Soft Finish cardstock piece. Run the piece of paper and the snowflake die through your cutting machine three times. With the adhesive on all three snowflakes, peel off the top paper of the adhesive and sprinkle Microfine White Glitter on each snowflake. Tap off the excess glitter. Burnish the glitter with your finger. Add a small Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the centre of the snowflake.


With a scrap piece of White Soft Finish cardstock, apply Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink to the Merry Christmas Sentiment. Stamp the sentiment onto the piece of cardstock. Fussy cut the sentiment out. Ink the edges of the sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


To assemble your pillow box, add adhesive to the left and right hand sides of the pillow box. Adhere the sides together. Add adhesive to the top of the box and adhere the two handles together.


Adhere the beaded circle frame to the middle of the box. Adhere the stitched circle slightly overtop of the beaded circle frame. Adhere the entwined circle overtop of the stitched circle.


Adhere the medium snowflake to the middle of the stitched circle. Adhere the small glitter snowflake to the centre of the medium snowflake.


Adhere the Merry Christmas sentiment to the bottom portion of the snowflakes. Foam square one of the extra small snowflakes to the bottom left hand corner of the box. Foam square the other two extra small snowflakes to the top right hand corner of the box.


To finish off the top of your gift box, adhere the other small snowflake to the top right hand side of the pillow box handle.


Here are a few close up photos of my Merry Christmas Gift Box.




And here's my finished Merry Christmas Gift Box.


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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post answering the question provided.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- Beacon - Kids Choice Glue

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire and Blending Tool & Foam

- Katelyn





















Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Scrap Shotz October Kit Projects Part 2

Happy Wednesday!! 

Today, I'm sharing three more projects featuring Scrap Shotz's October Kit which features the fabulous Simple Stories "Beautiful" collection. I hope that my projects will inspire you to want to recreate them at home.



So pop by Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see the rest of my projects using the October kit.

- Katelyn

Friday, October 6, 2017

Joy Christmas Tree Ornament

Happy Friday!! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Joy Christmas Tree Ornament which features a variety of our Christmas wood and chipboard pieces. I hope that my Joy Christmas Tree Ornament will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


You'll want to make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can share with you how I transformed my Christmas wood and chipboard pieces for my Joy Christmas Tree Ornament.

- Katelyn

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#Simply G45 - Fall Banner

Happy Wednesday! I'm up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my #Simply G45 Fall Banner which features the ABC Primer and Place In Time Deluxe Collectors Edition along with the Alpha Banners from the Staples Collection. I have a few photos to share with you on my blog, but if you haven't stopped by Graphic 45's blog yet, make sure you do so that you can check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as Lena's beautiful project.


Tip: Make sure to ink the edges of the Alpha tags using a coordinating colour of ink.


Tip: To make some of the fussy cut images pop on the Alpha Tag, adhere some fall leaves behind the images.


For a full tutorial on how I created my Fall Banner, more photos and Lena's beautiful project, make sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn







Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Scrap Shotz October Kit Projects

Hey Everyone!! 

Today, I'm sharing a couple of projects featuring Scrap Shotz's October Kit which features the fabulous Simple Stories "Beautiful" collection. I hope that my projects will inspire you to recreate them at home.


 So pop by Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see the rest of my projects using the October kit.

- Katelyn

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Sneak Peek


Happy Monday! I wanted to quickly pop in and share with you a sneak peek of a new project that will be on Graphic 45's blog. You'll want to mark your calendars for Wednesday, October. 4th. I hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Graphic 45 blog and check out all the photos of my project as well as Lena's beautiful project. I will be sharing some photos and other details about this project on my blog on Wednesday.

- Katelyn

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Keep Calm and Get Your Jingle On - Winter Sweater Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater Blog Hop. Today the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team are having a special blog hop which features the Winter Sweater die set from Joset Designs.

The hop started on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you may want to head over there now so you can start at the beginning of the hop. You do want to miss anything and there is lots to see!


To start, die cut the reindeer from the Winter Sweater die set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the entire surface of the reindeer and antlers. Blend Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink over the entire circle. Set the reindeer pieces aside.


From the Winter Sweater die, die cut the sweater out of patterned paper from Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland Collection. Ink the edges of the sweater using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Using the Winter Sweater die, die cut the ribs for the sweater out of patterned paper from Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland Collection. Ink the edges of the sweater ribs using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Holiday Garlands 1 die, die cut the light bulb garland out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink down the middle of the light bulb garland. Blend Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink on the light bulbs. Cut the lightbulb garland to fit the bottom of the sweater and the top of the sweater. 


Die cut the hanger from the Winter Sweater die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam over the entire surface of the hanger.


You'll also need to cut out a small Entwined Circle from of the Entwined Circle Die out of patterned paper from Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland Collection.

Cut the following patterned paper pieces from Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland paper:

- Cut a patterned paper piece that measures 3 7/8" x 3 7/8"
- Cut another piece of patterned paper that measures 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
- Cut a third piece of patterned paper that measures 3 5/8" x 3 5/8"


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the "Keep Calm and Get Your Jingle On" stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the entire sentiment. Cut the sentiment apart.


Adhere the nose to the middle of the reindeer face. Adhere the antlers to the top of the reindeer. Foam square the reindeer to the middle of the sweater. Adhere the sweater ribs at the top, bottom and the sides of the sweater.


Adhere the lightbulb garland at the top and bottom the sweater. Adhere the hanger at the top of the sweater.


Adhere the 3 3/4" piece of patterned paper to the 3 7/8" patterned paper piece. Adhere the 3 5/8" patterned paper piece to the 3 3/4" patterned paper piece.


Adhere the entwined circle to the middle of the patterned paper. Foam square the winter sweater onto the middle of the entwined circle.


To finish off the front of the card, adhere the "Keep Calm and Get Your Jingle On" sentiment to the left of the winter sweater. To finish the card, adhere the card front onto a piece of white cardstock that measures 4" x 8" and scored at 4". 


Here's a closeup of the finished card.



 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that I've inspired you to recreate my Keep Calm and Get Your Jingle On card at home. 



Make sure to continue on the blog hop, click on the next person on the list which is Kelly Booth.

Here is the complete blog hop list if you need it.

Katelyn Grosart <You are Here>
Elena Anderson

To celebrate the Winter Sweater Blog Hop Elizabeth Craft Designs will be offering customers 15% off the winter seater die using the code  “BRRR” at checkout.  This offer will last until Sunday, October 1

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Distress Oxide Inks - Black Soot, Fired Brick & Fossilized Amber
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Graphic 45: Winter Wonderland - Woodland Whimsy, Holly Berries, Winter Wonderland & Nordic Greetings

- Katelyn