Sunday, December 31, 2017

Celebrate ATC

 Happy Everyone! I have one more post for the 2017 year. It has been a wonderful year of crafty fun and I can't wait to see what 2018 holds.
For my last project of 2017, I created this fun Celebrate ATC which features some dies from Joset Designs as well as Els van de Burgt Studio. Grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage and enjoy as I walk you through how to recreate my Celebrate ATC at home.


To start, adhere the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock to the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" chipboard piece. 


From ModaScrap's Just Say Cheese patterned paper, pick two patterned paper pieces out. Cut one piece of patterned paper to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Cut the second patterned paper piece to 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". Ink the edges of each patterned paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 2 1/4" Stitched Circle out of one of the previously used patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of the stitched circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the small Entwined Circle die from a third piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the entwined circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut two of the balloons out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Stormy Sky Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam, blend the ink over one of the balloons. For the other balloon, use Weathered Wood Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam and blend the ink over the balloon. Ink the edges of the balloons using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Balloons die, die cut two of the balloon strings out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam, blend the ink over each string. 


Using the Balloons die, die cut two bows out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


From the Celebration Flags die, die cut the star flag out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Stormy Sky Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam and dab the ink over four of the stars. Using Weathered Wood Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam and dab the ink over the other four stars.


Die cut the banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp the celebrate word from the Banner Sentiments onto the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Now it's time to create your ATC.

Adhere the 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" patterned paper to the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" patterned paper piece. Adhere the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" patterned paper piece to the ATC base.


Adhere the stitched circle to the entwined circle. Foam square the entwined circle to the middle of the ATC.


Cut five stars off of the flag. Adhere two on the top right hand side of the circle, adhere one on the bottom right hand side of the circle and adhere two on the bottom left hand side of the circle.


Adhere the balloon strings to each balloon. Adhere the balloons to the circle. To finish off the balloons, add a bow to the bottom of each balloon.


Cut two more stars from the flag banner and adhere onto the circle. Adhere the Celebrate banner to the bottom of the balloons. Your ATC is now finished.


And here's the finished Celebrate ATC.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- ModaScrap: Just Say Cheese

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: ATC Cards


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Celebrate ATC. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate them at home.  

- Katelyn


















Season's Greetings

Happy New Year's Eve!! 

I'm sharing a couple of projects on Scrap Shotz's blog featuring Kaisercraft's "Mint Wishes" Collection. I hope that my projects will inspire you to recreate them at home.




Make sure to pop by Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see all the details about my layouts.

- Katelyn

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Warmest Wishes Note Card

Happy Friday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog today as a monthly blogger sharing my Warmest Wishes Note Card that features Emerald Creek Craft SuppliesElizabeth Craft DesignsRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. 


You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read about  my Warmest Wishes Note Card so that you can recreate it at home.

- Katelyn

Monday, December 25, 2017

Believe Wall Hanging

I'm back on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Believe Wall Hanging which features a few of our chipboard Christmas pieces. I hope that my Believe Wall Hanging will inspire you to want to recreate it.


You'll want to make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can share with you how to recreate my Believe Wall Hanging at home.

- Katelyn

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas Card

Happy Friday! First off, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a wonderful Christmas spending time with friends and family. I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Merry Christmas Card. I've created my card using some dies from Becky Seddon, Els van de Burgt Studio and A Way With Words. To compliment the die cut images, I've used ModaScrap's Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack.


You'll want to make sure your way over to Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog to read all about how I created my Merry Christmas Card, so that you're able to recreate it at home. 


- Katelyn

Merry & Bright

Hey Everyone!! 

I'm back sharing another project for today. I'm sharing a couple of projects featuring Kaisercraft's "Mint Wishes" Collection. I hope that my projects will inspire you to recreate them at home.




Make sure to pop by Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see the rest of my projects for December.

- Katelyn

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Season's Greetings Mantle Card

 I'm up on Graphic 45's blog today sharing with you my Season's Greetings Mantle Card which features the Winter Wonderland 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 Season's Greetings Mantle Card as well as a tutorial so that you can recreate it at home.


This month, I’ve been busy playing with the beautiful Winter Wonderland Collection and I ended up creating this fabulous Season’s Greetings Mantle Card which was inspired by one of my crafty friends. This card is perfect to add pictures and notes to send to loved ones.


Tip: Cut the saying border apart in order to get the Season’s Greetings Sentiment for the front of your card.


Tip: Layer two sentiment borders together to create a fun saying at the bottom of the page.


For a full tutorial on how I created my Season's Greetings Mantle Card as well as more photos of my project, you'll want to make sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn






Tuesday, December 19, 2017

All About Backgrounds - Die Cut & Colouring Team Designer Challenge

We're kicking off a new Die Cut and Colouring Team Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For December it's all about backgrounds. With this month's challenge in mind, I set out to create a home decor piece that you could add to any place in your home. You'll want to make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Soar Home Decor piece at home. Read all the way down to the bottom of the post as I have some information on how to get in on a fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


To start, die cut the Abstract Background out of watercolour cardstock. Cut the background down to 3 5/8" x 5 1/4". To get the colour on the background, pull out Ocean, Aquamarine and Coral Nuance Powder from Magenta. Take off the lids of each jar. Using a dry paint brush, dip the brush into the first colour and tap over top of the background. Apply as much of the first colour as you like. Continue the previous step until you have the other two colours on the background. To get the result I did, don't put a ton of the powder on the cardstock. A little goes a long way. Once all three powders are on, spray your background with water. Set the background aside to dry. After the background has dried, ink the edges of the background using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 6".
Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/2". Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Pick out two patterned paper pieces from the ModaScrap - Relax in the Garden Paper Pack. With your papers picked out, die cut the 1" Stitched Fishtail Banner from one of the patterned papers and die cut the 1 1/2" Stitched Fishtail Banner from the other patterned paper. Trim the 1" banner down to 3 3/4". Trim the 1 1/2" banner down to 4 1/8". Ink the edges of each banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Valentines Edges, die cut the scallop dot border twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut each border down to 4".


Die cut the Soar word from White Soft Finish Cardstock.


From the Dragonfly die, die cut the small dragonfly from White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the Leafy Branch three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink using a blending tool with foam over the entire surface of each leaf.


From the Bunch of Flowers 3, die cut the rounded petal flowers twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Leave one of the small and medium flowers white. Blend Abandoned Coral Distress Ink using a blending tool with foam over the entire surface of the other flowers.


Adhere the abstract background to the piece of cut White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Adhere the 1" banner to the 1 1/2" banner. Adhere one of the scallop dot borders to the top of the banners. Adhere the other scallop dot border to the bottom of the banners.


Adhere the banners 5/8" from the bottom of the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Make sure the right hand side of the banner sits right up against the abstract background.


Adhere the Soar word in the middle of the banners. Trim one of the leafy branches as desired to sit in the top left hand corner of the banners. Adhere the leafy branch in the top left hand corner of the banner. Adhere the small white flower to the medium coral flower. Add a transp.glitter/gold dot to the center of the flower. Adhere the flower slightly overtop of the leafy branch. 


Trim the other two leafy branches as desired to sit on the right hand side of the banners. Adhere the leafy branch in the top right hand side of the banner as well as in the bottom right hand side of the banner. Adhere the small coral flower to the medium white flower. Adhere the medium white flower to the large coral flower. Add a transp.glitter/gold dot to the center of the flower. Adhere the flower slightly overtop of each of the leafy branches. 


Adhere the White Soft Finish Cardstock to the black cardstock. Adhere the black cardstock piece to the middle of the frame.


Your Soar Home Decor piece is now finished.



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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 background on something you were creating?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 22nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- Beacon - Kids Choice Glue
- A Way with Words: Soar

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Abandoned Coral & Peeled Paint, Blending Tool & Foam
- Magenta: Nuance Powder - Ocean, Aquamarine & Coral
- Misc: Black Cardstock, Watercolour Cardstock & Spritzer Bottle with water

- Katelyn




















Winter Wonderland Sneak Peek


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 Thursday, December. 21st. I hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Graphic 45 blog and check out all the photos of my project. I will be sharing some photos and other details about this project on my blog on Thursday.

- Katelyn

Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas Tree Ornament

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


You'll want to make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can share with you how to recreate my Merry Christmas Tree Ornament at home.

- Katelyn

Thursday, November 30, 2017

#SimplyG45 - Baby Gift Tags

 I'm up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my #Simply G45 Baby Gift Tags which feature the Little Darlings Deluxe Collectors Edition along with the Square Ivory Tag Album 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.


Tip: Add a ribbon bow at the top of each tag. Add a secondary piece to tie the gift tag to the bag.


For a full tutorial on how I created my Baby Gift Tags and more photos, make sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn




Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags

 Happy Thursday! Christmas will soon be here and I often find myself wanting to jazz up a gift bag with a fun little gift tag. I'm the type who usually thinks about adding the gift tag to a bag on Christmas Eve, so I thought I'd share with you a few quick and easy gift tags to create at home for your gift bags. My Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags, feature a couple of dies from Becky's Christmas collection. Grab a cup of your favourite winter beverage and enjoy as I walk you through how to recreate my Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags at home.


We'll start by making the snowflake gift tag.


Before die cutting all three of the snowflakes from the Ornate Snowflake die, you'll need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that all three snowflakes fit on. Cut a piece of adhesive sheet that will fit the piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With the piece of adhesive 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 three snowflake dies through your die 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. Repeat the previous two steps for the other two snowflakes. Burnish the glitter with your finger on each snowflake. 


Die cut the 5/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With the banner cut out, flip the die to the other side of the banner to create a notch on the other side. Your banner will need to be 2 1/2" long. Once the banner has been cut, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Joy sentiment and stamp the sentiment onto the banner. 


Adhere the medium snowflake to the large snowflake. Adhere the small snowflake to the medium snowflake.


Use foam squares to adhere the Joy sentiment banner to the middle of the small snowflake. To finish off the snowflake gift tag, add a piece of twine at the top of the snowflakes. 


And here's the finished Snowflake Gift Tag.


Next, we'll create the Snowman Gift Tag.


From the Stylish Snowman die you'll need to cut out all of the following pieces shown below the circles. Die cut all three circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the arms for the snowman out of Brown Soft Finish Cardstock.


The three buttons will need to be die cut out of Red Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the carrot nose out of Orange Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the antler ears from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam over the entire surface of the antler ears. 


Before die cutting the last two dies, take out a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Black Soot Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam over the entire surface of the scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the eye and mouth circles from the now black piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.




Now it's time to assemble your snowman.

Adhere the medium circle 1/2" overtop of the large circle. Adhere the small circle 1/4" overtop of the medium circle. Adhere the antlers to the top of the small circle.


Adhere an arm to either side of the snowman's body. Adhere the three buttons down the middle of the snowman.


For the snowman's face, adhere the two eyes, the carrot nose and the six small circles to create his mouth. To finish the top of the snowman, add a piece of twine.


And here's the finished Snowman Gift Tag.


Here are the two finished gift tags together.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Black Soot
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Red/White Twine and Silver/White Twine

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Snowflake & Snowman Gift Tags. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate them at home.  

- Katelyn