Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - 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 November it's all about featuring Joset Designs General Pop Up Dies. With the challenge in mind, I set out to create a fun It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card that's perfect to give as a Christmas card. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card 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.




From the Reindeer die, die cut the snowflake die five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Set the snowflakes aside.


From the same die set, die cut two trees out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a blending tool and foam at the bottom of each tree. Blend Peeled Paint Distress Ink using a blending tool and foam over the top portion of each tree.


Die cut the reindeer from the same set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Lightly blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a blending tool and foam overtop of the reindeer.


Die cut two small trees out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam, blend the ink overtop of each tree.


Die cut the large tree and small tree out of the back of the fly sheet found in the front of the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam, lightly blend the ink overtop of each tree.


The last die from the set you'll need to cut out is the hill looking die. You'll need to cut two hills out of a piece of the patterned paper from the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Cut each hill down to 5". Ink the edges of each hill using a blending tool with foam and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


Die cut the 3 3/4" Stitched Rectangle die out of patterned paper from the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangles using a blending tool with foam and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.


Die cut the 3 1/4" Stitched Rectangle die out of the back of the fly sheet found in the front of the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack. Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the "It's the Most Wonderful" sentiment and stamp onto the middle of the rectangle.  Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangles using a blending tool with foam and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 


Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 10". Score at 5". Make sure the cardstock is still in half, place the 1/2" pop up die in the middle of the score line on the card. Place the 3/4" pop up die 3/4" from the right of the 1/2" pop up die. Run the dies through your die cutting machine. Take each die off of the card. Place the 3/4" pop up die 1" to the left of the 1/2" pop up die. Run the die through your die cutting machine. Take the die off. Open the card up and make sure the pop up portion pops up.


Cut a second piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 10". Score at 5". 


From the Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack, cut the following sizes of patterned paper:
- 5" x 5" 
- 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of each patterned paper piece using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Now it's time for assembling your card. Adhere the card with the pop ups to the inside of the plain White cardbase.


Adhere one of the hill pieces to the top portion of the card. Adhere the other hill piece to the bottom portion of the card.


Adhere the reindeer to the middle pop up. Adhere one of the trees to the left side pop up and adhere the other tree to the right side pop up. Foam square one of the small trees and adhere it behind the tree on the left hand side. Foam square the other small tree and adhere it behind the tree on the right hand side. 


To finish off the tree scene, adhere nine snowflakes in amongst the trees. Adhere a Glitter Red/Gold Dot to the reindeer's nose.


Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the Happy Holidays! sentiment and stamp the sentiment on the bottom portion of the card.


Adhere the 4 1/2" patterned paper piece to the 4 3/4" patterned paper piece. Adhere the 4 3/4" patterned paper piece to the 5" patterned paper piece.


Adhere the large tree an 1" to the left of the patterned paper. Adhere the small tree 1/4" to the right of the large tree. Adhere the "It's the Most Wonderful" sentiment to the patterned paper stitched rectangle. Foam square the patterned paper stitched rectangle 3/4" from the left hand side of the patterned paper. 


Adhere snowflakes in the top right hand corner and bottom left hand corner of the sentiment rectangle.


To finish the card, adhere the cardfront to the front of the cardbase.


Here is a close up photo of my It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card.


And here's my finished It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Card.





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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 with the General Pop Ups die set if you were making a Pop Up Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 24th 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 Ink - Gathered Twigs & Peeled Paint and Blending Tool & Foam

- Katelyn

























Sunday, November 19, 2017

Noel Christmas Tag

Happy Sunday!! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Noel Christmas Tag which features a variety of our chipboard and wood Christmas pieces. I hope that my Noel Christmas Tag and that it 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 to recreate my Noel Christmas Tag at home.

- Katelyn

Friday, November 17, 2017

Scrap Shotz November Kit Projects Part 2

Hey Friday!! 

Today, I'm sharing a couple more projects featuring Scrap Shotz's November Kit which features the beautiful  Prima Marketing "Amber Moon" collection. I hope that my projects will inspire you to want to recreate them at home.


Make sure to pop by Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see the rest of my projects using the November Kit as well as a tutorial for one of the projects.

- Katelyn

Monday, November 13, 2017

Feel Better Card

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a long wonderful weekend spending time with friends and family. Today, I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog sharing my Feel Better Card. I've created my Feel Better Card using some of the new dies from Joset Designs as well as a few dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. To compliment the die cut images, I've used ModaScrap's Butterfly Dream 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 Feel Better Card, so that you're able to recreate it at home. 


- Katelyn



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Scrap Shotz November Kit Projects

Hey Everyone!! 

Today, I'm sharing a couple of projects featuring Scrap Shotz's November Kit which features the beautiful  Prima Marketing "Amber Moon" 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 using the November Kit.

- Katelyn

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Thinking of You Masculine Card & Matching Envelope

Happy Saturday! I was up on Graphic 45's blog yesterday sharing with you my Thinking of You Masculine Card & Matching Envelope which features the Old Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collectors Edition along with a few Staples 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 Thinking of You Masculine Card & Matching Envelope as well as a tutorial so that you can recreate them at home.


 I've been busy playing with the Old Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collectors Edition and ended up creating these fabulous masculine "Thinking of You" Card with matching envelope. For most, we often create cards for other women and forget that men sometimes need to also know that we are thinking of them. 


Tip: Instead of using a regular envelope, use one of the Regular Policy Envelopes.


Tip: Adhere a Metal Keyhole in behind and in the middle of the banner sentiment.

For a full tutorial on how I created my Thinking of You Masculine Card & Matching Envelope as well as more photos of my project, you'll want to make sure to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Graphic 45 Sneak Peek


Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. I'm excited to 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 Friday, November. 3rd. 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 Saturday.

- Katelyn

Monday, October 30, 2017

All Things with Love Grow Altered Jar

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog today as a monthly blogger sharing my "All Things with Love Grow" Altered Jar that features Carta BellaRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. 



You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read about  my "All Things with Love Grow" Altered Jar so that you can recreate it at home.

- Katelyn

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Witch way to the Candy?

 Happy Wednesday! Halloween is only 6 days away, so I thought I would create a fun little Halloween card to give to that special little ghoul in your life. My Witch way to the Candy? card, feature a variety of dies from Joset Designs Halloween collection. Grab a cup of your favourite fall beverage and enjoy as I walk you through how to recreate my Witch way to the Candy? card at home.  


To start, grab the grass die from the Adventure Edges and die cut it out of Brown Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the border down to 1" wide and 2 3/8" long.


From the Trick-or-Treat Bag die, die cut the treat bag out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink over the entire bag. Let the ink dry. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Witch way to the Candy? sentiment from the Spooky Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. Stamp the sentiment onto the front of the treat bag. Ink the edges of the bag using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.


Using the same Trick-or-Treat Bag die, die cut the three different candies twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Choose two of the candies and blend Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface. Ink the edges of the candies using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.


Next, you'll need the two die cut candy corns. Ink the entire surface of the candy corns with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink. Blend the Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink at the bottom of each candy corn. Ink the edges of the candy corns using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.


Take the last two candies and blend Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface. Ink the edges of the candies using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.


From the Halloween Scenery die, die cut the bats and spiders three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. With the bats and spiders cut out, blend Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over each piece.




Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 9 1/2". Score the cardbase at 4 3/4".


Cut a pice of diamond paper that measures 2 3/4" x 4". Distress the edges of the paper using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.


Use the 3" Stitched Rectangle die to die cut a stitched rectangle out of black patterned paper. Use the 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle die to die cut a stitched rectangle out of orange patterned paper. Distress the edges of each paper using an edge distressor. Ink the edges of each paper using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.


Adhere the purple diamond patterned paper to the black word patterned paper. Adhere the black word patterned paper to the orange patterned paper. 


Adhere the brown grass die cut to the top and in behind the trick or treat bag. Adhere three of the candies in behind of the brown grass.


In the bottom right hand corner of the treat bag, adhere the other three candies as well as a spider.


Foam square the trick or treat bag to the middle of the diamond patterned paper.


With the bag adhered, adhere another spider as well as the three bats as desired on the card front.


To finish off you're card, adhere your card front to your cardbase.


Here are a few closeup shots of the finished card.




And here's the finished With way to the Candy? card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Fossilized Amber
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Graphic 45: Eerie Tale - Grand Illusion, Unsolved Mystery and Captivating Characters

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Witch way to the Candy? Card. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate it at home.  

- Katelyn