Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spooktacular Creations - 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 September it's all about Halloween and Spooktacular Creations. With the challenge in mind, I set out to create a fun Halloween card perfect to give to that special someone who loves Halloween. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Boo! Card 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 Iron Fence out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface of the iron fence with a blending tool with foam. Once the Hickory Smoke has been applied, using a blending tool with foam sponge Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over the fence. To finish off the iron fence, lightly brush Bronze Age Art Alchemy Metallique Wax on parts of the iron fence. 


From the Halloween Scenery die, die cut the tombstone scene out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. On the top portion of the tombstones, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface. Once the Hickory Smoke has been applied, using a blending tool with foam sponge Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over the top portion of the tombstone. Blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink over the bottom portion of the tombstones. 


Using the tree from the Halloween Scenery die, die cut the tree out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of the tree with a blending tool and foam. After the ink has dried, lightly brush White Gold Art Alchemy Metallique Wax over the edges of the tree.


Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3/4" x 1 1/4". Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the boo! sentiment and stamp onto the piece of cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, sponge Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire sentiment.


Die cut both pumpkins from the Pumpkins die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. On the pumpkin portion of both Pumpkins, blend Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink with a blending tool and foam. On the stem portion of the pumpkins, blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink. 


 From the Halloween Scenery die, die cut three bats out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock. 


From the Halloween Scenery die, die cut two spiders out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the 1 1/2" fitted circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink over the entire circle using a blending tool with foam. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the Haunted House out of Yellow Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the Haunted house again out of Black Soft Finish Cardstock.


Cut pieces of Yellow Soft Finish Cardstock to fit behind the windows of the Haunted House.


Cut the following pieces of paper:

- Orange Soft Finish Cardstock: 6" x 6"
- Black Soft Finish Cardstock: 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"
- Spider web patterned paper: 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"
Distress the edges of each piece of paper. Ink the edges of each piece of paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Cut a piece of Heavy Stock cardstock that measures 6" x 12", score at 6".


Adhere the spider web patterned paper to the black cardstock piece. Adhere the black cardstock piece to the orange soft finish cardstock piece.


Off set the black haunted house overtop of the yellow haunted house and adhere the two houses together. With the haunted houses adhered together, adhere the yellow cardstock pieces in behind the windows on the haunted house.


Adhere the fence 3/4" from the left and 1/4" from the bottom of the spider web patterned paper. Foam square the tree to the left hand side of the spider web paper. The tree will sit slightly overtop of the fence. Adhere the moon in the top right hand corner of the spider web paper.


Foam square the haunted house to the right of the tree.


Adhere the two pumpkins to the right of the fence. The pumpkins will sit slightly overtop of one another. Foam square the tombstone scene to the bottom of the card.


Adhere the boo! sentiment 1/4" below the moon on the right hand side of the card front. Adhere one spider on the haunted house and adhere the other spider to one of the pumpkins.


To finish off the card front, adhere the three bats around the moon. Adhere the card front to the cardbase.


Here are a few close up photos of my Boo! card.




And here's my finished Boo! 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 are some of your favorite products you choose when creating spooky scenes for Halloween"?


We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 


The winners will be announced on Friday, September 22nd 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, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke, Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Bronze Age and White Gold
- Graphic 45: An Erie Tale - Run & Hide

- Katelyn
























Monday, September 18, 2017

Christmas Crafting Part 2

I have part 2 of my Christmas Crafting post up on Scrap Shotz's blog today. I'm sharing a couple more Christmas projects which feature Kaisercraft's "Christmas Edition" paper collection. I hope that my projects will inspire you to recreate them at home.


 You'll want to make sure to head over to Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see my other Christmas projects.

- Katelyn

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Christmas Crafting Part 1

Happy Sunday!! I have my first post as a design team member up on Scrap Shotz's blog today. I'm sharing a couple of Christmas projects. I hope that these projects will inspired you to recreate them at home.


 Make sure to head over to Scrap Shotz's Blog so that you can see both of my Christmas projects.

- Katelyn

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Room with a View" Class at Treasured Memories Scrapbooks, Stamping & More

There's still time to register for my Room with a View Class happening on Sunday, September.17th at Treasured Memories Scrapbooks, Stamping & More in Duncan, BC.  I would love to see you at my class. Scroll down for the description below the photo, which will include the time, cost and how to register for the class. 


Take a step back in time as you create a beautiful Victorian Window Scene perfect as a home decor piece for your home or studio. By combining Graphic 45's Portrait of a Lady Paper Collection and their Deep Square Matchbook Box, Katelyn will walk you through how to create this beautiful window scene. Katelyn will be teaching this beautiful project on Sunday, September.17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The cost of the class is $50.00 and includes all of your supplies except for adhesive. To register, you can call Treasured Memories Scrapbooks, Stamping & More at (250) 748-8054 or Toll Free 1-877-748-8054. Space is limited so register early!

I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!

-Katelyn

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Holidays Christmas Card

Today, I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Happy Holidays Christmas Card. I've created my Christmas Card using the new Christmas Tree die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. To compliment the die cut images, I've used the St. Nicholas Collection from Graphic 45.


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


- Katelyn

Saturday, September 9, 2017

To & From Tags

Yesterday I was up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my To & From Tags which feature the Winter Wonderland collection along with the ATC To & From tags from the Staples Collection. I have a few photos on my blog for you, 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 Magda's fabulous project.


I used the To & From Ivory Artist Trading Tags from the Staples Collection and embellished the tags using border pieces, patterned paper and fussy cut images.


Tip: Add borders and smaller fussy cut images to embellish the die cut word tags.



Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog  to check out the rest of the photos of my project and Magda's fabulous project!

-Katelyn



Friday, September 8, 2017

Hello Autmun Card

Happy Friday!! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my "Hello Autumn" card which features a variety of our Fall chipboard pieces. I hope that my "Hello Autumn" card will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.



Make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can see how I transformed my Fall chipboard pieces for my "Hello Autumn"card.

- Katelyn

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Winter Wonderland Sneak Peek


Happy Wednesday! I just 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 Friday, September. 8th. 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 Magda's beautiful project. I will be sharing some photos and other details about this project on my blog on Saturday.

- Katelyn

Friday, September 1, 2017

" Off to the Races" Class at Scrap Addicts

Happy Friday! I just wanted to let you all know that I will be teaching an "Off to the Races" class on Thursday, September.7th at Scrap Addicts in Edmonton, AB.  I would love to see you at my class. Scroll down for the description below the photos, which will include the time, cost and how to register for the class. 






Join Katelyn as a Special Guest Instructor at Scrap Addicts in Edmonton, AB. Katelyn will walk you through how to create a beautiful single page layout as well as two cards using Graphic 45's "Off to the Races" collection. Katelyn will be teaching these beautiful projects on Thursday, September.7th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The cost of the class is $45.00 and includes all of your supplies except for adhesive and tools. To register, you can call Scrap Addicts at (587) 523-1713 or you can register online at: http://www.scrapaddicts.ca/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=7071051&eventID=272073969&next=showMonth%3fcalID%3d7071051%26year%3d2017%26month%3d8
Space is limited so register soon!

I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!

-Katelyn

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Follow Your Dreams & Dream Big ATC's

 Today, I get to share with you these two cute ATC's which feature a variety of dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs along with ModaScrap patterned paper. Grab a cup of your favourite summery beverage and enjoy as I walk you through some of the elements on my ATC's.  


My first ATC is the Follow you dreams which features the My Little Boy patterned paper from Modascrap as well as a few dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs.


To add some extra detail in the bottom left, top left and top right corners, die cut six stars from the Hot Air Balloon die out of Yellow Soft Finish Cardstock. On the Beaded Oval Frame, add some Turquoise/Silver Glitter Dots to the beads on the frame. For the sentiment, stamp the sentiment first and then cut it apart. Make sure to ink your edges of each element.


Add the pennant banner from the Celebration Flags die underneath the Hot Air Balloon and overtop of the Dotted Scallop Ovals. By keeping the Hot Air Balloon simpler, it pops off the ATC.  


My second ATC is the Dream Big which features a lot of the same elements in the previous ATC, but I switched up the glitter dots and added hearts instead of stars. 


To add some extra detail in the bottom left corner, die cut two hearts from the Hot Air Balloon die out of Pink Soft Finish Cardstock. On the Beaded Oval Frame, add some Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots to the beads on the frame. For the sentiment, stamp the sentiment first and then cut it apart. Make sure to ink your edges of each element.


Add the banner flags from the Celebration Flags die underneath the Hot Air Balloon. To decorate the hot air balloon, add three stars and a decorative edge.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink

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

- Katelyn







Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"Amour" - French Country Scrapbook Layout

Today I'm up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my "Amour" French Country Scrapbook Layout which feature the French Country Deluxe Collectors along with a few Staples from the Staples Collection. I have a few photos on my blog for you, 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, a tutorial on how to recreate my "Amour" French Country scrapbook layout at home and Nico's fabulous project.


Tip: Mix chipboard elements with fussy cut images to create added interest on your layout.


Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog  to check out the rest of the photos of my project, my tutorial and Nico's fabulous project!

-Katelyn


Monday, August 28, 2017

Hello Weekend & We All Scream For Ice Cream Note Cards

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog today as a monthly blogger sharing my Hello Weekend & We All Scream For Ice Cream Note Cards that features Bo BunnyElizabeth Craft DesignsRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. 






You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read all about how I created my Hello Weekend & We All Scream For Ice Cream Note Cards, as well as read my tutorial so that you can recreate them at home.

- Katelyn


Sunday, August 27, 2017

French Country Sneak Peek



I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend! I just wanted to quickly 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, August.30th. 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 Nico's fabulous project. I will be sharing some photos and other details about this project on my blog on Wednesday.

- Katelyn