Friday, September 21, 2018

Happy Holidays Card

Happy Friday! There are only 13 Tuesdays until Christmas and I've started to create Christmas cards. Today, I'm sharing with you my Happy Holidays Card, which features dies from Els van de Burgt Studio, stamps from Joset Designs and Krista Schneider as well as ModaScrap patterned paper. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Happy Holidays Card at home.


To start, choose two patterned papers from ModaScrap's Xmas Vintage Collection Paper Pack. Die cut the 4 1/2" Dashing Rectangle die out of one of the patterned paper pieces. Die cut the 4" Dashing Rectangle die out of the other patterned paper piece. Distress the edges of both patterned paper rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Choose a third piece of patterned paper from ModaScrap's Xmas Vintage Collection Paper Pack. Die cut the medium size Entwined Circles out of the third patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From a scrap piece of patterned paper from the paper pack. Die cut the 1 1/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner from the backside of the paper. Cut the banner down to 3 3/8". Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Happy Holidays stamp and stamp onto the banner. Distress the edges of the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Get a second piece of scrap patterned paper from the paper pack. Die cut the 3 1/4" Stitched Circle from the backside of the paper. Apply VersaMark Ink to the snowflake stamp and stamp onto the circle. Continue to apply the ink to the stamp and stamp onto the circle until the circle is full of snowflakes. The snowflakes will be faint on the circle. Distress the edges of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the reindeer stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Water colour the image using Tombow Markers - 977, 969, 025, 249, 847, 443 and 476. Die cut the image using the coordinating dies.


Now it's time to adhere your card together.

Adhere the 4" rectangle to the 4 1/2" rectangle.


Adhere the Happy Holidays banner 1/4" from the bottom and all the way to the right of the brown patterned paper. Foam square the 3 1/4" stitched circle to the top portion of the cardfront. Adhere the entwined circle overtop of the stitched circle.


Foam square the coloured image to the middle of the stitched circle. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a couple of closeup photos of the finished card.




And here's the finished Happy Holidays Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Jet Black and Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink- Ground Espresso and Blending tool with Foam
- Tombow: Markers - 977, 969, 025, 249, 847, 443 and 476
- Imagine Crafts: VersaMark
- Misc: Watercolour Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate my Happy Holidays Card at home.

- Katelyn 















Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Classic Christmas - September Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For September's challenge it's all about Classic Christmas. The inspiration for my project came from Joset Designs new Santa's Sleigh and Snowflake Border. With those two dies in hand, I also added a few other dies from Joset Designs and paper from ModaScrap to create my Season's Greetings card. Grab your favourite holiday beverage and read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my card at home. You'll also want to read all the way down to the bottom of the post as there's some information on how to get in on the fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


To start,  choose two pieces of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Xmas Vintage Collection Paper Pack. From the first piece of patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and cut a second piece that measures 5" x 5". The 5 1/4" piece will be flipped over and you'll use the plain side. From the second piece of patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 2" x 5". Distress the edges of all three patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of all three pieces using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


With the ModaScrap Xmas Vintage Collection Paper Pack still out, choose a third piece of patterned paper. From that paper, cut a piece that measures 3" x 5". Place the Snowflake Border at the bottom of the patterned paper piece and die cut. Pick out the die cut pieces from the snowflakes. Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Words 5 - Winter Wishes, die cut the Season's Greetings out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of both words.


The next step is to die cut all the pieces from Santa's Sleigh out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Place a couple of Post It Notes on the top portion of the sleigh. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink along the bottom portion of the sleigh. Remove the sticky notes and place them at the bottom portion of the sleigh. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Fired Brick Distress Ink along the top portion of the sleigh. Remove the sticky notes.


Use a blending tool with foam to blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the Christmas tree.


Use a blending tool with foam to blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over the entire surface of each of the bows for the presents.


On the large present, use a blending tool with foam to blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface. On the medium present, use a blending tool with foam to blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface. On the small present, use a blending tool with foam to blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface.


Now it's time for assembly. Adhere the 5" patterned paper piece to the 5 1/4" paper piece. Adhere the snowflake border to the 2" patterned paper piece. Adhere the 2" patterned paper piece 1 1/2" from the top of the 5 1/4" paper.


Adhere the bows to each of the presents. Adhere the tree and presents to the inside of the sleigh.


Foam square the sleigh 1" from the top and all the way to the left hand side of the 5 1/4" paper piece.


Adhere the Season's Greetings sentiment to the top right portion of the card.


Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase. To finish off your card, add transp. glitter/gold dots to the centers of the snowflakes.


Here are a few closeup shots of the card.




And here's the finished Season's Greetings 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 Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you select if making a Christmas card.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, September.21st on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.



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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber & Ground Espresso and Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: Black Gel Pen

- Katelyn
















Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hooray It's Autumn Time Tag

Happy Sunday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing my Hooray It's Autumn Time Tag. I hope that my tag will inspire you to want to recreate your own version at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how to recreate my Hooray It's Autumn Time Tag at home.

- Katelyn

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Winter Wishes Christmas Card

Happy Thursday! I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my fun Winter Wishes Christmas Card. To create my card I used some dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio as well as paper from ModaScrap.


I have a full tutorial on how I made my card over on the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog

- Katelyn

Monday, September 3, 2018

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me Tag

Happy Labour Day Long Weekend! It's time for a new project over on Quietfire Design blog today. I'm sharing my Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me Tag that features a variety of Quietfire Design stamps. 







For a full tutorial and a few more photos of my project, you'll want to head over to Quietfire Design blog for all the details. 

- Katelyn

Friday, August 31, 2018

Merry & Bright Christmas Notecard

Happy Friday! I'm excited to be sharing with you my Merry & Bright Christmas  Notecard. For my notecard, I featured dies and stamps from Joset Designs and ModaScrap patterned paper. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my notecard at home.


To start, choose two patterned paper pieces from ModaScrap's Let It Snow Paper Pack. Die cut the 3 3/4" Dashing Square out of one of the patterned paper pieces. Die cut the 4 1/4" Dashing Square out of the other patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of both patterned paper pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 3/4" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the notched side of the die on the other side of the banner and run through your die cutting machine. Apply Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink to the Merry & Bright sentiment. Stamp onto the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the small and medium snowflake out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to detailed layer of the small and medium snowflakes. Sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder overtop of each snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Adhere the small detail snowflake to the small snowflake base. Adhere the medium detail snowflake to the medium snowflake base.


From the Winter Sweater die, die cut three snowflakes out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Add a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the center of each snowflake.


Adhere the 3 3/4" dashing square to the 4 1/4" dashing square.


Foam square the small snowflake to the medium snowflake. Foam square the medium snowflake to the middle of the 3 3/4" dashing square.


Adhere the Merry & Bright Banner to the middle of the snowflakes.


Adhere the three snowflakes around the medium snowflake.  To finish off the notecard, cut a cardbase that measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are is a closeup photos of the finished card.


And here's the finished Merry & Bright Christmas Notecard.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink- Faded Jeans and Blending tool with Foam
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate my Merry & Bright Christmas Notecard at home.

- Katelyn 












Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Congrats Wedding Card

Happy Wednesday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Congrats Wedding Card. I hope that my card will inspire you to want to recreate your own version at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how to recreate the embellishments for my Congrats Wedding Card at home.

- Katelyn

Monday, August 27, 2018

Cabin Life Tag

I'm up on Wild Whisper's blog today sharing my Cabin Life Tag. To create my project, I used the Lake Life Collection.


For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my Cabin Life Tag, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure to keep checking out Wild Whisper's blog because the rest of the design team will be sharing a few more projects featuring the One More Chapter Collection and the Lake Life Collection. 

- Katelyn

Galiano Scrapbook Layout

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my Galiano Scrapbook Layout. My layout features the Maritime Collection from Creative Memories, the Blackboard Alphabet Die Set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Ink from Ranger Ink and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.





Make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to learn how to recreate my Galiano Scrapbook Layout at home.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Christmas Fun with Character Dies Part 2

I'm back with part 2 of the Christmas Fun with Character Dies Designer Challenge over on Elizabeth Craft Designs. For part 2, I'm sharing my Season's Greetings card over on Quietfire Designs blog.  My Season's Greetings card features a variety of A Way With Words die along with the Santa Claus Character Die.


For a full tutorial and a few more photos of my project, you'll want to head over to Quietfire's blog for all the details. 

- Katelyn