Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scissor Spring Mechanism Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For April's challenge it's all about using the Scissor Spring Mechanisms Die by Becky Seddon. The inspiration for my project was Krista Schneider's Cacti stamp. With the cacti stamp in hand, I set out to create this clean and simple You're so Sharp! Notecard. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my You're so Sharp! Notecard at home. Make sure 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, die cut the small Scissor Spring Mechanism out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. To assemble the scissor spring, slide the two pieces together where the slits are, this will create two diamonds. Cut one of the diamonds off. Fold the top and bottoms so that they face out.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Cacti stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the co-ordinating die overtop of the cacti and run it through your die cutting machine. Watercolour the plant pot using Tombow Markers number 969 and 977. To watercolour the cacti use Tombow Marker number 249. For water colouring the top of the cacti, use Tombow Marker number 847. Ink the edges of the cacti using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Dashing Rectangles die, die cut the 3 1/2" dashing rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the "You're so Sharp!" stamp and stamp at the bottom of the rectangle.


From the Stitched Ovals die, die cut the 2 1/2" stitched oval out of green patterned paper from the Thinking About...Rio De Janeiro Paper Pack. Ink the edges of the stitched oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  


With the Stitched Ovals dies still out, die cut the 2" stitched oval out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the stitched oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  


Adhere the 2" White Soft Finish Stitched Oval to the 2 1/2" Patterned Paper Stitched Oval. Adhere the 2 1/2" patterned paper stitched oval to the middle of the cardfront.


Adhere the scissor spring mechanism to the back of the cacti image. Adhere the scissor spring mechanism to the middle of the 2" stitched oval.


To finish your notecard, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 7 1/2", score at 3 3/4". Adhere your cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few close up photos of the You're so Sharp! Notecard. 





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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 dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th 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 - Vintage Photo & Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tombow Markers: 969, 977, 249 & 847

- Katelyn

Monday, April 16, 2018

Chase Your Dreams Art Journal Page

 I'm excited to be back on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my third post for the month. I've been playing with their No Place Like Home and Classic Woodgrains Collection, to create this Chase Your Dreams Art Journal Page.


All the details and a full tutorial on my Chase Your Dreams Art Journal Page can be found on Wild Whisper's blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog and Wild Whisper's blog because myself as well as the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the Wild Whimsy Collection and the Fur Babies Collection. 

When ordering from Wild Whisper Design, make sure to use promo code: DTKatelyn to receive 10% off your order.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Adore Spring Tag

I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Adore Spring Tag today. Spring is definitely here and the flowers are starting to bloom here on Vancouver Island. So for today's post, I've created this Adore Spring Tag that's perfect for that special someone in your life. I hope that my Adore Spring Tag will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how I created my Adore Spring Tag at home.

- Katelyn

Monday, April 9, 2018

Salty but Sweet Notecard

Happy Monday! I'm back on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my second post for the month.   I've been playing with their Wild Whimsy Collection and have created this Salty but Sweet Notecard.


All the details and a full tutorial on my Salty but Sweet Notecard can be found on Wild Whisper's blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog and Wild Whisper's blog because myself as well as the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the Wild Whimsy Collection and the Fur Babies Collection. 

When ordering from Wild Whisper Design, make sure to use promo code: DTKatelyn to receive 10% off your order.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Monday, April 2, 2018

World's Best Fur Babies Card

I'm back with one more post to share with you today! I'm up on Wild Whisper's blog today sharing my first post for the month.  For my post today, I've been playing with their new collection - Fur Babies and have created this World's Best Fur Babies Card.


For all the details and a full tutorial on my World's Best Fur Babies Card, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog as well as Wild Whisper's blog because myself and the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the Wild Whimsy Collection as well the Fur Babies Collection. 

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Birthday Wishes Card

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend with family and friends. I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Birthday Wishes Card. To create my card I used some dies from Joset Designs, Els van de Burgt Studio and ModaScrap.


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

- Katelyn

Friday, March 30, 2018

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Floral Happy Birthday Card today. Spring is here and inspiration is everywhere. With Spring in mind, I've created this vintage Floral Happy Birthday Card perfect for that special someone in your life.  I hope that my Floral Happy Birthday Card will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how I created my Floral Happy Birthday Card at home.

- Katelyn

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Treat Holder


Happy Wednesday! I'm excited to share with you my 60 second Easter Treat Holder that's on Graphic 45's blog today. Although it can be challenging to create a project within 60 second, Graphic 45's products are perfect for achieving these types of projects.  So, by using the Place In Time Deluxe Collectors Edition, and a ATC Black Policy Envelope, I was able to create this simple but quick and pretty treat holder, easy for anyone to recreate at home and perfect for your Easter Dinner Table.


Tip: You only need to use one sheet of paper to create this treat holder.

Here's the video tutorial on how I created my card:




Graphic 45 Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Blending tool with Foam
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares & Ez Runner

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project! You'll want to make sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog for a few other tips and tricks. 

-Katelyn


Monday, March 26, 2018

Ocean Views

Happy Monday! Today, I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my Ocean Views Scrapbook Layout. My layout features the Wild Whimsy Collection from Wild Whisper Designs, chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company, Distress Ink from Ranger Ink, and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read about  my Ocean Views Scrapbook Layout.

- Katelyn

Friday, March 23, 2018

Hello

Spring has finally arrived here on the Island and to celebrate it's arrival, I thought I'd share with you one of the cards that I created for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Spring Issue. I combined Nuance powder from Magenta, Distress Ink from Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink and a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my Hello card.


For the background of the card, I combined Rosebud, Coral and Aquamarine Magenta Nuance Powder onto a piece of White Soft Finish cardstock. To get the flower background image, I die cut the Abstract Background out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Once the background dried, I adhered the Abstract Background overtop and added Trans. Glitter/Gold Dots to the centers of the flowers.


The banner that the hello word sits on, was created using the Stitched Fishtail Banners and Magenta Nuance Powder in Coral. Once the banner had dried, I cut a second larger banner out of black cardstock and adhered the two banners together. The Hello word was stamped and then die cut out using the Sentiments 2 - Just Because Die.


For the right side of the banner, I die cut two feathers. One feather was left white and edged with Black Soot Distress Ink. The other feather was coloured using Grey Magenta Nuance Powder. When using the Grey powder, a little goes a long way. The Leafy Branch 2 was die cut out twice and then Shabby Shutters Distress Ink was blended over the entire surface of the leaves. The little flower was die cut out twice from the Happy Flowers die and then Worn Lipstick as well as Abandoned Coral Distress Ink was blended overtop of the flowers. To finish the center of the flower, add a Trans. glitter/gold dot. 


Here's the finished Hello card one more time. 


To see this card as well as a second spring card, you'll want to check out the Must List in Creative Scrapbooker's Magazine - Spring Issue. 

Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Fishtail Banners, Feathers, Sentiments 2 - Just Because Die, Sentiments 2 - Just Because Clear Stamp Set, Abstract Background, Leafy Branch 2, Happy Flowers, White Soft Finish Cardstock, Trans. Glitter/Gold Dots and Black Soft Finish Cardstock
- Magenta: Nuance Powder - Rosebud, Coral, Aquamarine and Grey
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral and Black Soot
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!
- Katelyn





Thursday, March 22, 2018

Believe in Magic Light Plate Cover

Happy Thursday! I was up on Graphic 45's blog yesterday sharing my Believe in Magic Light Plate Cover which features the Fairie Dust Collection, Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition and the Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads 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 Clare's fabulous project and the rest of the photos of my Believe in Magic Light Plate Cover as well as a tutorial so that you can recreate it at home.


Tip: Layer fussy cut flowers in with premade paper flowers, to create different texture and dimension.


Tip: Use a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen on the fairies wings.




For a full tutorial on how I created my Believe in Magic Light Plate Cover as well as some more photos of my project, you'll want to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Beautiful Frame - Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For March it's all about Framing it. With this month's challenge in mind, I set out to create a Scrapbook Layout inside of a picture frame that you can decorate with in any area of 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 Beautiful Frame at home. Make sure to 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 Happy Frame out of patterned paper from the Wood Effect Paper Pack four times. Create the four strips by folding on the score lines and then shape them into long strips. You'll need to adhere one side of the patterned paper and adhered to the flat side of the strip to create the strip. 


Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 7 1/2" x 7 1/2". 


Adhere the strips together to create the frame. Make sure that the square end gets attached to an angle end. Continue to adhere the strips until the frame is created. Adhere the piece of 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" White Soft Finish Cardstock to the back of the frame. Set your frame aside.


From the Under the Sea patterned paper Pack, take out the watercolour colour anchor piece. Cut a piece that measures 6 3/4" x 6 3/4".  Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


With the Under the Sea Paper Pack still out, take the patterned paper piece out with the triangles. From the Stitched Squares, die cut the 5 1/4" stitched square and the 3 3/4" stitched square out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 5 1/4" Stitched Rectangle Die from the watercolour anchor patterned paper. Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 4" Stitched Rectangle out of the Dot patterned paper from the Under the Sea Paper Pack. Die cut the 3 3/4" Stitched Square out of the Dot patterned paper. Distress the edges of the patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.




Take out the 3/4" and 1 /2" Stitched Fishtail Banners. Die cut the 3/4" Stitched Fishtail Banner twice from two of the patterned papers from the Under the Sea Paper Pack. Die cut the 1/2" Stitched Fishtail Banner from one of the patterned papers from the Under the Sea Paper Pack. Distress the edges of the banners. Ink the edges of the banners using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Celebration Flags die, choose one of the flags. Die cut the flag twice out of patterned paper from the Under the Sea patterned paper pack. Ink the edges of the flags using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 4 3/4" Stitched Square out of the Anchor patterned paper from the Sea World Paper Pack. Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 4 3/4" Stitched Rectangle out of the Sea Animals patterned paper from the Sea World Paper Pack. Distress the edges of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Use the 4 3/4" Stitched Rectangle die to die cut the photo out.


From the Amazing Beautiful Die, die cut the Beautiful out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Adhere the large anchor watercolour patterned paper piece to the inside of the frame.


Adhere the 5 1/4" Stitched Square triangle patterned paper piece 1/2" from the right and 1" from the top of the frame. Adhere the Sea Animal rectangle piece 1/2" from the left and 1 1/4" from the bottom of the frame.


Foam square the 4" Dot patterned paper stitched rectangle 1/4" from the left and 1/2" from the top of the frame. Foam square one of the 3/4" stitched fishtail banners to the top of the triangle square. Adhere the remaining banners slightly on the dot patterned paper stitched rectangle. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the anchor stitched square 3/4" from the right and 3/4" from the top of the frame. 


Adhere the 3 3/4" triangle patterned paper square 1 1/2" from the left and 1" from the top of the frame. Adhere the dot patterned paper square 1" from the right and 1 1/4" from the bottom of the frame. Adhere the photo to the 5 1/4" watercolour anchor stitched rectangle. Foam square the 5 1/4" watercolour anchor to the middle of the layered patterned papers.


Adhere the Beautiful sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the photo. To finish the frame, adhere the two flags to the top right hand corner of the frame. 


Here are a few close up photos of the Beautiful Frame. 






Here's the finished Beautiful Frame. 



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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 frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.




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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- ModaScrap: Sea World Paper Pack

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Blending Tool & Foam

- Katelyn