Friday, November 16, 2018

Merry Christmas Mini Card

Happy Friday! I've been busy creating Christmas projects this week and today I'm sharing with you my Merry Christmas Mini Card, which features dies from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap, Joset Designs and stamps from Krista Schneider as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Merry Christmas Mini Card at home.


To start, choose two patterned papers from the ModaScrap White Christmas Paper pack. From one of the patterned papers, die cut the 4 1/2" Dashing Square. From the second piece of patterned paper, die cu the 4" Dashing Square. Ink the edges of both squares using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Die cut the small Entwined Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Next, you'll need to pick out a third patterned paper piece. Die cut the 3/4" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the 3/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of the third piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of both banners using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 2 3/4" Dashing Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the circle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the elf with lights from the Elves Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the elf in using Tombow Markers - 847, 990, N25, 026, 969 and 177. Using the coordinating die, die cut the elf out.


From the Words 5 - Winter Wishes, die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of each word.


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


Adhere the 3/8" stitched fishtail banner to the middle of the 3/4" stitched fishtail banner. Adhere the 3/4" stitched fishtail banner 1/8" from the left hand side of the 4" square.


Adhere the entwined circle to the dashing circle. Foam square the dashing circle to the middle of the 4" square. 


Foam square the elf to the right side of the dashing circle.


Adhere the Merry to the left of the elf on the circle. Adhere the Christmas to the bottom portion of the card front. To finish off your card, cut a card base that measures 4 1/2" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the card front to the card base.


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




And here's the finished Merry Christmas Mini Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink- Ground Espresso and Blending tool with Foam
- Tombow: Markers - 990, 969, 026, N25, 847 and 177
- Misc: Watercolour Cardstock

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

- Katelyn 

















Thursday, November 15, 2018

Planner Post #1

Today is the day! I finally get to spill the beans, that Elizabeth Craft Designs is launching a new line of planner dies. I'm thrilled to be able to design with this new collection. Within the collection,  there is ten stamps and ten dies which allow you create your own beautiful planner pages. So today, I'm going to share with you a planner spread for the last week in October/beginning of November.


Here's the left hand side of the planner page. 


For the left side of the page, I used the Planner Essentials - 4 die to create the base of the page as well as ModaScrap's Magic Mountain Paper Pack. Along with the banner die, squares, arrow and today word which came from the Planner Essentials - 1, Planner Essentials - 2 and Planner Pocket - 1 dies as well as the rectangle stamp from Schedule stamp set, it allowed me to add journaling spots on my page. For the days and word stamps, they came from the Calendar and Months stamp sets, which were stamped using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Before adhering down my squares and other elements, I inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. To finish the page, I stamped stitching from the Schedule stamp set along the top and bottom of the page using Jet Black Archival Ink. 






Here's the right hand side of the planner page. 


For the right hand side of the planner page, I featured the Planner Essentials - 1 die to create the base of the page as well as the backside of one of the patterned papers from ModaScrap's Magic Mountain Paper Pack. Along with the banner die, squares, tabs and tags from the Planner Essentials - 3, Planner Essentials - 1 and Planner Essentials - 4 dies as well as the To Do stamp and calendar stamp from Calendar and Reminders stamp sets, they were perfect for adding journaling spots on my page. For the days and word stamps, which came from the Calendar and Months stamp sets, I stamped them on the squares using Potting Soil Archival Ink. 


To add some extra interest in behind the squares and rectangles, I randomly stamped the bubbles stamp from the Patterns 2 stamp set using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Before adhering down my squares and other elements, I inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. I finished the page by stamping stitching from the Schedule stamp set along the top, bottom and side of the page using Jet Black Archival Ink. 




Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink and Jet Black Archival Ink 
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Blending Tool with Foam

Stay tuned as I share some more planner pages with you over the next few weeks.

- Katelyn





Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Adventure Scrapbook Layout

Happy Wednesday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing my Adventure Scrapbook Layout. I hope that my layout inspires you 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 chipboard elements from my Adventure Scrapbook Layout at home.

- Katelyn


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Joy Christmas Card

I have one more post to share with you today.
 I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Joy Christmas Card, which features dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio, Joset Designs and Susan's Garden Notes to create my card.


I have a full tutorial on how I made my Joy Christmas Card over on the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog


- Katelyn


Don't Even Think About Opening This Till Christmas Gift Tag

Happy Tuesday! I have a new project over on Quietfire Design blog today, where I'm sharing my Don't Even Think About Opening This Till Christmas Gift Tag which features a variety of Quietfire stamps as well as a A Way With Words Die.




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

Monday, October 29, 2018

All is Calm, All is Bright Gift Card Holder

I'm sharing one more post with you today. 
 I'm thrilled to be back on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my All is Calm, All is Bright Gift Card Holder which features the Christmas Comfort Collection.


For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my All is Calm, All is Bright Gift Card Holder, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. You'll want to make sure to continue checking out the Wild Whisper's blog as the design team will be sharing more inspiration with you.

- Katelyn

Wool Sweaters, Bonfires and Pumpkin Carving Wall Hanging

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my Wool Sweaters, Bonfires and Pumpkin Carving Wall Hanging. My wall hanging features the Fall Break Collection from Carta Bella as well as a variety of other products from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, Southern Ridge Trading CompanyRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.






You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to learn all about how I created my Wool Sweaters, Bonfires and Pumpkin Carving Wall Hanging.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Card

Happy Wednesday! I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Merry Christmas Card, which features dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio, A Way With Words and Susan's Garden Notes to create my card.






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


- Katelyn

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hold on to what makes you Happy Wall Hanging

I have one more post to share with you today. 
 I'm excited to be back on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my Hold on to what makes you Happy Wall Hanging which features the Farmhouse Collection.






For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my Hold on to what makes you Happy Wall Hanging, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. You'll want to make sure to continue checking out Wild Whisper's blog because the rest of the design team will be sharing projects featuring the new Christmas Comfort Collection and the Farmhouse Collection. 

- Katelyn

Nature gives to every Time Card

Happy Monday! I have a new project over on Quietfire Design blog today. I'm sharing my Nature gives to every Time card which features a variety of Quietfire stamps as well as a A Way With Words Die.






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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Very Krista Christmas - October Designer Challenge

It's time for a brand new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For October's challenge it's all about Krista Schneider and her new Christmas Stamps. The inspiration for my project came from Krista's new Winter Animals Stamp and Dies. With that stamp in my hand, I also added a few other stamps from Krista Schneider, dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as paper from ModaScrap to create my Happy Holidays 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 want to make sure to read all the way down to the bottom of this post as there's some details on how to get in on an awesome giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


To start, choose two patterned papers from the ModaScrap - White Christmas Paper Pack. Die cut the 4" Dashing Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the 3 1/2" Dashing Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both patterned paper rectangles using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 3 1/2" Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Snowflake stamp and stamp onto the top portion of the banner. Repeat the previous step three more times on the top half of the banner. Sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder over the top half of the banner. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Expresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/2". Place the curvy Adventure Edge 1/4" from the top of the cardstock piece. Run through your die cutting machine. Trace the bottom half of the now snow piece so that it will sit at the bottom of the fishtail banner. Ink three edges of the snow piece. 


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Fox stamp from the Winter Animals Stamp Set, stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Using Tombow Markers - 990, 249, 969, 555 and 933 to watercolour the fox in. Once the ink has dried, die cut the fox out. Ink the edges of the fox using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the tree stamp from the Holiday Trees & Ornaments Stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply the Jet Black Archival Ink to the tree and stamp on the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using Tombow Markers - 847, 249 and 969 to watercolour the trees. Once the ink has dried, die cut the two trees out. Ink the edges of the trees using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Holidays Banner from the Elves Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Using Tombow Markers - 847 and 249 to watercolour the banner. Once the ink has dried, die cut the banner out. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the 3 1/2" dashing rectangle to the 4" dashing rectangle.


Adhere the snow piece on three sides to the bottom of the fishtail banner. Foam square the fishtail banner to the 3 1/2" dashing rectangle.


Adhere one of the trees on the right side of the card in behind the snow. Foam square the other tree on the top of the snow. Make sure the two trees have a variety of height.


Foam square the fox in behind the front tree. Adhere the Happy Holidays Banner to the top left corner of the fishtail banner. 
To finish off your card, cut a cardbase that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup shots of the card.






And here's the finished Happy Holidays 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 Which of the new Krista Schneider stamp sets would you use to create a Christmas card.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, October.19th 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 - Ground Espresso and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
- Tombow Markers: 990, 847, 249, 969, 555 and 933
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
- Misc: Watercolour Cardstock

- Katelyn