Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Floral Happy Birthday Card. 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 to recreate my Floral Happy Birthday Card at home.

- Katelyn

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Postcard Gift Box

My Design Team term with Graphic 45 is almost over and Kathy, Marina and myself, have decided to share our Craft Basket Challenge projects in a Blog Hop. For my Craft Basket Challenge, I was challenged to create a project using three Graphic 45 products. The three products that needed to be used were the Book Box, any DIY Craft Paper and any ephemera card pack. In addition to the three products, we could also use Metal, Inks and Ribbon.  Below I'll share a few photos, a bit about my Postcard Gift Box and some tips and tricks about my project. You'll also want to read to the end of the post as I have links to Kathy and Marina's projects.


Creating this giftbox was an absolute blast and it will be perfect to give as a gift for any type of celebration. I hope that you'll enjoy some of the up close photos of my Postcard Gift Box as well as a few tips and tricks.



Tip: Layer a variety of journaling & ephemera cards at the top of the book box to create depth.


Tip: Using the DIY Craft Paper, it gives you the ability to have pieces as long as 27” long.





Graphic 45 Supplies Used:
Floral Shoppe – Journaling & Ephemera Cards
- Staples: Book Box - Black

Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Blending Tool with Foam
- Hug N' Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Navy
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Roses: 10mm – Light Pink & Dark Pink and 20mm - Cream
- Glue Dots
- Sookwang Tape
- Paper Trimmer and Scissors
- Ruler

Make sure to stop by Kathy's & Marina's Blog:
- Marina's Blog: https://blaukitchen.com/

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our projects!


-Katelyn










Monday, May 28, 2018

Welcome Home Little One Card

   Happy Monday! Today, I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my Welcome Little One Card. My card features the Oh Baby! Collection from Simple Stories, embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company, 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 learn how to recreate my Welcome Little One Card at home.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Susan's Garden Release Day - Hello Card

It's a new release day over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, featuring Susan's Garden Club new dies release. 

For my project, I featured the new Shasta Daisy die, to create this pretty Hello card. This was my first time creating flowers and I think it may be one of my favourite new things. 


For the centers of the shasta daisies, I used Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. To colour the leaves, I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink as well as the green shades from the Pan Pastel Flower Colouring Kit #2 & #3. To shape the flowers and leaves I used Susan's Garden Flower Making set. 


From the Dotted Scallop Oval die, die cut the 3" oval out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut a 3 1/2" Dotted Scallop Oval out of yellow polka dot paper from the Thinking about....Grand Canyon Paper Pack. From the Stitched Rectangle die, die cut the 4 1/2" stitched rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the White Soft Finish Cardstock oval to the yellow polka dot oval. Foam square the yellow polka dot oval to the 4 1/2" Stitched Rectangle. Adhere the Shasta Daisies to the center of the White Soft Finish Cardstock oval. 


For the sentiment, the hello came from the Words 2 - Thinking of You die. Die cut the Hello out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over the Hello word. Adhere to the right of the ovals.


And here's the finished Hello card with all the elements together. 



You'll want to make sure to check out the rest of the projects the design team has created on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn & Blending Tool with Foam

- Katelyn


Monday, May 21, 2018

Shine Scrapbook Layout

Happy Monday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Shine Scrapbook Layout. For today's post, I created this Shine Scrapbook Layout for my mom for Mother's Day this year. I hope that my Shine Scrapbook Layout 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 the chipboard elements for my Shine Scrapbook Layout at home.

- Katelyn

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

All That Glitters Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For May's challenge it's all about using Silk Microfine Glitter. The inspiration for my project came from Becky's Vintage Gentleman die and the Silk Microfine Glitter from the Beach Set. With the Vintage Gentleman die in hand, I set out to create this masculine Happy Father's Day Card. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Happy Father's Day Card 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, you'll need the Dashing Squares. Die cut the 4 3/4" dashing square out of Navy Blue Polka Dot paper from the Thinking about...Polinesia paper. Die cut the 4 1/4" dashing square out of a piece of wood paper from the Wood Effects paper pack. Ink the edges of the squares using a blending tool with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.


From the Dashing Circles die, die cut the 3 1/4" circle out of Navy Blue Polka Dot paper from the Thinking about...Polinesia paper. From the Stitched Circles die, die cut the 2 3/4" circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam and Ground Espresso Distress Ink, ink the edges of the circles. 


Take the banners from the Celebration Flags die, die cut the banner out of Navy Blue Polka Dot paper from the Thinking about...Polinesia paper. Trim the banner down to four pennants. Die cut the banner a second time out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the banner down to five pennants.


From the Feathers die, die cut two feathers out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over each feather. Spritz the feathers with water. Set the feathers aside to dry.


Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Peel off the back off of the adhesive sheet and adhere it to the piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Words 3 - Happy Holidays, take the "happy", "fathers" and "day" words and place them onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock that has the adhesive on it. Run through your die cutting machine. Peel off the paper from the adhesive sheet on each word. Cover the words with one of the Blue Silk Microfine Glitter from the Beach Set. Once the words are covered with glitter, varnish the glitter with your finger. 


From the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that has adhesive on it and place the hat pieces from the Vintage Gentleman dies on it. Run through your die cutting machine. Peel off the paper from the adhesive sheet on each hat piece. Cover the hat pieces with Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter. Once the hat pieces are covered with glitter, varnish the glitter with your finger. 


Now it's time to assemble your card.

Adhere the 4 1/4" wood square piece to the 4 3/4" Navy Blue Polka Dot square. Adhere the White Soft Finish Cardstock circle to the Navy Blue Polka Dot circle. Foam square the navy blue polka dot circle 1/2" from the right and 3/4" from the bottom of the Navy Blue Polka Dot square.  


Adhere the feathers to the circle. Foam square the hat overtop of the feathers.


Adhere the "happy", "fathers" and "day" words to the right of the hat. Adhere the two banners in the top right corner of the card front.


Cut a cardbase from White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 5", score at 5". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase. 


Here are a few close up photos of the Happy Fathers Day Card.




And here's the finished Happy Fathers Day 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 Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favourite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May.18th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.


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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- Silk Microfine Glitter: Chocolate & Beach Set

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Ground Espresso, Distress Oxide Ink - Black Soot & Blending Tool & Foam
- Misc: Spritzer

- Katelyn

















Thursday, May 10, 2018

Botanical Tea Wall Hanging

Happy Thursday! I'm on Graphic 45's blog today sharing my Botanical Tea Wall Hanging  which features the Botanical Tea Deluxe Collectors Edition and the Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs 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 Aneta's fabulous project and the rest of the photos of my Botanical Tea Wall Hanging as well as a tutorial so that you can recreate it at home.


Tip: Use a Shabby Chic Metal Door Plate and layer it in amongst the flowers, chipboard elements ands postage stamps.





Tip: Fussy cut the rose and butterfly from a second 4”x6” ephemera card. Use 3D Foam Squares to adhere the fussy cut rose over top of the rose on the card and adhere the fussy cut butterfly over top of the butterfly on the card.




For a full tutorial on how I created my Botanical Tea Wall Hanging as well as some more photos of my project and to see Aneta's fabulous project, you'll want to stop by Graphic 45's blog


-Katelyn



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Botanical Tea Sneak Peek


 I have a sneak peek for you today of a new project, that will be on Graphic 45's blog. Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, May. 10th. 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 Thursday.

- Katelyn

Joset Designs Release Day - Relax Card

Happy Tuesday! It's a new release day over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, featuring Joset Designs new dies and stamps release. 

For my project, I featured a few of the new Joset Designs dies as well as one of the stamp sets, to create this fabulous Relax card. 


Using the Tropical Flowers die, I was able to create the two different sizes of the Hibiscus flowers out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. To colour the large flowers and the small centers of the hibiscus flowers, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. For the stamen, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink. The inked Hibiscus Flowers, centers and stamens were sprayed with water and then set aside to dry.


Along with the Hibiscus Flower, I also used the leaves from the Tropical Florals die. To colour the palm leaves, blend Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink overtop of the enter surface of the leaves. For the other fern like leaf, blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface. The inked leaves were sprayed with water and then set aside to dry.


For the center of the card, layer three different sizes of the Stitched Hexagons. Die cut the smallest stitched hexagon out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Relax stamp and stamp in the center of the White Soft Finish Cardstock stitched hexagon. Ink the edges of the stitched hexagons using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


You'll want to make sure to check out the rest of the projects the design team has created on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Distress Oxide Ink - Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick & Squeezed Lemonade & Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Kaisercraft: Island Escape - Ohana & Aloha

- Katelyn






Monday, May 7, 2018

Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Class at Country Lane

There's still time to register for my Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Class happening on Saturday, May.12th at Country Lane in Surrey, 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. 


Katelyn Grosart from Emerald Creek will be showing you the wildly popular embossing powders from Emerald Creek!!! You will make a card and a tag using the fabulous Baked Texture Embossing powders. The Vintage Beeswax is just amazing! Katelyn will be teaching this fabulous projects on Saturday, May.12th from 10:30am to 12:30pm The cost of the class is $30.00. To register for the class and to get a full list of supplies you need to bring, you can call Country Lane at 604-574-9088. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you in class!

-Katelyn

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Happy Mother's Day Gift Box

Happy Thursday! I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Happy Mother's Day Gift Box. To create my gift box I used some dies from Joset Designs 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 Mother's Day Gift Box, so that you're able to recreate it for your home. 

- Katelyn