Sunday, September 22, 2019

Boo! Planner Insert

I've been creating with Charlene van der Vorst new stamp sets this past week. For my project today, I created this Fall themed planner insert - Boo! to add in amongst my planner pages for September and October.  To create my insert, I've used a variety of stamps from Charlene as well as dies from Joset Designs and the Planner Essentials Collection. You'll want to read below as I have a full tutorial on how to recreate my planner insert at home. 


To start, die cut the planner insert from the Planner Essentials - 5 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance - Olive, Chartreuse and Orange over the insert. Spritz the powder with water. Allow the insert to dry.


Once the insert has dried, apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Autumn background stamp from the Autumn Surprise stamp set and randomly stamp on the planner insert as desired. Reapply ink when needed. Distress the edges of the page insert. Ink the edges of the page insert using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Boo! stamp from the Halloween Party stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the Boo! word out. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the word using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the pumpkin stamp from the Halloween Party stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Watercolour the pumpkins with a waterbrush using Tombow Markers 177 & 933. Allow the pumpkins to dry. Fussy cut the pumpkins out. Ink the edges of the pumpkins using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose three feathers from the Make a Wish stamp set. Apply Emboss It Ink to each of the feathers and  stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over each feather. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Watercolour the feathers with a waterbrush using Tombow Markers 977 & 969. Allow the feathers to dry. Fussy cut the feathers out. Ink the edges of the feathers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. To finish off the feathers, use a white gel pen to highlight some of the areas on each feather.


Choose two patterned papers from the Autumn Sunset collection by Prima. Die cut the 1 1/2" Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of one of the patterned papers. Cut the fishtail down to 3 3/4". Die cut the 1" Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of the other patterned paper. Cut the fishtail down to 3 3/8". Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the 1" fishtail to the 1 1/2" fishtail. Foam square the 1 1/2" fishtail to the middle top of the planner insert.


Adhere the three feathers to the middle of the 1" fishtail. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the pumpkins to the bottom right side of the feathers.


To finish the planner insert, foam square the Boo! sentiment 1/4" from the left and 3/4" from the top of the planner insert. 


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished planner insert.






Here is the finished Boo! Planner Insert.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink, Emboss It Ink and Mister
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and a Blending tool with Foam
- Prima Marketing: Autumn Sunset Collection
- Magenta Nuance: Olive, Orange and Chartreuse
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Tombow Markers: 177, 977, 969 & 933
- Misc: White Gel Pen and Waterbrush

- Katelyn




Saturday, September 21, 2019

Born with Greatness Card

Happy Saturday!
I'm excited to have a be over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today, where I'm sharing my Born with Greatness Card. My card features a variety of A Way With Words dies and stamps.






For a full tutorial on my card, you'll want to head over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for all the details. 

- Katelyn

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Joyful Wishes Card

Happy Thursday! 
I'm thrilled to be sharing with you today my Joyful Wishes Card which features dies from Joset Designs. This card is perfect to create for your Christmas Cards this year. You'll want to read below to learn how to recreate my Joyful Wishes Card at home.


The first four steps use the Village Edges die.

Die cut two large trees, two medium trees and one small tree out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the top portion of the trees.


Die cut the stars five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut off extra piece on the star, leaving you with the five single stars.


Die cut the first village edge out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the village down to 2 1/8". Die cut the other village out from a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut that village down to 1 5/8". Apply Stormy Sky Distress Ink to the Joyful Wishes stamp from the Joyful Wishes Stamp set and stamp at the bottom of the 1 5/8" village.


Die cut the fence out of piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fence down to 1 1/2", you will need the other piece you cut off.


Choose a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap: Let It Snow Paper Pack. Die cut the 4 3/4" Stitched Indented Square from the patterned paper. 


Die cut the 5 1/4" Stitched Indented Square from a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Adhere the 4 3/4" square to the 5 1/4" square.


Foam square the 2 1/8" village 2" from the top of the 4 3/4" square. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the 1 5/8" village to the bottom of the 4 3/4" square. 


Adhere the five stars at the top of the village. Adhere the five trees as desired around the Joyful Wishes sentiment.


Adhere the 1 1/2" fence to the bottom right side of the 1 5/8" village. Adhere the other fence piece to the bottom left side of the 1 5/8" village. To finish the card, cut a cardbase that measures 5 1/4" x 10 1/2", score at 5 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here's a few closeup photos of the the finished Joyful Wishes Card.






Here is the finished Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters & Stormy Sky and a Blending tool with foam

- Katelyn









Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September Planner Post #2 - September Title Page

I've been a little behind getting my planner set up for September. So while I was working in my planner, I created this September Title Page as a marker for the start of the month. To create my page, I've used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials line and Joset Designs. You'll want to read below to learn how to recreate my September Title Page at home.


From the Cozy Evening patterned paper, I used the blue woodgrain paper. Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials - 1 die out of the woodgrain paper. Flip the left over paper over and die cut a 1 1/2" Diagonal Stitched Fishtail and one of the Celebration Flags. Cut the celebration flag down to 4". Distress the edges of the page and fishtail. Ink the edges of all of the elements using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 1 7/8" Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the patterned paper with the cut aparts, cut one of the 3" x 4" frame as well as fussy cut two of the frames. Distress the edges of the two frames and the 3" x 4" frame. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the leaf paper, cut a piece that measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/4". Die cut the reinforcement circles from the Planner Essentials - 5 die out of the paper. Die cut the celebration flags out of the same paper. Cut the flags down to 3 1/2". From the Planner Essentials - 6 die, die cut the small rectangle out of the patterned paper. 
Flip the remaining patterned over. From the Planner Months die, die cut the September month from the paper. Die cut a label from the Planner Labels die out of the paper. Cut the label in half. From the Planner Essentials - 6 die, die cut the large rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the 3 1/4" rectangle and both smaller rectangles. Ink the edges of the reinforcement circles, label, flags, September word and rectangle pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Emboss It Ink to two of the mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder over the mushrooms. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Use a waterbrush and Tombow Markers 912, 296 & 990 to colour the mushrooms in. Fussy cut the mushrooms out. Ink the edges of the mushrooms using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the patterned paper reinforcement circles over top of the circles on the page. Adhere the 1 1/2" fishtail to the 1 7/8" fishtail. Foam square the 1 7/8" fishtail to the middle of the page.


Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the 3 1/4" rectangle to the middle of the fishtails. Adhere the 3" rectangle to the 3 1/4" rectangle. Adhere a half label to the top right portion of the 3" rectangle. Adhere the other half label to the bottom left portion of the 3" rectangle.


Adhere the small rectangle to the large rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere the large rectangle to the middle of the 3" rectangle. Adhere one of the frames on an angle. Adhere the other frame straight on overtop of the first frame. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the two mushrooms to the middle of the frame. Adhere the September word to the middle of the mushrooms.


To finish off the page, in the top right corner of the page, adhere the two celebration flags as desired.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished page.






Here is the finished September Title Page.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and a Blending tool with foam
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
- Tombow Markers: 912, 296 & 990
- Mintay: Cozy Evening Paper Pack
- Misc: Kraft Cardstock and Waterbrush

- Katelyn




Sunday, September 15, 2019

Elizabeth Craft Designs September Group Post - Trick or Treat: Halloween Projects

Happy Sunday!

We are switching things up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog this year and instead of having a designer challenge, we are having group posts each month. Each month the group post will have a theme and some or all of the design team members will participate. For September's theme it's all about Halloween! 

 For this month's group post, I created this Happy Halloween tag, the perfect halloween tag to add to a gift or a trick or treat bag. To create my tag, I've used dies from Joset Designs. Grab your favourite fall beverage and read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my tag at home. You'll also want to make sure to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out the rest of the team's projects. 


To start, you'll need some a couple pieces of halloween patterned paper. Die cut the 2 1/2" and 3" Stitched Indented Rectangles out of the patterned papers. Distress the edges of both pieces. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


From the Words 3 - Happy Holidays die, die cut the Happy Halloween sentiment out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the Iron Fence out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Rub Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron over the fence.


Die cut two bats from the Halloween Accessories die out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.


From the Haunted House set, die cut the house out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut the Spider Web from the Spider Web die out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the small spider web out of the center of the big spider web. Using a Clear Glitter pen, colour the small spider web.


Adhere the small spider web to the 3" rectangle. Adhere the 2 1/2" rectangle to the 3" rectangle.


Adhere the fence to the bottom portion of the 2 1/2" rectangle. Foam square the haunted house to the left hand side of the 2 1/2" rectangle.


Use foam squares to adhere the bats in the top right corner of the 2 1/2" rectangle. Adhere the Happy Halloween sentiment to the bottom right side of the rectangles. Punch a small hole at the top of the rectangles. Tie a piece of black twine through the hole.


Here are a few closeups of the tag.




Here's the finished Happy Halloween Tag.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:



Other Products Used:

- Wild Whisper Designs: Halloween Night Collection Pack
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: Clear Glitter Pen and Black Twine

- Katelyn