Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tea Gift Bag

Happy Tuesday!
I have a new post over on Quietfire Design blog today, where I'm sharing my Tea Gift Bag which features a variety of Quietfire stamps and A Way With Words Dies.




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, April 19, 2019

Love is the Flower Tag

Happy Friday! Today, I'm excited to be on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my Love is the Flower Tag which features the brand new Floral Collection. 






For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my Love is the Flower 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 projects all month featuring the Floral and Fandom collections.


- Katelyn

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

It's that time of year for Graphic 45's Design Team Call and this year I decided I would apply for it again. I thoroughly enjoyed my time being on their team from 2016 - 2018. 
For my audition piece, I have created a tutorial for my See the Beautiful tag featuring the new Kaleidescope collection. I hope you enjoy my creation!


For my tag, I used a variety of the papers and embellishments from the Kaleidoscope Collection as well as some of the Staples from the Staples Collection to decorate my tag. To add some extra interest on my tag, I cut down a ATC policy envelope and tucked it in behind the card giving some extra room to write a special note. 


To finish the centres of the flowers I used the awesome new Matte Pearl Gems, I think these are my new favourite Staple. 


Here are a few more closeups of my tag.




For a complete tutorial of my See the Beautiful Tag, head to my Snapguide.




Graphic 45 Supplies Used:

- Kaleidoscope Collection: 12x12 Patterns & Solids, Boldly Brilliant, Kaleidoscope, Rainbow of Colour, Tags & Pockets, Cardstock Stickers and Journaling & Ephemera Cards
- Staples Collection: Regular Tag Album - Black, Regular Tag & Gears Metal Dies, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes, ATC Policy Envelopes - Black and Matte Pearl Gems

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a Blending Tool with foam
- Misc: Black Seam Binding Ribbon


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and looking at my design team audition. It would be a privilege to be apart of the Graphic 45 Design Team!

-Katelyn 




Friday, April 12, 2019

The Burrows Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday! Today, I'm thrilled to be on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my The Burrows Happy Birthday Card which features the Fandom Collection. 




For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my The Burrows Happy Birthday Card 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 projects all month featuring the Floral and Fandom collections.


- Katelyn

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Real Voyage of Discovery Wall Hanging

Happy Thursday!
I have a new post over on Quietfire Design blog today, where I'm sharing my The Real Voyage of Discovery Wall Hanging which features a variety of Quietfire stamps and A Way With Words Dies.


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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Planner Post - April Tittle Page

Happy Wednesday! I'm thrilled to be sharing with you my April Tittle Page from my planner today. To create my tittle page spread, I've used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials line and patterned paper from ModaScrap. You'll want to read below to learn how I embellished my tittle page.


For the base of my tittle page, I used the new Planner Essentials - 9 die and cut the page out of a patterned paper piece from the Wood Effect paper pack.


To create the layered label for the April page, I started by die cutting rectangles and holder out of kraft cardstock and the same patterned paper I used for the base of my page. To add some interest on the kraft cardstock rectangle and rectangle holder, I applied Potting Soil Archival Ink to the grid stamp from the Patterns 1 stamp set and randomly stamped on each piece. Reapplying the ink as desired. The month was die cut from the Planners Month die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. To finish the embellishing of the month, I die cut a label out of black cardstock from the Planner Labels die. Ink the edges of the rectangles and rectangle holder using Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink.


In behind the rectangle holder, I die cut the multiple rings twice from the Planner Essentials - 10 die out of kraft cardstock. From the same Planner Essentials - 10 die, die cut the square strip die twice out of black cardstock. Cut one of the square strips down to three squares.


Here's the finished April Tittle Page.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

- ModaScrap: Wood Effect Paper Pack 

Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink and a Blending tool with foam
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink

- Katelyn



Monday, April 8, 2019

Happy Easter Card

Happy Monday!  Easter is only 13 days away and I have been busy creating some Easter cards perfect to give to that special someone in your life. Today's project is a Happy Easter Card for Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog. I hope that my card 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 I created my Happy Easter Card at home.

- Katelyn


Friday, April 5, 2019

Be Honest, Be Nice, Be a Flower Wall Hanging

Happy Friday! Today, I'm excited to be on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my Be Honest, Be Nice, Be a Flower Wall Hanging which features the brand new Floral Collection. 


For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my Be Honest, Be Nice, Be a Flower Wall Hanging 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 projects all month.


- Katelyn

Monday, April 1, 2019

Elizabeth Craft Designs April Group Post - All About Easter

Happy Monday!

We are switching things up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog this year and instead of having a designer challenge, we are now 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 April's theme it's all about Easter Projects!

Easter is only 20 days away it's time to start thinking about creating some Easter Cards. For this month's group post, I created this cute Easter Card, perfect to give to that special someone in your life. To create my card, I've used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio, Joset Designs and ModaScrap as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. Grab your favourite 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 make sure to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out the rest of the team's projects. 


To start, from the Elegant Easter Eggs - Small, die cut the plain egg, intricate egg and then use the die for the plain egg to cut the intricate egg out of the cardstock, bow and band out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Picked Raspberry Distress Ink overtop of the intricate egg. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink overtop of the intricate egg.


From the Words 3 - Happy Holidays die, die cut the Happy Easter sentiment out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shaded Lilac Distress Ink overtop of the Happy Easter sentiment.


From the Trio of Leaves die, choose one of the leaves. Die cut one of the leaves four times out of White Soft Cardstock.  Using a blending tool with foam, blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink overtop of the leaves.


Choose four flowers from the Small Flower Set. Die cut two of the flowers twice each out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut two of the other flowers twice each out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the centers of the flowers twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using a blending tool with foam, blend Picked Raspberry Distress Ink overtop of three of the flowers and three centers.  Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shaded Distress Ink overtop of the three flowers and three centers.




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


Choose two pieces of patterned paper from ModaScrap's Butterfly Dream Paper Pack. Die cut the 4 3/4" Dashing Square out one of the patterned papers. Cut the other patterned paper down to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 4 1/4" Dashing Square out of Kraft Cardstock. In the top right corner, tear some of the cardstock down. In the bottom left corner, tear some of the cardstock up. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink with a blending tool and foam.


Adhere the kraft cardstock square to the 4 1/4" patterned paper square. Foam square the 4 1/4" kraft cardstock square to the 4 3/4" square.


Adhere the first entwined circle to the middle of the kraft cardstock square. Adhere the other entwined circle overtop of the first entwined circle. 


Adhere the intricate egg together. Foam square the intricate egg to the middle of the entwined circles.


In the bottom right side of entwined circle, adhere three flowers and two leaves. In the top left side of the entwined circle, adhere the other three flowers and two leaves. In the bottom left hand corner of the cardfront, adhere the Happy Easter. 
To finish off your card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4" x 9 1/2", score at 4 3/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeups of the card.






Here's the finished Happy Easter Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade & Picked Raspberry and Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: Kraft Cardstock

- Katelyn




Sunday, March 31, 2019

Miss You Tag

Happy Sunday! Spring is in the air and I've been busy playing with the die Ready to Bloom from ModaScrap. With the Ready to Bloom die in had, I set off and created this cute Miss You Tag. To create my tag, I used dies from ModaScrap, Planner Essentials, a stencil from A Way With Words and a stamp set from Joset Designs. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Miss You Tag at home.


To start, you'll need a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Miss You stamp and stamp onto the scrap piece of cardstock. Cut the sentiment in half. Distress the edges of each piece. Ink the edges of each piece using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Planner Essentials 2 die, you'll need the large tag. Die cut the large out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Dotty stencil over top of the tag. Sprinkle Mango Tango, Rosebud and Aquamarine Magenta Nuance Powder through the stencil. Spritz the stencil with water and then remove the stencil. Once the tag has dried, distress the edges. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the Ready to Bloom die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Spring Green and Aquamarine Magenta Nuance overtop of the bloom. Spritz the bloom with water.


Adhere the Ready to Bloom image to the left hand side of the tag. Cut the bottom of the bloom to your desired length.


Use foam squares to adhere the Miss You Sentiment to the right hand side of the tag. 


To finish off the tag, tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag.


Here are a few closeups of the finished tag.




Here's the finished Miss You Tag.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot and Blending tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Mister
- Magenta Nuance: Aquamarine, Mango Tango, Rosebud and Spring Green
- Misc: Twine

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. I hope that I've inspired you to recreate my Miss You Tag at home.

- Katelyn 


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Congratulations Card

Happy Thursday!
I have a new post over on Quietfire Design blog today, where I'm sharing my Congratulations Card which features a variety of Quietfire stamps and A Way With Words Dies.


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, March 25, 2019

Believe Double Page Scrapbook Layout

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my Believe Double Page Scrapbook Layout. My layout features the Say Cheese 4 Collection from Simple Stories, 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 all about how I created my Believe Double Page Scrapbook Layout.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn