Monday, April 29, 2019

Thinking of You Tag

I have one more post to share with you today.
I've been busy playing in my craft room this past weekend, playing with a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. With a few of my favourite dies in had, I set off and created this cute Thinking of You Tag. To create my tag, I've used dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio and a stamp set from Joset Designs. You'll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Thinking of You Tag at home.


To start, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 5". Place the rounded tag top from the Tags & More 9 - Sparkle die at the top of the piece of cardstock. Before running the die through your machine, place the die to cut the hole for the tag just below the rounded tag top. Die cut the reinforcement circle out of a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place your tag in the Lots of Dots embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the reinforcement circle and tag using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Adhere the reinforcement circle overtop of the hole on the tag.


Die cut the medium Beaded Circle Frame twice out of Kraft Cardstock.


Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the ModaScrap - Pink Cotton Candy Paper Pack. Cut the first patterned paper piece to 3 3/4" x 3 7/8". Cut the second patterned paper piece to 3 1/2" x 3 5/8". On the second piece of patterned paper, on the top right side of the paper, tear down a bit of the paper. On the second piece of patterned paper, on the bottom left side of the paper, tear up a bit of the paper. Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of each patterned paper piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a 3/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of Kraft Cardstock. Flip the banner to the other side and cut the banner on the other side. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the thinking of you sentiment and stamp on the banner. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut two Dandelion Fluff out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Adhere the 3 1/2" patterned paper piece to the 3 3/4" patterned paper piece. Adhere the 3 3/4" patterned paper piece to the tag. 


Adhere the first beaded frame to the middle of the 3 1/2" patterned paper piece. Adhere the other beaded frame overtop of the first beaded frame, making sure that some of the dots still show from the first beaded frame. Foam square the two dandelion fluffs to the middle of the beaded frames.


Foam square the thinking of you banner overtop of the middle of the dandelion fluffs.


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


Here are a few closeups photos of the finished tag.




Here is the finished Thinking of You Tag.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

- Tags & More 9 - Sparkle


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink- Ground Espresso and Blending tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink 
- Misc: Twine and Kraft Cardstock

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

- Katelyn 




Do Everything with Love Altered Frame

Happy Monday! I'm excited to be up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my Do Everything with Love Altered Frame. My altered frame features the a variety of products from Prima Marketing Inc, a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, 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 I recreate my Do Everything with Love Altered Frame.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Friday, April 26, 2019

Someday Home Decor Piece

Happy Friday! Today, I'm thrilled to be on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my Someday Home Decor Piece which features the awesome Fandom Collection. 




For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my Someday Home Decor Piece 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 25, 2019

Planner Post - Weekly Tag

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to be sharing with you my Weekly Tag for inside of my planner today. To create my weekly tag, I've used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials line. You'll want to read below to learn how I created my Weekly Tag.


To start, die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials -7 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. On a clear block, swipe Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink. Spritz the ink with water. Press the tag onto the block. Remove tag and set aside to dry.


Once the tag has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the hexagon stamp from the Pure Spring stamp and stamp randomly on the tag. Reapply the ink to the stamp and stamp again three more times. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Weekly stamp from the Bullet Journaling 3 stamp set and stamp at the top of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the girl from the Moments of Life stamp set and stamp onto a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Life is saying and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the two stars and stamp on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply ink to the two stars and stamp two more times on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink, watercolour the stars and the hair of the girl. Using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink, watercolour the skin and neck of the girl. Using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink, watercolour the three parts of the girl's sweater. Using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink, watercolour two parts of the girl's sweater and her eyes. To finish off colouring the girl, use Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, watercolour the lips on the girl. Fussy cut the girl and stars out. Fussy cut the saying out in strips. Ink the edges of all the fussy cut images and saying using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Use foam squares to adhere the girl in the bottom right side of the tag. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the saying to the left of her. Use foam squares to adhere the stars around the girl as desired.


Here are a few closeups of the finished Weekly Tag.




Here's the finished Weekly Tag.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade & Black Soot and a Blending tool with foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Waterbrush

- Katelyn



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Happy Spring Card

Happy Wednesday! I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Happy Spring Card, which features dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap as well as a stamp from Joset Designs.






I would love for you to go and check out the full tutorial on how to create my Happy Spring Card over on the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog


- Katelyn

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