Die cut scrapbook layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone, it´s my turn to share a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. My passion for paper crafting originally started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum, to be more precise.

I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project is combining die cutting and scrapbooking. The basic die cutting forms (rectangles, squares, ovals and circles for example) can be used in so many different ways. On my layout I chose to make them the center of attention. The layout itself is very simple in style. I left quite a lot of white space on my layout and chose to die cut retro styled scrapbooking papers to match my late 1970´s color photo. Building this layout was a little bit like building a puzzle. Here is what I did:

Step 1: I first chose the photo, then picked papers I found suitable for the photo.
Step 2: Next I picked smaller sizes of the rectangle, square and fishtail die cut dies and arranged the die cut pieces next to the photo onto the white cardstock. This way I could pick suitable sizes and decide how I wanted the die cut paper pieces to be arranged on the finished page. Remember to take a picture when you have arranged all die cut dies onto the page, otherwise you will forget the order.

Step 3: Pick different patterned paper sheets and die cut the papers. I tried to use different designs next to each other for a more interesting, playful look.
Step 4: Adhere the background patterned paper and the white cardstock together with double sided adhesive and then start adhering the die cut squares and rectangles onto their predefined places. Adhere the photo and take a relatively large sticker where you can write the journaling in the end.

Step 5: Grab some white cardstock and die cut various Leafy Brances with your die cutting machine. Adhere the pieces onto the squares for additional detail. Leave some squares empty and fill some. That way the background will look more interesting to the eye.

Step 6: Add wood veneer pieces or other embellishments for additional decoration and use sticker letter to write the title of the page. That is basically all there is to this page. Depending on the colors and forms you choose, the result can look very different. I hope you give this idea a try!

Here is also a star-to-finish video for you to watch the various steps and to give you a better idea on how this layout came together:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Happy scrapping,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Leafy Branch 2
Pair of Leaves 1
Leafy Branch 3
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Cardstock
Dotted Scallop Squares
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Stitched Rectangles
Stitched Squares

Other:
Stickers
Alpha Stickers
Black pen
Wood veneer
Patterned Paper

Glitter cloud card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, today it is my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again and I´d like to share a clean and simple styled card with you. I was recently organizing my Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies and while doing it, had a card idea that I immediately needed to try.

Sanna LippertHere is how I went along creating this card:

  1. Adhere a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white cardstock. Cut two paperstrips in the width to fit the cloud die cut dies from the Rainbow Sky die cut set onto it.
  2.  Cut 13 pieces of clouds, using both cloud die cut sizes.
  3. Take a antistatic working surface (for example a coffee filter), place a jar of Warm Diamon Silk Microfine Glitter over the working surface, remove the protective sheet of the adhesive and start dibbing the clouds into the glitter. Polish the glitter with your finger and repeat until you have treated all 13 pieces the same way.
  4. Take a light blue alcohol marker and a blending pen. Draw a thin line with the light blue marker around the edges of the clouds. Using the blender pen, work your way from the edges towards the center of the card and blend the light blue color towards the center. Make sure you treat the whole cloud area with the blending pen to get an even result. Take a card base (10,5cm x 13,7cm) and a piece of white cardstock in the same size.
  5. Assembly the clouds onto the white cardstock and when you like the lineup, adhere them onto their places, except for the ones in the center of the card. Put those aside and adhere them after die cutting, use 3D foam tape to make the last cloud stand out from the rest of them.
  6. Place a Dotted Scallop Rectangles die cut die (the second largest in the set) onto the cloud paper and roll through a die cutting machine.
  7. Carefully remove the die cut rectangle piece from the die cutting machine – since the clouds are a bit sticky still, you will need to be careful to keep the paper from tearing.
  8. Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive strips from a roll onto the back of this die cut piece and adhere the background onto the card base.
  9. Add a preferred sentiment – I chose to use a hand written sentiment in black and some tiny alpha stickers – and embellish with half pearls in matching color.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertHere is a start-to-finish video about the card making process:

I hope you get inspired to try this idea out. I really enjoyed creating this glittery cloud background! Imagine how many beautiful backgrounds you could create this way just by changing the die cut die to match the occasion.

Happy creating,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rainbow Sky
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – roll
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – sheet
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:
Half pearls
white cardstock
Tiny alpha stickers
Alcohol marker – aqua
Alcohol blending pen