Winter sweater blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs „Winter sweater“ blog hop!!!Today the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team are having a special blog hop featuring the Winter Sweater die set. For this theme I created two Holiday cards using the Winter Sweater die cut die and some ModaScrap papers with Soft Finish Cardstock.

The hop started on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you may want to head over there now so you can start at the beginning of the hop. You do want to miss anything and there is lots to see!

I wanted to create a „Crazy Christmas Sweater“ kind of card, so I die cut the sweater from green, red and white paper and used the paper piecing technique to build the particular sweaters featured on the cards. For decoration I also added some Prills from the Elizabeth Craft Designs store. They make a fun detail to the sweaters.

The background pieces are cut with Dotted Scallop Squares from Soft Finish Cardstock and I´ve then added some background stamping (snowflakes) with Joset´s Winter Sentiments stamp set stamps and light grey and white stamp ink onto the cards. Finally I added a stamped seasonal sentiment to both of the cards and little details with a white gel pen.

I hope you enjoyed this winter sweater card idea and are having fun hopping with us!!! As a bonus to celebrate the blog hop, Elizabeth Craft Designs  is offering customers a 15% off the winter Sweater die using the code: „BRRR“ at checkout. This offer will last until Sunday, October 1.

Thank you for dropping by! Be sure to continue on the blog hop and click on the next person on the list which is Sandy Diller. Here are also all the blog links, just in case you lost track on the way 🙂

Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog

Selma Stevenson

Karen Nofziger

Frances Byrne

Sanna Lippert

Sandy Diller

Katelyn Grosart

Kelly Booth

Elena Anderson

Happy crafting and happy hopping,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

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