Gift giving – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies, it is again time to share the monthly Die Cut Design Team challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. This month´s theme is „Gift Giving„. My lavendar has been growing very nicely in the garden this year, so I gathered quite an amount and dried them to use later.
My boys always bring me all kinds of „junk“ and say: „Mum, I saved this for you as I think you might want to use it for something“. Mostly I do. These little bottles are from the „saved junk“  section too. So I combined the two things – the lavendar from my garden and the bottles. They make perfect little gifts, when repurposed and altered a little bit. Here is what I did:

I had washed the bottles in the dishwasher, then adhered a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and die cut the Leaf Pocket piece from it. Next I measured how high the piece had to be to cover the open area and fussy cut the piece into a right size. One Leaf Pocket die cut piece is enough to decorate two small bottles.

I then adhered the leaf pattern onto the bottles. Next I added some clear double sided adhesive tape onto the top and bottom parts of the leaf pattern and then covered the adhesive with a grey twine. That way both bottom and the top look finished and pleasing to the eye.

After this I filled the bottles with small, dried lavendar flowers and took a bottle cap/top to close them. I reused the caps from old wine bottles. Finally I added some „Bunch of Flowers 4“ pieces that I die cut from Soft Finish Cardstock to the bottles as an additional decorational piece. I used the metal tool set to mold the flowers and placed them on top of each other to create a more dimentional look. A little half pearl creates the center of the flower. Finally I took the leftover, negative piece, of the flowers and created a card around it.
The card is very tiny, but it works perfectly with the small bottle size. I layered the negative flower die cut piece on top of a piece of moss bluegreen burlap. That matches the lavendar color perfectly! For decoration I used the same half pearls as on the flower centers and added some faux stitching along the edges and finished the card off with a stamped sentiment. That´s it!

This present is already on it´s way to it´s new owner :). I hope she likes it and enjoys the lavendar scent when she removes the caps.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners. To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell „What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?” Elizabeth Craft Designs will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Hugs – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies! I am just popping in today to share a quick card with you. This one is made with one of my fave background die cut dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love this heart pattern!

Basically the card consists of the die cut paper piece, matted onto a piece of patterned paper. Then a stamped sentiment from a Joset Designs clear stamp set and some paper flowers and liquid pearls for decoration. Fast, fun and easy!

Hope your day runs as smoothly as this card was easy to create!!!
Have a lovely day,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Patterned paper
Paper flowers
Liquid pearls
Heart Background
General Sentiments Clear Stamp Set

Hello love – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy 2017!! It´s time for my first blog post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for this year and I wanted to create something monochromatic this time. It has been snowing where I live and the fresh falling snow inspired me to create this card. I wanted to make something simple, but still playful. My plan from the beginning was to  use kraft cardstock with an ivory card base.

Here is what I did:
1. Take the Circle Background die cut die and cut a slightly bigger piece of kraft cardstock. Then die cut the paper using a die cutting machine.
2. After die cutting the piece, remove the „loose“ pieces and separate the circle ones and keep those. Toss the other pieces, as you will not be needing them.
3. Adhere the plain background part onto the ivory card base.
4. Take the round pieces and place them into a cardboard box where you can mist them without making a mess on your desk. Take white acrylic paint and dilute it with water until it´s nice and fluid, but not too much. You will need to find the right consistency that works for you, so you might want to practice on a separete piece of paper first. Then take a paint brush, add some diluted paint onto the brush and start dabbing with another brush onto it. This way you will get nice even splatters and smaller splatters too. You can add bigger ones with the rear end of the paint brush, just by dibbing it into paint and then onto the paper. Again, you might want to practice first.
5. Let air dry and then adhere the round pieces on their places. Next take the General Sentimenst set and using embossing ink, stamp the image onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Then apply white embossing powder over it, remove the residue and heat set with a heat gun. After that take the Stitched Fishtail Banners set and die cut the embossed piece with one of those.
6. Finally, apply some shabby white embossing enamel on top of the card very freely, heat set with a heat gun. You need to heat set from underneath, otherwise the enamels will fly across the room.
7. Decorate with a piece of wood veneer or another embellishment of your choice.

I hope you enjoyed this simple idea and get inspired to try it out yourself! I just love the combination of white/ivory and kraft together, but you could always go for another monochromatic color combination, if you prefer another one more. Have fun!

Happy creating,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Circle Background
Stitched Fishtail Banners
General Sentiments

Other:
White high impact paint by Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
VersaMark ink
Stamp block
Frantáge shabby white embossing enamels
Heat tool
Wood veneer heart