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

Happy Valentine – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there lovelies. So Christmas – and that holiday related paper projects – is somewhat done and dusted for a while again and it is time to start thinking about the next holidays, crafty wise, that is. Thus, how about Valentines? It is actually not that far away anymore, so better get those pinkish papers and heart designs out and start crafting, right? I did :).

And I created these two cards:

Here is what I did:
1. Take the Heart background die cut die and two pieces of colored Soft Finish Cardstock of your choice (I chose to use the thones Misty Mauve and Pink Peach). Cover the cardstock with clear Double Sided Adhesive and place the die cut die over the paper. Run thru your di cutting machine and repeat with the second piece.
2. First remove the loose parts of the hearts from both background pieces and leave them for later. Next adhere the heart background onto a card base. Then adhere the loose heart background pieces onto their places, just always use the „fillings“ from the other card. That way you get a more interesting image.  Repeat until all pieces are filled and adhered on their places. I left a few empty and added some glitter glue to those areas for additional interest.
3. Now die cut the word Valentine from the Love Sentiments set out of the same cardstock tones you used for the background or from Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add glitter to the adhesive piece (I used Pink Peony Silk Microfine Glitter here).
4. Use the Stitched Fishtail Banners to cut ivory cardstock into right size. Adhere the die cut word onto the banners.
5. Finally, decorate the cards with wooden hearts, stickers, glitter, pearls or flowers. Or whatever you feel works the best.

The Die Cut Design Team girls all did their take on this months theme „From The Heart“. Just follow this link to see what they have been upto. There are some amazing creations waiting for you at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. And you can find all these die cut dies over at the „coming soon“ section, if you´d like to take a better look on this LOVEly release!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach
Soft Fiinish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Silk Microfine Glitter – Peony Pink
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – Roll
Heart Background
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Love Sentiments

Other:
Wooden and cork hearts
Stickers
Resin flower brad
Tattered Angels Silk Glimmer Mist

Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´ my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again today. The Flower Cluster 1 die cut die for some reason reminds me of a poinsettia in a way. When I realized that I already knew that I wanted to try and use that die cut die for Christmas themed cards. Here is what I came up with: Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards I on purpose chose colors that would be more Christmas like – greens, blues, reds and white. That way the die cut die would not immediately bring summer to mind.

Here is how I did the cards:
1. Take Whisper Blue & White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut several pieces into a size of approximately 10 x 13,5 cm.
2. Take the Flower Cluster 1 die cut die and place it over the precut cardstock pieces where you want the image to be in the end. Run through your die cutting machine. Remove the residue pieces and put the die cut pieces aside.
3. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the die cut white and light blue cardstock pieces.
4. Now adhere the die cut flower cluster pieces onto the open spaces and use a protective foil from the adhesive sheet to „rub“ the piece onto it´s place. Make sure not to touch the adhesive surface with your fingers. The glitter will not stick to the surface well, if you touch it with your fingers.
5. Next pick a few Silk Microfine Glitter colors and pour the glitter into the open adhesive areas. Place a coffee filter under the card, before pouring the glitter. Dab the residue off and polish the surface with your finger.
6. Gather the residue glitter from the coffee filter back to the jar.
7. Stamp a seasonal sentiment with the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set onto each card and decorate the flowers with matching half pearls.

Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cardsI also recorded a short video about the creating process for you to watch. Hope you like it!

And while I was at it, I made quite a few cards, but they are actually all different, as I always changed the glitter color on each card. That way I am still staying true to my motto of not making a single similar card for Christmas. Here are a few more I made:
Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards

Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards

I hope you get inspired to play with glitter – it is perfect for the upcoming holiday season and create some handmade Christmas cards of your own. Have fun!!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Silk Microfine Glitter – Cool Diamond
Silk Microfine Glitter – Dark Mint
SilkMicrofine Glitter – Bright Cranberry
Silk Microfine Glitter – Blue Green
Silk Microfine Glitter – Sea Glass
Silk Microfine Glitter – Blue Streak
Silk Microfine Glitter – Bright Grape
Silk Microfine Glitter – Spreckled Indigo
Silk Microfine Glitter – Miner´s Gold
Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Flower Cluster 1
Winter Sentiments clear stamp set

Other:
Black stamp ink
White card bases
Half pearls

Christmas card set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it is my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today again. How many Christmas/Seasonal cards do you send every year? I need quite a big pile for friends and family each year and it has become a tradition to make sure they are all handmade and every single one is different. Quite a challenge, right? Here is a start – a set of four, now I only need 40-something more!

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert

1. For the first card take a piece of Misty Mauve Soft Finish Cardstock and cut it into a size of 14,5 x 10 cm. Then take the A Way With Words – Noel die cut die and cut 3 pieces out of the Misty Mauve cardstock. Try to align the words in one line symmetrically underneath each other. Next take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and attach a piece of old book paper onto it using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Then again gut 3 A Way With Words – Noel die cut pieces from that paper. Now adhere the Misty Mauve cardstock onto a white card base. Then adhere the old book paper Noel die cuts into the middle and use tweezers to adhere and fill in the open spaces with the leftover pieces of the Misty Mauve cardstock. This is a little time consuming, but worth the effort. Finally apply white ink splatters onto the surface. Let dry properly and then attach a matching ribbon.

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert2. For the second card take another piece of old book paper and tone it light blue with blue spray ink. Let dry. Then take Rosebud and White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Winter Mittens die cut set and cut the ribbon and the solid mitten pieces with the Rosebud tone and the upper pieces from the white Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere onto each other either using Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting or using a good paper glue afterwords. Decorate the mittens with glitter glue and adhere them onto their places. Finally take a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments die cut set and stamp it onto a piece of white cardstock. In the banner with pink Distress Ink and attach to the card with a stapler. The second card is finished.

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert3. For the third card take a piece of white cardstock and cut it into a size of 14 x 10 cm. Color it light blue with a spray ink and let dry. Take the Through the Lens – Wood paper pack and die cut the Sled from the wooden paper. Take a piece of old book paper for die cutting the poinsettias and the leaves. Stamp a sentiment with Winter Sentiments clear stamp set onto a piece of old book paper with black stamp ink and fussy cut along the edges. Attach a piece of hemp cord onto the sled and ink the poinsettia and the leaves with red and green Distress Ink. Adhere the blue background paper onto a white card base, then adhere the sled and the flowers on their places. Decorate with gems, adhere the sentiment on it´s place and outline the card with a black pen.

Christmas cards - Sanna Lippert4. For the fourth card again cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock into a size of 14 x 10 cm. Place it inside the Flower Mosaic embossing folder and run it thru your die cutting machine. Next take the smallest Entwined Circle die cut die and cut a piece of green felt with it. After that stamp a Winter Sentiment onto white cardstock and color the background with light green Distress Ink. Fussy cut along the lines. Next all you need to do is to adhere all the pieces onto their places and decorate with a felt bow and some cork stars.

Christmas cards - Sanna LippertYou can of course create sets of each card while you are at it. That way you will be done with your Christmas card creating in no time. I will need to come up with more cards, so I bet you will be seeing a few more popping up also over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog too!

Happy creating,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Joset Designs – Sled
A Way With Words – Noel
Els van de Burgt Studio – Entwined Circles
Joset Designs – Winter Mittens
Joset Designs – Winter Sentiments clear stamp set
Flower Mosaic – Embossing Folder
Misty Mauve – Soft Finish Cardstock
Rosebud – Soft Finish Cardstock
White – Soft Finish Cardstock
Through the Lens – Wood
Green Felt
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Tweezers

Other:
Big Shot die cutting machine
Old book paper
Blue and white spray ink
Cork stars
Felt bow
Pink, light green and red Distress Ink
Black pen
Ribbon and hemp cord
Rhinestones
Glitter glue and stapler

Wishing you a colorful day – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! It´s my turn today over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a set of Soft Finish Cardstock cards. These are again very clean and simple in style and quick and easy to make. I was looking for a soft and nice fall color combination and came up with this one. I really like the color tones of the Soft Finish Cardstock line. They all combine so well together. This is how I created my cards:
Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 1. Cut a 14,5 x 10 cm sized piece of Misty Mauve, Perfect Purple, Pink Peach and Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. Then take the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut die and cut 3 strips of white Soft Finish Cardstock with it.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

2. Take the colored Soft Finish Cardstock pieces and run them thru your die cutting machine again using the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut to cut them in 1/3 and 2/3 pieces. This way you will have 2 parts and the garland piece to use from those papers.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 3. Now take a white card base and glue the colored cardstock pieces overlappingly onto the card base. Adhere the white garland pieces between two colors along the die cut line. Take the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp the „wishing you a colorful day“ sentence onto a piece of white cardstock. Cut into banners. Adhere the sentiment with a paper flower and some enamel dots onto the card base and the first card is done.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 4. For the second card repeat steps 2 and 3. This time however use the colored garland pieces, instead of white ones. Always adhere a different tone between the two base colors for more interest. Ink the stamped sentiment and glue that, the garlands and the paper flowers on their places. This card is now done.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

These cards are so fast and easy to do. You can create different looks by changing the cardstock colors, the garland shape and the sentiment. You can create ombre effects by choosing similar tones or do a playful looking card with bold colors. Whatever you prefer. And while you are at it, make several sets, you never know when a handmade card might be needed. Have fun!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Soft Finish Cardstock – Perfect Purple
Soft Finish Cardstock – Sunflower
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach
Soft Finish Cardstock – White
Joset Designs – Winter Sentiments clear stamp set
Els van de Burgt Studio – Holiday Garlands 2
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other:
Big Shot die cutting machine
Paper flowers
Enamel Dots
Distress Ink – wild honey
Black stamp ink

Clean and simple cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

Hello everyone, today I´m sharing a set of clean and simple (and fast and easy) cards with you hare on my blog and over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog! I got inspired to create these card, when I was organizing my stash and stumbled upon some paper clips. A stamp set from Joset Designs and some Els van de Burgt Studio paper and Speech Bubble Edgy Options dies is all I needed. Here is how I created the cards:

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

1: Let´s start with the first card. Take a sheet of Through the Lens – Metal paper and use one of the Speech Bubble Edgy Options die cut dies to cut the paper into two pieces with a die cutting machine.
2: Fussy cut a small white banner and white a sentiment on it with a black pen. I used the sentiment „you´re a good hang“, as I used a coat hanger paper clip on the card. Attach this piece with a brown brad onto the die cut paper piece. Adhere the Through the Lens – Metal paper onto a white card base.
3: Wrap some twine around the upper portion of the card. Using a white gel pen add a line and some dots for decoration. Finally use the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set to stamp a sentiment onto the lower right corner of the card. Your first card is done in less than 10 minutes!

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

4: For the second card repeat the above steps and add some black faux stitching around the card base with a black pen. Add some puffy stickers to the stamped black sentiment for a fun detail. Since the paper clip on this card is an airplane, I added a hand written banner sentiment around that theme to be combined with the „let´s have some fun“ stamp sentiment. The second card is also done in no time!

Sanna Lippert - CAS die cut card set

5: For the last card, die cut another Through the Lens – Metal paper set sheet and adhere it to the card base.
6: Now stamp a Winter Sentiment with black ink onto a separate piece of white paper and fussy cut it into a banner form.
7: Ink the edges of the sentiment banner and adhere to the card. Add enamel dots for decoration.
8: Take a piece of white paper and ink only the word fun from the Winter Sentiment clear stamp set and stamp it three times onto the paper. Hand draw a speech bubble around the stamped words and fussy cut it. Adhere the dog paper clip and the DIY speech bubble onto the card. Add faux stitching around the edges with a black pen. This card is also finished in no time!

Now you have a fun set of card and depending on what kind of embellishments and/or paper clips you choose to use, you can create fun card sets. The Winter Sentiment stamp set works for other purposes and occations too, as you can see. I hope you get inspired to try out the fun Speech Bubble Edgy Options die cut set with some of the stamp sets in the store and create funny cards for your friends and loved ones!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Speech Bubble Edgy Options
Winter Sentiments
Through the Lens – Metal
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Soft Finish Cardstock

Other:
Paper clips
Brad
Enamel Dots
Black pen & ink
Twine

Art journal page – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by the city, the good food and of course Gaudi´s work. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.  Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die cut die set by Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set by Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut „tree trunks“ from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the „tree trunks“.
6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
7. Next stamp with black waterproof stamp ink random patterns to the background.
8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pen.
9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
10. Die cut 2 sets of Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment „never stop growing!“ onto the page.
12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageI hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use up the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Macarons
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Other:
Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp – office supply store
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Spray inks – Tattered Angels
Yellow acrylic paint – Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
Gesso – Liquitex

Snowflake cards and a tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi everyone, today I´d like to share a set of Snowflake cards, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs product, with you. I know that it is a bit early for winter themed cards, but the minute I saw the Brrrr-sentiment die cut die, I had to make something fun with it. Here are a few ideas on how to use the same die cut dies in different ways.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsHere is how I created the two cards and the present tag:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 1: Take a piece of True Blue and White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut those into a size of 14,5 x 10 cm. Then cut a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock into the same width, but slightly longer. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Soft Sky toned cardstock piece and start by cutting one Brrrr sentiment and several little snowflakes out of that paper with your die cutting machine.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 2: Now adhere the True Blue piece onto a white card base and start adhering the Soft Sky toned snowflakes on top. Also adhere the Brrrr sentiment onto the bottom part of the card.Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 3: Now die cut 3 more Brrrr sentiments out of white cardstock and adhere those on top of the light blue one. This way your get a dimensional sentiment for your card.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 4: After adhering all sentiment pieces on top of each other, add a thin layer of Crackle Accents on top for additional frosty effect. Let dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 5: Take a small piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut some tiny hearts – heart from the Poppy the Owl set – and then color them with a red marker. Add a „cuddle weather“ hand written sentiment underneath the die cut word and adhere the hearts around the words. Next apply some Crackle Accents on top of the hearts. Let air dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 6: Now that we still have a really nice piece of leftover cardstock from the first project, why not create a second card with the negative piece. Adhere the Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock leftover piece onto a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock piece.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 7: Take the Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles die cut die and die cut a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock with it. Use the biggest frame for this card and safe the other pieces for another project.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 8: Adhere the Soft Sky snowflake background piece on a white card base and then adhere the frame on top. Add white texture spray splatters onto the light blue surface for additional interest. Let air dry. Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 9: Cut two Brrrr words from the Café au Lait paper and one additional one out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer on top of each other leaving the white piece on top.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 10: Apple some Crackle Accents on top of the sentiment for additional interest. Decorate with a white gel pen and some light blue half pearls.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 11: Now we still have the protection sheet pieces of the snowflake die cut piece left over. You can use both parts, the negative and the positive to decorate yet further backgrounds. Use them as a stencil with inks and/or glitter. I chose to use only the small snowflakes on a white tag to create a fun glitter snowflake background. First adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the tag, then attach the little snowflake sheet pieces onto the adhesive.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards

Step 12: Apply a first layer of glitter onto the sticky surface (just in case you want to see a how-to tutorial on that, follow this link to a video tutorial), use a paint brush to brush off any residue glitter. Then use your finger to polish the glitter and only after that remove the little snowflake pieces. I used the Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter tone for this layer.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 13: For the second layer apply the Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter tone over the surface, then brush off the residue with a paint brush and polish the surface with your finger. The stronger the tone different between the glitter colors, the better the contrast.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 14: Die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere onto the tag. Decorate with ribbon, lace and a Fimo DIY mold button. Now all three pieces are done. There would still be the option to use the negative die cut protection sheet of the adhesive as a stencil with ink. Thank would be a perfect DIY stencil for creating yet another fun snowflake background. I did´t give that a try, but you could. Here are the final projects once more:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsSee how you start with one card and that leads to another and yet another idea and in the end you have created a bunch of project at once only by using all the bits and pieces and adding small details as you go. I hope you get inspired to try some of these ideas out, and if you are not quite yet in the mood for winter themed cards, grab another word die cut die and create something for fall or for a birthday for example. Have fun!!!

Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Brrrr
Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock
Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock
True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles
Merry Christmas
Poppy the Owl
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:
White card bases
Big Shot
Paint brush
Red Marker – Copic
Crackle Accents – Ranger
Half Pearls – Kaisercraft
Lace, Ribbon
Texture Spray – Imagine Crafts
White gel pen
Black pen

Quick birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Who does not know the situation, when you suddenly need a nice birthday card, but have nothing ready? And you really don´t want to buy one from the store, as you can create ones yourself too :-). How about a card with bold cardstock strips on white background? This is what I came up with when I needed to create two birthday cards really quickly:

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday card This is how the cards came together:

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 1: Pick a total of 12 Soft Finish Cardstock colors and cut paper strips in size of 1,5 x 17 cm out of them. I chose to use different colors for every single die cut strip, but you could also use only a color or two for a different look. Now adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of all cardstock pieces before die cutting them. This will make adhering them on the card base much easier. Take the Bread Strings 1 die cut die and use the two straight dies to die cut 12 strips of cardstock. Keep both the positive and the negative pieces for the cards.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 2: Cut two Happy Birthday sentiments from black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 3: Adhere the paper strips onto at white card base and align the pieces next to each other, but in various lengths. This makes the background more interesting for the eye. Cut the residue pieces off. You can use them on a future project like an ATC card of a present tag. This way nothing goes to waste.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 4: Adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment on top of the card. Decorate the surface with for example puffy hearts, black texture spray splatters and golden half pearls.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 5: Now take a second white card base and adhere the negative die cut pieces, align them next to each other starting from the top of the card and vary the length of the strips for more interest. Finally adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment on the bottom and decorate with puffy hearts, half pearls and black texture spray. This is what the finished cards look like:

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardSanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardThese cards are so much fun to make and very fast and easy to create. Just imagine the variations you could create by changing the card base colors, maybe adding a few Silk Microfine Glitter strips in between or just doing a monochromatic card!! I think I need to try that next. Thanks for stopping by – hope you enjoyed this fast and easy card idea!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Celadon Green
Soft Finish Cardstock – Olive Twist
Soft Finish Cardstock – Whisper Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock – Bonnie Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock – Time for Teal
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pewter
Soft Finish Cardstock – Mustard
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pale Peach
Soft Finish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Soft Finish Cardstock – Perfect Pink
Soft Finish Cardstock – Rosebud
Soft Finish Cardstock – Rich Black
Soft Finish Cardstock – True Green
Bead Strings 1
Happy Birthday
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other:
Big Shot
Scissors
Puffy heart stickers
Half pearls
Black texture spray
White card bases

A set of maritime ATC cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, my turn again today at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a project. This time it is a set of maritime ATC cards.

Sanna LippertI love summer, sand and sea and therefore chose to create ATC cards around this theme. The new Joset Designs die cut dies are just perfect for creating such artist trading cards!! Here are the steps on how to create these ATC cards:

Sanna LippertStep 1: Cut a piece of the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper into a size of 64mm x 89 mm (or 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch).Sanna LippertStep 2: Apply golden texture paste onto the piece of paper through a stencil with a palette knife. Let air dry.Sanna LippertStep 3: Take the „wave“ die cut die from the Boat die cut set and cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock – Mustard with the die. Adhere to the left side of the ATC.Sanna LippertStep 4: Apply some black ink splatters onto the background. Let air dry. Attach a piece of twine with a stapler onto the background, on top of the Mustard cardstock piece.Sanna LippertStep 5: Adhere another piece of Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper onto a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and use the boat´s wheel die cut from the Boat die cut set to cut 3 pieces from the paper. Adhere next to the Mustard cardstock piece.Sanna LippertStep 6: Use an old typewrite to write a sentiment for the ATC card, outline the words with a black pen.
Sanna LippertStep 7: For the second ATC, use the negative piece of the previously used Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper and adhere that onto a piece of Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Add a wavy border and a piece of twine, like on the previous ATC card. Ink the edges with Distress Ink Vintage photo. Die cut some more boat´s wheel pieces, this time from the Mustard toned cardstock. Attach those onto the open spaces (include the whole piece, do not remove any parts). Apply Glossy Accents to mimic the boat´s wheel shape. Let air dry properly.Sanna LippertStep 8: Again add a typewrite sentiment and outline the words with a black pen. For additional interest, adhere small wood veneer pieces on top.
Sanna LippertStep 9: Again cut a piece of Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper into the ATC card size. Take a piece of Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock and attach a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Use the Seaweed die cut die to cut a piece of coral. Adhere onto the background. Don´t throw the negative piece away, we will use it later. I love using both the positive and negative parts!
Sanna LippertStep 10: Cut the Seahorse from a piece of white cardstock. The pieces are again backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Color with blue and pink Distress Ink.Sanna LippertStep 11: Adhere the Seahorse next to the coral piece. Apply some glitter glue here and there on the Seahorse piece for a fun detail. Sanna LippertStep 12: Draw circles with a white pen onto the background to add movement and interest. Sanna LippertStep 13: Add a typewriter sentiment, outline with a black pen and add doodling around the edges. Sanna LippertStep 14: For the last ATC, again cut a piece of Through the Lens – Wood pattered paper into a ATC size, then cut a piece of Teal Soft Finish Cardstock in size of 4,5cm x 5,7 cm and adhere the negative coral piece on top of the teal one. Sanna LippertStep 15: Attach light blue, small eyelets onto each corner of the Brick Red cardstock piece. Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 16: Draw white circles onto the background, then adhere the Brick Red cardstock piece into the middle. Next adhere a typewriter sentiment, outlined with a black pen, on top. Add glitter glue details here and there onto the blue coral piece. Finally add outlining with a black and white pen and some wood veneer piece for additional detail. This is what the finished pieces look like:Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI hope you get inspired to create some maritime ATC cards yourself!! The new Joset Designs die cut dies offer a nice variety on maritime die cut dies that are just perfect for this kind of projects!

Have fun creating,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Boat
Seaweed
Seahorse
Time for Teal Soft Finish Cardstock
Mustard Soft Finish Cardstock
Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock
Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock
Through the Lens – Wood
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Other:
Glossy Accents
Distress Ink – brown, blue, pink
Glimmer Glaze – black
Glitter glue
Wood veneer
Twine
Stapler
White pen
Black pen
Typewriter
Paper glue