Clean and simple Christmas shaker cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everybody, it´s my turn again today to share another guest design team project over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with you. For today´s post I have prepared a set of clean and simple style Christmas shaker cards with a photo step-by-step tutorial. I wanted to create simple looking, yet sparkly cards and this is what I ended up creating.

Here is how I created the cards:

Take a sheet of white Soft Finish Cardstock and cut it into two card base sizes you have prepared for cardmaking. Then place the white cardstock pieces into your die cutting machine and die cut a Fitted Star and a Fitted Circle with it. Place the die cut centered, but onto the upper part of the cardstock piece. Then die cut.

Next die cut from the residue sheet of white Soft Finished Cardstock some rows of houses using the Village Edges die cut die set. The images don´t have to be perfect all the way to the end, because you will only be using parts of them.

Now grab some Distress Oxides of your choice (I used Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber) and apply the oxide with an ink blending tool with circular motion onto the white card base background approximately to the area where the star and the circle will be. This way you create a coloured background to that area.

Then stamp a sentiment with black ink under the star and the circle areas. I used the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set here, but you can pick a sentiment set of your choice.

Now arrange the rows of houses under the star and the circle areas and adhere on place. You could also totally stop here and adhere the pieces together or you can follow the step to create shaker cards.

Here is an image of how I adhered the rows of houses onto the card.

Next apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the background of the die cut piece and then cut a piece of transparent acetate and place it on top of the adhesive.

For the next step, take some 3D foam and apply it aroud the edges of the card as well as around the circle and star image to create a place where to apply the confetti later. Make sure there are no open areas between the foam pieces in the area you are going to place the confetti into later, otherwise the confetti will move to areas you don´t want it to be in.

Now take confetti of your choice and place it onto the inked area of the card base. Then attach the 3D foam treated piece on top and press on place. Add faux stitching around the edges of the cards and if you want to, also around the die cut circle and star area.

Here are the finished cards. I think they turned out really nice.

I hope you have enjoyed today´s Christmas card tutorial. I´ll be stopping by the blog once more this year in December to share my last guest blog post.

See you then! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Flower power card set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone, it´s my turn again to share a card project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team today. I created a Summer Flowers Card Set, and I want to share how easy it is to make more than one card using the same color palette with the Stitched Fishtail Banners and Fitted Circles dies, plus the Flower Power Clear Stamps set and coordinating Flower Power dies.
Here is how I created the cards:
1. Take two pieces of white cardstock and cut them into same size, but slightly smaller as your card bases.
2. Take a Flower Power flower clear stamp and stamp flowers next to each other with embossing ink onto the background.
3. Pour white embossing powder over the stamped area and heat set the powder with a heat gun. Mind your fingers!
4. Apply green, yellow and orange Distress Ink with an ink blending tool over the embossed areas.
5. Take a Fitted Circle die cut die and die cut a circle into the upper part of the inked piece.
6. Take black Distress Ink and stamp a flower onto a piece of white paper. Apply clear embossing ink over the stamped image and heat set with a heat gun.
7. Die cut with the coordinating Flower Power die cut die and color with a water tank brush and Distress Crayons and decorate the center with Mint Prills.


8. Stamp a Dream Sentiments word onto a piece of white paper, apply clear embossing powder on top and heat set, ink with orange Distress ink and die cut with Stitched Fishtail banners.
9. Adhere the inked background with 3D foam onto the card base. Adhere the die cut flower into the circle and finally adhere the sentiment on top.
10. For the second card use the same techniques, but now stamp the background with black ink and color with only one tone, then adhere the positive die cut image (circle) onto the card, add a stamped, heat embossed sentiment that you die cut into a banner form and decorate with a vellum butterfly. For more details on how I created the cards, see the following video:

I hope you get inspired to create some flower cards of your own. If you are not that good in coloring (as I am not either!), I hope this simple idea inspires you to start. With this type of coloring it does not matter, if the shading is not perfect.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Birds and Birdhouses – Elizabeth Craft Designs

A new collection of Joset Designs die cut dies is out and they are so very cute. I have quite a few favorites in this release and have been on a card creating roll ever since I got some of those dies :). Here is what I have been upto:

Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cardsThis is actually a winter release, but the fun thing about these die cut dies is that they can actually be used for various seasons and purposes!Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cards Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cards Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cardsHere both the upper and lower card are made using the same die cut set – one with a stand and one without immediately creates a totally different kind of card.

Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cardsI´ve written more about the creating process on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so please hop over there and read more there! And while there, do leave a comment :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Birdhouse
Birds
Fitted Circles
Dotted Scallop Circles
Mushrooms
Congrats
Winter Sentiments
Big Shot
Distress Ink
Stickles
Blue embossing powder
Pink and blue spray ink
Typewriter
Old book paper
Alphabet stamps

Mother´s Day set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, time for another Elizabeth Crafts Designs project post. Today I´m sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.

Sanna LippertStep 1: Take a piece of watercolor paper and apply Brusho Chrystal Colour onto it, mist with water spray and let dry. Sanna LippertStep 2: Use the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut die set to cut flowers from the previously created watercolor paper. Sanna LippertStep 3: Apply Double Sided Adhesive tape onto a 4×5,5 inch sized piece of white cardstock and adhere the blue paper from the Through the Lens – Metal paper set onto the white cardstock piece. Now cut a hole into the upper middle of the paper using the Fitted Circles die cut die. Sanna LippertStep 4: Cut a piece of brown Through the Lens – Metal paper using the Banners die cut die set. Cut a piece of twine and draw a circle onto a white card base for placement guide.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 5: Cut a small circle and use a marker to color it red. Then adhere into the middle of the previously cut banner piece. Adhere the banner onto the twine and then adhere the paper over the banner using 3D foam pads. Sanna LippertStep 6: Adhere the flowers around the circle overlappingly and add silver puffy stars here and there for additional decoration. Sanna LippertStep 7: Outline the card with a white gel pen and attach a bow for decoration. Cut a Hello sentiment and color it with a marker or use a colored cardstock, adhere underneath the bow. The card is finished.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 8: Use a milk carton cutting template and cut from a light blue cardstock, then assembly the carton, outline the edges with a white gel pen. Cut rectangles with the Stitched Rectangles die cut set and adhere onto the sides of the carton. Use leftover Brusho flowers and mini hearts from the Poppy the Owl set and adhere into the middle of each rectangle piece for interest. Take a piece of hemp cord and adhere two flower pieces together, attach a heart in the middle and hand on top of the carton with a clothes pin. Fill with a present of your choice. This is how the finished set looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to get your die cut dies out and create!!!

Have fun!!
xxx, Sanna

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Through the Lens – Metal
Banners
Hello
Bunch of Flowers 4
Fitted Circles
Stitched Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Poppy the Owl

Other:
White cardstock
Red marker – Copic
Felt bow – Bella blvd
Puffy silver stars – Studio Calico
Hemp cord – Canvas Corp.
Clothespin – Canvas Corp.
Bursho Chrystal Colour
Water mist bottle
Watercolor paper
White gel pen – Signo
Twine – Whisker Graphics

Altered Savings Bank – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, time to share my first March project for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have recently discovered how much fun it can be creating your own home décor objects. I like to make practical things with a purpose besides looking good, hence, a savings bank made from a box as an altered object. I can use it to hold money I’m saving and it is a pretty accent for a mantel, shelf or table.

Sanna LippertThis is how I went along altering the box:

Sanna Lippert1:  I first took out my Gelli Plate, some stencils and acrylic paints and created random, layered gelli prints. When I do this, I always make several at once to have enough material to choose from and to use on various projects.

Sanna Lippert2: I first adhered the house pieces together and added a layer of tissue paper onto the surface. Next I applied a layer of gesso over the tissue paper and let it air dry.

Sanna LippertSanna Lippert3: I then chose a gelli plate print and used both the Fitted Squares and Fitted Rectangles dies to cut 6 pieces with the smallest square die, one piece with the smallest rectangle die and 2 pieces with the 3×3 inch square die.

Sanna LippertSanna Lippert4: Next, I cut several circles with the smallest Stitched Circles die and colored the walls of the savings bank with blue spray ink. I used a paint brush to spread the color.

Sanna Lippert5: Adhere the window, wall and door pieces as shown.

Sanna Lippert6: Next adhere the roof tiles. start with the bottom row and work up to the top with rows overlapping and offset. Trim excess at the roof line.

Sanna Lippert7: Back a book page with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and die cut branches, numbers, hearts and flowers. See the supply list for the names of the dies that I used. TIP: Save all of the leftovers from the gel print and the book page – you’ll need them for the project I’m posting on March 24!

Sanna Lippert8: I had some alphas left over from  a previous project (For the Love of Squares) so I used those for decorating the house walls. Next outline the windows, doors and walls with black and white pens to add contrast and interest.

Sanna Lippert9: Adhere the pieces die cut from the book page onto the saving bank; outline with a black pen. Color the alphas with a yellow paint marker.

Sanna Lippert10: Add white ink splatters onto all sides and use a small round cap and a credit card to create additional detail with black acrylic paint. When the white ink splatters are dry, add some black and white ink/paint droplets onto the roof for a fun detail. This is the finished project:

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertIn case you would like to create the same kind of savings bank for yourself or as a present to give someone, you could repurpose an empty milk carton or a candy box. And if you don´t happen to have a gelli plate to create such bold colored papers, why not grab a few of Els’s Through the Lens paper designs. For example the Metal and Wood Series would be a perfect match for this project!

Hope you get inspired to create an altered project yourself!
Have fun,
Sanna

SUPPLIES:
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1119 – Fitted Squares
1121 – Fitted Rectangles
1116 – Stitched Circles
1115 – Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles
1075 – Alphabet 2 – Lower Case
1076 – Numbers & More 2
1033 – Leafy Branch
1144 – Cupcakes
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Silk Microfine Glitter – Saffron

Other –
Acrylic Gesso – Liquitex Basics
Yellow Paint Marker – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist Patina & Key Lime Pie – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Paint brush, old credit card
Tissue paper
Old book sheets
Glimmer Glaze black – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Liquitex ink! – Titanium white
Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop
Acrylic paint – Liquitex
Signo Uni-ball white pen
Black pen – Faber-Castell