Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gift Giving - Die Cut & Colouring Team Designer Challenge

We're kicking off a new Die Cut and Colouring Team Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  For August it's all about Gift Giving. With the challenge in mind, I set out to decorate a paper box perfect to give to that special someone with a special gift inside for them. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Happy Birthday Gift Box at home. Read all the way down to the bottom as I have some information at the end of the post on how to get in on a fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Start by trimming four strips of patterned paper that measure 3/8" x 3 7/8" from one of the Butterfly Dreams patterned papers. Distress the edges of each strip. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the strips using Black Soot Distress Ink.


Next, you'll want to cut four pieces from the same patterned paper as you used in the previous step that measure 2" x 3 5/8". Distress the edges of each patterned paper piece. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink.


Using the same piece of patterned paper, die cut two  3 3/4" stitched squares. Distress the edges of each square. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of each square using Black Soot Distress Ink.


Die cut the 3 1/4" Stitched Square out of another patterned paper from the Butterfly Dreams pack. Distress the edges of the square. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink.



Cut four pieces that measure 1 3/4" x 3 3/8" from another piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dreams pack. Distress the edges of each patterned paper pieces. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink.


Die cut four 1 1/2" Dotted Scallop Circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Die cut four Dragonflies out of the Thinking about you - Polinesia paper pack. 


Die cut a Dancing Butterfly out of the Thinking of You - Polinesia paper pack.


Using the Bunch of Flowers 3 die cut, die cut the circle flower from the Thinking about - Polinesia paper pack. Using the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut, die cut the circle flower with a notch twice from two different colours of paper from the Thinking About - Polinesia paper pack. 


To finish off the centres of the flowers, add a large Transparent/Gold Glitter Dot to the centre of each flower.


Die cut the 3/4" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 1/2" long. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool. 


Cut six branches from the Leafy Branch 4 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, ink all six branches. Set the branches aside to dry.


Now it's time to start to decorate your box. 
Start by inking the edges of the box using Black Soot Distress Ink. Adhere the strips of patterned paper to the top of the box on all four sides.  


Adhere the 3 1/4" stitched square to the 3 3/4" stitched square. Adhere the 3 3/4" stitched square to the top of the box lid.


On the top of the box lid, adhere the six branches as desired.


Adhere the flowers to the top of the box, making sure that the flowers cover where the branches meet.


Adhere the Happy Birthday Banner underneath the flowers. Adhere the butterfly to the top of the Happy Birthday banner.


Adhere the other stitched square to the bottom of the box.


Adhere the 2" patterned paper pieces to all four sides of the box. Adhere the 1 3/4" patterned paper pieces overtop of the 2" patterned paper pieces. 


Foam square the dotted scallop circles to the middle of the 1 3/4" patterned paper piece on all four sides of the box. Adhere a dragonfly on each dotted scallop circles. 


Here are a few close up photos of my Happy Birthday Gift Box.




And here's my finished Happy Birthday Gift Box.



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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners. 


To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?


We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 


The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- Beacon - Kids Choice Glue

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Faded Jeans, Distress Ink - Black Soot, Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Paper Box

- Katelyn































Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Halloween Tag

I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Happy Halloween Tag which features a variety of our newly released Halloween chipboard pieces. I hope that my Happy Halloween Tag will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


Make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can learn all about how I transformed my Halloween chipboard pieces for my Happy Halloween Tag.

- Katelyn

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Masculine Happy Birthday Pillow Box

Today, I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Masculine Happy Birthday Pillow Box. I've created my Pillow Box using a few dies from ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs. To compliment the die cut images, I've also used the new Manly Man Patterned Paper Pack from ModaScrap. 


You'll want to make sure your way over to Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog to read all about how I created my Masculine Happy Birthday Pillow Box, so that you can recreate it at home. 


- Katelyn

Monday, July 31, 2017

You're So Sweet Tag

 I've been busy this weekend playing with the fun Apron and Kitchen Tool Dies from Joset Designs. While playing with the Apron and Kitchen Tool dies, I created this fabulous tag which features some of the patterned paper from ModaScrap as well as some dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. I have a tutorial below for you so that you can recreate my fabulous You're So Sweet Tag at home. 


To start, pull out a #8 Manilla Tag. Trace the Manilla Tag on the back of a patterned piece of paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose patterned paper pack. Cut the tag out. Ink the edges of the patterned paper tag using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


With the patterned paper tag traced and cut out, ink the edges of the patterned paper tag using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Cut a piece of patterned paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose patterned paper pack that measures 3" x 5 1/4". Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Die cut the 2 5/8" Dotted Scallop Oval out of patterned paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose patterned paper pack. Ink the edges of the oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Die cut two Kitchen Tools out of the backside of the fly sheet from the Sweet Vintage Rose paper pack. Die cut the same two tools out of patterned paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose patterned paper pack. Cut the handle off on each patterned paper tool. Adhere the patterned paper handles to each of the cream coloured tools. Ink the edges of the kitchen tools using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  


Die cut the apron out of a variety of patterned paper pieces from the Sweet Vintage Rose patterned paper pack. Ink the edges of all the apron pieces using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Adhere all of the apron decorative pieces to the apron. When adhering the pocket, leave the top portion of the pocket unadhered and adhere the pocket to the front of the apron. Slide and adhere the kitchen tools in the pocket. 


Adhere the patterned paper tag to the manilla tag. Adhere the rectangle patterned paper piece to the patterned paper tag.


Foam square the Dotted Scallop Oval 1/2" from the top of the rectangle patterned paper piece. Once the oval has been adhered, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the You're So Sweet Sentiment stamp. Stamp the sentiment underneath the oval.


Foam square the apron to the middle of the Dotted Scallop Oval.


To finish your tag, add a piece of ribbon at the top of your tag.


Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I've inspired you to re-create my You're So Sweet Tag at home.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Vintage Photo and Blending Tool/Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- May Arts Ribbon: White Seam Binding Ribbon

- Katelyn















Dream

Happy Monday! I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog today as a monthly blogger sharing my Dream Card that features Bo Bunny, Elizabeth Craft DesignsRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. 




You'll want to make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read all about how I created and a tutorial on my Dream Card, so that you can recreate it at home.

- Katelyn


Saturday, July 29, 2017

WhoDunnit? Clue Envelopes

Yesterday I was up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my WhoDunnit? Clue Envelopes which feature the new Master Detective Collection along with a variety of Staples from the Staples Collection. I have a few photos on my blog for you, but if you haven't stopped by Graphic 45's blog yet, make sure you do so that you can check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as a tutorial on how to recreate my WhoDunnit? Clue Envelopes at home.


Tip: Layer in amongst the fussy cut images an Ornate Metal Keyhole as well as a Metal Clock Key. To give the staples a bit of extra dimension, add foam squares behind each staple.


Tip: Use an Ornate Metal Label Holder to highlight a section of the border.


Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog  to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as the tutorial!

-Katelyn





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

For You, Happy Birthday Card

I'm back on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my sea side inspired For You, Happy Birthday Card which features a variety of ocean chipboard and wood pieces. I hope that my For You, Happy Birthday Card will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


Make sure to pop over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can learn all about how I created and transformed my chipboard and wood pieces for my For You, Happy Birthday Card.

- Katelyn

Friday, July 21, 2017

Feminine Happy Birthday Tag

I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you my Feminine Happy Birthday Tag which features a variety of chipboard pieces. I hope that my Feminine Happy Birthday Tag will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


Make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can learn all about how I created my Feminine Happy Birthday Card.

- Katelyn

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mon Ami & Bonjour Tags


Today, my Mon Ami & Bonjour Tags went out in the Graphic 45 newsletter featuring photos of my tags as well as a 60 second video tutorial. If you haven't signed up yet to receive their newsletter you'll want to, as they share #Simply G45 projects, Tutorials, Videos and sneak peeks of new collections coming! To sign up for their newsletter, head here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and there will be a box where you can enter your email address. 

For this project, I was challenged to create a project within 60 seconds. With only having 60 seconds to create a project, most would find this a bit challenging. Let me tell you, it was challenging, but 60 seconds is actually longer than you might think. So, by using the French Country Deluxe Collectors Edition and Artist Trading Tags in Kraft, I was able to create these two simple but quick tags easy for anyone to recreate at home.  I hope that you'll enjoy some of the up close photos and a video tutorial of my Mon Ami & Bonjour tags as well as a few tips and tricks.



Tip: Adhere the burlap piece on your tag with liquid glue.


Here's the video tutorial on how I created my tags:



Graphic 45 Supplies Used:

       Staples: Artist Trading Tags – Kraft

Other Supplies Used:

      Burlap
      Hug n' Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Beige
      Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink & Blending Tool with Foam
      Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Tape Runner & 3D Foam Squares
      Scissors, Paper Trimmer & Corner Rounder


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project! 

-Katelyn