Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elizabeth Crafts Designer challenge Christmas layout

Good morning!
Christmas is coming...its is only 98 days away!

To get you in the festive mood here is a layout I created for the Elizabeth Crafts designer challenge to create a project that embodies classic Christmas!


I think the classic colors of the beautiful Kaisercraft papers and the classic die cut designs really create a beautiful layout!


I die cut the border using the wonderful new die - Snowflake border.  I think it adds  a lot 


To make the photo the focal point I  die cut a circle using the largest circle from the Dashing Circles
and added the title from the kasiercraft papers


I LOVE this poinsettia and the wonderful new Elegant Christmas Tree was the perfect addition to finish off my layout!

So this months question is


What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you select if making a Christmas card?

Answer the question on the blog post here
and you could win a $20 gift card to the ECD store!


Thanks for stoppping by
~Laura 

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

New design team!

I am so excited to share that I am one 
of the newest members of the 
South Ridge Trading Companies Design Team!





Check it all out here

~Laura 

Friday, September 14, 2018

September Scrap Shotz layout - Wild Heart

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next layout with you using the September Kit featuring the Prima Santorini collection!


 I took this photo at one of our local beaches...Ty was just staring out at the water.

The paper I chose really reminded me of the beach!



I created a couple of clusters using the fabulous flowers from the kit and add on and the chipboard also from the main kit!


Keeping with the beach feel I added some cheese cloth behind the photo


To finish I added a journaling card and chipboard heart

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ScrapShotz September layout - Love this

Good morning everyone Laura here!
I am excited to share my first layout with you using the September 2018 kit featuring the Prima Santorini collection!  This collection had fabulous colours and designs!


The papers and elements are so very romantic that I decided to create a Love themed layout of my wonderful husband and I.



I created clusters using the fabulous flowers found in the add ons and main kit


I used a doily from my stash and added lots of elements from the kit including the journaling cards, patterned papers, and tickets



I created this layout using this months challenge sketch.
Get a chance to win a gift card by sharing it with us using #sszchallenge on Instagram or sharing on our Facebook page. Check out the full details HERE. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Christmas Sleigh exploding box

Good morning! ONE of the aspects of scrapbooking and card making I love is sometimes when you get carried away with something and it's a good thing! When I began this exploding box I was going to add the sleigh as a regular die.....then I had the idea to make it 3D....then I wanted to add the ornaments and the poinsettias .... it took me a bit to figure things out but I am quite happy with the final results. Today I am sharing how I created the 3D sleigh which you can use to decorate your Christmas projects.

  

 To create the sleigh: 
Step 1 - Die cut 6 sleighs - 2 of your base color, 2 of the accent color, and 2 of the skate part of the sleigh you will need to use the reverse of two of the sleighs so if you are using patterned paper make sure you cut it using the opposite sides. 
Step 2 - Trim the skate part off of 2 of the die cuts and adhere to the base sleighs making sure to coordinate which is for the reverse side 
Step 3 - Trim the center part of the sleigh (you can see the embossing where to cut) and adhere to the base sleighs 
Step 4 - Using a strong cardstock cut a piece at 5 1/4 by 2 1/2 Step 5 - Score around the long edges 1/4" in from each side Step 6 - Score the shorter way at 1 1/2 from one end and 1 1/4 from other end


   

 Step 7 - Fold along score lines then using your double sided tape adhere to the two sides of sleigh. you are essentially creating the inside of the sleigh 
Step 8 - *Optional* cut two pieces of paper the same color as the sides of the sleigh to fit in the front and back of your sleigh. 
Step 9 - Cut a piece of cardstock at 2 1/2" x 1" and score the short side each at 1/4" fold at score lines and adhere to the skate part of the sleigh so you have something to glue down to your exploding box. (look at photo below)
   
  

Step 10 - Fill your sleigh with poinsettias - trees etc 
Step 11 - Adhere to the top of your exploding box
   
  

I also added some of the awesome new winter ornament die and the Marry Christmas from the Winter Wishes to my box and used the moda scrap Xmas vintage papers!
     
For the inside I die cut another one of El's wonderful poinsettia's and used more of the Xmas vintage papers cut with the 3 3/4 inch square die

  
 Have a wonderful day ~Laura 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Designer Challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs! Christmas Fun with Character Dies

Good morning!
This month Joset released some adorable Christmas Character Dies
that are perfect for just about any craft for the holidays!



This is my first time creating a 'card in a box' and I will say that I see many more in my future - especially with those cute dies!

I started by used kraft cardstock as my base then used the 6x6 'It's Christmas Time' paper pack for the accent papers!


 I dies cut the Santa using red and pink and black cardstock and used the 5 x 12 double sided adhesive with the Cool Diamond silk microfine glitter for the white parts.  I also used black gems for his eyes and buttons.  
I die cut the candy canes from the Hot Chocolate die and also used the double sided adhesive and glitter!


I added some Snowflakes (also using double sided adhesive and glitter) and the Merry Christmas from the Words 5 - Winter Wishes with double sided adhesive and True Red silk microfine glitter


This adorable polar bear was die cut from the soft finish 85lb white cardstock and I used gems for his eyes!



The charming little penguins were cut from scraps of paper I had and gems for eyes - they are so cute!
On each panel I created icicles by using the overspill from the hot chocolate die, glitter and double sided adhesive!


The back I covered in cardstock and left a place for us to sign and used the snowflakes and candy canes from the hot chocolate die  


 
 I took a photo in the sunlight just to show off the glitter!


What is really cool about these cards is they fold down and fit in a regular card envelope - so cool!

Now would you like to win?
Simply answer this question at the Elizabeth Crafts Blog and you will be entered!
This month’s challenge question is:
 
What of the characters from the new Joset Designs collection is your favorite?


thanks for stopping by!
~Laura



 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Joset new release - Christmas!!!! - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Christmas is coming - 134 days to be exact!
 Joset has created some fabulously adorable and festive dies and stamps that you can check out here

Here is the layout I created


 From the new releases I used Snowflakes, Winter Ornaments and the Words 5 - Winter Wishes.  I also used the clear double sided adhesive and the cool diamond and true red silk microfine glitter from Elizabeth Craft, chipboard from Creative Embellishments and paper from Kaisercraft


I LOVE the double sided adhesive sheets - makes adding the glitter so easy! and the glitter added the perfect touch to the wonderful CE chipboard


Whats Christmas without a little glitter?



Thanks for stopping by!