Monday, June 30, 2014

Repositionable Stickers with Lots of Sparkle

Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs created the following video tutorial for making beautiful repositionable glitter stickers with Peel-offs. Below are some projects I made using this technique.

I'm in the process of converting my old darkroom into a craft room and thought I'd like to have some crafty decorative switch plates in colors to match.

Making the Repositionable Stickers

1. Peel backing paper off double sided adhesive (I first cut it to fit the Transfer Sheet so I could use the entire sheet) and stick it to the front of the Transfer Sheet.

2. Remove desired Peel-Off Stickers from their sheets and place them sticky side up on a non-stick craft sheet or non-stick backing paper (e.g. saved from above).

3. Peel off the other side of the double sided adhesive. Carefully place over Peel-Off Stickers (sticky sides facing each other). Rub over stickers to be sure they adhere completely.

4. Cover sticky side with Cool (or Warm) Diamonds Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with fingers. Brush off excess.

5. Color with alcohol markers (I used Copics) as shown in video.

6. Cut around designs with Fine Pointed Scissors or craft scissors.

7. Adhere stickers to switch face plates.

These stickers are so much fun, I started to stick them to other items as well! Below are a couple photos of one I used to decorate my printer. I hope you enjoy this technique as much as I do!


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Alcohol Markers (e.g. Copics)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Cupcakes Card

Designed for the Elizabeth Craft Designs DT.

I’ve been meaning to make a birthday card with these cute little cupcake dies so finally, here it is! I also used one of the deep embossing folders to create the background; the darker ink on the lighter card stock really brings out the detail.

Making the Card

1. Cut a sheet of dark blue card stock to 4.25” x 11” (half of an 8.5” x 11” sheet). Fold in half. Cut a rectangle from black cardstock 4” x 5.25”. Cut a rectangle from light blue card stock 3.75” x 5”.

2. Emboss the light blue card stock using 111 Flower Mosaic. Lightly go over the raised design with Distress ink (I used Peacock Feathers).

3. Using the label accessory die from 779 Lucy Label Pop Up, cut one from the dark blue and one from the light blue card stock. Use a mask to add stripes or a chevron patter to the light blue label with the foam blender. Draw stitches around the edge in back (I used a black glitter pen to give it extra sparkle). Center and stick down the "Happy Birthday !" sentiment from the Assorted Word Peel-Offs.

4. Cut double-sided adhesive – enough for 2 cupcakes – and stick one side to a piece of white cardstock. Die cut the cupcakes from black cardstock. Pull off backing from adhesive on white cardstock and stick the black cupcake outlines to it. Coat and polish each with Cool Diamonds Microfine Glitter. Color the cupcakes (I used Copic markers for this). Carefully cut around the designs. Run a black marker around the edges to hide any white. Color the bow and cherry red, even though these will be covered.

5. Cut a strip of dark blue cardstock about a quarter of an inch. Cut a strip from the Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet, a little smaller than an eighth of an inch. Cut the cupcake bow and heart (accessory in 772 Accordion Oval Card set) from the Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet.

6. Assemble the card as shown using dimensional tape under the top cupcake and the top label (offset from the bottom). Put a little dimensional tape under the part of the heart that sticks off the label.

7. Embellish with red enamel dot for cherry, dot stickers on label, and a dab of Glossy Accents on the candle flame (optional).


Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other Supplies
  • Dark Blue, Light Blue, and White Card Stock
  • Foam Blending Tool
  • Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers
  • Copic or Other Alcohol Markers in Desired Colors
  • Black Pen (or Black Glitter Pen)
  • Red Enamel Dot
  • Glossy Accents
  • Dimensional Tape

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Get Well Tea Card

 Created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs DT.

For this card, I had the idea to create a brightly colored paper with some splatters on it to use as a sort of china pattern for my teapot and teacups. I also wanted to include a real teabag with the card so I needed a pocket somewhere - it worked out best on the front of the card.

Making the Card

1. Cut card base from pink cardstock 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/4 inches. Fold in half. Cut black cardstock 5 inches by 3 5/8 inches. Cut patterned cardstock 4 3/4 by 3 3/8. Adhere black cardstock and patterned paper together as shown.

2. Cut pink cardstock 4 inches by 2 5/8 inches. Sew into a pocket as shown. Cut black cardstock 3 3/8 by 2 1/8. Adhere to pocket as shown. Adhere all of them to the front of the card.

3. Using the ink blending tool and Distress Inks, blend colors across a piece of white cardstock (about 5x7 inches); completely cover the paper in bright colors, blending each color into the others where they meet. Squirt some white paint onto a craft sheet or scrap paper; add some water and mix with a paintbrush. Tap brush against your finger to flick the paint onto the inked paper in random patterns. Do the same with the black and pink paints. Let dry.

4. Cut black cardstock using the Lucy Label accessory die (larger). Cut a strip of pink cardstoack about 1/4 inch. Using the same die, center it and cut. Adhere to black label you just cut as shown.

5. From the inked/splattered paper, cut the teapot and cups (keep track of all pieces), and the small Lucy Label accessory label. Adhere the teapot outline to the front of the card as shown. Adhere "Get Well Soon" centered on the label and attach it to the black/pink label (from step 4) withe dimensional tape. From black cardstock cut the teapot and cups.

6. Cut out enough double-sided transparent adhesive for teapot and cups. Adhere to a new piece of black cardstock. Peel off the other top paper and stick the outlines of the black tea pot and cups to it, leaving enough space between to cut them all out. Carefully cut around each with precision scissors. Stick the inked/splattered pieces into the frame you just created, like fitting them into a puzzle. Using a craft knife, cut a small slit in the teacup where the "tea" will go.

7. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5 1/2 inches by 6 inches. Fold in half. Cut the Lots of Pops platform offset on the fold as shown (starting about 5/8 of an inch from the left side). Pop out the main platform and the one in front; leave the others un-popped. Adhere to center of card.

8. Adhere the teapot and cups as shown. Cut a piece of gold Shimmer Sheetz to represent tea pouring from the pot into the cup. Adhere both ends as shown, sliding one end into the slot you cut in the cup.

9. Cut two strips 1/8 inch from black cardstock. Adhere the strips as shown. Use dimensional tape to adhere the "Get Well Soon" label where shown.


Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other Supplies
  • Bazzill Cardstock" Pink
  • Cardstock: Black, White
  • 2 Pieces of Patterned Paper: American Crafts/Dear Lizzy 6x6, Polka Dot Party, White with Pink Stars
  • Acrylic Paint: White, Black, Pink; Paintbrush, Water
  • Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Sewing Machine, White Thread
  • Adhesive; Dimensional Tape, Precision Scissors, Craft Knife
  • Craft Sheet or Scrap Paper (to paint on)
  • Tea Bag

Monday, June 2, 2014

Shimmering Daisies

This is a card I made for a recent Elizabeth Craft Designs post.

I love the look of shimmery paint! I decided to try painting on black paper with Perfect Pearls. The silver Daisies in Oval Peel-Off is the perfect subject for this technique!

Making the Card

1. Cut card base from black cardstock, 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches and fold in half.

2. Remove the Daisies in Oval Peel-Off from the backing sheet and stick to black paper.

3. Use the main die from the Accordion Oval Card to line up and cut around the Peel-Off. Cut the tabs off so you just have a shadowed oval Peel-Off sticker.

4. With a small paintbrush and water, apply the Perfect Pearls to the daisy Peel-Off as shown. You only need a very small amount of Perfect Pearls.

5. Cut a piece of Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches. Emboss with Swirly Curves. Apply black acrylic paint with a paper towel. Rub off excess. Some should stick in the grooves giving an antiqued/distressed look.

6. Cut a length of white ribbon to go around the bottom of the embossed piece of Shimmer Sheetz as shown; adhere it down, wrapping it around the sides. Adhere this to the black cardstock base.

7. Using the Accordion Oval Card accessory dies, cut the scalloped oval from black cardstock and the smaller stitched oval from the Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Make sure to use the Metal Adaptor Plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Adhere the silver stitched oval to the center of the black scalloped oval.

8. Die cut 3 copies of Hello from the black cardstock and adhere them on top of one another. Adhere this to the center of the silver stitched oval. Assemble the rest of the card as shown.

It’s easier to see the shimmer in the above photo. Have a sunny day!


Elizabeth Craft Designs

2558 Daisies in Oval Peel-Off
772 Accordion Oval Card
SS 0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
787 Hello Die
E119 Swirly Curves Embossing Folder
803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other Supplies

Black Cardstock
Perfect Pearls, various colors
Black Acrylic Paint
White Ribbon
Small Paintbrush, Water