Falling Leaves


This month’s designer challenge for Kreaxions is to create something with a fall theme.

I started with an opal paper … it has a shimmer to it and the ink went on a bit lighter.


I used an embossing folder and then Distress Inks and water to create the background, then trimmed it up to fit my card. I added a bit of brown cardstock behind to emphasize it a bit.


I had a metal acorn in my stash and thought it would be cute to emphasize it on a circle. I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut out the circles. Because you can adjust it to any size, it is easy to make mats for the circles.


December Birthday Card


My mother-in-laws birthday is just a few days before Christmas. Since my birthday is just a few days after Christmas, I know how unfair it can be. Birthday presents come wrapped in Christmas paper and often are Christmas decor.

This year, I wanted to give her a card that celebrated the season, but was not Christmasy.


I started by embossing gold Shimmer Sheetz in the Pinecones Elizabeth Craft Designs Embossing Folder.


I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to adhere it to a card base. I cut another piece of Shimmer Sheetz and adhered it to piece of cardstock and then the card front.


Then I placed strips of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive across the card. I trimmed the edges, removed the backing and coated it with Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter. I shook off the excess and polished it.

Then I added a Happy Birthday Peel Off to the front.


Simple, but elegant.

Visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see more creations today!

Favorite Ornaments

IMGP1054Each Friday, Scrap It Girl asks everyone to post their favorites.

Today, she asked us to post our favorite ornament to make. For me, this was easy … I love to make ornaments and I love to make ones with a little dome on them by Globecraft & Piccolo. They are so versatile and so much fun to make.

This time, I opted to make one featuring products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


I started by tracing the outer edge of the frame onto a piece of paper. Then I cut well inside of the line to create the back of the ornament.


I placed it on top of the center ring, which I had already painted white.



Next, I cut out pieces of the candle from Velvet paper and Shimmer Sheetz. I lightly inked the candle and wax.

067I added a couple of sprigs cut out of cardstock and Glitter Dots.

IMGP1050I inked the top ring and then embossed it with an embossing folder. I then took ink and ran it over the top of the ring to highlight the embossing.

IMGP1051I put the dome on and added Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive around it. Then I put on the ring and used clothespins to hold it in place white drying.


I finished it off with a jingle bell and a couple of pre-made ribbons.

What do you think?




Simply Elegant


I saw a card recently that was a tree cut out of white cardstock, on a white cardstock base. A few of the leaves were colored in traditional fall colors, but the rest of the card was white. I absolutely loved it.

So, when I got the new Frosted Film in from Tim Holtz, I thought I would make my own white-on-white card with just a hint of red.

You can get the directions on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.