i-Crafter Guest Designer- Thanks a Ton

Hello Everyone! Today I am super excited to be sharing my first project as a Guest Designer for i-Crafter!

Now, if you haven’t gone and checked i-Crafter out, you absolutely need to! i-Crafter launched at Creativation this past year, and they have a line-up of products that is just filled with so many amazing crafting products to put into your craft stash, including stamps, dies (the dies!!), inks, and some really amazing tools to help make your crafting easier, stylish and fun!

For today’s project, I am using the Elephant Family & Phrases stamp set, and some of the dies included in the Geometric Favor Box!

First, I took the large elephant from Elephant Family & Phrases, and stamped it in Copic-friendly ink. Next, I took one of the smaller elephants, and stamped it twice to create a little parade of elephants, with the large elephant as the leader. I also stamped the banner with the sentiment “Thanks a ton” with the pole attached. I colored all the items using Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I set them aside for later.

Because I wanted to use as many of the square die cuts from the Geometric Favor Box as possible, I decided to make an A7-sized card, which is 5″ x 7″. I cut an A7-sized piece of black cardstock, and then cut a 4.75″ x 6.5″ piece of white cardstock (this would give my main panel a nice black frame when layered together).

I then took 2 of the dies from the Geometric Favor Box, the square “rays” die, and the square die with the 8-point star in the center, and cut (6) of each of them from black cardstock. I set these pieces aside.

I wanted to do some ink-blending, so I took some neon inks to my main white cardstock panel. From top to bottom, I blended from purple, to pink, to red, to orange. I then adhered my Geometric Favor Box cut out squares with liquid adhesive to make a 3 x 4 design, alternating the designs and rotating when needed. I adhered this layer to my A7-piece of black cardstock.

I took my line-up of elephants and adhered them to a .75″ x 5″ piece of black cardstock, and also positioned my banner so it looked like it was being held by the largest elephant. Using foam tape, I adhered my elephant parade strip to the bottom edge of this card. I also adhered a few sequins from my stash to add some embellishments.

I adhered my design to an A7-sized card base, but I wasn’t quite finished yet!

For my envelope liner, I stamped the elephants from Elephant Family & Phrases in the same color neon inks to give my liner a little extra pop!

And that’s how I made my card!

I’ve got one more project coming up soon, so stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!


Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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2 thoughts on “i-Crafter Guest Designer- Thanks a Ton

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  1. Hi Justin ~ Happy Friday to you! I love the ink blending and the use of the die cuts! When I first looked at the card, the dies are placed so perfectly, I thought it was a stamp. The patience and time you took on this card were well worth it for the finished result. My friends and I have a saying about giving handmade cards … You must be card-worthy. The recipient of this one must be. Thanks again for continuing to share your talents with us!


    1. Terry, your words have truly brought a smile to my face!!! Thank you so much for every compliment you put my way! I love the term card-worthy, and am going to start incorporating it into my crafty vocabulary! It really is touching when you send someone a handmade card, and they tell you how much they love it!! In fact, I know a card-worthy friend of mine is getting their birthday card in the mail today because she already said it’s in her mail preview!! Happy weekend, and thank you again!


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