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Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – February

February 7, 2017

Hello everyone,

Welcome to our February Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. This month the challenge theme is In Stitches – the Design Team are featuring any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs “Stitched” dies on their cards/projects this month. They can decorate their projects with anything else they like.

For today’s challenge we are giving away sets of the stitched dies ( a pack of 6 separate dies that includes: Stitched Hearts, Fishtails, Squares, Rectangles, Ovals and Circles) to 3 people.

To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post below and tell us “What Designer Challenge would you like to see in the future?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 10 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the Designer’s name under each card to be taken to the Designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

To get us started today, Selma Stevenson has created this wonderful Dreamcatcher card. For the “stitched” part of the challenge, Selma has used the Stitched Fishtails, one of the new dies, and the Celebrate sentiment from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection. To decorate her card, Selma has used the Dreamcatcher, Arrows and some of the negative pieces from the Diamond Background (on the sides of her card) – dies all from Joset Designs. Selma used Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card and embellished the Dreamcatcher using Glitter Dots Peel-Offs.

Sandy Diller is making us quiver with this fun tag. Sandy has created a tag using the Tags & More – Lace die set from the Els van de Burgt Collection. Sandy has used the new Joset Designs Diamond Background die to create an embossed pattern onto the Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock tag. Sandy’s “stitched” pieces are the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts. To finish off her tag, Sandy added the Joset Designs Arrows to the heart.

For our next project today, Birgit Norton has created a beautiful card using the Stitched Hearts; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles, Leaf & Berry Branches and Love Sentiments from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection. Birgit chose Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card using the colors White, Olive Twist and Pale Peach.

Frances Byrne has created a fun background on her card using the  ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Dark Fuchsia, Perfect Purple, Dusky Lavender and White Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her card Frances has used the Stitched Circles, Dotted Scallop Rectangles and Celebrate sentiment from Els van de Burgt Studio. To finish off her card she chose the Joset Designs Small Cupcake, using Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter on the stars.

Evgenia Petzer has created our next gorgeous card. To decorate her card she has used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners for the designer paper on the background of her card. Evgenia has also used ModaScrap Leaf Branch 3 and Lace Heart, and Stitched Hearts from Els van de Burgt Studio.

Design Team member Sanna Lippert decided to create not one, but two cards for the challenge using similar dies and layout. For her cards Sanna chose the Stitched Fishtails, Stitched Hearts and Love Sentiments from Els van de Burgt Studio. Sanna  also used Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps to create the XOXO background on the fishtail tag on the top card.

Next up is a card from Melanie Smith. Melanie chose the Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio to die cut the rectangular panels on her card. To decorate her card Melanie has used Joset Designs Teacup die using various designer papers . Melanie has also added the ‘Happy Birthday” sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set which has been layered using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.

Anita Kejriwal created our next card which uses the Stitched Fishtails, Stitched Circles and the Celebrate sentiment from Els van de Burgt Studio on Soft Finish Cardstock. Anita has also used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails; Leaf Pocket; Leafy Branch 3 and Happy Flowers to decorate her card. Note how she has backed the Stitched Fishtails with the Leaf Pocket die.

Our final card for today is from Katelyn Grosart. Katelyn has used the Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio.  To decorate her card Katelyn has also used ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Leafy Branch 2; Leafy Branch 3 and Happy Flowers on Soft Finish Cardstock. The tiny circles inside the flowers were created using one of the dies from the Dreamcatcher die set from Joset Designs as well as the General Sentiments stamp set.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wondering creations our Die Cut Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to create your own “Stitched” projects. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.

If you would like a chance to win our Stitched prize package, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners  will be announced here on our blog on Friday, February 10th.

Good luck and have a great week!

 

Happy Crafting!

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212 Comments

  • Reply Cyndi February 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Would love to see Spring cards, so looking forward to nice weather and kite flying!

  • Reply Mitzi February 9, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous samples!

    I’m very interested in the watercoloring phase right now, so maybe you could incorporate some of your beautiful dies with watercoloring.

  • Reply DOREEN BLOSSER February 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    would love to see something done with gilding flakes….lovely cards!

  • Reply Pilar Herrezuelo February 9, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Adoro todos sus diseños!!
    Y cualquier idea me vendría bien,
    soy muy nueva en este arte, y estoy comenzando ha usar los troqueles.
    Muchas gracias por todas la ideas que comparten. Saludos.

  • Reply Jopiti February 9, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Adoro todos sus diseños!!
    Y cualquier idea me vendría bien,
    soy muy nueva en este arte, y estoy comenzando ha usar los troqueles.
    Muchas gracias por todas la ideas que comparten. Saludos.

  • Reply Francine Wilson February 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    I would love to see a 3-D pop up card challenge come through. they look so detailed and I am.facinated by them!

  • Reply Peggy Oliver February 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I love your products and follow faithfully! I would love to see monochromatic challenge! Although I love what a great job the design team does already!! Fantastic Job!

  • Reply Erin McKenzie-Christensen February 8, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I love all your dies my favourite are the pop it ups by karen burniston so im not sure if this is for any designer but i would love to see a card using any animal dies or stamps like the new cat stamps by krista the purr set is my favourite or one of the character dies by karen burniston or another animal such as the butterfly dies by els van der burgt studio any animal but use it on a pop up card
    I wasnt sure if there was a restriction as to what designer we could suggest using
    So thats why i gave some examples but i love all your dies and the stitched ones have so many uses

  • Reply Judi Hernamdez February 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I loved all these cards, so beautiful..I would like to see more masculine cards.I am new to card making so could never make such beautiful cards as the ones I just saw. Thank you for the inspiration and have hope that someday I can come close to making some cards such as these

  • Reply Pam Steger February 8, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Oooohhhhhh! Loved seeing these beautiful cards. I love the inspiration shown with them . Hmmmmm! I think I would like to see more get well type cards. I don’t ever see many of these and they bring joy to sick individuals.

  • Reply Christopher Clemen February 8, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Great cards! I’d love to see a masculine themed challenge, perhaps Steampunk or automobiles!!

  • Reply Pooja sharma February 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I would love see how DT member can use one die in different ways specially love to see some mix media creations too

  • Reply diane forgione February 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

    All of the challenge cards are beautiful. I would like to see a future challenge where the dies are used in unexpected ways. The stitched dies are on my wish list for sure now!

  • Reply Karen A. February 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I would like to see different folds with scenes from various dies – I like tropical themes also

  • Reply Vinita Jain February 8, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Fabulous showcase of stitch dies by all Talented Designers! Yes, I also love to see the use of same die by designers !

  • Reply barb macaskill February 8, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Awesome samples! I would love to see a challenge where the designers have to use the same dies as 2 other designers and come up with their own take on their cards combined to make just one card!
    That would be interesting!

  • Reply Robin Arehart February 8, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Outstanding designs! I would LOVE to see a masculine theme challenge!!

  • Reply Debbie Lentz February 8, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I would like to see some 3D Stand-Up Cards…ones that have cut layers that allow different dimension. I hope I’m clear….thank you for the chance to win! Love your dies!!! Love your monotone textured cards…so elegant!

  • Reply Debbie Lentz February 8, 2017 at 6:31 am

    I would like to see some 3D Stand-Up Cards…ones that have cut layers that allow different dimension. I hope I’m clear….thank you for the chance to win! Love your dies!!!

  • Reply Teresa Jones February 8, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Love the cards! How about a challenge with one layout sketch and the designers pick any paper, dies, stamps to match the layout. Thank you for the giveaway. This is very generous!

  • Reply Jeanette Fortin February 8, 2017 at 5:52 am

    all of the designe are gorgeous

  • Reply M@riejo February 8, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Hi,
    Very talented designers on your team!
    All the cards are beautifull.

    Like FRANN, I would like to see dies since Karen Burniston’s, and Pop Up cards
    Have a good day !

  • Reply Dorothy S February 8, 2017 at 5:02 am

    I don’t have any stitched dies, and it would be great to own some! DT members, all of your – thank you. I see lots of great ideas here, but my all time favorite is a sketch challenge and I always like to see another sketch!

  • Reply Shabneez February 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    How about a one die three ways Challenge? I love seeing how a particular die can be used in different ways – it’s inspirational.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win those wonderful dies which are top of my wish list! Love the inspiration by your DT.

  • Reply Patty February 8, 2017 at 2:45 am

    There are in this world … creative ‘idea’ people (your team) who lead the way and from whom, we (other mere mortals) gain inspiration. 😉
    Long may it continue .👍

  • Reply Kathleen Longden February 8, 2017 at 1:06 am

    What Beautiful Cards.
    Els I just wish there were outlets in the U.K selling all of your latest dies. It is very difficult to obtain them here. I managed to purchase some on the show you did in England last weekend. I went back to the channel on the Monday to find it was just a weekend special really gutted. I would like to see more designs on the stitched theme using florals.

  • Reply Frann February 8, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Your designers are superb! I wonder if they can handle a double cut challenge. I got the idea fromAnita Kejriwal’s card where it appears that she cut the Leaf Pocket die and then cut that die cut with ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails. I’d also like to see more unintended uses of some of Karen Burniston’s interactive dies.

  • Reply Michele Schubert February 7, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Love these dies!
    I would love to see what the designers come up with for either layouts or a home decor project….
    Or maybe a music themed challenge!

  • Reply S duran February 7, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I agree about seeing cards with more feathers and flowers on textured, colorful backgrounds indicative of spring season.

  • Reply Johanna Cordier February 7, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Gorgeous dies. I would love to see back ground techniques.

  • Reply Kathy Ferguson February 7, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Your designers did a fabulous making cards for every occasion. I love all the dies I’ve purchased from you. I would love to see more ideas using landscapes. Els did one on Friday that used a stencil from your collection and I love it.

  • Reply Sandra Gibbs February 7, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I am always looking for Christmas card designs, but I would like them to be reasonably flat ( a little dimension is okay) for mailing. I especially love snowflakes and Pointsettias

  • Reply Kim February 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Love to win all those awesome dies!

    For future designer challenge, I’d love to see the theme “opposites attract!”

  • Reply Cheryl Aufderheide February 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I would like to see some “kinetic” cards: ones that pop, slide or open in a surprising way.

  • Reply Chris Wittrock February 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    These are all beautiful designs, but I have to say I especially love the Dreamcatcher. For a future challenge – feathers and flowers!

  • Reply Patty Moore February 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Pretty cards. I would love to see a stamp color challenge that must incorporate the use of the fine glitter on the card too!! I have been trying to go pass the basics with the fine glitters.

  • Reply Barbara Woodard February 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I would like to see a designer challenge incorporating new releases in a springtime/Easter theme

  • Reply Rhea Ollett February 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I would like to suggest a couple of different die cut design ideas — one with entwined and/or beaded ovals, circles, etc.

    The other suggestions I would like to make is to design using fences.

    I also like the ideas of using different combinations of colours. Especially those that are close together on the colour wheel.

  • Reply Kathy De Hay February 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I really like all the cards using the stitched dies. I’ve been eyeing them for some time now. Maybe, just maybe I will win and not have to chose and get them all at once. I would like a challenge where We could enter a card using either stamps or dies.

  • Reply Karina Vega February 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hi. I loved the dreamcatcher card. I would like to see a challange using hexagon dies in different ways. Also, I loved your dies.

  • Reply Tonya P February 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    A few thought for challenges:
    Unique base card size/design
    use of dies with non-partner stamp
    designers all start with the same materials and colors

    Thanks for the opportunity to win

  • Reply Nancy Jones February 7, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    i would love to see a challenge creating masculine cards not including boats or mustaches. those cards are all gorgeous!

  • Reply Joset February 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Stunning work ladies! Joset

  • Reply Kathleen Adams February 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Oh my, so much inspiration! What a team of TALENT!

  • Reply Debra Clark February 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I love the cards by Melanie Smith, the colors of the teacups card makes me fell Very Happy. I would Love to have someone send me this card .

  • Reply lisa morrow February 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I would love to see one die used in a variety of ways

  • Reply Mary Swanson February 7, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I’d like to see some bold mixed media — with color!

  • Reply Judy DiScipio February 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Great cards. I’m in love with the Dream Catcher Card!!!! I love unique fold cards the best…but everything else is right up there behind them.

  • Reply Melanie Kuzik February 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I love all the challenge but would love to see a layout challenge
    Keep up the great work

  • Reply Vee Aiken February 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Everything is beautiful. What I’d love to see is not a card decorated but a box! Take some trash and make it a glorious treasure! If you decorate a box, you can have a crazy blast decorating the inside too!

  • Reply nancy February 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    How about a challenge for masculine cards? These are the hardest for me. Love the projects from the design team, keep them coming!

  • Reply Dalyce Mangum February 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Love the cards!!!!

    I love to see all the different dies used on the cards.

    I am new at die cutting and so I love any of the ideas that you present.

  • Reply Karen February 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I would like to see more of Sandy’s designs.

    • Reply Karen February 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Her uses of stitched dies are so creative. Maybe see more of the stitched rectangles design.

  • Reply Pauline Palmer February 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Love the dies and the cards are wonderful. I’d like to see a mixed media challenge or Artist Trading Cards (ATC)

  • Reply Patricia February 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Would love a challenge using hot air balloons.

  • Reply Pam K February 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I’d like a challenge using at least 3 different designer/patterened papers–because choosing the papers is always the hardest part for me.

  • Reply Stephanie Rodgers February 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Beautiful cards, and I absolutely love all the stitched dies! I’d like to see some samples using other textures like cork, burlap, corrugated, etc.

  • Reply Nancy E February 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I love the floral dies especially, but all of them are wonderful. I also love the calligraphy words dies.

  • Reply Lynn L February 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I would love to see a shaker card challenge.
    Very talented designers on your team!

  • Reply Sabrina February 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I would like to see the next Designer Challenge on ‘Tag you’ or ‘Keep In Tag’ in the future 😊.

  • Reply Carol Ann Razzano February 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I’m a big fan of rolled paper flowers. So I’d like to see a challenge where the designers make a Home Decor project using rolled flowers, leaves and butterflies.

  • Reply Diane Lynne C. February 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I’d love to see a Design Team Challenge where only greens and purple colors are used. Or a challenge where each designer is given the same exact materials and is to using only those materials to create one or two cards. I’d love to see the end results for these 2 challenges.

  • Reply Vicki Dillon February 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I would like to see more projects using your glitter. I love it and have purchase several colors. Maybe an Easter card using the glitter?

  • Reply Sarah Biswabic February 7, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    All of the cards are amazing! I would love to to see a Wedding or Anniversary cards without flowers challenge.

  • Reply Carole Ferguson February 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful cards. I love the stitched dies.
    I have no trouble making cards for my granddaughters (any occasion). However, I seem to be in a rut when it comes to my young grandson. He’s 8. So I would like to see a “Cards For Young Boys” challenge. Any occasion, but particularly birthdays.

  • Reply Libby Morse February 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I love the diversity of the different designers. I would love to see what can be done with backgrounds.

  • Reply Stacey Kapu February 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Love your tutorials, they give me so many ideas. I would love to see more ideas on the peel off stickers for the holidays. Not just Christmas, but Easter, Halloween, etc. thanks so much for the chance!

  • Reply Joey Binard February 7, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I’d like to see one designer use one die and/or die set and use it in five different ways. If a group of 3 to 5 coordinating papers was added to the mix, it would be particularly challenging and exciting to see.

  • Reply Barbara February 7, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Spring and summer Challenges would be nice. I am quite often using nature stamps.

  • Reply FM Gardner February 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    These are all beautiful cards! I would like to see ideas using feathers of all sorts.

  • Reply Lisa Triplett February 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Absolutely awesome cards. I would love to see a Designer Challenge using the Gatefold – Elegant Roses die cut.

  • Reply Debbie Odle February 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I love all the dies, they’re wonderful . I’m looking for a challenge where the dies are used in a junk journal. I think that would be awesome!

  • Reply Kelli Needham February 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I just love all the great inspiration! I would like to see a challenge where all the designers use the same dies or set of products to come up with different ways to use those products, example, create a card, a 3d project, and a tag. I like to have ideas of numerous things for one product. I’m more likely to purchase and use things when I see multiple things made with it! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Debbie Odle February 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I love all the dies, they’re wonderful . I’m looking for a challenge where the dies are used in a junk journal. I think that would be awesome!

  • Reply Beka Ratliff February 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Would totally love the heart dies! As for what I’d like to see honestly, is shaker card tutorials and ideas.

  • Reply Susan February 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Feb challenge
    Pet sympathy card since their death frequently is like a family member.

  • Reply Debbie Odle February 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I absolutely love all the stitched dies. I would love to see a challenge where the die can be used in a junk journal. I think that would be awesome!

  • Reply Jean Chaney February 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I love all the stitched dies and would like to see more ways to use them in pop-up type cards.

  • Reply Brian Poteraj February 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    I think that the designers should have a theme that must incorporate at least 3 different patterned papers into their card.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson February 7, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I would like to see unusual color combinations as the theme.

  • Reply Marianne Schmitt February 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I would love to see more of Susan’s Garden flowers!

  • Reply Amy Cooley February 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I would like to see a challenge involving treat bags/boxes and another with shaker cards. Thanks!

  • Reply Connie Hall February 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Beautiful cards, I would like to see some red, white and blue cards patriotic themes maybe.

  • Reply Tammy Sides February 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to see a challenge of using cupcakes or ice cream cones as the theme. All the bright colors would be soooo cute.

  • Reply Cathy February 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful inspiration from the Design Team!! I would like to see a beachy/sea challenge 😊

  • Reply Sue Ann Butts February 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I really liked all the cards, but especially Eugenia’s card. Love the shabby sheep look and would like to see more of it.

  • Reply Deneise Garcia February 7, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I love flowers , so I would like all the help I can get. All of the cards are wonderful. I like the stitches on the banners for background. I’d love to be a judge! I vote for them all!

  • Reply Lesley Pyle February 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Oh my! The design team have excelled themselves yet again – these projects are beautifully made. If I could enter then I’d love to try a Sketch challenge but maybe with pre-determined colours too.

  • Reply Joyce Brady February 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I would like to see a Susan’s Garden challenge . I absolutely love her flowers and I am trying to learn to use the shaping tool. I need more practice to make the flowers look like hers, but I’m working on it.

  • Reply Shirley Stone February 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Stitched dies look so professional however you use them. They totally give a finished look to cards. At the expense of making/buying envelopes I would like to see cards the size of #10 envelopes!

  • Reply Pat Sakrismo February 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I would love to see a challenge using butterflies with glitter or foil. Or maybe crosses…. Love all the examples you show. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Reply Dawn Larson February 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Lovely cards! I absolutely love stitched dies! For a challenge I would like to see some flip cards (where the front of the card flips back-and-forth) I’m just into those and they’re a lot of fun to make. Please keep those gorgeous samples coming!

  • Reply Janet R. Swain February 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I love the simplicity of Birgit Norton’s Stitched Hearts card. I would enjoy to see more from her challenges. I love your dies and have some of the older ones.

  • Reply Marianne February 7, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Would love to see Elizabeth craft box cards. I don’t think I have ever seen that particular type of card made by your company.

  • Reply Charlotte Siewert February 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Love the stitched dies. With the wedding season soon upon us, would like to see a wedding card competition.

  • Reply Karen H February 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I would like to see a challenge for cards for grandchildren. I have 11 of them and I could really use some new ideas. I REALLY want to win the dies too. All 11 of my grandchildren LOVE crafting with grandma. And I am always looking for ways to save on crafting supplies. Lol

  • Reply Donna @ Donna's Crafty Wonderland February 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I would love to see these stitched frames used in conjunction with some of the pivot accordion dies! Beautiful cards, above…Kudos to the design Team! Crafty hugs ~ Donna =)

  • Reply Beverly February 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Love all of the cards but am especially intrigued by the Frances Byrne background using the stitched fish tales die. What an unusual application for them. I would like to see a challenge using “Shimmer Sheets”

  • Reply Barbra Lawson February 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Loving all of the new products and the projects made with them!

  • Reply Heather Mueller February 7, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    This is a hard question. The designers are wonderful and have such great ideas. I love the stitched designs. I think I would like to see more floral designs. I am a realist when I use watercolours and like the flowers to look like you just picked them. Also when I do the paper flowers I like them to look real. You all do such a lovely job it is hard to narrow the field down.

  • Reply preety February 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    These are beautiful creations! such pretty results with the dies 🙂 I love the added interest stitched dies provide. Would love to see these talented ladies inspire us with a masculine themed challenge to show us how dies can be used for making masculine projects for the men in our lives 🙂 another idea for a challenge is to show us how to use 1 die in different ways within the same project, which will help us learn ways to stretch our supplies if we have limited dies. Thanks for the chance!
    cheers
    preety

  • Reply Shelly Lindgren February 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    What a fun giveaway! I absolutely adore these stitched dies. As for what I’d like to see in the future is the best way to mix & match and/or using dies for a project that is not its original intent (such as using an owl die to create various other animals) among designers. Sometimes it’s hard to think outside the box.

  • Reply Dorothy Mutafopulos February 7, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I am so in love with Selma Stevenson card using the Dreamcatcher by Joset Designs its beautiful . I would like to see the stitched dies in layers with pattern paper or even creating a window and a scene as if you where looking outside.

  • Reply Pat February 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    These are all beautiful! Love the colors but would like to see something brighter in the colors… making them “pop”!

  • Reply Jeanne A February 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Simply in awe!

  • Reply Heidi Hobson February 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I haven’t tried the stitch dies do would love them. I’d like to see a single colour challenge. You can pick any colour but then have to to stick to it in different shades xx

  • Reply Sheree Timmermans February 7, 2017 at 11:58 am

    My goodness, you have a such talented team members. They are all so creative. I’m glad I didn’t have to pick a favorite because I don’t think I could. I would love to see the designers do shimmer sheetz. With so many new dies and products it would be interesting to see some new takes on an old favorite of mine!

  • Reply Nami February 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I like the card using fishtail die to create a unique look on cupcake card.
    How about the pop up card challenge or interactive card challenge? I love making fun cards with a twist.

  • Reply Joan Frantzen February 7, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful examples, all! I’d love to see a challenge using one word to evoke the feeling you get when you see the card. For example: joy, calm, excitement, gratitude, etc.

  • Reply Tina February 7, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Love seeing cards with a touch of watercolor complimented with beautiful word die.

  • Reply Ilona February 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

    What a beautiful cards ,I wish that I was so good..
    I want to see more cards for 50years (Sarah and Abraham)

  • Reply Beverly Chester February 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

    These are just beautiful and the stitched dies are one of my all time favorite!! I would like to see some masking with sentiments and flowers!

  • Reply Chris Esposito February 7, 2017 at 11:28 am

    I’m new to cardmaking and die cutting so all design lessons are welcome.

  • Reply Daryl Carbone February 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

    So many possibilities to enhance my cards!!! Love them all!!

  • Reply Brenda Spierowski February 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I would love to see some watercoloring or stencils. Even the use of die cuts used as stencils or templates.

  • Reply Anna from the land down under February 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Hi wonderfully beautiful cards.
    What about cards that are no bigger then 6″x4″. Using a ink technique for the background with a lacey die on top.

  • Reply Evelyne Carlen February 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Wow such beautiful cards. Such talent. I also was thinking of a challenge with flowers 🌺

  • Reply Margery C February 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Masculine card challenge.

  • Reply Glennis F February 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I don’t have any stitched dies as yet, the samples are lovely. I would like to see monochrome cards or white on white ideas. They can be so elegant

  • Reply JEAN MCNULTY February 7, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Wow gorgeous artwork! I am loving the Tea Time set and would love to see a challenge using it:)

  • Reply Tracy Ricci February 7, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Frances Byrne, I love your Fishtail Banner background. How innovative! I never would have thought of piecing them together like that! Way to think outside the box!

    I would like to see the designers challenged to incorporate watercolor techniques into their designs!

  • Reply RaVonna Johnson February 7, 2017 at 11:06 am

    These are amazing, I never thought of using the stitched dies but these are amazing. I would love to see more challenges using some basic shapes in all new ways (circles, squares, etc.)

  • Reply Sandy Schoonover February 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

    All the cards shown today are magnifacent. These ladies are really talented. I can’t even find a favorite because they are all equally beautiful. I would like to see a challenge with some Easter pop up cards for children. When I was a child my grandmother always give us the most amazing pop up cards and we couldn’t wait to receive them. Those pop up up cards were treasured for years.

  • Reply Shirley Lee February 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I love the dreamcatcher and coffee cup designs! I have always enjoyed exploring the handmade Native American art and the dreamcatchers have always intrigued me. I think that the teacups are absolutely adorable. I am going to have to order that die set! I would love to see a patriotic theme…something that showcases what a wonderful spirit this country represents!

  • Reply Vivian C. February 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Fabulous collection of inspiration! Being stuck in the middle of snowy cold winter I long for sunshine and flowers. How about a spring challenge to brighten things?

  • Reply Elaine Benes February 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    With Valentine’s day just around the corner Birgit Norton’s card really impressed me. It is simple yet elegant.

  • Reply Niki February 7, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Lovely stitched Designs!

    Challenge with a baking theme! A few more months of winter to go, cards with comfort food theme.

  • Reply Gilda (McStamper) February 7, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I would like to see challenges with certain colors. Love the beautiful inspiration today.

  • Reply ANN ROBBINS February 7, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful job by everyone!
    I would like to see the use of the Holiday of Easter as another challenge.

  • Reply Susan Green February 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I would love to see a challenge using edge dies in different ways.

  • Reply Gini Cagle February 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

    I would like to see a challenge to use dies for backgrounds (that’s something I forget to do sometimes!)

  • Reply Nika February 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE ~ Evgenia Petzer’s gorgeous card using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners!!!
    Would LOVE to see more
    shabby chic/victorian style cards with the stitch dies.

  • Reply Cindy DeVries February 7, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Love all of these creative gems! Each is unique and such inspiration to me! Thank you for your creativity! In the future I would like cards with a baby theme!! Having new grand baby born soon!

  • Reply Katherine Carlozzi February 7, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I love all your dies. I would like more animal dies. I would also like to see some ideas for storage and usage of dies. Maybe a container for dies. I have so many dies and now I forget what I have. I really need help in this area. Thanks.

  • Reply Barbara Madgett February 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I love the stitched dies. Would love to see more using the square dies.

  • Reply Beverly February 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

    These cards are beautiful! I love the dream catcher and the patchwork both. I would love to see a challenge based on heritage and/or culture. The possibilities are endless since we are such a global family!

  • Reply Jeanie Garrity February 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I would love to see a challenge using monotone flowers and leaves–any pallet but all in the same colors–for example light to dark pinks for the flowers and light to dark greens for the leaves, etc. Thanks.

  • Reply LisaM6 February 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I think each of the projects. I so love to see a challenge of using flowers in new ways.

  • Reply CeAnn mcnamara February 7, 2017 at 10:41 am

    As Linda Agers said , she would not want to be a judge in this contest. All GORGEOUS. I LOVE Els’ designs. Want those to keep on comin’.

  • Reply Karen PA February 7, 2017 at 10:38 am

    WOW! Selma’s Dreamcatcher card IS absolutely stunning! Great Job Selma! Well Done! Definitely a keeper for home decor on a mantel or wall…

    Would love to see more 3-D cards, projects, altered art pieces…

  • Reply Wahnita Hammond February 7, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I would love to see a challenge that celebrates different cultures. All the designs are stunning as always!!!!

  • Reply Jan S February 7, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I would like to see ideas using the new Row Houses or Teatime stamps and dies.

  • Reply Debbie myers February 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I love your cards. Just beautiful!! I would like to see challenges using pop up dies in a different manner than they were made for. I like to use them in more than one way. Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Goldie Coen February 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I would love to see more hand crafted flowers . ALso I love the few dies that I do have and have enjoyed make Valentine cards with them .

  • Reply Jan S February 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I would like to see ideas using the new row houses or tea time stamps and dies.

  • Reply Marsha D February 7, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Wow. These are so wonderful. I just love all the beautiful cards the team makes and look forward to more. Layouts and backgrounds are always a challenge for me so maybe a team challenge using the same layout would be a challenge idea.

  • Reply bonnie February 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I would like to see a challenge with masking. I do not know how to do this.

  • Reply Jeanette Fortin February 7, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I love all the dies and cards they are so awesome all the team is awesome

  • Reply Winkie Fordney February 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Like the dream catcher card and enjoy more items like that with things and charms that hang off from the card.

  • Reply Patty McClung February 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

    They are all so beautiful! I’d like to see some wreath designs, not only Christmas but all seasons.

  • Reply Shann February 7, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I would love to see some shaped cards and eventually, some dies to cut them.
    Thanks

  • Reply Shann February 7, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I would love to see some shaped cards and, hopefully eventually, dies to cut them out.
    Thanks

  • Reply Laura Skarpa February 7, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I would love to see a design challenge for masculine cards. It’s sometimes hard to use the delicate dies to create a card for the man in your life.

  • Reply Joanne February 7, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I also find these are all gorgeous!! I would like to see a baby card challenge. Something more than using Susan’s beautiful Baby die. It would be interesting to see just how creative the designers would be…to have a “I never thought of using it in that way” moment!!

  • Reply Shirley February 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Love all the beautiful cards and the new stitched dies. I would love to see a challenge using just basic black and white!

  • Reply Anneke February 7, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Lovely cards and those dies are gorgeous. I would like to see cards with a minimum use of… to get the maximum effect. So I would like to see a challenge “Less is More”.

  • Reply Kathryn Holden February 7, 2017 at 10:06 am

    These designs are so amazing and inspiring! I would like to see basic dies used in non-basic ways, if that makes sense, so we get more bang for the buck.

  • Reply Stephanie Gibson February 7, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I would love to see an Easter card challenge using MICROfine glitter.

  • Reply Melissa Paisley February 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I think it would be cool to see a recordsble message or singing card challenge in the future. I love the cards with the chibi lights. I know it might be a challenging card but these crafters out there have some serious talent and love the challenge. Thanks and good luck all.

  • Reply R February 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    These dies looks like they would be great to have for card making!
    Do you have any tutorials on versa mark or embossing powders?

  • Reply Rosemary Bache February 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I am very taken with the stitched dies. All the designs are lovely and so varied but have to say the shabby chic look on the card by Evgenia Petzer is simply gorgeous. I would love to see more shabby chic- mixed media designs for the major birthdays 18th, 21st, etc and for 25th, 50th 60th Wedding Anniversaries

  • Reply Connie Sue Larson February 7, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I would love to see more ways to make cards that open with a pop up option. I always love more ideas.

  • Reply Cynthia Link February 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I love these dies, and the designs your talented designers shared. I love Frances’ stiched fishtales! I’d love to see a challenge using your fences!

  • Reply Penny Warren February 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I get so excited to see new challenges, and I try to create as many cards from the ideas shown. I love Karen Burniston’s dies, but any fancy folds or 3D is my passion.

  • Reply Sharman February 7, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I would love to see more ideas using the basic dies like these stitched dies. I love all the speciality dies especially the new pocket die (love that but can’t afford it) but I think having the basics is important and then you can also use the speciality ones with them. Love every you tube. Great video’s and wonderful tips and samples. Gets me very inspired.

  • Reply Denise Bryant February 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful cards! Love the varied use of the Stitched dies!
    I would love to see a challenge with everyone using the Entwined Circles set of dies!

  • Reply Roxanne Jones February 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Love the ideas but I really love to watercolor – it helps me remember winter will be gone soon. Watercoloring seems to be pretty popular right now and an fun type of crafting, so I guess I would love to see some watercolor cards.

  • Reply Kirsten Sykes February 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Such a creative group! Thanks for always inspiring me!

    I would love to see a designer challenge ” butterflies are free”. Using butterfly dies, microfine glitter, and shimmer sheets. Great spring idea!

  • Reply Deanna Carey February 7, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Using dies in my card crafting is my most favorite thing to do. I would love to see some Easter die layouts for the upcoming season.

  • Reply Suzanne Foster February 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I would love to see the Accordion Fancy die used in the challenge. I am intrigued by all the accordion dies.

  • Reply Yvonne S Morentin February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

    wow. these are awesome… love the dream catcher

  • Reply Jamie February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I love all of the designs and the Elizabeth Craft product! I think one of my favorite designers posted here is Selma Stevenson. Beautiful work.

    I would like to see a designer challenge for men’s cards. Birthday, or any day cards.

  • Reply Charlotte February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Great designs as ususal! I would like to see . I would like see more pop up dies

  • Reply Dellene Rodgers February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Frances Bryne love your card it is so colorful . Would like to see more of your work

  • Reply Eileen R February 7, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful inspiration with these projects! I would love to see more of the Peel and Stick stickers used but not with glitter…I have many of these wonderful stickers and would like to try something new and different with them.

  • Reply Karen Smith February 7, 2017 at 9:40 am

    The ‘in stitches’ theme is fabulous. I would like to see a theme using Susan’s garden dies. Many thanks for reading.

  • Reply Gay February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

    The samples are amazing. I couldn’t pick which one I like the best! I love the dies Dreamcatcher set. I would like to see more ideas for that!

  • Reply Nancy Walker February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

    These samples give me lots of ideas! Thank you. I would like to see more cards featuring the calligraphy dies of Suzanne Cannon. I just love these gorgeous fonts and words!

  • Reply Ally Sanchez February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

    What Designer Challenge would you like to see in the future: I would like to see some Pop-up Cards (art), I need some inspiration.

  • Reply Odessa Warren February 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I would like to see a “shaker card” challenge.

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Reply Carla Hundley February 7, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Fabulous designso
    and I would like to
    see something using
    purple, pink and blue!
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Linda Kennedy February 7, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful cards!! I would love to see projects done with any of your dies but especially the new flower and leaf ones. They are so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Reply Laura P February 7, 2017 at 9:32 am

    It’s not really a challenge idea, but I would love to see samples of the various dies on your web site, listed with the item. I’m not super creative on my own, but I love to borrow ideas from others. It would be great to see the dies used in cards when I’m trying to decide if I want to purchase. For example, I just purchased #1153 Banners, #1330 Sliders/Spinners and #1279 Fishtail Borders and I need to figure out ways to use them. Samples would really help. I’d also love to see a fitted fishtail banner as I love layering the fitted and stitched designs together. Okay, not sure if this has been done – a Challenge for the Sliders/Spinners die. How’s that for answering your question? 🙂

  • Reply Fay February 7, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Wow! How lovely! I love pop up cards and anything with dimension. I have a Silhouette Cameo but a couple of years ago I began collecting dies and I love them. It would be great to add these to my stash.

  • Reply Sandra Heitman February 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I love the stitched dies. They leave such a beautiful effect on your card. I think with spring coming it would be nice to have a challenge with Susan’s Garden Club flowers. They are so beautiful. Just imagine the floral bouquets and gardens that can be made.

  • Reply Theresa A Wright February 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the gorgeous samples – quite an inspiration, as always.

    With the GYSE coming up, I’d like to see some 3.5″X 2.5″ (Artist Trading Card size) using Susan’s dies and microfine glitter. Cats optional…

  • Reply Lynn February 7, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Those cards are amazing – stunning! I would like to see cards that can be made quickly – maybe a 10 minute challenge card.

  • Reply Janice J. February 7, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Wow! Your team is wonderfully talented. These cards are beautiful.
    I would like to see an animal die cut theme. I see those cute dies, but I don’t really think I am creative enough to use one. I love your store, your projects, and your designs.

  • Reply KT Fit Kitty February 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Wow, these are gorgeous! I love all the stitched dies everyone used! As for a challenge, how about a challenge that your customers could enter? I’d love to join in and share some inspiration and I bet you would get a lot of participants. Maybe you already have such a challenge? I haven’t seen it…

  • Reply Vicki February 7, 2017 at 9:26 am

    All of these are so pretty but I just love the new Dreamcatcher die set. It makes me think of our Native Americans and living in Southern Oklahoma it’s fitting. So, since your design team is so diverse with their backgrounds and styles, I think it would be nice to see a ‘heritage’ challenge. Each designer makes a card that represents their heritage, where they were born, where they live, etc. I can imagine all the great cards!

  • Reply Rita Navarre February 7, 2017 at 9:26 am

    what beautiful cards! I really like any challenges that you do…

  • Reply Belinda February 7, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Wow what beautiful designs these are all gorgeous!!! I would love to see more of Karen Burniston’s dies. Love her designs!!

  • Reply Sandi McFarland February 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Sympathy Cards are one the most difficult genres to do for me. I would love to see simple, elegant designs for them. Thank you!!

  • Reply Lisa Shults February 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Bookmark challenge to give as gifts using easy techniques to introduce new folks to crafting/stamping.

  • Reply Tracy Lustick February 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Talk about talent ! My goodness so beautiful !

  • Reply Ginette Laforest February 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I would like the designer team to make a card that will give us the opportunity to create a card with multiple pages with pup-ups so a group of persons can sign. Also a design that we can add pages if more signatures than expected. Thanks

  • Reply Tonya Ward February 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    These are all beautiful. I would like to see anything with flowers. Love scrapbooking with flower dies. Love this site!
    Tonya Ward

  • Reply Caroline Hicks February 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Love the ideas , so inspirational .
    Would love to see some 3D homecrafts using the wonderful dies .

  • Reply Glorie February 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I would love to see some Birthday cards done with non Birthday related dies. So much inspiration.

  • Reply Ellen February 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Spring landscapes.

  • Reply Linda Agers February 7, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I’m glad I am not a judge who has choose which creation is the most inspiring. These are all gorgeous samples of the stitched dies.
    I would like to see some of Susan’s dies developed by your designers. They are so beautifully detailed.

  • Reply Janet Saunders February 7, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I would love to see a design contest with your wonderful designers combining beautiful pastel soft finish cardstock and spring flowers in a “shape” card where you don’t cut the top of a larger shape i.e. heart, tea cup or whatever shape they would choose. Basically, a “shape” card…I think I was putting too many restrictions on them lol. Love, love, love all your products. Can’t wait to see in in Kansas City in July.

  • Reply Kathleen Jones February 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I make a lot of 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ cards, I would LOVE to see more designs and ideas using these size cards….
    this is your next Challenge.

  • Reply Cindy therkildsen February 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    All the cards are lovely! I can see using the stitched dies for SO many different things.
    I’d love to see a challenge done using puppies and kittens. My two favorite things!

  • Reply Deb Lunn February 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I make cards for the joy of seeing someone’s face light up. I would love to add these dies to my card making collection.

  • Reply Tracy Steinbach February 7, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I would love to see a anything but a card challenge. Just to get ideas of other things we can do with your products. And I am addicted to dies and I would LOVE LOVE TO WIN ALL OF THOSE STITCHED DIES!!! They would come to a good home and be well LOVED!!!

  • Reply Elvia Sanabria February 7, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I’d love to see a challenge where you have to come up with different ways of using one particular die. LIke use this heart die in 5 different ways.

  • Reply Karen Hasheck February 7, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Great cards by the DT! I would like to see a challenge on unique ways to combine our stamps with our dies. I find I am not using my stamps much when I design with my dies…

  • Reply Twila Price February 7, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I’d like to see more scenic (as in creating scenes) card inspirations. I find those the most interesting of all.

    • Reply Bobbi February 8, 2017 at 8:54 am

      I agree, I love doing scenery cards. I also love layered cards.

  • Reply Yolanda Mendez February 7, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Hello. I would like to see dies used for tags and for holiday items.

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