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Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 18, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here 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 start us off this month, Frances Byrne created a “Congrats on your new home” card using the Krista Schneider Row Houses Clear Stamp Set and coordinating die set. She used the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Fishtails and Fitted Fishtails for her main image panel with the Behind the Scenes – Earth and Sky Stencil for the sky and the Pop it Ups Outdoor Edges for the grassy designer paper panel. For the square panels Frances used the Stitched Squares, Fitted Squares, and Alphabet 2 – Lower Case die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. She included Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Rich Black, Brick Red and Buttercream.


Selma Stevenson has created this delightful ‘bird-day!’ card using the Krista Schneider Bird-day Party Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set. To set the scene on the front of her card, Selma used the branch from the Honey Bear Clear Stamp and coordinating die sets. For the grass along the bottom of the card, she chose the CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die set. The clouds were created using the Behind the Scenes Earth and Sky Stencil. Selma incorporated the sentiment on a heart from the  Scallop Hearts from Els van de Burgt Studio and added movement with the Sliders and Spinners from Joset Designs. To finish off the front of the card she added corners from the Corners 1 die set from Els van de Burgt Studio. For the inside of her card Selma used the A Way with Words – Happy Birthday die along with another of the birds from the Bird-day Party Clear Stamp set and coordinating die set.

Karen Nofziger created this ‘tweet’ card using the Krista Schneider Feathered Friends Clear Stamps set and coordinating die set. By creating a window in the card front using Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Ovals & Dotted Scallop Ovals die sets, part of  the inside of her card can be viewed from the outside, too. Karen added flowers to the front of her card using the Garden Notes Jasmine die set.

Elena Anderson created this adorable baby card. As you can see, she made the inside of her card the main feature. This is easy to do when you use the Pop it Ups Flower Flower Pot Pop Stand die set and Soft Finish Cardstock. Elena used the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies Clear Stamps set and coordinating die set as well as the Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set and the Bird-Day Party dies to cut the balloons that decorate her card. For the sentiment she used the Pop it Ups Baby Clear Stamps set.

Our next card was created by Melanie Smith. Melanie used the Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamps set and coordinating dies.  To layer the image onto her card Melanie chose the Pop it Ups Labels & Circles die set. For the stripes that run across the front of the yellow panel, she used the smallest fishtail banner from the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails die set.

Anita Kejriwal created her card so that the inside of the card can be viewed from the outside. For her card she used the Krista Schneider Feathered Friends Clear Stamps set with coordinating dies and Watercolor Paper. Anita chose Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Rectangles and Fitted Rectangles to die cut the various layers of her card. To finish off her card she has used one of the sentiments from Joset Designs Dreams Sentiments Clear Stamps set.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum also created a card where part of the inside can been seen when the card is closed. She die cut a window opening on the front using the Els van de Burgt Studio Fitted Circles and Stitched Circles. Tina picked one of the flowers from the Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Clear Stamps set. She stamped the flower on the inside, leaving it as black on white, and then colored the image on the acetate window so the flower is in full color when the card is closed. Tina also used the ModaScrap Leafy Branch 4 and Stitched Fishtail Banners along with the Joset Designs Bee Sentiments Clear Stamps set to finish off her card.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wondering creations our Coloring Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to decorate the inside of your cards as well as the outside. 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 giveaway, 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, April 21st.

Good luck, and have a great week!

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  • Paula Penninella April 21, 2017 at 9:48 am

    My favorite sentiment theme is Live, Laugh, Love. I have it in various forms.

  • Arianna Barbara April 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Wow! beautiful cards!!!
    I use “Handmade with Love” and “Happy Birthday” the most.

  • Mary Holshouser April 20, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Happy Birthday.
    On the inside I usually hand-write a sentiment
    or add some thoughts about/for the person
    who is receiving the card.
    Great card in this post.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Marjorie L Estey April 20, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I am “sunshine” person for a group so my most used sentiments are Happy Birthday and Get Well. I also like to do Thank You cards.

  • Myrna April 19, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    My most often used sentiment is Happy Birthday. I love the card by Elena Anderson, using the Pop It Up flower pot die. Wow!!

  • Tonya K. April 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I love all of the cards shown in this blog! I use Happy Birthday in most of my cards that I design. Cardmaking is so much fun and I love to make people smile.😊🎨✂️🖌🖍

  • Lorie R April 19, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    “Thinking of you” as it’s generic enough to be used for a variety of cards. If that was the only stamp sentiment I had, it would be enough 😉

  • Geri S. April 19, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Happy Birthday is my most used but Hello is my favorite cuz it can still be a birthday card.

  • stacy andrews April 19, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Thinking of you And Happy Birthday is the ones I use the most.

  • Cyndi Serrano April 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    You Are awesome! is my favorite sentiment to use on everyday greeting cards.

  • Sharon Gullikson April 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Happy Birthday is my most used sentiment.

  • Brian Poteraj April 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    I make Christmas cards every year–a lot of them. I use Merry Christmas over and over.

  • Sharon gullikson April 19, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Happy birthday. I mostly make birthday cards.

  • Elaine Weberg April 19, 2017 at 10:35 am

    It depends on what card I’m making at the moment, but usually for my monthly stampers exchange I use something like “hello” or “just a note” or “just because”….something like that.

  • Tina April 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Probably Happy Birthday for the inside. The back of card when you care enough to send the very best you make it yourself. Is probably my most used stamp

  • Beverly Chester April 19, 2017 at 7:56 am

    My most used is Happy Birthday sentiment!! Love your products!,

  • Natalie Godfrey April 19, 2017 at 7:46 am

    My favorite is “Happy Birthday” and then “Hello”

  • Vicki Etheridge April 19, 2017 at 7:35 am

    It really depends on the card I’m making, but lately I’ve had to make a few sympathy cards. I found a stamp set a while back and just started using the one stamp for sympathy cards. The stamp reads, “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”

  • Joanne April 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I am fairly new to card making so Happy Birthday would be my most used sentiment. I enjoyed looking at all the cards from your design team. There is a lot of inspiration there for me to draw from.

  • Roxanne April 19, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I believe lately that my most used phrase has been ‘Thank you’ or Thanks a latte-I usually use a little coffee to go container on front for this. ‘Happy Birthday’ is a close second!
    Thanks for opportunity to actually win something…. Love Love Elizabeth Craft products! Quality dies, stamps that actually work on first pass! Bonus! 🙂 Happy Wednesday crafting to you!

  • Karen K April 19, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Love Selma’s HB card and EA’s Flower Pot Pop Up card. Favorite sentiments is a tie between Thank You and Happy Birthday…

  • Christine Kosmak April 19, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I don’t have a “favourite” or “most used” sentiment that I use on cards. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get crafting or card making for a while due to health problems and trying to catch up with the garden and housework! Unfortunately I don’t get any help from my 28 year old son who has Aspergers and OCD! His days are spent mostly on the couch! I’m drooling over all of these gorgeously decorated cards!!

  • Kathy S April 18, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Mostly I use various birthday greetings.

  • Patty Moore April 18, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    “When I count my blessings, I count you twice”

  • Kathy Ferguson April 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Lovely cards your designers made. I use the sentiment “Happy Birthday” when making cards. We have a large extended family and friends who receive them.

  • Cynthia Johnson April 18, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I use Happy Birthday the most!

  • Linda Buyck April 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Happy Birthday is the most used sentiment for me.

  • Debbie winkler April 18, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    All the cards are Beautiful!

  • Samantha April 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Most common sediments: “Thinking of you” and “Happy Birthday “

  • Tammy W April 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I like to use grateful, you can use the sentiment in many ways and helps to remind me to keep looking forward. Thank you for the ideas.

  • Hermelinda April 18, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I just love visiting your blog. Your samples bring out the best inspiration. To answer your question, my most used sentiment has to be “Happy Birthday”. I make almost all the birthday cards for the folks in my building at work … I even get a lot of special requests so I’m always looking for inspiration.

  • preeti d. April 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Beautiful and inspirayional projects 🙂 my most used sentiment is happy birthday since I make a lot of birthday cards 🙂

  • SUPRIYA JAIN April 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Wonderful and just AWESOME creations by all DT members. Kudos to all DT members. My most used sentiment while creating a card is happiness, Enjoying Life, Joy and thus inspiring everyone to be happy and at peace inside out..
    ECD- keep creating beautiful products.

  • nancy dempsey April 18, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    For sure my most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday”.

  • Patsy Hamm April 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Amazed by the flower pot pop-up , I have been familiar with your tapes & glitter … but didn’t know about your stamp sets & dies … excited to maybe win a gift card to use to shop

  • Jeanne H April 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    By far, I make more birthday cards saying Happy Birthday than any other kind of cards.

  • Christi Conley April 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    What stunning Design Team creations!! My most used inside the card sentiment is “happy birthday” – thanks for the giveaway!

  • Michel Espey April 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Most used sentiment is Happy Birthday in different fonts.

  • Amy Cooley April 18, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I use a large variety of sentiments on my cards, but my “Happy Birthday” stamps get the most use.

  • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    ‘Many Happy Returns of the Day’ is my Pooh-style wish for a Happy Birthday

  • Marilyn Mundy April 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Love to color and and this is such an awesome challenge. All the designer’s did a great job. I will definitely be trying a few myself. My favorite sentiment is Thinking of You.

  • Jilynn Wall April 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Happy Birthday is the sentiment I use the most on cards

  • Christine Brammall April 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Happy birthday is the sentiment I use the most

  • megan decker April 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    this is awesome!

  • Denise F. April 18, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I have started replacing Happy Birthday with, ” It Is Your Special Day”. Just received some double sided tape and some of your beautiful glitter, can’t wait to try some of your techniques.

  • Denise F. April 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I have always used Happy Birthday more than any other sentiment but I’ve been trying to use, It’s Your Special Day. Just ordered double sided tape in 3 widths and some glitter, I want to try some of the techniques I’ve seen you all use!

  • Cindy Wilson April 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Boringly its Happy Birthday followed closely by Thank You.

  • Penny Mann April 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I use Happy Birthday a lot.

  • Janet Ingraham April 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    These are so unique and AWESOME. I’m in love. My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday

  • Janet Ingraham April 18, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    These are so unique an.”d AWESOME. I’m in love. My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday

  • Susan April 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I just finished making a beautiful wedding card, but you can use it for anniversary, as well, and here it is
    “May your life together be full of love and your love be full of life”

  • Anita Brian Braddock April 18, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Super Awesome giveaway I Love her dies thanks I use Happy Birthday lots or Merry Christmas its a toss up for sure. Lol

  • Janet Gundrum April 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I make a lot of cards for our church members, so Happy Birthday is the one I use most often.

  • Faye Douglas April 18, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    I think “happy birthday” would be my most used sentiment But also use “just for you” a lot

  • brenda driggers April 18, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Thinking of you and Happy Birthday

  • Nancy E April 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    “Wishing you a butterflies and flowers kind of day.”

  • Kim April 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Thinking of You and Happy Birthday are usually pretty equally matched in my house.

  • Vicki Miller April 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    My favorite saying for inside birthday cards is “Got Cake” and it has a cute little chubby alien that looks like he’s saying it. I love it because it’s unexpected. Also, my favorite thing to do to the back of the card is a stamp I have that says “If it was a Hallmark it wouldn’t look this good”. Everyone always flips my cards to the back to read this statement. If I didn’t do it, people would be disappointed.

  • Kathy Dreyer April 18, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    My favorite stamp is “Thinking of You”. I use it on sympathy cards as well as notecards to friends and family with the meaning and message that I am thinking of them. I miss you. It’s been a while since we have met for lunch. It’s a versatile stamp that can be used with different meanings. When designing a card, I use a smaller design matching the front of the card and an envelope liner using one of the papers used in the card design.

  • Vivian C. April 18, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Wonderful design inspiration! I am starting to decorate the inside of my cards more. My most used sentiment is happy birthday. I’m partial to Karen’s “flying by to say” sentiment, though.

  • Lisa Triplett April 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    My birthday sentiment is Happiest Wishes on your Birthday! I love all of the cards. Great ideas.

  • Charline H April 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Love all the cards shown. Happy Birthday is probably the most used. “Thank you and Thinking of you” run a close second.

  • Marsha D April 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    The sentiment I used the most is Happy Birthday (and variations of that)

  • Denise Morgante April 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    My most liked sentiment is “Just Because” It fits most occasions for sending a card.

  • Denise Morgante April 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    My liked sentiment is “Just Because”. It can fit most occasions for sending a card.

  • Sandra Kobrin April 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Hello everyone

    I use thank you and happy bday mostly ,but depend of the month some congrats, grad, fathers and mothers day, costumers tell you what they want .
    Xoxo

  • Maureen Lee April 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    My most used sentiment is “Thanks”. I also have been making more “With Sympathy” cards recently. Hopefully, it’s not a trend.

  • Petra April 18, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    It is HaPpY BirThDaY for me 🙂
    But sometimes it is a sympathy card.

    Grtz Petra

  • Colleen Howell April 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Wow that is hard to answer, I do a lot of happy birthdays but also a lot of others as well. Loved the cards the ladies did for the us.

  • Jenni fox April 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Happy birthday for sure

  • Patricia Van Dinter April 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday!” Thank you for your design challenge and the beautiful example of inside/out cards.

  • Patricia Van Dinter April 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday!” Thank you for your design challenge on all these beautiful examples of inside/out cards.

  • Patricia Van Dinter April 18, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday” Thank you for your design challenge and all your examples of these beautiful inside/out cards!

  • Becca Y April 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I’d have to say “Happy Birthday” since we have a pretty large family and
    I make a card for everyone. I love all of the DT cards, so cute and so
    creative.

  • Cheri Furr April 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    These cards are just adorable and some are truly beautiful! I think “Happy Anniversary” is my favorite sentiment that I’ve used on cards. My husband and I were married on Valentine’s Day, so that IS our anniversary!

  • Nichole Wade April 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Thinking of you is my most used sentiment

  • theodora G. April 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    My preferred sentiments are “Love” and “Believe”. I love making cards; I enjoy decorating inside the card as well as the envelope!

  • theodora April 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    My preferred sentiments are “Love” and “Believe”. I love making cards; I enjoy decorating inside the card as well as the envelope!

  • Linda B April 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Really enjoyed the cards the DT made, they are quite lovely. And I like to use a stamp that says Hello Gorgeous.. It makes me smile every time I stamp it. And I hope it has the same affect on the one who opens it. It also feels gender neutral to me.

  • Fatima Huerta April 18, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I was sooo excited to see all the wonderful creations the Coloring Design Team created this month. It has truly inspired me to now decorate not only the outside but now the inside of the card. Thank you so much. The most-used sentiment I use when creating a card is Happy Birthday.

  • Lisa Enos April 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    My most used sentiment is happy birthday

  • Ellyn Knowlton April 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Whenever possible I like to use a play on words like Just dropping you a line. The inside of the card has a line and hook and a fish , Hogs & Kisses with a pig or Happy Bee Day with bees.

  • Linda Gregory April 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    With 9 grandchildren and several friends I use HAPPY BIRTHDAY a lot and also with the help from friends this winter It`s THANK-YOU!

  • Michele J Emerson-Roberts April 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I often use a small portion of the die or stamp on the ensideof my cards and on the envelope too. I create and send a lot of inspirational cards (about 50 per month). My favorite saying for a lot of the cards I make is: “It is never to late to be what you might have been.”

  • Ellyn Knowlton April 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I like to use sentiments that have a double meaning like “Just dropping you a line” The inside of the card has a line and hook along with a fish; Happy Bee Day with bees or Hogs and Kisses with a pig. . However I send mostly birthday, valentines and Christmas cards.

  • Janice Mitchell April 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I lead a card making club of 50 active retired women. I like to show them that using Thinking of You can be extended by adding Get Well, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or as an expression of Sympathy. It is the most versatile of all greetings.

  • Maureen McLaughlin April 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    A lot of my cards are multi purpose so I try to use single word sentiments that can have a double meaning.. But after saying this I do reach for different Happy Birthday Greetings – this would have to be my most used message.
    For the inside I stamp a smaller portion of an outlined image using the same stamp set on the front except in a lighter colour. I very lightly sponging over this image in the same colour sometimes extending the sponging to two corners.

  • Patty Robinson April 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I always decorate the inside of my cards. Usually, I stamp a small image from the stamp set or maybe just some hearts or coordinating washi tape. I do the same with my envelopes. I send most of my cards to my niece at college, so the sentiment is usually about missing her. Thanks for focusing on this feature.

  • Jean Chaney April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I love these cards with the coordinating insides. Something to think about.
    I find that I send out more birthday cards than anything else, so my most used sentiment is Happy Birthday!

  • Audre G April 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Figuring out what to say inside of a card is the hardest part, especially sympathy cards. I have to say, though, that “Happy Birthday” is the sentiment that I use the most.

  • Leslie Cernocky April 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    The sentiment I use the most is “Happy Birthday”, as well. Although I do like “Congratulations” and “Smile”. The sentiment that is my least favorite is “In Sympathy” and I make a rule that except for pest passing it is the only cards I do not make.

  • Joni Seith April 18, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I use Happy Birthday and Thank You the most.

  • Diane Poirier April 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I use “You Are Not Getting Older, You Are Getting More Awesome” in a lot of my birthday cards.

  • Roberta Hicks April 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday!” I also decorate my inside cards plus the envelopes if I’m giving them personally and not in the mail.

  • Sue LD April 18, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Wonderful cards. I make a lot of Happy birthday cards for family. I am also part of a church card ministry and we make a lot of Anniversary, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy and Thinking of You cards.

  • Aleacia April 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    My most used sentiment is a toss up between happy birthday and thank you

  • Angie Lovett April 18, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    My favorite sentiment is “Thinking of You”. It is useful for a variety of situations.

  • Joset van de Burgt April 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Fabulous challenge and love all the projects. Just stunning!

  • H April 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Love the variety of the designteam cards, beautiful and surtenly great to do also.
    My most used sentiment is Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd (Happy Birthday), but my favorite is an Englisch one: Hugs and Kisses!
    Thats also what I wish you all for making great things.

  • Richard Hanna April 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    “Thank you”, as I have so much to be thankful for.

  • Tonja R. April 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I can’t wait to try the elephant. Those are big in our house. No PUN intended.

  • Karen Kleinert April 18, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It is great that you are showing the inside and what you can do. My husband kids me that I do not have anything inside my cards. But then most of my cards are made for people that I have no way of knowing who they are giving them to. But this might sway me to incorporate something inside and mix it up. There are people that do not know what to say in a card and this might help them.

  • Virginia April 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I loved all the cards , the flower pop up being used as a baby card was my favorite

  • Mary Swanson April 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Most used sentiment is “Thinking of you” and “YOU ROCK”

  • Kathy April 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I enjoy making my own Christmas card…. so Merry Christmas is my most used sentiment….I also make a number of Easter cards.

  • Jeanette April 18, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I guess it would have to be, “Love You/Miss You.”

  • Cindy miller April 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Love looking at all the beautiful examples. A verse I use a lot is : No matter how difficult things seem…never underestimate the power of yourself. I know many people dealing with difficult situations or illnesses and I write weekly to deployed troops so I use this sentiment a lot.

  • Marge Burns April 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Like most everyone else it is Happy Birthday, that’s the most cards I make until Christmas.

  • Nadya Hance April 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    My favorite is “Believe” with either flowers or butterflies.

  • Teena Schaefer April 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I make a lot of wedding cards, so, I probably use “Congratulations ” and “Best Wishes” more than anything else.

  • Stacey Kowbel April 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Fantastic cards by all! I don’t tend to do much to the inside of the card, so this was a great way to show what can be done. My most used sentiment is Happy Birthday

  • Roxanne April 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Great cards , I love them all and use them all .

  • Anneke April 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful cards and very inspiring!
    I think “Happy Birthday” is my the second most used sentiment and the most used is (I think) “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” (but also: Fijne Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar because I still send a lot of Christmas cards to The Netherlands at that time of the year). But I am not sure because most people who get a Christmas card also get a birthday card.

  • Kathleen Adams April 18, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    All the designer cards are adorable. I use “Happy Birthday” the most.

  • Nancy L Miller April 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    The cards are all so pretty! I loved that box card idea since my youngest is expecting soon. The sentiment I use the most would be Praying for You.
    Nancy L Miller

  • Nina Dees Hansen April 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    My most used sentiment is Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Pat Gruber April 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I love the elephant card by Melanie Smith. It is bright and eye catching.
    Most of all, I love the inside, because I always like to write a note in my cards, rather than just signing my name.

  • Ann Robbins April 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    gUESS IT WOULD BE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” AS I MAKE MORE BIRTHDAY CARDS THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

  • ANN ROBBINS April 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I guess “Happy Birthday” because I make more Birthday cards than anything else.

  • Martha Lee Burleson April 18, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I enjoy your tutorials so much and have learned a lot from them. Most of my cards are for birthdays, so the most usual sentiment is something related to that. Many times i make “thinking of you” cards and put the appropriate sentiment inside later.

  • Glennis F April 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I love the way the dt have decorated the insides, motivates me to try harder!

  • Carmen C April 18, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Happy birthday for sure!

  • Cindy April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I use Happy Birthday the most.

  • Carmen C April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Happy birthday for sure.

  • Cynthia Link April 18, 2017 at 11:41 am

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite from such wonderful and talented card options today! I love Tina’s and Anita’s cards with the cut out windows. Neat idea! Lately it seems I’ve been making a lot of sympathy cards, but my favorite is the “thinking of you” card because there’s often no reason to send it other than I love you and am thinking of you!…hoping to make someone’s day a little brighter. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  • Renee Drew April 18, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I have a stamp that says “Even a late card is better than a bill.” I use it much too often for belated cards!

  • carol a smith April 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

    making so many cards for all occasions, it’s hard to have a favorite, I love positive Sentiments .

  • Sophia Marx April 18, 2017 at 11:36 am

    My most used sentiment is Happy Birthday. I like to acknowledge everyone’s birthday with a handmade card.

  • Barb macaskill April 18, 2017 at 11:35 am

    My most used sentiments are, “Thank you ” on the outside and “for being you” on the inside or, “Just Because” on the outside and , “you are special to me”, on the inside.
    I try to send between 10 to 20 cards a week just to let friends and family know that I am thinking of them! At family reunions I am introduced as “the card lady”.
    I also love leaving cards in random places like doctor offices, hospital waiting rooms and on store shelves. On the outside of the envelopes I write, “Open me please”. Most of the cards I leave like this will say, “Smile”, “hello” or “you are special” since I just want to brighten people’s day with them.
    You never know if that random person is having a good or bad day or if they are alone in the world so maybe this is the only “Happy” they will experience today!
    Love the designer’s cards! They are all so lovely! TFS!

  • carol a smith April 18, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I really don’t have a favorite, or most used……I’m constantly making cards for all-occasions . I love a positive Greetings. from the cards shown today, loving the idea of a window to the inside of the card.

  • Julie Strenke April 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I use either Happy Birthday or Thank You So Much.

  • Susan Mclaughlin April 18, 2017 at 11:29 am

    My favorite sentiment is Happy Birthday!

  • Mary Beth Hayman April 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Without a doubt Happy Birthday is my most used sentiment. I do try to jazz it up with a sentimental saying too.

  • Sue Cooley April 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I use Happy Birthday the most.

  • Candy Barnett April 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Lovely, lovely cards. Most used sentiments are Happy Birthday and Thank You.

  • Theresa Moss April 18, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I think I use Happy Birthday the most but one of my favorite would be that “it is not the number of years in your life but the life in the number of years.”

  • Rhea Ollett April 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

    My most used is Happy Birthday. I do want to get more of your words though. I also have and use Thank you and of course Merry Christmas.
    Thanks to all the card makers for their great. Cards and ideas
    I would use to suggest a YouTube card making tutorial using the new Tim holtz distress oxides

  • Holly M. April 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

    So many lovely card examples! My most often used sentiment is, “Always Believe Something Wonderful is About to happen”.

  • Cecelia April 18, 2017 at 11:16 am

    My favorite is “Thinking of You”. It applies to so many situations when you want to send a card

  • Sarah Biswabic April 18, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I would have to say that I use Happy Birthday the most. I love making Birthday cards.

  • Alyce April 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Besides a variety of birthday sentiments, my most used sentiment is “Just wanted you to know . . . . God and I are thinking about you today”.

  • roberta harrell April 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

    I use Thinking of you all the time. I send out 22 cards each month to older family and friends.

  • Sandy April 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Happy Birthday is my most used sentiment

  • Shuang (Sunny) Qi April 18, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I most used sentiment is “Thank You”.

  • Joanna Mackintosh April 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I don’t think I have *ever* decorated the inside to match the out as nicely as these examples – lots of beautiful ideas. Thanks all. I suspect I use more ‘Happy Birthday’ than anything else.

  • karen rollefson April 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Right now the most I use is Thank you. I donate cards to a sea turtle rescue and they use them to send to their donors. So that’s the one I am using the most. The second of course would be birthday! I love all the cards in today’s blog. more items to add to my wish list for the scrapbook expo!

  • Dorothy K. April 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

    As always your ideas are spot on. It sometimes difficult to find the right way to finish the card to its fullest. Thank you.
    My most used sentiment is “Thank You”

  • Fran T. April 18, 2017 at 11:02 am

    You can handle one more Candle!

  • Kathy Krug April 18, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I use Thinking of You or Just a Note a lot on the outside of cards because they work for whatever reason or season from birthday to sympathy.

  • Aletha Taylor April 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    I love to make Christmas Cards!

  • Carole Mitchell April 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

    My most used sentiment if “Happy Birthday” with “Thinking of You” and “Sympathy” being close behind. Love to stamp and die cut flowers and you have a beautiful one in this blog.

  • Monique Schreurs April 18, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Awesome cards! Want to drop al my work and start crafting 😃
    My most used sentiment is Happy birthday

  • Carole Mitchell April 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful cards in this blog. My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday” with “Thinking of You” being a close second. I live in Florida and many of my friends are “snow-birds” and that is why I have a close second. I use a lot of flower stamps and dies. I love to water color my flowers and you have a beautiful one in this blog. Thank you.

  • Karen April 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I use a simple word “Celebrate” . I use this for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation.

  • Karen Dooner April 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday”, usually on the outside of the card but sometimes inside the card.

  • Linda Agers April 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I use Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas the most. I love the script sentiments in your line.

  • Marilyn April 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I do a lot of Christmas cards so probably a Christmas sentiment with Happy Birthday a second close.

  • karen wade April 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

    my favorite is Happy Halloween, I do a lot of b days cards in Oct, and then just Halloween cards. you are right so many times the outside of the card is amazing, then there’s not much on the inside. thanks for a chance to win

  • Deborah Sanders April 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I also always decorate the inside of the card. It looks so blah if you don’t!
    Because most of my friends live out of town, I use Karen’s sheep on the outside of the card so I can say on the inside, “I’m so blue without ewe…”

  • Janet Lange April 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Happy birthday is the sentiment I use most because I have several people that receive my handmade cards for their birthdays.

  • Natasha April 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I love all the cards here. What wonderful creativity! The sentiments I’m using most at the moment are the ‘Bee sentiments’.

  • Mary Holladay April 18, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Great cards! I love it when the inside and outside (and the envelope) match!
    My most used stamp is “Happy Birthday”

  • Carol Anderson April 18, 2017 at 10:31 am

    It really depends on the card. Happy Birthday and JUST BELIEVE are my favorite sentiments!

  • Lucy Schmidt April 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Another round of inspiring ideas from the talented DT. It’s like getting 2 cards in one. I will have to start adding more than washi tape or a cluster of stamped images in the corner on the inside of cards if I want to step up my game. 😉 I use Thinking of You and Birthday sentiments the most since I make cards for a local seniors’ program. Thinking of You can encompass so many occasions. I love Christmas sentiments with greetings of Peace, too.

  • Candy Barnett April 18, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Lovely, lovely cards. My most used sentiments would be Happy Birthday and Thank You.

  • Katja April 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Grattis (=congrats) I use mostly.

  • Tammy April 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Some really pretty cards. I love the pop up box card it is so cute and the flower in the circle. Very good job ladie.

  • Michelle Williams April 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Love all your dies. Happy Birthday has to be my most used sentiment…

  • Veronica Catrombon April 18, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Lovely Blog, as usual. My favorite and most used sentiments are ‘Thinking of You’ and ‘For All You Do–Thank You’.
    So, for all YOU do, thank you!

  • Elliott Esther April 18, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Theses cards are amazing! I make cards every day and it is The most rewarding feeling when I finish a card! Love love love it!!!😍😍😍😻😻

  • Shabneez April 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Wonderful samples – I must admit I do add designs inside my special cards too. My used sentiment has to be ‘Happy Birthday’ as I have sooooo many birthdays to create for!

  • Carolyn Macsas April 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Due to the number of cards sent, my most used sentiment is ‘Merry Christmas.’ Second is ‘Thinking of You.’

  • Beth April 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

    What beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing everyone. I think I probably use “thank you” sentiments more than anything.

  • Daria Sikorski April 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

    My most used sentiment is “Thinking of You”

  • Dee F April 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I use Happy Birthday the most

  • Nancy Collins April 18, 2017 at 9:57 am

    The inside of my birthday cards, which I make for each member of a group I’m in, usually reads “May your Birthday be as Special as you are!”

  • Denise Bryant April 18, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Awesome group of cards! The two sentiments I use most often are ‘thank you’ and ‘happy birthday’! I love making cards to send to let people know I’m thinking of them.

  • Susan Green April 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

    My most used sentiment is “Thinking of You”

  • Cristina April 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

    My favorite sentiment is “Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile,” but my most used is “Happy Birthday!”

  • Eileen McClean April 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Wow this is. A great selection of cards and ideas. I love the one that is colours on the acetate, first time I have seen something like this
    I use Happy Birthday the most!

  • Virginia April 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

    My most used on the outside is Happy Birthday on the inside is May God Bless You.

    I love your cards! sure would like to try that box pop up.

  • Cindy Gonzalez April 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

    My most used sentiment would be …. Smile because your worth it…. And just because. Simply because I believe in those words and I love to imagine the happiness or smile it brings to someone’s face to receive something for no reason and I always hope it makes them smile or reminds them someone is thinking of them…. I always hope it comes to them on the right time when they need a reminder most…. Just my way of paying it forward.

  • Kathy Mueller April 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday” unfortunately my second used sentiment is “With Sympathy.”

  • Kathy Klersy April 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

    mine would probably have to be “thinking of you” on the outside and then I can stamp the inside to match the occasion

  • Sylvie M Azores April 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

    My favorite sentiments are the inspirational ones that give others hope.

  • Karen April 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Since you are challenging us to develop the inside of cards more….I’ll tell you my most used sentiment for that – “Best Wishes”. It seems applicable in many different circumstances, whether the front of the card says Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Good Luck…etc…

  • Cathi April 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I make a lot of birthday cards but I have started to make more and more “thinking of you”/”hello” type cards. Love all the cards on the blog!

  • Phyllis McPherson April 18, 2017 at 9:41 am

    My Most used sentiment would be “Happy Birthday” and then it would be a Friendship one. I send weekly cards to my friends who don’t live close to me just so they know I am always thinking of them.

  • Jennifer April 18, 2017 at 9:41 am

    My most used sentiment is happy birthday

  • Connie Sue Larson April 18, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I make cards for every occasion, but as the “most” would no doubt would be Happy Birthday. I am so wanting to make the cards that pop up on the inside that I have seen for sale (already made)….but I never give a card not made by me so hope ya’ll can design these for us to make.

  • Anne Lewis April 18, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I’m sure I use Thinking of You the most. It allows me to use the card for many occasions.

  • Shirley Stone April 18, 2017 at 9:37 am

    All the cards are adorable. I make more birthday cards and am always looking for new phrases. Thinking of you on your special day, Birthday wishes, etc. I love new ideas!!!!

  • Laura Joyce April 18, 2017 at 9:35 am

    My go-to sentiment is “Just a Note” because then I don’t need a special occasion to use them!

  • Wendy Clark April 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I generally always decorate the inside of a card. It just doesn’t feel complete otherwise. I guess the sentiment I use most is happy birthday

  • Ellen Smith April 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

    My most used sentiment would be.. Happy Birthday!

  • Ranjitha S April 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Happy Birthday and Thank You

  • Laura P. April 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I rhink my most used sentiment is “Thinking of You,” since I make cards for friends, get well, sympathy, or just hello. I can pick a font that goes with the type of card since Inhave a few of this sentiment in different designs. The card samples today are wonderful! I struggle with designing the inside of cards and you have provided lots of inspiration, thanks!

  • Kay Childs April 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday” in some form.
    Love your bird cards!

  • Barbara April 18, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Love your cards! I like to send cards stating “Thinking of You” with something on the inside such as “No special reason you’re just on my mind and in my heart!

  • Maggie Neil April 18, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I love all the above cards! The design team is awesome and so creative & inspiring. My favorite is the Spring Bloom Card. It can be used for any occasion. I’ve just recently started buying Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps. I have a lot of dies and I add those to a lot of cards. Just became inspired to decorate the inside! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • Jeannie Huff April 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Thinking of you

  • Tosha April 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

    “Friend” is what I use most on the front of my cards, usually Happy Birthday on the inside.

  • Jean Heming April 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Happy Birthday is my most used and I like it in different sizes and different phrases using it!!!

  • Denise Christensen April 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Definitely Happy Birthday!

  • Debbie Emmons April 18, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Thinking of You and Thank You.

  • Ann Marie Greenspan April 18, 2017 at 9:23 am

    My favorite stamp is one that says “thanks a bunch” or “if hugs were flowers, I’d send a bunch” since I love making floral cards.

  • Linda Kennedy April 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful cards! My most used sentiment is Happy Birthday. And I do design inside my cards most of the time.

  • Susan Orndorff April 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Most used sentiment is
    “Thank you”

  • Patricia April 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Hands down for me too! It’s got to be “Happy Birthday”, with having a large family and an even larger circle of friends. I agree with Marie, it’s difficult to find stamps with inside card sentiments. My thanks to the design team! You’ve inspired me again!

  • Marge Burns April 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday is what I use the most and 2nd in line would be Thinking of you. Love all your products and wish I had more…..

  • Mary Avina April 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Such inspiration of your desihn team. My most used sentiment is Happy Birthday

  • Jan Anderson April 18, 2017 at 9:18 am

    My most used cards are generic where I can use them for many occasions and purposes. I many times stamp on the inside with a mini stamp or saying. I love the baby card with the pop up for the center!

  • Jodie Ruiz April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am

    My most often used sentiments are “Hello!”, “Thinking of You!” or “Happy Birthday!” I couldn’t just pick one. LOL! And every one has to have and exclamation mark.

  • Carla Hundley April 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Fabulous cards and I
    do design inside my
    cards. I use my
    Happy Birthday
    To You the most.
    Carla from Utah

  • rgaberina April 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

    My most used sentiment is actually a Christmas one, “Christmas Blessings”.

  • patti April 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

    unfortunately, i most commonly use “with sympathy”…

  • Lisa Robinson April 18, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I usually create a ton of Christmas cards so for me, Merry Christmas! Followed closely by Happy Birthday!

  • joanne reid April 18, 2017 at 9:10 am

    My most used and most loved sentiment is “Happy Birthday ” and the die set I use most is your calligraphy one.

  • Bev April 18, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Most used is “happy birthday”, favorite is “with love”.

  • Penelope April 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

    My favorite is encouragement cards.

  • terriavidreader - Terri Scott April 18, 2017 at 8:50 am

    My most used is Happy Birthday, followed by Thinking of You. I also seem to used Get Well Soon a lot. Those seem to be the cards I make the most.

  • terriavidreader - Terri Scott April 18, 2017 at 8:49 am

    My most used sentiment would be either Happy Birthday or Thinking of You. I also seem to use Get Well Soon a lot. But those are the types of cards I make it seems.

  • Leanne Brock April 18, 2017 at 8:35 am

    My favorite sentiment that I use most often is “Happy Birthday.” I love to use Elizabeth Craft Glitter and make it all sparkly!

  • Deb Kaste April 18, 2017 at 8:32 am

    “Happy Birthday” is on the top of my list as I am always making cards for birthdays 🙂

  • Judy Felgar April 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

    My most used sentiment has to be ‘Happy Birthday’ as I give all my cards to family and friends. They certainly have lots of people to give a birthday card to😊🙃😊

  • Karen Hale April 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

    My favorite most used sentiment is “Thinking of You”. I keep those cards in my stash ready for most occasions.

  • Jan D., FL April 18, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Would have to be “Happy Birthday”….

  • Marie April 18, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Most of my cards are Happy Birthday. I do wish the on- line Card making supply business’s
    would include “innies” stamps that we could use to put on the inside of our cards. I found
    these at a craft show and wish I had bought more because I can’t find them anywhere. These
    were already stamped on white cardstock and you just adhered them to the inside of your card.

  • Dale Alessi April 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I use thank you a lot. Also happy birthday as well.

  • Sharman April 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I think my most used sentiment is either Happy Birthday or Thank you. . I make a lot of Birthday and Thank You cards but I also make (unfortunately ) a lot of sympathy cards, so this is a hard one for me to say….

  • Kirsten Sykes April 18, 2017 at 8:17 am

    My most used sentiment is “Happy Birthday “