Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – August

August 15, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.

This time around our challenge is Gift Giving – There are many times throughout the year when we need to give a gift to someone …. Birthdays, Christmas, Teacher Thank You’s etc. Create something for today’s challenge that could be given as a gift, either completely handmade, or something purchased and then decorated to give it that special touch.

If you haven’t heard, Elizabeth Craft Designs has just released new products from Krista Schneider; Elizabeth Craft Designs and new licensed designer Becky Seddon. You can find all these on the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store. The ModaScrap stamps/dies two of our design team have used will also be available soon.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18th, 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.

Selma Stevenson starts us off this month with a covered/decorated cigar box which she has turned into a beautiful box for someone. For her box she has used the ModaScrap Leaf Pocket, ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies, Garden Notes – Dahlia, CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence, Els van de Burgt Studio Dotted Scallop Ovals and Stitched Ovals. Selma used White, Perfect Purple and Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock as well as ModaScrap Thinking About Polinesia Paper Pack.

Sandy Diller has created photo frames which are always popular to give to family, especially grandparents. Sandy has used the Fitted Ovals, Fitted Rectangles and Fitted Squares die sets with Soft Finish Cardstock to create her photo frames. To decorate the frames she has used Entwined Hearts and Entwined Ovals, Happy Birthday and Love Sentiments, Corners 1 and the Card Stand/Easel die.

Karen Nofziger created a set of beautiful coasters to use for her gift giving challenge project this month. To create her coasters Karen used the Krista Schneider Blooms & Leaves Clear Stamp set and the Blossom Time Clear Stamp set.

Frances Byrne created a calendar using many of the new die and stamp sets that were released this week for her gift giving challenge project. For the months January to March, Frances used the Balloons; Banners; Banner Sentiment Clear Stamps; Love Sentiments; Dotted Scallop Hearts from Elizabeth Craft Designs; ModaScrap Lace Heart and the Krista Schneider Give a Hoot Clear Stamp Set & coordinating dies.

For her April to June pages of her calendar Frances uses Cake die set; Fishtail Borders from Elizabeth Craft Designs; Susan’s Garden CountryScapes English Cottage 2 and CountryScapes Land & Sea die sets as well as Becky Seddon’s Snowflakes die set.

As Frances lives in Australia, winter is in the months of June to August so she continues to use some of the new Becky Seddon die sets including Reindeer; Hanging The Christmas Stockings. Frances also used Krista Schneider’s Dreamers Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; Blossom Time Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; Blooms & Leaves die set with coordinating dies.

The final three months pages from Frances’ Calendar. Here she uses Ghosts; Halloween Scenery and Fitted Circles die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs; Krista Schneider Sun & Surf Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and Beautiful Baubles from Becky Seddon. For a complete list of supplies used on Frances’ calendar and larger photos of each month, visit her blog.

Elena Anderson has created a fun gift set of cards that fits in its own little pouch with several sentiments which can be added to the cards depending on the occasion. To create her project Elena used the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Boy Clear Stamps (coming soon); ModaScrap Color of Puppies Boy 6 x 6 Paper Pack; ModaScrap Thinking About Rio de Janeiro Paper Pack; Soft Finish Cardstock; Stitched Hearts; Stitched Circles; Banners and Banner Sentiment Clear Stamps.

Melanie Smith has also created a set of gift cards that fit into a handmade bag. For her project Melanie has used papers from the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl Paper PackDotted Scallop Squares and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Suzanne Cannon created a lovely frame art piece for the challenge. To create this piece Suzanne has  used A Way with Words – Always; Garden Notes – Lavender and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Katelyn Grosart has created a beautifully decorated box to give as her gift for the challenge. Katelyn has used Stitched Squares; Bunch of Flowers 3; Bunch of Flowers 4; ModaScrap Dragonfly; ModaScrap Dancing Butterlies; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; ModaScrap Leafy Branch 4 die sets. She has also used White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Thinking About Polinesia; Butterfly Dream Paper Packs as well as a birthday sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Sanna Lippert has decorated a pair of bottles with a matching card for her gift. To create her gifts, Sanna has used  ModaScrap Leaf Pocket and the Bunch of Flowers 4 die sets. Sanna has also used White Soft Finish Cardstock and a sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has also decorate a bottle which she has turned into a vase. For her gift Tina has used  the ModaScrap Lace Pocket; Beaded Oval Frames (for the heart) Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Anita Kejriwal has created a beautiful pot pourri box with a matching card, this would make a beautiful smelling gift for any occasion. To create her gift Anita has used ModaScrap Gatefold Elegant Roses, Krista Schneider Blossom Time Clear Stamp set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Butterfly Dream Paper Pack.

Birgit Norton has created a gift tag and star pillow box which can be used for a small gift. To create her project Birgit has used Tags & More 1 – Lace; Bunch of Flowers 4; Dotted Scallop Circles; ModaScrap Star Pillow Box; ModaScrap Leafy Branch 6; ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff; General Sentiments Clear Stamps and Antique Silver Silk Microfine Glitter.

Kelly Booth has created some  fun Halloween Pillow Boxes ready for some Halloween trick or treating. To create these Kelly used the new Krista Schneider’s Halloween Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Pillow Box with Handle and Adventure Edges.


Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has reminded you of the wonderful resource we have on our Elizabeth Craft Designs Youtube channel. 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, August 18th.

Happy Creating!

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