Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – April 2018

April 17, 2018

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team are back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge … Are you ready?!!?!!!

Scissor Spring Mechanism – Spring has sprung and to celebrate we are adding some spring to our projects this month in a slightly different way! By adding the Scissor Spring Mechanism to our stamped or die cut images, it gives the effect of springing or bouncing and can  be lots of fun!  Add some spring/bounce to your card, Scrapbook layout, etc., by including the Scissor Spring Mechanism to your project.

You can find a quick video on how to assemble the Scissor Spring Mechanism here.

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 either on this blog post below or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question: What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th, 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.

Tanja Kabel has a fun card for us today in pinks and purples. She used the Scissor Spring Mechanism to pop up the girl holding the parcels on the inside of her card (see insert photo on top right hand corner of card). For her card Tanja has used Scissor Spring Mechanism and Dashing Rectangles die sets along with the Gift Wrapped Clear Stamp Set with Coordinating dies and General Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Watercolor Paper was also used on this card.

Selma Stevenson is “Wishing us a Bee-utiful Day” with her adorable bee scene card using the Scissor Spring Mechanism on the bee. To create her card Selma has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism, Bee, Beehive, Adventure Edges, Rainbow Sky, Stitched Fishtail Banners, CountryScapes – Hollyhocks, CountryScapes – Clematis, Ivy and Garden Notes – Lavender, CountryScapes – Garden Edge Hyacinth as well as Pair of Leaves 1 and Leafy Branch die sets and the Bee Sentiments Clear Stamp set. She chose Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Buttercream and Mustard and used the Earth and Sky Stencil and Bloomy Day Prills, too.

Here is a close up of Selma’s bee which is attached to the Scissor Spring Mechanism. It is hard to see because she used clear acetate, a great way to make the Scissor Spring Mechanism almost invisible, but if you look carefully you can see it.

Karen Nofziger shares the inside of a Mother’s Day card she created for the challenge (visit her blog to see the front of the card). Karen used the Scissor Spring Mechanism (behind the chick), Fitted Circles, Dotted Scallop Circles, and Words 3 – Happy Holidays die sets along with Patchwork Clear Stamp set with Coordinating dies. ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper Pack was used to decorate her card.

Sandy Diller is up next with a thank you card. To create her card Sandy used the Flying High, Lake Scene (Postage Edge frame), and Banner die sets and Banner Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. The airplane was cut away from the rest of the die cut. The Scissor Spring Mechanism pops the airplane up in the air!

Judi Kauffman joins us today with a fun circle-shaped card. For her card Judi used the Scissor Spring Mechanism, Dashing Circles, A Way With Words – Hope, A Way With Words – Courage, and A Way With Words – Butterfly Flourish die sets. She also included Shimmer Sheetz in Light Blue Iridescent and Turquoise Gemstone.

Samantha Klaebe created two pretty butterfly cards to share with us today. The first includes a spinner/slider interactive element to it. To create her card Samantha used the Scissor Spring Mechanism (cut from acetate) and Sliders and Spinners die sets along with Bugs and Butterflies Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and Banner Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Spring Green were also used on this card.

Above is a close-up of the Scissor Spring Mechanism that Samantha added to her butterflies. You can see how she used clear acetate to create these springs.

Samantha Klaebe’s  second card is similar to her first one, but this time without the slider/spinner element. Samantha used the Scissor Spring Mechanism (cut from acetate) along with Bugs and Butterflies Clear Stamp with coordinating dies and Banner Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Rosebud were also used on this card.

Elena Anderson created a beautiful Mother’s Day card for our challenge. Elena used the Scissor Spring Mechanism, Stitched Hearts, Words 3 Happy Holidays, Words 2 Thinking of You, Trio of Leaves, and Dragonfly die sets along with Color My Flowers Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Dusky Lavender as well as Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers were also used on this card.

Marilyn Scheller has created a super cute birthday card for her challenge today and added the Scissor Spring Mechanism on the inside of her card. Marilyn used Scissor Spring Mechanism,Words 1 – Celebration, and Stitched Circles die sets along with Gift Wrapped Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. ModaScrap My Little Girl Patterned Paper was also used on this card.

Above you can see the inside of Marilyn Scheller’s card where she used the Scissor Spring Mechanism under the gift from the Gift Wrapped Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.

Frances Byrne is soaring is hot air balloons for her card today. To create her card Frances has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Vintage Balloon Race; Stiched Fishtail Banners and A Way With Words – Soar dies set along with the A Way With Words – Soar Collection Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap My Little Boy Pattern Paper was also used on this card.

Christine Pooler has created a fun “Open Box Card” with a cute little patchwork bee springing on the inside. To create her card Christine has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Stitched Ovals and Words Set 2 – Thinking of You die sets along with Patchwork Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. White Soft Finish Cardstock was also used on this card.

Sara Torzullo has used circles dies to create this balloon filled card for us today, popping up two of the ‘balloons’ using the Scissor Spring Mechanism. To create her card Sara has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Dashing Circles die sets along with the Garden Party Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. Watercolor Paper was also used on this card.

Laura Gilhuly is getting ready for Mother’s Day with her Mother’s Day Exploding Box card, the inside is filled with flowers popped up on the Scissor Spring Mechanism. To create this card Laura has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Big Flower Set 1; Bunch of Flowers 3; Small Flowers die sets.

Here is a look at the top of Laura Gilhuly‘s Exploding Box Card, here she used the Love Struck Heart and Words 3 – Happy Holidays die sets. More photos can be found on her blog post.

EK Gorman adds some spring to the shirt/jacket on her card using the Scissor Spring Mechanism. To create her card EK has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism along with the Fashions 1 Clear Stamp set and Fashionable Phrases Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock and Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter were also used on this card.

Kelly Booth has created a butterfly window card, adding the Scissor Spring Mechanism to the butterfly on the inside of the card. To create her card Kelly has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles; Words 2 – Thinking of You die sets as well as the Bugs and Butterflies Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.

Here is a close up look at Kelly Booth‘s butterfly on the inside of the card that has the Scissor Spring Mechanism under it.

Katelyn Grosart is next with this ‘sharp’ cacti card. To create her card Katelyn has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Dashing Rectangles; Stitched Ovals die sets along with the Cacti Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Thinking of Rio De Janeiro Patterned Paper Pack was also used on this card.

Emilia Van Den Heuvel has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism to create a pop-up on the inside of her card. To create her card Emilia has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Vintage Balloon Race; Stitched Squares; Words 1 – Celebration; Words 2 – Thinking of You; Words 4 – Remember; Large Flower Set; Small Flower Set and Trio of Leaves die set. Soft Finish Cardstock in White and from the Sampler 3 – Timeless pack and ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper Pack were also used on this card.

Luciana Telesca has created this beautiful basket of flowers, adding the Scissor Spring Mechanism to the basket so she had more room to add flowers. To create her card Luciana has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism; Garden Notes Gathering Basket; Garden Notes – Cornflower Bachelor Button; Garden Notes – Berry Spray die sets. White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper was also used on this card.

Here is a close-up of the Scissor Spring Mechanism inside Luciana’s basket before she added the flowers.

Ekaterina Oleynik has added the Scissor Spring Mechanism to the inside of her card. To create her card Ekaterina has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set along with the Color My Flowers Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.

Here is a look at the front of Ekaterina’s card where she has also used the Dashing Rectangles; Color My Flowers Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and Spring Sentiments.

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 inspired you to create cards or other projects using our Scissor Spring Mechanism die. 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 20th.

Happy Creating!

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39 Comments

  • Reply Denise Bryant April 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    I’d use Bugs & Butterflies! I think some butterflies would make a beautiful spring card!

  • Reply Eileen R April 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    How fun would it be on the Bird-Day Party set?!!!

  • Reply Veronica April 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    I love so many of your products. I would use the Scissor Spring Mechanism with the butterflies. It would be great to have them pop when the card is opened.

  • Reply Alison C April 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    I would use the springs on the cat die. Wobbly eyes would be funny with the cat pouncing.

  • Reply Jean marmo April 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Such a axing inspiration. I would make a mother’s day card for my mom. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday so needs a special card for Mother’s Day.

  • Reply Evelyne Jackman April 18, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I will use the die set April showers for a beautiful card and a very cool layout. I will also use cute food dies in a card. These dies are terrific!!

  • Reply June Fletcher April 18, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Oh my goodness, the cards are fabulous and such a great idea to have the ‘spring’ mechanism

    I adore the butterfly and the little girl with the balloons is so very cute

  • Reply Edith April 18, 2018 at 7:15 am

    I love butterflies,, so you have my attention on these. They are beautiful.

  • Reply leslie Cernocky April 18, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Nice projects ladies. In answer to the question – I am partial the garden notes gathering basket. In the inspiration of Winne the Pooh – the gathering basket would be a very “useful pot even if there is no honey in it” – I could put lots and lot of paper spring time flowers and even Easter eggs for decorating my springtime cards.

  • Reply Sheila Bacon April 18, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Can one have too many butterfly stamps/dies? Never! That’s why I envision using the Butterflies and bugs stamps and dies, not only for scrapbook layouts, but cards, journals, and more. Thank you for this giveaway.

  • Reply Holly Mahoney April 18, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Great inspiration! I would use the Scissor Spring Mechanism with the Camping Out set. I think the bear would be perfect for this.

  • Reply shartl April 18, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Your design team really got creative with those scissor spring dies and used them on a lot of images I wouldn’t have thought about. I am really loving the hot air balloons, so I would use it on those. Up, up and away!!

  • Reply karenladd April 18, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I love the cute little bee and bee-hive in one of the cards and would love to use the Bugs and Butterfly set to stamp my own little spring garden! This spring die is so fun for adding that little extra detail to a card.

  • Reply Marlene Lewandowski April 18, 2018 at 12:36 am

    So many wonderful ideas this month. I would use the big flower die with the spring and the pumpkins and the witch and so many more of your wonderful dies!

  • Reply Lorena Smith April 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    I would use the scissor spring mechanisms with the set of stamps sailor’s life, in the shark, whale and the boat, I think it would look perfect in a sea scene, also the set of stamps Bugs & Showers, the butterflies are perfect for use with the set of scissor spring mechanisms in many scenarios, with the set of April Showers I would love to use the boots or the girl jumping in a puddle, I would use them on a card or in my 3D mini album, I would also love to make a decoration for halloween in 3D with the set of Halloween stamps, a calendar for my son, I believe that the options are unlimited, I love the idea of scissor spring mechanisms because I can give the effect of 3D and replace the wobbles (wobbles sorings). I love the products of Elizabeth craft designs from lamprimera time that I conosi in a mini expo in Golden Colorado many years ago, Thank you ☺️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Reply Lorena Smith April 17, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      I would use the scissor spring mechanisms with the set of stamps sailor’s life, in the shark, whale and the boat, I think it would look perfect in a sea scene, also the set of stamps Bugs & Showers, the butterflies are perfect for use with the set of scissor spring mechanisms in many stages , with the set of April Showers I would love to use the boots or the girl jumping in a puddle, I would use them on a card or in my 3D mini album, I would also love to make a decoration for halloween in 3D with the set of Halloween stamps, a calendar for my son, I believe that the options are unlimited, I love the idea of scissor spring mechanisms because I can give the effect of 3D and replace the wobbles (wobbles sorings). I love the products of Elizabeth craft designs from lamprimera time that I conosi in a mini expo in Golden Colorado many years ago , Thank you ☺️ ❤️

  • Reply Connie Lint April 17, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I would use it on packages

  • Reply JUDI GOBELI April 17, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I would use the Scissors Spring Mechanism with the Hydrangea die…….I LOVE this DIE.

  • Reply Tammy Pierce April 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I think butterflies and balloon’s would be the best things but then there are snowballs too that would be fun to start a snowball fight with a friend thru a card. There’s to many to pick!

  • Reply Michele Baird April 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I thing popping up bugs and balloons is wonderful . So many wonderful ideas the possibilities are limitless. I have seen this die on your site and wondered what it was for and how it worked. My mind was thinking if you fold the paper into a scissor it will just be folded paper. but these really seem to pop

  • Reply Brenda Turner April 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I love putting some dimension in my cards. I would use the springs with butterflies or dragonflies with some of Susan’s flowers.

  • Reply Becky Reeder April 17, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    So excited to see all these wonderful ideas for these dies! I bought the right when they were released but needed some inspiration to understand exactly how to use them!

  • Reply Renee Drew April 17, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I’m currently involved with the Coffee Loving Papercrafters group on Facebook, so I think I’ll pop up some of the Coffee & Tea Clear Stamps with the scissors mechanism to pop up from the coffee bean embossed paper.

  • Reply Andrea H April 17, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Wow it’s hard to pick just one out of these fantastic ideas. I think I’d use the Scissor Spring Mechanism to make a pop-up in a card similar to what Emily uses the Vintage Balloon dies for. It’s a great card. I would also use the Mechanism for a one off football card for my son’s 30th birthday next week. Xxx

  • Reply Susan Green April 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I think the bee would be so much fun to use with the spring.

  • Reply Ingrid B April 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I would use the Scissor Spring Mechanism with the Dies from the ‘Gift Wrapped’ set.

  • Reply barb ariens April 17, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    love these, it would be great to see little kids jumping for joy or puppys ,or kittys etc

  • Reply Cindy Wilson April 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I liked Luciana Telescas idea of using it to make space in her basket but I would use it for flowers as they blend well as stalks if you use the right colour . I am also going to do the Bi Plane option.

  • Reply kathy krug April 17, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Such a clever idea. I would probably use it on balloons, hot air balloons or even candles.

  • Reply Jean Chaney April 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Such wonderful inspiration using the new springs. I just purchased the :Garden Notes, Peony 2″ set and that’s what I would love to use with the springs for a beautiful spring bouquet!

  • Reply Sue D April 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    We keep bees so I would use your Bee cutting dies.

  • Reply Becca Yahrling April 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    These are all so adorable! I love the little bee, the butterflies, the flowers popped.
    I would love to use Chilly the Penguin die to pop up for a cute Christmas card
    (never too early to make one!).

  • Reply Jutta Maraun April 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    So many beautiful projects and ideas. I’d use it for games for the grandchildren. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  • Reply Anna April 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

    I am fairly new to card making and am fascinated with the spring mechanism and what it can contribute to my cards! I love Susan’s garden notes and will incorporate the spring mechanism into my cards!

    Thanks so much for all the ideas.

  • Reply Ivy Rezak April 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I love the “girl & balloons” . I’ve never used the springs to make the balloons pop so that sounds like lots of fun!! I have a graduation card to make and this card suits my granddaughter to a tea!!!

  • Reply Theresa April 17, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Selma never fails! The bee, popped up, is TOO cute. I’d definitely use the scissors mechanism die with the bee, and/or the butterfly dies I already own. So many ideas! Thanks A LOT for the inspiration.

  • Reply Kathy A Shuffler April 17, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I love all of your items especially your glitter. That is what I started out with. Your cards etc are always so pretty.

  • Reply Martha April 17, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I would use the springs with the big flower dies to make them pop off a card.

  • Reply Tosha April 17, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I do like to put a bit of spring in my cards. I showed my grandchildren how to do this and you would not believe the things that choose to pop up on their projects. So Fun!

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