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Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – November

November 21, 2017
Hi everyone!

It’s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge with the Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams.

This month the challenge is …. Pop Up Cards using the General Pop Ups die set. It is always fun to open up a card that reveals something popped up inside and they are so easy to create when you have this remarkable die set. There are so many different options for creating pop up cards. Use just one die or combine multiple dies along the centre fold and create an endless array of fun pop-ups!

If you want even more ideas showing how to use the General Pop Ups die set, Els and Joset have two videos at Technique Friday with Els on YouTube. You can find Joset’s Birthday Pop-up here and Els’ Christmas Pop-up Card 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 on this blog post below and answer this question: What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the General Pop-Ups die set if you were making a Pop-Up Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 24th, 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.

Sanna Lippert created the fun pop-up card above using three of the pop-up dies included in the General Pop Ups die set, so that her images could be at different levels. Sanna also used Krista Schneider’s Winter Bears Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set and White Soft  Finish Cardstock.

Birgit Norton created a fun Winter Scene Christmas Pop-Up card for the challenge. Birgit  used multiple pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set to create her scene. She also used dies from the Becky Seddon Reindeer die set, along with the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set and ModaScrap Christmas Holidays 12 x 12 Patterned Paper.

Frances Byrne created a festive card for the challenge. Frances used three of the pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set to create her popped up scene. She also used the Stylish Snowman, Christmas Trees, Speech Bubble Edgy Options, Valentines Edges and Entwined Ovals die sets as well as ModaScrap It’s Christmas Time 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack, and Soft Finish Cardstock in White Olive Twist and Brick Red were also used. For the sentiment, Frances picked the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Karen Nofziger shows that even shaped cards can have a pop-up in the inside using pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set, as she has done in this amazing Snowglobe-shaped card. Karen used the Snowglobe Scene and Stitched Circles die sets, Row of Houses Clear Stamp Set with coordinating dies as well as the Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set.

Selma Stevenson created this fun Christmas card for today’s challenge. Like others who have used several dies and not just one, Selma incorporated three of the pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set to create her scene, including a multi-step pop-up die for the centre. She also used Christmas Tree; A Way with Words – Wishing You A, A Way with Words – Merry Christmas, and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets. The stamped images are from Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamps and coordinating dies; Candy Land Clear Stamps and coordinating dies, and Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set. She chose Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Ladybug Red, and Forest Green.

Elena Anderson also created a Christmas card for our challenge. Elena used one of the multi-step pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set along with the Jewels 1 die set, Reindeer & Bird Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Snowman & Gifts with coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments with coordinating dies, Christmas Collection Clear Stamps, and Holiday Cheer Clear Stamps. Elena also used Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Rich Black, and Olive Twist; ModaScrap It’s Christmas Time 6 x 6 Patterned Paper and Red/Gold Glitter Dots.

Kelly Booth created this fun glittery gingerbread holiday card for our challenge. Kelly picked one of the multi-step pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set to pop up the snow banks she cut with the Adventure Edges die set. The stamped images are from the Candy Land Clear Stamp set die cut with coordinating dies. All images have been covered in glitter using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Also used on this card are the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Rectangles die sets.

Suzanne Cannon shows how you can incorporate A Way With Words die cut sentiments in a pop-up card. Suzanne used the multi-step pop-up from the General Pop Ups die set along with A Way with Words – Merry Christmas 2, A Way With Words – Brrrrrr, A Way With Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp Set, A Way With Stencils Leaf & Snowflake, and Winter Bears Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. She also incorporated Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter on the Merry Christmas sentiment and used Watercolor Paper for the images.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum created this fun bear pop-up by using the multi-step pop-up die from the General Pop Ups die set. Tina also used the Winter Bears Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, the Adventure Edges die set and the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set, and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sandy Diller created a Thanksgiving pop-up card using the General Pop Ups die set. To create the shaped edge at the top of the card,  Sandy used the Tags & More 7 – Vine die set …. such a clever idea! Sandy also used the Pumpkins, Labels 1, Adventure Edges die sets. The sentiment is from from A Way With Words – Happy Birthday Collection. The wood rain patterned paper is from ModaScrap Wood Effect Pattern Paper Pack.

 

Katelyn Grosart created an elegant holiday card using three of the pop-up dies included in the General Pop Ups die set.  Katelyn also incorporated the Reindeer and Adventure Edges die sets, a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Xmas Vintage Collection Patterned Paper Pack.

Melanie Smith designed this cute card to celebrate someone’s special day using two of the pop-up dies from the General Pop Ups die set. To decorate her card Melanie used the Holiday Trees and Ornaments Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Reindeer and Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Birthday Sentiments Clear Stamp set with its coordinating die set, Labels 1 and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets, as well as White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Magic Mountain 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack were used to construct the card.

For our final card for our challenge Anita Kejriwal shares this because snowy Christmas creation. Anita has also used multiple pop up dies from the General Pop Ups die set to created her card. To decorate her card Anita has used the Gingerbread Home, Reindeer, Snowflakes and Valentines Edges die sets. Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter was also used on this card.

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 make a start on your Christmas cards, gift tags, and other 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 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, November 24th.

Happy Creating!

 

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Announcements Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Winner – November Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge

November 17, 2017

Hi everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our November Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge ….  Focus on Susan’s Garden New Release Products . 

Our three winners of the Giveaway are:

Chris Crawford
Barb MacAskill
Anna Marie

Each of the winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at Frances@ecraftdesigns.com to collect your prize!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Silk Microfine Glitter

Celebrate 2018

November 16, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team.  Did you know that it’s just over 5 weeks until Christmas which means it is just over 6 weeks until the new year brings us 2018? Sometimes we need to send out New Year’s cards rather than Christmas cards to friends and family. For my project today I have a fairly simple New Year’s card using the new Stitched Stars die set and Silk Microfine Glitter.

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Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – November

November 14, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.

Did you know that last month 8 new dies were released in the Susan’s Garden collection by Elizabeth Craft Designs?

This month our challenge focuses on the new dies where were released in October. The Design Team were asked to use at least 2 or 3 of the new products in their creations. For example .. 1 flower; 1 fern; 1 accessory.

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 products from Susan’s new release are at the top of your wish list?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 17th, 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.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap

Rainbow Happy Birthday

November 6, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances here today with another tutorial to share with you. This time around I wanted to play with a few of the new dies and sentiment stamp sets designed by Joset Van De Burgt. These products were released on Friday and are available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website (links to new products below). I have paired these up with the cute ladybug from the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl Clear Stamp set.

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Announcements Designer Challenge

Winner – October ECD Designer Challenge

October 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our October Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge ….  Christmas.  We enjoyed reading about what Christmas projects you all like to make, cards and gift tags topped the list!


Our three winners of the Giveaway are:

Cynthia Link
Pam Feurt
Jeana Riehl

 

Each of the winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at Frances@ecraftdesigns.com to collect your prize!

A Way With Words Becky Seddon Designer Challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – October

October 17, 2017
Hi everyone!

It’s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge with the Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams.

This month the challenge is …. Christmas – Christmas is now just over two months away, for our challenge this month think Christmas! Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Decorated boxes, etc ….

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 your favorite projects to create during the Christmas season? We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 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 and will open up in a new window.

Kelly Booth starts us off with this adorable winter scene. To create her card Kelly has used the Krista Schneider Winter Bears Clear Stamps and Coordinating dies, the trees from Becky Seddon’s Reindeer die set, snow from Adventure Edges. Kelly’s Scene was layered onto her card using the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles. Kelly also used Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Bluebell. The sentiment is from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Frances Byrne is next with a fun Pop-Up card. To create her card Frances has used the General Pop-Ups die set, Becky Seddon’s Gingerbread House; Beautiful Baubles; A Way with Words – Merry Christmas and the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set. Frances also used ModaScrap’s It’s Christmas Time 12 x 12 Patterned Paper and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Birgit Norton has created a glittery Christmas card for today’s challenge. For her card Birgit has used the Becky Seddon Festive Glow die set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

Karen Nofziger is next and she has created a Christmas card and a gift box for her challenge piece today. To create her card & gift box Karen has used Pillow Box with Handle, Stitched Circles, Adventure Edges, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and Holiday Cheer Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Papers from the ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas 12 x 12 Patterned Paper pack where used on both the card and gift box.

Elena Anderson created this beautiful snowy scene above for the challenge today. To create her card Elena has used the Winter Bears Clear Stamps and coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Adventure Edges die set and Holiday Cheer Sentiment Clear Stamps. Elena used White Soft Finish Cardstock for all the elements on her card.

Sanna Lippert is next with a ‘berrylicious’ Christmas card. For her card Sanna used the Berry Branch die and added a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Next up  is Melanie Smith with a cute Christmas card. For her card Melanie has used the Penguins Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies along with Dotted Scallop Squares and Beautiful Baubles.  The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Sentiment Clear Stamp set.

Suzanne Cannon has created beautiful glittered ornaments for today’s challenge. To create the ornaments, Suzanne has used A Way With Words – Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set  as well as Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Solar Gold, Teal Blue & Diva, Bright Cranberry & Go-To Green.

Selma Stevenson shares a wonderful Christmas/winter scene shaker card. For her card Selma has used the Reindeer & Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Reindeer die set (for the trees and snow hills), Fitted Squares, Stitched Squares, Adventure Edges. Selma has use White and Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set.

Sandy Diller has also created a Shaker Card for her challenge card. To create her card Sandy has used the  Snowglobe Scene, Dotted Scallop Squares and Fitted Circles die. Sandy also used White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.

Katelyn Grosart shares her snowy Christmas themed Pillow Box she created for the challenge. To create the Pillow Box Katelyn used the Pillow Box with Handle die. She decorated her pillow box using Entwined Circles; Beaded Circle Frames; Stitched Circles; Snowflakes and A Way with Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set. Katelyn used paper from the ModaScrap Let It Snow Patterned Paper Pack, White Soft Finish Cardstock and White Silk Microfine Glitter on her pillow box.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created this fun snowy scene for her challenge card. Tina has used Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Tina also used the Clouds & Grass die set to create her snowy hills. White Soft Finish Cardstock was used on this card.

Anita Kejriwal has created two fun snowglobes for our challenge this time around, creating a different scene in each. To create her card Anita has used the Snow Globe Scene die set and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

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 make a start on your Christmas 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 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, October 20th.

Happy Creating!

 

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Elizabeth Craft Designs:


 

Announcements Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Winner – October Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge

October 13, 2017

Hi everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our October Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge ….  Fairies at the bottom of the Garden.  Hopefully all those wishes you made in the comments will find their way to a fairy in the near future so you can get what you wished for!

Our three winners of the Giveaway are:

Anneke Schep
Dana Bennett
Becca Yahrling

 

Each of the winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at Frances@ecraftdesigns.com to collect your prize!

A Way With Words Becky Seddon Elizabeth Craft Designs General

Chillin Snowman Birthday Card

October 12, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances here and it is my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I am playing with a couple of the Becky Seddon die sets, Stylish Snowman and Reindeer, to make a winter birthday card. I have created a mama and baby snowman for this fun card. Becky’s Stylish Snowman die set comes with lots of different options to create unique snow characters. This design could easily be changed to become a Christmas card or card for a winter birthday just by using different sentiments.

I love pop-up cards, so I have used the new General Pop-Ups die set to create the base of my card. On the front I used a couple of the new A Way with Words dies. You can use all or part of what I have done when creating your own, depending on what you want to do.

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Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – October

October 10, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.

This month the challenge is …. Fairies at the bottom of the Garden – using either or both of Susan’s Garden Fairy dies when creating their card or project.

Susan’s Garden has two Fairy die sets, the Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal and the Garden Notes Fairy – Tiger Lily, both of which can help add a little bit of magic to your cards.

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: “If you had your own fairy to bring you a prize, what would be 3 products on your crafting wishlist?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th, 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.

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