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Frances Byrne

Announcements Designer Challenge

Winner Technique Friday with Els Inspiration Designer Challenge Giveaway

July 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our Technique Friday with Els Inspiration Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. We loved hearing about all your favorite techniques that Els has shared with us in the past.

Our three winners of the Giveaway are:

Laura Buehler
Gigi Romeo
Renee Drew

each of the winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to use on www.ElizabethCraftDesigns.com

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

Designer Challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs General

ECD Designer Challenge – July

July 18, 2017

Hi everyone!

It’s challenge time again … Starting this month, July 2017, our Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams will be combining for our monthly challenges.

Some of our Coloring Design Team are also sharing a few sneak peeks of the new Krista Schneider Clear Stamp and Coordinating dies which will be available soon.

Technique Friday with Els Inspiration – Every Friday Els inspires us all with a new Technique Friday video tutorial, sharing all of the wonderful ways to use ECD products. Our challenge for this month is to take our inspiration from any one of the Technique Friday with Els videos. You can find a list of all the Technique Friday with Els videos here.

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 your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series“.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 21st, 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.

Birgit Norton was inspired by Els’ Jungle Cuties Spinner Card video to create this spinner card above. To create her card Birgit has used Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners, Dolphin and Boat die sets as well as the Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Birgit use White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card. You will see more photos of the Dolphin jumping out of the water on Birgit’s blog.

Frances Byrne  was inspired to create the sparkly piece above by Els’ Sparkling Lovebirds Birthday Card video. To create her card Frances used the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff and Stitched Fishtail Banners die sets. The main panel of the card were layered using the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. Frances used papers from the ModaScrap Vintage Rose 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack and White and Rich Black  Soft Finish Cardstock. To finish off her card Frances added a sentiment from Joset Designs General Sentiments clear stamp set.


Karen Nofziger inspiration for her card came from Els’ Silk Microfine Glitter and Lace Technique video. Karen had so much fun with this technique that she created two cards for the challenge. For her first card Karen used Krista Schneider’s Purr Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. For her glitter & lace panel, Karen also used Desert Gold and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitters.  Karen also used the Bead Strings 2; Dotted Scallop Ovals and Fitted Ovals from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners (cutting off the fishtail end) and Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Karen used White  Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.

For her second card for the challenge Karen used the new Krista Schneider Reindeer and Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. This time around she used Forest Green and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Karen also used the Fitted Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals and Bead Strings 2 dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners (cutting off the fishtail end) and Joset Designs Holiday Cheer Sentiments

Sandy Diller created these adorable critters that could be a fun activity for those kids who are bored with summer vacation or a great kids party favor. To create these critters Sandy used the Bonbon Box, Circle Background, Fitted Circles, Stitched Circles and Scalloped Hearts die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. Sandy also used Joset Designs Boat for the ears of the pig and the Hearts Entwined Embossing Folder.

Kelly Booth has also drawn inspiration from  Els’ Silk Microfine Glitter and Lace Technique video to create two cards that are such a hoot! Kelly has used Soft Finish Cardstock and Cool  Diamond & Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitters  to create her cards. She also used Krista Schneider’s new Give A Hoot Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the If Animals Could Talk Clear Stamp set. Kelly has also used the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts and Dotted Scallop Hearts

Elena Anderson was inspired with Els’ Coloring on Watercolor Paper Video to create her card. To create her card she has used Krista Schneider’s Fashions 2 Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies as well as the Fashionable Phrases Clear Stamp set. Elena has also used the Stitched Circles from Els van de Burgt Studio.  Papers used to create this card include Watercolor Cardstock; White & Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Thinking About Rio de Janeiro 12 x 12 Paper Pack.

Selma Stevenson was inspired by Els’ Sparkly Flower Lace Cards video.  To create her card Selma has used ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 and Thinking of You from Els van de Burgt Studio. She used Diva & Dark Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitter as well as White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sanna Lippert was inspired by Els’ Shimmer Sheetz Patchwork video to create her card today. For her card Sanna has used White Soft Finish Cardstock with Red Iridescent; Pink Iridescent  and Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz as well as the Sea Glass; Spring Leaves; Flower Mosaic & Swirly Leaves Embossing Folders.  She has also used the Postage Stamp Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Lace Poppies and Joset Designs General Sentiments.

Katelyn Grosart was inspired by Els Lacy Poppies with Distress Oxide Background video.  To create her card Katelyn has used Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff and Joset Designs’ General Sentiments Clear Stamps. She also used White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Anita Kejriwal found her inspiration for her card from Els’ Sparkly Plaid Background video. For her card Anita used White Soft Finish Cardstock and used two different widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Ruby & Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitters to create her sparkly background. To decorate her card she used the Stitched Fishtails from Els van de Burgt Studio, A Way with Words – Celebrate and the Occasions Clear Stamps from Karen Burniston.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum was inspired by Els’ Sparkly Flower Lace video. To create her card Tina used Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Light Brass and Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her card she used the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Celebrate from Els van de Burgt Studio.

Suzanne Cannon was inspired by Els’ Coloring on Soft Finish Cardstock video. For her card Suzanne used A Way with Words – Merry Christmas 2; A Way with Words – Baby Love; A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame Stencil and Sprig with Berries from Els van de Burgt Studio. She also used White; Ladybug Red & Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.

For our final card today we have Melanie Smith who was inspired by Els’ Shimmer Sheetz video.  For her card Melanie has used the Berry Branches Embossing Folder and Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, as well as the Labels and Circles die set from Karen Burniston and Peel-Off Stickers.

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, July 21st.

Happy Creating!

Announcements Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Winner Susan’s Garden July Designer Challenge Giveaway

July 14, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our very first Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge. We enjoyed hearing what your favorite flowers were from the Garden Notes Collection.

Our three winners of the Susan’s Garden Giveaway are:

Vee Aiken
Jan Saunders
Mimi Hickman-Perfetti

each of the winners will receive a Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit

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

Susan's Garden Club Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – July

July 11, 2017

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our first Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. Some of you asked for this challenge earlier in the year and we are so happy to finally be able to include it.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn designs flower dies that are realistic, just like those we find in nature, and they are scaled so they can be used together in bouquets. For our first challenge let’s celebrate with flowers! Create a card/project anything you want as long as it includes one or more of Susan’s Garden flowers.

 

For our Challenge today we are giving away a Susan’s Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What  is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Rose Gatefold Petal-Fold Card

July 4, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

 It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial today for the Die Cut Design Team. This time round I decided to play with the ModaScrap Gatefold – Elegant Roses die to create a “Petal-Fold” card. It is an elegant card, suitable for weddings, invitations or any occasion where you want something a little bit different.

As the cardstock I selected to use for my card was duo-tone (also called “duplex”) – dark red on one side and light red on the other – I decided to keep to the three colors of white, dark red and light red for my card. By keeping the insert loose, I could turn it with the back showing when the card is closed, revealing the light red through the openings of the “petals”.

 

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Announcements Coloring Designer Challenge

Winner Clean and Simple Designer Challenge Giveaway

June 23, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our Clean and Simple Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge. It was so interesting to read about all your different styles of card making.

Our three winners of the “Clean and Simple” Giveaway are:

Ingrid Broekman
Karen Murphy
Diane Lynne Clemen

each of the winners will receive Krista Schneider’s Jungle Cuties clear stamp set and coordinating die set, a pack of Dusky Lavender 12″ x 12″ Soft Finish Cardstock, and a pack of the 100lb 8.5″ x 11″ White Soft Finish Cardstock.

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

Coloring Designer Challenge Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – June

June 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the Coloring Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our Challenge this month is ….. Clean & Simple Card Set – create a set of three Clean &  Simple cards. Select a stamp set and use a different image from this set on each of the cards. Each card includes one colored image and a sentiment.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; a pack of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and a pack of White 100lb 8.5″ x 11″ Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Describe your crafting style.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 23, 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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Krista Schneider

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

June 12, 2017
Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here and it is my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. Today I am playing with the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies stamp set and coordinating dies to create a baby card. For some reason I seem to be making girl baby cards lately, but this card could easily be changed to suit a boy just by changing the colors of patterned papers used.

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 – 

  • Cut a piece of pale pink cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from designer paper (from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Patterned Paper Pack).
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches. 
  • Layer all pieces onto the folded card using photo above as a guide.

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Step 2 –

  • Use the third smallest square from the Stitched Squares die set and die cut a square from designer paper.
  • Use the fourth smallest square from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set and die cut a square from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use a trimmer to cut the square in half diagonally (see photo above).
  • Adhere one half of the square to the left hand side of the card using foam tape. (refer to photo below).

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Step 3 –

  • Using the Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set, stamp out the bear; present and single flower onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
  • Use coordinating dies to die cut each image and adhere to card using foam tape for the bear and present.
  • Decorate the edges of the white rectangle and the half square panel using Glitter Borders Peel-Off Stickers.

Step 4 –

  • Stamp a sentiment from the Baby Clear Stamp set to the lower right hand corner of card using black ink.

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Step 5 – The Inside of Card:

  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from designer paper (from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Patterned Paper Pack).
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches.
  • Layer all pieces together and adhere to the inside of the card using photo above as a guide.

Step 6 –

  • Use the remaining half of the square we cut in half in step 2 to adhere to the left hand side of card.

Step 7 –

  • Stamp the “Baby” and “Girl” sentiments from the Baby Clear Stamp set to the white panel.
  • Color the ‘Baby” sentiment as desired.
  • Stamp the trio flowers from the Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set to the top and bottom right hand corner of white panel.

Thank you for  stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

 


Other:

Cardstock – Pale Pink; Dark Pink

Black Ink

Copic Markers

Foam Tape