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Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – June

June 6, 2017

Hi everyone,

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

Our Challenge this month is ….. Anything but a Card – for our challenge this month let’s create a project that is anything but a card. Think along the lines of a home décor item; journaling; tags etc.

For our Challenge today we are giving away ….. two sizes of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive which will include: a pack of the 5” x 12” sheets and a 10 mm roll of tape, in addition we will also give away a pack of the new ModaScrap 12” x 12” Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper Pack to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Besides the classic card, what are some project ideas you like to play around with?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 9, 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 projects, click on the designer’s name under each project to be taken to the designer’s blog post that will open up in a new window.

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Hello Summer

June 3, 2017

 

Hello! It’s Suzanne here today with a fun summer card that will cheer anyone who receives it! Here on the westcoast of Canada it feels like we went straight from winter to summer as we are enjoying an amazing run of warm weather.  I have the beach on my mind.  And that’s how this card came about! (oh, wait, maybe that was the trip to Hawaii…..)

Here is how you can make it!

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Fluttering By to my Sweet Friend

May 27, 2017
Sweet Friend by Diana Nguyen

Hello, sweet readers!  Diana here again to share a clean and simple card that is perfect for any occasion.  The front is a simple greeting to a sweet friend – inside you could write Happy Birthday, Hello, Thank you, or just a note of friendship.  Read on to see how I made this card.  Though clean in design, a lot of interest is added by use of a veritable rainbow of colors, along with gold and some sparkly rhinestones.

 

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Remember: Shimmer Sheetz-covered Jumbo Clothespin

May 13, 2017
Remember: Shimmer Sheetz-Covered Jumbo Clothespin

By Judi Kauffman

I’m revisiting one of my favorite projects: Shimmer Sheetz-covered Jumbo Clothespins. (shown: 6” tall) They stand upright and the clip at the top is endlessly useful. This time the clothespins are featuring the word ‘remember’ cut with one of Suzanne Cannon’s wonderful A Way With Words dies. 

What will you want to remember? How will you decorate and enjoy a decorated jumbo clothespin? 

Clothespins make great place cards at a party, a favor that can go home with each guest. (With the word ‘remember’ these are ideal for a retirement or farewell party!) They’re terrific teacher gifts, and serve well all around the house.

Near the door, the clothespin can hold tickets to a play or a to-do list that can’t be left behind. Or it can welcome a guest with a special greeting card.

On a desk or mantel, it can be used to display a memorable photo like the one of my dad and me. Or put it on the kitchen table where it can hold a secret message for that special someone – two mini playing cards: The 2 of hearts, symbolic of the relationship, and a second card with a love note hidden from view! Continue Reading

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DIY Foam Stamp Background Cards

May 12, 2017

Hello everyone,

It´s Sanna here, and it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. Today I decided to share a DIY foam stamp idea with you. Sometimes when you look at a die you wish there would be a stamp like that available too. That is what I thought when I saw the new ModaScrap dies! They can be used to create gorgeous stamps and I´d like to show you how I made some DIY foam stamps as well as how I used the stamps for card backgrounds.
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Always Amazing with Felted Lacy Poppies

May 6, 2017
Always Amazing Card by Diana Nguyen

Hello there!  Diana here with a soft card for a friend who would love a reminder of what you think of her.  You can make her day by telling her she is always amazing!  The flowers are made of felt so it even feels nice!  I went with different shades of pink but it would look great in other colors. Check to see what you have in your craft room!  Read on to see how I made this card.

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Celebration and Award Ribbons

April 29, 2017
Celebration and Award Ribbons by Judi

By Judi Kauffman

Our dog was a champion before she retired and came to live with us. Her ribbons were fabulous – a pleated rosette around a big padded circle with gold printing at the top, long tails cascading below. They serve as an inspiration for today’s project: Ribbons to make for friends to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion or give as an award to someone who has triumphed over illness or adversity.

I chose Live, Laugh, and Love – A Way With Words dies that are longtime favorites. ‘Live’ goes to the friend who is five-years cancer-free. ‘Laugh’ goes to the friend who brings smiles no matter what is going on. ‘Love’ goes to my husband.

But you don’t have to choose the same dies or sentiments! It’s very easy to customize this project.

Decide what you want to say and size the circles and fishtail ribbons accordingly. Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection offers so many options.

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Bless You Hanky Holder

April 22, 2017

  It’s Suzanne here today with a completely unexpected gift idea! Do you know someone suffering from spring allergies? I do!  Here is a little surprise for that sniffling special someone.  Scour the secondhand stores for vintage cotton or linen handkerchiefs and tuck one inside the sweet envelope you’re going to make. “But Suzanne,” you’re thinking, “You don’t have a die that says ‘Bless’!” True. But I do have a die that says ‘Blessings’ and with a couple of cuts you’ve got just what you need. Here’s how…

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