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Our 2016 Spring Release is here!

May 10, 2016

Instead of tutorials, it’s ‘show and tell’ day here at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Take a peek at some of the wonderful projects you can make with dies, stamps and other goodies from the 2016 Spring Release (coming soon)! Read a bit about each of the new collections, then check in with your local retailer or order from our online store. We’ll begin shipping to you from May 25th. 

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Elizabeth Craft Designs January 2016 Sneak Peek

December 10, 2015

We’re bursting with excitement! Elizabeth Craft Designs’ 5 talented designers have created new dies,  stamps, stencils, embossing folders, and papers for you to enjoy!

The Sneak Peek begins today and continues in the coming weeks, here on the blog as well as via Facebook. The official product launch takes place in January at the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Mega Show in Anaheim, California. Many stores are already pre-ordering with us, so you won’t have too long to wait. And if you can’t find what you want at your local retailer, our online store will be fully stocked. Keep an eye on our blog on Tuesday, December 15th for some extra exciting information!


Els van de Burgt Studio

Els has expanded her endlessly versatile Fitted Frames series with ovals and circles, circles shown above.  And there’s more: She has also designed a series of three 6×6 paper packs called Through the Lens, based on her own photography! Wood. Metal. Stone. It’s all about close-ups, and textures that have caught her eye. Each pack holds 48 sheets, 16 designs (3 sheets per design), for cards, for scrapbooks, for any kind of project.  She has also created must-have ribbon, chain, rope and jewelry dies, along with some amazing decorative corners that you’ll be seeing in the coming days and weeks, so be sure to stay tuned on our blog and Facebook page…



Karen Burniston Pop it Ups

Two new collections with so much to love! Karen Burniston isn’t monkeying around. Or maybe she is…We just know that the High Jinks Collection with its clear stamps, Jinks the Monkey (one of the two new Characters), the Bananas embossing folder and the rest of the collection is sure to please. You’ll have to wait just a bit to meet Coffee & Cake, the second collection, but not too long – it’s all coming soon, we promise. Meanwhile, HERE is a link to a YouTube video for the High Jinks card.



Joset Designs 

Just like the words you see on the cards above, Joset Designs’ new dies by Joset van de Burgt are yummy and sweet; happy, fun dies that celebrate life’s occasions, both big and small. Who doesn’t love strawberries, especially when they are chocolate-coated? And her banner dies will make everybody’s short list, for sure. Be on the lookout for hot air balloons, rainbow, sun and clouds, kites, cupcakes and more!



Susan’s Garden Club

Susan Tierney-Cockburn (‘Co-burn’) continues to amaze, with her garden growing more and more each season. How come there are no weeds? Oh well… We can create paper flowers with her new Garden Notes dies like the low-relief daffodil shown above in a Stitched Oval and make wreaths that never wilt and are perfect for any season! There are three wreath shapes in her new release: Oval, Square, and Circle. The oval is above, the others are equally wonderful. Susan’s adding a brand new Garden Edges collection, the CountryScapes series is expanding, and there are new Seeds of Thought red rubber stamps as well. You’ll see these and more as the Sneak Peek continues.



A Way With Words

Let’s All Celebrate! You asked for more and Suzanne Cannon has met the challenge. Her new release comes directly from her pen and ink hand-lettering, calligraphy that is magically transformed into elegant, amazing cutting dies. In addition to Celebrate, you’ll find Calligraphic Elements (an exclamation point, shown in the card above, plus flourishes), Thank You (in English, German, and French), It’s a Party, Live, Love, Laugh…and…and…we don’t want to spoil the surprise, but we can say with full certitude that there is a lot to love. As always, the dies are big enough to star on card fronts, and perfect for mixing and matching with dies from all of the other designers’ collections. A detail to note: The colorful strings on Suzanne’s balloons.


We hope you are excited for us to reveal the full details very, very soon. You might want to keep an eye on this section of our website too…


Happy Crafting!





In Loving Memory

July 22, 2015

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and wonderful design team member Debra Hensley passed away unexpectedly yesterday. We will always miss her creativity and her joyful spirit. She brought such enthusiasm to each assignment. Her cards and other projects stand as testiment to her many talents. In addition to being an important part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs team she was a beautiful and kind person, someone we were proud to know. Please join us in sending sympathy to her family, and may happy memories be of comfort to them during this challenging time.

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FREE Shipping – Celebrate National Scrapbook Day with Elizabeth Craft Designs

May 1, 2015


Saturday, May 2 is National Scrapbook Day and Elizabeth Craft Designs is having a celebration, with projects and ideas on Facebook all week and a special offer May 2 through Tuesday, May 5: FREE shipping at!

With Elizabeth Craft Designs’ dies, peel-offs, and other supplies you can –
Decorate layouts, scrapbook covers, journals, accordion albums
Embellish memory boxes and wall art
Enhance mats and frames
And while you’re at it, create something special for Mother’s Day!

Not into scrapbooking? Not to worry – You still get FREE shipping on your order, so stock up on the card making and paper crafting tools and supplies you’ve got on your wish list!

Tell your friends, share the fun.

FREE Shipping on all National Scrapbook Day orders within the continental US, and international orders of $50 or more.

Visit us on Facebook!
and YouTube

Elizabeth Craft Designs™
Tel: (+1) 805 228-4667

Announcements Pop it Ups

New January 2015 Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Available NOW!

January 18, 2015

All of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs products that made their debut at the Craft and Hobby Association Winter show in Anaheim are available now at Or check with your local independent retailer to see if they stock what you want.

Before we start the show, we have exciting news to share. On January 1, Susan Tierney-Cockburn joined Elizabeth Craft Designs as our second licensed designer. You may already know Susan from her beautiful flowers. With her love for gardening she knows exactly how to design dies that turn paper into stunning realistic flowers. Susan’s Garden includes:

22 die sets (5 CountryScapes, 8 Garden Notes, 4 Garden Patch and 5 Susan’s Garden), Gardening Tools 4-piece all metal tool set in a case, and 9 Susan’s Seeds of Thought red rubber cling-mount stamps.

Karen Burniston continues to innovate and amaze, with 17 new die sets she calls the ABCs – Artsy, Beachy and Cutesie. They include:

3 new Characters (Buster the Dog, Whisker the Cat and Rocky the Crab)
2 awesome Props sets
2 Accordion die sets (Accordion Star and Accordion Rectangle)
2 new Frame Edges (Star Fancy Frame Edges and Katie Flourish Frame Edges)
A Tag Pivot Card and a Rectangle Pull Card
An Adirondack Chair Pop Up
2 brand new interactive dies called Pop Stands (an Eiffel Tower and a claw foot Bathtub)
2 new Edge die sets (Paris Edges and Beach Edges)
and one new Accessory die set (Palm Tree and Pail)

Designed by Els van de Burgt, the ECD Collection (Elizabeth Craft Designs line) includes 17 new die sets:
5 new Tags & More sets – 2 large, 3 small (Extending the already popular series)
3 Jewelry die sets – Sea Glass, Droplets, Dog Tags (You won’t want to miss these!)
A Hardware die set
A Hardware Stand Up Helper set
Word dies (It’s a Boy/Girl, Happy Anniversary)
More of Els’s signature flowers and overlays (2 sets)
An all-cap alphabet
A set of numbers and symbols

Also: 3 new Peel-off sticker sheets designed to fit Karen Burniston’s dies. Available in black, gold and silver. 

Stars, Flower Vases 1 and Pull Card Flowers

Here are some of our new products.
For the complete release visit

Jewelry dies Create beautiful jewelry using Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz, Embossing Folders, Double Sided Adhesive, and Peel-Offs. Alter with Alcohol Inks or StazOn and use a sanding block to add to the fun. Make sure to use our #803 Metal Adaptor Plate to die cut the Shimmer Sheetz. The jewelry is elegant and VERY lightweight. Watch Els’ You Tube video demoing the New Jewelry dies.

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Tags & MoreEls has expanded the popular Tags & More collection with two new sizes: 2.25 wide and 4.25 wide (inches). The length of the tags is up to you, make them as long as you want. Use the tag overlay die to create a beautiful decorative tag top. The larger tags are great to create booklets, pocket tags, and tag cards. Watch for the YouTube video coming soon! Lots of projects have been posted on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page and there will be many tutorials on the blog as well.

Tags & More small

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Hardware 1 – Hinges & Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges Decorate your cards, connect tags, embellish the corners of boxes and more with these fun new Hardware 1 Hinges or create a Stand Up Helper card. Tip: The endlessly versatile Hinges are a nice touch on masculine cards.

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Victorian FlowersA beautiful new flower in the ECD collection. Each die set includes a small and a large flower plus two flower centers. Mix and match the solid flowers with the overlays, add Silk Microfine Glitter, have fun!

Victorian Flowers

Character Dies – The new Character dies designed by Karen Burniston are cuter than cute! Everyone asked for a cat and dog so here they are. Meet Whiskers and Buster. She also created Rocky the Crab. All three look great with the new Adirondack Chair Pop Up, Beach Edges, and Palm Tree and Pail.


Props SetsSome fun accessories for Whiskers and Buster are included in Props 4. Or take any of the characters to the beach with Props 3.


Accordion Dies – Karen added 2 new Accordion dies to her collection, the Accordion Star and Accordion Rectangle.


Frame Edges – Decorate your Accordion card with either of the 2 new Frame Edges. The Star Fancy Frame Edges match with the Accordion Star and previously released Accordion Fancy Label. The Katie Flourish Frame Edges will match the Accordion Rectangle and previously released Katie Label Accordion.

Frame Edges

Pop Stands and EdgesCheck out Karen’s new interactive Pop Stand dies – the Eiffel Tower and the Bathtub Pop Stand. Karen demonstrated the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand at the CHA show last week. Click here to see the video.

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CountryScapesA beautiful collection of CountryScapes by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. Small in size, but big in impact, these dies tell a story on each card, tag, or wall art/shadow box you make.

Country Scapes 1

Garden Notes7 gorgeous Garden Notes die sets designed by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. Make low relief, detailed realistic flowers for card fronts and more. See all of them at

Garden notes 1

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Garden PatchGarden Patch dies come in four sizes: 1 1/2-inch and 1 3/8-inch as shown below, 1-inch and 7/8-inch not shown. As an extra bonus each set comes with a collection of mini dies (leaves or flowers).

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Susan’s Garden Shown below are 3 of Susan’s five beautiful new Garden dies for making fully dimensional flowers. Head over to to see the others (Anemone and the Cherry Blossom).

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Seeds of Thought – Red rubber cling-mount stamps. Susan’s stamp collection includes 9 meaningful sayings culled from her garden journal. See more at


Gardening ToolsDon’t forget your tools! Shape and detail stunning flowers with this professional quality 4 piece all metal tool set. The case is included.

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Find out even more about Susan’s beautiful new collection in this You Tube video.

Peel-offs – Last but not least, here are our three new Peel-offs designs. They are perfect for cards, removable clings, and more. In addition, Stars match the new Accordion Star die and Pull Card Flowers and Flower Vases match the new Accordion Rectangle die from Karen Burniston!

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Head over to to see more of our new collection and check out the other items you may want to have on hand. We hope you are just as excited about all the new products as we are! Stay tuned for some great samples here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

Announcements Pop it Ups

Meet the 2015 Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team

January 7, 2015


Happy 2015!

I’m Karen Burniston and I’d like to introduce the 2015 Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team. All ten of these talented ladies have been with me from the beginning of my journey with Elizabeth Craft Designs and I was thrilled that all ten wanted to stay on in 2015. I asked them each to tell me which Pop it Ups die they couldn’t live without. After much protesting that they couldn’t choose just one, (Shelly said it was like picking your favorite child. Caz said it was like deciding between chocolate or potato chips) they did come up with their go-to die. If you’re just getting started with Pop it Ups, perhaps you will find the recommendations of the team helpful when you’re deciding what to buy first. Their choices are some of the best generic and all-purpose dies in the collection.





Summer Hills-Painter, South Carolina, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Rectangle Pull Card (coming soon)






Shelly Hickox, Mississippi, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lots of Pops







Raquel Mason, Florida, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lorna Label







Kelly Booth, Arizona, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lots of Pops







Karen Aicken, Alberta, Canada


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Spiral Circle Pull Card







Helen Cryer, Cambridgeshire, UK


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Accordion Circle







Frances Byrne, Queensland, Australia


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Katie Label Pivot Card







Fran Sabad, Kentucky, USA


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Katie Label Pivot Card







Donna Wright, Cambridgeshire, UK


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Lorna Label







Caz Counsell, Surrey, UK


Go-to Pop it Ups die: Katie Label Pivot Card





Thanks to this team our CHA Booth #335 is going to be full of amazing Pop it Ups cards this weekend. You can preview the Pop it Ups release by watching this preview video:

I used the new Star Accordion (coming soon) to make the Designer Challenge Team showcase piece. To double the height of the Star Accordion album I first cut 5.5″ x 11″ strips of black cardstock, lined up the Star Accordion die near the top, and then stopped my cutting pad short of the bottom edge when I cut the top portion. Next I slid the album die down the page and stopped the cutting pad short of the top edge. This gave me a single album page with two stacked stars. I repeated this four more times to make the pages and then assembled like a normal Accordion. I used all three of the new Star Fancy Frame Edges (coming soon: star, flourish and stripes) plus the dots edge from the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges and the scalloped edge from the Fancy Frame Edges. The Star and Fancy Accordions are the same outer shape so frame edges can be shared between two albums. (The same for the Katie Label Accordion and the new Rectangle Accordion)



In 2015 you will find Pop it Ups featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog every Wednesday. One Wednesday a month will be reserved for the Pop it Ups Designer Challenge, and the remaining Wednesdays will feature fun cards and ideas by the Designer Challenge team, myself and invited guests.

It’s going to be a great year for pop-ups!

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October 10, 2014

Hello everyone,

Today we would like to announce 11 winners!

The winner of the Elizabeth Craft Designs and Ruby Rock-It blog hop prize package is:

Barb Macaskill

Congratulations Barb! The following package is yours:

Prize package

And the 10 winners of the Tags & More LIKE and SHARE are:

Bonnie Lauterback

Debbie Dempsey Littlejohn

Ruth Chadwick

Cynthia Palmer

Carole Nielsen Anderson

Donna Turner Gibson

Debbie White

Alice Pollock Roushia

Kathy Helsley

Genny Mehlhaff

You will all receive one of these cool die sets. And you can pick which one!


For all winners, please email us at to collect your prize.



October 7, 2014


We love the new Tags & More dies! They are so much fun to work with and so versatile. In addition to tags, they can be used to make boxes, gift card envelopes, labels, you can use them for folded cards – so many possibilities.

Now we give YOU the chance to win one of these awesome die sets.

What to do: Visit our Facebook page. Find the post showing the photo above from October 7. LIKE and SHARE that post.

We will be giving away 10 Tags & More die sets.

The winners of a random drawing will be announced on Friday, October 10.


951 – Tags & More 1 – Lace


952 – Tags & More 2 – Deco


Tags & More 3 – Leaves



Winner $50 Elizabeth Craft Designs Asian Theme Prize Package

September 6, 2014

Hello everyone,

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Today we would like to announce our winner who will receive an Asian Theme Prize Package valued at $50 (US).


Thank you for leaving your comment on our blog Barb Thompson, you are today’s lucky winner!

Please email us at to collect your prize.


We would like to thank everyone else who left a comment on our blog as well.


Have a great day,

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Team