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Winner Fabulous Flowers Giveaway

March 24, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your comments on our Fabulous Flowers Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge. It definitely felt like Spring, reading your descriptions on what your favorite Springtime flowers were … such a beautiful bouquet!


Our three winners of the “Fabulous Flowers” Giveaway are:

Dorothy Knapp
Linda Douglas
Dorris Moore

each of the winners will receive the following:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan’s Garden Tulip 2; Suzanne Cannon A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at to collect your prize!


It’s in the Box Winners

March 10, 2017

Hi everyone,

Thank you everyone who commented on our Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – It’s in the Box. We enjoyed reading what your favorite boxes were from the January 2017 collection.


Our three winners of the “Box of Choice” Giveaway are:

Mary Ann Sullivan
Heather Justice
Trish Platt

The winners get to select which box die they would like to receive from the following: Star Pillow Box, Triangle Treat Box, Lantern Box, Bonbon Box or Pillow Box with Handle.

Congratulations to you all! Please email us at to collect your prize! Don’t forget to tell us which box die you would like to receive.

Announcements Susan's Garden Club

Susan’s Gardening Team – International Design Team Call

December 1, 2016


Susan’s Gardening Team – International Design Team Call

(Design term January 15th 2017 – June 30th 2017)

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Craft Designs is looking for talented and committed designers to join Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Gardening Team. Do you love to create realistic flowers and country scenes using Susan’s Garden Collection? Are you creative? Do you already share your projects on your own personal blog? Are you passionate and proactive? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Benefits of being on Susan’s Gardening Team:

  • A complete set of Susan’s dies with every new release
  • A welcome package with other Elizabeth Craft Designs products i.e. adhesive sheets, tape and cardstock
  • Name, bio and blog link on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog (>11k unique readers/month)
  • Social Media exposure (>100k Facebook fans)
  • An awesome creative community with a private Facebook group to interact with fellow team members
  • Your products displayed at craft trade and retail shows all over the world
  • Join our pay-per-sales affiliate networking compensation program

We are looking for designers that are:

  • Enthusiastic crafters that love to work with products from Susan’s Garden Collection
  • Creative, professional and punctual
  • Passionate about sharing their creative passion though social media
  • Have good photography skills and are able to write step by step tutorials.
  • Willing to commit to creating 3 to 4 projects a month for the 6-months term starting January 15th, 2017

Expectations of our designers: 

  • Promoting Susan’s Garden Collection with 3 to 4 projects per month and share these projects on your own personal designer blog
  • Share 1 project a month on the ECD blog
  • Create realistic flowers, trees, scenes, animals & such (natural color, shapes and details)
  • Must be able to take good quality photos and write clear step-by-step instructions
  • Meet blog post deadlines
  • Creative, professional and punctual

How to apply:

Please send an e-mail with the subject line “Your name – Susan’s Gardening Team Call” to containing the following information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • A link to your blog and/or YouTube channel. Please link your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media that may apply.
  • A short bio telling us about yourself, your crafting style and why you would like to work on Susan’s Gardening Team
  • Current or past design team commitments
  • 4 project images that best reflect your style, preferably using products from Susan’s Garden Collection (please attach as JPEG files)
  • Any other information you believe will be relevant (teaching background, experience as a demonstrator, and such)

In order to complete your application, we would like you to mail us at least 2 project samples. These samples can be returned to you if requested! Please include the above information with your package (feel free to print the email and include in the package) and ship to the following address:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
ATTN: Susan’s Gardening Team 2017 Application
29340 Industrial Way
Evergreen, Colorado 80439


December 30th 2016

Selected designers will be contacted personally by January 4th, 2016.

Please contact us at with any additional questions!

Announcements Pop it Ups Susan's Garden Club

Show & Tell with Els

August 2, 2016

Hello, everyone! It’s Els here and I’m having such a great week that I wanted to share it with you – so not a project and instructions today, but with news from here in Colorado…

Our daughter Joset and granddaughter Annika are visiting. It’s been so much fun watching the two together, and Joep and I are very hands-on – tons of cuddling and stories. Annika even eats black beans, inspiring me to branch out and try new foods so she doesn’t get ahead of me when it comes to adventurous eating habits!

Joset’s here for work, too. We’re taping YouTube videos. Susan Tierney-Cockburn arrived on Sunday to tape tutorials for her new release as well. We’ve got a full house, just the way we like it! Both Joset and Susan will also be guest hosting Technique Friday with Els. We may not sleep at all!

Meanwhile, we hope you’ve already taken a gander at the new releases from Susan and from Karen Burniston. We know you’ll find a zillion must-haves. We’re including some projects here to spark your muse. And be sure to head over to their Facebook pages and blogs so you don’t miss out on a single thing! Karen is posting a YouTube video tutorial every day for a week to showcase her collection.

Pop it Ups
Created by Karen Burniston
shelly hickox pop it ups fence card
Created by Shelly Hickox
Created by Frances Byrne
Created by Kelly Booth
Karen Aicken

Created by Karen Aicken

Susan’s Garden Club

 Created by Selma Stevenson

And I’m excited to announce that the wonderful new collection of dies and stamps from Joset Designs is going to be revealed on August 11th (yes, this is a proud mother speaking) along with Suzanne Cannon’s latest ‘A Way With Words’ dies.

My own Els van de Burgt Studio release will follow on August 25th.

Our design team and guest designers are busily creating projects and writing instructions. Stay tuned! This is going to be a very active and fun-filled time on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the YouTube Channel as well!

Speaking of active and fun-filled, Annika is ready to go outside and play, and so am I!


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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!