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Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – August

August 15, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.

This time around our challenge is Gift Giving – There are many times throughout the year when we need to give a gift to someone …. Birthdays, Christmas, Teacher Thank You’s etc. Create something for today’s challenge that could be given as a gift, either completely handmade, or something purchased and then decorated to give it that special touch.

If you haven’t heard, Elizabeth Craft Designs has just released new products from Krista Schneider; Elizabeth Craft Designs and new licensed designer Becky Seddon. You can find all these on the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store. The ModaScrap stamps/dies two of our design team have used will also be available soon.

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 some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18th, 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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Els van de Burgt Studio Shimmer Sheetz

Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Watermelon Coasters

July 30, 2017

Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Watermelon Coasters
By Judi Kauffman

Did you know that Shimmer Sheetz is waterproof, colorfast, and garment quality? This makes it ideal for projects where durability is important, like jewelry, spangles for clothing, art quilts, and mixed media; floral picks, garlands to use outdoors, and home décor items like today’s project – Watermelon Coasters.

When I think of watermelons I think of ovals – the shape prior to cutting into wedges, but your coasters can be circles if you prefer to more closely match the base of a wine goblet or water glass. Or you could make squares or rectangles. The key is to evoke the spirit of this luscious summer fruit rather than worrying about being realistic. The colors tell the story!

I chose two die sets, Fitted Ovals and Stitched Ovals. If you prefer, stick to one set, or further mix and match, adding in a Dotted Scallop Oval for the white part of the rind. The dot pattern embossing folder I used for one of the coasters has the feel of seeds, though it’s a repeat pattern. The black seeds on the more realistic of the two coasters are the little ovals left after cutting Basic Black Shimmer Sheetz with a Ribbons 2 die (the pieces that come out of the long strip). I thought they provided just the right touch!

Another option: Instead of making cork-backed coasters, skip the backing, cut the oval (or circle) in half or into quarters and add the watermelon wedges to birthday cards, party invitations, gift tags, or an art journal!

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Coloring Designer Challenge Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 18, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

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 is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, 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 Els van de Burgt Studio

Memories of You

January 30, 2016

Memories of You
By Jeanette Horner

Jeanette

This is made in memory of my son Mark who picked daffodils for me every spring. He was 82nd Airborne and passed in 1995.

Surrounding a special photo with Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s realistic paper flowers is a wonderful way to create something to cherish or give as a gift. I chose an oval, but you can use a square, rectangle, or circle for the picture opening and whatever flowers are most meaningful. There are Grapevine Wreaths available in three shapes, and to cut the opening there are Fitted Ovals, Squares, Circles and Rectangles as well.

Instructions:

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