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.
Welcome to our May Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. This time round we have a technique to share with you that uses dies in a different way.
Our Challenge this month is ….. “Being Negative” – Normally when we use dies to cut we get a positive piece (the actual die cut) and a negative piece (the leftover piece or pieces that we often throw away). In many cases the negative pieces can also make interesting card components, and it is these pieces that are the focus of the Challenge cards. The Design Team can also incorporate the positive die cut piece if they wish.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a Background Die Prize Pack that includes the Heart Background, Circles, Background, Chevron Background and Diamond Background to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are some project ideas where you could use die cut scrap pieces when crafting?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, May 5, 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.
DT Melanie here with you today sharing a really fun card designed completely with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ dies. The Circle Background Die was such fun to work with. This mosaic design feels mesmerizing to me. It is actually really easy to create too! Below are the simple directions so you can make your own.
Since spring is upon us here in Colorado and I can hear birds singing in the trees, a brightly colored bird card seemed like a great way to celebrate. In this project, the bird is adhered to clear fishing line that can be twisted before placing the card in an envelope to create a “spinning” surprise when pulled out. Colorful and fun!
It’s Frances here, and it’s my turn to post a tutorial today for Pop it Ups Wednesday. This time around I decided to pull out my steampunk themed dies and stamps, combined with the Oval Pull Card and Jinks the Monkey, to create a birthday card. I have to admit that steampunk is a little out of my comfort zone, but it can be fun to play with something in ways that aren’t what I normally do.
It’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. I love making cards that are a little different from the normal square or rectangular cards. Today I have used the Fishtail Borders die set from Els van de Burgt Studio to add a fishtail edge to my card. To decorate my card I used dies from Joset Designs and A Way With Words.
It’s the first Tuesday in April, time for the Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Glittery Backgrounds” – add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way when creating the background for your card.
Our Design Team have some wonderful ideas on how to create Glittery Backgrounds for you today. Make sure you check their individual blog posts for information on the technique they used. Elizabeth Craft Designs also has many videos on their YouTube channel using Silk Microfine Glitter, including more backgrounds and plenty of other ideas.
For our challenge today we are giving away three 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice to three lucky winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite technique to use with Silk Microfine Glitter?
Winners will be selected in a random drawing.
The winners’ names will be announced on Friday, April 7 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
It is time for our Coloring Design Team March Designer Challenge. Our challenge this month is Fabulous Florals – Spring is upon us, so let’s see those flowers on our cards this month.
For today’s challenge we are giving away a “Fabulous Flowers” pack to 3 winners. 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.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What is your favorite springtime flower?”
Welcome to our February Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge. This month our challenge theme is …. Things with Wings – Include something on your card that has wings!
Ten of the new stamp sets designed by designer Krista Schneider contain something that has wings! Whether it is a bird, owl, bee, butterfly, or dragonfly there’s a lot to choose from.
For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a “Things with Wings” prize pack that includes Krista Schneider’s Feathered Friends stamp & matching die set, ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and Joset Designs Birds to 3 people.
To enter simply leave a comment on this challenge post below and tell us “What ECD product is on your wish list?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, February 24, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Welcome to our February Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. This month the challenge theme is In Stitches – the Design Team are featuring any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs “Stitched” dies on their cards/projects this month. They can decorate their projects with anything else they like.
For today’s challenge we are giving away sets of the stitched dies ( a pack of 6 separate dies that includes: Stitched Hearts, Fishtails, Squares, Rectangles, Ovals and Circles) to 3 people.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post below and tell us “What Designer Challenge would you like to see in the future?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, February 10 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.
To get us started today, Selma Stevenson has created this wonderful Dreamcatcher card. For the “stitched” part of the challenge, Selma has used the Stitched Fishtails, one of the new dies, and the Celebrate sentiment from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection. To decorate her card, Selma has used the Dreamcatcher, Arrows and some of the negative pieces from the Diamond Background (on the sides of her card) – dies all from Joset Designs. Selma used Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card and embellished the Dreamcatcher using Glitter Dots Peel-Offs.
Sandy Diller is making us quiver with this fun tag. Sandy has created a tag using the Tags & More – Lace die set from the Els van de Burgt Collection. Sandy has used the new Joset Designs Diamond Background die to create an embossed pattern onto the Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock tag. Sandy’s “stitched” pieces are the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts. To finish off her tag, Sandy added the Joset Designs Arrows to the heart.
For our next project today, Birgit Norton has created a beautiful card using the Stitched Hearts; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles, Leaf & Berry Branches and Love Sentiments from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection. Birgit chose Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card using the colors White, Olive Twist and Pale Peach.
Frances Byrne has created a fun background on her card using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Dark Fuchsia, Perfect Purple, Dusky Lavender and White Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her card Frances has used the Stitched Circles, Dotted Scallop Rectangles and Celebrate sentiment from Els van de Burgt Studio. To finish off her card she chose the Joset Designs Small Cupcake, using Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter on the stars.
Evgenia Petzer has created our next gorgeous card. To decorate her card she has used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners for the designer paper on the background of her card. Evgenia has also used ModaScrap Leaf Branch 3 and Lace Heart, and Stitched Hearts from Els van de Burgt Studio.
Design Team member Sanna Lippert decided to create not one, but two cards for the challenge using similar dies and layout. For her cards Sanna chose the Stitched Fishtails, Stitched Hearts and Love Sentiments from Els van de Burgt Studio. Sanna also used Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps to create the XOXO background on the fishtail tag on the top card.
Next up is a card from Melanie Smith. Melanie chose the Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio to die cut the rectangular panels on her card. To decorate her card Melanie has used Joset Designs Teacup die using various designer papers . Melanie has also added the ‘Happy Birthday” sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set which has been layered using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners.
Anita Kejriwal created our next card which uses the Stitched Fishtails, Stitched Circles and the Celebrate sentiment from Els van de Burgt Studio on Soft Finish Cardstock. Anita has also used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails; Leaf Pocket; Leafy Branch 3 and Happy Flowers to decorate her card. Note how she has backed the Stitched Fishtails with the Leaf Pocket die.
Our final card for today is from Katelyn Grosart. Katelyn has used the Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio. To decorate her card Katelyn has also used ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Leafy Branch 2; Leafy Branch 3 and Happy Flowers on Soft Finish Cardstock. The tiny circles inside the flowers were created using one of the dies from the Dreamcatcher die set from Joset Designs as well as the General Sentiments stamp set.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wondering creations our Die Cut Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to create your own “Stitched” projects. 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 Stitched prize package, 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, February 10th.
Good luck and have a great week!