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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Designer Challenge

Plant Love in Susan’s Garden

December 1, 2017

Hello to all,

This is Anita here. How was your Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Shopping? I am sure you all must have shopped to your heart’s content at the ECD store as there was a fabulous scheme going on.

Today let us celebrate the coming days even more by planting smiles and love with a card made with Susan’s Garden dies and a wonderful sentiment from her stamp collection along with other dies from the ECD line. I chose Love in a Mist, a beautiful flower that I learned to make by watching Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Facebook video tutorial, and I encourage you to watch it so your flowers will be realistic and lovely, just like hers!

 

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A Way With Words Susan's Garden Club

Black-Eyed Susan Cluster in a Crate

November 15, 2017

Hello to all

It’s Anita here to take you on a stroll in Susan’s Garden. It’s blooming flowers everywhere and it’s all the more amazing because now you can make them using the dies available at the Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Today, I am showing you a trio of vibrant Black Eyed Susans in a wooden fruit crate.

All the dies are now available at the ECD web store.  Susan has posted many videos showing how to create the flowers in her collection on her  Facebook page. (She’s been doing a Facebook Live tutorial each week and will be taking a break during the holidays, but they all remain in the archive.) Don’t miss them!

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Becky Seddon Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Elegant and Festive Snowflake Christmas Wreaths

November 9, 2017

Hi, it’s Sandy here with you today sharing two cards.  It’s always fun to use our dies in an unexpected way and that’s what we are going to do.  One of my favorite die sets is the Snowflakes and I’ve used it many times to make backgrounds or as a focal point on a card.  This time I want to show you how to make a stunning Christmas wreath that is either elegant or festive depending on what colors are used.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Wishing You a Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

July 10, 2017

 

Hey Everyone! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Happy Happy Birthday Card. The starting point for my card was the fabulous Kites die from Joset Designs. Using the kite die, and combining it with a variety of die cut images from Els van de Burgt Studio and some ModaScrap patterned paper, my Happy Happy Happy Birthday Card grew from there. Let me show you below how to make it at home.

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Rose Gatefold Petal-Fold Card

July 4, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

 It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial today for the Die Cut Design Team. This time round I decided to play with the ModaScrap Gatefold – Elegant Roses die to create a “Petal-Fold” card. It is an elegant card, suitable for weddings, invitations or any occasion where you want something a little bit different.

As the cardstock I selected to use for my card was duo-tone (also called “duplex”) – dark red on one side and light red on the other – I decided to keep to the three colors of white, dark red and light red for my card. By keeping the insert loose, I could turn it with the back showing when the card is closed, revealing the light red through the openings of the “petals”.

 

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Coloring Designer Challenge Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – June

June 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

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

Our Challenge this month is ….. Clean & Simple Card Set – create a set of three Clean &  Simple cards. Select a stamp set and use a different image from this set on each of the cards. Each card includes one colored image and a sentiment.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; a pack of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and a pack of White 100lb 8.5″ x 11″ Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Describe your crafting style.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 23, 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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Krista Schneider

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

June 12, 2017
Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here and it is my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. Today I am playing with the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies stamp set and coordinating dies to create a baby card. For some reason I seem to be making girl baby cards lately, but this card could easily be changed to suit a boy just by changing the colors of patterned papers used.

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 – 

  • Cut a piece of pale pink cardstock so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from designer paper (from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Patterned Paper Pack).
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches. 
  • Layer all pieces onto the folded card using photo above as a guide.

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Step 2 –

  • Use the third smallest square from the Stitched Squares die set and die cut a square from designer paper.
  • Use the fourth smallest square from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set and die cut a square from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use a trimmer to cut the square in half diagonally (see photo above).
  • Adhere one half of the square to the left hand side of the card using foam tape. (refer to photo below).

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Step 3 –

  • Using the Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set, stamp out the bear; present and single flower onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
  • Use coordinating dies to die cut each image and adhere to card using foam tape for the bear and present.
  • Decorate the edges of the white rectangle and the half square panel using Glitter Borders Peel-Off Stickers.

Step 4 –

  • Stamp a sentiment from the Baby Clear Stamp set to the lower right hand corner of card using black ink.

Zoo Babies Panda Baby Card

Step 5 – The Inside of Card:

  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from dark pink cardstock.
  • Use the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set to cut a rectangle from designer paper (from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Patterned Paper Pack).
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock that measures 3 3/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches.
  • Layer all pieces together and adhere to the inside of the card using photo above as a guide.

Step 6 –

  • Use the remaining half of the square we cut in half in step 2 to adhere to the left hand side of card.

Step 7 –

  • Stamp the “Baby” and “Girl” sentiments from the Baby Clear Stamp set to the white panel.
  • Color the ‘Baby” sentiment as desired.
  • Stamp the trio flowers from the Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set to the top and bottom right hand corner of white panel.

Thank you for  stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

 


Other:

Cardstock – Pale Pink; Dark Pink

Black Ink

Copic Markers

Foam Tape

A Way With Words Die Cut Designer Challenge Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Krista Schneider ModaScrap

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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