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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – August

August 8, 2017

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our August Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. We had such a fantastic response to our first Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge last month, we are so glad that you all enjoyed it.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn not only designs beautiful flower dies for us to create with,  she also designs a line of CountryScapes dies that can stand alone or be combined to create beautiful scenes.

Our challenge this month is Home is where the Heart is – Use any of the Susan’s Garden House related dies to create your card/project.

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: “Which dies from Susan’s collection make you think of your home?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11th, 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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ECD Designer Challenge – July

July 18, 2017

Hi everyone!

It’s challenge time again … Starting this month, July 2017, our Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams will be combining for our monthly challenges.

Some of our Coloring Design Team are also sharing a few sneak peeks of the new Krista Schneider Clear Stamp and Coordinating dies which will be available soon.

Technique Friday with Els Inspiration – Every Friday Els inspires us all with a new Technique Friday video tutorial, sharing all of the wonderful ways to use ECD products. Our challenge for this month is to take our inspiration from any one of the Technique Friday with Els videos. You can find a list of all the Technique Friday with Els videos here.

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 your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series“.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 21st, 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.

Birgit Norton was inspired by Els’ Jungle Cuties Spinner Card video to create this spinner card above. To create her card Birgit has used Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners, Dolphin and Boat die sets as well as the Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Birgit use White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card. You will see more photos of the Dolphin jumping out of the water on Birgit’s blog.

Frances Byrne  was inspired to create the sparkly piece above by Els’ Sparkling Lovebirds Birthday Card video. To create her card Frances used the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff and Stitched Fishtail Banners die sets. The main panel of the card were layered using the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. Frances used papers from the ModaScrap Vintage Rose 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack and White and Rich Black  Soft Finish Cardstock. To finish off her card Frances added a sentiment from Joset Designs General Sentiments clear stamp set.


Karen Nofziger inspiration for her card came from Els’ Silk Microfine Glitter and Lace Technique video. Karen had so much fun with this technique that she created two cards for the challenge. For her first card Karen used Krista Schneider’s Purr Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. For her glitter & lace panel, Karen also used Desert Gold and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitters.  Karen also used the Bead Strings 2; Dotted Scallop Ovals and Fitted Ovals from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners (cutting off the fishtail end) and Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Karen used White  Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.

For her second card for the challenge Karen used the new Krista Schneider Reindeer and Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. This time around she used Forest Green and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Karen also used the Fitted Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals and Bead Strings 2 dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners (cutting off the fishtail end) and Joset Designs Holiday Cheer Sentiments

Sandy Diller created these adorable critters that could be a fun activity for those kids who are bored with summer vacation or a great kids party favor. To create these critters Sandy used the Bonbon Box, Circle Background, Fitted Circles, Stitched Circles and Scalloped Hearts die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. Sandy also used Joset Designs Boat for the ears of the pig and the Hearts Entwined Embossing Folder.

Kelly Booth has also drawn inspiration from  Els’ Silk Microfine Glitter and Lace Technique video to create two cards that are such a hoot! Kelly has used Soft Finish Cardstock and Cool  Diamond & Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitters  to create her cards. She also used Krista Schneider’s new Give A Hoot Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the If Animals Could Talk Clear Stamp set. Kelly has also used the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts and Dotted Scallop Hearts

Elena Anderson was inspired with Els’ Coloring on Watercolor Paper Video to create her card. To create her card she has used Krista Schneider’s Fashions 2 Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies as well as the Fashionable Phrases Clear Stamp set. Elena has also used the Stitched Circles from Els van de Burgt Studio.  Papers used to create this card include Watercolor Cardstock; White & Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Thinking About Rio de Janeiro 12 x 12 Paper Pack.

Selma Stevenson was inspired by Els’ Sparkly Flower Lace Cards video.  To create her card Selma has used ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 and Thinking of You from Els van de Burgt Studio. She used Diva & Dark Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitter as well as White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sanna Lippert was inspired by Els’ Shimmer Sheetz Patchwork video to create her card today. For her card Sanna has used White Soft Finish Cardstock with Red Iridescent; Pink Iridescent  and Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz as well as the Sea Glass; Spring Leaves; Flower Mosaic & Swirly Leaves Embossing Folders.  She has also used the Postage Stamp Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Lace Poppies and Joset Designs General Sentiments.

Katelyn Grosart was inspired by Els Lacy Poppies with Distress Oxide Background video.  To create her card Katelyn has used Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff and Joset Designs’ General Sentiments Clear Stamps. She also used White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Anita Kejriwal found her inspiration for her card from Els’ Sparkly Plaid Background video. For her card Anita used White Soft Finish Cardstock and used two different widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Ruby & Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitters to create her sparkly background. To decorate her card she used the Stitched Fishtails from Els van de Burgt Studio, A Way with Words – Celebrate and the Occasions Clear Stamps from Karen Burniston.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum was inspired by Els’ Sparkly Flower Lace video. To create her card Tina used Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Light Brass and Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her card she used the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Celebrate from Els van de Burgt Studio.

Suzanne Cannon was inspired by Els’ Coloring on Soft Finish Cardstock video. For her card Suzanne used A Way with Words – Merry Christmas 2; A Way with Words – Baby Love; A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame Stencil and Sprig with Berries from Els van de Burgt Studio. She also used White; Ladybug Red & Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.

For our final card today we have Melanie Smith who was inspired by Els’ Shimmer Sheetz video.  For her card Melanie has used the Berry Branches Embossing Folder and Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, as well as the Labels and Circles die set from Karen Burniston and Peel-Off Stickers.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has reminded you of the wonderful resource we have on our Elizabeth Craft Designs Youtube channel. 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 giveaway, 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, July 21st.

Happy Creating!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Honey Bear Stamp and Die Sets

May 5, 2017
Honey Bear Card by Melanie Smith

Hello friends,

DT Melanie here with today’s inspirational card I made for all of you. This is the very first time using watercolor markers so be gentle with me 🙂 My hubby adores bumble bees since he is a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fan, so when he saw this a big smile came over his face. I hope it brings you a bit of happiness as well.

Everyone needs a little motivation at times and I think this “Reach for the Stars” sentiment was perfect for this stamp set.

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Krista Schneider

Wishing You A Colorful Day

February 6, 2017

Good Morning Everyone. It’s Tina here today for the Coloring Team. By now you’ve seen many examples of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ new Coloring Stamps with Coordinating Dies. These stamps are so darling and there is a collection for every occasion. Today I am showing you a flower I used from the Flower Power Set. Below you will find the steps to create your own version of this card.

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Spring Time Tea Light

February 26, 2016

Hi, it’s Sandy Diller here to share a fun project with you.  With spring fast approaching I decided to use some of those lovely pastel colors of the season.  I love these colors although I don’t seem to use them often.  This night light features soft spring colors as well as the warm glow from a trio of battery-operated tea lights.

Here’s how I did it!

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Spring Hats Accordion Circle Album Birthday Card

April 16, 2014

Hello! Helen here again, this time with an Accordion Circle Album card, featuring the Hat Peel-Off stickers.

Instructions

1. Place the Hat Peel-offs on watercolor paper.
2. Color with Tombow Dual Brush pens. Use a water brush for blending. (TIP: Scribble some of the ink onto a shiny surface, and use the water brush to pick up the ink to paint with.)
3. Once dry, fussy cut around the hats.

4. Die cut a colour-coordinatingcolour circle of Shimmer Sheetz for each of the hats, using the Accordion Circle Card die.
5. Emboss each circle using the Lots of Dots embossing folder. With a file, lightly sand the raised dots to reveal the white and silver core of the Shimmer Sheetz.

6. Die cut 4 accordion pages from white cardstock , and 4 accordion frames from patterned paper.
7. Using one of the decorator dies from the Accordion Circle Card set, die cut 4 scalloped circles from white cardstock.

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8. Adhere all the card elements together, fixing the separate pages together last. Use foam pads to adhere the hats for extra dimension.
9. Die cut bow from Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheets and adhere onto white cardstock. Adhere some velcro to the back of the bow and another little piece at the top of the centre fold of the album.
This way the bow can be removed in order to fold the card.
10. Punch four holes in the corners of each page, and strung through twine. Cover holes with gold brads. Hand cut some bunting flags, stamp ‘happy birthday’ onto them, and adhere to twine.

Here’s a close-up of the first two pages.

And a close-up of the second two pages.

There are so many fun techniques to be had with Elizabeth Craft Design’s products! I hope you feel inspired to try some of them!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Design Products

769 Accordion Circle Card die set

798 Four Bows die

2529 Hats Peel-Off stickers

WP903 Watercolor Paper

E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

Shimmer Sheetz (Colors used; Ruby Gemstone and Yellow, Blue and Purple Iridescent)

409 Pink Velvet Sheet

Others – White cardstock, Pattern paper, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, watercolor brush, file,
foam pads, velcro, twine, scissors