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Technique Friday | Snowflake Masking Card

August 30, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Els is back with another YouTube tutorial! This week she’s showing us how to create this beautiful card with our silk microfine glitter, using a simple masking technique.

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Crafting!

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A Butterfly Birthday

August 24, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today to share a birthday card I created using the Butterflies and Stars spray from the Suzanne Cannon’s A Way with Words Collection. I just love how this simple die can create such bold magical beauty.

Here’s how I made it:

Step One: Blend a trio of Distress Oxides onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. I used Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick.

Step Two: Die cut out the butterflies from the blended cardstock using the Butterflies and Stars Spray die. Save the die cut butterflies for later.

Step Three: Die cut the blended background again using the Dashing Rectangles die set.

Step Four: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using 10mm Clear Double Side Adhesive adhere the bonnie blue card stock to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Adhere the blended cardstock to the bonnie blue cardstock using a combination of 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Using Suzanne’s Happy Birthday Collection stamp set add a Birthday sentiment. I also used a stamp from the Wedding Sentiments stamp set to add a a little visual interest.

Step Seven: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere back on the die cut butterflies to the finished card.

While this is a fairly simple card to craft, I think it has a huge visual impact with its trio of colors and spray of butterflies. Thank you for peeking in today to this butterfly birthday card. Let me know what trio of colors you would have used with your spray of butterfly stamp set in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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Oma & Me

August 19, 2019

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.

Step 1 – Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 – Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 – 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.

Step 4 – Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress

Step 5 – Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges

Step 6 – Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges

Step 7 – Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges

Step 8 – Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges

Step 9 – Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers – I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.

Step 10 – Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Laura

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Happy Day!

August 17, 2019

I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends post pictures of their first kid getting their driving permit or actually driving off to school. I’m sure they are as thrilled as this puppy, ears flying back as he takes to the road with his fishing rod. I’m still safe for another year…

Big moments deserve big cards.

To make this card:

I found that with the jeep die and the word dies, a 5″x7″ card base works a lot easier than my usual A2 base. I used a dark gray stock as my base – the same as my bit of road showing on the bottom. In fact, that bit is from trimming down my 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of card stock after folding in half to make my card base. Use your scraps as soon as possible! Lol!

How happy is this puppy?!

Die cut all the pieces you need: My jeep uses black, white, and blue cardstock. The “happy” is the same blue as the jeep and the “Day” is also cut from the scrap in step 1. I used a Molotov Chrome maker for my grill and headlights but you can use silver card stock if you don’t have that. The fishing rod is out of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The dog is cut out of Soft Finish card stock and sponged with Distress Oxide Tea Dye ink. I put the jeep together first and added some shine by drawing in with a white gel pen.

Little details like the shine on a card or even the road can really anchor your pieces together.

Create your background by lightly sponging clouds and adding some greenery with the bushes from Adventure Edges. Adhere the strip for the road. My background piece was 4.5″ x 6.5″. I matted it with a 1/16″ border with a light grey cardstock.

Adhere all the pieces as you see on the card. I found it easier to stick the puppy behind the steering wheel of the jeep, then the fishing rod, and then the entire thing onto the card.

As you can see, I chose “happy Day” as my sentiment but in hindsight, or maybe foresight, I should do a “Good Luck” card for the teenager testing or the mom letting go. Heehee!

Other Products used:

White, light gray, dark gray, black, blue, and mottled green cardstock

White gel pen

Molotov chrome pen

Distress Oxide Inks

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Technique Friday | Sparkling Snowflake Card

August 16, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

Today, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful Sparkling Snowflake Card using some dies from Joset’s latest release.

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Crafting!

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15 Projects Full Of Summer Fun!

August 12, 2019

Beach days, sun rays and pool part–ays!

Summers are packed full of fun times, and so many opportunities for fun crafts! We hope your enjoying some fun in the sun, and some summer crafting too! 🙂

With the help of the Elizabeth Craft Design Team, we’ve put together 15 projects that are full of summer fun!

Tanja Kabel

Laura Gilhuly

Samantha Klaebe

Martine Rijnbeek

Yogi Grunwald

Els van de Burgt

Katelyn Grosart

Charlene van der Vorst

Suzanne Cannon

EK Gorman

Joset van de Burgt

Karen Ostergard

Diana Hua

From all of us at Elizabeth Craft Designs… Happy Summer! See all products used in these projects below!

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Summer Joy Photo Card

August 10, 2019

Happy summer!  It’s Suzanne here today with a great way to capture a special summer moment or holiday! The hard part will be choosing just the right photo. Look at these two enjoying a fabulous moment in the sun…. sandy toes and mermaid hair!  Capture this now before they grow up!

Here is how you can create this sweet card!

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A Walk In The Garden: The English Rose

August 5, 2019

Good morning everyone!

Here is the beginning of August already –– is it warm enough for you? Thank goodness there are Gulf breezes here in Florida!

Today I am featuring the English Rose. My aunt had an entire garden of Peace Roses I would see just about every day when I’d walk to her home to visit her as a child… and, play Canasta. So, I tried to “go back“ and create her roses. I made a small bud to go along with the main Rose. 

Baby’s breath, Berry branch with leaves, and ribbon with some gold threads were used to fill in my project. 

It is a 6” X 6” inch card with decorative paper as a layer for the background. Suzanne Cannon’s “ Bliss“ was used to describe these lovely flowers. I tried to keep it simple – to showcase the rose! Of course, there is a ladybug!

If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order. 

Enjoy, and keep gardening!

See you next month,

Kathy Sabarese, ECD Design Team

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Love Summer –– Photo Folder

August 3, 2019

Happy August! It’s Suzanne here today sharing a bright and vibrant project with you. It’s summer and a time to celebrate some great moments! Why not send a photo to someone you spent time with this summer as a sweet (or cheeky…Cheeky works) memory? Here is a folder (a big card, really!) just waiting for the perfect photo!

Let’s make it!

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16 Of Our Favorite Projects This Year

August 1, 2019

It’s already August, crafters! We can’t believe it! (… there are only 146 days until Christmas… 😱)

Our Design Team has been working hard all year, creating projects just for you! You can find many of them right here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, but they also post tons of inspiration on their own blogs and social media.

You may have missed some of those, so we’re sharing 16 of our favorite projects of 2019 so far!

This Is My Life: Planner Layout

Created by Esther Glas

We love seeing Esther’s –– the designer of the Planner Essentials line –– planner pages because she always incorporates beautiful photographs with them! This is a simple layout used to document a special day. See more of her work on her Facebook page here.

A Place Under The Sun

Created by Anita Izendoorn

Anita just recently posted this project and it blew us away! Using the Holiday House Box Die Set, she created this to look like an Amsterdam Canal House! See her supply list here on her blog.

Just Dropping You A Lion

Created by Tina Guigui Dornbaum

This is such an adorable card that features the Lion die set from our Safari Release back in January. Tina’s coloring is fabulous! See how she created this card here on her blog.

Welcome Spring

Created by Suzanne Cannon

Suzanne is the fabulous designer behind the A Way With Words collection on ECraftDesigns.com, which are the designs you’re seeing in this project. We love her coloring and the simplicity, yet stunningly romantic feel these dies add to this card! See how she created this on her blog.

Watercolored Tags

Created by Charlene van der Vorst

Charlene is not only and ECD Design Team Member, but she’s also a Designer! She designs stamps in the Planner Essentials line and we love seeing her create with them! See more of her work on her Facebook page.

Creating A Tiny Bouquet

Created by Luciana Telesca

Luciana is an amazing paper gardener! She’s always coming up with new ways to showcase her stunning flowers. See how she created this tiny bouquet here.

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

Created by Tanja Kabel

Tanja is always so clever in her cardmaking, and this one is no exception! This new Reindeer Die Set is adorable, but it’s the details that make this card stand out! See how she made it here on her blog.

 Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Created by Femke Kokke

We could watch Femke create a Planner Layout all day! Her techniques are simple, but make a major impact in her projects. See the video tutorial for this project on YouTube here.

Bringing Peace With Flowers

Created by Joyce Schmidt

Joyce is another one of our very talented paper gardeners. She recently created this card for her neighbor –– we’re sure this helped bring some peace to them. See more of her work here on her Facebook page.

A Camping Hippo

Created by EK Gorman

EK Gorman had fun with this one! She used both distress oxide inks and alcohol markers on this little Hippo and accessories –– beautiful work! Watch her video tutorial here.

Summer Fun

Created by Laura Gilhuly

Laura always wows us with her layouts! Like this one: she incorporates many products from our different designers, and creates beautiful layers for a 3D effect! See Laura’s tutorial for this layout here on her blog.

Happy Mother’s Day Card

Created by Katelyn Grosart

This card is absolutely fabulous! We are in love with the colors and beautiful patterns Katelyn chose for this project. Any mother would be thrilled to receive this! See her tutorial here on her blog.

Planner Essentials Denim Pocket

Created by Martine Rijnbeek

Martine is always so inventive, and this project is no different! This was a unique way to make a pocket out of denim. Watch her tutorial on YouTube here.

You Are Awesome

Created by Samantha Kaminski

This project is awesome! Samantha added a fun surprise with this card, creating a little door with the Dog House die set! See the supply list and more pictures of this adorable this birthday card here.

Glittered Snowflake

Created by Karen Ostergard

Karen recently created this for a challenge and we are loving the different textures! Adding the glitter on the snowflake gives it an elegant pop! See her supply list and challenge outlines here on her blog.

A Floral House-Warming Gift

Created by Kathy Sabarese

Kathy creates stunning paper floral projects, including this one! She is amazing shaping perfect flowers and bringing them all together in a project –– they’re all so beautiful together! See how she made this here.


It was so hard picking out our favorite projects, as our Designers and Design Team Members are all fabulous crafters and are always blowing us away with their talent! Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook to see more from the Design Team!

We hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we do –– which one is your favorite?

Happy Crafting!

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