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Tulips in Ironstone

January 27, 2019

Good morning everyone! It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here from Susan’s Garden Club, showing you a project inspired by Ironstone.

Ironstone was developed in Staffordshire, England in the 19th century as an alternative to porcelain. Actually, there is no iron in ironstone; it’s name is derived from its notable strength and durability. Antique ironstone wares are collectable, particularly if it was made by Mason’s. I decided to recreate that look using my Pottery Pitcher (#1294)!


Step One
Die cut Tulip 2 (#1296) five times in Soft Finish White cardstock. Cut “calyx” 5 times in a medium green cardstock and cut the stamen 5 times in black cardstock. The background was a photo that I printed from my computer of a Delft tile—I thought it was appropriate with the Tulips.

Step Two
Die cut two Pottery Pitchers in Soft Finished cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Adhere them together and use an Opaque White embossing powder to create the finish. Use Metallic Rub-On/Earth Tones Kit #2/Nubian to antique the Pitcher.

Step Three
Use PanPastel/Bright Green Yellow Shade (from Set 2) to shade the outside of the white Tulips.

Step Four
Place the 4-petal piece and the 2-petal piece on the Molding Pad and using the Small Loop Tool, shape the pieces. Then, use the Small Ball Stylus to cup the centers of both pieces. Use Beacon Kids Choice Glue to adhere the two petal pieces together. If you want your Tulip to dry properly, use a plastic candy separator or an egg carton used for Quail eggs and turn them upside down in a container.

Step Five
Place the medium green cardstock calyx on the Molding Pad and cup the pieces. Use a toothpick to place it inside the Tulip. For the black stamen, hold onto the “tail” and use a toothpick to apply some glue to the straight edge. Roll up the pieces and secure

with your thumb and index finger while sliding the tweezers out. Separate the filaments, dip ends into glue and then into Black Pollen. Dip the base of the stamen into the glue and adhere it to the calyx inside the Tulip.

Step Six
I decided to die cut three Ladder Ferns (#1423) for foliage. I used a Comic Marker E89/ Pecan to accentuate the stem. Then I placed the Fern on my Leaf Pad and used the Leaf Tool to draw stem lines.

Step Seven
Assembly.—Shade medium green cardstock Leaves with Distress Ink/Forest Moss on the edges. Place on the Leaf Pad and add a stem line. With the Leaf right-side-up, fold the stem line and shade this line with PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green Tint. Use Tweezers to pinch the stem end and the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the outer edge of the leaf. Adhere the Pottery Pitcher to your background. Add the three Ladder Ferns and finally the White Tulips. I use foam cosmetic sponges to prop the Tulips up until they set. Dip the stem ends of the leaves into glue and place them around the flowers.

Of course, don’t forget to add the Ladybug!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Head over to the Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page for more tutorials and paper gardening fun!


A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Welcome 2019

January 22, 2019

Hi everyone,

Sandy Diller here! I hope your new year is going well. It is always refreshing to think that we have a chance to start over and that’s what it’s all about with my project today. I have started collecting my Planner Essentials and decided to try something a little different using them. I made a 2019 calendar using the Planner Essentials as my starting point and went from there with products from my Elizabeth Craft Designs stash. I hope you enjoy what I’ve done.

Instead of using the planner itself I began by making my covers using a lightweight chipboard and then covering it with some awesome paper from ModaScrap. I adhered the paper using Clear Double sided adhesive. Using one of the planner pages dies as a template – I made the holes at the top to correspond with all the pages inside. The entire thing is held together by 6 rings.

Because chipboard was used for the covers – it stands up by itself and can be flipped from month to month.

I have linked all the products at the end so you can take a closer look.

This project was so much fun to make and I loved giving it away because I know the recipient will be enjoying it all year long.

HAPPY 2019,



Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General

2019 Craft Show Schedule

January 20, 2019

Every year, we attend craft shows all around the world. This year is no different –– our 2019 show schedule is out! We cannot wait to start our craft tour!
*insert loud applause and flashing cameras* 🙂

In all seriousness, we absolutely love traveling around, meeting all of our fellow crafters! This year, we’ll be packing up the new Elizabeth Craft Designs RV and hitting the road! Our first show will be on February 22 & 23, at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Irving, Texas.

Let us know which show you’re planning on attending below!
See you soon!

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Sneak Peek –– Joset’s New Release

January 16, 2019

Hello everyone, It’s Joset here today as your guest designer. I’m very excited to show you 3 dies from my upcoming release at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This time the theme is Safari so think cute animals, safari accessories and lots more! For this card I’ll be using the new Monkey, Jungle Leaves and Safari Accessories dies as well as the new Safari sentiments.

Let’s get started!


  1. Cut a square from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the largest die from the Fitted Squares die set. Add crushes olive and mowed lawn Distress Oxide using the technique shown by Els van de Burgt in this video HERE.

2. Die cut a circle in the middle of the square using the 4th largest die from the Fitted Circles die set. You can save this circle for another project.

3. Cut a dashing square from White Soft Finish using the largest die from the Dashing Squares die set. Adhere behind the square with circle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add sentiment to the right bottom corner of the square using black ink.

4. Die cut jungle leaves and two large leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with twisted citron and mowed lawn Distress Ink using a round Mini Ink Blending Tool.

5. Die cut all the pieces for the monkey, the little banana and the safari hat and color with Distress Ink (Colors used: monkey – vintage photo and tea dye, banana – mustard seed, safari hat – forest moss and vintage photo). Add the mouth and eyes of the monkey’s face using a fine black marker.

6. Assemble monkey and safari hat as shown below using Kids Choice Glue or adhesive.

7. Add leaves, monkey with hat and banana to card front as shown. I used little dots of the Kids Choice Glue to adhere the jungle leaves.

I hope you enjoyed my project, and are as excited for my upcoming release as I am! The release will be available starting January 20 –– GO WILD!


Elizabeth Craft Designs –


Jungle leaves – COMING SOON

Safari Sentiments – COMING SOON

Others –

Die cutting machine

Distress Oxide colors: crusted olive and mowed lawn

Distress Ink colors: twisted citron, mowed lawn, vintage photo, tea dye, forest moss and mustard seed

Round Mini Ink Blending Tool

Fine black marker

Black stamping ink

Clear stamping block or Misti

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Love Valentine’s Day Card

January 15, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love Valentine’s Day Card. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about creating cards for the occasion. The inspiration for my card came from ModaScrap’s True Love Die. With that element figured out, I added more to the card with die from Joset Designs to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Die cut the heart edge from the Valentine’s Edges out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2. Choose a piece of patterned paper –– the ModaScrap Simply Love Patterned Paper Pack is perfect for this project. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle from the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.

Step 3. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place a stencil with “x’s” overtop of the die cut piece. Sprinkle Red, Rosebud and Hot Pink Magenta Nuance overtop of the stencil and spritz with water, remove the stencil. Allow the rectangle to dry.

Step 4. Place the 3″ Dashing Rectangle overtop of the stenciled rectangle piece and run through your die cutting machine. You’ll end up with the piece shown above step 3 and the piece shown below step 3. Ink the edges of both pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. From the True Love Die, you’ll need the small to large hearts. Die cut the hearts out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Hot Pink Magenta Nuance overtop of the Love heart, sprinkle Rosebud Magenta Nuance overtop of the small heart and sprinkle Red Magenta Nuance overtop of the medium heart. Spritz all three hearts with water. Once the hearts are dry, ink the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending tool with foam.

Step 6. Adhere the heart edge to the 3 1/2″ patterned paper rectangle.

Step 7. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stenciled rectangle on an angle overtop of the 3 1/2″ patterned paper rectangle. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the middle of the 3 1/2″ patterned paper rectangle.

Step 8. Foam square the hearts in a row in the middle of the 3″ stenciled rectangle piece.

Step 9. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5″ x 8″, score at 4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love Valentine’s Day Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

– Distress Ink in Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink

– Blending Tool with Foam

– Magenta Nuance in Red, Rosebud and Hot Pink

– Stitched Layering Stencil

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials

Print The Right Size Pictures For Your Planner

January 14, 2019

Have you found it difficult to print the right size of photos for the photo frames from the Planner Essentials 4 set?

Design Team member, Esther Glas, recently shared a fantastic tip on her blog for all of our planner-makers: the “Pic Collage” app –– found on the App Store –– allows you to create the right size pictures to sit within the Planner Essentials 4 Photoframes!

There may be other apps that can do this for you as well, but Esther found this and couldn’t wait to share the tip!

Using the Pic Collage app, here’s how to create the picture size:

  1. Open the Pic Collage App en select the option: ‘Grids”, you can now select 6 images from your photo files/folders. Click the V in the top right corner.

2. The App will now load your pictures. After this Select Size> 2:3 and the Grid with the 6 equal squares so it will look like the image you see here.

3. Now move the small round button completely to the right and you will see the whitespace between the images will be larger. This will be the right size for the Planner Essentials.

4. At this point, you’re still able to make some changes and move the pictures a bit if needed. When this is completed, just save the picture you just created on your camera roll and it’s ready for printing on 4″x 6″ paper with your Selphy printer!

We hope this tip was helpful for you as you start your 2019 planner! See the full Planner Essentials collection here, and don’t forget to share your projects on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page.

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New Year, New Planner Ideas!

January 7, 2019

This is the perfect time to create some new pages in your planner and today, we’ve put together some planner inspiration from our Design Team!

Femke Kokke shared this fun mixed-media layout she made this last week for the new year. Adding inspirational quotes to your planner is a great way to start out the year, and the addition of her fold-over page is perfect for any style of planner!

Suzanne Cannon shows how versatile your planner can be by utilizing dies and stamps from her own collection! These beautiful pages can be used as title pages, separators, or your main layouts!

Katelyn Grosart: With it being the start of January it’s time for me to start planning the month. I’m loving the new Planner Essentials line, as its perfect for me to customize my planner pages. For planner project, I’ve created a weekly planner spread that will keep me on track of what I need to complete and allows me to add in things where needed. 

Now that the holidays are over, Charlene Van Der Vorst shows us how it’s the perfect time to take some of your favorite moments and start making your holiday planner pages!

Karen Ostergard: I is am using my planner to help keep me on track to send out cards. This lay-out is for Valentine’s Day. The tags will be to keep track of the cards I’ve sent and to whom! 

Wanda Hentges: I chose the words “be brave” and then created a chain that is broke at the bottom.  It can be hard to break away from bad habits or other things in our lives that are not good.  It takes courage and perseverance.  We need to be brave everyday and since it’s always today – Be Brave Today!!! 

Our very own, Els van de Burgt has one planner just for her pens! The Color Chart stamp set is perfect for organizing your pens, inks, etc. into a color-reference book!

Do you have any other planner ideas that you’d like to share with us? Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page and show us your projects!

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It’s Technique Friday –– Win A $50 ECD Gift Card!

January 4, 2019

Last week, we shared 3 of our favorite Technique Friday’s from 2018 –– this week is your turn!

Comment on today’s Facebook post with what your favorite Technique Friday project was from 2018, and YOU’LL BE ENTERED TO WIN A $50 ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS GIFT CARD!

See the Technique Friday playlist here for reference. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there!

The winner of the $50 Elizabeth Craft Designs gift card will be chosen January 9th.

Visit the US Technique Friday Project Page
Visit the EU Technique Friday Project Page.

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Happy New Year, crafters!

January 1, 2019

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. This time of year is always really exciting to us, reflecting on the past year and wondering what the new year might bring –– what about you?

We have a lot to look forward to and be excited about this year, starting with our anniversary! Nine years ago today, Els and Joep van de Burgt founded Elizabeth Craft Designs. Since then, we’ve worked hard to support and inspire your creative vision any way we can –– and we don’t plan on changing that.

We feel so lucky to have such a great community of crafters around us. It is you who inspire us and motivate us to keep going! Thank you for all you do and for being a part of our lives.

Here’s to another wonderful year full of crafting, new friendships, good health and fun. Happy New Year, and Happy Crafting!

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