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I Melt for Cocoa

February 7, 2019

Since we are in full swing of winter, that means in my house we are in full swing of cocoa consumption. It seems every other day new snow is falling and tired kiddos need a little post school pick me up of sweet hot chocolate. So today, I thought I would whip up a little zero calorie treat that fits the seasons of warming up in the form of a mug of cocoa and a melting marshmallow.

Step One: Stamp the focal images from the Marshmallow Snowmen stamp set onto some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the images in with alcohol markers. I used my copics.

Step Two: Die cute the images using the coordinating Marshmallow Snowmen die set.

Step Three: Using the Dashing Circles die set, die cut a ring from a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to create the rim of the mug. Die cut a circle that will fit inside the mug rim from a piece of Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to be the cocoa.

Step Four: Using a piece of polka dot printed paper from the Sweet Vintage Rose collection, die cut it with the Dashing Rectangle die set.

Step Five: To create the handle of the mug, die cut an ‘O’ from some Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock. Discard the ‘O’, and use the negative scrap from the inside of the letter. It sounds funny, but works perfectly.

Step Six: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the printed paper and mug/cocoa onto an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Using some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mug handle.

Step Eight: Add a bit of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the bottom of the melting marshmallow. Add some three-dimensional squares to the top of the image. Adhere it to the shimmer sheetz circle. Adhere the stamped banner above the mug.

Step Nine: Stamp in brown ink, the sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments onto some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the sentiment and matte it with some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere it to the bottom left of the A2 card.

Step Ten: Using the same brown ink that you used to stamp the sentiment distress the edges of the A2 card frame.

What you get in the end is a fun mug of cocoa that is sure to brighten any child or chocolate-lover’s day.

Thanks for peeking in, and I hope you are staying warm.

EK Gorman


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15 Valentine’s Day Projects You Can Make Today!

February 2, 2019

Valentine’s Day is coming and we’re here to give you some quick ideas for cards, gifts and decor! So, along with our Design Team, we’ve gathered 15 Valentine’s Day projects you can create today!

Samantha Klaebe created this LOVEly Valentine’s Day Card using hearts from the Love Struck die set and Joset’s new Tree die set!

Valentine’s Day is only 12 days away it’s time to start thinking about creating some Valentine’s Day decor! Katelyn Grosart created this cute Happy Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging, perfect to add to any spot in your home.

Hanging garland is a simple way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, or any holiday!

What’s Valentine’s Day without roses? You can create bouquets of paper flowers, or just one single flower, for your loved one!

Give someone you love some sweet treats in these adorable gift box! Tanja Kabel (above) and Wanda Hentges (below) shows us that the Gable Box can be used for any occasion.

Want to set out a few decorations for Valentine’s Day? The ECD Team made this simple watercolored heart and framed it for an easy decor piece!

… Or recreate this beautiful love bird scene made by EK Gorman!

Create this framed piece for the happy couple, or make it for yourself and hang it in your home!

This adorable (and simple) card, created by Diana Nguyen, is perfect for anyone on Valentine’s Day!

Did you know that our dies can cut felt? This felt-stuffed heart is such a cute idea for any holiday!

Sara Torzullo made this adorable ‘I love you’ card with a peek-a-boo heart!

This card, created by Karen Ostergard, is a perfect way to tell someone you FLAMINGO together –– such a fun Valentine’s Day card!

Suzanne Cannon shows us that even simple Valentine’s Day cards can still be elegant!

And lastly, a card for those who like to doodle. Here’s a cute idea for 3D balloons using the Fitted Hearts die set!


Are you going to recreate any of these projects?
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Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

You’re Cool

January 9, 2019

Hey friends! It’s EK sneaking in to the blog, and today I’m creating a little post holiday blues card. I find the time after the holiday, but before the weather warms up to be the most difficult time of the year to create. Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready to start thinking about spring crafting, but that is still month’s away. So today, I thought I would just embrace my winter blues and create a cute critter card.

Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×12 inches. Scor and fold paper at the 6 inches to create a 6×6 inch card frame. Trim some 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.

Step Two: Stamp the critter images from the Winter Animals stamp set onto the white cardstock using copic friendly ink.

Step Three: Color in the stamped images using alcohol markers. I used copics and focused on shades of brown and blue.

Step Four: Die cut a frame for the card using Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and the Frame It/Stitched Squares. Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock with the Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Square.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the soft sky paper onto the card frame. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the grapevine wreath, squirrel and fox to the card frame. Add the owl with three dimensional tape.

Step Six: Using the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp snowflakes onto the background using white pigment ink. Add a sentiment to the bottom right corner from the Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set in blue ink. I used Archival Cobalt Blue ink.

Thank you for peeking into today, and helping me embrace my winter crafting blues.

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Inspiration from the Design Team – December

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our Design Team are enjoying Christmas Day with family and friends, so today we are sharing some creations the Design Team have shared recently on their personal blogs that you may have missed that we thought you might like to see or are worth a second look.

For more information about any of the cards shown below, click on the link on the Design Team member’s name and you will be taken to the blog post for that particular card.

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Holiday Inking

December 21, 2018

Hey Friends, it is EK here and I thought I’d share just a bit of holiday inking with you today using some A Way With Words holiday dies.  Recently I introduced my eight-year-old crafter to Distress Inks, and realized that I have not been taking advantage of all the cool things you can do with them, especially when it comes to stenciling.  Then I wondered how well the A Way With Words sentiment dies would hold up as stencils and I was off to the races.

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Peace, Love, and Joy

November 29, 2018

Hey Friends!  It’s EK here to share a bit of holiday fun.  I don’t know about you, but I think these days people take the holidays a little too seriously and we all could inject some fun back into our holidays.  I think we as adults forget sometimes what the magic of Christmas should be, and instead craft and create elegant and fancy holiday decor.  Today I am trying to invent with my child’s mind and create a really fun and magic-filled project.

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Inspiration from the Design Team – September

September 21, 2018

Our Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team have again been busy throughout the month creating some fabulous cards using Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps, dies, etc.  As most of these are posted on their personal blogs, there may have been a few cards you may have missed. Today we have a few that we found that we thought you might like to see or are worth a second look.

For more information about any of the cards shown below, click on the link on the Design Team member’s name and you will be taken to the blog post for that particular card.

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Snowflake Glitter Card

September 3, 2018

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. When I think of winter and snowflakes I think white and a shimmer of blue. I knew when I saw Joset Designs’ newly released Snowflakes Die set that I had to make a glittery White/Blue Snowflake Card. Below are the steps to replicate it.

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Inspiration from the Design Team – July

July 29, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Our Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team have again been busy throughout the month creating some fabulous cards using Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps, dies, etc.  As most of these are posted on their personal blogs, there may have been a few cards you may have missed. Today we have a few that we found that we thought you might like to see or are worth a second look.

For more information about any of the cards shown below, click on the link on the Design Team member’s name and you will be taken to the blog post for that particular card.

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Miss You

July 16, 2018

 

Hello Welcome! Samantha here sharing a card I created using two of my favourite Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. One of the things I love about dies is how easy and simple they are to work with. I had originally planned to colour the leaves in, but after colouring one in with Copic Markers I realised that it would take quite a decent amount of time and that I could achieve an equally striking and bright look by using some scrap left over pieces of cardstock that I have in my stash. Continue Reading

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