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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I am a proud mom of two boys and therefor have created many masculine layouts.
There are so many awesome die from Elizabeth Craft including the new planner essentials dies and stamps that are perfect when creating those manly layouts!
To create this layout:
Step 1: after choosing your main sheet ink the outside edge then cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso and allow to dry or use your heat gun to dry. *covering both sides helps to cut down on warping that you may get when you use mixed media products.
Step 2: taking your planner essentials patterns 2 stamp, stamp the flowery looking stamp with brown ink at 1 inch from the left edge of the paper. then towards the top at about 5 inches from the left, then slightly higher at 6 inches, then closer to the bottom at 9 inches and again at 10 inches lower than the one at 9 inches. Allow to dry or set with your heat gun.
Step 3: taking a coordinating color of mist, use a paint brush to highlight these stamped images.
Step 4: mix another coordinating color of powder colorant (i.e. magicals) with embossing paste and using a palette knife apply beside and an top of stamped images and set with heat gun.
Step 5: die cut each of the following using coordinating papers:
- 2 of the circle edges from valentines edges,
- 1 pocket watch from the Take time for you,
- 3 of the edge die from the planner essentials 11, (after you die cut them tear the each end off a little bit do there is not a straight end),
- the title from the planner essentials 8,
- a banner from the celebration flags die,
- a small butterfly,
- a 2 1/2 inch stitched fishtail,
- a large ticket from the planner essentials 11,
- a 2 1/2 inch and 2 4 1/2 inch stitched rectangles
Ink the edges of all the die cuts.
Step 6: assemble as shown.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
There may not be any snow on the ground, holiday music on in the background, or hot chocolate poured; but it’s Christmas in July at Elizabeth Craft Designs!
With the help of our Design Team, we’ve pulled together 15 holiday projects to make this year! They’ve each even included their holiday song –– let us know what your favorite holiday song is in the comments below!
Favorite holiday song: Silent Night
Favorite holiday song: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Favorite holiday song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Favorite holiday song: Home for the Holidays
Favorite holiday song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Favorite holiday song: A White Christmas (…even though I have never had one. Still hope however!)
Favorite holiday song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Favorite holiday song: White Christmas
Favorite holiday song: Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel)… but only if I can sing all the parts!! I especially like it when everyone stands!!!!!
Favorite holiday song: Silent Night… especially when our oldest plays it on the guitar for me!
Favorite holiday song: Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Even though the holiday season is still a ways off, we hope this gave you some inspiration to start your holiday projects!
Everything about this card reminds me of Christmas growing up. My Oma would have these beautifully painted wooden Christmas trinkets she brought over from Germany –– and every Christmas they would make their way back into her home bringing Christmas cheer and excitement into the house.
Step 1: Using a variety of cardstock and specialty paper die cut all the pieces in the Holiday Birdhouse die.
Step 2: Stamp the sentiment on a kraft card front measuring 10.5cm x 15.5cm.
Step 3: Using red and yellow cardstock cut out 4 thin strips and adhere these to the top and bottom of your cardfront.
Step 4: (Optional) Add machine stitched detail to your card front.
Step 5: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to kraft card stock and die cut the birds from the Holiday Birdhouse die set.
Step 5: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 6: Assemble all the die cut Birdhouse pieces to the center of your card front. Embellish card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 cardbase.
Hope you enjoyed this bit of Christmas in July inspiration.
Black Dye Ink
Happy Technique Friday!
This week, Els is showing us how to make this beautiful sparkling winter village easel card using products from our newest 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!
It’s Karen here today. I have been afraid of raccoons since I was a little girl. My family and I were camping at Big Sur, and when I went to take the garbage out at night, they jumped out at me! Ok, they were just there….but for a little girl, it was pretty scary. The brand new Raccoon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, however, isn’t scary at all.
Have you seen our new release yet? We released a brand new collection from Joset van de Burgt and IT. IS. ADORABLE!
Over the last week, our Design Team has been sharing a lot of projects they’ve made with the new collection. You may have missed some of them, so we thought we’d share them here, along with some others we’ve been keeping to ourselves 😊
1. Tina Guigui Dornbaum
2. Tanja Kabel
3. Anita Izendoorn
4. EK Gorman
5. Joset van de Burgt
6. Sandy Diller
And, some we’ve been hiding…
With a release like this, how can you possibly choose your favorite?
Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Group to see project ideas, and share your own!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Welcome back to another release from Joset Designs! That means additional character dies –– there are 5!!! A Reindeer, Fox, Raccoon, Owl and Winter Bird along with Forest Accessories that you will absolutely adore. There is also some fun dies for the Holiday season which I will show in upcoming posts.
For today’s card, I used the Winter Bird, Fox and Forest Accessories to create a Forest Scene. Below are the steps to create your own Forest Scene Card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2 size)
Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (clouds die) with scrap cardstock to use as a stencil. Using any ink of your choice create the clouds directly on the card front by placing your stencil and ink at the edges. I used Distress Oxides Salty Ocean.
Step 3 – Apply ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Inks Vintage photo and Walnut. Diecut Winter Bird with appropriate colors and assemble the pieces using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere the branch to the card using Kid’s Choice Glue and the bird using foam tape. (I made the bird into a robin to show you that it can be used for any kind of bird).
Step 4 – Apply Ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Barn Door and Citrus Green. Diecut Forest Accessories to appropriate colors and assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 5 – Apply Ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Peeled Paint. Diecut Tree (the grass die) and adhere to card using foam tape.
Step 6 – Apply ink to White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Distress Inks Wild Honey for the main body. Diecut Fox with appropriate colors and assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using foam tape. (I omitted one leg to give the appearance it was lying on the tree stump).
Step 7 – Stamp Sarafi Saying using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the bottom of the card. I used the Wild from one of the sentiments by masking the rest of the sentiment with Washi Tape. Ink the sentiment, remove the washi tape then stamp the image.
This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment, colors and characters. Below are the links for all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Happy Technique Friday, crafters!
Today, Els is walking us through Joset’s brand new release! It’s time to start working on your holiday crafts! 🎄
This collection has so many cute elements, holiday fun, basic shapes and even more characters! Shop the new release today!
Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!