Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – December 2018

December 18, 2018

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team is back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge …  Are you ready?

Our challenge is …………

Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Inspiration. For our challenge this month use any of the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched nested dies when you create your card or project. There are four different die sets in this collection … squares; rectangles; ovals and circles.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 lucky winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question: Which of the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched die sets would you use on a project and how would you use it.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 21st, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team has 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.

Tanja Kabel has a fun Christmas Shaker Card to share with us today. To create her card Tanja has used the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Rectangles die set along with Christmas Kids Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set and ModaScrap Christmas Holidays 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack.

Frances Byrne has created a Diorama or Shadow Box card for our challenge. To create her card Frances has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Circles, Dashing Rectangles, Adventure Edges and Igloo die sets along with Elf Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Cute Winter Sentiments and Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set and ModaScrap It’s Christmas Time and Let It Snow Patterned Paper Pack.

Marilyn Scheller has a fun winter card to share with us today. For her card Marilyn has used Garden Notes – Frame it/Stitched Circles die set along with the Marshmallow Snowmen Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.

Selma Stevenson has created a floral card for us today. To create her card Selma has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals, Garden Notes -Poinsettia die sets along with the Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set with Coordinating dies, Corners Peel Off Stickers and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Karen Ostergard has created a fun birthday card for our challenge. To create her card Karen has used the Garden Notes Frame It/Stitched Ovals, Garden Notes – Feverfew and Dashing Rectangles die sets along with Feathered Friends Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies, General Sentiments Clear Stamp set, White Soft Finish Cardstock, ModaScrap Rainbow Bark 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack and Yellow Pollen.

Sandy Diller has created a beautiful floral card all about ‘celebrating you’. To create her card Sandy has used the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals, Garden Notes – Berry Spray, Garden Notes – Poinsettia die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock and Prills.

Elena Anderson has created a floral Christmas card for us today. To create her card Elena has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Squares, Garden Notes – Primrose, Garden Notes – Berry Branch, Garden Notes – Evergreen Wreath, Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets along with A Way With Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set, White Soft Finish Cardstock, ModaScrap It’s Christmas Time 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack, and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter.

Christine Pooler has created a fun birthday card. For her card Christine has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Squares, Garden Notes – Garden Wheelbarrow, Garden Notes – Grecian Flowers, Garden Notes – Ladder Fern, Words 1 – Celebration, Blackboard Numbers die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock and Pollen.

Samantha Klaebe has created three fun Christmas cards for today’s challenge using the same supplies, but changing the layout of the cards slightly. For her cards Samantha has used the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Rectangles die sets along with the Elves Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.

For Samantha’s second card she used the same images but flipped the card to portrait style rather than landscape.

And one last card from Samantha using the remaining elf image included in the Elves Clear Stamp set.

Sara Torzullo has also created a Christmas card for our challenge today. For her card Sara has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Circles die set along with White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Christmas Holidays Patterned Paper Pack.

Katelyn Grosart is next with a floral birthday card. To create her card Katelyn has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals, Garden Notes – Dahlia 2, Stitched Rectangles and Words 1 – Celebration die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Wanda Hentges shares a Valentines card with us today. To create her card Wanda has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Squares, A Way With Words – Hearts & Pawprints, A Way With Words – Love, A Way With Words – Calligraphic Elements 3, Garden Notes – Rose 2 and Garden Notes – Ladder Fern die sets along with A Way With Words – Love & Hearts Collection Clear Stamp set and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created a floral card for us today. To create her card Tina has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals, Garden Notes – Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) and Dashing Rectangles die sets along with Love Sentiments Clear Stamp set and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

EK Gorman has a “Thinking of You” card to share for the challenge today. To create her card EK has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Circles and Words 2 – Thinking of You die sets along with Snowflakes Clear Stamp set and Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Silver Gray, Pewter and Dusky Sky.

Luciana Telesca has created three tags for our challenge. To create her tags Luciana has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Squares, Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Circles, Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals, Garden Notes – Poppy 2, Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges  die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Kelly Booth has created a floral Christmas card for our challenge. To create her card Kelly has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Circles, Garden Notes – Poinsettia, Garden Notes – Berry Branch, Garden Notes – Ladder Fern and Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock, Prills and PanPastels.

If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post or Facebook Giveaway Post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners  will be announced here on our blog on Friday, December 21st.

Happy Creating!

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63 Comments

  • Reply Maria Pane December 20, 2018 at 2:03 am

    I love everything about these cards! The choice of stamps and dies to use is tremendous! Bring on the crafting

  • Reply Erin McKenzie-Christensen December 19, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    My favorite cards are the shadow box card which used the circles Tanjas shaker card (love making shaker cards) which used the rectangles and selmas floral card which used the ovals I love how the second two cards get bigger and bigger by using the frames bigger and bigger. I love making shadow box cards pop ups and interactive cards. I also like using these type of nesting dies for the front of cards as a matt usually rectangle or square or a circle or oval on top of the matt as well as using them to make a shaped card also Like a circular card. So they have an amazing amount of uses!

  • Reply Delores Harris December 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    All of the exaples made are beautiful! I too love all the frames…

  • Reply Christina Stark December 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    What an amazing set of dies, your teams cards are spectacular.. So much inspiration on creating beautiful cards, thank you. Using your products allow us to make our own beautiful projects…

  • Reply Christina Stark December 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Each and every die set is amazing! What each of the designers have done is so inspirational and greatly appreciate all the work that is put into each of them. When I look at the cards that your team has done I am more than confident that I can create beautiful cards and projects just like them.

  • Reply Jan Weston December 19, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I love the multiple layered card with the elves. It gives the card life and dimension.

  • Reply Jane Shackcloth December 19, 2018 at 5:02 am

    What fabulously, innovative an inspirational projects from the design team. Especially love the novel take on Xmas shaker card.

  • Reply SALLY BERNHARD December 19, 2018 at 2:08 am

    I love all the stitched frames. I think I would use the Rectangles the most.

  • Reply Chiara Trezzi December 19, 2018 at 1:53 am

    I wouldnt use the rectangle frame it/stitched die set. Love these stitched sets

  • Reply Vivian C. December 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    The design team has done a magnificent job, such innovative ideas for using the Frame It/Stitched dies. I am enamored with Frances’ shadowbox card, so I would choose the Frame It/Stitched circles.

  • Reply Amy Cooley December 18, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I find that the rectangle frames are the most versatile for the types of projects I create. A shaker card would be fun.

  • Reply Michele Baird December 18, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I am partial to circles and ovals. Not really sure why but if laid out , I will reach for the ovals first!

  • Reply Deanna Durham December 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I would love the circles. I like to make little “picture “ frames as a way to peek at what’s behind the scene.

  • Reply Christine Kosmak December 18, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    A lot of gorgeous inspired ideas coming my way unfortunately, after seeing these gorgeously done inspirational samples! As to which Frame It/Stitched set I would choose, do I reallllllly need to pick just one! If so it would have to be the Ovals! I was looking at Sandy Dillers card “Celebrate You” and I had a vision of shaker cards come to my mind.

  • Reply Naomi Milanowski December 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    I’m SO in love with the Merry and. Bright.card!!! I love all the others too but that had me at hello!! I would love to win anything that would help me to purchase the items needed for the card!! Hint, hint,,..

  • Reply Martha Aschenbrenner December 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    The oval frames are my favorite. Flowers look lovely popping out of the frame.

  • Reply Lisa Lesshafft December 18, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Love the way Samantha has used the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Rectangles. Love the way she split the card into 3 sections. I could see this being done with a variety of cards. Any and all holidays or special events. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!!

  • Reply Arlene December 18, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I love the rectangles and find them to be perfect frames for my work.

  • Reply Mitzi December 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Oh, I love these sets and what the designers have done with them. I would use the Frame-It Stitched Rectangles to make cards that framed some of my images printed on transparency sheets. It would make those cards so much easier to create.

  • Reply Andre M. December 18, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    So many fab samples shared by the designers. The ovals are such a versatile shape and would be used for shakers and as a frame for florals and images.

  • Reply Jackie Waxler December 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Some of my favorite dies are the stitches circles, squares, rectangle dies. It just adds something special. The layed flower card is so versatile for all occasions.

  • Reply Elaine Fellows December 18, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I love all your samples and videos. Great ideas for a rubber stamper who has been doing the s for over 30 years. Always looking for new creations💕

  • Reply Brenda stainton December 18, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I love your samples. They are fabulous. I would use the ovals or circles as they are very versatile and would use them on a card like the Rejoice card illustrated. Thank-you so much for the giveaway. Merry Christmas and Have a Happy New Year.

  • Reply Anneke Schep December 18, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Lovely cards, quite the inspiration. I loved the idea of several layers of frames on top op each other…
    And even though it is hard to pick only one of the 4 frames I pick the square frames. But I would love to have them all!!!

  • Reply Shannah December 18, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Hi! I would used the garden notes berries to frame the garden notes rectangular does! It would look gorgeous with a focal point in the center !

  • Reply Sally Taylor December 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Hard to choose between Selma’s and Sandy’s cards. I love the telescoping ovals and poinsettias!

  • Reply Nancy Yoder December 18, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Love Selma’s card with the ovals! So many uses which all end in a beautiful card!

  • Reply Maryanne Willequer December 18, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I especially loved Selina Stevenson’s card using the Framed/Stitched ovals along with the poinsettia! Beautiful! I think that I would use the Framed/Stitched ovals die on a winter anniversary card, along with some of the branches dies that Elizabeth Craft sells. What a unique card this would make!

  • Reply Beverly December 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

    The ovals of course…no the circles..no …maybe the squares. Oh do we have to choose. I could us them all .

  • Reply Cindy Wilson December 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I would use the stitched circles as somehow its like looking into a little window of the world when you use a circle frame. It encloses and centers your main die so beautifully and is timeless.

  • Reply Sandra Smith December 18, 2018 at 10:44 am

    A lovely variety of styles and cards. Well done!

  • Reply Lisa Enos December 18, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I like the stitched ovals and circles. I already have the rectangle dies and I use them all the time. thanks

  • Reply Margaret Watson December 18, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Bother the computer, that should read Frame it/Stitched dies. 😁

  • Reply Margaret Watson December 18, 2018 at 10:24 am

    What a wonderful selection of ideas using those farmed/ stitched dies. Beautiful cards and now more dies on the wish list. Merry Christmas and thanks.

  • Reply Denise Bryant December 18, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I’d use the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Rectangles along with the Garden Notes – Evergreen Wreath to make a beautiful holiday card! A ribbon bow and a few sparkles to embellish it would complete the card.

  • Reply Verna Bolte December 18, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Great ideas! my current projects are “shaker cards”, I just love the way you can change them up. I would use the oval frame/stitch die set.
    I have found so many different items to put in the space to match my card design. I would use my gift to purchase the oval stitch it dies.

    Thank you for the samples on this blog.

  • Reply Rhea December 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Lots of great card ideas again. I love when you do these challenges as we can see so many different ideas and styles. My favourite dies would be the ovals then followed by circles.

  • Reply SandiLou December 18, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I would use the oval stitched dies to make a series of mats for a grouping of small frames I have been wanting to use.

  • Reply Brian Poteraj December 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I would like to use the Oval Frame It/Stitched Ovals to make an anniversary card. I would make some paper flowers to place around the edges, and have a photo in the middle oval.

  • Reply Roxanne L. December 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I would want to use the Oval Frame it/stitched set and would like to make a shadow box type card, with several layers inside each having different levels of the garden- like the daffodil and narcissus and as it graduates to the back put a garden bench at the end…. I can picture it in my head with lots of flowers throughout the layers…always leaving a peek of the bench at the end…. it would probably be a challenge as I would also like it to fold and mail to a treasured sister/friend. 🙂 I love all the EC craft dies, and watching Els tutorials on Friday! 🙂 thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson December 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I would use the Oval Frame because I’m always drawn to ovals. I would make a Valentine’s card for my grandson with your monkey stamp, and bear stamp. I love those! I would add some greenery, and some hearts. He’s my little monkey.

  • Reply Lauri Bacalzo December 18, 2018 at 9:22 am

    I just adore the square frame it/stitch it set.
    There are so many possibilities of things you can make with it.
    But the first thing I would make is a tunnel book.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Sherry Jackson December 18, 2018 at 9:16 am

    All are so pretty. I’m drawn to any die that leaves a stitch imprint behind

  • Reply Audrey Pomerantz December 18, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I love the square the best because I make a lot of cards and most of them are the square type. I just love the fact that it looks like it is stitched, an is so easy to have the effect without having to stitch it.

  • Reply Marjorie Estey December 18, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I love the poinsettia and the small poinsettia dies. I would use them on cards but also on gift wrapping.

  • Reply Karen Erickson December 18, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I would use the ovals and the rectangles with your cute elf stamps and your other cute stamps to make cards
    for my preschoolers in my class! i would also stamp them out in advance so the children can also make
    cards for their parents/friends!

  • Reply Tracy Steinbach December 18, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Boy it’s hard to pick just one of the framed it/ stitched dies because I really love all of themy that little stitch adds so much! If I had to pick I guess it would be the ovals and I would use it to frame my first grandbabites picture when he finally gets here! Thanks for sharing all the great projects! 😊

  • Reply Jean Chaney December 18, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I love ovals, so I would choose the Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals. I especially like the look of them layered, like Selma did, to frame something pretty, like flowers, or a sentiment.

  • Reply Connie December 18, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Love to look at all the things the design team came up with!

  • Reply Janet Bune December 18, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I love the be oval set, but the rectangles come in a close second! The oval shape just seems to give cards a little more personality, to me.
    I love all the wonderful ideas you have

  • Reply Lagene December 18, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Gorgeous creations! I would use the Stitched Ovals like Selma did to layer frames for a beautiful sentiment, her card is amazing!

  • Reply Carla Hundley December 18, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Such fabulous creations!
    I love the shadow box and
    I would use the stitched
    circles and rectangles
    on a pop up box card.
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Susan December 18, 2018 at 8:50 am

    The ovals are just so elegant! I would like to try to use them with the hearts and pawprints.

  • Reply Gilda December 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Love the Ovals and would copy Selma’s idea of using several sizes on a card. Thanks for all of the beautiful ideas today.

  • Reply RaVonna Johnson December 18, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I love all the frames but I would use the Frame It/Stitched Ovals to make/cut beautiful backgrounds for my Susan’s Garden flowers.

  • Reply Cheryl December 18, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I would use the card with the 3 eleves on a scrapbook page with photos of my grandchildren

  • Reply Sue D December 18, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Very pretty examples. I would use the Oval set.

  • Reply leslie cernocky December 18, 2018 at 6:21 am

    The oval set as well. It is so versatile and could be used to frame many cards. The Rejoice card is simply beautiful.

  • Reply Patricia Sakrismo December 18, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Love the ovals. The rejoice card is so pretty! I think they would be cool with a shaker card too.

  • Reply Becca Yahrling December 18, 2018 at 6:06 am

    One beautiful card after another (& tags!). I love the shakers as they are my favorite
    type of card. I love all the dimension that Tanja got on hers and would love to try one
    like that. So I guess I would use the rectangles first. But all the shapes would get used
    in my craft room. 🙂

  • Reply Michele Baird December 18, 2018 at 5:54 am

    I am in love with ECD goodies. These are all wonderful.

  • Reply Diane Prince December 18, 2018 at 5:49 am

    I love all of those frames ! I do have a sweet spot for the square one since I make a lot of 6 X 6 inches cards and they are simply perfect !!! 🙂

  • Reply Kathy M December 18, 2018 at 5:34 am

    I would use the Oval Frame It/Stitched die set as I frame a family Christmas photo. I like the way the Oval adds interest to a photo.

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