Die Cut Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – July 2018

July 17, 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 …………

Summer Fun with Words & Numbers –  It’s summer time so let’s make summer themed cards this month. Also include either the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers on your project in some way … card; scrapbook layout or other home décor item.


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: What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you use with the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets. 

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 20th, 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 birthday card to share with us today. To create her card Tanja has used Blackboard Numbers and Stitched Rectangles die sets along with the Gift Wrapped Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock; Water Color Paper and Ice Teal Silk Microfine Glitter from the Earth Glitter Palette were also used on this card.

Sara Torzullo is up next with her card for our challenge. To create her card Sara has used the Blackboard Alphabet die set to create an inlay technique along with Water Color Paper.


Kelly Booth has created a fun beach scene complete with a flamingo. To create her card Kelly has used Flamingos; Palm Trees; Adventure Edges; Stitched Rectangles; Blackboard Alphabet and Susan’s Garden Stitched/Frame Its Ovals die sets along with Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Perfect Pink.

Sandy Diller has created a fun masculine card for our challenge today. To create her card Sandy has used Backyard Barbeque, Blackboard Alphabet, Word Set 1 – Celebrate and Stitched Fishtail Banners die sets along with ModaScrap Manly Man Patterned Paper Pack; Through the Lens Wood Paper Pack and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Marilyn Scheller has created a birthday card for today’s challenge. To create her card Marilyn has used Blackboard Alphabet die set.

Christine Pooler has created a 60th birthday card for our challenge today. To create her card Christine has used Summer Drinks; 4th of July; Blackboard Numbers; Blackboard Alphabet; Words 4 – Remember and Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Squares die sets along with Summer Fun Sentiments Clear Stamp set and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Selma Stevenson has created a floral friendship card for our challenge. To create her card Selma has used Garden Notes – Gerbera Daisy; Garden Notes – Baby’s Breath and Blackboard Alphabet die sets along with If Animals Could Talk Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock was also used for this card.

Elena Anderson has created a tropical card for our challenge today. To create her card Elena has used Blackboard Alphabet; Tropical Florals; Small Flower Set and Stitched Ovals die sets along with Soft Finish Cardstock in White; Perfect Pink; Rosebud and True Green; Through the Lens Wood Paper; ModaScrap Thinking About Rio de Janeiro Pattern Paper Pack and Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.

Karen Ostergard is next with her party lantern card. To create her card Karen has used Blackboard Alphabet; Party Lanterns; Dashing Rectangles and Adventure Edges die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Fly & Scrap 6 x 6 Pattern Paper pack and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

Frances Byrne has a floral birthday card to share with us today. To create her card Frances has used the Garden Notes – Rhododendron; Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Ovals; Dashing Rectangles; Blackboard Alphabet die sets along with the Banner Sentiments Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Butterfly Dreams Patterned Paper Pack were also used on this card.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created a fun shaker card for the challenge. To create her card Tina has used Blackboard Alphabet; Summer Drink and Stitched Rectangles die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Samantha Klaebe has a “sweet” watermelon themed card to share with us today. To create her card Samantha used Blackboard Alphabet; Backyard Barbeque (watermelon) die sets along with Silk Microfine Glitter in Green and Fuchsia.

EK Gorman has created a blackboard for her card today, which would be great to give to kids or to a teacher. To create her card EK has used the Blackboard Alphabet; Blackboard Numbers; Summer Drink; Frame It/Stitched Squares; Trio of Leaves die sets along with Soft Finish Cardstock in White; Rich Black & Ladybug Red and ModaScrap Wood Effects Pattern Paper Pack. EK has a video on her blog post to explain how she converted the dies from the Summer Drinks die set to make the apple and blocks.

Katelyn Grosart has created a fun summer themed banner for the challenge. To create her banner Katelyn has used Stitched  Fishtails; Palm Trees; Blackboard Alphabet; Garden Notes – Frame It /Stitched Circles; Tropical Florals and Party Lanterns die sets. White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Under the Sea Patterned Paper Pack were also used for this project.

Laura Gilhuly has created a summer themed scrapbook layout for our challenge today.  To create her page Laura has used Tropical Florals; Palm Tree and Blackboard Alphabet die sets.

Luciana Telesca has created a shadow box with two layers of frame. To create her card Luciana has used Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Circles; Garden Notes – Frame It/Stitched Squares; Garden Notes – Flowering Trees of Spring and Blackboard Alphabet die sets.

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, July 20th.

Happy Creating!


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  • Reply Stacey Kapu July 19, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I love the Backyard BBQ die set with the Blackboard Alphabet set best! so perfect for summer and all your 4th of July themed pictures!

  • Reply Sue Allen July 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Wow! These samples are fantastic! Way to create team!!! I think I would try the Garden Notes dies on my card.

  • Reply SuzzieQ July 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Selma’s gorgeous Gerbera Daisies are my inspiration for a card for a friend. For my card, I would use the Garden Notes- Frame It/Stitched Ovals dies, Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy die, Trio of Leaves and the Blackboard Alphabet for my greeting of “Thinking of You”.

  • Reply Mary Holshouser July 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I would use the Fashions stamps and dies.
    There are several sets for the Fashions and
    they would be great for birthdays or
    showers. The number or the alphabet
    would be used to show the number of
    years, etc. thanks for the chance
    to win a gift card so I could purchase
    some of the above.

  • Reply Audrey Pomerantz July 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Love how the Blackboard ABC’s were used on the scrapbooking page and also how well the numbers worked on the cards. I do both card and scrapbooking and love the new dies

  • Reply carol a smith July 18, 2018 at 10:48 am

    WoW ! the Blackboard Alphabets is the Bomb! especially with the Flamingos ! I live in Florida so I can relate with them, and the hibiscus .

  • Reply Jacque July 18, 2018 at 9:36 am

    All the cards show great innovation! I would use the blackboard alphabet and numbers with the vintage hot air balloon die set and modal fly and scrap paper.

  • Reply June Fletcher July 18, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Fabulous designs as always, such great inspiration

  • Reply Patty Cook July 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

    What amazing and talented artists you have. I love all the cards, and especially the Flamingos and the Dude birthday cards!!!

  • Reply Lisa Byers July 18, 2018 at 4:57 am

    I love all of the cards. Such fun cards for the summer!!

  • Reply Kim Brandow July 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I think I’d try Garden Notes first. There are so many possibilities.

  • Reply Kim Brandow July 17, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I love these dies. They’re unique and you can do so many things with them. I think I’d try Garden notes first.

  • Reply Denise Raley July 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I wood use the fancy tail swollw and happy birthday die. I wood ues glitter on the tail of the swallow.

  • Reply Brenda Turner July 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I would use Moda scrap paper, a stitched border die, some Garden note flowers and the alphabet dies.

  • Reply Denise Raley July 17, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    GREAT JOB LADYS!!! I wood use the fancy tailed swollow and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY stamp and die.

  • Reply Kathleen Adams July 17, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    These projects are all so cute! I love every one of them. I would use the letters and numbers a lot. I can’t think of a project that they wouldn’t be cute with

  • Reply shartl July 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    The Flamingo and Palm Tree dies make the perfect summer card design and work perfectly with those alphabet and number dies! I love these cards!

  • Reply LYNEEN JESSE July 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I would use my new PALM TREES that I just purchased at the last crop I attended! https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/palm-trees

    So may words to use with them, Aloha, Fun and Sun, Life’s A Beach, Happy Birthday, Wish you were here! and more!

    I just ordered the small poinsettia and holiday holly which have another slew of words that could be used with them!

    Great INSPIRATION by the design team.

  • Reply JOAN F RICHARDS July 17, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    love the cards they gave me a lot of ideas for a few cards I need to make

  • Reply Gilda (McStamper) July 17, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Love all of the wonderful cards. I would use the beautiful Gerbera Daisy for card making with the letters.

  • Reply Debra Barton July 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I would use the summer drink set celebrating the end of classes and the beginning of summer and send it to my teacher friends.

  • Reply Virginia Ellison July 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Awesome cards…. I think I would use the Summer Drink Die for “birthday cards” and the Blackboard numbers and alphabet die set.

  • Reply Talitha Wright July 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    These cards are inspiring. Such a range of ideas. They show the versatility of using numbers and letters. Thanks.

  • Reply Verda July 17, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    All the cards are beautiful. I think just about any die or stamp set would go well with this quirky letter and number set.

  • Reply Marjorie July 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    So inspiring. Loved all the card. The numbers and letters look like a lot of fun to play with. I liked using them with the party lanterns and the moda paper. Very nice combination.

  • Reply Jean Chaney July 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I really like the bold look to these letters and numbers. If I could get any new stamp set to use with these, it would be Birds and Branches stamp set.

  • Reply Geri S July 17, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Wonderful cards! I’d use any of the stitched ovals or rectangles with something in glitter….thinking….

  • Reply Janet Castle July 17, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I would use the ‘Summer Drink’ die – sounds like a “refreshing” alphabet idea to me!!!

  • Reply Jessica Bordelon July 17, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Absolutely love the way Summer Drink die pairs with the Blackboard Alphabet die! They’re perfect together! Such a natural combo, and there are so many fabulous ways to create with the pair!

  • Reply Arlene July 17, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I love all the cards and just about any die would go with the numbers and/or letters, however,, I just purchased (within a month) the Summer Drinks and I love all the dies included in the set, but it is perfect for the summer. The set just brings a fresh breath to summer.

  • Reply Edith July 17, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I love your banner. I like to do things that stand out.your flowers are so beautiful

  • Reply Margaret Neil July 17, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Absolutely awesome card designs. Love the summer colors & I always
    love the dies/stamps. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Barbara H July 17, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I’d use this with the Backyard barbecue set. I love the the font!

  • Reply Audrey Pomerantz July 17, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Love the Blackboard Numbers and would use them on my special Birthday Cards and all of my scrapbook layouts.

  • Reply kathy krug July 17, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Wonderful designs from the team.

  • Reply Rhea July 17, 2018 at 10:29 am

    So many different designs and ideas. Thanks everyone. I would want to use the barbecue and the summer drink dies.

  • Reply Carla Hundley July 17, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I would use the
    Summer Drinks
    die with them.
    Fun cards.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Sandra Heitman July 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Elizabeth Craft Designs products are so versatile. You can let your imagination run wild. You have the ability to create almost anything that you can dream up. What fun!

  • Reply Rosemary Lam July 17, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Awesome inspiration ladies! I would use the Butterfly Flourish die along with the letter dies to make a card!

  • Reply Kimberly McField July 17, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Lovely projects! I’m currently using a lot of the Susan’s Garden flowers (poppy, geranium, etc.) and would use those with the letters and numbers.

  • Reply Denise Bryant July 17, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I’d use the Stitched Ovals and Shasta Daisy! I can visualize the oval background and the pretty daisy on a card front! Add in a greeting with the Blackboard Alpha and it would be a beautiful card!

  • Reply Darlene Ryland July 17, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I would love to use the Blackboard Alphabet with the adorable Party Lanterns Die! I love all the Elizabeth Craft products!

  • Reply Mitzi July 17, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I would use “Love You!” and the Shasta Daisy die I just received a while ago.

  • Reply Eileen R July 17, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I would use the Blackboard Alpha and Number set with EVERY single one of my ECD sets, the cards and scrapbook layouts are endless!

  • Reply Lagene July 17, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Awesome inspiration ladies! I would use the Butterfly Flourish die along with the letter dies to make a card!

  • Reply Tandara Smith July 17, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Tropical florals and Summer drink together with the Blackboard alphabet would work quite well. All the samples are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Lynn Ekstrom July 17, 2018 at 9:17 am

    What fun ideas! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Reply Linda Stewart July 17, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Such fun cards!!!!

  • Reply Kathy M July 17, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I can see lots of uses for the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets but mostly I would use them to make words that you want to convey but can’t find in any other die. Mostly slang words that are only common in the area you live in. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply REBECCA YAHRLING July 17, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Awesome cards by all! I would use them with every ECD product
    I own as the possibilities are simply endless!

  • Reply Theresa Wright July 17, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Such creativity! Really inspiring and nice to wake up to. I’d use the number cards to commemorate special days – birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Christmas. You’ve assembled such a great team, Els!!

  • Reply Patricia Sakrismo July 17, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Fun card ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Reply Vicki Etheridge July 17, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Such great inspiration. The numbers and/or letters are so versatile you can use them with just about any theme. The possibilities are endless. I can see Christmas themed cards, birthday, anniversary, etc.

  • Reply Sara Corbari July 17, 2018 at 6:15 am

    I really love the dies with the alphabets, because they can be used in many ways. I would like to create a personalized card for all the children in my school.

  • Reply Beverly July 17, 2018 at 6:13 am

    ECD’s DT’d are on a roll.

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