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Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – November 2018

November 20, 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 …………

A Floral Christmas – Flowers and foliage can play a big part in our Christmas decorating. For our challenge this month create a card or project that features either flowers, foliage etc. It can be using traditional flowers and foliage that is used at Christmas time (eg poinsettia’s, holly, pine boughs etc) or use something non traditional and make it Christmassy by using Christmas colors or something Christmas related on your card project.

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 Elizabeth Craft Designs flower or foliage die or stamp set would you chose to create a Christmas card or decoration.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 23rd, 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 shares a beautiful Christmas tag with us today. To create her tag Tanja has used the Garden Notes – White Pine Boughs and Pinecone and Spring Basket die sets along with Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. 

Frances Byrne has a pink and green Christmas card to share with us today. To create her card Frances has used the Poinsettia Clear Stamp set along with the Dashing Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets.

Marilyn Scheller has also created a pink and green card for our challenge today. To create her card Marilyn has used the Poinsettia Clear Stamp set along with the Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Selma Stevenson has created an urn full of beautiful poinsettias for her card today. To create her card Selma has used the Garden Notes – Poinsettia, Garden Notes – Small Poinsettia, Garden Notes – White Pine Boughs and Pinecone, Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2; Garden Notes- Leafy Berry Branch 1; Garden Notes – Trevi Urn and Fitted Frames 2 – Lace Squares die sets along with Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set, Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Cafe au Lait and Prills.

Samantha Klaebe has created a poinsettia Christmas card for our challenge today. To create her card Samantha has used the Poinsettia Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Karen Ostergard has created a sleigh full of gifts adding a floral decoration to the side of the sleigh. To create her card Karen has used Garden Notes – Feverfew 1, Santa’s Sleigh and Adventure Edges die sets along with Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set, True Red Microfine Glitter, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Glitter Borders Peel Off Stickers.

Kelly Booth has created a holiday card using traditional red and green colors. To create her card Kelly has used Garden Notes – Poinsettia, Words 5 – Winter Wishes and Fitted Circles die sets along with ModaScrap Thinking About Rio De Janeiro Patterned Paper Pack, Prills and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Elena Anderson has created a beautiful Christmas card for us today. To create her card Elena has used Blossom Time Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and Blooms & Leaves Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies along with Beautiful Baubles and A Way With Words – Merry Christmas Small die sets and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

EK Gorman has a beautiful poinsettia card to share with us today. To create her card EK has used the Poinsettia Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies along with White & True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

Katelyn Grosart has created a tag for our challenge today. To create her tag, Katelyn has used the Poinsettia Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Tags & More 9 – Sparkle and Words 5 – Winter Wishes die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sandy Diller has created a floral Christmas tree for our challenge today. To create her card Sandy has used the Elegant Christmas Tree, Holiday Garlands 2, Garden Notes – Jasmine and Adventure Edges die sets along with Snowflakes Clear Stamp set and Prills.

Christine Pooler is next wishing us all Season’s Greetings. To create her card Christine has used Garden Notes – Small Poinsettia, Garden Notes – Whitepine Boughs & Pinecone, Garden Notes – Hawthorne Berries, Garden Notes – Cornucopia and A Way With Words – Season’s Greetings die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels.

Sara Torzullo has created a beautiful floral decoration for our challenge. To create her project Sara has used the ModaScrap Poinsettia, ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1 and Trio of Leaves die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has also used poinsettia’s on her card. To create her card Tina has used the Garden Notes – Small Poinsettia, Garden Notes – Frame It Stitched Rectangles, Garden Notes – Berry Spray and Stitched Rectangles die sets along with Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Prills.

Luciana Telesca wishes us Season’s Greetings with her beautiful floral card. To create her card Luciana has used the Garden Notes – Poinsettia and Garden Notes – Frosty Fern die sets along with the Classic Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Suzanne Cannon has created a favor box for our challenge today. To create her box Suzanne has used A Way With Words – Gable Box, A Way With Words – Flourished Christmas Minis, Garden Notes – Small Poinsettia, Garden Notes – Ivy Vine and Sprig with Berries die set.

Laura Gilhuly shares our final project for today’s challenge, just look at all those beautiful poinsettias spilling out of that cup. To create her project Laura has used the Poinsettia die set along with True Red and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

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, November 23rd.

Happy Creating!

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83 Comments

  • Reply Christine Robinson November 23, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Hi. I am traditional at Christmas and would use a Poinsettia. I might change up the colors though. I gave out apricot colored poinsettias one year. They were beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Christine

  • Reply Sheila Bacon November 23, 2018 at 11:32 am

    What a tough choice, but in the end the ECD Garden Notes Poinsettia dies is my choice. Great cards, etc. showing different ways to use all the stamps and dies. Definitely inspiring!!!!

  • Reply shartl November 23, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Wow, I LOVE the pine cones and pine boughs for a Christmas card. They look so realistic and festive.

  • Reply Gilda November 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I love the beautiful poinsettia and the cards are beautiful. I am waiting for it to come back in stock so I can use it on my cards. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  • Reply Doris Minear November 21, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I love the pine boughs as I could fill the ticket die or make a wreath they have so many uses. It looks like I need to get that sleigh die to make some tags for Christmas.

  • Reply SANDRA HEITMAN November 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

    What beautiful creations. Elizabeth Craft Design products allow each and every one of us to look like a professional in our creations. Thank you Elizabeth Craft Designs for your time and efforts in creating such amazing products.

  • Reply Brian Poteraj November 21, 2018 at 9:22 am

    The Berry Spray is my favorite. The berries can be colored with pens, just use red paper, etc. Very pretty.

  • Reply Sharon Gullikson November 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

    The Berries Spray die set would be my pick. I LOVE berries, especially on Christmas cards. LOVE the red.

  • Reply Marsha D November 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I would use the ECD Garden Notes Poinsettia dies because I have those! Thanks for the beautiful ideas.

  • Reply Sherry Storjohann November 21, 2018 at 8:57 am

    You have done some beautiful stuff with the pointsettia stamp and love it!

  • Reply Lorna Baumann November 21, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I’m thinking that the Clematis would be really pretty used on a Christmas card.

  • Reply Cristiana Conti November 21, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I love ECD’s flowers and unusual things, so I want to try to make a card full of snowy white and blue wisteria flowers 🙂

  • Reply Jenny Smith November 21, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Just love your products. The poinsettia die is so versatile. The designs are so varied but I absolutely love Laura’s teacup. Thank you all so much for your inspirational designs.

  • Reply Cathy Angell November 20, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    I love these beautiful designs. I’m drawn to the berry spray because of the modern look it can create.

  • Reply Johanna Cordier November 20, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    So difficult to choose one but seeing the versatile use of the Poinsettia stamp I think that could become a huge favourite for me. And I will make it work all year long for summer and other occasions as well.

  • Reply Barbara H November 20, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    The pinecone die is so realistic. I already have a poinsettia die so I would combine the two dies.

  • Reply Christina Stark November 20, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Love the pine boughs and pinecones tag!!! This set is so versatile and I can already think of numerous projects to make with the dies!!!😊

  • Reply Janet Riesterer November 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I would use white pine boughs and pinecones for christmas cards

  • Reply Anneke Schep November 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Gorgeous cards!! Seeing the tutorial on Friday with the poinsettia stamp (and die-) set I think I want to give that technique a try so I choose that stamp set with the dies.
    But of course I get greedy seeing all those wonderful cards so I want them all.

  • Reply Marilyn Lynskey November 20, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Poinsettia cleat stamp and do on red velvet paper with gold rim.

  • Reply Dorothy Mutafopulos November 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful card ideas and box ideas all are so festive for the holiday season. The poinsettia die and stamps truly brings the holiday spirit alive.

  • Reply Lagene November 20, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I woul use the Poinsettia Stamp Set along with the Holly Flourish Red Rubber Stamp Set.

  • Reply Talitha Wright November 20, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Fantastic cards and projects. Your products are just fabulous.

  • Reply ANGELA VELAZQUEZ November 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful work love your dies and stamps. Outstanding work hugs

  • Reply ANGELA VELAZQUEZ November 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Loves your dies and the endless possibilities you can use them. Hugs

  • Reply Debbie Baez November 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I know this isn’t a traditional flower but I love magnolias! The creamy white petals against the dark green shinny leaves are so distinctive. I’m crazy for pine cones and berries too. I love the pinecones and evergreen boughs!

  • Reply Arlene November 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    So hard to choose, but Garden Notes – poinsettias stamp and dies set would be my top choices.

  • Reply Jan November 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    I love the white pine boughs, pinecones and holly berries, so traditional

  • Reply Doreen Lees November 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Oh my goodness which one to choose. They are so beautiful. Pointsettas are my favourite.

  • Reply Doreen Lees November 20, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Oh my goodness which one to choose. They are so beautiful it would be awesome to be lucky to have anyone. Thank you for such inspirations.

  • Reply Carolyn Smith November 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I would love the lacy cut out poinsettia as top choice but you do have so many beautiful sayings and I so enjoy all the different flowers that are so real like I would have a hard time giving them away. Thank you for giving us a chance for winning your product. Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs!

  • Reply Anne Bradstreet November 20, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I’m playing with Garden Notes Roses… with some berries and ladder fern tucked.. a little shiny christmas ribbon and I hope it brings some smiles to a special friend

  • Reply Dolores Owen November 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    My favorite is the Poinsettia Clear Stamp set! I would love having this set to use on my Christmas cards!

  • Reply CJS November 20, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    These are absolutely stunning designs! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Reply Janet Cobb November 20, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    The Elegant Christmas Tree! It just screams Christmas!

  • Reply Cindy Wilson November 20, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I love the Poinsettias and the pine cones. Christmas is definitely around the corner now.

  • Reply Anne Bradstreet November 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    So many choices….however I’m in love with Susan’s small poinsettias….with a Christmas rose tucked in between the ladder fern

  • Reply Dorothy November 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I liked Elena’s Blossom Time and Blooms and Leaves stamps. Very versatile and can be used all year long.

  • Reply Diana Miranda November 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    The poinsettia are awesome.

  • Reply Diana Miranda November 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    wow, love the pine cones. I hope I can get the giveaway.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

  • Reply Denise P. November 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I absolutely love what Sara did with the ModaScrap Poinsettia, ModaScrap Pair of Leaves 1 and Trio of Leaves die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock. It’s beautiful, as are all the design team cards.

  • Reply Martha Aschenbrenner November 20, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I would use the poinsettias die. All the dies and designs are beautiful!

  • Reply Joanne Brown November 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    These are all so beautiful!

    I would use my Light the Way stamp, because I already own that beauty and wouldn’t have to wait on shipping! In fact, I think I’m going to use it tonight!

  • Reply REBECCA YAHRLING November 20, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Wow, lovely inspiration from everyone! Love the dimension of those gorgeous pinecones on Tanja’s tag.
    And I can see why the Poinsettia stamp set is sold out … it is stunning! I love the pretty holly leaf branch
    just as much as the beautiful poinsettia. That’s the set I’d love to use for my Christmas cards.

  • Reply Jennifer LaVite November 20, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration. I love the hawthorne berries. They would make a pretty botanical Christmas card.

  • Reply Mary Jo Zettle November 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Personally I would use the Elizabeth craft poinsettia clear stamp and die.

  • Reply Rebecca Williams November 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I am moore of a traditional person and tend to go for the traditional colors, so I like the card by Tina, for it is simple and has less on the card. It is more focused and you see what’s on the card such as the poinsettia and the berries and the colors (more is less).
    But all the cards are beautiful.

  • Reply Lisa Wack November 20, 2018 at 11:32 am

    What beautiful cards! Each one is so unique. It is amazing to see how different people using the same product create such a variety of ideas. There are a lot of beautiful choices but I would have to go with the Poinsettia stamp set. It is just gorgeous! 🙂

  • Reply Nancy November 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Tanks Kabel’s tag is stunning. The restful color palette and simplicity of design are a perfect combination.

  • Reply RaVonna Johnson November 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I love all the beautiful cards showcased here. If I were going to make a Christmas card and could use just one it would have to be the Garden Note small Poinsettia. I just think that is the most beautiful Christmas flower.

  • Reply Elizabeth Gonzalez November 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

    There are so many talented designers…they are all my favorite! I appreciate sharing their talents, and giving me so much inspiration. I’m a traditional Christmas fan of the poinsettia clear stamp and die sets.

  • Reply Diane Simpkins November 20, 2018 at 11:18 am

    It’s hard to choose a favorite as they are all wonderful, but I think the sleigh might be my favorite.

  • Reply ANNETTA FREDE November 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

    As much as I love the traditional look of Chrustmas, I love the modern colors of pink or peach just as much! Beautiful!

  • Reply ANNETTA FREDE November 20, 2018 at 11:11 am

    As much as I love the traditional Christmas look, I like the modern look of the pink or peach just as much! Beautiful!

  • Reply Michele Baird November 20, 2018 at 11:04 am

    All wonderful inspirations. I will be REcreating some of these.
    Thank you

  • Reply Vicki November 20, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful cards and tags. I would use Tags & More 9 – Sparkle, White Pine Boughs and Pinecones, and Poinsettia Clear Stamp and matching die set.

  • Reply Catherine Pomales November 20, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Love love the Poinsettia stamp and die. I would definitely use one to create a beautiful card. So many beautiful ones were created here that I can’t wait to do my own. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Carla Hundley November 20, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Beautiful creations here
    and I would love to use
    the gorgeous Poinsettia
    stamp!
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Cindy Hugger November 20, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Oh my golly I got so many fantastic Christmas ideas today. Thanks you creative folks!

  • Reply Lori Lai November 20, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Beautiful samples, how festive using all the poinsettia products!

  • Reply Rhea November 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Wow so many lovely cards, decorations, etc. Obviously making cards with poinsettias and holly is a must but I also love the tag with the pine ones. That is a nice change. I also loved the Christmas tree decorated with the small poinsettias. That was very clever and was beautiful

  • Reply Michele Baird November 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    All wonderful inspirations. I will be REcreating some of these.

    Thank you

  • Reply Theresa Grdina November 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I really like thenpoinsettia and the berry spray!!! Such beautiful and festive creations!!!

  • Reply Patricia November 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Garden Notes Poinsettia – Lovely cards, all of them!!

  • Reply Katherine Carlozzi November 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I would love to use the Garden Spray – Berry Spray. I love all of them so you made it very hard to choose. Thanks for your time and talent.

  • Reply Margaret Watson November 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

    What a wonderful selection of floral Christmas cards. I’m a great fan of the Pointsettia so it is very hard to chose one of these as the best. Thanks to all the designers, you really inspire.

  • Reply Kim M McGraw November 20, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Love them all….my favorite flower at Christmas. I would use the Poinsettia for making Cards. I would also use the same throughout the year, just make the colors different

  • Reply Jean Heming November 20, 2018 at 10:18 am

    beautiful cards!!! love the tags!!!! gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Tosha November 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

    What beautiful projects. My first pick would be the Hawthorne Berries for my project. But how could you pick just one?

  • Reply Anna Marie Price November 20, 2018 at 9:44 am

    I’d use white pine boughs and pine cones. I have this set. It’s a little bit of a challenge building the pine cone, but they are too cute when it’s all assembled.

  • Reply Denise Bryant November 20, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Gorgeous holiday creations! The Whitepine Boughs and Pincone is my favorite die set!

  • Reply Marjorie Estey November 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    They are all lovely. But I would have to choose the Poinsettia long with the Hawthorn Berries. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Reply Anita Braddock November 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I would chose so many amazing dies and stamps they are so perfect. Love them all but I dont have the white pine Brought they look so realistic. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Paola November 20, 2018 at 9:20 am

    OmG they are all beautiful. I think I would use the Pointsettia stamp and die set along with the sprig with berries dies. Thabk you for the chance. The design team did a lovely job.

  • Reply Vicki Etheridge November 20, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I just love poinsettias and your poinsettia dies are great. They, to me, say Christmas and I love using them in Christmas cards and other projects. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

  • Reply Kathy M November 20, 2018 at 8:10 am

    You’re poinsettias are beautiful and one of the flowers I love making. They seem to make the Christmas cards ‘pop’. Thanks for sharing all your ideas of making cards for this Holiday season. Now I just need to get busy myself.

  • Reply Sharman November 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I would use the poinsettia the most for Christmas decorations because I think you can find a use for them on almost anything…

  • Reply Andrea Johnston November 20, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I love the 1067 poinsettia

  • Reply Sue D November 20, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Beautiful creations. I would use Garden Notes – Whitepine Boughs & Pinecone to create my Christmas creations.

  • Reply Kim Martin November 20, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Your design team is fantastic, as are your products. Samantha Klaebe’s poinsettia card is one of my favorites because it reflects my style. Thanks for the holiday inspiration!

  • Reply Patty Bucklin November 20, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Tanya Kabel’s white pine boughs and pine cone tag. Is my favorite. The pine cones look so real and natural. I would definitely buy this die set after seeing this example.

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