Hi, it’s Diana with the penguins *again.* I just think they are so adorable and this particular die set just won’t go back in the packaging. It’s a good thing that dies don’t get worn out! For my card today I stacked the penguins to form a Christmas tree while holding onto the words “Merry Christmas.” How cute are they? Read on to see how I created this card:
By Judi Kauffman
This project starts with a Merry Christmas or Season’s Greetings die from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection, a purchased Christmas stocking and pre-made wire-beaded leaves. All of the elements are secured to the velvet cuff with gem glue, ideal for adhering die cut Shimmer Sheetz to fabric.
It’s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge with the Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams.
This month the challenge is …. Christmas – Christmas is now just over two months away, for our challenge this month think Christmas! Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Decorated boxes, etc ….
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are your favorite projects to create during the Christmas season? We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have 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 and will open up in a new window.
Kelly Booth starts us off with this adorable winter scene. To create her card Kelly has used the Krista Schneider Winter Bears Clear Stamps and Coordinating dies, the trees from Becky Seddon’s Reindeer die set, snow from Adventure Edges. Kelly’s Scene was layered onto her card using the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles. Kelly also used Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Bluebell. The sentiment is from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
Frances Byrne is next with a fun Pop-Up card. To create her card Frances has used the General Pop-Ups die set, Becky Seddon’s Gingerbread House; Beautiful Baubles; A Way with Words – Merry Christmas and the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set. Frances also used ModaScrap’s It’s Christmas Time 12 x 12 Patterned Paper and White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Birgit Norton has created a glittery Christmas card for today’s challenge. For her card Birgit has used the Becky Seddon Festive Glow die set, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
Karen Nofziger is next and she has created a Christmas card and a gift box for her challenge piece today. To create her card & gift box Karen has used Pillow Box with Handle, Stitched Circles, Adventure Edges, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and Holiday Cheer Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Papers from the ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas 12 x 12 Patterned Paper pack where used on both the card and gift box.
Elena Anderson created this beautiful snowy scene above for the challenge today. To create her card Elena has used the Winter Bears Clear Stamps and coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Adventure Edges die set and Holiday Cheer Sentiment Clear Stamps. Elena used White Soft Finish Cardstock for all the elements on her card.
Sanna Lippert is next with a ‘berrylicious’ Christmas card. For her card Sanna used the Berry Branch die and added a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
Next up is Melanie Smith with a cute Christmas card. For her card Melanie has used the Penguins Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies along with Dotted Scallop Squares and Beautiful Baubles. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Sentiment Clear Stamp set.
Suzanne Cannon has created beautiful glittered ornaments for today’s challenge. To create the ornaments, Suzanne has used A Way With Words – Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set as well as Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Solar Gold, Teal Blue & Diva, Bright Cranberry & Go-To Green.
Selma Stevenson shares a wonderful Christmas/winter scene shaker card. For her card Selma has used the Reindeer & Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Reindeer die set (for the trees and snow hills), Fitted Squares, Stitched Squares, Adventure Edges. Selma has use White and Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set.
Sandy Diller has also created a Shaker Card for her challenge card. To create her card Sandy has used the Snowglobe Scene, Dotted Scallop Squares and Fitted Circles die. Sandy also used White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.
Katelyn Grosart shares her snowy Christmas themed Pillow Box she created for the challenge. To create the Pillow Box Katelyn used the Pillow Box with Handle die. She decorated her pillow box using Entwined Circles; Beaded Circle Frames; Stitched Circles; Snowflakes and A Way with Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set. Katelyn used paper from the ModaScrap Let It Snow Patterned Paper Pack, White Soft Finish Cardstock and White Silk Microfine Glitter on her pillow box.
Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created this fun snowy scene for her challenge card. Tina has used Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamps with coordinating dies, Holiday Trees & Ornaments Clear Stamps with coordinating dies and the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Tina also used the Clouds & Grass die set to create her snowy hills. White Soft Finish Cardstock was used on this card.
Anita Kejriwal has created two fun snowglobes for our challenge this time around, creating a different scene in each. To create her card Anita has used the Snow Globe Scene die set and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to make a start on your Christmas projects. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, October 20th.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Hi there! It’s Suzanne Cannon here today with a fun little project. It’s a card with a little pop up word surprise inside. I don’t know how I figured out this would work, but maybe the cat (who loves to chew my diecuts when he is in a mood), manipulated Merry Christmas in just the right way…..
This card is just waiting for more embellishments from your personal stash. It’s simple to make when you know a few easy tricks! Here is how you do it.
Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today, with a card that is a shout out to all the fine people in the U.K. who greet one another with the joyful “Happy Christmas”! Although there is no Happy Christmas set in the A Way With Words line, you can easily mix and match dies to get many perfect combinations, so today I’ve added “happy” from the Happy Birthday 2 set to “Christmas” from Merry Christmas (#1235).
Hello! It’s Suzanne here today with a sweet little card that will stand out from the classic Christmas colours! I have a passion for kraft colours but don’t use them very often. Kraft cardstock always tells me that it wants to be distressed and to have more of a vintage look. Does that work with elegant letterforms? You betcha! I didn’t make this project look too shabby, just a bit distressed around some of the edges with a “hit-and-miss” technique to gild the poinsettia.
It’s my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. With Christmas getting closer (116 days), I decided to create another Christmas card using a few of the new dies that were released in August.
I have created a fun background using one of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangles die set using red and green which are very traditional Christmas colors. The background idea can be used for any ocassion just by changing the colors used for the rectangles. I used the second smallest die for my card, but it would also be fun using the smallest rectangle for even more rows of color.