The best thing about winter for me is layering up! I love sweaters and cozy flannels…
Though I am too old for mittens, I’d take them if they were offered to me by someone as adorable as this penguin. I keep using this die set because it is just so cute and so easy to use. Today the penguin is holding a pair of mittens made with a die set from the new A Way With Words release. Did you know that Elizabeth Craft Designs also sells self-adhesive velvet sheets?! It’s a perfect match! This card came together very quickly. In addition to being a fun card to mail, it would be an extra special way to hint at the contents of a gift box containing gloves or mittens!
Hello Crafty Friends, I hope you are well. Marilyn here and the project I want to show you today is a versatile one that can be used as Christmas gift tags, as place cards for Christmas dinner, and when finished as a tag/place card you can remove the sentiment and use the glittery poinsettias as tree ornaments. It’s quite simple to create!
Hi there Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today with an exciting new addition to your creative tool chest! I’ve created four new designs to inspire you during Christmas creating. Each of these is perfect on its own or may be combined with any number of the A Way With Words dies, clear stamps and/or stencils.
Hi it’s Kelly Booth here today with a simple card idea that can be reproduced easily for Christmas! I often use non traditional colors for Christmas as they make me happy!
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 …………
Classic Christmas– some of the things/traditions which always come to mind when we talk Christmas are things like …. Snowflakes; Ornaments; Christmas Trees; Toasting Marshmallows on an Open Fire or Mugs of Hot Chocolate to help keep you warm. For our challenge this month create a Christmas Card or Project using one or more of these items.
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 select if making a Christmas card.
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, September 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.
Hi friends, it’s Sandy here and I have a cute ornament project for you. These little Christmas critters would be fun to make with the kids to give to their friends or family members. You could even add the year on the hat to make it a Christmas memory to be treasured for years to come. This new release from Joset Designs is full of festive fun for the holidays.
Hello my crafty friends, Christine here with another card I have designed using the Ultimate Glittered Napkin Technique. This technique is addicting, such fun and rewarding, and you will soon be looking at all napkins in a different way. I wish the glitter effect showed up better in photos as it really is sparkly.
Angela here with today’s post. This is my last one as a member of the Susan’s Garden Design team so I’d like to take a minute to say thank you for your kind comments and “likes”. I’ve had a great time designing and sharing my cards with you!
For this post I decided to create a winter scene with Susan’s CountryScapes dies. They are so much fun to play with and the endless ways they can be combined will let your imagination come to life.
This card uses several die sets including English Cottage 2, Build a Snowman, Mountains, and Country Fence with the Snow Decor accessories. Add one of my favourite trees from The Woods set and a scene is born!
Hi Crafty Fiends,
It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team today. Alcohol Inks are becoming increasingly popular again lately, so I decided to pull mine out to have a play. I decided to create a night sky background using various colors of alcohol inks and then create a silhouette scene using the Reindeer die set. This card was fairly quick to create so would be good for mass production if anyone still has a batch of Christmas cards to make. If you haven’t been reminded lately, there are only 10 days to go!!!!
By Judi Kauffman
Shimmer Sheetz ornaments add a special touch to a tree, mantel, or gift box. They’re also fun to mail instead of – or inside of – a holiday card!
Each of the three snowflakes in the new die set includes partially-cut elements that can be bent upward for dimension, a beautiful detail. Instead of cutting the snowflakes out of sparkly Shimmer Sheetz, I went for the opposite, the unexpected: Matte snowflakes with a sparkly 2-layer Shimmer Sheetz background.
Match the color of the snowflake to the color of the outer circle (Shown: White Iridescent SS). Choose a contrasting color for the Stitched Circle just behind the snowflake (Shown: Ruby Gemstone and Fire Opal Gemstone SS). See the supply list for more color options or pick your own combo!
Shimmer Sheetz is a challenge to photograph, but amazing in person, and the way light reflects off the surface of the Stitched Circle makes the ornaments really special.