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Fall’s Great Lesson!

September 23, 2018

Hello paper gardeners !

Every fall I feel it’s hard to see the days get shorter, the warm sun disappear and the cold rain setting in. Than again Mother Nature puts on a great show with all the colors changing in the trees. We get inside to prepare some warm meal in the slow cooker with the many wonderful vegetables ready to be harvest and our home smells like happiness. I found a quote from an anonymous writer that capture my present state of mind: ” The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go…” It inspired this card and I hope you’ll like it.

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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – December

December 12, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with our final Designer Challenge for the year.

Christmas is now only a couple of weeks away. When people think of Christmas and colors, the most traditional colors that come to mind are the colors red and green. For our challenge this month, our design team are to include the colors red, green and white with either gold or silver on their projects. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas card as these colors can be used throughout the year.

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 Susan’s Garden products would you like to find under your Christmas tree this year?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th, 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.


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A Way With Words

Love – A Way With Words

January 23, 2016


Happy Saturday! It’s Suzanne here today, celebrating the release of fourteen new A Way With Word dies with Love!  I’m sharing a delicate card which can be easily assembled on short notice for someone special.  If you’re strapped for time and need a card, the A Way With Word dies are a perfect solution.  You can customize the way you use and decorate words to suit the occasion and the recipient – girlie or masculine, elegant or whimsical, in whatever way you like.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve gone with pinks and greens. I’ve chosen to use some of the dies from Susan’s Garden Club and the brand new Premium Palette Cardstock (which is beautiful to work with and comes in fabulous colours!).  After four days of working in close proximity to the wonderful and talented Susan Tierney-Cockburn at the Craft & Hobby Association’s conference in Anaheim last week, I simply had to try my hand at making some of her amazing flowers!  making my own!  I’ve started very humbly with her Garden Edges Tulips, tiny little low-relief tulips all in a row.


  1. Form a 5-¾ inch square tent-fold card base from white cardstock. Die cut one Love from pale pink and one from dark pink cardstock. Die cut the Carolina Window and Shutters from medium green and the row of tulips from dark green cardstock. Die cut a set of pale pink tulip petals from pale pink and one set from dark pink. Continue Reading
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