Best Wishes

July 11, 2014


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here again. I have been playing with some of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies that are being released this month. They should be available in stores near you any day now! For today’s card I used the new Crystal Flower dies and one of the new Word Stand-Up Helper dies (I used the Best Wishes Stand-Up Helper Die for this card). Of course as you can see, I haven’t used the die to create a Stand Up card, but rather on the edge of my card.

Here’s how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of purple card which measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score this at 5 1/2 inches so you have a top folded card that measures 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches.

2. Cut a piece of designer paper which measures 3 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches. (As I am layering this to my card with foam tape, I like to adhere this to a piece of card the same size for extra strength.


3. Cut a piece of dark green card 1 /2 inches by 7 inches. Take the Best Wishes Stand-Up Helper die and position it at the top right hand side of the stripe of card,  about 3/4 inches from the edge. Cut with you die cutting machine. Cut along the stripe of card where the base of  the letters hit the card (black line on the top right photo). Cut along this line so you are left with just the words attached to the green stripe of card (bottom left photo). Apply some adhesive to the left edge of the designer paper and adhere the paper to the Best Wishes stripe, leaving a small border of card showing (bottom right photo).

4. Use foam tape to attach the designer paper to the right side of the card.


5. Using the Crystal Flower Set 1 die cut a small flower and large flower from Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.

6. Cut a piece of Double Sided Adhesive Paper 3 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Remove protective layer from one side and place onto a piece of thin card or designer paper. Die cut paper using both flowers and the large flower center from the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 1 die. (You may need to use the Metal Adaptor Plate when diecutting the flower as it has a lot of fine detail). Remove all the excess pieces from the flower if needed. Remove protective backing from the Adhesive Paper and cover flowers with Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter, polishing the glitter into the adhesive with your fingers. Use the Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter for the flower center.

7. Attach each glittered overlay piece to it’s Shimmer Sheetz flower using foam tape to give extra dimension. Attach the small flower to the large flower using foam tape and off setting the flower so the petals line up between the petals of the larger flower. Attach flower center to the middle of the small flower using foam tape. Attach completed flower to the bottom left hand side of my card as per photo again using foam tape.

8. Die cut the Flourish with Flowers from light green card and attach to card as per photo.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products
924 Crystal Flower Set 1 (available mid-July)
934 Best Wishes Stand Up Helper (available mid-July)
621 Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Products
Purple Card
Green Card
Light Green Card
Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape

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  • Reply Mary Prasad July 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Lovely card! Especially like the colors!

  • Reply Heather Thompson July 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Love the purple!!! Beautiful.

  • Reply Debra Hensley July 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Love it! Great tutorial. Love the flowers!

  • Reply Karen Aicken July 11, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Frances, this is just lovely! What a great tutorial on using the Stand-Up dies as a card border.

  • Reply clickityklak July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Love your card and the colors, especially the background…it has me intrigued ! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman July 11, 2014 at 8:59 am

    As Lawrence Welk used to say, “Wunnerful, wunnerful!”

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt July 11, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful card! Love the combination of dies and the glittered Crystal flower overlay.

  • Reply Raquel Mason July 11, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Love the colors & great idea for another use of the Stand Up Helpers.

  • Reply barbara macaskill July 11, 2014 at 8:18 am

    What a lovely card! Love the colors! TFS!

  • Reply Karen Gausman July 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I really love your card. I especially like the glitter on your flowers.Really shows them off.

  • Reply Marge Burns July 11, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Very nice card

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