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Elizabeth Craft Designs December Designer Challenge – Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz

December 31, 2014

Welcome everyone to the last ECD Designers Challenge for this year. Wow, this year flew by so fast! Since December is the month of festivities we thought some extra glitter and sparkles would be nice, therefore we challenged our team to create projects using our Silk Microfine Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz. We didn’t request a particular theme so the team created Thank You cards, Birthday cards, cards for any occasion or for no special reason. There’s even a New Year’s card! We hope you enjoy seeing all of the projects.

First project is from Frances Byrne who created this beautiful sparkly card using our new transparent double sided adhesive tape, a combination of Silk Microfine Glitter colors and Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. The background looks very complicated but is actually really easy to create. Just add strips of double sided tape to white cardstock. Peel off the release paper covering the tape lines, one color at a time, and add the glitter. More info on Frances’ blog.


Next project is from Rita Edwards who used the Lucy Label Pop Up to create this beautiful bright sunshine-filled card. She used the Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to create the sun and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter for the boots and the umbrella. Love the added Red Glitter Dots.



Love the sparkly background on this beautiful, elegant card from Candy Spiegel. She used the Pinecones Embossing Folder and a piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. For the purple stripes she used Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter.


Karen Aicken made this beautiful tag using Tags & More 1 – Lace, Dragonfly Silhouette, Dragonfly Overlay and Hello dies. Love the colors she used. Karen added Silk Microfine Glitter to the top and bottom portion of the tag and to the dragonfly overlay. For the dragonfly silhouette and the Hello she used Shimmer Sheetz.


Love this next card created by Debra Hensley. For the background she used Shimmer Sheetz and our Bouquet Embossing Folder. Sanding the Shimmer Sheetz lightly will bring up the white core and add more detail. The bright red flower looks stunning with the purple background. For more details, make sure to visit Debra’s blog.

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Raquel Mason created this elegant card using the Rose and Thank You dies. For the rose she used Red Metallic and Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. She created a gorgeous lace background using Silk Microfine Glitter. Love the added black Peel-off border.

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Next card is from Mary Prasad who created this beautiful Thank You card using the Spiral Circle Pull card and the clock and gear from the Clock and Gears die set. Really like the patterned paper Mary used for this card. A timeless card that can be used for many occasions.

SONY DSC A stunning card from Kelly Booth using the Bouquet Embossing Folder, Shimmer Sheetz and Silk Microfine Glitter. Kelly used the same lace technique with glitter that Raquel used for the background of her card (already shown). For the inside of the card she used Karen Burniston’s Happy Birthday Pop Up.

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Watermarked Photo(136)

The last project for our challenge is from Jackie Smith who created this stunning Asian-theme Happy New Year card. Jackie used a combination of dies, Shimmer Sheetz and glitter all matching with the beautiful patterned paper she chose for her card. The Blue Glitter Border adds a nice finishing touch. More info on Jackie’s blog.


We hope you enjoying today’s challenge and feel inspired to try some of the projects yourself. We would like to thank our wonderful Design Team for all their beautiful work they created for the blog this year. We also would like to thank Karen Burniston and her wonderful team for the monthly challenge and our guest designers for their stunning work!

Then last but not least we wish everyone a Happy New Year! For next year we have a lot of fun new products in store so stay tuned!

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Team

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  • Reply melanie k December 31, 2014 at 11:17 pm


  • Reply Edwards Design December 31, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Such gorgeous cards, ladies! Wishing you all a wonderful new year! I truly enjoyed creating with you this past year, truly an honor.

  • Reply Karen Aicken December 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I loved working with all of you and the amazing ECD products. What a great way to close out the year, with all that sparkly goodness. Happy New Year!!

  • Reply Mary Prasad December 31, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Lovely cards, all! It has been a pleasure working with all you ladies on the 2014 ECD DT! Happy New Year everyone!

  • Reply Frances Byrne December 31, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Happy New Year to you all, it has been an amazing 2014 working with all of you … wonderful cards as always from the DT.

  • Reply Cynthia Champagne December 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    These cards are beautiful! Do you have have any directions for making these?

    • Reply Joset van de Burgt January 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Hello Cynthia, Thank you for your message. By clicking on the names of each designer you will be directed to their blog where you will find more information about their project.

  • Reply clickityklak December 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Love them…sparkles are my “THING”…Gotta get going. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL…..

  • Reply barb macaskill December 31, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Oh my goodness! What a sparkaliscious challenge! So many gorgeous and sparkly creations!!! LOVE them all!! I know that my dearest friend Kathy would love a pop up card made just for her with lots of sparkle on it!!! I am going to have to get busy on it since her birthday is January 13th! TFS!

  • Reply Raquel Mason December 31, 2014 at 11:10 am

    What a great way to end the year with so much sparkly inspiration!

  • Reply Debra Hensley December 31, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Wonderful inspiration from the whole amazing team to close out 2014! Happy New Year!!

  • Reply Angela Styles December 31, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Some lovely ideas and colour combinations.Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Candy Spiegel December 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

    These are amazing! You girls rock!!

  • Reply MAGGIE December 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

    These projects are soooo beautiful with using the shimmer sheets. I am so glad I joined your BLOG.
    Can’t wait to see your new projects for the new year.

  • Reply judi kauffman December 31, 2014 at 8:43 am

    What a great way to end 2014 – with so much inspiration for projects to start 2015! Wonderful and creative ideas as always, everyone.

  • Reply Ros December 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Thank you to all who inspired so many of us in 2014 and please do continue in 2015. Happy New Year to you ALL

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