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October 2015

Pop it Ups

Christmas Trees Pop Stand Exploding Box Tutorial

October 31, 2015

Hello! Helen here, this time with a card idea I’ve wanted to try for a while – an exploding box card with a Pop Stand feature in the middle. I decided to use Karen Burniston’s lovely new Christmas Trees Pop Stand, which has a beautiful floating centre.

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Directions for making the card:

1. Score a 12” x 12” double-sided piece of card stock into 4” squares as shown below.

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2. Cut away the four corner squares. Fold under the two outer side squares (so that the card base can fit through a die cutting machine). Die cut the small pop stand tabs into the middle of the centre square. (This will also die cut the two folded-under side squares, but these die cuts will get covered up later.) Open out the card base again, so that it looks as below.
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3. Using more double-sided card stock, die cut pieces to make the larger 3D tree from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand set, following Karen’s directions in this video. Attach the tree to the die cut Pop Stand tabs, as shown below.

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4. Cut four 3” x 3” squares from patterned paper, and die cut four contrasting coloured trees, using the die from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand set as shown, plus 6 silver glitter card stock stars.
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5. Use the pieces shown in step 4 to decorate the four internal sides of the exploding card, as shown below. Adhere the trees with foam pads, and glue some silver tinsel to the trees. Adhere the stars, including two back-to-back at the top of the 3D tree. Glue a small amount of tinsel to either side of the 3D tree’s stars.

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6. Use a stamp from the Merry and Bright Clear Stamp set on cream card. Layer it onto red patterned paper. Cut two banner ends from silver glitter card stock, and stick everything to the card base as shown below.
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7. To make the lid, cut a 6” x 6” square, and score it 7/8” in from all four sides. Snip one side of each of the four little corner squares, to make tabs. Glue these tabs behind the long rectangles, to made the sides of the lid.Helen Cryer - 8

8. Cut two 3” x 3” squares and adhere one to the bottom of the box (to cover over the pop stand holes), and the other to the lid. Cut another tree and star, and add to the lid, along with some more tinsel.Helen Cryer - 9

9. Finally, cut four 2” x 3” rectangles of patterned paper, and adhere them to the box sides. Die cut an assortment of silver glitter card stock stars (from the All Seasons Tree die set and the Spiral Circle Pull Card die set), and use them to decorate the box sides.Helen Cryer - 10

The lid holds the sides of the box in place, and when the lid is removed, the sides fall open to reveal the trees inside. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and perhaps come up with some other versions of exploding box Pop Stand cards!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Two different sheets of 12” x 12” double-sided Card Stock
  • Silver Glitter Card Stock
  • Cream Card Stock
  • Tinsel
  • Tape Runner, Foam Pads and Glue Pen
  • Score Board
  • Paper Trimmer, Scissors
  • Dark Red Ink
Els van de Burgt Studio

Elizabeth Craft Designs October Designers’ Challenge – Holiday Gifts & Tags

October 30, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner so we gathered up some fun gift ideas for you to create. For the October Designers’ Challenge we asked the team to use Shimmer Sheetz and at least one die and one embossing folder. They also had to create a coordinating gift tag.

Let’s see what they came up with!

The first project is from Jackeline Rojas who created a beautiful and inventive wreath using the Card Stand/Easel die in an unexpected way! She decorated the wreath using small cuts from the Berry Branch, the sprig from the Candle set and Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel-Offs. She also used the Merry Christmas cut from Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. For her gift tag she used the Tags & More – Daisy, our new Soft Finish Cardstock, the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder and the Hedgehog Daisy clear stamp from the Hedgehog Daisy All Seasons set. Would you like to create your own wreath using the Card Stand/Easel? Visit Jackeline’s blog HERE for instructions.


Next up, the project from Angela Beavers, who decorated her sleigh door hanger using the Poinsettia and the Merry Christmas dies. The solid poinsettia was cut from cardstock covered with double sided adhesive and then covered with Red Silk Microfine Glitter. For the Merry Christmas she used Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. Who doesn’t want to receive this beautiful decorated door hanger! Find more info on Angela’s blog HERE.

Project Angela

Frances Byrne created a terrific pen holder using Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz embossed with our Sea Glass Embossing Folder, the Alphabet 1 Caps die and the Owl Peel-Offs. She colored the owls on top of the Silk Microfine Glitter. You can find out more about this technique in Els’s You Tube Video “Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers“. Frances created a perfect matching tag using the Merry Christmas and the Tags & More Daisy dies. See more HERE.


Marsha Valk decorated a picture frame using little squares of White Iridescent and Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. Displayed inside the frame is a piece of watercolor paper embossed with the Mini Mosaic Embossing Folder, topped with small squares of Shimmer Sheetz with hearts die cut out of each one in the quartet. She used the hearts from the squares to decorate her tag and made extra hearts to create a heart garland. If you know someone who loves things that sparkle and shimmer, then this is the perfect gift. (And wouldn’t that heart garland look great at a bridal shower or Valentine’s Day party!) Find instructions on Marsha’s blog HERE.



Judi Kauffman used alcohol ink-altered Australian Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz to decorate a beautiful hinged-top jewelry box with the look of tree bark. She also made two small round jewelry boxes and lots of Shimmer Sheetz jewelry. The jewelry pieces were cut using Jewelry Set 1 Sea Glass and Jewelry Set 2 Droplets. For the matching tag she used small scraps of Shimmer Sheetz embossed with the same Bark Embossing Folder. If you missed Judi’s ‘Sneak Peek’ blog post from yesterday, click HERE.



See you at our next Designer Challenge on November 30th!

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Team




Shimmer Sheetz Jewelry, Jewelry Boxes, & Gift Tag

October 29, 2015

Tomorrow is our challenge day on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog but we thought we would offer a sneak peek at one project today. It was created by our talented guest designer, Judi Kauffman.


By Judi Kauffman

My project for the October Designer Challenge couldn’t be easier: Find a plain box. If it’s pretty as is (like the hinged silver box that once held Ethel M candy), decorate the lid with embossed, ink-altered, and sanded Shimmer Sheetz. Tuck some Shimmer Sheetz jewelry inside. Or paint a simple papier mâché box before decorating and filling it.

Make a matching gift tag with a cardstock rectangle and some Shimmer Sheetz scraps and you’re done!

(Don’t miss out on the Shimmer Sheetz Jewelry tutorials, which I have linked after the supply list.)




  1. Back Shimmer Sheetz in color(s) of choice with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Shown: Australian Opal Gemstone. Option: Use two or more colors instead of just one. The lid of the silver box measures 11.5” x 8.25”, requiring two 5” x 12” pieces of Shimmer Sheetz and two 5” x 12” sheets of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. (Leftovers can be used for gift tags.) The papier mâché boxes are 2.5” and 3”; smaller pieces of Shimmer Sheetz are needed.
  1. Paint the papier mâché boxes in color(s) of choice. I chose Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver to coordinate with the colors in the coating of the Australian Opal Shimmer Sheetz.
  1. Emboss the Shimmer Sheetz with your favorite folder or folders. Alter with alcohol inks (before or after embossing); lightly sand



  1. Cut into pieces to put onto the box. Tip: Use a craft knife, straight edge, and cutting mat rather than a paper trimmer. It is easier to accurately cut Shimmer Sheetz this way – paper trimmers can often slip. Use a mix of 1” and 2” strips and rectangles in assorted sizes. The placement will be determined by the size of the box you have selected. Another tip: Cut paper strips and rectangles first to test the layout and placement. Arrange and rearrange as needed before cutting the Shimmer Sheetz. For round lids, trace a circle template onto lightweight paper and use it as a cutting pattern.


  1. To complete the boxes: Add linear peel-offs between the Shimmer Sheetz pieces and around the edges or sides of the lid of the jewelry box. If you like more contrast use black instead of silver (shown) or gold (not shown). Skip this step if you like the look of the lid with just the Shimmer Sheetz pieces.


  1. Use cardstock rectangles and Shimmer Sheetz scraps to create gift tags. Punch or die cut a hole at the top of the tag. Add metallic cord or ribbon. Option (as shown): Die cut a decorative reinforcement and small decorative circles to accent the tags. Reminder – The Metal Adaptor Plate is required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz for this step.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Shimmer Sheetz 5” x 12” in color(s) of choice (shown – SS 0225 Australian Opal Gemstone)

Embossing folder(s) of choice (shown – E120 Bark)

Border peel-offs in color(s) of choice (shown – 1016 Lines in Silver)

501 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets (5” x 12”)

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (needed only if cutting decorative reinforcement for tag)

Other –

Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver DecoArt

Box with flat hinged lid or small papier mâché box


Sanding block

Alcohol inks and ink applicator tool

Cardstock (for gift tag)

Fine gold and silver cord

Links to Shimmer Sheetz Jewelry Tutorials:




Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Fran – Hedgehog Halloween

October 28, 2015

Hi!  It’s Fran Sabad from the Karen Burniston Design Team ready to share a fun Rectangle Accordion Album .

My favorite part about Halloween is that there are no “rules” to decorating.  Sequins, cobwebs, princesses and ghouls – all go together to create some spooky fun!  This Pop It Ups Rectangle Accordion card is a perfect example of “everything goes!”  I started with three accordion panels in gray card stock and the Katie Star Frame Edges and Katie Flourish Frame Edges in black.  I stamped the Hedgehog Daisy Halloween stamp set on gray and colored it with Copic markers.(W7, W5. W3,W1 and W00)  Then I added some washi tape, sequins, and black glitter stars along with a glitter banner and big jewel.

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Here it is open.  Each panel has it’s own character. I used the Katie Flourish Frame Edges on the middle page and the Katie Stars on the two outer pages and on the front of the album.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 left sideThe moon is lightly colored with a white chalk marker.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 middle

The vampire has white chalk marker on the lantern, cummerbund, and bow tie and the witch has the same marker on her scarf.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 right side


The Rectangle Accordion makes scenes come together in such a fun way!  For matting each image, I also mixed in the matting dies from the Rectangle Pull card. Both sets of decorator rectangle dies work together and don’t duplicate!  Perfect!

For a video tutorial on assembling the Accordion albums, watch Karen’s video.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Stampin’ Up! Gray and Black cardstock, ink, washi tape, jewels, sequins and white chalk marker.

Copic markers

Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

October 27, 2015

Hi there! It’s Marsha again and I’ve got a clean and simple idea to share with you today!

Do you hold on to any scrap of Shimmer Sheetz you can salvage after die-cutting a sheet? I do! Even the smallest snippets go into a zip lock bag, because I figure that I can always turn them into confetti if I need it.

Earlier this week I had used the Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares die to die-cut a couple of hearts, but as I didn’t want to waste a whole sheet of Shimmer Sheetz on each of the tiny hearts I needed, I had cut the Shimmer Sheetz to small squares before I ran them through my die-cut machine.

That’s how I ended up with this pile of scraps:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card Using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

And instead of adding them to my zip lock bag… I decided to use them right away to create these simple cards with a tiny messy glitter twist:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card Using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

Steps to create these cards:

1. Look at your scraps of Shimmer Sheetz. Are there any interesting shapes there that you can use right out of the box/bag? If not: find a couple of scraps in coordinating colours and die-cut some new shapes out of them.

Hearts are always a good idea, but leaf shapes, small flowers and even simple circles are great alternatives.

I was especially interested in the negative space that was left in the Shimmer Sheetz scraps, but you can use both the positive and the negative of the scraps. Just use whatever appeals to you most!

2. Cut a sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inches.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card Using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

3. Take some liquid adhesive and flick it on your card with a brush.

I chose Matte Medium for my glue because it’s already liquid and I know it dries clear. If your adhesive is too thick to create spatters, dilute it with a bit of water.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

4. Tap Silk Microfine Glitter on the glue spatters. Leave it to dry completely before removing the excess glitter.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

5. Adhere the Shimmer Sheetz scraps to the card with tiny pieces of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape. I only put tape on the parts I knew I would not have to stitch through later on!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

6. Add machine stitches. Fix the loose threads to the back with some tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

7. Adhere the card to a coordinating folded note card with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

8. Finish off with a sentiment or leave blank like I did!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Clean and Simple Card using Shimmer Sheetz Scraps

How do you usually use up your scraps of Shimmer Sheetz?

Please share in the comments below! We would love to hear from you!

Have a great day!



Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Shimmer Sheetz
Soft Finish Cardstock
638 Solar Gold – Silk Microfine Glitter
1064 Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares
505 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3 mm

Liquid adhesive (Liquitex Matte Medium)
Coloured cardstock or folded note cards
Sewing thread

A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Uncategorized

Merry Christmas Ornament Card

October 26, 2015

Hi, it’s Wanda and I am thrilled to be sharing a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!

With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s always fun to a have new ornament (or several) for the tree, and even more fun when we get a handmade one from a friend. With that in mind, I’ve created a card with a removable ornament just perfect to give to that special friend.


Here’s how I created the card:

1. Cut red cardstock 5 ½” x 11” and fold in half.

2. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock 5” square. Rub the Distress Ink pad on your craft sheet, spray with water, drag rough side of cardstock through ink, dry.

3. Die cut Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares from Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach largest frame to inked square. Color the inside of the circles with gold marker.

4. Die cut one solid heart from red cardstock and one from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

5. Die cut two holly hearts and individual small hearts from Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Run the small hearts again through the die cut machine with embossing material.



6. Attach one holly heart to the solid white heart. Color in all areas using markers. Add Glossy Accents to each area and allow to dry completely. Attach second holly heart over first one to cover any marker that got on the outlines. Attach layered hearts to red heart. Re-color “berries” on heart with gold marker. Add gold eyelet to heart and tie on ribbon.

7. Determine placement of heart ornament and add eyelet to frame panel. Attach frame panel to folded card with foam tape.

8. Die Cut Quietfire Design ‘Merry Christmas’ from Shimmer Sheetz. Attach to card with small pieces of foam tape being sure not to put tape where the ribbon needs to lay under the die cut.

9. Add ornament to card by running the ribbon under Merry Christmas and threading it through the top eyelet. Leave the ribbon untied so it can be pulled out, tied and hung on the tree. Optional – add a note in the card stating that the ornament is usable.

10. Attach small white hearts as shown.



I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and are inspired to make a Christmas ornament, with or without the card. Happy Creating!



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

1064 Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares

1066 Ornament Set 5

1056 Quietfire “Merry Christmas”

PFS101 Soft Finish Cardstock

SS0214 Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet


Red cardstock

Distress Ink – mowed lawn (Ranger)

Distress Markers – tattered rose, festive berries, mustard seed (Ranger)

Green Marker #256 (Tombow)

Metallic Gold Pain Pen (Posca)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)


Gold 1/8″ Eyelets

Els van de Burgt Studio

Black Spider Hair Piece With Veil

October 25, 2015

Hi, everyone! It’s Jackeline here from the Elizabeth Craft Design Team. It’s that time of the year again. Halloween is just around the corner, so let’s get in the spirit. This spooky season inspired me to create a wearable project using some of my favorite dies and Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies

Let’s get started:

1. Die cut 6 Ornament overlays  from Basic Black and Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz using the ornament set 5 using the Metal Adaptor Plate. I recommend to use the overlay with the holly leaves because this one resembles a spider web.IMG_5061

2. Die cut 8 lady bug silhouettes from black velvet and 8 from purple cardstock.

3. Die cut 4 lady bug overlays from purple cardstock. These are going to be used as the spider’s eyes.

Tip: Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the cardstock before die cutting.

4. Using a cutting board cut some black velvet strip of 1/16″ approx. These are going to be use as the spider’s legs.IMG_5062

5. Build the base flower. Using double side adhesive tape connect the ornaments overlapping them.




6. Attach the accessory (diamond with black tulle) on top of the Shimmer Sheetz flower, using silicone glue, and let it dry.

7. Attach the hair pin on the back of the Shimmer Sheetz flower, using silicone glue, and let it dry.

8. Cut a piece of Black Veil to be 8″ x 11″ approx.

9. With your fingers, gather the top of the veiling . Once you are happy with your gathering attach it to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz flower using some silicone glue.


10. To finalize the hair piece, let’s build some spiders!

11. Using the black velvet strips, create the spider legs.

12. Remove the backing of  the black lady bug silhouettes and place the strips creating the spider legs. Place this on top of the veil, and with the assistance of the purple lady bug silhouettes secure the spiders onto the veil.

13. Using the little dots from the lady bug overlays, create the eyes of the spiders.


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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will create your own Black Spider Veil Witch Flowers in time for Halloween!



Elizabeth Craft Designs

1066 Ornament set 5

711 Lady bugs

505 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape – 3mm

502 Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″

802 Fine Pointed Scissors by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc

801 Fine Pointed Tweezers by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc.

406 Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet

SS 0216 Amethyst Gemstone

SS 0222 Basic Black

803 Metal Adaptor Plate


-Veil pin

-Black Veil

-Hair pin

-Purple cardstock

-Silicone glue

Pop it Ups

A Christmas Card using the brand new Gift Card Accordion

October 24, 2015

Hi it’s Kelly Booth Here,

Have you seen the new Gift Card Accordion die by Karen Burniston Pop it Ups that was launched yesterday? It is definitely one of my favorites and I know it will get used often!  I thought it was the perfect die to use with one of the recent Petroschi Designs by Bianca stamps, named Cardinal. They are gorgeous stamps and so fun to color.

The Card in the Closed Position:

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Opened up:

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And a close up:

Watermarked Photo 3 (2015-09-28-1112)

Here is a diagram of the dies I used; the Gift Card Accordion and Flourish Gift Frame (coming soon) and the Merry Christmas Pop-up (available now).


I also have a diagram of the cuts I made from the various papers. If I say backed with DSA it means to apply ECD Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the cardstock prior to die cutting.

You will need a piece of red cardstock 5 1/2″ by 11″ , olive cardstock 5 1/2″ by 11″, light blue 8 1/2″ by 11″, white cardstock 4 1/4″ by 5″ 1/2″ and a small scrap of red for the “a gift for you”.


  1. Color the cardinal with markers of your choice. I used Copics on mine.
  2. Do all the die cutting as shown/described above.
  3. Put small piece of Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the tabs of the red accordion. Facing the tabs to the right, join the two and snip off the tabs of the second panel. (Hint: watch Karen’s video tutorial for Gift Card Accordion assembly)
  4. Place the two olive pieces that have the gift card slots onto the two pages of the album, making sure to line up the notches perfectly on the second page so a gift card can be added later. Place the solid olive panel onto the first page of the Accordion, covering up the slots and making a layered olive backdrop.
  5. Place the colored Cardinal piece onto the first page and then the “a gift for you” greeting, making sure to place it toward the left so it does not cover up too much of the cardinal.
  6. Remove adhesive backing from 2 of the frames and place them onto the outer frames, lining up with the outside edges for perfect placement. Fold the card into a valley fold.
  7. Put a small piece of double sided tap onto the inner tab of the cardinal page and bring the gift card page over to the tab to connect in the usual fashion. Train the inner rectangles to fold as a mountain fold.
  8. Add the final Flourish Frame to the front of the album.
  9. Using a liquid adhesive put a little bit on the very bottom of the Merry Christmas and adhere to the top right side of the accordion.  Add a gift card to page 2. Your card is now complete  🙂

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today!

Thank you for stopping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Don’t forget to take a peek at Karen’s five brand new dies.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

 Gift Card Accordion

Flourish Gift Frame

Merry Christmas Pop Up (1039)

Cardinal (RS021)

Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″ 270gr/100lb 10 pack (PSF102)

Transparent Double Sided Tape – 101mm (510)

Other Supplies:

Cardstock, Red, Olive, White and Light Blue

Black Dye Ink

Copic Markers

Die Cutting Machine

Liquid adhesive

A Way With Words

Brackets and Watercolours Thanks Card

October 23, 2015

Hi!  It’s Suzanne Cannon here from Quietfire Design with a project using a fun technique that works with almost all A Way With Words dies and Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More dies.

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By die cutting one of the Tags & More decorative inserts on either side of the card you can create brackets that hug and frame the word.  (Each Tags & More die set has several of these decorative overlays.)


1. Form an 8” x 5.5” tent-fold card base from red cardstock.

2.  Cut a 6.75” x 4” panel from watercolour paper.  Die cut a small maple leaf and Thanks from another piece of  watercolour paper. Use a ball stylus to score veins into leaf

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3. Use a wet-in-wet technique to randomly colour the watercolour paper panel, die cut leaf and Thanks with Distress Ink Re-inkers.  Allow to dry.  Curl the leaf with your fingers.

Watercolour_Thanks_4_sig (003)4. Mat the watercolour panel with black cardstock leaving a narrow border.

Watercolour_Thanks_5_sig (003) 5. Cut a 6.5 x 4” (approximate) panel from black cardstock. To create first bracket opening, tape leaves insert die to the left end cardstock with removable tape and die cut. Follow steps 6 – 9 to create the side of the bracket.

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6. Use a soapstone pencil to lightly draw a straight line across the black panel. (Don’t press into the cardstock, the line is temporary and will be removed in step 8.)

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7. Position Thanks  to determine the space you will need to leave for your word.

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8. Using the soapstone pencil mark, align the leaves insert die on the right side of the word.  Use removable tape to hold in place and die cut. It should be the mirror image of the leaves cut in step 5. Use a clean soft rag to wipe off the soapstone pencil mark. Watercolour_Thanks_9_sig (003) 9. If needed, trim the black cardstock panel so that the distance from the leaves and the ends of the rectangle is the same at both sides. Mat the black rectangle on the watercolour panel with foam tape. The final size of the die cut panel is 6.25 x 3.5”.

10. Use the fine pointed scissors and tweezers to cut slivers of foam tape and adhere Thanks between the brackets. Adhere the maple leaf with foam tape, positioning it as shown in the photo so it extends upward at the end of the swirl on the letter ‘k’.

11. Adhere assembled panels to card base with foam tape.

Elizabeth Craft Designs has many Tags & More sets with wonderful decorative inserts that will work really well for this technique.  Here is one using Believe and one of the inserts from Tags & More 9 Sparkle (1077).


Enjoy mixing and matching your A Way With Words dies and any of those versatile Tags & More insert (decorative overlay) dies that make such great brackets!
Happy Creating!




Quietfire Design “Thanks” (1058)

Tags & More 3 – Leaves (953)

Susan’s Garden – Woodland Leaves (1092) 6 piece set

4″ X 9″ Watercolor Paper – 10 pack (WP903)

Susan’s Garden 4pcs. All metal Tool Set in Luxury Case (sku 808)

Fine Pointed Tweezers by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc. (801)

Fine Pointed Scissors by Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inc. (802)

Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape

Other supplies:

T-Square ruler
Soapstone pencil
Foam tape in clear and black
Core’dinations cardstock in black and red
Ranger Distress Inks; Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold

Fabulous Photo Cube

October 22, 2015

Hi, It’s Angela and today I’d like to share a fun project that is perfect to display your fall photos. My friend Nicole and I created a photo cube and she decorated it with her son’s band pictures.

We used Elizabeth Craft Designs alphabet dies to make a title for each picture. This is perfect to keep on your desk at work or to give as a gift. Let me show you how we created the photo cube.

*The cube measures 3×3 inches on each side and the photos were printed and glued to four of the sides.IMG_4885-e1445222032485-225x300


*A black peel-off corner was added to photos.

*Letters were die cut and added to each photo (Band, Logan Elm, Noah, & Pride).

*Ribbon was tied and added to the top of the box.


It’s that simple! With the ECD alphabet dies, you can create any word to customize your project. Give this quick and easy project a try!


Elizabeth Craft Design Products:

967 Alphabet 1 Caps

1075 Alphabet 2 Lower Case

842 Black Corners and Borders Peel-offs

Other Products:

Cube made from chipboard

Black and red cardstock




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