Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – March 2018

March 20, 2018

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team are back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge … Are you ready?!?!?

Our challenge this month is …..

Frame It – There are so many options to include frames when we are creating either cards, scrapbook layouts or home decor items. For our challenge this month please include a frame of some type when creating your project.

Earlier this year we released two new dies designed by ModaScrap called Happy Frames and Happy Frames XL that some of our Design Team members have used for this month’s challenge. Els shared a Technique Friday with Els a few weeks ago showing how to use these dies. You can find it here.

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 either on the Facebook Giveaway post or this blog post below and answer this question: What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and Facebook.

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.

To start us off today we have Tanja Kabel who created a mixed media frame. She used the Happy Frame and Pair of Leaves 2 die sets and Rick Black Soft Finish Cardstock.


Suzanne Cannon is next with a gorgeous pink card. She chose A Way With Words – Flourished Oval Frame; Garden Notes – Rose 2 dies sets and A Way With Words – A Bit of Fragrance Collection Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock was also used on this card.

Sandy Diller created this sweet framed bunny, a perfect gift for Easter. She  used Happy Frame, Spring Basket, Bunny, Words 1 – Celebrate, Fitted Ovals, and Adventure Edges die sets along with Color My Easter Eggs Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Unconventional Christmas Patterned Paper Pack.

Christine Pooler created a floral birthday frame for us. She used the Happy Frame, Garden Notes – Primrose 1, Garden Notes – Leafy  Berry Branch 1, Garden Notes – Ostrich Fern, and Corners 1 die sets plus White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Samantha Klaebe created not one but two Easter Cards. She used the Entwined Egg die set, Spring Sentiments Clear Stamp set and the Bouquet Embossing Folder as well as Velvet Adhesive Sheets.

Above is Samantha Klaebe‘s second card for the challenge. It uses the same supplies as her first one with flowers and bows arranged in a different way .

Karen Nofziger has glammed up a cheap frame from Ikea to turn it into a dry-erase message board. To create this project Karen has used the Happy Frame die set along with Color My Flowers Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and Circles Background Clear Stamp. ModaScrap Thinking About Polinesia Pattern Paper Pack was also used on this project.

Elena Anderson has created a fun shadow box for our challenge today. To create her project Elena has used Happy Frame XL and Flying High die sets along with the Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp set.  Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Rich Black and Through the Lens Wood Paper were also used on this project.

EK Gorman has created a bright and cheery framed card for our challenge today. To create her project EK has used the Vintage Balloon Race; Garden Scene (to create the actual frame); and Stitched Squares die sets along with the Earth & Sky; Snowstorm & Mounds Stencils. Cool  Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and Soft Finish Cardstock in White; Whisper Blue and Dove Gray were also used on this card.

Kelly Booth has created this gorgeous floral card for her challenge. To create her card Kelly has used Garden Notes – Lilac; Dotted Scallop Ovals; Fitted Ovals; Garden Notes – Bugs and Butterfly and Words Set 2 – Thinking of You die sets.  White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Fly and Scrap Patterned Paper Pack and Prills were also used on this card.

Selma Stevenson has created an extra thick frame by stacking two frames on top of each other. To create her card Selma has used Happy Frame XL; Garden Notes – Lily 2; Garden Notes – Dogwood 2; Garden Notes – Maidenhair Fern; Garden Notes – Ostrich Fern; Trio of Leaves; Garden Notes – Ivy Vine; Valentines Edges and Garden Scene die sets. Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Silver Gray; Silk Microfine Glitter in Teal; Sea Glass; Dark Mint and Lavender Ice were also used on this card.

Marilyn Scheller created this super cute framed dog scene card. To create her card Marilyn has used Dashing Squares die set and the Puppies Clear Stamp set.

Laura Gilhuly has a beautifully decorated frame for us today. To create this frame Laura has used the Happy Frame; Flowers Lace Frame and Poinsettia die sets. ModaScrap Xmas Vintage Patterned Paper Pack; Wood Effect Patterned Paper Pack and Silk Microfine Glitter were also used on this project.

Katelyn Grosart created this ‘beautiful’ frame which looks so real. To create this art piece Katelyn has used Happy Frame; Celebration Flags; Stitched Rectangles; Stitched Squares; Stitched Fishtail Banners and A Way With Words – Amazing Beautiful die sets. White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Wood Effect; Under the Sea and Sea World Patterned Paper Packs were also used on this piece.

Frances Byrne created a framed wall art piece for our challenge today. To create her project Frances used Happy Frame; Butterfly Aperture; Garden Notes – Leafy Branch 1 and A Way With Words – Soar die sets along with A Way With Words – Soar Collection Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock & ModaScrap Paper Patterned Packs in Fly & Scrap and Magic Mountain were also used.

Ekaterina Oleynik also created a framed art piece for today’s challenge. To create her project Ekaterina has used Happy Frame and Puzzle Heart die sets; Love Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper Pack was also used on this project.

Luciana Telesca has also created a framed art piece for today’s challenge. To create this project Luciana has used Happy Frame and Garden Scene die sets along with White Soft  Finish Cardstock.

Emilia van den Heuvel has created a fun glittery frame  for our challenge. To create this frame Emilia has used Happy Frame XL; Large Flower Set; Small Flower Set; Trio of Leaves; Stitched Squares; Words 2 – Thinking of You and Words 4 – Remember die sets as well as the Circles Background Clear Stamp. Soft Finish Cardstock in White and from the Timeless Collection as well as Silver Silk Microfine Glitter were also used on this project.

Sara Torzullo has created a fun project using for our frame challenge. To create her project Sara has used Happy Frame and Dashing Circles die sets along with Laundry Party Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and Garden Party Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock and Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter were also used to create this.

Our final card for our challenge was created by Siqi Zhou. Siqi has used Dashing Rectangles; Large Flower Set; Small Flower Set and Words Set 4 – Remember die sets. White Soft Finish Cardstock was also used to create this card.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to create some Easter themed cards. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.

If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners  will be announced here on our blog on Friday, March 23rd.

Happy Creating!


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  • Anita Braddock March 22, 2018 at 10:59 am

    How cool is this givaway I love all the dies and I would use the shadow box die set to frame I have that set and mad a wedding card for our Daughter and new Son-in-law. That die has so many probabilities. I love all the Amazing projects so many ideas to use. thanks for the chance to win

  • Bryana Ortiz March 22, 2018 at 6:55 am

    So much talent and inspiration!!!
    I’d like to have what’s needed to
    create that beautiful project of
    Elena’s!!! I just got a job as a
    flight attendant, how appropriate!!
    ?. Thx for sharing!!!!

  • Dana Bennett March 22, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I’d get everything to make the
    framed picture that Elena
    designed!! My daughter just
    got a job as a Flight Attendant
    and she’d adore that project
    as I do!!! Thx for sharing
    these wonderful projects!!!
    Dana from Quebec❤️???

  • Erin Mckenzie-christensen March 21, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    My favourite is the happy frame and also any and all of the shapes which can be turned into frames my favorite by the design team is the butterfly by frances burne its gorgeous

  • Lisa Lesshafft March 21, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    All the cards were such inspiration. So many great ideas with all the lovely cards. I would love to be able to use Garden Scene for some wonderfal cards. I think this would make such lovely layouts. Thank you again for all the inspiration you have shown here.

  • Hermelinda March 21, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    What to frame? Anything, be it a card, scrapbook page or a picture. I have a team of co-workers that enjoy making cards with me and Elizabeth’s designs (dies) make beautiful cards and home decor. I’ve already framed several designs and a picture of our team of card makers. The frame dies made it easy to make a quick frame in various sizes to meet my design needs.

  • Lisa Enos March 21, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Awesome cards. I would frame the gift wrapped stamps and dies.

  • Norma Bartlett March 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I would have to say the bunny die set. I am in love with it. I tried to order it with my last order, but it was out of stock. I just got a message that it’s back in stock now so I better hurry and get it before it’s gone again. Thanks !! ❤?

  • Jenny Smith March 21, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful projects. I think I would love to use the Vintage Balloons, Moda Scrap Magic Mountain paper for the background and the stitched square frames to make a beautiful card that will carry me away to a place of dreaming.

  • Stacey Kapu March 21, 2018 at 1:48 am

    All of these cards are amazing. I would love to use the Joset Spring set so perfect for Easter! thanks so much for the chance!

  • YVETTE WILLIAMS March 21, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Either the garden set or the Vintage Balloon set would make beautiful shadow box cards or layouts.

  • Vivian C. March 20, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Fabulous inspiration with this innovative new product. I love the cute bunny scene by Sandy. I would choose the bunny to frame up for a fun Easter decoration.

  • Kathy Ferguson March 20, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Your designers are amazing. I loved seeing all the different creations, The floral cards were very elegant and the Easter cards are as cute as they can be! Thanks for sharing all this terrific work.

  • Marge Gorsuch March 20, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I really like the puzzle heart as a frame. These are all beautiful.

  • Bryana Ortiz March 20, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I’d love to frame lots of
    flowers and foliage. Maybe
    in the vase die. Thx for
    sharing all these amazing
    projects!! Everyone is so
    talented!! I adore all the
    new releases too!!!

  • Dana Bennett March 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    This answer’s easy! I love butterflies so
    I’d use the Butterfly Aperture in a frame
    just as Kelly’s done!! Thx for sharing all
    these gorgeous projects!!!
    Dana from Quebec

  • Rhea March 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I think these frames are such a great idea. So many of these cards are beautiful works of art it seems so appropriate to have them framed.

  • Brenda Turner March 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    These are all beautiful. I would like to make either a garden scene with the frame or something with the dogwood, lilacs and a berry spray.

  • Amy Cooley March 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    The Entwined Circle Die would make a beautiful frame for a card.

  • Liz Hahn March 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    the Happy Frame XL is what I would use to frame.

  • Martha March 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I love the scalloped stitched ovals and rectangles and would use them on cards to frame any of the lovely Garden Notes dies.

  • Janet Gundrum March 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I’d keep to traditional and used Stitched Rectangles, but I think the Stars might be interesting.

  • Michelle March 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my gosh, what wonderful designs these ladies shared with us. I would like to have the Happy Frame with lots of Susan”s Garden attached.

  • Barbara Carlson March 20, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    The oval flourish die or the stitched rectangles would be wonderful

  • Gilda (McStamper) March 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I would choose the Happy Frame. Love the way Sandy used it with the layered ovals.Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration.

  • Sheryl D. March 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    The Happy Frame!! So versatile and gives a finished looked. I love them!

  • Debbie DeCamp March 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I love the way Selma Stevenson did the frame. The Winter/Spring saying is a perfect finishing touch and the colors are so delicate looking, making them look real!

  • Vicki Etheridge March 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just love what Kelly Booth and Laura Gilhuly created. That picture in Laura’s looks like the beach in my hometown. Beautiful! I honestly think I could use any of ECD dies to frame and they would be just perfect. Thanks for the great inspiration and the opportunity to win!

  • Janet Swain March 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I would love to use the Happy Frame both sizes. I would frame cards to put on my desk at work.
    Love all of your ideas

  • Janet Swain March 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    I love the Happy Frame both sizes. I would love to use it to frame cards to put on my desk at work. LOVE all of the ideas that are shown. It is a must have!

  • Virginia Ellison March 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    All are very pretty and the possibilities are endless. I love the garden pics and scenes (using the Garden Scene or Flying High).

  • Alania March 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful creations. I would make some using Susan’s Garden Geranium, Garden notes Bugs & Butterflies and/or Lady bubs.

  • Tandara Smith March 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Would love to use the Happy Frame. The possibilities are endless. Thank you Design Team for sharing., everything is super inspiring.

  • Sue D March 20, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I think it would be fun to use the postage stamp square dies for framing.

  • Carla Hundley March 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely cards and I would
    like to use Woodland Pals
    as a framing set. So cute.
    Carla from Utah

  • Marjorie Estey March 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I would do the garden scene with the hanging bird houses. Very cute. All the projects were lovely.

  • Stacey Kowbel March 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I love the puzzle heart die, so I would probably use it to frame a sentiment on a card. So many great projects from the DT!

  • Teresa Selby March 20, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Love the garden scene and the picture frame. Thanks for an opportunity to have a chance to win a gift from you all. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  • Janet Cobb March 20, 2018 at 11:36 am

    The Flourished Oval Frame with the Hope and awareness ribbon dies for cards for cancer warriors.

  • Roxy Jones March 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Really like the Flourished Oval – but tend to use ovals/rectangles with edges or patterns more than any other – especially if there are sets and can layer them. Always great designs from you

  • Ishani March 20, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I am so glad to have come across your blog. I have in my hands – fashions stamp set and dies (they just arrived yesterday)! I am gonna use them .. may be a frame to show a wardrobe/almirah?

  • Sophia M. March 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I love to use the dashing squares and circles. Oh, and the flourished oval. Love it!

  • Nadine Wallen March 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

    What wonderful designs! I would love to try and make one. Love Elizabeth craft products !

  • Tosha March 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

    It would have to be the Happy Frames…both sizes! I was impressed when they first came out, more so now after all the wonderful creations I’ve seen using them. I have a collage of pictures I would love to modernize, these dies would help.

  • DARLENE March 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    All of these cards are so cute# I especially love the one with using Happy Frame and Garden Scene – so Spring-like!

  • Denise Bryant March 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I’d make a pretty Easter card and frame a scene I’d create with the Spring Basket die set!

  • DARLENE RYLAND March 20, 2018 at 10:19 am

    All of these cards are so cute! I especially love the scene using the Happy Frame and Garden Scene – so Spring-like !

  • Joan Frantzen March 20, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I would use Happy Frame to make scenes for cards.

  • Theresa March 20, 2018 at 8:59 am

    They are all stunning, and so inspirational! Thanks ,all, for sharing your prodigious talents

  • kathy krug March 20, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Wonderful inspiration from the design team. So many styles and dies were used.

  • kathy krug March 20, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Fabulous inspiration from the design team. so many different styles and dies were used.

  • Lagene March 20, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Gorgeous projects ladies! I think the Flowers Lace Frame would make a gorgeous frame!

  • Karen Erickson March 20, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I would make a frame with butterflies ?!!
    Put it up in my classroom! My kids love butterflies and we are learning about the lives recycle of the Monarch now, just had one come out yesterday!!

  • Joan Frantzen March 20, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I would use the Happy Frame to create scenes.

  • Berina Febin March 20, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I love the flourished frame! I think it’ll be perfect for framing elegant flowers! All the cards are stunning! The lilac card is stunning! I love the lilies and the dogwood too! So pretty.

  • SUSAN ARMSTRONG March 20, 2018 at 6:03 am

    My favorite place to shop. Especially love Susans Garden Club. Can’t wait to see you all in Irving, Tx this weekend at the Scrapbook show.

  • karen wade March 20, 2018 at 5:26 am

    I want to use the frames to make an Easter card, have the bunny going into the rabbit hole. blue sky, trees and grass. maybe a few lil eggs

  • Patricia Sakrismo March 20, 2018 at 5:14 am

    All very gorgeous. My favorite is the lilac card. The lilacs are amazing!

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