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Have a Magical Day

July 25, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a fairy magical card! I originally had plans to join in the Christmas in July fun and create a Christmas themed card using the Snow Globe die. Instead I used many Elizabeth Craft Design dies to create a magical background for fairies!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the snow globe as shown below. Adhere globe pieces to a light grey card base.

Step 2: Use Adventure Edges and Adventure Edges 2 to create a grassy scene using green pattern paper and cardstock.

Step 3: Continue, to create a background scene. Die cut the sun, clouds and mushroom from Once Upon a Time Accessories

Step 4: Using a variety of colours, die cut Fairy 1. Assemble the pieces together and put the Fairy aside.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Use this to die cut the wings.

Step 6: Die cut the frame of the snow globe, using foam tape, adhere this on top of the first frame.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment on to Kraft card, and adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: Die cut the flowers from Adventure Edges 2, adhere these to the card front. Embellish card front with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the fairy to the card front.

Today’s card is a great way of repurposing Christmas dies – I think If you were to go through your Elizabeth Craft Designs die collection there would be so many other card themes available, that pair up nicely with the Snow Globe die.

Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Coloured Card stock

Kraft Card stock

Black Card Stock




Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

White Washed Crafting

July 24, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a little bit of a festive card using a Christmas die from designer Suzanne Cannon that really could be used year round. However, I am also using one of my favorite crafting techniques leaving the project all white for a touch of crisp elegance. I just love how ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock makes this technique so flawless.

Step One: Die cut two frames from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set for the large frame, and two of the Stitched Indented Square dies for the smaller frame.

Step Two: Using more 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut a third frame and the sentiment from the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set.

Step Three: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the large rectangle frame to an A2 card frame.

Step Four: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the square frame to the card on a diagonal. Trim off excess.

Step Five: Using a liquid adhesive such as Kid Choice Glue, adhere both the ornament frame and the sentiment to the center of the card.

Step Six: Adhere a few white and iridescent sequins to the card frame for more visual interest.

Step Seven: Finish off the project with a few dollops of both Transparent Crystal and White Craft Drops.

I hope you enjoyed this super simply yet elegant project.

Do you ever create in just one color? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team

Kinda Silly, Kinda Awesome

July 22, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today with a fun card I created using my distress oxide sprays and designers Ilse and Charlene‘s line of crafting supplies. This project is super easy and incredibly quick to create, but the bold colors make it still exciting and unique.

Step One: On a piece of trimmed Watercolor Paper, spray a layer of Distress Oxide Spray and let dry. Then splatter more ink in different colors onto the paper and let dry. I used Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg.

Step Two: Spread a thick molding paste through the Mandala stencil onto the background image and let dry.

Step Three: On a second piece of Watercolor Paper, spray a second collection of colors and let dry. I used Iced Spruce and Shabby Shutters. Using the Budding Florals die set, die cut the leaves die two times.

Step Four: On a third piece of trimmed Watercolor Paper, spray a third collection of inks. I used Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg. Let dry. Die cut the floral die from the Budding Florals die set.

Step Five: Trim the background slightly, and using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere it to an A2 card frame.

Step Six: Using trimmed three dimensional tape, adhere the Budding Floral leaves to the background.

Step Seven: Using a liquid adhesive, such as the Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Budding Florals floral onto the card frame onto of the leaves.

Step Eight: On the left over floral background ink, stamp the sentiment from the Words & Layers stamp set. Trim the sentiment and add to the card frame using a three dimensional tape.

Step Nine: For more visual interest, add Craft Drops on the background of the project. I used Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, and Pearl Olive.

I hope you find this project just as fun as I do. Let us know in the comments below what color combinations would you use to create a card like this. Until then, happy crafting.

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Cow’s It Going?

July 18, 2021

Hello friends and welcome back. I have a friend that is feeling a little down in the dumps so I though a lite hearted card might cheer her up. I made this card using Joset’s farm collection which is just adorable.

I cut two barns and joined them together at the top. The cut marks will be on the bottom section so I simply put some clear tape over them, once I add all the other elements to this panel they will not show.

Cut all the pieces that go on the front of the barn, gave them some dirty edges and attach to barn. On the finished card you will notice that some farm items and some hay were added.

Create three cows – I made mine three different colors just for fun because there are no two cows exactly the same.

Add cows and hay to the inside along with a greeting. Using the Life Is Better On The Farm stamp set, stamp Cow’s it going on black cardstock, emboss it in white and added to the card.

Thanks for joining me today and have a crafty week,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Fun with Farm Dies

July 10, 2021

Karen here today! I’m excited to share a few cards I made with the “Life is Better on the Farm” collection of dies and stamps. I’d gone to a class at a craft event several years back where I was going to make a mini-album with all sorts of inked up backgrounds. I didn’t finish the project, but I recently found the pack of backgrounds and decided to have some fun with the farm animals and a few of the “accessory” die sets.

These were the three fun backgrounds that I decided to play with. I love how fun and colorful they are. Note that I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to create all my card bases and all my critters today. Love this cardstock!

With that gorgeous green background, I decided to use the very sweet Sheep die in shades of tan distress inks (Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Ground Espresso. (The cheeks have a teeny bit of Kitsch Flamingo.) I used a piece of ribbon, the Party Accessories Dies and Florals 5 Dies to jazz up this fun birthday card. The sentiment is from the Life is Better on the Farm Sentiment Stamps and is cut out with a Stitched Circles die, framed with a Fitted Circles die.

My “howdy” stamp is made with the REALLY sweet Donkey dies, colored with Kitsch Flamingo, Walnut Stain and Antique Linen Distress Inks. The hat is from the Hats set and is colored with Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and a Y26 Copic marker. Eek, I love him! The sunflowers are colored with Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and are in the Farm Accessories dies. Again, on this card, I used the Life is Better on the Farm Stamps.

And WHAT could be cuter than a farmer roasting a hot dog?! Of course, the fellow is cut with the Farmer die. His skin tones are Copics E000, E00, R21 and R4 (lips). The clothes are Faded Denim, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot, and Antique Linen. His grey hair is colored with Hickory Smoke. The hot dog, stick and fire can be found in the Camping Accessories. They are colored Vintage Photo, Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed and an E11 Copic (hot dog). The Tree die was also used on this card (I just used a piece of it…) Again, the sentiment is from the Life is Better on the Farm Set.

That’s it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Inks, Copics, Backgrounds and colored cardstock

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Clean and simple cards with basic dies

July 9, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with another guest design team project. This card idea originated from a wish to have a die that could cut chevron type backgrounds, which I didn’t own. But then I figured, I actually could use my existing dies to create a chevron pattern as a card background. And while I die cut the “chevrons”, I had plenty of pieces left to create two more fun cards. So one basic idea led to a set of cards that I’m quite happy with.

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I first die cut “frames” with the Stitched Rectangles die set by using the largest and the third largest die from the set. This way I had a bigger frame than if I had used the next to largest with the biggest size. I picked yummy, summery pastel cardstock for die cutting. I also kept the stitched rectangle pieces for later. You will see how I used them on the two cards to follow.
Step 2: After die cutting the frames I then took a card base and arranged the corners onto it in such manner, that they formed a “chevron” and marked the edges with a pencil. This way it was easier to know where to cut later. After that I just adhered the piece onto the card base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Out of each frame I got two bigger parts for the chevron pattern and I also saved the smaller ones for the lower and the higher corners. So for this size of a card you only need 4 frames in total.

Step 3: After adhering all the corners onto the card base I took the Planner Essentials 21 “Note Pieces” set and die cut a focal point for the card from black cardstock.

Step 4: I then added a stamped and embossed sentiment using the Planner Essentials “Remember” stamp set with neon green embossing powder. After that I just adhered the sentiment with 3D foam onto the card to create more texture and interest. For finishing touches I added a few craft drops for decor. The residue pieces then let to the second card:

For this one I did the following steps with the residue papers I had left over from my first card:

Step 1 to 3: I placed the stitched rectangle cardstock pieces onto my die cutting machine and places a stitched oval die onto the middle of them and die cut 4 pieces to create the oval background piece for the next card. After that I took a leftover strip of the light blue cardstock and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto it and die cut two “Budding Florals” for the card.

I then adhered the flowers on place, applied some liquid adhesive and loose golden glitter onto the upper area of the buds and let that dry. After the adhesive was dry, I just tabbed the residue glitter off. For the sentiment I used the General Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder and a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with the Fitted Fishtail dies. Very easy, but still very colorful thanks to the multi-colored background piece. This then led to my last card project:

For this card I used the final stitched rectangle pieces, as shown in the steps here:

Step 1 to 3: I arranged the leftover pieces from the previous card onto the card base and cut them into size so that they filled the whole background. Then I die cut a focal piece from white cardstock using the Stitched Circles die cut die. I stamped and embossed a sentiment (using General Sentiments) and florals (using the Spring Fling stamp set) and golden as well as light green and pink embossing powders.

After embossing I inked the circle light yellow with Distress Ink. Next I die cut a piece of golden glitter carstock with the Scalloped stitched circle die to place under the sentiment piece and finished the focal piece off with some Fitted Fishtail dies.

So one idea led to a set of three fun cards and I basically worked with the same paper pieces from start to finish. Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at your basic dies to use them in a little different way! I´d love to see what kind of ideas you come up with. Wishing you a fabulous July and see you again next month with another card idea!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pink, black, light green, yellow and blue cardstock
Embossing powder by Ranger and American Crafts
Golden glitter cardstock
3D foam squares
Heat tool – Ranger
Loose golden glitter

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Koala Sentiment Background

July 8, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a card featuring not only Joset’s sweet Koala die set but most of the sentiment stamps from the Bear Hugs stamp set. There are so many wonderful sentiments on this stamp set it is difficult to pick just one, so instead I created a background using them all.

Step One: In a stamping platform line up in a pattern the sentiments from the Bear Hugs sentiment stamp set into a block. Using a light blue ink, stamp the pattern onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Slide the cardstock over and stamp the pattern again onto a clean section of paper.

Step Three: Slide the cardstock down, letting it hang out of the stamping platform, and stamp the pattern.

Step Four: Repeat step two and three until the whole piece of paper is inked.

Step Five: Die cut the cardstock using the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Six: Using the same ink you stamped with, blend it around the edges of an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Adhere the die cut sentiment cardstock to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Eight: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the piece of the Koala die set.

Step Nine: Color the die cut piece with alcohol markers. I used my copics.

Step Ten: Using a liquid adhesive, assemble the Koala die set.

Step Eleven: Adhere the the Koala to the card frame, centering him onto of all the sentiments.

I hope you find my project as absolutely cute as I do. It was really fun to make, and I can’t wait to create a new one with a different sentiment stamp set.

Which stamp set would yo use to create your own sentiment background? Let us know in the comments. Until then, happy crafting.

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Masculine graduation cards

July 7, 2021

Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team project. For today’s cards I created a set of two masculine, clean and simple, graduation cards. As my son finished high school level and exams this June, I need a nice card for his graduation festivities.

I used woodgrain patterned paper and instead of flowers, just leaves to add a special touch to the card. Also, the leaves are done out of Shimmer Sheets, to add just a touch of festivity to the card. Here is how the card is done:

Step 1: Take light blue Soft Finish Cardstock and using the Summer Fun Sentiments stamp set and grey Distress Oxide stamp ink, stamp the sentiment “well done” onto the carstock.

Step 2: Next die cut a piece of woodgrain paper using the Stitched Rounded Rectangles die cut die and then stamp “I´m so proud of you” with black stamp ink onto it using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set.

Step 3: Take a darker blue toned cardstock to mat the stamped cardstock strip. This will make the stamped element stand out more from the background. Then adhere the pieces onto the cardbase.

Step 4: Take a piece of Shimmer Sheet and apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet onto it. Now run the sheet thru your die cutting machine, but don´t die cut the image thru (don´t use a metal plate in your die cutting machine). This way you will get an embossed image. Next take your precision scissors and cut around the edges of the “embossed” image.

Step 5: Adhere everything on place and add some faux stitching around the edges to finish off the card. Optionally you can also add a few Craft Drops for decor or leave the card as it is. You now have a easy-to-mail, flat, yet decorative, masculine card done.

Since I had all the products alraedy on my desk, I also did a second card using the same basic idea and the same products, but modified the idea a little. This is a great way to strech one basic idea and make several variations of it at once. Besides, it is always good to have a card or two for just in case as backup!

I hope I could inspire you to create masculine clean-and-simple styled cards yourself! See you again next month with another card tutorial. Until then, wishing you a lovely June.

Happy crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sizzix Big Shot A4
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic block for stamping
Hero Arts Black Chalkboard stamp ink
3D adhesive foam

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Love You – Fairy Much!

June 30, 2021

Karen here today. I am sharing a card today that I made with the Fairy 1 die. I love the sweet “Once Upon a Time” release from Joset! The sentiments that go with it are very sweet.

To create this card, I cut an 8-1/2″x11″ sheet of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock in half and folded it to create a top-fold cardbase. Then I cut a piece of pink cardstock at 4″x5-1/4″ and another piece of Soft Finish Cardstock at 3-3/4″x5″ for the card front.

I cut the pieces of the Fairy 1 dieset with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I usually lay them all out in order to help me figure out what needs to be colored with which colors. I then colored this sweet fairy with Copic markers as follows:

  • Skin: E000, E01, R20 (for blusher)
  • Eyes: C7
  • Mouth: R4
  • Dress and shoes: R81, R83, YG13, YG17
  • Wings: YG00
  • Hair: Y23, Y26
  • Wand: E23, Y26

I used the Once Upon a Time Sentiments and the Stitched Hexagon Dies in varying sizes. I figured out what sizes by simply laying them out. (Note that once I got the pieces all ready to lay down, I moved things around just a bit!)

In assembling the card, I added some twine wrapped around the white piece and a couple jewels near the sentiment. That’s all! Fun and easy. Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Twine, pink and patterned cardstock, Copics, black ink

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Wishing you Oceans of Joy

June 27, 2021

Hello and Welcome! Samantha here, and today I wanted to share a simple technique that I love to use to create larger backgrounds with smaller background stamps. I’ve picked a stamp set that goes perfectly with the Mermaid die so I hope its something you try out yourself!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Stamp the scalloped imaged from Background Stamp 3 onto a white card front measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm.

Step 2: Stamp the image again onto masking paper.

Step 3: Fussy cut the masked imaged, remove the adhesive backing sheet and adhere it to the first stamped image.

Step 4: Position the Scalloped image above the masked area and stamp the image using a different ink colour.

Step 5: Remove the mask.

Step 6: Place the mask over the last stamped scallop image and repeat steps 4 and 5 until the card front is completely stamped.

Step 7: Use a variety of coloured card stock to die cut the Mermaid die. Assemble the mermaid and adhere to the card front.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment.

Step 9: Embellish the card front with sequins, and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by for today’s tutorial – I hope you try this technique out! It’s a lot of fun creating your own background and there’s many Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps you can try it with.

Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Masking Paper

Pink/White/Cream/Blue Card stock

Corrugated Blue Card



Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

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