Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – June

June 20, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the Coloring Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our Challenge this month is ….. Clean & Simple Card Set – create a set of three Clean &  Simple cards. Select a stamp set and use a different image from this set on each of the cards. Each card includes one colored image and a sentiment.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; a pack of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and a pack of White 100lb 8.5″ x 11″ Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Describe your crafting style.

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 23, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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 and will open up in a new window.

Clean & Simple by Frances Byrne

Frances Byrne starts us off this month with three cute cards using the Krista Schneider Bird-day Party Clear Stamp and Coordinating die set. Frances used Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Sunflower, Brick Red and Misty Mauve as well as ModaScrap papers from the Thinking About Polinesia and Thinking About Rio De Janiro Paper Packs. She used the Fishtail Borders die set from Els van de Burgt Studio to create the angle on the papers. For the sentiment she chose Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles.

CAS Card by Karen Nofziger

Karen Nofziger created a “Thanks” set of Clean and Simple Cards using Krista Schneider’s Row Houses Clear Stamps and Coordinating dies. For the circle layers Karen used the Stitched Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. The cards were created using White Soft Finish Cardstock with patterned paper layers from the ModaScrap Thinking About … Rio de Janeiro 12 x 12 Paper Pack. She added the “Thanks” sentiment from Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamps.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum created her three Clean and Simple cards using White Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her cards Tina used the Krista Schneider Feathered Friends Clear Stamp set, layering this to her carda using squares die cut with the Stitched Squares and Dotted Scallop Squares from Els van de Burgt Studio. To finish off her cards she added a sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps set from Joset Designs.

Kelly Booth created a set of adorable baby cards on White Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her cards Kelly used the Krista Schneider Zoo Babies Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies. For the sentiment she chose the Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Anita Kejriwal created this yummy (but no-calorie!) set of cards using the Krista Schneider Teatime Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies. Anita also used the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and ModaScrap Color of Puppies Boy Patterned Paper Pack.


Elena Anderson created this fun nature-themed set of cards using the Krista Schneider Woodland Pals Clear Stamp set and the Joset Designs Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp set. To create the layers Elena used the Stitched Rectangles die set from Els van de Burgt Studio. She also incorporated Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Manly Man 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack.

Selma Stevenson created the cute set of cards above using the Krista Schneider Dreamers Clear Stamp set and coordinating dies. Selma also used the Dotted Scallop Ovals; Dotted Scallop Squares and Fitted Squares from Els van de Burgt Studio. The sentiments on all three cards are from Joset Designs Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp set. She chose Soft Finish Cardstock in White, Sunflower, Perfect Purple and Ladybug Red, too.

Melanie Smith created a delicious set of cards using the Krista Schneider Teatime Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. To create the layers on her cards Melanie used the Stitched Squares and Dotted Scallop Squares from Els van de Burgt Studio. The background on each of these cards is one of the papers from the ModaScrap Cucina with Love Patterned Paper Pack.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Coloring Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to create some Clean and Simple Cards of your own. 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, June 23rd.

Happy Stamping!

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  • Reply Donna Jo June 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I love to mainly make cards that are elegant, lots of swirls and layering of open die cuts. But I also like to make whimsical cards. I guess it really depends on who the person is that is getting the card 🙂

  • Reply Heather Tkacz June 23, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Love the little guys- crafting style? – eclectic

  • Reply gail June 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

    love the simply designs-cute!

  • Reply Janet Fulcher June 23, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I love the cards. My style, well, I would have to say floral. I love making cards with flowers of all kinds. I do make others too, but most of my cards have flowers on them.

  • Reply Kathy S June 23, 2017 at 4:23 am

    My crafting style is following the pattern. My creativity is limited to connect-the-dots so I copy the cards I see on the internet using my supplies. I then get cards with different designs and patterns but I know they will not be cluttered or mismatched.

  • Reply Sue Hansard June 23, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I have been making cards for over 20 years. Scrapbook supplies were very limited at the beginning, so those cards and my scrapbooks were quite primitive and simple. With so many products out there, I began to make more complex cards and scrapbook pages. But my heart and mind longed to go back to the clean and simple cards. I’m very happy having my die cut machine and many dies, they make creating a simple card so much easier! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

  • Reply Becca Yahrling June 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I’m not so sure I have a style. I do like quick & simple. But I want to try so many different products, that nothing comes out as a cohesive style. Love everyone’s cute cards! I need to get Feathered Friends – so cute.

  • Reply Lori L June 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    My style is laid back and simple. I don’t like my cards or scrap book pages looking too busy. Love all of the card ideas, dies and stamps shown!
    I have just recently discovered your company and it is a favorite!

  • Reply Cheryl June 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

    I like clean cards as well but love creating different card bases that have a wow factor. I absolutely love paper on paper with no stamping or other embellishments.

  • Reply Kathy June 21, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I use the “scrapbooking” style mostly, using dies and fussy cut shapes. Love bright colors

  • Reply Nichole Wade June 21, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I don’t really have a style. I jump all over trying different techniques. But if I had to pick, I’d say bright and bold cards.

  • Reply Angelila June 21, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I love simple clean colorful cards. I am just starting out love useing your dies they are to work with.

  • Reply Diane Lynne Clemen June 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I[d like to think that my crafting style is like thinking out-of-the box, in that it’s different. I love layering cardstock and lots of embellishments. But at the same time, I rarely make a card that is not a pop-up, a unique fold or an interactive card. All of these have been greatly received by family and friends. I recently made a black, white and silver exploding box for a bridal shower that I am still getting emails about.

  • Reply Crystal Williams June 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

    All of these cards are just beautiful. This is my style clean and simple, although I’m venturing out and trying new things in scrapbooking and card making. Well Done to All!

  • Reply Marie June 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I love the look and simplicity of these cards. But by the time I am done making a card it is very detailed; and sometimes I
    even decorate the back. I just can’t help myself.

  • Reply Kat June 21, 2017 at 6:54 am

    I make cards from the haert. No two the same and not too fussy. I tend to go for cute, simple and pretty vice detailed and textures. I love trying new techniques and colors.
    Live the variety of cards made by this set and the designers!

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore June 21, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Fun seeing these CAS cards done with same stamp sets but different images. I enjoy creating a variety of styles….sometimes clean and simple….sometimes “creatively cluttered.” It all depends on my mood, time and
    stamps or supplies used. Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome prize package! 🙂

  • Reply Annie June 21, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Love these sets of cards. My crafting style is making things simple with something pop up with dimensions which usually are flowers.

  • Reply Beverly Sizemore June 21, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Loved seeing all these cards….simple and using a different stamp from the same set. I enjoy creating a “mixed bag” of styles. It all depends on my mood and whatever stamps/supplies I’m using… sometimes it’s clean and simple but sometimes
    it is “creatively cluttered.” (Wink.)

  • Reply Liz H. June 21, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I am NOT clean & simple. I am more Layered and Detailed, and put way too much time into each card. Most of them are created for specific people, and my history with them. Love these new Stamp and Die sets though. I am AMAZED at the differences each of the designers came up with in techniques and color palettes on their challenge cards. Kudos to them all.

  • Reply Renee Wagner June 21, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I am a person that likes quick and clean cards since I am usually last minute. Your videos have helped me tremendously with this:)

  • Reply Linda C June 21, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Most of my craft designs are simple but colorful.

  • Reply Linda C June 21, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I love to craft simple colorful cards.

  • Reply Jan D., FL June 21, 2017 at 5:17 am

    I definitely like a clean look…not simple since I like dimension and an array of elements. I try to keep an open mind and try new techniques so I don’t get into a rut.

    Cute dies and stamps….TFS

  • Reply Jennifer Showyin June 21, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for the ideas and examples of beautiful cards – simple is best in my book! With maybe a little bling added!

  • Reply Arianna Barbara June 21, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Wow! beautiful cards and prizes!!!
    My crafting style is very simple because I’m still a newbie. I would love to be good to make pop-up and interactive cards . They’re so cool!!!

  • Reply Helen S June 21, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Love all these simple designs – I may have to design this type as well. My cards are designed with lots of dimension.

  • Reply Cheryl Cain June 21, 2017 at 3:19 am

    I love the clean and simple style, I had to learn to love the “white” space. At first I thought my cards looked naked, over time I saw that in most cases less is better. The designs from these crafters are beautiful, I see stamp sets I need to buy!

  • Reply Christine Smith June 21, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Love all these cards! You have such a talented design team and such awesome products! My style varies – I love making messy, inky pieces but there again I also enjoy making clean and simple cards too! Wherever my mind takes me on any particular day! xxx

  • Reply Carmela June 21, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Love the cards! I am developing my card making skills and I seem to be drawn to clean and simple.

  • Reply Frann Rosenblum June 21, 2017 at 1:55 am

    All of these cards are wonderful! My style wavers up and back from clean and simple to interactive, florals and realistic scenes. I rarely make a card without using dies.

  • Reply Norma Bartlett June 21, 2017 at 1:30 am

    I like making specialty cards with layers, pop-ups, different folding techniques & always embellishments. If I can put some movement in them that’s also a bonus.

  • Reply Veronica Kinzett June 21, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Hi I think that the three cards by Elena Anderson are clean and bright and cute

  • Reply Lizzie June 21, 2017 at 1:19 am

    I think there is no word for my crafting style. I love making lots of different kinds of card and love trying new techniques. At the moment I love making cards with doodle blooms and cute animals. I have already made lots of cards using your cute owl die cut set.

  • Reply Johanna Cordier June 21, 2017 at 12:17 am

    I love a mixed bag of cards to do. I love to try and experiment new ones, do the old ones. Try my hand at all. It keeps it interesting and fun.

  • Reply Linda Kaufman June 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Hi, my style is clean and simple with a “wow” factor. Your products definitely help me get there! Elizabeth, it was GREAT meeting you in St. Paul a couple of weeks ago!!! Hopefully we’ll meet again!

  • Reply Erin McKenzie-Christensen June 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I like creating pop up cards or special folds like accordion cards and cards with scenes

  • Reply Holly F June 20, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    My crafting style is messy! By that I mean I have stuff out all over the place when I make my cards! But at then end of the day I think my cards turn out elegant or sophisticated

  • Reply Murrelet June 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Beautiful cards! I enjoy making elegant, clean and simple cards, with the occasional splash of color from mixed media.

  • Reply Terri Clarno June 20, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I love cards! I can’t wait to try them.

  • Reply Ramona Simpson June 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I really like these simple easy cards that still convey a message and make you smile. My style is fancy folds and layers. I love to make cards that are different and sometimes challenging but turn out beautiful (or at least to me they are).

  • Reply Sherry norte June 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Really cute cards. Some are so simple but still really nice cards.

  • Reply Cindy Wilson June 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    These cards are so clean and simple looking. My style can be be described as erratic. I love mixed media, trying out different methods like z cards, cascade, pop up easel etc and I love hand painting on cards.

  • Reply Christine Kosmak June 20, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    A whole bunch of cute and inspiring cards! I’m not sure that I actually have a “crafting style” when it comes to cards. I do like to experiment and play with all of the elements – colours, papers, stamps, embellies etc to see what goes with what and what I can mix and match!

  • Reply Eileen R June 20, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    My style is CAS and I absolutely LOVE every single one of these cards. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

  • Reply Karen Culpepper June 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I love card and tag making. I love shabby chic, grunge, but mostly florals. Most of the time it depends on the the person I am making the card for, the season, or occasion the card is for.

  • Reply lynda June 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Love getting new ideas for card making have learned so much

  • Reply Marie-Helene Guay June 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    My crafting style is colorfull. I love bright colors, cute stamps, and bring a smile to the person i give the card to. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Barb macaskill June 20, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I know it sounds weird but my style is vintage mixed with a little modern and mixed media! Gotta have some bling and shimmery shine to finish it off! Eclectic and fun is a good way to describe it I guess! 😁

  • Reply Crescendo Lobdell June 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I love cards with cute or sarcastic sentiments. I love humor and they are usually very colorful to match my personality.

  • Reply Linda Correa June 20, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I’m a tropical girl from Florida. I love floral design for all my paper crafts. I do love these little stamp sets

  • Reply Christine Ascoli June 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    My style, whatever you call it, it’s eclectic to me!
    Loved the designer’s cards; simple, yet stunning!

  • Reply Laraine Randall June 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Awesome cards! Not sure what my style is! I love layers, interactive cards & color.

  • Reply karen wade June 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I don’t think I really have a style, depends on the person some days I feel elegant, then other day just fun and funny. just making cards makes me happy. some days i’m in my craft room all day and it feels like minutes.

  • Reply Jackie Peduzzi June 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Really beautiful cards! I would like to do more clean and simple cards but they usually don’t turn out that way. I love lots of layers, textures and embellishments. I easily get carried away. Would love to be one of the lucky winners!

  • Reply Noel Chandler June 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I have recently gotten into Art Deco I love the elegance and glamour. I like to incorporate unusual objects into my designs. One of my favorites was a motorcycle card I made. I rummaged around and found a pair of earrings I had made many years ago in my own motorcycle days. I used one of those earrings on the card. Still one of my favorite cards. The recipient asked me to frame it! Thank all of you for your wonderful ideas! I’m new to stamping and dies and am overwhelmed by everything.

  • Reply Ellyn Stephens June 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I like to try different techniques with my cards…currently love shakers

  • Reply Aletha J Williams June 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    This is a very cool giveaway! Also, the cards that DT made are the cutest! My style of crafting is a wide range of mediums…card making (trying to get back into the CAS), painting, and mixed-media. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  • Reply Ann June 20, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    These are super cute cards, I usually don’t do the clean and simple…mine always look like something is missing. My style is bling, bling, bling! Lots of cool folds or neat techniques!
    Thanks for the blog post today and the chance to win!!!

  • Reply Barbara H June 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Over the years my crafting style has gone through a lot of changes, but currently I tend towards “elegant romantic.” These might vary from a lot of white and lace to more vintage with stained lace and colorful florals. I love to create cards and journals that will be treasured for years to come.

  • Reply Faye douglas June 20, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t really have a special style but I do know every card should have at least one handmade flower on it🌹🌸🌺

  • Reply Rene Stansell June 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I love the cards, my crafting style is…doing cards that have pop ups and things happening in the card for the grandchildren and also beautiful flowery cards.
    Rene from OZ x

  • Reply nancy dempsey June 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I don’t really have a specific crafting style when it comes to card making. It depends on my mood, who the card is for, the season, etc. There are so many fun and creative products out there that I can’t limit myself.

  • Reply Carolyn Smith June 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Love all of your ideas-they are all keepers and who wouldn’t love to receive one of them. I am addicted to card making but usually chose a complicated idea with lots of detail work. Time consuming but the ones who receive them SAVE them too. I’m new to this site but do so enjoy it. I make cards for birthdays mostly but it all depends on what is happening in my life at that time. Do all kinds and for all occasions. Thank you and keep up the wonderful creative work!

  • Reply Lorraine Mcneil June 20, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    What FAB cards from the design team. Its always great to see how they are using all your goodies. I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Crafts, so always on the lookout for new inspiration. Thanks guys, you did a great job.

  • Reply Jean Heming June 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I love cutzy stamps with animals at times then other times I want Tim Holtz style, but then again theres his crazy animals too!!! so cutzy it is!!!

  • Reply Regina Henderson June 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I like clean and quick and easy cards, primarily because I make cards with my 75-year-old Mom. We make them easy for her to do. She started wanting to make cards last year. We share equipment, dies, etc by doing them together. She loves sending them to her family and friends. She and Dad have been married 60 years.

  • Reply Denise F. June 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I have not been making cards for very long so I love simple cards with some impact. Dies and embossing folders are two of my go tos. TY for the giveaway.

  • Reply Annette S June 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I’m in love with these cards!!

  • Reply Karmen June 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I like minimalist and elegant cards

  • Reply Janet Ingraham June 20, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    My card style is usually clean and simple, unless I get involved in a scene and the beauty keeps growing.

  • Reply Lynn L June 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Love the style of cards in this post. I like clean and simple, but usually avoid images with a lot of coloring. I use colorful die cuts, pop-ups, and don’t mind some shading with inks and blending tools.

  • Reply Janet Gundrum June 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I started out scrap booking, but slowly was overtaken by the urge to produce cards for family and friends. This is now my favorite paper craft, although I do occasionally get out my pictures and scrapping supplies to relive some memories.

  • Reply Kathy Marshall June 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I am drawn to designs with lots of color and clean lines. I get ideas from Pinterest and vendor websites. Sometimes I love a stamp and sometimes I love the color combinations and I LOVE embellishments. Mostly my cards reflect my current mood and they are always different. I make cards that please me and hope the recipient will feel the same.

  • Reply Kathy Marshall June 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I am drawn to designs with lots of color and clean lines. I get ideas from Pinterest and vendor websites. Sometimes I love a stamp and sometimes I love the color combinations and I LOVE embellishments. Mostly my cards reflect my current mood and they are always different. I make cards that please me and hope the recipient will feel the same.

  • Reply Erica Kennedy June 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Hey, hey. All the cards are unique and beautiful. My crafting style seems to change daily. I try to use a sketch, then I start off and my imagination suggest that I really want to do something else. I say that I have a creative mind that is hard to control. So each card is unique and purely custom.
    Thanks for the chances to win.
    Custom Crafty Lady

  • Reply Anita Hoogerhyde June 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Very nice cards. I like the idea of “clean and simple”, I think I may sometimes get carried away and do too much.
    I’m a card maker and use stamps and dies and various papers and techniques add bling sometimes. I like to get new ideas and techniques to incorporate in my cards.

  • Reply Anne Fletcher June 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I love all of the cards, but my favorites are the Woodlands animals. I love to make cards, especially Easel cards and Pop-up cards for my grandchildren. Thank you for the great ideas here.

  • Reply Stacey Kapu June 20, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I love all the projects! I think I will try them. I think even a beginner can complete these. thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • Reply gabriele haider June 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Wow I love the birds!!!! the houses are pretty good too! The bird cards design is beautifully simple – thank you for showing them to us all- gabriele

  • Reply Jeanette Fortin June 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    all so beautiful an d simple my style is popup cards could do wonders with this thanks for sharing

  • Reply Linda Knox June 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    My crafting style is definitely eclectic.

  • Reply Patricia Blades June 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    All of these cards are different but so inspiring as to what you can do with what you have

  • Reply Thurne Hyde June 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Love the clean and simple look with lots of white space. My cards are usually simple but with lots of paper layers as the focal point

  • Reply Marilyn June 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Crafting style involves applying various techniques to create interesting backgrounds. Love water coloring or sponging on layers of color. Style is still developing as I enjoy collecting various ideas from photos I take and then finding the stamps to incorporate the idea.

  • Reply Ellen smith June 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Love all the cards! My style is whatever my imagination comes up with at the time!

  • Reply Michelle White June 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Right now I would say my stamping style is evolving. I’ve always made girly cards but I got out of stamping for m