Els van de Burgt 

Els van de Burgt, founder and co-owner of Elizabeth Craft Designs, was the first of the company’s designers. Her simple, bold and graphic style has been admired by our loyal following from day one. She is best known for her beautiful butterflies, flowers, holiday ornaments, her Tags & More series and Fitted Frames series. On top of designing both dies and peel-off Stickers, Els is also a gifted teacher, delivering classes that are in demand all over the world. She is the face of Elizabeth Craft Designs, a prolific card maker, a proud mother and most recently, a proud grandmother. Hailing from the Netherlands, Els has been proud to call many places home, including Belgium, Canada and the U.S. When she’s not working, Els loves the outdoors, nature, traveling, or spending time with her family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Pine, Colorado.

Joset van de Burgt

Joset van de Burgt, daughter of Els van de Burgt, has been heavily and happily involved in the family business since the very beginning. Unsurprisingly, Joset learned how to craft from an early age, visiting all her favorite craft shows in the Netherlands with Els. These days, Joset is inspired by beautiful pictures and her hobbies. She loves to create happy, colorful and cute projects and designs, which is very fitting with her personality. Joset and her partner Tony live in Canada where they keep busy with their two kids Annika & Tom. When Joset is not designing, working, and spending time with the kids, she enjoys skiing, baking, and riding her road bike.

Esther Glas

Esther Glas is the designer of the Planner Essentials Collection from Elizabeth Craft Designs, the most flexible planner system in the industry. As a lover of vintage stuff, Esther started collecting papers, letters, tickets, stamps, old boxes, all sorts of ephemera (old and new) years ago. This hobby has influenced her designs, which brings a number of different styles to the collection! We love the customization that the Planner Essentials Collections gives –– whether working on a planner, art journal, travelers notebook or bullet journal!

Charlene van der Vorst

Charlene van der Vorst started out on the ECD Planner Design Team, then quickly became a Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Charlene is a creative journaler in her heart and soul, and started creating beautiful hand-drawn stamp designs to compliment that passion. She has been crafting since she was a little girl, and brings a lot of unique styles to her stamps. Charlene’s stamps are a perfect addition to any paper crafting project –– cardmaking, scrapbooking, decor, or journaling!


  • Reply Michelle Banta August 21, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I have a complete obsession with your products!!! They are my favorite. Had a chance to take a class with Candy this weekend in Marshall, Michigan .. through the store Paper and I! Wish I rich .. have about $300 in merchandise that I want!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Marree Scott July 20, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Karen and all at ECD – you amaze me with all of your fabulous work you teach us and how much you inspire me with your work and when I feel down and just think I’ll just give it I watch so that I can do them at my own pace and it would make my crafting so much more easier. I am on a lot of medication and it slows me down so much and find I just cannot do it like I want, so perhaps you will be able to help me, I’m in a wheel chair and on lots of medication, so if you can help me with being able to down load the instructions etc and then I can make them at my own pace. I have purchased so many dies (I don’t count how many I have but there are quite a few, and when I think I have got on top of ECD dies more and more just keep popping up, and with all the other dies I have, is mind blowing to say the least. My partner keeps telling me I have enough to open 2 shops, then just smiles and goes on his way. Once again many many thanks for everything

  • Reply Joan Osborne July 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Thanks so much for your help, I would also like to know if you covered the back of the frames, as the clear acetate shows there, it is not bad but just wanted your input. Thanks again. Joan Osborne

    • Reply Rita Edwards Design September 25, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Dear Joan,
      Oddly, I’m just now seeing your comment, so sorry for my delay in responding.
      I didn’t cover the acetate in my design but we can also cut a frame around the inside piece and that would cover attachments. thank you, Rita

  • Reply Joan osborne June 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Question for Rita Edwards. I would like to make the stained window with labels, butterfly peel offs. I would like to know what thickness of the clear acetate you use, found some on Amazon, and wonder if that is like the one you used? Love your work. Joan

    • Reply Edwards Design July 29, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Dear Joan,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment! As we discussed it via emails, the thickness can be 0.005 or 0.007 and those will cut nicely. Just wanted to respond here too, in case somebody else would like to know as well. Hope you’ve created the card.
      Hugs, Rita

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