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Happy Birthday Friend

February 17, 2018

 by Judi Kauffman

So many people have requested masculine cards that I thought I’d head in that direction today. It’s an oversized card meant to hang on the wall, though you could make a smaller size version with only one star. If you plan to mail it in an envelope, skip the bead at the top.

As with almost all papercrafting projects, switching the color combination and a few other elements will give the card a very different look. Choose bright color flowers instead of stars, polka dots instead of wood grain cardstock, or combine pastel butterflies with cardstock printed or stenciled with clouds in soft shades of blue. Voila! The transformation is complete…

One little secret: The die for the word ‘Friend’ has an ‘s’ on the end so you’ll need to do a bit of careful trimming to change it from a plural noun.

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Button Birthday Card

September 16, 2017

by Judi Kauffman

I’ve been collecting heart-shaped buttons for ages. They’re the perfect accent when it’s time to whip up something for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or Valentine’s Day. If they’re vintage or valuable, I always hand-sew them to my project so they aren’t damaged and can be removed and reused if the person has something else in mind. However, many of them are inexpensive plastic and those are the ones I reserve for cards. I cut off the shank and use a strong hold adhesive tab to keep them in place.

This card is so easy to customize. Use various shades of pink and lavender, as shown, or pick a different palette to suit the occasion and the taste of the recipient. If you don’t have hearts, switch to feminine round buttons or buttons culled from men’s shirts in a mix of sizes, or add clusters of small paper flowers instead.

Here’s the recipe:

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Happy Birthday Card – Two Cards with one Die cut using Washi Tape and Silk Microfine Glitter

August 12, 2017


Hello!  Diana here today with not just one but two cards to share with you using just one die.  The initial setup takes a bit more time but it makes for two fun and shimmery cards.  I chose to use the A Way With Words Happy Birthday die as my focal point.  Sometimes you just don’t want to cover up the background too much, right?


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Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 18, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, 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.

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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Pop it Ups Soft Finish Cardstock

Spring Birthday Easel Card

June 11, 2016

Spring Birthday Card by Suzanne Cannon

Happy Saturday!  We meet again.  It’s Suzanne back again today with another conversation with her craft supplies…  Some of these supplies have been calling to me for a long time, others I had to coerce to come out to play.  I promised them grand things!

Here is a birthday card for the people in your life who were born in the spring.  They’re going to love the Magnolia flower placed on a rustic wooden surface and displayed on an easel card.

Here is how you make this card —

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Silk Microfine Glitter

Black and White with a Pop of Red

May 5, 2016


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here today. I love the look of black and white cards and adding a pop of color is always fun to add to this color scheme too. Today I have used one of the patterned papers from the Through the Lens Stone collection along with the Stitched and Fitted Squares to create a frame to create a birthday card. 

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Happy Birthday Shimmer

April 16, 2016

Hello!!!  It’s Wanda Hentges here today to share an easy card using the A Way With Words Happy Birthday die.  I was thinking ‘boy’ when I made this card (I’m sending it to our teenage grandson) but it would work just as well for a girl.  If you’re wondering about that pink showing up in the word, it’s a reflection from my camera.

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Happy Birthday – Hand Embossed Shimmer Sheetz

April 2, 2016

Create a custom embossed card!

A Way With Words hand embossed cardHi everyone! It’s Suzanne here today with a project that will become your very own unique creation.

As you know, adding texture to Shimmer Sheetz with embossing folders works incredibly well. And in case you missed it, Judi Kauffman made some super fun cards by doodling around the A Way With Words die cuts in a recent blog post.

I’ve combined the two techniques into one for this card and we’re calling it Hand Embossed Shimmer Sheetz.

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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday

March 19, 2016

Hey!!!  It’s Wanda here!!  Today we are altering Through The Lens patterned cardstock and die cutting Soft Finish Cardstock… a great combination!!!  Any of the A Way With Words could be used but I chose Happy Birthday as I’m always in need of birthday cards.  Also, if you swapped out the flower for some pieces from Karen Burniston’s Clock and Gears set, this would make a great guy card!!!

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