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July 11, 2020

Hi! How many hobbies do you have? And have you ever combined your hobbies? I love the cards with the machine stitching, cross- stitching, watercoloring… It’s a surprising amount of things you can pull into your cards. Today I am doing a very easy one – adding origami paper to my card. My son got these and gave me the “less cool” ones and I thought they were perfect to use with the Asian Accessories die set.

I die cut the lantern out of 4 sheets of origami at a time – which is a great time saver since the paper is thinner than regular card stock. The paper is so very pretty and also has a nice, almost velvety texture that adds to the card.

To start the card, I trimmed a sheet of white card stock to 5 5/16″ x 4 1/8″ and sponged the top a soft blue. Using an awl, I poked two small holes at the top and strung a gold wire through it. ( I lost the packaging but I think it is 24 gauge or thinner.) I found this to be a lot easier to control than twine and love the shine to it. I popped up 3 lanterns with foam tape on them. The strings that attach the lantern to the wire was cut from black card stock that had the double sided adhesive on the back. Carefully put one side in front of the wire and the other on the back.

The final addition is a the die cut of Congratulations covered with Silver Sands Microfine Silk glitter with a black drop shadow. I’m looking forward to when I could use this motif for a party invitation!


ECD products used:

Congratulations die

Asian accessories die set

Silver Sands microfine glitter

Double sided adhesive tape

Other products used:

Patterned Origami paper

Black and white card stock

Blue ink

24 gauge craft wire

foam tape

Elizabeth Craft Designs August Designer Challenge – Asian Theme

August 31, 2014

Hello everyone!

We are already at the end of August, time for another challenge post. This month we asked our designers to create projects with an Asian theme. I am a big fan of Elizabeth Craft Designs Asian dies and Peel-offs – they make such elegant cards! Love the dies (shown below): Ginger Jar, Asian Vase, Kimono, Lotus Flower and Koi. We also have a wide variety of Asian Peel-offs in Black, Gold and Silver. They include Koi Fish and Flower, Lotus Flower, Kimono (a sheet that also includes fans), Asian Signs, and many more. Check them all out at our web site at

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Before we show you all of our design team’s creations, we want to tell you about our prize giveaway – AN ASIAN THEME PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $50 (US).
Enter for a chance to win! Leave a comment on TODAY’s blog post and tell us what theme or Elizabeth Craft Designs product you would like to see featured in a future design challenge. (See more details at the end of this post.) Now let’s get to all the wonderful projects our design team created.

First project is from Frances Byrne who created this stunning stand up card using the Best Wishes Stand Up Helper die and two Asian vases from the Asian vases Peel-off sheet. She colored the vases perfectly to match with the patterned paper she used for her card base. For more info, visit Frances’ blog.


Lanterns are very Asian and that is why I love our next card created by Rita Edwards. Rita used the Asian signs Peel-offs in gold and the Thinking of You die. Rita made a collection of Asian cards that you can find on her blog so make sure to stop by.


Debra Hensley used the Koi Fish & Flowers Peel-offs in gold in combination with a cute Asian image. Love the added red Glitter Dots Peel-offs for the center of the flower and the eyes of the fish. The coloring is stunning as well and a perfect match with the background paper.

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Kelly Booth used the Ring Accordion die for her Asian theme card in combination with the Koi Fish & Flowers Peel-offs in gold. The colors of the fish are beautiful and I love how it looks like they are swimming in the water. For more info and instructions, make sure to visit Kelly’s blog.


The Waterlilies Peel-offs on Candy Spiegel’s card are an eye catcher! They really pop out with the ocean blue background. Candy colored on top of the Silk Microfine Glitter. The Koi Fish is cut from Black Velvet Adhesive adhered on Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.


Next card is from Raquel Mason who used the Lotus Flower and Thinking of You Stand Up Helper dies, border Peel-offs and Shimmer Sheetz. I love the combination of colors and the added gold Peel-off border. See more at Raquel’s blog.

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Helen Cryer also used the Ring Accordion die and the Waterlilies Peel-offs for her Asian theme card. She colored each of the three Waterlilies to match the Ring panel and Shimmer Sheetz inner circle.. Love how she embossed the panels and used the extra bamboo pieces for added detail.


Raquel Mason made a second card using one of my favorite Peel-offs, the Lotus Flower. This is such a beautiful and elegant Peel-off and fits with almost every card or background. Love how Raquel kept this card clean and simple with a narrow gold Peel-off border.

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Karen Aicken made three projects. Here are the first two. On the left is a beautiful Stand Up Helper card featuring the Asian Vase Peel-off in gold and on the right, a fun bookmark featuring the Kimono Peel-off in silver. Love the colors of the Asian Vase and the Shimmer Sheetz embossed panels on both sided of the stand up portion. For more info, make sure to visit Karen’s blog.

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Another beautiful card featuring the Lotus Flower Peel-off. This card was created by Debra Hensley who also used the Ginger Jar die, Shimmer Sheetz, border Peel-offs and the Flower Mosaic embossing folder. Love the colors on this elegant card and the embossed side edges. For more info, make sure to visit Debra’s blog.

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Kelly Booth also used the Flower Mosaic folder for a beautiful embossed background. The flowers are from the Koi Fish and Flowers Peel-off sheet and look beautiful. Kelly used the Lorna Label Pop Up die for the inside of her card which you can find a picture of on her blog.


The second card Kelly created is this fun Hello Friend Stand Up Helper card. Kelly used our Bamboo embossing folder to create a beautiful painted background. The Asian Vase Peel-off is colored to perfectly match the rest of the card.


Rita Edwards used the Kimono die to create this beautiful two-tone card. The layout is just perfect and the dragonflies add a nice detail. Rita used the Thank You Stand Up Helper die to create a unique flat band at the bottom of the card.


Mary Prasad also used the Kimono die for her card. She picked the perfect patterned paper for this Asian theme and the added flowers from Bunch of Flowers 1 look beautiful. Make sure to visit Mary’s blog for more wonderful creations.


Karen Aicken used the Asian Vase Peel-off in gold for this elegant card. Love the butterfly perched on top of the vase and the flower border Peel-off that accents the bottom of the card, acting as a table or shelf for the vase. Make sure to check out Karen’s blog for more projects.


Last project for today is from Jackie Smith who made this stunning card using the Karen Burniston Spiral Circle Pull Card and the Kimono Peel-off in black. So many beautiful details on this card. Make sure to visit Jackie’s blog to see the inside of the card.


We hope you enjoyed this Asian theme challenge today. We will be back on September 30th with our next challenge!

If you would like a chance to win our $50 Asian theme prize package, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select one lucky winner in a random drawing and his or her name will be announced here on our blog on Saturday, September 6th.

Good luck and have a great week!


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