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Birthday card

February 28, 2023

Hello fellow E.C.D. craft lovers, Marjolijn here. This is my post for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

I want to show you some birthday folders! In February I have quite a few birthdays in my family and circle of friends, so I really had to get to work! Because there are a lot of them I wanted to keep it a bit simple but nice and cheerful.

I made this 2 times but with a different background paper.

I made the base with the file folder and decorated it with nice tickets and stamps from Esther’s latest collection.

It’s so much fun to play with the stamps and the tickets. There is even a super nice set with typical Dutch stamps for enthusiasts!

When I had these cards ready I dropped my phone, it contains my photos of the making process so unfortunately I can’t show them. Fortunately I have a spare phone that Theo, my dear, has completely fixed for me and I can now do a lot again. Where would we be without our cell phones nowadays.

The map is not that difficult so you will probably figure it out.

The stamps on the tickets come from all kinds of sets from ECD and it takes a while to see if it fits and where you want them, sometimes I tape off a piece of a stamp so that I can still use them.

For example, at the tab that says “amazing day”. Just do what you like and it will always work out.

A post with some hiccups this time but I did it.

Thank you for your visit

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs materials used:

Joset Designs

Make a wish

August 8, 2022

Hello everyone, Jackie here with todays blog post. Today I have made a card using the cake element from the new die set Party Time 1978, although you could easily add any die cut element to this simple background.

Step One:

First create the background. Take an acrylic block of any size and swipe ink across it in a striped pattern, spritz some water on to the block then stamp this onto a panel of card stock cut slightly smaller than A2. I used distress oxide ink squeeze lemonade for this step. Once dry add a few splashes of watered down black paint.

Step Two:

Take an A2 top folding card blank and use the squeezed lemonade and ink all the way around the edges then splash some water on top. Rough up the panel edges before attaching the panel to the front.

Step Three:

Die all cut the cake elements but before fixing them together add a line of white craft drops to each piece of cake, once dry add the pink icing tops using foam pads and arrange all the pieces on the card front keeping them slightly separate and wonky for a quirky look.

Step Four:

Stamp out the sentiment using black ink then finish off the design with a few stars both die cut and sequin.

This is a nice quick card if you need an idea in a hurry. You can add a number of different toppers to the background for whatever occasion you need.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to have a go.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Product used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Happy Barkday

February 7, 2022

Hello everyone, Alice here. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I want to show you this cheerful card I created using the Dog die set from Joset and some other fun dies. I decided to use some bright colors for this card. Let me show you how I got started!

First I colored the dogs using Distress ink. I made a Dalmatian out of the dog on the left. How cute is he with his black spots? I made the other dog brown with Distress ink Vintage Photo. We have 2 small dogs of our own. They are always happy so that’s why I picked some cheerful colors for this card.

In the background I used paper from ModaScrap – Color of Puppies Girl. I like ModaScrap paper pads. The patterns and colors make me happy.

The sizes of the cardstock are: white 21 x 10 cm, green 20.5 x 9.5 cm and the dots paper 20 x 9 cm.

After that I cut 2 purple squares with die 1256 – Postage stamp squares. Love the shape of this die. In the middle of the 2 purple squares I made 2 slightly smaller squares with design paper.

In the middle of these squares I adhered the 2 dogs. Above the dogs I made balloons. I made these from the Lollypop die (1180). They all got a string too.

In the middle I added a nice sentiment using the stamp set Furrever Friends (CS138).

This is my creation again for today. I hope I was able to inspire you again. See you next time!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other product:

  • 1256 Postage Stamp Squares
  • 1180 Lollypop
  • Distress Ink
  • White hemp cord
  • green and purple cardstock
Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers

Some Masculine Birthday Cards

September 5, 2021

Karen here today. I recently had an occasion that I needed a birthday card for a 30 year old guy in my life, and I realized how very feminine or young most of my cards are. I decided to challenge myself today to create a few cards for the guys in my life!

To create these cards, I started with an A2 sized card base. This one uses the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I then used the Stitched Rectangles and some patterned cardstock from the beautiful Worn Wood collection for a card front. The patterned square is from the Summer Art Papers and is cut with a Fitted Rounded Square die. I then cut a slightly larger square using silver cardstock and another one using dark grey for the borders. The sentiment is from the Life is Better on the Farm Sentiments. The embellishment silver leaf is from the Sidekick Essentials 7 set, and the other two “fern” looking leaves are from the Winter Greens dies.

I used the same dies and stamps on my other two cards. Again, here, the paper is from the Summer Art and Worn Wood Collections. I love how dramatic the black background is on this card!

The background on this card is a piece of paper from my stash, but the rest of the products are the same. So fun.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black, kraft and “ink-looking” patterned cardstock, black ink, ribbon

Joset Designs

Birthday Happiness

October 5, 2020

Karen here! I am loving the fun stamps designed by Sue for Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are a great pairing with the fun floral dies designed by Anita and the background dies designed by Joset. It’s so cool that all of these fun products go together so well.

To create this card, first cut an 8-1/2×11″ piece of teal cardstock in half, scored and folded it to create a card base. Add 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut it with the Floral Burst Background die. Adhere this to the cardbase. On another piece of white cardstock, stamp “Birthday Happiness” from the For You Stamps and cut it with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle die. Cut the bottom off near the bottom of the stamp. Add a pink cardstock border and adhere it to the card. Outline the stamp with a Copic BG53. Add some fun lace at the bottom of the stamp.

Next, create the flowers by die cutting the Florals 1 Die with Double Sided Adhesive and using Petal Pink Silk Microfine Glitter from the Bloom Set. Dab the edges into Versamark Ink and gold embossing powder and heat set. (Els did a fun video showing this technique, and I was super inspired. Find the video here!) Use Metallic Gold Craft Drops for the centers, and add the fun flowers to the card!

I created a second card using the Florals 4 Dies with a NEW stamp by Sue for Christmas that is COMING SOON! On this card, I used Cool Diamond and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter along with the Organic Triangle Background Die.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black ink, Copic Marker, Versamark Ink, Embossing Powder, Teal and Pink Cardstock, Lace.

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Birthday Girl

September 1, 2020

Hello E.C.D. lovers, It’s September already!

My dear friend’s birthday is coming up and that should be celebrated. 

It’s still hard in this time with the Covid virus holding on but with the two of us we should be able to celebrate. 

I didn’t make a card for her, but a really nice home deco.

I’m not showing that yet, but I’m going to show you the packaging around it. 

A bald bag like that is nothing, so there had to be something nice about it.

With the envelope from the side kick planner essentials I made a one of a kind tag.

On top of the envelope I taped one of the lovely girls from the ART collection. She’s colored with the watercolor palette from E.C.D. 

The tag is made with the birthday sentiments set. There is also a die set that matches the stamps, Labels 1.

The piece of fabric is blank but I gave it a layer of Distress Ink.

The “happy birthday” comes from my own collection, which got a layer of alcohol ink.

The tag on this site is also from the birthday sentiments set.

Everything is stamped with black ink and then edited with Distress Ink.

The charm also got a little alcohol ink.         

In the envelope I put a little card and……of course a mini banner that I made with Planner essentials set 23 and 27.

I colored the banners, made of  soft finish cardstock, with different colors of Distress Ink and than stamped the little banners with black versafine and stamp set CS147.

Everything got a little black accents that I made with the stamp sets CS146 & CS147

I tied this to the bag with a big ribbon. No more fuss because that’s IN the bag!!

A successful packaging I think. It shows that the planner dies can be used for so many purposes and not just for your planner.

I hope I’ve been able to give you a little bit of inspiration again. 

See you next time ?


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday Princess

August 23, 2020

Hello – Samantha here. Today I wanted to share with you what is perhaps one of the most pink card I’ve ever made!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use pattern paper and cut out a card front. (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) 

Add 5 machine stitched lines. Alternatively use a white pen to add line details.

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Die cut the crown outline as well as a few stars.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Use pink card to die cut the crown detailed die.

Step 5: Use light pink card to die cut the crown detail die.

Step 6: Assemble the crown as shown below. Use foam tape to adhere the light pink negative die cut details.

Step 7: Die cut extra stars using pink and silver card. Adhere the crown and stars as shown below.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment onto pink card, trim, and adhere this to the card front using foam tape.

Step 9: Embellish the card with sequins, gems and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base.

As you can see it’s like pink exploded onto my card. My 4 year old loves it. I hope you do to!

Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Pink/White/Grey Card stock

Pattern paper

Silver specialty card



Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Sewing Machine

Cardmaking Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Make A Wish!

March 23, 2020

Hello!!! Samantha here, sharing a fun, bright, birthday card. Maybe it is just me?…but I love that this card makes me think of candy –– a perfect card to gift to someone on their special day!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Apply clear double sided adhesive to the back of coloured cardstock and pattern paper.

Step 2: Select one of the reinforcement dies – die cut the die using the pattern paper and cardstock.

Step 3: Make a template of the die using scrap paper.

Step 4: Using re-positional tape adhere the template to a white card front measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 5: Remove the backing tape from the die cuts and adhere these in the negative space of the template.

Step 6: Continue to adhere each die cut, completing each row – alternate colours. Remove the template then re position below the finished row.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the card front is full.

Step 8: Use the birthday sentiments stamp and coordinating die to stamp the sentiment on pink cardstock using black ink. Adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Step 9: Embellish card front with a twine bow and sequins.

Small dies are probably one of my favourite craft items to play with – the best thing about these reinforcement dies is how much time I saved die-cutting rows of circles instead of individual circles. So…I had time to make a few more examples!

Hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today.

Happy Crafting!



Pink/Black/Yellow/Green Card stock

Pattern Paper



Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday Card

March 7, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here! It’s hard to believe that March is already here and Spring is only 12 days away. With Spring on my mind, I created this very spring-like Happy Birthday Card.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs. Read below as I have a tutorial for you on how to recreate my card.

Step One. Die cut a 4″ and a 3″ Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two spring themed patterned papers. From the first paper, die cut 4 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. From the second paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. Ink the edges of the papers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From a third piece of coordinating pattern paper, die cut the Flourished Frame out of it. Ink the edges of the frame using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Happy Birthday 3 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the entire surface of the words.

Step Five. From the Trio of Leaves, choose two leaves. Die cut the two leaves out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Six. Die cut the same two leaves out of another piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Seven. Choose two of the Large Flowers from the Large Flower set. Choose two more coordinating patterned papers. Die cut the one large flower twice out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the same large flower twice out of the other patterned paper. Die cut the second large flower twice out of the patterned paper you just used. Ink the edges of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose two small flowers from the Small Flower Set. You’ll also need two of the patterned papers you’ve already used. Die cut one of the flowers twice out of patterned paper. Die cut the other flower out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Die cut the centers from the Small Flowers out of one of the patterned papers. Ink the edges of the centers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Adhere the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the flourished frame to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the 3″ rectangle as desired.

Step Twelve. Adhere the flowers as desired. Each flower will need two large flowers, one small flower and a center.

Step Thirteen. Trim one of the light green and one of the dark green leaves as desired for the bottom right corner of the card front. Adhere the two trimmed leaves together. Adhere the leaves in the bottom right hand corner of the card front. Adhere one large flower over top of the leaves.

Step Fourteen. Trim the remaining leaves as desired for the top left corner of the card front. Adhere the two trimmed leaves together. Adhere the leaves in the top left hand corner of the card front. Adhere the two large flower over top of the leaves.

Step Fifteen. Cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. Adhere the card front to the card base.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Birthday Card.


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