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Christmas present packaging set

December 6, 2020

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with my last project for this year. Today I’d like to share a little set with you, consisting of a Christmas gitft tag, a Christmas card and a tiny Christmas box.

I’ll share the steps for the box as well as the tag, the card is done in the same way as the tag.

First take a piece of patterend paper in your choice of pattern and colours and die cut it using the Pizza Box die.

Now take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and back it with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Then die cut the circles, the flower pattern and the scalloped square piece with your die cutting machine.

Next adhere the scalloped square piece onto the box. After that ink the flower piece in two tones (I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries here) to create more interest to the pattern. Then take the negative pieces and ink them blue (I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean for these parts).

Now adhere the flower pattern and the negative (blue inked) pieces in place. Then finish this step of the box by building it together.

Next add the same blue ink onto the bigger circle using an ink blending tool. Then take the smaller circle piece and add a stamped sentiment to it (I used Build Your Own Sentiment 1) and ink the edges red. Now layer the circles on top of each other and add Craft Drops around the inner circle for additional decor.

For the gift tag I combined the Pizza Box die cut set with the Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces.

First die cut the pieces shown in the gallery above. I used white cardstock and the same patterned paper that I used for the box as I wanted to create a fun matching set. After die cutting, repeat the inking, stamping and assembling process like on the box before.

For a fun additional detail I added a stamped sentiment (I used the Winter Sentiments stamp set here) on top of the layered circles for both the card and tag. It just adds a little additional detail to them.

For the card I used the same Pizza Box die cut set and additionally die cut the patterned paper for the background using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set. The other steps are exactly the same like on the tag and the box before.

And by using only three colours it’s easy to keep the set harmonious. This gift set is perfect to carry a bracelet or small jewellery of some kind. If you change the color combination, you can easily do a completely different looking set using the exact same steps. Imagine using black and white and a hint of gold. Since the patterned paper I used is from my older stash, I added a few alternative paper suggestions to the product list below that I think would work nicely with red, white and blue color combination.

I hope that I inspired you with my little Christmas gift set today. This set could also easily be put into mail for those loved ones who we cannot see this year. I wish you all a lovely holiday time even though the situation we are all living in at the moment, is different then usual.

Wishing you all the best for this holiday season and lots of health!
xxx, Sanna


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sizzix – Big Shot A4
Ranger Inc. – Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries)
Ink blending tool
Acrylic block for stamping

Home Decor

Cute little box with slider

December 1, 2020

The fact that all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products can be used for several things is no longer news but so much fun!!!

This time I made a box and I dressed it with the beautiful paper from the Reminiscence block.

On top of the box I adhered the slider from the Planner Essentials 31 set. I also added some decoration.

Then when you pull the tab, the snow man comes up.

Under the slider is space to write a personal message.

On the tab that you pull out I added a quote. I die cut the letters using Retro Alphabet Trio set (Planner Essentials 23).

And look in the box of course an appropriate surprise. 

I closed the box with an edge of design paper and a tekst was stamped on it. 

That’s going to be a surprise!!!

Hot chocolate with marshmallows, what a treat.

This way you can make a nice extra gift for under the Christmas tree or in the advent calendar. 

Nice, isn’t it?

I hope I inspired you, 

See you next time!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

How To Make This Love-Themed Present Set

February 26, 2019

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again. I am very honored to be able to continue as a guest blogger here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog bi-monthly this year. As my very first project for this year, I´d like to share a fun love-themed present set with you.

Here is what the finished project looks like:

Here is what I did:

Step 1: Die cut the light purple polka dot paper with the present box with the Pillow Box with Handle die. Also adhere the same paper as a background piece to a white card base.
Step 2: Die cut the jar, the hearts, the tag and the straw from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Summer Drink die cut die set.
Step 3: Now die cut the flamingos also from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Flamingos die cut die set.
Step 4: Die cut a blue background piece from the Fly & Scrap paper collection papers with the Stitched Rectangles die.
Step 5: Using Distress Inks color the flamingos, the jar, the hearts and the straw. I used mainly various pink tones and an ink blending tool for this step. Stamp a sentiment onto the jar tag.
Step 6: Build the box, then assembly the flamingos and the jar together and adhere on place.
Step 7: Decorate with a matching colored ribbon.

I´ve also recorded a process video for your to watch to give you a better idea on each an every step. Hope you enjoy it!

This is all from me for today. This type of love-themed project is perfect for so many occasions. Depending on the colours you choose, you can create something for Mother´s Day or for a Wedding or for a baby shower even!

I hope I could inspired you to play a little with your papers and dies. See you in April again!
Happy crafting,
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Elizabeth Craft Designs: 

Ranger Ink – Distress Inks
Black pen – Signo uni-ball
Black stamp ink
Misti stamping tool
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Purple ribbon
Ink blending tool

A Way With Words

Little Boxes Here, There, Everywhere!

June 2, 2018

Happy Saturday! It’s Suzanne here today.  We’re getting so close to the big date, this blog is starting to glow! I love being able to give you a Sneak Peek at a project I designed with the Gable Box from my new collection of dies and stamps! You can see many more projects on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and web site on June 5 – Not too long to wait!

These little boxes are so cute.  You’ll want to make a whole family of them!  They’re great for weddings, baby showers, teachers and, well, just about anyone.  It’s all about dressing them up.  And your imagination is the limit.

Here is how you make these little cuties –

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A Way With Words

Quick and Easy Masculine Recycled Keepsake Box

May 12, 2018

Do you know who packages their products really well?  Tech companies.  Imagine the iPhone or iPad box – or any other electronic gadget… it’s usually in a really nice box – complete with that little magnetic flap.  So when my husband asked if I wanted his headphone box, of course I said yes!  I pulled out all my flower dies, thinking I was going to just pile on those 3D flowers for a really cute box and then I ended up with this super quick, clean, easy masculine recycled keepsake box.  Go figure! But it’s perfect because I have little boys who fill their pockets (and the washing machine) with little rocks, game pieces, and whatever else they find – and one can hope they will use something like this.  Read on to see how my plans got all turned around…


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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Shimmer Sheetz

Autumn Treasure Box

September 25, 2016

Autumn Treasure Box
By Judi Kauffman


I thought it would be fun to create an Autumn Treasure Box to hold a few acorns and some interesting seed pods. I think I’ll keep going and make a box for each season. It’s a good way to use all of the dies in the Four Seasons set. I can decorate Winter with snowflakes, Spring with flowers, and Summer with seashells.

I chose a 6-sided box measuring 3.5” across. I knew this would mean I’d have to angle the word Autumn and crop off the flourishes at both ends to make it fit but it’s a look that I love! If you don’t want to crop the die cut word you’ll need a box measuring at least 5” long. Any sturdy box with a lid will do.

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Cherry Blossoms Baby Keepsake Box

March 28, 2016


Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green here from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team with a special gift for a young lady who’s expecting her first baby this summer. It’s a baby’s keepsake box to hold little treasures, including a mini album that I’m currently creating. As you can probably tell, she’s expecting a girl, so a pink color palette was in order, and I found the Cherry Blossom die to be a perfect embellishment. I’ll share how easy it was to create this gift.

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Flower-topped Hexagon Box

November 15, 2015


By Judi Kauffman

I love decorating little boxes. They are perfect as party favors, just right for stocking stuffers, and make great gifts on their own. To amp things up I like to tuck something inside – jewelry, wrapped candy, some golden dollars, foreign currency for a bon voyage treat, a figurine, a seashell, found object, or a bit of memorabilia that holds special meaning for the recipient. It’s an idea that can be customized for any occasion, holiday, and season.

This easy project began with an inexpensive 3” papier mâché hexagon-shaped box, but you can choose a different size or shape. Or start with a tin. Instead of a single flower, you can use two or more. And you can also change the number of layers within each flower, along with the color palette.

For a festive seasonal box switch to a poinsettia or holly leaves and berry branches, or layer on some snowflakes!

If you’re new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz or creating glittered cardstock to die cut, be sure to watch Els van de Burgt’s YouTube videos covering these techniques. (You’ll need a Metal Adaptor Plate to cut Shimmer Sheetz.)

Use this box as a jumping-off point. Take the project in whatever direction you want. Have fun! And be sure to post your creations on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Family page. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


  1. Paint the box (inside and out) with black paint. Set aside to dry. Then dab on metallic silver, gold, bronze, and copper acrylic paints for a mottled antique effect. Add a bit more black paint if needed. Set aside to dry.
  1. Create a multi-layered flower die cut from a mix of Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, orange cardstock topped with the leftovers from a sheet of Orange Glitter Dots peel-offs, cardstock glittered with Orange Silk Microfine Glitter, and Turquoise Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. (Tip: For added dimension, curve and shape the petals of cardstock flowers from the underside with a shaping tool or your fingernail.)
  1. Attach the flower layers with small pieces cut from Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs. Use Power Tabs to secure the flower on the lid of the box. (Tip: Use non-stick scissors!)
  1. While you’re at it: Make extra flowers to use now or in the future for gift tags, cards, and other projects.

Okay, everyone: Now it’s your turn.



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Assorted flower dies (Shown: 795 Big Flower Set 1, 701 Flower Set 1, 725 Flower Set 3)

Shimmer Sheetz in color(s) of choice (Shown: 0109 Orange Iridescent, 0217 Turquoise Gemstone)

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (Required for cutting Shimmer Sheetz)

Silk Microfine Glitter in color(s) of choice (Shown: 613 Orange)

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape (Needed for glittered flowers)

Leftovers from 7018 Orange Glitter Dots Peel-offs

Other –

3” Papier mâché hexagon box

Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs

Non-stick scissors to cut Power Tabs

Die cutting machine (Sizzix Big Shot or other)

Cardstock in white for glittered flowers, and orange or other color(s) of choice



Pop it Ups

Elizabeth Craft Designs April Designers Challenge – Baby

April 30, 2015

Welcome to our April Designers’ Challenge with this month’s theme – “Baby”. Els is expecting her FIRST granddaughter this month so we thought a baby theme would be fun! Let’s see what our talented designers created for you this month!

The first project is from Marsha Valk who created this super-cute onesie using one of the Star Buddies Peel-Offs as an outline and colored in the peel-off with fabric paint. This is such a fun technique! Follow Marsha’s step-by-step instructions on her blog HERE.

Baby 1 Marsha

Baby 2 Marsha

To match Marsha’s onesie, we have this beautiful card from Candy Spiegel. We love the way Candy colored the peel-offs to match perfect with the pattern paper she used for her Stand Up Helper card. She used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the It’s a Boy word die. See more at Candy’s blog HERE.


Our next featured project is from Raquel Mason who created this sweet Congrats card using the Rubber Ducky Peel-Offs and the new Circles die. We love how she used the negative of the peel-off to decorate the inside of the card. For more info and instructions, visit Raquel’s blog HERE.

ECD DC April Baby duck

ECD DC April Baby duck open

Angela Beavers used the Rubber Ducky die to create this adorable Congratulations Baby box. She used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the Alphabet 1 – Caps for the word “Baby”. What a fun project! Visit Angela’s blog HERE for instructions.

Angela 1

Angela 2

A very sweet card from our guest designer, Jackeline Rojas, is next. Jackeline used the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die to create her card base and decorated her card with the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand, the Small Tags and the It’s a Girl word die. She used a clever way to create the dress using one of the accessory dies from the Accordion Oval Card and the Tags & More 2 – Deco. See it HERE.

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Frances Byrne created this stunning card combining the Rectangle Accordion and the Tag Pivot Card. It is so neat how she used the Paris Edges on each end of the card. To decorate her card, she used our new Owl dies – isn’t he cute?! Visit Frances’ blog HERE for more info.


So many sweet cards today! This one is created by Debra Hensley who used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the flowers from Bunch of Flowers 2. The stamp she picked is just adorable and it matches perfectly with the flowers. Find instructions on Debra’s blog HERE

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This month’s challenge is especially close to Els’ heart as well as everyone at ECD as we are very excited for the little one’s arrival! We are so thankful to, and grateful for, all of our wonderful designers who did a tremendous job on their creations. We hope that you enjoyed this challenge today and we look forward to seeing you next time!

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