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Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

How Does Your Garden Grow

June 21, 2016

Hi Everyone,

It’s Tina here and I have some wonderful news to share. Today is my first official post as one of Susan’s Designers for Susan’s Garden Club. Yeah!!! I am super excited to be joining her wonderful team.

My card for today was inspired by Spring which has finally arrived here in Canada. It took its sweet time.  Everywhere I go I am seeing gardens bloom. I knew my first card would have to be a garden.

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Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Strawberries Collage

June 14, 2016

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today with a fun collage idea!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Strawberries CollageThe strawberries in my garden are not quite ready to harvest yet, but these strawberry die cuts are just as sweet!

I started this project with a card in mind, but my collage turned out so pretty that I just couldn’t bear to cut it up. I decided to put it in a frame and now I have a happy Summer decor piece instead!

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Els van de Burgt Studio

Picture Frame Card

May 20, 2016

Hi Everyone.  It’s Tina here again as Guest Designer.  If you are like me and use your own cards to give to your family and friends the thought of that card being thrown out in the garbage afterwards is devastating.  The following card design can be used later on in a picture frame (or shadow box frame) to be mounted to a wall.  You can also use this idea for an easel stand as well.


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Spring Time Tea Light

February 26, 2016

Hi, it’s Sandy Diller here to share a fun project with you.  With spring fast approaching I decided to use some of those lovely pastel colors of the season.  I love these colors although I don’t seem to use them often.  This night light features soft spring colors as well as the warm glow from a trio of battery-operated tea lights.

Here’s how I did it!

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio

Hello Cards

February 11, 2016

Hello everybody, Sanna here again with my first post for February. When I first saw the Ribbons 1, Ropes 1, Chains 1 and Jewels 1 die sets I immediately wanted to create with them. They are so very versatile and can be used for so many kinds of projects! I chose to die cut some Clear Double Sided Adhesive with them and then cover those pieces with Silk Microfine Glitter. Boy, does that combination look fantastic!!!

Sanna Lippert

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Els van de Burgt Studio

For the Love of Squares

January 28, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here again with my second blog post for January.

I love to use color on my layouts and I hardly ever use more than one photo per scrapbooking page. However, the Stitched Square die set inspired me to create an A4 size multiple-photo layout. Using the square dies to create such a page is lots of fun and very easy to do!

Here is how I created this layout:

Sanna Lippert
1. Cut two strips of White Soft Finish Cardstock in appr. 8.5 x 2.75″ inch size. Run through a die cutting machine, three times each piece. Save the leftover strips for another project, as they look a little like photo negative strips and will be a fun starting point for another project!

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Shimmer Sheetz ‘Bunch of Flowers’ Cards

December 1, 2015

By Judi Kauffman

This project began with a small piece of plastic, a stem filled with tacky velvety glittery leaves that I rescued from a friend’s trash after she’d pulled it off a gift box. “You can’t POSSIBLY need THAT!” she exclaimed when I tucked it into my purse. I thought the shape and muted celadon color were interesting, as was the surface, so I ignored her, took it home, and put the leaves to use for a pair of cards. Needless to say, she was quite surprised to see the results and has promised to keep her eye out for ‘good trash’ from now on…

My instructions are written so you can duplicate the cards precisely as shown (with the exception of the leaves) or head in a different direction and use the design strategies to customize the idea and branch out.

Design Strategies/How-To:

  1. Die cut 3 pairs of Shimmer Sheetz flowers for each card using any mix of your favorite Bunch of Flowers dies. Flowers can be all one color, two colors, or more. (I chose Orange Iridescent.) Use as few or as many flowers as you want for YOUR cards! Reminder: You’ll need a Metal Adaptor Plate for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s video HERE if you are new to this technique.
  2. Emboss a 2.5” x 3.5” piece of Shimmer Sheetz with any all-over pattern embossing folder. (I picked E106 Dancing Leaves.) Use the same color or colors that were used for the flowers. (I stuck with Orange Iridescent.)
  3. Alter the Shimmer Sheetz rectangle(s) with alcohol inks. Alternatively, skip the alcohol inks and lightly sand the surface to reveal the core color of the Shimmer Sheetz. (I used Black, Blue, and Gold Metallic Alcohol inks.)


  1. For each card, die cut four Black Velvet Adhesive decorative corners from any Tags & More die set. (I chose black, but Velvet Adhesive is available in a wide range of colors.)
  2. Cut a pair of plastic leaves from the stem for each flower.
  3. Assemble the card as shown in project photos, starting with an A2 size (4.25” x 5.5”) side-fold card base in a color that coordinates with the flowers and embossed rectangle. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to secure the rectangle to the card front. Use tiny snippets of Tombow Power Tabs to secure the flower layers to each other and the flowers and pairs of leaves to the card front. Corners are already adhesive-backed.
  4. For more sparkle, add a Glitter Dot peel-off to the center of each flower. (I used Orange/Silver Glitter Dots.) Alternatively, add an adhesive-backed half-pearl or gem to each flower.
  5. Add a greeting, a peel-off or a die cut, to complete the project. (I chose black to match the decorative corners.


More Ideas:

Instead of card fronts, back the 2.5” x 3.5” rectangles with cardstock, position the flowers and corners so they do not extend past the edges and you’ve got some lovely ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).

Enlarge the size of the embossed Shimmer Sheetz rectangle and use larger flower dies for bigger cards, calendars, scrapbook layouts, and more.

Die cut leaves from glittered cardstock instead of using plastic ones!

Turn the project into a holiday card by switching the color palette and substituting a poinsettia for the three small flowers. Stylized poinsettia: Els van de Burgt Studio dies. Realistic poinsettia: Susan Tierney-Cockburn Susan’s Garden Club dies.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Any Bunch of Flowers die set(s) – (728, 729, 1029, 1030)

Any all-over pattern embossing folder

Any peel-off greeting or small ‘sentiment’ die

Shimmer Sheetz in color of choice

Velvet Adhesive Sheets in color of choice

Metal Adaptor Plate (803)

Glitter Dots peel-offs in color to coordinate with Shimmer Sheetz flowers

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape


Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs

Non-stick scissors (to cut Power Tabs)

Solid color cardstock

Alcohol inks and ink applicator tool

Plastic leaves (approximately .75” – 1”)

Die cutting machine (Big Shot, other)

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