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Monster Birthday

May 22, 2023

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I have some birthday parties coming up for some little boys and needed a boy themed card. Today I am sharing one of them.


Cut and assemble the monster from the Monster 3 die set.  Cut a card base from blue cardstock. Cut “Happy Birthday” from the Birthday Flip Card die set using the same blue cardstock that was used for the card base. Cut a rectangle from white cardstock from the Fitted Rectangles die set.


Using blue ink, lightly stencil ink onto two corners of the white cardstock using the stencil from the Planners Stencils 1 set.

Adhere “Happy Birthday” to the top of the stenciled rectangle

Stamp “Little Monster” from the Monster Hugs stamp set. I cut the stamp in half but you can make off “Happy Birthday” if you are uncomfortable cutting the stamps apart 

Adhere the monster to the card panel

Adhere the card panel to the card base and then the card is complete  

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Let the adventure begin

May 15, 2023

Hi all, it’s Sylvia here for you today at the blog. Those of you who know me, know that I love to travel abroad to countries with a lot of nature, where I hopefully have an opportunity to spot wild animals. As I cannot travel the whole year I have made a fun safari card with animals as a substitute. It requires a lot of diecutting, so grab a coffee or tea and craft along with me.

Step 1: measure a piece of white cardstock of 21 x 29,5 cm (A4 size) and score halfway to form a A5 card

Step 2: use various shades of green ink (I use distress ink) to ink the front side randomly, leaving a white space in the centre (does not have to be perfect at all).

Step 3: diecut in different shades of green cardstock a whole lot of leaves & foliage, from different die sets and glue them randomly as a border at the front of the card, leaving the (white) centre part open.

Step 4: cut away the white centre along the edges of the glued leaves (see photo for reference)

Step 5: diecut the monkey, lion, giraf, elephant, safari jeep, prince and as many other animal body parts that you like. Assemble the “whole” animals, the jeep and its driver.

Step 6: Arrange the assembled animals on the front of the card, as well as all animal body parts. (see photo for reference). The legs, ears and tails (body parts) can be put anywhere between the foliage, you don’t have to show them in total, just a part will do.

Step 7: Put the driver behind the wheel of the jeep, glue them both on the inside of the card, so that you can see it peeking through the open centre at the front. Decorate the inside with the elephant and some stamps. If needed you can even add more foliage, to both the front and the inside.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on a large leaf and adhere to the front of the card.

Can you see how many animals are hidden on the front of my card? Just as in real life during a game drive, you cannot always spot all animals through the thick foliage…..

Happy crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs

Watermelon seller

April 17, 2023

Hello again, Jackie here sharing a very cute card made using one of my favourite characters the raccoon! I do say that about a lot of Joset’s character dies but this raccoon is truly adorable. However you could easily use whichever is your favourite.

Step One:

Start with a white card blank measuring 5.25″ x 5.25″ ink blend in the centre, I used distress oxide tumbled glass then swipe across the bottom creating a sort of road, here I used distress ink cube hickory smoke.

Step Two:

Next create the cart, you will have to forgive me here because I changed the hub caps at the last minuet, here they are green but I changed them to brown in the end.

Use a large circular die to create the umbrella top, die cut into green card then use green coloured marker pens to make the water melon markings then add a little dark green ink around the curved edge. Add a strip of scalloped edge along the bottom then glue the die cut broomstick in place. Die cut and build the cart as normal and fix the prepared umbrella in the center.

Step Three:

Stamp out the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink, here I have used an older stamp set CS067 banner sentiments but you could use what ever you have in your stash. I do like the way the sentiment curves around the umbrella top. Fix the cart in place using 3d foam pads.

Step Four:

Die cut the watermelon halves adding the dark green ink around the curved edges, create some unsliced watermelons following the step for the umbrella top. Die cut and build the raccoon as normal adding rosy cheeks with a little distress ink in spun sugar and grey ink around the edges then add white gel pen to his cheeks and nose.

Step Five:

Add the watermelons to the cart, try and hide the unsliced melons so they look like whole melons then attach a fussy cut tiny price tag. Lastly fix the raccoon in place using more 3d foam pads.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create your own watermelon seller!

Happy crafting – Jackie x

Product used:

Joset Designs

Let’s go to Mexico

February 4, 2023

Hi all!! Sylvia here with my very first post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I am so happy to be a member of the talented design team at Elizabeth Craft Designs! You might know me from the ECD family page where I regularly show new characters by mixing and matching my dies. Today I’d like to show you how I build my characters, mixing and matching dies from various die sets from Joset’s collections.
We are creating a male and female Mexican character, so let’s get started. (Photo)

Step 1: Die cutting

Die cut all parts needed from Soft finish cardstock, using mrs. Claus for the Mexican girl (photo 2), some flowers for her hair from Adventure Edges 2 and parts of the farmer set, prince, gnomes, holiday stocking and the guitar from the safari accessories set for the male (Photo 3), see full supply list below. Note: die cut Mrs. Claus’ neck/body 2x (1 for the male, 1 for the female).

Step 2: Coloring

Use distress ink, oxide ink and markers to color all parts. (Photo). Use Tea dye Distress Ink for all skin tone body parts (head, neck, arms, hands, legs), Black soot oxide for hair, moustache, dress, pants, shoes, Lumberjack plaid for red trims, Mustard seed for sombrero rim and top and yellow trims, markers in yellow, red and orange for the poncho and orange trims. (Photo)

Step 3: Drawing

Draw a pattern on the poncho as shown in the photo using a black fineliner and use the markers for coloring. Cut off the rounded corners (use photo as reference). Draw the eyes, brows, nose and mouth with a fineliner, following the embossed lines. I gave the female an extra mole. (Photo)

Step 4: assemble the female

I wanted the dress to be off shoulder, so I glued it a bit lower than normal on the body. Her hands are behind her back. Decorate the dress to your liking with yellow, red and orange trims and add flowers to her hair. (Photo)

Step 5: assemble the male

First cut a slot in the rim of the sombrero, wide enough to fit the head (photo).

Glue the hair, moustache and neck on to the head. Slide the sombrero rim over the hair and glue it down. Stick the top on the sombrero. (Photo)

Stick the pants on the body and the shoes under the pants. Stick the poncho on top of the body. Stick one hand to a straight sleeve and the other hand to the bend sleeve. Glue the guitar in place, position both arms and stick them down. (Photo)

Now you have 2 Mexican characters to use on a card or in your planner. (Photos). Hope you enjoyed my tutorial. If you have any questions, please ask. Note: the characters on the card below are slightly different than the ones we created today (that’s because I created them a few months ago)

Happy crafting!!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Distress ink, oxide ink, markers
Liquid glue
Black fineliner

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Sand Crab & Diving Accessories

March 6, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, crafters! ?

Today Els is showing us how to assemble the new Sand Crab, and decorate it with the new Diving Accessories!

Watch the tutorial, view/download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Koalaty Friend…

February 25, 2020

Hi there! Samantha here, sharing with you a card using Joset’s Koala die. Koala’s are one of my favourite animals, so I was very pleased to finally have a play, and even more surprised how quickly the idea came together!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using a variety of green cardstock die cut the small leaves.

Step 2: Using kraft card die cut the tree trunk, and adhere this to a light blue square card (measurements: 10cm x 10cm)

Step 3: Adhere the tiny leaves around the tree trunk.

Step 4: Continue adhering the leaves until most of the blue area is full.

Step 5: On blue cardstock (measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) die cut a large circle. Then adhere this on top of your tree.

(Optional: Add machine stitched details)

Step 6: Using grey, white and black cardstock – die cut the Koala.

Step 7: Assemble and adhere the Koala to your card front.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on blue card. Trim. Adhere to card front.

Step 9: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Green). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Repeat step 9 using Silk Microfine Glitter (Spring Peridot).

Step 10: Die cut the small hearts. Adhered this to the card front.

I love how framing the koala on a tree really makes him the feature on my card! He is rather adorable!

Happy Crafting!



Light Blue Card stock

Grey/Black Card stock


Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Panda Bear Card

December 29, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I adore Panda Bears and, when Joset came out with the Panda Bear Character Die, I knew I had to play with it. I love the Black White Colors against a Red Background and touches of gold. Below you will find the steps to create your own Panda Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Dashing Rectangles using Red Cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Symbol Background using Gold Mirror Cardstock. Adhere to card towards the right side using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Panda Bear using White and Black Cardstock for the appropriate pieces. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Zen sentiments using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim the sentiments and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 6 – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Red Jewels.

I hope today’s card gave you some inspiration. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


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Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Assembling The Bears

November 22, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Honey Bear, Koala Bear, and Panda Bear die sets from Joset’s newest release. 

Watch the videos for each of the three tutorials below!

You can also watch these videos, download the project sheet and grab the supplies for all three of these cuties on the Technique Friday Project Page.

We hope you love these little critters as much as we do! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Designer Challenge Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Krista Schneider Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Trick Or Treat –– 15 Spooky Halloween Projects To Make This Year!

September 15, 2019

Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).

Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Tanja Kabel

Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.

Sandy Diller

What do you call a dancing ghost? Polka-haunt-us 

Samantha Klaebe

What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!

Anne Swinkles

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? Booberry pie

Katelyn Grosart

What did Dracula serve at his Halloween party? Ghoulaide

EK Gorman

How do you fix a broken Jack-O-Lantern? With a pumpkin patch!

Karen Ostergard

Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it!

Laura Gilhuly

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream!

ECD Team

Why do mummies have no friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!

We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit to see our full collections!

Spooky crafting!

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