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Poinsettia Christmas

November 21, 2020

Hi Artlets!  It’s Suzanne here today with a project that’s guaranteed to be loved by whoever receives it!

We’re going to use the brand new Christmas Accents die set to create a bouquet of poinsettias.  Let’s get started…..


Form a 5 x 7” tent-fold card base from deep red cardstock.

Die cut the Flourished Frame from deep red cardstock and Flourished Oval Frame from gold cardstock.  Center and adhere the Flourished Frame centered on the card front. Center and adhere the Flourished Oval Frame on the card front inside the Flourished Frame.

Die cut Poinsettia petals (technically they’re leaves, but we’ll refer to the red ones as petals!) to make three large and five small poinsettias from paler red cardstock.  Die cut enough leaves to match from green cardstock. Cut enough flower centers for each of the poinsettias.

Blend darker Distress Ink on edges of poinsettia petals. The colour you use, depends on what looks good with your cardstock!  I used Fired Brick, but you could just use one of the browns.  Do the same thing with the edges of the leaves, using a darker green.  Blend a little green on the yellow centers, too.

Add some shape to the poinsettias by rubbing the leaves with the ball stylus (or small spoon) while on a foam or cushioned pad (a mouse pad will do!) and stroking inward to cup the flower petals and leaves. Adhere the layers together to form the flowers.

Adhere the flowers as shown in the photo, or as pleases you!

Beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other supplies:

Red cardstock in several shades
Green cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Gold foiled cardstock
Glue Dots – Micro
Distress Ink pads in dark red and dark green
Ink blending foams or brushes.
Ball stylus (or small spoon) and foam pad

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Fur Baby Christmas Tags

November 16, 2020

Hi Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a couple of holiday tags for all the all those who love their Fur Babies. It is no secret that I absolutely love taking the ECD’s critter dies and dressing them up for different holidays. Well, with the release of the new Winter Accessories die set, I will have no problem at all getting all the different critters dressed and ready for Christmas. Today, I have dressed up the Cat and Dog die set for all those that love their pets as much as family.

Step One: Die cut from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock the Cat die set.

Step Two: Using alcohol markers, color the die cut pieces. I used copic markers.

Step Three: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the die cut pieces of the Cat die set together.

Step Four: Repeat steps 1-3 using the Dog die set.

Step Five: Die cut the Santa Hat, Scarf, and Reindeer ears from the new Winter Accessories and color them with alcohol markers.

Step Six: Adhere the Winter Accessories to the Cat and Dog.

Step Seven: Die cut the Elegant Christmas Trees die set in both beige and dark gray cardstock. Die cut a black backing for the trees. This will make up the base of the tag.

Step Eight: Die cut one of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die set two times in red cardstock. Die cut two times a sentiment from the Words- 5 Winter Wishes die set out of dark green cardstock.

Step Nine: Adhere the with 10mm Clear Double Sided Tape the Dog to the beige tag. Adhere with Kids Choice Glue the die cut sentiment.

Step Ten: Add a sentiment from the Furrever Friends stamp set to the Fishtail tag. Punch a hole in both the Elegant Christmas Tree and Fishtail banner. Adhere the banner to the tag with a little 6mm Clear Double Sided Tape so the banner is fixed. Add a ribbon to the hole punched holes.

Here is the finished tag featuring the Dog die set.

Step Eleven– Repeat steps 9-10 this time using the dark grey Elegant Christmas Tree and Cat die set.

Here is the finished Cat tag!

Which of the Elizabeth Craft Designs critters would you dress up for this holiday season using the new Winter Accessories? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy Christmas crafting!

A Way With Words

AWWW Christmas Slimline Card

November 14, 2020

I’ve really enjoyed making slimline cards because it really opens a lot of possibilities for layouts. You can still have a very clean and open card with lots of details because of the extra space.

Slimline Christmas card in traditional colors

To make this slimline card, I started with a white layer (8.75″ x 3.75″) that I sponged a bit of Fossilized Amber and Antique Linen very lightly in the the corners.

Whenever I do a project that has a lot of die cutting, I will cut all of them out at the same and do extras so I don’t have to go back and forth. And since it’s Christmas card making, I am sure I will use the extra pieces somewhere else.

Out of white cardstock: Die cut at least 3 holly sprig and 2 branches of the berry sprigs from the new wreath builder set and the new flourished Merry Christmas die.

Out of red cardstock: the new flourished Merry Christmas die and two runs of the berries

Out of green cardstock: at least 5 pine needle

Out of light brown cardstock: 2 sets of the top of the pinecones

Out of dark brown cardstock: 2 sets of the bottom layer of pinecones

Out of gold cardstock: the coordinating snowflake from the new flourished Merry Christmas die

Out of black cardstock: one Elegant Ornament

All the elements for the greenery

Use Copic markers to add color to the holly sprigs and the berry sprigs. Add the red berries to the holly sprig and a touch of white with a white gel pen. I also sponged a corner of the pinecones with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to add some depth. Once all my pieces are done, I lay them out on the sponged white card base and adhered everything down. The two Merry Christmas die cuts were offset and the two pinecones in front were popped up with foam tape. The gold snowflake was also adhered to the flourished lettering. The 9″ x 4″ black card base frames the design.

Thank you so much for looking!

Elizabeth Craft Designs product used:

Other Supplies used:

Black, white, light brown, dark brown, green, red, and gold cardstock

Distress Oxides

White Signo gel pen

Fantasy Flowers

Christmas is on its way

November 9, 2020

Hello everyone, my name is Joyce Schmidt design team member for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was putting away the black, orange and purple of the Halloween season and was playing around with the Fantasy Florals in preparation for Christmas.  I found this Grapevine wreath in my stash and decided it needed Poinsettias made from the Floral #2 (1774).

First, I wanted the wreath to look snowy. I painted a mixture of glue and acrylic paint onto the wreath so I could stick the chunky shimmery glitter. After painting it I sprinkled the glitter, I let it sit to dry. 

I die cut all four of the shapes from the Floral #2 from red cardstock, and one set of each from green cardstock. Since poinsettias are not really a flower, rather a bunch of leaves, I only used the flower die not the leaves from this set. I used the larger of the 4 dies to act as my leaves.

I shaped the flowers on my foam mat with the back of my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers. Just for added dimension I distressed the edges of the petals. 

After layering  the flowers together slightly off set using my Kid’s Choice glue, I inserted gold stamens in the middle.  Using hot glue, I placed the flowers onto the wreath. At this point it looked a little bare. 

I got out my Trio of Leaves die (1464) and die cut some of these in green cardstock. I was the perfect touch to “fill in the holes”. 

I hope you will try this project. It is very easy and can be adapted to use with any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs florals, for any season.

Feel free to watch our process video on this project HERE.

Thank you and I hope you have a great week. 

Joyce Schmidt

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Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2019

It’s Christmas day and we’re all gathered around the tree, reflecting on this past year. We’re thankful for a lot of things –– good health, family, friends, and the like. Most of all, we’re thankful for you.

Our crafting family (that’s you!) makes everything brighter, especially this time of year. We’ve added so many new crafters to the Elizabeth Craft Designs family in 2019, and we’re looking forward to showing you all what we have in store for 2020!

From our home and hearts to yours, we’re wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays.

With love,
Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Santa Is Coming!

December 24, 2019

Here Comes Santa Claus! Hello – Samantha here…with my last Christmas card for the year! I completely love the idea of Santa’s alternative mode of transportation portrayed in this card…I can totally see him giving Rudolf the night off and flying around in this modified Safari Jeep!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut green card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Die cut the Adventures Edges wave die using white cardstock and to create a snowy background. Adhere to card base – trim.

Optional: Add machine stitched details.

Step 3: Using red, black and white cardstock die cut the Safari Jeep. Put aside the grill, side mirrors, and head lights to die cut (see Step 6) with silk microfine glitter.

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment on the ‘Safari Jeep’ bumper.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to red cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 6: Die cut the remaining ‘Safari Jeep’ parts – grill, side mirrors, and head lights.

Step 7: Die cut the Santa using red, white, cream and black cardstock.

NOTE: Only the top half of Santa is required for this card.

Step 8: Assemble and adhere the Santa die cut peices together.

Step 9: Adhere the wheels to the card front, and start to assemble the Safari Jeep.

Step 10: Adhere Santa to the card front. Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the presents (from Santa’s Sleigh die) and adhere them to the card front.

TIP: Before permanently adhering the Santa and presents check that they align with the Jeep.

Step 11: Adhere the Jeep over the Santa and presents. Adhere additional die cut presents to the card front. Die cut and adhere Santa’s bell using gold card. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

Happy Crafting –– hope you enjoyed my final Christmas card for this year and that Santa will be visiting you tonight (preferably with some brand new crafting goodies!)

Merry Christmas!



Pattern Paper

Gold Card stock

Cardstock – red/cream//white/black/green/purple/pink



Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

Googly Eyes

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Winter Sweater Tag

December 22, 2019

Hi there, it’s Tanja here and today! I would like to show you how to turn the Winter Sweater die set into a tag –– perfect for your holiday gift giving!

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • Die cut all the elements for the winter sweater from white Soft Finish Cardstock

Step 2: Stamping

  • Stamp one of the adorable little snowmen from the Snowman & Gifts set with black ink

Step 3: Coloring

  • Color the image and the background with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with pencils

Step 4: Turn the die into a Tag

  • Punch a hole at the top of the sweater and thread a piece of twine through it
  • Cover the background with patterned paper
  • Add some stamping

Have a Christmas-y Day!


Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
hole punch
patterned paper
Memento Tuxedo Black

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