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Christmas Shadow Box –photo

December 24, 2015


Hi, it’s Angela and I wanted to share a holiday shadow box with you. This is the perfect project to showcase a favorite holiday photo. Shadow boxes are fun to decorate using ephemera, die cuts, peel-offs, patterned paper and so much more! Shadow boxes work perfectly with any style whether you are shabby chic, formal or vintage. You can create one to perfectly suit your style. Let me share with you how easy it is to create one for yourself.
*This project was created using a Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box in black.
*Cut 3 white panels 4 x 4 and adhere one in each window.

*Christmas ephemera was distressed with ink, placed in the bottom window and glued down.
*Die cut a silver glittered corner and glue to the bottom right corner of the shadow box.

*Snowflake peel-offs and circles from the peel-off sheet were placed in the center window and around the whole shadow box.
*The number 25 and “Merry Christmas” were placed in the center window.

*A vintage photo was placed in the top window along with a glittered die cut silver corner.
*Die cut the word “Believe” from glittered silver paper and glue to the top of the shadow box.
*Add a red and silver ribbon around the box, tied in a bow at the right side.
*Add Santa to the shadow box.
I hope you will give this project a try. This would make a fun holiday gift or a perfect addition to your home for the holidays!
Elizabeth Craft Products:
Other Products Used:
Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box in black
White cardstock
May Arts red/silver ribbon
Tim Holtz Holiday Ephemera, numbers, occasions photos
Paper Wizard Santa

Pop it Ups

Christmas Tag

November 26, 2015

Hello, it’s Angela and today I want to share with you a project that my girlfriends & I created this past weekend. We wanted to create a fun & different way to give a gift cards for the holidays so we decided to make a Christmas themed tag. Here’s how we created it.

  1. Die cut the tag & overlay from 11” x 4.25” olive cardstock.
  2. Die cut the Stand Up Helper Tree die at the bottom of the tag & decorate with Red Glitter Dots Peel-offs and a Gold Star Peel-off.


  1. Die cut bricks from beige & red cardstock.


  1. Die cut the stocking, cuff, hanging loop and nail & accessories from patterned paper and solid color cardstock.


  1. Add a 4.25” x 3” piece of patterned paper behind the tag at the top.
  2. Glue the beige brick grid onto the tag and glue the red bricks into the open spaces.
  3. Poke a hole in the bricks and glue the “nail” in place so it looks like it is coming out of the hole.
  4. Assemble and glue the layers of the stocking. Add Red Glitter Dots to the points on the cuff. Use foam tape or pop dots to secure the stocking to the tag.
  5. Add a wood grain paper  rectangle measuring 4.25” x .75” to the tag above the bricks.
  6. Stamp the sentiment on beige cardstock , mat onto red & black cardstock; add to the tag just above the bricks.
  7. Punch a hole at the top of the tag. Set an eyelet in the hole. Add 2 ribbons and a piece of pom pom yarn.
  1. Secure the gift card with a glue dot behind the Stand Up Helper Tree at the bottom of the tag.

Invite your friends over & have a tag making party! Each person can create her own gift tag. I hope you give this project a try!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products – 

1027 Bricks

1077 Tags & More 9 Sparkle

930 Stand Up Helpers set 2

932 Stocking Solid

931 Stocking Overlay set 1

CS003 Merry & Bright stamps

310 Gold Seasons Greetings (star for the tree)

7018 Red Glitter Dots


Other Products Used – 

Olive, beige, red, black cardstock

Echo Park Christmas paper

Ribbon, pom pom yarn

Pop Dots

Pocket Gift Card Holder

November 12, 2015

Hello, it’s Angela and I want to share with you a great way to use your Els van de Burgt Studio Tags & More dies for the holiday gift-giving season! I was inspired to create this from a blog post that I saw which used packaged tags. So, by using a few basic craft supplies, you can easily create your own tags and make them into gift card pockets! Let’s get started!


 To create the tag:

  • Die cut the tag from black card stock and the finished size is 7” x 4 1/4”.
  • Die cut the overlay die with patterned paper and glue to the black tag and trim as needed.

To create the pocket:

  • Cut black cardstock to 6 1/4” x 4”.
  • Score at 1/2” and 1” on one long side and both short sides.
  • Fold on all score lines and cut as shown in photo.
  • Tape edges with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Cut the designer paper for the pocket front at 4 1/8” x 2 7/8”.
  • Cut 2 designer papers at 3/8” x 2 7/8” for the sides of the box and one at 3/8” x 4 1/8” for the box bottom.
  • Set aside while we decorate the tag.

FTo decorate the tag:

  • Cut designer paper at 4 3/4” x 4” and round the bottom two corners, glue to tag front.
  • Cut designer paper to 3/4” x 4” and round the top two corners, glue to tag front.
  • Punch a hole and set an eyelet at the top of the tag and tie a red ribbon.
  • Remove the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape from the pocket, creating the “box” and attach to the tag front.
  • Here is a side view of the tag

To create the gift card cello bag:

  • A cello bag is used for the gift card and to hold the wrapped chocolates.
  • Mini Hershey bars were wrapped in designer paper and added with the gift card.
  • Tie the cello with baker’s twine.

Decorating the tag back:

  • Cut design paper to 4 1/4” x 2 7/8”, glue to tag.
  • Die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ from Shimmer Sheetz backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape (using the Metal Adaptor Plate) and add to tag back

Add your cello bag with gift card and candies into the pocket and you are done! This is a quick and easy project to make your holiday shopping a breeze! I hope you give this project a try and  the same technique is perfect for other occasions too such as birthday and Father’s Day!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

1077 Tags & More 9 Sparkle

1056 Quietfire Merry Christmas

0213 Shimmer Sheetz green metallic

506 ECD Transparent 6 mm double sided tape

803 Metal Adaptor Plate


Other Products:

Black cardstock

Authentique ‘Tidings’ Collection designer papers

Red polka dot ribbon

Brown baker’s twine

Cello bag

3 Hershey chocolates

Black eyelet

Big Shot


Crop-a – dile




Halloween Fun With Elizabeth Craft Designs

August 27, 2015

Hi, it’s Angela and I am so excited to share this project with you. My friend Nicole created a festive Halloween project featuring pull out tags. Let me share with how she created the project using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Peel-off stickers and Silk Microfine Glitter.


*A piece of cardstock 17 1/4 x 11 1/2  was scored to create four panels, pockets & a flap.


*Inside view of the book with the tags in the pockets.


*Four pieces of pattern paper were cut to decorate the back of the book.

*Letter & numbers were die cut from black cardstock to create the front title of the book “October 31st” and it was glued on the front cover.

*A pumpkin peel-off was placed on double sided adhesive, glittered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polished, then colored with Copic markers and then cut out.

*A magnet was placed between the pumpkin and black cardstock circle to create a magnetic closure for the book front.


*Panel # 1 has a pattern paper tag that has been scored twice and it creates a pull down tag which was decorated with a stamp image and metal skeleton.

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 *The tag has a journal spot and pictures placed.

*Panel # 2  and panel # 3 have tags folded once and google eyes and photos were used to decorate the tags.


*Inside the book was decorated with patterned paper behind the pockets and on panel #4, a patterned tag was placed on the pocket front.


*Four back cardstock tags were die cut from assorted tag dies.

*The cardstock tags for the pockets were decorated with photos of the kids in costumes and ECD double sided tape was applied to the tags and then  ECD Silk Microfine Glitter was applied and polished in.

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*On the other two tags, glitter was applied and ribbon was placed on all tags.

photo j

*The names of each child were die cut and glued to the tag back along with photos.

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*The positive and negative images from the alphabet dies were used to create “Brody’s” name and a gold metallic marker was used to write “My boys 2013”.

Nicole did a wonderful job on this cute tag book! Creating one is easy and fun to decorate and embellish. Pull out your photos, dies & glitter and make a tag book keepsake for yourself!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

958 Tags & More 5 – Sunburst

959 Tags & More 6 – Daisy

957 Tags & More 4 – Flourish

967 Alphabet 1 – Caps

1075 Alphabet 2 – Lower Case

1076 Numbers & More 2

2538 Pumpkin Peel-off

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

624 Bluebell Silk Microfine Glitter

614 True red Silk Microfine Glitter

613 Orange Silk Microfine Glitter

612 Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter

631 Soft green Silk Microfine Glitter

601 Basic black Silk Microfine Glitter


Other products used:

My Minds Eye Frightful paper

Manilla cardstock 17.25 x 11.5

black and orange cardstock

black cardstock


copic markers


skeleton charm

wicked stamp


gold metallic pen

Hope you enjoyed.

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Just for Him

June 11, 2015

Hi! It’s Angela and today I wanted to share a project created using the brand new Maritime peel-offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love projects with nautical themes and the new peel-offs and the BoBunny Boardwalk paper inspired this project. The two paired together perfectly to create this fun and easy masculine chipboard book.

Instructions for the cover:

*Place a Maritime peel-off ship onto the patterned paper. Color and shade the sail and the boat.
*Die cut the ship with the Garden Patch die. When removing the 16 pieces from the die, place them in the correct sequence.
*Cut out the Garden Patch die again in black cardstock.
*Create the covers and spine of the book and cover with patterned paper.
* Glue the black Garden Patch frame onto the front of the book and glue the 16 boat pieces in the correct order into the grid frame.
*Add black peel-off corners and decorative lines.
*Ink and distress a wooden anchor and glue to the book front.
*Stamp the sentiment onto cream cardstock and mat onto black cardstock and glue onto the front cover.
Instructions for the inside pocket:
*Decorate the pocket and background paper with the Maritime peel-offs using positive and negative peel-offs.
*Cut a tag from the Tags & More – Deco die.
*Cut an overlay from the die and glue to the tag front.
*Add ribbon and place in the pocket
Mini Legal Pad:
*Decorate the top of the pad with patterned paper.
*Add Maritime peel-offs.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

600 Transfer sheet

Other Supplies:

BoBunny Boardwalk paper
Black, kraft and cream cardstock
Nautical stamp
Wooden anchor
Orange and brown crepe ribbon

This project would make a perfect Father’s Day gift or for a summer birthday! I hope you try using the peel-offs in your next project. They are a fun and easy embellishment and come in so many fantastic themes!


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