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Dragonfly Tag

May 19, 2021

Karen here! For today’s post, I created a tag that I’ll be tying to a bottle of wine as a gift to a co-worker who will be leaving soon for retirement. I’m so jealous and, yet, so happy for her. Tags are a great way of turning a simple gift into something special.

I started this tag by diecutting the sweet dragonfly from the Sidekick Essentials 18 die set. I love that the planner sets have really cute dies that can be used for planners, cardmaking and more! I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and daubered some embossing fluid on the edges. I then used Copper embossing powder and heat set it.

The beautiful paper used in this tag is from the NEW Rainbow of Happiness paper from the Art Journal line. I diecut the tag using the Planner Essentials 26 set that has some really amazing tags and toppers. I embellished it with a couple of Fitted Heart diecuts and some ribbon. I stamped a sentiment from the Family Stamps onto a banner that is also in Planner Essentials 26. Finally, I added a few half-pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black ink, half-pearls, embossing liquid and powder, ribbon

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Create This Happy Spring Card

April 24, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Spring Card. Spring is definitely here on the west coast of Canada and has been providing a ton of inspiration for my projects these days.

To create this card, I’ve used dies and patterned paper from ModaScrap as well as a stamp set from Joset Designs. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. From the Blue Cotton Candy Paper Pack, you’ll need the white flower kraft patterned paper. Die cut the 4″ Dashing Rectangle out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle out of the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Aquamarine and Jade Magenta Nuance lightly in the middle of the rectangle piece. Spritz the powder with water. Once the paper has dried, ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. Die cut the 2 1/4″ Dashing Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Cottage Ivy Memento Ink to the branch stamp from the Wedding Sentiments stamp set and start stamping in the circle. Reapply ink the branch as many time as needed to complete a circle of branches.

Step 4. Apply Onyx Black Versafine Ink to the Happy Spring stamp from the Spring Sentiments stamp set and stamp in the center of the circle. Add a Transp.Glitter/Gold Dot in between each stamped branch in the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. From the Wood Effect Paper Pack, you’ll need to choose one of the wood patterned papers. Die cut the 2 3/4″ Dashing Circle out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 6. Die cut the Lace card out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the Lace card down to 4″.

Step 7. Die cut the three Dragonflies out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Lightly sprinkle Jade and Aquamarine Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the dragonflies. Spritz the powder with water.

Step 8. Adhere the 3 1/2″ Dashing Rectangle piece to the 4″ Dashing Rectangle piece. Adhere the lace card element to the left hand side of the 4″ Dashing Rectangle.

Step 9. Adhere the Happy Spring circle to the wood circle. Foam square the wood circle 1 1/8″ from the left and 3/4″ from the top of the 4″ Dashing Rectangle.

Step 10. Adhere the dragonflies as desired around the Happy Spring circle. To finish off the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the card front to the card base.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Spring Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


  • Magenta Nuance: Jade and Aquamarine
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Versafine: Onyx Black
  • Memento Ink: Cottage Ivy


April 6, 2018

Hi there! Marilyn here to share a card using the smooshing technique for my background along with glittering for the pretty die cut dragonflies. I’ve shown two backgrounds as options, one dark and one light, but I chose the lighter background for my card. Continue Reading

A Way With Words

Just for You with Silk Microfine Glitter and Distress Oxide Background

November 18, 2017

Hello!  Diana here today to share with you a card that is just fun to make.  One of the best things about card making is how personalized you can get with it if you know your recipient well.  And just in case the color combo, dragonflies, and glitter don’t make the person I have in mind know that this was especially made for her, I added “Just for You” for good measure.  Subtle, right? Read on to find out how I made this soft and dreamy card.


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June 21, 2017

Good Morning, this is Selma Stevenson today.  Don’t you love all the beautiful flowers you can create with Susan’s Garden Note flower dies!  There is a Lily 2 die set in Susan’s new release and I have used it for this card. These flowers are so easy to die cut and assemble.

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June 8, 2017

Hello crafty friends; this is Selma Stevenson today.  Have you seen the five new ModaScrap lacy dies? You can add an elegant flair to any card or project with these beautiful die sets.  Today I have used two Lace Corner die cuts to create a square frame from the sentiment.

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Krista Schneider ModaScrap

Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – June

June 6, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the Die Cut Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our Challenge this month is ….. Anything but a Card – for our challenge this month let’s create a project that is anything but a card. Think along the lines of a home décor item; journaling; tags etc.

For our Challenge today we are giving away ….. two sizes of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive which will include: a pack of the 5” x 12” sheets and a 10 mm roll of tape, in addition we will also give away a pack of the new ModaScrap 12” x 12” Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper Pack to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Besides the classic card, what are some project ideas you like to play around with?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 9, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the projects, click on the designer’s name under each project to be taken to the designer’s blog post that will open up in a new window.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap

Thinking of You Dragonfly Card

May 19, 2017


Hey Everyone! It’s Katelyn here, sharing with you a beautiful Thinking of You Dragonfly Card. The starting point for my card was the new ModaScrap Dragonfly die, and then by combining different die cut images my card just evolved from there. To create my card, I used a variety of dies from ModaScrap and Els van de Burgt Studio as well as a stamp from Joset Designs. Let me show you how to make it.

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