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Have a Magical Day

April 27, 2020

Hello! Samantha here! Welcome!

I’ve wanted to create a card using this Dragon die for the longest time but could never figure out a background. Paper alone wasn’t going to give me the look I wanted so I brought out the ink pads and created my own colourful background!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut out a card front using white card stock measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 2: Using a blending tool, blend circular spots of purple ink onto the card front.

Step 3: Using a blending tool, blend circular spots of pink ink onto the card front.

Step 4: Using a blending tool, fill in the gaps, blending yellow ink onto the card front.

Step 5 : Using the star dies – from Elegant Christmas Tree die cut a stencil from a piece of scrap white card stock.

Step 6: Use this star stencil and a blending tool to apply white pigment ink onto the card base.

Step 7: Move the stencil around, and repeat step 6 until you are happy with the amount of stars on the card front.

Step 8: Using a variety of pink card stock die cut the clouds.

NOTE: These clouds are actually from the Elizabeth Craft Designs ‘tree’ die.

Step 9: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to light pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Diva). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut the wings, tail, and ears of the dragon.

Step 10: Die cut the remaining pieces of the Dragon – use a variety of shades in pink card stock.

Step 11: Assemble the dragon and adhere the pieces together. Adhere googly eyes to the dragon.

Step 12: Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Adhere this to the card front.

Step 13: Adhere card base to an A6 card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

I loved playing around with this bokeh ink blending background technique – especially using die cut stars to create a stencil. Hopefully it inspires you to try this technique maybe even die cut your own stencil.

Happy Crafting !


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Black Card stock

Pink Card stock


Googly Eyes


Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Distress Oxide Ink

White Pigment Ink

Blending Tool

A Way With Words Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

8 Thanksgiving Projects You’ll Be Thankful For

October 20, 2019

Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday season? Sure, there’s the stress of cooking, and gift-giving… but that also means that there are more opportunities to craft! (And we couldn’t be more excited!)

With the help of our amazing Design Team, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving projects you’ll definitely want to make this year. Take a look below, and be sure to tell us in the comments which one you’ll be making!

EK Gorman

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for all my family and friends that I get to share Thanksgiving with this year.

Karen Ostergard

What I’m thankful for: my family

These pages are all ready to go for my Thanksgiving pictures!

Tanja Kabel

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for the love and support of my family.

Katelyn Grosart

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for having a supportive Fiance who supports through everything, even if my ideas and choices are a bit crazy.

Suzanne Cannon

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for all the little things in life that are sometimes overlooked.

Laura Gilhuly

What I’m thankful for: The aspect of my life that I am most thankful for is my family.

We are a really close family and we help each other through good and bad.  We had a rough year with Jon’s health and every day I am thankful for him to be here and our boys that showed their loving and caring and strong demeanor that helped us both. I am thankful for the laughter we share, the lessons we have learned, the moments we have and the life we have built together.

Diana Nguyen

What I’m thankful for:  I am thankful to be part of such a wonderful team of crafters!

Sandy Diller

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for family and friends.

If you would like to see how this was made, please come back to the ECD Blog on Thursday October 24 for a complete tutorial and more photos!

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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Blue Hour

January 14, 2018

Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna here with a Guest Designer project. But first, I´d like to congratulate everyone on the design team. It’s a great team to be part of! I feel very honored to be able to stay here and share crafty projects with you as a guest blogger. Today is my turn to share the first project, so let’s get started. Continue Reading


Mixed Media Daisy Canvas – Wall Decor

September 20, 2017

Welcome, friends, to a brand new project. This is Piyanki here today. The ECD Design Teams are celebrating the season with home decor projects this month. I have created a beautiful canvas for you using the Gerbara Daisy from Susan’s Garden. I always enjoy using canvas boards because the surface is just right as a background for handcrafted flowers.

This time the canvas is partially covered with mixed media effects, a fitting backdrop for the bouquet.

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Misted background die cut cards

February 10, 2017

Hello there, Sanna here today to share a set of easy-to-make misted-background die cut cards. I really like to use color when crafting and spray inks are so much fun. Therefore I wanted to share this simple and easy card making idea with you!

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Snowflake Cards

August 18, 2016

Hi everyone, Sanna here again today to share a set of Snowflake Cards with you. I know that it is a bit early for winter themed cards, but the minute I saw the Brrrr-sentiment die I had to make something fun with it. Here are a few ideas on how to use the same dies in different ways.

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Mother’s Day Set

April 28, 2016

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and  the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.

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Decorated Box With Susan’s Garden Patch

June 25, 2015

Hi, it’s Angela and today I want to share a decorated box that I created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products. Lately I’ve been inspired by softer color palettes and springtime. I decided to use one of Susan’s Garden Patch die and the new flower dies to create a quilt. The box is a perfect place to keep your dies or cards that you’ve created.

Angela 1

The Box:

*Cut about 15 1/4″ strips of assorted patterns of pattern paper. Attach ECD double-sided adhesive to a piece of 5″ x 4″ thin white paper. Start placing the 1/4″ strips to the adhesive in a herringbone pattern.

*Using the Garden Patch die, cut out a green cardstock grid and also cut out the paper you created the herringbone on and keep the 6 squares, discard the frame.

*Attach the green grid to a double mat of patterned papers and glue the six squares into the openings. Apply some coffee ink around the edges using a sponge.

*Attach the grid to a piece of patterned paper and a green mat and attach to the box top.

Angela 2

Decorating the Quilt:

*Cut one leafy branch from green cardstock to decorate the two opposite corners of the box.

*Cut 3 sets of flowers from the Bunch of Flowers die. Distress and wrinkle the flowers. Apply ink to the edges and nest the three sizes together. Place a brad to hold them together. Glue two flowers to the lower left corner.

Angela 3

*Glue one flower to the upper right corner and place two pins under the flower.

*Cut the word “QUILT” using the Alphabet 1-Caps die from patterned paper and glue to the bottom right corner of the box.

*Decorate the sides and the inside the box as desired.

Angela 4

I hope you will try this faux quilt technique with your Garden Patch dies! The results are beautiful!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Graphic 45 Book box
Gilded Lily 8 x 8 pad Graphic 45
Green and white cardstock
Coffee Ink
3 Brads
2 Pins


NEW Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies – Summer 2014 Release

July 1, 2014

Hello everyone!

To celebrate our new release, we are having a prize drawing! Enter to win a $100 shopping spree at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Details are at the end of this blog post.

We are so excited to announce our Summer 2014 release which includes:

– 27 New dies and die sets designed by Els van de Burgt and me
– 16 New die sets designed by Karen Burniston
– 2 New Shimmer Sheetz Colors – Light Blue and Yellow Metallic
– New Metallic Shimmer Sheetz Sampler Pack

All products will be available in stores mid-July 2014. If you don’t have a local store, don’t worry, we also offer the new products online at

Our Design Team already created some wonderful projects using our new dies. We would like to SNEAK PEEK a few today. But let’s have a look at the 27 new dies first.

We have a Candle, Rubber Ducky, Holly Flourish, Crystal Flowers and much more! We also have a new set of Stand Up Helper dies. This time the set includes 6 seasonal images. If you haven’t seen Stand Up Helpers dies before, watch Els demonstrating them HERE. They are so much fun!


Now that you’ve seen Els demonstrating the Stand Up Helpers dies, we hope you are excited about our 9 NEW Stand Up Helpers word dies! And don’t forget, you can use these versatile dies at the top of or down the side of a card, not just as Stand Up Helpers.


We have 3 NEW word dies; Happy New Year, Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings. All three are different from existing dies with the same words. They’re great for cutting paper, cardstock, Velvet Adhesive Sheets and more. To see our full collection of word dies, click HERE.


And last but not least the wonderful Pop it Ups collection by Karen Burniston including 3 NEW Character dies, Poppy, Hoppy and Chilly plus a Props set. Karen has 2 great Videos demonstrating the new dies. To watch the Videos click HERE.

Now that we’ve showed you all of the new dies, it’s time for some samples! The Design Team came up with some amazing projects. Here are just a few of the cards they created:

Rita Edwards created a Stand Up Helpers card using the Snowflake Stand Up Helper from Stand Up Helpers Set 2. She also used the Candle, Holly Leaves & Berries and the new Merry Christmas dies.


Els van de Burgt used the new word Stand Up Helpers Season’s Greetings and Merry Christmas. For the card on the left Els used the Stocking Solid and the Stocking Overlay Set 1. The little flower is included in the Candle die set which was also used for the card on the right. The Holly Flourish was used to decorate the top and bottom of the card.

Rita Edwards created a second Stand Up Helpers card using the Tree Stand Up Helper from Stand Up Helpers 2. Rita also used the Snowman and Happy New Year dies.


Jackie Smith used the ornament dies from Ornament Set 3 to create her card. She also used the small sprigs included in the Candle die set and the new Merry Christmas word die. The larger sprig at the top is from our previous collection and it is called Sprig and Berries.


Debra Hensley used the Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper die to illustrate how beautiful it can look on a flat card. She also used the NEW Snowman and the 5 Part Pine (from our previous collection).

Karen Aicken also used the Season’s Greeting Stand Up Helper die for a flat card. Because of the bar at the bottom of the letters, the die can also be used to create a border sentiment at the top of a card. Karen used the Holly Leaves and Berries dies for the card front and embossed the background with the Berry Branch Embossing Folder, a great combination!

Candy Spiegel used the NEW Rubber Ducky and the Congratulations die from our previously released collection.

Frances Byrne used the umbrella, boots and raindrops from the Rainy Day die set, along with the Get Well Soon Stand Up Helper, for her card.

Kelly Booth created this card using our NEW Crystal Flower and Hello Stand Up Helper dies. There are 3 Crystal Flower sets: Crystal Flower Set 1 includes 2 solid flowers (2 sizes) and 2 centers; Crystal Flower Overlay Set 1 (not shown) and Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 (used for this project) include two overlays to match the solid flowers, along with two centers.

Raquel Mason used the umbrella from the Rainy Day die set as well as the new Rubber Ducky die for her card. They are the perfect fit for Karen Burniston’s NEW Ring Accordion Card die. 

Helen Cryer used the NEW Wheelbarrow and Bunch of Flowers 1 and Accordion Circle Card from our previously released collection.

Francs Byrne also used the Wheelbarrow die for her card, along with the new Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper. She used Karen Burniston’s NEW Outdoor Edges and Bunch of Flowers 1 and Curvy Leaves from our previously released collection. As you can see, the Design Team loves to use dies they already own in combination with the new ones they’ve just received!

We hope that these samples will inspire you and that you are as excited as we are about the new dies!

To celebrate our new release we’re having a prize drawing! Subscribe to our blog and leave a comment on today’s blog post in order to enter to win the prize. We will select one lucky winner in a random drawing. She/he will receive $100 to spend at

The winner will be announced on Monday, July 7, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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