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Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2020

With Father’s day just around the corner, we thought today would be a great time to showcase some wonderful projects for dad. What better way to celebrate this special day with a handmade card, planner page or scrapbook layout. We hope these creations will inspire you to get started on your Father’s day project.

First project is from one of our new designers Joseph Nguyen who greated this adorbale dad card using the Honey Bear die set in combination with the fishing rod from the Camping Accessories and the hat from the Safari Accessories. For the word “dad” Joseph used dies from the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio. Love the sparkles on this card from the Silk Microfine Glitter. To see more of Joseph’s creations, make sure to check out his Facebook page HERE.

Next project is from Joyce Schmidt who is also one of our new designers. Joyce made this stunning card using the Vintage Gentleman die set in combination with the Postage Stamp Squares. To color she used some beautiful embossing powders and Distress Inks. For more informtion on how to create this card, make sure to check out this video.

Katelyn Gosart made this beautiful layered happy father’s day card using the reindeer die from the Planner Essentials 13 – Xmas Winter Insert in combination with the Planner Patterns and the Entwined Circles. For the base of her card she used the Stitched Squares and Stitched Circles. Love seeing Christmas dies being used all year round. For more information, make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog HERE.

Let’s have a drink. A great card for Father’s day created by EK Gorman. Love the ink background standing off with the cocktail and the masculine colors. For the cocktail EK used the Summer Drink die set and for the sentiment the Words 3 – Happy Holidays and Beach Sentiments. For more info on how to create this card, check out EK’s blog HERE.

Next card is from Karen Ostergard who also used the fishing rod from the Camping Accessories, this time in combination with the Hippo/Rhino die set. Love the paper that Karen picked for the background that almost looks like water. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiment 1. A great card for Father’s day. Find out more on Karen’s blog HERE.

Next project is created by Marjolijn van Elsberg. She created this beautiful tag with a picture of her husband, the father of their daughter Sarah. What a beautiful gift for this special day. Marjolijn did a lot of work on the Gelli plate and used alcohol inks to get this beautiful vintage look. She also used a few dies from the Planner Essentials line to decorate the tag. Find out more on Marjolijn’s blog HERE.

Laura Gilhuly created this beautiful scrapbook page for Father’s day using a combination of dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as the Kaleidoscope Background and the Make Your Mark Stencil. Laura also used the beautiful Watercolor Palette. I love the many details on this page and the colors she picked. For more information on how to re-create this page, make sure to check out Laura’s blog HERE.

Samantha Klaebe created two beautiful masculine birthday cards using the Geometric background die in combination with the Watercolor Palette and the Your Day stamps designed by Sue Smith. A great card that can be used for many occasions depending on the sentiment used. I love the bright colors she picked. For more information, make sure to check out Samantha’s blog HERE.

Tanja Kabel created this beautiful card that is easy to re-create and can be used for many different occasions like retirement, happy holidays, birthdays and more. For this card she used the Palm Trees die set in combination with the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. I love the cloud backgound she created. Make sure to check out Tanja’s blog HERE for more inspiration.

One last card featuring the Camping Accessories and the Honey Bear die sets. I love the clean look of this card created by Tina Guigui. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. A popular stamp set that creates lots of fun sentiments. The little bees are included in the Honey Bear set and the pond in the Bridge & Lotus set. For more info, check out Tina’s blog HERE.

Suzanne Canon created this simple yet elegant card for dad using a combination of dies from her A Way With Words Collection. For the sentiment she combined the Mr from the “Mr and Mrs” set and de perfect from the “You are perfect” set. Love how versatile these dies are. For the background she used the Stitched Rectangles and the Flourished Frame. Find more info HERE.

Last project for today is this masculine card created by Annette Green who used the car from the Planner Essentials 16 – Christmas Tree page. Another great example that Christmas dies can be used all year round by leaving out little details or adding some. Annette picked some beautiful paper for her background to match the truck. For more info, make sure to check out Annette’s blog HERE.


Challenge Accepted…And Answered! #MakeFlowersMasculine

May 26, 2019

I was chatting with Joseph Nguyen from JN Unique Designs on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page the other night and he said “it would be nice if we could make flowers masculine”.

Well Joseph, Challenge accepted!!!

Hope you all enjoy how I created this card. Check out the #MakeFlowersMasculine Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page going until June 14, 2019 –– you could win a special gift from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

I was inspired by this paper I got at my local craft store. It reminded me of artwork by Georgia O’Keeffe. I got my color pallets from this paper.

First I die cut 2 of each flower so I could have “extras” for fullness.

I used the Copic markers above and colored each piece.

I already had the milk can prepared in my stash-it pays to have things already made.

Next I shaped them on my shaping mat and cutting the yellow center pegs in half so I could get a good base for my pollen.

I assembled the flowers by offsetting the three layers. I dipped the yellow pieces in pollen and put green pollen in center for a darker effect.

Since this card is for my Dad for Father’s Day, I stamped it with the sentiment “Happy Father’s Day”.

I achieved the green background behind punch by cutting same punch in half.

This gave me a “matte” behind my sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my creation. Flowers are NOT just for Moms!

Thank you for visiting and stop by soon for other creations from us.

Happy Crafting!

Joyce Schmidt

Products used:

Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Galaxy Background Father’s Day Card

May 17, 2018

Hi there! It’s Elena today and I thought it would be fun to create a galaxy background for a Father’s Day card. The Take Time for You die set seemed like a great compliment to a space theme background since time and space go hand in hand. Plus, it’s a great message for Dad, who likely doesn’t take enough time for himself, right? Here’s how I made the card: Continue Reading

Pop it Ups

Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2014

DSC_0045-1Hi Everyone, it’s Jackie and I decided to do a Father’s Day Card which is tomorrow. I knew I wanted to do this card using the Cars, Planes and Motor Peel-off because my Dad has a 1963 Falcon Convertible that he fully restored. For some reason he never drives this car so I thought this would be a great card to honour his car!



1. For your card base, cut black square paper 7″x 10″ rectangle, score and fold in half.

2. Cut light brown paper 9 1/4″x 6 1/2″ rectangle, score in the middle. Place ‘Lots of Pops’ die on score line and run it through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the inside of your card base.

Front of card:

1. Cut red paper 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Cut blue word paper 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. And cut Yellow paper 4″x 6″. Layer and adhere to the front of your card using double-sided adhesive.

2. Cut out tag from patterned paper. Adhere using pop up dots. Add pre-cut map using a tape runner. Cut various tags out of patterned paper. Add a clip to hold the tickets together.

Inside of card:

1. Cut red paper 2 3/4″x 6 3/4″ for the top and cut red paper 3 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ for the bottom.
Cut ‘Dart’ patterned paper 2 1/2″x 6 1/2″ for the top and cut ‘Boarding Pass’ patterned paper
3 1/4″x 6 1/2″ for the bottom.

2. Cut various license plates out of patterned paper. Adhere using pop up dots as shown. Cut road out of black paper and add line markings using a white color pencil.

3. Die cut poles (included in the Lots of Pops die set) out of dark blue paper and adhere twine using tiny attachers. Attach license plates to the twine using mini library clips.DSC_0051-1

4. Using the black Car Peel-off apply to double-sided adhesive as shown by Els in this video.
Cover adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger and brush off any excess glitter.

5. Color with Tombow Markers.


6. Die cut 1 large tag and 3 small tags out of patterned paper. Stamp sentiment ‘Happy Father’s Day’ using black pigment ink and emboss using clear embossing ink onto 3 small tags.  Note: To stamp each individual word on tag, place clear magic tape over word not being stamped, remove tape when stamping. Do this for all 3 words. Write a personal note on the large tag. Add blue ribbon to tags and adhere to card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

778 – Lots Of Pop die

763 – Tag die

1009 – Cars, Planes, Motor Peel-off in Black

502 – Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

639 – Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Cardstock and patterned papers– Kaisercraft ‘Now Boarding’ Collection, Authentique collection ‘Abroad’, Tim Holtz  Paper Stash called ‘Lost and Found’, Crumb Cake – Stampin’Up

Other: Tiny Attacher, Ephemera Pack ‘Expedition’ – Tim Holtz, Clips, Mini Library Clips, French Blue Grosgrain ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Black Pigment ink -Clearsnap, Happy Father’s Day #E9300 – Paper Inspirations




Pop it Ups

Owl Father’s Day Card

June 5, 2014

It’s Karen Aicken here today, and I wanted to share another way to use the Accordion Circle Card die – to make a flat card!  I chose masculine colours for the card stock and  Owl Peel-off.


Let’s start with the Owl Peel-off.  Els has a wonderful video showing the technique, which you can see HERE.

1.  Transfer the Owl and the matching Owl Eyes Peel-offs to the card stock with double sided adhesive on top as shown in the video. Cover the adhesive with the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Put the excess back into the jar and polish the glitter on the Owl with your fingers to bring up the shine. (All of this is covered in Els’ video!)

2.  While Els’ video shows using alcohol markers, I coloured these Peel-offs with Tombow Dual Brush markers which are water based. They do require a drying time. I left my colored Peel-offs dry overnight. When dry, fussy cut the owl and the eyes.

3. Turn the cut out Peel-offs over onto scrap paper so the back side is facing up. Go around the edges ON THE BACK SIDE with a black permanent marker. This helps hide the white cut edge from the white card stock backing.

4.  Using foam tape, attach the eyes over the main Owl Peel-off and set this aside.

5.  Cut a 10 x 5″ piece of Kraft card stock for your card base, score at 5″ which gives you a 5″ square folded card. I prefer not to make top fold cards as I find they collapse when displayed … but you could certainly make this a top fold card if you prefer.

6.  Using the Accordion Circle Card die, die cut one accordion page from black card stock. Trim off the connection points,  and the long side tab.

7.  Adhere the black outer portion (the frame) centered onto the Kraft card base. Note … I found I needed to trim off 1/8″ off the right edge of my folded card base to keep the area outside the frame even all the way around.

8.  Cut four of the solid Circle Frame Edges from green card stock and ink all the edges with dye ink and a blending sponge.

9.  Emboss the four Circle Frame Edges with the Spring Leaves embossing folder.


10.  Adhere the Circle Frame Edges onto the black Accordion frame with your choice of adhesive. (I like a tape runner, but you could also adhere the card stock to double sided adhesive before cutting them, then just peel off the backing and adhere.)

11.  Add black Peel-off border strips onto the green frame, trimming the ends at the corners as you do each side. I really like the way the light reflects off the border stickers as well as the Peel-offs – it ties it all in together!

12.  Using foam tape, center and attach the coloured Owl Peel-off to the black circle from the accordion page we cut earlier in step 6. Trim off any remaining tabs.

13.  Center and attach the black circle inside the circle opening created by the Frame Edges and black Circle Accordion ‘frame’.


14.  For the inside, cut a 4″  square of green card stock and a 4-1/4″ square of black. Center the green one on top of the black one and adhere.

15.  Cut a 3-3/4″ square of white card stock and ink the edges. Add a border Peel-off across the top and add hand lettering (or a stamp). I also added two leaf Peel-offs from the owl sheet, and coloured them in with markers. Center the white panel on top of the green/black one and adhere.

16.  Adhere the layered panel, centered inside the card.


While I made this card for my Dad for Father’s Day, I am doing a demo at Paper Pastimes in Calgary next week showing Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Peel-offs. I will be bringing this card to share with them as well, as it’s always fun to see new ways to use our supplies.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Accordion Circle Card die

Square with Circle Frame Edges

Spring Leaves Embossing Folder

Owl Circle Peel-offs

Straight Border Peel-offs

Double Sided Adhesive

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter


Other Supplies:

White card stock

Kraft card stock

Black card stock

Green card stock

Big Shot

Foam tape

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

Black Sharpie

Dye ink and blending sponge


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