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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:

ModaScrap Planner Essentials

Father’s Day Gift Idea

May 18, 2019

Hello, it’s Sandy here today!

We all know how difficult it can be to come up with a gift or card for the men in our lives, so I’m here to share an idea using my dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials. I love my ECD Planner but wanted to show you another way to use the great elements from this collection.

This fun photo holder can act as a card by folding it up to mail, or as a photo frame to display all of Dad’s favorite photos. It is perfect for his desk because it’s double-sided. I’ve added some small tags to each section so a personal message or information could be added.

This is a fun project –– so let’s get started making it.

I knew that I wanted 5 panels so the first thing to do is cut 10 large tags, 10 small tags and 10 Photo Frames. I have linked all the products below so you can easily find the sets I used. Also needed is 10 black strips of black cardstock to go on the frames behind the word “photo”. 1″ is the perfect height.

The Manly Man Paper Collection from ModaScrap was used for this project.

Assembly of the tags is pretty fast and easy. The black strip was added to the back and then the larger tag was added directly above that. The sizing on these are perfect.

With that completed, the small tags were stamped and decorated using the dies and stamps in the collection. For the final touch I edged all the tags with some brown ink. I then set everything aside to work on the stand.

To make the stand, two sheets of 120# black cardstock were used. The tags are about 3″ wide so the panels measure 3.25″ X 5.5″. I simply scored and folded the cardstock every 3.25″ and left a connecting tab on one end of the first section. When the two panels were connected a tag was positioned on the panel and a pencil line was added where a cut line should be. A few quick snips with the scissors and its ready to go.

Double-sided foam tape was added to each panel so it would stand out from the base. After adding the small tags with a black brad, I laid the panels out for placement.

A couple little trinkets were added from the Tim Holtz collection: the key, the stars and the charm (where 2019 was added).

All that is left now is to add my personal messages, information and photos. I’ll use the same photo frame from the die set to cut the photos so they will fit perfectly.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope this has sparked a few ideas.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

You’re Smoking, Dad

May 28, 2018
Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s Frances Byrne here with a tutorial to share with you. I am getting a head start on Father’s Day cards …. it’s only a few weeks away in the USA, however it isn’t until September down here in Australia where I live.
For my card I am playing with a few new products recently released by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love the new Beach Glitter Palette! It’s perfect for beach scenes but also fabulous colors for masculine cards. I have also used four new die sets and one new stamp set from Joset Designs.

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Els van de Burgt Studio Pop it Ups Soft Finish Cardstock


September 22, 2016


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today with a new tutorial to share with you. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new ideas to use to create male themed cards. So this time round I am playing with the new Postage Stamp Squares and the Sports Charms to create a card for DAD! This card could be used for either Father’s Day or a Birthday. 

Change the colors used on the card and this design can easily be converted to be suitable for ‘Mum’ or ‘Mom’ for Mother’s Day; ‘Boy’ for a Baby Boy card; ‘Joy’ for a Christmas Card etc.

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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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