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Pop it Ups Wednesday with Caz – Mixed Media Canvas

April 27, 2016

Hi friends, it’s Caz here for another Pop it up Wednesday, and today’s project is something a little different for me, but something I really enjoyed creating.

I recently made a canvas for this month’s Pop it Ups Designer Challenge and I thought it would be nice to share another one with you so you may be inspired to create your own.

caiden frame

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Delftware Inspired Cards

April 26, 2016

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today, sharing some cards that were inspired by Delft Blue tiles!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

My mom and I visited the Dutch city Delft recently. And when you visit Delft, you can’t escape Delftware. It’s everywhere! So when I got home, I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a couple of Delftware style cards.

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Altered Savings Bank

March 10, 2016

Hello there, Sanna here again with my first March project. I have recently discovered how much fun it can be creating your own home décor objects. I like to make practical things with a purpose besides looking good, hence, a savings bank made from a box as an altered object. I can use it to hold money I’m saving and it is a pretty accent for a mantel, shelf or table.

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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Spring Birthday Card

February 29, 2016

By Jeanette Horner

Hello, Jeanette Horner here, sharing a card made for a dear friend of mine. She will celebrate her birthday on the first day of March. Happy Birthday, Kay! I hope you will enjoy this card as much as I did creating it. Spring is just around the corner. I can almost smell the flowers, can’t you? 

Let’s  go!

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Yummy Strawberries Card

February 13, 2016

Hello everyone,

It’s Joset here today sharing this yummy strawberry-filled card with you. Who doesn’t adore strawberries and especially their bright red color? I love them all year round!

For this card I used my own design, the Strawberries die set, in combination with Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals, Stitched Ovals and a few other fun dies from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection. And of course the Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Inks, two products I just love using. Let’s get started!


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Love Is In The Air

January 22, 2016

Hi everyone – it’s Sandy Diller here to share a project using the new “Through the Lens” papers from Els van de Burgt Studio.  I fell in love with these papers at first sight, so of course couldn’t wait to use them.  I haven’t made an artist trading block for awhile so thought this is a perfect time to use these great papers in a fun way.  Valentine’s Day is not too far away – why not combine the two?

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Friends Floral Frame

January 18, 2016


Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson today with a picture frame I decorated with the five new Susan’s Garden Club Garden Notes (low-relief) flowers; Cosmos, Daffodil, Queen Anne’s Lace, Southern Magnolia and Zinnia.  I also used Susan’s new Garden Notes Square Grapevine Wreath, and one of her new Seeds of Thoughts Rubber Stamps.  A couple of other new dies include the new Stitched Squares and Fitted Squares from the Els van de Burgt Studio collection.

Below are pictures of the five new flower die sets Susan has added to her Susan’s Garden Club collection.  There will be videos very soon on YouTube showing how to create each one.

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Shimmer Sheetz CONFETTI Cards & Earrings

January 17, 2016

Hello, Everyone – It’s Judi Kauffman, back as today’s guest designer with some projects that I hope you’ll find interesting and fun to make: Shimmer Sheetz CONFETTI Cards & Earrings!

Just like the calendars I’ve posted for the December Designers’ Challenge and here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on December 3, these projects incorporate the leftover bits that fall out of the Ribbons 1 dies (the negative shapes that are all too often tossed into the trash). As you can see from the cards, shown in the photo above, I also used the ribbon strips. For the earrings, shown in photos below, I used only the small pieces, pieces I have used before as ‘faux staples’ and have now given a second name: CONFETTI!

Confetti A

Confetti D


Because no two people will have the same collection of papers and embellishments, use my cards as a source of inspiration to jump start your own creations. Instead of a step-by-step, here’s the basic design strategy:

Decide what size card you want to make and create a collage sized to fit the front. Use die cut Shimmer Sheetz shapes (circles, squares, ovals, rectangles), ribbon strips, and the ‘CONFETTI’ (all die cuts backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape before cutting) mixed with randomly torn and cut pieces of paper in a color scheme and theme of your choosing.

Embellish with charms, coins, buttons, feathers or other low-relief elements. Glue the collage to the front of a contrasting card base. I chose to mix in lightly sanded Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz circles cut with the smallest dotted edge circle in the Stitched Circles die set, one of the Corners 1 dies cut rom Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz altered with black StazOn. I picked the circle because it repeats the shape of the Asian coins. A side note: Shimmer Sheetz is difficult to photograph, but the Red Iridescent color is an almost exact match for the red in the calligraphy-filled Asian paper.

The close-ups below give you a sense of how I incorporated the CONFETTI.

Confetti F

Confetti G


Shimmer Sheetz jewelry is impressive, very easy to make, super lightweight. It’s a great gift and so much fun to wear. (I sometimes tuck extra pairs of earrings into my purse so I can surprise people who compliment what I’m wearing!)

All 3 pairs of earrings are die cut from a double layer of Shimmer Sheetz, Elizabeth Craft Designs thin Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape between the layers. The top layer was randomly dappled with alcohol inks before cutting, creating a textured-looking base that contrasts well with the CONFETTI.

Tip: If you don’t wear big, bold earrings, instead of Fitted or Stitched Circles or Squares use Els van de Burgt Studio Jewelry die sets to make more petite versions.

In addition to post-style earrings like the two pairs shown at the start of this blog post, you can also create dangling earrings like the ones in the photo below. Punch a 1/16” hole a scant 1/8” from the top of the shape for the earring wire.


Confetti C

Here’s a close-up of the back of the post-style earrings:

Confetti B

You will find complete instructions for making post-back and dangling earrings as well as necklaces and a bracelet at the links below. More ideas, more ways to have fun with Shimmer Sheetz!

Necklace project

Earrings Project

Droplet Earrings Project

Bracelet Project 



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Els van de Burgt Studio

1122 Ribbons 1

1124 Corners 1

1116 Stitched Circles

1117 Fitted Circles

1119 Fitted Squares


Shimmer Sheetz in color(s) of choice (Shown: Fire Opal Gemstone, Red Iridescent)

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (Required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz)

Clear Double Sided Adhesive 


Other –

Sanding block

Alcohol inks

Ink applicator tool

Jewelry findings (post backs, earring wires)

Synthetic suede (for post back earrings)

Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Happy Birthday Circle Stand Up Card

January 7, 2016



Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here. I love the New Year as it also means new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs at CHA, and who doesn’t love new things! I am super excited about the new dies being released this week. For my card today I have made a Circle Stand Up Helper (easel style) card using some of the new Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles, Fitted Circles, and Stitched Circles dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as the yummy new Joset Designs Cupcakes die set.


Here’s how I created my project:




  1. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 100lb so it measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and fold in half.
  • Using the largest circle die from the Fitted Circles die set, position it on the front of the folded white card so that part of the cutting edge of the die is beyond the fold line. Refer to photos above. Run through die cutting machine.



  • When you remove the die and open up your card it should like the photo above.




  • Fold one of the circles in half so it lines up with the edges and reinforce the score line with bone folder.




2.  Die cut another large circle from the Fitted Circles die set from White Soft Finish Cardstock.

  • Adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the back of three different shades of pink cardstock. Using the Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles die, run through die cutting machine with each color.
  • Select the first and fourth largest frame from the dark pink cardstock; the second largest frame from the mid pink cardstock and the third largest frame from the pale pink cardstock.
  • Position these so they are centred onto the large white circle we die cut previously. (Tape in place if necessary with removable tape.)
  • Remove the protective backing from either the outer or inner circle and position that onto the card with the others still in place and then careful remove protective backing from each of the other frames and position them onto your large circle.




3. Apply adhesive to the white half circle and attach the decorated circle onto the card base.




4. Using the second largest circle from the Stitched Circles die set die cut a piece of dark pink card which is approx. 5 inches square.

  • Find the centre of the circle and measure down approx. 1/2 inch and place the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper word die onto the card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Optional: cut a strip of dark pink cardstock and adhere it to the back of the large pink circle under the hole created by the stand up die.
  • Adhere pink circle to the bottom white circle of the card base.
  • Using the pale pink card die cut another Happy Birthday birthday sentiment using the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper Word die. Cut along the scored line created when die cutting and adhere over the dark pink Happy Birthday sentiment. (Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of pale pink cardstock prior to die cutting making it easier to hold the word strip in place.)



5. Using the flower and flower centre from the Cupcake die set die cut 5 pale pink flowers and 5 mid pink flower centres. Adhere the flower centre to the flower and adhere to the dark pink circle on the card base. (Optional: Shade pale pink flower with Copic Markers if desired).



6. Using the Cupcakes die set die cut the following:

  • (1) Cupcake base from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) Cupcake Icing from designer paper.
  • (1) Ribbon from mid pink cardstock
  • (1) Bow from mid pink cardstock
  • (3) Candles from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (3) Candles from dark pink cardstock
  • Color the cupcake base using Copic Markers.
  • Color the flames on the white card with yellow Copic Markers. Cut off the flame from the dark pink candles and adhere the dark pink candles to the white candles.
  • Assemble the cupcake referring to photo above and adhere to the centre of the decorated circle using foam tape for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1115 Fitted Frames 5 Lace Circles
1116 Stitched Circles
1117 Fitted Circles
1144 Cupcakes
937 Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper
PSF102 White Soft Finish Cardstock 100lb/270gr 8.5″ x 11″ 
508 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
502 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet 8.5″ x 11″  
Cardstock: Pale Pink, Mid Pink, Dark Pink
Designer Paper: Maja Design Summer Crush Flirty 12 x 12 Paper (dot pattern)
Copic Markers
Foam Tape



January 5, 2016


Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson.   Today I am excited to be posting as a new designer for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  I will be using products from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs that are in the new Elizabeth Craft Designs product release this month.

Some of the new products include a variety of Fitted Frames that all work together.  You are going to love being creative with these new dies.  They come in Fitted Ovals, Fitted Squares, Fitted Circles and Fitted Rectangles.  There are Stitched sets in all four categories, and last but not least there are also Fitted Frames that come in the same four shapes.  Below are the pictures of the three Square Frame sets, that work together.

Stitched Squares


Fitted Squares


I will show you how I created frames for my card.


1.  Use the two largest dies in the Stitched Squares set. Tape them down on the card stock, with even spacing between the dies, all the way around.  When die cut, you will have a frame plus a die cut square out of the center you can use for another project.


2.  Use the third smallest die (shown on top) for the center frame backing.  From the center of the die set, use the second (with dots) and third (with stitches) dies to create a frame.  I have the dies facing up, but be sure you turn them over and tape them down to die cut.

3.  Use the same Stitched Square die you use for the small frame to cut a backing for the small frame.

4.  Die cut the Fitted Frames 2 Lace Squares, and use the second largest frame.


5.  Above are the pieces you need to create the frames.

6.  The largest Stitched Square frame measures 5 1/4″ square.  Cut a piece of blue card stock 5 1/2″ for a base for the frames.  Glue the two largest frames to the blue square, as shown on the card.

7.  Die cut the Starfish from the Small Shells Die set.  Use gold card stock for the overlay and white card stock for the base.  Color the solid piece using markers.  Attach the two pieces together.

8.  On the small square die cut, create dots in the center that will show behind the Starfish die cut and attach the Starfish with a dimensional glue dot.

9.  Glue the small Stitched Frame inside the larger frame.

10.  Using the Joset Designs Lighthouse die set, die cut the two pieces for the Lighthouse.  Use gold card stock for the overlay and white card stock for the base.  Color the base with markers and attach the gold overlay on top.  Die cut the flag and attach at the top of the Lighthouse.

11.  Attach the Lighthouse on the left side of the card.

12.  Die cut the Anchor, from the Lighthouse set using gold card stock and attach to the right side.

13.  Using one of the rope dies from the Els van de Burgt Studio Ropes 1 die set, die cut a rope strip from Kraft brown card stock and shade with brown ink.  Attach it along the bottom edge.

All these dies help create a wonderful card that would be great for anyone!


118 – Stitched Squares

1062 – Fitted Frames 2 – Lace Squares

1145 – Lighthouse

1147 – Small Shells

1125 – Ropes 1

Other Products:

White, Blue and Gold card stock

Red, Blue, and Yellow markers

Glue Dots


Low tack Scotch Tape



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