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Pink and White Poinsettias

September 21, 2015


Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson, a member of Susan’s Design Team. Today I created a Christmas card using Susan’s beautiful Susan’s Garden Notes – Poinsettia die. Here are the instructions:

l.  This is a 6″x6″ card with three white layers attached on top. Score around the edges of all three layers for a finished look.

2.  Use the Lots of Dots embossing folder to create dimension on the smallest layer.

3.  Glue the middle layer to the largest layer, then attach the bottom layer to the main card with dimensional tape. Attach the smallest (embossed) layer on top with dimensional tape.


4.  Die cut enough poinsettia petals to create three poinsettias. Draw definition on each petal – use the Leaf tool from Susan’s Tool Kit to draw in the lines.

5.  To create the pink and white flowers, use Spun Sugar Distress Ink and a Fantastix to add ink along the center of each petal.  Place a few drops of the Distress Ink on the Teflon Work Sheet and next to it spray some water. Wet the Fantastix with water, then dip in the concentrated ink. Dab the ink up the center of each petal. The ink will run a little to give it a natural look.

6.  Allow the petals to dry, then shape them with the medium stylus from Susan’s Tool Kit. Assemble the flowers with as many petals as you like.  For the center of the flowers, I used the green and yellow Viva Paper Pen to create the little circles, then glued them in the center of the flower, once they were dry.

7.  Die cut the poinsettia leaves, then shape. I like to die cut my leaves using white cardstock then color them. I colored them green, then added a tinge of red.

8.  Die cut Garden Notes – Whitepine Boughs. I like to use the Fine Pointed Scissors to cut between each “needle” of the pine bough to make them thinner, but this isn’t necessary.

9.  Die cut the Quietfire “Believe” sentiment out of silver glitter cardstock. It doesn’t show very well, but I also die cut the ECD Circles out of silver glitter cardstock and it is under the poinsettias.

10.  To finish the card, ECD Peel off Lines and Corner Stickers were added.

Don’t you think the pink and white poinsettias, along with the silver, create a beautiful card?


Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

1090 Garden Notes – Poinsettia

1091 Garden Notes – Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone

808 Susan’s Garden Tool Set

114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

1049 QuietFire Believe

1028 Circles

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

1034 Corners and Borders Peel Off Stickers

Other –

Score Board

Dimensional Tape

Spun Sugar Distress Ink


Teflon Work Mat

Green and Yellow Viva Paper Pens

Silver Glitter Card Stock




Pop it Ups Videos

Just Peachy Roses

September 7, 2015

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Hi, It’s Christine here from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team. Today my post is actually using one of Susan’s first releases with Elizabeth Craft Designs, the Rose 2. I had a wedding that I needed a card for and the color in the wedding was peach. I do love roses and so this is what evolved. Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs’ website here to see all the new releases. Let’s get started

Card is a white 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base.

  1. Cut 1 piece of peach cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and emboss with Heart Strings embossing folder. Adhere to card front using ECD double sided adhesive.
  2. Using the Katie Flourish Frame Edges, cut 2 sets of frame edges from white cardstock backed with double sided adhesive and adhere to card front as shown. (Note: there is a space between the pieces at the corners which is where the pearls are added)
  3. For the oval, use the Accordion Oval Card die to cut 1 panel from white cardstock. Cut the oval from the panel and trim off the tabs. Attach to center of card using foam adhesive.
  4. “I Do” was stamped to the left on the oval and heat embossed.
  5. To make the roses and leaves see Susan’s video here . I cut all the roses twice so there would be extra petals to make it fuller if I wanted. The buds were done so some were more open than others. Adhere roses and leaves to the oval using a clear drying adhesive.
  6. Add pearls at each corner in space between frame pieces.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

#998 Susan’s Garden Rose 2

#772 Accordion Oval Card

#997 Katie Flourish Frame Edges

#506 Clear Double Sided Adhesive

#30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels Flower Coloring Kit 1

#808 Susan’s Garden Deluxe Tool Kit

#810 Large Molding Pad

#811 Leaf Molding Pads

Other Supplies

Close To My Heart cardstock Sorbet and Olive

Close To My Heart white A2 card

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive


Foam Adhesive

I hope that you enjoyed my post today. Now it is your turn.

Until next time,

Happy Scrapping!




“Butterfly”, The Flying Flower

August 23, 2015


Hello everyone,

It’s Jackeline here with a project that was inspired by the wonderful Butterflies die sets part of the Els van de Burgt Studio Collection, and my visit to the Butterfly Pavilion with my family. I created a card in black and white tones to highlight the butterfly using Silk Microfine Glitter.

Let’s get started:

1. Cut a rectangle piece of  8 1/2″ x  5 1/2″ in black cardstock. Score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half to create your card base.

2. Apply a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to white cardstock large enough to die cut:

  • The Frames using the new Fitted Frames 3.
  • The flowers using the new die Flower Cluster.
  • One butterfly silhouette using the new die Butterfly 1.
  • One Small butterfly silhouette using the new die Small Butterfly.

To built the Butterflies:

3. Die cut one big butterfly overlay  and one small butterfly overlay on the release sheet from the tape.

4. To apply the Silk Microfine Glitter: peel off the release sheet from the big butterfly silhouette and place the overlay mask on top.

5. Start applying the Orange Silk Microfine Glitter glitter from the inside to the outside of the wings. Tap it off and proceed with the next color glitter. I used Solar Gold.

6. Brush off the excess and polish. Before removing the mask make sure to clean any glitter left attached to the mask.

7. Take off the mask. Place the body on top of the butterfly and apply black glitter.

8. Die cut one big butterfly silhouette and one small butterfly silhouette in yellow cardstock.

9. Assemble the butterfly, placing the glitter one on top of the one die cut in yellow cardstock using double sided adhesive.

10. Repeat this process with the small butterfly.

For more info on how to use this technique, watch a tutorial by Els Here

Decorating the card:

11. From your die cut Fitted Frames 2, remove the release sheet of the largest frame and apply to card front. You can use the other frames for a next project.

12. Remove the release sheet of the die cut Flower Cluster and apply to card front as show (left bottom corner inside fitter frame).

13. Decorate the center of the flowers from the Flower Cluster with Gold Glitter Dots. Also apply some Glitter Dots to the center of the flower swirls and inside the frame as shown.

14. Apply butterflies as shown using double sided adhesive.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.



Elizabeth Craft Designs

1063 Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles
1067 Poinsettia
1068 Flower Cluster 1
1072 Small Butterfly
1073 Butterfly 1
502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″ – 5 pack
638 Solar Gold – Silk Microfine Glitter
601 Basic Black – Silk Microfine Glitter
613 Orange – Silk Microfine Glitter
7018 Gold Glitter Dots


Black, White and Yellow Cardstock


Lovely Lilies

July 6, 2015

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Hello everyone,

It’s Christine here from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team. Today my post is a top fold card using the Susan’s Garden Notes Lily Die. The lily is such fun to make as there are so many varieties and colors that it is like doing a new flower every time. Let’s get started.


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1.  Cut white cardstock 4-1/2″ x 12″.

2.  Ink all edges and lower right corner with Antique Linen Distress Ink

3.  Cut pink cardstock 4-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ then tear off the lower right corner. Ink all edges. Spritz the torn edge with a little water and gently roll the edge up a little.

4.  Cut white cardstock 4″ x 5-1/2″ and emboss using ECD Flower Mosaic embossing folder. Tear off the lower right corner. Ink edges and lightly ink the embossed image. Spritz the torn edge and gently roll it up a little.

5.  Using the ECD Paris Edge die, cut Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. Cut one side first, then turn the piece and line up the die to mirror the cut on the other side.

Creating the lilies

Creating the lilies is so easy using Susan’s video found here. The lilies I used today are the Star Gazer lilies. PanPastels were used to color the lilies.


1.  Using ECD 6 mm transparent double sided tape, attach the pink cardstock to the card base.

2.  Attach the embossed cardstock to the pink cardstock.

3.  Attached the green Shimmer Sheetz piece to the white embossed piece.

4.  Attach 6 lilies and as many leaves as you like.

5.  Attach some pearls to lower right corner of card.

I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and that you will make your own lily card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

#995 Susan’s garden Notes – Lily die

#979 Paris Edges die

#E111 Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder

#SS0220 Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

#506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm

#30115 Susan’s Garden PanPastels

Other – 

Close To My Heart cardstock in White Daisy, Cotton Candy, New England Ivy and Sweet Leaf


Elizabeth Craft Designs March Designers Challenge – Flower Power

March 31, 2015

Welcome to our March Designers’ Challenge. This month’s theme is Flower Power. With the start of spring, we thought the theme would be just perfect. Flowers make us all happy and there are so many varieties and such a wide array of beautiful colors. We hope these eight projects will make you happy, too, and inspire you to create some flowers at your craft table. Don’t forget to check out our Flower Power PRIZE GIVEAWAY! (Details are at the end of this blog post.)

Our first project for today’s challenge is this beautiful Rectangle Pull Card by Frances Byrne featuring the Victorian Flowers. She die cut the solid flowers from Shimmer Sheetz and the flower overlays from cardstock and added some Silk Microfine Glitter. For the leaves she used the Big Triple Leaf die and for the sentiment one of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s beautiful stamps, No Winter Lasts Forever. For instructions, visit Frances’s blog HERE.



Raquel Mason created a flower Stand Up Helper card using one of the Stand Up Helper dies from Stand Up Helpers Set 1. She decorated the card using the Daisy, the Small Butterfly and the Ladybug. For the tag she used the basic tag shape die from Tags & More 7 – Vine. Love this cute card by Raquel. Visit her blog HERE for more info and instructions.

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Next project is from Marsha Valk who created this fun Flower Power Birdhouse Hanger. For the flowers and leaves she used Bunch of Flowers 1 and the Triple Leaf Set cut from felt. The roof of the birdhouse is Shimmer Sheetz embossed and lightly sanded. For the body of the butterfly she used Shimmer Sheetz as well and the butterfly silhouette is cut from white cardstock. A beautiful hanger like this will sure brighten up your house! For full instructions and supply list, visit Marsha’s blog HERE.


Another stunning project to decorate your home! Angela Beavers created a beautiful wall hanger using Tags & More 8 – Lattice, Victorian Flower Set 1, Hardware 1 Hinges, and Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s stamp called “Let us be grateful.” The tiny flowers are from the Garden Notes – Hydrangea; they give the tag even more detail. Love how the different dies are used. Find instructions on Angela’s blog HERE.

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Debra Hensley created this beautiful card featuring the Garden Notes Hydrangea. The vase is cut from White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz using our Asian Vase die, embossed with the Lots of Dots folder. The pattern paper she picked perfectly matches the soft colors of the hydrangea. To finish the card she added some Gold Borders Peel-offs for the border lines and the corners. It’s a beautiful card that can be used for many occasions. For more info, visit Debra’s blog HERE.

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You might have already seen our next project, Judi Kauffman’s No-Sew Flower Power Wristlet. It was posted on Saturday, March 28 on our blog. We just love the bit, bold Shimmer Sheetz flowers. It is a fun and easy project and requires only a very few ingredients. To see what these ingredients are, visit Judi’s blog post for instructions and supply list HERE.


Candy Spiegel created this bright colorful Get Well Soon card using the solid Victorian Flowers from Victorian Flower Set 1, Victorian Flower Overlay Set 2 and Bunch of Flowers Set 1. She created stencils using the solid dies for the dark pink flowers in the background. For the light pink flowers she used Shimmer Sheetz and Velvet Adhesive Sheets. See more HERE.


Last projects for today’s challenge is this beautiful Stand Up Helper card created by Els van de Burgt featuring the Crystal Flower dies, the Hardware 1 – Hinges and the Stand Up Helper 3 – Hinges. She used a fun technique with scraps from a Glitter Peel-off sheet and Silk Microfine Glitter to create the flowers. For instructions, visit our blog post from yesterday HERE.

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For today’s challenge we like to give away 3 Flower Power die sets to 3 lucky winners.

Prize set includes the following dies:

– 964 Victorian Flower Set 1

– 965 Victorian Flower Overlay Set 1 or 966 Victorian Flower Overlay Set 2 (Winner can choose)

– 796 Big Triple Leaf

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What to do?

Leave a comment on our blog and let us know what is your favorite garden flower. We will select the 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 3, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Inked Embossing Folder Rose Card

March 21, 2015

Hi Crafty Friends!

Debra Hensley here today. I love how many of the Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, embossing folders and peel-offs coordinate together. There are so many fun ways to combine them. Today I made a card using the Rose die and coordinating embossing folder to create this easy and elegant card.

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Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Cut another piece of white cardstock to  4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.

2. With a brayer and pink chalk ink, ink the debossed side of the Roses embossing folder. Carefully place the cardstock piece inside the folder over the ink, close and run through your die cut machine. The ink will transfer to the embossed design creating a beautiful result.

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3.  Die cut the rose, bud and Thinking of You from pink bling cardstock. Die cut the rose and bud overlays from white cardstock. Die cut 2 stems (not pictured) and leaves from green cardstock.

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4. Adhere the embossed piece to the card front, flush with the bottom edge. Create a glittered ribbon embellishment by adhering a strip of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive across the top edge. Peel off the liner and cover with Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger to set the glitter and bring up the shine.

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5. Assemble the rose and bud. Using the Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Set and Mini Molding Mat, vein and shape the leaves for added dimension. Adhere the overlays to the base pieces. Lightly ink the stems and leaves with brown ink.

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6. Complete the card by adding the sentiment to the top left. Add the rose and bud on pop dots over the glittered ribbon. Add stems and leaves. For a finishing touch, use a corner rounder to round the top right corner of the card.

Here is a close up:

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This card is easy to make with beautiful results. The sentiment can be changed for almost any occasion. With Elizabeth Craft Designs’ variety of gorgeous embossing folders and dies, the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

799 Rose

719 Thinking of You

E124 Roses Embossing Folder

808 Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Set

809 Mini Molding Pad

617 Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter

507 Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive 10mm


Cardstock – white, green

Bling cardstock- Bazzill

Pop Dots

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Corner Rounder

Pixie Dust VersaMagic Ink


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