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Personalized Kid’s Birthday Card

March 14, 2020

Diana here! I made this card for a special little 5 year old boy at his birthday. His favorite color is blue and he and his siblings have been asking for a puppy so I thought I would help out! Lol!

Kids love it when their name is on there!

I started with a 5″x7″ white card base. From there, I started with a vivid blue background sized 4.5″ x 6.5″. I found a lighter blue card stock and cut out the Big Balloon with it – sponging the edges with blue ink just a bit to make the balloon not so flat.

I covered a sheet with Silver Sands Silk Microfine Glitter and from that, cut the Happy Birthday 3. I initially planned for it to go on the balloon by itself but it didn’t stand out as I had hoped so I added a black layer on top. I love the peak of silver behind it. I also added Daniel’s name using the Retro Alphabet Trio set using the smallest of the alphabet dies.

I couldn’t help but add the puppy to the front and used twine to give the impression he was holding the balloon with his mouth. The little G is stands for Daniel’s last name –– major hinting there.

Thank you so much for looking!


Other supplies:

Light blue and blue cardstock


Distress Inks

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sunset Scene Card

January 8, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Before I start I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. All the best for a healthy, prosperous and crafty year ahead.

One of my favourite dies last year was the Village Edges. I showcased it to create a Holiday Scene, but today I want to show you how versatile it is for any occasion. Below are the steps to create your own Sunset Scene card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide Inks using a foam applicator. Starting from the bottom working upwards apply Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges using Black Cardstock. Adhere the bottom layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive leaving a 1/4” border. Do not adhere the top layer yet.

Step 4 – Diecut Words 2 – Thinking Of You 3 times using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere Kids Choice Glue and stack up the Diecuts. Apply Distress Oxide Ripe Persimmon Completely over the top layer, apply Fired Brick just to the top edge. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool. Repeat this 2 more times but ink with Versamark. Adhere the sentiment using Kids Choice Glue to top layer of the Village Edges.

Step 5 – Here I did some stamp surgery to get the exact Sentiment. Stamp Safari Saying “Have A” using Versamark. In another sentiment I stamped just the “N”. Next stamp “Birthday” again using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool. Adhere the top layer Village Edges to the card using Foam Tape.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Village Edges used in another occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

A Butterfly Birthday

August 24, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today to share a birthday card I created using the Butterflies and Stars spray from the Suzanne Cannon’s A Way with Words Collection. I just love how this simple die can create such bold magical beauty.

Here’s how I made it:

Step One: Blend a trio of Distress Oxides onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. I used Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick.

Step Two: Die cut out the butterflies from the blended cardstock using the Butterflies and Stars Spray die. Save the die cut butterflies for later.

Step Three: Die cut the blended background again using the Dashing Rectangles die set.

Step Four: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using 10mm Clear Double Side Adhesive adhere the bonnie blue card stock to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Adhere the blended cardstock to the bonnie blue cardstock using a combination of 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Using Suzanne’s Happy Birthday Collection stamp set add a Birthday sentiment. I also used a stamp from the Wedding Sentiments stamp set to add a a little visual interest.

Step Seven: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere back on the die cut butterflies to the finished card.

While this is a fairly simple card to craft, I think it has a huge visual impact with its trio of colors and spray of butterflies. Thank you for peeking in today to this butterfly birthday card. Let me know what trio of colors you would have used with your spray of butterfly stamp set in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman

A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Sea-inspired “Happy Birthday”

February 27, 2016

Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words Suzanne Cannon Graphic 45 By The Sea Lighthouse Masculine birthday card Kathy Jo 1Hello Crafty Friends!  Kathy Jo here to share a sea-inspired birthday card using the lovely Happy Birthday 2 die set from Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection.  Such a great die set- I have used this set several times…love it!  Also used on the card is one of my new favorite die sets: Lighthouse from Joset Designs.  The birthday greeting and lighthouse go very well together.  While I was making the card I decided to make extras of the die cuts so that I can make another card for the stash.  (Perfect excuse for more die cutting fun!)

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CountryScapes Yorkie Arbor Birthday Card

January 11, 2016

Card Front
Made for the ECD Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team

Mary here with a card I made for my husband’s birthday. We used to have two beautiful Yorkshire Terriers – mother and daughter. My husband and I adored them. I modeled this one after the mother, our very first dog together. She looked very much like this. They have since passed (they were both very old for Yorkies; the mother lived to be almost 16), but we fondly think of them often. There is a photo of them on Awash with Color.

Making the Card

1. Cut light blue cardstock 7×10 inches; fold in half for a 5×7 inch card base.

2. Die cut clouds (CountryScapes – Clouds & Grass) leaving most space above the die – you will use the top as a stencil to create clouds. Sponge white ink or chalk under stencil to create a cloud line then flip it and create the other side of the clouds. Add some at the top as well.

3. Die cut arbor and 2 picket fences (CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence). Ink randomly with Antique Linen Distress Ink using blending tool. Add lines and shading with colored pencil as shown (Prismacolor Ginger Root). Adhere to card.

4. Die cut two sets of tulips and petals (CountryScapes Garden Edges Tulip) from white cardstock. Color with alcohol markers (see supply list for colors). Shape by running leaf tool (pointy end) down leaves and ball stylus on insides of tulip petals. Glue separate petals to flower edge petals at bottom so that they are slightly lower to give them a 3D look. Adhere to card as shown – double offset the rows.

Flowers Closeup

5. Die cut Yorkshire Terrier (Critters 5) from white cardstock; color as shown (base colors in alcohol markers, details with Prismacolor pencils). Optional: add small amount of Tuxedo Black irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to eyes, nose, and mouth using pointy end of die pick or toothpick. Once dry, rub large ball stylus behind dog body and head to give it dimension. Adhere where shown using dimensional tape or silicone glue.

6. Die cut lots of ivy leaves (CountryScapes Mini Botanicals – Clematis, Ivy) from dark green cardstock. Shape each leaf by drawing lines down middle and toward points (veins) using leaf tool point. Adhere to arbor as shown.

7. Die cut four copies of Happy Birthday from light blue cardstock and one copy from white cardstock. Glue the blue copies to each other to form a thick stack then adhere the white on top. Adhere where shown.

8. Optional: Add Shimmer irRESISTible Pico Embellisher as shown (upper right corner and below sentiment).


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

  • Cardstock: Light Blue, White, Dark Green
  • White Ink or Chalk
  • Distress Ink: Antique Linen
  • irRESISTible Pico Embellisher: Tuxedo Black, Shimmer
  • Prismacolor Pencils: Arbor – Ginger Root 1084, Yorkie – Yellow Ochre 942, Raw Umber 941, Cool Gray 50% 1063, 70% 1065, 90% 1067, Warm Gray Dark 961
  • Alcohol Markers – Copic: Yorkie – E30, C02, Stems/Grass, G94, G99, Flowers – V06, V 09, Y04, Y08, R27, R08, RV52, RV06, RV09, YR65, YR68, Y02, YR82, R17, R27, RV04, V04


April 10, 2015

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today. I’d like to show you how you can quickly put a masculine card together using Shimmer Sheetz and Peel-Off Stickers. By using peel-offs, the beauty of the Shimmer Sheetz shows through without the need to color. Let me show you how I made this card.

ECD Lighthouse

1.  Cut tan cardstock at 5.5″ x 8.5″ and score at 4.25″ for a standard A2 size base card.

2.  Cut white cardstock at 4″ x 5.25″. Adhere to card base.

3.  Cut Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz at 3.75″ x 5″. Emboss with Clouds Embossing Folder. Sand to reveal the clear core around the embossed clouds. Adhere to white cardstock.

4.  Cut Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz large enough to fit lighthouse peel-off. Alter using alcohol inks and a felt applicator. Apply peel-off sticker and cut out image using Fine Pointed Scissors.

5.  Cut White Iris Shimmer Sheetz large enough to fit seagull. Apply peel-off sticker and cut out image.

6.  Die cut the pieces shown below:

  • (2) Hardware 1 – Hinges from Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz inked with black StazOn.
  • (8) Jewelry 1 – Sea Glass shapes from cork and ink if desired.

ECD Lighthouse pieces

7.  Adhere pieces to card using photo for placement. Apply Glitter Dots in the holes of the Hardware Hinges. Tip: stagger the cork Sea Glass shapes to resemble rocks. Use foam tape for dimension behind the lighthouse and seagull.

ECD Lighthouse open

8.  Use Transfer Sheet to apply the negative image of the lighthouse. See a video tutorial HERE on using transfer sheets.

9.  Apply Happy Birthday peel-off to the top center of card.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself. Happy Crafting!



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

954 Jewelry 1 – Sea Glass

962 Hardware 1 – Hinges

SS0214 Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

SS0230 Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

SS0212 Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

SS0102 White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

2574 Lighthouses Peel-Off Black

2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Off Black

KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder

7018 Glitter Dots

600 Transfer Sheet

802 Fine Pointed Scissors


Slate, Currant & Wild Plum Alcohol Ink – Ranger

Jet Black StazOn – Tsukineko

Weathered Wood Distress Ink – Ranger

Rubbing alcohol

Cardstock – tan, white

Cork Adhesive Sheets – DCWV

Sanding block

Foam adhesive


Modifying the Adirondack Chair Pop Up

March 27, 2015

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  With summer right around the corner it makes me think of lounging around the pool and lots of swimming. I thought I would modify the Adirondack chair into a diving board. Let’s jump right into how I made this card.

ECD Dive in

ECD Dive in open

Base card:

1.  Cut dark blue cardstock at 4.25″ x 11″ and white cardstock at 4″ x 11″ and score both at 5.5″.

2.  Place the white cardstock on top of the blue cardstock, place Adirondack die on the score line and die cut both pieces at the same time.

3.  Cut out Adirondack portion from white cardstock. See photo below. Emboss top portion only with Clouds embossing folder. Ink with blue ink over raised areas.

ECD Dive in pieces 1

4.  Die cut the following pieces as shown below:

  • Props 3 –  from yellow cardstock – mask, snorkel and flippers
  • Beach Edges – cut blue cardstock at 2″ x 4″ then die cut using waves die
  • Rocky the Crab – black shadow layer, red detail layer and white eyes
  • Adirondack – from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz – arms of chair, snipped out
  • Adirondack – use the white Adirondack chair that was cut out as a guide to cut a solid piece in dark blue cardstock. This piece will be adhered on top of the Adirondack on the base card. (not shown)
  • Happy Birthday Pop Up – use white cardstock that has Transparent Double Sided Tape to die cut “Happy Birthday” then cover with Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter and polish. (not shown)
  • Alphabet 1 – die cut “It’s your day dive right in” from yellow cardstock. (not shown)

ECD Dive in pieces 2


5.  Place gift peel-off onto Transparent Double-Sided Tape that has been adhered to white cardstock and cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Color image with alcohol markers. To see a video tutorial of Els’ technique, click HERE. Cut out image using Fine-Pointed Scissors.

6.  Use Transfer Sheet to apply negative image of gift to front of card. To see a video tutorial of Els’ technique, click HERE.

ECD Dive in close up

7.  Assemble all pieces together using photos for placement.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself. Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

975 Adirondack Chair

985 Rocky the Crab

981 Beach Edges

986 Props 3 set

947 Happy Birthday Pop Up

967 Alphabet 1 Caps

639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

636 Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter

KB105 Clouds Embossing Folder

SS0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double-Sided Tape

2544 Gifts peel-off in black

600 Transfer Sheet

802 Fine-Pointed Scissors


Cardstock: yellow, white, blue, red, black

Broken China Distress Ink – Ranger

Blendabilities alcohol markers – Stampin’ Up!

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.

ECD Mar 15 bp rose finished 2a

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.

ECD Mar 15 rose emboss 1a P1070830

ECD Mar 15 bp inked 1a P1070833

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.

ECD Mar 15 bp rose dies 1a P1070825

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.

ECD Mar 15 rose glitter 1a P1070836

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.

WCD Mar 15 rose bp leaves 1a P1070827

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:

ECD Mar 15 rose closeup 1a P1070843

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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