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A Beary Happy New Year

January 2, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK Gorman, and while it may be the second day of the New Year, I still want want to wish you a Beary Happy New Year with a few of my beary favorite critters!

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Step One: Die cut the Koala die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, color and assemble it using Kids Choice Glue.  I used copic marks in Warm Gray to color the image.

Step Two:  Repeat step one, except use the Panda Bear die set.  I used copic markers in Cool Gray to color the Panda Bear.

Step Three:  Repeat step one again, except use the Honey Bear dies set.  I used copic markers in the E10-E19 range to color the bear.

Step Four:  Die cut several new year themed images from the Party Accessories die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color in the images using alcohol markers.  I used copics in Neutral Gray N4, N6, and N8.  Add gold accents using acrylic paint.  I used Golden Fluids Iridescent Gold Deep.

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Step Five:  Adhere the party accessories to the three bears.

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Step Six:  Trim a piece of Cafe au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches, and score and fold the cardstock to create a 6×6 card frame.  Using Distress Oxide in Black Soot, distress the cardstock to create a moody background.

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Step Seven:  Splatter the background of the card frame with the gold acrylic paint.  Paint more paint onto some 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, let dry, and die cut using the Adventure Edges die set.  Adhere to the card frame using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

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Step Eight:  Adhere the bears to the card frame using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Nine:  Die cut the sentiment from the gold painted cardstock.  I used the Words 5- Winter Wishes.  Adhere with Kids Choice Glue.

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I hope the New Year finds you hopeful and full of joy.  Let us know in the comments below your favorite way to create cards for the new years.

EK Gorman

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Celebrating The New Year And 10 Years!

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year to our crafting family! 2020! Wow!

This last year has been fabulous –– a handful of new releases and collections, new crafting friends, countless road trips, hundreds of flights, 2 new office puppies, thousands of hours of crafting, and so much more! We had so much fun in 2019, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in 2020! We have tons of new releases and collections planned in the upcoming months, and we just know you are going to LOVE them!

QUICK SHOUTOUT TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS! We are so thankful to have you in our crafting family. You inspire and motivate us everyday to keep pushing our own creativity –– thank you. Because of you, we’re able to continue designing and creating our favorite products. Thank you for tagging along with us in 2019 –– we can’t wait to see what you create in 2020!

We have another BIG reason to look forward to 2020 –– this is our 10 year anniversary for Elizabeth Craft Designs!


10 years for Elizabeth Craft Designs!


Who would have known that 10 years ago, when our stickers were stored not in a warehouse but underneath a bed in Canada, Elizabeth Craft Designs would grow into the company it has become today. Like you, crafting is our passion and we’ve been dedicated to supporting your creative journey since the beginning. We are overjoyed that we get to celebrate our 10 years with you, and we can’t wait for the next 10.

At the bottom of this post, we’ve shared some fun pictures from last year! Enjoy!

Here’s to a happy, healthy and creative 2020!

Cheers!

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Family

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Fly Away This New Year

December 28, 2019

Hello Friends!  It’s EK Gorman, and today I am crafting a card to celebrate a new year without actually saying ‘happy new year’.  I am not gonna lie, I am more than ready to ring out 2019 and embark on the fresh start that 2020 will bring.  I love the idea of the fresh start and fantastical possibilities a new year can create, so it only seemed fitting to pull out A Way With Words Once Upon a Time die to create this card.

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Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×11 inches.  Score and fold the cardstock to create a A2 card frame.

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Step Two:  Using some masking tape, seal the folded part of the card to protect it from ink.  Using a blending water based ink, create an ombre effect.  I used Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Weather Wood.

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Step Three:  Add a halo of light using a yellow toned water based ink.  I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide.

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Step Three:  Die cut both the A Way With Words Once Upon A Time die and the star from the new A Way With Words Flourished Christmas die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  Spray the die cuts with a glitter spray.  I used Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Frost.  Let dry.

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Step Four:  Adhere the die cuts onto the card frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Leave the stars dangling off the edges.

Step Five:  Fold the star over the edges and adhere, so that one star wraps onto the back of the card, and the other wrap onto the inside of the card.

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Step Six:  Stamp a sentiment inside the card using the A Way With Words Soar Collection stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in a dark gray ink and the flutters in a pale gray.

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Step Seven:  Using a white pigment ink, stamp the flutters onto the front of the card.

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Step Eight:  Add a couple dollops of glitter drops.  I used the new Transparent Crystal Craft Drops from ECD.

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Step Nine:  Add a touch of color to the die cuts using an alcohol marker.  I used Y000 and Y02 Copic markers.  Splatter the card from with glitter spray and let dry.

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I am really happy with how this card came out.  I think it is perfect for the new year without being too obvious.

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And I really think the sentiment inside is perfect message of hope for the New Year.  What are you crafting to celebrate the new year?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting!

EK Gorman

Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Sandy – Happy New Year

December 28, 2016

Hi,  it’s Sandy Diller here with you today.  With Christmas behind us – it’s time to think about the new year.  I made a card for a friend who celebrates the Chinese New Year and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.  I had to do a little surgery on Cheepers the Chicken to transform her into a rooster but she – or should I say he?, turned out pretty cute.

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Joset Designs Pop it Ups

Gingerbread Man and Holiday Icons Card

September 23, 2016

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Hello crafters! Mary here today with a pop up Christmas card. There are a lot of really cute Christmas patterned papers and cardstock. If you can’t find the one I used, there are others featuring gingerbread men (I had several to choose from in my stash from different manufacturers). I made my die cuts look like the images on the patterned cardstock (or at least close). Continue Reading

Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Frances Byrne – Happy Moo Year!

December 23, 2015

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here with today’s Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial. Christmas is just a couple of days away which means that we will soon be farewelling 2015 and welcoming the new year 2016. So today I am sharing a New Years card using Brownie the Cow and the Tags Pivot Card die set.

Here is how I created my card:

  1. Using a piece of 12 inch square designer paper score at 6 inches. Fold designer paper in half.
  • Open the designer paper up again and this time fold in the opposite direction so the pattern we want to be seen when the card is complete is on the inside.
  • Take the piece of  Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape 6 inches x 12 inches and cover one side of the paper. Remove protection backing and refold the paper so that you now have the designer paper pattern on both sides sides.
  • Trim designer paper down so it measures 8 1/2 inches x 5 3/4 inches.

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2.  Score along the 8 1/2 inch side of the card at 4 1/4 inches. Place the centre nubs of the main pivot die from the Tags Pivot Card so it is centred on the score line and run through die cutting machine.

  • Take a scrap of black card stock and place the main pivot card die onto this card and run through die cutting machine.
  • Trim out just the Tag portion from the black card and adhere this over the tags on the designer paper piece.

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3. Using the Brownie the Cow Character die set die cut the following:

  • (1) Solid Cow Body from black card
  • (1) Detail Cow Body from white card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) Set of Cow Horns from white card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) Set of Eyes from white card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) Set of Hooves from black card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)
  • (1) Cow Face from pink card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting)

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  • Using a black marker create cow spots randomly over the white detail cow’s body.
  • Assemble Brownie the Cow. You can view Karen Burniston’s video on how to assemble Brownie the Cow here.

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4. Using three of the tag die from the Tags Pivot Card die set die cut using White Soft Finish Cardstock.

  • Attach the Cow to the largest tag using foam tape and then adhere this tag to the largest pivot tag on the card again using foam tape.
  • Using the Numbers & More die set die cut the numbers “2 0 1 6” from black card that has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. Attach the numbers to the two smaller tags referring to photo above for placement.
  • Using the “and Happy New Year” sentiment from the Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set. Mask all of the sentiment except for the word Happy using masking tape or post it notes. Ink Up the word Happy using black ink and stamp towards the bottom of the middle  tag.
  • Now mask the sentiment so just the word Year! can be stamped and stamp this onto the other tag.
  • Add the word “moo” above the word year on the last tag by using the Black Alphabet 1 Lower Key Peel Off Stickers.
  • Attach the remaining tags to the tag pivot portion of the right side of the card.
  • Thread black ribbon through the holes of each of the tags and tie off using white hemp cord.

5. Decorate the inside of the card by die cutting the decorative ribbon from the Ribbon & Jewels die set from both black card and white card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting) Note: You will have to die cut a total of 4 of each color to complete the card.

  • Adhere the white decorative ribbon to the lower portion of the card and then apply the black so it is offset from the white ribbon so  both colors can be seen.
  • Add Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the circle portion of the die cut.
  • Using the Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles die set, die cut the largest photo corner from black card (apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to back of card before die cutting). Adhere the photo corners to the top left and right corners of the inside of the card.

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6. Using black card that has Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhered on the back, die cut the letters “W H A T S M O O”  from the Alphabet 1 Caps die set. Also die cut the symbol @ from the Numbers & More die set.

  • Referring to the photo above attach the letters onto the card. Create the apostrophe by cutting  part of @ symbol and by adding a inner circle from either the number 6 or number 9 from the Numbers & More die set.
  • Decorate the lower portion of the card by adding the decorative ribbon from the Ribbons & Jewels die set as we did in step 5 on the inside of the card.

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7. Add the remaining decorative ribbon from the Ribbons & Jewels die set along the bottom of the back of the card.

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

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
973 Tags Pivot Card
1022 Brownie the Cow
967 Alphabet 1 -Caps
968 Numbers & More 1 
1061 Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles
1070 Ribbons & Jewels
CS003 Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set
1281 Alphabet 1 Lower Key Black Peel Off Stickers
7018 Black/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″ 270gr/100lb 10 pack
509 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 152mm
508 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
 
  
Other:
Cardstock:  black, pink
Designer Paper: Pink Paislee Rainbow Bright Designer Paper
Black Ribbon
White Hemp Cord
Ink: Black
Foam Tape
Pop it Ups

Elizabeth Craft Designs December Designer Challenge – Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz

December 31, 2014

Welcome everyone to the last ECD Designers Challenge for this year. Wow, this year flew by so fast! Since December is the month of festivities we thought some extra glitter and sparkles would be nice, therefore we challenged our team to create projects using our Silk Microfine Glitter and Shimmer Sheetz. We didn’t request a particular theme so the team created Thank You cards, Birthday cards, cards for any occasion or for no special reason. There’s even a New Year’s card! We hope you enjoy seeing all of the projects.

First project is from Frances Byrne who created this beautiful sparkly card using our new transparent double sided adhesive tape, a combination of Silk Microfine Glitter colors and Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. The background looks very complicated but is actually really easy to create. Just add strips of double sided tape to white cardstock. Peel off the release paper covering the tape lines, one color at a time, and add the glitter. More info on Frances’ blog.

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Next project is from Rita Edwards who used the Lucy Label Pop Up to create this beautiful bright sunshine-filled card. She used the Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz to create the sun and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter for the boots and the umbrella. Love the added Red Glitter Dots.

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Love the sparkly background on this beautiful, elegant card from Candy Spiegel. She used the Pinecones Embossing Folder and a piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. For the purple stripes she used Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter.

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Karen Aicken made this beautiful tag using Tags & More 1 – Lace, Dragonfly Silhouette, Dragonfly Overlay and Hello dies. Love the colors she used. Karen added Silk Microfine Glitter to the top and bottom portion of the tag and to the dragonfly overlay. For the dragonfly silhouette and the Hello she used Shimmer Sheetz.

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Love this next card created by Debra Hensley. For the background she used Shimmer Sheetz and our Bouquet Embossing Folder. Sanding the Shimmer Sheetz lightly will bring up the white core and add more detail. The bright red flower looks stunning with the purple background. For more details, make sure to visit Debra’s blog.

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Raquel Mason created this elegant card using the Rose and Thank You dies. For the rose she used Red Metallic and Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. She created a gorgeous lace background using Silk Microfine Glitter. Love the added black Peel-off border.

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Next card is from Mary Prasad who created this beautiful Thank You card using the Spiral Circle Pull card and the clock and gear from the Clock and Gears die set. Really like the patterned paper Mary used for this card. A timeless card that can be used for many occasions.

SONY DSC A stunning card from Kelly Booth using the Bouquet Embossing Folder, Shimmer Sheetz and Silk Microfine Glitter. Kelly used the same lace technique with glitter that Raquel used for the background of her card (already shown). For the inside of the card she used Karen Burniston’s Happy Birthday Pop Up.

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The last project for our challenge is from Jackie Smith who created this stunning Asian-theme Happy New Year card. Jackie used a combination of dies, Shimmer Sheetz and glitter all matching with the beautiful patterned paper she chose for her card. The Blue Glitter Border adds a nice finishing touch. More info on Jackie’s blog.

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We hope you enjoying today’s challenge and feel inspired to try some of the projects yourself. We would like to thank our wonderful Design Team for all their beautiful work they created for the blog this year. We also would like to thank Karen Burniston and her wonderful team for the monthly challenge and our guest designers for their stunning work!

Then last but not least we wish everyone a Happy New Year! For next year we have a lot of fun new products in store so stay tuned!

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Team

Christmas Tree

December 25, 2014

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Hello my crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas day. I wanted to share this tree card that I created for my uncle. It has a little shine, a little elegance and is yet not too feminine. This card is for you Uncle Danny!

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

Here is how I created my tree card:

1. Using My Mind’s Eye’s Vintage Christmas or your favorite paper pads, cut a darker patterned cardstock 6″ x 12″. Score at 6″ and fold to create the base layer of our card. Cut a lighter patterned cardstock 5 3/4″ x 11 3/4″, score at 5 7/8″. Adhere to the inside of the base layer.

2. Cut a lighter cardstock 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, which will be the top layer of our card. We will be creating a Christmas tree on this layer, set aside.

3. Cut a piece of scrap paper 3 1/2″ x 4″ and score at 1 3/4″, fold and trim diagonally to create a triangle guide for our Christmas tree. Draw straight lines horizontally at 1/2″ increments. Using temporary craft tape, place the triangle to the desired location of your Christmas tree.

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4. Using the 2 little line dies from the Lucy Label Pop Up die set, position the dies at the end of each line, secure with temporary craft tape and die cut. Repeat with each line until the tree outline is complete.

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5. Using a light ribbon, starting at the bottom of the Christmas tree, run the lace to create the actual Christmas tree.

6. Adhere the ribbon on both ends with permanent glue tape on the back. Also add three-dimensional adhesive foam squares, which will lift the layer allowing plenty of room for the ribbon on the back of the layer.

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7. Using green cardstock, die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy New Year’. Adhere to card front.

8. Using a piece of brown scrap paper, cut the tree trunk and adhere onto the card.

9. Using the White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, die cut several little snowflakes from the All Seasons Tree die set, finish with glitter dots and randomly adhere to the front of the card.

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I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (779) Lucy Label Pop Up die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (943) Happy New Year die set
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-Offs in Transparent / Gold
– (781) All Seasons Tree die set

Other supplies:

– My Mind’s Eye: Vintage Christmas cardstock
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
– Adhesive Foam Squares

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