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Cheery Hello Balloon!

July 18, 2020

It’s a good time to say Hello to someone special!  It’s Suzanne here today and I’m sharing this fun technique that I’m in love with.  It seems to be called the Eclipse technique and I like it because it’s a bit subtle, but it’s a great way to help the delicate Away With Words diecuts stand out from a busy patterned paper! If you’re familiar with the technique, this is a double-decker version! Join me!


Cut a panel from patterned paper measuring 5-1/8” x 6”. Cut a panel from black cardstock measuring slightly larger: 5.5” x 6.25” (not shown here).

Die cut the Big Balloon from the patterned paper panel as shown and also  die cut the Big Balloon from fun foam.

Die cut Hello from the middle of the patterned paper Big Balloon diecut on a jaunty angle.  Make sure you keep all the inside counterspaces of all the letters!  Die cut Hello from a new piece of fun foam (NOT from the Big Balloon fun foam diecut!).  You don’t need the fun foam counterspaces.

Center and adhere the patterned paper panel to the black panel.

Adhere the black fun foam Balloon into the cut out patterned paper panel. Glue the patterned paper Balloon on top of the fun foam Balloon.

Adhere the black fun foam Hello into the cut out Hello on the Balloon. 

Add the patterned paper counterspaces where they came from. Tweezers are super helpful!

Then glue the patterned paper Hello on top of its fun foam version. It’s super cool that the patterned paper all lines up perfectly! Love it!

Form a 6” wide by 7” high side-fold card base from coordinating paper.

Adhere the eclipse panel on your card base. Tie a little bow of coordinating thread or ribbon and adhere it to the Balloon.

Very cool card! Aren’t they fun! Enjoy making more of these! Try changing the colour of the fun foam and see what happens.
Happy creating! Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Black Fun Foam
Black Cardstock

A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Hello Summer

June 3, 2017


Hello! It’s Suzanne here today with a fun summer card that will cheer anyone who receives it! Here on the westcoast of Canada it feels like we went straight from winter to summer as we are enjoying an amazing run of warm weather.  I have the beach on my mind.  And that’s how this card came about! (oh, wait, maybe that was the trip to Hawaii…..)

Here is how you can make it!

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

Field of Poppies

May 1, 2016

Field of Poppies
By Judi Kauffman

Hello, everbody. It’s Judi Kauffman, back as Guest Designer with four cards that can be made with a single sheet of Flower in Frame black outline peel-offs. One of my favorite memories of a trip to California was seeing an entire field of poppies in bloom. Red, red, and more red…kind of like the stadium during a football game in Lincoln, Nebraska – only silent instead of deafening!


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Mother’s Day Set

April 28, 2016

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and  the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.

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Spring Flower Cards

April 14, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here with my first April step-by-step card project post. They say that April showers bring May flowers. Well, I took an early start with a bright and flowery card set. I again used both the positive and negative pieces from the die cut images for creating my cards. I´ve used the Crystal Flower Set 1 and the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 on my cards and there is even a little bit of the Through the Lens – Wood Series patterned cardstock on my second card.

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Lilac Tag Card

March 14, 2016

Card Front

Made by Mary Prasad for the Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team

Mary here today with a Lilac tag card. I love the effect Brusho crystals have when they are hit with water. I decided to use them to color cardstock for my lilacs. The variation in colors looks so pretty. For the large tag card base, instead of using the decorator die to cut through the top, I used the negative pieces to create a leafy look.

Making the Card

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A Shimmery Hello

April 3, 2015


Hi! It’s Candy with a shimmery card. The first time I saw this technique from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I was in love. It is fun, easy and amazingly beautiful. Here’s how to do it …

1. Cut black cardstock 4.25″ x 11″. Score and fold in half.

2. Cut Pink and Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz as follows:

Purple: (4) 1″ x 1″, (2) 2″ x 2 1/8″

Pink: (2) 1″ x 2 1/8″, (1) 4″ x 7/8″

ECD_Shimmer_Candy_Spiegel3. Emboss each piece as shown below.


4. Use your StazOn ink pad to color the raised portion of the embossed Shimmer Sheetz.
ECD_Shimmer_Candy_Spiegel35. Adhere with Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Adhesive as shown.


6. Cut out label (from Katie Label Pivot Card) from Shimmer Sheetz. You must use the Metal Adaptor Plate for this.

7. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to black cardstock, large enough to die cut the word Hello. Die cut Hello and adhere to label. Add Glitter Dots.


8. Adhere label to card front with dimensional foam adhesive.


The finished product above is shimmery and beautiful! The recipient is sure to enjoy their card!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

SS 0106 Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS 0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

E122 Gingko Embossing Folder

E121 Bouquet Embossing Folder

E118 Spring Leaves Embossing Folder

E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

507 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive

768 Katie Label Pivot Card

803 Cuttlebug and Big Shot Metal Adaptor Plate

787 Hello

7018 Purple/Silver Glitter Dots


Black cardstock

Black StazOn Ink Pad

Dimensional foam adhesive


Crystal Flower Hello Card

October 16, 2014

Hello – Karen Aicken here with an A2 size floral card to share. The great thing about a simple design like this is how easy it is to change. Use Christmas patterned papers and colours for the flower and switch to a different greeting (Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings). Change the patterned papers, colour palette and sentiment to use this layout for other holidays and occasions year round.


1. Cut your white card base to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ to create a standard A2 size card. Place your
cut card base in the landscape position and score down the center at the 4-1/4″ mark.

2.  Cut your patterned paper to 3″ high and 4-1/2″ wide and adhere along the bottom edge of the card. There will be a little overhang on each side edge, and you can trim this away with scissors or a craft knife. I prefer to cut my paper a little larger and trim it down after adhering it to the base than cutting it exactly to size and trying to get all three edges to line up.

3.  Using the solid Crystal Flower Set 1, cut one of each size from a lightly patterned paper.

4.  Take a piece of Double Sided Adhesive cut to 3-1/4 x 5-1/4″, peel off the backing paper from one side and adhere to a piece of white cardstock the same size.

5.  Die cut one large and one small crystal flower overlay from the piece you just prepared, with the white cardstock facing the cut edges of the die. Because these dies are very intricate
I use my metal adaptor plate to get a clean cut. Note – save your scraps for step 17.

6. Peel off backing and carefully apply each crystal flower overlay onto the coordinating solid crystal flowers.

7.  Add foam tape to the centre front of the largest flower and adhere the smaller flower on top.

8.  Using the smallest circle die from the Crystal Flower set, cut circle from black cardstock and adhere to the center of the smallest flower. Spread with glue and sprinkle with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

9.  Apply peel-off border at the top edge of your patterned paper, trimming to fit. Add black Glitter Dots as shown.

10.  Add foam tape to the back side of your crystal flower embellishment and attach to the card front as shown.


11.  Die cut Hello from a scrap of black cardstock.

12.  Trim a rectangle of patterned paper approximately 2-3/4″ long by 1″ wide and trim the ends into a fish tail banner.

13.  Apply the Hello word in the center and add Glitter Dots as shown. Adhere to the card, below the flower using foam tape.


14.  If you would like to decorate the inside of your card, this is how I did mine. Cut a panel of patterned paper 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhere inside card.

15.  Cut a white panel 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″ and adhere over the patterned paper panel leaving an even border on each edge.

16.  Cut a solid small butterfly from a scrap of patterned paper.

17.  Using one of the scraps from step 5, die cut the butterfly body with the ADHESIVE BACKING facing the die (which is the opposite to how we cut the crystal flower overlays). Peel off the backing and dip the butterfly body into your Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter jar. Tap off the excess and polish with your finger. Adhere to the butterfly and attach the finished butterfly inside the card as shown using foam tape.


I hope you enjoy using this layout. It is simple but perfect if you are looking to make multiple cards.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

924 Crystal Flower Set 1

923 Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2

787 Hello die

1278 Lace Fan 2 Peel-Off Border in Black

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

7018 Glitter Dots in Black

713 Small Butterfly

503 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet 6″ x 6″

803 Metal Adaptor Plate


Other Supplies:

White card stock

Scrap of black card stock

Patterned paper (Stampin’ Up!)

Foam Tape

Hello Rubber Ducky

July 26, 2014

Hello Friends,

This is Rita here. For today’s post I have two words – baby & shower. As soon as I received the new dies, the Rubber Ducky and the Hello Stand Up Helper were my instant favorite. I had the idea to create baby shower invitations. Knowing that I would be creating several cards, I wanted to keep the design simple yet fun and unique.

This is how I created my cards:

1. To create the card base, cut white cardstock at 4 11/16″ wide x 9 3/8″ long, score at 2 5/16″ and at 4 11/16″ lengthwise. Whenever I create multiple cards, I mark my score marks on the board, which makes it easier to repeat the steps.

2. Die cut the Accordion Circle Card base from polka dot cardstock. Trim the extra fold piece that would otherwise connect one accordion panel to the next. Turn the die cut at 90 degree as shown.


3. Adhere the polka dot cardstock onto the white card base, lining up the fold of the polka dot cardstock with the first score line of the white card base. Please make sure to leave the top half of the circle of the polka dot die cut unattached, as this area will serve as the “stand up” portion.

4. Using Velvet Adhesive Sheets, die cut each element of the Rubber Ducky die set.


5. Assemble each rubber ducky and adhere onto the front of the polka dot cardstock.


6. Using complimenting polka dot and patterned cardstock, cut cardstock at 4 11/16″ wide x 3″ high and adhere onto the inside of the white card base.

7. Center the Hello Stand Up Helper over the polka dot cardstock and secure with a small piece of craft tape, as shown. Also cut the stand up helper from Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet that will overlay the white die cut.


8. Using the same white cardstock as the card base, cut cardstock at 4 3/16″ wide x 2 1/2″ high and adhere onto the inside of the card base, centered over the patterned cardstock.

9. Once the stand up helper is cut out, fold the front of the card and display the rubber ducky as a stand up card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (920) Rubber Ducky die set
– (938) Hello Stand Up Helper
– Velvet Adhesive Sheets
– (769) Accordion Circle Card die set

Other supplies:
– White cardstock
– Blue cardstock
– Polka dot cardstock

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