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Let the adventure begin

May 15, 2023

Hi all, it’s Sylvia here for you today at the blog. Those of you who know me, know that I love to travel abroad to countries with a lot of nature, where I hopefully have an opportunity to spot wild animals. As I cannot travel the whole year I have made a fun safari card with animals as a substitute. It requires a lot of diecutting, so grab a coffee or tea and craft along with me.

Step 1: measure a piece of white cardstock of 21 x 29,5 cm (A4 size) and score halfway to form a A5 card

Step 2: use various shades of green ink (I use distress ink) to ink the front side randomly, leaving a white space in the centre (does not have to be perfect at all).

Step 3: diecut in different shades of green cardstock a whole lot of leaves & foliage, from different die sets and glue them randomly as a border at the front of the card, leaving the (white) centre part open.

Step 4: cut away the white centre along the edges of the glued leaves (see photo for reference)

Step 5: diecut the monkey, lion, giraf, elephant, safari jeep, prince and as many other animal body parts that you like. Assemble the “whole” animals, the jeep and its driver.

Step 6: Arrange the assembled animals on the front of the card, as well as all animal body parts. (see photo for reference). The legs, ears and tails (body parts) can be put anywhere between the foliage, you don’t have to show them in total, just a part will do.

Step 7: Put the driver behind the wheel of the jeep, glue them both on the inside of the card, so that you can see it peeking through the open centre at the front. Decorate the inside with the elephant and some stamps. If needed you can even add more foliage, to both the front and the inside.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on a large leaf and adhere to the front of the card.

Can you see how many animals are hidden on the front of my card? Just as in real life during a game drive, you cannot always spot all animals through the thick foliage…..

Happy crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 18, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – February

February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our February Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge. This month our challenge theme is …. Things with Wings – Include something on your card that has wings!

Ten of the new stamp sets designed by designer Krista Schneider contain something that has wings! Whether it is a bird, owl, bee, butterfly, or dragonfly there’s a lot to choose from.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a “Things with Wings” prize pack that includes Krista Schneider’s Feathered Friends stamp & matching die set, ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and Joset Designs Birds to 3 people.

To enter simply leave a comment on this challenge post below and tell us “What ECD product is on your wish list?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 24, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider


January 16, 2017

Have you seen the new stamps and matching die sets available soon from Elizabeth Craft Designs? Good Morning, this is Selma Stevenson. Today I have designed a card using the Jungle Cuties stamp set, and as you can tell in the picture the stamped and colored animals, bird, and branch have been die cut for easy placement on the card.  I have also used one of the new A Way With Words die sets for the word ‘Play’.  Here is how I created this card.

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