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Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – January

January 24, 2017

Hi everyone,

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we are excited to be bringing back the Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenges. Two weeks ago we had our first challenge for the Die Cut Design Team and this time round it is the Coloring Design Team’s turn to play!

Starting in February our challenges will be held on the first Tuesday of the month for the Die Cut Design Team and the third Tuesday of the month for the Coloring Design Team.

For our January Coloring Designer Challenge the challenge is … Cute Critters. The design team are to include one or more critters on their cards or projects.

The new Stamps by Krista line of stamps by Designer Krista Schneider has 11 stamp sets that include a critter of some type that the Design Team can use for the challenge.

Let’s take a look at what our Coloring Design Team created ….

First up today Kelly Booth has created this colorful card, duplicating the colors of the rainbow on the monkey’s shirt. For her card Kelly used White Soft Finish Cardstock that she decorated using Jungle Cuties Stamp set with coordinating dies, Dream Sentiments Clear Stamps, and the new Smile sentiment die.

Love the rainbow of colors on the leaves on the card created by Elena Anderson. Elena has also used the monkey from the Jungle Cuties Stamp set and the coordinating dies. Elena is ‘Wishing You a Colorful Day’ using the sentiment from the General sentiment Stamp set. Elena has also used Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.

Anita Kejriwal has created this fun scene using the Jungle Cuties Stamp set and coordinating dies. You can see how Anita stamped some of the leaves on White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut them using the coordinating dies and then used the same die to cut more from green card. Such a fun way to use the dies. The cute rabbit, mushroom and flowers along the bottom of the card are from the Woodland Pals Stamp set. To create the grassy hills Anita used the Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals. The ‘Hello’ sentiment used here is from the General Sentiments Stamp set.

Karen Nofziger has created this ‘tweet’ birthday (or Bird-day) card using the Bird-day Party Stamp set and coordinating dies. Karen also used the Stitched Circles die set and Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles to decorate her card.

Creating scenes is so much easier when you have coordinating dies to die cut your images as shown on this adorable card created by Selma Stevenson.  For her card Selma used the Woodland Pals Stamp set with coordinating dies. To help complete her scene Selma also used the Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil and the Rainbow Sky die set.


Frances Byrne created a fun baby boy card using the Zoo Babies and Jungle Cuties Stamp sets with coordinating dies. After die cutting the images, Frances added them to an accordion card she made using the Gift Card Accordion and Oval Landscape Accordion die sets. Frances also used the new A Way With Words Baby Love die set and the word “Boy” from the Baby Clear Stamp Set.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created a fun scene on her card using the Birch Forest Stamp set with coordinating dies and Soft Finish Cardstock. Tina also used the Fitted Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles to create the frame on her card. The sentiment is from the General Sentiments stamp set.

Our final card for our challenge this month has been created by Melanie Smith. Melanie used the Woodland Pals stamp set. She added clouds to her card using the Oval Clouds Frame Edges die set. For the layers of the card Melanie die cut cardstock and designer papers using various sizes of rectangles from the Stitched Rectangles die set. To finish off her card, she added the Smile sentiment to the top left corner.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Coloring Design Team created this month and that they have inspired you to create your own “critter” projects. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.

Happy Crafting!

Pop it Ups

Pop it Ups Wednesday with Frances – Enjoy Your Day Sweetie

December 30, 2015


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here with today’s Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial. Today I am excited to share with you three of the new die sets designed by Karen Burniston which are being released next week. The new Oval Landscape Accordion coordinates well with the Gift Card Accordion, so today I have combined the two to create my card. I have also used the new Trellis Wavy Frames which works with both of these accordion cards, and one of the new Character Collection dies, Baker the Beaver.

Here is how I created my card:

The Card Base –

1.  Die cut the following pieces:

From the Oval Landscape Accordion

  • 2 Oval Landscape Accordion Pages from brown cardstock
  • 2 medium oval labels from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • 4 flourish corners from brown cardstock (adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to back of card before die cutting)

From the Gift Card Accordion

  • 1 Gift Card Accordion Page from pink cardstock

From the Trellis Wavy Frames

  • 3 Frames from pink card (adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape to back of card before die cutting)

From Flourish Gift Frame

  • 1 small rectangle label from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • 1 medium rectangle label from pink cardstock

2. Lay the pages out on your work area so that the two oval pages are on either side of the rectangle page, ensuring that all tabs are toward the right hand side.

  • Apply adhesive to the page tabs of the first oval page and attach it to the rectangle page. Then add adhesive to the tabs of the rectangle page and adhere this to the final oval page.
  • Trim off tabs from the last page.
  • Remove protective backing from the Wavy Trellis Frames and apply these to the front and back of the first oval page and to the front only of the last page.
  • Add the corners to each of the corners on the centre page.
  • Apply adhesive to the pink rectangle label and attach this over the label of the centre page to hide gift card holder notches.
  • Using foam tape attach the white oval labels to the oval pages.



3. Using the Baker the Beaver Character die set die cut the following:

  • (2) Solid Beaver Body from black cardstock
  • (2) Detail Beaver Body from tan cardstock
  • (2) Beaver Tails from tan cardstock
  • (2) sets of Feet from tan cardstock
  • (2) Noses from pink cardstock
  • (2) sets of Whiskers from white cardstock
  • (2) sets of Eyes from white cardstock
  • (2) Buck Teeth from white cardstock
  • (2) Cupcakes from blue cardstock
  • (2) Icing layer from pink cardstock

(Note for easier assembly apply Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the back of all the cardstock pieces before die cutting, except for the Solid Beaver Body.)

Assemble Beavers adding the cupcake under their hands.



4. Using black ink stamp the sentiment “Enjoy your day”  from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set to the centre of the white rectangle label. Color the word “Enjoy” using two different colors of brown markers to get a two-tone effect.

  • Next stamp the “Just a Note to say” sentiment above the first sentiment so that part of the sentiment is overlapping to copy the look of the first sentiment.
  • Stamp the word “sweetie” and the cupcake. Color the cupcake.
  • Attach the label to the centre page of your accordion card using foam tape.


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


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1101 Baker the Beaver
1095 Gift Card Accordion
1096 Flourish Gift Frame
1108 Oval Landscape Accordion
1111 Trellis Wavy Frames
CS011 Just a Note Clear Stamps
PSF102 Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″ 100lb
508 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
507 Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 10mm
Cardstock:  black, pink, brown, tan, blue 
Copic Markers
Foam Tape


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