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I love you Owl

April 23, 2015

Hello everyone,

It’s Joset here and today I would like to show you a card that I made using some new dies and Peel-Offs from our latest release. The dies that I used will be available at the end of this month and the Peel-Offs will be available the first week of May. I fell in love with the new Owl Peel-Off which is also available in a die. I colored on top of the Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. If you’re new to this technique, make sure to check out the YouTube video by Els. There is a link to the video in step 5 below. Let’s get started!

Owl Joset

1. Cut pink cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold in half.

2. Die cut one Accordion Oval page from pink pattern paper. Cut out center oval and trim long side tab. Then trim each side of the page slightly. Adhere to card front.

3. Optional: Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Border along the outside.

4. Add Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to a piece of white cardstock, large enough to fit your Owl Peel-Off plus the little heart.

5. Transfer peel-offs to the adhesive following the steps shown in this video by Els. Once you have applied Silk Microfine Glitter, color peel-offs using alcohol markers.

Owl 2 Joset

6. Fussy cut peel-offs using Fine Pointed Scissors.

7. Die cut 4 flowers and centers using Bunch of Flowers 3 from Pink and Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Make sure to use your Metal Adaptor Plate for cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Tip: for the flower centers, apply Shimmer Sheetz to Double-Sided Adhesive first before die cutting.

8. Die cut 3 Flourishes using Flourishes and Branches from Green Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Tip: apply Shimmer Sheetz to Double-Sided Adhesive first before die cutting.

9. Cut a small piece of white cardstock for sentiment. Apply I Love You Peel-Off.

10. Assemble your card as shown in the picture at the beginning. Adhere flowers, flourishes, Owl and heart Peel-Off. Use foam adhesive for sentiment and heart.

I hope you will enjoy creating your own I love you Owl card. See you next time!



Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

772 Accordion Oval Card

1029 Bunch of Flowers 3 (Coming Soon)

1034 Flourishes and Branches (Coming Soon)

2596 Lots of Owls Peel-Off in Black (Coming Soon)

Shimmer Sheetz (Colors used: Pink, Light Pink and Green Iridescent)

343 Assorted Words Peel-Off in Black

7010 Transparent/Silver Glitter Borders

503 Transparent Double-Sided Tape

639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

803 Metal Adaptor Plate

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other – 

Pink & white cardstock

Pink pattern paper – BoBunny Double Dot

Copic Markers (or other alcohol base markers)

Alcohol Blender Pen

Foam adhesive





The Color Purple

August 10, 2014

Our friend and frequent guest designer Judi Kauffman is back with a tutorial she’s calling
“The Color Purple” – interesting ideas, lots of inspiration as always!

Thanks, Joset. I gave myself a pastel challenge a few weeks ago, but I’m always happiest when using bright and quirky color combinations – especially if purple is in the mix. Royal purple, lavender, amethyst, violet, plum, mauve, lilac, orchid, I even like puce!

Instead of projects with detailed instructions, this blog post is devoted to having fun with the color purple. And my not-so-hidden agenda is to encourage everyone to use color combinations that are way outside of the comfort zone.

Purple can be the star of the show (vases, a dress).

Purple can be an accent (wings, a background or border.)

Whether you use a lot or a little, it’s a color well worth exploring in depth.

If you’re a novice just gaining confidence with your color choices, allow me to posit a few questions:

What do you notice about my color combinations?
What do you like, what do you dislike? Why?
What do you think influenced my color choices?

To answer the last question first: Everything I see is a potential source for a palette, but for these projects I looked at flowers (Mother Nature has the super jumbo assortment of markers in her studio!) and at art history (two of the color combinations have roots in Impressionist paintings).

How did you answer the other questions?

Color is a matter of personal taste. I find it fun to reach for orange, pink, red, purple and olive, someone else might find that combination jarring.

Could you learn to enjoy colors that aren’t what you usually use? Would adding them to projects one at a time make sense, or would it be more fun to jump off the deep end, make a big splash?

I asked you to take note of my color combinations so you can use them as shown, select only some of what you see, or reject them altogether and go in a totally different direction.

Spend some time with the color purple this week!

Play with markers, pencils, paint, spray mists, paper and cardstock (patterned and solid colors). If you wind up with finished cards or a calendar that would be great, but it’s not necessary. The projects aren’t as important as taking time to experiment. Outline peel-offs in Black make it easy and fun.

Keep going:

Pick a different color for each of the next few weeks. With budget in mind, add to your collection of pencils, pens, and other supplies a few items at a time. Many manufacturers sell open stock so you can buy only one marker or one sheet of cardstock and then buy more when you find favorites.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Outline peel-offs in Black
2560 Owl Circles
2556 Dragonfly Ladies 2
2565 Dragonfly Ladies in Circle
2566 Flower Cuties 1
2516 Asian Vases
2552 Balloons

728 Bunch of Flowers 1
758 Berry Branch
803 Metal Adapter Plate

Shimmer Sheetz
SS0216 Amethyst Gemstones
SS0218 Fire Opal Gemstones

Embossing Folder
E113 Hearts Entwined

Letraset –
ProMarkers in various shades of Purple and other colors

Worldwin Papers –
ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# cardstock in White

Other –
Patterned papers and solid color cardstock, foam tape

Pop it Ups

Owl Father’s Day Card

June 5, 2014

It’s Karen Aicken here today, and I wanted to share another way to use the Accordion Circle Card die – to make a flat card!  I chose masculine colours for the card stock and  Owl Peel-off.


Let’s start with the Owl Peel-off.  Els has a wonderful video showing the technique, which you can see HERE.

1.  Transfer the Owl and the matching Owl Eyes Peel-offs to the card stock with double sided adhesive on top as shown in the video. Cover the adhesive with the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Put the excess back into the jar and polish the glitter on the Owl with your fingers to bring up the shine. (All of this is covered in Els’ video!)

2.  While Els’ video shows using alcohol markers, I coloured these Peel-offs with Tombow Dual Brush markers which are water based. They do require a drying time. I left my colored Peel-offs dry overnight. When dry, fussy cut the owl and the eyes.

3. Turn the cut out Peel-offs over onto scrap paper so the back side is facing up. Go around the edges ON THE BACK SIDE with a black permanent marker. This helps hide the white cut edge from the white card stock backing.

4.  Using foam tape, attach the eyes over the main Owl Peel-off and set this aside.

5.  Cut a 10 x 5″ piece of Kraft card stock for your card base, score at 5″ which gives you a 5″ square folded card. I prefer not to make top fold cards as I find they collapse when displayed … but you could certainly make this a top fold card if you prefer.

6.  Using the Accordion Circle Card die, die cut one accordion page from black card stock. Trim off the connection points,  and the long side tab.

7.  Adhere the black outer portion (the frame) centered onto the Kraft card base. Note … I found I needed to trim off 1/8″ off the right edge of my folded card base to keep the area outside the frame even all the way around.

8.  Cut four of the solid Circle Frame Edges from green card stock and ink all the edges with dye ink and a blending sponge.

9.  Emboss the four Circle Frame Edges with the Spring Leaves embossing folder.


10.  Adhere the Circle Frame Edges onto the black Accordion frame with your choice of adhesive. (I like a tape runner, but you could also adhere the card stock to double sided adhesive before cutting them, then just peel off the backing and adhere.)

11.  Add black Peel-off border strips onto the green frame, trimming the ends at the corners as you do each side. I really like the way the light reflects off the border stickers as well as the Peel-offs – it ties it all in together!

12.  Using foam tape, center and attach the coloured Owl Peel-off to the black circle from the accordion page we cut earlier in step 6. Trim off any remaining tabs.

13.  Center and attach the black circle inside the circle opening created by the Frame Edges and black Circle Accordion ‘frame’.


14.  For the inside, cut a 4″  square of green card stock and a 4-1/4″ square of black. Center the green one on top of the black one and adhere.

15.  Cut a 3-3/4″ square of white card stock and ink the edges. Add a border Peel-off across the top and add hand lettering (or a stamp). I also added two leaf Peel-offs from the owl sheet, and coloured them in with markers. Center the white panel on top of the green/black one and adhere.

16.  Adhere the layered panel, centered inside the card.


While I made this card for my Dad for Father’s Day, I am doing a demo at Paper Pastimes in Calgary next week showing Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Peel-offs. I will be bringing this card to share with them as well, as it’s always fun to see new ways to use our supplies.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Accordion Circle Card die

Square with Circle Frame Edges

Spring Leaves Embossing Folder

Owl Circle Peel-offs

Straight Border Peel-offs

Double Sided Adhesive

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter


Other Supplies:

White card stock

Kraft card stock

Black card stock

Green card stock

Big Shot

Foam tape

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

Black Sharpie

Dye ink and blending sponge


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