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Pop It Ups Wednesday With Raquel – Rubber Ducky Bathtub Card

January 28, 2015

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel Mason here with Pop It Ups Wednesday!  I see so many possibilities with Karen Burniston’s new Pop Stand dies.  Here’s just one way to make to make an additional pop up element in your card.  I added a Mommy Rubber Ducky watching over her babies as they frolic in the bathtub.   Let me show you how I made this card.

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck open

1.  Cut pink cardstock at 5.5 x 8.5 score at 4.25.

2.  Place Pop Stand die on the score line of card base as shown in photo below.

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck cutting

3.  Cut pattern paper at 3.5 x 5.5 and adhere to front.  Cut pattern paper at (2) 1.5 x 5.5 and adhere inside top and bottom of card.  Use photo for placement.

4.  Die cut the following pieces shown in photo:

From Rectangle Pull Card: pink cardstock (1) spinner and (3) small rectangles – pattern paper (1) large rectangle – green cardstock (3) frames.

From Bathtub Pop Stand: pattern paper (2) bathtubs -white cardstock (3) sets of claw feet and (2) bathtub top portion only cut along the score line -White Iris Shimmer Sheetz (2) row of bubbles and (1) set of loose bubbles – Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (1) faucet – yellow cardstock (5) small ducks.

From Rubber Ducky: yellow cardstock (1) duck and (1) wing – orange cardstock (1) beak – black cardstock (1) eye.

From It’s a Girl/Boy: white cardstock (3) sets of It’s a Girl.

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck pieces

5.  Assemble pieces from step 4.   Adhere large rectangle to front of card. Adhere green frames to small pink rectangles, add (3) small ducks in the frames then adhere to front of card.   Adhere all 3 layers of sentiment together then adhere to front of card.  Adhere claw feet to bathtub.  Optional: I adhered a set of claw feet to the inside facing tub as well as the back side.   Adhere white bathtub edge to both bathtubs.  Adhere both rows of bubbles, (2) small ducks and faucet to the inside edge of the bathtub.   Adhere loose bubbles over the bathtub edge.   Adhere wing, beak and eye onto Rubber Ducky.

6.  Thread 7.5″ ribbon through holes of card base and tie a knot on front of card.

7.  Adhere bathtub to Pop Stand.  Place bathtub right side down on the card so feet are lined up with the tabs.  Apply adhesive to the top facing side of the tabs then press tabs onto feet to adhere.  Repeat this step for the other side.

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck glue tub

8.  Work the 3 folds in the spinner.  Adhere one spinner end to card floor with the edge touching the edge of the bathtub feet.  Adhere other spinner end to the bathtub feet.  See photo below.

KB ECD Rubber Duck spinner

9.  Adhere duck to front of spinner.

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck completed side view

10.  Add Glitter Border Lines and Glitter Dots per photo.

KB ECD Bathtub Rubber Duck close up open

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

980 Bathtub with Pop Stand

974 Rectangle Pull Card

920 Rubber Ducky

969 It’s a Boy/Girl

SS0102 White Iris Shimmer Sheetz

SS0211 Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

7010 Glitter Borders Pink/Silver

7018 Glitter Dots Pink/Silver

Other Supplies:

Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Barely Banana cardstock from Stampin’ Up!

pattern paper from SEI

white ribbon from my stash





Rubber Ducky Spinner Card

November 20, 2014

Hi, Karen Aicken here with today’s project. As promised with my last post, I have an interactive Spinner Card to share. These cards are also referred to as Slider, Penny Spinner or Penny Slider Cards.


I chose to use  the adorable Rubber Ducky die, cutting it out of both patterned paper and white cardstock. I adhered the pieces together so they would be nice and sturdy, then inked the edges. Rubber Ducky slides along the track, spinning around as he goes. His jaunty bow is from the Balloons die set.


1.  Cut a 6 x 4-1/2″ panel  from white cardstock. Using the clouds from the All Seasons Tree, cut three from the top area of this panel and add a strip of blue patterned paper behind the openings. Ink the cut out clouds and attach over their openings with a double layer of foam tape. Using the Outdoor Edges die, cut a strip of blue patterned paper 6 x 2″ and attach it to the bottom of this panel lining up the bottom and side edges. On the back side of this decorated panel, pencil a line 1″ from the bottom edge.

2. Use the Tab Accessory Die that comes with the Tags and More 2 – Deco to create your track. Cut one from the center, then slide the tab die over to the left and cut again. Continue in this manner until you have your slot/track cut all the way across, leaving 3/4″ uncut on either side.  Just remember to overlap your cuts each time you move your die. Trim any uneven edges as you don’t want your slider mechanism to catch.



3.  Create a 6.5 x 5″ top fold card from white cardstock. Adhere a 6-3/8 x 4-7/8″ panel of yellow patterned paper. Cut a 6 x 2″ strip of the same blue patterned paper as on the front ‘water’ area of your decorated panel and attach it to the yellow patterned panel. You want it to be seen through the track on your decorated panel for a seamless look.

4.  Create your penny mechanism by adhering two round adhesive foam tape circles together with a penny on either side. Add a piece of foam tape to the outside of one penny, which is how you will adhere the Rubber Ducky. Insert the back penny through the track in the center of the decorated panel, bending the panel slightly so it fits in. Test your mechanism to be sure it freely rolls along the track.



5.  Attach the Rubber Ducky to the foam tape on the front penny, then add foam tape to the back of the decorated panel Do not add any tape along the track area as you want your penny mechanism to have lots of room.


6. Attach decorated panel to the folded card and have fun sliding and spinning the Rubber Ducky!




7. Use an orange fine point marker or pen to write words above the curve at the water’s edge as shown. Option: Use rubber stamps and stamp the words BEFORE adding tape to the back of the panel and before attaching the panel to the card front.

Spinner Cards are so much fun, both to make and receive. Kids love them! The spinning element can be just about anything and the track can be vertical or diagonal as well as horizontal. Some examples: A balloon floating straight up into the sky, a Karen Burniston Character running up a hill and tumbling back down!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

920 Rubber Ducky

781 All Seasons Tree

914 Outdoor Edges

 952 Tags & More 2 – Deco

 726 Balloons

Other Supplies:

White card stock

Yellow patterned paper – Bo Bunny

Blue patterned paper – MME

Two pennies

Foam Tape

Congratulations Ducky

August 12, 2014


Hi! It’s Candy with a simple card today – one that is perfect for a new baby boy. It uses just a few products and all of them are brand new!

I thought it would be fun to dress up the rubber ducky, so I used the scarf from the snowman!

To create the card: 

1. Cut white cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.

2. Cut blue navy paper 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″.

3. Place Congratulations Stand Up Helper die at the top and run through die-cutting machine.


4. Trim off edges so the word stands alone. Adhere to card.

ECD_Candy_Spiegel_Ducky25. Cut red patterned paper 3 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ and adhere to card.

6. Cut red patterned paper 3 1/4″ x 2 7/8″. Mat in navy cardstock and adhere.

7. Cut white cardstock 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and adhere.

8. Cut rubber ducky body and wing from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (use Metal Adaptor Plate to make clean cuts).

9. Cut out eye from black cardstock, beak from orange cardstock and ring from navy cardstock and adhere to body.

10. Adhere duck and wing with dimensional foam adhesive.

11. Cut out snowman scarf with navy cardstock. Trim as shown and adhere to duck.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

935 Congratulations Stand Up Helper

920 Rubber Ducky

929 Snowman

SS 0229 Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

803 Cuttlebug & Big Shot Metal Adaptor Plate

Other Supplies:

Patterned paper & cardstock from Stampin’ Up!

Dimensional Foam Adhesive



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

Hello Rubber Ducky

July 12, 2014

DSC_0110-1Hi Everyone, it’s Jackie and I’m showing you a sneak peek of two new dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs that will be available mid-July. With Graphic 45 paper collection called ‘By the Sea’ I thought this paper line would be a good way to show off the new Rubber Ducky (920) and Rainy Day (928).


1. Create card base from Navy cardstock. Cut 5.5″x 11″ square; fold and score in half ( 5.5 ” Square card size).

2. Cut ‘Set Sail’ 5 1/4″ square. Adhere to navy paper using Double-sided Adhesive. Cut Red paper 5″ square and adhere to ‘Set Sail’ paper.

3. Cut ‘Beachcomer’ paper 4 3/4″ square. Place Karen Burniston’s Accordion Circle Card die in the middle and run through die cutting machine. Adhere on red paper using  pop up dots. Cut out middle shown by Karen Burniston video seen here. Flip over the circle and adhere to middle of circle.

4.  Use Wendy Vecchi reinkers in the following colours Cornflower Blue and Forget-Me-Not plus Tim Holtz’s Silver Mixative onto Ranger Teflon sheet. Spray with Rubbing Alcohol, so colours spread. Take white cardstock and swish through colors as shown.DSC_0126-15. Cut out bubbles using Blue Velvet Adhesive and adhere to color background as shown. Place in Damask embossing folder and run through die cutting machine. Cut out circle using largest die from Accordion Circle Card. Adhere using pop up dots. Sponge blue ink on top of the embossed areas and sponge black ink along the edges.

6. Die cut Rubber Ducky and his wing using Yellow Velvet Adhesive. Cut eye using Black Velvet Adhesive and beak using Orange paper. Sponge Diarylide Yellow, Orange and Red Iron Oxide PanPastel to add more dimension as shown.











7. Apply Double-sided Adhesive to white paper, cut umbrella using the umbrella die from the set called ‘Rainy Day’ (928). Apply Sky and Blue Purple Silk Microfine Glitter alternating between colors. Cut out handle using Black Velvet Adhesive.

8. Cut out boots using Yellow Velvet Adhesive and overlay using Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz.

9. Cut bubbles using the newest Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and apply them using a Quickie Glue Pen. Cut ‘Hello’ from Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and apply as shown.\

10. Take Glitter Icicles Peel-offs and color them using Tombow Markers 371 and 397 for waves. Apply on the bottom of card  as shown.



Elizabeth Craft Designs

920 – Rubber Ducky

928 – Rainy Day

769 – Accordion Circle Card

938 – Hellow Stand Up Helper

KB 104 – Damask Embossing Folder

SS 0216 – Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

SS 0230 – Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

406 – Black Velvet Sheets

407 – Blue Velvet Sheets

401 – Yellow Velvet Sheets

625 – Sky Silk Microfine Glitter

622 – Blue Purple Silk Microfine Glitter

Sku 7064 – Glitter Icicles Peel-Off Stickers

502 – Double-sided Adhesive

Cardstock; Midnight Muse, Shimmery White, Only Orange- Stampin’Up,

Other; Tombow Markers -371, 397, 380.5- Red Iron Oxide, 250.5 Diarylide Yellow, 280.5 Orange PanPastels, Big Shot machine

Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks by Tim Holtz



Pink Ducky Congratulations

July 10, 2014

Howdy! It’s Debra, glad to be with you today!

One of my favorite of the new July release dies is the Rubber Ducky set. It’s so cute! I kept envisioning the sweet ducky in pink and blue for a baby card and that was my inspiration for today’s project – a congratulations baby card for a little girl.

ECD July 10 finished 2a P1060719

Here’s how I made it:

1. Fold a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of white cardstock in half to form a A2 size card base. Cut yellow pattern paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 , ink edges brown and adhere to card front.

2. Cut another piece of white cardstock to 5 x 3 3/4. Die cut Congratulations on the top left using Congratulations Stand Up Helper. Trim top flush with bottom of word.

3. Cut pink pattern paper to 4 1/4 x 3 1/2, ink edges and adhere to center of Congratulations cardstock from previous step. Adhere to card front using pop dots or foam adhesive.

4. Die cut ducky and wing from pink Velvet Adhesive (for a boy, use light blue Velvet Adhesive).
Die cut beak from yellow cardstock, eye from white cardstock and bow (from Ornament Set 3) from yellow pattern paper.

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5. Assemble duck. I also made a boy duck – isn’t he cute! I’ll be using this one for a baby boy card on my blog later this month so stay tuned!

ECD July 10 ducks 1a P1060709

6. Die cut banner pieces from Karen Burniston’s Lots of Pops in yellow pattern paper and plain yellow cardstock. Stamp and cut out letters. Adhere to banners then to white twine. (TIP: only add a small glue dot to the inner bottom of each piece in order to move and adjust the banners).

7. Add banner to top of Congratulations as shown using small glue dots in the corners. Tie bows and adhere to each end of twine.

8. Die cut white and yellow pattern paper flowers. Using a small hole punch, punch out centers from scrap of pink Velvet Adhesive and adhere to center of flowers. To create dimension, place flowers on a piercing pad and cup using a ball stylus or the back of a pen, anything with a rounded end will work.

9. To complete the card, adhere ducky as shown using pop dots or foam adhesive. Add flowers around the base of ducky using a small glue dot on the back in the center of each flower. By adding the glue dot in the center of the flower, the petals can remain cupped up.

Here is another picture of the completed card.

ECD July 10 finished 2a P1060719

I hope you enjoyed making our pink ducky friend today. Using boy themed papers and the blue ducky you could easily convert this sketch into a baby boy card as well.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

778-Lots of Pops
728- Bunch of Flowers 1
927-Ornament Set 3 (Available mid-July)
920-Rubber Ducky (Available mid-July)
935-Congratulations Stand Up Helper (Available mid-July)
409-Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheets
408-Blue Velvet Adhesive Sheets

Other Products used:

White, Yellow cardstock- Bazzill
Yellow pattern paper- Graphic 45
Pink pattern paper- Onthedotpaper
Brown Ink- Vintage Photo
Foam Adhesive
Glue Dots
Piercing Pad- Bazzill
Ball Stylus

Pop it Ups

Happy Birthday Rubber Ducky

July 4, 2014

Hello everyone,

It’s Joset here today. I wanted to make a card using one of our new dies. Since the Rubber Ducky is my absolute favorite, I decided to use this die for my card. I also used the Accordion Fancy Label since the size of the label frame it perfect for the duck. I will explain the other products I used in the instruction and you can also find them in the supply list at the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy today’s card.


1. Die cut Ducky’s body and 1 wing out of yellow paper. Die cut beak out of orange paper and floating ring out of green patterned paper. Adhere beak, wing and band as shown. Die cut 1 eye out of black cardstock and adhere using a small piece of adhesive behind the hole that was cut for his eye. Die cut another eye out of white cardstock to get the small white dot and adhere to the center of the eye.

2. Die cut 2 Accordion Fancy Label pages out of bright green cardstock and 2 out of the patterned paper. Cut the long side tab from the 2 patterned pages and the Fancy label on the inside to create 2 open frames. We’ll use one of the labels to decorate the inside of the card.

3. Die cut 1 Fancy label out of white cardstock using the largest accessory die from the Accordion Fancy Label set. Also die cut 1 smaller label out of Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. This is one of the new color Shimmer Sheetz, available mid-July. Emboss with the Lots of Dots embossing folder and lightly sand the raised dots.

4. Die cut Happy Birthday from Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets. Die cut grass out of green cardstock using one of the new Outdoor Edges by Karen Burniston. These edges are so cool and can be used for anything, decorative borders, snow, rolling hills, to create a forest, etc. The set includes 3 different edges.

5. To decorate the front of the card, die cut 2 circle edges out of blue cardstock using the circle edge die included in the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges set. Die cut 2 more out of yellow cardstock.

Here you can see all the die cut pieces for the card (note: my 2 grass borders are not shown on the picture as I decided to add these later):

6. To assemble your card, attach the two bright green accordion pages using double-sided adhesive on the long side tab. Adhere all the rest of your die cuts as shown in the picture shown at the start of this blog post. Once you’re done decorating your card, attach the 2 small side tabs. Trim the small side tabs of your right page. For more info on how to assemble an Accordion Card, watch Karen demonstrating the cards HERE.

7. Adhere frame edges to the front of the card as shown in the picture below.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products

771 Accordion Fancy Label
907 Fancy Seasons Frame Edges (available mid-July)
914 Outdoor Edges (available mid-July)
920 Rubber Ducky (available mid-July)
783 Happy Birthday
E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder
SS 0230 Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (available mid-July)
503 Double-Sided Adhesive
401 Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets

Other Products

Bright green, green, black and white cardstock
Patterned paper: BoBunny Lemonade Stand collection
Sanding block

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