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Have A Magical Christmas

October 19, 2020

Hello friends,

It’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I have a fun, quick and easy card to share. I just got my new Sue Smith Stamps and as soon as I saw this one I immediately thought of one of the cute fairy dies from Joset Designs to use along with it. Just add a Santa hat and you’re good to go.

This is a 5″ X 6.5″ card so I used the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle on the front.

After stamping and embossing I was ready for the cute little fairy.

Using the Fairy 1 die set – I cut, colored and assembled the fairy and then added a Santa hat from the Santa Claus die set.

To finish off this card I cut out some glittered stars and a magic wand. It is still blank on the inside so a personal message can be added.

Have a magical day,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Fairy Tale Table Decor

October 18, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and last week I create a Halloween table display featuring a whole host of Joset’s dies. Well, I am at it again, not because I am trying to start a trend (even though I think it would be a really cool trend), but because my 10 year old has requested a table decoration for her room featuring a little bit of fairy tale magic. My kiddo’s favorite princess has always been Cinderella, and I realized that I really had all the necessary dies to recreate the story in a single display from different Joset collections.

Step One: Die cut from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock the pieces from the Princess die set. Color the pieces with copic markers. Assemble the pieces using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Two: Die cut the bushes, tree stump and mushroom from the Forest Accessories die set and 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the die cuts with copic markers. Use Kids Choice Glue to assemble the pieces of the mushroom.

Step Three: Die cut the pumpkin pieces of the Pumpkin die set. Color this with copic markers and assemble.

Step Four: Die cut the mice from both the Scarecrow die set and the Forest Accessories die set. Color the mice.

Step Five: Die cut two grass strips and the clouds from the Tree die set. Color the die cuts.

Step Six: Using a 6x6x2 inch canvas, paint grass and a road onto the front and sides using acrylic paint. Let dry.

Step Seven: Die cut the pieces of the Castle Folding card out of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the castle with copic markers and assemble. I glued the back of the card to castle to help add stability. Fill the window with Transparent Crystal Craft Drops. Hot glue the castle to the back of the canvas. Hot glue the clouds to the back of the castle allowing them to float out.

Step Eight: Trim the grasses to fit the width of the canvas leaving room for the road. Using hot glue adhere the scene to the canvas laying the different pieces.

I hope you get a kick seeing how I constructed this table top decoration. Yes it is a little fragile due to the different pieces being made of paper, but if you leave the decor simply sitting on a piece of furniture it is perfectly safe. There are so many different stories that we can tell using the different dies from Joset’s collections.

Let me know in the comments below what story you would want to see next. Until then, happy crafting.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Sue Smith Creative Designs

Winter Wishes Slimline Card

October 15, 2020

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Slimline cards are the rage right now and I will show you that dies originally made for A2 sized cards can be used on Slimline cards. I am using the Village Edges die as an example. Below you will find the steps to created your own Winter Wishes Slimline Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Foam Applicator starting a little bit past the half way with the lightest shade, then working up to darkest. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges 2 times for each die. One diecutting from the left and the second one from the right. Loosely layer first on the background created in Step 2 to see where the top one will be positioned. Adhere 1st layer (top) using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, 2nd layer using Foam Tape, 3rd layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and last (bottom) layer using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Snow sentiment using Versamark to the panel created in Step 2. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool.

Step 5 – Optional – Apply Perfect Pearls in Gold onto an Acrylic Block, add a spritz of water, mix with a #2 paintbrush and tap the waterbrush onto the panel to create Gold Droplets. Keep repeating until you cover the panel. Let dry (it doesn’t take too long to dry). Adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colors and/or sentiment. For example color in the houses and change the sentiment to Congratulations on your new Home. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized Videos

Metallic toned cards

October 8, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again today with my October guest team member post. I am a big fan of white cardstock, because you can do so much with it. So this time I wanted to show you a simple idea how you can create different toned metallic shaded cards really easy with just a few steps.

Here is how this cards are done:

Step 1: Take the “Heart” background die and one or two “A Way With Words” word dies out. Take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and apply a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet onto the backside. Leave the foil on.
Step 2: Place the paper and the die cut dies into your die cutting machine and build a sandwich according to the instrucktions of your particular machine. Die cut 3 (or more) background pieces and as many sentiments as you have backgrounds.
Step 3: Now remove all negative elements from your white cardstock pieces.

Step 4: Place the die cut pieces on a kraft mat and apply a metallic paste with a blending brush in circular motion onto your die cut pieces. I used a pearl, a silver and a gold tone on the 3 cards I created and for the sentiments I tried to match each patterned paper tone, so I used bronze, pink and blue on those.
Step 5: Now adhere the tinted background pieces onto a patterned paper of your choice and adhere the sentiment on top. Decorate for example with half pearls, dimentional pearls or rhinestones. Finally, adhere to a card base.

This simple idea can be used with various background dies to add a little different look to your cards. The nice surface texture of the Soft Finish Cardstock also shows thru after tinting the paper which adds a really nice look to the cards.

I´ve again recorded a video to give you a better idea of the steps – hope you like it!

I hope you could inspire you to play more with your dies and white Soft Finish Cardstock. There are so many possibilities to add some color to it, this is just one of them.

I´ll be back with another card idea again next month! See you then.

Happy crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sizzix Big Shot A4
Kaisercraft half pearls
Blending brush
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

I am Think of You

September 28, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in to share with you a little just because card! In a year filled with crazy ups and downs, one of the things that has become a positive in the year is I have started sending friends and families cards just because I am thinking of them. I am not waiting for their birthday or a holiday, I am just popping a note in the mail and saying “I am Thinking of You!” So with all of these simple no reason cards heading out, I have been upping my game in types of cards I am making and I find ECD’s Ilse and Charlene line of stamps and stencils are perfect for just these moments.

Step One: Stamp and heat emboss small floral images from the Spring Fling stamp set onto a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Rose Gold embossing powder.

Step Two: Using colored pencils, add a little color to the insides of the heat embossed flowers.

Step Three: Blend some ink around the edges of the cards stock. I used Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Using the Dot Dot Dot stencil, blend ink through the stencil onto the cardstock. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide and a dirty blending brush.

Step Five: Using the Story Telling stencil, blend a contrasting ink. I used Dusty Concord Distress Oxide.

Step Six: Stamp one of the girls from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the image in with colored pencils. Fussy Cut out the image.

Step Seven: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the background cardstock to an A2 card frame. Add the trimmed girl to the card face using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Do you send cards to loved ones simply because? What is your favorite ECD products to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team


September 26, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in today to create a little card for a teenage lady who needs a little reminder of how awesome she is. I often find that crafting for that delicate age of 14-18 is really difficult. However, I think the flourishes and elegance of the A Way With Words collection is perfect for connecting with young women of this age demographic.

Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Place the A Way With Stencils Flourished Frame on a diagonal and blend dark blue ink. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides.

Step Two: Die cut the large butterfly from the A Way With Words Butterfly Flourish. Apply a temporary adhesive to the back of the die to cut to create a mask, and blend into over the die cut. I used Dusty Concord in Distress Oxide.

Step Three: Peel off the Butterfly Flourish die cut mask.

Step Four: Blend more blue ink around the edges of the cardstock. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide. Spray the whole image with shimmer spray. Let dry.

Step Five: Blend ink over a piece of scrap 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Chipped Sapphire and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Die cut the A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set.

Step Six: Adhere the You Are Perfect die cut to the background using Kids Choice Glue. Using a white gel pen, add highlights to the side of the adhered die cut.

Step Seven: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add a few crafts drops using the Metallic Silver Craft Drops.

I just love how this super simple card turned out. There is just the right amount of girly, and the perfect amount of support for the young lady who will be receiving it.

Let us know in the comments below what kind of ECD supplies you use when crafting for 14-18 year old young women? Until then, happy crafting.

Joset Designs

Have A Magical Day

August 16, 2020

Hello friends and welcome, it’s Sandy Diller, today I have a magical card with an added bonus. I’m using the new Storybook collection from Joset. This new release is filled with whimsical characters that make you believe in magic.

The prince and princess stand as separate characters so when you display this fun card you can use your imagination and place them anywhere you like.

To make the castle – cut the Castle Folding Card twice and glue them together as shown below.

White Soft Finish Cardstock was used here and then some gray ink for shading, stenciling and stamping with the bricks from the Prince and Frog Sentiments. The window openings in the die were covered with gold paper from the back.

Brightly colored papers were used to add a whimsical look to this castle.

The stone facing for the door was made by using the included die and shading them with gray ink. The same die was used to add some windows on the the sections that needed them. The door opening was backed with a piece of vellum.

The castle was folded at each crease in different directions to make it stand up. The finishing touches for the castle were the glittered flags.

The Princess and Prince were assembled and then added to a separate stand that was made by using White Soft Finish card stock cut 5.5″ by 3″ and scored at 1.5″ and 4″, folded back to make them stand up. The paper was stenciled using an older stencil from my stash but you could use any paper that has stones or brick pattern. Using some dies from the Once Upon a Time Accessories die set I added a flower and then stamped and colored the frog from the Prince and Frog Sentiments.

My card still needs a sentiment so when I’m ready to send this card I will stamp it with one of the great sentiments from the Once Upon A Time Sentiments. This card folds up completely flat for mailing.

Have A Magical Day,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Mushroom Shaped Card New Release

July 30, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I am so excited to share with you a Mushroom Shaped Card from the new Fairy release from Joset Designs. This release is packed with mystical and fairy tale vibes. Below you will find the steps to create your own Mushroom Shaped Card.

Step 1 – Diecut Mushroom House (card base) using Cream Cardstock and (top of muchroom) using Red Cardstock. Fold on the score line. Apply ink to the edges. I used Distress Oxide Tea Dye.

Step 2 – Diecut Mushroom House (small mushroom, flowers, grass, door keyhole in various colours of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 3 – Stamp Once Upon A Time sentiment to the inside of the card using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to the product used. Which should be available by next week. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps


July 16, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK Gorman and I am popping in with a brand new card design using designers Ilse and Charlene’s stamps.  I just adore the sweet innocence the new Floral Girls stamp set has, and love how perfectly it pares with the older A Field of Flowers stamp set.

IMG_0290Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Using black alcohol ink ink stamp an image from the Floral Girls Stamp set.

IMG_0291Step Two:  Using the same ink, stamp floral images from the A Field of Flowers stamp set around the image of the girl.

IMG_0292Step Three:  Stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock using the same stamp set and ink.

IMG_0293Step Four:  Using alcohol ink color in the image.  I used copics.

IMG_0294Step Five:  Using the new Make Your Mark stencil, add stenciling to the cardstock using Distress Oxide.  I used Shabby Shutters.

IMG_0326Step Six:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the trimmed stamped and colored cardstock to an A2 card frame.

Thanks for peeking in today to this simple but elegant card design.  Do you like coloring floral images as much as I do?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.

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Let It Snow!

June 24, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today to share a wintery fun layout using LOTS of ECD goodies!

To make this layout:
Step 1 – Tear a strip off one side and a smaller strip from the other side of your white soft finish cardstock and cover it with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set
Step 2- Using one of your favorite stencils and texture paste along the side of your paper then adhere your white cardstock to a patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft)
Step 3 – Using your Watercolor Palette, use the three shades of blue and allow them to mingle together to create a subtle blend. using your pen add some of the blue water color paint tgo a palette, your glass mat or your craft mat. spray with water to make very runny. Using a fan brush or your favorite splatter technique add splatters to your page. Have fun with it! Heat set the paint and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush white acrylic paint over the raised images of your stencil!
Step 4 – add a strip of cheesecloth over the stenciled area
Step 5 – Die cut at least 6 Leaf and Berry Branches, 2 Leafy Branch, and 3 of the largest circles from the stitched circles from the white cardstock
Step 6 – create 3 rolled flowers from the die cut circles

Step 7 – adhere the double sided tape to cardstock and die cut 5 snowflakes from the Hot Chocolate set, 1 large snowflake from the Snow Flake Set, and Let It Snow from the Winter Wishes set.
Step 8 – peel the backing off the snowflakes and use the Cool Diamond silk microfine glitter, and use the faded denim silk microfine glitter on the title

Step 9 – add sequins, seed beads and micro beads randomly to your mixed media area and die cuts!

Thank you so much for stopping by

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