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Monster-fied Critters

August 12, 2022

Hi, Karen here today. For today’s post, I decided to “monster-fy” a couple of Joset’s other critters. I made the funniest dog and a very unusual elephant as the centerpieces for some fun cards.

First up, I used the Dog die set to create this funny little critter. The face is from the Monster 2 set. I put the head with the eyes, nose, ears and body from the Dog. I love how silly he looks. I used Kraft cardstock for most of the pieces (except the eyes and teeth which are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The dog is framed by a Stitched Circle Die. Using 101mm behind pieces like the eyes before diecutting makes them so easy to adhere.

The face, ears, legs and body are edged with a tiny bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink. The collar is colored with a Copic Marker as is the tag and eyes.

I used all of the pieces of the Elephant die except I turned the body sideways to make him unusually skinny. haha I also used the head and horns from the Monster 1 die set.

I cut most of the pieces with very light grey cardstock and edged them with a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The ears are cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and are colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink. The eyes and ears are cut using 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make them easy to put together! I used the Monster Hugs stamps on both cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Happy Birthday Flip Card

August 4, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. If you struggle with Interactive Cards then the new Birthday Flip Card Dies will surprise you with how easy it is to put together. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Base Solid) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold all the score lines where the diecut scored. You now have your base card.

Step 2 – Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Top and Bottom Shapes) using Patterned Paper of your choice. This is a great way to use up your stash. I added a little shading to the edges of the Patterned Paper then adhered to top and bottom of card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4″ x 2 3/4″ and apply Ink of your choice using a Blender Brush. I used a Soft Green and Blue Ink. Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Panel). I saved the “Happy Birthday” diecuts for another time and adhered the panel to the front of the card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and apply Ink of your choice using a Blender Brush. I used a Soft Green and Blue Ink. Adhere to inside of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Monster 3 using White Soft Finish Cardstock (or if you prefer coloured Cardstock). Color using medium of your choice. I used Inks. Assemble and adhere to inside of card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Party Time (Party Horn) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in using any medium of your choice. I used Copic Markers. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue making sure to slid into the opening of the mouth.

This card will be sure to make any child excited. Or adults, lol. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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The Party Train

July 21, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I absolutely LOVE the new monster collection from Joset Designs. Today I am sharing a card that I created using the collection.


For the card base, cut a piece of cardstock to 10″ x 7″ and score at 5″. Also cut a piece of white soft finish cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Cut out the fence from the Slimline Adventure Edges in both black cardstock and woodgrain cardstock. Also cut the shrub edge from a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil in later steps. Using Monster 1 and Monster 3, cut and assemble your characters out of your favorite colors of cardstock. For added depth and dimension, ink the edges of each body piece with a coordinating ink. Also add party hats from the Party Time die set. For fun, you can cut the hat out of multiple colors, cut some of the hats along the embossed lines and adhere to a base hat. Finally cut and assemble the Holiday Train and Train Carts out of party themed cardstock.

Using piece of cardstock cut with the shrub die, place on your card front and lightly ink above using a light blue ink and your favorite blending tool. Shift the stencil down and lightly ink again. Continue the process until your reach your horizon line. Flip your stencil to the straight edge and use as a mask for your inked sky background. Ink the exposed bottom portion of the card front with green ink. For extra dimension, you can use 3 green inks ranging from light to dark and blend a grassy bottom portion of the card. For this card, some water droplets were also added.

For the railroad track, adhere the black diecut fence upside down with the points hanging off of the edge of the card front.

Cut apart the fence posts from the woodgrain cardstock and adhere to the corresponding black fence posts on the card front. Flip the card front over and trim off the excess fence pieces hanging over the edge. Using a silver pen, place two dots top and bottom on the wood pieces for the railroad nails. Optional, use a green pen to flick blades of grass on the green portion of the card front.

Adhere the Holiday Train and Holiday Carts to your railroad track.

Cut the Monster Hugs and Let’s Party stamps in half to creat a new stamp saying Monster Party. Do not worry, you will still be able to use the stamps in the original word design for later projects.

Adhere your cardfront to your card base. Put your monsters in the train carts. Optional, for a smoke effect from the train engine, cut the train icing die from grey cardstock and adhere as if coming out of the engin

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Happy Days

July 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Today, I am sharing a a card using Florals 11 as my flowers for this gorgeous card. 

Coloring the florals from the center out this time using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and setting stamens from Dress my Craft in the center. 

I wanted to add some stamped leaves in there and used the Kindness Stamp and Die and stamped out some leaves and the dandelion looking image using peeled paint, die cut them and just left them white, what a great detail and layer they add to this card, don’t you think?

The stitched circle, i backed with acetate and cut the intricate die from The Book out twice, cutting off the outside edges and lining the two die cuts up to fill the circle which worked perfectly. 

I decided i wanted even more detail and used the vine from the Strawberry set, colored with with Peeled paint Distress ink and i gave the tip a bit of shaping. 
Once i was all done, i decided to tone the color down a bit by using a bit of snow paste and white acrylic splatters. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some florals. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

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You set my heart on fire

June 23, 2022

Hii all! It’s me Lisanne with a new blogpost. So today I want to share this fire bus card. Sometimes you get an idea and it works out well, that’s what I had with this card.

So I started with the background. I die-cut the biggest Stitched Intended Square (1698) and coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. First I blend it and after that I dipped the card into the wet ink on my sheet. Now I can make different layers. The last layer is made with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I love all the different layers just with one colour.

Here you can see a close-up picture.

I did the same for the grass. I used the Slimeline Adventure Edges (1925) and coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn. Love those splatters.

For the next step I started with the Retro Bus Kit. I want to make it as a firebus. The base is coloured with Distress Ink Barn Door. Also for the bus I used Black Soot, Prize Ribbon, Fossilized Amber and Hickory Smoke. I made the stripes with the pieces from the suitcase.

I adhere the stripes before I added all the other layers so you covered the edges.

The light at the top of the bus is from the Fire Accessoires. For this card I used more pieces, like the ladder, pawn and the helmet.

I also made the Elephant, he can bring more water to the fire.

Than it is time to adhere everything together. Then I saw a spot where someting is missing. I missed the splatters water, this looks realy fun I think. The Elephant needs his wiper to clean the window.

At least I stamped the sentiment ‘You set my heart on fire’ at the stitched banner. And coloured the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

And here is the last close-up picture. I’ll hope you like this card as much as I do. I had a lot of fun making this.

Thank you for reading!

Kind regards Lisanne

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  • Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Barn Door, Prize Ribbon, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
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Hello Sunshine –

June 15, 2022

Hello Friends and thank you for dropping in. Today I am sharing a card with you. This is designed using Florals 6, along with the Stitched Indented Rectangles and a couple new stencils on the background. 

I started by cutting out three of each of the floral sizes from florals 6 onto the soft finish cardstock. I also cut out five of the leaves. 

The Florals
I also cut out 3 of small florals from Florals 16. I colored the Florals 6 using Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink, and the Florals 16 using scattered straw. I then shaped the Florals 6 forming three peonies. The small florals 16 i just inserted a wired stamen. 

The Background
I wanted to use the new stencils and started  by stamping CS146 Background Stamp with Black Archival Ink, I also used CS253 Note Pieces ( the smaller graph stamp) Once I stamped the images, I used the S044 Planner Stencils 1 and I used Light Texture Paste. I then used the Number Stencil and used a blending tool using Saltwater Taffy on the background creating a tone on tone color. I then splatter some white acrylic ink and gold paint

I cut some stitched indented rectangles and only used strips of them to add some layers, what a great way to add layers, without all the bulk of a full layer. 

I used peach threaded pollens  in the center of the peonies and thought they blend so beautifully with the colors in the pattern paper. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Until Next Time.

Happy Scrapping,


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Summer Birthday Mini Slimline Card

June 7, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a fun Summer Birthday Card to share using some oldie but goodie Joset Design Dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (clouds) to use as a stencil. Place the diecut on the card front and using a blender brush ink the edges in blue ink of your choice. Repeat this until 1/2” from the bottom (the card is landscape).

Step 3 – Using any alcohol markers of your choice use the dot technique to create sand. I used Copics in colors E30, E31, E33, E35.

Step 4 – Diecut Palm Trees in colored Cardstock or White Soft Finish to color. I used White and colored them with Copics in colors E35, E33, E31 for the base of the tree, G28, YG17, YG13 for the Palm Leaves and E37, E35 for the coconuts. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Parrot in colored Cardstock or White Soft Finish to color. I used White and colored them with Copics in colors G28, YG17, YG13 for the head. B34, B14, B12 for the wings and feathers on top of the head. YR09, YR04, YR14 for the body, legs, feet. Y18, Y15, Y11 for the feathered tail. Assemble with Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut Party Accessories in colored Cardstock or White Soft Finish to color. I used White and colored them with Copics. I used Y18, Y15, Y11 for the balloon and C4, C2 for the balloon string. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card using Foam Tape making sure that the string is behind the wing.

Step 7 – Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm sentiments using Blue Ink of your choice.

If you wanted to keep it simple you can do Steps 1, 2, 3, one Palm Tree from Step 4 and 7.

Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Inky Fun

June 3, 2022

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made today using two of the fun product lines available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. In both, I created a simple and easy inky background. In one, I added one of the critters available in the Joset’s Designs line as a Christmas card. in the other, I created a birthday card using a die from Anita’s Floral line.

This first card is a fun, quick Christmas Card. Below, I posted a picture of the inks that I used. They glide so smoothly on the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock that I used. So pretty. I created the Penguin using black cardstock and more of the Soft Finish Cardstock and put him on a Stitched and Fitted Circle. For the penguin feet and nose, I used an orange Copic, and I used the same ink on the background as I did for the hat. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.

Another simple and yet elegant card – I love the colors on this card. I kept the Fern die cut white as I felt it really helped the background colors to pop. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set.

Again, the blending on this beautiful Soft Finish Cardstock is so good and effortless. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all of the amazing products.

Craftily yours, Karen

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Is it Christmas Yet?

May 20, 2022

Karen here. I love doing holiday cards, and the best dies for holiday cards are here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Is May too soon to start making our holiday projects? I think not!

I used the adorable Winter Bird in this card along with a sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments to create this card. The branch is colored with a brown Copic marker, and the legs and beak are colored with an orange Copic. The bird has distress inks in Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass. I added some punched silvery stars and half beeds for some extra interest. How cute is that birdie??

For this card, I used the Hay Ride dies to create the fun Christmas Cart and added tress and presents from the Sleigh dies! I cut the pieces of this one in colored cardstock. Again, I used the Cute Winter Sentiments. In both cards, the card front is cut with a Stitched Rectangle die using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Happy Birthday

May 18, 2022

Good Morning Friends today i have a card to share with you designed using the Volume 4 Florals Release using Florals 15. 

Cutting the florals out using Soft finished cardstock, i colored them with saltwater Taffy Distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint

Shaping them using my shaping mat, i added some stamens to the center.  Then lightly added some snow paste on top to add more detail.

To create the dress i took a 5.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper and scored every 1/2 inch. Making sure to fold so that the ends were able to be folded inward. I free hand drew the top of the dress to create a tank style top and wrapped gold thread and colored seam binding to coordinate with the card. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some dress cards of your own.

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