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Tags & More 5 – Sunburst

February 13, 2015

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today. I like to find multiple uses for my dies and the flower I created on this card is the perfect example of that. Let me show you how to make a multi-dimensional flower using the new Hardware 1 – Hinges dies.

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1.  Cut kraft cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/2″. Make two short score lines at 2 3/4″ on the front of the kraft cardstock as shown below.  Die cut using the tag die from Tags & More 5 – Sunburst at the score line on the left side of the card front as shown below. Complete the score line after die cutting.

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2.  Cut a piece of orange cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the inside of the card. Make a small pencil mark at 2 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ from each side. Place one Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges on the score line and die cut.* Repeat for the other pencil mark. See photo below.

*Remember – you MUST use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Inside your machine’s standard cutting sandwich place the following in this order: Metal plate, Shimmer Sheetz, die with the cutting side facing DOWN toward the metal plate.

3.  Die cut the following pieces as shown below:

  • From blue cardstock: (1) tag at 2 1/4″ x 4″, (2) corner adornments, (1) strip of small circles at 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • From Peridot Shimmer Sheetz: (2) leaves from Daisy die*
  • From orange cardstock: (1) circle reinforcement
  • From Orange Iris Shimmer Sheetz: (6) Hardware 1 – Hinges embossed with Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder*

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4.  To assemble the flower, bend each Hardware piece in half so the holes line up.  Place all Hardware pieces through a brad, poke a hole in the middle of the blue tag, put the brad through the tag and bend the prongs on the reverse side.  Adhere the leaves under the flower petals.

5.  Adhere the blue tag to the card front. Adhere orange circle reinforcement, thread silver cord through the hole and tie a bow.

6.  Adhere corner adornments and blue strip of small circles on the inside of the card.

7.  Apply silver Thinking of You Peel-Off above the blue strip of small circles.

8.  Apply silver Ribbon Butterfly Peel-Off to the front right side of the card.

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

Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

958 Tags & More 5 – Sunburst

963 Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges

962 Hardware 1 – Hinges

901 Daisy

SS0109 Orange Iris Shimmer Sheetz

SS0220 Peridot Shimmer Sheetz

E111 Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder

2580 Thinking of You Peel-Off

1266 Ribbon Butterfly Peel-Off

Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive


kraft, blue and orange cardstock – Top Line Creations

Silver Cord – Stampin’ Up!


paper piercer


It’s A Girl Stand Up Card

February 8, 2015


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today. A few weeks ago I created a stand up card using the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set for Els at CHA. I thought this fun card needed a tutorial! When I was looking at the Clip Board Topper included in the die set, I kept seeing a baby’s bottle. Of course I just had to create a baby card …. and baby girl cards seem to be the order of the day at ECD right now :).


Here is how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of cream cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold along score lines as shown above. Lightly score at 8 1/4″ but do not fold.


2. Position the Congratulations Stand Up Helper die so that the bottom of the die is lined up along the 8 1/4″ score line created in step 1. Die cut, remove excess cardstock from sentiment and fold upwards.

3. Place a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to pink cardstock that will be large enough to fit the Congratulations Stand Up Helper die. Die cut so that the adhesive is on the bottom, trim along the bottom edge of the word and adhere on top of the Congratulations on the cream card. See photo below.


4. Cut a piece of cream cardstock 4 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ and adhere to the panel behind the Congratulations to hide the opening.

5. Cut a piece of cream cardstock and a piece of pink designer paper 4 1/2″ x 6″. Line up the main tag die from the Tags & More 8 – Lattice at the top of the cream cardstock and die cut. Snip off the excess cardstock around the top of the die and then use your trimmer to trim off both sides to make them even with the top part of the die. Trim tag shape so it is 5 1/2″ long.

6. Repeat the process above but this time with the pink designer paper. Once you have your tag, place the decorative overlay die from the same die set at the top so the hole in the overlay lines up with the hole in the tag and also lines up with the tag shape of the card and then die cut.

7. Adhere the pink designer paper tag to the cream tag. Die cut a square reinforcement from pink cardstock and adhere it around the hole on the top of the tag. See photo below. You’ll see the reinforcement just poking above and underneath the pink bow.

8. Use a pink Copic marker to color the Silver Borders Assorted Peel-Off Stickers then add them around the border of the tag. Apply Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the 2 1/2″ panel on the folded stand up card we created in step 1 and attach the tag to this panel so that the bottom of the tag lines up with the bottom of this panel.


9. Fold the card so that the card is closed and trim off the top of the folded card using the top of the tag as a guide. When the card is closed it should look like the tagged shaped card as shown above.


10. Cut a piece of designer paper 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. Adhere this to the panel in front of the Congratulations Stand Up Helper word. Use the lattice border die included in the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set, die cut and adhere to borders from pink card. (Tip: Add some Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of the pink card before die cutting the border). Add the pink borders to the designer paper as shown above. Add Pink/Silver Glitter Dots to the border as shown above.

11. Add Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of cream cardstock large enough to fit the It’s A Boy/Girl Die. Die cut words. Position “It’s A Girl” to the card as shown above.


12. Using the Clipboard Topper die from the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set, die cut one clipboard topper from pink cardstock and one from kraft cardstock. (Note: The clipboard die has a hole in the top. For this hole not to cut, first die cut two dots from chipboard using the same die. Then place the dots in the hole on the die to cover the hole. Use a pice of tape to keep the dots in place. When you now use your die, it won’t cut the hole). Cut the bottom part of the pink clipboard topper and adhere to kraft clipboard topper as shown above. Ink edges of topper with pink. Add Pink/Silver Glitter Dots as shown below.

13. Cut a piece of cream cardstock 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″. Trim off the bottom corners of the cardstock at a slight angle and the top corners at a bigger angle as shown above. Ink edges with pink. Adhere the top of the bottle to the cream cardstock.

14. Add Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of pink cardstock large enough to die cut the letters BABY. Adhere the letters to the baby’s bottle. Adhere bottle to the front of the tag using foam tape.

15. Tie a bow using pink ribbon and attach over the tag hole.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tags & More 8 – Lattice (961)
Congratulations Stand Up Helper (935)
It’s A Boy/Girl (969)
Alphabet 1 – Caps (967)
Pink / Silver Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)
Silver Borders Assorted (SKU 1167)
Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm (508)
Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm (506)
Cream Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
Kaisercraft Pitter Patter 6 1/2″ Paper Pad
Pink Ribbon
Pink Ink
Foam Tape

Merry Christmas Stand Up Card

December 19, 2014


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today. Christmas is less then a week away, so I am sharing one last Christmas card I created using Peel-Offs and one of the Stand Up Helper Word dies. This card is a variation of one created by Karen Aicken earlier in the year where she had the main stand up portion of the card in the center and two flat panels on either side. I thought it would be fun to just have one flat panel on one side which means the side panel can be adjusted depending on how you wish to decorate it. This also makes it easier to use the longer Stand Up Helper word dies for this style of card. If you want more details on Karen Aicken’s card you can find it here.


Here is how I created my card: 

1. Cut a piece of white card so it is 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score at 4 1/4 inches along the 8 1/2 inch side and fold. You now have a card that is 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches.

2. On the front of your card measure 1 3/4 inches from the left hand side. Use your trimmer to cut from the bottom of your card to the fold line to create two separate pieces. Cut only the two pieces on the front of the card. Decorate the left hand panel with designer paper which measures 1 1/2 inches x 4 inches and the right hand panel with designer paper which measures 3 1/2 inches x 4 inches. Find the centre of the right hand panel, score and fold into a mountain fold.

3. Open the right hand panel of the card and measure up from the edge of the card 1 1/8 inches, position the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die so that the straight edge of the die is on the 1 1/8 inch mark. Make sure the die is centered within the right hand part of the card. Secure die with removable tape so it doesn’t move while die cutting. Tip: Ensure both the left and right hand front panels are lifted up when die cutting the sentiment. Die cut the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die again this time from red card, trim along bottom edge and adhere to the Merry Christmas on the main card. Fold the Merry Christmas up so it is standing upright.


4. Cut a piece of blue designer paper 3 3/4 inches x 3 inches. Adhere this to the inside of the card so it covers the hole from when we die cut the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper. Make sure there is approx an 1/8 inch border on the right hand side and the top of the card. Cut a piece of designer paper 3 3/4 inches x 7/8 inches and adhere this to the right panel in front of the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die. (Note: a small amount of designer paper will be in the area under the left hand panel).

5. Glue the left hand panel to the back panel.


6.From the Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-Off Stickers, place the Girl with Handwarmer and Hat Peel-Offs onto white card that has Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet on top. Remove release sheet, cover peel-offs with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired. Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots to the circles on the girl’s dress. Cut out oval shape and hat.

7. Use the main die from the Accordion Oval Card set to cut an oval from white card. Trim out the inner oval and use this to layer the Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Oval image to. Place foam tape to the lower half of the back of the image and attach it to the bottom portion of the right hand panel.

8. Adhere the hat image to the bottom right hand corner of the card as per photo. Add three of the black snowflakes to the blue designer paper on the inside of the card.

9. Die cut two of the small snowflakes from the Snowflakes Die set from white card which has been covered with Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm. Remove protective backing and add Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Add Red/Gold Glitter Dots to each of the snowflakes. Attach to left hand panel using foam tape.


Above – The card shown closed, ready to go in an envelope.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Elizabeth Craft Designs
Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper (939)

Snowflakes Die (757)

Accordion Oval Card (772)

Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-offs in Black (SKU 2587)

Red/Gold Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)

Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)

Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (639)
Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet (502)
Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm (508)
White Card
Carta Bella Bundled Up 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape

Elizabeth Craft Designs July Designer Challenge – Stand Up Helpers

July 31, 2014

Hello everyone,

Today is Challenge day! Every month we challenge our talented Design Team to create a project for a specific theme or using a specific ECD product. Some designers create more than one. This month we asked our designers to create a card using a Stand Up Helper die.
This could be a Stand Up Helpe word die or one of the Stand Up Helpers shaped motifs from Stand Up Helpers Sets 1 and 2.

Let’s see what our Design Team created!

The first project is from Raquel Mason who used the oak leaf Stand Up Helper from Stand Up Helpers Set 2. She used the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper die to cut the words for the bottom of the card. And she chose a beautiful oak leaf peel-off in gold. Love the way she captured autumn splendor!

Candy Spiegel used the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper to create this masculine card.
She also used a Peel-Off Sticker and Silk Microfine Glitter to decorate it. Beautiful colors and coloring! Make sure to visit Candy’s blog for more ideas.

Jackie Smith knows how to combine beautiful papers. The first card she created is a Christmas card using the Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper, the Five Part Pine and the Gifts Peel-Off. The two Silk Microfine Glitter colors she used for the pine tree look stunning. For the second card Jackie used the oak leaf Stand Up Helper, a Pumpkin Peel-Off and more Silk Microfine Glitter.

Love the way Frances Byrne used the Holiday House and Outdoor Edges by Karen Burniston for her card. It’s a great combination and using the row of trees in the background is such a clever idea. The colors are perfect. Frances used two Stand Up Helpers – the tree from Stand Up Helpers Set 2 and the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper adhered as a flat element at the bottom.

Rita Edwards created this stunning fireplace Stand Up Helper card. She used the circle Stand Up Helper from Set 2 and the new Stockings and Holly Border dies. Rita also used the Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper and some red Glitter Dot Peel-Offs to decorate the card and the Holly Borders.

Karen Aicken created a different style Stand Up Helper card using the flower Stand Up Helper included in Set 2. The Snowman die was used to decorate the card. Isn’t he cute?! If you would like to know how to create this card yourself, make sure to visit Karen’s blog.

Mary Prasad made this clean and simple Stand Up Helper card using the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper. She also used the Five Part Pine and Holly Flourish to decorate the card. It is a very beautiful and elegant card. You can find more creations on Mary’s blog.

What a stunning card by Kelly Booth! Love the white and silver theme. Kelly used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the Clock from the Clock and Gears die set by Karen Burniston. You can fine more beautiful projects on Kelly’s blog.

Debra Hensley made this super cute card using the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper die. She also used the umbrella and rain boots from the Rainy Day die set. They both are the perfect match with the stamped bunny. Visit Debra’s blog for more info.

Helen Cryer used the Holiday House to decorate her Best Wishes Stand Up Helper card.
She cut a second Best Wishes in pink and adhered this over the Best Wishes cut into the light color card base to match the Agatha Edges at the bottom front. (Agatha Edges by Karen Burniston). Love the pastel colors.

The new word Stand Up Helpers can be used on flat cards to create a nice border. Here are some samples where the word Stand Up Helpers are used on flat cards.

Candy Spiegel made this beautiful card using the Best Wishes Stand Up Helper and the new Wheelbarrow die. To create the flowers Candy used Bunch of Flowers.

Love the colors on the next card made by Frances Byrne. Frances created a unique diagonal border using the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper. She also used the new Crystal Flowers dies plus the Flourish with Flowers from our previous release.

Another clean and simple card by Mary Prasad using the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper. Love the layout of the card. Mary used Karen Burniston’s Agatha Edges at the bottom.

The next card is from Debra Hensley and it is so cute! Love the Congratulations Stand Up Helper used as a border – it looks really nice with the rest of the card. Debra also used the new Rubber Ducky.

I love the colors and the beautiful background on Kelly Booth Thinking of You Stand Up Helper card. It also features the new Wheelbarrow, filled with flowers and leaves made with dies already in the Elizabeth Craft Designs collection.

Kelly Booth send me this picture yesterday and I love it! Love the colors and the beautiful background. Kelly used the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper and the new Wheelbarrow.

Karen Aicken used the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper and the new Stockings die. I really like the embossed background and the Marry Christmas as a border. For more info, visit Karen’s blog.

Kelly Booth also used the Stockings die for her card and created a beautiful embossed background. The Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper was used to create the words.

Here is another card by Karen Aicken using the same dies as the Christmas card we showed earlier. Love the paper she chose. A quick and easy card to make but so elegant.

Rita Edwards created two cards. For the first card she used the Season’s Greetings Stand Up Helper, Ornament Set 3 and Holly Flourish dies. The Glitter Dot Peel-Off accents look beautiful. For the second card she used the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper, the Stockings and Snowflakes dies. More info on Rita’s blog.

We hope you enjoyed all of the projects our talented team made for the Stand Up Helpers Challenge!

The next Elizabeth Craft Designs challenge is on August 31 and the next Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge is on August 20.

It you would like to know more about the Stand Up Helper dies or any of our other dies, peel-offs, Silk Microfine Glitter, Shimmer sheetz, and other products, you can visit our YouTube channel at In our latest video, Els is showing the new dies from our Summer 2014 release. You can also find all of Karen Burniston’s videos following the same link.




‘Hello’ Stand Up Card

July 17, 2014

Hi – Karen Aicken here. For today’s post I wanted to share a different style of Stand-Up card using the new Hello Stand Up Helper die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I saw a similar card somewhere on the web and I wanted to make one right away. As you can see in the picture below, the card looks like a normal A2 sized card but the middle part with the jar adhered is where the card  stands up.
This is a quick card to make – Let’s get started!



1.  Cut a piece of card stock or patterned paper to 8.5 x 5.5″. Score in the centre at 4.25″ to give you a 5.5″ wide x 4.25″ tall top fold card.

2.  You are going to cut two vertical strips down the front of your card, one on each side.  Start at the fold and cut down to the bottom edge. Each strip is  1.25″ wide.  When you are finished your top fold card will have a 1.25 x 4.25″ strip, a 3 x 4.25″ strip and a 1.25 x 4.25″ strip … everything still joined at the fold but not at the bottom edge.


3.  Glue the two side strips down to the card, making sure the edges are even and leaving the 3 x 4.25″ wide” strip untouched.

4.  Now, score the 3 x 4.25″ strip in half horizontally at about 2″ from the bottom edge. (2-1/8 is exactly half, but I hate measuring 1/8″ so tend to go with the 2″ mark instead).


5.  Working on the inside of your card, decide on where you want your Stand Up Helper to be inside your card and place your die. I have been putting mine about 1″ up from the bottom edge.  It’s a good idea to hold it in place with a post-it note or piece of washi tape. Run it through your die cutting machine, where it will cut away the top edge but only score the bottom edge. (Brilliant!!)

6.  Decorate as desired. The decorative panels attached to each side strip measure 1″ x 4″. I also cut some flowers and leaves for the sides, adding foam tape and enamel dots.


The paper stack I used had a sheet of printed jars, so I fussy cut one out to use on this card, cutting the lid off of a 2nd one to pop up over the first with foam tape.

7.  Cut the small dragonfly, with the wings and overlay image from patterned paper and the body from white card stock. Adhere together and pop up on the panels with foam tape onto the jar.  Adhere the jar to the centre card panel, making sure to keep the adhesive below that 2″ fold line. This is the same as for regular Stand-Up cards too.


8.  To make the HELLO stand out a little more, I cut it again from pink card stock and trimmed off the bottom edge. Then I adhered it right on top of the one that cut through the inside of the card.

9.  Decorate the inside as desired. I added some die cut leaves and a flower & enamel dot, as well as a stamped image below the HELLO. You can cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper to fit above the Word Stand Up Helper; the height will depend on where you cut your Stand Up Helper, and the width is 2.75″.


I am loving Stand-Up (or Easel) cards these days. I love that they fold flat for mailing and can fit in a standard envelope. Then the card stands up for display!


This was actually the second card I made, the first one was quick and simple and you can see it today on my BLOG.  For my Elizabeth Craft Designs post though, I wanted to show how fun this card is to embellish.

I hope you will make some Stand Up Cards of your own! With the variety of Stand-Up Helpers now available here at ECD, there is truly something for any occasion.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

712 Small Dragonfly

730 Curvy Leaves

728 Bunch of Flowers (1)

938 Hello Stand Up Helper


Other Supplies Used:

Enamel Dots

Dotted stamp – Impress

Wink of Stella Glitter pen

Foam tape

Patterned Paper – American Crafts (Dear Lizzy)

Rainy Day Stand-Up Card

July 14, 2014

Hi everyone – Helen here today! The new Summer Release from Elizabeth Craft Designs will be available SO soon, and I made a simple Stand Up card using a couple of the new products – the Rainy Day die set, the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper, and a new color Shimmer Sheetz. I wanted to show how easy the Stand Up Helpers are.



1. Cut a piece of thick double-sided patterned paper to 12” x 4.5”, and two strips of the same paper, 1.25” x 4.5” (ie. The light blue strip, and diagonal patterned strip, in the picture below.)

2. Cut a 3” square of Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, and emboss it with the Lots of Dots embossing folder.

3. Cut a 3.25” square of contrasting patterned paper, and adhere the Shimmer Sheetz square to the centre of it.

4. Cut a thin strip of the contrasting patterned paper .5” x 4.5”

5. Cut out an umbrella, hand cut 2 contrasting umbrella panels, cut two lots of boots, and two flowers and flower centres.

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6. Fold the big sheet of paper in half, and fold one half in half again. Place the Stand Up Helper die half way down the unfolded side, and die cut, as shown below.

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7. Adhere the Shimmer Sheetz square so that about a third of it sticks up over the top of the fold, on the top half of the card.

8. Use a glue pen and small self-adhesive foam pads to adhere the other card elements as shown in the picture below.

9. Stick the remaining 1.25” x 4.5” strip of patterned paper to the underneath of the card, covering the hole left by the Stand Up helper die cut.



I hope that if you haven’t tried making  a Stand Up card yet, that you’ll be inspired to give one a go!


Elizabeth Craft Design Products:

(928) Rainy day

(942) Thinking Of You Stand Up Helper

(702) Flower Set 2

(SS 0230) Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

(E114) Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

(802) Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products:


Thick double-sided patterned paper

Three contrasting patterned papers

Tape runner, Glue pen and Small self-adhesive foam pads

Best Wishes

July 11, 2014


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here again. I have been playing with some of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies that are being released this month. They should be available in stores near you any day now! For today’s card I used the new Crystal Flower dies and one of the new Word Stand-Up Helper dies (I used the Best Wishes Stand-Up Helper Die for this card). Of course as you can see, I haven’t used the die to create a Stand Up card, but rather on the edge of my card.

Here’s how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of purple card which measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score this at 5 1/2 inches so you have a top folded card that measures 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches.

2. Cut a piece of designer paper which measures 3 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches. (As I am layering this to my card with foam tape, I like to adhere this to a piece of card the same size for extra strength.


3. Cut a piece of dark green card 1 /2 inches by 7 inches. Take the Best Wishes Stand-Up Helper die and position it at the top right hand side of the stripe of card,  about 3/4 inches from the edge. Cut with you die cutting machine. Cut along the stripe of card where the base of  the letters hit the card (black line on the top right photo). Cut along this line so you are left with just the words attached to the green stripe of card (bottom left photo). Apply some adhesive to the left edge of the designer paper and adhere the paper to the Best Wishes stripe, leaving a small border of card showing (bottom right photo).

4. Use foam tape to attach the designer paper to the right side of the card.


5. Using the Crystal Flower Set 1 die cut a small flower and large flower from Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.

6. Cut a piece of Double Sided Adhesive Paper 3 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Remove protective layer from one side and place onto a piece of thin card or designer paper. Die cut paper using both flowers and the large flower center from the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 1 die. (You may need to use the Metal Adaptor Plate when diecutting the flower as it has a lot of fine detail). Remove all the excess pieces from the flower if needed. Remove protective backing from the Adhesive Paper and cover flowers with Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter, polishing the glitter into the adhesive with your fingers. Use the Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter for the flower center.

7. Attach each glittered overlay piece to it’s Shimmer Sheetz flower using foam tape to give extra dimension. Attach the small flower to the large flower using foam tape and off setting the flower so the petals line up between the petals of the larger flower. Attach flower center to the middle of the small flower using foam tape. Attach completed flower to the bottom left hand side of my card as per photo again using foam tape.

8. Die cut the Flourish with Flowers from light green card and attach to card as per photo.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products
924 Crystal Flower Set 1 (available mid-July)
934 Best Wishes Stand Up Helper (available mid-July)
621 Amethyst Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Products
Purple Card
Green Card
Light Green Card
Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape

Stand Up Butterfly Card

June 23, 2014


Good morning, friends! This is Rita here.

Every year we make plans to take a trip to Pacific Grove in California to see the Monarch butterflies. Finally this year we saw them – What a magnificent wonders they are! So today when I was thinking back on our trip I knew right away what I wanted to include in my card, butterflies!!

To create the card:

1. Take out your Daisy Frame Peel-off stickers, a sheet of transparent Double Sided Adhesive and a clear sheet of acetate.

2. Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to the clear acetate sheet. Peel off the other release sheet and set aside.

3. Place a large daisy and a daisy circle frame facing down (sticky side up) onto the release sheet and place the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on top.


4. Cover the adhesive with Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter, rub the surface with your finger and brush off the extra glitter.


5. Fussy cut around the two Peel-off stickers and use the remaining material to cut out “Thinking about You”.

6. Cut card base 6″ wide x 12″ high, score at 1.5″ and also at 6″ and fold. Cut 2 additional pieces 6″ wide x 6″high.


7. Keep the two 6″ x 6″ pieces together and die cut the middle with a circle die.


8. Cut clear acetate 6″ wide by 4″ high and adhere this piece in between the two 6″ x 6″ card stock pieces.

9. Adhere this layered 6″ x 6″ card stock to the 1.5″ high x 6″ slightly folded bottom portion of your card base. This will be the focal point of the card.

10. Cut one more 6″ wide by 6″ high card stock and die cut with the Stand Up Helper die. There are several (6) dies in the set, I chose the Flower Stand Up Helper. To guide better, keep a 6″ wide by 1.5 paper strip handy at the bottom and die cut two stand up helper portions.


11. Adhere the large daisy and the daisy frame onto the front of the card around the circle. Since the inside of our card has the same pattern as the front of the card, it is almost impossible to tell that there’s a layer of acetate sheet in between the front and back layer. Add glossy accents in the middle of each flower.


12. Die cut butterflies from Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.


13. Adhere the sentiment and the butterflies to the front of the card. Now your project is complete! DSCF3230_2


When we stand the card up, our center daisy is “floating” surrounded by all the gorgeous butterflies.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this card. I absolutely love how the Stand Up Helpers made this card so unique and the butterflies are just gorgeous. I hope you are inspired to try this technique yourself!

hugs, Rita

Supplies by Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (792) Stand Up Helpers die set
– (713) Small Butterfly die set
– (789) Thinking of You die set
– (SKU 1130) Daisy Frame Peel-Off Sticker
– (501) 5″ x 12″ Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
– (617) Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter
– (SS 0106) Purple Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

Other Supplies:
– Paper Studio Blanc Boutique paper pack
– Clear Acetate

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Dragonfly Dancer Easel Card

May 29, 2014

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Hello Again!

It’s Debra. Here in Texas the flowers are blooming, the heat is rising and the dragonflies are starting to emerge in their beautiful iridescent colors. I saw one a few days ago shimmering in green hues dancing along the edge of the pool. It inspired me to color the dancer image from Dragonfly Ladies 1 Peel-Off and make a birthday card for someone special. I knew she would need to stand up to dance and an easel card would be perfect. The leaf image from the Stand Up Helpers die made my easel so easy! Let me show you how I did it.


1. Fold a 11 x 4 1/4 piece of purple cardstock in half at 5 1/2 making an A2 size card base. Score the top half in the middle at 2 3/4 to form the fold for the easel.  With a pencil, make a mark at 2 3/4 on the bottom half  for placement of the Leaf from the Stand Up Helpers die. This will become the stopper for the easel so it will stand up. Add a 3 1/4 x 4 piece of dark purple cardstock on the inside bottom half of the base. Die cut to leaves along the center through both layers. Erase the pencil lines.

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2. To form the front of the easel, layer a 3 1/3 x 5 1/2 piece of green dotted pattern paper,
a 3 x 5 1/4 dark purple piece and a 2 3/4 x 5 piece of the base purple cardstock. Adhere the bottom half only to the front of the card base below the scored line.

3. Die cut a wreath from the Wreath Bow die in pink cardstock. Clip it apart as shown below.

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4. Adhere double sided adhesive to a piece of 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 piece of white cardstock. Peel off the liner and flip it upside down next to your adhesive covered piece. Place the Dragonfly dancer and accessories sticky side up on the release sheet.

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5. Place the adhesive covered piece over the Peel-offs on the release sheet and press firmly to make sure the stickers attach well to the adhesive. Peel off the liner. The Peel-Offs should now be transferred. Cover the entire surface with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter. Brush off the excess and polish with your finger to set the glitter and bring up the shine.

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6. Color with Copic Markers or other alcohol markers. Remember that the glitter is now a non porous surface for the ink to adhere to. It’s best to have a light touch as it doesn’t take much ink to cover the surface. If you want to intensify the colors, let them dry before adding another layer.

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8. Trim out each image closely. To hide the white cut edges and make the pieces look more finished, color the edges with a black marker. Color with the back side facing you so if your marker slips it will not mark up the glittered side. Adhere the top of the tutu accessory piece to the image on the top edge only, then use a piece of foam adhesive so it will lift and add dimension. Here is a closeup:

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9. Ink the edges of the cut wreath with purple ink. Add on both sides of the dotted panel. Add flowers. The ones used on this card were left over from the White on White card I made using Bunch of Flowers 1 cut from vellum. I added a green glitter dot to each flower center on top of the brad holding them together. Add the dragonfly dancer on foam adhesive to the front. Add the accessory wings behind the popped up image. Add the small circles and dots from the Peel-Off for a fun backgroud. Refer to the image below of the closed card for placement.

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10. Cut a 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 piece of pink cardstock and adhere it to the bottom inside of the card base below the Stand Up Helper leaves. Die cut Happy Birthday in purple and adhere to pink piece.
Add colored bird and flowers. Add green glitter dots to the corners. To complete pop up the leaves so your easel card will stand. Here is a side view:

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The Stand Up Helpers die really make the hardest part of an easel card simple. There are several cute designs to go with any theme. If you haven’t given an easel card a try yet I hope this tutorial will inspire you and guide you along the way.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

792 Stand Up Helpers
731 Wreath Bow
728 Bunch of Flowers 1
738 Happy Birthday Large
2555 Dragonfly Ladies 1
7018 Glitter Dots Green/Gold
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
501 Double Sided Adhesive

Other Products used:

Cardstock- Bazzill
Printed Paper-Jillibean Soup
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Copic Markers- E02, V20, V22, V28, YG07, R81, R83, R85
Foam Adhesive
Black Sharpie Marker

A Fun Easel Card using a Stand Up Helper

May 16, 2014

Hi, It’s Kelly Booth here. It has been a while since I made an easel card and wanted to give the Stand Up Helpers dies a try. They make it so easy for the easel to stand up and they come in so many different shapes too! I just love the Elizabeth Craft Designs Ladybugs Peel-Offs so wanted to use them for my card today. Hope you enjoy! 🙂



1. Cut card base from red card stock, 11″ x 4-1/4″. Score across the center to form a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ standard (A2) tall card. Make another score line across the center of the card front at 2-3/4″.

2. Score again at 2-3/4″ on the inside half then place the Flower Stand Up Helper on the edge of the score line in the middle and run it through your die cutting machine to make the stand up helper. Set this aside as this is your base for the card.

3. Take a piece of double-sided adhesive and place it  one side on white card stock, peel off the other side and place one large and two small ladybug on the adhesive backed card stock. Then pour Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on the piece and polish the glitter to bring out the maximum sparkle, tap off excess and return it to the jar.

4.Color the ladybugs using Copic or other alcohol markers. Snip off the antennae when cutting them out.

5.Take pieces of wire and make a V then curl each end wrapping it around a rod, position the V under the ladybug and add a little glue and then put a piece of foam mounting tape on top of the wire and glue and set aside to dry.

6. Die cut The largest oval from the Accordion Oval Card set out of Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz and run it through again using the stitched lines die from the same set. Remember to use the Metal Adaptor Plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Watch Els’s video HERE for more info.

7. Die cut a Flower Stand Up from the Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz and snip it off.

8. Cut the sentiment from Black Velvet Adhesive using the large Happy Birthday and place it in the center of the oval.

9. Cut a piece of the Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ and emboss it using the Curvy Leaves Embossing Folder, then lightly sand the piece using a sanding block to bring the white core up.

10. Cut a piece of black card stock 3 1/2″ by 5.

11. Adhere the embossed Shimmer Sheetz to the black card stock.

12. Adhere the lower half of the panel to the red card base.

13. Adhere the Shimmer Sheetz flower to the stand up helper on the card.

14. Place one small and one large ladybug on the card front, using foam tape or double sided adhesive sheets to adhere.

15. Adhere the oval and remaining ladybug in front of the Stand Up Helper as shown in photo. (When the card is closed, a bit of this ladybug will peek out so you might need an envelope one size larger than the standard A2)

Now your Easel card is finished!



HERE is a really good Video of Els using the Stand up Helpers.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

738 Happy Birthday
772 Accordion Oval Card
792 Stand Up Helpers
E105 Curvy Leaves Embossing Folder
SS 0103 Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
2341 Lady Bugs Peel-Offs
406 Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
501 Double Sided Adhesive Sheets 5×12
803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other Supplies:

Red and Black Card Stock
Die cutting Machine
Copic Markers
Red Wire
Sanding Block

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