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Krista Schneider Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bugs & Butterflies

April 15, 2019

Hello! Welcome! Samantha here sharing a simple background technique using the hills die from Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges. Landscape dies are one of my favourite die designs –– there’s quite a few ways to use them and if you think outside the box you can create fun backgrounds like the one I’ve created in my card today!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Colour in three butterflies using your preferred colouring medium.

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive (measurement 3cm x 16cm) to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Diva Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 4: Die cut the Adventure Edges die.

Step 5: Die cut again to create a thin wavy strip.

Step 6: Using a selected choice of card stock colours, die cut the Adventure Edges die again. Adhering each one on top of another (like a puzzle piece) to create your backgound.

Step 7: Trim off the excess card and stamp the sentiment.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine Stitched details.

Step 9: Adhere the three coloured in butterflies, embellish card with sequins, a twine bow and adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Here are two more background examples using this same technique. I personally love how the lady bug card turned out…

Happy Crafting!


Items Used:





Copic Markers

Foam Tape/Tape Runner

Paper Trimmer


Sewing Machine

A Way With Words

Stamp Focus: A Bit of Fragrance “Thankful Receiver”

November 10, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends.

It is that time of year when many of us are celebrating life and being thankful.  In the northern hemisphere we are thankful for our harvest, the beautiful fall foliage, and perhaps the kids being back at school.  🙂   There are many reasons to be thankful-  especially for acts of kindness.  The gorgeous calligraphy stamp from the A Way With Words collection, A Bit of Fragrance, is perfect for your next thank you card and is the focal point of the thank card I am sharing today.

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Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Thank You

October 20, 2016

Good Morning Everyone! It’s Tina here today for Susan’s Garden Club. My card was inspired by a wonderful couple who treated us like family. They heard about my card making and had seen pictures and were amazed at how lifelike Susan’s flowers dies are. I knew I had to make them a Thank You card for the warmth they showed us. Below you will find easy steps to recreate this card.

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You’re So Sweet Carnation Thank You Card

July 8, 2016

Hi, Annette Green here today to share a Thank You card using Susan’s Garden Notes Carnation die. Each time I create with Susan’s dies, I do a Google image search of the specific flower for visual reference, then print out several of them together on photo paper to keep in a notebook. When searching for carnation images, I came across a bi-colored yellow-red carnation that was very dramatic. Let me share how you can make your own and add it to a pretty card.

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Hydrangea Thank You Card Inspired by Japan

June 27, 2016

Hi Elizabeth Craft Designs friends. It’s Annette Green with the Susan’s Garden Team to share a thank you card I made with Susan’s Hydrangea Garden Notes die. I was inspired by all the lovely hydrangeas we saw on our recent family vacation to Tokyo, Japan. They are growing everywhere! All different colors are in bloom along the sidewalks, near the rail tracks, and of course in the fabulous gardens. (If you’d like to see some photos of these lovely flowers in Japan, please visit my blog.)


We met my friend Kyoko for lunch one day and she took us shopping, so I created this thank you card for her. Let me share how I made it.



  1. Onto White Soft Finish Cardstock, rub several shades of blues and light purple from the Susan’s Pan Pastel Kit 2.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-2
  2. Die cut the flower petals from Step 1, and cut the stems and leaves from Olive Twist cardstock. Follow Susan’s instructional video for tips on assembly. [Tip 1: Adhere the petals around the perimeter first and set aside to dry before adding the remaining petals.]Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-3
  3. Adhere the remaining petals to the centers of each. [Tip 2: Snip away the stem portion if you’d like to create more hydrangea clusters to fill out your design.] [Tip 3: I like to build my flowers separate from my card base so I can move them around until I’m happy with the composition.]Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-4
  4. Cut a card base from black cardstock for a 5″ x 7″ card. Adhere desired papers and ribbon.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-5
  5. Die cut two photo corners from the Tags & More 1 – Lace die, back them with black cardstock and adhere to top corners of card. Add a stamped chipboard square and ribbon.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-6
  6. Adhere the hydrangeas to the card as desired and fill in with the prepared leaves.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-0-Intro
  7. You can add a dot in the center of each petal if desired. I opted not to.Hydrangea-Thank-You-Card-Annette-Green-7Here’s another look at finished card. The hydrangea is a very easy flower to create, and makes a very pretty and impressive looking cluster. Just like in Japan!



Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

994 Garden Notes Hydrangea

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Soft Finish Cardstock – Olive Twist

Susan’s Pan Pastels Kit 2

Other – 

Pattern Paper



Thanks stamp


Pop it Ups

Foxy meets Lucy

May 22, 2015

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  When I first saw the new peel-offs I couldn’t wait to create a card using them.  I found this mushroom pattern paper in my stash and thought it would be cute with Foxy.  Let me show you how easy it is to create this card.

ECD Foxy

ECD Foxy open

1.  Cut rust cardstock at 5.5″ x 8.5″ score at 4.25″ for a standard A2 base.

2.  Cut pattern paper at 5″ x 8″ and score at 4″. Lay cardstock flat, place Lucy Label die on the score line to the left side of card and die cut. Fold cardstock and place the top “Bump” portion of the die on the left side of card on the folded score line and die cut. See a video by Karen Burniston HERE and start at the 12:20 mark for the Lucy Label tutorial. See photo below for placement as well. Tip: by creating this extra “Bump” we now have a place for Foxy to sit.

ECD Foxy Lucy cut

3.  Die cut the following pieces

  • From yellow cardstock: all 3 decorator labels included in the Lucy Label set. For the largest decorator label, die cut the label first then place the 2 slot dies on both ends and die cut.
  • From black cardstock that has a Transparent Double-Sided Tape sheet applied already: die cut one Thank You.

ECD Foxy pieces

4. Adhere a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Tape to white cardstock, remove release sheet, place desired peel-offs onto adhesive then cover with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Color with alcohol markers and cut out images using Fine Pointed Scissors. Click HERE to view a tutorial from Els about this technique.

ECD Foxy peel off

5.  Cut pattern paper at 3.5″ x 4.5″ and adhere to front of card base. Adhere Foxy and (2) paws to front of card. Place Branches with Leaves peel-off in the upper right corner. Use Borders peel-offs to create a frame. See top photo for placement.

6.  Adhere pattern paper pop up to card base, avoiding any adhesive in the pop up areas.

7. Use a Transfer Sheet to apply negative paw images to a decorator Lucy Label. Click HERE to view a tutorial from Els about using Transfer Sheets.

8.  Adhere “Thank You” to the slotted label. Place ribbon through the slots, fold excess ribbon around and adhere to back of pop up label. (See photo below). Adhere remaining Lucy Label decorator pieces, Foxy and desired peel-offs to card. (Scroll up and see 2nd photo for placement). Tip: to adhere Foxy, place adhesive on the bump, not Foxy.

ECD Foxy side view

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

Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

779 Lucy Label Pop Up

788 Thank You

2597 Foxy

2598 Branches with Leaves

600 Transfer Sheet

1167 Borders Assorted

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

503 Transparent Double-Sided Tape


Cardstock: rust, yellow, black, white and pattern paper

Green Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)

Spectrum Noir alcohol markers


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