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DIY Safari Animal Gift Box

February 17, 2019

Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller with you today and I have a fun project to share.

First of all, I must tell you that this is not my original idea –– I saw it on Mixed Up Crafts with Samantha. She made her box from scratch and decorated it with a fairy. I decided to up-cycle a box from my stash and am so pleased with the way it turned out!

Here are a few photos of the box that any child (or adult) would enjoy receiving. Below, I have also provided a complete step by step video of the project as well as the links to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used.


These cute jungle animals are perfect to decorate the top of the box.
When the box is opened, the adorable Monkey pops up. He is attached to a piece of acetate that folds down as the box closes.
The Safari Sayings Stamp Set is perfect for gift giving.

Watch the video tutorial below!

This is a fun and easy way to give a gift that is sure to be a hit! Hope you will give it a try.

See you soon,

A Way With Words

Up-cycled Holiday Picture Frame using Suzanne Cannon’s, A Way With Words – Believe

November 13, 2015

Hello Crafty Friends! My name is Kathy Jo and I am very excited to be a Guest Designer on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Today I would like to share an up-cycled holiday picture frame using Suzanne Cannon’s ‘A Way With Words’ – Believe die.

Believe Upcycled frame ECD Quietfire Kathy Jo 3


  1. Remove glass from frame.  Apply glue and seal evenly on one side of the entire glass surface. Dry completely – overnight is best.  Note that the seal will have a milky color.  It will become clear in the next step.
  2. Apply clear crackle.  Air dry.
  3. Remove back from picture frame. Apply glue along inside edges of frame and reassemble glass.
  4. Adhere double sided adhesive sheet to white card stock. Die cut.
  5. Die cut light blue velvet adhesive sheet.
  6. Adhere both die cuts to glass as shown.
  7. Create triple bow.  Glue to frame with three mini pine cones.

Believe Upcycled frame ECD Quietfire Kathy Jo 2

The removed frame back was a personal choice.  I like the look of the glass with an open frame back and I will place mini lights behind the frame to illuminate the crackled glass.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the up-cycled project and perhaps you will be able to re-purpose one of your frames this holiday season.  Don’t forget to share your Elizabeth Craft Designs projects on Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook page…we would love to see them!

Big Crafty Hugs,

Kathy Jo


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Suzanne Cannon, A Way With Words – Believe (1049)

Light Blue Velvet Adhesive Sheet, 2 pack (408)

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, 6″ x 6″ (503)


Ranger Ink Glue N’ Seal Matte Finish (must be matte in order for the crackle to adhere to the surface)

Ranger Ink Distress Crackle Paint – Clear Rock Candy

Picture frame (4.5″ x 6″ frame is shown)

Glue (such as Zip Dry paper glue)

White, 1″ wide ribbon

Mini Pinecones

White cardstock



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