Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Today I have designed a card using another one of the new A Way With Words sentiments plus two new dies in the Els van de Burgt Studio Collection.  These new dies will be available in January.

This is a 6x6 inch card.  The A Way With Words - Faith sentiment was die cut and sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Two ovals were die cut using Els van de Burgt Stitched Oval die set.   The green leaves were die cut using the Leafy Branch die.  The flower was die cut using Susan's Garden Notes Lily dies.  On the corners of the design paper I added four of the smaller Corners 1 dies.  There are four different corner dies in this set and each style has a large and small corner.    The corners were sponged with Tea Dye Ink.  

The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy Birthday

It is hard to believe 2015 is almost over.  The end of the year always means I am a year older!  I love the new A Way With Words sentiments and decided to create a birthday card with one of the new sets.

This is a 6x6 inch card.  I used the Damask Embossing Folder to create embossing on the left side of the card. The edges of the card were sponged using Tea Dye Distress Ink.    Along the inside edge of the embossing I added two of Els van de Burgt Studio Chains from the Chains 1 die set that will be released soon.  

The A Way With Words "happy  birthday" was die cut using white card stock and sponged with two shades of ink, before attaching them to the card.

Susan's Garden Note Poppies were created using different shades of card stock and attached over the embossed side of the card.  To finish the card, a green twine bow was added.

The new products I used will be out in a few weeks at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Anniversay

This is the card I designed for my Quietfire Creations Design Team post today.  I used one of the new A Way With Words dies by Suzanne Cannon.  Go to the Quietfire Creations Blog at this LINK to see all the information about this card.   

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Let Us Be Grateful


I want to wish all my Blogging Friends a very Merry Christmas.  This is the card I designed for my Design Team Post For Susan's Garden on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  I have loved creating most of my Christmas cards with Susan's Garden Notes Poinsettia and Whitpine Bough & Pine Cone dies. For the background, I used Oval dies from the new Elizabeth Craft Designs release.

Here are instructions for creating this card:

 Use a 6"x6" card base.  Add a slightly smaller piece of design paper of your choice to the front.

Garden Notes - Poinsettia (1090) 6 piece set 

 Die cut Susan's Garden Notes Poinsettia three times to create a full poinsettia.  Glue the three large die cuts together, alternating petals.  Add as many of the smaller petals as you want to create fullness.  Add Bracts to the center of the flower.  There is a die for the Bracts, but I used Prills.

 Die cut Stitched Ovals in both white and green card stock.
Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp - Let Us Be Grateful (RS005)
Use Susan's "Let Us Be Grateful" rubber stamp for the sentiment.  Use a black marker to color only the first sentence on this stamp.  Use black ink to stamp it on the smallest white oval circle.

 Die cut Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals using green card stock.

 Layer ovals as shown, using dimensional tape on back of second largest white oval.

 Layer Susan's Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs on lower left corner of oval frame.

 Add die cuts of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Berry Branches, using brown card stock.  Use  Viva Red Pearl Pen to create the red berries.

 Add the poinsettia you created with a dimensional glue dot.

 Create two pine cones created with Susan's Garden Notes Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone dies.  Add them to the right of the poinsettia.

 Use the Fitted Frames 1, Lace Rectangles dies to die cut the four white corners, to frame the card.
It has been a lot of fun creating Christmas cards with Susan's dies.

Have you been over to see all the new products coming out next month at Elizabeth Craft Designs?  Be sure to check out the "Coming Soon" tab.  Also, you will find lots of Inspiration, sale announcements, and the exciting new catalog link, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page at this LINK.  


1090 Susan's Garden Notes Poinsettia
1091 Susan's Garden Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone
RS005 Let Us Be Grateful
Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit
758 Berry Branch
1113 Stitched Ovals (coming soon)
1112 Fitted Frames 4, Curvy Ovals (coming soon)
1061 Fitted Frames 1, Lace Rectangles
PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Love You

Today I have another card that includes some of the new dies that will be released soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I combined two of the new A Way With Words die sets -- Love and Thank You 2.  Only the "you" die cut was used from the Thank You 2 set.  The words were die cut three times, and stacked/glued together, to give them dimension.  

On the left side of the card I used the Paris Edges die cut and lined the left edge of it with one of the new Els van de Burgt Studio, Ribbons 1, die cuts.  Susan's Garden Rose 1 and Garden Notes Rose 2 dies were used to create the flowers.  Under the flowers are two of the ECD Leaf & Berry Branch die cuts.  White flat backed pearls were added to the berries. Two of the new Els van de Burgt Studio, Corners 1, were added to complete this card.

Products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are:

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's A Party Invitation

Have you been over to Elizabeth Craft Designs to see the new products that are coming soon?  Here is a card I designed using the new Joset Designs Cupcakes dies along with the new A Way With Words "It's A Party" dies.   

This is a 6"x6" card.  I used Els van de Burgt Studio new Stitched Squares for the top panel, then used the Stitched Circles to cut an opening in the top part of this panel.  To give some dimension to the white card stock, the Lots of Dots embossing folder was used to create dots down the center.  One of the new Fitted Frames 5, Lace Circles dies (blue) was used to frame the die cut circle.  The white panel was attached to a blue panel with dimensional tape.  The die cut Lace Circle frame was glued around the opening.  The Fitted Frames 5 dies match the Stitched circle opening.  The Stitched Circle die cut was sponged around the edges, and attached down in the die cut opening.  On the lower right side of the die cut frame, I added one of the "flower" die cuts from the Fitted Frames 5 - Lace Circles set.  The heart was die cut from the Cupcakes die set.  The Stars around the frame were die cut from Joset's Hot Air Balloons die set.

The A Way With Words, It's A Party was die cut three times -- once in white, once in black and once in blue.  The black die cuts were off-set behind the white and blue die cuts to give the words depth.  Joset's Banners dies were used along the side of the card.  The die cut words were attached.

I love this cupcake from Joset's new collection.  There are many options for decorating your cupcakes with this set.  I chose  to create a chocolate cupcake.  The bow was die cut twice, to give it dimension.  The candles were die cut from the Cupcakes set. 

Here is a list of the new products that will soon be available from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

1144 - Cupcakes
1145 - Lighthouse
1150 - Hot Air Balloons
1153 - Banners
1112 - Fitted Frames 5 - Lace Circles
1116 - Stitched Circles
1118 - Stitched Squares
1165 - A Way With Words, It's A Party
E1114 - Lots of Dots Embossing Folder (available now)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs New Release

This is an exciting day!  If you have been following Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page, you have seen some of the new dies that are coming soon.  Today you can go to to find all the new exciting products that will be available in the new year.

 Today I have designed a card using new dies from the Els van de Burgt Studio Collection, Joset Designs, and A Way With Words. 

The frame for the scene was created by layering Els new Stitched Rectangles; it was attached with dimensional tape.  The Hot Air Balloon, from Joset Designs, was die cut using Shimmer Sheetz, and attached with dimensional glue dots. The Clouds are dies from Joset's Rainbow Sky set.   The tree border from Karen Burniston's Outdoor Edges, is not new.  Two tree borders were die cut and attached inside the frame.  Flying birds were drawn in with a black marker. 

The framed picture was added to the top of the card, and the beautiful A Way With Words "Dream" die cut, was added under the design.

Elizabeth Craft Designs is excited to add fourteen new "A Way With Words" die sets.

I die cut all the new A Way With Words die sets and placed them on a poster board so you can see all of them.  Aren't they beautiful.  

I have been very busy designing with all the new dies and will be posting new cards to give you inspiration so you can start your Wish List for the new release.  Don't forget to go over to Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the new products in the Coming Soon category.  Also, you will be able to see lots of beautiful cards/projects and get  up-to-date info on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page.

Products used:

1158 - A Way With Words, Dream
1120 - Stitched Rectangles
1150 - Hot Air Balloons
1151 - Rainbow Sky
914 - Outdoor Edges

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Gold Poinsettia Box

I am still creating boxes for Christmas gifts.  I know there is no such thing as gold glitter poinsettias, but they look very festive on this small box.  I used Susan's Garden Notes Poinsettia, CountryScapes Backyard 4, and Whitepine Bough & Pine Cone dies.  The poinsettia petals were die cut using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the top of white card stock.  The covering was pulled off and Silk Microfine Desert Gold Glitter rubbed in. There are tiny gold poinsettias created with the poinsettia dies in the CountryScapes Backyard 4 die set.   The gold poinsettias look beautiful on this box!

Elizabeth Craft Designs has a big release coming out soon.  I have been busy working with all the new dies, plus getting ready for Christmas.  My family is arriving Friday for the holidays.

The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Monday, December 7, 2015

Let It Snow

Good Morning.  Today I have my design team post for Quietfire Creations.  I hope you will go to this LINK to see instructions on how I created this card using two beautiful Quietfire Creations stamps.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Merry Christmas Pop-up Tree

 Karen Burniston has such a fabulous line of pop-up dies, available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It is always fun to receive a card with a pop-up feature, but I believe it is even more fun to create one.  Karen makes it so easy with her pop-up dies!  You can watch Karen's videos at this YouTube LINK to learn easy assembly for any of her pop-up dies.

Christmas Trees Pop Stand (1037)

Today, I worked with her Christmas Tree Pop Stand.  On the front of my A-2 size card, I embossed the front panel with the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder.  I used one of the extra trees from the Pop-up dies for the front of the card.  I used Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape, attached to green card stock, to die cut the pieces, so I could add Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter on the die cut tree pieces.  After cutting out the tree pieces, I had extra green card stock with the adhesive on it, so I tried something new.  I die cut the Christmas Tree garland, which I wanted red,  out of the green card stock.  I peeled off the adhesive and sprinkled on True Red Silk Microfine Glitter.  It covered the green and looked beautiful.  I was afraid I would have to die cut the garland using white card stock, so it is nice to know that you can use up any color card stock and the colored Silk Microfine Glitters will cover and look beautiful.

I die cut the A Way With Words - Merry Christmas using white card stock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the top.  The True Red Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.  Around the edges of the card front, I add ECD line stickers.  Also the bells and gold star are also ECD Peel Off Stickers.

When you close the card, it folds flat, so it is very easy to mail.  However, when you open the card, this beautiful 3-D tree pops up.  I followed Karen's instructions on YouTube for assembly.  Like I said earlier, I die cut the tree with Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape on both sides of the green card stock so I could add glitter, and the tree would sparkle.  It was decorated with a variety of Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers.  At both ends of the card, on the inside, I added Karen's Paris Edges die cut so it would be easy to write a personal greeting on the bottom end.

I had so much fun creating this card.  I will be creating more and will have fun decorating the tree in different ways.  

Here is a close up picture so you can see the dimension of the tree.

Below are links to the products from Elizabeth Craft  Designs that were used:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Believe Purple Poinsettias

Poinsettias do not come in purple, but they look so pretty with the black  A Way With Words - Believe die cut sentiment and Circles die cut background.

This is a 6"x6" card.  There are three white layers, each one slightly smaller than the one below it, that were attached with dimensional tape.  The Garden Notes Poinsettias were die cut using white card stock and the petals were sponged with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  The Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs were die cut using dark green card stock.  The poinsettias were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Circles die cut makes a very pretty background for the poinsettias.  It was die cut using black card stock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back, then attached to the top of the card.  The poinsettias were attached with dimensional glue dots and the pine boughs glued below the flowers.

The Quietfire - A Way With Words - Believe was die cut using black card stock that had a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.  I especially love using the double sided adhesive tape when die cutting intricate designs, such as the A Way With Words die cuts, because it is so easy to attach them solidly  to the card.

The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:



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