Tuesday, January 17, 2017

May All of Your Dreams Come True

Good Morning.  I have been busy working with all the new products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  In the Susan's Garden Club Collection there are two new Fairy dies. There are also seven new A Way With Stencils by Suzanne Cannon that are very fun to work with. 

Garden Notes Fairy - Tiger Lily

I used the Garden Notes Fairy - Tiger Lily die set to die cut all the pieces for this beautiful fairy.  Distress Inks were sponged on to color all the pieces.  The Lily petals were covered with Silk Microfine Glitter and attached to her waist.  The wings were die cut with a piece of white card stock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.   The wings were covered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and colored with  a very light Blue Copic Marker.

A Way With Stencils - Butterflies and Stars

To create the background, a piece of white card stock was cut 5 3/4 inches square to fit on front of this 6 inch square card.  The Butterflies and Stars Stencil was taped across the front of this piece of card stock. A VersaMark Ink pad was patted over the Butterflies.  Remove the Stencil and cover with Detail White Embossing Powder and heat.  Sponge on blue, purple and yellow inks on the top of the card.  Wipe off any ink on the embossed butterflies.  Sponge green ink on the bottom of the card.

Dream Sentiments

Use the Dream Sentiments stamp set and chose the sentiment of your choice.   Stamp using black ink at the bottom of the card.

Leafy Branch 5

Use the new ModaScrap Leafy Branch 5 die set and die cut one branch out of white card stock.  Cut it apart and attach to the upper left corner.

To complete the card, tiny yellow confetti was glued coming out of the lantern.  I added a string to the lantern before attaching to the card.

There are a lot of new products now available and many more in the Coming Soon section in the Elizabeth Craft Store.  Be sure to check out all the new products.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I have been busy creating Valentines with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs heart die sets. This Valentine was decorated  using Susan's Garden Notes Peony die set for a very feminine card.

Start with a 6 inch square card.  Cut a piece of  Soft Finish White Cardstock 5 3/4 inches square and score along the edges, using a scoreboard, to give the edges a finished look.

Using the second largest square from the Stitched Square die set, die cut another white square.

Use the third and fourth square dies from the Stitched Square die set to create a frame.  Tape the smaller die inside the larger die to do this.  Die cut four frames using these dies.  The frames are to be attached together so they have dimension.  I used the 1/4" Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape around the four sides to attach the frames together.  Add a Silver Line Peel Off Sticker around the inside of the finished frame.  One of the small squares, that die cuts from the middle of this frame, will be glued down in the opening.  The reason I attached this square inside is because the stitched edges on the square, gives it more "interest".

Use the 5th largest square die, in the Postage Stamp Squares die set, to cut one square.  This square will be attached inside the small Stitched Square inside the frame.  The Postage Stamp Square should be attached with the pointed edges along the Stitched edges of the square inside.

Attach all the frames on the card front, as shown.

Use Susan's Garden Notes Peony die set to die cut enough petals to create three flowers.  The number of petals you die cut depends on how full you want your flower.  To create the pastel flowers, die cut the petals and leaves using white card stock then color with the PanPastels.  You can watch Susan's Garden - Garden Notes Peony YouTube Video at this link for complete information on how to assemble this beautiful flower.

 Use Susan's pink PanPastel to color the flower petals, and the light green PanPastel to color the leaves.

Shape the flower petals and leaves, using Susan's Flower Tool Kit, and assemble.  Add the three flowers to the lower left corner of the square.

 Die cut the smallest heart in the new Entwined Hearts die set.  Use Silver Shimmer Sheetz or Silver Card Stock for the heart.
10,  Use the new Love Sentiments die set to die cut "Valentine", also using Silver Shimmer Sheetz or Silver Card Stock.  Attach to the right corner, below the die cut frame.

Use the new Dancing Butterflies die set to die cut the butterfly.  Attach it to the upper right corner of the frame.
Susan's dimensional flowers always create beautiful flowers for those special occasions.  Be sure to check out all Susan's flower die sets so you can create a card or project that will be loved by that special someone!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

From The Heart Challenge

Something new and fun!  Today the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cutting Team is participating in a Die Cutting Challenge.  Our theme today is "From The Heart".  We are to create a card or project incorporating any of the new Heart Die Sets. 

I have decided to go with the traditional red and white theme to create a Valentine, however this card used be used for other occasions.

Start with a 6 inch square card.  Cut a piece of white card stock 5 3/4 inch square and score along the outside edges, using a scoreboad, to give this piece a finished appearance.  Attach to the front of the card.

Use the new Stitched Hearts die set to die cut the largest heart, using white card stock.  Use the new Scalloped Hearts die set to cut a red heart to fit inside the white one.  Attach the hearts together and glue to the center of the card.

Die cut the birds using the Love Birds die set; die cut it using white card stock.  If you use a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the card stock, it is much easier to attach to the red heart, but you can use glue if you prefer.

Die cut Love using the new Love Sentiments die set, and attach it to the upper left side of the red heart.

To finish the card, use the Els van de Burgt Corners 1 die set and die cut four red corners.

This card can be enclosed in a regular 6 inch square envelope.

Be sure to go over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog  to view all the other cards/projects created for this challenge.

Friday, January 6, 2017


Good Morning.  Today I am posting the card I designed for my Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Post at this LINK.
Valentine’s Day is not far off!  With all the dies in the new Elizabeth Craft Designs release, we can make the perfect cards for those special people. I have used the new Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts and Entwined Hearts die sets to create this card.  Here is how the card was made:
Use a 5 1/2 inch square card base.  Cut a slightly smaller piece of cardstock for a raised panel on the front of the card.  Using a Score Board, score around the edges of this piece to give it a raised edge, a nicely finished appearance.
Use the second and third largest Stitched Hearts dies to create the pink heart that frames the patterned  paper heart.  Tape the two dies down on pink cardstock with the smaller heart centered inside the larger die.  Run through die cutting machine.
Using the third largest die in the Stitched Heart set, die cut a heart using a piece of patterned paper of your choice.
Using the third largest die in the Stitched Heart set, die cut the shape in the center of the white card stock you will use for the raised panel.
Glue the pink die cut heart over the die cut opening in the white panel, making sure all the die cut edges are even.  Attach this panel to the front of the card with dimensional tape.  (Place tape around outside edges, and around the edges of the die cut heart.)
Glue the patterned paper Stitched Heart inside the raised die cut heart.
Use Silver Line Peel Off Stickers to outline the inside edge of the die cut heart for a finished look.
Use the Entwined Heart set to die cut all the silver hearts from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz or Shiny Silver Cardstock.  There are 2 larger hearts and 6 small hearts that are die cut. (If using Shimmer Sheetz, you must use a metal adaptor plate or Big Shot machine with Precision Base Plate for die cutting. Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video if you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.)
Use the Love Sentiments set to die cut “Hugs”, using silver Shimmer Sheetz or silver cardstock.
Use the Moda Scrap Dancing Butterflies set to die cut a silver butterfly.
Use the Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 2 die set to create three small roses.  I used pink cardstock and shaded it with Susan’s PanPastels, to match the roses in the patterned paper I used.  The flowers were shaped using Susan’s Flower Tool Kit.
Use the Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 4 to die cut one branch from white card stock.  Shape the leaves using Susan’s Leaf Tool in the Flower Tool Kit.  Sponge on two shades of green ink.
Assemble the card as shown.  If using silver cording under the roses as shown, you will want to attach it before attaching the flowers.
Add a Silver Peel Off Line Sticker to the bottom of the card for a final touch.
Have fun creating a beautiful card for that special someone!

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