Elizabeth Craft Designs November Designers’ Challenge – White, Silver, Gold

This month I joined the Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge. The theme for this month was White, Silver, Gold. We were asked to create a project using all three colors or any two. I picked the colors white and silver and created this winter scene card using the 5 Part Pine die. Let me show you how I created this card.

Joset challenge

  1. Cut silver cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/5″. Score at 4 1/4″ and fold to create your A2 size card base.
  2. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  3. Cut a curvy border 11″ long from clear double sided adhesive and adhere along the bottom of a 2 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Soft Finish Cardstock.

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4. Cut the cardstock with the adhesive border in pieces to die cut the 5 parts of the pine. Place each die on the edge of the adhesive so only the bottom part is covered with adhesive.

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5. Die cut the 3 smallest pieces twice to create a second tree.

6. Remove release sheet on each part and cover adhesive with Silver Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter and brush off excess.

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7. Assemble trees. For more info on how to assemble the trees, watch this YouTube video by Els.

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8. Using the Outdoor Edges die, cut a 4″ border from Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card front as shown.

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9. Adhere trees to card front as shown.

10. Cut Merry Christmas sentiment from silver cardstock and adhere to card front.

11. Apply silver peel-off border at the bottom of the card as shown.

12. Finish off the card by applying Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots.

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SUPPLIES

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other Products – 

  • Silver cardstock

Flowers in Frame

Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since my last blog post but I have been a little busy lately. On May 17th our beautiful baby Annika was born! Yep, suddenly I am a mom and life is a lot different. Annika is such a sweet baby and gives us a lot of love. We are very proud parents! Between the feeding, diaper changes and all the rest that being a mom involves I managed to create a card today. The weather here in Banff has been so nice lately so I wanted to create a card with lots of flowers and colors for summer. I used the Flowers in Frame Peel-Offs, Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and the Katie Flourish Frame Edges. A simple card but fun to create!

Flower Rectangle

Coloring Peel-Offs

The technique that I used for coloring the Peel-Offs is the technique that I use a lot here on my blog. I colored on top of the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. I like to use Copic markers but any other alcohol marker with a softer tip will work. If you’re new to this technique, watch this video by Els HERE.

Card base

For the card base I used an aqua colored cardstock that I cut 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ and folded in half. I then cute 2 sets of the Katie Flourish Frame Edges from green cardstock backed with double-sided adhesive. I started with adhering one long edge and then worked my way around the outside frame of the card front. I cut a small piece of pink cardstock for my sentiment and adhered this to the right top corner using foam adhesive.

It was nice to be back in my craft room and be creative. I hope you find some time to be creative too!

Have a nice day!

Joset

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
2534 Flowers in Frame 2 Peel-Offs in black
977 Katie Flourish Frame Edges
503 Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other products
Aqua colored cardstock
Green cardstock
Pink cardstock
Die cutting machine
Copic markers (or other alcohol markers)
Foam Adhesive
Trimmer

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Here is a picture of our little bundle of joy! A special thank you for Susan Tierney-Cockburn who created this beautiful quilt and for my mom for the cute outfit and picture🙂

 

Oval Accordion Daisies Card

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to share a card that I created using the Accordion Oval Card by Karen Burniston, the Daisies Peel-Offs and two dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs’s latest release, Bunch of Flowers 3 and Flourishes & Branches. Although it was snowing here yesterday in Banff, I felt like creating a bright flowery card for Spring.

Accordion Flowers

1. Cut 2 accordion pages using Accordion Oval Card from cream colored cardstock and ink edges with yellow. Trim the long side tab of one of the pages plus the little tab from the oval on the inside. Also cut the following:

10 flowers from yellow cardstock (I used two different yellows) using Bunch of Flowers 3.

10 flower centers from white cardstock covered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

4 Flourishes from light green cardstock using Flourishes & Branches.

1 stitched oval from light blue cardstock using 2 accessory dies from Accordion Oval Card.

1 smaller oval from white cardstock covered with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter using smallest accessory die from Accordion Oval Card. Add Happy Birthday Peel-Off.

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2. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to white cardstock large enough to fit the daisies peel-off. Remove release sheet and transfer peel-off to the adhesive using Els’s transfer technique shown in this VIDEO. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

3. Color peel-off with Copic markers or other alcohol markers. For the petals I added a little bit of the Y15 Cadmium Yellow and used my blender pen to add some shading. For the leaves I used the YG17 Grass Green and the YG25 Celadon. I blender the two together using my blender pen as well. For the background I used the B41 Powder Blue.

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4. Now it’s time to assemble your accordion card. Karen Burniston has a great YouTube Video that will show your exactly how to assemble your card. See it HERE.

5. To decorate the front and back of my card I used the Oval Flourish Frame Edges. I cut them from light blue cardstock but added some double sided adhesive on the back of my carstock first. I also cut two yellow ovals using the main die from the Accordion Oval Card to cover the little tab on the back. See photo below.

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And here is a picture of the card closed, ready to go in the mail.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope that you will enjoy creating this card as much as I did! Should you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Crafting!

Joset

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
2558 Daisies in Oval Peel-Off in back
397 Happy Birthday Peel-Off in black
772 Accordion Oval Card
777 Oval Flourish Fram Edges
1029 Bunch of Flower 3 (Available soon)
1034 Flourishes & Branches (Available soon)
503 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other products
Cream colored cardstock
White cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Light blue cardstock
Light green card stock
Die cutting machine
Copic markers (or other alcohol markers)
Trimmer

Happy Birthday Foxy

Hello everyone,

Today I like to share a card that I made using the new Foxy Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs. It’s a really easy card to create. I colored on top of the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. The branch is from the new Lots of Owls Peel-Offs and for the hinges I used Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges. Follow my step by step instructions below.

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1. Cut dark brown cardstock 5-1/5″ x 8-1/5″. Score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.

2. Cut light brown cardstock 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and adhere to card front.

3. Cut a small piece of dark brown cardstock 1″ x 4-1/4″. We’ll use this later.

4. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to white cardstock large enough to fit 2 foxes and the small branch peel-offs. Remove release sheet and transfer peel-offs to the adhesive using Els’s transfer technique shown in this VIDEO. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Follow all the steps in the video until you colored all your peel-offs.

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I used Copic markers to color my peel-offs but you can use any alcohol marker. For the foxes their skin I used the Y38 and the E19 and I blend the two colors together using my colorless blender # 0.

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5. After you’re done coloring, cut out peel-offs using fine pointed scissors. Elizabeth Craft Designs has some awesome fine pointed scissors. See supply list for details.

6. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to white cardstock .7/8″ x 4-1/8″. Remove release sheet and cover with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter with your finger and brush of excess glitter. Ad Happy Birthday peel-off. Adhere sentiment to dark brown cardstock cut in step 3.

7. Cut 2 hardware hinges using Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges from white cardstock backed with adhesive (Note: there are 5 different hinges in this die set). The bottom part of the hinges is a score line so you have to cut this part. Ink hinges with dark brown.

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8. Assemble your card as shown in the picture of the finished card at the top. Optional: before you adhere the hinges, add black Border Peel-Offs around frame.

I hope that you enjoyed creating this Foxy Birthday card. Should you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave me a comment.

Happy a nice day,

Joset

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
2597 Foxy Peel-Off in black
2596 Lots of Owls Peel-Off in black (for branch)
2577 Happy Birthday Large Peel-Off in black
1167 Borders Assorted Peel-Offs in black
963 Stand Up Helpers 3 – Hinges
503 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other products
Dark brown, light brown and white cardstock
Copic markers or other alcohol markers
Dark brown ink

Happy Birthday Maritime card

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to share a card that I created using the new Maritime Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love these new Maritime Peel-Offs as they are great to use for creating cards for boys. I colored on top of the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter with Copic markers but you can use any kind of alcohol marker. Let me show you how I created this fun Happy Birthday card!

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1. Cut blue cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold in half to create your A2 size card base.

2. Cut light blue cardstock 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and green cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″. Adhere both to card front (green cardstock on top of light blue cardstock).

3. For the small sailboat, anker and sun, adhere a piece of double-sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove release sheet and transfer peel-offs to the adhesive using the transfer technique shown in this video by Els. Follow all the steps until you are done coloring your peel-offs. Cut out peel-offs.

4. For the large sailboat, cut a piece of white carstock 3-3/8″ x 2-7/8″ and a piece of double-sided adhesive the same size. Adhere adhesive to white cardstock and remove release sheet. Transfer sailboat peel-off to adhesive following the same steps as above. Since we’re not going to cut out this boat, make sure to transfer your peel-off in the center of your white cardstock with adhesive. Color boat. Adhere to card front as shown. Optional: adhere black peel-off border around frame.

5. For sentiment, cut a piece of blue cardstock 2-1/5″ x 1-1/8″ and a piece of light blue cardstock just slightly smaller. Layer and adhere Happy Birthday Peel-Off on top. Adhere to card front as shown.

6. Adhere small boat, anker and sun as shown. Optional: adhere 2 black peel-off borders along the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoyed creating this fun easy birthday card using the new Maritime Peel-Offs.

Happy Crafting!

Joset

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
2592 Maritime Peel-Offs in Black
2595 Summer Peel-Offs in Black (for sun)
1167 Glitter Boarder Peel-Offs in Black
397 Happy Birthday Peel-Offs in Black
503 Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other products
White, blue, light blue and green cardstock
Copic markers or other alcohol markers
Colorless blender pen

 

 

I love you Owl

Hello everyone,

It’s my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and for today’s project I decided to use some of the new dies and Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used the Bunch of Flowers 3 and Flourishes and Branches, available at the end of this month and the Owl Peel-Offs in black, available the first week of May. Let me show you how I created this cute “I love you” card.

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1. Cut pink cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score and fold in half.

2. Die cut one Accordion Oval page from pink pattern paper. Cut out center oval and trim long side tab. Then trim each side of the page slightly. Adhere to card front.

3. Optional: Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Border along the outside.

4. Add Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to a piece of white cardstock, large enough to fit your Owl Peel-Off plus the little heart.

5. Transfer peel-offs to the adhesive following the steps shown in this video by Els. Once you have applied Silk Microfine Glitter, color peel-offs using alcohol markers.

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6. Fussy cut peel-offs using Fine Pointed Scissors.

7. Die cut 4 flowers and centers using Bunch of Flowers 3 from Pink and Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Make sure to use your Metal Adaptor Plate for cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Tip: for the flower centers, apply Shimmer Sheetz to Double-Sided Adhesive first before die cutting.

8. Die cut 3 Flourishes using Flourishes and Branches from Green Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Tip: apply Shimmer Sheetz to Double-Sided Adhesive first before die cutting.

9. Cut a small piece of white cardstock for sentiment. Apply I Love You Peel-Off.

10. Assemble your card as shown in the picture at the beginning. Adhere flowers, flourishes, Owl and heart Peel-Off. Use foam adhesive for sentiment and heart.

I hope you will enjoy creating your own “I love you” owl card. For more inspiration using the Owl Peel-Offs, check out my second card below. It’s similar but a little bit different. For this card I used the Accordion Rectangle to create the frame and the new Leafy Branch to die cut the branch for the owls. The “Thank You” is cut from Black Velvet Adhesive and I added some black Assorted Border Peel-Offs on the outside of the rectangle frame to finish my card.

I will be posting more samples using the fun new dies and Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs so stay tuned!

Joset

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SUPPLIES: 

(For pink card I Love You card)

Elizabeth Craft Designs 
772 Accordion Oval Card
1029 Bunch of Flowers 3 (Coming Soon)
1034 Flourishes and Branches (Coming Soon)
2596 Lots of Owls Peel-Off in Black (Coming Soon)
Shimmer Sheetz (Colors used: Pink, Light Pink and Green Iridescent)
343 Assorted Words Peel-Off in Black
7010 Transparent/Silver Glitter Borders
503 Transparent Double-Sided Tape
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
803 Metal Adaptor Plate
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products
Pink & white cardstock
Pink pattern paper – BoBunny Double Dot
Copic Markers (or other alcohol base markers)
Alcohol Blender Pen
Foam adhesive

 

 

 

Asian Vases Pop Up Card

Hello everyone,

Another card I made a little while ago is this Asian theme Pop-Up card. For this card I used the Lots of Pops die and the Asian Vases Peel-offs in black. These Peel-offs have been in the Elizabeth Craft Designs collection for some time, but is still one of my favorites. Let me show you how I created this card.

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To create the card: 

1. Cut blue patterned paper at 5 1/4 inches x 10 1/2 inches, scored at 5 1/4 inches. Fold in half. This will be your card base.

2. Cut yellow patterned paper at 4 3/4 inches x 10 inches and score at 5 inches.

3. Place Lots of Pops at score line and die cut. Use wash tape (or other low-tack tape) to keep die in place.

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4. Pop up the 2 center pops leaving the 2 outside pops flat.

5. Adhere pop-up card to the inside of your card base.

6. Cut 2 pieces of the yellow patterned paper to 5 1/4 inches x 2 inches. Adhere to the outside of the card as shown in the picture below. Also cut 2 scalloped circles using one of the accessory dies from the Accordion Circle Card. Adhere one to the front of the card.

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7. Place 1 Flower Vine Peel-off on the front of the card. Add Glitter Dot Peel-offs to the center of the flowers.

8. Cut a piece of white card stock big enough for 2 vases and put double-sided adhesive on top. Remove release sheet and place it upside down on your work table (shiny side up)

9. Place 2 Asian Vase Peel-offs upside down on release sheet (sticky side up). Take your white cardstock and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the stickers. Take off release sheet and cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger and use a brush to brush off the excess glitter. Return excess glitter to jar.

10. Color peel-offs with alcohol markers and carefully cut around each vase after coloring.
Add three Glitter Dot Peel-offs across the bottom of the small vase. Adhere vases to the pop-ups as shown in the picture of the finished card at the beginning.

11. Place 1 Flower Vine Peel-off behind the top vase as shown. Peel off some of the leftover negative parts of the leaves from the sticker sheet and place them back in the leaves (one half of each leaf will now be filled in). Add Glitter Dot Peel-offs to the center of the flowers.

12. Die cut Thank You out of Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet and adhere to scalloped circle (the second circle that was cut in step 6). Add a Glitter Dot Peel-off to each scallop. Adhere circle towards the left of the card, as shown. Use double-sided adhesive under the bottom of the circle and foam tape under the top to create dimension. (The circle will tilt up at an angle.)

13. Using the Sticker Transfer Sheet, lift and move the negative parts of the flower from the top vase (leftovers that remain on the Peel-off sheet) onto the card at the bottom right. Watch Els demonstrating the Sticker Transfer Sheet HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thank you for stopping by! Please feel free to leave a comment or ask questions.

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
778 Lots of Pops die
769 Accordion Circle Card die
2516 Asian Vases Peel-Offs in Black
2547 Flower Vines Peel-Offs in Black
7018 Glitter Dots Peel-Offs Gold/Silver
600 Transfer Sheet
503 Double Sided Tape Sheet
406 Velvet Adhesive Sheets in Black
642 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products
Patterned Paper: BoBunny (Yellow Paper – Somewhere In Time collection/
Blue Paper – Double Dot Designs Ocean Vintage)
Foam Tape
Big Shot or other die cutting machine

 

Happy Birthday Accordion Card

Hello everyone,

For my first blog post I like to show you a card that I created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog a little while ago. For this card I used the Accordion Fancy Label die in combination with my favorite product Peel-off stickers. I also used a few other cool dies designed by Karen Burniston and our ultra fine Silk Microfine Glitter. Let me show you how I created this colorful Happy Birthday Accordion card.

Happy Birthday Accordion FULL

For the Fancy Label Accordion card:

1. Die cut 2 pages out of turquoise cardstock and 1 page out of light green
cardstock.

2. Die cut another page from the light green dotted paper and one from the blue paper with stripes. Both from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection. Cut the side tab from both pages and the Fancy frame on the inside to create just an open frame.

3. Glue the frames on the cardstock pages you cut earlier. Green dotted frame on Light green page and frame with blue stripes on the Turquoise page.

4. Die cut 4 frame edges from light green cardstock and glue them on the 2nd turquoise page. This will be the front page of your card.

5. You can now decorate your pages. The dies to cut the smaller frames on the 1st and last page are included in the Accordion Fancy Label set.

6. After you’re done decorating you can attach the 3 pages together using strong adhesive on the long side tabs. Fold the pages accordion style.

7. Bring the Fancy frames on the inside together and use the 2 small tabs to connect.

8. Ones the Accordion card is ready you can attach the flags.

For more info watch the following Video by Karen Burniston HERE.

Peel-off stickers:

I used several Peel-off stickers to decorate my card. I colored on top of the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter with Copic markers using the technique shown by Els in this video. I love this technique ash the result is just beautiful. The pictures don’t show it that well but in real life the Peel-offs almost look like stained glass.

Happy Birthday Accordion Page 2
The outside of page 2 is decorated with Turquoise/Silver Glitter borders.

Happy Birthday Accordion FRONT

Happy Birthday Accordion FRONT 2Once the card is folded it is easy to mail using a 5 x 5 inch envelope.

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
771 Accordion Fancy Label
774 Fancy Frame Edges
778 Lots of Popsn(for flags)
2552 Balloons Peel-off in black
2544 Gifts Peel-off in black
2545 Candles Peel-off in black
397 Happy Birthday Peel-off in Black
7010 Turquoise/Silver – Glitter Boarders Assorted
503 Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products
Pattern Paper: Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea Collection
Cardstock (Bazzill Card Shoppe)
Copic Markers: YE5, BG13, B39 and Blender pen

Welcome

Hello everyone,

I’ve been meaning to start a blog for a while now and finally it’s here. I hope you will enjoy the projects I post and that they inspire you to create your own. I work for a family company called Elizabeth Craft Designs started by my mom Els van de Burgt in 2011. We specialize in Dies, Peel-off stickers, glitter and tape and I love working with all our products! My favorite product is probably the Peel-offs. They are fun, versatile and I love coloring them. I also really like working with the interactive dies designed by Karen Burniston and I have yet to try the beautiful flower dies from Susan’s Garden collection. I am featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog twice a month and will try and post a new projects on my blog here each week. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.

Happy Crafting!

Joset