July Designer Challenge




Hello My Crafty Friends Welcome to My Blog!

Once again it is time for the ECD Designer Challenge.  The challenge this month is to use Joset’s Blackboard Alphabet and/or Blackboard Numbers die sets.   The question for the $20.00 giveaway this month is  What Elizabeth Craft Designs die or stamp set would you use the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets.   Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to see all the creations our Design Team have created using these dies and to enter for a chance to win.

Here is how my card was created:

Step 1  Create card base 5″ X 7″.

Step 2  Cut patterned paper / cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ .  Using #6 square die of Susan’s new Stitched Frame It Squares die set cut square into the right side of the patterned paper.  Adhere paper to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (Note: I number the back of my dies starting with smallest being #1)

Step 3  Mask around square opening then stipple inside the square with colors that match your paper.

Step 4  Die cut 2 mugs using Joset’s new Summer Drink die set and clear cardstock . mylar with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Die cut umbrella, orange slices, straw and ice cubes from white Soft Finish Cardstock color with markers.

Step 5  Using Joset’s Blackboard Alphabet and Blackboard Numbers cut twice HAPPY and 60th from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Stack letters and numbers then adhere inside square opening.

Step 6  Using an orange alcohol marker color top mug about 3/4 of way to top.  Add ice cubes and orange slices to back of top mug.  Adhere top mug to bottom mug ( add a bit of  Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of orange slices and ice cubes).   Add umbrella and straw done through the mug top opening.  Adhere mug to left side of card front.  Add half orange slice and pop 1 full orange slice.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and it has inspired you.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today just click on picture it will take you directly to their site.  Don’t for get to visit their blog to check out what the other designers have done and to enter for a change to win $20.00 giveaway.


Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Patterned Paper / Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Clear Cardstock / Mylar

Copic Markers – various colors

Stipple Brush





Rhododendron Sympathy


Welcome to my blog my crafty friends.

Here is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs and posted on their blog at this link.  You will find a complete tutorial for this card.  My card showcases Susan’s Garden Notes Rhododendron, Baby’s Breath and her Stitched Frame It – Circles.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used in this project just click on any off the pictures and it will take you directly to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Happy 4th


Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog and Happy 4th of July to all that celebrate it!

Today I have a quick little post for you.  I like to make treat boxes for different holidays for my co-workers fill them with some candy and have a prize for 1 lucky winner.  So when A Way With Words came out with this new Gable Box I just had to use it. Made a total of 24.

Here is how I did it.

Step 1  From white Soft Finish Cardstock using A Way With Words Gable Box die cut t box.

Step 2  Using yellow ink random stamp stars on box using Joset’s Summer Fun Sentiment Stamp Set.

Step 3  Crease on all fold lines well then assemble box using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Using Joset’s 4th of July die set cut flag and large burst.  Attach burst to box front using a bit of Clear Double Sided Adhesive then add a bit of Kids Choice Glue on back of flag pole attach to box.

Step 5  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 4 th using Joset’s  Blackboard Numbers and happy from Joset’s Words 3 – Happy Holidays.  Attach to box.

Step 6  Fill with treat of choice.

Hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and will make some of your own for any occasion – baby shower, holidays, birthdays etc.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used today just click on any of the pictures below and it will take you to their site where you can purchase.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, red and blue

Yellow Ink