April Challenge – Scissor Spring Mechanism


Welcome my crafty friends!

It is once again time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge and a chance to win.   Click here Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out all of the other Design Teams Designs.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout or home decor item?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.


Our challenge this month is to use the Scissor Spring Mechanisms by Becky.  My card that I chose to do is an open box card that my friend just taught me I felt it was just perfect for these mechanisms.  I have taken lots of pictures to help with making card.



Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Cut white 100# Soft Finish Cardstock to 8-1/2″ X 10″.  With soft finish side down score the 10″ side at 2″; 3-1/2″; 6-1/2″ & 8″.  Turn and score on 8-1/2″ side at 1-1/2″ & 7″.


Fold on all score lines using a bone folder to make nice sharp creases.  Make cuts on all 4 corners per sketch – on 10″ sides cut on score lines to 3-1/2″ on 8-1/2″ side cut only to first score line removing corners.  IMG_6194scissormech4

You should have 3″ in center of 8-1/2″ side make a little mark at 1-1/2″ on each end.  Score on diagonal from mark down to score line on each side of marks see picture.


Crease well on these lines – they should be mountain folds.

Step 2  Now decorate your card before assembling. Using patterned paper decorate your card – cut 2 pcs.  3″ X 5-1/4″ – 1 for inside and 1 for back (which will be adhered after mechanism is in place) adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  For the 2 outer flaps they should be 2″ X 5-1/4″ but depending on score lines they may vary so should measure before cutting for best results.

Step 3  Decide where you want your mechanism on card . Place tiny die for slit on card base run through die cutting machine.   Using smallest Scissor Spring Mechanism die cut 1 set assemble.  place tabs from 1 end through slit you just cut spread tabs open adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere patterned paper to card back covering tabs.

Step 4  Using Kristen Schneider Patchwork Stamp and Die sets cut 4 bees from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color using markers.  Using bee die cut out bees.  On 2 of bees snip around wings to body keeping them attached but making them so wings will bend up.  Use a glitter pen to add sparkle to wing.  Attach one be on top solid bee just on body part of bee using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Add bee to mechanism using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.


Step 5  Using Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You die set from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back “Just” and “You” .  Adhere “Just” above the Bee and “You” below the bee.

Step 6  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to 4 corner flaps.  Dry fit by folding up to form box if you find that trimming is required to make flush with back of card do this before adhering.


Bring flaps around and adhere to sides forming box.  Gently push in top & bottom ends on fold lines so it closes flat – crease well.

Step 7  Cut strip of matching cardstock 1″ X 9″.  Wrap around center of card overlap in front.  Adjust to fit so that it is loose enough so will slide on and off but still hold card closed.  Trim off extra and adhere closed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere bee to band covering the overlap using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Optional Closure – use a small magnet as closure.  Adhere magnet to front left flap using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere one end of band to front over magnet wrap band around back  to front adjust length.  Add a die cut with a sentiment to free end of band and add magnet to back of die cut so it lines up with bottom magnet. This was done because I had a spot on flap which band covered but when band was taken off to open card you saw a big spot – there is always a fix for these boo boos.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today I know it is long but hope it is inspiring and you will make your own open box card.

Don’t forget to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter to win and to see what all our other designers have come up with.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Cardstock – black

Patterned Paper

Copic Markers

Glitter Pen


Week 14 Christmas Card Challenge – Snowy Trees


Hello my crafty friends!

Well this is week 14 of a Christmas Card Challenge I am in with Card Making Tips group on Facebook.  With this post I am caught up with posting my cards so you will only see 1 Christmas card post from me a week for now.  This weeks challenge is Snowy Trees – not decorated.  Elizabeth Craft Designs had the perfect die set for this plus their new Happy Frame which I am loving.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made this card.

Step 1  Using Becky Seddon’s Reindeer Die Set cut 9 or 10 trees from dark green cardstock and 3 snow mounds from white cardstock.  Using a pallet knife add Snow Accents to snow mounds and trees set aside to dry.   Note: With this snow be careful on snow mounds to keep away from each end and the bottom  edge as the frame will not lay flat against card and adhere.

Step 2    Using ModaScraps Happy Frame Die Set cut 4 pieces to make frame from navy cardstock.  Crease all fold lines using bone folder.  Cut to 6″ cutting on straight end of all 4 pieces and emboss using embossing folder of your choice (dotted swiss used here).   Els has a video showing how to make frame.

Step 3    Form a 6″ square card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 4   Cut medium blue cardstock 5-3/4″ square emboss with embossing folder of choice.  Sand lightly to let white come through to look like falling snow.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 5  Build scene on card front adhering snow mounds using Clear Double Sided Adhesive on lower portions of the snow mounds.  Add trees using Kids Choice Glue on lower portion of trees tucking them between the snow mounds cutting some to make different heights and cutting half off for sides.

Step 6  Add Frame using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 7  Using   A Way With Words – Let It Snow Die Set cut Let It Snow one from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and once from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Adhere black on top of white offsetting just enough to give it a shadow.  Adhere words to lower portion of frame using Kids Choice Glue.

I do hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and will create your own version.  If you would like to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I have used just click on picture below it will take you right there.

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




Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – navy blue, med. blue (white core), black  & dark green

Embossing Folder

Snow Accents


Valentine Pansies

Welcome all my crafty friends!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and today I am posting a couple that I have created.  They are same card but I changed out the color of pansies a bit and used ferns.  These cards were created using Susan’s new releases Garden Notes Pansy 2 and Leafy Berry Branch 1 along with a couple of her ferns from last release. The hearts are from Becky Seddon’s new releases Heartfelt Love and Love Struck.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1 Cut 1 Garden Notes Berry Branch 1 from green cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries let dry.  Repeat on back side and let dry.

Step 2  Cut white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line – 6″ X 6″ card base formed.  Dry emboss front of card.

Step 3  Cut large solid heart from red cardstock using Becky Seddon’s Heartfelt Love die set.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut lacy heart using Becky Seddon’s Love Struck die set.  Attach to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive only on back of solid part of heart (leave lace edge free)

Step 5  From gold cardstock cut the 2 piece arrow from Love Struck die set attach using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Cut 1 set of ferns from green cardstock using fern die set of choice.  Shade a little with Distress Ink and bend up fronds to give dimension.  Attach to card front with Kids Choice Glue added to just stem area.  Add Leafy Berry Branch in same manner arranging over ferns.

Step 7  Cut, color and shape 3 Garden Notes Pansy 2 and several leaves using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Susan has a video on her Facebook page showing how to do pansies you can find it here which is dated January 27th.  Attach to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8    Cut red cardstock 2-3/4″ X 1-1/4″ .  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 2-1/2″ X 1″ attach to red cardstock.  Using black ink stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from Joset’s Love Sentiments onto white cardstock.  Attach to lower right corner of card front using dimensional tape.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will create some of your own valentines.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies you can click on any of the pictures below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting and remember “You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough” unknown

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, red, white, gold

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Copic Markers

Dimensional Tape

Black Ink

ECD Design Team Focus on New Releases for Becky Seddon

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Today I have created a card to showcase the new release of designer Becky Seddon at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have used Free As A Bird and Heartfelt Love and there are 10 more dies that are in the release so be sure to go to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the great creations from ECD 2018 Design Team.  These dies are available now.

Although I have not done a tutorial for this card I wanted to include pictures of how I used the large heart from Becky’s Heartfelt Love die set to make my heart card.  The first photo look closely at top of paper it shows how you place die just slightly above card fold so that it doesn’t completely cut off fold giving you a hinge.

Other Supplies

Brushed Silver Cardstock

Red Glitter Cardstock

Green Cardstock

Gray Cardstock

Yellow Marker

White cardstock