Easter Challenge

Hello everyone welcome to my blog!

It is challenge time on Elizabeth Craft Design Blog.  This month our challenge is to make something with an Easter theme.

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 Challenge post and tell us “What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 2nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Be sure to “hop” on over to enter to win here is the link    http://wp.me/p4kQzc-800
My card today is a pop up card using several of Joset’s new releases Entwined Egg, Bunny, Spring Basket and Words 3 Happy Holidays along with a few other die sets.
Here is how it was created.
Step 1  Cut 1 Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down onto Molding Mat with medium ball tool from Susan’s Tool Kit rub each leaf turn over and rub lightly down stem.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops set aside to dry.
Step 2  Card Base – Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock  4-1/4″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″.
Step 3  Card Insert – cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 10-3/4″ score at 5-3/8″.   Using blue Distress Ink and Susan’s Garden Stencil Earth & Sky make the clouds/ sky on top half of card insert.  Cut grass patterned paper 4″ X  6-1/4″ (my paper was cut at 5-1/2″ but would do it at 6-1/4″ next time)  using fancy cut scissors cut across giving it a grassy look.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to lower portion of card insert.  Fold on score line again to give good crease.  Using Elizabeth craft Designs General Pop Ups die set cut a pop stand in center ( I used the 1″ one).  Attach insert to inside of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive making sure to avoid the area of the pop up.
Step 4  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut basket using new Spring Basket die set.  Cut second basket from brown cardstock without adhesive on it.  Adhere together giving it a bit of strength.  Using brown Distress Ink give basket some shading.  Lay right side down on Molding Mat using large ball tool rub back of basket  giving a bit of dimension.  Attach to pop up inside card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step 5  From Spring Basket die set cut 5 large eggs from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color using Copic Markers using several colors.  Cut 5 piece of basket grass from green cardstock.  Use Distress Ink to shade.  Arrange eggs and grass in basket adhere using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 6  From white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut happy easter using Joset’s Words 3 Happy Holidays die set.  Attach to inside of card.
Step 7  Cut patterned paper 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).
Step 8  Cut 1 Entwined Egg from brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to front of card.  Cut a second egg from white Soft Finish Cardstock save the Entwined Egg for another project take the center piece and using Susan’s Garden Earth & Sky Stencil make sky / clouds using blue Distress Ink.  Adhere that in center of egg on card front.
Step 9  Cut Joset’s new Bunny from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using pink Copic Marker.  Lay head, body and ears right side down on Molding Mat rub with ball tool to give dimension.  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.  When attaching arms just attach at top leave lower portion of arms free so he can hold flower.  Add pop dots on back of head and body add Kids Choice Glue to just very edge of bottom of bunny adhere to bottom of egg.
Step 10  Create 1 tulip from colored cardstock using Garden Notes Tulip.  Susan has a YouTube video to help you can find it here.  Cut large leaf from stem add small leaf cut stem to fit card.  Attach to bunny using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 11  Cut little flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock color centers with yellow Copics.
Step 12  Cut piece off Leafy Berry Branch attach to upper right of egg using Kids Choice Glue.  Add little white flowers.
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today and if you wish to purchase any of these items just click on item below it will take you directly to Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Don’t forget to click on link above to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter to win!
Until next time – Happy Crafting!
Remember – You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough!  author unknown
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – brown, green purple

Various colors of Copics Markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Pop Dots

Distress Inks



Happy 18th

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends!

Weather here in Maine has been so strange going from bitter cold to spring like weather back to bitter cold with snow and ice in between.  The other day we were having snowstorm in the morning and by noon the sun was out bright as can be.  The old adage is “If you don’t like the weather here in Maine wait a minute”.

My card today was designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs using one of Susan’s Garden new releases Cornflower Bachelor Button.  The card is in honor of our 1st grandchild who just turned 18.  Still cannot believe that she is 18 all I can think of is that song originally by Harry Belafonte – Turn Around.

A complete tutorial can be found on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

Below you will find full list of supplies used and can purchase by clicking on any picture below and will take you right to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, white

Copic Markers V09, B26, Y11, R46, R59, YG95, YG97

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



DT Focus Joset

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Outside of card

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Today  new releases for Joset Designs are now available at Elizabeth Craft Designs be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the design team has created with the new releases.

My creation today is a 6 X 6 pop up card using new stamp set Color My Flowers which has an optional coordinating die set.

Other Supplies

Black Cardstock

Copic Markers R59, RV52, Y19, Y13, YG 95, YG 99

Distress Inks – Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke

Metallic Rub Ons – Gold

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

ECD Design Team Focus on Susan’s Garden New Release

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Welcome to my blog today!

Today is Focus Day for Susan’s Garden new releases.  Susan has 8 new dies that have just been released and I have chosen the Gathering Basket which is dear to my heart as I was a basketmaker years ago.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all the great new things and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog has creations from the design team showcasing the release.

Other Supplies:

Cardstock – White, Brown

Metallic Rub Ons

Nuvo Drops – Bottle Green, Buttermilk

Distress Inks – Fossilized Amber, Brushed Cordroy


Until next time my Crafty friends – Happy Crafting!



Christmas Door

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Hello my crafty friends!

Today I am posting a Christmas card that I made for a Christmas card challenge. Cardmaking Tips has a challenge again this year to do a Christmas Card a week no obligation to do every week but of course the more you do then the more cards you have to send.  Each Sunday the challenge is posted and you need to make a Christmas card with the challenge  – week 1 was Christmas door so I have used Susan’s CountryScapes Carolina Farmhouse Door.  See list of items I used to create card and if you wish to buy any of the items from Elizabeth Craft Designs just click on the picture of the item and it will take you right to that item on their site or click on the Elizabeth Craft Designs shop button located on the right of my home page that will take you to their site.

Other Supplies

Close to My Heart cardstock – red, green (2 shades)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Black, Red Berry

Small Gold Ribbon

Stampin Up Small Oval Punch

Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Alterations – Brick Embossing Folder

Pop Dots

Hope you enjoyed!

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



“Love” in a Mist

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Hello my crafty friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.   I know it is such a busy time for many and  appreciate your taking the time to visit today.  Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays!

Today I am posting a card I made for a special couple that just got married.  I have used a couple of Susan ‘s Garden new releases Love in a Mist along with Els van de Burgt Scalloped Hearts.  Just love this new Love in a Mist die it is so versatile it is a great addition to your die collection.

For card base cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.

Cut blue cardstock 5-1/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Using largest Scalloped Hearts Die cut 1 heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Attach to card front using dimensional tape.

Cut 3 Love in a Mist flowers from either White Soft Finish Cardstock which would be colored with alcohol or blue cardstock shaded with PanPastels Set 2.  Shape and assemble using Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit along with molding and leaf mat and Kid’s Choice Glue.  Susan’s Garden Club on Facebook has some great videos which help create flowers.  Susan does a Live Tutorial weekly on this Facebook page.  She is taking a break but will be back in January but all tutorials she has done are still there.

Cut leaves and 3-4 Garden Notes Maiden Hair Ferns from green cardstock.  On leaves with fingers pinch up leaves a bit to give dimension.  On ferns lay on molding mat use medium ball tool from kit to give some shape.  Add a little shading using Distress Ink.

To cut Love add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of black cardstock use love die from Suzanne Cannon’s Baby Love die set.  Add to left side of heart.

Adhere ferns, flowers and leaves using Kids Choice Glue to right side of heart.

Hope you have enjoyed my post today and will create your own card.  Click on any of product pictures below to purchase takes you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies

Blue, Black, and Green cardstock

Pearl Pen or Nuvo Crystal Drops

Dimensional Tape / Dots