Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Hello Crafty Friends!
 Welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I'm Anita here.
Today, I have my favourite thing on the post for you - stamped flowers. Stamping is really relaxing and colouring stamped images can be a real stress buster. I love colouring the floral stamps from the new ECD release. These are so lovely. You can check them out here. I have given a soft delicate look to the flowers by stamping some of them on vellum.

Here is my card, followed by a tutorial showing how to make it.


Hello dear friends ,

Welcome Wednesday!!! It's Heartfelt Creations day today and Dogwoods are in full bloom ushering in the beautiful spring. Doves are spreading the message of love and its sheer beauty all over in the nature.
So as an ode to the nature , I have delicate vellum dogwoods and doves on my post today.
This card has a shabby chic element and a Victorian essence. It is shaped like an Envelope card and this dimensional card truly brings out the beauty of the delightful dogwoods.

Do have look here.

Heartfelt Creations Products used

Delicate Border Basics Die HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die HCD1-7119
Elegant Border Basics Die HCD1-7121
Enchanted Mum Bouquet Die HCD1-769
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White HCPP2-451
Darice Adhesive Foam Strips D120601
Lettuce Entertain You Prills ANC814
Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets 242174
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter 85-glitter
Embossing Powder - White RPEJ685
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-40 

Other Products used

Archival inks- Pink Peony, leaf green, Embossing ink pad, Victorian lady image, Spellbinders die Botanical Bliss label 54 decorative element, Archival ink-jet black


Make the envelope card base first. Cut a white card stock measuring 6" by 7". Cut a panel from white card stock measuring 6" by 6". Cut it diagonally to get two triangles. Score at 1/4 inch on one side. Cut border dies for card triangles and one for the inside back panel. Cut the pattern paper to the size of the envelope insert using the border die. Adhere inside the back. Attach the two triangles on either side. Attach the border as shown. Distress the borders with oink peony ink. Stamp the dogwood flower  and leaves images on vellum using embossing ink. Add white embossing powder and heat set. Cut with coordianting die. Apply the pink shade on the dogwoods and green ink on the leaves. Shape the flowers a little on flower shaping tool kit.  Add the green centere and add prills. For a more detailed view , follow Emma Lou's video on making Dogwoods. Add glue and adhere super fine glitter to the flowers and leaves.
For the insert, Cut the spellbinders die and adhere the lady's image. Add flowers and leaves along with the swirls from Mum die. Stamp the doves and cut with coordinating die. Add a little pink or blue colour and adhere glitter on top. Add the doves on the card as shown. Cut out the sentiments from pattern paper. Put the insert inside the envelope.

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I hope you liked my creation and enjoyed visiting my blog. Thanks a ton for all your love and appreciation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Hello Friends ,

How is everyone doing !!! I hope the new spring season is bringing in new joy and happiness into your life. The Colouring Challenge at ECD blog is Things with Wings.
I am so happy to show you here a fun interactive card that will soon become your favourite.
I tried this penny slider card for the first time and really enjoyed making it. You will happy to know that Elizabeth Craft Designs has a Spinner and Slider die to make this sort of card making technique so easy.
So here is my card

To make this card,

1. Cut three semi circles in light green and dark green soft finish card stock from Stitched Circles die set  and stick them together as shown. Distress with dark green ink.
2. Cut a slider space using the Spinner and Slider die on the front of the semi circle as shown.
3. Take two pennies . Add a small square foam tape on one and place under the slider space so that the foam tape is between the gap. Add foam tape all around  and use a dark yellow soft finish card stock as the backing. Place the second penny on top and test once to see that it slides easily to the other end.
4. Add a strip dotted scalloped rectangle die cut from orange card stock at the base.
5. Stamp images from the Feathered Friends Clear Stamp and colour with Zig clear brush pens. Cut with coordinating die.
6. Adhere the bird on top of the penny with clear double sided adhesive . Add the cherries on the other end.
7. Stamp flowers from the Teddy Bear Picnic Clear stamp and doodle some leaves and stem. Colour these also.
8. Add the sentiment from General Sentiments stamp set.
9. Adhere this card panel on a card stock of bright colour that is 1/4 inch bigger on all sides.
10. Adhere this on a card base that is bigger than the second matte layer.

Elizabeth Craft Designs has fabulous giveaway for this challenge.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a “Things with Wings” prize pack that includes Krista Schneider’s Feathered Friends stamp & matching die set, ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and Joset Designs Birds to 3 people.
To enter simply leave a comment on this challenge post below and tell us “What ECD product is on your wish list?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, February 24, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

List of product from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Other Products
Zig Clear brush Pens

I hope you will surely try this fun card. Do visit the ECD blog for all the fabulous DT work. Our Store is loaded with new dies and stamps. Do check them out here.
Thanks for stopping by and a have super fun crafty week ahead.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Hello Dear Friends !!!

It's Anita here and I hope you had a great week. Spring is in the air and birds and bees are to be seen in the gardens.
CottageCutz has something new for you this season and that is the combination of stamps and dies that will surely make you happy. These are super cute and so much fun to colour.
You can check all of them here.
Valentine's Day just got over but a gift for our loved ones is what we all love making.
So here I have a cute mini accordion photo book featuring the CottageCutz Sweet Valentines stamp and Die set.

To make this book, follow the pictures and instructions below.

Stamp the image with black ink

Colour with medium of your choice. I have used Zig Brush Pens

Cut them out with coordinating dies

Cut two card stock 12" x 5" and score in mountain and valley fold at 4".

Adhere the last panel of one card stock to the first panel of the other card stock to form an accordion book.

Cut out pattern paper 4.75" x 3.75" and round of corners. Distress with aged mahogany distress ink.

Adhere these panels to the front and back of the book. Adhere Wide Stitched Rectangle frames after they also have been distressed.

Add the die cut images popping them up with 3D foam tape

Tie the book with a ribbon.

CottageCutz dies

Its so much fun to create cute projects using this stamp and die combination. To see many new dies , visit the store here.
Thank you so much for your time and comments. Happy crafting.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Layered Die cut card with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello to all!!
Welcome to My blog. It's Anita here. Its' spring in my part of the world and I really love this weather with its gentle breezes, blooming flowers and butterflies. I get my creative inspiration from nature. What about you ?

Elizabeth Craft Designs has a huge range of dies and stamps that will help you to create many beautiful projects. You can check the store HERE.

Today, I have a layered die cut card for you. Die cuts add that extra beauty to otherwise simple cards. ECD has many intricate dies and combining them with simple dies, you can get a multi-layered card that just looks awesome

The finished card measures 6.75 inches by 6.75 inches.
1. To make the card base, cut two card panels measuring 7.25 inches x 6.75 inches and 6.75 inches x 6.75 inches from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Score at 1/2 inch mark on the long side of the bigger panel. Fold and add the 1/2 inch adhesive tape. Adhere this to the shorter card panel.
2. For two of the mat layers cut squares from White Soft Finish Cardstock, one measuring 7 inches x 7 inches (a) and the second measuring 6.75 inches x 6.75 inches (b).
3. Cut two square mat layers from pattern paper of your choice. one measuring 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches (c) and the second measuring 6 inches x 6 inches (d).
4. Die cut the following from White Soft Finish Cardstock: Gatefold Elegant Rose, Stitched Fishtail Banner, all 3 Dancing Butterflies, Dotted Scallop Rectangle - third from largest die, Fitted Frames 4 - Curvy Ovals. (Some of the Fitted Frames pieces will be set aside for other projects.)
5. Distress the scalloped rectangle and inner oval die cuts with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
6. Adhere the elegant rose die cut along the sides of  mat layer d.  Adhere the long fishtail banner die cut in the center.
7. Add the second layer of distressed scalloped rectangle. On top of this add the two inner layers of curvy ovals.
8. Add the inner most curvy oval )the one that was distressed in step 5) using foam tape for dimension. Cut Fishtail banners as shown. Stamp the sentiment on the center piece. Add to the card.
9. For the finishing touch, add dancing butterflies.
I hope you like this beautiful die cut card. I love the lacy background with all of the layers! Do check the new arrivals at the ECD store.
Thanks a lot for all the appreciation. Have a great day ahead.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used
Other products
Inks - Worn Lipstick Distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


" In Jesus time, the Dogwood grew,
To a stately size and lovely hue....."

Hello and Happy Wednesday !!!
Its Heartfelt Creations day today and the most beautiful Dogwood Collection is being released today.

Flowers are the heart and soul of Heartfelt Creations and once again it has made its mark with another beautiful flower- Flowering Dogwoods teamed up with Easter.

Heartfelt Creations invites you to usher in the spring season with the new Flowering Dogwood Collection!  
Immerse yourself in this newest springtime assembling of designer papers, divinely detailed cling stamps and coordinating dies steeped with beautiful meanings and symbolism perfect for the Easter Season!  
The dogwood tree is surrounded by a mesmerizing legend within the Christian faith…once the size of a mighty oak tree it was chosen to be used to construct the cross on which Jesus was to be crucified.  The tree became unhappy with its purpose and would never again grow large enough to ever build another cross.  Its branches would become narrow and crooked and no longer suitable for construction.  The delicate dogwood flower itself is a wonderful symbol of the Easter season…four petals that resemble the shape of a cross, the center laid as a crown of thorns, at the tip of each petal an indent resembling nail punctures, and a reddish hue around those indents resembling the blood of Jesus. 

Soft and pastel in coloring, this newest paper collection reveals beautiful springtime shades of pinks, peaches, and greens which set stunning backdrops for scripted lettering and graceful swirls, while darker hints of blues and blacks bring out the gorgeous detail and coloring of the showy dogwood florals.  
Bountiful blossom filled branches, peaceful white doves and hillside chapels are just a few of the 
beautiful illustrations found within the cling stamp sets!  Assemble the perfect dimensional dogwood flower using the varying sized petals within the Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamps Set and die cut using the coordinating dies.  The ideal collection to send out springtime and Easter wishes to friends and family!

I am sure you are now so mesmerised by this collection that words are failing you.
Let me show you my card for today.

A card that has a touch of divine blessings and the lovely dogwood spray---a card that truly says that God is always with us in our prayers and thoughts.

Heartfelt Creations Products used

Cut Mat Create 2A Die HCD2-751
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White HCPP2-451
Krystallos Shard Glass 901
Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets 242174
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 159723

Other Products

Archival inks-Plum, pink peony, Leaf green, Library Green, Spellbinders Label 1 die, Distress glitter, Labels One Card Front Card Creator Etched Dies


Cut a card base in white card stock to measure 7 1/2 " x 7  1/2". Add another matt layer of whiye card stock that is 1/4 " smaller than the base.
The third layer is also cut in white card stock measuring 6 1/2" by 6 1/2 inches. Adhere to the card front using 3D foam tape. Then add the pattern paper card panel from the 6" design and adhere to the matt layer.  Cut a frame from square card panel from the paper pad. Remove the centre and use this as a border frame. 
Stamp the dove image and cut with coordinating die in white on vellum and emboss a little. Adhere this to the corner of the card.
Stamp the dogwood flowers in Plum and Library green. Using a dauber, apply colours like pink peony and leaf green to the flowers. Cut with coordinating die and shape on the flower making tool kit. Apply glue and layer the flowers. Apply distress glitter. Stamp and cut the dogwood branch and colour. Cut with coordinating die. Emboss and shape. Cut die cuts from Spellbinders. The Label 1 frame is distressed with peel paint and then add glitter. Cut the flourish die from cut and mat create die. Apply glue and then the distress glitter. Add the sentiment to finish the card.

Bring the beauty of Dogwoods into your home.
Bring the blessings to your life.
Let the Dogwoods fill your life with peace and happiness.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Hello friends !!!

How are you !!! February is such a beautiful month of the year and I also love this month because it is my birthday month. So lets all celebrate wit me.
Elizabeth Craft Designs has some most beautiful dies released last month and you will love all of them. There are some beautiful stitched dies and thats what we are highlighting in our challenge today.
That is right !!!
IN STITCHES ---that's the challenge theme at the ECD blog.

Here is my card for the above challenge.

To make this card , Please follow these instructions.

1. Cut a Soft Finish white card stock to the size 11.25 inches by 6 inches. Score at 5.75 inches on the longer side and fold .
2. Cut a die cut from Leaf Pocket die in white card stock . Use the largest and second largest die from the Stitched fish tail die to cut out the background from the leafy pocket die. 
3. Adhere this to the card front. Cut a die cut from the Stitched circle die and add to the centre.
4. Cut three flowers from the light blue soft finish card stock from the Happy flowers die . Use double sided adhesive sheets to cut the die cuts. Remove the backing paper and stick on dark blue colour. Fussy cut around the edge .
5. Cut the leaves in green card stock from Leafy Branch 3.
6. Adhere all the flowers and leaves with 3D foam tape as shown. Add pearls and sequins.
Finish with twine bow and  celebrate die cut.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away sets of the stitched dies ( a pack of 6 separate dies that includes: Stitched Hearts, Fishtails, Squares, Rectangles and Circles and Stitched Ovals) to 3 people.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge blog post and tell us "What designer challenge would you like to see in the future?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 10 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Visit the ECD store to check all the collection here

I would love to see what you create with the ECD products. Do share your work and also a leave a word if you like my work. I would be happy to hear from you.

List of supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Products
Sequins, pearls and twine. a scrap of black card stock. clear adhesive.