Nautical Thank You


Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. Today I would like to share my new nautical-themed Thank You card with you.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this fun nautical card:

1. Cut wood patterned cardstock 6″ x 12″. Score at 6″ and fold to create top fold card base.

2. Cut a piece of the same wood patterned cardstock 6″ x 6″ and adhere to the top portion of the inside of the card. Cut blue cardstock 6″ x 6″ and adhere onto the bottom portion of the inside of the card.

3. Using the Ring Accordion Card die set, position the largest accessory die 1″ from the top and 1″ from left side on the front of the card base and die cut. This cut will serve as the base of the ‘porthole’.


4. Using the Ring Accordion Card die set, trace around the outer ring edge and fussy cut the blue cardstock, create 4 large circles. Using the same die set, position the largest accessory die in the center of these large circles and die cut. These larger rings will be the outer frame of the ‘porthole’.

5. Using the Ring Accordion Card die set, position the largest accessory die inside the ring card die and die cut 4 rings, cut out center label and trim off the long side tab to create rings. These smaller rings will be the secondary frame of the ‘porthole’. Using the same ring card die, die cut clear acetate, which will be used as the window of the ‘porthole’.

The photo below will show you all of the ring cut pieces for the ‘porthole’ frame.


6. Adhere 3 of the larger rings onto the card base to create a large frame around the ‘porthole’. Adhere 2 of the smaller rings onto the larger rings to create a smaller frame around the ‘porthole’. Adhere the acetate circle die cut on top and finish with the last smaller ring die cut. Adhere 1 large ring die cut onto the inside of the card base with one smaller ring die cut on top. Place red glitter dots onto the larger ring frames to complete the ‘porthole’. Set aside.

7. Die cut 10 flags from patterned and blue papers using the rectangle flag and label dies from the Lots of Pops die set. Adhere the flags onto thin natural hemp cord. Make sure that the sting is long enough to cross the card from the left all the way to the top right corner. Set aside.

8. Have Double Sided Adhesive, Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, Fishes and Lighthouses
Peel-off stickers in Gold, white cardstock and a clean non-stick craft mat ready for this step:
Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and place it upside down on your craft mat
(shiny side up). Place the peel-offs upside down on the release sheet (sticky side up) and place your white cardstock with the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet applied to it on top. (This will pick up the stickers onto the adhesive.) Turn over, remove the release sheet and cover adhesive and peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects.


9. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color the glittered peel-offs. Fussy cut around the peel-offs. Els has a wonderful video demonstrating this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers


10. Adhere the flags and bell onto the card front with foam squares. Adhere the glittered fish and seaweed, as well as the gold outline bubbles (circles) on the inside of the card, making sure that one fish is centered under the porthole. (Refer to photo.). Add Glitter Dots in Red and Blue to the fish. Add Glitter Dots in Red, spaced at even intervals around the porthole, on both the inside and outside of the card.

11. Die cut Thank You from blue cardstock. Adhere to lower right corner of card front.



As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it.

Hugs, Rita


Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (778) Lots of Pops die set
– (904) Ring Accordion die set
– (788) Thank You die
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-offs in Blue and Red
– (2574) Lighthouses Peel-offs in Gold
– (2349) Fishes Peel-offs in Gold
- (641) Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive

Other supplies:

– Momenta cardstock
– The Gilded Paper stack by DCWV
– Beach House paper pack by the Paper Studio
– Natural hemp cord
– Foam squares
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
– Toothpick or a corsage pin to apply glue to hemp cord
– Copic Markers: G21, G99, R59, Y08 and 0 (colorless blender)

Asian Flowers

DSC_0198-1Hi Everyone, it’s Jackie with today’s post. I have this passion of collecting all these fine papers, especially the Asian ones. I think these papers go well with the Asian Vases and the Asian Signs Peel-offs. 


1. Cut blue cardstock 7″x 10″ rectangle; score and fold in half to create card base.
(5″x 7″ side-fold).

2. Cut blue Asian paper 4 3/4″x 6 3/4″ and adhere to card front using double-sided adhesive. Cut blue swirl paper 4 1/2″x 6 1/2″ and adhere on top.

3. Place Asian Vase Peel-off onto turquoise patterned paper. Fill the spaces in the three flowers with the black negative pieces from the peel-off sheet. Cut out the Vase.

4. Cut one label from Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz using the Katie Label Accordion die. Reminder: Use the Metal Adaptor Plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. The cutting side of the die faces the metal plate with the Shimmer Sheetz inbetween. Emboss label using Swirly Curves folder. Highlight the pattern with black StazOn ink. (Note: There are two sides to the pattern – make sure to ink the side with the raised OUTLINES, not the raised SHAPES – Refer to the photo)

5. Adhere all pieces, including blue mesh, to card front. Use foam tape or dots for added dimension under the vase, flower branch, and label.

6. Add Asian Signs Peel-offs at the upper right to finish the card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs -

926 – Asian Signs Peel-offs in black

2516 – Asian Vases Peel-offs in black

E 119 – Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

903 – Katie Label Accordion die

SS 0103 – Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

502 – Double-sided Adhesive Sheets

Other -

Cardstock and patterned papers – Island Indigo, Blue Maruyama mesh – Magenta, Chipboard Pieces – Bo Bunny ‘Serenity’

Black StazOn ink pad – Tsukineko


Puppy Time Cards

Puppy Time Cards by Judi Kauffman

Judi Kauffman is back as today’s Guest Designer and once again she’s been making cards three at a time. This trio will tug at your heartstrings – Puppies and more puppies. Nothing could be cuter! And speaking of Heartstrings, that’s the name of the embossing folder she chose.

Thanks for inviting me to be here at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today, Joset. I have a soft spot for puppies, so of course I fell in love with the new Puppies Peel-offs (2584). They’re fun to color. And yes, I do seem to be making cards in batches of three lately. But there are five puppies on the peel-offs sheet so I could have made five one-pup cards instead. And I do have all of the negative shapes left for other projects so this is just the start!

Beginners: These cards are very easy and quick to make. Skip the pen doodling in step 3 and they’re even faster to finish!


1. Make top-fold card bases from pink linen-finish cardstock or use purchased pre-folded cards with matching envelopes. Option: Pick a different color palette instead of pink and red.
Sizes shown: 4.25” x 5.5” and 4” x 9.25”.

2. Place the peel-offs onto smooth white cardstock, arranging them as shown or as you prefer. Puppies can face each other or sit or stand on their own. Include the bones, bowls, hearts, and a greeting, or place the greeting on a separate piece of cardstock. Use the photos for layout ideas. TIP: Substitute a different peel-off for the greeting – Happy Birthday, Congratulations,
Get Well Soon. Or hand-write, stamp, or computer-generate a greeting if you want to say something that is not available in peel-offs.

3. Color puppies, bowls, hearts, and bones. Add doodles and dots with a white pen. Cut out, leaving a simple rectangle around the puppies (like the 4” x 9.25” card) or fussy cut selected areas, allowing portions of the peel-offs to extend past the rectangle (like the A2 cards). Option: Instead of realistic colors, puppies can be silly and bold (stripes, zigzags, pink and yellow with purple spots or whatever suits the occasion and the recipients!).

4. Mat the white rectangles to solid red cardstock (or color of choice).

5. Use the Heartstrings folder to emboss two 4” x 5” pieces of Red Iris Shimmer Sheetz. Accent the left and right sides of the card front with small bands or squares of the Shimmer Sheetz or use it as a larger frame behind a puppy and a message block. Keep the scraps for other projects. Options: Lightly sand to reveal the white core of the Shimmer Sheetz and tone down a bit of the shine. Use either side of the embossed Shimmer Sheetz (one side has raised hearts and strings; the other side has the reverse – de-bossed pattern).

6. Assemble the cards. Use foam tape or dots for added dimension under the puppies and message block.

7. Get out some postage stamps and send the cards on their way! Or deliver them in person, along with a hug.



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

2584 Puppies Peel-offs in Black

2580 Thinking of You Large Peel-offs in Black

SS0226 Shimmer Sheetz in Red Iris

E112 Heartstrings embossing folder

Double-sided adhesive sheets


Other – 

WorldWin Papers – ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# cardstock in White

Letraset – ProMarkers

Sakura of America – Gelly Roll Medium pen in White

Bazzill Basics Paper – Pre-folded cards with matching envelopes in Pink or color of choice

Foam dots or tape; Sanding block; Red cardstock


By The Sea Shore


Debra back again to share a tribute to summer with you. Even though fall has officially begun, here in Texas it’s still blazing hot, sunny and green. It sure doesn’t feel like fall! My mind keeps heading back to the beach and the wonderful days of summer I am not quite ready to let go. The new Seashells Peel-Offs inspired me to take those feelings and create a card to embody sun, surf and the carefree  life.

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Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold a piece of white 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size base. Emboss the front half with the Mini Mosaics Embossing Folder.

2. Cut a piece of  white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5. Cut a rectangle out of the middle leaving a 1/2″ edge all around to form a frame shape. Save the middle panel, we will use that to build our seascape.

3. Using a textured embossing powder sprinkled with a little Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter, heat emboss the bottom third of the frame to give the look of sand.

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4. Pick 5 seashells from the new Seashells Peel-Offs and place them on a page from a cast-off book or piece of sheet music. Lightly smudge with brown ink to give a vintage look and to add the illusion of some texture. Color with a clear glitter paint pen to add shimmer.

5. Roughly cut around peel-offs and adhere them to a piece of white cardstock for more stability. Then fussy cut peel-offs. *Note- using a black marker to cover the cut white edge is a great way to hide any areas that didn’t get trimmed closely enough. Just be careful not to let the marker jump to the front of your shell and leave a mark. Work slowly and you should get good results.

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6. Tear strips of three shades blue cardstock- dark, medium and light, into thin uneven strips. Adhere them to the rectangle piece cut in step 2 starting with the lightest color at the top overlapping with a darker color until the whole piece is covered. Add a few random darker pieces in for more interest. Curl back some of the edges for added texture.

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7. This is the completed panel. Do not trim the excess off the sides unless they stick out past the edge of the frame. The extra length on the side will cover any gaps when you adhere the panel behind the frame.

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8. To assemble the card, add foam adhesive to the back of the frame. Only peel the liner off the bottom edge. Center it on the card base and adhere down the bottom edge only. Add adhesive to the back of the torn panel. Slide the panel behind the frame, center it and secure down. Peel the liner from the rest of the foam adhesive on the back of the frame and secure down.

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9. To complete the card, arrange the seashells on the front. Die cut Hello from white cardstock and adhere to top of frame. Free hand cut two tiny “seagulls” from the edge of the sheet of Peel-Offs and add to the sky on the torn panel. Here is another look:

ECD Sept 13 blog shells 1 P1060945

I hope my card helped you hang on to summer just a little bit longer! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:
2527 Seashells Peel-Off
E116 Mini Mosaic Embossing Folder
787 Hello Die
609 Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Supplies:
Cardstock- Bazzill
Piccolo Brownstone Enamel Powder
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Clear Wink of Stella Brushpen
Foam Adhesive




Hello Seashells


Hi! It’s Candy back to share a nautical card.

This card uses one of the brand new Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seashells! I love everything related to the sea, so I was particularly happy to play with these.


1. Cut card base 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at center and fold.

2. Cut patterned paper 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to card base.


3. Adhere Double-Sided Adhesive to white cardstock.

4. Peel off protective backing and turn it over on the table in front of you with the shiny side up. Peel off the two seashells and the crab sticker as shown in the picture above and place stickers sticky side UP on protective backing. Pick up adhesive covered cardstock and turn it over onto stickers. Turn over so the cardstock is on the bottom and peel off protective backing. Stickers will now be right side up on top of adhesive.

5. Cover adhesive with Silk Microfine Glitter. Shake off excess. Burnish with finger.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 until all stickers are coated. Use Fire Opal, Orange and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter for the other seashells.


7. Color Cool Diamond glittered seashells and crab with Copics or other alcohol-based markers as shown in the photo above, blending from lighter to darker tones for dimension.

8. Cut out all images.


9. Adhere knotted twine fishing net to card.

10. Use dimensional foam adhesive to adhere crab and seashells to card.


11. Die cut Hello from black and white cardstock. Layer and adhere with white on top, slightly offset to allow black to show as a shadow.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

502 Double-Sided Adhesive

2575 Seashells Peel-offs in Black

609 Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter

613 Orange Silk Microfine Glitter

633 Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

787 Hello die


Other Products:

Cardstock in White (Stampin’ Up!)

By the Sea Collection anchor pattern paper (Graphic 45); Option: or any nautical theme paper

Copic Sketch Markers

Knotted twine fishing net

Dimensional Foam Adhesive



Nautical Hello Card

Card Front Straight

Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for Elizabeth Craft Designs

The new Peel-Offs include nautical themed designs. I decided to step a little outside my box and create something different, at least for me anyway since it’s not a theme I frequent.

Making the Card

1. From the Nautical paper pack: cut a piece of red cardstock 10×7 inches. Fold in half to create a card base. Cut a piece of cream cardstock to 9 1/2 x 7 inches; fold in half. Using Lorna Label Pop Up main die, center and die cut along fold.

2. Cut piece of cream cardstock 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Cut piece of blue/cream striped cardstock
6 1/2 x 2 inches; adhere to bottom of cream cardstock. From Basic Black Shimmer Sheetz, cut a thin strip 6 1/2 inches; adhere over seam as shown.

3. Stamp compass rose on graph paper from Far and Away paper pad using Black Soot Distress Ink. Tear it out in a square. Using the blending tool, add Antique Linen Distress Ink around edges. Crumple.

4. Using main die from the Lorna Label Pop Up, die cut label from red cardstock and trim down to just the label. Find the US map in the Far and Away paper pad. Using banner die, cut flags of varying lengths as desired. Arrange and adhere to red label as shown; trim from back with scissors following label contour. Adhere a piece of cheesecloth from behind as shown.

Inside Straight

5. Adhere Peel-Offs shown on card to watercolor paper and paint with watercolors. Fussy cut around each – cut “rope” off life preserver. Using your fingers, gently shape by rounding edges down for all but the life preserver.


6. Braid a length of blue/white twine to about 9 or 10 inches. Use half to tie a nautical knot. Die cut a banner from Lorna Label Pop Up set from cream cardstock; set a red eyelet at each end of banner and thread ends of twine as shown, adhering and trimming ends behind banner.

Card Front Angle

7. Arrange and adhere pieces to front of card as shown, using dimensional tape for label, shells and banner.

8. From blue cardstock, die cut label from Lorna Label Pop Up and emboss with stitching; sand lightly to show stitches. Adhere to center of pop up.

Inside Angle

9. Cut 6 copies of Hello word from black cardstock. Glue each layer on top of the other to create a thick stack. Add Glossy Accents to top layer. Set aside to dry. Cut talk bubble from cream cardstock. Adhere Hello to talk bubble.

10. Using the other half of the braided twine, glue behind handles of life preserver.

11. Color some of the transparent Glitter Dots in matching blue with alcohol marker (optional). Adhere to pop up as shown.

12. Adhere pop up to inside of card. Adhere everything to pop up as shown using dimensional tape.



Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

  • Watercolors
  • Nautical Paper Pad (Craft Smith)
  • Black Cardstock
  • Glossy Accents
  • Twine, Blue/White
  • Red Eyelets
  • Cheesecloth
  • Far and Away Teresa Collins 6×6, Map Paper
  • Stamp, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Air Travel CMS 102, Compass Rose
  • Blending Tool
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Antique Linen
  • Blue Alcohol Marker
  • Dimensional Tape

Halloween Card Trio

It’s no trick – you’re in for a treat with Guest Designer Judi Kauffman’s Halloween Card Trio!
She used Peel-offs she designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs – Halloween in Frame Peel-offs 2585 in Gold and she sneaked in some leftovers from an accordion card, too.

Thank you for inviting me to be today’s Guest Designer, Joset. I love everything about Halloween: Candy, costumes, and – drum roll, please – CARDS! If you are an experienced card maker, scroll through the project photos and create your own versions. If you are a beginner, I hope my very thorough (but lengthy) instructions will ensure your success.


Halloween in Frame Peel-offs can be used in a variety of ways and they are available in Gold
(my choice today), Silver and Black. They match Karen Burniston’s Katie Label Accordion Card die (see the card shown below for inspiration) or you can use them for side-fold cards like the tall trio featured today.

Stretch the sheet by using the “extras” – broom, candy corn kernels, mouse, negative shapes left over from the witch’s hat and the small spider – on treat bags, place cards, or on more cards.



1. Place Halloween Peel-offs (including the negative pieces from the witch’s hat) onto white cardstock and color with alcohol-based markers or medium of choice. Tip: For the extra hat, use orange or another bright color for the hatband but color all the way around the hat shape with black marker.

2. Cut out the Peel-offs.

3. Cut a 3” x 12” vertical strip from the right hand side of the 12” x 12” Somewhere in Time “Elegance” paper. Cut the strip into three 4” pieces.

Secret Design Strategy: This is NOT a Halloween theme paper! We’ll hide the hot air balloon and sewing pattern under the Halloween in Frame Peel-offs in step 6.

4. Mat these three rectangles onto orange cardstock leaving a narrow border.


5. Double-mat Howl at the Moon and Beware cardstock stickers onto black and orange cardstock. Single-mat You Bewitch Me cardstock sticker onto orange cardstock.

6. Complete the card fronts. Use the photos as a reference for the layouts. IMPORTANT: Be sure to position the Spider, Witch and Jack O’ Lantern onto the patterned paper rectangles precisely as spelled out below:

*WITCHY CARD – Notice the position of the faux stitching and the ivy tendril on the Witchy card. (This was originally the top third of the paper strip.)

*SPIDER CARD – Notice the position of the faux stitching and tiny bit of ivy on the Spider card. (This was originally the middle third of the paper strip, but it has been turned upside down so the lighter area is at the right and the ivy is at the bottom.)

*JACK O’ LANTERN CARD – Notice the position of the faux stitching and two shades of brown on the Jack O’ Lantern card.
(This was originally the bottom third of the paper strip.)

7. Add foam dots or tape under the large label-shaped Peel-offs, candy corn, mouse, broom, and extra hat. Use double-sided adhesive to adhere the patterned paper rectangles.


8. Final details:

*WITCHY CARD – Add the extra hat, the mouse, two rows of Lines Dots Peel-offs, four Velvet Adhesive stars (leftovers from the Katie Stars Frame Edges used on the 3-panel Katie Label Accordion Card shown earlier for inspiration), the black spider peel-off (an extra from the sheet used for the Accordion card), and the matted cardstock sticker.

*SPIDER CARD – Add 8mm wiggle eyes (use GemTac glue), two extra candy corn kernels, four rows of Lines Dots Peel-offs, the gold spider from the Halloween in Frame Peel-offs sheet, and the matted cardstock sticker.

*JACK O’ LANTERN CARD – Add the extra broom, one candy corn kernel, four rows of Lines Dots Peel-offs, three Velvet Adhesive stars (leftovers from the Katie Stars Frame Edges used on the 3-panel Katie Label Accordion Card shown earlier for inspiration), and the matted cardstock sticker.

9. Options:

*Color on Silk Microfine Glitter for extra sparkle.

*Change to a different layout and card size, for example, square, 5” x 7”, accordion, or standard A2 measuring 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”.


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

2585 Halloween in Frame Peel-offs in Gold (plus leftover spider from 2585 in Black)

1134 Lines Dots Peel-offs in Gold

Transparent Double Sided Adhesive

Other –

ProMarkers (Letraset); ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# cardstock in White (WorldWin Papers); Somewhere in Time Collection 12 x 12 #16401410 Elegance (BoBunny); Pre-made 4” x 9 1/4” cards with matching envelopes (Bazzill Basics Paper); An Eerie Tale Collection Cardstock Stickers (Graphic 45); 8mm wiggle eyes; foam dots or tape; GemTac Glue to attach wiggle eyes (Beacon Adhesives); Orange and black cardstock

Coloring on Velvet

Hi crafty friends, it’s Raquel here today. I wanted to make a fall theme card with lots of texture, so I used burlap ribbon, peel-offs and Velvet Adhesive Sheets to create this project. I loved discovering and learning a new way to use Velvet Adhesive Sheets! Let me show you how it works.

ECD Coloring on Velvet

1. Cut tan cardstock at 5.5 x 8.5. Score at 4.25 and fold in half for a standard A2 size card base.

2. Cut Bronze Shimmer Sheetz at 4 x 5. Emboss using the Trendy Tiles 1 embossing folder and lightly sand with a sanding block. To alter the sanded and embossed Shimmer Sheetz, pounce Blending Solution, Currant & Meadow Alcohol Ink onto Shimmer Sheetz and swipe the White StazOn pad over the top of the Shimmer Sheetz. Tip: To avoid getting any alcohol ink onto the white ink pad, use an applicator tool instead of the pad to apply the color.

ECD Coloring on Velvet pieces 2

3. Die cut the words Thank You three times from white cardstock and once from White Velvet Adhesive Sheet.  Layer and glue the four pieces on top of each other, ending with the Velvet on top. Use markers to create an ombre (blended color) effect. Start with the darkest color at the bottom and blend to the lightest color at the top. Tip: It’s very easy to color on Velvet Adhesive Sheets, and it’s so pretty too!

4. Cut a length of burlap ribbon to 5.25 and staple to Shimmer Sheetz.

ECD Coloring on Velvet pieces 1

5. Use fine-point tweezers to remove Pumpkins Peel-off and place it sticky side up on a clean craft sheet on your work table. Cut a piece of White Velvet Adhesive large enough to fit the Peel-Off. Place Velvet Adhesive Sheet (Velvet side down) on top of the Peel-Off. The Peel-off will lift onto the Velvet.

6. Color with Tombow Dual Brush Markers. Use the blender pen to blend the colors. Set aside to dry. Cut out images. (Drying time depends on climate and how heavily the color is applied.)

7. Assemble card as shown. For added dimension, use foam tape behind the pumpkins.

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8. To decorate a coordinating envelope: Cut a piece of Sticker Transfer Sheet large enough to fit the negative pieces leftover from the Pumpkins. Place Sticker Transfer Sheet on top of negative pieces and burnish with a bone folder or the bowl of a spoon. Slowly lift up the Sticker Transfer Sheet to make sure all pieces have been lifted. If not keep burnishing. Move the Transfer sheet to the lower left side of the envelope and burnish again to release the pieces onto the envelope.

ECD Coloring on Velvet envelope

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to try it yourself.


Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

788 Thank You Die

SS0215 Bronze Shimmer Sheetz

2538 Pumpkins Peel-Offs

405 White Velvet Adhesive Sheet

KB102 Trendy Tiles Embossing Folder

600 Sticker Transfer Sheet


Other Supplies

Tan card stock

White A2 sized envelope

Bone folder or tablespoon

Tombow Dual Brush Markers

White StazOn Ink (Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko)

Glossy Accents, Currant and Meadow Alcohol Inks (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (idea-ology)

Burlap Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)








Winner $50 Elizabeth Craft Designs Asian Theme Prize Package

Hello everyone,

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Today we would like to announce our winner who will receive an Asian Theme Prize Package valued at $50 (US).


Thank you for leaving your comment on our blog Barb Thompson, you are today’s lucky winner!

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Have a great day,

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Team

Lighthouse Card


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today. Sunday will be Father’s Day down here in Australia and New Zealand so I wanted to create a masculine card for my blog post today. Although I did end up changing my card from a Father’s Day card to a birthday card it could, of course, be used for either occasion. I know I never have enough masculine-theme cards to keep everyone in my family happy.

The Lighthouses Peel-Off Stickers are one of the recently-released Peel-Off Stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I couldn’t wait to play with the sheet!

Here is how I created my card:


1. Adhere a piece of double sided adhesive to white cardstock approximately 3 x 4 inches.
Remove release sheet and place it shiny side up on your work table.

2. Place lighthouse, rope and starfish peel-offs, sticky side up, onto the release sheet.

3. Take your white cardstock with the adhesive and place the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet that has the peel-offs on it. The peel-offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the cardstock.

4. Turn your cardstock over so the release sheet is now on top. Carefully take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive.

5. Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. Review Els van de Burgt’s video tutorial about the glittering technique here. Using Copics or any brand of alcohol-based markers, color your images as shown or as you prefer.

6. Cut out the lighthouse, rope and starfish, staying close to the black outlines, and set the three pieces aside.

7. Die cut one accordion page from blue cardstock using the Katie Label Accordion Card.
Trim off the side tab and also cut off the center label. Set aside the frame to use in step 10. Set aside the label to use in step 15.

8. Adhere a piece of double sided adhesive to the back of red cardstock approx. 6 1/2 inches x 5 inches, big enough to fit two sets of the Katie Stars Frame Edges. Die cut edges.

9. Adhere the Stars Frame Edges around the accordion frame, taking care to line up the corners where they connect.

10. Cut a piece of designer paper and adhere this behind the accordion frame cut in step 7.
The paper will show through the center of the frame.

11. Layer this piece onto a 4 1/2 x 5 3/4-inch piece of red cardstock.

12. Cut two pieces of white cardstock that measure 4 3/4 inches x 6 inches. Using a sponge,
apply light brown ink to distress the edges of both pieces. Option: Instead of two pieces of white cardstock, fold one piece of cardstock measuring 4 3/4 x 12 inches in half to create a top folding card ( 4 3/4 x 6 inches when folded). You will need a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock to cut down for this option.

13. Score the top of one of the pieces of white cardstock at 1/2 inch (along the short edge). Fold and adhere this piece to the back of the other piece of white cardstock to create a top folding card.

14. Adhere all the layers you have created to the front of the white card base.

15. Take the blue center label from step 7 and use scissors to create a curved edge at the top and bottom of this piece, removing the tabs. Tip: The easiest way to get a precise curve when removing the tags is to die cut another piece from scrap paper and trim off the center piece. Fold the center piece in half and trim the curve while folded. Use this as your template to trim the blue label.

15. Using the large accessory label from the Katie Label Accordion Card set die cut one white label. Using a sponge, apply light brown ink to distress the edges of the white label.

16. Layer the two labels. Position them on the card using foam tape for dimension.


17. Roughly trim around the negative part of the lighthouse and rope peel-off which remained on the sticker sheet. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the images as per the photo above.

18. Cut a piece of a Sticker Transfer Sheet approximately 3 x 4 1/2 inches. Remove the protective backing from the Transfer Sheet and place this onto the negative portion of the lighthouse Peel-Off Sticker. Burnish the Transfer Sheet and carefully all of the negative pieces. Position the lighthouse on the inside of the card at the bottom left. Burnish again to release the pieces from the Transfer Sheet onto the cardstock. Repeat the process to lift and position the negative pieces from the knotted rope. (The Sticker Transfer Sheet can be used over and over.)

19. You can see Els van de Burgt’s video tutorial demonstrating how to use a Sticker Transfer Sheet here.

20. Add a Happy Birthday Large Peel-off in Black to the right of the lighthouse.


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Lighthouses Peel-Offs (2574)

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Foam tape

Copic or other alcohol-based markers

Wave pattern sheet from Anchored 6 x 6 Paper Pad – Authentique