Pastel Challenge by Judi Kauffman

Judi Kauffman is back with another guest designer project. She gave herself an interesting challenge – using soft colors that are not what she usually chooses.

That’s right, Joset. I decided to limit myself to pastels, rarely the palette I pick. And instead of my favorite black outline peel-offs I used gold, another way to dial things down a notch.

Sticking to the parameters I set for myself wasn’t easy! I couldn’t resist sneaking in a sliver of Dark Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz and some Pink/Silver Glitter Dots for one of the Flower Circle Happy Birthday cards. And even though I picked the lightest pens I own for the shades of purple and yellow, blue and green, I found myself adding an almost-bright bubblegum pink. The result is definitely offbeat, not at all what I tried to do! I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that if I like quirky combinations when I’m using exclusively bright colors the same would be true with pastels.

Instead of step-by-step instructions, I’m going to simply offer guidelines, my design strategies.
This way, ANY outline peel-offs can be used for the same kind of cards.

*Give yourself a challenge! Pick a palette of pens that is not your usual go-to assortment.
(If you usually use pastels, go for the bright end of the spectrum.)

*Put outline peel-offs onto smooth white cardstock or watercolor paper.

*Use the extras from your peel-off sheet(s) in unexpected ways. Example: The Flower Cuties “scenes” on my cards have little butterflies and flower clusters made from leftover pieces
(leaves that were intended for layering, thin lines from daffodil stems, water droplets).

*Experiment with the pens on a scrap of white cardstock or watercolor paper before working on your project. Give yourself some time to decide which pens look good together, trust your eye.

*Color inside the lines. Use flat colors the way I did, or do some blending. Another option: Go for Silk Microfine Glitter in Warm or Cool Diamond and color or blend on top of the sparkling surface. (See Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video for a tutorial on the glitter technique)

*Cut around the peel-offs as shown or as you prefer (close to the outline for the circles, leaving a rectangle for the “scenes”).

*Layer onto plain cardstock or a mix of plain cardstock and embossed and sanded Shimmer Sheetz. Use foam squares for dimension (as shown), or keep the cards flat. Allow the card sizes to vary or stick to standard sizes. Four of the six cards shown are standard A2 (4.25” x 5.5”). The Flower Cutie with watering can is 4.5” x 6.25”, the Flower Circle is 5” x 6”.

*Add gold peel-off greetings or die cut greetings in a coordinating color. (Tip: Velvet Adhesive Sheets work well for die cut greetings)


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

2566 Flower Cuties 1 Peel-offs in Gold

2530 Flower Circle Frames Peel-offs in Gold

7018 Glitter Dots Peel-offs in Pink/Silver

390 Happy Birthday Peel-offs in Gold

Double-sided Adhesive Sheets

Shimmer Sheetz in Purple, Green, Yellow, and Pink Iridescent

Letraset – ProMarkers

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

Fiskars – Micro Tip Scissors

Other – For layering and card bases, 3-5 colors of cardstock to coordinate with the pens used for coloring (any manufacturer); foam dots, squares or tape (any manufacturer)

Hello Rubber Ducky

Hello Friends,

This is Rita here. For today’s post I have two words – baby & shower. As soon as I received the new dies, the Rubber Ducky and the Hello Stand Up Helper were my instant favorite. I had the idea to create baby shower invitations. Knowing that I would be creating several cards, I wanted to keep the design simple yet fun and unique.

This is how I created my cards:

1. To create the card base, cut white cardstock at 4 11/16″ wide x 9 3/8″ long, score at 2 5/16″ and at 4 11/16″ lengthwise. Whenever I create multiple cards, I mark my score marks on the board, which makes it easier to repeat the steps.

2. Die cut the Accordion Circle Card base from polka dot cardstock. Trim the extra fold piece that would otherwise connect one accordion panel to the next. Turn the die cut at 90 degree as shown.


3. Adhere the polka dot cardstock onto the white card base, lining up the fold of the polka dot cardstock with the first score line of the white card base. Please make sure to leave the top half of the circle of the polka dot die cut unattached, as this area will serve as the “stand up” portion.

4. Using Velvet Adhesive Sheets, die cut each element of the Rubber Ducky die set.


5. Assemble each rubber ducky and adhere onto the front of the polka dot cardstock.


6. Using complimenting polka dot and patterned cardstock, cut cardstock at 4 11/16″ wide x 3″ high and adhere onto the inside of the white card base.

7. Center the Hello Stand Up Helper over the polka dot cardstock and secure with a small piece of craft tape, as shown. Also cut the stand up helper from Yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheet that will overlay the white die cut.


8. Using the same white cardstock as the card base, cut cardstock at 4 3/16″ wide x 2 1/2″ high and adhere onto the inside of the card base, centered over the patterned cardstock.

9. Once the stand up helper is cut out, fold the front of the card and display the rubber ducky as a stand up card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

- (920) Rubber Ducky die set
- (938) Hello Stand Up Helper
Velvet Adhesive Sheets
- (769) Accordion Circle Card die set

Other supplies:
- White cardstock
- Blue cardstock
- Polka dot cardstock

Christmas Candle Circle Spiral Pull Card


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here again! Did you know there are only 5 months or 153 days until Christmas! I hate doing the last minute rush of getting Christmas cards made so I like to start in July and get a few made each month. Then come December I have a stash of them ready to send out. So today I am sharing a Christmas card I created using the new Spiral Circle Pull Card, designed by Karen Burniston, and the Candle die which have both just been released this month.

Here’s how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of red card so that it is 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score the card along the 8 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inches. Place the Spiral Circle Pull Card die so that the centre lugs on the die line up on the centre score line of the card and slightly up towards the top of the card. Run this though your die cutting machine.


2. Die cut the following pieces from the Candle die set: 1 candle base and 1 candle drip from white card that has Double Sided Adhesive applied to it. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to these pieces after die cutting. 2 holly leaves and 2 pine branches from green card. Sponge green ink to holly leaves after die cutting. 1 poinsettia flower from red card, 1 large flame from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, 1 medium flame and 1 flower center from Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and 1 small flame from Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.


3. Assemble candle as per photo above.


4. Adhere candle to the left side of the card base using foam tape.


5. Cut white circle using the largest circle accessory die from the Circle Spiral Pull Card set. Cut Merry Christmas from Red Velvet Adhesive and adhere to white circle. Adhere white circle to card base using foam tape.


6. Place spiral die inside the circle die (both from the Circle Spiral Pull Card set) and die cut spiral from red card.


7. Apply some glue around the outer edge of the spiral piece and adhere to the inside of the card as per photo above. Next apply glue to the center of the spiral, then close the card and apply pressure for a few seconds. Let glue dry.


8. Die cut 10 poinsettia flowers from red card, 10 holly leaves from green card, 6 pine branches from green card (sponge edges with green ink after die cutting) and 10 flower centers from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

9. Adhere flower centers to each poinsettia. Adhere holly leaves and pine branches behind each poinsettia. Adhere an extra leaf and branch behind one (the one for the candle on the left). Adhere flowers to the card and along the spiral as shown. Adhere 4 single flowers to the back of the ones that are adhered to the spiral. (Note: you may need to have the holly leaves on the 4 flowers which are backing the flowers on the spiral in reverse so that they match the holly leaves that can been seen on the front of the spiral).


10. Die cut tag from from white card and stamp sentiment onto this using black ink. Adhere tag to the center of the spiral so the hole on the tag is under the flower as per photo above.

11. Add striped patterned paper (1 3/8 inch wide) to the right hand edge of the card.

12. Add green candy dots to each of the closures.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card (designed by Karen Burniston)
919 Candle 
944 Merry Christmas 
763 Tags
SS 0229 Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
SS 0108 Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
SS 0109 Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
501 Double Sided Adhesive 
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microsoft Glitter
402 Red Velvet Adhesive Sheets
Other Products
Red Card
Green Card
White Card
FM Clear Stamps Little Messages Stamp Set
Authentique Wonder 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam tape
Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Green candy dots
Green Ink Pad
Black Ink Pad


Thank You Flowers

ECD flower by Candy Spiegel

Hi! It’s Candy here and i’m back to show you a floral Thank You card. For this card I used the circle Stand-Up Helper from Stand-Up Helpers Set 2. I also used a flower Peel-Off that I thought would match perfect with the floral paper that I just purchased.


1. Cut paper 4 1/4″x11″. Score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″.

2. Use washi tape to hold round Stand-Up Helper die in place at the 2 3/4″ mark and cut.

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3. Cut white cardstock and Double-Sided Adhesive slightly larger than the flower Peel-Off. Remove backing off Double-Sided Adhesive and adhere to cardstock.

4. Remove other side of the adhesive and place it upside down on the table. Remove sticker and place it upside down on backing. Place adhesive/cardstock, sticky side down, on top of sticker. Flip over and remove cover.

5. Coat with Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter. Shake off excess and polish. (a coffee filter catches leftover glitter so it can be dumped back into the jar.)

6. Cut out sticker.

7. Repeat with small flower.

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8. Use tweezers to apply Glitter Dots and Glitter Flowers as shown.

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9. Cut patterned paper 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to top quarter of card base.

10. Attach large flower with dimensional adhesive.

11. Cut leaves from patterned paper. Adhere.

12. Cut patterned paper 4″ x 2 1/2″ and adhere below Stand Up Helper.

13. Cut patterned paper 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. Mat with another piece of patterned paper. Adhere to card.

14. Cut sentiment from patterned paper and adhere to card.

15. Adhere small flower to inside of card.

16. Apply Glitter Flowers as shown.

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17. Apply Double-Sided Adhesive to white cardstock. Use circle die from Crystal Flowers Set to cut flower center.

18. Peel-off protective sheet and apply Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish. Attach with dimensional adhesive.

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I hope you enjoyed making this card!


Elizabeth Craft Designs

501 Double-Sided Adhesive

930 Stand-Up Helpers Set 2

629 Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter

609 Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter

0413 Big Flowers Peel-Off Sticker

7018 Glitter Dot Peel-Off Sticker

7048 Glitter Flower Peel-Off Sticker

801 Fine Pointed Tweezers

723 Thank You Die

730 Curvy Leaves Die

924 Crystal Flower Set


Other Supplies

White Cardstock

Patterned Paper (We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer)

Dimensional Adhesive


Spooky Candle Card


Debra here today with something a little different.  We’ve had a lot of  Christmas in July ideas so how about Halloween in July!! I absolutely love the Candle die and while working on a Christmas card my son suggested the candle would make a great Halloween candle too. I loved the idea! Today’s card uses the same sketch I used in a Christmas version of the card. If you have a great sketch to start with you can alter it to almost any occasion by simply changing the color scheme and papers.

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1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 4 x 5 1/4 and die cut the largest oval from the Accordion Oval Card die in the center of the paper. Cut a piece of green cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5 and adhere to the center of the card base.

2. Die cut a candle from Black Shimmer Sheetz, the candle drips and flames from white cardstock covered with double sided adhesive, the pine branches from black cardstock, and green poinsettias from the Candle die set. Die cut orange and purple holly leaves from the Holly die.

3. Peel the liner off the candle drip and flame die cuts. Glitter the drip and middle flame with Orange Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger to set the glitter in the adhesive and bring up the shine. Repeat the same process with Warm Silk Microfine Glitter on the small and large flame.

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4. Using black ink, ink the edges of the pattern piece, holly leaves, poinsettias. Ink a little heavier on the top of the oval to suggest the soot from the burning candle. Assemble the candle by adhering the glittered drips to the top of the candle. Color the large flame with Copic V17 and the small flame with Y17. Adhere them together. Add black Glitter Dots to the centers of the flowers.

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5. Adhere the pattern oval frame to the center of the card over the green cardstock using pop dots or foam adhesive. Add candle and flames on pop dots to the center of the oval. Arrange and adhere the holly leaves, alternating colors, along the bottom of the oval.

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6. Die cut only the word Greetings from the Season’s Greeting die in white cardstock. Adhere curved as shown. Add a little “soot” black ink to the bottom of Greetings. Add the flowers on pop dots and the black pine branches. Add Glitter Dots to the top branches to complete.

Happy Halloween!

Here are both cards side by side so you can compare. Which do you like best?

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I hope you enjoyed making this project with me. This same sketch and die sets could easily be used for a birthday card, sympathy or gratitude card. The possibilities are endless!

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:
945 Season’s Greetings
926 Holly Leaves & Berries
919 Candle
772 Accordion Oval Card
613 Orange Silk Microfine Glitter
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors- Black

Other Supplies:
Pattern Paper- Graphic 45
Cardstock- Bazzill
Black Ink
Pop Dots/Foam Adhesive

Christmas in July


Hi, It’s Jackie and I’m back showing you another Christmas card using the newest Candle die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and these Graphic 45 papers coordinate really well with the candle die.


1. Create card base from black cardstock. Cut 7″ x 10″ rectangle, score and fold in half (5″x7″ finished card size).

2. Cut Holly paper 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Sponge edges and adhere to card base using double-sided adhesive.

3. Cut cream word paper 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Sponge edges and adhere to Holly paper.

4. Using the Accordion Oval Card by Karen Burniston, cut one accordion page out of black candle paper. Cut out middle oval and trim long side tab leaving just the outside frame. Adhere to card using dimensionals.

5. Cut candle from Red Velvet Adhesive. Cut flames from Yellow Iridescent and Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Apply double-sided adhesive to white cardstock and cut out candle drippings. Remove release sheet, apply Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter and burnish with your finger. Assemble candle and adhere to card.

DSC_0137-16.  Cut Holly Leaves and Berries from Green and Red Velvet Adhesive as shown. Apply PanPastel using small applicator using Phthalo Green X-Dark and Phthalo Blue S/Shade to add some shading.DSC_0133-1

7. Cut 2 Holly Borders from Green Velvet Adhesive. Adhere to both sides of the oval. Add Red Glitter Dots as shown.

8. Cut out holly leaves from paper called ‘Calling Birds’. Cut berries using the Holly Leaves & Berries from Red Velvet Adhesive. Adhere to card using dimensionals. Adhere Transparent Glitter Borders along the green Holly paper as shown.

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

919 – Candle

926 – Holly Leaves & Berries

925 – Holly Border

772 – Accordion Oval Card

402 – Red Velvet Adhesive Sheets

403 – Green Velvet Adhesive Sheets

SS 0108 – Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS 0109 – Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

Sku 7018 – Red Glitter Dots

Sku 7010 – Transparent Gold/Silver Glitter Borders

638 – Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter

502 – Double- sided Adhesive Sheet

Cardstock and Patterned Papers – Basic Black, Whisiper White – Stampin’ Up!, 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Emporium -Graphic 45

Other: Paper trimmer, die cut machine, Phthalo Green X-Dark 620.1, Phthalo Blue S/Shade 560.1 – PanPastel, Dimensionals – Stampin’ Up!

Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduory – Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger

Crystal Flowers

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel here today. When I first saw Elizabeth Craft Designs’ new die set called Crystal Flowers set 1, I couldn’t wait to create a card showcasing how beautiful they are.
I used several 2014 Summer Release dies for this card, including the Circle Spiral Pull Card for the base. Let me show you how I made this card, simply change the colors and sentiment to suit your needs.

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1.  Cut pattern paper at 5 x 8 and score at 4 to form a finished base card of 5 x 5.

2.  Line the Circle Spiral Pull Card alignment nubs on the score line and die cut. Cut a spiral (included in Circle Spiral Pull Card) from the same pattern paper.

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3.  Die cut 1 of each size solid shaped Crystal Flowers from Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.
Die cut 1 one of each size overlay from paper that has Double Sided Adhesive on it. From green paper die cut 2 Holly Borders as shown in the picture below.

4.  Remove release sheet from the 2 Crystal Flower overlays and 2 flower centers, cover with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess and polish with your finger. Adhere overlay to Crystal Flower solid shapes and adhere flower centers.

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5.  Using Candle die, cut 3 pine springs, 2 triple berries, 1 single berry and 1 poinsettia (including circle) on paper that has Double Sided Adhesive on it. Cut 2 holly leaves from green paper.
See picture below.

6.  Remove release sheet from all pieces cut in step 5 and cover with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess and polish with your finger.

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7.  Using Holiday House, die cut 1 green small decorator door (I used this as a tag). Place Merry Christmas Peel-Off Sticker and star on tag.

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8.  Adhere Spiral end only to the circle area using liquid glue or a glue dot. To glue the other end, place a glue dot or liquid glue at the end of the spiral and close card to adhere, this will ensure perfect placement.

9.  Use Glitter Dots for the berries on both of the Holly Borders. Cut one of the Holly Border die cuts into small pieces and adhere to several places on the spiral as shown. Adhere poinsettia and tag to spiral as shown.

10.  Adhere Holly Border to the left side of card.

11. Adhere largest Crystal Flower and 2 pine sprigs to front circle. Adhere smaller Crystal Flower and 1 pine sprig to top right corner of card.

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

924 Crystal Flower Set 1

922 Crystal Flower Overlay Set 1

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card

925 Holly Border

919 Candle

918 Holiday House

SS 0229 Yellow Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

501 Double Sided Adhesive

614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter

351 Gold Merry Christmas Peel-Off Sticker

Other Products:

Pattern Paper from Authentique

Green paper

White paper


Snowman Katie Label Accordion Card

Hi everyone! Helen here with a Christmas Accordion card today. I know we have been seeing a lot of  ‘Christmas in July’ lately, but it’s hard to resist with all of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ wonderful new die releases! Starting your Christmas cards now is actually a pretty good idea. I always end up getting to the middle of December, with a grand total of about three cards made and a mad panic to make more!

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1. Cut out two plain white Katie Label Accordion panels and eight border pieces from blue glitter card using the Katie Stars Frame Edges. Keep four of the tiny blue stars which are left over from cutting the borders.

2. Use the Katie Label Accordion die to cut blue patterned paper center pieces. Cut off the excess tabs by hand.

3. Cut out the various parts of the snowman as shown below including two snow drifts, a ‘Merry Christmas’, a large star and two snowflakes from the Spiral Circle Pull Card set. (Please note that the small black gems shown in the picture below didn’t end up being used!)

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4. Using a glue runner, glue pen, white glue and small adhesive foam pads, assemble all the card parts, leaving the joining tabs of the two Katie Label Accordion panels till last.

5. Use one of the Katie Stars Frame Edges to cut three tiny red stars for the center of the two snowflakes and for decoration on the larger star.

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And it’s done! I challenge you to also have a go at a Christmas card in July!

Elizabeth Craft Design Products:

(903) Katie Label Accordion

(913) Katie Stars Frame Edges

(944) Merry Christmas

(929) Snowman

Other Products:

White cardstock

Blue glitter card

White glitter card

Blue patterned paper

Paper-backed hessian (from DCWV)

Star punch

Dark brown cardstock

Orange cardstock

Paper-backed red satin

Two googly eyes

Tape runner, white glue, glue pen and small adhesive foam pads.



A Spiral Circle Pull Card

Hi, Kelly Booth here! Have you seen the new Spiral Circle Pull Card by Karen Burniston yet?
This die is so much fun and it comes with 9 really cool accessory dies as well! There are so many different ways to use this die. I am going to show you one that I made using the cute bees from the Ladybugs Peel-Off sticker sheet.

Here is the front of the card in my happy colors!


And the card opened up:


Directions for making this card:

1. Cut a piece of teal cardstock 5.25″ by 11, score in half at 5.50″

2. Stamp background stamp on all sides of this piece with Audrey Blue dye Ink.

3. Place the Spiral Circle Pull Card die on the center fold lining up the little nubs to the fold and cut using your die cut machine like this:


4. Fold card so it pulls and trim 1.25″ from each side making the card 4.25″ by 5.50″.

5. Take a piece of white cardstock and run the Scalloped Spiral Circle Pull die through your die cutting machine and stamp polka dots on both sides. Blue on one side and yellow on the other.

6. Cut 3 sets of the Bunch of Flowers 1 from white cardstock.

7. Cut circle from white cardstock using the largest circle accessory die from the Ring Accordion set. Cut stitched circle from yellow cardstock using the middle stitched circle die from the same set.

Below is a photo showing the dies I used to finish the card:


8. Adhere a piece of double sided adhesive onto white cardstock large enough to fit one small bee and one large bee from the Ladybugs Peel-off sheet.

9. Remove release sheet and place bees peel-offs onto the adhesive. Shake some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive and bees, polish with your fingers and shake off excess glitter.

10. Color bees with alcohol markers and cut them out.

11. Apply a a tiny amount of liquid glue onto the back edge of the  large scalloped spiral pull and adhere it to the the large circle on the inside of the card.

12. Place a tiny bit of glue on the bottom of the center spiral and close card to get it in the right position. Let this dry.

13.  Adhere white flowers to the spirals and adhere a second flower to the back of each flower. Adhere Glitter Dot Peel-Offs to the flower centers and color them using a yellow alcohol marker. Place one on each side of the flower centers that are visible.

14. Glue small bee onto the spiral near the end so he pops up slightly when the card is opened.

15. Adhere a glitter dot on each of the closure tabs for a little sparkle.

Below is what it should look like at this point.


16. Cut a small oval from white cardstock using one of the accessory dies from the Katie Label Accordion Card set. Ink edges slightly and stamp sentiment in black. Adhere on the far right side of the card.

17. Adhere large white circle to the front of the card and the stitched yellow circle (cut in step 7) on top using pop dots.

18. Adhere large bee to the stitched yellow circle and add a flower or two for a finished look.


So many possibilities using this fun new die created by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs!

If you have any questions, leave a comment here and I will get back to you. Thank you for stopping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Spiral Circle Pull Card (916)

Accordion Circle Card (769)

Ring Accordion (904)

Katie Label Accordion (903)

Bunch of Flowers 1 (728)

Lady Bugs (2341)

Double Sided Adhesive “5 x 12″ (501)

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (641)

Glitter Dots Assorted colors (7018)

Other Supplies:

Impression Obsession Background Small Swirls stamp

Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye Ink

Teal, Yellow and white cardstock

Black Dye Ink

Die Cutting Machine

Foam Tape or Pop Dots

Copic Markers or Alcohol markers

Paper Trimmer

Liquid glue

‘Hello’ Stand Up Card

Hi – Karen Aicken here. For today’s post I wanted to share a different style of Stand-Up card using the new Hello Stand Up Helper die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I saw a similar card somewhere on the web and I wanted to make one right away. As you can see in the picture below, the card looks like a normal A2 sized card but the middle part with the jar adhered is where the card  stands up.
This is a quick card to make – Let’s get started!



1.  Cut a piece of card stock or patterned paper to 8.5 x 5.5″. Score in the centre at 4.25″ to give you a 5.5″ wide x 4.25″ tall top fold card.

2.  You are going to cut two vertical strips down the front of your card, one on each side.  Start at the fold and cut down to the bottom edge. Each strip is  1.25″ wide.  When you are finished your top fold card will have a 1.25 x 4.25″ strip, a 3 x 4.25″ strip and a 1.25 x 4.25″ strip … everything still joined at the fold but not at the bottom edge.


3.  Glue the two side strips down to the card, making sure the edges are even and leaving the 3 x 4.25″ wide” strip untouched.

4.  Now, score the 3 x 4.25″ strip in half horizontally at about 2″ from the bottom edge. (2-1/8 is exactly half, but I hate measuring 1/8″ so tend to go with the 2″ mark instead).


5.  Working on the inside of your card, decide on where you want your Stand Up Helper to be inside your card and place your die. I have been putting mine about 1″ up from the bottom edge.  It’s a good idea to hold it in place with a post-it note or piece of washi tape. Run it through your die cutting machine, where it will cut away the top edge but only score the bottom edge. (Brilliant!!)

6.  Decorate as desired. The decorative panels attached to each side strip measure 1″ x 4″. I also cut some flowers and leaves for the sides, adding foam tape and enamel dots.


The paper stack I used had a sheet of printed jars, so I fussy cut one out to use on this card, cutting the lid off of a 2nd one to pop up over the first with foam tape.

7.  Cut the small dragonfly, with the wings and overlay image from patterned paper and the body from white card stock. Adhere together and pop up on the panels with foam tape onto the jar.  Adhere the jar to the centre card panel, making sure to keep the adhesive below that 2″ fold line. This is the same as for regular Stand-Up cards too.


8.  To make the HELLO stand out a little more, I cut it again from pink card stock and trimmed off the bottom edge. Then I adhered it right on top of the one that cut through the inside of the card.

9.  Decorate the inside as desired. I added some die cut leaves and a flower & enamel dot, as well as a stamped image below the HELLO. You can cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper to fit above the Word Stand Up Helper; the height will depend on where you cut your Stand Up Helper, and the width is 2.75″.


I am loving Stand-Up (or Easel) cards these days. I love that they fold flat for mailing and can fit in a standard envelope. Then the card stands up for display!


This was actually the second card I made, the first one was quick and simple and you can see it today on my BLOG.  For my Elizabeth Craft Designs post though, I wanted to show how fun this card is to embellish.

I hope you will make some Stand Up Cards of your own! With the variety of Stand-Up Helpers now available here at ECD, there is truly something for any occasion.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

712 Small Dragonfly

730 Curvy Leaves

728 Bunch of Flowers (1)

938 Hello Stand Up Helper


Other Supplies Used:

Enamel Dots

Dotted stamp – Impress

Wink of Stella Glitter pen

Foam tape

Patterned Paper – American Crafts (Dear Lizzy)