Clean and simple cards in no time – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, It´s time for another guest design team post over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Have you ever been in a situation, when you need a card on a really short notice for a certain purpose? Or want to make a card for the opposite sex recipient? I thought I´d share a few simple ideas I like to use when such a situation occurs.

I have created three simple card ideas that can be varied in style by changing the papers and colors or even choosing another die cut die. Here is how to create the cards:

Instructions for the first card:

1. Take the ModaScrap Manly Man 6×6 inch sized paper pack and pick two papers of your choice from it.
2. Place on of the papers into your die cutting machine and die cut a border with the Valentines Edges die cut dies as shown in the picture above.

3. Now take a white card base and adhere the second paper of your choice onto the base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape leaving 1/3 of the card base empty.
4. Next adhere the die cut border overlappingly on top of the first paper, again leaving a strip of white card base to be seen.5. Next take the Sentiments 2 clear stamp set and stamp the sentiment underneath the die cut border with black stamp ink.
6. Finally add some faux stitching and a wood veneer arrow as decoration.

Instructions for the second card:

  1. Take the ModaScrap Sailor´s Life 6×6 inch paper set and choose two papers out of it.
  2. Next die cut one big layered star with the Stitched Stars die cut die from the chosen papers by taking every second die for the first chosen paper and every second die cut die size for the second chosen paper. Place on top of the paper as shown in the pictures above. This way you only need to die cut twice.

3. Then arrange the die cut star pieces onto a white card base as shown in the picture (one pattern repeats itself every second layer).
4. Finally add some faux stitching around the edges with a black pen, add a stamped sentiment with the Just Because clear stamp set and black ink and finish off with a rhinestone in the middle of the smallest star piece.

Instructions for the third card:

  1. Take a white card base and adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided adhesive onto it.
  2. Die cut several leaves with the Garden Notes Ladder Fern die cut dies from the ModaScrap Magic Mountain paper.

  1. Place the die cut Ladder Fern pieces onto the adhesive, but don´t touch the adhesive with your fingers. Instead use the protection/cover sheet of the adhesive as „adhering aid“. This way no fingerprints are left onto the adhesive.

3. After all leaves are on place, take Go To Green Silk Microfine Glitter and pour it over the adhesive. Wipe residue off with the glitter brush and pour back into the jar.
4. Polish the glitter surface with your finger (moving from bottom upwards). After polishing, take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black stamp ink onto it. Cut into size and adhere onto the card with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
5. Finish the sentiment off by adding some faux stitching around the edges.

By keeping the designs very simple, these cards are super fast to create. Also since the design is clean, they work well as a masculine card too. Depending on the purpose you need to create a card for, simply change the paper designs and/or colors and you can use these basic ideas over and over again.

I hope you enjoyed my this months post! See you again in April with another tutorial!
Have fun creating,


Christmas greetings – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! It´s again time for the Elizabeth Craft Designs monthly challenge with the die cut design team. This month´s theme is Christmas. So we were asked to create something Christmas related: presents, present packaging, present tags, cards etc. I went with a card idea I had had on my mind for  a while. Here is what I did:

Here is how I created the card:

First I took a piece of green Soft Finish Cardstock (for a full material list see the end of this post) and attached it to a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet. After that I die cut the piece with the Berry Branch die cut die.

Next I took a piece of green toned patterned paper from my own (old) stash and die cut a piece of paper that matches the size of my white card base with the same die cut die. I only saved the upper part of this die cut piece, tossing the branch itself, as I really didn´t need that piece for this purpose. I could have saved it for another card, but this time I made an exception and just tossed it.

Finally I only had to adhere the green patterned paper onto the upper area of the card base. Next I removed the adhesive protection from the die cut berry brach piece and carefully adhered it onto the card base making sure the patterned paper and the branch fit together. This is a little bit tricky, especially when using such a detailed die cut piece, but it´s doable. Just make sure when placing the branch where it is supposed to be, don´t press the adhesive down all the way immediately. This way you can still move the piece, if needed/necessary. When the pieces are attached together, then just decorate with enamel dots/rhinestones/liquid pearls. I used red liquid pearls to create the berries. This needs a short drying time, so place the card somewhere, where it can dry properly.

Finally, to add a suitable Christmas sentiment, I used the Winter Sentiments by Joset Designs and stamped with VersaMark ink and then applied a layer of white embossing powder and heat set that until the powder turned shiny.   

Now be sure to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see what my design team colleagues created for this month´s challenge and leave a comment/answer the question at the ECD blog to be in for the win!!! Good luck and hope you get inspired!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Smile – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Today I´m quickly dropping by here just to share a fast and easy card that really does not take that long to make. Yet, depending on the papers you use or the patterns and colours you choose, you can create a card for practically any occation.

I used the new Elizabeth Craft Designs releases for this card: The Stitched Fishtail Banners with the die cut word Smile. I first took a piece of white cardstock, placed the word smile on the right lower corner to create an open area there. Then I matted that area with a green patterned paper from the back. Next I cut patterened papers with all the various Stitched Fishtail Banner dies. Now all I needed to do was to adhere the white cardstock piece with foam dots onto a card base for a more dimensional effect and adhere the die cut patterned paper pieces overlappingly. I added three small puffy stickers for decoration and the card was done.

Go check out the new releases over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. I adore them!! So many GORGEOUS die cut dies in this release.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Patterned paper – Basic Grey
Smile – Elizabeth Craft Designs by Els van de Burgt Studio
Stitched Fishtail Banners – Elizabeth Craft Designs by ModaScrap

Wishing you a colorful day – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! It´s my turn today over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a set of Soft Finish Cardstock cards. These are again very clean and simple in style and quick and easy to make. I was looking for a soft and nice fall color combination and came up with this one. I really like the color tones of the Soft Finish Cardstock line. They all combine so well together. This is how I created my cards:
Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 1. Cut a 14,5 x 10 cm sized piece of Misty Mauve, Perfect Purple, Pink Peach and Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. Then take the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut die and cut 3 strips of white Soft Finish Cardstock with it.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

2. Take the colored Soft Finish Cardstock pieces and run them thru your die cutting machine again using the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut to cut them in 1/3 and 2/3 pieces. This way you will have 2 parts and the garland piece to use from those papers.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 3. Now take a white card base and glue the colored cardstock pieces overlappingly onto the card base. Adhere the white garland pieces between two colors along the die cut line. Take the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp the „wishing you a colorful day“ sentence onto a piece of white cardstock. Cut into banners. Adhere the sentiment with a paper flower and some enamel dots onto the card base and the first card is done.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert 4. For the second card repeat steps 2 and 3. This time however use the colored garland pieces, instead of white ones. Always adhere a different tone between the two base colors for more interest. Ink the stamped sentiment and glue that, the garlands and the paper flowers on their places. This card is now done.

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

Soft Finish Cardstock cards - Sanna Lippert

These cards are so fast and easy to do. You can create different looks by changing the cardstock colors, the garland shape and the sentiment. You can create ombre effects by choosing similar tones or do a playful looking card with bold colors. Whatever you prefer. And while you are at it, make several sets, you never know when a handmade card might be needed. Have fun!

Happy crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Soft Finish Cardstock – Perfect Purple
Soft Finish Cardstock – Sunflower
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach
Soft Finish Cardstock – White
Joset Designs – Winter Sentiments clear stamp set
Els van de Burgt Studio – Holiday Garlands 2
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Big Shot die cutting machine
Paper flowers
Enamel Dots
Distress Ink – wild honey
Black stamp ink