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Paper flowers

Floral slimline card

May 29, 2023

For this blog post I have used the latest collections from the Floral collection and from Esther, the Planner collection, even the sidekick, so I am very happy with that because I am making my annual overview this year in my sidekick planner and what a super fun addition.

For this card I started making the flowers, they are so beautiful!!!

To make the flowers I watched some videos from Karen and I once did a make & take with Anita, with all those tips and the right tools it is easy to do. So my advice is, watch some videos and take your time, it’s fun to make these beautiful flowers and making beautiful things just takes some time.

This flower was designed by Joseph Nguyen.

Once I was done with the flowers I wanted to make a slim line card with them.

I made the base from DCP paper, folded in half lengthwise 8.75″x 3.75″

The edges are inked with Distress oxide ink Frayed Burlap and they have been given a Walnut stain edge.

I did the same with the design paper from Esther’s new reminiscence book.


and with the second layer, also from book 6, which I cut with the slimline background 1 Die from Joset.

It is in the Christmas set but is also very useful for regular cards, really a beautiful background.

A piece is torn on the left and the edges of the 1st layer are distressed, then they are stitched together with my sewingmachine.

A piece of pink lace has been glued to the base card behind the torn part.

You can see it a little better in this photo.

Then I gave everything a place until I was satisfied and everything is glued.

Of course I also had to add a sentiment, for that I used the new stamp set from the Florals collection and a Die from the window overlay set P.E.36 (see photo 1)

I loved working on this card, something different than usual.

In the past I also often made “vintage” cards, so a bit back in time.

Hopefully you have gained some inspiration.

See you,

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other products used:

Basic DCP paper 200 grams is also possible

Planner Essentials

Shaker cards

April 26, 2023

Hello all,

Esther’s new collection has become super fun again, really a party to work with. This time I would like to show you 2 shaker cards. The new set from Ester contains a super nice yarn card, which I used as a basis. The paper is from my own collection. I did use some stamps here and there to give it some extra detail.

Isn’t she cute, that nice girl sitting here doing crafts. it reminds me so much of my own daughters. Beautiful memories of when they were little.

For the 2nd card I also used a lamp from the latest Art-journal collection, it’s that nice too!

Die cut 2 yarn cards from design paper of your choice and reinforcements, I used the various circles but you can of course use what you like. Make an opening in a card with the rectangular die from the set.

I stick strips of double-sided foam tape on black cardstock and then I punched out another yarn card with an opening in the middle, just like the card made of design paper.

You stick a piece of acetate on it, I just used the plastic from the packaging, that works fine. In the shaker you put some nice shaking material of your choice. Stick the card with the hole in it over the acetate, the other card on the back. If you also want to stamp on the inside, as with card 2, do that before sticking it on. Dress up your card with some nice details such as a twig or an extra stamp. Put a string through the hole and your tag or card is ready. Nice with a gift or just to send just like that.

Also very nice in your own planner of course. 😋

See next time!

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Other Products used:

P.E. sidekick 12 scallop insert

P.E.sidekick Filefolderpage 2030

P.E. sidekick Yarncard with siccors 2028

P.E. 57 heart lover

CS 291 let’s stick together

CS 294 journal Phrases 1

CS301 craft studio 01

CS302 craft studio 02

reinforcements miscellaneous

Double-sided tape

Paper from our own stock

foam tape

Shaker material

Black card stock

White embossing powder

Paper flowers Planner Essentials

Stuff that matters

March 27, 2023

Hello everyone, Marjolijn here. For today’s blog post I made this box to store my tickets in. Just a cozy box on the table where I can grab a ticket if I need it. For the box I used the book box. Let me explain to you how I created this box.

I decorated this Book box with jute and incorporated an embroidery ring in which I incorporated a shaker. The sweet girl would also like to be a fairy but lacks the wings. That’s why she’s standing on a twig.

The box contains all sorts of treasures like tickets and other nice little things to process in my planners.

I made the shaker with the fuse from “we’r memerykeepers”. I cut 2 circles from a plastic cover with a round die slightly larger than the die from the craft lover set. I put the picture of the fairy in between and put some shaking material on it. Then I put the ring on it from the craftlover set and welded the circle closed with the fuse.

This way you can easily make a flat shaker without tape or foam and nothing will fall out. Doesn’t it look pretty?!

I hope my project today gave you some inspiration to make your own keep sake memory box using the beautiful Book box die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I had so much fun creating mine and I love storing all sort of little things that I want keep in it.

Thank you for your visit!

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:

Planner Essentials

Birthday card

February 28, 2023

Hello fellow E.C.D. craft lovers, Marjolijn here. This is my post for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

I want to show you some birthday folders! In February I have quite a few birthdays in my family and circle of friends, so I really had to get to work! Because there are a lot of them I wanted to keep it a bit simple but nice and cheerful.

I made this 2 times but with a different background paper.

I made the base with the file folder and decorated it with nice tickets and stamps from Esther’s latest collection.

It’s so much fun to play with the stamps and the tickets. There is even a super nice set with typical Dutch stamps for enthusiasts!

When I had these cards ready I dropped my phone, it contains my photos of the making process so unfortunately I can’t show them. Fortunately I have a spare phone that Theo, my dear, has completely fixed for me and I can now do a lot again. Where would we be without our cell phones nowadays.

The map is not that difficult so you will probably figure it out.

The stamps on the tickets come from all kinds of sets from ECD and it takes a while to see if it fits and where you want them, sometimes I tape off a piece of a stamp so that I can still use them.

For example, at the tab that says “amazing day”. Just do what you like and it will always work out.

A post with some hiccups this time but I did it.

Thank you for your visit

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs materials used:

Planner Essentials


January 31, 2023

Hello everyone, Marjolijn here! Today I would like to show you a new calendar page for my birthday calendar. This time, of course, with a Valentine’s theme. Made with the beautiful paper from the 12″ x 12″ Get Creative paper pack, available now!!! For this page I used the top loading set, which is still great fun. On top of that I adhered the new hearts page from the “Get creative” set. I only adhered the page at the edges so that something can be behind it.

A separate calendar sheet fits perfectly in the pocket, which is quite handy because after a while you always have people who no longer need to be on your calendar, you only have to add a new sheet.

For the strips I covered the base strips with double sided tape before I die cut them. Pasted the layer with the cut-out text over it and then filled the text with glitter. It’s hard to see in the photos but it gives such a nice effect. I also did the same with the bottom of the date page, first punched out February, double sided tape behind it and then glitter over it. The kisses/mouths also got a layer of glitter.

A window label has been pasted in the bottom right corner, with a piece of foil in the window, just from a package. I love using things we would throw in the garbage otherwise, life is expensive enough 😉 And that light with the heart in it, how nice is that! The label is pasted around the page so that a kind of pocket is created at the back. There are strips in here with a sweet kiss on top. The page with the hearts and the kisses are from Esther’s new collection, Planner Essentials 57 – Heart Lover.

With the tabs I adhered the month to the side again. I want to use the back of the calendar sheet to add a photo of one of the birthday people from that month.

Again that nice light and some tickets from the new “Get creative” set with Dutch sentiments, also a new stamp set from Esther. Very nice for lovers of Dutch sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thank you for visiting.

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Paper “Get creative”

ECD Get creative set NEW

Planner essentials 56 – Tickets&tabs

Planner Essentials 57 – Heart Lover

Planner Essentials 22 Top Loading

Planner Essentials – Months

Planner Essentials 21 – Note pieces

SKU15 – Sentiment strips

1915 Large Numbers

1986 Alphabet tabs

1983 File folder set 2

Planner Essentials 20 Half heart page set

CS254 weekly thoughts

CS253 Note pieces

CS116 Months

CS289 I love you too

Silk Microfine Glitter {real red}

Joset Designs

I love you I love you I love you

January 23, 2023

Hello everyone, Jackie here. It’s my turn to bring you today’s inspiration and while love is still in the air I am sharing another love themed tutorial. As always you can use this design for a number of occasions.

Step One:

Start by creating a textured pattern onto a top folding A2 card blank. Use a small heart stencil and some textured paste keeping the background plain white.

Step Two:

Fix two indented rectangle dies together using some washi tape – this will die cut a frame. Die cut the frame twice into pink card then glue the two together before fixing to the card front.

Step Three:

Die cut the giraffe from white and black card as shown in the photo below. Ink the edges with yellow and pink ink. Switch out the giraffe spots for tiny hearts, I used the tiny heart from die set Mrs Claus 1991.

Die cut a handful of hearts then glue them randomly to the giraffe before trimming off any access. Add some shimmer to the heats, I have used a wink of stella pen but use whatever is in your stash.

Step Five:

Stamp out the sentiment on to a long strip of white card then trim to the desired length, add another thin strip of black card underneath at a slightly crooked angle.

Step Six:

Attach the sentiment in place using 1mm foam pads then add the giraffe to the centre using more foam pads. Finish off with a sprinkling of enamel dots and hearts.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to have a go at this design, you can use which ever character you like. Happy crafting – Jackie x

Product used

Other product used

Versa Fine Black Ink

Mustard Seed Distress Ink

Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Textured Paste

Joset Designs

Baked with love

January 9, 2023

Hello everyone, Jackie here today. With valentines day just around the corner we need to think about making a few love related designs. Here I have used the very adorable aga/cooker form Joset to create this cute valentines card with hidden message, I think this card would also work well as a planner page.

Step One:

Cover the entire front of an A2 card blank with dark pink card, trim a panel to fit the front at approximately 5.25 x 4″ and gently ink around the edge with light pink ink then glue the panel in place.

Step Two:

Die cut the cooker front. Trim off all the doors at the hinges then glue a piece of light pink card behind, stamp the words in to each door opening then die cut and glue the other cooker front on top ensuring not to glue at the door openings.

Step Three:

Die cut the splash back and ink around the edge with light pink ink then attach a tiny heart to alternate tiles, you will not need to fix any hearts to the middle section as this will be covered. Add all the other finishing touches to the cooker.

Step Four:

Attach some thin strips of 3d foam tape on the reverse side of the cooker base as shown in the photo. Cut a piece of white card to fit in side the back, ink around the edge again with the light pink ink then stamp out the sentiment and attach a die cut cake to the very top. (layer the cake up with a few die cuts to add stability) you can hand write the word pull onto the cake.

This cooker design could easily be used for any occasion with any number of different sentiments added.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make a few love designs either cards or planner pages. Happy crafting Jackie x

Product used:

Other product used.

Distress ink – Spun Sugar

Versafine Onyx Black ink pad



Happy New Year

January 1, 2023

Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all.. Jackie here with my first blog post for 2023. Although this is a New Year celebration card this could easily be switched up for many other celebrations.

Step One:

Start by stamping out the background directly onto the card blank. Here I have used a white card blank measuring approximately 5.8″ x 5.8″ square. Use a selection of small stamps to create the fun background.

Step Two:

Die cut a scalloped edged frame using dies from the Pizza Box 1781 die set, lay the two dies together and secure in place with washi tape as shown in the photo. Die cut three times into black card, black fun foam and silver glitter card then glue all three together sandwiching the fun foam in the middle.

Step Three:

Cut a piece of vellum to fit the frame then fix to the reverse side with glue.

Step Four:

Fix the prepared vellum frame to the card front with more glue.

Step Five:

Die cut and build three gnomes using the Gnome 1922 die set, I have used plain and glitter card stocks here but use whatever you fancy. Use the present shaped die from the set to create the chalk board signs then hand write the sentiment with a white gel pen.

Step Six:

Fix all the gnomes to the card front using 3d foam pads.

Thank you for popping by today and I wish you all a very Happy crafty 2023!

Product Used

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick planner page

December 27, 2022

The first page in my sidekick planner for the new year. Next year I want to make my weekly overviews in the sidekick planner and the special occasions in the Planner Essentials. No reason, just like that. I have no idea how I’m going to handle it further, my head is still full of Christmas, hihi. But the new year is coming, just a few more days and then it’s. No photos or journaling on this page because it has yet to come!

However, I have come up with the idea that I will make a page in this style for each month, with a note sheet on which I can write down the most important days, such as birthdays, for example. So no calendar sheet.

With the dies from the sidekick pocket page fillers I made 2 pockets by leaving them open at the top and sticking them on top of each other, so there is more room for a tag or something fun.

And I saw such a nice Technique, apparently Tim Holtz showed it, but I saw it from Lisanne, she made a YouTube video with it, at the very end of her Live broadcast.

Festive Winter Snow-globe | LIVE with Lisanne – YouTube

It’s really so much fun, I edited the Big Numbers with it. Distress ink, versamark, sticky powder and glitter. It just looks cold, brrrr. But how beautiful, those frozen numbers.

Here you see the monthly overview I talked about earlier, you slide it behind the big pocket. The tag is made with the inside of the large pocket page fillers from the sidekick. I stamped on it with a stamp from the Note Pieces set. I also stamped on the back and I’m going to use that side for my New Year’s resolutions, haha. Not that I have that much, but when it comes to working in my planner I do have some plans. I’m going to write it down on the back and then I can see next month whether I succeeded or whether I need to adjust my plans. I especially want everything from E.C.D. mixed up because I really have too many nice things that have rarely or even never been used.

Until now I really only wanted to show Planner stuff, but actually I personally prefer to use everything in it.

For this page, therefore, mix Sidekick and Planner Essentials together and also paper from the Art journal collection.

And further……

I just keep on doing what I was doing.

Happy New Year to all of you and see you next year.

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Blue Sidekick planner (coming soon)

Paper: Christmas lives here & Mystical winter

December Days Sidekick class kit

SKU1941 Photo Film Slides

Pocket pages fillers sidekick 1 and 2

Large numbers stamps and dies

Winter days stamp set 271

reinforcement pack 2

Reinforcement pack 3

Planner Months

CS235 Note pieces

Joset Designs

Heart Warmer

December 19, 2022

Hello everyone. Jackie here today with my last blog post for 2022, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy crafty 2023!

Today I have kept things quite simple with a pretty inky background created using distress oxide inks and water and I have made my own stamp using the snowflake die!!

Step One:

Ink blend the whole front of a piece of A2 white card, here I have used three shades of blue ink but feel free to use which colours you prefer. Don’t worry to much about a perfect blend as we will be adding water later.

Step Two:

Die cut the snowflake into some fun foam, use at least 2mm fun foam to give a good impression. Attach the foam snowflake to an acrylic block using some double sided tape.

Step Three:

Spritz the prepared foam stamp with water then press into the inked background, push down for a few seconds then lift off the stamp. repeat all over the inked panel creating a snowflake pattern. Don’t worry if you get a few splash marks this will add to the effect.

Step Four:

Use a stitched rectangle die to cut down the background then fix the panel to the front of a top folding card blank using 3d foam pads.

Step Five:

Die cut the deer three times from white card then glue them altogether creating a sturdy topper, glue this to the card front then add a tiny red die cut heart.

Step Six:

White heat emboss the sentiment to black card before trimming down to a thin banner. Fix the sentiment in place using more 3d foam pads then add a few sequins and a splash of white craft drops to finish.

Quite a simple design today, I love the pop of red against the blue and white on this one. I hope you have been inspired to give this water/ink technic a go and I hopefully see some designs over on the family group. Happy crafting – Jackie x

Products Used

Other product used

Distress oxide ink – salty ocean

Distress oxide ink – tumbled glass

Distress oxide ink – broken china

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