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Holly Jolly, here is Santa!

June 28, 2022

Hello everyone, Marjolijn here today. Immediately when I saw the retro bus from Elizabeth Craft Designs I thought of a Christmas bus. Love Peace & Christmas. And how I like him. Santa is behind the wheel but when you open the map…

Ho-Ho-Ho!!!! Look who’s there!!!

How cute is he? Below you see a working description of the card.

First I die-cut all parts from paper from Esther’s reminiscence book 1. Then all parts got an edge with frayed burlap

The card is made of white sturdy paper, I used DCP, you can also use ECD soft finish cardstock. Fold 30 x 15 cm paper in half and place the folded edge against the cutting line.

Unfold the card and punch out the windows, do not turn any further than just past the blue arrow.

Santa Claus is colored with brush markers.

Santa Claus is glued into the card so that he just barely fits behind the wheel. Then stick a piece of design paper over the reinforce holes and the steering wheel.

Stamp the text on the side. Special delivery, I cut the stamp in half for that.

I cut off the stars.

On the inside I punched out the parts of which you can see the back of the paper again and glued them over it. On the front I made the lighting with some snow stars and glued the small cut stars on it. Finally, I twisted a string around the tree.

Elizabeth craft designs products used:

Planner Essentials

Cruising

May 31, 2022

Hello everyone, It’s Marjolijn here back on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I am so in love with that little boat from the new Planner Essentials Suitcase set. It is so fun to play with! Making it is already a party and if you can also let the boat sail then it will be even more fun!!! So today I decided to make a fun card using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pull Tabs die set to make this adorable boat sail. Let me show you how I created it.

Where does the boat sail to? The adventure awaits.

The elements from P.E. 48 have been used as reinforcements. Now this card is not going in my planner but I thought it was a nice idea.

The string runs from the anchor to the tab.

I used a black card as the background, which contrasts nicely with the blue.

And that’s how the card was made.

I die cut all the parts of the boat from white 250 grams DCP paper.

I colored all parts with Distress Ink. Antique linen, Pine needles, Faded jeans and Frayed burlap. I used frayed burlap for all the edges as well. After coloring I assembled the boat.

I used Frayed burlap Distress Ink for all the edges as well. After coloring I assembled the boat.

In the pictures above you can see all the other parts that I used for the card. First you apply the pull tab in the mermaid tail page. If you have never made a pull-tab card before, make sure yo watch this Facebook live video by Joset.

Fold the tab in half and stick the “cruising tab” (from book 4) on it. You do this in such a way that it is completely visible when you pull out the tab. Fold the remaining part and stick it so that the tab becomes extra sturdy. Then adhere the mermaid tail page on the middle of the card.

Adhere the boat on in such a way that when the tab is closed you can no longer see the opening underneath. I used the smallest strip. Then adhere the steering wheel, the fish and the anchor over the holes on the edge of the page, the starfish gets a spot at the bottom left. Adhere the stamp between the starfish and the anchor. Make a double card, about 1 cm larger, from black cardstock and adhere your card on it. Now your card is ready 🙂

I hope you enjoyed creating this card as much as I did!

Greetings,

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Planner Essentials Suitcase kit (the boat) – Coming soon!

Reminiscene the book 4 – Coming soon!

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers

Elegant flower card

April 15, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Marla back with another ECD card share. It’s so nice to finally be able celebrate wedding season properly. If you are like me and have several weddings to attend, the recently released “Florals 4” dies are just what you need to create spectacular wedding cards. The card I am sharing today will not only wow a bride and groom but can be used for many other celebrations. Let’s begin…

Step 1. Cut out your flowers and pistols using the “Florals 14” dies and white cardstock. Use a sponge dauber to apply color to your flowers on both the front and back side. I used “Dried Marigold” Distress Oxide and then added “Worn Lipstick”, making sure to leave white space toward the tips of the petals. Add depth with a coordinating-colored pencil to define the embossed line down the center of each petal and add shading toward the center. Then color your pistols, I used Distress Oxide in “Squeezed Lemonade.”

Step 2. Use a stylus to shape each flower layer. I spritzed the backsides of mine with water and gently depressed the end of each petal to help curl them under. Once the layers are shaped glue your flower layer as desired, making sure to offset the petals.

Step 4 Cut out the leaves using “Leaves and Branches” from vellum and white cardstock. Color the backs of a few of your vellum leaves. I used “Bundled Sage Distress Oxide” ink. Using wet glue, add ECD “Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter” to the leaves cut from white cardstock.

Step 5 Stamp and trim down a sentiment. I used a sentiment from the “For You” stamp set.  

Step 6. Cut an ivory piece of cardstock to 8.5″ by 3.5″ and emboss with a slimline embossing folder. Use two slimline dies to create a frame and layer it on top of the embossed panel. Attach to an 8.75″ x 3.75″ side folding card base.

Step 7. Arrange and glue your flowers and leaves to your card panel.

That completes my card for today. Thank you so much for joining me today. Until next time…Marla

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Halloween decoration

October 20, 2021

The new Elizabeth Craft Designs release from both Esther and Joset are so much fun that they invite for more than just planner pages or cards. I made this “scarry house” into a list to give it a cozy place in the house during the Halloween period.

So I started working with all kinds of dies, ink, embossing powders, gilding wax, glossy accents and embossing plates. I walked around with very dirty fingers for 2 days but the result is there.

Look at that scarecrow. It would even scare me!

And the hayloft, I wouldn’t like to spend the night there either.

The hay wagon is full of pumpkins but has also been left like this, it will not be the farmer in the hayloft????

Even the farm, by day he looks so friendly but by night, brrrrr

There she goes, the witch, on her broomstick and accompanied by bats.

Everything in a nice frame that I first embossed with a very old embossing stencil.

This is the background made with Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock and all kinds of inks, sprays and water. I personally think it turned out to be a very nice project. I love doing this so much, playing with everything I have and then more and more ideas and things come up. Secretly I can go on with this project for hours but my art teacher once said that you have to stop on time. It may not be a drawing but I took that advice to heart, enough is enough.

I hope you also get a bit inspired and see what else is possible with all these beautiful dies and stamps from Joset and Ester’s collections.

It’s a bit early yet but wishing you all a nice Halloween!

With love Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs

Halloween Pizza Box

October 6, 2021

This fun pizza box has a shaker box on top with all kinds of scary critters, ghosts and other Halloween shaker material in it. That’s nice of course, especially to treat children, a toy and in the box….A trick are a treat????

On the boxes I glued the scarecrow from Esther’s new collection.

The inside is also decorated.

Of course there is something delicious in it but even that looks very spooky!!!

Below is a small workshop of how I made the box.

The box is punched out of purple cardstock.

Gathered some shaking material.

For the top and the inside of Halloween box I used design paper (I don’t remember which brand it is but very old). Die cut with the dies of the pizza box.

The stamps are also part of Esther’s collection and you can play with them and make a ticket according to your own idea!

The edge received a layer of double-sided tape of 3 mm

Stick a piece of mica on it and then strips of foam tape, also of 3 mm, along the edges. I cut it myself. TIP from Els.

You now have a raised edge so that the shaker material will have room to move later.

I decorated the edges of the box both on the inside and the outside with distress ink.

The piece of design paper that I stuck on the top first got some nice stamps. The spider web is from my own collection.

Then stick the piece with mica on it, leave the strip of the foam tape on the top so you can fill the shaker box with the shaker material.

If everything is to your liking, remove the strip from the foam tape and stick the shaker box firmly to the box, pressing the edges well.

Then you can decorate the inside according to your own idea.

When the box has been completely processed on the inside and outside you can stick the scarecrow on it with glue. If you prefer to use tape, be careful not to cover the entire scarecrow with tape, because it sticks a bit over the box.

The edges of my box also got a decorative layer, you can use strips of design paper for that. I made strips with an impresslits from Tim Holtz and inked them with distress ink.

I had so much fun creating this box. I have already made 2, this is the other one.

For the other one I just used white cardstock and edited it with stamps and a stencil from the Art collection with the bird’s feet.

Bring on Halloween!

Marjolijn

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Pizza Box

Halloween collection Esther

1901 Planner Essentials Halloween 01

1902 Planner Essentials Halloween 02

1903 Planner Essentials Halloween 03

The corresponding stamp set and

the stamp set from Joset’s collection

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

December Day by Day

September 16, 2021

Yeah I know I’m a little early on but oh it’s so much fun too!

It should be a little more spread out over the year but Christmas and Halloween are my favorite parts to create for.

This page is for my DDBD (December Day By Day)

The wish lists are there, and for me there is only 1 thing on the list.

I want……a white christmas. Snow!!!!

I made this page with the Planner Essentials 22 Top loading. He’s so much fun, one of my favorite die sets.

The paper I used is from Charlene and Ilse’s collection Mystical Winter.

And this super cute Santa, is from Joset’s collection. Wonderful to combine everything together.

The party just keeps getting bigger.

Here are the wish lists. The stamp is from my own collection, the text stamp is from E.C.D. CS157. So cute!!!

In the top loader I glued a package of a stamp set and used it as a shaker. There’s mica in it.

I made the text with the Planner Essentials 23 Retro alphabet trio.

The date is stamped in the background. For this I used the Long & Tall numbers with December stamped with the CS116 months. Unfortunately I no longer see it in the shop.

The page is finished with the snow stars from reinforcement pack 2 that have been edited with Silk Microfine Glitter Cool diamond.

This page makes me happy and I hope you do too.

Are you a little inspired again?!

Browse through the stuff you already have, there are so many fun things you can create…..let’s get started.

Thank you for your visit

With love, Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Planner Essentials 22 Top loading

Mystical Winter paper

Santa Claus

Planner Essentials 23 Retro Alphabet

CS157 a way with words

Long&Tall numbers

CS116 Months

reinforcement pack 2

silk microfine glitter cool diamond

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A Jar full of spiders!!

September 3, 2021

As soon as it starts to get a bit autumnal, I start to itch. I can smell it in the air… Halloween is coming!!! And since we only have autumn-like weather this summer, I’m already completely in the Halloween mood. And that means especially a lot of autumn and Halloween fröbeling.

Last year I made the whole month of October all about Halloween in my planner and I liked it so much that I decided to do it again this year. Now I know that there will be a lot of fun new products coming out from Esther’s planner line as well as a new fall collectioin from Joset, but unfortunately I can’t show that yet. But don’t worry, we have the Mason Jar set. And with that I made this nice page for in my planner. It’s a shaker page and spiders crawl through it.

In the background I have Long & Tall numbers with the new stamp set the date stamped on it. I stamped the month on the 1 with a different color using Sidekick stamps 1.

The spider web is made with shrink foil and the spider web from Joset’s Halloween collection that was there before.

And this cute witch…..although she does look a bit naughty, I made that with the Holiday Elf hers and the Halloween accessories. What a pleasure it is to be able to work with all those nice things.

My album for Halloween is already well filled, I hope you get a little excited too, because let’s face it, even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this is too much fun!!!

Just a little patience, then there will be much more fun, but who knows, you may already have some inspiration to get started.

I hope you had fun reading this post and a little bit of inspiration.

Love Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick planner page

August 21, 2021

Due to circumstances I have not worked much in my Sidekick planner lately.

But he is so cute that little one! And…..there are beautiful new Sidekick planners available in very nice colors and prints!

So, hop on with it!

On the left I used the new stamp set, actually this one is from the Planner Essentials collection. I cut off day 6 and 7 and made it a planner for the weekdays only. On the right I have room for the weekend days.

I still have to fill in the page. For this planner I don’t use photos, it’s purely an overview of the things I do.

I stamped on regular printer paper and edited it a bit with Distress ink so it blends in a bit more with the background.

That cute girl is from one of Esther’s new stamp sets, so sweet. I just stamped on kraft paper and cut it out. The bee is also from that set.

On the right I made a pocket and put a card in it. I can write the weekend things on it or stick a very small photo.

Again such a sweet girl, from another new set of Esther.

The pages further dressed up with what, yes, what do you call that?

It is a new die from a set for the Planner Essentials. I tore off pieces there and incorporated them both on the left and right of the page.

The page on the right is embossed paper, I created that with a 3D embossing die from Ellison/sizzix.

Supplies used:

CS 231 

CS 234 

 CS 235

Planner essentials 40

Phone booth special kit

Sidekick essentials 4, 8 and 9

Reinforcers

Art mini stencil

Paper Worn Wood

I’m very happy with this page and hopefully you’re a bit inspired 

With love,

Marjolijn. 

Planner Essentials

My garden

August 5, 2021

Esther’s beautiful book reminiscence 2 really invites you to use it for some beautiful garden pages in my memory planner. And working with the beautiful new collection she designed, made me completely happy. The blooming plants in the garden will do the rest.

For this page I used the set with the rounded corners page which gives your pages something chic. I love it!

Those sweet lovebirds are in another set (Birds on splatter page) and the tab received a stamp. Esther made a very nice set with stamps called “label tabs”.

You are supposed to cut them out, there is no die included, but on this die from the set “folded arrow insert” the stamps fit fine with a little measuring. Handy if you’re not that good at cutting!

The “arrow” is a kind of clip, you slide it around the page. So sweet.

I finished the long tag with reinforcements, a string through it and a charm on it. Really another fantastic extension of the Planner Essentials collection. For this page I used paper from Reminiscence the Book 2, P.E. 38 Birds on splatter page, P.E. 41 rounded corners page, P.E. 44 Folded Arrow insert, CS232 Label tabs and Reinforcement variety pack.

I hope you’re a little bit inspired by my page. Thanks again for your visit and see you next time,

With love,

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

PB02 – Reminiscence the Book 2

The following products below are currently only available in stores.

1864 – Planner Essentials 38

1867 – Planner Essentials 41

1870 – Planner Essentials 44

CS232 – Label tabs

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Summer Journal Special

Flow album

June 17, 2021

Hello paperlovers!

This time I used the a Dutch magazine “Flow” in my planner. This “book for nature lovers” was perfect for that. I used a combination of dies from the Planner, Sidekick and Art-journal collection.

The Flow contains many paper extras that I have scattered here and there in this planner. What I’m going to use this planner for I don’t know yet but it was just fun to play with the dies and the paper. Sometimes I added some sentiments. Photos of the garden will probably be added later, because this paper lends itself perfectly for that.

I hadn’t used this die set in a long time and it is so much fun. Voilà, here he is again.

And I almost forgot about this die set. There are so many new and fun products on the market from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Planner collection, too many to list! Sometimes it is useful to browse through your collection and then you suddenly come up with ideas.

I used a different color for all 4 seasons where the paper also comes from a different designer. Furthermore I have always repeated the layout but always made a different special pages in it. The envelopes contain all ready-made cards that were included in the magazine. Handy if you want to send a card.

I had already shown this page made with the Phone Booth die set. I love it!!! It is a pity that all those beautiful telephone booths have disappeared from the streets, especially this English one ofcourse. Recently I saw on T.V. in a nostalgic English village such an old telephone booth has been transformed into a neighborhood library. So cute and the books were kept nice and dry. Really nice to give it a new function like this.

This was my post for today, maybe you also have an old or new magazine somewhere that you’ve always wanted to do something with. Or how about an old picture book? Then this is of course a super nice idea. I hope you’re inspired by this post. If you want to see more pictures from the pages that I created, make sure to visit my blog HERE.

See you next time!

Marjolijn

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