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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

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

A cute birth card

June 2, 2021

For a colleague of mine, I made this birth card. With the supercool Farm collection from Joset I made this congratulatory card. I saw the animals and immediately knew oh, I’m going to use them for a birth card because those animals are so cute!! I made them from soft finish cardstock and colored them with brushmarkers from winsor&newton. When the banner was finished there had to be a card around it and as if it had to be so, there was a blister of a sticky tape packaging on my table among all the other “junk” Then all of a sudden the idea was born!

The design paper I used for the flags and background is from Moda scrap “my little boy”, very suitable for a birth card. The paper is cut at 14.5x 14.5 cm and in the middle I have punched out a circle through which exactly the blister packaging can pass. Now I had a room where the pendulum fits.

For the base I used white cardstock, 15×15 cm and from the left side I punched a circle, just not quite so that it becomes a door. I made the closure by punching a die out of the planner essentials 4 twice and glued it together with both the front and the inside just over the edge. The clip has become such a convenient closure. On the right I made the text with the smallest set from the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio Set. On top of that, the sheep came out of the Farm collection. On the envelope I added “welcome little one” from the Life is better on the Farm stamp set.

In this photo you can see a little better how the closure is and how the banner is in it.

Isn’t it it cute???

Anyone who knows me a little, knows that I love banners in cards. It always makes it a little more cheerful. This time I’ve made a banner with the flags from the Planner Essentials 27 – Retro Number Trio Set and the farm animals of Joset between the words. It made me happy to make this card and hopefully I have brought you even more ideas on how to combine the different Elizabeth Craft Designs collections. 

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sometimes we all need…a little magic

May 14, 2021

Wouldn’t you like that, too? A little magic, or help in the household? Well, I do. But with a good schedule it also saves a lot of time and energy. This time I adapted to what I can do and distributed the work throughout the day and the week. This way I also have energy left over for my hobby.

I love Esther’s beautiful paper so I went to work with the Reminiscence the book 2.

I made the basics with Planner Essentials 4. The edges got a lick of distress ink but I didn’t do anything about it. With Sidekick Essentials 8, I made a pocket that could hold a mini-book. I adhered it at the edges so there’s another ticket behind it. On the left corner I used another stamp from the CS134 Retro labels set. Below that, I made a trifold page with the Puzzle page from the new Art Journal collection. I only adhered it to the edges. He’s dressed with a “note for myself.” But first coffee! For that I used the dies from the Sidekick Essentials 4. Next to it I used a stamp from the fountain pen CS216 art journal chick that refers like an arrow to the coffee cup. I colored the pen using the watercolor palette.

In the pocket I made a mini-booklet with a page for every day. The days of the week I made with the Sidekick Essentials 3 set and for the tags I used Planner Essentials 26. For the narrow one I cut of a little trip on both sides. On the small tag I adhered Mary Poppins and on the big tag Bert. These ones are from a set called “the park” by Tim Holtz.

Mary Poppins stands for magic for me and Bert for a little help if necessary. I wrote the text with a stencil….no, my handwriting is really not that beautiful!!! The minibook received a stamp from the CS130 Bullet Journaling 3 set on each page.

The page is finished with reinforcements from Planner Essentials set 22. For the strip of arrows I used Planner essentials 14.

Now I have to fill everything in but I’m sure you’re not interested in my household schedule hihi. Otherwise…… I’d love to hear it. Honestly, this fröbelen was much more fun than that household but secretly I enjoy it enormously when my house is nice and clean. Maybe I should look for a little “Magic” or a help in the household?

Hope you find a little bit of magic for your household and a little inspiration by my page.

With love,

Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Bright, colorful, bold

May 10, 2021

Hello everyone, It’s time for another group post today and for this month’s theme we asked our designers to make some bright, colorful, bold projects. With eveything goign on in the word we need some brightness and color in our lives. Let’s see what our designers created!

Samantha Klaebe created this bright and colorful planner using the Planner Essentials 4 to cut her planner page and a combination of dies to decorate. She die cut little stitched squires using the Rounded Stitched Squares and decorate each one with a beauitful blutterfly from the Once Upon a Time Accessories set. How cute does this look?!
Annette Green created this beautiful envelope using the Sidekick Essentials 16 Seed Pocket. She decorate the envelope with a variation of dies from one the beautiful Strawberry set. She also created a card for in the pocket. The beautiful papers she used are from the new Rainbow of Happiness paper collection as well as Reminiscence The Book 2.
Marjolijn van Elsberg created this beautiful bold page for in her planner using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection. She decorate the page with some fun stencils from the Happy Patterns stencil pack from the Art Journal Collection. There are so many beautiful patterns in this set. I love the Silk Microfine Glitter she used for the &&&’s, it really makes this page extra bold!
Karen Ostergard created this beautiful card using the Rounded Stitched Rectangles for her card base and decorated the card using the adorable sunflower die from the Farm Accessories. Love the beautiful marble effect in the background. For the Sentiment she used the Life is Better on the Farm stamo set. Find out more on Karen’s blog hot to re-create this card.
Katelyn Grosart created this beautiful bold flower card using the Friendship stamp set in combination with the Stitched Indented Rectangles. Love how she colored the flowers and the way she created the blue speckled background. The sentiment stamp is part of the friendship set. Find out more on Katelyn’s blog.
Bold is beautiful! This adorable card was created by Alice Brinks who used the Sheep die in combination with the Florals 9. Love the glitter used in the flowers, so pretty! She created a beautiful background with adding a lace heart and the speckles.
Tina created this beautiful flower card using the sunflower die from the Farm Accessies. Love the color she used in combination with the matching patterned paper. A lovely colorful card!
Tanja Kabel created this bold and colorful card using the Garden Flowers stamp set. Love the way she colored the flowers and the beautiful bright background.
Lisanne Geerdink created this beautiful flower card using the Stitched Indented Rectangles for her card base and decorated the card using a combination of flower dies. Love the stencil she used for the background. Find out more on Lisanne’s blog.

Planner Essentials

Relaxe….

May 2, 2021

Oh, I’m having a hard time with that. I’m always busy, never really resting. Haha, many of you will recognize this. But after contracting Covid 19 I had to slow down. However, I myself felt that I was already doing nothing. After all, I am not currently working and in the household I did not do much. I was just too tiring, even taking a walk was no longer possible. Until I was instructed by the occupational therapist to write down what I did. Well, it turned out I still did quite a lot!! I have included that overview of a week in this page. Because yes, since this week I have a little energy to work on my hobby. I won’t bother you with my weekly overview but I want to show you this page.

Esther has made another beautiful new paper book, Reminiscence the Book 2. Personally, I think it might be even more beautiful than the 1st book. Secretly a shame to cut into it, but I put the scissors in. So that’s what I started working on. For the page I used the Planner Essentials 22 set. Planner pocket 3 TOP LOADING. I filled the window with vellum.

On the page that is in it I made a pocket with Sidekick Essentials set 16 – Seed packet which I dressed with Sidekick Essentials set 17 – Window folder set. All edges are inked with distress ink.

On the back I made a notebook with 7 pages, for every day of the week one. For this I used printer paper and the stamp set CS132 – Important memo. With some stamps I put a quote on each page, these stamps are not from Elizabeth Craft Designs.               

I decorated the window with some dies from the Sidekick Essentials set 11 – This week. Behind the viewmaster wheel I pasted a circle and stamped the word RELAX on it twice. Also with stamps from my own collection. The stain and flowers come from the Art collection of Ilse and Charlene, Budding florals and Puzzle page.

And then the Puttertje oh oh oh how beautiful!!! I really didn’t want to put anything over that so that’s the front page of my “BOOK OF ME”

I hope this page inspires you a little bit, see you next time

With love,

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Planner essentials 4

Planner pocket 3 TOP LOADING

Sidekick Essentials set 16 Seed packet

Sidekick Essentielas set 17 Window folder set

CS132 Important memo

CS160 pieces of life 1 numbers & more

Sidekick Essentials set 11 This week

Budding florals 

Puzzle page

Reminiscence the book 2

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Easter

April 15, 2021

It’s going so fast this year, the days, weeks are flying by. Unfortunately no family Easter brunch this year, last year also not, I do miss it. Luckily it is also very cozy together with the children and we had a very nice Easter party.

It has become a double page again, which I like best for an overview.

Here the flaps are closed, I love these pages!

For the right page I used the Sidekick Essentials 10, around which I folded the wave pocket page, also from the sidekick collection. The large pocket is on the back, which I can use for a next overview. The sentiment “Happy Easter” I made with the alphabet from the Art collection. And Oliver (Tim Holtz) finishes this page. In the pocket there are 2 tags with photos and journaling.

The left page is made with the Sidekick Essentials 11 set. Behind the photo are some bunnies (Tim Holtz) and also one on the photo. I adhered the picture on the page before I put the reinforcements on it. That’s all this page needed.

I made the tags with the tag die from Planner Essentials 11. I like them oh so much! And that sweet bunny is an older Elizabeth Craft Designs die. Unfortunately no longer available but still so nice!! Especially………

That bun of the bunny…look how cute :-). This is the back of the tags with even more photos and journaling. 

Both Oliver and the bunny are colored with watercolor paint.

Hope you are a bit inspired by this page, 

With love,

Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

sidekick essentials 11 This Week 

sidekick essentials 10 Today

sidekick essentials 18 Wave Pocket

Reinforcements pack 2

watercolor palette

soft finish cardstock

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Life is Better on the Farm

April 12, 2021

In todays’ post it’s all about the new “Life is Better in the Farm” collection Designed by Joset. Who doesn’t love all these cute animals, the little farmer, tractor, barn and those fabulous farm accessories? If you haven’t seen this collection yet, make sure to check them out on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Website HERE. But first…let’s see what our talented designers created for you today!

Lisanne Geerdink created this fabulous card using the Pig, Donkey, Hen and Rooster and Farm Accessories. The “Hee Haw!” sentiment is from the “Life is Better on the Farm” set. It really shows the fun on the farm.
Karen Ostergard created this adorable card using the Sheep die set and the “Life is Better on the Farm” Sentiments. This card would be great for a new born baby. Love the color scheme of this card. Karen colored the sheep perfectly to match with the patterned papers used.

Katelyn Grosart created this beautiful barn door card using the Barn die set. Love the Black and white combination that she picked to create the barn. When opening the doors you will find a sentiment saying “love grows here”. The flowers are from the Farm Accessories set.
So much fun going on in this card created by Annette Green. We often think about the busy life on the farm and this card shows exactly that. Maybe not a chicken driving a tractor but how cool would that be?! A great card with beautiful coloring!
Tanja Kabel created this cute card using the Farm Accessories and Adventure Edges dies. Her coloring is just beautiful and matches perfectly with the patterned paper used. Love this card!
Sandy Diller used the Barn die in combination with the Farm accessories and the chicken from the Hen and Rooster set. Love how she used the wood paper for the barn and the way she colored the chicken. A beautiful farm scene!
Marjolijn van Elsberg created these beautiful pages using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection. Love how she added the chicken wire and the cut outs to the pages. The car is from Planner Essentials 16 and is a perfect add on to this farm theme.
Joseph Nguyen went all out in his project combining the Farm release with the beautiful flowers from Anita’s Fantasy Flowers collection. For the sentiment he used one of Suzanne Canon’s dies which fit the card so beautiful. Farm life is really one big family.
Last project for today is this adorable card created by Tina Guigui who used the Sheep die set in combination with the balloons and hat from the Party Accessories set. Love how she positioned the sheep like he is jumping in the air from excitement. A great birthday card!

Life is Better on the Farm collection:

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