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Katie Porcina

Joset Designs

Fun Fold Fall Card

August 29, 2022

Hi Everyone, thank you for joining me today for this fun folded fall card. I love all things fall the changes to the colors of the leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, corn mazes, plaids, warm sweaters and a hot cup of coffee. So grab a cup and lets get started.

Step 1: Cutting and scoring your card base – start with a heavy card base and cut your paper 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, along the 8 1/2 side score at 2″, 3 1/8″, 5 3/8″ and 6 1/2. Your designer paper cut 2 @ 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″, 2 @ 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (Sides) and 1 @ 2″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel). Next I inked my papers with Vintage Photo Distress ink and set aside. Next fold up your score marks so the front of your panel is folded upwards. Please see picture above and below.

Step 2: Adhere your inked paper strips to your card base.

Step 3: Using the new Pocket Page Fillers 1, use the two smaller rectangles and cut 1 small rectangle from heavy mixed media paper and the medium rectangle to cut the the green plaid rectangle. Next I took my Distress Ink Peeled Paint and smooched it onto my mixed media mat and spritzed it with water, then I took my mixed media paper and dabbed it into my ink smooch. (As per above) After it was dried I added my word sentiment “Hello Fall” .

Step 4: Cut out your scarecrow, pumpkin, leaves and crows out of you choice of cardstock. I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and assembled as per the picture above.

Step 5: I attached my mixed media paper to my plaid background, I added my pumpkin and pop-dotted the top of my pumpkin, added some leaves and pop-dotted my scarecrow. Last step is speckling the card with heavy body white and brown paint.

Here is a look at the card before going into the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed todays Fun Folded Card, Have a wonder day and happy crafting! >Katie<

Joset Designs

Pop-up Shaker Snowman Card!

August 8, 2022

Hi friends, thank you for joining me today with this super cute pop-up shaker card. Its so hard to capture all the glitter on this card with a photograph so I am hoping you make your own so you can see how amazing this glitter that Els uses all the time really is. So lets get started!

Step 1: Attach a piece of your adhesive sheet to your heavy weight cardstock (Keep the backing onto your adhesive sheet as this is where you will add your glitter) cut your card front to 4 3/4 x 5 1/4, next with your adhesive side facing up , take your large snowflake die from the Art Journal Christmas Special and cut out the snowflake from the center of your page.

Step 2: Peel off the adhesive backing so your front card base is sticky and add your glitter, you will be surprised how little it takes to cover your page. Tap off the extra glitter, then attach a piece of acetate to the back of your front base covering your snowflake.

Step 3: Next, add some foam tape to all four sides of the back of my snowflake page closing the gaps so none of my shaker bits come out, I removed three side of my foam tape and placed it on top my card base that measures 5 x 5 1/2, next I filled my shaker bits through the space where the adhesive is still attached to the foam tape, once I have enough bits I removed the backing and sealed my shaker card. (Please see picture above)

Step 4: Cutting the base of the card, Take a heavy white cardstock and cut your card base 5 1/2 x 11 and score along the 11″ side at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4 and fold up your score lines as per picture above.

Step 5: Next attach your snowflake shaker to the bottom part of your folded card, this creates an easel style card.

Step 6: Out of your favorite cardstock cut out Jack frost from Joset’s collection, once you have assembled and inked your snowman, speckle with heavy body white paint.

Step 7: Attached your snowman using pop dot to the top of the card base, I also added a few jewels.

Step 8: I added a greeting from Classic Christmas Sentiments #CS101 and I cut out a few snowflakes from the Classic Christmas Collection kit and glittered my snowflakes. Next I pop dotted my greeting this creates a lip for your easel card.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and I am hoping you will join in and create a special glitter Christmas Card!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!

>Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Halloween Mixed Media – Monster Mash!

July 20, 2022

Hi everyone, I wanted to get a jump start on my Halloween/Fall projects so I made this super fun but messy Monster Mixed Media Planner Pages. So Lets get started.

Step 1: You will need Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, I used Black Soot, Straw and Carved Pumpkin, but any combination will do. You will also need Rangers Heavy Watercolor Paper, Moon Mask, Planner Essentials 2, Water Spritzy Bottle and Heating tool.

Step 2: Cut your two planner pages using Planner Essentials 2 from the Ranger Heavy Watercolor Cardstock. next place you Lrg Moon Mask on the top part of your left hand page.

Step 3: Spray your Straw, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot as per the picture above, once you have finished. Carefully lift your moon mask.

Step 4: Once you moon mask has been lifted, heat set with your heating tool.

Step 5: Once your page is dry I lightly spritzed the center of my moon so the distress spray activates. I then spritzed the side spray on my mixed media mat and dabbed the center of my moon. For my right hand side page I spritzed with the straw, Carved Pumpkin and Black Soot and dried it with my heating tool. (As per picture above)

Step 6: I cut out my Halloween Monsters from coordinating cardstock and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink or your choice of ink colors.

Step 7: Out of Planner Essentials Halloween Set 2, cut out your Haunted House, word and Number 31 from your choice of cardstock.

Step 8: Out of Planner Essentials 3 and heavy Black Card Stock cut out your Spider Web Frame and attach to your right hand side planner page.

Step 9: Once your Monsters are assembled, I attached my Haunted House down first, then my Monster Witch and Blue Pirate Monster the Cooking Pot was pop dotted on top of both monsters and the bat is attached with a small pop-dot to the top of the moon. (As per picture above)

Step 10: I matted the Halloween word onto Black and Lime Green Cardstock and attached to the top of my page. Next I attached my Monster Spider to the Web. I did not glue down the web as it leaves room to slide in a photo in the background.

Step 11: Add your reinforcement rings to both pages,

Step 12: And the best part is saved for last, I speckled both pages using a fan brush and heavy mixed media white paint.

I hope todays blog post brought you some inspiration and a little bit of Halloween Fun!

Thank you and Happy Crafting >Katie<

Joset Designs

Monster pop-up tags!

July 13, 2022

Hello crafty friends, I am bringing in the Monsters both Christmas and Birthday for todays blog post!! These cute tags come with a bit of a twist as the Birthday Tag is a small Garbage Can pop-up card. I hope you enjoy todays post and lets get stared!

Step 1: Out of dark grey card stock cut 4 x 11 & score in half, cut your card by laying the garbage can die just above the fold line, then run it through your machine. Next out of light grey cardstock cut out your garbage can and lid, I also created a handle by re-cutting the lid from black cardstock then I trimmed the handle and adhered it the the light grey handle.

Step 2: Line the pop-up die along the score line of your garbage can card and run it through your machine to create the pop-out. See picture below.

Step 3: out of Josets cute Monster sets cut both creatures from red, orange and other coordinating cardstock. I inked all my edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assembled. Next I cut out the balloon, stars, cake, birthday hat and party pieces ink and assembled.

Step 4: Create your card front by attaching all your creatures as per picture above using your favorite adhesive.

I added some glossy accents to the stars and the top of his Birthday hat.

Step 5: I added my cake, party favors and quote from the Monster Hugs stamp set to the inside of my pop-up tag. Last step is Speckling with a heavy body white paint and a fan brush*Optional*

To get a jump start on your Holiday creating, I just wanted to share with you another creative way to make your Holiday Tags or Garbage Can pop-up tag using different Christmas sets designed by Joset.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and brought a bit of creative inspiration to your day!! Take Care and happy crafting! >Katie<

Joset Designs

Happy Canada Day!!

June 30, 2022

Thank you for joining me today, here is my festive Canada Day blog post. This year Canada is celebrating 155 years as a nation and I could not think of a better way to celebrate Canada Day than to make this cute card for a few close friends. As they are also celebrating their birthday’s too. So let’s get started.

Step 1: Out of mixed media card stock I used Oxide Ink and started with Twisted Citron, next I blended in my Rustic Wilderness oxide ink. I then added Tumbled Glass and blended along the top with Unchartered Mariner (Which by the way is my new favorite new color for the oxides). Last step using my fan brush I splattered with water and dabbed it with some paper towel, set it aside and let it dry.

Step 2: Next I cut the Moose and Beaver critters from Joset’s Collection. The Beaver was cut from kraft cardstock and colored over with Rusty Hinge Oxide (This gives the beaver a more reddish brown fur). I cut the moose from a medium brown, dark brown and grey card stock and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Ink. For the Canadian flag I cut a heavy piece of white cardstock 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 and the red cardstock strips are 5/8 x 1 1/2, I lightly inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Next I used my Turkey die set and cut the leaves from red cardstock and used the Maple leaf in the center of my flag. The trees where cut from the Mason Jar set out of medium green and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Step 3: I attached my tree first only adhering along the center of the tree, this allows you to lightly fold up the branches giving it a 3D look. I added the small tree from the collection next to the large tree. I double pop dotted the moose over the smaller tree bending out the lower branch over the moose. Next I added pop dots onto the beaver and the back of the flag. I used a miscellaneous curved die for the flag pole. ** Last step I like to take a white heavy body paint and speckle my card.**

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and brought you some inspiration, Have a wonderful creative weekend!

>Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

There’s no place like Gnome.

June 18, 2022
Gnome Planner pages!

Hi Everyone, Thank you for joining me today! As we are celebrating Father’s day on this Sunday I take time to be thankful for all types of families we are part of and how happy that there is no place like Gnome. Lets get started…

Gnomes

Step 1: Out of different colored cardstock cut out your gnomes, hills, flowers, fence, sky and cattails from Adventures Edges 2, Once up a time accessories and Gnomes. I inked the edges with coordinating distress ink just a shade darker to highlight your images. Once you have attached your images together and inked your edges, put aside.

Step 2: For the Second page cut out another mushroom, cattails, fence, hill and flowers from Adventures Edges 2 and Once Upon a Time Accessories from your choice of cardstock and ink the edges .

Step 3: Out of Planner Essentials 4 , cut out 2 planner pages from your choice of designer paper and ink your edges. As per the main image.

Step 4: Cut out your Mushroom House card, next out of the same color of card stock cut out your front part of your mushroom house and accessories, including the top, door, window, small mushroom, grass, flowers, butterfly (from Once Upon a Time Accessories) from your choice of cardstock. Once everything is cut I inked my edges with Brown Distress ink and assembled my pieces. I added the insert piece to the back of my house so I can add this insert to my planner book. In the inside of my mushroom house I added a photo mat for a 3×3 photo, a small mushroom, grass and a few flowers.

Step 5: Once all my pages have been assembled I will add my reinforcement rings and speckle my pages with white paint.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post, if you have any questions about my post please send me your question to Katie Porcina on FB.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day!

>Katie<

Joset Designs

Stop and Smell the Sunflowers!

May 29, 2022

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Thank you for stopping by to see my blog post today, I am super excited about this page as my garden is up and growing and so are my Sunflowers. I hope this brings you some inspiration, now lets get started.

Step 1: Out of Planner Essentials 11 cut out your page from the Worn Wood designer paper collection. Next, cut out your photo frame from Planner Filmstrip set #1656 from dark brown cardstock. Out of kraft card stock cut out your bear from Joset’s Honey Bear #1727 and ink the edges with brown distress Ink, I also inked the cheeks with pink ink and added the eyes and mouth.

Step 2: Out of Florals 15 cut your petals from two shades of yellow cardstock and the smallest one from dark brown cardstock, then ink the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Next I took my flower shaping tool and shaped my flowers to give it a 3D effect. Out of green cardstock cut your leaves and ink the edges. Out of dark grey cardstock cut out your flower pot from Flower Pot/ Bucket #1957 and the trim from light grey cardstock, the handle was cut from woodgrain cardstock and inked from vintage photo distress ink.

Step 3: Arrange your flowers to the pot as per pictures above.

Step 4: Add your photo frame to your planner page, adhere the decorated pot with sunflowers and pop-dot your bear to the pot, I added a small sunflower and stem to the bear.

As an option I speckled my page with white paint and added my reinforcement rings.

Thank you so much for joining me today, Happy crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Stamping

Thinking of you card!

April 28, 2022

Hi everyone, thank you for joining me today for my inspirational post. I was feeling the need to create with some bright fun colors, so I hope you enjoy this fruitastic card!! so lets get started!

Step 1: Start with a 4×4 square piece of cardstock, next I took my Make your Mark Stencil and applied yellow ink directly to the back of the stencil I choose the honey come side, next, I lightly spritzed it with some water and pressed onto the cardstock.

Step 2: I took some of the Reminiscence washi tape #1 and ripped up a few pieces and added them to the card, as per picture above and set card panel aside.

Step 3: Cut and ink your squirrel, instead of the nut being brown I used red cardstock to make it into a strawberry (a great idea from another ECD Ambassador) I added pink to his cheeks and two white dots from a gel pen.

Step 4: Cut your strawberries from red card stock and the leaves from green cardstock and ink the edges. I used my paper shaping kit to add a little dimension to my strawberries and leaves.

Step 5: Next I assembled my Squirrel, Strawberries and leaves to my card panel as per picture above.

Step 6: I took some white acrylic paint and speckled the front of my card, set aside and let dry.

Step 7: I took a piece of card stock 5 x 10 and score @ 5″ to make my card front.

Step 8: I repeated the same process as the front of the card to the inside, by adding some yellow ink to the back of the stencil spritzing it and laying it down onto the cardstock.

Step 9: I added a stamp sentiment and layered it onto the black cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card. Last I added a strawberry, vine and flower.

Step 10: I cut a piece of black card stock 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and matted my front panel to it, then I added it to my card base.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

>Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Squirrelly about Camping!

March 30, 2022

Hi all, Happy Thursday!! Well how exciting is this my second blog post in one week!!! I am super happy to share with you my squirrelly camping pages. This squirrel die set is my new addiction I can not get enough of these squirrels. They are super fun and easy to make, so lets get started.

Step 1: Cut your main pages with your designer paper using Planner Essentials #4, next I cut out two strips of designer paper measuring 3″ x 8 1/4″ and inked the edges with brown ink. Then I adhered the paper strips to the left hand side on the left planner page and right side on the right planner page. Then cut two mats from coordinating designer paper with the round mat die from Planner Essentials 22 and adhere them to the center of your pages as per the picture above.

Step 2: Out of dark and light brown card stock cut out your two squirrels from Joset’s collection #1930 and ink the edges with brown ink. I added a little pink to the cheeks and highlighted with a white gel pen. After your cheek’s are dry I assembled my squirrels as per the picture above. With the Tent Die #1669 cut out your latten from red and yellow cardstock, ink with brown ink and assemble.

Step 3: Out of designer paper cut one tent – cut your poles from dark brown cardstock ink and assemble. Using Forest Accessories Die #1688 cut out your mushrooms with red, white and a light tan colored cardstock. Next I cut out the logs, stump and stick from woodgrain paper to create a cool texture. The bushes are cut from light and dark green cardstock, cut one marshmallow from white cardstock and ink with a bit of grey around the edges. My final step is to ink all the edges and assemble as per the picture above.

Step 4: Assemble and adhere your left planner page as per the picture above, the squirrel is pop dotted using some foam dots or tape.

Step 5: Assemble and adhere your right planner page as per the picture above, the squirrel is pop dotted using some foam dots or tape.

Step 6: Once you have assembled both your pages, I cut the word PHOTOS from Planner Essentials 31 and the clip from Sidekicks Essentials 5 all cut from dark brown cardstock.

Step 7: Attach your choice of reinforcement rings.

Last step is to add your favorite pictures and attach your clip and PHOTOS word.

**Optional** I always love to add a little white paint by speckling.

I hope your enjoyed todays blog post! Have a wonderful crafty day. >Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials Uncategorized

Gifts from the garden!

March 28, 2022

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Its Katie here with a cute little project idea that I wanted to share with you all. I am super excited to get into my garden this year and start my veggie patch, but the ground is still a little frozen here in Alberta, Canada. So I thought I would start by making a few gifts for my gardening friends.

Step 1: Start by cutting out your bunny and carrots from Joset’s Bunny die #1929 using your choice of coordinating cardstock. I inked the edges with grey ink and added some pink to the bunnies cheeks and assembled the bunny and carrots as per the photo above.

Cut your hat and brim from Joset’s Farmer set #1859 using a yellow and red cardstock, I inked the edges with brown ink. Cut one or two black crows from Joset’s Scarecrow die #1907 and one grey crate from Farm Accessories die #1858, and ink the edges with dark brown.

Out of kraft cardstock cut out a Seed Packet from -Sidekick Essentials #16, I inked the edges with brown ink and added a piece of acetate in the window of the seed packet. Then with black ink, I stamped the Seeds label from In my garden stamp set #CS212 onto the top part of the seed packet. Last step, fold up the edges and glue your pocket together and set aside.

Next, I Took apart some sisal rope and added it to the brim of the bunnies hat. (I wanted to make the hat look like it was coming a part) I added the tiny crow to the center.

Next lay your images out as per the picture above or change it up, and adhere your items to the seed packet.

*Optional- I like to speckle with white and brown paint.

My favorite and final step to this project, sign and date the back of your envelope and add your seeds!

The best part of this project is you can create a whole bunch of different seed packets, wildflowers, sunflowers and corn. Just cut out your images and add it to your bunnies crate.

I think cutting out pumpkins from Joset’s Hay Ride #1909 and add them to your crate would be a perfect way to give some of your favorite pumpkin seeds.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post for today, have a wonderful day!!

>Katie<

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