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Katie Porcina

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.


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!!


Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Easter’s on its way!

February 28, 2022

Hi everyone, Happy Monday!

Today I am showing you this super cute Easter double page layout for my planner essentials album using the new Bunnies, Easter basket and Daffodils from Joset’s new collect. I can not get enough of these bunnies! I have made a stock pile of them for cards and future projects so stay tuned for those.

Lets get started!

Step 1: Create two bunnies from the Bunny Die #1929 from Joset’s new collection, I created these bunnies from white, grey, dark grey and black card stock, I added a little pink ink for the cheeks before attaching the whiskers. Next I created 3 carrots from orange and green cardstock.

Step 2: Next I cut out the Easter Basket from Die #1932 from dark brown, light brown and pink card stock. I inked the edges with brown ink. Next I cut out white flowers and eggs in all different cardstock colors. Then I took the grass die from Slim Line Adventures #1925 and cut out a strip of grass and set aside.

Step 3: cut out 1 Daffodil from Die #1933 from a light yellow card stock and ink the edges with brown or a dark yellow ink. the stems are cut from green cardstock.

Step 4: Cut your designer paper of your choice from Planner Essentials Die #41, next I took the rounded corner mat die and cut out three different designer papers. One is for the mat and two are trimmed for pockets. I adhered the first mat by gluing the three sides leaving the top with no glue to create the pocket, I recreated the second pocket the same way and attached it to the base mat.

Step 5: Once your pockets have been created, place your basket and bunny image as per picture above, the bunny is pop dotted with foam dots.

Step #6: Cut your designer paper of your choice from Planner Essentials Die #41, next I took the rounded corner mat and cut out a base mat.

Step #7: I cut out of dark brown cardstock the “Photo” frame from Planner Essentials #3 and matted some designer paper behind it. From dark brown cardstock I cut out a photo mat 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and the designer paper is 3×3 and attached to the mat. I first attached the bottom photo mat and pop dotted the “Photo” mat to the top. Next I attached my bunny, daffodil, grass and eggs as per picture above.

Step #8: Using Reinforcement Varity Pack #1736 I cut out all the rings from light cardstock and attached to both pages.

Step 9: I like to finish off my pages by speckling with white craft paint.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post, if you have any questions in regards to this project please feel free to reach out to me on Facebook @ Katie Porcina.

Happy crafting and take care!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Love You! Heart Planner Pages

January 31, 2022

Hi everyone, Katie here with my very first blog post as part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Ambassadors Team. I am super excited to show you how I created this very cute but simple Heart Planner pages featuring Joset’s adorable elephant die.

First I cut out two elephants from Joset’s Collection. Then you will need to cut out two extra feet for Miss. Elephant all out of light grey card stock. Next I cut out the inside of the ears with light pink card stock. Then I gently inked my elephants with a dark grey ink, and dark pink for the ears. From the Planner Essentials #20, I cut out the word LOVE from light grey card stock and the background from dark grey cardstock. From the Sidekick Planners #2, I cut out the word YOU from Light grey and background in dark grey cardstock. The Hearts are cut from red card stock.

Making the Heart Planner pages and using the Elizabeth Crafts Woodgrain Paper. I then cut out the Large Heart from Planner Essentials #20, from the Reminiscence Book #2. Then cut the small Heart Page and the Photo Mats. I also cut out the Large Heart using 80lbs card stock and attached the woodgrain paper to it. This makes it a bit more durable in my planner album. Before I start attaching my papers and reinforcements, I inked my edges with brown ink.

After my base pages and photo mats are attached, I used pop dots to add my Miss and Sir Elephant to my planner pages. Then I pop dotted the word LOVE and YOU and adhered my hearts with glue. I love to speckle my pages, so I lightly speckled my pages with white paint.

I hope you found some inspiration from my post today, Have a wonderful craft day! Katie

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