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Fall is here

October 26, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut the Decorative Insert from patterned paper from the Wanderlust paper pack and two of the Mystical Mushrooms from watercolor paper

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • stamp some weeds from the Kindness set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with Ranger Aqua Tinsel embossing powder
  • stamp the sentiment with the help of the Morning Letters set, Versamark and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder

Step 3: Adding Color

  • color the mushrooms using the watercolor palette and Finetec Mica Watercolors Inca Gold
  • adhere them to the page with a strip of corrugated cardboard

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Versamark
Ranger Aqua Tinsel and Liquid Platinum embossing powder
corrugated cardboard

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:

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

Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Party Animal

August 23, 2021

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here. Today I’m sharing this fun card! This zebra is one of my favourite animal dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I decided to create a 60’s vibe background with some planner stamps and dies – the only thing missing is the shiny disco ball!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: On Copic friendly card. stamp a row of the Background 3 stamp as shown below.

Step 2: Using Copic markers colour in the small squares. Use different colours and continue to colour until you are happy with the desired look.

Step 3: Trim the card front to measure: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 4: Die cut the zebra, colour in the zebra stripes, then assemble the zebra and adhere to the card front.

Step 5: Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from Safari Sayings clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment using the Puzzle Page Art Journal die

Step 6: Adhere the sentiment to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Die cut the music notes from Planner Essentials 10 and adhere to the card front.

Step 7: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial – a bright colourful card to celebrate the party animal in all of us!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Others:

Copic Friendly Cardstock

Copic Markers

Black Cardstock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Embossing Ink

White Embossing Powder

Embossing Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Traveler's Notebook

Farm Fresh

August 19, 2021

Hii everyone! Here I am again, Lisanne. I’m ready to show a new page in my square TN. It’s still a bit new for me to work so small, but I really like it. The best part is that you can process all kinds of collections in it. So that is what I want to show you today.

For this page I used the paper Rainbow of Happiness from Ilse and Charlene. Such a beautiful, colourful paper. The Poloraid Page is perfect to use as base. But I want to give it something special. So I made some dots in the paper with the Honeycomb Dots. Isn’t it a beautiful dies?

I also added some light texture paste with a mask stencil. When this paste is still wet, I added some Silk Microfine Glitter Silverado. When it dries the glitter stick to it. This colour glitter combines perfectly with this paper.

Maybe some of you know my style of working and combine different collections. That’s how I did it this time. I used the super cute Donkey from the Farm Collection. All coloured with Distress Ink, but you can do that in you own style.

The crate is a part of the Farm Accessories. This crate is filled with food for the Donkey. At the right page you can see all these plants growing. When the plants are ripe they are ready to harvested.

So at the right page you see all the plants from the Home Jungle. They are growing in a beautiful place. All the plants are coloured with Distress Oxide. I tried to let go of control, so that means some parts are darker, some lighter haha. Just taking step by step. But at the end I really like it.

So at least I added a beautiful hanger which say ‘home jungle’. At the back of this hanger you can see a small part of jute, great combination. At the left page I added a little banner with Farm Fresh.

I think I’ve told you everything about these pages, hopefully you like it.

Thankyou so much for reading and have a great day!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Jute
  • Light paste Finnabair
  • Distress Oxide: Ground Espresso, Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Rustic Wilderness
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Places I’ve Been – Oregon

August 9, 2021

Karen here today sharing another couple pages I’ve made for my “Places I’ve Been” journal. I have very much enjoyed going back through old pictures and reliving some of these fun moments. Today’s pages are about a trip I made to Lincoln City, Oregon back in August 2017. I had decided to go spend a couple days with my parents who were vacationing there, drove 11 hours and was lucky enough to be there during the total eclipse!

The base for my page was cut with the Planner Essentials 3. On the front I also used the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio to cut out the letters and added a stamp from the Family stampset to the tab. The “love” die can be found in Planner Essentials 3, and I cut out the “Total Solar Eclipse” journaling piece from a die in the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces set. The arrow is also from that set. I added the cute glasses from the Party Accessories Kit. And of course, no page would be complete for me without reinforcements from the two variety packs.

For the back of the page, I used the Planner Essentials 36 – Windows Overlay. To get the four-box overlay, I just basically cut off the bottom two boxes with a pair of scissors. The #sofab is also from that set. The stamp on the tab is from the Family stampset as is the stamp on the top of the page.

The yellow picture above in the corner shows an “oops” moment of mine where I hadn’t closed a black ink pad and accidentally dropped the page on top of the ink pad. I decided to turn it into a design element by adding dots and adding a line and dots elsewhere on my layouts. I kinda like it 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and solid cardstock, black ink, black multiliner pen

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Summer Journal Special Traveler's Notebook

Splish Splash

June 23, 2021

Hii all! It’s Lisanne here. It is time for a new blogpost from me. So the weather here in the Netherlands getting better and better. The Under the Sea Collection is perfect to use at this time of the year. I really like this Collection in combination with the square TN.

For this pages I used the Poloroid page and the beautiful Rainbow of Happiness paper. I used the paper with the blues and green colours. So let’s start with the Octopus page, doesn’t he look cute?

The Puzzle Page is a dies set with a lot of dies. I used the biggest frame and the splash. I used a thin denim sheet, that looks perfect with the Rainbow of Happiness paper. I used the frame without the splash with the Octopus.

The octopus is coloured with Distress Ink, some high lights with the a gell pen and glossy accents at his eyes. The eyes look rounder. But be carefully with these accents, they have to dry a little time.

I adhere some coral from the Summer Journal Kit in different colours to the page. Love all these colour explosion. The little fish at the right is also from the Summer Journal kit. At least I make a life buoy, which is a dies from the Whale, and stamped the text Splish Splash.

The second page is with the sea Turtle. He is so adorable. I told you that I made a splash from a denim sheet. The part who felt out is glued at the Turtle page. But only half of the splash, the other half is at the back. I also glued some waves from the Summer Journal kit at this page. I didn’t know if you see this that good, but for now it looks good haha.

I build up the Sea Turtle with ofcourse Distress Ink. Only the Turtle wasn’t enough for me. So at this page I made coral to but now with different colours. In combination with the other page, it looks beautiful!

I also made some accessories from the diving accessories. But I think they are laying a very long time at the bottom of the sea. They turning a little bit green haha.

I think I’ve told you everything about these two TN pages. I’ve had a lot of fun making these pages with all these beautiful colours.

Thankyou so much for reading! And hopefully I see you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Gelly Roll white and black
  • Denim Sheets Papermania
  • Distress Ink Octopus page: Black Soot, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Rustic Wilderness, Forest Moss and Picked Raspberry.
  • Distress Ink Turtle page:Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive, Worn Lipstick and Pumice Stone.

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers

Pocket Cards

May 29, 2021

Karen here today with a few fun cards that I made recently using the Sealed Pocket die from the Art Journal line. How fun that these dies are so versatile that they can be used for journals, scrapbooks, cards and more! I added some florals to my cards as well!

I made three versions of this card. For this version, I colored the flowers with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and used the Florals 2 Dies with 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. The leaves in all my cards today are colored with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The card base and the pocket are also 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I glued the pocket to the card front which is cut just shy of 4″ across and 5-1/4″ tall. Then it fit perfectly on a standard A2 vertical card base.

One can add a fun giftcard to the tag in the pocket. In my case, I also printed a sentiment and added some ribbon. So fun!

This version is cut with the Florals 5 Dies and is colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink.

And finally, this version is cut with the Florals 3 Dies and is colored with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Distress Inks, Ribbons, Patterned Tie Dye Paper

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Dragonfly Tag

May 19, 2021

Karen here! For today’s post, I created a tag that I’ll be tying to a bottle of wine as a gift to a co-worker who will be leaving soon for retirement. I’m so jealous and, yet, so happy for her. Tags are a great way of turning a simple gift into something special.

I started this tag by diecutting the sweet dragonfly from the Sidekick Essentials 18 die set. I love that the planner sets have really cute dies that can be used for planners, cardmaking and more! I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and daubered some embossing fluid on the edges. I then used Copper embossing powder and heat set it.

The beautiful paper used in this tag is from the NEW Rainbow of Happiness paper from the Art Journal line. I diecut the tag using the Planner Essentials 26 set that has some really amazing tags and toppers. I embellished it with a couple of Fitted Heart diecuts and some ribbon. I stamped a sentiment from the Family Stamps onto a banner that is also in Planner Essentials 26. Finally, I added a few half-pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black ink, half-pearls, embossing liquid and powder, ribbon

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