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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

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.

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Traveler's Notebook

An Elegant Journal and video tutorial

May 5, 2021
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with a little different twist on the new square TN art journal. I’ve created an elegant book using paints, stencils, stamps and of course new dies from the Picture It art journal collection and I’ve provided a video tutorial taking you through all the steps below.
In the video, I share how I painted the cover of the new Chic Black TN, added ribbon and lace, buttons and wax seals, and so much more embellishment throughout this sweet little TN.
You’ll learn all kinds of little tips for using the new dies, how I choose my papers and plan out the process of building the album, and even some product suggestions you’ve been asking me for, such as what I use to store my dies.
I show how to add vellum to the pocket pages, different ways to use the decorative insert die, tips for adding silver metallic cardstock pieces, and so much more. I hope you can join me as I share the whole process in the video below. You’re sure to want to add the new square TN to your planner/art journal series!

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Summer Journal Special

The Fisherman

April 28, 2021

Hi All! Lisanne here again. I think a lot of you have dies from Joset’s collections. For this card I used a lot of different ones as I love mixing and matching them. I had so much fun creating this card!

Let me tell you how I created this card…

I started with the base. I cut one large stitched square using the Stitched Square (1698) die and colored it with Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye Distress Ink. This gives a picture of land and sky. For the sky I used a mask stencil from the Art Journal Special (SO39). This mask looks like waves, but I used this for clouds.

Than the funniest part of the whole card. Die cut, color and assemble all the pieces. I used Soft Finish Cardstock for this and colored with Diustress Inks. I made some bushes with the Forest Accessories (1688). At these bushes there are growing some flowers. Isn’t this looks cute?

The Fisherman stands in front of the bushes. He is very busy with fishing. The Fisherman is made from the Farmer dies and the Safari Accessories. The fishing rod is a die from the Camping Accessories. And at least the water pool is the mud pool from the Pig.

All the dies I colored with the Distress Ink. Below I will write all the used products. So for now I will thank you all for reading! See you soon!

Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Gelly Roll white and black
  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Abandoned Coral.
Art Journal Collection

Butterfly Art Journal Page

April 27, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • apply Embossing Paste through the Waves stencil on a piece of watercolor paper and let this layer dry thoroughly
  • add color using pinks from the Watercolor Palette
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Black Soot and add some splatters with watered-down black acrylic ink

Step 2: Creating the Butterfly

  • roll a piece of purple tissue paper for the butterfly’s body
  • add little antennas – I used ready-made stamen that you would normally use for flower centers
  • cut out two wings from vellum using a die from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set
  • color the vellum with a light teal Alcohol Marker
  • assemble the butterfly using hot glue
  • add a pre-made sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Embossing Paste
Distress Ink
Acrylic Paint
Tissue Paper
Vellum
Alcohol Marker
Hit Glue

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team

This is Love

April 22, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am playing around with Ilse and Charlene’s Lady and Gentleman stamp set to create a card, colored only in neutral browns. I just love how an all brown tone project looks, appearing very rustic, and yet somehow really colorful.

Step One: Using both watercolor paper and waterproof ink, stamp both the Lady and Gentleman stamp set and the First Sights of Spring stamp set images onto your paper. My paper is cut larger than my card frame, so I know the edges will still need to be trimmed before turning this into a card.

Step Two: Color the people in the image and different brown tones. I used watercolor pencils, but any watercolor medium would work. Here I have colored in the people like I would if I was using colored pencils.

Step Three: Using clear water, activate the watercolor pencils. Let dry.

Step Four: Finish coloring the rest of the image using your watercolor medium of choice.

Step Five: Again activate the pencil using clean water. Let dry again.

Step Six: Fill in the empty space using one of the Pattern Stencil Pack stencils. I picked the circles stencils and blended Tea Dye Distress Oxide through the stencil.

Step Seven: Trim the watercolor paper to fit an A2 card frame and adhere it to the frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add craft drops to the project to add more visual interest. I used Metallic Gold Craft Drops to keep the neutral color palette.

Step Eight: Add a sentiment to the project from the Retro Label Sayings stamp set stamped in Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.

What do you think of a project colored in only one color tone? Do you ever only ever use one value when creating a project? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


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

Art Journal Collection Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Hi Notecard

March 29, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Hi Notecard.

To create my notecard, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection, Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as stamps from the Art Journal Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my notecard at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Fitted Indented Square out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both squares using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Next, you’ll need the letters H & I from the Morning Letters Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letters and stamp onto the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of a piece of brown patterned paper. Cut the ornament down to 4 1/4″.

Step Five. From the Florals 6, die cut the leaves three times out of a piece of green patterned paper.

Step Six. Die cut the Medium, small and extra small flower twice out of a blue lightly patterned paper. Die cut the medium, small and extra small flower once out of a blue patterned paper. Die cut the centres once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of all of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Step Seven. Adhere the 4″ square to the 4 1/4″ square. Foam square the 3 3/4″ square to the 4″ square.

Step Eight. Adhere the elegant ornament in the middle of the 3 3/4″ square. Adhere the 1 1/2″ stitched square to the middle of the elegant ornament.

Step Nine. Adhere the coordinating flowers together. Adhere a white centre in the middle of each flower.

Step Ten. Adhere the three leaves as desired on the left hand side of the card front. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the three flowers to the left side of the elegant ornament, making sure the flowers cover the bottom of the leaves.

Step Eleven. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Hi Notecard at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Bird Watcher 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
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