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Places I’ve Been Journal

October 21, 2020

Karen here today sharing a dashboard for my new journal that will be a scrapbook of all of the places I’ve been. Since I haven’t been able to travel (much) during the CV19, this will be a fun way to relive those memories!

I decided to use the gorgeous Summer Art paper and die cut two circles using the Fitted Circles Dies. I layered these circles up on blue and grey cardstock that was die cut with the Dotted Scallop Circles dies.

To turn these circles into “planner pages”, I used the die from Planner Essentials 5 to cut the holes as seen above. Then I had the fun in decorating them!

The “gold” in the banner (cut using a Celebration Flags die) is created using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock that I rubbed with Opal Polish by Creative Expressions (color is Golden Glow). The “blue” is black cardstock rubbed with Opal Polish in Blue Parakeet and Golden Glow. The die for this is from the Decorative Insert set. Those fun letters are from the Butterfly Pocket Insert. I love how all these dies “fit” together so nicely! And, of course, I had to add some reinforcements that were from Planner Labels (hearts) and the Reinforcement Variety Pack (small circles).

For this one, I used many of the same products as above and I added a heart that can be found in the Decorative Insert set. I added a few dots made with the Metallic Gold Craft Drops and a few diamond dots from my stash.

I’m going to have SUCH fun creating pages for my new planner/scrapbook. Hope you like my circle-fun pages!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Blue and Grey, Opal Polish, Diamond Dots

A Way With Words Art Journal Collection Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Halloween

October 12, 2020

With Halloween only just around the corner we thought a Halloween theme would be perfect for today’s blog post. Our design team members created some amazing spooky projects that sure will blow your mind. We have a lot to show you this time so let’s get started.

First project is from EK Gorman who created this fantastic Halloween display using the animal critters by Joset Designs and decorated each of them in their fabulous halloween costume. How fun would this be to re-create and play dress up with the critters. For the costumes she used a combination of the critter accesory dies. Make sure to check out EK’s blog for all the details.

Sandy Diller created this adroable Trick or Treat card using the Knight’s Armour and Princess dies. Love how Sandy dressed up ths princess and the cute accesories. For the semtiment she used the Spooky Sentiments with the matching die from the Labels 1 set.

Marjolijn van Elsberg has been working away on a Halloween day by day and here is her final page she created. For the page itself she used the largest page die from Planner Essentials 7 and decorated the page with a combination of different sets from the planner collection. She also used the beautiful Budding Florals from Ilse and Charlene.

Tanja Kabel created this very cute Boo card using the Princess die and dressed her up like a witch using the Halloween Accessories. What an adorable little witch. She decorated the background using the Spiderweb die. Make sure to check out Tanja’s blog for instructions.

Joseph Nguyen created this stunning decor wall hanger using a combination of dies from the Fantasy Flowers collection. To color the flowers he used different colors of Silk Microfine Glitter. Make sure to head over to Joseph’s Facebook page for ideas and tutorials.

Tina Guigui created this spooky Halloween card using the Scarecrow die in combination with the Castle Folding Card die that can we used on a flat card as well. Love the colored background and the matching colors from the scarecrow hat and t-shirt.

Anita Izendoorn created this collection of cards using the Cat die set in combination with the Pumpkin and Halloween Accessories set. Love the coloring and the pretty purple backgrounds. Anita created more beautiful Halloween cards that you can check out on her blog.

From cards with many accessories we move to this Bootifull card created by Suzanne Canon showing simple yet elegant. For the sentiment she used the Beautiful die from the “Beautiful and Amazing” set and combined this with the Fitted Ovals and Dog die sets to create the ghost. What a fabulous idea.

Karen Ostergard created a black cat perfect for Halloween using the Cat die set. For the Sentiment she used the Spooky Sentiments with the matching die from Labels 1. Karen picked the perfect Halloween paper for her background. What a great card.

Annette Green created this adorbale scarecrow card using the Scarecrow die in combination with dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. She added some branches using the Berry Branch and some little leaves from the Pumpkins set. Love the papers she picked to make this card. Annette created some easy step-by-step instructions on her blog.

Katelyn Grosart created this adorable treat box for Halloween using the Pizza Box die set. She decorated the box with the Spiderweb and the Pumpkin dies and added a sentiment from the Spooky Sentiments set. Love this idea. Make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog for instructions.

Sanna Lippert crated this beautiful Halloween card using the Trick-or-treat die in combination with the Pumpkins. Love the bright colors of this card. She added some details to the background using the Make your mark stencil. You can find step-by-step instructions on Sanna’s blog.

Last card for today is this beautiful bright colored card from Samantha Klaebe. She used the Pumpkin die in combination with the Leaf Pattern Background die. For the sentiment she used the Spooky Sentiments set. Love the added stitched details.

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Fall Planner Insert

September 24, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Fall Planner Insert.

To create my Fall Planner Insert, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, the Art Journal Specials Collection and stamps from Charlene. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner insert at home.

Step One. Die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tag & Toppers die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Story Telling stencil in the middle of the tag. Using a palette knife, put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry. Once the paste has dried, sprinkle Magenta Nuance in Red and Orange on the tag. Spritz the powder with water and allow time to dry.

Step Two. From the Background Stamps 1 you’ll need the dot stamp. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the dot stamp and stamp randomly on the tag. You’ll need to stamp a total of seven times. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From a Fall piece of patterned paper, die cut the rectangle with a slot on the right from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the rectangle piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 4 – Tag & Toppers die, you’ll need the stitched banner and the long point label. Die cut the stitched banner out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut the long point label out of a piece of Fall patterned paper. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Reinforcement Variety Pack, you’ll need the reinforcement with the rounded end. Die cut a total of eight reinforcements out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Make A Wish Stamp Set, you’ll need two of the feathers. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to both the feather stamps and stamp onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. Color the feathers in using the Watercolor Palette. Fussy cut both feathers out. Ink the edges of both feathers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Morning Letters Stamp Set, you’ll need the letters to spell out Fall. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the letter stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Potting Soil Archival Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Adhere one of the reinforcements over top of the hole at the top of the tag. Adhere four of the reinforcements on the left hand side of the tag, making sure that they line up with the rings in your planner. Flip the tag over and adhere the remaining reinforcements overtop of the reinforcements you just adhered.

Step Nine. Staple the stitched banner and long pointed label to the left hand side of the rectangle. Foam square the rectangle 7/8″ from the bottom and 1/4″ over the right hand side of the tag.

Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the two feathers as desired on the rectangle piece. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Fall word to the bottom right side of the feathers as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Magenta Nuance: Red and Orange
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock, Fall Patterned Paper and Mini Stapler
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

The World needs who you were made to be

September 22, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you a Mixed Media Art Journal Project. But first I would like to introduce you to some of the different pages you can create with the help of the dies from the Summer Journal Special.

Possibility 1:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left, cut off one of the flaps and stitch it together
  • I use this to store my cut outs from the Summer Journal Special

Possibility 2:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left and the pocket on the bottom right
  • cut off the flap on the left
  • you end up with one normal page on the left and a pocket on the right

Possibility 3:

  • cut out the double page with the die on the left
  • cut off the flaps
  • add the half pocket cut out with the die n the top left
  • you can use this to store your stencils from the Summer Journal Special or a tag

In the following step by step tutorial I am going to create a mixed media tag and decorate the half pocket:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • since I already showed you how to create the half pocket, I only need to die cut the tag from watercolor paper with the help of the die from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set

Step 2: Adding Texture

  • adhere some torn tissue paper to the tag with multi medium
  • apply Grit Paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special and let this dry or heat-it with your heat tool for even more texture

Step 3: Adding Color

  • add color by smooshing the tag into watered-down Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
  • dye four strands of torn seam binding with Distress Stains Peacock Feathers and thread them through the hole of the tag
  • cut out one of the poppies from the Floral Insert die set from grey cardstock
  • add a pre-cut sentiment

Step 5: Decorating the Pocket

  • apply Distress Ink Hickory Smoke through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special
  • stamp one of the definitions from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • stamp some single words from that same set and with that same ink – use up to fifth generation stamping to let it fade out

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
tissue paper
multi medium
grit paste
Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Stains Peacock Feathers
Seam Binding
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
Versafine Clair Nocturne

Art Journal Collection Krista Schneider

Hello Pumpkin!!!

September 16, 2020

I love Halloween, and I love pumpkins!!!

No Halloween without pumpkin. I love everything about them; the way they grow, the beautiful leaves, the curls and the enchanting flowers and then those delicious orange pumpkins, so beautiful!!

I’ve tried a few times to grow them in my garden, but I can’t get past the flowers. I think I’m doing something wrong. But also the flowers are beautiful so I buy the pumpkins in the shop or in the garden centre. 

On this page no pictures of pumpkins because it’s not quite yet the season although I already saw beautiful plants in my area. Not in my yard this time.

Today again a little further with my Halloween calendar, day 3 of October.

The funny Dracula is from a set by Tim Holtz. Furthermore, only Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps and dies used.

The base is made with set 5 of the Sidekick planner, then I made a layer with die set 21 Note Pieces.

With a little stencil (own collection) I wrote the text Almost Halloween and stamped the text Hello Pumpkin. I will show you later how I did it.

I edited this text with black embossing powder.

The pumpkins stamps are from the ECD Halloween clear stamp set. I colored them with the watercolor palette set. Such beautiful colors! I made reinforcers out of the little pumpkins by giving them a hole with the Crop a dile, it looks like a big mouth 😉

I have to continue with my planner because October is getting pretty close!!

This is all I’ve used for this page.

I promised to show you how I stamped my sentiment. This is how I did it. Sometimes I don’t want to use the whole stamp but a part of it like here. This is a stamp from the Halloween collection “spooky sentiments”. The part I didn’t want to use I taped with washi tape. I then inked my stamp and just before stamping I removed the tape. You do have to work a little fast as otherwise your ink already dries up so make sure you have everything ready to go. I’ve stamped with Versafine, which last for quite a long time. Then I sprinkled embossing powder over it and heated it, then the stamp is even sharper and with a nice shine.

This is what I wanted to show you today. I hope I inspired you a little bit.

See you next time,

Have a great day 😉

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

See Possibility Everywhere

September 15, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step-by-step tutorial for this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • use Alcohol Inks (Aqua, Turquoise) and an Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry) to create a background on Yupo
  • cut out your favorite spot with one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • adhere it to an Art Journal Page cut with the help of the page die from the Floral Insert die set from a piece of patterned paper

Step 2: Coloring and Setting the Scene

  • stamp the turtle from the Water Creatures set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • cut it out
  • color the turtle using the Watercolor Palette
  • dye a piece of cheesecloth with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers)
  • cut out a piece of fabric and prepare a string of silver thread

Step 3: Assembly

  • adhere all the different elements on top of each other using hot glue
  • use clear double-sided adhesive to attach a pre-cut sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Alcohol Ink (Aqua, Turquoise)
Alcohol Ink Alloy (Foundry)
patterned paper
Yupo
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Walnut Stain)
fabric
cheesecloth
silver thread
hot glue gun
pre-cut sentiment

Art Journal Collection Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

No.7 Planner Pocket

September 10, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my No.7 Planner Pocket.

To create my No.7 Planner Pocket, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and the Art Journal Specials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner pocket at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper and die cut the Pocket die from the Planner Essentials 22 – Planner Pocket 3 – Top Loading twice. On the pocket that will be the front, place the rectangle die from the same die set and place it in the middle of the front pocket. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Cut a piece of vellum that measures 3 1/2″ x 6″.

Step Three. Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 3 7/8″ x 8″.

Step Four. From a piece of coordinating patterned paper, die cut the tattered tag topper from the Planner Essentials 22 – Planner Pocket 3 – Top Loading Die. Ink the edges of the topper using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the same die, die cut the reinforcement strips out of black cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the arrow strip out of black cardstock from the same die used in the previous step.

Step Seven. Choose another piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces out of the patterned paper. From the same die, die cut the stitched rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose a third piece of coordinating patterned paper and die cut the stitched banner from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Topper die. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Choose two of the flower stems from the Flower Power die and die cut them out of kraft cardstock.

Step Ten. Next you’ll need the Pieces of Life 2 – Numbers & Labels stamp set. From the stamp set, you need the No. and 7. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the two stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the 7 out. Cut the No. word into a strip. Ink the edges of the No. and 7 using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Adhere the vellum to the back side of the die cut hole in the front pocket.

Step Twelve. Adhere the stitched rectangle to the middle of the note piece. Staple the arrow piece to the middle of the stitched rectangle piece. Foam square the stitched banner 1/2″ from the bottom and all the way to the right hand side of the note piece. Adhere the No. and 7 as desired on the banner. Staple the note piece to the bottom right hand side of the note pocket as desired.

Step Thirteen. Staple the two flower stems as desired in the middle of the vellum piece in the pocket.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the front pocket to back pocket on the tabs and sides. Make sure that the top of the pocket isn’t adhere together.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the reinforcement strips over top of the holes on the now formed pocket.

Step Sixteen. Adhere the torn tab topper to the top of the black cardstock piece.

Step Seventeen. Slide the black cardstock piece with topper at the top of the pocket.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my No.7 Planner Pocket 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
  • Wild Whisper Designs: Strength of the Season Paper Pack
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum and Mini Stapler
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