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Believe – Santa and his Penguin

November 28, 2022

Karen here today sharing a couple Christmas Cards! Christmas is less than a month away. Do you have all your cards done? Ya, me neither – but I am making them with these fun new and older designs from Joset. In today’s cards edition, I used the new Santa Claus from the Warm & Cozy Collection and the Penguin from an older collection (still relevant and fun!).

First up is the fun new Santa Claus! He is carrying his bag full of toys for kids and adults who believe! I used red, black and 90 lb white Soft Finish Cardstock (from ECD) to create him. All of the pieces “on top” were backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before cutting to make it so much easier! The face is colored with Copics E00 and R20, the beard and other gray features with Copics C1 and C3 and eyes with Copic C7. The glasses and buckle are die cut with gold cardstock. For the Sentiment, I used the new Holiday Treats Sentiment Set on top of Santa’s list that is colored with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink.

And one of my older favorites – the Penguin! Again, I used black, green and Soft Finish Cardstock to create this sweet little guy. The feet are colored with Copic YR14. I just love him! He is on top of a Stitched Circle as is the sentiment. The cardstock on all of these are a combination of TH and G45 that I had in my scrap pile!

That’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Copics, Distress Inks, Patterned and plain colors cardstock, red dots, lace

Cardmaking Joset Designs Uncategorized

Feel the Warmth

November 11, 2022

Karen here! I usually make at least 100 Christmas cards and send them out. I’m SO far behind and so glad that I have Joset’s new collection to help and inspire me. Today’s cards use the adorable new Mrs. Claus and the Sweater Season set.

How sweet is this sweater from the Sweater Season set with a bear on it?! The background papers are all from the Christmas Lives Here paper collection. (I added a Fitted Square a bit crooked just to frame the sweater a bit. I created the sweater from a green dotted G45 scrap along with sleeves that are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with Copic G46. Of course the waist and collar are also Soft FInish Cardstock. The sentiment tag is from the new Nested Tag set and the sentiment itself is from Holiday Treats.

I absolutely love Mrs. Clause! It’s like putting together a paper doll from when I was younger. She is so super sweet. Her feet and dress are cut from the same G45 dotted paper I used in the sweater. The rest of the pieces are cut with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used a Copic E00 on the skin, the Copic G46 for the collar and bottom of the apron, and the C1 for the hair. I cut her sweet little glasses with gold cardstock and added some lace and twine. Cutting the pieces on top with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive makes it so much easier to put together!

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft & green cardstock, Copic Markers, red jewels

Cardmaking Planner Essentials

Celebrate

November 10, 2022

Hi all! It is time for a new blogpost from me. This time I share a birthday card for my grandfather.

I started with a piece of woodgrain paper from Tim Holtz. I coloured it with Distress Stain Spray (Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap). I also added Distress Oxide Ink Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso. And at least I used the Distress Crayons Ground Espresso and Anitque Bronze for some highlights.

I had the idea to use vellum but only vellum without stamping. But when I did some stamping I loved it. First I stampeld with some gold ink and stamp CS234. After that I stamped some words in it with the monthly overview (CS252). I added the vellum on top of the Woodgrain Cardstock.

I also used the banner from Planner Essentials 42.

The next step is making the age of my grandfather with some pieces from Reminiscene the book 3. I made a small group with the numbers.

This group comes behind the frame from Planner Essentials 42. Just adding a reinforcement and some hemp cord. At least I put some black cardstock behind the Woodgrain Cardstock.

I’ll hope you got inspired by this card! Thankyou for watching/reading and see you the next time.

Kind regards Lisanne

Used products:

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • Reminiscene the book 3
  • Reinforcements set 3

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Stain spray: Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso
  • Distress Crayon: Ground Espresso and Anitque Bronze
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Archival Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Cardmaking Paper Flowers Planner Essentials

Be Authentic

November 7, 2022

Good Morning Creative Friends, it is Karan Gerber here to share a project with you today. This time i am sharing a card with you using one of my most favorite Floral dies, Florals 6.

 I have put together a card using florals 6, the beautiful leaves from Planner Essentials 55 and Stitched Rectangles. I cut 3 of each of the flowers small medium and large so i could get a very full flower At this point i wasnt sure just how many i would use to create my flowers, on this card, my favorite, is a peony.

 

To achieve the look on the florals, i used distress sprays and patina alcohol ink. I first colored parts of the florals with peacock feather distress ink. and used peeled paint distress ink on the leaves. 
I also added some snow paste on them to add some texture.

 I used Dragons eye Spark paint from prima on the leaves form the planner essentials set. 

I hope you like my project share today. Have you tried creating flowers with florals 6 lately?  Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Label box

October 27, 2022

Hii all!

I’m here today with a new blogpost. I am very excited about this project because I can use a lot of different things. I used a Vignette Box from Tim Holtz filled with dies from Esther and Joset. It is such a fun project to fill.

As you can see I used a lot of different base dies. I used the cutting tags from the paperpad Christmas Lives here, Planner Essentials 42 (shapes, frames and words), the Library Pocket Filler Cards and the Nested Tags from Joset (1998). With these dies you can make a lot of different combinations. So let’s start with the first one.

I used the paper from Christmas Lives Here to start with. For this card I also used some corrugated cardboard and tear that. At the back I used a stencil with some icicle texture paste. Adhere the corrugated cardboard, a label and some holly with berries.

At the back I only made the lantern from the Lantern Page.

For the next card I stamped with the Peace and Joy stamp, Versamark and some red Embossing Powder. It is not that tight, but I like this for now. At the right I made a little tab.

At the back I used the stamp Crayons with Journaling Cards and another Holly with berries.

The next card is made with the Frames from Planner Essentials 42. Just die-cutting the full card with the beautiful bird and added a frame.

At the back of the frame I did some stamping, used an older label and added some tab behind the label. I also used the small trees from the Sidekick Essentials. And ofcourse some sparkling.

For the next card I started with some stencil and Ink for the background, added a part of the tree page and a small Nutcracker.

And at the back also some stamping with embossingpowder, some gifts and a stamped paperclip. I really love to make combinations with dies and stamps.

And last but not least I made these two tags with Santa and Mrs. Santa.

I think I told you everything for now haha. It is a long post this time, but I had some much fun making and sharing this. Below this post you can see all the used products.

Thankyou for visiting!

Kind regards

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • 1990 Santa Claus
  • 1991 Mrs. Claus
  • 1998 Nested Tags

Other used products:

  • Versamark Ink
  • WOW! Embossing powder Primary Burgundy Red
  • Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Black Soot and Tea Dye.
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne and Pinecone
  • Micron black
  • Glue
  • Heattool
  • Tim Holtz Vignette Box
  • Distress Texture paste Icicle
Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sweet as hot chocolate

October 21, 2022

Hii everyone! It is finaly time to share my cards with you using the new Cozy and Warm Collection from Joset. It is such a wonderfull collection in my opinion. I have a lot of ideas with this collection.

So for today I want to share a hot chocolate tag with you. I like to make cards with Distress Ink, but today I used some texture paste, sprays and Oxide Inks.

I started with the biggest tag and made a texture with the Planner Essentials Stencil 1 and Distress Structure paste.

Then the fun part, adding some Distress Mica Spray: ‘Snow Flurries and Frosted Juniper’. Just spraying and adding a little bit of water. And ofcourse drying with a heat tool.

After that I inked the edges with Distress Ground Espresso. Some spots are a little bit more than the edges hihi. The next step is making the mug with hot chocolate, cinnamon and coffee beans. I used Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Oxide Ink to colour everything.

The last step is making the fishtail with a sentiment from the new stamps. I’ll hope you like this idea. It is a realy nice way to make gift tags in the same way but with different colours.

I think I told everything about this tag. Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!


Kind Regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

  • 1998 Nested Tags
  • 1996 Warm Winter Mug
  • CS287 Holiday Treats

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Oxide Ink: Speckeld Egg, Uncharted Mariner, Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Pinecone
  • Distress Texture Paste Matte
  • Distress Mica Spray: Snow Flurries, Frosted Juniper
Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Sneak Peek of Holiday Fun

October 14, 2022

Karen here. I’m jazzed today to be sharing a fun sneak peek of a amazing new collection from Joset – coming SOON to online and brick-and-mortar stores near you! It’s a fun new holiday release that’ll surely make you warm and cozy as you create holiday projects!

I absolutely love this new Fireplace set. I added a sentiment from the new set and though “believe” said it all as Santa Claus attempts to make his way into the house through the fireplace. The Fireplace and Santa Claus legs are mounted on a Rounded Stitched Rectangle.

I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to create this card. The fireplace on top cardstock was dipped in Distress Oxide Inks of Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick. Then I added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to another piece of cardstock dipped in Fired Brick and Vintage Photo to create the brick around the fireplace. Having the adhesive on the back sure makes adding the pieces to the fireplace easy! After I started this, I re-did the mantel to be all Vintage Photo.

Eek, I love this new Cook Stove! Again, I used one of the new stamps for a sentiment. I cut the brown and black pieces from other cardstock. The doors of the stove were cut from grey cardstock with double sided adhesive. Easy to put together and warm and cozy. Perfect!

Thanks for checking out these cards. Can’t wait for you all to see the whole collection. It’s so fab!

Craftily yours, Karen

Art Journal Collection Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Uncategorized

Joyeux Noel

September 18, 2022

Hi friends….Michelle here sharing a Christmas card that could really work all winter long, just change the sentiment and you’re all good! I used the Noel Stamp Set from the Beautiful Blooms Collection for the main focus. I really love the greenery images included in this set.

Step 1: I started by stamping the large mistletoe image in black and brought it to life with some colour. I really love how in their florals, they have little black dots added into the designs….it’s a fun little touch! They are really hard to see here, as the darker green shades on the leaves kind of covered it up, but if you look close enough you can see the black dots. To add that interest back into the design, I added some dots with a white gel pen. A red glitter gel was added to the berries for some sparkle.

Once it was coloured I diecut it using the coordinating die, as well as 2 other black pieces to stack them together to add definition. This also makes it more sturdy than using foam adhesive alone. I also cut out a 4th using black cardstock to allow a black shadow to peek out from behind once they are all adhered together.

Step 2: For the background I used the large snowflake die from the Holiday Special Art Journal Kit, however instead of die cutting I dry embossed with it. To dry emboss with dies I use a silicone mat as a replacement for one of the hard plastic plates. This allows the pressure to emboss the image on my paper, but not enough so that it will cut through the cardstock. I love the texture this gives and the subtle background it makes as well.

Step 3: I added a little bit of very subtle blue ink blending in the middle and some flecks using a black gouache. The blue ink will give it a very soft halo effect once the image is placed back on the embossed cardstock. For the sentiment I white heat embossed the Joyeux Noel on black cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating dies.

Step 4: A strip of black and white striped paper from my paper scrap stash was added to the left side. The diecut image and sentiment were all added to the embossed background using a liquid adhesive and then to the cardbase with a piece of craft foam for an extra added bit of dimension.

This came together relatively quick. The longest part was waiting for the glitter gel on the berries to dry lol. I hope that this has helped to inspire you a bit and possibly get started on your Christmas/Holiday cards. This will be 1 less for me to this year!

I wish you all the most wonderful day and I hope you find sometime to sit down and create something wonderful!

Cardmaking Paper flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Wonderful Time of Year

September 15, 2022

Hello creative friends welcome back to the Elizabeth Crafts Blog, it is Karan Gerber here to share a holiday card with you. Although it seems a bit early to be sharing Holiday cards, my desk is full of Christmas Projects at the moment so i wanted to get a jump start on a few more.

Using Planner Essentials 47 to cut out the tree, i cut it out 6 times, just trimming off the tree and i layered them all in the circles. I then cut the deer on a coordinating paper from the collection i was using. 

I used the stitched circles to create a winter scene, starting with the smaller circle on the inside layer, then the larger circle on the outside layer. Using foam adhesive  to pop the layers to allow me to create this lovely winter scene


The florals 12, i used and cut out on Foamiran which is a light felt paper, i shaped and added stamens, paint , then a bit of snow paste and finally glitter to the centers. They turned out so beautiful, that i know i will be doing this technique again and again.

I love how this winter scene turned out, and what a great way to get a jumpstart on my Holiday Cards. I hope you dig into your planner essentials and see which ones will work for your holiday cards

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Christmas Monsters

September 9, 2022

Karen here. I’m full on into Christmas Card making mode! I love creating them and love sending them, but if I wait until the last minute, it’s all too much! I used the Birthday Flip Card dies to create these fun and interactive gift card holders for the holidays!

I love how the Birthday Flip Card die makes an easy and interactive card. (The die cuts and scores for you!) The base is cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I also used the Monster 2 without his bottom oval. I added the little monster embellishments on his tummy and then edged it a little bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.

On the inside, the die set will cut the gift card holder piece to make gift giving easy!

On the second card (also cut from 90 lbs Soft Finish Cardstock on the base, I used the Monster 3 die. In both of my monsters, I cut the top pieces (like the eyes and teeth) with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the cardstock first. How sweet is he!?

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Pattern and plain cardstock, distress ink, white gel pen for eyes

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