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Folded Leaf Pocket Gift Card

July 9, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again with a July card tutorial for! When I look at the Planner Essentials line, I think of ways of using them in cardmaking. I created a gift card with Planner Essential die cut dies for this particular card.

So for this card I combined dies from the Planner Pocket 3 die set as well as used the Budding Florals from the Art Journal line and the lovely Leaf Pocket die from the ModaScrap line. Here is how I did the card:

Step 1: Die cut the Leaf Pocket from a piece of patterned paper and fold the flaps towards the inside on the back. Apply Clear Double Sided Tape on the folded flaps.
Step 2: Next die cut a slip of kraft cardstock using the small “tab” piece of the Planner Pocket 3 set. This will be the gift card base.
Step 3: Now die cut 2 pieces of the “cover tabs” from the same patterned paper used for the leaf pocket. Fold along the folding line. Die cut a lined paper with the bigger rounded piece to create a space for your gift card text.

Step 4: Take a piece of kraft cardstock and place the die cut and folded leaf pocket on top and make folding marks alongside the pocket – add 1-2 mm space on both sides.
Step 5: Fold the base and cut in size. Now cut slightly smaller pieces of patterned paper to matt all the sides of the card base.
Step 6: Die cut the leaves using the Budding Florals leaf die. Next add small strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on a strip of kraft cardstock and die cut two Poppies. Apply Silk Microfine Glitter onto the tape areas.
Step 7: Adhere and assembly all pieces on place (see the video for more precise steps) and add a stamped sentiment using Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. Add twine and your card is done.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!

See you again next month with another card project tutorial!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Kraft Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper
Paper Trimmer – Tim Holtz
Sizzix – Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
Hero Arts – Chalkboard black stamp ink
Acrylic block

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock


June 28, 2020

Hello and welcome! Samantha here – today I’m sharing a super cute card. I really wanted to make this Panda pop off my card, so I created a pink heart background to contrast with the black and white bear!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use black and white card to die cut the Panda.

Step 2: Use washi tape, secure white card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) to the craft mat. Next, position the stencil over the white card, securing it down with washi tape.

Step 3: Use a blending tool to blend in a generous amount of pink ink over the stencil, through to the white card.

Reposition the stencil, secure and repeat ink blending until the whole card front is full of pink hearts.

Step 4: Die cut three hearts using pink card.

Step 5: Stamp the sentiment on pink card, adhere this and the three hearts to the card front.

Step 6: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut small hearts (Peek-a-Boo die set) .

Step 7: Assemble and adhere the Panda to the card front. Embellish with the small hearts and sequins. Adhere a twine bow to the card.

Step 8: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my ‘pandastic’ tutorial today!

Happy Crafting!


Supplies Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –

Pink/White/Black Card stock



Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Pink Dye Ink

Blending Tool

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Underwater Fortune

June 22, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I show a way to stretch your crafting supplies to create new looks.  I absolutely love the Oyster Shell Card Frame die set, and wanted to see if I could create a new look using the fantastic pattern.  You will be surprised at how easy it is to create this look!

IMG_0211Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Secure the Oyster Shell Card frame to the cardstock.

IMG_0212Step Two:  Run the cardstock and the Oyster Shell Card die through a die cutting machine sandwiched with the an embossing pad, so the shell does not cut the paper and instead just embosses onto it.

IMG_0213Step Three:  Blend distress ink onto the Soft Finish Cardstock.  I used Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, and Tattered Rose.

IMG_0214Step Four:  To break up the blended ink, smooch the wet distress inks onto the card over the original blended ink and let dry.  I used the same colors.

IMG_0215Step Five:  Die cut the pieces needed to create the treasure chest from the Sea Weed die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0216Step Six:  Blend ink onto the die cut pieces.  I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain for the chest and Mustard Seed on the coins and chests details.

IMG_0217Step Seven:  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the pieces of the chest back together.

IMG_0218Step Eight:  Die cut some ocean grass from the Sea Weed die set using a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock blended with the same colors used on the sea shell.

IMG_0219Step Nine:  Darken the sea week with more ink several values deeper.  I used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

IMG_0220Step Ten:  To help pop the inside of the shell, blend some white pigment ink around the edges.  Adhere the treasure check and sea weed to the center of the shell using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_0221Step Eleven: Die cut the large coral die from the Sea Weed die set out of True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0222Step Twelve:  Soften the color with blended white pigment ink.

IMG_0223Step Thirteen:  Add the coral die cuts to the corners of the shell embossed cardstock.  Let it over lap the corners.  Trim the excess from the cardstock.

IMG_0224Step Thirteen:  Stamp a sentiment in colored ink.  I used a sentiment from the Zen Sentiments stamp set and stamped it using Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.

IMG_0259Step Fourteen:  Adhere the embossed shelled cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0260Do you emboss your die sets onto cardstocks?  If so, let us know you favorite ECD dies to use to emboss.  Until then, happy crafting.

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Happy 4th of July

June 21, 2020

Hello everyone,

It’s Sandy Diller with you today to share a fun, colorful and easy 4th of July easel card. I love the crisp patriotic colors of this card and hope that you do as well. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to have friends over for a BBQ. My hubby is an excellent griller so his talents are put to work in the best way for these events.

Let’s get started on the card –

The card base for this card is 5.5″ X 11″, scored on the long side at 5.5″ and 2.75″. Shown above – cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Using the Stitched Hexagons, cut the largest one from red, the next size down from blue and the next sized down from white. Using the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set – stamp “Have an awesome Day”

Using the Stitched Rectangles, cut one panel from red and one panel from white. Using the Summer Sentiments stamp set – stamp “Happy 4th of July”.

Using the Backyard Barbeque die set – cut the BBQ, the flames, the cooking utensils and watermelon from colors of choice.

Fold card base on crease lines. Add largest hexagon (lining up points on crease) – glue only half of hexagon to smallest section of card base.

Add blue hexagon – turning it in opposite direction.

Add white panel to top of blue panel.

Add BBQ with flames. Optional, cut partial BBQ from contrasting color to add to legs and lid.

Assemble watermelon – add to greeting panel.

Add greeting panel (using pop up dots or foam tape) to inside lower section of card.

Add final touches and open card to standing position.

Enjoy your 4th of July and eat some barbeque,



Elizabeth Craft Designs –

A Way With Words Cardmaking Planner Essentials

Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2020

With Father’s day just around the corner, we thought today would be a great time to showcase some wonderful projects for dad. What better way to celebrate this special day with a handmade card, planner page or scrapbook layout. We hope these creations will inspire you to get started on your Father’s day project.

First project is from one of our new designers Joseph Nguyen who greated this adorbale dad card using the Honey Bear die set in combination with the fishing rod from the Camping Accessories and the hat from the Safari Accessories. For the word “dad” Joseph used dies from the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio. Love the sparkles on this card from the Silk Microfine Glitter. To see more of Joseph’s creations, make sure to check out his Facebook page HERE.

Next project is from Joyce Schmidt who is also one of our new designers. Joyce made this stunning card using the Vintage Gentleman die set in combination with the Postage Stamp Squares. To color she used some beautiful embossing powders and Distress Inks. For more informtion on how to create this card, make sure to check out this video.

Katelyn Gosart made this beautiful layered happy father’s day card using the reindeer die from the Planner Essentials 13 – Xmas Winter Insert in combination with the Planner Patterns and the Entwined Circles. For the base of her card she used the Stitched Squares and Stitched Circles. Love seeing Christmas dies being used all year round. For more information, make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog HERE.

Let’s have a drink. A great card for Father’s day created by EK Gorman. Love the ink background standing off with the cocktail and the masculine colors. For the cocktail EK used the Summer Drink die set and for the sentiment the Words 3 – Happy Holidays and Beach Sentiments. For more info on how to create this card, check out EK’s blog HERE.

Next card is from Karen Ostergard who also used the fishing rod from the Camping Accessories, this time in combination with the Hippo/Rhino die set. Love the paper that Karen picked for the background that almost looks like water. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiment 1. A great card for Father’s day. Find out more on Karen’s blog HERE.

Next project is created by Marjolijn van Elsberg. She created this beautiful tag with a picture of her husband, the father of their daughter Sarah. What a beautiful gift for this special day. Marjolijn did a lot of work on the Gelli plate and used alcohol inks to get this beautiful vintage look. She also used a few dies from the Planner Essentials line to decorate the tag. Find out more on Marjolijn’s blog HERE.

Laura Gilhuly created this beautiful scrapbook page for Father’s day using a combination of dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as the Kaleidoscope Background and the Make Your Mark Stencil. Laura also used the beautiful Watercolor Palette. I love the many details on this page and the colors she picked. For more information on how to re-create this page, make sure to check out Laura’s blog HERE.

Samantha Klaebe created two beautiful masculine birthday cards using the Geometric background die in combination with the Watercolor Palette and the Your Day stamps designed by Sue Smith. A great card that can be used for many occasions depending on the sentiment used. I love the bright colors she picked. For more information, make sure to check out Samantha’s blog HERE.

Tanja Kabel created this beautiful card that is easy to re-create and can be used for many different occasions like retirement, happy holidays, birthdays and more. For this card she used the Palm Trees die set in combination with the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. I love the cloud backgound she created. Make sure to check out Tanja’s blog HERE for more inspiration.

One last card featuring the Camping Accessories and the Honey Bear die sets. I love the clean look of this card created by Tina Guigui. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. A popular stamp set that creates lots of fun sentiments. The little bees are included in the Honey Bear set and the pond in the Bridge & Lotus set. For more info, check out Tina’s blog HERE.

Suzanne Canon created this simple yet elegant card for dad using a combination of dies from her A Way With Words Collection. For the sentiment she combined the Mr from the “Mr and Mrs” set and de perfect from the “You are perfect” set. Love how versatile these dies are. For the background she used the Stitched Rectangles and the Flourished Frame. Find more info HERE.

Last project for today is this masculine card created by Annette Green who used the car from the Planner Essentials 16 – Christmas Tree page. Another great example that Christmas dies can be used all year round by leaving out little details or adding some. Annette picked some beautiful paper for her background to match the truck. For more info, make sure to check out Annette’s blog HERE.

A Way With Words Cardmaking

Walk in Peace and Kindness

June 13, 2020

Today I am sharing a very clean and simple card – some days we just need that kind of thinking – or more likely for me, all that I am capable of at the moment. Lol!

Recently Els did a Friday tutorial (Sparkling Zen cards)on using the glitter on the bamboo dies. It inspired me to go through my set of stamps to see what saying would go with it. Normally, I find the stamp first and then choose the embellishments. I found this lovely sentiment from A Bit of Fragrance Collection by Suzanne Cannon. I think it is just a wonderful reminder during these crazy times.

After creating my glittered bamboo, I set them aside to do the background. I chose a stitched edge rectangle and sponged the edges a soft blue and green as pictures. After arranging (but not adhering the bamboo) to the card, I carefully stamped the sentiment in the open space. I then glued the bamboo stalks on and the entire thing to a white card base. Very easy but the glitter makes it a fancy card to me.

Thank you so much for looking!


Elizabeth Craft Products used:

Other products used:

White card stock

Green and blue distress ink

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Wedding card

June 11, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team post and video. For today´s post I´ve created a wedding card in green, red and white. I wanted to play with very traditional colours to create these mixed media cards.

Here is how to make these cards:

Step 1: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and fold it into a card size of your choice. Then take the Make Your Mark stencil and place it on top of the white surface and apply modeling paste thru the stencil onto the background. I like to create an irregular pattern instead of filling the whole background. I find that more interesting to the eye.
Step 2: Now take watercolour/mixed media paper and stamp with Flower Power stamps and embossing ink onto that piece. Then pour fine white embossing powder on top of heat set if with a heat tool. While you are at it, make a bigger set of flowers!
Step 3: Now take watercolours (or use watercolour pencils, markers or Distress Inks or any coloring media you like to use) and color the flowers in red tones.
Step 4: After you are done coloring the flowers, paint a piece of white cardstock with light green watercolor tone and die cut leaves using the Trio of Leaves dies.

Step 5: Arrange the leaves and flowers onto the card base and adhere on place. I adhered the flower with 3D foam to get some additional texture, the leaves are adhered with liquid glue, but you could also use Clear Double Sided Adhesive (add to paper before die cutting!).
Step 6: Now take a strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto it. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set here. Adhere on place with 3D foam.
Step 7: If you prefer, you can add some green or red splatters onto the background with a watercolor brush, just make sure you protect the rest of the card with a paper towel.

I really like how this card turned out. I matted the card onto a light green cardstock in the end to get some additional contrast to the card. But this is totally optional – you could also work with a solely white card base.

While I created this card, I did several flowers and die cut a bunch of leaves, so I could make a batsch of cards at once. I used the same technique, but did cards in just a slightly smaller size. Here they are:

For a better idea I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it!!

I hope you enjoyed this month´s tutorial. See you again next month with another card idea. By the way, I´ve used a watercolour set from my own stash for the cards, but give the new watercolours at the store a try – they have such great colours in the set! Plus, note that the leaves I used are not available at the store, so I replaced them with a really nice leaf set in the supply list.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sizzix Big Shot A4
Hero Arts Chalkboard ink, black
Modeling Paste
Palette knife
Pearlescent watercolours
Distress Ink – Barn Door
3D foam squares

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