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Cardmaking Paper Flowers

What One Loves

October 10, 2021

 Good Morning Friends and welcome. It is Karan here sharing a card with you and it is designed using Florals 13.

Here is how I began creating my card. 

I started by selecting some papers and using dies from the Stitched Indented Rectangles, I love adding layers to my cards and this is a great and easy way to do that.

I then used the stitched circles and cut a sentiment, matting it in a coordinating paper and matting it on the color I used for my base

Using Soft Finish Cardstock die cutting three sets of each size as I wasn’t sure how many I would need.

Coloring the florals with Victorian Velvet and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, I set about assembling my florals.

Assembling the card and tucking in the leaves in and around the flowers.

Here is a side view of the card and once completed I decided to add some snow paste to detail the florals and leaves, I find it gives it nice texture too. I used stamens to my centers.

I love how this turned out and I would love to see your take on Florals 13. 

Joset Designs

Halloween Pizza Box

October 6, 2021

This fun pizza box has a shaker box on top with all kinds of scary critters, ghosts and other Halloween shaker material in it. That’s nice of course, especially to treat children, a toy and in the box….A trick are a treat????

On the boxes I glued the scarecrow from Esther’s new collection.

The inside is also decorated.

Of course there is something delicious in it but even that looks very spooky!!!

Below is a small workshop of how I made the box.

The box is punched out of purple cardstock.

Gathered some shaking material.

For the top and the inside of Halloween box I used design paper (I don’t remember which brand it is but very old). Die cut with the dies of the pizza box.

The stamps are also part of Esther’s collection and you can play with them and make a ticket according to your own idea!

The edge received a layer of double-sided tape of 3 mm

Stick a piece of mica on it and then strips of foam tape, also of 3 mm, along the edges. I cut it myself. TIP from Els.

You now have a raised edge so that the shaker material will have room to move later.

I decorated the edges of the box both on the inside and the outside with distress ink.

The piece of design paper that I stuck on the top first got some nice stamps. The spider web is from my own collection.

Then stick the piece with mica on it, leave the strip of the foam tape on the top so you can fill the shaker box with the shaker material.

If everything is to your liking, remove the strip from the foam tape and stick the shaker box firmly to the box, pressing the edges well.

Then you can decorate the inside according to your own idea.

When the box has been completely processed on the inside and outside you can stick the scarecrow on it with glue. If you prefer to use tape, be careful not to cover the entire scarecrow with tape, because it sticks a bit over the box.

The edges of my box also got a decorative layer, you can use strips of design paper for that. I made strips with an impresslits from Tim Holtz and inked them with distress ink.

I had so much fun creating this box. I have already made 2, this is the other one.

For the other one I just used white cardstock and edited it with stamps and a stencil from the Art collection with the bird’s feet.

Bring on Halloween!



Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Pizza Box

Halloween collection Esther

1901 Planner Essentials Halloween 01

1902 Planner Essentials Halloween 02

1903 Planner Essentials Halloween 03

The corresponding stamp set and

the stamp set from Joset’s collection

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Happy Halloween Mini Slimline Card

October 4, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super cute Halloween cad to share with you using the new release from Joset Designs. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline).

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 6”. Apply Distress Oxide Inks starting from the bottom Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot. Spray some water and pick up the excess using a paper towel.

Step 3 – Stamp Spooky sentiment (older set, if you don’t have it then use the new Autumn Words) to the upper right corner on the background created from Step 2 using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder, remove the excess and heat set it with a heat tool. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Adventure Edges (hillside using White Soft Finish Cardstock and grass using Green Cardstock). Color in Hillside using Distress Oxide Walnut Stain. Adhere the hillside using Foam Tape and Grass using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Corn Field using various colors of cardstock (or White Cardstock and add Distress Oxide Ink). Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Scarecrow using various colors of cardstock (or White Cardstock and add Distress Oxide Ink) and 2 crows using Black Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

I love the new Scarecrow. In future I want to do a card using the Scarecrow to create a Raggedy Ann and Andy. Which will extend the life of the Scarecrow beyond Halloween theme. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Planner Essentials

Halloween Mini Album with New Planner Dies and Stamps

October 2, 2021
Hello again everyone, Annette Green back again with some Halloween fun! I’ve created this mini album with the new Planner Essentials Halloween release by Esther and I’ve got a video tutorial just for you. This album proves that you can use planner dies for so many other things besides planner pages. I’ve used Graphic 45’s Midnight Tales paper collection, but feel free to use your favorite papers. I hope you follow along the video and enjoy the process. The supply list is below and also included in the description box of the video.
Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers

Live Simply – Give Generously

September 28, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you step-by-step how to create this flower Pocket card.

Step 1: Die-Cutting

  • die cut the pocket from the Planner Essentials 26 die set and some flowers from the Florals 2 and Florals 3 sets

Step 2: Adding Color

  • color the flowers and leaves with Alcohol Markers
  • add color to the pocket with acrylic paint – run it through your die cutting machine in an embossing folder for the extra woodgrain texture

Step 3: Assembly

  • adhere the pocket to a kraft cardbase sprinkled with acrylic paint and Distress Stain

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • add yellow Craft Drops to the flower centers and a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker set

Thanks for stopping by.



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Alcohol Markers
acrylic paint
woodgain embossing folder
kraft cardstock
Distress Stain
Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker set

Cardmaking Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials

It’s Your Birthday!

September 26, 2021

Hello! Welcome to my post today! I’m using a mixture of Elizabeth Craft Designs die in my card design. It was super fun to create and I love how it all came together.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Secure the stencil onto a white card front. Use a blending tool to blend blue ink through the stencil on to the card front as shown below.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 alternating ink colours – add yellow, red and green.

Step 3: Remove the stencil to reveal the coloured pattern below.

Step 4: Die cut the parrot using bright coloured pattern paper. Assemble the parrot and adhere the parrot to the card front.

Step 5: Die cut the Speech Bubble Edgy Options, trim and adhere to the card as shown below.

Step 6: Adhere the numbers to the card front.

Tip: I used foam, cardstock and double sided adhesive tape to add dimension to the numbers on the card front.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment onto green card, trim and adhere to card front.

Step 8: Embellish card front with sequins, adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

A fun birthday card with a fun design that could easily be re-worded or numbered to suit whomever you wish to give the card to.

Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


White, Green, Red. Blue, Orange, Yellow Cardstock

Pattern Paper


Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Blending Tool

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green Dye Ink

Googly Eyes


Joset Designs

Little Robin Pizza Box

September 25, 2021

September 25, 2021

Hello there, Jackie here today sharing a pizza box with a cute robin design. These lovely little boxes make great treats for the kids at Christmas filled with chocolate or sweet treats, I have another five designs to do for the little people in my family.

Step One: Start by die cutting and building the pizza box, here I have used 250gsm white card however you could use whatever you prefer.

Use light grey card to die cut and glue together three scalloped edged frames, ink up a panel of white card to fit behind the frame stack.

Step Two: Die cut all the winter bird pieces using white soft finish card then use the photo below to ink the robin colours. Die cut the eyes into black card and use a white gel pen for detail.

Step Three: Build up the topper starting with the scallop frame, trim the branch to fit snuggly then add the snow followed by the robin. Finish off with a sentiment of your choice.

I hope I have inspired you today. Happy crafting Jackie


Other Supplies

Distress Inks: Barn Door, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone

Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Merry And Bright Mini Slimline Card

September 20, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a Holiday card to share with you using the new Classic Christmas Special Kit. It is jam packed with dies and a stamp set to help with your holiday cards. Below is the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7″ x 6″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 5 3/4″. Apply Distress Oxide onto a craft mat and spray with water. Dip the trimmed cardstock into the ink. Heat set and repeat until you reach the desired effect. I used Distress oxide Salty Ocean, Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac. (Optional – Place a Snow stencil and add texture paste to create a snowfall). Let dry.

Step 3 – Stamp Holiday Sparkle sentiment using Versamark, sprinkle Silver Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool.

Step 4 – Diecut Ornament using Holographic Cardstock and snowflake using Mirrored Cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to panel using Foam Tape and adhere a Silver String. Then adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

This card is easy to mass produce. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Stamping

Hello Pumpkin

September 19, 2021

Hello my friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I live in Arizona so it is still hot here but I love the colors of fall (orange is my fav) so I ignore the heat and pretend it’s a cooler fall day. Today’s card is filled with fall colors and some very cute images both old and new.

This is a 9″ X 4″ slimline card so the measurements start out as 9″ X 8″ scored down the center of the 8″ side.

The front panel is 3.75″ X 8.75″.

To start out I used some white Soft Finish Cardstock and did a little color blending using the colors of fall. The original plan was to have a horizontal slimline card but as things progressed it turned into a vertical one.

Some silver stars were added using a stencil and some embossing paste. I always love the results of this method but sometimes forget about it. It is good way to get dimension and add interest to any card.

After cutting a couple grass strips and adding some ink the base was ready to go.

I used Joset’s Pumpkin die – cutting it from white and then coloring it. You can cut this one from colored cardstock as well. If you are a long time ECD fan you will recognize the other pumpkin from long ago. I still love it. Using the Cat die set I cut out and assembled my black cat. I used some parts from the Fox die set to make the paws as I wanted some that were larger than the ones in the Cat die set. The eyes are Craft Drops that I let dry and then colored with a marker.

The Hello Pumpkin banner is from an older set that has been discontinued. You may notice that the banner on the finished card is different from the one shown above . I was not happy with the color so simply stamped another one from white and edged it with some green.

Some of the elements were added to the front panel and then the entire thing was edged in black. Once the project was at this point some leaves, a spooky tree and another pumpkin were added.

Thanks for stopping by – have a creative week,


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

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