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Floral slimline card

May 29, 2023

For this blog post I have used the latest collections from the Floral collection and from Esther, the Planner collection, even the sidekick, so I am very happy with that because I am making my annual overview this year in my sidekick planner and what a super fun addition.

For this card I started making the flowers, they are so beautiful!!!

To make the flowers I watched some videos from Karen and I once did a make & take with Anita, with all those tips and the right tools it is easy to do. So my advice is, watch some videos and take your time, it’s fun to make these beautiful flowers and making beautiful things just takes some time.

This flower was designed by Joseph Nguyen.

Once I was done with the flowers I wanted to make a slim line card with them.

I made the base from DCP paper, folded in half lengthwise 8.75″x 3.75″

The edges are inked with Distress oxide ink Frayed Burlap and they have been given a Walnut stain edge.

I did the same with the design paper from Esther’s new reminiscence book.


and with the second layer, also from book 6, which I cut with the slimline background 1 Die from Joset.

It is in the Christmas set but is also very useful for regular cards, really a beautiful background.

A piece is torn on the left and the edges of the 1st layer are distressed, then they are stitched together with my sewingmachine.

A piece of pink lace has been glued to the base card behind the torn part.

You can see it a little better in this photo.

Then I gave everything a place until I was satisfied and everything is glued.

Of course I also had to add a sentiment, for that I used the new stamp set from the Florals collection and a Die from the window overlay set P.E.36 (see photo 1)

I loved working on this card, something different than usual.

In the past I also often made “vintage” cards, so a bit back in time.

Hopefully you have gained some inspiration.

See you,

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other products used:

Basic DCP paper 200 grams is also possible

Everyday Essentials Planner Essentials Planner Pocket Pages Summer Journal Special Uncategorized

By the Sea is where I want to be!

May 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post. I wanted to change it up a bit using Esther Glasses Sea Creatures and create this super cool Steam Punk Easel Card. So grab your favorite beverage and lets begin.

Step 1: Start with creating the portal of your submarine, I used an older paper line from Stamperia, it has pipes and gears that would make it look like the inside of a sub. I cut the paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and used the circle from the pocket page fillers 2 and cut the Centre of the paper. The backside of this paper has the pipes and gears and I flipped the circle. Before adhering the circle, I placed a piece of acetate in-between the layers. Next, I took the two circle from the Pocket Pages filler 2 and created the black ring from card stock. I added the black bolts from Planner Essentials 48 to the 4 corners of the card.

Step 2: Cut out your Octopus and diving helmet from Seas Creatures out of your favorited designer paper or card stock, as well as the coordinating grasses and Sea Horse (I did use the Summer Art Journal collection but just realized it was discontinued, Sorry) But there are other sea horses out there. Ink your pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assemble.

Step 3: Create the rest of your easel card by use heavy white cardstock120lbs and cut your card base, 5 1/2 x 11 and score along the 11″ side at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4 and fold up your score lines, cut an extra 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 base page and attach your card front. If you take a look at my other blog post “A Pop-Up Shaker Snowman Card” you can see how to assemble. (Its very easy)

Step 4: Cut out your Happy Birthday from coordinating cardstock and Sea Accessories, and adhere to your card.

Last step I always like to speckle with Heavy White Acrylic paint.

I hope todays blog post brought you some inspiration, as its just another way to use this awesome Sea Creatures Planner die set from Esther Glass! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Have a roaring birthday!

May 24, 2023

Hii everyone,

It is time for a new blogpost from me, Lisanne. Today it is a birthday card for the daughter of my neighbor’s . It is her first birtday.

First I made the head of the animals and the safari jeep. I only need the heads because that is enough for the window. I used Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink to make these elements.

And if you adhere these elements together you will get a cute Safari Jeep.

As base I made the Mason Jar with paper from Reminiscene The Book 5. I used the Safari saying stamps for the background.

For the front I cut out the window of the jar and made a grass line in it. As you can see it trimmed this in two pieces other wise I didn’t have enough. But you don’t see that later because I adhere the jeep over that part.

At the top I made some jungle leaves.

I adhere the Safari Jeep.

I adhere the background behind the mason jar and made a small jar with the sentiment ‘have a roaring birthday’.

At least I put the name of the girl at the jeep.

So I hope you like this post about this birthday card. Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Hickory Smoke, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint and Tea Dye.
  • Versfine Clair Ink: Nocturne and Fallen Leaves
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Uncategorized

Just Breathe

May 16, 2023

Hi everyone, It’s Tina here. I played with the Stencil Planners 3 to create Background and topped it off with the Daffodils Dies and the Honey Bear Dies for the Bees. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/2″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Add Distress Oxide Inks onto a Gel Plate. I used Uncharted Mariner, Rusty Hinge, and Lost Shadow. Use a brayer to spread and mix the inks. Place a Planner Stencil 3 on top of the inks. Remove the stencil and trimmed White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ on top. Remove the cardstock and let it dry for a few minutes.

Step 3 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the panel created from Step 2. To add dimension diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles 2 times and adhere to the back of the panel. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Daffodils in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kid’s Choice Glue. For added dimension add some Foam Tape to the backside of the Daffodils.

Step 5 – Diecut Honey Bear (bees) in various colors of cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Stamp Zen Sentiment on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Diecut the sentiment using Fitted Fishtails. Optional: flip the sentiment and diecut a second time on the other side. Now you have both sides with fishtails. Adhere to card using Foam Tape on the edges and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape in the center.

This card can be used for occasions by simply changing the sentiment and/or colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Everyday Essentials Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Save a smile for a rainy day

May 10, 2023

Hii everyone, it is time for a new blogpost from me. I made a tag with different collections. So a lot of play time over here. I made a tag during a Facebooklive at ECD. It looks a little bit the same but I used different products at this project.

First I a started with a nested tag with paper from Reminiscene the book 6. I stamped on the background with two different stamps sets with Versafine Clair Ink. Some prints I stamped directly at the tag but with some stamps I stamped first an another sheet. The stamp at the tag isn’t now that bright of colour.

The next step is making a cluster. I started with the structure dies from the Mannequins dies. I teared this is a smaller piece with not that straight edges. At the bottom I added an edge from the Everyday Elements collection.

I made the Honey Bear with kraft cardstock from Tim Holtz. I edited this paper with sanding disks so you can see the kraft through the upper layer. I like that style.

Back to the cluster I started. I cut three pieces from book 6 ( the circle, number strip and frame). I inked all the edges with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. I adhere the bear at the number strip so he is sitting at it.

At least I added a text which I cut out of book 6. And I also adhere a reinforcement at the tag.

I hope you like this project and got some new ideas. It is a small project with not that much products but it gives you an idea of working with a cluster.

Thankyou for visiting and see you the next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • Reminiscene the book 6
  • The mannequins (2031)

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne and Twilight
  • Kraft Cardstock Tim Holtz
  • Black hemp cord
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Joset Designs

Tag set duo

May 1, 2023

Hello everyone Jackie here today. The other day I needed to make a tag at the very last minuet with not much time and that got me thinking, maybe I should make a few tags for my card box that are ready to go and what’s more these would also make great card toppers popped up with foam dots if needed in a hurry.

Stamped Lolly Front:

Stamp out the lollies using black waterproof ink then colour them with water colour paints and set aside to dry.

Die Cut Lolly Front:

Die cut a bunch of lollies, glue them all over then trim off any over hanging bits. Use the trimmed bits to fill any empty areas around the edges then add some gel pen detail.

Attach another die cut tag to the reverse side to add a pop of colour to the back, the message can be written on the back.

Make the Tassels:

Cut a small strip of thin card measuring approximately 2.25″ x 1″ or 6 x 3cm, snip into the strip carefully leaving the top intact creating a fringe. Roll the fringe up using a small paint brush or pencil then unravel and glue a piece of twine to one end. Roll up again gluing in place as you go creating the tassel then fix another tassel to the other end of the twine.

Add your chosen sentiments in any way you like or leave them blank to add when you need them. Here I have added a simple Happy Birthday die cut to one and the other has a black strip of card then a stamped hand cut fishtail banner on top.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to make a few tags for your stash ready to go Happy crafting Jackie x

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Everyday Essentials Inspiration from the Design Team Paper flowers Planner Essentials

Special Memories

April 27, 2023

Karen here! I’m sharing a card and a Planner Essentials page using the fun Everyday Elements collection! The card will be used as part of a special gift for someone special, and the pages are for Sadie’s album. Sadie is my guy’s dog who has cancer, so I am creating a memory book for him to celebrate her.

First up is this fun card using the Layered Honeybee, Small Doily and and Lace Borders die sets along with a sentiment from the Happy stamps. I absolutely love that bee, and he comes with the fun honeycomb too. The Lace Border dies are long enough for a Planner Essentials page and also can be cut to use just a piece like I did under the sentiment.

The front side of Sadie’s page is inspired by a lay-out I saw Annette do in the ECD Planners group on Facebook. So much fun inspiration there! The page base is from the Planner Essentials 41 set. I also added a couple tickets from the Planner Essentials 56 set (that I stamped with a Let’s Stick Together stamp). I then embellished with a Lace Border and added a flower from the Playful Flowers set.

On the back, I kept the lay-out pretty simple to focus on the fun that Sadie was having running through the tall grass. I did add a Playful Flower and another one of the Lace Borders to the page. And, of course, no page is complete without some reinforcements. These are from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 3 and are stuck on the page with some 101mm Double Sided Adhesive!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

G45 papers and stickers, black ink

Planner Essentials

Shaker cards

April 26, 2023

Hello all,

Esther’s new collection has become super fun again, really a party to work with. This time I would like to show you 2 shaker cards. The new set from Ester contains a super nice yarn card, which I used as a basis. The paper is from my own collection. I did use some stamps here and there to give it some extra detail.

Isn’t she cute, that nice girl sitting here doing crafts. it reminds me so much of my own daughters. Beautiful memories of when they were little.

For the 2nd card I also used a lamp from the latest Art-journal collection, it’s that nice too!

Die cut 2 yarn cards from design paper of your choice and reinforcements, I used the various circles but you can of course use what you like. Make an opening in a card with the rectangular die from the set.

I stick strips of double-sided foam tape on black cardstock and then I punched out another yarn card with an opening in the middle, just like the card made of design paper.

You stick a piece of acetate on it, I just used the plastic from the packaging, that works fine. In the shaker you put some nice shaking material of your choice. Stick the card with the hole in it over the acetate, the other card on the back. If you also want to stamp on the inside, as with card 2, do that before sticking it on. Dress up your card with some nice details such as a twig or an extra stamp. Put a string through the hole and your tag or card is ready. Nice with a gift or just to send just like that.

Also very nice in your own planner of course. 😋

See next time!

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Other Products used:

P.E. sidekick 12 scallop insert

P.E.sidekick Filefolderpage 2030

P.E. sidekick Yarncard with siccors 2028

P.E. 57 heart lover

CS 291 let’s stick together

CS 294 journal Phrases 1

CS301 craft studio 01

CS302 craft studio 02

reinforcements miscellaneous

Double-sided tape

Paper from our own stock

foam tape

Shaker material

Black card stock

White embossing powder

Paper flowers

Sympathy Card

April 24, 2023

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. For today’s blog post, I am sharing a simple sympathy card I made for a friend.


Cut and assemble daffodils from the Daffodil die set. Cut a circle from the Stitched Circles die from light blue cardstock. Cut an A2 card base from green cardstock. Cut a rectangle from cream cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle die set. Cut a rectangle from patterned cardstock from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Cut a bow from the Easter Basket die set out of yellow cardstock. Cut the words “with sympathy” from Words 4-Remember die set out of black cardstock 3 times.

Adhere the three words “with” and “sympathy” together. Also assemble the bow from the Basket die set.

Arrange the die cut daffodils together into a bunch and adhere the bow created in the last step to the bunch.

Adhere the sentiment to the top of the patterned paper cut from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Adhere the bunch of daffodils to the bottom of the layer and cut off the excess

To finish off the card, attach the patterned cardstock layer to the Stitched Fitted Rectangle cardstock layer. Once completed, adhere those layers to the card base. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies: 

Planner Essentials Stamping Uncategorized

Bee Tag Planner Page-By Katie Porcina

April 20, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays post. I wanted to create a small planner insert using Annette Greens New Everyday Elements Collection. So grab a coffee or your favorite beverage and lets get started.

Step 1: Start with cutting your bee from your favorite card stock, I did use a matching pattern paper (From the same line as the base page) for the wings. Cut your postcard mats from green and black card stock. Last cut your honeycomb from yellow matching designer paper. Ink all your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Step 2: Cut your base page from your choice of designer paper (I used 49 & Market), Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next stamp your image from the Honeybee Stamp set at the top of your page as per picture above. Stamp the quote Daily Happiness from Happy stamp set onto white paper, trim your quote to say Happiness and ink the edges.

Step 3: Start with ripping your honeycomb in half placing it where you want it, next add your photo postcard mats. Place the “Happiness” tag under your mat then your black reinforcements. Place some sisal and pop-dot your Bee. Last step speckle with white paint.

Thank you for joining me with todays blog post, hope it brought you some inspiration. Happy creating!!

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