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Merry Christmas with red bells

December 2, 2022

Hi Everyone, It’s Els here and my turn again to give you some Christmas Inspiration. I made this white and Gold Christmas Card, below you find the step by step instructions. Have fun creating this card and I can’t wait to see yours!

White Christmas Card with Red bell

Cut all the Items out of White and Gold cardstock.

Cut the holes of the frame and Glue the white frame on the Gold one a bit offset.

Glue the white holly leaves on the Gold ones offset and glue red balls on them.

Shape the flowers with a ball tool.

Take some stamens and a gold big stamen and pull them through the whole in the flower first 2 small Gold ones and then all the white ones, also take 3 red bells and attach a thread to them.

Attach the frame on a card that measures 4 1/4″ – 8 1/2″.

Take the bells and attach them with a knot on the frame see image.

Attach the Holly leaves and on top of that the flower. I also put 2 big gold stamens under the flower.

Take the Merry Christmas Stamp and stamp it with Versamark and Gold embossing powder. Glue this on top of a piece Gold paper and adhere it on the card.

I hope you like the card and that you will give it a try.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other materials used:

Gold Cardstock

3d Foam

Stamens White and Gold

Red bells

Gold Embossing powder

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Jellie’s Christmas house

November 28, 2022

Hii all, it is almost the best time of the year in my opinion. If I aks my nephew he would say the same. The card that I’m sharing with you today is a birthday card for him. He love his cat Jellie and like Christmas. That’s for me 2 good things to combine.

For this card I use the beautiful Christmas Lives Here and some Soft Finish Cardstock for the cat.

I started with a stitched hexagon as base.

Instead of a doghouse I made a cat house. When you use this dies you only made the green part. I adhere some black paper so it looks more like a closed house.

After that I made the red parts and made some Christmas lights. The ligths are a dies from de Holiday Bird House. It brings me into the Christmas mood. I made some sparkling Christmas lights with the Silk Microfine Glitter. Just die-cut the lights with some double sided adhesive at the top. That is why I can put some glitter at it and rub it to the tape.

Now the cat is still missing. My nephew have a cat named Jellie. He is black with white and some green/yellow eyes. He is wearing a party hat from the party time dies.

When I finished everything the background was empty. It was a little late when I think about making a background with a stencil. So I did it very carefully at the sides.

I hope you like this blogpost and get some ideas.

Thankyou for visiting and see you next time!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • S047 Planner Stencil 3

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot and Crushed Olive
  • Micron pen Black and Brown
Planner Essentials Planner Pocket Pages

Advent calendar

November 24, 2022

This time Advent falls exactly four weeks before Christmas. I had therefore decided that my advent calendar this year would not have 24 but 28 days. Normally I start with December 1, although that is of course not true when it comes to Advent. That also has to be processed in my planner, so I made a ticket for 28 days there. The page was created with the file folder page with pockets. On the page I pasted the curved library pocket.

In the top pocket I made the ticket with the 28 days (4 weeks) of Advent. It still has to be filled in but the 1st day, November 27, is already in it. I think I’ll put the tree up then. In the Library pocket I made an L.P. filler card that I stamped on, I made a tab on it, just because it’s possible, hihi.

The ticket I made with the Monthly overview stamp set also got some Christmas bulbs, 4, 1 for every week instead of candles. I did that with a homemade mold of sturdy paper and a Christmas bulb from the bookmark set. In the background a photo of the advent calendar I made.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Nice to see you again

Kind regards,


Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

In the Kitchen #DBD

November 23, 2022

Hi Everyone, Katie here with todays blog post! Today I am sharing one of my #decemberdbd ” In the Kitchen” which is day #23 featuring Josets Mrs. Clause die and Let’s Bake set! So while we are working on this page, grab a coffee and lets get started.

Start with cutting out your images from your favorite card stock and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also added some pink on her cheeks and assemble as per the package.

On my printer I typed out my word title and used a word banner from one of my other Planner Essential sets and then inked the edges.

With Planner Essentials 19 – cut your base page from Christmas Lives Here dark green paper. Then I cut the whisk head out of Silver foiled cardstock and the handle from Tim Holtz black distress card stock and ink it all with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Using the smaller rectangle die from Pocket Page Fillers 1, I cut a small plaid photo mat. Next I added all my pieces and only pop dotted Mrs. Clause and the rolling pin up top.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post with my take on the #decemberdbd day #23, keep on eye out for my other pages that I will be posting on the ECD Planners & Journaling Page.

Thank you and happy Creating!! >Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Planner Essentials

Decorating Blank Canvas Planners, making mistakes, and fixing them!

November 14, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green here sharing my take on the new Blank Canvas Planners. I finally had some time to play and experiment with this new addition to the planner line, as I’ve been so inspired by other design team members’ amazing creations. I wondered what would happen when using washi tape, embossing glaze, rub-ons, and Archival ink with stencils. I had some great success and a bit of a failure which I share in the Craft With Me video below.
I had so much fun, I continued the same techniques inside one of the two planners I had. In the video I share all the details on what I’ve done here. The bottom line is when the planner is pre-treated with gesso and then sealed at the end with gel medium, washi and rub-ons worked great! A tip I would recommend following: avoid the spine areas since it folds sharply, as this can make the rub-ons crack over time with use.
I love how the linen texture of the blank planner offers some nice effects when embossed as you can see in this close-up.
As you will see in the video, I created two planners each with different rub-ons, but basically the same techniques. Another tip I offer in the video when placing your elements on the planner is to overlap. You can see what a nice effect it has here in this close-up. It would look completely different (and less pleasing in my opinion) if all the elements were spaced out from each other.
Another valuable tip when stenciling with inks is to use Archival ink rather than water based. As I show in the video, I had some water based ink on the dauber when I pressed it into the archival ink and as a result, after stenciling it, when I sealed over the top with gel medium, all the red completely smeared! Not to worry, I show how I fixed it at the end of the video.
I found the perfect rub-on for the protector tab and made sure to seal it with the gel medium afterwards. This is important since this tab folds over rather sharply and can crack the rub-on if not sealed. I hope you enjoy my take on altering the covers of these planners and I hope you take a moment to watch the video as I show you everything, step by step. Thanks for popping in today!
Cardmaking Planner Essentials


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:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Santa Loves Sadie

October 28, 2022

Karen here. Many of you have seen some of my scrapbook pages for my boyfriend’s dog, Sadie. Using the Planner Essentials for scrapbooking is so much fun! Today’s page also features part of Joset’s new Warm & Cozy Release (that is available now in your local and many online stores).

To start this page, I put together the FuN and NeW Santa Claus. I cut the pieces using a combination of patterned cardstock, 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, and black cardstock. For the eyes/eyebrows/etc piece, I first applied 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make these pieces easier to apply. I added color to the beard (distress ink in Hickory Smoke), face (Copic E00, R20), glasses (Copic C5), eyes (Copic C7), nose (Copic E11), and list (Antique Linen). I love putting together these dies. It reminds me of the fun of playing with paper dolls as a child 🙂

The page base is from Planner Essentials 13. The cardstock is from the Christmas Lives Here set. On the front I added a tag under Santa that is also from the Christmas Lives Here set. I wanted to make it a different shape, so I cut the top with a large Fitted Circle Die and cut the bottom with a corner rounder punch. I edged this piece with distress ink in Walnut Stain. I added the “Santa” letters die cut from Planner Essentials 23. I ended up printing LoVeS and Sadie on my printer and re-cut the list.

On the inside, I added another tag from Christmas Lives here, a reindeer from the NeW Holiday Stocking and the holly from the NeW Cozy Fireplace.

And finally, on the back, I added a tree that I cut from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. (Unfortunately, the tree is from an older set and is no longer available – it was there when I started the page!) And of course, no page is complete without some fun reinforcements!!

Thank you for stopping by. The products currently available from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black cardstock, inks, Copics

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
Planner Essentials


October 24, 2022

During the Retreat last October 1st and 2nd, Esther and I gave a workshop with a very extensive page where you can process a lot of photos and journaling. In this blog post I want to show you that you can also do that in other ways. After a very pleasant trip with my daughter, I had a lot of pictures of the Safari Park in Hilvarenbeek. What a fun outing that is! Of course this had to be recorded in my planner. But how? So many photos! So I came up with another “Flap page”.

That way it will be in my planner soon. For this page I used Esther’s new collection “for the record”. A true hit is this collection!!!

With a whole tab page, file folders big and small, tabs, tickets Library pocket, too many to mention and so useful. Also for making cards or mini albums.

So the page is unfolded.

With filling.

And these tickets are all in it!

The backside. I could even put the map of the park in it!

The curved library pocket is in itself a super fun item to work with. Everything fits into your sidekick planner, except the tab page.

Also a well-filled tab page.

An overview of everything in this page.

How to make this page:

For this page I used planner essentials 5 to create an extended page.

I folded it to the width of a normal page.

I made 2 tab pages where I stuck 3 mm double-sided tape along the edges of the tabs. Then I cut them off. The holes edge and the other side.

On the front and back I glued a tab page on the flap.

The flap prevents everything you put in it from sticking together. The side and bottom are also glued together.

Now your page will look like this. You can now fill it with nice file folders, tabs and tickets and whatever you like. Hopefully some inspiration for you.

Thanks for your visit.

Until next post.



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