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Merry Christmas Card

December 5, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry Christmas Card.

To create my Merry Christmas Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Paper Flowers Collection as well as Joset Designs and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of Christmas patterned paper. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of each rectangle.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle.

Step Three. From a third piece of Christmas patterned paper, die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle from the Pizza Box Die. Distress the edges of the circle.

Step Four. From the Winter Words Stamp Set, you’ll need the Merry and Christmas words. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the words and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the two words into two strips.

Step Five. From the Winter Greens die, die cut the holly twice out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of each holly piece. Shape the leaves as desired.

Step Six. From the Winter Greens die, die cut the berry branch twice out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of each berry branch.

Step Seven. From the Florals 11 die, you’ll need the large, medium, small and ruffled centres. Die cut the large flower once, the medium flower three times, the small flower three times and the centres twice out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Festive Berries Distress Ink over the entire surface of each flower. From the centres, you’ll need two small and one medium centre. Adhere the flowers together. Two of the flowers will have a medium and small flower as well as a small centre adhered together. The remaining flowers and centre will be adhered together. Shape the flowers as desired.

Step Eight. Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Foam square the circle 3/8″ from the left and 1 1/4″ from the top of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the holly branch and berry branch to the bottom right side of the circle. Adhere the other holly branch and berry branch to the left of the perviously adhered holly branch and berry branch as desired.

Step Eleven. Use foam squares to adhere the large flower to the bottom middle of the circle. Foam square the remaining flowers to the right and left of the large flower.

Step Twelve. Adhere the Merry Christmas words to the circle as desired.

Step Thirteen. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Merry Christmas Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Festive Berries and Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Gnomes for the Holidays

November 20, 2021

Karen here today! I absolutely adore Joset’s new release! They are available NOW at your local craft store and should soon be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. So fun for holiday projects. In the past couple years, I have really enjoyed doing a December Daily Journal using the Planner Essentials line, so I decided to combine the two for today’s post.

The first page I made will be the cover page for my December Daily album. It uses the Planner Essentials 4 for a page base and the Planner Essentials 37 for the Stitched Letters (love this alphabet). I used the new Gnome for the centerpiece of this page. Could he be any cuter?! Of course, no page is complete for me without some reinforcements that come from either the page die sets or the Reinforcement Pack 1 or Pack 2. I always use the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive with the reinforcements as it makes them into stickers – so easy to use. The “December” is from the Planner Months set.

The next page uses the adorable new Holiday Train die set. How sweet! The page base on this one is Planner Essentials 39. The red paper is also cut with a die from the 39 set and has a great little slot for sliding in pictures or another element. The silver frames are also dies in the 39 set. (I didn’t tack them down yet as I’ll wait to add some pictures.)

I wanted to add a close-up of both the Gnome and the Holiday Train just to give you another peek at their cuteness!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft, Patterned and Silver Cardstock, Silver String

Planner Essentials

Let’s Make a 2022 Planner!

November 14, 2021
Hello there! Annette Green here today to share my 2022 Planner and tutorial just for you planner fans!
I utilized Planner Essentials dies 3, 4, 6, 7, 44 and Planner Pocket 1 this year along with some pretty nature papers which I talk about in the video tutorial below.
I also used a few stamp sets: All The Details, Months, and Pieces of Life #1. All supplies are listed at the end of this post.
As I explain in the video tutorial, I tried not to overwhelm myself with too many dies. Once I chose those six mentioned above, I kept to them rather than having too many options in front of me. This helped a lot!
I love how this nature paper and the embellishments coordinate nicely with the new Desert Sand full-size planner. In the video tutorial I’ve developed a system for building the pages that you might find helpful, and less overwhelming. I also share lots of little tips along the way as I create each page. I’m thrilled that my 2022 planner is now complete and ready for the new year!
Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry & Bright Mini Album

November 10, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan Gerber here sharing a project with you. Today I have a mini album to share with you. I designed this using the Florals 12 on the cover along with the Indented Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtails. The inside boosts a few more of my favorites and I hope you enjoy. 

The papers are from Stamperia – Classic Christmas. I love the vintage feel to the images in this collection and they were perfect for photo flips throughout the album. 

Inside cover and first page. I free hand drew the curves pockets on the inside front cover and used the Indented Rectangles as photo mats throughout the album.

Page 2 and 3 – Indented Rectangles used again for photo flips. 

Above I used Planner Essentials 16 and created a pocket from that large tree. Photo mats will fit in there. Same with the Small Villages on page 5. Photo mats will slip in under the houses and trees on that page. 

For pages 6 and 7 I used the Stitched Indented Rectangles for the front of a side pocket. 

For he last page and inside back cover I used the Stitched Circles and Indented Rectangles. Lots of gold mirri paper was used throughout. 

I am attaching some detail photos of the cover for you. I hope you have enjoyed my project share for you today. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Uncategorized

Some Sidekick Fun!

November 7, 2021

Karen here today. I’ve been documenting the adventures that me and my guy have been having in a Sidekick journal. Sharing today a couple of recent adventures. I’ve created quite a few of these pages since we started dating seven months ago, and it’s already so fun to look back through the FuN!

A couple weeks ago, we flew to Vegas for a couple days. One of the outings we had while we were there was to see a Rod Stewart concert. Omigosh, he is SO good. The page base here is from the Sidekick Essentials 7 set. Those fun stitched letters are from the Planner Essentials 37 set, and the arrow is from the Planner Essentials 41 set. On the front here, I also also used reinforcements that are either in the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 or 2 or were a fun surprise in another set. The “Amazing” at the top is from the Pieces of Life 3 – Quotes stamps.

This is the backside of the “Rod” page. The sentiment at the bottom is also from the Pieces of Life 3 stamp set. The “beautiful” flag is in the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set.

Next up was a FuN adventure we had to see our local professional basketball team. My guy works for a company who was able to get him front row seats. Wow, those basketball players are SO tall. And our team won! The page base here is from the Sidekick Essentials 2 set, and the “Remember This Day” frame is from the Planner Essentials 42 set. Adding that to a picture was so easy since I added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before sticking it down. How fun! To add interest to the picture, I die cut a few stacking Stitched Rounded Squares and added some white dots around it. (Our team colors are purple and white!) The “ribbon” on the page was the wrist band to get onto the floor of the game.

I realized in creating my page that I had more pictures that I wanted to add than I had space. I decided to cut a square in half to add a small triangle corner pocket. (I edged it with more of the wristband…)

This was a fun way to add just a few more pictures. The pic in the middle was sitting in my seat (not zoomed in). What a fun adventure!

Thank you for checking out my journal pages today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Dymo labels, card stock, white gel pen, enamel dots, black ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Holiday Sparkles Planner Page

November 4, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Holiday Sparkles Planner Page.

To create my Holiday Sparkles Planner Page, I’ve used the Mason Jar/ Snow Globe Special and the Reinforcement Variety Pack 2 from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner page at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut the mason jar from the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special.

Step Two. From the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special, you’ll need the lid and the snowy piece. Die cut the snowy piece out of a piece of white shimmery cardstock. Die cut the lid from a piece of red patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book.

Step Three. Next, you’ll need the trees from the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special out of a green patterned paper piece from the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the large tree a second time out of the same piece of patterned paper.

Step Four. Die cut the snowflakes from the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of five snowflakes.

Step Five. From the Reinforcement Variety Pack 2 Die, you’ll need the snowflake reinforcements. Die cut the reinforcements out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of three reinforcements.

Step Six. From the Mason Jar / Snow Globe Specials you’ll need the Holiday Sparkles sentiment. Apply Festive Berries Distress Ink to the sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into a word strip.

Step Seven. Adhere the reinforcements over the holes on the mason jar.

Step Eight. Adhere the frosty piece to the top of the jar. Adhere the lid over top of the top portion of the frosty piece.

Step Nine. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the three trees as desired to the bottom portion of the jar.

Step Ten. Adhere the snowflakes as desired around the trees.

Step Eleven. Adhere the Holiday Sparkles sentiment to the bottom portion of the jar as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Holiday Sparkles Planner Page at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Festive Berries
  • Misc: White Shimmer Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

For You Gift Envelope

October 28, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my For You Gift Envelope.

To create my For You Gift Envelope, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials and the Sidekick Essentials Collection as well as dies from the Paper Flowers Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift envelope at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. From the Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set, you’ll need the seed packet. Die cut the seed packet out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the packet using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Planner Essentials 37 – Letters & Numbers die, you’ll need the letters to spell out For You. Die cut the letters to spell each word out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the letters using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Maple Leaves die, die cut both maple leaves out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink on each leaf. Using a blending tool with foam, use Ground Espresso Distress Ink to highlight areas on the leaves as desired.

Step Four. Die cut the Lacy Leaves out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Five. Assemble and adhere the seed packet.

Step Six. Adhere the lacy leaves and maple leaves to the left hand side of the seed packet as desired.

Step Seven. Adhere the For You words on the seed packet as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my For You Gift Envelope at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Ripe Persimmon and Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Hi Card

October 22, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Hi Card.

To create my Hi Card, I’ve used a variety of the new dies from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as dies from the Sidekick Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. From the Planner Essentials 37 – Letters & Numbers die, die cut the letters H & I out of the patterned paper.

Step Four. Next you’ll need a creamy piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, die cut the & symbol out of the patterned paper.

Step Five. From the Planner Essentials 41 – Rounded Corners Page, you’ll need one of the tabs. Die cut the tab out of the same patterned paper you just die cut the & symbol out of. Distress the edges of the tab. Ink the edges of the tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Fussy cut a tag, a herb piece and a tag out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Cut the tag down to 2 7/8″. Distress the edges of each piece. Ink the edges of each piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Next, you’ll need to choose one of the note pieces from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die. Die cut the note piece out of a piece of patterned paper from the Reminiscence the Book 2. Distress the edges of the note piece. Ink the edges of the note piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the label 5/8″ from the bottom and 1/8″ from the right of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Foam square the herb piece 1/4″ from the left and 1/8″ from the top of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the tab to the left side of the note piece as desired. Foam square the note piece 1/2″ from the top and all the way to the left hand side of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the tag 3/4″ from the left and 3/8″ from the top of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the & symbol to the right hand side of the tag as desired. Adhere the H to the right hand side of the tag and adhere the I to the right of it.

Step Twelve. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Hi Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Halloween decoration

October 20, 2021

The new Elizabeth Craft Designs release from both Esther and Joset are so much fun that they invite for more than just planner pages or cards. I made this “scarry house” into a list to give it a cozy place in the house during the Halloween period.

So I started working with all kinds of dies, ink, embossing powders, gilding wax, glossy accents and embossing plates. I walked around with very dirty fingers for 2 days but the result is there.

Look at that scarecrow. It would even scare me!

And the hayloft, I wouldn’t like to spend the night there either.

The hay wagon is full of pumpkins but has also been left like this, it will not be the farmer in the hayloft????

Even the farm, by day he looks so friendly but by night, brrrrr

There she goes, the witch, on her broomstick and accompanied by bats.

Everything in a nice frame that I first embossed with a very old embossing stencil.

This is the background made with Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock and all kinds of inks, sprays and water. I personally think it turned out to be a very nice project. I love doing this so much, playing with everything I have and then more and more ideas and things come up. Secretly I can go on with this project for hours but my art teacher once said that you have to stop on time. It may not be a drawing but I took that advice to heart, enough is enough.

I hope you also get a bit inspired and see what else is possible with all these beautiful dies and stamps from Joset and Ester’s collections.

It’s a bit early yet but wishing you all a nice Halloween!

With love Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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.
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