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An Elegant Journal and video tutorial

May 5, 2021
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with a little different twist on the new square TN art journal. I’ve created an elegant book using paints, stencils, stamps and of course new dies from the Picture It art journal collection and I’ve provided a video tutorial taking you through all the steps below.
In the video, I share how I painted the cover of the new Chic Black TN, added ribbon and lace, buttons and wax seals, and so much more embellishment throughout this sweet little TN.
You’ll learn all kinds of little tips for using the new dies, how I choose my papers and plan out the process of building the album, and even some product suggestions you’ve been asking me for, such as what I use to store my dies.
I show how to add vellum to the pocket pages, different ways to use the decorative insert die, tips for adding silver metallic cardstock pieces, and so much more. I hope you can join me as I share the whole process in the video below. You’re sure to want to add the new square TN to your planner/art journal series!

Planner Essentials

Relaxe….

May 2, 2021

Oh, I’m having a hard time with that. I’m always busy, never really resting. Haha, many of you will recognize this. But after contracting Covid 19 I had to slow down. However, I myself felt that I was already doing nothing. After all, I am not currently working and in the household I did not do much. I was just too tiring, even taking a walk was no longer possible. Until I was instructed by the occupational therapist to write down what I did. Well, it turned out I still did quite a lot!! I have included that overview of a week in this page. Because yes, since this week I have a little energy to work on my hobby. I won’t bother you with my weekly overview but I want to show you this page.

Esther has made another beautiful new paper book, Reminiscence the Book 2. Personally, I think it might be even more beautiful than the 1st book. Secretly a shame to cut into it, but I put the scissors in. So that’s what I started working on. For the page I used the Planner Essentials 22 set. Planner pocket 3 TOP LOADING. I filled the window with vellum.

On the page that is in it I made a pocket with Sidekick Essentials set 16 – Seed packet which I dressed with Sidekick Essentials set 17 – Window folder set. All edges are inked with distress ink.

On the back I made a notebook with 7 pages, for every day of the week one. For this I used printer paper and the stamp set CS132 – Important memo. With some stamps I put a quote on each page, these stamps are not from Elizabeth Craft Designs.               

I decorated the window with some dies from the Sidekick Essentials set 11 – This week. Behind the viewmaster wheel I pasted a circle and stamped the word RELAX on it twice. Also with stamps from my own collection. The stain and flowers come from the Art collection of Ilse and Charlene, Budding florals and Puzzle page.

And then the Puttertje oh oh oh how beautiful!!! I really didn’t want to put anything over that so that’s the front page of my “BOOK OF ME”

I hope this page inspires you a little bit, see you next time

With love,

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Planner essentials 4

Planner pocket 3 TOP LOADING

Sidekick Essentials set 16 Seed packet

Sidekick Essentielas set 17 Window folder set

CS132 Important memo

CS160 pieces of life 1 numbers & more

Sidekick Essentials set 11 This week

Budding florals 

Puzzle page

Reminiscence the book 2

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Palette

Live in the Moment Wall Hanging

April 26, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Live in the Moment Wall Hanging.

To create my wall hanging, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as stamps and dies from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my wall hanging at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the second patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Three. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of a piece of black cardstock. Cut the ornament down to 3 1/2″.

Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 3″. From the Zen Sentiments stamp, you’ll need the live in the moment sentiment. Apply Detail Black Ink to the stamp and stamp on the right hand side of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Florals 5 die, die cut the leaf five times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Watercolours, colour the five leaves.

Step Six. From the Florals 5 die, die cut a extra large, three large, three medium and three small flowers out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Watercolours, colour the ten flowers.

Step Seven. From the Florals 5 die, die cut the centres once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of three centres.

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

Step Nine. Adhere the elegant ornament to the left hand side of the 3″ rectangle as desired. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 7/8″ from the bottom and 3/4″ from the left of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere a extra large, large, medium and small flower together. For the other two flowers, adhere a large, medium and small flower together. Adhere a centre to each flower. To finish the flowers, shape the flowers as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere two leaves at the top left side of the ornament. Adhere two leaves in the bottom right side of the ornament. Adhere the remaining leaf to the middle left side of the ornament.

Step Twelve. Foam square the large flower to the middle left side of the ornament. Adhere the other two flowers as desired around the large flower.

Step Thirteen. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top of the wall hanging. Tie a piece of black twine through the two holes to create the hanger.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Live in the Moment Wall Hanging at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Pink Fresh: Detail Black Ink
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Black Twine
Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Easter

April 15, 2021

It’s going so fast this year, the days, weeks are flying by. Unfortunately no family Easter brunch this year, last year also not, I do miss it. Luckily it is also very cozy together with the children and we had a very nice Easter party.

It has become a double page again, which I like best for an overview.

Here the flaps are closed, I love these pages!

For the right page I used the Sidekick Essentials 10, around which I folded the wave pocket page, also from the sidekick collection. The large pocket is on the back, which I can use for a next overview. The sentiment “Happy Easter” I made with the alphabet from the Art collection. And Oliver (Tim Holtz) finishes this page. In the pocket there are 2 tags with photos and journaling.

The left page is made with the Sidekick Essentials 11 set. Behind the photo are some bunnies (Tim Holtz) and also one on the photo. I adhered the picture on the page before I put the reinforcements on it. That’s all this page needed.

I made the tags with the tag die from Planner Essentials 11. I like them oh so much! And that sweet bunny is an older Elizabeth Craft Designs die. Unfortunately no longer available but still so nice!! Especially………

That bun of the bunny…look how cute :-). This is the back of the tags with even more photos and journaling. 

Both Oliver and the bunny are colored with watercolor paint.

Hope you are a bit inspired by this page, 

With love,

Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

sidekick essentials 11 This Week 

sidekick essentials 10 Today

sidekick essentials 18 Wave Pocket

Reinforcements pack 2

watercolor palette

soft finish cardstock

Sidekick Essentials

Specimen Planner Page

April 11, 2021

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

To create my Specimen Planner Page, I’ve used a variety of the dies and stamps from the new Sidekick 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 Sidekick Essentials 13 – Hexagon Insert, you’ll need the hexagon page. Die cut the page out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Sidekick Essentials 13 – Heaxagon Insert die, you’ll need the flower and the flower frame. Choose a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the flower twice and the flower frame once out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the frame using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Sidekick Essentials Seed Packet Set, you’ll need the letters and number strip, number strip and Specimen Word. Die cut the Specimen word out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut the number strip out of a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the words and number strip out of a second patterned paper. Cut the words and number strip down to 1 1/8″. Ink the edges of the two strips using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Next, you’ll need the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set, you’ll need both jar pieces, the top of the jar, a bird, the tab and both cloche pieces. Die cut the plain cloche and cut out jar piece out of a piece of cream paper. Die cut the top of the jar out of a piece of red paper. Die cut the cut of cloche out of a piece of olive paper. Die cut the tab out of a piece of grey paper. Die cut the bird out of a piece of blue paper. Die cut the plain jar out of a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Sidekick Essentials 14 – Bonjour Fold Out, you’ll need one of the clips. Die cut the clip once out of a piece of olive paper. Die cut the clip a second time out of a piece of mustard paper. Ink the edges of both clips using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden Stamp Set, you’ll need the specimen word. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Specimen word and stamp onto a piece of red paper. Cut around the word. Ink the edges of the word using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Adhere the specimen word 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/2″ from the left of the page. Adhere the number strip 1/2″ from the left and 3/4″ from the top of the number and letters strip. Foam square the word and number strip 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the top of the page.

Step Eight. Adhere the tab to the left hand side of the number strip.

Step Nine. Foam square the olive clip to the bottom of the letters and number strip as desired. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the flower frame 1/2″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the mustard clip to the top right corner of the flower frame as desired.

Step Ten. Adhere the jar together. Adhere the cloche together. Foam square the bird into the middle of the cloche.

Step Eleven. Adhere one of the flowers in the top left corner of the flower frame. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the cloche 3/4″ from the right and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the jar 1 7/8″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Twelve. Adhere the Specimen word 5/8″ from the bottom and 1 3/4″ from the left of the page. Adhere the other flower to the top left side of the letters and number word strip as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Simple Stories: Simple Vintage Ancestory
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Your Heart Guide You Tag

April 3, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.

To create my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Choose a piece of green paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut half of the leaf wreath from the Wreath & Elements die out of the patterned paper.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 3/8″ Fitted Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 2 3/4″. From the Love & Soar Collection, you’ll need the Let Your Heart quote. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the quote and stamp onto the fishtail.

Step Four. Choose a piece of light pink paper and a piece of patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die out of the light pink paper and the patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the small butterfly from the patterned dark pink paper.

Step Five. Adhere the leaf wreath to the left hand side of the tag.

Step Six. Use foam squares to adhere the fishtail quote 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere the three butterflies as desired to the left side of the tag.

Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Elegance 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Twine
Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

The Good Life – Seed Packet Mini Album

March 22, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome! It is Karan here to share a project I designed using the new Sidekick Release. For those who know how much I love albums, I also love to create mini albums too. 

This one is designed using the Seed Packet Die from Sidekick Essentials 16. 

To begin with I cut the seed pack out five times using paper from 49 and Market. I cut vellum to go on the inside of the packet for the window. I cut out extras thinking I might make the album larger but ended up going with 5 packets instead of 8.

Then I assembled them.

I then cut the side panel from the same sidekick set and created the pages and continued to decorate them. I love tags and cut out a tag for each page just as an added layer and photo mat for some of my photos. This tag was cut from Planner Essentials 2, which I also cut to go inside each opening of the Seed Packet page. I am going to share images from this little mini and then add the dies I used below. Hope you enjoy this mini project.

And then details for the cover:

I cut doubles for the large floral and the medium size floral for the cover, two sets of leaves and then I used the skeleton leaf from the Sidekick Essential 16 set. Ii love how the florals shape so beautifully.

I hope that I inspired you to create a mini album using this Seed Pocket Set. It makes a perfect little mini album. 

Until Next time

Happy Scrapping!


Sidekick Essentials 11; Sidekick Essentials 16; 

 Other Products:

 Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Crushed Olive Distress Ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Love Grow Card

March 14, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Love Grow Card

To create my Let Love Grow Card, I’ve used a variety of the dies and stamps from the new Sidekick Essentials Collection as well as dies from the Planner 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. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted 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. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles 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. From the Planner Essentials – Planner Patterns die, die cut the numbers out of the patterned paper.

Step Four. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set die, die cut the tab out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials – 8 die, die cut the ragged edge out of the patterned paper. Rip a bit off the top and bottom so that the piece measures 5 1/4″ long. Ink the edges of the edge piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials – 3 die, die cut the banner out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, die cut the & symbol out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the symbol using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Next, you’ll need the bee and Let Love Grow hexagon stamps from the Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden Stamp Set. Apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the bee hexagon and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the Let Love Grow hexagon and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut each hexagon out. Ink the edges of both hexagons using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Ten. Adhere the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the ragged edge 1/4″ from the right of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the tab 1″ from the top and 1 3/4″ from the bottom of to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Twelve. Adhere the numbers pattern 3/8″ from the right and 1/4″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the banner 1/8″ from the left and 7/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the & symbol 3/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Foam square the bee hexagon 7/8″ from the right and 7/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Let Love Grow hexagon 1/8″ from the right and 1/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Fourteen. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4″ x 10″, score at 5″. 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 Let Love Grow Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set
  • Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber & Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter

Happy Spring

March 8, 2021

It’s time for another group theme on our blog today. This time we would like to inspire you with some beatiful work around the theme “Spring”. We asked our designers to create some colorful projects or projects that remind them of Spring. Let’s see what they created!

Joseph Nguyen created this beautiful card using a combination of dies from the Fantasy Flowers collection by Anita Izendoorn. He also created a Koala using the Koala die set who sits beautiful in the center of the card.
When we think about Spring, for many people Easter comes up and so it did for Katelyn Grosart. She created this beautiful egg shaped card using the Elegant Easter Egg Large die, the Large and Small Flowers and the Triple Leaves. The “happy easter” is from the Words 2 – Happy Holidays set.
Lisanne Geerdink made this beautiful insert for her planner. She added a picture of little flowers that just started to bloom. A great reminder that Spring has arrived. To decorate her page she used the Blooming Branches die set.
Karen Ostergard created this beautiful card that will definately put a smile on your face. The card has some lovely pastel colors with the flowers so vibrant and pretty. For the background she used the Cubic Background die.
EK Gorman created this colorful Happy Easter card using the Sping Basket die. She used a combination of Silk Microfine Glitters for the grass and eggs in and around the basket. So pretty!
Tina Guigui made this beautiful card using the cut-outs from the Floral Burst Background die. Love this technique and the way she colored. Tina also made another card where she used the actual die cut that you can find on her blog. For the sentiment she used the Spring Sentiments.
Karen Gerber created this beautiful Spring inspired card using a combination of dies and stamps. For the flowers she used the Florals 5 and the tags are from Planners Essentials 26 and the Butterfly Pocket Insert. She also used the Background 1 stamp. What a pretty combination!
Tanja Kabel created this adorable card using the Leaf Pattern Background and the Fairy 2 dies. She also used some green Silk Microfine Glitter to add some sparkle to the background. Love this effect. The sentiment is from the Once Upon a Time Sentiment set.
Last but not least is this colorful cards created by Annette Green who also used the Spring Basket die for her card. She added some beautiful little flowers from Florals set 3 and some leaves from the Leaves and Branches. Love the coloring!
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