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Raccoon Love

February 28, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a heart inspired card I created using Elizabeth Craft Designs Raccoon die which I decided to pair with a die from Planner Essentials #20. Cute Raccoons and Love are a perfect mix!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Create a card front using white card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm)

Step 2: Using black, dark grey, and light grey die cut the Raccoon and loosely assemble.

Step 3: Using yellow, blue, and pink cardstock die cut the ‘LOVE’ die, use the negatives and trim as shown below. Keep the die cut letters for the next step.

Step 4: Adhere the ‘LOVE’ negatives to black card stock, and insert some of the letters as shown below.

Step 5: Adhere these to the white card front. Add machine stitched details (optional).

Step 6: Complete assembly of the Raccoon and adhere it to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins, a twine bow and a few love hearts. Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

I love how this card came together! The colours pop off the card and the raccoon is super cute!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Other:

Pink/Blue/Yellow Card

Black/Grey/White Card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Googly Eyes

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Fave moment

February 24, 2021

Hi Crafters! Lisanne here. I’m here again with a new blog post. This time I made a Sidekick Planner page with the cute Honey Bear.

For the base I used the Sidekick Essentials 4 and the Reminiscene Paper pad. On this page I glued the Honey page (Sidekick Essentials 13). I colored all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

So first I made this cute Honey Bear with the Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink. I used Ground Espresso and Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs for the bear. The honey jar is made with Brushed Corduroy and Fossilized Amber. I also colored the little bee by myself with Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber and Black Soot).

I adhered the bear to a tag from the Sidekick Essentials 11. I like the little stitch line at the tag. I also made a little tag with the sentence “Fave Moment” from CS120. Behind pink design paper I put a little piece of the Journal Edges from the Art Journal Special. It is just a little piece but it looks great!

In the right corner I used the Jungle Leaves with some flowers. I did the same with the left page, so I wanted to do the same at the right page. The large flower is from Florals 8 and the little flowers from Florals 1. This time I cut them out design paper. The leave is colord with Crushed Olive. These flowers makes me so happy!

I put a sequin in the center of the large flowers and added some reinforcers. These kind of pages are so great to make! Like all the cute characters but also the planner dies.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much I enjoyed creating this page. Thank you so much for reading this post and have a great day!

Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used products:

  • Verafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy and Crushed Olive
  • Clairefontain Paint On multi techniques mix media assorti pack
  • Hemp Cord black

Home Decor Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Picture This

February 21, 2021
It’s Sandy Diller here today with a fun little photo frame that is perfect for any child’s room where they can change the photo whenever they like. They can use it to display their favorite photos weather they are real or imaginary.

Begin by using the Castle Folding Card, cutting out the main part with the window section twice. Cut one down the center as shown above.

Line up the sections of the castle and glue together. Stamp some bricks using the stamp from the Prince & Frog Sentiments. Add some color, I used Watering Can Archival Ink and a blending brush.

Back the windows with the color of your choice, assemble the Prince and Princess and then add the photo frame from the Planner Essentials 3.

Crease the castle on each side, shown with the red arrows above.

When adding the backing for the frame – leave an open space just above the word PHOTO, shown with the white arrow above. This way the photos can be easily changed by sliding them into the opening.

For the base, simply cover a piece of chipboard with paper. In the photo above you will see that I marked where I wanted to place my castle and frame.

To make the frame stand up – cut 2 strips of cardstock 1″ X 5″ and crease ever inch. Fold on the creases and then glue together to form a box. Glue box at each end of the castle and then glue to base at an angle. This will keep the castle from falling over. Another piece of cardstock was added to the center section to help hold in place.

All that is left is to add the photo of your choice. A little crown was added to the photo just for fun.

Have a Royal Day,

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Live Life In Full Bloom Sidekick Essentials Sneak Peek

February 14, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Live Life In Full Bloom Sidekick Essentials Sneak Peek.

To create my Live Life In Full Bloom 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 out of the Reminiscence The Book. Die cut the Scallop Page from the Sidekick Essentials 12 – Scallop Insert twice out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of both pages using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Sidekick Essentials 12 – Scallop Insert die, you’ll need to die cut the macrame hanger once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the same die, die cut the three leaf die twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need three single leaves and one of the three bunch leaves.

Step Three. Still using the Sidekick Essentials 12 die, die cut the pot three times out of kraft cardstock. Die cut two of the single plants out of a piece of green paper from the Reminiscence The Book. Ink the edges of the pots using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Reminiscence The Book, you’ll need to choose a piece of patterned paper. From the Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set, you’ll need to die cut the rectangle out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the single leaf out of the green patterned paper you die cut the other leaves from. Die cut the number label out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the arrow out of the patterned paper piece you chose. Ink the edges of the rectangle, arrow and label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of Reminiscence The Book. From the Sidekick Essentials 14 – Bonjour Fold Out Die, die cut one of the tabs twice out of the green patterned paper. Die cut the tattered square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the tattered rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tabs, square and rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set Die, die cu the tab out of the green patterned paper. Die cut the bird out of a piece of blue patterned paper. Die cut the plain jar out of the same piece of paper that the arrow was cut out of. Die cut the open jar out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the jars, bird and tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Sidekick Essentials – Home & Nature stamp set, you’ll need the Live Life stamp. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the square out. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. We’ll start with the left page. Adhere the top portion to each of the pots. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the pots to the bottom portion of the left page as desired. Adhere the two green plants to the first two pots.

Step Nine. Adhere two of the single white leaves to the bottom portion of the third pot. Adhere the three white leaf bunch slightly above the two single leaves. Adhere the remaining single white leaf to the left of the white leaves as desired.

Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Live Life square to the left of the pots as desired. Adhere one of the small tabs to the top of the Live Life square as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere the frames around the squares and rectangles, so that they become one piece inside of two separate pieces.

Step Twelve. Now we’ll start on the right page. Use foam squares to adhere the kraft rectangle 5/8″ from the right and 1 1/2″ from the top of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the tattered square 3/8″ from the left and 2 1/4″ from the top of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the tattered rectangle 1 1/2″ from the right and 1″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the number label 1/2″ from the bottom and allow it to hang over the right hand side of the page. Adhere the arrow 3/4″ from the bottom and allow it to hang over to the right hand side of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the single green leaf underneath the top left corner of the kraft rectangle. Adhere the macrame hanger 1/4″ from the left of the page. Adhere the large green tab to the right hand side of the tattered square as desired. Adhere the remaining tab to the top right corner of the kraft rectangle as desired.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the open jar to the plain jar. Adhere the bird to the inside of the jar as desired. Foam square the jar 1 1/8″ from the right and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the page.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Sidekick Essentials 12 – Scallop Insert
  • Sidekick Essentials 14 – Bonjour Fold Out
  • Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set
  • Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set
  • Sidekick Essentials – Home & Nature

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock

Art Journal Collection Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials

Happy Valentine

February 8, 2021

Today’s group post is all about our loved ones. With Valentine’s day only just around the corner we thought we would give you some Valentine’s card inspiration. Our Design Team members created some fabulous projects using a variation of products. For more information about each project, make sure to visit their blogs by clicking on the name.

A beautiful card created by Annette Green using a combination of the Fantasy Flower dies and the Mandala from the Art Journal Collection. Love the combination.
Katelyn Grosart also used some dies from the Fantasy Flower collection to create this beautiful heart shaped card. To create the base she used the Scalloped and Stitched Hearts.
Sandy Diller created this lovely Valentine’s card using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. Love the truck full off hearts!
Lisanne used the Parrot die to create this super cute card for Valentine. For the base of the card she used the Stitched Ovals and she added a rose from the Peek-A-Boo Love set.
Some adorable embellishments created by Marjolijn van Elsberg using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials line. She also created a lovely card with a wobbly snowman.
A beautiful card created by EK Gorman using the Organic Triangle Background die. She cut out one circle in the middle to make space for the sentiment. Love the colors.
Karan Gerber created this beautiful heart shaped card using the Florals 2 and the Planner Essential 25 – Double Heart sets. Love the flowers and beautiful pastel colors.
Tina Guigui created this adorable card using the Honey Bear die set and the Heart Background die. She also used the Fitted Hearts to create this bigger heart in the background.
A beautiful card created by Tanja Kabel using the Puzzle Heart and Peek-A-Boo Love sets. For the Background she used Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the Crandberry Silk Microfine Glitter.
This final card is created by Karen Ostergard who used the adorable Dog die set. Love how she colored the dog. For the sentiment she used the Furrever Friends Sentiments set.

Planner Essentials Videos

Final Greenville Planner Pages with video tour

February 3, 2021

Hello everyone, Annette Green here today with my final pages in my Greenville Planner which I’ve been sharing throughout 2020. I ended this planner/journal with some Fall pages, at which time my planner was filled to the brim. I decided it was a good place to stop, especially since I started a new planner in December for my Day-by-Day memories. (You can check that December DBD video out HERE if you like.)

As you can see, I’ve introduced the Phone Booth Special die set into my planner. I hope you follow along as I share how my pages came together. All products used for this final layout are shown at the end of this post.
I began by die-cutting my paper from the Rusty Weathered collection using the Planner Essentials 1 page die. From the Reminiscence paper collection, I fussy-cut three sunflowers and adhered them around the page. From the Reinforcement Pack 2, I die cut the leaf shapes and adhered them in place.
Next I used the tag die from Planner Essentials 4 to cut my photos, then matted around them with a deep red card stock. The tag shapes gives a little more interest than a simple rectangle. Finally, I stamped the list from the CS119 Reminders stamp set onto ivory card stock, colored in the arrow and inked the outer edges before adhering in place.
For the facing page, I cut the same paper using the Planner Essentials 4 page die, added the same leaf-shaped reinforcers and fussy cut one more sunflower. The large circles and scalloped circles were die-cut from the Pizza Box set and the “heart this” is die-cut from Planner Essentials 30 Wave Pocket die set which are then adhered to a stamped label from the CS133 Retro Labels stamp set.
After stamping the journaling block using the Sidekick 1 stamp set, I added my photos. If you’re curious how to cut circles from your photos, check out the video tour below.
Since I had more photos to feature, I decided to add the cute Phone Booth as an insert. What a fun die set to play with! I added the word Fall using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set and the pumpkins and leaves from Joset’s Pumpkins set, and all other elements are from the Phone Booth set.
The door to the Phone Booth opens out to this fun area for more photos and journaling. I used the Planner Filmstrip set to cut two photo frames for the right side of this page.
Small photos fit nicely inside here, and it’s a great place for a little hidden journaling.
For the back side of my Phone Booth insert I added more fun elements from the die set, as well as the photo mat/tag from the Wave Pocket set I used earlier, and of course one more fussy-cut sunflower and the leaf reinforcements.
Once I added my last photo, I finished off this page by stamping the word “Happy” from the Sidekick 1 stamp set. And my pages are done, my Greenville Planner is done, and I’m moving on to my 2021 planner and Nature Notebook Planner which you’ll see in future posts. If you’d like to check out my video tour of my entire Greenville Planner, I’ve provided it below. Thanks so much for stopping in today!
Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Oh happy day!

January 27, 2021

Hi crafters! Lisanne here. So today is my very first blogpost for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and I’m so excited to share my projects with all of you! Today I want to share this planner page in my Ground Espresso Sidekick planner. For this page I used a lot of different ECD dies. They are so great to use together! I will explain a little bit more below how I created this page.

For the base I used the Sidekick Essentials 2 and I used the Reminscene paperpad COO2. This paper is so lovely with these stamps at the background.

The tag with the flower girl is from the Planner Essentials 30 Wave Pocket and the paper I used is from the Reminiscene book. For the bushes I used Adventure Edges 2. The cute little flowers which I cut from the Reminiscene Book are part of the Adventure Edges 2 as well. Now you can see that the Holiday Elf Her is turned into a flower girl! I realy like this way of using dies. At the back of the tag I put some pieces from the Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces.

When I adhered the tag on the page I put them behind a little piece from the Note Pieces. You can also see that piece with the text Oh happy day! This stamp is from the Pieces of Life 4. I also used the cute Flower reinforcers.

Thank you so much for reading this blogpost and I hope that I inspired you a little bit today to works with these fun dies!

Have a happy day!

Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used products:

Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne, Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo, Hemp Cord, Clairefontaine Paint On

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love You Tag

January 25, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love You Tag.

To create my tag, I’ve used new dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and the Planner Essentials Collection. 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. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two pieces of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 1 3/4″ Stitched Circle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Love You words from the Words 2 – Thinking of You Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut one of the branches twice from the Leaves & Branches Die out of Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock.

The next four steps use the Florals 5 Die.

Step Five. Die cut the leaf die three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Six. Die cut the small flower with the hole in the middle twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the other small flower three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flowers. Shape as desired.

Step Eight. Die cut the extra large flower one, the large flower three times, the medium flower three times and the small flower three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flowers. Shape as desired.

Step Nine. For one of the flowers, you’ll want to adhere a extra large, a large, a medium, a small and a yellow small flower together. For the other two flowers, you’ll want to adhere a large, a medium, a small and a yellow small flower together.

Step Ten. Adhere the Love You words to the middle of the 1 3/4″ circle. Adhere the 1 3/4″ circle to the 2 1/4″ circle. Foam square the 2 1/4″ circle 3/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the tag.

Step Eleven. Adhere the leaves as desired on the left hand side of the tag by the circles.

Step Twelve. Use foam squares to adhere the flowers overtop of the leaves on the left hand side of the tag as desired.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the two white flowers as desired in amongst the pink flowers.

Step Fourteen. 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 Love You Tag at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Leaves & Branches
  • Florals 5

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Woodland Friends Patterned Paper Pack and Woodland Friends – 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Twine
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love This Planner Insert

January 21, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love This Planner Insert for inside of my Sidekick Essentials Planner.

To create my Love This Planner Insert, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Sidekick Essentials Collection and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner insert at home.

Step One. Die cut the Polaroid Frame from the Sidekick Essentials 1 Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere the 2 3/4″ cut piece of White Finish Cardstock to the back of the polaroid frame.

Step Two. Sprinkle Rosebud, Coral and Turquoise Magenta Nuance on the polaroid frame. Spritz with water and allow to dry.

Step Three. Once the polaroid frame has dried, you’ll need the definition stamp from the Planner Essentials – Background Stamps 3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp randomly on the frame. You’ll need to stamp a total of five times. Reapply Ink to the stamp as needed. Ink the edges of the frame using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut the reinforcements out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need 8 reinforcements total. Ink the edges of all the reinforcements using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Sidekick Essentials 4 die, you’ll need to die cut the 1 5/8″ circle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Turquoise Magenta Nuance on the circle. Once the circle has dried, ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Die cut the large hearts from the Sidekick Essentials 6 Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Coral Magenta Nuance on each heart and then spritz with water. Once the hearts have dried, ink the edges of the hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. On a piece of scrap White Soft Finish Cardstock, sprinkle Rosebud Magenta Nuance and then spritz with water. Once the paper has dried, die cut the two hearts from the Sidekick Essentials 2 Die out of the paper. Ink the edges of the two hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Sidekick Essentials 7 Die, die cut the large leaf bunch out of a piece of vellum.

Step Nine. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 Die, die cut the & symbol out of a piece of kraft cardstock.

Step Nine. Die cut the arrow from the Sidekick Essentials 3 Die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Ten. From the Sidekick Essentials 1 Die, die cut the This die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the This word to 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock that measures 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. You will also need the heart from the This strip. Ink the edges of the heart, the white strip and the kraft strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Place your polaroid frame in your Sidekick Planner and make a mark where your reinforcements should sit on the frame. Once the marks are on the frame, adhere the four reinforcements. Flip the frame over and adhere the remaining four reinforcements to the back side of the already adhered reinforcements.

Step Twelve. Staple the large leaf branch to the middle of the frame as desired. Use foam squares to adhere the circle 1/4″ from the bottom and have it hang slightly over the right hand side of the frame.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the large hearts as desired on the frame.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the & symbol and the arrow as desired on the circle. Adhere the small hearts as desired on the frame.

Step Fifteen. Staple the This word strip to the kraft strip. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the This word strip 1/4″ from the bottom and all the way to the left hand side of the frame. Adhere the white heart as desired on the frame.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Magenta Nuance: Rosebud, Coral and Turquoise
  • Misc: Vellum, Kraft Cardstock and Mini Stapler
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