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Documenting Arizona

March 22, 2023

Karen here sharing a couple Planner Essentials pages from a recent trip my guy and I made with his dog on a road trip to Arizona. We got to see amazing fun sights like the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Winslow Arizona (where we stood on a corner). I created a couple pages – one for my Places I’ve Been album and another for Sadie’s album!

The page base for this first page (for Sadie’s album) is from Planner Essentials 39 and is Bellrose Pink paper. I also used some orange and pink from the Reminiscence Book 2 for highlights. The square elements, camera, and the flag are from the 39 set. I also added some letters using the Alphabet Tabs set. The hearts are in the Winter Bird set.

On the back, I used the Winter Bird as an element. It was SO cold on this trip that we even had to put Sadie on her leash.

This page is for my Places I’ve Been album and uses Planner Essentials 6 along with the Alphabet Tabs and dies from the File Folder Set 1. I used that fun picture in Sedona again, but this album is mine….and Sadie’s album is at my guy’s house 🙂 The stamp is from Destination Phrases.

On the back are more elements from the File Folder 1 set. The stamps are from the Moods set. Of course no page is complete without reinforcements from the variety packs.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft Cardstock, pen for dots on page

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

How lucky I am! By Katie Porcina

March 10, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post! and today we are creating a fun St. Patrick’s Day Planner page set. Nothing says luck than a rainbow, lucky clover and a pot of gold. So grab a hot beverage or a green beer and lets get started.

Step 1: Out of your choice of cardstock cut out your gnome, clovers and black pot. The gold coins are the centers of reinforcement circles cut from gold cardstock. Once all your pieces are cut, ink your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assemble.

Step 2: Out of the Curved Library Pocket, cut out the word Lucky from black and green cardstock, assemble and set aside.

Step 3: Out of Sidekick Essentials 19 cut two base pages and two mats, ink your edges and attach your photo mats.

Step 4: I used a Lawn Fawn die for my rainbow and cut from coordinating cardstock and assembled.

Step 4: I attached my Lucky word and pop-dotted my clover. Next, I pop-dotted my rainbow and gnome!

Step 5: attach your pot of gold and adhere your gold coins, pop-dot both of my clovers!

Step 6: Attach your reinforcements from your Sidekick Planner Essentials 19 and the circles from Reinforcements Pack 1.

Step 7: Final step, speckle with white paint!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope it brought you some inspiration! Have a wonderful crafty day!

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Planted with love

March 3, 2023

Hi all, it is Lisanne here with a new sidekick page. This time it is in the pink colours with the beautiful Bellrose pink paperpack. It is a page who you can make very fast, but I still like the result.

First a base page with the wave pocket on top of it. If you adhere everything as a pocket you can put many things in there. In the last pocket I put a sentiment strip in it. Great set to put in there. I also add some cute paperclips from Sidekick Essentials 14.

In the smallest pocket I put a small file folder from Sidekick Essentials 14 and also a small plant from the scallop insert. In combination with the cute girl it is a cute part of the page.

Only the reinforcers at the page and everything is ready.

I hope you like the post! See you next time.

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Planner Essentials

Birthday card

February 28, 2023

Hello fellow E.C.D. craft lovers, Marjolijn here. This is my post for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

I want to show you some birthday folders! In February I have quite a few birthdays in my family and circle of friends, so I really had to get to work! Because there are a lot of them I wanted to keep it a bit simple but nice and cheerful.

I made this 2 times but with a different background paper.

I made the base with the file folder and decorated it with nice tickets and stamps from Esther’s latest collection.

It’s so much fun to play with the stamps and the tickets. There is even a super nice set with typical Dutch stamps for enthusiasts!

When I had these cards ready I dropped my phone, it contains my photos of the making process so unfortunately I can’t show them. Fortunately I have a spare phone that Theo, my dear, has completely fixed for me and I can now do a lot again. Where would we be without our cell phones nowadays.

The map is not that difficult so you will probably figure it out.

The stamps on the tickets come from all kinds of sets from ECD and it takes a while to see if it fits and where you want them, sometimes I tape off a piece of a stamp so that I can still use them.

For example, at the tab that says “amazing day”. Just do what you like and it will always work out.

A post with some hiccups this time but I did it.

Thank you for your visit

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs materials used:

Planner Essentials

My heart belongs to you! by Katie Porcina

February 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post. This year my husband and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary, and with the prompt being “love” for the month of February I wanted to create this heartfelt creation for my planner essentials album. So grab a coffee and I will walk you through how I created these pages!

Step 1: Out of the worn wood paper cut your large heart, and cut your small heart from your choice of designer paper I used an older 49 & Market collection. Next, I cut out some white branches from blooming branches. I cut out two mats and added my ephemera and accessories.

Step 2: Cut two base pages from planner essentials 1 from your choice of designer paper, next I cut my polaroid photo mat from planner essentials 3 & 4 and tags from the worn wood designer paper. Cut out your quote “Enjoy this moment” from planner essentials 8.

Step 3: Creating your small heart pocket, first take your large heart stitched die and cut from clear acetate, next cut your small heart from your designer paper and attach. You will want to add your holes and line it up to the match the holes on your planner base page.

I attached the pocket leaving the top open to add my tags. Last assemble your pages as per the picture above adding your ephemera, branches, quotes, flowers, photo mats, date and enforcement rings on both pages.

I hope todays post brought you some inspiration to create your own anniversary or special moment pages.

Have a wonderful day and happy creating, >Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Planner Fun in New Mexico

February 22, 2023

Karen here. My guy and I recently took a road trip to New Mexico with his dog. Today’s post is documentation of that trip for two books I have. One is Sadie’s book that I am making for my guy of his beloved pet; the other is for my Places I’ve Been album where I document trips I have made. We ended up in Roswell, NM – such a cool place. I used the Monsters as Aliens in these pages.

First up is Sadie’s page. Of all the places we went, Roswell was definitely the most pet friendly. She was invited into every place we went. (One of us usually stands outside…store owners came out with dog cookies to ask her in!) The page uses the Planner Essentials 38 over a Planner Essentials 4 page base. I used Monster 3 die for my alien. The paper on both of the pages is a combination of Reminiscence 2 and 5. The two stamp sets used were the Monster Hugs and Vacay Phrases sets.

On the back of the page are a couple more pictures. That gorgeous “Hello Love” stamp is from the Block Words – Hello Set.

This page is for my Places I’ve Been set. The page base is from Planner Essentials 28. It features a Monster 2 as my alien. He’s hugging a Stitched Heart. I used the wristband for our entry into the International Alien Museum as an embellishment.

On the back of the page are some pictures from Albuquerque and Lincoln County. The label tags are from the December Daily set. Of course, no page is completely complete without some reinforcements from one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Pens, Inks

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Dreams come true

February 3, 2023

Hii all! It is me again, Lisanne. Today I made a sweet card with some old and new products. I used the newest paperpad Bellrose Pink. I love the colours.

For this card I used the Stitched Rounded Rectangle as base dies. The paper I use is Bellrose Pink. At the background I used a mask stencil with Walnut Stain Oxide.

I also did some stamping with the newest stamps from Esther. Aren’t they great?

I love to make a background with stencils and stamps. When you do it this way you need to think how you want to build the card. I knew that I want to use a tag so I lay this at my card. Now I can see where I want to stamp.

Here you can see the tag which is in the Bellrose Pink paperpad. I also adhere a tab and a small circle at the top. After that I made the mushroom from the once upon a time accessoires. It is all made from designpaper.

At least I made the base with the paperpad and Stitched Rounded Rectangle. I also did some stamping at the fishtail with the once upon a time sentiments.

I hope you liked the post and have some new ideas. Thankyou for visiting and have a great day!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • CS291
  • CS291

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain
  • Versafine Clair Ink Pinecone
Planner Essentials


January 31, 2023

Hello everyone, Marjolijn here! Today I would like to show you a new calendar page for my birthday calendar. This time, of course, with a Valentine’s theme. Made with the beautiful paper from the 12″ x 12″ Get Creative paper pack, available now!!! For this page I used the top loading set, which is still great fun. On top of that I adhered the new hearts page from the “Get creative” set. I only adhered the page at the edges so that something can be behind it.

A separate calendar sheet fits perfectly in the pocket, which is quite handy because after a while you always have people who no longer need to be on your calendar, you only have to add a new sheet.

For the strips I covered the base strips with double sided tape before I die cut them. Pasted the layer with the cut-out text over it and then filled the text with glitter. It’s hard to see in the photos but it gives such a nice effect. I also did the same with the bottom of the date page, first punched out February, double sided tape behind it and then glitter over it. The kisses/mouths also got a layer of glitter.

A window label has been pasted in the bottom right corner, with a piece of foil in the window, just from a package. I love using things we would throw in the garbage otherwise, life is expensive enough 😉 And that light with the heart in it, how nice is that! The label is pasted around the page so that a kind of pocket is created at the back. There are strips in here with a sweet kiss on top. The page with the hearts and the kisses are from Esther’s new collection, Planner Essentials 57 – Heart Lover.

With the tabs I adhered the month to the side again. I want to use the back of the calendar sheet to add a photo of one of the birthday people from that month.

Again that nice light and some tickets from the new “Get creative” set with Dutch sentiments, also a new stamp set from Esther. Very nice for lovers of Dutch sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thank you for visiting.

With love,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Paper “Get creative”

ECD Get creative set NEW

Planner essentials 56 – Tickets&tabs

Planner Essentials 57 – Heart Lover

Planner Essentials 22 Top Loading

Planner Essentials – Months

Planner Essentials 21 – Note pieces

SKU15 – Sentiment strips

1915 Large Numbers

1986 Alphabet tabs

1983 File folder set 2

Planner Essentials 20 Half heart page set

CS254 weekly thoughts

CS253 Note pieces

CS116 Months

CS289 I love you too

Silk Microfine Glitter {real red}

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Baby Sidekick Planner

January 26, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here. Thank you for joining me here today. I have to tell you I am totally getting addicted to these sidekick planners. Last blog post I showed you the start to my pet planner. Now I thought I would get a start with a baby book as I have a few good friends at work that are going to be first time grandparents. So grab a coffee or a hot beverage and let’s get started.

Step 1: Start with selecting your favorite coordinating card stock and cut out two elephants out of Josets Elephant die, I Inked the edges with dark grey ink and added some pink for the checks.

Same thing with the little boy elephant as above.

Step 2: Take your favorite choice of baby designer paper and cut your base pages from Sidekick Essentials 3 & 6.

Step 3: Out of the same coordinating paper cut out 6- 3×4 waterfall pages and scored along the top @ 3/8″ so you can add your small photos to your pages.

Step 4: From Sidekick Essentials 1 – I cut out the photo frame and adhered velum behind it. I attached the heart clip from sidekick pocket filler pages 1.

Step 5: I used Planner Essentials 37 stitched letters and cut out the word BABY from the same coordinating paper.

Step 6: Last step I like to speckle my pages with a little white paint.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and that it brought you some inspiration, If you would like to see how I finish this book your can pop over to my Facebook page – Katie Porcina – as I will posting finish pictures soon. Have a wonderful and thanks for joining me.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Road Trip

January 25, 2023

Karen here! Back in December, my guy and I went on a very long road trip through California, Arizona and New Mexico along some parts of Route 66. We took his dog Sadie (who is surviving cancer and is such a sweetie). On the whole trip, I was envisioning using the Safari Jeep to make a Planner Essential page. I ended up doing both a Sidekick-sized page (for my “him and me” album) and a regular sized page (for Sadie’s album).

First up, the regular-sized Planner Essentials page for Sadie’s album. I used a Planner Essentials 4 for the base and added the Safari Jeep with a picture of us in the car. The jeep is cut with a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and some brown and black cardstock. The jeep is so easy to put together as I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting for the pieces on top. The hearts down the side are from the Planner Essentials 40 set (and is die cut also with the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The huge arrow pointing to sweet Sadie is from the Library Pocket set. And I added a Fitted Circle die cut for interest.

On the back of the page, I added some cute pictures of her int he back of the car. The silver die cut on the side is also from the Planner Essentials 40 set. Car Vibes is cut with the stitched letters in the Planner Essentials 37 set. I added another couple Fitted Circles on top.

Next up, I adhered another jeep to the front of a large Stitched Circle die. I did a second pass on my die cutting machine with the Sidekick Essentials 5 (that lopped off the bottom of the circle and cut the holes). This page is for my Sidekick-sized Planner in which I keep memories of him and me.

On the back, I added a picture of our favorite stop (Sedona, AZ) and some journaling (along with another Fitted Circle. And for all these pages, of course, I added a fun reinforcements from one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned, silver, black & brown cardstock, Yellow Copic, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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