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Cozy winter

September 6, 2023

Hii everyone,

Here is a new blogpost from me. I’m totally in the Christmas Mood. A little while ago I made a Christmas Foodtruck during a Facebooklive. Today I made an another truck for the Christmas Season. At this truck you can buy your Christmas tree in different sizes.

I started with the truck from the Foodtruck dies. I used paper from the Beautiful Brights and Pretty Pastels. I also colored some pieces with Distress Ink and Soft Finish Cardstock. In the truck I adhere a table and a Christmas tree. I also made a cash desk.

The wheels are from a stamp from the Planner Essentials ‘cozy days’. The trees on top of the truck are from the Sidekick Essentials.

The gnome bought this year a small Christmas tree. The gnome is made with Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink.

The trees fits perfect in these milk cans. I wish I have this at my home. The milk cans are from the Farm Accessoires. I die-cut 8 milk cans. I adhere the top of 2 milk cans together so it can stand.

And at least this signboard. I also die-cut this part 2 times so I can make it stand.

When you put everything togehter, you get this little scenery. Now you can understand that there are more possibilities with the truck for this festival. So soon you will see more.

Thankyou for visiting and see you the next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
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Grand Fun

August 17, 2023

Karen here. I absolutely love the Planner Essentials line, and I love even more how one can mix and match from the other lines to create absolutely fun pages. The pages I’m highlighting today are all about my husband’s grand-daughter. So much fun and so sweet. (Sorry for covering her adorable face…)

She took a trip to the strawberry patch with her mom and dad. This page highlights some of the fun they had using Planner Essentials 41 for the page base. I love the perfection of those Strawberry die cuts that I colored with Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.

On the back of the page is another Strawberry, and I added a bit of bright red bric-brac ribbon. I love the leaf reinforcements!

The page base here is from Planner Essential 56 (which is a must-have with all of the fun tickets that are out now!) For the leaf border, I was inspired the ECD Planner Facebook page by another crafter and added flowers from the Florals 9 set to mine. The titles are cut and framed with Stitched and Fitted Circles.

More florals on the back page. I think that the leaves I used are now retired, but the Elegant Leaves 1 would certainly work…. Love all of the variations of reinforcements out there.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, inks

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Caterpillar farmer

August 16, 2023

Hii everyone, I’m here with a new blogpost. Fall is coming so it is time to make some fall pages. The caterpillar is very busy with his pumpkins.

I made a basic page with Sidekick Essentials 20. I made his land with the Slimeline Adventure Edges and adhere them at the smaller blue piece at the page. You can play with the different heights.

As you can see I made 4 different pieces land. If you used put some tape or glue at the sides and leave the top open, you can slide things between the layers.

I made a caterpillar farmer with ofcourse the caterpiller and the farmer. I only used the hat and the pitchfork. I used paper from the beautiful brights and pretty pastels for this cute one.

I adhere the caterpillar farmer as high as possible because I want to add a lot of pumpkins. I didn’t put glue behind the pitchfork so I can put a pumpkin under the fork.

I add different size pumpkins and leafs. I also put them between the layers as I said earlier. But when I finished this I missed something…. and no it’s not the reinforcers…..

I missed these swirls between the pumpkins. And I also adhere the reinforcers.

The page is done for me now, the caterpillar farmer needs to work hard for the pumpkin festival I think.

I will thankyou for visiting and see you next time!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke and Ground Espresso
Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials Uncategorized

Bee-utiful August Sidekick Planner

August 10, 2023

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! Katie here with todays Bee-rific Sidekick Planner, using Joset’s new ” Bugs and Butterfly Collection”. I have been having so much fun with this collection creating cute summer themed pages for my sidekick! So, grab a coffee or your favorited beverage and lets begin!

Step1: You will want to start creating your bees, honey pot and flowers. I cut all the images from solid cardstock except the wings they were cut from heavy vellum cardstock. Then ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and assembled as per the photo above.

Step 2: Cut two base pages from Sidekick Essentials 20 with your choice of coordinating designer paper.

Next, I took Pocket Page Fillers 2 and cut out a photo mat and adhered it to my page. Once my photo matt was down I adhered my month (August). Then I pop-dotted my Bee and Flowers!

Step 3: On the second base page, create a pocket using Planner Essentials #26 then ink and attach your pocket. Next, I adhered my honey pot and pop-dotted my Bee and Flower. I stamped out the word Bee-utiful and matted onto black cardstock and adhered it to the top of my base page. I created a few tags and added them to my pocket.

Last you will want to add your reinforcement rings to both pages.

Step 4: Last step, I always like to add a little splatter with heavy white acrylic paint.

If you have any questions in regards to these sidekick planner pages please send me a message via Facebook to Katie Porcina.

Have a wonderful day and happy creating!

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Buzzing to say ‘Hi!’

August 2, 2023

Hi everyone, here I am with a new blogpost. I guess that you all saw the new collection from Joset ‘Bugs and Butterflies. Today I share a Sidekick page with this collection. Because this collection is great for cards but also for planner pages for example if you don’t have a pictures.

Do you remember the honey Sidekick page. This is a perfect page in combination with the bee. I made the bee with the Pretty Pastels paperpad. The wings are made from vellum. Isn’t it a cutie?

I used Sidekick Essentials 4 and 13 for the base. The paper is from Reminiscene the Book 5 and 6. The edges are inked with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.

I used the Number Reinforcer to do some stamping. I didn’t make a reinforcer of it, but as a decoration part behind the circle. This is a stamp from the Bugs and Kisses set.

I used the 2 biggest circles from Sidekick Essentials 4 to decorate the page. I adhere only the top part from the smalles circle so I can put something behind later. I also found a label from one of the books.

I made a cute ticket with the sentiment ‘Buzzing by to say ‘HI!’. I also stamped some part of the clover at the ticket and did some coloring. I adhere this ticket a little bit under the smallest circle.

At least I adhere the bee and put some leaves under the circle and ticket. I think the green is perfect for this page. And ofcourse I adhere some reinforcements.

Thank you all for visiting and reading! See you next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • Pretty Pastels paperpad
  • 2060 Bee
  • CS316 Bugs and Kisses
  • 1987 Sidekick Essentials 25 (dies december day by day kit)

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Fallen Leaves
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Everyday Essentials Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Trip to France

July 31, 2023

Karen here. I was so fortunate to be on a once-in-a-lifetime trip with my parents to France in August 2022. I created a Sidekick Essentials page for each place/day we were there. Here are some of them.

I love this fun page using the Sidekick Essentials 17 as a page base. (I really love that I’m standing in front of a Van Gogh painting! WoW) I decorated the page with Fancy Flourishes and Vacay Phrases Stamps.

I used another diecut from the Fancy Flourishes set on the back along with Postage Stamp and Stitched Circle Dies. I tried Escargot on the trip, and one of the stamps from Moods was perfect in describing how much I liked them. LOL, they were okay.

Eek, I totally fan-girled over the Eiffel Tower. The page base is from Sidekick Essential 16. (I cut off the top of the seed packet…) I the picture on the seedpacket is actually on the tag that goes inside the pocket. The OMG diecut is from Planner Essentials 36.

Here’s the back of my pocket page. So many fun sights in Paris. The “where are we” is because my parents spent a lot of time mapping stuff out on their phones, and it made me giggle….and not be lost 🙂

A quick look at the fabulous pictures on the tag inside the pocket. It’s a great way to add great memories.

On our trip, we also went on a two-week Rick Steve Tour. Sarlat-le-Caneda was one of the amazing medieval towns where we stopped. This page base is from the Sidekick Essentials 12 set, and I used the flowers from the Layered Honeybee on this page. I also used the Lace Borders set.

And the back. Of course, all of these pages use fun and quirky reinforcements from one of the reinforcement variety packs. Thanks for stopping by.

Craftily yours, Karen

Products from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Cardstock, glitter gel pens, inks

Everyday Elements Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Get well soon garland

July 27, 2023

My best friend is in the hospital and the least I can do is send a card, right? But a garland is more fun and hopefully it will put a smile on her face. It is always difficult to photograph a garland so I put them in a circle.

This time I used the Small Doilies from Annette Green as a base, on which I glued a circle from the same set with a letter from the alphabet from Esther Glass.

I attached the flags with a tab from the pocket pages fillers for the sidekick.

Everything got a layer of tea dye distress ink and then a black edge.

It is always quite a bit of work to make such a garland, but it is also very fun to do and it makes everyone happy.

Look at this cutie, Joset’s ladybug with a blue jacket on, I absolutely love it!

I halved the doilies and gave them all a layer of distress ink, I used tea dye. Then they got an edge of black ink, I also edited the letters and the tabs. All flags are attached to the string with the tab.

I hope my girlfriend is better soon and that she can just give this pendulum a place at home.

Thanks again for your visit,



Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:

2018 Small Doilies

2005 Page pocket fillers sidekieck 02

1863 Letters&Numbers P.E. 37

2059 Ladybug

and the Joset stamp set that comes with the Bugs collection.

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love this

July 19, 2023

Hi everyone,

I’m here for you today with a new blogpost. Today it is a sweet card with an ice cream. I will lead you step by step through this card.

I started with two tags from the Nested Tags dies. At the top I made a scoreline and adhere that small part together. You can see that line at the top. But you can still open it.

As base I used a piece of designpaper (Bellrose Pink) from 22 X 14 cm. I also cut a piece kraft cardstock from 22,5 x 14,5 cm. I also cut a piece designpaper from 5 x 16 cm and made a scoreline at 0,9 and 15,1 cm.

Now we adhere the 2 parts designpaper together. But you only adhere the small 0,9 cm and the back. So this piece is open to put things behind.

I cut out a piece of the designpaper and adhere this at the background. As you can see I also adhere the designpaper at the kraft.

I made a small cluster to add on the pink strip. All these elements are from the same paperpad.

Now it’s time to decorate the tags I made in the beginning. I cut a tag and numberstrip from the paperpad. I did some stamping at tickets and tabs and made a girl (the witch dies) with an ice cream. I used the donut from the Foodtruck Accessoires as reinforcer.

Adhere this at the front of the tag.

For the inside I cut out again a piece of the paperpad but also did some stamping with the good food good mood stamp. I made an bigger ice cream and ticket.

I also did some stamping and coloured 2 of them with a glitter pen.

Now I can slide one part of the tag under the stripe and one part above. You can unfold a part or you can take it all out.

Well I hope you enjoyed this project. I did when I was making. Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot, Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Fallen Leaves and Nocturne
  • Gelly Roll glitter pen
Planner Essentials Uncategorized

Sunflower’s are natures smile- Planner Pages

July 7, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post! I seem to be on a Bee theme right now so I might as well keep it going! This time, I am bringing you a Sunflower Planner Page perfect for some of your garden pictures. So grab a coffee and I will walk you through how I created these pictures.

Step 1: You will want to cut out your right and left base page using Planner Essentials #39-Torn Paper. I used the G45 “Let it Bee” Paper. Next, I cut two rectangular mats, cut yours to fit your picture leaving a bit of an edge.

Step 2: Using the Washi Tape Reminiscence Tape #1 I ripped strips and placed it down on my page like above. I used the Washi tape on both pages.

Step 3: Cut some Honeycomb from the Art Journal collection die Honeycomb Dots #1849 and rip it up so its into pieces.

Step 4: I added some fussy cut sunflowers, flowers and leaves from the collection, and my Garden Word from the Seed packet collection. (I used a lot of foam dots, see picture below)

Step 5: On the second page you will want to continue adding a photo mat, washi tape, G45 card, fussy cut sunflowers and Honeycomb. You will notice on both pages some black string like fiber, its colored sisal.. I like to add a little texture on my pages to keep it natural.

Step 6: Ink some of your edges and add your reinforcement rings.

Step 7: My last step is to always speckly with heavy body white paint.

I hope today brought you some inspiration to add your pictures from your garden into your planners.

Have a wonderful day >Katie<

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick Planner Page

June 29, 2023

This time I made a page for my annual overview of 2023 in the sidekick planner. As a base I used the back cover of week 22 and a pocket page. That’s fun again.

On the left page I processed the photo film slide, which I hadn’t used for a long time. I glued it on 3 sides with 3 mm double-sided tape and left the left side open to slide another tag behind it. On the photo film slide I processed some stamps and glued them on as a tab. The week number is also stamped on it. On the tag behind it is a photo and on the back there is room for some extra journaling.

On the inside I processed 2 note sheets that were stamped with the “note piece” stamp set and edited with a stencil and oxide ink. One of the cute girls and a circle stamp finish it off.

I made the right page in a pocket page, I hadn’t used those for a while and they are so nice. Especially for some more photos that don’t need a lot of extras. I made the details on this page with the circle words and of course some garden tools are part of it. For the photo I took out the mini pages because it reflected quite a bit in the paperback. Despite all the super cool new products, I often go for the somewhat older die sets, they are also very nice and if you have them, use them. They are really too nice to leave in the closet.

Hopefully I’ve given you some inspiration.

With kind regards,


Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

CS213 Home&Nature

CS234 Memorable

CS253 Note pieces

CS260 On the road again

sidekick pocket pages

reinforcers miscellaneous

Stencil set 1

double-sided tape

Paper (wornwood) not available anymore but the new paper is also beautiful

Grungy wood

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