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November 18, 2020

That big cross by 2020, pffff, what a year this has been! I sincerely hope that for everyone the coming year things will get better. Maybe that’s why I’ve already created my 1st page for my planner for 2021.

With the new collection for the regular size planner I would almost forget that I also have the sidekick! And I like that format so much, just to schedule! So for next year I’m going to use my sidekick for making plans and my regular planner for memories.

For this page I used the beautiful paper of Esther’s Reminiscence, there are so many beautiful colors in it that it is useful for everything. For the page itself I used S.E. (Sidekick Essentials) 4. I also used S.E.1, S.E.3 and S.E.8 for the decoration.

Some details I edited with distress ink and glaze embossing powder in the color crackling campfire.

The decoration is also meant to be a bit playful, the little phone I added with the idea that I should call friends and family more often, to maintain the contact a bit more because I haven’t seen my family for almost a year now.

And the pawns, well, to also be a bit more playful/light-hearted to deal with the Corona rules, not to ignore them because that really can’t but occasionally someone may come to visit or I can visit them myself. I really miss the contacts with my friends and family. 

Let’s hope this year is over soon!

Actually, I want to say, life is good but you have to hang the garlands yourself. 

Maybe I should make that my life spell next year.

So the beginning in my planner for the new year has been made, good intentions? Hmmmm, I have to think about that. After all, I still have more than 6 weeks for that.

With love,

Marjolijn van Elsberg

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Boo Sidekick Essentials Page

October 22, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Boo Sidekick Essentials Page.

To create my Boo Sidekick Essentials Page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, the Sidekick Essentials Collection as well as a stamp from Charlene. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my sidekick essentials page at home.

Step One. Die cut the page from the Sidekick Essentials 1 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Spritz water on the page and then spritz Dylusions Ink Spray in Squeezed Orange on the page.

Step Two. You’ll need the circle border stamp from the Background Stamp 3 stamp set. Apply Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to the stamp and stamp three times on the page as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed.

Step Three. From the Halloween Party Stamp set, you’ll need the bat stamp. Apply Emboss It Ink to the bat stamp and stamp on the page as desired. You’ll need a total of four bat stamps stamped. Reapply Ink to the stamp as needed. Sprinkle Molten Dimensions Black Magic Embossing Powder over the stamped bat images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. You’ll need a couple pieces of Halloween patterned paper. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, you’ll need the stitched rectangle and the plain rectangle. Die cut the stitched rectangle out of one of the halloween patterned papers. Die cut the plain rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose one of the reinforcements out of the Variety Reinforcement Pack. Die cut the reinforcement once out of a piece of black cardstock. You’ll need a total of six reinforcements.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials 1 die, die cut the frame out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Seven. From another piece of halloween patterned paper, die cut the arrow from the Sidekick Essentials 3 die. Ink the edges of the arrow using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Die cut the word Boo from the Blackboard Alphabet Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the letters using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Halloween Party stamp set, you’ll need the cat and the pumpkin stamps. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the two stamped images in using a waterbrush and the Watercolor Palette. Once the images have dried, fussy cut the images out. Ink the edges of the two images using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Adhere the reinforcements over top of each of the holes on the page.

Step Eleven. Foam square the stitched rectangle 5/8″ from the left and 3/8″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the plain rectangle 1/2″ from the right and 7/8″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the frame 1″ from the bottom and have a 1/4″ over hang on the left hand side of the page.

Step Twelve. Foam square the cat to the middle of the frame. Foam square the pumpkins to the bottom right corner of the frame.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the Boo word to the left of the pumpkins as desired. Adhere the arrow below the frame as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot and Ripe Persimmon
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Dylusions Ink Spray: Squeezed Orange
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions – Black Magic Embossing Powder
  • Graphic 45: An Eerie Tale Patterned Paper Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

But First Coffee Card

October 11, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my But First Coffee Card.

To create my But First Coffee Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, 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. You’ll need a couple of pieces of coffee themed patterned paper. I’ve used the Echo Park Paper Collection – Coffee. From one of the patterned papers, you’ll need to die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle. From the other piece of patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From one of the patterned papers you just die cut the rectangles out of it, die cut the 1 5/8″ Note Piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of it. Ink the edges of the note piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the same patterned paper you just used, die cut the clip from the Planner Essentials – Planner Filmstrip die out of it. Ink the edges of the clip using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Planner Essentials – Planner Patterns die, cut the letters from a piece of black cardstock and a piece of kraft cardstock. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the kraft cardstock and sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Five. Choose two more patterned papers from the coffee collection. From the Sidekick Essentials 4 die, you’ll need the 2 1/8″ and 1 3/4″ circles. Die cut the 2 1/8″ circle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the 1 3/4″ circle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials 4 Die, die cut the 1 3/4″ circle out of black cardstock. Die cut the But First Coffee circle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the But First Coffee circle out of Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Die cut the two coffee cups out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the two sized bands once out of kraft cardstock and a second time out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the White Soft Finish Cardstock, you’ll only need the top and bottom pieces, not the band. From the kraft cardstock ones, you’ll only need the bands. Apply Emboss It Ink to the kraft cardstock bands and sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

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

Step Nine. Foam square the note piece 3/8″ from the left and 3/8″ from the bottom of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the two letter pieces together, off set, making sure that the embossed letters are on top. Adhere the clip to the top of the letters as desired. Apply adhesive to the left hand side of the letters and adhere 5/8″ from the left and 3/8″ from the bottom of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the 1 3/4″ patterned paper circle to the 2 1/8″ patterned paper circle. Foam square the 2 1/8″ circle to the middle of the letters as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere the coffee cup pieces to the corresponding cups. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the cups to the middle of the 1 3/4″ circle as desired.

Step Twelve. Adhere the But First Coffee circle to the black cardstock circle. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the But First Coffee circle to the right of the 2 1/8″ circle as desired.

Step Thirteen. To finish the card, 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 But First Coffee Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
  • Echo Park: Coffee Paper Pack
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock and Black Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Hello Card

August 20, 2020

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

To create my Hello Card, I’ve used a variety of 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 or three pieces of patterned paper that all coordinate together. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a second piece of patterned paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Either use a third piece of patterned paper or flip over the patterned paper you just used and die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. 1/2″ from the bottom on the right hand side, tear the paper a bit into the middle. 1/2″ from the left at the top left hand side, tear the paper down a bit. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Sidekick Essentials 8 die, die cut the large stitched rectangle out of a piece of vellum.

Step Five. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 3/4″. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials 7 die, die cut the leaf bunch and two single leaves out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. From the Words 2 – Thinking of You die, die cut the Hello word out of black cardstock.

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

Step Nine. Adhere the vellum stitched rectangle in the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle. Adhere the leaf bunch to the bottom middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle. The leaf bunch will sit overtop of the vellum piece. Adhere the other two single leaves as desired around the leaf bunch.

Step Ten. Staple the fishtail 3/8″ from the bottom and all the way to the left hand side of the 3 3/4″ fitted indented rectangle. Adhere the Hello word to the middle of the fishtail.

Step Eleven. Foam square the 3 3/4″ fitted indented rectangle to the middle of the 4″ stitched indented rectangle.

Step Twelve. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 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 Hello Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Nature Sketchbook Patterned Paper Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock and Vellum
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Beware!!!!

August 12, 2020

Anyone who knows me a little, knows that I love Halloween. I like dress-up parties, theme parties and everything that has to do with witches. In a past life I must have been a witch once, lol.

This year I will make an October day by day so that I can count down to the 31st…..HALLOWEEN!

Today I show you page 1 of my Halloween Day By Day.

I work in the sidekick planner, which is a really nice format for this special month.

This time I made a planner pocket top loading, just like in the big planner. I made this myself with a little imagination. On my blog I showed earlier how to make this pocket. See it HERE.

The pocket insert will be my first page of my Halloween DBD. I decorated the pocket with a few cute stamps and dies. I stamped the cute witch and the bats (halloween party) on soft finish cardstock and colored it with the watercolor palette.

With the Note pieces Planner Essentials set I made the tag to put in the pocket. I finished it with the tab from the planner filmstrip set.

I also made the frame for a photo that you can add later. The lantern die is included in the Art journal set of streetlights. 

The page is finished with reinforcers from the Planner Essentials set 11. I made the date with filmstrip numbers.

I made this nice pendants, which might be more to come later, by stamping the stamps from the Halloween party set on shrink foil. They are colored in with pencil. I carefully cut them out, gave them a hole and let them shrink with the heat tool. 

Here and there I added an accent with a white gellyroll pen and they got a layer of glossy accents.

This is the page I wanted to show you this time. Hope you enjoy it and hope you love Halloween as much as I do!

Have fun,

Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick Mini Album

July 1, 2020

When I got the super cool stuff for the Sidekick planner and saw that incredibly cool envelope I immediately thought….That’s a lot of fun to make a mini album. So I did but it wasn’t easy. In the end I am very satisfied and now it’s standing in my craftroom.

I made 5 envelopes, but before I glued them together, I tied them first. Like you tie a book. I found a tutorial on You-tube.

I made a cover with craft-board and added a ribbon in between so you can close the book with a bow.

The pendant is made with shrink-plastic and a stamp.

In each envelope there is a card with a picture on it. The cards are made with the note pieces set and Planner Essentials 4

The paper that I used is for a laser printer and therefore nice and firm. I’ve decorated it with acrylic paint and the Gelli plate, my latest addiction.

Blue had just been given a new collar here. Unfortunately he didn’t enjoy it for long, a week later he died suddenly. 

And I’ve only ventured into the Selfies recently. I hate pictures of myself. Whose kids would have that anyway? hihi

For the closure I used eyelets, which was a bit fiddling with the Crop-a-dile but it worked.

This is what the bound book looks like before I glued it into the cover.

These are the dies I’ve worked with.

I thought it was a great project to work on and you can see that you can do a lot more with all those nice dies from the Sidekick Essentials line.

On the back of the book I attached flower lace.

For the Sentiment I used Sidekick Essentials 4.

I hope you are just as excited as I am about the new Sidekick Essentials dies. They are so versatile. And hopefully I’ve inspired you a little bit again. 

See you next time!

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Beautiful Sidekick Planner Page

June 25, 2020

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

To create my Beautiful Sidekick Planner Page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Sidekick and Planner Essentials Collection as well as a couple of dies from Joset Designs and the Art Journal Specials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my sidekick planner page at home.

Step One. Die cut the page from the Sidekick Essentials 3 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance in Turquoise, Jade and Rosebud on the page as desired. Spritz the powder with water. Once dry, ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut the reinforcements out of kraft cardstock. You’ll need a total of six reinforcements. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Bubbles die out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the bubbles down to a piece that is 2 3/4″ wide.

Step Four. From the Blooming Branches die, die cut each branch out of a piece of book page.

Step Five. Die cut the heart branch from the Planner Essentials 25 – Double Heart Insert out of Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Beautiful Banner from the Sidekick 7 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. I didn’t use the positive pieces on the final page. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Choose three pieces of patterned paper that all coordinate together. From the first patterned paper, die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die. From the second patterned paper, die cut the small note piece again. From the third patterned paper piece, die cut the curved stitched rectangle out of it. Ink the edges of all three pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. You’ll need two more patterned papers that go with the previous three. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3/4″ Stitched Diagonal Fishtail. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 3/8″ Stitched Diagonal Fishtail. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Die cut the slotted rectangle from the Sidekick Essentials 5 die out of a piece of vellum.

Step Ten. Choose one more patterned paper that goes with the previous patterned papers. Die cut the stitched rectangle from the Sidekick Essentials 8 out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Adhere the reinforcements over top of the circles on the page. Adhere the slotted vellum rectangle piece 7/8″ from the left and 7/8″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Twelve. Adhere the 3/8″ fishtail to the 3/4″ fishtail. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 1 3/8″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the bubbles to the middle of the slotted rectangle.

Step Thirteen. Adhere one of the small note pieces to the right hand side of the stitched rectangle, making sure 1/4″ is still visible. Foam square the stitched rectangle 7/8″ from the left and 1 3/4″ from the top of the page. Adhere the other note piece 1 1/8″ from the left and 2″ from the top of the page. Adhere the curved rectangle 1 3/4″ from the left and 2 3/8″ from the top of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the two book page branches as desired to the middle of the note piece and curved rectangle. Adhere the heart branch to the middle of the other two branches. Foam square the beautiful banner 7/8″ from the left and 1 5/8″ 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 Beautiful Sidekick Planner Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Pam Bray Digital Paper – White Crinkle Abstract
  • Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
  • Magenta Nuance: Turquoise, Jade and Rosebud
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock, Book Page and Vellum
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