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Notecard

July 25, 2022


Hello everyone, It’s Marjolijn here today on the blog with a cute notecard! With all the new releases that have come and still to come, we sometimes forget all those very nice dies and stamp sets that we already have. This week I made a notecard for a pocket on a page. I hope to inspire you a bit to use your dies in different ways. Often you don’t see the details because there is so much to see on a whole page. So for this blog post I created a notecard and will show you how I made it.

The frontside of the notecard
And the back of the notecard

Super handy for some extra journaling and that photo can still be pasted in.

The materials used

Make the notecard with the correct dies, there is a supply list at the bottom. Die-cut from soft finish cardstock and use the smooth side! Cut a 3″x4″ or 10×7.5cm blank card.

Stamp the stamps “notecard and the pin” on the front of the Polaroid frame (note-pieces). Sprinkle transparent embossing powder over it and heat it with the heat tool, then the stamp stays nice black and it gets some shine and volume. The other card gets the stamp with the lines, I didn’t emboss it.

Edit the Polaroid frame with distress ink and a stencil from the planner series (stencil set 2). I used the colors speckled egg and faded jeans.

The card with the note ribbons also got some distress ink speckled egg on the front. To do this, I angled the stencil. If you place a photo in it later you will not see it but for now I thought it was a nice effect. The side with the lines is decorated with speckled egg in the middle and the edges are finished with faded jeans.

The small arrow is also worked with faded jeans, the other parts with crackling campfire. But of course you can use your own matching colors for such a card.

The outer edges of the Polaroid frame were given a layer of double-sided tape 3mm. PAY ATTENTION! Do not glue the rest because then the mini tag will not go in.

Slide the arrow under the edge at the back. It is already secured with the tape. Then stick the card with the lines behind it so that the diamonds at the front are in the frame. Turn the card over and stick the second arrow over the other arrow. I worked with glue so that you can slide a little if it is not quite in the right place. Stick the camera in the right corner at the front, but in such a way that no glue gets on the opening. You slide the tag in loosely, you can later stamp a date on it or something similar.

So you can turn your dies into a nice notecard for your planner. I hope this gives you a little extra inspiration to look at your dies differently and especially to pick up your old sets because they are all so nice!!!

So just use it!

With love,

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Playing with the Planner Essentials Planner Stencils

May 12, 2022

Hello lovely people, my name is Devid and today I am sharing a project that I have made using the brand new Planner Essentials Planner Stencils. I am using set 2 today and use 5 different stencils to create a technique called: stencil layering technique. it creates a lot of depth. On the ECD planners and Journaling Facebook group there is a monthly challenge. this month it was: use your two favorite colors. Mine are vintage photo and salvaged patina from the Distress collection. Below you can see a simple step by step tutorial of how i made this beautiful page:

next i repeat the same process on the circle.
and here is the finished page in my planner. I love the vintage, grungy feel this page has. The Planner stencils are a dream to work with and are of a great quality. What a great addition to the Planner Essentials Collection!

if you want to see a step by step tutorial of how this is made, you can see it here:

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Planner Essentials Planner Stencils 2

Other brands used:

  • Distress oxide Vintage Photo
  • Distress oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Distress ink Black Sooth
  • Distress ink Frayed Burlap
  • Distress Re-inker Hickory Smoke
  • Cadence Antique Gesso

Inspiration from the Design Team Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Stamping Uncategorized

Create a Garden Mini Album using Sidekick Essentials Planner Dies

May 10, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green back again today with a fun little mini album project you can create in an afternoon using three Sidekick Essentials dies, a few stamp sets, your favorite papers and some chipboard. I’ve created a video tutorial so you can follow along and hopefully make one of these yourself!
I’ve used the Sidekick Essentials 1, 12 and 16 for this album because each one has a base page to use along with very versatile embellishment pieces. I’ve used Graphic 45 papers in my stash, but really any papers will do, so I encourage you to go to your supplies you have on hand.
I ended up using images from five different stamp sets (Memorable, Paper Love, Planted with Love, Home & Nature and In My Garden) but you can use whatever you have to make this album work for you. I’ve linked everything below if you’re looking to expand your collection.
As I describe in the video, I mixed Graphic 45 collections along with 49 & Market to make a really feminine, garden-themed album, but I can imagine this album with masculine papers too. So in the video, I share the basic assembly of the base album first, then I show how I decorated it toward the end of the video. I hope you find it interesting to watch and that it inspires you to give it a try. Thanks for stopping in today.
Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Swimming Diploma

April 4, 2022

Hello everyone! How are you today? Today I want to show you a planner page. This time I made a page for our youngest son who was allowed to swim for his swimming diploma. Last Saturday the time had come and he made it!

For this page I used the beautiful paper of Modascrap (sailer’s life) Modascrap is one of my favorite papers! This topic fit wright in! Also the colors are matching with the swimming diploma.

First I cut out the page. This is a page from the new planner serie (porthole page 1937). For the protholes there is a matching die in this set. I cut out two of them with jeans fabric. On the backside of it I used clear double sided adhesive. Do not remove the layer of the adhesive. The fabric will stretch. Use glue to fix it.

The middle one I made red with the distress ink color Aged Mohagany. This because here comes the photo and so it can stand out a bith with the other two.

Than printed a photo with the selphy printer. Size it up and make it in the middle window. I’m so proud of our litlle boy!

At the bottom window I used the whale of Joset’s collection. It fit’s perfectly with the theme and the paper. On the background of the window some paper also from the Modascrap theme. The whale is just as happy as out son.

For the top window also some nice decoration. The fish belongs to the set of the planner page. (1937) The water plants on the background belongs to a summer kit. The nice text comes from a set of the sidekick planner (1769)

Finally, some appropriate re-inforcers. Of course also in the same theme as the rest of the pages.

Hopefully you like this page as much as I do and see you next time!

other uses product

  • distress ink
  • jeans fabric
Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Squirrelly about Camping!

March 30, 2022

Hi all, Happy Thursday!! Well how exciting is this my second blog post in one week!!! I am super happy to share with you my squirrelly camping pages. This squirrel die set is my new addiction I can not get enough of these squirrels. They are super fun and easy to make, so lets get started.

Step 1: Cut your main pages with your designer paper using Planner Essentials #4, next I cut out two strips of designer paper measuring 3″ x 8 1/4″ and inked the edges with brown ink. Then I adhered the paper strips to the left hand side on the left planner page and right side on the right planner page. Then cut two mats from coordinating designer paper with the round mat die from Planner Essentials 22 and adhere them to the center of your pages as per the picture above.

Step 2: Out of dark and light brown card stock cut out your two squirrels from Joset’s collection #1930 and ink the edges with brown ink. I added a little pink to the cheeks and highlighted with a white gel pen. After your cheek’s are dry I assembled my squirrels as per the picture above. With the Tent Die #1669 cut out your latten from red and yellow cardstock, ink with brown ink and assemble.

Step 3: Out of designer paper cut one tent – cut your poles from dark brown cardstock ink and assemble. Using Forest Accessories Die #1688 cut out your mushrooms with red, white and a light tan colored cardstock. Next I cut out the logs, stump and stick from woodgrain paper to create a cool texture. The bushes are cut from light and dark green cardstock, cut one marshmallow from white cardstock and ink with a bit of grey around the edges. My final step is to ink all the edges and assemble as per the picture above.

Step 4: Assemble and adhere your left planner page as per the picture above, the squirrel is pop dotted using some foam dots or tape.

Step 5: Assemble and adhere your right planner page as per the picture above, the squirrel is pop dotted using some foam dots or tape.

Step 6: Once you have assembled both your pages, I cut the word PHOTOS from Planner Essentials 31 and the clip from Sidekicks Essentials 5 all cut from dark brown cardstock.

Step 7: Attach your choice of reinforcement rings.

Last step is to add your favorite pictures and attach your clip and PHOTOS word.

**Optional** I always love to add a little white paint by speckling.

I hope your enjoyed todays blog post! Have a wonderful crafty day. >Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials Uncategorized

Gifts from the garden!

March 28, 2022

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Its Katie here with a cute little project idea that I wanted to share with you all. I am super excited to get into my garden this year and start my veggie patch, but the ground is still a little frozen here in Alberta, Canada. So I thought I would start by making a few gifts for my gardening friends.

Step 1: Start by cutting out your bunny and carrots from Joset’s Bunny die #1929 using your choice of coordinating cardstock. I inked the edges with grey ink and added some pink to the bunnies cheeks and assembled the bunny and carrots as per the photo above.

Cut your hat and brim from Joset’s Farmer set #1859 using a yellow and red cardstock, I inked the edges with brown ink. Cut one or two black crows from Joset’s Scarecrow die #1907 and one grey crate from Farm Accessories die #1858, and ink the edges with dark brown.

Out of kraft cardstock cut out a Seed Packet from -Sidekick Essentials #16, I inked the edges with brown ink and added a piece of acetate in the window of the seed packet. Then with black ink, I stamped the Seeds label from In my garden stamp set #CS212 onto the top part of the seed packet. Last step, fold up the edges and glue your pocket together and set aside.

Next, I Took apart some sisal rope and added it to the brim of the bunnies hat. (I wanted to make the hat look like it was coming a part) I added the tiny crow to the center.

Next lay your images out as per the picture above or change it up, and adhere your items to the seed packet.

*Optional- I like to speckle with white and brown paint.

My favorite and final step to this project, sign and date the back of your envelope and add your seeds!

The best part of this project is you can create a whole bunch of different seed packets, wildflowers, sunflowers and corn. Just cut out your images and add it to your bunnies crate.

I think cutting out pumpkins from Joset’s Hay Ride #1909 and add them to your crate would be a perfect way to give some of your favorite pumpkin seeds.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post for today, have a wonderful day!!

>Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials

All About the Circles

March 25, 2022

Karen here today with a post that is all about the circles! I created a card using the Fitted and Stitched Circles and then was inspired to also create a Sidekick scrapbook page using them as well.

First up is a card using the Squirrel cut using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I cut the pieces “on top” using the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. Isn’t he just adorable! I used a combination of Distress Inks to color him including Kitsch Flamingo, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen and Tea Dye. I added random Stitched and Fitted Circles to create a lively card layout for him and added some twine and lace. The stamp is from the Life is Better on the Farm set. The acorn is colored with Copic markers.

I then was inspired to use circles in a Sidekick page journaling some fun I had at a basketball game. The team was losing, so I started taking pictures of the fun and colorful shoes. The page base and pink overlay is Sidekick Essentials 20. The “fab” die is in Planner Essentials 43, and the lettering is from Planner Essentials 37. As always, I added some reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2.

On the back of the page is more shoes and more circles! My guy met the guy with the shoes that were yellow and colorful, but unfortunately, I only noticed the shoes, so I can’t tell you who it was!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Inks, Copic, Lace, Twine, patterned cardstock

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Bunny and Cat

March 11, 2022

Karen here. Lately, I’ve been inspired creating cards to use similar colors and pieces to also scrapbook. For today’s post, I started with the adorable Bunny and made a card. Then, I just had to create a Sidekick scrapbook page.

I started by finding a card sketch on Pinterest to create this fun card with the Bunny. The Bunny is colored with Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Kitsch Flamingo. The bow is colored with Scattered Straw. The eyes and whiskers are colored with Copic C7, and the pink nose is a Copic R81. The triangles were made by using a Fitted Square die and cutting it in half and I added a couple Stitched Rounded Rectangles to the front. I added a couple Leaves and Branches die cuts at the top. With some ribbon, twine and pearls, I called this all occasion (but I’ll probably use it for Easter) card complete.

I then brought in the paper and the triangles to create this Sidekick page journaling fun times at Sacramento Rivercats games with my guy. The page base is cut from 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock with a Sidekick Essentials 2 die. He has a cap on that is from the Hats dies. The letters are in the Planner Essentials 23 set, and I added the “cute” stamp from the Moods set (because I think my guy is awfully cute!) No page, in my opinion, is complete without reinforcements, cut here using 101mm Double Sided Adhesive and the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2.

On the back, the focus is on these pictures that include my parents and my guys daughter since we really enjoy going to the game with family and friends. I used the triangle (again cut from a Fitted Square) as a pocket and added journaling that I cut with a Fitted Rounded Square die. The …’s are also from the Moods stamps, and I added some Branches and Leaves diecuts to the triangle pocket.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned Cardstock, Copics, inks, half-pearls, twine, ribbon

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Sidekick Essentials

Gift Box with Handmade Roses

March 3, 2022

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan Gerber here to share a gift box i created and i have adorned the cover with Handmade Roses using Florals 8.

Cutting out 8 sets of florals 8 and plenty of leaves, i set about coloring these with Tea Roe Archival Ink and Magenta Hue Archival Ink. 

the inside of the box, i created a card, using the cutout from the top of the box which is Sidekick Essentials 5. I matted the cut out in gold mirror paper long with the sentiment from the paper collection i used.

The top of the box, i covered with Acetate and used the Floral Burst Background to do a die cut in Gold Mirri and I love how this turned out, it looks so elegant.  

I hope you enjoyed my project today and until next time

Happy Scrapping!






				
					
				
		
				
												
	
Cardmaking Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Fun with Daffodils

February 25, 2022

Karen here today. Today, I am sharing a couple Sidekick sized scrapbook pages as well as a card. I decided to use one of Joset’s newest designs, the Daffodil, as embellishments on both.

First up today is a card I made using the Daffodils die. I cut the petals and stems from patterned cardstock and green cardstock respectively. Then I layered them up on a Stitched Hexagon. I cut another smaller sized hexagon out of the middle of it. This piece was layered up on a Stitched Rectangle die, cut from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, over a piece of the yellow patterned paper. The cardbase is also cut from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I added a sentiment, some diamond dots and some twine!

Next I chronicled a fun date my guy and I had to see the Eagles concert. I love the fun and funky paper and felt like the Daffodils just added more fun. I used Sidekick Essentials 19 as the page base and added a couple of Stitched Circle die cuts and a fun little pocket cut from dies in the Sidekick Essentials 14 set. I love the flower reinforcement found in the 19 set as well as the little squares that are found in one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs. The letters were cut from dies in the Planner Essentials 23 set.

On the back of the page, I added another Daffodil, some pictures and another Stitched Circle (as well as just a bit of journaling!)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and green cardstock, Black ink, Happy Birthday Sentiment, diamond dots, twine

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