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The Good Life – Seed Packet Mini Album

March 22, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome! It is Karan here to share a project I designed using the new Sidekick Release. For those who know how much I love albums, I also love to create mini albums too. 

This one is designed using the Seed Packet Die from Sidekick Essentials 16. 

To begin with I cut the seed pack out five times using paper from 49 and Market. I cut vellum to go on the inside of the packet for the window. I cut out extras thinking I might make the album larger but ended up going with 5 packets instead of 8.

Then I assembled them.

I then cut the side panel from the same sidekick set and created the pages and continued to decorate them. I love tags and cut out a tag for each page just as an added layer and photo mat for some of my photos. This tag was cut from Planner Essentials 2, which I also cut to go inside each opening of the Seed Packet page. I am going to share images from this little mini and then add the dies I used below. Hope you enjoy this mini project.

And then details for the cover:

I cut doubles for the large floral and the medium size floral for the cover, two sets of leaves and then I used the skeleton leaf from the Sidekick Essential 16 set. Ii love how the florals shape so beautifully.

I hope that I inspired you to create a mini album using this Seed Pocket Set. It makes a perfect little mini album. 

Until Next time

Happy Scrapping!


Sidekick Essentials 11; Sidekick Essentials 16; 

 Other Products:

 Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Crushed Olive Distress Ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Love Grow Card

March 14, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Love Grow Card

To create my Let Love Grow Card, I’ve used a variety of the dies and stamps from the new Sidekick Essentials Collection as well as dies from the Planner 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 pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials – Planner Patterns die, die cut the numbers out of the patterned paper.

Step Four. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set die, die cut the tab out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials – 8 die, die cut the ragged edge out of the patterned paper. Rip a bit off the top and bottom so that the piece measures 5 1/4″ long. Ink the edges of the edge piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials – 3 die, die cut the banner out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, die cut the & symbol out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the symbol using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Next, you’ll need the bee and Let Love Grow hexagon stamps from the Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden Stamp Set. Apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the bee hexagon and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the Let Love Grow hexagon and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut each hexagon out. Ink the edges of both hexagons using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the ragged edge 1/4″ from the right of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the tab 1″ from the top and 1 3/4″ from the bottom of to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Twelve. Adhere the numbers pattern 3/8″ from the right and 1/4″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the banner 1/8″ from the left and 7/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the & symbol 3/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Foam square the bee hexagon 7/8″ from the right and 7/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Let Love Grow hexagon 1/8″ from the right and 1/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Fourteen. 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 Let Love Grow Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set
  • Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber & Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
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

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

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 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
Art Journal Collection Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs

Scrapbooking

January 11, 2021

Welcome to today’s group post where we will show you some fantastic scrapbook pages. It’s our first group post for this year and we thought a scrapbook challenge was a fun idea. A new year, new ideas and a new page in our scrapbook. Check out all these amazing projects and make sure to visit the designers blogs for more info and pictures by clicking on their names.

A beautiful page created by Laura using a combination of dies from the paper flower collection. More dies and stencils were used to create this page as well as paper from the Mystical Winter Collection.
So excited to have Karan join our first challenge. She created this beautiful page using dies from the paper flower collection as well as Planner Essentials 22 and 30. She also used the Ornate Gateway card and Stitched Fishtails dies.
A fun and colorful card created by Sanna. She used a combination of stamps designed by Sue Smith as well as stamps from the Planner Essentials collection. Love the bold colors. Sanna added some die cuts in the background.
Love this lay-out created by Karen. She used some beautiful papers from the Worn Wood and Mystical Winter paper collection. To create the flowers she used the Florals 4. She also used the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails and the Planner Essentials 23 to create the words.
This page by Lisanne makes us smile. She used the adorable Jack Frost die who is dancing on the Elegant Ornament. Love the sparkle shaker behind Jack and the added leaves and stencils in de background. For the paper she used the Mystical Winter paper pack.
Tanja created this beautiful page of her cat Mogli using paper from the Rusty Weather paper pack. She decorated her page with the paper clip and leaves die from the Snowy Windows set. She also added some flower in the background using the Spring Fling stamp set.
Love this lay-out created by Katelyn. She used a combination of paper from the Rusty Weathered paper and Worn Wood paper pack. To decorate she used the beautiful Ginko and Berry Branch dies and for de word she used the AWWW Special Moments.
A beautiful elegant page created by EK using the Mandala die and stamp and the Elegant Ornament die. Love the rusly paper for the background and the Copper Silk Microfine Glitter used for some added detail.
Annette created these beautiful scrapbook pages for in her Nature Notebook. She used a combination of dies from the Sidekick and Planner Essentials line. The papers that she picked are so beautiful and match her pictures so well. Can’t wait to see the next pages for this book.
Joseph created a front page for his new Planner and wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Love all the die cuts he used to decorate. The gold, black and white match perfect together. This is going to be a beautiful planner.
Last but not least are these two beautiful scrapbook pages created by Marjolijn to fit in her planner. Love the lay-out and de combination of papers she used. The added hearts are so bright and pop. These pages are sure made with love.
Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

2021 Planner Dashboard and January Divider Page

January 5, 2021

Hello again, it’s Annette Green here with a brand new Planner for 2021. I’ve created a simple dashboard page and my first monthly divider page to share with you today.

This is my actual planner/datebook for the year which I will use for appointments, to-do lists, and notes. Each month will have a divider and one photo mat reserved for my top photo of the month. All other memory keeping will be done in a separate planner.
To create my dashboard page, I die-cut pretty paper (Graphic 45’s Woodland Friends collection) using the Wave Pocket die which I will create a double pocket page with. I will adhere it to a plain page (blue) which I die-cut using Planner Essentials 4. As an accent piece, I die-cut the small piece using the Note Pieces set.
After folding the wave pocket piece, I adhered it to the blue page using adhesive on the left, right and bottom only to create a double pocket. These pockets will be used for things such as a list of goals for the year, memorabilia, or receipts for a few examples. I die-cut 2021 (pink) from the Retro Number Trio set as well as two hole reinforcers from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. The final touches are stickers from the paper collection.
Onto the back of my dashboard page I built a photo page by die-cutting two tag shapes, one inside the other, from floral pink paper using the Wave Pocket die set again. I’ll save the smaller tag for later. I also die-cut the outline pieces from green paper for decorating the tag top. Finally, I cut an ivory cardstock piece for my photo window.
After adhering the ivory card stock to the back of the larger tag, I adhered this unit to the page and added border strips and a pretty sticker across the top. To finish it off, I die-cut some hole reinforcers in two colors, blue and green, as well as the “Heart This” unit from the Wave Pocket die set.
The back side of my dashboard page is now complete and ready for my favorite photo of the month of January.
Next, I die-cut the tabbed page from Planner Essentials 1 (pink floral paper) and stamped the month using the CS116 “Months” stamp set. Then I die-cut January from the Planner Months die set and adhered it to patterned paper, then trimmed out a small calendar and also mounted it to blue patterned paper, and adhered all these elements to the page.
After adding a few more hole reinforcements to the page, it’s done! Next I’ll insert my actual planner pages I’ve created myself on my computer, which are also available for download (ruled or unruled) in my Etsy shop along with the mini calendars. They’ve been designed specifically for the ECD planner just for you ECD fans! I’m creating a video tutorial of this 2021 planner which will be finished this week, so stay tuned for that on my blog and YouTube channel. Thanks so much for visiting today! Below is a list of products with links.
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