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Label box

October 27, 2022

Hii all!

I’m here today with a new blogpost. I am very excited about this project because I can use a lot of different things. I used a Vignette Box from Tim Holtz filled with dies from Esther and Joset. It is such a fun project to fill.

As you can see I used a lot of different base dies. I used the cutting tags from the paperpad Christmas Lives here, Planner Essentials 42 (shapes, frames and words), the Library Pocket Filler Cards and the Nested Tags from Joset (1998). With these dies you can make a lot of different combinations. So let’s start with the first one.

I used the paper from Christmas Lives Here to start with. For this card I also used some corrugated cardboard and tear that. At the back I used a stencil with some icicle texture paste. Adhere the corrugated cardboard, a label and some holly with berries.

At the back I only made the lantern from the Lantern Page.

For the next card I stamped with the Peace and Joy stamp, Versamark and some red Embossing Powder. It is not that tight, but I like this for now. At the right I made a little tab.

At the back I used the stamp Crayons with Journaling Cards and another Holly with berries.

The next card is made with the Frames from Planner Essentials 42. Just die-cutting the full card with the beautiful bird and added a frame.

At the back of the frame I did some stamping, used an older label and added some tab behind the label. I also used the small trees from the Sidekick Essentials. And ofcourse some sparkling.

For the next card I started with some stencil and Ink for the background, added a part of the tree page and a small Nutcracker.

And at the back also some stamping with embossingpowder, some gifts and a stamped paperclip. I really love to make combinations with dies and stamps.

And last but not least I made these two tags with Santa and Mrs. Santa.

I think I told you everything for now haha. It is a long post this time, but I had some much fun making and sharing this. Below this post you can see all the used products.

Thankyou for visiting!

Kind regards

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • 1990 Santa Claus
  • 1991 Mrs. Claus
  • 1998 Nested Tags

Other used products:

  • Versamark Ink
  • WOW! Embossing powder Primary Burgundy Red
  • Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Black Soot and Tea Dye.
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne and Pinecone
  • Micron black
  • Glue
  • Heattool
  • Tim Holtz Vignette Box
  • Distress Texture paste Icicle
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Finishing my Planner with Holiday Pages

October 13, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green here to share some fun and festive holiday pages. I’ve finally caught up in my scrapbook planner for 2021 and have created a video to show all the new dies and stamps I’ve used to make these last few pages. The Photo Pocket Pages are great for quickly popping photos inside and now even easier since we have Pocket Page Filler dies, as I talk about in the video. All supplies I’ve used are linked below the video as well.
The new Half Page dies are perfect for a layered look where you can see other pages peeking out behind them. Here I’ve used both the Half Page 2 and the Half Tab Page, along with accents from Sidekick Essentials 23 and new stamps (CS276 Circles with Sentiments and CS275 Peace & Joy).
The Lantern Page die is great for either a full page cut-out or simply for the lantern itself. I show in the video how easy it is to assemble. I’ve used some new page reinforcements also, which will be available soon.
The final page in my 2021 scrapbook planner is this pretty one featuring the new Holly Page die. In the video I share how I layered this die to help the holly stand out better on the black background. To finish off the page, I fussy cut some images from the Graphic 45 papers, Warm Wishes. Now my planner is officially complete! Thanks for popping in today. I hope you take a moment to watch the video.
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December Days Sidekick Class

September 13, 2022
Hello again, Annette Green here to provide all the details for our upcoming online class called December Days Sidekick Class with Annette Green. The class will be held in a private Facebook Group, Saturday October 15th, 2022 to all who purchase our special kit. We’ll have three 1-hour sessions to complete a full December daily style planner. I’ve created a special video showing all the kit contents and other supplies you’ll need, plus more details on where to get a kit, how to join the group, what you need to do to be ready for class, and what times the sessions will begin. I hope you take a moment to watch the brief video, as it covers everything you need to know. If you still have questions, feel free to ask them here on the blog or in the video comments section. Hope to see you October 15th!

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Winter wishes

September 10, 2022

Hii all, hope you’re all doing fine. So here in the Netherlands it is still warm for a few days. To cool down I made this winter card with Jack Frost. Still like him!

I started with a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock from 15 x 19 cm. I made a scoreline at 15 cm. That means you have a piece of 15 x 15 cm and 4 x 15 cm. At the piece 4 x 15 cm I made a border with the winter edges. It is a no ending die so it is perfect for this card.

After that I trimmed a piece of 15 x 15 cm from acetate and adhere this at the back of edges.

At the bottom I made some snow layers. I tear this pieces with my hand and put some Distress Ink at the edges. You can see the layers better now. I adhere the layers with double sided adhesive at the sides and bottom. The middle is open so I can put things between the layers.

Time to decorate the card with Jack Frost and some trees. The trees are from the Sidekick Essentials. Everything is coloured with Distress Ink, but you can use any medium you want.

At the top you can read a sentiment from stamp set CS148. I also made some sparkling snow with Stickles at the acetate.

I’ll hope you liked this post and got a new idea. You can make this card in different styles, a flower card will also be beautiful. So thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink


ECD supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Acetate (15 x 15 cm)
  • Stickles daimond
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint.
Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Creating Layered Stencil Backgrounds and “Make Aheads”

August 15, 2022
Hello! Annette Green here today with some new pages in my Nature Journal. The focus today is learning how easy it is to make your own background papers with the new Planner Stencils. I have a video tutorial at the end of this post taking you through all the steps. Then I share what I call “Make Aheads” which are small collaged embellishments which you can make in advance for any of your planner pages.
As shown in the video, my backgrounds are made with Distress Oxide inks onto different surfaces such as Soft Finish White cardstock, dictionary page, or book pages from old books.
For added embellishment, I used the scraps from dictionary pages to die cut leaves and mushrooms plus some fussy-cuts from papers in The Book 3. I made small journaling spots with the new Framed stamp set and coordinating die (Photo Film Slides).
With a few dies, some fussy cuts, stencils, you can create really pretty and simple pages for your photos. Here’s an example of one of the “make aheads” and in the video below, I share several more ideas for embellishments.
Most of the items I’ve used here have been made ahead of time which I keep in a tray on my craft table. The photo slides are some of my new favorites!
I recommend stamping the slides before die-cutting for the best outcome. I experimented both ways and this worked best for me.
In the video I also share how to use pages you don’t necessarily like very much by die-cutting smaller images from them and enhancing them with color, and also layering the page onto another page once the shapes have been cut out, like this one with the maple leaves cut away. I hope you take a moment to watch this fun and informative video, and if you have any questions, please put them in the comments.
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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

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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.
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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:

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