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Santa Loves Sadie

October 28, 2022

Karen here. Many of you have seen some of my scrapbook pages for my boyfriend’s dog, Sadie. Using the Planner Essentials for scrapbooking is so much fun! Today’s page also features part of Joset’s new Warm & Cozy Release (that is available now in your local and many online stores).

To start this page, I put together the FuN and NeW Santa Claus. I cut the pieces using a combination of patterned cardstock, 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, and black cardstock. For the eyes/eyebrows/etc piece, I first applied 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make these pieces easier to apply. I added color to the beard (distress ink in Hickory Smoke), face (Copic E00, R20), glasses (Copic C5), eyes (Copic C7), nose (Copic E11), and list (Antique Linen). I love putting together these dies. It reminds me of the fun of playing with paper dolls as a child 🙂

The page base is from Planner Essentials 13. The cardstock is from the Christmas Lives Here set. On the front I added a tag under Santa that is also from the Christmas Lives Here set. I wanted to make it a different shape, so I cut the top with a large Fitted Circle Die and cut the bottom with a corner rounder punch. I edged this piece with distress ink in Walnut Stain. I added the “Santa” letters die cut from Planner Essentials 23. I ended up printing LoVeS and Sadie on my printer and re-cut the list.

On the inside, I added another tag from Christmas Lives here, a reindeer from the NeW Holiday Stocking and the holly from the NeW Cozy Fireplace.

And finally, on the back, I added a tree that I cut from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. (Unfortunately, the tree is from an older set and is no longer available – it was there when I started the page!) And of course, no page is complete without some fun reinforcements!!

Thank you for stopping by. The products currently available from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black cardstock, inks, Copics

Planner Essentials Planner Pocket Pages Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Stamping Videos

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.
Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Stamping

For The Record – Family Mini Album

October 11, 2022

Hello Creative Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today. It is Karan Gerber here to share a mini album project with you designed using the newest release For The Record.

i instantly wanted to create a mini album with it. I used the all of the new release dies, except one and the stamps too. For the cover, I cut one of large file pages in half to create a tab page.  All i did to do that, was to cut of a 3/4: piece off the left side, and line up the holes and punched it with a crop o dile. The cover was done that way and I used the Alphabet Tabs to create a title adding vellum to the back. 

Above is the inside front cover and view of the first page. I used the Curved Library Pocket using the cut out in the front and covering that with vellum. 

I also stamped some mini tabs from the Filler cards and tucked those in the pocket, I used the filler cards throughout the mini. 
I added in some vellum pages using some rub ons from 49 and Market, they look fab on the vellum and what a great way to add some elegance to a little mini.

I used some of the filler cards here and stamped a couple of them too

On this page i used the filler cards again and the alphabet tab, and i used the negative, dont throw those out, you can use those letters

I hope you enjoy my project share today, and give the new “For The Record” a try and create some mini albums of your own. These would make a perfect stocking stuffer too. 

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Chickens, Chickens, Everywhere

September 27, 2022

Karen here today sharing a couple “scrapbook” Planner Essentials pages where I added elements from the Joset Designs and Art Journal lines. So fun to mix up these products; they go together so well. My guy and I went to Kauai earlier this summer. Because of Hurricane Iniki many years ago, there were some chicken rance fences that blew down, and now there are wild, free chickens pretty much everywhere on the island. I created a Sidekick Essentials page for my “him n me” album and a Planner Essentials page for my “places I’ve been” album.

First up is the Planner Essentials 6 page. This is a great base for pages; I love the chevron pattern up the side. The letters are from Planner Essentials 23. I added the Rooster from the Hen & Rooster set as an embellishment to this page.

On top of adding a hen to this page, I also added a palm tree from the Summer Journal Special. How fun of a combination (i.e. the chicken and the tree!!). I also added some reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 and/or 2.

For my Sidekick page, I used the Sidekick Essentials 6 set for the page base and adhered the Sidekick Essentials 18 to it by cutting it with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The sentiment at the top is from the Vacay Phrases set.

The Sidekick Essentials 18 set is awesome for having an extra pocket for storing several pictures. FOr these, I just put them on a lighter version of my rainbow patterned paper and then rounded two of the corners.

On the back, I added a couple large leaves and flip flops from the Summer Journals Special.

Thank you for checking out my pages today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Copic Markers (for coloring the rooster parts), Kraft Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Black Ink

Cardmaking Paper flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Wonderful Time of Year

September 15, 2022

Hello creative friends welcome back to the Elizabeth Crafts Blog, it is Karan Gerber here to share a holiday card with you. Although it seems a bit early to be sharing Holiday cards, my desk is full of Christmas Projects at the moment so i wanted to get a jump start on a few more.

Using Planner Essentials 47 to cut out the tree, i cut it out 6 times, just trimming off the tree and i layered them all in the circles. I then cut the deer on a coordinating paper from the collection i was using. 

I used the stitched circles to create a winter scene, starting with the smaller circle on the inside layer, then the larger circle on the outside layer. Using foam adhesive  to pop the layers to allow me to create this lovely winter scene


The florals 12, i used and cut out on Foamiran which is a light felt paper, i shaped and added stamens, paint , then a bit of snow paste and finally glitter to the centers. They turned out so beautiful, that i know i will be doing this technique again and again.

I love how this winter scene turned out, and what a great way to get a jumpstart on my Holiday Cards. I hope you dig into your planner essentials and see which ones will work for your holiday cards

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Pop it Ups Scrapbooking Stamping Videos

Pop-Up Monster Mini Album

July 11, 2022
Hello, Annette Green here with a fun tutorial on how to make your own Halloween album with pop-ups, a Planner Essentials page die (#35) and of course the new release of Monster dies and stamps from Joset. I’ve got a video below taking you through all the assembly steps so I hope you have a moment to check it out.
Using the General Pop-Ups set (all links below) makes this a super easy and very impressive way to create interaction in this mini album. I’ve used Graphic 45 “Charmed” Patterns & Solids papers, but you can use whatever you have to recreate this.
Throughout the album, I’ve used lots of pieces from the new Party Time dies to create easy and fun embellishment on the pages.
The Monster Hugs stamp set is perfect with these cute monsters. I used one of the double pop-up dies here; one for the monster and one for the stamped expression.
Some of the photo mats, like the one shown here, are from the Stitched Indented Squares set. While some of the pop-up flaps open bottom to top, others open right to left like a card. You’ll have to watch the video to see who is behind this one!
I had the best time making these cute monsters. It’s really hard to stop! I hope you take a moment now to watch the video tutorial to see for yourself how easy this is to make. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for popping in today.
Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Videos

Tips on Catching up in your Scrapbook/Planner

June 13, 2022
Hello! Annette Green here today with some helpful tips on getting caught up in your scrapbook/planner. I am working in my 2021 planner and am making progress getting caught up, so if you are in the same situation, you may find this post and my video helpful.
There are a number of ways to speed up the process of getting caught up. One of the best ways is to utilize the new Pocket Pages. I alternated paper pages and pocket pages in my planner, but you can do ALL pocket pages to really make it easy and fast.
Another way to speed things up is to use stickers and cut-aparts from your paper collection. I used ready-to-go 3 x 4 cards and stickers from some Fall papers in my stash. This really helped the assembly go quickly.
Another way to make this process easy and quick is to utilize Planner Essentials dies, of course. The page dies are a great way to begin, then the little embellishment pieces like tabs, tags, labels and shapes are quick and easy decorative elements.
In the video I explain how I do the layering method where I begin with all of my base pages first, then add mats or frames for all my photos, then I size and print my photos, then add the final embellishments. By following this method I was able to complete the five layouts shown here in just an afternoon! I hope you take a moment to watch this “Craft With Me” style video and that you find it helpful. Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a wonderful day!
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.
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

New Bucket (of Strawberries) Summer Planner Spread

April 11, 2022
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with some more Summer planner pages featuring the new Flower Pot/Bucket die set from Joset. I combined Planner Essentials dies with the flower pot and Strawberries die to showcase some cute photos of my dog Suki eating strawberries, as well as a visit from my parents last year. I’ve created a “Craft With Me” style video if you’d like to follow along as I design and assemble these pages.
As I describe in the video, to make more room for journaling and large sized photos, I added a half-page in the middle of my two full-size pages using the Planner Essentials 14 Bookmark 1 set. This is an interesting way to layer and still see some of the elements from the other pages peeking through.
The star of the show, besides Suki, is the rusty bucket full of strawberries. With a few alcohol inks and some silver metallic cardstock, you can get the same look quickly and easily. It makes a fun embellishment to the page to help tie everything together. I hope you take a moment to watch the video, as I share some techniques I used and helpful design tips along the way. All products I’ve used today are linked below, in addition to some of the other new dies I showed in the video which I used on other projects. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week!
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

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