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Hello Fall

September 23, 2022

It is almost Fall over here in the Netherlands so time to play with this season. This time I made a page in my TN. I used the Holiday Special Kit and some dies from Joset.

First I made the page with the house dies and the Fabrick paper. I realy love the brick at the back. The roof is made with Kraft Cardstock paper from Tim Holtz. This is beautiful paper which you can scrub.

Then it is time to decorate the house with some fall stuff. At the left page I adhere a three with leaves and pumpkin’s. All these parts are coloured with Distress Oxide Ink.

At the right page I used stamp/dies from the girl and lantern from the Holiday Special Kit. You can colour this with anything you want, I thought the watercolour pallete from ECD is perfect for this.

At least I made a big pumpkin and some smaller with some leaves. And in the right corner I adhere a sentiment. I like to adhere everything in different depths. The leaves are between the pumpkins, behind the pumpkins and in front of the pumpkins.

I think this is everything about this page. I hope you liked this post and got some ideas.

Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

ECD Supplies:

  • Fabrick cardstock (Art Journal Special)

Other used supplies:

  • Kraft Cardstock Tim Holtz
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne and Pinecone
  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade
Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

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.
Cardmaking Paper flowers Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Thank you Friend

August 18, 2022

 Hello creative friends and welcome back to my blog today sharing a project for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today i wanted to work with Florals 7 to create Sunflowers.

I used the soft finish cardstock and die cut out florals 7 flowers and leaves.  I colored the flowers with Sunflower Archival Ink 

To finish off the flowers i added root beer seed beads in the center. I colored the leaves with Peeled paint, a bit of Vintage Photo and dabbed on some gold paint. 

 die cut the bucket and colored it the same way as I did the leaves. 

Here is my finished card, i hope you have some time to create some fun sunflowers on your next project. 

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.
Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Monster-fied Critters

August 12, 2022

Hi, Karen here today. For today’s post, I decided to “monster-fy” a couple of Joset’s other critters. I made the funniest dog and a very unusual elephant as the centerpieces for some fun cards.

First up, I used the Dog die set to create this funny little critter. The face is from the Monster 2 set. I put the head with the eyes, nose, ears and body from the Dog. I love how silly he looks. I used Kraft cardstock for most of the pieces (except the eyes and teeth which are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The dog is framed by a Stitched Circle Die. Using 101mm behind pieces like the eyes before diecutting makes them so easy to adhere.

The face, ears, legs and body are edged with a tiny bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink. The collar is colored with a Copic Marker as is the tag and eyes.

I used all of the pieces of the Elephant die except I turned the body sideways to make him unusually skinny. haha I also used the head and horns from the Monster 1 die set.

I cut most of the pieces with very light grey cardstock and edged them with a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The ears are cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and are colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink. The eyes and ears are cut using 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make them easy to put together! I used the Monster Hugs stamps on both cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft and Grey cardstocks, inks

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Pop it Ups Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Christmas in the forest

August 11, 2022

Hii everyone, it is my turn to share a card with you today. In the Netherlands it is pretty warm so I made a Christmas card. I’m using some older dies, some new planner dies and everything in between hihi.

So it is a pop-up card in Christmas theme. I started with a piece of brown paper 21 cm x 30,5 cm. I made a crease at the 15,25 cm. Exactly the middle. In the Middle I used the 2 cm pop-up dies.

I did the same thing but then with a smaller pop-up dies. I did this at both sides 3,5 cm from the outside. I also trimmed from light brown paper a piece who fits perfectly at the bottom.

Now it’s time to start build the card and making some fun elements. So I started with the mushroom. This is a dies from Joset’s Storybook Collection. I used almost all the dies only the grass and the flowers not this time. But I did used the lights from the newest planner release from Esther, Planner Essentials 53. I die-cut it twice, one in brown, one in Soft Finish Cardstock so I can build up the lights. I also used the Winter Greens from the Florals the give the Mushroom a Christmas look.

The back from the Mushroom is adhere at pop-up in the middle. The next step is adhere the trees at the back, not the pop-up. The trees are from the Mason Jar kit, beautiful trees. I adhere them in different hights, so it gives more dimension.

Then I adhere some lighter trees at the darker trees.

And at least some trees at the pop-up.

Later I will add someting between the trees but for now I will make the gnomes from Joset’s dies. These gnomes are great because you can make different gnomes. I made a small boy with a mushroom and tree. I added the tree later so you can’t see it on this picture. I also used the star from Planner Essentials 53.

And the girl gnome with some holly at here dress. This is a dies from the snowglobe from Joset’s dies.

Then I was thinking how can I fill the rest? Well I adhere some stones at path. These stones are from the sea collection.

And what I also did is making to fishtails at both sides with 2 different sentiments. Both sentiments are from the Joyful Wishes stamp.

So that was my blogpost for today. I know I used a lot of dies but go through your dies and see what you have. You can also used some other dies for the path.

So thankyou for visiting! See you soon.

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain (edges), Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Brushed Corduroy, Hickory Smoke, Dried Marigold, Anitque Linen, Tattered Rose, Black Soot
  • Verasfine Clair Ink Pinecone
  • Pion Design Paper
  • Micron pen
Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Sweet ‘n Scary

July 28, 2022

Hi all, hope you’re doing all fine and ready for a new blogpost. It is my turn again today so I made a planner page with the lovely monsters from Joset. It is a great collection for making cards, but also great for using in a planner.

So let’s start with the page. I used the base page without tab at it (1604). It is an older dies but I think some of you have it. Above this base page I adhere the splatter page. It is just a beautiful pages that give something special. The paper I used is from Reminiscene the book 4. For the next steps I lay everything at the page and when I’m happy with it I adhere all together.

The background was very clean for me so I cut out two tags which came out the Reminiscene book 4. I als trimmed of a piece paper which I teared at the sides. Now it looks like 2 pockets with tags. Just putting a reinforcement and some hemp cord at the tags and I can adhere it. I also adhere the reinforcements at the page before everything is covered.

All the edges are coloured with Distress Ink Black Soot.

Now we can make the picture frames. The Planner Filmstrip dies (1656) has 2 frames, one with tab and one without. I die-cut this from black and kraft paper so I can make combine this together.

Behind the frames I adhere some paper so I can add pictures later. In the Splatter page set there are flowers in it. I used this as decoration at the frames. In the flowers I add the fallen pieces from the reinforcements.

I adhere the frame a little diagonally. And then the monsters. This monster is a combination from monster 2 and 3. I used the belly, tooth and wings from monster 2, the eyes from monster 3 and the nose from the party time set. The tooths are great as hair. All these elements are coloured with Distress Ink.

Isn’t this a cute one? Now then you’ll find the next one even as cute. This is monster 2 with his hat, big feets and hands who hold the frames. He even has a little flower at the top of his hat.

Then the last frame. This frame is without the tab, but I put a little filmstrip piece between the frame.

For me it gives a little bit extra. At the bottom of the frame I adhere a piece from the Reminiscene book and an arrow. Also at this frame I adhere some flowers. Oh and I totally forgot to say, before I adhere the frames to the pages I stamped some sentiments from the Monster hugs at it.

So I think I told you everything about this page, hopefully you liked it and got some ideas to.

Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Used Elizabeth Craft Design products:

  • Reminiscene the Book 4
  • Planner Essentials 4

Other used products:

  • Paint On: Denim
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Smooth black cardstock
  • Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Uncharted Mariner
  • Glue
  • Hemp Cord Black

Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Let’s party

July 7, 2022

Hii all! It’s time for a new blogpost with the newest dies from Joset. What a fun collection for such a fun cards. Today I want to share this planner page. The monsters are having a party in the castle.

I started with making a background at the Mason Jar. I did this with Distress Oxide Ink Salvaged Patina and Uncharted Mariner. I put some ink at my glass mat used the spray bottle and dipped the paper in the ink. Between every layer you need to dry it with the heattool so you can make layers. If you don’t the ink will mix.

This technique is a funny way to make backgrounds. I did this also with the lit from the jar.

Then I made the Castle from the Once upon a time collection. I coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Hickory Smoke and stamped with CS185 some stones. Later I made lines at the windows so you can see them better.

Now it is time to adding the monsters. I used 1 monster, wings from another monster and the hands from monster 1. They are watching us, you can feel that isn’t it hihi.

I adhere the castle at the background and adhere the top of the jar at the castle. The castle is a little bit larger than the jar. So the pieces that are out of the bottle are trimmed.

I thought this page need more dimension so I adhere the bats and the boiler at the jar. These are from the Halloween Accessoires. At the boiler I stamped the sentiment ‘Let’s party’ from the new stamp set. Oh and at least the reinforcements.

I’ll hope you like this blogpost. Soon I will share more creations with the monsters. So I will see you soon! Bye bye!

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • Dies monster 1 1975
  • Dies monster 3 1977
  • Stamp monster hugs CS277

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Salvaged Patina, Walnut Stain, Uncharted Mariner
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Villanious Potion, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Uncharted Mariner
  • Glossy accents
  • White gel pen
  • Micron pn black
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

You set my heart on fire

June 23, 2022

Hii all! It’s me Lisanne with a new blogpost. So today I want to share this fire bus card. Sometimes you get an idea and it works out well, that’s what I had with this card.

So I started with the background. I die-cut the biggest Stitched Intended Square (1698) and coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. First I blend it and after that I dipped the card into the wet ink on my sheet. Now I can make different layers. The last layer is made with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I love all the different layers just with one colour.

Here you can see a close-up picture.

I did the same for the grass. I used the Slimeline Adventure Edges (1925) and coloured this with Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn. Love those splatters.

For the next step I started with the Retro Bus Kit. I want to make it as a firebus. The base is coloured with Distress Ink Barn Door. Also for the bus I used Black Soot, Prize Ribbon, Fossilized Amber and Hickory Smoke. I made the stripes with the pieces from the suitcase.

I adhere the stripes before I added all the other layers so you covered the edges.

The light at the top of the bus is from the Fire Accessoires. For this card I used more pieces, like the ladder, pawn and the helmet.

I also made the Elephant, he can bring more water to the fire.

Than it is time to adhere everything together. Then I saw a spot where someting is missing. I missed the splatters water, this looks realy fun I think. The Elephant needs his wiper to clean the window.

At least I stamped the sentiment ‘You set my heart on fire’ at the stitched banner. And coloured the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

And here is the last close-up picture. I’ll hope you like this card as much as I do. I had a lot of fun making this.

Thank you for reading!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Barn Door, Prize Ribbon, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sea you soon

June 6, 2022

Hi All! Lisanne Here. So the weather will be a little bit better every day so I thought it is time for an ocean themed card. Just a great season to make a lot of fun cards. Today I will use the sea collection from Joset which is great for these type of cards.

First I used a stencil from the Earth Patterns to make a background on the stitched hexagon. I did this with the Elements ink, Mermaid. After that I used the same colour to make the background light blue.

After that I made all the elements for this card. I made the Lighthouse(1754) and the stones from the sea weed(1752) dies. I colored this with different inks like Distress Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, Elements Ink. All these colors look perfect with each other.

As you can see I adhered the Lighthouse on the left. I put the stones in front with some coins in between. I thought it was a fun idea but also the yellow color lift up the card.

I used a sentiment from the Splish Splash sentiment ‘sea you soon’ and stamped this on the background with some black ink.

Lastly I adhered two seagulls with an orange beak. Love these small seagulls at the card, not in real haha.

And here is the whole card. I hope you enjoy creating this card as much as I did. Thank you so much for following along. Sea you soon!

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Elements Ink: Blue Lagoon, Mermaid, Graphite, Russet Orange
  • Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap and Hickory Smoke
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Barn Door and Brushed Corduroy
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
  • Wink of Stella Clear
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