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January 20, 2023

Hi all! I’m here with a page in my little book which I made last year. It is a project with small pages because I used the Arrow Insert Dies. Great for a little book!

If you use the Arrow Insert dies you get a page. But if you trim this in half you can make a lot of different combinations. First I stamped at the open arrow with CS215, just lightly.

At the back of the open arrow I made a little scene with the Slimline Adventure Edges and the Ducks. I adhere this at with some double sided adhesive.

At the tab on top I did some stamping ‘enjoy today’. Now it is time to make it into a shake card.

At the back I put some double sided adhesive at all the sides and adhere acetate. After that I need to put some double sided adhesive again at the acetate. Now you need the do this against each other so the shaker material can’t fall out.

I also adher a daffodil on top of the page and of course a reinforcer from the third set.

It is a short post but I hope you liked it.

Thankyou for visiting!

See you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Shake material white and pink
  • Paint On Naturel paper
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Create Handmade Journals using File Folder Dies – 3 Ways

December 12, 2022
Hello, Annette Green back again with some fun handmade journals made from the General File Folder 1 and 2 die sets today. I’ve created a video below as I share how to make these 3 different ways, from easy to intermediate to more advanced in assembly.
The easiest style is the three-hole pamphlet stitch assembly. These little journals came together in a jiffy and would make great little gifts for the holidays or any occasion. In the video, I share some tips on prepping your pages and assembly in two different versions of this simple journal.
One is quite basic and the other is lined on the inside covers, stamped on the pages, and has a ribbon closure. For both I used the General File Folder 1 die set, and papers from 49 and Market and The Book 5 (coming soon!)
The intermediate journals are custom sized traveler’s notebooks which I show you how to make yourself in the video. For both journals I used Kraft Tex, but you can use leather, faux leather, or any flexible yet sturdy material as your base. The word plates on the covers of these are from Sidekick Essentials 1 (“Noted) and #14 Bookmark 1 (“moments”), and the label frames are from General File Folders 1.
The insides of each are similar in construction, but the black one simply contains pages and no file folder dividers. The tan one has three signatures with the file folder dies (both 1 and 2) along with plain pages inside for writing and notes. In the video you can see more details.
The more advanced book is a hard cover, stitched binding journal made with medium weight chipboard, papers from The Book 5 and 49 and Market and dies from both file folder sets as well.
There are six signatures in this book, each sewn into the inner spine binding. In the video, I take you through all the steps to this process.
This stitched binding is not difficult once you get the hang of it, and it’s certainly the most sturdy and book-like journal of all three styles.
I plan to use this hard cover book as my 2023 grateful journal, so watch for more on that in future posts. Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you take time to watch the video and try making your own journals. Enjoy!

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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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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. 

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Happy Days

July 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Today, I am sharing a a card using Florals 11 as my flowers for this gorgeous card. 

Coloring the florals from the center out this time using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and setting stamens from Dress my Craft in the center. 

I wanted to add some stamped leaves in there and used the Kindness Stamp and Die and stamped out some leaves and the dandelion looking image using peeled paint, die cut them and just left them white, what a great detail and layer they add to this card, don’t you think?

The stitched circle, i backed with acetate and cut the intricate die from The Book out twice, cutting off the outside edges and lining the two die cuts up to fill the circle which worked perfectly. 

I decided i wanted even more detail and used the vine from the Strawberry set, colored with with Peeled paint Distress ink and i gave the tip a bit of shaping. 
Once i was all done, i decided to tone the color down a bit by using a bit of snow paste and white acrylic splatters. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some florals. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

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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.
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Whimsically Kind

June 24, 2022

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a card using the Fun Flourishes Stamp Set from the Art Journal Collection. I absolutely love how cute and whimsical these flowers are and the accompanying images in this stamp set are so fun!

Step 1: I added several different pigment powders to a piece of watercolour paper and spritzed with water. I allowed that to dry mostly on its own and then hit it with a heat tool in the end in the finished product.

Step 2 & 3: Once it was all dry, I stamped out the flower image several times and then fussy cut them all out. These flowers aren’t too involved, so for someone like myself that is not a fan of handcutting, these were relatively easy.

Once dry, the colour of the pigments did fade a bit, so I went back in and added a bit more colour to add that vibrancy back to them.

Step 4: For the background I stamped one of the wreath images in black ink towards the right side of the cardstock, as that is where I wanted to concentrate having my images. I feel like off center is a bit more pleasing to the eye than right in the center. Then I added a few lines of the bubbles coming from the top and bottom of the wreath. I did mask off parts of it using post it notes, as I wanted it to appear as if it was coming out the circle, but not overlapping it. Be sure to remove the post its before you stamp your image or you will have the ink from the mask on your cardstock.

Step 5: Cut cardstock to 3.75″x5″. Next add some flecks of colour using the same colours as I did for the flowers to keep the look cohesive. The one on the right is the image pictured just above and the stamped images are much more crisp. The one on the left was one I did when I was just kind of doing trial and error to see if I liked it all together. And tbh, although I do like the crispness of the second one better, I went a wee bit overboard with the flecks of colour…oops.

Step 6: To finish the card I added a strip of patterned paper to the side and heat embossed in white on black cardstock the word Kindness from the Kindness Stamp Set and used the co-ordinating die set to cut it out. Arrange the 3 flowers around one side of the wreath and add the sentiment. Pop it all up on a white A2 cardbase using some clear double sided adhesive to a piece of craft foam and add a few black iridescent pearls.

Step 7: I did also add a very thin black border around it, to add that last little bit of definition. I decided it in the end that I wanted/it needed it (and when it was all done and put together), so I went around the edge of it with a black sharpie. I had all of my fingers and toes crossed that I didn’t make a mistake and get any on the finished and trimmed cardstock.

I really love how fun this turned out! All of the mages from this stamp go so well together and there are so many possibilities! And how fun are these cute little polka dotted flowers! Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day,

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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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Thinking of you card!

April 28, 2022

Hi everyone, thank you for joining me today for my inspirational post. I was feeling the need to create with some bright fun colors, so I hope you enjoy this fruitastic card!! so lets get started!

Step 1: Start with a 4×4 square piece of cardstock, next I took my Make your Mark Stencil and applied yellow ink directly to the back of the stencil I choose the honey come side, next, I lightly spritzed it with some water and pressed onto the cardstock.

Step 2: I took some of the Reminiscence washi tape #1 and ripped up a few pieces and added them to the card, as per picture above and set card panel aside.

Step 3: Cut and ink your squirrel, instead of the nut being brown I used red cardstock to make it into a strawberry (a great idea from another ECD Ambassador) I added pink to his cheeks and two white dots from a gel pen.

Step 4: Cut your strawberries from red card stock and the leaves from green cardstock and ink the edges. I used my paper shaping kit to add a little dimension to my strawberries and leaves.

Step 5: Next I assembled my Squirrel, Strawberries and leaves to my card panel as per picture above.

Step 6: I took some white acrylic paint and speckled the front of my card, set aside and let dry.

Step 7: I took a piece of card stock 5 x 10 and score @ 5″ to make my card front.

Step 8: I repeated the same process as the front of the card to the inside, by adding some yellow ink to the back of the stencil spritzing it and laying it down onto the cardstock.

Step 9: I added a stamp sentiment and layered it onto the black cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card. Last I added a strawberry, vine and flower.

Step 10: I cut a piece of black card stock 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and matted my front panel to it, then I added it to my card base.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

>Katie<

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Kindness Floral on Vellum

April 28, 2022

Hello friends! Michelle here today with a simple floral vellum card using the beautiful Kindness Stamp Set and coordinating die, also digging into my neglected paper stash.

Step 1: Stamp and heat emboss in black the large flower on vellum. Ensure that your heat embossing tool is heated really well before going to the vellum and keep the heat constantly moving to try and minimize any warping of the vellum.

Step 2: Colour the image using alcohol markers on the back side of the vellum to avoid any possible damage to the nibs of the markers from the heat embossing. This will mute the colours a bit, so use brighter than normal if you want.

Step 3: Heat emboss on white cardstock the sentiment using the same black embossing powder, to keep the look cohesive and cut out using the coordinating die.

Step 4: I picked out a black and white patterned paper from my stash, to mount the floral panel on…..I have so much of it, I really need to get using it. Vellum can be a bit tricky to adhere as it is somewhat transparent, so for my panel I I used a clear 3D “foam” tape and added some pieces under the flower and some under the diecut word as well, to try to disguise it. This meant that the right side didn’t have much support, but it seemed to be alright.

Step 5: To finish it I added a few sequins with a liquid adhesive and also hid a bit of the clear adhesive under them as well. I then added it all to my A2 side folding cardbase using white craft foam using a double sided tape.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project for today. A bit more on the simple side, but it just helps to feature this gorgeous floral even more. Thank you so very much for stopping by and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

Elizabeth Crafts Supplies:

Other supplies used:

  • black embossing ink pad, powder and heat tool
  • white cardstock and vellum
  • A2 (4.25″x5.5″) side folding white cardbase
  • alcohol markers in varying colours
  • die cutting machine
  • white craft foam
  • sequins
  • liquid adhesive and clear 3D foam tape
  • patterned paper
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