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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.
Cardmaking Joset Designs Stamping

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<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Beautiful Blooms Stamping

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
Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Stamping Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Sunshine

February 18, 2022

Hi crafty friends…Michelle here with you today sharing a card using the beautiful sunflower from the Sunshine Stamp Set part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection. Let’s get to it, shall we?!

Step 1: Cut a piece of watercolour paper to 3.75″x5″. Add water to your cardstock using a clean paintbrush and then do a light water colour wash using 2 of the blue colours in the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being sure to allow layers to dry in between adding the next colour.

Step 2: While the watercolour piece is still a bit damp, place stencil from the Earth Patterns pack over and sprinkle on pigment powder. Remove the stencil and allow to dry. Because the background was still a bit damp and the powders did spread slightly, I did lose a bit of the pattern of the powder, but I was still happy with how it looked.

Step 3: Heat emboss the sunflower in black on the same watercolour paper, to keep the look uniform. Start to add colour to the flower, again using the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being to sure to allow your paint to dry inbetween layers of colour. Set aside and allow to dry.

Step 4 & 5: Once the flower is completely dry, cut it out using the coordinating die and cut out 3 more without the image. These will be used to stack for dimension. On the same watercolour paper heat emboss the sentiment using the black embossing powder and cut out 2 or 3 more blank sentiments to stack together as well. Add liquid adhesive and stack them together.

Step 6: Adhere the watercolour background using craft foam to the A2 top folding cardbase. Add the flower using a liquid adhesive and the sentiment as well, adding a few small foam squares to the both ends of the sentiment. Add a twine bow to the sunflower and a few iridescent bubbles as a finishing touch.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope that this card has helped to inspire you in some way. I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

Supply list:

Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Craft Drops Stamping

Kindness Always Matters

January 30, 2022

Hi friends…Michelle here with my official post as part of the Elizabeth Crafts Design Ambassadors Team and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I decided to use the beautiful floral from the Kindness Stamp which is part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection for today.

Step 1: Stamp the flower outline and sentiment using black ink. Colour in the floral using your choice of alcohol markers. Use a stamp positioner if necessary, to ensure a good and clean impression.

Step 2: Cut out the sentiment and the flower using the coordinating dies either before or after you colour in the image. Without stamping the image, diecut 2 more of the flower, as these will be used to stack the 3 together for dimension.

Step 3 – Colour in the flower image using your choice of alcohol markers and add small dots to the coloured image using a white gel pen.

Step 4 – Place your chosen stencil (I used the Grid Pattern from the Earth Patterns Stencil Pack) and start to lightly and randomly ink blend over the stencil on a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.75″x5″.

Step 5 – Cut a random strip of black and white patterned paper and adhere to the left side of your stencilled cardstock and trim off any excess. Adhere 3 the flower diecuts together using a liquid adhesive and add foam adhesive to the back of the sentiment. Adhere all to your A2 cardbase using white craft foam.

I hope this has helped to inspire you and I wish you all a wonderful and craft day,

Supplies Used:

Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Two Cards Same Stamps

January 27, 2022

Hi, It’s Marla here with my first blog post as an Elizabeth Craft Designs Ambassador. Today, I am sharing two cards showing how you can achieve different looks using the same stamps. I’ll start with the more detailed of the two cards.

  1. Cut a panel using watercolor cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2.” Wash the background with the watercolor of your choice. Once dry, add gold watercolor around the edges. Stamp the sentiment from the “Your Day” stamp set with clear embossing ink. Cover with white embossing powder and heat set. Add gold splatters using a watercolor brush.

2. Cut the next layer to 6″ x 4 3/16″ and run it through a crimper. Use gold watercolor to add paint across some of the raised lines to add interest.

3. Select a pattern from the “Worn Wood” paper pad and to 6 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Distress all four sides of the paper using your scissors. Paint the edges with gold watercolor.

4. Stamp the largest floral image from the “Blossoms” stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper using clear embossing ink. Add white embossing powder and heat set. Watercolor the flower using the colors of your choice. Use the coordinating dies to cut the image and splatter with gold watercolor. Cut the floral into three pieces adding 1/8″ foam tape to the back.

5. Adhere all three paper layers to a 5″x7″ card base.

6. Arrange the floral images around the sentiment and embellish with jewels.

My second card is very clean and simple.

1. Cut white cardstock to 8 5/8″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the two smaller floral clusters from the “Blossom” stamps around the edges, changing the direction of your stamp and stamping off the edge.

2. Use clear embossing ink to stamp the sentiment from “Your Day” onto the center of the card panel. Add the embossing powder over the top and heat set.

3. Cut a piece of cardstock that coordinates with your floral stamping to 8 3/4″ x 4 9/16″ and adhere the stamped cardstock to the center.

4. Adhere to a card base.

Here is another look at both cards together. One with a vintage feel and the second clean and simple. Do you have a favorite?

Thank you for joining me today. I am looking forward to spending this next year with you here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Until next time….. Marla

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

I am thinking of you

January 12, 2022

Hi everyone! It is Lisanne here.

I’m here with a new blogpost. Today I made a little card with the cute cat.

For the card I used the Fitted Hexagons dies. I used the 2 bigger ones for the base and the smallest one for the background. I put some Double Sided Adhesive at the Soft Finish Cardstock and made 5 small hexagons with it. Now I can add some Silk Microfine Glitter, Royal Teal. These hexagons are adhere at the bigger hexagon. As you can see I used one hexagon for half.

For now the background is oke so I can make the cat. I used Soft Finish Cardstock and different colors Distress Ink.

The cat is sitting at the hexagons, but I think it is a lot of white left so I used the fence from the Slimeline Adventure Edges. The fence is a little bit longer than the hexagons.

At least I made a fishtail with the sentiment ‘I am thinking of you’. This sentiment is made with the build you own sentiment stamp set. A great stamp set to create you own sentiment.

At least I add some Distress Ink at the edges of the fishtail and hexagons. Ohh and I almost forgot the Silk Microfine Glitter in the heart. This is the color sea glass.

This is my card with the cute cat from Joset. I hope you like this blogpost and get some ideas.

All the used supplies are here below.

Thankyou for reading and see you the next time.

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Iced Spruce, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Gelly Roll White
  • Micron Pen Black
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Happy New Year! Card

December 29, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy New Year! Card.

To create my Happy New Year! Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps 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. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of dotted black or plain black cardstock. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of dotted cream or plain cream cardstock. Distress the edges of both rectangles.

Step Two. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Joyful Wishes Stamp Set, you’ll need the Happy New Year sentiment. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the sentiment and stamp on the left hand side of the fishtail. Trim the fishtail down to 2 5/8″. Distress the edges of the fishtail.

Step Three. On a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, blend Wild Honey Distress Ink. Die cut the star seven times from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of the now coloured cardstock.

Step Four. From the Long & Tall Numbers Stamp Set, you’ll need the 2 and 0. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the 2 and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply the ink to the 2 stamp and stamp on the same piece of cardstock. Repeat the previous step with the 2. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the 0 stamp and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the numbers out. Ink the edges of the numbers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Six. Adhere the fishtail 3/8″ from the bottom and all the way to the right hand side of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Foam square the 2022 numbers above the fishtail as desired.

Step Eight. Adhere the seven stars as desired on the cardfront.

Step Nine. To finish the card, 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 Happy New Year! Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot and Wild Honey
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Black or Black Dotted Cardstock and Cream or Cream Dotted Cardstock
Planner Essentials Stamping Uncategorized Watercolor Palette

Book of me

December 27, 2021

Hii everyone! Hopefully you all doing fine.

I’m here again (Lisanne) with a new blogpost for you. It is just a small project but a realy fun project. I made a little book with the Folded Arrow Insert (1870).

First I started with making a lot of different arrows so I have a little book already. Now I can decorate these little pages. In this blogpost I will tell about my front page. The paper is from Reminiscene 2. For the edge I used Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.

As you can see I started with a base and a smaller arrow with the sentiment ‘love this’. Before I adhere this part down I made a tab with a stamp ‘Book of me’. It is stamp from CS231. I will use this book for myself with positive things.

The next step is making the eye cather of this page. I tore some pink paper and adhere a picture frame at it with an eyelet. Behind the torn paper I put some grid from Planner Essentials 40.

Above the picture frame I adhere the beautiful girl in her lovely dress with bow.

At least I adhere the Reinforcements and the bookrings.

It is a short post this time but hopefully you liked it. Thankyou so much for reading!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Bookbinding rings
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
  • Eyelet
  • Hemp Cord
  • Paint On Naturel
Cardmaking Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Full-on sparkly Christmas cards

December 1, 2021

Hello everyone! It´s Sanna here again with my December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six card with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another just a little bit.

For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.

On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.

For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.

While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.

For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.

Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.

To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!

As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
White card bases
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic blocks for stamping

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