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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 Uncategorized

Splash Attack

July 29, 2022

Karen here. I am having such a fun time with the Monster Party dies and decided to recreate the Whale as a monster as an embellishment to my splash attack day scrapbook/planner page. My boyfriend’s dog loves to bite at the splashes and has a really sweet underbite, so I thought this whale monster fit perfectly.

First thing I did was create the waves and this sweet monster. For all of it, I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The monster is a combination of the Whale (body and fins) and the Monster 1 (face). I used Black Soot distress ink to color him up and cut the teeth in “half” and turned them upside down to create the underbite. The cut the eyes and teeth with the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make them easy to adhere. The waves are cut from the Ocean Edges dies after coloring up the paper by smooshing it into distress oxide inks in Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon. The waves crashed over the whole on the planner page, so I just repunched it after attaching them in layers.

I added my splash monster and wave embellishments to a Planner Essentials 2 page cut from dark blue cardstock. The letters on this page are from Planner Essentials 37. I used scrap pieces I had from the Mystical Winter paper to add a bit of pattern to the page. The page tab is from the Planner Essential 4 set and are stamped with a stamp from the Moods set.

More fun on the back of the page. For the journaling here, I printed the journal and cut with a die from the Planner Label set. And, of course, I had to add some fun reinforcements to finish up my pages.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Blue cardstock, inks

Art Journal Collection Beautiful Blooms Uncategorized

Always Blossom

July 22, 2022

Hi crafty friends…Michelle here sharing a fun mixed media card! For this I used the a super fun and whimsical Flower Blossom Die from the Art Journal Collection. This die really is quite versatile. Not only is it a fun flower blossom, but I can definitely picture it as a glittery snowflake too! Let’s save that second one for another day.

Step #1 – To begin I added some opaque texture paste to a piece of mixed media cardstock using the Waves Stencil. I didn’t apply an even layer, as I did not want a full coverage over my cardfront. I immediately took both the palette knife and stencil and cleaned them off while the paste was still wet.

Step #2 – Next I sprinkled on some Uncharted Mariner Distress Glaze while the paste was still wet and then used my heat embossing tool to dry both the paste and glaze. I set that aside for a few minutes more to ensure it was fully dry.

Step #3 – I then added 3 different colours of pigment powders….a yellow and 2 blues. I think I added a bit more than I needed, but oh well lol. Next to activate it I added some water, first with a paintbrush and then finished it with a few light spritzes using a spray bottle.

I used a papertowel to dab any areas I felt had a bit too much water or powder. I love how vibrant the colours are. They do soften a bit as they dry, but they are truly gorgeous and they have a beautiful metallic sheen to them.

Step #4 – Next I cut 2 of the Flower Blossoms, first from white and then a mustard yellow colour. These layer up beautifully and you don’t lose any of the gorgeous detail when you do. I used a liquid adhesive to adhere them together but only added the glue in the center of the them, so as to try and have a bit of dimension.

Step #5 – For the sentiment I used the word Blossom from the stamp set of the same name….Blossom. I thought this was perfect for it. I diecut it 3 times to help to make it pop with the coordinating die. I trimmed my stencilled cardstock down to 3.75″x5″. The paper did get a bit warped as I used heat on it and also as it is not a true watercolour paper and the water added helped to contribute to it as well. To help to flatten it out, I ran it through my laminator a few times, as the heat and pressure from it will help to flatten it.

Step #6 – To finish it off, I added some flecks of white and black gouache concentrating on the stencilled part with the pigment powder as best I could. I then ran around the edges with black marker, to add a bit of definition and added it all to an A2 card base. I added the layered blossoms to the right hand side and trimmed off any excess overhang on the side of the card and then added my sentiment to the middle of the blossom.

I really love how fun this is and the flower blossom is really fun too! Like I said above I can totally see this as a gorgeous snowflake too! I love versatile products like that and how your creativity is only limited by your imagination!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and that it helps to inspire you! I wish you all the most wonderful day and until next time,

Supplies Used:


Happy Birthday Little Monster

July 19, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I adore the new Monster Release from Joset Designs. It has 3 adorable Monsters and is a must have in your stash. I used the Monster 1, Party Time, Monster Hugs Sentiment Stamps and Dotted Background. Below is the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Diecut Dotted Background Slimline using White Soft Finish. Insert the diecut back to the die but turn it and diecut again. There is very little overlap but that’s ok because it will be covered. Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. Place the Dotted Background diecut and with any color medium mark the center in the color you will fill. Remove the diecut and now color in a circle. You can use the diecut to make sure the whole circle is colored. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card front using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 3 – Diecut Monster 1 using Colored Cardstock or White Soft Finish and color in using any medium of your choice. I used Copics in order to create some dimension. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Party Time (Balloons, Party Horn and Party Hat) again in Colored Cardstock or White Soft Finish and color in. Assemble and adhere to card.

Step 5 – Stamp Monster Hugs Sentiment using Versamark, sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess, and heat set it with a heat tool. Trim it out and adhere to card.

This card was so much fun to make and will make any child happy to receive it. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Paper Flowers Paper flowers Uncategorized

Christmas In July Bouquet

July 8, 2022

Hi, Marla here today, with a Christmas in July card. Can you believe we have already moved into July? Why not start the month out with a little Christmas inspiration? I know you’re what you’re thinking, “I can’t begin to think about that right now. I’m enjoying my summer.” We aren’t going to get frosty just yet. Let’s hit the hot house instead and build a Christmas floral bouquet. Here’s how my card was created.

1. Die cut your ECD “Flower Pot/Pail” from white cardstock and add ink. Add foam tape to the back.

2. Die cut two ECD “Berry Branches” from white cardstock and add ink. Then add wet glue to the top of each berry and add Prills. Set aside to dry.

3. Die cut the several of the smallest flower from ECD “Florals 14.” Add ink in desired color on both the front and back sides. Spritz with water and pinch the ends of each petal toward the center. Add Prills to the center with wet glue.

4. Die but two branches from white cardstock using ECD “Leaves 1.” Coat with Versmark Ink and add gold embossing powder, then heat set.

5. Die cut three pine branches, using white cardstock from ECD “Leaves & Branches” and add ink.

6. Add a 4.25 x 5.25 piece of patterned paper to an A2 top folding card base. Add decorative trim 2/3’s way down behind where flowerpot will be placed.

7. Adhere your flowerpot. Using the slit at the top begin to arrange the bouquet in the flowerpot.

8. Cut a small circle three times and glue together to create a chipboard circle. Stamp a holiday greeting in the center then add it to the center of your flowerpot. Tie a bow from thin ribbon and adhere to the top of your sentiment circle.

That completes my card for today. Thank you for joining me. Until next time…. Marla

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
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Uncategorized

Christmas In July Card

July 5, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. It’s Christmas In July and I wanted to share a Snow Globe Shaker Card using the Snow Globe and Village Edges Dies. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8” x 6”, score at 4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (in between an A2 and Mini Slimline card)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 3/8” x 4 6/8”. Apply Ink of your choice using 3 tones of Purple Blue using a Blender Brush. I used water reactive inks so I could splash some water to create some texture to my background. For added interest splash some White Gouache mixed with a little water. Let Dry.

Step 3 – Diecut Snow Globe using White Soft Cardstock. Place it on the background created in Step 3 to cut out the domed shape on top. I marked it with a pencil using the outer edge and trimmed off about 1mm inside the pencil line. Adhere to the background to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Put the Snow Globe frame aside from now.

Step 4 – Diecut Village Edges using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim to 3 3/8” length and adhere to the bottom of the background using Kid’s Choice Glue. I diecut 2 layers. I kept the diecut windows and doors intact. Optional – diecut the Trees in colors of your choice. I used Teal Cardstock.

Step 5 – Adhere Acetate Sheet on the bottom side of the Snow Globe frame using Glue of your choice. Let dry. Add thin Foam Tape to the backside frame. Trim the edges overhanging. Add Sequins of your choice to the top of the card front to the center. I used Purple Sequins and Silver Stars. Remove the release sheet from the Foam Tape and carefully secure it to the card front.

Step 6 – Diecut Snow Globe (bottom) 3 times. Stamp Holiday Sparkle sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the center. Attach each layer leaving the sentiment on top and adhere to the underneath of the Snow Globe using Foam Tape.

There is no such thing as making Holiday cards too early. We are already in July. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:


Frame with Orchids

July 1, 2022

In the Friday Live show with Els there was a question if we have a Floral die where we can make an Orchid with, so this is where I came up with…………and I promised to do a step by step blogpost so here it is!

I used the Florals dies nr: Florals 4 Florals 12 florals 18 Florals 16

So this was the example I made and the next one with the frame we are making!

We are making a double frame and on top I combine the orchids with some other flowers.

Cut everything you see here and cut 5 of each flower and 4 of the stamens

Take the bigger flowers and cut 2 petals off so you have 2 left on the top and 1 on the bottom.

Take the light Green Ink and ink the big flowers in the center, put Yellow on the tiny ones in the center.

Color the stamens Green.

Put your tweezer on the bottom and fold the petal around it.

Shape these flowers on the back, then turn them and press in the center.

Take the tiny flower and fold the top 2 petals inside up and the bottom one to the back, put tiny orange dots on them.

Now glue all the 3 flowers on top of each other see the photo.

make all 5 of them and put some yellow flocking powder in the center.

Glue the stamens together.

Glue the flowers on the stamens and put those extra knops on there aswell.

For extra I cut these flowers and leaves out , colored them and they go on the frame as well, I didn’t do this step by step because the frames Els did so you can check her live videos to see how to make a frame and then you can decorate it.

So I hope you liked this step by step tutorial for the orchids.

I used the next dies:

Florals 4 – 12 – 18 – 16 – 19 – 15 – Boxframe – ferns – Leaves

Beautiful Blooms Uncategorized

“Forever” Father’s Day Card

June 10, 2022

Happy Friday, Marla here on the ECD Blog. With Father’s Day approaching in the United States, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a masculine card. As I was selecting products for my project, I noticed I had many floral designs to choose from, but what about the men in my life? I settled on the largest bird from the “Forever” stamp set because I thought a handwritten note inside saying “thank you for teaching me to fly” would make a meaningful Father’s Day card. Let’s jump into it.

  1. Stamp and watercolor the bird using watercolor cardstock. Once finished, use the coordinating die to cut out your image.
  2. Cut a rectangle from watercolor cardstock and ink blend water reactive ink onto the background. Place the “Rocks” stencil over the top, be sure to use spray adhesive on the stencil to make sure it’s secure and spritz with water. Lightly tap the excess water off using a paper towel.
  3. Cut a larger rectangle to border the stenciled rectangle. Add ink or watercolor around the edges.

4. Using a colored piece of cardstock cut a third rectangle using the ECD “Leaf Patterned Background” Die.

5. Stamp your sentiment onto ink blended or colored cardstock and either die cut or use your trimmer to cut the sentiment to fit your card.

6. After adding foam tape to the back of your bird adhere it to the front of your card and tuck your sentiment in to fit.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this inspired you to use the “Forever” birds on your masculine cards. Until next time…. Marla

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Uncategorized

Take it easy

May 26, 2022

Hi all! I have a new planner page to share with you. I’ve made the right side another time so now I need to make the left side. When I make pages next to each other I use the same colors and the same elements. For this page I used the new Special Kit ‘Suitcase’, some Planner Essentials stencils, Planner Essentials dies and the cute Octopus from Joset.

For this page I used some older dies and Planner Essentials 1 with a tab at the top. I used Paint On Denim paper for this part. Then I used the dies from Planner Essentials 29 as layer. For this piece I added some structure with the newest Planner Essentials Stencils and Distress Oxide ‘Walnut Stain’.

Before I adhere this part at the base I gave the sides some Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. All the pieces I used are inked with the same color. At the right side I added a strip from an older die.

The next step is making the suitcase. I need 2 suitcases for this card because I want to open the suitcase.

As you can see I added a blue wave at the bottom of the suitcase which is included in the kit. I made a score line in this die so you can adhere this at the back and front of the suitcase.

So back to the front. First I made some structure again the Planner Essentials Stencils and Distress Oxide Ink Stormy Sky. Then I made the boat and the suitcase straps. To close the suitcase I used a piece of hemp cord.

Then the inside of the suitcase. At the top I made a little pocket with on top the new stamp from CS269 which is in the suitcase. I also used some leftover pieces and a little tab.

At the bottom I used the same colors.

For this part I used the Octopus with his wheel and also stamp CS269. I stamped ‘take it easy’ in 2 pieces so you can make it smaller.

Before I adhere the suitcase at the page I made something behind it. I used the fishtail dies from the suitcase kit. Behind this dies I put some elements from the Reminiscene the Book 4 but also some dies which I kept from other projects, like the Photo Film Slides and the structure die.

Here you can see the whole page when the suitcase is folded out.

I hope you like this page. I had a lot of fun making this page.

Thank you for reading! See you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • S044 Planner Essentials Stencils 1
  • CS269 Bon Voyage
  • K009 Suitcase
  • Planner A5 Blue Jeans
  • Reminiscene book 4

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink – Nocturne
  • Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Stormy Sky and Walnut Stain
  • Paint On – Denim
  • Micron PN – Black
  • Hemp cord black
  • Kraft paper
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