Browsing Category


Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper flowers Uncategorized

Welcome a Bears Christmas!

November 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays inspirational post! I wanted to share a cute card I made using Oli the Bear from Joset’s new Collection “The Great Outdoors”. I have so many ideas for this sweet little bear so I started with a Christmas Card. So grab a coffee and lets begin.

Step 1: Using your favorite cardstock cut out your bear bits (I used two shades of brown) then ink your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Step 2: Stamp your word image, I used “Wishing you a Beary Merry Christmas” from the Bear, Moose, Beaver stamp set.

Step 3: Out of your favorite cardstock cut out your pinecone, evergreen boughs and red berries, ink and assemble.

I am so in love with this new die set, the detail as you can see above is amazing.

Step 4: Cut the base for your card, I used 110lb cardstock in kraft, Next, I cut a back ground paper from a blue plaid designer paper and ran it through a 3D embossing folder. (hard to see the image, but its pine boughs). Then I took another designer paper and cut out a oval mat for my card.

Step 5: Start assembling your card by adding your designer paper and oval to your card base. Next, add your pine boughs and pine cones, I used pop-dots for the Oli and the “Beary Merry Christmas” . I added red berries.

Step 6: I added glossy accents to Oli’s Nose and berries.

Step 7: I added Bear Paw Prints to the inside of the card. Final step I speckled the pinecones and pine boughs.

I hope you enjoyed todays inspiration, see my Facebook page @Katie Porcina to see other Christmas Card inspirations. Take Care and Happy Creating.


Winter Wedding

November 22, 2023

Hi Everyone, Els here. I can’t believe how quick a month goes, I thought I just did my blogpost yesterday hahahaha well here is another one. I hope I can give you some inspiration with this one! Below you find the step by step instructions, have fun creating this one. As always the image you can find on my blog!

  • Here are all the materials I have used.
  • Cut all the flowers and leaves from the Soft finished cardstock
  • Color them with Ink and shape everything.
  • Now we have everything together to decorate the card.
  • Adhere some glitter on the card.
  • Close Up.
  • Materials Elizabeth Craft Designs
  • Soft Finished cardstock
  • 2046 Elegant leaves 2
  • 2085 Florals 25
  • Elegant Ornament
  • Paper pack bright Colors
  • Other materials
  • Ink
  • Tule
  • Stamens
  • Glitter
  • Silver tape
  • Glossy accent

In a Spin!

November 20, 2023

Hello everyone, today I have used the new Jack the Beaver die set and made him into Hugo the Hamster. Todays design is an interactive spinner card, there is a lot of steps for this design so lets get started.

Step One:

Cover the whole front of an A2 (US) 5.5×4.25″ or Europe 14x11cm card blank using the beautiful patterned paper pad Beautiful Bights. Die cut a stitched rectangle panel that measures slightly smaller than the card front then set these aside for now.

Step Two:

Next is to create the spinning mechanism. First search your stash to find two circular dies one slightly smaller than the other by approximately 2mm – not to tight as the mechanism will not spin and not too loose as the mechanism will wobble.

Use the larger circular die to cut a hole in the prepared rectangular panel in step one, die cut the hole just above the centre point. Die cut the smaller circular die enough times that when all glued together measures 5mm then glue these to a larger circle any size.

Step Three:

Add 3d foam squares to the reverse side of the prepared panel, lay the circular mechanism on top of the card blank then fix the panel over the top.

Step Four:

Next use the dies from the Shaker set 2065 to create a hamster wheel. Trim an extra two thin strips by hand then die cut the pieces as shown in the photo then glue them all together. Fussy cut into the base part using the wheel as a guide.

Step Five:

Glue the wheel to the card front but only glue the centre of the cross bar to the circular mechanism as it needs to be free to spin. Glue the base part to the card front so that it sits just underneath the spinning wheel.

Step Six:

Die cut and build the hamster. I have shown how I have inked this design however you can use which ever colours you prefer. Once built carefully glue him to the wheel at the centre bar and hands and feet.

Step Seven:

Add your sentiment. I have chosen to use the Everyday Words die set 2020 to create Oh Happy day. I have used the Happy as normal then trimmed the day from birthday and also trimmed the O from notes and h from birthday to make Oh. Then I finished off with a few stars.

Unfortunately I can not show you him spinning here but if you pop over to the Elizabeth Craft Family group on face book then you can see him spinning. I hope you have enjoyed todays card I really hope to see a few new spinning critters over on the family group! Happy crafting – Jackie xx

Elizabeth Craft Designs product used:

2093 – Jack the Beaver 2093


Winter Fairy

October 25, 2023

Hi Everyone, Els here. My turn again to give you some inspiration. This time I made a Winter fairy card for you, I hope you like it and that you will give it a try. Below you will find the step by step instructions! Have fun creating this! ( sorry for the kind of dark photos, but one of my lamps broke down)

  • Cut all the flowers, leaves, flower blossom, the paper for the card ( 71/2 x 11) then cut 1 part shorter till 3 inch, cut the acetate at 71/2 x 51/2.
  • Glue the acetate on the small card part
  • Emboss a piece of White cardstock that fits on top ( 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 ) fold the card in half.
  • Take the piece from the flower blossom die and cut it in half and adhere this behind the acetate.
  • Take the small snowflakes from the O christmas tree die and glue them on top of the acetate.
  • Color, shape, and decorate all your flowers and leaves and Image.
  • I started with the Tule and the fairy, so the next few photos you will see how I build up the rest.
  • Elizabeth Craft Design Materials:
  • Florals 24
  • Layered Labels Stamp and dies
  • Paper Beautiful Brights
  • O Christmas tree die
  • Flower Blossom die
  • Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Other materials:
  • Acetate
  • Glitter
  • Tule
  • Ink : Dark Blue
  • Embossing folder
  • Prills
  • Foamballs
  • Image fairy is on my blog.

Halloween candy wrappers

October 7, 2023

Hi everyone, it’s Sylvia today on the blog for you. We are already halfway through October and the fun, yet buzy time is rapidly approaching. In just 2 weeks it’s Halloween, so if you would like some quick candy wrappers, then here’s a simple tutorial for you. Over here in the Netherlands, the kids are starting to like the “trick or treat” part more and more, and although not everyone participates in the Halloween celebration, more families do, so let’s get started!

Step 1: pick some bright coloured cardstock in Halloween colours (black, bright green, bright orange, purple) and cut pieces of 2,5 x 6 3/4 inch (6,5 x 17 cm), score at 3 – 3,5 – 6 1/4 inch (7,7 – 8,8 – 16 cm). Fold every scoreline to form a matchbox that can hold a little bag of candy. (Please adjust given measurements, if your candybag is larger or smaller). From matching Halloween papers, cut a piece of 2 3/8 x 2 5/8 inch (6 x 6,6 cm) and glue that to the front of your wrapper.

Step 2: Decorate the wrapper with spooky diecuts and/quotes, like e.g. ghosts, black cat, cauldron, witch, broomstick, spiders, pumpkins etc. Cut and stamp a label and staple that in the center at the bottom, so that you can slide it underneath your decoration to keep the wrapper closed. If necessary, you could use a small piece of double sided adhesive to keep the candy in place inside the wrapper.

I hope you liked this easy tutorial. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I’d be happy to help you out.

Happy Halloween and happy crafting!


Cardmaking Everyday Elements Joset Designs Uncategorized

Joy tags for Christmas

September 28, 2023

Hi all, Sylvia again here for you on the blog. Time flies, don’t you think? Before you know it, it’s Christmas again and this year I decided to start my Christmas preparations early (also because I have a vacation coming up in November, so less time to prepare). For today I would like to show you how I created some Christmas gift tags, using items from both Joset’s and Annette’s collections, because they combine great! Let’s get started shall we?

step 1: find a piece of coloured cardstock slightly wider than the word Joy. Tape the word die (including the inner circle on the O ) on the bottom edge of your paper and run it through your machine, but NOT all the way!! Make sure the top of the letters are not totally cut and are still attached to the paper. I like to run it through about 75% so that you can just barely see the “v” shape in the centre of the letter Y.

step 2: pick the 3rd largest tag from the nested tags set, slide the bottom part under the letters (so they won’t be cut off) and run it through your machine again. You might wanna handcut a bit in between the letters. Now you have a tag with the word JOY at the bottom edge.

step 3: decorate the tag to your liking with stamps and/or dies. As an example, I made the green tag with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the blue one with Jack Frost. Finish the tag off with a nice piece of ribbon or twine.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, I’d be happy to help you out. Have fun preparing for Christmas!

Happy crafting!


Soon to arrive:
2082 layered labels
2081 joy & merry


Be Yourself A2 Card

September 19, 2023

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Whenever I am stuck on creating a card with a background the best solution is to use a stencil and lightly apply ink. This doesn’t need to bold. By applying ink this takes away from the starkness of the White panel. Always use a stencil that best represents the other elements in your card. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and fold for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Place Planner Stencils 2 (floral one) on top of the card front. Using a Blender Brush lightly apply Ink of your choice. I used a teal blue and green inks to create my background. Note that I faded the ink blending as I got towards the edges.

Step 3 – Stamp Bugs And Kisses sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Step 4 – Diecut Elegant Leaves 1 using White Finish Cardstock if you want to color in any color medium. If you don’t want to color then diecut in using Green Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Caterpillar using White Finish Cardstock if you want to color in any color medium. If you don’t want to color then diecut in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue. For the head I used a little Foam Tape.

This card can be used for several occasions by simply changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Uncategorized

Ladybug Slim Line Card

August 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post. When I received this set from Joset it automatically brought me back to some wonderful memories as a kid, picking daisy’s and collecting ladybugs. So today I wanted to create this super fun playful slim line card featuring Joset;s new collection “Bugs and Butterflies”. So grab a coffee and I will walk you through how I created this card.

Step 1: Cut your ladybugs from coordinating cardstock, the wings are cut from heavy vellum.

The flowers are cut from white and yellow card stock.

Ink all pieces before assembling with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the cheeks are inked with Flamingo Distress Ink, I used a white gel pen for the dot in the cheeks. As per picture bellows.

Step 2: Choose your favorite slim line die, the one I used was from Photoplay. Next, I cut a piece of background paper and acetate to fit the card front and assemble. I like to use a bit of acetate as it creates a bit of a shimmer behind the card. then cut and fold your slimline card base.

Step 3: Next, attach your flowers and pop dot your ladybugs.

Step 4: Stamp your choice of sentiment from “Bugs and Kisses” and pop-dot to your card.

Step 5: Splatter your card with heavy acrylic paint.

Thank you for joining me with todays blog post, if you have any questions about my card please send me a message on Facebook Katie Porcina. Happy Crafting.


Fall is in the air

August 23, 2023

Hi Everyone, It is Els here and my turn to give you some inspiration, it is still warm here in Canada but I wanted to make a Fall Card for you. Below you find the step by step instructions. I hope you have fun creating this card. If you go to my blog you can download the image.

  • You need some cardstock for the card base 81/2 – 41/2, fold this in half you also need some images.
  • Take some brown cardstock and mat the Image on it.
  • Adhere a piece of Orange cardstock on top
  • Place a clear doily on the top.
  • Place the Images as shown.
  • Cut the leaves, mushrooms, flowers and berries, color them with Ink and shape them.
  • Place the mushrooms and leaves.
  • Now place the flowers and some of the other images.

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

  • 1876 Maple Leaves
  • Florals 3
  • Florals 12
  • Florals 16
  • 1900 Mystical Mushrooms
  • Soft finished Cardstock

Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Planner Essentials Uncategorized

Grand Fun

August 17, 2023

Karen here. I absolutely love the Planner Essentials line, and I love even more how one can mix and match from the other lines to create absolutely fun pages. The pages I’m highlighting today are all about my husband’s grand-daughter. So much fun and so sweet. (Sorry for covering her adorable face…)

She took a trip to the strawberry patch with her mom and dad. This page highlights some of the fun they had using Planner Essentials 41 for the page base. I love the perfection of those Strawberry die cuts that I colored with Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.

On the back of the page is another Strawberry, and I added a bit of bright red bric-brac ribbon. I love the leaf reinforcements!

The page base here is from Planner Essential 56 (which is a must-have with all of the fun tickets that are out now!) For the leaf border, I was inspired the ECD Planner Facebook page by another crafter and added flowers from the Florals 9 set to mine. The titles are cut and framed with Stitched and Fitted Circles.

More florals on the back page. I think that the leaves I used are now retired, but the Elegant Leaves 1 would certainly work…. Love all of the variations of reinforcements out there.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, inks

%d bloggers like this: