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By the Sea is where I want to be!

May 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post. I wanted to change it up a bit using Esther Glasses Sea Creatures and create this super cool Steam Punk Easel Card. So grab your favorite beverage and lets begin.

Step 1: Start with creating the portal of your submarine, I used an older paper line from Stamperia, it has pipes and gears that would make it look like the inside of a sub. I cut the paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and used the circle from the pocket page fillers 2 and cut the Centre of the paper. The backside of this paper has the pipes and gears and I flipped the circle. Before adhering the circle, I placed a piece of acetate in-between the layers. Next, I took the two circle from the Pocket Pages filler 2 and created the black ring from card stock. I added the black bolts from Planner Essentials 48 to the 4 corners of the card.

Step 2: Cut out your Octopus and diving helmet from Seas Creatures out of your favorited designer paper or card stock, as well as the coordinating grasses and Sea Horse (I did use the Summer Art Journal collection but just realized it was discontinued, Sorry) But there are other sea horses out there. Ink your pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assemble.

Step 3: Create the rest of your easel card by use heavy white cardstock120lbs and cut your card base, 5 1/2 x 11 and score along the 11″ side at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4 and fold up your score lines, cut an extra 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 base page and attach your card front. If you take a look at my other blog post “A Pop-Up Shaker Snowman Card” you can see how to assemble. (Its very easy)

Step 4: Cut out your Happy Birthday from coordinating cardstock and Sea Accessories, and adhere to your card.

Last step I always like to speckle with Heavy White Acrylic paint.

I hope todays blog post brought you some inspiration, as its just another way to use this awesome Sea Creatures Planner die set from Esther Glass! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Just Breathe

May 16, 2023

Hi everyone, It’s Tina here. I played with the Stencil Planners 3 to create Background and topped it off with the Daffodils Dies and the Honey Bear Dies for the Bees. Below are the steps to create your own card.

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

Step 2 – Add Distress Oxide Inks onto a Gel Plate. I used Uncharted Mariner, Rusty Hinge, and Lost Shadow. Use a brayer to spread and mix the inks. Place a Planner Stencil 3 on top of the inks. Remove the stencil and trimmed White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ on top. Remove the cardstock and let it dry for a few minutes.

Step 3 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the panel created from Step 2. To add dimension diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles 2 times and adhere to the back of the panel. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Daffodils in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kid’s Choice Glue. For added dimension add some Foam Tape to the backside of the Daffodils.

Step 5 – Diecut Honey Bear (bees) in various colors of cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Stamp Zen Sentiment on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Diecut the sentiment using Fitted Fishtails. Optional: flip the sentiment and diecut a second time on the other side. Now you have both sides with fishtails. Adhere to card using Foam Tape on the edges and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape in the center.

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

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Spring time

May 9, 2023

Hi everyone, It is my turn to do a blogpost again, as it looks as spring outside, I felt to do this Cheerfull and colorfull card, below you find the step by step instructions.
I hope you have a great time creating this one……………..

  • Cut out the leaves, flowers, tabs, you see the brush but I didn’t use it.
  • I printed the humming bird on the soft finished cardstock and made the edge with the journal edge die.
  • I will have the image of the humming bird on my blog.
  • Distress the edges, cut a design paper till 51/4 x 71/4 and adhere the humming bird part on it, then glue the tabs on it.
  • I also put glitter glue on the humming bird.
  • Color the flowers and the leaves on both sides.
  • Shape flowers and leaves
  • Adhere the leaves on the card I took them apart
  • Place the flowers on the card now in a cluster
  • And your card is done…………
  • Close Up.
  • ECD Materials I used:
  • Planner essentials 2008
  • Planner essentials 2009
  • Flower 2041
  • Flower 2046
  • Soft Finished Cardstock
  • Paperpad co10 Bellerose Pink
  • Other Materials:
  • Stamens
  • Inks: Green, Purple and brown
  • Glue
  • Glitter glue

Cinco de mayo

May 5, 2023

Hi all, it’s Sylvia here again. Happy Cinco de Mayo! By mistake my blogpost from yesterday got switched with the one that should have been on the blog in 2 weeks so therefore you see me here 2 days in a row! Isn’t that fun?! 😉 So today I would like to show you this festive card, that can also be used as a square pocket page in your planner. Many people in the US and Mexico will celebrate ‘Cinco de Mayo’, so let’s have a little fiësta.

First cut a piece of cardstock 10×20 cm and fold it in half to get a 10×10 cm square card. Keep the fold at the top. Cut a mat of 9,7×9,7 cm in black.

Diecut from Soft Finish Cardstock as follows:

1859 farmer: hat rim

1995 holiday stocking: toe and decorative trims

1931 beaver: tail, hind legs you might want to opt for the arms instead of the legs, your choice

1982 filefolder 1: banner

1670 camping accessories: guitar, other option is the guitar from the retro bus set 1928

1991 mrs claus: trimmings

1707 halloween accessories: spoon 2 x (not in this photo, I added them later)

Diecut from set 2012 food truck both wheels (fold almost in half for the taco shell) from set 2013 the lettuce from the hotdog and the swirl sauce, from set 1990 (santa) all fluffy trims (for lettuce and meat) and from set 1931 (beaver) the 4 circles (2x) (for tomato and cucumber slices) and colour all parts to create a taco or 2. Arrange the food in the taco and glue it shut.

Diecut all separate letters ‘happy cinco de mayo’ from the month dies in set 2008 tickets & tabs.

Use a colour medium of your choice to colour all pieces in the main colours red, green and yellow. I used my markers for the small parts and distress ink for the larger ones.

Glue the stocking toe to the hat rim to form a sombrero. Use both the loop trimmings at the rim (trim off the extra) and use Mrs. Claus’ trimmings to decorate the top.

Glue the beaver legs on either side of the beaver tail to make a cactus. Decorate the spoons (see photo) to become samba balls /maracas. You might want to shorten them a bit.

Arrange the front of the card with the banner, cactus, guitar and samba balls. The sombrero will go on the in side.

Happy cinco de mayo to everyone and happy crafting to you all. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Love, Sylvia

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Bee Tag Planner Page-By Katie Porcina

April 20, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays post. I wanted to create a small planner insert using Annette Greens New Everyday Elements Collection. So grab a coffee or your favorite beverage and lets get started.

Step 1: Start with cutting your bee from your favorite card stock, I did use a matching pattern paper (From the same line as the base page) for the wings. Cut your postcard mats from green and black card stock. Last cut your honeycomb from yellow matching designer paper. Ink all your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Step 2: Cut your base page from your choice of designer paper (I used 49 & Market), Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next stamp your image from the Honeybee Stamp set at the top of your page as per picture above. Stamp the quote Daily Happiness from Happy stamp set onto white paper, trim your quote to say Happiness and ink the edges.

Step 3: Start with ripping your honeycomb in half placing it where you want it, next add your photo postcard mats. Place the “Happiness” tag under your mat then your black reinforcements. Place some sisal and pop-dot your Bee. Last step speckle with white paint.

Thank you for joining me with todays blog post, hope it brought you some inspiration. Happy creating!!

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April 2, 2023

Hi all. Sylvia here. It’s my turn on the blog again. With Mother’s Day just around the corner in my part of the world, I would like to show you a sweet card that can be sent to all moms or MIL’s that do not live close to you. Are you ready to craft with me?

First diecut the birthday flip card from set 1980 in Soft Finish Cardstock and diecut the layers/mats from design paper of your choice. Also diecut the small envelop from David’s set 2015 Journal file XL 2 in a matching colour. (Photo 1)

Next cut a giftcard holder in designpaper and cut the slots in. For the slots you use the die that comes with the birthday flip card set. Also diecut 2 letters M from set 1863 stitched alphabet in coloured cardstock, 2 x a kiss (lips) from set 2009 in coloured cardstock plus the corresponding solid 2x in Soft Finish Cardstock and optional: the smallest heart from set 1265 (also in coloured cardstock). (photo 2, I added the second kiss afterwards, so it is not in this photo)

Step 3: glue the mats from designpaper to the flip card and assemble the little envelop and both of the kisses. Align both M’s with one of the kisses to form the word Mom, one kiss representing the O in the word MOM and centre it on the card (photo 3).

Use the second kiss as closure to the little envelop. In the envelop you can put a sweet note for your mom to tell her how much you love her! Finally another option: diecut a banner from set 1390 in coloured cardstock, stamp I love you on it, and adhere that right under the word Mom. This is optional.

Instead of a giftcard, you could also put an extra note card at the position of the giftcard and glue the little heart on it. (photo 4)

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Crafting


coming soon:

2015 journal files XL 2


Quick easter basket

March 26, 2023

Hi all! Sylvia here with a quick easter basket for the little ones. Let’s craft together!

Step 1: Take a sheet of patterned paper 15×15 cm (6×6 inch) and score both horizontally and vertically at 5 and 10 cm (2 and 4 inch) so that you end up with 9 equal square parts.

Step 2: Cut along the red lines as shown in the photo below.  Fold all other scorelines.

Step 3: Glue the tips of the outer squares together to form the basket.

Step 4: Cut a strip of cardstock of approx 20 cm (8 inch) in a matching colour for the handle and adhere to the basket.

Step 5: Assemble some ‘easter’ critters from Joset (I used set 1929 bunny and 1626 little chick, but the sheep would also fit) to decorate your basket with.

Happy easter everyone!


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Documenting Arizona

March 22, 2023

Karen here sharing a couple Planner Essentials pages from a recent trip my guy and I made with his dog on a road trip to Arizona. We got to see amazing fun sights like the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Winslow Arizona (where we stood on a corner). I created a couple pages – one for my Places I’ve Been album and another for Sadie’s album!

The page base for this first page (for Sadie’s album) is from Planner Essentials 39 and is Bellrose Pink paper. I also used some orange and pink from the Reminiscence Book 2 for highlights. The square elements, camera, and the flag are from the 39 set. I also added some letters using the Alphabet Tabs set. The hearts are in the Winter Bird set.

On the back, I used the Winter Bird as an element. It was SO cold on this trip that we even had to put Sadie on her leash.

This page is for my Places I’ve Been album and uses Planner Essentials 6 along with the Alphabet Tabs and dies from the File Folder Set 1. I used that fun picture in Sedona again, but this album is mine….and Sadie’s album is at my guy’s house 🙂 The stamp is from Destination Phrases.

On the back are more elements from the File Folder 1 set. The stamps are from the Moods set. Of course no page is complete without reinforcements from the variety packs.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft Cardstock, pen for dots on page

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Mini Floral Truck

March 21, 2023

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I am sharing a Mini Floral Truck. Below are the steps to create your own Mini Floral Truck Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. To create the mini truck version visit Els’ YouTube here. You have to place the Food Truck die slightly below the fold line so that the card doesn’t cut in 2 and bring the front just at the edge of the side. Pass it through the die cutting machine and cut only the front. The same for the back. Place it at the edge and only diecut the back. For the center part use a trimmer or an exacto knife.

Step 2 – Diecut Food Truck pieces using various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to truck using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 3 – Diecut Farm Accessories (sunflower) using various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Monster 2 (flower) using various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Good Food Good Mood using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the inside of the card.

Don’t be afraid to come up with ways to stretch (or in this case slim) your dies. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Donuts and More Donuts

March 17, 2023

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I love playing with the donut die in the Food Truck Accessories die set.


Cut a piece of kraft cardstock using the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die. Cut another piece of green cardstock using the stitched die from the Book Box die, Cut a piece of white alcohol coloring cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ ” x 5 1/2″. From the Food Truck Accessories, cut, color, and assemble 3 of the large. donuts. I like to put post-it tape to the underside of the die cut to hold it in place while I color the objects.

Using the donut from the stamp set, randomly stamp the donut on the piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white alcohol safe cardstock. I did cut the words of the donut so that I has some plain donuts and some that said “DONUT WORRY” on them.

Color the donuts using alcohol markers. I have used a Micron pen for my sprinkles

Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set to the back side of the die cut banner. I like to use the negative to create a template that I can place the banner in and stamp perfectly every time. This time save comes in handy when making multiple sentiment banners. Also, because the stamps are flexible, you can manipulate how the stamp adheres to your stamping platform to follow the curves of the banner.

Once the coloring is completed, die cut the piece using the second largest fitted rectangle die from the Fitted Rectangle die set. Then using the three circles from the Sidekick Essentials 23 die set, the circles out of the rectangle just created.

Adhere the thin frame created when the rectangle was cut to the card base which is a standard A2 card base.

Adhere kraft cardstock layer and then the rectangle with the circle cut outs to the card. I have also added foam tape to the back of the donuts

Adhere the donuts into the circles on the card. The top donut had a Glaze pen used to give it a shiny look. The middle donut has Clear Silk Microfine Glitter sprinkled over translucent gel medium for a frosting look.

Fold the banner by following the score lines and adhere to the front of the card. I inked the edges with the same Toffee Crunch ink. I also added a little bit of foam tape to the banner for additional dimension

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