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Autumn 2021

August 14, 2021

Hi Everyone, Lisanne here sharing a new project with you today. It might be a little early but for today’s project I created an Autumn/ Halloween page for in my Sidekick planner. This page was so much fun to create. I used a combianation of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designsc under which the cute frog die from Joset’s collection. Let me show you how I created my page.

I sed the Sidekick Essentials 1 for the front page. This is a page with a little tab. On top of this page I adhered the Scallop page (Sidekick Essentials 12). The scallop page is made of the Worn Wood paper. I colored the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. This makes everything a little bit darker and spookier. Also the wood looks darker.

The next step is making the frog from the Storybook Collection. It is not a normal frog but a Halloween frog. I made the whole frog only his front legs are separate. I adhere this later. I also made the Pumpkin. The mouth from the frog is a dies from the Pumpkin. So you can also make a face in the Pumpkin.

First I made some leaves in different colors (green, brown and yellow). But I thought this was a bit small, so I made some mushrooms. Doesn’t they look cute? These are from the Forest Accessories.
Than I have to build my page up. I used a circle from the Sidekick Essentials 4. I used some purple Distress Ink so there will be a bit more colour. I also add some black so it will look a little bit spooky. In this photo above you can see how it looks without mushrooms. There is a lot of empty space.

But when you add the mushrooms you see a big differents. So that is how I fill some empty space. At the top of this page I adhere the word ‘Autumn’ with the Planner Essentials 23. These are beautiful small letters. At least I adhere some reinforcements.

My front page for this Autumn/ Halloween is made and ready to go! I’ll hope that you got inspired.

Thank you so much for visiting! See you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Wilted Violet, Black Soot, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Ground Espresso, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen
  • Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Patterns & Solids


Under the Rainbow

August 8, 2021

Hay there! Jackie here with my first ever blog post eek!

I am sharing this simple colourful rainbow inspired card using the cutest dies ever, Joset’s die’s are so much fun to play with too.. like little paper crafting jigsaws.

Step one

Create the rainbow background using distress ink cubes. Swoosh the ink in a rainbow pattern onto a craft mat then spritz with water before placing a piece of soft finish cardstock into the ink, push down lightly then carefully lift off and set aside to dry.

Step two

Cover the entire front of a 5.25″x5.25″ card blank with black paper. Die cut the rainbow panel using the largest die from the fitted rounded squares set and fix onto the card front using 3d foam pads.

Step three

Die cut all the cow pieces using white soft finish cardstock then colour the relevant pieces using the same distress ink cubes before attaching all the bits together. Fix the cow in place using more 3d foam squares.

Step four

Finish off with a stamped sentiment and a sprinkling of sequins.

I hope you feel inspired to have a go at this colourful design.

Happy crafting Jackie

Joset Designs Uncategorized

Sweet Farm Critters

July 29, 2021

Karen here today sharing a couple special order cards I made for my mom. She wanted a couple thank you cards, one with a sheep and one with a pig. Easy to do with the adorable farm critters here at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Both of these critters are colored with a combination of Distress Ink and Copic Markers. The sheep has hints of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink for the “white” parts and Antique Linen face and legs. His eyes and hooves are colored with a Copic C7. I added a teeny bit of Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink for the cheeks and R20 Copic at the nose. I used a multi-liner to draw the face. The pig is colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink and Copic C7 marker.

How sweet is that pig! I used the Stitched Rectangle die for the top rectangle and then cut the mat for it 1/4″ bigger on all sides. The card front mat is cut 4×5-1/4″ and the patterned paper is 3-3/4×5″. The word “thanks” is cut from the Words 2 – Thinking of You set. I die cut it twice with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive and stuck them together to add just a bit of dimension.

And I LoVe this sheep! I used the same card sketch to create it. On both cards, I also love the little bit of lace and baker’s twine. And, I finished both cards off with some diamond dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, inks, Copics, lace, twine and diamond dots



July 20, 2021

Good morning!
Laura here today to share my next layout I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
This is our youngest son on the day of his prom!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – rip a piece of your favorite ECD paper about 4 -5″ wide, then wet the edges and roll them
Step 2 – from the leftover sheet rip a piece for the side 7″ long and 1 – 1.5″ wide
Step 3 – cover your cardstock background and the 2 pieces of paper your tore with clear gesso – allow to dry then adhere like shown

Step 4 – use your favorite ECD stencil and your favorite paste randomly around your paper – I used the Pattern Stencil Pack and allow to dry or heat set
Step 5 – die cut 9 of your favorite ECD flowers, ink, shape and assemble. I used the florals 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 13. Here are some close ups of some of the flowers

Step 6 – Die cut and ink your favorite leaves and branches – I used the Lacy Leaves and Ferns.

Step 7 – add Leaves and branches and flowers into clusters as shown

Step 8 – Die cut and ink your title and distress the edges – I used the Sentiment Strips.
Step 9 – cut two photo mats one slightly larger than the other then ink and distress the edges
Step 10 – adhere everything as shown and add seed beads and art stones

Thanks for stopping by

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Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Uncategorized

In ‘Your Likeness’ Bookmarks

June 28, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am creating a few bookmarks for my kids using Ilse and Charlene stamps. During summer months, the deal between my kids and myself is if they read daily, I will leave them alone. They are holding up their end of the bargain, but it seems they are constantly stealing my notes and reminders to stick inside their novels. So today I thought it would be fun if I created a some bookmarks in their likeness for them to use instead.

Step One: Die cut four bookmark bases using the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Stamp from the Ilse and Charlene stamp collection in alcohol friend ink images in the likeness of the people in your life. I used Lady & Gentleman, Funky Chicks, and Pure Spring stamp sets for my family.

Step Three: Color in the images. I used copic markers.

Step Four: Add a sentiment to each of the book marks. I used one from the Moments of Life stamp set.

Step Five: Using a background stamp from the Moments of Life stamp set, add texture to the bookmark.

Step Six: Repeat step five using a different background stamp from the Moments of Life stamp set..

Step Seven: Blend ink through the Pattern Stencil Pack stencils onto the bookmarks. I coordinated color with each shirt. For my middle child I used the wacky lines stencil and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides.

For my youngest, I used the circle stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides.

For my son I used the dash grids and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide.

Finally, for the bookmark I created for myself I used the rose buds stencil and Pine Needles Distress Oxides.

Step Eight: To finish the bookmarks, add coordinating thin satin ribbon.

I hope you think these book marks are as much fun as I do. Make sure you check out the whole Ilse and Charlene’s stamp line to see which images best showcase your family.

Which image would you use to create a likeness for those you love? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Hogs & Kisses

June 20, 2021

Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller and I’m here to share an anniversary card I made for my husband. It is our 57th year together and we don’t usually celebrate or give each other a gift but this year I thought it would be fun to make him a card. I just love Joset’s farm animals and I especially like the little pig. So – Hogs & Kisses!

This is a slimline card so I cut my pink cardstock 9″ X 8″ and scored it in the center to make a 9″ X 4″ finished card.

After cutting a white panel, 8.75″ X 3.75″, and printed panel, 8.50″ X 3.50″, I then layered them together. Using the fitted circle die set I cut 3 holes across the two panels and then added them on top of the pink card. Be sure to leave enough room around the inside of the circle to place the pigs in later.

Next the cute little pigs were cut and assembled placing their feet, ears and tails in different positions. To make the eyes stand out I used Craft Drops. To decorate the opening, I used a die from one of the journaling sets cutting it three times.

The pigs were placed in the opening and glued down. Using the “Life Is Better On The Farm” stamp set – stamp Hogs & Kisses in the center opening. Finish off the card by placing some random hearts all around. On the inside I just placed a white panel so I could write a personal message.

Have a creative week,


Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Summer Journal Special

Flow album

June 17, 2021

Hello paperlovers!

This time I used the a Dutch magazine “Flow” in my planner. This “book for nature lovers” was perfect for that. I used a combination of dies from the Planner, Sidekick and Art-journal collection.

The Flow contains many paper extras that I have scattered here and there in this planner. What I’m going to use this planner for I don’t know yet but it was just fun to play with the dies and the paper. Sometimes I added some sentiments. Photos of the garden will probably be added later, because this paper lends itself perfectly for that.

I hadn’t used this die set in a long time and it is so much fun. Voilà, here he is again.

And I almost forgot about this die set. There are so many new and fun products on the market from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Planner collection, too many to list! Sometimes it is useful to browse through your collection and then you suddenly come up with ideas.

I used a different color for all 4 seasons where the paper also comes from a different designer. Furthermore I have always repeated the layout but always made a different special pages in it. The envelopes contain all ready-made cards that were included in the magazine. Handy if you want to send a card.

I had already shown this page made with the Phone Booth die set. I love it!!! It is a pity that all those beautiful telephone booths have disappeared from the streets, especially this English one ofcourse. Recently I saw on T.V. in a nostalgic English village such an old telephone booth has been transformed into a neighborhood library. So cute and the books were kept nice and dry. Really nice to give it a new function like this.

This was my post for today, maybe you also have an old or new magazine somewhere that you’ve always wanted to do something with. Or how about an old picture book? Then this is of course a super nice idea. I hope you’re inspired by this post. If you want to see more pictures from the pages that I created, make sure to visit my blog HERE.

See you next time!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


What A Day

June 15, 2021

Good morning!
Laura here today to share a fun and bright summer layout!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – cover your Soft Finish cardstock with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set

Step 2 – Use your favorite ECD stencils with texture paste or molding paste (I used the Pattern Stencil Pack, the Make Your Mark, and the Dot Dot Dot)
Step 3 – color your paper with a mixture of colors using the Watercolor Palette and allow to dry

Step 4 – Trim coordinating papers to 2×12, 1×11, .75×11, 6×4.25, 4×6, a photo mat, .25×5, .5×4.25, 1×3.5 and distress all the edges then adhere as shown

Step 5 – Die cut and assemble 5 flowers. I used coordinating papers and white cardstock with florals 7, Florals 9, Florals 8, and Florals 3. I used the watercolor palette on the white flowers after I had assembled them

Step 6 – create your title – I used the Sentiment Strips

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


My Hero

June 4, 2021

Good morning! Laura here today to share my next layout I created for ECD!
I really like to mix my papers from different collections as long as the color families are the same so for this layout I mixed some papers from the Mystical Winter paper pack, the Rusty Weathered and the Summer Art!


To create this layout:
Step 1 – Trim one paper to 11×7 and distress the edges, distress the edges of a 12×12 sheet and cut a ‘V’ into the top right of both papers about 2 1/2 ” from the edge. Cut one more piece of paper large enough to be adhered behind the cut ‘V’
Step 2 – adhere all the papers together and then cover with clear gesso and allow to dry

Step 3 – using watered down paints paint circles randomly in various sizes and also splatter some paint

Step 4 – Die cut 7 flowers and assemble. I die cut Florals 6, 8, 1, 2, 3, and 4 using white cardstock then painted them with the watercolor palette.

Step 5 – add your title

Step 6 – add some resin pieces, seed beads, art stones and cord to finish your layout!

Than you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to create something today!


Prepping photos for your planner pages

June 3, 2021
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today with some more planner pages and some tips on how to size and print your photos to fit your needs in your planner. I’ve created a video sharing how I accomplish this on my home computer, with a little “Craft With Me” as I work on my recent two pages, so I hope you take a moment to check that out.

I’ve been enjoying catching up in my planner from back in February when we had our one and only snow day here in Greenville, South Carolina. I’ve incorporated lots of blues from Reminiscence The Book 1 to match the color and feel of my photos and had some fun with the Washi Tape No. 1 set. A waterfall of photos helps to maximize the space for other embellishment. (You may notice a few dies that haven’t yet been released, so we won’t talk about those just yet. wink-wink)

On the next spread, I’ve featured a hiking weekend in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. I’ve mixed several Planner Essentials and Sidekick Essentials dies in these pages, as I explain in the video, along with the Paper Love stamp set for the journaling block. This is quickly becoming my go-to stamp set!

To maximize the space for more photos and journaling, a pocket with an insert is a great solution. I do this a lot in my planner. In the video, I explain why I make the choices I do when laying out my pages, and I share how to get your photos the exact size you need. It’s really easier than you might think, so I hope you take a look. Thanks for popping in today. Have a great day!

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