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Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Baby Sidekick Planner

January 26, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here. Thank you for joining me here today. I have to tell you I am totally getting addicted to these sidekick planners. Last blog post I showed you the start to my pet planner. Now I thought I would get a start with a baby book as I have a few good friends at work that are going to be first time grandparents. So grab a coffee or a hot beverage and let’s get started.

Step 1: Start with selecting your favorite coordinating card stock and cut out two elephants out of Josets Elephant die, I Inked the edges with dark grey ink and added some pink for the checks.

Same thing with the little boy elephant as above.

Step 2: Take your favorite choice of baby designer paper and cut your base pages from Sidekick Essentials 3 & 6.

Step 3: Out of the same coordinating paper cut out 6- 3×4 waterfall pages and scored along the top @ 3/8″ so you can add your small photos to your pages.

Step 4: From Sidekick Essentials 1 – I cut out the photo frame and adhered velum behind it. I attached the heart clip from sidekick pocket filler pages 1.

Step 5: I used Planner Essentials 37 stitched letters and cut out the word BABY from the same coordinating paper.

Step 6: Last step I like to speckle my pages with a little white paint.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and that it brought you some inspiration, If you would like to see how I finish this book your can pop over to my Facebook page – Katie Porcina – as I will posting finish pictures soon. Have a wonderful and thanks for joining me.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

A Way With Words Joset Designs ModaScrap

Baby Puppy Love!

June 29, 2019

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with a fun baby card for you! 

Oh, my.  There is nothing like a puppy! Puppy eyes are guaranteed to melt any heart.  (But really it’s a little plan on their part to get what they want –– and it works!) You can’t get mad at this wee fellow when he knocks the frame askew!

Here’s Joset’s sweet Dog die set combined with some A Way With Words classics! It’s a celebration of Mark’s, Joset’s brother, new puppy who is to die for (the puppy that is 🙂 …)!

Here is how you can make this card for a new baby puppy dog!

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A Way With Words

Little Boxes Here, There, Everywhere!

June 2, 2018

Happy Saturday! It’s Suzanne here today.  We’re getting so close to the big date, this blog is starting to glow! I love being able to give you a Sneak Peek at a project I designed with the Gable Box from my new collection of dies and stamps! You can see many more projects on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and web site on June 5 – Not too long to wait!

These little boxes are so cute.  You’ll want to make a whole family of them!  They’re great for weddings, baby showers, teachers and, well, just about anyone.  It’s all about dressing them up.  And your imagination is the limit.

Here is how you make these little cuties –

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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock

Baby Love Butterflies

June 10, 2017


We all need baby cards at some point! But this set is so much more.  It’s Suzanne here today with an easy card that, with slight changes, can suit any little person’s colour palette!

Instead of the butterflies, you can substitute the Stars Spray stencil design or the Heart Spray stencil design, which is paired with paw prints. Oh, anyone have a new puppy? Pair Baby love with the Paw Prints Spray stencil. Awwww!

Here is how you can make this card!

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Pop It Ups Wednesday With Raquel – Welcome little one

June 1, 2016

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today.  I was inspired by Karen’s April Designer Challenge where she converted a pop stand into a box pop up.  I wanted to incorporate a few new items from Karen’s latest release too into my Pop Stand conversion “Welcome little one” baby card.  Let me show you how easy it is to convert a pop stand into a box card that’s cute as a button!

PIUWW Bathtub Baby 1

PIUWW Bathtub Baby 4

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Cherry Blossoms Baby Keepsake Box

March 28, 2016


Hello everyone, it’s Annette Green here from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team with a special gift for a young lady who’s expecting her first baby this summer. It’s a baby’s keepsake box to hold little treasures, including a mini album that I’m currently creating. As you can probably tell, she’s expecting a girl, so a pink color palette was in order, and I found the Cherry Blossom die to be a perfect embellishment. I’ll share how easy it was to create this gift.

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A Way With Words


August 6, 2015


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here. Today I am sharing a baby card that I created using one of the new Quietfire A Way with Words dies and Peel-Off Stickers.

Here’s how I created my card:

1. Creating the base card –

  • Cut a piece of designer paper 5 inches square. Cut a coordinating piece of designer paper 5 inches x 1 3/4 inches. Adhere the small rectangle piece of designer paper at the top of the square piece.
  • Cut a piece of white card 1 3/8 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Layer onto a piece of blue card that is 1 9/16 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Attach diagonally to the top portion of the card as per photo above, allowing for room underneath to  attach pram image.
  • Trim overhanging edges from sides of card.
  • Layer designer paper to blue card that measures 5 1/4 inches square.
  • Layer to top folded green card that measures 5 1/2 inches square (5 1/2 inches x 11 inches before folding)

2. Creating the Peel-Off Sticker images:

a.  Before reading the instructions below, you can see a video Els created using this technique here.

b.  Place a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive onto cardstock that is big enough for your peel-offs and remove the release sheet.

c.  Be careful not to touch the adhesive or it will leave fingerprints in the glitter.

d.  From the Baby Peel-Offs, place the pram and safety pins onto the release sheet (sticky side up).

e. Place the cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive, sticky side down, on top of the peel-offs (In other words, place sticky onto sticky.)

f.  Use release sheet in handling the cardstock until you cover the adhesive with glitter so you don’t leave fingerprints.

g.  Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.

h.  Color your images as desired using alcohol-based markers on the glitter.

i.  Cut around all peel-off pieces and attach to the card.

* Coloring Tips for alcohol-based markers and glitter: Remember that when using alcohol-based markers, such as Copics, work quickly and don’t let the tip of the marker linger on the glittered surface. Too much alcohol ink can dissolve the adhesive and remove the glitter. It takes very little ink to color the surface of the glittered image so work with a light touch. To get the faded look, lay a line of color down along one edge of the section you want to color and then use your blender pen to pull the color across the rest of the image. You may have to lay more color down to get deeper shading after you blend it out.

3. Adhere a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive Tape to the front of white card. Use the “Congratulations” sentiment from the new Way with Words Collection and die cut sentiment so that the adhesive is on the top of the word.

  • Remove protective backing from the adhesive and cover the sentiment with Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the white diagonal panel on the front of the card.


4. The inside of the card:

  • Cut a piece of white card 5 inches square.
  • Layer the white card onto a piece of blue card that is 5 1/4 inches square
  • Layer to inside of card.

5. Remove the building blocks outline from the Baby Peel-Off Stickers, place this safely on a scrap piece of the protective backing sheet of adhesive sheet used previously in steps above, so you can use this another time.

  • Roughly trim around the negative building blocks which remains. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the image as per photo above.
  • Cut a piece of Transfer Sheet large enough to fit over the building blocks. Remove the protective backing and place the tacky side of the Transfer Sheet onto the negative shapes. Burnish with a bone folder or your fingers and carefully lift the Transfer Sheet checking to ensure that all of the pieces lift at once. You can see Els’ video using this technique HERE.
  • Now move the Transfer Sheet with negative shapes attached to it over to the card. When it is in the right spot, place it down onto the card and rub the front of the Transfer Sheet to release the pieces onto the card. Carefully lift the Transfer Sheet to check and make sure all of the negative image pieces are now on the card. (Don’t remove the Transfer sheet until all pieces are in place).

6.  Die cut the words “It’s a” from the It’s a Boy/Girl die from green card that has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhered to the back of the card.

7. Die cut the letters “B O Y” using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set from green card that has Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhered to the back of the card.

  • Adhere the sentiment “It’s a Boy” to the lower right hand side of the card as per photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1051 Quietfire “Congratulations
969 It’s a Boy/Girl 
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
2593 Baby Peel-Off Stickers Black
600 Transfer Sheet
635 Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
509 Transparent Double Sided Tape 152mm
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
Cardstock: white, blue, green
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft Little One 6 1/2″ Paper Pad; Kaisercraft Cooper 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper
Foam Tape
Pop it Ups

Elizabeth Craft Designs April Designers Challenge – Baby

April 30, 2015

Welcome to our April Designers’ Challenge with this month’s theme – “Baby”. Els is expecting her FIRST granddaughter this month so we thought a baby theme would be fun! Let’s see what our talented designers created for you this month!

The first project is from Marsha Valk who created this super-cute onesie using one of the Star Buddies Peel-Offs as an outline and colored in the peel-off with fabric paint. This is such a fun technique! Follow Marsha’s step-by-step instructions on her blog HERE.

Baby 1 Marsha

Baby 2 Marsha

To match Marsha’s onesie, we have this beautiful card from Candy Spiegel. We love the way Candy colored the peel-offs to match perfect with the pattern paper she used for her Stand Up Helper card. She used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the It’s a Boy word die. See more at Candy’s blog HERE.


Our next featured project is from Raquel Mason who created this sweet Congrats card using the Rubber Ducky Peel-Offs and the new Circles die. We love how she used the negative of the peel-off to decorate the inside of the card. For more info and instructions, visit Raquel’s blog HERE.

ECD DC April Baby duck

ECD DC April Baby duck open

Angela Beavers used the Rubber Ducky die to create this adorable Congratulations Baby box. She used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the Alphabet 1 – Caps for the word “Baby”. What a fun project! Visit Angela’s blog HERE for instructions.

Angela 1

Angela 2

A very sweet card from our guest designer, Jackeline Rojas, is next. Jackeline used the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die to create her card base and decorated her card with the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand, the Small Tags and the It’s a Girl word die. She used a clever way to create the dress using one of the accessory dies from the Accordion Oval Card and the Tags & More 2 – Deco. See it HERE.

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Frances Byrne created this stunning card combining the Rectangle Accordion and the Tag Pivot Card. It is so neat how she used the Paris Edges on each end of the card. To decorate her card, she used our new Owl dies – isn’t he cute?! Visit Frances’ blog HERE for more info.


So many sweet cards today! This one is created by Debra Hensley who used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper and the flowers from Bunch of Flowers 2. The stamp she picked is just adorable and it matches perfectly with the flowers. Find instructions on Debra’s blog HERE

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This month’s challenge is especially close to Els’ heart as well as everyone at ECD as we are very excited for the little one’s arrival! We are so thankful to, and grateful for, all of our wonderful designers who did a tremendous job on their creations. We hope that you enjoyed this challenge today and we look forward to seeing you next time!

Pop it Ups

Baby Boy Card – Star Buddies

February 19, 2015

Star Monkey 1

Hello everyone. It’s Joset here today with a cute Baby Boy card. For this card I used the Star Buddies Peel-offs in black, the Accordion Star with the matching Star Fancy Frame Edges, Silk Microfine Glitter, and the It’s a Boy die that also includes the word Girl to use for a baby girl card.

To create the card.

1. Cut one accordion page using the Accordion Star main die from light green cardstock. Cut out the star in the middle and the long side tab so you’ll end up with the just a frame and a star. Ink edges on both.

2. Cut light blue cardstock 5” x 10”. Score and fold in half.

3. Cut 2 star frame edges from the same light blue cardstock and 2 from blue patterned paper. Tip: Apply double sided adhesive to the back of the cardstock and patterned paper first before die cutting.

4. Adhere light green frame to card front, then adhere Star Fancy Frame Edges pieces frame edges as shown in the photo. The four pieces line up and touch, creating the mitered corners. Adhere the star at the top left corner. 

5. Apply a piece of transparent double sided adhesive to white cardstock large enough to fit one Star Buddy Peel-off and 3 small stars. Transfer Peel-offs to the adhesive and sprinkle Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on top. If you are new to the glittering technique, review and follow the steps in Els’s You Tube video HERE before coloring your Peel-offs.

6. I used Copic markers and a blender pen to color my Peel-offs but you can use any brand of alcohol markers. Cut out Peel-offs.

7. Die cut 2 small light blue stars and 1 light green star using one of the accessory dies included in the Accordion Star die set. Adhere the 3 colored star Peel-offs on top. Adhere 2 stars in the bottom left corner of the frame and 1 in the bottom right. Adhere colored Star Buddy Peel-off on top of your light green star.

8. Die cut It’s a Boy from blue cardstock and adhere to card front as shown. Tip: Add double sided adhesive before die cutting.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Baby Boy card using the fun Star Buddies Peel-offs and will make one for the next baby boy or baby girl in your life!


Elizabeth Craft Designs –
971 Accordion Star
976 Star Fancy Frame Edges
969 It’s a Boy/Girl
2591 Star Buddies Peel-offs in Black
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
502 Transparant Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparant Double Sided Tape 6mm
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other –
Cardstock: White, Blue, Light Blue and Light Green
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 – Precious Memories Collection
Copic Markers
Blender Pen

It’s A Girl Stand Up Card

February 8, 2015


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today. A few weeks ago I created a stand up card using the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set for Els at CHA. I thought this fun card needed a tutorial! When I was looking at the Clip Board Topper included in the die set, I kept seeing a baby’s bottle. Of course I just had to create a baby card …. and baby girl cards seem to be the order of the day at ECD right now :).


Here is how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of cream cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold along score lines as shown above. Lightly score at 8 1/4″ but do not fold.


2. Position the Congratulations Stand Up Helper die so that the bottom of the die is lined up along the 8 1/4″ score line created in step 1. Die cut, remove excess cardstock from sentiment and fold upwards.

3. Place a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to pink cardstock that will be large enough to fit the Congratulations Stand Up Helper die. Die cut so that the adhesive is on the bottom, trim along the bottom edge of the word and adhere on top of the Congratulations on the cream card. See photo below.


4. Cut a piece of cream cardstock 4 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ and adhere to the panel behind the Congratulations to hide the opening.

5. Cut a piece of cream cardstock and a piece of pink designer paper 4 1/2″ x 6″. Line up the main tag die from the Tags & More 8 – Lattice at the top of the cream cardstock and die cut. Snip off the excess cardstock around the top of the die and then use your trimmer to trim off both sides to make them even with the top part of the die. Trim tag shape so it is 5 1/2″ long.

6. Repeat the process above but this time with the pink designer paper. Once you have your tag, place the decorative overlay die from the same die set at the top so the hole in the overlay lines up with the hole in the tag and also lines up with the tag shape of the card and then die cut.

7. Adhere the pink designer paper tag to the cream tag. Die cut a square reinforcement from pink cardstock and adhere it around the hole on the top of the tag. See photo below. You’ll see the reinforcement just poking above and underneath the pink bow.

8. Use a pink Copic marker to color the Silver Borders Assorted Peel-Off Stickers then add them around the border of the tag. Apply Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the 2 1/2″ panel on the folded stand up card we created in step 1 and attach the tag to this panel so that the bottom of the tag lines up with the bottom of this panel.


9. Fold the card so that the card is closed and trim off the top of the folded card using the top of the tag as a guide. When the card is closed it should look like the tagged shaped card as shown above.


10. Cut a piece of designer paper 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″. Adhere this to the panel in front of the Congratulations Stand Up Helper word. Use the lattice border die included in the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set, die cut and adhere to borders from pink card. (Tip: Add some Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of the pink card before die cutting the border). Add the pink borders to the designer paper as shown above. Add Pink/Silver Glitter Dots to the border as shown above.

11. Add Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of cream cardstock large enough to fit the It’s A Boy/Girl Die. Die cut words. Position “It’s A Girl” to the card as shown above.


12. Using the Clipboard Topper die from the Tags & More 8 – Lattice die set, die cut one clipboard topper from pink cardstock and one from kraft cardstock. (Note: The clipboard die has a hole in the top. For this hole not to cut, first die cut two dots from chipboard using the same die. Then place the dots in the hole on the die to cover the hole. Use a pice of tape to keep the dots in place. When you now use your die, it won’t cut the hole). Cut the bottom part of the pink clipboard topper and adhere to kraft clipboard topper as shown above. Ink edges of topper with pink. Add Pink/Silver Glitter Dots as shown below.

13. Cut a piece of cream cardstock 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″. Trim off the bottom corners of the cardstock at a slight angle and the top corners at a bigger angle as shown above. Ink edges with pink. Adhere the top of the bottle to the cream cardstock.

14. Add Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive to the back of pink cardstock large enough to die cut the letters BABY. Adhere the letters to the baby’s bottle. Adhere bottle to the front of the tag using foam tape.

15. Tie a bow using pink ribbon and attach over the tag hole.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.


Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tags & More 8 – Lattice (961)
Congratulations Stand Up Helper (935)
It’s A Boy/Girl (969)
Alphabet 1 – Caps (967)
Pink / Silver Glitter Dots (SKU 7018)
Silver Borders Assorted (SKU 1167)
Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm (508)
Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm (506)
Cream Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
Kaisercraft Pitter Patter 6 1/2″ Paper Pad
Pink Ribbon
Pink Ink
Foam Tape
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