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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

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Cozy winter

September 6, 2023

Hii everyone,

Here is a new blogpost from me. I’m totally in the Christmas Mood. A little while ago I made a Christmas Foodtruck during a Facebooklive. Today I made an another truck for the Christmas Season. At this truck you can buy your Christmas tree in different sizes.

I started with the truck from the Foodtruck dies. I used paper from the Beautiful Brights and Pretty Pastels. I also colored some pieces with Distress Ink and Soft Finish Cardstock. In the truck I adhere a table and a Christmas tree. I also made a cash desk.

The wheels are from a stamp from the Planner Essentials ‘cozy days’. The trees on top of the truck are from the Sidekick Essentials.

The gnome bought this year a small Christmas tree. The gnome is made with Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink.

The trees fits perfect in these milk cans. I wish I have this at my home. The milk cans are from the Farm Accessoires. I die-cut 8 milk cans. I adhere the top of 2 milk cans together so it can stand.

And at least this signboard. I also die-cut this part 2 times so I can make it stand.

When you put everything togehter, you get this little scenery. Now you can understand that there are more possibilities with the truck for this festival. So soon you will see more.

Thankyou for visiting and see you the next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne

3D christmas ornament

September 4, 2023

Hi all! Here is Sylvia again for you on the blog. I used to postpone making my Christmas cards as long as possible, which causes me to rush making them until the last moment. This year I decided to start early, as the end of the year is always hectic. So today I want to show you how I made this fun and easy 3D ornament, using only 2 different sets by Joset. And I have a little bonus card as well, made with the leftovers from the ornament. So let’s get started!

Step 1: using soft finish cardstock, diecut both rows of houses from set 1691 village edges, as well as the trees and the fence. Keep the little dropouts from the windows, you are going to need those! Using set 2065 shakers, diecut the solid circle in black, and (at least) four rings in soft finish cardstock. (if you want more dimension, cut more rings, as we are going to layer them). Cut the top of the ornament twice.

Step 2: Use the solid circle die to diecut the bottom of the house rows, so that they make a perfect fit in the ornament. (as you might notice, my back row has a gap at the side, I have fixed that). Glue the back row of houses on the black circle, layer at least 3 white rings on top of that.

Step 3: stack the dropouts from the windows in the exact same amount as the layer of rings you glued on (e.g. if you used 3 rings in step 2, use 3 dropouts on top of each other as well, so that your houses are at the same depth, 4 rings = 4 stacked dropouts etc) and glue the stacked dropouts at the back of the front row of houses. Glue the front row of houses in place at the bottom of the ornament.

Step 4: arrange trees and fence to your liking, cut off the excess. Glue another ring on top to make a nice finish. Glue the top of the ornament on back and front to make it extra sturdy.

As a bonus I made an extra Christmas card with the leftovers from the village edges. Here’s how to do that:

Step 1:  fold a piece of blue cardstock in half, put your solid die slightly over the fold so that it won’t cut all the way through and run it through your machine. Now you have a double round card with a top fold.

Step 2. Fold your card open, position the ring die on the front of the circle card and run it through but NOT all the way. Cut the imprinted circle by hand (see photo for reference). Now you have a solid circle card with a front open ring.

Step 3: Splatter some white ink or paint on the solid part. I used distress stain picket fence. Arrange the leftover houses from the first ornament (diecut the edges in the same way using the solid circle die) and arrange them on the card with the fence and some trees.

Step 4: diecut the bottom of the snowglobe 2 times, once as it is, once with an extra long piece of cardstock at the top that you can fold to make the card stand. Glue all pieces together, diecut the label in soft finish cardstock.  Stamp a sentiment from set CS 148 (or any other winter sentiment that fits) and adhere that to the bottom of the card. Notice my card fold on top isn’t exactly horizontal, I got a bit distracted when glueing the houses on, oops! (I guess that’s why my nickname is Silly 🙂

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, I’d be happy to help you!

Happy crafting!



Paper flowers

Xmas in July

July 28, 2023

Hi Everyone, It’s Els again. While it is 30 degrees out there, I thought like a lot of other people, let’s make a Xmas Card….I hope to give you some inspiration with this one! Below you find the instructions how to make this card, also for the Image you can visit my blog and take the image to make this card! Have fun making it!!

Cut all the flowers, Branches and leaves from the Soft Finish Cardstock, and color them with Ink.

Attach some of the Styrofoam balls on the branch.

Cut also the Number reinforcers from Red Cardstock and the alphabet tabs from red and white, I put some glitter on the 25 also shape the flowers and stick them together.

Cut the number reinforcers shorter and make snow dots on them. also put some prills in the flower centers and cut the image of the reindeer. Now you can decorate the card with all of these Items.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

  • Soft Finish Cardstock
  • CS260 on the road again
  • 1986 Alphabet tabs
  • 2032 Number reinforcers
  • Florals 23
  • 2027 Stemmed Flowers
  • Other materials
  • Red and creme Cardstock
  • Glitter
  • Glossy accent
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Ink
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Uncategorized

Merry Day After Christmas

December 26, 2022

Karen here hoping your Christmas Day was filled with love and good memories. There’s no better way to preserve those memories than in a scrapbook! Creating pages using the Planner Essentials line is easy and fun! Today’s pages are for Day 25 of my December Day-by-Day album! (I created these pages right before Christmas, so I’ll add pictures to them later…)

I used a Planner Essentials 55 (over a Planner Essentials 4) for the front of the page. How fun are these file folder pockets. I added a strip of paper to each of the tops of the pockets and dotted the bottom to make sure they stood out. I used the Library Pocket Filler Cards (one of them is cut down to fit the page) for the tags and added the small heart from the Gnomes set to keep the cards from slipping down. I’ll add pictures to the tags soon. And, of course, you can see that I added a sweet Gnome too! That fun ribbon is from a present someone wrapped for me. I didn’t yet open the present, but I had to steal the ribbon off of it.

On the back of the page is a space for more pictures along with a Stitched Circle and another Gnome. All of the paper I used on these pages is from the Christmas Lives Here set, except for this green snowflake paper. Of course, no page is complete without some fun reinforcements. (I’m addicted to them!)

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Green pattern and colored cardstock. Dark and light silver glitter pens. Half pearls. Ribbon.

Joset Designs

Heart Warmer

December 19, 2022

Hello everyone. Jackie here today with my last blog post for 2022, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy crafty 2023!

Today I have kept things quite simple with a pretty inky background created using distress oxide inks and water and I have made my own stamp using the snowflake die!!

Step One:

Ink blend the whole front of a piece of A2 white card, here I have used three shades of blue ink but feel free to use which colours you prefer. Don’t worry to much about a perfect blend as we will be adding water later.

Step Two:

Die cut the snowflake into some fun foam, use at least 2mm fun foam to give a good impression. Attach the foam snowflake to an acrylic block using some double sided tape.

Step Three:

Spritz the prepared foam stamp with water then press into the inked background, push down for a few seconds then lift off the stamp. repeat all over the inked panel creating a snowflake pattern. Don’t worry if you get a few splash marks this will add to the effect.

Step Four:

Use a stitched rectangle die to cut down the background then fix the panel to the front of a top folding card blank using 3d foam pads.

Step Five:

Die cut the deer three times from white card then glue them altogether creating a sturdy topper, glue this to the card front then add a tiny red die cut heart.

Step Six:

White heat emboss the sentiment to black card before trimming down to a thin banner. Fix the sentiment in place using more 3d foam pads then add a few sequins and a splash of white craft drops to finish.

Quite a simple design today, I love the pop of red against the blue and white on this one. I hope you have been inspired to give this water/ink technic a go and I hopefully see some designs over on the family group. Happy crafting – Jackie x

Products Used

Other product used

Distress oxide ink – salty ocean

Distress oxide ink – tumbled glass

Distress oxide ink – broken china

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Uncategorized

December Day-by-Day

December 12, 2022

Karen here. I have SO much fun every year creating a day-by-day scrapbook for December using the fabulous Planner Essentials Line! What a treasure these scrapbooks are to look at in future years! This year, I’m getting a bit of a late go because I was on a road trip, but it sure does make the first few days easy to find pictures! I used Annette’s sidekick planner class for inspiration as well as the prompts provided in the ECD Planner Group on Facebook.

How SWEET is the new Santa Claus from Joset?! I used the Christmas Lives Here paper for the page base diecut from Planner Essentials 4 and added a panel (from that collection as well). The 2022 is from the FuN Alphabet Tabs collection. The word “days” is cut using the Planner Essentials 23 set.

The day 1 prompt is “Let the Fun Begin” and I sure did. The picture is when we had just started off on our road trip! The paper is again from the Christmas Lives here collection (that comes in the December Sidekick Class along with the Sidekick Essentials 25). The number, tab, circles and mittens are in the Sidekick Essentials collection.

Day 2’s prompt is “My Favorite Color.” When asked, I usually say “green” – but in this case, I was at the Grand Canyon on December 2, so I am using “Nature” as my favorite color. The Grand Canyon had amazing hues of tan, green, red, brown and grays. Beautiful! No page is complete without some reinforcements, in my humble opinion. I linked up all three amazing sets below.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Red and metallic cardstocks, Dymo Labels

Joset Designs

Merry Christmas

December 8, 2022

Hello everyone, Alice here! Today it’s my turn on the blog. This time I made a Christmas card using the Penguin die from Joset. Love this cute little friend and it fits perfect for a winter/ Christmas themed card.

For background I used the Dotted background die that I cut out of a piece of patterned paper from thw Worn Wood paper pack. I really like the pattern of this paper.

I backed the dotted background with a piece of white cardstock so it looks like snow. How cute is that!

Then I made four penguins which each a different hat from the winter accessories set. Love this cute little friend in his winter outfit.

I then die cut the sentiment Merry Christmas to add to the middle of the card. This is an older die but I love the handwriting of it.

I added one penguin on each side of the sentiment. I wanted to use all four but the cards was too small so I added 2 little friends on the inside of the card.

I hope you like the cute pinguins as much as I do. They are so lovely!

See you next time!!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Paper flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry Christmas with Karan

December 7, 2022

Hi Creative friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

I am making a few changes in my Design Team commitments heading into 2023, one of those changes I am making is with Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have decided its time for me to say farewell, so i am sharing my last project with you for Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

I decided to keep it simple and I designed a Christmas card using Florals 12, which has been a favorite of mine to create with. I cut 8 large florals 12 and two of the small flowers, and 8 leaves, 

The Merry Christmas title is from an older EC Die (1576 Words 5-Winter Wishes) 

I coloured them with aged mahogany, and the leaves with peeled paint, pretty much my stand by colours for florals 12 when creating poinsettias. 

I hope you enjoy my last project with Elizabeth Craft Designs and want to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year!

Thank you for dropping by today and for following me along the past two years as i shared my projects with you. 
Joset Designs

North Pole

December 5, 2022

Hello everyone. Jackie here with today’s blog post. I have made a snowy mountain scene with the cream top part of the Warm Winter Mug set 1996 complete with marshmallow boulders, I do love to play around with the dies. Before we start, whilst making this card I changed the way I added the sentiment so a couple of the photos will not show the sentiment on.

Step One:

Ink Blend the front of an A6 Europe or A2 U.S top folding card blank. Here I used Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry.

Step Two:

Create two snowbanks from white card, trim a panel to fit the card front then fussy cut a curvy edge to both pieces. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the front snowbank then attach both panels using foam pads.

Step Three:

Die cut three mountains and three mountain peaks. Ink the top of the mountain peak with a little of the Picked Raspberry ink then adhere them in place between the snowbanks.

Step Four:

Add three die cut snowflakes. I have chosen to hang them over the edges, but you could add them wherever you wish.

Step Five:

Finish off by adding the marshmallow boulders and sequins and gems.

I hope you enjoyed todays blog and have been inspired to look at your dies in a different way.

until next time, happy crafting – Jackie xx

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