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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

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Planner Essentials

Merry Christmas with red bells

December 2, 2022

Hi Everyone, It’s Els here and my turn again to give you some Christmas Inspiration. I made this white and Gold Christmas Card, below you find the step by step instructions. Have fun creating this card and I can’t wait to see yours!

White Christmas Card with Red bell

Cut all the Items out of White and Gold cardstock.

Cut the holes of the frame and Glue the white frame on the Gold one a bit offset.

Glue the white holly leaves on the Gold ones offset and glue red balls on them.

Shape the flowers with a ball tool.

Take some stamens and a gold big stamen and pull them through the whole in the flower first 2 small Gold ones and then all the white ones, also take 3 red bells and attach a thread to them.

Attach the frame on a card that measures 4 1/4″ – 8 1/2″.

Take the bells and attach them with a knot on the frame see image.

Attach the Holly leaves and on top of that the flower. I also put 2 big gold stamens under the flower.

Take the Merry Christmas Stamp and stamp it with Versamark and Gold embossing powder. Glue this on top of a piece Gold paper and adhere it on the card.

I hope you like the card and that you will give it a try.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other materials used:

Gold Cardstock

3d Foam

Stamens White and Gold

Red bells

Gold Embossing powder

Joset Designs

No Sew Felt Ornament

November 30, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. When I first saw the Holiday Stocking, I knew that it would make a cute ornament. Not only that, but it would make a great way to give a gift card. I do not always want to pull out my sewing machine so I have opted for a no sew method.


Cut two stockings out of felt from the Holiday Stocking die set. Also cut the stocking cuff from white felt. For this stocking, I used glittered felt. The snowflake is from the Warm Winter Mug die set. I have cut the toe and the heel from green felt.

The felt glue is a bit on the thick side. Because I want to have the thinnest seam possible, I found it easier to apply the glue around the edge with a toothpick. The glue will dry clear

Lay the second stocking on top. I prefer to weight it down with a heavy book to dry. Once dry, attach the cuff, toe, heel, and snowflake.

I added a small hole in the back and tie a ribbon loop to make it into an ornament.

For a decorative option, you can add a blanket stitch to the stocking. I marked 1/4″ into the stocking and 1/4″ apart

Using thread or floss, create a blanket stitch around the edge of the stocking. It gives a fun, handmade feel

Here are a few of the stockings that I created with this technique. It is the perfect size to slip in a gift card or money.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Believe – Santa and his Penguin

November 28, 2022

Karen here today sharing a couple Christmas Cards! Christmas is less than a month away. Do you have all your cards done? Ya, me neither – but I am making them with these fun new and older designs from Joset. In today’s cards edition, I used the new Santa Claus from the Warm & Cozy Collection and the Penguin from an older collection (still relevant and fun!).

First up is the fun new Santa Claus! He is carrying his bag full of toys for kids and adults who believe! I used red, black and 90 lb white Soft Finish Cardstock (from ECD) to create him. All of the pieces “on top” were backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before cutting to make it so much easier! The face is colored with Copics E00 and R20, the beard and other gray features with Copics C1 and C3 and eyes with Copic C7. The glasses and buckle are die cut with gold cardstock. For the Sentiment, I used the new Holiday Treats Sentiment Set on top of Santa’s list that is colored with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink.

And one of my older favorites – the Penguin! Again, I used black, green and Soft Finish Cardstock to create this sweet little guy. The feet are colored with Copic YR14. I just love him! He is on top of a Stitched Circle as is the sentiment. The cardstock on all of these are a combination of TH and G45 that I had in my scrap pile!

That’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Copics, Distress Inks, Patterned and plain colors cardstock, red dots, lace

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Jellie’s Christmas house

November 28, 2022

Hii all, it is almost the best time of the year in my opinion. If I aks my nephew he would say the same. The card that I’m sharing with you today is a birthday card for him. He love his cat Jellie and like Christmas. That’s for me 2 good things to combine.

For this card I use the beautiful Christmas Lives Here and some Soft Finish Cardstock for the cat.

I started with a stitched hexagon as base.

Instead of a doghouse I made a cat house. When you use this dies you only made the green part. I adhere some black paper so it looks more like a closed house.

After that I made the red parts and made some Christmas lights. The ligths are a dies from de Holiday Bird House. It brings me into the Christmas mood. I made some sparkling Christmas lights with the Silk Microfine Glitter. Just die-cut the lights with some double sided adhesive at the top. That is why I can put some glitter at it and rub it to the tape.

Now the cat is still missing. My nephew have a cat named Jellie. He is black with white and some green/yellow eyes. He is wearing a party hat from the party time dies.

When I finished everything the background was empty. It was a little late when I think about making a background with a stencil. So I did it very carefully at the sides.

I hope you like this blogpost and get some ideas.

Thankyou for visiting and see you next time!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • S047 Planner Stencil 3

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot and Crushed Olive
  • Micron pen Black and Brown
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