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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!

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Life is better on the farm – By Katie Porcina

May 11, 2023

Good day everyone, Thank you for joining me with todays blog post. I wanted to share with you this super cute 3 page planner that I created for a special friend. So grab a coffee and lets walk through how I created these super fun pages.

Step 1: Cut 2 base pages from kraft card stock. Next take a 8 1/2 x 11 card stock and cut it to 8 1/4 x 8 1/2 along the 8 1/2 side score at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 (see picture above)

Step 2: Attach your folded paper to your base page.

Step 3: Cut and adhere your designer papers of your choice.

Step 4: Next cut your folded base for your tractor and chicken. Take your cardstock and cut a strip 1 1/2 x 9 1/2 and score @ 4 1/4 and 7″ fold and attach your pattern paper. Next adhere to your page to create the Z FOLD. (As per picture below)

Step 5: Cut your Tractor, Chickens x 2 (1 white & 1 brown chicken) Pig, mud puddle, carrots, corn, hay, grass, eggs, hedge, sunflowers and sky from your favorite card stock, ink your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assemble.

Step 6 : Cut your barn, cow , grass and sunflower from card stock, ink and assemble. Assemble your barn as per picture above.

Step 7: Add your designer paper to your second base page. Next, cut out corn and sheep from your favorite card stock, ink and assemble.

Step 8: On this page you will create a waterfall for your pictures. From kraft cardstock cut 8 pieces 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 and score 1/2 along each top of your pieces. Add your choice of designer paper and assemble your waterfall flaps. last I added my sheep and the corn.

Step 9: Attach your cut flower reinforcements to your pages and your done!

I hope todays blog post brought you some inspiration, until next time have a wonderful creative day!


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Planner Essentials Stamping Uncategorized

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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Joset Designs

Hoppy Easter – by Katie Porcina

April 7, 2023

Hi crafty friends, Katie here with todays blog post. I created this cute card last year but never posted it and with Josets cute critters being on sale for 25% off this week, I thought it would be a good time to post this cute Easter Card.

Start with cutting out your bunny, basket, eggs, carrots, leaves and flowers from your favorite card stock. I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and assemble.

Next, I cut my card base and layers from the stitched rounded squares #1702. The background I inked the edges with some yellow ink, next I layered my card bases together. I adhered my basket, eggs, branches, flowers and pop-dotted my bunny and white flowers.

Last step: I always love to speckle, this time I speckled with Vintage Photo Ink.

I hope you enjoyed todays post and it brought you some inspiration.

Have a wonderful creative day >Katie<

Joset Designs

A mini album on wheels by Katie Porcina

March 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post. I have a fun inspirational piece to show you using Joset’s super cool Food Truck, Accessories and Stamps. So grab a coffee or your favorite beverage and lets begin.

From your favorite card stock cut out pieces of food, accessories, picnic table, food truck and tires. I cut the bottom strip from Doodlebug Bar-B-Cute. Next, stamp the sentiment Burger and Fries and matted it on card stock.

Next, I cut the inside pages by tracing the truck out and cutting them out. Next I used my Cinch and wired my book together.

You will want to line your tires up with your front tires.

On different pages I added photo mats hot dogs, pretzels, hamburgers and Ice Creams.

There are so many different books you can make, bakery, pet album and travel the food truck albums are endless. I hope this project brought you some inspiration, if you have any questions please send me a Facebook message to Katie Porcina. Thank you and have a wonderful creative day!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

How lucky I am! By Katie Porcina

March 10, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post! and today we are creating a fun St. Patrick’s Day Planner page set. Nothing says luck than a rainbow, lucky clover and a pot of gold. So grab a hot beverage or a green beer and lets get started.

Step 1: Out of your choice of cardstock cut out your gnome, clovers and black pot. The gold coins are the centers of reinforcement circles cut from gold cardstock. Once all your pieces are cut, ink your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assemble.

Step 2: Out of the Curved Library Pocket, cut out the word Lucky from black and green cardstock, assemble and set aside.

Step 3: Out of Sidekick Essentials 19 cut two base pages and two mats, ink your edges and attach your photo mats.

Step 4: I used a Lawn Fawn die for my rainbow and cut from coordinating cardstock and assembled.

Step 4: I attached my Lucky word and pop-dotted my clover. Next, I pop-dotted my rainbow and gnome!

Step 5: attach your pot of gold and adhere your gold coins, pop-dot both of my clovers!

Step 6: Attach your reinforcements from your Sidekick Planner Essentials 19 and the circles from Reinforcements Pack 1.

Step 7: Final step, speckle with white paint!

Thank you for joining me today, I hope it brought you some inspiration! Have a wonderful crafty day!

Planner Essentials

My heart belongs to you! by Katie Porcina

February 24, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays blog post. This year my husband and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary, and with the prompt being “love” for the month of February I wanted to create this heartfelt creation for my planner essentials album. So grab a coffee and I will walk you through how I created these pages!

Step 1: Out of the worn wood paper cut your large heart, and cut your small heart from your choice of designer paper I used an older 49 & Market collection. Next, I cut out some white branches from blooming branches. I cut out two mats and added my ephemera and accessories.

Step 2: Cut two base pages from planner essentials 1 from your choice of designer paper, next I cut my polaroid photo mat from planner essentials 3 & 4 and tags from the worn wood designer paper. Cut out your quote “Enjoy this moment” from planner essentials 8.

Step 3: Creating your small heart pocket, first take your large heart stitched die and cut from clear acetate, next cut your small heart from your designer paper and attach. You will want to add your holes and line it up to the match the holes on your planner base page.

I attached the pocket leaving the top open to add my tags. Last assemble your pages as per the picture above adding your ephemera, branches, quotes, flowers, photo mats, date and enforcement rings on both pages.

I hope todays post brought you some inspiration to create your own anniversary or special moment pages.

Have a wonderful day and happy creating, >Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Love grows here

February 17, 2023

Hi everyone! It is Lisanne here today with a new blogpost. It is a few days ago when it was 14 february but I think loving someone can be at any day.

Let’s start with the background I made at the Fitted Rounded Rectangle. I used a stencil from the Planner Stencils 1 and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide. I also inked the edged and make some lines at the background.

After that I made all the elements for this card. I started with the hay ride. Everything is inked with Distress Ink at the Soft Finish Cardstock.

I made the scarecrow as a boy and a girl. For the girl I used hair from the Holiday Elf Hers.

When I adhere the Hay ride at the card I missed something. I added some hay at the Hay ride.

The two scarecrows are in the car and I think they like each other.

At least I added a fishtail with the sentiment ‘love grows here’.

I hope that you like this cute card with the two scarecrows who fall in love with each other.

Thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

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Hand drawn stamps Uncategorized

Secrets of a mixed media butterfly! by Katie Porcina

February 10, 2023

Hi Everyone, Katie here, and todays blog post is based on a challenge from Joset! I am so excited to be using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Hand Drawn Stamp & Die Collection. I decided to take her up on her challenge and do a creative background with stencils, inks and distress spray. So grab a coffee or tea and lets get started!!

Step 1: Take a sheet of heavy watercolor paper and cut it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Step 2: I took one of the stencils from Planner stencils 3 and added distress ink directly to the back of the stencil, next I spritzed it with water and pressed it to my watercolor paper and dried it with my heating tool. Next, I took my pink distress ink pad and smooched it against my mat, spritzed it with water. Then I took my reversed stencil image and dabbed it into my smooshed ink, and dry.

Step 3: Stamp and cut out your butterfly images and your tag from Esther new release as per picture above.

**Optional** I added some stenciling and a butterfly to the inside of my card base.

Step 4: I sprayed distress black soot on my matt, next I took a lid and rubbed it into the black soot and created the circles on my card image. I took my card front dragged the edges in the remainder of the ink on my matt and speckled. (See picture below)

Step 5: I pop dotted my butterfly with a foam dot.

Step 6: I took my ticket tag and adhered it to my card front as per picture above, next I added some black Sisal and adhered my butterfly on top.

Step 7: I added the word hello but any script word will do, next I matted my card front to black card stock and adhered it to a card base that is 6 x 9 1/2, scored @ 4 3/4″.

Thank you for joining me with todays blog post I hope it gave you some creative inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

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.


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