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No.7 Planner Pocket

September 10, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my No.7 Planner Pocket.

To create my No.7 Planner Pocket, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and the Art Journal Specials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner pocket at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper and die cut the Pocket die from the Planner Essentials 22 – Planner Pocket 3 – Top Loading twice. On the pocket that will be the front, place the rectangle die from the same die set and place it in the middle of the front pocket. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Cut a piece of vellum that measures 3 1/2″ x 6″.

Step Three. Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 3 7/8″ x 8″.

Step Four. From a piece of coordinating patterned paper, die cut the tattered tag topper from the Planner Essentials 22 – Planner Pocket 3 – Top Loading Die. Ink the edges of the topper using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the same die, die cut the reinforcement strips out of black cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the arrow strip out of black cardstock from the same die used in the previous step.

Step Seven. Choose another piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces out of the patterned paper. From the same die, die cut the stitched rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose a third piece of coordinating patterned paper and die cut the stitched banner from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Topper die. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Choose two of the flower stems from the Flower Power die and die cut them out of kraft cardstock.

Step Ten. Next you’ll need the Pieces of Life 2 – Numbers & Labels stamp set. From the stamp set, you need the No. and 7. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the two stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the 7 out. Cut the No. word into a strip. Ink the edges of the No. and 7 using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Adhere the vellum to the back side of the die cut hole in the front pocket.

Step Twelve. Adhere the stitched rectangle to the middle of the note piece. Staple the arrow piece to the middle of the stitched rectangle piece. Foam square the stitched banner 1/2″ from the bottom and all the way to the right hand side of the note piece. Adhere the No. and 7 as desired on the banner. Staple the note piece to the bottom right hand side of the note pocket as desired.

Step Thirteen. Staple the two flower stems as desired in the middle of the vellum piece in the pocket.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the front pocket to back pocket on the tabs and sides. Make sure that the top of the pocket isn’t adhere together.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the reinforcement strips over top of the holes on the now formed pocket.

Step Sixteen. Adhere the torn tab topper to the top of the black cardstock piece.

Step Seventeen. Slide the black cardstock piece with topper at the top of the pocket.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my No.7 Planner Pocket at home.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Wild Whisper Designs: Strength of the Season Paper Pack
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum and Mini Stapler

Just Smile

August 30, 2020

Karen here today sharing a card I made with some of the fun, new products from the Art Journal line. This beautiful line of products is terrific for cardmaking, scrapbooking and – of course – art journaling!

I started this card by first cutting that pretty border from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock using one of the dies from the Journal Edges set. I placed it on a piece of green cardstock and added another small strip of green cardstock just above the die cut part. I left a small part at the top with no glue, so I could tuck flowers in. I then cut the whole thing with a Stitched Rectangle Die. See below.

Next, I used the Watercolor Palette to paint beautiful flowers cut using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock from the Flower Power Dies and from the Floral Insert Dies. I love the vibrant colors!

I added the flowers using Kids Choice Glue leaving the tops not fully glued down. I also added the “Smile” sentiment (from the Zen Sentiments Clear Stamps) to the card front. To finish off this card, I added some pink bakers twine.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Pink bakers twine, black ink and green cardstock

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Wedding card

June 11, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team post and video. For today´s post I´ve created a wedding card in green, red and white. I wanted to play with very traditional colours to create these mixed media cards.

Here is how to make these cards:

Step 1: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and fold it into a card size of your choice. Then take the Make Your Mark stencil and place it on top of the white surface and apply modeling paste thru the stencil onto the background. I like to create an irregular pattern instead of filling the whole background. I find that more interesting to the eye.
Step 2: Now take watercolour/mixed media paper and stamp with Flower Power stamps and embossing ink onto that piece. Then pour fine white embossing powder on top of heat set if with a heat tool. While you are at it, make a bigger set of flowers!
Step 3: Now take watercolours (or use watercolour pencils, markers or Distress Inks or any coloring media you like to use) and color the flowers in red tones.
Step 4: After you are done coloring the flowers, paint a piece of white cardstock with light green watercolor tone and die cut leaves using the Trio of Leaves dies.

Step 5: Arrange the leaves and flowers onto the card base and adhere on place. I adhered the flower with 3D foam to get some additional texture, the leaves are adhered with liquid glue, but you could also use Clear Double Sided Adhesive (add to paper before die cutting!).
Step 6: Now take a strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto it. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set here. Adhere on place with 3D foam.
Step 7: If you prefer, you can add some green or red splatters onto the background with a watercolor brush, just make sure you protect the rest of the card with a paper towel.

I really like how this card turned out. I matted the card onto a light green cardstock in the end to get some additional contrast to the card. But this is totally optional – you could also work with a solely white card base.

While I created this card, I did several flowers and die cut a bunch of leaves, so I could make a batsch of cards at once. I used the same technique, but did cards in just a slightly smaller size. Here they are:

For a better idea I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it!!

I hope you enjoyed this month´s tutorial. See you again next month with another card idea. By the way, I´ve used a watercolour set from my own stash for the cards, but give the new watercolours at the store a try – they have such great colours in the set! Plus, note that the leaves I used are not available at the store, so I replaced them with a really nice leaf set in the supply list.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Sizzix Big Shot A4
Hero Arts Chalkboard ink, black
Modeling Paste
Palette knife
Pearlescent watercolours
Distress Ink – Barn Door
3D foam squares

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Videos

Summer Flowers Card Set

June 29, 2017

Hello there everyone, its Sanna here today with a fun and colorful project for the Die Cut Design Team.  It’s a Summer Flowers Card Set, and I want to share how easy it is to make more than one card using the same color palette with the Stitched Fishtail Banners and Fitted Circles dies, plus the Flower Power Clear Stamps set and coordinating Flower Power dies.
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Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider ModaScrap

Flower Cards: I Love Fussy Cutting

June 25, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

I admit it: I love ‘fussy cutting’! I know it’s not everybody’s favorite activity, but I really like sitting down with a pair of fine point scissors to cut around complicated shapes even when I have dies that would do the job and significantly reduce the time it takes to do a project. Dies leave a bit of a halo around the shapes, fussy cutting goes right up to the outlines. Yes, I do like to hand-hem what I sew, too. And I hand-baste rather than using pins when I sew a seam on the machine. I think it’s the slow pace that appeals to me, along with the hands-on aspect.

Today’s projects include stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting for the flowers, but I did include some die cutting for the Shimmer Sheetz branches, tag reinforcement and corners, the tag itself, and the Garden Fairies on the bonus card.

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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Monochromatically Beautiful

March 25, 2017


Hello!  I’m excited to show you this dramatic and beautiful card, easy to do by just combining some floral stamps and a bold die.  By making it monochromatic, the card is easy to replicate using any of your favorite colors.  It’s also a fun and relaxing card to make as multiples since there is coloring involved.  My favorite color palette changes daily and as you can see, I felt like reds with a splash of black for my choice the day this one took shape.  Read on for more information on how I made this beauty.

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Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – March

March 21, 2017

Hi everyone,

It is time for our Coloring Design Team March Designer Challenge. Our challenge this month is Fabulous Florals – Spring is upon us, so let’s see those flowers on our cards this month.

For today’s challenge we are giving away a “Fabulous Flowers” pack to 3 winners. The winners will receive the following:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan’s Garden Tulip 2; Suzanne Cannon A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What is your favorite springtime flower?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing. 
The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – February

February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our February Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge. This month our challenge theme is …. Things with Wings – Include something on your card that has wings!

Ten of the new stamp sets designed by designer Krista Schneider contain something that has wings! Whether it is a bird, owl, bee, butterfly, or dragonfly there’s a lot to choose from.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a “Things with Wings” prize pack that includes Krista Schneider’s Feathered Friends stamp & matching die set, ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and Joset Designs Birds to 3 people.

To enter simply leave a comment on this challenge post below and tell us “What ECD product is on your wish list?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 24, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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