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Paradise

October 9, 2021

Hello there, Jackie here today. I know we are well into Autumn but I just couldn’t resist one last summery make. I have mixed the old with the new to create this little bit of paradise.

Step One:

Start by preparing the card base. Use the largest die from the circle set 1116 to draw a circle on the front of a 4.25 x 4.25″ card blank ensuring to leave the circle overhanging the top edge slightly, carefully cut out the circle creating a circular shaped card. Use the same die to die cut a circular panel.

Step Two:

Die cut and build all the elements inking or colouring which ever way you would like, here I have used distress inks around the edges leaving a small white area in the centres of the flowers and leaves.

Step Three:

To create the wooden sign. Use the chisel end of a brown alcohol marker to draw irregular lines onto a scrap piece of brown card. Fussy cut out a plank shape and ink around the edges then white heat emboss your sentiment.

Step Four:

Attach the circular panel to the card blank then arrange all the elements fixing some in place with 3d foam pads for added dimension. If you do not want your card to rock then snip off a small piece on the reverse side of the card blank.

Thank you for stopping by today…I hope I have inspired you to mix the old with the new.

Happy crafting – Jackie

Products used:

Other supplies used:

Distress Inks

White embossing powder

Heat tool

Cardmaking Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Celebrate Card with New Flower Stamps

September 13, 2021
Hello again, Annette Green back again this month with a simple and elegant anniversary card I created for my parents who celebrated their 60th recently. Here’s how I made it…
First, I stamped some images from the Gratitude stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with archival black ink. Then I used my ECD watercolors to color them. The design of the images has stippled dots which are perfect little hints where the deepest shadows are, so I painted those areas a little darker.

Next, I used the compatible dies (coming soon!) to cut them out. This is such a great time saver!
After cutting a pretty paper for the front of my card, I selected a stencil that had a small, pretty repeating pattern. (Stencil to come soon too!)
Next, I spread some clear texture paste through the stencil onto my pattern paper. I gently lifted the stencil away and set it aside to dry completely.
You can see how this adds lovely texture and dimension to the paper once dry.
Onto some ivory cardstock, I stamped Celebrate and drew in the black drop shadow with a marker, then added some ink around the edges and some tiny dots in a compatible green color.
My ivory card base is 5″ x 7″. I layered some black paper first, then the pattern paper, and added a die-cut doily.
Next, I started layering elements flat onto the card.
To finish off the front, I added the final die-cut flower piece with dimensional foam tape to pop it up.
A little bit of stamping on the inside and the card is done! Super simple, but very elegant. Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!
Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Garden-themed Mason Jar Junk Journal

July 14, 2021
Hello again everyone, Annette Green here to share my Garden-themed Mason Jar Junk Journal using the new Mason Jar Snow Globe special. The pages are a beautiful mix of papers, ephemera, sewing, fabric, vellum and kraft. I’ve created a Process Video (below) to share how it all came together along with some tips too, so I hope you have a moment to check it out.

The new set is SO much fun to create with. I’ve incorporated several stamp sets and a few additional dies in making this journal as well.

As I explain in the video, I’ve used both of the Reminiscence Books, with a few additional papers from Graphic 45. The big bee stamp is one I’ve had for years from Stampotique.

This is a nice thick album of about 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) before adding your photos or keepsakes.

The covers are made with a thick chipboard base and the rings I used are larger than the ones which come with the special. All the pages are cut from the Mason Jar die.

Some pages are cut from fabric like the one on the right (above). I’ve stitched around the edges on my sewing machine using a natural brown thread. Vellum seed packets slide under the band to hold seeds or keepsakes inside. I explain how I do all of this in the video.

Each page is unique in its style and texture. I’ve created a pocket for tags on this left page, and stamped the little girl for the right page.

To dress up some of the blank pages, I added various Journaling Cards from different Graphic 45 collections.

Watercolor paper sprayed with various Distress Sprays made the pine tress come to life on this page. I thoroughly enjoyed making this one-of-a-kind album and I hope you enjoy watching my process. All products I’ve used are listed below.

Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Videos

Springtime Nature Planner

July 1, 2021

Hello, it’s Annette Green here today with two spreads in my Nature Planner and a video walk-through of my process. Springtime in Greenville, SC is especially beautiful and since we are still new to the area, I’ve been in awe of this natural beauty and taking lots of photos.

Working in my Espresso Sidekick Planner, I have been documenting all sorts of nature. For my Spring photos, I chose to use the new Reminiscence The Book 2 papers with their bright and cheerful colors.
In the video, I share my method for beginning my pages, how I decide on the colors and then determine my photo sizes.
I am SO impressed with the beautiful macrame die-cut in this set! It cuts out perfectly and looks great on any page.
The stamps designed by Esther are fun to mix and match, especially these little girls in several of the sets.
I love how I don’t need a lot of embellishments to make a page look great. The paper collection has such a variety of cut-apart elements to choose from and layer together. I hope you take a moment to follow along in the video for a demo of how these pages came together. Thanks for stopping in today!
Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Amazing Creating with Florals 6

April 23, 2021

Hello Friends and Welcome! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share some florals with you. I am in love with the floral dies and today I am sharing a technique I came up with using Florals 6. Looking at this die, you might wonder what floral you can make of it. I decided this would make a great peony. 


To begin with we will need to cut a few flowers from Florals 6

Here is my start, creating a 5×7 card base 


I colored all the florals with Tea Rose Archival Ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Bundled Sage. I shaped them and then kept them close together while using my glue gun using stamens that complement the color. 


Here is my finished card. I hope I have inspired you to give Florals 6 a try!


Thank you for dropping by today!

Materials Used:

Other Products: Tea Rose Archival Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Bundled Sage Distress Ink, pale yellow stamens, dress my craft pale rose stamens, seam binding, archival re inker; 

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Two-Color Flowers

March 30, 2021

Karen here today. I love playing with the florals, and today, I’m featuring a couple cards made with the first release that uses two colors for the flowers. So many fun options with these gorgeous flowers.

I had some of this gorgeous onion paper in my stash that I wanted to use in the backgrounds for these florals today. For this card I die-cut it with a Stitched Indented Rectangle Dies. For this card, I then added 1/2 of a Mandala die cut that I first added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I then added a sentiment from the Destination Phrases Stamps. I cut the stamped phrase using a Postage Stamp Square and then cut off the ends and top. The green polkadot paper was die cut with the fun hexagon shape in the Decorative Insert Dies from the Art Journal Collection. Next I colored and shaped the florals from the Florals 1 Dies die cut using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.

All of the ink I used for these florals was from Distress Ink. The flower base was first colored with Kitsch Flamingo and then I daubered the edges just slightly with Wilted Violet. I used my finger to add a smidge of Wilted Violet in the centers. For the small flowers, I added some Wilted Violet ink and water onto my craft glass and then just doused the flowers. For the leaves, I used Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey. From here, I spritzed the back of the paper before shaping as it really helps the flowers to hold their shape when dry.

For the next card, I started by adding some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink through a stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack to a piece of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I first cut a piece of the onion-skin paper using the Winter Edges Dies. I adhered that to the Soft Finish Cardstock and then die cut with the Stitched Indented Rectangles Dies. I die cut the florals from the Florals 3 dies and colored the leaves with Distress Ink in Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo and the flowers with Broken China and Blueprint Sketch. The “heart leaves” is also from the Decorative Insert Dies from the Art Journal Collection. The sentiment, again from the Destination Phrases Stamps, was cut with the Diagonal Stitched Fishtail Dies. I added a piece of the Postage Stamp Square at the bottom that I colored with Broken China.

Thanks for stopping by today. The supplies I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Onion skin paper, distress inks, black ink

Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter

Happy Spring

March 8, 2021

It’s time for another group theme on our blog today. This time we would like to inspire you with some beatiful work around the theme “Spring”. We asked our designers to create some colorful projects or projects that remind them of Spring. Let’s see what they created!

Joseph Nguyen created this beautiful card using a combination of dies from the Fantasy Flowers collection by Anita Izendoorn. He also created a Koala using the Koala die set who sits beautiful in the center of the card.
When we think about Spring, for many people Easter comes up and so it did for Katelyn Grosart. She created this beautiful egg shaped card using the Elegant Easter Egg Large die, the Large and Small Flowers and the Triple Leaves. The “happy easter” is from the Words 2 – Happy Holidays set.
Lisanne Geerdink made this beautiful insert for her planner. She added a picture of little flowers that just started to bloom. A great reminder that Spring has arrived. To decorate her page she used the Blooming Branches die set.
Karen Ostergard created this beautiful card that will definately put a smile on your face. The card has some lovely pastel colors with the flowers so vibrant and pretty. For the background she used the Cubic Background die.
EK Gorman created this colorful Happy Easter card using the Sping Basket die. She used a combination of Silk Microfine Glitters for the grass and eggs in and around the basket. So pretty!
Tina Guigui made this beautiful card using the cut-outs from the Floral Burst Background die. Love this technique and the way she colored. Tina also made another card where she used the actual die cut that you can find on her blog. For the sentiment she used the Spring Sentiments.
Karen Gerber created this beautiful Spring inspired card using a combination of dies and stamps. For the flowers she used the Florals 5 and the tags are from Planners Essentials 26 and the Butterfly Pocket Insert. She also used the Background 1 stamp. What a pretty combination!
Tanja Kabel created this adorable card using the Leaf Pattern Background and the Fairy 2 dies. She also used some green Silk Microfine Glitter to add some sparkle to the background. Love this effect. The sentiment is from the Once Upon a Time Sentiment set.
Last but not least is this colorful cards created by Annette Green who also used the Spring Basket die for her card. She added some beautiful little flowers from Florals set 3 and some leaves from the Leaves and Branches. Love the coloring!
Fantasy Flowers

Christmas is on its way

November 9, 2020

Hello everyone, my name is Joyce Schmidt design team member for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was putting away the black, orange and purple of the Halloween season and was playing around with the Fantasy Florals in preparation for Christmas.  I found this Grapevine wreath in my stash and decided it needed Poinsettias made from the Floral #2 (1774).

First, I wanted the wreath to look snowy. I painted a mixture of glue and acrylic paint onto the wreath so I could stick the chunky shimmery glitter. After painting it I sprinkled the glitter, I let it sit to dry. 

I die cut all four of the shapes from the Floral #2 from red cardstock, and one set of each from green cardstock. Since poinsettias are not really a flower, rather a bunch of leaves, I only used the flower die not the leaves from this set. I used the larger of the 4 dies to act as my leaves.

I shaped the flowers on my foam mat with the back of my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers. Just for added dimension I distressed the edges of the petals. 

After layering  the flowers together slightly off set using my Kid’s Choice glue, I inserted gold stamens in the middle.  Using hot glue, I placed the flowers onto the wreath. At this point it looked a little bare. 

I got out my Trio of Leaves die (1464) and die cut some of these in green cardstock. I was the perfect touch to “fill in the holes”. 

I hope you will try this project. It is very easy and can be adapted to use with any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs florals, for any season.

Feel free to watch our process video on this project HERE.

Thank you and I hope you have a great week. 

Joyce Schmidt

Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Paper Flowers

Fun with Flowers

September 21, 2020

Hi there! Karen here today. I only recently got my hands on the amazing new flowers here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are so much fun to play with! In my post today, I show two fun examples of cards using the new flowers.

Here’s how I created this fun card.

  • Cut a 8-1/2″x11″ piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in half length-wise and score/fold in the middle to create a top-fold card base.
  • Die cut a card front using the Stitched Rectangle Dies (Patterned orange cardstock)
  • Cut two strips of green paper at 1/2″ and 3/4″ by 5″ and add them to the left side of the card front. (I adhered mine just inside the rectangle stitching)
  • Die cut a large Fitted Circle and trim a bit from one side, and layer it over the green strips.
  • Die cut a small and medium size of Florals 1 from light yellow cardstock and ink edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Die cut the leaf from the Florals 1 from light green cardstock and ink the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
  • Shape the flower and leaf. (For the flower, I use a simple foam pad with a stylus and shape in circular motions on the back-side and then “punch” into the middle on the front. I then work the flower and leave a bit with my fingers until I like the look of it.)
  • Add the flower and a sentiment to the card front.

As a fun embellishment, I put some of the White Craft Drops on a piece of “waste” release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive. When dry, I color them with a Copic Marker, and then they can be glued onto the project – either as a flower center or just an embellishment.

The next card was made with a FuN sentiment stamp, For You.

On this card, I stamped that amazing sentiment and cut it out with Fitted Circles. In this card, I added the circles and strips before die cutting the card front, and I did not shape those fun flowers from the Florals 3 set. I think these flowers are super cute just flat as embellishments too.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Pattern and Plain Cardstock, Black Ink, Distress Ink, Copic Markers

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers

Autumn is in the Air

August 31, 2020

Hello everyone, this is Joyce Schmidt, design team member with Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am bringing you Autumn wishes today so that you may begin to brush off the hot summer and start looking forward to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and holidays to come. Join me today to make this fun card for Autumn using the new Fantasy Floral line coming very soon! 

I decided to do a slimline card today. The size of the card measures 81/2 X 31/2 inches. I used the Elizabeth Craft Design soft finish cardstock 110lb to create the card base because I am using it as the base layer for my stencil. I used the rocks stencil (S038) and just used a little distress ink ad a blending brush, it was perfect for this card. 

I used the soft finish card stock to die cut Elegant Ornament die (1780). Using the ink to paper transfer technique, I colored the paper brown. I then roughly applied gold embossing powder to certain areas, and heat embossed the powder. It gives it an antique finish as if it was metal. 

I die cut leaves from all 3 of the floral sets 1,2,3 and just inked them with browns, oranges, and a dash of green to give it a fall look. 

Next, I used my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers to add a little shape to the leaves so they would easily take on a realistic look. 

To wrap it all up I die cut the Word “Autumn” from the 4 Seasons Set (1199) and used gold foil paper with Double sided adhesive on the back and it finished the inspiration perfectly! 

I hope you will try this easy fun autumn card using the leaves from the Fantasy Floral set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was fun and easy to make as well as inspiring for the Fall Season. Thank you for joining me today and Happy Crafting! 

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Florals 1 (Coming soon)

Florals 2 (Coming soon)

Florals 3 (Coming soon)

Elegant Ornament (Coming soon)

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