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Wonderful Time of Year

September 15, 2022

Hello creative friends welcome back to the Elizabeth Crafts Blog, it is Karan Gerber here to share a holiday card with you. Although it seems a bit early to be sharing Holiday cards, my desk is full of Christmas Projects at the moment so i wanted to get a jump start on a few more.

Using Planner Essentials 47 to cut out the tree, i cut it out 6 times, just trimming off the tree and i layered them all in the circles. I then cut the deer on a coordinating paper from the collection i was using. 

I used the stitched circles to create a winter scene, starting with the smaller circle on the inside layer, then the larger circle on the outside layer. Using foam adhesive  to pop the layers to allow me to create this lovely winter scene


The florals 12, i used and cut out on Foamiran which is a light felt paper, i shaped and added stamens, paint , then a bit of snow paste and finally glitter to the centers. They turned out so beautiful, that i know i will be doing this technique again and again.

I love how this winter scene turned out, and what a great way to get a jumpstart on my Holiday Cards. I hope you dig into your planner essentials and see which ones will work for your holiday cards

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Winter wishes

September 10, 2022

Hii all, hope you’re all doing fine. So here in the Netherlands it is still warm for a few days. To cool down I made this winter card with Jack Frost. Still like him!

I started with a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock from 15 x 19 cm. I made a scoreline at 15 cm. That means you have a piece of 15 x 15 cm and 4 x 15 cm. At the piece 4 x 15 cm I made a border with the winter edges. It is a no ending die so it is perfect for this card.

After that I trimmed a piece of 15 x 15 cm from acetate and adhere this at the back of edges.

At the bottom I made some snow layers. I tear this pieces with my hand and put some Distress Ink at the edges. You can see the layers better now. I adhere the layers with double sided adhesive at the sides and bottom. The middle is open so I can put things between the layers.

Time to decorate the card with Jack Frost and some trees. The trees are from the Sidekick Essentials. Everything is coloured with Distress Ink, but you can use any medium you want.

At the top you can read a sentiment from stamp set CS148. I also made some sparkling snow with Stickles at the acetate.

I’ll hope you liked this post and got a new idea. You can make this card in different styles, a flower card will also be beautiful. So thankyou for visiting and see you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink


ECD supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Acetate (15 x 15 cm)
  • Stickles daimond
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint.
Joset Designs

Boy Birthday Flip Card

July 31, 2022

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. My son finally reached the TEEN stage so I wanted to make him a special card for his birthday.  I really like the Birthday Flip Card die set and could not wait to give it a try. 

Preparation: 

From white cardstock, cut the card base and the two accessory layers from the Birthday Flip Card die set. Using the Fitted Rectangles die set, cut two rectangles out of the same white cardstock. Using the happy birthday from Birthday Flip Card die set, cut out the happy birthday from colored cardstock of your choice. From the Party Time die set, cut some confetti pieces from the same colored cardstock. Cut the balloon from the Party Time die set, cut a balloon from clear stencil material. Also cut the balloon from masking paper. I like to use full adhesive Post-It notes. Using the number tag from Planner Essentials 26 , cut out the number tag topper from scrap cardstock. Finally, cut the birthday number from black cardstock using the Planner Essentials 37 die set. I like to cut them 3 times because I adhere them together allowing for dimension to the numbers without having to use foam tape. 

Instructions: 
Using the tag topper die cut, stencil numbers randomly on the card layering pieces and one of the Fitted Rectangles die cuts. Also ink the edges of the pieces with the same colored ink.  

Using the other Fitted Rectangle die cut, lay the balloon stencil created from the Party Time die set and adhere with low tack tape. Using the same colored ink from the previous set and in a balloon onto the rectangle. Be sure to wipe the ink off of your stencil before moving to the next step. 

Using the balloon mask, lay the mask over the first inked balloon. Shift the stencil to the left to create another balloon. Ink the balloon with another ink and then clean the stencil.  

Shift the stencil to the right and repeat the same process.  

Once all of the stenciling is completed, use a black pen to draw in balloon strings.  

Adhere the number to the rectangle 

On the stenciled rectangle, stamp happy from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations stamp set. From the happy birthday die cut, adhere be day. For the hyphen, is the knock out from the letter “A”.  

Adhere the layering pieces and the stenciled rectangle to the flip card base 

Fold the card base on the score lines to activate the flipping mechanism 

Adhere the balloon panel to the flip card. Randomly add confetti pieces. Optionally, add white highlights to the balloon using a white gel pen. The card I now complete 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies: 

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Uncategorized

Splash Attack

July 29, 2022

Karen here. I am having such a fun time with the Monster Party dies and decided to recreate the Whale as a monster as an embellishment to my splash attack day scrapbook/planner page. My boyfriend’s dog loves to bite at the splashes and has a really sweet underbite, so I thought this whale monster fit perfectly.

First thing I did was create the waves and this sweet monster. For all of it, I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The monster is a combination of the Whale (body and fins) and the Monster 1 (face). I used Black Soot distress ink to color him up and cut the teeth in “half” and turned them upside down to create the underbite. The cut the eyes and teeth with the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock backed with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make them easy to adhere. The waves are cut from the Ocean Edges dies after coloring up the paper by smooshing it into distress oxide inks in Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon. The waves crashed over the whole on the planner page, so I just repunched it after attaching them in layers.

I added my splash monster and wave embellishments to a Planner Essentials 2 page cut from dark blue cardstock. The letters on this page are from Planner Essentials 37. I used scrap pieces I had from the Mystical Winter paper to add a bit of pattern to the page. The page tab is from the Planner Essential 4 set and are stamped with a stamp from the Moods set.

More fun on the back of the page. For the journaling here, I printed the journal and cut with a die from the Planner Label set. And, of course, I had to add some fun reinforcements to finish up my pages.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Blue cardstock, inks

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Notecard

July 25, 2022


Hello everyone, It’s Marjolijn here today on the blog with a cute notecard! With all the new releases that have come and still to come, we sometimes forget all those very nice dies and stamp sets that we already have. This week I made a notecard for a pocket on a page. I hope to inspire you a bit to use your dies in different ways. Often you don’t see the details because there is so much to see on a whole page. So for this blog post I created a notecard and will show you how I made it.

The frontside of the notecard
And the back of the notecard

Super handy for some extra journaling and that photo can still be pasted in.

The materials used

Make the notecard with the correct dies, there is a supply list at the bottom. Die-cut from soft finish cardstock and use the smooth side! Cut a 3″x4″ or 10×7.5cm blank card.

Stamp the stamps “notecard and the pin” on the front of the Polaroid frame (note-pieces). Sprinkle transparent embossing powder over it and heat it with the heat tool, then the stamp stays nice black and it gets some shine and volume. The other card gets the stamp with the lines, I didn’t emboss it.

Edit the Polaroid frame with distress ink and a stencil from the planner series (stencil set 2). I used the colors speckled egg and faded jeans.

The card with the note ribbons also got some distress ink speckled egg on the front. To do this, I angled the stencil. If you place a photo in it later you will not see it but for now I thought it was a nice effect. The side with the lines is decorated with speckled egg in the middle and the edges are finished with faded jeans.

The small arrow is also worked with faded jeans, the other parts with crackling campfire. But of course you can use your own matching colors for such a card.

The outer edges of the Polaroid frame were given a layer of double-sided tape 3mm. PAY ATTENTION! Do not glue the rest because then the mini tag will not go in.

Slide the arrow under the edge at the back. It is already secured with the tape. Then stick the card with the lines behind it so that the diamonds at the front are in the frame. Turn the card over and stick the second arrow over the other arrow. I worked with glue so that you can slide a little if it is not quite in the right place. Stick the camera in the right corner at the front, but in such a way that no glue gets on the opening. You slide the tag in loosely, you can later stamp a date on it or something similar.

So you can turn your dies into a nice notecard for your planner. I hope this gives you a little extra inspiration to look at your dies differently and especially to pick up your old sets because they are all so nice!!!

So just use it!

With love,

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Joset Designs Planner Essentials

In The Jungle

June 17, 2022

Karen here. I’m creating a Planner Essentials book of my guy’s dog as a present to him. Sadie! She absolutely loves going through long walks and wanders through the tall grass trying to find critters to chase. I thought I’d use the Slimline Adventure Edges to create grass on the edge of my planner page!

I created the page by cutting a Planner Essentials 4 die using beige cardstock. I then put the Slimline Adventure Edges (Grass) and cut the edge. I also cut the edge from a pretty green cardstock that i had and trimmed it up close. I added the green die cuts to the edges on both sides of the planner pages.

I love how it came out. I also added with embellishment die cuts from the Floral Insert and Flower Power. I used a multiliner pen to outline the flowers. The letters are from the Planner Essentials 23. Cutting the letters and flowers with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive is so helpful in ensuring that these items with such thin lines are easy to adhere.

The back of the beige cardstock was dark grey. I love how the pretty purples and greens pop on this side including the fun reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Plain and patterned cardstock, multiliner pen

Planner Essentials

Cruising

May 31, 2022

Hello everyone, It’s Marjolijn here back on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I am so in love with that little boat from the new Planner Essentials Suitcase set. It is so fun to play with! Making it is already a party and if you can also let the boat sail then it will be even more fun!!! So today I decided to make a fun card using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pull Tabs die set to make this adorable boat sail. Let me show you how I created it.

Where does the boat sail to? The adventure awaits.

The elements from P.E. 48 have been used as reinforcements. Now this card is not going in my planner but I thought it was a nice idea.

The string runs from the anchor to the tab.

I used a black card as the background, which contrasts nicely with the blue.

And that’s how the card was made.

I die cut all the parts of the boat from white 250 grams DCP paper.

I colored all parts with Distress Ink. Antique linen, Pine needles, Faded jeans and Frayed burlap. I used frayed burlap for all the edges as well. After coloring I assembled the boat.

I used Frayed burlap Distress Ink for all the edges as well. After coloring I assembled the boat.

In the pictures above you can see all the other parts that I used for the card. First you apply the pull tab in the mermaid tail page. If you have never made a pull-tab card before, make sure yo watch this Facebook live video by Joset.

Fold the tab in half and stick the “cruising tab” (from book 4) on it. You do this in such a way that it is completely visible when you pull out the tab. Fold the remaining part and stick it so that the tab becomes extra sturdy. Then adhere the mermaid tail page on the middle of the card.

Adhere the boat on in such a way that when the tab is closed you can no longer see the opening underneath. I used the smallest strip. Then adhere the steering wheel, the fish and the anchor over the holes on the edge of the page, the starfish gets a spot at the bottom left. Adhere the stamp between the starfish and the anchor. Make a double card, about 1 cm larger, from black cardstock and adhere your card on it. Now your card is ready 🙂

I hope you enjoyed creating this card as much as I did!

Greetings,

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Planner Essentials Suitcase kit (the boat) – Coming soon!

Reminiscene the book 4 – Coming soon!

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Uncategorized

Take it easy

May 26, 2022

Hi all! I have a new planner page to share with you. I’ve made the right side another time so now I need to make the left side. When I make pages next to each other I use the same colors and the same elements. For this page I used the new Special Kit ‘Suitcase’, some Planner Essentials stencils, Planner Essentials dies and the cute Octopus from Joset.

For this page I used some older dies and Planner Essentials 1 with a tab at the top. I used Paint On Denim paper for this part. Then I used the dies from Planner Essentials 29 as layer. For this piece I added some structure with the newest Planner Essentials Stencils and Distress Oxide ‘Walnut Stain’.

Before I adhere this part at the base I gave the sides some Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. All the pieces I used are inked with the same color. At the right side I added a strip from an older die.

The next step is making the suitcase. I need 2 suitcases for this card because I want to open the suitcase.

As you can see I added a blue wave at the bottom of the suitcase which is included in the kit. I made a score line in this die so you can adhere this at the back and front of the suitcase.

So back to the front. First I made some structure again the Planner Essentials Stencils and Distress Oxide Ink Stormy Sky. Then I made the boat and the suitcase straps. To close the suitcase I used a piece of hemp cord.

Then the inside of the suitcase. At the top I made a little pocket with on top the new stamp from CS269 which is in the suitcase. I also used some leftover pieces and a little tab.

At the bottom I used the same colors.

For this part I used the Octopus with his wheel and also stamp CS269. I stamped ‘take it easy’ in 2 pieces so you can make it smaller.

Before I adhere the suitcase at the page I made something behind it. I used the fishtail dies from the suitcase kit. Behind this dies I put some elements from the Reminiscene the Book 4 but also some dies which I kept from other projects, like the Photo Film Slides and the structure die.

Here you can see the whole page when the suitcase is folded out.

I hope you like this page. I had a lot of fun making this page.

Thank you for reading! See you soon!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • S044 Planner Essentials Stencils 1
  • CS269 Bon Voyage
  • K009 Suitcase
  • Planner A5 Blue Jeans
  • Reminiscene book 4

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink – Nocturne
  • Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Stormy Sky and Walnut Stain
  • Paint On – Denim
  • Micron PN – Black
  • Hemp cord black
  • Kraft paper
Planner Essentials

Happy Birthday

May 23, 2022
Last Saturday it was my father's birthday. He turned 60. I usually make something fun. This time I started working with the new suitcase kit.
I made a photo book of this with different photos. I also used various nice dies from Joset.
I die cut the front page from denim. For reinforcement I used double sided adhesive behind it. I used design paper for the back of it. I die cut the suitcase strap out of cork.

I used double design paper for all pages because the design paper was only printed single. It is also a bit firmer.

On the next page I used a photo of my parents together. On the right I used Joset's whale. The whole book is in the sea/water theme. This is because my parents have their own boat and are very fond of it.

On the next page I added two photos of my parents boat and decorated the pages with some fun dies from Esther's nautical theme collection.  
The next page shows 2 pictures of their birds. The bird on the right they have had for several years. The bird on the left is a birthday present. I used the nice parrot from Joset and made it in the colors of the real parrot.

On this page that follows are the 3 grandchildren (our own kids), they all 3 have a life jacket on because they can sail on the boat with their grandparents. These pages are also decorated with different dies from the kit and from the planner collection.
On the last page I added another photo from the grandchildren and on the left the super cute octopus from Joset. This could not be missed in this booklet as he is my favorite from the sea collection. He is so very cute!
To make the booklet complete, I decorated the back in the same style as the front with the suitcase made of denim and cork. 
All pages are finished with reinforcers. These are also included in the suitcase kit.

This was my project for today. I hope I was able to inspire you again. The suitcase kit is really very cool!

Greetings, 
Alice

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Playing with the Planner Essentials Planner Stencils

May 12, 2022

Hello lovely people, my name is Devid and today I am sharing a project that I have made using the brand new Planner Essentials Planner Stencils. I am using set 2 today and use 5 different stencils to create a technique called: stencil layering technique. it creates a lot of depth. On the ECD planners and Journaling Facebook group there is a monthly challenge. this month it was: use your two favorite colors. Mine are vintage photo and salvaged patina from the Distress collection. Below you can see a simple step by step tutorial of how i made this beautiful page:

next i repeat the same process on the circle.
and here is the finished page in my planner. I love the vintage, grungy feel this page has. The Planner stencils are a dream to work with and are of a great quality. What a great addition to the Planner Essentials Collection!

if you want to see a step by step tutorial of how this is made, you can see it here:

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Planner Essentials Planner Stencils 2

Other brands used:

  • Distress oxide Vintage Photo
  • Distress oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Distress ink Black Sooth
  • Distress ink Frayed Burlap
  • Distress Re-inker Hickory Smoke
  • Cadence Antique Gesso

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