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Cozy winter

September 6, 2023

Hii everyone,

Here is a new blogpost from me. I’m totally in the Christmas Mood. A little while ago I made a Christmas Foodtruck during a Facebooklive. Today I made an another truck for the Christmas Season. At this truck you can buy your Christmas tree in different sizes.

I started with the truck from the Foodtruck dies. I used paper from the Beautiful Brights and Pretty Pastels. I also colored some pieces with Distress Ink and Soft Finish Cardstock. In the truck I adhere a table and a Christmas tree. I also made a cash desk.

The wheels are from a stamp from the Planner Essentials ‘cozy days’. The trees on top of the truck are from the Sidekick Essentials.

The gnome bought this year a small Christmas tree. The gnome is made with Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink.

The trees fits perfect in these milk cans. I wish I have this at my home. The milk cans are from the Farm Accessoires. I die-cut 8 milk cans. I adhere the top of 2 milk cans together so it can stand.

And at least this signboard. I also die-cut this part 2 times so I can make it stand.

When you put everything togehter, you get this little scenery. Now you can understand that there are more possibilities with the truck for this festival. So soon you will see more.

Thankyou for visiting and see you the next time!

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
  • Versafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
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Just A Note Card

June 16, 2023

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. It’s been a while since I made some flowers and when I created my card I realized how much I missed making them. The Florals 23 was super easy to make and assemble. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 4 1/2″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Apply various inks of color onto a Gel Plate. (I used yellow, orange and pink colors). Spread the inks using a brayer. Place Planner Stencil 3 on top of the inks and the place a White Soft Finish cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Remove the cardstock and let it dry.

Step 3 – Diecut Fitted Indented Rectangle using the panel created from Step 2. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Florals 23 using White Soft Finish. Color in using a Medium of your choice. I used inks with a Blending Brush. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Optional: Sprinkle a Metallic Paint to add some shimmer and shine. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp With Love Sentiment onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Diecut Fitted Fishtails to the sentiment. Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

This card can be used for various occasions by changing the colors and/or sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Wishing you oceans of joy

June 7, 2023

Hii everyone,

Welcome at this new blogpost from me, Lisanne Geerdink. I made a sea/beach box for you this time. The weather is great to work with the sea collection from Joset. This blogpost will be full with step by step pictures because the box is made by myself. It is good to know that everything is in CM not inches.

So first we need a piece white cardstock from 9 x 30,5 cm and made scorelines at 9 cm and 18 cm.

At the same piece you have on the right a square from 9 cm x 9 cm. We need to cut out a window from 7 x 7 cm. This piece will be the back, bottum and front side.

Now we will cut the piece for the sides and top. For this part we need a piece of white cardstock from 28 x 10 cm. And we made a scoreline at 0,5 cm, 9,5 cm, 18,5 cm and 27,5 cm.

We also need to make two scorelines at the longest side at 0,5 cm and 9.5 cm. These lines will make the strip we can use to adhere everything together.

It is one long line now, we need to cut some pieces out of this line. You will see that in the next picture. All the grey parts need to cut out.

Now we need to make 5 squares with design papier from 8,9 x 8,9 cm. It is just a little bit smaller than the cardstock, but now it fits perfect. Two of this squares we adhere at the piece cardstock with 3 squares from 9 x 9 cm. It is also smart to put the double sided adhesive at all the strips, that will be easier later.

We also need a piece acetate from 8 x 8 cm. We will adhere this at the part we cut out a window.

Now we can adhere some parts together. You lay the piece with the window at your desk. First I adhere one strip at the left side at the bottom and the back. Once you do this you can adhere the three other strips. You have the box like the picture below.

Now we can put the pieces design paper in the box at the sides, bottom and top so you don’t see the stripes anymore. I also put a piece from the Mason Jar at one design paper. Now it looks like reef.

Now it is decorate time. So I coloured some weed, the sea turtle and the whale with Distress Ink for inside the box. I adhere these parts with the pop-up dies. You only need the put these dies through your machine with cardstock and cut the pieces out. Than you have one rectangle with a scoreline.

At the window I adhere sand that imagine the bottom of the sea. I used the dies from the sea weed set. In this set are also stones and weed. I coloured this also with Distress Ink and adhere this. Now we can adhere the front with window at the box. I also cut out a piece design paper from 9 x 9 cm and made the same window in it (7×7 cm).

I cut out 3 pieces from 9 x 9 cm, two for the left and right side and one for the top. For the back you need a piece of 9 x 12,4 cm. I made the oyster shell as base for the top of the box.

I made the light house and the sand crab for the beach part. Also with some shells and the sentiment ‘wishing you oceans of you’.

At least I put a shell and anchor at the front of the window. Now is everything done. I had so much fun making this project.

I hope you enjoyed it to, thanks for watching and see you next time!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

  • 1751 sea shells

Other used supplies:

  • 49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet paper
  • 49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet Leaves rub-on
  • 49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet Tidal Wave rub-on
  • Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Frayed Burlap, Barn Door, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone, Abandoned Coral, Forest Moss, Hickory Smoke, Faded Jeans, Dried Marigold, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
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Treat Yourself Mini Slimline Card

April 18, 2023

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a fun card to share with you using the Food Truck, Food Truck Accessories and the Dog dies. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish to 7″ x 6″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish to 3 1/4″ x 5 3/4″. Place Planner Stencil 3 on top and using Blending Brushes and apply Ink of your choice. I used the Dots stencil since my dog has spots and used Blue on top and Green on the bottom to simulate an outdoor scene.

Step 3 – Stamp Good Food Good Mood sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink towards the bottom of the panel created in Step 2. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Food Truck (picnic table) using Light Brown Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Diecut Dog using White and Black Cardstock. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Leave the two front paws until completing Step 6.

Step 6 – Diecut Food Truck Accessories (small hot dog) using various colors of cardstock. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere the Hot Dog to the bottom of the Dog created in Step 5. Attach the front paws like it is holding the Hot Hog. Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

This card can be used as a pick me up to someone who is feeling down. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Cardmaking Watercolor Palette

Watercolor Flowers

April 12, 2023

Hello, Elizabeth Craft Designs friends! It is Gloria Stengel with you today, and it is my first time blogging for the ECD Blog! I am a member of Annette Green’s NEW team here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, and today I am sharing a project using Annette’s NEW Everything’s Blooming Collection! Currently this collection is only available through your local craft store but very soon you will find this beautiful collection on the ECD website as well.

For todays’s project I used the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die to create some sweet watercolor flowers. I am NOT an accomplished watercolorist, however, coloring up simple images with watercolors is so FAST and EASY!

The first step was to die cut some flowers from the Soft Finish Cardstock using both the 2027 Stemmed Flowers and the 2025 Playful Flowers die sets. My theory is that when you want to do something messy, like playing with watercolor, it is best to do a huge bunch of things, rather than one small thing!

This was my first time using the ECD Watercolor Palette, which comes with 24 luscious colors, two sponges, AND a fillable watercolor brush!

I just roughly watercolored all the petals and leaves that I had die cut. After they were dry, I went back and added some shading to some of the areas. (I made a bit of a mess out of my palette, but art can be messy, right?!) I found the colors to be very bright and vibrant! The paints have a lot of pigment!

I chose a few of the flowers and stems from the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die set to use for this card. I snipped some of the stems apart to make my own unique flower. (The other items that I watercolored, I put away for use later. It is always nice to have some things ready when you need to make a card at the last minute!)

I cut dark brown cardstock to 5″ x 12″ to make a top folding 5″ x 6″ card. I like this odd size for some reason. I then cut a piece of printed paper to 4 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ and attached it to the card front. I tried to pick a pattern that had some HOT pinks in it.

I die cut one of the borders from the 2022 Lace Borders die set and attached it to the right edge of the card as shown above.

I used a paper trimmer to trim a piece of music note printed paper into a banner-ish shape, then matted it with dark brown cardstock. I added the banner to the left side of the card as shown.

Using the largest die in the 2026 Postage Stamps die set, I cut a piece of the Soft Finish Cardstock and while the paper was still in the die, I sponged some distress ink (Antique Linen) onto the shape to give it a soft, antique look. I cut a piece of pink paper and a piece of dark brown cardstock with my trimmer to make a double mat for the postage frame. I glued them together and then used some foam dots to attach the watercolored flowers to the postage stamp shape.

Using the 2020 Everyday Words die set, I cut “Happy Birthday” from dark brown cardstock and added the phrase to the card front. I decided to NOT use the shadow die as the black lettering already popped enough.

I also finished off the inside of the card by adding panels of the Soft Finish Cardstock and cutting two strips of the printed paper for decoration. There is plenty of space to add a stamped or hand written message.

Tip: I always like to finish the inside of my cards as I make them. That way the cards are all ready to go into an envelope when it comes time to mail them. This is especially important when I have a dark card base. There is nothing so frustrating as having to hunt for some white cardstock and a trimmer when you are rushing to get a card filled out and addressed in order to meet the mail carrier who is coming up the street!

Note: You will be able to purchase Annette Green’s new collection Everything’s Blooming at your favorite shop stocking ECD products!

Thanks for joining us today! Happy crafting!

~ Gloria Stengel

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
2027 Stemmed Flowers – Coming soon!
2026 Postage Stamps – Coming soon!
2022 Lace Borders – Coming soon!
2020 Everyday Words – Coming soon!

Paper flowers

Welcome Home

March 9, 2023

Hi Everyone, Els Schutte here today. It’s March so time for another blog post.

This time I made a Welcome Home card using the beautiful Florals 9 and 14. I hope It will inspire you to make a card like this for a friend or new neighbor!

Below you will find the step by step instructions. Have fun creating this card.

I took the page with the text on it, cut it at 8 1/2″ x 11″ and printed this image on it. I also found some nice images in the paper pad and cut them out! ( see image)

Take a base card of 11″ x 7 1/2″ and fold it in half. Now your base card is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Put some foam dots on the back and glue the big image on the base card. Then glue all the other parts behind it.

Cut some flowers and leaves using Florals 9 and 14. I die cut 3 big, 3 small and 3 center pieces for 1 flower and 4 leaves.

Cut 13 of the Florals 9 flower and color them in the color you like.

Color all other flowers in the color you like and shape them. Once shaped, glue them together.

Make a nice composition on your card with the flowers you made. Stamp also the key with Versamark and put gold embossing powder on it and melt it with the heat tool.

And now your card is ready! I hope you like this card and that you will give it a try. Without the key you can use it also for Birthdays and other occasions.

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:

Other supplies used:

  • Inks Green, Pink, Brown
  • Embossing powder gold
  • Lace
  • Wire
  • Flower centre
  • Nuvo drops
Cardmaking Stamping

Fun with Bugs

February 8, 2023

Karen here. I am loving playing with the new stamps that are available at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are also available at your local stores! Today, I am featuring a couple cards that I made with the some stencils, inks, and bugs!

This sweet bee is from the English Countryside 1 set. He is colored with Copic Y13, 15, and 18 with wings of Y21 and 23. I used Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber, Saltwater Taffy and Mowed Lawn through a stencil from the Planner Essentials 2 set. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set. I cut the card base with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle die.

Love this fun butterfly from the also from the English Countryside 1 set. I colored him up with R32, R35, R37, BG11, BG15, and BG18. The body is E41. Through the stencils, I added Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Candied Apple.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Distress Oxides, Copics, gems, black ink

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Road Trip

January 25, 2023

Karen here! Back in December, my guy and I went on a very long road trip through California, Arizona and New Mexico along some parts of Route 66. We took his dog Sadie (who is surviving cancer and is such a sweetie). On the whole trip, I was envisioning using the Safari Jeep to make a Planner Essential page. I ended up doing both a Sidekick-sized page (for my “him and me” album) and a regular sized page (for Sadie’s album).

First up, the regular-sized Planner Essentials page for Sadie’s album. I used a Planner Essentials 4 for the base and added the Safari Jeep with a picture of us in the car. The jeep is cut with a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and some brown and black cardstock. The jeep is so easy to put together as I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting for the pieces on top. The hearts down the side are from the Planner Essentials 40 set (and is die cut also with the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The huge arrow pointing to sweet Sadie is from the Library Pocket set. And I added a Fitted Circle die cut for interest.

On the back of the page, I added some cute pictures of her int he back of the car. The silver die cut on the side is also from the Planner Essentials 40 set. Car Vibes is cut with the stitched letters in the Planner Essentials 37 set. I added another couple Fitted Circles on top.

Next up, I adhered another jeep to the front of a large Stitched Circle die. I did a second pass on my die cutting machine with the Sidekick Essentials 5 (that lopped off the bottom of the circle and cut the holes). This page is for my Sidekick-sized Planner in which I keep memories of him and me.

On the back, I added a picture of our favorite stop (Sedona, AZ) and some journaling (along with another Fitted Circle. And for all these pages, of course, I added a fun reinforcements from one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned, silver, black & brown cardstock, Yellow Copic, Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Joset Designs Uncategorized

Sweeter than Honey

January 16, 2023

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I love this bear and wanted to make a card that can be for Valentines day or anytime.


Cut and score an A2 card base from white cardstock. Using the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, cut a panel from yellow cardstock. Using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles, cut a panel from soft finish cardstock. Cut a “U” and “R” three times using the Planner Essentials 37 die set from yellow cardstock. Cut and assemble bees, bear, and honey pot from the Honey Bear die set. Cut a honeycomb from a scrap piece of cardstock, I used 1178-Honeycombwhich is an older die set. Other honeycomb options would be Side Kick Essentials 13 or the 1945-Honeycomb die set.

Using the honeycomb as a stencil, ink yellow ink onto the soft finish cardstock panel.

Adhere the soft finish cardstock panel to a the yellow Stitched Rectangle panel.

Adhere the three “U”s and three “R”s together and attach the card front. Also adhere the Honey Bear to the card front.

Using black ink, stamp the sentiment from the Bear Hugs stamp set.

Adhere the card front to the card base. Also add some of the bees to the front of the card. That completes the card.

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. 
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