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Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Chickens, Chickens, Everywhere

September 27, 2022

Karen here today sharing a couple “scrapbook” Planner Essentials pages where I added elements from the Joset Designs and Art Journal lines. So fun to mix up these products; they go together so well. My guy and I went to Kauai earlier this summer. Because of Hurricane Iniki many years ago, there were some chicken rance fences that blew down, and now there are wild, free chickens pretty much everywhere on the island. I created a Sidekick Essentials page for my “him n me” album and a Planner Essentials page for my “places I’ve been” album.

First up is the Planner Essentials 6 page. This is a great base for pages; I love the chevron pattern up the side. The letters are from Planner Essentials 23. I added the Rooster from the Hen & Rooster set as an embellishment to this page.

On top of adding a hen to this page, I also added a palm tree from the Summer Journal Special. How fun of a combination (i.e. the chicken and the tree!!). I also added some reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 and/or 2.

For my Sidekick page, I used the Sidekick Essentials 6 set for the page base and adhered the Sidekick Essentials 18 to it by cutting it with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The sentiment at the top is from the Vacay Phrases set.

The Sidekick Essentials 18 set is awesome for having an extra pocket for storing several pictures. FOr these, I just put them on a lighter version of my rainbow patterned paper and then rounded two of the corners.

On the back, I added a couple large leaves and flip flops from the Summer Journals Special.

Thank you for checking out my pages today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Copic Markers (for coloring the rooster parts), Kraft Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Black Ink


My Love

March 2, 2021

Good morning!  I am excited to share my newest layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I really love scrapbooking photos of my husband, I usually have to be a photographer ninja to sneak a photo of him but over the years he has gotten better and will even pose now!

To create this layout
Step 1 – Cover the paper with clear gesso (I used the Worn Wood paper)

Step 2 – Using your favorite ECD stencil add texture paste then color with your watercolors! (I used a stencil from the Summer Journal special)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 15 florals

Step 4 – Die cut, ink and shape 5 leaves
Step 5 – color any resins or chipboard peices to match your layout

Step 6 – Assemble layout
Step 7 – Add seed beads, microbeads and art stones to finish the layout making sure to add them to the florals!

Thanks so much for stopping by

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Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Memories – New flower dies!

January 19, 2021

Good morning!
I just adore these new flower dies – they are full and fabulous and very versatile!
I decided to create a beach layout of our boys when they were younger as I am longing for some warmer weather!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Take your favorite ECD paper – I used a sheet from the Worn Wood paper pack – and cover both sides with clear gesso and heat set or allow to dry
Step 2 – Use texture paste and your favorite ECD stencil along the right side of your layout – I used a stencil from the Summer Journal Special
Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 17 flowers – I used the new flower dies that will be available soon! They are so awesome!

Step 4 – die cut, ink and assemble as many branches/stems/leaves as you wish

Step 5 – stamp the title – I used the pieces of life stamp

Step 6 – Add seed beads and art stones and assemble as shown!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1841 – Florals 5 (coming soon)

1842 – Florals 6 (coming soon)

1843 – Florals 7 (coming soon)

1844 – Florals 8 (coming soon)

1845 – Florals 9 (coming soon)

1846 – Leaves & Branches (coming soon)

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Summer Journal Special

Winter Birdhouse

January 12, 2021

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Winter Birdhouse.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut the elements from the Holiday Birdhouse die set from woodgrain, white and colored cardstock
  • add color with Alcohol Markers

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • cut out the tag from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set from watercolor cardstock
  • apply white embossing paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special set – let this layer dry thoroughly
  • add color with the watercolor palette

Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • assemble the birdhouse
  • add a vintage typewriter sentiment
  • thread twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.



Elizabeth Craft Designs

embossing paste
woodgrain and colored cardstock
vintage typewriter sentiment



November 11, 2020

Good morning!
Laura here today to share a summer layout!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Using your favorite ECD papers (I used Summer Art) have one 12″x12″ or 30cm x 30cm paper, trim another to 3″x6″ or 7.5cm x 15.25cm, and trim one more 4″x 7.25″ or 10.15cm x 18.5 cm, and one at .75″x 6″ or 2cm x 15.25cm Ink all the edges of the papers
Step 2 – using coordinating cardstock die cut 4 silhouetted circles of varies sizes using your favorite ECD circle die (I used stitched circles) and 3 silhouetted rectangles and 1 full rectangle of various sizes (I used stitched rectangles)

Step 3 – Die cut, ink and assemble 9 of your favorite ECD flowers (I used Florals 2, and florals 3)
Step 4 – Die cut 1 film strip, 2 small filmstrip from Planner Essentials 24, one dragonfly and the summer word and shadow from the Summer Art set from coordinating cardstock. Ink all the edges.

Step 5 – Mat your photo
Step 6 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by

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October 6, 2020

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next creation for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I am IN LOVE with the new Summer Art paper line and I finally got a chance to create with it….the designs and colors are outstanding!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso ( I used the Summer Art Collection)
Step 2 – mix texture paste with a coordinating color of colorant (I chose tainted love teal from Lindys Stamp gang)
Step 3 – use your favorite ECD stencil and the colored texture paste approximately 2.5″ or 6 cm from the left hand side of your paper (I used the waves stencil)
Step 4 – while texture paste is still wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter at top the image (I used copper)

Step 5 – place two pieces of cheesecloth (1 at least 12 inches or 30.5 cm long and one about 8 inches or 10cm ling) in a resealable freezer bag and color with your favorite mist or powder. (I used Lindy’s magical powders in Cowabunga copper and Hags Wart Orange). Remove from bag with tweezers or wearing gloves and dry with your heat gun
Step 6 – adhere the cheesecloth as shown in photos

Step 7 – fussy cut two small flowers, one large flower cluster, a turtle and a set of leaves from the paper and ink the edges

Step 8 – die cut three of your favorite ECD flowers (I used florals 2, florals 1, and florals 3) and assemble remembering to ink the edges
Step 9 – die cut an elegant ornament, palm tree and stem from the Summer Journal Special and an anchor, then ink the edges

Step 10 – grab your favorite chipboard title and heat emboss twice, on the third embossing sprinkle silk microfine glitter into the while you are heat setting the embossing powder. I do not normally take photos in direct sunlight but I wanted to share the glitteriness of the effect
Step 11 – create a photo mat, ink the edges of the mat as well as the background paper. Adhere everything as shown and add some seed beads!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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