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A Quick Layout That Will Make You Smile

March 21, 2019

Good morning! Laura here today, sharing a quick 12×12 layout I created. Follow the step-by-step below to see how you can make your own version!

Step 1. Trim papers. You’ll need:

  • 1 12×12
  • 1 61/4×12
  • 1 31/4×12
  • 1 23/4×6
  • 1 51/2×51/2

Once you’re done cutting, ink the edges of all papers.

Step 2. Using the Stitched Circles die set, die cut 7 circles using dies that one size apart so you have a silhouette and a full circle. Ink the edges of all circles.

Step 3. Die cut or fussy cut 4 butterflies and ink edges

Step 4. Create your flowers using any small Elizabeth Craft Designs flower die. I used the Large Flower, and Bunch of Flowers sets.

Step 5. Adhere everything together and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

~Laura

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Creating Pages For Your Monthly Calendar And Important Dates

March 19, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my March Calendar and Important Dates Tag.

Have you seen the new release from Esther Glass for the Planner Essentials Line? Well, both pages feature some of the new products that are now available from the new release! On top of using the new Planner Essentials release from Esther Glass, I’ve used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

To start, I will share with you how to recreate my March Calendar Page.

Step 1. Die cut the Planner Page from the Planner Essentials 3 set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Jade Magenta Nuance Powder over 1/4 of the way from the top of the page. Spritz with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Monthly stamp from the Bullet Journaling 3 stamp set and stamp onto the tab of the page. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the ‘XXX’ stamp and stamp in the bottom left and top right corner of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3. From the Blackboard Alphabet Die, die cut the word March out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 4. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the page. Adhere the March word to where the magenta nuance is. Place the Sun. to Sat. stamps, from the Schedule stamp set, onto a stamp block. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week and stamp underneath the March word.

Step 5. To finish the page, add the corresponding numbers underneath the days on the calendar as well as add black markings around the March word.

With your March Calendar Page done, I will share with you how to recreate my Important Dates Tag.

Step 1. Start by die cutting the tag from the Planner Essentials 7 die out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letter stamp, from the Patterns 2 stamp set, stamp off onto a piece of scrap paper and then stamp onto to your tag randomly. Repeat the previous step six more times to your tag. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the square pattern twice out of black cardstock. Cut the two pieces up into four pieces.

Step 4. From the Stitched Fishtail Banners, die cut the 3/8″ banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the notched side of the die, 2 7/8″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Die cut the 3/4″ banner out of a scrap piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Paper Pack. Place the notched side of the die, 3 1/2″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Important stamp, from the Bullet Journaling 2 stamp set and stamp onto the white banner. Ink the edges of the important and patterned paper banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. From the Retro Labels stamp set, you’ll need nine of the labels. Next, you’ll need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to four of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the labels. Write on each label as desired. Ink the edges of all the labels using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 6. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the tag page.

Step 7. Adhere the square patterned pieces as desired on the tag.

Step 8. Adhere the Important banner to the patterned paper banner. Foam square the patterned paper banner to the top portion of the tag.

Step 9. To finish the tag, adhere the labels as desired.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my March Calendar Page and Important Dates Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Magenta Nuance: Jade
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Mister
  • Twine
  • Black Pen
  • Kraft Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General

Happy Birthday, Els!

March 15, 2019

We’re sending out a very special ‘Happy Birthday’ to Els, our fearless leader and favorite crafter!

Els inspires a lot of crafters around the world, and brings so many people together with her passion for creativity. More importantly, she’s a truly kind person and a joy to be around!

Check out some of our favorite moments last year with Els, and be sure to wish her happy birthday below!


Don’t forget to join the #HappyBirthdayEls contest –– you could win a $50 gift card to Ecraftdesigns.com!

Here are the details:

  •  Create a birthday project
  • Upload it to Instagram, Twitter or our Facebook Family Page with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayEls

We hope you’ll join us by wishing Els a very Happy Birthday –– hope you have a wonderful day, Els!

Love,

Your team

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Create A Cute Gift Tag

March 3, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you how to create a cute gift tag that’s perfect to add to any gift or gift bag!

To create this gift tag, I’ve used the brand new dies from Joset Designs as well as dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and ModaScrap. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Cut a piece of White Cardstock to 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″. From the Tags 9 & More – Sparkle die, place the round tag topper with hole cut out at the top of the cardstock tag. Run through die cutting machine. From a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the reinforcement circle. Adhere the reinforcement circle overtop of the hole on the tag. Sprinkle Jade Magenta Nuance over the left hand side of the tag. Spritz with water. Ink the edges of the tag using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Set tag aside to dry.

Step 2. From the Party Accessories die, die cut the balloon elements and one of the party hat elements out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Lucky Clover Distress Ink over the entire surface of the balloon and solid hat. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink over the entire surface of the balloon string and top of the party hat. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink over the entire surface of the dotted party hat.

Step 3. From the Monkey die, die cut all of the elements out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Expresso Distress Ink over the entire surface of the monkey head, tail, body, arms and legs. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of the monkey ears, face, hands and feet. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Black Soot Distress Ink over the entire surface of the eyes. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the banana.

Step 4. Die cut the 1 1/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the banner down to 3″. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the birthday sentiment from the Safari Sayings and stamp onto the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. Adhere the monkey together. Add the mouth in by drawing it in with a black pen.

Step 6. Adhere the banana underneath the monkey’s right hand. Adhere the ballon together and then adhere it to the left hand. Adhere the party hat together and adhere it on an angle on the monkey’s head.

Step 7. Foam square the birthday sentiment 1/2″ from the bottom of the tag. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the monkey to the left of the birthday sentiment.

Step 8. To finish off the gift tag, tie some twine through the top of the hole on the tag.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my cute gift tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Magenta Nuance: Jade
  • Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, Carved Pumpkin, Tea Dye, Ground Espresso, Black Soot and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Mister
  • Twine
  • Black Pen
Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Club

#BeGordeous Challenge

February 25, 2019

Have you joined the Susan’s Garden Club #BeGordeous Challenge yet?

Here are the details:

1. Create a project with the French Pumpkin
2. Upload your project to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family page, Instagram, and/or Twitter with the hashtag #BeGourdeous
3. We will pick 5 winners! Winners will receive one die from Susan Tierney Cockburn’s upcoming collection!

Challenge ends March 6.

We hope you’ll join!

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Meet Our Design Team!

February 23, 2019

You may have noticed a couple new names on the blog, sharing new inspiring projects. That’s because we’ve added some new members to our design team –– some planners and a paper gardener!

Our design team is made up of crafty individuals who are here to inspire your creativity! We are so lucky to have such an amazing team, and we hope you’ll take the time to meet not only our new members, but also our continued crafters!


Be sure to click on each picture to see each member’s biography, and follow them on social media!

Happy Crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Technique Friday

Technique Friday – You’re So Sweet Cat Card

February 8, 2019

Happy Technique Friday! This week, Joset Van De Burgt shows us how to create this super sweet cat card, using the Lion/Tiger Die Set.

Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project! Happy Technique Friday!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials

U.S. Planner Design Team Call!

February 5, 2019

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team plays an integral role in our mission to inspire crafters. Design Team Members are dedicated to providing fresh designs, thoughtful tutorials and creative support to the crafting community.

Our design team is made up of crafty cardmakers, scrappy scrapbookers, planner-addicts, paper gardeners, home-decor junkies and more who challenge themselves creatively everyday –– does this sound like you?

We’re now accepting applications for our United States Planner Design Team!

We’re always looking to add to our super-glued design team, but this Design Team call is for Planners/Bullet Journalers in the United States!

There are so many different ways to utilize your planner and we want YOU to show our community how you use yours, sharing tips and inspiration along the way.

Not a planner yet, but interested? That’s okay –– there may be an opportunity for you to show what you can do!

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A DESIGNER

As an Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Member, you’ll receive a wide variety of benefits:

  • Receive any Elizabeth Craft Designs products needed to create your content
  • Earn income through pay-per-sales affiliate programs (ShareASale & LinkDeli)
  • Expand your own following & reach:
    • Your name, bio and blog/social media links on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website
    • Your Elizabeth Craft Designs blog posts (over 11k unique readers/month)
    • Worldwide social media exposure
  • Your projects will be displayed at craft trades and retail shows all over the world
  • Join a snippin’ fabulous creative community

REQUIREMENTS

Those who are interested in applying must meet the following requirements:

  • Enthusiastic bloggers who love to work with our products
  • Willing to commit to creating 4 projects/month
    • Projects shared on company blog must be created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products
  • Creative, professional and punctual
  • Passionate about sharing their creative passion on social media
  • Have good photography skills
  • Must be able to write clear, concise step-by-step tutorials
  • Willing to join monthly group posts, which take place on the blog

If you’re interested, please email allison@ecraftdesigns.com with the following:

  • A short bio
  • Link to your blog and/or any social media accounts

Good luck!

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15 Valentine’s Day Projects You Can Make Today!

February 2, 2019

Valentine’s Day is coming and we’re here to give you some quick ideas for cards, gifts and decor! So, along with our Design Team, we’ve gathered 15 Valentine’s Day projects you can create today!

Samantha Klaebe created this LOVEly Valentine’s Day Card using hearts from the Love Struck die set and Joset’s new Tree die set!

Valentine’s Day is only 12 days away it’s time to start thinking about creating some Valentine’s Day decor! Katelyn Grosart created this cute Happy Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging, perfect to add to any spot in your home.

Hanging garland is a simple way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, or any holiday!

What’s Valentine’s Day without roses? You can create bouquets of paper flowers, or just one single flower, for your loved one!

Give someone you love some sweet treats in these adorable gift box! Tanja Kabel (above) and Wanda Hentges (below) shows us that the Gable Box can be used for any occasion.

Want to set out a few decorations for Valentine’s Day? The ECD Team made this simple watercolored heart and framed it for an easy decor piece!

… Or recreate this beautiful love bird scene made by EK Gorman!

Create this framed piece for the happy couple, or make it for yourself and hang it in your home!

This adorable (and simple) card, created by Diana Nguyen, is perfect for anyone on Valentine’s Day!

Did you know that our dies can cut felt? This felt-stuffed heart is such a cute idea for any holiday!

Sara Torzullo made this adorable ‘I love you’ card with a peek-a-boo heart!

This card, created by Karen Ostergard, is a perfect way to tell someone you FLAMINGO together –– such a fun Valentine’s Day card!

Suzanne Cannon shows us that even simple Valentine’s Day cards can still be elegant!

And lastly, a card for those who like to doodle. Here’s a cute idea for 3D balloons using the Fitted Hearts die set!


Are you going to recreate any of these projects?
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This Week Planner Spread

January 31, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you this week’s planner spread for my planner. Creating planner spreads has never been easier using the Planner Essentials Collection. By using a variety of the dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection, as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap, it allowed me to customize my planner and create my this planner spread. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. From the Planner Essentials – 2 die, die cut four small tags out of kraft cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the day of the week stamp from the Calendar stamp set and stamp Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday on each of the tags. Ink the edges of the tags using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Write in a date and details about each day using a black pen.

Step 2. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the rectangle box stamp from the Schedule stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step a second time and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut out the two rectangle boxes. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the day of the week stamp from the Calendar stamp set and stamp Tuesday, Friday and Saturday on each of the boxes. Ink the edges of the rectangle boxes using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Write in a date and details about each day using a black pen.

Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the geometric pattern twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the two pieces in half, giving you four pattern pieces.

Step 4. From the Planner Essentials – 3 die, die cut the large banner out of kraft cardstock. From the same die set, die cut the “This Week” banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of each banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the flower stamp from the Patterns 1 stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step again and stamp on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply the Potting Soil Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Repeat the previous step again and stamp onto the same piece of kraft cardstock. On the white soft cardstock, sprinkle Spring Green Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the flowers. On the kraft cardstock, sprinkle Aquamarine Magenta Nuance Powder overtop of the flowers. Spritz both pieces of paper with water. Dry with a heat tool. Fussy cut the four flower bunches out.

Step 6. Choose a piece of patterned paper from ModaScrap’s Wood Effect Paper Pack. From the Planner Essentials – 2 die, die cut the planner page out of the patterned paper piece. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the January date and stamp onto the tab. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stitched stamp and stamp at the bottom right and top left of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 7. Using the same patterned paper piece from step 6, die cut the planner page from the Planner Essentials – 3 die out of the patterned paper piece. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the February date and stamp onto the tab. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stitched stamp and stamp at the bottom left and top right of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 8. Adhere two of the geometric pattern pieces to the January page. Adhere a white flower bunch to the right of the January tab. Adhere the “This Week” banner to the kraft cardstock banner. Foam square the banners to the top right side of the page. Adhere Monday, Tuesday and Thursday tags and box to the page as desired. Note: I sometimes mix up my days of the week on my pages.

Step 9. Adhere two of the geometric pattern pieces to the February page. Adhere a white flower bunch to the right of the third hole from the top of the page. Adhere one of the kraft flower bunches to left of the February tab and adhere the other kraft flower bunch the right of the two bottom holes of the page. Adhere Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tags and box to the page as desired. Note: I sometimes mix up my days of the week on my pages.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my This Week Planner Spread.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Magenta Nuance: Spring Green and Aquamarine
  • Kraft Cardstock
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