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Creating A Double Pocket In Your Planner

October 13, 2019

A very happy Sunday to you, crafters!

Esther Glas, designer for the Elizabeth Craft Design Planner Essentials collection, shows us how to create a double pocket for your planner. Watch the video below!

Don’t forget to join the ECD Planner Group for more planner inspiration, and to share your projects!

Happy Crafting!

Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

French Window Mini Album

September 30, 2019

Hi, Luciana is here! Today I’m sharing with you a project using some elements from the Planner Essentials collection. This is a great collection to add personalized elements to your planner, but also the design is great for any other kind of project.
For example I used the large tag from the set Planner Essential – 7 to create a mini album. today I’m sharing the steps to customize the cover of this album.

Step 1.

Prepare the base of the cover. Using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 300gr, cut out:
2 layers of the larger tag from the set Planner Essential -7, and adhere them to each other;
1 piece of the hole reinforcer from the same set, then color it in a brown shade;
2 layers of the grid from the set Garden Patch -1 3/8-inch & Mini Daffodils, and then adhere them to each other;
1 piece of paper 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches, and the watercolor it with a blue color.

Cut also a piece of acetate in the following sizes: 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches.
(tip: you can use a distress ink pad to add a shadow and deepness to each element)

Step 2.

Assemble the pieces with the following sequence: the large tag, the blue piece of paper, the acetate, the grid.

Step 3.

Prepare a Rose using the dies Garden Rose – English Rose.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr:
2 sets of the elements with the 3 petals;
3 sets of the other petals.
Add a blue shade along all the edges.

Add a texture to each elements of the flower using the loop tool and the molding pad.

Overlap the four elements with the 3 petals.

Put the 3 smaller petals inside the flower concentrically, from the largest to the smallest. Then the 3 larger petals outside the flower, in the same way, from the smallest to the largest.

Step 4.

Prepare all the other decorative elements for the windows.

Die cut some floral elements to decorate the window:
the flowers and leaves from the set Garden Notes – Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis);
the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Dogwood 2;
the sprig from the set Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern;
the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Feverfew 1.

Step 5.

Assemble the pieces like the pictures below.

I added a texture paste on the window and some metal elements, such us a lamp, an angular bracket, a brown wired spiral, to make the scene more realistic.

I hope you got inspired,
Luciana Telesca

Other
foam tape
distress ink pad (old paper)
metal embellishments
artificial straw
brown wire
texture paste

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Enter Our Halloween Challenge!

September 29, 2019

It’s almost Halloween crafters, and we have a challenge for you –– you could win a $25 gift card to ecraftdesigns.com!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Create a Halloween-themed project using your favorite ECD products
2. Post a picture of your project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Elizabeth Craft Designs FamilyECD Planner Group
3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ECDSPOOKY in your post, or we won’t see it!


*contest ends October 31
*multiple entries allowed
*3 winners chosen


Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Step-By-Step: My September Week #3 Planner Spread

September 24, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my September Week #3 planner spread for my planner.

To create this spread, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials collection and Joset Designs. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Choose some patterned paper (mine is from the Georgia Blues Collection). Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials – 4 page out of the paper. Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials – 2 page out of the paper. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 and stamp randomly on each page. Reapply ink as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the script stamp from the Background Stamp 2 and stamp randomly on each page. Reapply ink as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the September month from the Months stamp set and stamp onto the tab on the left hand page. Distress the edges of each page. Ink the edges of each page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse collection). Die cut the reinforcement circles from the Planner Essentials – 1 die twice out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the 12 reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut seven labels from the Planner Labels die out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week from the Schedule stamp set and stamp each one day of the week on each of the labels. Use a black pen to write in to-do’s on each label. Distress the edges of each label. Ink the edges of the label using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose another patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse paper). From the Planner Essentials – 6 die, die cut two large rectangles out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Stitched Indented Rectangle die, die cut two 3″ rectangles out of the same patterned paper used for the reinforcement circles. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose another patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse paper). From the Stitched Indented Rectangle die, die cut two 3 1/2″ rectangles out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 1 1/2″ fishtail twice out of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose another patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse paper). From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 1 7/8″ fishtail twice out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 1 1/8″ fishtail twice out of the same patterned paper used for the large rectangles. Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Choose a flag from the Celebration Flags die. From the same patterned paper used for the 3″ stitched indented rectangle, die cut two of the flags out. Cut both flags down to 3 3/4″. From the same patterned paper used for the large rectangles, die cut two of the flags out. Cut one of the flags down to 4 1/4″ and cut the other flags down to 3 1/4″.

Step Eleven. Adhere six of the reinforcement circles to the left page. Adhere the other six reinforcement circles to the right page.

Step Twelve. Adhere the 1 1/8″ stitched fishtail to the 1 1/2″ stitched fishtail. Adhere the 1 1/2″ stitched fishtail to the 1 7/8″ stitched fishtail. Repeat for the other page. Foam square one of the stacked stitched fishtails to the left page 1 1/2″ from the left and 1″ from the bottom of the page. Foam square the other stacked stitched fishtails to the right page 1 1/4″ from the right and 1″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the 3″ stitched indented rectangle to the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle. Adhere the large rectangle to the 3″ stitched indented rectangle. Repeat for the other page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the stacked stitched indented rectangles to the left page 1/2″ from the left and 2″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the other stacked indented rectangles to the right page 1/2″ from the right and 2″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the Monday to Wednesday labels to the left hand page. Adhere the Thursday to Sunday labels to the right hand page.

Step Fifteen. In the top left corner of the left page, adhere the 3 3/4″ and 4 1/4″ flags. In the top right corner of the right page, adhere the 3 3/4″ and 3 1/4″ flags.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my September Week #3 planner spread.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Prima Marketing: Spring Farmhouse and Georgia Blues Collections
  • Misc: Black Journaling Pen and Kraft Cardstock

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Scarecrow Halloween Card

September 20, 2019

It’s Technique Friday, and Els has another fantastic project for us!

This week, Els shows how to create this super cute Scarecrow Halloween Card, using dies from one of our newest releases!

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve created this project!

Happy Crafting!

Becky Seddon Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Adorable

September 18, 2019

Good morning! Laura here with you today to show you a layout I created for Els of her grandson –– he is adorable!

To create this layout:

I used various papers: ModaScrap’s Wood Effect Paper for the background and Blue Cotton Candy for the accent pieces and title piece.

Step 1 – Using your accent papers Die cut – 2 stitched circles – your choice of size and cut one in half, a stitched fishtail with accent paper  and one using the card paper of the blue cotton candy to create your title, kaleidoscope background, the tag part of the planner essentials 11, the largest die in Planner Essentials 8, the heart from Love Struck, a border from Valentines Edges,  the circle and tree from the Love Life Tag  and two stitched rectangles.

Step 2 – apply a double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of Soft Finish cardstock and die cut the following – 2 edges from the Valentines Edges, a circle from the Love Life Tag, and a banner set from the celebration flags.  Peel off one backing and apply midnight blue silk microfine glitter from the Beach Palette set. Rub the pieces with your fingers to bring out the sparkle

Step 3 – Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by! See the full product list below.

Laura

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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Designer Challenge Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Krista Schneider Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Trick Or Treat –– 15 Spooky Halloween Projects To Make This Year!

September 15, 2019

Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).

Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

Tanja Kabel

Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.

Sandy Diller

What do you call a dancing ghost? Polka-haunt-us 

Samantha Klaebe

What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!

Anne Swinkles

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? Booberry pie

Katelyn Grosart

What did Dracula serve at his Halloween party? Ghoulaide

EK Gorman

How do you fix a broken Jack-O-Lantern? With a pumpkin patch!

Karen Ostergard

Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it!

Laura Gilhuly

What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream!

ECD Team

Why do mummies have no friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!


We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit ecraftdesigns.com to see our full collections!

Spooky crafting!

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

DIY Mini Journal

September 8, 2019

As always, Esther Glas (designer for the Planner Essentials line) blows us away with another amazing project idea –– DIY Mini Journals!

The Planner Essential line is perfect as a monthly agenda, mini scrapbook, junk journal, and more –– but, did you ever think to use the line in another creative ways?

For this mini journal, Esther used the large ticket die from the Planner Essentials 11 die set (1655) for the pages. Then, she binded it! You could, of course, choose any method of book-binding you’d like.

We love it when people think outside the box when using our products! Isn’t this mini journal cool? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Flowers Galore: Creating Simple Invites!

September 4, 2019

It’s Karen here today. My parents have a milestone anniversary coming up. 6o years is the Diamond anniversary, so I turned a square on its side to create a diamond-shaped card!

We are throwing them a dinner party, and I wanted to create a few printed invitations for special guests. I used a few of the flower stamps to create the invitations. On the back of the card is where I put the details about the event printed from my computer.

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We Are Obsessed…

September 1, 2019

We may be a little biased, but we are obsessed with our newest collections! If you haven’t poked around our website lately, you may have missed some of our recent releases –– we’ve got you covered!

Take a look at our August releases, and let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!

Halloween by Joset van de Burgt

Joset’s newest release included 5 new Halloween-themed die sets, with another accessory die set that works with her character dies! Take a look at some of them below!


Hand-Drawn Clear Stamps by Charlene van der Vorst

In her debut collection, Charlene released 8 new hand-drawn stamp sets! These stamps are larger than we’ve released previously, measuring at 5.8″ X 8.3″ (A5 size). Take a look at some of them below!


Planner Essentials by Esther Glas

The newest Planner Essential collection included 8 new stamps and 8 new dies sets, with Christmas and cooking themes! We also released 3 new planner colors alongside this collection! Take a look at some of them below!


We hope you’re loving these new releases as much as we do! Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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