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Greenville Planner Dashboard And Intro Pages

January 26, 2020

Hello! Annette Green here with my first Planner Essentials blog post!

2020 will be a year of big changes for my husband and I, since we’ll be moving to Downtown Greenville, South Carolina by the Summer. In our efforts to stay organized with all the tasks we’ll be faced with and to document the progress, I thought I’d create a separate planner just for this purpose. This will be a great place for photos, but also for lists, goals, accomplishments and all the details therein.

My dashboard features a hidden list of our favorite things about Greenville, tucked behind a large tag with our photo.

It’s interesting to see our photo through the vellum window. This protects the photo nicely on the front page, while also encouraging viewers to pull the tab to see more.

The intro pages start the story and show a few photos from our recent visit to Greenville.

Here are a few tips for using the Planner Essentials dies, stamps and other ECD products to make the job easier. When die-cutting letters and more intricate pieces, I use Clear Double-Sided Adhesive sheets on the back of my cardstock and paper.

Washi tape is great for holding small dies in place, especially when using a magnetic platform. I’ve used the Planner Essentials 23 Alphabet Trio set.

After cutting a tan cardstock page using the Planner Essentials 4 die, cut parchment paper 3 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (9.525 cm x 16.51 cm) which is slightly larger than the window opening to come. Adhere title letters and make a list.

Die-cut a pattern paper pocket from Planner Essentials 22 Planner Pocket 4 – Top Loading then die-cut the opening with the stitched window die. (You’ll need to do a bit of planning for position so you can view your list through the window.) For the hole-reinforcers, die-cut two from coordinating cardstock and adhere.

Adhere either clear acrylic or vellum (like mine) onto the back of the pocket page.

Adhere the pocket page to the tan base page.

Die-cut more words and numbers. I’ve cut mine from green and black cardstock and layered them to create a drop shadow effect. Adhere small reinforcers on the page holes. I’ve used Planner Essentials 27 Retro Numbers Trio and the Reinforcement Variety Pack.

To create a tag for the pocket, die-cut black cardstock using the topper die as shown. My tag measures 3 7/8″ x 8 5/8″ (9.8425 cm x 21.9075 cm) after die-cutting.

Die-cut the fold-over piece from green cardstock and stamp “Pull•Pull•Pull” around the hole using Pieces of Life 1 – Numbers & More stamp set.

Cover the tag with pattern paper, then adhere the fold-over tab piece to the top.

Slide the tag into the pocket to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.

Adhere a photo with a green cardstock mat to the tag, again planing the positioning so it shows through the vellum window. I’ve stamped This is Us from the Circle Labels stamp set.

Insert the tag into the pocket page.

Onto the back of the dashboard page, adhere pattern paper and add hole reinforcements. Die-cut a notepad twice (tan and black) using Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces. I’ve added Greenville again with two colors, and stamped a circle for the upper right corner.

I’ve adhered a chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s Life’s A Journey collection and added black reinforcement circles around the holes.

Die-cut another base page and stamp the background. I’ve used Background Stamps 2 with tan ink. Die cut the photo frame pieces using Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages. I’ve cut the background portion from coordinating pattern paper and the front piece from black cardstock. Adhere this unit to the base page, add photos and captions.

Insert pages into your planner. I’ve used the Espresso Planner Cover which will go nicely with my Greenville documentation.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial! See you next time.

Annette

A Way With Words Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Perfect

January 25, 2020

Hello Everyone!  It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a non-Valentine’s Valentine’s Day card.  I like giving out cards to friends and family on the 14th, but I also like it to look like a card for any other day of the year.  Today I am playing around with the negative image of a die cut to create this any-time Valentine’s day card.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Perfect a

Step One: Trim a piece of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches.  Score and fold the the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame.

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Step Two:  Using the A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame stencil, apply it over the card frame and blend in ink.  I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.

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Step Three:  Lift the stencil and lay it down to the side of the original image and blend more ink.

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Step Four:  Repeat on the opposite side.

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Step Five: Die cut the sentiment from the card frame using the You Are Perfect die set from the A With Words Line.  I tack down the dies where I want them using a little bit of blue tape.

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Step Six:  Using a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, cover the die cut area of the die cut in the inside of the card frame.

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Step Seven: Add the die cut sentiment back into the negative space, tacking it down with some blue tape.

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Step Eight:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere back in the pieces from the die cut.  Carefully lift back out the die cut sentiment.

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Step Nine:  Repeat step 7 and 8 using the other die cut sentiment.

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Step Ten: Stamp on heart and flutter images onto the stamp using the Soar Collection stamp set.

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Step Eleven:  Fill in the hearts with some color.  I watercolored ink from a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker.

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Step Twelve:  Fill in the wing with a contrasting color.  I watercolored Black Soot Distress Marker into the wings.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Perfect b

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this fun negative effect card.

EK Gorman, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Perfect c

Let us know in the comments below if you ever play with the negative images of die cuts.  Until then, happy crafting!

EK

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Valentine’s Day Card

January 23, 2020

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here! I’m so thrilled to be able to continue sharing projects as a guest blogger here on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again!!! For today’s post I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card as sweet as sugar, but one that is still really easy to make… just in case you want to make a series of them!

Here is how to create the card:

Step 1: Pick several sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock in various pink and light purple tones. I used a dark and light pink one as well as a very light purple/lilac tone.
Step 2: Die cut borders from the chosen cardstock colors – one border set per colour – using the Valentine’s Edges die cut set.
Step 3: Next adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of white cardstock.
Step 4: Die cut the white, adhesive covered piece using the solid heart die of the Heart Cutouts die cut die.
Step 5: Next die cut the inner piece of the Heart Cutouts heart from the dark pink Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere these pieces together.
Step 6: Place the heart into a coffee filter and pour Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the tiny hearts and brush the residue off with a paint brush. Pour the residue back into the glitter jar and polish the glitter using your finger.
Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a Valentine’s sentiment with embossing ink – using the Love Sentiments clear stamp set – and heat emboss using white fine embossing powder. Fussy cut – or use a banner die cut die – into right size.
Step 8: Adhere all pieces onto a white card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape for the border pieces and the heart and 3D foam for the sentiment. Decorate with Craft Drops (optional).

I’ve also recorded a short process video for you to watch to give you a better idea on each and every step! I hope you enjoy it!

Wishing you a lovely, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

Other:
VersaMark ink
Super Fine White Embossing Powder – Ranger
Anti-static stamp pad
Acrylic block
Heat tool
Coffee Filters


Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday!

January 19, 2020

Hello! Welcome! Samantha here –– January marks my birthday month! So I thought it fitting to create a fun, bright birthday card using a few of my favourite Elizabeth Craft Designs smaller dies.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut pink card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Fitted Rounded Square die.

Step 3: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Stitched Rounded Square die.

Step 4: Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the small cupcakes 6x.

Step 5: Assemble all the die cut pieces as shown below. Mix and match the pattern paper and cardstock as desired.

Step 6: Adhere the assembled die-cuts to your card front. Stamp the sentiment using black ink.

Step 7:  Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 8: Die cut the small hearts, and adhere these to the cupcakes on your card front. Embellish the card with enamel dots and a twine bow.

(Optional: Add machine stitched details.)

Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun card tutorial showing you how I like to use smaller dies. Cupcakes are the best! I certainly will be having a few real ones one my birthday to go along side my cupcake greeting card.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Pattern Paper

Pink/Green/Purple Card stock

Enamel Dots

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Mornings

January 18, 2020

What’s your favorite part of the day? Mine is probably the morning –– peaceful or productive, the day hold more possibility in the morning!

I knew I wanted to make a peaceful scene from the Asian-themed dies and decided I needed some sort of background to tie it all in together. I played with my watercolors a bit and came up with a very soft background. I knew I would end up covering much of my background with dies so I didn’t let the lack of watercolor skills bother me (too much.) Lol!

Step one: Paint a background with some water, sky, and a tree on a watercolor sheet. Add some land and grass to the forefront of the cardbase.

A very elementary painting but it’ll work!

Step 2: Die cut the bridge out of light blue cardstock and all others out of white cardstock. Use Distress Inks to color the cattails, stone pagoda and rocks. Use Copic markers to add some shade and dimension to the bridge.

Step 3: Adhere all dies as seen in completed picture above.

Step 4: Stamp and die cut with a circle the quote from A bit of Fragrance clear stamp set. I also matted the circle out of dark blue cardstock – the same one I use for the card base.

All done!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day.

Diana

Other products used: Copic markers, Distress Inks, Light blue and dark blue cardstock

Cardmaking Craft Drops Joset Designs

Sneak Peek: Mermaid Kisses

January 13, 2020

Hello Friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I’m excited to be sharing some awesome upcoming dies and stamps from Joset Designs.

I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer and these adorable ocean themed dies and stamps are just perfect. This entire line will be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website very soon so keep an eye out for them! Meanwhile, here’s a little sneak peek for you.

This little Mermaid just couldn’t be any cuter and she goes together easily -so let’s get started.

I began by making my ocean background. I used Yupo and alcohol ink but you can use any paper for this. I cut a piece of Yupo Paper, which is really plastic paper, 5.25″ X 4″. I applied the alcohol ink solution over the top of the paper, spread it as evenly as possible and then dropped two colors of blue alcohol ink into it. Using a fan brush – I swiped through the ink with a horizonal motion to make it look like an ocean current. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so you need to start brushing right away.

The finished card size is 5.5″ X 4.25″ so I started with a Soft Finish Cardstock base that is 5.5″ X 11″, then scored and folded in half. On the front section I placed ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges as shown above.

After removing the adhesive liner – Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.

After brushing off the excess glitter, I burnished the glitter with my finger, trapping it in the adhesive. This will make a glittery boarder for my ocean panel.

I really like this color combo and the glittered boarder adds to that ocean feel.

After setting my front panel aside, I cut out the cute little mermaid, some sand (using real sand paper that I barrowed from the garage) using the new Ocean Edges. The hair was cut using White Soft Finish cardstock and then I used some distress ink to color it. I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.

For some parts of this adorable Mermaid – I cut the pieces using Double Sided Adhesive that was added to the cardstock and then die cut as shown below. I thought it would be fun to add more glitter.

As you can see from the photo above, it is easy to add the facial features on the Mermaid because the die makes an impression that shows you where they go. Easy Peasy. The die set also has pieces that cut out the eyes and lips for you.

Ok, fins have been glittered, lips, hair and eyes have been added – let’s put her together. By the way, you can also make a boy mermaid as the die set contains two different pieces for the hair.

Here the sand has been added along with some coral from the Seaweed set and some Starfish from the Diving Accesories set. Some little bubbles have also shown up and they were made using the ECD Transparent Craft Drops. See below for how I made these ahead of time and simply added them.

Because sometimes I’m not patient or careful with drops, I like to make mine ahead of time. I do this by dropping Craft Drops on a piece of liner that I have saved from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Once they are dry I simply roll up the liner and save them until I need them and then lift them off the liner and glue them on the project. This saves time and frustration.

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes from Joset’s new set was stamped on a vellum banner and added to the top of the card with more bubbles. This card was finished off with more coral and a seashell.

Thanks for joining me today, I have enjoyed sharing my card with you.

Until next time – happy crafting,

Sandy

Supply list to come

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sunset Scene Card

January 8, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Before I start I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. All the best for a healthy, prosperous and crafty year ahead.

One of my favourite dies last year was the Village Edges. I showcased it to create a Holiday Scene, but today I want to show you how versatile it is for any occasion. Below are the steps to create your own Sunset Scene card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide Inks using a foam applicator. Starting from the bottom working upwards apply Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges using Black Cardstock. Adhere the bottom layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive leaving a 1/4” border. Do not adhere the top layer yet.

Step 4 – Diecut Words 2 – Thinking Of You 3 times using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere Kids Choice Glue and stack up the Diecuts. Apply Distress Oxide Ripe Persimmon Completely over the top layer, apply Fired Brick just to the top edge. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool. Repeat this 2 more times but ink with Versamark. Adhere the sentiment using Kids Choice Glue to top layer of the Village Edges.

Step 5 – Here I did some stamp surgery to get the exact Sentiment. Stamp Safari Saying “Have A” using Versamark. In another sentiment I stamped just the “N”. Next stamp “Birthday” again using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool. Adhere the top layer Village Edges to the card using Foam Tape.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Village Edges used in another occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Technique Friday Videos

Valentine’s Day Peek-A-Boo Card | Technique Friday With Els

January 3, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

We’re kicking off the new year with this adorable Peek-A-Boo Card, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion! 

Watch the video, view/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!

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

December Day By Day Wrap-up!

December 31, 2019

If you’ve been participating in (or following) the #DecemberDBD Challenge, chances are you’ve seen some pretty cool pages from crafters! We were overjoyed seeing everyone participate –– you are all SO talented!

Today, December 31, is the last day of the #DecemberDBD Challenge which means, if you’re participating, you don’t want to forget to complete your last page!

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

Below, we’re showing a page a day (1–31) from different crafters who join the #DecemberDBD Challenge. Take a look below and enjoy!

Esther Glas

Marjolijn Van Elsberg van Gijsel‎

Miranda Hulsebosch

Martine Rijnbeek

Tracey Bantoft‎

Katelyn Grosart

Joke Geerligs‎

Anja Heuvelsland-Pessel‎

Rosemary Morgan Peloquin Corda‎

Katelyn Grosart

Coby van Willigenburg‎

Candy Spiegel‎

Anita van der Wiel

Judith Stuart

Miriam Jansen

Karen Ostergard

Esther Glas

Coby van Willigenburg

Charlene van der Vorst

Karen Ostergard

Marga Dounen

Esther Glas

Anne Swinkels

Jacqueline Bakker

Anne Swinkels‎

Angelique Van Polanen Borst

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did! We love seeing all of the different styles of crafters!

From your family here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Happy New Year and Happy Planning!

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Panda Bear Card

December 29, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I adore Panda Bears and, when Joset came out with the Panda Bear Character Die, I knew I had to play with it. I love the Black White Colors against a Red Background and touches of gold. Below you will find the steps to create your own Panda Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Dashing Rectangles using Red Cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Symbol Background using Gold Mirror Cardstock. Adhere to card towards the right side using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Diecut Panda Bear using White and Black Cardstock for the appropriate pieces. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Zen sentiments using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim the sentiments and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 6 – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Red Jewels.

I hope today’s card gave you some inspiration. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

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