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8 Thanksgiving Projects You’ll Be Thankful For

October 20, 2019

Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday season? Sure, there’s the stress of cooking, and gift-giving… but that also means that there are more opportunities to craft! (And we couldn’t be more excited!)

With the help of our amazing Design Team, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving projects you’ll definitely want to make this year. Take a look below, and be sure to tell us in the comments which one you’ll be making!

EK Gorman

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for all my family and friends that I get to share Thanksgiving with this year.

Karen Ostergard

What I’m thankful for: my family

These pages are all ready to go for my Thanksgiving pictures!

Tanja Kabel

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for the love and support of my family.

Katelyn Grosart

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for having a supportive Fiance who supports through everything, even if my ideas and choices are a bit crazy.

Suzanne Cannon

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for all the little things in life that are sometimes overlooked.

Laura Gilhuly

What I’m thankful for: The aspect of my life that I am most thankful for is my family.

We are a really close family and we help each other through good and bad.  We had a rough year with Jon’s health and every day I am thankful for him to be here and our boys that showed their loving and caring and strong demeanor that helped us both. I am thankful for the laughter we share, the lessons we have learned, the moments we have and the life we have built together.

Diana Nguyen

What I’m thankful for:  I am thankful to be part of such a wonderful team of crafters!

Sandy Diller

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for family and friends.

If you would like to see how this was made, please come back to the ECD Blog on Thursday October 24 for a complete tutorial and more photos!

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

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!

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Everyday Life Planner

October 2, 2019

Good morning Crafters, today it is Luciana here, with a new planner spread. I love using the planning system to keep memories and picture and little pieces of my everyday life.

Step 1. create a background page. Use some watercolor as base, and the stamps from the set Pure Spring and the set Patterns 2. Create a texture on the page using the die from the set Planner Patterns and some stripes of washi tapes. Add the hole reinforcers from the set Planner Essentials – 7.

Step 2. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the 3 labels from the set Retro Labels, then the sentiments “hello everyday life” from the set Retro Labels Sayings and “for the record” from the set Family. In the empty label I added the name of the baby.

Step 3. Add some embellishments.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock:
2 set of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern
2 set of Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
2 set of labels from the set Planner Essentials – 11

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy planning!
Luciana

Other:
Watercolors
Distress ink pad
Archival ink pad black
Washi tape
photo corners
Nuvo Drops black

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

Announcements

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!

Charlene Stamps Stamping

Autumn Tag Duo

September 25, 2019

Hi there! It’s Tanja here again, showing you how to create this simple Autumn tag duo step-by-step:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out two tags from watercolor cardstock using the smaller of the tag dies from the Planner Essentials 2 die set

Step 2: Stamping

  • stamp two leaf images from the Garden Flowers stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder

Step 3: Adding Color and Texture

  • add color with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
  • splatter onto both tags with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs and Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze
  • stamp on some texture using the script stamp from the Background Stamps 2 set and Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs
  • ink up the edges of both tags with that same Distress Oxide Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • dye two pieces of torn seam binding with Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs and Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze and run them through the holes of the tags together with two strands of golden thread
  • add sentiments using stickers

Have fun creating these!

Hugs,

Other
Versamark
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
Distress Oxide Ink Gathered Twigs
Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze
Mini Ink Blending Tool
seam binding
golden thread
sentiment stickers

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

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!

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