Sidekick Essentials

Specimen Planner Page

April 11, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Specimen Planner Page.

To create my Specimen Planner Page, I’ve used a variety of the dies and stamps from the new Sidekick Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner page at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper. From the Sidekick Essentials 13 – Hexagon Insert, you’ll need the hexagon page. Die cut the page out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Sidekick Essentials 13 – Heaxagon Insert die, you’ll need the flower and the flower frame. Choose a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the flower twice and the flower frame once out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the frame using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Sidekick Essentials Seed Packet Set, you’ll need the letters and number strip, number strip and Specimen Word. Die cut the Specimen word out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut the number strip out of a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the words and number strip out of a second patterned paper. Cut the words and number strip down to 1 1/8″. Ink the edges of the two strips using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Next, you’ll need the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set, you’ll need both jar pieces, the top of the jar, a bird, the tab and both cloche pieces. Die cut the plain cloche and cut out jar piece out of a piece of cream paper. Die cut the top of the jar out of a piece of red paper. Die cut the cut of cloche out of a piece of olive paper. Die cut the tab out of a piece of grey paper. Die cut the bird out of a piece of blue paper. Die cut the plain jar out of a piece of coordinating patterned paper. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Sidekick Essentials 14 – Bonjour Fold Out, you’ll need one of the clips. Die cut the clip once out of a piece of olive paper. Die cut the clip a second time out of a piece of mustard paper. Ink the edges of both clips using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden Stamp Set, you’ll need the specimen word. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Specimen word and stamp onto a piece of red paper. Cut around the word. Ink the edges of the word using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Adhere the specimen word 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/2″ from the left of the page. Adhere the number strip 1/2″ from the left and 3/4″ from the top of the number and letters strip. Foam square the word and number strip 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the top of the page.

Step Eight. Adhere the tab to the left hand side of the number strip.

Step Nine. Foam square the olive clip to the bottom of the letters and number strip as desired. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the flower frame 1/2″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the mustard clip to the top right corner of the flower frame as desired.

Step Ten. Adhere the jar together. Adhere the cloche together. Foam square the bird into the middle of the cloche.

Step Eleven. Adhere one of the flowers in the top left corner of the flower frame. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the cloche 3/4″ from the right and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the jar 1 7/8″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Twelve. Adhere the Specimen word 5/8″ from the bottom and 1 3/4″ from the left of the page. Adhere the other flower to the top left side of the letters and number word strip as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Specimen Planner Page at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Simple Stories: Simple Vintage Ancestory
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock

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