This time Advent falls exactly four weeks before Christmas. I had therefore decided that my advent calendar this year would not have 24 but 28 days. Normally I start with December 1, although that is of course not true when it comes to Advent. That also has to be processed in my planner, so I made a ticket for 28 days there. The page was created with the file folder page with pockets. On the page I pasted the curved library pocket.
In the top pocket I made the ticket with the 28 days (4 weeks) of Advent. It still has to be filled in but the 1st day, November 27, is already in it. I think I’ll put the tree up then. In the Library pocket I made an L.P. filler card that I stamped on, I made a tab on it, just because it’s possible, hihi.
The ticket I made with the Monthly overview stamp set also got some Christmas bulbs, 4, 1 for every week instead of candles. I did that with a homemade mold of sturdy paper and a Christmas bulb from the bookmark set. In the background a photo of the advent calendar I made.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Nice to see you again
During the Retreat last October 1st and 2nd, Esther and I gave a workshop with a very extensive page where you can process a lot of photos and journaling. In this blog post I want to show you that you can also do that in other ways. After a very pleasant trip with my daughter, I had a lot of pictures of the Safari Park in Hilvarenbeek. What a fun outing that is! Of course this had to be recorded in my planner. But how? So many photos! So I came up with another “Flap page”.
That way it will be in my planner soon. For this page I used Esther’s new collection “for the record”. A true hit is this collection!!!
With a whole tab page, file folders big and small, tabs, tickets Library pocket, too many to mention and so useful. Also for making cards or mini albums.
So the page is unfolded.
And these tickets are all in it!
The backside. I could even put the map of the park in it!
The curved library pocket is in itself a super fun item to work with. Everything fits into your sidekick planner, except the tab page.
Also a well-filled tab page.
An overview of everything in this page.
How to make this page:
For this page I used planner essentials 5 to create an extended page.
I folded it to the width of a normal page.
I made 2 tab pages where I stuck 3 mm double-sided tape along the edges of the tabs. Then I cut them off. The holes edge and the other side.
On the front and back I glued a tab page on the flap.
The flap prevents everything you put in it from sticking together. The side and bottom are also glued together.
Now your page will look like this. You can now fill it with nice file folders, tabs and tickets and whatever you like. Hopefully some inspiration for you.
Yeah, I’m already itching a bit, could that be because of the mini-mini monsters or because Halloween is approaching?? Esther has again designed something beautiful, a die set for the Pocket Pages, Pocket Pages Fillers is the name of the set, so cool and handy! With that I made this page for my Halloween album this year. I’m also trying to make it a Day by Day for October, simply because I love Halloween, so much to live up to. Even though the kids are grown up, I still like to decorate the house. Not as extensive as when the children were small, but pumpkins, my witches, the broom and mini horror houses. I love it this time of year! Finally we slowly go to autumn, everything dies down a bit to bloom again next spring. The real horror is not for me but a little itch is allowed.
It looks like an ordinary page in my planner, but nothing could be further from the truth.
When you open the page, a lot of monsters appear that have found a tree full of candies. They lustily snack on it, until it even makes them a little nauseous.
It has become a Pop Up page.
So cozy that Pop-Up in your planner!
This decoration is stuck on the case with double-sided tape. Below is a description of how to create a Pop-Up in the Planner Page Fillers.
Take a strip of design paper of 11 x 22cm and fold it in half to form a card of 11 x 11cm.
Place it with the score line against the cut edge of your chosen die. I used the largest square from the Planner Page Fillers set 1974 from E.C.D. Secure the die with a piece of washi tape and run it through your machine.
You now have a card of 11 x 11cm with a beautiful border!
Place the chosen die from Joset’s General POP-UP set 1389 AGAINST the scoreline of your card.
Just to be safe, I secure the die with Washi tape. Then unfold the card and run through your machine again.
Now you have a nice POP-UP card but it doesn’t fit in your Pocket Page yet.
To do this, cut the bottom edges off the card. Slide the card into your Pocket Page
Fold the Pop-Up together as it will be and secure the cut edges to the Pocket Page with washi tape.
Now the fun starts!!! Dressing up your Pop-Up.
So get started quickly!
I hope you like this Pop-Up idea in de Pocket Pages and that you get inspired to make your own.
Hello everyone, It’s Marjolijn here today on the blog with a cute notecard! With all the new releases that have come and still to come, we sometimes forget all those very nice dies and stamp sets that we already have. This week I made a notecard for a pocket on a page. I hope to inspire you a bit to use your dies in different ways. Often you don’t see the details because there is so much to see on a whole page. So for this blog post I created a notecard and will show you how I made it.
Super handy for some extra journaling and that photo can still be pasted in.
Make the notecard with the correct dies, there is a supply list at the bottom. Die-cut from soft finish cardstock and use the smooth side! Cut a 3″x4″ or 10×7.5cm blank card.
Stamp the stamps “notecard and the pin” on the front of the Polaroid frame (note-pieces). Sprinkle transparent embossing powder over it and heat it with the heat tool, then the stamp stays nice black and it gets some shine and volume. The other card gets the stamp with the lines, I didn’t emboss it.
Edit the Polaroid frame with distress ink and a stencil from the planner series (stencil set 2). I used the colors speckled egg and faded jeans.
The card with the note ribbons also got some distress ink speckled egg on the front. To do this, I angled the stencil. If you place a photo in it later you will not see it but for now I thought it was a nice effect. The side with the lines is decorated with speckled egg in the middle and the edges are finished with faded jeans.
The small arrow is also worked with faded jeans, the other parts with crackling campfire. But of course you can use your own matching colors for such a card.
The outer edges of the Polaroid frame were given a layer of double-sided tape 3mm. PAY ATTENTION! Do not glue the rest because then the mini tag will not go in.
Slide the arrow under the edge at the back. It is already secured with the tape. Then stick the card with the lines behind it so that the diamonds at the front are in the frame. Turn the card over and stick the second arrow over the other arrow. I worked with glue so that you can slide a little if it is not quite in the right place. Stick the camera in the right corner at the front, but in such a way that no glue gets on the opening. You slide the tag in loosely, you can later stamp a date on it or something similar.
So you can turn your dies into a nice notecard for your planner. I hope this gives you a little extra inspiration to look at your dies differently and especially to pick up your old sets because they are all so nice!!!
Hello everyone, Marjolijn here today. Immediately when I saw the retro bus from Elizabeth Craft Designs I thought of a Christmas bus. Love Peace & Christmas. And how I like him. Santa is behind the wheel but when you open the map…
Ho-Ho-Ho!!!! Look who’s there!!!
How cute is he? Below you see a working description of the card.
First I die-cut all parts from paper from Esther’s reminiscence book 1. Then all parts got an edge with frayed burlap
The card is made of white sturdy paper, I used DCP, you can also use ECD soft finish cardstock. Fold 30 x 15 cm paper in half and place the folded edge against the cutting line.
Unfold the card and punch out the windows, do not turn any further than just past the blue arrow.
Santa Claus is colored with brush markers.
Santa Claus is glued into the card so that he just barely fits behind the wheel. Then stick a piece of design paper over the reinforce holes and the steering wheel.
Stamp the text on the side. Special delivery, I cut the stamp in half for that.
I cut off the stars.
On the inside I punched out the parts of which you can see the back of the paper again and glued them over it. On the front I made the lighting with some snow stars and glued the small cut stars on it. Finally, I twisted a string around the tree.
Hello everyone, It’s Marjolijn here back on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I am so in love with that little boat from the new Planner Essentials Suitcase set. It is so fun to play with! Making it is already a party and if you can also let the boat sail then it will be even more fun!!! So today I decided to make a fun card using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pull Tabs die set to make this adorable boat sail. Let me show you how I created it.
Where does the boat sail to? The adventure awaits.
The elements from P.E. 48 have been used as reinforcements. Now this card is not going in my planner but I thought it was a nice idea.
The string runs from the anchor to the tab.
I used a black card as the background, which contrasts nicely with the blue.
And that’s how the card was made.
I die cut all the parts of the boat from white 250 grams DCP paper.
I colored all parts with Distress Ink. Antique linen, Pine needles, Faded jeans and Frayed burlap. I used frayed burlap for all the edges as well. After coloring I assembled the boat.
I used Frayed burlap Distress Ink for all the edges as well. After coloring I assembled the boat.
In the pictures above you can see all the other parts that I used for the card. First you apply the pull tab in the mermaid tail page. If you have never made a pull-tab card before, make sure yo watch this Facebook live video by Joset.
Fold the tab in half and stick the “cruising tab” (from book 4) on it. You do this in such a way that it is completely visible when you pull out the tab. Fold the remaining part and stick it so that the tab becomes extra sturdy. Then adhere the mermaid tail page on the middle of the card.
Adhere the boat on in such a way that when the tab is closed you can no longer see the opening underneath. I used the smallest strip. Then adhere the steering wheel, the fish and the anchor over the holes on the edge of the page, the starfish gets a spot at the bottom left. Adhere the stamp between the starfish and the anchor. Make a double card, about 1 cm larger, from black cardstock and adhere your card on it. Now your card is ready 🙂
I hope you enjoyed creating this card as much as I did!
Elizabeth Craft Designs products:
Planner Essentials Suitcase kit (the boat) – Coming soon!
Hi everyone, it’s Marla back with another ECD card share. It’s so nice to finally be able celebrate wedding season properly. If you are like me and have several weddings to attend, the recently released “Florals 4” dies are just what you need to create spectacular wedding cards. The card I am sharing today will not only wow a bride and groom but can be used for many other celebrations. Let’s begin…
Step 1. Cut out your flowers and pistols using the “Florals 14” dies and white cardstock. Use a sponge dauber to apply color to your flowers on both the front and back side. I used “Dried Marigold” Distress Oxide and then added “Worn Lipstick”, making sure to leave white space toward the tips of the petals. Add depth with a coordinating-colored pencil to define the embossed line down the center of each petal and add shading toward the center. Then color your pistols, I used Distress Oxide in “Squeezed Lemonade.”
Step 2. Use a stylus to shape each flower layer. I spritzed the backsides of mine with water and gently depressed the end of each petal to help curl them under. Once the layers are shaped glue your flower layer as desired, making sure to offset the petals.
Step 4 Cut out the leaves using “Leaves and Branches” from vellum and white cardstock. Color the backs of a few of your vellum leaves. I used “Bundled Sage Distress Oxide” ink. Using wet glue, add ECD “Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter” to the leaves cut from white cardstock.
Step 5 Stamp and trim down a sentiment. I used a sentiment from the “For You” stamp set.
Step 6. Cut an ivory piece of cardstock to 8.5″ by 3.5″ and emboss with a slimline embossing folder. Use two slimline dies to create a frame and layer it on top of the embossed panel. Attach to an 8.75″ x 3.75″ side folding card base.
Step 7. Arrange and glue your flowers and leaves to your card panel.
That completes my card for today. Thank you so much for joining me today. Until next time…Marla
The new Elizabeth Craft Designs release from both Esther and Joset are so much fun that they invite for more than just planner pages or cards. I made this “scarry house” into a list to give it a cozy place in the house during the Halloween period.
So I started working with all kinds of dies, ink, embossing powders, gilding wax, glossy accents and embossing plates. I walked around with very dirty fingers for 2 days but the result is there.
Look at that scarecrow. It would even scare me!
And the hayloft, I wouldn’t like to spend the night there either.
The hay wagon is full of pumpkins but has also been left like this, it will not be the farmer in the hayloft????
Even the farm, by day he looks so friendly but by night, brrrrr
There she goes, the witch, on her broomstick and accompanied by bats.
Everything in a nice frame that I first embossed with a very old embossing stencil.
This is the background made with Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock and all kinds of inks, sprays and water. I personally think it turned out to be a very nice project. I love doing this so much, playing with everything I have and then more and more ideas and things come up. Secretly I can go on with this project for hours but my art teacher once said that you have to stop on time. It may not be a drawing but I took that advice to heart, enough is enough.
I hope you also get a bit inspired and see what else is possible with all these beautiful dies and stamps from Joset and Ester’s collections.
It’s a bit early yet but wishing you all a nice Halloween!
This fun pizza box has a shaker box on top with all kinds of scary critters, ghosts and other Halloween shaker material in it. That’s nice of course, especially to treat children, a toy and in the box….A trick are a treat????
On the boxes I glued the scarecrow from Esther’s new collection.
The inside is also decorated.
Of course there is something delicious in it but even that looks very spooky!!!
Below is a small workshop of how I made the box.
The box is punched out of purple cardstock.
Gathered some shaking material.
For the top and the inside of Halloween box I used design paper (I don’t remember which brand it is but very old). Die cut with the dies of the pizza box.
The stamps are also part of Esther’s collection and you can play with them and make a ticket according to your own idea!
The edge received a layer of double-sided tape of 3 mm
Stick a piece of mica on it and then strips of foam tape, also of 3 mm, along the edges. I cut it myself. TIP from Els.
You now have a raised edge so that the shaker material will have room to move later.
I decorated the edges of the box both on the inside and the outside with distress ink.
The piece of design paper that I stuck on the top first got some nice stamps. The spider web is from my own collection.
Then stick the piece with mica on it, leave the strip of the foam tape on the top so you can fill the shaker box with the shaker material.
If everything is to your liking, remove the strip from the foam tape and stick the shaker box firmly to the box, pressing the edges well.
Then you can decorate the inside according to your own idea.
When the box has been completely processed on the inside and outside you can stick the scarecrow on it with glue. If you prefer to use tape, be careful not to cover the entire scarecrow with tape, because it sticks a bit over the box.
The edges of my box also got a decorative layer, you can use strips of design paper for that. I made strips with an impresslits from Tim Holtz and inked them with distress ink.
I had so much fun creating this box. I have already made 2, this is the other one.
For the other one I just used white cardstock and edited it with stamps and a stencil from the Art collection with the bird’s feet.