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Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2020

With Father’s day just around the corner, we thought today would be a great time to showcase some wonderful projects for dad. What better way to celebrate this special day with a handmade card, planner page or scrapbook layout. We hope these creations will inspire you to get started on your Father’s day project.

First project is from one of our new designers Joseph Nguyen who greated this adorbale dad card using the Honey Bear die set in combination with the fishing rod from the Camping Accessories and the hat from the Safari Accessories. For the word “dad” Joseph used dies from the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio. Love the sparkles on this card from the Silk Microfine Glitter. To see more of Joseph’s creations, make sure to check out his Facebook page HERE.

Next project is from Joyce Schmidt who is also one of our new designers. Joyce made this stunning card using the Vintage Gentleman die set in combination with the Postage Stamp Squares. To color she used some beautiful embossing powders and Distress Inks. For more informtion on how to create this card, make sure to check out this video.

Katelyn Gosart made this beautiful layered happy father’s day card using the reindeer die from the Planner Essentials 13 – Xmas Winter Insert in combination with the Planner Patterns and the Entwined Circles. For the base of her card she used the Stitched Squares and Stitched Circles. Love seeing Christmas dies being used all year round. For more information, make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog HERE.

Let’s have a drink. A great card for Father’s day created by EK Gorman. Love the ink background standing off with the cocktail and the masculine colors. For the cocktail EK used the Summer Drink die set and for the sentiment the Words 3 – Happy Holidays and Beach Sentiments. For more info on how to create this card, check out EK’s blog HERE.

Next card is from Karen Ostergard who also used the fishing rod from the Camping Accessories, this time in combination with the Hippo/Rhino die set. Love the paper that Karen picked for the background that almost looks like water. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiment 1. A great card for Father’s day. Find out more on Karen’s blog HERE.

Next project is created by Marjolijn van Elsberg. She created this beautiful tag with a picture of her husband, the father of their daughter Sarah. What a beautiful gift for this special day. Marjolijn did a lot of work on the Gelli plate and used alcohol inks to get this beautiful vintage look. She also used a few dies from the Planner Essentials line to decorate the tag. Find out more on Marjolijn’s blog HERE.

Laura Gilhuly created this beautiful scrapbook page for Father’s day using a combination of dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as the Kaleidoscope Background and the Make Your Mark Stencil. Laura also used the beautiful Watercolor Palette. I love the many details on this page and the colors she picked. For more information on how to re-create this page, make sure to check out Laura’s blog HERE.

Samantha Klaebe created two beautiful masculine birthday cards using the Geometric background die in combination with the Watercolor Palette and the Your Day stamps designed by Sue Smith. A great card that can be used for many occasions depending on the sentiment used. I love the bright colors she picked. For more information, make sure to check out Samantha’s blog HERE.

Tanja Kabel created this beautiful card that is easy to re-create and can be used for many different occasions like retirement, happy holidays, birthdays and more. For this card she used the Palm Trees die set in combination with the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. I love the cloud backgound she created. Make sure to check out Tanja’s blog HERE for more inspiration.

One last card featuring the Camping Accessories and the Honey Bear die sets. I love the clean look of this card created by Tina Guigui. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. A popular stamp set that creates lots of fun sentiments. The little bees are included in the Honey Bear set and the pond in the Bridge & Lotus set. For more info, check out Tina’s blog HERE.

Suzanne Canon created this simple yet elegant card for dad using a combination of dies from her A Way With Words Collection. For the sentiment she combined the Mr from the “Mr and Mrs” set and de perfect from the “You are perfect” set. Love how versatile these dies are. For the background she used the Stitched Rectangles and the Flourished Frame. Find more info HERE.

Last project for today is this masculine card created by Annette Green who used the car from the Planner Essentials 16 – Christmas Tree page. Another great example that Christmas dies can be used all year round by leaving out little details or adding some. Annette picked some beautiful paper for her background to match the truck. For more info, make sure to check out Annette’s blog HERE.

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2020

A very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mother’s out there! To celebrate this special day, each Design Team member created a project for mom for Mother’s day.

We hope that you will enjoy these beautiful creations. Don’t forget to click on the name of each designer to visit their blog and find out more about their project.

EK Gorman – A beautiful card created by EK Gorman that will bring a smile to your mother’s face. She used the Watercolor Palette for coloring her images. A bright and colorful card!

Annette Green – A fabulous Z fold card created by Annetter Green who used the Planner Essentials 25 die set to decorate her card. Love how the planner dies can be used for so many different projects.

Katelyn GrosartKatelyn created this lovely decorated box for chocolates for Mother’s day. She used the Gable Box die to create the box and a combination of flower dies to decorate. Love the patterned papers she used as well.

Suzanne CannonSuzanne Cannon used a combination of dies from her “A Way With Words” collection to make this beauitful card. Love the 3D elements on the card and the combination of colors used. Make sure to check out Suzanne’s blog for more inspiration.

Tanja KabelTanja Kabel used the beautiful First Sights of Spring stamp and colored using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette set. Love the background and the stitched detail from the Stitched Rectangle die.

Sandy Diller – Who doesn’t love this special box created by Sandy Diller? Sandy used Rainbow Bark paper to cover the box and decorated the box using the beautiful Butterfly Aperture die. For added details Sandy used a few small dots of the Transparent and Silver Craft Drops.

Karen OstergardKaren Ostergard created this colorful planner page for Mother’s day using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection. Karen also used the Spring Fling and Make a Wish Stamps to decorate her page. Find out more on Karen’s blog.

Marjolijn van Elsberg – Another beautiful planner page this time created by Marjolijn. She used a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection as well as some stamps from our Art Journal collection. Love the brightness of this page. Marjolijn created a second page that you can view on her blog so make sure to check it out!

Diana Hua – Last but not least is this beautiful recycled keepsake box for mom using a combination of dies from the “A Way With Words” collection. Love how Diana cut the rose wreath in half to decorate both ends of the box. A perfect present for Mother’s day.

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