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Bunny Selfie

April 5, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I hope all of you are safe and staying home. With these trying times I thought I would share a fun card that is sure to bring a smile. I wanted to mix Planner Product with Joset Designs Product. I love how it turned out. Below you will find the steps to create your own Bunny Selfie 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (Clouds) and place it on the front of the card at the top to use as a stencil. Apply ink to the edges using Ink of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. Repeat this step several times by placing the stencil in a different direction until you reach the bottom of the card.

Step 3 – Diecut Planner Filmstrip using Brown Cardstock. After to card using Kids Choice Glue. Diecut Planner Filmstrip using White Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere the inner rectangles only.

Step 4 – Diecut Bunny using White Soft Finish card. Colour in each piece and assemble. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Spring Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colours and/or sentiment. Below you will find a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock

Spring Magic Wall Hanging

April 4, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here! Spring is here and I’m so glad that it has finally arrived. The days are starting to get longer and with the longer days, comes new home decor pieces for my home. For todays project, I’ve created this Spring Magic Wall Hanging.

To create my wall hanging, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. Read below as I have a tutorial for you on how to recreate my wall hanging.

Step One. Die cut the 5 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a thin piece of chipboard or cardboard. Die cut the 5 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose three pieces of coordinating spring paper. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Rectangle. From the third patterned paper, die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle. Distress the edges of all three rectangles. Ink the edges of all three rectangles using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Frame Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut the small butterfly twice and the medium butterfly once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Choose a fourth patterned paper that goes with the previous patterned papers and die cut two small butterflies and one medium butterfly out of the paper.

Step Six. Choose a fifth patterned paper that coordinates with the previous used papers. Die cut the Magic word out of the fifth patterned paper as well as one of the previously used patterned paper.

Step Seven. Choose two of the previously used patterned papers. Die cut the Spring word out of one of the patterned papers and then again out of the second patterned paper.

Step Eight. Adhere the 5 3/4″ book page rectangle to the 5 3/4″ chipboard or cardboard rectangle. Adhere the 5 1/4″ rectangle to the 5 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the Flourished Frame to the 5 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the 4 1/4″ rectangle to the 4 3/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 4 3/4″ rectangle to the 5 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the two Spring words together so that the back word becomes a shadow for the top spring word. Adhere the two Magic words together so that the back word becomes a shadow for the top magic word. Adhere the Flourished Oval Frame to the middle of the 4 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the Spring and Magic word as desired in the oval.

Step Eleven. Fold the wings up on the patterned medium butterfly, apply adhesive to the middle of the butterfly and adhere to the white soft finish cardstock medium butterfly. Fold the wings up on both small white soft finish cardstock butterflies, apply adhesive to the middle of the two butterflies and adhere to the patterned paper small butterflies. Adhere one of the small butterflies to the top right corner of the 4 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the medium butterfly to the bottom left side of the flourished oval. Adhere the other small butterfly slightly above the medium butterfly.

Step Twelve. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top of the wall hanging. Tie white twine through the holes to create the hanger part of the wall hanging.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Spring Magic Wall Hanging.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Hickory Smoke
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Spring Patterned Paper, Book Page, Thin Chipboard or Cardboard and White Twine
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Uncategorized Videos

Two-toned glitter background Parrot card

April 2, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team project share. I have a friend who loves pink and glitter and it´s soon her birthday, so I wanted to make sure her birthday card would be perfect for her. Elizabeht Craft Desings has the prefect products for this project!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: Cut a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock in right size and apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto this piece.
Step 2: Die cut your own DIY stencil with Abstrack Background die cut die (or use a residue piece of the adhesive sheet from a previous project, like I did).
Step 3: Apply Saffron and Pink Peony Silk Microfine Glitter thru the “stencil” onto the background. Start with Saffron and finish with Pink Peony.
Step 4: Die cut a hole with Fitted Ovals die cut dies onto the background. Save the residue piece for an Easter Card.


Step 5: Die cut another DIY stencil using the Adventure Edges die cut die. Then apply yellow ink (to create a cloudy sky onto the card base) onto the background.
Step 6: Die cut the Parrot from white Soft Finish Cardstock (apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the back before die cutting). Ink all Parrot pieces in pink and orange Distress Ink tones. Build and adhere the Parrot into the oval area of the card.
Step 7: Stamp a birthday sentiment with Build Your Own Sentiment stamp set and black stamp ink.
Step 8: Add pearls to the card for additional decor (optional).

I´ve also again recorded a start-to-finish step-by-step tutorial for you to watch. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired to create fun glitter cards yourself!

Wishing you a happy, crafty day and see you again next month with another fun tutorial.

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix – Big Shot A4
Acrylic Block for stamping
Black Stamp Ink – Hero Arts
Distress Ink – Ranger Ink
Ink Blending tool – Ranger Ink
Non Stick Craft Sheet – Ranger Ink

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

You are Mermaizing

March 31, 2020

Hello – Samantha here. Welcome! Today I am sharing a fun shaker card using a few of Joset’s latest stamps and dies. Seriously – this card is NOT as difficult as it looks but its does require a lot of paper!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using cardstock (in different shades of blue) die cut three waves using the Ocean Edges dies. Adhere these (shown below) to a light blue card front measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm.

Next, Die cut one more of the waves using blue card and then die cut the ocean floor using the Sea Weed die and two shades of yellow card stock.

Step 2: (Optional) Using organza/netted material, trim the top and sides to match the die cut waves and card front edges. Using a sewing machine stitch three sides of the material to the card front, insert a handful of sequins between the material and the card front, sew up the opening.

TIP: If you don’t have a sewing machine to stitch the edges, cut the organza material slightly larger and fold each edge around the card, adhering the material to the back of the card front.

Step 3: Adhere the die cut wave and yellow floor to the card front, overlapping the shaker feature.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to light pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Diva). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 6: Using card stock and the microsilk glitter card, die cut the pieces of the mermaid. Using blending card, die cut the face, body and arms.

Step 7: Colour in the mermaids face, body and arms using Copic Markers E00, E000, E01 and R20.

Step 7: Assemble the mermaid. Adhere the pieces together.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on yellow card, trim,then adhere it to the card front.

Step 9: Die cut the seaweed and stars. Adhere these to the card front.

Step 10: Embellish the card with a twine bow and some sequins. Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base.

This card would be great with or without the shaker feature. Personally, I love the fun element of shaking the sequins around. I hope you try it at home!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Sea Weed Die

Mermaid Die

Ocean Edges

Splish Splash Sentiments

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Silk Microfine Glitter – Diva

Other –

Organza/Netted Material

Blue Card stock

Pink Card stock

Green Card stock

Yellow Card stock

Specialty Card stock

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

Scissors/Paper trimmer

Sequins

Copic Markers/Blending Card

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Inspire Tag

March 24, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Inspire Tag.

To create my Inspire Tag, I’ve used a variety of the new dies from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of Kraft Cardstock. Place the S033 stencil on the right hand side of the tag and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife. Once the texture paste has dried, distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 2″ note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of book page. Distress the edges of the note piece. Ink the edges of the note piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and out of book page. Tear the top of the white fishtail so that it ends up being 4″ long. Tear the top of the book page fishtail so that it ends up being 3 3/4″ long. Distress the edges of the fishtails. Ink the edges of the fishtails using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack Die. Die cut the reinforcement out of black cardstock.

Step Five. Die cut 1760 die out of black cardstock. Cut the die cut piece in half.

Step Six. Die cut 1759 die out of black cardstock. Cut the circles to fit the tag as desired.

Step Seven. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the cotton image from the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton image in using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks from Set 1 & 2 and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut it out. Ink the edges of the cotton using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Use the letters from the Morning Letters Stamp Set and Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp “inspire” on a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 2″ x 3 1/4″. Cut a piece of cheesecloth as desired.

Step Ten. Adhere the reinforcement circle to the top of the tag on the circle. Adhere the white fishtail 1/4″ from the right and 1/2″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the book page fishtail 1 1/8″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Eleven. Adhere the burlap piece 1 1/4″ from the bottom and to the right hand side of the tag. Adhere the mandella half to the 1″ from the top and to the right hand side of the tag.

Step Twelve. Foam square the note piece 1/2″ from the left and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the cheesecloth as desired to the middle right side of the note piece. Adhere the circle piece overtop of the cheesecloth as desired.

Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the cotton image 5/8″ from the bottom and 3/8″ from the right of the tag. Adhere the inspire word to the bottom right side of the cotton image.

Step Fourteen. Tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag. Use a paint brush to splatter Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain on the tag as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Inspire Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Dina Wakley: Scribble Sticks 1&2
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Burlap, Cheesecloth and Twine
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Oceans Of Joy Card

March 16, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a card to share with you using the Mermaid, Whale and Ocean Edges Dies to create this Oceans of Joy card. Below are the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Adventure Edges using scrap piece of cardstock (Clouds die). Place the diecut on the Blue Cardstock and apply White Ink using a blender brush to the edges. This will create clouds.

Step 3 – Diecut Ocean Edges using Vellum. Adhere to the sides edges of the Blue Cardstock created from Step 2. Adhere the entire panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut and assemble Whale and adhere to the card in between top and second layer wave using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut and assemble Mermaid and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Stamp Splish Splash sentiment to White Soft Finish Cardstock using Black Ink. Diecut Diagonal Fishtail Banner to the sentiment created. Trim the right side and adhere to the card.

Step 8 – For added interest and sparkle apply Craft Drops Transparent Crystal to the Star on the Mermaid’s Hair Band. While wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter Warm Diamond. Let Dry.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and or colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tina

Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General Watercolor Palette

The New Watercolor Palette Is Here

March 12, 2020

The new Watercolor Palette from Elizabeth Craft Designs gives crafters the ability to explore their creativity through paint! Use them to create backgrounds for your cards, to bring your stamps to life, or for other crafty endeavors! 

This set includes 24 vibrant pigments ––  each in a removable well –– finely ground for a quality finish. This palette includes two sponges and 5 large mixing areas. Also included is a water brush pen, which gives you more control over the flow of paint and water. 

We can’t wait to see all of the project using the new Watercolor Palette! Happy Watercoloring!

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sea You Soon Card

March 8, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Sea You Soon Card.

I’m been loving creating with the new dies from Joset Designs newest release. For today’s project, I’ve create this card, which uses a variety of the new Joset Designs dies as well as some from the previous release. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of beach themed patterned paper. Die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of the paper. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/4″. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to the Sea You Soon sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiment and stamp onto the fishtail. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

The next seven steps all use the Lighthouse die.

Step Four. Die cut the Lighthouse twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Set one full lighthouse to the side.

Step Five. Die cut the bottom and middle die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the second lighthouse, cut the top portion off, just below the windows.

Step Six. Die cut the top and bottom portion of the lighthouse out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the second lighthouse, cut the strip between the window and middle out as well as the strip in between the middle and the bottom. Recycle the middle and bottom portions of the lighthouse. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the top, bottom and two strips.

Step Seven. Die cut the large windows from the lighthouse die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the windows.

Step Nine. Die cut the small windows, door opening and decorative strip out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the entire surface of the small windows, door opening and decorative strip.

Step Ten. Die cut the sand out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of the sand.

Step Eleven. Die cut the seagulls out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface of the seagulls.

Step Twelve. From the Seashell Dies, choose three. Die cut the three shells out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of one of the shells. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the entire surface of the second shell. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink over the entire surface of the third shell.

Step Thirteen. From the Diving Accessories die, you’ll need the starfish. Die cut the starfish out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the entire surface of the starfish.

Step Fourteen. Adhere your lighthouse together using the full lighthouse from step four.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the 4 3/4″ square to the 5 1/4″ square.

Step Sixteen. Foam square the sand to bottom left side of the 4 3/4″ square. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the lighthouse slightly overtop of the sand.

Step Seventeen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the starfish and three seashells as desired to the right of the lighthouse.

Step Eighteen. Foam square the sentiment fishtail 2″ from the top and all the way to the right hand side of the 4 3/4″ square. Adhere the two seagulls as desired around the top of the lighthouse.

Step Nineteen. Cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the card front to the card base.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Sea You Soon Card.

Supplies –

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Squeezed Lemonade, Hickory Smoke, Candied Apple, Mermaid Lagoon, Dried Marigold and Spun Sugar
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Sunkissed Collection – Turtle Time
A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday Card

March 7, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here! It’s hard to believe that March is already here and Spring is only 12 days away. With Spring on my mind, I created this very spring-like Happy Birthday Card.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs. Read below as I have a tutorial for you on how to recreate my card.

Step One. Die cut a 4″ and a 3″ Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two spring themed patterned papers. From the first paper, die cut 4 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. From the second paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. Ink the edges of the papers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From a third piece of coordinating pattern paper, die cut the Flourished Frame out of it. Ink the edges of the frame using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Happy Birthday 3 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the entire surface of the words.

Step Five. From the Trio of Leaves, choose two leaves. Die cut the two leaves out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Six. Die cut the same two leaves out of another piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Seven. Choose two of the Large Flowers from the Large Flower set. Choose two more coordinating patterned papers. Die cut the one large flower twice out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the same large flower twice out of the other patterned paper. Die cut the second large flower twice out of the patterned paper you just used. Ink the edges of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose two small flowers from the Small Flower Set. You’ll also need two of the patterned papers you’ve already used. Die cut one of the flowers twice out of patterned paper. Die cut the other flower out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Die cut the centers from the Small Flowers out of one of the patterned papers. Ink the edges of the centers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Adhere the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the flourished frame to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the 3″ rectangle as desired.

Step Twelve. Adhere the flowers as desired. Each flower will need two large flowers, one small flower and a center.

Step Thirteen. Trim one of the light green and one of the dark green leaves as desired for the bottom right corner of the card front. Adhere the two trimmed leaves together. Adhere the leaves in the bottom right hand corner of the card front. Adhere one large flower over top of the leaves.

Step Fourteen. Trim the remaining leaves as desired for the top left corner of the card front. Adhere the two trimmed leaves together. Adhere the leaves in the top left hand corner of the card front. Adhere the two large flower over top of the leaves.

Step Fifteen. Cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4″ x 9″, score at 4 1/2″. Adhere the card front to the card base.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Birthday Card.

Katelyn

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Botanical Tea – Just Because, Herbal Infusion, Fauna and Spring Dust
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials

March Week 1 Planner Spread

March 5, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my March Week 1 Planner Spread.

To create my planner spread, I’ve used a variety of the new dies from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as one of the past stamp sets from the collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner spread at home.

Step One. You’ll need to choose a paper collection. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the collection and die cut two pages out of it using the page from the Planner Essentials 27 – Retro Number Trio. Ink the edges of both pages using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the filmstrip die from the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages, four times out of black cardstock.

Step Three. From the Planner Essentials 21 – Note & Pieces die, you’ll need the arrow. Die cut the arrow once out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the arrow again out of a coordinating piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the arrows using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the banner styles from the Planner Essentials 27 – Retro Number Trio. Choose a couple of patterned papers that coordinate with your page. Die cut the medium banner out of one of the patterned paper. Die cut the small banner twice out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of all three banners using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. You’ll need the medium sized note piece and the curved stitched rectangle from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces Die. Die cut the note piece four times out of a piece of the patterned paper you’ve already used. Die cut the note piece out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the curved stitched rectangle twice out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each day of the week stamps from the Calendar stamp set and stamp each day onto one of the note pieces or rectangle. Use a black gel pen to write on them. Ink the edges of the note pieces and rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose one of the reinforcement strips from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut the reinforcement strip twice out of kraft cardstock. You’ll need a total of twelve reinforcements. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the patterned papers, choose twelve images to fussy cut out. Ink the edges of the images using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. We will start assembling the left hand page. Adhere six of the reinforcements over top of the holes on the page. Adhere one of the film strips 1″ from the right and 3/4″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the other film strip 1″ from the left and 1/8″ from the top of the page.

Step Nine. Adhere one of the fussy cut images 1 1/8″ from the right and 2 1/2″ from the top of the page. To the Monday piece, adhere one of the fussy cut images to the left hand side of it. Foam square the Monday to Wednesday pieces as desired on the page.

Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere three more images as desired.

Step Eleven. To finish your page, use adhesive and foam square to adhere two more fussy cut images and a small banner as desired on the page. Adhere the patterned paper arrow on the right hand side of the Tuesday note, making sure the arrow points down to Wednesday.

Step Twelve. Now we’ll assemble the right hand page. Adhere six of the reinforcements over top of the holes on the page. Adhere one of the film strips 1 1/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the other film strip 7/8″ from the right and 1/4″ from the top of the page.

Step Thirteen. To the Sunday piece, adhere one of the fussy cut images to the left hand side of it. Foam square the Thursday to Sunday pieces as desired on the page.

Step Fourteen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the remaining images to the page as desired. Foam square the two banners to the top left side of the page. Adhere the kraft arrow to the bottom right side of the Sunday note, making sure the arrow faces up.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my March Week 1 Planner Spread.

Katelyn

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Alexandre Renke: Patterned Paper/Images
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock and Black Journaling Pen
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