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Folded Leaf Pocket Gift Card

July 9, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again with a July card tutorial for! When I look at the Planner Essentials line, I think of ways of using them in cardmaking. I created a gift card with Planner Essential die cut dies for this particular card.

So for this card I combined dies from the Planner Pocket 3 die set as well as used the Budding Florals from the Art Journal line and the lovely Leaf Pocket die from the ModaScrap line. Here is how I did the card:

Step 1: Die cut the Leaf Pocket from a piece of patterned paper and fold the flaps towards the inside on the back. Apply Clear Double Sided Tape on the folded flaps.
Step 2: Next die cut a slip of kraft cardstock using the small “tab” piece of the Planner Pocket 3 set. This will be the gift card base.
Step 3: Now die cut 2 pieces of the “cover tabs” from the same patterned paper used for the leaf pocket. Fold along the folding line. Die cut a lined paper with the bigger rounded piece to create a space for your gift card text.

Step 4: Take a piece of kraft cardstock and place the die cut and folded leaf pocket on top and make folding marks alongside the pocket – add 1-2 mm space on both sides.
Step 5: Fold the base and cut in size. Now cut slightly smaller pieces of patterned paper to matt all the sides of the card base.
Step 6: Die cut the leaves using the Budding Florals leaf die. Next add small strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on a strip of kraft cardstock and die cut two Poppies. Apply Silk Microfine Glitter onto the tape areas.
Step 7: Adhere and assembly all pieces on place (see the video for more precise steps) and add a stamped sentiment using Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. Add twine and your card is done.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!

See you again next month with another card project tutorial!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Other:
Kraft Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper
Paper Trimmer – Tim Holtz
Sizzix – Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
Brad
Twine
Hero Arts – Chalkboard black stamp ink
Scoreboard
Acrylic block
Scissors

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Happy Greenville Residents Planner Pages

July 8, 2020
Hello again everyone, it’s Annette Green here today to share some recent pages in my Greenville planner. We’ve been living here in Greenville, South Carolina a few weeks now, and it’s been great fun documenting our journey. I’ll show you how I created these pages using the new Reminiscence cardstock collection (a true favorite of mine) along with some other “found” materials.
With just a few sheets from the Reminiscence collection, a brochure of Greenville, a few paper bags from one of our favorite little stops along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, my photos and of course the fabulous Planner Essentials and Sidekick Essentials dies, I created my pages quickly and easily.
I started with my base page using the Planner Essentials 2 die and the collaged green page from the Reminiscence cardstock. I folded the smaller paper bag to my desired size, then reinforced the back with a piece from the larger paper bag. I added different reinforcements to the holes of each, then die-cut the tabs shown on the right.
After attaching the tabs to both sides of the bag, I stitched around the perimeter with black thread in my sewing machine. This is a great way to add a bit of outline and interest to a page. If you don’t sew, you can always hand-draw some stitching. I fussy-cut the other pieces shown from the collection, stitching on some of them. Finally, I fussy-cut a sunflower and added it to my paper bag.
Next I started laying my photo frames and other elements around the pages to get an idea of placement and balance. The frames shown here are from the new Sidekick Essentials 1 & 8.
Once I’m happy with placement, I print my photos and start adhering elements down. At this point, I can see where I need something more – like another fussy-cut sunflower in the lower right corner, for example.
Sometimes there’s not a lot of room left for journaling…
A great solution for this is to journal right in your photo editing software like I’ve done here with my caption for this bike photo.
I needed to add one more page to hold this great brochure/map of Greenville (I loved the fun illustration on the cover, and the colors coordinate with my theme nicely) so I created a see-through pocket using the Planner Essentials 22 Pocket 4 die (top loading) and lined it with a piece of vellum. For some smaller photos, I die-cut three frames from Planner Essentials 4.
Pocket-style dies provide more room for additional photos, journaling and memorabilia.
My pages are complete and ready to add to my Greenville Planner!
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my latest Greenville planner pages. There’s more to come next month as I continue on my journey. Below is the list and links to the products I’ve used today, in addition to the Reminiscence cardstock collection.
Art Journal Collection Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Dream Tag

July 7, 2020

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

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

Step One. Die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Dot Dot Dot… stencil on top of the tag. Using a palette knife with Texture Paste Opaque Matte put the paste through the stencil. Remove the stencil and allow time for the texture paste to dry.

Step Two. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance in Hot Pink, Turquoise and Ocean on the tag. Spritz the powder with water. Allow time to dry. Once the tag has dried, apply Emboss It Ink to one of the background stamps from the Words & Layers stamp set and stamp on the left hand side of the tag. Sprinkle Magical Mysteries – Kiss of The Fairy Embossing Powder over the stamped image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the small tag topper from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of a piece of book page. Ink the edges of the topper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements out of the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut one reinforcement out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the reinforcement using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Street lamp from the Streetlights die out of black cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut both Blooming Branches from the Blooming Branches die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the single bud from the Budding Florals die out of kraft cardstock. Trim the stem of the bud to your desired length.

Step Eight. From the Morning Letters stamp set, you’ll need the letters to spell the word dream. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letters and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut around the word. Ink the edges of the word using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Cut a piece of cheesecloth.

Step Ten. Adhere the book page tag topper to the top of the tag. Adhere the reinforcement over top of the circle at the top of the tag.

Step Eleven. Adhere the cheesecloth piece to the left hand side of the tag as desired. Adhere the street lamp 3/8″ from the left of the tag. Adhere the two blooming branches as desired around the street lamp.

Step Twelve. Foam square the single bud 1/8″ from the left of the tag. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Dream word 3/8″ from the bottom and all the way to the right hand side of the tag.

Step Thirteen. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Emboss It Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Magical Mysteries – Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder
  • Magenta Nuance: Hot Pink, Turquoise and Ocean
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Cheesecloth and Twine
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick Mini Album

July 1, 2020

When I got the super cool stuff for the Sidekick planner and saw that incredibly cool envelope I immediately thought….That’s a lot of fun to make a mini album. So I did but it wasn’t easy. In the end I am very satisfied and now it’s standing in my craftroom.

I made 5 envelopes, but before I glued them together, I tied them first. Like you tie a book. I found a tutorial on You-tube.

I made a cover with craft-board and added a ribbon in between so you can close the book with a bow.

The pendant is made with shrink-plastic and a stamp.

In each envelope there is a card with a picture on it. The cards are made with the note pieces set and Planner Essentials 4

The paper that I used is for a laser printer and therefore nice and firm. I’ve decorated it with acrylic paint and the Gelli plate, my latest addiction.

Blue had just been given a new collar here. Unfortunately he didn’t enjoy it for long, a week later he died suddenly. 

And I’ve only ventured into the Selfies recently. I hate pictures of myself. Whose kids would have that anyway? hihi

For the closure I used eyelets, which was a bit fiddling with the Crop-a-dile but it worked.

This is what the bound book looks like before I glued it into the cover.

These are the dies I’ve worked with.

I thought it was a great project to work on and you can see that you can do a lot more with all those nice dies from the Sidekick Essentials line.

On the back of the book I attached flower lace.

For the Sentiment I used Sidekick Essentials 4.

I hope you are just as excited as I am about the new Sidekick Essentials dies. They are so versatile. And hopefully I’ve inspired you a little bit again. 

See you next time!

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Beautiful Sidekick Planner Page

June 25, 2020

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

To create my Beautiful Sidekick Planner Page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Sidekick and Planner Essentials Collection as well as a couple of dies from Joset Designs and the Art Journal Specials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my sidekick planner page at home.

Step One. Die cut the page from the Sidekick Essentials 3 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance in Turquoise, Jade and Rosebud on the page as desired. Spritz the powder with water. Once dry, ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Three. Die cut the Bubbles die out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the bubbles down to a piece that is 2 3/4″ wide.

Step Four. From the Blooming Branches die, die cut each branch out of a piece of book page.

Step Five. Die cut the heart branch from the Planner Essentials 25 – Double Heart Insert out of Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Beautiful Banner from the Sidekick 7 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. I didn’t use the positive pieces on the final page. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Choose three pieces of patterned paper that all coordinate together. From the first patterned paper, die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die. From the second patterned paper, die cut the small note piece again. From the third patterned paper piece, die cut the curved stitched rectangle out of it. Ink the edges of all three pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. You’ll need two more patterned papers that go with the previous three. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3/4″ Stitched Diagonal Fishtail. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 3/8″ Stitched Diagonal Fishtail. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Die cut the slotted rectangle from the Sidekick Essentials 5 die out of a piece of vellum.

Step Ten. Choose one more patterned paper that goes with the previous patterned papers. Die cut the stitched rectangle from the Sidekick Essentials 8 out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Adhere the reinforcements over top of the circles on the page. Adhere the slotted vellum rectangle piece 7/8″ from the left and 7/8″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Twelve. Adhere the 3/8″ fishtail to the 3/4″ fishtail. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 1 3/8″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the bubbles to the middle of the slotted rectangle.

Step Thirteen. Adhere one of the small note pieces to the right hand side of the stitched rectangle, making sure 1/4″ is still visible. Foam square the stitched rectangle 7/8″ from the left and 1 3/4″ from the top of the page. Adhere the other note piece 1 1/8″ from the left and 2″ from the top of the page. Adhere the curved rectangle 1 3/4″ from the left and 2 3/8″ from the top of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the two book page branches as desired to the middle of the note piece and curved rectangle. Adhere the heart branch to the middle of the other two branches. Foam square the beautiful banner 7/8″ from the left and 1 5/8″ from the bottom of the page.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Pam Bray Digital Paper – White Crinkle Abstract
  • Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
  • Magenta Nuance: Turquoise, Jade and Rosebud
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock, Book Page and Vellum
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials

Life is perfect

June 23, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create a fun tag using stamps and ink.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out a tag and a tag topper from watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 26 die set

Step 2: Stamping, Heat-Embossing and Adding Color

  • stamp some greenery from the Spring Fling set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
  • add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
  • for more texture mist the tag and the topper with some water droplets

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a sentiment strip grunged up with some Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Soot)
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Stains (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some Prima Marketing White Gold Wax here and there on the tag and especially to the topper

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Versamark
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Sooth)
Distress Stain (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass)
Prima Marketing White Gold Wax
seam binding

A Way With Words Cardmaking Planner Essentials

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.

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

“Officially Moved” Greenville planner pages

June 10, 2020
Hello everyone, Annette Green here today with a continuation of the story of our move to Greenville, South Carolina. I’ve been documenting the process and today’s post is all about officially moving, so I thought I’d share the next couple of pages in my planner and how I created them. I hope you enjoy!
As in all my Greenville planner posts, I’ve used a color palette of greens, blacks, tans and oftentimes a pop of color. Today I started with two tabbed pages. (all products used are linked below.) To keep a cohesive look, I used a bit of the green print on both pages, then add smaller areas of tans and blacks.
After die-cutting three tags from various tan papers, I added the black topper tab and stamped two of the tags for journaling. The middle tag will serve nicely for journaling with on the horizontal stripes.
After adhering the “For The Record” tab at the top, I added the multi-slot pocket piece for my tags and added “Details” across the front. The pocket holds my three journaled tags.
Once I adhered the large Photo frame, I added the orange arrow (my pop of color) and a black enamel star, then stamped “This is Us.”
Since I have a lot of photos for this spread, a great way to extend the space is to add tag pages between the main pages. I’ve added hole reinforcers to the larger tag which fold over to the other side, then I stamped around the holes of the smaller tag.
After die-cutting some banners and pennants, I stamped “Hooray, It’s Today” onto individual card stock pieces and adhered them in place. Again, I’ve used that orange pop of color for small accents.
This is how it looks when the pages are stacked in order.
Once I’ve calculated how many photos I wish to feature, I then add photo mats to each page, plus any other accents or stamping.
See how much space you can gain for photos and journaling when you add these tag pages? This is the back side of each.
Finally, I add my photos and journaling. I realized after I already had things in place that the banner was going to cover up my husband’s face, so I simply adhered the photo on a tilt and was pleasantly surprised at how fun it looked!
This planner spread shares our story of selling the house, packing up, and moving to Greenville, SC. A big change, a lot of work, and a fun new chapter in life.
Our story continues as we get settled in here, explore our new area, and enjoy new experiences. I’ll be continuing with my Greenville planner in the coming weeks. Thanks for stopping in today to check it out.
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