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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.
Planner Essentials

Planner Page

June 1, 2020

Hello everyone! It’s Marjolijn here today. With a little luck, the world will open up a bit, at least in the Netherlands.

It has done a lot to me, the “intelligent Lock down” and I am glad we can breathe again.

Of course, that does not alter the fact that the virus is still roaming around and that caution is really necessary.

But let’s hope we can take that coat off gradually. That we get a little more freedom again and I sincerely hope that we can eventually return to what it was like.

Contrary to what is said and thought about it.

This page I made out of the beautiful paper Ilse and Charlene designed for ECD. Rusty Weathered from the Art journal collection.

Also I cut the cylinder lock on the small ticket from that paper, I incorporated an eyelet were the key ring hangs. The keys I made from black cardstock that has been treated with guilding wax. 

The text stamped on the tab is from one of the stamp sets of the Art journal collection. Together we are strong and we really have to do this together.

I punched all the tickets, the borders and the flowers out of a scrap of yellow design paper, they did get a lick of distress ink. 

Behind the small flowers is a golden flower, which I punched out of golden glitter paper, I think it works very nice with the glitter of ECD, but I don’t have the glitter yet. I think I must have that to 😉

There are 2 stamped flowers on top, they are stamped on vellum that I first gave a lick of watercolor paint on the back, I stamped with Stazon or I rubbed it off again. 

On top of a piece of burlap, I also stamped on that, first I cut it with one of the label dies but did not get through the jute, However, I could see the shape well, so I cut it with my scissor.

I used drops on the small leaves of this twig, which is a delicious stuff, finally one that also makes really nice balls..

So a new phase, a new planner, the other one was almost filled so it was necessary.

I am very happy with the planners of E.C.D. not too much fuss and you can put a lot in it.

Hopefully I inspired you a bit to get started.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Smile!

May 27, 2020

Hi, It’s Marjolijn here today. How surprised I was to receive these dies, really great fun!!

The Camera die set is so great to make a mini album with, or as an insert in your planner large or …….

You want to get started right away and that is exactly what I did.

It has become a mini album but of course with some extras because that is what I enjoy doing.

For example, I placed a dome in the lens with some shaking material that I punched myself.

I also did the back with a piece of transparent sheet so you can see through it.

And another little extra, you can already see it and it will not really be a surprise because I love lights in my work.


If you pull out the mini camera on the side and press on the page, the “flash light” will light up.

I live on a beautiful harbor in the center of Tilburg.

Formerly an industrial harbor, nowadays a museum harbor with beautiful old ships, beautiful nature and where you can walk and enjoy a terrace or a picnic on the waterfront in normal times.

Definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Tilburg.

I punched the photo and just left the letters in it. It gives a funny effect.

This is definitely a set you MUST have, so many options and also funny to make cards with.

Just a little bit different than a standard card. I am still working on it so I will show it later.


Hopefully you are now just as enthusiastic as I am and that this project inspired you a little bit.

See jou next time.

Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Design Camera die set (Check your local craft store or available soon at www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com

Planner essentials 21 Note pieces

Paper Moda scrap (Viaggi Vintage)

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Enjoy This Moment Planner Page

May 21, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Enjoy This Moment Planner Page.

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

Step One. Die cut the ticket page from the Planner Essentials – 11 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Spritz Dylusions Ink Spray in Rose Quartz, Pink Flamingo and Tangerine Dream on the page as desired. Spritz the ink with water and dab the excess ink spray off with a paper towel. Once the page has dried, ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a piece of patterned paper. Die cut the large banner from the Planner Essentials – 3 die out of the paper. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 3/4″ fishtail out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4″. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Planner Essentials 14 – Bookmark 1 die, die cut the star reinforcements out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of four. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut two circle wreaths from the Planner Pocket – 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of the same piece of patterned paper you die cut the banner out of. Die cut the 1 1/2″ note piece out of another piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the note pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Choose two labels from the Planner Labels die. Die cut one label out of black cardstock. Die cut the other label from kraft cardstock. Cut one of the labels in half. Ink the edges of the kraft label using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose two of the patterns from the Planner Patterns die. Die cut one of the patterns out of black cardstock. Die cut the other pattern out of kraft cardstock.

Step Nine. From the Planner Filmstrip die, die cut the polaroid die with the tab out of a coordinating piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of all of the pieces using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. From the Planner Essentials – 8 die, die cut the Enjoy This Moment words out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the heart out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the heart a second time out using the patterned paper you die cut the banner out of. Ink the edges of both hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 1 1/2″ x 4″.

Step Twelve. Adhere the star reinforcements over top of the circles on the page. Adhere the kraft pattern piece 1″ from the top and 1 3/4″ from the right of the page.

Step Thirteen. Adhere one of the label halves 5/8″ from the top and 7/8″ from the right of the page. Adhere the small note piece 5/8″ from the right and 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the burlap piece 7/8″ from the top and 1 1/4″ from the right of the page.

Step Fourteen. Use foam squares to adhere the kraft label 3/4″ from the right and 1 5/8″ from the top of the page. Adhere the 1 1/2″ note piece 3/4″ from the bottom and 1/4″ from the left of the page. Adhere the other half of the label 3/8″ from the bottom and 1/2″ from the left of the page. Adhere the other pattern piece 1″ from the top and 3/8″ from the left of the page.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the banner 1/8″ from the right and 2 1/4″ from the top fo the page. Adhere the two circle wreath as desired over top of one another to the middle of the pattern, note piece and part of the banner.

Step Sixteen. Staple the polaroid pieces together. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 1/8″ from the left side of the polaroid frame. Foam square the frame 1 1/4″ from the bottom and 1″ from the right of the page.

Step Seventeen. Adhere the hearts together, making sure the white part of the heart shows underneath the patterned paper heart. Adhere the heart overtop of the fishtail. Adhere the Enjoy This Moment words 1/4″ from the bottom of the polaroid frame. To finish the page, add a staple to the black label halves at the top and bottom of the page.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Dylusions Ink Spray: Rose Quartz, Pink Flamingo, Tangerine Dream
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Pam Bray Digital Paper – Pink Crinkle Abstract Paper
  • Alexandre Renke: Patterned Paper
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Burlap and Mini Stapler
Craft Drops Home Decor Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Follow Your Dreams

May 17, 2020

Hello, It’s Sandy Diller here. Today I have a special project to share with you. We recently received a nice note and photo from our grandson who is attending college in Washington State. He told us about his studies to become a physical therapist and about his extracurricular activities. I thought this was something special and wanted to give the photo a place of honor in our home. So proud of him. Even though we are all currently staying home and students are doing online classes – I thought this was appropriate at graduation time.

Let’s get started on today’s project!

I am fortunate to have an older die that cuts a large rosette but if you do not have a die – this rosette can be easily made by hand. To make the rosette using a die you will need two pieces of 12″ X 12″ cut in half. To make the rosette by hand, cut 4 pieces of cardstock 12″ X 4.75″ and then scored every half inch along the 12″ side. Then fold each score line like an accordion, first valley, then mountain folds until each is folded. The die I used made a decorative edge so if you are making yours by hand, it will have a straight edge.

I began with the beautiful Rainbow Bark paper from ModaScrap.

Join all pieces together as shown above.

When all pieces are joined, you will have a funny looking ring like the one above. To make the rosette (shown below) push the outside edges down while gently pushing the bottom edges to the inside.

It will want to pop up if you let go of it so you may need some help here. I always get my husband to come in and hold down the edges while I glue. I like making two circles, one for the front and one a little larger for the back. Add the glue to the center of the rosette and place one circle into the glue. I like to use hot glue to hold it together but you can use any kind of glue, just know that you will need to hold it down until the glue dries. I discovered that it is helpful to use a large round container to hold it in place while you get the folds spread out evenly and ready to glue. It still needs to be held down until the glue cools or dries. I don’t cook but I found a container in my kitchen that worked great.

Cut out all the elements that you want on your rosette and begin to assemble. When I had all my elements added I decided to add some transparent Craft Drops for texture. For the final touch I stamped “Follow Your Dreams” from the Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp
Set.

Congratulations to all the 2020 grads – Stay safe and healthy,

Sandy

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