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I want to remember

April 20, 2020

Hello Crafters, today it is Luciana here with a planner spread. This is an interactive page, to keep a picture

Step 1. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the following stamps:
– the bigger rettangle and for 2 times the slim rectangle with the sharp edges from the set Planner Essential – Retro Label;
– the sentiment “I want to remember this” from the set Planner Essential – Remember;
– the leaves and the flowers from the set A Field Of Flowers.

Step 2. Color them with the watercolor and cut along the edge.

Step 3. Assemble some floral pieces, the labels and the sentiment like the picture below.

Step 4. cut a pieces of White Soft Cardstock 21cm x 21cm (8,25 x 8, 25 inches), and fold it at 12cm ( 4,7 in). Create the 6 holes for the rings and 1 hole on the opposite side, at about half the height of the page.

Step.5 Die cut from the White Soft Cardstock:
– the two tag from the set Planner Essential 2, for two times;
– the hole reinforcer from the set Planner Essential 8;
– the tab from the set Planner Essential 11.
You could use the distress ink pad and the blending tool to create a gradient along the edges of each element.

Step 6. Assemble the pieces like in the picture, including the photo. Use one of the two little tag horizontally, adhering it on the left outside of the page, making sure that the hole of the tag is at the same height as the hole of the page, on the opposite right side. Add a piece of string to the tag.

Step 7. Adhere all the floral pieces on the page.

Step 8. Close the folded page, and adhere on the flap the die cut elements with the sentiment. Use the string of the tag in the hole of the flap, and close it with a bow.

The interactive page is complete, you can put it inside your planner.

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy planning!
Luciana

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Others:
string
distress ink pad
blending tool

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Bloom Card

April 15, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Bloom Card.

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

Step One. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Story Telling stencil to the left hand side of the square and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife as much or as little as desired. Once the paste has dried, distress the edges of the square. 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 Square out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the circle down to 1 1/2″. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of a piece of patterned paper. Cut the circle down to 1 1/4″. Distress the edges of the circles. Ink the edges of the circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/2″. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Bloom sentiment from the A Field of Flowers stamp set and stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Mandala out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the Mandala down to 2 1/2″.

Step Six. Die cut the Blooming Branch from the Blooming Branches die and die cut the branch out of cream cardstock.

Step Seven. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the film strip out of a piece of black cardstock. Trim the filmstrip down to 3 1/8″.

Step Eight. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the arrow strip out of a piece of pattern paper. Ink the edges of the strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower branch from the First Sights of Spring stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour paper. Colour the flower branch using the Watercolor Palette and a waterbrush. Fussy cut the flower branch out.

Step Ten. Cut a small piece of cheesecloth.

Step Eleven. Adhere the 4 1/4″ stitched square to the 4 3/4″ stitched square.

Step Twelve. Adhere the mandala to the left hand side of the 4 1/4″ stitched square. Adhere the 1 3/4″ stitched circle to the middle of the mandala. Adhere the 1 1/4″ stitched circle to the 1 3/4″ stitched circle.

Step Thirteen. Staple the arrow strip to the film strip in two sections as desired. Adhere the bloom fishtail 1/2″ from the bottom and 1″ from the left of the 4 1/4″ square. The fishtail will sit slightly underneath the circles. Adhere the arrow strip and film strip to the middle of the circles.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the cheesecloth to the middle of the arrow strip and films trip. Adhere the bloom branch to the middle of the cheesecloth.

Step Fifteen. Foam square the flower branch as desired overtop of the bloom branch.

Step Sixteen. To finish the card, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Cream Cardstock, Mini Stapler and Cheesecloth
Planner Essentials Stamping Watercolor Palette

Friends

April 13, 2020

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I hope everyone is finding reasons to stay positive during this difficult time. Scrapbooking good memories is a great way to do just that. Today’s Planner Essentials page is about a great time I had meeting an online crafty friend during my trip to DC last Winter. She and I had known each other for many years but had never met! On top of thinking about that fun memory, I used the new Art Journal line by Ilse and Charlene to make the page extra pretty!

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Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Greenville Planner – Selling a house during Covid-19

April 8, 2020
Hi everyone, Annette Green here. During this crazy time of the 2020 Corona Virus, we are learning that life still goes on. People are buying and selling homes, enjoying their family time and making the most of the situation. I’ve been keeping a planner for our move to Greenville, SC and am now finding myself incorporating the virus into the story.
I’ve started with a kraft cardstock page spread and added an extension to the righthand page for a simply fold-out area. (The extension piece measures 4 1/4″ x 8″ and is scored 1/2″ for the hinge portion.) The left page is cut using the Planner Essentials 27 Retro Number Trio set and the right from Planner Essentials 4. I’ve die-cut a strip of green pattern paper for the scalloped edge to the left page and die-cut the same green paper using Planner Essentials 11 for the accent on the right page. Both pages have hole reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack.
I’ve use the photo frame from Planner Essentials 3 to showcase the main photo of this page, a celebration of us finishing our 2019 taxes! Little bits of a kraft die-cut scalloped edge have been used here and there in the layout as an accent. To secure the righthand fold-over, I’ve used a simple brad and swing clip from my stash.
I’ve utilized various stamps (listed below) for titles and journaling spots. The photos show that our daughter has had to leave college and return home on the same day that our home has been listed on the market to sell.
When folded open, the left side of this righthand page has photos and a journaling spot while the righthand flap has a pocket and tag from Planner Essentials 26 and journaling card using the Important Memo stamp set. The pennants at the top are from Planner Essentials 3 and add a nice accent to the upper corner.
Over the front of the pocket, I’ve added die-cut tickets and words from Planner Essentials 11, and another bit of scalloped edging to the bottom.
Journaling and notes are the finishing touches. It’s an incredibly stressful time right now for everyone, and I’ve found crafting and documenting our everyday lives to be a source of calm and peace.
Our house (incredibly) has an offer from the very first buyers and we’re currently doing the paperwork and necessary steps to close at the end of April. It just goes to show that life is still going on around us during this pandemic.

Here are some close-ups below with details I thought would be interesting to share…
I was originally planning to fill in the letters PHOTO with a coordinating cardstock, however I discovered that the colors in the photo looked pretty nice through the letters instead.
I had originally die-cut the scalloped border from the same kraft cardstock and didn’t end up using it as first intended, but decided to cut it up and use it as accents throughout the layout.
This is a closer look at the swing clip and brad which holds the fold-over page down securely.
Again, the scalloped border is used as an accent. The tickets are stamped with the grid from Patterns 1 set, then I drew in the dashed lines with a black pen. Small touches like this add a little more interest to the page.
“Little Moments, Big Memories” from the Family stamp set says it perfectly. In this time of staying at home together, we’re discovering the joys of watching movies together, playing games, working out as a family, and making plans for our future. Life has slowed down and become very peaceful and enjoyable at the same time. I wish you all the same peace and joyfulness during this time. Stay well and enjoy those little moments.

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Easter Craft Ideas

April 7, 2020

Hello everyone,

Easter is just around the corner so we wanted to give you some fun Easter project ideas today. Whether you want to create a special Easter page in your planner, make a card with our lovely Bunny or Spring Basket dies, or create a pretty Easter gift bag, we hope that the following projects created by our talented Design Team Members will give you some inspiration!

Our first project is this beautiful “hello sunshine!” card created by Sandy Diller who used the Spring Basket die set to decorate her card. For the bright background she used the Chevron Background die. Love this combination!

Next project is from Annette Green who made this fun Easter gift bag. She used the bunny head and carrot from the Bunny die set to decorate the tag and combined this with a beautiful rose flower from the Planner Essentials 6. Now time to start looking for some yummy easter eggs to fill this bag!

Marjolijn van Elsberg created a beautiful page for her planner using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials line. Love the pretty chevron edge she created to her page. A great way to document special moments in your life.

Luciana Telesca used the Spring Basket and Bunny die sets to create this gorgeous soft colored card for Easter. For the word “Easter” she used the letters dies from the Blackboard Alphabet set. Love how she added the hat to the bunny.

Another great card using the Spring Basket and Bunny dies creates by Katelyn Grosart. Katelyn used soft pastel colors for her flowers and eggs that match perfect with the soft patterned background. Love the little bunny hiding in the basket.

Samantha Klaebe created this colorful card using the Little Chick die in combination with the grass boarder from the Tree die set. For the sentiment she used the “Happy hot chocolate season” stamp and removed the “hot” to create “Happy chocolate season”. How creative!

A beautiful elegant card from Tanja Kabel is up next. Tanja used the leftover parts of one of the eggs from the Elegant Easter Eggs Small die set and added some Metallic Gold Craft Drops for dimension. For the background, she used the Stitched Rectangles. A great idea for a quick and elegant Easter card.

Last but not least is this pretty card created by Karen Ostergard. Karen always knows how to combine elegant with cute! In this card she combines the elegant Mandala die with the cute Bunny. For the background she used the Stitched Rounded Rectangles.

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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:

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Creating your own cooking planner

April 1, 2020

Hello planners, It’s Marjolijn here today.

This time I created a page in my cooking planner! For now, my beautiful blue, turquoise planner has become my personal cookbook where I can collect my own favorite recipes.

Here is the first page that I created for my personal cookbook. For this page I used the Planner Essentials 19 – Recipe Book and Planner Essentials 4. For the back, I first cut a page using P.E. 4, then draw with a pencil the contour of the P.E. 19 en cut it by hand. On this page I printed the recipe. 

I glued the pages together so that there’s a pocket between the pages to put a tag in.

The holes are finished with the reinforcers included in the Planner Essentials 7 set. On the tags I wrote the shopping list and a list of the ingredients used. I also added the pocketholder ( I gave it that name 😉) from Planner Essentials 2 to the front to put one of my tags in.

I hope you are a little bit inspired by this page.

Greetings,

Marjolijn

Supplies used –

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Planner Essentials 2

Planner Essentials 4

Planner Essentials 19 – Recipe Book

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Technique Friday

Technique Friday – Art Journal & Planner Essentials

March 27, 2020

Happy Technique Friday!

This week Els van de Burgt will be doing a live Technique Friday using the fabulous Art Journal & Planner Essentials @ 1pm *MST.

To watch this live video, tune into Facebook Live via the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Page.

We will also be offering a fun Art Journal & Planner Essentials Kit for just $12.95 *While supplies last *US ONLY that will get you started on your very own planner pages.

There will be a Giveaway as well! Find out more HERE.

Shop today’s collection to find even more stamps, dies, and paper to add to your pages.

See you soon on Technique Friday LIVE!

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Beach life!

March 26, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today!
Over the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to spend some time in Punt Cana and we had family photos taken – where else but on the beach of course!

I do not normally create blog posts with specific items but to create this layout you will need a few specific items
1 12×12 sheet of patterned paper and few pieces for die cutting and flower making (I used Ciao Bella Codex – Leonardo)
1 sheet of photo paper
4 – 5 colorant powders (I used Brusho in terracotta, turquoise, Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and Dark brown)
dies – favorite flower die (I used small flower die, bunch of flowers, large flower) your favorite circle die (I used stitched circles), stitched fishtails, and planner essentials 11
scraps of cardboard
ink and glue

To create this layout:
1 – take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photos paper and cut it in half. Spray with water then add your color powders and spray with water again. Continue adding powders and water until you are satisfied with the results then heat set with your heat gun

Step 2 – using your stitched fishtails and the colorful photo paper you just created, die cut your desired size of fishtails ( I used the second smallest). Die cut enough t fit across the page – I used 10 then ink the edges
Step 3 – using your favorite flower dies die cut, ink edges and assemble 8 flowers.
Step 4 – using your favorite circle die die cut 3 circles in sizes of your choice. Then cut into a spiral and ink the edges the roll into a flower

Step 5 – die cut one large circle in a silhouette, cut the center circle in half then ink both the silhouette circle and the two half circles.
Step 6 – die cut two torn ledger pieces (tear ends off to make them more grungy looking) and one of the the ledger pieces from planner essential 11
Step 7 – tear pieces of cardboard and ink the edges

Step 8 – ink the edges of your 12×2 paper
Step 9 – adhere everything together then add your title

Thanks so much for stopping by
Laura

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