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Christmas Gift Tags

December 10, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Christmas Gift Tags.

To create my Christmas Gift Tags, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as stamps from Sue Smith. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tags at home.

Step One. Grab the Hugs and Noel Stamp Set. From the Noel stamp set, you’ll need the Holy Night words. Apply Emboss It Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. From the Noel stamp set, you’ll need the Christmas word and from the Hugs stamp set you’ll need the Merry word. Apply Emboss It Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. From the Hugs stamp set, you’ll need the Merry and Wishes words. Apply Emboss It Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder over the words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Cut all the words into strips, make sure that the Holy Night words stay as one strip. Ink the edges of the word strips using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a piece of red patterned paper from the Reminiscence Paper Pack. You’ll also need a piece of gold patterned paper. Die cut the plain nutcracker from the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures out of the red patterned paper. From the same die set, die cut the detailed nutcracker out of the gold patterned paper. Ink the edges of both images using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose a piece of green patterned paper from the Reminiscence Paper Pack. You’ll also need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the plain tree from the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures out of the green patterned paper. From the same die set, die cut the detailed tree out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the green tree using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose a piece of cream and red patterned paper from the Reminiscence Paper Pack. You’ll also need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock. Die cut the plain snowman from the Planner Essentials 34 – Christmas Figures out of the White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the same die set, die cut the detailed snowman out of the cream patterned paper. Die cut the hat part of the plain snowman out of the red patterned paper. Trim the hat to fit so you don’t see any over hang when the detailed snowman goes over top. From the same die set, die cut the buttons and eyes out of black cardstock. Ink the edges of the hat using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Adhere the detailed nutcracker to the red nutcracker.

Step Six. Adhere the Holy Night word strip to the nutcracker wherever you’d like.

Step Seven. Adhere the detailed tree to the green tree.

Step Eight. Adhere the Merry Christmas Word strips as desired on the tree.

Step Nine. Adhere the hat to the plain snowman. Adhere the detailed snowman to the plain snowman. Adhere the buttons on the snowman as desired. Adhere the eyes to the snowman.

Step Ten. Adhere the Christmas Wishes word strips to the bottom left side of the snowman as desired.

Step Eleven. Punch a small hole at the top of the nutcracker, tree and snowman. Tie a piece of twine through the holes.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Christmas Gift Tags at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder, Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder and Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder
  • Graphic 45: 12×12 Patterns & Solids – Christmas Time
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Twine
Cardmaking Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Christmas present packaging set

December 6, 2020

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with my last project for this year. Today I’d like to share a little set with you, consisting of a Christmas gitft tag, a Christmas card and a tiny Christmas box.

I’ll share the steps for the box as well as the tag, the card is done in the same way as the tag.

First take a piece of patterend paper in your choice of pattern and colours and die cut it using the Pizza Box die.

Now take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and back it with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Then die cut the circles, the flower pattern and the scalloped square piece with your die cutting machine.

Next adhere the scalloped square piece onto the box. After that ink the flower piece in two tones (I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries here) to create more interest to the pattern. Then take the negative pieces and ink them blue (I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean for these parts).

Now adhere the flower pattern and the negative (blue inked) pieces in place. Then finish this step of the box by building it together.

Next add the same blue ink onto the bigger circle using an ink blending tool. Then take the smaller circle piece and add a stamped sentiment to it (I used Build Your Own Sentiment 1) and ink the edges red. Now layer the circles on top of each other and add Craft Drops around the inner circle for additional decor.

For the gift tag I combined the Pizza Box die cut set with the Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces.

First die cut the pieces shown in the gallery above. I used white cardstock and the same patterned paper that I used for the box as I wanted to create a fun matching set. After die cutting, repeat the inking, stamping and assembling process like on the box before.

For a fun additional detail I added a stamped sentiment (I used the Winter Sentiments stamp set here) on top of the layered circles for both the card and tag. It just adds a little additional detail to them.

For the card I used the same Pizza Box die cut set and additionally die cut the patterned paper for the background using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set. The other steps are exactly the same like on the tag and the box before.

And by using only three colours it’s easy to keep the set harmonious. This gift set is perfect to carry a bracelet or small jewellery of some kind. If you change the color combination, you can easily do a completely different looking set using the exact same steps. Imagine using black and white and a hint of gold. Since the patterned paper I used is from my older stash, I added a few alternative paper suggestions to the product list below that I think would work nicely with red, white and blue color combination.

I hope that I inspired you with my little Christmas gift set today. This set could also easily be put into mail for those loved ones who we cannot see this year. I wish you all a lovely holiday time even though the situation we are all living in at the moment, is different then usual.

Wishing you all the best for this holiday season and lots of health!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix – Big Shot A4
Ranger Inc. – Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries)
Ink blending tool
Acrylic block for stamping
Ribbon

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry Christmas Gift Tag

December 5, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Merry Christmas Gift Tag.

To create my Merry Christmas Gift Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon and the Planner Essential Collections. 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 – 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. From the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, die cut the ornament out of Silver Foil Paper.

Step Three. Die cut the Merry Christmas – Small out of Copper Foil Paper.

Step Four. Choose one of the greenery branches from the Create a Wreath Die. Die cut the greenery branch four times out of dark green cardstock. Choose one of the berry branches from the same die and die cut it twice out of red cardstock.

Step Five. From the Christmas Accents die cut the small leaves three times out of dark green cardstock. Die cut the medium flower three times out of red cardstock. Die cut the small flower three times out of red cardstock. Die cut the flower centres three times out of Dark Golden Rod Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Adhere the Christmas Ornament to the middle of the tag, making sure the flourish is on the left hand side of the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere two of the greenery branches and one of the red berry branches to the top left side of the ornament as desired. Adhere the remaining two greenery branches and one of the red berry branches to the bottom left side of the ornament as desired.

Step Eight. Shape the leaves and flowers. Adhere a leaf, medium flower, small flower and two centres together. Repeat the previous step for the remaining two flowers. Use foam squares to adhere the three flowers overtop of where the branches meet as desired.

Step Nine. Adhere the Merry Christmas sentiment to the right hand side of the flowers as desired. To finish the tag, create a bow at the top of the tag with a piece of twine.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Misc: Copper Foil Paper, Silver Foil Paper, Dark Green Cardstock, Red Cardstock and Twine
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Fala Planner Page

November 26, 2020

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

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

Step One. From the Planner Essentials 35 – Holiday Tab Pages, die cut the page with the tab out of a piece of red patterned paper. Apply Emboss It Ink to the star border stamp from the Planner Essentials Reindeer Mail and stamp randomly on the page as desired. You’ll need to stamp the border three more times. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the stamped images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the snowflake reinforcements from the Planner Essentials – Reinforcement Pack 2 out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of four reinforcements.

Step Three. Choose two pieces of co-ordinating Christmas patterned paper. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 2 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of a piece of Kraft Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the It’s a wonderful stamp from the Planner Essentials – Reindeer Mail stamp set and stamp on the rectangle. Sprinkle Golden Rod Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder over the stamped image. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Planner Essentials 13 – Xmas Winter Insert die, die cut the trees out of a piece of green patterned paper or dark green cardstock. Ink the edges of the trees using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Planner Essentials 13 – Xmas Winter Insert die, die cut the deer out of a White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the entire surface of the deer. Ink the edges of the deer using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Choose a third piece of co-ordinating Christmas patterned paper. From the Planner Essentials 14 – Bookmark 1 die, die cut the plain ornament out of the patterned paper. Cut the ornament in half. Ink the edges of both halves using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the Fala stamp from the Planner Essentials – December Moments stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the word into a strip. Distress the edges of the strip. Ink the edges of the strip using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Planner Essentials 12 – Arrow Page & Trees die, die cut the three stars out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to all three stars. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the three stars. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the stars have cooled, ink the edges of the stars using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Adhere the snowflake reinforcements over top of the holes on the page.

Step Eleven. Adhere the 2 3/4″ rectangle to the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the left half of the ornament 1/2″ from the top and 3/8″ from the left of the rectangle. Adhere the right half of the ornament 1 3/8″ from the top and 1/2″ from the right of the rectangle. Foam square the 3″ rectangle 3/8″ from the top and 7/8″ from the left of the page.

Step Twelve. Foam square the 2 1/2″ rectangle to the 2 3/4″ rectangle. Adhere the trees to the bottom of the page as desired. Adhere the deer to the bottom right side of the 2 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the Fala word strip to the left of the deer.

Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the three stars as desired on the page.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder and Molten Dimensions – Golden Rod Embossing Powder
  • Carta Bella: Christmas Market Paper Pack
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Holidays Gift Tag

November 24, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Holidays Gift Tag.

To create my Gift Tag, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as a die from Joset Designs and the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift tag at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the small plain circle from the Pizza Box die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Choose a piece of green patterned paper out of the Reminiscence Paper Pack. Die cut the stitched circle from the Pizza Box die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the two swirls from the Strawberries die out of a piece of silver foil.

Step Four. From the Florals 2 die, you’ll need the medium, small and extra small flowers. Die cut the three size of flowers twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fired Brick Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the flowers.

Step Five. From the Florals 2 die, you’ll need all the leaves. Die cut the two different single leaves twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the two leaf leaf out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of all of the leaves.

Step Six. From the Words 3 – Happy Holidays Die, you’ll need the Happy Holidays words. Choose a piece of Red patterned paper out of the Reminiscence Paper Pack. Die cut the words out of the red patterned paper.

Step Seven. Adhere the white circle to the green stitched circle. Foam square the green stitched circle to the middle of the tag.

Step Eight. Shape all the flowers. Adhere the three size flowers together. Repeat for the second flower. Put a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot in the centre of each flower.

Step Nine. Shape all the leaves. Adhere two of the single leaves to the top left corner of the tag. Adhere two of the single leaves to the bottom left side of the tag. Adhere the two leaf leaf in the middle of the tag on the left hand side.

Step Ten. Foam square the two flowers over top of where the leaves meet.

Step Eleven. Adhere one of the swirls to the top right of the leaves at the top of the tag. Adhere the other swirl to the bottom left of the leaves at the bottom of the tag.

Step Twelve. Adhere the Happy Holidays words to the right of the flowers as desired. 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 Happy Holidays Gift Tag at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Silver Foil Paper and Twine
Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick page

November 18, 2020

That big cross by 2020, pffff, what a year this has been! I sincerely hope that for everyone the coming year things will get better. Maybe that’s why I’ve already created my 1st page for my planner for 2021.

With the new collection for the regular size planner I would almost forget that I also have the sidekick! And I like that format so much, just to schedule! So for next year I’m going to use my sidekick for making plans and my regular planner for memories.

For this page I used the beautiful paper of Esther’s Reminiscence, there are so many beautiful colors in it that it is useful for everything. For the page itself I used S.E. (Sidekick Essentials) 4. I also used S.E.1, S.E.3 and S.E.8 for the decoration.

Some details I edited with distress ink and glaze embossing powder in the color crackling campfire.

The decoration is also meant to be a bit playful, the little phone I added with the idea that I should call friends and family more often, to maintain the contact a bit more because I haven’t seen my family for almost a year now.

And the pawns, well, to also be a bit more playful/light-hearted to deal with the Corona rules, not to ignore them because that really can’t but occasionally someone may come to visit or I can visit them myself. I really miss the contacts with my friends and family. 

Let’s hope this year is over soon!

Actually, I want to say, life is good but you have to hang the garlands yourself. 

Maybe I should make that my life spell next year.

So the beginning in my planner for the new year has been made, good intentions? Hmmmm, I have to think about that. After all, I still have more than 6 weeks for that.

With love,

Marjolijn van Elsberg

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Merry Planner Page

November 12, 2020

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

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

Step One. Choose a piece of Christmas patterned paper. From the Planner Essentials – 5 die, die cut one of the pages out of the patterned paper.

Step Two. From the Planner Essentials 14 – Bookmark 1 die, die cut the star reinforcements and the Merry word out of a piece of red cardstock. You’ll only need two of the star reinforcements.

Step Three. From the Planner Essentials 15 – Bookmark 2 die, die cut the snowflake ornament once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and a second time out of Silver Foil Cardstock. From the white snowflake ornament, you’ll only need the cut out snowflake. From the Planner Essentials 14 – Bookmark 1 die, die cut the dotted ornament out of green cardstock. Die cut the plain ornament once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and a second time out of red cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the stars from the Planner Essentials 12 – Arrow Page & Trees out of a piece of foil paper. You’ll need a total of five stars.

Step Five. Die cut the dotted circle wreath from the Planner Essentials – Planner Pocket 2 twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Adhere the star reinforcements over top of the circles on the page.

Step Seven. Adhere the two dotted circle wreaths on the page as desired. I layered the two wreaths together.

Step Eight. Adhere the dotted ornament to the red plain ornament. Adhere the silver foil snowflake ornament to the plain white ornament. Foam square the white snowflake to the middle of the silver foil ornament.

Step Nine. Foam square the dotted ornament 1 1/4″ from the bottom and to the right hand side of the circle wreath. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the snowflake ornament 1/2″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Ten. Adhere the Merry word to the bottom right side of the ornaments. Use foam squares to adhere the five stars as desired on the page.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Simple Stories: Simple Vintage North Pole Paper Pack and Textured Cardstock
  • Misc: Champagne Foil and Silver Foil
Planner Essentials

Travel Fun

November 5, 2020

Karen here! I recently decided to planner/scrapbook all of the places I’ve been. We can’t travel much these days, so I thought it’d be fun to re-live some of the fun trips I have taken. Today’s post shows a page I created for a fun day-trip into Maryland.

Steps to create this page:

  • Cut page base with the page die from Planner Essentials 27. (Hint: Because I was using single sided paper, I adhered two pages together back to back before die cutting.)
  • Stamp with oxide ink the splatters from the Background 2 Stamps in a random pattern at the top and bottom.
  • Add striped washi tape along the edge and add letter stickers.
  • Add dashed lines across top and bottom with fine-line black marker.
  • Add a 1/2 circle cut with the Stitched Circles dies and a hexagon with the Stitched Hexagon dies.
  • Stamp “Funny Detail” from the Retro Labels Sayings stamps.
  • Add a Blooming Branches die cut using Kids choice glue.
  • Add reinforcements die cut the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive from the Reinforcement Variety Pack.

The backside of my page was created using many of the same products. What a fun way to celebrate a fun day with my friend in the beautiful state of Maryland.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies

Patterned cardstock/stickers, washi tape, black pen, oxide ink, black ink

Planner Essentials

Fall in Greenville Planner Pages

November 4, 2020
Hello everyone, Annette Green here to welcome in Fall with a fun layout in my Greenville planner. Being a Florida girl most of my life, I’m really enjoying the change of season here in South Carolina and am snapping pictures all the time. I hope you join me as I share how these pages came together.
I began on the back page of my last page in my planner which is this fruity, earthy paper. The right page is from the Worn Wood collection and cut from the Planner Essentials 1 page die.
I die-cut these fun little reinforcers in two colors for each page from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. I love how they’re wavy and irregular.
October is die-cut from the Planner Months set, the truck (I love this die!) is from Planner Essentials 16, and the three pumpkins are from Joset’s Scarecrow die. To make the pumpkins a little smaller in scale, I simply trimmed off the outer edges.
To give them a little more dimension, I used a brown marker to mark the indentations in each pumpkin. A quick smudge with my finger along the drawn lines gives them a rough, natural look.
After adhering the truck, wheels and pumpkins onto my page, I die-cut the green stems from Joset’s Pumpkins set and adhered them in place.
Next I die-cut the large rectangles using the Planner Pocket 4 set and from the same set, I cut the downward arrow element for the right page. October is mounted to a green label, die-cut from the Planner Labels set, and finally I die-cut and watercolored some leaves from the Pumpkins set.
Here’s a closer look at some of those leaves.
Using the smaller frame from the Planner Essentials 1 set, I die-cut two green frames and also my photos. After adhering them together, I added them to my page.
I repeated the steps for my right page, switching up the frame color.
To finish off my pages, I die-cut two tag shapes from Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces and added the woodgrain papers. From a scrap pieces of cardstock, I die-cut the notebook page (also from PE 21) and cut the dotted strip off the right edge.
After snipping the dotted strip in two, I added them to my tags and topped off the tag holes with a brown pearl gem. I’ll add journaling to my tags later, but for now my pages are done. I hoped you’ve enjoyed them and are also enjoying this beautiful Fall season. Thanks for following along.
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