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.
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.
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
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I am in love with my Sidekick Planner. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s like the little brother or sister to the regular planner. So stinkin’ CuTe! I’m using mine to record my journey through quarantine and COVID19 issues.