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Raccoon Love

February 28, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a heart inspired card I created using Elizabeth Craft Designs Raccoon die which I decided to pair with a die from Planner Essentials #20. Cute Raccoons and Love are a perfect mix!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Create a card front using white card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm)

Step 2: Using black, dark grey, and light grey die cut the Raccoon and loosely assemble.

Step 3: Using yellow, blue, and pink cardstock die cut the ‘LOVE’ die, use the negatives and trim as shown below. Keep the die cut letters for the next step.

Step 4: Adhere the ‘LOVE’ negatives to black card stock, and insert some of the letters as shown below.

Step 5: Adhere these to the white card front. Add machine stitched details (optional).

Step 6: Complete assembly of the Raccoon and adhere it to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins, a twine bow and a few love hearts. Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

I love how this card came together! The colours pop off the card and the raccoon is super cute!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Other:

Pink/Blue/Yellow Card

Black/Grey/White Card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Googly Eyes

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

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Alcohol Ink Cards

February 26, 2021

Karen here today. I’ve seen quite a number of people playing with alcohol inks lately, so I decided to pull mine out. I’d forgotten how fun they are and how versatile the backgrounds are to use. Today’s post features two backgrounds I created and four cards using different designer product lines here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

First thing I did was to create these two gorgeous backgrounds by dropping various colors of alcohol ink on a couple sheets of Yupo paper. I then moved it around with a straw and droppered on some rubbing alcohol.

I cut two strips of the blue background for this card that is matted on a card base and card front made from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I created an adorable Sea Turtle (designed by Joset) to put on the card and added some dark blue cardstock, washi tape and blue half pearls. The turtle is colored with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo with Mermaid Lagoon bubbles. The sentiment is from the Splish Splash Sentiment stamps.

With the other piece of the blue background I added it crooked to this Christmas card. The beautiful girl image is designed by Charlene & Ilse and is from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamps (as is the sentiment). I colored the girl with Copic markers

  • Clothes: B12, B14, B16, C1, C3
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
  • Lips: E4, E93
  • Hair: E21, E23, E25
  • Eyes: YG03, YG17

I again added some blue cardstock as well as some diamond dots and some lace.

Next, I used a Fitted Circle die cut of the purple ink background to create this card with the Florals 4 set designed by Anita. How pretty are these flowers with just a smidge of Wilted Violet Distress Ink in the centers!?! The leaves are colored with Peeled Paint and the Blooming Branches leaves (that I cut in many pieces for “filler”) is colored with Mowed Lawn. The centers of the flowers are some stamen I got on Amazon. The card base is again 90 lb White Soft finish cardstock, topped with a Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut matted on purple cardstock.

Last but not least, I created this card using the Celebrate stamps from Sue Smith. I heat embossed the sentiment using ranger gold embossing powder and added a couple hearts (also from the Celebrate Set) that I colored with green and purple markers. The card front is cut with a Stitched Indented Rectangle die.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Colored Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powder, Black and Versamark Inks, Distress Inks, Copic Markers, Diamond Dots and Half Pearls, Stamens, Lace

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Thank You Gift Box

February 22, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Thank You Gift Box.

To create my gift box, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection, Els van de Burgt Studio as well as stamps and dies from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift box at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Die cut the Pizza Box from the Pizza Box die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the pizza box using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Pizza Box Die, die cut the scalloped square out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Pizza Box Die, die cut the stitched square out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose another piece of patterned paper from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. From the Pizza Box Die, die cut the 2 1/2″ circle out of the patterned paper. Die cut the stitched circle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of both circles. Ink the edges of the circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 3″. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Thank You sentiment from the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 Stamp Set and stamp on the right hand side of the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Florals 7 die, die cut the extra large, large, medium and small flowers out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Milled Lavender Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flowers.

Step Seven. From the Florals 7 die, die cut the large leaf and medium leaf twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the leaves.

Step Eight. Assemble your box.

Step Nine. Adhere the stitched square to the scalloped square. Foam square the scalloped square to the top of the box.

Step Ten. Adhere the stitched circle to the patterned paper circle. Foam square the patterned paper circle to the middle of the stitched square.

Step Elven. Adhere the Thank You banner to the middle of the circles.

Step Twelve. Shape your leaves and flowers. Adhere the flowers together.

Step Thirteen. Adhere a medium and large leaf to the top left portion of the circles. Adhere a medium and large leaf to the bottom left side of the circles.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the flower over top of the leaves. Add a centre to your flower if you desire.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Milled Lavender and Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Wonderland

February 19, 2021

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan here. Today I am sharing a layout with you. Hubby has been up north tending to our build and sent me a couple photos. I really wanted to scrapbook them so I came up with this.

I began by giving the main paper a trim down to 11.75 x 11.75 and I white washed it with paper paste mixed with a bit of gesso.

I die cut the fitted rectangles in the largest side and then cut three frames from this chipboard to give the frame extra strength. I then added gesso to the frame, added dabs of Allegro Indiano paint and dabbed that with Paper Texture paste. The result is amazing!

I die cut 8 large florals from florals 7, and 8 medium using the Soft Finish Cardstock and colored with Speckled Egg distress ink in the middle. I also colored the foam bud to match.

Sfter shaping and adding the stamens, I added snow paste to the flowers.

The leaves I got a great texture on them by adding a bit more shaping to the tips of the leaves. I colored these with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg distress ink. I love how they turned out.

I really wanted to frame the photo of our driveway up north so I set the flowers in corners of the frame.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today. I would love to see your take on your winter photos. 

Happy Scrapping!

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: 

Other products used: Snow Paste; Dusty Attic Chipboard; Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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Fun with Slimline Cards

February 17, 2021

Karen here. Today, I’m loving the slimline cards that I’m seeing all over the place and decided to create a couple for today’s post using two of my favorite designs by Joset – the Monkey and the Parrot.

First up, I created a horizontal slimline card with this adorable monkey.

To create this card, I cut a 7×8.5″ piece of Kraft cardstock and scored it in the middle to create a horizontal slimline base. I added brown cardstock cut at 3.25×8.25″ layered with the plaid cardstock cut at 3×8″. The sentiment is from the Safari Sayings Sentiments and is embossed with copper embossing powder.

On that adorable monkey, I colored him with Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo and dabbed him with a VERY slightly damp paper towel to add some furry-like texture to him. He is placed on top of a Dotted Scallop Circle and a Stitched Circle die.

And don’t you just LOVE this Parrot die! The tri-fold card base was created with 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock cut at 8×8.5″. It’s scored at one end at 2″ and at the other end at 3″. I colored that sweet parrot with Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I colored his beak and feet with a Copic YR14. The parrot is mounted on a Fitted Rounded Square. Again, I used the Safari Sayings Sentiment.

Love this card opened up like a tall tent. How FuN!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies

Kraft cardstock, distress inks, half pearls, patterned and plain cardstock

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Live Life In Full Bloom Sidekick Essentials Sneak Peek

February 14, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Live Life In Full Bloom Sidekick Essentials Sneak Peek.

To create my Live Life In Full Bloom Planner Page, I’ve used a variety of the dies and stamps from the new Sidekick 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 patterned paper out of the Reminiscence The Book. Die cut the Scallop Page from the Sidekick Essentials 12 – Scallop Insert twice out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of both pages using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From the Sidekick Essentials 12 – Scallop Insert die, you’ll need to die cut the macrame hanger once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the same die, die cut the three leaf die twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need three single leaves and one of the three bunch leaves.

Step Three. Still using the Sidekick Essentials 12 die, die cut the pot three times out of kraft cardstock. Die cut two of the single plants out of a piece of green paper from the Reminiscence The Book. Ink the edges of the pots using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Reminiscence The Book, you’ll need to choose a piece of patterned paper. From the Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set, you’ll need to die cut the rectangle out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the single leaf out of the green patterned paper you die cut the other leaves from. Die cut the number label out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the arrow out of the patterned paper piece you chose. Ink the edges of the rectangle, arrow and label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of Reminiscence The Book. From the Sidekick Essentials 14 – Bonjour Fold Out Die, die cut one of the tabs twice out of the green patterned paper. Die cut the tattered square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the tattered rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tabs, square and rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set Die, die cu the tab out of the green patterned paper. Die cut the bird out of a piece of blue patterned paper. Die cut the plain jar out of the same piece of paper that the arrow was cut out of. Die cut the open jar out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the jars, bird and tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Sidekick Essentials – Home & Nature stamp set, you’ll need the Live Life stamp. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the square out. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. We’ll start with the left page. Adhere the top portion to each of the pots. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the pots to the bottom portion of the left page as desired. Adhere the two green plants to the first two pots.

Step Nine. Adhere two of the single white leaves to the bottom portion of the third pot. Adhere the three white leaf bunch slightly above the two single leaves. Adhere the remaining single white leaf to the left of the white leaves as desired.

Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Live Life square to the left of the pots as desired. Adhere one of the small tabs to the top of the Live Life square as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere the frames around the squares and rectangles, so that they become one piece inside of two separate pieces.

Step Twelve. Now we’ll start on the right page. Use foam squares to adhere the kraft rectangle 5/8″ from the right and 1 1/2″ from the top of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the tattered square 3/8″ from the left and 2 1/4″ from the top of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the tattered rectangle 1 1/2″ from the right and 1″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the number label 1/2″ from the bottom and allow it to hang over the right hand side of the page. Adhere the arrow 3/4″ from the bottom and allow it to hang over to the right hand side of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the single green leaf underneath the top left corner of the kraft rectangle. Adhere the macrame hanger 1/4″ from the left of the page. Adhere the large green tab to the right hand side of the tattered square as desired. Adhere the remaining tab to the top right corner of the kraft rectangle as desired.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the open jar to the plain jar. Adhere the bird to the inside of the jar as desired. Foam square the jar 1 1/8″ from the right and 1 1/4″ 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 Live Life In Full Bloom Planner Page at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Sidekick Essentials 12 – Scallop Insert
  • Sidekick Essentials 14 – Bonjour Fold Out
  • Sidekick Essentials 16 – Seed Packet Set
  • Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set
  • Sidekick Essentials – Home & Nature

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Love You Card

February 6, 2021

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

To create my Love You Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Jost 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. From the Worn Wood Paper Pack, choose one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the three hearts die from the Entwined Hearts die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the three hearts again twice out of one of the previously used patterned papers. You’ll need a total of three white hearts and six of the patterned paper hearts.

Step Eight. From the Love & Hearts Collection Stamp Set, you’ll need the Love You sentiment, the plain heart and the two patterns that go inside of the plain heart. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Love You Sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the plain heart and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped heart. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Repeat the previous step for the other plain heart. Apply Milled Lavender Distress Ink to the Love you pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Apply Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the heart pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Fussy cut the hearts and sentiment out. Ink the edges of the hearts and sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Foam square the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished oval to the stitched oval.

Step Twelve. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the two embossed hearts to the middle of the stitched oval. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Love You sentiment to the bottom right side of the two hearts.

Step Thirteen. Use adhesive to adhere the nine hearts as desired on the card front.

Step Fourteen. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 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 Love You Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Quietfire Designs: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders and Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love You Tag

January 25, 2021

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

To create my tag, I’ve used new dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and 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 large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 Die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two pieces of coordinating patterned paper. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 1 3/4″ Stitched Circle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Love You words from the Words 2 – Thinking of You Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut one of the branches twice from the Leaves & Branches Die out of Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock.

The next four steps use the Florals 5 Die.

Step Five. Die cut the leaf die three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of the leaves.

Step Six. Die cut the small flower with the hole in the middle twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the other small flower three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flowers. Shape as desired.

Step Eight. Die cut the extra large flower one, the large flower three times, the medium flower three times and the small flower three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flowers. Shape as desired.

Step Nine. For one of the flowers, you’ll want to adhere a extra large, a large, a medium, a small and a yellow small flower together. For the other two flowers, you’ll want to adhere a large, a medium, a small and a yellow small flower together.

Step Ten. Adhere the Love You words to the middle of the 1 3/4″ circle. Adhere the 1 3/4″ circle to the 2 1/4″ circle. Foam square the 2 1/4″ circle 3/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the tag.

Step Eleven. Adhere the leaves as desired on the left hand side of the tag by the circles.

Step Twelve. Use foam squares to adhere the flowers overtop of the leaves on the left hand side of the tag as desired.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the two white flowers as desired in amongst the pink flowers.

Step Fourteen. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Leaves & Branches
  • Florals 5

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Woodland Friends Patterned Paper Pack and Woodland Friends – 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Twine
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Mushroom House

January 24, 2021

Welcome to my January post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today’s card is a great example of me trying something different! As a card maker I feel very comfortable using simple shapes (square or rectangle) to create my card bases from. So when I decided to use this Mushroom House die I was very pleased with myself that I could still use my favourite techniques and create something that represents me and my signature style of card making.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use white card to die cut the mushroom card base.


Step 2: Use Copic Markers E51 and E53 to add details to the mushroom as shown below.

Step 3: Use Kraft card and red cardstock to die cut the cap of the mushroom.

Step 4: Die cut the cap details using brown and white card stock. Adhere the white on top of the brown using foam tape then adhere these to the mushroom.

Step 5: Use a variety of card stock colours to die cut the remaining shapes – door, windows, chimney etc. Adhere these to the card.

Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card.

Step 7: Die cut the flowers, and adhere these to the card. Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow.

It’s such a fun design and makes such a pretty card! I’m so happy I left my comfort zone and created it.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Brown/Kraft/Pink/Purple/Yellow/green Card

Red/White/green Corrugated Card

Sequins

Copic Markers

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love This Planner Insert

January 21, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love This Planner Insert for inside of my Sidekick Essentials Planner.

To create my Love This Planner Insert, I’ve used a variety of the dies from the Sidekick Essentials Collection and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner insert at home.

Step One. Die cut the Polaroid Frame from the Sidekick Essentials 1 Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere the 2 3/4″ cut piece of White Finish Cardstock to the back of the polaroid frame.

Step Two. Sprinkle Rosebud, Coral and Turquoise Magenta Nuance on the polaroid frame. Spritz with water and allow to dry.

Step Three. Once the polaroid frame has dried, you’ll need the definition stamp from the Planner Essentials – Background Stamps 3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp randomly on the frame. You’ll need to stamp a total of five times. Reapply Ink to the stamp as needed. Ink the edges of the frame using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut the reinforcements out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need 8 reinforcements total. Ink the edges of all the reinforcements using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Sidekick Essentials 4 die, you’ll need to die cut the 1 5/8″ circle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Turquoise Magenta Nuance on the circle. Once the circle has dried, ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Die cut the large hearts from the Sidekick Essentials 6 Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Coral Magenta Nuance on each heart and then spritz with water. Once the hearts have dried, ink the edges of the hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. On a piece of scrap White Soft Finish Cardstock, sprinkle Rosebud Magenta Nuance and then spritz with water. Once the paper has dried, die cut the two hearts from the Sidekick Essentials 2 Die out of the paper. Ink the edges of the two hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Sidekick Essentials 7 Die, die cut the large leaf bunch out of a piece of vellum.

Step Nine. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 Die, die cut the & symbol out of a piece of kraft cardstock.

Step Nine. Die cut the arrow from the Sidekick Essentials 3 Die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Ten. From the Sidekick Essentials 1 Die, die cut the This die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the This word to 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock that measures 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. You will also need the heart from the This strip. Ink the edges of the heart, the white strip and the kraft strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Place your polaroid frame in your Sidekick Planner and make a mark where your reinforcements should sit on the frame. Once the marks are on the frame, adhere the four reinforcements. Flip the frame over and adhere the remaining four reinforcements to the back side of the already adhered reinforcements.

Step Twelve. Staple the large leaf branch to the middle of the frame as desired. Use foam squares to adhere the circle 1/4″ from the bottom and have it hang slightly over the right hand side of the frame.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the large hearts as desired on the frame.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the & symbol and the arrow as desired on the circle. Adhere the small hearts as desired on the frame.

Step Fifteen. Staple the This word strip to the kraft strip. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the This word strip 1/4″ from the bottom and all the way to the left hand side of the frame. Adhere the white heart as desired on the frame.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Magenta Nuance: Rosebud, Coral and Turquoise
  • Misc: Vellum, Kraft Cardstock and Mini Stapler
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