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Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Summer Journal Special Videos

How to Assemble the Slider Pocket page

March 13, 2022
Hello again, Annette Green here today with some more planner pages, including a fun, interactive page using the Slider Pockets die set, Planner Essentials 31. I’m still catching up on my 2021 planner from last Summer with these bright and sunny colors and photos. I’ve included a “Craft With Me” style video below to share how to assemble the Slider Pocket page, in case you’ve not tried it yet. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easier than you think!

Prior to the Slider Pocket page, I created this spread in my full-size planner, where I used parts from the Summer Special Insert like the palm tree and some of the leaves, and the word Summer, and the new Photo Pocket Pages for the two photos on the right.
The photo pocket pages are one of my new favorites for keeping things simple while adding additional photos to your layouts. So what’s under those interactive flaps on the right page? Watch the video to find out, as I share how to engineer this die, how to add photos, and some tips about altering the pull tab in the middle. Thanks for popping in today. Have a lovely day!
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Full-on sparkly Christmas cards

December 1, 2021

Hello everyone! It´s Sanna here again with my December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six card with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another just a little bit.

For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.

On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.

For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.

While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.

For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.

Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.

To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!

As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
White card bases
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic blocks for stamping

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Easy slimline Christmas card in rainbow colors

November 3, 2021

Hello everyone and happy November! It´s Sanna here again with another card tutorial share. This time I´ve got something fun to share: a clean and simple card that originated from last months card project´s leftover pieces. This is a fun way to use up paper strips and create cool looking cards. Hope you like the idea!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I had some colored paper strip (see my October card tutorial share) leftovers from the previous cards, so I took the Classic Christmas Special Kit snowflake die and arranged the snowflakes on a slimline card sized piece of white cardstock and die cut them with my die cutting machine.
Step 2: I placed the die cut snowflakes aside and adhered the colored paper strips behind the negative snowflake areas to create the striped-snowflake-look.
Step 3: Next I took some pearlescent blue watercolor and added random color splatters onto the white area of the background for additional detail. You could also use regular watercolors here or add ink spray splatters, for example. Whatever you have available.
Step 4: Next arrange the die cut snowflake pieces into the center of the card in a row and adhere them on place.
Step 5: Take a kraft cardstock piece and stamp a Christmas sentiment – stamp comes with the kit – and heat emboss it with white embossing ink. Adhere on place with 3D foam for additional dimension.

This is such a fun way to make a cheerful card. By the way, you could also replace the inked paper strips with leftover patterned papers. That would also create a fun look! For additional information, I´ve recorded a short video to give you a better idea of the steps. Hope you enjoy it!

I don´t know about you, but I just love playing with this Classic Christmas Special Kit so much! See you again next month with another card tutorial.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Brusho Crystal Colour – ColourCraft
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pearlescent watercolors
Paint brush
Heat tool – Ranger Inc.
White embossing powder – Ranger Inc.
3D-Foam

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CAS slimline Christmas cards in bold colors

October 3, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest team member card tutorial. For today’s card share I wanted to create a set of slimline Christmas cards in bold colors. I did that by using actually very little supplies, so these cards are easy to replicate and do plenty of at once.

I have again used the gorgeous Classic Christmas Special Kit for creating these cards and the only thing I added to the kit was Brusho´s, metallic watercolours, embossing powders and ink. If you don´t have Brusho´s, you can replace them with spray inks, watercolour palettes or even patterned papers. Here is how I did the cards:

Step 1: Take white plain cardstock and apply the Brusho powders onto the surface. Spray water mist on top and let the colors spread on paper. You can also help a little with a paint brush and then dry with a heat tool. Once you are at it, create several different toned ones, so you can create a series of cards in the end.
Step 2: Next apply metallic or pearlescent watercolor splatters with a paint brush on top of the bold colored pieces and let dry.


Step 3: Now die cut the same amount of backgrounds using the background die from the Classic Christmas Special Kit and adhere it on top of the colorful piece.
Step 4: Next stamp and heat emboss sentiments using the stamp set from the kit. I used white, red, blue and black embossing color tones for my cards, but you can take any colour you prefer.
Step 5: Finally, fussy cut the sentiment pieces into right size and adhere them onto the card bases using 3D-foam. This adds nice dimension to the cards.

Now you have a fun set of Christmas cards, that are still flat enough to be mailed in an envelope, but will for sure cheer up the recipient with their strong colours.

I have again recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea of each and every step. Enjoy!

I created a total of six cards using the same basic technique, but just changing the color combinations. I love how happy and bright there cards turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to give this idea a try and create a few clean and simple Christmas cards yourself. You can also divede the stept into several days. One day all you need to do is make the backgrounds, the next you die cut the white pieces and the day after you stamp and emboss the sentiments and on the final day you just adhere everything together. That way you could do a bigger batch of cards, too.

See you again next month with another card tutorial!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Brusho Crystal Colour – Colours & Adhesives Ltd
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Vaporisateur
Ranger Embossing Powder – White, Black
Vendy Vecchi Embossing Powder – Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium
VersaMark Watermark Ink
Heat tool – Ranger Inc.
3D foam tape
Metallic watercolor palette – Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
Paint brush
Acrylic block

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Summery Pages in my Nature Planner

September 2, 2021
Hello, it’s Annette Green today with some bright and cheery Summery plages in my Nature Planner. You may recall my Facebook Live I did for Elizabeth Craft Designs back in July where I showed how to create watercolored backgrounds using dies as stencils. If you missed it, you can view it here on the ECD YouTube channel. Today’s post includes a new video where I add photos to those pages and share some ideas and techniques.

My Nature Planner is a Sidekick size, so I’ve used mostly Sidekick dies as I mention in the video. The complete list is below with links to all products I’ve used.

Using the watercolors (yes, they’re back in stock!) allow you to customize your die-cut pieces and backgrounds perfectly to coordinate with your photos. I’ve used the Soft Finish White Cardstock for all of mine, which watercolors work very nicely on.

The Florals 13 die-set was perfect for these tropical, summery flowers on my pages as well. I love mixing and matching all the ECD dies into my projects.

I hope you take a moment to watch the video and follow along as I make up these pages. Thanks for stopping by today!

Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Videos

Springtime Nature Planner

July 1, 2021

Hello, it’s Annette Green here today with two spreads in my Nature Planner and a video walk-through of my process. Springtime in Greenville, SC is especially beautiful and since we are still new to the area, I’ve been in awe of this natural beauty and taking lots of photos.

Working in my Espresso Sidekick Planner, I have been documenting all sorts of nature. For my Spring photos, I chose to use the new Reminiscence The Book 2 papers with their bright and cheerful colors.
In the video, I share my method for beginning my pages, how I decide on the colors and then determine my photo sizes.
I am SO impressed with the beautiful macrame die-cut in this set! It cuts out perfectly and looks great on any page.
The stamps designed by Esther are fun to mix and match, especially these little girls in several of the sets.
I love how I don’t need a lot of embellishments to make a page look great. The paper collection has such a variety of cut-apart elements to choose from and layer together. I hope you take a moment to follow along in the video for a demo of how these pages came together. Thanks for stopping in today!
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Clean and simple cards with basic fitted dies

April 7, 2021

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another card tutorial share. Today I wanted to show you how you can use the basic fitted/nesting dies to create colorful, yet simple, card backgrounds in just a few simple steps.

You only need a selection of basic fitted dies (for exampe rectangles, stars, hexacons or squares), a stamp set and a selection of colored cardstock. I chose to do a more monochromatic pattern on the above cards, but you could do more variation by picking all colours of the rainbow for a background. Here is how these cards were done:

Step 1: Pick three colours of cardstock in similar tones (I used grey, teal and blue tones). Then pick three of the smaller sized nesting Stitched Rectangles and die cut two pieces each with the smaller dies from the cardstock and one bigger sized piece.

Step 2: Arrange the pieces onto a card base and adhere them on place with Clear Double Sided Tape. Flip the card over and cut any excess pieces with scissors.

Step 3: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a sentiment with the “Build Your Own Sentiment 1” stamp set using embossing ink and fine white embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool and adhere the sentiment onto the card with 3D foam pads. For additional detail you can add some embossed stars around the sentiment and a few Craft Drops, if you want to.

Here are some variations on you can do using other fitted dies – I used the Stitched Hexacons and Stitched Stars:

As you can see, by changing the color combination and the dies or the sentiments, you can create cards for various occations using the same basic idea!

I´ve also recorded the steps for you, so you get a better idea of each and every step:

I hope I could inspire you to make some fun card backgrounds with your nesting dies!! See you again next month with another card idea!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Heat Tool – Ranger Inc.
Embossing ink – Nuvo
Embossing Powder , white – Ranger Inc.
3D foam pads – Scrapbook Adhesives

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Clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards

February 7, 2021

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s Sanna here again with my monthly guest design team project share. I´d like to share a set of clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards with you today. I love using Silk Microfine Glitter and what better occation to do so, than Valentine´s Day! There just cannot be too much glitter on a Valentine´s Day card!

For my first card I´ve recorced a start-to-finish video for you to watch, because I wanted to share how I work with Silk Microfine Glitter and Clear Double Sided Adhesive on such a card. I find it easier to explain the steps thru a video.

For this project I used the Fitted Hearts die set with various red and pink tones of Silk Microfine Glitter as well as the very versatile Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. See the used products listed at the end of this blog post.

For my second card I got the idea from the Fitted Heart dies. I wanted to use just one big heart as a focal point on a card and that gave me the idea to use the gorgeous Astry Scenery Washi Tape with the die cut die.

Here is how I created the card:

Step 1: Take a piece of paper and cover it with washi tape strips.
Step 2: Die cut hearts in two sizes (big and tiny) from the “washi paper”.
Step 3: Arrange the hearts onto the card base and adhere on place.


Step 4: Take a dark blue cardstock strip and heat emboss a Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set sentiment onto the strip.
Step 5: Fussy cut into a banner with scissors and adhere onto the card with 3D foam pads.

Both of the cards are very easy to do, so if you are planning on doing plenty for Valentine´s Day, you could consider doing one of these ideas, maybe. Wishing you a lovely Valentine´s Day! Let´s send those cards out to family, friends and loved ones, especially this year they mean so much to so many people!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
Acrylic block
Embossing ink
White Embossing Powder
White and dark blue cardstock
3D foam pads
Heat tool
Scissors


Planner Essentials Videos

Final Greenville Planner Pages with video tour

February 3, 2021

Hello everyone, Annette Green here today with my final pages in my Greenville Planner which I’ve been sharing throughout 2020. I ended this planner/journal with some Fall pages, at which time my planner was filled to the brim. I decided it was a good place to stop, especially since I started a new planner in December for my Day-by-Day memories. (You can check that December DBD video out HERE if you like.)

As you can see, I’ve introduced the Phone Booth Special die set into my planner. I hope you follow along as I share how my pages came together. All products used for this final layout are shown at the end of this post.
I began by die-cutting my paper from the Rusty Weathered collection using the Planner Essentials 1 page die. From the Reminiscence paper collection, I fussy-cut three sunflowers and adhered them around the page. From the Reinforcement Pack 2, I die cut the leaf shapes and adhered them in place.
Next I used the tag die from Planner Essentials 4 to cut my photos, then matted around them with a deep red card stock. The tag shapes gives a little more interest than a simple rectangle. Finally, I stamped the list from the CS119 Reminders stamp set onto ivory card stock, colored in the arrow and inked the outer edges before adhering in place.
For the facing page, I cut the same paper using the Planner Essentials 4 page die, added the same leaf-shaped reinforcers and fussy cut one more sunflower. The large circles and scalloped circles were die-cut from the Pizza Box set and the “heart this” is die-cut from Planner Essentials 30 Wave Pocket die set which are then adhered to a stamped label from the CS133 Retro Labels stamp set.
After stamping the journaling block using the Sidekick 1 stamp set, I added my photos. If you’re curious how to cut circles from your photos, check out the video tour below.
Since I had more photos to feature, I decided to add the cute Phone Booth as an insert. What a fun die set to play with! I added the word Fall using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set and the pumpkins and leaves from Joset’s Pumpkins set, and all other elements are from the Phone Booth set.
The door to the Phone Booth opens out to this fun area for more photos and journaling. I used the Planner Filmstrip set to cut two photo frames for the right side of this page.
Small photos fit nicely inside here, and it’s a great place for a little hidden journaling.
For the back side of my Phone Booth insert I added more fun elements from the die set, as well as the photo mat/tag from the Wave Pocket set I used earlier, and of course one more fussy-cut sunflower and the leaf reinforcements.
Once I added my last photo, I finished off this page by stamping the word “Happy” from the Sidekick 1 stamp set. And my pages are done, my Greenville Planner is done, and I’m moving on to my 2021 planner and Nature Notebook Planner which you’ll see in future posts. If you’d like to check out my video tour of my entire Greenville Planner, I’ve provided it below. Thanks so much for stopping in today!
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