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Introducing the Art Journal Collection | Technique Friday

March 20, 2020

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els is walking us through our NEWEST release: The Art Journal Collection by Charlene van der Vorst and Ilse Kleijer.

The collaboration of Charlene and Ilse brings their hand drawings and digitally-created designs together to offer this unique line to crafters!

This new collection includes six die sets, six stamp sets, four stencils and a 12×12 double-sided cardstock pack.

The flexibility of this line will have every journaler, scrapbooker, cardmaker and crafter alike inspired with creativity!

We hope you enjoyed this week’s Technique Friday, and will explore your creativity with this fabulous new collection!

Happy crafting and stay safe!

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Palette

Remember The Now

March 19, 2020

Hello Crafters, today it is Luciana here with a planner spread. This is an example on how you could make several planner inserts using the same technique.

Cut out the ticket page from the set Planner Essential – 11, using the white soft cardstock. Use the distress oxide ink pad to color the edges of the ticket.
Than cut a rectangle and the pattern with the letters from the Planner Essential – Planner Patterns. and color both with the same color. Use the stamp from the set Planner Essential – Patterns 2 to create a more interessing background. Distress the edge of the rectangle with a distress tool ( the edge of the scissors eventually works too ).

Glue together the three layers, it will seem like and embossed background.

Prepare the decoration for the planner insert. Die cut from the white soft cardstock 4 pieces of photoframe, using the die from the set Planner Essential – Planner Filmstrip. Adhere together the 4 pieces, to create a heavy frame.

Stamp on a watercolor sheet the leaves from the stamps set A Field of Flowers. Color the leaves with the watercolors, and than cut the twigs with the scissors

Adhere the frame on the ticket insert, and use the twigs to embellish it, as shown in the pictures below.

Stamp the sentiment “Remember the now” from the stamps set Planner Essential – Remember, on a white soft cardstock. Cut out the rectangle and adhere it on the frame of the insert.

I used the same technique to create other two planner insert.
In the first on the left I used:
the tag die from the set Planner Essential – 4 ;
the photo frame die from the set Planner Essential – 4 ;
the patterns with the numbers from the set Planner Essential – Planner Patterns ;
the sentiment “Hello Everyday life” from the set Planner Essential – Retro Labels Sayings ;

For the insert on the right side, I used:
the die from the set Planner Essential – 5 ;
the photo frame die from the set Planner Essential – 4 ;
the patterns with the rose from the set Planner Essential – 6 .

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy planning!
Luciana

Other:
Distress oxide ink pad

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials

This Is What Matters Most!

February 4, 2020

Hello Planner fans! Today a post from me, Marjolijn. I made a spread in my planner for Valentine’s Day.

For me, ‘Valentine’ means family –– my family. It means my husband and my kids because, that’s what matters most to me. My heart beats a little harder when I see this picture from my love and my beautiful daughters. How blessed I am!

I had a lovely time playing with my Planner Essential Dies –– I love the light bulbs.

I made these pages with the Planner Essentials 20 Half Heart and glued the smaller hearts on the bigger hearts. With black cardstock and golden soft glitter paper I made the light bulbs, and the ‘Love’ word. With a stamp from the set CS125 Patterns 2, I stamped the edge of the small heart. The text is from the stamp set CS121 Remember. Further, I glued the different reinforcers over the rings.

The nice heart flower, from Planner Essentials2 5, I cut in pieces and then placed it behind the pictures. With a few stamps, I finished this page. 

I made this page the same way as the first one. The little word ‘Love’ with the arrow was made with a die from the Planner Essentials 5. With the labels, I made a kind of tag where I wrote a little message on the back and placed it behind the picture.

Another page in my planner, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Here, you can see the dies I used.

And here you see the stamps I used.

I hope that I inspired you a little bit with this planner page. See you next time!

Marjolijn

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Birthday Planner Page Using The Planner Pocket 4

January 28, 2020

Hi planner fans, Marjolijn here. This is my first post for the Elizabeth Craft Design blog!

First I want to say that I’m so proud to be a member of the design team!!! It even gives me more fun to play with the beautiful dies and stamps for the planner.

Today, I’ve decided to make a special page in my planner for a very special occasion: my daughters birthday! I took a lot of pictures that I wanted to use in my planner to remember her 17th birthday.

Here is everything I created for my pocket page!

Look at this, a whole day in one page with cute tags, labels and a large double tag where I placed all the pictures and journaling. And look at that gorgeous birthday cake, my oldest daughter made it as a special surprise for her sisters birthday!

For this page I used the new die sets from the Planner Essentials 22. On the back, I glued the page from Planner Essentials 4.

The page folds together just like the pockets in the collection, folding and adhering the flaps onto your base page, making it look like an envelope. I used the reinforcements from Planner Essentials 7 to secure the other side of the page.

I made two pages from craft paper (size 3 3/8” x 8”) and bound them together with the die from set 22 (see picture below) –– now it’s a double tag!

So now, I have a lot of space for pictures and journaling!

I finished it off by decorating it with stamps and dies. For that I used Planner Essentials 27, the retro numbers trio. Oh, how I love that –– 3 sizes in one set!!

I also used the Planner Essentials Planner Patterns and Planner Months die sets. The stamps are from Pieces of Life 1 (CS160).

As an additional insert, I made a tag with a see trough pocket made from vellum. And a little tag inside it. All made with the Planner Essentials set 26 and stamps from the set CS134.

I love the little banners They are so decorative and fun for birthdays and party’s. Even if they are too big, I role them up and put them in the pocket. Always fun to find them, and you immediately know it’s a special occasion when you do.

I made the banner with the Planner Essentials 26 Retro Numbers Trio set. There are 3 different flags in it in 3 sizes so you can make a lot of different banners for in your planner or other projects! Sometimes I make them and send them with a birthday card! Success assured!

I hope you all get inspired a little bit with this page. It’s so much fun playing with this new dies!!!

See you next time,

Marjolijn

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

My Gratitude Journal

January 20, 2020

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! In 2020, my “word of the year” is Gratitude. Life is SO much better that way, don’t you think? I am going to attempt to create at least one page per week about things for which I’m grateful. If I can do it, I’ll have an amazing treasure at the end of the year! And something to remind me of the good things when I have a sad day.

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Planner Essentials 2020 January Release | Technique Friday

January 17, 2020

Happy Technique Friday! Today, Els is excited to walk you through our newest Planner Essentials release (which we released on Tuesday!).

There are so many fun things you can do with this line, and we hope this video helps give you some ideas and inspiration for your projects!

Click the video above to watch the full video, or click the button below to see the full collection!

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Final 2019 #DecemberDBD

December 30, 2019

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Did you all play along with #DecemberDBD in the ECD Planner Group on Facebook? It was so much fun and so inspirational. I am doing pages for each day in December and today, I’m showing you the final ones! (I did the Dec 31 page earlier this month!)

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Technique Friday | Planner Essentials Recipe Book

December 13, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today Els is showing us how to create a personalized recipe book, using dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection! 🍴📒

This is a great way to document those holiday family recipes!

Watch the video, view/download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

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December Day-By-Day Page Ideas!

November 28, 2019

It’s Esther here. December 1st is just a few days away, which means it’s almost time to start your daily #DecemberDBD journaling! (You can learn more about the December Day-By-Day Challenge here.)

Today, I’m here to share some ideas and tips for your #DecemberDBD journal. I recommend trying to add pictures to your pages each day –– from “normal” things like doing the dishes or groceries, and a full/empty fridge. It really doesn’t matter what you take pictures of –– everything you do on a single day is fine. It’s more about documenting each day, whether it’s work, sports, watching tv, cooking diner, babysitting, laundry, etc.

If you find yourself lacking inspiration on a certain day, here’s a list of some themes/ideas that might help:

  • Photo of your craft desk/room
  • Buy yourself a treat/something you really like to eat and try to make a stunning picture of it to use in your journal
  • Your favorite (Christmas) song
  • Decorating your tree
  • A black & white picture
  • Write a letter to Santa and hide it in your journal
  • Take pictures of December decorations in your area, or go to a garden centre or decorated shop to take pictures.
  • Wrapping presents
  • Create a tag
  • Your favorite (feel-good) movie
  • A selfie
  • Your pets or birds and other animals in the garden
  • Donate $5 to charity
  • Your favorite Facebook group 😉
  • Christmas cards you are sending and/or receiving
  • Your front door or house
  • A recipe
  • Hot chocolate or a good cup of tea/coffee
  • Your dream house
  • Shopping list
  • Children/Grandchildren
  • Family tradition(s)
  • PJ’s all day –– staycation
  • Cleaning a closet or a room
  • The sky/the weather today
  • The kitchen
  • Work moment
  • What makes you happy?
  • Make a page with paint or watercolor
  • News: What’s happening right now –– local or worldwide
  • New Years wishes

If you are planning to journal through the full month of December (1–31st) to review the past year, you can also add things like: the best thing that happened last year, the saddest thing that happened last year, milestones, etc. 

For our Dutch members there is also Sinterklaas on December 5th –– a great subject for your December-Day-By-Day journal/ planner!

I hope this helps give you a little bit of inspiration as we get ready to document our December! Don’t forget to join us on the ECD Planner Page on Facebook to see other crafters’ planner pages, and to share pictures of your own!

Happy Planning!

Esther Glas

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

December Day-by-Day

November 18, 2019

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Are you participating in the ECD Planner Facebook Group December Day-by-Day? I am! It’s fun and inspiring! I’m preparing as many base pages in advance. As I go through December, I’ll add pictures (and probably some fun embellishments). Today’s post shows several days. (I’ll also add the December date later since I don’t know what order they’ll be in!)

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