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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

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Clean and simple, die cut, Christmas present tag set

November 8, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my monthly guest design team project. This time, I wanted to create a few Christmas present tags that are fast and easy to make and thus perfect if you need to make plenty!

And this is how I created the tags:

Step 1: Take light blue (or another color you prefer) Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut rounded rectangular pieces from the cardstock with your die cutting machine.
Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive on a piece of Worn Wood patterned paper (pick a wooden pattern of your choice) and die cut the paper with the Sled die cut die.
Step 3: Now take a piece of light pink paper (for example from the Christmas Holidays paper pack) and die cut the tiny flowers from that paricular paper.

Step 4: Take another piece of Worn Wood (preferably pick another color for additional contrast) paper and die cut the upper tag pieces from that paper of your choice.
Step 5: Add pink Distress Ink around the edges of the die cut flowers for more contrast. Then adhere all pieces together/in place.
Step 6: Take a piece of (light) brown Soft Finish Carstock and using the Winter Sentiments stamp set, stamp and heat emboss the sentiment using white embossing powder. Fussy cut to a banner and adhere on place. Finish off with Craft Drops (alternatively use half pearls or rhinestones) and a piece of ribbon.

I´ve again also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch to give a better idea on each and every step. I hope you enjoy it!

This tag idea is so simple that you can die cut several tags at once and make plenty of Christmas present tags at once. You could even sit down with your children and craft together with them. And if you change the colours, they will again look different with the same basic idea.

Wishing you a great time crafting! See you again in December with another crafty tutorial. Take care, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Big Shot A4
Half pearls
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool
White Embossing Powder
Nuvo Embossing Pad
Heat tool
Ribbon and Scissors

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.
Planner Essentials

Happy Day!

November 2, 2020

Oh Happy Day!! That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the new collection for the Planner Essentials. So many amazing new dies, it was hard to choose which one to use first because everything is equally fun. So quickly into my hobby loft!

This page I made with the Planner Essentials 28 – Globe, I love it!! The page itself has a very nice edge. The globe can be die cut in various ways. For this page I chose to punch the sphere out of the paper and then make a pocket with it. How I did that you can see in the pictures below.

The tickets in the pocket I made using Planner Essentials – 30 Wave pocket. I also used the nice sentiment die included in this set. The paper is from the new collection as well and called Reminiscence “the book”, so incredibly beautiful!!

The label is from an older set “Planner labels” and so are the reinforcements, although there is also a very nice new set with another 12 super fun new ones!

On the corner of the tag I made a mini pocket with the text where I can place the smaller tag behind. Ohh and those cute little birds, they’re also from Elizabeth Craft Designs (CS027 – Feathered Friends Clear Stamps).

And that’s how I made the pocket with the globe. First, I die cut the globe out of a piece of cardstock that is big enough to die cut a pocket with. Then I put about a third of the sphere with the circular die and take my pocket die to die cut.

I hope that I inspired you a little bit and that you will have as much fun with the new dies as I did!

With love,

Marjolijn.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Planner Essentials 28 – Globe

Planner Essentials – 30 Wave pocket

Reminiscence – The Book

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials Summer Journal Special

Places I’ve Been Journal

October 21, 2020

Karen here today sharing a dashboard for my new journal that will be a scrapbook of all of the places I’ve been. Since I haven’t been able to travel (much) during the CV19, this will be a fun way to relive those memories!

I decided to use the gorgeous Summer Art paper and die cut two circles using the Fitted Circles Dies. I layered these circles up on blue and grey cardstock that was die cut with the Dotted Scallop Circles dies.

To turn these circles into “planner pages”, I used the die from Planner Essentials 5 to cut the holes as seen above. Then I had the fun in decorating them!

The “gold” in the banner (cut using a Celebration Flags die) is created using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock that I rubbed with Opal Polish by Creative Expressions (color is Golden Glow). The “blue” is black cardstock rubbed with Opal Polish in Blue Parakeet and Golden Glow. The die for this is from the Decorative Insert set. Those fun letters are from the Butterfly Pocket Insert. I love how all these dies “fit” together so nicely! And, of course, I had to add some reinforcements that were from Planner Labels (hearts) and the Reinforcement Variety Pack (small circles).

For this one, I used many of the same products as above and I added a heart that can be found in the Decorative Insert set. I added a few dots made with the Metallic Gold Craft Drops and a few diamond dots from my stash.

I’m going to have SUCH fun creating pages for my new planner/scrapbook. Hope you like my circle-fun pages!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Blue and Grey, Opal Polish, Diamond Dots

Planner Essentials

December daily

October 14, 2020

December is here before we know it and to be well prepared I have already started making my date numbers for my December Daily.

I don’t know if I’m going to use them all as such but it is good to have some things prepared. And it is so much fun to do as well.

Nice little projects, although that doesn’t say anything about the time I’m working on it. Today I’m going to show you day one. 

I’ve been messing around, making all 31 dates first and then I’ve gone to play. For this particular one I’ve used the Berry Branch die to decorate. Unfortunately Elizabeth Craft Designs doesn’t carry this one anymore however they do have a really pretty new berry branch that I will mention in the supply list below. I added some extra detail to the berries using True Red Silk Microfine Glitter.

If necessary I can stick another picture behind it, I don’t know how I’m going to use them yet but you’ll probably see them later in my December Daily.

I always put a note next to my workplace so I can write down what products I’ve used.

Hope I inspired you a little bit today.

See you next time,

Marjolijn

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