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Let’s Make a 2022 Planner!

November 14, 2021
Hello there! Annette Green here today to share my 2022 Planner and tutorial just for you planner fans!
I utilized Planner Essentials dies 3, 4, 6, 7, 44 and Planner Pocket 1 this year along with some pretty nature papers which I talk about in the video tutorial below.
I also used a few stamp sets: All The Details, Months, and Pieces of Life #1. All supplies are listed at the end of this post.
As I explain in the video tutorial, I tried not to overwhelm myself with too many dies. Once I chose those six mentioned above, I kept to them rather than having too many options in front of me. This helped a lot!
I love how this nature paper and the embellishments coordinate nicely with the new Desert Sand full-size planner. In the video tutorial I’ve developed a system for building the pages that you might find helpful, and less overwhelming. I also share lots of little tips along the way as I create each page. I’m thrilled that my 2022 planner is now complete and ready for the new year!
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Some Sidekick Fun!

November 7, 2021

Karen here today. I’ve been documenting the adventures that me and my guy have been having in a Sidekick journal. Sharing today a couple of recent adventures. I’ve created quite a few of these pages since we started dating seven months ago, and it’s already so fun to look back through the FuN!

A couple weeks ago, we flew to Vegas for a couple days. One of the outings we had while we were there was to see a Rod Stewart concert. Omigosh, he is SO good. The page base here is from the Sidekick Essentials 7 set. Those fun stitched letters are from the Planner Essentials 37 set, and the arrow is from the Planner Essentials 41 set. On the front here, I also also used reinforcements that are either in the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1 or 2 or were a fun surprise in another set. The “Amazing” at the top is from the Pieces of Life 3 – Quotes stamps.

This is the backside of the “Rod” page. The sentiment at the bottom is also from the Pieces of Life 3 stamp set. The “beautiful” flag is in the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set.

Next up was a FuN adventure we had to see our local professional basketball team. My guy works for a company who was able to get him front row seats. Wow, those basketball players are SO tall. And our team won! The page base here is from the Sidekick Essentials 2 set, and the “Remember This Day” frame is from the Planner Essentials 42 set. Adding that to a picture was so easy since I added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before sticking it down. How fun! To add interest to the picture, I die cut a few stacking Stitched Rounded Squares and added some white dots around it. (Our team colors are purple and white!) The “ribbon” on the page was the wrist band to get onto the floor of the game.

I realized in creating my page that I had more pictures that I wanted to add than I had space. I decided to cut a square in half to add a small triangle corner pocket. (I edged it with more of the wristband…)

This was a fun way to add just a few more pictures. The pic in the middle was sitting in my seat (not zoomed in). What a fun adventure!

Thank you for checking out my journal pages today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Dymo labels, card stock, white gel pen, enamel dots, black ink

Planner Essentials

Halloween Mini Album with New Planner Dies and Stamps

October 2, 2021
Hello again everyone, Annette Green back again with some Halloween fun! I’ve created this mini album with the new Planner Essentials Halloween release by Esther and I’ve got a video tutorial just for you. This album proves that you can use planner dies for so many other things besides planner pages. I’ve used Graphic 45’s Midnight Tales paper collection, but feel free to use your favorite papers. I hope you follow along the video and enjoy the process. The supply list is below and also included in the description box of the video.
Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

December Day by Day

September 16, 2021

Yeah I know I’m a little early on but oh it’s so much fun too!

It should be a little more spread out over the year but Christmas and Halloween are my favorite parts to create for.

This page is for my DDBD (December Day By Day)

The wish lists are there, and for me there is only 1 thing on the list.

I want……a white christmas. Snow!!!!

I made this page with the Planner Essentials 22 Top loading. He’s so much fun, one of my favorite die sets.

The paper I used is from Charlene and Ilse’s collection Mystical Winter.

And this super cute Santa, is from Joset’s collection. Wonderful to combine everything together.

The party just keeps getting bigger.

Here are the wish lists. The stamp is from my own collection, the text stamp is from E.C.D. CS157. So cute!!!

In the top loader I glued a package of a stamp set and used it as a shaker. There’s mica in it.

I made the text with the Planner Essentials 23 Retro alphabet trio.

The date is stamped in the background. For this I used the Long & Tall numbers with December stamped with the CS116 months. Unfortunately I no longer see it in the shop.

The page is finished with the snow stars from reinforcement pack 2 that have been edited with Silk Microfine Glitter Cool diamond.

This page makes me happy and I hope you do too.

Are you a little inspired again?!

Browse through the stuff you already have, there are so many fun things you can create…..let’s get started.

Thank you for your visit

With love, Marjolijn. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Planner Essentials 22 Top loading

Mystical Winter paper

Santa Claus

Planner Essentials 23 Retro Alphabet

CS157 a way with words

Long&Tall numbers

CS116 Months

reinforcement pack 2

silk microfine glitter cool diamond

Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Sidekick planner page

August 21, 2021

Due to circumstances I have not worked much in my Sidekick planner lately.

But he is so cute that little one! And…..there are beautiful new Sidekick planners available in very nice colors and prints!

So, hop on with it!

On the left I used the new stamp set, actually this one is from the Planner Essentials collection. I cut off day 6 and 7 and made it a planner for the weekdays only. On the right I have room for the weekend days.

I still have to fill in the page. For this planner I don’t use photos, it’s purely an overview of the things I do.

I stamped on regular printer paper and edited it a bit with Distress ink so it blends in a bit more with the background.

That cute girl is from one of Esther’s new stamp sets, so sweet. I just stamped on kraft paper and cut it out. The bee is also from that set.

On the right I made a pocket and put a card in it. I can write the weekend things on it or stick a very small photo.

Again such a sweet girl, from another new set of Esther.

The pages further dressed up with what, yes, what do you call that?

It is a new die from a set for the Planner Essentials. I tore off pieces there and incorporated them both on the left and right of the page.

The page on the right is embossed paper, I created that with a 3D embossing die from Ellison/sizzix.

Supplies used:

CS 231 

CS 234 

 CS 235

Planner essentials 40

Phone booth special kit

Sidekick essentials 4, 8 and 9

Reinforcers

Art mini stencil

Paper Worn Wood

I’m very happy with this page and hopefully you’re a bit inspired 

With love,

Marjolijn. 

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Places I’ve Been – Oregon

August 9, 2021

Karen here today sharing another couple pages I’ve made for my “Places I’ve Been” journal. I have very much enjoyed going back through old pictures and reliving some of these fun moments. Today’s pages are about a trip I made to Lincoln City, Oregon back in August 2017. I had decided to go spend a couple days with my parents who were vacationing there, drove 11 hours and was lucky enough to be there during the total eclipse!

The base for my page was cut with the Planner Essentials 3. On the front I also used the Planner Essentials 23 – Retro Alphabet Trio to cut out the letters and added a stamp from the Family stampset to the tab. The “love” die can be found in Planner Essentials 3, and I cut out the “Total Solar Eclipse” journaling piece from a die in the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces set. The arrow is also from that set. I added the cute glasses from the Party Accessories Kit. And of course, no page would be complete for me without reinforcements from the two variety packs.

For the back of the page, I used the Planner Essentials 36 – Windows Overlay. To get the four-box overlay, I just basically cut off the bottom two boxes with a pair of scissors. The #sofab is also from that set. The stamp on the tab is from the Family stampset as is the stamp on the top of the page.

The yellow picture above in the corner shows an “oops” moment of mine where I hadn’t closed a black ink pad and accidentally dropped the page on top of the ink pad. I decided to turn it into a design element by adding dots and adding a line and dots elsewhere on my layouts. I kinda like it 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and solid cardstock, black ink, black multiliner pen

Planner Essentials

My garden

August 5, 2021

Esther’s beautiful book reminiscence 2 really invites you to use it for some beautiful garden pages in my memory planner. And working with the beautiful new collection she designed, made me completely happy. The blooming plants in the garden will do the rest.

For this page I used the set with the rounded corners page which gives your pages something chic. I love it!

Those sweet lovebirds are in another set (Birds on splatter page) and the tab received a stamp. Esther made a very nice set with stamps called “label tabs”.

You are supposed to cut them out, there is no die included, but on this die from the set “folded arrow insert” the stamps fit fine with a little measuring. Handy if you’re not that good at cutting!

The “arrow” is a kind of clip, you slide it around the page. So sweet.

I finished the long tag with reinforcements, a string through it and a charm on it. Really another fantastic extension of the Planner Essentials collection. For this page I used paper from Reminiscence the Book 2, P.E. 38 Birds on splatter page, P.E. 41 rounded corners page, P.E. 44 Folded Arrow insert, CS232 Label tabs and Reinforcement variety pack.

I hope you’re a little bit inspired by my page. Thanks again for your visit and see you next time,

With love,

Marjolijn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

PB02 – Reminiscence the Book 2

The following products below are currently only available in stores.

1864 – Planner Essentials 38

1867 – Planner Essentials 41

1870 – Planner Essentials 44

CS232 – Label tabs

Fantasy Flowers Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Cabo Scrapbook Layouts

July 17, 2021

Karen here today. I love that we are starting to be able to travel again. My guy and I made a whirlwind trip to Cabo in Mexico, and it was glorious! I created a full-size planner page for my “Places I’ve Been” journal, and I created a similar Sidekick sized page for my journal about adventures my guy and I are having. So fun!

I used an older Reminiscence pack for the paper and started my regular sized Planner page by cutting a Planner Essentials 4 page base. On the “front”, I added some bubbles from the Water Creatures Stamps using some light silver embossing. I love the additional texture. Then, I also cut the Planner Essentials 24 frame. Els did a GREAT video about using this particular page that you can find – here. I added the sentiments from the Family Stamps and some lettering from the Planner Essentials 23 set to both the front and the back. (This fabulous set has three sizes of letters!) On the back of my page, I used the Fitted Circles to cut out the pictures of the gas station and the circle behind my picture. The sand dollar stamp is also from the Water Creatures Stamps and is stamped in Distress Oxide and fussy cut. Last, but never least, I added some reinforcements that came from a combination of the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2. As usual, I backed the paper with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make the letters and reinforcements stickers!

For the Sidekick sized pages, I started with a Sidekick Essentials 6 base. I cut a half Fitted Circle for the top (that I ran through a second time with the base from Sidekick Essentials 6 to get the top shape right!) and added some leaves from the Leaves and Branches dies. The rest of the products I mentioned are also listed above.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Cardstock, inks, gold paper

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Garden-themed Mason Jar Junk Journal

July 14, 2021
Hello again everyone, Annette Green here to share my Garden-themed Mason Jar Junk Journal using the new Mason Jar Snow Globe special. The pages are a beautiful mix of papers, ephemera, sewing, fabric, vellum and kraft. I’ve created a Process Video (below) to share how it all came together along with some tips too, so I hope you have a moment to check it out.

The new set is SO much fun to create with. I’ve incorporated several stamp sets and a few additional dies in making this journal as well.

As I explain in the video, I’ve used both of the Reminiscence Books, with a few additional papers from Graphic 45. The big bee stamp is one I’ve had for years from Stampotique.

This is a nice thick album of about 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) before adding your photos or keepsakes.

The covers are made with a thick chipboard base and the rings I used are larger than the ones which come with the special. All the pages are cut from the Mason Jar die.

Some pages are cut from fabric like the one on the right (above). I’ve stitched around the edges on my sewing machine using a natural brown thread. Vellum seed packets slide under the band to hold seeds or keepsakes inside. I explain how I do all of this in the video.

Each page is unique in its style and texture. I’ve created a pocket for tags on this left page, and stamped the little girl for the right page.

To dress up some of the blank pages, I added various Journaling Cards from different Graphic 45 collections.

Watercolor paper sprayed with various Distress Sprays made the pine tress come to life on this page. I thoroughly enjoyed making this one-of-a-kind album and I hope you enjoy watching my process. All products I’ve used are listed below.

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Masculine graduation cards

July 7, 2021

Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team project. For today’s cards I created a set of two masculine, clean and simple, graduation cards. As my son finished high school level and exams this June, I need a nice card for his graduation festivities.

I used woodgrain patterned paper and instead of flowers, just leaves to add a special touch to the card. Also, the leaves are done out of Shimmer Sheets, to add just a touch of festivity to the card. Here is how the card is done:

Step 1: Take light blue Soft Finish Cardstock and using the Summer Fun Sentiments stamp set and grey Distress Oxide stamp ink, stamp the sentiment “well done” onto the carstock.

Step 2: Next die cut a piece of woodgrain paper using the Stitched Rounded Rectangles die cut die and then stamp “I´m so proud of you” with black stamp ink onto it using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set.

Step 3: Take a darker blue toned cardstock to mat the stamped cardstock strip. This will make the stamped element stand out more from the background. Then adhere the pieces onto the cardbase.

Step 4: Take a piece of Shimmer Sheet and apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet onto it. Now run the sheet thru your die cutting machine, but don´t die cut the image thru (don´t use a metal plate in your die cutting machine). This way you will get an embossed image. Next take your precision scissors and cut around the edges of the “embossed” image.

Step 5: Adhere everything on place and add some faux stitching around the edges to finish off the card. Optionally you can also add a few Craft Drops for decor or leave the card as it is. You now have a easy-to-mail, flat, yet decorative, masculine card done.

Since I had all the products alraedy on my desk, I also did a second card using the same basic idea and the same products, but modified the idea a little. This is a great way to strech one basic idea and make several variations of it at once. Besides, it is always good to have a card or two for just in case as backup!

I hope I could inspire you to create masculine clean-and-simple styled cards yourself! See you again next month with another card tutorial. Until then, wishing you a lovely June.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic block for stamping
Hero Arts Black Chalkboard stamp ink
3D adhesive foam

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