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Greenville Planner Dashboard And Intro Pages

January 26, 2020

Hello! Annette Green here with my first Planner Essentials blog post!

2020 will be a year of big changes for my husband and I, since we’ll be moving to Downtown Greenville, South Carolina by the Summer. In our efforts to stay organized with all the tasks we’ll be faced with and to document the progress, I thought I’d create a separate planner just for this purpose. This will be a great place for photos, but also for lists, goals, accomplishments and all the details therein.

My dashboard features a hidden list of our favorite things about Greenville, tucked behind a large tag with our photo.

It’s interesting to see our photo through the vellum window. This protects the photo nicely on the front page, while also encouraging viewers to pull the tab to see more.

The intro pages start the story and show a few photos from our recent visit to Greenville.

Here are a few tips for using the Planner Essentials dies, stamps and other ECD products to make the job easier. When die-cutting letters and more intricate pieces, I use Clear Double-Sided Adhesive sheets on the back of my cardstock and paper.

Washi tape is great for holding small dies in place, especially when using a magnetic platform. I’ve used the Planner Essentials 23 Alphabet Trio set.

After cutting a tan cardstock page using the Planner Essentials 4 die, cut parchment paper 3 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (9.525 cm x 16.51 cm) which is slightly larger than the window opening to come. Adhere title letters and make a list.

Die-cut a pattern paper pocket from Planner Essentials 22 Planner Pocket 4 – Top Loading then die-cut the opening with the stitched window die. (You’ll need to do a bit of planning for position so you can view your list through the window.) For the hole-reinforcers, die-cut two from coordinating cardstock and adhere.

Adhere either clear acrylic or vellum (like mine) onto the back of the pocket page.

Adhere the pocket page to the tan base page.

Die-cut more words and numbers. I’ve cut mine from green and black cardstock and layered them to create a drop shadow effect. Adhere small reinforcers on the page holes. I’ve used Planner Essentials 27 Retro Numbers Trio and the Reinforcement Variety Pack.

To create a tag for the pocket, die-cut black cardstock using the topper die as shown. My tag measures 3 7/8″ x 8 5/8″ (9.8425 cm x 21.9075 cm) after die-cutting.

Die-cut the fold-over piece from green cardstock and stamp “Pull•Pull•Pull” around the hole using Pieces of Life 1 – Numbers & More stamp set.

Cover the tag with pattern paper, then adhere the fold-over tab piece to the top.

Slide the tag into the pocket to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.

Adhere a photo with a green cardstock mat to the tag, again planing the positioning so it shows through the vellum window. I’ve stamped This is Us from the Circle Labels stamp set.

Insert the tag into the pocket page.

Onto the back of the dashboard page, adhere pattern paper and add hole reinforcements. Die-cut a notepad twice (tan and black) using Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces. I’ve added Greenville again with two colors, and stamped a circle for the upper right corner.

I’ve adhered a chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s Life’s A Journey collection and added black reinforcement circles around the holes.

Die-cut another base page and stamp the background. I’ve used Background Stamps 2 with tan ink. Die cut the photo frame pieces using Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages. I’ve cut the background portion from coordinating pattern paper and the front piece from black cardstock. Adhere this unit to the base page, add photos and captions.

Insert pages into your planner. I’ve used the Espresso Planner Cover which will go nicely with my Greenville documentation.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial! See you next time.

Annette

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Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages | Technique Friday with Els

January 24, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, planners!

This week, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages. This is the perfect die set to showcase your favorite pictures in your planner!

Watch the tutorial, 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!

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!

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9 New Planner Ideas For The New Year!

January 15, 2020

It’s the new year, which means we need some new planner ideas! With the help of our design team, we’ve put together a list of 9 planner ideas that are sure to give you some new year inspiration!

Martine Rijnbeek

Katelyn Grosart

Click Katelyn’s name to see how she created her January dashboard.

Marjolijn Van Elsberg

Click Marjolijn’s name to see how she put together the booklet above!

EK Gorman

Karen Ostergard

Annette Green

See how Annette created this beautiful card using the Planner Essentials line.

Esther Glas


We hope some of these helped sparked some inspiration for your 2020 planner. There are so many different, creative ways you can create with this line –– especially with the newest release!

As always, don’t forget to join our ECD Planner Group on Facebook to share your own projects –– we’d love to see them!

Happy crafting and happy planning!

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Simple Christmas Layout For The New Year!

January 12, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share a simple and quick layout to help you scrapbook your Christmas photos!
I also have a couple of tips for you toady. Here’s the first one:
*tip 1 – all those gorgeous Christmas papers may be a little busy for your style – turn them over and use the other side to coordinate with your favorite ‘busy’ side so the papers don’t clash

To create this layout:

Step 1 – gather 3 sheets of patterned paper – and tear across one sheet at about 8 1/5 inches or 22cm, second sheet tear the bottom off at about 3 inches or 8 cm, then adhere to the your third full sheet
Step 2 – create a photo mat with a torn side about 2 inches bigger than your photo
Step 3 – die cut 3 fitted fishtails, celebration flags and your 2 large and 4 small of my favorite poinsettia die and assemble

*tip 2 – You can use your favorite shape die – I used my stitched circle die – to cut out elements from your Christmas paper to use as embellishments

Step 4 – assemble and add your title!

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

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December Day By Day Wrap-up!

December 31, 2019

If you’ve been participating in (or following) the #DecemberDBD Challenge, chances are you’ve seen some pretty cool pages from crafters! We were overjoyed seeing everyone participate –– you are all SO talented!

Today, December 31, is the last day of the #DecemberDBD Challenge which means, if you’re participating, you don’t want to forget to complete your last page!

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

Below, we’re showing a page a day (1–31) from different crafters who join the #DecemberDBD Challenge. Take a look below and enjoy!

Esther Glas

Marjolijn Van Elsberg van Gijsel‎

Miranda Hulsebosch

Martine Rijnbeek

Tracey Bantoft‎

Katelyn Grosart

Joke Geerligs‎

Anja Heuvelsland-Pessel‎

Rosemary Morgan Peloquin Corda‎

Katelyn Grosart

Coby van Willigenburg‎

Candy Spiegel‎

Anita van der Wiel

Judith Stuart

Miriam Jansen

Karen Ostergard

Esther Glas

Coby van Willigenburg

Charlene van der Vorst

Karen Ostergard

Marga Dounen

Esther Glas

Anne Swinkels

Jacqueline Bakker

Anne Swinkels‎

Angelique Van Polanen Borst

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did! We love seeing all of the different styles of crafters!

From your family here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Happy New Year and Happy Planning!

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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Hello Sunshine –– Summer Dreaming!

December 15, 2019

Good morning! Laura here today! It is very cold here right now and I am missing the heat of summer! Since it is winter and I can’t actually enjoy the summer right now I did the next best thing and created a summer layout!

To create this layout:

Step 1) Cut your papers, 1 at 12×12, 1 at 10×12 and 1 at 11×12 then ink the edges and assemble
Step 2) Die cut 4 circles of varying sizes. I used 5 1/4, 4 1/4, 2 3/4 and 2 1/4 in the stitched circles

Step 3) Die cut one sand castle and one palm tree then ink and assemble

Step 4) Die cut two tags and ink the edges – I used the tag from the planner essentials 7
Step 5 ) Die cut the filmstrip from planner essentials filmstrip

Step 6) Add your title and assemble

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Laura

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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

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