Good morning! Laura here today to share my latest layout! I love to create mixed media type layouts and the awesome dies from Elizabeth Craft are a perfect fit!
To create this layout: Step 1 – die cut at least 15 – 1 3/4″, 2 – 2 3/4″ and 3 – 1 1/4″ stitched hexagons Step 2 – adhere them on the main page and using cardboard or foam dots on a few Step 3 – cover the page with clear gesso. Step 4 – use your favorite stencil and modeling paste down the center of the page and on the side then dry with heat gun
Step 5 – using various mists and powders color the stenciled images and dry with heat gun Step 6 – using the same mists and powders create some splatters
Step 7 – using white ink stamp the star background from the background stamps 1 in various places around the layout
Step 8 – mat and adhere your photo
Step 9 – die cut the banner, Believe, and celebration flags and adhere Step 10 – using media gel adhere some art stones and beads to the layout
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!)