Good morning! Laura with you today! Over the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to spend some time in Punt Cana and we had family photos taken – where else but on the beach of course!
I do not normally create blog posts with specific items but to create this layout you will need a few specific items 1 12×12 sheet of patterned paper and few pieces for die cutting and flower making (I used Ciao Bella Codex – Leonardo) 1 sheet of photo paper 4 – 5 colorant powders (I used Brusho in terracotta, turquoise, Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and Dark brown) dies – favorite flower die (I used small flower die, bunch of flowers, large flower) your favorite circle die (I used stitched circles), stitched fishtails, and planner essentials 11 scraps of cardboard ink and glue
To create this layout: 1 – take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photos paper and cut it in half. Spray with water then add your color powders and spray with water again. Continue adding powders and water until you are satisfied with the results then heat set with your heat gun
Step 2 – using your stitched fishtails and the colorful photo paper you just created, die cut your desired size of fishtails ( I used the second smallest). Die cut enough t fit across the page – I used 10 then ink the edges Step 3 – using your favorite flower dies die cut, ink edges and assemble 8 flowers. Step 4 – using your favorite circle die die cut 3 circles in sizes of your choice. Then cut into a spiral and ink the edges the roll into a flower
Step 5 – die cut one large circle in a silhouette, cut the center circle in half then ink both the silhouette circle and the two half circles. Step 6 – die cut two torn ledger pieces (tear ends off to make them more grungy looking) and one of the the ledger pieces from planner essential 11 Step 7 – tear pieces of cardboard and ink the edges
Step 8 – ink the edges of your 12×2 paper Step 9 – adhere everything together then add your title
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Inspire Tag.
To create my Inspire Tag, I’ve used a variety of the new dies from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.
Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of Kraft Cardstock. Place the S033 stencil on the right hand side of the tag and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife. Once the texture paste has dried, distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut the 2″ note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of book page. Distress the edges of the note piece. Ink the edges of the note piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. Die cut a 1″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and out of book page. Tear the top of the white fishtail so that it ends up being 4″ long. Tear the top of the book page fishtail so that it ends up being 3 3/4″ long. Distress the edges of the fishtails. Ink the edges of the fishtails using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack Die. Die cut the reinforcement out of black cardstock.
Step Five. Die cut 1760 die out of black cardstock. Cut the die cut piece in half.
Step Six. Die cut 1759 die out of black cardstock. Cut the circles to fit the tag as desired.
Step Seven. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the cotton image from the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton image in using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks from Set 1 & 2 and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut it out. Ink the edges of the cotton using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eight. Use the letters from the Morning Letters Stamp Set and Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp “inspire” on a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Nine. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 2″ x 3 1/4″. Cut a piece of cheesecloth as desired.
Step Ten. Adhere the reinforcement circle to the top of the tag on the circle. Adhere the white fishtail 1/4″ from the right and 1/2″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the book page fishtail 1 1/8″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the tag.
Step Eleven. Adhere the burlap piece 1 1/4″ from the bottom and to the right hand side of the tag. Adhere the mandella half to the 1″ from the top and to the right hand side of the tag.
Step Twelve. Foam square the note piece 1/2″ from the left and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the cheesecloth as desired to the middle right side of the note piece. Adhere the circle piece overtop of the cheesecloth as desired.
Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the cotton image 5/8″ from the bottom and 3/8″ from the right of the tag. Adhere the inspire word to the bottom right side of the cotton image.
Step Fourteen. Tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag. Use a paint brush to splatter Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain on the tag as desired.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Inspire Tag.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:
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Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass
Blending Tool with Foam
Dina Wakley: Scribble Sticks 1&2
Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Burlap, Cheesecloth and Twine
Hello!!! Samantha here, sharing a fun, bright, birthday card. Maybe it is just me?…but I love that this card makes me think of candy –– a perfect card to gift to someone on their special day!
Step 1: Apply clear double sided adhesive to the back of coloured cardstock and pattern paper.
Step 2: Select one of the reinforcement dies – die cut the die using the pattern paper and cardstock.
Step 3: Make a template of the die using scrap paper.
Step 4: Using re-positional tape adhere the template to a white card front measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Step 5: Remove the backing tape from the die cuts and adhere these in the negative space of the template.
Step 6: Continue to adhere each die cut, completing each row – alternate colours. Remove the template then re position below the finished row.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the card front is full.
Step 8: Use the birthday sentiments stamp and coordinating die to stamp the sentiment on pink cardstock using black ink. Adhere the sentiment to the card front.
Step 9: Embellish card front with a twine bow and sequins.
Small dies are probably one of my favourite craft items to play with – the best thing about these reinforcement dies is how much time I saved die-cutting rows of circles instead of individual circles. So…I had time to make a few more examples!
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
Today is the first day of Spring, and we’re kicking off the day with some Spring-themed projects! Even if the flowers aren’t blooming just yet, you can still enjoy these beautiful projects and maybe even get some inspiration for your next project. Below, our Design Team has put together a list of 11 projects to kick off Spring –– click on the pictures to see their tutorials. Enjoy!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I absolutely love the Planner Essentials Line from Elizabeth Craft Designs for documenting special occasions, travel and other bits of life. Today, I am showcasing a page that I created documenting a visit to the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. I’d like to say that I planned my “green” page for St Patrick’s Day today – but that was really just luck!
Hey there! It’s Annette Green here today with my Greenville Planner, as I continue marking the milestones as we prepare to move this Summer. March has already become a super busy month! Take a peek at my pages to see what’s been going on and the fun I had making them with several Planner Essentials dies. All products used are listed at the end of the post.
Our big milestone this month was our final garage sale and the selling of most of our furniture. (while still staying married. LOL!)
I began my left page on the back of the previous page which was the large tag shape cut from black cardstock. To give interest to the background, I trimmed the design papers just inside the shape of the page, and left the right edge blunt.
For the right page, I used the page die from the new Retro Number Trio set. The key to this page die, with the intricate scallops, is to cut heavy cardstock or layer two thinner sheets to ensure it doesn’t bend or tear.
The tag and topper are cut using the Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Topper die. I love these numbers in this topper piece.
Before adhering the topper to the tag, I used it as a stencil at the bottom by simply rubbing some brown ink across it.
From Planner Essentials 5, I die cut the two frame pieces (twice, for the front and back) from coordinating design papers and sandwiched a scrap piece of lace-punched cardstock between the two layers.
I love this element because it allows you to add two more photos to a layout easily without crowding the pages.
When I design pages, I lay out the base elements and a few accents before planning the photos. Later I measure the spaces and size my photos accordingly in PhotoShop.
Once I add photos, then I begin layering more elements and embellishment. This photo shows how we had a bare piece of wood on the wall which we didn’t want to remove in fear of damaging the drywall, so I painted and stenciled it and added a vinyl phrase. A fun little memory to look back on.
I find that making some photos small and focusing more on the journaling gives a little more interest to the page. (Especially when my husband doesn’t think it’s a flattering photo of himself.)
It’s always great to include some humor in my planner, because these funny little moments are sometimes the best thing to remember during all the work and stress of moving. Here, my husband is spelling out a message to our daughter on her bedroom wall. I texted her this photo and she had a good laugh.
Through all the work, it’s good to document the happy times too. We were holding our final garage sale on this day and were so happy to finally be done!
Part of my reason for documenting our progress is to eventually share it with our daughter who has been away at college during all these changes to our house. Our dog Suki is always nearby as we work, probably wondering what in the world is going on.
To finish off this page, I used some small alphabet stickers to fill in the date.
Now we will continue on with a bit more painting, and then list our house on the market! It’s been fun documenting the process and making a special planner just for this. Watch for more pages in the coming months as our journey continues.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my March Week 1 Planner Spread.
To create my planner spread, I’ve used a variety of the new dies from the Planner Essentials Collection as well as one of the past stamp sets from the collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planner spread at home.
Step One. You’ll need to choose a paper collection. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the collection and die cut two pages out of it using the page from the Planner Essentials 27 – Retro Number Trio. Ink the edges of both pages using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut the filmstrip die from the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages, four times out of black cardstock.
Step Three. From the Planner Essentials 21 – Note & Pieces die, you’ll need the arrow. Die cut the arrow once out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the arrow again out of a coordinating piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the arrows using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. Choose one of the banner styles from the Planner Essentials 27 – Retro Number Trio. Choose a couple of patterned papers that coordinate with your page. Die cut the medium banner out of one of the patterned paper. Die cut the small banner twice out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of all three banners using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. You’ll need the medium sized note piece and the curved stitched rectangle from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces Die. Die cut the note piece four times out of a piece of the patterned paper you’ve already used. Die cut the note piece out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the curved stitched rectangle twice out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each day of the week stamps from the Calendar stamp set and stamp each day onto one of the note pieces or rectangle. Use a black gel pen to write on them. Ink the edges of the note pieces and rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Six. Choose one of the reinforcement strips from the Reinforcement Variety Pack. Die cut the reinforcement strip twice out of kraft cardstock. You’ll need a total of twelve reinforcements. Ink the edges of the reinforcements using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Seven. From the patterned papers, choose twelve images to fussy cut out. Ink the edges of the images using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eight. We will start assembling the left hand page. Adhere six of the reinforcements over top of the holes on the page. Adhere one of the film strips 1″ from the right and 3/4″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the other film strip 1″ from the left and 1/8″ from the top of the page.
Step Nine. Adhere one of the fussy cut images 1 1/8″ from the right and 2 1/2″ from the top of the page. To the Monday piece, adhere one of the fussy cut images to the left hand side of it. Foam square the Monday to Wednesday pieces as desired on the page.
Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere three more images as desired.
Step Eleven. To finish your page, use adhesive and foam square to adhere two more fussy cut images and a small banner as desired on the page. Adhere the patterned paper arrow on the right hand side of the Tuesday note, making sure the arrow points down to Wednesday.
Step Twelve. Now we’ll assemble the right hand page. Adhere six of the reinforcements over top of the holes on the page. Adhere one of the film strips 1 1/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the page. Adhere the other film strip 7/8″ from the right and 1/4″ from the top of the page.
Step Thirteen. To the Sunday piece, adhere one of the fussy cut images to the left hand side of it. Foam square the Thursday to Sunday pieces as desired on the page.
Step Fourteen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the remaining images to the page as desired. Foam square the two banners to the top left side of the page. Adhere the kraft arrow to the bottom right side of the Sunday note, making sure the arrow faces up.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my March Week 1 Planner Spread.
Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Blending Tool with Foam
Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
Alexandre Renke: Patterned Paper/Images
Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock and Black Journaling Pen
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Have you played with the Craft Drops available at Elizabeth Craft Designs yet? I have, and they are SO fun! In my card today, I used three of the available drops in different ways.
This time, I made a pocket-page for the month February –– the month of love!!! First, I made a double page for every week. But, because the weeks are very much alike, I thought: “mmm no, I won’t do that anymore. I only scrap the highlight of the month.” And so, that’s what I did. 😊
For this page, I used P.E. (Planner Essentials) 22 to make the pocket and with the P.E. 25 to make the little heart insert. On the edge of the page, I added some white gesso with a mask and stamped with the ECD stamp-set Background 1, 3 and Pieces of Life 1. I adhered the little faceted heart from P.E. 8 on the heart insert.
And behind the insert I made a shaker with little pink hearts in it. So funny!!
The backside of the page I made with P.E. 4 and I placed a pocket (P.E. Pocket 2) on it. I decorated it with different stamps from Pieces of Life 3. On top of the pocket I placed an insert for tags P.E. 2. The tags I made with the P.E. 26 Tag & Toppers. In one of the tags I also made a shaker –– it’s so much fun, I like these little extra’s.
In the big pocket I made a big tag and I stamped with black Stazon ink over the pictures.
I had so much fun making this page! I hope you are a little bit inspired by it.