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Sending A Little Luck To A Friend

February 20, 2019

Hi crafters! Judi here with a simple tutorial for you today.

This card will soon be on its way to a friend who is midway through four rounds of chemotherapy, but it would also be perfect for someone starting a new job, about to enter college, or buying a new house.

Experienced cardmakers – look at the photo and proceed! Beginners, please follow the instructions below.

1. Die cut ‘Good Luck’ from dark green Velvet Adhesive sheet.

2. Die cut the Planner Essentials 5 frame from Shimmer Sheetz in color of choice, backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to cutting. (Reminder: A metal adaptor plate is REQUIRED for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s video tutorial here if you are new to this technique.

3. Emboss outer frame and inner panel with two different embossing folders in coordinating patterns. I used two folders with leaves, but you can use any of your choice!

4. Arrange the elements on the front of an A2 top-fold patterned paper card as shown. Remove the release sheet from the back of the Shimmer Sheetz and Velvet Adhesive to adhere. Add quarter-inch brads to the holes at the top left and right.

5. Use spray adhesive to secure the dried 4-leaf clover. Alternatively, sew down the stem with fine metallic braid or embroidery thread to hold the clover in place. (If you don’t have a real clover, trace around a 3-leaf clover, add the fourth leaf, and hand-cut your own from the Velvet Adhesive sheet.)

TIP: Because a real clover is quite fragile, mail the card inside out to protect it.

OPTION: Instead of securing the embellished frame panel to a card front, back it with cardstock and turn it into a hanging sign! Knot cord or twine through the holes at the top corners.

I hope my project inspired you to send a little luck to someone special!

Judi Kauffman

Supplies:

Other:

Adhesive Velvet in dark green

2 embossing folders of choice

Sanding block

Patterned cardstock

2 quarter-inch brads

4-leaf clover

Spray adhesive OR needle and thread (to secure clover)

ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Easy DIY Distress Color Chart

February 13, 2019

Hello everybody! It’s Sara here today and I have a new project for you. Today I’m using the wonderful new stamps from the Planner Essentials line, as well as dies and stamps from ModaScrap, to add a splash of color to your projects!

When I saw the color chart stamp set, I immediately thought that I had to give it a try and make my own Distress color chart.

Here are the steps to make it:

  • Die cut out of some White soft finish cardstock the same number of your ink pads ( I choose Distress Oxide and have 21 of them). I die cut 21 squares of white cardstock with Dashing Squares die from ModaScrap.
  • It would be helpful to have a stamping platform for this project, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry! Place the first square in the platform and stamp the sentiment with an ink of your color chart (optional: if you want you can emboss it with clear embossing powder).
  • Now to the inside: place every square and stamp with Versafine the base of your chart. With the stamping platform it would be easier to stamp multiple times, but you can do the same with acrylic block. Write on the lines the name of your inks and the brand.
  • Choose a stamp (mine is part of a floral wreath from Wedding stamp set from ModaScrap) and stamp it to the correct square.
  • Punch a hole and put them together with a metal ring, embellish it with ribbons and bells.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara

Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

February Planner Page

February 6, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my February Planner Page. For the start of each month, I love creating a planner title page that either reflects an occasion that happens in that month or a season. To create my February Planner Page, I’ve used dies from the Planner Essentials collection and Els van de Burgt Studio. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. On a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, use a blending tool with foam to blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Candied Apple Distress Ink on the cardstock. Die cut the small Entwined Hearts die twice out of the Worn Lipstick side of the cardstock. Die cut the small Entwined Hearts die twice out of the Candied Apple side of the cardstock. Ink the edges of all the hearts using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 2. From the Blackboard Alphabet die, die cut the F, E, B and dot out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the letters and dot. Ink the edges of the letters and dot using a Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the ModaScrap – Simply Love Paper Pack. Die cut the large Entwined Heart out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the medium Entwined Heart out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of the hearts using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 4. Die cut the 3 1/4″ Stitched Heart out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the heart using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. From one of the patterned papers you already used, die cut the 1 1/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner out of the paper. Place the notched side of the stitched fishtail banner on the other side of the patterned paper to create a notch on the other size. The banner will end up measuring 4 3/4″ long. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 6. Choose another piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap – Simply Love Paper Pack. Die cut the planner page from the Planner Essentials – 1 die out of the patterned paper. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the February Calendar stamp and stamp onto the tab of the page. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the bubble stamp from the Patterns 2 Stamp Set and stamp onto the page. Reapply ink to the bubble stamp and stamp again on the page. You’ll need to repeat this step three more times onto the page.

Step 7. With a piece of foam square, adhere the banner to the middle of the page. Then, adhere the stitched heart to the middle of the banner.

Step 8. Adhere the large entwined heart over top of the stitched heart. Adhere the medium entwined heart to the middle of the stitched heart.

Step 9. Adhere the ‘FEB.’ to the middle of the stitched heart. Adhere the small hearts randomly around the hearts on the planner page. To finish off the page, add white lines to the bubbles where the other lines are.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my February Planner Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple and Ground Espresso
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • White Gel Pen
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U.S. Planner Design Team Call!

February 5, 2019

The Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team plays an integral role in our mission to inspire crafters. Design Team Members are dedicated to providing fresh designs, thoughtful tutorials and creative support to the crafting community.

Our design team is made up of crafty cardmakers, scrappy scrapbookers, planner-addicts, paper gardeners, home-decor junkies and more who challenge themselves creatively everyday –– does this sound like you?

We’re now accepting applications for our United States Planner Design Team!

We’re always looking to add to our super-glued design team, but this Design Team call is for Planners/Bullet Journalers in the United States!

There are so many different ways to utilize your planner and we want YOU to show our community how you use yours, sharing tips and inspiration along the way.

Not a planner yet, but interested? That’s okay –– there may be an opportunity for you to show what you can do!

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A DESIGNER

As an Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Member, you’ll receive a wide variety of benefits:

  • Receive any Elizabeth Craft Designs products needed to create your content
  • Earn income through pay-per-sales affiliate programs (ShareASale & LinkDeli)
  • Expand your own following & reach:
    • Your name, bio and blog/social media links on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website
    • Your Elizabeth Craft Designs blog posts (over 11k unique readers/month)
    • Worldwide social media exposure
  • Your projects will be displayed at craft trades and retail shows all over the world
  • Join a snippin’ fabulous creative community

REQUIREMENTS

Those who are interested in applying must meet the following requirements:

  • Enthusiastic bloggers who love to work with our products
  • Willing to commit to creating 4 projects/month
    • Projects shared on company blog must be created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products
  • Creative, professional and punctual
  • Passionate about sharing their creative passion on social media
  • Have good photography skills
  • Must be able to write clear, concise step-by-step tutorials
  • Willing to join monthly group posts, which take place on the blog

If you’re interested, please email allison@ecraftdesigns.com with the following:

  • A short bio
  • Link to your blog and/or any social media accounts

Good luck!

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This Week Planner Spread

January 31, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you this week’s planner spread for my planner. Creating planner spreads has never been easier using the Planner Essentials Collection. By using a variety of the dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection, as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap, it allowed me to customize my planner and create my this planner spread. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. From the Planner Essentials – 2 die, die cut four small tags out of kraft cardstock. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the day of the week stamp from the Calendar stamp set and stamp Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday on each of the tags. Ink the edges of the tags using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Write in a date and details about each day using a black pen.

Step 2. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the rectangle box stamp from the Schedule stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step a second time and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut out the two rectangle boxes. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the day of the week stamp from the Calendar stamp set and stamp Tuesday, Friday and Saturday on each of the boxes. Ink the edges of the rectangle boxes using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Write in a date and details about each day using a black pen.

Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the geometric pattern twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the two pieces in half, giving you four pattern pieces.

Step 4. From the Planner Essentials – 3 die, die cut the large banner out of kraft cardstock. From the same die set, die cut the “This Week” banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of each banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 5. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the flower stamp from the Patterns 1 stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step again and stamp on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply the Potting Soil Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Repeat the previous step again and stamp onto the same piece of kraft cardstock. On the white soft cardstock, sprinkle Spring Green Magenta Nuance powder overtop of the flowers. On the kraft cardstock, sprinkle Aquamarine Magenta Nuance Powder overtop of the flowers. Spritz both pieces of paper with water. Dry with a heat tool. Fussy cut the four flower bunches out.

Step 6. Choose a piece of patterned paper from ModaScrap’s Wood Effect Paper Pack. From the Planner Essentials – 2 die, die cut the planner page out of the patterned paper piece. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the January date and stamp onto the tab. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stitched stamp and stamp at the bottom right and top left of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 7. Using the same patterned paper piece from step 6, die cut the planner page from the Planner Essentials – 3 die out of the patterned paper piece. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the February date and stamp onto the tab. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the stitched stamp and stamp at the bottom left and top right of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 8. Adhere two of the geometric pattern pieces to the January page. Adhere a white flower bunch to the right of the January tab. Adhere the “This Week” banner to the kraft cardstock banner. Foam square the banners to the top right side of the page. Adhere Monday, Tuesday and Thursday tags and box to the page as desired. Note: I sometimes mix up my days of the week on my pages.

Step 9. Adhere two of the geometric pattern pieces to the February page. Adhere a white flower bunch to the right of the third hole from the top of the page. Adhere one of the kraft flower bunches to left of the February tab and adhere the other kraft flower bunch the right of the two bottom holes of the page. Adhere Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday tags and box to the page as desired. Note: I sometimes mix up my days of the week on my pages.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my This Week Planner Spread.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Potting Soil Archival Ink
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Magenta Nuance: Spring Green and Aquamarine
  • Kraft Cardstock
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Welcome 2019

January 22, 2019

Hi everyone,

Sandy Diller here! I hope your new year is going well. It is always refreshing to think that we have a chance to start over and that’s what it’s all about with my project today. I have started collecting my Planner Essentials and decided to try something a little different using them. I made a 2019 calendar using the Planner Essentials as my starting point and went from there with products from my Elizabeth Craft Designs stash. I hope you enjoy what I’ve done.

Instead of using the planner itself I began by making my covers using a lightweight chipboard and then covering it with some awesome paper from ModaScrap. I adhered the paper using Clear Double sided adhesive. Using one of the planner pages dies as a template – I made the holes at the top to correspond with all the pages inside. The entire thing is held together by 6 rings.

Because chipboard was used for the covers – it stands up by itself and can be flipped from month to month.

I have linked all the products at the end so you can take a closer look.

This project was so much fun to make and I loved giving it away because I know the recipient will be enjoying it all year long.

HAPPY 2019,

Sandy

Links

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Planner Essentials Technique Friday

Technique Friday – DIY Planner Pages 2

January 18, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els plays with her Distress Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, and watercolors to help us create colorful pages for planners!

This technique is so much fun to do, and results in GORGEOUS planner pages! Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project! Happy Technique Friday!

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Print The Right Size Pictures For Your Planner

January 14, 2019

Have you found it difficult to print the right size of photos for the photo frames from the Planner Essentials 4 set?

Design Team member, Esther Glas, recently shared a fantastic tip on her blog for all of our planner-makers: the “Pic Collage” app –– found on the App Store –– allows you to create the right size pictures to sit within the Planner Essentials 4 Photoframes!

There may be other apps that can do this for you as well, but Esther found this and couldn’t wait to share the tip!


Using the Pic Collage app, here’s how to create the picture size:

  1. Open the Pic Collage App en select the option: ‘Grids”, you can now select 6 images from your photo files/folders. Click the V in the top right corner.

2. The App will now load your pictures. After this Select Size> 2:3 and the Grid with the 6 equal squares so it will look like the image you see here.

3. Now move the small round button completely to the right and you will see the whitespace between the images will be larger. This will be the right size for the Planner Essentials.

4. At this point, you’re still able to make some changes and move the pictures a bit if needed. When this is completed, just save the picture you just created on your camera roll and it’s ready for printing on 4″x 6″ paper with your Selphy printer!


We hope this tip was helpful for you as you start your 2019 planner! See the full Planner Essentials collection here, and don’t forget to share your projects on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page.

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials

New Year, New Planner Ideas!

January 7, 2019

This is the perfect time to create some new pages in your planner and today, we’ve put together some planner inspiration from our Design Team!


Femke Kokke shared this fun mixed-media layout she made this last week for the new year. Adding inspirational quotes to your planner is a great way to start out the year, and the addition of her fold-over page is perfect for any style of planner!

Suzanne Cannon shows how versatile your planner can be by utilizing dies and stamps from her own collection! These beautiful pages can be used as title pages, separators, or your main layouts!

Katelyn Grosart: With it being the start of January it’s time for me to start planning the month. I’m loving the new Planner Essentials line, as its perfect for me to customize my planner pages. For planner project, I’ve created a weekly planner spread that will keep me on track of what I need to complete and allows me to add in things where needed. 

Now that the holidays are over, Charlene Van Der Vorst shows us how it’s the perfect time to take some of your favorite moments and start making your holiday planner pages!

Karen Ostergard: I is am using my planner to help keep me on track to send out cards. This lay-out is for Valentine’s Day. The tags will be to keep track of the cards I’ve sent and to whom! 

Wanda Hentges: I chose the words “be brave” and then created a chain that is broke at the bottom.  It can be hard to break away from bad habits or other things in our lives that are not good.  It takes courage and perseverance.  We need to be brave everyday and since it’s always today – Be Brave Today!!! 

Our very own, Els van de Burgt has one planner just for her pens! The Color Chart stamp set is perfect for organizing your pens, inks, etc. into a color-reference book!


Do you have any other planner ideas that you’d like to share with us? Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page and show us your projects!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


A Way With Words ModaScrap Planner Essentials

Planning for a Baby!

January 5, 2019

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today. No, I’m not the one planning for a baby, but I know people who are!  And the great thing about these planner pages is they can become part of an ongoing baby journal!

The new Elizabeth Craft Designs Planners are a great way to expand the use of dies you already have in your stash and allow you to create something completely new.

I love the blues and browns of the Moda Scrap My Little Boy papers and used it for a base for creating this baby shower planner spread. Here is how you can make your planner spread, too!

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