Today, we’re sharing some planner inspiration from our incredible Design Team. With the new Planner Essentials release out, there are even more ways to customize your planner!
Take a look at the beautiful projects below –– maybe you’ll find some ideas to recreate in your own planner!
Do you want to make some quick divider pages for your journal?
You might like this quick tip from Designer, Esther Glas:
Laminate your leftover design paper, old book pages, etc. and use them as monthly dividers in you Essentials Planner/Journal.
We are in love with the new Planner Essentials release. See what Els loves about the new release in the video below!
It’s Sara here today. I have a new project for you to celebrate Spring. These tags are made from a recycled paper and die cut with Planner Essential 2 –– they are perfect for all of your Spring giving!
These are the steps to make them:
- Distress the tags a little bit (as you like it –– this is not necessary)
- Stamp the flowers from Color My Flowers stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercolor them (I’ve used a no-line technique but you can do as you prefer)
- Once you have all colored, die cut them all and add a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center
- Stamp your sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set
- Die cut the leaves from a piece of vellum using the Leafy Branch 3 die
- Add all your pieces with glue and mounting tape to create dimension and interest
- Finish your tags with a piece of rope or ribbon
Hope you like it!
Happy Technique Friday, crafters!
This week, Els is showing us how to create this Sparkly Rose Tag with the products from our new planner release!
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!
Happy Spring! Even though it may not look or feel like Spring just yet in some parts… *ahem* Colorado… today, does in fact, mark the end of winter.
With the help of our amazingly creative design team, we’ve put together 14 projects with a little flower power that are sure to help you welcome Spring with open arms!
We’d love to see your projects! Use the hashtag #ECraftDesigns to show off your flower power projects.
We hope you found some inspiration among these projects! We can’t wait to see your Spring projects!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my March Calendar and Important Dates Tag.
Have you seen the new release from Esther Glass for the Planner Essentials Line? Well, both pages feature some of the new products that are now available from the new release! On top of using the new Planner Essentials release from Esther Glass, I’ve used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
To start, I will share with you how to recreate my March Calendar Page.
Step 1. Die cut the Planner Page from the Planner Essentials 3 set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Jade Magenta Nuance Powder over 1/4 of the way from the top of the page. Spritz with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Monthly stamp from the Bullet Journaling 3 stamp set and stamp onto the tab of the page. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the ‘XXX’ stamp and stamp in the bottom left and top right corner of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 3. From the Blackboard Alphabet Die, die cut the word March out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 4. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the page. Adhere the March word to where the magenta nuance is. Place the Sun. to Sat. stamps, from the Schedule stamp set, onto a stamp block. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week and stamp underneath the March word.
Step 5. To finish the page, add the corresponding numbers underneath the days on the calendar as well as add black markings around the March word.
With your March Calendar Page done, I will share with you how to recreate my Important Dates Tag.
Step 1. Start by die cutting the tag from the Planner Essentials 7 die out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letter stamp, from the Patterns 2 stamp set, stamp off onto a piece of scrap paper and then stamp onto to your tag randomly. Repeat the previous step six more times to your tag. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the square pattern twice out of black cardstock. Cut the two pieces up into four pieces.
Step 4. From the Stitched Fishtail Banners, die cut the 3/8″ banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the notched side of the die, 2 7/8″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Die cut the 3/4″ banner out of a scrap piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Paper Pack. Place the notched side of the die, 3 1/2″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Important stamp, from the Bullet Journaling 2 stamp set and stamp onto the white banner. Ink the edges of the important and patterned paper banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 5. From the Retro Labels stamp set, you’ll need nine of the labels. Next, you’ll need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to four of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the labels. Write on each label as desired. Ink the edges of all the labels using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 6. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the tag page.
Step 7. Adhere the square patterned pieces as desired on the tag.
Step 8. Adhere the Important banner to the patterned paper banner. Foam square the patterned paper banner to the top portion of the tag.
Step 9. To finish the tag, adhere the labels as desired.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my March Calendar Page and Important Dates Tag.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1551106829638
- Magenta Nuance: Jade
- Distress Ink: Black Soot
- Distress Oxide Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac
- Blending Tool with Foam
- Jet Black Archival Ink
- Black Pen
- Kraft Cardstock
It’s Sara here today and I would like to show you how I use the Krista circle background and birds and branches background stamps in my ECD planner!
This page is as simple as you can see: first step is to create you background with Distress Ink and water.
Then you move on to the flowers, stamping all your elements on a piece of watercolor paper with dark brown ink.
Watercolor all the images and fussy cut them all with the fine point scissors, place all your pieces on the page and trace a line with a pencil where you shold make your stitched lines to create the stems.
Sew with a sewing machine or embroidery and add the flowers and the leaves with glue or mounting tape to create that dimention you see in the pictures.
Hope you like it!
Hello crafters! Luciana here today with a planner project for you –– it’s all about dividers!
I love memory keeping, and I love choosing something each month to put as a highlight on my monthly divider. Today I will show you how I made my March one.
Step 1. Prepare the divider background.
Use the divider die from the set Planner Essential 2 and the holes reinforces from the Planner Essential 1 with a White Soft Cardstock. Use a spray ink to create a watercolored background and the distress ink pad Walnut Stein to distress the edge. Add more a more interesting design with the letters stamp from the set Patterns 2, and some blue watercolor spots.
Use the die with the letters from the set Planner Patterns with White Cardstock. Color it with the Antique Linen ink pad. Add some strips of washi tape, as showed below.
Step 2. Prepare the first Tag.
Die cuts from the set Planner Essential 2:
- 1 large tag with a White Soft Cardstock and color it like the divider
- 1 arrow with a White Soft Cardstock
- 1 word “details” and the “noted” circle with the black cardstock
Die cuts from the set Planner Essential 1:
- 1 hole reinforces with a pink glitter sheet
- 1 small squared frame
Take a photo of the month that you like to save, and then assemble all the pieces as showed below.
Step 3. Prepare the other Tags.
Die cuts from the set Planner Essential 2:
- 1 large tag with a White Soft Cardstock and color it like with the Walnut Stein distress ink
- 1 small tag with a white Soft Cardstock
Decorate the large tag with the stamps from the sets Reminders and Months.
Prepare some ephemera on random pieces of papers, using the stamps:
- the “date” ticket from the set Month
- the “tag” from the set Schedule, the squared pattern from the set Patterns 1
- the word “Mar” from the set Schedule
- the “word of day” from the set Calendar
- the word “urgent” from the set Schedule
You can use also some cropped pictures, postage stamps and safety pins.
Assemble the pieces as showed below.
Step 4. Complete the dividers.
Use the metal safety pin to keep together the 3 tags on the divider.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
It’s Karen here today, posting a couple planner pages I made recently.
I am using one of my planners to hold important dates –– like the birthday of my beautiful and brilliant mom. I make so many cards, but I’m terrible at sending them out, so I’m hoping that having a pretty reminder on my desk will help!
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!
Adhesive Velvet in dark green
2 embossing folders of choice
2 quarter-inch brads
Spray adhesive OR needle and thread (to secure clover)