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.
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!
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!
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!
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
- 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!
We are so excited for the holiday season, and want to invite you to join us in the December Day-By-Day!
December Day-By-Day is a wonderful way to document the month of December in your ECD Planner! Create a page for every day leading up to Christmas, or for every day in December –– it’s up to you!
Your December Day-By-Day planner can be used to showcase your favorite photos, organize your shopping list, share your favorite recipes and more! #DecemberDBD is the perfect way to celebrate and reflect in the month of December.
More Important Info!
We will have a special discounted collection in both November and December for all those participating in December Day-By-Day!
ALSO, every week, starting the week of November 4, we will give away a $25/€25 gift card to someone who has posted about #DecemberDBD. Every post is an entry in the weekly drawing, so be sure to hop on social media each week to show us your progress!
We can’t wait to see everyone’s #DecemberDBD progress throughout November and December!
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! My family and I went to “Sunny” Southern California earlier this year, and it RAINED. I scrapbooked the results for my special moments planner.
Good morning Crafters, today it is Luciana here, with a new planner spread. I love using the planning system to keep memories and picture and little pieces of my everyday life.
Step 1. create a background page. Use some watercolor as base, and the stamps from the set Pure Spring and the set Patterns 2. Create a texture on the page using the die from the set Planner Patterns and some stripes of washi tapes. Add the hole reinforcers from the set Planner Essentials – 7.
Step 2. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the 3 labels from the set Retro Labels, then the sentiments “hello everyday life” from the set Retro Labels Sayings and “for the record” from the set Family. In the empty label I added the name of the baby.
Step 3. Add some embellishments.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock:
2 set of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern
2 set of Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
2 set of labels from the set Planner Essentials – 11
Thank you for stopping by.
Distress ink pad
Archival ink pad black
Nuvo Drops black
Hi, Luciana is here! Today I’m sharing with you a project using some elements from the Planner Essentials collection. This is a great collection to add personalized elements to your planner, but also the design is great for any other kind of project.
For example I used the large tag from the set Planner Essential – 7 to create a mini album. today I’m sharing the steps to customize the cover of this album.
Prepare the base of the cover. Using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 300gr, cut out:
2 layers of the larger tag from the set Planner Essential -7, and adhere them to each other;
1 piece of the hole reinforcer from the same set, then color it in a brown shade;
2 layers of the grid from the set Garden Patch -1 3/8-inch & Mini Daffodils, and then adhere them to each other;
1 piece of paper 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches, and the watercolor it with a blue color.
Cut also a piece of acetate in the following sizes: 3 1/3 x 4 3/4 inches.
(tip: you can use a distress ink pad to add a shadow and deepness to each element)
Assemble the pieces with the following sequence: the large tag, the blue piece of paper, the acetate, the grid.
Prepare a Rose using the dies Garden Rose – English Rose.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr:
2 sets of the elements with the 3 petals;
3 sets of the other petals.
Add a blue shade along all the edges.
Add a texture to each elements of the flower using the loop tool and the molding pad.
Overlap the four elements with the 3 petals.
Put the 3 smaller petals inside the flower concentrically, from the largest to the smallest. Then the 3 larger petals outside the flower, in the same way, from the smallest to the largest.
Prepare all the other decorative elements for the windows.
Die cut some floral elements to decorate the window:
the flowers and leaves from the set Garden Notes – Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis);
the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Dogwood 2;
the sprig from the set Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern;
the leaves from the set Garden Notes – Feverfew 1.
Assemble the pieces like the pictures below.
I added a texture paste on the window and some metal elements, such us a lamp, an angular bracket, a brown wired spiral, to make the scene more realistic.
I hope you got inspired,
distress ink pad (old paper)
The Planner Essential line is perfect as a monthly agenda, mini scrapbook, junk journal, and more –– but, did you ever think to use the line in another creative ways?
For this mini journal, Esther used the large ticket die from the Planner Essentials 11 die set (1655) for the pages. Then, she binded it! You could, of course, choose any method of book-binding you’d like.
We love it when people think outside the box when using our products! Isn’t this mini journal cool? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
It’s Karen here today. Christmas is, for me, the most wonderful time of the year. I finally got around to creating pages for my special moments book with some pictures from Christmas 2018. I used some of the NEW Planner Line dies and stamps.