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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

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Els van de Burgt Studio

It’s Always Calendar Time, Continued…

January 3, 2016

Hello, everyone. It’s Judi Kauffman, back as today’s guest designer with a continuation of the Elizabeth Craft Designs December 2015 Designers’ Challenge. The theme was calendars and I couldn’t stop at just one. I kept going and designed three more! (I’ll include a photo of my Challenge calendar and a link to the instructions for it at the end of this post, right before the supply list.)

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I decided to use up the random-width 6” long scraps of Els van de Burgt Studio ‘Through the Lens’ Metal, Wood, and Stone Series papers that were left after a flurry of card making.

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As you can see from the three project photos shown above, the calendars are super simple. And they were fast and easy to make and customize.

In addition to the paper strips, I incorporated some new Els van de Burgt Studio dies – Stitched Rectangles and Corners 1, plus some previously-released favorites of mine – Hardware 1 – Hinges, Numbers & More 2, and some bits from Tags & More.

I made my own calendar pads with a simple graphics program, but they are available pre-made in a variety of sizes.

Because no two people will have the same scraps, your calendars will be unique and different from mine. Even if you cut identical strips, changing the progression of the pieces will yield an endless number of options, a new ‘look’ each and every single time!

My favorite is the one with the faux clipboard topper at the top of the rectangle with the calendar pad. I love the way the strips at the bottom look have the pattern oriented so that the wood pieces are vertical, anchoring the calendar, while all of the other strips are oriented so that the patterns have a distinct horizontal feel to them. This is intentional, not accidental, and the result of lots of arranging and rearranging the paper scraps.

Which is your favorite? Why? Please do some ‘show and tell’ – Post YOUR calendar on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Family page so we can see what you’ve made!

Instructions:

  1. Arrange a series of random-width 6” long strips of ‘Through the Lens’ papers. Rearrange till you like the progression and the way the colors and designs work together. For the projects shown, strips vary from 1” to 3” x 6”. Use smaller pieces to create 6” long strips if needed.
  1. Leaving a scant 1/8” border at the top and right, adhere the strips to a piece of 12” x 12” light tan (or other neutral) solid color cardstock so the strips touch, but do not overlap. As soon as the calendar is the desired length, cut off the extra cardstock at the left side and across the bottom edge, leaving the same scant 1/8” border. The shortest calendar measures 10” from top to bottom; the longest one measures 11.75”. (If you know you are making a calendar that is shorter than 11.75”, use a standard sheet of 8.5” x 11” cardstock instead of 12” x 12”.)

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  1. Back Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. For each calendar, die cut a 3” x 4.25” Stitched Rectangle and two Hardware 1 – Hinges. Cut each of the Hinges in half along the score line. Be careful not to lose the six little circles that are part of the hinge die! You’ll need them in step 5. Lightly sand the rectangles and hinges, but NOT the little circles.

Reminder: A Metal Adaptor Plate is required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. Review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video HERE if you are new to this technique.

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  1. Optional: Also die cut a Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz decorative reinforcement for the hanging hole and a clipboard topper (using any reinforcement from the Tags & More die series) or two decorative Corners 1 pieces. Lightly sand these pieces. Use the matching circle die or a .25” circle punch to cut a hole, centered, at the top of the calendar. Die cut the numbers ‘2016’ from Velvet Adhesive Sheet.

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  1. To complete the calendar, add the Stitched Rectangle, calendar pad, and any of these embellishments: Decorative reinforcement for the hanging hole, clipboard topper piece, Velvet numbers, Corners 1 pieces, sanded hinge pieces and the tiny un-sanded circles that fit into the hinge pieces (resembling nail heads). Refer to project photos for placement.
  1. More ideas:

*Instead of Hardware 1 – Hinges, use four Corners 1 pieces.

*Instead of mixing papers from all three packs, use only papers from one or two.

*Instead of random-width strips, use strips that are all the same size.

*Instead of strips measuring an inch or more, use narrower ones and leave 1/8” of the solid color cardstock visible between them.

*Instead of strips, use 1”, 2”, or 3” squares and create a mosaic background instead of stripes.

*Use black, brown or navy ink to distress the edges of all of the paper pieces before arranging them.

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The photo above shows my December 2015 Designers’ Challenge calendar project. Here are the instructions.

Supplies for ‘It’s Always Calendar Time, Continued…’:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Els van de Burgt Studio

Through the Lens 6×6 Wood, Metal, and Stone Series paper packs of choice

Stitched Rectangles (1120)

Hardware 1 – Hinges (962)

Corners 1 (1124)

Numbers & More 2 (1076)

Optional: Tags & More (for circle, circle reinforcements, clipboard topper dies)

Shimmer Sheetz in Fire Opal Gemstone (SS 0218) or color of choice

Metal Adaptor Plate (803) required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Velvet Adhesive Sheets in Black (406)

Other –

Calendar pad, 2.25” high x 2.5” wide

Cardstock, 12” x 12” in Light Tan

Paper trimmer

Die cutting machine

Sanding block

Calendar Flip Album

May 28, 2015
Hello, it’s Angela and I am sharing a project that was inspired by the flip album frame. My friend Nicole and I decided to create a calendar using the ECD tag dies and embellish the tags with ECD products. We had so much fun using the Alphabet, Shimmer Sheetz, various peel-offs and so many awesome dies! This project is a great way to be creative and make something you will use every day at home or work!
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The frame is 9” tall and is perfect for your desk or tabletop. There are six tag pages with January through June on one side and when you flip the pages over, the backsides contain July through December.
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 The Tag Pages:
*Remember the tags are upside down, the decorative edge hangs at the bottom.
*Using Tags & More 1, 2 and 3 – cut out four of each style from desired paper (remember that the back of January is July so the tags must be the same style).
*All tags were cut to 5” long, each of the first six months were glued to the second six month of the year.
*Holes were punched at the top and eyelets were set.
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Decorating the Tags:
*Place to mini calendar pages on each tag and decorate as desired.
*Here are photos for all twelve months:
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I hope you have enjoyed the calendar project! This would make a wonderful gift and the calendar pages could be changed out each year. You could also make twelve pages instead of six and place photos on the back of the tags. The sky’s the limit on the many possibilities that you could create with the tag dies and the flip photo album frame.
Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other:
Time to Flourish 8 x 8 paper pad
Time to Flourish chipboard
Photo Flip Album Frame
cardstock assorted colors
brads assorted colors
silver eyelets
assorted ribbon scraps
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