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Birthday Planner Page Using The Planner Pocket 4

January 28, 2020

Hi planner fans, Marjolijn here. This is my first post for the Elizabeth Craft Design blog!

First I want to say that I’m so proud to be a member of the design team!!! It even gives me more fun to play with the beautiful dies and stamps for the planner.

Today, I’ve decided to make a special page in my planner for a very special occasion: my daughters birthday! I took a lot of pictures that I wanted to use in my planner to remember her 17th birthday.

Here is everything I created for my pocket page!

Look at this, a whole day in one page with cute tags, labels and a large double tag where I placed all the pictures and journaling. And look at that gorgeous birthday cake, my oldest daughter made it as a special surprise for her sisters birthday!

For this page I used the new die sets from the Planner Essentials 22. On the back, I glued the page from Planner Essentials 4.

The page folds together just like the pockets in the collection, folding and adhering the flaps onto your base page, making it look like an envelope. I used the reinforcements from Planner Essentials 7 to secure the other side of the page.

I made two pages from craft paper (size 3 3/8” x 8”) and bound them together with the die from set 22 (see picture below) –– now it’s a double tag!

So now, I have a lot of space for pictures and journaling!

I finished it off by decorating it with stamps and dies. For that I used Planner Essentials 27, the retro numbers trio. Oh, how I love that –– 3 sizes in one set!!

I also used the Planner Essentials Planner Patterns and Planner Months die sets. The stamps are from Pieces of Life 1 (CS160).

As an additional insert, I made a tag with a see trough pocket made from vellum. And a little tag inside it. All made with the Planner Essentials set 26 and stamps from the set CS134.

I love the little banners They are so decorative and fun for birthdays and party’s. Even if they are too big, I role them up and put them in the pocket. Always fun to find them, and you immediately know it’s a special occasion when you do.

I made the banner with the Planner Essentials 26 Retro Numbers Trio set. There are 3 different flags in it in 3 sizes so you can make a lot of different banners for in your planner or other projects! Sometimes I make them and send them with a birthday card! Success assured!

I hope you all get inspired a little bit with this page. It’s so much fun playing with this new dies!!!

See you next time,

Marjolijn

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Greenville Planner Dashboard And Intro Pages

January 26, 2020

Hello! Annette Green here with my first Planner Essentials blog post!

2020 will be a year of big changes for my husband and I, since we’ll be moving to Downtown Greenville, South Carolina by the Summer. In our efforts to stay organized with all the tasks we’ll be faced with and to document the progress, I thought I’d create a separate planner just for this purpose. This will be a great place for photos, but also for lists, goals, accomplishments and all the details therein.

My dashboard features a hidden list of our favorite things about Greenville, tucked behind a large tag with our photo.

It’s interesting to see our photo through the vellum window. This protects the photo nicely on the front page, while also encouraging viewers to pull the tab to see more.

The intro pages start the story and show a few photos from our recent visit to Greenville.

Here are a few tips for using the Planner Essentials dies, stamps and other ECD products to make the job easier. When die-cutting letters and more intricate pieces, I use Clear Double-Sided Adhesive sheets on the back of my cardstock and paper.

Washi tape is great for holding small dies in place, especially when using a magnetic platform. I’ve used the Planner Essentials 23 Alphabet Trio set.

After cutting a tan cardstock page using the Planner Essentials 4 die, cut parchment paper 3 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ (9.525 cm x 16.51 cm) which is slightly larger than the window opening to come. Adhere title letters and make a list.

Die-cut a pattern paper pocket from Planner Essentials 22 Planner Pocket 4 – Top Loading then die-cut the opening with the stitched window die. (You’ll need to do a bit of planning for position so you can view your list through the window.) For the hole-reinforcers, die-cut two from coordinating cardstock and adhere.

Adhere either clear acrylic or vellum (like mine) onto the back of the pocket page.

Adhere the pocket page to the tan base page.

Die-cut more words and numbers. I’ve cut mine from green and black cardstock and layered them to create a drop shadow effect. Adhere small reinforcers on the page holes. I’ve used Planner Essentials 27 Retro Numbers Trio and the Reinforcement Variety Pack.

To create a tag for the pocket, die-cut black cardstock using the topper die as shown. My tag measures 3 7/8″ x 8 5/8″ (9.8425 cm x 21.9075 cm) after die-cutting.

Die-cut the fold-over piece from green cardstock and stamp “Pull•Pull•Pull” around the hole using Pieces of Life 1 – Numbers & More stamp set.

Cover the tag with pattern paper, then adhere the fold-over tab piece to the top.

Slide the tag into the pocket to check the fit and make any necessary adjustments.

Adhere a photo with a green cardstock mat to the tag, again planing the positioning so it shows through the vellum window. I’ve stamped This is Us from the Circle Labels stamp set.

Insert the tag into the pocket page.

Onto the back of the dashboard page, adhere pattern paper and add hole reinforcements. Die-cut a notepad twice (tan and black) using Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces. I’ve added Greenville again with two colors, and stamped a circle for the upper right corner.

I’ve adhered a chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s Life’s A Journey collection and added black reinforcement circles around the holes.

Die-cut another base page and stamp the background. I’ve used Background Stamps 2 with tan ink. Die cut the photo frame pieces using Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages. I’ve cut the background portion from coordinating pattern paper and the front piece from black cardstock. Adhere this unit to the base page, add photos and captions.

Insert pages into your planner. I’ve used the Espresso Planner Cover which will go nicely with my Greenville documentation.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial! See you next time.

Annette

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Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages | Technique Friday with Els

January 24, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, planners!

This week, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame Pages. This is the perfect die set to showcase your favorite pictures in your planner!

Watch the tutorial, view/download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

My Gratitude Journal

January 20, 2020

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.

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Planner Essentials 2020 January Release | Technique Friday

January 17, 2020

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!
Happy Crafting!

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

9 New Planner Ideas For The New Year!

January 15, 2020

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!

Martine Rijnbeek

Katelyn Grosart

Click Katelyn’s name to see how she created her January dashboard.

Marjolijn Van Elsberg

Click Marjolijn’s name to see how she put together the booklet above!

EK Gorman

Karen Ostergard

Annette Green

See how Annette created this beautiful card using the Planner Essentials line.

Esther Glas


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!

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

December Day By Day Wrap-up!

December 31, 2019

If you’ve been participating in (or following) the #DecemberDBD Challenge, chances are you’ve seen some pretty cool pages from crafters! We were overjoyed seeing everyone participate –– you are all SO talented!

Today, December 31, is the last day of the #DecemberDBD Challenge which means, if you’re participating, you don’t want to forget to complete your last page!

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

Below, we’re showing a page a day (1–31) from different crafters who join the #DecemberDBD Challenge. Take a look below and enjoy!

Esther Glas

Marjolijn Van Elsberg van Gijsel‎

Miranda Hulsebosch

Martine Rijnbeek

Tracey Bantoft‎

Katelyn Grosart

Joke Geerligs‎

Anja Heuvelsland-Pessel‎

Rosemary Morgan Peloquin Corda‎

Katelyn Grosart

Coby van Willigenburg‎

Candy Spiegel‎

Anita van der Wiel

Judith Stuart

Miriam Jansen

Karen Ostergard

Esther Glas

Coby van Willigenburg

Charlene van der Vorst

Karen Ostergard

Marga Dounen

Esther Glas

Anne Swinkels

Jacqueline Bakker

Anne Swinkels‎

Angelique Van Polanen Borst

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did! We love seeing all of the different styles of crafters!

From your family here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Happy New Year and Happy Planning!

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Final 2019 #DecemberDBD

December 30, 2019

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Did you all play along with #DecemberDBD in the ECD Planner Group on Facebook? It was so much fun and so inspirational. I am doing pages for each day in December and today, I’m showing you the final ones! (I did the Dec 31 page earlier this month!)

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Technique Friday | Planner Essentials Recipe Book

December 13, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today Els is showing us how to create a personalized recipe book, using dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection! 🍴📒

This is a great way to document those holiday family recipes!

Watch the video, view/download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday –– Assembling Planner Essentials Home

December 6, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the Home die set page from the Planner Essentials collection!

Watch the video, view/download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

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