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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!

Planner Essentials

December Day-By-Day Page Ideas!

November 28, 2019

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
  • Children/Grandchildren
  • 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!

Happy Planning!

Esther Glas

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

December Day-by-Day

November 18, 2019

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Are you participating in the ECD Planner Facebook Group December Day-by-Day? I am! It’s fun and inspiring! I’m preparing as many base pages in advance. As I go through December, I’ll add pictures (and probably some fun embellishments). Today’s post shows several days. (I’ll also add the December date later since I don’t know what order they’ll be in!)

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Technique Friday | December Day-By-Day

October 25, 2019

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!

Happy Crafting!

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Creating A Double Pocket In Your Planner

October 13, 2019

A very happy Sunday to you, crafters!

Esther Glas, designer for the Elizabeth Craft Design Planner Essentials collection, shows us how to create a double pocket for your planner. Watch the video below!

Don’t forget to join the ECD Planner Group for more planner inspiration, and to share your projects!

Happy Crafting!

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Everyday Life Planner

October 2, 2019

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.
Happy planning!
Luciana

Other:
Watercolors
Distress ink pad
Archival ink pad black
Washi tape
photo corners
Nuvo Drops black

Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

French Window Mini Album

September 30, 2019

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.

Step 1.

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)

Step 2.

Assemble the pieces with the following sequence: the large tag, the blue piece of paper, the acetate, the grid.

Step 3.

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.

Step 4.

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.

Step 5.

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,
Luciana Telesca

Other
foam tape
distress ink pad (old paper)
metal embellishments
artificial straw
brown wire
texture paste

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Step-By-Step: My September Week #3 Planner Spread

September 24, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my September Week #3 planner spread for my planner.

To create this spread, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials collection and Joset Designs. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Choose some patterned paper (mine is from the Georgia Blues Collection). Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials – 4 page out of the paper. Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials – 2 page out of the paper. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 and stamp randomly on each page. Reapply ink as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the script stamp from the Background Stamp 2 and stamp randomly on each page. Reapply ink as needed. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the September month from the Months stamp set and stamp onto the tab on the left hand page. Distress the edges of each page. Ink the edges of each page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose a patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse collection). Die cut the reinforcement circles from the Planner Essentials – 1 die twice out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the 12 reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut seven labels from the Planner Labels die out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week from the Schedule stamp set and stamp each one day of the week on each of the labels. Use a black pen to write in to-do’s on each label. Distress the edges of each label. Ink the edges of the label using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose another patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse paper). From the Planner Essentials – 6 die, die cut two large rectangles out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Stitched Indented Rectangle die, die cut two 3″ rectangles out of the same patterned paper used for the reinforcement circles. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose another patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse paper). From the Stitched Indented Rectangle die, die cut two 3 1/2″ rectangles out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 1 1/2″ fishtail twice out of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Choose another patterned paper (mine is from the Spring Farmhouse paper). From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 1 7/8″ fishtail twice out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, die cut the 1 1/8″ fishtail twice out of the same patterned paper used for the large rectangles. Distress the edges of each fishtail. Ink the edges of each fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Choose a flag from the Celebration Flags die. From the same patterned paper used for the 3″ stitched indented rectangle, die cut two of the flags out. Cut both flags down to 3 3/4″. From the same patterned paper used for the large rectangles, die cut two of the flags out. Cut one of the flags down to 4 1/4″ and cut the other flags down to 3 1/4″.

Step Eleven. Adhere six of the reinforcement circles to the left page. Adhere the other six reinforcement circles to the right page.

Step Twelve. Adhere the 1 1/8″ stitched fishtail to the 1 1/2″ stitched fishtail. Adhere the 1 1/2″ stitched fishtail to the 1 7/8″ stitched fishtail. Repeat for the other page. Foam square one of the stacked stitched fishtails to the left page 1 1/2″ from the left and 1″ from the bottom of the page. Foam square the other stacked stitched fishtails to the right page 1 1/4″ from the right and 1″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the 3″ stitched indented rectangle to the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle. Adhere the large rectangle to the 3″ stitched indented rectangle. Repeat for the other page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the stacked stitched indented rectangles to the left page 1/2″ from the left and 2″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the other stacked indented rectangles to the right page 1/2″ from the right and 2″ from the bottom of the page.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the Monday to Wednesday labels to the left hand page. Adhere the Thursday to Sunday labels to the right hand page.

Step Fifteen. In the top left corner of the left page, adhere the 3 3/4″ and 4 1/4″ flags. In the top right corner of the right page, adhere the 3 3/4″ and 3 1/4″ flags.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my September Week #3 planner spread.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Prima Marketing: Spring Farmhouse and Georgia Blues Collections
  • Misc: Black Journaling Pen and Kraft Cardstock

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

DIY Mini Journal

September 8, 2019

As always, Esther Glas (designer for the Planner Essentials line) blows us away with another amazing project idea –– DIY Mini Journals!

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!

Happy Crafting!

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