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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,



Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General

2019 Craft Show Schedule

January 20, 2019

Every year, we attend craft shows all around the world. This year is no different –– our 2019 show schedule is out! We cannot wait to start our craft tour!
*insert loud applause and flashing cameras* 🙂

In all seriousness, we absolutely love traveling around, meeting all of our fellow crafters! This year, we’ll be packing up the new Elizabeth Craft Designs RV and hitting the road! Our first show will be on February 22 & 23, at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Irving, Texas.

Let us know which show you’re planning on attending below!
See you soon!

Planner Essentials Technique Friday

Technique Friday – DIY Planner Pages 2

January 18, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els plays with her Distress Ink, Distress Oxide Ink, and watercolors to help us create colorful pages for planners!

This technique is so much fun to do, and results in GORGEOUS planner pages! 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!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials

Print The Right Size Pictures For Your Planner

January 14, 2019

Have you found it difficult to print the right size of photos for the photo frames from the Planner Essentials 4 set?

Design Team member, Esther Glas, recently shared a fantastic tip on her blog for all of our planner-makers: the “Pic Collage” app –– found on the App Store –– allows you to create the right size pictures to sit within the Planner Essentials 4 Photoframes!

There may be other apps that can do this for you as well, but Esther found this and couldn’t wait to share the tip!

Using the Pic Collage app, here’s how to create the picture size:

  1. Open the Pic Collage App en select the option: ‘Grids”, you can now select 6 images from your photo files/folders. Click the V in the top right corner.

2. The App will now load your pictures. After this Select Size> 2:3 and the Grid with the 6 equal squares so it will look like the image you see here.

3. Now move the small round button completely to the right and you will see the whitespace between the images will be larger. This will be the right size for the Planner Essentials.

4. At this point, you’re still able to make some changes and move the pictures a bit if needed. When this is completed, just save the picture you just created on your camera roll and it’s ready for printing on 4″x 6″ paper with your Selphy printer!

We hope this tip was helpful for you as you start your 2019 planner! See the full Planner Essentials collection here, and don’t forget to share your projects on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page.

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials

New Year, New Planner Ideas!

January 7, 2019

This is the perfect time to create some new pages in your planner and today, we’ve put together some planner inspiration from our Design Team!

Femke Kokke shared this fun mixed-media layout she made this last week for the new year. Adding inspirational quotes to your planner is a great way to start out the year, and the addition of her fold-over page is perfect for any style of planner!

Suzanne Cannon shows how versatile your planner can be by utilizing dies and stamps from her own collection! These beautiful pages can be used as title pages, separators, or your main layouts!

Katelyn Grosart: With it being the start of January it’s time for me to start planning the month. I’m loving the new Planner Essentials line, as its perfect for me to customize my planner pages. For planner project, I’ve created a weekly planner spread that will keep me on track of what I need to complete and allows me to add in things where needed. 

Now that the holidays are over, Charlene Van Der Vorst shows us how it’s the perfect time to take some of your favorite moments and start making your holiday planner pages!

Karen Ostergard: I is am using my planner to help keep me on track to send out cards. This lay-out is for Valentine’s Day. The tags will be to keep track of the cards I’ve sent and to whom! 

Wanda Hentges: I chose the words “be brave” and then created a chain that is broke at the bottom.  It can be hard to break away from bad habits or other things in our lives that are not good.  It takes courage and perseverance.  We need to be brave everyday and since it’s always today – Be Brave Today!!! 

Our very own, Els van de Burgt has one planner just for her pens! The Color Chart stamp set is perfect for organizing your pens, inks, etc. into a color-reference book!

Do you have any other planner ideas that you’d like to share with us? Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page and show us your projects!

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Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials

Planner Inspiration from Els

January 3, 2019

I think all of us here at the office have fallen in love with the new Planner Essentials Collection !

Just before the new year, we all sat around the craft table and started our very first planners –– it was so exciting! Even though we had an idea of how we wanted to create each page, we couldn’t help but think: ‘what would Els do?’

The truth is, we’re just as inspired with Els’ projects as our community is! She surprises us everyday with unique and thoughtful designs. Here are a few pages from her 2019 planner to help get you going this year.

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