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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

Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Technique Friday Videos

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!

Announcements

Enter Our Halloween Challenge!

September 29, 2019

It’s almost Halloween crafters, and we have a challenge for you –– you could win a $25 gift card to ecraftdesigns.com!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Create a Halloween-themed project using your favorite ECD products
2. Post a picture of your project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Elizabeth Craft Designs FamilyECD Planner Group
3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ECDSPOOKY in your post, or we won’t see it!


*contest ends October 31
*multiple entries allowed
*3 winners chosen


Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Oma & Me

August 19, 2019

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.

Step 1 – Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 – Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 – 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.

Step 4 – Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress

Step 5 – Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges

Step 6 – Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges

Step 7 – Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges

Step 8 – Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges

Step 9 – Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers – I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.

Step 10 – Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Laura

Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Home – Working With Planner Essentials 18

August 15, 2019

Good morning, crafters! Today, we’re sharing a quick video from Esther Glas, designer of the Planner Essentials collection.

In her recent Facebook Live video, Esther gives us a closer look at how to use the Planner Essentials 18 die set.

Esther is so creative with her designs and we love seeing what she –– and everyone –– creates with them! Join the ECD Planner Group to see more Planner inspiration, and share your own projects!

Happy Crafting!

Becky Seddon Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

A Masculine Distressed Layout

July 31, 2019

Good morning!
I am a proud mom of two boys and therefor have created many masculine layouts.
There are so many awesome die from Elizabeth Craft including the new planner essentials dies and stamps that are perfect when creating those manly layouts!

To create this layout:

Step 1: after choosing your main sheet ink the outside edge then cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso and allow to dry or use your heat gun to dry. *covering both sides helps to cut down on warping that you may get when you use mixed media products.

Step 2: taking your planner essentials patterns 2 stamp, stamp the flowery looking stamp with brown ink at 1 inch from the left edge of the paper. then towards the top at about 5 inches from the left, then slightly higher at 6 inches, then closer to the bottom at 9 inches and again at 10 inches lower than the one at 9 inches. Allow to dry or set with your heat gun.

Step 3: taking a coordinating color of mist, use a paint brush to highlight these stamped images.

Step 4: mix another coordinating color of powder colorant (i.e. magicals) with embossing paste and using a palette knife apply beside and an top of stamped images and set with heat gun.

Step 5: die cut each of the following using coordinating papers:

Ink the edges of all the die cuts.

Step 6: assemble as shown.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura

Joset Designs Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Learning to Ride!

May 25, 2019

Good morning! Laura here with you today and I am happy to share with you a fun and summery layout!

To create this project:

Step 1: Die cut 24 of the second smallest Stitched Fishtails

Step 2: Die cut 18 varying sizes of stitched circles

Step 3: Die cut one 3″ and two 2″ stars and score them to make a barn star

Step 4: Trim your paper to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 and adhere to the soft finish white cardstock

Step 5: Adhere all your elements onto your paper and use 3D adhesive foam dots on some of the elements to create dimension

Here are some details:

Thank you for stopping by!

Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Scrapbooking

A Quick Layout That Will Make You Smile

March 21, 2019

Good morning! Laura here today, sharing a quick 12×12 layout I created. Follow the step-by-step below to see how you can make your own version!

Step 1. Trim papers. You’ll need:

  • 1 12×12
  • 1 61/4×12
  • 1 31/4×12
  • 1 23/4×6
  • 1 51/2×51/2

Once you’re done cutting, ink the edges of all papers.

Step 2. Using the Stitched Circles die set, die cut 7 circles using dies that one size apart so you have a silhouette and a full circle. Ink the edges of all circles.

Step 3. Die cut or fussy cut 4 butterflies and ink edges

Step 4. Create your flowers using any small Elizabeth Craft Designs flower die. I used the Large Flower, and Bunch of Flowers sets.

Step 5. Adhere everything together and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

~Laura

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