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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

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Technique Friday | Assembling The Bears

November 22, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Honey Bear, Koala Bear, and Panda Bear die sets from Joset’s newest release. 

Watch the videos for each of the three tutorials below!

You can also watch these videos, download the project sheet and grab the supplies for all three of these cuties on the Technique Friday Project Page.

We hope you love these little critters as much as we do! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Cute Easter Layout!

November 3, 2019

Good morning everyone! Laura here today to share an Easter layout I created using lots of the wonderful dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Select your papers and trim them to the following sizes: 12×12, 9 1/2×12, 8 3/4×12, 7×12 and adhere them as shown.

Step 2 – Die cut a filmstrip from the Planner Filmstrip die set and trim a piece of paper to fit inside.

Step 3 – Die cut the 3 brackets from the same die set and use your double sided tape to adhere them together

Step 4 – Die cut 7 of the smallest stitched hexagons

Step 5 – Die cut a bunny and a few flowers and assemble

Step 6 – Die cut 5 of the banner flags from the Planner Essentials 3 and adhere as shown.

And that’s it! Take a look at the finished layout below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura

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Technique Friday | 2019 Autumn Release

November 1, 2019

Happy Technique Friday ❤️
Today, Els is walking us through the new autumn release by Joset van de Burgt!

Watch the video and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know what you think about the new release in the comments below!
Happy Crafting!

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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!

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8 Thanksgiving Projects You’ll Be Thankful For

October 20, 2019

Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday season? Sure, there’s the stress of cooking, and gift-giving… but that also means that there are more opportunities to craft! (And we couldn’t be more excited!)

With the help of our amazing Design Team, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving projects you’ll definitely want to make this year. Take a look below, and be sure to tell us in the comments which one you’ll be making!

EK Gorman

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for all my family and friends that I get to share Thanksgiving with this year.

Karen Ostergard

What I’m thankful for: my family

These pages are all ready to go for my Thanksgiving pictures!

Tanja Kabel

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for the love and support of my family.

Katelyn Grosart

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for having a supportive Fiance who supports through everything, even if my ideas and choices are a bit crazy.

Suzanne Cannon

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for all the little things in life that are sometimes overlooked.

Laura Gilhuly

What I’m thankful for: The aspect of my life that I am most thankful for is my family.

We are a really close family and we help each other through good and bad.  We had a rough year with Jon’s health and every day I am thankful for him to be here and our boys that showed their loving and caring and strong demeanor that helped us both. I am thankful for the laughter we share, the lessons we have learned, the moments we have and the life we have built together.

Diana Nguyen

What I’m thankful for:  I am thankful to be part of such a wonderful team of crafters!

Sandy Diller

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for family and friends.

If you would like to see how this was made, please come back to the ECD Blog on Thursday October 24 for a complete tutorial and more photos!

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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Sneak Peek: Flourished Deer!

October 19, 2019

I’m thrilled to introduce you to some of the brand new dies coming VERY soon to Elizabeth Craft Designs! 

Meet the Flourished Deer – large enough to be a feature design on a card and yet leave room for lots of other embellishments if you wish.  The Flourished Deer comes with a collar, a bell, an eye and a Rudolph nose should you wish to use it!  It’s so versatile!

The flourished snowflake is part of a new set of Flourished Christmas Minis which are perfect on their own and also fit beautifully inside the Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament.  They’re great for combining with stamps, too.  (We have a new set of those as well!)

This is how you make this card….

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Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Summertime

October 17, 2019

The fall weather is here – I love the colors and flavors of fall but I miss the sun and warmth of the summer!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – cut your back matting – I used scraps left from previous projects and a piece of burlap I had



Step 2 – mat photo
Step 3 – cut a piece of paper to 1 3/4″ by 12 then use the 1 3/4″ stitched fishtail at both ends



Step 4 – Using scraps of coordinating paper cut two of the X’s from the Decorative Edges then cut them into strips



Step 5 – cut two Celebration flags and adhere together



Step 6 – Cut three flowers and leaves from the Tropical Florals



Step 7 – ink the edges of all the papers and die cuts
Step 8 – assemble as shown and add title

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

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!

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