Thursday, August 22, 2019

August Planner Post #3 - Week 2

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to be sharing Week #2 in my planner today. To create my week planner spread, I've used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials line. You'll want to read below to learn how to recreate my Week #2 planner spread at home.


Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials - 4 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials - 3 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the two pages together. Sprinkle Chartreuse, Raspberry and Rosebud Magenta Nuance randomly on the pages. Spritz the pages with water. Dry the pages using a heat tool. Apply Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink to the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamps 1 and start by stamping randomly on the right page. Reapply the ink to the stamp and stamp again seven more times total on the left and right pages.  Dry the stamped images with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the script stamp from the Background Stamps 2 and start by stamping randomly on the right page. Reapply the ink to the stamp and stamp again eight more times total on the left and right pages. Sprinkle Molten Dimension: Black Magic Embossing Powder to each page. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. 


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the August Month from the Months stamp set and stamp onto the tab of the right page. Distress the edges of each page. Ink the edges of each page using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Planner Elements die, die cut two of the square strips out of black cardstock.


On a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, sprinkle Chartreuse, Raspberry and Rosebud Magenta Nuance. Spritz the paper with water. Dry with a heat tool. From the Planner Essentials - 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of the now coloured White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the reinforcement circles again out of the same piece of cardstock. Ink the edges of each reinforcement circles using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.


Apply Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink to the rectangle from the Schedule stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply Dusty Concord Distress Oxide Ink to the stamp and stamp six more times onto the piece of White Finish Cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stitching stamp from the Schedule stamp set and stamp onto each rectangle. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week stamps from the Calendar stamp set and stamp onto each rectangle. Cut out each rectangle. Distress the edges of the rectangles. Ink the edges of the rectangles using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.


Adhere the reinforcement circles over top of each circle on the pages. Adhere one of the square strips to the middle of the left hand page. Adhere the other square strip to the middle of the right hand page. 


To finish your spread, use foam squares to adhere Monday to Thursday boxes on the left hand page as desired. Use foam squares to adhere the Friday to Sunday boxes on the right hand page as desired. 


Here are the finished pages.




Here are some closeup photos of the finished pages.






Here is the finished Week 2 Planner Spread.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Product Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Black Soot & Dusty Concord and a Blending tool with foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Emboss It Ink and a Mister
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Molten Dimensions - Black Magic
- Magenta Nuance: Chartreuse, Raspberry and Rosebud
- Misc: Black Cardstock

- Katelyn







Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bloom Tag

Happy Wednesday!
Have you heard the news?! Charlene van der Vorst is releasing eight stamp sets with Elizabeth Craft Designs today. You'll want to head over to their website to check out all of her awesome stamp sets. To kick off her release, I created this beautiful Bloom Tag which features two of her new stamp sets. You'll want to read below as I have a full tutorial on how to recreate my tag at home. 


To start, die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials - 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the "x" stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set and stamp randomly onto the tag. Reapply ink to the stamp and stamp again three more times randomly on the tag. Sprinkle Razzleberry Embossing Powder over top of the entire tag. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 3/4" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4". Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Bloom stamp from the A Field of Flowers stamp set and stamp onto the banner. Distress the edges of the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 2" Stitched Indented Rectangle out of a piece of black cardstock. Place the 1 1/2" Stitched Indented Rectangle in the middle of the 2" stitched indented rectangle and run through your die cutting machine. Distress the edges of both pieces.


Choose three flowers from the A Field of Flowers stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each of the flowers and stamp each flower onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Water colour one flower using Tombow Markers 177, 055 & 815. Water colour the second flower using Tombow Markers 177, 055 & 847. Water colour the third flower using Tombow Markers 177, 055 & 933. Fussy cut each flower out. Ink the edges of each flower using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam. 


Next, you'll need a piece of cheesecloth, cut to length as desired. Create a bow out of a piece of twine. 


Adhere the 2" stitched indented rectangle to the left hand side of the tag on an angle. Foam square the 1 1/2" stitched indented rectangle over top of the 2" stitched indented rectangle.


Adhere the cheesecloth over top of the stitched indented rectangles. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the bloom banner 1/2" from the bottom and 1" from the left of the tag. Adhere the flowers as desired in a bunch over top of the cheesecloth and the banner.


Adhere the twine bow to the bottom of the flower bunch. To finish off the tag, tie a piece of twine at the top of the tag.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished tag.




Here is the finished Bloom Tag.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Razzleberry Embossing Powder
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and a Blending tool with Foam
- Tombow Markers: 815, 055, 847, 177 and 933
- Misc: Twine, Black Cardstock, Watercolour Cardstock and Cheesecloth

- Katelyn

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

You are Amazing Tag

Happy Tuesday!
I'm excited to have a new post over on Quietfire Design blog today, where I'm sharing my You are Amazing Tag. My tag features a variety of Quietfire stamps as well as A Way With Words Dies.






For a full tutorial and a few more photos of my project, you'll want to head over to Quietfire Design blog for all the details. 

- Katelyn

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August Planner Post #2 - Week #1

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to be sharing Week #1 in my planner today. To create my week planner spread, I've used a variety of the dies from the Planner Essentials line and Joset Designs. You'll want to read below to learn how to recreate my Week #1 planner spread at home.


To start, you'll need to choose what patterned paper you want to use for your planner spread. The paper collection I used was Graphic 45's Sun Kissed. Choose one of the patterned papers and die cut reinforcements circles from the Planner Essentials - 1 die out. Repeat the previous step again, giving you a total of 12 reinforcement circles. Ink the edges of the reinforcement circles using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose two labels from the Retro Labels stamp set. Apply Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to one of the label stamps and stamp onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Repeat the previous step two more times. Apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the other label stamp and stamp onto the same piece of kraft cardstock. Repeat the previous step three more times. Apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday stamps from the Calendar stamp set and stamp one of the days on each of the orange labels. Apply Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to the Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday stamps from the Calendar stamp set and stamp one of the days on each of the blue labels. Fussy cut the labels out. Write in each label. Distress the edges of each label. Ink the edges of each label using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose another piece of patterned paper. Choose one of the labels from the Planner Labels die and die cut it out of the paper. Cut the label in half. Distress the edges of each half of the label. Ink the edges of each label half using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose a third piece of patterned paper. From the Planner Essentials - 2 die, die cut the large tag out of the paper. Distress the edges of each tag. Ink the edges of each tag using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the patterned paper that you just die cut the large tags out of, flip it over and die cut the torn edge from the Planner Essentials - 11 die twice. Cut one edge down to 6 1/2". Cut the other edge down to 7 1/4". Distress the edges of each edge. Ink the edges of each edge using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the patterned paper that you used to die cut the label out of, die cut the torn edge from the Planner Essentials - 11 die twice. Cut one edge down to 5 1/2". Cut the other edge down to 7". Distress the edges of each edge. Ink the edges of each edge using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Next, you'll need the 1 1/2" Stitched Fishtail die. Die cut the stitched fishtail twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of the stitched fishtail. Ink the edges of the stitched fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut a celebration flag twice out of the same patterned paper used for the reinforcement circles. Cut the flags down to 2 5/8". Cut the other flag down to 3 3/4". Ink the edges of both flags using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose two of the patterned papers you've already used. You'll also need to choose two flowers from the Small Flower Set. Die cut the one flower eight times out of the patterned paper along with the centers once. Die cut the other flower four times out of the patterned paper along with the centers once. Shape the flowers. Ink the edges of the flowers and centers. Adhere the flowers together. 


Choose a fourth piece of patterned paper and die cut the page from the Planner Essentials - 4 die. Distress the edges of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Using the same piece of patterned paper for the right hand page, die cut the page from the Planner Essentials - 12 die. Distress the edges of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool with foam.


To start, we will put the left page together.

Start by adhering six reinforcement circles overtop of each circle on the page. Adhere a stitched fishtail 1 1/2" from the left and 1" from the top of the page. Adhere the 6 1/2" torn edge 1 5/8" from the left and 1/8" from the bottom of the page. Adhere the 5 1/2" torn edge 2" from the left and 1/2" from the bottom of the page.


Foam square the large tag 3/4" from the left and 1 3/4" from the top of the page. Adhere one of the half labels 1" from the right and 1 1/4" from the bottom of the page. Adhere the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday labels to the large tag.


Foam square the 2 3/4" flags to the top left corner of the page. Choose three of the flowers you've adhered together. Foam square one flower to the bottom right side of the Monday label. Foam square the other two flowers to the left of the Tuesday label.


Here's the finished left hand page.


Now, we will put the right page together.

Start by adhering six reinforcement circles overtop of each circle on the page. Adhere a stitched fishtail 1 1/2" from the right and 1" from the top of the page. Adhere the 7 1/4" torn edge 2 1/8" from the right and 5/8" from the bottom of the page. Adhere the 7" torn edge 1 3/4" from the right and 3/4" from the bottom of the page.


Foam square the large tag 3/4" from the right and 1 3/4" from the top of the page. Adhere one of the half labels 1" from the left and 2 1/4" from the bottom of the page. Adhere the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday labels to the large tag.


Foam square the 3 7/8" flags to the top right corner of the page. Foam square one flower to the bottom right side of the Thursday label. Foam square the next flower to the left of the Friday label. Foam square the last flower to the bottom right side of the Saturday label.


Here is the finished right hand page.


Here are a few closeups of the finished planner spread.




Here is the finished Week #1 Planner Spread.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Product Used:



Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Carved Pumpkin & Tumbled Glass, Distress Oxide Ink - Walnut Stain and a Blending tool with foam
- Graphic 45: Sun Kissed - Sand Dollars, Under The Sea and Floating Floral
- Misc: Kraft Cardstock

- Katelyn