Tuesday, December 29, 2020

2021 Planner Page Printables are here!

Just a quick little post here today to tell you I've created Planner Pages this year for YOU to print out yourself. All you need to know is in this video below. The digital download is only $4.50 in my Etsy Shop. You can choose between Ruled or Non-ruled pages, as the video describes. I've designed these weekly pages especially for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Planners, but they are versatile enough to use on their own. Check it out when you get a chance. My Etsy link is in the right-hand column of my blog. Just clickity-click!  Thanks!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Fashion Forward 2021 Mini Album KITS!

Hi again, all. It's just a week from Christmas and almost the new year. Let's just all agree to be done with 2020 and look forward to a better year in 2021. And I have just the thing! What could be better than completing an easy, bright and cheerful mini album from January to December NOW so you can simply pop in your photos and journaling as the months go by? I'll be posting 18 kits and unlimited downloadable tutorials in my Etsy shop, Tuesday December 22. 

Intrigued? Watch this quick video below for all the details...

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Snow Globe Easel Shaker Card


Yay! The new Snow Globe and Holiday Elf dies are now available at Elizabeth Craft Designs, so I've got a fun easel shaker card to share with you today. The card is an A2 size (standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2") with the traditional easel front.

To create the shaker, I simply die-cut the outline portion of the Snow Globe die from cardstock 10 times and layered them up. I die-cut one more from clear acetate, and then one more from my patterned paper. For the back, I die-cut the whole Snow Globe from patterned paper.

I filled the inside with sequins, stars, and white glitter. I used the new "Holiday Elf - Hers" die for my cute little elf girl and the Winter Accessories die to give her ear-muffs. It's so much fun to mix and match her accessories, just like playing with paper dolls.

After die-cutting the bells and snowflakes from the Snow Globe set, I added some Microfine Glitter for some added sparkle.  A little matching strands of twine tied into bows finishes it off sweetly.

The inside is fairly simple with more patterned paper and snowflakes.

The stamps are from some older Close To My Heart sets I go to every year. The stitched label shown is from the Planner Labels set.

Make sure you check out all the new holiday dies over at Elizabeth Craft Designs and don't forget, I get a tiny little commission if you click on the shop links below to make your purchases. Just a sweet little thanks for promoting this wonderful company. 

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, December 11, 2020

2021 Creative Mountain Retreat Dates Announced!

Ginger Ropp and I are excited to announce our 5th and final Creative Mountain Retreat! This is our biggest, most fun event we co-host together each year and we've secured the dates and costs for 2021 and will be ready for your registration in January. You can read all the details now to be ready in January at our official Creative Mountain Retreat blog.

We had such a great time at our 2020 retreat (yes, during Covid and staying safe) we'd love to share it with you in this video below. Please enjoy and let me know if you have any questions about anything.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Mini Printable 2021 Calendars

Happy December everyone! Fun things are on the horizon here. To name a few, I've got some more December Day-by-Day pages ahead to share with you in my Elizabeth Craft Designs planner, a new 2021 planner design/tutorial coming, a new Facebook Group for 2021 with more Live demo's and classes, an update to my craft room downsizing video, and much more!

Today I'm providing my printable mini calendars once again for those who want them for 2021. They're handy for small desktop calendars, in planners, and for scrapbooking. Simply click here to get yours. If you're having trouble, just shoot me a quick email and I'll send them that way. Thanks, and I'll be back soon.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Quick and Easy December Day-by-Day Pages Part 1

December is here which means the beginnings of my annual December Day-by-Day album featuring new and wonderful products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. (All links are below) These pages came together quickly and easily thanks to the new Reminiscence paper collection and some other helpful tips I share in my video below.

As you'll see, with just a few items and some pre-planning, it doesn't need to be an overwhelming task to document your days in December. It's a busy time of the year, so we must all make our best effort to slow down a bit, be mindful of our surroundings and the small gifts of each day, and pause to reflect. Just one photo a day and a moment to write a little thought about it are all you really need. Pulling the pages together is a breeze. So grab a coffee or tea and sit back for a few minutes to enjoy the video and hopefully you'll find that it might inspire you.

Thanks in advance for watching.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Fall Pages in my Greenville Planner

Happy Fall! Oh my goodness is it beautiful here in Greenville this time of year! I'm constantly snapping photos and have compiled a few in my recent planner pages to share with you. I've got a tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today, so please go check it out when you get the chance. Meanwhile, here's a little look-see and the supplies I used is below. Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Holiday Workshop 2020 - What we'll be making

 Hey All, I've composed a quick video sharing how my 14th Annual Holiday Workshop will go this year with the pandemic situation and our move to Greenville. I hope you take a moment to check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Halloween Card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hey crafters, are you getting ready for Halloween? It's such a magical, fun time of the year! The Elizabeth Craft Designs' team has some really fun Halloween makes over on their blog today, so I hope you take a moment to go check them out. As for me, I've created this 5 x 7 card featuring products from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Steampunk Spells papers from Graphic 45. Here's a quick tutorial on how to put this card together.

Cut a 5" x 7" card base from orange cardstock. Cut black pattern paper 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Die-cut the moon paper using ECD's Stitched Indented Rectangles die.

Die-cut pieces from the "Scarecrow" set by Joset. I love this one because you can do different things with the pieces and parts.

Die cut two Berry Branches out of black cardstock, then the 31 tab pieces from Planner Essentials 17 Filmstrip Numbers.

Cut off the top 1/2" area of the black pattern paper piece using this border strip from the Journal Edges set. Save the top piece for inside the card.

Assemble the layers and pieces to each unit. See how fun that scarecrow is?!

Die cut an ivory cardstock tab using Sidekick Essentials 3 set. Stamp or write Happy Halloween.

Trim away pieces from the Berry Branches to work for your card. Add glue to all the berries and sprinkle some Vintage Teal Microfine Glitter. Set aside to dry.

Die cut several leaves from the Pumpkins set, apply glue and sprinkle with Moonbeam Microfine Glitter.

Once the glue and glitter have set, ink the outer edges with red ink.

Adhere the remaining elements to the card front. I've popped up my scarecrow with black foam tape to give it more dimension.

Don't forget the inside of the card too. I love using my scraps from older paper collections rather than hoarding them in the closet. Steampunk Spells is one of my all-time favorite Graphic 45 collections. Your card is now complete. Please enjoy a few close-ups, then head over to the ECD blog to check out more Halloween creations and inspiration.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fall Baking Planner Pages

Hello again everyone! It's FALL here in Greenville, SC and I couldn't be happier. I'm loving the cool, crisp air and have been enjoying quite a lot of baking to celebrate the season. I'm featured today over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a quick tutorial on how easy these pages came together. I hope you take a moment to check it out. Links for all products used are listed below and also on their blog. Just click on the item you love an it'll take you straight to the ECD shop. Super easy!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Holiday (Virtual) Workshop 2020!


Welcome back and happy Monday! If you are in my email contact list, you already know about my 14th Annual Holiday Workshop 2020. If not, I'm here to share all the information below. Things such as they are with my move to Greenville and with the pandemic, I am not hosting an actual class workshop this year, but instead have come up with an alternate idea. Here are all the details I sent out in my email below. (If you aren't in my email contact list and would like to be, simply send me a message to AnnetteMGreen@gmail.com and I'll add you. This is different than subscribing to my blog. Email contacts get advanced notifications of events and special offers.)

Living in an apartment in downtown Greenville, SC has limited my space (and time) for cutting a bunch of kits, however I can still offer my Holiday Workshop in a slightly different way and I'd love to know what you think about it. Here's my plan...please read carefully for all details.

I will offer 36 kits only. The kits will include:
12 x 12 Christmas Time Patterns & Solids pad - uncut
8 x 8 Christmas Time paper pad - uncut
Christmas Time Die-cut Assortment
Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Tags (4)
Red ribbon assortment pack
Black ribbon assortment pack
Little Birdie Crafts Renae Sangria 27 piece flower pack 
Kaisercraft kraft small tag pack (24)
Couture Creations Premium Adhesive Pearls, Glamorous Gold, 3MM
Couture Creations Cream Tall Cards & Envelopes (4) (4 1/4" x 8 3/8")
Colorbox Kraft Cards & Envelopes (8) 
Two pre-cut Cricut 3D projects and templates
Step-by-step directions with Cutting Guides (digital downloads will be e-mailed to you.)
Shipping Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box 
TOTAL COST including shipping will be $105.00

What will you be making?
8 Regular-sized cards (four have a gift card option)
4 Slimline cards
4 Large Tags
24 Small Tags
2  3D Gift/Treat Holders
With lots of leftovers for so much more!

I have listed 36 kits as a Preorder in my Etsy Shop  First come, first served. You will then be added to my private Facebook group Annette's Holiday Workshop 2020. I haven't finished designing everything you'll be making yet, so you'll just have to trust it's gonna be good! (LOL) You can get an idea of my past workshops by going to the following links:

What happens then?
This is the FUN part! I will ship the kits on November 4th, giving you plenty of time to pre-cut your papers. Then on Saturday, November 14th I will host Facebook Live classes throughout the day in our private Facebook group. For example: the morning Live will possibly be the 3D gift holders class, then we'll take a break and the next Live will be tag making, etc. There will potentially be five separate Lives and all will be saved in the group so you can watch them at your own leisure, or again and again. No stress on you to try and keep up. For Live viewers, there will be give-aways and we can all interact. You can choose to assemble along with me, or just watch and comment as I demo.

What if you don't get one of the 36 kits?
I will also list my Step-by-Step directions as a separate item in my Etsy Shop for $18.00 on November 4th. You would just have to purchase all your own supplies from my list above. (which you can do any time you like, to be ready.) At the time of that tutorial purchase I will invite you into the Facebook Group. You can still play along with us, comment and participate in the give-aways if you watch Live.

As time gets nearer, you will be kept informed in the private Facebook group of the Live schedule, ask any questions, and get to know the others in the group.

Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime. I'll post all the finished projects on my YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ephemera Queen Double Mini Album

Have you seen Graphic 45's new "Ephemera Queen" collection? It's colorful, playful, and perfect for so many occasions: Birthday, Anniversary, Women, Friends, Girls, and so much more. It's such a happy collection, I had to dig into it right away and create this fun double mini album using two of the Graphic 45 ATC Tag & Pocket albums to create one big album in a gatefold style. The best part? I've created a tutorial so YOU can make one too. Just check out the video below, then gather your Graphic 45 goodies and get started. You can find everything you need here.

Here's the video tutorial. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

New layered flower and pizza box dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

It's time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs group post and our current theme is FLOWERS! Perfect timing, too, since ECD has just released eight new flower dies and this wonderful pizza box. Be sure to hop over to their shop and check them all out. They are really fun to layer up and make your own beautiful bouquets. Several designers have created flower projects as well, so be sure to check those out on the blog today. For me, I'm sharing a little tutorial on how I created my flowers and this wonderful gift box, perfect for Fall time.

I've featured the Florals 4 die. First, die cut the three flower pieces three times from white cardstock, like Soft Finish Cardstock (see product links below). For my flowers, I wanted a Fall feel, so I used warm colors. Blend a honey-yellow ink to the outside edges of each.

Using a smaller blending tool, blend a medium orange in the centers and work your way a little to blend the two colors.

Using an even smaller blender, or a cotton swab like I did, blend some red to the centers of the smallest petal pieces, then to the outer edges of all the pieces.

Using the same type of coloring method, blend color onto the buds and the leaves. I like to always use at least two tones of a color rather than just one, as you can see in the green leaves.

To really give that Fall feel, add a bit of red ink to the leaves.

Onto a cushioned mat, lay the flower petals face down and "stir" with a large ball stylus. If you don't have one, you can use a small spoon to get a similar effect. Your goal is to soften the paper fibers and make little "crinkles" on the outer edges.

Flip the flower face up and repeat. It really starts to look like a real flower petal.

Shape the remaining pieces in the same manner. If desired, you can use a red marker to draw in some lines to the flower centers. Add a center to each flower using whatever you have on hand. I used an adhesive pearl for mine. Pearl drops are great too, or glitter, or a large bead.

Die cut the pizza box and the pieces shown here. (There are even more pieces to play with in this set!) I used the Worn Wood paper collection for my box and a burnt orange cardstock.

Assemble the box and layer up the detail pieces. I used foam tape for added dimension, and of course inked all my edges with a dark brown ink.

Now you can adhere your flowers, buds and leaves how you like!

I guarantee once you make one, you'll want to make a bunch! Wouldn't this be a great little teacher gift, or hostess gift for Thanksgiving?

Thanks for stopping by, and remember, comments are disabled on the ECD blog, so be sure to leave your comments here instead. Here's a list and links to all the products I used today. Thanks for stopping in!