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Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

Hi! Genevive here once again :) This time I want to share with you one of the things I really enjoy doing lately and that is playing with my planner.  I often embellish my planner dashboards with positive words to remind me to be positive and happy. It's effective, I promise you.

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

So, I made this planner dashboard using  my Big Shot Machine and 3 of the the latest dies from Tim Holtz: Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Handwritten Love, Sizzix Bigz Die Fresh Brewed, Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Alphanumeric.

Let's get started!

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

First I cut a white cardstock measuring 3.75"x 6.75"  as my dashboard base.  Then I stamped the background with a polka dot background stamp. Stamping is really fun and convenient because I have my Sizzix Stampers Secret Weapon to assist me! I need it because my table's surface is uneven and this stamping mat is smooth and gives me clear images always. I love it so much!

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

After stamping the background, I prepared my embellishments. This coffee cup is the cutest thing ever! Don't you think, coffee lovers out there? :)

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

To make this cute cup, I diecut the shapes using white cardstock and a brown currogated cardstock and Sizzix Bigz Die Fresh Brewed. When diecutting with Bigz dies, the sandwich should be (from bottom to top): Standard Cutting Pad + die + paper + Standard Cutting Pad.

Once my cup was ready, I inked it up with Old Paper Distress Ink.

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

Now for the words! I combined the two Thinlits dies to form "Love Today".

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

When cutting thinlits dies, the Sizzix sandwich should be in this order: Magnetic Platform +  Standard Cutting Pad +paper + Thinlits dies facing down + Standard Cutting Pad. Just roll the sandwich through the machine and you'll get the perfectly cut shapes. Fast and easy.

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

Arranged the words on the page and added some stickles and washi tapes.

Sizzix Tutorial | Love Today Planner Dashboard by Genevive Rulona

That's my planner dashboard! I like it a lot and I wanna make some more for a giveaway in my blog perhaps? :)

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Other Supplies Used:

  • stamp - Inkadinkado
  • inks - Ranger, Avery Elle
  • water color - American Crafts
  • stickles - Ranger
  • washi tapes - MT, Crate Paper

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