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.
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!
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!
After stamping the background, I prepared my embellishments. This coffee cup is the cutest thing ever! Don't you think, coffee lovers out there? :)
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.
Now for the words! I combined the two Thinlits dies to form "Love Today".
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.
Arranged the words on the page and added some stickles and washi tapes.
That's my planner dashboard! I like it a lot and I wanna make some more for a giveaway in my blog perhaps? :)
Other Supplies Used:
- stamp - Inkadinkado
- inks - Ranger, Avery Elle
- water color - American Crafts
- stickles - Ranger
- washi tapes - MT, Crate Paper