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Love & Art- TM Memory Keeping Layout

Hello crafty friends!
Love & Art !!
Yup! 
Valentine's Day is right around the corner.
And speaking of love, can I just say how much I LOVE the Carta Bella 'Hello Sweetheart" paper collection in the February Kit!!
I loved the flowers in this paper so I knew I wanted to fussy cut them out and use them somehow.


I loved a few elements from this journaling cards paper- namely Zoro and the salt and pepper shaker.

Loved the ombre hearts here and I wanted to incorporate them somehow.

The VIKING!!! And the striped black and white!! No more needs to be said!

And since it's almost Valentine's Day, I thought I would do a memory keeping layout of my own resident Viking (shhhh don't tell HIM that!).

I started off in a DIY Traveler's Notebook Insert that I made myself.
I choose a page that picked up hubby's blue shirt as a good starting point.
Next, I created layers underneath the picture using the black and white striped paper and the pink heart patterned paper


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Planner Tutorial ~ Part 2: Inserts & Dashboards

Hello everyone,
After showing you how to make planners using the Katelyn Lizardi BigZ die for sizzix, I am back to show you how to make inserts and dashboards.
Check out part 1 HERE

The inserts are made using 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper and some copy paper for your printer. They are stapled using a long arm stapler and I also show you how to use your regular stapler to make booklets.



The dashboards are made using the Katelyn Lizardi Thinlet die set by Sizzix.




I must confess these are very enjoyable to make and are so easy to put together. I made heaps using double sided patterned paper.
Here are a few of my favourites






Sizzix has some planner pages you can download to put in your inserts. You can find them HERE

The die set has a few extras which allows you to make different types of dashboard and add on other elements.

There is a thumb notch die you can use that can create a pocket that looks like this.

There is a 'spine' die you can use to extend your double paged …

Planner Tutorial ~ Katelyn Lizardi / Sizzix BigZ die

Hello everyone,
I'm back today to show you some planners I made using the Katelyn Lizardi Big Z die for sizzix.

You will have to check out my tutorial for step by step instructions on how I did this.
In this tutorial, I show you how to: 
1- Cut the paper to make a back and front for the planner, 2- Cut the paper so you can make a liner for the inside of the planner, 3- Bind the planner, 4- Laminate the planner (if you choose), 5- Add elastic to your planner, 6- Make the pen-loop
Check out the tutorial HERE.
Thank you for passing by.
xxAmira



DIY Planner Bookmarks with Katelyn Lizardi Thinlet Dies

Hello everyone,



Today I am back with a planner bookmark tutorial using these awesome Sizzix thinlet dies by Katelyn Lizardi.




I had SO much fun making these!! And they are not NOT just for bookmarks! Use them in your reading or recipe books!


I adore the leaf and the heart patterns and love how the words just die cut at the top there.
And these are the perfect projects to use your charms and your ribbons on!! 
Bookmark #1 - Smile


Bookmark #2 - Hello




Bookmark #3- Today



Bookmark #4 - Love


Bookmark #5- Goals



Bookmark #6- Love ~ Regular bookmark
And of course, you don't have to use the insets. You can just make regular bookmarks.

Traveler's Notebook Insert Memory Keeping Layout - These are the days

Hello everyone,
I created a quick traveler's notebook layout today when I found 2 selfies that my kids had taken using my phone and my glasses in the car!!
This layout uses Amy Tangerine's Better Together 6" x 6" and 12"x12" paper pads.


Check out the process video HERE
xxAmira

Love Bug ~ A beginner's tutorial to stamping

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am focusing on this stamp set from Aunty Vera's February Kit.



It's the Love Bug clear stamp set by Jillibean Soup and Hampton Art.
I wanted to use this stamp to create a beginner's guide to stamping. I wanted to show you how I 'see' stamp sets when I make cards.
I hope by sharing with you my stamping experience, that you will be able to grab any stamp set and start creating cards easily.
This stamp set can be broken into 3 groups:
- Sentiments - Main elements - Filler elements
There are 4 sentiments in this stamp set: - Don't worry, bye happy - Love Bug - Happy Bug Day - Bugs and kisses
There are 5 main elements: - The lady bug - The butterfly - The worm - The bee - The dragon fly
And there are 4 hearts of different sizes ( one of them is an outline only).
So lets make 5 cards, one for each of the main elements and I'll show you some techniques for making really simple but effective cards.
Card #1- Love Bug


 I started by stampi…