Get organized in 2022 with a DIY Planner with our new Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Time to Flourish. Along with sharing this amazing organizer, Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Kristine Woods, also shares an Easel Card Set and Tutorial. Both of these projects showcase how versatile our Time to Flourish collection is. What will you be creating in 2022?
2022 Planner and Easel Card Tutorial
“Hello crafty friends! Today, I want to share with you the projects I made using the newly released Time to Flourish Deluxe Collector’s Edition paper pack. There is so much that can be done with these beautiful papers and I’ll share two of my projects with you.
First, I’ll show you my 2022 craft planner. I create my own inserts since I use my planner for planning and journaling about my craft projects. If you would like to use my planner inserts, you can find them here for free.
Also, I will show you how to create a set of 12 simple easel cards perfect for the beginner card maker. This set will give you a head start on making handmade cards for the year!
Graphic 45 Supplies Used
Kraft Mixed Media Album (retired)
– Time to Flourish 2022 Craft Planner –
I started my planner with the G45 Mixed Media Album, which includes several inserts and pocket pages. I cut more inserts so there were 24 total (2 for each month), and I removed the vellum pages and pocket pages.
I used the Flourish paper as the first page for every month and stamped the month on cream cardstock for the top right corner of the page. I cut the paper down to size and used the cut piece to add a pocket to the back side. In this pocket, I placed the monthly cut-apart card.
TIP: this card is perfect for jotting down birthdays for the month for card-making!
I used my G45 Calendar Stamps throughout my planner inserts to stamp the month, dates, and days of the week. From the 8×8 paper pad, I cut the strip of postage stamps to add to my monthly calendar page.
From the 12×12 papers, I cut out the pieces from the monthly cut apart sheet. Several of these pieces are used throughout my planner pages. Later, I’ll show you how I used others to make easel cards.
To make the pocket, I scored the large cut apart card and folded the piece over the front. I added ribbon to the two tags for the pocket and glued one small stamp from the 8×8 paper pad to the pocket for decoration.
One pocket is glued to the Kraft page insert at the top or bottom of the page. The border strip is cut from the 12×12 paper and glued to the edge of the page.
I added four G45 Metal Paper Charm Clips to the pages. I love how they dangle down the pages.
My planner closure is made with the Time to Flourish sticker in a frame. I added magnets between layers of cardstock so my planner will stay closed when I’m not using it.
– Time to Flourish Monthly Easel Card Tutorial –
Each easel card is made in the same way. First, you will need to cut 12 card bases from cardstock. Each piece should be 4 ¼” x 8 ½”. Score at 2 ⅛” and 4 ¼”. Fold the card in half, then open the card and fold in on the second score line.
Next, you will need the two 4×4 cut apart cards, three postage stamps, a chipboard piece, and some twine.
Glue one of the 4×4 cut apart cards to the inside of the card base. Select one postage stamp and glue on top of the card. Select a chipboard piece from the collection or place a sticker on chipboard to make your own piece. This will be glued to the top portion of the card base for the easel to rest against when open.
TIP: try to position the piece so that you can see most of the image, but far enough down the card that the card front will stand up.
Close the card so the base is covered. Add glue to the bottom section of the card front, and adhere the second cut apart card. Make sure to leave a small border without glue since the cut apart is smaller than the card base. To add dimension, glue the postage stamps to cardboard and glue to the card front. Add a twine bow to finish the card front.
Easel cards for January, February, and March.
Easel cards for April, May, and June.
Easel cards for July, August, and September.
Easel cards for October, November, and December.
– Easel Card Folders –
I used the pocket inserts from my G45 Mixed Media Album to make folders for my easel cards. They’re decorated with the leftover 12×12 papers and chipboard pieces to close the folders.
Each folder holds four cards. Two cards are on the inside, and two cards are on the outside pocket.
I hope you will try making these simple easel cards with the Time to Flourish Deluxe Collector’s Edition.