Craft, Productivity

New cards with the Planner Society kits

There’s only so many pretty dividers I can make and so many times I can set up a planner.

Therefore given the papers I’m now regularly receiving with the Planner Society I had some gorgeous new pretties to make some new cards with! Along with the die cuts that come in the boxes I had the perfect goodies to make some pretty cards that you pretty much wouldn’t find anywhere else.

The first one I made was using the December kit, and I used a wooden element to create a nice general use card.

Lovely greetings card

The fact that everything matches so beautifully in the Planner Society kits means whipping up a card with the contents is so easy. This die cut goes beautifully with the papers. It was so easy to put together.

The only other bits needed to create this were:
Complementary cardstock – once again I used my awesome bundle of coloured cardstock from Papermania. You can either find it on Amazon here, or Hobbycraft.
Wooden sentiment – likely came from Freckled Fawn but I’ve seen some very similar Heidi Swapp ones around.
Wooden dots – My Mind’s Eye

Sticking with the December box, I picked out the yellow papers. Yellow is not normally my kind of colour so it made a nice change to make some cards with it.

Planner Society thinking of you card

For this card I took an old design of mine and used it for two different occasions.

Planner Society birthday card

These cards had the added bonus of using up some of my scraps stash. I have boxes of spare cuts like the butterflies that I always forget to look through when cardmaking. In this instance I looked through it and seeing this butterflies gave me the inspiration to make these. I love how they’ve turned out.

For the creamy coloured card that I cut the hearts out of I used my trusty Core’Dinations textured card. I’d hate to use just a smooth cardstock, since it takes up the majority of the finished product. Using something like a super textured cardstock like this just makes it a little more interesting. Both sentiments are from Hobbycraft, an absolute bargain at £1 for 20. Because they’re neutral colours they pretty much go with any cards.

November box

I then went back through my stash of papers and dug out some November ones I hadn’t used on dividers.

Feather birthday card

These feathers are cuts I had in my Silhouette library. I’ve made similar cards with them before and loved how they turned out. Because the papers are a nice thickness they cut out slightly intricate designs on the Silhouette really well. Thinner papers tend to tear or fray really easily.

Planner Society card

For this card I decided to use some heat embossing as it had been a while since I’d used my little heat gun. I like the finish of the black but black embossing powder is such a faff to use. It does have a tendency to leave your cardstock looking a little dirty. Particularly if you use slightly textured cardstock, the powder gets stuck in it and is tricky to get out. I have an eyeshadow brush in my pen pot purely for dusting away embossing powder – I highly recommend getting something similar.

Materials used:
Coloured cardstock – Papermania, as before.
Black Embossing Powder – Papermania
Clear stamp pad – Tsukineko
Enamel Dots – Freckled Fawn

I think I’m going to enjoy making cards each month with these kits! With a review of the January box coming this week be on the lookout for more card posts soon!


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