Learn How to Papercraft Your Own 2020 Desk Calendar

by Annie Collins

Learn How to Papercraft Your Own 2020 Desk Calendar

Create this easy desk calendar with a Pineapple Tropical theme! Stamp with VersaFine and Memento inks with a layered pineapple stamp and a printed 3-month calendar print out.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies 

Imagine
Other
  • Recollections Brand 11 lb Cardstock: Light Gray  5-1/2″x8-1/2″
  • Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Yellow 2″x3″
  • Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Cream 4″x5-1/4″
  • Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Dark Gray 1″x4-3/4″
  • Sizzix Framelits Set: Pineapple
  • Scrapping for Less Stamp Set: Did Someone Say Picnic
  • Printfree.com Mini 2020 Calendar

Creating Ink Swatches for Easy Color Matching

by Nicole Watt

Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project looking for coordinating colors? Having color swatches on hand will make that process a whole lot easier! Nicole shares how easy this is to do. All you need is your favorite white cardstock, Versafine Clair a stamp set from Waffle Flower and your inks for swatching!

Skill: All Levels
Time: 5-10 minutes per ink color

Directions

Supplies 

Imagine
Other
  • Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Cardstock 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches stamp set 
  • Waffle Flower Color Swatches for Inkpads 
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Acrylic Block
  • Stamping Positioner Tool
  • Pen or pencil

Inspirational Unicorn Journal Cover for 2020 with Memento Markers

by Jowilna Nolte

Inspirational Unicorn Journal Cover for 2020 with Memento Markers

Today, I am sharing a quick and colorful inspirational unicorn journal cover that reads “Your only limit is your mind.. nothing else!” I have several notebooks and journals each year for different purposes. One of the things that they all have in common: color and inspiration. This colorful cover adheres to a notebook perfect for quick scribbles and ideas as they pop into your head using bright colors and a fun unicorn stamp image.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Notebook: Woolworths
  • Stamps: Art by Marlene
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon
  • Gold Paper: DoCrafts

See How to Decorate a Shopping List Pad with Memento Ink

by Annie Collins

Do you love making lists and papercrafting? Today’s project is a perfect crossover of both. This is a quick and easy project that you can make for your friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • My Favorite Things: Limelight 3-1/2″x5-1/2″
  • Accent Brand 80lb: Ultra White Smooth 2″x2″
  • Dollar Tree Brand: Mini Legal Pad
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Set: Let’s Toast
  • Scraptastic Stamp Set: Take Note
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, MB1, LG5
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White

Creating a Colorful 2020 Planner Page with Memento Markers

by Jowilna Nolte

Today I am sharing how I am planning out my year month by month using stamps and various inks. Using my wooden number stamps to add the dates to each month and I am also showing you how I am creating inspirational words for each month as a reminder of my goals for the year. I incorporate Gold as an accent to add some shine to my planner pages too.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Planner Stamps: Heidi Swapp
  • Stamps: Art by Marlene
  • Planner: Kaisercraft
  • White Cardstock: Technique
  • Faith Sticker: Silhouette

Quick & Easy Projects: Ink for Planners

by Marcie McCabe

In today’s post, I will do a quick review of our ink brands and discuss the best inks for the thinner pages of journals and planners. If you are a planner addict or simply would like to craft some fun “goals” pages for the New Year then check out what we have to say about the best planner inks for 2020!

VersaFine + StazOn

One of the unique qualities of planners is the thin pages on the inside. These thin pages are designed to be flexible and lightweight so journals remain easy to use and at a low cost. If you like stamping inside your planner then getting a great inkpad is crucial. Let’s start with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne! VersaFine is a solid ink for making cards, but on thin pages, it is going to show through on the following page. StazOn Jet Black is an excellent mixed media ink and will stamp on nearly anything, yet again it shows through on thin paper. So these two inks I would save for cardmaking.

VersaMagic + Memento

VersaMagic is a highly pigmented chalk ink. The Midnight Black stamps well and does not bleed through the paper as heavily as other black inks. I vote YES for this ink on thin pages. Memento Tuxedo Black is a water-based dye ink that is an excellent ink for cardmaking and using with other inks such as alcohol markers but has a heavy bleed through on the thin pages. In my observation, it bleeds through the most.

What about grey?

If you really like a certain inkpad brand and feel you still want to use it on your planner or journal pages then you can try a lighter shade. Although Memento Tuxedo Black is too heavy for thin pages an alternative is London Fog. The grey tone is light enough for the journal page. I was inspired to try VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist, but again the tone of grey is too dark and the VersaFine showed through again. It is not an issue of the ink formula but rather the color hue of this particular grey.

Final Thoughts

When looking at different inks for journal pages consider different colors within a brand or brands with unique pigment qualities. The winners of this stamping-on-thin-pages test are Memento in London Fog and VersaMagic in Midnight Black!! Thank you and Happy Planning!