Hello, Creative Embellishments friends!

 Sandi Clarkson  here with you today sharing another planner spread using the Ivy Stencil  from the CE online store.

Creative Embellishments has such a great variety of stencils. So perfect for mixed media or for simply embellishing a greeting card or layout … just about any craft project, really. Check out the Stencil choices that Nicolle has in the store by clicking on this link: STENCILS.  There are so many great ones! Remember that Creative Embellishments has more than chipboard! There is also lots of wood veneer, flair buttons, acrylic of all kinds, larger wooden Home Decor pieces and of course, stencils!


For the left side of my planner page, I started with the Ivy Stencil and used my Distress brush to apply Distress Oxide Ink in Rustic Wilderness and Peeled Paint. I had planned to stencil in some pink dots from the Distressed Patterns Stencil but I didn’t have much room for them and decided to leave white space. Once you begin writing in your planner, it can start to look a little cluttered and defeat the purpose of using your organizational tools.

The sticker boxes I chose are relativity thin and you can see what’s behind the box unless you “wallpaper” your sticker box. Nobody has time for that, right? Alternatively, you could add your elements and then stencil around them as I did in my last spread from a couple of weeks ago. Once I start writing on the page, the bleeding disappears for me and I don’t notice it.


The right side almost mirrors the right. There’s an extra day of course and believe me there are many more boxes added than you see here!

The florals were added after the stenciling and the boxes and bullets were added last. It is SO hard to not add any dimensional items but that’s just outside of reason for me since I want this to be really functional for me. I found a perfect quote, added that and we were ready to plan!


Here’s the first “out of the planner” look.



And this is what it looks like side by side.


Thanks for bearing with me while I deviate from my norm.

Hopefully, one of you will be inspired to get creative with what you have or need and where you are in life right now!

Creative Embellishments is here to help!

See you next time!


Creative Embellishments products used:

Ivy Stencil