Jump Start Your Fitness Motivation With This Be Active Art Journal DIY!


Hello everyone! It is Anna-Karin here with a fun and easy tutorial for you. We have had a very weird and cold spring, and then suddenly overnight it became summer. We have some ferns in the garden and I bet they grew almost 12 inches just in a day or two. It is amazing to see and it is so nice to spend time outdoors.

For today's project, I used Planner themed stamps, dies and stickers by Katelyn Lizardi. These are meant to for planners, but you can use them for lots of other types of projects too: such as cardmaking, scrapbooking and art journaling. I always liked small stamps and dies since they can be used to add little details to a project, or for instance, placed on a journaling block or on a little tag. Inspired by the cute bicycle stamp, I decided to to a bright page about my bike rides and walks. At the moment, I am walking much more than cycling, since my little one loves to sit in his stroller and we go for long walks together.


These are the products that I used: Color Your Planner Stickers, Travel Planner, Health & Fitness Planner, and Birthday Planner.


Start by stamping the bike, camera, shoe and arrow with different Archival Inks on Specialty Stamping paper.


Use the coordinating dies to die cut the shapes, with this sandwich: Sizzix Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.


Continue until you have enough shapes. If you decorate your planner, you could do lots of these in one go and have them ready.


These sticker sets are meant to be colored and contain lots of fun words and details. I colored mine with Scribble Sticks and turned the pigment into watercolor with a paint brush and water.


Die cut squares from white sticky-Back canvas, using this sandwich: Multipurpose Platform Tab 2, Cutting Pad, canvas, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.


I wanted these to be a background element on my page.


They were scribbled with the Scribble Sticks and then water was applied with a paint brush.


I worked in Dina Wakley's Media Journal, which has four different types of surfaces: cotton rag watercolor paper, kraft paper, burlap and canvas. I used a watercolor page and painted it with watercolors. The colorful bikes look really cute lined up.


I colored one sticker shoe and left the stamped shoes uncolored. The background was stamped with words from the three stamp and die sets that I used.


I just love these cute cameras, and they work for so many different themes.


The stickers would also look great on a scrapbooking layout. I die cut a title from the new Sizzix Brite-Ons paper, using one of the Thin Traveler Words dies by Tim Holtz. 'Wander' is a favorite word of mine.


The stamp and die sets have lots of great little details, such as the arrow location mark and the small scalloped sentiment label.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspired you to use some small stamps and dies.

Thank you so much for watching!

Happy Crafting!



Other supplies:

  • Ranger Archival Ink: Garden Patina, Buttercup, Tiger Lily, Vivid Chartreuse, Jet Black
  • Ranger Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
  • Ranger Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Ranger - Specialty Stamping Paper, White Sticky-Back Canvas
  • Prima Wrought Iron Dresden Trim
  • Watercolor paint

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