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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

Anna-Karin

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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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