Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Planner Tassel Tutorial

Today I am on Timeless Twine for Technique Tuesday. I decided I would make a planner tassel and show you how. I used Watermelon Sorbet twine. I know a video would have been better but today has been super busy so hopefully you will understand my tutorial

First I started out with 3 strands of twine and tied a knot at the end and braided it. 


I used a 6x6 paper pad to wrap the twine around. You can use a paper pad, scrap chipboard, cd case or even a video case just as long as it will make your tassel the length you want. 
Wrap the twine around quite a bit to get a full tassel. 



Pull it off the paper pad carefully



Tie some twine in the center, make sure to tie it once and then tie it again in a knot.



Then I tie my braid around it. I have done this another way before also by just sticking it through the top after I am done with the tassel which works well too. This is just a quick alternative. I think I like the other way better to be honest but this is what I did for this particular tassel. 

Gather the twine as shown below





Figure out how far down top section to be and tie a knot around it. Hold the one end down with the bottom section and take the other end and continue to wrap around the top over and over until you like the look of it. Take tweezers or something you can stick up from the bottom to grab that end piece and pull it through to hide the end. Now you can tie it on your favorite planner! 






Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Hippo Slider Card

Today I am on Timeless Twine and it is "Move it Monday" so we are to make something with movement in it. I struggled all day with mojo and then I decided I would make a slider card because I love them so. I do have an obsession with Hippos and this is something to do with my daughter. We have always collected them so I was thinking about some of the cute hippos we have in our collection. 

We both love pink and so I used some cute pink papers from my friend Brianna (love her!) and they were from various paper collections she sent me. I believe these were from Dear Lizzy. I also used some fabulous papertrey ink paper my friend Kim sent me...man I have some awesome friends right! 

Papertrey ink paper is such a great weight. I don't like the way it cuts in my cameo necessarily to use all the time but to use it with dies is AWESOME!

I used a lawn fawn die set (Stitched journal card) to get this cute little banner flags and hearts.

Sequins are from Bella Creationz and I just grabbed from a mixture. I used Bubblegum Pink twine. I also used the "happy" from the Happy Days Stamp set to stamp the letters on the banner.

And to make it more sparkly (although you might miss it) Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.

The Hippo is from Miss Kates Cuttables.












 Products used (links above in my post)








Sunday, March 1, 2015

New clips

Thought I would share some new clips I am either working on or adding to the store. Here is a few pics










Saturday, February 28, 2015

Plan a Shaker Saturday

Today I am on Timeless Twine and it is "Shaker Saturday" and since I have recently gotten into planners I wanted to combine my love of making paperclips with my design team project so a shaker clip was born!

I created the owl file in my silhouette program from scratch. Believe it or not my first run of this worked as far as sizing and everything! I used some clear acetate and cut two circles of it one for the first layer and then I cut multiple layers of the paper to create a raised area for the sequins to sit in cause I was not going to attempt pop dots or foam tape. Then I used another circle of acetate to seal it up and another layer for the back. I love this little clip! The sequins move around great, although I would prefer to use a smaller sequin in this size it still shakes even though it is a small space.

The colors are a fushia pink and a really pretty turquoise color. I used the Raspberry Pink to create a fun tassel to tie onto my planner and a mix of sequins. Some are not in the shop yet (stars etc) but you can find a bunch of mixes Stacy has in the store and more to come!

I didn't actually stamp anything in my planner because the month we are on is Green in my planner and so it just didn't go with the colors I have here so I just moved to a page in my planner that looked good with my tassel and clip. But check out Bella Creationz planner stamps in the shop!









Sunday, February 22, 2015

Planner Sunday with Minnie

Today I am on Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz and its a Plannerd Sunday. So I busted out the Erin Condren and used My "Plannerd Stamp Sets" and decorated up my planner. The stamps are so versatile it just works. The lines from the first Plannerd set fits perfectly in the squares. I love that you have a variety of shapes to use as check offs.

I use a Frixon pen so it is erasable and that is a lifesaver. All the supplies I used are listed below. The pages pretty much speak for themselves what I did to them. I like to have a memo or a To do list for various days and my Top 5 is my wish list. Trust me I didn't finish it but I have two more things I can add!!

If you are a PlanNERD you really should grab the planning sets by Bella Creationz.













Bella Creationz Stamps
Plannerd Set 
Plannerd Set 2
Day of the week journaling cards (soon to come)
Noted shaped graph card (soon to come)




Friday, February 13, 2015

You Da Balm!

Its my design team day for Timeless Twine/Bella Creationz and I decided since one of the requirements was to use Strawberry Cupcake twine to do a "Balm Box". I took an ornament box I had purchased in silhouette store and reduced it down and made some modifications to create this little box for the balm to sit in. I should have done a decorative frame around the opening but hey I am super busy!

The box was easy to construct. I do want to make more of these when I have time to create my own file. I see things I will do differently. Have you tried these EOS lip balms? If not...where have you been cause they are seriously da balm!!! I love them and plan to buy lots of them.

I think it will be something I will start buying ahead and give as gifts to my friends. I know you can grab some sets at Sams or Costco pretty reasonable.

I used some sequin mix on my little tag. The tag was stamped using the Bella Creationz "Happy Days" Stamp set. Grab this set it has all occassions on it!

Links below to products!!













Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Walking Dead Paperclips

Hey everyone!! I am back from vacation and gearing up for opening my store and I am a big walking dead fan so here is new clips that will be sold soon!! Message me if you want additional information!! My email link and social medias are at the top right of my blog!! Thank you!