Autumn Foliage Planner Clip

Hi everyone! I am back with a planner clip I created for Momenta! With Autumn only a couple of days away I decided I wanted to create a planner clip in a Fall theme for my planner.

I started with one of the binder clips from the The Explorer Journal Binder Clips.
I placed a piece of 5/8″ stretch elastic around an ink pen and the edges of the binder clip before cutting. Since ink pens are different sizes I didn’t include the measurement. You do want the elastic to be a little snuggle so your ink pen won’t fall out of the clip.
I adhered each side of the elastic to either side of the clip.
I cut two piece of cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad slightly larger…height wise and adhered the bottom of each piece to either side of the clip. I cut on either side of the elastic the cardstock and folded the middle piece under.
I adhered the “tabs” of the leftover cardstock that was cut over the backside of each side of the clip.
I cut a couple of leaves from crinoline fabric using the Leaves, Acorn and Wood Grain Cut and Emboss Templates. Also if you didn’t know Momenta has a new Diecut Machine too. 😊
I watercolored the leaves with an assortment of orange, yellow and brown inks.

I adhered a piece of ric rac and gems to one side of the clip. I added one leaf to the corner of the clip, a couple of sequins, thread and cording to the center of the leaf.
I clipped the planner clip to one of my notebooks and then added an ink pen. 
It’s a perfect and stylish way to keep my ink pen handy. 
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As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
5/8″ Stretch Elastic
Crinoline Fabric
Ric Rac
Inks: Orange, Yellow and Brown
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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Daydream Paper Clip

Hi everyone! I want to share another project, a paper clip I altered, that was shown in ClearSnap’s booth this past January at Creativation .

I placed the cloud stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and I stamped randomly on one side of the folded piece of cardstock. I inked an Art Dauber with Bahama Premium Dye Ink and lightly ink edges of banner and the cloud images.

I cut the stamped clouds cardstock 8″x3 1/2″ and fold in half, 4″x3 1/2″. I cut a “v” in the end of cardstock to create a banner.

I placed the Daydream stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an acrylic block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. Next I cut and folded, inked the edges with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I cut two smaller banners from patterned cardstock and slide all stamped and patterned cardstocks around the jumbo paper clip and adhered together.

I punched out a mini butterfly from cardstock and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked the mini butterfly, adhered to the “Daydream” banner and add a Black Gem to the body.

I placed the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked the stamp with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White CardstockNext I placed the “filled in” image of Butterfly stamp onto an acrylic block or Precision Press…be sure to line up the stamp with the stamped Butterfly cardstock image…ink the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamp on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I inked three art daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: RoseRaspberry and Dandelion and inked the majority of the wings with Rose Premium Dye Ink, ink a small portion of the wings, next to the brown, with Raspberry Premium Dye Ink and the inner and the outer portions of the wings with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.

I adhered the butterfly to paper clip banner, added three Black Gems to the body and clear glitter glue to the dots on the butterfly. I looped several gold metallic and yellow threads and glue underneath the butterfly.


ColorBox: Art Daubers
4″ Jumbo Paper Clip
Gold Metallic and Yellow Thread
Clear Glitter Glue
Various Patterned and White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired)/MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini Butterfly Punch

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Mermaid Planner Clips

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick post on a few planner clips I made for my traveler’s notebook. I had been searching for the Mermaid Diecut from Spellbinders…everyone much love this diecut because it was so hard to find. But I finally found it and here they are! 

I used a shimmery cardstock for the tails and on the blond haired mermaid I added mini gems for some extra sparkle.

I put them together and adhered a paperclip to the back.

Also since the face is all one diecut I had to color in the eyes/eyelashes with a Sharpie marker and chalk the cheeks with my pastels. I think they look great in my traveler’s notebook. 😊 As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #282-283
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Snowflake Egg Carton

Hi there! How was  everyone’s Christmas? I had a nice time. My son and daughter in law came in and we exchanged presents on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas Day we went to my mother in law’s at 10:00AM did the gift exchange with her and my step daughters and their husbands and then at 12:30 ran to my parents to do the same thing again plus we had dinner. As I said it was nice but after two days of nonstop “partying” I was ready to get back into my normal routine and get back to crafting.                
Well, anyway, I wanted to share the second half of a project for a swap I was in. The first half of the swap I altered a paper bag and you can find that post HERE.

I painted a six count egg carton that I had purchased at Hobby Lobby in Folk Art Faded Jade acrylic paint and sealed with Antique Mod Podge. I cut a snowflake patterned cardstock from the Prima Sweet Peppermint collection which I adhered to the top of the lid. Next I cut a Snowflake Rosette from Merry & Bright Collection and put together according to the direction. I added a gold circle, a small snowflake ornament, sequin and Dew Drop to the center of the snowflake diecut. 

I adhered seam binding and ribbon above the “clasp” to dress it up.

 The inside I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit the inside of the lid and the fun part…filling it with GOODIES!!!

I added candy, handmade planner clips, bits and pieces of ribbons, buttons, etc. that my swap partner Lisa can eat while crafting. 😄

I also added a Santa pen that I found at the Target Dollar Spot to the package. Isn’t it so adorable? As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.
Well, there you have it…my last post of 2016. For the 2017 year I have written down some goals of what I want to accomplish (fingers crossed) 😊. This past year was a very crazy, sad, topsy turvy year to say the least and my crafting mojo went on vacation. So here’s to a better and more creative 2017!  

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Easy Peasy Flower Planner Paper Clips

Hi everyone!  This month on Eileen Hull’s inspiration team we where each challenged to create a project in 10 minutes or less using one of Eileen’s diecut. Well, let me say I never create something in 10 minutes let a lone in an hour. I am notorious for arranging and rearranging cardstock and embellishments for what seems like hours until I get the look I want.

After thinking and looking at all of my wonderful Eileen Hull diecuts I decided that I would create something useful for my planner and this is what I came up with. I started with Buttons, Border and Trim diecut and different colors of scraps of felt I had on hand.

After cutting out several flowers and leaves I added a little Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac to the back of each flower, layering two to three flowers together and adhering to the paper clip and the leaves/lace and Ric Rac to the back of the paper clips.

I finished off with sequins, buttons and Dew Drops and now I can “pretty up” my planner! These where so quick and under 10 minutes to do. I know I will be making more of these.

For more inspiration check out Eileen Hull’s blog HERE.  If you have any questions please let me know.
Supplies Used: Eileen Hull: Buttons, Border and Trim diecut, Felt, Sequins, Buttons, Lace, Ric Rac, Paper Clips, Thread, Dew Drops, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!