Monday, April 20, 2015

Planners | From Scrapbooking Goodies to Planner Goodies



Hello there! It's Sam the #plannernerd to share how I use some of the Sop Evalicious new release in my planners. I actually started scrapbooking and card-making 4 years ago. And as time passed by, life getting more hectic with my2-year-old and also my little online store, scrapbooking has became a luxury for my hectic schedule. I am still shopping for pretty scrapbooking papers, stickers and stamps although i don't really use them for scrapbooking layout per-se. I always like to use these pretty scrapbooking goodies in my planners and I am going to show you some of the planner DIY ideas today. 

** For those who are interested in getting Shop Evalicious goodies, scroll to the bottom of the blog post for a 15% discount code**


Today I am using various goodies (puffy stickers, badges and stamp sets) from Life's Sweet collection to make bookmarks and paper clips. Nothing beats making cutesy paper clips to brighten up my planners.


I stamped a number bubble tea and coffee cup images and use Prismacolor to colour them. It took me a while to colour them because this is my second time using colour pencils. I love that the stamp set comes with cute smiley face, bubbles and hearts (for the milk tea) and also hand-written sentiments. I also stamp the banner (that says Life Is Sweet) using my water-colour stamp pad from Kodomo no Kao (my bestie got it for me from Japan). 


and now, let's get started to turn these scrapbooking goodies into planner goodies =)

1. Cute badge paper clips


These badges are so cute but it would be too bulky to be use in the planner pages. So I turned them into paper clips. All you need is hot melt glue (or any strong adhesive), paper clips, badges and a piece of felt. I cut some circle shaped felt pieces (or faux leather) by using the circle foam adhesive from the back of the badge as template.


Then position the paper clips (make sure the image on the badges are not up-side down or side way) and add a dollop of hot glue, and cover it up with felt / paper / faux leather. I am using faux leather here because I have so much pleather left over from making fauxdori previously.


These cute paperclips are so easy to make and it literally took up 5 mins to make a bunch of these!

2. Puffy Sticker Paper Clips


Agan, puffy stickers are so cute and perfect for scrapbooking layouts / project life pages. But adhering them on planner pages might cause some bulk and make writing on the back page a tad difficult. So I was thinking why not may these cute bubble tea stickers into paper clips?


All you need to do is adhere the puffy stickers to a piece of scrap paper / felt / pleather and cut around it to cover up the sticky part. To ensure the stickers and paper clips would adhere properly, I added hot glue wall over the back of the sticker and cover it up with felt / pleather.


I have also adhere two pieces of banner shaped puffy stickers together and make reversible paper clips.

3. Turn Stamp Image into Magnetic Book Mark


I stamped and color in a bunch of coffee cups and bubble tea. Then I took my own sweet time to fussy cut each of them. Did I mention fussy cutting could be so therapeutic? Then I trace the image of the cup on a piece of colour cardstock (which you can use white cardstock or patterned papers too).


Then I cut out the traced image for all the cups and milk tea. 
p.s. I cut an extra flap for each traced image as show above so that I could attached the two pieces together. 


I attached the stamped image and cardstock together with glue stick (just applied glue on the extra flap part.)


I laminated all the images and cut them out again. You would need magnetic tapes (or mini magnet disc) which I got mine from Daiso.


I cut out 4 pieces of magnetic tapes for the coffee cup bookmark.




To attach the magnetic tapes, I peel off the backing and attach two pieces on the inside of the bookmark. Then put the other two pieces on top of the adhered magnet tape (to ensure there are align properly).

These is how the magnet tapes look like when they are aligned properly. And now you have a cute magnetic bookmark.
(I made these magnetic bookmark by referring to this awesome tutorial by Under A Cherry Tree.)


And after an hour of stamping, colouring, cutting and gluing paper clips, I have a bunch of cute paper clips for myself and my planner friends. I hope for those who don't scrapbook or make project life pages, would find some ways to use these cute scrapbooking supplies in your planners.

And here's the discount code for enjoy 15% off Shop Evalicious goodies: HAPPIESCRAPPIE15 and shop here =) *Happy Shopping! - it's time to grab some cute puffy stickers and typewriter stamps!)

For more ideas for making planner goodies, refer to the previous blog post:

Xoxo,
Sam

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Planners | Daisy Day Planner & #listersgottalist

Hello everyone! Today it's Sam here to show you how I use the A5 sized inserts in my creative planner. I am using a number of planners - normally personal sized are for my daily use. But for my creative outlet, I am switching in between the A5 sized planners that I have in my collection. I am using A5 sized as my creative planners because I do need plenty of space for my doodling, painting and collage etc.


So this month Cori from @theresetgirl has hosted a List Challenge called #listersgottalist (which you can find more info here). I decided to jump on the bandwagon and join this fun challenge. I want to make it fun and do-able for me so I decided to go minimalist, and do them on Daisy Day planner week-on-one-page inserts. All I need to do is to bring some project life cards / journalling cards, stickers, washi tapes and a pen then I can actually jot down the list anytime, anywhere.



I printed the list of a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it down to A5 sized, punched holes and slot it into my creative planner. I just decorated the list with some stickers and die cuts that are in the Daisy Day Planner April kit.


Instead of stamping dates on the weekly inserts, I added some circle dot stickers (which I colour with copic markers earlier) and stamp the numbers with the cute little wooden stamps from April kit. I love how simple & cute it turned out.


So this is my first week challenge - I skipped some of the list because i have no inspiration on what to write for the particular topics yet - I will revisit the topics whenever I have time or I will just skip the topic if I really have nothing on my list. I am trying to keep it fun and simple for my hectic schedule. I said hectic schedule because my toddler is having 2 weeks Easter break at the moment and staying home with him 24/7 makes me have lesser me-time and working hours.


Here's the close up of the 1st week challenge - I just use up some stickers and washi tapes that I have prep earlier and leave on my work desk. And the rest of the weekly pages have been decorated briefly - I can add in more stickers whenever time permits or I am happy to just write down the daily list.





Thanks for looking! And I hope you have fun planning and being creative with these super versatile Daisy Day Planner kits!

Xoxo,
Sam

Planners | How To Make Your Own Watercolor Planner Stickers & Free Printables


Hello everyone! This is Sam here today to share how I use Shop Evalicious Stamp sets in my planner. I have been guilty as charged as I haven't been scrapping or making Project Life pages at all these few months. I only scrap some random 12x12 pages for assignments once in a while. I still have a bunch of scrapbooking supplies so one of my goal this year is to put them to good use - on my planner pages.


So one of my favourite way to use my scrapbooking supplies - ink and stamps is to make my own stickers. All you need to do is to stamp on white sticker papers (preferably matte sticker sheets which you can get from Amazon). 


I stamped on the sticker sheet using Versacolor and Versafine in black. I am not a fussy stamper - as in it would not bother me if I didn't get a perfect stamped image. 


If you would like to add water-colour or copic markers to colour the image after stamping, remember to use Memento Black (for copic markers) and Versafine Black (for water colour).



I love fussy cutting all the stamp image and keep them for future use. Sometimes I keep them in a flower shaped paint dish and place it on my work desk to avoid 'out of sight, out of mind'.


I haven;'t been doing Project Life pages at all - but documenting my daily life in my creative planner is one of the way to keep me going, using my scrapbooking supplies in a fun way too!


I was inspired by these Target Dollar Spot notepads and stationeries and decided to make some printable for my planners. If you are interested in getting these printables for your planner, since these Target Dollar Spot goodies are only available in US.

All you need to do is to print them on A4 or Letter sized paper (do not fit to print, choose 100% scale)
Please take note that these printables are for personal use, do not share the actual file / downloadable link on your blog/ website. Instead, link this blog post up and send your lovely friends here. Your lovely comments and requests would keep me motivated in creating more and more printables in the future!



Thanks for dropping by and I hope you would start having fun with your stamps and planners!

Xoxo,
Sam

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