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Saturday, March 25, 2017

My Happy Planner Haul and a Sticky Note Book!

 I wasn't sure if the new items that were coming out were going to come to my areas stores, so I decided to order directly from the Happy Planner store.  I got my package and I do love it!
 Look at all of the loveliness that I got!
 They have new sticky notes...
 ...new stickers...
 ...new page dashboard/dividers and long sticky notes and mini pages...
 ...and a new sticker storage book.  People have been making them, so Happy Planner has decided to make one of their own.  I loved it, but I didn't use it for stickers!
 Isn't it cute?  It is perfect for storage for stickers (obviously) but also for sticky notes.  I have collected quite a bit of them, now I can find them easily.
 I had mini notes that were on plastic pieces that were punched.  They came with kits I bought.
 I adhered the long sticky notes on a paper, and added it to the book...
 ...same as these sticky page markers/flags.
 These come on pre-punched pages, so I just put them in the book.
I love how this is going to work out...no more trying to find all of my notes, they are all in one place!

How do you organize your sticky notes?

Have a crafty good day!
Michelleđź’–

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Birthday Card for my Daughter

Here is the third project using the 4 Panel Twist Card style I found on YouTube by Sincerely Rita.
I love this!!!  They are so much fun to make!
 This size card is actually an 8x8" card.  Sincerely Rita gave instructions for three sizes, but my brain went on and decided that I needed to figure out a different size, so I did.  I figured out the dimensions for this 8x8" card, and for a 10x10" card.  I haven't fully tested the 10x10" size yet, but when I do, I will give you all those dimensions as I figured them.  I used this cool paper line by Glitz, called "Birthday Wishes."  I fell in love with it!
 One thing I did this time was that I covered the entire inside of the card base before attaching the mechanism and the panel to the inside of the card.  I think it made the card sturdier, and it worked out nicely!
 So, I oopsied again, this picture is sideways, but you get the idea.  I cut out pieces to make the panel be part of the "message of the card".  The bottom "post card" is where we wrote our personal message.
Here is the card standing up.  It worked out great, and she loved it, and I loved making it!  I need to see what else I can so with this card style!

Have a creative day!
Michelleđź’–

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My "Gigantic Twist Pop Up Panel" Album

 Here is project #2 using Sincerely Rita's tutorial on a Gigantic Twist Pop Up Panel Card.  Please go check out her tutorials, they are really wonderful!  I had this page kit that I got when Jackie and I went to an all day scrap put on by Embellish It!  I thought this would be the perfect collection to use for my album, and it was.
 Since the gigantic part means it is 12x12, I decided to make this into an album, rather than a card.  This is my cover.  I only used the supplies from the paper collection and some yellow card stock from my stash.  In the video she used large paper, but I didn't have paper that was 12x24", so I made hinges from card stock and attached the papers to create the size I needed.
 When you open the card, it is GIGANTIC and has LOTS OF ROOM for lots of pictures of someone's special day.
 I love how it all turned out!
 On each of the panels I attached the cards only on the edges, so that pictures or tags could be set behind them.

 I created a pocket for a mini tag here.
 This is cool!  The panels are 6x9" each.  I had 6x9" envelopes that I adhered to the back of the two middle panels so that I could add huge tags.  (MORE PICTURE ROOM!!!)
 Here are the front of the tags...
 ...and the back of the tags.
And here I was trying to show the way that the envelopes are attached to the two middle panels of the pop up.

It turned out SO DARN CUTE!  and really big enough for a "mini" album of a day in the life of a birthday girl!

I hope you enjoyed this little post.  Go make one for yourself!!!  They are addictive...you will see how addicted I am next week!

Michelleđź’–

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The "Four Twist Pop Up Panel" Mini Album

Hi all!

First off, I want you to know that this is not my invention.  I found the most wonderful tutorial on YouTube and I tried it and it was AMAZING!

You can find the video here, 4 Twist Pop Up Panel Mini Album Tutorial.   It is by Sincerely Rita...and she has me hooked on this  type of project.    I also used the tutorial for her large card, and you can find that video here, Large Twist Pop Up Panel Card Tutorial.  I have made three different projects using this style of card, and I want to share my first one with you here.

PLEASE GO CHECK HER VIDEOS OUT!!!

 Of course I had to make a mini album!  I used the mini album tutorial, but used the large card tutorial, so my mini album is 6x6".  The paper line I used was by Bo Bunny, called "Modern Miss."  I loved the papers and embellishments, but had it for a while in my stash, until this perfect project came around.
 The book is covered by a belly band I created out of card stock, ribbon and some of the layered chip board stickers in the kit.
 Some of the pages incorporate the four panel pop up...  (Sorry, this picture is sideways!!!)
 ...and some have pockets for tags and what not.
There are also some large pull outs for the album so that more things can be added to the book.
 I had made the "Polaroid" shaped tags ages ago, and decided to use them in this book.
 I kept the pages simple so that the pictures I will add will be the focus of the page.

 I love this view master!!!
 The way the pages are attached created the pockets for the pull out cards.
 I can't wait to fill this up with fun times.
I hope you like this mini album, and I hope you stop on over to see her tutorials.

I have two more projects I made with this style of card...Stay tuned!

Michelleđź’–

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Zipper Pocket for your Happy Planner

 I love my Happy Planner.  You may recall a previous post I did on my set up for 2017 with the pocket pages being used as the tabbed dividers?  Well, I have a mini Happy Planner that I keep in my purse for quick on the go stuff.  I put events in the calendar, and I have note pages for lists, etc.  I can't always carry the big planner, so having the "satellite" planner works well.

Anyway...I was at Michael's and they have a huge selection these days of new planner things for their line of planners.  I say these and had to have them as I knew they would work in my Happy Planners.

The small pockets are very cool!  They also have Accessory Packs that contain stickers, a ruler, washi tape, some clips and a cool zipper bag.
 Isn't the tape pretty!?!?  They have four different packs that I saw.  I bought 2 of them.  (But, I'm only showing one).  I have wanted a ruler for my planner, and it fits into the pocket of my planner cover perfectly.
 So, here is what is SO STINKING COOL ABOUT THESE...They are NOT PUNCHED!!!  I guess they figured that you would want to punch the pockets however you wanted to punch them!!! (Or even not punch them at all!)

I was just so happy when I saw this!!!  I raced home and tried it, and it WORKED!
 The zipper pocket fits PERFECTLY into my mini Happy Planner!!!  Can you believe it???

I bought two of the accessory packs, so I made one for my big planner as well.  This is a discovery that is just too cool to keep to myself!!!  I put stamps and address labels and paper clips in this.  Ohhhh the giddy giddy giddiness!!!

Happy Planning!!

Michelleđź’–

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Mini Album Challenge for Myself

 I was kinda bored the other day and was trying to do something creative to maybe get my mojo working.  I had made this album a while ago, at the last CK Convention.  It was a kit that I bought, and it turned out super cute, but I had a TON of leftovers.  What to do?
 I dug into my stash and found this mini album with pocket pages by SEI.  I decided to make a mini album, no real theme, but something simple that could be used for any occasion.  I used one of the journaling cards for the title of the album.  I added the teal/glittered paper from my stash to set off the title page, and I added brads from my stash.
 I took one of the pocket pages and my Fuse tool and created a quad-sequin page.  Inside, I took some of the leftover stickers, put them back to back and added them to the sequins.  It turned out really neat.
 I decorated the inside front cover as well, so another picture could be placed.
 I made several pages, but I'm just showing you a few.
 I had a bunch of stuff leftover, including stickers and washi tape!
 This album will be great for a day event, maybe a birthday party.
 I love the colors, and I love that I used up the leftovers and they didn't go to waste.
 I also decorated the back page of the album as well.

Leftovers can make a great second project!

Happy stash busting!

Michelleđź’–