Pop of Pink Online Workshop Reveal

We are now in the last few days of sign up for the Pop of Pink online workshop, I adore these products and have literally been waiting to use them since I first laid my glittery little eyeballs on it in the catalogue.

To enable you to see the products in their full glory and for full workshop details you can watch HERE!

Please remember that this is for an online workshop which will take place over the weekend of the 21st April, you can participate at a later date if you wish and you will have the links to the exclusive online videos and tutorials to use at any time.

As a little thank you gift, anyone who signs up to this kit via myself will receive the kit to make the flamingo notebook as a bonus! This can be used as a stand alone notebook or in an A6 Traveler’s Notebook.

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Teamie Tuesday!

Stampin’ Up! Really is for all levels of crafter and the products can be used in a variety of ways! In my little team we have scrapbookers, smashbookers, card makers, mixed media artists and many more talents. To showcase these to you I came up with “Teamie Tuesday” each week I will set a challenge and my team will interpret that anyway they wish and will make a project to show on their blogs and social media. This week, as some  are very new and have only just received their kit, I set the challenge of just making anything from their kit!

Due to the workshop this weekend I haven’t really had time to craft much but I have been making bows!! Yup bows haha!

I actually forgot how much I love my envelope punch board and every scrap of paper gets turned into a bow (and then stolen by one of my daughters the cheeky monkeys).


When I first purchased the envelope punch board I made lots of these in various sizes and attatched them to paperclips for my planners, here’s how to make them;

Cut 3 lengths of DSP at; 6″X1″ , 3.5″ x 1″ , .25″ x 1.25″


Take your biggest strip and place a corner in the centre of the punch:


Punch!

Do that for all 4 corners:


Place one end of the DSP at 3″ and punch, then flip and do the other side:


Use the bone folder that comes with the board and gently run over the back of the paper so that it bend in.


Take your glue (I use glue dots) and glue each end to the centre:


Set that to one side!

Take the middle piece of paper and punch on the short sides:


And then at 1.75″ on both of the long sides:


Pop your glue dot on the centre and attatched the bow:


You can use a pen to round the bow and give it dimension or flatten it to use on projects like scrapbooking. I like to use double sided papers and revers the pattern for the bottom and smallest piece as it gives a nice contrast, they also look amazing in black and gold.

To purchase any of the above products you can visit my shop HERE… don’t forget to use the hostes code 7TY39NVG for a free gift from me with a spend over £20!

Please pop over to read the blogs of the rest of my teamies, some are new and would love the support!

Alyson – Scarlet Moon Crafts

Kelly – The Crafty Bat

Louise – Slow Cooking Crafty Girl

How to make a pocket folder for a Midori/Traveler’s Notebook

This folder was actually very simple to make, you only need a few supplies and can change the style of pockets to suit your planning needs. To view the video tutorial of this please click HERE.

You will need:

A4 card 

Designer Series Paper

Adhesive

Paper Trimmer/Scissors and ruler

Paper scorer

Magnetic or Velcro closure

How To:

  • First up you need to cut 4 pieces of DSP, 1 at 24cm x 12cm and 3 at 12cm x 6cm
  • Then with a scoring board or tool you need to score the biggest piece (with the 24cm being the top and the 12cm being the sides) at 1cm, 2cm and 3cm from each side and 1cm from the bottom
  • Score each of the 3 small pieces at 1cm on both of the sides (12cm being top and bottom and 6cm being the sides)
  • While you have your scoring board out, score the back plate (the a4 piece of card) at 11cm, 12cm, 23cm, 25cm
  • Use your bone folder to fold each score line, on the back plate, in the same direction and set aside.
  • Take the biggest piece of DSP and fold the scored edges in an accordion so it forms a kind of spring, fold the bottom piece over and add adhesive to each of the 3 flaps, line up with one of the sections on the back plate and press down.
  • With each of the 3 small card pockets you need to fold the flaps over and add adhesive to them, then add a small amount to the bottom of each pocket and adhere to the other section of the back plate.
  • Round the corners on the section of the back plate that will become the closure and attach the magnetic or velcro closure.
  • Make a small V in the top and bottom of the 1cm section that will be where your elastics fit, using some sharp pointed scissors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial : How to make an easy folder for a Traveler’s Notebook

Last week I set up my A6 UglyDori with designer papers from Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta range, I love how fun and bright it is but my black purse was making me sad! I wanted something to go round it which would double up as a recipt holder.

I took some Emerald Envy A4 card stock and measured the width of an insert when open, I then added 1/2″ to either side and cut the card down to that. This would work for any size folder but for anything taller than an a6 you’d need 12×12″ cardstock or designer paper.

I love how it covers My purse but it could be used for inserts or as a stand alone folder.

To see the video tutorial click HERE!

Traveler’s Notebook set up tutorial : with Stampin’ Up! Birthday Fiesta

Stampin’ Up! Have pulled the piñata out the bag with these amazingly colourful papers, as soon as I opened them and had a good look I knew I wanted to use them somewhere I’d get to see them and enjoy them, my a6 UglyDori has had the same “Harry Potter” theme for a while now and these papers and stamps where to delicious to not use in there.

I love it!! You can see the full process video HERE where I explain step by step.

Tutorial : How to make dashboards for a Travellers Notebook

A few people, via social media, have asked how I made the dashboard that sits in the front and back of my travellers notebook. I promised that I would sit and film a tutorial and I finally managed to film, edit and upload it. It actually came as perfect timing as I wanted to make my lovely friend one for her TN.

I think they make a lovely accessory to the planners and give you extra storage in the front and back without having to make extra pockets, I use my front pocket for post it notes and the back for stickers.

Most importantly these can be made cheaply and allow you to change the papers out as often as you like, something which the laminated dashboards don’t allow with ease. The down side to these are that they are not as durable as the laminated dashboards, but for a few pence each, I can live with that!

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These are the tools needed to make the dashboard, I used a Fuse Tool and a paper trimmer but you don’t need them, you could also hand stitch the pockets.

This is the end result. The top of both the pockets open which allows the papers inside to be changed easily and doubles up as storage for stickers or important letters etc.

To view the tutorial click HERE!