Here is a quick flip though of my 2014 December Daily album. I was so proud of myself that I finished it last year. I'm still working on the 2015 one, but I have to work on my taxes first, then I will get back to it. But I will make sure to share it will all of you when I'm done.
I'm starting the New Year off right with a fun planner haul from Target's Dollar Spot. I hope everyone's year is filled with happiness, good times, and lots of success.
I just made a little video showing off my Erin Condren Life Planner, and my new Halloween Planner covers. I go into how I have set up my planner. A little about how I use it to help me organize my on-line businesses like Etsy and Ebay shops. How I use it to track my health, and household goals. Also, how I use my dashboards, and the notes section of the planner as well. I'm still getting use to my new set up, but it seems to be working out for me so far. I'll keep you updated.
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This has been such a busy month. TONS and Tons of gift giving. I was starting to get really board of wrapping paper. And I wanted my birthday gifts to have a very different feel than the Christmas gift so I decided to decorate them with washi tape. Here are the three different ways I go through in the video. A picture of my homemade tag template is bellow in case you want to make one for yourself, as well as a list of supplies.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a little birthday party. It was an informal get together. Just a few friends around a table having a tea party to tell her just how happy we all were that she was born. I had the present all wrapped, and her card all made, but I wanted to do a little something extra. I had no idea what we would be having at the tea party. If there would be a cake or cupcakes, but I wanted to make some thing festive to dress up the table. So I ended up making these little party decorations out of straws. I figured if they were on pretty straws they could go into drinks, or I could stick them into the cake, or just push them into the center piece on the table to give it a pop of birthday cheer. After I finished making them I realized just how versatile these little guys are. Besides being able to just stick them around the table you could always just pop them onto a present to give your packaging a little extra humph. Just cut down the straw a little bit and tape them on the gift. Or put them into the band on a party hat. Or what I ended up doing was was sticking them in the birthday girls hair as a hair stick. I'm probably going to make a few more of these in different colors to have on had. They are the perfect thing to grab and go when you have that dreaded last minute gift you forgot to wrap. Its construction is explained in the video below. The measurements of the circles I used are 2 1/4 inch diameter for the plane circle. The scallop circle is 2 1/2 inch diameter. Also, If you don't live near a target or they no longer carry these straws I have linked to similar ones on Amazon as well as grey and white polka dot washi tape to make the little flag with.
I bought the whole set of the Jenni Bowlin vintage book cover stamps. They are just so much fun. They are the perfect size for little note cards, or present topper gift cards. Below is a video on how I made this adorable little note card.
- Card Base Measures 3 by 4 3/4 inches
- Score at 2 1/2. The 2 1/2 measurement is the back of the card. I left some room on the side on the front of the card for the border punch to show.
- the border punch measures 3 inches long
- the tickets that I put on the front to cover up the words on the original stamping are 5/16 by 1 and 7/16 inch (the 1st ticket on the EK success ticket punch)
- the ticket on the inside is the 2nd ticket on the EK success ticket punch 1 by 2 3/16 inch
Jenni Bowlin Studio - Grocers List-- EK Success Punch, Photo Labels-- Hero Arts Stamps EVERYDAY SAYINGS cl342-- DMC Cotton Thread Blue Embrodary Floss-- Fiskars Border Punch, Apron Lace-- StazOn Ink, Jet Black-- Ranger Liquid Pearls, White Opal-- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo-- Neenah Kraft Cardstock -- My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing paper-- Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive-- Scotch Tape Glider-- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board-- Tonic Studios Snips-- Fiskars Compact Stamp Press-- Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer
After buying so many new washi tape rolls I had to figure out some new ways to use them to justify my purchases. Here is my first new way to put my beautiful new washi tapes to work. I'm using them to make gift bows. Below is a video I made explaining how I did it. And as an extra bonus I show you how I store them.
To make a bow measuring 6 inches long you will need 3 strips of washi tape stuck down onto white paper. The strips should be around 11 inches long to give you plenty of room to work with. The bottom washi tape strip measures 6 inches long, and I have left a 1/8 inch border on either side of the tape. Once curled the middle loop is 4 and 1/2 inches long. The top one is 3 and 1/4 inches long. The center belly band measures half and inch wide and around an inch long, but it really depends on how you cut the "V" for the middle section. The Video explains all of that in greater detail.
- Two different kinds of washi tape preferably different widths. The kind I use in the video are Recollections form Michaels. Just choose two of your favorites. And here are the rest of the items you will need...
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