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Pink Paislee – Back To School: Personalized School Supplies

Hello friends! I can’t believe school is about to start in my part of the world! Summer has flown by and we are definitely not ready to get back to our normal routine. That said, I have always loved this time of the year. What is more exciting than buying school supplies and new clothes? For today’s project I decided to use the new gorgeous Turn The Page collection designed by Paige Evans to personalize my daughter’s writing notebook, cubby name tag, and bookmark.

The hard cover on the composition notebook you see here made it easy to embellish. The binding tape on the spine also helped with the placement of the paper, so I didn’t have to measure too much. I just adhered the paper down against the tape and cut around the edges. When covering the spine, just make sure you can easily open and close the notebook and that your paper is wide enough to go past the edge of the binding tape. This was a very simple project that came together in no time. I love the look of it! Paper 22, with its paper planes in different colors fits the theme quite well and is super fun.

My daughter loves quotes. The Turn The Page collection has so many to choose from! She picked a beautiful one from the cut apart sheet which I just backed with some black cardstock to make it stand out more. I also added some lace ribbon to cover the straight edges between the two patterned papers. I love the feminine feel of it! To finish the notebook I fussy cut the bird and some flowers to adhere on the left hand side of the quote and a puffy sticker for the top right corner.

Next, I worked on a name tag for Giulia’s cubby. I used the lovely layered stamps that come in the collection to create my own background using inks that matched the colors in the papers. The ribbon under the name adds more texture and color. Heart and leaf sequins were used to decorate the little loop at the top for which I also made a yellow tassel with embroidery floss.

For the back, I fussy cut a quote from Paper 21 and added a couple of flowers for extra color.

Just a note about the paper clips you see in the photo… I used some washi tape from the collection to decorate them. How cute are they?

Third and last project for today is a bookmark. I fussy cut some flowers from Paper 15 and adhered them together to create a β€œcharm”. To cover the back I used some patterned paper that also served as an outline for the flowers.

For the actual bookmark I used a quote once again. To jazz it up a little I stitched leaf sequins all around the edge. I absolutely love how it turned out! A simple touch that didn’t require a lot of time and made a huge difference!

Twine was the best option to connect the two pieces. I also used eyelets to reinforce the punched holes and make them more durable.

I really had a lot of fun creating these back-to-school projects. A few simple touches can help you personalize your kids’ supplies and create unique pieces to brighten their school days πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Off The Page: Floral Home Decor

Hi Pink Paislee friends! I’m here today to share a home dΓ©cor piece I created with the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection. As we are in the midst of remodeling our girls’ bedroom, I thought it would be fun to start thinking about some of the details we want to add to their dΓ©cor. My oldest daughter has chosen pink and lavender tones with touches of mint. What can I say? This mama’s heart is pretty happy about it πŸ™‚

We decided to makeΒ a floral initial to hang above their beds. I have seen many inspiring examples all over the Internet. I could not wait to try it out.

I had purchased a white 12×12” frame from the local craft store and decided to use it as my base. Although I loved the idea of having just a single letter hanging on the wall, I thought adding a frame would make it look more complete. Just a preference, I guess. The frame came with a raised mat that has an 8×8” opening in the middle, allowing me to use two different patterned papers to decorate it. I really wanted to use the gorgeous ombre purple paper for the square inside the frame, so I went with a more subtle one for the mat.

Next, I used my die cut machine for the initial, which measures 10” in length.

Now onto the rolled roses. For this part I also used a cut file, but you can use dies or download free templates from the Internet. I varied the size of the roses to make them look more realistic. Once I had my spirals cut out, I started rolling them from the outer end towards the middle and hot glued them in place. I then added some fussy cut leaves and little flowers from the collection to finish it off. To stick my shape onto the glass, I found that 3D pop dots work really well and add the extra dimension I like.

I have to admit, it takes quite some time and several 12×12 papers to fill up a letter of this size, but the end result is totally worth it! I hope you’ll give it a try!

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Pink Paislee – Valentines Wrapping Ideas

Hello friends! I am back with you to share a new project created for Valentines week on the Pink Paislee blog. Gift wrapping and pretty packaging have always been a passion of mine. I think adding handmade touches to any present makes it even more special. Today I’ll show how you can simply make and decorate your own packaging to go with your Valentines. I used mostly the new gorgeous Oh My Heart collection, with bits and piece from Take Me Away.

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I started by choosing the paper I wanted to use. As both sides would be visible, I had to make sure the patterns went well with the color scheme I had in mind. I wanted to use pinks and golds, with touches of green mixed in. Paper 09 worked perfectly for it. I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to create the little bag, which measures 5”H x5”L x2”W. Very easy and fast to assemble. I then created a tag to go with it. I used Paper 08 for the top layer and Paper 14 for the bottom one. The hot pink makes the yellow/goldish tag stand out more. I then wrapped some twine around it to give it more texture and added extra dimension by using foam dots to stick the beautiful flower from the Oh My Heart ephemera pack to the tag. I absolutely adore the heart charms included in the collection! They add such a delicate touch to any project! I also layered one of the mirror hearts from the Take Me Away collection behind it. A fun banner and some more twine finished the tag which I tied to one of the silk ribbon handles on the bag.

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Once my bag was completed, I decided to make a gift box to go with it.

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This time I used my scoring board. I started with a 8”x8” piece of textured white cardstock. For the box base, I scored the paper at the 2” and 6” mark, then I repeated the steps after turning the paper 90 degrees. I cut slits on all four sides (as shown in the picture below) and glued the box together.

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For the lid, I started with the same 8”x8” white cardstock. This time though I aligned it to the 1/16” mark and scored at the 2” and 6 1/8” mark then turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated the steps. I cut slits on all four sides and glued it together. Now onto embellishing! I cut two strips (one wider than the other) out of the same Paper 09 I used for my bag and made sure I glued them together so that both patterns would be visible. I then used some cut files to create the leaves and the flower outline to layer below the gold flower. I mixed in some tags from the Take Me Away collection and added another one of those adorable charm hearts on top.

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I hope you felt inspired by these simple and easy packaging ideas and will give it a try! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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