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Pink Paislee – Lists – Fun And Easy Notepad Holder

I love making lists! Lists keep me organized and help me set priorities. I find it the best way to keep up with our family’s busy schedule. I’m also the type of person who needs to write things down in order to remember them. Today I am going to show you what a weekly spread in my planner looks like and how I incorporated the cute little notepad that comes in the Oh My Heart collection for my daily to-do list.

The first thing I do when I set up my weekly spreads is write down the main tasks I need to get done or important events/duties such as schedule changes, school and church functions, work meetings, etc. Anything out of the ordinary goes into my planner. This system works wonders as it gives me an idea of all the extra activities I have to prepare for and how busy the upcoming week is going to be.

Once everything is written down, I start decorating the pages. The bits and pieces in the Oh My Heart collection are so fun. The black and white striped tote is my favorite. I also love the floral puffy stickers which were perfect to embellish the opposite corners of my spread. To achieve a cohesive look, I made sure I repeated some of the elements on both page. Fussy cut flowers, clear and chipboard stickers, washi tape.

Aside from an overview of my week, what I like to include in my planner is a daily to-do list. Most of the time I just use post-its or index cards, but I thought it would be fun and useful to create a notepad holder that I could switch between weeks or planners.

To begin, I cut out a piece of patterned paper to adhere the notepad to that was ¼ inch bigger than the notepad itself. Next, I wanted to make sure I had a sturdy base for it. Something that I could easily take in and out of my planner without tearing. I trimmed two of my favorite patterned papers from the collection to glue back-to-back and a piece of white cardstock that I sandwiched in the middle. Another option would be using plain chipboard to decorate with favorite patterned papers and embellishments. One thing to pay attention to before trimming the paper is the space needed for notches/holes (depending on your type of planner).

I created a little pocket on the back to store extra lists, receipts, and reminders.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this post has inspired you to give list making a try. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it works!

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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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Sahin Designs – Christmas tags.

Hello there, friends. I’m back today with a fast and easy Christmas project. I love preparing for the Holidays. One of my favorite things to make is tags. Tags are very versatile, as they can be used in a variety of ways. They add the final touch to your gift packaging and are perfect as gift card holders or greeting cards. You can even make a mini album by combining multiple tags together. The Christmas collections in the Sahin Designs store are beautiful. For my project I chose to combine Christmas Day with bits and pieces from the Dear Santa collection.

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I used a template I found in the Silhouette store to cut my tags, but you don’t actually need any tools other than a good pair of scissors or a paper trimmer. Here are the measurements: the whole tag measures 3.75″ x 5.75″, the little pocket in the front is 3.75″ x 3.25″. I added an extra 3×4 card inside where you can write down a little note or adhere a photo.

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I love the mix of patterned papers and all the fun elements. The two collections complement each other really well.

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I added some thread here and there to create more interest and used pop dots to give extra dimension to the embellishments.

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There is so much you can do! So many different options to choose from in terms of colors and patterns.

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I love how these tags turned out! If you are looking for a fast way to give your holiday crafting a head start, this project is for you.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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