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8.29.2014

paper flower tutorial

8.29.2014  at 8:00 AM

Grab your books and scallop punches, we're going to make paper flowers!


And here's a DIY Crafting Kit I have in the shop that has supplies to help you get creating.


Even though I am a crafty, creative shop owner that works all day long playing with paper, glue and ink, sometimes I'm at a loss for cute packaging. When I first began blogging, I used what I had on hand and I still do. That's where the book pages come in...no new books were harmed in the making of this craft. Just books that were no longer being read and now put to good use.

TUTORIAL

This scallop punch was one of my first crafty purchases, it's from Stampin' Up. The larger 3" scallop punch is from EK Success. I find that ten petals gives me a nice full flower for the smaller punch size. For the larger flower {seen attached to the kraft bag in the first photo} I used 5 of the 3" petals and 3 of the smaller petals and just stapled the papers together. You can see that it gives you a more open flower bloom. 

Here's a step-by-step.


Looking for more photos and details on how to create a paper flower? Check out this paper flower tutorial.


Even looks spiffy enough for a boy...this one's going on a care package we're sending to Zach.

Buy your DIY Crafting Kit here.
Find other fun supplies here.
Like charming home decor? Then check out my art prints.

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8.28.2014

tutorial | adding pages to your spiral bound journals + mini books

8.28.2014  at 8:00 AM

Part of the fun of a mini book, for me at least, is being able to add in bits and pieces that help to tell the story I'm documenting. You know, the receipt where the total amount just happened to have the total of the year you were born or maybe the fortune that was so perfect from your last Date Night out.

#tutorial #bind it all #spiral #notebook #scrapbooking #diy #crafts #journal

On the flip side, have you ever left a page out of your mini album?  Or  journaled so much that you needed more room to tell the whole story? Then decided that you had just one more story to tell, but no more pages to share it on?

Me, too.


I'm tickled to share with you today a quick tutorial on adding ephemera and photos to your spiral bound journals + mini books. Somehow I always end up wanting to add something extra to my journal, so I came up with a way to do just that without taking the journal apart.



THE TUTORIAL
Let me show you the method I've come up with and have used many times. And don't worry if you don't have a Bind-It-All machine, I'm going to show you how to use the same design principle using a hand held hole punch. 

Let's get started.


#tutorial #bind it all #notebook #scrapbooking #mini album #journal
  • Hole punch your page, either with your Bind-It-All or Cinch machines or by hand, then snip a horizontal slit into the center of each hole.
  • Position your page in your mini album and slip it onto your o-wire rings.
  • Using your finger, gently nudge the punched page onto the o-wires by placing the punched page next to the o-wire and pushing it down until it fits snugly between the spirals.
  • Finish documenting your story.



THE LIST
And here's the list that helped me showcase the tutorial. In case you can't read my list, which I chose from the March 2011 30 Days of Lists class topics, you can find it below. 

If you're interested in joining the class for September 30 Days of Lists class, find more info here.


In My Bag
my wallet
my life in a planer...the ochre malden {Filofax}
catch-all bag that has:
tissues, pen case, makeup bag, foldable shopping bag, business cards
coins I was too lazy to put in my wallet



THE CLASS
If you like lists, join me in the September 30 Days of Lists class. I'm a sponsor of the September 30 Days of Lists class and would just love to have you join us. You can create your own journal, buy a journal from my shop, use the free digital kit that comes with your Registration packet if you register before September 1st  or just post your lists on Facebook or Instagram.






DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate, as well as a sponsor, of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small affiliate fee if you use any of my links to purchase the class. As you can see by the number of times I've taken classes, I believe in this adventure and think you will enjoy it, too.

Thanks for stopping in!


8.27.2014

baker's twine bookmarks | the twinery

8.27.2014  at 8:00 AM

I'm featured today over on The Twinery blog with these baker's twine bookmarks! And good news...the Rainbow Shimmer twine that I used in this project is back in stock.


Baker's Twine Bookmarks | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com



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8.26.2014

30 days of lists | september 2014 blog hop

8.26.2014  at 5:00 AM

Beginning September 1st, I'll be joining hundreds and hundreds of other listing fans for the 30 Days of Lists class. I've taken other list classes with Amy + Kam and have enjoyed the journey, each time learning something new about myself as I take a few moments each day to document my thoughts. Of course, being the mini book junkie that I am, I also embellish my lists each day as well.

Hi, I'm Monika and welcome. I'm a sponsor for the September class and I like lists!

#30Lists Blog Hop | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

There's a link at the end of the post where you can find all my previous #30lists and journals, but let me share a new list from the March 2011class. I didn't take that particular class, so I chose a topic and decided add it to the list journal I'm using for this class.

30 Days of Lists | iloveitall.etsy.com
mini books from I Love It All

IN MY BAG
To create my list, I made simple banners by cutting into cardstock strips. You can see at the top of my list, I punched a mini heart shape and used my Tim Holz mini stapler to adhere it to the page. For the rest of the list, I used a glue stick on two strips and varying heights of foam dots on the rest to give my page dimension and interest.

In My Bag | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com


JOIN THE FUN 
Add your blog post link sharing your list in the #30 Lists Facebook group here.

REGISTER FOR CLASS
If you like lists, join me...I'm a sponsor of the September 30 Days of Lists class and would just love to have you along for the fun. You can create your own journal, buy a journal from my shop, use the free digital kit that comes with your Registration packet if you register before September 1st  or just post your lists digitally on Facebook or Instagram.


Register for 30 Days of Lists September 2014 | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com


Find more fun list projects here.

DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate, as well as a sponsor, of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small affiliate fee if you use any of my links to purchase the class. As you can see by the number of times I've taken classes, I believe in this adventure and think you will enjoy it, too.

COME BACK THURSDAY
I'll be sharing a tutorial on adding ephemera, pages and photos to spiral bound notebooks without having to take apart your notebook.



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8.25.2014

50 until 50 | the lists mini album

8.25.2014  at 8:00 AM

Some time ago, I had an idea to count down the 50 days before my 50th birthday with lists. I had a few ideas about what I wanted to share about my life so far, but mostly I just took a moment to think and documented my list. Each day, I posted my 50 lists on Instagram and you can find them by searching the #50until50 hashtag.


If you do check out my lists on Instagram, you might notice that there is a gap in the posting of lists. In March, my Father-in-Law passed away suddenly and I halted my posting and documenting. You might also notice though that I did eventually carry on with my project. He would have been 70 in May. 

My motivation for this project were my children. I wanted them to know things about me that I might never have brought up in conversation. One day when they're older, they might find this album, read these lists and perhaps they'll serve as topics of conversation between us. Or not. Who knows, that's the beauty of life.

The Prep Work

The album is from 7gypsies and 99% of the patterned paper comes from my extensive collection of 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pads.

I was having a tough time thinking of a way to document my lists and finally came up with shipping tags and all the bits and baubles I had from my stint as a Designer with My Mind's Eye and my lovely supply of baker's twine The Twinery, where I am a Senior Designer.

The Lists

Using the same image I used for each day's list on Instagram, I printed and adhered it to the cover of my album. And I love it. Simple. Perfect. 

In no particular order, here are my 50 lists, begun 50 days before my 50th birthday.

iloveitallwithmonikawright.com | 50 until 50 Mini Album
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50 until 50 Lists Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

I kept the set up of the album pretty simple and uniform with just a 6x6 piece of double-sided patterned cardstock, shipping tags, baker's twine and assorted brads, washi tape, enamel dots, buttons, layered stickers, chipboard and fun felt shapes. It took more time to write all the lists and do the simple decorations to the pages than I thought, but I am really happy to have done the project. And to have finished it. Yay me!


If you like lists, join me in the September 30 Days of Lists class. I'm a sponsor of the September 30 Days of Lists class and would just love to have you join us. You can create your own journal, buy a journal from my shop, use the free digital kit that comes with your Registration packet if you register before September 1st  or just post your lists on Facebook or Instagram.






DISCLAIMER | I am an affiliate, as well as a sponsor, of the 30 Days of Lists class and will earn a small affiliate fee if you use any of my links to purchase the class. As you can see by the number of times I've taken classes, I believe in this adventure and think you will enjoy it, too.

Find more fun list projects here.
Search the #50until50 hashtag on Instagram for all my lists.
Find shipping tags and labels here.
Find library check-out cards here.

Thanks for stopping in!

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